|Anderson Chandler deserted wife Naomi Lackey for the Gold Fields – Betty Bowman’s gg-grandfather was Anderson E. Chandler (born in Randolph County, North Carolina, 1815). His lineage is JRR William > Timothy Chandler > Robert Chandler > Anderson E. Chandler > Rufus C. Chandler. In 1836 Anderson married Naomi “Amy” Lackey (born 1816 in Randolph County, North Carolina; died 1902 Williston, Williams County, North Dakota). Their children were Liza J., Robert H., Henry Clay, Madison (Matt), Sarah, B. A., and Rufus C. (Betty’s great grandfather). Anderson was a gold miner who deserted his family, leaving the state of North Carolina about 1852. Neither Anderson nor sons Robert H., Henry Clay, and B. A. appear in any census after 1850. Naomi went to Illinois in the 1860s, leaving Rufus C., Betty’s g-grandfather, in North Carolina because he had a club foot. If anyone knows anything about this Chandler line, please let Becky know.|
|Jonathan and Elizabeth Elrod Chandler – Donna Toops is researching Jonathan and Elizabeth Elrod Chandler who married in Wayne County, Kentucky, in 1801. Jonathan died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1823. Donna believes he was born in North Carolina and may have been in Jackson County, Illinois, in 1810. Jonathan’s probate records list the following children: Rachel, Little, Elizabeth, Mahala, Mary, Andrew, Charlotte, and Isaac. Elizabeth may have been pregnant when Jonathan died, as an 1830 court record includes a son Jonathan among Jonathan Chandler’s minor children. John and Elizabeth’s daughter, Rachel Chandler, married John E. Queen on January 19, 1823, in Cape Girardeau County. John E. Queen later married Rachel’s sister, Mahala, on August 3, 1834, also in Cape Girardeau County. John and Mahala, Donna’s ancestors, moved to Jackson County, Illinois, in 1837 and both died June 16, 1849. Any additional information on this family, especially Jonathan’s parents or siblings, will be appreciated.|
|Searching for Family Members – CFA member Robert Joseph (Bob) Chandler is looking for any living family members in his Chandler line. His father was Joseph Reuben Chandler, born in Miami, died in 2003, and buried in DeLand, Florida. His grandparents were Thomas Lloyd and Susan Elizabeth McCart Chandler. They moved from the Lawrenceville/Loganville, Georgia, area to Palatka, Florida, and then to Miami. Bob’s great-grandfather was Elder John Robert Chandler, Sr., who died in 1904, and his great-great grandfather was Elder W. D. Chandler, who died in 1897 in Madison County, Georgia.Bob says great-grandfather Elder John Robert Chandler had nine children:
Bob was born in Miami and now lives in Brooksville, Florida, after moving from Pinellas County, Florida. He is retired from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. His research has led him to one new cousin, George West of Danielsville, Georgia, also a gg-grandson of William D. Chandler. George’s great-grandmother was Sara Chandler, sister of Bob’s great-grandfather John Robert Chandler. Bob and George have enjoyed comparing notes and making cemetery trips together (see grave of “William D. Chandler, Danielsville, Georgia“), but they have not made much progress with their search for more information on the above family.
Robert Joseph (Bob) Chandler
|Ezekiel Chandler of Ivy Gap, North Carolina – David Chandler says, “I’ve been stuck on my gggg-grandfather for about 10 years now.” David believes his gggg-grandfather was Ezekiel Chandler, born about 1790 in Virginia. He married Susannah Chandler (born 1800 in South Carolina) in Washington County, Tennessee, in 1812, and by 1820 they were living in Ivy Gap, North Carolina (between Mars Hill and Burnsville). If David is correct, Ezekiel is the father of his ggg-grandfather, John Wesley (known also as “Jack” and “Jackson” Chandler), born 1834 in North Carolina.In 1872 Ezekiel Chandler passed away and his property was divided among his three daughters, Polly Sams, Susannah Chandler, and Holly Chandler, and also the children of his two deceased sons, Tyrel and Jackson (David’s John Wesley Chandler).
David believes Ezekiel is the son of John (born 1750-59 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, died February 20, 1825, and buried Chandler Creek, now Madison/Yancey county line area). This is the same area where Ezekiel obtained grant lands in 1820s. John from Pittsylvania could be the father of Martin, Larkin, Terrell, Simeon, Ezekiel and others. These Chandler men had very close relationships, were close neighbors, exchanged land with one another, witnessed documents for each other, and were mentioned in wills, etc.
A Diana Chandler, appropriate age for Ezekiel’s mother, appears next door to Ezekiel in the 1830 census for the first time, and this is after John has passed away in 1825.
David needs your help to pin down the John of Pittsylvania > Ezekiel > Jack connection.
|Currie Chandler of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi – Brian Devine is researching his wife’s Chandler line and needs your help. His wife’s great grandfather was E. Currie Chandler (or E. Curry or Currie E. or Curry E). No one knows what the “E” stands for, but his descendants are sure that the proper spelling of his name is Currie. He was born in the Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, area in 1886. His parents were Emily Eveline Guinn and John W. Chandler (b. Tennessee about 1852). John’s young family is in the 1880 census (District 15, Madison County,Tennessee), but John W. is listed as “Jno.” (so Brian is not discounting the possibility that his name is actually Jonathan) and Emily Eveline’s name is scrambled into “Ennerly.” Only their oldest two children, John A. and Rebecca, were in the household at that time.
Currie’s siblings were:
Currie married Ludie Stewart (daughter of Cornelius W. Stewart and Rachel Sanders) around 1905 in Madison County, Tennessee (Jackson). They had only one child, Emma Iola Chandler, born in 1908 in either Madison or Perry County, Tennessee. By the time of the 1910 census, Currie’s family was in Mobile, Alabama, with older brother John Andrew Chandler and wife Rena and children in the household.
Currie Chandler served in WWI and by the 1930’s was living in the Winston County, Mississippi (Louisville), area. Emma Iola married Henry Mauldin Shumaker of that area. Ludie Stewart Chandler is buried in Louisville, Mississippi, although her parents had moved to Madison County, Tennessee (Jackson area), and Ludie considered this “home.” Currie Chandler died in 1947 and is buried at New Friendship Cemetery in Chester County, Tennessee. (Chester County was created in the late 1800s from land taken from several neighboring counties, including Madison.)
Brian is unable to tie this John W. Chandler to any of the other Chandlers in western Tennessee during the early to middle 19th century or to the Bailey Chandler descendants who settled in Winston County, Mississippi. Brian has also looked into Chandler/Currie marriages between Chandler men and Currie women in the early 19th century in the Caswell County, North Carolina, area and then the movement of parts of both families to Haywood County in western Tennesse, since Haywood County is next to Madison County.
Any information on Currie or John W. Chandler would be greatly appreciated.
|Desperately Seeking Willis Chandler – New member Julie Wingate writes: “I am searching for any information that could help me shed light on the parents of Willis C. Chandler, born 28 December 1807 in South Carolina. The first record that I have found shows Willis signing as a witness to a Codicil added to the will of William Devenport (also an ancestor of mine) between January 1840 and July 1842.” On 12 October 1845, Willis C. and his wife Leanna Campbell Chandler joined the Fork Shoals Baptist Church in Greenville County, SC. Leanna Campbell is the daughter of John Richard Campbell and Virginia Jane Barnett. Willis and Leanna had three children. Mary Jane (26 April 1837- 19 May 1884) married Mark L. Davis. Sarah Ann “Annie” (23 April 1841- 1 April 1874) married Frank M. Austin and is buried at Fork Shoals Baptist Church. My great-great-grandfather, Pinckney Lafayette Chandler, was born 29 December 1842 and married Susan Elliotte Vance (granddaughter of the William Devenport above). Pinckney died on Christmas Day 1868. His only child, my great-grandfather William Vance Chandler, was 17 months old.
“Willis C. Chandler remained in Greenville County until his death 13 February 1887. He and his wife Leanna are buried at Fork Shoals Baptist Church. She died 15 January 1876. He appeared as head of household in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 South Carolina censuses (in the Oaklawn Township) as well as the 1860 Slave Schedule. His name appears in the Greenville County newspaper “The Southern Enterprise” on 8 September 1869 when serving on the grand jury. He appears in the 1843-1844 Greenville City Directory as a land owner in the Fork Shoals area.
“I have been unable to find Willis at any time before witnessing Devenport’s will between 1840 and 1842. I have been told that he may be the son (along with Allen, Josiah and sister Rachel) of Henry Chandler, grandson of William Hampton Chandler of Greenville County, SC, but have found no proof for my Willis or the others. I have long suspected that he and Allen Chandler may be brothers or first cousins but have no definite proof of that either. I would appreciate any suggestions you may have in determining a family for my Willis.”
|Elizabeth “Eliza” Chandler married Tilghman Fish – Sandy Edwards, gg-granddaughter of Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Chandler who married Tilghman Fish, is searching for more information. Tilghman Fish was born December 1796, most likely in Maryland (one census listed his birthplace as England; all others say Maryland). Elizabeth was born about 1796-1800 in Maryland. They married September 1, 1826, in Baltimore, Maryland. They moved to Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, about 1836, and three years later moved to Greensfork, Wayne County, Indiana. Seven years later they moved to Raysville, Henry County, Indiana, where he and his sons ran a woollen mill. Eliza is not listed with Tilghman and their children in Henry County, Indiana, in the 1850 census. She probably died 1843-1845.
About 1852/6 the family moved to Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa. From 1860 through 1870 they lived in Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa. Tilghman died November 24, 1878, in Columbus City and is buried in the Columbus City Cemetery. (According to Sandy, Columbus City and Columbus Junction are quite close to each other, and she’s not sure she hasn’t mixed them up.) Sandy has not been able to learn anything about Tilghman’s parents or siblings but believes Elizabeth’s parents could be Jacob Chandler and Elizabeth Bowles Lyon. They were both born in either Delaware or Virginia.
|Rachel Chandler (Candler), born 1759 – Rachael (Rachel) Chandler (Candler) was born 1759, location unknown. She married Thomas Fuqua sometime before 1784. He was a Virginian (probably born 1736?, died in Jefferson County, Georgia, in 1804-1806?) and a Revolutionary soldier with two headright bounty land grants, 1784, in both Franklin and Washington counties, Georgia. The couple had one son, Henry Chandler (Candler) Fuqua, born February 1, 1784, in what would become Jefferson County, Georgia. It was Burke County, established 1777, at his birth in 1784, and Saint Paul Parish, established 1755, when his parents migrated there.Rachel married a second time to George Johnson on November 4, 1809, in Wilkes County, Georgia. Henry C. Fuqua moved to Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia, when Dublin was called “Sandbar” (East Dublin), around 1800-1804, before the county was established in 1807. Noted in Scott Thompson’s “History of Laurens County” as having been an early pioneer of the area, Henry would become a wealthy man. He received honorable mention in the book, “Georgia Landmarks, Memorials, and Legends,” as having accidentally discovered that cotton seed could be used as fertilizer. His mother and stepfather, Rachel and George Johnson, came there as well. Rachael Chandler died January 29, 1837, and her son Henry died on April 14, 1860. Both are buried in the “Old Cemetary” in downtown Dublin, Georgia.
If you know anything about the ancestry of Rachael (Rachel) Chandler (Candler) and Thomas Fuqua or where their ancestors lived, please contact Mitch.
|Samuel Chandler b. 1820 Virginia – John Chandler is searching for information on Samuel Chandler (born 1820 in Virginia, died 1862 North Carolina). In 1842 Samuel married Martha E. King (b. 1822 Virginia) in Fluvanna, Virginia. Samuel had a brother named Robert (b. 1831). Samuel and Martha had the following children: William J. (b. 1844); Jno H., aka John H. (b. 1846); Samuel David (b. 1852); and J. A. (b. 1860). John would also like information on Martha King’s parents. If you can provide any information on this family, please write John at the address below.|
|Terrill Chandler of Clay County, Kentucky – Stephen Chandler Bass is seeking information on the paternity of Terrill Chandler, who appears in Census records of Clay County, Kentucky, 1850-1870. His family comprised wife Alca/Alcey/Ailsey nee Hubbard and children Rebecca, Rhoda, Sally, Nancy, Joseph, Olly, William and Jeremy. Terrill reported North Carolina as his state of birth on all three censuses. Stephen says, “I’m descended on my mother’s side from Terrill through William. A recent 37 marker DNA analysis (FTDNA Kit # 149810) of my uncle, a direct male descendant, confirms inclusion in Chandler Group 7A.” Chandler researcher Dick Chandler, coordinator of The Chandler One Name Study, is leaning toward Terrill’s father being John Chiles Chandler, born c. 1790-92 to John Chandler and Elizabeth Terrell of Orange County, Virginia. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Terrell and Mary Mallory. If you can provide information on the paternity of Terrill Chandler or if you know anything about John Chiles Chandler, please contact Stephen.|
|Asa David Simmons Chandler – Vivian Young of Lavonia, Georiga, is searching for a photograph of Asa David Simmons Chandler. Vivian’s husband, Maurice Young III, is the gg-grandson of Asa David Simmons Chandler of Hart and Franklin County, Georgia, who is buried in the Henry Farmer Chandler grave plot at Burgess Cemetery, Lavonia, Georgia. The photo is needed for a Historical Preservation Society cemetery tour project. If you can help, please contact Vivian.|
|Frank Thomas Chandler and sons Asa and Harry – Stephanie Hartman is searching for her Chandler line. She knows that Asa Crawford Chandler (a famous biologist, born 1891) was her gg-uncle. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, on February 19, 1891, the son of Frank Thomas and Augusta (Jappe) Chandler. Asa’s brother Harry Augustas was Stephanie’s great-grandfather. Frank Thomas Chandler had three siblings: Issac, William, and Elizabeth. If you can help Stephanie take her Chandler line back any further, please contact her.|
|Book on Early Days in Texas includes Chandlers – Iris Guertin wrote us last year asking for information on William Addison Chandler and Rev. Pleasant Barnett Chandler (sons of Lewis Chandler of Oglethorpe, Georgia) when she was working on her book, “Navidad Country,” about an area of southern Texas in the years 1830 through 1870. Iris has now published her book and it is available for purchase. Asked about the amount of space her book devotes to the Chandlers, Iris replied, “There are 16 pages and 14 photos. I cover William Addison Chandler and Pleasant Barnett Chandler and their families. And, in addition, included are 2 pages on another Chandler line–John W. and Elizabeth J. Chandler and his brothers F. W. and James A. Chandler. They came from Massachusetts, apparently by way of Georgia.” “Navidad Country” can be ordered from any of the following internet sites:
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|William Henry Chandler b. 1883 – Kaye Chandler Maxwell is searching for her grandfather’s family. He was William Henry Chandler, born March 21,1883, in Virginia or West Virginia, who married Callie Johnston Martin on July 4, 1906. Kaye believes William Henry’s father was William G. Chandler, born January 1854, in Virginia, who married Sarah (no last name). Siblings listed are Joseph A., born 1884; Ninnie M., born 1888; Minnis O., born 1892; Samuel M., born 1894; and Shelborn D., born 1890. Any information about members of this family would be appreciated.|
|Arthur Chandler, Ida, Louisiana – Doug Byram is searching for information on his grandfather, Arthur Chandler, who lived in Ida, Louisiana, and died in 1941 or 1942. Arthur is believed to have had three sisters. A contact from any member of this family would be appreciated.|
|Elisha Asbury Chandler’s Family Bible – Claudia Chandler Brocato (your CFA webmaster) would like to contact descendants of Annie Maud Chandler Moorhead (later Burress?) and her son Charles E. Moorhead. Charles wrote a letter in 1971 indicating that he was in possession of Elisha Asbury Chandler’s Family Bible and was willing to pass it to one of the Chandler family. A response to him went unanswered, and the Bible was never received. Charles E. Moorhead had one sister, Mary Joyce (deceased 1969), and three brothers: Max J. Moorhead, Frank G. Moorhead, and Davis T. Moorhead. A contact from any descendant of this family would be appreciated.|