Pages 189-191, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




DR. GEORGE B. LAMBETH, of Moran, Allen county, can justly and rightfully be regarded as a pioneer Kansan. All but seven years of his life have been spent in and all he is and all he possesses are of Kansas. He was born in Bolivar, Tennessee, July 22, and the next year his


father migrated to Bentonville, Arkansas, from which point, owing to the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion, he fled northward and settled in Bourbon county, Kansas. Allison G. Lambeth, our subject's father, volunteered his services to General Blunt, as a scout, and aided in piloting that officer into northern territory. The General's army was raised and made up of loyal men of that region, largely, and Mr. Lambeth's family accompanied it out of the Confederacy.

The late A. G. Lambeth was born in Randolph county, North Carolina, in 1828. His ancestors have resided in the United States since early in the nineteenth century and are of English origin. Mr. Lambeth was a highly educated and cultured gentleman and was, in early life, a professor of languages in Emery and Henry College in Virginia. The last years of his active life were spent on the farm in Bourbon county and he died in Moran August 4, 1899.

Dr. Lambeth's mother, nee Sarah J. Williams, still survives. She was born at LaGrange, Tennessee, in 1830, and is of English stock. Her children are: Mrs. Jennie Mulley, of Fort Scott, Kansas; Dr. G. B. Lambeth; Henry W. Lambeth, a prominent farmer and Trustee of Marmaton township, Allen county; Hugh N. Lambeth, near Blackwell, Oklahoma, and J. Braxton Lambeth, of Allen county.

Dr. Lambeth was a student in the district schools of Bourbon county in his youth. He was a farmer till he passed his majority, when he selected medicine as a profession. He read with Dr. A. L. Fulton, now a prominent surgeon of Kansas City, Missouri, and did some practice even before he finished his three years' reading. He entered the St. Louis Medical College in 1876 and spent four years there. The year 1888-9 he attended the Kansas City, Missouri, Medical College and finished its course to graduation.

Dr. Lambeth located in Moran and opened an office in 1884. He took rank early as a successful practitioner and, with the lapse of time, his practice has extended to all the country, for miles around Moran, and with it his reputation as a genial and pleasant gentleman.

Dr. Lambeth was married in Bourbon county, Kansas, July 2, 1884, to Mary G. Tennyson, a daughter of the pioneer Rev. Rutherford Tennyson. The latter was born January 10, 1804, and died in 1872. He came into Kansas from Tennessee and was married to Mary T. Robinson. Their children are: Wesley Tennyson, a prominent and successful farmer near Uniontown, Kansas; Levi Tennyson, of Prairie Lee, Texas; Mrs. S. B. Holt, of Bourbon county, Kansas; Mrs. I. I. Brown, of Ozark, Missouri, and Mrs. Lambeth. Mr. Tennyson came to Kansas in 1855 and his family was one of the most widely known and honorable in Bourbon county.

The Dr. and Mrs. Lambeth's children are: George S., Alfred T., Phyllis J., Hugh W. and Esther.

Allison G. Lambeth, politically, allied himself first with the Whigs and then the Republicans but his last presidential vote was cast for the candidate of the Chicago platform of 1896. Dr. Lambeth first trained with the Republicans. In 1884, when modern Democracy first triumphed, he


voted the Democratic ticket and has espoused that cause since. He was appointed a pension examiner for Allen county and served through Cleveland's second administration, and, for twelve years, he has been local surgeon for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company.

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