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Incidents in the Life of Chastie Ellen Covington Chamberlain
By Reta E. Chamberlain Carroll

Mother was born in Washington, Washington County, Utah March 5, 1867. She was the second child of John Thomas Covington and Johannah Lundblad Covington. Before she as two years old the family moved to Beaver, Utah. Another daughter, Mary Emily was born there. Within the next two years they moved to Adamsville, Beaver County, Utah, where they made their home. When Chastie was twelve years of age she went to live with her Grandmother Lundblad at Beaver, Utah. Chastie was hoarse most of the time during the cold winter months and therefore could not attend school regularly. She spent many pleasant hours watching her grandmother weave carpet. She was swinging on the gate when the soldiers passed with John D. Lee, taking him to Mountain Meadows for execution.

Sometime during the winter of 1879 the family moved to Orderville, Utah and joined the United Order. Each family had a home or rooms of their own but the community ate together in one large room. Chastie was chosen to help, with a number of other girls, to wait on the tables. In early spring she and her friends would often arise at dawn and gather wild flowers from the hillsides to decorate the breakfast tables. Usually the prettiest buds were kept to deck the hair of the lovely little waitresses. Among names mentioned as her best friends at that time were Lovina Carroll and Ellen Meeks. She helped care for the family because her mother was crippled with rheumatism. She enjoyed listening to her father play the violin. He played for most of the dances then.

Chastie’s father’s work in the Order was usually with the sheep. He herded on the Kiabab Mountains and several times was called to settle disputes with the Indians.

It was the custom then for girls to be married young. It was also an honor to be chosen by a polygamist because most of them were the best managers and the most respected men of the town. They were also living their religion as they had been commanded.

One young unmarried man asked Chastie to marry him but she did not care for him and wouldn’t promise. He went away to work and before he returned she was married. She became the fifth wife of Thomas Chamberlain, October 26, 1883 in the St. George Temple, St. George, Utah. The wedding trip was made with team and wagon. On their return, Thomas took her to live with his mother, a sweet little lady who lived at the Factory Farm six miles up the canyon above Orderville, where several of the other families lived. Soon after, she went to share the home of Ella, Thomas’ first wife. Ella and Chastie agreed very well. They never had a cross word between them. Chastie and Ella’s oldest child, Elsie, who was then just a little girl, spent many happy hours together. Chastie was only sixteen years older and they were very companionable. Elsie wanted so much to learn to sing and Mother had a good voice. During their long walks together she taught Elsie to sing.
Life was not all fun though. The United Order woolen factory was situated on the Factory farm and the people living there worked in it. There they made yarn and cloth with which to clothe the people belonging to the Order. Chastie did her share and learned to spin the wool and to weave the cloth.

Her first baby, a boy, was born September 2, 1886, at the Factory Farm. A mid-wife, Harriet Bowers came from Orderville to take care of her. The joy she had with her new son would have been quite complete had it not been for the ‘Deps’. That was the nickname given the U.S. Marshalls who were sent out by the government to ‘get’ the men who were living in polygamy. Many incidents have been told of how the men kept away from the Deps. One day Chastie was ironing when the signal was given to hide. She started out the back door to go and hide in the nearby hills when she saw the Deps climb out of their black topped buggy at the front of the house. Fearing she could not make it without attracting their attention and implicating the others she returned to her ironing. She had barely tossed her sun bonnet in the corner and picked up the iron when the Deps came to the back door. They asked several questions. Her answers were very short. One of them finally said, “Are you Thomas Chamberlain’s daughter”? She answered with plenty of spirit, “No Sir, I’m not.” The Deps left, never even noticing the sleeping baby in the one corner of the room. These persecutions kept up for a number of years. When her second boy, Hans (named for his grandfather Lundblad), was six months old her husband had to serve a six months term in the penitentiary for practicing polygamy. Her father was in the same jail at the same time for the same reason. It was the only time in the life of either man that he had to serve time for any reason.

Sometime during the early years of Chastie’s married life the United Order at Orderville was discontinued on the advice of the Church Presidency. Before that time Thomas had been holding important church offices. He continued to do so throughout the rest of his life, both in church and civic affairs. Chastie and the other wives acted as hostesses on many occasions to high Church officials during that time.
In addition to the regular work of caring for a home and babies, Chastie found time to work in the Factory, make soap, braid straw and fashion the children’s hats. She also knitted the stockings for the family, made all of their other clothing except shoes, which were made at the Tannery of the United Order. The women of those days even made the lye they used by burning the roots of the yucca plant, putting the ashes in a barrel and covering them with water. The lye would soon settle to the bottom and could be drained out through a hole in the bottom of the barrel. The water used at the homes of the Factory Farm had to be carried from the lake ditch or the spring.

Chastie’ third baby, a boy, named Arthur was born at Lake Farm of Factory Farm. The seam in the roof of his mouth hadn’t grown together. This made it impossible for him to nurse and almost impossible to take any nourishment at all. The parents took him to Salt Lake City for an operation when he was eight and one half months old. The trip had to be made with a team and buggy. It required two weeks. The baby died before they reached Circleville on the return trip.

Chastie then moved to Orderville. The last seven of her children were born there. Not in one house, however. It seemed to her lot to move a great deal. Four different houses in Orderville were the birthplaces of those seven children. When, Hugh, the fourth child was eight years old they learned definitely that there was a very grave cause for his apparent languidness. He had a leakage of the heart. During the next eight years of his life he was a constant care and worry, though he tried not to add to the many tasks mother had to do.

Mark, the fifth child was born on Christmas night. That was without doubt the most precious Christmas gift this mother ever received. The boys were rather pleased when the next baby came because this time it was a girl. They gave her the name of Reta Ellen. The seventh child was also a girl, Chastie Vilate. She died when she was eight and one half years old. Heber Lamar then Leola came next; he in 1904 and she in 1907. In the meantime Chastie’s mother had passed away and after her sisters all married the youngest brother Heber came to make his home with her.

Conference time in those days was one never to be forgotten. Some weeks before the time appointed, the house cleaning would begin. Every room must be scoured from one corner to the others. The rag carpets had to be taken up, new straw put under them and then the awful stretching began. The last few days were spent in doing extra cooking for the company coming. Conference lasted two days. People from all the surrounding towns came Friday and stayed until Monday because the trip had to be made with teams and wagons or buggies. Mother’s house was always filled to the bursting point and then extra guests came for dinners. She always mad 12 pies Friday morning and usually had to make more before the week end was over. She could always find room for one more person and everyone was welcome.

Harvest time was always such a busy time at our house. Mother canned fruit for use at the sheep and cow camps as well as for the use of her family. One year she filled one forty gallon barrel with peach preserves and one with pear. It was mad with molasses instead of sugar. There was the corn husking to be seen to, also the bed ticks to be filled with fresh new corn husks, ready for winter. New wool socks to be knitted. There was not time for a mother to loaf. The children were always kept busy too, made to feel that they all must help. Often one or more children from other branches of the family stayed at Chastie’s home to help with the farm work or just for a visit. Once when Elsie was staying for a while Gypsies came to the home. John and Elsie decided to have their fortunes told. Elsie was told that she would have a large family and John was to have but two children, and die young and rich. That fortune teller must have missed her calling for Elsie has but two children and John has a large family, is still living and is past sixty.

Thomas bought the Carey fruit farm at Provo Bench, now Orem. Ella and Laura, his two first wives went to the farm to cook and care for the children from all branches of the family who went to work on the farm or attend the Brigham Young University in the winters. Mark went the first year from Chastie’s family.

For several years Chastie lived at Factory Farm most of the time, returning to her home in Orderville for a month or two of the most severe winter weather. One year the threshing was not completed until Christmas. Another time snow fell before the large crop of apples were gathered. Most of the apples were saved, but oh how cold the hands and feet of the pickers became and how weary the mother was. She had to superintend the work as well as cooking and caring for the babies.
Another time when the older boys were in their early teens a heavy snow storm caught the family unprepared. Father was away and the wood was very low. The snow kept piling up until it covered the fences and reached the eves of the slopping roof at the back of the house. The boys with the help of their mother dug trails to the barn to tend the stock and gather up what they could find for fuel. Several days passed and no help could get to them. When the wood was almost gone the two older boys decided they would have to get to the hills nearby and somehow get a tree to burn. They took a horse to help break trail and drag the wood back. It was a long, hard task and they finally came back with a good-sized limb from a green tree. Mother decided some piece of furniture would have to be burned to keep the green wood burning. Furniture was not easy to get in those days, but her precious children must be warmed at any cost. The fire was kindled and the fuel supply was almost exhausted when help arrived. Father knew how low his wood supply was and how badly he was needed. He had been fighting the storm for days to get back to his wife and children. Chastie’s father was with him and they had a few large pieces of precious wood with them.
Thomas hired Mr. & Mrs. Lane Hodges, Mormon converts from the Southern States to stay at the Factory Farm to take care of things. Chastie then spent her summers at Current Canyon Dairy Ranch. She made butter and cheese to sell and supply the large family. Butter sold for ten cents per pound and cheese for twelve and one half cents per pound. The boys in their early teens did the milking with help from Chastie. Very often one boy from another branch of the family came to help during summer. It was usually Lloyd or Leo. They and Mark did most of the milking. Hans was the cowboy and spent most of the summer on the range looking after the dry stock. John had married Amelia Heaton of Orderville on May 30, 1906. They spent most of the first year at Factory Farm.
Thomas let Howard, one of the oldest sons, have Chastie’s home in Orderville and she lived in the old Order Seed House while her new home was being built. The best carpenters in the country were hired to build the new house. Thomas and the boys did all they could to help. Chastie was so pleased with her new home. It was a large bungalow type, made of native lumber. It contained a large living room (parlor then), large dining room, a kitchen, three bedrooms, a pantry, bath and two porches. Ours was the first bathroom in town.

During this time Hugh’s health was growing steadily worse. Many nights were sleepless for both he and his mother. In June 1906 Leola took pneumonia and for two weeks she hovered between life and death. Hugh was very ill at the time also and no one could please him but his mother. Kind neighbors and friends came to help with the work and help care for the sick. At last the baby, Leola, was better but Hugh didn’t improve. After another winter of intense suffering he died March 15, 1909.
Ours was always a deeply religious family. The parents were glad to send Hans to the Murdock Academy at Beaver Utah to take a missionary course. The winter he was there he tried to break himself of the candy eating habit. When he’d feel that he had to have candy he would put away a dime or quarter. When he returned home in the spring he bought mother a dinner set with the candy money he had saved. He was always thoughtful of mother in those days, trying to fix up the house and make things easier for her. Once he persuaded her to go out of town for a few days visit. While she was gone he had gas lights installed in her house. On another of those rare occasions when Mother was away Hans bought a set of new dining chairs for her. The others have helped in many ways too to make life more pleasant.

One incident that occurred while we were living at Current Canyon I shall never forget. Hans and a friend of his, Howard Spencer were planning a deer hunt. That was before the government and state laws prohibited deer hunting except at given times. We’d eaten supper and were sitting around the table. Appreciating the fact that we had a visitor Hans excused himself and went outside to clean his teeth. Our talk was interrupted by his request to “listen”! We could hear a baby calf bawling as if it were in terrible pain, the sounds kept growing fainter and fainter. Howdy said, “I’ll bet it’s a bear”! The two boys grabbed their guns and ran, scarcely hearing Mother’s plea to be careful. We could hear the cattle running down from the canyon pasture to the corral. Mother went to open the gate. You can bet we children were right behind her. It was a clear moonlit night, the trees and shrubbery grew thick making large shadows. We waited, hardly daring to breathe, until a shot rang out on the clear night air. We children fully expected the boys to come back dragging some huge animal, and were rather disappointed when they returned without it. The shadows were so thick and dark they had wisely decided not to venture past the pasture gate until morning. They had shot to frighten the animal away. All thoughts of the deer hunt were forgotten. At day break next morning the boys began the bear hunt, for it proved to be a large grisly that had attacked and killed one calf and slapped another one taking the flesh and skin from its side. Men from town came and hunted but “Mr. Grisly” was too smart for them. He met his Waterloo some time later at a ranch about fifty miles from ours. We were all rather nervous for a while after that.

One day Father came up to the ranch. He looked at Mother and said, “What makes you look so different today; you look older or something?” Mother began to wonder what was wrong with her, then he told her she was a grandmother. John and wife had a baby girl.

The last summer spent at Current Canyon was hard on Mother. She was expecting a baby in October. Pregnancy had never made much difference in her work, but this time she over did. During the latter part of the summer she became suddenly very ill in the night. Mark, who was then about fifteen was the oldest member of the family home. There was no phone, no car, and the horses were somewhere loose in the pasture. Mark was plenty frightened. He climbed the mountain west of the house and aroused Israel and Lloyd, brothers, who were at the sheep camp. Israel stayed with Mother because he was older and could be more help there. Lloyd and Mark ran three miles to the Factory Farm for help. Someone went from there to Glendale and brought back a mid-wife, Mrs. Rachel Jolly. Mother got some better, but it was thought best for her to move to town. She had to spend the remaining months in bed. It was harvest time, but Hans came from the round-up and helped with the work both in the house and the fields.

With so large a family, there were plenty to catch contagious diseases. That fall Lamar had scarlet fever quite badly. He had recovered, the house had been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and the flag taken down just one week when Leola came down with the same disease. She was very ill. Ella, the first wife of Thomas Chamberlain came to help and it was during this troublesome time that Robert, the fifty-fifth and last child of the Thomas Chamberlain family was born.

It was no surprise to the family when Hans was called to fill a two year mission in the Central States Mission. They were proud to have him go to represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Thomas enjoyed his family so much he decided to have reunions to bring them all together. At first they were held on his birthday at the old home, Factory Farm, for one day. Once we held a three day celebration. Eighty-five members were present. We had contests in racing, swimming, jumping, horse show pitching, basketball, singing, reciting, and storytelling. The third day of our reunion we all went to Orderville and challenged the town. The day was spent in sports of all kinds and at night a free dance was given to everyone, during which a “Grand March” was given, led by our Father and his wives with only members of the family participating. At intermission the Chamberlains gave a program, the most interesting numbers being several songs by Father of our large and happy family. His favorite song, “Shun the Broad Road”, was one of the songs he sang.

Mother always had cake, pie, or something in the pantry, especially on dance nights. We young folks always visited the pantry before going to bed. It was expected. Mother loved to give big dinners. One Christmas we served the Covington Family Christmas day and the Chamberlain Family Christmas night. She and I loved it.

Mark was married Sept. 16, 1915 in the St. George Temple, to Sally Heaton, a sister of John’s wife.

On June 28, 1917 Hans was married to Mercy Blackburn of Orderville, a very talented pianist and seamstress.

When the United States entered the World War No. 1; ten sons of Thomas Chamberlain were of draft age. Three of them were called and another volunteered. Hans’ first son was born a very short time before he sailed to France.

Three months before her son was sent into active service, Chastie and the four other wives of Thomas Chamberlain who were then living, had to say good bye to their husband. He died March 17, 1918 at Kanab, Utah, after an illness of several years having suffered from diabetes.
Now added to the worry of having a son in the armed forces, Chastie was left with the entire responsibility of raising four small children.
I, Reta, was married September 26, 1918 to Edward Giles Carroll of Orderville, in the St. George Temple, at St. George, Utah.

The winter of 1919 and 1920 the dread disease the “Flu” swept our part of the country. As soon as Chastie’s three small children were well enough to go to their married brothers and sisters, she went to car for her brother John Covington and his family. They were all very ill. They lost three grown children in two weeks. A short time after, a baby boy was born to them.

Leola married Delbert Brinkerhoff of Glendale, Utah August 25, 1923 at Kanab, Utah.

Chastie homesteaded land at Mineral, next to some her son, Mark, was proving up on. It was hard for her to stay on the homestead and leave her two boys in town to work. Only the thought of having more property to help them out kept her there nine months of each year for three years.

On October 14, 1925, John’s wife Amelia died of pneumonia. She left seven children, the youngest just one year old. When their home burned down three years later it was to Mother’s home they were taken and made welcome, until they could build again. Those motherless children have been just as dear to her as any of her own.

On his nineteenth birthday, October 24, 1929, her youngest son, Robert was married to Lasca Hamblin of Kanab, Utah. The next spring he was working as an oiler on a rock crusher for the state road construction company, when his hand was crushed so badly it had to be taken off. How her heart ached for him as she tried to help him through the suffering, both mental and physical, for he was very sensitive.

Lamar married January 24, 1931, a girl who was teaching school in Orderville. She was Margie Talbot of Oak City, Millard County, Utah.
Mother has always longed to travel but limited means and so many responsibilities had prevented her from taking many trips. Occasionally she went to Salt Lake or St. George with one of the boys or to visit her married daughters who had moved away from the home town. During the summer of 1939 she accompanied her niece Chastie Esplin on a trip to Kirtland, New Mexico to visit relatives. They went by bus. It was the first real pleasure trip of any distance. She and Chastie had been next door neighbors for several years and gained so much enjoyment from each other’s company.

Mother felt it her duty as well as her pleasure to help whenever there was sickness among her family or folks. She was present at the birth, or shortly after, of every grandchild, helping with the work and the nursing. Whenever there were broken bones or contagious diseases or epidemics, Grandma was on hand to help. She worked as hard as any of her children until she was passed seventy, then her health began to fail her fast. She had probably not been very well for some time but she was never one to complain or think of herself. She had gone to Beaver to attend the funeral services of her half-sister, Lydia, home and to Junction to see her youngest daughter Leola. She didn’t stop to rest. It seemed she didn’t have time to do all of the things she felt she must. She returned from Leola’s only to come to Fillmore to help me, Reta. She had been there about three weeks, mending, helping make quilts and rugs and she had insisted that the pig be butchered so that she could help care for the meat and grease while there. If I suggested that she and I do some visiting, she always answered that she’d rather stay and help get things done up. She must have known it would be her last chance to help.

On the morning of December 9th she suffered a slight stroke on her left side. The doctor said it was caused from her age and the hard work she had done in the last forty years. I wondered if the war which had just broken out had something to do with it. It was just two days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Perhaps the thoughts of the last war, the worry and suffering it had caused, and the knowledge that now she would have several grandsons as well as sons who might have to go, was too much for her. She wanted to go home so the children came for her. She regained the use of her arm and leg but her nervous system would not relax. She could think of nothing but herself and her afflictions. She was entirely different than she had ever been before. She had always been easy to please but now nothing suited her. She seemed in constant dread of another stroke. Her health grew worse. Thinking a change might do her good, she was taken to the home of her brother, John. She became weaker and would rather remain in bed. She would stay there of her own choice until two days before she died when she requested to be taken home. There she died on June 17, 1942. She was one of the best mothers God ever made.

At her death, Mother was survived by seven children and forty-two grandchildren. She had always taught her children to live clean, decent and useful lives. Hers was not a life of public service, although she did work in the Primary Association for some time and a Relief Society Visiting Teacher for years. She was also Captain of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for a while. She was happiest when helping her family and many friends. She was Aunt Chastie to most of those who knew her.

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Henry Chamberlayne was born 1709, and died date unknown. He married Elizabeth (Chamberlayne) on 13 Nov 1740 in Speen, Berkshire, England.

More About Henry Chamberlayne:
Ancestral File Number: GZZK-86.
Christening: 18 Sep 1709, Lambourne, Berkshire, England.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004
Marriage: 13 Nov 1740, Speen, Berkshire, England.

Children of Henry Chamberlayne and Elizabeth (Chamberlayne) are:

John Chamberlayne, b. 1743, d. date unknown.
Elizabeth Chamberlayne, b. 1744, d. date unknown.
Jane Chamberlayne, b. 1746, d. date unknown.
Ann Chamberlayne, b. 1748, d. date unknown.
Benjamine Chamberlayne, b. 1750, d. date unknown.
+Joseph Chamberlayne, b. 1751, , d. 05 Jan 1823, Leckhampstead, Berkshire, England.
Henry Chamberlayne, b. 1754, d. date unknown.
Francis Chamberlayne, b. 1755, d. date unknown.
Francis Chamberlayne, b. 1755, d. date unknown.
Ephrim Chamberlayne, b. 1758, d. date unknown.
Joseph Chamberlayne (b. 1751, d. 05 Jan 1823)

Joseph Chamberlayne (son of Henry Chamberlayne and Elizabeth (Chamberlayne))45 was born 1751 in , and died 05 Jan 1823 in Leckhampstead, Berkshire, England. He married Martha Birch on 01 Jul 1781 in Wickham, Berkshire, England.

More About Joseph Chamberlayne:
Ancestral File Number: GZZK-BJ.
Christening: 16 Oct 1751, Hungerford, Berkshire, England.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004

More About Joseph Chamberlayne and Martha Birch:
Marriage: 01 Jul 1781, Wickham, Berkshire, England.

Children of Joseph Chamberlayne and Martha Birch are:

John Chamberlayne, b. 1781, d. date unknown.
Mary Chamberlayne, b. 05 Jul 1783, Welford, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Anne Chamberlayne, b. 26 Sep 1784, Leckhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Joseph Chamberlayne, b. 11 Feb 1787, Leckhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. 26 Mar 1859.
+Stephen Chamberlain, b. 08 Jul 1793, Leckenhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. 15 Dec 1849, Speen, Berkshire, England.
Sarah Chamberlayne, b. 23 Feb 1795, Leckhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Stephen Chamberlain (b. 08 Jul 1793, d. 15 Dec 1849)

Stephen Chamberlain (son of Joseph Chamberlayne and Martha Birch)45 was born 08 Jul 1793 in Leckenhampstead, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, and died 15 Dec 1849 in Speen, Berkshire, England. He married Jemima Brooks on 09 Jun 1839 in Welford, Berkshire, England, daughter of John Brooks and Sarah (Brooks).

More About Stephen Chamberlain:
Ancestral File Number: BMGJ-6B.
Burial: 20 Dec 1849, Chieveley, Berkshire, , England.
Christening: 08 Jul 1793, Leckenhampstead, Berkshire, England.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004

More About Stephen Chamberlain and Jemima Brooks:
Marriage: 09 Jun 1839, Welford, Berkshire, England.

Children of Stephen Chamberlain and Jemima Brooks are:

Sarah Chamberlain, b. 17 Sep 1820, North Heath, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. 25 Sep 1820, North Heath, Chievely, Berkshire, England.
+Thomas Chamberlain, b. 21 Oct 1821, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 11 Oct 1857, Tooele, Tooele, Ut.
Martha Chamberlain, b. 1823, d. date unknown.
Sarah Chamberlain, b. 1825, d. date unknown.
John Chamberlain, b. 1826, d. 28 Nov 1919.
Caroline Chamberlain, b. 1829, d. date unknown.
Stephen Chamberlain, b. 1831, d. date unknown.
Charles Chamberlain, b. 1832, d. 12 Jan 1849, , Berkshire, , England.
James Chamberlain, b. 1834, d. date unknown.
William Chamberlain, b. 1836, d. 10 Mar 1850, , Berkshire, , England.
Mary Ann Chamberlain, b. 15 Apr 1838, North Heath, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. Abt. Oct 1880, Winterbourne, Brkshr, Engl.
Eliza Chamberlain, b. 03 Nov 1839, Chieveley, Berkshire, England, d. date unknown.
Thomas Chamberlain (b. 21 Oct 1821, d. 11 Oct 1857)

Thomas Chamberlain (son of Stephen Chamberlain and Jemima Brooks)45 was born 21 Oct 1821 in Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, and died 11 Oct 1857 in Tooele, Tooele, Ut. He marriedHannah Whale on 07 Sep 1844 in Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, daughter of Thomas Whale and Harriet Cook.

More About Thomas Chamberlain:
Ancestral File Number: 2G09-9S.
Burial: Unknown, Tooele, Tooele, Ut.
Record Change: 07 Jan 2004

More About Thomas Chamberlain and Hannah Whale:
Marriage: 07 Sep 1844, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England.

Children of Thomas Chamberlain and Hannah Whale are:

Chamberlain, b. 1845, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 1845.
Girl Chamberlain, b. 1845, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 1845, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England.
John Chamberlain, b. 25 Nov 1846, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England, d. 12 Feb 1847, Winterbourne, Berkshire, England.
+Thomas Chamberlain, b. 14 Jul 1854, Of, Orderville, Kane, Utah, d. 17 Mar 1918, Kanab, Kane, Utah.

Source: Teresa Yack Web Site

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Lundy Walking the RoadBill, Roger & Kathi, Lundy 84General Store & Gas Pump Lundy 88Community Fire Ring Lundy 88Beaver Pond 3Beaver Pond 2
Annonymous Cabin Lundy 88Horseshoe Camp, Lundy 88Lundy 88-1Lundy 88Lundy ChiefLundy 84-2
Lundy 84-1Lundy Cascade 88Lundy CraggsLundy Falls 1Lundy Falls 2Lundy Falls 3
Lundy Falls 4Lundy Falls 84-1Lundy Falls 84-3Lundy Falls 84-4Lundy Falls 84-5Lundy Hike 84-2

Lundy Lake, a set on Flickr.

This is an idyllic hide-away on the eastern slope of the California High Sierras just a few miles north of Lee Vining once owned by Leon and Beth Hunt. The family held reunions here for many years.

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Ln Hn Fn Last First Age Sex Occup Val Born
30 95 95 Hunt William 32 M Farmer 80 KY
31 95 95 Hunt Nancy 25 F     TN
32 96 96 Hunt Eda 54 F   120 NC
33 96 96 Hunt Alexander 22 M Farmer   IL
34 96 96 Hunt Allen 20 M Laborer   IL
1 98 98 Hunt Abel 37 M Whlwrt 300 KY
2 98 98 Hunt Nancy 30 F     IL
3 98 98 Hunt Malinda 6 F     IL
4 98 98 Hunt George R. 4 M     IL
5 98 98 Hunt Matilda C. 2 F     IL
6 98 98 Hunt Noah W. 12-Jan M     IL
Note:  William, Alexander and (James)Allen are the brothers of Abel who appear to have moved with him and their parents to Raleigh Township after 1830. Abel married Nancy Parker in 1843 and at that time probably left this household. William, Alexander, Allen (James?), Nancy (sister?) and Eda, probably Edith, their mother, remained. Abel bought 40 acres in 1836.  William and Edith later bought land in 1850 and 1852 in adjoining tracts. (see public  domain land tract sales for IL).Ln=Line #, Hn=House #r, Fn=Family #, Val=Real Estate Value

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Head of Family
Last Name: Hunt
First Name: Abel
Males: 5-10 (3), 10-15 (1), 20-30 (1),
Females: 5-10 (1), 10-15 (1), 15-20 (3), 40-50 (1),
Total: 11
Employed in Agriculture: 1

Note: Since Abel is 28 years old in 1840, this household probably represents his extended family, including his mother and siblings.  Since his father, Noah, died in Raleigh on 24 Dec 1833, Abel, the oldest, became head of household.

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Bethel Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery Raleigh, IL

Saline Co, IL. NE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 9, T8S R6E.
From Saline County Cemeteries, Vol 6  pg 85

HUNT,   Noah   d. 24 Dec 1833   age 43 yrs  5 m  18 d

HUNT, Nancy, wife of Abel  (Stone broken) d. 4 Sep 1864  age 44y 27d
           Abel   d. 7 Jan 1880  age 67 y 1 m 5 d
           Noah W   d. 18 Jan 1873 age 22 y 4 m 18 d
           (son of Abel&Nancy)
           Perry  23 Dec 1856 – 23 Dec 1881
           (son of Abel & Nancy)

HUNT, Polley 4 Aug 1859 – 10 Oct 1865


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Hunt  Elzy  45  44  5-30-1855  Moccason Creek 
Hunt  Henry  50  W  1-29-1822  Glovers Creek 
Hunt  J B  49  27  1-16-1849  Trace Creek 
Hunt  J B  28  27  1-16-1849  Trace Creek 
Hunt  James  87  3  4- 8-1805  Long Creek 
Hunt  James  30  28  4-18-1805  Trace Creek 
Hunt  Joel T  35  28  4- 3-1840  Little Glovers Creek 
Hunt  Joel T  2  44  5- 1-1854  Glover Creek 
Hunt  John  35  8  11-24-1841  Big 
Hunt  John  15  16  5-27-1845  Trace Creek 
Hunt  John  75  B  2- 7-1816  Glovers Creek 
Hunt  John  75  B  2-27-1816  Trace Creek 
Hunt  John  123  G  8- 2-1820  Trace Creek 
Hunt  John S  32  28  4-27-1840  Dry Creek 
Hunt  Johnathan Sr  20  E  10-12-1818  Dry Creek 
Hunt  Jonathan S  2  50  6- 1-1857  Dry Creek

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BORN: 1768  DIED: October, 1842
WILL SIGNED:  August 12, 1822

I ABEL HUNT of the State of Kentucky and County of Barren, being weak in
body but of sound mind and memory do give and dispose of my effects in
the following manner; first after paying my just debts I will and bequeath to my wife ELIZABETH HUNT all of my estate, real and personal to her own use and benefit so long as she shall remain a widow.  I give to my son ALEXANDER HUNT my blacksmith tools with all that pertains to them. I also give him the priviledge of settling and occupying part of  my land, fifty acres where he shall choose not interfering with the mountain house or farm occupied by my wife during the term of her natural life or widowhood.  I further direct that at the decease or marriage of my wife, all my property real and personal shall be sold at public auction and the money arriving therefrom to be divided into twelve equal parts and disposed of in the following manner; to my son OLIVER HUNT I give one part with the exception of one hundred and fifty which I have already given him shall be calculated in his part and considered as so much paid; to my son NOAH HUNT and DANIEL HUNT I give one part, that is one part to be equally divided between them; to my son ALEXANDER HUNT I give one part; to ALFRED and ALEXANDER PATTERSON, sons of my daughter HANNAH HUNT, I give one part; to my daughter JOANNA HUNT I give one part; to my daughter SARAH HUNT I give one part; to my son ALEMETH HUNT I give one part; to my daughter AZUBETH HUNT, I give one part; to my son JEREMIAH HUNT, I give one part; to my son WILSON HUNT I give one part; to my daughter ELIZABETH, I give one part; to my son FRANCIS MARION HUNT, I give one part; and I do hereby revoke and disanull all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made declaring this to be my last will and testament; lastly I constitute and appoint my wife ELIZABETH HUNT and ALEXANDER HUNT my son, my sole executor and executrix to this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 12th day of August, 1822.

<Abel Hunt> <seal>

Signed, published and declared by the said Abel Hunt as his last will and testament in the presence of us attest

Andrew Baird
William E Thompson
Wm. Baird

Barren County <Set> October <Term> 1842
The foregoing writing purporting to be the last will and testament of  Abel Hunt <dec’> was produced in Court and proven in due form of law by the oath of Andrew Baird and William E. Thompson subscribing witnesses thereto.  Whereupon the <sum> was ordered to be recorded as the true last will of said Abel Hunt deceased.

<Tho> J. Helm CB<bb>


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