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JOHN TATE CHAMBERLAIN (1845-1919), of Burnet Co., TX
Posted by: Bobby J Chamberlain (ID *****2796) Date: August 18, 2005 at 14:26:27
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John Tate Chamberlain (1845-1919) was the second son of James T. Chamberlain (1809-1889) and Sarah Runnels Barton (1824-1905). Born in Johnson Co., MO, he moved with his parents to Travis Co., TX, in 1849 and later to Karnes Co. He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War and afterwards settled in Burnet Co., TX, where he m. Martha Jane Kincheloe in 1870. John T. Chamberlain and Martha J. Kincheloe had 6 children. According to daughter Margaret Louisa Clements, her father J. T. Chamberlain was also one of the early teachers in Burnet Co. "His first school was taught out a few miles north of Burnet in a log school house with what was called a puncheon floor with split logs for seats. Pegs were put in the walls for the larger boys to hang their pistols on during school hours, for every boy big enough to use a gun was allowed to wear one to school in case the Indians made a raid." Although it is usually given as 1919, J.T.'s DOD is rendered as 25 Jan. 1926 on his widow's CSA pension application.

Below is a tentative chronology of John Tate Chamberlain's life, based both on on-line and published sources:

John Tate Chamberlain: Chronology

1845: Born, Johnson Co., MO (26 May)
1849: Moved with parents to Travis Co., TX
1850: Census, Travis Co., TX
1860: Census, Karnes Co., TX
1863: Enlisted in Co. D, 33rd Confederate Reg’t, Texas Cavalry, “Duff’s Partisan Rangers,” at Rio Grande Station (1 Jan.; served as a private throughout most of the war, for which widow Martha was granted a pension after his death; reportedly, he also fought in one of the last Indian battles at Morgan’s Crk., in the western part of Burnet Co. near Packsaddle Mtn.)
1870: Married Martha Jane Kincheloe, Burnet Co., TX (24 Feb.)
1870: Census, Burnet Co., TX
1870: Birth of daughter Margaret Louisa (Lou), Burnet Co., TX (24 Dec.)
1872: Birth of son Louis Coleman, Burnet Co., TX (15 Dec.)
1875: Birth of son James Hardee, Burnet Co., TX (19 Jan.)
1877: Birth of son Charles Ninian, Karnes Co., TX (7 May)
1879: Birth of son William Lawson (Will), Karnes Co., TX (6 Aug.)
1880: Census, DeWitt Co., TX
1882: Birth of daughter Sarah Frances (Fan) (31 Oct.)
1893: Moved to the town of Burnet, Burnet Co., TX
1898: Elected County Clerk of Burnet Co., TX
1900: Census, Burnet Co., TX
1906: Retired as County Clerk
1910: Census, Burnet Co., TX
1919: Died, Burnet Co., TX (25 Jan.; bur. Odd Fellows Cem., Burnet Co., TX)

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