Elizabeth Chamberlain

11 August 1820–
West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Chamberlain was born on 11 August 1820, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of Lewis Chamberlain and Susannah. She married Joel Smith Hastings on 26 June 1839. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ixonia, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States in 1860.

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Joel Smith Hastings
Elizabeth Chamberlain
Marriage: 26 June 1839
Ellen Maria Hastings
Olive Amelia Hastings
Lewis Jasper Hastings
James L Hastings

Spouse and Children

26 June 1839


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Chamberlain






World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 34

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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 (2)

  • Elizabeth Hastings in household of J I Hastings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Chamberlain in entry for Myron E Hardendorf and Olive A Hastings Duerden, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935"

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