|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1836|
His parents were Joshua LAMB(1731-1813) and Mercy (Brooks) LAMB (1743-1828).
He became interested in religion when but a boy, and was converted and joined the Free Will Baptist Church. His circumstances afforded him little advantgage of an education, but he had an inquisitive and well-balanced mind, he worked with a clergyman in his preaching endeavors, and his success was such that he was licensed and ordained in 1813, and began to preach in his native place.
He married 04 Aug. 1817, to Jane Dunlap, wid of Capt. Sam'l Dunlap; and, dau of Eph. and Martha Hunt.
He gathered a church in Bangor Me, but his health was failing and he declined settlement.
His brethren wanted him to go to Topsham where the church was waning. There was a remarkable revival commenced and he baptized about 40. (It was here that the later eminent scholar, Prof. John J. Butler, was influenced by good from Rev. George Lamb, with whom he stayed while a student there.)
Rev. Lamb's health continued to go down, until he died suddenly in 1836 at 48 years of age.
He was even in temperment, uniformly good, and universally beloved. --from Cyclopedia of Free Baptist, pub. 1889, Burgess & Ward.
In History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harperville, ME, it records his place of burial and the inscription on his stone.
Joshua Lamb (1731 - 1813)
Mercy Brooks Lamb (1743 - 1793)
Janet Dunlap Lamb (1785 - 1882)
Joshua Lamb (1771 - 1851)**
Benjamin Lamb (1779 - 1850)**
George Lamb (1788 - 1836)
"Remember how he spoke unto you when he was yet with you."
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