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VOLUME 10 NUMBER 3 - SEPTEMBER 2011
EDITOR: PETER C. CHENOWETH - E-MAIL: p.chenoweth@comcast.net
WEBMASTER: JON D. EGGE - E-MAIL: jegge@chenowethsite.com

Fifty percent is not bad

The Chenoweth Site was launched in January of 1996. Within 2 months I had 20 signed-in cousins, not bad when you consider there was no Google and nobody knew who I was. Amazing to me, 11 of these stalwart cousins still have active email addresses. Here is the list of this hardy crew that stuck with me and helped form the nucleus of our journey:




[COAT-OF-ARMS] ITEMS IN THIS ISSUE

Time at the Top

[PETE]Peter Clinton Chenoweth, Chairman

With the sending of the next issue of the newsletter (Dec 2011) we will have completed our 10th year of publication. This was a project that was started with a hand-out at the 2002 Family Reunion in Beverly, West Virginia. As a means of communicating with those individuals who did not have Internet access, it started with just 6 pages. Though, even at that time I envisioned a quarterly product, there were many who felt we would not have enough information to do it even twice a year. In November 2002 we initiated an electronic newsletter and from that point on there has been no stopping it. We now average 25 pages a newsletter 4 times a year.

Ten years has been a long time to spear head any portion of the Chenoweth Family Association and both Jon and I would like to move on to other projects that need our attention. I am therefore asking for a volunteer to take over as Editor of the Chenoweth Family Newsletter. It is not a difficult job, creativity is the major requirement. All articles are already written by Jon, myself and other contributors. Anyone interested please contact me. My email is on the cover page.

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By the next issue details will be available for the next Chenoweth Family Reunion. A new website is in place for reunion data, registration forms will be available, details on the George Washington Hotel, A Wyndham Historic Hotel will be posted. Details which will include a family picnic and cookout, a car tour to include locations of the properties of our Chenoweth

[Hotel][Dining Room]

ancestors, several homes, places of worship, and burial sites. This looks to be a very exciting reunion so:


REMEMBER TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FUN
COMRADERIE OF THE 7th NATIONAL FAMILY REUNION
WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 25-29 JULY 2012




IN MEMORIAM HONOR ROLL

Every time I do one of these pages for the newsletter, I marvel at what we have done in building this database. It is always varied and inclusive of many different lines. If you hadn’t realized it, the format is always presented in tree order. This time there are John(2)’s children: William, John, Thomas, Richard, Absolom, Mary and Arthur, Richard(2)’s son John, Arthur(2)’s sons: Arthur, Jr and Richard, William(2)’s sons: William, Jr. and Isaac and Thomas(2)’s children: Sarah, Thomas, Jr., Arthur, Richard, Elijah and Abraham represented. That is 18 of the 32 known lines to present day of the five sons of John and Mary.

With thanks and appreciation to Dot Tucker-Houk of Maryland who makes much of this list possible each newsletter. We achieved a 94% identification of the SSA listings. Of the 138 not identified, 128 are female and a good many of these 2nd wives that we don't know about. We have 5 unidentified in the last three years. They are:

  • Lillian Marie Chenoweth b: Apr 07, 1924 d: Oct 07, 2009 SSA issued: WV res: South Tahoe, CA
  • Marie A. Chenoweth b: Aug 07, 1938 d: Oct 26, 2010 SSA issued: MO res: St Peters, MO, wife of John E
  • Jerry Murray Chenowith b: Apr 22, 1937 d: Apr 19, 2010 SSA issued: CA res: San Jose, CA
  • Betty L. Chaneyworth b: Mar 20, 1958 d: Jun 19, 2009 SSA issued: AR res: Carlisle, AR
  • Mary Chenoweth b: Jul 27, 1927 d: May 03, 2011 SSA issued: PA res: McClure, PA

age 91 - MARGARET JUNE WARD nee TALBOTT, was born June 22, 1918 in Berryburg, Barbour Co., WV, and died June 10, 2010 in Randolph Co., WV. She married November 25, 1948 WALDO TRIPLETT9 WARD (RAY8, CATHERINE7 CHENOWETH, JOHN KITTLE6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 21, 1914 in West Virginia, and died September 21, 1972.

age 70 - JUNE LORRAINE CHENOWETH nee BILYEU, daughter of RAYMOND BILYEU and MARGARET WHEELOCK, was born June 11, 1941 in Birchdale, Koochiching Co., MN, and died August 11, 2011 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. She married June 09, 1962 RICHARD ROLLIN 'RIC' CHENOWETH (JOSEPH EARL9 , ELIZABETH NANCY 'LIZZIE'8, LAFAYETTE D.7, ELIJAH H.6, JOHN I.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He was born February 05, 1940 in Birchdale, Koochiching Co., MN.

age 90 - HELEN MARIE9 MURRAY nee RATTRAY (WINNIE ETHEL8 MORGAN, CHAROLETTE SIMMONS7 CHENOWETH, GIDEON6, SAMUEL5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 27, 1920 in Mayville, Gilliam Co., OR, and died June 07, 2011 in Oregon. She married (1) WILLIAM DAVY July 19, 1943 in Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS. She married (2) JAMES E. MURRAY in Condon, Gilliam Co., OR.

age 72 - PATRICK BRUCE PERKINS10 CAWOOD (MARGARET LOUISE9 HOSKING, ISABEL 'BELLE'8 LAMONT, MARY CATHERINE7 SIMMONS, MAHALA6, CHLOE5 CHENOWETH, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 31, 1938 in North Bend, Coos Co., OR, and died June 11, 2010 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. He married (1) DIANNE ZARN May 05, 1961 in Vancouver. Clark Co., WA. He married (2) SUSAN ALENE SMITH December 01, 1982 in Clark Co., NV. He married (3) MARIANN STARK March 2003 in California.

age 79 - HELEN L. CHENOWETH was born June 20, 1932, and died July 26, 2011 in Oregon. She married August 28, 1973 JAMES LEROY8 CHENOWETH (LEAROY R. 'ROY'7, JACOB VAN METER6, JAMES HACKLEY5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) – [at this point we do not know Helen’s maiden name]

age 92 - HAZEL GERTRUDE CHENOWETH nee WIGGINS, was born November 14, 1918 in Arlington, Middlesex Co., MA, and died June 21, 2011 in California. She married HARRY JOSEPH8 CHENOWETH (HARRY JESSE7, WILLIAM THOMAS6, CASPER5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He was born April 18, 1918 in Grandview (near Round Butte Dam), Jefferson Co., OR, and died October 05, 2000 in Graton, Sonoma Co., CA

age 88 - ALVIN LINCOLN9 MATTOX (MARY FAYE8 CHENOWETH, JAMES SAMUEL7, WILLIAM6, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 17, 1922 in English, Crawford Co., IN, and died July 26, 2011 in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. He married PHYLLIS MARJORIE LIPPEATT. She was born May 22, 1924, and died January 20, 2008 in Indiana.

age 71 - EARL LEROY10 YOUNG (BLANCHE E.9 LOYD, MARY ELLEN8 CAYWOOD, JAMES SAMUEL7, MARY ELLEN6 CHENOWETH, ELIAS5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 12, 1939 in Ansley, Custer Co., NE, and died August 01, 2010 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. He married JOAN BOLLWITT August 14, 1959, daughter of JOHN and ROMA BOLLWITT – [This is a new branch added to the family from the marriage of Mary Ellen Chenoweth to Joseph Caywood]

age 73 - JOHN HENRY 'BUD'9 RIDEN (PAULINE M.8 CHENOWETH, EZRA WILLIAM7, MILTON ANDREW 'MILT'6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 21, 1937 in McDonough Co., IL, and died July 18, 2011 in Prairie City, McDonough Co., IL. He married (1) MARILYN J. PRICE. She was born August 02, 1939, and died September 25, 1996. He married (2) MARJORIE SERVEN December 05, 1998.

age 94 - OLIVE T. THOMSON nee HIPP, daughter of JOSEPH HIPP and ONA LEE, was born May 30, 1916 in Mountain Home, Baxter Co., AR, and died June 25, 2010 in Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. She married July 1941 MARLIN S.8 THOMSON (SARAH ALICE7 CHENOWETH, EDWARD WOODWARD6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He was born July 06, 1901 in Fulton Co., IL, and died 1965 in Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL.

age 55 - SCOTT11 CHENOWETH (ROBERT DEAN10, ROBERT WAYNE9, CHARLES FREEMAN8, JAMES HARVEY7, JOSHUA6, JOHN K.5, JAMES4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 14, 1956 in Jakarta, INDONESIA, and died August 11, 2011 in Belton, Bell Co., TX. He married (1) VIRGINIA A. KATTNER April 04, 1975 in Bell Co., TX. He married (2) LISA MARIE MOSS

age 75 - PATSY JOSEPHINE CHENOWETH nee POPHAM, daughter of WILLIAM POPHAM and TOMMIE HALE, was born January 04, 1936 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, and died August 04, 2011 in Texas. She married ALFRED HARVEY10 CHENOWETH (ROBERT WAYNE9, CHARLES FREEMAN8, JAMES HARVEY7, JOSHUA6, JOHN K.5, JAMES4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He was born February 22, 1932 in Laddonia, Audrain Co., MO.

age 86 - ROBIN DOOD EDMONDS was born November 23, 1923 in Washington, and died February 03, 2010 in Santa Clara Co., CA. He married October 15, 1950 in Los Angeles Co., CA, MARY JAYNE8 CHENOWETH (EARL BLAINE7, EZRA WILSON6, WILLIAM5, JAMES4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She was born September 07, 1918 in Franklin Co., OH, and died June 26, 1983 in Santa Clara Co., CA.

age 76 - BOB G.10 HUDGENS (VELMA L.9 NEWTON, CHARLES JEFFERSON8, MARY ELIZABETH7 RUSSELL, ELIZABETH ISABELLA6 HENRY, RACHEL5 CHENOWETH, NICHOLAS RUXTON4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 23, 1933 in Williamson Co., IL, and died November 23, 2010 in Marian, Williamson Co., IL. He married JEWELL ICE

age 91 - LUCY EVA9 TOUGH nee TUTTLE (CLARENCE WEBSTER8, WILLIAM HENRY7, HENRY6, SARAH5 CHENOWETH, JAMES FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 11, 1917 in Little Falls, Morrison Co., MN, and died April 07, 2009 in Minnesota. She married BYRON ELDON TOUGH, son of SAMUEL TOUGH and ANNA TUTTLE. He was born December 09, 1915 in Little Falls, Morrison Co., MN, and died July 1987.

age 94 - CHARLES HENRY CHENOWETH was born January 04, 1917 in Ramsey Co., MN, and died August 20, 2011. He married (1) MARGARET EVELYN RAFFTERY. She was born September 14, 1920, and died January 18, 2003 in Corpus Christi, TX. He married (2) FRANCES RANG April 08, 1989. – [Charles was the s/o Elizabeth Agnes Boudewyns, widow of MILROY MILTON7 CHENOWETH (JOSEPH HAMILTON DAVIESS6, THOMAS JEFFERSON5, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, JOHN1), born 4 years after Milton died]

age 87 - BETTY ROSE8 HILLS nee CHENOWETH (ROBERT GEORGE7, JAMES HARTSOCK6, JAMES5, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 31, 1923 in Marion, Grant Co., IN, and died May 03, 2011 in Houston, Harris Co., TX. She married (1) EARL MICKEL, JR. September 27, 1946, son of EARL MICKEL and HELEN LILLARD. He was born February 20, 1921 in Marion, Grant Co., IN, and died September 30, 1998 in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN. She married (2) JESSE M. HILLS February 23, 1975 in Harris Co., TX. He was born September 02, 1924, and died February 02, 1998 in Spring, Harris Co., TX.

infant - GRACIE JAYDEN12 ELLIOTT (ASHLEY11 CHENOWETH, PHILLIP CHARLES10, CHARLES ALLEN9, ALLEN LUTHER8, JAMES ALLEN7, GRAFTON WHITAKER6, EPHRAIM B.5, ABSOLUM4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 2011, and died June 04, 2011 in Louisiana, Pike Co., MO

age 96 - MARY JEAN8 STERLING nee MILLAR (JENNIE MELISSA7 AYE, ANNA ELIZABETH6 ASHBROOK, REASON WELLS5, THOMAS T.4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 15, 1914 in Denton Co., TX, and died September 23, 2010 in Texas. She married THOMAS HENRY STERLING. – [The placement of Reason Wells Ashbrook as the oldest son of Thomas Ashbrook is new to the database]

age 95 - GENEVIEVE8 COX nee SMITH (ALVIN FRANKLIN7, ALVIN FRANK6, MARY5 ASHBROOK, THOMAS T.4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 19, 1915 in Joliet, Will Co., IL, and died December 05, 2010 in Joliet, Will Co., IL. She married THOMAS COX. He died 1984 in Illinois. - [the marriage of Mary Ashbrook to Henry Alford Smith is new to the database]

age 85 - GLORIA RUTH CHENOWETH nee WILKER was born February 08, 1926, and died July 16, 2011 in California. She married July 30, 1961 in Lake Co., CA ARTHUR VERNON9 CHENOWETH (ROBERT STILLWELL 'BOB'8, WILLIAM LEWIS7, MATHIAS ROSE6, LEWIS ROSE5, JOHN4, ARTHUR3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

age 78 - JOHN OTTO9 GREASLEY (BESSIE FAY8 COUNTS, JOHN AUGUSTA7, MELISSA FRANCES6 CHENOWETH, HENRY5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born February 16, 1931 in Missouri, and died September 24, 2009 in Arapahoe Co., CO. He married Miss MOORE

age 73 - DAVID GEORGE9 BLAKESLEE (RUFUS DAVID8, NORA ANN7 COUNTS, MELISSA FRANCES6 CHENOWETH, HENRY5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born October 21, 1936 in Barry Co., MO, and died April 29, 2010 in Arcadia, Los Angeles Co., CA.

age 62 - EVERETT JOE9 CHINOWTH, JR (EVERETT JOE8, JOSEPH NEVINS7, JOSEPH NICKOLOS6, ARCHIBALD S.5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born June 15, 1948 in Los Angeles Co., CA, and died May 22, 2011. He married (1) MARY B. DALEY February 25, 1967 in Orange Co., CA. He married (2) TRUDY MARIE FLYNN November 22, 1975 in Orange Co., CA, daughter of WILLIAM FLYNN and DOROTHY SMITH – [SSA list is Chinoworth, but family used Chinowth on birth records, line is from Barren Co., KY acme to Tulare Co., CA in early 1900s]

age 56 - TIMOTHY CHARLES10 HUGHES (MARY LOUISE9 ATKINSON, ALICE ELIZABETH8 LOVE, EDNA MAY7 CHENOWETH, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN6, WILLIAM THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born December 27, 1954 in Colorado, and died June 29, 2011 in Decatur, DeKalb Co., GA.

age 81 - BERNICE MAE CHENOWETH nee CROSBY was born Abt. 1930, and died August 17, 2011. She married RICHARD F. 'DICK'9 CHENOWETH (RICHARD E.8, RICHARD THOMAS7, ARTHUR PHILIP6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) He was born April 26, 1927 in Baltimore City, MD, and died November 14, 2009 in Baltimore, MD. – [hopefully we will find Bernice’s DOB in a future SSA listing]

age 81 - IRVA CATHERINE CHENOWETH nee ROBESON, daughter of CHARLES ROBESON and EVELYN STARK, was born September 27, 1929 in Grantsville, Garrett Co., MD, and died June 30, 2011 in Randallstown, Baltimore Co., MD. She married December 26, 1955 ROBERT LEE8 CHENOWETH (HARRY RAYMOND7, ELI HINKLE6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) He was born May 17, 1923 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died April 25, 2004 in Westminister, Carroll Co., MD.

age 53 - JOHN LOUIS9 CHENOWETH (KENNETH PAUL8, LOUIS CASPER7, CASPER6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born January 26, 1957 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM, and died August 02, 2011 in New Mexico. He married BARBARA ANN POLKA June 05, 1988, daughter of ANDREW POLKA and ELEANOR KESKINEN.

age 89 - DONALD DORN 'DON'9 CHENOWETH (JEROME LEWIS8, CHARLES ARTHUR7, JOHN E.6, ISON5, EDWARD4, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born February 19, 1922 in Cheyenne, WY, and died May 30, 2011 in Union, Mason Co., WA. He married (1) LOIS MARVEL SEEMAN September 17, 1959 in Seattle, King Co., WA. She was born March 29, 1923, and died December 30, 1997 in Seattle, King Co., WA. He married (2) IRENE MARIE VAN DEKEERE May 08, 1971 in Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai Co., ID. She was born October 21, 1929 in Prairie Grove, CANADA, and died April 04, 2004. – [this is one of our assumed placements of John E.6 as Ison’s son]

age 57 - JOHN HOWARD9 LEWIS (HOWARD FREDERICK8, ALBERT FREDERICK7, CYRUS E.6, BRITTON5, MARY4 SCOTT, SARAH3 CHENOWETH, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born November 13, 1953 in Urbana, Champaign Co., OH, and died April 18, 2011 in Saline, Washtenaw Co., MI. He married PAM POLK – [John opened up the line of Mary Scott and James Lewis for me. We spent many an email discussing Thomas Scott, John helping me piece together fragments of this family. I was shocked and saddened to find that he had passed away. He will be missed.]

age 87 - DARRELD KENYON 'D.K.' CALKINS was born October 08, 1921 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK, and died September 08, 2009 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK. He married September 11, 1976 LOIS GERALDINE8 RADER (IDA JANE7 HAM, SARAH VIOLA6 CHENOWETH, RICHARD PRATHER5, JOHN C.4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) She was born May 08, 1924 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK, and died October 21, 2008 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK.

age 79 - DONALD EDWARD9 GREGORY (THOMAS O'NEILL8, IDA MAE7 SHRIVER, DANIEL R.6, JOSEPH M.5, MARTHA4 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born March 13, 1931 in Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR, and died May 01, 2010 in Stayton, Marion Co., OR. He married (1) PATRICIA LYNN MISHLER May 04, 1963 in Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR. He married (2) EVELYN - [Aviation Store Keeper Airman in 1952 aboard the U.S.S. Sicily during the Korean Conflict.]

age 81 - FREDERICK FRANK SCHOEN was born October 01, 1929 in Wellsville, Allegany Co., NY, and died October 23, 2010 in Stamford, Delaware Co., NY. He married CELIN YVONNE8 VAERNEWYCK (DOROTHY VICTORIA ZIONA7 CHENOWETH, CLARENCE PRENTICE6, GEORGE D.5, URIAH4, RICHARD3, THOMAS2, JOHN1).

age 90 - BROOKS NELSON BAKER, son of BYRD BAKER and MARDELLE HARRIS, was born May 07, 1921 in Chico, Butte Co., CA, and died August 13, 2011. He married MARILYN LEONE8 CHENOWETH (MERLE7, SIMEON6, HEZEKIAH5, JOHN FOSTER4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) She was born July 18, 1922 in Sacramento Co., CA, and died September 24, 1985 in Sacramento Co., CA.

age 89 - DELORES JEAN DIXON CHENOWETH nee WINGET, daughter of ELMER WINGET and VIRGINIA STRADER, was born February 19, 1922 in Columbus Franklin Co., OH, and died July 19, 2011 in Arizona. She married July 28, 1940 THURMAN WARD8 CHENOWETH (NORMAN WARD7, HOWARD GLEN6, JOSEPH HILL5, ELIJAH4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) He was born January 15, 1920 in West Jefferson, Franklin Co., OH, and died June 14, 2004 in Michigan.

age 90 - DORIS F. BORROR nee WEARS, daughter of WALTER and GERELLA WEARS, was born May 25, 1919 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, and died January 05, 2010 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She married ALVIN JONAS7 BORROR (ELSIE6 CHENOWETH, JOSEPH HILL5, ELIJAH4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) He was born January 07, 1914 in Ohio, and died April 14, 1995 in Orient, Pickaway Co., OH.

age 46 - KENNETH LEROY 'LEE'9 CHENOWETH, JR (KENNETH LEROY8, JAMES ABRAHAM7, JOHN ARTHUR6, ABRAHAM JOHN5, JOHN4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born April 29, 1964, and died September 09, 2010 in Arizona.

age 86 - GLADYS MARIE8 DANNAR nee CHENOWETH (DELNER WILLIAM7, JOHN WESLEY6, WILLIAM5, JOEL4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born March 01, 1925 in Gentry Co., MO, and died June 11, 2011 in near Oxford, Worth Co., MO. She married JOHN WILLIAM 'BUSTER' DANNAR April 05, 1941, son of CHARLES DANNAR and OPAL MILLIGAN. He was born July 31, 1919, and died October 01, 2007 in Worth Co., MO.

age 97 - ROBERTA IMOGENE CHENOWETH nee HIER, was born March 08, 1914 in Marceline, Linn Co., MO, and died July 02, 2011 in Florida. She married June 01, 1933 in Marceline, Linn Co., MO, JOHN RUSSELL8 CHENOWETH (CLARK BURRIS7, JOHN WESLEY6, WILLIAM5, JOEL4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) He was born January 14, 1915 in Marceline, Linn Co., MO, and died March 18, 1999 in Centerville, Montgomery Co., OH.

age 75 - DON ROGER9 CHENOWETH (JOHN RUSSELL8, CLARK BURRIS7, JOHN WESLEY6, WILLIAM5, JOEL4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born March 03, 1936 in Monmouth, Warren Co., IL, and died June 04, 2011 in Florida.

age 81 - DOREEN AGNES CHENOWETH nee BEALE, daughter of EDWARD and MARION BEALE, was born 1929 in Bethune, Saskatchewan, CANADA, and died November 25, 2010 in CANADA. She married RUSSELL ARTHUR7 CHENOWETH (CLYDE WAGNER6, JOEL5, JOEL4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1).

UNKNOWN LINES:

age 74 - WILMA JEAN (SHIVELY) CHENEWETH nee GRADY was born August 24, 1926, and died May 02, 2011. She married December 06, 1968 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA CHARLES IRVIN6 CHENEWETH (JAMES EDWIN5, EDMOND BOLES4, JAMES W.3, EDMUND D.2, THOMAS1 m: Ann QUIRK) He was born April 12, 1938 in New Mexico, and died December 19, 1996 in San Diego Co., CA.

in his 20s - KURT MAHLON6 CHENOWITH (MAHLON JOHN5, MAHLON FREDERICK4, CHARLES JOHN3, WILLIAM EDWARD2, THOMAS J.1 married Telitha BROWN) died August 09, 2011 - [hopefully we will find Kurt’s DOB in a future SSA listing]



A Window To The Past

Three of a vanishing kind: Each saw history unfold, but they say family is their greatest achievement
Source: Seattle Times.com – by Christine Clarridge (Seattle Times staff regporter) 17 Jan 2002

Three elderly men who share a room at a Shoreline nursing home, their beds lined up just a few feet apart, can tell some great war stories when they want to.

Eighty-seven year old William Chenoweth of Oregon, who retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel, was herded across the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines during the Bataan Death March. [William died 24 Jun 2004 in Seattle, WA. William Clement9s, Justin Alonso8, William Lewi7s, Mathias Rose6, Lewis Rose5, John4, Arthur3, John2, John1.]

Harold Ohannesian, 86, of California, who was a second lieutenant in the Army, was a spectator at the Nuremburg war-crimes trials in Germany.

And 96-year old Roy Dye of Idaho, a contract electrician for the Navy, saw the Japanese planes fly into Pearl Harbor, the pilots so close he could see their eyes.

These witnesses to history were brought together coincidentally as roommates in the Crista Nursing Home in Shoreline by illness, injury and old age.

They pass their days napping, reading mysteries, Westerns and history and doing crossword puzzles. Sometimes they argue about who deserves the bed by the window. Chenoweth has it now, but the others grouse that he doesn’t even open the curtains. When they talk with one another, it’s mostly chatter about their visitors, support for one another’s aches and their mutual distaste for the menu.

“I don’t particularly care for the food here,” Said Ohannesian, whose wife visits daily. “But I was always a picky eater.”

What are you taling about? It’s terrible! Terrible,! shouts Chenoweth, a widower, from his bed at the other end of the room.

They’ll tell their war stories when pressed, but they’d much rather talk about the fishing trips they’ve taken, the children they’ve raised, the grandkids they cherish and the day they met their wives.

“That other stuff doesn’t seem so important now,” said Dye.

“The thing a person can be proud of is the way they lived their life, the hopes they’ve had, the things they’ve done. The people they’ve loved,” said Ohannesian. “Those are the things that matter in the end.”

Seeing Irene, Goering

The son of Armenian immigrants, Ohannesian grew up in Fresno and attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a degree in engineering.

He was working for the city of Los Angeles when he was drafted into the Army in 1941. While on an evening pass in London one night, Ohannesian went to a piano concert. He sat next to a lovely English girl with light-brown hair and hazel eyes. Her name was Irene, and they talked about the music – it was Chopin – and the buzz bombs that flew overhead.

“I think it was love at first sight,” he said, “Yes. I do think so.”

In 1945, Ohannesian was stationed in Germany with the Engineering Aviation Headquarters Company. While there he attended the Nuremberg war-crimes trials as a spectator, sitting in a room with the likes of Field Marshal Hermann Goering, head of the German Luftwaffe.

“What I remember is watching Goering. He was in the first seat in the first row and he smoked and smiled with his neighbor in the next seat. That’s what I remember.”

When Ohannesian returned from the war, he and his bride settled back in California, where he worked for the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.

They had three sons. Two became architects and one became a maker of musical instruments. “There are some who say he makes the finest recorders in the world,” Ohannesian said.

Lena at first sight

Dye was born in 1905 to potato farmers in Idaho. He went to college for a year, but ran out of money and apprenticed himself as an electrician at a power company. I was highly skilled work.

“The meters had to be calibrated to two-tenths of one percent. It was very meticulous work,” he said. He was working at an electrical plant in Idaho when he met his wife, a young teacher who’d been recruited to teach at the local school.

“I saw Lena right away. She was a beautiful girl with light-brown hair that was golden in the sunlight. And I think she was attracted to me at the same moment because we became engaged just a few weeks later.”

The couple had two children, and Dye delighted in his role as a father. “That part of my life was a joy, raising those fine children,” he said.

Dye has his own shop when the government announced that the nation’s copper wire and conduit was needed for the military. That put him out of business, so he joined a larger company that was doing contract work for the Navy.

He and his family were sent to Hawaii, where he was foreman of a crew of seven journeymen and an apprentice. “We were working on a fascinating project,” he said. “We were building an underground plant to provide power to the islands.”

Dye said he was standing on a hill overlooking the harbor when the Japanese fighter planes flew by. “If I’d had a .45 with me, I could have taken one of those planes and my name would have gone down in history,” he said.

After the attack, his work was more needed than ever. “The islands were desperate for power and we worked hard because there was a sense that we were a part of history and there was a job to be done,” he said.

When he and his family returned to the mainland, they settled in Everett. After their son and daughter were grown, Dye and his wife built their retirement home with their own hands, bit by bit, investing $200 per paycheck in building materials.

Dye’s wife died three years ago on St. Patrick’s Day, but he still wears his wedding band. “It’s been on my finger for 72 years.”

The longest march

Chenoweth, the son of a sawmill worker, was 10 years old when he read a book about West Point and decided that’s where he was going. He worked hard, got good grades and scored high enough on the entrance exam to win a coveted spot at the academy.

“I went from an unpainted house in Oregon to West Point,” he said. There, he was captain of the tennis team and at the top of his class academically. When he graduated, he went on to earn his master’s degree in civil engineering at Berkeley. He then was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers.

While building a flood dam with the corps on the Ohio River, Chenoweth met a distant cousin [Ann Chenoweth Karraker9, Ann Lennox Stites8, Mildred Ann Chenoweth7, John Henr6y, Stephen Ross5, Absolum4, Absolum3, John2, John1] and fell in love. They married and had four children. “I think I was probably a bit too strict with them,” said Chenoweth. “But I was fair.”

While serving as an officer in the Bataan Peninsula, Chenoweth was among the 70,000 American and Filipino troops who surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942, and marched more than 60 miles across the island of Luzon with little or no food and water. Between 5,000 and 11,000 soldiers were estimated to have lost their lives on the march. Thousands more lost their lives in the prison camp where Chenoweth spent more than two years.

“The Japanese put their harshest men in charge and you can imagine the results,” he said. He escaped when the Japanese attempted to transport the prisoners in an unmarked ship that was hit by American torpedoes. As the ship sank, taking most of the prisoners with it, Chenoweth escaped over the side and swarm to shore, where he was aided by American and Filipino guerilla fighters.

He was taken by submarine to Australia, doctors there determine his back had been broken.

After Chenoweth retired from the Army, he embarked on a series of careers that moved him from Haiti to Pittsburg to Mexico.

“I’ve been everywhere. I’ve seen a lot of places. I just wish I had the energy to do it again.”

[While stationed at Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX from 1997-99, I had the honored privilege of meeting with William and his wife, Ann. – editor]



The Humpty Dumpty Principle

(by James H. Chenoweth)


I was conferring with Cecil, one of my deputy U.S. marshals, when a Territorial Police uniform came in, neatly wrapped around a tall, slim guy named Turk Mansfield.

"How'd you make out?" I asked, but I could already see he’d lost. Turk jerked his head toward the offices just above us in the Federal Building at Anchorage where the U.S. Attorney reigned supreme. "Bill says 'No dice!' on the perjury charge." Turk shrugged. "We figured it would go that way."

I clued Cecil in. "What Lieutenant Mansfield has is a statement made under oath by a tax assessor who was being investigated for taking bribes. In that sworn affidavit, he denied ever accepting anything of value from anyone to influence him in the performance of his duties.

“If he actually took something, isn’t that perjury, if he said it under oath?”

"I'll quote what he actually said under oath: - 'You guys keep talking about me taking stuff from people so I would lower their taxes. I’ve told you before and now I’m telling you again that I have never accepted anything from anyone for any reason at all.' Those were his exact words."

Turk picked it up from there. "Our investigation proved that he had accepted gifts from taxpayers. What we couldn't prove was that accepting those gifts influenced his official actions. Without that, we couldn't charge him with bribery. So our upper echelon wanted to charge him with perjury because he had lied under oath about never accepting anything from anyone.

"You'd better include this case in your next course on communication problems for cops," Turk suggested, pointing at me. As Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal in territorial Alaska, I had been working closely with Turk to train his agency for the transfer of police responsibilities when Alaska became a state.

"I'll make a note of it," and I did. I turned back to Cecil. "You need to remember this as well. The tax assessor couldn't be charged with perjury because the sentence in his sworn statement that started with 'I’ve told you before and now I’m telling you again' is a true statement. He did tell the investigators something. He didn't claim that what he told them was true, only that he had told them something. If he had left out those words, it might have been perjury."

"Sounds like a report I once wrote," offered Cecil. "You remember, Chief, - the one where I said the thief escaped capture by jumping from a twelve-story building and running away."

"Yeah, I remember. You forgot to say that what he jumped out of was a window on the ground floor."

Cecil grinned and rolled his eyes.

Turk shifted ground. "So what's new here? Have I interrupted something?"

I looked at the top document in the opened package in front of me. "Just got this from Ryan, our deputy in Cordova. Do you know anything about the Wilson sawmill there?" Turk shook his head.

"I was just briefing Cecil because Ryan may need some help. The sawmill owner is a fellow named, Walter Wilson. He was shot and killed there by an unknown assailant yesterday afternoon as Wilson sat at his desk. Plenty of suspects but no way to narrow them down immediately. A bullet from a handgun entered Wilson's forehead and exited at the rear of his upper neck. Ryan tracked the bullet and preserved it. No sign of the gun yet. Time of death is uncertain. Doctor Knowles, who was called to the site, said the sawmill was extremely hot with a lot of machinery in operation, and that would throw measurements of body temperature off somewhat."

"How was the murder discovered?" Turk asked.

"Various workers saw Wilson return to the mill after lunch. No one admits seeing him alive after that. A foreman found him around four o'clock when he went to make his final report. 'Old Williwaw' had been writing a letter and after he was shot, he just slumped forward and died. His desk was at one end of a long room, used partly for files and storage. It was at the far end from where the single door opened into the room. Apparently being there gave Wilson some sense of privacy, and no one bothered him there unless it was important."

"Old Williwaw?" Turk was both amused and curious.

"Yeah, but no one called him that when he could hear them. You know what those williwaw winds are like, Turk. Sudden, gusty, erratic and violent. That was Wilson, and that's why a lot of people didn't like him. He was a very intelligent, quick-thinking kind of a guy, but he had a lumberjack streak that was always close to the surface. Smooth and suave one minute, rough and brutal the next."

"Brutal? To whom?"

"Ryan says just about anyone who crossed him. Not long ago, he mixed it up with a kid in his lumber yard named Gene Wray. Belted him pretty badly and the kid stumbled back against a saw rig. Lost two fingers off his hand, which was pretty rough because he had hoped to be a pianist. His father filed a complaint but the U.S. Commissioner ruled that it was an unfortunate accident."

I hunched my shoulders. "Probably was, though the Commissioner might simply have wanted to avoid making an enemy out of Wilson."

"What about that timber cruiser, Jenson?" Cecil reminded me.

I turned back to Turk. "Jenson claimed that Wilson was short-changing him on the board-foot count of his logs. Made a public issue of it. Shortly after that, Jenson was found behind a lumber pile with a shattered leg. He left town without explaining what had happened but everybody figured Wilson had done it."

Cecil broke in. “Jenson drifted into Seward and then moved down the Kenai peninsula. Nobody was tracking him at the time but everywhere he went, he mouthed off about Wilson. People remembered him and his cane, since he couldn't walk without it."

"Any idea where he is now?"

Cecil shook his head. "No. Jenson dropped out of sight a few months back and as far as we know, he hasn't surfaced since."

"Well, that's the rough and brutal," said Turk, after a pause. "How about the suave and smooth?"

I pulled a Polaroid from the folder and passed over. "Here's what he looked like after he was shot. Not pretty now, but before that he was pretty handsome. Maybe not Errol Flynn or Tyrone Power, but for the ladies in Cordova, he was Hollywood in their dreams. One who dreamed was Lillian Knowles, or at least that was true until her father caught them entwined on the beach under the docks."

"That would be Doctor Knowles? What happened then?"

"According to Lillian, nothing. Her father pulled her loose and then just stood there, staring down at Wilson for a long time. Finally, without saying a word, he took Lillian back to their house. Nobody ever saw her with Wilson again."

"Any other possibles in the suave and smooth category?" asked Turk.

"Probably too many. However, Ryan told us there was one woman who was so serious about Wilson that she broke off with her husband. When Wilson heard that, he dropped her like a hot potato. Eventually, she went back to her husband and they patched things up. He’s still one of Wilson's foremen, a timber pusher named Halliwell. He's the one who found Wilson dead."

Turk perked up. "Halliwell? Not Brandy Halliwell, by any chance?"

"His first name is Randolph, if that's any help."

"Well, well! I wondered what had happened to that loving couple. They showed up at Circle Hot Springs some time back but the Mounties at Whitehorse had alerted us and after I had a little talk with the Halliwells, they went elsewhere. They had a record for running a scam where she charms a man into a compromising situation and then he walks in, threatening all kinds of lawsuits unless the sucker empties his wallet."

"Hey, Turk!" I raised my hands. "Whoa! I think we've all heard of the badger game. Do you think they tried that on Wilson?"

"Don't know, but probably not if Halliwell was still Wilson's foreman." He ran a hand back through his close-cropped hair. "Got anything else? Was Wilson carrying a gun?"

"No, - and no weapons in the desk drawers. So far, Ryan doesn't have much but he's busy running down a few unlikely leads. One being the possibilty that Jenson had been in town. Whoever saw him wasn’t too sure it was Jenson because the person he saw walked without a cane.And there is this."

I slid a photocopy of a letter across to Turk.

"I told you Wilson had been writing a letter when he was shot. The bullet track confirms that his head was lowered at the time. That's a copy of the letter. You can see how suddenly it ended. He must have felt pretty safe with whoever was standing in front of his desk."

"How do you figure that, Chief?" asked Cecil.

"Well, if you thought you were in danger from someone, wouldn't you be watching that person carefully? Instead of finishing a letter?"

(Concluded next issue [part II])


Contributors: Dandy Don and the Clymers
(29th Installment of a series)
by Jon Egge

The 43rd cousin contact for me was Donald J. Smith of Emporia, KS. Don sent me the Downing-Clymer study done by Zelma Semple Stoddart. This large study started us down the road with the Downings. And though some of the information of Timothy Downing has proved a bit off, the story of Emilia Downing and her family with Samuel Clymer was a rich detail of their descendants spread out in Kansas. Don’s generosity in sending me this notebook study was a real act of generosity, one of several that early cousins sent help boost the database numbers quickly.

Emilia was a widow for 48 years, her husband Samuel, dying at the age of 28 leaving her with 5 children in Hancock Co., OH. In the 1860’s, just after the Civil War, Emilia took her family to Morris Co., KS where it blossomed. They all married, the three daughters, Mary Elizabeth to Ezekial Alpheus Edwards in Hancock Co. just before the migration to the Sunflower State, and after their arrival in Morris Co., Jane to Perry Franklin Radenbaugh, and Melvina Alice to John Russell Horner, who had also immigrated from Hancock Co. The two sons like most males, married later, Albert Jefferson Clymer to Elizabeth Nancy Ramsey and Paoli Samuel Clymer to Harriet Luella 'Ella' Walters. I don’t think the Clymer name survived, there was only one grandson born that lived to adulthood, but the daughter lines lead us to a panoply of names. There were 35 named grandchildren, 25 of them married:

I have been contacted by 14 additional Clymer descendants over the years, from Kansas to Alaska, since Don first contacted me in 1996. Thank you Don for allowing me to include this fine legacy in the database.

EMILIA5 DOWNING (JOHN4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born October 30, 1823 in Pike Co., OH, and died January 02, 1901 in Clements, Chase Co., KS. She married SAMUEL CLYMER December 31, 1844 in Hancock Co., OH, son of CHARLES CLYMER and MARY FISHER. He was born November 17, 1824 in Fairfield Co., OH, and died September 01, 1853 in Benton Ridge, Hancock Co., OH.

Children of EMILIA DOWNING and SAMUEL CLYMER are:

  1. MARY ELIZABETH4 CLYMER, b. March 03, 1846, Hancock Co., OH; d. January 03, 1922, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. EZEKIAL ALPHEUS EDWARDS, September 30, 1866, Findley, Hancock Co., OH; b. May 24, 1844, Hancock Co., OH; d. November 09, 1923, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.
  2. ALBERT JEFFERSON CLYMER, b. January 25, 1848, Hancock Co., OH; d. May 06, 1930, Council Grove, Morris Co., KS; m. ELIZABETH NANCY RAMSEY, July 04, 1881, Emporia, Lyon Co., KS; b. January 23, 1862, Parkerville, Morris Co., KS; d. May 19, 1941, Council Grove, Morris Co., KS.
  3. JANE CLYMER, b. August 22, 1849, Findlay, Hancock Co., OH; d. August 24, 1882, Clements, Chase Co., KS; m. PERRY FRANKLIN RADENBAUGH; b. September 03, 1846, Fairfield Co., OH; d. November 15, 1927.
  4. PAOLI SAMUEL CLYMER, b. March 19, 1851, Hancock Co., OH; d. July 29, 1924, Kingman, Kingman co., KS; m. HARRIET LUELLA 'ELLA' WALTERS, January 04, 1887; b. January 07, 1868, Cridersville, Auglaize Co., OH; d. September 25, 1938, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
  5. MELVINA ALICE CLYMER, b. March 28, 1853, Benton Ridge, Hancock Co., OH; d. April 26, 1946, Elmdale, Chase Co., KS; m. JOHN RUSSELL HORNER, December 24, 1872, Morris Co., KS; b. July 04, 1839, Hancock Co., OH; d. June 14, 1915, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.

COMMENTS FROM THE CLAN

(The following e-mail was received from a member of the family with regards to the reunion. Comments, articles, questions and other items for this newsletter are always appreciated. - editor)

Hi All.

The latest issue of the AARP magazine has a short article titled "The Good Life For Less". In it is a blurb on Winchester, VA.

September 13, 2011
Dick Buchanan

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[at the wall]Cousin Jon,

Do you remember contacting me 5 years ago about a gentleman named Bruce Swander who was trying to reach me about getting mybrother's name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Well, we got it done. We got his name engraved this year and my brother Mike and I (and our families) went to Washington DC for the special Memorial Day event.

You should feel a little satisfaction in getting this accomplished because you connected Bruce Swander to me. Also attached please find a photo of Mike and me along with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and his assistant at the wall.

29 Jun 2011
Roger Daniels






Wow, what a super picture. You must have been thrilled by these events. I do take great joy in my small part in this. – Jon Egge.

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Mr Egge, Did you ever get a facebook website going? I think it would be good if it could be done.

23 Aug 2011
Ada Warren

Not I, I don’t have any time, but there is a Chenoweth page there and Pete checks it. The next comment was taken from that page.– Jon Egge

http://www.facebook.com/ally.egge#!/groups/56941533897/

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Hi. I'm from the Ohio Chenoweth line that supposedly began there about 1811 with William S's move from VA. My father left in 1930's and the rest of my generation and the next has scattered about plenty. I believe these placements of William S. and of James are pretty certain now. The Chenoweth genealogy has been very well done! Thanks to Peter, Jon, and all!

JOHN(2)JOHN(3)WILLIAM S(4)JAMES 'Lewis'(5)WILLIAM HUGH(6)HUGH NELSON(7)Glenn J. Chenoweth (8) William Nelson Chenoweth (9) Anne Wendy Chenoweth Rayfield (10)

1 Aug 2011
Wendy Rayfield

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Pete, By chance I came across the Chenoweth newsletter and the “Love Story” article. Louisa was my Grandmother Margaret’s sister. I have a complete genealogy of the Simpsons as part of the media collection for a film I am producing called “Americana in North West China” about the life and times of my Great Grandfather William Wallace Simpson. Attached is a phot of Louisa as a baby, must be 1898 or 99.

9 Aug 2011
John William Weiss

[the Simpsons]

It is always a pleasant surprise to hear from individuals that I am directly related to. Thank you for the photo and hope to hear more from you as your project continues to develop. – editor.

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Thanks Jon! Fascinating DNA story! And I loved the pictures.

7 Mar 2011
Ken & Dianne Skidds

I too enjoyed Pete’s family picture. It made me realize how much he looks like his maternal grandfather. Like Pete I have a lot of my mother in me, but in my case she was the Chenoweth. Besides, I have something very nostalgic for pictures in the 1940s as they remind me so much of my boyhood and my grandparents, black and white, plain and simple – Jon Egge.

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Bob & I were based at Colonial Downs Race Track, New Kent, VA. New Kent was founded in 1654 & is where Martha Danridge was born (1731- 1802) She married Daniel Custis in 1749. One prominent son was John Parke Custis. He married Eleanor Calvert and they had 4 children. Daniel Custis died in 1757, in 1759 Martha married Col. George Washington. George adopted her two children, John "Jack" and Martha "Patsy". The 2 youngest children of John's, Eleanor Parke Custis and George Washington Parke Custis were raised by their grandmother and step grandfather at Mt. Vernon.

I went to church one Sun. at St. Peter's Parish Church where Martha was married both times. The church was built in 1701-03. The ushers seat you then close the door at the end of the pews. Some of Martha's family tombstones are behind the church. It's also believed Letitia Christian was baptized here. Wife of Pres. John Tyler. There were numerous Christian stones in the cemetery.

I love your newsletter, Jon. Hope to make a Chenoweth gathering soon.

24 Jul 2011
Polly Bolieau

Trip notes: I do not think there is a connection to the Chenoweths in this. I rented a car and drove to Joppa, Md. I couldn't find anything in Joppa at all. Joppa & Joppatowne are all together and in the county of Harford. I went to the county seat (Bel Aire) historical society & spent 5 hours. They didn't recognize grandpa John at all, but started with his son, John. Of interest, but I don't know where it fits with our branch was an indenture made 10-8-1847 between Francis & Susannah Stover & John & Sophia M. Chinworth for $900. a track of land near the Upper Cross Roads (there is a small town on current map) in Harford Co. called Summer's Dear Park. Cemetery on the land for use of heirs of Jacob Stover & to be available for same. Also a road to be made, maintained and available to John Chinworth's heirs leading from Upper Cross Roads to Webbs Tavern. Road to be a width not to exceed one porch.

This John (Susannah was his sister) was the s/o George Chenoweth. We believe that George was a grandson of Richard Chenoweth, but we do not know by which of Richard's many sons.

Also, an Inquistion over the body of Richard Chinoeth 10-22-1841. Justice of the peace, after questioning 5-6 males (none with Chinoweth name) determined death by accident; falling from a fence. Does not say this was a child or not, but there is a possibility and witnesses could have been too. (Showing off walking a fence?)

I am not sure which Richard this was, most probably the husband of Kezia Coe. We do not know his parents.

James Baker re-surveyed the Gunpowder Manor in 1785 for 3 pounds 15 shillings.

I did find some interesting info regarding the manors and Gunpowder Manor. A manor is a small colony; self-governed and self-sufficient. The parcels were leased to tenants for 21 years or "3 lives" by permission of Lord Baltimore's agent. They were to .....

The only thing I found was a highway marker indicating the Gunpowder Manor in Baldwin. After I had left the area my sister gave me the obit of Elmer Haile, Jr. indicating he had lived in the Gunpowder Manor in Hydes, Md. Do you know if this manor was built by John Chenoweth (1682) or how old it is?

The Chenoweths had no part in Gunpowder manor… See link -Jon Egge

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Hi:

We are visiting Baltimore and I will shortly be going to the Historical Society. I want to find the original church where John and Mary Calvert were married but nobody knows where St. Georges parish is at. I am assuming the Gunpowder Manor near Joppa is the original house. The Calverts were Catholic---were the Chenoweth's? Also related to royal family---does that make us?

I am actually in Baltimore today. I will be going to the Historical Society. I tried to look up St. George's parish, but nobody knew. I would have liked to find the original church, original house, etc. The Gunpowder Manor is way out in the country near Joppa if in fact that is where John and wife Mary Calvert were. Was the original family Catholic or turn Catholic or ?.

29 Jun 2011 Mark Chenoweth Well some of this is mixed up. This is all I can say about Gunpowder manor from the site:

http://www.chenowethsite.com/chenback.htm#gun GUNPOWDER MANOR

(Paraphrased from research by Elmer R. Haile, Jr., of Maryland with thanks)

Cora Hiatt said that John Chenoweth located on a tract of land of some 7,600 acres in Baltimore Co., MD near Joppa on the Gunpowder River called "Gunpowder Manor". This tract of land, actually 7,269 acres, belonged to Lord Baltimore. Laid out in 1683, (about the time of John's birth) it stood as a wilderness for almost 40 years, used for hunting, by Indians and settlers alike. It was located between the present towns of Glen Arm and Baldwin, in Baltimore County, north northeast of the City of Baltimore. In 1716, Lord Baltimore sent out surveyors to establish boundaries, and in 1720, he began leasing these lands to others. The name of John Chenoweth, nor of any Chenoweth, does not appear on the lease rolls. It is certain that John Chenoweth, never had a "manor" of any sort on this tract of land.

There is one actual citation of land in Gundpowder given in Cora's book on page 28 of a 175 tract (Liber A. L. No A folio page 514) which she says was sold by a Thomas Chenoweth. This Thomas had married Rachel Moore and was the son of John(2). Rachel's grandfather, James More, Sr. was the steward for Gundpowder Manor. The citation is not a sale, but a recording of a mortgage for monies owed Thomas by his brother-in-law, Groombright Bailey, who had married Mary Moor, the sister of Rachel. The 175 tract itself was under lease by Groombright Bailey. Since Thomas did not cite this mortgage or debt in his 1780 will in Virginia, it is likely that the debt had been repaid or forgiven. All the properties of Lord Baltimore were confiscated by the State of Maryland and this particular tract was sold at auction in 1785, an interesting footnote to the whole mistaken premise of Cora regarding the Chenoweths and Gunpowder Manor.

John Chenoweth (2nd gen) m: Mary Smith in St. John's Parish, Baltimore Co., MD as did his sister Mary. Arthur Chenoweth was a vestryman in St Thomas Parish. Don't know a thing about St George. They certainly were not Catholic. The official church in Maryland before the Revolution was Anglican. Most Baltimore area Chenoweths became Methodist Episcopalian. – Jon Egge

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Dear Jon, I just shed some tears while reading the June newsletter, re: the Ashbrook memoir, found to be handwritten in 1871. My father's line came from the same Rev. Levi Ashbrook, who married a Mary Chenoweth. As the only Ashbrook son of a man who committed suicide, and only nephew of a paternal uncle who did the same a few years later, my father sired only 3 girls, thus ending his branch of the family tree.

My father was diagnosed as bipolar, and had several episodes of deep depression, near to suicide. I've such a yearning to try to piece together any continuity of choices and consequences down through the generations, knowing that short of God Himself, no one will ever know the whole story. But just to have another glimpse of this puzzle's elements is, to me, grace beyond expectation. Thank you, so much, for the time and effort you and others have invested in your research. I am blessed to be a part of it!

18 Jul 2011
Nancy Hoxworth

Well I feel the Ashbrook genealogy quite extraordinary and the Rev. Eli helped to preserve it. But that the male surname ends somewhere does not at all end the family genealogy, it is still family you just have to work on it a bit harder to keep it together. After all, I am an Egge and yet very much a Chenoweth and the Ashbrooks are a daughter line through Mary and very much Chenoweth. (I would like to get your mother's name for my file and I guess I am missing a sister). No thanks needed for our efforts, we are having immense fun just doing this. As for you father being bipolar, I share your burden as one of my daughters is bipolar and we struggle each day to try to help her find her way. The life God gives us is not always easy, but there is always a path ahead and joys along the way. All my best.- Jon Egge

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Thanks for all your hard work on tracking this wealth of knowledge down for all of us, and I enjoy the newsletter.

17 Jul 2011
Shawn Tueyr

Thanks Shawn. The Tuey line from Hester Briscoe is a fine branch of the tree. – Jon Egge.

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Thanks so much for the newsletter. I enjoy it greatly and marvel at the work you guys put into it. I really appreciate getting it. I would like to ask to you change my email address in your data base to…… I have changed my name back to my children's name and have been making changes as needed. Hope all is well and would like to say thanks again.

9 Jul 2011
Linda Inskeepr

Sorry that you have had some travail. Glad though that you are enjoying our efforts, we certainly enjoy hearing from all the cousins. Quite a family. Thanks too for keeping the link. – Jon Egge.

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I thought I should let you know that John Lewis passed away on April 18, 2011. He enjoyed keeping up with family ties.

1 Jul 2011
Pam Lewis

Pam I am so saddened to learn of this and extend to you my condolences. I never knew he had cancer. A terrible bane on us all. John opened up a significant line of Lewis descendants of Mary Scott and James Lewis. I shall always treasure the help he gave me. I am also sorry he never had time to extend this to his more immediate family. So much is lost. Luckily I found his obit and so I now have some of this. But my very best to you – Jon Egge

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Sorry to report that my aunt, Helen Marie Rattray Murray, died on June 7th. We had a service here in Salem and a graveside one in Condon. I could send you the eulogy if you're interested. She led an amazing life. Thanks for all your efforts. I went to my 50th high school reunion last summer and had a great time. 30 Jun 2011
Greg Nelson

I found the obit….Strangely in a very long obit neither husband was mentioned. It looks like I should add her to our war service page. Sorry for your loss. – Jon Egge.

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I looked on the Chenoweth Website to see if you have a place to look at old newsletters but could find none. I am looking for the FIRST INSTALLMENT of Reverend Eli Ashbrook. Is it possible for you to send me the newsletter that has that first installment about him? I would so appreciate it. His father LEVI ASHBROOK & MARY CHENOWETH were my 6x great grandparents.

30 Jun 2011
Donna Estes

There is a menu for the newsletters. This is the article you are looking for

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How timely to receive this email. I just returned from a wonderful visit to Elkins to see my close kin on my Mother's side (I come down through John's line and I'm #1123 in your records). I took a lot of photos of Chenowith graves from several cemeteries around Elkins. Do you have a place or a page for them or do you just recommend I put them on Find A Grave or some other general website?

Thanks, and thanks for all your work on the Chenoweth website. I love it!

29 Jun 2011
Cathy S. Madsen

Best thing to do would be to upload them to the appropriate pages on find-a-grave. We don't have a picture webpage as of the moment. It all starts here

PS: There is so much work to be done here to link all these people together. It would be great ti have some one pursuing this... If you are interested and don't know how to do this, let me know. – Jon Egge.

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Thank you so much for all that you do. I haven’t done much with the genealogy work in some years now, but I hope to get back at it again when my job changes. In the meantime, I appreciate the newsletters, so keep ‘em coming.

29 Jun 2011
Stacy Ryerson

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Thank you for the newsletter and especially for all of your hard and faithful work in corralling the Chenoweth family "cats" . . . it certainly must seem like corralling cats a lot of the time no matter how fascinating you have found it.

I need some advice on what info you need and how to put it together to be most helpful to you in updating my particular part of the Chenoweth family history. We have had some marriages (and a divorce) and grandchildren . . . but no deaths yet that I know of since we last updated maybe a dozen years ago. I am, in fact, the only Cheoweth still living in our (John 2's) 8th generation.

I am a little confused about what information is really needed for an accurate record; therefore, I would like some guidance in this area. Here is my line if that is sufficient to help you help me get this info all together and returned to the appropriate person . . . probably you.

John 1, John 2, William 3, William 4, John Hackley 5, Robert Atkinson 6, Robert Ross 7, I. Delbert 8, Geo. Robert 9, Geoffrey Brandon 10, William 11.

I assume that I also need to provide names, birthdays (and death if applicable), marriage dates, births, places of birth, marriage, deaths, burial location, etc., of all related people, but not previous generations unless they are also Chenoweths.

I hate to bother you with this, Jon, but you have put so much of your life, love, and dedication into trying to bring order to this project, that I would like to help with my family info, if possible.

BTW, I was recently in Cornwall visiting distant Chenoweth family members, and I ran into a guide in one of the National Trust houses who was a retired historian. The subject of the Domesday Book came up, and I couldn't resist telling him that I was of Cornish ancestry and that our name, Chynoweth, was in the Domesday Book. At that point he reached into his coat pocket and brought a slightly warn piece of paper with the following on it:

"Part of Anthony Chynoweth's Inventory 1609

Transcript with modernszed spelling, capitalisation and punctuation, and abbrreviations extended.

The true inventory of all the goods and cattle of Anthony Chynoweth of the parish of St. Martin in Meneage in the county of Cornwall, gentleman, deceased. Viewed and appraised by Anthony Roskruge, gentleman, of the parish of St. Anthony in Meneage, Thomas Edwards of the parish of Uny Lelant, gentleman, and John Trevesa of the aforesaid parish of St. Martin, yeoman. The seventh day of February Anno Domini 1609."

There was a list of many articles along with their appraised value (in 1609). I think I was more impressed by this serendipitous experience than I was being at Windsor to see the Queen and the Garter Ceremony . . . but both experiences made our recent trip exceedingly special.

Thank you again for your faithfulness to this family history. Hoping to receive some useful advice as to info needed and who may be managing it now if you have passed the project on to someone else.

29 Jun 2011
Bob Chenoweth

Thanks for the kind words. I believe this will of Antony is posted at the site

Nice to hear from you. Sounds like you had a great trip

Here is the stuff I have in your immediate family: Maybe it will give you an idea of what I have and what is missing. Yes full dates and their places for births, deaths, marriages. We do include parents of spouses, military war service and places of burials as bare bone stuff.- Jon Egge

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Jon, hope all is well. I was wondering if you would please email me the newsletter that you sent today again to me. I accidently deleted it.

29 Jun 2011
Ken Neundorf

On the way . . . – Jon Egge.

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I really enjoy your newsletter. I just read through the new one and was looking for a George W. Chenoweth born Dec. 14, 1802 .......don't know where he was born but he died on Nov. 5, 1885 in Camden county, Missouri. That is just about 100 miles from us and I was surprised to hear there is a Chenoweth grave yard there. Only 5 graves there and only 2 can be identified presently. George was apparently a military man as the legend on the stone reads. “He has gone on the last lone march. to the land where nevermore shall the bugle sound reveille, or the dreadful canon roar. he who for his country falls dies not, but liveth evermore.” However he apparently he did not die in battle as he owned several hundred acres in Camden county when he died in 1885. My husbands’ line is from Arthur and was wondering if he was on our branch of the tree? Thanks for all the good work you do.

29 Jun 2011
Phyllis Chenoweth

You found an interesting character in the family, George Washington Chenoweth, s/o Richard s/o Arthur - a 4th generation Chenoweth. Actually this George was the first cousin to your ancestor John, Jr, who moved late to Putnam Co., IN. George was the first son of Richard Chenoweth and his paramour, Ellen, the Irish maid. Actually he was born December 14, 1815 and died November 05, 1885 in Ray, Camden Co., MO. In the Census the older he got the earlier he was born, so I think his mind was not as clear as he aged, but we know his birth from Richard's family. George was married twice and there are some stories to this. He came to Camden Co., MO in the 1850's from Tennessee. He grew up in Knoxville. I don't know if anyone really knows if he was born in Maryland or Tennessee, as it depends on when Richard and Ellen fled to Knoxville. I don't know what war George would have fought in, he was old for the Civil War and too young for others. His father fought in the Revolution, just like his brother John, your ancestor. His first wife Nancy Minton Nester is also buried there. – Jon Egge

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John and I found a couple of Chenoweths at a Cornish Festival that we went to in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, several years ago, but folks came from all around, and I do not know where they were from. I did not know about The Chenoweth Family in America until I found a copy at a bed and breakfast in Monroe, Wisconsin. I had decided to drive up to Wisconsin for emergency [the Chenoweth House] R&R for a weekend, stopped at the visitor’s center just over the state line to figure out which direction to go, and I found no place to stay anywhere in the southern part of the state. One of the people there, however, told me of a new B&B in Monroe that was not in the guide books yet and might have a room for the weekend without a reservation. The name of the B&B was the Chenoweth House. I assumed that it was meant to be, called, and stayed there. Serendipity.

21 May 2011
Cheryl Wilkins

Well that’s a good story. I found the Harris book in February of 1996 just when I was launching the website, and not at all knowing what I was getting into. I have also exchanged emails with the owners of the Chenoweth House in Monroe (a long time ago). I didn’t know they had a book, but smart thinking on their part. As I remember it the house belonged to Benjamin Chenoweth and his wife, Rosannah Ludlow. That is a line from John Chenoweth of Vigo Co., IN so close to you as John was a brother of Richard Chenoweth in Tippecanoe. Yuck we lost the sun to clouds today. Here is a picture taken from the lid of a container that Swiss Colony sold that shows the Chenoweth House in 1887. A friend of Pete’s found this in a second hand store in Utah and sent it to him. – Jon Egge.





CHINWORTH BRIDGE

Mark Wyatt

There is an old building near a house I bought recently. Ironically, some 16 or 17 years ago, that same building was behind yet another house I had looked at – the house my wife and I nearly bought as our first house. At that time I remember thinking, “too bad that building doesn’t go with the house – it is nice and big.” It reminds me of an old warehouse. It is not huge but bigger than the average garage – and that house needed a garage.

[the Chinworth Bridge]Fast forward 17 years to 2011 . . . A couple of weeks ago I bought a different house in the same neighborhood – just three properties east. A few minutes ago I was looking online at property owner’s names near this house we bought (getting to know the neighbors) and I saw the Chinworth name attributed to that building.

Now I’ve seen the Chinworth name in town over the years. When I saw it again today I thought/assusmed it must be an “old name” for our little town – one of those families who have been in town from its beginning. I think there was a Chinworth building downtown and there is a Chinworth bridge west of town. Wanting to see if I could find more info I did a little search. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any info but did find your Chenoweth Family site – amazing. I see you’ve been very busy putting that together. Wish we had as much info about our roots.

Anyway, here is a picture of the bridge, which is pretty well known around here.



[The Chinworth Bridge was built in 1897 by the Bellefontaine Bridge and Iron Company of Ohio. It is a single-span, 140-foot iron bridge, which is the last remaining Pratt through truss bridge in the county. In 1924, US 30 bypassed the bridge and the adjacent land was established as the Tippecanoe Rest Park. The bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 1975. Soon after the bridge and park were leased by the Kosciusko County Commissioners to the Kosciusko County Historical Society. In 1997, The Chinworth Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.]


A MOMENT WITH THE WEBMASTER

[Jon] By Jon Egge
Cottage Lake, Woodinville, WA
Descendant of Dr Henry S.5 Chenoweth of Chillicothe, OH
JAMES FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1

[John] Dogpatch on a Sunday Morning

Sometimes I go off on tangents. One Sunday morning I got an email from David Yokum correcting a mistake in my file. David is not a Chenoweth, but his grandfather Lorenzo Burns Yokum had two sons who tie into the database. I have a fondness for the name from all the Sunday mornings reading Dogpatch as a young boy, and too young to understand the satire of Al Capps’ wit, but certainly liking the comedy. One of my great Randolph Co. contacts was Phyllis Daniels, nee Yokum who had helped me so much with the Daniels of Randolph Co. It turns out that Phyllis is David’s first cousin. Moreover, David’s mother remarried to Charles Henry Daniels who is a brother of Dale Harper Daniels, the husband of Phyllis. So David’s stepfather becomes the brother-in-law of David’s cousin. This is just the sort of intertwined relationships that is common in Randolph Co. David’s email got me looking at Yokums. Though I had several Randolph Co. Yokums in the file, most led to marriages of Yokum daughters to the family, or led to a descendant marriage down the line. I could not find a Chenoweth descendant with the name Yokum, but then I noticed Palmer Yokum had married Nellie Daniels, the daughter of Lafayette Daniels, a son of Jerusha Chenoweth. Using the 1930 Census I found that they had had a son Carl, born in Summit Co. and as a bonus I was able to call Carl. We had a fine conversation and I acquired a Yokum family to add to the Chenoweth family. Some of the conversation led me to document a couple of other members of the Daniels family that migrated to Akron. The rubber and tire industries of this area in Ohio had attracted a number of West Virginia “Chenoweth” families to this area in search of work. So I added a daughter for Nellie Daniels and Merle Ward and four children for Arthur Daniels and Della Yokum in the process from the 1930 Census.

The Yokums in my file from Randolph Co. belong to two separate branches. Phyllis belongs to Jacob Yokum who was born in 1790 in Randolph Co. shortly before John Chenoweth settled there. The other Yokum grouping goes to a George Washington Yokum. Phyllis had explained to me once that they were only distantly related. I messed around in Ancestry for a while to find that George was a 3rd cousin once removed to Jacob. How odd that this distant relationship had found these two cousins in this remote area. It is a very old family, but there are only 865 Yokums in the 2000 Census. Another spelling is Yoakum. There are 2,544 of these and 443 Yoakams. It appears to me that like the Chenoweths, most Yokum/Yoakums/ Yoakams are related and if all the variants were added together they would be of similar size. I am probably missing a bunch of variant spellings though and the “Yokums” are far bigger than this. I also have a Yokum-Chenoweth family in Oklahoma from James Allen Yokum who married Virginia Hazel Culpepper, in the line of Thomas Chenoweth, Jr. of Franklin Co., OH. I have no idea how James would fit into the far distant Yokum Tree. The family seems to have gone from Pennsylvania into Virginia and split to Ohio and Tennessee, then Missouri. From the internet I find “The name of Yoakum is believed to be an Americanization of the German baptismal or personal name of Joachim…belonging to the German family of Joachim”. (H.C. Smith, 1963).

[Arthur] Oliver Dorsey Chenoweth, so Baltimore!

I was startled one morning, by an email from Dot bearing the obit of Oliver Dorsey Chenoweth, Jr. who died October 02, 2008 in Carroll Co., MD. What could be more Baltimore?. Just looking at the name evoked in me the scents and stirrings of a family line that traces for what is now nearly 280 years in this ancient home of the Chenoweths. There were a number of Olivers in the Baltimore lines. It is a name that has fallen out of favor, for of the 11 Olivers in my file (actually there were more Absoloms than Olivers), Oliver Dorsey, Jr. was the only one born in the 20th century. A web search finds no other living listing for Oliver. I suspect the name might have been perpetuated a bit by Dickens. “Please sir, I want some more!” There were 2 Olivers that preceded young Twist and 9 that followed. The first Oliver was Oliver Buckman Chenoweth. He was born to Thomas Chenoweth, Jr. and Deborah Buckman about 1813. This is Arthur’s line and Thomas, Sr. was one of Arthur’s sons. There was an Oliver Buckman Chenoweth, Jr. and so with Oliver Dorsey.

In the Harris book, Oliver Dorsey, Sr. is in the unknown section, the probable son of William F. Chenoweth and Mae Love. This was an early placement by Peter. The hard part was placing William, for as few Olivers as there are, William’s abound, probably the most difficult name in the family to sort out. William was missed by the Harris listings of the children of Robert, as Harris missed the 1860 Census. Robert is easily placed as one of the ten sons of William Chenoweth and Amy Davis, the heart line of today’s Chenoweths in Baltimore. Born in 1821, Robert married Mary Ann Dorsey, the daughter of Francis Dorsey and Mary Nancy Mary Walters. The line is somewhat thin. Robert only had two sons with Mary Ann, and William was the only one to live to marry. There were many daughters, but they either died young or are lost to us, and we know of not one marriage today. Mary Ann died March 07, 1860 with William but 5 years old. In the 1860 Census, Robert, a shoemaker, is widowed and with William and 3 of his 5 known daughters in the household. Also there appears to be Mary Ann’s sister Elizabeth, perhaps helping with the children. Robert would remarry to Rebecca M. Nichols and have one more son, Robert S. who would marry an Emma. There are no known children from this marriage, so William becomes the sole bearer of Robert’s line. William knew enough about his mother to name one of his two sons with May Love, Oliver Dorsey Chenoweth. Oliver’s brother was James Russell Chenoweth who would have but one daughter. The Chenoweth name was left to Oliver to carry. Oliver’s first marriage to Lillian May Frisch appears to have produced no children. Lillian died February 12, 1915 and Oliver remarried to Marquerite Elizabeth Palmer who had had a daughter, Mary Agnes Hook by her first marriage. Mary was adopted by Oliver. There would follow 3 sons and a daughter with Marquerite

William Martin Chenoweth, the older of Oliver’s two brothers, was the subject of a 1996 inquiry by Carol Martin Chenoweth. William married at least six times and Carol was the sole child of his first marriage to Doris Elaine Jenkins. William did not stay around and Carol was trying to piece together information on her father. After more than fifty years, she finally was able to meet him in 1997. She was also able to learn she had two half siblings. William died shortly thereafter on July 10, 1998 in Morgan Co., WV. As an oddity, this is the general area where the Virginia Chenoweths settled.

Oliver’s younger brother, Donald Harding Chenoweth lives in Florida. The obituary mentioned Oliver’s niece, Elizabeth Pearsall, the daughter of Oliver’s sister Ruth. Beth contacted me in 2005. She was writing a history of the family at the time. Oliver had a son Lawrence Oliver who died at age 8. The obituary said Oliver had worked for the Baltimore County Sheriff's Department. I had tried to talk to him once by phone during my Baltimore calling spree. He had no interest in conversing. It appears that the Chenoweth name in Robert’s line has run its course after nearly 190 years. Though Don had a son, his son had just one daughter. William Martin had a son, William Martin, Jr., whose only son died at birth. All 3 sons of Oliver Dorsey had produced sons, but each became an end. It is a hard turn of the screw. It also seems for now, the run of Olivers patched through the family history from Oliver Buckman Chenoweth has also ended. All this seems to be rather sad to me. William’s line, Robert’s father remains strong, but of the nine sons who married, all of whom produced grandsons for William, the male name has now ended for William, Jr. and is doomed for Robert. The lines for 6 of the remaining 7 sons run equally thin and hang in the balance. It is really only the one line of George that blossomed to swell the family name.

OLIVER DORSEY7 CHENOWETH (WILLIAM F.6, ROBERT5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born February 06, 1882 in Baltimore City, MD, and died September 19, 1937. He married (1) LILLIAN MAY FRISCH November 11, 1903 in Baltimore Co., MD. She was born 1884 in Maryland, and died February 12, 1915 in Baltimore City, MD. He married (2) MARQUERITE ELIZABETH 'MARGARET' (HOOK) PALMER Aft. July 1914, daughter of HARRY PALMER and MARY PATTISON. She was born October 08, 1891 in Maryland, and died July 29, 1978 in Baltimore City, MD.

Children of OLIVER CHENOWETH and MARQUERITE PALMER are:

  1. WILLIAM MARTIN8 CHENOWETH, b. April 23, 1916, Baltimore Co., MD; d. July 10, 1998, Great Cacapon, Morgan Co., WV;
  2. RUTH ALICE CHENOWETH, b. May 23, 1919, Baltimore Co., MD; d. September 23, 1989; m. ROBERT H. PEARSALL; b. January 18, 1920, New York; d. February 12, 1994.
  3. OLIVER DORSEY CHENOWETH, JR., b. October 09, 1924, Baltimore City, MD; d. October 02, 2008, Westminster, Carroll Co., MD; m. FLORENCE MOORE; b. July 20, 1924; d. January 09, 1976.
  4. DONALD HARDING CHENOWETH

[Thomas] From Harris to Haines, we have our Sarah

By the will of Elijah in Franklin Co., OH, we know that he had a daughter Sarah Haines. Shirley, in her book, extended this knowledge to the fact that Sarah had married John Haines and lived for a while in Madison Co., OH before moving to Illinois were John Haines died in 1844. In 1997, Mary Warnock who descends from Ruth Haines, a daughter of Sarah, contacted me. Ruth had married David Richman on August 04, 1839 in Coles Co., IL. Included in Mary’s detail were the names of all of the children of Sarah and John. As new as I was to all this, I had no appreciation for what a great addition this was to the database. Over the years we were able to extend a few of these lines through Census work, but for the most part Mary’s information was the bulk of what we knew. In 2008, after 11 years, I had a second contact in this family from Diane Kelly who descends from Ruth’s sister Elizabeth who married George Romaine. It startled me and got me looking at the Haines family and I realized how much more work was needed to flesh out more of this family. All these names, Romine, Richman and Haines tend to have variant spellings which are easily butchered in the Census.

The Richmans had remained in Illinois, settled in Douglas Co. which was formed from Coles Co. in 1859. The Romaines had moved west, first to California and then up to Washington Territory, settling in Walla Walla Co. Today, Walla Walla is a thriving wine region in Eastern Washington. Back then it was where Marcus Whitman founded his mission and fell prey to the Indians. Whitman College, named in his honor, is a centerpiece of the city of Walla Walla. As my daughter Ally attended Whitman, Diana and I made several trips to Walla Walla and it is always interesting to come across “Chenoweths” who lived in the area.

Diane’s information got me looking again at the Haines family in Illinois. Now I had the benefit of the powerful Illinois marriage database on line and the everyday indexing of the Census at Ancestry. It was not long before I found that Sarah had likely remarried to John Louthan in Coles Co. on October 17, 1846, John had been widowed as well a couple of years earlier as had Sarah. Finding them in 1850 in Coles Co., the age of Sarah fit with the information that Mary had given me so long ago. This Sarah was born in Kentucky which matched the timing if Elijah’s migration from Maryland to Mason Co., KY and then Franklin Co., OH. I was fairly certain this was our Sarah. My passing this information on to Mary initiated a field trip for her, where she found Sarah’s grave and an inscription that matched exactly Sarah’s date of birth from her records. I happily added listings for the 1850 and 1860 Census.

What twist this was. John Louthan came from Frederick Co., VA. His first wife was Margaret Carter. Margaret was the d/o Arthur Watson Carter, a grand nephew of the James Carter who married Hannah Chenoweth. As such, John and Margaret’s family are included in Marie Eberle’s Carter Cousin book. Sarah is mentioned there as Sarah Harris, Harris being an interpolation on the marriage record that could also be read as Haines. Mary Warnock’s confirmation of her date of birth from the age on her tombstone tells us that Sarah Harris was really Sarah Chenoweth Haines.

So this is the family then of Sarah Haines:

SARAH4 CHENOWETH (ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born October 15, 1795 in Mason Co., KY, and died December 19, 1866 in Douglas Co., IL. She married (1) JOHN HAINES January 29, 1813 in Franklin Co., OH. He was born 1783 in Virginia, and died 1844 in Illinois. She married (2) JOHN LOUTHAN October 17, 1846 in Coles Co., IL. He was born December 02, 1790 in Frederick Co., VA, and died May 05, 1865 in Douglas Co., IL.