THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, VOL.XXIII., NO. 20, Page 4, Column 2, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Friday, April 14, 1899, "OBITUARY-Lamb."
Patsy (GREEN) LAMB was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, March 27, 1810; died in Bloomfield, Greene county, Ind., April 7, 1899. Was married to John W. LAMB Oct. 14, 1830. To this union were born eight children, three boys and five girls, all of whom are living except one girl, who died in infancy. They are Calvin G. LAMB and Hiram LAMB, of Owensburg, Mrs.(Elizabeth) James McDOWELL, of Springville, Lawrence county; Mrs. Rachel GILLILAND, Mrs. (Abigail) F.M. DUGGER, J. T. LAMB, and Mrs. (Matilda) Jeremiah HATFIELD, of Bloomfield.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. LAMB, with their two little boys, Calvin and Hiram, moved from North Carolina to the then new country of Indiana and settled at Springville, in Lawrence county, in 1835. Lived there one year, then moved on a farm in Monroe county; lived there five years, then in 1841 moved to Jackson township, in Greene county, where they purchased land, built a cabin in the woods and began pioneer life in their new home, where they battled the toils and hardships of life together for forty-two years. Here four of the children were born and all of the seven that are yet alive, grew up to man and womanhood and were married. She, with her husband , confessed their Savior, were baptized and joined the Baptist church in Monroe county in 1843. About twelve years later they united with the Church of Christ in Greene county and continued steadfast in the faith until called home to Heaven.
In 1883, their children having all married and they being left alone, sold the farm and moved to Bloomfield to live with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. DUGGER. Here father died May 31, 1889. Mother was spared to live with her dear children and grandchildren almost ten years longer. She was a devoted Christian, lived to the good ripe old age of eighty-nine years and eleven days. All her children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law are members of the Church of Christ. There are twenty-eight grandchildren and fifty-two great-grandchildren no living. Father and mother lived happily together as husband and wife for fifty-nine years.
Mother had no disease, suffered no great pain, was conscious, talked rational and knew us all right up to the last. Simply live out her time on earth and fell asleep in Jesus.
A very appropriate and sympathetic discourse was delivered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. DUGGER by Elder D. W. CAMPBELL, pastor of the Christian church, on Saturday at 2 p.m., after which the mortal remains of our loving mother were followed to the Bloomfield cemetery by children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of sympathizing friends, were we quietly and sadly laid her body down to rest beside her companion in life, who was awaiting her coming at the "Golden Gate." J. T. L.