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Chatterton, Charles W.

Born: 1815-XX-XX New York

Died: 1862-09-XX Indian Territory

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

By 1840, Chatterton, a silversmith, had settled in Springfield, Illinois, where he operated a jewelry and silverware store. In 1842, his brother George entered the firm, which was operated as C. W. Chatterton & Brother until March 1849, when George bought Charles' interest in the business. In 1852, Chatterton married Elizabeth Miles. In 1860, he ran an express office and sold insurance in Springfield and he owned $4,000 worth of real estate. In March 1862, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Chatterton as agent to the Cherokee Indian Agency; Chatterton died later that year.

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 14 August 1840, 3:4; 28 October 1842, 2:7; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 30 March 1849, 3:1, 3:3; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Menard County, 11 February 1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 232-33; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 12 October 1860, 4:2; 10 September 1862, 3:2; Appointment of Charles W. Chatterton as Indian Agent for the Cherokee.