The Chambliss Family

My maternal grandmother was Florence Angeline (Chambliss) Rector. I am presently doing research on this branch of my family. Here is the information I have so far.

Florence Angeline Chambliss
b. 9/23/1902 Jefferson County, IL
d. 3/3/1979 Jefferson County, IL

Florence's parents:

William David Chambliss
b. 12/18/1863 Jefferson County, IL
d. 8/21/1944 Jefferson County, IL

Lydia Wilson
b. 9/12/1874 Jefferson County, IL
d. 7/4/1916 Jefferson County, IL

William's parents:

Wiley Dawson Chambliss
b. 9/9/1840 Robertson County, TN
d. 10/28/1919 Jefferson County, IL

Mary Emily Sledge
b. 9/23/1844 Jefferson County, IL
d. 3/26/26 Jefferson County, IL

Wiley's parents:

Joseph James Chambliss, Sr.
b. ?
d. Feb. 1845 of pneumonia, buried in TN

Sarah Ann Connell
b. 1820
d. 7/17/1860 Jefferson County, IL

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The surname Chambliss is locational in origin and means "one who came from Chambles", a town in Southern France, and it meant a curve or bend in the road. ---Elsdon C. Smith's New Dictionary of American Family Names

Originally four brothers came from France to England to America. The family was of French Ruguenot descent. One brother settled in Virginia, one in North Carolina, one in Tennessee and the youngest, John, moved to Alabama in 1820. The first Chamblisses were small in stature and blue eyed. ---Archives History, Montgomery, Alabama.

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