|Annie L. Chandler – Teresa Whelan would like more information on her great-grandmother, Annie L. Chandler. According to “Augusta County, Virginia, Births (1862-75),” Annie was born November 13, 1870, and her parents were William and Elizabeth. Teresa says there were a number of William Chandlers living in the same area of Augusta County, near Staunton, and she is not sure which William was Annie’s father. Annie married James Robert Tinsley and continued to live in Augusta County until her death in 1941. Please contact Teresa if you can provide additional information on Annie’s parents and beyond.|
|George W. Chandler, “parents unknown” – CFA member Helen Frederick has had no luck tracing the ancestry of her great-grandfather, George W. Chandler. George was born about 1821 in New York. He died September 4, 1895, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, Michigan. He married Fannie Birch, born about 1827 in New York, and they had the following children:
Helen’s notes from census records show George in South Bristol, New York, in 1840; Naples, Ontario County, New York, in 1850; Lockport, St. Joseph County, Michigan in 1860; and Jackson, Michigan (716 Francis Street) in 1870. His death certificate reads “parents unknown” and shows a different death date, October 22, 1895. Place of death was Kalamazoo, Michigan. If you can shed any light on the ancestry of George W. Chandler, please contact Helen.
|A Chandler / Jernigan Connection? – This query updated and moved to the 2010 Queries page.|
|Francis Rasberry Chandler – Paula Broussard is searching for information on the parents and/or any siblings of her great-great-great grandfather, Francis Rasberry Chandler, Sr. (b. 1825, South Carolina, d. 1867, Louisiana) who married Elizabeth Ann Hayes (b. 1827, Carolina, d. 1902, Louisiana). Contact Paula if you have any information to share.|
|Sarah J. Chandler (or Chandeler) Collins – Kathy Lamm is looking for information on her 3rd great grandmother, Sarah J. Chandler (or Chandeler). Sarah was married to John Collins in Morgan County, Indiana, in 1857. The 1860 Jefferson Township, Morgan County, Indiana, census has her listed with husband John, daughter Permelia J. and a 16 year old Nancy Collins. According to the census Sarah was born about 1839 in Indiana. No further record of Sarah C. Collins has been found; perhaps she remarried after the death of John Collins. Her daughter Permelia Jane married Loch Clinton about 1879, possibly in Missouri. Any help would be appreciated.|
|John Chandler born South Carolina — Distant cousins Judy Brasfield and Merrie Morrison are searching for information on John Chandler, born about 1803-05 in South Carolina. John and was the father of Willis Hiram Chandler (born December 29, 1829, in Tennessee) and grandfather of Noah Chandler of Tallent, Oregon. Judy and Merrie are two of a group of researchers who believe this John is the son of William Chandler and Polly Bates, originally of South Carolina, who were in Hickman County, Tennessee, by 1810-1815. John and his young family left Tennessee when his son Willis Hiram was just a baby. They were in Washington County, Missouri, in 1830, and then moved on to Crawford County, Missouri. William and Mary Bates Chandler of Hickman County, Tennessee, had a son John born ca. 1806. No records of marriage, death, etc., can be found in Tennessee except that he is frequently mentioned up into the 1860’s as a living heir of William Chandler in the numerous transactions of buying and selling property between his brother Benjamin and other heirs. Many surnames from Hickman County, Tennessee, are also in Crawford County, Missouri. Members of the Bates family married two of John Chandler’s children. Another clue is that John Chandler’s children have the same names as William Chandler’s children. A professional genealogist hired by a cousin said John Chandler was the “black sheep of the family.” Can you help these cousins prove that William & Mary’s son John is in fact the John Chandler who moved to Missouri in time for the 1830 census?|
|Missing Bible Update – CFA member Merrie Morrison posted a query on April 21, 2008, searching for an 1874 Family Bible, originally the property of Noah Chandler of Oregon. The Bible was thought to have been given to the CFA by Don Orr in 2002 with the hope that it could be returned to the family. During our September 2008 annual meeting in Chattanooga, the Bible was located among the collection of books and research materials that our retiring librarian, Jim Reeves, has gathered over the years. Jim has faithfully displayed the Bible at every annual meeting and asked numerous people for clues to the family. Don Orr, no relation to any Chandlers, rescued the Bible from an antique shop in the state of Washington. Thanks to his kind intentions and Merrie’s query, the Bible is now back in the hands of a member of the family. See the John Chandler query above for more on Noah Chandler’s family, and a new query posted by Merrie and her distant cousin Judy Brasfield. View a transcription of the handwritten records in the Noah Chandler Bible in pdf format.
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|Searching for Pernecy Chandler — Cyndi Bennett says family information gives her ancestor’s name as Pernecy Chandler (25 Aug 1813 – 4 Mar 1890, Morgan Co. IN). Several factors seem to connect her to the Joseph Chandler / Anna Jessup line, but Quaker records do not list her as a daughter. Her birthdate, however, is identical to that of their daughter Lucy. Sarah Chandler, 77, is living with Pernecy in 1870, and this might be Joseph Chandler’s second wife, Sarah Ritter. In addition, Pernecy’s first husband was apparently a Ritter, as she is listed in 1850 with her second husband, Isaac Brown, and three Ritter children. She is also listed as Pernecy Ritter on that marriage record. Isaac Brown apparently adopted (formally or informally) her children, who appear with the Brown surname on subsequent census records. Pernecy’s birthplace is listed as North Carolina in 1850 and 1870 and as Indiana on 1860 and 1880 censuses. No record of her first marriage has been located. Any information or ideas would be greatly welcomed.|
|Descendants of Joel Chandler — Sonja Hoffman needs information on the descendants of Thomas Chandler and Tabitha Chandler, children of Joel Chandler and Jane Hay. Thomas’ daughter Martha married John P. Wilkerson in Person County, North Carolina. In the 1850 census Thomas was in the household of Martha and John in Person County. The Wilkersons, Sonja’s g-g-grand parents, both died in Hunt County, Texas. Sonja’s late husband was a descendant of Tabitha Chandler, who married Robert Neal. Their son Stephen Howell Neal married Laura Wesson Malone. Julian Tabitha Neal, daughter of Stephen Howell Neal and Laura Wesson Malone, lived in Wood County, Texas. Her sister who married B. J. Attaway and another sister who married a McKoy also lived in the same area. Sonja has some information on the Tabitha line but failed to document the sources before her informant died. Any help would be appreciated.|
|Who were Strother Chandler’s parents? — Marsha Chandler hopes to take her Chandler line beyond her ggg-grandfather, Strother Chandler. Strother was born July 21, 1835, and died April 23, 1901, in Middle River District, Augusta County, Virginia. He enlisted in the Confederate Army at Bath Court House, Virginia, on June 6, 1861, and served in a number of different Virginia companies during the course of the war: Company G, 18th Cavalry Regiment Virginia; Company A, 62nd Mounted Infantry Regiment Virginia; Company G, 25th Infantry Regiment Virginia; and Company F, 11th Cavalry Regiment Virginia. Strother married Arrelda (Arelda/Arilda) J. Hicklin (Hickman). They had sons John William “John” Chandler (or William John) Chandler and possibly Edward Joseph (or Joseph Edward) Chandler. John Chandler’s son was Louie Anderson Chandler, who moved from Virginia to Flint, Michigan. Louie’s son, Elmore Benson Chandler, was Marsha’s grandfather. If you can help Marsha with information on this family, please contact her.|
|Felix Littleberry House ancestors? – Jackie Bramblett is a descendant of Anny (Ann) Chandler (b. 1794 Henry County, Virginia; died Gwinnett County, Georgia) and Felix Littleberry House through their son John Jeremiah Thomas House. Anny and Felix married in 1821. Jackie is searching for information on the ancestors of Felix Littleberry House. If you can provide any information on this family, please contact Jackie.|
|A Chandler-Randolph Mystery – Melinda Massey is doing genealogy research for an uncle, Robert Randolph “Randy” Walker. Randy’s mother, Ruth Almedia (Almeta) Randolph (b. 9/4/1927 Poinsett County, Arkansas, d. 8/26/1965 Alabama?), is a granddaughter of Robert M. “Bob” Chandler (b. 1858 Georgia, d. 1906 Tyronza, Poinsett County, Arkansas) and Marion Lillian Gray (b. 1860 Georgia, d. 1943 Arkansas). Ruth may be the daughter of one of Bob and Lillian’s younger daughters, Ada B. or Isabel. Family members still alive in Arkansas are reluctant to discuss Ruth’s parentage. Siblings of Ada and Isabel included:
Randy’s mother Ruth married Thomas Frank Walker (b. 6/27/1920?, died 8/14/1979 Alabama?), and they had two sons. Randy would like to have an answer to the mysteries in his family. Was his grandmother Ada B. Chandler or possibly her sister Isabel? Who was the unknown Randolph male, his grandfather? If you have any information, please contact Melinda.
|William M. Chandler of Tennessee – Syble Frederick is searching for relatives of her grandfather, William M. Chandler, who died in 1933 and is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. William was born in Unicoi County, Tennessee. He married Mellisa (Mallissie) Foster, and they had 9 children. One of William and Mellisa’s sons, Andrew Nelson Chandler, was Syble’s father. If you can provide any information on this family, please contact Syble.|
|Chandlers from Cumberland County, Kentucky, were early settlers in Texas — Donald George is researching the families of father and son Thomas and John Chandler, listed in the 1810 and 1820 censuses in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Donald believes Thomas died before the 1820 census and that Charity Chandler shown on that census is his widow. Thomas Chandler received land in 1800 on Marrowbone Creek and his sons John and Benjamin received land there later. Thomas, believed to be from the Carolinas, was 45+ on the 1810 Census.John Chandler was 16-26 on the 1810 Census and married with one child in Burksville, Kentucky. The 1820 census lists Charity, John, and Benjamin Chandler all as Heads of Household. When John Chandler died in 1823, his wife Winnifred Litteral Chandler was made guardian of their five minor children: Mary “Polly” Chandler, Cinthia (Cynthia) Chandler, Betsey Chandler, Thomas Chandler, and Elzey Chandler. Two Litteral families appear as neighbors on the 1810 census.
John’s children: Mary “Polly” Chandler married Josiah Thomas 10 August 1824 in Lawrence County, Indiana. Census records show Josiah was born c. 1805 and Polly c. 1809, both in Kentucky. Their Entry Permit into Mexico (now Texas) in 1835 was signed by Stephen C. George who was also their neighbor there. Cinthia Chandler was born c. 1812 in Kentucky and married John Battle Mayfield 19 Feb 1829 in Lawrence County, Indiana. They also moved to Texas and were neighbors to Stephen C George. Thomas Chandler left Cherokee County, Texas, for the Gold Rush in California and died there, according to 1853 Probate Records. His heirs for the Texas property were Polly Chandler Thomas, John Battle Mayfield (Cinthia had died in 1852), and Betsey Chandler, who was still in Kentucky.
George connections: According to the 1850 Cherokee County, Texas, census, William George was born around 1784 in Virginia and his wife, Delilah, was born about 1788 in South Carolina. Marriage records show William George married Delilah Chandler 08 Jan 1811 in Hamilton County, Ohio. Of their known children most were born in Indiana 1811-1829. This family is not listed on the 1820 census in Indiana, but they are shown on the 1830 census in Clark County Illinois. Their Entry Permit into Mexico was 1832. William George died 06 Feb 1851 in Cherokee County, Texas. The heirs who sold his land were Delilah George (b. 1788). Stephen C. George (b. 1813), William E. George (b. 1817), John W. George (b. 1823), Hiram Walker, John Chisum, Elijah Chisum and Josiah Thomas. Judah George (b. 1811) married Hiram Walker. Mary Elizabeth “Polly” George (b. 1815) married John M. Chisum. Delilah George (b. 1820) married Elijah Chisum. Josiah Thomas married Mary “Polly” Chandler. Delilah Chandler George died about 1872 in Limestone County, Texas. Donald believes the female age 16-26 in the Thomas Chandler household on the 1810 census could be Delilah and the female age 0-10 in the John Chandler household is Polly Chandler. He believes Josiah Thomas may be Delilah’s son from a previous marriage. If you can shed any light on the Chandler/George family, please contact Donald.
|Chandler, Rose, and Corder Families in Tennessee — In pursuit of his Chandler ancestors, Ben Williamson is trying to identify all Chandlers in the 1830 census. He is currently working on several Tennessee families that seem to be connected geographically and by marriage. Siblings William Chandler and Parthena Chandler are possibly the chldren of an Isaac Chandler, who was possibly the son of Robert Chandler and Parthena Bailey, b: 1777. Parthena Chandler B: 1799 South Carolina married William Rose B: 1790-1794 D: 8-29-1834 Smith County, Tennessee. William Chandler B: 1802 South Carolina M: Elizabeth (Bennett?) B: 1800 North Carolina (family in 1850 Smith County Tennessee Census). There is only one Chandler family and one Rose family in Smith County, Tennessee, in the 1820 census.
Ben believes that the Chandler and Rose families were closely intertwined. Mary E. and Nancy Corder (who he believes were sisters and the daughters of an Azaiah Corder and Sarah Levina Shaw) married George Washington Rose and Stokeley Chandler, respectively. In Ben’s scenario, George Washington Rose and Stokeley Chandler are first cousins. Ben so far has no concrete proof of any of these supposed connections. If anyone has information that would help prove his theory either right or wrong, please contact Ben.
|Searching for parents of Lucy A. and Sarah W. Chandler — Ben Williamson is searching for information on the ancestry of two Chandler women, believed to be sisters. Lucy A. Chandler, born in Tennessee about 1814, married George Washington Tate on October 22, 1834, in Rome, Tennessee. George and Lucy moved to Illinois, where they appear on the 1860 Franklin Co., Illinois census. Sarah W. Chandler, born 1823 in Tennessee, married John Tate, George Washington Tates brother, in 1838. Sarah died Aug. 8, 1845, in Illinois and is buried at Good Hope Cemetery in Hamilton County, Illinois. Ben would appreciate your help in identifying the parents of these two Chandler ladies.|
|John W. Chandler of Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky – Teresa Rutledge is searching for information on John W. Chandler (born about 1806) who lived in Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, and was listed as a merchant in the 1860 census. His wife was Elizabeth C. (last name unknown), born about 1818. They had 8 children: Benjamin R., Lewis, Elizabeth (Teresa’s gg-grandmother), Ann, John, Frannie, Edward, and Nanny. Elizabeth (the daughter) married Benjamin S. Bradshaw and died shortly after childbirth in 1879. Any information on this Chandler family would be greatly appreciated.|
|James Chandler of Chicago – Vivian Nelson of New Brunswick, Canada, is searching for information on her grandfather, James Chandler, who lived in Chicago before his death in approximately 1921. Vivian is not sure if he was Canadian or U.S. born. James married Eleanor Potts and they had one daughter, Rhoda Madelyn, born probably September 16, 1911. After James’ death Eleanor and her daughter moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. If you have any information on this family, please contact Vivian.|
|Chandlers from Maryland? — John Wallace Chandler, Jr., is searching for his Chandler line, which originated in Maryland. John is the son of John Wallace Chandler, Sr., born 1925 in Dallas, Texas, and Cleo Hausman. John Sr. had a brother named Lewis, and their parents were Leroy W. Chandler (born in Maryland c. 1882) and Edna S. Lewis. Leroy died around 1950, and he and Edna are buried in Ft. Worth, Texas. The names of Leroy’s parents are unknown. John is particularly interested in locating a document, now lost, with a detailed family history of R. Lewis and John Wallace Chandler. The document, authored probably in the 1930’s by an unknown Chandler, at one time was in the possession of R. Lewis Chandler (born 1920 in Ft. Worth, Texas; died 2006 in Dallas, Texas), and John remembers looking it over in about 1967. Please contact John if you have any information on his family or the missing family history.|
|James H. Chandler in Mississippi – Robert Chandler is seeking information about James H. Chandler, who was born about 1824 in South Carolina and appears on the 1860 census in Leake County, Mississippi, with wife Sarilda or Sarelda, born about 1830 in Mississippi, and 4 children: Mary age 7; Caroline age 6; William age 4; and a girl (no name given), age 1.|
|Who was Andrew Jackson Chandler’s father? – Rhonda Chandler Clark can document that her gg-grandfather was Andrew Jackson Chandler, born February 26, 1841, in Tennessee, and died November 29, 1927, in Wellington, Texas. Andrew married Sallie Jane Wilks Noran, daughter of Dempsey Noran, and they had the following children: John Edgar Chandler (born 1875 in Pulaski, Tennessee; died 1956 in Wichita County, Texas; married 1st Iva; married 2nd Gertrude Davis WFT Est. 1893-1916 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi), William Franklin Chandler (born July 28, 1870, in Shelbyville, Tennessee; died April 27, 1955, in Wellington, Texas; married Lula Belle Roberts who was born April 27, 1875, in Pulaski, Tennessee and died December 5, 1950), Eureka Chandler (born 1879 in Tennessee), and Belle Chandler (born 1872 in Tennessee). Rhonda believes Andrew Jackson Chandler’s parents may have been John Chandler (born 1805 in Pittsylvania, Virginia; died 1852 in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, son of Daniel Chandler and Margaret Roan) and Sarah Mullins (daughter of Matthew Mullins and Jane Brandon, born 1810 in Tennessee). Daniel Chandler was born 1766 in Halifax County, Virginia, and died 1844 in Grainger, Tennessee. He married Margaret Roan on January 2, 1797, in Franklin Co, Virginia, and was the son of William Chandler. If you can help Rhonda made a firm connection between Andrew Jackson Chandler and the line of John Chandler who was born in Virginia in 1805, please contact her. See photos of this family on the Chandler Memories page.|
|James Walter Chandler – Mike Chandler is looking for any information leading to finding his grandfather, James Walter Chandler. Mike believes James Walter Chandler was born in Kansas in 1885 and that he was in the Portland, Oregon, area about 1918-1922. No information about him has been found after that time. Any help would be appreciated.|
|Joicey Chandler Brister — Dee Brister is searching for his great-great-grandmother, Joicey Chandler, who married William Brister, probably in South Carolina or Mississippi. It’s possible her name was Yancey instead of Joicey. William was born about 1806. In an earlier generation William’s aunt, Martha Bristow, married Shadrack Chandler, Newberry, South Carolina, about 1781. The surnames Brister/Bristow were used by the same families back when less care was taken with spelling.|
|John Walter Chandler of Kentucky – Peggy is searching for information on John Walter Chandler, born June 17, 1884, possibly in Louisville or Allen, Kentucky. He married Annie Elizabeth Barnett on March 17, 1917, in Arkansas. John Walter Chandler, who did not like his first name and generally used his middle name Walter, died in Arkansas on March 22, 1964. There is no information on his parents or grandparents. If you can help, please contact Peggy.|
|Mary Ann Parker and Edmund Chandler — Kayellen Stakes is searching for information on Mary Ann Parker who married Edmund Chandler before 1832. Mary Ann and her sister Nancy Parker Stakes were the daughters of Richard Parker, a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Navy who served as commander of the Diligence Galley after the resignation of the captain. Richard died November 11, 1811, and Mary Ann was listed among his heirs as “Mary Ann Chandler, wife of Edmund Chandler.” Kayellen writes, “If anyone has Edmund and Mary Ann Chandler in their lineage, please contact me. I would like to fill in the missing information on the Chandler line and can help with the Parker/Stakes lines as well.”|
|Discovering Chandler Lines — New CFA member Judy Hardegree is in search of Discovering Chandler Family Lines, 1475-1944, an out-of-print book published by Annamae Chandler. If you have a copy you are willing to lend or sell, please contact Judy.|
|Anderson Chandler, c 1787 — Rose Ann Wright is looking for any information that is available for Anderson Chandler (born about 1787 in North Carolina, died about 1856 in Fayette, Illinois) and his ancestors. Anderson Chandler was married to Marcia Anderson (born August 15, 1791, Person, North Carolina) and is Rose Ann’s husband’s 3rd great-grandfather thru their daughter Lucinda who married Benjamin Harris. They had a daughter by the name of Annie Harris who married Julius VanOrder. The VanOrder’s daughter Edith Gertrude married Daniel Rankin. Any information would be appreciated.|
|Frances Jane Chandler, born 1808 — Dawn King is searching for information on Frances Jane Chandler, born June 27, 1808, in Virginia. She married Samuel Hannah in Kentucky and died on July 24, 1874. Their daughter was Minvera Jane Hannah, Dawn’s gg-grandmother. Any information on Frances’ parents and siblings would be appreciated.|
|Hezekiah Terrell Chandler of Mississippi — Pete Chandler is searching for the ancestors of Hezekiah Terrell Chandler. Hezekiah and his family lived in Kemper County, Mississippi, in the late 1800’s and operated a general store. Hezekiah had three children: Thomas Alfred Chandler, Jr. (Pete’s grandfather), b. about 1890 and married Jessie Ladd; Lane (Layne) Chandler, a WWII pilot and Ole Miss baseball record-holder; and Elaine (Alaine) Chandler. Any information will be appreciated.|
|Rev. Hartwell Jefferson Chandler — Mary Llewellyn is seeking information on the parents and any siblings of her ggg-grandfather, Rev. Hartwell Jefferson Chandler. He was born in Halifax, Co., Virginia, on October 15, 1815, and married Martha Ann Griffin Hendren of Norfolk, Va., on Jan. 1, 1839. They had 6 children, three of whom survived to adulthood: Mary E.B. Chandler, Emma Virginia Chandler Llewellyn, and Texanna Chandler Schilling. There was a son, Frederick H.H. who died as a child in 1858, and two other children, unknown names/genders. Rev. Chandler died in Newark, Ohio, in 1892, and the documentation from the cemetery lists his parents’ names as Frederick and Isabell. The census of 1860 lists a Joel Chandler, born about 1807, living with Rev. H.J. Chandler and his family in Princess Anne, Virginia, but there’s no indication of the nature of their relationship, only that Joel was “insane.”|
|Chandler photos offered — A member of Ancestry.com writes “I have pictures of Tim, Bessie (Woods), Ireta and June Chandler that I would like to pass to family members.” These pictures are from the Dallas and Polk county area of Iowa. The posting, dated December 5, 2007, is under the heading Chandler/Woods in Woodward/Polk city area.
Provided by Carol May of Edmund Chandler Association