CHANDLEE, Benjamin, son of William Chandlee, of Kilmore, in the county of
Kildare, Ireland, came to Philadelphia, and learned the trade of a clock
and watchmaker with Abel Cottey, whose daughter Sarah he married,
3,25,1710, and about 1715 settled on a tract of land in Nottingham which
had belonged to her father. There he built a smithy and made brass
cow-bells, then much needed. In 1741 they sold the property and removed to
Wilmington, where he died about 1745.
The children of Benjamin and Sarah were Mary, m. to Neal McCaskey;
Cottey, d. 10,9,1807, aged ninety-four years, 5 months, 21 days; William,
m. Mary Elgar; Benjamin, m. in 1750, Mary, daughter of Goldsmith Edward
Folwell, of Wilmington. He settled in the village at Brick Meeting, and
with his brother Cottey manufactured clocks, compasses, etc.