Ruhama Lamb

1812–1851 (Age 38)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruhama

When Ruhama Lamb was born on 8 April 1812, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Edward K Lamb, was 20 and her mother, Susannah Adamson, was 16. She married William Newman on 28 March 1832, in Center MM, Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died about 1851, at the age of 39.

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Ruhama Lamb
William Newman
Marriage: 28 March 1832
Charles F Newman
Emma Newman
James Newman
Luzena Newman
Elizabeth Newman
Jane Newman

Spouse & Children

28 March 1832
Center MM, Guilford, North Carolina, United States


  • Charles F Newman


  • Emma Newman


  • Male1841–1923Male

  • Luzena Newman


  • Elizabeth Newman


+1 More Child

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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 13

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.’

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruhama in entry for Samuel C Stanley and Emma Newman, "Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966"
  • Ruhania Newman in entry for Samuel C Stanley and Emma Newman, "Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966"
  • Ruhama Newman in entry for Emma Stanley, "Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966"

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