|W. H. Chatterton
Born January 17, 1812
|W. H. CHATTERTON, farmer, Clay Twp., Sec. 20; P.O. Onslow; was born in Rutland Co., Vt., January 17, 1812. He married first wife, Miss M. Boote, in Middlebury, Vt., in June, 1838; immediately after their marriage, they removed to Clinton Co., N.Y., where they resided until 1868, when they emigrated to this (Jones) county; his first wife died in Beekmantown, N.Y.; he married his present wife, Huldah E. Humphrey, in Addison, Vt.; of the children by the first marriage, there is one living—Henry P.; he was Corporal during the war of the rebellion in the 118th N.Y.V.I., and the record of that regiment shows that he was a good soldier; he married Miss Alice Humphrey, and resides in Hale Township, this county; by Mr. Chatterton's second marriage there are three children—Allen S., Hiram L. and Royal W.; Mrs. Chatterton's children by her first husband, Mr. Humphrey, are two—Alice (now the wife of Henry P. Chatterton), Josephine (the wife of L. J. Richards, a leading merchant at Wyoming, this county.) Mr. C, and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which church he is an active and influential worker; in politics, he is a Republican. He has been elected to various offices, and has taken a leading part in public affairs. Owns a well-improved farm of about one hundred acres, finely located.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 702.
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