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The Chandler Family Association

Chandler Gatherings

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Send a photo and brief information about your Chandler gatherings! Please include date, location, and a description of the family group included in your reunion (example: "descendants of James Dudley Chandler"). For privacy reasons, we will not list the names of individuals in the photographs. Thanks are due Laurel Chandler White for inspiring this page.

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Joseph Stanley and Nora  Chandler Descendants
First Cousins Second Biennial Reunion

The grandchildren of Joseph Stanley and Nora  Chandler and their spouses met at the Lipan, Texas, Community Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Of the 28 grandchildren, 22 are still living and 16 were able to make it to the reunion along with seven spouses. Those in attendance were  Tommie Ellis, Jimmy Montgomery, Richard Byrd,  Shirley Riddle, Mary Laughlin, Roy Chandler, Betty Tuggle and husband Robert, Michael Chandler and wife Gabriele (Cookie), Waldo Chandler, Donna Hanna, Bob Wilson, Nick Wilson and wife Georgian, Sherry Walton and husband Butch, Scott Allen and wife Jennie, Brad Allen and wife Nancy and Rusty Chandler and wife Janice.  The cousins who have passed away are:  Jackie Byrd, Joe Evans, Becky Wilson, Gary Chandler, Sandra Chandler and Gaylon Chandler. See photos from the 2016 reunion.

Joseph Stanley Chandler's Group 7A lineage:John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b abt 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b abt 1654 VA > Joseph Chandler b 1695 VA > Joseph Chandler b abt 1739 VA > Joseph Chandler b 1769 NC > Henry Farmer Chandler b 1801 GA > Joseph Newton Chandler b 1828 GA > John Morris Chandler b abt 1850> Joseph Stanley Chandler b 1884 TX.

Mike Chandler

May 23, 2017

Descendants of John Franklin Chandler (b 1861 Texas)
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The descendants of John Franklin Chandler (b 1861 Texas) gathered September 15-18, 2016, at Quartz Mountain Park near Long Wolf, Oklahoma, for a family reunion. Sixty-five family members traveled from North Carolina, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma to attend the reunion.

We had a great time - eating meals and enjoying the park’s recreation facilities together. Barbara Chandler Nash (Colorado) gave a wonderful presentation on our Chandler Family History going back to the time of our ancestors in England before John arrived on the boat, Hercules, from England in 1609.  Having the reunion centered on our common ancestor, John Franklin Chandler, was a great idea. We shared memories of John Franklin’s sons - Albert, Elmer and Caleb.  A very important commonality between these sons is that in the early 1900s, they all moved from Montague County, Texas, and homesteaded around the community of Hollene, Curry County, New Mexico, to farm and raise their families.

John Franklin’s Group 7A lineage: John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b abt 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b abt 1654 VA > Joell Chandler b 1683 VA > Robert Chandler b 1720 VA > Bailey Chandler b 1751 VA > Abraham Chandler b 1780 SC > William Overton Bailey Chandler b 1816 GA > John Franklin Chandler b 1861 TX

Chad Chandler

April 30, 2017

Joseph Stanley and Nora Chandler Family of Texas
The Joseph and Nora Chandler family held a reunion on 4 June 2016 at the Lipan Community Center, Lipan, Texas. Joe and Nora lived in Lipan for several years and many of their descendants were raised in and around Lipan. If we didn't miss anyone, there were 55 in attendance. Those in attendance enjoyed some excellent cooking by the Chandlers (they are excellent cooks). In addition to catching up with each other, everyone was interested in photos and stories from the recent trip (2016 CFA UK Tour) to England by several members of the family. All enjoyed the day.
See photos from the 2017 reunion.

Joe’s Group 7A lineage: John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b abt 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b abt 1654 VA > Joseph Chandler b 1695 VA > Joseph Chandler b 1739 VA > Joseph Chandler b 1769 NC > Henry Farmer Chandler b 1801 GA > Joseph Newton Chandler b 1828 GA > John Morris Chandler b abt 1850> Joseph Stanley Chandler b 1884 TX.

Courtesy of Mike Chandler

June 22, 2016

Descendants of Daniel C. Chandler of Alabama

This Chandler family reunion was held on August 1, 2015, at Noccalula Falls Kiwanis Pavilion in Gadsden, Alabama.  Reunions of the descendants of Daniel C. Chandler, born 1851 in Georgia, have been going on for over 100 years and, at one time, had 500+ participants when it was in Centre, Alabama. The 2015 reunion was attended by more than 65 descendants. Daniel C. Chandler's wife Evaline was born about 1853 in Alabama. They both died in DeKalb County, Alabama - Daniel in 1929 and Evaline in 1928. Click on the image above to see a larger version, which will open in a new window. This window will remain open behind. Photo by Michael H. Chandler.

Courtesy of Chris Chandler

August 6, 2015

O. W. and Doris Chandler Family

O. W. and Doris Chandler of Tanner, Alabama, were thrilled to have their entire immediate family at home during Christmas week 2014. In the photo above, Doris and O. W. (seated in front) are surrounded by three sons and their wives, grandchildren and spouses, and great-grandchildren.  The sons and their wives are Roger Dale and Julie, Barry Clay and Patricia “Trish”, and Donald Wade and Martha. Grandchildren, spouses, and great-grandchildren also in the photograph are:
  • Candice Dawn Rogers and husband Benjamin with children Addison Chandler Rogers, Henry Baird Rogers, and Luke Baird Rogers
  • Jason Christopher Chandler and wife Sarah with children James Austin Chandler, William “Will” Murfee Chandler, and Joshua “Josh” Christopher Chandler
  • Allison “Allie” Clay Chandler Harris and husband Jake
  • Sarah Jessica (Jessie) Chandler
  • Grant Garner Chandler and wife Allison
  • Morgan Cathleen Chandler Yohn and husband Brandon.

Doris Chandler

April 1, 2015

 

Chandler Siblings Gather in Ada, Oklahoma
A group of Chandler siblings gathered in Ada, Oklahoma, October 7-10, 2013. In the photo, CFA member Charles Chandler of Woodville, Alabama, is at right on the back row. Also in the photo are Trudy Chandler Freeman, Lucille Chandler Jones, Beatrice Chandler Brooks, Kenneth Chandler, and Amos W. Chandler. The family tries to gather every year at about the same time to celebrate the birthdays of Amos and Charles. The siblings, who live in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Alabama, are the children of Elmer Fred Chandler and Ethel Annabel Webb. They are members of genetic Chandler family 7A, descendants of John Chandler born 1600, and their lineage is as follows: John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b c 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b 1654 VA > William b 1693 VA > Frederick Chandler b 1745 VA > Luke Randolph Chandler b 1806 > Joseph Thomas Chandler b 1844 AL > Charles Jackson "Charley" Chandler b 1889 > Elmer Fred Chandler b 1913 AL.

Joyce Chandler

November 25, 2013



Cousins Gather on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Three cousins who met for the first time at the 2010 CFA Annual Meeting in Hampton, Virginia, got together again in June 2012. Shown in the photo are Larry Mahurin and his wife Madonna at left. Graham Chandler and his wife Liz are at right, and Mary Lou Chandler Boal is at center. Mary Lou and Graham are third cousins, and they are both fifth cousins to Larry. All are descendants of Joel Chandler b 1740 in Virginia (John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b c 1629 VA > Robert Chandler b 1654 VA > Joell Chandler b 1683 VA > Joel Chandler b 1740 VA). Mary Lou and Graham descend from Joel's son David born 1765 who served in the Revolutionary War, and Larry descends from a younger brother, John B. Chandler born 1775. 

Madonna and Larry first connected with Mary Lou, who lives not far from them in Kentucky. The Mahurins convinced Mary Lou to attend the 2010 CFA meeting in Hampton, Virginia, where she met Graham and two of his first cousins for the first time.  Graham and his first cousins and Mary Lou all descend from Thomas Chandler, son of David above -   Mary Lou from Thomas' son Ruffin Thomas Chandler, and Graham and his cousins from another son, Seymour Puryear Chandler. 

Mary Lou suggested the June get-together, and Madonna was able to share more family history with the group from her research in North Carolina and Kentucky. Graham had heard of Larry's ancestor, Washington Chandler, and knew that he belonged to the same family.  Madonna said, "It was a very poignant time for all of us, and Mary Lou commented that 'it was meant to be'." -- Photo courtesy of Larry and Madonna Mahurin -



Noah Carr Chandler Family Reunion in Washington State

A reunion of descendants of Noah Carr Chandler was held on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Nelson Cox's pond in Warden, Washington, during the day and at Gary Chandler's home in Moses Lake, Washington, in late afternoon and evening. The 67 participants were there from Seattle, Spokane, Wenatchee and Moses Lake, Washington. The majority of Noah Carr Chandler's descendants are still in south central Arkansas, but no members of the family from Arkansas were able to attend. These photos were submitted by Bobby Glyn Chandler, who said they were not able to get a photo of the entire group because family members were coming and going all day.

Noah Carr Chandler was born in 1886. Noah's line of descent back to John Chandler of Jamestown, according to Bobby, is as follows: Theoderick Archer (T.A.) Chandler b.1858 > Littleberry Chandler b.1839 > Alexander Jackson Chandler b.1815 > Robert Chandler b.1773 > Joel Chandler Jr. b.1740 > Joell Chandler Sr. b.1683 > Robert Chandler Jr. b.1659 > Robert Chandler Sr. b.1630 > John Chandler b.1600. Photos courtesy of Bobby Glyn Chandler, deceased (January 4, 1948 - December 23, 2010)

Chandlers of Greenville, South Carolina

Five generations, all descendants of James Robert and Fraddie Chandler, gathered in Greenville, South Carolina, in August 2008. The three ladies on the front row are daughters of James Robert and Fraddie Chandler; their brother Wade (now deceased) is shown at left (in the suit). At far left is the son of another brother, Grady. Grady is also deceased. Photo courtesy of Deb

Descendants of Lester N. Chandler -- Robert Chandler b. 1775 > Hiram Chandler > John Chandler > Lester N. Chandler > Walter Chandler > CFA member Jackie Cahoon

Jackie and Les Cahoon recently traveled to Narrows, Virginia, for the 2008 reunion of descendants and relations of her grandfather, Lester N. Chandler. This family is Group 8 in the Chandler DNA Project. Jackie reports attendance was down a little this year because the hurricanes caused some travel problems. The photo at right shows Jackie standing by the grave of her parents, Walter and Elsie Chandler, at Shiloh United Methodist Cemetery in Holly Brook, Bland County, Virginia. Jackie says, "Dad, who was a sweetheart, selected the heart-shaped stone." Photos courtesy of Jackie Cahoon

Family of Gordon and Kathleen Chandler -- Descendants of Gordon and Kathleen Chandler gathered in Atlanta in July 2007. Glenn Chandler, CFA president, and Charles Chandler, CFA chaplain, are among the group. Photo courtesy of Glenn Chandler -

Surviving Children of James Milton Chandler, Sr. (30 Sep 1893 - 18 Jan 1988) -- James Milton was the son of Willis Robert (12 Feb 1861 - 27 Sep 1949) and grandson of Hampton, born between 1806 and 1813 in South Carolina. This photo was taken at the Chandler/Fortenberry family reunion in Terrebonne, Oregon, in the summer of 2005. James Milton's wife was Maudie Lutishie Inman. His mother (Willis Robert's wife) was Sophronia Henslee and Hampton's second wife (mother of Willis Robert) was Margaret Smith. One daughter, Bertie, died in 1977. This 2005 photo is the last picture of the remaining 11 children, as William Willis (Bill) Chandler, second from left on the front row, died in May 2006. The siblings are arranged in birth order starting left to right in the front and right to left in back (counter clockwise). Photo courtesy of Robert P. Chandler -

Samuel Raymond Chandler Family - Samuel Raymond Chandler (8/15/1912 - 12/6/1999) was the son of Samuel Delaney Chandler, grandson of Elijah H. Chandler, and great grandson of Manson Hardaway Chandler. The photo at center below was taken at his 87th birthday in Oldham County, Kentucky. The photos at right and left show Samuel and members of his family in gatherings in Kentucky and Colorado. Photos courtesy of Larry Douglas Chandler -

David A. Chandler - A reunion of Indiana Chandlers, descendants of David A. Chandler, was held during summer 2007. David was born in 1830 and died in 1926 at the age of 96. He was a blacksmith and spent his entire life in Surry County, North Carolina. He married Celia Gordon in 1852, and they resided near Pilot Mountain. Their neighbors were Eng and Chang Bunker, the famous Siamese twins. Most of the Indiana Chandlers are descendents of David's sons Edward Swain (1866-1955) or Nathaniel (1856-1940). Vern Chandler, who provided these photos, says "I'm a descendent of Nathaniel via my grandfather John Anderson Chandler and my father William Lavern Chandler. My grandfather and his wife Della Mae Southern moved to Indiana shortly before my father was born in 1917, but I'm not sure when the descendents of Swain moved there from our North Carolina home." Photos courtesy of Vern Thomas Chandler -

James Dudley Chandler - Descendants of James Dudley Chandler (JRR Joseph > Joseph Jr. > Stephen > James Dudley) gathered on September 1, 2007, in Huntingdon, Tennessee. Photo courtesy of Laurel White -



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