When Almira Merrill was born on 5 June 1807, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Merrill Jr., was 30 and her mother, Phebe Shepherd, was 24. She married Abel Lamb in 1826, in Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 January 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
Welsh and English: from a female personal name of Celtic origin, found in Welsh as Meriel and Meryl and in Irish as Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel (‘sea-bright’).
English: habitational name from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English mirie, merie, murie ‘merry, pleasant’ (Old English myrge) + hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll), including two places called Merry Hill in Staffordshire and a third in Hertfordshire.
OCCUPATION: School Teacher, Cooper (barrel maker) BIOGRAPHY: "Joseph Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont, when Abel Lamb was not yet five years old. Abel had begun his earthly mission eighty miles a …