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Benjamin Lee Chambers


Gender:
Male
Born:
Unknown
Died:
Unknown
Home Town:
Chestertown, PA
Marriage(s):
Caroline Pearce Chambers (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Benjamin Lee Chambers was a descendent of Benjamin Chambers, who emigrated from Antrim, Ireland to PA in 1726 and settled at the present day site of Chambersburg, PA. His father, General Benjamin Chambers, fought in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. His mother was Elizabeth Forman of Chambersburg, PA. His wife, Caroline I. Pearce is the daughter of Benjamin Pearce of Cecil County, MD. No information is given on Chambers' death.

Education
Years at LLS:
1821-1823

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Litchfield Eagle, October 7, 1822.; Litchfield Eagle, October 6, 1823; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 18.

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