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Re: Elemuel Chambers 1860 Lumpkin Co. GA Census
Posted by: ruby joynes (ID *****3976) Date: March 11, 2007 at 15:44:05
In Reply to: Re: Elemuel Chambers 1860 Lumpkin Co. GA Census by Barbara Ledford Wright of 664


According to Doyle Chambers who has a web site on the Phillip Chambers' Family History says there are several Lemuels, but I have never seen an Elemuel. Doyle has told me that there were several Phillips, Baraks and Lemuels in Phillip and Salome Chambers lines as well as William Henry.

This is my line: My grandfather was Thomas Gilbert Chambers, son of William Henry/Henry William b. 1845, son of Lemuel Chambers b. 1823/1821? in South Carolina, son of Barak Chambers son of Phillip Chambers. My grandfather's death certificate shows his parents as Henry Chambers and Nancy Lee Chambers. In 1870 Census my great grandfather was refered to as William. There were three children shown in that year Martha A., Alena(?) and Jasper. Jasper was born 01 April 1870 and he died in 1937 and is buried in Georgia. I have pictures of his, Martha A. (who never married) tombstone in Dewberry Baptist Cemtery in Hall Cty., Ga.

The message you posted in 2003 refers to the same Lemuel as listed above.

According to the records that I can find he married Mary M. Anthony, b. ab 1828 in South Carolina. The Family Tree project shows Mary and her parents as Charles W. Anthony and Nancy Williams. I also found a Mary Chambers in the 1880 Census (b. abt 1828) age 57; born in North Carolina Living in Brasstown, Towns Cty. Georgia along with Children: Caroline age 28, Charles 18, and Mary age 16. As to this Mary I don't know if she was the wife of Lemuel.

According to Family Trees (Ancestry.Com) Lemuel died in children of Lemuel and Mary M. Anthony Chambers were: William Henry b. 1845 in S.C.; Barrack Chambers b. 1847; Irene Chambers b. 1848; Elizabeth b. 1851, James Chambers b. 1853, Nancy Ann Chambers b. 1854 and Thomas M. Chambers b. 1859. Recently, one of the decedents of Thomas M. wrote to Doyle Chambers that he was a minister in South Carolina.

According to Doyle and to Ancestry.Com U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, C. 1800-2006, Lemuel died 21 Sep 1864 in Tennesse and buried in Knoxville National Cemetery located in Knoxville, Tenn on 21 Sep 1864. His wife Mary M. Chambers received a pension from his service in the 5th Tenn Inf. This material can be found in Civil War Pensions. The application No. 134 107.

I live in Silver Spring, Md. which is just out side of the District of Columbia and it is just a short subway ride to the National Archives where all of the Census Records and Civil War Records are kept. I am hoping to go down to the Archives in the near future to see if I can find any service records for Him.

I have no proof of any of the info on Lemuel except that which I can find in Census Records. As to the spelling of the name as you have it, sometimes the person who transcribes the names off the Census Records is unable to read the names or just makes a mistake when they put it on the internet. One of William Henry's sons was named Jasper Lemuel and in some of the Census records it was Samuel, Lem, Jasper and even something like Josen. Jasper and his brother Thomas Gilbert (my Grandfather) married sisters - Missouri Elizabeth "Lizzie" Whisnant (my Grandmother) and Jasper married Rebecca "Beckey" Whisnant.

Hope this helps you in your research.

Ruby - if you wish you can reach me at

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