Elihu Elnathan Chandler 1795-1884
CHANDLER, DOBSON, MATHIAS
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Date: 3/2/2018 at 21:37:43
The Daily Gazette, Burlington, Iowa, Tuesday Evening, September 30, 1884
Another Pioneer Gone.
DIED—On the 24th inst., in Baltimore township, Henry county, Elihu Chandler, aged 90 years.
Mr. Chandler was born in the State of Maine Jan. 27, 1795. In 1830 he came west to the State of Ohio, and from thence the next year to Henderson county, Ill. This was the period of the Black Hawk war, and Mr. C. was engaged in building and guarding the rude fort in that county. In 1833 Mr. C. crossed the Mississippi river at a point where there was a little white settlement of two or three cabins, and known in that early day as "Pinhook." This was the very beginning of your city, Burlington.
In June 1835 he was married to [widow] Mrs. Jemima Dobson who the October previous came with her brother Mr. William Mathis, and his family from Kentucky, and who, with her four little children, were living at the time of their marriage in the third cabin built by a white man in the township.
The funeral of this early settler took place at the residence of his widow and the services were conducted by Rev. S.H. Mitchell, his pastor, and others. A very large concourse led by six old settlers on horseback followed his remains to the graveyard on Mr. Renner's farm, where lie the remains of Nancy Duke, the first white person who died in this part of Des Moines County.
Des Moines Obituaries maintained by Robin Schneiderman.
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