History of Pickaway County
and Representative Citizens
Edited and Compiled by
Hon. Aaron R. Van Cleaf
B. CHAMBERS, who enjoys the esteem of his
fellow-citizens in general, and is the superintendent of
a somewhat noted property in Pickaway township, known as
the S. H. Ruggles estate, which comprises some
1,650 acres of well-cultivated land, was born in Hocking
County, Ohio, Mar. 24, 1865. He is a son of
Henry and Mary A. (Hunter) Chambers.
The parents of Mr. Chambers are natives and
residents of Hocking County, where Alexander Chambers,
the grandfather, a native of Pennsylvania, was an early
settler. The family has always been one of thrift
Samuel B. Chambers was reared in Hocking County
and was mainly educated in the public schools at
Tarlton. He has always devoted himself to
agriculture and owns 150 acres of land in Hocking
County. From Hocking he went to Fairfield County,
where he lived until 1894, when he came to Pickaway
County, residing for a time in Washington township.
After accepting the position of superintendent of the
Ruggles estate, in 1897, he removed to Pickaway
township. The successful management of so large a
body of land entails much hard work and requires
the exercise of constant vigilance and the possession of
good judgment. This is one of the largest estates
in Pickaway County. It may justly be stated that
it is also one of the best managed.
Mr. Chambers was married Nov. 9, 1893, to
Sarah J. Gayman, a native of Canal Winchester,
Franklin County, Ohio, who is a daughter of Daniel
Gayman, late of Franklin County. Mr. and
Mrs. Chambers have two bright, interesting sons -
Henry Gayman and Daniel Hunter.
Mr. Chambers is an independent thinker and votes
according to his own convictions. In all local
matters he is found to be liberal minded and
public-spirited and enjoys the reputation of a
first-class citizen. Both he and his wife are
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Kingston,
in which he is serving the official board as steward.
Source: History of Pickaway County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens, Edited and Compiled by Hon.
Aaron R. Van Cleaf. Circleville, Ohio - Publ. 1906 -