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Lieut Abiel Chamberlin

Lieut Abiel Chamberlin

Birth
Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 May 1787 (aged 47)
Newbury, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Burial Newbury, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 33068397 · View Source
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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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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

Gravesite Details History of Newbury, Vermont notes this internment as a Revolutionary Soldier.

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  • Maintained by: DMLeForce
  • Originally Created by: Robin Parker
  • Added: 19 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33068397
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Abiel Chamberlin (22 Nov 1739–14 May 1787), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33068397, citing Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, Orange County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by DMLeForce (contributor 47131861) .