Chamberlain, William (1755-1828), a Representative from Vermont; born in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Mass., April 27, 1755; attended the common schools; moved with his father to Loudon, N.H., in 1774; served as a sergeant during the Revolutionary War; engaged in land surveying and farming; moved to Peacham, Vt., in 1780; clerk of the proprietors of the town the same year; town clerk 1785-1797; town representative twelve years; member of the State house of representatives 1785, 1787-1796, 1805, and 1808; justice of the peace 1786-1796; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1791; brigadier general of State militia in 1794; major general in 1799; assistant judge of Orange County in 1795 and chief judge of Caledonia County 1796-1803; secretary of the board of trustees of the Caledonia County Grammar School 1795-1812, and president 1813-1828; State councilor 1796-1803; Federalist presidential elector in 1800; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); reelected to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); Lieutenant Governor of Vermont 1813-1815; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1814; died in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt., September 27, 1828, interment in Peacham Cemetery.
Parents: Samuel Chamberlain, Martha Mellen
Spouse: Jane Eastman
Born: 12 Sep 1762
Died: 23 Oct 1830 in Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont
Marriage: 15 Mar 1781
Children Sex Birth
Elizabeth Chamberlain F 2 Sep 1783
Abigail Chamberlain F 14 Nov 1786
Lydia Chamberlain F 18 Apr 1790
Jane Chamberlain F 17 Jun 1792 in Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont
Mellen Chamberlain M 17 Jun 1793 in Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont
William Chamberlain M 24 May 1797 in Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont
Ezra Carter Chamberlain M 17 Oct 1799 in Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont
Joseph Chamberlain M 21 Dec 1801

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