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Julia Ann Martin Lambert
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1788
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1872
Yates City
Knox County
Illinois, USA

Personal Notes: Isaac and Julia Lambert are a part of a History Living program the Vigo County Historical Society presents to all third grade students in Vigo County. This is a program that teaches local history through the dramatic arts and Julia tells her story about coming to Ft. Harrison with her husband, Isaac, and about her part in the battle at Ft. Harrison when the fort was attacked by The Prophet, the brother of Chief Tecumseh. Zackery Taylor was the commander of Ft. Harrison at that time.
Isaac was one of the settlers who cultivated land under the protection of Fort Harrison. He was an early county commissioner, served on juries, built a mill, and helped organize an early Methodist society. Both were in Fort Harrison during the battle on 4 Sept. 1812 and help in the defense. Julia was hailed as a woman whose "name should go down to posterity in the list of heroines" by the Fort Harrison Centennial Association. During the battle the Indians set fire to the fort, and the settlers' attempts to control it nearly exhausted the water supply. Julia was apparently a small, slender woman and agreed to be lowered to the bottom of the well where she dipped water into the buckets with a gourd. Her energetic dipping scooped up so much sand along with the water that the bottom of the well was lowered and the water began to rise again. It was said that she never recovered from the exposure she suffered at the bottom of the well.
Chapter VI.
INMATES OF FORT HARRISON
By J. T. Sco
At time of siege, September 4 and 5, 1812, there were in the fort some sixty persons, soldiers and citizens. We only know the names of the following : Captain Zachary Taylor, Commandant.Dr. William A. Clark, Army Surgeon. He was commended by Captain Taylor as acting with the greatest firmness and presence of mind indefense of the Fort. Dr. Clark also practiced among the citizens outside the Fort.
Drummer Davis, a deserter from the English army, who joined the Americans as a musician. After the war he lived across the river. Died in 1847.
A William Bandy, a Virginian and soldier. Lived in Fayette Township after the war.
William Cowen, who was killed in the fight.
Josey Cowen, his brother, who died the next day of disease.
Joseph Dickson and family, wife and children.
Jonathan Graham and wife. No further notice of Jonathan Graham.
Isaac Lambert and wife, Julia Martin Lambert.
Mrs. Briggs and her daughter, Mary.
Mrs. Isaac Anderson and her daughter, Matilda.
Mary Dickson and Joseph Dickson, young children of John Dickson, in care of their aunt, Julia Lambert.
Peter Mallory and family, wife and children.
John Clinton Bradford, a baby about a year old.
Per the 1850 census Julia was living with her son Martin.
Per the 1870 census Julia was living with her son Martin in Knox Co., IL 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Isaac N Lambert (1784 - 1827)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Lambert Coleman (1810 - 1893)*
  Elizabeth Ann Lambert Hurlbutt (1820 - 1893)*
  Elizabeth Ann Lambert Hurlbutt (1820 - 1893)*
  Martin D Lambert (1825 - 1904)*
  Isaac N Lambert (1827 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Yates City Cemetery
Yates City
Knox County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: DeLories Robinson-Vaughn
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71492463
Julia Ann <i>Martin</i> Lambert
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Julia Ann <i>Martin</i> Lambert
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Wish I could have known you. I do in my heart. What a brave and historic lady. You will never be forgotten.With love, your GGG Granddaughter,DeLories
- DeLories Robinson-Vaughn
 Added: Aug. 2, 2013
 
 
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