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William Parish Chilton
Birth: Aug. 10, 1810
Hardin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1871
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA

Confederate States Congressman. He studied law with Return Jonathan Meigs III, was admitted to the bar in 1828, and practiced in Athens, Tennessee. In 1831 he moved to Talladega, Alabama. In 1839 he was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives. In 1847 he was appointed an Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He served until 1852, when he became Chief Justice. In 1856 he resigned to resume practicing law. In 1859 he served in the Alabama State Senate. Chilton opposed secession, but became a supporter when Alabama voted to join the Confederacy. He was elected to the Provisional Confederate Congress from Montgomery. The body met in Montgomery, and as the local representative Chilton officially convened the first meeting. When Jefferson Davis was elected Confederate President, Chilton was one of two Representatives who escorted him into the House chamber to deliver his acceptance speech. Chilton also made the motion to reconvene on the outside steps, enabling photographs of Davis taking his oath of office. Chilton was elected to the Confederate Congress, and served from 1862 until the end of the Civil War. Afterwards he resumed practicing law, and died from complications of a fall down the stairs. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  Mary Catherine Morgan Chilton (1814 - 1845)*
  Elvira Frances Morgan Chilton (1826 - 1891)*
  John McEldry Chilton (____ - 1915)*
  Thomas George Chilton (____ - 1860)*
  Lavinia Afton Chilton Abercrombie (1836 - 1919)*
  Mary Catherine Chilton Jones (1840 - 1926)*
  Margaret Frances Chilton Williams (1844 - 1936)*
  Wilella Chilton Thorington (1850 - 1932)*
  Claudius Lysias Chilton (1856 - 1914)*
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Oakwood Cemetery
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA
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Record added: Oct 24, 2003
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William Parish Chilton
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