From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 586-587


Morris L. Chandler is a native of Perryville, Madison Co., N. Y., born Sept. 12, 1818, a son of Simeon and Temperance (Post) Chandler.  On his twelfth birthday the family were on Lake Erie, en route to their new home in Hartland Township, Huron Co., Ohio, where his father purchased a tract of heavily timbered land.  The family comprised six children-- Samantha, deceased, married H. Burnett; Morris L., Orrin P., Jerome, now of Montana; Enos and Thomas, of La Crosse, Wis.  When Morris L. was twenty-one years of age he left home and located near Coldwater, Mich., where he remained twelve years.  In 1851 he came to Steuben County and purchased the farm in Clear Lake Township where he now lives.  He has been uniformly successful in all his business transactions and has acquired a competency for his declining years.  He is an affable, courteous gentleman, and has been a useful and influential member of society.  He was married in 1842 to Mary J. McMillan, a native of New York, who moved with her parents to Coldwater, Mich., in an early day.  But one of their four chidren is living-- Mary A., now Mrs. Wilson Teeters.  Mrs. Chandler died and in 1857 Mr. Chandler married Lavina, daughter of Wilson and Sophia (Smith) Teeters.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli