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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Hon. Lorenzo D. Chambers, who resided at Logan Court House, West Virginia:
Was born in Logan county, W.Va., Dec. 23, 1827. In Johnston county, Ky., May 2, 1855, he was married to Margaret L. Auxier, of that county; by this union the following children have been born: Samuel E., Huldah A., Augusta, James L., Geneva, Floyd B. (died in infancy), Louisa, Otis, Agnes, Galen, Charles, Cora, and Lorenzo D.; the six older are married; the youngest six live with their parents. Samuel Auxier, father of Mrs. Chambers, was born Aug. 3, 1791, in Russell county, Va., and died Dec. 13, 1884, in Johnston county, Ky. His wife, Agnes (Wells), was born in Washington county, Va., and is now living in Johnston county, Ky., at an advanced age. Mrs. Chambers’ grandfather moved from Russell county, Va., to Kentucky in 1796; he owned the site where Daniel Boone held his fort, and it is still owned by his descendants. In 1882, the subject of this sketch was appointed commissioner of schools and served six years; in 1883 he was elected to the House of Delegates, which position he filled honorably until the expiration of his term in 1885. He has held many other offices of trust. At the present time he is farming at his beautiful home on Guyandotte River. Besides extensive coal and timber lands, he owns a large dry goods store at Logan Court House, which town is his post office. The Chambers family is one of the oldest and best in Logan county; its members have always been noted for their intelligence, moral and social excellence and wealth.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 823-824.