A Chandler Family in Kansas - Descendants of Amasa Chandler
Bev Schindler-Wooley sent some photos of her large Chandler/Arrington family.
Bev's Chandler lineage is John Chandler b 1600 ENG > Robert Chandler b c 1629 > Robert Chandler b 1654 VA > Robert Chandler b 1688 VA > Robert Chandler b 1720 > John Chandler b 1753 VA > Amasa Chandler b 1801 SC > William Richardson Chandler b 1833 IL > Mary Alice Chandler b 1864 IL > Alpha Lee Arrington b 1885 KS > Vera Arlene Arrington > Kermit Schindler > Bev Schindler.
At right above, Alpha Lee Arrington and wife Florence Alma Waters Arrington.
This family had large numbers of children over many generations. According to the CFA Lineages Database (CFALD), Amasa Chandler had 13 children, William Richard Chandler had 14 children, and Mary Alice Chandler Arrington had 13 children. Bev reports that Alpha Lee Arrington and wife Flo had 9 children. and her grandparents Vera Arrington and Ray Schindler had 11 children. Grandmother Vera Arrington Schindler served as the family historian, preserving family Bibles and records. Although Amasa was born in South Carolina, all his children were born in Illinois. Kansas became the family base in later generations. Bev reports, "They were not all born in Kansas or in the same place in Kansas."
Attending a 1924 Chandler family reunion at the
old Chandler home in Webster, Kansas, are (couples from left to right) Vern and Rosa (Hornish) Chandler,
John and Anna (Nelson) Chandler,
William and Mary (Chandler) Arrington,
Harry and Rachel (Chandler) Fairbanks,
Frank and Sarah (Chandler) Boroff,
Bird and Nancy (Chandler) Carl,
Oliver and Naomi (?) Chandler,
Thomas and Emma (Bennett) Chandler, and
Harve and May (Crane) Chandler.
August 25, 2011