Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Richard Allen CHANDLER


            Richard Allen Chandler is a son of John Anthony Wayne Chandler, who came from Albemarle county, Virginia, to Kanawha county at an early date, and married Martha Ann Elizabeth Jane Wells. Their son Richard A. was born in Kanawha county, October 27, 1840. He entered the Federal service in the war between the States, joining Company C, 8th West Virginia Infantry, and serving until it was converted into the 8th West Virginia Cavalry, and then, as one of that regiment, continuing until the close of the war, receiving honorable discharge at Wheeling. He lost his right eye in the engagement at Dry Creek. Parlonia Jane, daughter of John and Parlonia Agnes (Hutson) Robinson, was born in Kanawha county July 24, 1847. In Kanawha county, December 29, 1868, she became the wife of Richard A. Chandler, and to them have been horn five children: William Harrison, July 19, 1870; Lora Belle, June 1, 1872; John Henry. August 22, 1874; James Madison, February 13, 1816, died December 24, 1877; Marion Gilbert, February 22, 1878. In 1879 Mr. Chandler took up his residence in Lincoln county, and he now owns in Duval district, a farm of 100 acres, on Porter fork of Mud river. It is excellent land, which he is just beginning to put under cultivation, well watered and well timbered, and promising, under his care and management, to become one of the best farms in the county. His postoffice address is Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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