Martha Chamberlain

1747–9 August 1807 (Age 60)
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Martha

When Martha Chamberlain was born in 1747, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Chamberlain, was 43 and her mother, Mary Trowbridge, was 32. She married David Brigham on 13 October 1768, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 9 August 1807, at the age of 60.

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David Brigham
Martha Chamberlain
Marriage: 13 October 1768
Lieutenant Nathaniel Brigham
Edmund Trowbridge Brigham
Mercy Brigham
Prescott Brigham
David Brigham
Prescott Brigham
Martha Brigham
Mercy Brigham
David Brigham
Ebenezer Brigham
Luther Brigham

Spouse and Children

13 October 1768
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Name Meaning

English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of Germanic origin, from kamer ‘chamber’, ‘room’, Latin camera ( see Chambers ) + the diminutive suffix -(l)ing). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha in entry for Prescott Brigham, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Martha Chamberlin in entry for Mrs. Mercy B. Rider, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Mercy Brigham in entry for Edmund T. Brigham, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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