Joel Chandler

10 March 1765–
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joel

When Joel Chandler was born on 10 March 1765, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Chandler, was 26 and his mother, Alice Snow, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Chandler
1738–1814
Alice Snow
1741–1782
James Chandler
1763–
Joel Chandler
1765–
Mary Chandler
1767–
William Chandler
1771–
Elizabeth Chandler
1774–
Steven Chandler
1781–1850
Alice Chandler
1791–
Lois Chandler
1797–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 16

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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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  • Joel Chandler, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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