Lambert Genealogy


Joseph Lambert Genealogy

68. JOSEPH LAMBERT was born about 1759, and like most of his relatives, was a sea captain. Either he or his father owned the brigantine " Sea Otter " in 1781, and in 1790 he was master of his father's schooner "Polly & Betsy ". He was master of the schooner " Maria" in 1795, of the Helen " in 1800; was owner, in company with Benjamin Crowninshield and Moses Townsend, of the schooner "Union" in 1802; master of the brigantine " Good Hope " in 1802, of the brig " Edwin " in 1804, and was a member of the Marine Society. His name does not appear in the list of the East India Marine society.

He was at sea when his daughter Sarah died in July, 1785, and did not return home until Sept. 4 following.

Bentley records various events in his family. Jan. 8, 1791. " Day before yesterday a Capt. Lambert's family moved into the Eastern end of Crowninshield's house "next door." Jan. 14, 1791. "News of Capt. Lambert, who has long been missing. The news by a Southern Gazette. Several valuable families interested in his fate." Apr. 10, 1792. " Lambert Jr missing yet." Mar. 13, 1791. " Prayers were asked for Joseph Lambert returned from sea, death of his Father in his absence." It would seem that, from the date in 1792, he returned in 1791 and was again missing the next year.

He is in the list of church members in 1792, and it .seems probable that it was he who was in a Volunteer Company in the Rhode Island Expedition in August, 1778, and in Captain Samuel Flagg's Company, of which Miles Greenwood was First Lieutenant in 1779.

Bentley further records: Nov. 10, 1796. "News of the death of Jos. of Jos. Lambert. Fever, abroad, aet. 14. One son & 3 daus. left. Died from vessell of his father who was with him at Aux Cayes." Also in June, 1811, the death of his wife's mother Abigail Obear (Ober), at the age of 75. "She had been a Widow for 38 years & was of the Archer family."

He married Apr. 24, 1782, Abigail, daughter of Israel and Abigail (Archer) Obear or Ober of Salem, who was living in 1831.

Oct. 10, 1794, he pledged as collateral for payment of a bond, to Moses Townsend of Salem, mariner, the land and house on Essex street and Cromwell street, assigned him as his part of the estate of his father. He mortgaged land and the end of a house on Brown street to Isaac Very of Salem, mariner, Dec. 2, 1799, and conveyed it to Very, for $600, June 2, 1796. In January, 1812, he mortgaged his house and land on Essex street to the Marine Sociey, it being the house that had belonged to his father.

The will of Joseph Lambert of Salem, mariner, dated Dec. 27, 1805, and probated 3d Monday in Feb., 1830, bequeaths unto my wife Abigail all my real estate during her widowhood. Residue unto her four children, Ruth, Samuel, Mary & Abigail. The inventory, which included the house, land and a pew in Dr. Flint's meeting house, amounted to $2647.37.

Sept. 16, 1831, Abigail, the widow, Ruth Lambert, singlewoman, Mary Goodridge, widow, Joshua Chase, Esq., and Abigail, his wife, conveyed, for $1300, to Leverett Saltonstall of Salem, Esquire, the land in Salem which had belonged to Joseph Lambert, on a mortgage.

Children, born in Salem:

84. JOSEPH, b. abt. 1782; d. 1796.
85. SARAH, b. Nov., 1784; d. July 30, 1785.
86. SAMUEL, bapt. July 3 or 8, 1787.
87. MARY, bapt. Apr. 19, 1789; m. July 18, 1826, John Goodrich. She was living, his widow, in 1835.
88. ABIGAIL, bapt. Feb. 2, 1793; m. Nov. 16, 1812, Joshua Chase.
89. RUTH, unm. in 1830.

Parents: Joseph Lambert Genealogy



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