Sarah Chamberlain

Female Abt 1749 - 1829  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Sarah Chamberlain 
    Born Abt 1749 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Feb 1829  Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Under The Hill Cemetery, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I50514  Wyman
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2020 

    Family Jacob Estey Click to preview: Jacob Estey,   b. 10 Aug 1744, , , Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1829, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Bef 1773  [3, 4
    • Marriage is not listed in vital records in Royalston, MA under Estey or Chamberlain. I have listed before 1773 as their first child Isaac Estey was born April 7, 1773.
    Children 
     1. Isaac Estey Click to preview: Isaac Estey,   b. 7 Apr 1773, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1834, Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Sarah Estey Click to preview: Sarah Estey,   b. 21 Mar 1780, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     3. Israel Estey Click to preview: Israel Estey,   b. 3 Feb 1782, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Estey Click to preview: John Estey,   b. 16 Mar 1784, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1785, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Joseph Estey Click to preview: Joseph Estey,   b. 16 Sep 1786, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1795, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     6. Polley Estey Click to preview: Polley Estey,   b. 10 Feb 1789, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F18105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Feb 1829 - Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dates and information from Samuel Towne Web Site: www.myfamilyhistory.com/Towne/index.htm

      From the book, Royalston Memorial 1865 by Hon. A. H. Bullock on page 121: "Dea. Isaac Esty, settled the first place west of the common, near the foot of Jacob's hill, so called. He was one of the eight persons who "embodied" with the 1st Baptist Church of Royalston, 1768, and became its first deacon; was a man of considerable property and a highly respected citizen. His aged Mother came to town with him; rode in a chaise, which it required several men to steady and help over the obstructions of the way. She was the first adult female that died in Roaylston. Dea. Jacob Esty succeeded his father upon the farm and in the deaconship. He m. Sarah, daughter of Simeon Chamberlain; d. 1829 ae. 86, his wife, the same year, ae. 80. He was succeeded by Capt. Joseph Jacobs, from Athol, who m. Sarah Bragg, and who, planted the avenue of maples that adorn the hill, and shade the road above this ancient house. After his death the place was held by the family; but has now lately been sold by John W. Green, who m. Olive, D., of Capt. Jacobs. Neither the Esty, nor the Captain's name is now upheld in town, by their descendants; but the Jacobs' Hill remains a fixture among us; and the long lines of maples flourish and mark the landscape from afar."

      From "The History of the Town of Royalston" by Caswell 1917 Page 329:
      Jacob Estey, son of Isaac and Sarah (Gould) Estey was born Aug. 10, 1744; he came to Roaylston with his father, and inherited the homestead and also succeeded his father as deacon of the Baptist Church. He was a man of importance in town affairs, serving on the board of selectmen for several years, also assessor and school committee, and was on many important committees. He married Sarah Chamberlain. They both died in 1829, aged respectively eighty-five and eighty years. The children of Jacob and Sarah (Chamberlain) Estey were: Isaac, Sarah, Israel, John, Joseph and Polley."

      This article continues telling about his son Isaac Estey and this Isaac's son Jacob Estey.

      THe name of Chamberlain does not appear in birth records until 1795 and no children of Simeon Chamberlain are in the Royalston Vital Records under birth.

      From the book on "Reflections of Royalston" by Hubert Carlton Bartlett published in 1927 on page 119 related to the Baptist Church: "On May 5, 1768 there were 8 (people) ready to associate themselves, and what has since been known as the "West Royalston Baptist Church" was "embodied," with the following members: Isaac Estey, Thomas Chamberlain, Jr. Elisha Rich, Asa Jones, Jacob Estey, John Chamberlain, Sarah Estey, Charity Chamberlain. A month later Thomas Chamberlain, Simeon Chamberlain, Lois Chamberlain and Mary Marsh, and soon after that, Naphtali Streeter and Moore, joined the pioneers, making a membership of 14, which has gradually increased, so that at the end of a century 600 different names had appeared on the membership rolls."

      Note: There are 3 Estey?s listed amongst the 8 original members. Their names are father Isaac Estey and son Jacob Estey. The Sarah Estey listed is most likely Isaac?s wife Sarah (Gould) Estey. Their daughter Sarah married Timothy Richardson, Jr. Dec. 31, 1767. The Baptist church was founded May 5, 1768. Timothy Richardson?s parents Timothy Richardson and Alice Richardson were founding members of the ?Church of Christ of Royalston? that later became known as the First Congregational Church of Royalston. It is logical that Timothy and Sarah (Estey) Richardson (Isaac?s daughter) were attending the ?Church of Christ of Royalston? rather than the ?West Royalston Baptist Church.? There is no Hepisbeth listed in the membership.

  • Sources 
    1. [S501] Royalston Memorial 1865, Hon. A. H. Bullock of Worcester, MA, (Name: Winchendon: Printed by Frank W. Ward 1865;), Page 121 (Reliability: 3).
      Jacob Estey married Sarah Chamberlian; d. 1829 ae. 86, his wife, the same year, ae. 80.

    2. [S471] Vital Records Royalston, Massachusetts to the year 1849, (Name: Worcester, MA Published by Franklin P. Rice. 1906;), Page 172 (Reliability: 3).
      ESTEY, Sarah, w. Jacob, Feb. 2, 1829, a. 80. G. S. 4.

    3. [S498] History of the Town of Royalston, Massachusetts, Lilly B. Caswell, (Name: Pbulished by the Town of Royalston, 1917;), Page 329 (Reliability: 3).
      From "The History of the Town of Royalston" by Caswell 1917:
      Jacob Estey, son of Isaac and Sarah (Gould) Estey was born Aug. 10, 1744; he came to Roaylston with his father, and inherited the homestead and also succeeded his father as deacon of the Baptist Church. He was a man of importance in town affairs, serving on the board of selectmen for several years, also assessor and school committee, and was on many important committees. He married Sarah Chamberlain. They both died in 1829, aged respectively eighty-five and eighty years. The children of Jacob and Sarah (Chamberlain) Estey were: Isaac, Sarah, Israel, John, Joseph and Polley."
      Lilly B. Caswell, The History of the Town of Royalston, Massachusetts, Pbulished by the Town of Royalston, 1917, Page 329, From "The History of the Town of Royalston" by Caswell 1917: Jacob Estey, son of Isaac and Sarah (Gould) Estey was born Aug. 10, 1744; he came to Roaylston with his father, and inherited the homestead and also succeeded his father as deacon of the Baptist Church. He was a man of importance in town affairs, serving on the board of selectmen for several years, also assessor and school committee, and was on many important committees. He married Sarah Chamberlain. They both died in 1829, aged respectively eighty-five and eighty years. The children of Jacob and Sarah (Chamberlain) Estey were: Isaac, Sarah, Israel, John, Joseph and Polley."

    4. [S501] Royalston Memorial 1865, Hon. A. H. Bullock of Worcester, MA, (Name: Winchendon: Printed by Frank W. Ward 1865;), Page 121 (Reliability: 3).
      Dea. Jacob Esty succeeded his father upon the farm and in the deaconship. He m. Sarah, D. of Simeon Chamberlain; d. 1829 ae. 86, his wife, the same year, ae. 80.