Chambers Family Heritage


Elisha CHAMBERS [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 10 Apr 1810 in Burke County, Indiana. He died 3 on 14 Jun 1885 in Grayson/Collin County, Texas. He was buried 4 in Chambersville Cemetery, Row K, Lot 11, Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. He married 5, 6 Margaret Ann MANNON on 16 Jul 1835 in Owen County, Indiana.

Some records show his birth day as 23 April and his death date as June 1, 1885. Burke County, North Carolina, is now called Caldwell County. Elisha Chambers married the sister of his sister's (Rebecca Serena Chambers'), husband.

Elisha Chambers helped construct the first building in Chicago.

In 1835, shortly after Elisha and Margaret were married, both of them had land to make two good homes and sold both pieces and bought a farm improved in Monroe County, Indiana.

Elisha and Margaret, with a family of six children (they would have seven more), emigrated to Texas in 1847. He bought a headright of land, 640 acres, from John Larrimore (or Lattimore, depending on the record) in Collin County on East Fork Creek. He then bought from William Lindsey three hundred acres of timber land on the same creek. Elisha then took up his headright in two places: one in Collin County (320 acres), the other in Dallas County (320 acres). There were five acres of cedar timber on the Dallas County land, and in all, 1600 acres. Elisha Chamers' father and grandfather were both Primitive Baptist ministers (or Regular Baptist, depending on the particular family record). Margaret Ann and Elisha Chambers were both baptized by Elisha's father, the Elder Elijah Chambers, on the third Sunday in August, 1838, into the fellowship of the Church of Christ, called the Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church. The information in this paragraph came from Margaret Ann (Mannon) Chambers in her eightieth year.
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The following can be found on the "Cemeteries of Collin County Texas" web site, under "Chambersville Cemetery":

The Chambersville Cemetery has been in use in Collin County since 1853. It is located about 10 miles NNW of McKinney, Texas at the intersection of County Road #206 and #281. To go to the cemetery from McKinney, take State Hiway 543 at Exit 43 on U.S. Hiway 75. Go north about 1.5 miles to the intersection of County Road 206 and State Hiway 543. Take 206 north about 3 miles to Road 281 and the Chambersville Cemetery.
The cemetery was established on land donated by Elisha Chambers, born in Burke county, North Carolina, and wife, Margaret Ann (Mannon) Chambers, born in Owen county, Indiana. The first burial was their child, Lewis Cass Chambers, born January, 1852, died Sept. 1, 1853. Land was donated for a cemetery and school. The location was named "Chambersville" in honor of the donors of the site. The cemetery grounds were for donated as public burying grounds.

Margaret Ann MANNON [Parents] "Peggy" was born 1, 2 on 20 Jul 1818 in Ireland. She died 3 on 14 Jun 1901 in Collin County, Texas. She was buried 4 in Chambersville Cemetery, Row K, Lot 12, Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. She married 5, 6 Elisha CHAMBERS on 16 Jul 1835 in Owen County, Indiana.

Some records show Margaret (Mannon) Chambers' death date as 20 April 1901 and 29 August 1901. Some records show she was born in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

They had the following children:

  M i William Clinton CHAMBERS
  F ii Mary Catherine CHAMBERS
  M iii Elijah Windsor CHAMBERS
  F iv Elizabeth CHAMBERS
  M v James Milton CHAMBERS
  M vi Joseph Henry CHAMBERS
  M vii Jasper Newton CHAMBERS
  F viii Sarah Ann CHAMBERS
  M ix Lewis Cass CHAMBERS was born 1 on 4 Jan 1852 in Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. He died 2 on 1 Sep 1853 in Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. He was buried in Row K, Lot 21, Chambersville Cemetery, Chambersville (Weston, Collin County, Texas.

Notation in grave records is "1st grave here", which other documents interpret as the first burial performed in the Chambersville Cemetery. This is confirmed at the Chambersville Cemetery web site (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Collin/cemetery/chambersvillea.htm).
  M x John English Deatherage CHAMBERS
  M xi Monroe CHAMBERS
  M xii Gabriel Francis CHAMBERS
  M xiii Elisha Davis CHAMBERS

Barton SIMPSON [scrapbook] was born on 27 Sep 1880. He died on 6 Aug 1955. He was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Bryson, Jack County, Texas. He married Dona Eleanor CHAMBERS.

John Barton Simpson went by his middle name.

Dona Eleanor CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 18 Oct 1883 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas. She died 2 on 3 Aug 1911 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas. The cause of death was typhoid fever. She was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Bryson, Jack County, Texas. She married Barton SIMPSON.

Dona Chambers died at the early age of 37, leaving two children, Barton and Juanita. Both stayed frequently with Lud Chambers, Dona's brother, who pretty much raised Juanita after her mother's passing.

They had the following children:

  F i Juanita Adeline SIMPSON was born 1 on 3 Jun 1908 in Jack County, Texas. She died 2 on 29 Dec 1947.
  M ii Barton Aubrey SIMPSON [scrapbook] was born on 4 Mar 1911 in Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma. He died on 16 Sep 1937. He was buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Bryson, Jack County, Texas.

Leonard Hampton CHAMBERS Sr. [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 24 Jan 1886 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas. He died 3, 4 on 24 Jul 1952 in Savannah, Andrew County, Missouri. He was buried 5 on 25 Jul 1952 in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. He married 6 Addilene Ola FINDLEY on 25 Feb 1911.

Some records show Leonard Chambers middle name as Hugh.

Addilene Ola FINDLEY [Parents] [scrapbook] "Addie" was born 1 on 26 Feb 1887 in Panola County, Texas. She died 2 on 28 Oct 1983 in Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. She was buried in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. She married 3 Leonard Hampton CHAMBERS Sr. on 25 Feb 1911.

Addilene Chambers first name was spelled Addielene in some records.

Addilene Chambers was also known to her many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand nephews as Aunt Addie. She and her husband built and lived in a home on the north side of Lovington along the main highway, now a historic home and known as The Chambers House. Kenneth Chambers helped his uncle install wallpaper in the home during the Great Depression.

Addielene was the third of nine children. She moved with her family to Graham, Young County, Texas, when she was 9 years old.

They had the following children:

  M i Leonard Hampton CHAMBERS Jr. was born on 13 Dec 1911. He died on 27 Oct 1935. He was buried in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico.
  M ii James Newton CHAMBERS
  F iii Mary Addeliene CHAMBERS died .
  F iv Oleta CHAMBERS was born on 9 Nov 1922. She died 1 on 8 Nov 2003 in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas.

Rev. Elijah Windsor CHAMBERS [Parents] was born 1 on 20 Sep 1772 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll County, Scotland. He died 2 on 12 Jan 1858 in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. He married 3 Rebecca MOORE on 18 Nov 1796 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Some records show Elijah Chambers was born in Maryland, while others show his place of birth as Burke County, North Carolina. Based on other family history, it is more probable that he was born in Scotland.

Some records show Elijah Chambers' death year as 1855.

Elijah Chambers was both a farmer and a Primitive Baptist minister. His church was The Church of Christ Smyrna Primitive Baptist. He lived in Maryland, North Carolina, and Indiana. He finally settled in Monroe County (or Owen County, depending on the record) in 1818.

Rebecca MOORE [Parents] was born 1 on 24 May 1776/1777 in Globe Valley, Globe Township, Burke/Caldwell County, North Carolina. She died 2 on 5 Oct 1855 in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. She married 3 Rev. Elijah Windsor CHAMBERS on 18 Nov 1796 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Some records show her first name spelled as Rebeccah, Rebeckah, Rebecka, or Rebekah and her maiden name spelled as Morrow or More.

Some records show Rebecca Moore's birthplace as Fluvannia County, Virginia or Fluvanna/Albemarle County, Virginia.

Rebecca Moore was a Daughter of the American Revolution.

They had the following children:

  M i Zackeous CHAMBERS
  F ii Biddie CHAMBERS
  M iii Isaac CHAMBERS
  M iv Jessie CHAMBERS
  M v James CHAMBERS
  M vi John CHAMBERS
  M vii Elisha CHAMBERS
  F viii Alice Stowers CHAMBERS
  F ix Rebecca Serena Unice Polly CHAMBERS

Rev. James Alexander CHAMBERS [Parents] "Ellick" was born 1, 2 on 28 Mar 1728 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland). He died 3 on 15 Apr 1828 in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. He was buried in Layman-Chambers Cemetery, Owen County, Indiana. He married 4 Nancy WINDSOR on 27 May 1750 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll County, Scotland.

James Chambers came over from Scotland about 1743 as a Regular Baptist preacher and settled in Maryland. Some family members say he was a Primitive Baptist preacher. From Maryland, He moved briefly to Tennessee in 1786, where his congregation was the Watoga River Church in Washington County. From 1791-1793 he pastored the New River Three Forks in Wilkes County (later Watagua County). He then moved to Burke County, North Carolina, and between 1797 and 1816, he pastored the Globe Baptist Church at John's River, but also pastored the Clover Bottom Church in Jessamine County, Kentucky from 1804-1806 and the Old Vernal Baptist Church in Monroe County, Indiana from 1817 to 1818 as their first minister. He then settled in either Owen or Monroe County (depending on the source), Indiana in 1818 along with his son, Elijah and other family members. He also lived in Missouri.

At least a couple of his children married and had families in Burke County, North Carolina. He apparently died intestate and the names of his known children are from family histories and letters of descendants. It is probable there were other unknown children since if the dates are correct he would have been about 44 years old when his oldest known son was born.

Some records show that he died in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland), but this is not believed correct.

Nancy WINDSOR [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Aug 1730 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll County, Scotland. She died on 20 Mar 1811 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll County, Scotland. She married 2 Rev. James Alexander CHAMBERS on 27 May 1750 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll County, Scotland.

Nancy Windsor's birthplace is also given as Burke County, North Carolina. Her maiden name is alternately spelled Winzor in some records.

They had the following children:

  F i Lydia CHAMBERS
  M ii David CHAMBERS
  M iii Rev. Elijah Windsor CHAMBERS
  F iv Rachael CHAMBERS
  M v Enoch CHAMBERS was born on 28 Jun 1778 in Maryland. He died in 1850 in Indiana.
  M vi Elisha CHAMBERS
  M vii Asa CHAMBERS
  M viii Joel CHAMBERS was born in 1787 in Indiana. He died .
  M ix Isaac CHAMBERS
  F x Martha CHAMBERS
  F xi Elizabeth CHAMBERS
  M xii Joshua CHAMBERS died .

Joshua Chambers was a minister and is mentioned in church records with James Chambers, his father.
  M xiii Anthony CHAMBERS

William HAMPTON [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Mar 1808 in Butler County, Kentucky. He died 2 on 18 Feb 1887 in Collin County, Texas. He was buried 3, 4 in Row J, Lot 5, Chambersville Cemetery, Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. He married Obitha MORRIS on 29 Apr 1830 in Marion County, Missouri.

Some records show William Hampton's year of death as 1882.

The Hamptons came to Texas just before or during Reconstruction after the Civil War. They were related to Wade Hampton, one of the great Civil War Leaders.

Obitha MORRIS [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Aug 1812 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky. She died 2 on 15 Mar 1902 in Maple, Collin County, Texas. She was buried 3 in Lot 6, Row J, Chambersville Cemetery, Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. She married William HAMPTON on 29 Apr 1830 in Marion County, Missouri.

Some records show her first name as O. Bitha Morris and her birth date as 14 August 1812. Headstone reads "O. Bitha Hampton, Wife of Wm.".

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth HAMPTON was born in Feb 1832 in Kentucky or Missouri. She died on 22 Aug 1910 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. She was buried on 24 Aug 1910 in Pecan Grove Cemetery, Collin County, Texas.
  F ii Tillitha G. HAMPTON was born in Mar 1836 in Kentucky. She died in Feb 1874 in Collin County, Texas. She was buried in Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas.
  M iii William Monroe HAMPTON was born about 1839 in Lewis County, Missouri. He died about 1863.

This young man, whose name was not know, was the only son of the Hamptons and was killed during the Civil War.
  F iv Susannah G. HAMPTON was born in Apr 1842 in Lewis County, Missouri. She died in Aug 1923 in Collin County, Texas. She was buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Chambersville, Collin County, Texas.
  F v Sarah Elleanor HAMPTON
  F vi Nova P. HAMPTON was born in Oct 1849 in Fannin County, Texas. She died in Oct 1873. She was buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Row J, Lot 13, Chambersville, Collin County, Texas.
  F vii Frances J. HAMPTON was born in May 1851 in Fannin County, Texas. She died in Oct 1873. She was buried in Chambersville Cemetery, Chambersville, Collin County, Texas.

Amos MORRIS [Parents] died 1 in 1813 in Butler County, Kentucky. He married 2 Sarah MITCHELL in 1798 in Logan, Kentucky.

Sarah MITCHELL died 1 in 1810 in Fannin, Texas. She married 2 Amos MORRIS in 1798 in Logan, Kentucky.

They had the following children:

  F i Talitha MORRIS
  F ii Obitha MORRIS
  F iii Elizabeth MORRIS

Reynolds Runnels CHAMBERS [Parents] was born 1 on 2 Apr 1699 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland). He died 2 on 12 Aug 1765 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland). He married Nancy SHAW on 30 Apr 1725 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland).

Reynolds Chambers is known as Andrew, a possible middle name, in some records. Some records show that Rose Craig was Reynolds' mother, but this is doubtful based on timelines which are known.

While records we have been able to view show he never came to the United States (other anecdotal information shows he came for a short time, then returned), family tradition tells that he sent his children, David, Samuel, and James, to American in 1743, possibly to keep them out of the Jacobite Rebellion (1745) against the English. The ship carrying the Chambers family landed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Information from notes provided by Veronica Potter and Anna Noe in 2001).

Nancy SHAW was born on 2 Apr 1702 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland). She died on 2 Nov 1773 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland). She married Reynolds Runnels CHAMBERS on 30 Apr 1725 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland (Lowland, Southern Scotland).

Some records show Nancy's maiden name as Windsor, but this is likely a confusion with her daughter-in-law, Nancy Windsor, who married her son, Rev. James Chambers.

They had the following children:

  M i Samuel CHAMBERS
  M ii David CHAMBERS Sr.
  M iii Rev. James Alexander CHAMBERS
  M iv Edmund CHAMBERS Sr.

Sylvester Milton CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] "Vester" was born 1 on 10 Feb 1868 in Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. He died 2 on 1 Jan 1958 in Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico. He was buried 3 in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. He married 4 Mattie Elizabeth POSERN on 17 Nov 1912 in Graham, Young County, Texas.

Some records show Sylvester Chambers was born in McKinney, Collin County, Texas.

Mattie Elizabeth POSERN [scrapbook] was born on 30 Oct 1878. She died on 2 Dec 1969. She was buried in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. She married 1 Sylvester Milton CHAMBERS on 17 Nov 1912 in Graham, Young County, Texas.

Some records show her last name spelled Pasern.

They had the following children:

  F i Mattie Elizabeth CHAMBERS
  F ii Daisy Lorene CHAMBERS was born on 3 Jun 1922. She died in 1987.

William Jesse CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 8 Aug 1870 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. He died 2 on 29 Jul 1954 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas. He was buried 3 in Cottonwood Cemetery, Chambersville (Weston), Collin County, Texas. He married 4 Fannie Belle MCKINSEY on 12 Aug 1892.

William Chambers went by his middle name, Jesse.

Fannie Belle MCKINSEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 1 Jan 1876 in Texas. She died 2 on 9 Dec 1971 in Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas. She was buried 3 in Cottonwood Cemetery, Bryson, Jack County, Texas. She married 4 William Jesse CHAMBERS on 12 Aug 1892.

Some records show her first name spelled as Farrie, though this is likely a misprint.

They had the following children:

  M i George Hampton CHAMBERS
  M ii Dee Oliver CHAMBERS
  M iii Wm. and Fannie CHAMBERS Son Three.
  F iv Mary Willie CHAMBERS
  F v Stella CHAMBERS.
  F vi Wm. and Fannie CHAMBERS Daughter Three.
  F vii Wm. and Fannie CHAMBERS Daughter Four.
  F viii Wm. and Fannie CHAMBERS Daughter Five.

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