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Posted by: Bobby J Chamberlain (ID *****2796) Date: July 30, 2005 at 11:46:22
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My gggrandfather James T. Chamberlain (1809-1889) was b. in Grainger Co., TN, the youngest son of Jeremiah and Margaret (Carmichael) Chamberlain. In 1838, he moved to MO, where he m. Sarah Runnels Barton (1824-1905)in Johnson Co. in 1841. Sarah was the daughter of Wm. and Hannah (Oliphant) Barton and a niece of MO's first U.S. Senator, David Barton. James T. and Sarah Chamberlain moved to TX c1849, spending the rest of their lives farming in Travis, Karnes, Williamson, Burnet, and Caldwell counties.

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James T. Chamberlain: Chronology

1809: Born, Grainger Co., TN (May 10)
About 1835: Sold Chamberlain plantation on Holston River to brother-in-law David Tate, III or Sr.
1835: Deed of Gift for sister Elizabeth Carney of a parcel of land willed to him by Andrew Chamberlain and now in the hands of of her husband John Carney (20 Jul.)
1838: Moved from TN to MO
1840: Census, Warrensburg, Johnson Co., MO
1841: Married Sarah Runnels Barton, Johnson Co., MO (Feb. 3)
1843: Birth of son William Jeremiah, Johnson Co., MO
1845: Birth of son John Tate, Johnson Co., MO (May 26)
1849: Birth of son Thomas Andrew, Johnson Co., MO (Sept. 6)
1849: Moved to Travis Co., TX (Webberville, near Manor; later moved to Helena, Karnes Co., TX, on the San Antonio River)
1850: Census, Travis Co., TX; mentioned in letter of brother-in-law John Lewis King (4 Nov.)
1851: Birth of daughter Josephine Catherine, Helena, Karnes Co., TX (Aug. 8)
1851: Mentioned in letter of sister-in-law Elizabeth Barton King to her brother (12 Oct.)
1854: Birth of son Louis Sumpter, Helena, Karnes Co., TX (Nov. 14)
1857: Birth of son Daniel Ninian, Helena, Karnes Co., TX (Jun. 17)
1860: Census, Karnes Co., TX
1860: Birth of son Lawson Watkins, Helena, Karnes Co., TX (Apr. 9)
1864: Birth of son Burkett Barton, Helena, Karnes Co., TX (Aug. 17)
186?: Birth of daughter Cora
1864: Moved to Round Rock, Williamson Co., TX
1865: Moved to Burnet Co., TX (Built and operated the first cotton gin in the county, also using the premises to teach school; served as sheriff)
1866: Recorded livestock mark and brand, Caldwell Co., TX (1 Sep.)
1870: Census, Burnet Co., TX
1878: Moved to Caldwell Co., TX
1880: Census, Caldwell Co., TX
1887: Purchased (with son Lawson W.) land in Caldwell Co. from M. V. and Lucy Frey
1889: Died, Burnet Co., TX (3 Oct.; Buried, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Burnet Co., TX)

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