Martha Chamberlain

23 December 1747–9 August 1807 (Age 59)
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Chamberlain was born on 23 December 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 59, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Brigham
1745–1824
Martha Chamberlain
1747–1807
Marriage: 13 October 1768
Lieutenant Nathaniel Brigham
1769–1846
Edmund Trowbridge Brigham
1771–1858
Mercy Brigham
1773–1776
Prescott Brigham
1775–1776
David Brigham
1777–1780
Prescott Brigham
1780–1862
Martha Brigham
1782–1857
Mercy Brigham
1784–1867
David Brigham
1786–1843
Ebenezer Brigham
1789–1861
Luther Brigham
1791–1793

Spouse and Children

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

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 29
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 29
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 34
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of ancient 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, but is so widespread in late medieval England that it must sometimes have been used of people of more ordinary status, perhaps as a nickname for an officious or self-important person or for someone who played the role of chamberlain in a folk play, tableau, or ceremony. Compare Chancellor for a possible similar usage.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Chamberlin
    Chambers

    Sources (25)

    • Martha in entry for Nathaniel Brigham, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Martha Chamberlin in entry for Mrs. Mercy B. Rider, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Martha Chamberlain, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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