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Series I : first generation, 1785-1834.
Chamberlain family.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 73:1-5  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Chamberlain family.
Title : Series I : first generation, 1785-1834.
Physical Description : 5 folders.
Summary :

Series I contains William Chamberlain's personal and business papers. Among his personal papers are letters written to him by his father, Samuel Chamberlain. There is also an undated typescript of a short autobiography written by William detailing the early years of his life. Among William Chamberlain's business papers are accounts, deeds, commissions, and inventories. The business papers also include correspondence relating to William's political offices.

Biographical or historical data :

William Chamberlain was born on April 27, 1755, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was the third of nine children born to Samuel (1724-1802) and Martha Mellen Chamberlain (1730-1820). In 1780, he moved to Peacham, Vermont. Here he was a surveyor, farmer, town clerk, justice of the peace, legislator, and U.S. Congressman. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1785, 1787-96, 1805 and 1808; justice of the peace, 1786-1796; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1791; representative to the United States Congress 1803-1805 and 1809-1811; and Lieutenant Governor of Vermont 1813-1815. He died on September 27, 1828 in Peacham, survived by his wife of 47 years, Jenny (Jane) Eastman Chamberlain (1762-1830), and seven of their children.

Source : Forms part of: Chamberlain family papers, 1764-1934.
Personal Subject : Chamberlain family.
Chamberlain, William, 1755-1828.
Geographic Term : Vermont Politics and government 19th century.
Peacham (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Accounts.
Added Author : Chamberlain, Samuel, 1724-1802.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.