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Chandler, formerly wife of Horace Roberts, Esq., of Whiting-
ham, Vt., and daughter of Hull and Hannah Nims, Died March
4, 1<S52, JE. 65. A good wife." She left two children.

He m. third, Eliza Bixby, widow of Solomon Gleason, of
Coleraine, Mass., formerly of Worcester. She d. 11 Jan.

When young, while listening to the stories of hardship and
suffering, as well as to the courage and daring of his father in
the early settlement of Deerfield and in his soldier's life in the
old French war, he became thoroughly imbued with the idea
that to become fit for a soldier he must train himself to endure
the privations and hardships of a soldier's life. This idea
became with him a fixed principle, and an enduring motive of
action through life. As early as ten years of age he began to
carry out this idea. He dressed thin, slept on hard beds or on
the floor, in barns, or even on the ground ; went barefoot until
the ground was frozen, and labored hard. And from being a
puny and sickly boy, he became tall, bony, strong and hardy,
and a vigorous man ; so that in after life difficulties were not
obstacles with him, but incitements. At the proper age an
appointment as cadet at West Point was offered him, which he
declined, having probably fixed his mind upon the clerical pro-

For fifty years, while settled in the ministry, he labored with
his own hands and performed moist of the manual labor on his
farms. After he had passed four score of years, he was met


by the writer of this, early one cold September morning,
attending to his chores, thinly clad, and in his bare feet.
These austere personal habits "have given him the power of
greater physical and mental force to meet and overcome the
trials and perplexities of the life of a country parson. His few
personal wants, his economy and his industry, combined with
great good sense, enabled him to provide well for his own
household, and to be more than just — generous even — to hrs'

At the age of five he went to Shelburne to live. While in
college at Burlington, Vt., where he was graduated in 1807, he
boarded with his sister Persis Wilder, "lie studied theology
with Dr, Packard, of Shelburne ; received the Doctorate of
Divinity in 1846, at the Vermont University ; was ordained at
Waitstield, Vt., 7 Feb. 1810; was dismissed therefrom 3 Feb.
1830; supplied at Hardwick, Vt., about two years, until he
was settled, 25 Oct. 1832, over the first church in Greentield,
Mass. ,. about one mile north of the village, on the -Green, or
Picomegan River. His relations with this church continued
more than thirty years, notwithstanding he often signified his
readiness and wish even to have them dissolved. When he had
reached ten years beyond the common lot of man, the parish
consented that a colleague might be settled with him, and have
a salary twice as large as that which had fully met the wants
and wishes of Dr. Chandler for thirty years ; for, in 1858, he
voluntarily relinquished, in consequence of the then financial
crisis, one hundred of his four hundred dollars salary. He
continued his manual labor on his farm of twenty acres to the

Said one of the other parish, " No man ever preached in
Greentield more beloved and more respected than Dr. Chandler ;
and we all are glad to hear him in this par'sh when our minister
-changes with him, as he often does."

He told the. writer of this, that, when young, his eyes were
quite dark colored, but they were at 81 of the lightest shade of

As is the custom of a few other clergymen, so with him, while
looking to heaven in prayer in his public performances, he kept
his eyes open.

Preached before the legislature by appointment, the sermon,
1824, and was chaplain 1824.

He was a member of the Convention of 1853 to revise the
Constitution of Massachusetts.

There have been printed of his writings : " Evenings by the
Fireside, or Thoughts on the first Principles of Speculative
Free Masonry," 12 pp. Danville, Vt., 1829. "A Discourse
delivered at Greenfield, Mass., July 4th, 1833," 8vo. Greentield,


1833. "A Discourse delivered in the First Parish, Greenfield,
Mass., Nov. 7, 1858, being the Fiftieth Anniversary of his
License to preach the Gospel." Printed by S. S. Eastman
& Co., Greenfield.

Wrote one who knew Mr. Chandler well : " His first settle-
ment in the ministry was at Waitsfield, Vt. The place was
^then new and the parish not wealthy. To eke out a limited
salary, he was obliged to cultivate a farm, which he did mostly
with his own hands, and such occasional 'help as w r as given by
the people. He studied subjects while at work on his farm,
but his sermons were seldom written. He would come into the
pulpit with a few small pieces of paper, on which the text and
the heads of his sermon were written in a short hand peculiarly
his own ; from these he would speak without hesitancy or
embarrassment, carrying the audience with him to any conclusion
or to any point of high resolve he might choose for them. As
might be expected, large additions were made to the church.
From its membership there has gone out eight ministers and
seven ministei^' wives, besides many others who have added
strength to other churches in various parts of the country."
" But, in forming, crops sometimes failed, and the family were
thus brought into rather straitened circumstances. It was
during one of these times of scarcity of provisions that two
ministerial brethren, on their journey, called at Mr. Chandler's.
Dinner hour was approaching, and the gentlemen were ejoying
their pipes and conversation, when Mrs. Chandler tapped at the
study door and beckoned her husband out. " xVre those friends
going to stay at dinner?" she inquired. "O yes, certainly."
" Well, what shall I have for dinner? There is nothing in the
house but milk and Indian meal." " O well, my dear, you can
make some pudding, and when it is ready, let me know," was
tin cheerful reply. She followed instructions and gave notice.
Mr. C. then said to his guests : " Friends, oar dinner is ready,
but before going out I must tell you a story." Pie then related
the story of the poor man who in like circumstances told his
guests if the}' vere what they jwofessed to be, they would be
thankful for what was set before them; and if they were not, it
was good enough for them."

At another time, when the family stores were reduced to a
few beans and a little pork, the perplexing question was again
asked. "What shall we have for dinner?" "Have you any
flour?". "No." "Have you any potatoes?" "No."
"Meat?" "A little pork and some beans." "Well, then,
let us milk the black cow.-'' One who never heard the
cheerful kindness of that voice could never conceive the magic
there was in it ; and one who had heard it could never after
wards eat ^//gratefully a bowl of bean soup.


It was then customary for every landholder to perform a
certain amount of labor on the roads, or else pay an equivalent in
cash. Mr. C. preferred the former. While thus engaged one
day, a stranger came up and asked for Mr. C. " That is my
name, Sir," said he. The stranger then inquired if it was
customary in Vermont for ministers to work on the highways.
" It is my custom, Sir ; for I think it as important for ministers
to mend their ways as for any other elass of people."

Rev. Amariah Chandler died 20 Oct. 1804, aged nearly 82,
44 amid his people."

The children of Rev. Amariah and Abigail (Whitney)

CiiAXDLEn were :


1142. i. Henry Satteklee Lewis, b. at Shelburne, Mass., 20 Aug.

1809 ; m. 10 .Sept. 1833, Merietta Joslyu, of Waitsiield,

1143. ii. Clarissa Naomi, b. at Waitsiield, Vt., 25 Jan. 1811 ; m.

at Waitsiield, 15 Feb. 1S27, George Frederick Kidder,
of Waitsiield.

1144. in. Moses Elipiialet, b. 15 May, 1813 ; d. 20 Nov. 1857, at

Allegan, Mich., unm., aged 44 ; clerk in store and post-

Joseph Whitney, b. 20 June, 1815 ; m. 3 March, 1838,
Adaline Goodnow, of Shelburne.

Abigail Barnard, b. 1 May, 1818 ; m. at Bethel, Vt., 23
April, 1837, William Lyman, of Royalton.

Lydia Ceuextha, b. 23 Jan. 1822; m. 13 Aug. 1837,
Joseph Comstock Prentiss, of Waitsiield.

Amariah, b. 4 April, 1824 ; d. 10 Aug. 1834.

Susan Barron Jubilee, b. 4 July, 182G ; m. 20 Jan.
• 1848, Elisha G. Arms, of Greenlield.












CHLOE fi CHANDLER (Timothy? David, 4 Thomas, 3 Thorn-
as, 2 William 1 ) and David 2 Holt, Rumford, Me.

He was b. in Pembroke, N. H., 12 May, 1774; d. 1 Feb.
1861, in Rumford, at the house of his son Timothy Holt; and
his wife Chloe died there a few weeks after, in March, 1861.
He was son of Benjamin 1 Holt by his wife Hannah Abbot.
Farmer in Shelburne, N. H., and in Rumford.

The children of Chloe and David Holt were :

i. Betsey Holt, b. in Pembroke, 12 May, 1796 ; m. 31 Aug. 1828,

Owen Harris, of Shelburne.
ii. Ruth Holt, b. 17 Feb. 1798 ; m. 15 Nov. 1820, Asa Parker, of

Pembroke ; blacksmith in Charlestown, Mass. One child,
iii. Benjamin- Holt, 07 22 April, 1800; m. in Hull, Canada, Ann
' Maria B. Andrews. They parted without issue. He is a


iv. Timothy Holt, b. 7 May, 1802 ; m. 27 .Sept. 1825, Nancy

Cochran ; farmer in Hanover, Me. Eleven children.
v. Chauncy Holt, b. in Pembroke, 31 May, 1804 ; m. 27 Sept.

1825. Cynthia Maloon, of Meredith, N. H., dau. of Jonathan

and Sally (Doe) Maloon, and widow of William C. Davison,

of Wenham, Mass. Brickmaker, and has a yard in Somerville,

Mass. One child.
vi. Mary W. Holt, b. 25 Sept. 1806 ; d. 9 June, 1816.
vii. Alonzo Holt, b. 5 July, 1809 ; m. first, 19 Dec. 1829, Abigail,

dau. of John and Priscilla Stearns. She left three children.

He m. second, 12 May, 1857, Polly Kimball. She had two

children. Five children,
viii. Dorcas Holt, b. 21 May, 1812; d. in Rumford ; m. 24 May,

1836, Asa Spoft'ord Howard, farmer at Rumford Point.

Four children.
ix. Hannah Norms Holt, b. 14 April, 1816; d. 9 Feb. 1835, in

Concord, N. H.


ABIEL 6 CHANDLER: (Timothy? David? Thomas? Tliom-
as? William 1 ) and Betsey Young, East Livermore, Me.

She was b. 25 Sept. 1773; d. in Boston; dau. of Joshua
Young. They resided on the south road in Deerfield, N. H. ;
removed to Naples, and then to East Livermore. She in her
90th year, 1863, resided with her dau. Adeline Youno;, on Jim

The children of Ariel and Betsey (Young) Chandler
were :

1150. i. Melinda, b. at Pembroke, N. H., 27 Oct. 1799 ; pub. in

Winthrop, Me., 23 May, 1830, to John Phinney, of

1151. ii. Mary, b. at Deerfield, N. H., 1 July, 1800 ; m. 16 March,

1819, Stephen Nichols.

1152. m. Dudley, b. 6 Oct. 1802 ; m. 15 Feb. 1831, Cynthia Smith.

1153. iv. Moses B., b. 10 July, 18—; m. Betsey B. Basset.

1154. v. James, b. at Vassalboro' ; d. aged about 2 years.

1155. vi. Adaline, b. 11 July, 1809; m. 5 May, 1830, Joshua


1156. vii. Charles Young, b. in Vassalboro', 12 July, 1813; m.

first, 15 Jan. 1832, Nancy Lovejoy ; m. second, Mary
Frazer, widow of Francis B. Macker.

1157. viii. George Washington, b. 18 April, 1816; m. Charity B.



TIMOTHY 6 CHANDLER (Timothy? David? Thomas?
Thomas? William 1 ) and Phebe Holt, Lovell, Me.



She was 1). 14 July, 1772 ; died in Lovell ; dau. of Benjamin
Holt by his "wife Hannah Abbot ; gr.-dau. of Benjamin Holt by
his wife Sarah Frye, and ar. -gr.-dau. of the third Nicholas 3

They moved from Pembroke, X. H., to Chatham, and thence
to Lovell, Me., and settled on the south border of Keaser Pond ;
farmer. He died 29 Nov. 1854, aged 80 years, 3 ms., and was
buried at Lovell Centre. He was a man of dark complexion.

The children of Timothy and Phebe (Holt) Chandjler
were :

1158. i. Hannah Norris, b. at Pembroke, N. H., 8 Dec. 1798 ; d.

unm., aged 27.

1159. ii. Betsey, b. 8 June, 1799 ; m, Jeremiah Gary as his second

wife ; lived at Lovell ; had no issue.

1160. hi. Charlotte, b. 22 Nov. 18U1 ; m. John Charles.

1161. iv. Chauncy, b. at Chatham, N. H., 8 Oct. 1802; m. 1 Oct.

1850, Dorothy McDaniel.

1162. v. Mary Walker, b. 4 April, 1804; m. 26 Sept. 1824,

Jones Elliot.

1163. vi. Timothy, b. 22 March, 1806; m. Martha Heald, of


1164. vii. Benjamin Holt, b. at Chatham, 2 Aug. 1808; m. Nancy

Chase Hatch.

1165. vm. Richard Holt, b. 2 Aug. 1808. Twin; d. young, Aug.

3, 1808.

1166. lk. Ira, b. 12 Aug. 1810; d. 1834, at Lowell ; m. 1828, Sally

Warren, of Lowell.

1167. x. Phebe B., b. 11 Dec. 1811 ; m. 20 May, 1841, Seymour

C. Hobbs.

1168. xi. Chloe, b. 13 Aug. 1813 ; m. Thomas P. Hatch.


AMOS 6 CHANDLER (Timothy* David* Thomas* Thom-
as? William 1 ) and Ruth Head, Shelburne, N. H.

She wash. 16 Dec. 1780; d. 3 April, 1840, dau. of John.
They resided in Chatham (where his children were born), in
Conway and Shelburne, N. II. He was a farmer and hotel
keeper. He died 24 April, 1830, aged 58. He was a short
fleshy man, of sandy hair and of light cemplexion.

The children of Amos and Ruth (Head) Chandler were :

1169. i. John, b. in Pembroke, 3 June, 1799 ; m. Sarah Porter, of


1170. ii. Hazen, b. 2 Sept. 1800; m. 17 April, 1823, Betsy Lary,

of Gilead, Me.

1171. in. Polly Walker, b. at Chatham, N. H., 31 Aug. 1802 ; m.

Dearborn Lary.


1172. iv. Levee, b. 22 March, 1804; m. 18 May, 1826, Andrew

Oilman Lary.

1173. v. Harry, b. 10 Aug. 1808; m. first, 15 July, 1835, Melincla

Wallace: m. second, 14 Dec. 1863, Mrs. Abigail Moss.

1174. iv. An*, b. 4 March, 1809 ; m. 2Q Oct. 1836, in Shelburne,

Sumner Chipnian.


SIMEON 6 CHANDLER {Henry, 5 Henry* Henry* Thomas*
William 1 ) and Anna Barker, Wilmington, Vt.

She died 17 March, 1828, in Wilmington. lie had settled in
Wilmington before he was married. He had been a soldier in
the Revolutionary war. In his last years he resided with his
son Ezra B. Chandler in Wilmington, where lie died, 15 Sept.
1845, in his 93d year. He was a farmer. His remains repose
about one mile east of the village.

The children of Simeon and Anna (Barker) Chandler were :

1175. i. Hannah, b. 23 April, 1782; in. 22 Aug. 1805, Arkd

Ware, Wilmington.

1176. ii. Aciisah, b. 20 Dec. 1783; d. 31 March, 1837, in Wil-

mington, unm.

1177. in. Mercy, b. 22 Jan. 1786 ; d. 20 Dec. 1786.
117S. iv. Pliny, b. 3 Oct. 1787; d. June, 1836, unm. He had fits

after he was 19 years old.

1179. v. Mercy, b. 5 Sept. 1789 ; d. 11 Sept. 1838, in Wilmington,


1180. vi. Sophia, b. 5 Nov. 1791 ; d. 1807.

1181. vii. Ira, b. 21 Sept. 1793; d. 1822.

1182. viii. Cynthia, b. 4 April, 1796; d. 25 Dec. 1801.

1183. ix. Ezra Bakkek, b. 11 May, 1804; m. first, 29 Oct. 1835,

Miriam Needham, of Marlboro', Vt. ; m. second, 26 Feb.
1852, Abigail Needham.


SOLOMOX 6 CHANDLER (Henry, 5 Henry,* Henry*
Thomas* William 1 ) and Althea Doty, Catskill, N. Y.

She died 1832 ; was widow of Mr. Penoyer.

He was a tailor by trade. In Catskill he kept the hotel on
the west side of the street, where it was* afterwards kept by Mr.
France. " He was fond of sacred music, and composed consid-
erable during his lifetime, his music being highly prized in
those days. He had read a great deal ; was of excellent judg-
ment, but of very eccentric habits. Anecdotes about him and
his singularities were long remembered in that neighborhood.
He was an active man, and irritable withal. The boys, to try
his patience, would occasionally step up and punch his bar-room


fire when burning well enough. This was sure to make him
flourish over their heads — if he could get near enough — his big
cane, which he always carried in consequence of his club foot."'
After leaving the hotel, he and his wife traded in a small way
in separate shops. He resided in his last days with his son-in-
law, Capt. Baker, and was, after his death, in 1827 or '28,
buried on his own land.

The children of Solomon and Althea (Doty) Chandler
were :

1184. i. Julia Ann, b. at Armenia, N. Y., 28 Oct. 1792; m. 18

Feb. 1815, Capt. Samuel A. Baker.

1185. ii. Ella, b. 15 Jan. 1794; in. 6 Nov. 1813, Aaron Chamber-



HEXRY G CHANDLER, Jr. {Henry* Henry* Henry*
Thomas,' 2 William 1 ) and Sarah Merrick, Wilmington, Vt.

She was born 29 Oct. 1758 ; d. 8 March, 1849 ; dau. of
James Merrick, Jr., by his wife Esther Colton, of Long-

He was a soldier in the war of the Revolution. He was sick
during the fight at Bennington, but took an. active part in the
battle at White Plains. At one time, while out on picket duty,
'his comrade, Thomas Williams, was wounded by the Indians so
severely that Mr. Chandler had to assist him back to camp.

He was a farmer in the east part of Wilmington, where he
died 28 Sept. 1831), at the age of 78 years. His remains were
buried about one mile east of the centre of the town.

The inventory of Henry Chandler's estate of 117
acres and 103 rods of land, buildings, &c, in
Wilmington, amounted to . . . $1,000 00

And personal estate to . . . . . 325 18

$1,325 18
The children of Henry and Sarah (Merrick) Chandler


1186. i. Esther, b. at Wilmington, 30 Dec. 1782; d. unm.

1187. ii. Sally, b. at Wilmington, 13 Nov. 17^4; d. 9 Nov. 1854,

of dropsy, at Amherst, Mass.

1188. in. Aaron Merrick, b. 24 Jan. 1787; ra. 11 June, 1808,

Lucy Dickinson, of Amherst.

1189. iv. Chester, b. 7 Feb. 1789; d. 14 May, 1813, at Wilming-

ton, unm. ; farmer.

1190. v. Luther, b. 19 March, 1793; m. Wealthy Wing, of Wil-



1191. vi. Emily, b. 1G Jan. 1796; d. 3 Oct. 1827, in Madison,
Lake Co., 0. ; m. Henry Ware, farmer, in Madison.

Two children :

1. Sarah Aim Ware, who m. .

2. Chandler Ware.


ELIZABETH 6 CHANDLER (John," Henri/, 4 Henry?
Thomas? William 1 ) and Jedediah 1 Bassett, Wilmington.

She was his third wife, and died 27 Sept. 1830, in her 76th
year. He was a farmer.

Her children were :

i. John 2 Chandler Bassett, b. 26 April 1795; m. Martha St.

John. Fourteen children.
ii. Elizabeth- Bassett, b. 15 May, 1797; m. J. W. Green. Five


HANNAH 6 CHANDLER {John? Henry? Henry? Thomas?
William 1 ) and Medad. 1 Smith, Wilmington.

He came from South Hadley, and settled on a farm in the
east part of the town. Mrs. H. Smith died 26 April, 1836, in
her 75th year.

The children of Hannah and Medad Smith were :
i. Azor 2 Smith ; d. 8 Aug. 1847, aged 6b, at Worcester, and
buried in Hope Cemetery, there ; deacon ; m. Betsey Haskell,
of Wilmington. He was a farmer in Wilmington. Seven

ii. Elizta 2 Smith ; deranged after the ase of 17 until her death at

iii. Justin 2 Smith ; resided at Newburyport, Mass. ; a merchant in
company with his brother Rufus ; m. Relief Olney, of Pomfret,
Conn. Four children.

iv. Polly 2 Smith ; d. at Saugerities, N. Y. ; m. Ephraim Burroughs,

of Wilmington ; resided at Bennington. Two children.
v. Rufus 2 Smith.

vi. Rufus 2 Smith, 2d ; d. at New Orleans ; merchant at Newbury-
port with his brother Justin ; m. Charlotte . One child.

vii. Hiram 2 Smith ; was a physician at Columbus at one time ; m.

viii. Levi 2 Smith ; d. in Boston, aged 21.

ix. Teresa 2 Smith, b. in Wilmington, Vt., 15 April, 1802; m. 29
Nov. 1-S27, Charles Boardman, of Newburyport, where he was
clerk in the store of Messrs. Justin and Rnfus Smith, his
brothers-in-law. He settled in mercantile business in Wor-
cester. Mass., and had a store on Front Street. He was b. 31
March, 1804; d. 17 Sept. 1849, and was buried in Hope
Cemetery. Son of John ami Mary (Bartlett) Boardman, of
Newburyport. Three children.



SIMEON 6 CHANDLER, 2d (John, 5 Henry* Henry*
Thomas, 2 William 1 ) and Elizabeth Bigelow, Algonquin,
McHenry Co., 111.

She was b. 1769 ; d. 1 June, 1844, aged 75 years, 3 ras., and
was buried on the form by the remains of her husband. She
was dau. of John Bigelow, a Revolutionary soldier, by his
wife Elizabeth Shays, who was niece of Capt. Daniel Shays, of
" Shays's Rebellion."

Mrs. Chandler was brought up in the family of George
Grinnell, of Greenfield, Mass. They removed from Wilming-
ton, Vt., to Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y., about 1812, where
they resided about twenty years, and then removed on to their
farm of three hundred acres, on the ridge, one half of a mile
to the south-east of the bridge over the Fox River at Algonquin.
His sons John and Simeon, Jr., helped him purchase this farm,
and they owned it after his decease, which took place 22 Jan.

The children of Simeon and Elizabeth (Bigelow) Chandler
were : ____

1192. i. Roxey, b. at Wilmington, Vt., 1 June, 17S-S ; m. first,

Eli McEwen ; m. second, John Joslyn ; in. third, Rev.
Mr. Dixon.

1193. n. Nancy, b. 12 April, 1790; m. Reuben Clark.

1194. m. Lucy, b. 19 April, 1791 ; m. Elihu McEwen.

1195. iv. Polly, b. at Wilmington. 30 Sept. 1793; d. 4 March,

18G5 ; m. 3 Jan. , Ezra Lee.

1196. v. Infant, b. 2G Dec. 1795; d. next day.

1197. vi. John, b. at Wilmington, 6 March, 1799; m. in Lenox,

N. Y., Azubah Norton. '

1198. vii. Infant, b. 29 April, 1803.

1199. viii. Simeon, b. 3 Eeb. 1805; m. in Lenox, N. Y., 19 June,

1836, Almira Bradford.


LUCINA 6 CHANDLER {John 5 Henry* Henry*. Thomas;"
William 1 ) and Lemuel 1 Ball, Wilmington, Vt.

He was a farmer in the south part of the town. She died 17
Jan. 1851, in her 83d year.

Their children were :

i. Russell 2 Ball, b. in Wilmington. Vt., 13 April, 1792; d. in
New Orleans,' 12 Nov. 1830.. He was of the firm of Ball &
Newton, in Boston. They dissolved partnership legally, as he
supposed; but when he died, leaving a large estate, his late
partner claimed a share of it.


ii. Origen 2 Ball, b. 20 April, 1794; d. 2 Feb! 1860; m. Tolly

iii. Clarissa' 2 Ball, b. 15 July, 1797; d. 10 June. 1857, deranged.

iv. Sap.rina 2 Ball, b. 27 July, 1800 ; d. 18 March, 1843, in Sunder-
land, Mass. ; m. Levi Warren.
v. Erastus 2 Ball, b. 23 March, 1802; d. 21 April, 1855; m.
Rebecca Hill. After his death she married again.

vi. Lucina 2 Ball, b. 4 Sept. 1804 ; d. 2C) March. 1848 ; m. J. W.

Wells ; lived in Greenfield, Mass. She died in Illinois.
vii. Levi 2 Chandler Ball. b. 25 Feb. 1809 ; farmer at Hoosick
Falls, N. Y. ; m. Marcia Ann Parsons, dan. of Seth Parsons,
of Hoosick Falls. ' He was justice of the peace, Judge of
Rensselaer Co. Courts, Brig. General of N. Y. State militia,
member of the Legislature, paymaster in the U. S. service, 19
Feb. 1863, in the 125th N. Y. Keg't. Resided at Hoosick
Falls. Four children.


MARY 6 CHANDLEE (John, 5 Henry* Henry, 3 Thomas*
William 1 ) and James 1 Pettee, Buck's Bridge, Potsdam," N. Y.

They lived at Hubbardston, Vt., and Wilmington, and thence
they went to Moira, X. Y\, after her daughter, Mrs. Cooper,
settled there. He was a blacksmith. Mrs. M. Pettee died 31
March, 1852, in her 50th year.

The children of Mary and James Pettee were :

i. James 2 Pettee, b. 2G Nov. 1800; blacksmith at Bush's Mills,
Moira, N. Y. ; m. 9 June, 1821, Sarah Otis, who was b. 1
March, 1800 — his cousin, dan. of Richard Otis by Sarah
Chandler. [See 492.] Three children.
ii. Sarah 2 Pettee ; m. in Hubbardston, Dr. Lowell Gurnsey, of
Shrewsbury, Vt. He settled at Castleton, Vt., where he died.
Four children.

iii. Clary 2 Pettee, twin of Sarah ; d. aged about 11 years.

iv. Mary' 2 Pettee ; m. John Cooper ; resided at Mount Sumner, Jo
Davies Co.. 111. Seven children.

v. Levi 2 Chandler Pettee ; worker in brass ; went to Florida.

vi. George 2 Pettee. b. at Hubbardston ; d. 17 April, 1843, at Pots-
dam, N. Y.


LEVI 6 CHANDLER (John, 5 Henry* Henry 3 Thomas*
William 1 ) and Eunice 1 Ray, Sudbury, Vt.

She died in Sudbury, and was buried just over the line from
Brandon, where stones mark her and her husband's graves.

He was a school-teacher during winters, and in the summers
a farmer on his hundred-acre farm. His mmd was disturbed
in his last days, and he died 20 April, 1803, in his 20th year.


The children of Levi and Eunice (Ray) Chandler were :

1200. i. Hiram, b. 25 "Dec. 1799; m. first, Azubah Williams; m.

second, widow Alma E. Moorehouse ; m. third, 7 Fel).
1861, Jane Ann Rugg.

1201. n. Okpha, b. 27 July, 1801 ; m. first, 8 May, 1832, Augustus

Foster; m. second, May, 1843, Rev. Ira Bentley.

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