Elisha Chambers

Elisha Chambers

Male 1828 - 1892  (63 years)

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  • 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
    Military CSA Veteran  [3
    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 17 May 2018 

    Family ID F19148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1828 - 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
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  • Photos
    Lt. Elisha Chambers
    Lt. Elisha Chambers

  • Notes 
    • Lieut Elisha Chambers
      BIRTH 27 Aug 1826
      Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
      DEATH 1 Feb 1892 (aged 65)
      Ink, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
      Concord Cemetery
      Ink, Polk County, Arkansas, USA
      MEMORIAL ID 32585683 View Source

      Allen Johnson was Elisha Chambers father in law the Leaky Johnson mentioned here is Allen Johnson second wife.

      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.

      Enlisted in the 28th Tennessee (Consolidated) Infantry on Nov.25, 1862 at Smithville, Tennessee. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on Nov. 01, 1863.

      Family Members
      Mary A. Jane Johnson Chambers*

      James Allen Chambers*

      Nancy Ann Chambers Wood*

      Martha Jane Chambers Johnson*

      John Edmund Chambers*

      Charley Chambers*

      Fannie Chambers Brock*

      W L Chambers*

      end of biography [3]
    • 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.


      end of commentary [5]
    • Elisha Chambers
      BIRTH 11 Mar 1780
      Burke County, North Carolina, USA
      DEATH 13 Mar 1860 (aged 80)
      Benton County, Arkansas, USA
      Chambers Cemetery
      Avoca, Benton County, Arkansas, USA
      MEMORIAL ID 49937396 View Source

      Elisha was the son of Rev. James Alexander Chambers and his wife Nancy Windsor Chambers. He married Nancy Moore in 1804. They were the parents of sons Asa, Elijah, John, Elisha,Jesse, Abjah and James Monroe (who is buried next to them). Their daughters were Harriet Matilda, Alice Johnson (Alley) and Mary Polly. Elisha and Nancy were early members of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church and contributed funds to help build the church that is still standing today.

      Family Members
      Nancy Johnson Moore Chambers

      Harriet Matilda Chambers Vestal*

      Alley Jane Chambers Vestal*

      James Monroe Chambers*

      end of this biography [6]
    • 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.

      end of note. [7]

  • Sources 
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