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VOLUME 5 NUMBER 1 - March 2006
EDITOR: PETER C. CHENOWETH - E-MAIL: p.chenoweth@comcast.net

WWI Draft Registration Online

Recently actual copies of World War I draft registrations became available on line. Ancestry.com describes this enrollment as follows:

�In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men, (98 percent of men present in America), born between 1873 and 1900 completed draft registration cards. During these two years, three registration days were held in each district where the registrant [DIRECTORS] completed the registration card. Information found on these cards generally included, among other information, birth date, birth location, father�s birthplace, and the address of next of kin. This civilian registration is often confused with induction into the military; however, only a small percentage of these men were actually called up for military service.�

This list becomes particularly interesting as it includes males born during the 20 year Census gap caused by the loss of the 1890 Census. Peter Chenoweth undertook the task of finding and extracting these records, finding 666 Chenoweths in the registration. 85% of them have been identified as belong to the family and another 8.6% of them are identified as belonging to one of the unknown lines that we are tracking. Only 2.9% are identified to lines of later immigrations and 3.3% remain unidentified. These are remarkable numbers confirming the broad knowledge base of the family that we have achieved to date.

Our Census tracking spreadsheet approximates that there were about 1,600 males in the family in the 1920 Census just after this registration. 560 of these were born in the years after 1900 and were too young. Of the 1,040 remaining then, 566 were registered, and an additional 22 are known to have already been in the service, the balance being deceased*, older than 44, not registered or not found so far. [*As we do not have date of death for some individuals, our data may overestimate the number of living males]. We estimate that some 700 males were born to the family during the covered span of 1874-1900, though some of these had died young.

These forms have yielded some great information, often adding middle names, exact dates of birth, at times places of birth and current location. Often there is reference to some family contact. The listed locations has already helped us find more than a dozen listings in the 1920 Census which we had previously missed. Other fields, which would be interesting to analyze, would be occupations and hair and eye color. It is very evident by the listed occupations that the movement from farm labor was well under way. Only 31% of the jobs referenced farm work. 88% of the applications used the Chenoweth spelling which is the same usage we have found in the modern day death index. Variant spellings are pretty much the same we find today, telling us that the structure we have today had solidified before the 20th Century. The spreadsheet developed by Pete is another great tool in understanding the family.




(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)


Jon, Thanks for maintaining the website. One of my son�s teachers toured �historic Yorktown� on vacation and came across a restaurant named �Carrot Tree Kitchen� in the �Cole Diggs house�.

The menu featured a section of vegetarian type dishes entitled �From Mrs. Chenoweth�s garden�. The implication is that there may be some history here and/or a chef that puts out a recipe book. Curious, I thought that I would write and inquire and I also would be interested in buying a recipe book if there were �Chenoweth family recipes� in it.

15 Dec 2005
Mark Chenoweth


Should have written before about my grandson. My son, Gary L. Winfield and his wife Marie Ann Swiderski Measows, married 27 April 2002, Jacksonville, FL and had a little boy William Walters Winfield on 29 August 2004, born in Jacksonville, FL.

I also visited Chenoweth sisters Elizabeth Chenoweth and Mary Olive Chenoweth Wright. Looking at the chart, they are my 6th cousins. They live together in McAllen, TX and until about 2 years ago, Mary was Elizabeth�s caregiver, but now they have a woman for day and one for night. Elizabeth just turned 103, her mind is still sharp. She doesn�t go out much. I took digital pictures of some of their pictures. Will Email the best ones to William

Thanks for all your hard work on the Chenoweth page.
6 Dec 2005
Bennie (Leathers) Winfield

Nice to hear from you. Here is the lady you mentioned ELIZABETH8 CHENOWETH (CHARLES ERNEST7, ROBERT BEATTY6, JOHN WESLEY5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born December 4, 1902 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO. � Jon Egge.


I am 72 yrs old and recall my first job right out of high school. I was 17. That was in 1951. I went to work for a Dale Chenoweth at Armstrong World Industries in Braintree, MA. He was the Chief Industrial Engineer for the company. I remember him as being very much a gentleman. He was not originally from the east coast. Not sure where he was from but seems he had two little sons who were probably born in the late 40�s. Seems to me I heard he died rather young.

Just coming upon your site brought back some memories from many years ago.

4 Dec 2005
M. Lima


I just want to say a BIG thank you! for all you and the board do and to wish you a very Merry Christmas. One day I hope to meet all of the Clan.

7 Dec 2005

Virginia M. Steele Partch



Age 63 - CHARLES HANGER 'SONNY'9 CHENOWETH, JR. (CHARLES HANGER8, CAPTAIN KNOTTS7, ROBERT JAMES6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 04, 1942 in Chester, Hancock Co., WV, and died January 29, 2006 in Westfield, Hamden Co., MA. He married (1) LINDA JEAN WAGGLE He married (2) KENNER SMITH

Age 82 - HOMER GREY10 LAWRENTZ, JR. (MARY LOURANE9 DAMEWOOD, MARTHA MAY8 DILWORTH, LOUISA JANE7 STALNAKER, SUSANNAH6 CHENOWETH, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 20, 1922, and died August 16, 2005. He married LILA CASSIDY October 30, 1954 in Angola, Steuben Co., IN. She was born September 22, 1919 in Harrisville, Ritchie Co., WV, and died October 21, 1990.


Age 92 - RICHARD BUREN9 DILWORTH (LEWIS MARSHALL8, LOUISA JANE7 STALNAKER, SUSANNAH6 CHENOWETH, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 23, 1913 in Walnut Grove, Roane Co., WV, and died April 20, 2005. He married (1) PATRICIA FRANCES MALONEY December 30, 1939. She was born 1912 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, and died May 13, 1948. He married (2) NARDA ALFANO He married (3) LELLA MAE McCUNE

Age 77 - CHARLES H. THORNHILL, JR., son of CHARLES THORNHILL and CARMEN DANIELS, was born February 19, 1928 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV, and died January 04, 2006 in Morgantown, Monogalia Co., VA. He married WILLA JEAN10 MOYERS (MARTHA9 KYLE, EMILY8 CHENOWETH, MARSHALL7, JOHN KITTLE6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Age 88 - ORAN GEORGE9 CHATHAM (ETHEL ETTA8 CHENOWETH, DANIEL MCLEAN7, ISAAC NEWTON6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 04, 1917 in Baca Co., CO, and died February 24, 2006 in Walsenburg, CO. He married (1) LORA CELIA HALL December 09, 1942 in New York, daughter of HARVEY HALL and CELIA MASSINGAL. She was born December 07, 1923 in Two Buttes, CO, and died December 29, 1948 in Lamar, Prowers Co., CO. He married (2) ERLENE H. WEBER August 09, 1953 in Colorado. She died December 16, 1985.

Age 91 - LOIS VIVIAN10 ROBERTS nee PADGETT (GLADYS ALFARETA9 POE, BERTHA8 EDWARDS, HARRIET ELIZABETH7 CHENOWETH, LEMUEL6, JOHN I.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 29, 1914 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, and died December 30, 2005 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. She married PAUL EDWIN ROBERTS. He was born December 18, 1905 in Dunlap, Harrison Co., IA, and died October 18, 1988 in Houston, Harris Co., TX.

Age 62 - LINDA JANE CHENOWETH nee GREGORY, daughter of THOMAS GREGORY and RADIE BURNS, was born January 26, 1944 in Gilman, Randolph Co., WV, and died February 05, 2006 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV. She married November 01, 1964 DONALD LOREN10 CHENOWETH (LOREN RAYMOND9, ROY PERRY8, PERRY WEESE7, JOHN SKIDMORE 'JS'6, JEHU5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 11, 1942 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV, and died October 25, 1994.


Age 77 - JAMES REED MILLINER, son of JOHN MILLINER and MINA CASPER, was born February 22, 1928 in Peoa, Summit Co., UT, and died October 03, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. He married LA DONNA SHIRLENE10 WURST (ALBERTA9 JACOBS, SARAH ALICE8 WING, SAMUEL JOSEPH7, ELIZABETH M.6 CHENOWETH, SAMUEL5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Age 73 - LYLE SAMUEL10 FORMAN (BESSIE MAURINE9 ROOKER, JANET ELIZABETH8 WING, SAMUEL JOSEPH7, ELIZABETH M.6 CHENOWETH, SAMUEL5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 09, 1932 in Heyburn, Minidoka Co., ID, and died December 20, 2005 in Reno, Washoe Co., NV. He married JOYCE ELIZA MATHEWS.

Age 53 - RICHARD JAMES10 CHENOWETH (RICHARD ARTHUR9, CLIFFORD BENEDICT8, WILLIAM SIEGAL7, WILLIAM HAYCRAFT6, JACOB VAN METER5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 10, 1952 in Redding, Shasta Co., CA, and died December 06, 2005 in Oregon. He married (1) LYDIA CHRISTINA HANSON, daughter of DONALD HANSON and CORA ALEXANDER. He married (2) MARY FEHLING ca


Age 95 - GLENN EVERETT8 CHENOWETH (JAMES HARRISON 'TODD'7, JAMES HARRISON6, JAMES HACKLEY5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 02, 1910 in Lathrop, Clinton Co., MO, and died January 19, 2006 in Seal Beach, Orange Co., CA.

Age 67 - RICHARD CHANDLER ROOKLIDGE, son of JOHN ROOKLIDGE and FLORENCE ELGGREN, was born May 30, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, and died February 09, 2006 in Pleasant Grove, Utah Co., UT. He married JANICE LEMAY9 CHENOWETH (ASA BERNARD8, GUY7, JOHN LEONARD6, JAMES H. 'LEWIS'5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Age 74 - ARCHIBALD C. 'ARCH' VORIS was born March 18, 1931, and died August 31, 2005. He married CAROL MARIE9 CHENOWETH (WILSON8, SAMUEL ALBERT7, WILSON6, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Age 87 - DIXIE BELLE9 HIMMELBERGER nee STEVENSON (OLA RACHEL8 JONES, FLORA BELL7 CHENOWETH, GRAFTON WHITAKER6, EPHRAIM B.5, ABSOLUM4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 29, 1918 in Malden, Dunklin Co., MO, and died April 13, 2005. She married JOHN E. 'JACK' HIMMELBERGER. He was born March 22, 1917, and died February 1997.

Age 92 - KATHRYN FLORENCE CHENOWETH nee BUDD, daughter of HENRY BUDD and ETHEL DICKERMAN, was born February 24, 1913 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, and died December 18, 2005 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. She married JAMES HAROLD8 CHENOWETH (JAMES EPHRAIM7, CLINTON LAFAYETTE6, EPHRAIM B.5, ABSOLUM4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 21, 1904 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, and died October 13, 1989 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

Age 93 - BERNICE C. MORRIS was born April 06, 1912 in Illinois, and died July 16, 2005 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. She married WAYNE ARTHUR9 GREGORY (ARTHUR FRANKLIN8, MARY ELLEN7 ELLIS, SUSAN6 TUCKER, JOHN5, PHOEBE4 ASHBROOK, MARY3 CHENOWETH, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 16, 1912 in Illinois, and died June 06, 1966 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

Age 82 - ARTHUR CLIFFORD8 CHENOWETH (ARTHUR7, JOHN6, JUSTIN5, JOHN4, ARTHUR3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 22, 1923 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, and died December 06, 2005. He married CLARICE BELL.

Age 78 - KYLE EDWARD 'BUD'9 CHINOUTH (ORVILLE CLEVELAND8, JOHN RICHARD D.7, JAMES MATISON 'MATT'6, RICHARD5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born February 25, 1927 in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, and died November 03, 2005. He married SUE WACKS

Age 82 - JAMES RAY CROWDER was born June 06, 1923, and died June 08, 2005. He married DOROTHY L.9 CHINOUTH (ROBERT EARL 'ROBY'8, JOHN RICHARD D.7, JAMES MATISON 'MATT'6, RICHARD5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born September 26, 1925 in Washington Co., TN, and died October 03, 2000.

Age 70 - JOHN GILL WRIGHT, son of FREDERICK WRIGHT and DOROTHY WILSON, was born June 23, 1934 in Newark, Licking Co., OH, and died January 15, 2005. He married MARGUERITE9 WILLIAMS (BRADLEY POTTER8, MARIA MAY7 WEIR, HENRY CLAY6, MARY5 CARTER, WILLIAM4, JAMES3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) ca

Age 85 - MARIAN VERA BOLLINGER nee ALGEO was born October 07, 1920, and died 2005. She married July 25, 1950 in Reno, Washoe Co., NV, LAWRENCE HUBERT8 BOLLINGER (WILLIAM EDWARD 'WILL'7, RACHEL ELIZABETH6 CHENOWETH, JOHN5, RICHARD B.4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born October 01, 1918 in Seattle, King Co., WA, and died October 24, 1997 in Grass Valley, Nevada Co., CA.

Age 98 - GLADYS O.8 BURRIS nee TOLER (FLORA BELLE7 MILLER, SARAH MARIA6 JOHNSON, JULIA ANN5 CHENOWETH, RICHARD B.4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born August 09, 1907, and died November 24, 2005. She married EDWARD C. BURRIS. He was born February 21, 1906 in Chandler, Lincoln Co., OK, and died September 25, 1977 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK

Age 76 - JAMES RICHARD8 CHENOWETH (JAMES WILLIAM7, WILLIAM ANDREW6, RICHARD5, RICHARD B.4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born February 24, 1929 in Benjamin, Knox Co., TX, and died March 15, 2005 in Paris, Henry Co., TN. He married IMOGENE 'JEAN' VAUGHN

Age 66 - EMMETT C. 'EC' PREUITT, son of FRED PREUITT and GLADYS HALEY, was born April 10, 1939 in Hughes, St Francis Co., AR, and died February 27, 2006 in Hot Springs Village, Garland Co., AR. He married JUDIETH 'JUDY'9 CHENOWETH (CLARENCE FREDERICK 'JIM'8, CHARLES RICHARD7, WILLIAM ANDREW6, RICHARD5, RICHARD B.4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) ca

Age 72 - RUSSELL C. FISHER was born January 05, 1920, and died December 27, 2005. He married EVA MAY 'TISSIE'8 CHENOWETH (GEORGE THOMAS7, GEORGE THOMAS6, GEORGE5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1922 in Baltimore City, MD, and died March 21, 1995. ca

Age 80 - MARGARET8 GUNTHER nee CHENOWETH (GEORGE THOMAS7, GEORGE THOMAS6, GEORGE5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born February 21, 1925 in Baltimore City, MD, and died 2005. She married EDWARD J. GUNTHER.

Age 86 - JACK ALLEN7 CHENOWETH (WILLIAM RHICE6, JOHN WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born January 21, 1919 in Ohio, and died September 28, 2005.

Age 55 - JAMES WALTON8 CHENOWETH, JR. (JAMES WALTON CECIL7, CHARLES SHERMAN6, JAMES WALTON5, ISAAC J.4, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born March 23, 1950 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK, and died November 21, 2005. He married CHERYL ROSE PROCTOR

Age 75 - ISHAMEL UMFLEET, JR. was born August 03, 1930, and died November 04, 2005. He married VIRGINIA MAXINE8 HENDERSON (ROBERT CURTIS7, MILTON HENRY6, MARY 'POLLY'5 CHENOWETH, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)

Age 90 - HENRY B. BURGE, son of JOSEPH BURGE and MARY BROWN, was born January 21, 1915 in Macon Co., IL, and died June 07, 2005. She married February 04, 1939 in Danville, Hendricks Co., IN, LEOTA LUCILLE8 PARKER (MINNIE GERTRUDE7 GARRETT, ARLANDO 'DODE'6, AMANDA5 CHENOWETH, THOMAS4, WILLIAM B.3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born June 06, 1911 in Argenta, Macon Co., IL, and died May 15, 1991 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL.

Age 49 - RICHARD JAMES9 CHENOWETH (DAVID VICTOR8, RAY MILLER7, RICHARD W.6, ABRAHAM J.5, JACOB4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born February 03, 1956 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., NM, and died December 05, 2005 in Kona, Hawaii, HI.


The following individuals were reported to the web site as new arrivals to the Chenoweth Clan during 2005. Individuals are listed by birth month and their 2nd generation lineage is in parenthesis.

  • January: (John) Ian Christopher Elrod
  • February: (Richard) Chloe Marcia Hunt, (William) Nikolas Ulysses Quddus Littrell, (William) Ethan Keith Trumbull, (Thomas) Elijah Michael Clay
  • March: (John) Caitlyn Danielle Seaton, (John) Marc Anthony Hamilton, Jr, (Thomas) Sofia Abigail Dominguez, (Thomas) Paige Elizabeth Forbes
  • April: (John) Edd Preston Chenoweth, IV
  • May: (Thomas) Colin Thomas Post, (Thomas) Lily Rebecca Weatherl
  • June: (John) Isaac Alexander Reyna, (John) Gunter Ben Ralf Stalnaker
  • July: (John) Chancelor Scott Courville, (John) Anna Meredith �Maggie� Teweles
  • August: (William) Liam Nirvana Dai Baber
  • September: (Thomas) Ruth Eileen Holter, (John) Benjamin Jordan Wilson, (John) George David Jones, Jr
  • Birth Month not known: (John) Ethan Tuey

The rest of the story�.(concluded)

(continued from December 2005 issue)��.)

Father rented two upstairs rooms in the building next door, ordered a stock of undertaking goods from Kansas City and was ready for business two days after the fire. The walls of the stone structure were repaired and extended at the back, and the building rebuilt so that we had seven rooms for a home with a correspondingly sized store below. After a month of living in a rented house we moved back into this home. In this combination of business and home we children grew up, assisting, as we could in the store and doing our part in the work of the home. In March Pearlie was born and warmly welcomed by all the family.

Our home life was influenced by the English ancestry and training of our parents. Mother used many English dishes in her menus � roast beef was frequently the meat for our noon day dinner and with it was served suet pudding; which was not a pudding at all but a substitute for bread, that was made of flour, chopped beef suet, salt and water and boiled in a cloth. Plum pudding on Christmas was an institution and never lacking. Raspberry and currant pudding, meat pies and turnovers, and tarts were familiar dishes.

For recreation in our younger days we played house in the coffin boxes piled in the back yard and made doll furniture from scraps of wood and coffin linings. A horse and wagon were kept for delivery purposes and with this the boys and I went fishing in the summer and nutting in the fall. In the winter bobs replaced the wheels and we enjoyed sleigh riding. We learned to skate on the Marias des Cygnes and the boys learned to swim an accomplishment not considered suitable for girls. We played games with neighbor children after school but never were we allowed on the street after sundown. Our evenings were spent sewing carpet rags, for which we were paid a penny a pound, studying lessons or playing authors, checkers, and dominoes. We all took our turn �minding the store� while Father was upstairs eating his meals or about town on errands. Not that we could wait on customers but we could find out what was wanted and by knocking on the floor summon Father or Mother to make the sale. Father was too cautious to incur the expense of hiring help which was probably not the best judgment on his part.

The discipline of our home, as we were growing up was complicated by the fact that in Father�s home, his mother took all responsibility for the discipline and in Mother�s home, her father was the authority. Mother really did the disciplining but when she needed help she always promised �to tell your father� and usually he did not back her up. However, we were taught to mind without questioning and got along together with no more than the usual amount of friction.

Mother was influenced by her father�s attitude toward religion, though she was never as strict as he. When we older children were young, every doll and toy was put away on Saturday night, to remain until Monday morning. No games of any kind were allowed. The entire family attended church and Sunday School and the afternoon was usually spend in reading. Father was fond of walking, and after being confined to his business the entire week, it was his recreation to walk miles into the country on Sunday afternoon. He often took the boys on these tramps. Mother didn�t openly object but she could never get away from the thought that this was breaking the Sabbath. She was as consistent with herself for she always did extra cooking on Saturday, that the Sunday dinner would not prevent her attending church.

Our family went through the usual number of accidents and experiences of large families. Ed once came home with typhoid fever and was sick for six weeks; another time with a broken leg that kept him on crutches an entire winter. Rob fell off a box car when he was trying to walk the top of a string of cars on the track back of our home. A bad cut on his head was the result. Henry fell into a trough of water from which the ice had been cut on the river and was rescued by one of the workmen and told to run home which he did as well as he could considering the fact that his clothes froze stiff in a short time. Johnnie, as we then called him, went through a siege of many months of inflammatory rheumatism, which kept Mother worried for fear it would go to his heart.

Fannie and Ed were ten years older than the oldest of my mother�s children and because during their childhood the family was having a hard struggle to get along, they did not have many of the advantages we younger children later enjoyed. White the family lived on the claim in Osage Co., they had little chance for schooling and even in Ottawa the opportunities were not as great as they were ten years later. There was no high school until after the new Central building was built in 1874. Fannie assisted Mother with the work of the home and in the care of the younger children. In 1880 Mother made a visit to Aunt Dorman Bushnell, who was living in Osborne Co. Here, after the Civil War in which her second husband was killed, she and her sons had taken government claims. Her health was very poor and she was in need of help so, on Mother�s return, Fannie went out to assist her in the home. The following year she and Henry Dorman were married. They resided on the farm for a number of years and here four children were born: Ellen, Florence (who died in childhood), Edward and Leslie. Because of Fannie�s ill health they later moved to Oakesdale, Washington, where they made their home for the remainder of their years and where Ellen and Leslie are now living.

Edward as a boy was not fond of school so in his teens began working with his father where he learned to be an expert finisher of wood. Father�s business was not in a condition to need him continually, so he worked at other jobs as he could obtain the. He was He was the express clerk on the Santa Fe railroad between Kansas City and Ottawa for some time. After his marriage he moved to St Louis where he lived for a number of years and worked at his trade. Here he was an active member of the Baptist church serving on its official board. Later he and his wife returned to Ottawa where he lived until his death.

As I look back on our childhood I realize that one of our great privileges was attending the Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly. This organization came to Ottawa about 1883 and held a two weeks session every summer for more than quarter of a century. This Assembly, patterned after the one in Chautauqua, New York, was more than a series of lectures and entertainments. It was a school in which all kinds of instruction were offered. Classes in Bible study for all ages taught by Dr. Jesse L. Hulburt, a large chorus conducted by Dr. Sherwin, and classes in literature, elocution, physical culture, art, and many others gave us an opportunity found no where else in the west. Two lectures or entertainments were presented each day and here we heard the country�s finest speakers: - Dr. Conwell, in his famous lecture, �Acres of Diamonds�, Dr. Gunsaulus, George R. Wendling, Bob Burdette, Wm Jennings Bryan and many others of equal fame. Our mother realized the cultural value of the Assembly and each year not only provided us with season tickets but saw to it that we attended the classes and lectures. I have four diplomas and two seals earned by passing the examination in six years of Bible study taught by Dr. Hulburt, than whom, there was no finer teacher in the country. I was proud of the fact that I had not missed a lecture in thirteen years. These years were the time when memory was most keen and I find now that I can recall a fairly distinct outline of many of these famous lectures that have been an inspiration through the years.

November 30, 1884 Father and Mother gave their only large party in celebration of their twentieth wedding anniversary. About a hundred guests were invited and most of them clubbed together and presented Mother with a complete dinner and tea set of gold band Haviland china.

At the time of the fire, Grace had finished the eighth grade. Influenced by his English ideas Father decided that she should stay out of school and help him in the store. Grace was a quiet studious and dependable girl and although anxious to go to high school, she did not question Father�s decision. She attended night school that winter to learn bookkeeping so she could take over that part of the work. From a man, who spent several weeks repairing some of the organs injured in the fire, she learned how to clean and repair these instruments. She took readily to all the work of the store and was really efficient help for a girl of her age. I stayed home the second semester of my Freshman year in high school and Grace attended the preparatory department at the college. After Rob had been one year in high school he decided he wanted to quit and work in the store, and Grace than had the chance to return to college and in this year finished the two years course, which was equivalent to a three years high school course. Two years later Rob was very anxious to return to high school but Father could not spare him so he never finished the course.

In 1886 Father�s hearse burned in a livery stable fire and he went back to New York to purchase a new one. Aunt Laura was then a widow with two small boys, Charlie and John. He persuaded her there were greater opportunities for her in the West, so she decided to come to Ottawa. Father brought Charlie home with him and Aunt Laura and John, came the following year.

In the summer of �87 five of the children, Grace, Rob, Will, Laura and Charlie had malarial fever � three of them had serious cases of typhoid malaria. With no help. Except what I could giver her, Mother took entire care of all the children and when they all recovered Dr. Davis gave her the credit. Mother always thought this sickness might have been caused by decaying refuse from the grocery store next door, so she urged Father to buy a house on Poplar St. which was offered at a bargain. Considering his age and the condition of his business, this was a serious venture. Father was always anxious to please Mother so he made the purchase � trading on it a smaller house that he had acquired a year or so before. In the spring of �88 we moved to this home, a large ten-room house two blocks from the college and there the family lived eleven years. Mother rented rooms to college students and later, during the depression of the early �90s, kept some college girl boarders to help with the family expenses.

In the spring of �88 I graduated from high school and Grace from the preparatory course of the college. I had always said I was going to be a teacher and was ambitious for a college education. I persuaded Father that if I had a year in college I would have a better chance to get a school as I was small and young looking for my age. So I entered college, but in March had a chance to get the Hood school two miles south of town for the spring term with a promise of it for the next year. I taught this school twelve months, staying at home and going back and forth in a cart or horseback. Grace taught the Rock Creek school that year. This was a country school with two teachers. Grace taught the primary room but after a few months the elderly man, who taught the upper grades, proved to be such a failure he was dismissed and she asked to teach the entire school. This she did to the satisfaction of pupils and patrons. She boarded with the Holmes family and by the end of the school year was engaged to be married to the son, Hosea Pope Holmes. Grace�s success, with this school, enable her to obtain one of the best schools of the county the next year. After this year of teaching she was married in July 1890.

The wedding was a quiet one, including as guests only the families and a few intimate friends. Rev. C.J. Pope, then pastor of the Baptist Church performed the ceremony. They went immediately to housekeeping in the �little house� on the Holmes farm. Mr. Holmes had that year built a new house. Father gave them the furniture for their home and Grace had been busy all the year making her bedding and fancy things for her home. A few weeks after their marriage, Hote took sick with inflammatory rheumatism which kept him in bed for six weeks. Their first baby was born April 22 and named Mary Alice for her two grandmothers. Hote�s health was not good and two years later they decided to move to Oregon where his older brother was living. Mamie born in Jan �93 was only six weeks old when they left Ottawa on this long journey to spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. They lived first at Salem but as the climate there was not favorable they selected Ashland, a mountain town, and moved there although they knew no one. There Hote�s health improved and he obtained work in a grocery store which he later purchased and operated successfully for many years. Their sons Wilbur, Harlan and Carroll were born here.

I finished my college course in 1893. I realized that I was getting more than my brothers and sisters of educational advantages so I did everything I could to help with my expenses and later paid back part of the money Father spent on my college course. Schools were then very hard to obtain but I was fortunate in securing a position in the Ottawa High School as teacher of Mathematics and History. After teaching three years I was married July 29, 1896 to Harlan Quincy Banta. This wedding was also a quiet home affair. Rev. J.T. Crawford, who had supplied the pulpit at the Baptist Church the preceding Sunday, was the officiating clergyman and Cary Wilson and Sadie Sample our attendants. We went to Oberlin for a three weeks visit then to Lake Charles, LA. where Harlan taught in a small congregational college. Two years later he obtained a position in a township high school in Taylorville, IL, where we made our home for five years. Laura and Pearle each spent one year with us here and attended high school. Grace was born in Ottawa in June �98 and Helen in Taylerville two years later. Illinois climate did not proved suitable to Harlan�s health so in 1903 we moved to Oberlin where he was elected principal of the County High School which was then being organized. He taught this school three years and then purchased the Oberlin Reller Mill and has continued in business to the present time. Two fires were serious set backs and after the last one in 1930 he changed his location and built an elevator and feed mill specializing in commercial feeds. Howard, Lila and Lola and Harlan were born in Oberlin. Rob inherited more of his father�s sense of humor than any of the other children. He had an excellent memory and was good storyteller. He learned the Undertaking business while working in the store. Ambitious to learn a profession, when Will was old enough to take his place in the store, he decided to study dentistry. He enrolled in the Dental College in Kansas City and obtained work in a picture store to help pay his expenses. He completed the course and took the Kansas State board examination and received his certificate to practice. In July 1900 he was married to Mildred Wangarin of Vining, KS. He practiced Dentistry for several years but as times were hard and collections difficult, he decided to take advantage of an opportunity to go into the Undertaking business in Osawatomie. Here his two sons were born, Jack in November 1904 and Robert in June 1910. Robert lived only one year. Jack grew to manhood to lose his life in a tragic automobile accident. Rob died in September 1917.

Henry was the musical one of our eight. Grace and Pearle both had ability along this line but Henry�s was unusual. He began to sing as soon as he could talk and could whistle any tune that he ever heard. When he was about eight years old Mother started him with piano lessons but as he wold rather play street songs by ear than practice his lesson, she did not keep him at it. He too quit high school before finishing his course and went to work in the Herald�s office to learn the printer�s trade. After working several years he took one year in the Academy of the college, completing a course equivalent to a high school course. Later he went to Chicago where he worked at his trade. Here he was married to Mira Spearing in 1910. A year later Will offered him a position in the store, so he took a course in embalming in Chicago and came back to Ottawa. At Will�s death he bought the business and continued to operate it until 1930 when he sold it and later located in Long Beach, CA. When a young man he was one of a male quartette which composed the choir of the Baptist Church. As the other members of the quartette were older and experienced singers this was splendid practice for him. This training together with some private vocal lessons developed his fine tenor voice and gave him an ability in reading music. While in Chicago he was choir leader in one of the churches for some time. His work in printing gave him a knowledge of English and public affairs which took the place in his development of a college education.

Will had the happiest disposition of any of the family. Why he quit high school I do not remember, but he did quit about the middle of his course and went to work in the store. By this time Father was getting too old to keep up with the times and competition was keen that the business was slow. Will was ambitious. About that time an Osteopath came to Ottawa, opened an office and started a school. Will became interested and decided to take the course. He spent a year studying during his spare time in the store and attending the classes in the evening. As a doctor�s course it was a farce but it gave him a knowledge of anatomy that was a help to him in his embalming. In 1898 he was married to Maude Brinkman. He worked for a time in Kansas City and later returned to Ottawa and purchased the business of his father, conducting it for a number of years with a partner and later alone. His genial disposition and willingness to comply with any request made him popular with the people and contributed to his success in his business. His son Robert was born in 1904. Later he built a fine home on Locust street where he lived until his death at the early age of thirty-seven. His wife and son later moved to Kansas City where Robert is connected with the Business Men�s Assurance Co.

John, the youngest of the boys, as a child was mischievous and good natured. During his long siege of rheumatism Mother humored him more than she did any of the children. He also had a share of Father�s sense of humor and loved to play jokes. He did well in school except in spelling � his trouble with this subject was a family joke. He graduated from high school before taking his turn in the store. After Will took over the store John worked at several different jobs. He was fond of playing a horn in a band and for a time followed this as a profession. He later took a course in embalming, passed the state examination and received his license. He worked for a while in a store in Wellington. He was married to Ella Shea in Kansas City in 1913 and shortly after went into the Undertaking business in Woodward, OK, which business he still owns. His wife being a trained nurse had no trouble passing the state board examination to become a licensed embalmer. Besides being very active in civic and charity affairs she has worked with him in the business and deserves equal credit for their success. An attractive Funeral Home which they built, furnished and equipped in modern style is an evidence of their success. Two sons were born in Woodward, John Jr and Charles Claire. A tragic accident when he was seven years old caused the death of Charles Claire. John Jr finished high school and Junior college in Woodward and graduated from the Fine Arts department of Oklahoma University.

Laura, as a child, was full of energy and initiative. She was very fond of babies and often borrowed one from a neighbor to care for. Being younger than four boys she had to take more than her share of teasing. She finished grade school and took one year in the Ottawa high school and her Sophmore year with us in Taylorville. On her return home Mother�s health was not good and she was needed at home so she gave up her high school course, but found time to take some work in a dressmaker�s shop. In the fall of 1900 Mother underwent an operation for cancer of the breast. As she was never again very strong, Laura took the responsibility of the housekeeping and worked part of the time as a clerk in a jewelry store. Three years later the dread disease returned. Laura gave up her job and for six months took care of Mother as efficiently as a trained nurse could have done. The rest of the family owe a debt to our younger sisters that we can never repay for their devotion and self sacrifice in the care of our mother during the intense suffering of her last illness. Pearle did the housekeeping and Laura the nursing and thus save Mother the discomfort of having strangers with her. Grace came and helped what she could but Laura carried all the responsibility. Laura has always been the good Samaritan of the family. When my twins were born and I was in desperate need of help she came and took a nurse�s place. When Rob�s and Jack�s boys died she went to their homes to help. She has the happy faculty of seeing what is needed and the willingness and ability to supply the need. In the summer of 1904 she was married to Charles Quin. She has been �Auntie Quin� to all the children of the neighborhood and has helped children in many of the less fortunate families. Charles and she took Paul Gaynor into their home when he was five years old and through the years have done for him all that parents could do for a son. Charles has for many years conducted a successful furniture business and now has a fine double store stocked with the best in this line. Laura has been active in Civic and social affairs and a leader in the Woman�s Union in the Baptist church.

Pearle was the pet of the family but the humoring never seemed to spoil her. She began when very young to take music lessons of Mrs Brockway, one of the Conservatory teachers. She was painstaking and conscientious in her practicing and made good progress. When only twelve she decided she would get some pupils and give piano lessons. Without help from anyone she obtained her pupils and for years was not without a class. She attended high school her Freshman year in Ottawa and her Sophmore year in Taylorville. On her return to Ottawa she decided to put all her time on her music. She graduated from the Conservatory in 1905. In addition to her work on the piano she had taken pipe organ lessons. She served as pianist in the Baptist Sunday School for many years and as substitute organist for the church. In 1909 she was married to Howard Hayes and continued to live in the home and care for her father until his death. She has been active in church work and for many years has been an officer in the Ottawa University Educational society. Howard is vice president of the State Bank of Ottawa.

In the late �90s the family at home had dwindled and the big house was becoming a burden to Mother. Then, too, she was anxious to be near the church so Father decided to remodel the apartment over the store and move back there.

In 1898 Father and Mother attended the Exposition in Omaha and visited the Woodmans. Three years later they took an extended trip to the west coast, visiting Grace in Ashland, Fannie in Oakesdale, WA, and many friends in other cities. That they thoroughly enjoyed this experience is shown in Mother�s diary, which she kept during the trip. Father took Mother�s death very hard. Since he was twelve years older he expected that she would out live him. However, he did not burden others and during his remaining years was fairly contented, agreeable, and anxious to make as little trouble as possible for Laura and Pearle who cared for him.

On his eightieth birthday the girls had a family party in his honor. All of his ten children came home and a very enjoyable reunion it was.

Considering his education and experience, Father, through the years, did remarkably well with his business. He was always a hard worker, honest and fair in all his dealings. I t was a matter of pride with him that he always paid his bills before he was drawn on. He had a good mind with a flair for mathematics. He could figure any practical problem and was sure he was right although he could not always explain how he obtained the result. He loved to play checkers, dominoes and whist. He was mild of disposition � very few times can I ever remember of seeing him angry. Although not demonstrative, he was fond of his children and would do anything in his power for them. That he did more for me in helping me get an education and for Will in letting him take over the business was due to circumstances and not to any desire to do more for one than another. His weakness was attending auctions, his recreation in his later years, and attending baseball games. He was an interested and conscientious member of the Baptist church, a teetotaler and worker for temperance. He was a Republican and proud of the fact that he voted for Lincoln and for every Republican candidate thereafter.

Mother�s life was full of care and hard work. To bring into the world ten children and see eight of them grow to maturity would not indicate a life of ease. Although she kept help part of the time the worries of her every day life were many and I wonder that she was able to surmount all the difficulties as efficiently as she did. With the exception of severe headaches at times, her health was fairly good until she was stricken with the cancer. She was always ambitious for the children and would make any sacrifice for their welfare. Reading was her recreation and crocheting her fancy work. In her later years she crocheted a lace doily for each one of her children. Her social life was confined to the neighborhood, the church and W.C.T.U. I do not remember that she ever gave a party for herself but she was always willing to help the children with their parties. I am sure that she would have said that her life had been a happy and satisfactory one.

In looking back over the lives of our ancestors I think we Chenoweths have reason to be thankful for our inheritance. Our parents were both persons of integrity and high ideals, who did their part in the work that fell to their hands to the best of their ability and instilled into their children the principles of honesty, responsibility and right living. Mary Chenoweth Banta 1939

1852 New Years Resolutions Solve Genealogical Mysteries

(Roots Web Review; Roots Web�s Weekly E-zine, 28 Dec 2005, Vol 8, No 52)

It is New Year�s Eve 1852 and Henry Hydenwell sits at his desk by candlelight. He dips his quill pen in ink and begins to write his New Year�s resolutions.

  1. No man is truly well-educated unless he learns to spell his name at least three different ways within the same document. I resolve to give the appearance of being extremely well-educated in the coming year.
  2. I resolve to see to it that all of my children will have the same names that my ancestors have used for six generations in a row.
  3. My age is no one�s business but my own. I hereby resolve to never list the same age or birth year twice on any document.
  4. I resolve to have each of my children baptized in a different church � either in a different faith or in a different parish. Every third child will not be baptized at all or will be baptized by an itinerant minister who keeps no records.
  5. I resolve to move to a new town, new county, or new state at least once every 10 years � just before those pesky enumerators come around asking silly questions.
  6. I will make every attempt to reside in counties and towns where no vital records are maintained or where the courthouse burns down every few years.
  7. I resolve to join an obscure religious cult that does not believe in record keeping or in participating in military service.
  8. When the tax collector comes to my door, I�ll loan him my pen, which has been dipped in rapidly fading blue ink.
  9. I resolve that if my beloved wife Mary should die, I will marry another Mary.
  10. resolve not to make a will. Who needs to spend money on a lawyer?

By Jon Egge, WA
Part 7: A continuing series of the children of John
Part1: Richard
Part2: Thomas
Part3: William
Part4: Arthur
Part5: John
Part6: Mary

Hannah and the Carters

The Carters of Hannah was one of the first daughter lines of the database. Upon launching the website, I immediately ran into Margaret Skyles of Broken Arrow, OK, cousin contact no. 6, on a list of over 2000. Margaret and I exchanged gedcoms and Hannah became a large and active part of the database. As I would later find out, Margaret�s tree was based on the book, �Our James Carter and his Descendants� by Harold Gene Carter, published in 1981. The thrust of this book depicts the families of Harvey Carter who was born about 1803 in Washington Co., PA and married Charlotte Clark. Harvey had died a young father of 37, and Charlotte, widowed had taken the children to Vermilion Co., IL. There was of course some depiction of the earlier lines, Harvey being a son of John Carter and Rebecca McFarland, and John a grandson of Hannah by her son, James Carter, III and his wife Nancy Ann Bowen. Margaret, nee Cary, and her husband Dan had transcribed the book into a genealogy program and were busy filling in data from Census microfilm that they would send for.

Hannah most likely married James Carter in Virginia very shortly after the Chenoweths moved to Frederick Co. James had come to this Virginia area from Bucks Co., PA with others of his family. He was the son of James Carter, believed to have immigrated from England, and Susannah Griffith of Wales. Hannah and James would have seven children, and lived on Apple Pie Ridge, just south of where Hannah�s brother, John. built his home. There were 3 sons and 4 daughters, all known by the 1758 will of James Carter. We have very few dates for any of the children and only that of the son James is known fully. Only Jane, described as the oldest daughter appears to be �of age� when James wrote his will. Today we have lines from each of the 3 sons, but only know of one marriage for the daughters, Ann 'Nancy' Carter married John Rees in Frederick Co., VA, the son of Thomas Rees and Margaret Bowen who had migrated to Frederick Co. from Pennsylvania. There are conjectures that the daughter Ruth may be Ruth the wife of Absolom Chenoweth and that Jane may have been the 2nd wife of William Chenoweth. The marriage records have never been found. Both James and Hannah died in Frederick Co. The will of James Carter is dated November 18, 1758 in Frederick Co., VA and proven less than a month later on Dec 6th . Hannah lived another 6 years to age 51. After her death, most of the known families, James III, his brother William, and Ann Rees migrated west to Washington Co., PA, in the southwest corner of that state. The son John remained behind and his descendants still live in this ancient settling place of the Chenoweths.

In July of 1996, Mackenzie Scott Carlson found me. He was 14 at the time and sent me the Morgan families of Nancy 'Ann' Rees, the daughter of Ann Carter. A year later I found Pennie Johnson of Florida, adding in the Pollocks of Cynthia Carter, a sister to Harvey Carter. Later that fall, I would make contact with Marie Eberle, whose work with her cousin Margaret Henley, produced the well researched and documented books, Carter Cousins: I & II. No other daughter line in the family comes close to the detailed research done on this Carter branch. Other major contributors should be mentioned: Ann Newlin Lieberson and the Virginia Carters (see an article on this and several other Carter articles in the webmaster section), Christopher Lee Reese and the Missouri family of James Monroe Rees, Linda Lacich and the Garys of Mary Edith Carter, the Shrontz Family of Rebecca Carter from Kenneth W. Neundorf. The list goes on and on.

Ann Carter and John Rees had 9 known children, the younger-half born in Frederick Co., VA and the later ones in Washington Co., PA. Ann died leaving John with several small children, the youngest about 2 years old. John remarried to Sarah Huston, the widow of James Paul. Four of the Rees children would head west. Margaret Rees married John Enoch and died in 1815 in Preble Co., OH. The continuing lines of the 5 children have never been found. John Rees, Jr. married Catherine Felkner and they too headed west, getting to Indiana by 1819. Thomas Rees married Nancy Boucum and also headed west into Ohio. Their daughter Sarah married Jonathan P. Ashbrook, a 3rd cousin marriage, and one of the earliest known links between Hannah�s line and the other Virginia Chenoweths. Jonathon was a grandson of Mary Chenoweth, who was a daughter of Hannah�s brother John. Nancy 'Ann' Rees married William M. Morgan, had 11 children, all born in Pennsylvania. In the early 1830s these families went to La Salle Co., IL. Other Rees children would remain in Pennsylvania, but little is known of them other than Elijah Rees who had 7 children with his wife Mary

John Carter, thought to be the youngest son of Hannah, married an unknown Mary and had 7 children. Five of these would marry and all remained in the Virginia area. Joseph Wilson Carter married first, Ann Simpson, and second Elizabeth Neal Barnett and had 3 children between the two wives. John Carter married Susan Pittman but they had no children. Mary Susan Carter married John Rutherford and their two sons produced strong lines that form many of the known descendants in the area today. Elizabeth K. Carter married Joseph Kerfoot Carter, a grandson of Joseph Carter who was a brother to James. This marriage produced lines that maintained the Carter name in the area. Sidney A. Carter married Henry P. Baker, but to date we have been unable to trace these 5 Baker children who were living in Winchester in the 1850 Census. Some of the history of this is depicted in Carter Cousins II, but a good part of it come from Ann Lieberson of Potomac, MD who descends from the Rutherford lines

William and James Carter went to Washington Co., PA, both serving in the American Revolution. William married an unknown Eleanor and had 4 children known by the orphan court proceedings. We only know what happened to one of these children, Ann 'Nancy' Carter who married William Trimble. This is thanks to Kitt Carroll, a descendant. The Trimbles went to Ohio and then Iowa. In contrast the lines of James Carter are the strongest and largest within the 3rd generation children of Hannah and James. Of the 64 Hannah cousins that have contacted me, 47 are from James Carter, III (The James Carter who married Hannah Chenoweth is known in the family as James Carter, Jr.). James, III married Nancy Ann Bowen, a daughter of Henry Bowen, Jr. and Anna Moon, who had settled in Frederick Co., VA from Bucks Co., PA just as James Carter, Jr. had done. The sister of Henry Bowen was Margaret Bowen who married Thomas Rees. Their son, John Rees, as mentioned above, married Ann Carter.

James and Nancy had 9 known children. They all grew up in Washington Co., PA. The oldest William married Elizabeth Bane, the daughter of Isaac Bane and Sarah Ferguson. William and Elizabeth had 7 children. William�s sister, Hannah, married a Nathaniel Coleman and is said to have died in Knox Co., OH. Her family is not known. John Carter married Rebecca McFarland. Their oldest son Harvey, as mentioned, is documented in the �Our James Carter� book. In all there were 11 children born to John and Rebecca. John�s sister Rachel is said to have married a Hanks, but nothing more is known. She died on February 08, 1812 in Washington, Co. Nothing too is known of Rachel�s sister, Nancy. Henry Bowen Carter, from whom Marie Eberle descends, married Bethany Cook, whose ancestors came to America on the Mayflower. They had 9 children and migrated to first Knox Co., OH and then Henderson Co., IL. The sisters Ruth and Mary married Burson brothers, Levi and Abraham. They had 7 known children between them. The youngest child of James III and Nancy was Permilia Carter, who married Samuel Weir. It is not known if they had children, but by my count, this gives us 34 grandchildren for the family of James and Nancy. Some went west and some stayed in Pennsylvania.

Much like the Chenoweths, the Carters, settled and moved west, always leaving families with a permanent presence in each settlement. The pace was slower and not as aggressive as the more frontier-bent Chenoweths. The movement out of Washington Co., PA began in the early 1800s into the 1830s. They moved from Ohio then jumping to Illinois and Iowa. They moved down to Kansas , Oklahoma and Missouri. It is well that the Carter family is so well documented. Sorting out Carters is much harder than Chenoweths and the family is indeed richer for all this research.

HANNAH2 CHENOWETH (JOHN1) was born 1713 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, and died 1764 in near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA. She married JAMES CARTER, JR. Abt. 1741 in Frederick Co., VA, son of JAMES CARTER and SUSANNAH GRIFFITH. He was born 1710 in Southampton Twp., Bucks Co., PA, and died November 18, 1758 in near Winchester Frederick Co., VA.


  1. JANE3 CARTER, b. Bet. 1739 - 1746, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.
  2. ANN 'NANCY' CARTER, b. Bet. 1741 - 1748, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; d. Abt. 1787, Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA; m. JOHN REES, Bef. April 02, 1770, Frederick Co., VA; b. 1744, Frederick Co., VA; d. February 11, 1821, Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA.
  3. RUTH CARTER, b. Bet. 1741 - 1748, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.
  4. HANNAH CARTER, b. Bet. 1741 - 1749, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.
  5. JAMES CARTER III, b. October 14, 1750, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; d. August 15, 1817, Amwell twp., Washington Co., PA; m. NANCY ANN BOWEN, 1771, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; b. February 01, 1751/52, Apple Pie Ridge, Frederick Co., VA; d. March 18, 1828, Amity, Washington Co., PA.
  6. WILLIAM CARTER, b. 1751, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1789, Washington Co., PA; m. ELEANOR ?, 1771, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.
  7. JOHN CARTER, b. 1754, near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1817; m. MARY ?, Bef. 1780; b. Bet. 1749 - 1762; d. August 1823, Frederick Co., VA.


Mar 2, 2006

Dear Friends and family,

On March 1, 2006, Rev. William E. Akehurst, beloved husband of Lois {nee Kidd}; devoted father of William K., Brian E., and John C. Akehurst; devoted father-in-law of Terri J., Joy L., and Jennifer A. Akehurst; devoted grandfather of Josiah, Christiana, Julia, Brian, Grahme, Jared, Jillian, and Myatt; devoted brother of Lauren Akehurst, Doris Tarleton and the late Carville M. Akehurst, passed away.

Interment was at Camp Chapel Cemetery.

Beachmont Christian Camp
6433 Mt Vista Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

Contributions may be made on his behalf to:
Franklin Graham Festival � Rev Bill E. Akehurst Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 7479
Baltimore, MD 21227

He served in leadership in both of these ministries and was currently planning the Metro Maryland 2006 Franklin Graham Festival.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

The Akehurst Family

Bill Chinworth

PS: The reason given for Shirley and Richard Harris's long trek through the Chenoweth history was from the girlhood of Shirley whose Grandmother, much adored for her story telling ways, was a Chenoweth. My, how some of us do go on.....


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

Ann Lieberson and the Virginia Carters

Hannah and her family lived on Apple Pie Ridge just north of Winchester in Frederick Co,. VA. Not only did Hannah�s sibling Chenoweths live in this same area, but several of the Carter siblings of James, her husband, had also settled in this frontier area. Both James and Hannah died in Frederick Co. Most of their children moved during the American Revolution period to Washington Co., PA. But the youngest son, John Carter, did not and remained in Virginia. The knowledge of John�s family and their descendants was very limited in first volume of the Carter Cousins by Marie Eberle and Margaret Henley. In the summer of 1998, Ann Lieberson, who descended from this line and was well versed in its genealogy, contacted me. Between Ann and the knowledge gained in Volume II of Carter Cousins, these Virginia lines, many of whom still live in these areas of Virginia, have sprung to life.

JOHN3 CARTER (HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born 1754 in near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA, and died 1817. He married MARY ? Bef. 1780. She was born Bet. 1749 - 1762, and died August 1823 in Frederick Co., VA.

Children of JOHN CARTER and MARY ? are:

  1. JAMES4 CARTER, b. 1780, Frederick Co., VA; d. Bef. March 04, 1822, Frederick Co., VA.
  2. JOSEPH WILSON CARTER, b. Abt. 1782, Frederick Co., VA; d. Bef. 1850; m. (1) ANN SIMPSON, April 15, 1805, Frederick Co., VA; b. Bet. 1777 - 1887; d. Unknown; m. (2) ELIZABETH NEAL BARNETT, April 27, 1826; b. Abt. 1794, Virginia; d. Bef. June 11, 1856.
  3. JOHN CARTER, b. 1785, Frederick Co., VA; d. Bef. 1850; m. SUSAN PITTMAN, February 16, 1818; b. Abt. 1795, Virginia; d. December 1866, Frederick Co.,VA.
  4. MARY SUSAN 'POLLY' CARTER, b. 1788, Frederick Co., VA; d. May 02, 1860, Frederick Co., VA; m. (1) JOHN RUTHERFORD, January 21, 1818, Frederick Co., VA; b. 1796, Frederick Co., VA; d. January 10, 1821, Frederick Co., VA; m. (2) ANDREW KIGER, March 25, 1829, Frederick Co., VA.
  5. WILLIAM CARTER, b. 1790, Frederick Co., VA.
  6. ELIZABETH K. CARTER, b. 1796, Frederick Co., VA; d. Bef. June 10, 1878; m. JOSEPH KERFOOT CARTER, November 06, 1816, Frederick Co., VA; b. August 12, 1793, Frederick Co., VA; d. March 1833, Frederick Co., VA.
  7. SIDNEY A. CARTER, b. Abt. 1803, Frederick Co., VA; d. Unknown, prob. Frederick Co., VA; m. HENRY P. BAKER, November 28, 1821, Frederick Co., VA; b. Abt. 1801, Virginia; d. Unknown.

Though we have very scant knowledge of John himself or his wife Mary, we do know the children in Mary�s 1823 will: (as described by Anne Lieberson)

�Her will was signed on 6/17/1823 and proved on 9/1/1823. She left her money and rents to her three sons Joseph, John and William. She also left her two grandsons (my two gt- great grandfathers) James W. and John H. Rutherford all the money due her from the estate of John Rutherford (their father) including the yearly rents. She left her son William most of the furniture, the sheep and cattle and the three daughters, Polly Rutherford, Elizabeth Carter and Sidney Baker received the rest of the furniture, kitchen items and silver spoons. She left her granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Carter d/o of Joseph $150 of yearly rents due from her father and grandson John F. Baker $150 of yearly rent due from his father Henry Baker. Her son John Carter was the executor.�

Five of the seven children of John and Mary Carter married and four of these had children. Only two have lines that we know of that descend to present, the Rutherfords of Mary Susan 'Polly' Carter and the Carters of Elizabeth K. Carter who married her cousin Joseph Kerfoot Carter. Joseph�s line traces back to Joseph Carter, a brother to James Carter, Jr. who married Hannah Chenoweth. In 1850 there were 7 descendant Carter families living in Virginia from the lines of John Carter. By 1880 fifteen families can be found in the area and another that had moved off to Kansas. Ann descends from the daughter, Mary Susan 'Polly' Carter who married John Rutherford. Their oldest son, James William Rutherford married Susan Catherine Pittman, the daughter of Philip Adam Pittman and Mary Susan Huston, in Clarke Co., VA on February 10, 1842. Their first-born son was John Carter Rutherford. At the age of 18, John enlisted in the Confederate Army serving with Company F, 52nd Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at the start of the Battle of Cold Harbor near Old Church Road on 30 May 1864. This was the last of the three bloody slugfests between Grant and Lee before the two armies laid siege to each other at Petersburg. Given the ferocity of this battle, perhaps it was just as well that he was captured. John was sent to Elmira Prison in New York and released on June 30, 1865. Three years later he married his cousin, Susan Estelle Rutherford, in Clarke Co., VA. Their common grandparents were Mary Susan 'Polly' Carter and John Rutherford. Their granddaughter, Ann�s mother, Frances Elizabeth Rutherford, was born in Berryville, Clarke Co., VA, less than 20 miles from where Hannah and the Carters originally settled. Over the years, Ann has kept me up to date with her research and corrected many of my errors. I truly appreciate her help.

Ellen Copper and the �Rees� pieces

In the spring of 2005, Ellen Copper sent me some 1880 Census data I had not found on Bowen Rees of Washington Co., PA. As always I turned to my set of 1880 LDS CDs to see how I had missed this one, for I had looked for it on at least two occasions. This time with Ellen�s help I was successful. Here was the entry.

1880 Census Place: Amwell, Washington, Pennsylvania Source: FHL Film 1255201 National Archives Film T9-1201 Page 19C

Relation 	Sex 	Marr 	Race 	Age 	Birthplace	Occupation 
Bowen	Self 	M 	W 	W 	63 	PA 		Plasterer Fa: PA Mo: PA 
Jennie	Wife 	F 	M 	W 	41 	PA 		Keeping House Fa: PA Mo: PA 
Downey	Son 	M 	S 	W 	32 	PA 		Plasterer Fa: PA Mo: PA 
Norton	GSon 	M 	S 	W 	19 	PA 		At Home Fa: PA Mo: PA 
Eliza TON Niece 	F 	S 	W 	40 	PA 		Servant Fa: PA Mo: PA 
Sarah	Other 	F 	S 	W 	6 	PA 		UnknownFa: PA Mo: PA

Ellen had said it was very light and hard to read, and given the transcription results, one can readily discern it was a struggle to read. Certainly the lack of the ability to read the surname made the hunt harder. Ellen�s version was from her own reading of the actual document and led Ellen to comment on the transcription error on Jennie, who was Bowen�s daughter, Mary Jane, not wife, Elizabeth. Bowen is accurately described as widowed. There are always transcription errors and it is much easier to read the lines when you know some of what you are looking at. Many a time I could have interpreted a name several ways, but knowing the right name, allowed me to see what was actually written. Curse the Cursive!

Ellen�s actual comment was �Interesting that LDS calls Jennie his wife. The actual film calls her his daughter! However, I won't complain about the LDS 1880 census.... It's a lifesaver as far as an index.� To that I add Amen, brother! The indexing for the 1880 Census is the best in existence. Look that these Census percentages Pete and I have for finding the Chenoweth named males in each Census: 1850: 93.1%, 1860: 89.7%, 1870: 84.7%, 1880: 90.2%, 1900: 84.7%, 1910: 84.7%, 1920: 83.8%, & 1930: 80.9%.

The 1850 Census is high because it is the baseline of our knowledge today. The 1880 is high because it has the benefit of a marvelous Index that allows all manner of wildcard searches and that indexes every name.

Ellen is not a Chenoweth, her interest is the Rees family who lived in the Virginia area concurrent with the Chenoweths and who in part moved liked the Carters to the Washington Co. area of Southwest Pennsylvania. Ellen found me early on in a roundabout way because of her own work. John Rees, the son of Thomas Rees and Margaret Bowen, had married Ann 'Nancy' Carter, the daughter of John Carter and Hannah Chenoweth in Frederick Co., VA. The Rees family like the Carter family had come from Pennsylvania for the available lands of Frederick Co., VA. Today we have only this one marriage for the four known daughters of John and Hannah. How much bigger would Hannah�s family be, if we knew what happened to the other daughters. This frustration has lead Marie Eberle to conjecture that the daughter �Jane� may have been the 2nd wife of William Chenoweth who married first Ruth Calvert and that the daughter Ruth may have been the wife of Absolom Chenoweth, son of John. We just don�t know. But we do know Ann, called Nancy, and because of the wonderful research of Ellen Copper we know a lot.

I first found Ellen�s work embodied in an early World Family Tree submittal by Calvin Rees, Jr. of Kansas. Calvin had taken a copy of Ellen�s file, added to it and submitted it. At the time I didn�t know it was Ellen�s work and the sad story is that Calvin had used it without crediting Ellen or asking her permission to publish it. This is not the only instance of this sort of thing that I have run across. I could easily name four or 5 more instances of detailed work that was taken and used without proper credits to the hard work of the researcher. It is a bane of our field of endeavor and one of the reasons that I try to take so much time to give credit where it is due. The work of the website would be so much less without the generous research of the many family genealogists I have had the fortune to run across.

Ellen and I continued to exchange information over the years and I readily admit she has helped me far more often that I have aided her. It has only been recently that the Chenoweth database has had the fuller documentation of Census work that Ellen�s work exhibited right from the start. I can�t thank her enough for her help. In the latest exchange Ellen has provided an expansion of the families of Elijah Rees one of the sons of John and Nancy. Elijah born near Opecquon Creek, Frederick Co., VA, married in Washington Co., PA. Little has been known of his family except for his son Bowen Rees, cited in the aforementioned Census reading. To this Ellen added the marriage of Bowen�s sister Nancy to John Miller, Jr. What patience it takes to sort a name like Miller out. When I look in my 1850 Pennsylvania Index, there are 20 listings in Washington Co., PA for John Miller. It takes good background knowledge to sort this all out. Ellen�s newest research also added lines for William the son of Thomas Rees and grandson of John and Nancy. Thomas had gone to Ohio and William is located, by Ellen, in Carroll Co., IN where he died just before the 1850 Census. His widow and second wife Mary are located there in that Census and a new addition to my 1850 Census page, thanks to Ellen. Interesting to me is that William�s sister, Sarah, married Jonathan P. Ashbrook, her 3rd cousin. Their routes to Ohio were so vastly different, one wonders what they knew of their common heritage already five generations back. Jonathan�s grandmother was Mary Chenoweth who married the Rev. Levi Ashbrook, and a first cousin to Ann Carter Rees.

Of course I have had several other great sources on the Chenoweth-Rees family lines. Rees is often Reese and sometimes Reece. There were the Morgans of Mackenzie Scott Carlson/ Mackenzie. This line is developed from Nancy 'Ann' Rees, the daughter and John and Nancy who married William M. Morgan in Fayette Co., PA. Mac was 14 years old when he found the site in July of 1996 and already had a fine interest in the family genealogy. Another great Rees find was Christopher Lee Reese of Thornton, CO who traces his family back to John Rees, another son of John and Nancy, and his son, James Monroe Rees, who took the family to Missouri.

ANN 'NANCY'3 CARTER (HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born Bet. 1740 - 1747 in near Winchester, Frederick Co., VA, and died Abt. 1787 in Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA. She married JOHN REES Bef. April 02, 1770 in Frederick Co., VA, son of THOMAS REES and MARGARET BOWEN. He was born 1744 in Frederick Co., VA, and died February 11, 1821 in Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA.

Children of ANN CARTER and JOHN REES are:

    i. THOMAS4 REES, b. 1771, Opecquon Creek, Frederick Co., VA; d. Abt. 1822, Central Ohio; m. NANCY BOUCUM, Abt. 1795, Washington Co., PA; b. Aft. 1770; d. 1856, Franklin Co., OH. ii. ELIJAH REES, b. April 1772, Opecquon Creek, Frederick Co., VA; d. March 23, 1863, Washington, PA; m. (1) MARY ?, Washington Co., PA; d. 1839; m. (2) HANNAH MARGARET ?; b. Abt. 1781, Ireland. iii. MARGARET 'PEGGY' REES, b. Abt. 1774, Opecquon Creek, Frederick Co., VA; d. Abt. 1815, Preble Co., OH; m. JOHN ENOCH, Abt. 1795; b. Bet. 1759 - 1777. iv. HANNAH REES, b. Abt. 1776, Opecquon Creek, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1816, Georges' Creek, Fayette Co., PA; m. ? ANDERSON; b. Bet. 1761 - 1781; d. Unknown. v. RUTH REES, b. Abt. 1778, Opecquon Creek, Frederick Co., VA; d. Aft. 1821. vi. MARY REES, b. Abt. 1780, Ten Mile Creek, Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA; d. Aft. 1821. vii. NANCY 'ANN' REES, b. January 03, 1783, Ten Mile Creek, Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA; d. 1850, Bruce Twp., LaSalle Co., IL; m. WILLIAM M. MORGAN, 1803, Fayette Co., PA; b. 1780, Doe Run, Chester Co., PA; d. January 24, 1836, Bruce Twp., LaSalle Co., IL. viii. JOHN REES, JR., b. January 03, 1783, Ten Mile Creek, Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA; d. Abt. 1827, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN; m. CATHERINE FELKNER, 1806, Washington Co., PA; b. August 13, 1792, Pennsyvannia; d. September 18, 1854, Vermilion Co., IL. ix. JAMES REES, b. Abt. 1785, Ten Mile Creek, Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA; d. Bet. 1812 - 1815

Black Chenoweths

In 1997 while surfing the web for Chenoweths, (at that time the webcrawler developed by the University of Washington, my alma mater, was my search engine of choice), I found a website in New York City of a Wesley Chenoweth. The page was a picture of a young muscular black man who was into bodybuilding. Reading down, I found that he was from Liberia, Africa. This was curious to me. A couple of years later in calling around Maryland I talked with a Lucretia Chenoweth, who as it turned out, was related to Wesley. She told me there were a number of Chenoweths that lived in Liberia.

Liberia was formed in 1822 by freed blacks from America. It became a Republic in 1847. There was only one obvious resolution for this result, freed slaves from a Chenoweth slaveholder had been part of this migration back to Africa. And there was also only one obvious source of such a group, the Virginia lands of the families of John and Samuel Chenoweth, sons of Arthur who settled in Frederick and Berkeley Cos., Virginia in the 1780s and 1790s. In the 1840 Census, the enumerated schedules find a total of 32 slaves spread out among 5 families of these settlers, half of them held by Samuel, Jr. Sensing the oncoming storm, two of these families, John Wesley Chenoweth and his father, John, Jr. sold their land prior to the Civil War, moved to Indiana. It is not hard to imagine that from these released slaves, we get the families in Liberia that produced Wesley and Lucretia Chenoweth. Probably these two Chenoweths are related to Dr. Florence Chenoweth who was the Liberian Minister of Agriculture and the current Director of the Liaison Office with the United Nations (FAO)

While these totals are not huge, they are the largest known aggregation of slaves within the broader Chenoweth family except for the Peteet lines of Ruth, which had immigrated to Georgia in the �Deep South�. John Chenoweth, the progenitor, is not known to have had any slaves. But for their first 80 years, the Chenoweths lived in Maryland and Virginia, places where slavery became entrenched. Typical of those that did hold slaves in these areas, the few that did participate in this shameful and discredited practice, owned household slaves, used as servants. The only exception to this that I know of were the aforementioned families of the Virginia sons of Arthur(2) and the Peteet families of Ruth. More unfortunate, Stephen Ross Chenoweth, the son of Absolom, Jr. was elected jailer of Jefferson Co., KY. He became active in the slave trade and the slave schedules for 1850 and 1860 Censuses attribute a number of Kentucky slaves to him and his widow Jane. Stephen Ross died in 1857 and a contemporary obituary described him as �one of our boldest and best citizens, and his death will leave a void in the domestic circle, and in the community, not to be filled. He was one of the few survivors of the soldiers of the Battle of New Orleans.�

There is no evidence that any of the descendants of the sons Richard and Thomas and the Carters of the daughter Hannah ever participated in slavery. The son Arthur did have 4 known household slaves and his Virginia sons did participate in this practice as well. Two of the sons of William, Joseph and Isaac are cited as having slaves in early Virginia tax rolls. There were scattered cases of this as well among the lines of John(2). These included some of the Kentucky settlers of Richard, William, and Absolom, Jr. Also included to my chagrin, is my newly established ancestor, Thomas of Botetourt Co., VA.

When I started my work on the Chenoweth family, the existing Chenoweth books designated my ancestor James as part of the Hampshire Co., VA sons of John(3). I was heartened to learn that my ancestors were not slave holders. When the genealogy proved false and my ancestor proved to be Thomas the brother to John of Hampshire Co., there in his will in Botetourt Co. was the awful fact that Thomas had indeed owned a slave. Did this make me a different person? We have in the Untied States an acceptance that the sins of a father are not passed to the son. Each generation has a new lease on life, a fresh start to write their own record. I can not change what an ancestor six generations back did. I don�t know what in the way of atonement the participation of his grandson and great grandson on the side of the North in the Civil War accounts for. Nor does any of this have any part in the make up of my beliefs. Thomas made a terrible choice. Slavery may have been accepted in his day, but he did not have to accept it. He failed a critical test. Moreover, instead of freeing his slave on his death, he rather had him sold. This is doubly damning in my assessment. How Thomas treated his slave and how he rationalized this practice, I will never know, but I am left with the explicit evidence of his participation evidenced in his will and I condemn it.

Those who got involved with slavery became financially ensnared. Slaves were expensive, based on the value of their labor. Wealth is hard to part with. Freeing slaves meant losing wealth, selling them meant recovering that wealth. This fed the evil. Northern States being more populated with a growing flood of labor from immigrants uniformly moved to abolish the practice, sometimes on a scheduled basis. The South with its need for plantation labor fell deeper into the practice, and became financially hooked. The two regions became different worlds. Flamed by firm religious beliefs, the northern states sought to limit and ban this odious practice. The South felt threatened by the burgeoning growth of the North, fearing their rights and very way of life at stake. The result was the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict our nation has ever experienced. Chenoweths fought on both sides, but the Union participation outnumbered the South by four to one. Descendants of my ancestor Thomas were on both sides of the conflict. The long painful struggle of the Civil War was a fiery redemption that led to the abolishment of the practice and emancipation of black Americans and the realization of the freedoms established by our Constitution to apply to all equally.

One source for knowledge of the usage slavery with the Chenoweth family are the early wills. Wills distributed wealth and slaves were unfortunately part of that wealth. Among the 23 wills I have posted on line, six mention slaves, 16 souls in all.


  • Arthur(2) mentions 4 slaves in his will: Two females named Con and Nailets who he left to his daughter, Ruth Butler, and a girl, Linda, who he left to his granddaughter Elizabeth. His slave Patience was to be set free.
  • John(3) s/o Arthur mentions 6 slaves: Bill, Jack and boys Ben, Abraham and Mace who he left to his son Richard, and one girl named Eliza to his daughter Ruth.
  • William(4) s/o Arthur, Jr., of Hampstead, mentions a slave Jack Brown who he left to his wife Sarah as well as a boy Sam who was to be bound until his 21st birthday.


  • Thomas(3) of Botetourt Co. decreed that his slave James was to be sold. This is my ancestor now, however newly found, and my heart pains at this request.
  • John(4) of Randolph Co., VA mentions a women Poll, who was to be left to his wife Mary and set free at age 45
  • William(4) of Nelson Co., KY left a slave Bets to his wife Mary, a boy Jack to be given to his son James Hackley for taking care of his mother, and a slave Wat to be set free.

There is one black family that I know of that descends from a Missouri slave Archibald. The family uses the name Chineworth, a spelling that is found in several instances in Missouri Censuses. Archibald, born in March of 1850 in Missouri married another former slave, Luciane Branch about 1881, probably in Missouri. By the 1900 Census, they are found located in Dodge Co., NE. My knowledge of this family has been greatly helped by Wardell Smith and his aunt, Sister Mary Alice, a Catholic nun who will be 89 this year, both of this descent:

ARCHIBALD1 CHENOWETH was born June 1850 in Missouri, and died 1939. He married LUCIANE (PATTERSON) BRANCH Abt. 1881. She was born January 1850 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.


  1. BETTIE ELIZABETH LABANA2 CHENOWETH, b. December 1882, Missouri; m. WARDELL NELSON CASH; b. Abt. 1883, Virginia.
  2. ALEX R. CHENOWETH, b. February 1884, Missouri; d. Abt. 1939; m. VICTORIA 'DORA' SCHLIKER, August 28, 1912; b. July 03, 1889, Minnesota; d. July 01, 1981, Maryland.
  3. BISHOP CHENOWETH, b. March 1885, Missouri.
  4. VINA CHENOWETH, b. November 1887, Missouri.

Another possibility is a black family with Oklahoma origins that goes by the name Chinneth. This spelling, unlike Chineworth, is one used by the family in early times, but has no known modern usage. It is hard to say whether there is a real relationship in this case. While the few individuals involved in this practice were small, because of the size of these particular lines, about one third of the present day family traces back to a slaveholder. I do find these traces of black families of interest because of their obvious roots with the colonial family that we all are a part of.

A quirk happenstance

In the 1860 Census, Mary Virginia Collison, nee Chenoweth, is widowed, living in Pilot Township of Vermilion Co., IL. With her and several of her children are her 75 year old mother, Rachel Chenoweth, nee Morgan, the widow of Thomas Chenoweth and her cousin William Chenoweth, the son of her brother, Elijah Morgan Chenoweth. Mary, head of household, is listed on the last line of page 928 and her family continues on the next page. It appears the Census taker mis-numbered things and the dwelling actually starts two lines up with what Peter interpreted as John Ross and his wife Louisa. It is more likely that the dwelling number should have been set next to Mary and John belongs with the neighboring family of Morgan Rees. In fact John is not a Ross at all, he is Morgan�s son John, recently married to Josina Lane. Since Rachel Chenoweth was a Morgan, born in Virginia, one wonders if there was some connection between Morgan Rees and Rachel�s Morgans. Morgan was probably named for his uncle, William Morgan who had married Morgan�s aunt Nancy Rees. But the wonderment does not end there, for Morgan Rees was a 5th generation Chenoweth, in the line of Hannah, and Mary Virginia Collison, his 3rd cousin, a fifth generation Chenoweth in the line of Thomas.

These families came to Vermilion County by very different routes. The Chenoweth name in Morgan�s family would have been 3 generations back, the maiden name of his great grandmother. Did these two families living side by side in the State of Illinois know of their common roots? The third generation descendants might have briefly known of each other. Hannah�s children were older than those of Thomas. The homesteads were separated from each other by North Mountain, Thomas on the west in the Back Creek drainage, and Hannah on the east on Apple Pie Ridge. Elijah Chenoweth was born in 1762 in Frederick Co., VA just before the family moved to Allegany Co., MD. Hannah�s daughter, Ann Nancy Carter was about 20 years older and married John Rees in Frederick Co., VA in 1770 after the family of Thomas had departed. She and John would migrate with the Carters to Washington Co., PA and Morgan�s father, John Rees, Jr. was born in Washington Co. in 1783. Rachel�s husband, Thomas, son of Elijah, was born in Allegany Co., MD in 1786. This Thomas(2) line went to Mason Co., KY, then Franklin Co., OH and Thomas married Rachel in Fayette Co., OH in 1811 and settled in Clark Co. before moving to Vermiliion Co., IL in the 1830s. John Rees, Jr., had left Pennsylvania after the birth of Morgan in 1813 and settled in Marion Co., IN. After his death in 1827, Morgan�s mother Catherine, took the family to Vermilion Co. where Morgan married Elizabeth Garrish from New York in 1834. Yet here they were in 1860 next door neighbors. They had been neighbors for quite some time, as in 1850 both lived in the 21st district some 12 households apart. I find this story curious and wonder what conversations they may have had about their common bonds.

MORGAN5 REES (JOHN4, ANN 'NANCY'3 CARTER, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born December 25, 1813 in Washington Co., PA, and died September 11, 1888 in Vermilion Co., IL. He married (1) ELIZABETH GARRISH September 01, 1834 in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL. She was born October 12, 1809 in New York, and died November 02, 1881 in Vermilion Co., IL. He married (2) MARGARET (HIGH) POWELL September 27, 1882 in Vermilion Co., IL. She was born Abt. 1848 in Indiana, and died Unknown.


  1. JOHN E.6 REES, b. 1835, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Bef. 1900; m. JOSINA LANE, December 11, 1859, Vermilion Co., IL; b. Abt. 1841, Illinois; d. Unknown.
  2. SARAH JANE REES, b. January 27, 1837, Vermilion Co., IL; d. August 29, 1845, Vermilion Co., IL.
  3. CATHERINE REES, b. 1838, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Unknown.
  4. MARY REES, b. 1840, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Unknown.
  5. WILLIAM REES, b. 1842, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Unknown.
  6. ERASTUS REES, b. March 09, 1845, Vermilion Co., IL; d. December 20, 1846, Vermilion Co., IL.
  7. ELIZABETH REES, b. 1847, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Unknown.
  8. JAMES HIRAM REES, b. February 04, 1848; d. October 30, 1850.
  9. ARDELLA REES, b. 1851, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Unknown.

MARY VIRGINIA5 CHENOWETH (THOMAS C.4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born July 25, 1812 in Franklin Co., OH, and died September 08, 1885 in Collison, Vermilion Co., IL. She married (1) ABSOLUM COLLISON December 08, 1831 in Vermilion Co., IL, son of ALEXANDER COLLISON and REBECCA KELLISON. He was born Abt. 1805 in Greenbrier Co., VA (now WV), and died October 06, 1853 in Collison, Vermilion Co., IL. She married (2) JOHN SMITH Aft. 1860. He was born Bet. 1797 - 1817, and died Unknown.


  1. WILLIAM A.6 COLLISON, b. September 12, 1833, Pilot, Vermilion Co., IL; d. September 16, 1843, Pilot, Vermilion Co., IL.
  2. THOMAS F. COLLISON, b. October 12, 1834, Vermilion Co., IL; d. January 19, 1919, Danville, Vermilion Co., IL; m. (1) MARY 'NANCY' BILLSLAND, October 30, 1856, Vermilion Co., IL; b. January 09, 1837, Covington, Fountain Co., IN; d. August 11, 1864, Collison, Vermilion Co., IL; m. (2) MARY E. COURTNEY, March 22, 1868, Vermilion Co., IL; b. May 09, 1841, Pennsylvania; d. September 10, 1930.
  3. FRANCIS ASBURY COLLISON, b. June 25, 1837, Higginsville, Vermilion Co., IL; d. September 29, 1918, Danville, Vermilion Co., IL; m. NANCY J. HOWARD, October 25, 1866, Vermilion Co., IL; b. February 20, 1846, Pilot twp., Vermilion Co., IL; d. January 17, 1912, Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL.
  4. ELIZABETH RACHEL COLLISON, b. April 23, 1839, Collison, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Unknown; m. CALVIN JASON MARTIN, May 20, 1855, Kansas; b. February 12, 1834, Illinois; d. March 20, 1899.
  5. CAROLINE COLLISON, b. February 27, 1841, Collison, Vermilion Co., IL; d. December 17, 1843, Vermilion Co., IL.
  6. EMILY COLLISON, b. February 27, 1841, Collison, Vermilion Co., IL; d. December 24, 1843, Vermilion Co., IL.
  7. MARY JANE COLLISON, b. August 27, 1842, Collison, Vermilion Co., IL; d. March 24, 1907, Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL; m. SAMUEL P. COON, November 21, 1861, Vermilion Co., IL; b. February 18, 1839, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH; d. September 02, 1891, Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL.
  8. WILLIAM ALEXANDER COLLISON, b. March 28, 1846, Pilot, Vermilion Co., IL; d. February 28, 1850, Pilot, Vermilion Co., IL.
  9. JOHN MILTON COLLISON, b. May 14, 1847, Pilot Grove, Vermilion Co., IL; d. Unknown; m. (1) SARAH A. WEST, February 04, 1873, Champaign Co., IL; b. Abt. 1855, Ohio; d. Abt. February 21, 1884, Rantoul, Champaign Co., IL; m. (2) LUCY P. WALDEN, September 01, 1886; b. February 1866, Kansas.
  10. JAMES A. COLLISON, b. November 11, 1850, Collison, Vermilion Co., IL; d. November 28, 1932; m. MAGGIE TALLMAN, November 20, 1884; b. September 20, 1866, Logan Co., OH; d. December 24, 1945.
  11. SAMUEL COLLISON, b. August 01, 1853, Collison, Vermilion Co., IL; d. April 09, 1931; m. NANCY ELLEN LINDSAY, October 01, 1874, Rossville, Vermilion Co., IL; b. July 26, 1856, Vermilion Co., IL; d. August 29, 1932.

Alphabetical Names

Burns Harlan must have been quite a character. He was the son of Jacob Harlan and Nancy Rose Chenoweth, born February 27, 1824 in Clark Co., IL. Nancy was the oldest child of John Chenoweth and Rebecca Lewis Rose, born in Kentucky and moving with her parents to Illinois as a young teen. Burns married America Ingle on February 27, 1845. He named his first child Curtis. The list that follows makes it apparent that he was going down the alphabet as his wife was America, he was Burns, and after Curtis followed, Dollas (also known a Lydia by the 1880 Census), Esther, Floret, Gordon, Hudson and Isabel. All these children, but Gordon, who died young, and Isabel, who was born July 05, 1860, are found with Burns and America in the 1860 Census of Clark Co. Apparently America died for Burns remarried to Margaret Anne Honner on January 14, 1866. I am not sure exactly what happened to all the children as they are not found with Harlan and Margaret in the 1870 Census when he had moved to Washington DC, where he became a clerk for the government. Curtis, the oldest, married and by 1870 was living in Bates Co., MO. �Dollas�, married Alvin Wiley and is listed as Dolly in the 1870 Census in Coles Co. They have 2 sons by then and it appears that 2 of Dolly�s siblings are living with the family but the names Melvin and Tersa are hard to match in the alphabetical list. Most likely they are middle names for Hudson and Isabel, but as the ages are off a couple of years, it is hard to say for sure. Hudson is found married in Texas in 1880, and we do not know what happened to the daughters other than �Dollas�.

By 1870 Burns has two new sons with his new wife Margaret. This is Nelson and Ordell. Apparently he took Margaret�s initial as a second starting point. There would follow Ploris, Quiroz, Rolvix, Saxpor, Tharos, Uthra and Willis. I am sure there must have been a �V� but who ever it was this child is not found in the 1900 Census. In that Census, Margaret says she has had 10 children with 8 living. Adding in a �V� would bring the listing found by Census to 10. By this time Burns was 76. There may have been children between Isabel and Nelson in 1860 before America died, the record is not certain. It is however, by any standard, quite a family and a most unusual group of names.

BURNS6 HARLAN (NANCY ROSE5 CHENOWETH, JOHN4, ARTHUR3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 27, 1824 in Clark Co., IL, and died Bef. 1925. He married (1) AMERICA INGLE February 27, 1845. She was born April 1825 in Indiana, and died Unknown. He married (2) MARGARET ANNE HONNER January 14, 1866. She was born July 1845 in New York, and died March 16, 1907.


  1. CURTIS4 HARLAN, b. May 10, 1846, Clark Co., IL; m. MARTHA E. ?, Abt. 1864; b. October 1846, Ohio.
  2. LYDIA 'DOLLAS' HARLAN, b. June 11, 1848, Clark Co., IL; d. July 10, 1925; m. ALVIN WILEY, October 25, 1866; b. November 18, 1844, Illinois; d. May 1922.
  3. ESTHER HARLAN, b. Abt. 1852, Clark Co., IL.
  4. FLORET HARLAN, b. September 10, 1854, Clark Co., IL.
  5. GORDON HARLAN, b. March 1855, Clark Co., IL.
  6. HUDSON HARLAN, b. September 04, 1857, Clark Co., IL; d. 1927; m. SARAH E. ?, Abt. 1891; b. March 1873, Kansas.
  7. ISABEL HARLAN, b. July 05, 1860, Clark Co., IL.

    Children of BURNS HARLAN and MARGARET HONNER are:

  8. NELSON4 HARLAN, b. Abt. 1868, Washington, DC.
  9. ORDELL HARLAN, b. February 1870, Washington DC.
  10. PLORIS HARLAN, b. December 1871, Washington DC; m. WILLIAM R. NALLY; b. November 1872, Washington DC.
  11. QUIROZ HARLAN, b. December 1873, Maryland.
  12. ROLVIX HARLAN, b. Abt. 1876, Maryland.
  13. SAXPOR HARLAN, b. February 1878, Maryland.
  14. THAROS HARLAN, b. May 1880, Maryland; d. August 02, 1938, Washington DC; m. LUCY CATHERINE ZINN; b. September 11, 1889, Gilmer Co., WV; d. August 02, 1968, Gilmer Co., WV.
  15. UTHRA HARLAN, b. April 1882, Maryland.
  16. WILLIS HARLAN, b. February 1886, Washington DC.

Long reach cousin marriages: often surprising

�Long reach� cousin marriages have always fascinated me. These are different from the more usual first and second cousin marriages that were not uncommon in areas where related families lived in close proximity over many decades. I remember the first one I saw in the Harris book between William Clements Chenoweth and Ann Chenoweth Karraker in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, just before World War II. There is something special about this union between two ancient lines finding their way back together. Certainly if we were able to go back far enough, we would all be cousins. One of the difficulties is having enough genealogy information to describe the trees on both sides and then that there is sufficient matching detail to confirm that these are the same individuals described by two different sides. They are totally random, and require both detail and recognition. In the case of William and Ann, the recognition was easy as Ann�s grandmother was a Chenoweth and it was part of Ann�s given name. I am told moreover that William, being in a strange location set out to track down a Chenoweth and ended up meeting Ann. Both William and Ann recently died. I talked with both of them by phone late in their lives, while Peter had the opportunity to visit with them while he was stationed in Texas. William was a survivor of the Bataan Death March.

Another early long-reach marriage was that of Opal B. Carter and Earl Henry Chenoweth. Again in this case, the couple recognized the relationship as Opal Carter�s line traced in a direct straight line back to Hannah Chenoweth who married James Carter. The event is noted in the Carter book, �Our James Carter� and though the marriage is given in Harris, they did not recognize the cousin relationship. Both these marriages are 6th cousin. Both had the element of the Chenoweth name as part of the couples involved. In the Spring of 2005, I added another long reach cousin marriage between Ralph Kendall Hines and Betty Rae Stimson when Katie Hines contacted me about this surprising discovery. This one is sixth cousin once removed and one of 4 of the longest in the Chenoweth family I have found. In each of these cases the participants had no knowledge that they were cousins and shared a common heritage. The name of Chenoweth, the common glue, was a distance back in each tree.

�What�s a removed?� is a common question I am asked. The simple answer it that it is a generational difference between the lines. In this case, Betty was 9th generation in the family coming from Absolom, whose older brother William was the ancestor of Ralph, who was 10th generation. A difference of one generation becomes once removed. A difference of two would become twice removed. It is an all inclusive relationship tool that can be used to describe a �lateral� relationship within a family. There are two components. Removes describe generational differences; no removes, same generation. The other is the level of cousins, which is the number of generations back from the shortest line to the common ancestor, less two. Why less two? A cousin relationship starts in the third generation. Everyone knows that their first cousins are all grandchildren of common grandparents. Cousins get to know each other at the family gatherings that center around the grandparents. Less of us know of second cousins. Though second cousins do meet at such gatherings, they are often too young to recognize the term. Second cousins have common great grandparents. Another way to say this is second cousins are the children of 1st cousins. So it takes three generations to make a 1st cousin, and the difference of two is locked in as part of the formula.

This remarkable methodology extends to any relationship within the family. When I talk of Revolutionary John of Randolph Co., WV, even though I am not a direct descendant, I am talking about my 1st cousin five times removed. John was 4th generation, I am 9th, hence the five. The common ancestor is John(2), the oldest son of the family. John(2) of course was the grandfather of John of Randolph Co., hence the shortest line, and translating to the 1st cousin half of the relationship. It is an amazing simple but encompassing system.

So Katie�s parents were cousins from the two Virginia based brothers, William and Absolom, both sons of John(2) and Mary Smith. William�s son John, moved to Randolph Co. and founded the largest branch of Chenoweths in the family. The line here morphs into a daughter line in the 5th generation with John�s daughter Eleanor who married James Mongomery Hart, a great grandson of John the �Signer�. Eleanor�s daughter Deborah married John L. Findley and their granddaughter, Loretta Findley, married Alfred James McCullough. Their daughter Bessie married Alfred Hines and left West Virginia, first to Ohio and then across the country to California where Ralph Hines was born. Though William only had three sons, this 3rd generation family is so large that it encompasses over 20% of the family. Absolom�s line is much thinner. He had two sons, James and Absolom, Jr. James was the first usage of this name in the family. It makes you wonder where the name came from. Absolom�s wife was Ruth, mistakenly described as Ruth Morgan in Cora Hiatt�s book. No one really knows who she was, but Marie Eberle suspects she was Ruth Carter, the daughter of Hannah Chenoweth. If so, the naming of James would follow logically from Hannah�s husband James Carter and the cousin ties would be far more complex.

Ruth remarried to George Cummingham after Absolom died. When they reach maturity, land was divided between, the two boys. When Absolom, Jr. left for Kentucky he sold his share to James who remained in Berkeley County. When James Bruce Chenoweth, the grandson of James and Ruth left Virginia for Illinois in the 1830s, he was the last of the Chenoweth name there from the original early Virginia family settlers. In the late 1700s, the second migration took place from Baltimore involving the two sons of Arthur: John and Samuel. They would keep the Chenoweth name active in the area until the early 1900s. Rebecca Bruce Chenoweth, the daughter of James Bruce was born in Bureau Co., IL. She married there Oran S. Thompson, and this family branch was documented for me by Lynne Robinson of El Cajon, CA in 1998. Rebecca�s daughter, Ella May 'Nellie' Thompson, born in Nebraska was Lynne�s great grandmother. Ella married Harla Collins Stimson and their youngest son Ray Hewitt Stimson came to California. Lynne�s first cousin was Katie as Ray�s daughter Betty Rae Stimson married Ralph Hines. It was Lynne that prompted Katie to contact me.

John Elvin Boyer, Jr. and Lora Jean Lofgreen united the lines of the brothers John and Thomas of the original family in a seventh cousin once removed marriage in Nebraska. John�s line comes from John�s son Arthur and his son Absolom who settled in Illinois from Kentucky. Absolom�s daughter Elizabeth married Samuel Adams, and their granddaughter, Effie Leonora Adams married James Wesley Reisinger. Their daughter, Edna Blanche married Robert Alonzo Simmons and their daughter Alice Edna married John�s father, John Elvin Boyer, Sr. Lora�s side comes from John, the oldest son of Thomas. John and his son Eli lived in Ross Co., OH where Eli married Rhoda Rogers. The families moved to Vigo Co., IN where Eli�s son John married Elizabeth Fulton. Both John and Elizabeth died young leaving their sole surviving daughter, Rachel, orphaned at the age of 10. In the 1860 Census, Rachel is found in Iowa living with the family of Joseph Van Cleave. Four years later she would marry Cornelius Johnson Van Cleave. The family moved to Nebraska and their son, Frank Ellsworth, would marry Lora Clair Munger and have a daughter Mary Esther Van Cleave who would be Lora�s mother.

The second seventh cousin once removed marriage in my file involves the families of John and William of the original family in the Illinois marriage of Richard Duwane Copeland and Leorah Perl Dickson. Leorah, like John Boyer above, descends from Elizabeth Chenoweth and Samuel Adams. In this case the line goes through the daughter, Lucinda Adams who married Daniel L. Dickson. Leorah was their great granddaughter. Richard�s line descends from William�s son Isaac and his son Edward who migrated to Pennsylvania. Isabel Chenoweth, the daughter of Edward married John Antil, almost 40 years her senior. Their daughter Eliza Antil married Alfred B. Copeland the great great grandparents of Richard. The Copelands migration to Illinois took place in the 1850s, over thirty years after Absolom and his brother John moved to Illinois from Kentucky. Both families have a long history in the �Land of Lincoln.�

The last and longest of these marriages is the 8th cousin marriage of Shelly May Carter and James Howard LaRue, again in Illinois. This union is from John and his sister Hannah of the 2nd generation. Shelly is a 6th great granddaughter in a direct line from Hannah Chenoweth and James Carter. The line went from Virginia to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Illinois. James comes from William Chenoweth of Nelson Co., KY. This William was the son of William of Frederick Co., VA and a brother to John of Randolph Co., WV. William�s son Isaac Calvert Chenoweth lived in Hardin Co., KY and had many daughters. One, Rebecca, married John Burdine and had two daughters before dying at a young age. The daughters were raised by Isaac and his wife and married Larue brothers. This Larue line goes straight to James, migrating to Arkansas for three or four generations, then Oklahoma and then Illinois where James was born. These things make great stories that fill me with wonder.

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In the last two issues we presented birth records of individuals that we had obtained from a website known as Any Birth Date. We continue that list in this issue. The information contained at this website is a name, birthdate and possible residential address. To this we add remarks (other information we have obtained on the individual). Some of the females may be spouses, while some may be daughters. As always with this column any help in identifying these individuals would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Chenoweth, Gloria b: 08 Mar 1924 in Washoe Co., NV
  2. Chenoweth, Gloria b: 07 May 1951 in Lander Co., NV
  3. Chenoweth, Gregory A. b: 18 Feb 1962 in Ventura Co., CA comment: married Nadine P. Sullivan
  4. Chenoweth, Gwendolyn F. b: 18 Feb 1950 in Montgomery Co., OH comment: wife of Steven K.
  5. Chenoweth, Harry b: 06 May 1943 in Jefferson Co., KY
  6. Chenowith, Hazel R. b: 12 Apr 1932 in Harris Co., TX
  7. Chenoweth, Helen b: 08 Aug 1911 in Pickaway Co., OH
  8. Chenoweth, Helen C. b: 19 Oct 1896 in Gray Co., TX
  9. Chenoweth, Helen E. b: 03 Oct 1953 in Walla Walla Co., WA
  10. Chenoweth, Henry b: 13 Mar 1947 in Cook Co., IL
  11. Chenowith, Howard T. b: 15 Feb 1962 in Baltimore, MD
  12. Chenoweth, Howard W. b: 27 Oct 1900 in Riverside Co., CA
  13. Chenowith, Irene H. b: 30 Jan 1955 in Summit Co., OH comment: wife of David C.
  14. Chenoweth, Irene P. b: 07 Mar 1929 in Sedgwick Co., KS
  15. Chenoweth, J. b: 07 Sep 1906 in Macon Co., IL
  16. Chenoweth, J. b: 02 May 1950 in Dallas Co., TX
  17. Chenoweth, Jack b: 06 Sep 1950 in Ocean Co., NJ
  18. Chenoweth, Jacquelin G. b: 22 Apr 1940 in Martin Co., FL comment: maybe wife of Donald J.
  19. Chenowith, James b: 02 May 1934 in Palm Beach Co., FL
  20. Chenoweth, James E. b: 18 Nov 1967 in Lake Co., IL
  21. Chenoweth, James L. b: 11 Feb 1952 in Clay Co., FL
  22. Chenoweth, James L. b: 29 Jan 1958 in Dallas Co., TX
  23. Chenoweth, James T. b: 26 Mar 1974 in Creek Co., OK
  24. Chenoweth, Jamie b: 25 Dec 1975 in Columbia Co., NY
  25. Chenoweth, Jan b: 02 May 1950 in New York Co., NY
  26. Chenoweth, Jane b: 30 Apr 1900 in Los Angeles Co., CA
  27. Chenoweth, Jane Marie b: 10 Oct 1964 in Smith Co., TX
  28. Chenoweth, Janet b: 14 Aug 1934 in Nye Co., NV
  29. Chenoweth, Janet E. b: 13 Aug 1935 in Sacramento Co., CA
  30. Chenoweth, Janette M. b: 28 Dec 1956 in Horry Co., SC
  31. Chenoweth, Janice S. b: 12 May 1947 in Tulsa Co., OK
  32. Chenoweth, Jannie C. b: 15 Jun 1913 in Bexar Co., TX
  33. Chenoweth, Jason J. b: 24 Feb 1978 in Lane Co., OR
  34. Chenoweth, Jean G. b: 09 Nov 1965 in Dallas Co., TX
  35. Chenoweth, Jeanne B. b: 09 Oct 1963 in Middlesex Co., MA
  36. Chenoweth, Jeffrey A. b: 24 Jan 1970 in Montgomery Co., OH
  37. Chenoweth, Jeffrey A. b: 07 Sep 1970 in Midland Co., TX
  38. Chenoweth, Jeffrey D. b: 02 Sep 1969 in Harford Co., MD
  39. Chenoweth, Jeffrey G. b: 07 Jul 1963 in Franklin Co., OH
  40. Chenoweth, Jeffrey L. b: 11 Nov 1957 in St Louis, MO
  41. Chenoweth, Jeffrey T. b: 13 May 1971 in Jefferson Co., IL
  42. Chenoweth, Jennifer L. b: 07 Mar 1971 in Shelby Co., TX
  43. Chenoweth, Jennifer M. b: 06 Mar 1978 in Polk Co., WI
  44. Chenowith, Jerry Don b: 18 Sep 1940 in Maricopa Co., AZ
  45. Chenowith, Jimmy C. b: 08 Jun 1955 in Harris Co., TX
  46. Chenoweth, Joan D. b: 22 May 1941 in Harford Co., MD
  47. Chenoweth, Joan F. b: 01 Jan 1956 in Cumberland Co., MD
  48. Chenoweth, Joan M. b: 02 Aug 1949 in Ocean Co., NJ comment: wife of Jack
  49. Chenoweth, Joanne K. b: 16 Jun 1947 in Denton Co., TX
  50. Chenoweth, Jody I. b: 03 Jul 1972 in Tazewell Co., IL comment: wife of Dale
  51. Chinowth, John b: 03 Oct 1965 in King Co., WA
  52. Chenoweth, John b: 07 Jul 1957 in Todd Co., MN
  53. Chenoweth, John b: 21 Aug 1966 in Yakima Co., WA
  54. Chenoweth, JohnA. b: 22 Dec 1945 in Santa Clara Co., CA
  55. Chenoweth, John F. b: 03 Oct 1960 in Benton Co., WA
  56. Chenoweth, John H. b: 25 Mar 1936 in Charles Co., MD
  57. Chenoweth, John L. b: 14 May 1965 in King Co., WA
  58. Chenoweth, John R. b: 15 Jan 1934 in Baltimore Co., MD
  59. Chenoweth, John R. b: 17 Sep 1963 in Anne Arundel Co., MD comment: husband of Betty C.
  60. Chenowith, John T. b: 04 Mar 1963 in Anne Arundel Co., MD
  61. Chenoweth, John W. b: 05 Oct 1940 in Broward Co., FL
  62. Chenoweth, Joseph b: 29 Mar 1965 in Tarrant Co., TX
  63. Chenowith, Joseph J. b: 02 Apr 1966 in Harford Co., MD
  64. Chenoweth, Joseph M. b: 31 May 1973 in Harford Co., MD
  65. Chenoweth, Joseph W. b: 08 Apr 1965 in Harford Co., MD
  66. Chenoweth, Josephine b: 01 Jan 1922 in Wayne Co., IN comment: probable wife of Charles
  67. Chenoweth, Josephine N. b: 13 Jun 1954 in Baltimore Co., MD comment: related to Donald Lee & Robert Allen
  68. Chenowith, Joyce A. b: 30 Jan 1957 in Tarrant Co., TX
  69. Chenoweth, Joyce C. b: 11 Dec 1950 in Johnson Co., KS
  70. Chenoweth, Joyce R. b: 04 Dec 1948 in Randolph Co., WV
  71. Chenoweth, Judi L. b: 30 Jan 1952 in Valley Co., ID
  72. Chenoweth, Judith K. b: 05 Apr 1947 in San Mateo Co., CA comment: married Anthony S. Yano
  73. Chenoweth, Judy b: 21 Jan 1939 in Cowley Co., KS
  74. Chenoweth, Judy b: 08 Sep 1961 in Santa Cruz Co., CA
  75. Chenoweth, Julia J. b: 23 Nov 1973 in Shawnee Co., KS
  76. Chenowith, Julia L. b: 01 Jan 1970 in Dallas Co., TX
  77. Chenoweth, Julie G. b: 20 Aug 1957 in Routt Co., CO comment: wife of Richard
  78. Chenoweth, Julie K. b: 26 May 1961 in Sedgwick Co., KS
  79. Chenoweth, June b: 24 Oct 1933 in Cass Co., MI comment: maybe related to an Elmer
  80. Chenoweth, Karen A. b: 31 Jan 1953 in Los Angeles Co., CA comment: Karen A. Galvin married Richard Scott
  81. Chenoweth, Karen A. b: 03 Dec 1967 in Baltimore Co., MD
  82. Chenoweth, Karen L. b: 19 Nov 1950 in Boulder Co., CO
  83. Chenoweth, Karen S. b: 31 Dec 1963 in Piatt Co., IL
  84. Chenoweth, Karen S. b: 07 Sep 1971 in Multnomah Co., OR
  85. Chenoweth, Karen W. b: 21 Jan 1958 in Los Angeles Co., CA
  86. Chenoweth, Karin R. b: 22 Mar 1954 in Montgomery Co., MD
  87. Chenowith, Karla J. b: 22 Dec 1971 in Dallas Co., TX
  88. Chenoweth, Katharine A. b: 12 Dec 1930 in Mercer Co., NJ
  89. Chenoweth, Katharyn b: 12 Nov 1964 in Osage Co., KS
  90. Chenoweth, Katherine M. b: 22 May 1961 in Cherokee Co., KS
  91. Chenowith, Kathleen A. b: 06 Nov 1966 in Baltimore, MD
  92. Chenoweth, Kathleen L. b: 01 Jan 1959 in Fresno Co., CA
  93. Chenoweth, Kathleen N. b: 21 Aug 1946 in Norfolk Co., MA
  94. Chenoweth, Kathleen V. b: 17 Nov 1948 in Kern Co., CA
  95. Chenoweth, Kathryn L. b: 31 Dec 1975 in Boulder Co., CO
  96. Chenoweth, Kathryn L. b: 05 Nov 1963 in Los Angeles Co., CA
  97. Chinouth, Kathy L. b: 03 Jul 1949 in Stephenson Co., IL
  98. Chenoweth, Kelly J. b: 13 Jan 1960 in Johnson Co., KS
  99. Chenoweth, Kelly K. b: 28 Jul 1967 in New York Co., NY
  100. Chenoweth, Kenneth b: 07 Jul 1960 in Ramsey Co., MN
  101. Chenoweth, Kent b: 28 Jul 1953 in Spokane Co., WA
  102. Chenoweth, Kevin L. b: 29 Sep 1955 in Saginaw Co., MI
  103. Chinowth, Kimberly b: 10 Jan 1964 in King Co., WA comment: maybe child of John Bruce
  104. Chenoweth, Kimberly A. b: 25 Apr 1957 in Saginaw Co., MI comment: probably wife of Kevin L.
  105. Chenoweth, Kimberly S. b: 31 Dec 1968 in Tarrant Co., TX comment: Kimberly Shawn md (1) Harrol G. Latham, Jr
  106. Chenoweth, Koral G. b: 31 Jan 1968 in Howell Co., MO comment: wife of George A.
  107. Chenoweth, Kristin A. b: 07 Jul 1949 in King Co., WA comment: wife of Marc
  108. Chenoweth, Kristin M. b: 18 Jul 1965 in Johnson Co., KS
  109. Chenoweth, Krystal b: 02 Oct 1956 in Montgomery Co., OH
  110. Chenoweth, Larry G. b: 02 Sep 1963 in San Diego Co., CA
  111. Chenoweth, Larry S. b: 04 Mar 1945 in Boulder Co., CO
  112. Chenoweth, Laura A. b: 17 Jan 1965 in Monmouth Co., NJ
  113. Chenoweth, Laura J. b: 16 Sep 1948 in Macon Co., IL
  114. Chenoweth, Lazar R. b: 12 Nov 1961 in York Co., SC
  115. Chenoweth, Leah M. b: 06 Jul 1966 in Washington Co., MD comment: probably wife of Arthur (b: 13 Jun 1964)
  116. Chenoweth, Leslie A. b: 23 Nov 1971 in Kane Co., IL
  117. Chenowith, Leslie C. b: 21 Oct 1964 in Ada Co., ID comment: maybe child of Leslie Curtis, Jr
  118. Chenoweth, Leslie D. b: 29 Nov 1969 in Jack Co., TX
  119. Chenoweth, Lillian b: 30 Jul 1941 in Newport News, VA comment: wife of Eugene J.
  120. Chenoweth, Lillian H. b: 27 Oct 1912 in Baltimore Co., MD
  121. Chenoweth, Linda b: 20 Jun 1956 in Humboldt Co., NV
  122. Chenoweth, Linda B. b: 04 Mar 1945 in Nueces Co., TX
  123. Chenoweth, Linda T. b: 06 Mar 1947 in Fulton Co., GA comment: wife of David M.
  124. Chenoweth, Lisa b: 09 Jul 1962 in Clark Co., NV
  125. Chenoweth, Lisa L. b: 03 Dec 1960 in Montgomery Co., TX
  126. Chenoweth, Lloyd b: 09 May 1922 in Maricopa Co., AZ
  127. Chenoweth, Lois L. b: 05 Jun 1951 in Macon Co., IL
  128. Chenoweth, Lois R. b: 05 Jul 1945 in San Diego Co., CA
  129. Chinouth, Lolita A. b: 10 Aug 1938 in Lee Co., IL
  130. Chenoweth, Lonna S. b: 25 Apr 1931 in Multnomah Co., OR
  131. Chenoweth, Lora L. b: 26 May 1967 in Warren Co., OH comment: wife of Christopher D.
  132. Chenoweth, Loree J. b: 21 Jun 1955 in Multnomah Co., OR
  133. Chenoweth, Lori A. b: 23 Apr 1960 in Dallas Co., TX
  134. Chenoweth, Lucinda M. b: 06 Dec 1957 in Polk Co., WI comment: wife of Michael E.
  135. Chenowith, Luther M. b: 11 Sep 1966 in Anne Arundel Co., MD
  136. Chenoweth, Lynn M. b: 15 Oct 1949 in Greene Co, NY
  137. Chenoweth, Lynn W. b: 06 Jun 1939 in Cuyahoga Co., OH
  138. Chenoweth, M.F. b: 09 Jun 1927 in Broward Co., FL
  139. Chenoweth, M.S. b: 14 Dec 1947 in Multnomah Co., OR
  140. Chenoweth, Marcella E. b: 26 Nov 1927 in Brevard Co., FL
  141. Chenoweth, Margaret E. b: 12 May 1950 in Bell Co., TX
  142. Chenoweth, Marguerit b: 05 Jan 1918 in Richland Co., SC
  143. Chenoweth, Maria b: 01 Jan 1951 in King Co., WA
  144. Chenoweth, Maria B. b: 04 Jan 1964 in Coyell Co., TX
  145. Chenoweth, Marilyn b: 24 Jul 1933 in Montgomery Co., OH
  146. Chenoweth, Marjorie b: 29 Jul 1924 in Yakima Co., WA
  147. Chenoweth, Marjorie E. b: 08 Apr 1916 in Hidalgo Co., TX
  148. Chenoweth, Mark D. b: 01 Jun 1956 in Cobb Co., GA
  149. Chenoweth, Mark K. b: 13 Sep 1952 in Anne Arundel Co., MD
  150. Chenowith, Marnell L. b: 23 Nov 1939 in Ada Co., ID
  151. Chenoweth, Marquett b: 04 Dec 1946 in Denton Co., TX
  152. Chenoweth, Mary b: 09 Aug 1919 in Ocean Co., NJ
  153. Chenoweth, Mary b: 09 Sep 1919 in Ocean Co., NJ
  154. Chenoweth, Mary A. b: 29 Jan 1949 in Stanislaus Co., CA
  155. Chenoweth, Mary K. b: 12 Oct 1957 in Tulsa Co., OK comment: wife of Terry M.
  156. Chenoweth, Mary L. b: 13 May 1912 in San Bernardino Co., CA
  157. Chenoweth, Matthew D. b: 30 Nov 1969 in Jefferson Co., CO
  158. Chenoweth, Maymie E. b: 10 Mar 1900 in Los Angeles Co., CA
  159. Chenoweth, Michael b: 12 Dec 1967 in Monmouth Co., NJ
  160. Chenoweth, Michael A. b: 24 Nov 1953 in Franklin Co., OH
  161. Chenoweth, Michael D. b: 03 Feb 1967 in Jefferson Co., IL
  162. Chenoweth, Michael E. b: 15 Nov 1955 in Polk Co., WI
  163. Chenoweth, Michael K. b: 18 May 1969 in Des Moines Co., IA
  164. Chenoweth, Michael M. b: 04 Jul 1974 in York Co., SC
  165. Chenowith, Michael P. b: 05 Jul 1955 in Baltimore Co., MD
  166. Chenoweth, Michael P. b: 04 Oct 1956 in Cook Co., IL comment: husband of Barbel
  167. Chenoweth, Michael T. b: 16 Feb 1974 in Jefferson Co., CO
  168. Chenoweth, Michele L. b: 22 Aug 1967 in Queen Anne�s Co., MD
  169. Chenowith, Michele L. b: 14 Nov 1962 in Anne Arundel Co., MD comment: wife of John T.
  170. Chenoweth, Michele R. b: 07 Aug 1966 in Champaign Co., IL comment: wife of Donald
  171. Chinneth, Michelle L. b: 02 Dec 1965 in Suffolk Co., MA
  172. Chenoweth, Michelle L. b: 16 Oct 1973 in Denver Co., CO
  173. Chenoweth, Michelle M. b: 27 Jun 1958 in San Diego Co., CA
  174. Chenoweth, Mildred O. b: 12 Jul 1920 in Baltimore Co., MD comment: wife of John R.
  175. Chenoweth, Mildred W. b: 28 Mar 1926 in Troup Co., GA
  176. Chinneth, Milton b: 15 Jul 1940 in King Co., WA
  177. Chenoweth, Minerva L. b: 08 Oct 1939 in Contra Costa Co., CA
  178. Chenoweth, Miva D. b: 14 Oct 1956 in Multnomah Co., OR
  179. Chenoweth, Nadine P. b: 21 Sep 1966 in Ventura Co., CA comment: Nadine P. Sullivan married Gregory A.
  180. Chenoweth, Nancy b: 09 Nov 1941 in Montgomery Co., PA comment: probably wife of Russell
  181. Chinneth, Nancy b: 04 Jan 1955 in Sacramento Co., CA
  182. Chenowith, Nancy b: 10 Sep 1961 in Los Angeles Co., CA
  183. Chenowith, Nancy C. b: 30 Apr 1958 in Baltimore Co., MD comment: wife of Michael P.
  184. Chenoweth, Nancy D. b: 20 Oct 1953 in Los Angeles Co., CA
  185. Chenoweth, Nancy L. b: 26 Feb 1959 in Osage Co., KS
  186. Chenoweth, Natalie b: 11 Dec 1963 in Clark Co., NV
  187. Chenowith, Nellie b: 24 Apr 1958 in Placer Co., CA
  188. Chenoweth, Nellie J. b: 1 Nov 1891 in Clark Co., NV
  189. Chinneth, Nina J. b: 05 Jan 1969 in Tulsa Co., OK
  190. Chenoweth, Nora b: 21 Apr 1939 in Randolph Co., WV
  191. Chenoweth, Norman b: 13 Nov 1934 in Pasco Co., FL
  192. Chenoweth, Olita D. b: 23 May 1922 in Wise Co, TX
  193. Chenowith, Olive W. b: 07 Dec 1940 in Canyon Co., ID

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