Clifton Eugene Chancellor was born on November 10, 1920 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
He was the youngest child of John Woodard Chancellor born March 31, 1879 and Ella Rebecca Chancellor born April 28, 1879.
John and Ella had eight children: James Woodie born on May 27, 1899 Clarissa Estelle born on August 31, 1901 Alma born on September 18, 1903 Martha Carrie Lee born ca. 1906 George Archie born on April 5, 1908 Annie Lou born ca. 1912 Woodrow born on September 22, 1913 Clifton born on November 10, 1920.
His reports describe him as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He stood five feet and eight and a half inches tall and weighed 159 pounds.
His father John owned a lumber company, Chancellor Lumber Company. His family owned the property at 3300 Hardy Street. This location, most likely the location of his father’s business, is now packed with restaurants, stores, and office spaces. The Chancellor's home was located on Highway 49. His family also attended a Baptist church in Hattiesburg.