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Batchellor and Chatfield Family Papers

Identifier: M262


  • 1862-1948


Digital Repository

Batchellor and Chatfield Family Papers

Language of Materials

The material is in English.

Biographical / Historical

The Batchellor and Chatfield families are part of Colorado's History. Isaac Batchellor was born in 1828 in Lincoln County, Maine. He joined the Navy when he was 17 and served on a man-of-war supressing the slave trade. While in the Navy he witnessed the revolutions on 1848 in France and Italy. In 1859 he came to Colorado, drawn by Pike's Peak gold fields. In 1872 he married Ellen C. Chatfield. He was a farmer, miner and partnered in a livery stable ''Chatfield and Batchellor'' with his wife's brother Clark Chatfield. Batchellor was a member of the territorial legislature in 1872 and 1876. He was a County Commissioner for Denver, and Street Commissioner for Leadville in 1881. His last official position was Superintendent of Irrigation for the State under Governor Routt.

Ellen C. Chatfield was the sister of Charles and Clark Chatfield, who wrote to her from their Civil War deployments. Charles was killed Jun 27, 1864 (age 23), in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (near Marietta), Cobb Co., Georgia. Charlotte Batchellor Sheppard was the daughter of Isaac and Ellen Batchellor.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 legal half document box)

Scope and Contents

The Batchellor and Chatfield Family papers contain memorabilia and clippings relating to Isaac Batchellor, correspondence of Ellen (Nellie) Chatfield Batchellor, letters to Nellie and a brother from Charles and Clark Chatfield during their service in the Civil War, and memorabilia and correspondence of Charlotte Batchellor Sheppard.


The papers are arranged by individual in 4 series. 1. Isaac Batchellor. 2. Ellen (Nellie) Chatfield Batchellor. 3. Civil War Letters of Charles H. and Clark S. Chatfield. 4. Charlotte Batchellor Sheppard.


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