Joseph Folten Chamberlin

13 May 1812–18 April 1879 (Age 66)
Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Folten

When Joseph Folten Chamberlin was born on 13 May 1812, in Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, his father, James Woodmansee Chamberlin, was 37 and his mother, Rebecca Rulon, was 34. He married Amy Wilbert on 19 October 1835, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Marlboro, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1850. He died on 18 April 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Folten Chamberlin
Amy Wilbert
Marriage: 19 October 1835
Hyrum Chamberlin
Catherine Chamberlain
John Wilbert Chamberlin
Althea Chamberlin
Rebecca Wilbert Chamberlin
James Thomas Chamberlin
William Henry Chamberlin
Sarah Elizabeth Chamberlin
Joseph Fillmore Chamberlin
Mary Chamberlin
Rueben Chamberlin
Theodore McKean Chamberlin
Emma Josephine Chamberlin

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  • Marriage
    19 October 1835Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    Age 8
    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 18
    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: variant of Chamberlain .French: occupational name for an official in charge of the private chambers of his master, from Old French chamberlenc ‘chamberlain’. See also Chamberlain and compare above.

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

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    Joseph Chamberlin

    (as prepared by David C. Chamberlin, Sr.) (see bibliographies listed in documents) Joseph Chamberlin apparently displayed his financial acumen at an early age and soon established himself as the busi …

    Sources (97)

    • Joseph Chamberlain in entry for Emma Josephine Johnson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph in entry for Josh F Chamberlain, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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