PS.This is an addition to my first message. You may indeed be a descendant of Edmund Chandler of Duxbury, Mass. It appears that Henry Smalley Chandler MAY be Henry Stevens Chandler born June 7, 1804 in Truro, Cape Cod, Mass. Capt. Joseph married Abigail Stevens. We pick up Joseph in our databases. He was the son of Nathan (Nathaniel) Chandler and Esther Glass.
More work would have to be done to confirm these connections.First make sure that its the right Ruth!
If you think that you do descend from Edmund, you are welcome to join our group www.edmundchandler.com. You do not have to prove your lineage as we are a research group and welcome all who are interested in the Edmund Chandler family.