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VOLUME 8 NUMBER 4 - DECEMBER 2009
EDITOR: PETER C. CHENOWETH - E-MAIL: p.chenoweth@comcast.net
WEBMASTER: JON D. EGGE - E-MAIL: jegge@chenowethsite.com

Mary Calvert – Chasing the female DNA

By Jon Egge

A few weeks ago I started musing about DNA of daughter lines. To date most DNA projects are vague about this. I began to see the problem. Like males, women do carry down a marker, but in the case of males this marker falls to some one with a recognizable surname. With women, the complexion is mind boggling after we talk about a daughter of a daughter ad infinitum. I can easily find lots of male Chenoweths whose DNA should easily trace back to John Chenoweth. But is it possible to find a daughter line from Mary Calvert? This is a very thin population.

[DIRECTORS] Part of that is the knowledge we have of the family. There were only 3 daughters compared to the five sons. As far as we know, Mary Chenoweth had no daughter. Hannah had several, but we only know of the marriage of Ann “Nancy” Carter to John Rees. Daughter Margaret married John Enoch, but we have no continuation for the children. Hannah married an unknown Anderson. Ruth and Mary are not known to have married. That leaves Nancy “Ann” Rees as the only granddaughter of Hannah’s that we cam trace. (Maybe you are beginning to see how difficult this is.)

Nancy married William M. Morgan and had 8 daughters. Eliza married Thomas B. Sturgis, but we have no known children. Asenath did not marry. Ruth Morgan: m: David F. Griffin. We have a marriage for one daughter, Ann Marie Griffin. Though Ann had a number of daughters we know of only one marriage. Saida “Sarah” Dillman married Adin Brown, had one son, no daughters. End of line

Mary Morgan m: William S. McCormick. 3 daughters married. Sarah Jane McCormick m: John Snook. We only have a marriage for Mattie Snook. She married William J. McConnell, but had but one known son. Ann Eliza McCormick married Jim Borudeu, but we have no children for her 2 daughters. Mary McCormick married Jim Simpson, but we have no marriage for her daughter Alberta “Birtie” Simpson. End of line

Sarah Ann Morgan m: Samuel MacKey and had 3 daughters that married. Minerva MacKey married William Cadwell, but we only know that her daughter Belle married a Cadwell. Agnes Ann MacKey married Methuel Bronson but no children are known. Melvina MacKey married Matthew H. Morrison. We have no marriage for her only known daughter Carrie.

Emily Morgan m: John Wesley McCormick. There were 2 daughters. All we know of Charlotte is that she married a Bryant. Olive Alepa McCormick married Joseph Hamar Wauchope. We have marriages for 2 of her daughters. Carlotta Margaret “Lottie” Wauchope married William Isaac Raymond. This we can trace to living daughters in the 9th and 10th generation. Donna Aletha Wauchope married Nathaniel V. Eve, and we can trace just one daughter line to Constance Ann Carlson. My count is 4 living candidates.

Lydia Morgan married Mathew Thornburg Dimond. Only one daughter married, Phoebe Ann Dimond. This we can trace down to just two candidates.

Ann Morgan married Rush MacKey but just had sons.

So that’s it. I have maybe 6 people of 2 lines that could carry the DNA of Mary Calvert. It is easy to see why you get such a blank stare when talking about mtDNA. Granted the Chenoweth file is very male dominant, but supposedly we have an array of records. We would have much better luck tracing the daughters lines of Mary Smith, John(2)’s wife as Rachel and Mary appear to have really strong lines, but on reflection I can tell you that these too are very male biased.

Now I suppose we could try this exercise out for Ruth. The one solid line we have however is of the son Richard and the 3 probable daughter lines, all unproven, would present as difficult an analysis as I have just processed. If we did find some candidates and we could convince them to test we may find a match with Mary’s DNA carried in the Carter line of Hannah, but then maybe not. It is all sort of swishy.

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OWLS and Acorns


Richard S. Ostfeld, senior scientist at the Carey Institute. He is writing a book on Lyme disease ecology.

Photo of an Eastern Screech Owl and her 4 babies by Doral Park10 Chenoweth, III (Doral Park, Jr9, Doral Park8, George McClellan7, Ira Stout6, Robert T.5, John4, William3, John2, John1) Picture ran in NY Times blog edition in July



Some times scientists think they have discovered something new only to find out that it was really not new at all. Such is the case with the tick responsible for Lyme disease. In the 1980s it was incorrectly named the “deer tick” but it is now known to be the black-legged tick, a species that has been known for many decades.

This tick species bites dozens of species of mammals, birds and reptiles - Not just deer. And several recent studies in New York and New Jersey have found no connection between populations of deer and ticks. In fact, abundance of black-legged ticks is more closely tied to that of white-footed mice. Ticks feeding on mice survive well and are highly likely to become infected with the Lyme disease bacterium. So, what causes mouse populations to grow? Recent studies point to two strong forces. One is heavy acorn production by oak trees. Abundant, nutritious acorns cause outbreaks of mice the next summer and outbreaks of ticks two summers later. The second is the loss of predatory diversity. As forests are chopped up into small fragments, foxes, coyotes, weasels, owls, hawks decline or disappear. Although acorn production is hard to control, we do have the power to prevent biodiversity loss by protecting extensive tracts of forest. Protecting biodiversity protects our health.


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Time at the Top

[PETE]Peter Clinton Chenoweth, Chairman

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me…It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. This should be read at least once a week.

  1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone….
  4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
  5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
  6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
  8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
  9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
  10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
  11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
  13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
  15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
  16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  19. It’s never too later to have a happy childhood… But the second one is up to you and no one else.
  20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
  23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
  25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
  27. Always choose life.
  28. Forgive everyone everything.
  29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
  31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  33. Believe in miracles.
  34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
  35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
  37. Your children get only one childhood.
  38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  42. The best is yet to come.
  43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  44. Yield
  45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


Dallas Reunion – Y’all Come
July 21-25, 2010

As a pioneering family, the Chenoweth came to Texas about 1836. There were at least 4 family members in the Texas area at that time while it was still under the control of Mexico. At least 3 would fight, one dying in the cause, in the War of Texas Succession that would lead to the independent Republic of Texas and eventually our 28th State. It is now not only our 2nd largest state by area, but the 2nd largest by population as well. A fact that always interested me, is that entering the union as its own country, the admission of the Republic of Texas came with the option, as it was such a large land mass, of splitting into 5 separate states. Texas still retains that option. In 1850 there were 6 families and 16 people in Texas from the family. By 1860 this had grown to 30 families and 148 people. The recently completed 1870 Census gives us a 47 family-218 individuals foothold. The flood kept coming spurred by family members based in the ruins of the South seeking an accepting clime. The family mix would include Ruth’s Formen and Mary’s Ashbrooks, a trickle of Tennessee Chenoweths, The Thomas Jr. lines from Missouri of the brothers Benjamin Franklin and Joseph and a strong presence of Ruth’s Peteet lines from Georgia. Six of the seven lines of the family, failing only William’s heavily Ohio based families, had come to Texas by varied and often arduous routes. In 1920 we find that there were nearly 50 males named Chenoweth in Texas. Likely this population would be 90+ including females and using a multiplier of 20 for female lines that would give us nearly 2,000 people. Today that would be double. It is a rich history and one to explore and celebrate at the Dallas Reunion.

Here is a special invitation from Lawra. Registration forms should be ready by February. Mark the date! Bring a cousin! keep checking Bill's site for updates: Dallas Reunion

What’s hotter than Texas in July? - The Chenoweth Family Reunion!

My name is Lawra Duy. Although I’m of the “unknown” Chenoweth line, my mom always referred to us as the “Cornish Connection”. I’ve attended 3 of the reunions together with my young son Ashlyn (9) and this year my husband Franz and new daughter, Abigael (1) will join me in welcoming you to the 6th Biennial Chenoweth Family Reunion in my adopted State of Texas.

Join us in Dallas, Texas July 21-25, 2010. We’ll spend some time acquainting and re-acquainting, eating, studying genealogy, visiting cool attractions, spinning yarns (hearing some old/new family stories), and attending the oldest Rodeo in Texas*. You’ll want to be here to be apart of this, the sixth biennial event.

Registration for the event will open in early February. Go ahead and book your room though at the Reunion hotel. The Hampton Inn and Suites in Mesquite is just 10 miles due east of downtown Dallas and about 30 miles east of Ft. Worth. The Reunion location is great for the whole family as it’s close to Dealey Plaza, the 6th Floor Museum, and the original Neiman Marcus, the Dallas Aquarium and more!

Be sure to look for the registration page in early February. I’m anticipating an amazing event. Hope you’ll join us!

Lawra Duy
Host, 6th Biennial Chenoweth Family Reunion

Need more information about this amazing place you will visit in July?

Local Research

Dallas Public Library is the Star of the South for genealogy. The Central Library (J. Erik Jonsson Library) has multiple floors of books, map, and microfilm. Enough to keep you coming back for years. The following is a partial description of what you can find there.

Genealogy Section (8th Floor). The holdings include more than 103,000 publications and more microfilm holdings than many state archives. One of the top 10 genealogy libraries in the U.S. according to Family Tree Magazine. Library staff is among the most knowledgeable you'll find anywhere, including Lloyd Bockstruck, FNGS.

Texas and Dallas History & Archives (7th Floor) is the official repository for Dallas County Records. It also has old maps of Texas, city directories, newspapers, high school annuals, church records, funeral records, and more.

History & Social Sciences Section (8th Floor) has books related to the history of Dallas and Texas, as well as the rest of the world.


Contributors: Betty Cruickshank and Missed opportunities
(25th Installment of a series)
by Jon Egge

When Richard Harris published his addendum, ref page 385(a) added William’s wife Anne Polk. This was stunning. Today I know little more than I did then. The information came from Betty Cruickshank of Georgia. This was near the start of our effort with the website and I did not understand enough to ask questions. I talked to Betty several times on the phone and she told me a little of her research on her ancestor Elizabeth Chenoweth in Muskingum Co., OH. I did get her to send me an expansion of the Gordon family she had submitted to Harris listed as part of page 392. Betty told me it had taken her years to prove who Elizabeth was and she had finally found the long sought proof in a letter written between sisters (as I remember). And though Betty eventually sent me some Gordon descendant sheets, these never tied her in, and until many years later in the fall of 2009, I was at a loss to know the details of her ties to the family. By the time I was experienced enough to ask more questions, Betty’s memory had begun to fade leaving me today with many questions. In all, in a dozen years I have had 7 contacts from Elizabeth’s Gordons, which Betty inserted back into the Chenoweth family. Only half of them have identified themselves enough to be recorded in the family database. Only a couple of these contacts I have had from the Gordon lines seem interested in contributing to the knowledge of this family.

Just about everything I have done in resurrecting the lines of William(2) of Mills Creek in present day Berkeley Co., WV has involved a lot of hair pulling. Cora Hiatt had left William the runt of the family. The only correct lines she cited were of Joseph whose son Joseph, Jr. settled in Warren Co., OH. What she had of William, Jr. was completely wrong. The sons of William, Jr. are in Cora’s book, but all are misplaced. Isaac J, the son of Isaac who migrated to Senaca Co., OH was also misplaced in Cora’s book as Isaac himself was omitted. Harris corrected Isaac’s family, but had little else other than the Chenoweth lines of Isaac Jr.

The lines of Mary and her brother Absolom have been completely resurrected and developed through the website. That is also true of the 4 older children of Isaac. According to Greg Wulker, Isaac married Sarah Ruble. More detail’s on Isaac’s family can be found the June 2007 newsletter. Elizabeth Chenoweth apparently accompanied her married siblings of Susannah Wilson and Edward Chenoweth to Fayette Co., PA where she married Robert Gordon. The Gordons are found in the 1810 Census of German Township, Fayette Co., PA as is Edward Chenoweth. Susannah Wilson is found in Lucerne Township. Though Edward remained in Fayette Co. the Wilsons and Gordons migrated to Ohio, Susannah settling in Guernsey Co. and Elizabeth and Robert Gordon in Muskingham Co. where they are found in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 Censuses. Robert died in 1847, and Elizabeth widowed is living with her daughter Luranna Gordon Stewart in 1850. Her son Joseph married his cousin Esther Chenoweth in Muskingum Co., OH. She was the daughter of Edward Chenoweth. The family would migrate to Hocking Co., OH and we are beginning to develop this line.

The first weekend in October of 2009, spending a weekend on Whidbey to celebrate my father’s coming 94th birthday, I reached the Gordons with the 1870 Census. The oldest daughter Sarah had married David Davis in Muskingum Co. on August 31, 1826. They had had 8 children, the listing was from Betty. In the 1850 Census, six of them were still living with their parents. Two daughters were missing, Elizabeth and Sarah. Until last year, I had no marriages for any of the children. David died shortly after the Census and by 1860 Sarah had remarried to Thomas Ramsey. We had found them in the 1860 Census. Thomas Harvey Davis the youngest son is living with Sarah and his stepfather along with the Ramsey children from Tom’s first marriage. There is a Sarah Davis age 22 in the home. This is the right age for Sarah’s daughter, but then why was she not with the family at age 12 in the 1850? I had no age for Sarah to match her with. There was also a 5 year old William Davis, an apparent grandson, but whose child is this? I had no one with whom to bounce these questions off. The puzzle remains. There was no handle to find the rest of Sarah’s family. Sarah died June 01, 1868 and I looked at the Davis line for the 1870 it was almost a blank page. Last year in 2008, Susan Norton had contacted me from Arizona. She descends from Elizabeth Davis the other daughter who was gone by the 1850 Census along with Sarah. Elizabeth had married Alexander McVicker on June 17, 1852 in Muskingum Co., OH. Not found in the 1850 at age 21, Elizabeth appears to be one of those hidden young single adults off working, visiting or at school, that are so extremely difficult to find and identify and often just missed. I had gone back and found the McVickers in the 1860 Census for our study and they had moved to Coshocton Co. In 1870 they had moved back to Muskingum Co., OH where they would remain. But the blank slate facing me in 1870 for the rest of the family looked pretty hopeless.

Desperate, I took to ancestry and found a listing for John Davis under “Patricia's Family Tree” done by Patricia Overell. Patricia is not part of the Davis or Gordon families, but has a unique interest in families of certain townships in Muskingum, Guernsey and Coshocton Counties. John, listed as John W. born June 03, 1827, had married Elizabeth Hooper on February 28, 1861. Patricia had listed one daughter, Caroline, born December 22, 1871 who married Mathias Clovis Rankin. I stopped to look at the 1870. John and Elizabeth were living in Muskingum Co. surrounded by other Davis family members, none of whom were part of what I knew. Apparently Sarah’s husband, David Davis, was part of a large Davis family and existed in the area. Could this be right? John W. and Elizabeth had children named David and Sarah, so that was a good sign. Continuing down the tree, the oldest Rankin child, Anna Elizabeth, had married Wilmer Pearl Flegal and there were 2 children Betty and Lester. Betty came up with a 2nd husband of William A. Cruickshank! I had found Betty, and the line needed no other proof. My guesses as to how Betty fit into the family had been very wrong. Armed with this, I identified Betty in the SSA as having died in 2005. How sad. I sure wish I knew how Betty arrived at Anne Polk as the wife of William. I wonder who has taken up Betty’s research?

ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH (ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born June 07, 1787 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV), and died February 20, 1860 in Adams twp., Muskingum Co., OH. She married ROBERT GORDON, JR. Abt. 1800 in Fayette Co., PA, son of ROBERT GORDON and SARAH ?. He was born 1783 in Pennsylvania, and died February 11, 1847 in Muskingum Co., OH.

Children of ELIZABETH CHENOWETH and ROBERT GORDON are:

  • SARAH5 GORDON, b. July 04, 1801, Pennsylvania; d. June 01, 1868, Muskingum Co., OH; m. (1) DAVID DAVIS, August 31, 1826, Muskingum Co., OH; b. January 30, 1794, Hardy Co., VA; d. July 31, 1850; m. (2) THOMAS RAMSEY, January 26, 1860; b. Abt. 1806, Pennsylvania; d. Unknown.
  • WILLIAM GORDON, b. Abt. 1808, Pennsylvania; d. May 1869, Wheeling, Guernsey Co., OH; m. LURENA ?; b. 1812, Pennsylvania; d. September 1881.
  • MARY GORDON, b. November 1809, Pennsylvania; d. June 27, 1849; m. JOHN ROGERS, August 22, 1833, Muskingum Co., OH; b. October 06, 1811; d. February 27, 1886, Furnas Co., NE.
  • GRACE GORDON, b. September 18, 1810, German twp., Fayette Co., PA; d. July 18, 1888, Ilesboro, Hocking Co., OH; m. ALFRED JOY, March 25, 1833, Muskingum Co., OH; b. June 12, 1816, Frederick Co., MD; d. December 24, 1895, Hocking Co., OH.
  • JAMES R. GORDON, b. Abt. 1812, Pennsylvania; d. January 03, 1866, Washington twp., Hocking Co., OH; m. EVE EMBLER, September 20, 1833, Muskingum Co., OH; b. Abt. 1813, Pennslyvania; d. Unknown.
  • ELIZA GORDON, b. February 23, 1815, Ohio; d. April 11, 1896; m. HENRY JOY, March 25, 1839, Muskingum Co., OH; b. February 14, 1817, Frederick Co., MD; d. September 01, 1885, Eudora, Douglas Co., KS.
  • JOSEPH GORDON, b. December 27, 1816, Hocking Co., OH; d. December 12, 1881; m. ESTHER CHENOWETH, February 25, 1837, Muskingum Co., OH; b. Abt. 1816, Fayette Co., PA.
  • LURANNA GORDON, b. November 1822, Highland twp., Muskingum Co., OH; d. September 24, 1901, Bartholomew Co., IN; m. HUGH STEWART, June 18, 1848, Ohio; b. May 10, 1824, Jefferson Co., OH; d. May 16, 1897.
  • ROBERT GORDON III, b. Abt. 1824, Ohio; d. January 14, 1894; m. MARY WILSON, March 27, 1847; b. Abt. 1826, Ohio.

    [Holly Balls]

    Deanna and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the wonderful cousins that we have met at the many reunions over the years, and more, all the cousins who have contacted me in this 14 year odyssey up and down the family tree, a very and most wonderful and warm Christmas and a bright New Year ahead. Christmas is a time for family and this is an extraordinarily large family we have built. May the Joy of the Season and Blessings of the Nativity be with you all.

    [Jon] Jon & Deanna Egge, Chenoweth Family webmaster

    [Holly Balls]

    Jan and I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every member of the Chenoweth family a safe and happy Holiday Season. We eagerly look forward to seeing the “clan” at our 6th National Chenoweth Family Reunion in Dallas, TX.

    [PETE] Peter & Janet Chenoweth, Chairman & editor



    IN MEMORIAM HONOR ROLL

    With thanks and appreciation to Dot Tucker-Houk of Maryland who makes much of this list possible each newsletter.

    age 87 - VAN RICHARD10 THORN (VAN W.9, MARGARET BLANCH 'MAGGIE'8 CHEATHAM, MARTHA LOUISE7 WEES, LEAH6 CHENOWETH, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Apr 27, 1922 in Akron, Summit Co., OH, and died Nov 05, 2009. He married (1) ANNE McCRAY. He married (2) BETTY COE Abt. 1978. - Leah was the 6th of 10 daughters. Karin Nuzum Blakeley added this information on her cousin Van. He served in World War II.

    age 85 - EMMET LEWIS HARSTINE, son of FRANK HARSTINE and MARY CAIRNS, was born Dec 10, 1923 in Dover twp., Tuscarawas Co., OH, and died May 24, 2009 in Massachusetts. He married Feb 10, 1946 in Decatur twp., Washington Co., OH EUDORA LUVERNE9 HANGER (EMMA8 REIP, PETER ALEXANDER7, EDITH AMANDA6 CHENOWETH, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Dec 26, 1923 in Decatur Twp., Washington Co., OH, and died Oct 28, 2005. - As long as I knew Luverne, she was always concerned about her husband’s health. Emmet outlived her by nearly 4 years. Luverne recorded much of the Reip genealogy of Amanda, Robert’s 9th daughter.

    age 81 - MARCELLA EVELYN 'MARCIE' CHENOWETH nee SOWICK was born Nov 26, 1927, and died Aug 30, 2009 in Florida. She married RONALD HARRISON9 CHENOWETH (BUHL L8, GIDEON HARRISON 'BIRD'7, IRA STOUT6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Mar 18, 1928 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, and died Apr 13, 1988 in Brevard Co., FL. - Ronald Harrison Chenoweth is on page 22 of the Harris book. Information on his marriage to Marcella was added by Dick Frampton.

    age 81 - BETTY JEAN CHENOWETH nee SWICK, daughter of ALSTON SWICK and MADGE BOYLES, was born Jul 14, 1928 in Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV, and died Oct 28, 2009 in Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV. She married Nov 15, 1947 KENNETH KEE9 CHENOWETH (DANA KEE8, ELLIOTT BUCHANAN7, DAVID WASHINGTON6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) - Kenneth Kee Chenoweth is on page 27 of the Harris book. Information on his marriage to Betty was added by their granddaughter Jessica Knadler.

    age 93 - EMMA RUTH CHENOWETH nee PARSONS, daughter of MANDERVILLE PARSONS and DORA KEITH, was born Mar 19, 1916 in Orma, Calhoun Co., WV, and died Sep 14, 2009 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. She married Jul 05, 1939 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD, THURL RAY 'TR'8 CHENOWETH (DAVID OSCAR7, DAVID WASHINGTON6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He was born Mar 06, 1899 in Nicut, Calhoun Co., WV, and died Oct 08, 1998 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. - Thurl Ray Chenoweth is on page 29 of the Harris book. Information on his marriage to Emma was added by the genealogy work of Jackson Arnold Springston. Jack died earlier this year.

    age 82 - FLOYD DALE9 CHENOWETH (FLOYD8, GEORGE WASHINGTON7, HICKMAN6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 29, 1926 in Taylor Co., WV, and died Jan 30, 2009 in Maryland. He married NORMA ESTELLE ZUIDEMA Sep 09, 1950. She was born Dec 05, 1927 in Virginia. - Floyd Dale Chenoweth is on page 43 of the Harris book.

    age 54 - WILSON HOPKINS10 VAN METER (MARY MARTHA9 CHENOWETH, STERLING WARD8, GEORGE WASHINGTON7, HICKMAN6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Apr 28, 1955 in Petersburg, Grant Co., WV, and died Aug 21, 2009 - Wilson Hopkins Van Meter is on page 69 of the Harris book.

    age 79 - MAHLON EUGENE9 CHENOWETH (MARCINE ELLIOTT8, DAVID SHERMAN7, CYRUS PEPPER6, JEHU5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Nov 19, 1929 in New York, and died Oct 10, 2009 in Ohio. He married JOAN FAY MEININNGER. - Mahlon is on page 69 of the Harris book.

    age 84 - RAYMOND HOWARD.10 MAYFIELD (HARLEY9, CYNTHIA MAUDE8, FRANCIS M. 'FRANK'7, SARAH 'SALLY'6 CHENOWETH, JONATHAN5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Jun 09, 1925 in rural Green City, Sullivan Co., MO, and died Oct 21, 2009 in Schuyler Co., IL. He married MARGRETTA 'MAGGIE' ZIEGLER Jul 16, 1947 in Garmisch, GERMANY. She was born Aug 09, 1927 in GERMANY, and died Oct 24, 1997. - Much of the Mayfield genealogy from the marriage of Sally Chenoweth to Seaborn Mayfield, in the file, was added by Walter Otis Thompson. Recently Raymond’s grandson Rob Mayfield contacted me. Raymond was a US Army veteran of WWII and Korea.

    age 67 - GLADYS LOUISE POWELL nee RODERICK was born Aug 23, 1940, and died Feb 15, 2008 in Nebraska. She married GEORGE FRANCIS10 POWELL (MARY GOLDA9 WORLEY, CYNTHIA MAUDE8 MAYFIELD, FRANCIS M. 'FRANK'7, SARAH 'SALLY'6 CHENOWETH, JONATHAN5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) - Deb Bennett added the Worley genealogy this fall to this Mayfield line.

    age 85 - DOROTHY MAE CHENOWETH nee RUSSELL, daughter of GEORGE RUSSELL and LEOTA BEERS, was born Aug 15, 1924, and died Nov 2009 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI. She married ROBERT EDWARD 'BOB'10 CHENOWETH (JOHN WILLIAM 'JOHNNY'9, THOMAS ADISON8, JOHN BENTLY7, WILLIAM HAYCRAFT6, JACOB VAN METER5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He was born May 11, 1922 in Admire, Lyon Co., KS, and died Nov 30, 1991 in Madison Heights, Oakland Co., MI. - Pete added the genealogy of the John William 'Johnny' Chenoweth & family in part from a survey returned by Clyde Aaron Chenoweth

    age 84 - DONA GERALDINE10 CARROLL nee HAM (GEORGE EDWARD9, ELSIE MAY8 IRVING, MAHALA TROUTMAN7 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR6, ABRAHAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Jan 27, 1925 in Pike Co., IL, and died Mar 18, 2009 in California. She married EMERSON BENDIX CARROLL. He was born Apr 17, 1912 in Kansas, and died Feb 03, 1993 in San Bernardino Co., CA. - Mahala Troutman Chenoweth is found on page 108 of the Harris book. Her children were added from the 1880 Census and the Ham genealogy from her daughter Elsie’s marriage to Homer Ham came courtesy of Ron Ham'

    age 76 - ELSIE IRETA10 BLACKWELL nee HAM (GEORGE EDWARD9, ELSIE MAY8 IRVING, MAHALA TROUTMAN7 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR6, ABRAHAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Dec 06, 1932 in Pike Co., IL, and died Oct 02, 2009 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. She married (1) LESTER FRANCIS JENNINGS. He was born 1921. She married (2) Mr. BLACKWELL - Elsie and Dona above were half sisters.

    age 89 - RUTH HOPE CHENOWETH nee SHELLEY, daughter of ROBERT SHELLEY and MARTHA RAMSEY, was born May 09, 1920 in South Miami, Dade Co., FL, and died Sep 02, 2009 in Leesburg, Lake Co., FL. She married May 30, 1942 in Miami, Dade Co., FL, OSCAR IVAN9 CHENOWETH, JR. (OSCAR IVAN8, JOHN ANDREW7, WILSON6, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He was born Jul 16, 1917 in Salem, Marion Co., OR, and died May 19, 1968 in Orlando, Orange Co., FL. - Oscar Ivan Chenoweth, Jr. is on page 163 of the Harris book. He was an Ace US Navy Pilot during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star. His family was added by Pete and John Douglas Chenoweth, Oscar’s brother. John also died this year.

    age 81 - MARGARET AUGUSTA8 MOSLEY nee BROOKS (CLYDE KENDALL7, CAROLINE ELIZABETH6 CHENOWETH, ELIAS5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Jun 21, 1928 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS, and died Jul 14, 2009 in Mississippi. She married JOE THOMAS MOSLEY. – Information on this Pike Co., IL family that migrated to Mississippi near the beginning of the 20th century is a recent addition from Frank Ardath Brooks, Jr adding into Pete’s census work.

    age 77 - CAROLINE ANN9 ROMINGER nee CHENOWETH (MILES IRVEN8, MILES A.7, JAMES FRANCIS6, JAMES FRANCIS5, NICHOLAS RUXTON4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Sep 18, 1931 in Del Norte, Rio Grande Co., CO, and died Mar 24, 2009 in Denver, CO. She married RALPH VERNON ROMINGER Jun 17, 1951 in Del Norte, Rio Grande Co., CO. - Caroline was the mother of Kent Vernon Rominger, astronaut on 5 separate space shuttle missions. She sent me information in 2006.

    age 85 - HARRY RUSSELL8 SCHUPPNER, JR (DAISY BELLE7 CHENOWETH, ANDREW JAMES6, WILLIAM ROBINSON5, BENJAMIN NORRIS4, THOMAS3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born Apr 06, 1924 in Parkville, Baltimore Co., MD, and died Aug 07, 2009 in California – Harry exchanged information with me in 1999. He had considerable knowledge of this thin line of Thomas s/o Richard. The line is misplaced in the Harris book. William Robinson Chenoweth is found on page 383 and his family listed from the 1850 Census. Andrew James was added by Pete from the 1860 Census. Harry added the rest. I was saddened to hear of his passing.

    age 91 - DORIS KNAPP nee LAWSON was born Sep 20, 1917, and died Aug 26, 2009 in Oklahoma. She married (1) CLIFFORD CORDELL8 CHENOWETH (WILLIAM GUY7, HENRY SEAMAN6, HENRY5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born Jun 30, 1915 in Missouri, and died Sep 20, 1971. She married (2) HOWARD KNAPP. - Clifford’s name was submitted on one of Pete’s surveys by William Burrel Chenoweth, his brother. Later his wife Jo Anna added Doris in an email. Their father William Guy is on page 269 of the Harris book.

    age 90 - SYLVESTER JOHN WAGASKY, son of JOHN WAGASKY and EDITH KOLLAR, was born Mar 19, 1918 in Charles City, Floyd Co., IA, and died Nov 02, 2008 in Sun City Center, Hillsborough Co., FL. He married FRANCES ELIZABETH9 BOTHWELL (HARRY H.8, LAURA ANN7 WILLIAMS, RUTH ANN6 CHENOWETH, JOHN AUGUSTUS5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) She was born May 06, 1924 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, and died Jun 05, 1999 in Odenton, Anne Arundel Co., MD. - I recently found this on an ancestry tree tying into Pete’s 1900 Census locating the Bothwells in Smith Co., TX. Pete had found a Texas death record this fall that lead to identifying the family of John Augustus Chenowth in the 1850 Census, in Illinois of all places. This is to be the subject of a future webmaster article that fixes the marriage of Ruth Ann to Henry J. Williams. An amazing find!

    age 88 - EWING BAILEY8 POLLOCK (LLOYD EDWIN7, HARVEY CARTER6, CYNTHIA5 CARTER, JOHN4, JAMES3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born Mar 25, 1920 in Waynesberg, Greene Co., PA, and died Apr 02, 2008 in Waynesberg, Greene Co., PA. He married MARGARET LUCILLE FOX Aug 04, 1944. – Ewing’s name was originally submitted by Pennie Johnson, who expanded the Pollock family of Cynthia Carter, from what is found in the book, “Our James Carter and his descendants”. His obit was added by Kenneth Neundorf last fall. Ewing served in WWII.

    age 65 - DORIS LOUISE BUCHMAN, daughter of ELMER BUCHMAN and JOSEPHINE COOL, was born Jul 31, 1944 in Hampstead, Carroll Co., MD, and died Sep 20, 2009 in Westminster, Carroll Co., MD she married in 1974 LEE A.10 BUCHMAN (MARIANNA9 BEAM, OLA S.8 RAVER, MARY ELIZABETH7 BOND, ANDREW JACKSON6, CHARITY5 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born 1944. - This Raver-Bond line was originally taken from an WFT submitted by Walt Bowers. Ted C. Prosser III extended the line down to Lee and Doris. This fall I received an unsigned email with an obit for Doris.

    age 71 - CARLA JEAN STEINER nee HUDDLESTON was born May 04, 1938 in "Swickley", PA, and died Oct 2009 in North Carolina. She married DON CABOT CHENOWETH9 STEINER (HUGH MAXWELL8 CHENOWETH, FREDERIC MURRAY7, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN6, WILLIAM THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) – There is a story to this family. Hugh Maxwell as part of the Randolph Co., IN Chenoweths of Cora Hiatt did the artwork for her Chenoweth crest. Hugh also did the artwork on the original “Snap, Crackle and Pop” for Rice Crispies. Unfortunately Hugh was addicted to heroin and died at age 42. His son Don took his stepfather’s name and Don’s son Hugh Conner Chenoweth took the name back.

    age 82 - RICHARD F. 'DICK'9 CHENOWETH (RICHARD E.8, RICHARD THOMAS7, ARTHUR PHILIP6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born Apr 26, 1927 in Baltimore City, MD, and died Nov 14, 2009 in Baltimore, MD. He married BERNICE M. CROSBY Abt. 1956 – Richard was added by Pete’s 1930 Census work as his father was through prior Census work. Richard’s grandfather Richard Thomas is in the Harris book on page 252. The large Baltinore families of William Chenoweth and Amy Davis are misplaced in the book and belong to Arthur’s line. Dick and Bernice had no children.

    age 89 - GEORGE BARTON8 CHENOWETH (GEORGE THOMAS7, GEORGE THOMAS6, GEORGE5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born Apr 08, 1920 in Baltimore City, MD, and died Aug 31, 2009 in Maryland. He married THERESA E. HECKNER Sep 28, 1940. She was born Mar 27, 1924, and died Apr 04, 2008 in Maryland. – George was a signed-in cousin. I am sorry to learn of his passing.

    age 85 - LEWIS EDWARD9 CASTER, JR. (KATHRYN ELIZABETH8 BEAMS, MARY SUSAN7 COLLINS, MARY JANE6 SUTTON, JONATHAN5, DAVID4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Mar 28, 1923 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, and died Oct 03, 2008 in Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA. He married MARGARET A. BODENHAMER. – This was an early Sutton line from Carol Sutton Kunz. Mary Susan Collins found in the 1880 Census in Menard Co., IL married Edward Lanning Beams two years later. Their children were found in the 1900 Census and matched to an ancestry tree getting us to Lewis.

    age 98 - JAMES EDWIN8 DAVIS (WILBERT ROY7, THOMAS HARVEY6, SARAH5 GORDON, ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Jan 05, 1910 in Coshocton Co., OH, and died Dec 27, 2008 in Montgomery Co., OH. He married VIRGINIA ANN ARNOLD Nov 20, 1937. She was born Feb 15, 1915, and died Jan 1990. - Betty Cruickshank who developed the Gordon line of Elizabeth Chenoweth, brought it down to Thomas Harvey Davis. This falls 1870 census work connected into Ancestry trees that found James.

    age 63 - DAVID LLOYD10 STURTZ (ARTHUR JAMES9, JESSE FIRMAN8, MARY ELIXZABETH7 MCVICKER, ELIZABETH6 DAVIS, SARAH5 GORDON, ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Feb 16, 1943 in Coshocton Co., OH, and died Jul 16, 2009 in Guernsey Co., OH. He married Miss DULING Oct 21, 1965. - another of the Gordon line developed Betty Cruickshank from Elizabeth 4 found on Harris Addendum 392 add1.

    age 89 - HENRY GLENNWOOD 'GLEN'9 SHEPLER (AGNES B.8 MCVICKER, DAVID HENRY7, ELIZABETH6 DAVIS, SARAH5 GORDON, ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Dec 21, 1919 in Ohio, and died Apr 11, 2008 in Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH. He married Miss McCORMICK - Betty Cruickshank brought the file to Elizabeth Davis and cousin Susan Norton in 2008 gave us the McVickers. This connects into the extensive ancestry trees of Patricia Overell on these Musknigum Co., OH families.

    age 90 - RUTH I.9 DELK nee MAINARD (THOMAS FULLARD8, ELVIS JAMES7, ELIZA JANE6 ROGERS, MARY5 GORDON, ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Dec 23, 1917 in Iowa, and died Jan 08, 2008. She married CHARLES WARREN DELK Dec 24, 1940 in Rolla, Phelps Co., MO. He was born Jun 19, 1921, and died Jan 03, 2003 in Iowa. – 1860 Census work brought us to Elvis James Mainard connecting in to ancestry tree called “A Crowded Family” that adds in 53 names including Ruth.

    age 91 - CARL EUGENE8 LORIMOR (BERTHA ARMINA 'MINNIE'7 CARPENTER, HESTER LOUISA6 CHENOWETH, ISON5, EDWARD4, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Apr 12, 1916 in Colorado, and died Jan 06, 2008 in California. He married LORINA STUKEY. - Hester Louisa is in the unknown section of Harris on page 610 as a daughter of Ison. Pete had found her marriage to Samuel Carpenter and cousin June E. Gardner brought this the rest of the way to Carl.

    age 92 - WOODROW DAVID9 LIGHTLE (THEODORE DICK8, EVANGELINE7, SENA6 DOWNING, TIMOTHY5, WILLIAM4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Feb 05, 1917 in Benton Co., MO, and died Apr 07, 2009 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. He married (1) EDNA VERL SHELTON Sep 21, 1940 in Gerster, Saint Clair Co., MO. She was born Mar 14, 1923 in Missouri, and died Jul 25, 1992 in Iowa. He married (2) NELLIE BRILES Private. She was born Sep 17, 1918, and died Apr 05, 2008 in Iowa. – Woodrow was part of the Downing file I got from Mary Ann Cole. Mary was instrumental in expanding the family of Mary Chenoweth and Timothy Downing to include Dorcas and William Downing.

    age 98 - ROLAND CHENOWETH8 DAVIS (HERTA SONNENSTRAHL7 CURME, CAROLINE CHENOWETH 'CARRIE'6 SMITH, MARY ANN5 CHENOWETH, ISAAC4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Jan 05, 1911 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, and died Sep 04, 2009 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA. He married HARRIET MARIE ALLEN Oct 24, 1934 in Reno, Washoe Co., NV. She was born Nov 18, 1915 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA, and died Oct 09, 2008 in California. - Caroline Chenoweth 'Carrie' Smith, on Harris page 405, was expanded by cousins Elli Poerner & Joanne Curme to include Roland. I had found Elli on Prodigy in her correspondence with Bob Derryberry and reconnected with her years later when I started the site. June found us in 2005.

    age 90 - WESLEY DALE8 WESTERN (LACY FAYE7 PARRISH, IRA GRANT6, JOHN HENRY5, RUTH4 CHENOWETH, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Jan 12, 1919 in Polk Co., MO, and died Feb 09, 2009 in Fresno Co., CA. He married CLARA ELIZABETH SHAFER. She was born May 20, 1917 in Fresno Co., CA, and died Jul 10, 1982 in Clovis, Fresno Co., CA. – The marriage of John Henry Parris, page 425 Harris, to Harriet Tuckness came from Patty Lynne White, daughter of Jim Bates. Jim had an abiding interest in Chenoweth genealogy and was part of Ruth’s Parrish family that migrated to Missouri. Census work got us down to Wesley with the help of Catherine Western Koll who added Lacy Faye Parrish’s marriage to George William Western. The family is in Saline Co., MO in 1930.

    age 52 - ROBERT WILLIAM9 WESTERN (HAROLD AVIS8, LACY FAYE7 PARRISH, IRA GRANT6, JOHN HENRY5, RUTH4 CHENOWETH, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Feb 28, 1956 in Fresno Co., CA, and died Apr 10, 2008 in Fresno Co., CA. He married (1) TRACY MAY Mar 25, 1977. He married (2) LAURA LEE TUCKER Apr 06, 1991 in Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Co., NV. - Robert was added in the above work by the California births database.

    age 89 - CHARLENE ELIZABETH TURNER, daughter of CHARLES TURNER and EULA ROSS, was born May 05, 1920 in De Queen, Servier Co., AR, and died Nov 07, 2009 in De Queen, Servier Co., AR She married CHARLES MILTON7 CHENOWETH, JR. (CHARLES MILTON6, CHARLES EDWIN 'EDWARD'5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) He was born Feb 22, 1911 in Racine, Newton Co., MO, and died Jun 1973 in Servier Co., AR. – The first wife of Charles was LEONA IDELLE TURNER, Charlene’s sister who died about 1944. Charlene would help raise Leona’s 4 children Charles is found on page 460 of Harris.

    age 57 - TRAVIS WILLIAM9 HONEYCUTT (BONETA MARIE8 HAYS, VIDA VIOLA7 CHENOWETH, JOHN WILLIAM6, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Apr 06, 1951 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK, and died Jan 15, 2009 in Oklahoma. He married JANET LYNNE TIERNEY May 25, 1985. - The Honeycutt lines were added by Patricia Ann Crume from material she gave me at the Bowling Green Reunion. Viola and her husband, George William Hays, are found in Harris on page 462.

    age 80 - CHARLES JOSEPH9 CLEAR (RUTH8 CHENOWETH, FRANK PETER7, GILBERT ALLISON6, PETER H.S.B.5, THOMAS T.4, RICHARD3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Aug 26, 1929 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, and died Sep 10, 2009 in Columbia, Boone Co., MO. He married JOSEPHINE KOBBY Apr 04, 1947 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. – Peter’s Census work found Ruth as part of the family of Frank Peter Chenoweth (Harris page 476). This September Dot found the obit of Charles Clear, giving us details on Ruth’s family.

    age 72 - ROBERT JAMES PATTERSON, son of ROBERT PATTERSON and LAURA SMITH, was born Sep 24, 1936 in Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, and died Sep 21, 2009. He married Oct 23, 1954 in Pittsburg, Crawford, KS, BARBARA ANN9 RAWLINGS (OPAL MARIE8 CHENOWETH, CARL B.7, THOMAS NEWTON6, THOMAS N.5, THOMAS C.4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) – Robert signed-in as a cousin in 1998 # 324 in a list that extends almost to 2,900 cousins today. His granddaughter, Carla Spark, informed me of his passing this September.

    age 88 - SUSAN8 ROTHE nee FRAHER (RUTH7 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM DICKEY6, ELIJAH5, JOHN FOSTER4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Apr 24, 1920 in Ohio, and died Mar 24, 2009 in California. She married Mr. ROTHE – Pete recently added Ruth’s family from the 1930 Census, finding Susan in the California death records, a daughter of a Chenoweth mother.

    age 85 - CLEMMIE B. CHENOWETH nee SULLIVAN was born Jul 28, 1924, and died Sep 08, 2009 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH. She married JOHN RUSSELL8 CHENOWETH (CLARK BURRIS7, JOHN WESLEY6, WILLIAM5, JOEL4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born Jan 14, 1915 in Marceline, Linn Co., MO, and died Mar 18, 1999 in Centerville, Montgomery Co., OH - John Russell is found on page 579 of Harris . Pete associated her as a 2nd wife of John and Dot found her obit this fall.

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    age 63 - PAULA BARBARA6 TOLLEFSON nee CHENOWITH (JOHN ALVIN5, JAMES ALVIN GEORGE4, JOHN P.3, JOHN P.2, THOMAS1) was born Sep 30, 1946 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD, and died Oct 06, 2009 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL . She married JAMES DAVID TOLLEFSON Jul 17, 1965 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD. He was born Jun 25, 1942, and died Nov 09, 1994 – Cousin Angie Feltz added Paula in her detail on the family of John P. Chenoweth, Jr. of Adams Co., IN, one of the several children from the many marriages of the “marrying-man” Rev John P. Chenowith.

    age 93 - CARL E.5 MORPHIS (CARRIE B.4 CHENOWITH, JAMES GARRISON3, JOHN P.2, THOMAS1) was born Mar 09, 1916 in Russellville, Pope Co., AR, and died Oct 20, 2009 in Russellville, Pope Co., AR. He married GENEVA STUMP. She was born Feb 06, 1917, and died Aug 20, 1996 in Arkansas. - Carl comes from another son of Rev John P. Chenowith, through his grandfather James Garrison Chenowith described on page 612 in Harris. This is a large family still largely based in Pope Co., AR. Pete extended Carrie’s family by Census and Dot recently found Carl’s obit.

    age 63 - DIANE LAURIET (KENDRICK) CHENOWETH nee BOTTMILLER was born Aug 30, 1946, and died Nov 10, 2009 in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. She married Jun 17, 1977 in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA WESLEY KEITH5 CHENOWETH (PHILLIP HOWARD4, RUDOLPH WILLIAM3, JOSEPH RICHARD2, WILLIAM R.1) – William Chenoweth came to Oregon just before the 1850 Census. The family bible says he is from Pike Co., OH. I corresponded with Wesley’s mother Vivian several times before her death in 2004. Vivian had extensively researched the line and had no answers for who William was. Her daughter has taken up the quest. Dot found this obit of one of Wesley’s several wives this past month.

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    SON SEEKS FATHER – CAN YOU HELP? REDUX

    The internet can be a wonderous place, giving access to information in an unprecedented manner and depth. It has opened the world and given everyone new ways of finding information. There is a connectivity that is still unfolding before us in its power. In the March 2005 newsletter, Pete led off with this short notice from a Kurt in the Chicago area looking for his Chenoweth father:

    “White male; born June 7, 1967 at Los Gatos Community Hospital in Los Gatos, CA; Mother’s maiden name is Cook; father’s name believed to be a Robert Chenoweth, born in the 1940s in New York and served in the US Navy.”

    This October, Pete received an email from Marilyn, Kurt’s mother. She had never given up looking for the son she had to give up. The internet found Kurt’s post and Marilyn immediately recognized it. As it had been nearly 5 years, the email address I had for Kurt was no longer valid, but I was fortunately able to reach him by finding a phone listing. In short, mother and son have been reunited and the father identified. What great joy there is that the newsletter enabled this reunion.


    GRANDDAUGHTERS OF JOHN1
    By Jon Egge, WA
    (22nd Installment of a series – 14th installment on grandchildren.)
    Menu of previous series articles

    Rachel’s Seatons

    Like her sister Mary, Rachel’s line is large and complex. The youngest child of John(2), Rachel, born May 07, 1754 in Frederick Co., VA, married there to Kenner Seaton and went west to Kentucky. Kenner was the son of James Seaton and Elizabeth Kenner who had married in Stafford Co., VA and migrated through the Frederick Co., VA area to Monongalia Co. ending up in Greene Co., PA. Little is said about Kenner in the work Oren Andrew Seaton (The Seaton Family, with Genealogy and Biographies, 1906) other than a history of their children, while incorrectly citing Elizabeth Sliger as Kenner’s wife. We know that the migration of Kenner and Rachel west went through Monongalia Co, where Kenner’s father and siblings also settled and where Rachel’s brother Richard lived prior to his move to Kentucky. This is documented in the will of Kenner’s father James where he wrote in part… “…son, James Seaton, the land "whereon I now live" - bought from Richard Chenowith - and a Negro boy, Joseph; son, Kenner Seaton, the land he lives on - bought from Neal”.

    At the time this area was claimed by both Virginia and Pennsylvania as part of their territory and not resolved until 1780. A part of the Monongalia Co. area ceded to Pennsylvania became Green Co., PA. Kenner is said to have served in the Revolutionary War. The last 2 of their 8 children were born in Jefferson Co., KY so we know the Seatons move into Kentucky was in the mid 1780’s five or six years after Richard had ventured down the Ohio to help found the city of Louisville. They would settle with other siblings of Kenner in an area to the southwest of Louisville near Floyd’s Fork that would eventually be called Seatonville. Rachel died in Jefferson Co., on July 04, 1807 and is buried in the Chenoweth Run cemetery near Jeffersontown with her husband Kenner who died on July 29, 1829, 22 years later. Kenner is believed to have married 2nd, Jane, the widow Mundel, after Rachel died. I have visited this cemetery with Greg Wulker, which is now in the back of a new housing development. A little of Rachel’s family was documented in Cora’s Hiatt book. More detail can be found in the Seaton book. Seven of the eight known children of the family lived to marry, the second daughter Mary dying at 10 months. My entry into Rachel’s family came with the discovery that her daughter Margaret had married Levi Grafton Whitaker on November 05, 1796 in Jefferson Co., and later moved to Morgan Co., IN. This began a long process of developing Rachel’s family from many sources. Margaret was joined in Morgan Co., by her nephew Dr Allen Seaton. Others of the family went to Adams Co., IL and still others remained in Kentucky.

    RACHEL3 CHENOWETH (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 07, 1754 in Frederick Co., VA, and died July 04, 1807 in Jefferson Co., KY. She married KENNER SEATON 1772 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV), son of JAMES SEATON and ELIZABETH KENNER. He was born March 13, 1753 in Stafford Co., VA, and died July 29, 1829 in Jefferson Co., KY.

    Children of RACHEL CHENOWETH and KENNER SEATON are:

    1. ELIZABETH4 SEATON, b. February 14, 1773, area of Frederick Co., VA; d. 1848, Jefferson Co., KY; m. JOHN ROSE, August 24, 1789, Jefferson Co., KY; b. Abt. January 1759, East Jersey on Rockaway River, (believed to be now Morris Co., NJ); d. Bet. 1843 - 1850, Jefferson Co., KY.
    2. MARY SEATON, b. April 04, 1775, Virginia; d. February 15, 1776.
    3. MARGARET ELIZABETH SEATON, b. May 23, 1777, Virginia; d. June 12, 1835, Owen Co., IN; m. LEVI GRAFTON WHITAKER, November 05, 1796, Jefferson Co., KY; b. April 13, 1773, Western Pennsylvania (then part of VA); d. November 27, 1849, Owen Co., IN.
    4. REBECCA SEATON, b. June 30, 1779, Monongalia Co., VA (now WV); d. September 1836, Jefferson Co., KY; m. JOHN PATTERSON, August 08, 1799, Jeffersontown, Jefferson Co., KY; b. Bet. 1764 - 1781; d. Unknown.
    5. GEORGE SEATON, b. April 23, 1781, Monongalia Co., VA (now WV); d. July 06, 1835, Seatonville, Jefferson Co., KY; m. SARAH DRAKE, February 03, 1803, Jefferson Co., KY; b. February 20, 1783, Kentucky; d. December 14, 1863, Jefferson Co., KY.
    6. JAMES KENNER SEATON, b. March 06, 1783, Monongalia Co., VA (now WV); d. September 02, 1826, Jefferson Co., KY; m. MARGARET “PEGGY” SCOTT, November 24, 1807, Jefferson Co., KY; b. August 10, 1779, Virginia; d. November 27, 1863, Kentucky.
    7. SARAH SEATON, b. October 27, 1787, Jefferson Co., KY; d. 1836; m. (1) JOSEPH J. FREDERICK, April 21, 1806, Jefferson Co., KY; b. Bet. 1772 - 1792; m. (2) JEFFERSON HEZEKIAH WOODSON, December 31, 1818, Jefferson Co., KY; b. Abt. 1784, Virginia; d. Aft. 1850.
    8. RICHARD SEATON, b. January 10, 1790, Jefferson Co., KY; d. April 21, 1873, Camp Point, Adams Co., IL; m. ELEANOR “NELLIE” MUNDEL, May 11, 1817, Jefferson Co., KY; b. July 26, 1795, Kentucky; d. August 01, 1865, Adams Co., IL.

    Of the eight children, 3 were sons, the first born after four older sisters. Elizabeth, the oldest daughter and first to wed, married John Rose on August 24, 1789 in Jefferson Co., KY, not long after the Seatons settled in Kentucky. John, a native of New Jersey, though his parents are undetermined, was one of the guards who were with Richard’s family at the time of the Chenoweth Massacre. Elizabeth and John had 6 known children who married. Most of this family stayed in Kentucky. In my database on Elizabeth, just one the lines of these six children, that of George S. Rose, has been brought into the 20th century. Rose is a very hard name to sort out as Roses seem to abound in a myriad of varieties. In a dozen years, I have only been in contact with one descendant of this family, Robert Douglas Rose of Utah, and the line remains largely undeveloped. That is hardly the case with Margaret and the Whitakers of Morgan Co., IN, the proverbially elephant in the china shop, representing almost two-thirds of what is known today in the database of Rachel’s family. This line opened up for me with a tree submitted by Mark Rabinowitz of Florida in 1996 on behalf of his wife Barbara’s family. Barbara was a descendant of Blandford B. Whitaker. This was the start of 36 cousin contacts and Betty Jo Blunk. For more on Jo, I refer you to the Dec 2005 article", “Blunking Morgan County. Blandford is the giant in this line, 34 of my 36 contacts today are in Blandford’s tree. Soon I found the works of Willis Arnold Finchum, Jr. in Utah. About a year into this pudding, Jacqueline S. Cramer sent me a copy of the work of the Whitaker study of Clona Cleveland Whitaker who had produced a large study on the Whitakers, using the Seaton book as background. The next year I met Joan Arlene Sanders through her husband, Ronald Delano Sanders. Ronald passed away in 2006. Joan descends from Blandford’s son Newton J. Still later I was to find a large Applegate tree that tied to two of Blandford’s daughters, Margaret Ann and Cynthia Ann who married Applegate brothers. This is a truly amazing record of these Morgan Co., IN families.

    Rebecca Seaton, the 4th daughter, married John Patterson. Jo Blunk got me started on this line, but it remains underdeveloped. I am unsure of the data on Sarah Patterson as it is similar to the family given for her aunt, Sarah Seaton, both given to have married a Joseph Frederick. Just lately I have found information on the Jewell family of Rachel S. Patterson. The third daughter, Bennoni Patterson, is not known to have married. Kencheloe Patterson, the older of the two sons, married Lucy A. Lewis. In 1905 Ronal Patterson contacted me and helped bring some of this into the 20th century. The bigger known part is from the youngest brother Seaton K. Patterson who married Elizabeth Stewart. One of Seaton’s granddaughters, Minnie Myrtle Schoolfield married William Thacker and Carolyn Wilcoxen developed a fine line on this family in Texas for me. For the most part all of the early Pattersons lines stayed in Kentucky.

    George Seaton, was the first son, after 4 daughters, born April 23, 1781 in Monongalia which then spanned Virginia and Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Drake in Jefferson Co., KY on February 03, 1803. George served as a local official in Seatonville. While some of George’s family remained in Kentucky, others migrated to Indiana, Illinois and Nebraska. The largest known part to me is from his son Dr. Allen Rose Seaton who settled in Morgan Co., IL where his aunt Margaret Seaton Whitaker had settled. Allen’s family was detailed for me by Betty Jo Blunk. Charles Drake Seaton, the oldest son married Elizabeth Payne and migrated to Adams Co., IL where his uncle Richard would also settled. Mary “Polly” Seaton married John T. Miller and remains largely undeveloped in Kentucky. John Simpson Seaton married Mary Hicks and remained in Kentucky. His family is underdeveloped. This is also true for Apphia Ward Seaton who married Matthew Meddis. The Jesse Drake Seaton who married Lucinda Crump late in life and had no children. Elizabeth Hughes Seaton married Thomas Mercer Swann Reynolds and went to Nebraska. This family has not been brought into the 20th century. Sarah L. “Sallie” Seaton married John Ward Jean and remained in Kentucky.

    James Kenner Seaton, the other of the sons born on Monongalia Co. married Margaret “Peggy” Scott. James and Peggy would remain in Kentucky. They had 7 children. The daughter, Cynthia Ann Seaton, married her cousin William S. Rose and went to Texas. Their son, Richard Aliph Seaton, married Eleanor Mitchell Bayne and had remained in Kentucky with a couple of his sons going to Missouri. Daughter, Mary “Polly” Seaton, married Milton William Tyler and went to Dade Co., MO. This is a well developed line. Daughter, Sarah 'Sallie' Seaton, married James Stout, but nothing more is known. Daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Seaton, married Nelson W. Tucker. The family moved to Union Co., KY and remained for the most part through the 1920 Census in this locality. Daughter, Rachel Seaton, married Washington Smith. They moved several times migrating to Missouri, the back to Kentucky, up to Illinois and then to Kansas. Only one marriage of their 5 children is known. Chalmers Smith married Ann Elizabeth Bloomheart from information by Mary Altman Smith, a descendant. Marseilles, Canning, James Seaton and Susan are last seen in 1880 in Lincoln Co., KS with Washington and Rachel.

    Sarah Seaton married Joseph J. Frederick. She died in 1836 and only 2 children are known from this marriage: Margaret Frederick, who married Elijah Allison and Richard Seaton Frederick, who married Malinda A. Roney. Both Margaret and Richard ended up in Morgan Co., IN and their lines have been developed with the help of Betty jo Blunk and Bob Brewer, a descendant.

    Richard Seaton married Eleanor “Nellie” Mundel, a daughter of his stepmother Jane’s first marriage to John Mundel. In the 1830’s they migrated to Camp Point in Adams Co., IL. There were 8 children. Their families would dwell for the most part in Adams Co., IL for at least the next 50 years. Margaret Seaton married James A. Wallace in Adams Co., IL. The 1870 Census has found us 3 marriages for her children and a path possibly to extend the line. Rebecca P. Seaton married Thomas 'Squire' Bailey, a Maine native and a banker. Their one daughter Eleanor B. Bailey though, who married Adolphus B. Kelley, would have no known children. Kenner Seaton had the largest family of his siblings marrying Sarah Ann Conner and fathering 10 children. To date my only three contacts from Richard Seaton’s line come through his son Kenner, the only of Richard’s lines that we have brought down to living descendants in the file. One of these, Jacob A. Seaton, first introduced me to the Adams Co., IL Seatons. John Silas Seaton had 4 children, losing 2 wives. We have marriages for two of the children, but the lines have not been brought into the 20th century. Both George and James Seaton died as early, one as a child and one as a young man. Richard Seaton, Jr. married Nancy Eleanor “Ellen” Curry. Marriages are known for 5 of their 6 children, but only one has been followed to the 1900 Census. Richard Jr’s granddaughter, Irene, was known as the “The Singing Lady" on radio. The 8th child of Richard and Nellie is said to be a Sarah, but she is never found in a Census, and whether she married or died young is not known. The 1840 Census gives Richard’s household 5 sons and one daughter, which would be Rebecca. Margaret had married in 1838. The 1830 Census has 2 daughters who would be Margaret and Rebecca. It is likely that Sarah died young.

    In the 1850 Census we have found 32 families of Rachel, 169 people. They are in KY, IN and IL with one family in TN. By 1860 this had grown to 63 families and 281 people, spreading out to IA, MO, KS and TX, with expanded bases in KY, IN and IL.

    [Spiral]

    Mary “Victoria” Chenoweth Bales
    (15 Mar 1887-28 Mar 1977)

    [Victoria] By Cinda Lou9 (Anderson) Justice, Justine8 Bales, Mary7 Chenoweth, Elmer Jefferson6 Chenoweth, Elijah5,.Chenoweth, John Foster4 Chenoweth, Elijah3, Chenoweth, Thomas2 Chenoweth, John1 Chenoweth

    Life lessons in laughter were from my grandmother. I don’t think she much liked her “old” name that had come down through the generations. It seemed so plain and she did so much want to be unique – not proud or pretentious – just unique. She certainly was. Through the DNA we trace back our male ancestors to Thomas’s father John but those Chenoweth ladies were a brand of their own. She decided at an early age to try to improve upon her name. Her younger brothers had such distinguished names that brought male ancestors names with them - Elijah Pringle Chenoweth and Max Alexander Chenoweth. She was rightly miffed and decided that she would add a distinguished middle name to her plain Mary. She decided on the letter V for she felt sure that someone would notice that! To dress it up she adopted Victoria. For many years she would write her name as Mary V. Chenoweth in hopes someone would ask what the V was for so she could demurely respond with “Victoria”. She and her brothers lived on a large farm that her father, Elmer would receive from his father that had been separated from part of the 3000 acres that had been accumulated by his grandfather John Foster Chenoweth. A worthy early resident of Madison County, Ohio, where it was said you could drive many a miles up the London Rd and see Mr. Chenoweth’s land on both sides of the buggy.

    Grandma and her brothers were cared for by a live in young girl named Etta who spent most of her life taking care of first them and then their children for in those days, lady’s seldom took care of their own children but kept an upstairs maid for a nurse. Each of the children and grandchildren was devoted to her for life. Her small room was above the kitchen with a narrow little stair case and the only advantage to it was that it was the warmest room in the huge old brick house.

    Mary and her brothers were taken with unusual names and spent many happy hours naming the farm animals and especially the cats. They named a big tom cat Bartholomew Snicklefritz and the mama cat Afghanistan Skippy Eckendorff. There was a third but I cannot remember it. And when Grandma was 90 she could not remember it either.

    Mary’s brother Max, A graduate of Ohio State and Capital University, was in the First World War in the Army Band. They played concerts for the soldiers but mostly for the monarchs of Europe. They played for generals, Kings and Queens and for all the state dinners. It would be safe to say that his tour of duty was more like a vacation tour. Though his mother worried for his safety, he returned home, married and had two daughters. He continued to play the base vile in Columbus, OH at the theaters in the orchestra. His youngest daughter died young and unmarried but his oldest daughter, Catherine married a veterinarian, Dr. Frank Brown and had three sons. Max served as the Mayor of Mt Sterling a town in Madison County. His wife, Edith (Meyer) had inherited a farm at the edge of town but the home was in the city limits.

    Mary’s brother “Ping” (a shortened version of his Grandmother Suzan Pringle’s name) was an inventor of gadgets and had patented the tent that is used for burials at cemeteries. Unfortunately there were only so many funeral establishments in an area so he had to sell it to a larger company. He built his own home which he called a bungalow. He made large metal gas lanterns that could be converted to electric. He was a man who worked with his head and hands. He was also the story teller of the family and when the family sat down to Christmas dinner everyone had a letter from Santa on their plate – he would even write one to himself. And so Christmas began with laughter. He and his wife Madge (Lewis) had only one son, Lewis Pringle Chenoweth. He married twice but left no descendents. He was an airplane mechanic in the service during the Second World War, played a musical instrument and was good with his hands in building and repairing.

    But my grandmother Mary was the backbone of her family and was all her life striving to do more, do it better and above all finish what you start. Raised to be a lady she went to a finishing school in Columbus where she learned water color painting and the talents at which a lady was to spend her time. She married her second cousin William Robison Bales. She would make up her mind to do a task and would not be detoured in completing it. Her one and only diary was written her last year before marriage. For Christmas that year she wrote that her father had made her a maple rolling pin from a tree at the farm. On my wall hangs that gift with her initials carved in the handle. Her first child Martha died soon after birth. Her second was my mother, Justine (Bales) and the next year a son Dean Chenoweth Bales who never married and died in an accident. Her last child was a son Robert Stewart Bales who married Dorothy and had three sons, one dyeing as a baby.

    Grandma Mary held together a family that suffered many losses. She withstood the deaths of a daughter, a son, parents, her husband and a grandson. I asked her once why she never went to the cemetery very often. She replied, “Honey, life is for the living.” She was a natural at sales and brought home a payment for a fitted corset during the depression when the only thing left for the next meal was a little butter and four potatoes.

    Grandma would never let us carry her groceries because she did not want anyone to see us and believe she was unable to do it herself. I believe the expression is “stubborn as a hog on ice”. She once tripped leaving the room of a friend in a nursing home and hit her head. She had a huge knot and my sister asked her what she did when she fell. Grandma said, “Well, I got right up. I didn’t want anyone to think I belonged there.” She got her LPN license and took care of folks after Grandpa died. She would live in and have a day off a week. She tried to get a patient up and moving once to build strength and the lady complained to her with, “When you get as old as I am, Mary Bales, you won’t be able to get up either.” Grandma was already eight years her senior. She drove her own car till in her eighties when she literally tried to knock over a bank by hitting the drive through column. Her assignment was homemade lemon pie for all our get-togethers. She always insisted on doing the dishes after dinner and refused to stop so we opened the cupboard and began putting the clean dishes down beside her. She washed about half before she noticed and again we all laughed. We teased her with the nick-name “Maid Mary”. She took a writing course and received a certificate but she did not need one for her funny letters describing people and places. She wrote poems for gifts and when I was her first grandchild to graduate from college. She went to the Gideon’s and wanted to donate Bibles in my honor. They told her they only had a memorial dedication so she insisted and wrote a card herself. From then on the organization also had a card for “in honor of”. At age 90 she entered one of her paintings in the Governor’s Art Show and won first place. The painting was auctioned off and purchased by the Governor’s wife. She wrote to me and said,” This is the highlight of my life. Now I am a professional. I got paid.” It was the only year it was held in March instead of May. In fact it was her birthday, March 16, 1977. Two weeks later on my birthday our precious, unique Grandmother was laid to rest with her family. Her check came that day from the State House.

    [Spiral]

    I wish all our “cousins” a joyous holiday time, and hope the year 2010 brings everyone some glad tidings. One tiding would be for as many as possible to attend the 2010 Chenoweth Family Association Reunion in Dallas, Texas.

    [Dick] Dick & Bev Buchanan, Parliamentarian


    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)

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    As usual enjoyed your latest newsletter. When I read over your article about Mary Chenoweth Ashbrook and her offspring it reminded me that I might have some information you would be interested in. You made reference to William A. Ashbrook (1867-1940) (William, Eli, Levi and Mary) and the diaries he kept (A Line A Day) from the time he was a teenager until the day of his death. William A. Ashbrook was a brother of my great grandmother, Aura Helen Ashbrook Moore. This summer I visited the only surviving child of William A. Ashbrook. Her name is Lucy Tavener. She most graciously loaned me the five volume set of her father’s diaries and I spent the better part of the summer reading them. What a treasure – both of family history and national history. He was the first Ashbrook to serve as a US representative – his son John followed in his footsteps.

    In his diaries he included a history of the life of Eli and Caty Ashbrook as well as the account of Eli’s conversion and ministry which Eli himself wrote in his ‘90s. Both stories are fascinating. I scanned and saved them and they are sent in separate emails (because of file sizes) along with a picture of the home he and Caty built in 1821 in Johnstown, OH. I hope if you have not already read these stories that you enjoy them as much as I did.

    Thanks for all your hard work.

    18 November 2009
    Lorraine Smith

    We appreciate the emails that you sent us and will be using them as stories in upcoming issues. - editor

    [holly]

    First of all, I want to tell you how much I appreciate all the time and effort you put into the Chenoweth Newsletters and database. I’ve always been interested in family history and had an opportunity to dabble in it during a short period time between my youngest child’s leaving home and our purchasing and moving into a “fixer-upper” home. I’m looking forward to the time when the “fixer upper” is done and I will have some time to devote to pursuing this interest on a greater scale once again.

    I really enjoy the newsletters! Some time back, you requested stories from ancestors. I’m attaching a script that was dictated by my husband’s great-grandmother.

    I sent some information about Minnie’s descendents several years ago. I’m thinking that I received word back from you that you had received the information but see that the web site does not reflect this information. Seems I read somewhere that you have it updated in your info but only occasionally update the web site. Is that so? If I knew the extent of the information that I sent you, I could send even further updates as I know more children have been born since that time.

    6 November 2009
    D’Ann Washington

    Thank you for the story. I will post it next week on the “tales” page. You are correct that I have not posted the database updates in some time. Actually not since 2004. Since then the database has grown from about 120,000 to 170,000 names. We are presently working on the entire family Census for 1870 [almost done] and have been for a couple of years. I do hope one day to update the website, it is on a list of things to do. Maybe next Fall. – Jon Egge

    [holly]

    I was reading the family website about the Chenoweths in Winchester, VA. I decided since I don’t live far to do a little searching online just in case I wanted to drive there and locate someone/thing. In doing so I found the following article which you may find interest. I am enclosing the link. It’s about a writed named Helen Hamilton Gardener. Her original name was Alice Chenoweth…She was instrumental in women’s rights in the 1800s. I think as you look more into her you will be interested in her history. She was appointed to the highest position for a woman in the years that she lived.

    30 Octobeer 2009
    Cynthia Ann (Chenoweth) Veras

    Nice to hear from you. Thank you for the many links. We did publish an article about Alice – Jon Egge

    [holly]

    I am very remiss in not thanking you sooner for adding my name to your mailing list for your delightful newsletter. Surely there is some charge for this wonderful publication? Please let me know the amount so that I can contribute to this worthy cause.

    16 September 2009
    Kay Reed Bedford

    At present there is no charge for the newsletter, though it would be worth while to consider a say $5 or $10 subscription. This would allow us to raise some funds, and cut down on the distribution I suppose, but it would involve someone doing a lot of work collecting checks and keeping a list…….Groan. If 1/3 of the distribution subscribed that would be $3000 to $6000.

    Pete does take donations, but I forget what the norm is. – Jon Egge

    [holly]

    Thanks again for another great job and newsletter on all our behalf!!

    12 September 2009
    Dianne Kidd

    Thanks for the kind words. I think Pete and I enjoy putting the newsletter out. We often trigger some clarifying discovery. It is a nice change of pace and keeps people in the loop [or at least ones that want to be]. My problem is that I have really slowed down in the last couple of years and I have not enough time to do too many things. – Jon Egge

    [holly]

    The last time I found my parents on your website my name was misspelled. I would appreciate it being corrected, if possible. If you are in need of more information please e-mail me. I enjoy your site very much and appreciate all you do to keep it up to date. Thank you..

    12 September 2009
    Druanne C. Firchau

    Thank you for contacting me and it was misspelled. In fact I had 2 spellings in my file, both wrong. You are probably use to this inability of people to get your name right, it is unusual. I have corrected my file, some how I must find time to correct my file, somehow I must find the time to correct the website. - Editor

    [holly]

    Once again, thanks for your work! Having done a little research work myself, I know the frustration that comes with wrong or conflicting source data. I read with amazement the difficulties Jon describes in his “Moment with the Webmaster” in the September 2009 newsletter.

    On that note, an amusing story: Some years ago, I received a ged [file] on the Green family in WV. I set up a separate folder so as not to intermingle any of the data with what I have in my “proven” database. Of course I began with the individual relative I was connected with and began to go back in generations.

    Lo and behold, I soon found some European royalty. And then some Egyptian Pharaohs. Exciting finds! And similar to the refuted claim that in my forebearers was Lord Calvert. Of course there were no sources cited to substantiate these finds. I did a people search and my program sorts them alphabetically. The single names come before the ones with accompanying surnames. There was Adam, married to Eve! After laughing it off and chalking it up to experience, I found Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Noah, Solomon, and many of the others mentioned in the Old Testament.

    Ancestry Beware! Indeed!

    12 September 2009
    Darrell Stalnaker

    Ah yes – The Adam and Eve stuff. I had not seen this combined with Jesus, Mary and Joseph, but I probably didn’t look. I wonder about people who could conceive that this is remotely possible. Good “Comments from the Clan” fodder…...– Jon Egge

    [holly]

    Thank you so much for doing this, both of you! Your time commitment is so generous and the value of the information contained in the newsletter is inestimable. Without your work, the Chenoweth descendants would know so much less about their families!

    I am happy to receive the notice w/o the attachment when the new issue comes out.

    12 September 2009
    Diane Parrish

    Thank you for your kind words. – Jon Egge

    [holly]

    I love the newsletters. They are always so full of information!!

    12 September 2009
    Diane Chenoweth

    Then you are our target audience [smiley] - Jon Egge

    [holly]

    First, thank you for your newsletter. I find it very informative. I hope my site on ancestry is all right.

    11 September 2009
    Venice Liston

    I am glad you enjoyed the newsletter. All the past issues are posted at the website with an article index.. – Jon Egge

    [holly]

    I hope I’ve sent this info to the correct person. I enjoy receiving the newsletter and would like to continue. My email has changed and I would like to provide a new one.

    11 September 2009
    Keirston Matthews

    I have forwarded your new email address to Jon and you should receive further issues at it. – editor

    [holly]

    Thanks so much for including the article [about the Wayne Township property] in the past issue of the newsletter; it was an honor to be included. All the Chenoweth cousins are mighty thankful to you and Jon for all the effort you (and other major researchers/contributors) have exerted in keeping the Chenoweths “alive” for the rest of us. Keep up the good work!

    11 September 2009
    Becky Steinmetz

    It was an honor to present your information to the rest of the clan – editor

    [holly]

    I am wondering if the W.B. Chenoweth who had the first commercial bus line in Texas and was issued the first license plate in the state is the same W.B. Chenoweth who had the Cornfield Symphony Orchestra that made the first commercial recordings in Dallas.

    29 October 2009
    Gene Fowler

    Yes, that is the same W.B. (William Benjamin) Chenoweth – my grandfather. The first commercial recording of phonograph records in Dallas, TX was done in 1924 by the General Phonograph Corporation under the OkeH record label. That first recording in Dallas included 14 dance tunes by the Jack Garner Orchestra and two numbers (“Hot Foot” and “Last Shot Got Him”) by The Cornfield Symphony Orchestra. I am fortunate to have several original news articles regarding that event. The Cornfield Symphony “Orchestra” consisted of my grandfather on fiddle, my father, Thomas Scurry, on guitar, his brother, Joseph H. on tenor banjo, and their sister Vivian V.’s first husband, Edward Hayes, on tenor banjo. My grandfather sometimes also billed himself as the Fiddlin Wampus Cat. The OkeH label pioneered “location recording” in 1922, taking mobile sound trucks to places like New Orleans, Dallas, St Louis, Atlanta, Detroit & Kansas City to record mostly jazz and country music performers not heard in New York or Chicago. The OkeH label was purchased by Columbia records in 1926. It is also interesting that he invented the first 6-cylinder automobile engine, that, when mounted to a freight wagon, became the first commercial bus line in Texas. – Joseph Thomas Chenoweth (grandson)

    [bow]


    A Window To The Past

    Copyright Sumter Co., KS main page (16 Sep 1997)
    ALBERT7 CHENOWETH (SAMUEL HAYCRAFT6, JACOB VAN METER5, WILLIAM S.4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

    A. CHENOWETH, MD., of the firm of A. & C. Chenoweth, druggists of Wellington, Kan., was born in Pike County, Ill., April 11, 1848. He was reared on his father’s farm until he was about sixteen years of age; in the mean time attending the district school of his neighborhood; about two years of his later boyhood were spent at the High School of Decatur, Ill; at the age of nineteen, his father having died and being thrown upon his own resources, he began the study of medicine under Dr. W. H. Walters, now of Freeport, Ill. At the same time spending his winters in teaching, to enable him to pay his college expenses. A few months before attaining his majority, having studied one year and a half, and having spent one term at a Medical College, he began the practice of medicine in Macon County, Ill., but after a few months being unwilling to assume the responsibilities of a practice without full preparation, he returned to Rush Medical College, Chicago, where he graduated in January, 1872. Having received his degree, he went before the board of examiners and passed a competitive examination for the position of House Physician and Surgeon of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Receiving a majority of votes cast, he entered upon his duties February 1, 1872, for a period of one and a half year’s service. During his term of service at the hospital he was professor of Physical diagnosis, lecturing to a class of students upon diseases of the heart, lungs, etc., accompanying his lectures with ample illustrations on the dead subject; two of his students afterwards became house physicians to the Hospital, and one of the two a member of the legislature. Dr Chenoweth also passed a competitive examination before the faculty of Rush Medical College, for the position of Professor of Dermatology, coming in second of the three applicants. After spending three years in private practice in Chicago, he entered the regular army as Acting Assistant Surgeon, serving in the Department of the Platte, under Gen. Crook, during the Sioux war of 1876-77; entered the service about the date of the Custer massacre; being held in high esteem by his superior officers, his promotion was only a question of time, however disliking the enforced separation from his family he resigned and returned to practice at Orleana, Ill., where he remained five years doing an extensive but laborious practice, resulting in injury to his health which necessitated removal to a dryer climate; consequently in 1882 the Dr. removed to Wellington, Kan., where he is now doing a lucrative practice and at the same time has a half interest in the drug firm of A. & C. Chenoweth, which business to them has opened out with flattering prospects. While at Orleana, Ill., the Dr. was examining physician for the Home Life Insurance Company of New York and is now a member as well as examining physician of the United Order of Ancient Templars; he is also a member, and soon to be president of the Cook County Hospital Alumni Association of Chicago, Ill. Dr. C. owns a nice residence property in Wellington. His brothers and sisters are among the oldest and most respectable residents of Sumner County, Kan. He was married in June 1874, to Miss Maria Prosser, who was born of wealthy parents in Calcutta, Hindostan, where her father was a merchant. Mrs C. came to America from England in 1872, and is a member of the Reformed Episcopal Church, having her membership with Bishop Cheney’s church of Chicago. Dr. C. has three children, the eldest of whom is dead – Alice Louise, Ethel Vivian and Mabel Grace.


    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

    [Arthur Line] A cause of wonder

    While doing a second run through of the family to pick up people we had missed in the 1860 Census I came to Thomas A. Harris. This name had been added to my file in 1997 by an Email from Sean Drury. Sean wrote “I am a direct descendant of George Harris, who married Hannah Chenoweth in 1798 in Virginia. My link to him is through his first wife, a Ms. Chiles, but I have some info I thought you would like since I didn't see it on the website. George's son, Gabriel was born in MD in 1793, and his daughter, Elizabeth, was born in VA in 1794. It appears that his family migrated to Frederick County, VA around the same time as the Chenoweths did, although he did not marry Hannah C. until October 1798. Unfortunately, this is the extent of my info on the VA migration, based on census records and Frederick County marriage records. George was high sheriff of Winchester, VA as well as Justice of the Peace for two years in the early 1800's. The Harrises moved to Missouri in 1836 along with Elizabeth's family, the Sheckells, and settled in the northeast part of the state. George and Hannah apparently died before 1850, so I don't have his complete family info. But I know he and Hannah had one son, Thomas Alexander Harris, a Confederate General in Missouri and a Representative to the Confederate Congress in Richmond. Thomas also took part in the Mormon war and the Missouri-Iowa border conflict. I have his bio and can send it to you for posting on the web.”

    Hannah Chenoweth was a daughter of Arthur’s son John who had settled in Virginia in the 1780s. Hannah had married George Harris on October 23, 1798. Harris has no detail on this family, but we do know that Thomas was their son because there are several articles on Thomas who not only served as a US Congressman from Missouri, but also became a General for the Confederacy. None on these articles had mentioned a family and I had not tried to find Thomas before in a Census. He was surprisingly easy to find to my chagrin. In 1860, just as the article (included below) said, He was living in Hannibal, Marion Co., MO. To my surprise he had a wife, Imogene, age 27, born in Pennsylvania. I had earlier found his cousin Harriet Reynolds living at this time in Hannibal. Curiously I looked and found him in the 1880 Census in Frankfort, KY, living with an Aunt, Marie Campbell from the Harris side of the equation. Thomas was born in 1826 and his parents married 28 years earlier. It is almost certain there were other Harris children for Hannah that we just don’t know about. How interesting it would be to find this family.

    HANNAH4 CHENOWETH (JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born 1780 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died Bef. 1850. She married GEORGE HARRIS October 23, 1798 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV). He was born Abt. 1769 in Maryland, and died June 17, 1832 in Front Royal, Frederick Co., VA.

    Child of HANNAH CHENOWETH and GEORGE HARRIS is:

    1. THOMAS ALEXANDER5 HARRIS, b. 1826, Frederick Co., VA (now Warren Co., VA); d. April 09, 1895, Pewee Valley, Oldham Co., KY; m. IMOGENE ?; b. Abt. 1833, Pennsylvania.

    These were the articles that Sean sent me. I unfortunately don’t know their origins:

    • Thomas A. Harris was a congressman from Missouri. Born in Warren Co., VA, he moved during his youth to Hannibal, Marion Co., MO. In 1838 Harris participated in the Mormon war and a year later in the Missouri-Iowa boundary dispute. He won appointment to the US Military Academy in 1843 but withdrew after 2 years to study law. In 1848, he became a 2nd lieutenant in the 12th US Infantry, but the war with Mexico ended before he saw action. He then pursued a military career in Venezuela. Harris returned to Hannibal in 1856 and served as city attorney from 1857-1859.

      A Democrat, Harris in 1860 was elected to Marion Co. representative to the Provisional Confederate Congress. He also served in the First Congress. Usually supportive of the Davis administration, Harris served on the Conference and Military Affairs Committees. Concerned about the well-being of Confederate soldiers, he did not favor a military draft. His support of Major General Sterling Price eventually alienated Harris from Davis. Although he sought re-election in 1864, Harris, because of his reputation for carousing, lost to Nimrod Lindsay Norton.

      After the war, Harris tried a number of occupations in Missouri, Texas and Louisiana before moving to Louisville, KY, during the 1870s. He was appointed assistant Secretary of State for Kentucky in 1880.
    • ….here also gathered... Gen. Tom Harris, commander of the State guards of that section. The engagement at Monroe City deserves a passing comment. It was the only canon battle that was fought in Monroe County. T.A. Harris, state representative from Monroe Co., was given the rank of Brigadier General July 5, 1861, with 500 recruited southern troops under him. By the 14th Harris had over 1,000 men at Monroe City where an engagement took place with the Federal troops. After the battle, Harris advised retreat and set out with his command, which had been augmented to between 1,200 and 1,500. The first actual service of US Grant in the Civil War was against Harris on the latter's retreat from Hunnewell to Florida (Monroe Co., MO). Near Fulktom, Harris was again engaged with some union troops under Colonel McNeil in an affair known as the Fulton Races and the former's force was defeated and scattered.

    Revisiting a list

    Occasionally, in research, one should revisit past lists to see if items that were previously unidentified can now be solved given added information in the intervening years and new sources. I had the occasion to do this in late November 2006 with a California death listing we had assembled for children of Chenoweth daughters. This useful spreadsheet was assembled in 2000 from a database posting at Rootsweb and has provided a wealth of useful information and discoveries over the years. I decided to see what could be gleaned from the unidentified listings using the every name indexing for census available at ancestry.com. I was successful on 11 of the listings:

    • Daniel Webster Bickel d: December 22, 1954 In San Mateo Co., CA. Daniel was born March 17, 1895 in Ohio. I am not sure as to the surname of his mother, but his grandmother turns out to be Rebecca Chenoweth who married Daniel W. Bickle. Daniel is found in the 1900 Census of Darke Co., OH with his father Ira and mother Frances. His grandfather and namesake is then a widower, living with his son Ira. This listing also added Daniel’s sisters, Maud and Mary to the file. The curious question becomes, was this some sort of mistake or was his mother Frances also a Chenoweth.

      IRA E.6 BICKLE (REBECCA5 CHENOWETH, JOHN4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born February 28, 1866 in Darke Co., OH. He married FRANCES F. ?. She was born September 1870 in Ohio.

      Children of IRA BICKLE and FRANCES ? are:

      1. MAUD M.7 BICKLE, b. August 1890, Darke Co., OH.
      2. DANIEL WEBSTER BICKEL, b. March 17, 1895, Darke Co., OH; d. December 22, 1954, San Mateo Co., CA.
      3. MARY E. BICKLE, b. March 1900, Darke Co., OH.

    • Julia Miller Brown d: April 02, 1943 in Los Angeles. She was born was born September 24, 1852 in Missouri. I had a note besides this that she may have been a daughter of Margaret Haycraft Chenoweth. Our work on the 1860 Census had proven that, but I had not remembered this detail. Now I had her married name and was able to find the family in the 1900 Census. In both 1900 and 1910 Julie said she had 8 children and all were living. In 1880 she was newly married and still living in Macon Co., IL and in 1900 only one son Arthur was living them in Riverside Co., CA. Where were the other 7 Browns?

      JULIA FRANCES7 MILLER (MARGARET HAYCRAFT6 CHENOWETH, JACOB VAN METER5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 24, 1852 in Missouri, and died April 02, 1943 in Los Angeles Co., CA. She married THOMAS P. BROWN Abt. 1880. He was born Abt. 1851 in New Jersey.

      Child of JULIA MILLER and THOMAS BROWN is:

      1. ARTHUR WINFRED8 BROWN, b. November 23, 1885, Illinois; d. December 27, 1954, Los Angeles Co., CA.

    • Florence Amy Rucker Chalmers died November 03, 1958 in Los Angeles Co., CA. She was born February 06, 1895 in Arkansas. I found her in 1900 with her parents in the Indian Territories. We had known that Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Chenoweth married William F. Rucker, but had not found them yet in the 1900 Census. There were a lot more children.

      MARY ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE'7 CHENOWETH (NELSON H.6, JOSEPH5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born 1853 in Tennessee. She married WILLIAM F. RUCKER March 27, 1871 in Benton Co., AR. He was born 1847 in Missouri.

      Children of MARY CHENOWETH and WILLIAM RUCKER are:

      1. SARAH8 RUCKER, b. 1873, Arkansas.
      2. FRED ELIOT RUCKER, b. 1876, Arkansas.
      3. AVERY J. RUCKER, b. June 21, 1879, Arkansas; d. December 21, 1963, Pomona, Los Angeles Co., CA.
      4. HENRY RUCKER, b. Abt. 1882, Arkansas.
      5. ANNIE RUCKER, b. Abt. 1885, Arkansas.
      6. NANNIE RUCKER, b. Abt. 1889, Arkansas.
      7. FREDIE RUCKER, b. Abt. 1893, Arkansas.
      8. FLORENCE AMY RUCKER, b. February 06, 1895, Arkansas; d. November 03, 1958, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. ? CHALMERS; b. Aft. 1885

    • There were 3 Keyes listed: Robert Chenoweth Keyes died May 17, 1991 in Alemeda Co., CA. His apparent sisters were Virginia Keyes Dumas who died May 31, 1992 in Yolo Co., CA and Mary K. Keyes Garrett who died December 10, 1993 in San Bernardino Co., CA. The sisters were born in Pennsylvania and the son in Texas, but I found the family in Ohio in 1920. Everything fit except Virginia was more likely Sarah Virginia. Cora had given the marriage of Bertha Gabell Chenoweth to an unknown Keys.

      BERTHA GABELL7 CHENOWETH (GEORGE WASHINGTON6, JEREMIAH BROWNING5, JOHN FOSTER4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born December 02, 1884 in Madison Co., OH. She married PAUL C. KEYES. He was born Abt. 1883 in Ohio.

      Children of BERTHA CHENOWETH and PAUL KEYES are:

      1. MARY K.8 KEYES, b. March 19, 1911, Pennsylvania; d. December 10, 1993, San Bernardino Co., CA; m. ? GARRETT; b. Aft. 1901.
      2. SARAH VIRGINIA KEYES, b. March 01, 1913, Pennsylvania; d. May 31, 1992, Yolo Co., CA; m. ? DUMARS; b. Aft. 1903.
      3. ROBERT CHENOWETH KEYES, b. March 05, 1917, Texas; d. May 17, 1991, Alemeda Co., CA.

    • Ella Douglas Halstead died in Santa Barbara Co., CA on May 17, 1991. In 1920 she was living with her parents in Monterey Park, CA. In 1900 they were in Franklin Co., OH where her mother Orlena had been born. We did not have this marriage but the name Orlena and location were distinctive enough to be sure. Orlena appears to have shaved a couple of years off her age in the Census as her husband was 7 years younger than she.

      ORLENA 'LINA'6 CHENOWETH (WILLIAM B.5, JOSEPH4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 1859 in Franklin Co., OH. She married LOW H. DOUGLAS. He was born April 1866.

      Child of ORLENA CHENOWETH and LOW DOUGLAS is:

      1. ELLA7 DOUGLAS, b. December 27, 1898, Franklin Co., OH; d. May 17, 1991, Santa Barbara Co., CA; m. ? HALSTEAD; b. Aft. 1888.

    • James W. Reed was actually listed in Cora’s book, but we had not gotten around to locating the family. He died April 20, 1966 in Los Angeles Co., CA. He was the son of Millicent Chenoweth listed in the 1900 Census of Randolph Co., IN as Mallie.

      MILLICENT 'MILLIE'7 CHENOWETH (LEVI EDMUND 'LEE'6, THOMAS FOSTER5, JOHN C.4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born September 26, 1868 in Darke Co., OH. She married JOHN LOWELL REED October 04, 1893 in Darke Co., OH. He was born Abt. 1868 in Indiana.

      Child of MILLICENT CHENOWETH and JOHN REED is:

      1. JAMES W.8 REED, b. September 05, 1897, Randolph Co., IN; d. April 20, 1966, Los Angeles Co., CA.

    • Two Smiths from Missouri were John David Smith who died in Merced Co., CA on June 12, 1941 and Lydia G. Smith Thompson who died June 26, 1958 in Los Angeles Co., CA. Smiths are very difficult, but I found a listing in 1900 in Greene Co., MO that put John and Lydia together with a widowed mother Millard age 54. Armed with this I located her in 1880 with her husband William in Polk Co., MO. I am sure this is Mildred the d/o Joseph Chenoweth and Rose Ann Mitchell.

      MILDRED5 CHENOWETH (JOSEPH4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 1845 in Taney Co., MO, and died Unknown. She married WILLIAM SMITH. He was born Abt. 1851 in Illinois, and died Bef. 1900.

      Children of MILDRED CHENOWETH and WILLIAM SMITH are:

      1. JOHN DAVID6 SMITH, b. September 21, 1873, Polk Co., MO; d. June 12, 1941, Merced Co., CA.
      2. LYDIA G. SMITH, b. May 01, 1888, Missouri; d. June 26, 1958, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. ? THOMPSON; b. Aft. 1878.

    • Stephen B. Sprague died March 01, 1991 in Santa Clara Co., CA. Born in Tennessee to a Chinowth daughter, I found the family in 1920 in Youngstown, OH. This was Bessie Chinowth and her brother Charles W. was also in Youngstown. Over the phone one day I had been given her husband as Phil Sprague. This was wrong.

      BESSIE7 CHINOWTH (WILLIAM H.6, RICHARD5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born December 1884 in Washington Co., TN. She married STEPHEN L. SPRAGUE. He was born Abt. 1877 in Ohio.

      Children of BESSIE CHENOWETH and STEPHEN SPRAGUE are:

      1. STEPHEN B.8 SPRAGUE, b. September 09, 1911, Tennessee; d. March 01, 1991, Santa Clara Co., CA.
      2. PHILIP M. SPRAGUE, b. Abt. 1914.

    • Juanita A. Bailey Lombardi, I didn’t find until I looked as well for her apparent brother Edgar Chenoweth Bailey. Edgar died October 10, 1984 in Sacramento Co., CA and Juanita six years later in San Mateo Co., CA. I found them in the 1920 Census of Kiowa Co., OK with their mother Coletha Juanita Chenoweth. Coletha had been an earlier California find, but her married name had been Pardoe. Now we had an earlier marriage to William Bailey. In 1920 they were in the same dwelling with Coletha’s parents as a separate family, but Pete had not recognized her as a daughter at the time.

      COLETHA JUANITA8 CHENOWETH (JACOB HAMILTON7, ELIAS6, JACOB5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 08, 1885 in Kansas, and died November 13, 1954 in San Mateo Co., CA. She married (1) WILLIAM E BAILEY. He was born Abt. 1879 in Kansas. She married (2) ? PARDOE Private. He was born Bet. 1870 - 1890.

      Children of COLETHA CHENOWETH and WILLIAM BAILEY are:

      1. JUANITA A.9 BAILEY, b. October 24, 1905, Oklahoma; d. February 12, 1990, San Mateo Co., CA; m. ? LOMBARDI; b. Aft. 1895.
      2. EDGAR CHENOWETH BAILEY, b. March 10, 1910, Oklahoma; d. October 10, 1984, Sacramento Co., CA.

    All in all this was a pretty fruitful night’s work.

    Small ‘nigglies’

    There is a part of me that always seeks to have things correct. In days before computer balancing, I would spend inordinate amounts of time finding penny errors. This same tendency vexes me on occasion in genealogy. There are lots of inconsistencies: records that don’t agree, multiple dates for events, various claims by online trees. Sometimes I just have to take a step back. In all this I try to use what is reasonable, surety is not always possible. This is more bothersome when it comes to names. One would hope to at least get a name right. Middle names are hard to come by in early times. I looked a long time for the middle name of my ancestor Albert W. Chenoweth. Someone had listed him as Albert Woodrow Chenoweth in the Pineville cemetery records. Later I found that this was wrong and it was White after his mother’s maiden name. I found this in the trail transcript for Garland Mann, the saloon keeper lynched by a mob during his 4th trial. For years, his son was listed as Albert Wilson Chenoweth, followed by a succession that gets to an Albert Wilson, IV known as ‘Dub’. But this too bothered me as Albert, the son of Albert White, married a Wilson and did name his son Albert Wilson, but where would the Wilson in his name have come from. The truth is it didn’t. The World War I draft registration has Albert William. This makes some sense as Albert White had a brother William. So ‘Dub’ is really Albert Wilson, III. The same sort of thing might be said of Samuel Churchill Chenoweth. Now Churchill might be correct for the Samuel Churchill Chenoweth III, but I have real doubts that this was the name of his grandfather, Arthur’s son. Cinda Justice recently helped me correct William Didymus Chenoweth to William Dickey Chenoweth. William’s grandfather William Dickey Pringle was named for the Ohio preacher, William Dickey. How Dickey morphed into Didymus is unknown. The First World War draft registration information has been a boon to acquiring middle names. Thank goodness they are beginning to creep into the SSA listings.

    Even more vexing are some early first names. Cora has left the family with several names that are probably not right. James Kenner Seaton was only Kenner Seaton. He had a brother James. Saphira Hooker was really Sophia, but if I use Sophia Hooker, no one would know who I was talking about so embedded has Saphira become. The name came to Cora by way of Nimrod Hunter Chenoweth of Butler Co., whose interest in the family genealogy became part of so many similar contributions sent to Cora. Elspa Lawrence is another perplexing name. I don’t think Elspa is a name. If you look at the bible entry, the source of this spelling, it is more probable that a ‘long f’ is used. This gives us an ‘ss’ and more probably Elessa.


    DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE?

    In this issue we ask you to take a look at information that we have gathered with regards to Chenoweth marriages. We presented these in 2007 and still have many that we have been unable to place. As always with this column any help in identifying these individuals would be greatly appreciated [A-J]...

    Surname

    Given

    bdate

    mDate

    Mstate

    Spouse

    spouse bdate

    Chenoweth

    A.E.

     

    22 Dec 1892

    OH

    Springer, Jessie

     

    Chenoweth

    A.G.

    Abt 1857-OH

     

     

    Wright, Jennie M.

    Abt 1861-MO

    Chenoweth

    Absolam

     

    9 Jan 1821

    MO

    Edwards, Elizabeth (Mrs)

     

    Chenoweth

    Alexander

     

    30 May 1868

    OH

    Bush, Jemimah J.

    Abt 1850-OH

    Chenoweth

    Allie

     

    19 Aug 1880

    IN

    Ainsworth, Charles

    Abt 1851-NY

    Chenoweth

    Allie O.

     

    19 May 1909

    OR

    Not listed

     

    Chenoweth

    Angela

     

    1 Aug 1981

    NV

    Morrison, Robert Douglas

     

    Chenowett

    Ann

     

    18 Jul 1844

    TN

    Shoemaker, Harris

     

    Chenoweth

    Ann M.

    Abt 1928

    26 Mar 1977

    CA

    Krueger, Clyde M.

    Abt 1916

    Chenoweth

    Ann P.

    Abt 1952

    19 Aug 1997

    KY

    Brown, Roy

    Abt 1928

    Chenoweth

    Anna

     

    25 Jul 1864

    IA

    Fristoe, George G.

     

    Chenoweth

    Annie

     

    26 May 1903

    KS

    Thatcher, Thomas

    Abt 1844

    Chenoweth

    Annie G.

     

    26 Oct 1873

    WV

    Crouch, John M.

     

    Chenoweth

    Anthony John

     

    1 May 2004

    NV

    Mertes, Kristina Marie

     

    Chenoweth

    April D.

     

    22 Aug 1982

    NV

    Rathje, Bert Jeffery

     

    Chenoweth

    Arlene J.

    Abt 1917

    Sep 1962

    AL

    Grant, Merrill W.

    Abt 1917

    Chenoweth

    Augie

     

    4 Mar 1926

    NV

    Early, William Francis

     

    Chenoweth

    Avril B.

     

    Oct 1946

    AL

    Unknown

     

    Chenoweth

    B.D.

     

     

     

    Rives, Elizabeth Owen

    Abt 1870s

    Chenoweth

    Barbara A.

     

    20 Jun 1869

    OH

    Phillips, James

     

    Chenoweth

    Becky Jo

     

    Abt 1990

    WA

    Hurley, David Edward

     

    Chenoweth

    Benjamin Ray

     

    Abt 2004

    WA

    Carrol, Tanya Lee

     

    Chenoweth

    Berta P.

    Abt 1935

    25 Dec 1974

    CA

    Zeller, Joseph M.

    Abt 1937

    Chenoweth

    Bertha Agnes

     

    7 Dec 1889

    IA

    Pierce, Franklin

     

    Chenoweth

    Bess C.

     

    Dec 1956

    FL

    Horton, Sanford J.

     

    Chenoweth

    Bessie

     

    1879-1883

    NE

    Griffiths, James W.

     

    Chenoweth

    Bessie M.

     

    10 Sep 1916

    MO

    Cooper, Bayard G.

     

    Chenoweth

    Betty Ann Jacobs

     

    16 Jun 1995

    NC

    Eckel, Frank Maurice

     

    Chenowith

    Betty Jane

    Abt 1940

    30 Oct 1956

    CA

    Washington, Billy Dee

    Abt 1937

    Chenoweth

    Betty Jean

     

    Nov 1960

    FL

    Carnesi, Nicholas E.

     

    Chenoweth

    Beverly J.

    Abt 1943

    16 Dec 1973

    CA

    Greenberg, Billy

    Abt 1930

    Chenowith

    Bonnie M.

    Abt 1938

    14 Dec 1983

    TX

    Gass, Clarence L.

    Abt 1940

    Cheneworth

    C.

     

    17 Apr 1886

    MO

    Blakely, Lafe

     

    Chenoweth

    Carl

    NE

    20 Aug 1969

    NV

    Wilson, Pauline T.

    NE

    Chenoweth

    Carl G.

     

    27 Apr 1974

    NV

    Parks, Ann Marie

     

    Chenoweth

    Carla R.

    Abt 1953

    15 Mar 1971

    CA

    Weeds, John P.

    Abt 1952

    Chenoweth

    Carol Agnes

     

    16 Sep 1979

    FL

    Goldman, Mark Steven

     

    Chenoweth

    Carol Lynn

    CA

    5 Oct 1986

    NV

    Beck, Ronald Wayne

    CA

    Chenowith

    Carol R.

    Abt 1945

    20 Mar 1971

    CA

    Rasmussen, Katherine A.

    Abt 1949

    Chenoweth

    Caroline

     

    27 Oct 1867

    TN

    Earnheart, Harvey B.G.

     

    Chenoweth

    Carolyn C.

    Abt 1943

    9 Dec 1968

    CA

    Calvert, David G.

    Abt 1943

    Chenoweth

    Carolyn Frances

     

    4 Mar 1963

    NV

    Bischof, Gary Lee

     

    Chenoweth

    Carrie S.

     

    24 Sep 1988

    CO

    Carey, Mark W.

     

    Chenoweth

    Charles

    MD

    Bef 1970

     

    Sperry, Cynthia

     

    Chenoweth

    Charles

     

    31 Dec 1882

    IN

    Wiatt, Florence M.

     

    Chenoweth

    Charles A.

     

    30 Aug 1910

    CO

    Viernon, Katherine

    1922

    Chenoweth

    Charles H.

     

     

    MO

    Wehrley, Lucille

     

    Chenoweth

    Charles M.

     

    3 May 1892

    IL

    Jackson, Lucy

     

    Chenoweth

    Charles R.

    Abt 1945

    15 Mar 1969

    TX

    Derry, Shirley E.

    Abt 1941

    Chenowith

    Charlotte

     

    22 Mar 1835

    OH

    Jennings, Jacob

     

    Chenoweth

    Christopher Michael

     

    28 Dec 1996

    NV

    Kraus, Kelly Rene

     

    Chenoweth

    Clara

     

    Jul 1958

    AL

    Mizell, Luther J.

     

    Chenoweth

    Clara C.

     

    26 Apr 1894

    IL

    Kohlmann, Bartholomew

     

    Chenoweth

    Claudia Lynne

     

    27 Dec 1996

    FL

    Kartorie, Charles Edmund

     

    Chenoweth

    Clifford

     

    Abt 1946

    OR

    Maulding, Vivian W.

     

    Chenoweth

    Clyde

    7 Dec 1893

     

    KY

    Wise, Nellie

    Abt 1898

    Chenoweth

    Connie J.

    Abt 1964

    26 Apr 1990

    TX

    Armstrong, Roy L.

    Abt 1962

    Chenoweth

    Connie S.

    Abt 1955

    27 May 1988

    KY

    Johnson, William C.

    Abt 1951

    Chenoweth

    Cora E.

     

    5 Dec 1905

    OR

    Moore, H.S.

     

    Chenoweth

    Crystal Lynn

     

    30 Mar 2001

    FL

    Moran, John Sievers, Jr

     

    Chenoweth

    Cynthia K.

    Abt 1948

    24 Jul 1972

    CA

    Hansen, Jerald M.

    Abt 1948

    Chenoweth

    Cynthia L.

    Abt 1969

    1 Aug 1997

    TX

    Morales, Oscar L.

    Abt 1965

    Chenoweth

    Cynthia L.

    Abt 1953

    3 Feb 1973

    CA

    Reynoso, Steven F.

    Abt 1947

    Chenoweth

    Cynthia Lynn

     

    22 Mar 2004

    NV

    Ragsdale, David Leroy

     

    Chenoweth

    D.F.

     

    12 Jun 1926

    KY

    Unger, Marie

     

    Chenoweth

    David

     

    23 Apr 1912

    MO

    Thomas, Gussie (Mrs)

     

    Chenoweth

    David

     

    Feb 1904

    MO

    Williams, Sadie

     

    Chenoweth

    David E.

    Abt 1950

    30 Nov 1968

    CA

    Sullenger, Carla Rae

    20 Aug 1952-CA

    Chenoweth

    David Edward

    2 Mar 1893

    23 Mar 1924

     

    Johnson, Mary Rosetta

    5 Jan 1896

    Chenoweth

    David H.

     

    18 Dec 1834

    IL

    Bowen, Rachel W.

     

    Chenoweth

    David James

    Abt 1950

    30 Dec 1971

    CA

    Moody, Susan Katherine

    7 Oct 1953-CA

    Chenoweth

    David James, Jr

     

    6 Nov 2004

    NV

    Carty, Erin Louise

     

    Chenoweth

    David N.

     

    13 Jun 1872

    MO

    George, Nancy E.

     

    Chenoweth

    David N.

     

    17 Sep 1876

    MO

    Mabrey, Frances C.

    21 Aug 1853-MO

    Chenoweth

    David Wayne

     

    10 Mar 1994

    NV

    Buchanan, Susan Dawn

     

    Chenoweth

    Davis A.

     

    24 Mar 1990

    CO

    Floyde, Priscilla H.

     

    Chenoweth

    Deborah B.

     

    16 Feb 1980

    CO

    Gonzales, Mark

     

    Chenowith

    Deborah

    22 Aug 1953

    23 Oct 1987

    FL

    McHroli, Robert J.

    Abt 1957

    Chenoweth

    Debra

     

    14 Nov 1999

    CO

    Caperton, Ronald

     

    Chenoweth

    Delores J.

     

    25 Aug 1997

    CO

    Grimes, Ivan W.

     

    Chenoweth

    Deven Marie

    Abt 1979

    11 Apr 1997

    FL

    Larsen, Eric William

     

    Chenoweth

    Diana L.

    Abt 1954

    7 May 1971

    CA

    Winterburn, George W.

    Abt 1951

    Chenoweth

    Diana Lynn

     

    1 Jan 1997

    NV

    Burch, Steven Ray

     

    Chenoweth

    Diana M.

    Abt 1968

    7 May 1988

    CT

    Kosa, William Joseph

    Abt 1964

    Chenoweth

    Dianne M.

    Abt 1938

    12 Dec 1970

    CA

    Graham, James H.

    Abt 1926

    Chenoweth

    Dolores A.

     

    16 Jan 1996

    CO

    Hickox, James L.

     

    Chenoweth

    Donald James

    14 Nov 1949-MO

    14 Nov 1988

    FL

    Timmerman, Rebecca Jo (Barrett)

    31 May 1952-IA

    Chenoweth

    Donna Elizabeth

    Abt 1964

     

    NC

    Stump, Charles Franklin

    Abt 1964

    Chenoweth

    Donna G.

     

    5 Apr 1957

    NV

    Thorne, Clinton F.

     

    Chenoweth

    Donna M.

    Abt 1932

    8 Jul 1952

    CA

    Lindgren, J.R.

    Abt 1923

    Chenoweth

    Donna Ruth

     

    Abt 1992

    WA

    West, Kenneth Ray

     

    Chenoweth

    Dorothy D.

    Abt 1896

    21 May 1966

    CT

    McDermott, Thomas B.

    Abt 1890

    Chenoweth

    Dorothy D.

    Abt 1937

    14 Sep 1969

    CA

    Sager, Eugene M.

    Abt 1928

    Chenoweth

    Dorothy H.

    30 Aug 1933

    Dec 1961

    FL

    Bumgarner, Simon M.

     

    Chenoweth

    E.S. (female)

     

    14 Aug 1883

    MO

    McKenney, J.H.

     

    Chenoweth

    Earl F.

     

    5 Apr 1945

    AL

    Crawford, Clara M.

     

    Chenoweth

    Edward

     

    7 Jul 1894

    IL

    Rase, Alice

    Abt 1864

    Chinneth

    Edward G.

     

    24 Mar 1984

    CO

    Cruz, Priscilla

     

    Chenoweth

    Edward R.

     

    21 Sep 1986

    CO

    Patton, Sharon S.

     

    Chenoweth

    Eileen

     

    Abt 1938

    FL

    Horn, John D., Jr

     

    Chenoweth

    Eleanor Jean

     

    17 May 1974

    NV

    Ingle, Patrick Kevin

     

    Chenoweth

    Electa

     

     

    KY

    Craven, David

     

    Chenoweth

    Eliza

     

    29 Jan 1840

    OH

    Hughes, Isaac

     

    Chenoweth

    Eliza Jane

     

    19 Apr 1844

    IN

    Roberts, Oscar

     

    Chenoweth

    Elizabeth M.

    Abt 1948

    12 Jun 1966

    CA

    Reyes, Roy W.

    Abt 1945

    Chenoweth

    Ellanor M.

    Abt 1892

    12 Aug 1958

    CA

    Cummings, Andrew R.

    Abt 1895

    Chenoweth

    Ellen J.

    Abt 1872-OR

    11 Jun 1900

    CA

    Dillin, Curtis A.

    Abt 1854-IA

    Chenoweth

    Ellen L.

     

    13 Sep 1963

    NV

    Litteral, Ben

     

    Chenoweth

    Elmira L.

    Abt 1861

     

     

    Reese, Elijah F.

    Abt 1860

    Chenoweth

    Elnora

     

    Bef Dec 1891

     

    Griffith, William C.

     

    Chenoweth

    Emily

    Abt 1873

    9 Jan 1900

     

    White, Eva

    Abt 1878

    Chenoweth

    Emma

     

    15 Apr 1894

    IL

    Fesler, Moses R.

     

    Chenoweth

    Emma

     

    1875-1876

    IL

    Rawlings, Jacob

     

    Chenoweth

    Emma A.

     

    18 Apr 1912

    OR

    Not listed

     

    Chenoweth

    Emory

     

     

     

    Rankin, Lillian

    24 Sep 1889-IN

    Chenoweth

    Enoch B.

     

    Bef 1845

     

    ?, Matilda

     

    Chenowith

    Esther (Schroll)

    28 Aug 1908

    2 Sep 1979

    FL

    Altinger, Jacob

     

    Chenoweth

    Etta D.

     

    25 Sep 1889

    IL

    Hardy, John W.

     

    Chenoweth

    Evelyn

     

    Dec 1978

    MI

    Bauer, Gregory John

    12 Mar 1954-MI

    Chenoweth

    Evelyn Gertrude

    Abt 1977

     

    NC

    Cilumbrello, Angelo John

    Abt 1977

    Chenoweth

    Evelyn M.

     

    18 Oct 1963

    NV

    Smith, Jim

     

    Chenoweth

    Fannie (Edith?)

    Abt 1879

    25 Jun 1906

    KS

    McQuay, Walter E.

    Abt 1880

    Chenoweth

    Fanny R.

     

    29 Oct 1892

    IN

    Templin, Elber S.

     

    Chenoweth

    Fayeann

    Abt 1962

    22 Mar 1979

    KY

    Blackston, Robert N.

    Abt 1963

    Chenoweth

    Flora

     

    11 Sep 1892

    OH

    Cooper, Alove C.

     

    Chenowith

    Frances

     

    21 Mar 1962

    NV

    Duewel, Homer C.

     

    Chenoweth

    Frank E.

    Abt 1864-MD

    23 Mar 1895

    CA

    Green, Ellen

    Abt 1873-OR

    Chenoweth

    G.W.

    Abt 1862

    15 Oct 1883

    IA

    ?, Olivia

    Abt 1865

    Chenowith

    Gaile L.

    Abt 1937

    27 Sep 1981

    CA

    Gee, Jack A.

    Abt 1927

    Chenoweth

    Garsie L.

     

    7 May 1952

    NV

    Jacobs, Hal Lee

     

    Chenoweth

    Gary L.

    Abt 1945

    28 Sep 1968

    TX

    Aull, George A.

    Abt 1945

    Chenoweth

    Gene

     

    Abt 1939

    FL

    Johnson, Marie

     

    Chenoweth

    George

     

    17 Nov 1850

    OH

    Humphreys, Betsy Ann

     

    Chenoweth

    George E.

     

    18 Dec 1854

    MD

    Pearce, Joanna

     

    Chenoweth

    George H.

    Abt 1932

    18 Jul 1953

    CA

    Whitwell, Betsy A.

    Abt 1934

    Chenoweth

    George M.

     

    1922-1926

    AR

    Allen, Mary E.

     

    Chenoweth

    George W.

    Oct 1876-IN

     

     

    ?, Nancy E.

    Jun 1870-OH

    Chenoweth

    Gerald

     

    20 Jun 1970

     

    Lyman, Jeanne Leslie

    26 Jun 1948

    Chenoweth

    Geraldine D.

     

    29 Jun 1963

    NV

    Beckett, Lloyd W.

     

    Chenoweth

    Gladys S.

    Abt 1906

    6 Dec 1957

    CA

    Sargeant, Howell V.

    Abt 1904

    Chenoweth

    Gregory A.

    Abt 1962

    18 Aug 1984

    CA

    Sullivan, Nadine P.

    Abt 1967

    Chenoweth

    Gregory Allan

     

    19 Aug 1995

    NV

    Gutierrez, Windy A.

     

    Chenoweth

    H.

    Abt 1866

    29 Jul 1891

    IN

    Taylor, Saide A.

     

    Chenoweth

    H.K.

     

     

    KY

    Williams, Faye

     

    Chenoweth

    Harvey A.

     

    12 Sep 1872

    IN

    Beck, Elva A.

     

    Chenoweth

    Hattie

    Abt 1869

    1 Apr 1889

    WV

    Ernest, Lindsay J.

    Abt 1868

    Chenoweth

    Hattie

     

    25 Jul 1899

    KY

    Satterfield, Martin B.

     

    Chenowith

    Hazel B.

    Abt 1911

    5 Jan 1959

    CA

    Woodhouse, Jesse L.

    Abt 1897

    Chinworth

    Henry

    Abt 1835-OH

    Abt 1860

    OH

    ?, Elizabeth

     

    Chenoweth

    Henry

    MI

     

     

    Brisky, Rose

    23 Aug 1919-MI

    Chenoweth

    Hiram

     

    20 Jul 1839

    IN

    Eastwood, Martha

     

    Chinowth

    Imogene

    Abt 1919

    9 Jan 1978

    CA

    Williams, Lloyd

    Abt 1920

    Chenoweth

    Irene

    Abt 1822-OH

     

     

    Oswalt, Henry

     

    Chennoth

    Isaac

     

    3 Nov 1853

    OH

    Chiney, Sarah

     

    Chenoweth

    Isaac

     

    22 Jul 1826

    OH

    Wilson, Sarah

     

    Chenowith

    J.G.

     

    9 Oct 1936

    AR

    Davis, Sallie

     

    Chenoweth

    J.S.

    Abt 1845

    2 Dec 1909

    OK

    Livengood, Maria

    Abt 1849

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