|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1827|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1905|
From the Hamilton County Register Volume 46, Number 43
Mrs. R. Lamont,
Settler in '67, Dies at Pasadena
Was Member of One of First Families to Settle Along
The Blue River in Farmers Valley
Mrs. Mary Waddell Lamont, one of the earliest settlers of Hamilton county and a member of the original group of pioneers who clung to their outposts along the Blue river in Farmers Valley as civilization pushed westward following the Civil war, died December 3, 1934 at Pasadena, Cal., after an illness of less than three weeks.
News of her death was received by Aurora friends from her daughter Mrs. L.W. Shuman. Funeral services were held at Graveside, December 5th, and interment was in Sunnyside cemetery. Mrs. Lamont, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Waddle, was born in Wisconsin and came to this country with her family in 1867 via the covered wagon route. Her father and John Brown arrived in January 1867 and were the second settlers in the county, having been preceded only by Jarvis Chaffee and George Hicks, who came in June 1866.
The Waddell and Brown families were the first to build log houses in the county. The Wadell family settled on Section 26, Township 9, Range 5, in Farmers Valley precinct.
The romance which led to the marrage of Mary Waddell and Robert Lamont, also one of the first resident of the county, began on the overland trip from Wisconsin to Nebraska.
James Waddell, having put in his crop, left John Harris in charge of his place and return to Wisconsin in summer of 1867 for his family. They drove to Nebraska with the James Cameron family. A young man by the name of Robert Lamont was in the party as the crossing was made at the Nebraska City ferry of the Missouri. He paid marked attention to Mary Waddell during the trip and the courtship had its consumation in their marriage October 20, 1867. History credits Robert Lamont with being the first postmaster and with performing the new county's first marriage as first probate judge, August 21, 1870. His term was from 1870 to 1872.
The Lamont home, following the best traditions of the pioneers, was always hospitable to travelers and was the scene of community gatherings. In recounting her memories of the early days, Mrs James Cameron recalled, in a paper written many years ago, that the first religious service ever held in the county was at the Robert Lamont-
James Waddle (1816 - 1904)
Mary Waddle Lamont (1850 - 1934)*
John B. Waddle (1856 - 1880)*
Plot: Section 8, Lot 10
Created by: Neil
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
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