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Andrew Chidester

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Rockport, Pike, Illinois, United States
Death: February 13, 1892 (59-67)
Washington, Arkansas, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, Arkansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Chidester and Rachel Chidester
Husband of Delilah Chidester
Father of Orpha Ella Smith
Brother of William Chiddister

Managed by: Devon Joy Lewis
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About Andrew Chidester

Andrew Chidester (First_Last) Regiment Name 137 Illinois Infantry (100 Days, 1864) Side Union Company B Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt. Alternate Name Notes Film Number M539 roll 15 UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS 137th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864) Organized at Camp Wood, Qulncy, Ill., and mustered in for 100 days June 5, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., June 9. Attached to 4th Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee. Transferred to 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, July 9. Assigned to guard and picket duty at and about Memphis till September. Repulse of Forrest's attack on Memphis August 21. Mustered out September 4, 1864. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 17 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 50.

ANDREW CHIDESTER: 1865, July 25; Declaration for Invalid Pension; State of IL, County of Adams;On this 25 day of July 1865, personally appeared before me, a Clerk of a Court of Record, in the County and State aforesaid, Andrew Chidester aged 36 years, a resident of Columbus, County of Adams in the State of Illinois who,being duly sworn, declares that he is the identical Andrew Chidester who enlisted in the services of the United States at Columbus in the State of Illinois on the 17 day of May 1864, as a Private in Company B commanded by Capt. John W. Smith, in the 137 Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers in the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged on the 20th day of May 1865.That while he was in the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty, on or about the 7th day of March in the year of our Lord 1865, he was attacked with diarrhea, while on board a steamboat on the Alabama River, being a prisoner of war, in the hands of the enemy, having been captured in action, & in the line of duty at Memphis, Tenn, Aug 21st 1864, - said diarrhea continuing until exchange and discharge, and becoming chronic, continuing until the present time.

He makes this application for a pension, provided by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862 --- etc. My Post Office address is Andrew Chidester,Columbus , Adams Co, IL. Signed -- Andrew Chidester (Sworn 25 day of July1865, Signed Alexander Johnson, Official Signature).

Hi Paul: Say I found some more info on Andrew Chidester married to Delliah,didn't know if you had it or not but I checked the site out online and he was listed also as a private in the 137th Infantry - Co. Band, residence was Columbus and Rank or Enlistment May 10, 1864 was musteredout May 17, 1865, POW but you probably knew this though, just thought I'd pass it along.I've been trying to find more info on Samuel and Dellilah and children but no luck as of yet.I was surprised to find on your note on Samuel listed as "Chilchester", if he is the Samuel, then that probably means another spelling change to add to our list. Wow! that list sure is growing.Hope you had a great weekend and lots of luck on your searching,I'll keep searching myself.

From what you were saying about your familytree records, sure hope you have someone to take care of it later on, sure would hate for all of your good work to disappear. I sure need to find someone to take care of my stuff but don't know yet since there isn't anybody in my family that's interested for they'd just through it away right now. Anyway-Will stay in touch and have a good one! Barb Oh! thanks again for your input and info, do appreciate it. Barbara Chidester, Monday, February 18, 2002.


This file was compiled from the Bureau of Land Management
land records and includes Homestead and Cash Entry Patents
before 1908 for what is now Washington Co, AR.

L Name F Name MI Sec No T R Acres Date Warrant Name Remarks CHESHER JOHN B 10 14N 32W 160 1860/02/01 CHIDESTER ALBERT 13 16N 29W 80 1889/12/31 CHIDESTER ANDREW 12 16N 29W 0 1890/06/28 CHIDESTER ANDREW 13 16N 29W 120 1890/06/28

1860 Chitister, Andrew Age: 29 Gender: M Race: W Birthplace: IL State: Illinois County: PIKE Locale: BARRY TWP Series: M653 Roll: 219 Part: 1 Page: 782 Chitister, Andrew age 29 farm labor IL

// Delila age 29 housework OH
// Albert age 4 IL
// Samuel age 1 IL

Andrew Chidester found in: 1870-Census Microfilm Records: Illinois, 1870 Age: 39 Gender: M Race: W Birthplace: IL State: Illinois County: HANCOCK Locale: PRAIRIE TWP Series: M593 Roll: 227 Part: 1 Page: 287A Chidester Andrew age 39 farmer IL

// Delilah age 37 keeping house Ohio
// Albert age 14 farm laborer IL
// Orpha E age 9 IL
// John age 8 IL
// Andrew age 5 IL
// Oscar age 2 IL
// Nora age 3/12 IL

1880-Census Andrew CHIDESTER1 Self M Male W 48 IL Farmer --- DE

Deila CHIDESTER2 Wife M Female W 44 OH Keeping House PA PA


Source Information:
Census Place Goshen, Washington, Arkansas
Family History Library Film 1254058
NA Film Number T9-0058
Page Number 660A

---------------------------------------- 1880-Census Dewitt C. HALE Self M Male W 39 AR Farmer TN TN

Rebba M. HALE Wife M Female W 31 AR Keeping House TN MO
Albert CHIDESTER Son Male W 24 IL Farming IL OH
Ellen CHIDESTER Dau Female W 18 IL At Home IL OH
John CHIDESTER Son Male W 16 IL Farming IL OH
Auston CHIDESTER Son S Male W 10 IL IL OH
Olive CHIDESTER Dau S Female W 8 IL IL OH
Dela CHIDESTER1 Dau Female W 6 IL IL OH
Elssia CHIDESTER Dau S Female W 1 AR IL OH


Source Information:
Census Place Goshen, Washington, Arkansas
Family History Library Film 1254058
NA Film Number T9-0058
Page Number 559D

NOTE: on census sheet family is together 1880-Arkansas, WASHINGTON, Roll 58 Book 1, Page 560a-Goshen ---------------------------------- 1900 census, Goshen Twp. Washington Co., AR 5 June. Chitester, Delila Jan 1844 ae 54 widow had 5 ch. 5 living B Ohio f & m b, PA. John Nov 1864 ae 35 single b. IL f. b IL m b. OH farm Ulissis Apr 1879 single b. AR farm

Andrew Chidester Birth: 1830 Death: 1890


Round Mountain Cemetery Goshen Washington County Arkansas, USA

Record added: Feb 10 2002

By: R.S. Highbargin


CHIDESTER, Andrew 1830 1890 Delila 1830 1913 Oscar 1871 1890 Emma Dec 9, 1885 Jan 22, 1902 Betty 1934 1937 Elmer 1887 1965

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Andrew Chidester's Timeline

Rockport, Pike, Illinois, United States
Age 17
Adams, Illinois, United States
February 13, 1892
Age 63
Washington, Arkansas, United States
Washington, Arkansas, United States