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THE DESCENDANTS OF
   
Deborah Livingston Downs (11/8/1860 - 4/3/1919)
   
m. 11/15/1877
Enoch Adrian Chamberlin (9/22/1852 - 11/6/1893)
m. 4/14/1897
John K. Potter (5/31/1835 - 12/22/1904)
   
Contributed by
Arthur Charles Frith
   
and
   
Diane Hammond Wilson
   
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Deborah was born in Huron, Michigan, graduating from high school probably in 1877. In November, 1877, she married Enoch Adrian Chamberlin (called Adrian, to distinguish him from father and son), the son of Julia Ann Fay and Enoch A. Chamberlin. Together they had three children, beginning with Enoch Adrian in 1878, and ending with Volora in 1892 or 1893; there is some question about the exact date. Adrian died in November of 1893, leaving Deborah with a young family, the youngest an infant.

In 1897, she married again, a man named John Potter who had been born in New York, and had come to Michigan at some unknown time. His background is not known, although it is believed that he was the son of Godfrey and Louvinia Potter. The first child of Deborah and John was born in January of 1898, and named Laura Deborah.

In 1900, Deborah and John and the baby Laura were living in Vermontville, Eaton County. The children from Deborah's first marriage were still living in Huron Township with other relatives: Enoch, 21, and Volora, 7, with grandmother Julia Ann Fay Chamberlin, 69, and Permilia (Millie), 15, next door with her uncle John and his family. Also living with Julia is her daughter Lois, 38. Two years later, in 1902, Lois married Gilbert M. Pennock. We don't know when they moved to Oregon, taking Volora with them, but it is safe to assume that that move came after the death of Julia. In 1930, Volora, age 37, is still unmarried.

Enoch A. Chamberlin, the son of Adrian and Deborah, moved away from Michigan. He seems to have gone first to Illinois. There is an Enoch A. in Richmond, Henry Co., in 1910, of the right age and born in MI of parents born in MI. After that, he went to Ohio, where he married Mary Elmira Springer. He was her second husband, and after Mary and Enoch were divorced, Mary married a third time. Mary and Enoch had a daughter, Guila Valora or Guila Volora, undoubtedly named for Enoch's sister and his niece. In 1920, Mary and her third husband are boarding; as is Guila in a different town. She is 8 in 1920; and it is not clear what she is doing in that household. Enoch is elsewhere in the same area but not the same town. By 1930, Mary is gone; Enoch died in 1930; and Guila was working as a servant in a private family. She later married and raised a family of five.

And Permilia? She married about 1908, and lived with her husband, Barney Michael Ebaugh, in Detroit. Jennie Volora Ebaugh, named in part for Permilia's sister, was born at the end of October, 1910. There is a wonderful photograph of Jennie and her grandmother Deborah. The handwritten information on the back of that postcard, discussed elsewhere, made possible the identification of this branch of the family.
   
   
CHILDREN OF DEBORAH AND ENOCH ADRIAN CHAMBERLIN
9  Enoch A. Chamberlin b: 9/17/1878 d: 6/21/1930
...+Mary Elmira Springer b: 8/12/1880 d: 3/8/1923 m: 3/22/1911
.....10  Guila Volora Chamberlin b: 1/4/1912 d: 9/25/1991
.........+John H. Reiner b: 5/9/1892 d: 3/13/1959 m: 12/24/1932
...........11  JoAnn Helen Reiner b: 8/11/1933
...............+Andrew Peter Stefani b: 7/10/1926 m: 6/19/1955
..................12  Anne Milia Stefani b: 7/18/1961
......................+Patrick Booth b: 1/12/1962 m: 10/1997
...........11  John Adrian Reiner b: 7/30/1935
...........11  Lillie May Reiner b: 5/15/1937 d: 9/24/1986
...............+Archie LeRoy Hammond b: 8/5/1929 m: 11/15/1958
..................12  Diane Sue Hammond b: 5/18/1959 m: 12/18/1996
......................+Christopher Archie Wilson b: 6/20/1960
				Christopher was killed 5/7/2002
........................13  Sage Alexandria Wilson b: 10/17/1997
..................12  David Lee Hammond b: 10/30/1961
..................12  Dawn Marie Hammond b: 6/3/1963
......................+Shawn Jenks b: 8/1/1964 m: 4/30/1992
..................12  Dennis James Hammond b:7/19/1965 d:7/23/2002
..................12  Dolly Ann Hammond b: 11/13/1966
...........11  Mary Jane Reiner b: 10/14/1946
.................+Roger Dale Thornton b: 10/5/1944 m: 1/27/1968
...........11  Christine Sue Reiner b: 11/12/1952
.................+Michael Walter Phillips b: 8/2/1946 m: 9/9/1978
9  Permilia (Milley) Chamberlin  b: 7/21/1884  d: 7/17/1965
...+Barney Michael Ebaugh  b: 4/15/1873  d: 4/22/1922
.....10  Jennie Volora Ebaugh  b: 10/1910
.....10  Roland L. Ebaugh  b: 10/15/1912  d: 3/30/1998
.....10  Lillie M. Ebaugh  b: 1915
.....10  Hattie E. Ebaugh  b: 1917
.....10  Mollie Margaret Ebaugh  b: 2/7/1919  d: 3/7/1995
.........+Hubert Ernest Diller  b: 9/28/1908  d: 7/14/1981
...........11  Ernest Hubert Diller
...............+Theressa Marie Suchon
.................12  Victoria Lynn Diller
......................+Matthew Lawrence Miller
..................12  Marsha Ann Diller
..................12  Kenneth Antony Diller
...........11  Evelyn Diller
...............+Richard Lyttle
..................12  Barbara Lyttle
..................12  John Lyttle
9  Volora Chamberlin  b: 8/11/1892



CHILDREN OF DEBORAH AND JOHN POTTER
9  Laura Deborah (Potter) Frith  b: 1/18/1898  d: 5/14/1950
...+Edward Dean Frith  b: 3/30/1899  d: 10/27/1977
......10  John Edward Frith  b: 4/11/1919
..........+Shirley Jane Histed  b: 8/18/1924  d: 6/11/2000
.............11  Theodore Edward Frith
.............11  John Gregory Frith
.................+Christina Katherina MacRitchie
.....................12  Andrew John Frith
.....................12  Donald Norman Frith
.....................12  John Alexander Frith
......10  Frank Joseph Frith   b: 1/21/1921  d: 10/22/1991
......10  Ashley Elton Frith   b: 12/27/1922  d: 12/9/1952
..........+Marjorie Ann Burnet  b: 3/14/1924  d: 5/14/1995
.............11  Larry Elton Frith Moore
.................+(1) Peggy Hereford
.....................12  Larry Joseph Moore
.........................+(1) name of first wife not known
.........................+(2) Tasha	
.....................12  Sharon Lynn Moore
.........................+Marc Raslick
.................+(2) Teresa Whitecrost [Larry Elton]
.....................12  Michelle Teresa Moore
.............11  Thomas Dean Frith Moore
.................+(1) Rebecca Ann Masingale
.....................12  Ashley Thomas Moore
.........................+Tasia
.....................12  Suzanne Marie Moore
.........................+Christopher Neelis
.................+(2) Teresa Natalya Whitecraft [Thomas Dean]
.....................12  Michelle Teresa Moore
.............11  Mitchell L. Frith

		[Marjorie Burnet Frith m. (2) Clayton Moore]
......10  Anna Louise Frith  b: 7/1/1925  d: 8/18/1961
..........+Clarence Daugherty	  d: 1962
......10  Caroline Lucille Frith  b: 10/4/1927
..........+(1) Robert Earl Polhamus  b: 5/1/1926
.............11  Robert Earl Polhamus
.................+Jacqueline Husted
.....................12  Gerald Michael Polhamus
.........................+Sarah (partnered)
.........................+Faith Cook
.....................12  Tanya Renee Polhamus
.........................+Lonnie Anderson, Jr.
.............11  Douglas Howard Polhamus
.................+Christine Mae Whitmore
.....................12  Michael Dene Polhamus
.....................12  Kevin Joseph Polhamus
.........................+Caroline Darrow
.....................12  Corey Phillip Polhamus
.............11  Laura Marian Polhamus
.....................12  David James Polhamus
.........................+(1) Sarah E M Bryan
.........................+(2) Sherrie Jo Carnell
.............11  Edward James Polhamus
.................+Sherry Lynn Merrill
.....................12  Erik James Polhamus
.....................12  Celeste Nichole Polhamus
.....................12  Craig Edward Polhamus
..........+(2) John Berry b: 3/4/1927 d: 1975 [Caroline Lucille]
.............11  Keith Ashley Berry
.................+Regina Rae Everet
.....................12  Ashley Rae Berry
.....................12  Douglas Berry
.............11  John Allen Berry
.................+Dawn Foster
.....................12  Matthew Brian Berry
.....................12  Kevin Carson Berry
......10  Mable Phyllis Frith	   b: 10/23/1929  d: 9/15/1980
..........+Arthur Carroll Drake, Jr.  b: 8/2/1931
.............11  Arthur Carroll Drake III
.................+Vergie
.....................12  Stepdaughter Drake
.....................12  Stepson Drake
.....................12  Jennifer Sue Drake
.............11  David Gale Drake
.................+(1) Sharon Ann Rudd
.....................12  Zachery James Drake
.................+(2) Ginger Burd [David Gale]
.............11  Ross Arnold Drake
.................+Demetrius Holt
.................+Norma Leightner
.....................12  Erica Lightner
.............11  Mary Ellen Drake
.................+Thomas Charles Lesage
.....................12  Jessica Mable Lesage
.....................12  Kyle Thomas Lesage
.....................12  Joshua Charles Lesage
.....................12  Quentin James Lesage
.....................12  Ashley Nichole Lesage
.....................12  Garrett Michael Lesage
.............11  Roger Ashley Drake
.................+Mary Assid
.....................12  Dawn Ashley Drake
.....................12  Kimberly Nicole Drake
.....................12  Sheena Lynn Drake
.............11  Debra Ann (Drake) Gates
.................+(1) Daniel Devine
.....................12  Adam Joshua Devine
.................+(2) Jay Gates [Debra Ann]
.....................12  Elizabeth Ann Gates
.....................12  Sean Patrick Gates
......10  Charles Asher Frith	   b: 7/19/1931  d: 8/21/1999
..........+(1) Julia Mae King  b: 11/7/1931
.............11  Arthur Charles Frith
.................+Teresa Jean Burchett
.....................12  Steven Charles Frith
.....................12  James Arthur Frith
.............11  Darryl Neal Frith
.................+Lisa Livesay
.....................12  Christopher Neal Frith
.....................12  Christian Rhea Frith
.....................12  Daniel Asher Frith
.....................12  Rebekah Maye Frith
.....................12  Benjamin Harding Frith
..........+(2) Norma Dean Masby b: 10/10/1940 [Charles Asher]
......10  George Thomas Frith   b: 7/2/1933  d: 9/21/1990
..........+Phyllis Jean (Reed) Frith  b: 12/12/1935
.............11  Thomas George Frith
.................+(1) Linda Schaffer Tobias
.................+(2) Joy Patten
.................+(3) Caroline Hamilton
.....................12  Jole Thomas Frith
.............11  Roxanne Jean Frith
......10  Leon Ralph Frith  b: 7/16/1935
..........+Bernice Bertha Maurer  b: 6/29/1934
.............11  Cynthia Gertrude Frith
.................+(1) Randy Garn
.....................12  Mindy Jo Garn
.........................+Robert Michael Hill
.....................12  Gregory Leon Garn
.........................+Michelle Bitker
.................+(2) Ronald Doolittle [Cynthia]
.................+Andrew or Walter Plan[c]k [partner of Cynthia]
.....................12  Lacey Rochell Plan[c]k
...................	+(3) Dale Stadel [Cynthia]
.............11  Lu Ann Frith
.................+(1) Steve Stanton	
.....................12  Stephanie Ann Stanton
.....................12  Elizabeth Suzanne Stanton
.................+(2) Duane Edward King [Lu Ann]
.....................12  Forest Leonard King
.....................12  Bridget Jeanice King
.............11  Rose Mary (Frith) Heaton
.................+David Heaton
.....................12  Spencer David Heaton
.....................12  Kristen Bernice Frith
.............11  Michelle Louise Frith
.................+Tony Dunkelberger
.....................12  Kellen L. Dunkelberger
.....................12  Jessilyn Rose Dunkelberger
.....................12  Lee Ann Casey Dunkelberger
......10  Herbert Miller Frith  b: 8/21/1937
..........+Phyllis Arlene (Becraft) Frith  b: 6/4/1939
.............11  Tony Edward Frith
.................+Julia Arlene Doane
.....................12  Faith Ann Davis	
.....................12  Michelle Lynn Davis
.....................12  Eric Thomas Frith
.............11  Terry Lynn Frith
.................+(1) Mary Ann McLane
.................+(2) Annette Lynn Carroll [Terry Lynn]
.....................12  McKenzie Catherine Frith
.....................12  Kendra Lea Frith
.............11  Tamara Lea Frith
.................+Mark Edward Martin
.....................12  Casey Mays Martin
.....................12  Whitney Mae Martin

9  infant daughter of Deborah and John Potter
		born about 1904 and died in infancy