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Chilton, John

Captain John Chilton was born in 1739 in Virginia and died in 1777 at the Battle of Brandywine.

Bruce W. Reid

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  1. My 4th great grandfather, Andrew Morrison, was in Capt. John Chilton’s Company, 3rd Virginia Regiment. The Morrison and Chilton families were neighbors in VA. They both died on the Brandywine battlefield on 9/7/1777. Capt. Chilton’s published diary mentions in a letter he wrote home prior to the battle, “Please thank Mr. Morrison for his kindness to the children” (meaning Capt. Chilton’s children). The “Mr. Morrison” he mentions is either Andrew Morrison’s father, Nathaniel, or one of Andrew’s brothers.

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