Searching for Henry Chilton who traveled thru AZ in 1881 and carved his name and 1881 on a rock by the roadside.

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I study the Beale Wagon Road - the first transcontinental highway in the US.  Near Leupp, AZ many travelers left their names carved on a large rock by the roadside, now known as "Register Rock."  One of these reads "Henry Chilton 1881".  It is most likely that Mr. Chilton was traveling by wagon to California, but other destinations are possible and a few people used the Road to travel eastward.

Is it possible to identify this Henry Chilton and learn something of him?  If not is it possible to make a short list of Henry Chiltons this could have been for further study?  I estimate DOB is probably in the range 1840 - 1864.

Many thanks, Richard Oliver, Flagstaff, AZ
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This is great!  I hope you find his info.

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Henry Chilton's listed in the 1880 US Census

Name – spouse/or parents Place lived – b. about in place born

  1. Henry P. Chilton single Springfield, Greene, Missouri abt 1833, Wisc        
  2. Henry Chilton h/o Mary  Precinct 3, Harrison, Texas  abt 1845 Alabama           
  3. Henry C. Chilton s/o Washington Cranberry, Middlesex, New Jersey abt 1848 NY
  4. Henry Chilton  h/o Violet District 5, Haywood, Tennessee  abt 1850  Tennessee
  5. Henry Chilton h/o Nancy Pembroke, Christian, Kentucky  abt 1852 Kentucky            
  6. Henry Chilton h/o Sarah Oregonville, Rockingham, North Carolina  abt 1856 NC
  7. Henry L. Chilton s/o Andrew J.,& Susan C. Eminence, Shannon, Missouri  abt 1858 in MO            
  8. Henry Chilton  s/o Margret Des Moines, Mahaska, Iowa abt 1862  Iowa
  9. Henry Chilton s/o Stephen A.&Lucindy Westfield, Surry, N. Carolina abt 1862 NC           
  10. Henry Chilton s/o Smith& Susan Port Royal, Henry, Kentucky abt 1862 Kentucky
  11. Henry Chilton s/o Jessie&Harriett Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama abt 1866 AL
  12. Henry L. Chilton s/oThomas&Calley  Mcafee, Mercer, Kentucky abt 1868 , Kentucky
  13. Henry Chilton s/o A.&Fannie Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee abt 1876 , TN
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