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Chapter 12: Dykes Family
Belle Lamberts's Ancestors
John Lambert, Sr. was born about 1730 in Onslow County, North Carolina. I don't know who his wife was but they had eight children. They were John (1754), James (1755), William (1756), Elizabeth (1757), George (1758), Thomas (1759), Elijah (1760) and Elisha (1765). All of the children were born in Onslow County, North Carolina.
John Labert, Jr. was born in 1754 in Onslow County, North Carolina. He married Jerusha Morgan in 1779 in Onslow, North Carolina. They had two children, John and Edwin. I don't know what happened to Jerusha but John, Sr. remarried Sarah Brazeal and had five more children: Alexander Brazeal, John Brazeal, Lucy Brazeal, Mary Brazeal, Washington Brazeal. John was in the military--1778, Pvt. Childs Co., 10th Regiment, N.C.Infantry. John died about 1826 in Jackson County, Georgia. In his last will, John Lambert bequeathed 18 black slaves to his wife and children. His estate was worth $3,550.50.
James Lambert was born about 1755 in Onslow County, North Carolina. He married a woman named Esther and had seven children. They were: Esther, Mary, Amealey S., Isaac, Celia, Elizabeth, Irwin. The first three children were born in Wilkes County, Georgia; the other four in Rowan County, North Carolina. James died about 1820 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.
We'll come back to William Lambert later.
Elizabeth Lambert was born about 1757 in Onslow County, North Carolina. She married Jonathan Hopkins. She died about 1813.
George Lambert was born about 1758 in Onslow County, North Carolina. I don't know who he married but they had eight children: William, James, Lewis, John, Minnie S., Nancy, Sarah, Thomas. George died about 1827 in Putnam County, Georgia.
Thomas Lambert was born about 1759 in Onslow County, North Carolina. He married a woman named Martha. He died about 1827 in Clarke County, Georgia.
Elijah Lambert was born about 1760 in Onslow County, North Carolina. I don't know who he married but they had seven children: Elviry, Patsy, John, James, Jeremiah, Allen, Nancy. Elijah died about 1835 in Campbell County, Georgia.
Elisha Lambert was born about 1765 in Onslow County, North Carolina. I don't know who he married but he had three sons, Elisha, Samuel and Thomas William. Elisha, Jr. was born in North Carolina in 1795, while the next two children were born in Tennessee starting in 1810. It is likely that Elisha, Sr. died in Tennessee.
William Lambert was born in 1756 in Onslow County, North Carolina. He married Sarah Hester Morgan. Sarah was born about 1770 to Luke John Morgan and Mary Echles Echoles. (more history on Sarah.) William and Sarah had 14 children. The first, William Jr. (1784) was born in Rowan County, North Carolina. The other children were born mostly in Wilkes County, Georgia though the last four were also born in Clarke and Morgan, Georgia. Besides William Jr., the other 13 children were: Joel (1785), Lewis J. (1795), James (1795), Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, Stokeley (1796), Luke John (1797), Jerusha (1800), Jepthy (1802), Catherine (1804), Mary Ann (1806), Sally Hester (1808). William Lambert, Sr. died about 1836 in Harris County, Georgia. Sarah died sometime after 1860 in Mississippi.
With so many children, I'll only include a few details that I know. William Lambert married and had 4 children*. Joel married Mary Morgan and had 9 children*. Stokeley married Mary Fincher and had two children*. Catherine married Joseph Wilson and had one child*. Mary Ann maried Harvey Palmer and had ten children*.
Of William and Sarah's 14 children, Luke John Lambert is the most important to Belle Lambert's story. Luke John Lambert was born on December 26, 1797 in Wilkes County, Georgia. It appears that he married Susan J. McElroy and had one child, Norphlet J. (1816) I don't know what happened to Susan, she may have died related to Norphlet's birth. Luke married Sarah Draper (born about 1800 to Alonzo Draper) around 1816 in Wilkes County, Georgia. Luke and Sarah had six more children: Martha (1820), William (1821), Benjamin (1822), Irvin, John, Joseph. Luke died on February 27, 1861 in Marion County, Alabama (or Mt. Hebron, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama). Sarah died in 1868 and is buried in the Brock Church of Christ, Brilliant, Alabama.
Of their children, I know a few more details. Norphlet Lambert was born on November 9, 1816 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He died on October 5, 1881 in Marion County and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery, Brilliant, Alabama. Martha Lambert was born about 1820. She married Leondias Belk and had two children: Frances (1842) and John M. (1846). Martha died before 1858 and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery.
But there is much more to tell about William Lambert, the grandfather to Belle.
William Lambert (sometimes Lamberth) was born on April 8, 1821 in Harris County (or Henry County), Georgia. William was a farmer. On July 6, 1838, in Harris County, William married Martha Ann Ramsey.
Martha Ann Ramsey's Ancestors
John Lynn, Sr. was born about 1700 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married a woman named Naomi and had three sons: Thomas Lynn, Moses Lynn, John Lynn, Jr. On December 1760 John Lynn's petition was rejected for a patent of 500 acres of land on the Altamaha River ten miles above Fort Burrington. On February 7 1764, John Lynn patented 200 acres in St. John's Parish. On September 3, 1765, John Lynn petitioned for an additional 300 acres, "having a wife, six children, and four Negroes" on Lamgert's Big Creek on a branch of Turtle River; which was granted in the name of John Lynn the eldest son. On February 1, 1768 John Lynn was granted 150 acres in St. John's Parish. His son, Moses Lynn was granted 300 acres in St. John's Parish on February 1, 1768.
Thomas Lynn was born about 1710. He married a woman named Mary (also born around 1710) and they had at least one son, William Newton (1744). Thomas Lynn and his son William left Rowan County, North Carolina with the quaker movement into north Georgia. They built the town of Wrightsboro in Warren County. Over the years, Wrightsboro was eventually abandoned and no longer exists. Wrightsboro came into being because of a Quaker mill owner, Joseph Maddock, whose family had come from England with William Penn in 1682. After first settling in Chester, Pennsylvania and then Delaware, Joseph Maddock and his family went to North Carolina in 1755 where he established his mill near Hillsboro.
Governor Tyron of North Carolina was so unfair in his rule that in 1766 a group of citizens decided to fight back. They were punished for their failure to comply with the law and this unfair treatment caused Maddock and another Quaker Jonathan Sell to apply for grants in Georgia where they were assured of justice and freedom of religion. On December 9, 1768, the Governor and Council of Georgia heard the petition of "Joseph Maddock and Jonathan Sell, two of the people called Quakers on behalf of themselves and the friends lately come to settle in this province from North Carolina" for a tract of 1000 acres on both sides of Germany's Creek, which was ordered to be surveyed and laid out in a proper spot for a Township to be called Wrightsborough and that a plat of the same be certified and returned to the Clerk of Council. The list of sixty-two other settlers ascribed 250 acres to Thomas Lynn. Their North Carolina property disposed of, the Quakers set out on their 300 Mile journey in late 1767 traveling by oxcart and horseback. There were 40 families in this first group, with Maddock and Sell as their leaders. There were more people coming than they could accomodate in the original 12,000 acres so they were given additional grant on both sides of the Germany Creek and 57 more families signed the petition and on July 1770 the grants were issued.
Thomas Lynn served in the American Revolution.
On July 7, 1784, Lt. Col. James Jackson certified the petition of Thomas Lynn for 267 and 1/2 acres in Washington County. There is also a reference to 287 and 1/2 acres granted to Thomas Lynn in Franklin County on the Oconee River. On December 10, 1784 a warrant No. 827 for and additional 287 and 1/2 acres adjoining John Ware was granted.
William Newton Lynn was born on March 3, 1744 (or 1745) in Rowan County, North Carolina. As noted above, William was one of the very first settlers in Wrightsborough Township, Georgia.
On July 4, 1769, William Lynn, single man of Wrightsborough Township, Parish of St. Paul, was granted 100 acres for his headright, with 100 adjacent acres reserved for him. On September 2, 1773, William Lynn of St. Paul Parish sold James Howel of the same place for L 20.0.0 sterling money of Great Britain, Lot 65 in Wrightsborough (granted to him June 3, 1773); witnessed by Richard Smith, Robert Grier and Andrew Paull. On May 7, 1774, William Lynn of St. Paul Parish, Planter by trade, sold Joshua Perkins of 96th District of South Carolina, Carpenter by trade, for 20.0.0 sterling money 100 acres in Wrightsborough adjoining Cone (from a grant to Lynn on July 3, 1770).
William served in the Revolutionary War and was enlisted in the Sixth Regiment on April 23, 1776. (Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, by Bobby Gilmer Moss, page 589)
About 1782, William married a woman named Sarah (or Sally). They had five children: James (1783), William Newton (1785), David (1787), Asa (1789), Susannah (1792).
On August 15, 1809, Etheldred Thomas of Warren County sold to James Lynn, William Lynn, David Lynn, Asa Lynn and Susannah Lynn a tract of 250 Acres on Rocky Comfort Creek adjoing William Lynn for $125.00. This creek runs easterly about 2 1/2 miles west of Warrenton, Georgia.
William died on March 4, 1829 in Jaspar County, Georgia. In a will prepared May 8, 1801, William N. Lynn, Sr. of Warren County deeded equally to his children, James Lynn, William Lynn Jr., David Lynn, Assa Lynn and Susannah Lynn: 100 acres where they were living, 120 acres that were adjacent acres, 250 acres of pine land bought from Elish Hearn, 2 mares, 2 colts, 16 cattle, 20 hogs, 4 sheep, the household and kitchen furniture and the farming tools. Sarah must have died between 1792 and 1829 because she isn't mentioned in his will.
James Lynn was born on October 21, 1783 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He married Nancy Tedders Harbuck on August 11, 1807. They had six children: Louiza (1808), Sarah (1809), Mary (1811), Nancy (1813), Susannah (1818), James M. (1820). On August 14, 1809 James Lynn and David Lynn of Warren County sold William Kinsey for $100.00 two-fifths of tracts of 100 acres and 120 acres on Rocky Comfort Creek. On August 20, 1809, James Lynn and David Lynn of Warren County sold William Kinsey for $100.00 two-fifths of 250 acres (the Thomas tract) adjoining William Lynn Sr., John McCormick, James Tomlin, Henry Cooper, Matthew McCrary, Issac Hearn and James Ogborn. James died in 1850 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
William Newton Lynn was born on August 6, 1785 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He married Mary Polly West and had 12 children: Martin R. (1812), Sarah L. (1813), Ethelbert Haynes (1815), Betsy (1817), Riley G. (1821), Moses F. (1822), Newton B., Elizabeth A., Rutha J., Mary Susan (1829), Isaac W. (1832), Rhoda A. In 1805 William Lynn had two unsuccessful draws in the land lottery. In 1807 William Lynn of Flournoy's District applied for Lot No. 175 District 15 in Wilkinson County. William and Sally Lynn became members of the Long Creek Baptist Church in Warren County, but were subsequently dismissed by letter to move their membership to another church. On December 4, 1812, William Lynn, Jr. and Thomas and Susannah Ramsey, Jr. of Warren County sold Richard Myrick for $200.00, two-fifths of three tracts on Rocky Comfort Creek. Around 1825, William moved to Henry Co., Alabama. On August 2, 1825, Anderson White Jr, sold William Lynn of Henry County, Alabama for $50.00, a tract of 44 acres on Big Branch (part of lot 244 of 3rd district). Apparently the tract lay two or three miles NNW of Louella between Indian Creek and Sandy Creek in the southern part of Henry Co. Alabama. William was listed in the Henry Co., Alabama 1830 Census with 3 males 5-10; 2 males 15-20; himself 40-50; 2 females under 5; 2 females 10-15, and wife 30-40. William, Jr. died on October 24, 1860.
David Lynn was born on January 15, 1787 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He married Lucy Kinsey on February 18, 1808 in Warren County, Georgia. They had 11 children: John M. (1809), Lewis M. (1810), Austin Bryant (1812), Nancy (or Amanda) (1814), William W. (1815), Felix Hardin (1817), Abner L. (1817), Hardy Husida (1819), Lucy (1820), Susan (1823), Howell Perry (1829). On August 7, 1818, Thomas King III of East Florida gave David Lynn of Warren County a bond for the true conveyance to said Lynn of half of Quail Frazzar's interest in the estate of his late father Alexander Frazzer of East Florida. In the Warren County Census of 1820, Captain Elijah Jones District, David Lynn was listed with four males under 10, one male 10-15, three females under 10, himself and wife 30-40, and one slave. In 1821, David Lynn of District 154, Warren County, applied for lot 452, District 13, Habersham County and for lot 23, District 4, Walton County. David moved from Warren County, Georgia to Gadsden County, Florida shortly before 1840. His children followed him sometime before 1850. The family ran a sawmill in Coonbottom, Gadsden County, Florida. The town has since been renamed Concord. Before 1860, the whole family moved to Henry County, Alabama. In the 1860 Census of Henry County Alabama, David and Lucy Lynn were living with their son John H. Lynn. David died between 1860-1870 in Henry County, Alabama.
Asa Lynn was born on June 11, 1789 in Warren County, Georgia. Before 1815, he married Melissa F. On March 27, 1815, Asa Lynn of Warren County, Ga. sold Richard Myrick for $100.00 his one-fifth interest in 3 tracts of land; (1) 100 acres granted to William Lynn on Rocky Comfort Creek adjoining Higginbottomn; (2) 120 acres adjoining Etheldred Thomas, William Lynn and Beardon; (3) 250 acres adjoing William Lynn, McCormick, James Tomlin, Henry Cooper, Matthew McCrarie, Asa Hearn and James Osborn; witnessed by John McMurrin(1). Asa and David Lynn were the only ones of that surname listed in the Warren County Census of 1820. In 1821 Asa applied for lot 452, District 8, Appling County. Asa and Melissa had seven children: Starling P. (1815), Green B. (1818), Leroy W. (1823), Francis M. (1827), Lucynda Jane (1829), Nancy (1832), Josephine B. (1839)
First a bit about Thomas Ramsey's family. Thomas Ramsey, Sr. was born before 1750. He married a woman named Jane, born about 1753, and they had eight children: James Harvey (1774), Henry Givens (1776), George (1780), Thomas, Jr. (1789), Alexander (1790), Mary (1790), Margaret (1792), Elizabeth (1800).
Thomas Ramsey, Jr. was born on February 14, 1789. He married Susannah Lynn.
Susannah Lynn was born on August 10, 1792 (or August 16, 1795) in Wilkes County, Georgia. She married Thomas Ramsey on July 26, 1810 in Jaspar County, Georgia. Thomas and Susannah had nine children: Alexander, Jane H., William L., Sarah, Martha Ann (1817), Thomas L., Nancy Catherine McNary, Susannah, Elizabeth. Thomas, Sr. died on December 20, 1827. Susannah died on March 22, 1882.
Which brings us back to Martha Ann Ramsey.
Martha Ann Ramsey was born on April 13, 1817 in Coweta County, Georgia. As already mentioned, she married William Lambert.
William and Martha had 12 children. The first four children were all born in Georgia between 1839 and 1846. They were: Alexander (1839), Joseph MacDonald (1841), William James (1843), and Hiram Morgan (1846). The family moved to Tallapoosa or Tuscaloosa, Alabama sometime before 1850 and stayed there for ten years. Their next five children were born there: Henry Given (1850), George Washington (1851), Norphlet (1854), Mary Carolyn (1856), Martha Jane (1858). Around 1960, they moved again to Marion, Alabama where they had their last two children, Benjamin Franklin (1861) and William Thomas (1864). It is also possible that there is a twelveth child, John M., though I think this is a mistaken reference to Joseph MacDonald. William Lambert may have also had a second wife (Caroline Dykes, Caroline Bets or Sallie Dikes) and had three or four children with her too (perhaps Ella Jane or Mary Josephine). He died on June 16, 1888 in Marion County, Alabama and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery, Brilliant, Alabama. Martha Ann, died on March 12, 1902 and is buried with him.
Alexander (Ellick) Lambert was born on March 3, 1839 in Harris County, Georgia. He first married Nannie Tarlton but didn't have any children. They he married Mary Jane Traweek on January 27, 1861. They had four children: John (1862), Joseph (1866), William (1868), Mary (1870). Alexander died on August 28, 1901 in Caddo Bryan, Oklahoma.
We'll come back to Joseph MacDonald Lambert in a moment.
William James Lambert was born on September 28, 1843 in Muscogee County, Georgia. I don't think he ever married or had children. James was in the Union Army, First Alabama Cavalry, Company A. He enlisted on January 12, 1864 at Camp Davies, Mississippi and was mustered in and promoted to Corporal on February 5, 1864 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was killied in action at Cove Springs, Georgia on July 7 (or 15), 1864.
Hiram Morgan Lambert was born on March 4, 1846 in Harris County, Georgia. Like his brother, Hiram served in the Union Army, First Alabama Cavalry, Company A. He enlisted on January 14, 1864 at Camp Davies, Mississippi and was mustered in on February 5, 1864 in Memphis, Tennessee. On August 1, 1864, he was in the hospital with typhoid fever in Jefferson, Indiana. On June 28, 1865, he was discharged in Quincy, Illinois "in compliance with telegram orders". He moved back to Alabama and a few years later, married Sarah Chastain on October 24, 1867. They had 10 children whose names were: William Edward (1868), Sarah Emmaline (1869), Martha Ann (1871), James Henry (1873), Bell (1875), Mack Alexander (1878), Hiram David (1881), Joseph L. (1884), Charles Wheeler (1886), Alva Austin (1888). Hiram Morgan died on June 13, 1918 in Marion, Alabama and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cememtery in Brilliant, Alabama. Sarah died on December 24, 1927 and is buried with him.
Henry "Horace" Given Lambert was born on May 3, 1850 in Tallapoosa County or Harris County, Alabama. Horace was a Church of Christ minister. He married Mary Tolitha Green in 1872. They had nine children: William Jaspar (1875), James Franklin (1876), Tolbert Fanning (1879), Jesse Booker (1881), Dessie Mona (1884), Virginia (1886), Rosa Pearl (1888), Arthur Newton (1891), Lemuel Grant (1895). Between 1890 and 1915 Horace performed numerous marriages in Marion County. His wife, Mary, died on May 24, 1910 in Marion County, Alabama and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery. Horace died on November 4, 1917 and is buried in Crooked Creek with her.
George Washington Lambert was born on May 3, 1850 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. He married Margaret Jane Turner and they had one child, William M. (1879). George died on February 22, 1915 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. Margaret lived until 1931 when she died in Ada, Oklahoma.
Norphlet "Nophie/Noffie" Lambert was born on January 18, 1854 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He married Kizzie Tidwell. Nophie died on June 12, 1890 in Marion County and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery.
Mary Carolyn Lambert was born on March 3, 1856 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She married James Jefferson Gilbert. I don't know of any children. She died on June 12, 1890 in Macon County, Alabama and is buried in the Goldmine Cemetery in Brilliant, Alabama. Her husband is buried with her though I don't know when he died.
Martha Jane Lambert was born on February 25, 1858 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. She married William Barton but I don't know of any children. She died on December 14, 1919 in Lynn, Winston, Alabama.
Benjamin Franklin Lambert was born on August 2, 1861 in McConnells, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He married Mammie E. Bond on August 29, 1882 in Marion County, Alabama, but she died in 1887. In 1888, he married Martha S. Lann. I don't know of any offspring. Benjamin died on November 16, 1926 in Durwood, Oklahoma.
William Thomas "Tom" Lambert was born in 1864. I don't have any more information on him.
Joseph "Mack" MacDonald Lambert was the second of William and Martha Ann's 11 children. He was born on September 28, 1841 in Harris County, Georgia. He was kicked by a mule when he was just a boy and remained deaf and dumb his whole life. Mack was a farmer in Alabama. In 1876, he married Peach Emmaline (or Emiline) Maddox, who had been born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 1857. They lived in Marion, Alabama and had eight children: Martha Ann (1877), Mary Isabelle (1883), Nancy E., twins Rosie "Rosa" and Lillie A., Cora E., Sarah Jane and William Thomas (or Thomas M.). Mack died in October or November of 1904 and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama. Emmaline died in Marion County, Alabama around 1908 and is buried in the Crooked Creek Cemetery with Mack.
Martha Ann married F.A. Lovett, Rosa married Charlie Long, Lillie married Isaac Dodd, and Cora married C.M. Burleson.
Mary Isabelle "Belle" Lambert was born on July 17, 1883 and grew up in Marion County, Alabama. As mentioned earlier, she married Frank Dykes.