Saturday, August 17, 2013

Clayton Lambert in the History of Fayette County

Last Monday I posted a map of Waterloo Township in Fayette County, Indiana, showing lands owned by my 4th-great-grandfather, Clayton Lambert. A helpful researcher at the Whitewater Valley Genealogical Association is in the process of sending me copies of the deed records for this land. In the meantime, below is a copy of page 289 from the History of Fayette County, Indiana (courtesy of Google Books), showing a biography of Clayton Lambert.

This is a great find, describing Clayton's birthplace (Warren County, Ohio), birth date and parents (and their native states in Virginia and New Jersey). In a subsequent post I will include copies from the census and photos of Clayton's headstone and the headstone of his first and second wives (Rhoda Lee and her older sister, Rachel Lee Pearce).

The bio has an error, he came to Fayette County at least as early as 1830, according to the US Census, and filed land grants for the property in Fayette County in 1835.

More on the Lambert and Lee families to follow in upcoming posts.

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