Selected Families and Individuals


Silas SHURTLEFF [Parents] 1 was born on 12 Mar 1737 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He died on 15 Aug 1816 in Charlemont, Massachusetts. Silas married Fear MERIFIELD.

He was a carpenter by trade. First four children died with scarlet fever in less than a week (not listed here). (Shurtleff, 1976)

He was a private in Capt John Stearns' third company, comprising the train band and alarm list dated Attleboro, Apr 6, 1757; also private, Capt Jonathan Eddy's company, Col Ephraim Leonard's regiment, under command of His Excellency Jeffry Amherst Esq.; general and commander-in-chief for the invasion of Canada; enlisted Mar. 21, 1759; age, 22 yrs.; residence, Attleboro; and in Capt John Taplin's comnpany, Col Frye's regiment; served until Nov 20, 1760; service, 21 mo, 23 days, endorsed company at Fort Cumberland, 28 days, 1 mo.; service from Jan 1, 1760, in Nova Scotia; was on a list of passengers on board sloop Prosperous from Cumberland, Chignecto, N.S., to Boston; account rendered by John Bragdon, master, against the province of Massachusetts Bay for passage money dated Nov 24, 1760; also Capt. Lawrence Kemp's company, Col David Wells' regiment; entered service May 10, 1777; discharged July 17, 1777; service, 2 mo., 9 days; company of Hampshire Co. militia for service in Northern department (Shurtleff, 1976)

Fear MERIFIELD was born on 26 Jun 1738 in Charlemont, Massachusetts. She died in Sep 1807 in Charlemont, Massachusetts. Fear married Silas SHURTLEFF 1.

Fear Merifield was of French descent (Shurtleff, 1976 revised)

They had the following children.

  F i Eunice SHURTLEFF.
  M ii James SHURTLEFF was born on 24 Jul 1768. He died on 12 May 1842.
  M iii Silas SHURTLEFF was born on 12 Aug 1770. He died in 1816.
  M iv Oliver SHURTLEFF was born on 12 Apr 1773. He died on 29 Jun 1811.
  F v Margaret SHURTLEFF was born on 10 Nov 1775. She died on 9 Jun 1855.
  F vi Lois SHURTLEFF was born before 1781.
  F vii
Sabria SHURTLEFF was born in 1779 in Charlemont, Massachusetts. She died on 12 Aug 1808.

Drowned in Deerfield River (Mass) while attempting to cross in a canoe, which upset with Eunice (Rice) aged 40, the wife of Timothy Knowlton of Rowe (Shurtleff, 1976).
  F viii Drusilla SHURTLEFF was born on 9 Jan 1785.

John SHURTLEFF [Parents] 1 was born on 8 Nov 1707 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died in 1743 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. John married Abigail FULLER 2 on 18 Apr 1734 in Plympton, MA.

BIOGRAPHY: John Shurtleff was a farmer and when he moved to Attleboro (MA) his brother, "Uncle Will," moved into his house by the "sweet apple tree," at what is now Carver, and burned it down, lost all his goods in it, but never rebuilt (Shurtleff, 1976).

Abigail FULLER [Parents] 1 was born 1 in 1709 in Plympton, Massachusetts. Abigail married John SHURTLEFF 2 on 18 Apr 1734 in Plympton, MA.

They had the following children.

  M i Silas SHURTLEFF was born on 12 Mar 1737. He died on 15 Aug 1816.

Abiel SHURTLEFF [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 23 Jun 1666 in Marshfield, Massachusetts. He died 1 on 28 Oct 1732 in Plympton, Massachusetts. He was buried 2 in 1732 in Lakenham Graveyard, North Carver, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. Abiel married Lydia BARNES on 14 Jan 1695 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The following is from the 1976 edition of "Descendants of William Shurtleff" (pp. 20-23) and was written about 1912, for the first edition of the book:

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ABIEL SHURTLEFF (William), b. in Marshfield, Mass., June (23-30), 1666; d. in Plympton, Mass., Oct. 28,1732; m. in Plymouth, Mass., Jan. 14, 1695/6, Lydia Barnes, b. in Plymouth, July 4, 1674; d. in Plympton, Sept. 10, 1727; dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Hedge), who were m. in Plymouth, Jan. 4, 1665/6. Elizabeth Hedge, b. in Yarmouth, Mass., May 21, 1647; d. in Plymouth, Dec. 15, 1731; dau. of Capt. William (d. 1670) and first wife. Jonathan Barnes, b. June 3, 1643; d. in Plymouth, Aug. 20, 1714; son of John and Mary (Plummer), who were m. Sept. 12, 1633. Mary d. in Plymouth, June 2, 1651, and her husband, John Barnes, d. 1671.

Abiel Shurtleff was born soon after the untimely death of his father and there was a considerable debate as to what his name should be. By some it was thought that he should be called after Boanerges (Children of Thunder), as mentioned in the New Testament; but the difficulty of converting the plural name into the singular number fortunately prevailed against the infliction of an appellation which was far from being euphonious. The scriptural name Abiel, which interpreted into English from the Hebrew, signifies "God, my father," was adopted as the most satisfactory, since it was sufficiently indicative of his posthumous birth. Mr. Shurtleff was a very noted "housewright," as was his father, and built "all the meeting houses in his time." He dwelt during the greater part of his life at Plymouth, living in the "Tim Goodwin" house and in the one next to it, which he also owned. Perhaps these were the two adjoining houses which were once one house owned by Mr. Shurtleff and in which all of his children were born. He was a useful man in his town, holding various offices, and was one of the selectmen there in 1715, '16, '17, '18, '19 and 1720. Late in life he removed with his family to that part of Plympton which is now called Carver and built him a house, the cellar of which may still be seen in the "Old Will" field, about 110 rods from the house now standing on his old estate, but is nearly filled in with earth and looks like a mere depression in the ground. Near it is an apple tree which Mr. Shurtleff set out. The trunk of this tree is hollow with one side entirely gone, and is so covered with a sucker growth that at a distance it looks like a young, unpruned tree. His estate here consisted of some six hundred acres and was located between "Barne's Bridge" over the Weweantitt River, and Pope's Point. On one occasion his brother William came to spend the evening with him, leaving his horse in charge of a nephew, who turned him loose in the field. About 9 or 10 o'clock this nephew, Benjamin, when he went to catch the horse, found a wildcat in a trap which he had set for that purpose. Upon moving to Plympton Abiel Shurtleff gave his house in Plymouth to his son James and the "Tim Goodwin" house to his youngest son, Abiel. He was a paralytic for many years previous to his death, and when about fifty years of age had a shock of the palsy and kept his bed much of the time. After six years' residence in the new home he lost his wife, and he survived her but five years. This house was afterwards cut in two and one part moved away by his grandson, Daniel Vaughan, and the remainder was taken down by his son, David Shurtleff. As already said under No. 2, Abiel Shurtleff and wife were buried in the Lakenham graveyard.

Children, b. in Plymouth, Mass.:
James, b. Nov. 16, 1696.
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 6, 1698.
Lydia, b. Feb. 28, 1700/1
David, b. June 1, 1703.
Hannah, b. July 31, 1705.
John, b. Nov. 8, 1707.
Benjamin, b. Apr. 11, 1711.
William, b. Sept. 8, 1713.
Joseph, b. Jan. 22, 1715/16.
Abiel, b. Oct. 23, 1717.

Upon the death of the father in 1732, Joseph and Abiel, the two youngest children, appointed their cousin Barnabas Shurtleff to be their guardian.

In 1701 Abiel Shurtleff bought of Abraham Jackson 30 acres of upland and four acres of meadow at the South Meadows bounded by Pollipody Cove; May 21, 1702, he bought of Caleb Loring 10 acres of upland which was granted at a town meeting held at Plymouth, Feb. 9, 1663, to William Harlow, by virtue of his having meadow at lower South Meadows; June 15, 1703, he bought of Eleazer Ring four acres of meadow at Pollipody Cove at the South Meadows given him by his father, Andrew Ring; June 30, 1703, he bought of George Morton 10 acres of upland granted by virtue of his having meadow at the upper South Meadows, and 21/2 acres of meadow adjoining the same; in 1704 he bought of Joseph and Daniel Pratt four acres of meadow at South Meadows; July 12, 1708, he bought of Jacob Tomson, Joseph Vaughan and Samuel Wood 40 acres in Plympton bounded by Beaver Dam Pond; Dec. 23, 1708, he bought of his brother William what has already been mentioned under No. 2; Feb. 12,1708/9, he bought of Thomas Howland a lot of land in Plymouth; Mar. 31, 1709, he bought of Benajah Pratt 10 acres of upland at the South Meadows; June 28, 1709, he bought of William Ring 10 acres of upland at the South Meadows; May 14, 1716, he bought of Benajah Pratt his share, one-tenth part, of grant made by town of Plymouth of swamp land at a place in Plympton called Swan Hole, and on the same day bought of Nathaniel Holmes 29 acres of land at the South Meadows; July 20, 1716, he bought of Samuel Savery 30 acres of land; Sept. 22, 1716, he bought of Daniel Pratt 58 1/2 acres of land.

Several lots of land which he owned in Plymouth are described by Davis in his "Ancient Landmarks" as follows: "The first two lots on Main street, west side, covered by a block of two stores (recently burned), were formerly owned by the Bradfords. The land extending from that point to the southerly line of the Davis Hall lot, and westerly to School Street, as far back as the records reach, belonged to William and Joseph Bradford, sons of Gov. Bradford, and was sold by them in 1697 to Nathaniel Howland. On Aug. 20, 1697, he sold it to Abiel Shurtleff, there being one acre of land. The lot on which the building stands owned by Mr. Bailey was sold to Ephraim Cobb. The next lot, on which the building stands owned by Mr. Hall (deceased) was conveyed, like the preceding one, to Mr. Cobb. While in the possession of Abiel Shurtleff he built a house on it in which he lived. Mr. Cobb and Nathaniel Torrey also occupied the house after him and John Bartlett occupied it many years as an inn, bearing the name of `The Bunch of Grapes.' The lot next to this, on which the house stands owned by Mr. Gooding and others, remained a vacant lot during its ownership by the Bradfords, Howland and Shurtleff, and after Abiel's death came into the possession of his son, James Shurtleff, who built the house which was the residence for many years of the late John Gooding. The next lot, on which the house stands owned by Miss Simmons, likewise came to James Shurtleff, who in 1749 sold it to his brother Joseph, who built the house now standing and occupied it as a residence. The next lot, on which the Old Colony National Bank building stands, came in the same way to Abiel Shurtleff and while in his possession Joshua Morse built, in 1717, the house which was torn down to make way for the bank building. The next lot to this, on which the Plymouth National Bank building stands, was sold by Mr. Shurtleff to Caleb Loring. The gore of land between Summer Street and Mill Lane was held by the town as common land until 1709, when it was granted to Abiel Shurtleff and James Barnaby on the condition that they and their assigns should keep Summer Street, then called Mill Street, in good repair and safe for travel. In 1716 they sold a part of the gore to Robert Bartlett. The remainder, 82'/z feet in length, was sold by them in 1710 to Richard Cooper and Francis Adams, they agreeing to fulfill the conditions of the grant by keeping the street in front of the land purchased by them in repair. The estate known in later years as Hayward's orchard, formerly included a part of the ministerial land and land granted by the town in 1711 and 1714 to John Wood and Abiel Shurtleff. He once owned land on Watson's Hill lying south of a line drawn through Jefferson Street. Between that line and the northerly line of the estate of De Forest Shaw, on that part of Pleasant Street once called Jordan Street, lies a tract of land extending westerly to the pond and measuring nine acres. The easterly part of this tract, bounding on Training Green on the east and reaching the westerly line of the house lots on Mayflower Street, is the allotment of six acres made to Stephen Hopkins in the first division of lands in 1623. The westerly part is the allotment of three acres made to Samuel Fuller, Jr., in the same division. In 1634 Mr. Fuller sold his land to Josiah Cook, and in 1638 Mr. Hopkins also sold his to Mr. Cook, who in 1645 sold these nine acres of land to Giles Rickard. On Mar. 22,1698/ 9, Giles Rickard of a later generation sold these nine acres to Abiel Shurtleff, and stated in his deed that they were given to him by his grandfather. In 1713 Mr. Shurtleff sold this land to William Barnes."

Before his death Mr. Shurtleff gave parts of his estate to his sons David, Benjamin and William (To David, vol. 26, page 230, Plymouth Registry.)
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A transcript of the will is also in the "Descendants of William Shurtleff" book.

Lydia BARNES [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 4 Jul 1674 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died on 10 Sep 1727 in Plympton, Massachusetts. She was buried 1 in 1727 in Lakenham Graveyard, North Carver, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. Lydia married Abiel SHURTLEFF on 14 Jan 1695 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

They had the following children.

  M i John SHURTLEFF was born on 8 Nov 1707. He died in 1743.

William SHURTLEFF was born on 16 May 1624 in Hallamshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, Ecclesfield Parish, England. He died on 23 Jun 1666 in Marshfield, MA. William married Elizabeth LETTICE on 18 Oct 1655 in Plymouth, MA.

Elizabeth LETTICE was born in 1636 in England. She died on 31 Oct 1693 in Swansea, MA. Elizabeth married William SHURTLEFF on 18 Oct 1655 in Plymouth, MA.

They had the following children.

  M i Abiel SHURTLEFF was born on 23 Jun 1666. He died on 28 Oct 1732.

William Jeptha "Willie" DOUGLASS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 21 Oct 1870 in Leake Co., Mississippi. He died on 4 Jan 1931 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 3 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Willie married Mary Etta TURNER on 7 May 1891 in Center, Attala Co., Mississippi.

  William J. Douglass was born 21 Oct 1871 in Leake Co., Mississippi, and was the first of fourteen children to be born to Eli and Saletha "Letie" Douglass. In 1880 he is noted as residing with his parents in Leake, Co.
   According to Elsie (the youngest daughter), William Jeptha Douglass and Mary Etta Turner married in Kosciusko MS (or in Leake County), in May of 1891, where they had their first child and then moved to Texas, living in Rains Co., TX, from about 1893 until early 1904. Mary Etta referred to the Texas interlude with disdain, calling it "a sojourn in hell." She had her seventh child in late 1903, and made the move to Arkansas with six children and a tiny baby who died shortly after their arrival in Ashley County. (A. Milton Riviere research notes, Dec 2004, e-mail)
  In November 1904, William and Mary joined Mt. Olive Baptist church "by letter" and left the church in September 1905 also "by letter."  They rejoined Mt. Olive by letter from Midway Baptist Church in June of 1910, along with children Thad and Stella.  Children Ruth and Leatie would both join in 1911 by "experience and baptism." (Mt. Olive records, pp. 70, 109).
  In 1908 William bought property (91 acres) from H. E. Cotham in the Berea community northeast of Hamburg. They lived there until 1929 when they moved to Monticello and lived for a while with Horace and Elsie. Needing to sell the property, William resisted an offer by Elsie and Horace, choosing rather to sell to the Crossett Lumber Company, later to become part of Georgia-Pacific.  All the land that he owned and farmed was returned to timber production, as was all the land of his neighbors in Berea. (A. Milton Riviere research notes, Dec 2004, e-mail)
  A summary of the family's moves:
Bef. 1893, Mississippi
1893-1904, Rains Co., Texas
1904-1929, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas
1929-    , Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas
  In 1930, William and Mary were living with their daughter Elsie and husband Horace RIVIERE in District 19, Marion Township, Drew Co., Arkansas.

Mary Etta TURNER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 28 May 1870 in Center, Attala Co., Mississippi. She died on 7 Nov 1933 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. She was buried 3 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Mary married William Jeptha DOUGLASS "Willie" on 7 May 1891 in Center, Attala Co., Mississippi.

Mary was the seventh of at least nine children born to Luke TURNER and Virginia (STONE) TURNER. In 1880 Mary (age 8) was living with her parents in Edinburg, Leake Co., Mississippi.

They had the following children.

  F i Ephie Bell DOUGLASS was born on 21 Feb 1892. She died on 7 Dec 1944.
  M ii Rev. Thad Dyer DOUGLASS was born on 8 Jun 1894. He died on 14 Dec 1965.
  F iii Ruth Mason DOUGLASS was born on 23 Aug 1896. She died on 17 Sep 1986.
  F iv Stella Mary DOUGLASS was born on 19 Dec 1897. She died on 17 Sep 1986.
  F v Leatie Virginia DOUGLASS was born on 20 Oct 1899. She died on 3 Aug 1975.
  M vi William Clifton "Clifton" DOUGLASS was born on 7 Sep 1901. He died on 7 Mar 1975.
  F vii
Neudie Mae DOUGLASS was born 1, 2 on 28 Apr 1903 in Rains Co., Texas. She died 2 on 12 Oct 1904 in Midway, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 3 in 1904 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  F viii Nora Elsie "Elsie" DOUGLASS was born on 7 Mar 1905. She died on 27 Aug 1989.
  M ix Rev. Gus Osborne DOUGLASS was born on 20 Nov 1906. He died on 12 Apr 1986.

Eli Smith DOUGLASS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 4 Dec 1850 in Carroll Co., Mississippi. He died on 29 Aug 1928 in Marydell, Leake Co., Mississippi. He was buried 2 in Rocky Point Cemetery, Leake Co., Mississippi. Eli married Saletha Jane LEE "Letie" on 1 Jan 1871 in Leake Co., Mississippi.

1860 Mississippi census, with mother.
1880 census, Edinburg, Leake Co, MS with wife

Saletha Jane "Letie" LEE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 1 Apr 1854 in Georgia. She died on 10 Jan 1929 in Dossville, Leake Co., Mississippi. She was buried 2 in Rocky Point Cemetery, Leake Co., Mississippi. Letie married Eli Smith DOUGLASS on 1 Jan 1871 in Leake Co., Mississippi.

Nickname from OneWorldTree entry.

They had the following children.

  M i William Jeptha "Willie" DOUGLASS was born on 21 Oct 1870. He died on 4 Jan 1931.
  F ii
Mary Jane "Molly" DOUGLASS was born 1 on 9 Oct 1872 in Leake Co., Mississippi. She died on 17 Dec 1939.
  F iii
Shady Ann DOUGLASS was born 1 on 3 Apr 1874 in Leake Co., Mississippi. She died on 3 Apr 1956.
  F iv
Nora Cornelia DOUGLASS was born 1 on 24 Dec 1875 in Leake Co., Mississippi.
  F v
Dora Mason "Nancy" DOUGLASS was born 1 on 16 Oct 1877 in Leake Co., Mississippi. She died 2 on 2 Feb 1970 in Holmes Co., Mississippi.
  F vi
Martha Plana DOUGLASS was born 1 on 6 Jul 1879 in Leake Co., Mississippi. She died 1 on 5 Feb 1967.
  F vii
Sarah Elizabeth DOUGLASS was born 1 on 13 Jan 1881 in Leake Co., Mississippi.
  M viii
Robert Eli Lee DOUGLASS was born 1 on 13 Feb 1883 in Leake Co., Mississippi. He died 1 on 4 Feb 1972 in Leake Co., Mississippi.
  F ix
Viola DOUGLASS was born 1 on 6 Jul 1885 in Leake Co., Mississippi.
  F x Gertrude DOUGLASS was born on 28 Jul 1887. She died on 4 May 1944.
  F xi
Ellen Lavenia DOUGLASS was born 1 on 20 Mar 1889 in Leake Co., Mississippi.
  M xii
Odis Eli DOUGLASS was born 1 on 20 Nov 1890 in Leake Co., Mississippi. He died 1 on 15 Dec 1973 in Lena, Leake Co., Mississippi.
  F xiii
Nancy Dalena DOUGLASS was born 1 on 24 Jul 1892 in Leake Co., Mississippi.
  F xiv
Verna Genava DOUGLASS was born 1 on 6 Aug 1896 in Leake Co., Mississippi. She died 1 in Boyle, Bolivar Co., Mississippi.

Anderson Luke Robinson "Luke" TURNER [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 in Mar 1826 in Georgia. He died 2 on 19 May 1903 in Kosciusko, Attala Co., Mississippi. He was buried 2 in Center Cemetery, Attala Co., Mississippi. Luke married 1, 4 Virginia Texas STONE 1 about 1856 in Georgia.

In 1870 Luke, age 43, and Virginia (STONE) TURNER, age 32, were living in Beat 5, Neshoba Co., Mississippi. His land was valued at $200 and his personal property at $160. Seven of their children are living with them at this time. It is noted that Virginia's younger brother, Andrew J. STONE was a neighbor.

In 1880 the family was residing in Beat 1 of Leake Co., Mississippi. Seven children were in the home at this time, from Jeesey, age 2 to Ira, age 18.

Virginia Texas STONE [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 6 Jul 1837 in Georgia. She died 2 on 19 Aug 1901 in Kosciusko, Attala Co., Mississippi. She was buried 3 in Center Cemetery, Attala Co., Mississippi. Virginia married 1, 4 Anderson Luke Robinson TURNER "Luke" 1, 2 about 1856 in Georgia.

Middle name of "Texas" given from A. Milton Riviere (Dec 2004).

They had the following children.

  F i
Martha J. TURNER was born 1 about 1858 in Mississippi.

Likely named after her aunt--Virginia's older sister, Martha J. Stone Lee.
  F ii Nancy V. "Sissy" TURNER was born on 7 Aug 1861. She died on 19 Nov 1906.
  M iii Ira Anderson TURNER was born on 6 Mar 1862. He died on 4 Jul 1937.
  F iv
Lucy E. TURNER was born 1 on 31 Jan 1864 in Leake Co., Mississippi. She died 1 on 10 Mar 1939 in Leake Co., Mississippi.

Likely named after her maternal grandmother, Lucy Akers Stone.
  M v
William J. TURNER was born 1 about 1867 in Mississippi.
  M vi
Ephraim F. TURNER was born 1, 2 in Feb 1868 in Center, Attala Co., Mississippi.
  F vii Mary Etta TURNER was born on 28 May 1870. She died on 7 Nov 1933.
  F viii
Parry Zadie TURNER was born 1 about 1873 in Mississippi.
  M ix
Jessey M. TURNER was born 1 about 1877 in Mississippi.
  x Living.

Pleasant "Bunk" YOUNG [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 15 Mar 1850 in Mississippi. He died on 18 Dec 1911 in Line, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 3 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Bunk married Emily Elizabeth CHAMBERS in Bet Aug 1870/Oct 1871.

It's common knowledge that Pleasant married his first cousin.
1860:  age 8, residing in Ferguson Township, Drew Co., Arkansas
1880:  residing in Ferguson Township, Drew Co., Arkansas
1900 & 1910:  residing in Collins Township, Drew Co., Arkansas

Emily Elizabeth CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 on 22 Jan 1855 in Drew Co., Arkansas 4. She died on 10 Oct 1910 in Line, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 5 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Emily married Pleasant YOUNG "Bunk" in Bet Aug 1870/Oct 1871.

They had the following children.

  M i Carden E. YOUNG was born on 9 Jul 1872. He died on 1 Feb 1939.
  F ii Lena A. YOUNG was born on 9 Sep 1878. She died on 16 Feb 1907.
  F iii Amanda May "Mandy" YOUNG was born on 31 Mar 1885. She died on 10 Jun 1961.
  M iv Pleasant YOUNG Jr. was born on 16 Oct 1888. He died on 7 Dec 1923.
  F v
Eddie Pearl YOUNG 1 was born 2 in Aug 1892 in Arkansas.
  F vi Willie Lee YOUNG was born on 9 Sep 1893. She died on 23 Oct 1932.
  M vii
Lawrence M. YOUNG was born 1, 2 on 10 Oct 1898 in Arkansas. He died 4 in Dec 1972 in Camden, Ouachita Co., Arkansas 3.

Thomas E. CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 17 Dec 1827 in Wilkinson Co., Mississippi 3. He died 2 on 1 Nov 1881 in Arkansas. He was buried 4 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Thomas married Amanda M. JOHNSON on 13 Mar 1854 3, 5 in Drew Co., Arkansas 3, 5.

Amanda M. JOHNSON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 4 about 1837 3 in Mississippi. She died in Jun 1909 3 in Arkansas. She was buried 5 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Amanda married Thomas E. CHAMBERS on 13 Mar 1854 3, 6 in Drew Co., Arkansas 3, 6.

The birth year of 1844 on Amanda's headstone in New Troy Cemetery appears to be in error.  It is apparent that the headstone present in 2005 is not the original headstone.

They had the following children.

  F i Emily Elizabeth CHAMBERS was born on 22 Jan 1855. She died on 10 Oct 1910.
  M ii George Thomas CHAMBERS was born on 11 Jul 1862. He died on 1 Oct 1931.
  F iii Amanda "Mandy" CHAMBERS was born in 1867. She died in 1942.
  M iv James M. "Jim" CHAMBERS was born on 4 Feb 1869. He died in 1958.
  M v
Tim E. CHAMBERS 1, 2 was born 2 on 15 Jan 1871. He died 2 on 23 Feb 1949. He was buried 1 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.

Tim never married (Young family notes).  During the 1900 census, he was residing in Bayou TS, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  M vi
Edward L. CHAMBERS 1 was born 1 about 1872 in Arkansas.
  M vii
John William CHAMBERS 1 was born 2 about 1874 in Arkansas. He was buried 3 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.

From the New Troy cemetery listings--there is only a metal strip with his name on it (no dates)
  F viii Hester CHAMBERS was born on 15 Oct 1879. She died on 24 Jul 1918.

Dr. William P. CHAMBERS [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 18 Jul 1806 in Mississippi. He died 4 on 16 Jan 1879. He was buried 4 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. William married Elizabeth YARBOROUGH about 1826.

In 1857 William acquired half a section (320 acres) of land just NE of New Troy Cemetery in Drew County, Arkansas.
1860:  residing in Ferguson Township, Drew Co., Arkansas, post office is Dearmons
1870:  residing in Ferguson Township, Drew Co., Arkansas, post office is Troy

Elizabeth YARBOROUGH [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 on 11 Mar 1807 in Louisiana. She died 4 on 4 Aug 1882 in Drew Co., Arkansas. She was buried 4 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Elizabeth married Dr. William P. CHAMBERS about 1826.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas E. CHAMBERS was born on 17 Dec 1827. He died on 1 Nov 1881.
  F ii Eliza Ann CHAMBERS was born about 1830. She died about 1858.
  F iii Sarah CHAMBERS was born about 1832.
  F iv Mary A. CHAMBERS was born about 1834.
  F v Margaret E. CHAMBERS was born about 1836.
  F vi Sabra Odom CHAMBERS was born about 1838.
  F vii
Orpha Ellen CHAMBERS 1 was born about 1840 1, 2 in Mississippi 2.
  M viii Ransome L. CHAMBERS was born about 1842.
  M ix
Isaac N. CHAMBERS 1 was born 1 about 1844 in Mississippi.
  M x William F. CHAMBERS was born in 1845. He died in Feb 1892.

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