Abigail Chamberlain

8 July 1763–
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Chamberlain was born on 8 July 1763, in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Chamberlain, was 52 and her mother, Elizabeth Cram, was 44. She lived in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1763.

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Jonathan Chamberlain
Elizabeth Cram
Elizabeth Chamberlain
Jonathan Chamberlin Jr.
Samuel Chamberlain
Captain Samuel Chamberlain
Olive Chamberlain
Sarah Chamberlain
Molly Chamberlain
John Chamberlain
Abigail Chamberlin
Abigail Chamberlain

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Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""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 18

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 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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  • Abigal Chamberlin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abigal Chamberlin, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abigal Chamberlin, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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