First Generation

1. George Metcalf1 Chamberlin was born in Massachusetts September 1827. George died 1909 in Cayuga Co, New York, at 81 years of age. buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery

He married Sarah Jane Higgins 1865. Sarah was born New York 1828. Sarah(574) was the daughter of Jonathan Reading Higgins and Rhoda Godown. Sarah died 1898 in Cayuga Co, New York, at 70 years of age. buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery In the 1870 census Elbridge, Onondaga Co, NY, George (age 40) is recorded with Charles (age 35), Mary (age 35), Jane (age 28), John (age 4), and Alice (age 9). George is a farmer born in New Jersey.

In the 1880 census Elbridge, Onondaga Co, NY, George (age 53) is recorded with Sarah (age 52), Daughters Alice (age 19), Mary (age 7), son John (age 16), laborer Fred Downer (age 22) and sister-in-law Mary Higgins (age 60). George is a farmer born in Mass.

In the 1900 census Elbridge, Onondaga Co, NY, George (age 72) is recorded with daughters Alice (age 39) and Mary (age 26). George is noted as being widowed and married for 35 years.

George Metcalf Chamberlin and Sarah Jane Higgins had the following children:

child 2 i. Alice A2 Chamberlin was born New York March 1861.

child 3 ii. John R Chamberlin was born in Elbridge, Onondaga Co, NY September 15, 1863. John died May 6, 1936 in Elbridge, Onondaga Co, NY, at 72 years of age. Syracuse, New York The Herald newspaper Thursday, May 7, 1936 Page 12, Columns 5 and 6

John R. Chamberlain Rites To be Conducted Saturday

The funeral of John R. Chamberlin, Sr., 72, former president of the Onondaga Board of Supervisors, who died at his home in Elbridge Wednesday night, will be conducted from the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. O. E. Hess, pastor of Elbridge Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Elbridge. Mr. Chamberlin had been in failing health several years. He served as supervisor from the Town of Elbridge 16 years and during his last eight years was president of the board. On Sept. 4, 1923, he resigned to become a candidate for county superintendent of the poor, but was defeated. Born on a farm near Elbridge, the son of George and Sarah Higgins Chamberlin, Mr. Chamberlin entered politics in the early years of this century when he was elected assessor of the Town of Elbridge. He served two terms in that office. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Hill Chamberlin; two sons, George and John R. Chamberlin; two daughters, Miss Louise A. Chamberlin of Elbridge and Mrs. Harry E. Paddock of Rochester; a sister, Miss Mary Chamberlin of Elbridge and eight grandchildren.

child 4 iii. Mary A Chamberlin was born New York June 1873.

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