Joel Chambliss and Mary Bailey had a son named Robert Chambliss [1788 NC - 1829 KY]; Robert married Ruth Bledsoe and they had the following issue: Roberta, Soloman B. who married Elizabeth Susan Keenan, Robert B., Henry, and Eliza Jane.
Soloman B. Chambliss and Elizabeth, his wife, had the following issue: Margaret, Joel H., Mary J., Thomas J., Robert B., Sarah E., Roberta J., and James T. Chambliss.
Joel Chambliss, son of Soloman and Elizabeth, was born in 1846 in Clay County, Illinois. He enlisted in the United States Army, Company C, 136th Illinois Infantry, on June 1, 1864, while living at Olney, Illinois.He died while in service to his country during the Civil War; the place of death was Columbus, Kentucky, and he died on July 8, 1864.This military unit was never in battle and was used primarily for garrison duty with occasional scouting missions and raids against guerrillas.Note: The source of this information incorrectly listed Joel H. Chambliss's surname as "Chamblens."See: "Roster of Company C 136th Illinois Infantry," located at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/rl55/136-c-in.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/rl55/136-c-in.htm p. l.
Of interest was the following: Columbus, Kentucky, was of some significance during the early stages of the Civil War. Both Union and Confederate forces wanted to control the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. A chain barrier had been built across the Mississippi River at Columbus in Hickman County, Kentucky. After General Grant defeated the Rebels at both Fort Donelson and at Pittsburgh Landing/Shilo on the Tennessee River, the chain across the Mississippi River at Columbus was no longer needed. This was where Joel Chambliss, died.
The garrison and guerrilla missions of Joel's unit may have been much more significant than was reflected in the record. The guerrillas were busy in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri.Quantrell, Davison, Sue Munday, and Magruder and other raiders robbed banks, burned court houses, stole horses, chickens, hogs, and other animals. They also treated women with disrespect. Quantrell was finally caught and hanged.Davison was shot by Home Guards near Patesville, Kentucky. Sue Munday (Jerome Clark)was caught near Webster, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and hanged in Louisville. None of these raiders were associated with a military unit. Davison, who had been a Capt. in the 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA), burned the courthouses at Hardinsburg and Owensboro, Kentucky. He killed any federal soldier he could find. He had resigned his commission after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and became a rebel outlaw. Davison had been raised near Hawesville in Hancock County, Kentucky, where his family lived in the Skillman Bottoms.
After Joel H. Chambliss died at Columbus, Kentucky, his remains were taken to his home where he was buried in the Golden Cemetery near Louisville, Clay County, Illinois. His parents were also buried nearby in the same cemetery.
I was grateful to Wayne Meador for his research concerning the bands of guerrillas which was reported herein.