Abel Lamb

Male9 March 1801–14 April 1874

Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Lamb was born on 9 March 1801, in Rowe, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Eneas Lamb, was 27 and his mother, Anna Blackmar, was 26. He married Almira Merrill in 1826, in Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870. In 1850, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as a cooper, abel lamb, built the first road into lamb's canyon in 1850, over which he and his sons hauled wood from the canyon forests to make barrels, tubs, washboards, churns, and water buckets in Canyon, Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada. He died on 14 April 1874, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abel Lamb
Almira Merrill
Marriage: 1826
Lisbon Lamb
Horace Merrill Lamb
Omar Lamb
Edwin Ruthven Lamb
Brigham Young Lamb
Sarah Lamb
Joseph Smith Lamb
Almyra Lamb
Abel Lamb Jr
Aeneas Lamb
Levi Lamb
John Hyrum Lamb
William Miller Lamb
Zeruah Lamb

Sources (47)

  • Abel Lamb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Able Lamb in entry for Aluryra Hardy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Abel Lamb, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1826Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 17

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 20

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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    Lamb, Abel, Life Story

    ABEL LAMB Life Sketch Abel Lamb was born April 9, 1801, at Rowe, Massachusetts. He was the son of Aeneas Lamb and Ann Blackmore. In 1826, he married Almira Merrill who was born in Hartford, Connecti …

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