Alonzo Chamberlin

16 January 1817–27 April 1907 (Age 90)
Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Alonzo

When Alonzo Chamberlin was born on 16 January 1817, in Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, David Chamberlain, was 41 and his mother, Sarah West, was 41. He married Elizabeth Piper in 1871, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 27 April 1907, in Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90.

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Alonzo Chamberlin
Elizabeth Piper
Marriage: 1871
Henry Chamberlin
Walter Scott Chamberlin

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United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 French: occupational name for an official in charge of the private chambers of his master, Old French chamberlenc. See also Chamberlain .2 English: variant of Chamberlain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alonzo Chamberlin in household of David Chamberlin, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Alonzo Chamberlin in household of David Chamberlin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Biographical Review containing Life sketches of Leading Citizens of Somerset County PA

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