In light of both these efforts, Ms. Sampson has asked me to publish a petition demanding that the SCV and UDC discontinue the practice of placing a Confederate flag and Iron Cross in front of Silas’s gravestone.
Petition to Remove the Confederate Flag and Iron Cross Permanently From the Grave of Silas Chandler
We, the descendants of Silas Chandler view placing the Confederate flag and Iron Cross on the grave of Silas Chandler a great insult to Silas and all of his descendants. As of this day July 29, 2008, we are asking the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and Daughters of the Confederacy to CEASE AND DESIST from placing any objects on the grave of Silas Chandler. This grave is private property and to trespass would be in violation of the wishes of the descendants listed on this petition.
LINEAGE OF SILAS CHANDLER
Lucy Chandler Glenn (deceased 03-04-2011 at 107 years old)
Great Grandsons: John L. Glenn Jr., Jimmie L. Chandler, George E. Chandler, Cyril Lang Chandler, George J. Duckett, Phillip Duckett
Great Grandaughters: Sara Chandler Wims, Myra Chandler Sampson, Mozell Duckett
Great Great Grandaughters: Sharon Chandler Harris, Joyce Wims, Angela Wims Hurd, Cheryl Wims, JoAnn Sampson Welch, Lynn M. Gardner Greene, Janice Malone, Dorothy Malone, Velma Malone, Ayana Ducket, Ngina Duckett, Dawn Duckett Anaiscourt, Cheryl Chandler Harris, Nicole Chandler McNairy, Gwen Chandler
Great Great Grandsons: Jervis Chandler, Alexander Glenn, John B. Sampson, Mark A. Sampson, Barry Chandler Williams, Jaime A. Williams, Andrew Foster Williams, Brian A. Wims, Levi Greene, Corey Malone
Great Great Great Grandsons: Raphael Newsome, Travius Chandler, Le3Lee Greene
Great Great Great Granddaughters: Amber Harris, Whitney Chandler, Fuchsia Newsome, Brandye Lee, Sydney Chandler
Great Great Great Great Grandsons: Tyrone Chandler, Van Robert Chandler Sr
Great Great Great Great Granddaughters: Colondra Chandler, LaNise Chandler
Great Great Great Great Great Grandsons: Van Robert Chandler Jr., Dezmon Chandler
Great Great Great Great Great Grandaughters: Lakeisha Chandler, Alexcia Peart, Tylecia Chandler