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.
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.".
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 …