Robert and Betsy Chumley

Robert and Betsy Chumley came to Powell Valley, Claiborne County, Tennessee from Giles County, Virginia sometime after 1812. Robert Chumley was born in 1786 in Virginia. He married in 1800. Land survey dated 11 Apr 1826 in Claiborne County, Tennessee shows they purchased 100 acres of land at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains at…

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Children of Lewis Chumley

Lewis Chumley was born in 1806 in Virginia.  He died in 1880 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee.  He was buried in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tennessee (Ely Cemetery on King Bend Road next to grandchild Fannie Chumley, child of James Franklin Chumley and Sarah B Chumley.).  He married Mary Elizabeth “Mae” Freeman 1830 in Arthur,…

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Children of Andrew Chumbley

ANDREW CHUMBLEY was born on 18 Feb 1803 in Giles County, Virginia. He died on 19 Oct 1892 in Jabez, Russell, Kentucky He married: ELIZABETH “BETSY” CADLE (daughter of Mark Jackson Cadle and Mary Polly Covey) in Aug 1826 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born in 1804 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. She died…

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Lewis Franklin Chumley’s great-grandson, Van Weems Chumley

Some inserts from my Chumley Family Book, this one about my great-grandfather, Van Weems Chumley. Van Weems and Dellar Chumley55th Wedding Anniversary, June 21, 1964 Van Weems Chumley was born the oldest child of Lewis Garrett and Annie Katherine Hammock Chumley on 28 Aug 1887 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Van Weems would learn how…

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Road Trip June 2020 – Lonesome Valley Road in Claiborne County, Tennessee

What a great time in Lonesome Valley! I can’t tell you how much fun we had. First off the characters in this story are Freddie, my cousin who lives in Claiborne County, my sister Rhonda who was visiting from Colorado, and myself. Whenever my sister says lets go on a road trip, I am in!…

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