Samuel Chandler

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Chandler was born on 4 May 1801, in Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Chandler, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Boud, was 23. He married Jane Milton on 19 November 1828, in Abbotsley, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 13 May 1882, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Chandler
Mary Jarvis
Marriage: 13 June 1842
Joseph Chandler
Samuel Chandler
Mary Ann Chandler
James Jarvis Chandler
David Chandler
Elizabeth Chandler
Ruth Chandler

Sources (37)

  • Samuel Chandler, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Samuel Charndler, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Samuel Chandler, "BillionGraves Index"

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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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Memories of Samuel Chandler

1. Accepted the gospel in England and opened his home for missionaries to hold meetings. 2. Struggled with great poverty, was often ill, his wife had to take in washing along with raising 12 children …

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