|Birth: ||May 22, 1757|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1811|
John Lamb was born May 22, 1757 in Albany County, New York
Before he was twenty one years old, he enlisted as a private in the company of Capt. Barent J. Ten Eyck which company was a unit of the Second New york regiment. He served from May 5, 1778 to February, 1779. Later in the same year he re-enlisted and served three years in Capt. Cornelius Wiltse's company of the Fourteenth regiment of Albany County, New York militia, commanded by Col. Peter Yates.
He married Bulah Curtis March 21, 1779. She was born april 26, 1760 and died July 19, 1851. They were the parents of the following children:
Solomon, born 1780 died 1848, name of first wife unknown, second wife was Elizabeth Shepard.
Beulah, born 1782, died 1817, married Ira Blanchard
John Jr., born 1782, died 1790
Katherine, born 1786, died after 1860, married William Blanchard
Esra, born 1788, d 1865, married Sarah Tobin
Israel Thompson, born 1791, died 1823, married Margaret Winchell
Bathsheba, born 1793, married David D. Grimes
John Dillis, born 1795, married Sarah Phillips
William B., born 1797, married Sophia Anderson
Dorastus, b 1799, died 1858, married Elizabeth Miller and Elizabeth Batt
Ralph Rudophus born 1804, married Eleanor Anderson
No record found that he was a pensioner but his name is listed in the Land Bounty Rights Register.
Hardship of frontier life meant nothing to this sturdy pioneer for it was not until he was fifty two years old or in 1809 that he left New York state and came out to the New Indiana Territory and on February 28 of the same year bought 509 acres of land in Tobin Township near Rome.
He died April 9, 1811 and his was the first burial in the Upper or Lamb Cemetery at Tobinsport or Polk's bottoms as that section of the township was called in pioneer days. His grave is easily identified as it lies at a different angle from any other grave in the cemetery. In 1935 a government Millitary marker was placed at the grave by Lafayette Spring Chapter, Daughter's of the American Revolution. His will is of record at Vincennes, Knox County as Perry County was not organized until 1814. His wife, who survived him for over forty years, is buried in the same cemetery.
His Revolutionary services is authenticated by the Nation Archives at Washington. His service is also noted by dela Hunt's 'History of Perry County, Indiana".
Source: Files of Wallace Weatherholt
John Lamb was born May 22, 1757, in Albany
County, New York, and had not quite attained his
twenty-first birthday when he enlisted as a private in Captain Barent J. Ten Eyck's Company, Second New York Regiment, Continental Troops. He Served from May 5, 1778 until February 5, 1779, and we can reasonably assume that the causes then interrupting for awhile his military career were of a sentimental nature, since on March 21, 1779, he was married to Beulah Curtis, by whom he became the father of twelve children. Within the same year he re-enlisted, serving 1779-80-81 in Yates' Regiment of the New York Militia. In 1808 he removed from New York to Indiana, entering land the following year in Perry (then Knox)County, near Tobinsport, where he died in 1811.
Source: Perry Co. History by Thomas de la Hunt
John Lamb - The 'Upper Grave Yard' at Tobinsport is one of the few cemeteries in Southern Indiana where two authenicated veterans of th eRevolution are buried. He was born May 22, 1757 in Albandy Co., NY and was not twenty-one years old when he enlisted as a private in Captain Baron J. Ten Eyck's Company of the Second New York Regiment of Continental Troops. He served from May 5, 1778 unil February 5, 1879. Later he re-enlisted and served three years in Ytee's Regiment of the New York Malitia. He was married to Beulah Curtis March 21, 1779. They were the parent so twelve children and numerous decendants still live in Tobin Township. Hardships of frontier life ment nothing to this study pioneer as it was not until he was fifty-one years old in 1808 that he removed from New York to Indiana entering land near the Reverend Charles Polke and Jacob Weatherholt. The exact date of his death is unknown but it was previous to 1812. His grave is marked by two rough field stone and is easily identified because itlies at a different angle from any other in the cemetery.
Perry County, Indiana, Mosbey
Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution
Patriot Graves Registry
Patriot John Lamb
Birth: 1757 Death: 1818
Served from the State of New York
Buried in Perry County, Indiana
Lamb Upper Tobinsport Cemetery - located in Tobin Twp at Tobinsport, IN
GPS Coordinates: N37 51.225' W86 37.374'
Beulah Curtis Lamb (1760 - 1851)*
Solomon Lamb (1780 - 1848)*
Dorastus Lamb (1799 - 1858)*
Note: John Lamb was the first person to be buried in the Lamb Cemetery.
Maintained by: Ted Johnston
Originally Created by: Christina
Record added: Dec 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102522429