Selected Families and Individuals


John Chamberlain [Parents] was born about 1650. He married Deborah Jaes.

Deborah Jaes.Deborah married John Chamberlain.

They had the following children:

  M i John Chamberlain

William Chamberlain was born about 1620. He died in 1706. He married Rebecca.

Born in Woburn?

Rebecca died in 1692. She married William Chamberlain.

Died at Prison at Cambridge Massachusetts

From Chuck Burns:
Rebecca died in Cambridge prison in September of 1692 awaiting trial, just as the note says – the official charge was “Mischief”, which many have assumed meant witchcraft. There is a rumor going around the family that we are related to Rebecca Nurse, but it is Rebecca Addington Chamberlain instead.
William and Rebecca lived in Billerica, Mass. The following reference may or not be of interest to you: v ELEAZER, b. say 1645; m. by 1670 when first child is born Rebecca Addington, daughter of Isaac and Anne (Leverett) Addington (she was his widow on 4 November 1679 and their only son was named Addington [ SCC 1105]).

They had the following children:

  M i John Chamberlain

Samuel Gould.Samuel married Mehitable Barrett.

Mehitable Barrett.Mehitable married Samuel Gould.

They had the following children:

  F i Margaret Gould

John Chamberlain [Parents] was born on 28 Mar 1714 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He married Frances Clark on 18 May 1758.

Frances Clark.Frances married John Chamberlain on 18 May 1758.


Samuel Chamberlain [Parents] was born on 22 Apr 1719 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He married Lydia Simmonds in 1758.

Lydia Simmonds.Lydia married Samuel Chamberlain in 1758.


Samuel Downing [Parents] was born on 10 May 1800 in Ellsworth, , New Hampshire. He died on 2 Oct 1861. He married Rachel Hill on 10 May 1820 in Ellsworth, , New Hampshire.

Rachel Hill [Parents] was born on 18 Jul 1800 in Ellsworth, , New Hampshire. She died on 19 Jan 1883. She married Samuel Downing on 10 May 1820 in Ellsworth, , New Hampshire.

They had the following children:

  M i Alfred George Downing

Jonathan Tewksburg Downing was born on 10 Oct 1769. He died on 5 Jan 1849 in Ellsworth, , New Hampshire. He married Sarah Avery in 1793.

Sarah Avery was born on 16 Aug 1767 in Gilmanton, , New Hampshire. She married Jonathan Tewksburg Downing in 1793.

They had the following children:

  F i Dolly Downing was born on 10 Jun 1795 in Ellsworth, , New Hampshire.
  M ii Jonathan Downing Jr.
  F iii Hannah Downing was born on 5 Jan 1798.
  M iv Samuel Downing
  F v Sarah Downing was born on 1 Jan 1802.
  M vi David Downing was born on 29 Oct 1803.
  M vii Moses Downing was born on 15 May 1805.
  M viii James Downing was born on 27 Nov 1806.
  M ix George Downing was born on 18 Jun 1808.
  F x Zilpha Downing was born on 23 May 1810.
  M xi Abraham Downing was born on 25 Apr 1812.

Jasper Hill.

He had the following children:

  F i Rachel Hill

Irad Stillman Downing [Parents] was born on 22 Aug 1854 in Ellsworth, , New Hampshire. He died on 8 Jul 1937. He was buried in Rumney, , New Hampshire. He married Jennie G Avery on 26 Dec 1878.

Jennie G Avery [Parents] was born in 1863. She married Irad Stillman Downing on 26 Dec 1878.


Gilman Avery.Gilman married Lydia Chase.

Lydia Chase.Lydia married Gilman Avery.

They had the following children:

  F i Jennie G Avery

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