Sylvanius Lamb

22 September 1797–11 November 1862 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Sylvanius

When Sylvanius Lamb was born on 22 September 1797, in New York, United States, his father, Daniel Lamb, was 37 and his mother, Esther Avery, was 35. He married Jane Ann Dratt about 1817, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 November 1862, in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Middleton Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvanius Lamb
Jane Ann Dratt
Marriage: about 1817
Washington J Lamb
Albert Francis Lamb
George Franklin Lamb
Ann Elizabeth Lamb
Ambrose D Lamb
Isaac J Lamb
Lucitta Jane Lamb
James Lewis Lamb
Polly Ester Lamb

Spouse and Children


    Jane Ann Dratt


about 1817
New York, United States


    Washington J Lamb


    George Franklin Lamb


    Ann Elizabeth Lamb


    Ambrose D Lamb


    Isaac J Lamb


+4 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .2 English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert .3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ( see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudotranslation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.’

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvenus Lamb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lomans Lamb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sylvanus Lamb, "Find A Grave Index"

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