LAMP FAMILY IN AMERICA
MARY L. LAMP - SEPTEMBER 29, 2002
PLEASANTS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL PICNIC
LAMP FAMILY TIME LINE
I. Johannes Lamp and wife Susannah in Lehigh and Montgomery Counties
A. 1750 - List of passengers imported in the ship Priscilla,
William Wilson, Captain, from Rotterdam. Qualified Sept. 12,
1750 ... Johannes Lamb.
B. 1752 - Johannes and Susannah Lamp sponsor baptism of Johannes
Newhart, Egypt Reformed Church, Lehigh County, Pa.
II. John Lamp and son George in Frederick County, Virginia
A. 1768 - John Lamp 320 acre survey dated April 17, 1768 in
Frederick County, Virginia.
B. 1790 - John Lamp assigns 320 acre survey to son George Lamp.
C. 1810 - George and wife Elizabeth sell land in Frederick
County, Virginia to Peter Milhorn, Sept. 3, 1810.
D. The two story log house built by George Lamp in Frederick
County, Virginia was still standing in 1994.
III. George Lamp and wife Elizabeth in Belmont County, Ohio 1813.
A. 1815 - George Lamp and wife Elizabeth sell 279 acres in
Frederick County, Virginia to George's brothers, Henry and
John, July 15,1815. Belmont County Court acknowledgement,
certified to the Frederick County Court, July 20, 1815 at St.
B. George Lamp built a grist mill on Captina Creek, Goshen
Township, Belmont County, Ohio.
C. 1813 - Jacob Lamp marries Susannah Snider, August 16, 1813 in
Belmont County, Ohio.6
D. 1819 - Joseph Lamp marries Martha Hesson September 2, 1819 in
Belmont County, Ohio.7
IV. Susannah Lamp and children in Tyler County, VA/Pleasants County,
A. 1835 - Susannah was born near Harrisburg, PA, in 1794, and
died in 1891, at the age of 97. With her ten children she moved
from Captina Creek to McKim in 1835. Her children were John,
married to Sarah Hanes; George, to Abigail Hanes; Abram, to Elizabeth
Varner; Henry, to a Miss Ward; Joshua, to Lottie Virden; Sarah
to a Milhoan; Margaret, to Joseph Varner; Catherine, to Seth Ward;
Caroline to Eli Wilson.8
About the year 1835, a Mr. Lamp (Jacob) brought his wife and ten
children to West Virginia from Ohio, and bought land in Tyler
County, which was later known as the Matthias Lamp Farm. He gave
(Susannah) the farm and one thousand dollars, with the understanding
that she was to give each child one hundred dollars as they reached
the age of twenty-one. There was no house on this farm, so they
built a temporary dwelling of brush.9 Susannah (Snyder) Lamp was
full German. She smoked a clay pipe. She sang to her Granddaughter
Mary Alice (Wilson) Israel in German from a German song book and also
had a Bible printed in the German language.10
B. 1847 - Susannah Lamp was among the first members of the Pine
Grove Church of Christ11 and was laid to rest in 1891 in the
Church Cemetery .
C. Leah Lamp, my G. G. Grandmother, tenth child of Jacob and
Susannah Lamp married William L. Wilson , son of Ralph and Mary
Wilson, in Tyler County, VA.12
D. George , the second son, was a wood worker, making wagons,
furniture, spinning wheels, etc. He made the window frames for the
Cain House in St. Marys.13
E. Eli and Caroline Wilson built the log house on McKim, now used
for the Four-H Club, (1929).14
F. John Lamp owned a large tract of land at Jonestown, a dam, saw
mill and grist mill. During the (Civil) war someone tried to
undermine the dam with quick silver. In the spring when McKim Creek
was high, he ran his logs down to the Ohio River and then to Cincinnati
and sold them, returning home on a boat.15
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: VA COUNTY: Tyler REEL
NO: M432-979 PAGE NO: 362b REFERENCE: 29 August 1850 by Samuel
Billingsley, Ass't Marshall
24 565 563 Lamp John 34 M Miller $3,000 Ohio
25 565 563 Lamp Sarah 28 F Virginia
26 565 563 Lamp Eliza 6 F Virginia
27 565 563 Lamp Hannah 3 F Virginia
In 1850 - John Lamp was one of the more affluent men in Tyler
V. Joseph and Martha Lamp in Tyler County, VA/Pleasants County, West
A. After 1840 Joseph and Martha (Hesson) Lamp settled at the
mouth of Cave run, where he built a saw mill and grist mill. His
wife is said to have descended from the Hessians who had been
brought from Germany to aid King George in the Revolution. Nine of
their 10 children grew to maturity and married. They were
Abram, married to Mary Hanes; David, to Hannah Moore; Isaac, to
Martha Ward; Serena, to Greenberry Jones; Jane, to John Morgan;
Elizabeth, to Simeon Jones; Christina, to Ralph Hanes; and Jacob,
to Nancy Odell.17
B. Mary Ann Lamp, my husband Kenneth's G. G. Grandmother was
also a daughter of Joseph and Martha Lamp. George W., Matthias
and Cinderella Lamp were the children of Mary Ann Lamp, their
father is unknown.18
C. Joseph and Martha (Hesson) Lamp are buried in the Pine Grove
VI. Jacob Lamp, Catherine Stacker and family in Licking County, Ohio
A. Jacob had fathered three children by Catherine before his
wife Susannah left him. Refer to birth dates; Solomon Lamp, Dec.
25, 1829 by Catherine; Caroline Lamp, May 27, 1830 by Susannah;
Leah Lamp, May 28, 1832 by Susannah; Lavina Lamp, Dec. 5, 1832 by
Catherine; Nimrod Lamp, Nov. 4, 1835 by Catherine; and Joshua
Lamp, 1835 by Susannah. 20
B. In 1838 Jacob Lamp built a brick house in the Town of
Amsterdam, Licking County, Ohio. where he lived until his final
illness. He died Jan. 25, 1886 at the home of his daughter. Jacob
is buried beside Catherine in the Fairmont Church Cemetery,
Licking County, OH.21
To our pioneer ancestors, who braved the crossing of the Atlantic
and homesteaded in the American wilderness. To my friend Connie
Richardson, who collected much of this history. Her notebook provided
some of the information used in this report. To many other descendants
who have graciously shared their notes.
1. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand names of Beman Swiss,
Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776.
Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Philadelphia 1876 pp 240 & 241. Names written
by clerk, it is possible the name was Johannes Lamp.
2. Records of Egypt Reformed Church, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 1734-
1807 Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 6 pp 9.
3. Frederick County Deed Book 32 page 417.
4. Frederick County Deed Book 37 page 278.
5. Copy letter March 1, 1994 to Connie Richardson from Wilma Harper.
6. Belmont County Court Book B, page 122.
7. Belmont County Court Book B, page 136.
8. A History of Pleasants County, WV by Pemberton page 268
9. Arthur Wilson's Great Grandmother by Dessa Wilson 1963.
10. Down Through the Ages by Hazel Locke
11. 1882 Historical Hand - Atlas by H. H. Hardesty and Co.
12. The Wilson Family by T. C. Wilson and Down Through the Ages by Hazel Locke
13. A History of Pleasants County, WV by Pemberton page 268
15. Down Through the Ages by Hazel Locke, Source Clara Lamp, New England, WV.
16. 1850 Census of Tyler County
17. A History of Pleasants County, WV by Pemberton. page 268
18. 1850 Census of Tyler County, VA and 1860 Census of Pleasants County, WV
19. Pine Grove Cemetery Records
20. Some Light On The Lamps by Stanley Lamp & Pleasants County Census and