R. H. CHILTON was born in Lancaster Co., Va., ca 1841/43.  He served as a Lieutenant in the 40th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War.  He married Miss ELLA SANFORD DUNAWAY on 25 Jan 1866.  The couple had one child, a girl named LILLY who was born ca 1868.

   The family moved west to Lincoln County, Washington and purchased 640 acres near the town of Sprague.

   According to letters written between 20 Oct 1889 and 7 April 1892, Robert H. Chilton was Treasurer of Lincoln County and farmed his land outside of town.  His wife worked in the Treasurer's office on a part-time basis.

   Sometime after April 1892, the Chilton's moved to Pendleton, Oregon, where Ella Chilton was living in 1915. 



Submitted to the WAGenWeb by Elise Chilton Payne, 

March 1,2004

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