Robert and Besty Ford Chumley

Robert and Betsy Ford 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 Walker’s Line and Gap Creek, in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Robert land in 1826

Children of Robert and Betsy Chumley include:
1. Andrew Chumley was born on 18 Feb 1803 in Giles County, Virginia. He died on 19 Oct 1892 in Jabez, Russell County, Kentucky. He married (1) ELIZABETH “BETSY” CADLE (daughter of Mark Jackson Cadle and Mary Polly Covey) in Aug 1826 in Russell County, Kentucky. She was born in 1804 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. She died about 1865 in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky. He married (2) 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 County, Kentucky.

2. Lewis Chumley was born in 1806 in Virginia. He died in 1880 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Mary Elizabeth “Mae” Freeman in 1830 in Arthur, Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born on 14 Aug 1810 in North Carolina. She died on 08 Oct 1886 in Condray, Dent County, Missouri.

3. John Chumbley was born about 1809 in Virginia. He died about 1854 in Claiborne County, Tennessee,. He married Malinda Ellen Sharp about 1831 in Tennessee. She was born on 18 Jul 1806 in Tennessee (Birth Tennessee Recorded in the Ebenezer Church Register). She died about 1865 in Benton County, Arkansas.

4. Charles Ballard Chumley was born about 1814 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 11 Feb 1847 in Green Hill, Wilson County, Tennessee (Died on the way home from the Tex-Mexican War, about 15 miles from Nashville, Tennessee at William Mastin’s home.). He married Delina Carroll (daughter of William Carroll) on 06 Feb 1836 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born in 1815 in North Carolina. She died on 25 Apr 1894 in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

5. Brittain Chumley was born about 1815 in Powell Valley, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 20 Jan 1851 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He married Margaret Ellen “Peggy” Russell in 1834 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born about 1817 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died after Jun 1880 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.

6. Sarah Chumley was born about 1819 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died before 1900 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She married John “Jack” Lingar (son of John V Lingar and Mary Polly) on 15 Feb 1838 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was born about 1815 in Mingo Hollow, Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died in 1899 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

7. Malinda Chumley was born in Feb 1821 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died on 03 May 1881 in Polk County, Missouri. She married John Slatten (son of Hiram Slatten and Sarah unknown) on 06 Sep 1845 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (Looks like image says Sep. Transcription says Aug). He was born about 1825 in Hawkins, Tennessee (birth date per family researchers data). He died in 1860 in Polk County, Missouri (Burial: King Cem, Polk Co., Missouri).

8. Eliza Chumley was born about 1824 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died on 22 Sep 1870 in Polk County, Missouri. She married James Harvey Lyngar (son of John V Lingar and Mary Polly) on 19 Jan 1843 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (William McNeil, M.G.). He was born on 12 Feb 1821 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He died on 26 Jan 1902 in Greene County, Missouri.

9. Emily Chumley was born in 1826 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She died in 1850 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (Emily died sometime before Aug 1850 when census was taken.). She married Riley Clark on 01 Jan 1850 in Claiborne County, Tennessee (Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002). He was born in 1827 in Tennessee. He died on 14 Mar 1894 in Tennessee.

Robert lived in Claiborne County, Tennessee in 1830. The 1830 Census Knox Co., Tennessee shows Robert and Betsy and 6 children living in Claiborne County and the 1840 census shows neighbors listed as Robert’s sons Lewis, John, Andrew and families. Nearby neighbors include James and Benjamin Lay and Robert’s grandson Daniel Huff. Son Charles Ballard and family live close by with the James Cadle family as neighbors.Robert Chumley Tombstone King Cemetery in Polk County Missouri

Sometime after Betsy died, Robert moved to Polk County, Missouri. He lived with his daughter Melinda and son-in-law John Slatton until his death in 1853. Robert farmed his land in Missouri along with his son-in-law John Slatton and John’s sons. Robert’s daughter Elizabeth and her family lived on a farm next to them.) Robert died on 18 Jan 1853 in Bolivar, Polk, Missouri and he was buried at King Cemetery in Polk County, Missouri.

James Newton Lay family traveled to Dent County, Missouri with the Robert Chumley families. Son of James Newton Lay, Waitsel Nuley Lay married Mildred Aggie “Mollie” Chumley daughter of Lewis and Mary Freeman Chumley, who also made the trip to Missouri.

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