Martha Chambers

about 1772–15 August 1800 (Age 28)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Chambers was born about 1772, in New Jersey, United States. She married Nathaniel Herriott about 1793, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 15 August 1800, in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Herriott
1772–1841
Martha Chambers
1772–1800
Marriage: about 1793
Hannah Harriot
1794–1860
John Foreman Herriott
1795–1864
Ursula Herriot
1800–1883
Maria Herriott
1815–1850
Smith Herriott
1819–1843
Samuel Herriott
1797–1871
William Harriott
1803–1839
David Herriot
1803–1887
Caroline Herriott
1814–1880
Nathaniel Harriett
1817–1907
James Herriott
1821–1844

Spouse and Children

    Nathaniel Herriott

    Male1772–1841Male

    Female1772–1800Female

MARRIAGE
about 1793
New Jersey, United States
children

(11)

    Female1794–1860Female

    John Foreman Herriott

    Male1795–1864Male

    Samuel Herriott

    Male1797–1871Male

    Ursula Herriot

    Female1800–1883Female

    Male1803–1839Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 3

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 4

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1780

Age 8

"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who was employed in the private living quarters of his master, rather than in the public halls of the manor. The name represents a genitive or plural form of Middle English cha(u)mbre ‘chamber’, ‘room’ (Latin camera), and is synonymous in origin with Chamberlain , but as that office rose in the social scale, this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Polly Chambers in entry for Samuel Harriot, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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