Joseph Richard Lambert[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1845 - 1932  (86 years)


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  • Name Joseph Richard Lambert 
    Born 5 Oct 1845  Rock Creek, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 1932  Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized (LDS) 10 Aug 1990 
    Endowed (LDS) 23 Aug 1990 
    Person ID I53518  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Richard Lambert,   b. 17 Nov 1822, Gargrave, Yorkshire West Riding, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1907, Powellton, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Jane Thornber,   b. 2 Aug 1824, Downham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1901, (near), Adrian, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Sealed P (LDS) 19 Sep 1990 
    Family ID F9414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Elizabeth Chambers Phelps,   b. Jul 1844, , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Dec 1873  , Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 19 Sep 1990  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Richard J. Lambert,   b. Abt 1875, , , Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward C. Lambert
     3. Matilda J. Lambert
     4. Maude May Lambert,   b. May 1881, , , Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F19995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Oct 1845 - Rock Creek, Hancock, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • The Lambert Family News, Vol 2, No. 1, Rock Creek Illinois, Sunday, September 6, 1936:

      JOSEPH RICHARD LAMBERT
      Oct. 5, 1845 - Feb. 17, 1932
      Joseph Richard Lambert, second son of Richard and Jane Thornber Lambert, was born in Hancock County, Illinois. Following his education at rural schools in Hancock county and at the Fort Madison Academy, Fort Madison, Ia., he was married to Anna Chambers Phelps December 11, 1873. To them were born Richard J., Edward C., Matilda J., Maude May (now Mills). He was ordained an apostle in Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ in 1873, traveling widely in the United States. From 1873 until 1882 he resided at Magnolia and Dow City, Ia.; 1883 until 1919, Lamoni, Ia.; 1919 until date of his death, February 17, 1932, Independence Mo. A staunch and fearless defender of the truth as he comprehended it, he was always active in church work.
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      From: "Who was Who in RLDS History:"
      Lambert, Joseph R
      b Oct 4, 1845 Rock Creek Township, Hancock Co, IL
      m Dec 11, 1873  Anna Eliazbeth Chambers Phelps (Feb 8, 1923)
      bap Nov 5, 1863
      d  Feb 11, 1932

      Dec 8, 1866 o teacher
      Jan 26, 1870 o priest
      Sept 4, 1870 o elder
      April 10, 1873  o apostle
      April 1902 o patriarch
      Acting presiding patriarch

      Authored: What is Man ? (1891)
      Objections to the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants Answered and Refuted (1894)
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      LAMBERT, Joseph R.
      Birth: October 1845, Rock Creek, Hancock, Illinois, Son of Richard Lambert and Jane Thornber Married: Anna Elizabeth Phelps, 11 December 1873
      Death: February 1932, Independence, Jackson, Missouri
      Burial: Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa

      Joseph R. Lambert was baptized a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 5 November 1865 (1863) at Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, by James Burgess. He was confirmed by James Burgess and D. H. Smith. Joseph was ordained a teacher on 8 December 1865 at String Prairie, Lee, Iowa, by Z. H. Gurley and A. H. Smith. He was also ordained a priest and an elder. He served as an apostle from 1873 to April 1902, when he was ordained an evangelist. He served as a patriarch from 1909 to 1913. He attended the Lamoni, Iowa Branch and the Independence, Missouri Branch.

      Source: Early Reorganization Minutes, 1852-1871, Book A, p. 509
      Saints' Herald Obituaries, 2 March 1932, p. 223
      Early Reorganization Minutes, 1872-1905, Book B
      Lamoni, Iowa, RLDS Branch Records
      Independence, Missouri, RLDS Branch Records
      RLDS Deceased Files
      Early Reorganization Minutes, 1872-1905, Book C
      The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, pp. 633, 719-20
      Journal of History, 14:66-68, 71-75, 81-82, 89, 95-96, 98, 101, 103, 106, 112, 117, 124, 230, 232-35, 237-38, 306, 310, 357, 360, 364, 371, 374-75, 380, 443, 446, 451, 454, 461-63, 466, 468, 470, 474, 490; 17:96, 220, 403, 408
      Church History, 4:693-704
      Autumn Leaves, 20:97-99, 157-60, 203-06, 242-45, 301-05, 352-56, 404-07, 439-46, 488-95, 550-53
      RLDS Church History, volume 3
      RLDS Church History, volume 4
      RLDS Church History, volume 5
      RLDS Church History, volume 6
      RLDS Church History, volume 7
      RLDS Church History, volume 8
      Book Catalog
      Pamphlet Catalog
      Journal of History-Bibliography
      Knisley's Biographical Dictionary
      Biographical Folders
      Pearl Wilcox's Three Books of Biography
      Joseph Smith's Memoirs
      Biographical Index, RLDS Card Catalog
      F. Henry Edwards, New Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, p. 417
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      1870 US Census, Illinois
      Rock Creek Township, Hancock County
      Post Office: Tenis, Illinois
      Page No. 24-25

      LAMBERT, Richard, age 47, m, Farmer, born England
      --------, Jane, age 46, f, Keeping House, born England
      --------, Joseph R., age 24, m, Farm laborer, born Illinois
      --------, William T., age 23, m, Farm laborer, born Illinois
      --------, Daniel T., age 19, m, Farm laborer, born Illinois
      --------, Margaret J., age 17, f, born Illinois
      --------, Agnes H., age 13, f, born Illinois
      --------, George P. , age 11, m born illinois
      --------, Harriet L., age 9 f, born Illinois
      --------, Alexander, age 8, m, born Illinois
      --------, Ellen V. age 7, f, born Illinois
      --------, Susan M., age 6, f, born Illinois
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      1900 US Census, Iowa
      Decatur County, Fayette Township
      Lamoni Town
      ED 44, Page 246 A

      LAMBERT, Joseph R, Head, born Oct 1845, age 54, mar. 27 years, born Illinois
      LAMBERT, Anna E., Wife, born July 1844, age 55, mar 27 years, 6 children, 2 living, born Penn.
      LAMBERT, Maude M., Dau, born May 1881, age 19, single, born Iowa
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      1910 US Census, Iowa
      Decatur County, Fayette Township, Lamoni Town
      Residence: Chestnut Street

      LAMBERT, Joseph R., Head, age 64, Mar (1) 36 yrs, born Illinois, occ: Minister, Latter Day Saints
      Lambert, Anna E., Wife, age 65, Mar (2) 36 yrs, born Pennsylvania
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      1930 US Census, Missouri
      Independance City, Jackson County
      Blue Township
      Residence: 225 South Puddleton St.
      ED 48-248, Sheet 14A

      LAMBERT, Richard J., Head, age 55, mar., born Iowa, occ Editor, Publishing house
      LAMBERT, Christabelle, Wife, age 54, mar., born Missouri, occ Binder, Print Shop
      LAMBERT, Joseph R., Father, age 85, wid., born Illinois
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  • Sources 
    1. [S21176] Family Research from Venita Parry, Provo, Utah 2007-01-14.

    2. [S37] USA - 1870 United States Census, US Census Bureau, Illinois, Hancock, Rock Creek.

    3. [S14702] USA - 1900 United States Census, US Census Bureau, Iowa, Decatur, Lamoni.

    4. [S21178] USA - 1910 United States Census, US Census Bureau, Iowa, Decatur, Lamoni.

    5. [S48360] USA - 1930 United States Census, US Census Bureau, Missouri, Jackson, Independance.

    6. [S1481] RLDS - Early Reorganization Minutes 1872-1905.

    7. [S53811] .

    8. [S127] Book - Nauvoo Deaths and Marriages, 1839-1845, Cook, Lyndon W., (Grandin Book Company, Orem, Utah, 1994), p. 103.
      by James Smithis
      Nauvoo Marriage Record

    9. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.