Isaac Lamb, Sr.

Is your surname Lamb?

Research the Lamb family

Isaac Lamb, Sr.'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Isaac Lamb, Sr.

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: May 12, 1723 (59)
Old Mystic, Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Lamb, of Springfield and Joanna Lamb
Husband of Elizabeth Hempstead and Elizabeth Lamb
Father of Elizabeth Mitchell; Elsie Alice Lamb; Experience Stark; Freelove Crouch; Jacob Lamb and 7 others
Brother of Joanna Stebbins; John Lamb; Job Lamb; Thomas Lamb, twin; Son Lamb and 10 others

Managed by: Desiree "Dez" Stratford
Last Updated:
view all 52

Immediate Family

About Isaac Lamb, Sr.

22. Isaac Lamb (John Daniel , Thomas ) was born about 1664 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 12 May 1723 in Mystic, New London, Connecticut. Isaac was baptized 10 on 10 Jul 1687 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

He married Elizabeth on 10 Jul 1687 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was born 8 about 1673 in of Groton, New London, Connecticut. She died 9 after 1723 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  •   63 F i Elizabeth Lamb 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 on 24 Nov 1693 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. Elizabeth was baptized 7 on 24 Nov 1695 in Massachusetts. Elizabeth married 5, 6 Joseph Mitchell 1, 2, 3, 4 about 1720.
  •   64 F ii Elsie Lamb 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 on 21 Nov 1695 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. Elsie was baptized 7 on 19 Jun 1698 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. Notes from Dellinger: "Elsie may have been born 21 Nov 1695 & Bpt. 19 Jun 1698. I had both dates as her birth."
  • + 65 F iii Experience Lamb
  • + 66 F iv Freelove Lamb
  • + 67 M v Jacob Lamb
  • + 68 M vi Daniel Lamb
  • + 69 M vii Isaac Lamb Jr.
  •   70 F viii Ann Lamb 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 about 1707 in Mystic, New London, Connecticut. She died 7, 8, 9 on 15 Feb 1773.
  • + 71 F ix Dorothy Lamb



There are two possible wifes for Isaac Lamb: Elizabeth Hemstead and Elizabeth Usher.

Notes from Delinger:

"Mrs Wozniak says her name not Hempstead. Elizabeth joined Baptist Church Norwich 1710. Her will proved 2 Jul 1723. New England marriages prior to 1700 says Isaac's wife Elizabeth was b. 1695 or 1692. Cd 100 says Isaac was of New London, Conn. & was the son of Daniel Lamb. It also said Elizabeth was born About 1670, but had no last name for her.


"LAMB/HEMPSTEAD Connections: First of all, the U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1560-1900 are not "historical," nor are they formal "records;" they are a body of data sold to by a Genealogist. The notion that Isaac LAMB married Elizabeth HEMPSTEAD is about 125 years old, and grew around the speculations of LAMB/STARK family researchers; about the surname of Isaac's wife Elizabeth.

"Bottom line, Elizabeth HEMPSTEAD, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Larrabee HEMPSTEAD had been married to John PLUMBE for 6 years (and borne three children...all facts supported by New London Vital Records) by the time Isaac LAMB arrived in New London County with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Experience, in 1696."


From Find A Grave Memorial# 60463060

"Claims by LAMB family descendants that Elizabeth Hempstead (Daughter of Joshua & Elizabeth Larrabee Hempstead, 25 Dec 1672-19 Sept 1733) married their ancestor Isaac are unworthy of consideration, as they are speculative, long dismissed by serious researchers, and not supported by a single historical record."


  1. (Above information compiled from THE DIARY OF JOSHUA HEMPSTEAD, published by the New London County Historical Society, HISTORY OF NEW LONDON by Francis Manwaring Caulkins, published by Press of the Day Publishing Company, New London, Connecticut, and THE PLUMBS, 1635-1800 by Henry Blackman Plumb, published by Henry Blackman Plumb) 


1623, May 12: The Last Will and Testament of Isaac Lamb "May the twelf one thousand Seven hundred and twenty three, I, Isaac Lamb of Groton in the County of New London in the Colony of CT. in New England being ill of body, but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament first I comit my soul to God that gave it hoping through the merits of my redeemer to have everlasting Life and my body to the earth to be buryed by the descresion of my executers here after mentioned and as for those Goods and Chetells God hath blessed me with in this Life I give as foloeth first I will that all those debts I Justly owe be first paid by my executrix. Item: I Give to my wife alisaberth Lamb Half the house and half the homested during her widohood. I Give allso to my wife all my stock and housul stuff that are movables during her widohood and afterward to be equally divided among my six daughters, Exspearence, Elisaberth, Alis, Freelove, Ane and Doroty. Item: I Give unto my sons Jacob and Daniel the other half of my house and homested and the hole after her that is my wife equally to be divided between them both and Jacob to have his Chois their paying their brother Isaac thirty pounds apeas that is three Score pounds for both when he comes to the age of one and twenty I ordain and appoint my wife Elisaberth Executrex and my son Jacob Executer of this my Last will and Testament and declare it to be my last will and Testament in witness hear of I have set hear unto set my hand and seal the day and year above Riten. Isaac Lamb {Seal} Sined Sealed and delaivrid in the presense of us Robart Burrows, David Collver, Nathaniel. N Collver, his mark. Robert Burrows, David Colver. Before a Court of Probates held in New London . . . July 2d 1723 . . . and made Solemn Oath that they saw Isaack Lambe of Groton the testator within mentioned sign and Seal the within Instrument and heard him declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that he was then of a Sound and disposing mind and memory according to the best of their Judgment and that they did together with Nathaniel Burrows at the same time. In his presence set their hands there unto as witnesses. Teste: Rosell. Pr M. Rosewell Saltonstall Clerk, September the 12th, 1723. [Research of Gwen Boyer Bjorkman] "Book of Wills for the County of New London: New London Probate Records" (Folio 7:492-4) (LDS Film 1311925)

1723: Isaac Lamb died. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 448; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS)

Isaac Lamb bought land near the Mystic River, New London, CT about 1695 / 96. In 1704, this became Groton. He is believed to have been baptized July 10, 1687 at Watertown. It is believed he immigrated with his father Daniel to a land grant at Haverhill, MA from England, but were driven away by Indians and Isaac went to New London for safety. Isaac was said to have been a soldier in Cromwell's army, but this may refer to his father given his approximate age. He and his wife first joined the church at Norwich, CT, but through some controversy regarding orthodoxy, they were excommunicated, and Isaac became one of the organizer of the first Baptist church in Connecticut, at Groton in 1705. He was one of two deacons first elected.

view all 19

Isaac Lamb, Sr.'s Timeline

Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
July 10, 1687
Age 23
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
July 10, 1687
Age 23
Watertown, , Ma
November 24, 1693
Age 29
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
November 21, 1695
Age 31
New London County, Connecticut
June 19, 1698
Age 34
June 19, 1698
Age 34
Groton, New London County, Connecticut
Age 35
Mystic, New London County, Connecticut Colony