Rufus Allerton Lamb

1814–1873 (Age 59)
Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rufus Allerton

When Rufus Allerton Lamb was born about 1814, in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reuben Lamb, was 22 and his mother, Patience Holland Albertson, was 23. He married Susan R. Wales on 3 December 1840, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 March 1873, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States.

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Rufus Allerton Lamb
Susan R. Wales
Marriage: 3 December 1840
Henry Francis Lamb
Georgianna Albertson Lamb
Philomela C Lamb
Herbert K Lamb
Eva M Lamb

Spouse & Children

3 December 1840
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


  • Henry Francis Lamb


  • Georgianna Albertson Lamb


  • Philomela C Lamb


  • Herbert K Lamb


  • Eva M Lamb


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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

Age 6

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Rufus A Lamb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rufus A Lamb, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Rufus A Lamb, "United States Census, 1850"

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