Carey was commissioned a first lieutenant of field artillery in the U.S. Army during World War I. The war ended before he was shipped out and at that time he was serving as an instructor in gunnery and service firing at the Field Artillery Centre at Camp McClellan. After the war, he joined Lockwood, Greene & Co., Engineers in their Montreal office. In 1922, he entered the bond business with the Old Colony Corporation (later, The First Boston Corporation). He next went to work as an associate with Townsend, Anthony & Tyson, a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. In 1942 he returned to investment banking in the Boston office of Blyth & Company until his retirement at the end of 1961. He and his wife spent their summers at Chocorua, Carroll County, New Hampshire.
Carey and Hattie lived on Park Street at Main Street and later at 17 Prospect in Ashtabula where he had a successful shoe store for 13 years. After the death of his daughter in 1888, and due to Carey's poor health, they moved to Denver, Colorado.
Carey was Assistant Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Denver (lived at 1833 Stout Street), Assistant Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Boston (lived at 90 & 92 Huntington Avenue), Pastor of the Baptist Church of Hudson, Massachusetts (lived on Church Street), Pastor of the Dorchester Temple at Boston (1896-1901) [lived at 17 Harley Street and 70 Welles Avenue], Pastor of the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church at Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio (lived at 2022 Collingwood Avenue) and Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts (1906-1931) [lived at 73 Lathrop Street and then 53 Lathrop Street]. He received a Doctor of Divinity from Colby College.
Carey retired in 1931. He died of appendicitis on 8-23-1932 in the Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts and was buried on 8-26 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Hattie died of a stroke on 9-19-1933, in Beverly and was also buried in Painesville.
A member of the "Squirrel Hunters" for 3 months during the Civil War. During that time, he was on a gunboat, the New York, patrolling the Ohio River in defense of Cincinnati. He went into the clothing business and established I.C. Chamberlin Clothing (later I.C. Chamberlin & Sons) on N. Broadway in Geneva, opening on 4-1-1864. A new store was built on N. Broadway in 1882, but was largely destroyed by fire in 1892 and had to be completely rebuilt. The building still has the name "Chamberlin" cut into the cowling at the top.
There is some uncertainty about how David spelled his last name. In an 1811 schoolbook, he wrote his name as "Chamberlin", but when he later married, his wife was listed as "Elizabeth Chamberlain" in the church book.
An 1919 family tree by Alfred Chamberlain of Rothwell says that John was "From Overstone (near?) Northampton, died March 21 1845 buried Congregational Burying Ground, Rothwell". This matches with the information from the gravestone, save for a few days' discrepancy in the date.
The 1841 census shows John (a "shoeman") and Alice, both 65, living in Rothwell with son Samuel (40), daughter-in-law Alice (45), granddaughters Ann (15), Clara (11). That would put his birth year at about 1776, and an age of 21 at the time of his wedding, which seems more plausible than 31. However, an 1845 death certificate shows John Chamberlain died March 24 1845, age 79, a weaver. This contradicts the occupation and age of John as determined by the census. It may be there were two John Chamberlains in Rothwell at the time, or else some data is incorrect.
John Chamberlayne is the last Chamberlin ancestor whose existence and relation is directly supported by family information.
Samuel Chamberlain and Jane Linnell were married July 1, 1771 in the parish of Poddington, Bedfordshire, about 10 miles away. The marriage is referenced in the registers of St. Seplechre Northampton as well. Their son John was baptised on November 11 of the same year. Moulton parish records show that Samuel drowned and was buried June 19, 1772. Perhaps Jane and her infant son then relocated to Rothwell, some 15 miles away, to be closer to other relatives. Or perhaps they remained in Moulton, and John went to Rothwell as an adult when he married.
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