I had to be away from active genealogy for ~4 yrs., so some 7-8 yrs. later I'm thinking about my CHAMBERLAIN / CHAMBERLIN ancestors this month.In general, I'm trying to find more information on the wives .. of my KIDDER line of men.
I'm gathering on-line information, and I'm seeing that the father ofMrs. Joseph KIDDER was Samuel CHAMBERLAIN, b1685 in Chelmsford, MA.Her correct name was Rebecca CHAMBERLAIN.Samuel had several wives.My notes say:Anna GILSON, then widow, Mrs. Rebecca (WILDER) WHITCOMB, then Sibyl ROPER, and possibly a 4th wife.
He had at least 6 children with Anna, and 4 children with Rebecca.
From on-line looking, what I'm having trouble with is finding out whether Samuel, b1645 Woburn, and his wife, Elizabeth EMERSON, had more than one child.
And, James, thank you for telling me about the CHAMBERLIN / CHAMBERLAIN patriarchs.
Also, in case I forgot to mention it before, I am also descended from Abraham PARKER of Chelmsford.His daughter, Lydia PARKER, married my ancestor, John KIDDER, of Billerica.(son of patriarch, James KIDDER, of Billerica).
My line of KIDDER men married:Anna MOORE, then Lydia PARKER, then Joanna KEYES, then Rebecca CHAMBERLAIN.(Joseph & Rebecca KIDDER went to New Ipswich, NH.)
Betty(near Lowell, MA)
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