Chambers, Benjamin (c. 1709-1788)

Founder of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Immigrated to Pennsylvania (c. 1726). Founded the town of Chambersburg (1730); built a saw-mill and grist-mill. Traveled to England to testify on behalf of the Penns in the Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary dispute.

Scots-Irish. Married twice; had issue.

First letter in correspondence: September 20, 1788; Lewis H. Garrard, Memoir of Charlotte Chambers (Philadelphia, 1856), pp. i, vi, x, xii, xxxvi.