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Joseph Stanley and Nora Chandler Descendants

First Cousins Second Biennial Reunion

The grandchildren of Joseph Stanley and Nora Chandler and their spouses met at the Lipan, Texas, Community Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Of the 28 grandchildren, 22 are still living and 16 were able to make it to the reunion along with seven spouses. Those in attendance were: Tommie Ellis, Jimmy Montgomery, Richard Byrd, Shirley Riddle, Mary Laughlin, Roy Chandler, Betty Tuggle and husband Robert, Michael Chandler and wife Gabriele (Cookie), Waldo Chandler, Donna Hanna, Bob Wilson, Nick Wilson and wife Georgian, Sherry Walton and husband Butch, Scott Allen and wife Jennie, Brad Allen and wife Nancy and Rusty Chandler and wife Janice. The cousins who have passed away are: Jackie Byrd, Joe Evans, Becky Wilson, Gary Chandler, Sandra Chandler and Gaylon Chandler. See photos from the 2016 reunion.

Mike Chandler

May 23, 2017

Descendants of John Franklin Chandler (b 1861 Texas)

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The descendants of John Franklin Chandler (b 1861 Texas) gathered September 15-18, 2016, at Quartz Mountain Park near Long Wolf, Oklahoma, for a family reunion. Sixty-five family members traveled from North Carolina, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma to attend the reunion.

We had a great time – eating meals and enjoying the park’s recreation facilities together. Barbara Chandler Nash (Colorado) gave a wonderful presentation on our Chandler Family History going back to the time of our ancestors in England before John arrived on the boat, Hercules, from England in 1609. Having the reunion centered on our common ancestor, John Franklin Chandler, was a great idea. We shared memories of John Franklin’s sons – Albert, Elmer and Caleb. A very important commonality between these sons is that in the early 1900s, they all moved from Montague County, Texas, and homesteaded around the community of Hollene, Curry County, New Mexico, to farm and raise their families.

John Franklin’s Group 7A lineage: John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b abt 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b abt 1654 VA > Joell Chandler b 1683 VA > Robert Chandler b 1720 VA > Bailey Chandler b 1751 VA > Abraham Chandler b 1780 SC > William Overton Bailey Chandler b 1816 GA > John Franklin Chandler b 1861 TX

Chad Chandler

April 30, 2017

Joe and Nora Chandler Family of Texas

Cousins Gather on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Connected by Chandler Research & 2010 CFA mtg. in Hampton VA, Larry Mahurin (left) with his 5th cousins Mary Lou Chandler Boal (center) and Graham Chandler ( right) on the Outer Banks NC June 2012. Mary Lou & Graham are 3rd cousins.

Three cousins who met for the first time at the 2010 CFA Annual Meeting in Hampton, Virginia, got together again in June 2012. Shown in the photo are Larry Mahurin and his wife Madonna at left. Graham Chandler and his wife Liz are at right, and Mary Lou Chandler Boal is at center. Mary Lou and Graham are third cousins, and they are both fifth cousins to Larry. All are descendants of Joel Chandler b 1740 in Virginia (John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b c 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b 1654 VA > Joell Chandler b 1683 VA > Joel Chandler b 1740 VA). Mary Lou and Graham descend from Joel’s son David born 1765 who served in the Revolutionary War, and Larry descends from a younger brother, John B. Chandler born 1775.Madonna and Larry first connected with Mary Lou, who lives not far from them in Kentucky. The Mahurins convinced Mary Lou to attend the 2010 CFA meeting in Hampton, Virginia, where she met Graham and two of his first cousins for the first time.  Graham and his first cousins and Mary Lou all descend from Thomas Chandler, son of David above –   Mary Lou from Thomas’ son Ruffin Thomas Chandler, and Graham and his cousins from another son, Seymour Puryear Chandler.Mary Lou suggested the June get-together, and Madonna was able to share more family history with the group from her research in North Carolina and Kentucky. Graham had heard of Larry’s ancestor, Washington Chandler, and knew that he belonged to the same family.  Madonna said, “It was a very poignant time for all of us, and Mary Lou commented that ‘it was meant to be’.” —

Photo courtesy of Larry and Madonna Mahurin

Noah Carr Chandler Family Reunion in Washington State

A reunion of descendants of Noah Carr Chandler was held on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Nelson Cox’s pond in Warden, Washington, during the day and at Gary Chandler’s home in Moses Lake, Washington, in late afternoon and evening. The 67 participants were there from Seattle, Spokane, Wenatchee and Moses Lake, Washington. The majority of Noah Carr Chandler’s descendants are still in south central Arkansas, but no members of the family from Arkansas were able to attend. These photos were submitted by Bobby Glyn Chandler, who said they were not able to get a photo of the entire group because family members were coming and going all day.

Noah Carr Chandler was born in 1886. Noah’s line of descent back to John Chandler of Jamestown, according to Bobby, is as follows: Theoderick Archer (T.A.) Chandler b.1858 > Littleberry Chandler b.1839 > Alexander Jackson Chandler b.1815 > Robert Chandler b.1773 > Joel Chandler Jr. b.1740 > Joell Chandler Sr. b.1683 > Robert Chandler Jr. b.1659 > Robert Chandler Sr. b.1630 > John Chandler b.1600. Photos courtesy of Bobby Glyn Chandler, deceased (January 4, 1948 – December 23, 2010)

Chandlers of Greenville, South Carolina


Five generations, all descendants of James Robert and Fraddie Chandler, gathered in Greenville, South Carolina, in August 2008. The three ladies on the front row are daughters of James Robert and Fraddie Chandler; their brother Wade (now deceased) is shown at left (in the suit). At far left is the son of another brother, Grady. Grady is also deceased.

Photos courtesy of Deb

Descendants of Lester N. Chandler

— Robert Chandler b. 1775 > Hiram Chandler > John Chandler > Lester N. Chandler > Walter Chandler > CFA member Jackie Cahoon


Jackie and Les Cahoon recently traveled to Narrows, Virginia, for the 2008 reunion of descendants and relations of her grandfather, Lester N. Chandler. This family is Group 8 in the Chandler DNA Project. Jackie reports attendance was down a little this year because the hurricanes caused some travel problems. The photo at right shows Jackie standing by the grave of her parents, Walter and Elsie Chandler, at Shiloh United Methodist Cemetery in Holly Brook, Bland County, Virginia. Jackie says, “Dad, who was a sweetheart, selected the heart-shaped stone.”

Photos courtesy of Jackie Cahoon