I have an interest in the family of Zachariah Chambliss / Chambless of Monroe GA....
I descend from a Leonard Sims and Mary Harvey....their daughter, Martha, married Zachariah's son, Alexander...they had at least two daughters before he died c1828…
1. Nancy Liverman Chambliss m. John Barney Jones
2. Mary Chambliss m. -------- McKinney
I, also, descend from a Seaborn Durham and his 1st wife, Nancy Stovall. Seaborn married 2nd, Mary "Polly" (Chambliss) George, widow of Joseph Warren George. (They are the parents of CSA General James Zachariah George of Mississippi.)
Zachariah's will from the Will Book lists among 10 children and several granddaughters, "my daughter Sally, now Durham".....I believe that when the original will was copied into the will book the clerk misread the "Po" in Polly and incorrectly recorded "Sally"
Zachariah's son Edmund Chambliss acted as Administrator for the estates of both his brother, Alexander, and Mary's 1st husband, Joseph George.
I, also, descend from Seaborn's brother, Shelman Durham....Shelman moved from Monroe GA to Attala MS, then to Bremond, Robertson Co. TX, and in a 1877 letter to one of his sons (still in Attala) he is writing about the grasshoppers and the cotton crop and says...
………..& old brother Chambliƒs says he will
not get over two [bags] off of 30 acres. It is new land
Prarie, Planted late in May & badly cultivated
He is your aunt Polly Durham cousin and
a Decon of Bremond church.............a good family
all of them~~
So, of course, I now want to identify "old brother Chambliss" ............does anyone know of a family member who moved to Robertson Co. TX prior to 1877?
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