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Subject: Alabama Chambers >Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 23:17:47 EST
I was surfing the net and came across your web page.
Let me introduce myself.
My name is John L. Chambers (b. 1939) and I live in Chattanooga, Tn.
My father was Ernest Howell Chambers (d. 1956).
His father was John Lewis Chambers (my namesake): died 1953.
His father was Thomas Luna Chambers
His father was Barak Chambers.
Dad's sister, Winnie Chambers Casey, died in Aug 2000 at the age of 100.
She was the last survivor of that generation. The entire family is buried at
New Macedonia Cemetery, about 5 miles north of Albertville (Marshall County),
Al. Thomas Luna and Margaret Roe are buried at Myrtle Tree Cemetery about
1/2 mile to the south. There are a number of unmarked graves belonging to the
Chambers' family in this cemetery. Aunt Winnie knew who they were but I never
got around to documenting them. A third cemetery (abandoned) is located in a
wooded area a short distance east of New Macedonia that has several "Roe" gravestones.
The New Macedonia cemetery also has other Chambers' relatives (Kuykendal and
Roe). Between Macedonia and Myrtle Tree was the Chambers' family farm of about 600
acres that has since been sold. A barn is the last remaining structure.
I have some pictures of the family, the farm, and gravestones that I can put
on the net if you're interested. I'm no expert on the Alabama Chambers', but
I'll be glad to try to answer any questions.
John Chambers
Note to phillbobby: An enlightening presentation on the Texas Chambers'.
I remember Winnie talking about our Texas relatives. I think she and
drove out there in the 1920s to visit.