Chenoweths In The 1860 Indiana Census - Details
Chenoweths In The 1860 Indiana Census
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With the inclusion of entire family names with the 1850 Census, the value of Census data increased immeasurable. Still like all human records, nothing is etched in stone. If the information is there and matches other research it is a strong corroboration. Moreover it can add new data (we found about 80 new names) and give new leads to research. But mistakes exist and as this is a transcription of the actual Census, some more have been added. The quality of Census data varies from censustaker to censustaker. But this is not a complaint, only an acknowledgement accompanied with an appreciation that the Census was set by our nation's founders as a Constitutional requirement. The Census is a snapshot in time, the people therein forever frozen in that instant. Coupled with other Censuses and marriage information, they are perhaps one of the most powerful genealogy markers available. Indexing of Census material has greatly facilitated finding a family when you don't know their exact location to start.
NOTE: This section is an attempt to explain some of the information found. Most names in BOLD, other than headings, are linked both to the family tree and the actual Census by the [t] and [c] markers following the name.
The lines of John(2)
- William S(4): William has been misplaced in both the Chenoweth histories of Cora Hiatt and Richard Harris. Now we believe he was William(4) the first son of John(3). He was born in the 1750s and served in the American Revolution. Married twice, he and his first wife, Catherine Rinker, had 10 children in Virginia. Shortly after her death and his remarriage, William and his new wife, Anne, migrated to Warren Co., OH. Here they had 5 children. By 1860, the families of three of the children of William had moved to Indiana.
- Jacob(5): Jacob died in Warren Co., OH, but his widow, Charlotta Cabe[t][c], remarried to Jacob Jennings. She and Jacob and their Jennings children are found in the 1860 Census in Wayne Co., IN. Also in Indiana are her Chenoweth sons, Joel and Elias, and a daughter, Amanda. Joel[t][c] was only one year old when his father died. He worked on the farm in Warren County, OH and, when his mother moved to Indiana, apprenticed himself there, as a tanner. In 1847, he married, in Huntington County, Elizabeth Leverton, an Indiana native. They are found there in the 1860 Census with 4 children. Joel and Elizabeth prospered and eventually owned over 360 acres of fine farming land in Huntington County. Living next door is Thomas Chenoweth, a first cousin. The mother of Thomas was Elizabeth Chenoweth, the aunt of Joel. Information on Thomas is found in the line of John(2) above, as Elizabeth had married a cousin, John Chenoweth. The exact relationship is unknown between John and Elizabeth, as the lines of William I/S are unplaced. Amanda[t][c] married William Hubbard in Wayne Co., IN in 1850. She and William are found in Miami County in the Census with four children. Elias is supposed to be in Wayne Co., IN. He had married there in 1845, and lived there, until after the turn of the century, in 1903. But the listing for he and his wife, Mary M. Pyle, and their children has not been found in the Census. Why this is so is a mystery.
- Casper (5): Like his brother Jacob, Casper had died young, in his 30s. He had married Sarah Cabe[t][c], sister to his brother's wife, Charlotta. But before he died, he and Sarah had come to Wayne Co., IN in 1827. Sarah, too, had remarried, and is found still in New Garden Township, Wayne County, with her second husband, Elijah Harris, in the Census. This is the same township that her sister, Charlotta, lives. Three of the children of Sarah and Casper are raising families in that Census, in Indiana. Abraham[t][c] had married Jane Fisher in Wayne County in 1846. At the time of the Census, they are found with six children in Huntington County, fourteen houses away from Abraham's first cousin, Joel. Abraham would enlist in the Civil War at the age of 39. In his record he is described as 5'7", gray eyes, with brown hair. Later, in 1879, when Jane died, Abraham would move to Stueben County and remarry. Abraham's sister, Catherine[t][c], is in Huntington County. She, too, had married in Wayne County to Lester Walton. They have four children with them in the Census. A third sibling, Abigail Chenoweth[t][c], married to Joseph Pyle, is found with six children, in New Garden Township, Wayne County, where her mother Sarah lives with Elijah Harris, Abigail's step father. Joseph Pyle's sister, Mary, had married Abigail's first cousin Elias, but as stated above, Elias and Mary, though thought to be there, are not found in the Census.
- Barbara (5):. Barbara[t][c], the only child of William I/S still living in Indiana in the 1860 Census, is found with her husband Jesse Martindale and two of their children, in Miami County. Also with them is a granddaughter, Eliza Jett[t][c]. Next door is their son, Benjamin Griffith Martindale[t][c], his wife, Margaret Guyer, whom he married there in 1849, and five of their children. Eliza's mother, Hannah Martindale[t][c], is found in a neighboring township of the same county, with six children. Her husband, William Jett, had died the previous fall. We believe that Hannah's oldest daughter, Matilda Jett[t][c], is working as a domestic in the neighboring township of Richland, in Miami County. She is at the home of Hannah Murphy. Two houses away is her aunt, Ann Martindale[t][c], who married Benajah A. Guyer in 1840. Ann and Benajah have five children living with them in the Census. Jesse and Barbara Martindale had lived here, next door to them, in the previous Census in 1850, but were now in Perry Township, as mentioned above. Another daughter, Amanda Ellen Martindale[t][c], who had married James Downey, in Miami County, is also there with three children. They would later move to Wabash Co, IN. A son, William Chenoweth Martindale[t][c], and his wife, Hannah Personette, are with three children in Wabash County. One, Owen, is a 1-month-old infant. Another daughter, Sarah Martindale[t][c], is with her husband, James Smiley Geddes, and two children in Starke County, where they would live out their lives.
- John (4): John Chenoweth and his wife Mary Ann "Polly" Switzer had brought their family to Washington Co., IN from Virginia very early, around 1807. These were real Indiana pioneers. (The population of Indiana grew from 5,461 in 1800 to 24,520 in 1810). Though they both died prior to the 1860 Census, their children and grandchildren, a total of 96 individuals, had a strong presence in Washington and neighboring Orange Counties, with two families in nearby Martin and Crawford Counties.
- Joseph(5)[t][c], the eldest son of John, was living with his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Stalcup, and 8 of his younger children by the time of the Census. Two of Joseph's children, Mary Jane and Wilson, as well as two of Joseph's brothers, Levi and Elias, married into the McIntosh family of James McIntosh and Winnaford Potter, also early Washington County pioneers. Mary Chenoweth McIntosh [t][c] is with her husband, Daniel, and their children in Orange County. They are living two houses from the widowed wife of her Uncle Phillip, Martha Ann Sallee[t][c], and her son, Levi. Between them is the family of Philip and Martha's daughter, Mary Ann Chenoweth[t][c]. Mary Anne's husband was John Hardin, Jr. They married in Washington County in 1848 and, by the Census, were living with four children in Orange County. The brother of John, Aaron Thomas Hardin, had also married in Washington County, about the same time as John, to Winnaford "Minnie" Chenoweth, a first cousin of Mary Ann's. They are known to have gone to Illinois. Mary Ann's brother, Wilson[t][c], and his wife, Mary McIntosh, are found in Martin County with three sons. He and his brother, John, had owned a mill on Honey Creek in Orange County, but Wilson had sold his interest to John in 1857, and started a new mill in Martin County. In 1858 he helped build a dam there, on the White River, to provide power, and in 1867, he would become one of the founders of the town of West Shoals. Wilson's brother, John, operated the Honey Creek mill until about 1865, when he, too, sold out and started a new mill near Orleans in Orange County. In the 1860 Census, John[t][c], is 5 houses away from his sister Mary McIntosh. He is with his second wife, Matilda A. King, and their newly born son. John's first wife, Elizabeth McIntosh, a probable cousin to the other McIntosh siblings that had united with the Chenoweths, had died about 4 years before, leaving John with a young daughter. Matilda, too, would die in 1864 and John would remarry a third time and live out his life in Orange County. A distance away, the sister, Julia Ann[t][c], who had married William Tarr seven years prior, lives with her husband and two young sons. William's brother, Green Tarr, was married to the half-sister, Eleanor[t][c], Joseph's eldest daughter by his second wife. They are located in the Census in Poali Township, still within Orange County. The remaining sister, Phoebe[t][c], married to Martin Peters, and lived in the same Poali Township. As said, the other 8 siblings were still at home with Joseph in neighboring Washington County. Another Eleanor, a sister of Joseph, left Indiana for Illinois in the 1830's. She had married William Wilson, a brother to Joseph's first wife.
- Rachel(5)[t][c], sister to Eleanor and Joseph, had married Smithson Hollowell in 1819 in Orange County. Smithson had come to Indiana from North Carolina and was a devout Quaker. Rachel and Smithson are living in Washington County with their son, Silas, and two grandchildren of their son, John. With them is an unidentified Levi Hollowell. Silas, now 24, would marry Mary Hardin later in the year. Neither her parents nor her age are known, but there are three Mary Hardins of marriageable age, living in Madison and Posey Townships of Washington County; perhaps, she is one of them. Next door is their son, William[t][c], with his wife, Emily Coulter, and two sons. Emily was also an Indiana native, but her parents are unknown. Robert[t][c], the eldest son of Rachel and Smithson, is found in Crawford County, where he had married his wife, Sara A. McIntosh. With them are their three known sons. The relationship between Sara McIntosh and the other McIntoshs of the Chenoweth family is not presently known. John Hollowell[t][c], whose two youngest children are visiting their grandparents, is also in Washington County with his second wife, Clara Ellen Paschal. They have been married less than 3 years and with them are two older children of the first marriage. John's first wife, Phoebe Colclasure, another Hoosier native, had died five years earlier and was the mother of all John's five children. The whereabouts of their oldest, Samuel, is unknown. At the age of 16 was he off somewhere or had died young. Thomas Hollowell[t][c] is in neighboring Orange County with his family, living near his cousins from the family of Joseph Chenoweth. Thomas had married Malinda Blackburn in Orange County in 1848. They are found with five children in the Census. Thomas Hollowell's sister, Mary Ann, who married in Washington County in 1852 to Martin Kinkaid, is not found. Nor do we know where they went. Sister Eleanor[t][c], who married James Harvey Walker, may be the Elenor Walker with J.H. Walker and two sons in Orange County. It seems likely, the location, ages, and names fit. This is the essence of Census genealogy, giving clues to find other proofs. Eleanor had married James Harvey, the widowed husband of her sister, Elizabeth, some 5 years before the Census. Sister Martha[t][c], who married Leander Hardin, two years prior, is in Washington County, in the same township as her brother John. With her is her husband, Leander, and two sons, the youngest just 3 months old. Martha is 3 houses away from the widowed wife of her uncle, Levi Chenoweth. This is Susan Mattox who has remarried and was born Susan McIntosh. Her family follows later in this list under Levi(5). Margaret Hollowell had married William Allen Peter during the summer before the Census, but has not been found. The family genealogy gives another son Silas M. Hollowell who has not been found, and whose duplicate name with a known brother Silas is at least puzzling.
- Elias(5), the first child son of John and Mary to be born in Indiana after the family's arrival, had married Elizabeth McIntosh in Orange County. Hers was the earliest of the four McIntosh-Chenoweth marriages. They left Washington County with their children right after the 1850 Census for Clay Co., IL. Their oldest, and, at the time, only married daughter, Winnaford, and her husband, Aaron Hardin, apparently accompanied them. William, the brother of Elias, had left even earlier, and was raising a large family in Fulton Co., IL.
- Levi (5), the youngest son, had died in 1853, but his widow, Susan McIntosh[t][c], had remarried to Milford Mattox. In the Census, Susan and Milford are living with 6 of her and Levi's children and a mixture of Milford's children by a previous marriage. They are in Washington County not far from her niece by Levi, Martha Hardin. Susan and Levi's oldest daughter, Rachel[t][c], lived in the neighborhood with her husband John R. Reeves and four children. Their last child, born the end of May, is not listed in the Census. John would die in the service of the Union Army in the Civil War, which would erupt across the country in the near future.
- James(4): The children of James are confused in both Hiatt and Harris, misplaced under an Absolom of Perry Co., OH. Sarah, Stephen K., and Lydia, are mentioned as children in the will of James Chenoweth who died in Delaware Co., IN in 1846. Both Sarah and Stephen are found living in Henry County in 1860. Sarah[t][c] had married Oliver Cromwell Ball. They and three of their youngest children are found there in Jefferson Township. Nine houses away, is their oldest son, James[t][c], with his wife, Nancy Spell, and one daughter. In another township, Prairie, Stephen K. Chenoweth[t][c], his wife, Cassandra Perfect, and four children are found. Stephen and his wife had married there in Henry County in 1841. Stephen has suffered from epilepsy since his youth and would die in 1881 in a hospital in Iowa. Also in Indiana, in Carroll County, is Nancy Chenoweth[t][c], with her husband, Joshua Shields, and four children. Two of these are listed in the Census as being born in Ohio, where Nancy and Joshua married, and two, in Indiana, where the family moved in the mid 1840s. Nancy, traditionally given to be the oldest daughter of Absolom, is assumed to also be a daughter of James, though she is not mentioned in the will.
- Elias(4): Elias[t][c], at age 79, with his wife, Nancy Carleton, had come from Virginia, via Ohio, much later than his brother, John, between 1840 and 1850. He probably followed his son William out to Indiana. Marie Eberle and Margaret Henley believe he returned to Ohio with Nancy, both dying between the 1870 and 1880 Censuses. He and Nancy are found living by themselves in Jay County in 1860.
- In the neighborhood is William[t][c], the son of Elias. With him is his wife, Charity Rhoda Stultsand, and 8 of their 11 children. William had been born in Virginia and married Charity in Ohio, where their first child, John, had been born. But by 1837 they had settled in Jay County, where they both would live out their lives. Three of their sons would join the Union Army during the coming war. Their oldest son, Elias[t][c], married Margaret Oler, four years before the Census. They lived with two children, seven houses away from William. Son, Peter[t][c], is living with the family of Thomas and Margaret Judd in Wayne County. He would marry Martha Oler [t][c] there the following year. Martha's mother, Sarah, was a Judd, so it appears as there was a probable relationship between Martha's mother and the family that Peter was living with. It is probable too that John's wife, Margaret Oler, was also related to these people, but the relationship is not known. Peter and Martha would stay, raise their family, and die in Wayne County.
- Thomas (4):: Thomas Chenoweth, born Berkeley Co., VA (now VW), died months before the 1860 Census in Clinton Co., IN. He had traveled with his family at an early age to Kentucky, where his father, Richard, had help to build the City of Louisville. Tom was captured by Indians, when a teenager, and by accounts of his brother, had lived with them for 6 years, before being ransomed back. Tom married Nancy Collins in Shelby Co., KY, just before the turn of the century. He is thought to have served in the War of 1812. The births and records of Tom seem to indicate that between 1810 and 1850 he may have moved his family back and forth between the states of Kentucky and Indiana (three of his younger daughters are stated to have been born in Tippecanoe Co., IN). He and Nancy are recorded in Clinton Co., IN in the 1850 Census. Nancy died before 1853, when Tom, well into his 70s, remarried in Clinton County to Mary Bibb[t][c]. Mary, aged 70, is found in the 1860 Census in Clinton County living with the family of Lee and Matilda Wainscott. The relationship is not known.
- James(5)[t][c], the son of Tom, at the age of 60, is found living alone in Boone Co., IN not far from his native state of Kentucky. James is credited with 4 wives and 15 children. But at age 60, he had not yet married his fourth wife, Ellen Hartsock. His last child Ruth is given to have been born when James was 79! His children are found scattered all over Indiana. Living in the same county is his son, John W. Chenoweth[t][c], with his wife, Harriett Bills, and his first 3 daughters. Harris states that all children were born in Johnson County, where John himself was born and married. This looks unlikely. Sarah, the youngest, is there and yet family records place her birth as May 20, 1861, obviously wrong. John would die in the Union Army at the end of 1862 at Chicksaw Bluffs, MS. Sarah Chenoweth[t][c], the oldest daughter of James, had married William M. Bowers in 1842 in Johnson Co., IN. In the Census she and William are found with five of their children in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Living with them is Sarah's brother Thomas H.[t][c], who would not marry for another 6 years. This would be in Boone County to Rachel J. Serring. Her parents are not known, but in the Census, there is a Rachel J. Sering.[t][c], age 20, the daughter of George and Nancy, in Center Township of Boone County, the same township where Tom's father, James, is found. We believe that son Joseph.[t][c] with his wife, Eliza Foster, and first daughter are located in Allen Co., IN under the name of Col. Chenoweth. Katurah Chenoweth, married in Johnson Co., IN, lived only two years after this union to Charles Bay[t][c]. Charles is found in the 1860 Census in Johnson County and their child Mary Jane. With them are 4 other Bays ranging from 26 to 1. What their relationship to Charles was is not known. Mary Jane would marry Francis Asbury Henderson. Living in the same township there is a ten-year-old Francis A. Henderson, the son of Lewis Henderson. Strengthening the case, there is a John Bills staying with this Henderson family. Harriet Bills, of course, is Mary Jane's aunt by marriage to her uncle, John W. Chenoweth. Fourteen houses away from the Bays is a daughter of James, Lydia[t][c]. She had married John W. McCain in 1853 in Johnson County. With them are their 3 children found in this Census. John would die in 3 years at the siege of Vicksberg, in the service of the North. Jane 'Jennie' Chenoweth[t][c] is in Tippecanoe Co., IN where she had married Joseph Faulkner less than two years earlier. Simon M. Chenoweth is not found. His mother, Mary Mariah Moore, nee Abbott, had divorced James, in 1846 after only two years of marriage. Most likely she and Simon went to Iowa, as Simon would join the Union Army there in 1864. Within five months of enlisting, he caught typhoid pneumonia. He died in a US Hospital in Iowa in October of 1864.
- Ruhanna Chenoweth(5)[t][c], the daughter of Tom, born in Kentucky, married Samuel Wilson in Jefferson Co., IN in 1821. She is found in that county with two children in the Census. Samuel had apparently died prior to this. Her son, Norval[t][c], is found in the same county living with the family of F. F. and Adalade Mayfield. He is listed as a merchant and with him is a R. A. Wilson, a clerk. It is not known whether R.A. is related to Norval.
- John P. Chenoweth(5)[t][c], the son of Tom, is found with his second wife, Catherine A. Kersey, in Clinton Co., IN. They had married in Boone Co., IN. With them are seven of John's nine children. Most likely the younger child, James, had died young. What happened to Hezekiah Chenoweth, his only daughter by his first wife, is not known. John owned a 103-acre farm about three and a half miles southwest of Frankfort, Clinton County.
- Joseph C. Chenoweth(5)[t][c], the son of Tom, married Sophia Taylor in Jefferson Co., IN in 1830. They and seven of their children are found in Clinton County in the Census under the strange spelling of Cenoweth. Their daughter, Mary[t][c], is in the same county with the family of Thomas Bailey. Why Mary is there, and what the relationship between the Chenoweths and Baileys is not known. What happened to Joseph and Sophia is also unknown. Moreover, genealogy lines to the present are known only for their one son Thomas. Thomas would marry in about five years, his widowed cousin, Mary Ann Gates, the daughter of William Chenoweth and Lucinda Definbaugh. This part of the family genealogy seems strange. Mary's parents lived in Pennsylvania and were a line of Arthur(2). How did Mary get to Indiana? She is not found there in the 1860 Census, and yet she is said to married in 1861, in Indiana, a Daniel T. Gates, who died within a few years, leaving her a widow. Another son, Joseph, would die serving the Union, in the coming Civil War. A daughter, Martha, married William R. Spray, that fall, after the Census, but nothing more is known of them. A son, William T. would never marry, and lived in Indiana until he died there, in 1915. Of the happenings of Sarah, Mary, Lauretta and Eliza, nothing is known. The 1860 Census is our last glimpse of them.
- James S. (4): Jane L. Chenoweth[t][c] was the only child of James S. that came to Indiana. She married William G. Smith from Virginia in Johnson Co., IN in 1830. Why she was there is an open question, as her family basically had stayed in Kentucky. She did have cousins from her Uncle Tom who were in Johnson County at the time, so perhaps she came with them. Jane and William and four of their eight children are found living in Greene Co., IN. Right next door is their daughter Martha Anne. [t][c] who married Stephen Trout. They have 4 children at this point.
- Absolum (3)
Absolum, Jr. (4): Absolum, Jr., after the death of his father, had brought his young family to Kentucky to the Louisville area around the turn of the century to join his Uncle Richard and Aunt Rachel. Four of his eight children are found living in Indiana in the 1860 Census with their families, 67 people in all.
- Mary Chenoweth(5)[t][c], the daughter of Absolum, came to Kentucky as a very young child with her parents . It is now known that she married, first, her third cousin, William C. Ashbrook in Kentucky in 1819. William died in Floyd Co., IN during or before 1824. They had one child Damaris. Mary returned to Kentucky and wed Elijah Thurnan. Elijah's roots are unknown. Before 1831, the Thurman family moved to Clinton Co., IN. Here they are found in seven separate family units in the 1860 Census. Mary and Elijah are found living with an unidentified Edna Thurman of 5 years. Next door on one side is Mary's daughter, by her first husband, Damaris [t][c] and her husband, Thomas Amos, and six children. On the other side is Elijah and Mary's son Ephraim[t][c], named after Mary's brother. Ephraim and his wife Sarah J. 'Sally' Moore have been married two years and have one son. Five houses away, Lydia Ann Thurman [t][c] lives with her husband of two years, Asa McKinney, and their first son. Lydia is pregnant. Asa's father, William VanHook McKinney, having lost his first wife, Asa's mother, lived another nine homes away married to Lydia's sister Angelina Thurman[t][c]. This is an usual relationship, a father and a son married to sisters. With William and Angelina are six siblings of Asa, and two children of their own. In the same house are two children from Angelina's first marriage to Thomas Low. In the same area, six houses from Damaris Amos, is her sister, Eliza Thurman[t][c], who married James Gregg in Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN. With them are six children. Also in Clinton County are Joseph Absolom Thurman[t][c] and his sister, Attarah Jane Thurman[t][c], married to Pleasant Hodgen. Joseph is with his wife, Evaline Frances McCarey, and three children. The Hodgens have four children; all are Indiana natives.
- Ephraim B. Chenoweth(5)[t][c], the son of Absolom, was born in Virginia. He had married, in Kentucky, Mariah Reisinger, a niece to his Aunt Rachel's husband. After the birth of their first child in 1835, Ephraim and Mariah joined Ephraim's cousin, Margaret Seaton Whitaker and her husband, Levi Grafton Whitaker, in Morgan Co., IN. Morgan County and neighboring Owen County still maintain a strong presence of Chenoweths, Whitakers and Seatons to present day. Ephraim and Mariah are found living with eight of their nine children in Morgan Co., IN. Ephraim was a trustee of the Adams Township and had a sizable farm there. He is buried there near the town of Eminence. Their oldest son, Stephen Hamilton Chenoweth is married and has his wife of 3 years, Verbena Marie 'Bena' Gray, with him. Ephraims's oldest daughter, Jane, who had married to her cousin, Newton J. Whitaker, had died. Newton is not found in the Census, though he had remarried to Sarah Ann Hamilton, in that county, at the beginning of the year.
- Angelina Chenoweth(5)[t][c], the daughter of Absolum, is twice widowed, living as Angelina Reineking with her son, Stephen Van Buren Stuckey[t][c], in New Albany, Floyd County, IN., just across the river from Kentucky. Stephen's wife of five years was Margaret Metcalf Jennings and they have two children, one a newborn. Their first child had died an infant.
- James Ross Chenoweth(5)[t][c], the youngest son of Absolum, was born in Kentucky. He had married his wife, Margaret C. Mitchell, in Montgomery Co., IN at the end of 1832. He is listed as a shoemaker in the Census. He and Margaret are found with seven of their eight surviving children in Harrison County. Son Abraham Glass and daughter Damaris[c1][c2] are double counted in the Census. Once at home, and once in Floyd County with the family of Gabril and Jane Farmsley. Their relationship to his family is unknown.
- Arthur(3): In the Chenoweth histories Arthur has been misplaced as the Baltimore Arthur, Jr. We now know that the Arthur who settled in Kentucky was the son of John. Arthur married in Frederick Co., VA to Elspa Lawrence and about 1784 went to Jefferson Co., KY joining his brother Richard there. Late in life he went to Bartholomew Co., IN. Arthur is only 1 of 3 third generation Chenoweths to go to Indiana. He and his wife are given to have died in Bartholomew County about 1829. Of note is that Arthur(3) and his son Arthur(4) are sometimes referred to by the name of Havilah. The derivation of this nickname is known. Though none of his children were still living in Indiana by the time of the 1860 Census, three had family lines living there.
- John(4): John Chenoweth and his wife Rebecca Lewis Rose were married in Mercer Co., KY. They ended up in Illinois. Their son William Western Chenoweth married Emily Perry[t][c] in Vigo Co., IN, but their two daughters, one who died young, are thought to have been born in Illinois. William died in his mid 30s, in 1849, but had been a dry goods clerk, and had opened a store for his employer in Darwin, Clark Co., IL in 1836. This is where Emily and daughter were found in the 1850 Census, living with William's father. However, ten years later in the Census, Emily and her daughter, Emma, are found together in Sullivan County. Emily is a seamstress and Emma is classified as an "idiot". Emma died that same year.
- Arthur(4): Arthur came to Indiana with his father, who lived with him before his death. He is found there in the 1850 Census, but died in 1858, in Starke County. Three of his children have families living in Indiana in the 1860 Census. Arthur Lawrence Chenoweth[t][c] and his wife, Hannah Safronia McGinnis, and four children are in Starke County in 1860. Nine houses away is his brother-in-law, William Netherton[t][c] and four children. William's wife, Elizabeth Ellen Chenoweth, the sister of Arthur Lawrence, had died three years prior. William had come to Indiana from Kentucky as a young man to buy cattle. Liking what he saw, he had settled in Bartholomew County where he met and married Elizabeth Ellen in 1838. In White County is Sarah Edmonson "Sally" Edwards[t][c], another sister of Arthur Lawrence. Her husband, James Edwards, had died there in 1854. With her are her three youngest children between the ages of 17 and 21.
- Rachel(3): Rachel had married James Kenner Seaton in Virginia. They came to Louisville, KY before 1787 to join Rachel's brother, Richard, and Seaton siblings of James. By the 1860 Census, 75 of the descendants and spouses of Rachel and James were in Indiana.
- Margaret Seaton(4):Their daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Seaton, married in Jefferson Co., KY, Levi Grafton Whitaker. All their eight children were born there in Jefferson County. But after marrying and starting families, they all moved to the Morgan and Owen County. Rachel and her husband James are buried in Chenoweth Run cemetery., 4 mile SE of Jeffersontown, in Jefferson County.
- Blandford B. Whitaker(5): In 1860, Blandford[t][c], at the age of 62, is living alone in Owen County. Five of his children and their families are found living in Morgan and Owen Counties. His son, James Kenner Whitaker[t][c], known as "Big Jim", and his second wife, Elendor Sturgeon, whom he married ten years prior in Morgan County, are found in Ray Township of Morgan County with eight children. The Census mistakenly lists their name as Wilhite, another common family name found in the area. Two sisters, Margaret Ann [t][c] and Cynthia Ann[t][c], had married Applegate brothers, Hezekiah and Thomas. They lived in Owen County with a house between them. With Margaret are 4 children and with Cynthia Ann, five. Another sister, Elizabeth, had or would married a James Wilson, but we have not been able to find her in the Census. Back in Ray Township of Morgan County, Blanford's son, Bland Bowen Whitaker[t][c], and his wife Fanny A. Truax, are found with three children. Their young daughter Margaret had just died before the Census was taken. Another son, Levi W. Whitaker[t][c], with his wife, Matilda Wilson, and daughter, Sarah, are to be found in Jennings Township of Owen County.
- John J. Whitaker(5): Ten houses away from 'Big Jim' is his uncle, John J. Whitaker [t][c] and his wife Mary A. She was a native Pennsylvanian, but her maiden name is unknown.
- Kenner S. Whitaker(5): Next door to John J and between him and 'Big Jim' is John's sister-in-law, Rebecca Whitaker[t][c], nee Hoke. She was the widow of the Kenner S. Whitaker. With her are her two youngest sons. Their daughter, Sarah[t][c], may be the wife found with W. H. Buchanan in Owen County. Their son, John J. [t][c], and his new bride, Martha J. Mugg, are in also in Ray Township.
- Grafton Baker Whitaker(5): Next door to John J. and Martha is a cousin, William K. Whitaker[t][c], William's wife, Jane Smith, and their two young sons. William's father, Grafton Baker Whitaker[t][c], another son of Margaret and Levi's, lives in this same township of Ray. He is found with his wife Margaret Gregg, the former Mrs. William Pemberton, and her and Grafton's two youngest daughters. Margaret's sister, Harriet Luisa Gregg, also a Morgan County maiden, would become the grandmother of President Harry S. Truman. Next door to Grafton and Margaret is their son, Davil L.[t][c], who had married in the last two years to Mary Jane Edwards, an Owen County native. Their first son had been born there that fall. Two houses away on the other side of Grafton is his son, Levi B. Whitaker[t][c], living as a single man at age 32. He would marry Susan Robertson, some time after the Census. Also in the same township was David's sister Louisa Jane[t][c], who too had recently married to Ephraim Newton Voshel. They are living with their infant daughter.
- Levi W Whitaker(5) and Mary Whitaker(5): Another two Whitaker children of Margaret and Levi, Levi W. [t][c] and Mary Whitaker[t][c], also live in Ray Township. Both in their 50s, neither had married. Another spinster sister, Margaret, who had also shared their home, had died 4 years before the Census.
- Elizabeth K. Whitaker(5): In Owen County was the last of the children of Margaret and Levi, Elizabeth K. Whitaker[t][c], who married John Williams, Jr. John, like Elizabeth, was a Kentucky native and had married Elizabeth in neighboring Morgan County. They had one daughter and she is with them at age 10 in the Census.
- George Seaton(4): Besides the Whitakers, one other branch of the Seatons went to the Morgan County area of Indiana from Kentucky. This was the families of Allen Rose Seaton, a grandson of James and Rachel Seaton, through their son, George. Both Allen Rose Seaton [t][c] and his son, John Pound [t][c], are living next door to one another, in Gregg Township of Morgan County. Here appears a transcription error. With John Pound and his wife and child is a girl named Alice Carder. This is Ruth's maiden name and she is probably a sister. But the Carder surname has been carried down though the family of Allen Rose Seaton as well. As I understand it, it is not this way on the actual Census rolls. Allen is listed with his wife, Sarah Pound, and four of their children. Another son, Charles Seaton[t][c], a physician, lives about 14 houses away by himself. On the other side, 4 houses from Allen, is son, George[t][c], and his wife, Duranda Matilda 'Mattie' Wellman, and their daughter. She is listed as female, but given the name Oliver. This is Ollie E. who would later marry James S. Smith. Mary Elizabeth Seaton [t][c] is a bride of less than a year and lives with her new husband, Jesse Brookes Johnson, in the same township of Gregg.
The lines of Richard(2)None of the lines of Richard are known to have settled in Indiana by 1860.
The lines of Hannah(2)
- James Carter(3) Ruth Carter(4) Sinah Burson(5):. The only known line of Hannah and James Carter in Indiana is the family of Sinah Burson[t][c] and Thaddeus Horn. Hannah and James probably married in Frederick Co., VA. After their deaths, most of their children, including James Carter(3) moved to Washington Co., PA. This is probably where Sinah and Thaddeus married, as their oldest child is reputed to have been born there. But by at least 1853, they had moved to Indiana, where they are found with 5 children in Cass County. It should be noted that the Census shows all of their children born in Indiana.
The lines of Arthur(2)
- Arthur, Jr.(3):
- Sarah(4), the daughter of Arthur Chenoweth, Jr. and Ann Beasman, married Samuel Baxter. The Baxters and the Chenoweths were neighbors in Baltimore Co., MD and indeed the families became intertwined. Sarah and Samuel left Maryland first to Brook Co., VA then Muskingum Co., OH. Their daughter, Ann, married in Brook Co., Samuel Gist, and both of them moved on to Ohio with Sarah's family. Ann died in 1816 and the following month Samuel Gist married Ann's sister, Sarah Baxter[t][c], in Muskingum Co. There in Muskingum County in 1826, their daughter, Jemima Gist[t][c], was born. In 1849, a year after Samuel Gist died, in Wisconsin, Jemima married John S. Ferguson in Clinton Co., IN. It would be interesting to find how she happened to come to Indiana and why. In the 1860 Census, she, her husband, John, their children and Jemima's mother, Sarah Gist, are found in the County of Tippecanoe. There are two unrelated young men living with them. One, John Farnall, had been part of a family that lived next door to the newly wed Fergusons in the earlier 1850 Census, in Jefferson Township of Clinton County.
- William(4) : William had married Sarah Baxter in Baltimore County in 1793. The Baxters and the Chenoweths were neighbors and William's sister, Sarah, and some of her Baxter relatives, including some that had married Chenoweth daughters, in the line of Richard(2), had gone to Ohio. But his son, William Thomas(4), would travel to Randolph Co., IN as well as several of the children of William's oldest son, John Baxter Chenoweth. Both these families would meet and marry with the Bowen Family of Squire Bowen and Elizabeth Dwiggins, so that, five Bowen siblings would marry five Chenoweth children. This is also the branch of Cora Hiatt, the daughter of John Murray Chenoweth and Lydia Adaline Bowen, who wrote the 'History of the Chenoweth Family' in the 1920s. Cora would not be born for another eight years, but here she would live, gather and write her book, published in 1925, and die in 1933. All of the descendants of William(3) in Indiana at this time are to be found in Green Fork's Township of Randolph County.
- Three children of John Baxter Chenoweth(4) would join their uncle and cousins in Randolph County. Each was born in Carroll County, Maryland. Caroline Chenoweth[t][c] met and married her husband, James Kelley, there. By 1843, they had moved to Indiana and are found there, in Randolph County, with 4 children in the 1860 Census. In that same township of Green Fork's, Caroline's half sister, Mary Etta[t][c] is living with her husband, James Dwiggins Bowen, and their two children. James, a native of Indiana, had traveled to Maryland to wed Mary Etta in 1855 and bring her back to Indiana. Another sister, Susan Rebecca Chenoweth[t][c], is living with the family of Lemuel and Mary Humphrey, along with a youth named E. H. Bowen. Ten years later, Rebecca would marry George Salisbury. Cora Hiatt's father is still in Maryland, but his future wife, Lydia Adaline Bowen, is living with her parents in this same township.
- William Thomas Chenoweth(4)[t][c], his wife, Ketura Beasman 'Kitty' Murray, and four younger children are also found in Green Fork Township. William Thomas had come with his family from Carroll County in Maryland to Randolph County in 1840. Next door is a curious problem. It lists 3 Chenoweths[c], but they have not been identified. Two of the names are duplicated from the next house, with the surname changed. What the real data should be in this case is indeterminable. Three more of the sons of William Thomas are also in Green Fork township: John Thomas Chenoweth[t][c], his third wife, Emily Susan Lawrence, whom he had married the previous year, is there with two children from his previous marriages. His brother, William Columbus Chenoweth[t][c], is two houses from Squire Bowen's family. William had been married to Squire's daughter Hannah, but she had died and he had remarried a year later to Mary Jane Sater, whose family had also come from Maryland. They have 4 children with, two by Hannah and two by Mary. Christian Ebby Chenoweth[t][c], another son by Hannah, had only been two weeks old when his mother died. Hannah's parents, Squire and Elizabeth Bowen, took in the baby. Five years later, in the Census, he is still found with his Bowen grandparents two houses away. There is another Chenoweth, Emma, [c] in the house with Christian according to the Census. It is not known who she is. The third brother, Oliver Murray Chenoweth[t][c], and his wife of three years, Serepta Cadwallader, have one son and live between Oliver's cousin Mary Bowen and Caroline Kelly. Serepta was an Indiana native, the daughter of Abner Cadwallader and Mary Thomas, and had married Oliver in Randolph County.
- Arthur, III(4) :
- Robert (Page 627): Robert Chenoweth[t][c] founded a large family whose lines are well known to the present day. Today most of his descendants use the spelling of CHINWORTH. It is now believe that this Arthur was Arthur, III who first accoumpanied his sister Sarah Baxter to Brooke Co., VA (now WV). The family lived in Wayne County, OH where Robert married and started his family. By 1849, Robert had moved his family to Wabash Co., IN. In the 1860 Census of Wabash County, Robert is given to have been born in Vermont. This is believed to be a typo, as other Census data and accounts give Virginia. With him are his wife, Mary Ann Provines, who would die two years later, and five children. One son, William[c1][c2], is listed twice in the Census, as he as also found in Kosciusko County as a laborer for the Rolsten Family. The oldest son, Matthew[t][c], is found in Wabash County, living with his new bride, Annette Brundige, whom he married in that county, the previous fall. Four of Robert's sons would serve in the coming struggle between the states.
- John.(3): John, another son of Arthur, moved this family to Darkesville, Berkeley Co., VA (now VW). This family was well-to-do. His son John, Jr. [t][c], who had married in Berkeley County, Mary V. Davenport, had a large family all born in Virginia. Eleanor, their oldest daughter had gone to Indiana in 1838. Their son, John Wesley, had left also Virginia for Indiana in 1845, traveling by wagon through Baltimore, to Ohio, and three years later to Indiana. In the late 1850s, tiring of the increasing strident arguments over slavery and fearing war, John, Jr. and Mary determined with their son, Alfred Glass, to join their other children in Indiana. John and Mary, both in their eighties, are found living with their daughter, Eleanor Davenport "Ellen" Daingerfield[t][c], and her son, Lawrence, in Putnam County in the 1860 Census. In the same county, but in Greencastle Township, the son, Alfred Griffith Chenoweth[t][c], is found with his wife, Catherine Ann Peel. With them are six children, all born in Virginia. In the same township, a nephew, Robert Batty Chenoweth[t][c], and a niece, Mary Ellen[t][c], the wife of Elijah G. Tennant, are living together. Elijah is there with Mary Ellen's and his two sons, and two older Tennant females, which may be Elijah's mother and aunt. Also there, is an unknown Samuel Emerson and a youth, James Nelson. The parents of Robert and Mary Ellen, John Wesley Chenoweth, III[t][c] and Sarah Matilda Batty, had been in Putnam County, but for the 1860 Census are found with their four younger children in Morgan Co., IN.
The lines of William(2)Earlier Chenoweth genealogies have failed to develpment this Virginia branch and until recently very little of William's descendnats were know. This is changing. William, Jr. is now belived to the William who married Elizabeth Hutchinson and went to Warren Co., OH. Absolom is known to have gone to Clark Co., OH, Issace went first to Pennsylvania and then to Ohio. Very few of these people came into Indiana.
- William, Jr(3):
- John(4): Two sons of the cousin marriage of John and Elizabeth Chenoweth, Thomas Benjamin Chenoweth [t][c] and George Henry Chenoweth[t][c], came from Warren County to Indiana. Thomas lost his first wife in 1852. About 5 years later he remarried to Minerva Johnson. It is not known where this marriage occurred but their son David was born in Greene Co., OH, so perhaps it was there. Nor do we know who Minerva's parents were. Shortly after David's birth, and before the 1860 Census, the family moved to Huntington Co., IN. There were other Chenoweths in Huntington, but they were mainly from the line of William I/S. Here in the Census, Thomas is found living with his wife, Minerva, and his children. Minerva's name is given in the Census as Nimrod. All the known children of Thomas by this time are accounted for in the Census. Thomas would stay in Indiana, dying in Whitley Co., IN in 1880. George, his brother, went to Randolph Co., IN. Again there were many other Chenoweths here as well, these from the line of Richard(2). George had come to Indiana between 1852 and 1854. All of his family and his wife, Lettetica "Letia" Cox, are accounted for in the Census. Lettetica's parents are not known. George and Lettetica would die here some 3 years later. It is thought that their five children were placed in a guardianship or adopted out to other family members. No papers regarding this have been found. Thomas H., the oldest son, married in Randolph County, IN in 1871. Edwin, his brother, also married there four years later, but what happened after that, to he and his wife, Alice A. Huffman, is unknown. No children are known for this marriage. Two other children Mary Elizabeth and George William, married in Ohio, Mary Elizabeth in Warren County, so, perhaps, George or Minerva's relatives, who had remained in Ohio, took them in. What happened to the youngest, Rachael Ann, is not known, though it is believed that she also lived to adulthood.
The lines of Thomas(2)Thomas, the youngest son of John And Mary Calvert Chenoweth, raised his family in Virginia, and is believed to have gone with his sons to Mason Co., KY. There, before the turn of the century, the sons of Thomas, crossed the Ohio River into the Sciotio Valley of Ohio, some of the earliest settlers of this state. They settled in what is now Pike County, but was then Ross County. As these families grew, some dispersed further west to Franklin County. Later parts of the family from sons: Thomas, John, Richard and Abraham moved on to Indiana.
- John(3): John, a Revolutionary War Veteran, had married his first wife, Rachel Kerr, in Ohio. He returned to Kentucky with his children to marry again, after the death of Rachel, to Mary Van Buskirk. They went from there, before 1809 to Indiana, early pioneers to the state, settling in Vigo County. John died there in 1820, Mary, some time later, before the 1850 Census.
- John(4): John, like his father, had married in Ohio. Listed in 1822 as one of the earliest property holders in Highland Township of Vermilion Co., IN, he died there in 1857. In the 1860 Census, his oldest living daughter, Sidney[t][c], who had married Absolum B. Carter in Vermillion County, was widowed, living there with two sons. In this same Township of Highland, were three siblings of Sidney: Lemuel or "Lemon", Hiram and Rebecca. Lemuel[t][c] and his wife, Susan English, an Indiana native, were living with James Gavin, Elizabeth and Sarah Hutsenpiller, and probably Susan's mother, Mary. Their only known child was an adopted daughter, Lilly Belle, not yet born. Lilly Belle would be the daughter of Lemuel's cousin, Franklin M. Chenoweth. Lemuel and Susan's relationship to these other youths in the home is not known. Next door to Lemuel was his brother, Hiram[t][c], and his wife, Sarah Jane Fennimore, who he married in Iowa, before returning to Indiana to raise a family. They are there with four children. Included is an adopted child, Sabrina Sanders, listed as Sabrina S. Chenoweth. She would die in May of this Census year. Curiously, Lilly Belle, who would live next door, would marry a boy named Frank E. Sanders. Whether Frank was related to Sabrina is not known. Hiram's sister, Rebecca[t][c], had married David Smith, Jr. in Vermillion County and was in the Census with two of their known sons. Rebecca's son David would live there for another 40 or 50 years.
- Isaac(4): John's half brother, Isaac Chenoweth, and his wife, Isabella, had died in Vermillion County, four years before the Census. Isaac had served in the War of 1812, and like his brother John, moved from Vigo County to neighboring Vermilion, to become one of its earliest property owners. His farm covered 300 acres, a mile west of Perryville. Three of his children, William, Mary Ann and Franklin, are found in Highland Township of Vermillion County with their cousins from John. William Chenoweth[t][c] had married Ferbia M. Goodman, the former Mrs. Craig, in Vermillion County, some eleven years before the Census. William was born in Indiana, and this is stated correctly in the 1850 Census, but the 1860 Census mistakenly gives Ohio. William and Ferbia are living with three childrenchildren, some 60 dwellings away from William's sister, Mary Ann[t][c], who had married there, Thomas Henry Smith, even earlier in 1844. Thomas and Mary Ann are there with three children as well, but Mary Ann is expecting in August. Thomas was the brother of David Smith, Jr. who had married Mary Ann's cousin Rebecca above. Twelve houses away is William and Mary Ann's brother, Franklin M. Chenoweth[t][c], and his new bride, Mary, who is given to be an Indiana native. They are expecting their first child in December. Mary would die soon after the 1870 Census, and Franklin's cousin, Lemuel, above, would adopt their future and last daughter, Lilly Belle. A fourth sibling, Ferdinand C. Chenoweth, had married his wife, Frances E. "Fannie" Lyons, in Vermillion County in 1857. They had moved off to Illinois after their son Freddie's birth in 1858, but before the 1860 Census.
- Thomas, Jr.(3): Thomas, Jr., the second son of Thomas, had settled in Franklin Co., OH with his brother Elijah. Both served in the American Revolution. Both had married Foster sisters. In fact there were many bonds between the Chenoweths and this Foster family of John Foster and Elizabeth Lewis. Cassandra, Tom's wife, ended up going to Indiana with some of her children after Tom died. She died in Vermillion County in 1850.
- John(4): John C Chenoweth, son of Thomas and Cassandra, married Elizabeth Foster, a niece to John's mother, in Franklin County. The family then moved to Darke Co., OH. Sarah Chenoweth[t][c], a daughter, married there, Philip Rarick, Jr., the son of Philip Rarick and Susannah Mikesell. Both Sarah and Phillip had red hair. So did all their children, and all but one were born in Darke County. But by 1853, the family moved to Jay Co., IN where the last daughter, Catherine, was born. They are found there in the Census. Four of their sons would serve in the Civil War. Sarah's sister, Rebecca[t][c], also married in Darke County, but after the birth of her first son in 1848, she and her husband, Thomas Royal, moved to Indiana. They are found in Tippecanoe County with six children in the Census. Living with them is Rachel's nephew, Levi Edmund Chenoweth[t][c], who would soon be off to the war. Levi's brother, John Thomas[t][c], was married in Darke County and studied medicine in Cleveland. He began his practice in Randolph Co., IN in 1860 and is found there, in the Census, with his wife, Hannah V. Miller, and their first son, Forrest. Both Levi and John Thomas were sons of Thomas Foster Chenoweth, who had stayed in Darke Co., OH.
- Rachel(4): Rachel[t][c], daughter of Thomas and Cassandra, had married Elijah Lowe in Ohio. Before 1827, she and Elijah moved to Vermillion Co., IN where Elijah died in 1857. But Rachel is found there, at age 66, in the Census, her grandson, Elijah Lowe[t][c], at age 18. On one side of her is Hiram Chenoweth, mentioned above, the son of her deceased first cousin, John. On the other side is her sister-in-law, Rachel Chenoweth, nee Perrin. Elijah's father, Benjamin Lowe[t][c], is in the same township, with his second wife, Rachel, and four children. With them are three unknown Talbert children. One could imagine them as somehow related to Rachel (her maiden name is unknown) either as siblings or children from a previous marriage. Another Lowe son, Joseph C. Lowe[t][c], brother to Benjamin, is also found in this township, with his wife, Matilda, and three children.
- Thomas, III (4): Thomas Chenoweth, III, son of Thomas and Cassandra, had also come to Vermillion County, but died there the year before the Census. Having come to Indiana before 1830, he served in between 1850 and 1851 as a member of the convention that amended the new state's constitution. As said, his widow, Rachel Perrin Chenoweth[t][c], is found living in Vermillion County with four children next door to Tom's sister, Rachel Lowe. Their daughter, Mary, had married in 1857, but had already gone to Iowa. A second daughter, Ruth[t][c], had married the previous fall to David G. Henderson and moved to Warren Co., IN, where they are found in the Census. A third daughter, Anna[t][c], had also married in Vermillion County, the previous year, and is found there with her new husband, Lewis Amsey Morgan, and their newborn daughter.
- Arthur.(3): For the most part the family of Arthur, the third son of Thomas, stayed in Pike Co., OH where the Thomas sons had first settled, crossing from Kentucky. But Arthur had a very large family and one daughter, Ada or 'Addie'[t][c], having married Charles Parnam Boswell in Pike County, is found with Charles and five children in Benton Co., IN in the 1860 Census. Next door is their son, Charles P. Boswell[t][c], and his wife, Elizabeth.
- Richard(3): Richard, the fourth son of Thomas, is the third of three third generation Chenoweths known to have gone to Indiana. The other two were his cousin Arthur and his brother John. It is believed that Richard and his wife, Martha Smith, died in Tippecanoe County, as they are buried there. Richard, born in Virginia, had served in the Revolution. He and his wife, Martha, had started their family in Virginia, moved with the other families of Thomas to Mason Co., KY and then Ross Co., OH where their last daughter was born before the turn of the century. Two of his sons, Thomas and Uriah, as well as Richard's grandchildren from another son and daughter, are found living in neighboring White and Tippecanoe Counties, in the 1860 Indiana Census.
- Arthur(4): Arthur died the year before the Census, in White County. His widow, Anne Warren[t][c], his second wife, had taken their youngest son, Isaac Newton, to Boone County. Isaac would die two years later in Kentucky fighting for the North. Isaac's half sister, Rhuama[t][c], and her husband, John Matthews, remained in White County, where they are found with five children. Two houses away is their daughter, Elizabeth J. 'Eliza' Matthews[t][c], who had married James K. Price. At this point they have two daughters. Living with Rhuama and John is her half sister, Lucinda Chenoweth[t][c]. Also living there is a Sarah Price, a presumed relation to John.
- Thomas(4): Thomas T. Chenoweth[t][c] and his second wife, Sally "Sarah" Steenbergen, are living in White County with the family of their son, Charles S.[t][c] Thomas is 73 at this point. Charles is there with his second wife, Elizabeth Schuetz, who he had married in White County, and four children. The oldest child was from Tom's first wife, Esther, an older sister to Elizabeth. Twenty-two houses away, another son, Peter H.S.B. Chenoweth[t][c], lives with his wife, Magdaline, a third Schuetz sister. They have two sons with them. The three Schuetz sisters were daughters of Anthony Schuetz, who had built the first mill on the Tippecanoe River. Between, three houses from Peter, is the oldest son, Ira M. Chenoweth[t][c], a half brother to Charles and Peter. With him are his wife, Elizabeth 'Eliza' Shoemaker, and five children.
- Hannah(4): Hannah, the oldest daughter of Richard and Martha died in 1847 and is buried in Tippecanoe County. She had married Joseph Williams. Two of her daughters are found married in the 1860 Census. Rebecca Williams[t][c] had married Levi Storm in Tippecanoe County in 1850. She, Levi, and their four year old son are found living in Sheffield Township. With them is a 17 year old boy, James Loney. Rebecca's sister had married Alfred H. Loney in 1834 in Ohio. Nothing is known of what became of them, but it is likely that James is a nephew. Also with them is a farm laborer, Royal Burns. Next door are other Storms, perhaps the brother and mother of Levi. Rebecca's sister, Emaline Williams[t][c], is in Wea Township of the same county. She is married to Allen DeHart. Living with them is their son, Lewis. Allen, like Emaline's family, had come to Indiana from Ross Co., OH.
- Uriah(4): At age 65, Uriah[t][c], another son of Richard and Martha, is also in Tippecanoe County. He had married his wife, Mary "Polly" Moore, in Ross County in 1826. By 1842, they had moved to Indiana. Found in the 1860 Census, in Tippecanoe County, with Uriah and Mary, are five children. Each of the three sons, in the home at this time, would serve in the coming Civil War. Uriah would die in Tippecanoe County in 1862, during their absence at the war. Uriah's son James[t][c] had married Jane Schuley in the county, but they are found in Warren County in the Census, with their newborn son, Frank. At this time, James is listed as a teacher. Later, he farmed. Living with them is a domestic, Ruth Shirely.
- Elijah(3): Like his brother Thomas, Elijah and his Foster wife, Rachel, had settled in Franklin Co., OH. Just one descendant of his line, a great grandson, Caleb Asbury Chenoweth[t][c], is found in Indiana during the 1860 Census. Caleb's parents, Richard Foster Chenoweth and Lucy Jane Brendenburg, had died in Indiana in 1857. His siblings were living with relatives in Illinois. Caleb is working at a hotel in Tippecanoe County, in the Census of 1860. He would die at the battle of Kensaw Mountain in Georgia, serving the North, four years later.
- Abraham(3): Abraham, the youngest son of Thomas(2), had stayed in Pike Co., OH, like his brother Arthur, after crossing the Ohio. None of his children are known to have gone to Indiana, but a number of grandchildren were there:
- William(4): William married in Ross Co., OH and died in 1833 in Kentucky, on a trip. After his death, his widow, Nancy Johnston, asked their son, Thomas J. Chenoweth, to find a new family home site. Thomas bought a farm near Williamsport, in Warren Co., IN. Thomas, his sister, Rachel, his brother, Isaac, and probably Nancy, all went there. In the 1860 Census, Thomas[t][c] is found with his wife, Lavina Christman, whom he married there, and five children, living in Liberty Township of Warren County. Next door is his brother, Isaac[t][c], and his wife, Sally L. Brier, and three children. Later in life Isaac and his wife would move to Missouri. Isaac's sister, Rachel, who had married Spencer Wilson in Warren County, had since moved to Iowa and remarried after the death of her first husband.
- Jacob (4): Jacob also married in Ross County and moved his family to Darke Co., OH. He died there in 1853. But his son, Thomas F. Chenoweth, went to Indiana, where he married in Tippecanoe County, Elizabeth Jane Foster[t][c]. Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Foster from Maryland. Thomas died three years before the Census, but in 1860, his wife and three daughters are found in Warren County. The brother of Thomas, John F. Chenoweth[t][c], also married another Foster, Clarissa, in Randolph Co., IN. Her relationship to Elizabeth is unknown. John, Clarissa, and five children are found in the 1860 Census in Madison County. Living with them is John's brother, Noah[t][c]. John would leave in three years, with his family, for Iowa. Noah would never marry, and would enlist in the Indiana Calvary, during the coming war. After the war, he returned to Indiana, and then, went to Kansas, where he hunted buffalo.
- John (4): John, like Jacob, lived and died in Darke Co., OH. His son, Abraham John Chenoweth[t][c], married in Randolph Co., IN in 1847 to Olive Henrietta "Celia" Harris, who had come with her parents to Indiana from Virginia. When he married, Abraham received 80 acres of land in Randolph County from his father, just across the border from Dark County, OH. Thirteen years later in the Census, they are found in the same county, Randolph, with four children. During his life he would add to his land here, until he eventually held 576 acres. He died at the age of 52 of typhoid fever.
- Amon (Page 592): Amon[t][c] (or Amos as given in the 1850 Census) was born in Pennsylvania in 1812. Genealogy of the several Chenoweth families that went to Pennsylvania is very sketchy, and Amon's link to them has never been found. He died in Warrick Co., IN in 1874. He was married twice, both times in Warrick County. His first wife, Anna B. Smith, the mother of their six children, died in 1852, ten days after the birth of their last child. Amon remarried the next year to Maria Meeks, the widow of Athe Meeks. They had no additional children, and in the fall of 1859, before the Census, she divorced him. In the 1860 Census, he is found in Anderson Township of Warrick County with three daughters; the other three children had all died young.
- Grace Chenoweth: A Grace Chenoweth [c] is found in Madison Township of Montgomery Co., IN. She is living with John Marker and family, as a domestic. Who she was is a mystery. There are no known relationships between the Markers and the Chenoweths. There are no other Chenoweth families found in Montgomery County. The only possible match in the database is Gracy Canpelan Chenoweth. Her father was Elijah Chenoweth(4) in the line of John(3) Thomas(2). Elijah, born in Ross Co., OH, died in 1834. What happened to his daughter Gracy is unknown. Of course, Grace Chenoweth, could be a widowed spouse of a Chenoweth, but again there are no matches in the database.
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