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3rd National Chenoweth Reunion Nears

Interest in the Oregon Reunion has picked up, nearing the 100 mark and we all hope that registrations will continue. Bill Chinworth, co-organizer, has stated that the event will go on regardless. Attendance is coming from all over: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, even Mexico and with representatives from each of the 5 sons of the original family.
[DIRECTORS] Among others these include JOHN (2): 15 - 3 families from John of Randolph Co., WV, a line from his brother Jonathan and his brother William, 5 families from William S. of Warren Co., OH, 2 from his brother Elias, 1 family from the Morgan Co., IN families of Ephraim B., 2 families from Arthur of KY. RICHARD (2) 5 - 2 from the Tennessee lines of John and 3 from his brother Thomas from Maryland. ARTHUR (2) 8 - 1 from the William families of Randolph Co., IN, 4 from the Ohio lines of Arthur, III, 3 from Samuel. WILLIAM (2): 5 - 2 from Thomas of Clarke Co., OH, 2 from the cousin marriages of Warren Co., OH and one from Isaac. THOMAS (2) 9 - 2 from Thomas, Jr, 1 from Richard, 1 from Elijah and 5 from Abraham.

A delight to me, I was informed that Elmer Rathbun Haile, Jr has registered. His niece lives in Corvallis, OR. Elmer is 94 years old and has been my best source for early Baltimore and the records of John Chenoweth, the progenitor. At 94, nothing is ever certain, but if this happens it will be the making of the reunion for me, I have wanted to thank Elmer in person for all his help.

I have talked to so many cousins over the years who have delighted in the two previous reunions. Anyone living close enough to Portland should at least consider showing up for the Picnic. Greg Wulker is flying in from Ohio. This will be Greg's 3rd reunion. Having walked the trail to the spring house near Louisville, KY where Richard Chenoweth lived, Greg will pobably want to see "Chenoweth" on the Columbia, named after Justin. Daniel Chenoweth from Sonora and his uncles, Gilbereto and Raymundo are coming from Mexico. There are many cousins who I have only known by Email and will finally meet in person.

Looking forward to an enthusiastic reunion - Jon Egge ...registration forms at Bill's site.


(The following e-mails have been received from members of the family with regards to the newsletter. Comments, articles, questions and other items for this newsletter are always appreciated.-editor)


UPDATE: I notice that you done quite a bit with the SSA index. Would you consider receiving contributions towards getting copies of "unknown" applications? Being female, I can't contribute to the gene project, but would like to contribute in some other way. Everyone is doing a wonderful job with the Chenoweth family tree!!.

11 Dec 2003
Norma Dils

Many thanks for your gracious donation to this project. With it we were able to obtain 2 more Social Security Applications on lines that we have not been able to place. As is the case in many situations, we were not able to place these lines but did gain valuable information that may help us in the future. - editor.


Dear Pete, My mother will be 83 on this Saturday (3/27) and is from the Chenoweth family. My cousin in the South found this website and we have been anxious for an update to the date of the August reunion. I live just north of Portland and so mother has been quite excited to think she could get her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all here to participate. Have you any news yet?? Yours was the only email I saw so I appreciate any help you can give us. God willing, mom is ok now and will be able to hold on with the anticipation of the event.

25 Mar 2004
Frieda Alexander

The reunion is still a go and will be held 4-8 Aug in Beaverton, OR. - editor


Hi, Peter - what a wonderful publication you have created! Just followed Jon's link in a recent message. Thank you for such comprehensive work. One tiny correction (from an old Latin teacher): the expression is "in memoriam" - and I thought I'd just point that out. It is so good to have people who work so hard for the much larger family - you don't know where your information will end. On behalf of all of us - even the most distant - thanks again for the good work!
18 Mar 2004
Carol McCammon
(of the Stalnakers of Mary section)

Thank you for the correction. We attempt to make it as accurate as possible, but sometimes things slip by us. It is our pleasure to publish a newsletter that is informative and appreciated. Over the years I have subscribed to many "Chenoweth Family Newsletters" only to find that they were of a very generic nature, with little or no information pertaining to the Chenoweth Family. It can not be emphasized too much that this is your newsletter and input is always be greatly appreciated. - editor


Pete: Just to show you (as sent to me) that other families are making progress using DNA�. I think we would too if we had a bit more co-operation�

The following was taken from an internet message board with regards to the McGee Family

There has been a likely DNA match between two McGee lines that previously had no known relationship!

The initial 12 (out of 25) marker results for a participant in the McGee Surname DNA Project resulted in a close match (11/12) with a descendant of Eli McGehee in the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation database. The line of this particular McGee Project participant has a history of using the McGhee, McGee, and McGehee surnames.

The full results of the 25 marker test are expected to be available in the near future. It will be interesting to see if the 1 marker genetic distance holds up with the additional markers. This test result may lead the genealogical research along a specific path that might never have been found without the DNA testing. The specific information regarding the possible connection with the Lincoln Co., TN McGehee line may lead to extending this McGhee line.

This test has also indicated that there is no relationship with the McGee line of Warren Co., TN; there is a genetic distance of seven between the two lines. For a 12 marker test, this indicates that the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) is likely several thousand years ago.
22 Mar 2004
Jon Egge

These are the kind of results that we are hoping to produce with our own DNA Project. The ability to place previously unidentified lines within the Chenoweth Family structure is a definite possibility. As stated previously the MRCA between Bill Chinworth and myself indicates a common relative during the early 1500s. Please support this project.- editor


Yes, Jon, I like the inclusion of Mary's Berry family. I shared this much with one Berry who has put it on Roots/World. Perhaps some cousins will find it there.
19 Mar 2004
Sue Solomon

We are always happy to add to the database. - Jon Egge.


Here are some US statistics from 1904:


Age 90 - WILMA LEE CHENOWETH nee BARKER, daughter of ELMER BARKER and MAUDE WRIGHT. She was born September 13, 1913 in Table Grove, Fulton Co., IL and died April 14, 2004. She married OREL KENNETH "PECK"8 CHENOWETH (JAMES HENRY7, ELIAS BIRDINE6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) in 1931. He was born February 2, 1908 in Farmers Twp, Fulton Co., IL and died January 27, 1969 in Fulton Co., IL.

Age 92 - WIILLIAM KENT9 BARNARD (STELLA8 HARPER, CAROLINE7, WILLIAM CURRENCE6, GABRIEL5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 3, 1911 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV and died February 2, 2004.

Age 86 - MARY ROSALIND CHENOWETH nee BARROWS , daughter of FREDERIC BARROWS and RUTH HULL. She was born August 30, 1917 in Connersville, Fayette Co., IN and died October 2, 2003 in Berline, Washington Co., VT. She married KARL MARX "Jim"8 CHENOWETH (JAMES EPHRAIM7, CLINTON LAFAYETTE6, EPHRAIM B.5, ABSOLUM4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) in 1941 in Indiana. He was born October 12, 1913 in Indiana.

Age 80 - CHARLES LOUIS8 BECKLEY (EMMA LAVINA7 MULKEY, JOSEPHINE6, JACOB LOWE5, JOHN C.4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born January 13, 1924 in Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR and died March 21, 2004. He married JOAN ALEE LEARNED.

Age 90 - FAYE CHENOWETH nee BEDWELL was born January 24, 1913 in Table Grove, Fulton Co., IL and died September 12, 2003 in Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. She married ARCHIE ALBERT8 CHENOWETH (ROSS WARNER7, EDWARD WOODWARD6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) April 12, 1951 in Ipava, Fulton Co., IL. He was born April 27, 1916 in Bernadotte, Fulton Co., IL and died November 14, 1998 in Macomb, McDonough Co., IL.

Age unk - LORENE10 BRAY nee BOLES (LENA M.9, HENRY CLAY8, JOHN C.7 KENNEDY, RUTH F. "Ruthie"6, ISAAC CALVERT5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born aft 1930 and died 2004. She married Mr. BRAY.

Age 66 - WARREN L. BROOKS, son of THOMAS BROOKS and EVELYN ?. He was born November 7, 1937 in Chauncey, Athens Co., OH and died March 11, 2004 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL. He married RITA JEAN9 CHENOWETH (CURTIS HANGER8, JOSEPH WOOD7, ROBERT JAMES6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1).

Age 76 - HELEN TUCKER nee CAHILL, daughter of HENRY CAHIL and ELEANOR GILLETT. She was born January 24, 1928 in Hampton, Franklin Co., IA and died April 13, 2004. She married EDWARD EVERETT9 (EVERETT EDWARD8, EDWARD7, CHARLES ASHBROOK6, JOHN5 TUCKER, PHOEBE4 ASHBROOK, MARY3, JOHN2, JOHN1).

Age 19 - ANDREW D.10 CHENOWETH (MARION LEE9, RUSSELL EMERSON8, JOHN HENRY7, WILLIAM C.6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born November 8, 1983 in Wisconsin and died November 1, 2003.

Age 42 - BRANNY LEE10 CHENOWETH (ARNOLD AARON9, HORACE CASPER8, JAMES WESLEY7, WILLIAM THOMAS6, CASPER5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 6, 1961 in McMinnville, Yamhill Co., OR and died January 13, 2004 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. He married DIANA ?.

Age 58 - DARLENE M.9 PAZDRO nee CHENOWETH (KENNETH ERSOM8, ERSOM FRENCH7, ELIJAH6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born February 27, 1946 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL and died March 6, 2004 in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. She married FRANK J. PAZDRO.

Age 86 - EDITH MARIE9 KAVALARIS nee CHENOWETH (JOHN MURRAY "Jay"8, SAMUEL JOSEPHUS7, JOHN THOMAS6, WILLIAM THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born February 6, 1918 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN and died May 6, 2004 in Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN. She married JAMES L. KAVALARIS. He was born February 8, 1917 and died in 1994.

Age 96 - ETTA REGINA8 WHEELER nee CHENOWETH (DAVID OSCAR7, DAVID WASHINGTON6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 27, 1905 in Nicut, Calhoun Co., WV and died April 5, 2004 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. She married HAROLD LEE WHEELER on February 23, 1946 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, son of CHARLES WHEELER and LYDA NOLAND. He was born April 30, 1909 in Crab Orchard, Cumberland Co., TN and died October 6, 1960 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV.

Age 78 - HAROLD DALE10 CHENOWETH (OKEY EVERETT9, ULYSSES THOMAS8, LLOYD HYRE7, EVERETT6, JEHU5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 21, 1925 in Randolph Co., WV and died November 24, 2003 in Randolph Co., WV. He married RITA WATSON.

Age 32 - KIMBERLY ANN10 ADAMS nee CHENOWETH (ROBERT DUKE9, EDGAR MARLIN8, EDGAR CARTER7, WILLIAM JOHN6, RICHARD B.5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born November 11, 1970 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL and died October 14, 2003 in Illinois. She married (1) KEVIN COUNTER and (2) DON ADAMS.

Age 62 - LINDA SUE9 HIBBARD nee CHENOWETH (BERNARD FRISBY8, JOHN BIRDINE7, JOSEPH W.6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 11, 1942 in Macomb, McDonough Co., IL and died April 30, 2004 in Carthage, Hancock Co., IL. She married ROBERT MELVIN HIBBARD.

Age 89 - NORMAN EDWARD8 CHENOWETH (PAUL RUSSELL7, ERASTUS M.6, JAMES LEWIS5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 26, 1914 in Missouri and died February 22, 2004 in Illinois. He married VELMA KISER.

Age 61 - ROBERT LEE8 CHENOWETH (HARRY RAYMOND7, ELI HINKLE6, JOHN5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born May 17, 1923 in Baltimore Co., MD and died April 25, 2004 in Westminster, Carroll Co., MD. He married IRVA CATHERINE ROBESON.


Age 90 - WILLIAM ISAAC "Ike"8 CHENOWETH (BUELL7, ISAAC NEWTON6, ARCHIBALD S.5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born January 11, 1914 in Barron Co., KY and died January 20, 2004 in Barron Co., KY. He married NANNIE FRANCES SHIRLEY.

Age 62 - WILLIAM RAY9 CHENOWETH (ROBERT ROGERS8, PERCY GRAYSON7, DAVID JOHNSTON6, JAMES HACKLEY5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 5, 1941in Quincy, Adams Co., IL and died March 12, 2004 in Ft Leonard Wood, Pulaski Co., MO. He married (1) KATHARYN LEE REEDY and (2) KAY M. (HAINES) FOPPIANO.

Age 85 - RAYMOND E.8 COLLIFLOWER (IVIALOO7 SMITH, JOHN6 LAMIL, ELEANOR "Ellen"5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born in 1919 in Clark Co., OH and died May 22, 2004 in London, Madison Co., OH. He married HELEN SPERLING on November 23, 1940 in Clark Co., OH, daughter of FREDERICK SPERLING and ANNA BRENNER. She was born October 23, 1921 in Clark Co., OH and died March 5, 2004 in Clark Co., OH.

Age 82 - HELEN COLLIFLOWER nee SPERLING, daughter of FREDERICK SPERLING and ANNA BRENNER. She was born October 23, 1921 in Clark Co., OH and died March 5, 2004 in Clark Co., OH. She married RAYMOND E.8 COLLIFLOWER (IVIALOO7 SMITH, JOHN6 LAMIL, ELEANOR "Ellen"5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) on November 23, 1940 in Clark Co., OH. He was born in 1919 in Clark Co., OH and died May 22, 2004 in London, Madison Co., OH.

Age 85 - JAMES C. COOK was born December 25, 1918 and died March 31, 2004. He married THELMA MAXINE8 CHENOWETH (ELMER ELLSWORTH7, JOHN ARTHUR6, ABRAHAM JOHN5, JOHN4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1).

Age 95 - MARY LOUISE CHENOWETH nee CROCKETT, daughter of CHRISTOPHER CROCKETT and NORA RADER. She was born December 8, 1908 and died February 2, 2004 in Gassaway, Baxton Co., WV. She married BURGESS EMMETT8 CHENOWETH (EMMETT GEORGE7, ISAAC NEWTON6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) who was born October 20, 1909 in Barbour Co., WV and died May 2, 1990.

Age 84 - ROBERT EDGAR9 FISHER (EDGAR WELLS8, JULIA ALMINA7 WELLS, SARAH6 TAYLOR, RUTH ANN5 DAVIS, SARAH4 BUTLER, RUTH3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born November 29, 1918 and died October 10, 2003. He married (1) HARRIET SILCOX. She was born November 25, 1919 and died January 1978. He married (2) ANN CHAKLAS.

Age 80 - ANNA GRACE CHENOWETH nee FOGLES, daughter of EVERETT FOGLE and ANNA KUHN. She was born July 1, 1923 and died September 22, 2003. She married CLIFFORD DEFOREST8 CHENOWETH (JAMES ABRAHAM7, JOHN ARTHUR6, ABRAHAM JOHN5, JOHN4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1), who was born August 24, 1923 in Wayne Co., IN and died October 3, 1986 in Troy, Oakland Co., MI.

Age 66 - CHARLES ROBERT WILSON was born August 4, 1934 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died May 12, 2001 in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL. He married DONNA CHENOWETH9 BOYD (DONALD VICTOR8, MARK VICTOR7, SAMUEL REED6, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1).

Age 84 - ROLLAND PAUL GUSTAFSON was born October 7, 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN and died October 30, 2003. He married AVIS MARIE9 CHENOWETH (CHARLES FLAVIUS8, CHARLES WILBUR7, LEMUEL6, JOHN I.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) July 2, 1942 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. She was born May 1, 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN and died December 6, 2003.

Age 97 - ELIZABETH9 HARDS nee HARPER, (LETILA BELLE8 COX, SARAH ANN "Sally"7, WILLIAM THOMAS6, CASPER5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1), was born June 4, 1906 in Laidlow (now Tumalo), Deschutes Co., OR and died November 7, 2003 in Yakima, Yakima Co., WA. She married GEORGE HENRY HARDS, JR on June 15, 1935 in Yakima, Yakima Co., WA. He was born July 9, 1888 in Montpelier, Bear Lake Co., ID and died September 11, 1969 in Yakima, Yakima Co., WA.

Age 92 - VIOLET BEULAH CHENOWETH nee HAYNES, daughter of JOHN HAYNES and SALENA YONGUE. She was born February 27, 1911 in Eagle, Ada Co., ID and died October 13, 2003 in New Plymouth, Payette Co., ID. She married ROY MARION8 CHENOWETH (BRUCE TARKINGTON7, V. TIMOTHY6, JOSEPH FOSTER5, JOHN C.4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) in 1940. He was born September 18, 1904 in Star, Ada Co., ID and died February 3, 1976 in Boise, Ada Co., ID.

Age 73 - MARY JANE McDONALD nee HIGGS, daughter of RICHARD HIGGS and RUTH CARTWRIGHT. She was born October 31, 1930 in Washington, DC and died January 29, 2004. She married DANIEL CLAY10 (BERNARD9, CLAY8 McDONALD, GERUTIA CHENOWETH7 "Rush" REIP, EDITH AMANDA6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1).

Age 79 - ALVIN LEE HUSK was born January 19, 1924 in Calhoun Co., WV and died September 23, 2003. He married PAULINE10 ELLIOTT (GOLDIE L.9, FRANCIS ALEXANDER8 "Frank", PETER ALEXANDER7 REIP, EDITH AMANDA6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1). She was born November 18, 1930 in Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV and died October 28, 1995 in Akron, Summit Co., OH.

Age 95 - FLORINE ANN CHENOWETH nee JOHNSON, daughter of EMIL JOHNSON and MARGARET SWANSON. She was born November 8, 1908 in Grasston, Kanabec Co., MN and died February 8, 2004 in Shoreview, Ramsey Co., MN. She married WILLIAM VERNON8 CHENOWETH (MILTON MILROY7, JOSEPH HAMILTON DAVIESS6, THOMAS JEFFERSON5, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, JOHN1) on February 12, 1928. He was born December 30, 1909 in Iowa and died September 29, 1995 in Shoreview, Ramsey Co., MN.

Age 82 - EARL LEE9 KLEPSER (METTA HAZEL8 "Meg", JAMES MONROE7 , JOEL6, JACOB5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 10, 1921 in Milford, Oakland Co., MI and died May 5, 2004 in Cullman, Cullman Co., AL. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH BLAKELEY, daughter of GUY BLAKELY and FRANCES McWILLIAMS. He married (2) EUNICE O'REBA WEEKS.

Age 82 - LOIS ELEANOR9 TAYLOR nee LEE (OURAL HERMAS8, JESSIE RUBY7, JOHN STEPHEN6 SARGENT, NANCY ROSE5, JOHN4, ARTHUR3, JOHN2, JOHN1), was born October 27, 1920 in Knox Co., IL and died October 4, 2003 in Illinois. She married EVERETT LEROY "Pat" TAYLOR on September 23, 1943 in Abingdon, Knox Co., IL. He was born June 28, 1912 and died March 13, 1979 in Knox Co., IL.

Age 75 - DOLLENE LAVEDA10 KILPATRICK nee LIGHT (NOLA NEVADA9 LIGHT, MARY ELIZABETH8 GERMAN, ELI7 KELLEY, RUTH6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 3, 1928 and died February 20, 2004. She married RAYMOND D. KILPATRICK. He was born October 13, 1926 and died September 17, 1999.

Age 77 - BETTY E. CHENOWETH nee LOWMAN. She was born April 18, 1926 and died October 18, 2003. She married JOSHUA GENT8 "Jim" CHENOWETH, III (JOSHUA GENT7, WILLIAM EDWARD6, GEORGE5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1). He was born October 30, 1924 in Baltimore City, MD and died May 8, 1989.

Age 88 - LEONA CHENOWETH nee MARTINEK was born March 3, 1916 and died May 10, 2004. She married BERNARD ORVILLE8 CHENOWETH (MILROY MILTON7, JOSEPH HAMILTON DAVIESS6, THOMAS JEFFERSON5, THOMAS4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, JOHN1) on November 18, 1944. He was born July 10, 1907 in Iowa and died July 12, 1976 in Ramsey Co., MN.

Age 57 - DAVID MICHAEL9 McCULTY (MARY ROSELEAH8 RIDDELL, ALICE CLAIR7, ROBERT JAMES6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 2, 1946 and died May 22, 2004 in Spencer, Roane Co., WV.

Age 85 - LEONA ELIZABETH9 "Betty Lee" MIKESELL (ERNEST E.8 MIKESELL, SARAH ELIZABETH7, JOHN MURRAY6, JOHN BAXTER5, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born abt 1918 in Ohio and died April 29, 2004.

Age 99 - THELMA GERTRUDE (HUFF) CHENOWETH nee MUNSON, was born August 15, 1904 in Ramona Lake Co., SD and died May 3, 2004 in Vandalia, Montgomery Co., OH. She married ARTHUR NEWTON7 CHENOWETH (WALTER B.6, ARTHUR A.K.5, ABSOLOM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) abt November 1990. He was born March 12, 1906 in Alexandria, Madison Co., OH and died March 7, 1991 in Vandalia, Montgomery Co., OH.

Age 59 - JEFFREY10 NEWTON (FRANCES9 SMITH, LAURA PEARL8 DEGROOT, CHARLES CASSETT7, AMANDA JANE6 SMITH, REBECCA5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born in 1944 in Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR and died December 2003 in Anchorage, AK. He married (1) PATTIE ? and (2) ELAINE ?.


Age 89 - GLEN EDWARD PARKER was born November 9, 1914 in Napoleon, Jackson Co., MI and died March 6, 2004 in Lexington, Dawson Co., NE. He married THELMA F.9 CHENOWETH (JOHN J.8, JOHN CASPER7, HEZEKIAH STITES6, CASPER5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) in 1979. She was born July 30, 1916 in Cloud Co., KS and died January 15, 1999.

Age 91 - JENNIE CHENOWETH nee PEARSONS was born abt 1903 and died April 26, 2004 in Buffalo, Johnson Co., WY. She married LOREN EUGENE9 CHENOWETH (ROLLAND GEORGE8, JOHN DOTHERDY7, ISAAC NEWTON6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He was born January 3, 1924 in Worland, Washakie Co., WY and died November 17, 1988 in Worland, Washakie Co., WY.

Age 59 - HAROLD GORDON10 PHARES (HAZEL M.9 PHARES, JACOB LEE8, JOHN I.7 DANIELS, JERUSHA6, JOHN I.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 9, 1942 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV and died March 10, 2004. He married (1) JUDY HARRIS and (2) JEANETTE GAINES.

Age 67 - CAROLYN SUE CHENOWETH nee PINKSTON, daughter of PAUL PINKSTON and CALLIE HOUSE. She was born August 11, 1936 in Indiana and died May 22, 2004. She married JOHN WILSON9 CHENOWETH (WILSON8, SAMUEL ALBERT7, WILSON6, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1).

Age 49 - LINDA FAYE CHENOWETH nee RICHARDSON, daughter of SAM RICHARDSON and EVELYN ?. She was born December 9, 1953 and died October 13, 2003 in Emporia, Lyon Co., KS. She married MELVIN 10 "Squeek" CHENOWETH (CHARLES A.9, THOMAS ADISON8, JOHN BENTLY7, WILLIAM HAYCRAFT6, JACOB VAN METER5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1).

Age 85 - BRUCE CHENOWETH8 RIDGWAY (MARY MARIE7 RIDGWAY, HOWARD GLEN6, JOSEPH HILL5, ELIJAH4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born June 4, 1918 in Ohio and died October 23, 2003. He married (1) ADA RUTH GANTZ in 1941, daughter of LEWIS GANTS and ADA PUCKETT. She was born aft 1913 and died February 16, 1981 in Mount Sterling, OH. He married (2) LOIS ANNE (COLE) BLACKSTONE.

Age 95 - LUCY LEE CHENOWETH nee SCHOOLEY. She was born July 12, 1908 in Marion, Grant Co., IN and died November 11, 2003 in Erie Co., NY. She married JOEL HAROLD9 "Hap" CHENOWETH (OSCAR BERT8, JAMES MONROE7, JOEL6, JACOB5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He was born in 1907 in Illinois and died March 14, 1966 in Medina, Orleans Co., NY.

Age 96 - ONA FAE CHENOWETH nee SHAFER was born February 5, 1907 in Ryan, Roane Co., WV and died December 30, 2003 in Kanawha Co., WV. She married ROBERT NEIL9 CHENOWETH (HOWARD SCOTT8, GEORGE WASHINGTON7, JAMES6, JEHU5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) on August 5, 1931. He was born January 26, 1908 in Randolph Co., WV and died July 15, 1991 in West Virginia.

Age 80 - EVELYN JUNE CHENOWETH nee SMITH, daughter of EARL SMITH and RUBY ?. She was born June 16, 1923 in Marion Co., IN and died April 3, 2004 in Dunwoody, DeKalb Co., GA. She married VAUGHN EUGENE8 CHENOWETH (CHAUNCY JAKE7, JOHN H.6, EPHRAIM B.5, ABSOLUM4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He was born June 24, 1921 in Indiana and died February 12, 1973 in Pinellas Co., FL.

Age 95 - MARY L. CHENOWETH nee SPEARL was born July 28, 1908 and died April 11, 2004 in Baltimore Co., MD. She married JOHN CHARLES PLEITNER8 "Buck" CHENOWETH (EDGAR G.7, WILLIAM6, GEORGE5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) on January 12, 1935. He was born October 31, 1909 in Cub Hill, Baltimore Co., MD and died March 10, 1991.

Age 88 - GOLDIE VIRGINIA MUMMAUGH nee WAGNER was born January 3, 1916 in Fowblesburg, Baltimore Co., MD and died January 25, 2004. She married WALTER BOND9 MUMMAUGH (ANNA BELLE8 MUMMAUGH, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN7 JR, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN6 BOND, ELEANOR "Ellen"5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) on December 23, 1944. He was born May 9, 1920 in Emory, Carroll Co., MD and died July 23, 2003.

Age 92 - MARJORIE CHENOWETH nee WETZEL, daughter of CHESTER WETZEL and LENA MUNLUX. She was born August 27, 1911 in Coldwater, Branch Co., MI and died October 21, 2003 in Oregon. She married ELSWORTH BYRON8 CHENOWETH (EPHRAIM BOWEN7, STEPHEN HAMILTON6, EPHRAIM B.5, ABSOLUM4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) in 1931 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He was born August 16, 1908 in Morgan Co., IN and died August 17, 1968 in Curry Co., OR.

Age 86 - ANNA L. CHENOWETH nee WORTHINGTON was born abt 1908 in Oklahoma and died April 25, 2004. She married JOHN HENRY CLEMENTS7 CHENOWETH (CHARLES MILTON6, CHARLES EDWIN "Edward"5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1). He was born May 9, 1904 in Racine, Newton Co., MO and died October 12, 1980 in Oroville, Butte Co., CA.


Age 72 - AUDREY L. CHENYWORTH nee (Unknown) was born May 10, 1931 and died October 7, 2003. She married HENRY ODIS5 CHENYWORTH (BENNIE WOODROW4, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "Bennie"3, VINCENT "Vince"2, JOHN M.1). He was born April 27, 1943 in Temple, Bell Co., TX and died April 11, 2002.

Age 82 - DONNA BELL CHENOWETH nee CLINE, daughter of MARION CLINE and NORA BERKSHIRE. She was born October 7, 1921 in Twelve Mile, CA and died April 2, 2004 in Monterey, CA. She married ARTHUR "Art" CHENOWETH, who was born aft 1910.

Age 89 - WYONIA CHENOWITH nee FOWLER was born December 10, 1914 and died March 2, 2004. She married FRANKLIN HENRY5 CHENOWITH (WILLIAM HENRY4, GEORGE H.3, WILLIAM H.2, RICHARD C.1). He was born March 14, 1919 in Maryland and died March 24, 1976.

Age 87 - VIVIAN NINA CHENOWETH nee HARSHMAN was born August 25, 1916 in Huntersville, Wadena Co., MN and died January 13, 2004 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. She married PHILLIP HOWARD4 CHENOWETH (RUDOLPH WILLIAM3, JOSEPH RICHARD2, WILLIAM R.1) on July 29, 1937 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.. He was born December 22, 1913 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., WA and died October 24, 1996 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

Age 92 - ANNE CHENOWETH nee RICHTER was born June 5, 1911 in Gregory, Gregory Co., SD and died April 3, 2004 in Bountiful, UT. She married BLANCHARD JOE5 CHENOWETH (FRANK N.4, DAVID NEWTON3, SAMUEL2, AMON1) in 1982 in Eloy, AZ. He was born January 6, 1907 in Jefferson Co., MO and died April 10, 2002 in Arizona City, Pinal Co., AZ.

Age 74 - IRENE MARIE CHENOWETH nee Van DeKEERE was born October 21, 1929 in Prairie Grove, CANADA and died April 4, 2004. She married DONALD DORN4 CHENOWETH (JEROME LEWIS3, CHARLES ARTHUR2, JOHN E.1).

Age 93 - EVELYN CHENOWITH nee VOGEL was born January 6, 1911 in Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV and died January 13, 2004 in St Clairsville, Belmont Co., OH. She married AUGUST EDWARD4 CHENOWITH (CHARLES WESLEY3, BENJAMIN2, RICHARD C.1). He was born September 15, 1909 in Allegany Co., MD and died July 1977.

Age 81 - ROBERT J.12 CHENOWETH (JOHN BENJAMIN, JR11, JOHN BENJAMIN10, WILLIAM E.9, JOHN8, EDWARD7, JOHN6, EDWARD5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born March 6, 1923 in New Jersey and died May 15, 2004 in Ocean Ridge, FL. He married ROBERTA ROBERTS in 1950.


Another Line
By Peter Clinton Chenoweth

continuation of Part 1, Mar 2004]

Grandfather John again opened a shop in New York where he made furniture, repaired old pieces, and bought and sold second hand furniture. He was a good cabinetmaker and took pride in his work. He was a man of mild disposition, kind in his manner and always willing to do a neighbor or a stranger a good turn. He was fond of reading and studious by nature. He cared nothing for the accumulations of property. The opportunities for gain in New York City at that time were many, but he was satisfied with enough for his family to live on. He was fond of his children, interested in their welfare, but left the discipline entirely to their mother. Grandmother Caroline was an energetic and resourceful woman who cared for her large family with only the help of the older children. Being members of the Church of England, the family affiliated with Trinity Church in New York and the children were brought up in this faith.

In the 1860 census the family is found in New York. In the late 1860's John E. moved his family to Kansas, while the rest of the family relocated to New Jersey. The census' from 1870 to 1930 find the family still living in Kansas and New Jersey. At present the family is still predominately located in Kansas and New Jersey, but also is found in Oregon, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New Hampshire and California.

The End


Coat of Arms Research Update:

(27 Apr 2004)
Dear Mr Chinworth, This is to let you know that I have today posted your Pedigree for Chenouth by Royal Mail, whose website is www.royalmail.com and telephone number is (0)845 609 2609, for confirmation that the item has been delivered. I do hope it arrives safely.
Henry Bedingfeld
York Herald

(1 Jun 2004)
The College of Arms has sent and I've received the Chenoweth quartered coat of arms that's official to the system. One of the things I'll do is get it framed and then we'll see where we are crest wise. I see no reason why the Red, Black and Gold one we use here can't be acclaimed as good enough.
Bill Chinworth
Board of Directors, President
Tucson, AZ

Music Collection Available

Jean Tuohino has advised us that she has a CD copy of her Uncle Wilbur Rossiter Chenoweth's piano compositions. Wilbur Rossiter was born June 5, 1899 in Johnson Co., NE. Educated at the Lincoln Musical College, he received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Nebraska in 1918. In his career he was a professor of organ, piano, and composition at the University of Nebraska, professor of piano at Occidental College in Los Angeles and taught in his own private studios. He was a prolific composer with published and performed works numbering in the scores, and covering a wide range of styles. Typical are "Concert Waltz", "The Hidden Waterfall", "Waltz-Caprice", "Puppets on Parade", "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go", "March Triumphant" and "Carillon Christmas Carols". For further information about the availability of this CD contact Jean at Tuohino@aol.com. - (bio-Chenoweth's in America) - editor

World War II Database Available on Internet

Recently it was brought to the attention of this editor that a database of World War II veterans was being created online. A search of the website www.wwiimemorial.com confirmed this information. The website has information about the World War II Memorial and honors veterans of that war. As of this date the editor has submitted the names of over 100 Chenoweth's to be honored at this site. With sites like this available it is all the more important for us to maintain our own military database. An updated version of our combat pages will be online in the near future. Please, take the opportunity to view this section of the Chenoweth family website and submit any additions, additional information or corrections to the editor.

June 2004


[Jon] By Jon Egge
Cottage Lake, Woodinville, WA
Descendant of Dr Henry S. Chenoweth of Chillicothe, OH

The Richards of the 3rd generation, and theKnoxville connection

The names of the 5 sons of John Chenoweth and Mary: John, Richard, Arthur, William, and Thomas are all strongly reflected in the family tree. In the 3rd generation there were 29 grandsons from the 5 original sons. Only the name William is found in each family. The other four names are found in four of the five families. The exception is the family of William himself. Though he had four sons, he chose the biblical names of Joseph, Absolom and Isaac for his other sons, besides William, Jr. Of the 5 other grandsons, John had a son Absolom, Arthur had a son Samuel, after his father-in-law, Richard had a son Joseph, and Thomas had sons Elijah and Abraham. In this last instance, Abraham was probably named for the brother-in-law of Thomas, Abraham Prickett, who lived next door to the family on Back Creek, Frederick Co., VA.

So there were 4 Richard's in the 3rd generation: one in each family but William's. Remarkably all are said to have served in the American Revolution and 3 founded fine family lines. The most famous of these Richards was the son of John, who went to Kentucky, still then a wilderness, and became one of the 7 founders of the City of Louisville. An even more noted event was the attack on his family known as the Chenoweth Massacre. Much has been written about this Richard and there are two separate articles posted at the family website about his life. see: [Chenoweth - Massacre] [Captain Richard Chenoweth]

Richard, Jr is on the other extreme. Almost nothing is known about him. Though he is said to have served in the Revolution, this service is not presently documented or recognized. Did he marry? Is he responsible for the lost Chenoweth families of Baltimore? All we know is that he lived on his father's property in the Back Creek Hundreds until it was sold in a sheriff's sale. We know that he took over the task of being the executor of his father's will, although we do not know the outcome of his stewardship. The rest is presently lost to us.

A third Richard was the son of Thomas. He served twice in the Revolution from Allegany Co., MD and married there to Martha Smith. He moved with his siblings to Mason Co., KY and settled with them in Pike Co., OH. Late in life he and Martha relocated a third time to Tippecanoe Co., IN, one of three 3rd generation Chenoweths to reach this frontier state.

Perhaps though, the most intriguing Richard of the 3rd generation was Richard the son of Arthur. Peter Chenoweth suggested this subject after a previous newsletter. So after this lengthy way of introduction, let's examine this Richard in earnest. Cora Hiatt gave us only his name and a year of birth, said he was the executor of his father's will and that he served in the American Revolution. The will itself mentions a daughter Elizabeth and bequeaths to Richard the remainder of Arthur's lands. Outside of this daughter, no mention was made of Richard's family or what had become of him. Cora gave a year of 1744 for his birth.

Richard had two families, one in Baltimore Co., MD and another that followed in Knox Co., TN. In their research Richard and Shirley Harris picked up the Tennessee line and then found his will in Knox Co., mentioning both families but they were perplexed at who he was. In part because of Cora's assertion that Arthur's son Richard was born in 1744, they misplaced him as a son of John(3), the son of Richard(2). John did have a son Richard who was mentioned in the will of Richard(2), but we know nothing of what happened to him today. [This 4th generation Richard is another candidate for some of Baltimore's unknown lines.]

As I have found out, there were descendants that were not confused. The first instance of this I found was World Family Tree submittal by William Walker "Bill" Close. I contacted him by phone. Bill had used as his source a study done by Bartley Russell McBath, a son of the Knox Co., TN daughter, Eliza Jane Chenoweth of Richard Chenoweth and Ellen Hammer. Bill was a great grandson of Andrew Montgomery McBath, who was a brother to Bartley Russell McBath. Bartley did a family study using the will, Bible material and family contacts, some reuniting him with the Baltimore side of this. Next Jane Ryan, researching in Baltimore, came upon some "illuminating documents", [discussed below]. Jane's work was followed by more documents from Dorinda Shepley who had worked with me over several years on the line of Richard's brother Thomas who lived in Frederick Co., MD. Finally I came upon Baltimore research by Gladys Chenoweth Wimert. These were certain proofs and opened a story missed by both Cora and Shirley Harris.

When Shirley Harris found Richard's will in Knox Co., TN, they did not have any of the 4 sources I cited above. Moreover they accepted Cora's year of birth of 1744 for Arthur's son, Richard. Richard's will, written in January 25, 1821 mentioned a son born in 1819. This would make Richard 75 years old using Cora's birth year for Richard of 1744. This would have been questionable in any one's mind. Richard, the son of John(3) and grandson of Richard(2), was a more logical choice first by age and second by the Tennessee location. John's widow, Frances, and her children, Archibald, Elizabeth, Frances, and Parmenus had all gone to Washington Co., TN. The actual birth date of Richard by his Bible was June 1, 1755. This helps, but in reality, Richard's last child was born in 1827 when he was 72! What a stud!!

This is the family:

RICHARD3 CHENOWETH (ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born June 1, 1755 in Baltimore Co., MD and died 1828 in Tennessee. He married (1) ELINOR ASKEW November 14, 1779 in Baltimore, MD, daughter of WILLIAM ASKEW and CATHERINE ?. She was born 1762 in Virginia and died aft. 1821. He married (2) ELLEN HAMMER January 14, 1823 in Knox Co., TN, daughter of ADAM HAMMER and CHARITY ARMSTEAD. She was born March 12, 1791 in Maryland, and died November 23, 1859 in Knox Co., TN.

    Children of Richard Chenoweth and Elinor Askew are:

  1. SARAH ANN4 CHENOWETH, b: January 15, 1780, Baltimore Co., MD; d: 1861; married RALPH GREGORY, August 25, 1798, Baltimore Co., MD; b: 1772, Twenlows, ENGLAND; d: 1854.
  2. ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, b: December 18, 1782; d: 1819; married GEORGE KEYSER, in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD; b: September 17, 1784; d: September 18, 1837.
  3. JEMINA4 CHENOWETH, b: October 7, 1784, Baltimore Co., MD; d: Unknown; married WILLIAM STONE, October 22, 1806, St. Paul's Parrish, Baltimore Co., MD; b: bet 1769-1784
  4. MARY4 CHENOWETH, b: January 30, 1786, Baltimore Co., MD; d: December 12, 1810, Baltimore Co., MD; married LLOYD MARSH, December 22, 1808; b: bet 1770-1790.
  5. ARTHUR4 CHENOWETH, b: October 7, 1790, Baltimore Co., MD; d: bef 1821; married ANN CLARK, August 4, 1811, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD; b: 1789, Baltimore Co., MD; d: October 1, 1813.
  6. WILLIAM4 CHENOWETH, b: May 9, 1792, Baltimore Co., MD; d: April 10, 1853, Baltimore Co., MD; married AMY DAVIS, September 16, 1813, Baltimore Co., MD; b: 1791, Maryland; d: September 26, 1869, Baltimore Co., MD.
  7. JOSHUA4 CHENOWETH, b: July 10, 1796, Baltimore Co., MD.

    Children of Richard Chenoweth and Ellen Hammer are:

  8. ANNA MARIAH4 CHENOWETH, b: April 19, 1813, Tennessee; d: Alabama; married (1) JOHN HICKEY, September 6, 1832, Knox Co., TN; b: July 10, 1809; d: September 20, 1835; (2) JAMES H. THOMPSON, June 28, 1837, Knox Co., TN; b: bet 1798-1818.
  9. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 CHENOWETH, b: December 14, 1815, Knox Co., TN; d: November 5, 1885, Ray, Camden Co., MO; married (1) NANCY MINTON NESTER, August 27, 1835, Knox Co., TN; b: March 22, 1819, Knox Co., TN; d: January 18, 1870, Ray, Camden Co., MO; (2) DELILAH ?, Aft 1870; b: abt 1843, Missouri.
  10. ADELINE SAPHIRAH4 CHENOWETH, b: 1817, Knox Co., TN; d: bet 1853-1854
  11. RICHARD4 CHENOWETH, b: October 31, 1819, Knox Co., TN; d: July 16, 1865; married MARY "Polly" McCLAIN, April 30, 1843, Knox Co., TN; b: March 30, 1822, Tennessee; d: June 29, 1907, Tennessee.
  12. HENRIETTA4 CHENOWETH, b: April 19, 1822, Knox Co., TN; d: Unknown; married (1) JOHN P. CHENOWETH, November 20, 1850, Knox Co., TN; b: 1800-1830, Virginia; d: Unknown; (2) ALLEN DALRIMPLE, July 4, 1860, Knox Co., TN; b: abt 1803, South Carolina.
  13. ELIZA JANE4 CHENOWETH, b: May 25, 1824, Knox Co., TN; d: May 25, 1907; married RUSSELL McBATH, September 10, 1841, Knox Co., TN; b: October 8, 1812, near Stock Creek, Knox Co., TN; d: February 2, 1902.
  14. ABSOLOM 4 CHENOWETH, b: June 27, 1827, Tennessee; d: November 1861, Knox Co., TN; married SARAH MARTHA M. COX, September 4, 1845, Knox Co., TN; b: abt 1828, Tennessee.

To fully understand Richard you have to read his will in full knowledge of the circumstances. The perplexing part of all this was that the record of Richard's marriage to his second wife, Ellen Hammer, was January 14, 1823 in Knox Co., TN. Now examine this court record of Richard's first wife, Eleanor Askew, in Baltimore, MD, as found by Dorinda Shepley in her research there.

Frederick Co., MD Chancery - 4 Aug 1815
Eleanor CHENOWITH of Baltimore County vs Richard CHENOWITH for Alimony

Eleanor CHENOWITH, age 32 (JE: NOTE should be 52), was married to Richard CHENOWITH and they had seven children, some of which are now married. She claimed a loving and good marriage up until the past two years. Before her marriage she owned $2500 of real and personal property and her husband has since sold said property for his own benefit.

Three years ago, she took into her home a young woman she hired from the neighborhood and shortly thereafter her husband's affection became estranged from her and soon afterwards he moved out of her bed. About two years ago at Christmas time, he left her and moved with this woman to Tennessee, having first sold nearly all of his personal property including stock and slaves. This created great hardship on Eleanor and if not for the assistance of her children, she would not have been able to manage. She had hoped he would see the error of his ways and return home but he didn't and then she saw an advertisement signed by him offering the sale of their real estate which would deprive her of her home and leave her penniless.

Richard is in possession of lands, Arthur's lot, Arthur's addition, Arthur's Addition Resurveyed, pt Mount Ebbs, pt William Resurveyed, all in Baltimore County and totaling 400 acres being worth $20,000. Richard has recently returned to this state to settle his property which she is anxious to prevent until he has made provisions for her support through her old age. Witnessed by Richard BARRY, merchant (his wife is related to Eleanor) dated 4 Aug 1815.

Advertisement in FederalGazette, Baltimore dtd 4 Apr 1815

For Sale - Farm & Mills, 18 miles north of Baltimore near Reisterstown 360 acres arable and wood land, 40 acres meadow. Lands run with and bind on Hanover Turnpike and extend near Westminster Turnpike. The soil is excellent for clover and plaster. Property contains a 2-story Mill House, stove, hip roof, 30x26; two paid of stones, French Burs and German Colognes. The mill was rebuilt for merchants work four years ago except for the elevators and Hopper Bay. There are two houses, one frame, one hewn log 2-story, log kitchen, large frame barn, log stable, three apple orchards, well with pump at door and 40 acres woodland. There are several good springs. Apply to Thomas REISTER, Reisterstown or William CHENOWETH on premises.

It was decided by the courts that Richard would put up $3,333 dollars in the bank and Elizabeth would get $200 a year for support; Samuel DONALDSON would be trustee. Richard instead decided to make a deal with Elizabeth and William, the eldest son.

On Mar 1821, Richard executed a deed to Eleanor for part of the farm where they lived of 89 acres in lieu of the $200 annual payment. (He probably obtained a divorce at this time but a divorce is not mentioned in this record, only her settlement.) At this time, William CHENOWETH, eldest son, Baltimore County was age 26. Richard has Articles of Agreement written up on this same date with strict provisions of William's role and duties regarding the property (how many acres to plant and what to plant and maintaining fences, etc) and stipulation William agrees to care for his mother and will live on the property. At this time, Richard was listed as being of Knox Co., TN and Eleanor and William were of Baltimore County. The land was adjacent to the mill, 80 acres cleared and fenced with a 2-story log house, orchards, other buildings and a little meadow of 9 acres; adjoined the lands of Jacob EICHELBERGER. By now, they had been married for 30+ years. (NOTE: There was an additional stipulation regarding William living on the property for three years after his mother's death but had if she lives more than three years; but Richard would regain the property if Elizabeth dies within two years, Richard made no mention of William inheriting the property either way.) Signed by William, and Elizabeth signed by mark. [Mdhr 17, 898-870, Baltimore Co., MD, 1815 - State Archives]

So Richard, in his mid fifties, absconded with the Irish maid, Ellen Hammer, to Tennessee. This desertion would have profound repercussions on the Baltimore family of Richard, depriving them of the wealth of Arthur's lands, which Richard inherited. Richard's love for Ellen Hammer is quite evident. In the 16 years they lived together in Tennessee, he fathered 7 children, the last when he was about 71 years old. More telling, he waited some 11 years until he was free to finally marry the woman who had so caught his affections to throw away his life in Baltimore.

Whether this was because Eleanor had finally died or divorced him is unknown. A careful reading of Richard's will is quite telling. Remember this was written almost 2 years before he married Ellen. You can see him struggle with the wording in the will to cover the fact of his two families. Why else would you refer to each as "wife or companion":

In the name of God amen I Richard Chenowith of the County of Knox in the Sate of Tennessee knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life and being in perfect health and of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God for his mercies do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following Vix in primis. I give and bequeath unto my son William one dollar who was the son of my first wife or companion Elleanor and daughter of William Askew of Baltimore long deceased. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Joshua one dollar who was the son of my first wife or companion Elleanor and daughter of William Askew as aforesaid. Item. After all just claims the above mentioned legacies my funeral expences and all other necessary expences in settling my estate are fully satisfied and paid the balance or residue of my estate both of said State and State of Maryland or elsewhere of every kind and nature whatever be the same personal or mixed I hereby will devise and bequeath the - unto present beloved wife or companion to wit - Ellen daughter of Adam Mince [S/b Hammer] of Baltimore County Maryland late�(unreadable) of for the support of herself and children� my children hereafter named our daughter Ann Mariah our son George Washington, our daughter Adeline Saphirah and our son Richard. To them their heirs and assigns forever in equal quantity and quality share and share alike as the case my require at the descretion of my hereafter executors or their repressentitives. Further it is my will and desire in case my present wife and companion Ellen as aforesaid should have another child or children during my life or within nine months after my decease that such child or children as the case may be shall have an equal portion of my estate with the two sons and daughter last above mentioned.

To wit - Ann Mariah, George Washington, Adeline Saphirah and son Richard share and share alike Further it is my will and desire that my daughters Ann Mariah and Adaline Saphira be taught to read, write and cipher as far as the rule of three at leased and that my said sons George Washing and Richard be taught reading, writing areffimetic, and the English Grammer to perfection and the whole of the espence arising thereon, if necessary to be deducted out of each of their portion of the estate respectively as the nature of the case may require. Furthermore it ismy will and desire that no part of my estate should be sold by my executors during the single life of my said beloved wife or companion Ellen unless the situation of my affairs would compel such a measure. Should it be the case, it is my will and desire that she should be first consulted what part of the estate she would be most willing to part with for this purpose, and this said part be put to sale in preference. Furthermore in case my beloved companion Ellen as aforesaid should deem it most convenient and beneficial to her that all or such part as she may think fit or proper of my estate were realized in bank stock that she will or may be interested in against to the tenor of this my last will and testament it is my will and desire for her convenience at her request that my hereinafter named executors should sell and convey said estate and realize the amount thereof in bank stock or ground rents so that she may be entitled to the interest or income thereof consistent with my win as afore said. Lastly, I hereby ordain constitute and appoint my worthy firend John Hillsman, Esq. And Capt. William Lyon bothof Knox County� of this my last will and testament hereby rescind and� Richard Chenowith the testator have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one.

Signed and sealed, published and declared by the Testator to be his last Will and testament in presence of us who have at his request witnessed the same in his presence and in the presence of each other N.B. the words or such part as she may think fit or proper of were interlined.

Two other contributions help to form a more complete picture:

  • Jane Ryan, in looking for the proofs of Richard, has confirmed that he is indeed the son of Arthur by the following land transaction:

    Richard sold 355 acres of his land to Robert Benson per deed dated 19 January 1818 for $9,500 - this included parts of Arthur's Lot, Arthur's Addition, Gilead, William resurveyed, Pork Hall. On that same date, Robert Benson gave a mortgage to Richard Chenoweth with 3 promissory notes referred to. One note for $3,333 was to pay interest of 6% per annum to be paid quarterly to Eleanor Askew in lieu of her right of dower. This money was for her support and maintenance. If she died it reverted back to Richard.

    This transaction tied Arthur's original land to the Richard who married Eleanor Askew. It adds another dimension that Eleanor was not dead when Richard started his family with Ellen.

  • A recent contribution from James Eippert of Rocky River, OH, a descendant of Richard's Tennessee daughter, Henrietta, sheds even more light on this situation. In a letter written by Richard's Baltimore grandson, Arthur b: November 18, 1833, Arthur wrote in part: "I am 63 years old. I am the son of Wm Chenoweth, who was the son of Richard Chenoweth all of Balto County. My Grandfather was married to Ellen Asque of Delaware September 14th, 1776. My Father was born March 9th, 1791, died Apr 13th, 1853. My Grandfather owned considerable property in this County. He left here sometime about 1812 or before. He made several trips to Tennessee and returned and after Grand Mother died he returned and got his housekeeper and they left here on horse back for Tennessee were (where) they were married."

This becomes one of the more interesting stories of the early family. Also see: background discussion


(Author Unknown)

No book is entirely perfect, for errors will creep in; Sometimes wrong information is sent by someone's nearest kin.
And even printers make mistakes, for which they tear their hair; Sometimes two people disagree on who or what or where.
It might have been the person who wrote the history; It might have been the typist, or blame the author, me.
So if you're dead before you're born, or married when you're three; Or I've omitted anyone who sent themselves to me.
Or your last name is not your own, your picture not too good, I ask you please forgive me, I did the best I could!


In the past several issues we have listed individual Birth and Social Security Records. Many of these individuals were identified through your efforts. We thank you for that and would like to try another avenue of approach to our unknowns. Marriage information. Starting with this issue we offer 160 marriage records of Chenoweths. This information was obtained through internet sources. Any help in identifying these individuals would be greatly appreciated.


    Name Age Spouse Age Marriage Date

  • Chenoweth, Ann M. 49 Krueger, Clyde M. 61 26 Mar 1977
  • Chenoweth, Arthur V. 33 Wilker, Gloria R. 35 30 Jul 1961
  • Chenyworth, Bennie M. 45 Murphy, Mary E. (Stack?) 44 2 Feb 1963
  • Chenoweth, Berta P. 39 Zeller, Joseph M. 37 25 Dec 1974
  • Chenoweth, Betty A. 34 Heath, Joe D. 34 3 Aug 1963
  • Chenoweth, Beverly J. 30 Greenberg, Billy 43 16 Dec 1973
  • Chenoweth, Calvin C. 41 Hale, Lois I. (Henry?) 32 10 Jun 1910
  • Chenoweth, Candace R. 25 Jahanbin, Habiboll 34 27 Apr 1980
  • Chenoweth, Carl G. 38 Trautz, Pauline 65 18 Jul 1970
  • Chenoweth, Carla R. 18 Woods, John P. 19 15 Mar 1971
  • Chenowith, Carol R.. 26 Rasmussen, Katherine A. 22 20 Mar 1971
  • Chenoweth, Carolyn C. 25 Calvert, David G. 25 9 Dec 1968
  • Chenoweth, Charles M. 48 Dadham (Leeson?), Beatrice I. 46 30 Jan 1965
  • Chenoweth, Cheryl L. 22 Thompson, David O. 31 25 May 1983
  • Chenoweth, Christine R. 18 Corra, John J. 20 25 Dec 1962
  • Chenoweth, Corrine A. 40 Diedenhofen, John W. 45 10 Aug 1985
  • Chenoweth, Corrine A. 23 Jacobs,Thomas A. 24 29 Jun 1968
  • Chenoweth, Cynthia A. 22 Pool, James L. 27 11 Jun 1977
  • Chenoweth, Cynthia K. 24 Hansen, Jerrald M. 24 24 Jul 1972
  • Chenoweth, Cynthia L. 20 Reynoso, Steven F. 26 3 Feb 1973
  • Chenoweth, Dale E. 25 Swanson, Dorothy M. 32 21 Dec 1977
  • Chenoweth, Danny L. 22 Buckler, Linda J. 26 10 Jan 1970
  • Chenoweth, David B. 26 Schoggins, Eva (Franze?) 21 30 Jul 1983
  • Chenoweth, David E. 18 Sullenger, Carla R. 16 30 Nov 1968
  • Chenoweth, David J. 21 Moody, Susan K. 18 30 Dec 1971
  • Chenoweth, David V. 25 Ledbetter, Susan R. 23 28 Jun 1980
  • Chenoweth, Diana L. 17 Winterburn, George W. 20 7 May 1971
  • Chenoweth, Dianne M. 32 Graham, James H. 44 12 Dec 1970
  • Chenoweth, Dione L. 22 Jacobs, Ross A. 22 25 Mar 1961
  • Chenoweth, Donald R. 48 Thull, Huong Lee 34 26 Dec 1984
  • Chenoweth, Donna M. 24 Fourre, Thomas J. 27 20 Apr 1985
  • Chenoweth, Dorothy J. 32 Sager, Eugene M. 41 14 Sep 1969
  • Chenoweth, Douglas A 24 Symmonds, Susan J. 21 28 Nov 1976
  • Chenoweth, Edra M. 49 Truschan, Billy E. 49 27 Feb 1977
  • Chenoweth, Elizabeth 52 Johnson, George E. 58 28 May 1965
  • Chenoweth, Elizabeth A. 34 Heath, Joe D. 34 3 Aug 1963
  • Chenoweth, Elizabeth C. 24 Erps, Charles R. 25 26 Jun 1971
  • Chenoweth, Elizabeth H. 42 Nye, John R. 38 8 Sep 1963
  • Chenoweth, Elizabeth M. 18 Reyes, Roy W. 21 12 Jun 1966
  • Chenoweth, Evelyn M. 34 Tschuny, George J. 38 17 Sep 1965
  • Chenowith, Gaile L. 44 Gee, Jack A. 54 27 Sep 1981
  • Chenoweth, Gregory A. 22 Sullivan, Nadine P. 17 18 Aug 1984
  • Chenoweth, Harry T. 71 Parker (Dykes?), Mabel M. 64 3 Feb 1963
  • Chenoweth, Howard B. 46 Bychkowsky (Rudyk?), Maggie 38 22 Jan 1968
  • Chenoweth, Howard W. 20 Sheldon, Karen E. 18 15 Jun 1974
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