Samuel Chandler

Male11 December 1805–6 May 1879

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Chandler was born on 11 December 1805, in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Chandler, was 26 and his mother, Margaret "Molly" Kirby, was 21. He married Hannah Courtney in 1825, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 6 May 1879, in Olanta, Florence, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Florence, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Chandler
Hannah Courtney
Marriage: 1825
Elias Chandler
Sarah Chandler
Daniel Isaiah Chandler
Sarah Chandler
Eliza Chandler
John Thomas Chandler
Samuel Mallory Chandler
Maria Louise Chandler
Samuel Robert Chandler

Sources (2)

  • Saml Chandler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Chandler, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1825South Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 17

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 20

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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