Re: Nancy Chambers Boyd
If it's any consolation, there are many of us out here who have researched that same Boyd family but have nothing further to add. It appears that John (Wagonner Jack) Boyd moved to Coosa County, Alabama between 1840 and 1850 and that's when Nancy came to Georgia. Family lore says that her only son, James, went back to South Carolina and brought her to Georgia on horseback. She is with James and his wife, Milly Tidwell Boyd, in the 1850 census (Pike County but I believe they were actually physically in Meriwether).James' land (also your Sarah's) was right on the river which separates the two counties). I have a copy of the deed where John sold half of Land Lot 265 in the Upper Ninth District of Meriwether County to Sarah Bell.The land is almost on the Flint River. John was a resident of Coosa County, AL, at the time he sold the land (5 Oct. 1842).
An Adam Chambers is mentioned as being Nancy's "next friend" in the 1824 court case in Newberry in which Nancy attempted to get alimony from John. I would assume she was aiming at a divorce, accusing John of consorting with another woman, namely a Mrs. Bell. I have often wondered if that was Sarah's future husband's mother. After hearing evidence from witnesses, the court denied Nancy's request for alimony and told her and John to make their peace. The record of this case is in the Newberry Equity Court records. In some of the transcribed records for Newberry you may see Chambers and Chalmers interchanged. I don't think Nancy's maiden name has ever been proved beyond a doubt.
I have researched the Boyds in this line a great deal and would be happy to share the Boyd part. Wish I could add more to your Chambers and Bells but I have nothing to contribute.
Keep the faith. Something will break one day.