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Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church / Chambers Chapel Cemetery

 
 
Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church/ Chambers Chapel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 15, 2015
1. Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church/ Chambers Chapel Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church

Martha Ann Vaughan Chambers donated an acre of land near Chambers Mineral Springs as a site for a Methodist Episcopal Church South on Nov. 6, 1869. Three wooden frame buildings have stood on this location. The first was built in 1870 and destroyed by a tornado about twenty years later. The second, a large one-room frame church, burned on Dec. 4, 1927. The third was built in 1928 and had a brick facade added in 1959. The original trustees for the church were Madison H. Chambers, Dr. Fred T. Sweet, Lt. Col. James Mortimer Crews (CSA), John James and W.P. Thompson. Witnesses to the 1869 deed were Henry Talbot Bragg and William A. Redd.

Chambers Chapel Cemetery
Many early Shelby County settlers of the Arlington area and generations of their descendants are interred in the adjoining church cemetery. This cemetery is endowed for continuing use of member families with perpetual care ensured. Chambers Chapel Road is named for the church and burial grounds. The church's cornerstone inscription reads:

1870-1892-1928
The 1928 Building Commission was H.S. Bragg, A.W. Herring, F.E. Adams, I.F. Russell, F.S. Bragg, M. Gotten and J.E. Griffin.
 
Erected 1998 by Shelby County Historical Commission and Chambers Chapel
Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church/ Chambers Chapel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 15, 2015
2. Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church/ Chambers Chapel Cemetery Marker
United Methodist Church.
 
Location. 35° 12.771′ N, 89° 41.931′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Chambers Chapel Road 0.2 miles north of U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3185 Chambers Chapel Road, Arlington TN 38002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grey's Creek Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Old Stagecoach Inn (approx. one mile away); Davies Manor (approx. 2.9 miles away); Memphis's Civil War Sites (approx. 4 miles away); Pleasant Hill Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Arlington Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hughes-College Hill Park (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. SHELBY COUNTY TN - CEMETERIES - Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. List of all burials (Submitted on September 16, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

2. Find A Grave Listing For James Mortimer Crews. Birth: Aug. 28, 1835 Death: Apr. 12, 1898 Lt. Col. James M. Crews led the Crews' Battalion from Tennesse in the Civil War, volunteering in Feb. 1862, just before the Battle of Shiloh. His Battalion is listed in the Confederate Order of Battle under Brig. Gen. Breckinridge's Reserve Corps. Lt. Col. James M. Crews was paroled (released after agreeing not to fight
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By Steve Masler, September 15, 2015
3. Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church
again) at the end of 1862. He was born in Georgia to Reuben J. and Elizabeth Crews. (Submitted on September 16, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
 
Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church Hand Painted Sign image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 15, 2015
4. Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church Hand Painted Sign
Chambers Chapel Cemetery Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 15, 2015
5. Chambers Chapel Cemetery Cornerstone
Established 1870
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By Steve Masler, September 15, 2015
6. Chambers Chapel Cemetery Headstone
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By Steve Masler, September 15, 2015
7. Chambers Chapel Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 16, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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