Mr. Cook, I just saw this note & wanted to make sure you knew this William Joseph LAMB of whom you write must be the son of William LAMB, 1783NC-1862GA who was mar to Margaret (CARROLL),ca 1799NC-abt1861 GA. The elder William LAMB was not named Joseph to my knowledge, tho he had bros named John D. LAMB & Joseph LAMB - they were 3 sons of William LAMB 1752-ca 1808 mar Abigail (DAVID) 1752NC-bef 1808NC.
William Joseph LAMB of whom it appears you may be speaking, was one of 5 children born to Margaret (CARROLL) & William LAMB. The other children are: 1. John Carroll LAMB m Statira Ann E. (LOVEJOY), my paternal G-Grandparents. 2. Elizabeth Jane LAMB m Dougal P. McDONALD. 3. Willliam Joseph LAMB m Mrs. Mary CARROLL KNIGHT. 4. Ann Judson LAMB m Daniel B. McDONALD. 5. Edwin Julius or Julian LAMB m HenriettaGRIFFIN.
There were 3 children of William LAMB 1783-1862 born to him & unknown 1st wife: 1. Julia Ann; 2. Aaron M.; 3. Catherine Maria (don't confuse w/Catherine Eliza LAMB).
They did come down into GA from NC, first into Lowndes Co, GA, were there in the 1850 Census & then possibly their part was cut into Berrien Co, GA, estab. 1856.
James CARROLL was full bro of Margaret (CARROLL) LAMB; Jesse CARROLL was half-bro to Margaret (CARROLL) LAMB & James CARROLL.
Margaret (CARROLL) LAMB & James CARROLL were ch of John CARROLL & 1st wife, Elizabeth (HOLLINGSWORTH) of Sampson/Duplin Cos, NC. This John CARROLL was son of Jesse CARROLL, RS 1739-1813 mar Mary Rachel (GAVIN), of NC.
Hope that helps keep some of these CARROLLs & LAMBs straight for you & others.