William Chandler b. abt5 1730 Va. who married Elizabeth Nelson had a son William born abt 1755 and is the one who died intestate in Greenville SC in 1818. William chandler b . 1730 is believed to have died prior to 1818.
Additional research revealed that William Chandler born abt 1755 married Lydia Wharton in 1772 in Granville, N.C. She was daughter of William Wharton.
Spellings: Wharton / Whorton / Horton
Research for the Wharton / Chandler connection resulted when researching Benjamin Chandler born 1796 in Greenville, South Carolina son of William Chandler born 1755 in Halifax, Virginia and his unknown wife. Benjamin, his wife Polly and family of four sons and two daughters migrated west after selling 230 acres in 1830 on both sides of Mountain Creek on the Enoree River in Greenville, South Carolina. It was noted that Benjamin and his wife named a son “Wharton Chandler” recorded on the 1850 U.S. Census for Butler County Missouri. Records in Missouri show that his full name was Benjamin Wharton Chandler Jr. which established a full name of Benjamin Wharton Chandler Sr.for his father. It is believed that Polly his first wife died before 1839 and it is possible Benjamin married a second wife who died after having sons Perry G. born 1839 and Benjamin Wharton Jr in 1841. Missouri records show Benjamin married Elmiry Lucy in 1846 and in the 1850 U.S. Census listed Wharton Chandler age nine along with other siblings. This triggered a search to identify if it was his deceased wife or unknown mother’s maiden name or if a connection could be made to the Wharton name since it was an unusual first name. Connections were discovered in several land deeds and other documents: Research reveals Lydia Wharton was the wife of William Chandler who died intestate in 1818 in Greenville, S.C. –Amelia County, Va. Chandlers. Contact with the family of Doris and Charles Sanders, revealed that Charles is descended from the line of Benjamin Chandler born 1796,through his son Perry G. and resulted in learning that Benjamin’s son was a Junior named Benjamin Wharton Chandler Jr. We now know that Benjamin himself carried his mother’s maiden name and was named after his mother’s brother “Benjamin Wharton.” It was also noted that Benjamin Chandler named a son “Nelson Chandler, born about 1821 in Greenville, South Carolina.” Lydia Wharton Chandler is believed to have fulfilled her life after 1810 when Benjamin was about 14 years old. His grandmother Elizabeth Nelson Chandler is believed to have moved and lived with the family and helped raise the younger children. Elizabeth was listed in the probate records when her son William Chandler died intestate in 1818. I believe Benjamin honored his grandmother by naming a son “Nelson.”
February 1, 1830 - Benjamin Chandler sold 230 acres both sides of Mt. Creek of Enoree River
Feb 1, 1830 Benjamin Chandler (Greenville Dist) to John Green sr (same); for $600 sold 230 ac on both sides of Mountain Creek waters of Enoree River. Border: begins at a large poplar on W side of a branch joins Hawkins Green, McAfee, crosses Mountain Creek, a road, mouth of a branch, joined on SW by Hawkins, on SE by Joseph Green, on NE & N by T\yres, & on NW by Roberts; where I live; part of grant to William Wharton. (Signed) Benjamin Chandler;
(witness James Hooker & Samuel J ~Green; wit. oath Jun. 7, 1830 by James Hooker before Caleb Green JP; dower renounced Sept. 6, 1830 by Polly Chandler, wife of Benjamin, before Jno Watson, OOD & JQ (signed) Polly
Chandler ls mark "+"; Sept. 6, 1830 recorded; book Q p. 360.