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This page: Genetic Chandler Family #3
William Martin Chandler family
Robert L. Chandler family of Alabama
Robert B. Chandler
James L. Chandler family
William Solomon Chandler family of Georgia
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William Martin Chandler family
William Martin Chandler was born August 30, 1852, in Haralson County, Georgia. He died April 5, 1917 in Etowah County, Alabama. On October 5, 1873, he married Mary Minerva Brown (1857-1906), the mother of his nine children. Mary Minerva Brown Chandler died in Rankin, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. There was a second marriage in 1907 to Eula Plunkett.

In the photo at right (scanned from a tintype*) are (3)William Martin Chandler and his four oldest children:(1) Sarah Ann Chandler  born 1876, (2)  Edward Augustus Chandler born 1874, (4) William Franklin Chandler born 1879, and (5) John Madison Chandler born 1881.

Identified on the larger photograph below are William Martin Chandler (seated at left) holding Isaac born 1886 and Mary M. Brown Chandler (seated at right) holding Mattie. The boys in front are John (left) and Lewis (Major Lewis). Standing at back are (from left) Edward, Will and Sarah. Mattie was born June 22, 1889, so this family portrait was probably made about 1890. Born later were Cecil Cicero Chandler (1891) and Mary Leola Chandler (1894). The six older children were born in Georgia and the three youngest in Texas.




The Group 3 Chandler lineage for William Martin Chandler is believed to be as follows: Richard Chandler b 1751 VA? > Richard Chandler b 1775 VA > Major Lewis Chandler b 1815 GA > William Martin Chandler b 1852 GA.


William Franklin Chandler, at left, was a son of William Martin Chandler and Mary Minerva Brown. He was born February 17, 1879, in Carroll County, Georgia, and died May 14, 1904 in Shackelford County, Texas. He married Lettie Newcomb on December 20, 1898. They had at least one child, William Chandler born September 26, 1904.


Above, (2) Sarah Ann Malinda Chandler, daughter of William Martin Chandler and wife of Robert Manuel Herring (1875-1953), is shown with her baby (4) Manuel Augustus Herring (1894-1963). At left is her young sister (1) Mary Leola "Ola" Chandler  (1894-1925) and at right is her young brother (3) Cecil Cicero Chandler (1891-1969).
Sarah Ann Malinda Chandler Herring (2 above) is shown with her son (1) Manual Augustus Herring (1894-1963) at left, daughter (4) Ethel May Herring (born 1900) in her lap, and young brother (3) Cecil Cicero Chandler (1891-1969) at right.

Martha Arenah “Mattie” Chandler, daughter of William Martin Chandler and Mary Minerva Brown, was born June 22, 1889, in Upshur County, Texas, and died September 16, 1958, in Swisher County, Texas. She married John Emmit Copper (1882-1918) in 1906. The children standing in the back are Amber Oleta Copper (1907-1941), and J. D. Cooper (1910-1983). In front are Lottie Mae Cooper (1914-1990) and Clifton Archie Copper (1911-1926). The family’s youngest child, Leo Franklin Copper, was born July 3, 1916, but only survived until August 17, 1917.
The surviving children of William Martin Chandler gathered for a funeral in Canadian, Texas, in 1963. From left are brothers Lewis (Major Lewis) Chandler, John Madison Chandler, and Cecil Cicero Chandler, followed by Cecil's wife Gladys and John's wife Lucy. In front is the eldest living child of William Martin Chandler, Sarah Ann Malinda Chandler Herring, age 87 at the time.

Unknown, scanned from a tintype* – There is no name on this picture, just "Pas brother" written on the back. Very possibly it is a brother of William Martin Chandler. His four brothers were Edward, born 1841; Greenbury Franklin, born 1849, Levi F., born 1851, and John Smith, born 1855. The CFA Lineages Database (CFALD) has information on descendants of two of the brothers, Levi F. and John Smith, but nothing about descendants for Edward W. and Greenbury Franklin.
*Tintypes came into use about 1855. Their popularity peaked 1861-1871, but some usage continued until about 1900. Tintype Photographs, www.phototree.com/id_tin.htm
Unknown, scanned from a tintype* – The identity of this gentleman is uncertain. Scratched on the back of the photograph is “Mrs. W.M. Chandler Herald City," which presumably refers to Harrold, Texas, in Wilbarger County, where members of the William Martin Chandler family did live. One Group 3 member suggested this might be a photograph of William Martin Chandlers’ father, Major Lewis Chandler. He was born in Georgia in 1815 and was purportedly part of the 1838 Cherokee Removal and later the local militia through the Civil War. (Note the sword in the photograph.)

Some information in the captions for these photos is from the CFA Lineages Database (CFALD).

The photos of the William Martin Chandler family are courtesy of Ethelyn Robinson Bradshaw, granddaughter of Sarah Ann Malinda Chandler and Robert Manuel Herring.

Ethelyn Bradshaw

Updated December 6, 2014




Robert L. Chandler family of Alabama
The photograph at right of the Robert L. and Julia A. E. Lambert Chandler family can be dated to about 1900, since Robert B. Chandler, the boy at left in front, was born in 1893. (See below a photograph of Robert B. Chandler as an adult.)

Robert and Julia were born in Carroll County, Georgia, and raised their family in Cleburne County, Alabama. Members of the family are:

Front row: Robert B., John G., and Charles W.

Middle row: Martha F., Robert L., Zelma, and Julia.

Back row: Lula L. and Josephine A.


Robert B. Chandler
The photo at left is Robert B. Chandler (1893-1918), a son of Robert L. and Julia A. E. Lambert Chandler.

Robert L. Chandlers's parents were Hiram Bennett Chandler and Frances Marion Holloway. Richard Chandler born 1751 is considered the earliest known ancestor for Group 3. Robert L. Chandler's line of descent is: Richard Chandler b 1751 VA? > Richard Chandler b 1775 VA > Ambrose Chandler b 1805 NC > Hiram Bennett Chandler b 1831 GA.

These photos of the Robert L. Chandler family and Robert B. Chandler are courtesy of John Reese, Jr., a descendant of Ambrose Chandler born 1805. John's line of descent from Ambrose: Ambrose Chandler b 1805 NC > William W Chandler b 1828 GA > Mary F.Jane "Molly" Chandler b 1853 GA > William Marion McClain b 1884 AL > Gladys Eula McClain b 1911 GA > Emma Lee Pemberton b 1929 AL

John Reese, Jr.

August 10, 2014

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James L. Chandler Family - Newly Found Photos
Linda Yates hit a treasure trove when she located a previously unknown Chandler cousin, the first Chandler relative she has ever met except for her own father. These photos were furnished by the new cousin. Maybe you can help put some of them in context for Linda.

Submitted by Linda Yates

June 27, 2010

This is purportedly a photograph of James L. Chandler, Linda's g-g-grandfather, and his wife.

From Linda: James L Chandler and his wife Oictoria (or maybe Victoria) Hatfield were both from Georgia. They had a son, William David Chandler, born September 9, 1877, Carrollton, Georgia.


This photo is identified as Julia Chandler and possibly William Chandler.

From Linda: William David Chandler, son of James L. and Oictoria/Victoria Hatfield Chandler, was born September 9, 1877, Carrolton, Georgia., and died June 11, 1923, in Barberton Ohio. William David Chandler married Julia Walker, who was born June 13, 1878, in Carrolton, Georgia, and died April 18, 1933, in Barberton Ohio. Their children were Mamie, born 1903 Alabama and died in her 20s in Ohio; James, born 1904 Georgia; Cramer Beuford (Linda's grandfather), born 1907 Alabama; and Nellie, born 1911 Alabama and died at age 16.

At far left is Linda's grandfather, Cramer Beuford Chandler, as a young man. Cramer, much later in life, is shown with his wife, Sophia (nee Opalewski) Chandler, at left.

From Linda: Cramer and Sophia both died in Arizona. Cramer's brother James married Hazel Mess from Akron Ohio, they also died in Arizona. Cramer's sister Nellie died in Georgia.


Mamie Chandler, at left, was the daughter of William David and Julia Chandler. She was born 1903 Alabama and died in her 20s in Ohio. Katherine Kennedy Mastro, shown above in a 1935 photo, is Mamie's daughter.


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William Solomon Chandler Family
Back row, from left: Thelma Eukalee Chandler Passmore, Mary Lorene Chandler Damren, Minnie Frances Chandler, Nellie Elizabeth Stringer. Middle row (adults): Thomas Louis Passmore, William Solomon Chandler, Stella Chandler Stringer, Joseph Damren, Pauline (Crozier) Chandler, Richard Alvin Chandler. Front row (adults): Benjamin Franklin Chandler, Ruby Dukes Chandler, Martha Ezell Chandler Matthews. None of the children were identified.

The photo of the William Solomon Chandler family at right was taken in October or November of 1939, possibly in Tifton, Georgia. Solomon was born May 13, 1875, in Carroll County, Georgia, and died May 6, 1940. He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Serene Susan "Sallie" McGee (1880-1929).

The photograph at left of the daughters of William Solomon Chandler is believed to have been taken sometime in the 1950's in Miami, Florida. Seated:  Ezelle Chandler Mixon. Standing, from left:  Stella Chandler Stringer, Mary Chandler Ellis, Minnie Chandler Watson, Thelma Chandler Kilcoyne. Ezelle was first married to a Mr. Matthews and second to a Mr. Corbin, Mary was first married to a Mr. Damren, and Thelma was previously married to a Mr. Passmore.


William Solomon Chandler is the son of Hiram Bennett Chandler (born 5 May 1831 in Franklin County, Georgia; died 11 March 1900) and his wife Frances M. Holloway (born 11 March 1836, Campbell County, Georgia). He is the grandson of Ambrose Chandler (born 1805, North Carolina; died 9 April 1868, Carroll County, Georgia) and Jerusha White (born 1805, Georgia; died 1894, Haralson County, Georgia).

These photos were submitted by CFA members Charles "Chuck" and Vicki Chandler Watson, a married couple who are both Chandler descendants. Vicki is a descendant of William Chandler of Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, England (DNA Group 9). Chuck, a member of DNA Group 3, is a grandson of William Solomon Chandler and the son of Minnie Frances Chandler Watson (April 15, 1923 - December 15, 2006, photo at right).

Charles and Vicki Chandler Watson

Updated January 23, 2010

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