Sarah Elizabeth Bredwell

20 March 1834–16 October 1917 (Age 83)
Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Bredwell was born on 20 March 1834, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, John Bredwell, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Thomas, was 36. She married John Henry Chamberlain on 22 June 1851, in Eddyville, Columbia Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Center Township, Smith, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 16 October 1917, in Lovilia, Monroe, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lovilia, Monroe, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Chamberlain
Sarah Elizabeth Bredwell
Marriage: 22 June 1851
Annas Chamberlain
Rachel Ann Chamberlain
Sarah Elizabeth Chamberlain
James Edward Chamberlain
Henry Zacharius Chamberlain
John Weedon Chamberlain
Otis Ylventon Chamberlain
Venta Chamberlain
Mennie J. Chamberlain
William J. Chamberlain
Ida Isabel Chamberlain
Infant Chamberlain
William L. Chamberlain

Spouse and Children

22 June 1851
Eddyville, Columbia Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John Bredwell


    Elizabeth Thomas




    Yelventon BREDWELL



    Edward John Bredwell






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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 2

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 23

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place called Brid(e)well, as for example Bridwell in Uffculme, Devon, or Bridewell Springs in Westbury, Wiltshire; both are named with Old English brȳd ‘surging’ or brȳd ‘bride’ + well(a) ‘spring’ (perhaps a spring associated with a fertility cult). There may be other places so called with different derivations, for example from Old English bridd ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ or from St. Bride ( see Kilbride ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Chamberlain in household of John Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Chamberlain in household of John Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Chamberlain in household of John Chamberlain, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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