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William Daniel Chronister. When he was young they moved to prsent day Ripley County, Missouri. In or about 1841 when he was 16 the family moved to Newton and Jasper County, Missouri where William's older brother John had moved. It appears that Daniel died there some time in the 1840's and in about 184 William and his older brother James moved back to eastern Missouri where they settled in Logan Township of Reynolds County not far from where they grew up in Ripley County.
In 1861 William enlisted in the Confederate Army and served four years during the Civil War. William's older brother James seerved in the Union Army in Arkansas . In 1865 at the end of the war William was imprisoned in Jacksonport, Arkansas where he was later paroled on 6/5/1865 and reeturned to his family in Reynolds County, Missouri. A couple of years later he moved to Current River Township of Shannon County, Missouri where his second wife Sarah died during the 1870's. William was married for the third time to Malinda who was born in 7/1832. William spent the rest of his life there in Shannon County and died in 1913 at the age of 89.
CTF #760 - Shannon County 19, P.O. Deslet. William C. Chronister at age 89 applied for pension as an ex Confederate soldier October 15, 1913.
This makes the land records jive. Daniel or William Daniel Chronister was the father and he was partners with three other people on 80 ac. of land.
This land was in Township 28 North and Range 2 West. One of the partners was John Chilton(Father of John J chilton who wrote the newspaper articles).
This land was just barely in Shannon county and on the East side of Currant River and not far from John Chilton property.
The two sons patented land in Reynolds County and closer to Ellington(Barnesville) and near each other. T 29N R1W
William Duncan Chronister - Our subject - in Clady's - Married three times
And his older brother James
I think the person that wrote the history above probably assumed W.D. Chronister was imprisoned because it said he was paroled. All the soldiers that surrendered were paroled.