Old Family Photo Collections Van Zandt County Genealogical Society
The photos on these pages are generously contributed by Joel Lively of Fort Worth. His ancestors were early settlers in Van Zandt County and these wonderful old photos are much appreciated. If you would like to share your old family photos by placing them on this web site, please contact Sibyl Creasey for instructions.
Submitted by Joel Lively
John Chandler played an important role in Ben Wheeler's history. He was born 1 Dec 1844. The couple were married on 11 Nov 1868 in Ben Wheeler.He had the first movie theater in Ben Wheeler and also owned a cotton gin. There are many references to him on this web site. He died on 25 1884 in Ben Wheeler and is buried in Edom Cemetery right behind George Washington Clough. John married Ruth Ann Clough, George's daughter. She was born 11 Nov 1851 in Ben Wheeler. She died 25 Jan 1933 and is buried at Edom Cemetery.
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