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Thomas Chandler

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Surry County, North Carolina
Death: September 4, 1840 (78)
Wayne (was Cabell Co.), WV (was VA), United States
Place of Burial: Wayne, W VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Chandler and Kerrenhappuck Chandler
Husband of Amasa Jane Chandler; Amasa Jane Chandler and Ama'itseyi Water of a new Green Place Chandler
Father of Nancy Katherine "Katy" Green (Chandler); Sally Pyles; Sarah Chandler; Abraham Chandler; Mary Ann Jarrell and 4 others

Occupation: farmer
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About Thomas Chandler

DAR Ancestor #: A020715

A private in the American Revolutionary War on the North Carolina line

Thomas b. 1762, who married Amasa Jane ____ in about 1795. They had Catherine "Katie" Chandler, b. 1795-1800; Abraham, b. 1802; Sally b. 1803; Elizabeth, b. 1811; Mary, b. 1812; and Henry, b. 1816.



Posted by: Richard Aynes Date: September 05, 1998 at 19:47:40

In Reply to: THOMAS CHANDLER NC/ Wayne Co., WVA by J.R. VanHoose of 7545

The Thomas Chandler you refer to was my gggg-grandfather. The book by L. Thelma Chandler Walters and Theodore B. Walters, THE CHANDLER FAMILY, A HISTORY OF THE CHANDLER FAMILY OF EASTERN KEnTUCKY (1974) says the following about Thomas:

"According to William C. Kozee (The Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky), the first Chandler ancestor to arrive in the Big Sandy Valley was a THOMAS CHANDLER who settled near the present Wayne County Courthouse in Wayne County, West Virginia {then Virginia} about 1806.

"It is believed that THOMAS CHANDLER was born in North Carolina in 1762 becuase he stated in his petition for a pension that he filed in the Cabell County Virginia Court (now West Virginia)on October 22, l827, that he was 65 years old (his wife 64 years old; that he enlisted as a private in March, 1780, in the 10th Regiment, North Carolina Continental Lines for a period of three years. After the war he lived in Wythe and Tazewell Counties, Virginia (new West Virginia) before settling near the present Wayne County Courthouse."

This same book indicates Thomas died in l845 or l846 in Wayne County. There is no reference to his wife, but his children were: Katie Chandler (m. Jiles Green)

Abraham Chandler

Sally Chandler (m. George Plyes)

Elizabeth Chandler (m. Enoch Green)

Polly (Mary) Chandler (m. William


Henry Chandler

The rest of this 2 inch book traces their descendants. Though it does not mention Thomas, another book that covers many Chandlers, including descendants of Thomas Chandler's. is Clayton R. Cox, APPALACIHIA CROSSROADS, DESCENDANTS OF HEZEKIAH SELLARDS


The company in which Thomas served in the Revolutionary war was commanded by a Captain Lytle. His pension application says he fought at the battle where Gen. [Horatio] Gates was defeated. This was probably the battle of Camden, in the Carolinas in l780.

His miltary records include promissory note for $20.00 dated Feb. 1785 in "final settlement of his account" for serving in the war.

Thomas Chandler appears on the Census records for Cabell County in l820, 1830 and 1840. At that time the names of women and children were not listed.

I am VERY interested to learn that Thomas's wife was named Amasa Jane. Does her name appear on any records? If so, I would be interested in knowing which records. I would also be VERY interested in any information about her being a Cherokee Indian.

E-mail on these two matters or other details about Thomas or Amasa would be welcomed at

Thank you.

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Thomas Chandler's Timeline

Surry County, North Carolina
Age 21
June 17, 1799
Age 37
Patrick, Virginia, USA
Age 40
Patrick, Wise, VA, USA
Age 41
January 1, 1811
Age 49
Cabell, Wayne, VA, USA
Age 50
Tazewell, VA, USA
June 12, 1815
Age 53
Tazewell, VA, USA
September 4, 1840
Age 78
Wayne (was Cabell Co.), WV (was VA), United States