Since you are both searching for the same information, I am sending this one email.
Nadine, just to bring you up to date with what I have already told Charlotte.William Lamb was a neighbor of the Watts family according to the 1880 census.That is all that I can tell you so far.Charlotte has requested a list of the Lamb children.This is what I have found:
111 111 LAMB William M 57M Farmer IN NC NC Mary J. F 57 W M KH IN TN TN William A. M 17 SLaborer IL IN IN Susan E. F 15 DSchool IL IN IN Thomas M. M 12 SSchool IL IN IN Benjamin F. M 9 SSchool IL IN IN SHANNON Rebecca F75 MiL WTN TN TN
114 114 WATTS William M 37M Farmer IN OH NC Lucinda F 37 W M KH IN IN OH Lilly F 14 DSchool IL IN IN Thomas M 10 SSchool IL IN IN Wyatt M 8 SSchool IL IN IN Jennie F 6 DSchool IL IN IN Ethel F 3 DIL IN IN
The only thing that I can see that these families have in common (and stands out) is the NC for the parents.Maybe they were cousins?I know, speculation.
Here is something curious from the 1870 census:
24 WATTS William 28 Farm IL Louisa 24IL Elizabeth 4IL
Do either of you know when your Jane Jenkins was born?Was she Louisa Jane?Did he "E." for Lillian stand for Elizabeth?The ages fit.Just some questions that I thought I would bring up.
Well, good luck and happy hunting.Please let me know of the outcome.