Chamberlin, William a Presbyterian minister, was born at Newbury, Orange Co., Vt., Feb. 29, 1791. He attended the academy at Wilkesbarre, was licensed in 1817, and was very soon commissioned by the American Board as missionary to the Cherokees. In 1840 he entered the service of the Alton Presbytery. He was largely instrumental in forming many churches. His labors extended through all the counties bordering on the Mississippi, the Ohio, and the Wabash. He died March 14, 1849. See Norton, Hist. of the Presb. Church in Illinois.