Maj. Chandler was a graduate of the Citadel Academy in the class of '48. He was elected to represent Williamsburg county in the legislature in 1880 and re-electd in '82 and '84. He was one of the foremost men of this county having been here all his life. Maj. Chandler was a brave Confederate soldier, serving through the entire four years of the struggle. He was a life-long and consistent member of the Presbyterian church and was very generous to the poor and liberal in giving to the cause of Christianity.
At the time of his death Maj. Chandler was in the 70th year of his age. He leaves one son and a daughter, Mr. J.B. Chandler, Jr. and Mrs. S. M. McClarey of Gourdins.
Maj. Chandler's death causes a loss to Williamsburg county of one of its best citizens. Wherever he was known, he was honored and respected.
The funeral services were held in the Cedar Swamp Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. J.E. Dunlop officiating.
The County Record, April 22, 1897