About Arba Lorenzo Lambson
BIOGRAPHY Arba Lorenzo Lambson, born November 24, 1818, in New York, moved to Michigan and married Elizabeth Bonner.
He was a farmer and had a very good farm and was doing well in Branch County, Michigan. When the desire to push on west came, he sold out and started for Puget Sound, Oregon. He and his family reached Iowa in July, 1852, and stayed at Cartersville, an old Mormon settlement. The cholera was very bad and they decided to stay at Cartersville for a while. He was called by neighbors to help with those sick and made regular trips to Kanesville to help bury the dead.
His wife, Elizabeth Bonner, died July 30, 1852, soon after they reached Iowa. He decided to remain in Iowa for a while and started to farm and build a home for his children. In 1853 he came to Utah. His brother, Alfred Lambson, had joined the LDS Church and was among the pioneers who came in 1847.
After visiting his relatives in Utah, he joined the Church and went back to Iowa to prepare to come to Utah. After reaching home, he decided to stay a while until he could get means to bring his family comfortably across the plains. He built a large home and it was always home for missionaries. Some made his home their headquarters. He came to Utah to live in 1861 and settled in Springville. He was ambitious and progressive. Besides farming, he ran and owned a blacksmith shop. His home is still standing, although somewhat changed. It is a brick house with heavy iron bars running from one wall to the other with his initials A.L.L. across the front. He also had the first molasses in Springville.
He made a trip back over the plains in 1862 to bring his oldest daughter, Mrs. Anna H. Ennes and her two children to Utah. This time he formed a company of his own. His son, Appolos, drove one outfit loaded with freight for Godbee (merchants). They came very comfortably for he had crossed the plains a number of times and knew what was needed.
His health was very poor and in 1868 he decided to again cross the plains, go back to Iowa and visit his mother who lived there and see if the trip would help him. His health grew worse and in a short time, before he could reach Missouri, he died and was buried in Mills County, Iowa."
Arba Lorenzo Lambson的年谱
Royalton, Niagara County, New York, United States
Kinderhook Township, Branch County, Michigan, United States
Kinderhook, MI, USA