Chambers, Adam B.
Born: 1808-01-09 Pennsylvania
Died: 1854-05-22 Saint Louis, Missouri
Flourished: Saint Louis, Missouri
At the age of twenty-one, Chambers moved from his native state to Pike County, Missouri, settling in Bowling Green. Having read law in Pennsylvania, he earned admission to the bar and established himself as an attorney of renown. He also devoted time to agricultural pursuits and to developing Bowling Green. In 1832, he volunteered for service in the Black Hawk War, accompanying a company from Pike County on an expedition to Des Moines, Iowa Territory. Upon returning home, won election to the Missouri General Assembly, and soon thereafter became prosecuting attorney for the county, retaining that position until 1836, when he again won a seat in the legislature. In 1833, he and partner Oliver Harris established the
Gravestone, Block 92, Lot 63, Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, MO; Walter B. Stevens, 100 Years of the St. Louis Republic (St. Louis: St. Louis Republic, 1908), 10-11; J. Thomas Scharf, History of Saint Louis City and County (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883), 1:816, 827, 891, 914; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Ward 2, Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, MO, 251.