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Richard Carter Chandler (abt. 1771 - abt. 1843)

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Richard Carter Chandler
Born about in Goochland County, Virginia Colonymap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Kanawha County, Virginia, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Richard Carter Chandler


Richard was born c. 1771 or 1772 in Goochland County, Virginia Colony, a son of Richard Chandler and Elizabeth Carter.[1]

One birth date reported is 26 Jan 1772 (source unknown).[1] According to Gayle Keough (in posting by WH Carter), "The Mormon records have him born 9 Nov 1771."[1] Another is 17 September 1771 (evidence unknown).[1]


Richard married on 3 October 1798 at Fluvanna County, Virginia, to Sarah Sally Eades, the daughter of Abraham Eades.[2] Sally was a minor bride and married with her mother's permission. Apparently, Sally Eades' father, Abraham, was unhappy about the marriage with Richard.

This from the "Billups Family Genealogy Forum:"

Abraham Eades stated in his "WILL" Richard Carter Chandler was not to get anything!! Only the Chandler grandchildren & husbands are named. Samuel L. Billups & Sarah are named.[3]

Property and Positions

Richard and Sally moved to Kanawha County, Virginia (later WV).[3]

Death & Legacy

There is a head stone for "R. C. Chandler, 1770 - 1850" at the Teays Hill Cemetery, Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia. However, these dates are in dispute.

Richard may have died in ether 1843 or 17 Oct 1845 at Kanawha County, Virginia (later West Virginia).[4]


Children of Richard and Sarah (incomplete):

  1. Sarah Chandler; m Samuel L. Billups
  2. Ambrose Chandler

Research Notes

Location Notes:

Goochland formed from Henrico in 1728
Albemarle formed from Goochland in 1744
Fluvanna formed from Albemarle in 1777
Kanawha formed in 1788-89
Goochland continues to exist (just smaller).
Patrick formed from Henry in 1790-91[5]

Different Richard Chandler: Another Richard Chandler was born in 1797 in Wilkes Co, North Carolina and married to Charity Parks.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Carter, William H., (8 Apr 2009) "Richard Carter Chandler." 21 May 2017 A Carter Geneaolgy Page.
  2. Dodd, Jordan, (1997) Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800. Virginia\u002C Compiled Marriages\u002C 1660-1800 Name Richard Chandler Spouse Sally Eades Marriage Date 3 Oct 1798 Marriage Location Fluvanna County,
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lewis, Linda, (13 Jun 2009) Samuel L. Billups & Sarah W. Chandler. 21 May 2017 Genforum, "Billups Family Genealogy Forum."
  4. Fitch, Robert, (13 Jun 2010) Richard Carter Chandler Find A Grave Memorial# 53667835.
  5. Germanna Colonies, "History of County Formations in Virginia 1617-1995." Germanna Colonies Family History: The State of Virginia.

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