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This collection contains photostatic copies of a contract between William Myers of Decatur County, Indiana and David Pigg regarding a six-month farm labor contract (March 30, 1846) and a letter written by Lazena Lambert from Clermont, Indiana to her brother, Henry, relating information about village life, a singing school, and her upcoming marriage to Dr. J. P. Graham (October 21, 1852).
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John and Lucinda Lambert came to Indiana in 1830, settling near Clermont in Marion County. They had four children: Paschal (1831-1916), Henry (1834-1863), Lazena (1837-1863), and Nancy. John and Lucinda died of typhoid fever in 1842 leaving their children orphans. Paschal lived with his uncle, Robison Turpin, for three years then lived with William Myers (brother-in-law of Robison Turpin) in Decatur County, Indiana until 1852. Henry lived with Myers for a period of time and Lazena lived with her Turpin relatives until her marriage in 1852 to Dr. James P. Graham. Paschal married Eliza H. Saunders (1833-1921) and of their six children, only Sue (1858-1940), Zena (1863-1933), and Clara (1866-1950) lived to adulthood.
Ancestry.com. "Luzena Lambert." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 25, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Paschal Lambert." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 25, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
"P.T. Lambert Dead After Long Illness." Greensburg Standard (IN), December 29, 1916.
"The Pioneers. Our Oldest Citizens, Who Made This Country What It Is." Greensburg Standard (IN), January 11, 1907.
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