Sunday, April 5, 2009

Chamberlain Family Tree

It happens every year about this time. The weather gets nicer (well, for a day or two) and people start thinking about vacations and visiting their ancestor's hometowns. I have been busy working with some folks doing just that. The Chamberlain family name has been in Scipio from early days, and I have found ties to several other families, including Schenck, Bliss, Post, Truesdell, and Bush - yes like the former Presidents. So I have spent some time at our Records Retention Office, the Cayuga County Historian's Office, and with the old Town meeting and town assessment records in an effort to help verify relationships back to Abner Chamberlain, a Revolutionary War veteran from Vermont who lived out his days in Scipio and Springport.
First up is to construct a family tree. I use Family Tree Maker software so I can add photos, comments, and facts about each family member then print a tree. This lets me see what is missing and who I need to concentrate on.


Johns Hopkins University said...

Is Tamara Chamberlain, (b 1784 Scipio, m John Bloomer 1811) mother of Dexter Chamberlain Bloomer (who inter married Amelia Jenks Bloomer, first woman to have her own newspaper 1849, Seneca Falls) in your family tree?

Pamela L. Poulin, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
The Johns Hopkins University's
Peabody Conservatory of Music

~Soprano Soloist, Historian & Actress~

First Person Portrayer of NYS Suffragists-Abolitionists:
Matilda Joslyn Gage (completed the 19th C women's rights triumvirate with Stanton & Anthony)
Amelia Jenks Bloomer (of Seneca Falls; 1st woman to own a newspaper)

Sandie Stoker Gilliland said...

No, she is not. I would love to find a link to show otherwise!