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Posted by: Dolores Davidson (ID *****1892) Date: March 04, 2009 at 03:47:47
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This man came to CHAUTAUQUA CO NY as described,
Descendants are seeking his ancestry and descendants

MARTIN Chandler and 2nd wife NANCY DRAKE of Amelia CO VA
Woodley Williamson Chandler was the son of Martin Chandler and his second wife, Nancy Drake, and was born near Petersburg, Amelia Coo., Virginia, February 14, 1800. He came to Jamestown in June, 1823. The first person he met was Elial T. Foote. Mr. Woodley W. Chandler then poorly clad, with a small bundle in his hand, made known his need of immediate employment. He got work and was from then known as a man of industrious, temperate, and moral habits.
In 1824 he married Phebe, the eldest daughter of Major Abram Winsor (a native of Rhode Island, who first came to Sinclairville, and later to Jamestown). Soon after his marriage, Mr. Chandler purchased of Mr. Foote all of the land on the north side of the outlet between the village lots and the Dexterville purchase, and south of the Dexterville and Jamestown Road. Including a large share of the hydraulic power at the Sash factory, and thus became the principal director of its improvement.
This led him and others to erect the carding and cloth dressing machinery there, and which ultimately became the property of Daniel Hazeltine, Esq. and laid the foundation of the present Woolen Factory, which has done so much to establish the reputation of our domestic woolen goods. He was the projector of most of the streets and village lot surveys in the east part of Jamestown. He was a patron and early trustee of the Jamestown Academy. The official duties of Supervisor, Justice of the Peace, Trustee and other offices he held were discharged with conscientious fedelity, and to the satisfaction of the people.
He removed to Levant in the Fall of 1838, where he had a farm. He was at least, one of the founders of the Levant Cemetery where his remains rest. He was also responsible for the building of the adjacent school house, long used as a church, as well as a school.
He died on April 2, 1854, a little more than 54 years of age. He had four sons and two daughters, one of which was adopted--she was Phoebe Blowers, daughter of John Blowers. Chautauqua Democrat also Jamestown Journal 4/23/1854

CHANDLER - Small markers, Father, Mother, Winsor A and large monument in 'Memory of the Chandler family' LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Gracie M. spouse of J. W. died 11-26-1872 age 28y 3m 9d - d. Washington, DC - see also lot 20 A LOT 19 A LOT 20 A or19 A
CHANDLER, Infant died 3-1855 - d/o M. S. & E. Chandler LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, John W. born 8-18-1834 - Child of Woodley W. & Phebe Winsor Chandler LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Martin S. born 2-14-1827 - Child of Woodley W. & Phebe Winsor Chandler LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Nancy S. born 7-1-1829 - Child of Woodley W. & Phebe Winsor Chandler LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Phebe S. born 5-2-1825 died 6-6-1865 - Child of Woodley W. & Phebe Winsor Chandler LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Phebe Winsor spouse of Woodley W. born 6-28-1807 died 4-4- 1876 - b. Madison Co., NY., dau of Major Abraham & Sophia Bigelow Winsor LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Williamson B. born 9-26-1836 - Child of Woodley W. & Phebe Winsor Chandler LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Winsor A. born 7-26-1831 died 4-4-1863 - Child of Woodley W. & Phebe Winsor Chandler LOT 20 A
CHANDLER, Woodley W. spouse of Phebe W born 2-14- 1800 died 4-2-1854 age 54 - b. Virginia son of Martin Chandler and Nancy Drake wed 1824 LOT 20
The children most have NO DATES OF DEATH ENGRAVED, BUT NOT KNOWN IF THEY SURVIVED childhood, not seen again as named
above all in towns in CHAUTAUQUA CO NY
seeking ANY data

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