Chandler Family Tree

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Chris's ideas about his ancestry and lineage unsurprisingly differ greatly from what is known to be true.

What Chris Actually Believes

This Chandler Family Tree includes pets and people Chris imagines to be related to him:

      Ancient leader                 Anne Boleyn,
          of the                   Queen of England──────Mary Boleyn
       Cherokee Clan                      │
             │                           ???
             │                            │
             │                      Richard Weston,1st Earl of Portland
            ???                           │
             │                           ???
             │                            │
             │                    Daniel Weston
             │                            │
           Robert              Jean      ???
          Franklin-----------Holloman     │
         Chandler Sr.   │    Chandler     ├────────────────────────────────────┬─────────┬─────────────────────┐
                        │                 │                                    │         │                     │
    Patricia          Robert           Barbara          Jack    Ran        Corrina    Harriett     Tom      Raymond
    Chandler---------Franklin------------Anne-----------Dale or Coleman     Weston     Ashby-----Ashby      WestonChandler Jr.Weston    │   Smithey    Yeatts                                         │
   ┌───────────┤            ┌─────┴─────┐        │                                                             │
   │           │            │           │        │                                                             │
 David       Carol     Christopher     cats     Cole                                                        Jonathan
 Alan       Suzanne       Weston               Smithey                                                       Carey
Chandler    Chandler     Chandler
   │                        │
   │                  ┌─────┴─────┬───────────┬───────────┬───────────┐
   │                  │           │           │           │           │
Savannah            Patti      Crystal     Sonichu-----Rosechu     Reginald
Chandler           Chandler     WestonChandler
                               Chandler             │
                                              │           │           │
                                            Cerah     Christine     Robbie

Poké Family Tree

Poké Family Tree
Poké Family Tree

Chris naturally drew his family tree in the form of Pokémon. He gives pilgrim hats to those on the Weston side and feathered headdresses to those on the Chandler side, both in reference to the extremely dubious tales of Chris's heritage.

Below is a transcription with the format Name / Date of Birth / Description / Culture and Pokemon.

Top row
Row 2
Row 3
  • Carrie Edna Weston / ? / ? / English Pilgrim Clefairy
  • Joseph Otto Weston / ? / ? / English Pilgrim Haunter
  • Jean Holloman Chandler / ? / ? / Native American Vulpix
  • Robert F. Chandler Sr. / ? / ? / Native American Farfetch’d
Row 4
  • Victoria Wynn / ? / ? / English Pilgrim Victreebell
  • Robert Wynn / ? / ? / English Pilgrim Fearow
  • ? / ? / ? / English Pilgrim Missingno
  • ? / ? / ? / English Pilgrim Dugtrio
  • Frances Holloman / ? / ? / Native American Jynx
  • J Holloman / ? / ? / Native American Porygon
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Jigglypuff
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Sandslash
Row 5
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Missingno
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Exeggutor
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Missingno
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Kadabra
Bottom row
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Missingno
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Hitmonlee
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Nidorina
  • ? / ? / ? / Native American Persian

Actual family tree

Basic ancestry of Chris is depicted in this tree.

Imaginary people removed:

Harvey Powers updated family tree.gif

A full-sized family tree going back many generations can be viewed here[1][2][3][4].

Notable ancestors

In chronological order from most to least recent death, Chris' notable ancestors are:

Robert Wynn

Barbara's maternal grandfather Robert Pettis Wynn (17 Nov 1877 - 20 Jan 1952) was allegedly a two-timing drunk and moonshiner who "failed to provide even the most basic support for his wife and children".[5] In his death certificate, his profession is given as tobacco farmer.[6]

Joseph Chandler

At least one of Chris's ancestors is known to have fought for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Joseph Chandler (14 April 1832 - 1921) of Autauga County, Alabama, Chris's great-great-grandfather along his paternal line, enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private in 1862 and was paroled in 1865 after the conclusion of the war. He was part of the unit 38th Alabama Infantry Regiment during his time in the war.[7][8] Joseph's professions after the war were shoemaker, herbalist and a farmer.[9] When questioned about his family's military history, Chris denied that his father's ancestors had fought for the Confederacy, although, oddly enough, he conceded that his mother's ancestors may have done so.[10]

Joseph also had a younger brother Edmund (1835 - 1865, Chris's great-great-granduncle), who also fought for the Confederacy in the war at Camp of Instruction, Talladega, Alabama, but died as a result during the war in 1865.[11] Joseph's two younger sons John (1876 - 1932) and Rufus (1880 - 1832), both passed away on March 21, 1932 in Chilton County area, presumably from the 1932 Deep South tornado outbreak.[12][13]

Francis Weston

Francis Weston Sr. (Feb 1793 - 19 March 1836) was an English-born immigrant to the United States. He is Barbara's great-great-grandfather along her paternal line, making him Chris's maternal great-great-great-grandfather.

Born in Derbyshire, he had immigrated to Ohio by the 1820s, marrying Grace "Gracy" Weston (née Moore) in 1821, also an English-born immigrant from Derbyshire. They had six children, the oldest being Mary Ann Weston in 1825 and the youngest Joseph Edward "John" Weston in July 1836,[14][15] all in Augusta Township. Through Joseph, Francis's surname would be carried on to Barbara, which, in turn, would serve as the basis for our hero's middle name.[16] Francis would pass away at age 43, 4 months before his youngest son Joseph was born on March 1836.

In a later pseudo-historical account of events by Barbara and Chris, Francis is replaced by a certain Daniel Weston. Unlike the historical Francis Weston, Daniel Weston travelled to North America in 1620 (a whole 2 centuries earlier than Francis), and has the honor of being of a descendant of Anne Boleyn (whose only daughter died childless).

John Chandler and Elizabeth Lupo

Although there is no evidence that his mother's ancestors were on board the Mayflower, Chris's paternal ancestors were among the first settlers of his home state of Virginia. Chris's direct male ancestor John Chandler (c. 1600-1657), a native of London, was an early settler of Jamestown, Virginia, arriving in 1610, ten years before the Mayflower.[17] John married the widow Elizabeth Lupo (née Bassano), a member of the illustrious Bassano family of musicians who had been recruited from Venice by King Henry VIII to serve in his court (some have claimed that the Bassanos were of Jewish origin, but the jury is out). The Chandler family migrated southwest over the generations, passing through North Carolina and Georgia before settling in Alabama, Bob's home state.

John Chandler is the fifth great-grandfather of the Confederate veteran Joseph Chandler mentioned above, and the ninth great-grandfather of Chris.

Edward, Thomas Palmer & Thomas Overbury

Thanks to John Chandler's grandson's wife Elizabeth Palmer, Chris's 7th great-grandmother, some Christorians did research about her ancestors. Chris has three known ancestors, two of which are Chris descendent of, and other is distantly related.[18][19][20]

Chris is a descendant of his 10th great-grandfather Edward Palmer from Gloucestershire, England, a gentleman with antiquarian interests who was known for his extensive collections such as Roman coins and is best remembered for purchasing the then unnamed Garrett Island in colony of Virginia (now Maryland) for his plan of establishing university at the island.[21]

Edward had a son whom Chris is also descendant from. Thomas Palmer settled at Jamestown, Virginia on a boat Tyger with his wife Joan Jordan and 11 years old daughter Priscilla in November 1621. Shortly after their arrival at Jamestown, the Palmers were nearly killed by the Powhatans during the Indian massacre of 1622, but survived by living in Jordan's Journey shelter residence. Thomas was a captain in command of a company of militia from Shirley Hundred Island and was a member of House of Burgesses at Jamestown on October 16, 1629.[22]

Perhaps notably, Thomas was a first cousin of poet and essayist Thomas Overbury through his father's sister Mary Palmer and her husband Nicholas Overbury. Overbury was known for his poem, A Wife, and a victim of murder by poisoning which led to a scandalous trial.[23]

Hugh and Isabel Bardolf

How Chris is related to Anne Boleyn.

Hugh Bardolf (1259 - c. 1304) and Isabel Bardolf (born Isabel Aguillon; c. 1258 - 1323), Chris' 19th great-grandparents, were a medieval English couple who married in 1281. According to a Redditor's Wikitree research in 2022, they are Chris' most recent shared ancestors with Anne Boleyn (albeit on his father's side, not his mother's): they gave birth to Thomas (Boleyn's 6th great-grandfather) in 1282, Margery around 1283, William in 1284, and Nicola (Chris' 18th great-grandmother) around 1294. This means that, although Chris is not descended from Anne Boleyn, he is indeed a distant relative. This is hardly surprising, as all humans are relatives of each other of varying distance.[24][25]

In addition to being the source of Chris's distant connection with Anne Boleyn, Hugh Bardolf was the first nobleman of Baron Bardolf, a noble title in the Peerage of England. His wife Isabel was a member of the Aguillon family (of French origin), who were feudal landowners in England. Isabel's father, Sir Robert Aguillon (c. 1220s - 1286), was a Sheriff of Surrey & Sussex County and a keeper of two castles in both counties.

Hugh Bardolf's descendants unite with those of John Chandler in 1700, when Robert Chandler (John's grandson, 1659 - c. 1720) and his wife Elizabeth Palmer (Hugh's 10th great-granddaughter, b. 1664) give birth to Joseph Chandler (11 Aug 1700 - 11 Oct 1764), Chris' 6th great-grandparent, in New Kent, Virginia.

A stark contrast can be observed in the fact that Hugh's first child is the ancestor of prestigious nobility (namely an Anne Boleyn and actual queen of England, Elizabeth I), while Hugh's fourth and last child is the ancestor of our infamous protagonist. content

In January 2017, a distant relative of Chris posted images to Kiwi Farms, on various documents relating to the Chandler family, acquired from[26]

Bob is apparently an only child, however Barbara has five deceased siblings and several more living ones.
Most of Chris's ancestors were farmers, doing tasks that Chris would find back breaking.
Chris, from what I gathered, is not 1/16 Cherokian. He is however 1/16 British and 1/8 French Canadian.
His great great grandparent's from Northern Ireland.

The "Northern Irish" ancestor was Chris's great-great-grandmother Mary Weston (née McClintic, 31 Oct 1834 - 25 Dec 1910). Mary was born in the town of Omagh (whose name means "the virgin plain" in Gaelic) in County Tyrone, in what is today Northern Ireland. She came to the United States between 1840 and 1850, likely as a result of the Irish Potato Famine.[27] She settled in Augusta, Ohio, where she married Joseph "John" Edward Weston, Chris's great-great-grandfather, in 1858, who was also from Augusta. Both later settled in Clarksville, Virginia.[28]

The "French Canadian" ancestor was Chris's great-grandmother Sarah Jane Weston (née Hamilton, Apr 1867 - 25 Jan 1938), who was born in Huntingdon, Quebec and came to Virginia with her family during the 1870s.[29][30] Although the majority of Quebeckers speak French, her surname and the fact that she was born in a predominantly English-speaking part of Quebec suggest that she belonged to the province's English-speaking minority. Moreover, her paternal and maternal grandparents were all born in Scotland, making her of entirely Scottish descent.[31][32] Sarah is Chris's most recent immigrant ancestor.

See also


  1. Bob's Ancestors
  2. Bob's Immediate Family
  3. Chris's Maternal Grandmother
  4. One of Chris's Maternal Uncles by Marriage
  7. A Kiwi Farms post with a record of Joseph Chandler
  10. Jail Letter - 25 May 2022
  14. Joseph (listed as Edward Weston) with his three older siblings and mother Gracy in 1850 census)
  15. Gracy Weston (Joseph's mother) in 1860 census with her son Francis