Jonathan Chandler

Male2 February 1768–1810

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Jonathan Chandler was born on 2 February 1768, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Chandler, was 32 and his mother, Alisabeth Charity Taylor, was -71. He married Ruhama Davis on 28 August 1790, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1810, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 42.

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Jonathan Chandler
Ruhama Davis
Marriage: 28 August 1790
Sarah Chandler
Clement Davis Chandler
Enoch Chandler
Jacob Chandler
Elizabeth Chandler
Nancy Chandler

Sources (9)

  • Kentucky, Christian County, Tax Lists, 1805
  • South Carolina, Newberry District, Conveyances, Book C, page 730
  • South Carolina, Newberry District, Conveyances, Book D, page 584

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1790Newberry, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

    Age 8

    On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 13

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Anglo-Norman French chandeler ‘maker or seller of candles’ (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Chandler Family Bible

    Chandler Family Bible Submitted by Thomas E. Chandler, ONDQ Fall 1997, pg 27-29 Israel Chandler [Sr.]; And Lydia Gilbert, was married the 25th day of July; in the year of our LORD 1793. Cary Gilbert …

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