Lamb Family reunites

Published 5:20 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019

Rena Whitehead Lamb in a photograph from the 1930s. — Submitted Clyde Parker

Benjamin Franklin Lamb in a photograph from the 1930s. — Submitted Clyde Parker

By Clyde Parker


On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, descendants of the late Benjamin Franklin Lamb and Rena Whitehead Lamb got together for a reunion. The event was held on the Lamb Farm in Capron, Virginia. It was hosted by Barbara Lamb Goodrich and Alice Lamb Samuels and their husbands. Charles Samuels and Tommy Goodrich.

Following a period of getting acquainted and renewing old family ties, a bountiful and delicious picnic lunch was held just behind the house, under huge shade trees — with a gentle breeze constantly drifting across the fields and through the yard. Charles Samuels asked for blessing of the food. After lunch, the cousins spent a lot of time telling stories, reminiscing about old times and sharing old photographs.

The following were in attendance: Barbara Lamb Goodrich, Tommy Goodrich, Alice Lamb Samuels, Charles Samuels, and Matt Montgomery – from Richmond; Louise Jordan Harrup, John Robert Harrup, and Beth Jordan Gray – from Courtland; Benjamin Franklin (Frankie) Parker and Clyde Parker – from Franklin; Sherry Parker Colbert and Robbie Colbert – from Virginia Beach; Megan Parker Sanders, Hayden Sanders, and Addison Sanders – from Smithfield; Sammy Winston – from Durham, North Carolina; Eloise Bunch Byrd – from Burlington, North Carolina; Robert Brinkley – from Suffolk; Linda Daughtrey Eure and Ritchie Eure – from Eure, N.C.; and Jean Daughtrey Hall and Gary Hall – from Wilson, North Carolina.

In a photograph from the 1940s, George Lamb, son of Benjamin and Rena Lamb, feeds hogs.

Children, spouses and grandchildren of Benjamin Franklin Lamb (1869-1938) and Rena Whitehead Lamb (1875-1969):

George Lamb and Beulah Joyner Lamb (both deceased)

Barbara Lamb Montgomery

Alice Lamb Samuels

Dolly Lamb Byrd and Pressley Byrd (both deceased)

Jack Byrd (deceased)

Rachel Byrd Brinkley (deceased)

Beverly Byrd (deceased)

Daisy Lamb Parker and Clifton Parker (both deceased)

Evelyn Parker Daughtrey

James Ellis (deceased)

Lillian Lamb Parker and Fred Parker (both deceased)

Bobby Parker (deceased)

Clyde Parker

Frankie Parker

Ruby Lamb Jordan and Joe Jordan (both deceased)

Joe Jordan Jr.

Louise Jordan

Beth Jordan

Willie Lamb Winston and Raymond Winston (both deceased)

Walter Winston (deceased)

Sammy Winston