CHAMBERS, Daniel G. – (b. 1835)

Elder Daniel G. CHAMBERS, a well known minister of the Primitive Baptist Church, engaged in farming in Fayette County, was born in Robertson County, Tenn., January 5, 1835, and is a son of Gools B. and Rebecca (Gordon) CHAMBERS.  The father was born in Halifax County, Va., August 11, 1802, being of English descent, and died in Fayette County, Tenn., June 21, 1881.  The mother was born in Robertson County, Tenn., April 13, 1805, and was of Scotch-Irish descents and died in Fayette County March 26, 1878.  They married in Robertson County in 1823.  In 1836 they moved to Fayette County and settled in the Fifteenth District, nine miles east of Somerville.  In early life the father gave his time to farming. In 1844 he attended the Botanical Medical College at Memphis, Tenn., and after receiving his diploma he returned to Fayette County and practiced medicine there for seventeen years.  In 1862 he retired from the practice and again gave his time to farming. They were both Primitive Baptists. 

Our subject was the seventh of thirteen children; he had the advantage of a good education; he was still an infant when his parents moved to Fayette County and has always made it his home.  In 1860 Mr. CHAMBERS purchased a farm and has been a most enterprising farmer, now owning more than 500 acres of land in Fayette County.  October 3, 1859, he married Miss Mary F. TAYLOR, a cultured lady, born in Fayette County.  One son and three daughters were born them; Martha F., born May 1, 160; Margaret L., born October 5, 1862; Thomas G., born August 1, 1865, and Amanda C., born May 27, 1867.  In early life Mr. CHAMBERS professed religion and for seven or eight years past has been a popular preacher in the Primitive Baptist Church.  He is a good man and a most valuable citizen. 

Source:  Goodspeed’s History of Tennessee, 1887.