Isaac Lamb Timeline

Volume 1: Aaron Stark [1608-1685], Progenitor of our Stark Family in North America and the First Three Generations

Part 4: The Third Generation; Children of William Stark (Senior)

 

Isaac Lamb Appendix: Isaac Lamb Timeline

2nd Edition; October 2006; by Clovis LaFleur, with Editorial Assistance by Donn Neal; Copyright © January 2007, Clovis La Fleur

Major contributors: Pauline Stark Moore & Gwen Boyer Bjorkman

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[Chapter 7 Attachment: Isaac Lamb Ancestry]

Compiled by Clovis LaFleur, May 2003

Isaac Lamb’s Timeline

1655 to 1672/3: As presented in the article titled "Ancestry of Isaac Lamb  of  Groton, New London County, Connecticut", these are the most likely years Isaac could have been born. In this discussion, we are assuming he was born in New England and will be attempting to prove Isaac is descended from one of the earlier Lamb families living in New England. However, as we progress through the events that follow, our conclusion could be he migrated to New England before 1687 and as late as 1695, the first record we find for Isaac in New London. If he migrated from England as late as 1695, then Experience Lamb was born in England.

1685: The earliest year Experience Lamb could have been born.

1687: "Ye 10th of July 1687, I baptized 11, viz 4 of Caleb Church his children (who solemnly owned ye Covent), viz Caleb, Joshua, Isaac, & Rebekah, also a child of Jo. Balls called Abigail, also I baptized Isaac Lamb, Abigail Sanders & Mary Laurence, all wch 3 owned ye Covent, I baptized 3 of George Dills children, (he himself taking shame to himself for his sin) his children were called Thomas, Sarah and James." [Watertown Records: Comprising the Third Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths to End of 1737]

1692/3: The latest year Experience Lamb could have been born and probably the most likely.

1695: November 24, Isaac’s daughter, Elizabeth Lamb, Baptized in New London County. This Baptism was performed in the Congregational Church. [Richard A. Wheeler, History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, Conn., 1674-1874 With the Report of Bi-Centennial Proceedings, June 3, 1874 With Appendix containing Statistics of the Church (Norwich, CT: t. H. Davis and Company, 1875), page 200]

1695/6 or 1696/7: January 15, Isaac purchased 50 acres from Peter and Christobel Crary near the Mystic River.

1698: Else or Alice Lamb was baptized June 19 in New London County. This Baptism was in the Congregational Church. [Richard A. Wheeler, History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, Conn., 1674-1874 With the Report of Bi-Centennial Proceedings, June 3, 1874 With Appendix containing Statistics of the Church (Norwich, CT: t. H. Davis and Company, 1875), page 200]

1701: Jacob Lamb was Baptized August 17 New London County. This Baptism was in the Congregational Church. [Richard A. Wheeler, History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, Conn., 1674-1874 With the Report of Bi-Centennial Proceedings, June 3, 1874 With Appendix containing Statistics of the Church (Norwich, CT: t. H. Davis and Company, 1875), page 202]

Author's Comment: There is no record of birth or Baptism for the other children of Isaac named Freelove, Daniel, Isaac, Anne and Dorothy. As we will see, I would speculate these children were born after Isaac and his wife became affiliated with the Baptist Church in Groton.

1704: On October 5th, Isaac and his spouse, Elizabeth, signed a petition requesting the First Baptist Church in Groton, Connecticut be allowed to have meetings in New London County. Isaac Lamb signed as a Member of the Church and his spouse, Elizabeth, signed as a Sister of the Church. This is the first document which reveals the given name of his spouse. [Aaron Stark Family, Seven Generations, by Charles R. Stark, 1927, page 3]

1709: April 20th, the grand jury of New London County presented [accused] William Stark, John Culver, Isaac Lamb, Joseph Culver Junior, Aaron Stark, Stephen Stark, and their wives for attending “an unlawful and seprat meeting….”

1710: Experience Lamb married William Stark Junior April 13th in Groton, New London County.

1712: June 2nd, Isaac is mentioned in deed as having property which “bounded….Easterly….partly by the land of Isaack Lamb….” This was eight acres of land John Culver Senior purchased from John Phychon Senior and John Phychon Junior ,“both of Springfield in Hampshire in the Province of Massachuset Baye in New England.”

Author's Comment: William Phychon founded the community of Springfield, Massachusetts and had a son named John who died in 1702. These men named Phychon were probably his grandson and great-grandson. Records have shown John Lamb of Springfield lived in that community beginning around 1652 until he died in 1690. Could there be a connection? No evidence has been found linking this John Lamb to Isaac and John Lamb of Springfield and his children seem to be well documented as living in the community of Springfield. However, this could be the foundation of the Isaac Lamb family tradition which says; “his father settled in Haverhill, New Hampshire; and being driven out by Indians, came to Connecticut." The tradition also indicates Isaac’s father may have been named Daniel because he named a son Daniel and possibly because of a deed made in Ipswich Deeds, Volume 1, page 701, dated June 19, 1676, which mentions a Daniel Lamb as one of two appraisers of a mare taken up by Moses Gerrish. Since Ipswich is on the northeast coast of Massachusetts and was not far from the region that became Haverhill, Hew Hampshire, this may be a likely place to look for Isaac's roots, for there were Indian attacks in this region. There is a Daniel Lamb in the records of Springfield who was the son of the above John Lamb. According to the Springfield records, he was born November 26, 1666, married Elizabeth Atchinson in 1690 and died March 8, 1691/2. Again, this could be another reason for the family tradition that Isaac’s father was named Daniel, although, as shown in the above analysis of the probable years Isaac could have been born, this Daniel could not have been his father. However, this Phychon document and the presence of a Lamb family in “Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts” could have translated into ’New Hampshire” and a father named “Daniel” although it is difficult to explain the tradition reporting the community was "Haverhill." History also records Springfield was attacked and burned by the Indians in King Philip's war on  October 16th, 1675, which could be the source of the family tradition the Lamb family was "driven out by Indians, came to Connecticut."

1712: Among those who drew lots at Nawayunk on July 4th. He drew the first teer, thirty fifth lot. [Book 1 of the Groton, New London County, Connecticut Deed Books]

1713: December 21, 1713, Isaac was a witness to a deed where William Stark Senior, father of William Stark Junior who had married Isaac’s daughter, Experience, transferred property to William Junior as a gift. On the same day, Isaac was a witness to a document which stated William Stark Junior “have received my full portion of land of my father.” [Book 1 of the Groton, New London County, Connecticut Deed Books]

1714: April 1st, Isaac sold his 50 acres near the Mystic River to his son-in-law, William Stark Junior, for the consideration of 170 pounds. On the same day, William Stark Junior sold the 50 acres he received as a gift from his father to his father-in-law, Isaac Lamb, for the sum of 150 pounds. [Book 1 of the Groton, New London County, Connecticut Deed Books]

1716: Isaac sold 40 acres to Ephriam Culver for 30 pounds on April 2nd. [Book 1 of the Groton, New London County, Connecticut Deed Books]

1717/18: March 24th, was one of those who paid William Stark Senior 6 pounds for one and one-half acres which became the Wightman Burying Ground. [Book 1 of the Groton, New London County, Connecticut Deed Books]

1720: Elizabeth, Isaac’s daughter, married Joseph Mitchell Junior November 27th. [Gwen Boyer Bjorkman’s “Descendants of Isaac Lamb“]

1723: May 12th, Isaac Lamb made his will. Elizabeth his wife was to get half the house and homestead during her widowhood along with all of his stock and household stuff that were movables to have during her widowhood and upon her death the movables and stock were to be equally divided among his six daughters named Experience, Elizabeth, Alis [Alice?], Freelove, Anne, and Dorothy. Sons Daniel and Jacob received the other half of the house and homestead and the rest to be equally divided between them when, Elizabeth, Isaac’s wife died. Jacob was to have first choice in the division with each paying Isaac Junior 30 pounds when he came of age at 21 years old. [Must have been minor when the will was made] Elizabeth, Isaac’s wife, was appointed executrix and Jacob was named executor. [FHL Film #1311925; New London County Connecticut Probate Records Continued, 1716-1734; Starts on page 184 of Book B][See Gwen Boyer Bjorkman transcription at end of text.]

1723: Will of Isaac Lamb proven in court June 29, 1723.

1725: Jacob Lamb married Jerusha Williams Feb 1725 Preston, New London County, Connecticut. [William Montgomery Clemens collected early Marriage records. The Clemens American Marriage Records were published by William M Clemens, Publisher, New York. In 1916 the first edition of Volume Four was published. Early Marriage Records of the Lamb Family in the United States Official and authoritative Records of Lamb Marriages in the Original States and Colonies from 1628 to 1865.]

1726: May 28, “Widow Elizabeth Lambe, Jacob Lambe and Daniel Lambe all of Groton for 9L to Gershom Brown … one third part of a first division or wood lot which lot was originally the right of Isaac Lambe Husband and Father to us and was conveyed to us by the last will and testament of sd Isaac Lambe …. Dated 28 May 1726 … Recd 23 Oct 1729 … Signed Elisabeth E Lambe her mark, Jacob Lambe, Daniel Lambe.” The family sold one of the Nawayuck lots Isaac obtained by the draw. Elizabeth was his spouse and Jacob and Daniel were his sons mentioned in the will. [Book 1, page 452 of the Groton, New London County, Connecticut Deed Books]

1727: Daniel married Zerviah Button 5 Oct 1727 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. [William Montgomery Clemens collected early Marriage records. The Clemens American Marriage Records were published by William M Clemens, Publisher, New York. In 1916 the first edition of Volume Four was published. Early Marriage Records of the Lamb Family in the United States Official and authoritative Records of Lamb Marriages in the Original States and Colonies from 1628 to 1865.]

1728: Ann Lamb married Samuel Branch 23 May 1728 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. [William Montgomery Clemens collected early Marriage records. The Clemens American Marriage Records were published by William M Clemens, Publisher, New York. In 1916 the first edition of Volume Four was published. Early Marriage Records of the Lamb Family in the United States Official and authoritative Records of Lamb Marriages in the Original States and Colonies from 1628 to 1865.]

1728: Dorothy Lamb married David Morgan 12 Sep 1728 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut. [William Montgomery Clemens collected early Marriage records. The Clemens American Marriage Records were published by William M Clemens, Publisher, New York. In 1916 the first edition of Volume Four was published. Early Marriage Records of the Lamb Family in the United States Official and authoritative Records of Lamb Marriages in the Original States and Colonies from 1628 to 1865.]

1733: Isaac Lamb Junior married Lydia Richards 12 Jun 1733 Preston, New London County, Connecticut. [William Montgomery Clemens collected early Marriage records. The Clemens American Marriage Records were published by William M Clemens, Publisher, New York. In 1916 the first edition of Volume Four was published. Early Marriage Records of the Lamb Family in the United States Official and authoritative Records of Lamb Marriages in the Original States and Colonies from 1628 to 1865.]

1737: November 21, “This settlement of bounds made and executed by and between Jacob Lamb of Groton Farmer & Daniel Lamb of the same farmer where we now dwell is as follows … true dividing bounds & lines between our adjoining lands … lying to the eastward of the brook which the sd Daniel hath sold to Deacon Collver and is to be excluded out of this settlement … Dated 21 Nov 1737 … recd 28 Feb 1737/8. Signed Jacob Lamb, Daniel Lamb … wit: Humphrey Avery, Elisabeth E. Lamb her mark.” Isaac’s sons, Daniel and Jacob, settle the division of the land they inherited from Isaac Senior. Notice one of the witnesses was Elizabeth Lamb, most likely the widow of Isaac. [Book 4, page 61 of Groton Deed Books]

1737: November 21, “Daniel Lamb of Groton … farmer for 30L received from Isaac Lamb of Groton … NE corner of John Ashcrofts land … to Ezekiel Turners corner … corner of Justice Smith … the same land that was laid out to sd Daniel Lamb the 30th Jan 1732 by Joshua Bill, Samuel Lester, Luke Perkins Comtee and is by estimation about eleven acres … Dated 21 Nov 1737 … Recd 10 Apr 1738 … Signed Daniel Lamb … wit Humphrey Avery, Jacob Lamb.” This is the sale of property by Daniel to Isaac Lamb Junior, mentioned in Isaac Lamb Senior’s will. This would appear to be payment of the 30 pounds Daniel was to give to Isaac as prescribed in Isaac Senior‘s will. Isaac Junior was paid in land. [Book 4, page 61 of Groton Deed Books]

1740: February 22, 1739/40, “We the Subscribers Committee being chosen and impowered to let out the Common and undivided Land in Groton … by voat of the town 16 Apr 1719 and an additional voat 21 Dec 1730 … laid out to Daniel Lamb of Groton 2 & 3/4A … part of second division originally belonging to John Fanning Junr. Deceased beginning at NE corner of land sd Daniel Lambs … to James Every Jnr … Dated 20 Feb 1749/40 … Recd 22 Feb 1739/40 …Signed William Morgan, John Avery, Samuel Lester. “ On the same page is recorded “to Jacob Lamb … bounded south with sd Jacob Lambs own land and west and north with sd Lambs land & east with John Lambs land … other piece northerly side of the old farm and southerly of Caleb Lambs Land … to Jacob Lambs own land [same dates and signatures]” Note: We know Daniel Lamb and Jacob Lamb are sons of Isaac Lamb because they are mentioned in Isaac’s will. Later in this text we will learn John Lamb and Caleb Lamb were sons of Thomas Lamb and grandsons of John Lamb of Maine, to be discussed later. [Book 4, page 84 of Groton Deed Books]

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