Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of William Arsker CHANDLER


            William Arsker Chandler is a son of John Anthony Wayne and Martha Ann Elizabeth Jane (Wells) Chandler, and he was born in Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, February 28, 1836. He was joined in marriage in Kanawha county, March 28, 1864 with Massay Angle, and six children were born of their union: Mary Victoria, January 12, 1865; Charlie E., September 4, 1866; Geneva A., March 24, 1868; Oscar, August 1. 1872; Sarah A., March 22, 1876; Willie E., November 2, 1880. Mr. Chandlerís parents came to Kanawha county from Albemarle county, Virginia. Mrs. Chandler was born in Kanawha county, July 1, 1839, and she is a daughter of Charles Cliper and Mary (Holston) Angle, who resided in Lincoln county. William A. Chandler enlisted in the civil war, and served in Company C, 8th West Virginia Infantry until it was converted into the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, remaining until close of the war, and receiving discharge at Wheeling, West Virginia. Mr. Chandler owns 150 acres of land on the forks of Coal river, 75 acres of which is cultivated, highly improved and very productive. There is a vein of cannel coal, some iron ore and building stone on the farm, and the Coal River Railroad will pass close by his premises. Beside farming, Mr. Chandler is engaged in blacksmithing, and receives his mail at Rome postoffice, Kanawha 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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