George Christopher Chamberlain

George Christopher Chamberlain
birth: 12 May 1816 in New York
death: 6 Nov 1899, Pike, Co., IN
burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, near Monroe City, Knox, IN

1st marriage: 13 Feb 1839, Knox Co., IN
Ophelia Cressa Stipe
birth: 1818, in Indiana to George Stipes and Mary Alton
death: 5 Jan 1862, in Palmyra Twp, Knox Co., IN
burial: Alton Cemetery, Palmyra Twp, Knox Co., IN

2nd marriage: about 1863
Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard
birth: 1833 to David B. Myers and Lucinda Downey
death: 1899
burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, near Monroe City, Knox, IN

Children of George Christopher Chamberlain and Ophelia Cressa Cripe:

  • Christopher Columbus Chamberlain, b. 1837, d. 1855
  • William J. Chamberlain, b. 1840, d, 1906, m. Charlotte Doane
  • George Joel Chamberlain, b. 1846, d. 1888, m. Sarah Ellen Harrell
  • Orisa Bossin Chamberlain, b. 1848, d. 1851
  • Cordelia Chamberlain, b. 1852, d. 1885
  • Anne E. Chamberlain, b. 1858, d. 1884, m. John W. Miles

Children of George Christopher Chamberlain and Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard:

  • Margaret Lucinda Chamberlain, b. 1864, d. 1938, m. William Clark Welton
  • George C. Chamberlain, b. 1866, d. 1908
  • Rosalie Chamberlain, b. 1870, d. 1889
  • Mary Summit, b. 1861, d. 1891, not a biological child of, but was raised by, George and Lucretia

George Christopher Chamberlain Lived In:

  • New York
  • Palmyra Township, Knox County, Indiana
  • Harrison Township, Knox County, Indiana
  • near Alford, Pike County, Indiana

Other Information:

As a young man, George Christopher Chamberlain, came to Knox Co., IN from New York, possibley Buffalo or Rochester. He started farming in Palmyra Township and later, perhaps after the death of Ophelia, bought a large farm in Harrison Twp.
After his marriage to Mrs. Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard, George Christopher Chamberlain bought a farm near Alford in Pike Co., IN.
His obituary stated he was well known in both Knox and Pike counties.
The family was mostly Republican in their political views. Many family members belonged to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Two of George Chamberlain’s sons served the Union in the Civil War; William in Company E, 44th Indiana Infantry and Joel in Company I, 31st Indiana Infantry.

Submitted by:
Dee Schlesser
Email: mama.dee@twc.com

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