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May Jackson "Jack" Lamme
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1815
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1887
Yolo County
California, USA

M.J. Lamme was born and raised at Marthasville, Warren County, Missouri. His father was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a very successful business man. His mother was born in Kentucky and was a granddaughter of Daniel Boone.

In 1850 M.J. helped lead a wagon train to California. Traveling with him was his wife, Amanda (Maupin) Lamme and their three young daughters, as well as Amanda's family, the Maupins. In Nebraska, Amanda died from cholera. M.J. buried her near the old Overland road, southeast of Bridgeport. Sending his daughters on with their Maupin grandparents, he returned to Fort Kearney and purchased a headstone which he took all the way back to her grave in a wheelbarrow. Her grave is one of the rare immigrant graves along the trail that is still marked today. (See photo of Nebraska Historical Marker.)

M.J. wrote sorrowful letters home to his mother about the hard time he was having in California and his lonliness for Amanda and his home and family. The family farm in Missouri where he grew up still looks today pretty much as it did when he left. (The writer of this bio lives there.)

M.J.'s beloved mother died suddenly in 1856 and sometime before 1858 he returned home to Missouri because in that year he married a former friend, Miss Sumarus J. Echols in Boone County, Missouri. The two of them went back to California, where they lived out their lives together, both dieing in 1887 at Buckeye / Winters, California.

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Family links: 
  William T. Lamme (1777 - 1840)
  Frances Callaway Lamme (1785 - 1856)
  Sumarus J Echols Lamme (1825 - 1887)*
  Alcis Lamme Cunningham (1847 - 1918)*
  Joseph William Lamme (1861 - 1943)*
  Czarina Lamme Bryan (1805 - 1836)*
  Serena Lamme Howell (1806 - 1882)*
  Hulda Jane Lamme Bryan (1807 - 1881)*
  Cornelia C Lamme Hawkins (1810 - 1904)*
  Missouri P. Lamme Caton (1812 - 1845)*
  May Jackson Lamme (1815 - 1887)
  Leonidas Lamme (1820 - 1844)*
  Napoleon Bonaparte Lamme (1821 - 1906)*
  Achilles Lamme (1822 - 1888)**
  Josephine Lamme Marshall (1829 - 1856)*
*Calculated relationship
Winters Cemetery
Yolo County
California, USA
Plot: unk
Maintained by: Lamme Cousin
Originally Created by: Delores Sorenson
Record added: Aug 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28734951
May Jackson Jack Lamme
Added by: Diana Bringel Petersen
May Jackson Jack Lamme
Added by: Lamme Cousin
May Jackson Jack Lamme
Added by: Charlotte Ann Price
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In honor of your mother back home.
 Added: Oct. 31, 2011

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