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Swain Genealogical and Historical Society to explore Chambers family history

Swain Genealogical and Historical Society to explore Chambers family history

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, in Bryson City, Frank March and Henry Chambers will present “The Lamon Chambers Map” at this year’s first Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society meeting. 

In the early 1800s, the Phillip Chambers family and its descendants were among the early settlers of what is now the Chambers Creek area of the Northshore of Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A more recent descendant of that family, Lamon Chambers, took on the role of family genealogist and in 1991 published a family history entitled “The Phillip Chambers Family and Their Relatives.” 

In 2022, Henry Chambers and Frank March did extensive field work to locate the remains of the home sites shown on the map. Utilizing Lamon’s map, they will present the findings and results of their field research.

The 4 presentation will be held at the Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center, 45 East Ridge Drive in Bryson City. Conversation and refreshments will follow the presentation.

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