James Chamberlain was born December 8,1796, in Pennsylvania, and settled in Ashland County in the year 1823. On June 22,1826 he was married to Sarah Peterson, who was born December 8,1806 by whom he had ten children: John, Mary, William, Josiah, Elizabeth J., James, Washington, H. Harrison, Weden, and Abraham. His first purchase of land was made when John Beebout was living. Both were members of the disciple church. He was one of the party who laid out the old roads that ran from Ashland to Norwalk. He was an industrious man and possessed of a good mind. A.N. Chamberlain, his, was born in this county October 15,1846. December 14,1867, he married Mary Stout, a daughter of one of Ashland’s pioneers, by whom he had two children: Tuly J., born January 16,1869, and Cloah A., born July 14,1871. He is a farmer of prominence and resides near the old homestead.
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