Joseph Lamb b 1690 Braintree, Suffolk Co., MA d 1749 Somerset Co., NJ, resided in MA, CT, NY, and NJ.He married first to Patience Horton and second to Sarah Chester.Joseph’s 1749 will (see below) names, among others, a daughter Patience Beidle (actual surname spelling may vary).
Many researchers have erroneously listed Mary was the wife of Joseph Lamb 1690-1749 and claim that they were parents of Patience Lamb born in NC who married Matthew Carter.Researchers show that Matthew and Patience Carter had children born before and/or after 1749.That Patience Carter could not have been a daughter of Joseph Lamb who in 1749 had a daughter, Patience Beidle.
1749, Jul. 8.Joseph Lamb of Somerset Co., clergyman:will of.Wife, Sarah, "all that land that I had with her at marage situate in Glossenbery and Wethersfield in Conectecot Govermt in New England."Son, John David Lamb (not 21), to have all lands.Daughers -Lydia Clark, Elizabeth Wade, Patience Beidle, Sarah Badgly, Marcy and Jemime Lamb.Executors - wife, Sarah, and Moses Ayres.Witnesses - John Ayers, Samuel Brown, Brice Rikey.Proved 8 Aug. 1749.Lib. E., Pg 317 ("NJ Archives" Vol, II, Pg 288, Calendar of Wills 1730-1750)
Joseph’s son, John David Lamb 1729-1784, was of Westfield, NJ.Seek to further identify the daughters named in Joseph Lamb’s will.