Ebenezer Chamberlain

4 November 1767–
Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Chamberlain was born on 4 November 1767, in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abiel Chamberlain Sr., was 33 and his mother, Lois Whitney, was 28. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Ruth Chamberlain.

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Ebenezer Chamberlain
1767–
Ruth Chamberlain
1771–1821
Leonard Chamberlain
1796–
Emily Chamberlain
1798–
Sally Chamberlain
1800–

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 9

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

Age 9

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 33

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Chamberlain in entry for Leonard Chamberlain, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ebenezer Chamberlain, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ebenezer Chamberlain, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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