By W. M. Brown—The
spelling, capitalization, and punctuation is as recorded by W. M. Brown.
Chambers to come to the U.S.A.
came to Philadelphia
about the time it was first settled. Ben Chambers moved from Philadelphia to the Chambersburg
district in 1634 and took up land there and laid out the town of Chambersburg in
1664. They have quite a large monument
erected to him as the first settler. I
got this information from Helen Brown when she and Florence (her daughter) made a tour to the
east through this town. Mother said John
Chambers stopped at Chambersburg before he
came to the Brown farm near Reas Run about 1783 or a little later.
Chambers—One of the first settlers of Washington County. Emigrated to America between 1783 and 1799, Had
nine sons. Married Anne Grear. Came from CountyDown, Ireland.
Died in 1823.
Chambers—Older brother of John Chambers, Sr., settled in Lawrence township about 1810. A younger sister emigrated from Ireland at the
same time. She became the wife of Hugh
Wilson of Arelious township.
Chambers (above) One of the early and probably the first settlers in Lawrence township before Newport township was
organized. At that time Lawrence and Ludlow townships were included in Newport. This was before the survey. Born probably about 1760. Died in 1823.
Was the Great Grandfather of this writer. Came from County Down Ireland. County
History says he came to
his home on the mouth of Chambers run, North side of the Muskingdom Creek. Short distance below Cow Run, in 1798, or
1799. He lived two years at the mouth of
Sacket Run in Ludlow
township in 1796.
Chambers lived to be 104 years old. She
was Scotch. Her brother was a
Congregational Minister around Marietta
at the time she lived at Chambers Run, Lawrence. Twp.
Chambers (above) built the first grist and saw mill on the Little Muskingdom
River, also the first church of any kind.
Any denomination could use this church when they wanted it. (page 678,
Washington County History) According to
the memory of my Grandfather Joseph Chambers, John Chambers Sr. came from
Philadelphia to around Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and from their down the Ohio
River on a Keil Boat and landed at the J. Henson, Walter Brown Farm ½ mile up
river from Reas Run, He built his first log house about 200 feet above Broom
Run on the river bank built the second house of log a short distance from the
first. He left this locality to go to Sackett Run on the Little Muskingdom
Creek. He complained that the river
pirates robed him of his corn, hogs and other goods.
Chambers were Scotch probably came to Ireland when Scotland conquered Ireland’s
seven counties in the North They
claimed, according to my mother, to be descendants from the Stewarts, Scotch
Kings before they married into English Royal Family. My mother, Mary Elizabeth Chambers said that
John Chambers collected a small amount from a large estate in Scotland after
coming to this country. The estate was entailed down to the 14th
generation. The amount collected was so
small that it did not pay to collect.
John Chambers being about the sixth or seventh generation, I saw an
article in a magazine several years ago that described this estate. Don’t remember the names or dates.
Chambers—said that he was born on the Brown Farm. I think he said he was the fifth son of John
Chambers. His father lived here about 15
years. He was born in 1806 He said he
was 6 years old when they left the Brown Farm and he knew Charles French as a
small boy. Living on the one time
Allison Farm I remember Charles French when I was about 10 or 12 years
old. He was a very old man at the
time. (W.M. Brown)
Chambers—taught school a short time.
Nancy Chambers taught school at St.
Mary’s W. Va. Several terms before she married
James Steal of Baricksville, W. Va. He was a
flour miller. Nancy and Dr. Joe Chambers
both are buried at Baricksville W. Va.
(Page 150 Washington County
History) Chambers War History Muster
Roll—Captain Joe B. Daniels Company.
First Regiment, Third Brigade, Seventh Division Volunteer. Militia Co. by Major O. Burnet, Oatis J.
Chambers, Non-commissioned officer, cavalry, aged twenty years. He was a private soldier. John Chambers, Salmon Chambers Third
generation War 1861 to 1865. Marietta
township. William Chambers aged 23,
Veteran Sept. 1862. Three years Service. Seventh Calvary,
Company H. Discharged Jan. 1863. Elias Chambers Age 21, volunteered 1862. For three years. Regiment 92, Company F. Private 20 years of
age. Harmer, First Company. Salmon Chambers 2 years as sergeant. Aged 26, Volunteered October 1861. Three Yrs. Service, First Cavalry, Company L
served 4 years. 1862-1865. A
reestablished Veteran, Otis J. and Danial T. Chambers Jan 8, 1864 three years. service thirty-ninth regiment company 13
Mustered out July 9, 1865. Chambers War Record according to County History.
(Page 273 Washington County