Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lamb Family to Memorialize Revolutionary War Ancestor, Longshore Lamb

PRINCETON, KY – A Revolutionary War veteran will finally be recognized for his service more than 220 years after the war ended.

A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton to recognize Longshore Lamb as a Revolutionary War patriot, as well as his wife, Sarah (Lee). Descendants will unveil a memorial marker at the cemetery for the couple at the cemetery. No records exist of the actual burial site for the early Caldwell County settlers from South Carolina.

Longshore’s service has been documented and recognized through both the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Descendants proving their ancestral lineage to Longshore are eligible for membership.

“We are so excited about this day that also serves as a family reunion,” said Linda Lamb Monticelli, a descendant and long-time genealogist who has studied the family extensively. “It’s a dream come true to have this marker. Not only does it memorialize our ancestors, but it’s also a genealogical gem because of the information it will provide for future researchers.”

Lamb descendants will travel from all over the country for the dedication ceremony. A reception will follow immediately at the Princeton Tourist Welcome Center at 201 E. Main St. Everyone, including the general public, is invited to attend.

WHAT: Dedication Service for Longshore Lamb, Revolutionary War Patriot, and his wife, Sarah (Lee) Lamb
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at noon
WHERE: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, KY, with reception following immediately at Princeton Tourist Welcome Center, 201 E. Main St., Princeton

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