Lambert ancestor sailed from England to Virginia before 1700

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2016

Today’s story is an update with additional information on the Lambert family who settled in Covington County. reports limited records of the immigrant ancestor and a few earlier generations of this family.

Also, some extra family records have been provided.

According to Ancestry records, John Lambert, born in 1656 in Yorkshire, England, is the earliest ancestor to be identified at this time.

John appears to have settled at some point in this country in the State of Virginia, and he earned the title of Captain. He was married to Rebecca Clowes, also a Native of Cawsworth, Cheshire, England. She was born in 1665 and lived until 1701 when she died in Pennsylvania.

John is shown as dying in 1700, but the location was not listed.

They had a son named Andrew I. Lambert who was born in 1694 in Virginia.

Andrew I. Lambert is the ancestor who migrated south to the State of Georgia.

He was married to Indian Dove Perry, a native of Virginia as well and the daughter of Isaac Perry.

They both died after moving to Georgia, Andrew in 1780 and Indian Dove in 1777.

Their son, James Andrew Lambert, became a Captain during the Revolutionary War of which he was a veteran from Burke County, N.C. He was born in 1730 in Onslow, N.C. and died in 1802 in Screven County, Ga.

He was married to Elizabeth Ann Lewis, and they had a son named Isaac A. Lambert, born circa 1780 in Georgia.

Isaac A. Lambert became a farmer and migrated to Monroe County, Ala., sometime after 1800. One record reports that he was married to Abigail Davis (1788-1863) circa 1806 in Georgia and another indicates in Alabama. He was settled in Monroe County by 1820 when their seventh child was born.

Then in the 1830 and 1840 federal censuses, Isaac was listed as head of his household.

At least two of his brothers, Andrew and Robert Lambert, moved along with him to Monroe County.

Isaac and Abigail Lambert reared the following children: Alexander Wesley, b. 1807, m. Sina “Lillie” Loften; Elbert, b. 1807, m. Sarah Elizabeth A.; Amelia “Milly,” b. ca 1808, d. 1888, m. Isaac Thompson (1797-1883); William Seaborn, b. ca 1809, m. (1) Sarah Ann Lowery (2) Mary Frederick; Matthew, b. 1814, d. 1890, m. Sarah Ann Miles (1825-1891); Harvey M., b. 1820, d. 1873, m. Mary A Miles; Robert James, b. 1824, d. 1907, m. Eliza N. Turner; John D., b. 1827, d. 1911, m. Mary Ann Young (1827-1876); and Mary M., b. 1829, d. 1869, m. Erasmus Napoleon Boykin (1833-1873).

The oldest son, Alexander Wesley Lambert, was married in 1835 in Monroe County to Sina “Lillie” Loften, daughter of Eli Loften.

They had all their 11 children while residing in Monroe County. They were: Abigail, b. 1837, d. 1929, m. William Charles Loften; Irena, b. 1840; Mary Missouri, b. 1841, d. 1904, m. William Rogers; James Madison “Matt,” b. 1842, d. 1929, m. (1) Mary Caroline Rhodes (2) Laura Rhodes; Sarah, b. 1845; Eli, b. 1846, d. 1883, m. (1) Mary Rogers (2) Elsie Jane Day; Alexander, b. 1850; Amanda, b. ca 1852; Green Asberry, b. 1853, d. 1925, m. Fannie Pate Feagin (1860-1945); Charles Daffin, b. 1855, d. 1917, m. Ella Neal; and Dora Ann, b. 1859, m. Aaron T. Feagin.

The second son, Elbert Lambert, was married in 1830 to Sarah Elizabeth A.

They reared the following children: John Perry, b. 1830; James Calhoun, b. 1832; Isaac C., b. 1835; Mary Elizabeth, b. 1837; Elbert Daniel, b. 1840, m. (1) Nancy Merritt (2) Amanda J. DuBose; Nancy Catherine, b. 1843; Prucilla Abigail, b. 1846; and Rhoda Ann, b. 1850.

The oldest daughter, Amelia “Milly” Lambert, was married to Isaac Thompson.

They resided in Monroe County, but at their deaths, they were buried in the McConnico Cemetery in Conecuh County.

They had the following children: Nichalous, b. ca 1828; William, b. ca 1829; Martha, b. ca 1831; Abigail, b. ca 1833; Samuel, b. ca 1839; Moses, b. ca 1842; John Murray, b. ca 1846, d. 1886, m. Octavia Celestia; Isaac Daniel, b. ca 1852, d. 1873, m. Octavia Celestia; and Mary, b. ca 1854.

The next son, William Seaborn Lambert, was first married in 1838 to Sarah Ann Lowery, and they soon moved to Union County, Ark. They had the following children: Isaac, b. ca 1839; Mary, b. ca 1842; George, b. ca 1844; Drucilla, b. ca 1845; Nancy “Mittie,” b. ca 1852; Sallie, b. ca 1855; William Seaborn Jr., b. 1857, d. 1932; and Sarah J., b. ca 1859. After Sarah Ann’s death, William was married to Mary Frederick in 1862, and they had a daughter, Gabrilla, b. ca 1866. The date of William’s death is not known, but he drowned in the Ouachita River in Arkansas.

The next son, Matthew Lambert, followed his brother to Arkansas after he had married Sarah Ann Miles (1825-1891) in 1840 in Monroe County. Their first child, Matthew Jonathan, was born circa 1842 in Monroe County before the family’s move.

He rendered service in the Confederate Army as a private in Company E, 3rd. Arkansas Infantry Regiment and lost his life during the war.

The other children included the following: Martha Elizabeth, b. 1846; James D., b. 1849, d. 1922; Ann Eliza, b. 1852, d. 1896; William, b. ca 1854, d. 1891; and Charles, b. ca 1856, d. 1869.

Another son, Harvey M. Lambert, was married to Mary A. Miles.

They lived in Monroe County and reared a son, James D. Lambert, b. ca 1860.

Another son, Robert James Lambert, was married to Eliza N. Turner, daughter of J. and Charlotte Turner. They reared the following children in Monroe County: Reuben I, b. 1857, d. 1864; Mary Jane, b. 1859, m. M.J. Dunaway; Harvey, b. ca 1861; Robert James Jr, b. 1862; Drucella, b. 1864; Emma Eliza “Lula,” b. 1868; and John L., b. 1870.

The next son, John D. Lambert, was married in 1848 to Mary Ann Young (1827-1876). They resided in Claiborne, Monroe County, and reared the following children: William D., b. 1849, m. Lizzie Wick; Isaac, b. 1851; John Franklin Milton, b. 1854; Henry G., b. 1856; Franklin J. “Frank,” b. 1858; Winthrope “Pompey,” b. 1860; Lucy, b. 1864; Susan, b. 1865; and Samuel, b. 1868, d. 1872.

The youngest child, Mary M. Lambert, was married in 1853 to Erasmus Napoleon Boykin, son of Sterling and Pauline Boykin. They reared their family in Monroe County with the following children: Joseph, b. 1853, m. Annie Dora Rawls; Mary E.A., b. 1855; Isaac, b. 1857, d. 1912, m. Sallie ?; and William D., b. 1859, m. Mattie Wright.

The sources for this writing were for the earlier generations and John Vick’s family record document for succeeding generations.

Anyone finding an error in the above data is requested to contact this writer, Curtis Thomasson, at 20357 Blake Pruitt Road, Andalusia, AL 36420; 334-804-1442; or Email: