It sounds like we are talking about the same My Joseph Taylor Chambers married The Rhoda Pharr(Smathers) my Josep married had two daughters and was a widow. ( we were told she was a Smathers) Maiden name Parris?
1870 Beaver Dam N.C.Joseph is found in the U.S. Census at 22 along with the Marion Hall family and a Rebecca Chambers listed as 21....no realtionship to each is listed on this census.(Beaver Dam Township...post office Pigeon River)(Was this his Uncle he was living with...his mother's bro.? or what?) Question was this Rebecca his sister?(her father being Elihu.
1880 (U.S. Census) I then find my line Joseph Taylor Chambers still in (Beaver Dam Township age 22 marrid to a Emma A ?----we have Clarence as being born to her.(Emma) I think she died in giving birth to Clarence. Joseph and Emma are living next door to Rhoda A Pharr age 34(B: @
1845)...listed as Widow she had two daughters Coria and Burton. (We were told her maiden name was Smathers.?(this cenus records again has Joseph Taylor Chambers living in Beaver Dam north Carolina. Smathers familys are living next door.
1885...we have listed the year Joseph married the widow Rhoda A Pharr they
married (Joseph T Chambers has one small son Clarence...Rhoda has two daughters.(marriage record taken from Hamblen NC I looked at the marriage record directly but it only gives her name as Rhoda A Pharr 3 July 1886. also listed onaly as RA Pharr..and he J.T. Chambers ( one of the witnesses is another J.T. Chambers?)
I think for sure this Rhoda dies before J.T. moves to Texas as Clarence moves with him...and one daughter of Rhoda moves with him. I have a photo of J.T. Chambes sitting next to him his final wife Lou Ella Roba Whissenant. Behind him or Children Clarence (from 1st. wife and Burton(step daughter child of Rhoda ) in his lap is baby my grandmother Zola Alice Aldene Chambers...standing in front of Lou Ella is My great Aunt Edna Chambers. (Burton..she returned to Beaver Dam) I don't have any information on Clarence either. (We were told ...Clarence was step bro. to Rhoda's children and 1/2 brother to my grandmother) I'm fairly certain this must be so as Clarence was born 1881..in 1880 Joseph T is married to a Emma A??? J.T. and Rhoda marry in 1885
I really would love to have more information from you...Do you have birth and death information on Rhoda Parris? mother of Cora Lee Pharr who married Jospeh Smathers.???
Ok now if I have it correct my line goes Joseph Chambers and Elizabeth Smathers...have son Elihu Chambers 1835 He has son Joseph Taylor Chambers. Were you saying Elihu...accidently drowned?
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Thanks a million over for getting this straight for me.
I know Ella had a heck of a time getting his Civil War Pension..my great Uncle said it was because the name was so simlar to others from that area...She finally received it after having them look under the name of Taylor Chambers.
Thank you so much for your information....it looks like you are stating that Rhoda's daughter marrried a Smathers....Rhoda's maiden name was Pharris???
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