Rebecca Chamberlain

about 1769–18 February 1806 (Age 37)
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Chamberlain was born about 1769, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Chamberlain II, was 22 and her mother, Lydia Wilson, was 31. She married Eliot Beckwith on 15 February 1792, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 18 February 1806, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 37.

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Eliot Beckwith
1762–1814
Rebecca Chamberlain
1769–1806
Marriage: 15 February 1792
Fanny Beckwith
1799–1883

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1792Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 7
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 7
    """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 12
    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 (9)

    • Rebecca Chamberlin, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Chamberlain - Published information: death: 18 February 1806; Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    • Rebecca Chamberlin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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