History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
BENJAMIN CHAMBERS, farmer and stock-grower, was
Marshall County, West Virginia, October 13, 1840, is the son of J. A.
(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
subject of this sketch is the oldest son.
He was reared on the home farm, attended the district school and
made farming and stock-growing his chief pursuit. He
came to this country in 1865 and settled
on his present farm in Aleppo
324 acres of well improved land. In 1866
Mr. Chambers was united in marriage with M. J., daughter of A. J. and
(Ayers) Hinerman. Her parents were of
German origin. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers’
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
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007
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