Chambers Family Heritage


John HARNESS was born on 29 Aug 1842 in Campbell (now Scott) County, Tennessee. He died on 6 Apr 1911 in Scott County, Tennessee. He married Elizabeth HARNESS in 1860 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Other marriages:
SMITHER, Mary

Elizabeth HARNESS was born in 1843 in Tennessee. She died on 6 Sep 1905 in Scott County, Tennessee. She married John HARNESS in 1860 in Scott County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  M i Samuel HARNESS

John HARNESS was born on 29 Aug 1842 in Campbell (now Scott) County, Tennessee. He died on 6 Apr 1911 in Scott County, Tennessee. He married Mary SMITHER in 1907.

Other marriages:
HARNESS, Elizabeth

Mary SMITHER was born in 1850 in Virginia. She died . She married John HARNESS in 1907.


Iven HUTSON died . He married Martha GIBSON.

Martha GIBSON died . She married Iven HUTSON.

They had the following children:

  F i Loma Azzalea HUDSON

William Oscar PHILLIPS died . He married Loma Azzalea HUDSON. The marriage ended in divorce.

Loma Azzalea HUDSON [Parents] was born on 27 Jul 1895 in Scott County, Tennessee. She died on 26 Mar 1975 in Scott County, Tennessee. The cause of death was stroke. She was buried in Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott County, Tennessee. She married William Oscar PHILLIPS. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
CHAMBERS, Roosevelt V.

Azzalea is a Native American name, but Loma Hutson Chambers rarely used it.

Some records show Loma Azzalea's last name spelled Hutson.

When her grandmother, Iven's mother, became ill, Loma and her father took a train to Indiana to care for her. She was so ill that she was unable to cook for them and this is where Loma learned to cook. Loma would take lots of trips from her sick grandmother to the kitchen getting instructions on how to prepare dinner. Iven and Loma returned to Tennessee when Loma was 14 years old.

Loma Hudson married William Oscar Phillips and they had a daughter, Ruby Geraldine Hudson Phillips. They also had two infants who died at birth. One was believed to be a boy and the other a girl. William Oscar Phillips wasn't very keen on being a family man and didn't accept his responsibilities so Loma took in washing to pay for a divorce.

They had the following children:

  F i Ruby Geraldine Hudson PHILLIPS died .

Edgar Ernest POTTER [Parents] was born on 3 Jan 1915 in New River, Scott County, Tennessee. He died on 28 Dec 2001 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. He was buried on 31 Dec 2001 in Hazel Valley, Anderson County, Tennessee. He married Ruth JEFFERS on 6 Feb 1942 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Ruth JEFFERS [Parents] was born on 18 Apr 1923 in Winona, Scott County, Tennessee. She died on 19 Dec 1996 in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee. She was buried on 21 Dec 1996 in Hazel Valley, near Oneida, Scott County, Tennessee. She married Edgar Ernest POTTER on 6 Feb 1942 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Ruth Jeffers mother, Harriet (Hessie) Chambers Jeffers, died eight days after delivering Ruth from complications of childbirth. Ruth was then raised by her aunt, Stella Chambrs Douglas, full sister to Harriet.


John Blagburn SEXTON [Parents] "Preacher" was born on 11 Feb 1851 in Scott County, Tennessee. He died in Jul 1892 in Scott County, Tennessee. He was buried in Scott County Memorial Gardens, Scott County, Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann PHILLIPS on 3 Mar 1870 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Sarah Ann PHILLIPS [Parents] was born on 11 Jul 1851 in Scott County Memorial Gardens, Scott County, Tennessee. She died on 5 Mar 1924 in Scott County Memorial Gardens, Scott County, Tennessee. She was buried in Sexton Memorial Cemetery, Scott County, Tennessee. She married John Blagburn SEXTON on 3 Mar 1870 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Some records show her day of death as 15 March.

They had the following children:

  M i Tazwell or Tasmon M. SEXTON
  M ii Julian SEXTON 1 was born in 1877 in Scott County, Tennessee. He died on 21 Mar 1896.
  M iii David SEXTON 1 was born in Apr 1881 in Scott County, Tennessee. He died before 1990.
  M iv James Ewell SEXTON 1 was born in Jan 1883 in Scott County, Tennessee. He died before 1990.
  M v Hawkins SEXTON 1 was born on 8 Apr 1888 in Scott County, Tennessee. He died on 26 Oct 1948.
  F vi Edna J. SEXTON
  M vii Stanley SEXTON 1 was born in Dec 1894 in Scott County, Tennessee. He died in 1938.

Shadrack Mashac SEXTON [Parents] was born in 1830 in Campbell (now Scott) County, Tennessee. He died on 15 Feb 1864 in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee. He married Nancy THOMPSON on 5 Jul 1849 in Morgan County, Tennessee.

Nancy THOMPSON died . She married Shadrack Mashac SEXTON on 5 Jul 1849 in Morgan County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  M i John Blagburn SEXTON

William KEETON 1 was born in 1786 in Southampton County, Virginia. He died in 1850 in Scott County, Tennessee. He married Artema STEVENS in 1810 in Southampton County, Virginia.

Artema STEVENS 1 was born in 1786 in Virginia. She died in 1855 in Scott County, Tennessee. She married William KEETON in 1810 in Southampton County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

  F i Salina KEETON
  M ii Harrison KEETON 1 was born in 1818 in Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky. He died in 1880 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Richard B. PORTER died . He married Lillie J. POTTER on 10 May 1896 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Lillie J. POTTER [Parents] was born on 13 Feb 1880 in Scott County, Tennessee. She died on 10 Oct 1921 in Scott County, Tennessee. She was buried in Potter Cemetery, Huntsville, Scott County, Tennessee. She married Richard B. PORTER on 10 May 1896 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Other marriages:
PHILLIPS, James L.
JEFFERS, Francis Marion

They had the following children:

  F i Katie PORTER was born in 1898. She died .
  F ii Maggie PORTER was born in 1900. She died .

James L. PHILLIPS [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Feb 1878 in New River, Scott County, Tennessee. He died . He married Lillie J. POTTER on 15 Feb 1906 in Scott County, Tennessee. James was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Huntsville, Scott, Tennessee.

Lillie J. POTTER [Parents] was born on 13 Feb 1880 in Scott County, Tennessee. She died on 10 Oct 1921 in Scott County, Tennessee. She was buried in Potter Cemetery, Huntsville, Scott County, Tennessee. She married James L. PHILLIPS on 15 Feb 1906 in Scott County, Tennessee.

Other marriages:
PORTER, Richard B.
JEFFERS, Francis Marion

They had the following children:

  M i George PHILLIPS 1 was born on 3 Apr 1907 in Tennessee. He died in Jan 1982 in Helenwood, Scott County, Tennessee.

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