|Posted By:||William Mennel|
|Subject:||Re: Wm Chamberlin of White Deer Twp Union Co PA|
|Post Date:||April 28, 2008 at 21:01:18|
|Forum:||Chamberlin Family Genealogy Forum|
The following is the Family Group Record for William Chamberlin b.1736 (LN944)
HENRY¹ OF HINGHAM
NAME: William⁶ Chamberlin
Father: Lewis⁵ Chamberlin (No. 217)
[John⁴ (Henry³, John², Henry¹)
and Rebecca (Morris) Chamberlin]
Mother: Lucretia Woolsey
Born: 25 Sep 1736, Ringoes (Amwell Twp.), Hunterdon Co., NJ
Died: 21 Aug 1817, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA
Buried: Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union Co., PA
Married: (1) Elizabeth Ten Broeck, 8 June 1758, probably Amwell Twp., NJ
Other Marriages: (2) Anne Park, 6 Mar 1771, probably Amwell Twp., NJ
(3) Margaret Park, 1782, probably Amwell Twp., NJ
(4) Ann Mary Kemble, 16 Aug 1794, Lewisburg, PA
SPOUSE (1): Elizabeth Ten Broeck (or Tenbroeck)
Father: Wessell Jacobus Ten Broeck
Mother: Neeltje Dewitt
Born: 23 Aug 1740, Montgomery Twp., Somerset Co., NJ
Bp. 21 Nov 1740, Harlingen Reformed Church (Dutch), Somerset Co., NJ
Died: 29 Apr 1770, probably Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
Buried: Stout Burying Ground (Pomeroy farm), Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
(By First Marriage)
M 956 Lewis⁷, b. 16 Apr 1759, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. He served in the New Jersey State Troops and in the Continental army. He was mortally wounded by a cannon ball on 4 Oct 1777, in an engagement at Germantown, PA., while serving as a private in the second regiment of the Hunterdon County Militia commanded by his father. The records state that the cannon ball shattered the knee and tore away his leg. The same cannon ball was said to have been in the possession of his sister Anne's son Major John Boss in 1881.
F 957 Penelope⁷ (or Nellie or Eleanor), b. 13 Sep 1761, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married John Lawshe, 3 Sep 1779 (License), Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died 4 July 1817, Lewisburg, PA. +
F 958 Anne⁷, b. 18 Apr 1763, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married John Boss, 15 Feb 1780, Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died 7 Sep 1829, Sparta, NJ. +
F 959 Daughter⁷, b. 12 Nov 1764, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died there 19 Dec 1764.
F 960 Lucretia⁷, b. 20 Dec 1765, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married Christian Nevius, about 1789, probably Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died 19 Jan 1841, Union Co., PA. +
M 961 John⁷, b. 10 Apr 1768, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died there 5 May 1770.
M 962 William⁷, b. 20 Apr 1770, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died there 5 May 1770.
SPOUSE (2): Anne Park
Father: William Park
Born: 20 May 1754, probably Hunterdon Co., NJ
Died: 12 Nov 1779, probably Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
(By Second Marriage)
M 963 William⁷, b. 17 Jul 1772, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married Nellie (or Mary) Sutphen, about 1792, probably Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died 20 Feb 1829, probably NY. +
M 964 Enoch⁷, b. 30 Oct 1774, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married his cousin Elizabeth⁷ Chamberlin [LN 993], about 1796, probably White Deer Twp., Northumberland. Died 29 May 1834, Fayette, NY. +
M 965 Tenbroeck⁷, b. 5 Mar 1777, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married Jane Hutchinson, 16 Dec 1800, Union Co., PA. Died 17 Feb 1846, Waterloo, NY. +
F 966 Sarah⁷, b. 19 May 1779, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married James Wilson (b. 3 Aug 1778; d. 26 Dec 1831), probably Union Co., PA. Died 8 Apr 1829, probably Union Co., PA. No issue.
SPOUSE (3): Margaret Park
Father: William Park
Born: 17 Dec 1762, probably Hunterdon Co., NJ
Died: 29 Apr 1791, probably Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
(By Third Marriage)
M 967 Uriah⁷, b. 21 Jun 1783, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. In 1807, his named appeared on the tax assessement list of White Deer township. Later he lived with his half-brother Joseph in Ohio. Said to have never married. Died 4 Feb 1853, OH.
F 968 Elizabeth⁷, b. 22 May 1785, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married William McCreary. Died 22 Mar 1827, “western Pennsylvania.”
M 969 Aaron⁷, b. 24 May 1787, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Married Elizabeth Dale, 11 Feb 1812, Lewisburg, PA. Died 12 Jan 1856, Freeport, IL. +
F 970 Rachel⁷, b. 16 Sep 1789, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died there 9 Apr 1791.
SPOUSE (4): Anne Marie Kemble (or Anne Mary)
Father: Lawrence Kemble
Mother: Frances Peacock
Born: 28 Nov 1769, New York City, NY
Died: 4 Mar 1859, Lewisburg, Union Co., PA
(By Fourth Marriage)
M 971 Lawrence⁷, b. 4 Aug 1795, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Died there 16 Jan 1802.
M 972 John⁷, b. 8 Feb 1797, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Married Elizabeth Hayes, 2 Feb 1826, Lewisburg, PA. Died 18 Apr 1858, Lewisburg, PA. +
M 973 James⁷, b. 30 Sep 1798, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Died there 30 Aug 1801.
M 974 Lewis Kemble⁷, b. 4 Apr 1803, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Married Catharine Luther, 4 Dec 1834, probably Union Co., PA. Died 10 Aug 1889, OH. +
F 975 Mary Frances⁷, b. 29 Sep 1804, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Married John Linn, Jr., 28 Apr 1825, Union Co., PA. Died 3 Apr 1864, Frederickstown, OH. +
M 976 Joseph Park⁷, b. 18 Sep 1806, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Married Nancy Deal, 20 Nov 1828, probably Union Co., PA. Died 13 Feb 1873, OH. +
M 977 James DeWitt⁷, b. 28 Oct 1809, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Married Ann E. Sawyer, 17 Nov 1836, probably Union Co., PA. Died 11 Oct 1886, Munroe Falls, OH. +
M 978 Moses⁷, b. 8 Nov 1812, Kelly Twp., Union Co., PA. Married (1) Mary Ann Corey, 15 Jan 1835, probably Union Co., PA; (2) Mrs. Jane Hannah (Watson) Montgomery, (widow), 15 Sep 1840, Watsontown, PA. Died 29 July 1902, Milton, PA. +
Under the terms of his father's will dated 2 Apr 1772, William was bequeathed £100 of Proclamation money within one year, and also “the £100 he has had in his hands since 1764.”
He was commissioned Captain of the Amwell company of Militia at the beginning of the Revolutionary war; Major, 13 Apr 1776; Lt. Colonel, Second Regiment New Jersey Militia, 9 Sep 1777, under Col. David Chambers; served in many engagements including Trenton, Princeton, and Elizabethtown, NJ, and Germantown, PA. Fought under General Armstrong at the battle of Germantown, PA, where his eldest son Lewis was killed 4 Oct 1777. Fought in the battle of Monmouth, NJ, 28 June 1778. He was also Lt. Col. of the Second Regiment, New Jersey Militia, of which Nathaniel Hunt and Joseph Beavers were Colonels. Cashiered 14 May 1781.
On 24 Nov 1777, the Executive Council meeting at Princeton, NJ, appointed him to escort the Tories, Ex-Governor John Penn and Ex-Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, of Pennsylvania, to Worcester, MA, for greater safety.
The first court house was built in the summer of 1791 at Flemington, when it became the county seat. Col. William Chamberlin was appointed with Col. John Taylor and John Snyder to make a draft of a place for same and a little later was chosen with Thomas Stout and Joseph Atkinson as managers thereof (History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey, 1881).
His second and third wives were sisters. Benjamin Park signed the marriage bond on his second marriage to Anne Park—probably her brother.
William Chamberlin removed from New Jersey with other New Jersey families about 1791 or 1792 to the Shamokin Settlement in Buffalo Valley, Union County, Pennsylvania, where he purchased a farm in 1795.
In 1793, he had additional residence in White Deer Township. “Col. William Chamberlin, of Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ, bought the “Bear” mill and moved into the valley. Later this became known as “Chamberlin's Mills.”
In 1796 he was in a list of the inhabitants of White Deer Township, dwellings, occupations, etc.:
Chamberlin, Wm. Farm house, log barn, oil, grist and saw mill, log still, etc.
Domestic incidents taken from Flavel Roan's Journal:
1807, Feb 27. Thompson's, Dale's, and Chamberlin's youngsters and Boyd Smith, Bella Kelly and Charlotte Candor spent an agreeable evening at Chamberlin's. Went away at 1:00 A.M.
1807, March 5. Clingen's youngsters with Gideon Smith and J. Thompson went to visit at Chamberlin's. Returned at 3:00 A.M.
1809, Oct 29. Col. Wm. Chamberlin's wife had a young son, his 22nd. He is above 73 I believe.
In 1800, William Chimferling was living in White Deer, Northumberland Co., PA, heading a family of 31102-01210 (3 males under the age of 10 years, 1 male between the ages of 10 and 16 years, 1 male between the ages of 16 and 26 years, 2 males aged 45 years and upwards. 1 female between the ages of 10 and 16 years, 2 females between the ages of 16 and 26 years, 1 female between the ages of 26 and 45 years).
In 1810, he was undoubtedly the “W. Chamberlain”, living in White Deer Twp, Northumberland Co., PA, heading a family of 31201-1021 (3 males under the age of 10 years, 1 male between the ages of 10 and 16 years, 2 males between the ages of 16 and 26 years, 1 male aged 45 years and upwards, 1 female under the age of 10 years, 2 females between the ages of 16 and 26 years, 1 female between the ages of 26 and 45 years).
There are numerous minor inconsistencies in the some of the dates in this record. Viz. His second marriage is recorded as the 6th of March, but his bible record gives it as the 3rd. Children: Enoch [LN 964], died 5 May 1844 according to some family records, but other sources say that his headstone gives the date of 29 May 1834; Mary Frances [LN 975], died 1864 or 1865?; Joseph Park [LN 976], died 13 Jan or 13 Feb 1873, and married 20 May or 20 Nov 1828?
After his death, his widow lived with her son John. She was of Huguenot stock. According to Col. Thomas Chamberlin, she spelled her name Anne Marie Kemble.
William Chamberlin made his will on 3 Nov 1814 in which he listed his children in essentially the same order as their births. Part of this document reads:
In the name of God Amen, I William Chamberlin, of White Deer Township, Union County and State of Pennsylvania, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say):
First I give and bequeath unto my Beloved wife Ann Mary, all the furniture and property of every kind that she brought with her.
[Next portions unavailable for inclusion.]
It is my further will that if any of my heirs shall die in their nonage without lawful issue that their Legacy or shares shall be divided amongst my surviving heirs except as is before excepted and lastly I do hereby make, constitute, ordain and appoint my beloved sons Aaron and John Chamberlin, my beloved son-in-law Christian Neverus and my much respected friends Robert Van Valse and James Dale, the Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former will or wills by me made.
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen (1814)
William Chamberlin [L.S.]
Signed Sealed published and delivered by the above name William Chamberlin to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
Thomas Howard [L.S.] William Linus [L.S.] James Geddis [L.S.]
The following account was related by Colonel Thomas Chamberlin when addressing meeting of the Chamberlain Association and printed in their annual report for 1902 (P.42-43):
The name was Chamberlain as shown by the archives of New Jersey and confirmed by the recollections of their numerous descendants. My grandfather shared the common ambition of the family—to be the owner of a grist mill—and held such a piece of realty in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County. Being in need of a branding iron with which to mark his flour-barrels, he had one made by a neighboring blacksmith, who, by some oversight, allowed the “a” to drop out in forging the final syllable of the name.
A pardonable piece of “forgery,” my grandfather seemed to think; for with flour on hand ready for the market, he chose not to wait for a new brand to be made, or the defective one corrected, but accepted the “botched job,” and from that day—about 1770 —his barrels, billheads and books bore the name “William Chamberlin.
This is a very interesting account and it makes a great story, but in my opinion, it cannot be substantiated. In William's bible record, starting in 1759, he used the spelling “Chamberlin,” his father Lewis signed his name as “Chamberlin” on his will and on other documents including his family bible. Lewis's brother John also used the spelling “Chamberlin.” [Public documents, such as marriage records, and so forth, were usually spelled by the clerk not the bearer of the name, hence, the accuracy of spelling in public records of that era cannot be taken seriously. [David C. Chamberlin.]
The birth date of Margaret Park is unconfirmed.
PREPARATION OF THIS RECORD
This record was prepared by the late David C. Chamberlin Sr., using data obtained from various sources as listed. Comments and additional information are welcome and should be sent to the
World Chamberlain Genealogical Society. < www.chamberlain-society.org >
“Manuscript Genealogies of various Chamberlain Families of New Jersey, “Chamberlain Association of America, New England Historic Genealogical Society, SG/CHA/49-23 [SN 323-60, 93-96]
Chamberlain Association of America, Annual Report 1906-07, P. 14
“Colonel Thomas Chamberlin,” Chamberlain Association of America Annual Report, 1902, P. 42-43
Boston Transcripts; 15 Jan 1932, 24 Oct 1932
Annals of Buffalo Valley, PA, 1877
New Jersey Archives, Vol. 1, P. 65; Vol. 22 (Marriage Bonds)
“Gravestone, Stout Burying Ground,” Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. IX, (1933-34), P. 12
“Memoirs - Major Herbert William Yemans, M.D.,” New England Register, 1921, P. 1
Lineage Books, Vol. 7, P. 257; Vol. 17, P. 173; Vol 23, P. 299; Vol. 25, P. 51, 116
History of Hunterdon and Sussex Counties, New Jersey, 1881, P. 407
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vols. 15-16
Family Bible of William⁶ Chamberlin, in possession of Mrs. Richard L. Martin, Newton, NJ, 1956
Family Record of William⁶ Chamberlin, printed by Mrs. Caroline W. Furst, NY G&B Record, Vol. 32, 1901
A Partial Genealogy of the DeWitt, Boss, Chamberlain, Cromwell, D'Arcy, Cocky, and Allied Families, compiled by Mable Louise Keech, Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1956
Union County, Pennsylvania, Probate, Will of William Chamberlin, Book A, P. 87
Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 5, P. 66
1800 Federal Census, White Deer, Northumberland Co., PA. NAM M-32, Roll No. 37 (FHLN #363340), P. 860 [SN 48]
1810 Federal Census, White Deer Twp, Northumberland Co., PA. NAM M-252, Roll No. 53 (FHLN #193679), P. 137 [SN 49]
[DISK ID LN944]
June 18, 2002