Almon F. Lamb

Almon F. Lamb was born in 1843 in New York, the son of Almon P. (b. 1813) and Delana (b. 1823).

Almon P. was born in Massachusetts and married New York native Delana. The family eventually left New York and moved to Michigan sometime between 1843 and 1845, and by 1850 Almon was attending school with his older sister Olive and living with his family in Lyons, Ionia County where his father was a farmer. In 1860 Almon (elder) was working as a shoemaker and living with and/or working for George Craug, a drayman in Lyons.

Almon (younger) stood 5’8” with gray eyes, black hair and a dark complexion and was 16 years old and probably working as a farmer in Lyons, when he enlisted with his parent’s consent in Company E on May 13, 1861. In mid-June of 1862 he was reported sick in a hospital in Bottom’s Bridge, Virginia, suffering from debility, and he remained absent sick in the hospital until he was discharged for organic heart disease on March 23, 1863, at Camp Banks near Alexandria, Virginia.

Almon returned to Michigan where he was probably living in November of 1863 when he applied for and received a pension (no. 928613)

He listed his age as 22 when he reentered the service on February 13, 1865, at Danby, Ionia County, in Company I, Seventh Michigan cavalry and was mustered on February 15. He was mustered out on December 15, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

In any case, Almon eventually returned to Ionia County, and by 1867 was living in Portland when he married 16-year-old New York native Mary Fife (b. 1851) on April 23, 1867, in Lowell, Kent County.

By 1870 Almon was working as a farmer and living with his wife in St. Johns, Bingham Township, Clinton County; also living with them was Almon’s younger brother Lyman and his family. It is possible that he eventually settled in Ohio.

In any case, he was married a second time to one Roseta.

His father, a widower was apparently living in Auburn, Geauga County, Ohio in 1880, along with his older sister Aseneth.

In 1863 Almon applied for and received a pension (no. 928613).

Almon probably died in early 1899, possibly in Ohio.

In April of 1899 his widow Roseta was living in Ohio when she applied for and received a pension (no. 486929)