The Chandler coat-of-arms. The crest borne on the closed helmet above the capital coat of capital arms is that of the pelican in her nest wounding her breast to feed her young with her own blood - an emblem of paternal affection expressive of the family motto, Ad Mortem Fidelis. The mantel - cut and jagged - hanging from the capital helmet, indicates the faithful service of the wearer; the gauntlet his prowess. The arms: He beareth checkie argent and azure on a bend of the first; sable three lions passant gules. By the name of Chandler.
(I) William Chandler, immigrant ancestor, was among the first families to settle in Roxbury, Mass., coming there in 1637 from England with his wife Annis and four children. They were admitted to the church at the same time. The Eliot church records say, "William Chandler, a Christian, godly brother, died of consumption 19 (11) 1641 in Roxbury."
Hannah, Thomas, William, mentioned below; John, Sarah.
After the death of her husband, Ann Chandler married July 2, 1643, John Bane.
(II) William (2), son of William (1) Chandler, was born in England, died in Andover, Mass., 1698, aged sixty-five years. He was admitted a freeman in 1669, and although he mentions himself as a brickmaker, he was the keeper of an inn or ordinary, the sign of which was a horse-shoe, on the road from Ipswich to Billerica. He was licensed as an innkeeper June 17, 1692.
He married (first) Mary Dane, of Andover, born in Ipswich, 1638, died May 10, 1679, daughter of Dr. John Dane, author of "A Declaration of Remarkable Providence in the Course of My Life," which gained him considerable prominence. Five months after the death of his first wife William Chandler married, Oct. 8, 1679, Bridget Henchman, who died March 6, 1731, daughter of Major Thomas Henchman, of Concord and Chelmsford, Mass.
Children of first wife: Mary, William, mentioned below; John, Philemon, Hannah, Thomas, Joseph, died young.
Children of second wife: Phebe, Joseph, Rhoda.
(III) Sergeant William (3) son of William (2) Chandler, was born Jan. 31, 1661, and died Oct. 27, 1727. He is buried in the old graveyard in Andover, and s stone marks his grave.
He married Sarah Buckminster, who died Oct. 9, 1735, aged seventy-four. She was a member of the church in South Andover.
Josiah, mentioned below; Philemon, Sarah, Zachariah.
(IV) Josiah, son of Sergeant William (3) Chandler, was born Dec. 28, 1683, died in Andover, Aug. 12, 1752. He was a field driver in Andover in 1716, and in 1717 and 1720 was chosen "to prosecute the law about the swine." In his will he provides for "a liberal education at Cambridge" for his son Samuel.
He married, Feb. 27, 1707, Sarah Ingalls, of Andover, who died Feb. 13, 1754, aged sixty-nine. They were members of the South Andover church.
Benjamin, Josiah, Samuel, Sarah, Abijah, Jonathan, David, mentioned below; Daniel, Sarah.
(V) Captain David, son of Josiah Chandler, was born Dec. 15, 1724, and died Feb. 11, 1776, in camp at Cambridge, of small pox. He was corporal of the second company at Andover, Apr. 23, 1757, under Captain Jonathan Abbot. In 1762 he was ensign in Captain Benjamin Ame's company of militia, and at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, he was lieutenant in the same company of fifty-nine men, of which Isaac Abbot was the ensign.
An accunt of his sickness and death appears in the diary of David How, published by Henry B. Dawson.
Captain Chandler resided in Andover on the farm occupied in 1863 by Moses Abbot. He was a member of the church at South Andover.
He married, Aug. 30, 1750, Mary Ballaard. She married (second) Nov. 10, 1779, David Parker of Reading.
David, died young; David, mentioned below; Daniel, Hannah, Samuel, Sarah, Josiah, Ballard, John, Mary.
(VI) David (2), son of Captain David (1) Chandler, was born July 9, 1754. He married Hannah Peabody, born Apr. 2, 1754, daughter of Captain William and Rebecca (Smith) Peabody (See Peabody IV).
David, John, Nancy, Samuel, Sally - married Jacob White and had a son, Jehiel B. White. Jehiel B. White had a daughter, Mary L. White, who married Hiram E. Heyworth (see Heyworth III).
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