Descendants of William - 4th son, Berkeley Co., VA

Chenoweth History: 2nd Generation

The Families of John Chenoweth & Mary Calvert

(based on database cutoff date: September 22, 2003)

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WILLIAM(2) 1718-1785

William was the fourth son and sixth child, born about 1718, probably in Pennsylvania or New Jersey before the family came to Maryland. He, like his brothers, John and Thomas, moved to Virginia. William was the first of the three brothers to have a land record in Virginia. He had become an established resident of Opechan, when he obtained an indenture for 100 acres of land, being part of a grant of 1315 acres previously patented to John Mills in 1735 and located om Mill Creek in present day Berkeley Co. This indenture was dated February 9, 1743 and finalized on March 9, 1743. According to Harris, this land was finally recorded as 171 acres in 1752.

Unlike other Chenoweth lines, William's lines have been obscured for many generations. He had 4 sons and 3 daughters, known by his will of 1785. The dates in Hiatt for the daughters are clearly wrong, Mary was the oldest of all the children. William simply listed the sons first and daughters second. Until recently only lines were known for his sons, Joseph (Hiatt) and Isaac (added in Harris). William, Jr. is also in Hiatt and Harris but misplaced, originally by Cora Hiatt as the 4th generation son of John(3) John(2). [see background discussion] This is a large strong line and part of the 3 cousin marriages of the two Williams who went to Warren Co., OH. The lines of Absolom, another son of William, have never been known, but recently his marriage has now been found and at least some of his children defined. Joseph, his son, preceded William's death by a few months, and dying young, had only one son.

Most of William(2) lines went to Ohio: William and Joseph's son Joseph. Jr. to Warren Co. and Absolom to Clark Co. However, Isaac's descendants, traditionally the best known of William's line, went, for the most part, to Fayette Co., PA and later to Ohio. William traditionally married an Ann, now thought to be Ann Polk. A Jonathan Polk is living next door to William in Virginia. The marriage was in Virginia when William was about 24. William and Ann lived their married lives in Virginia, William dying at about the age of 67. [Harris text]

WILL: Berkeley Co., VA: dated October 10, 1785
CENSUS: 1737 (tax rolls) MD: Baltimore Co: Back River Upper Hundred, 1764 Rent Roll, VA: Frederick Co., 1782 (tax rolls) VA: Berkeley Co.
LOCATIONS: Baltimore Co., MD, Frederick & Berkeley Cos., VA, Warren Co., OH
BOOKS: Harris page 385, Hiatt 93
OTHER SOURCES: research of Rosella Vohs and Gregory George Wulker, Census Work 1850, Ann Wilson Study from Kathleen Howseman-Cabral

    Children of WILLIAM CHENOWETH and ANNE POLK are:

  1. Mary b. March 22, 1743/44, Frederick Co., VA; d. Aft. February 1797, Lone Pine, Washington Co., PA; m. ABRAHAM SUTTON, April 23, 1760, Frederick Co., VA; b. March 22, 1738/39, Sumerset Co., NJ; d. Aft. May 03, 1791, Washington Co., PA.
  2. Joseph b. Abt. 1745, Virginia; d. September 22, 1785, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); m. SARAH 'SINA' HAYES, Bef. 1780, prob Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. August 04, 1757, Virginia; d. March 28, 1836, Clark Co., OH.
  3. Absolom b. Abt. 1747, Virginia; d. Abt. 1823, Clark Co., OH; m. ANNE HAYES; b. Bet. 1758 - 1766; d. Aft. 1823.
  4. William, Jr. JR., b. Bet. 1750 - 1755, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. November 21, 1820, Warren Co., OH; m. ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON, Virginia; b. Bet. 1750 - 1756, Virginia; d. Aft. 1820, Warren Co., OH.
  5. Isaac b. Abt. 1752, Virginia; d. February 1792, near Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); m. SARAH ?; b. Bet. 1747 - 1755; d. Unknown.
  6. Hannah b. Bet. 1742 - 1765, Virginia; d. Aft. 1785; m. SAMUEL DUNHAM; b. May 11, 1742, Woodbridge, NJ; d. February 18, 1824, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV).
  7. Anne b. Bet. 1742 - 1765, Virginia; d. November 18, 1808; m. DANIEL WILSON, Abt. 1795; b. February 14, 1765, prob Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); d. March 23, 1852.

Descendant Outline

NOTE: Dates for living individuals have been excluded. A number in brackets after the name indicates either the person belongs to more than one Chenoweth line of ancestry. (i.e. a marriage of cousins occurred or a person married more than one family member) or has multiple marriages.


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William Chenoweth b: 1718 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey d: Bef. December 20, 1785 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV)
+Anne Polk b: 1722 in Baltimore Co., MD d: Unknown
.. 3
Mary Chenoweth b: March 22, 1743/44 in Frederick Co., VA d: Aft. February 1797 in Lone Pine, Washington Co., PA
.. +Abraham Sutton b: March 22, 1738/39 in Sumerset Co., NJ d: Aft. May 03, 1791 in Washington Co., PA Military: Revolutionary War, Burial: Lone Pine cemetery, Washington Co., PA Father: David Sutton Mother: Sarah Trembly
.. 3
Joseph Chenoweth b: Abt. 1745 in Virginia d: September 22, 1785 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV)
.. +Sarah 'Sina' Hayes b: August 04, 1757 in Virginia d: March 28, 1836 in Clark Co., OH Father: John Hays Mother: Jean/Jane ?
.. 3
Absolom Chenoweth b: Abt. 1747 in Virginia d: Abt. 1823 in Clark Co., OH
.. +Anne Hayes b: Bet. 1758 - 1766 d: Aft. 1823 Father: John Hays Mother: Jean/Jane ?
.. 3
William Chenoweth, Jr. b: Bet. 1750 - 1755 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV) d: November 21, 1820 in Warren Co., OH Burial: Middle Run Baptist Church cemetery, Greene Co., OH
.. +Elizabeth Hutchinson b: Bet. 1750 - 1756 in Virginia d: Aft. 1820 in Warren Co., OH Burial: Middle Run Baptist Church cemetery, Greene Co., OH
.. 3
Isaac Chenoweth b: Abt. 1752 in Virginia d: February 1792 in near Gerrardstown, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV) Burial: Mill Creek Baptist graveyard
.. +Sarah ? b: Bet. 1747 - 1755 d: Unknown
.. 3
Hannah Chenoweth b: Bet. 1742 - 1765 in Virginia d: Aft. 1785 Comment: maybe the wife of Samuel Dunham
..
+Samuel Dunham b: May 11, 1742 in Woodbridge, NJ d: February 18, 1824 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV)
.. 3
Anne Chenoweth b: Bet. 1742 - 1765 in Virginia d: November 18, 1808
..
+Daniel Wilson b: February 14, 1765 in prob Berkeley Co., VA (now WV) d: March 23, 1852 Father: John Wilson Mother: Jane ?
.... 4
Lurena Wilson b: September 22, 1796 in Pennsylvania d: May 21, 1881 Comment: had 11 sons and 3 daughters, 11 known
....
+Patrick Cowan b: August 17, 1794 in Westmoreland Co., PA d: July 15, 1886 in Georgetown, Vermilion Co., IL Father: Robert Patrick Cowan Mother: Malvina Mary Newport
...... 5
Rachel Ann Cowan b: December 13, 1817 in Cumberland Co., PA d: May 02, 1899 in Illinois
......
+Andrew Buchanan Wood b: November 12, 1817 in Clarmont Co., OH d: December 29, 1860 in Illinois
........ 6
Malvina Wood b: February 08, 1842 in Edgar Co., IL d: October 06, 1889 in Stanberry, gentry Co., MO
........
+George W. Smith b: May 12, 1840 in St Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO d: May 24, 1908 in Bentonville, Benton Co., AR Father: Elias Smith Mother: Sarah Cooper
.......... 7
Manecia Catherine Smith b: November 04, 1877 in Decatur City, Decatur Co., IA d: February 17, 1962 in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA
..........
+William Howseman b: November 07, 1878 in Haisthorpe, York, ENGLAND d: September 19, 1962 in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA Father: William H. Howseman Mother: Hannah Pearson
............ 8
William Howseman
............
+Mary Louise Ink Father: Avery Harrison Ink Mother: Margaret Sarsfield Farrell
.............. 9
Kathleen Howseman
..............
+Frank Martinez Cabral
................ 10
(son) Cabral
........ 6
Julia Wood b: Abt. 1844 in Edgar Co., IL d: Unknown
........
+? Sweeney b: Bet. 1830 - 1845 d: Unknown
........ 6
Lurena Wood b: Abt. 1846 in Edgar Co., IL d: Unknown
........ 6
Mary J. Wood b: Abt. 1848 in Edgar Co., IL d: Unknown
...... *2nd Husband of Rachel Ann Cowan:
......
+Shelby Wyatt d: Unknown
...... 5
James Cowan b: June 25, 1819 d: November 16, 1849
......
+Harriet Henson b: Bet. 1814 - 1834 d: Unknown
...... 5
Robert Wilson Cowan b: March 20, 1821 in Ohio d: February 01, 1900
......
+Louisa W. Camerer b: Abt. 1823 in Ohio d: Unknown
...... 5
Anna Malvina Cowan b: March 14, 1823 in Johnson Co., IN d: July 29, 1881
......
+Thomas Scott b: Abt. 1817 in Adams Co., OH d: Unknown
........ 6
Thomas Scott b: Abt. 1844 in Edgar Co., IL d: Unknown
........ 6
Alexander Scott b: Abt. 1846 in Edgar Co., IL d: Unknown
...... 5
Mary Ann Cowan b: March 21, 1825 in Indiana d: February 08, 1910
......
+Jonathan Ramey b: Bet. 1810 - 1830 d: Unknown
...... 5
John Strange Cowan b: October 08, 1827 d: October 18, 1829
...... 5
William Chenoweth Cowan b: November 09, 1829 in Indiana d: February 07, 1918
......
+Sarah Matilda Tucker b: Bet. 1824 - 1844 d: Unknown
........ 6
? Cowan b: Bet. 1844 - 1874 d: Unknown
.......... 7
Sarah Cowan
..........
+? McCray b: Bet. 1874 - 1914 d: Unknown
...... 5
Sarah Ann Cowan b: January 18, 1833 in Illinois d: Unknown
......
+Darius Bowell Reid b: Bet. 1818 - 1838 d: Unknown
...... 5
Elizabeth Ann Cowan b: March 20, 1836 in Illinois d: Unknown
......
+David Ackley Smith b: Bet. 1821 - 1841 d: Unknown
...... *2nd Husband of Elizabeth Ann Cowan:
......
+William Lumbard b: Bet. 1821 - 1841 d: Unknown
...... 5
Patrick B. Cowan b: August 02, 1838 in Illinois d: August 23, 1840
...... 5
George Holland Cowan b: January 12, 1841 in Illinois d: May 21, 1843

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