Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Henry D.L. & Cordelia Lambert

Back in February I wrote about 3rd great-grandfather Henry Donham Lee Lambert. Below is a photo of his tombstone via Findagrave, from Luther Cemetery in Luther, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
Photo source: Findagrave.com
Henry is buried near his second wife, Cordelia Herman Lambert. A photo of her headstone is below.
Photo source: Findagrave.com
I'm descended from Henry's first wife, Sarah Brown. But Cordelia has an interesting story - born in 'Prussia', immigrated to the US at a young age, married to Samuel Hensley at the age of 15 years old. Samuel died in the Civil War, leaving Cordelia with three young daughters to care for in Shelby County, Illinois.

After Sarah passed sometime before 1875, Cordelia and Henry Lambert were married. By 1880 they had moved west to Kansas, before settling in Oklahoma around the turn of the century. They were pioneers, early settlers in Oklahoma County. I think of the scene from 'Far and Away' when I think of them, participating in the land rush. I'd love to come across an obituary for either of them.

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