ELIZABETH MARGARET CHANDLER was born near Wilmington, Delaware, in 1807. She was of Quaker extraction. Miss Chandler was first brought into notice by a poem entitled "The Slave Ship," written when she was eighteen, and for which she obtained a prize. She resided then, and till 1830, in Philadelphia. At that time she went into Lenawee county, Michigan, where she died in 1834. Her memoirs and writings have been published since her death.