Thomas Taylor Chamberlain

21 February 1810–9 December 1891 (Age 81)
Queniborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Taylor

When Thomas Taylor Chamberlain was born on 21 February 1810, in Queniborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Chamberlain, was 24 and his mother, Mary Taylor, was 26. He married Elizabeth Jackson on 21 November 1836, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 9 December 1891, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Taylor Chamberlain
1810–1891
Elizabeth Jackson
1807–1891
Marriage: 21 November 1836
William Henry Chamberlain
1838–1859
Richard Thomas Chamberlain
1839–1928
John Marvin Chamberlain
1844–1930

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1836Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 2
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 22
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of ancient 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, but is so widespread in late medieval England that it must sometimes have been used of people of more ordinary status, perhaps as a nickname for an officious or self-important person or for someone who played the role of chamberlain in a folk play, tableau, or ceremony. Compare Chancellor for a possible similar usage.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Chamberlin
    Chambers

    Sources (29)

    • Thomas Chamberlain, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Thos in entry for Wm Chamberlain, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Thos T Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1880"

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