Harriet Lamb

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Lamb was born on 11 March 1818, in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Rev Shubael Lamb Sr, was 46 and her mother, Clarisa Bushnell, was 37.

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Rev Shubael Lamb Sr
Clarisa Bushnell
Charles Lamb
Anna Lamb
Shubeal Lamb Jr
Lucy Lamb
Abigail Lamb
Orrilla Lamb
Aseneth Lamb
Elza Lamb
Madison Lamb
Harriet Lamb

Sources (2)

  • Harriet Lamb, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Harret Lamb, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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.

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Lamb, a pet form of Lambert .

English: nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, from Middle English lamb, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of the warrior’, formerly Anglicized as O'Loan (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: "The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O'Loan itself.".

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

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