It was copies of old letters that Clark(e) Chandler wrote while guarding Yankee prisoners at Andersonville prison that got me hooked on doing a family tree for my friend Bennie Clark Davis, Clark Chandler's great great grandson.
Clark, b Nov. 16, 1816, was the first of nine children of William and Elizabeth Frances Chandler.Clark was one of five sons who served with the Georgia military during the War Between The States.Of the five Chandlers boys, only brother John survived the war.Clark's oldest son William Jesse, b Mar. 12, 1848, also died in the war at age 16.
Clark enlisted as a Private in Company H, 1st Regiment, Georgia Reserves on May 2, 1864.He also is recorded as being a member of Company H, 7th Regiment, Georgia State Guards.We believe he first served at a "camp 3 miles above Atlanta" and then marched to Atlanta to board the train to the Andersonville Ga. prison for a few months.He then transfered back to Atlanta again where he was wounded.He died of his wounds on his way home and is buried in a small family cemetery on Blalock Road.
Now Bennie, let me get back to what I should be doing ... looking for Joseph William Berry, my great grandfather who was a "spinner" in the cotton mills in Lowell Massachusetts. He was married to ROSE McKEON and the parents of my grandfather, William Henry, born in 1870.If you see him around, tell him I'm looking for him or e-mail me.Thanks
Note: Since I first posted this Home Page, I've identified "Rosa"
as Rose McKeon, capitalized above.(Dec. 22, 1997)