Martha Chamberlain

Female23 December 1747–9 August 1807

Brief Life History 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 6 April 1768, in Westborough, 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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David Brigham
Martha Chamberlain
Marriage: 6 April 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

Sources (28)

  • Martha Chamberlin, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martha Chamberlain, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Martha Chamberlain Brigham, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    6 April 1768Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (6)


    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.

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