Roxanna Chandler

Female24 November 1794–18 January 1848

Brief Life History of Roxanna

When Roxanna Chandler was born on 24 November 1794, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Barnabas Chandler, was 24 and her mother, Susanna Houghton, was 19. She married Jones Whitfield in 1817. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 18 January 1848, at the age of 53.

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Jones Whitfield
Roxanna Chandler
Marriage: 1817
William Whitefield
John Whitefield
George Whitefield
Frias Whitefield
Abraham Whitefield

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1817British West Indies
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 9

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 18

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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