The Story of Harry Chauncey Chamberlin at Windsor Ranch
by Alice Calkins Geron
The story of the Chamberlin family is typical of the period in Texas history when immigrants from the East were flooding into the new state as farmers, entrepreneurs, and exploiters to take advantage of its rapid expansion and development. The five siblings from Vermont came, one by one, between 1840 and 1882 and settled in the central part of the state. In Belton, lawyer David Tolles Chamberlin established the first bank in Central Texas and later was one of the men who built the Suspension Bridge in Waco.
R.M. Chamberlin spent twenty years in San Francisco and the Napa Valley before moving to Waco to become one of the first land developers in the area. Don joined his brother in Belton and enlisted in a Texas Ranger company to chase Indians in Coryell, Lampasas, and Hamilton counties. Frances married a Baylor professor and established a private academy in Waco. Harvey was a lawyer and farmer in Belton, Waco, and finally in San Angelo.
Alice Geron has traced the family roots from England to Vermont to Texas, then concentrated on the early life of her grandfather, Harry Chauncey Chamberlin, and the establishment of his Windsor Ranch on the Middle Bosque River near Crawford in McLennan County.8 ½ x 11, paper, x, 188 pages, with photographs, maps, and genealogical tables ISBN 13: 978-0-934955-70-6 $35 including s/h and sales tax Order from Geron & Associates at: Watercress Press 111 Grotto Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78216