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 David Avery Chatfield

David Avery Chatfield

Birth
Middlefield, Geauga County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Sep 1864 (aged 18)
Pilot Township, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA
Burial Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot N1/220, Sec 7, Grave 1
Memorial ID 33848517 · View Source
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2nd of 7 children of NATHAN STODDARD CHATFIELD & MARGARET PRUDENTIA HERRICK


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THE CHATFIELD STORY
"David was born in Middlefield, Ohio, on November 13, 1845, shortly before Texas was admitted as the 28th state under James Polk's administration. David was almost 17 years old when Edward [his older brother serving in the Union Army] departed for war. It was David who had to shoulder his older brother's farm responsibilities, the "new right arm" to his father. Funny, bright, impulsive, and adored by his family, David died in September 1864 while Edward was still in prison. The details of his death have remained obscured by the absence of records. So, we can only speculate as to the cause, disease most likely. Both cholera and typhoid fever were rampant at the time. If not taken by disease, David may have died in a farm accident, another common cause. Although Edward encouraged David to enlist at the age of 18, there is no record of David's having done so, and there is no military marker at his grave site in Kankakee's Mound Grove Cemetery. Unless an obituary or other record turns up, David's death will remain a mystery."
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Source: THE CHATFIELD STORY, Terry & Margaret (Chatfield) McCarty, Georgetown, Texas, www.chatfieldstory.com


Gravesite Details Died at age 18

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  • Created by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Added: 14 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33848517
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Avery Chatfield (13 Nov 1845–18 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33848517, citing Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Clemens Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .