Chenoweth Family Timeline
Descendants of John Chenoweth & Mary Calvert
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- 1682 (circa) John Chenoweth is born, probablyn in Cornwall. Source of date unknown, taken from Cora Hiatt's account.
- 1687 Mary Calvert is born in Pennsylvania to Quaker parents.
- c 1703 John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert marry [maybe at the home of her uncle Valentine Hollingsworth]
- 1704 Baptismal record of William, s/o John at St. Ann's, Burlington, NJ
- 1706 Traditional date for the birth of John2, oldest son
- 1709 John Chenoweth wittnessed the will of Thomas Brock of New Bristol, Bucks Co., PA
- 1716 inventory of the personal estate of John Bowne mentions "a bond from John Chenoath to my uncle…….."
- 1722 Ruth born, the youngest child
- 1727 John, Sr and John, Jr. wittnesses to marriage at at the public Meeting house of Nottingham in Chester Co., PA
- 1730 John2 marries Mary Smith at St. John's Parish
- 1732 William3 first grandchild is born to John Chenoweth and Mary Smith
- 1733 Mary2 marries John Watson at St. John's Parish
- 1736 John, Sr. marries the widow Jane Wood in Baltimore Co., MD
- 1737 John, Sr., sons: Richard, William, and Arthur of age, taxed in Back River Upper Hundred, John, Jr. taxed in Middle River Hundred living on property of John Watson. John Chenoweth and his wife Jane file the administration papers for the estate of William Wood, Janes desceased husband.
- 1740 Arthur2 surveyed 43 acres,in Soldiers Delight Hundred, about a mile northwest of present- day Reisterstown. A patent was granted to him on October 7, 1741
- 1740 (circa) Chenoweths migrate to Frederick Co., VA.
- 1742 William2 marries Anne Polk? in Virginia
- 1743 William2 indentures for 100 acres of land, being part of a grant of 1315 acres previously patented to John Mills in 1735
- 1744 Martha, first child of Thomas Chenoweth and Mary Prickett born.
- 1746 John, Sr. dies leaving a will in Frederick Co., VA (finalized in 1752)
- 1746 Richard2 bought 100 acres of "Merryman's Addition" in Baltimore Co., MD
- 1755 John4, first child of the 4th generation born to William and Ruth
- 1765-1775Thomas family leaves Virginia for Old town in present day Allegany Co., MD
- 1770 Abraham last child of the 3rd generation born to Thomas Chenoweth and Mary Prickett
- 1771 John2 dies Frederick Co., VA leaving will
- 1772 William3 dies in Frederick Co., VA leaving will and 4 teenage children, William4 apprenticed to brother Absolom
- 1772 Absolom3 dies in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV) leaving 3 small children.
- 1773 Arthur3, youngest son of John2 marries Elspa Lawrence in Frederick Co., VA
- 1774-81 Revolutionary War - over 26 family members served
- 1778 Richard3 arrives with family in area of present day Louisville as member of George Rogers Clark's group
- 1779Jonathon Chenoweth, Jr. is born, start of the 5th generation
- 1780 Carter families, headed by James Carter III leave Winchester, VA to relocated in Washinton Co., PA
- 1781 Richard2 and son John3 die in Baltimore Co. within months of each other - Richard's remaining 5 sons are all alive.
- 1782 Richrd3 contacts to build Fort Nelson in Louisville.
- 1784 (circa) Arthur3 and sister Elizabeth Stuart arrive in Jefferson Co., KY. They are in the 1782 Census of Hamsphire Co., VA and Arthur is administer to Elizabeth's will in Jefferson Co., KY in 1786.
- 1785 William2 dies in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV) leaving will administered by son William. Son Joseph dies same year
- 1780s John, son of Arthur, resettles in Frederick co., VA from Baltimore startin the 2nd Virginia migration
- 1788 Thomas4 s/o Richard captured by Indians
- 1789 Chenoweth Massacre on the property of Richard Chenoweth on Chenoweth Run located about 15 miles south of Louisville, near Middletown ,Ky
- 1790 First US Census. In MD: 2 Arthurs, 2 Richards, Samuel, William and Frances, widow of John3 In KY (Mason Co:) John3, Thomas3, Richard3, William3, Elijah3 (Jefferson Co:) Richard3 & Arthur3
- 1790s Francis Haile Chenoweth takes family to Washington Co., TN
- 1790s Samuel Chenoweth joins his brother John in Virginia
- 1795 Treaty of Greenville signed, Thomas group crosses and settled in Ross Co., OH
- 1795 John4 bought 267 acres in Randolph County, VA on the east side of Leading Creek
- 1795 Thomas3 and Elijah moved on to settle in Franklin Co., OH
- late 1790s Sina Hayes Chenoweth remarried to Dr Evan Bane goes to Ohio
- 1800 (by)Edward4 relocates to Fayette Co., PA
- 1801Jonathon Chenoweth, Jr. is born, start of the 5th generation
- 1802Arhur2 dies in Baltimore Co., MD, the last of the 2nd generation. At least 5 of his 6 sons are living.
- 1803Richard3 dies in Jefferson Co., KY
- 1803 (by)Samuel Baxter and wife Sarah Chenoweth relocated to Cross Creek, Brooke Co., VA (now WV). Also settling here is Arthur Chenoweth, Sarah's brother.
- 1803 Thomas Chenoweth, son of William, Jr. migrates to Clark Co., OH
- 1805 Absolum Chenoweth, Jr. and Lydia Ross come to Kentucky.
- 1807 Absolom, s/o William(2), sells his land on Mill Creek and heads west via Washington Co., PA to Clark Co., OH
- 1810s John4 settles in Washington Co., IN
- 1810-1815 John4 s/o Arthur goes to Clark Co., IL. His brother Absolum probably went with him about this time. First Chenoweths to Illinois.
- 1810-1818 Some of the Carters from Washington Co., PA relocated to Knox Co., OH beginning their western movement.
- 1812 John3 s/o John4 dies in Hampshire Co., VA leaving will. Sons James, Absolom and Elias depart for Perry Co., OH.
- 1812-1813 Families of the two Williams leave Virginia [one on Mill Creek, the other on Back Creek] for Warren Co., OH
- 1812-14 War of 1812 - over 30 family members served
- ca 1813 Richard, s/o Arthur(2), leaves Baltimore for Knox Co., TN with the maid, Ellen Hammer. They marry there some 10 years later.
- 1819 (circa) William Chynoweth settles in Maryland from England. Family went to Ohio and Nebraska and sometimes spelled name Chenoweth. Earliest 2nd immigration of Chenoweths to America known.
- 1829 Henry S. Chenoweth marries in Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH
- c 1835Last Chenoweth male of JOhn(2) family in area of old Frederick Co., VA leaves for Illinois (family of James Bruce Chenoweth), leaving only daughter lines and the Arthur(2) lines of Chenoweths in this part of Virginia
- 1836 Robert5 relocates to central WV from Randolph Co.
- 1836-37 Ephraim B5 aand the Whitakers go to Morgan Co., IN. Gideon6 located in Iowa, first known Chenoweth
- 1836-37 Texas Succession - Hardin Thomas and John M. Chenoweth participate
- 1840William Thomas purchases land in Randolph Co., IN, beginning the formation of the Maryland branches related to Cora Hiatt in Indiana and their subsequent uinion with the Bowen family there.
- 1841 Gideon6 relocates from Iowa to Andrew Co., MO later to become DeKalb Co.
- 1843 Peter Chenoweth's great great grandfather sets sail for America for the 2nd time, landing in New York in Jan 1844
- 1845 Daniel6 becomes a pioneer of Madison Co., IA
- 1846 Lemuel6 build covered bridge across the Tygart River near Beverley
- 1846-48 Mexican War - 4 family members known to have served
- 1849 Justin5 arrives in the Dalles, OR. In the same year Francis A. Chenoweth also completes the Oregon Trail arriving at Fort Vancover having lost his wife to Cholera on the way. William5 s/o Abraham and Rachel dies in Salt Lake City, UT on the way to the gold rush. His brother Arthur makes it only to died the in 1850.
- 1850There are about 580 male Chenoweths now living, 542 of then are found in the first modern Census. In total numbers, there are 900 descendant Chenoweth families found in the Census numbering 4,749 people
- 1850 Nicholas and Osmund from Tennessee are found in Placerville, CA looking for gold.
- 1850sJohn, Jr4. sells his plantation in Berkeley Co., VA for Putnam Co., IN concerned over rising conflicts over slavery.
- 1856 Hardin7 is a riverboat Captain on the Columbia River.
- 1850-1885(circa) James Marelya and John Smith Chenoweth, brothers, operated a steamboat on the Mississippi called the James S. Chenoweth. Junius Brutus Booth, the father of John Wilkes Booth died on aboard in 1852
- 1860The 1860 Census finds 1,374 households and some 6,959 family members
- 1861-65 Civil War - over 375 family members served
- 1862Samuel Joseph Wing joind the Mormon Church and go to Salt Lake City.
- 1863 Edward Pugh6 taken as civilian hostage by Union forces. He dies in prison in Philadephia.
- 1870s Joel Chenoweth writes the first family genelogy study from Iowa.
- 1880 There are about 1,047 living male Chenoweths. 947 are found in the Census.
- 1883 Dr. Albert White Chenoweth is shot dead near Pineville, MO by Garland Mann, a saloonkeeper.
- 1885 (circa) John Charles Chenoweth immigrated from England via Canada, settles in Wisconsin other siblings went to Australia
- 1885 Garland Mann is lynched in Neosho by mob of Chenoweth relatives and friends.
- 1894 Alexander Crawford Chenoweth publishes a family genealogy on his branch,
"Genealogy Chart of the Chenoweth and Cromwell Families of Maryland" that he wrote in 1884
- 1898-1901 Spanish American War - over 45 family members served
- 1907 (circa) Beginings of the claims for Maryland leasehold claims which evolved to a lawsuit between Chenoweth heirs and the B & O Railroad.
- 1917-19 World War I - over 202 family members served
- 1922 Arthur L. Keith paper on Chenoweths presented at 8th Chenoweth Reunion in Elkins, WV. This was also the year that the Maryland Court of Appeals rejected the "Maryland leasehold claims" that had been pursue for about two decades.
- 1925 Cora Hiatt publishes "The History of the Chenoweth Family"
- 1930 There are about 1,818 living male Chenoweths. 1,403 are found in the Census.
- 1941-45 World War II - over 481 family members served
- 1950-53 Korean War - over 76 family members served
- 1962-75 Vietnam War - over 88 family members served
- 1982Dean Chenoweth, hyroplane racer dies on the Columbia River, Pasco, WA in Miss Budweiser.
- 1991 J. Richard's Buckey's book "The History of the Calverts who were Quakers" published
- 1994 Harris book: "The Chenoweth family in America" published
- 1996 Chenoweth website launched
- 1999 Kristen Dawn 'Kristi' Chenoweth wins Tony Award
- 2000 First National Chenoweth Reunion - Bowling Green, KY
- 2002 2nd National Chenoweth Reunion - Elkins, WV. Quarterly newsletter started.
- 2003 Online database updated for 10th time - 108,000 names
- 2004 3rd National Chenoweth Reunion - Beaverton, OR
- 2004 4th National Chenoweth Reunion - Baltimore, OR
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