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Please read this section and the next, "cousin visitors" in their entirety

[ME]Thank you for taking the time to review this site information page. We both will benefit greatly by your reading of this material. There is nothing ordinary about this site. 7 of the 8 children lines are traced to modern day. The one family database now exceeds 185,000 names and 20,000 surnames. The Chenoweth name has been extracted from each Census from 1790 to 1930 and full family Censuses for 1850 and 1860 are detailed on the site. You can find discussions on the early family, family migrations, the evolution of the family genealogy, corrections to mistakes found in the Hiatt and Harris books, Census context, family stories and many articles on the family indexed in quarterly newsletters, reunion notices and more... IF YOU ARE A CUZ and not signed-in, PLEASE EMAIL ME There are several advantages to being a "signed-in cousin" with this site including receiving the quarterly newsletter, site update and reunion notifications and being made aware of nearer cousins and research data that effects your Chenoweth ancestors This site doesn't have a lot of frills and high tech web authoring. That is intentional. It is loaded with information and designed to be quick to load and easy move around. Suggestions always welcome. The site began in January of 1996, and is dedicated to both 1) the descendants of the family of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert, who married about 1703 probably in Pennsylvania and 2) Chenoweths everywhere. It is also dedicated to my mother, Edna Louise Egge, nee Chenoweth, who loved her roots. [Louise]The site is managed by me, Jon Egge, a 9th generation Chenoweth, in the line of JOHN(2) - [picture]. I live in Woodinville, WA with my wife and three daughters. My line is John(2) Thomas(3) James Francis(4) Henry S(5) Albert W(6) Harry Edward(7) Edna Louise(8) and Me(9). This is a correction from that traditionally found in the two Chenoweth books. Cora Hiatt was wrong in this placement and it has taken some 8 years and lots of help from the "cousins" to prove the correct line. They went from Maryland to Virginia, back to Maryland, back to Virginia, to Kentucky, to Ohio, to Missouri, and west to Washington. Like a lot of "Chenoweths" I am a blend of colonial families on one side and newer post Civil War immigrants on the other side.

[PETE] The site is also supported by Peter Chenoweth of Hephzibah, GA, official genealogist of the Chenoweth site. Though Peter's Chenoweth line is not from that of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert, he has been researching Chenoweths for some 25 years and continues to do Census work on the family. Dot Tucker Houk of Maryland has become a significant site contributor with her internet research. Dot is from the line of the unknown George Chenworth of the Back River Upper Hundred in Baltimore Co. believed to be a grandson of Richard(2).

A primary object of the site is the growth of family knowledge, developing as many descendant lines of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert as possible, and the broader linkage and development other Chenoweth lines. There are many spellings of Chenoweth. Some we have encountered are CHENOWETH, CHENOWITH, CHENEWETH, CHENOWTH, CHENNOWETH, CHINOWETH, CHENNOWITH, CHINOWITH, CHYNOWETH, CHENOWIRTH, CHINOWIRTH, CHENOWORTH, CHENEWITH, CHENNERWORTH, CHENNEYWORTH, CHINNEYWORTH, CHENNEWORTH, CHINWORTH, CHINAWITH, CHINAWORTH, CHINEWOTH, CHIENTH, CHINNETH, CHINOETH, CHINAUTH, CHINOUTH.

The site is a composite of many sources. The bigger and more important sources are listed on the main page. The base source is the work of Richard Harris and his wife Shirley, now deceased, as published in the book: "The Chenoweth Family in America" in 1994. This book is rich in detail and texture with a fine index and a comprehensive look at the male lines of the family. The first edition of this book was "sold out" in September of 1997. Bill Chinworth of Arizona has had the book reprinted with Richard's permission. Details of how to obtain a copy are on the main page and at the site. To this knowledge, Peter Chenoweth has added his database, amassed over many years of research and correspondence. From this core knowledge, the contributions of many cousins about the country and other publications have been added. The data is supported by extensive Census work.

The basic database at the site is updated as warrented. It is getting to be a big project. The September 22, 2003 cutoff update was the 10th time the site database was updated since its 1996 inception. Cousin contacts and other supporting site pages are updated generally on a weekly basis, every Monday, as warranted by information received. A site menu makes navigation of the more than 404 pages at the site somewhat easier.

Cousin Visitors:

We a regrowing a family. PLEASE HELP US. We want you and the branches of your family to be included. THAT MEANS EVERY DESCENDANT, SPOUSE AND PARENT YOU KNOW ABOUT! Cousins visiting the site for the first time should "sign-in" by emailing me to be included as a cousin. It would be best, but not mandatory, to include the word Chenoweth in the subject. With present day SPAM problems, I delete a lot of mail at the site mailpage without reading it based on the subject. If you do not hear back in a couple of days, you might check your return address. I ANSWER ALL COUSIN INQUIRES, but on occasion, there are errors in the stated return address and I do not know how to reach you. Adding information to the site means: SENDING IT TO ME!

The Email should include their FULL NAME, STREET OR MAILING ADDRESS, and line of descendant from some point in the posted database. I do not publish your address, it is strictly for my reference file. (well, we do use addresses for reunion mailings for those with disconnected Email addresses). It is too easy to "lose" Email contacts, and I do not like to list names or have source material from people that I do not know how to contact. Once listed, if you change your Email address, please let me know. Since inception we have lost contact with over 500 cousins who failed to update their Email address changes. About 2/3s of these furnished a street address so all is not not lost with them. You never know when something interesting might turn up and having access back to you is the only way you will be able to participate. It took me almost 2 years to realize I needed to ask for street addresses. Sigh.

If your Chenoweth link is not known, then information, as compete as possible, on the earliest known ancestors should be included. Genealogy information should include full names, full names of spouses, parents of spouses, dates and places of births, marriages and deaths. Since the site has pages for service in Wars, any information of this sort is appreciated.

I should add: If I do not have a complete tie-in to enter you in the database and an address, I cannot list you at the site. And unfortunately, as my time is becoming more limited by the increasing scope of this project, unless you follow through with this sign-in procedure, I will probably not find the time to go back and pick up the pieces. Sadly 1 in 8 contacts fail to complete this sign-in, and more importantly, fail to add information. A contact of this nature is a singular opportunity to add to a knowledge base that will be passed to generations of unborn descendants, hundreds of years from now. I would hope that you would find the time to help preserve your particular branch and add in what you know. Even if you don't sign-in, you will continue to receive the quarterly newsletter, site update information and announcements (they are infrequent) as long as your Email address remains valid. In this new world of firewalls, mail does not always arrive and the sender is not notified of the failure. If you don't get the newsletter (MAR, JUN, SEPT, DEC) then something is wrong and you might check in....

IMPORTANT TO ME: If you received large detailed information in an Email from me, please do not send it back to me in a reply unless it is essential for your use in responding. As I try to save all "cousin" Email sent to me, I would appreciate you excluding long passages, which I have sent for your use, and not sending them back to me. I have only so much storage space and it makes it harder for me to search for information.

Information is welcome in almost any way. Naturally information pasted into an Email is fine. I use MS Word and have Family Tree Maker ver 11 so I can read almost any GEDCOM or attached word processing file. I also have Adobe Acrobat 3.0. My preference, if you have Family Tree Maker, is a DESCENDANT'S OUTLINE REPORT that includes, full dates and places of events and parents of spouses (see below). PS: TIP. If you send MS Word attachments, you would be smart to use RTF (rich text format). This avoids the possibility of sending a virus embedded in a Word macro. I have received a few of these illnesses from cousins (and unknowingly passed them on.) Best to be safe.

Contact Information

Specific instructions for a Family Tree Maker DESCENDANT'S OUTLINE REPORT: If you don't know how to format this report, do this: Select the starting individual from the appropriate tree page. Select View: Outline Descendant Tree. If you right click on this report, once created, you can format it. Be sure to include enough generations to include all the descendants (# of generations to show). Under Tree Format: Change the indent to a single 'space' instead of a period. Set the Indent to about 1/10 of an inch. Under Items to include with each entry: remove present items. Select 1) Name, uncheck AKA, use First, Middle, Last. 2) Birth date/location 3) Marriage date/location 4) Death date/location 5) Spouse's father (no AKA), 6) Spouse's mother (no AKA) 7) � include any relevant fact field you want to include like Burial, occupation, location etc.... You may have to increase the lines allows per entry under Tree format. Once the report is right: use the edit menu and copy (NOT File/copy)in the FTM program and then select your email or word document, select the place where you want the report to be inserted and paste it into your email or word document using edit menu and paste in that program. As an alternative you can send a file or a document by attaching it under whatever method your Email program uses. If you are going to send a file, use GEDCOM Format or at least a compressed FBC format (same as a World Family Tree submission or backup). I can receive Zip files as well. I also have a Iomega Zip drive for Snail Mailing large files.

database offer! I now have the ability to "burn CDs". If you are interested in a CD containing:

Then Email me your mailing address and send me $35.00 (PO Box 1188, Woodinville, WA 98072) and I will "burn you a CD" and mail it. Shipping is included. This material is intended for your private use only. You must be a family member to be eligible. Updates as availible can be obtained for $10 on request by previous CD purchasers.

Reunion Summary

Besides this short review of the series of Biannual National Reunions that have been stage since 2000, the reader is referred to a series of
newsletter articles announcing and recapping these events, including articles on their formation and history.

The 7th reunion will be held in Winchester, VA on 25-29, July 2012, hosted by Greg Wulker and Darlene Dolbey. Details and Information is available at site as well as registration forms.

The 6th national Reunion was held in Mesquite, TX on Jul 21-25, 2010. The site has reunion pictures and events posted: 2010 Dallas Reunion. For a report on the Reunion you can view this article in the Sep 2010 newsletter. The Ft MesquiteReunion was hosted by Lawra Duy of Dallas, TX, IN.

The 5th national Reunion was held in Fort Wayne, IN on August 2nd - 6th of 2006. Check out the site for reunion pictures 2008 Fort Wayne Reunion at their site. For a report on the Reunion you can view this article in the Sep 2008 newsletter. The Ft Wayne Reunion was hosted by Dick and Joyce Wiegand of Lafayette, IN & Mike and Kay Chenoweth of Gas City, IN.

The 4th national Reunion was held in Baltimore, MD on August 2nd - 6th of 2006. The site has posted reunion pictures 2006 Baltimore Reunion at their site. For a report on the Reunion you can view this article in the Sep 2006 newsletter. The Baltimore Reunion was hosted by Lois Akehurst and her family.

The 3rd national Reunion was held in Beaverton, OR on August 4th - 8th of 2004. The site has posted reunion pictures 2004 Beaverton Reunion at their site. For a report on the Reunion you can view this article in the Sep 2004 newsletter. For those willing to obtain CDs of Daniel Fred Chenoweth's music, he has a total of 6 CDs available to thouse that want to purchase them: The Beaverton Reunion was hosted by Albert Heller Chenoweth and his wife Delores.

The 2nd national Reunion was held in Elkins, WV on August 15, 16, 17, and 18 of 2002. Randy Allan, of Beverly, and curator of the Lemuel Home and Museum there, and his wife Donna headed up local organization, and once again Bill Chinworth insured a well organized success. Virginia Bird Johnson delighted the attendees with her recollections and touching traditional roll call ceremony. The folks of Elkins gave all a warm welcome with their annual picnic. Some 225 cousins were registered in addition to many local cousins who came to the picnic. The site has posted some wonderful pictures and comments on the 2002 Elkins Reunion at their site.

In August 2000, the 1st National Chenoweth Reunion was held in Bowling Green, Kentucky, It was a huge success. Some 80 families and 200 cousins from across the country shared in the celebration. Richard Harris attended and introduced attendees to his research papers at the Kentucky Museum. Bill Chinworth, Joyce Wiegand and Mike Chenoweth did a wonderful job of organizing this. The site has posted a fine page highlighting the 2000 Reunion in Bowling Green.

Chenoweth Family Association & Bylaws

Beginning with the 2000 Bowling Green Reunion a family organization was incorroparted. The bylaws of the organization were revised at the 2008 Fort Wayne Reunion. These revised bylaws can be viewed in PDF format as uploaded to the site.


Peter Chenoweth has begun published a quarterly newsletter since 2002. To contribute articles contact
Peter. All webcousins will receive issues when publishes in PDF format. The attachment is fairly large, usually about 800KB. As cousins who contact me are automatically subscribed, if you do not wish to receive a copy, please email me and tell me to unsubcribe you. All issues are posted at the site. If you do not want the actual newsletter and only want notice of it's posting, just let me know and I will put you on want I call the "blurb" list. Anyone wishing a Snail Mail subscription should contact Pete.

There is a [special index] to the various articles and features published so far.

Available copies: 2002: [Vol 1 No 1 - Aug 2002] [Vol 1 No 2 - Nov 2002]
2003: [Vol 2 No 1 - Feb 2003] [Vol 2 No 2 - May 2003] [Vol 2 No 3 - Aug 2003] [Vol 2 No 4 - Dec 2003]
2004: [Vol 3 No 1 - Mar 2004] [Vol 3 No 2 - Jun 2004] [Vol 3 r - Aug 2004: Reunion Special] [Vol 3 No 3 - Sep 2004] [Vol 3 No 4 - Dec 2004]
2005: [Vol 4 No 1 - Mar 2005] [Vol 4 No 2 - Jun 2005] [Vol 4 No 3 - Sep 2005] [Vol 4 No 4 - Dec 2005]
2006: [Vol 5 No 1 - Mar 2006] [Vol 5 No 2 - Jun 2006] [Vol 5 r - Aug 2006: Reunion Special] [Vol 5 No 3 - Sep 2006] [Vol 5 No 4 - Dec 2006]
2007: [Vol 6 No 1 - Mar 2007] [Vol 6 No 2 - Jun 2007] [Vol 6 No 3 - Sep 2007] [Vol 6 No 4 - Dec 2007]
2008: [Vol 7 No 1 - Mar 2008] [Vol 7 No 2 - Jun 2008] [Vol 7 Reunion Special - Jul 2008] [Vol 7 No 3 - Sep 2008] [Vol 7 No 4 - Dec 2008]
2009: [Vol 8 No 1 - Mar 2009] [Vol 8 No 2 - Jun 2009] [Vol 8 No 3 - Sep 2009] [Vol 8 No 4 - Dec 2009]
2010: [Vol 9 No 1 - Mar 2010][Vol 9 No 2 - Jun 2010][Vol 9 Reunion Special - Jul 2010][Vol 9 No 3 - Sep 2010][Vol 9 No 4 - Dec 2010]
2011: [Vol 10 No 1 - Mar 2011] [Vol 10 No 2 - Jun 2011] [Vol 10 No 3 - Sep 2011] [Vol 10 No 4 - Dec 2011]
2012: [Vol 11 No 1 - Mar 2012] [Vol 11 No 2 - Jun 2012]

Search the site

This new feature from [Thanks to Bruce Chenoweth] allows you to search the site for page locations of specific information. It is a very powerful feature. Just enter the words in quotation marks: Example - "Darke Co., OH". The same search can be reached from the site menu. NOTE: If you are using more than two words in your search, using quotes will limit the search to that exact phrase. If you do not use quotes it will search for each instance of either word and the results may not be useful to you. For more help on using this search
click here


Peter Chenoweth has volunteered to set up and monitor the Chenoweth DNA program. We first met with researchers at BYU in the summer of 2001 and followed up with a presentation at the 2002 Reunion in Elkins. The project is looking for Chenoweth named Males who are interested in participating. Information on the project was included in the May 2003 newsletter or can be reviewed on a newly dedicated page on the subject. The intent is to establish a baseline on 3rd and 4th generation male lines as well as unplaced lines in an effort to determine where they belong. It is an exciting prospect, but will need some volunteers and money to do. We are presently investigating the aspects of obtaining a broad DNA sampling across spectrum of the various Chenoweth branches, both known and unknown. IN discussions with researchers at BYU, it is presently possible to identify MALE lines that fall within the family of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert. It is our intention to establish a baseline among the 5 Male lines of the family and test through the dozen or so unknown lines we have to confirm their relationship to the family. Pete is interested in hearing from Male Chenoweths who would like to participate.

A short course in genealogy data

Since I loved to read OZ books when a child, I will start with the whimsical Scraps, "What is genealogist? It's something no one has missed." (The Royal Book of OZ, pub 1921)... As I wrote to a cousin Clydus Nell Wheatley of Texas: Genealogy is like examining unknown facts through opaque prisms. Sometimes even source documents are wrong.

The first question to be asked is "why give information at all?" The simple answer is to preserve it in a way that it will be passed down to future generations. One only has to do a little work on their own tree to understand how much better things would be if someone back then had taken the time and care to preserve the family. How many times have I heard it said, "If only I had been interested and have asked the questions while they were still alive!" The questions then easily answered are now mysteries and enigmas. What one preserves today is a gift to unborn lineage. The body of the family becomes something of permanence and is larger than us all.

I ran across an example of this recently. Gene (Eugene Victor) Chenoweth sent me material he had collected on Chenoweths. Among the papers were some letters exchanged between Thomas Henry Smith and Isaac S. Chenoweth in the late 1800s. In them were the listings of the children of John Chenoweth b: February 17, 1785 and Rachel Kerr (Carr). Some of these dates and children had not been yet entered in the histories. The information was from 1884, over 120 years ago and only now found. What will be lost 100 years from now by us?

More recently I ran across this passage in the from of a book, "Peyton-Quirk Families", by Mark Travis Peyton. Having had personal experience that only one in ten mailed letters is ever responded to, I call it the genealogist's lament:

".......While stationed in Olney, Illinois my duties included work on land titles in Kentucky and one title I was unable to trace the heirship of one of the original owners of a tract of land in the vicinity thereof and I went to the public library in Louisville to see if I might get a lead. While there I checked to see if there might be anything on my own name and found a 1931 reprint of "VIRGINIA GENEALOGIES" published in 1891 by Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, M.A., which carried the name of my grandfather. I immediately contacted the publisher and bought and have in my possession a copy of the book. Later I saw in a second hand book store in Chicago, Illinois a copy of the original edition, which includes pictures of numerous persons mentioned therein.

Rev. Hayden stated that "After more than eight years of careful preparation this work is now placed before the public." He further stated that "Dates are the backbone of history, and yet a repeated appeal by letter has often failed to secure such data. By some the idea of a family history is treated with contempt, and indifference marks the conduct of many who have great reason to be proud of their descent. But it is noticeable that those who most affect indifference, and who give least aid to the preparation of their family history, are the first to use the volume when printed, the first to boast of the honoured records it alone preserves of their ancestry, and the FIRST TO FIND FAULT WITH ITS OMISSIONS. In my limited experience in this type work I can readily understand why Rev. Hayden made the last statement, as I have had many unanswered letters. He said that no doubt there would be found many inaccuracies in his book; that he could record only the information as he received it. I believe I have positive proof of some inaccuracies and numerous omissions. Likewise, my work that follows will be found inaccurate in many instances and you will find numerous omissions but I too have been able to re cord only the data furnished me."

Whereas I am far from an expert, I am beginning to learn a few things about this "trade". Our society does not have a good system to keeping track of genealogy information. It is a cluttered array of information sources, strewn haphazardly. Vital statistics that include births and deaths do not generally reach back further than the very late 1800s. Marriage records go back further but were not uniformly gathered. The first modern census only started in 1850 and before that there are only names of heads of households and numbers. [This is the single biggest probable with genealogy earlier than 1850]. Even then the relationship between people in a given household was nor included until 1880. Are you lucky enough to have a preserved family Bible? This is a sometimes thing. Did they leave a will? Some did, some didn't. Did someone write a book or history? How accurate was it? The earlier it gets the fewer newspapers there were and the thinner an less helpful they were.

Then there are the bumps: The courthouse burned down, the records were thrown out, or the area was ravaged by the Civil War. Did the Church survive? The 1890 Census is missing. There is no 1790, 1800 census for Virginia, there is none for 1800 in Baltimore Co. Did the Census miss them? How careful was the census taker? The family suffered some sort of disjunction: The parents died young, the husband ran off, a divorce, they left without a trace.

Generally the Germans did a better job that most in record keeping. It is an ethic trait, but though there were a lot of Germans, they were outnumbered by those less inclined. New England is better than most, but the Chenoweths were not in New england. Big cities are tough - people didn't own land and they were lost in the shuffle. Too far forward on the frontier and there are no records.

Records are good confirmation; lack of them leaves a wonder. The Chenoweths are lucky in two respects. 1) The first three generations are known by wills and a bible record. 2) They have a unique name that was not replicated by another immigration for 120 years. But there are lots of problems. Cora's book has lots of bad information. They lived in areas that records and Census became problems.

When I first started in search of parts of my family, the human contact with near, and not so near, relatives resonated in me. This was interesting! Then there was the stamp collector syndrome. Blanks in my pages of my genealogy program were space to fill: births, marriages, deaths.

The short course is: I would welcome any additional information or leads to other contacts. The information should "ideally" consist of full names [ie middle names in full], names of spouses (with maiden names), name of the spouses parents (for Identification), dates (mo, day, year), and places (city, county, state) of birth, deaths and marriages, service in wars and places of burials. Granted, most of this is beyond a person just sitting down from memory, but whatever you can add to the extent you can added will be greatly appreciated.

The longer explanation is begins with this mantra is: FULL NAMES, SPECIFIC DATES, EXACT PLACES. Names of parents of spouses are also helpful to identify people and to use as jumping off places by descendants. Such names also attract other researchers, who can also add-in information. As an aside, often places in the database presented here have been assumed by Census data if not otherwise known.

Why? The better to make the matches. These elements, names and events, are the fingerprints that make identification a surer thing. Sort of the DNA of the science. So many contacts fail to include them, not realizing their import. FULL NAMES: Obviously there are lots of John Smiths, but there are fewer John Diddymous Smiths. Well there are probably more than a few of those. SPECIFIC DATES: Well, it is easy in Randolph County, West Virginia for there to be more than one Grover C. Channell, in fact there were two. One born in 1884, one in 1888. They probably, given the fact that Grover Cleveland was president at the time, are both Grover Cleveland Channells. (I have one as Grover Cleveland and one as Grover Clinton, but then who is sure?) There is not much difference between 1884 and 1888, given the vagaries of Census data, but there is a big discernable difference between September 1888 and February 14, 1884. For sure, two people. Well maybe. EXACT PLACES: Well, there are two Germantown, KYs. One is in Mason County, one in Jefferson County. There is a Keokuk, Lee County, IA and a Keokuk Co., IA. There is even a Keokuk Township, Lee Co., IA. So where is Keokuk, IA? The city, the township or the county? Moreover, it is far easier to relate Shively, KY to Beechmont, KY when you know that they are both in Jefferson County, and better yet both in Louisville Township. (Incidentally, if you want to insert counties, the Delorme 5.0 version or better of Street Map is like going to heaven) Besides counties are where the records are kept, so knowing counties helps in many ways. (Oh, I can do the counties with my Delorme, unless there are two of these places, or the place no longer exists, something to keep in mind)

Privacy concerns

I am well aware of the problems genealogy information presents to some individuals in terms of privacy. Whereas all information presented (birth, marriages, and deaths) is publicly available through other sources, genealogy sites tend to make it more accessible. But though listed by name, one should note, without current addresses, there is no direct link to whom individuals really are. My own feeling is that people seeking this sort of information have access to other sources and have better things to do than browsing the myriad of genealogy sites on the web. With the update in April of 1999, all living individuals in the data base were "privatized" by a new function available in Broderbund's Family TreeMaker, so they are only listed by name without any event dates or places. By indicating your desire with me, that not even names appear on the published database, a new policy has been implemented to delete individual names, as requested, prior to web updates.


Well we just don't have many. But the site is listed at Broderbund, and is published on page D-26 of The new IDG Book: Genealogy Online for Dummies, by Matt and April Helm. Chosen from thousands of sites, they cite its organization, ease of use and genealogy material. If you are just starting genealogy on the web, I highly recommend this book. I bought one myself and found it useful. Besides, it's already found us a cousin. The Chenoweth Site has been selected as one of the Net's finest information sites and is included in StudyWeb�'s listing of educational links.

[page D-26: Genealogy Online for Dummies]... StudyWeb... Link AHGP Surnalist...

Chenoweth Photo Gallery: temporarily suspended

One frequently asked question, as a recurrent theme from many of the cousin contacts, is about the display and availability of pictures. William Charles Chenoweth has agreed to host a Chenoweth picture gallery website. Bill has a start of about 20 pictures up, but has not had time to add much detail yet. He can be contacted at Please provide identifying information and description, so that Bill can properly frame the picture.

Some Page descriptions


The database is broken into 3 separate page types. All information at the site is abbreviated for space concerns. I am more than happy to send out fuller information to family members PLEASE NOTE: The posted database has not been updated in some time. There are many minor corrections to it in my file. If you want the most accurate information you should contact me.

  1. The heart of the information is contained in a descendant outline format. This is my personal favorite report. The first outline is a page containing the first 3 generations of the family of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert with links to developed family lines. The breakdown of this structure is defined by the various size of the knowledge known for individual branches. I try to keep all page sizes below 150k (this is about 45 printed pages). An abbreviated outline of all such pages with links is found on the site menu

    Each Outline page begins with a description of the parent family of that branch. An "Up" link" will take you to the parent page of this individual in the tree. There are quick links to the names of each of the children of this featured family for the page immediately below the description. If a child has his own page, it is linked by the number preceding the name.

    Information included in the outline are [where known]: date and place of birth, date and place of death, pertinent comments, military service in wars, and parents of spouses.

  2. The Alphabetic listings are broken into two sections. Chenoweth surnames are sorted by first and middle names, regardless of the manner in which Chenoweth is spelled. All other names are sorted by Surname, First, Middle. The generation number and branch for each listed descendant are contained in brackets. Names are sometimes listed more than once as they fall in separated areas of the tree because of cousin marriages. Here only the date and place of birth, where known, are listed. Additional information is found in the outline pages.

  3. The last database section is the Surname index. If more than one instance of this surname is found, a number in parenthesis indicates how many individuals are listed for this name.

  • Chenoweth GedHTMLWeb Site: Jonathan Paul, California, my first web cousin (in reality a 7th Chenoweth cousin), had graciously provided an alternate site to the Chenoweth Web pages done in GED2HTML for those of you who prefer this format for years. You can find this site at
  • Chenoweth GenWeb Site Homepage


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