George W. Chalkley
(Abt 1813-After 1860)
Martha B. Elam
(Abt 1815-After 1860)
William Burton Chalkley


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Parthenia Ann Clarke

William Burton Chalkley 154

  • Born: 3 Apr 1838, Virginia
  • Marriage: Parthenia Ann Clarke on 29 Apr 1861 in Chesterfield Co. VA
  • Died: 12 Aug 1886, Dale District, Chesterfield Co., VA. at age 48
  • Buried: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Centralia Road, Chester, Chesterfield Co., VA

bullet  General Notes:

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 <>
Name: William Burton Chalkley
Birth Date: abt 1838
Birth Place: Chesterfield
Death Date: 12 Aug 1886
Death Place: Chesterfield County, Virginia
Death Age: 48
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: John Chalkley
Mother Name: Minerva Chalkley
Spouse Name: Parthenia A. Chalkley
FHL Film Number:2056977

The 1860 Federal Census for Chesterfield Co., Va., Northern District, Manchester P.O., page 390 records Wm B. Chalkley (22 - VA). Wm is a farmer with real estate valued at $400 and a personal estate at $2,100 including 2 slaves. It appears that Wm Burton Chalkley is the owner of a 12 year old male slave and a 25 year old male slave.

The 1870 Federal Census, Virginia, Chesterfield Co., Dale records Barton [Burton] (33) and Parthenia (30) Chalkey with children Laura A. (7), Dora (3), and Nannie L. (1).

The 1880 Federal Census, Virginia, Chesterfield Co., Dale, District 67 records William Burton (42) and Pathenia A. (37) Chalkey with children Laura A, (17), Dora J. (12), Minnie Lu (10), Alvin J. (8), Crissy E. (5), Nannie B. (3), and Horace L. (8/12).

See general notes on his wife, Parthenia, for 1900 census facts.

bullet  Research Notes:

Many thanks to Rudi Ross for his contributions in researching the Civil War service of William Burton Chalkey, Rudi's GG Grand father. William B. Chalkey served in Co. A, 22 Battalion Virginia Infantry (formerly the 2 Battalion Virginia Infantry).
The 22nd Battalion, Virginia Infantry Regulars was raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and, served as infantry. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia.

From wikipedia:
The 22nd Infantry Battalion was organized with six companies of the 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery. It served in Field's, Heth's, and H.H. Walker's Brigade, and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Cedar Mountain to Cold Harbor, then was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River.

On December 22, 1864, the battalion was disbanded and its members distributed among other Virginia commands.

It reported 7 casualties at Cedar Mountain, 22 at Second Manassas, 27 at Fredericksburg, and 29 at Chancellorsville. Ten percent of the 237 engaged at Gettysburg were disabled.

The field officers were Lieutenant Colonels James C. Johnson and Edward P. Tayloe, and Major John S. Bowles.


William married Parthenia Ann Clarke on 29 Apr 1861 in Chesterfield Co. VA. (Parthenia Ann Clarke was born on 29 Jan 1841 in Dinwiddie Co., Virginia, died on 22 Aug 1921 in Dale District, Chesterfield Co., VA. and was buried on 23 Aug 1921 in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Centralia Road, Chester, Chesterfield Co., VA.) The cause of her death was No physician attended patient - death was from natural causes.

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