| || Notes for Michael Emanuel Lambright:|
Michael Lambright was born May 31, 1817. He is a native of Richland County, OH, and son of John and Catharine (Smith) Lambright, born near Hagerstown, Md, where they were married and resided about 10 years, moving to Richland County, OH, in 1811-12. John Lambright was drafted and served a short period in the war of 1812, receiving an honorable discharge. He reared a family of nine children, viz. John, Pagie, Levi, Catharine, Michael, and David (twins), Rachel, and Elizabeth. David is deceased. The father died in 1830; the mother in 1850. Michael Lambright was married in 1837 to Polly Kidwiler, of Hagerstown, Md, native of Jefferson County, VA and to this union four children were born Emanuel, Susan, Levi, and Mary. Susan and Levi are deceased. The mother died in Eden township in the year 1855, and Mr. Lambright was married in December, 1856, to Maria Bowlby, of this township, and native of Somerset County, PA, daughter of James and Sarah Bowlby, natives of Jersey and Pennsylvania respectively. Her parents had thirteen children, nine now living-Joseph, Emanuel, Jacob, James, Hannah, Elizabeth, Manah, Catharine, and Sarah. Their mother died March, 1859; the father in 1870. In 1842, Mr. Lambright purchased eighty acres in this township, selling the same five years later and purchasing 134 acres where he now resides. In 1878, he added forty acres to this farm, now owning 174 acres, valued at $100-125 per acre, the farm adjoining the corporation line of Nevada. Mr. Lambright has always devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits. He is a Democrat and has served the township in various ways. (Wyandot County OH History, Eden Twp, p. 825) Michael township officer:1859. 1865, 1866, 1876, 1879.