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Edward Zenes Chilson
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1845
Shanghai City
Warren County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1924
Mercer County
Illinois, USA

Son of William O. and Harriet Abigail (Potter) Chilson. Aug. 7th, 1862, he enlisted in Co. E 102nd Regiment, Ill., Infantry. He remained in the service until the close of the Civil War and took part in the grand review, in Washington City in 1865. He took part in 16 battles. He was in the ranks with Gen. Sherman in his famous march to the sea.

On Dec 18, 1866, he married Maggie Gilbert, and to this union were born five children: Mrs. Minnie Boyer (b. 1867) and Mrs. Lillie Green (b. 1869), both of whom preceded him in death; Ella M. (b. 1873); William "Willie" Henry (b. 1877); and Anna E. (b. 1882). In 1869 the family moved to Shawnee county, Kansas, where Edward Chilson grew fruits and vegetables (especially sweet potatoes), and remained there until 1889, when they removed to Viola, Ill., which has since been their home.

Mr. Chilson and his entire family united with the Baptist church at Silver Lake, Kansas in 1887. When they returned to Viola they became regular attendants of the Methodist church, where he became teacher of the men's bible class for 26 years.
Family links: 
  William Otis Chilson (1820 - 1876)
  Harriett Abigail Potter Chilson (1822 - 1871)
  Mary Margaret Y Gilbert Chilson (1847 - 1904)*
  Ermina Savilla Chilson Boyer (1867 - 1920)*
  Lilly Mae Chilson Green (1870 - 1907)*
  Ella Minnie Chilson (1873 - 1946)*
  William Harrison Chilson (1877 - 1962)*
  Anna E Chilson (1881 - 1957)*
  Julia Ann Chilson Simms (1843 - 1929)*
  Edward Zenes Chilson (1845 - 1924)
  Nancy Ellen Chilson Ramsey (1846 - 1926)*
  Alexander S. Chilson (1849 - 1850)*
  Melvina Minerva Chilson Anderson (1851 - 1922)*
  Mary E. Chilson Megnin (1853 - 1879)*
  Clarrinda Angelica Chilson Simms (1855 - 1941)*
  Adna Chilson (1858 - 1946)*
  Warren D. Chilson (1861 - 1938)*
  Emma Chilson Foy (1865 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Viola Cemetery
Mercer County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 61, Sec Old
Maintained by: Graveyard Walker
Originally Created by: Nancy
Record added: Jul 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20690882
Edward Zenes Chilson
Added by: Janet Dunlap
Edward Zenes Chilson
Added by: Janet Dunlap
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- Graveyard Walker
 Added: Jul. 28, 2010

- Nancy
 Added: Jul. 6, 2008

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