Mahala Lamb

1824–1862 (Age 38)
Center MM, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mahala

When Mahala Lamb was born on 11 May 1824, in Center MM, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Lamb, was 40 and her mother, Amasa Adamson, was 36. She married Ebenezer Chamness on 25 February 1842, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Blue River Township, Henry, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 May 1862, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Nettle Creek Friends Quaker Cemetery, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Mahala Lamb
Ebenezer Chamness
Marriage: 25 February 1842
Nancy Chamness
Louisa E Chamness
Irena Chamness
Thomas Clark Chamness
John Wesley Chamness
Joseph Parker Chamness
Martha Ann Chamness
Susanna Ellen Chamness

Spouse & Children

25 February 1842
Indiana, United States


  • Nancy Chamness


  • Louisa E Chamness


  • Irena Chamness


  • Thomas Clark Chamness


  • John Wesley Chamness


+3 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 1

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 12

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Mahala Chamness in household of Ebaneezer Chamness, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mahala Chamness in household of Ebenezer Chamness, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahala Lamb in entry for Joseph P Chamness and Lizzie J Stanley, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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