Lewis Chumley

Family 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, Claiborne County, Tennessee. 

Lewis Chumley and Mary Elizabeth “Mae” Freeman had the following children:

  1. ELIZABETH JANE “LIZ”CHUMLEY was born on 15 Jun 1831 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died on 18 Jul 1888 in Condray, Dent, Missouri (buried in Blackwell Cemetery). She married:
    1. CRAIG JEFFERSON SALYERS on 05 Apr 1854 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (married by John Freeman Minister of the Gospel, Baptist Church). He was born about 1832 in Harlan County, Kentucky He died on 12 Oct 1864 in Henry County, Kentucky (killed in the civil war).
    1. JOHN ELLIS WRIGHT (son of George Wright and Sarah Humphrey) about 1861 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (John Wright had 3 children by a previous marriage: Sarah J., William and Mahala. See his 1860 Census.). He was born in Mar 1835 in Virginia. He died after 1900 in Dent County, Missouri.
  2. MILDRED AGIE “MILLIE” CHUMLEY was born on 15 Dec 1832 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died on 15 Oct 1905 in Cook Station, Crawford County, Missouri (near Salem). She married Waitsel Nuley Lay (son of James Newton Lay and Mary Bryant) on 09 Apr 1850 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was born on 01 Mar 1829 in Burke County, North Carolina (Says b. VA 1850 cns, 1860 N.C. and 1870 TN. 1863 Draft Reg says b. N.C.). He died on 11 May 1874 in Dent County, Missouri (Burial: Lay Cemetery, Salem, Dent County, Missouri).
  3. SARAH ANN “SALLY” CHUMLEY was born on 15 Feb 1834 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died on 24 Apr 1893 in Condray, Dent, Missouri (Killed in a tornado that destroyed the town of Condray, Missouri. The town was never rebuilt.). She married Thomas Harold Condray (son of William Harold Condray III and Sarah Elizabeth Welch) on 05 Nov 1855 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was born on 24 Mar 1833 in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 23 Sep 1896 in Condray, Dent, Missouri. 
  4. DANIEL HUFF “DAN” CHUMLEY was born on 12 May 1835 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 22 May 1924 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married:
    1. MATILDA HALE “TILDY” BRYANT (daughter of Garrett Neal Bryant and Mary Frances Sally “Fanny” Stanton) on 04 Mar 1855 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee (by John Freeman, Minister of the Gospel.). She was born on 28 Feb 1837 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died on 01 Mar 1891 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
    1. CATHERINE “CASSIE” PARRISH (daughter of Ephraim Parrish and Mary Lassiter) on 16 Feb 1897 in Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky She was born in Nov 1849 in Alabama. She died in 1910 in Marietta, Georgia.
  5. MARY CHUMLEY was born in 1837 in Tennessee. She died in Claiborne County, Tennessee (died young).
  6. JOHN MARSHALL CHUMLEY was born on 23 Aug 1840 in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 16 Sep 1927 in Cook Station, Crawford, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Nancy “Eliza” Grantham (daughter of Willis Grantham and Keziah Stubblefield) on 14 Feb 1869 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born on 03 Aug 1842 in Grainger County, Tennessee. She died on 14 May 1926 in Cook Station, Crawford, Missouri.
  7. ROBERT “BOB” CHUMLEY was born on 22 Sep 1846 in Powell Valley, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 20 Aug 1924 in Salem, Dent County, Missouri (Death Certificate Missouri 22925 cause of death: Cancer of the stomach). He married Frances E. “Fanny” Jones on 17 Jan 1866 in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle, Kentucky.  She was born on 25 Dec 1851 in Kentucky (Arva notes and date on headstone).  She died on 20 Aug 1925 in Salem, Dent County, Missouri.

Andrew Chumbley

Family 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 about 1865 in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky.
  • MARY ELIZABETH JANE GOODIN (daughter of John Goodin and Sarah Gums Montgomery) on 01 Apr 1866 in Pulaski County, Kentucky (Second marriage for both. She was previously married to William McClendon). She was born in Oct 1828 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. She died after 1900 in Wolf Creek, Russell, Kentucky

Andrew Chumbley and Elizabeth “Betsy” Cadle had the following children:

  1. “MARY” MAHALA ANNCHUMBLEY was born in Apr 1824 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (Note:  Headstone says b. 1820 but all census records state abt 1824 and 1900 census states Apr 1824). She died on 05 Dec 1917 in Woodstock, Pulaski County, Kentucky. She married Joseph McWilliams (son of Nelson McWilliams and Sarah Hutchinson) on 29 May 1844 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee (By Samuel Gibson, J.P.). He was born on 20 Sep 1818 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He died on 25 Apr 1890 in Woodstock, Pulaski County, Kentucky (Age: 71).
  2. WILLIAM JAMES CHUMBLEY was born in 1826 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died before 1870 in Jabez, Russell, Kentucky (Possibly killed in Civil War Burial: Pottershop Cemetery, Jabez, Russell County, Kentucky.  (Find A Grave Memorial# 13717814 Inscription: Cpl. County 5 3rd Kentucky Inf.). He married Sarah Dodson on 05 Oct 1846 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (Samuel Gipson, JP). She was born about 1831 in Tennessee.  She died before 19 Sep 1872 in Russell County, Kentucky.
  3. ROBERT GREEN CHUMBLEY was born on 07 Jul 1828 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 09 Mar 1917 in Jamesport, Daviess, Missouri (Cause of death: Appendicitis). He married:
  4.  LOUISA JANE TARTER (daughter of Jacob Tarter and Elizabeth Trimble) on 28 Feb1849 in Pulaski County, Kentucky (Security: Jos. Mc Williams Brides Mother: Elizabeth Jasper Stepfather: Andrew Jasper Grooms parents: Andrew and Elizabeth Chumbley Taken from Book I 1799-1850 Puliski County Historical Society – Public Library North Main Street Somerset, KY 42501). She was born on 15 Jan 1833 in Pulaski County, Kentucky She died on 31 Mar 1875 in Jamesport, Daviess, Missouri (Dennis said that he received information from Bob Thompson, and he thought that she died in childbirth.).
  5. ELIZABETH VARNEY on 14 Oct 1880 in Grundy County, Missouri (Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson on marriage record. Second marriage for both.). She was born on 01 Feb 1840 in Livingston County, Missouri. She died on 28 Mar 1927 in Washington, Carroll, Missouri.
  6. MARTHA ANN CHUMBLEY (daughter of Andrew Chumbley and Elizabeth “Betsy” Cadle) was born in Dec 1831 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died in 1920 in Pulaski Co, KY (Alice note: birth records state they were living in Coldweather Creek, KY). She married John Chaney on 01 Jul 1851 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.  He was born in 1831 in Kentucky He died before 1900 in Illinois.
  7. JAMES FRANKLIN CHUMBLEY was born in Sep 1834 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died after 1920 in Russell County Kentucky. He married Lucy Ellen Fry (daughter of Charles W. Frye and Lucinda McClendon) on 27 Mar 1859 in Pulaski County, Kentucky (Source: Pulaski County, Kentucky. Marriage Books, Book II page 19, 1851-1863. married by Willisam S. Weddle, wit: Wm. Fry, and John Pitman). She was born on 23 Apr 1835 in Morgan County, Indiana. She died on 26 Jun 1926 in Pulaski County, Kentucky
  8. ELIAS BRITAIN “BRITT” CHUMBLEY was born in Mar 1837 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 31 Oct 1900 in Teddy or Evona, Casey County, Kentucky (Civil War Pension Application of Elias B. Chumbley’s daughter Queen Victoria). He married:
    1. ELIZABETH ELLEN “NELLY” DUNSMORE (daughter of Richard Joseph Dunsmore and Eleanor ”Ellen” Unknown) on 11 Nov 1858 in Pulaski County, Kentucky (Marriage Book II, p. 18, Book 1, pg. 391. Residence of Joseph Dunsmore; minister is Wm. S. Weddle; Witnesses: John Campton, Perry Dunsmore, John Chaney (Cheyne?)). She was born in 1836 in Pulaski, Kentucky She died on 20 Dec 1886 in Casey County, Kentucky.  
    1. ANNA J. LYONS on 06 Apr 1887 in Pulaski, Kentucky She was born on 14 May 1867 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
  9. MARTIN CHUMBLEY was born in Aug 1841 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died after Jul 1920 in Indiana. He married:
    1. NANCY TURPEN on 30 Mar 1862 in Pulaski County, Kentucky She was born in 1842 in Kentucky She died before 1900 in Indiana.
    1. MARY ANN BLACK on 27 Dec 1868 in Pike County, Indiana (Record Book: 5 OS Page: 194). She was born about 1845 in Indiana.
    1. MALINDA J. LAWRENCE in 1900 in Dubois, Indiana (2nd marriage for both). She was born in Mar 1851 in Indiana. She died before 1910 in Indiana, USA.
  • MARGARET CAIN (daughter of Ephriam Cain and Rebecca McDonald) on 15 Aug 1861 in Russell County, Kentucky She was born in 1843 in Russell County, Kentucky She died on 09 Jan 1876 in Pulaski County, Kentucky (cause of death: female disease).
  • LUCINDA “RINDA” J. MCCLENDON (daughter of William McClendon and Sarah Jane “Sally” Gooden) on 16 Aug 1876 in Pulaski County, Kentucky She was born on 23 Apr 1850 in Kentucky She died on 08 Jan 1894 in Pike County, Indiana.
  • MARTHA MCCORMICK on 21 Mar 1895 in Pike County, Indiana (Source: MARRIAGE RECORD 1859 1905 Record Location: Pike County – Indiana Grooms by Ruth M. Slevin Opal Phillips [Record Book 4 through Book 11, page 232].). She was born in Nov 1841 in Kentucky She died in Nov 1903 in Pike County, Indiana.
  • SARAH F. DAWSON on 09 Feb 1905 in Pike County, Indiana ((Source: MARRIAGE RECORD 1859 1905 Record Location: Pike County – Indiana Grooms by Ruth M. Slevin Opal Phillips [Record Book 4 through Book 11, page 232]). She was born about 1846 in Indiana. She died on 22 Feb 1915 in Winslow, Pike County, Indiana.
  • ALICE NAOMI RUSS on 08 May 1915 in Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana (by A.D. Green). She was born on 08 Apr 1856 in Kentucky She died in Oakland City, Indiana.

8.  SAMUEL ALEXANDER CHUMBLEY was born on 22 Jul 1845 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 21 Sep 1925 in Dorena, Russell, Kentucky (died of nephritis). He married:

  • COATNEY “CLARANN” CAIN (daughter of Ephriam Cain and Rebecca McDonald) on 06 Mar 1866 in Waterloo, Russell County, Kentucky (Marriage records states they married at the home of Richard Rayburn.) She was born on 08 Jun 1846 in Russell County, Kentucky She died on 24 Oct 1920 in Wolf Creek, Russell County, Kentucky (cause of death Tuberculosis of lungs for two years).
  • RUTH A. LANDS POPPLEWELL on 16 Mar 1921 in Russell County, Kentucky She was born on 26 Jun 1851 in Kentucky. (

Andrew Chumbley and Mary Elizabeth Jane Goodin had the following children:

  1. LEE ANDREW “LEANDER” CHUMBLEY was born on 01 Jul 1861 in Gaines, Pulaski, Kentucky He died on 28 Aug 1924 in Wolf Creek, Russell, Kentucky He married Victoria Wilson (daughter of William Fuller Wilson and Rhoda Jane Hopper) in 1883 in Kentucky She was born on 21 Jul 1858 in Russell, Kentucky She died on 19 Aug 1932 in Wolf Creek, Russell, Kentucky.
  2. LEWIS WADE CHUMBLEY was born on 08 Aug 1865 in Gaines, Pulaski, Kentucky He died on 17 Jul 1960 in Pulaski, Kentucky. He married Armina E. “Anna” Cain (daughter of Ephraim Asberry Cain and Mary E Addie) on 06 May 1888 in Russell County, Kentucky (Home of Josiah Wilson). She was born on 01 Apr 1863 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.  She died on 04 Apr 1942 in Russell County, Kentucky.
  3. WILEY W. CHUMBLEY was born about 1867 in Kentucky

Revised 5 generation file

Okay, I have a revised 5 generation file for you, and I deleted the first file I loaded on this page. I was able to put the marriages in the correct order for our descendant report, but it wasn’t easy. I use FTM version 2019. The only way I could fix the order of the marriages was by going to each multiple marriage of each person and then sort them. I tried to figure out how to globally do this for the entire tree, but no luck. I even went online to look for support, no luck. Thanks to our research team, I also fixed some errors that were in the report. I feel I should use a disclaimer posting this “Revised” descendant report, but let me just clarify that this is our 5 generation report as it stands with our research at this time. Ha! All of us know that our research is a never ending, ongoing task and there is always new information coming at you from so many directions, right? This report will serve as our baseline as we move forward and it will be revised as needed. Enjoy and leave me some feedback on the report.

Our 5 generation file

We have been on the job proofing our 5 generation report and are slowing making headway. I will make the changes in our report and re-submit the revised report as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience,

Kathy Chumley

Descendant Report for Robert and Betsy Chumley through 5 generations

I expected to have revisions to my report and I am extremely happy one of our Research Members found a format error. This tree was generated through Family Tree Maker program and there are many ways to print a report. The default is set so the family report follows the most direct line of your tree. The multiple marriages in a family line would therefore not be in chronological order. I will be fixing that error in the near future. I just wanted everyone to be aware of it and please check back here for an update. Don’t miss a post. All you need to do is enter your email under the “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL” Click Follow and you will receive notifications of new posts by email.

Thanks everyone,

Kathy

Robert and Betsy Chumley – through 5 generations

Years ago, seems so very long ago, a couple of researchers helped me with proofing and creating a complete family tree through 5 generations starting with our oldest proven recorded ancestors, Robert and Betsy Chumley. What an endeavor we undertook. It was a lofty goal and it took all our research talents to complete the list. We were just wrapping up our research, when life through me a curve ball and I had to put my participation to the research project on hold. I am sure others in the group were discouraged that we would ever get our project of someday writing our Chumley History completed. If they did, they never shared it with me. Instead, a few came along side and sent me words of wisdom, prayers, loving advise, cards and emails kept coming and I got through it all. We have now achieved a huge hurdle; getting this complete family tree out for the world to see. Let me try and explain the process of completing this tree.

Our research group is always looking for more people to help us in our goal to write the Chumley History, people who will bring more information and share it with us and others. We started with just a handful of people, but what each of us had to contribute was amazing! I have a spreadsheet of each person in the group, what talents and skills they bring to our group, and the really amazing part is that we have a representative from each of the family lines that branch off Robert and Betsy Chumley. I think it was just logical for us to think a book must be printed and our history must be preserved.

My dear friend Gail stuck it out until the very end. Together, we managed to make contacts within our group and find out where they got their family information and try and find proof for all names, dates, and events that we had in our Chumley Tree. The platform we used to help us work together was Ancestry.com. Several in our group had an ancestry account and this was any efficient way we could compare dates and other information, and if there was a discrepancy, we could discuss it as a group and decide the information we would go with. One of the most frequent questions in our group was “Are we going with the headstone date or the death certificate?” Now that might sound like an odd question, but here is the problem with information. Genealogy information is only as good as the person who gave the information. Here are some examples of what I am talking about.

1 – I learned the very quickly from Glenda about the error of dates. I was astonished when she told me how many headstones had the wrong dates on them in my own family cemetery in Claiborne County, Tennessee. This revelation did not detour us from our research, but it did encourage us to dig deeper.

2 – Census records – forget about it! There are many things to beware when taking information from census records. Did the information come from a family member, a neighbor, a child? Did the census taker really visit each home or did he just sit at the end of the road and talk to passerbys?

3 – Death certificates – it is not uncommon that children do not know their mother’s maiden name, or have the incorrect birth date. This is just a couple of examples we found with death certificates.

4. – Draft cards – young men would sometimes lie about their age so they could serve their country during times of war.

I could go on and on, but you can see the quandary of it all. It was painstaking to identify each families data, let alone each person in the household. However, we did persevere and I am so happy to show the fruits of our labor. I feel I need to write some disclaimer at this point, but please understand this was our groups best attempt to give an account of the descendants of Robert and Betsy Chumley. I welcome all questions and please let me know if you disagree with any information.

See Updated 5 generation report dated 7/31/2020.