3 October 1918 "Owen County Journal" News

AMANDA CAROLINA (Litten) CHAMBERS was born February 29, 1838, and died September 10, 1918, aged 80 years, 6 months, 11 days. On October the 24th, 1861 she was married to Jasper B. Chambers. To this union were born three children, Maston, Ora and the elder son dying in infancy. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Litten and was one of three children of whom Rhoda and Betsy preceded her in death. Four brothers, Jackson, Jacob, James and Thomas and three sisters, Susanna, Mary and Sarah survive her. She is also survived by six grand-children and one great grand-child. For more then nine months she has suffered from heart trouble and dropsy, bearing her illness patiently. She was kind and loved by all her friends. Although she had never confessed Christ we believe God has taken her into his fold for she had spoken so many times of "The main thing is to be ready."

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Bloomington Newsletter, Mar 3, 1855, p. 3

Submitted by Nancy White

Died in Washington Township, Owen County, Indiana, January 12, 1855, Mr. Elijah Chambers. He was born near Georgetown, Maryland, on the 20th of September, 1772, and was, at the time of his death, in the 83rd year of his age. He was for 60 years a member in the communion of the Regular Baptist Church and for 57 years was a preacher of the gospel. In his long life he exemplified in his daily walk the faith which for so many years he had professed and preached. In 1818 he removed to Owen County, then almost entirely a wilderness, where he continued to reside until his death. His death was occasioned by a stroke of palsy which deprived him of speech for the last few days of his life. He left the aged companion of his life with whom he had lived 58 years together with his neighbors and a numerous kindred to lament his departure.

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