Rebecca Chamberlain1

d. 9 July 1821
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
     Rebecca Chamberlain married Reverend Elijah Fletcher of Hopkinton, son of Timothy Fletcher and Bridget Richardson, on 24 May 1773 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Rebecca died on 9 July 1821.2
     Rebecca and Elijah Fletcher had nine children. Their daughter Grace was the first wife of Daniel Webster with whom she had five children.3


  1. [S162] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1915), 164.
  2. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, Comprising a Full History and Genealogy of the Posterity of the Three Brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel, and Thomas Richardson, Who Came from England, and United with Others in the Foundation of Woburn, Massachusetts, in the Year 1641, of John Richardson, of Medfield, 1679, of Amos Richardson, of Boston, 1640, of Edward and William Richardson, of Newbury, 1643, with Notices of Richardsons in England and Elsewhere (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston & Co., 1876), 110.
  3. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, 111.