Elisha Chambers

Male 1828 - 1892  (63 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Elisha Chambers 
    Born 27 Aug 1828  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation works at mill  [1
    Probate 1 Sep 1862  [4
    Died 1 Feb 1892  Ink, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Ink, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I15675  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2015 

    Family Mary Ann Jane Johnson,   b. 1829, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1903, Ink, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1850  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. James Allen "Allen" Chambers,   b. 3 Nov 1851, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1944, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5550  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1828 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Nov 1850 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1892 - Ink, Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Ink, Polk County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • No CHAMBERS listed in 1840 DeKalb County Census...DAH
      Jane GAY 50 AL,enumberated in his household,1850 DeKalb Census,p.130...DAH
      Jane GRAY 53 SC,enumberated in his household,1860 DeKalb Census,p.112...DAH

      Cannot locate his antecedents...DAH [6]

    • Posted By: Donna Jenkins
      Email: rdjenkins@sbcglobal.net
      Subject: Re: Elisha or Elijah Chambers,1840s,Nw Ala.
      Post Date: February 05, 2001 at 11:15:53
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chambers/messages/2446.html
      Forum: Chambers Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chambers/


      Hello Robert,
      I've just returned from the archives where I tried to sort out Elisha & Elijah Chambers who lived in Mena or Ink, Polk County, Arkansas. Elisha is my ancestor and many have said he had a twin brother, Elijah. Here's what I was able to find on Elijah. He was in the 1860 DeKalb Co, TN census. He was age 32, b. TN, wife Elizabeth age 26 b. TN. They had children: Amanda age 8, Laura age 7, Martha A 5, Helen 3, Sophronia 1. Also with them is Milly Cantrell age 50 widow b. NC.

      1870 census Carroll Co, TN. Elijah is age 41, Elizabeth 38. additional children are Belle age 9, and Edmond age 4. Milly's last name looks like Catsell this time and she's age 75. I didn't find him in the index for

      1880 in either TN, AR, KY or MO, so if he was alive he didn't have children under age 10. Elisha was in TN in 1850(living with Jane Gay age 50), 1860 he's married and Jane Gay lives with them,(couldn't find him in 1870), and 1880 he's in Van Buren, TN. He must have moved to AR shortly after the census for I have a land record for Polk County, AR in 1881. He is buried in AR. His children used the names Elisha & Elijah many times, so you'll find younger Elijah's in AR records.

      The brothers Elisha & Elijah served in the Mexican War. Both were in Co. F, 3 Tenn Inf, enlisting Oct 1847, and discharged Aug 1848. Elisha drew a pension of $8 per mo. starting when he was age 62. I can't find where Elijah drew. I still didn't determine if they were twins. The ages on the war records differ by a couple years, but all the family still insist they were twins. Hope this helps. Donna

      Posted By: Donna Jenkins
      Email: rdjenkins@sbcglobal.net
      Subject: Re: Chambers-York Co. SC 1790-1830
      Post Date: February 05, 2001 at 11:35:51
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chambers/messages/2447.html
      Forum: Chambers Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chambers/


      Hello Dale,
      I am interested in Elisha & Elijah Chambers. I have found Elisha's Mexican War record and pension records, but only found where Elijah enlisted and was discharged, which were the same dates as Elisha. I did not know they married twins or their cousins. Elisha mar. Mary Ann Jane Johnson Nov 21, 1850 in DeKalb Co, TN. Who was her twin? How was she related to Elisha? Elisha & Mary Chambers are my gg grandparents. Donna [7]
    • Allen Johnson was Elisha Chamber's father-in-law. The Leaky Johnson mentioned here is Allen Johnson's second wife.

      DEKALB COUNTY
      ADMINISTRATOR'S SETTLEMENTS
      Administrator's Settlement Book, 1854-1865
      pg 322-334. 7 Nov 1859. John Johnson and Elisha Chambers, appointed administrators of Allen Johnson, dec'd. Leaky Johnson, widow, given year's support on 23 Nov 1859.
      pg 486-488. 1 Sept 1862. Inventory of the estate of Leaky Johnson, dec'd, reported by Elisha Chambers, administrator. [3]
    • There must be connection to this Elisha Chambers. Look at his issue...http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=chambers&GSfn=elisha+&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=49937396&df=all& [8]
    • name: Elisha Chambers
      estimated birth year: 1825
      gender: Male
      age in 1870: 45y
      color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
      birthplace: Tennessee
      home in 1870: Alabama, United States
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      Lanus Beeson M 33y Alabama
      Malinda I Beeson F 24y Alabama
      John A Mcadoo M 24y
      Ambrose Lindsey M 39y Virginia
      Elisha Chambers M 45y Tennessee
      Allen Chambers M 19y Tennessee
      Charles Godfrey M 20y Virginia
      Nathan A Robinson M 25y Alabama
      Wm P Kenady M 45y Tennessee
      John W Kelley M 24y Georgia
      William M Hoover M 29y Tennessee
      George Allen M 28y Virginia
      Joe A Bullock M 30y Virginia
      Emily Mccord F 45y Tennessee

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHK8-HDN : accessed 21 Nov 2012), Elisha Chambers in household of Lanus Beeson, Alabama, United States; citing p. 3, family 20, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 0545519. [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S888] 1870 DeKalb Co.,TN Census, Transcribed & Indexed from a Microfilm Copy of the, p. 66 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S46604] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MW7Z-ZSZ.

    3. [S46613] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=chambers&GSfn=elisha&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=4&GScntry=4&GSob.

    4. [S804] "DeKalb County,Tennessee Genealogy from Administrator's Settlement Books, p. 33 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7808] "DeKalb Co.,TN Marriage Book", compiled by Jorene Washer Parsley, Route 5,, p. 7 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S30] David A. Hennessee, HENNESSEE Researcher & Compiler, 626 Biscayne Drive,West Palm Beach,FL 33401, 561.832.6612, info@c.

    7. [S46649] http://genforum.genealogy.com/chambers/messages/2447.html.

    8. [S46614] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=chambers&GSfn=elisha+&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=49937396.

    9. [S46648] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHK8-HDN.