Skip to Content

Chandler, Samuel, Captain

American, 1735 - 1790

Samuel Chandler was born at Chandler Hill, the family farm on the border between the towns of Woodstock and Thompson, Connecticut. As an adult he owned a farm of 300 acres near the present town of Fabyan, on which he ran a tavern during the Revolutionary war. He also served as a Captain in the Connecticut Militia. He married Anna Paine [d. 1811] in 1760. They had no children, but raised a nephew, John Paine. In May and October of 1780, Chandler took part in the Legislature of Connecticut. Capt. and Mrs. Chandler both sat for portraits around 1780, painted by the Captain's brother, Winthrop Chandler. The pictures (now in the NGA) passed by inheritance after Chandler's death to John Paine (who also inherited Chandler's farm), and descended in the Paine family until 1955.
Chandler, George. The Chandler Family. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1883: 273-74.
Related Content
  • Sort by:
  • Results layout:
Show  results per page

Limit to works on view

Limit to works with online images

Limit to works of classification:

Limit to works of artist nationalities:

Limit to works belonging to editions:

Limit to works created between:

Limit to works containing styles:

Limit to works containing photographic processes:

Find works executed in:

Find works containing subject terms:

Find works with an alternate reference number (for example, Key Set number) containing:

  • Filters:
  • Sort by:
  • Results layout:
Show  results per page