Chamberlain family.

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Mellen Chamberlain was born to William and Jenny E. Chamberlain on June 17, 1795. He grew up in Peacham, Vermont, with his six siblings. He attended Dartmouth College from 1814-1816, studying law. Although he had studied law, Mellen Chamberlain made his living as a businessman and acted as an agent for E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. In 1838, Mellen embarked on a business trip to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East to demonstrate the newly invented telegraph. On May 14, 1839, while on this tour, Mellen drowned in the Danube River, leaving behind his wife and daughter, Katherine.

William Chamberlain, Jr. was born in Peacham, Vermont on May 24, 1797. William graduated from Dartmouth College in 1818 and taught in Moor's Charity School from 1818 to 1819. He then read law with Daniel Webster for the next year and was appointed as Professor of Latin and Greek at Dartmouth College in 1820. He married Sarah L. Gilman of Wells, Maine in July, 1823. They had three children. He died July 16, 1830, in Peacham, Vermont.

From the description of Series II : second generation, 1813-1886. (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 50906878

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associatedWith Carter, Lawson, 1793-1868. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, Abigail, 1786-1861. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, Ezra Carter, 1799-1877. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, Mellen, 1795-1839. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, Sarah Gilman, 1800-1848. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, William, 1755-1828. person
associatedWith Chamberlain, William, Jr., 1797-1830. person
associatedWith Dartmouth College. corporateBody
associatedWith E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) corporateBody
associatedWith Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. person
associatedWith Shedd, Josiah, 1781-1851. person
associatedWith Shedd, Lydia Chamberlain, 1790-1862. person
associatedWith Strong family. family
associatedWith Strong, Jane Chamberlain, 1792-1842. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina
Peacham (Vt.)


Active 1813

Active 1886

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