Jacob Metcalf + Elizabeth Buckner                       William R. Chambers + Mary McMurtrie                   
                                      |                                                                 |  
                        
James Metcalf                +         Matilda Jane Chambers
                
1826 - 1896                                                    1826 - 1863?                         
                                                          |
                             
Serena Elizabeth Metcalf, 1850 - ?
                             Flora Marcena Metcalf (Andrew Murphy Elkins), 1854-1932
                                      Wiley Metcalf, 1856 - ?
                                      John Metcalf, 1862 - ?
                                      Polly Metcalf                         
William R. Chambers + Mary McMurtrie
                                                                                                               |
                 
James Metcalf                +          Margaret Susan Chambers
                                           
m. bef 1880            1834 - 1926 (Jane's sister)
                                                                         |
                                      Judson Metcalf, 1867 - ?
                                      Eli (Elbert?)Metcalf, 1868 - ?
                                      Gregg/Gragg Metcalf, 1868 - ?
                                      Ellis Metcalf, 1870 - ?
                                      Marion Lee Metcalf, 1872 - ?
                                      Harriett "Hattie" Metcalf, 1874 - ?
                                      Zebulon Metcalf, 1879 - ?
                                     
                                                                                  
Note: This account involves conjecture. While the marriage of James Metcalf to the two
Chambers sisters has been well established, the date of the second marriage is not clear. In the
1850 census, James Metcalf and his wife Jane, both listed as age 24, resided alone adjacent to
his parents Jacob and Elizabeth. By the time of the 1880 census, James's wife was listed as
"Margaret" and the household included eight children, from Wiley, age 24, to Zebulon, age 1, as
well as a Chambers sister-in-law.
Corrections, supporting documents, and clarifications will be much appreciated.             

Sources: U. S. Census, 1850, 1880; Dorothy Elkins Murdock; Ancestry.com's OneWorldTree;
             Frances Ruth Elkins Owenby
                                          
WNC TImeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 10 Jan 2010