Husband: Isaac Lamb (1)
Born: 06 Mar 1736/1737 in Groton, New London Co, CT (2)
Married: 27 Dec 1772 in Sharon, Litchfield Co, CN (11 12 13)
Died: 19 Sep 1777
Father: Isaac Lamb, II
Mother: Lydia
Spouses:
Wife: Abigail Tryon (3 4 5 6 7 8 9)
Born: 01 Jun 1754 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT (10)
Died:
Father: Oliver Tryon
Mother: Deborah Mudge
Spouses: William Levi
Additional Information

Isaac Lamb:

Cause of Death: killed in Battle of Saratoga

Notes:

On Ancestry.com there are many notations on Family Trees that the Isaac Lamb, born 6Mar 1736/1737 died in Canada in 1777.

Also on Ancestry: All New York Military in the Revolution results for Isaac Lamb:
Heading: The Line -- Fourth Regiment
Rank: Enlisted Men
Name: Isaac Lamb

Ancestry: "New York in the Revolution" by Berthold Fernow;
Originally published as Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Volume XV, Albany, New York, 1887
p. 219: A Listing of Fourth Regiment, Eighth Company, Privates:
Lamb, Isaac, Mar 1, '77; war, Killed in battle of Saratoga, Sept 19, '77.
A. P. 18-425. M R

Abigail Tryon:

Notes:

The next person in our Mudge line is Abigail Tryon (b. 1 JUN 1754 Sharon Connecticut; d.?). Abigail married Isaac Lamb on 27 Dec 1772. It is believed Abigail and Isaac had several daughters. Isaac died as a soldier in the Revolutionary War on 19 SEP 1777 in the Battle of Saratoga.

The next we hear of Abigail, she is married to William Levi and having lots of babies in the late 1790's.
This seems strange to me. Here are the names and approximate dates of birth of William and Abigail Levi's children:


William A. Levi abt 1780
Oliver Levi abt 1797
Mariah Levi 28 Feb 1797
John Levi 1798
Phoebe Levi
Betsy Levi 1 Oct 1799
Frances and Elizabeth, twins who died in infancy
Willaim Levi (Or it may be we are confused and there is only one son, Willaim Levi.)

I find it hard to believe that a woman in her 40's would have all these babies so close together. Perhaps the Abigail Lamb who married William Levi was a daughter of Abigail Tryon Lamb. It would make more sense for a woman in her 20's to be having so many babies close together. If you look at the the family of Abigail's parents, Oliver Tryon and Deborah Mudge, you will see that the first daughter was named Deborah after her mother, one son was named Oliver after his father, and one son was named Ziba after his grandfather, Ziba Tryon. If Abigail Tryon grew up with siblings named after an earlier generation, she may well have wished to continue the tradition, especially if her parents died young, as we suspect they may have, by the record of her becoming the ward of Elnathan Goodrich. One son of Abigail's is named for her husband William, and one is named for her father Oliver. Abigail and her mother, Deborah, didn't rate namesakes. I am suggesting that the Abigail Lamb that married William Levi may have been the daughter of an Abigail Lamb who was the daughter of Abigail Tryon and Isaac Lamb. This relationship would make more sense from a fertility angle. On the other hand, William Levi was supposedly born around 1737 or 1747. He would have been in his 40's or 60's in the 1790's. Why would a girl in her 20's want to marry such an old man?

Another problem is the two sons, William Levi. William A Levi may have been from a previous marriage. Or it may be we are confused and there was only one son, William Levi.

Three of Abigail and Williams children married three siblings of the Jacob Demouth family form Morris County, New Jersey.

Oliver Levi married Mary Demouth
Mariah Levi married John Demouth (our ancestors)
Betsey Levi married Thomas Demouth

A fourth sibling, William A. Levi, Married the daughter of a neighbor and friend of Jacob Demouth, Abraham Crane.

So this is the end of our Mudge story and the prequel to our Demouth story. Our Mudges came to America very early in the colonial period. They were successful and prosperous builders of mills and surveyors of new towns. They participated in major ways in two of the big stories of our colonial era, Indian wars and witchcraft. One escaped the burning of Northfield, one's mother was hung as a witch, one lives to this day as a ghost at Mudge Pond.

Here's how we are related to our Mudges: Jarvis Mudge married Rebecca (the witch) and had Micah Mudge. Micah married Mary Alexander (from Scotland) and had Ebenezer (the ghost). Ebenezer married Abigail Skinner and had Deborah Mudge. Deborah married Oliver Tryon and had Abigail Tryon. Abigail married William Levi (the Hessian soldier) and had Mariah Levi. Mariah married John Demouth and had Jacob Demouth (who fought in the Civil War.) Jacob married Cordelia Martindale and had Samuel DeMouth (who fought in the Spanish-American War in the Philippines). Samuel married Elzora Pierce (and together with their children they practically starved to death on the prairie) and had Thelma DeMouth. Thelma DeMouth, the artist who painted L'Allegro, married Forrest Zimmerman and had Dianne. Dianne Zimmerman married Paul Stevens and had Dawne Stevens. Dawne married Jason Pamplin and had ... you wonderful children.!
So aren't you glad about the Mudges?

Love,
Granny





I found the following reference regarding an Isaac Lamb, Abigail his wife, and Job Mead in a book at WI State Historical Society. This Isaac lived in Amenia, NY, very close to Sharon, CT. However, it now appearss that this may have been a different Isaac Lamb. According to my correspondent, Mr. Layton, The Issac Lamb in Amenia was the son of William. Our Isaac Lamb was the son of Isaac Lamb. That Isaac Lamb died before 1790 according to FamilySearch. Right now (3/2012) I'm keeping my mind open.


31 Aug 2004:In response to a Query about the meaning of a finding re: Isaac Lamb's death reference

Intestate:Lamb, Isaac - Amenia, US Army soldier Date: 5/11/1792 To whom assigned: Abigail, his widow, renounced her rights and Job Mead, Amenia farmer (source: Dutchess Co., NY Probate Records 1787 - 1865; Register of Wills and letters Testamentary and of Administration in the Sur, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.)



I received the following: I have a book "United Presbyterian Church in Amenia: History 1748-1910" that I purchased when I was there last week, while researching for my FARR ancestors in Amenia. In the records, it has an Isaac Lamb in 1758, donating 8 L to the building of the Red Meeting House. There is also a David Lamb donating 1 L , Nathan Mead Jr 6 L, Eli Mead 1 L, and Joab Mead 4 L - 10 S. ( L= pounds S= shillings). There is no baptismal records for either of these families between 1749-1775. There were no baptism records at all for the church between 1775-1786. Job Mead is mentioned in 1794 and is refered to as Capt Job Mead, and serving on the church committee. The Church was staunchly Puritan up til 1788, when it began it's move to Presbyterian. In 1800, Capt Job Mead donated $16.25 towards repairs to the church, Job Mead Jr 3.25, Nathan Mead 3.00. I do not find any Lamb's at all. Capt Job seems as tho he is a prominant figure within the church, until his death in 1819. I do have a copy of the Old Amenia Cemetery, showing all the graves, and who is buried where. I do not find any Lamb's as being buried in this cemetery (that I can see). I do find Mead's. There are other cemeteries in the Amenia area tho. Now, as to the meaning of what you found. I am going to venture a good guess at it. There was a lot of curfuffle happening in the church for some time. Some had left and became members of the newly formed Baptist church in town, not agreeing with the ways and administration of the Amenia Church. The church council changed the terms of covenant several times over the years. Being a member, you were to be totally committed, financially as well as spiritually. The church was one of great strictness it seems, almost to a form of a dictatorship by the elders. One of a few things could be probable. a) When Isaac died, his wife Abigail renounced her rights to his ownings, as well as Job Mead, as a leader of the church, as to what the church should get. b) Isaac owed Job monies, which he chose not to collect, being Bretheren to Isaac. c) depending when it was probated, it could have been that Abigail would receive nothing if she should re-marry (possibly, Mead). I do find an "A. Mead" buried in the cemetery near Capt Job. The financial records I found as charts in the book. I will read more of the actual text, and see if I can find more about Isaac. Good Luck ...... Mark

Footnotes
  1. Randall, William <wrandall@socal.rr.com>, Randall.
  2. Birch's & Family's contact Roy Birch<rbirch1@san.rr.com>, Ancestry.com ID: 1024794.
  3. Edna Kokanour, Kokanour Family Ancestors (Ancestry World Tree Project).
  4. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  5. Kelly, Arthur C.M., Dutchess Co., NY Probate Records 1787 - 1865; Register of Wills and letters Testamentary and of Administration in the Sur (Rhinebeck, NY 12572), p. 64, item #95.
    (11 May 1792)

    Kelly, Arthur C.M., Dutchess Co., NY Probate Records 1787 - 1865; Register of Wills and letters Testamentary and of Administration in the Sur, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
    "Intestate:Lamb, Isaac - Amenia, US Army soldier Date: 5/11/1792 To whom assigned: Abigail, his widow, renounced her rights and Job Mead, Amenia farmer"

  6. The Tryon Family in America, p.63.
  7. Letter from Mrs. Chas Webber to Mr. Alexander Fowler.
    (10 Aug 1949)
  8. Rootsweb.com - Dutchess Co, NY, Message Board, 31 Aug 2004.

    I have a book "United Presbyterian Church in Amenia: History 1748-1910" that I purchased when I was there last week, while researching for my FARR ancestors in Amenia. In the records, it has an Isaac Lamb in 1758, donating 8 L to the building of the Red Meeting House. There is also a David Lamb donating 1 L , Nathan Mead Jr 6 L, Eli Mead 1 L, and Joab Mead 4 L - 10 S. ( L= pounds S= shillings). There is no baptismal records for either of these families between 1749-1775. There were no baptism records at all for the church between 1775-1786. Job Mead is mentioned in 1794 and is refered to as Capt Job Mead, and serving on the church committee. The Church was staunchly Puritan up til 1788, when it began it's move to Presbyterian. In 1800, Capt Job Mead donated $16.25 towards repairs to the church, Job Mead Jr 3.25, Nathan Mead 3.00. I do not find any Lamb's at all. Capt Job seems as tho he is a prominant figure within the church, until his death in 1819. I do have a copy of the Old Amenia Cemetery, showing all the graves, and who is buried where. I do not find any Lamb's as being buried in this cemetery (that I can see). I do find Mead's. There are other cemeteries in the Amenia area tho. Now, as to the meaning of what you found. I am going to venture a good guess at it. There was a lot of curfuffle happening in the church for some time. Some had left and became members of the newly formed Baptist church in town, not agreeing with the ways and administration of the Amenia Church. The church council changed the terms of covenant several times over the years. Being a member, you were to be totally committed, financially as well as spiritually. The church was one of great strictness it seems, almost to a form of a dictatorship by the elders. One of a few things could be probable. a) When Isaac died, his wife Abigail renounced her rights to his ownings, as well as Job Mead, as a leader of the church, as to what the church should get. b) Isaac owed Job monies, which he chose not to collect, being Bretheren to Isaac. c) depending when it was probated, it could have been that Abigail would receive nothing if she should re-marry (possibly, Mead). I do find an "A. Mead" buried in the cemetery near Capt Job. The financial records I found as charts in the book. I will read more of the actual text, and see if I can find more about Isaac. Good Luck ...... Mark

    [posting by Mark Farr]

  9. Mudge, Alfred, Memorials: Being a Genealogical, Biographical and Historical Account of the Name of Mudge (Boston 1868), p.73.

    Probate Court held March 19, 1768, "Abigail Tryon, dau. of Oliver Tryon, late of Sharon, deceased, a minor, ae. 13 years on the first day of June last, made choice of Elnathan Goodrich as her guardian."

    [Elnathan Goodrich was the brother of the husband (David Goodrich) of Abigail's Mother's (Deborah's) sister Martha Mudge (b. 1720)]

  10. Ibid., p.73.

    "b. June 1, 1755,"

    [This source misstates Abigail's birth through an arithmetic error. It lists her birth as "b. June 1, 1755," But it also cites a probate court record from 3/19/1768 which says "Abigail Tryon...13 years on the first day of June last..."]

  11. Clemens, William Montgomery - compiler, Early Marriage Records of the Lamb Family in the U.S. (W. M. Clemens, publisher; New York City, New York; 1916 (CS71.L218 1916 CSL)).
  12. Barbour, Lucius Barnes - compiler, "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Groton" (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland (974.6 CT/Vitals SCGS) ).
  13. Amenia Precinct Marriages 1763 - 1797; a Transcript of Marriages Recorded by COL. Roswell Hopkins - Justice of Peace (The Dutchess - Vol 18, # 4 Summer 1991), p. 127 - 129.
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