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Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots Record. Vol.1,p. Serial 6924; Volume: 14. Name: Joshua Chamberlin; Location: Pontiac MI 15.

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution. 17 Vols; Volume 3 Page 267: Chamberlin, Joshua, Richmond. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Joseph Ramond's and Capt. Ambrose Hill's Cos. (year not given); residence, Richmond; enlisted for town of Richmond; joined Capt. Miller's co., Col. Vose's regt.; enlistment, 3 years; reported mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by Trueman Wheeler, Muster Master; also, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co., Col. Joseph Vose's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 1780.

History of Oakland County: The fifth Revolutionary soldier's grave to be located and marked in Oak Hill cemetery, Pontiac, was that of Joshua Chamberlin. He enlisted April 3, 1777, at Richmond, Berkshire county, Massachusetts, serving as a private until April 3, 1780, in Captain Jeremiah Miller's company, Col. Vose's regiment of Massachusetts troops. He applied in 1818 for a pension, which was granted, he being a resident of Lewiston, Niagara County, New York. In 1820 he was a resident of Detroit and undoubtedly came to Pontiac with his sons, Joshua, Jr. and Dr. Olmstead Chamberlin, two years later. Dr. Chamberlin was one of the prominent business men of Pontiac a great many years. His father died February 20, 1827, aged sixty-seven years. Sarah, his wife died at Gorham, New York, August 14, 1814, aged forty-nine.

1790 Census, Chittendon County, Williston Twp, Vermont: Joshua Chamberlain. 2 male 16+ including head of house. Joshua, Head and ?. 2 males under 16. Brown and Joshua. 3 females. Wife Sarah and children Mercy and Sarah

1800 Census, Chittendon County, Richmond Twp, Vermont: Joshua Chamberlin 1 male under 10, (Joshua) 2 males 10 to 15 (Brown and ?) 1 male 16 to 25 (Olmstead) 1 male 26 to 44 (Head Joshua) 3 females under 10 (Almira, Phebe and Sarah) 1 female 16 to 25 (Mercy) 1 female 26 to 44 (Wife Sarah)

1810 Census, Chittenden County, Richmond Twp, Vermont: Joshua Chamberlin 1 male 10 to 15 (Joshua) 1 male 16 to 25 (Brown) 1 male 45+ (Head Joshua) 2 females 10 to 15 (Phebe and Almira) 1 female 16 to 25 (Sarah) 1 female 45+ (Wife Sarah).
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