-Phebe (Chamberlain) Lennington, Sussex Co., NJ
Hi Sussex Co Researcher's
I think I just may have made a few steps in somewhat connecting my John Chamberlain's family of Sussex Co, NJ to Benjamin Chamberlain family of Sparta. . For years the Benjamin Chamberlain family was thought to have traveled from CT to the Sparta, NJ area,(so says writers of the Descendant's of Benjamin Chamberlain of Sparta, NJ. He was "thought to" have traveled to Sparta with a brother John. My ancestor John Chamberlain was b. 1784(bible record) in Sussex Co NJ.His father was also called John. The John b. 1784 married Mary LITTLE, D/O Mathias LITTLE and Betsy BEARDSLEY of Newton and Hampton township, Sussex Co., NJ
Just today while reading Descendant's of Benjamin Chamberlain, I found a very interesting connection to the two families. Phebe, the eldest daughter of Benjamin m. Thomas LENNINGTON. He was recorded as buying the farm property in Sparta from Isaac Goble.
Isaac GOBLE is in my Chamberlain/Beardsley data! Betsy (Beardsley) Little, was my 5th great grandmother.Betsy Beardsley m. Mathias LITTLE and was an aunt to Nancy Cary who m. Isaac GOBLE. Nancy Cary's mother was Eunice Beardsley, and sister to Betsy Beardsley. So I actually do see the family here interchanging land here, and while this is no proof, it has really somewhat proven to me without doubt that my John, who m. Married Little, may have been a nephew to Benjamin Chamberlain of Sparta!!
It is not actual proof but I realized when I saw the name Isaac Goble, in Descendant's of Phebe Chamberlain that my Chamberlain's may indeed be related!
Our Family DNA matches the DNA markers of descendant's of Edmond Chamberlain who m. Mary Turner. Or at least pretty sure, since many of Edmond's descendant's went to CT (Which mine have been recorded as coming from before NJ)and the markers match pretty close. I was explained that brother's share DNA so we KNOW we at least descend from, Edmond, William or Thomas of billerica and Chelmsford,MA.
I do find it interesting that I found Mr Thomas Lennington, buying land from a person in my Chamberlain database., is this more than a coincidence?