Poley Chandler

27 April 1806–April 1824 (Age 17)
Marshall, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Poley

When Poley Chandler was born on 27 April 1806, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, her father, James A. Chandler, was 23 and her mother, Susannah McGilbra, was 17. She died in April 1824, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

James A. Chandler
1783–1841
Susannah McGilbra
1789–1847
Poley Chandler
1806–1824
William B Chandler
1809–1891
Edwin Petus Chandler
1810–1878
Benjamin Chandler
1812–
Rachael Chandler
1813–1881
Roena Terry Chandler
1815–1868
Eliza Chandler
1817–
James Madison Chandler
1817–1902
Thomas Jefferson Chandler
1819–1897
Henry Martin Chandler
1821–1904
Susannah "Susan" A. Chandler
1823–1901

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

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

Age 6

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Middle English cha(u)ndeler (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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