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Deacon Moses Chamberlain
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1716
Oxford
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1796
Newbury
Orange County
Vermont, USA

Per a book written by Eunice Miena Barber:

Moses, second son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth (Hunkins) Chamberlin, was born at Oxford, Mass., on 3/30/1716, & removed with his father to Northfield (same state) about 1728.

Although the land records of Litchfield, Conn., do not mention Moses Chamberlain until 1748, the first item of the preceding list shows that he was there as early as 1746. He removed to Newbury, Vermont, early in the 70's, from which place he & all of his sons took active parts in the struggle for liberty. Pay rolls on file show that a Moses Chamberlain served 12 days in Captain Thomas Johnson's Company of Minute Men in 1775, & 6 days in the same company in 1776. His name appears on a pay roll of Captain John G. Bayley's Company, in Newbury, covering the period from 4/1777 to 3/6/1779; on a pay roll of Captain Simeon Stevens' Company, covering the period from 5/1779 to 5/21/1781; & on a pay roll of Captain Frye Bayley's Company, from 5/1781 to the end of the war, which roll shows periods of service of 1 month, 21 days, & 1 month & 10 days, respectively.

The records also show that one of the same name, rank not stated, served in Captain Elijah Gates' Company of Volunteers in Colonel Benjamin Wait's Battalion, in the service of the state of Vermont, from 7/17/1781 to 12/15/1781, inclusive. A pay roll of the company, dated at Windsor, 6/20/1782, bears items as follows: "Commencement of Pay, 10/20/17??; pay ending 11/27/1781; number of days in service, 38."

Which, if any, of the foregoing records of service belong to his son Moses, I am unable to say.

About 1739, Moses Chamberlin married Jemima, daughter of Remembrance & Elizabeth (Unknown) Wright, born 4/30/1717; died 7/30/1807. He & his wife were members of the Congregational Church of Newbury but his title of Deacon was held before he moved there.

On 10/8/1795, Moses Chamberlin of Newbury, County of Orange, VT., Deacon, for 200, deeds to Avery Skitton a certain piece of land in Litchfield (So. Farms) 50 acres.

He died at Newbury 6/25/1796, & is buried in the "Oxbow" Cemetery. His gravestone states that he was born in Litchfield, Conn., in 1716; but Litchfield was not settled until 1721. (The original stones which had been broken were replaced by new marble ones about 1875 & it is supposed that his descendants at Newbury had confused his place of birth with that of his former residence).

Father of Susanna Corliss, Azubah Muncy, Jemima Johnson, Lydia Hunkins, Rememberance, Moses, Asher & Wright.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jemima Wright Chamberlain (1717 - 1801)*
 
 Children:
  Rememberance Chamberlain (1717 - 1813)*
  Susanna Chamberlin Corlis (1740 - 1840)*
  Lydia Chamberlain Hunkins (1746 - 1831)*
  Moses Chamberlin (1749 - 1832)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: History of Newbury, Vermont notes this internment as a Revolutionary Soldier.
 
Burial:
Oxbow Cemetery
Newbury
Orange County
Vermont, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Robin Parker
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
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