You might want to try the free search tool at https://familysearch.org/
Particularly if you have any more information such as the names of his parents, spouses, siblings, children.
There is one Richard b. in Essex, VA but the birth date is 1875. That record lists parents as Richard and Laine.
Another Thomas Richard Chandler - married to Lulu Belle Conner has records indicating birth of Dec. 1872 in VA - but other records show GA?
I put some examples below. Maybe you will recognize the family member names.
Virginia, Births and Christenings
Richard Chandler Male
birth 08 Aug 1875 Essex County, VA
father: Richd. Chandler
mother Lainie Chandler
Thomas Richard Chandler
Draft Registration date September 12, 1918 Gasden, Etowah County, AL
Male Age 45 White Married Farmer
Birth 07 Dec 1872 birthplace: , United States
Spouse: Lula Belle Chandler, Glencoe, Etowah, AL
country of citizenship: United States
World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
nara publication number: M1509 film number: 1509383
U S Census, 1920, East Gadsden Beat 26, Etowah, AL
self Thomas R Chandler M 47y GA
wife Lula B Chandler F 42y AL
dau Lucille Chandler F 20y AL
dau Pauline Chandler F 17y AL
son Junior T Chandler M 13y AL
son Unice W Chandler M 11y AL
dau Edna L Chandler F 10y AL
dau Cornellia F Chandler F 4y AL
The one below has a birth in Dec 1872 as above draft record, but w/o more information it's hard to tell if this is the same Thomas Richard?
U S Census, 1900 ED 97 Danville city Ward 1, Pittsylvania, VA
head George Chandler M 51 b. May 1849 VA married 31 yrs
wife Feoby Chandler F 59 b. Dec 1840 VA 7 children 5 living
son Thos Chandler M 28 b. Dec 1872 VA
son Walter Chandler M 24 VA
son Harper Chandler M 23 VA
dau Florence Chandler F 21 VA