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Updated February 15, 2006

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I am researching the Chandler family from the Kanawha County, WV area. I have information on various branches/lines of the family to include Chandler, Smith, Jones, Cavender, Cart, Baxter, Burdette, Young on my fathers side and Gay, Turner, Tucker, Moles, Truslow, Dudley, Stalnaker, Morgan,on my Mothers side.

I am also reasearching my wife's family. Her father was a Ritter, born in Baltimore, MD. His father and mother, (a Duschl) emigrated from Germany (Bavaria) to the Baltimore area. My wife's mother was a Miller and I have many records for Miller, Stafford, Chapman, Smith, Williamson, Stafford, Bevins and Canada ancestors. The early ancestors in these lines were located in the eastern Kentucky area.

2/2/02 Data base has been updated with Ritter & Duschl ancestor information. This information is about the ancestors of George Ritter, my wife's father. The information about his ancestors who lived in Germany (pre 1880s) goes back in time to the mid 1600s. This information was researched and produced by a professional genealogy company from Salt Lake City, UT.

3/23/2002 - Many of the surnames listed above have been traced into the 1700s and before. The Chandler surname is known back to John Chandler who arrived in Jamestown in 1610. I have a John Chandler descendant data base of 785 individuals. My complete data base has over 5500 individuals.

Research has shown that my previously oldest known Chandler ancestor, Thompson Chandler was the son of William Chandler and Polly Harris m. Sep 10, 1809 Patrick Co., VA. William was the son of Richard Chandler of Surry and Stokes Co., NC. Richard was the son of William and Delisha Chandler of Surry and Stokes Co., NC. From this William Chandler, there is a proven line back to John Chandler b. ca 1600, who arrived in the Jamestown Colony in 1610. John Chandler was the first of the Chandlers to come to America as a permanent resident.

6/25/2004 My goal has been to trace my ancestors' surnames found at our G G Grandparent level, and take them back to the time they came to America or at least to the time of the Revolution. At this time, except for one Smith that is and probably will remain untraceable, I am finished with my goal. With the exception of my wife's paternal ancestors who emigrated from Germany in the 1880s, all of the other ancestors were in America during or before the Revolution.

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