Joseph Ripley Chandler1

#23287, (22 August 1792 - 10 July 1880)

Family 1

Mary R _____ b. s 1790, d. 1832
Children 1.Marine T W Chandler9 (c 1819 - 1868)
 2.John B Chandler10 (1822 - 1910)
 3.Joseph S Chandler9 (c 1835 - 1863)

Family 2

Maria Holton b. c 1801, d. 1884
Child 1.William H Chandler11,9 (c 1837 - )
Burial*He was buried at New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1 
Birth*22 August 1792He was born on 22 August 1792 at Kingston, Massachusetts.1 
Marriage*He married Mary R _____.2 
Marriage*after 1832He married Maria Holton, daughter of Robert Holton and Mary Wiseman, after 1832.3 
6 August 1850He and Maria Holton appeared on the census of 6 August 1850 at South Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (nei. Joseph and Mina Roach, fam. 567.)4 
22 April 1864He gave security for the administration of the estate of John G Whelan.5 
18 June 1870He and Maria Holton appeared on the census of 18 June 1870 at 10th Ward, 28th District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.6 
7 April 1880He left a will on 7 April 1880.7 
4 June 1880He and Maria Holton appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at 155 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.8 
Death*10 July 1880He died on 10 July 1880 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 87.1 
Obituary12 July 1880Obituary for Joseph Ripley Chandler was published on 12 July 1880.9


  1. [S635] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, online, "Joseph Ripley Chandler, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kingston, Mass., August 22, 1792; attended the common schools; engaged in commercial work in Boston; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1815; founded a young ladies’ seminary; editor of the United States Gazette 1822-1847; member of the Philadelphia city council 1832-1848; member of the State constitutional convention in 1837; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; appointed by President Buchanan as Minister to the Two Sicilies and served from June 15, 1858, to November 15, 1860; president of the board of directors of Girard College; interested in prison reform and was a delegate to the International Prison Congress held at London in 1872; died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 10, 1880; interment in New Cathedral Cemetery."
  2. [S2053] The Evening Post, New York, N. Y.
  3. [S1582] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, online, Film 4047768, img. 174/556. Registration of Deaths 1884, sh. 169. Mary Chandler, b. Phila, res. 417 So. 6, wid.; d. 15 Apr; physician W Biddle Gilman; bur. Philanthropie [sic]. [Register is printed "1884" and film leader has "1884" but has the date of death indexed as 15 Apr 1885]
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph R (56), b. MA, gentleman; Maria (50), b. MA [sic] [John B not named].
  5. [S1666] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, index and images, online, Philadelphia, Will File 688, Book 76, p. 72, estate of John G Whelan. Will dated 22 Apr 1864, giving all to wife Rebecca M Whelan; appoints wife Rebecca and Joseph H Roach executors; witn. Eli R Price and W Moylan Lansdale. Security given 12 Oct 1872 by Joseph H Roche of Riverton NJ, Joseph R Chandler of 155 N. 10th St., and Edward S Clarke of 712 Spruce St. Affirmation of witn. 5 Jan 1876 [sic]. Inventory of goods and chattels, 26 Oct 1872, principally stocks (railroads) and bonds, $16,456.47.
  6. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Jos. R (78), b. MA, ret. paper editor, real estate value $12,000, personal estate $90,000; Maria (68), b. MD, keeping house.
  7. [S1812] The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa.
  8. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph R (87), b. and parents b. MA, retired editor; Maria (78), b. and parents b. MD, house keeper.
  9. [S2052] The Times, Philadelphia, Pa.
  10. [S1570] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963/1964/1966: File No. 127803, Reg. No. 30722, img. 1113/2740. James B Chandler, marr., b. PA 25 Jul 1820 [sic], son of Jos. R, b. MA, and Mary Ward, b. N.E.; d. 20 Dec 1910, 143 No 15th St., age 90, chro. myocardial degeneration; inf. F Z Ziegler, res. 143 N 15th St.; cremation 23 Dec 1910, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, online
  11. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.