The LAMSON family is of English
origin, and, on the paternal side, is traced back through eight generations to
(1) Barnabas Lamson, who embarked from Harwich, England
in the ship "Defence" on August 10, 1635.
He settled at Newtowne (now Cambridge),
where he became a land owner, selectman and surveyor of the town. He died about
1640. Who his wife was is not known, but among their children was (II) Joseph,
born probably in 1638 at Charleston,
Massachusetts, and who died in February
1679. Among his five children was (III) Ebenezer Lamson,
who married, April 19, 1698, at Concord,
Massachusetts, Sarah Hartwell.
They had seven children, of whom (IV) Timothy was born at Concord, Massachusetts,
July 25, 1699. He married Patience Thompson, and they had seven children, the
fourth born of whom was (V) Ebenezer, born April 13, 1741, who became a
preacher of note, first in the Baptist, and later in the Universalist Church. He died July 4, 1834. He married
Ruth Phillips, of the same stock from whence came Wendell Phillips and Phillips Brooks. They became the parents of nine
children, the eldest of whom, (VI) Isaac, who was born February 19, 1764, at Charlton, Massachusetts.
Isaac Lamson was a close student, a successful
teacher, and enterprising business man. He married Keziah
Sharpe, to which union was born eight children, one of whom was (VII) Isaac,
was born at Charlton, Massachusetts, on February 8, 1799. He
became a collier and farmer, was a member and class leader in the Methodist Church, and lived an honest upright, and
just life. On January 4, 1825, he married Celina Miller, the daughter of Rev.
Thomas and Asenith (Andrews) Miller, who was born
October 7, 1805. From Sheffield, Massachusetts, they removed to Mt Washington,
that State, where the greater part of their lives were spent, their last years
being spent at Burlington, Connecticut, where their deaths occurred, he passing
away on March 25, 1886, and his wife on August 1, 1888. They were parents of
the following children: Samuel M. Thomas H., Celina, Isaac Porter, Esther,
Waldo, Mary A., and Lucinda. The genealogy of the Miller family has been traced
back through eight generations to John Miller, who came to America in Maidstone, Kent
County, England, about 1644,
settling first at Lyon, Massachusetts,
and removing later to East Hampton, Long Island.
The Rev. Thomas Miller, father of Mrs. Celina Lamson,
was a direct descendant of John Miller and was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth
(Filer) Miller. He was born in 1783 and died in 1859. To Thomas and Asenith Miller were born eleven children and by a
subsequent marriage to Phebe Canfield there were ten
Source: Representative Citizens of Ohio Memorial - Biographical by G. Frederick
Wright. The Memorial Publishing Company, Inc. Cleveland,
York, NY 1917
SKETCH OF MOUNT WASHINGTON”
To the descendants of Isaac Lamson,
who are the most numerous of the members of the family recorded in these pages,
the town of Mount Washington
will be brought to their mind as the birthplace, boyhood home and final resting
place of one or more of their ancestors. I find that in my own case it is the
birthplace of my grandfather, the boyhood home of my father, and the final
resting place of three of my ancestors in the direct line.
In July 1907, I
made a trip through the township and personally visited scenes of interest to
me in the preparation of this work. There are none of the Lamson
name living in the township at present although at one time there were
twenty-one voters of the name residing there. I found the farms formerly owned
by members of the family had passed into the possession of New York men of wealth and were the summer
resting places of their families. I located the ruins of the sawmill once owned
and operated by Isaac and later by his son Ira, and a visit to the cemetery
revealed the burial place of a score or more of the family name and blood.
Among them I found the graves of the Elder Ebenezer, his son Isaac, and two of
Isaac’s three wives and six of his children. Names appearing on different
headstones were recognized by me as the family name of those with whom the Lamsons are connected by marriage.
From Mr. Herbert F
Keith, who has been preparing a history of the town of Mount Washington, I obtained the following
information relating to Isaac Lamson, No. 6. and the
part taken by him and his sons in advancing the interests of the town:
“At the time Isaac
Lamson came to the town from Charlton, its population
was increasing rapidly, adding 183 between 1800 and 1810, when it attained its
maximum of 474, declining by western emigration from 1820 to 1830 and
increasing again to 438 in 1840. AT this time considerable manufacturing of
various kinds was carried on at the “city” (so called) of agricultural tools
and harpoons for Hudson
whalers by John D Joyce, and saw mills, tanneries, etc., by others.
Isaac Lamson, soon after his arrival, became an active
participant in the town’s affairs and its business interests. He first bought,
in 1807, some small wood lots and in 1809 purchased the city saw mill. Soon
after he made a location of 460 acres, the same being the south half of Mount Everett.
He was town clerk from 1809 to 1816 inclusive and 1819 to 1838 inclusive. He
was a selectman in 1810, 1819 and 1820, and a member of the school committee
from 1814 to 1817 and 1832 to 1834 inclusive. He was assessor in 1809, 1810 and
1813. Soon after his coming to the town Isaac Lamson
made a home for his father, Elder Ebenezer Lamson, a
Baptist minister for twenty-two years and a chaplain in the Revolutionary War.
On July 4, 1824 Elder Lamson, at the age of 83,
delivered a most interesting address at a celebration on the top of Mount Everett.
The address consumed two hours in its delivery. He gave many humorous anecdotes
of his war experience and, being a fine singer, interspersed the same with
revolutionary songs. Ralph Taylor, who is living (1908) at Great Barrington,
Mass., at the advanced age of 90, remembers attending the celebration on
horseback in company with Gen. Ives. He describes the address and occasion as
one he would give $50 to hear and attend again. Ebenezer Lamson
died at the age of 93, July 4, 1834, predicting his death the night before.
Jason Lamson, the first Lamson born in
town, gave the land for the Town House, church and sheds, and Isaac, a deed of
the city cemetery.
Origen Lamson was representative to the general court in 1840 and
Ira Lamson in 1841.
The town offices
filled by the descendants of Isaac Lamson, Sr., are
Origen Lamson: Selectman, 1822, 1826, 1829, 1833, 1835, 1837 and
1850; School Committee, 1819, 1821, 1825, 1840 and 1841; Assessor, 1817, 1818,
1819, 1820, 1823, 1827, 1831 and 1832.
Isaac Lamson, Jr.: Assessor, 1837, 1854 and 1857
Cyrus Lamson: Selectman, 1839, 1862
Jason Lamson: Assessor, 1834, 1835, 1840, 1854, 1857, 1859
Ira Lamson: Selectman, 1846, 1849, 1851, 1860
William Lamson: Town Clerk, 1843 and 1844; Selectman, 1844 and
1859; School Committee, 1842 and 1845; Assessor, 1841
Horace Lamson: Town Clerk, 1846 to 1851 inclusive, 1856 and 1857;
Selectman, 1853 and 1854; School Committee 1844, 1847, 1849, 1850, 1854, 1856,
1858 and 1859; Assessor, 1849, 1850 and 1856.
John C. Lamson: School Committee, 1866; Assessor, 1863 to 1866
Source: Otis E Lamson, Memorial of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of Concord, Mass. : his ancestry and descendants 1635-1908, Delano, MI,
unknown, 1908. Pg 1-11
LAMSON FAMILY TREE