Levers, Robert (1723-1788)

Pennsylvania merchant, land speculator, and public official.

Served a mercantile apprenticeship in London. Immigrated to Philadelphia (c. 1748), where he worked as a schoolmaster and bookkeeper. Clerk to Richard Peter, provincial secretary and head of the Pennsylvania land office.

Assistant to postmaster William Franklin. Also worked as a merchant (from 1759) and scrivener. Speculated in Northampton and Cumberland County lands. Built two mills in Dansbury, Pennsylvania. Paymaster of the Twelfth Regiment of the Continental Army (1776). Protonotary of Northampton County (1777-88).

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Levers of London. Married Mary Church in 1756; eight children.