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Place of Burial: District 2, Mason, Kentucky
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Birthplace: Bromley Bridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States
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About John Chambers

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John Chambers (October 6, 1780 – September 21, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky and the second Governor of the Iowa Territory.


Chambers was born at Bromley Bridge, Somerset County, New Jersey, on October 6, 1780 to Roland Chambers (1744–1821).


Education & Early Career


He attended the public schools and the Transylvania Seminary at Lexington, Kentucky. In 1794 he moved with his father to Washington, Mason County, Kentucky. After studying law he was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced practice in Washington, Kentucky. Chambers served as aide-de-camp to General William Henry Harrison in the War of 1812 and was at the Battle of the Thames. He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1812, 1815, 1830, and 1831. In 1825, Chambers was appointed judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He resigned in 1827.


U.S. Congressional career


He was elected as a pro-Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Metcalfe and served from December 1, 1828, to March 3, 1829; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Claims (Twenty-fifth Congress).


Chambers represented the counties of Pendleton, Bracken, Robertson, Nicholas and Bourbon.


After Congress


Chambers was appointed Governor of the Iowa Territory in 1841, serving until 1845. He was then commissioner to negotiate a treaty with the Sioux Indians in 1849. He died near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, September 21, 1852 and was interred in the family burial ground at Washington, in Mason County, Kentucky.


Spouse & Issue


He married Margaret Taylor (b. May 22, 1781), daughter of Major Ignatius Taylor (1742–1807), on June 16, 1803. She died on March 4, 1807. They had no surviving children.


He married secondly, on October 29, 1807, to Hannah Lee Taylor (January 9, 1791 – November 11, 1832), daughter of Major Ignatius Taylor with his second wife, Barbara Bowie (1756–1805). Hannah was a half sister to John's first wife Margaret. John and Hannah had twelve children; Margaret Taylor (1808–1863), Joseph Sprigg Taylor, Hannah Lee Taylor, James Taylor, Matilda Taylor, Francis Taylor, Jane Taylor, Mary Taylor, Laura Taylor, John Taylor, James Taylor, Henry Taylor, Lucretia Taylor.

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John Chambers, 2nd Governor of the Iowa Territory's Timeline

1780
October 6, 1780
Bromley Bridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
1803
June 16, 1803
Age 22
1807
October 29, 1807
Age 27
St Johns Parish, Washington, Maryland, United States
1808
December 2, 1808
Age 28
Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States
1810
October 30, 1810
Age 30
Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States
1812
July 16, 1812
Age 31
Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States
1814
March 4, 1814
Age 33
Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States
March 4, 1814
Age 33
Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States
1815
March 17, 1815
Age 34
Mason, Kentucky, USA
1817
July 29, 1817
Age 36
Washington, Mason, Kentucky, United States