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of Joshua xVbbe, Sen., of Windham, Conn., and had by her
eight children.

Gen. Samuel McClellan m. 3 July, 1798, Eunice Follansbee,
of Worcester, Mass. In the graveyard at Putney, Vt., is in-
scribed " Eunice, wife of Gen. Samuel McClellan, died Nov. 7,
1839, a. 89."

Tie children of Gen. Samuel and Jemeua McClellan were :

i. Mary 4 McClellan, b. 19 Oct. 1758; m. 29 July, 1785, Dea.
Nathaniel Child, of North Woodstock, sou of Nathaniel. An
oil painting of her at the age of 18, was on exhibition at Put-
nam, 25 March, 1880. Five children.

ii. Samuel 4 McClellan. b. 11 Feb. 1760; d. 7 Feb. 1850, aged 90;
buried at No. Cemetery, Providence, R. I. He was in Capt.
Amos Paine's company at New Haven, Conn., Sept. 13, 177G,
on the march of that company to West Chester, N. Y., and
then received 20 shillings on account of the present march.
He was then bat little over sixteen years old. It is in tra-
dition that he had not long previously gone home to his father's
house in a state of intoxication, which his father perceived,
and immediately chastised him, and made him promise to
drink no more intoxicating liquor. Put under the smarts of
the rod, and perhaps of offended pride, he soon enlisted in
Capt. Paine's company to serve in the Revolutionary war. He



FIFTH AND SIX1TI GENERATIONS. 273

crossed the Delaware with Washington, and was engaged in
the battles of Princeton. He commanded a company in this
war. He resided in Benefit Street. Providence, R. I. ;"ni. first,
25 Dee. 1783, Ann Dexter, of Providence, who d. leaving one
rtiiffi. and was? dster of Mr. Dexter, who built the "Dexter

Asylum ;" m. second. ; m. third, Nancy Packard, who d.

12 Sept. 1853, a. 8G years. Six children.

William 4 McClellan, b. 5 March, 1762; d. 25 Jan. 1800, in
New York. He was in partnership with Lemuel Chandler, in
Keene, X. II.. and they owned the estate where the Cheshire
House stands. They-traded and kept tavern. When his part-
ner (Mr. Chandler) died. 4 Dec. 1780, Mr. McClellan was a
claimant to his estate in the sum of £387 : 11. He m. .

Lemuel 4 McClellan, b. 3 April, 17G4, ten days before the
death of his mother. He died Dec. 180G, in Boston, on his
return from sea; m. 10 April, 1786, Lucy Fellows, of Wood-
stock, Conn.



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Capt. SAMUEL 5 CHANDLER ( William* John, 3 John; 2
William 1 ) and Anna Paine, Woodstock, Conn.

She was b. in South Woodstock, Conn., dau. of Daniel 1
Paine, b. -22 Feb. 1703, d. 22 July, 1795,- a. 93, in Woodstock,
by his wife Leah Smith, who died 30 Jan. 1790, a. 79; grand
dau. of Samuel 3 Paine, b. 12 Aug. 1002, and m. Abigail Fris-
sel, dan. of James Frissel by his wife Elizabeth Chandler [see
118], who d. 13 Jan. 1752, a. 79; they removed, 1710, to
South Woodstock, Conn. ; gr. gr. dau. of Stephen- Paine, b. in
England, emigrated with his father, 1638 ; and gr. g r . o-r. dau.

» i i i-\ ■ COD

ot Stephen 1 Paine, who came from Norfolk Co., England, set-
tled at Hingham and Rekoboth in 1041, and died 1099.

After the death of Capt. Samuel Chandler, she m. 25 Oct.
1791, Rev. Josiah Whitney, who for 60 years was pastor of the
Congregational Church at Brooklyn, Conn., and who was b. at
Plainfield, Conn. ; Y. C. 1752, and who died aged 90. Rev.
Dr. Josiah Whitney had previously, on the 1st Sept. 1750, m.
Lois Breek, dau. of Rev. Mr. Breck, of Springfield, Mass.

Mrs. Anna Paine Chandler Whitney had an oil likeness of
herself painted by her brother-in-law, Winthrop Chandler, on
canvas, full length, four feet by five, and in full dress of that
day, with her hair dressed over a cushion on top of her head.
She had light-colored eyes, and was rather slender in person,
not tall.

They lived about a quarter of a mile west of his father's, on
what was afterwards the John Paine farm, in Muddy Brook, on
the Thompson line, South of '* New Boston," a mile or so. He
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274 TIIE CHANDLER FAMILY; I

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there had a farm of 300 acres ; and, during the war of the
Revolution, in which he was engaged, they kept tavern there.

" Mr. Chandler, — The Army are in much want of Wood. Yon are
therefore authorized to cut as much wood as yon can find on a lot of
Mr. Sewall, in Newtown, and send it on to this camp.

Cambridge, Oct. 1G, 1775. Miflin."

' ; Mr. Alex. Shepard, — Sir : Please to go on and cut and cart wood
as fast as possible, upon the lot within mentioned. By order of Col.
Mitlin. Samuel Chandler."

" A return of the Number of Officers and soldiers, names of,
in 11 Co. 11 Rcgt,, in the Colony of Connecticut, commanded
by Capt. Samuel Chandler, Sept". 13, 1770. Total No. officers
and men 22."

" New Haven. Con., Sept. 1 1, 177G. — Rcc d of the State of Con. by
the hand of Oliver Ellsworth, Esq., 22£, to pay out 12 shillings to
each man on the with in Roll, on account of their march to "West
Chester.

Samuel Chandler,- Capt. 11 th Co. 11 Regt."

He was in the Legislature of Conn., May and Oct. 1780.
There hangs in the house where he lived a portrait of himself
and wife, by his brother Winthrop Chandler, each on canvas
four feet by rive. He is represented in a full sitting length,
dressed in military suit, blue coat, epaulette on right shoulder,
barred buff vest, buff breeches, white stockings, shoes with
large silver buckles, white cravat, ruffled shirt bosom and ruffled
wristbands, sword resting on the lloor. The background of
this picture is a battle scene.

Tie sword of Capt. S. Chandler is in the keeping of Dr.
Samuel Chandler Paine, of Oxford, Mass., who hears his name.
Capt. Samuel Chandler was a large man ; had large features,
dark eyes, but gray or blue.

The town records of Woodstock say, " Capt. Sam 1 Chandler
died in a tit suddenly, April y* 12, 1790."

His relatives expected more property from his estate than
they received ; and they gave his wife the credit of inducing
him to change his will in her favor, cutting them off in his will
of 20 Nov. 17«S9, with " live shillings'' each, and making " my
wife Anna" sole executrix. Among his bequests was "unto
the heirs of my brother Lemuel," vs.

_ The inventory of Capt. Samuel Chandler's estate taken 1
Nov. 1790, embraced 4i 2 Effigies or Likenesses," at £6. The
whole estate amounted to £;>!><; : 18s : bd. And on Nov. 4,
1794, an inventory of the estate of the late Capt. Samuel



FIFTH AND SIXTH GENERATIONS. 275

Chandler, of Woodstock, was presented by Mrs. Anna Whit-
ney, late Mrs. Anna Chandler, amounting - , personal and real,
to £358 : 176' : Xd. Xo issue.



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MEHITABLE 5 CHANDLER (William,* John* John; 2
William 1 ) and Col. Ebenezer 2 Crafts, Craftslmry, Yt.

He was b. at Ponrfret, Conn., 23 Sept. 1740; d. 24 May,
1810, in the 70th year of his age, at Craftslmry.

" He was son," said Gov. S. C. Crafts, in his history of the
family, " of Samuel 1 Crafts, b. in Xewton, near Boston, and
while a young man emigrated to Pomfret, Conn., and purchased
a tract of wild land which he converted into a valuable farm;
married a Miss Warner and brought up a large family of child-
ren, most of whom he lived to see comfortably settled. He died
at Pomfret, aged about 60.*'

Col. Crafts was graduated at Y. C. 1759, and returned to
Pomfret, where he was for eight years engaged in mercantile
business. In the spring of 1768, he moved to Woodstock,
Conn., where he remained two and a half years. Then, having
purchased a farm in Sturbridge, Mass., he removed on to it.
The hotel in the centre of the village he built and occupied.
The large elm trees in front of it were undoubtedly planted by
his hand. By his assiduity and judgment in business, he ac-
quired a large estate.

At tlj.e commencement of hostilities in 1775, with the mother
country, he was captain of a company of cavalry, raised in the
towns of Sturbridge, Charlton and Dudley; and when the war
broke out he was ordered to join the army with it at Cam-
bridge. He remained in the service of his country until the
British troops evacuated Boston, when he returned to Stur-
bridae. In 1785, a regiment of cavalry was ordered to be
raised in Worcester county ; of this regiment he was commis-
sioned its first colonel, an office which he held until his removal
from the county in 1791.

In " Shays' Rebellion " he inarched his newly raised regiment,
in the winter of 1780-7, under Gen. B. Lincoln, into the
western counties of Mass., and rendered prompt and essential
service in suppressing that alarming but ill-judged outbreak.

Col. Crafts conceived the plan of founding an academy in the
pleasant village where he resided ; but the opportunity of pro-
curing at auction for £515, the mansion of the late Aaron
Lopaz — the wealthy merchant who had tied from Newport, R.
I., with other Jews, to escape the hostilities which the English
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276" THE OTIANDLER FAMILY.

was n very suitable building, in Leicester. Mass., for the object
he had in view, changed his plan. lie was aided in this enter-
prise by Col. Jacob Davis. His influence and his benefactions
to this school nurtured and did much towards establishing it on
n permanent basis. The Academy at Leicester has a likeness
of him (its noble founder) gracing its largest room.

But his efforts in this and other benevolent enterprises, and
that general revulsion of business which, after the war, proved
so disastrous to New England, so much embarrassed him in his
affairs, that he was induced to soil his estates in Sturbridge and
remove to Vermont, where he, in company with Gen. Newell,
of Sturbridge, had purchased a township of land a few years
previous, and begun a settlement in 1788. He moved there in
January, 1791, but there were no roads within twenty miles of
his land, and the female part of his family were drawn that
distance from Cabot upon sap hand-sleds, or walked upon
snow-shoes. This new town, out of respect for its founder,
took the name of i; Craftsbury."

For twenty years Col. E. Crafts stood in relation to the
iillli.i]3ii:ants of that place as their patriarch, friend and counsel-
lor, whom all understood and whose friendship and fidelity all
esteemed. He died in his 7<)th year, beloved, honored and
respected. In 1792 he represented the town of Craftsbury in
the Legislature. In 1786, Harvard College honored itself by
bestowing the degree of A. M. on Col. Crafts.

Mrs. Crafts d. 27 Sept. 1812, in her 72d year, in Craftsbury.

The children of Col. Erexezer and Meiiitable Crafts
were :

i. Mary 3 Crafts, b. in Pomfret, Conn.. 27»Sept. 1763 ; d. 13 Nov.

17 04.
ii. Mary 3 Lucke-tia Crafts, b. in Pomfret, 3 Dec. 1700 ; d. 8 Aug.

1768, at Woodstock,
iii. Samuel 3 Ciiaxolf.k Crafts, b. at Woodstock, Conn., 5 Oct.
1708; died 19 Nov. 1853, a. 85, at Craftsbury. His name
stands first on the catalogue of Students at Leicester Academy,
which was instituted and endowed mainly by the efforts of his
father, and opened 7 June, 1784; was graduated at H. U.
1790, with a Greek dialogue for Ins thesis. He was elected
town clerk of Craftsbury, 1792, upon the organization of that
town, and held that office 37 years. He was the youngest
delegate to revise the constitution of Vermont in 1793. In
1790 he was member of the House of Representatives, and
clerk of that body in 1798-9 ; member of the Executive
Council from 180!) till 1812, and from 1825 to 1*27; register
of probate for Orleans Co. from 1796 to 1815. Was appointed
judge of courts for Orleans Co., 1800; was Chief Justice of
the State, from 1810 to 1816 ; was Representative in Congress,
from 1817 to 1825; was elected Governor of Vt., 1828-29










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and '30. Jn 1*42, was appointed Senator in Congress, and at,
the meeting of the Legislature was elected to the same office.

He was a man of great simplicity of manners, sound learn-
ing and great moral worth. He m. '.' .Ian. 179S, Eunice Todd.

who was 1). 31 .Inly, 177:i. d. 2.") , 1*2'.), dan. of Michael

Todd, of N.e\v Haven, Conn., sister of the late Dr. Todd, of

the Retreat at Hartford. Conn., and wid. of Beardsley,

of Farmington. Conn. Two children.
iv. Lucketia 3 Matilda Crafts, b. at Stnrbridge, Mass.. 14 June.
1771; shed. 12 April. 184*. a. 77; m. 2 July. 1707, Royal
Corbin, of Craftsbury, b. 12 dune. 1700; merchant at Crafts-
bury. He d. 4 July, 1851, at Troy, N. Y. Four children.
v. Augusta 3 Crafts, b. at Sturbiidge. 27 June, 1773. After the
death of her third husband, she resided with her son Wm. E.
Paddock. She united with the Congregational Church, 3 May,
' 181* ; m. first. 14 Nov. 1796, Dr. James Paddock, physician
at Craftsbury. He d. 1809. Four children.

Their son James Augustas Padtfock, h. at Craftshurv, 18 April. 1798;
m. 7 Oct. 1827, Mary Chandler Phelps, clan, of Elkanah Phelps, by
his wife Anna 6 M. Chandler. [See 807.] Educated at the Univer-
sity of V t. ; attorney-at-law ; settled at Craftsbury. Three children

Mrs. Augusta Crat'ts Paddock m. second. 1*11 or '12. Dr. Ephraim
Brewster, of Danville. Vt. He held the office of surgeon in I'. S.
Army, and in passing with the troops from Burlington to Plattsburg,
N. V., in the fall of 1*12. was drowned in Lake Champlain, leaving
one child. Mrs. A. C. Brewster m. third, Benjamin Clark, of Crafts-
bury. He died 1838.

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WINTHROP 5 CHANDLER ( William, 4 John;" John? Wil-
lia?n x ) and .Mary (ilysson.

She was It. in Dudley. Mass., 12 July, 1752; d. 30 June,
1789, in her 37th year, in Dudley, in the house of her parent,
Rev. Charles GTvsson, who was a native of Brookiine Mass., b.
29 Tee. 1718, H. U. 1738, ordained at Dudley, 31 Oct. 1744,
m. Bethia Scarborough, dau. of Joseph Scarborough, of Rox-

bury, by his wife Theoda , granddaughter of William

Gliason, of Brookiine, Mass., settled at Dudley, 31 Oct. 1744,
and died 7 May, 1790, aged 74 years, and in the 47th of his
ministry in Dudley.

Mrs. Mary Chandler left Worcester to die with her parents,
for she had been some time in a decline, brought on, she said,
by a hair of her own head getting into her lungs while dressing
at an open window. What furniture they had was carried to
Rev. Charles Glysson's, in Dudley.

They moved to Worcester, Mass., 1787, and that year Shays'
soldiers (in " Shays' Rebellion," so called) were quartered at
their own hired house, on Salisbury Street, where, in 1*71,
Hon. J. S. C. Knowlton resided. Mr. and Mrs. C. soon



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THE CHANDLER FAMILY.



exchanged that house for one of Dr. Willard's, near the Com-
mon, in the pear of Notre Dame Church, where they resided
until they left town, all to go to their own homesteads and
■ relatives to die.

jJTTiullirop) studied the art of portrait painting in Boston,
it was said ; and some of his portraits in oil are still remain in"
in Woodstock and Thompson, Conn., and in Worcester and
Petersham, Mass. The likeness of his wife and of himself, by
his own ferush, were, until his death, 1661, in the keeping of
their son, Winthrop Hilton Chandler, at Avon, X. Y. Her
likeness shows that she was handsome, that she had regular
features, was of light delicate complexion, had blue eyes\ and
when sitting for her portrait was dressed iu green silk, with her
hair turned back over her head.

He is represented in a wig, with dark hazel eyes, fresh com-
plexion, with features rather large, as may be seen in the
accompanying engraving of his likeness.

In his leisure from portrait painting, which at that day was,
in this country, in its infancy, and was at a time when a taste
for the tine arts could not, for want of pecuniary means, be
indulged in, he sought the means of sustaining his young family
in house painting, and for that purpose had a shop near the
burying-ground, on the Common, and near the building for the
manufacture of cotton and linen, east of the Common.

He carved with great skill and ingenuity the coat of arms of
England, about one foot in diameter, for the mansion of his
eousyi, Sheriff Gardiner Chandler, in Worcester, where, in
18(U, Hon. Ira M. Barton lived, and in 1882, stood the granite
block of Ransom C. Taylor. This coat of arms in oak, was
afterwards in keeping of Mrs. Alary Greene (Chandler) W'are,
of Lancaster.

The last days of his life were embittered by poverty, and by
disease brought on by a fall from a horse. The town records
of Worcester show that John Barnard rendered an " account of
18s. 3d. for assistance to Winthrop Chandler," 1789, he beinii"
" poor and diseased." He died on Chandler Hill, in Thomp-
son, Conn., at the house of his brother Theophilus Chandler,
Esq., 29 July, 1790.

The "Worcester Spy" of Aug. 19, 1790, says: " Died at
Woodstock, .Mr. Winthrop Chandler, of this Town ; a man
whose native genius has been serviceable to the community in
which he resided. By profession he was a house painter; but
many good likenesses on canvas show he could guide the pencil
of a limner. He left a manuscript that discovers that he had
merit as a botanist; many plants, the growth of his native
county, are, in his manuscript, not only well delineated, but
are accurately and botanieallv described. The world was not



FIFTH AND SIXTH GENERATIONS. 27 i>

his enemy ; but as is too common, his genitis was not matured
on the bosom of encouragement. Embarrassment, like strong
weeds in a garden of delicate flowers, checked his usefulness
and disheartened the man. Peace to his manes."

The children of Winthrop and Mary (Glysson) Chandler
were :

770. i. Jemima Bradbury, b. 24 Nov. 1773; d. 2 Nov. 1862; m.

21 April, 1795, Dr. Isaac Osgood, of Pomfret, Conn.

771. ix. Samuel, b. in Killingly, Conn., 3 Sept. 1770; d. 11 June,

1821, at Augusta; m. 1 Jan. 1802, Abigail Durkee, of
Augusta, N. Y.

772. in. William, b. 24 Aug. 1777; d. 1850, in Tennessee; nnm. ;

H. U. 1801. In vacation he plied the brush of a house

painter to help himself along.
In 1801 he taught school in the second school district in Dorchester.
Mass/; and he is said in the History of Dorchester k - to have been ;•
man of tine attainments and a correct scholar. Though of a consti-
tution apparently feeble, he was a good displinarian, and particularly
circumspect in preserving order in the school." He moved to Teu-
nessee/niid was tutor in Cumberland College. He settled near Nash-
ville, which was his post-office address. He did not marry, because
once trying and not succeeding, brought on an affection of the heart.
He was the owner of land, and at his death was seized of a family
of five slaves, all of whom were liberated with the full and hearty
consent of all the heirs, and they were brought on to Clinton, N. Y.,
by Rev. H. II. Kellogg, who went on as agent of the other heirs, to
settle the estate. A comfortable house was -built for the family.
But they were so discontented and unhappy, at the cold north, away
from their former mates, that they were sent back to sunny Tennessee,
and there received most of the remains of the property of their late
master, that had not been swallowed up by the hungry officials in the
settlement of the estate. _ A likeness of him was at his brother's, in
Avon, N. Y., 1861.

773. iv. Mary Glyssox, b. 24 Jan. 177'J ; d. 11 June, 1825, at

Augusta, N. Y. ; num. When the family left Worcester,
she and her brother William went to live with their aunt
Mehitable Crafts, in Sturbridge, Mass.

771. v. Chakles Glyssox, b. 14 June, 1780; d. 29 March, 178G,
in his sixth year, at Worcester, hut was buried at Wood-
stock, Conn., from the house of his uncle, Capt. Samuel-
Chandler.

775. vi. Joseph ; died young.

770. vn. WiXTiinoe Hiltox, b. 24 Feb. 1783; m. 11 Nov. 1805,
Rebecca Smith.

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Hon. CHARLES 5 CHURCH CHAXDLEE* ( Samuel* JoJin*
John,- William 1 ) and Marian Griswold, Woodstock, Conn.
She was b. 17 April, 1750; d. 17 June, 182'J, at Norwich,



280 TITE CHANDLEIi FAMILY.

Conn., tit the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Backus.
She was dun. of Gov. Matthew 3 Griswold, of Lyme, by liis
wile Ursula Woleott, whom hi' m. 10 Nov. 1743, clan, of Gov.
Roger Woletftt by bis wife Sarah Drake.

John 9 Griswold, who in. Hannah Lee, washer grandfather;
and Matthew 1 Griswold, who m. Phebe Hyde, dau. of Samuel
Hyde and Jane Lee, who was dau. of Thomas Lee, of England,
was her great-grandfather.

She introduced the name of " Marian." which was adopted
as the Christian name for their daughters by many parents, for
its euphony and for the marked character of her who bore it,
in the near branches of the Chandler family.

After the death of her first husband, Judge Chandler, 8 Aug.
1787, aged 41, she m. Capt. Ebenezer Lane, of Northampton,
Mass. He was b. 10 Feb. 1747, at Atlleboro', Mass., second
son of Ebenezer Lane, who came to Dorchester with his family
in 1635, and died in 1064. Capt. Lane, of Northampton, had
had two wives before he married widow Chandler. His first
wife was Phebe Parsons, dau. of Rev. Jonathan Parsons and
Phebe Griswold. Shed. 12 Nov. 1781. He then married, 6
July, 1783, Martha Phelps, who died about 1785. T5y her he
had: 1, Martin Lane, who m, 1809, Lucretia Swan; and 2,
Martha Lane, who m. Maj. William Swan, of Worthington.

Capt. E. Lane was a retired ship-master, and with his third
wife settled at Northampton, where he died 21 June, 1808,
leaving his last wife Marian (Griswold Chandler) m surviving
him. Her child by him. Ebenezer Lane, b. 17 Sept. 1793, at
Northampton; II. C. 1< S 11 : lawyer; LL.D., 1850; in. his
first cousin, Frances .Vim Griswold. who was born 15 Jan.
175>5, eldest daughter of Gov. Roger Griswold by his wife
Fanny Rogers. They settled at Elyria, Ohio, and removed in
18D ?o Norwalk. where he was elected Judge of the Court of
Common Plea- in 1*24. He was chosen Judge of the Superior
Court in 1831, "o* and '45, and from 1835 was Chief Justice of
the Superior Court. He subsequently resigned his judicial
office and was engaged in railroads. They were living at
Chicago in 1*59, and he was vice-president of the Illinois Cen-
tral Railroad Co. He died 12 June, 18456.

After the death of her second husband, Mrs. Marian (Gris-
wold Chandler; Lane in. Dee. 1810, at Norwich, Justin Ely,
Esq., of West Springfield, Mass., who was graduated at H. C.
1759 ; merchant in West Springfield ; Justice of the Quorum ;
d. aged 78, 2(5 June, Is 17. She was his second wife*, and died
17 June. 1829, without issue by him. But his son Theodore
Ely, by his first wife Ruth White, b. 10 Aug. 17(14; d. 2!)
Nov. 1838, a. 75; m. Hannah Chandler, the sixth child of this
Marian Griswold by her first husband Charles Church Chandler.



FIFTH AND SIXTH GENERATIONS. 281

When first asked to become Mrs. Ely, Marian's grief and
surprise were manifested in her reply: "Oh! I can't think of
burying another husband ! "

Charles Church Chandler was a graduate of II. C. 1763 ;
lawyer ; resided on the Chandler homestead in S. Woodstock,
where his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Dea. John
Chandler settled in 168(5 and lived. The place was sold by his
widow to Christopher Arnold.

Mr. C. C. Chandler built the house on the west side of the
road and first one south of the brook in S. Woodstock, but did
not live to get into it. Maj. Philip Arnold afterwards lived
there.

Mr. Chandler represented the town in General Court, 1775.
"The town committee for maintaining a correspondence with
this and the neighboring colonies," chosen 21 June, 1778, con-
sisted of Capt. Elisha Child, Charles Church Chandler, Jedediah
Morse, Esq., Capt. Samuel McClellan and Nathaniel Child,
Esq. He was in the Legislature in 1779 and '80, and was in
"nomination for Assistant," 1784. With Thaddeus Burr, of
Fairfield, lie was appointed at the spring term by the General
Assembly of Connecticut, 1775, to employ, at "the expense of
the colony, two news carriers to perform regular stages from
Fairfield to Woodstock, backwards and forwards, so as to
arrive in Hartford every Saturday, and forward all intelligence
through the country with all convenient speed." [Hinman.]

He was a man of rare talents, a distinguished whig of that
day, and of high promise. He was elected to the Continental
Congress.

A manuscript in the handwriting of the Hon. Isaiah Thomas,
of AVorcester, Mass., says:

" Died on the 8th instant, the Hon. Charles Church Chandler, Esq.,
of Woodstock, of a malignant cynanche, and on Friday following,
attended by a numerous procession, his remains were interred. lie
was an eminent practitioner in the law ; he sustained several important
public characters with reputation and ability — as Judge of Probate,
representative of the town to the General Assembly, and had been



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