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Milton Alex Chamness
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1826
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1900
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

Son of Edith Lamb and William Chamness. 1m to Asenath C. Rich on 07 Aug 1858. 2m to Mrs. Asenath Cox on 06 Aug 1863.

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas

MILTON CHAMNESS, farmer. Section 33. Township 19. Range 11 east, P. O. Emporia, was born in Randolph County, N. C., September 26, 1826. He was raised upon a farm and when twenty-three years of age removed to Parke County, Ind., where he remained eight years. He came to Kansas in the spring of 1856, and in the fall of that year took a claim of 160 acres on Dry Creek, about three-miles southwest of Emporia, which he commenced at once to improve and upon which he has continued since to reside. He has since purchased 320 acres south of and adjoining his original farm, eighty acres of unimproved land in Pike Township, and he also owns 120 acres of unimproved land in Pike Township. He has built a commodious residence, large barn and other necessary farm buildings. His principal crop is corn. He also raises some cattle and hogs. He is a member of the Society of Friends. August 7, 1858, he married Miss Asenath C. Rich, of Hamilton County, Ind., by which marriage he has two children - Al and Lester. She died October 18, 1862, and August 6, 1863, he married Mrs. Asenath Cox, of Pike Township. The latter died January 10, 1883.

Emporia Weekly Republican, Thursday, October 25, 1900; p.3, c.5

Death of Milton Chamness

Milton Chamness, who has lived on his farm south of town since 1856, died this morning at 2:15 of senile decay. Mr. Chamness was born in North Carolina 74 years and one month ago. He was one of the sturdy Quaker stock which settled here in the early days and who so worthily lent their influence and their lives to the upbuilding of the community. He leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his death.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. the interment being made at the Friends cemetery east of town. [Cemetery is west of town] 
Family links: 
  Asenath C. Rich Chamness (1837 - 1862)
  Asenath Cox Chamness (1824 - 1883)
  Mary Chamness (1835 - 1906)
  Ai Chamness (1859 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Cottonwood Cemetery
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Oct 24, 2012
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Milton Alex Chamness
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