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Re: William M Chronister's father?
Posted by: Mary Lou Reed (ID *****7798) Date: February 11, 2005 at 08:21:48
In Reply to: Re: William M Chronister's father? by Peggy Reeves of 599

Hi Peggy, Good to hear from you too. Thanks for cluing me in on the spelling of Margaret's name. I have turned up a few new things. However they are not written in stone. If William J Chronister is the man who is married to Victoria in the 1910 Census Casa TWP, Perry County Arkansas, then he was not living in Moreland at that time. There is a Bill Chronister buried in Casa Cemetery that I had a gal lookup for me in Perry County , The two Cemetery books she had, stated that Bill Chronister died in 1911. Debra had told me there were several notations of William J. Chronister in the Civil and Chancery Court proceedings, however some were dated after 1911 to 1922, how could this be? So I started searching the Census again and found William J. Chronister, wife Ursula, sons Berlin or Bertin and William M. in the 1910 Census Morelan Twp, Pope County, AR. Again in the 1920 Census IllinoisTwp, Pope County Ark., Will J. Chronister with wife Ersie and sons Berlon, Dodson and daughter Kathleen, He was shown living with his father William and mother Margaret in the1900 Census. His employment has always been shown as merchant or manager. I think he is the one in the Civil and Chancery Court proceedings and am in the process of having a search of some of the records done by the Assistant Research librarian in Russelville. It will be a while before I get them because she works part time and we are just starting the process. It is possible that the Wm J Chronister who was a witness to Reuben P. Vaughan's signature in 1912 was the son of Margaret. I agree with you that the search for William M. is very difficult because he did not use his middle initial. He was also a merchant according to the census. Now that we have another William J. Chronister it is even more interesting.
Another thing of interest that I have in my possesion is some copies of papers that I got in the Russelville Library in the late 90's when I was just starting on my genealogy journey. I don't know who wrote the lists but under the date of 1850 Azariah and his family were listed and William M was listed as a son. Also in the cemetery book with William M Chronister listed his father was listed as Azariah. I still can't help but wonder if William J. Chronister and William M. Chronister have been mixed up. That is why I have sent out the message about William M Chronister, hoping that more people will get involved in this dialogue.
Mary Lou


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