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to his father's to take care of him in his old age — his father giving
him a life lease in his farm (the " Dennison farm"), which was
to go to his oldest son, X. Horace Chandler, at his arriving to
the age of 26 years, and to his male heirs after him.

Mr. Nathan Chandler was a man of medium height, rather
fleshy, had light complexion, light eyes, was jovial and happy
in his temperament, a good, accommodating neighbor, and a
man of sound judgment. He was afflicted with asthma, and
hence unable to do much hard labor, and was thus led to ''team
it " for the merchants to Providence. But in all this he did not
increase his worldly store. He died 31 March, 1833, in his
57th year.

The children of Nathan and Elizabeth (Arnold) Chandler
were :

92G. i. Sarah Ann, b. 13 Oct. 1802 ; d. 28 Nov. 1804.
927 n. Elizabeth Arnold, b. 24 Jan. 1804; m. 27 March, 1831,
Edward B. Harris.

928. in. Susan, b. 27 Jan. 1807 ; d. 27 March, 1848, at Providence ;

m. 28 Dec. 1823, James Thomas Rhoades, of Pawtuxet,
R. I.

929. iv. Nathan Horace, b. 10 May, 1809 ; m. 30 Dec. 1841, Eliza

Searie.

930. v. Hannah Adaline, b. 29 March, 1811; d. 16 Sept. 1832,

in Pomfret.

931. vi. Harriet, b. 2 March, 1813; m. 10 June, 1839, Welcome

Arnold, of Providence.

932. vn. Jane, b. 15 July, 1815 ; m. 29 April, 1858, Capt. Souehet

Mauran, b. in Barrington, R. I., 3 April, 1794, son of
Joseph Carlo Mauran ; d. 28 Sept. 1871. He had previ-
ously married Miss Eliza Lippett, widow of Mr. Charles
P. Merrimau, and dau. of Warren Lippett, president of the
Atkmtic Fire and Mariue Ins. Co., at Providence, R. 1.



SIXTH AND SEVENTH GENERATIONS. 323

933. vnt. William Henry, b. 13 Jan. 1818 ; m. 29 July, 1862,

Amelia Manton, of Providence.

934. ix. James Alexander, b. 18 Oct. 1823; machinist; has work-

ed for his brother-in-law, Capjfc. Edward P>. Harris. lie
spent 1857 in a saw-mill at Shackopee, Minnesota. In
this Chandler lineage he is the youngest of the youngest of
the sixth generation.



Stxtrj anti Scbcnth, fenerations.

387

1 Lteut. JOHN CHANDLER (John, 5 John, 4 John* Thomas?
William 1 ) and Mary Carter, Concord, N. H.

She died 9 June, 1793, aged 64, from an overdose of opium,
and a broken slate-stone slab marks her grave in the cemetery
at the north end of Main street. They kept a tavern on " the
east side," in a building which was used, in 1866, as a dye-
house. On the 21st of January, 1766, at the "first legal meet-
ing of the freeholders and inhabitants of the Parish of Concord,"
John Chandler, Jr., w T as chosen one of the selectmen; he was
chosen surveyor in 1768, constable in 1773-4, selectman in
1792, and was the first grand juror called from Concord, to
which office he was appointed Feb. 23, 1773.

In 1778 Lieut. Chandler was one of the Committee of Safety,
and at that time it was voted by the town, " That an average
be made in hiring the continental soldiers ;" and that a commit-
tee be appointed " to examine into what every man had done in
the war;" and the next year Lieut. Chandler was placed on the
Committee of Safety, and kepfc on it during the Revolutionary
war, because'of his activity and patriotism.

In 1788 his town rate was £7 : 11 : 4 ; and that year he dis-
sented from the vote to give Rev. Israel Evans fifteen pounds
annually in addition to his ninety pounds salary, in lieu of the
settlement. Rev. Israel Evans had served as chaplain in the
Revolutionary war, under General Washington ; and it is still
told of him by the old people of Concord, that once on the eve
of going into battle chaplain Evans prayed before the soldiers
to the Lord with great fervor for the success of their arms in
the cause of justice and right, and said in his prayer, " but if,
Lord God of battles! thou canst not in thy dealings with
men and nations see tit to be on our side, we pray thee that
thou wilt, for this once, stand neuter, and we will show thee
what an arm of flesh can do."



324 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

Lieut. Chandler was one of the incorporators of the Concord
Bank, 18 June, 1806. He died in Concord, 1 March, 1807, a.
70.

The children of Lieut. John and Mary (Carter) Chandler
were :

935. i. John, b. in Concord, 11 Dec. 1752; m. March, 17S0, Na-
omi Faruum, of Concord.

93G. it. Nathan, 1>. 28 April, 1754; pub. 4 March, 1775, to Susan
Ambrose, both of Concord.

937. ml Isaac, b. IS April, 1758; d. ih March, 182G, aged G7

years, in Boscawen, N. H. He was a soldier in Capt.
Webster's company at Ticonderoga, in 1777. He was
selectman in 1804 and '05; moderator of town meeting
and town clerk in 1812, and represented Boscawen in the
Legislature in 1816 ; Colonel of 21st regiment of New
Hampshire in 1807. Col. Chandler had a farm in the
very southeast corner of the town. He m. Mary Kimball.
No issue.

938. iv. Josefh, b. 18 Nov. 17G0 ; m. Hannah Farrington.

939. v. Jeremiah, b. 31 March, 17G3; m. 3 June," 1791, Judith

Farnum, both of Concord.

940. vi. Moses, b. 23 Nov. 17G5, m. first, Sally Goodwin, of New-

market, N. H. ; m. second, 4 July, 1802, Mary Langdon.
of Fryeburg.



388



TIMOTHY' 1 CHANDLER (John," John, 4 John* Thomas*
William 1 ) and Elizabeth Copp, Concord, N. H., dan. of Jacob
Copp by wife Elizabeth Davis, who visited Canterbury just be-
fore her youngest was born. Sh<* returned to Sanbornton with
her baby in her arms and a bushel of corn meal on her back,
and crossed the Winnipiseogce River. Granddaughter of Solo-
mon Copp. She was born 1(5 April, 1740; d. 20 March, 1830,
in her 90th year, the widow of Mr. Stephen Ward, of Con-
cord, to whom she was published Feb. 1774.

In 1756 Mr. Timothy Chandler was rated, for Mr. Walker's
salary, £3 : 00 : 00, old tenor.

Feb. 18, 1781, James Chandler was chosen and allowed to
be guardian to Timothy Chandler, a minor, upwards of 14
years of age, son of Timothy Chandler, late of Concord, yeo-
man.

He died 24 March, 1770, aged 37 vears,*in Concord.



SIXTn AND SEVENTH GENERATIONS. 325

The children of Timothy and Elizabeth (Copp) Chandler
were :

Mil. i. Tabitha, b. 17 June, 1700; m. in Plymouth, 7 Doc. 178'.).
Hugh Mclntite.

942. ix. Timothy, b. 25 April. 1762; m. Nov. 1787, Sarah 5 Abbot.

943. m. Abiel, b. 20 Oct. 1765; m. 25 Doc. 1788, Abigail Thomas

of Sanbornton.

944. iv. Elizabeth, b. 28 Jan. 1768 ; d. 24 Jan. 1791, unm.

389



DANIEL CHANDLEE (John, 5 John, 4 John," Thomas*
William 1 ) and Sarah 5 Eastman, Concord, N. H.

She was born in Concord, 14 July, 1737 : d. leaving only
Sarah Chandler. She was dan. of Capt. Ebenezer 4 Eastman,

Jr., b. in Haverhill, Mass., 6 Sept. 1711, m. Eleanor ,

and was descended through Ebenezer, 3 Philip,- from Roger 1
Eastman, the first of the name who settled in Salisbury, Mass.,
in DUO, and who was born in Wales, and d. in Salisbury, a.
83.

Daniel Chandler m. second, Sarah Merrill, who was b. 24
April, 1741, in Concord, d. 2o July, 1810, at Eryeburg, Me.
She was dau. of Dea. John Merrill and Lydia Hayncs, of
Haverhill, Mass. Dea. Merrill's house was at the lower end of
Main Street, Concord, where the roads part. He kept the first
ferry over the Merrimac.

Mrs. Sarah Chandler died in Chatham, N. H., at the age of
69 years, and her remains were buried by those of her husband
and children in the ''Chandler'' burying ground in Chatham,
but her husband died at North Fryeburg, and his remains were
re-interred at Chatham.

Daniel Chandler was in Capt. James Osgood's company,
under Col. Timothy Bedel, at Fort Cedars, n Canada, 19 May,
177(5, and in Gerrish's regiment at Ticonderoga, 5 July, 1777.
He enlisted for three years, or during the war, in Capt. Daniel
Livermore's company, in 3d N. H. Keg't. His town rate in
Concord, in 1778, was £1:2: 0.

In Congress, March 14, 177G :

" Resolved, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies,
Conventions, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United
States Colonics, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed
within their respective Colonies, who arc notoriously disaffected to
the cause of America, or who have not associated, and refuse to
associate to defend by Armes the United Colonies against the Hostile
Attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.

(Copy.) Extract from the minutes.

Charles Thompson, Sec'y."



326 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

The above Associate Test was signed by Daniel 8 Chandler,
Nathan Chandler, and one hundred and fifty-four others in
Concord.

He d. 25 Oct. 1795, aged 59 years.

The children of Daniel Chandler were :

945. i. Sakaii, b. 15 Dec. 1756; pub. 14 Aug. 1773, to Abner
Flanders, of Concord.

94f>. II. Jo ANNA.

947. hi. Mary, b. 27 Jan. 1700; m. first, 1775, Ebenczer West;

m. second, 20 Nov. 1777, Richard Flanders.
94<S. iv. Hannah, b. 19 June, 1763; m. 7 June. 17S7, Josiah

Graham, of Concord.

949. v. Lydia, b. 22 June, 1705 ; pub. 22 Feb. 1784 ; m. 4 March,

1784, by Rev. Zacheus Colby, to Jonas Wymau, of
Concord.

950. vi. Abigail, b. 4 July, 1767; pub. 18 Jan. 1784, to Oliver

Flanders, of Concord.

951. vii. Paul. b. in Concord, 5 May, 1769; ra. Susan Hardy, of

Fryeburg.

952. vm. Ann, b. 1771 ; d. 7 Feb. 1799, leaving two children; m.

Richard Walker, Chatham, N. H.

Two children :
i. Hannah C. Walker, b. 2!> Dec. 1705; m. Otis Bent, of Paris, Me.
ii. Daniel "Walker, b. 1797 ; died young. .

953. ix. Ariel, b. 26 Feb. 1777; m. by Rev. Paul Dean, 15 May,

1827, Dorcas Sargent, of Boston.

954. x. John, b. 19 March, 1781 ; m. 28 Nov. 1805, Mary Harri-

man.



390



JOSHUA 6 CHANDLER (John* John* John? Thomas*
William 1 } and Irene Copp, Concord, N. II.

Sue died 7 Dee. 1810, and was buried by her husband's
remains, in the cemetery at the north end of Main Street.

He died Dec. 3, 1810, a. 70-0,

He was a tailor by trade, and wrought awhile in Northtield,
but settled in the western part of the town of Concord. He
died 3 Dec. 1810, in his 77th year.

The children of Joshua and Irene (Copp) Chandler were :

955. i. Daniel, b. 1 Sept. 1768; m. by Rev. Timothy Walker, 3

Feb. 1794, to Mehitable Arlin.

956. ii. Rrrrn, b. 20 Feb. 1770; d. May, 1792; m. 24 March, 1791,

George Arlin, both of Concord. Their only child died
young.

957. in. Ruhamah, b. 4 May, 1772; m. 16 Feb. 1824, John Simp-

son, farmer, in Pembroke. N. H. After his death she
returned to Concord to live ; but she had one of her legs



SIXTH AND SEVENTH GENERATIONS. 327

fractured, and was removed back to Pembroke, where
she died. Her daughter Ruth Chandler in. first. 7 April,
1810, Thos. Baldwin ; m. second, George Rives, of
Canterbury. N. II.
958. iv. Sarah, b. 12 Feb. 1771 ; pun. 25 Aug. 171)2, to George
Arliu.

Josiah, b. 1776 ; d. aged about 16 nios.

Hannah, b. 2 April, 1779 ; d. IS Sept. 1806 ; uum.

Joshua, 2d, b. 4 Sept. 1782; in. Aug. 1802, Nancy Arliu.



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VII



Lieut. ZEBEDIAH 6 CHANDLER, Jr. {Joshua? John,'
John, 3 TJiomas, 5 * William 1 ) and Deborah Blanobard, Andover,
Mass.

She died May, 1790, aged 74 years, in Andover. He was
called "junior" on both town and church records. But junior
at that day was used to designate " the younger," and did not
always mean " son of." He had an uncle Zebediah living in
the West Parish who was his senior.

He was corporal in Capt. John Foster's (the 4th foot) com-
pany in Andover, li> April, 1757. In 1702 he was lieutenant
in Capt. Benjamin Ames's company in the 4th Reg't militia.

At a town meeting, 1754, Zebediah Chandler, Jr., and
Benjamin Ames were chosen to clear the tish course in the
Shawshin, and in 1756 he "was chosen Dear Reaf for the
ensueing year."

Zebediah Chandler, Jr., of Andover, cooper, "sold to Samuel
Phillips, cooper, of s d Andover," land in " Merrimac Woods,"
"on the Easterly side of Pond Brook," 1751 — in presence of
Joshua Chandler and Zebediah Chandler, the latter signing by
"his mark."

Zebediah Chandler, Jr., died 30 July, 1775, a. 45 yrs. 7 ins.
8 ds.

The children of Lieut. Zebediah and Deborah (Blanchard)
Chandler were :

962. i. Sarau, b. 8 May, 1751; m. first, 15 Dec. 1772, Ralph

Holbrook ; m. second, 25 Dec. 1781, Zebediah Shattuck.
1)63. n. Zebediah, b. 11 Nov. 1752; m. 16 Aug. 1774, Lucy 7

Chandler.
064. in. Stephen, b. 2G Oct. 1754; d. 7 Aug. 1776, in bed during

the night, while sleeping with his brother Joseph, but

unknown to him.
1)65. iv. Deborah, b. 26 April, 1757; in. 17 Sept. 1776, Joshua

Moar.
066. v. Joseph, b. 2 May, 1750 ; m. Nov. 1782, Mary King, of
V Wilton, N. II.



328



THE CHANDLER FAMILY.



9G7. vi. Lvdia, b. 18 May, 17G1 ; m. 2 March, 1784, Andrew

Parkhurst.
968. vii. Mary, b. -1 April. 1704; m. 10 Dee. 1783, Hezokiah

Ballard, Jr.



303



, Cai-t. JOSHUA 6 CHANDLER, Jr. (Joshua* John," John*
Thomas? William 1 ) and Hannah Chandler, Andover, Mass.

She was b. 20 May, 1735 ; d. 14 Feb. 17i)l, in the 56th year
of her age, dan. of Lieut. Nathan Chandler by his wife
Priscilla Holt. [See 139.1

Mrs. Hannah Chandler left three children, and Capt. Chand-
ler m. second, 1 June, 17 l J2, Hannah Ballard, who had m. 30
May, 17(51), Mr. Obadiah Foster, who died 2."> July, 1780, sou
of Capt. John Foster, of Andover, by his wife Mary Osgood.
On a gravestone in Andover is inscribed :

Mrs. Hannah Chandler

Widow of the late

Joshua Chandler & formerly

widow of Obadiah Foster

died Dee. 22 1838

aged 90 years.

Submitting to the sovereign will,
Let us be silent and adore
The hand that has created all,
And all shall rule forever more.

In her will of 15 Dee. 1812, she said, " I Hannah Chandler
of Andover, widow," "give to Lucy Foster, the black girl
who lives with me, her heirs," &c. v ' one cow." " I also give "
" to said Lucy one acre of land." " I give Sarah Dunklee,
wife of Nathaniel Dunklee of Wilmington," $40; "Joseph
Foster of Ashby one bed and bedstead which were his fathers."
" My daughter Mary Foster, wife of David Foster, all the rest
of my estate."

her

Hannah x Chandler.



Capt. Joshua Chandler was a master carpenter, and built the
meeting-house in South Andover, and the one in Wilton, X.
H., which was burnt. He died 15 March, 1807, in his 75th
year.

The inventory of his estate of $5,150.71, was made up in
part of the homestead farm, of $2,<s50 ; silver spoons and
buckles, $7.50; silver buttons and stock buckle, $1.17.



SIXTH AND SEVENTH GENERATIONS. 329

The children of Capt. Joshua Chandler were :

969. i. Joshua, b. 18 Aug. 1758; m. IS Oct. 179S, Dorcas Foster.

970. ii. Abiel, b. -28 Aug. 1760; m. 17 Oct. 1782, Mary Abbot.

971. in. Hannah, b. 13 Oct. 1764 ; died 1785, aged about 20, Leaving

no issue; m. 23 June, 1784, Joseph Shattuck, Jr., of the
West Parish, Andover. [See 150.]

972. iv. Hannah, b. 1793; iu. 16 Jan. 1816, Jouathan Chandler.

[See 2158.]

394



NATHAN 6 CHANDLER, Jr. {Nathan,* John, 4 John,-'
Thomas,- William 1 ) and Phebe Abbot, Andover, Mass.

She was dau. of Capt. John and Phebe (Fiske) Abbot, of
Andover, b. 2b April, 1733, and died 26 July, 1812, aged 79
years. They lived on part of the farm of his grandfather,
Ensign John 4 Chandler, in the West Parish of Andover.

He was out a day and a half in Capt. Joshua Holt's company,
at the Lexington alarm. He died 30 April, 178G, in his 57th
year.

" Will of Nathan 6 Chandler y e younger of Andover, 19 Nov.
1784." "To my wife Phebe, my cloak to be at her disposal,
and I give her the use and Improvement " for herself and child-
ren " during the time she remains my widow," " the north-east
room in my Dwelling House," " and I give her liberty of using
the well." " I give my only son Nathan 7 all my estate not
otherwise disposed of." "I give my daughter Elizabeth four
shillings and one sixth of my household goods," and " privilege
of living in my house. She boarding herself as long as she
remains unmarried." "To my daughter Chloe ten shillings,"
" and considering the difficulty she labors under, not likely to
be capable of taking care of herself, I commit the care of her
to i ly son Nathan to support comfortably out of my estate
during her life or until she is able to support herself, and he to
have the effects of her labor while he supports her." " I order
that in case my Hon' 1 mother should outlive me, that my son
Nathan should take care of her."

The children of Nathan and Phebe (Abbot) Chandler
were :

973. i. Phebe, b. in Andover, 18 Oct. 1754; m. 30 April, 1772,

Benjamin Ames, Jr.

974. n. Nathan, b. 16 June, 1756 ; m. 27 Nov. 1782, Lucy

Ballard, of Andover, Mass.

975. in. Lucy, b. 26 June, 1758; in. 16 Aug. 1774, Zebediah 6

Chandler. Jr. [See 963.]

976. iv. Ezra, b. 20 June, 1761 ; d. 10 Sept. 17S4, aged 23 years.

He was in the Revolutionary war.
42



330 THE CHANDLER FAMILY.

977. v. Elizabeth, b. 15 May, 17G3.

078. vi. Maky, b. 18 March, 1766 ; m. first, 11 Nov. 1783, William

Ballard ; m. second, Daniel Abbot. Both husbands of

Audover.

979. vn. Vi.-^.iT.r.A. b. 30 Juno, 1768; in. 26 May, 1781), David

Abbot, both of Audover.

980. viii. Ciiloe, b. 30 June, 1771 ; d. 24 Aug. 1821, at the alms-

house.

981. ix. Rhoda, b. 2 March, 1774; ni. 20 Nov. 1793, Benjamin

Abbot.



395



ISAAC 6 CHANDLER (Nathan* John, 4 John* Tliomas*
William 1 ) and Hannah Ballard, Hillsboro', N. H.

She died 2 Oct. 1824, agcd-tftfT g(

Isaac Chandler was taxed, 1794, for town taxes, £3 : 4:1

Isaac Chandler, Jr. " " " " 2:10:

Samuel Chandler, " " " " 2: 1:1

in Hiir«boro'.

He was out a day and a half at the "Lexington alarm,"
1775, in Capt. Joseph Holt's company.

They lived in Concord, N. H., where he died 6 March, 1817,
in his 85th year.

The children of Isaac and Hannah (Ballard) Chandlek
were :

982. i. Isaac, 3d, b. 28 Jan. 1758; m. 10 Dec. 1783, Nabby

Boutwcll, of Wilmington.

983. n. John, b. 21 Nov. 1759; m. 17 April, 1783, Dorothy

Ballard, both of Audover.

984. in. James, b. 28 Nov. 1761 ; m. 27 April, 1783, Phebe Dane,

both of Audover.

985. iv. Samuel, b. 25 Jan. 1764 ; m. 21 April, 1790, Sarah

Jacques, of Dracut.
986.- v. Henky, b. 16 July, 1766; m. in Concord, N. H., 11
March, 1798, Ruth Abbot.

987. vi. Benjamin, b. 17 Jan. 1768, in Audover; m. Nov. 1802,

Elizabeth Pratt.

988. vii. Hannah, b. 12 Jan. 1771 ; m. 18 Oct. 1791, Samuel Brad-

ford, 3d.

989. vni. Mary ; baptized 28 Nov. 1773; m. in Hillsboro', 14 Oct.

1794, Abraham Andrews.

397



MARY* CHANDLER (Nathan , 5 John 4 John* Thomas," 1
William 1 ) and Capt. Jonathan 1 Abbot.
He was b. 4 Nov. 1739; d. 10 Sept. 1817; son of David 3



. SIXTH AND SEVENTH GENERATIONS. 331

and Hannah (Danforth) Abbot; former on his father's farm, at
Merrimac Corners.

The children of Mary and Capt. Jonathan Abbot were :

i. Jonathan 5 Abbot, b. 3 March, 1760; d. 1830 ; unm.
ii. Mary 5 Abbot, b. 10 Jan. 17C2 ; m. 17 Oct. 1782, Major Abicl
Chaudler. [See 970.]

iii. David 5 Abbot, 1). 11 March, 1704 ; ra. 1780, Priscilla Chandler.
[See 979.]

iv. Phebe 5 Abbot, b. 20 Feb. 1766; d. 20 Dec. 1848; m. 30
March, 1790, Joseph Shattuck, who was b. 8 Nov. 1757, son
of Joseph and Joanna Chandler Shattuck [see 150] ; farmer
in Andover. His first wife was Hannah Chandler [see 971],
who d. 1785, leaving no issue. Mr. Joseph Shattuck was in
the war of the Revolution. He lived with his second wife in
the southern part of Andover fifty-seven years, and died 8
July, 1847, aged 89 years and 8 months. P'our children.

1. Hannah C. Shattuck, b. 5 Atlgnst, 1791 ; d, 2G Oct. 1S47. unm.

2. Joseph Shattuck, b. 18 Oct. 1793; farmer, in West Parish; select-

man 15 years; representative to legislature in 1838-0; m. 25 May,
lS2u, Hannah Bailey, dan. of James ami Lucy (Brown) Bailey.

3. Nathan Shattuck, b. 4 March, IT'.iT; farmer on the Merrimac

River, West Parish, Andover; representative to legislature in
1834; m. 1824, Mary Fisk Abbot, who was b. 9 July, 1803. dam of
Deacon Isaac Abbot, town clerk, by his wife Phebe Chandler.
[See 398.]

4. Phebe A. Shattuck, b. 21 Feb. 1807; m. 4 Feb. 183G, William

Merrill, farmer, Andover.

v. Nathan 5 Abbot, b. 17 May, 1768; m. 1792, Hannah Phelps.

[See 151.]
vi. Benjamin 5 Abbot, b. 7 June, 1770; m. 26 Nov. 1793, Rhoda 7

Chandler. [See 981.]
vii. Solomon 5 Abbot, b. 1. Nov. 1772; m. 1794, Lucy Frye. Five

children.
viii. Joshua 5 Abbot, b. 22 Nov. 1774 ; d. young,
ix. Hannah 5 Ab.bot, 1). 4 Oct. 1776.
x. Sarah 5 Abbot, b. July, 1778.
xi. Puiscilla 5 Abbot, b. 29 July, 1780.

» 398



PHEBE 6 CHANDLER {Nathan, 5 John," John,'' Thomas?
William 1 ) and Lieut. Isaac 4 Abbot, Andover, Mass.

He was b. 13 Feb. 1745 ; d. June, 1836 ; son of Deacon
Isaac 3 Abbot, of the South Church, Andover, by his wife Phebe
Lovejoy. He was lieutenant at the battle of Bunker Hill, and
was wounded there. He was the first postmaster in Andover,
town elerk, selectman, and deacon of the church. For several
years before his death he was blind.

Mrs. Phebe Abbot died 6 July, 1800 ; member of the church
in Andover.



332 THE CTIANDLER FAMILY.

The children of Phebe and Lieut. Isaac Abbot were :

i. Phebe 5 Ar.noT. b. 27 May, 17H7 ; d. 8 Nov. 1772.
ii. Isaac 5 Abbot, b. 9 Dec. 1768; d. 27 Dec. 180G ; m. first, 1798,
Hepzibah Fiske, who d. 1800; in. second, Mary Moulton.
Four children.

1. Mary Fiske Abbot, b. March, 1800; m. 1824, Nathan Shatfcack.
[See 3^7.]

iii. Pkiscilla 5 Abbot, b. 1 June, 1770; d. Feb. 18:30; m. 1820, John
Kneeland, Esq.

iv. William 5 Abbot, b. 30 Oct. 1772 ; d. 1856 ; farmer, Concord,
N. H. ; in. 1801, Rebecca Bailey, dau. of Moses Bailey, of
Bradford, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Timothy Moar, of
Andover, farmer, Concord, N. H. Five children.

400



Major ABIEL 6 CHANDLER {Abiel* John * John? Thomas*
William 1 ) and Judith Walker, Concord, N. H.

She was dau. of Rev. Timothy Walker, of Concord, by his
wife Sarah Burbeen, dau. of James, of Woburn, Mass. Another
dau. of Rev. Mr. Walker m. Benjamin Thompson (Count Rum-
ford) ; she was b. 4 Dec. 1744; d. 1806, aged 63; m. first,
Nathaniel Rolfe, Jr., of Concord, N. EL, and had by him Deacon
Abiel. Rolfe, and Jane Rolfe, who m. Nathan" Chandler, of
Boscawen [see 2049], and Henry Rolfe.

The town of Concord paid Abiel 6 Chandler for school-keeping
and for surveying, from 1771 to 1775, £55 : 14 : 2£ ; and for
" surveying roads and taking the number of the people," from
1774 to 1775, £5 : 10 : 0, His return of the number of inhabit-
ants in Concord was : —



Males under 16 years,


. . •


280


Males from 16 to 50, not in the


army,


186


All males above 50,


.


36


Persons gone into the army,





46
548


All females, .


• * •


490


Negroes and slaves for life,





14



10'52

He was commissioned captain of the scond company of militia
in Concord, N. H., the 6th company in the regiment, on the
26th Feb. 1774. As soon as the news of the fight at Lexington,
19 April, 1775, reached Concord, Capt. Abiel Chandler raised
a volunteer company of 36 men and marched to Cambridge,
Mass., where they remained a fortnight. The town of Concord
voted : " That Capt. Abiel Chandler and those that went with



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him to Cambridge, upon the alarm in April last, bo paid by the
Parish at the same rate as other troops in this Colony are paid."
His company, consisting of 36 men, received by the above vote

£!JO . Q . p ^ '

r>2 : o : b.

Lieut. Abiei Chandler was in Capt. Joshua Abott's company
at Bunker Hill, and acted as ensign in Stark's regiment, ;md
that company was on the extreme 1 left and had not the slight
protection of rail fence or hay even in the fight. At Ticondcroga,
177(3, he was adjutant of Col. John Stark's regiment, under
Brigadier-General Sullivan.

He died of smallpox, at Crown Point, 12 July, 1776, in his
32d year.

The account of Timothy Walker, Jr., administrator on estate
of Ahiel Chandler late of Concord. He charges himself with
£67:6:6, and prays for allowance to the" widow for the
maintenance of the children under seven years of ao- e , 260
weeks, at 2s. per week, £2(5, and other charges.

The children of Major Abiel and Judith (Walker) Chandler
were :

990. i. Sarah, b. 15 Jan, 1768; rn. 1780, Peter Blanchard, of

Hollis.

991. it. Judith, b. 9 Oct. 1770; m . 12 June, 1794, Timothy Carter.,

P>sq., of Concord, N. H.

992. in. Rebecca, b. 17 Dec. 1773; unrn.

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HANNAH 6 CHANDLER (Benjamin* William, 4 William*
Thomas ^William 1 ) and Samuel Morse, Dana, Mass.

He was b. 1743; d. 21 Jan. 1832; son of Jacob Morse,
grandson of Nathaniel Morse by his wife Abigail Ball. In his
will, proved 4 Oct. 1832, he gave the " residue " of his property
to Samuel M. Williams, requiring him to pay each of his two
daughters $100, "according to the writings deposited in the



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