The Final Illness of Judge Daniel G. Candler
The Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., Saturday, October 8, 1887 Gainesville, October 7-Judge Daniel G. Candler, father of Congressman [Allen D.] Candler, who was stricken with paralysis a few days ago is still lying in critical condition and little hope is entertained of for his recovery.
Judge Candler during the war was captain of the famous company known as the Banks County Guards and it was his intention to accompany the remnants of that gallant band to the Piedmont Exposition on the 19th instant.
The many friends of Judge Candler join in hope that he will rally and that his life may be spared many years yet.
Note: Daniel Gill Candler, born Columbia County, Ga., February 22, 1812 to Daniel Candler and Sarah Slaughter Candler, died October 14, 1887 at Gainesville, Ga., and was buried at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville. His wife, Nancy C. Mathews Candler, born Georgia Feb. 23, 1815, to Allen Mathews and Margaret Elton Mathews, died in Banks county, Ga., September 25, 1869 of "spasmatic contraction of the bowels" and was buried at the Homer Presbyterian Church cemetery in Homer, Ga. Following the death of her husband, Nancy C. Chandler's remains were disinterred and reburied alongside her husband's grave at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Among their children were: 1. Allen D. Candler (11-04-1834 to 10-26-1910) who enlisted in Co. H 34th Georgia Regiment from Banks County. Allen D. Candler rose to the rank of Colonel in the Confederate States Army, was a graduate of Mercer University (1859), a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia (1873-1880), Senator (1878-1880), Member of Congress (1883-1891), Secretary of State (1894-1898), Governor of Georgia (1898-1902) and Compiler of the State Records (1902-1901)
2. Elizabeth Anthony Candler (05-06-1839 to 09-07-1876) married Memory C. Little, son of James M. Little and Louisa Headen, in Banks County on January 03, 1865.
Source: Bible records of Daniel Gill Candler and biographical records of Allen Daniel Candler.
Compiled 2005 by Jacqueline King