John Thomas Chancellor1

M, b. 23 June 1920, d. 2 October 1987
     John Thomas Chancellor was also known as J.T.1 He was born on 23 June 1920 at Texas.1 He was the son of Thomas Young Chancellor and Alice Emma Unknown.1 He began military service after 1941 at USA.1 He died on 2 October 1987 at USA at age 67.1 He was buried after 2 October 1987 at Freestone County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S173] Cemeteries of Texas, online http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/…).

King R Chancellor1

M, b. 11 February 1830, d. 24 November 1912
     King R Chancellor was born on 11 February 1830 at Alabama.1,2 He was the son of Ruben Chancellor and Mary Unknown.1 He began military service circa 1861 CSA.2 He died on 24 November 1912 at USA at age 82.2 He was buried after 24 November 1912 at Freestone County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1860 US Census, Freestone County, TX, Pg 46, accessed 6 May 2012.
  2. [S173] Cemeteries of Texas, online http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/…).

King W.G. Chancellor1

M, b. 1872, d. 1893
     King W.G. Chancellor was born in 1872 at Texas.1 He was the son of Daniel Jackson Chancellor and Elizabeth Ellen Unknown.1 He died in 1893 at USA.1 He was buried after 1893 at Freestone County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S173] Cemeteries of Texas, online http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/…).

King William Chancellor1

M, b. 7 October 1924, d. 8 April 1994
     King William Chancellor was born on 7 October 1924 at USA.1 He was the son of George Elliott Chancellor and Onie Ordella Unknown.1 He died on 8 April 1994 at USA at age 69.1

Citations

  1. [S173] Cemeteries of Texas, online http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/…).

Lelia V. Chancellor1

F, b. circa 1874
     Lelia V. Chancellor was born circa 1874 at Freestone County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of George H. Chancellor and Louisiana Virginia Wells.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1880 US Census, Freestone County, TX, JP 1 ED 51, Pg 36D, accessed 6 May 2012.

Martha M. Chancellor

F, b. circa 1843, d. 14 March 1916
     Martha M. Chancellor also went by the name of Mattie.1 She was born circa 1843 at Alabama. She was the daughter of Ruben Chancellor and Mary Unknown. She married Tom Smith after 1860 at Texas.1 She died on 14 March 1916 at USA.1 She was buried after 14 March 1916 at Freestone County, Texas.1

Citations

  1. [S173] Cemeteries of Texas, online http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/…).

Mary E. Chancellor1

F, b. circa 1869
     Mary E. Chancellor was born circa 1869 at Freestone County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of George H. Chancellor and Louisiana Virginia Wells.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1880 US Census, Freestone County, TX, JP 1 ED 51, Pg 36D, accessed 6 May 2012.

Mary F. Chancellor1

F, b. 11 October 1832, d. 2 December 1912
     Mary F. Chancellor was born on 11 October 1832 at Alabama.1,2 She was the daughter of Ruben Chancellor and Mary Unknown.1 She married Unknown Logan after 1850 at USA.2 She died on 2 December 1912 at USA at age 80.2 She was buried after 2 December 1912 at Freestone County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1850 US Census, Wilcox County, AL, Pg 336, accessed 6 May 2012.
  2. [S173] Cemeteries of Texas, online http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/…).

Ruben Chancellor1

M, b. 29 September 1802, d. 9 September 1870
     Ruben Chancellor was born on 29 September 1802 at South Carolina.1,2 He married Mary Unknown before 1830 at USA.1 He died on 9 September 1870 at Freestone County, Texas, at age 67.2 He was buried after 9 September 1870 at Freestone County, Texas.2 Chancellor Union Cemetery
Historical Marker Text

Reuben and Mary Chancellor moved to Texas from Wilcox County, Alabama in the 1850s with their ten children and eleven slaves. They settled on 576 acres in the rural community known as Brown's Creek. The Chancellor family donated four and one-half acres of land for church, education and burial purposes. The regular Predestinarian Primitive Baptist Church was organized in 1854. The church structure also served as a school and a community center, and was the site of many gatherings for area residents. The Chancellor Union Cemetery was established here. The earliest marked grave is that of an infant child of J. B. and Sarah Chancellor Lee in 1857. A separate section of the cemetery was dedicated to the former slaves. The earliest marked grave in that section is that of John E. Ingram in 1915. Among the 90 marked and unmarked graves are four generations of Chancellors, pioneer settlers to the area, many infant burials, and veterans of the Civil War and world War II. The Chancellor Union Cemetery continues to serve the vicinity as it has for more than 140 years and is maintained by an active association of descendants of people that are buried here.

1996

location: from Fairfield take FM 488 1.7 mi. NE to fm 2570, go east 1.3 mi., then 3.2 mi. east on Park rd. 3285 to small gravel road on left just before entrance to Fairfield Lake State Recreational Area.3

Children of Ruben Chancellor and Mary Unknown

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1860 US Census, Freestone County, TX, Pg 46, accessed 6 May 2012.
  2. [S173] Cemeteries of Texas, online http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Freestone/cemetery/…).
  3. [S172] HistoricTexas.net, online http://www.historictexas.net/, Chancellor Union Cemetery, Freestone County, TX, accessed 6 May 2012 (http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/3c/2f/…).
  4. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1850 US Census, Wilcox County, AL, Pg 336, accessed 6 May 2012.

Sarah H. Chancellor1

F, b. circa 1836
     Sarah H. Chancellor was born circa 1836 at Alabama.1 She was the daughter of Ruben Chancellor and Mary Unknown.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, 1850 US Census, Wilcox County, AL, Pg 336, accessed 6 May 2012.