See also Bob's other identical posting, 7 Aug 2012, in the Ancestry.com Chamberlain Message Board site.Bob and I corresponded and shared data in 2004 and again in 2011, so we both have pretty much the same records, including the census data that he has posted for the two Joseph H. Chamberlains at this time.This person, Joseph Henry Chamberlain, born about 1806 in Maine, whose wife was Sarah/Sally Dunbar, is one of three presumed sons of John Chamberlain, born 1770-1780, place unknown [parents unknown], died after 1830, probably Pittsfield, Somerset Co., ME, whose wife is unknown.I'm posting as follows, my research notes for this John, which may be somewhat helpful to researchers:
Identified only through census records.That this John Chamberlain was the father of Joseph H., as listed here, is somewhat speculative - based on the fact that both were residents of Pittsfield, Somerset Co., ME, and that Joseph H. is a good fit with the known census data for John in 1810, which lists 3 sons in this age bracket.James is also believed to be a son.Refer to lineage prepared by Naomi Koepsell-Jurgens, which lists Joseph H. as Joseph Henry Chamberlin, Sr., b. c1806, MA, son of John & Mary (Brown) Ch'n, in the William(1) line - JBP disagrees with this lineage.Naomi also lists Joseph H.'s brother John H., b. c1794, Clinton, Kennebec Co., ME, as the same person listed as John Jr. here.JBP is unsure which is correct.
Geographically, Pittsfield, in Pittsfield, Twp., Somerset Co., ME, lies just a few miles north of Burnham in Walco Co., along the Sebasticook River, with Clinton a few more miles s.w. in Kennebec Co.The village of Waverly is shown in the atlas as part of this city.Detroit is to the east, West Palmyra and Palmyra to the north, Phillips Corner and Mosher Corner to the west, and Nash corner to the s.w.
Data for John, believed to be father of Joseph H:
- 1810 Census, Sidney, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 804, John Chamberlain: 31110-21010 (age 26-45); living nearby is William Chamberlain [LN11390], p. 804: 31010-21010 (age 26-45)
- 1820 Census, Warsaw (Pittsfield), Somerset Co., ME, John Chamberlain, p. 178: 011201-00301 (age 45+), 4 persons engaged in Agriculture
- 1830 Census, Pittsfield, Somerset Co., ME, John Chamberlain, p. 050: 00000001-000000001 (age 50-60); also listed is James Chamberlain, p. 050: 31001-0101 (age 20-30), who is believed by several researchers to be his son b. 1801
Data for John, Jr., believed to be brother of Joseph H:
- 1830 Census, Burnham, Waldo Co., ME, John Chamberlain, Jr., p. 417: 10001-010001 (age 30-40)
- 1840 Census, Pittsfield, Somerset Co., ME, John Chamberlain, p. 213: 0010001-0200001 (age 40-50), 1 person employed in Agriculture
- 1850 Census, Palermo, Waldo Co., ME, John Chamberlin, p. 288, #482/488, 12 Sep 1850, age 56, $50, b. ME; Betsey, age 57, b. ME; John H., age 22, b. ME; Addira/Adaline, female, age 20, b. ME, attends school; Martha, age 2, b. ME.All members of this family are listed as paupers
- 1860 Census, Palermo, Waldo Co., ME, John Chamberlain, p. 012, #82/85, 18 Jun 1860, age 66, farmer, -/$25, b. ME; Betsey, age 66, b. ME; John, age 31, b. ME; Mary, age 23, b. ME; Emma, age 7, school, b. ME; John, age 4, school, b. ME; Mariah, age 1, b. ME; also Martha Cole, age 12, school, b. ME; Adalaide Cole, age 5, school, b. ME
- 1870 Census, Burnham, Waldo Co., ME, J. H. Chamberlain, p. 092, male, age 64, b. ME; listed same page: H. Chamberlain, p. 092, male, age 37, b. ME.This is Joseph H. and his son Hiram, as listed in this file.
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