Farish C. Chandler family papers

Farish C. Chandler family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Chandler, Farish C., Sr.
Title: Farish C. Chandler family papers
Dates: circa 1784-1918
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3415

Biographical/Historical Note

Farish C. Chandler, Sr. graduated from the University of Georgia in 1915 and served as a colonel in the United States Army during World War I. He was the father of Lt. Farish C. Chandler, Jr. and the brother of Isaac V. Chandler (UGA class of 1925).

Sarah Gilliam Williamson lived in Georgia during the Revolutionary War. The daughter of William Gilliam and Mary Jarrett, she married Micajah Williamson, who became a Lieutenant-Colonel. Many battles took place in the Williamsons' neighborhood in Wilkes County, and Sarah often found herself nursing her husband back to health when he was injured. In the meantime, she managed their plantation, supplied the army, and made clothes for her husband and their children and slaves.--Adapted from Revolutionary Reader by Sophie Lee Foster.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of mimeograph copies of information regarding the life of Sarah Gilliam Williamson during the Revolutionary War and letters from Col. F.C. Chandler to his younger brother Isaac V. Chandler (and two other correspondents identified only by their first names, Vivian and Otis) concerning his service in World War I. There are letters from Fort Collins, France, Chattanooga (Tennessee), Bristol (Virginia), and from his active service with the American Expeditionary Force and the British Expeditionary Force. Also included is a DVD recording of a 64th anniversary celebration of D-Day in Normandy, France. F. C. Chandler, Jr. attended the ceremony as a guest of the United States Air Force.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Chandler, Farish C., Sr. -- Correspondence
Chandler, Isaac V. -- Correspondence
Families of military personnel--United States--Correspondence.
Great Britain. Army. British Expeditionary Force.
Mimeograph copies.
Plantation overseers--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
Plantation owners--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
United States--History--1901-1953.
United States. Army. -- Officers--Correspondence
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae--Correspondence
Williamson, Sarah Gilliam
Women plantation owners--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
Women--Georgia--Wilkes County--Biography.
World War, 1914-1918--United States.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Anniversaries, etc.--France--Normandy

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Farish C. Chandler family papers, circa 1784-1918. MS 3415. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogy, Biographical Information - Chandler Family
2Genealogy - Jarrett/Jarratt Family
3Genealogy - Ramsay Family
4Genealogy - Reid Family
5Biographical Information - Sarah Margaret Willins
6Army Service Material - Farish C. Chandler
21Old Family Letters 1863-1928 (photocopies only), 1863-1928
2Correspondence, 1886-1902
3Correspondence, 1917-1919
4Correspondence, 1922-1943
5Correspondence, 1944 January
6Correspondence, 1944 February
7Correspondence, 1944 March-June
8Correspondence, 1944 July
9Correspondence, 1944 August
10Correspondence, 1944 September
11Correspondence, 1944 October
12Correspondence, 1944 November
13Correspondence, 1944 December + no date
14Correspondence, 1945 January-February
15Correspondence, 1945 March
31Correspondence, 1945 April-November
2Correspondence, 1947-1949
3Correspondence, 1950-54
4Correspondence, 1955-1956
5Correspondence, 1957-1959
6Correspondence, 1960-1968
7Correspondence, 1969-1979
8Correspondence, undated
9Empty Envelopes
11Writings - "My Experience in the World War," by Farish C. Chandler, Sr.
12Printed Material
14Media - DVD: "Hap's War" Farish C. Chandler, Jr.