1849, Santa Clara County
SURNAMES: AUSTIN, CAMRON, WHITTLE, JENKINS, MORGAN, WILSON, HICKS, WHIPPLE,
Mrs. Aveline Chandler is the relict of Isaac Chandler, late of Santa Clara, who located in 1849 on land that is now the site of that village. He was of English ancestry. His father, Reuben, and two uncles, Zachariah and Isaac Chandler, were among the Pilgrim Fathers who landed from the Mayflower on Plymouth Rock. He was born in Concord, Vermont, in 1788, where he was reared. When twenty-four years of age he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he engaged in the mercantile business until 1830, when he removed to Jacksonville, Illinois, where he was in business until he came to California in 1849. When he located in Santa Clara, he was for a number of years engaged in hotel-keeping, and accumulated considerable property in Santa Clara, and also at Half-Moon Bay, and on the Santa Cruz Mountains. He died at Santa Clara, September, 1872. Mrs. Chandler, nee Aveline Austin, is the daughter of Owen and Sarah (Camron) Austin. She was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but was reared in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newport, Kentucky. She was married in Cincinnati, in 1824, where she lived with her husband and reared a large family. In 1853 she endured all the hardships incident to traveling over the plains, to join her husband in California, who had preceded her four years. Mrs. Chandler is one of the noblest of women, whose many friends extol her for her inestimable qualities. Her Christian fortitude has borne her up when tried with trouble. Of her eleven children, nine grew to maturity, and two died in infancy. Those living are: Mrs. Martha A. Whittle, of Santa Cruz, California; Mrs. Emmarilla T. Jenkins, of Santa Clara; William A.; Mrs. Susannah J. Morgan, of Santa Cruz; Mrs. Mary L. Wilson, of Los Angeles; and Mrs. Julia C. Hicks, of Santa Clara. John L. died at Santa Clara, February 3, 1864, aged twenty-seven years; Eliza, wife of B. F. Whipple, died at the same place, January 5, 1875, aged forty-four years; and Albert D., at Menlo Park, September 18, 1879, aged thirty-two years. Mrs. Chandler is a member of the Santa Clara Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated.
- Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy
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