Annual Chambers family reunion held Aug. 11
by Martha Sparks Society Editor
RUM CREEK — The annual Chambers Reunion was held Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the former Dehue Chambers School on Rum Creek.
The history of the Chambers family in Logan County began with Robert and James Chambers arriving in America from England. They met a merchant, Andrew Beren, in New York who brought them to Monroe County.
Robert joined the service August 2, 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Around 1780 Sgt. Rogers Chambers married Hannah Thorne, the adopted daughter of Andrew Beren. They had eight children. His third son, James, married Elizabeth Cole in 1815. Her dad was an Indian Scout and she had lived in Logan County when she was a child. Elizabeth wanted to move back to Logan County. James returned her back to the area and they settled at the mouth of Rum Creek. The couple had 12 children. Rev. James Chambers was one of the pioneer preachers in thearea. He was Captain in the Confederate Army and was elected three times to the Legislature.
The first reunion was held at the homeplace then owned by Lorenzo Dow Chambers.
Those attending this year’s reunion were Vicky Browning; Donna Lou Curry; Lewis Morrison; Marilyn Morrison; Dottie Young; Raylene Caron; Harry Hipshire; J.R. Dorton; Arlene White; Justine Buchanan; Rochelle Barnette; Jane Lovejoy; Dave Lovejoy; Ginger A. Willis; Barbara Ooten; Ronnie Frye; Michael Russell; Norma Frye; Jerry Frye; Bubby Frye; Jaida Frye and June Willis.
Allyn Barker; George Barker; Chris Hipshire; Ronnie Hipshire; Connie Hipshire; Thelma Epling; Jimmie Chambers; Winnie Chambers; Alice Price; Kayla Chambers; Drayden Smith; Mason Smith; Jessica Chambers; Jacci Chambers; Pamela Brinegar; Laura Moore; Chris Moore; Jim Willis; Debbie Willis; Linda K. Wooten Vernatter; Dannie Wooten and Grover T. Chambers.
Seth Copeland; Alexis Copeland; McKenzee Bryant; Harry E. Chambers; David L. Nelson; Maria S. Chambers Nelson; David T. Nelson; Allie Maynard; Haley Chambers; Tristen J. Chambers; Bernice Chambers; Glenda G. Frye; Grover H. Chambers; Alara Brooke Nelson; Caleb Nelson; Cason Moore; Joseph Chambers; Lynette Chambers; Erica Chambers; Ashley Chambers and T.J. Smith.
The 2014 Chambers Reunion is being planned for the second Sunday in August at Rum Creek.
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