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CHANDLER *James, Sr.

Male Abt 1761 - Abt 1808


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  • Name  CHANDLER *James, Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1761  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  23FCAEBB54A3D1439EEA81B957B70A5FCC5A 
    Died  Abt 1808  Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I624  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  12 Mar 2006 

    Father  CHANDLER *Joseph, Jr.,   b. 1739, Goochland Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1805, Caswell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah,   b. Abt. 1740,   d. Abt 1800 
    Married  Abt 1761  Goochland Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F254  Group Sheet

    Family  STOVALL Elizabeth Ann,   b. Abt 1768, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1785  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. CHANDLER Allen,   b. Abt 1787, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fall 1856, Benton ( now Calhoun ) County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. CHANDLER Lewis,   b. Abt 1789, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1832, Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. CHANDLER Wyatt,   b. Abt. 1791, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1864, Haralson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. CHANDLER Richardson L,   b. 14 Jul 1795, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1859, Benton ( now Calhoun ) County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. CHANDLER Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1798, Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. CHANDLER *James, Jr,   b. Abt 1801, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Mar 1833, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. CHANDLER Stephen,   b. Abt 1803, Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F238  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR JAMES, SR.: CFA Newletter Volume XVII, Number 1 ( Spring 2006) page #12
      Also stated by the Chandler Family Association that he was born in Lunenburg, VA 1761.
      He probably would not have remembered his grandfather Joe I, since he was born three years before his grandfather died at 64, in 1764. In 1776, when James was 15 and the Revolutionary War started, he was not old enough to join up. Besides, he was the family's oldest son and his fathers right hand man on the farm. His four pre-teen sisters helped their mother with chores. And he had two pesky little brothers, 3 and 7, Joseph III and Edmund. His sister Lucy died in 1792. and Sarah in 1800. It is hard to image that James did not fight in the Revolutionary War but no record of his participation has been found.

      In 1784 he purchased 200 acres from Elijah Nunn on both sides of the Luck Fork on Moon's Creek, Caswell Co., NC. In 1788 he bought land from his father in Graville Co.. At 25, in 1786 he married Elizabeth Anne Stovall. In 1796 he sold his Granville property and moved his family to Franklin Co.,
      Georgia along with his brother Joseph and his wife, Sarah Farmer, and at least two of his sisters and their
      husbands: Lucy and William Pinson and Salley and William Mitchell. These families joined other Chandler families already living there.

      In 1805 his father, now a widower, died in Caswell Co., NC. James, as the eldest son, was executor of
      his estate. Six of his siblings in Georgia gave him Power of Attorney to obtain their legacy. By 1807 he
      sent brother Joe III his share. By this time James ( 42) and Elizabeth were well established with six
      husky boys and a daughter, Elizabeth. His brother Edmund, 32, who married Mary, died 10 years
      later, leaving two boys. His brother Joseph III, 36, had 770 acres in Franklin County, GA. His lisslest brothers William and Stephen, were now 26 and 24, both engaged to be married.

      James, only 48, died in 1809-their 23rd wedding anniversary year. His will gave the farm to Elizabeth
      until the children were of age. James had seen only one son, Allen, get married and the birth of one
      grandchild. Allen and Lewis were 20 and 22, old enough to farm; teenagers Wyatt, 18, and Richardson, 14, could help. James Jr and Stephen were 8 and 6. James Chandlers children:
      Allen 1787; Lewis 1789, Wyatt 1791; Richardson 1795; Elizabeth 1798; James, Jr. 1801; and Stephen
      1803 ( note this date to keep seperate from other Stephens ).

      Elizabeth was a strong, intelligent, long-lived person who lived to see all their children married and many grandchildren. In 1817, when Elizabeth was 21, they almost had a double wedding. She
      married second David Anthony; eight month later, daughter Elizabeth married her step-brother,
      Martin Anthony, son of David. Life wasn't over yet!

      The years from 1807 to 1824 were marrying off years for the widow Elizabeth-Allen in 1807, Wyatt in 1814, Richardson in 1815, Lewis in 1816, the two Elizabeths ( mother and daughter ) in 1817, James, Jr. in 1822, and Stephen in 1824.

      From 1788 to 1834 were the baby years. She had 63 grandchildren; imagine giving each one of them a big hug and kiss, remembering their names and birthdays. She buried two sons in 1832 and 1833, Lewis and James, Jr. Three of her brothers-in-law, Edmund, William, and Stephen ( brothers of her first husband James ), died in 1815, 1831, and 1850.

      Then came her senior years, from 1836 to 1850. In 1850 at 81 she was living in Franklin Co., GA, surrounded by grandchildren. James' brother, Joe III and sister Susannah also died in 1853 and 1854. The last of James' family and generation was Allen, died in 1856; Richardson 1859, and
      Wyatt 1864.