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Son, married at Christ church, July 10, 1712, Ann Bowater, daughter of John and Frances Bowater, of Middletown township, Chester Co. He was a shoemaker by trade and owned one hundred acres of land in London Grove township, Chester county, to which he removed in 1722. He died in 1746, leaving several children. His son William was born March 1, 1717, and was a farmer by occupation. He married at London Grove Friends' Meeting house, in 1756, Rebecca Allen, daughter of John and Amy Allen, of London Grove. William died February 28, 1795, leaving children. His son Allen was born in London Grove, October 31, 1759; he too was a farmer and a militiaman in the war of the Revolution. He married May 13, 1789, at London Grove Friends' Meeting house, Sarah Pyle, daughter of Joseph and Alice Pyle, and died December 24, 1837, leaving children: Joseph, William, Allen, Jr., James and Hanna. Allen, Jr., was born in London Grove, July 12, 1798, was the father of the subject of this sketch. He married May 25, 1820, Mary, daughter of Dr. David and Mary Potts Eaton.
The Eaton family came from Dolan, Radnorshire, Wales, and settled on the Pennypack creek, in Lower Dublin township, Philadelphia county, in 1686. John Eaton and Joan, his wife, with children: Joseph, John and George, helped to organize the Pennypack church, the first and oldest Baptist church in Pennsylvania.
John and Joan both died in Newcastle county, Del., in 1717. Their son Joseph, born in Wales, August 25, 1679, married March 17, 1724, in Montgomery township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, Urie Humphry. He was ordained to preach at Montgomery in 1721, and organized the New Britain Baptist church, in Bucks county, in 1740. He died
at Montgomery, April 1, 1749. He left a large family. His son Isaac was born in 1776, and was educated at Southampton, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and was there licensed to preach. He married Rebecca Stout, daughter of David and Ann Stout, of Burlington county, New Jersey, and moved to Hopewell, same State, where in 1756 he opened the first Baptist academy in America, for the education of youth for the ministry. From it sprung up Brown University at Providence, Rhode Island. He died July 4, 1772. His son, Dr. David Eaton, born October 21, 1762, married October 21, 1784, Mary Potts, daughter of William and Amy Borden Potts, of Bordentown, New Jersey. He died August 13, 1813.
His daughter, Mary Eaton, married Allen Chandler, Jr., as mentioned above. Their son, Isaac Eaton Chandler, the subject of this sketch, was born July 26, 1824. He married April 11, 1857, Katherine Fritz (sister of the late George Fritz), of Highland township, Chester county, Pennsylvania. Their children were: George Allen Chandler, of Bethlehem, born September 8, 1858, married December 27, 1881, Florence M. White, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Their children were—Gertrude, born March 29, 1883; Allen, born June 18, 1885; George F., born May 30, 1888; David E., born November 20, 1890, died September 6, 1891, and Daniel T, born July 13, 1892. The second of this family was Mary Gertrude Chandler, born July 17, 1860, married December, 1885, Axel Sablin, of Sparrow's Point, Md. Their children were Robert, born June 2, 1889, and Ellen F., born Feb. 21, 1895.
HARRY A. SHOEMAKER, ex-Prothonotary of Cambria county, is a son of Edward and Mary (Hanson) Shoemaker, and