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Lieut Abiel Chamberlin
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1739
Death: May 14, 1787

Abiel, second son & 3rd child of Richard & his wife Abigail (Wright) Chamberlin, born 11/22/1739; when seventeen years of age, was captured by the Indians & held in captivity several months; serviced in the French & Indian war with his father, in Capt. John Catlin's Co., Col. William Williams' Regiment; also in the Revolutionary War, in Capt. Thomas Johnson's Co of Minute-men in 1775. In the winter of 1775-6, he was one of the men who went with Capt. Johnson to mark out a road from Newbury, VT., to St. Johns, Province Quebec. On reaching the latter place he went on, says Johnson, & joined the army at Quebec. He was in Capt. John G. Bayley's Co, guarding & scouting & in other service; is called "Lieutenant" on his gravestone.

He was a grantee of Newbury, VT., & settled on the upper meadow near the river. His name is on a list recorded as heads of families there in 1770. Married, 3/27/1769, Elinor, daughter of Elihu Johnson, who, after his death, married Ezra Gates & died 9/24/1822, aged 69 years. Mr. Chamberlin died 5/14/1787. One paragraph in Wells' History of Newbury, VT., reads: -

"Watches were brought into town before clocks, & came with the first settlers. Col. Kent's diary mentions selling a watch to Abiel Chamberlin in 3/1763. The watches of those days were called 'Bulls Eyes' & had two cases, an outer & an inner case, which were detachable".
 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Chamberlin (1714 - 1784)
  Abigail Wright Chamberlin (1719 - ____)
 
 Siblings:
  Abigail Chamberlin (1736 - 1815)*
  Joseph Chamberlin (1738 - 1815)*
  Abiel Chamberlin (1739 - 1787)
  Er Chamberlin (1744 - 1831)*
  Nathaniel Chamberlin (1746 - 1801)*
  Benjamin Chamberlin (1747 - 1832)*
  Eri Chamberlin (1761 - 1773)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Memory of Lieut. Abial Charmbrlin
Died May 14th, 1787 in his 48th year
Stop my frinds & Drop a tear
think on ye dust that slumbers here.

Footstone:
Lieut. Abiel Chamberlin
J.G. Bayley's Co
Olcott's VT
Mil.Rev.War

Info provided by: Donna Bickel
 
Note: History of Newbury, Vermont notes this internment as a Revolutionary Soldier.
 
Burial:
Oxbow Cemetery
Newbury
Orange County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: DMLeForce
Originally Created by: Robin Parker
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33068397
Lieut Abiel Chamberlin
Added by: Donna Bickel
 
Lieut Abiel Chamberlin
Added by: Donna Bickel
 
Lieut Abiel Chamberlin
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Bill McKern
 
 
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His headstone has deteriorated much since you had taken your picture. I was there Aug. 10, 2011, you can no longer read the bottom clearly.
- Beth Cotter
 Added: Aug. 19, 2011
Gone but not forgotten...
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 12, 2010
RIP Cousin Abiel
- DMLeForce
 Added: Oct. 26, 2009
 
 
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