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Chamberlin Cemetery ~ Catherine Chamberlin ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Catherine Chamberlin
MAIDEN NAME: Viles AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 20 Feb 1806 DIED: 20 Oct 1883 BURIED:  (Chamberlin Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  New Jersey
1850 OR CENSUS -Catharine Chamberlain [Chamberlin], age 43, is enumerated with husband Aaron, age 39, occupation farmer, b. New York, along with Joseph, age 18, b. Michigan, Sarah A., age 13, b. Michigan, and Aaron, age 8, b. Missouri.
1860 OR CENSUS - Catherine Chamberlain [Chamberlin], age 53, b. New Jersey, is enumerated with Aaron, age 49, occupation farmer, b. New York, along with A. L., age 17, male, farmer, b. Missouri, and Enoch, age 9, b. Oregon.
1870 OR CENSUS - Catherine Chamberlin, age 63, b. New Jersey, is enumerated with Enoch Chamberlin, age 18, occupation farmer, b. Oregon. 
1880 OR CENSUS - Catharine Chamberlin, age 74, b. New Jersey, is enumeraged with son, E., age 28, occupation farming, b. Oregon.
From a Biographical Sketch of a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth (Chamberlin) Stump:
"The father of Mrs. Stump, Aaron Chamberlin, was born in New York, July 4, 1809, and removed to Michigan with his parents when a young man, his father having settled near Detroit. On attaining his majority he married Catherine Viles, a native of New Jersey, and after a time spent in Iowa, they removed to Missouri, locating near St. Joseph. This city was in the pathway of the western emigrants, and it was only a short time until Mr. Chamberlin was imbued with the idea of the advantages and opportunities of the west, and after two and a half years they joined an emigrant train drawn by oxen, and started upon their journey. During the six months before they reached Oregon City their greatest difficulty lay in their limited provisions, but without other incident they arrived at their destination a week before Christmas, having left their home May 10. As soon as the donation land act went into effect, Mr. Chamberlin at once took up a donation claim of six hundred and forty acres, located south of Luckiamute, Polk county, upon which he remained until 1868, making a success of his western venture. In the last named year he went to Sonora, Mexico, to visit a son, and while there he was taken ill with the fever and died, March 4, 1869, in his sixty-first year. His wife died on the home place in Oregon October 20, 1883. She was the mother of six children, four of whom are now living, two daughters and four sons, Joseph Chamberlin, Catherine, Ann, and Enoch, the third being Catherine, who was born in Michigan, near Detroit, February 23, 1835."
PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD of the WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON, Chicago, Chapman Pub. Co., 1903, pg 715
Gone But Not Forgotten
Feb. 20, 1806
Oct. 20, 1883
Those that knew ber best,
Loved her most
Branigar Survey
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1850 OR TERR CENSUS (Polk County, FA #52)
1860 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Lane, FA #674)
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Monmouth, pg 19)
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Buena Vista & Luckiamute, ED 107, pg D12)

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