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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

BENJAMIN CHAMBERS, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Marshall County, West Virginia, October 13, 1840, is the son of J. A. and Susan (Kerr) Chambers, natives of West Virginia, and of German ancestry.  His father, who spent all his life as a farmer in his native State, reared a family of seven children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the oldest son.  He was reared on the home farm, attended the district school and has made farming and stock-growing his chief pursuit.  He came to this country in 1865 and settled on his present farm in Aleppo Township, consisting of 324 acres of well improved land.  In 1866 Mr. Chambers was united in marriage with M. J., daughter of A. J. and Lucinda (Ayers) Hinerman.  Her parents were of German origin.  Mr. and Mrs. Chambers’ children are C. T., G. A., Ward, Lucinda, John A., Olive Dillie, Leota, Elizabeth and Pearl.  Mr. Chambers is a Republican.  Mrs. Chambers is a member of the Christian Church.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago . 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007
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