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Several queries from 2007 have been updated and moved to the 2009 queries page, including:
Hampton Chandler of SC, GA, AL, MS, LA & TX
From North Carolina to California’s Gold Mines?
In search of Angelina Chandler Welling
Chandlers and Hatfields from Georgia
Several queries from 2007 have been updated and moved to the 2010 queries page, including:
Bailey Chandler, born 1751
Jim Light’s Query
Rev. John Chandler of Green County, KY


David, Daniel & Ezra Chandler – New member Donald T. Chandler is looking for information that David Chandler, born 1712 in Connecticut, had a son named Daniel, born 1748 in Connecticut, and that Daniel had a son named Ezra, born 1781 in New Hampshire. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Don Chandler

October 7, 2007

William B. and Lucretia B. Chandler – Brenda Ragan would like to learn more about her Chandler line. Brenda’s g-g-grandparents were William B. (born about 1810 in Virginia) and Lucretia B. (born about 1820), who married in Tennessee. They had a at least one child, Brenda’s great-grandfather, John H. Chandler, born about 1842 in Kentucky. John married Amanda Thompson, born about 1840, in Tennessee, and they had two children, Ruby Marie and Oscar L. Ruby Marie was born 16 May 1901 in Benton, Marshall County, Kentucky, and died in Nashville, Tennessee, on 19 July 1954. She married William Clelling Manley. Oscar L. Chandler, born about 1881 in Kentucky, married Ruby Henderickson. Can you help Brenda take her line beyond William B. and Lucretia?

Brenda Walker Ragan

September 4, 2007

Kentucky Chandlers – New member Larry Douglas Chandler is looking for information regarding the Kentucky (Trimble and Henry County) line of Chandlers. He believes Thomas Chandler, born in Amelia County, Virginia, was the father of Manson Hardaway Chandler. Manson’s children included twins Elijah (Larry’s ancestor) and Elisha. Elijah’s son Samuel was Larry’s grandfather. Any information will be appreciated.

Larry Chandler

August 18, 2007

Josephine Chandler – Lori Doud is looking for information on her great-grandmother, Josephine Chandler, born 1881 in Kentucky. Josephine married Lewis Laswell from Ripley County, Indiana. During the Civil War Josephine’s family fought on the Confederate side and her husband’s family fought on the Union side. After Josephine died when her children were small, they were not allowed any contact with their mother’s family, so nothing is known about Josephine’s parents. Josephine died in 1916 in Ripley County, Indiana. Her two children were Ralph and Margaret Laswell. Any help will be much appreciated!

Lori Doud

August 18, 2007

Thomas R. Chandler – father of Thomas Malcom Chandler? – CFA member Dixie Chandler Ross, having made some progress in her research, has submitted a new query: “My Great Grandfather, Thomas Malcom Chandler, who married Martha “Mattie” Elizabeth Hannon in Cobb Co., GA, has been located since my previous query. Malcom is on 1864 Civil War Census for Re-organizing The Georgia Militia for Cobb Co., GA 859th Militia District, state guards company K, Confederacy. He is age 16 yrs, 6 mos. There is also a Thomas R. Chandler 54 yrs, 2 mos. on this list who is possibly Malcom’s father. Malcom applied for disability pension dated 1908, this information from LDS microfilm. There is a Thomas R. Chandler on 1870 census Cobb Co. with wife Ann and number of children (oldest is Carry, age 22). Malcom (age 24 in 1870) is not listed here, but could very well fit into this family as he is married and has a daughter 1 year old (Dora) and is listed in nearby Powder Springs, Cobb Co. GA, as head of his own household. Does anyone have conclusive information that this Thomas R. and Ann are Malcom’s parents? Thomas R.’s parents are believed to be Allen Chandler and his first wife, Mary “Polly” Bryan who married 12/19/1807 in Franklin Co., GA. The 1880 census Cobb Co. shows Thomas R. age 62 with 2 of his children and no wife. (Ann must have died.) Two more of his married children are living next door with several grandchildren. Has anyone searched the Georgia Department of Archives & History for more information on this Thomas R.? I would appreciate hearing from descendants of this Thomas R.”

Dixie Chandler Ross
P. O. Box 1137
Mount Dora, FL 32756
July 15, 2007

Chandlers in Deadly Shootout during Prohibition – Noelle, inquiring for a friend, is seeking information on an August 28, 1920, shootout between father and son Charles and Claude Chandler and Federal Prohibition agents and local lawmen in Oklahoma. The situation ended with Charles Chandler and two officers shot dead. Eighteen-year-old Claude Chandler was arrested and taken to the Oklahoma County Jail in Oklahoma City, from which he was forcibly removed by a vengeful mob the next evening and hung. Additional details can be found at //www.odmp.org/officer/13960-federal-prohibition-agent-stanton-e-weiss under the heading Stanton Weiss, Federal Prohibition Agent. Noelle’s friend is related to Charles and Claude Chandler and is seeking more information about them.


July 15, 2007

Chandler Killed in Stagecoach Holdup! – Lauri Thomas, who admits she is looking for a needle in a haystack, writes, “My great-grandmother was Jessie Ann Chandler. She was the only child born to her father, clip art of stagecoach(unknown) Chandler, and Jennie Elizabeth Callahan (born 1839). Jennie was possibly nicknamed ‘Lee’ or went by ‘Elizabeth.’ She was married four times. Her first husband was a Pony Express rider and was killed by Indians. Her second husband was Chandler. This Mr. Chandler was a stage coach driver and was killed by bandits. Her third husband was Mr. Cunnyngham. He died from a stray bullet during a gun fight. The fourth husband, Mr. Davis, died from diptheria.” Jennie had one child from each marriage, all by the age of 36, but only Jessie Ann Chandler and Charley Cunnyngham survived to adulthood. Lauri would like to find the name of Jessie’s father. Jessie was born in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, in 1864 and died in Bentonville, Alabama, in 1914. The information on Jennie’s life surfaced only recently, when Lauri came across a photograph of her and children Jessie and Charley with the fate of Jennie’s four husbands listed on the back. If you know of a Chandler who lived in the middle 1800’s and was killed by bandits while driving a stagecoach, please contact Lauri.

Lauri Thomas

June 17, 2007

Isaac Chandler of Hickman County, Tennessee – Vicki Reich is seeking information on her ancestor Isaac Chandler, born about 1785 in Virginia. Isaac and a William Chandler (possibly his brother) may have lived in Williamson County, Tennessee, before Isaac moved to nearby Hickman County. Isaac married Matilda Quarles in 1836, but there may have been an earlier marriage for him. William Chandler of Hickman County who married a Bates is not the same as the William of Williamson County who is the possible brother of Isaac. Are Vicki’s Isaac and William related to the Wilson County, Tennessee, Chandlers? Any help in tracing the ancestry of Isaac Chandler will be much appreciated.

Vicki Reich
Email Me
June 13, 2007

John Chandler (b. 1752) approved by DAR – CFA member Carol Maplesden has been accepted to membership in the DAR on the basis of her descent from John Chandler b. 1752, recently approved as a DAR Patriot Ancestor. Carol wrote:

John Chandler b.1752 d. 1825 Buncombe County NC served on a Jury in the Spartan District (AKA Old Ninety Six District and now Greenville) in 1778. Jury Service is acceptable service for DAR membership. Other Chandlers on this jury in the Lower Part of the 96th District at the fork of the Broad and Saluda Rivers are Joel Chandler, Daniel Chandler, James Chandler, Shadrach Chandler, William Chandler and John Chandler believed to be the son of Joel and had property on Reedy River. I will bring the jury list to the reunion in September.

Carol is willing to be helpful to other CFA members with similar lineage. Contact Carol if you are descended from John b. 1752 (or the other Chandlers mentioned above) and seeking DAR membership.

Carol Maplesden

May 6, 2007

Researching Chandlers – Chandler researcher Annamae Chandler is looking for descendants of the following Chandlers:

  • Edwin P. Chandler of Montague, Texas
  • Thomas Jefferson Chandler of Montague, Texas
  • Ezekiel Parks Chandler of Arkansas
  • Roy E. Chandler of Arkansas
  • James Anderson Chandler of Arkansas

Please contact Annamae if you can put her in touch with descendants of any of the above.

Annamae Chandler
13718 34th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98168-4004

Phone: 306-243-8857
April 11, 2007

Allis Chandler – Bobby Chandler is searching for information on Allis Chandler, born about 1780 in Virginia. Allis’ father may have been John Chandler, born before 1753 in Virgina. Bobby believes that Allis is the father of Elias Chandler, born 1799, Bobby’s great-great-grandfather. He says, “I am sure of the Elias connection and have documentation. The 1870 cencus for Nacogdoches County, Texas, shows a Marquil Chandler born about 1820 to be living very near to two of Elias’ sons in Nacogdoches County and in his house there is an Allis shown as 90 years old. The census shows this to be a female, but the age and living near Elias’s sons causes me to feel this is most likely Elias’ father living with a younger brother. Any information to this line from Elias Chandler backward would be greatly appreciated.”

Bobby Chandler

March 27, 2007

Absalom D. (A. D.) Chandler – The Cleburne County (Alabama) Historical Society is searching for a photograph of Absalom Chandler, an Alabama probate judge from 1867-1869. Please communicate with Mary Frances Tarver if you can provide a photo of Absalom.

Mary Frances Tarver

March 6, 2007

Allen and Temperance Davenport Chandler – Nancy Thompson Gangemi is looking for more information on her Chandler line. She is a descendant of Allen (Allan) Chandler (b. 4-10-1812, d. 1887), who married Temperance Davenport. They lived in The Ware Place, South Carolina (first called Chandler, South Carolina) and ran the Chandler School. Allen’s son was John W. Chandler, who married Mary Jane (Molly) Mattison. John W’s son was Josephus C. Chandler, who married (first) Elizabeth Clark, with whom he had 3 children, and (second) Anna Gault Barnett (no children). Josephus’ daughter Margaret Elizabeth Chandler married Hubert Leo Thompson, and her daughter Nancy Elizabeth Thompson married Joseph David Gangemi. Can you help Nancy with additional information?

Nancy Gangemi
February 22, 2007