|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1738|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1815|
Joseph, eldest son of Richard Chamberlin & his wife Abigail (Wright) Chamberlin, born @ Northfield, Mass on 3/18/1738; was a resident of Hinsdale, NH in 1755; a soldier in the French & Indian War under Capt. John Catlin, in 1757-58. As early as 1760 or 61, he went up the Connecticut & Passumsic Rivers as far as where St. Johnsbury or Lyndon, VT., now are, on a hunting expedition, "principally for beaver," thus visiting Coos Country (the section of the Connecticut valley north of Orford, NH), which included what is now Newbury township, in the northern part of Orange Co., VT, where he with his father & the rest of the family settled in 6/1762. He was one of the original grantees of the town by the Deed from Gov. Benning Wentworth. Attached is a facsimile of his signature to the Deed to Benjamin Whiting of 1768.
In 1775, he was ensign in Capt. Thomas Johnson's Co of Minute-men from Newbury, VT.; served again in the same company in 1776; was 2d Lieutenant from 4/1777 to 5/1779, in Capt. John Gideon Bayley's Co., for guarding & scouting; was with that company at Pawlet from 8/16 to 10/1/1777. He was 1st Lieutenant from 1779 to 1781 in Capt. Simeon Steven's Co., Olcott's Regiment & also performed service as a private in Capt. Frye Bayley's Co "in sundry alarms" to the end of the war. As a tradesman, he was a carpenter & sometimes, he worked at the anvil. Married Ruth, daughter of William Preston of Chester, NH., born in 1745; died 10/10/1831. He died @ Newbury, VT., 9/5/1815.
Richard Chamberlin (1714 - 1784)
Abigail Wright Chamberlin (1719 - 1795)
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)*
Note: History of Newbury, Vermont notes this internment as a Revolutionary Soldier.
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Originally Created by: Robin Parker
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
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My 4th Great granduncle|
Added: May. 9, 2013
RIP Cousin Joseph|
Added: Oct. 26, 2009