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By Andy Leath

Robert J. Chandler born circa 1807 in GA, died 1857. He married Charlotta ___ born circa 1809 in GA, died circa 1853/4. They moved to Smith County about 1849 and settled in the northwest part of the county.

Robert J. Chandler married 2nd 1854, Smith Co, Texas, Margaret McBride, no children. After his death, she married 1861 Smith Co, Texas, Alexander Copeland.

  1. Abraham Newton Chandler, born c 1828, GA; died 1862, Civil War; married 1852 Julia Ann W. King, born c 1830, MO; died 1850s. Her parents: John W. & Jane King. Their children went to live with relatives in Hunt Co, Texas.
    1. Marcellus L. Chandler, born c 1853, Texas
    2. Charlotta Jane Chandler, born c 1855, Texas
  2. Silas M. Chandler, born c 1830, GA; died before 1857, no issue.
  3. Mary Ann Chandler, born c 1833, GA; died 1857; married 1854, Smith Co, Texas, Charles C. Copeland.
  4. Jackson Clark Chandler, born c 1835, GA; married 1856, Smith Co, Texas, Matilda Saphronia Smith, b. c 1839. Her father: Nathan Smith. They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Dallas Co, Texas.
  5. Charlotta Elizabeth Chandler, born c 1838, AL; married 1859, Smith Co, Texas, John Calhoun Copeland, born c 1833, TN. They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Collin Co, Texas.
  6. Francis Manerva Chandler, born c 1840, GA/AL; married 1857, Smith Co, Texas, Ira A. Kelley, born c 1831, TN. They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Hood Co, Texas.
  7. Madora P. Chandler, born c 1843, GA; died young, unmarried.
  8. Robert J. D. Chandler, born c 1845, GA/AL; died 1862, Civil War.
  9. William L. Chandler, born c 1848, GA.
  10. Adolphus D. Chandler, born c 1852, Texas. He was enumerated in the 1880 census of Bell Co, Texas.

Sources Of Information:

Smith County Federal Census Images:

Smith County Probate Records,

Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Summer 1986), p. 6

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

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