Archives of Maryland
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Hon. Ezekiel Forman Chambers (b. 1788 - d. 1867)
MSA SC 5496-34613
Property Owner, Kent County , Maryland


Archival Sources - 

Ezekiel F. Chambers, Esqr's Docket. May Term, 1821. Alex Walkup vs. Ed W. Pratt; Eliz Walkup vs. Henry R. Pratt.

Letter from William R. Stuart, President of Maryland Senate, to the President of New Jersey Senate. Mrs. Ford K. Brown Collection MSA SC 247: Materials Accumulated by Ezekiel F. Chambers, Judge from 1834 to 1851.

Acts, 51st New Jersey General Assembly, Dec. 26, 1826, "A Supplement to an act entitled 'an act concerning slaves.'"

"Address and Resolutions adopted at the meeting of the Southern Rights Convention of Maryland, Address delivered by the President, Hon. Ezekiel F. Chambers" J.B. Rose & Co.: Baltimore (1861). Contained within Pamphlets, Political Arbitrary Power in Maryland, Henry May Provenance, MSA SC 5880-2-1.

Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention, Commenced at Annapolis, April 27, 1864. Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 102.

Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1867, Volume 133, Chapter 189. 

KENT COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories) 1668-1966, Book JPI 1, p. 313. 

KENT COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories) 1668-1966, Book 15, p. 352-365.

KENT COUNTY COURT (Land Records), Book JNG 12, 1848-1849, pp. 53 - 54.

SECRETARY OF STATE (Pardon Record), 1845-1865, "David Freeman".

KENT COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF SLAVE STATISTICS (Slave Statistics), 1867-1868, pp. 119 - 122.

KENT COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) 1851-1872, Book JF 1, p. 353. 

KENT COUNTY COURT (Chattel Records), 1820-1823, Book WS 2, p. 136.

Newspapers and Journals - 

"A Slave Case," Dorchester Aurora, 23 January 1837.

"Proceedings of the Maryland Constitutional Reform Convention," The Baltimore Sun, 11 December 1850.

"Slaveholders Protecting Themselves," The Planters Advocate, 21 July 1858.

"Lynch Law in Maryland," The Cecil Whig, 03 July 1858.

"We Published Two Weeks Ago," The Cecil Whig, 17 July 1858.

"Meeting at Chestertown," The Cecil Whig, 24 July 1858.

"The Slavery Question," The Cecil Whig, 24 July 1858.

"Another Excitement at Chestertown," The Cecil Whig, 23 October 1858.

"Meeting of Slaveholders on the Eastern Shore of Maryland," Baltimore American, 19 July 1858.

"Mob Law in Maryland," The Liberator, 19 November, 1858. 

"Death of Judge Chambers."  The Baltimore Sun, 2 February 1867.

"Death of Hon E.F. Chambers." The Chestertown Transcript, 2 February 1867.

Books -

Still, William. Underground Rail Road: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, etc. Philadelphia, PA: Porter & Coales, Publishers, 1872.

Fields, Barbara Jeanne.  Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground:  Maryland During the 19th Century.  New York:  Yale University Press, 1985, 63-67.

Carroll, Kenneth. Quakerism on the Eastern Shore. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1970, p. 142.

Portrait and Biographical Record of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Chapman Publishing Co.: New York, NY (1898), pp. 652-4.

Dictionary of American Biography.  10 vols.  New York, NY:  Charles Scribner's Sons, 1964, p. 602.

Internet Sources - 1800 United States Federal Census, Kent County, District Not Stated, p. 15. 1810 - 1830 United States Federal Census, Kent County. 1840 United States Federal Census. Kent County, District 2, pp. 51-2. 1850 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule, Kent County, District 2, p. 9. 1860 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule, Kent County, District 1, pp. 8 - 9, 12.; Kent County, Chestertown, p. 3. 1860 United States Federal Census, Kent County, Maryland, Chestertown, p. 12.

U.S. Supreme Court, Prigg v. Pennsylvania, 41 U.S. 16 Pet. 539 539 (1842).

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