“Mr. Daniel Chamberlain genealogy goes back to ‘Wm the Conqueror.’ Three generations later the ancestor was Lord Chamberlain to King Stephen …. After thirteen generations, Wm Chamberlain and two brothers emigrated to America, and his great-great-grandson was the Daniel Chamberlain who came to Hawai‘i.” Chamberlain, a captain in the War of 1812, was a New England farmer, of independent means, but of a deeply religious turn of mind. He was a farmer and not an ordained minister. Chamberlain and his wife Jerusha Burnap Chamberlain and five children, was part of the Pioneer Company of American Protestant missionaries that came to Hawai‘i, arriving April 4, 1820.
I consider it an unspeakable privilege that I am allowed thus to administer comforts to those who are laboring in the cause of Christ.” Chamberlain was supposed to teach agriculture; he discovered that while there was fertile soil and thousands of acres of lands to till, modern agricultural methods did not take hold upon the people, and his efforts to introduce New England methods were largely in vain. Chamberlain rendered valuable service to the Mission by assisting with the initial construction of houses and caring for the Mission’s property. Ill, Chamberlain returned to the US with his family, March 21, 1823, on the brig ‘Pearl’ and received his release from the ABCFM on November 12, 1823.