Biography of David Chambers
Hancock County, OH Biographies

DAVID CHAMBERS, farmer, P. 0. Carey, Wyandot County, was born in Crawford County. Ohio. December 24, 1833, son of Elias and Catherine (Stockman) Chambers natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania, respectively. Elias Chambers. who was of English descent, came to Liberty Township, Crawford Co., Ohio. about 1824 or 1825. entered 120 acres of timbered land and cut the first timber from his land and built a cabin. His family at that time consisted of wife and one child - Susan, now the Widow Steen, residing on the old home farm, in Crawford Co., Ohio. Afterward there were born to Elias and his wife six other children: William (deceased), whose widow now occupies part of the old home farm in Crawford Co., Ohio; Catherine, wife of J. Steen; Peter (deceased). David, Daniel and Aaron Our subject acquired his early education in the schools of Crawford Co., Ohio, and married. April 26 1859, Sarah A. Sargent, daughter of Samuel and Eliza (Smith) Sargent, of Hampshire County, Va. (now West Virginia), who came to Ohio in 1824. To Mr. and Mrs. Chambers were born Nora C., David W., Greenly, Della, Clinton, Cora and Wesley. David Chambers came to this county when a young man and after traveling over a good share of the county and laboring in various places, he began work with his uncle. William Chambers, on the farm which he, David, now owns. It is now a highly cultivated and well improved farm, with substantial modern buildings and other improvements thereon, situate in Section 34, of Big Lick Township, this county. Starting out to win his place in this world, with no capital but a stout heart and a resolute will, he has been successful, and is today one of the thrifty farmers and respected citizens of Big Lick Township, this county, and has filled, with credit to himself and the satisfaction of his fellow townsmen, the offices of constable, trustee and other township offices.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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