Maria Chambers

Female1771–after 1821

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Chambers was born in 1771, in Walpack Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Chambers, was 21 and her mother, Hannah Hoover, was 19. She married Nathaniel Herriott about 1793, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1855 and Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1860. She died after 1821, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Herriott
Maria Chambers
Marriage: about 1793
Hannah Harriot
John Foreman Herriott
Ursula Herriot
about 1800–1883
Maria Herriott
Smith Herriott
about 1819–1843
Samuel Herriott
William Harriott
David Herriot
Nathaniel Harriett
James Herriott

Sources (4)

  • Maria Chambers, "New Jersey State Census, 1855"
  • Maria Chambers, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Maria Chambers in entry for Sarah E. Mecabe, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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  • Marriage
    about 1793New Jersey, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 5

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 15

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning


    from Middle English chaumbre ‘room (in a house); reception room in a palace or official building’ (Old French chambre). It is identical in implied function with the Chamberlain , which denoted an official: to pay in cameram was to pay into the exchequer, of which the camerarius or chamberer was in charge. The surname also applied to clerks employed there. As the office of Chamberlain rose in the social scale, this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber or private quarters.

    (of Norman origin): habitational name from Les Chambres, Manche (France).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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