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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James A. Chandler
Susannah McGilbra
Poley Chandler
William B Chandler
Edwin Petus Chandler
Benjamin Chandler
Rachael Chandler
Roena Terry Chandler
Eliza Chandler
James Madison Chandler
Thomas Jefferson Chandler
Henry Martin Chandler
Susannah "Susan" A. Chandler

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World Events (3)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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