By Robert J. Lambeth
A. Meredith Lambeth was born in Henrico Co., VA in 1815. He married Angeline G. Hollins
Oct. 22, 1834 and had at least 8 children. Their son, John Meredith Lambeth was born in VA in
May of 1837. They moved to Tennessee around 1845. His siblings born in Tennessee were:
1. Thomas Lambeth, born 1846
2. William R. Lambeth, born 1849
3. Susan Lambeth, born 1851
4, Scott Lambeth, born 1853
5. Bettey Lambeth, born 1856
6. Cloy Lambeth, born 1858
7. Nancy Lambeth, born in Texas in 1860
John Lambeth appears in the 1860 Lamar County Census
Precinct 1, Family 244-244, age 22, born about 1837 in VA.
The 1860 Census also lists an M. E. and H. C. also born in
Tennessee. The family moved to Texas around 1858.
John Lambeth, Pvt., appears on a Muster Roll and Election
Returns from the Texas State Archives for the Texas Militia,
Company for Lamar County, Texas, Beat No. 1, 9th Brigade of
the State of Texas; officers elected on 10 Aug 1861, in Lamar
County; company enrolled by R. J. Patton; A. M. Jeffus elected
The next month, John Meredith Lambeth enlisted in the 9th
Texas Infantry on September 28th, 1861 at Tollet's Prairie
Texas in Lamar County and was in Company K under Capt.
Miles A. Dillard.
His service record states:
Lambeth, J. M. (age 24)-
May - July, 1862 - detailed to bring horses from Tupelo;
present, July October, 1862;
wounded, Murfreesboro, TN, 12/31/62, leg-severe;
furloughed and discharged from Pim Hospital, Rome, GA, 3/28/63;
present, July - October, 1863, 4/5/64;
paroled at HQ, XVI Army Corps, Montgomery, AL, 5/19/65.
Born: 1837, Shiner County, TN, died January 17, 1905, Cooper, TX. 6' 0", dark hair, blue eyes,
From Souvenirs of Texas (Texas Archives) in a biographical sketch, "At the beginning of the
war between the States he enlisted in Co. K, Ninth Texas infantry, and was sent to the Western
army. He was in a number of battles, among which were Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Perryville,
Missionary Ridge, New Hope Church near Atlanta, where he was wounded, a ball striking him in
the side, inflicting a painful and dangerous wound. He received his first wound in the battle of
Murfreesboro, being shot through the leg."
John farmed in Cooper, Delta Co., Texas after the war and raised his family there. Children of
John and Rhoda A. Campbell Cummings Lambeth were:
1. Katherine Lambeth, born Sept 1876
2. John Meredith Lambeth, Jr. born Feb 1879
3. George Peyton Lambeth, [my ancestor] born Nov 1881
4. Sallie Mae Lambeth, born 1885
©Ron Brothers and Robert J. Lambeth, 1999, All Rights Reserved.
October 31, 1999
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