Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jeremiah Wilson Lamb 1850-1900

Wilson Lamb
Jan. 3, 1850
Oct. 9, 1900

Jeremiah Wilson Lamb, the son of Ruth Malvina Wilson and James Madison Lamb and the grandson of Jeremiah Wilson of Bells Mines, was born in Crittenden County. When he was about four years old, the Lamb family moved to Caseyville, Union County, Kentucky. 

In 1879, Wilson Lamb married Bettie Baker, who only lived a short time after the marriage. In 1889, he married Annie McLesky. Annie and Wilson and their son, Robert M., are found on the 1900 Union County census, where Wilson is listed as a fire insurance agent. Earlier he had been editor of a newspaper in Caseyville. The family attended the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

According to a brief death notice in the 18 October 1900 issue of the Crittenden Press, "Mr. Wilson Lamb, prominent citizen and old newspaper publisher of Sturgis, died Oct. 9." He is buried at Pythian Ridge Cemetery, Sturgis, Union County. His will can be found in Union County Will Book G, page 192.


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