Cornelia Chamberlain

about 1809–9 May 1878 (Age 69)
, Philadelphia, PA

The Life of Cornelia

Cornelia Chamberlain was born about 1809. She married Jacob Broom in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 9 May 1878, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 69.

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Jacob Broom
Cornelia Chamberlain
Hellen Elizabeth Broom
Clara G. Broome
James M. Broom
Cornelia Broom
Louisa Broom
Caroline Broom
Anna Broom

Spouse and Children

Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 3

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Cornelia Broom in household of Jacob Broom, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cornelia Broom in household of Jacob Broom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cornelia C. Broome, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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