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Capt Robert Chambers, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1758
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1813
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Robert was the son of Robert Chambers Sr. and Elizabeth Hammell. His is presumed to have been born in Windsor Twp., old Middlesex Co., NJ, where his parents resided (now East Windsor or Robbinsville Twp., Mercer Co., near Allentown, Monmouth Co.).

With his brothers William and David, he was bequeathed the residue of his father's estate (including the homestead property) in 1774. He bought out his brothers' interest in the home plantation.

He was a soldier during the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of captain. He is reported to have crossed the Delaware with Gen. George Washington in December 1776, at age 18, and to have fought in the battles of Trenton and Princeton (with his brother and cousins). He was with Washington's army at Valley Forge and Morristown.

Robert married Francina Reeder on 22 Nov. 1781. He purchased 15.25 acres from William and Phebe Lloyd in Nottingham Twp., Burlington Co., NJ, 25 March 1807. He was then referred to as of Nottingham Twp. He lived in Cross Keys for several years, where he built five or six houses.

He is referred to as a scrivener, having written many wills and contracts. About 1802, he purchased a residence on Broad (then Queen) Street, in southern Trenton, south of where the Mercer County Courthouse later stood. This property was in Nottingham Twp., old Burlington County, which is why Robert is referred to as of that place in his will. When the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton was rebuilt in 1839, his and his wife's gravestones had to be relocated and were placed in the northeastern outside wall of the church.

He died at the age of 55 years on Mill Hill, in Nottingham Twp., old Burlington Co., NJ, in what is now South Trenton, Mercer Co. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Chambers (____ - 1774)
  Elizabeth Hammell Chambers
 
 Spouse:
  Francina Reeder Chambers (1758 - 1814)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Chambers (1788 - 1865)*
  Abigail C. Chambers Hendry Carver (1790 - 1882)*
  Reeder Chambers (1792 - 1831)*
  Montgomery Chambers (1796 - 1880)*
  David Chambers (1801 - 1880)*
  Andrew Reeder Chambers (1804 - 1871)*
 
 Sibling:
  Robert Chambers (1758 - 1813)
  Elizabeth Chambers Mount (1761 - 1829)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Heartfelt thanks to Scott Balyer for creating this memorial and the tablet image.
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: tablets in East Wall of Church
 
Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
Originally Created by: Scott Balyer
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50148966
Capt Robert Chambers, Jr
Added by: Joseph R. Klett
 
Capt Robert Chambers, Jr
Added by: Scott Balyer
 
 
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Thank you for your service to the nation. May you rest in peace. (From a nephew, a few times removed.)
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Apr. 13, 2015
 
 
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