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John Quincy Chambers
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1831
Jennings County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 19, 1910
Cainsville
Harrison County
Missouri, USA

Answered the Last Roll Call

John Quincy Chambers, one of the few remaining pioneers, and an old soldier, answered the last roll call May 19, 1910. He was born in Jennings Co., Ind., in 1831, and so was in his 79th year.

He came to Harrison County, Mo., with his parents, John Chambers, Jr. and Elizabeth Hankins Chambers, in 1845; his father entering land in what is now the corporate limits of Cainsville, and has lived here the greater part of his life. He lived for a time in Pleasanton, Iowa; moved to California twice; had the management of the Harrison County Poor Farm two or three years; was proprietor of the Cainsville Flouring Mill for a time; and was the principal blacksmith here 20 or more years. He was ever a busy man and surely did his share of downright hard work.

He enlisted in the 35th Mo. Vol. Inft., Comp. F, serving until discharged. While in the service he contracted the disease which finally ended his life.

He was married to Miss Elizabeth Bishop on Nov. 17, 1850, and to this union 10 children were born, 4 of whom are living who with the widow mourn the death of a fond parent and true husband. He professed his faith in Christ in 1847 and was baptised by Eld. Ira Blakely on the 3rd Sunday in March of the same year. So for more than 60 years he has been a member of the Baptist church, and the writer owes him a debt of gratitude for his solicitude for our soul's salvation.

For five years previous to our conversion (1867) he, his brother Joe, and sister Rebecca, were our closest co-workers in the temperance work at Cainsville, and were true as steel in every emergency.

We have known him 48 years, and for the last 20 years he has been in the "Valley of the Shadow of Death", and often when he was our near neighbor we have seen him hoeing in his garden on his knees. His enfeebled body embittered his mind and he could not get out of life what he should. His church life was far from what it was 40 years ago and did not yield the consolation the Christian needs as they near the sundown of life, as his afflictions keeping him from God's house. But reader, did you ever think that

"Sometimes I think the Angel Death,
Comes down from realms above,
And grants to souls unfit for flight,
More time to learn God's love.

Sometimes I think the pitying tears,
Like rain on parched sod,
Brings forth new life from wearing years,
And brings us home to God."

David said: "It is good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Thy precepts."

Funeral services, Friday, conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. V. M. Harper at the Baptist Church at 2 P.M. Songs were feelingly rendered, the parting looking taken, and then the casket enbowered in flowers was taken to the Zoar Cemetery under escort of the I.O.O.F., and D. of R., interred according to their beautiful burial ritual. We left him to rest, and while his tired and emaciated body rests surrounded by its kindred clay, the spirit has returned to the God Who gave it. While we mingle our tears in sorrow here, he is enjoying the hallelujahs of heaven. Brother, friend, co-worker, adieu, until we meet again.

May the Holy Spirit keep and guide his loved ones is my prayer. J.H. Burrows The Cainesville News, May 26, 1910 
 
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 Parents:
  John Chambers (1790 - 1851)
  Elizabeth Hankins Chambers (1796 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Elizabeth Bishop Chambers (1833 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Joab Chambers (1852 - 1921)*
  Mary Catherine Chambers Jacobs (1854 - 1945)*
  David Macy Chambers (1859 - 1922)*
  Talitha Jane Chambers Lawhead (1861 - 1892)*
  Ida Belle Chambers McKiddy (1863 - 1918)*
  Milton Chambers (1865 - 1866)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Chambers (1815 - 1879)*
  Joseph Chambers (1828 - 1909)*
  John Quincy Chambers (1831 - 1910)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Same stone with Margaret Chambers
 
Burial:
Zoar Cemetery
Cainsville
Harrison County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Steve & Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: ctaz (inactive)
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20366188
John Quincy Chambers
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 Added: Aug. 26, 2013
 
 
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