Biography of Charles S. Chambers
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies

CHARLES S. CHAMBERS, general farmer, residing on the old Hugh Chambers farm, which is situated about two miles northwest of Mahoningtown, near the Mount Jackson and Covert Station road, belongs to one of North Beaver Township's old established families. He was born in a small log house which stood across the field from his present residence, in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1862. His parents were Hugh and Hannah (Warwick) Chambers.

Hugh Chambers was born also in North Beaver Township, on the farm now occupied by Harry B. Chambers, and was a son of Samuel and a grandson of Captain William Chambers, both of whom were born in Ireland. Captain Chambers owned a farm on Hickory Creek, on which he reared his family and subsequently died. Later his son, Samuel, moved to a farm near Covert's Station, and on that property, in 1850, built the large brick house which is the residence of Harry B. Chambers. Hugh Chambers married Hannah Warwick as his second wife. She was born in Ireland, and was eleven years of age when her father, William Warwick, brought his family to America and settled in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County, west of the Westfield Church. To Hugh and Hannah Chambers were born the following children: Charles S., James Harvey, residing in Montana; William A., a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, residing at Akron, Ohio; Harry B., a prominent farmer residing in North Beaver Township; John Milton, deceased; Sarah Cochran, died in childhood; Jessie B., deceased, married Everett Taylor, who resides near New Castle; Hugh McClelland, died in boyhood; and Mary L, who resides with her brother, Charles S. Hugh Chambers was married (first) to Phoebe Mars, and they had five children, namely: Agnes, residing at Mahoningtown, who married George W. Pitzer; Samuel, died aged five years; Alexander, deceased; Robert, died aged forty three years; and Jennie, who was the wife of Albert Spaulding, died in Montana. Hugh Chambers died in January, 1902. His second wife died in March, 1897.

Charles S. Chambers and sister both were reared and educated in their native township. In the spring of 1868 the parents settled on the present farm, which is a valuable tract of 100 acres: Here Mr. Chambers carries on a general agricultural line, finding both profit and contentment in improving and cultivating the place on which he has spent the greater part of his life. Both he and sister are valued members of the Mount Jackson United Presbyterian Church.

20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908

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