Born December 6, 1822 in Putnam/Carroll County (?), Georgia possibly the son of William and Mary (Parker) Lambert. John Thomas moved to Mississippi in about 1847. He fought in the Civil War as a private in Ashcrafts Mississippi Regiment and received a flesh wound while fighting in Atlanta on July 28, 1864. He married twice and was the father of twenty-two children. He applied for his war pension on August 6, 1906 which stated he was 83 years old living at RFD No. 1, Pontotoc, Mississippi with his son Edd.
John died on March 3, 1909 in Lee County, Mississippi and is buried at Pontocola Cemetery. He married first on July 17, 1850 to Mary Ann Cole who was born September 9, 1829 in South Carolina, the daughter of Larkin Cole and died April 19, 1873. She is also buried at Pontocola Cemetery along with Viola Lambert a grand daughter who was born October 23, 1892 and died September 27, 1899.
John married second on January 4, 1874 to Mrs. Sarah Caroline Foster Lucas who was born March 23, 1845 and died March 25, 1931. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee the daughter of Edwin Foster. She had also been previously married and had one child, Reverend W.T. Lucas of Tulsa OK, from her first marriage. Sarah "Caline" applied for a war pension on June 17, 1924 which stated she was 79 years old and that she had married J.T. Lambert in 1871 in Pontotoc County. Below is a partial list (twenty one of the twenty two) of John Thomas Lambert's children.
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