Carey W. Lambertson (1847-1918) was my maternal 3rd-great grandfather. What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about him.
1. Vital Records
Carey was born April 29, 1847 in Butler County, Ohio1,2,3,4,5,6,7.
1.1. Birth Certificate
The State of Ohio did not require birth registration at this time.
1.1.1. Birth Notice in Newspaper
If Carey's birth was mentioned in a local newspaper, it has been lost to time.
1.1.2. Bible Record
I am not aware of any surviving family Bible that would record the birth of Carey. Will continue to reach out to extended family in hopes that one can be located.
1.1.3. Baptismal Record
I am not aware of any baptismal record for Carey, nor the church affiliation of the family at this time. Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.
1.1.4. Adoption Record
There is no indication that Carey was adopted.
1.2. Marriage License
Carey married Clara E. Cook on October 1, 1869, according to my database. I have the location as Butler County, Ohio, but a search of records in Butler and Montgomery Cos., Ohio have not yet located a record of where his marriage took place. Will need to continue to search for verification of where they were married.
1.2.1 Marriage Notice in Newspaper
Once I've verified the location of the marriage, will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if I can locate mention of their nuptials.
1.2.2. Anniversary Notice
Carey and Clara's 25th wedding anniversary would have been on October 1, 1894. Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if there was any mention of anniversary celebrations.
1.2.3. Divorce Decree
There is no indication that Clara and Carey were ever divorced.
1.3. Death Certificate
Carey died March 18, 1918 in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana8 of bronchial pnuemonia. I do not yet have a copy of his death certificate. Will need to add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.
1.3.1. Obituary in Newspaper
Carey's obituary appeared in the March 18, 1918 edition of the Elwood Call-Leader8. The obituary listed him as the son of John and Sarah Wilson Lambertson, and stated that he was a first cousin of President Wilson. No evidence of a connection between the President and our Wilson family has been found. The obituary mentioned that in the prior September, Carey had been in an automobile accident, which had lead to declining health. His obituary was the subject of a previous post.
1.3.2. Funeral Home Records
Will need to search the local historical society to see if they have funeral home records that might shed some light on Carey's funeral. Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.
1.3.3. Tombstone Photograph
Carey's tombstone in the Elwood City Cemetery has been photographed9. A link to his memorial page at FindAGrave is located here.
2. Census Records
2.1. Federal Census Records
2.1.1. 1910 Federal Census
On April 21, 1910, Carey was enumerated as head of household in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana2, as Carey Lambertson, age 63, born in Ohio. His father and mother were born in New Jersey. He had been married for 41 years. He could read and write and owned his home free of mortgage. His occupation was listed as laborer, and that he sold junk.
2.1.2. 1900 Federal Census
On June 16, 1900, Carey was enumerated as the head of household in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana10, as Carey Lambertson, age 54, born in Ohio. His occupation was listed as farmer. Both of his parents were born in New Jersey. He could read and write and spoke English. He had been married for 28 years.
2.1.3. 1880 Federal Census
On June 1, 1880, Carey was enumerated as the head of household in German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio4, as Carry Lambertson, age 34, farmer. He was born in Ohio and both of his parents were born in New Jersey.
2.1.4. 1870 Federal Census
On July 29, 1870, Carey was enumerated as the head of household in Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio5, as Cary Lambertson, age 24, farm laborer. He was born in Ohio and was a U.S. citizen. The value of his personal estate was $110.
2.1.5. 1860 Federal Census
On June 28, 1860, Carey was enumerated in the John Lambertson Sr. household in Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio6, as Cary Lambertson, age 14, born in Ohio. He had attended school within the year.
2.1.6. 1850 Federal Census
On September 3, 1850, Carey was enumerated in the John Lambertson household in Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio7, as Cary Lambertson, age 4, born in Ohio.
2.2. State Census Records
Ohio state census records are not known to exist.
2.3. Agricultural Census Records
I have not yet investigated these types of records to see what light they might shed on the Lambertson family.
3. Military Records
3.1. Draft Registration
I have not located any records indicating military service for John.
3.2. Pension Records
3.3. Service Records
4. Land Records
4.1. Deed Records
Deed records need to be thoroughly searched in Butler and Montgomery Counties, Ohio and Hamilton and Madison Counties, Indiana, to see what records might mention John. Will add this to my "to-do" list for my next research trip.
4.2. Plat map / county map
Plat maps in Butler and Montgomery Counties, Ohio and Hamilton and Madison Counties, Indiana will need to be searched to see what information they might contain.
5. Supplemental Records
Supplemental records available for research on John include city/county directories, court records and will and probate records. Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.
1. Ancestry.com, U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994 [database on-line], Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data :Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.
2. Carey Lambertson household, 1910 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Pipecreek Twp., ED 119, SD 8, sheet 13, dwell 314, fam 328, National Archives micropublication T624, roll 365.
3. Carey Lambertson obituary, Elwood Call-Leader, Elwood, Indiana, USA, March 18, 1918, page 1, page 1.
4. Carry Lambertson household, 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, ED 165, SD 2, page 14B, dwelling 119, family 138; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 1052.
5. Cary Lambertson household, 1870 U.S. census, Butler County, Ohio, population schedule, Madison Twp., Jacksonborough P.O., page 22, dwell 173, fam 168, National Archves micropublication M593, roll 1177.
6. John Lambertson Sr. household, 1860 U.S. census, Butler County, Ohio, Madison Twp., page 81, dwelling 608, family 579, National Archives micropublication M653, roll 941.
7. John Lambertson household, 1850 U.S. census, population schedule, Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio, USA, dwelling 156, family 167; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 663., page 388.
8. Carey Lambertson obituary, Elwood Call-Leader, Elwood, Indiana, March 18, 1918, page 1.
9. FindAGrave, Inc., FindAGrave (www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 Oct 2015), Carey W. Lambertson tombstone.
10. Carey Lambertson household, 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, ED 84, SD 9, sheet 2, dwelling 345, family 371; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 375.
This post was developed as part of the series relating to Building My 2011 Research Template, an attempt to systematically document and source the details of my ancestors' lives. Comments regarding this template and the conclusions drawn in this article are welcomed.