Russell Lamb

1804–1883 (Age 78)
Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Russell

When Russell Lamb was born on 25 May 1804, in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Levi Lamb, was 28 and his mother, Mercy Butler, was 21. He married Diadama Pratt on 12 November 1826, in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Harmony, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1875. He died in 1883, in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 79.

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Russell Lamb
Diadama Pratt
Marriage: 12 November 1826
Stephen P Lamb Lovell
William Pratt Lamb
Malissa Lamb
Mary Martha Lamb
John Wesley Lamb
Laura Lamb
Melissa Lamb
Ann Eliza Lamb

Spouse & Children

12 November 1826
Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States


  • Male1829–1891Male

  • William Pratt Lamb


  • Malissa Lamb


  • Mary Martha Lamb


  • Male1839–1912Male

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Rupert Lamb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Russel Lamb in household of S C Nutt, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Russell Lamb in entry for Ameliza Lamb, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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