Annis Chandler1

#2071, (24 March 1689 - 31 July 1792)
Relationship5th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas Chandler Jr1 (1664 - 1737)
Mother*Mary Peters1 (c 1668 - 1753)

Family 1

Josiah Johnson b. 1683, d. 1727
Children 1.Annis Johnson+9 (1712 - 1792)
 2.Lieut. David Johnson+10 (1715 - 1799)
 3.Mary Johnson+11 (1719 - 1793)
 4.Josiah1 Johnson11 (1722 - 1724)
 5.Isaac Johnson+12 (1724 - c 1790)
 6.Josiah Johnson Jr+13 (1726 - )

Family 2

Benjamin Robbins b. 1684
Her married name was Johnson. 
Her married name was Robbins. 
Birth*24 March 1689She was born on 24 March 1689 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.1 
Marriage*19 June 1711She married Josiah Johnson, son of Thomas Johnson and Mary Holt, on 19 June 1711 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.2 
May 1725She and Josiah Johnson removed to Lancaster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG, in May 1725.3 
before July 1726She and Josiah Johnson were members of the Church of Christ in First Church of Christ, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.4 
Probate24 October 1728She was the administrator of Josiah Johnson's estate on 24 October 1728 at Worcester Co., MassachusettsG; d. intestate.5 
Marriage*12 July 1733She married Benjamin Robbins, son of George Robbins and Alice _____, on 12 July 1733 at Harvard, Worcester Co., MassachusettsG.6,7 
Death*31 July 1792She died on 31 July 1792 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG, at age 103.8 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849: Volume I Births (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), p. 94.
  2. [S718] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849: Volume II Marriages and Deaths (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), p. 200, Josiah Johnson and Annoss Chandler, marr. June 19, 1711, intentions also recorded.
  3. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Johnson Genealogy: Records of the Descendants of John Johnson of Ipswich and Andover, Mass. 1695 - 1892 (North Greenfield, Wisconsin: self-published, 1892), "In May 1725, they removed to Lancaster and settled in that part of the town which afterwards became Harvard, where he died Oct. 15, 1727." p. 17.
  4. [S1050] Henry S. Nourse, editor, Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643–1850 (Clinton, Mass.: W. J. Coulter, 1890), p. 278. "July, 3d. [Baptized] Josiah Son of Josiah Johnson he having owned the Covenant & his Wife being a member of Mr Barnard's Church in Andover."
  5. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, Johnson Genealogy, pp. 17-18:
    The following is a copy, verbatim et literatim, from the Probate Records of Middlesex Co., Mass., of the inventory of Josiah Johnson's estate.
    "The inventory of the estate of Josiah Johnson, late of Lancaster deceased intestate, taken by us the subscribers, January 12, 1728.
    The Homestead containing about one hundred and forty acres with the Buildings, 578£ 0s
    To Twenty acres of out land on the west side of ye River, 10£
    To Twenty-four acres lying at the Brook Medow, 12£ 0
    To one White Hors, 6£ 0s
    To one Brown Hors, 8£ 0s
    To one Dun Hors, 10£ 0s
    To two paier of oxen, one paier at 12£, ye other 10£, 22£ 0s
    To one paier of steers, 9£ 0s
    To 3 cowes, on at 3£ 10s, ye other 4£ each, 11£ 10s
    To three yong heffers at 3£ 0s
    To eight sheep, 2£ 8s
    To four swine, 2£ 0s
    To wareing apparril, 8£ 12s
    To the best Bed and furniture, 13£ 5s
    To the second Bed, 8£ 0s
    To the third Bed, 3£ 0s
    To Chars and Lumber, 3£ 6s
    To Hors Furniture, 2£ 0s
    To fire arm and Sword, 4£ 0s
    To Puter, Iron and Brass, 5£ 8s
    To Cart and Chans and Utensels for Husbandry, 12£ 10s
    To meet Corn an Cyder, 11£ 10s
    Flax and Wool, 1£ 0s
    The Sum total, 746£ 9s"
    John Willard, Hezekiah Willard, John Wright, Apprizers.
    Sworn before Jas. Cambridge, Oct. 24, 1728.
    Anness Johnson Administratrix on ye estate of ye dec'd within named exhibited ye within written Inventory on Oath.
    Jona. Remington, Jd. Prob.

    In the following July the same appraisers made a division of his Real Estate and gave a description of it by lots and bounds and the following entry was made in the Probate Records in relation thereto.
    "At a Court of Probate holden at Camb'e in the County of Middlesex by the Hon'ble Jonathan Remington, Esq., Judge, on the 31st day of July A.D. 1738, the foregoing apprizement and distribution of the real estate of Josiah Johnson, late of Harvard in the County of Worcester, Deceased Intestate, is accepted and the real estate aforesaid (save what is therein set off to Annes Robbins for her Dower) so order'd and assigned unto deceased's eldest son, David Johnson his heirs and assigns forever: He the said David or his assignee Joseph Temple paying as is hereinafter mentioned.
    Accordingly the said David is ordered to pay the charges of this settlement amounting, (in one way and another) to £21-8-0 and to pay to the other children of the said Intestate, viz. Annes, Mary, Isaac, and Josiah, each the sum of twenty-nine pounds and eight pence (with lawful interest from the first day of May last) the said Annes and Mary's shares to be paid them in one year from the date of these presents, and the said Isaac and Josiah's shares to be paid them on or before the 31st day of July in the year 1740."
    S. Danfobth, Reg'r.
  6. [S1251] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Billerica Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908), p. 206. Benjamin Robbins, of Westford, and Ann (Annis, int.) Johnson, in Westford, 12 Jul 1733.
  7. [S173] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, Index, online, Annis Johnson and Benjamin Robbins; marr. 12 Jul 1733, Harvard, Worchester Co. MA. Source: FHL Film # 0903680.
  8. [S1504] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Mass.: Franklin P. Rice, 1907), p. 179. Wid. Anes, d. 31 Jul 1792; also citing gravestone record, Center Burial Ground, "Annis, wid. Joshua, in 80th year."
  9. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover I, p. 233, as dau., without her given name.
  10. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover I, p. 226.
  11. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover I, p. 229.
  12. [S719] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover I, p. 227.
  13. [S1050] Henry S. Nourse, Birth, Marriage and Death Register of Lancaster, Mass., p. 52.