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Ambrose LAMBERT, Waveland, farmer, was born in 1796, in Old Virginia, Charlotte Co, and is the son of Sterling and Elizabeth Lambert. His father was a farmer. He emigrated to Kentucky. with his parents when he was 7 years old, and was educated in the pioneer schools of that state. When a young man he followed boating on the Ohio, Kentucky. and Wabash rivers for 3 years. Mr. Lambert was married in 1815 to Ann ADAMS by whom he has two children: Elizabeth and Mary A. The latter and her mother are deceased. He was married a second time, in 1836 to Pearl ADAMS by whom he has 14 children. he had 5 sons in the army during the late war: Sterling D, Joseph, Ambrose, Jerome and James. Jerome and Ambrose die din the service. Mr. Lambert was, until too old to handle a gun, a great hunter, and is said to have killed more game than any other man in Greene Twp. The many incidents which he is able to relate of the early settlement of the township are exceedingly interesting to all. He heard the whoop and saw the campfires of the savage in the forest around his cabin. He came to Parke Co. a poor man and now owns a good farm of 240 acres near the railroad crossing at Guion. Mr. Lambert is a devout Christian. He and his first wife united with the Christian church at Bank's Springs in 1835 and he holds his membership at Waveland. Since the death of his second wife, his son-in-law, Thomas B. LOUGH, son of Jacob B. Lough, whose biography will appear in Howard Twp. history, and his wife Sarah, daughter of Mr. Lambert take care of him. Mr. Lough was born in Kentucky in 1833 and married in 1865. Mr. Lough and Mr. Lambert are both staunch republicans. On page 419 of same source: "In the fall of 1821, there came from Kentucky five families: Ambrose Lambert.....(Taken from: The 1880 History of Parke County, Indiana. JH Beadle. Chicago: HH Hill)

(Taken from: The 1880 History of Parke County, Indiana. JH Beadle. Chicago: HH Hill)

same source, pg. 421

"Among the early settlers Ambrose Lambert was the most successful hunter. Snakes of almost every kind were here in great number."

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