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Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 18 Jan 2013 1:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to find the parents of my great-grandfather, William Chamberlain. He was born in Maine in about 1861. There are two possibilities in the census - one is the son of Aaron Chamberlain & Mary Frances Ordway of Castine, Hancock, Maine. I'm trying to find a probate record for Aaron Chamberlain, who died in 1917, in the hopes that it will mention his son William. Can anyone help?
Thanks!
Mary Chamberlain

Re: Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 8:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
many of the Maine Marriages included the parents names - to whom did he marry? & where?

Re: Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 8:18AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: CHAMBERLAINE, PETTINGALL
Name: Aaron Chamberlain
A MERCHANT
Gender: Male
Age: 78
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1838
Death Date: 9 Aug 1917
OF PNEUMONIA
Death Place: Castine
Registration Place: Castine, Hancock
BURIAL CAST[INE] SP?? MAINE
Father: William Chamberlain a Baker
Mother: Nancy Pettingail

Re: Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 8:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info on Aaron, but what I'm trying to find is a probate record that might mention his heirs. He had a son named William that was the right age to be my great-grandfather, but I have no evidence that they are one and the same. I am hoping that if there was a will - or probate record - it might mention what happened to his William.

Mary in MN

Re: Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 10:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
have you William's marriage applicatiom?

Have you Williams Death registration &/or Obit?

Re: Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 11:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
My William Chamberlain was married in 1883 in Anoka, Minnesota, to Elizabeth Milton. The information available on his marriage has no birthplace listed. His obit shows his birthplace as "Bengal" Maine - I think that's probably Bangor, Maine, as I can't find any trace of a town named Bengal, and other records say Bangor. There is nothing on his parents in either his obit or his death certificate, and none of his other descendants have any information either.

There are two William Chamberlains that are the right age in the 1870 Census - William, the son of Aaron Chamberlain of Castine, and William, who is living with the Whitmore family in Hudson. In over 30 years of trying, I haven't been able to document which one is my William.

For a variety of reasons, I think it's more likely to be the one living in Hudson, but I can't prove it. The family trees I've been able to find on Ancestry all show Aaron's son William with a birth year of 1861, but no death date. So I thought I'd see if I could find out what happened to him - and I'm hoping his father's will or probate record says something useful.

Mary

Re: Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 5:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
William Chamberlain of Castine appears to be the same who lived in Boothbay Harbor in 1900:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11775-60537-70?...

He was born May 1860, and married Alice A. Smith. The birth records of several of his children give William's birthplace as Castine:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-10049-44573-61?cc...

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-10049-45979-73?cc...

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-10049-44770-58?cc...

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-10049-43494-49?cc...

Re: Looking for probate record for Aaron Chamberlain

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 4:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you VERY much! That does seem to settle it - William Chamberlain from Castine is NOT my great-grandfather. My William was married to Elizabeth Milton and living in Minnesota by 1883.

Mary in MN
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