Chapter 8

Research Director:
Jim Light

Group 8 Earliest Known Ancestors

The colored notes will not be part of the page; these are for you, Jim, to understand what is happening.

The plugin being used is WP Ninja Tables Pro. This plugin has most of the options that we use regularly, such as merging cells. There are two major deficiencies in the current version, which may or not be implemented in a future version: (1) we cannot do “vertical alignment” (pushing the text in a table cell to the top of the cell or the bottom of the cell; it defaults to the center of the cell); and (2) we cannot adjust “padding” (which is the white space between the text and the borders of the cell); if we could, we could close up the “rows” of the table.

This table uses the same shading that is used on numerous tables throughout the website.

Ancestor's NamePlace of BirthApprox Year of BirthApprox Year of DeathPlace of Death
Robert ChawnerLeicestershire, England15901653Leicestershire, England
William ChandlerVirginia, USA17491837Indiana, USA

A vignette of the history of Group 8 can be found on our CFA website at DNA Group 8

Group 8 Descendants

As more FamilyTree DNA testing has occurred for the Chandler DNA Project, we have encountered variances across individuals. While it is believed that the members below are Chandler Family Group 8, there are variances in their DNA that leads us to believe that there are “sub-groups” of the family, whereby all members of the sub-group have a common ancestor. Until such time as we are able to find the common ancestor for these sub-groups, we will list them separately.

Group 8A – Robert Chandler (1775-1848)
Group 8B – John Chandler (1755-1843)
Group 8C – William Chandler Sr. (1749-1837)
Group 8D –
Group 8E –
Group 8F –
Group 8G –


Group 8A Members and Descendants

Robert Chandler (1775-1848)

This table is using “default” settings (with only the column widths set and the sort and filter options suppressed).

Member LastMember FirstAncestorsNotes/Comments
ChandlerTom (wife Nora)Robert Chandler (1775-1848) b. NC, USA, d. Carroll Co., VA, USASister is Jackie Cahoon; DNA tested into Group 8
Hiram A Chandler (1823-aft 1884) b. Patrick Co., VA, USA, d. Cabell Co. WV, USA
John Watson Chandler (1849-1914) b. Carroll Co., VA, USA, d. Mercer Co., WV, USA
Lester Norman Chandler (1880-1944) b. Bland Co., VA, USA, d. Giles Co., VA, USA
Walter Bowman Chandler (1907-1987) b. Bland Co. VA, USA, d. Roanoke Co., VA, USA
ExlineLynnRobert Chandler (1775-1848) b. NC, USA, d. Carroll Co., VA, USA
A. Jackson Chandler (1838-?) b. Grayson Co., VA, USA, d. Lincoln Co., WV, USA
Madison or Mattison or Matthew Chandler (1852-1908) b. Floyd Co. VA, USA, d. Mason Co., WV, USA
Stella Ann Chandler (1901-1975) b. Mason Co., WV, USA, d. Knox Co., OH, USA
Doris Mae Young (1920-2012) b. OH, USA, d. Delaware Co., OH, USA
CahoonJacqueline Chandler “Jackie”Robert Chandler (1775-1848) b. NC, USA, d. Carroll Co., VA, USABrother is Tom Chandler; Niece is Kim Hurst
Hiram A Chandler (1823-aft 1884) b. Patrick Co., VA, USA, d. Cabell Co. WV, USA
John Watson Chandler (1849-1914) b. Carroll Co., VA, USA, d. Mercer Co., WV, USA
Lester Norman Chandler (1880-1944) b. Bland Co., VA, USA, d. Giles Co., VA, USA
Walter Bowman Chandler (1907-1987) b. Bland Co. VA, USA, d. Roanoke Co., VA, USA
HurstKimRobert Chandler (1775-1848) b. NC, USA, d. Carroll Co., VA, USAJackie Cahoon is aunt
Hiram A Chandler (1823-aft 1884) b. Patrick Co., VA, USA, d. Cabell Co. WV, USA
John Watson Chandler (1849-1914) b. Carroll Co., VA, USA, d. Mercer Co., WV, USA
Lester Norman Chandler (1880-1944) b. Bland Co., VA, USA, d. Giles Co., VA, USA
Walter Bowman Chandler (1907-1987) b. Bland Co. VA, USA, d. Roanoke Co., VA, USA
Marian Bernice Chandler (1934-) b. ??, LIVING
ChandlerMichael (Mike) - wife Alysa is primary contactRobert Chandler (1775-1848) b. NC, USA, d. Carroll Co., VA, USADNA tested; Group 8
Joseph Chandler (1829-) b. VA, USA
John B F Chandler (1853-) b. VA, USA
Sidney O Chandler (1886-) b. WV, USA
Harold Chandler (1916-1972) b. WV, USA
Harold Chandler (1947-2009) b. WV, USA

Group 8B Members and Descendants

John Chandler (1755-1843)

This table is using the “shade every other row” option (along with the above column widths and suppression of options). The only exception is that if you “hover” over a cell, it will highlight that cell (and “associated” cells, although I’m not sure how those “associations” are decided). I just made the color pink, for contrast – we can change it to a variation of the gray/black, if you desire.

Member LastMember FirstAncestorsNotes
FowlerSharonJohn Chandler (1755-1843) b. VA, USA, d. Green Co., KYSister is Patti Harjung
Elizabeth “Betsey” Chandler (1792-1870) b Green Co., KY, d. Adair Co., KY
Lucy E. Bottom (1813-1867) b. Green Co., KY, d. ?
Julia Francis White (1849-1939) b. Carroll Co., MO, d. Portage Co., OH
Alma Gay Cox (1887-1980) b. KY, d. Portage Co. OH
Julia Irene Alderman (1928-1996) b. OH, d. Portage Co. OH
HarjungPatricia Joan Finch “Patti”John Chandler (1755-1843) b. VA, USA, d. Green Co., KYSister is Sharon Fowler
Elizabeth “Betsey” Chandler (1792-1870) b Green Co., KY, d. Adair Co., KY
Lucy E. Bottom (1813-1867) b. Green Co., KY, d. ?
Julia Francis White (1849-1939) b. Carroll Co., MO, d. Portage Co., OH
Alma Gay Cox (1887-1980) b. KY, d. Portage Co. OH
Julia Irene Alderman (1928-1996) b. OH, d. Portage Co. OH
LightJimJohn Chandler (1755-1843) b. VA, USA, d. Green Co., KY, USAX6
Elizabeth “Betsey” Chandler (1792-1870) b Green Co., KY, d. Adair Co., KY
James Madison Bottom (1824-1884) b. Green Co., KY, d. Adair Co., KY
Jemima Hester Bottom (1852-1918) b. Hart Co., KY, d. Hayti, Pemiscot Co., MO
James Henry Light (1880-1966) b. Cedar Bluff, Trousdale Co. TN, d. Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
Arie Lee Light (1909-1979) b. Denton, Pemiscot Co., MO, d. Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
ChandlerKeithJohn Chandler (1755-1843) b. VA, USA, d. Green Co., KY, USADNA tested into Group 8
Horatio Chandler (1778-1857) b. VA, USA, d. Taylor Co. KY, USA
John Bottom Chandler (1801-1859) b. Taylor Co., KY, USA, d. Taylor Co., KY, USA
John Horatio Chandler (1839-1911) b. Taylor Co., KY, USA d. Taylor Co. KY, USA
John Hugh Chandler (1866-1950) b. KY, USA d. Taylor Co., KY, USA
John Shelby Chandler (1901-1992) b. KY, USA d. Taylor Co., KY, USA
Larry Vanhoy Chandler (1923-1998) b. Taylor Co., KY, USA d. Taylor Co., KY, USA
VernerDolores F PerkinsJohn Chandler (1755-1843) b. VA, USA, d. Green Co., KY, USA
Dorcas Chandler (1780-1863) b. GA, USA, d. Taylor Co., KY, USA
John Chandler Sanders (1802-1863) b. Green Co., KY, USA, d. Taylor Co., KY, USA
Robert Buckner Sanders (1836-1895) b. Green Co. KY, USA, d. Taylor Co. KY, USA
Lois Green Sanders (1870-1956) b. Taylor Co. KY, USA, d. Multnomah Co., OR, USA
Kenneth Leslie Perkins (1908-1952) b. Larimer Co., CO, USA, d. Santa Cruz Co., CA, USA

Group 8C Members and Descendants

William Chandler Sr. (1749-1837)

This table is shaded in gray, as has been done on the legacy system for decades and in various spots in this website.