Benjamin Chambers


Benjamin Chambers was born on October 16,1749. He was the son of James Chambers and Sarah Lee. Eventually he aquired a real education in 1781 he succeded Forman as clerk of the Kent County Court. In 1790 he increased in wealth by 1810 he owned 18 slaves. Then also in 1810 he bought a mansion in Chestertown. He died January of 1816 in Chestertown, he was 67 years old.
Benjamin Chambers was the founder of Chambersburg. He was twenty six when he was recommended for commisions by the Kent County Committee of safety. Ben became very close with the formans daughter and would eventually marry her. Her name was Elizabeth and they were actually cousins. They bought a house in 1785. They would raise at least 10 children.