Looking for ancestors of my Grandfather Asher W Chamberlain who lived in Camden, NJ and was born in Frankford, Delaware?

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from what I hear, he was a Tugboat Captain on the Delaware River and died in 1944.
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Name: Asher Ward Chamberlain
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Delaware Township, Camden, New Jersey
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 15 Jun 1885
Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of New Jersey


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Thank You, this looks correct.
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Use the free search tool at https://familysearch.org/ and plug in the names/dates/locations for more on these famililes. Asher W was the son of Asher Curtis and Mary Long Chamberlain. Their parents - his grandparents - and siblings - aunts/uncles etc. can be be found in census data below. His father was a Ship Carpenter, his brother was listed as a Sea Captain. Many more records are listed on that site for the individuals in these families.

U S Census, 1900 ED 89 Dagsboro Hundred , Frankford, Dagsboro, Millsboro towns, Sussex, DE

Citing this Record "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M31T-S1D

Head Mary A Chamerlin F 39 Jan 1861 Delaware Widow

Son Asher W Chamerlin M 15 Delaware

Daughter Virginna H Chamerlin F 12 Delaware

Son David J Chamerlin M 10 Delaware

Son Narwood Chamerlin M 3 Delaware

Daughter Mirian Chamerlin F 1 Delaware


Delaware, State Birth Records, 1861-1922

Citing this Record "Delaware, State Birth Records, 1861-1922," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLJP-DB5

Sallie A Chamberlain

Birth 01 Jul 1879 Frankford, Sussex, Delaware

Female White

Father Asher Curtis Chamberlain

Mother Mary Ann Long


Citing this Record "Delaware, State Birth Records, 1861-1922," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVS-7TG

Miriam Chamberlain

Birth 19 Sep 1899 Frankford, Sussex, Delaware

Female White

Father Asher Curtis Chamberlain Age 47 Birthplace Frankford, DE Carpenter

Mother Mary Anne Long Age 38 Birthplace Frankford, DE Housewife 7 children 6 living

Reported by Virginia Chamberlain Peters  sister


This page has the 1860 Census with Asher C living with George b 1813 and Lydia b. 1813 DE



This page below has many more records on Asher Curtis and Mary Long Chamberlain. In 1870 Asher C is living with the Long family included Mary, her parents and siblings.


This page has records on George and Lydia Chamberlain



by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (740k points)
Thank You, It's a start but I found no Asher W.

I thought you were looking for his ancestors in shipping - are you looking for his descendants -  Asher W son of Asher C has a son Asher W?

U S Census, 1920  Philadelphia, PA

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXMK-YG5

SELF  Asher W Chamberlain  M 34y DE

WIFE  Emma F Chamberlain F 29y GER

SON  Asher W Chamberlain M 11m PA

 Nadecai Hudson M 24y Delaware


U S  Census, 1930  Delaware, Camden, NJ

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X481-H3P

Head  Asher W Chamberlain  M 44 DE

Wife  Emma F Chamberlain F 39 Ger

Son  Asher W Chamberlain M 11 PA

Son  Seth C Chamberlain M 9 PA

Dau  Emma F Chamberlain F 6 NJ


US Census, 1940 Delaware Township, Camden, NJ

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K458-Y3B

Head  Asher Chamberlin  M 55 DE

Wife  Emma Chamberlin F 49 Ger

Son  Asher Chamberlin M 21 NJ

Dau  Seth Chamberlin F 19 NJ

Dau  Emma Chamberlin F 16 NJ

sorry, you had it right the first time!  I screwed up with names.  I now see Asher Ws father, Asher C., wasn't in later census because he died and now the widow Mary makes sense.  Hard to believe my Maternal Great grandfather married a Long...my Paternal surname.  This research is giving me a headache.  THANK YOU for all your info, I am grateful!!!  I gotta take my meds...;~))
Well now you have a lot to sort out!!  take an extra aspirin.
will du

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