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Stockton, Robert Field (20 August 1795–07 October 1866), naval officer and entrepreneur, was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Richard Stockton (1764–1828), a prominent lawyer, and Mary Field. Beginning with Robert Stockton’s grandfather, Richard Stockton (1730–1781), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, members of four successive generations of the wealthy and influential family served in the Continental Congress or the United States Congress....