05 November 2011

Searching A NJ Newspaper And Finding A Lapeer County, MI, Resident

A Search can be done of the Mirror (newspaper), Burlington County, New Jersey, starting from issues published in 1818.  I searched "Lapeer" and found the following:


The following notice of the death of Hon. John M. Lamb, brother of Joseph L. Lamb, Esq., of Springfield, we copy from the Lapeer (Michigan) Clarion:

DEATH OF HON. J. M. LAMB.--Hon. John M. Lamb, a resident of Dryden, died at Lamont, Sanilac county, on the 2d instant (November, 1871), at the aged of 64 years. Mr. Lamb was born in New Jersey, and removed to this State in 1836, and in 1837 made his home at Dryden, where he has since resided. He successfully engaged in farming, lumbering, and mercantile pursuits, but retired from active business a few years since. As a politician, he was widely known through the county, as a man of much shrewdness and ability, and was twice a member of the lower branch of the Legislature, once a member of the State Senate, member of the Constitutional Convention, and in the early history of the county, held the office of County Commissioner, until that system was abolished. The immediate cause of Mr. Lamb's death was from inhaling heated air, while fighting fire on his land in Lamont. Three years ago, he received a severe sunstroke, and has been unable to bear heat ever since. He leaves a wife and nine children, all of whom are married, except the youngest, who is a young man of eighteen years of age. His estate is valued at about $100,000, and was disposed of to his family, by will.

United States Census, 1850
Residence:     Dryden, Lapeer, Michigan
Film Number:     443570
Digital GS Number:     4200029
Image Number:     00054
Line Number:     14
Dwelling House Number:     373
Family Number:     376

     Household    Gender    Age
      John M Lamb     M     43y
    Elisabeth Lamb     F     38y
    Emma Lamb     F     18y
    Ann Lamb     F     16y
    Joseph Lamb     M     14y
    Sarah Lamb     F     12y
    William Lamb     M     9y
    Joseph Lamb     M     1y
    Lidia Lamb     F     5y
    Mary Lamb     F     3y
    Clate Lamb     M     1y

Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897
Name:     John M. Lamb
Death Date:     04 Nov 1871
Death Place:     Dryden, Lapeer, Michigan
Death Age:     64 years 3 months 6 days
Estimated Birth Date:     1807
Birthplace:     New Jersey
Marital Status:     Married
Father's Name:     Jacob Lamb
Mother's Name:     Nancy Lamb
Occupation:     Farmer
Reference Number:     p 338 rn 595

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