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VOLUME 5 NUMBER 3 - Sep 2006
EDITOR: PETER C. CHENOWETH - E-MAIL: p.chenoweth@comcast.net


By Jon Egge
I don't believe anybody could have reviewed the 2006 Baltimore Family reunion better than Jon Egge has done in the following article - editor

Looking back now over four truly remarkable reunions, I am in wonder of each and every event. There has been a family bonding and sharing that is really quite remarkable. To attend a Chenoweth reunion is a joy indeed, and always "old cousins" renewed and new cousins found and greeted. We are flung across the country in diverse panoply of interests and experiences, yet sharing a common blood from ancestors who helped form us. There is wonderful warmth in meeting cousins and sharing a few days in various activities. The fact that a third or so of the reunion attendees are 4 time participants speaks volumes as to the benefits felt by attending these remarkable events. The Baltimore Reunion was well organized and there were many events to share: the day trip to Fort [DIRECTORS] McHenry and the raising of the flag; the recital by Bill Chinworth and his musical trio; the walking tours of Baltimore homesteads; and singing of Daniel Fred and his new wife Marisela from Sonora. This time, Daniel and his uncle also brought Daniel's father, Rogelio ("Roy").

Finally Pete, freed of Army obligations, made it to a reunion. He was a marvel. Pete warmed us up to the Relative Genetics presentation by Diahan Southard. I never fail to learn something new of this technology which offers the family a new way to understand it's common blood line. Pete was there to be a closer and snared seven samples, doubling our 4-year results to date with the promise of a few others. The aspects of this effort need a separate presentation. Saturday evening, Elmer Haile, Jr., all 96 years, showed up to help us celebrate the 300 plus years of the family in this first permanent home of the American family of Chenoweths. Deanna and I enjoyed Ford Chinworth's invitation to attend an outing to the renowned Baltimore aquarium and a family lunch with the Chinworths. If there was a disappointment it was that more of the local Chenoweths did not join in. There are 94 listings of Chenoweths in the Baltimore phonebook. It is the largest number of Chenoweths to be found in any single urban area of this country. They are all related despite the spelling differences of Chinowiths, Chenworths and Chenoweths. There was much they could have gained and provided, but their lack of interest is their own loss and testament to the on going genealogy problems of the family knowledge in Baltimore. The Chenoweths of our hostess, Lois Akehurst, were there in droves however. This is the line of John Chenoweth who married Anne Perrine, one of the several "lost lines of Baltimore". What fine people and we can thank Lois and her family for their great organization and friendship at the reunion. And as always there was the remarkable family picture taken this time in front of Fort McHenry.

There were Chenoweths. Margaret Meyett and her brother Richard Pitchard led the family line from the Goddins of West Virginia by Robert's daughter Rachel. Margaret had helped me over the years with a Goddin family study and it was great to finally meet her. She nestled right in with the ladies and their afternoon gabfests. Another Robert presence was Peggy and Dale Fulton of Amanda's Reips. The Illinois Fultons are 4 time veterans and it is always like meeting old friends. Willliam Pugh was represented by Darlene Dolbey and Keats Hunt. Keats was a "newbie' and I hope to see him again. He had a real interest in hooking up with the Colorado branch of Isaac Newton's line at some future event. Edmund Willis was another veteran from Lemuel's line and introduced us to his new bride of 2 months, Loretta. In talking to Loretta I found she grew up in Bristow, VA not too far from Johnson City, TN where one of the early Chenoweth migrations ended and where we still find the Chinouth family. As you can see, the line of Revolutionary John of Randolph Co., WV was well presented as always. In the line of William married Catherine Rinker, one of the two Williams of Warren Co., OH, we had Jean Terberg and her husband John from California. I was glad to met Jean after all these years and she found a closer cousin in veteran Bev Buchanan who attended with her husband Richard from Barbara Chenoweth's Martindales. Barbara was a sister to Jean's line of Casper. Bev has done some good work with her Downeys and Guyers. Myra Cruise attended without her motorcycle and soul mate Butch, and we were glad to see her again from this line of John(3)'s son Elias who had finally settled in Jay Co., IN. Laura Bartlett shares this Indiana heritage with Myra. For the first time I was attending as a descendant of John's son Thomas and for the first time I met a cousin from Nicholas Ruxton, the brother to my James Francis, in the form of Dale Alan Chenoweth and his family from Virginia. That was a treat for me. Michael Frederic and his wife Pamela surprised us by showing up. They had been at Portland and I have always had a great interest in the Chenoweths of Morgan Co., IN. Mike is from Absolom Jr.,'s line and hails from the Florida Keys. Mike and Pamela are proof that blood is thicker than politics. With a father named Karl Marx Chenoweth, what else could one be but a liberal. Mike and I traded jabs, but found remarkable common ground in interest and family. So in all we had people from four of the six sons of John(2).

Robert Edmind Chinowth and his daughter Linda Kidd joined us again representing Richard's line returning to Baltimore. Bob comes from the Tennessee line of Nicholas Chenoweth but lives in Illinois from when John, a grandson of Nicholas settled there in the 1850s prior to the Civil War. The Baltimore area Richards were represented by Barry and Kay Bogart of Delaware and Elmer Haile, Jr. both from Richard's son Thomas. Kay, a recent cousin contact, gains me access with a promising Baltimore area researcher; and Kay was thrilled to meet Elmer who was her husband's third cousin twice removed. Kay was presented with a special recognition award for her generous help with Pete's SSA project. Kay also presented me with a new twist of the maddening enigmas of Baltimore. Barry's ancestor Washington Chenoweth, brother to Elmer's John Bradford Chenoweth, had married Sidney Noohan and I had known that she was the daughter of Michael and Lettitia Noohan. What I had missed was the record that Lettitia was a Chenoweth, born 1791 and presents a new puzzle in the murk of lost Chenoweths in Baltimore. Barry is also a distant cousin to Humphrey Bogart. This rounded out the Richard attendees. Richard's line is the smallest in the family, but could be bolstered by some of what I call the "lost lines of Baltimore". Not one Chenowith presumed to be from these lines however attended, and a opportunity was lost.

We don't often get Hannah's but Ann Lieberson attended Saturday from Potomac, MD. Ann has been so helpful with the Virginia based Carters. I wish I had had a better chance to sit down with her, but it is a real treat to have one of the oldest daughter lines at the reunion. Maybe someday we will get a Peteet from Ruth.

Of course we had Arthurs, returning like lemmings to Baltimore. Orange t-shirts abounded. The Chinworth family was there in droves thanks to Bill and Ford. This line is believed to be Arthur2, Arthur3 Arthur4 from Robert who settled in Wabash Co., IN. Bill is a fearless leader and the Chinworths are always fun even if they can't spell. Robert Bond, a Baltimore native and descendant of Charity Chenoweth from William of Hampstead, attended. I had first met Robert in Elkins. Carl Bochau attended from Virginia. Carl grew up in Baltimore and descends from Richard Beasman. Carl and I have been exchanging information for years and it was great to finally be able put a face with the name. With Carl was his daughter Karen Ann Burke. George Samuel Chenoweth and Mary Ann came, another of a strong showing from Illinois. Mary Ann has delighted us over the year with her poems and they are another of the 4 time veterans. George is the last living Chenoweth named male in the line of Samuel and Pete was like a bulldog securing a DNA sample of this fabled line of Arthur's son Samuel which was part of the Cromwell marriages and the 2nd Baltimore immigration to Virginia. Evelyn Watkins and her daughter Andrea rounded out the Arthur descendants, another of the Illini contingent, was the sole representative of Arthur's son Richard even though almost half of the Chenoweths in Baltimore come from the line from Richard's son William who married Amy Davis. Evelyn, nee Bonebrake, is the second Evelyn Bonebrake in my file. The other is Evelyn Estella Bonebrake, also a descendant, who married Leonard C. Briody in Oregon. I suspect there is some Bonebrake connection.

William(2) was represented by 3 families of the cousin marriages, yellow for William and blue for John. All are reunion veterans. There was of course Greg who has become an old friend. There was Mile and Kay Chenoweth from Gas City, IN and Deanna was delighted of course to see Kay. We still have to convince Mike to start wearing a Yellow T-shirt as his name does come from the male side of these 3 unions. There are always plenty of Johns at any reunion. And of course there were the Newbys of Harold and Carolyn from Florida. Carolyn has been a great resource over the years.

You can't have a reunion without a slug of Thomas the youngest son and their green t-shirts. Albert Heller and his wife Delores represented Thomas, Jr. from Oregon. Albert had hosted the Beaverton reunion for us in 2004. Darla Lou Evan from Utah, another Thomas Jr. attended but I somehow missed her. Joyce Wiegand and her husband Dick were represent Richard from Thomas. Joyce, one of the reunion founders and the best registrar ever, is a main force behind the next reunion in Fort Wayne. Joyce and her husband Dick hail from Tippecanoe Co., IN, where her ancestor Richard settled in the 1840s from Pike Co., OH. Daniel Fred and the Sonora Mexican descendants of Somerville represented Elijah. It was a pleasure to meet his new wife Marisela and his father Rogelio. This was third reunion for Daniel and his uncle Gilberto. There are always Abrahams representing the youngest male line of the family. It is sort of like bookends. Lots of the oldest line and lots of the youngest. Pauline Reyman and Terry Chenoweth are from Abraham's oldest son William. Terry helped me a lot with the family of Robert P Chenoweth and is a veteran reunion attendee. Terry delighted us with an account of their run-in with the self-important rock star of Poison. Darrel Lee Chenoweth took in his first reunion and liked what he saw. He and his family are from Paoli, IN. There are Paolis in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Colorado as well as Indiana. In the family there was Paoli Samuel Clymer, in the line of Jonathon. Another Abraham is Denise Chenoweth of Skidmore, TX, also a reunion veteran. Denise's father had the extraordinary name of Levert Voltair Chenoweth. My closer cousin Dale talked to her about getting information on his great grandmother Rebecca Ann Perry Chenoweth who died in Cameron Co., TX

The family doesn't end here. There are what I term the unknown lines, those which we believe are part of the family but the link has been lost. The many attendees of the Baltimore marriage of John and Ann Perrine were wonderful hosts with a well-organized agenda. It was a delight to see all the smiling children, one who asked me every morning without fail if I had solved the mystery of who they were. Well maybe we can get this done before he becomes a genealogist himself. Pete, "the bulldog" got his sought for DNA sample of this line. There was also Terry Carlson from William, Jr. of Adams Co., OH. Terry is a Baltimore area resident and it was great to find someone in this line coming to a reunion. Besides unknowns there are "others" which are a great added dimension to the family. There is of course Pete and his wife Janet in their inaugural foray to the reunion, but Pete, our editor in chief and genealogist extraordinaire, doesn't really need an introduction. It was great to have his help and leadership. Pete's own DNA test proves our Cornish roots and is a step along the way. And then there is Edith Chenoweth and the Duys. What would a reunion be without Edith and her Chenoweth Tartan. In jest Edith claimed that Chenoweths had extra large big toes, and her daughter Lawra duly recorded an assortment of "big- toed' cousins. Edith's line from Frederick Chenoweth came from Cornwall via Canada before landing in the US. Edith always adds character to the reunion.

What fun these reunions are. You always meet new people and they are all family. There are lots of things to learn from each other and many ways to enjoy the day. The trip to Baltimore for Deanna and I had the added highlight of spending a few days at the Smithsonian, seeing Antietam and Gettysburg and Deanna's pottery trip among the Amish of Lancaster. Ford and John have directed us to good eats for Chesapeake. Why would you not want to attend a Chenoweth reunion? Fort Wayne will be something special with a warm Hoosier welcome.



Prepared by:

Michael Chenoweth, Treasurer


Registration, photographs, paperweight



Banquet, Ice Cream & Cake, Breakfast Buffet, meeting rooms, gratuity, etc


t-shirts 138 shirts


newsletters, registration, postage, paper


Bus service + gratuity


Portland Host travel & lodging


Relative Genetics Diahan Southard Presentation fee, travel & lodging


Francis Graham Foundation (in memory of William Akehurst)


Photographer & 50 8X10 photographs


recognition awards


Ft McHenry admission 57 adults did not have passes


candy, tablecloths hospitality room extras, flags, Ft. Wayne, IN presentation slides







Note: We have a few reunion shirts available for sale at $20, and very few reunion photos left at $10. Anyone interested can best contact Joyce Wiegand by email. <wiegandrj@aol.com>


(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, My sister Patricia Diane Chenoweth Conway had a new grandson recently. Our father was Edd P. Chenoweth, son of Clark Chenoweth, our Grandfather. I believe we go back to John.

The new member is Court Hunter Conway, born 7/17/06, son of Stephen and Stormy Conway in Texas. Sorry, I don�t have the city with me right now. I can get it for you if you need it.

18 Jul 2006
Donna Chenoweth Beekman

P.S. Due to your doing the Memoriam list I have made a friend of a widow of a Chenoweth here in Tulsa. I had met them briefly while doing some political canvassing and told them I was so excited when I had seen the name Chenoweth on my list. I didn�t even know they existed. James Chenoweth died this past November of MS, when I saw his name on your list I sent Cheryl a card and she called me. We have talked a couple times, once for over an hour. Another thing that was interesting was that we both trace back to John. She did mention she will be having another grandchild this year to add to our big family, so we�ll be watching for that.

Thanks again for you and Peter�s work on the Chenoweth ancestry.


I recently purchased an original copper etching by Mary Chenoweth at an estate sale here in Memphis, TN. It is an abstract of chickens numbered 3/7 and signed Chenoweth. On the back it states it was framed at the Colorado Springs Fine Art School. Can anyone give me information on the artist. I feel it is a valuable piece and can send a picture if you would like. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

31 May 2006
Debbie Ross

Any assistance in identifying Mary would be greatly appreciated. There have been a number of prints by Mary Chenoweth for sale on ebay and I have yet to identify her. - editor


I was reading your geneology newsletter and thought I should add our newest Chenoweth: Sarah Emily Chenoweth 5/26/05 (John) born at home in Antelope, CA. Thanks.

2 Apr 2006
Nicole Chenoweth

Nicole Allen is the wife of Blair Anthony Chenoweth and the information is greatly appreciated � jon egge


Was glad to receive your Chenoweth Newsletter. I would like permission to place a copy of your newsletter in the genealogy library of Pickaway Co., OH. I am a volunteer there and there is little about the Chenoweth�s in our files. Would that be all right with you?

28 Mar 2006
Cinda Justice

Both Jon and I have no problem with copies of the newsletter being placed in the library and appreciate the effort. - editor


I received your Chenoweth Newsletter dated Mar 2006 through a cousin. In the newsletter it reads:

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)

The fact is Mr Thornhill died in Morgantown, Monongalia Co., WV.

In the �Do You Know These People� I have some info on the following:

Chenoweth, Joyce R. b:04 Dec 1948 in Randolph Co., WV � Joyce was a Royer. She was married to Gary Chenoweth whose father was known as �Buss� (possibly Clee) mother is Virginia. This was Gary�s second wife and they are now divorced (First wife was Peggy Farris? They are divorced) Gary and Joyce had one son. All three of them still live in Randolph Co., WV.

25 Mar 2006
Faye Isenhart

Thank you for your assistance, the information is greatly appreciated � editor


Under the �Do You Know These People� list is the following:

Chenoweth, Jody I. B: 3 Jul 1972 in Tazewell Co., IL comment wife of Dale. That�s my sister�the wife of Dale comment is incorrect. She is the daughter of Dale Chenoweth and she married Terry Eaton.

14 Mar 2006
Mike Chenoweth

Didn�t know you had a sister, thanks for the information � jon egge


Dear Cousins,

Sad news, Cousin Margaret has passed away. Here is the information that I found on her:

Margaret Luella Shipp Henley (Oklahoman, The June 19, 2006)

Margaret Luella Shipp Henley was born September 2, 1922 at home in Oklahoma City, the only child of Edwin Turner and Luella Packer Shipp. She attended Shields Heights School, Capitol Hill Junior and Capitol Hill Senior High where she graduated in 1940. Following graduation she attended Oklahoma City Junior College where she received her Associate Arts Degree. She is a retired control bookkeeper having worked many years at John A. Brown Co. and Standard Drilling Co. Since retirement her life has been busy working on the Family Tree and in 1989 co-authored a book with Marie Eberle on the Carter Family. She belongs to Ebenezer Fletcher Capter DAR where she is a past Regent; Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Illinois Genealogical Society, and both Kentucky Genealogical and Historical Societies. She has no living relatives. Services will be held 2PM, Monday, June 19, 2006 at the Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery.

22 Jun 2006
Karen Roberta Buffum-Knutson

Thank you for the information. Margaret was a major contributor to our database and her research expertise will be greatly missed. � jon egge


Hello Cousins,

The Baltimore cousins want to thank you for coming to the reunion. �WOW, our cousins across the country and Mexico are really nice people,� replied a first timer. Of course, all the rest of us know that already. :))

7 Sep 2006
Lois Akehurst
2006 Reunion Hostess

On behalf of all the reunion attendees, we thank you for all the effort that you and your family put into hosting this event. - editor



This newsletter listing 55 family members and 6 more of unknown or other lines that died within the last 17 months that we have knowledge of. The actual family numbers would be much higher if our ability to find them were better. There is always an larger portion amoung those named Chenoweth as we can use the name as a source in the SSA listings. Next in �findability� are those who have a closer Chenoweth named relative who might appear in an obit which allow obituary searches to focus on the name. The small portion, but larger in shear actual family numbers are those that are reported by various cousin during the quarter. In this listing the oldest is 100 and the youngest 23. Lines are represented from each of the 5 sons and those of their sister Hannah.

age 91 - MILDRED E. CLINGERMAN nee KELLEY (MINNIE9 COBERLY, JESSE CHENOWETH8, WILLIAM HARRISON7, MARGARET6 CHENOWETH, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 11, 1913 in West Virginia, and died May 03, 2005. She married (1) VIRGIL V. VANSCOY, son of JOHN VANSCOY and VIRGINIA HARTMAN. He was born March 05, 1905 in West Virginia, and died November 05, 1963. She married (2) WILLIAM CLINGERMAN.

age 82 - CHARLES LEROY CARY was born March 14, 1924, and died June 28, 2006. He married June 30, 1960 in Amelia Co., VA LOSEY JOE9 PIERCE (IRENE DORSEY 'DOSS'8 SMITH, ELIZABETH JANE 'LOSIE '7 CHENOWETH, DAVID WASHINGTON6, ROBERT T.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1). She was born December 11, 1930 in South Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV, and died June 12, 1994 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.

age 69 - FRANCES CHENOWETH nee KAUFMANN was born August 25, 1936, and died July 01, 2006 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. She married October 24, 1953 in Rahway, Union Co., NJ ROBERT ALLEN10 CHENOWETH (CHRISTOPHER CARROL9, CHARLES CLARENCE8, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS7, EDWARD PUGH6, JEHU5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He was born December 04, 1935 in Cassville, Monongalia Co., WV, and died December 08, 2002.

age 96 - MARY ELIZABETH9 PADDEN nee WESTCOTT (MARY ELIZABETH8 BRASINGTON, MARY EMILY 'POLLY'7 MCDOWELL, CATHERINE CRISSY6 CASEBIER, ELIZABETH5 CHENOWETH, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 15, 1909 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, and died November 25, 2005 in Pierce Co., WA. She married JOHN RICHARD PADDEN September 11, 1948 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He was born September 13, 1920, and died February 28, 2004. (Mary was instrumental in recording the Casebier genealogies of the family.)

age 76 - MILTON DOERR10 CASEBIER (JOSEPH MILTON9, WALTER VICTOR8, LOUIS DUDLEY7, ABSALOM BURDINE6, ELIZABETH5 CHENOWETH, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 28, 1929, and died May 14, 2006. He married LUCILLE KATHRYN STEINMEYER. She was born June 04, 1932, and died May 05, 1999.

age 95 - ORVA JESSE 'O.J.'10 BUMP (MYRTLE ANNIE9 HILL, NORA AGNES8 GERRISH, MARY JANE7 VERTREES, LUCINDA6 CHENOWETH, JACOB VAN METER5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 16, 1911 in Brown Co., IL, and died February 23, 2006 in Mount Sterling, Brown Co., IL. He married ETHEL MAY 'TEDDY' WAGNER


age 78 - DON LELAND9 CHENOWETH (AVERY HOBART8, CHARLES BRUCE SEACORE7, WILLIAM SMITH6, JACOB5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 18, 1927 in Mason City, Mason Co., IL, and died December 26, 2005.

age 84 - LOLA MAE CHENOWETH nee CARTER , daughter of RICHARD and DORA CARTER, was born August 12, 1921 in Indiana, and died April 27, 2006 in Los Angeles Co., CA. She married JAMES ALBERT10 CHENOWETH (JAMES ARTHUR9, OSCAR BURNS8, JAMES MONROE7, JOEL6, JACOB5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1), He was born October 21, 1923 in Grant Co., IN, and died September 17, 1995 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

age 77 - WAYNE HOWARD10 HOLLOWELL (IRWIN LESLIE9, LESLIE8, SILAS DIXON7, JOHN CHENOWETH6, RACHEL5 CHENOWETH, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 12, 1928 in Oklahoma, and died July 15, 2005.

age 50 - DAVID WILLIAM10 CHENOWETH (FLOYD JUNIOR9, FLOYD WELCOME8, JAMES HENRY7, ELIAS BIRDINE6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 25, 1956 in Perry, Dallas Co., IA, and died July 21, 2006 in Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL. He married DEANN RAE HALL

age 81 - DWIGHT J. 'DJ'9 CHENOWETH (DWIGHT W.8, WILLIAM HARRISON 'SWELLY'7, ELIAS BIRDINE6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 11, 1925 in Table Grove, Fulton Co., IL, and died August 18, 2006 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM. He married MARY ELMA O'REILLY 1944. She was born October 18, 1923, and died April 1993.

age 97 - HARRY FRANKLIN8 CHENOWETH (WILLIAM HARRISON 'SWELLY'7, ELIAS BIRDINE6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 23, 1908 in Fulton Co., IL, and died March 28, 2006 in Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. He married LUELLA MAE BARKER February 08, 1930 in Lewistown, Fulton Co., IL, daughter of ELMER BARKER and MAUDE WRIGHT. She was born August 13, 1909 in Fulton Co., IL, and died December 07, 2003 in Macomb, McDonough Co., IL.

age 72 - JAMES WILLARD9 BUFFUM (NOLA ARENA8 WESTLAKE, RHODA PEARL7 CHENOWETH, EDWARD WOODWARD6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 16, 1933 in Table Grove, Fulton Co., IL, and died April 15, 2005 in Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL. He married DORIS KERSEY

age 90 - ROSEMARIE9 HALL nee HEBRANK (DORA C.8 CHENOWETH, MILES A.7, JAMES FRANCIS6, JAMES FRANCIS5, NICHOLAS RUXTON4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 24, 1915 in near Council Grove, Morris Co., KS, and died March 10, 2006 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. She married (1) LEE BUCKLEW. She married (2) ? GRIEFER. She married (3) JERRY HALL.

age 89 - ALBERTA MAY STIMSON nee SPRAGUE-COWART was born August 10, 1916, and died April 21, 2006 in Burbank, Los Angeles Co., LA. She married WAYNE CURTIS9 STIMSON (CARL BERTRAM8, ELLA MAY 'NELLIE'7 THOMPSON, REBECCA BRUCE6 CHENOWETH, JAMES BRUCE5, JAMES4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) July 1945. He was born April 23, 1915 in Ogallala, Keith Co., NE, and died June 27, 1993 in Burbank Los Angeles Co., CA.

age 82 - GERALDINE9 KINNISON nee ERWIN (GERTRUDE OLIVE8 THURMAN, ELIJAH NATHANIEL 'LIGE'7, JOSEPH ABSOLOM6, MARY5 CHENOWETH, ABSOLUM4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 26, 1924 in Britton, Oklahoma Co., OK, and died June 2006. She married (1) WALDRON WALLS May 28, 1944 in New York City, NY. He was born May 31, 1925, and died May 10, 1981. She married (2) ROLLY KINNISON. He was born April 29, 1916 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, and died February 19, 2002.


age 79 - MARIA VICTORIA CHENOWETH nee AMODEO daughter of SONTI AMODEO and ROSA MESSINEO. was born February 24, 1927 in Sicily, ITALY, and died August 18, 2006 in Oregon. She married JAMES RUSSELL9 CHENOWETH (JOHN LEWIS8, WILLIAM LEWIS7, MATHIAS ROSE6, LEWIS ROSE5, JOHN4, ARTHUR3, JOHN2, JOHN1) September 26, 1961 in MEXICO. He was born August 25, 1925 in Kalispell, Flathead Co., MT, and died February 24, 2005 in Oregon.


age 63 - FRANK E.9 CONLEY (MERRELL FRANK8 CONLEY SARAH A.7 GRAY, GEORGE GRANT6, AGNES5 CHENOWETH, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born May 22, 1942 in Cove, Union Co., OR, and died June 30, 2005 in Joseph, Wallowa Co., OR. He married SUSAN L. ?

age 90 - VEDA M. MILLER nee HOUX born August 07, 1914, and died April 27, 2005. She married January 02, 1935 in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., WA RICHARD NATHAN8 MILLER (ANNA E.7 GRAY GEORGE GRANT6, AGNES5 CHENOWETH, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1). He was born December 14, 1913 in Lower Cove, Union Co., OR, and died February 15, 1979 in La Grande, Union Co., OR.

age 90 - DELDA E.8 SMITH nee GRAY (NATHAN TAYLOR7 GRAY GEORGE GRANT6, AGNES5 CHENOWETH, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born October 30, 1915 in Lower Cove, Union Co., OR, and died April 21, 2006 in Union Co., OR. She married ROBERT NORVAL SMITH in Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR. He was born September 09, 1910, and died June 21, 1971 in La Grande, Union Co., OR.

age 74 - TERRANCE HALE8 CHENOWTH (CHARLES AUGUSTUS7, JOHN ADDISON 'GUS'6, JOHN AUGUSTUS5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born February 18, 1932 in Lordsburg, Hidalgo Co., NM, and died August 24, 2006. He married CAROL ANN BAGLEY January 31, 1955 in Yuma, Yuma Co., AZ. She was born August 09, 1937 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI, and died June 21, 1998 in San Diego Co., CA.

age 23 - AUGUSTUS RAY10 CHENOWTH (TERRY DOUGLAS9, DOUGLAS GIFFORD8, HOWARD PINCKNEY7, JOHN ADDISON 'GUS'6, JOHN AUGUSTUS5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born February 02, 1983 in Douglas, Cochise Co., AZ, and died April 22, 2006 in New York

age about 64 - JOSEPH P. SHEPSKO was born Abt. 1942, and died June 25, 2006 in Christiana, New Castle Co., DE. He married IRMA FAYE9 CHENOWETH (LEE8, ROBERT PACE7, ISAAC NEWTON6, ARCHIBALD S.5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1)


age 83 - MARGARET LUELLA8 HENLEY nee SHIPP (LUELLA7 PACKER, MARY LUELLA6 OAKES, MARY5 CARTER, HENRY BOWEN4, JAMES3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born September 02, 1922 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, and died June 16, 2006. She married RAY T. HENLEY. (Margaret co-authored the Carter Cousin books with Marie Eberle.)

age 90 - JOHN TERRELL8 RUTHERFORD (CHARLES ALBERT7 RUTHERFORD, JOHN CARTER6, JAMES WILLIAM5, MARY SUSAN 'POLLY'4 CARTER, JOHN3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born March 10, 1908 in VIrginia, and died July 12, 1982 in VIrginia. (corrected... this was incorrectly listed as a 2006 death)

age 64 - WILLIAM CUSTIS9 CARTER (JOHN WOOD8 CARTER CUSTIS LEE7, CHARLES WILLIAM6, JOHN ARTHUR5, ELIZABETH K.4, JOHN3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1), b. March 24, 1941, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA; d. May 25, 2005, Lancaster Co., PA; He married (1) PEGGY DAWN WRIGHT. He married (2) SUE ANN GRAY. He married. (3) ISABEL STOCKTON McCLEARY. He married (4) DEBORAH LYNN POWER

age 72 - JAMES RICHARD8 CHENOWETH (JOHN EDGAR7, THOMAS BEASMAN6, JOHN BAXTER5, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born July 16, 1933 in Trinidad, Las Animas Co., CO, and died May 02, 2006 in Trinidad, Las Animas Co., CO.

age 93 - JEANETTE CHENOWETH nee KIRKMAN , daughter of NEAL KIRKMAN and CHRISTINA GOEHNER, was born June 09, 1913 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, and died July 17, 2006 in Lexington, Davidson Co., NC. She married HAROLD EUGENE9 CHENOWETH (ORVILLE OTTO 'ORA'8, WILLIAM ALBERT7, CHARLES WESLEY6, WILLIAM THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) 1936. He was born April 07, 1908 in Ohio, and died October 08, 1994 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

age 88 - JOHN E.8 DODSON (GRACE7 CANOLES, EDWIN T.6, JULIANNA5 CHENOWETH, RICHARD BEASMAN4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born April 14, 1917 in Washington, DC, and died April 11, 2006. He married GEORGIA PINKHAM

age 100 - WINIFRED WOOD , daughter of W. WOOD and EDITH SAYLER. She was born April 09, 1905 n Angola, Steuben Co., IN, and died August 25, 2005 in Bowling Green, Wood Co., OH. She married March 13, 1926 in Decatur, Adams Co., IN FORREST STANLEY8 WARNER (FRANCIS NELSON7, ROBERT NELSON6, MARGARET JANE5 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1). He was born August 31, 1903 in Convoy, Van Wert Co., OH, and died March 08, 1980 in Bowling Green, Wood Co., OH.

age 86 - ANITA VALYN CHENOWETH nee MOLLOHAN was born November 03, 1919 in Tate Creek, Braxton Co., WV, and died April 29, 2006 in California. She married JAMES CRAWFORD8 CHENOWETH (JAMES WILLIAM7, WILLIAM ANDREW6, RICHARD5, RICHARD B.4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1). He was born December 22, 1913 in Henry Co., TN, and died November 15, 1974.

age 73 - JANET LEE CHENOWETH nee FRITTER was born October 08, 1932, and died August 14, 2006. She married GEORGE FRANKLIN8 CHENOWETH (WILLIAM E.7, RICHARD TURNER6, HORACE 'HORRIS' O.5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1). He was born January 31, 1916 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died March 22, 1993.

age 82 - ALFRED PAUL7 CHENOWETH (ALFRED LEONARD6, GEORGE5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born June 21, 1924 in Garrison, Baltimore Co., MD, and died July 21, 2006 in Baltimore Co., MD.

age about 78 - MARIE E. ? was born Abt. 1928, and died July 14, 2006. She married WILLIAM WALLACE9 CHENOWETH III (WILLIAM WALLACE8, WILLIAM WALLACE7, WILLIAM JOHN6, RICHARD B.5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born April 01, 1925 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died April 27, 1993.

age 85- MARY ELLEN ALLEN nee REED , daughter of FRANK REED and MELROSE HUDDLESTON, was born April 16, 1921, and died August 09, 2006 in Texas. She married GEORGE WILLIAM 'WILLIE'6 CHENOWETH (JOHN P.5, GEORGE WASHINGTON4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1). He was born August 18, 1915 in Jack Co., TX, and died January 20, 1949 in El Paso, El Paso Co., TX.

age 91 - LESTER LEROY8 SUTTON (ORLANDO HERSCHEL7, LEONARD HUBBLE6, JONATHAN5, DAVID4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born March 12, 1914 in Goldendale, Klickitat Co., WA, and died January 29, 2006. He married (1) BETTY IRENE MALCHAN. He married (2) RHODA RITTENHOUSE STINES

age 91 - GLADYS MARIE CHENOWETH nee SNYDER , daughter of ROSS SNYDER and VIVIAN ROHRABAUGH, was born September 23, 1914 in Kosciusko Co., IN, and died July 03, 2006 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY. She married KEITH JOHNSON9 CHENOWETH (HARVEY CLAUDE8, JOHN HENRY7, WILLIAM C.6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 JOHN1) Abt. May 1938. He was born July 17, 1915 in Marshal Co., IN, and died January 05, 1993 in Indiana.

age about 62 - JAMES HAROLD9 CHENOWETH, JR. (JAMES HAROLD8, CHARLES NELSON7, WILLIAM C.6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1944 in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL, and died August 18, 2006 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. He married DONNA J. BLAIR.

age 90 - FRANCIS MARION8 CHENOWETH (CAREY ROSS7, GEORGE W.6, ISON5, EDWARD4, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born July 18, 1916 in Parsons, Labette Co., KS, and died August 01, 2006 in Parsons, Labette Co., KS. He married MARIAN ESTHER ADDIS December 25, 1937 in Parsons, Labette Co., KS, daughter of JESSE ADDIS and FAYE ULLERY. She was born December 12, 1915, and died December 21, 1995 in Labette Co., KS.

age 86 - ROSE EILEEN CHENOWETH nee WOODS was born March 01, 1919, and died December 04, 2005. She married ALBERT JENNINGS7 CHENOWETH (DAVID THEODORE6, ISAAC JACKSON5, ISAAC J.4, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) 1946 in Galveston Co., TX. He was born July 27, 1906 in Levenworth Co., KS, and died March 23, 1985 in Pierce Co., WA.

age 38 - DENISE AN10 DESHAZER nee STARK (REX G.9, REX G.8, LILLIE7 CHENOWETH, JAMES WILLIAM6, THOMAS LEWIS5, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born October 11, 1967, and died March 29, 2006. She married RAYMOND DESHAZER.

age 82 - CHARLES CHENOWETH7 BASINGER (EMMA6 CHENOWETH, ELIJAH5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born April 03, 1924 in San Bernardino Co., CA, and died August 17, 2006 in Fairfield, Solano Co., CA. He married (1) MARTHA POWERS. He married (2) JOANN RAMBAUD.

age 79 - MARCELETTE JENELLE8 SMITH nee CHENOWETH (EARL FRANKLIN7, GEORGE EDGAR6, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born July 27, 1925 in Hinton, Caddo Co., OK, and died May 06, 2005. She married (1) JAMES FIELDING CAPPS. He was born November 29, 1920 in Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, and died in Oklahoma. She married (2) PAUL GASTON PASTELL June 21, 1967. He was born February 28, 1925, and died November 03, 1971. She married (3) GLYNN RICHARD 'COTTON' SMITH

age 87 - ELDRED EARL8 CHENOWETH (EARL FRANKLIN7, GEORGE EDGAR6, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born December 19, 1928 in Hinton, Caddo Co., OK, and died August 05, 2006 in Mobile Co., AL. He married ANGELINE FRANCIS 'ANN' SPATAFORE

age 33 - ROBIN MONIQUE9 BRYANT nee RIGHTMIRE (EULA SHARON8 CHENOWETH, CHARLES MILTON7, CHARLES MILTON6, CHARLES EDWIN 'EDWARD'5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born October 05, 1972 in De Queen, Sevier Co., AR, and died July 17, 2006 in Oklahoma. She married (2) STEVE BRYANT

age 88 - MILDRED ALICE CHENOWETH nee LIVENGOOD was born February 27, 1918 in Indianapolis, Custer Co., OK, and died June 26, 2006 in Oklahoma. She married ROY MORRIS7 CHENOWETH (GEORGE EDGAR6, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1).

age 68 - BILLY GEORGE8 CHENOWETH (GEORGE ELLIS7, GEORGE EDGAR6, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5, LUKE4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born July 28, 1937 in Oklahoma, and died July 16, 2006 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK. He married EVELYN MARIE DAVIS, daughter of RUPERT DAVIS and MATTIE RENFRO.

age 82 - VELLINEA 'VELMA'8 DAVIS nee SCOWDEN (NOAH CLEVELAND7, SAMUEL PARKER6, DORCAS5 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR4, RICHARD3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born June 08, 1923 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, and died December 09, 2005 in Broward Co., FL. She married ERNEST DAVIS.

age 97 - BLANCHE RUTH CHENOWETH nee BOONE was born April 30, 1909 in Delphi, Carroll Co., IN, and died July 02, 2006. She married GEORGE FRANKLIN7 CHENOWETH (MERRIL MARTIN6, GEORGE D.5, URIAH4, RICHARD3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) June 13, 1928 in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL. He was born January 18, 1903 in Chicago., Cook Co., IL, and died September 17, 1954.

age 84 - LEON CURTIS POWERS was born August 31, 1921, and died January 27, 2006. He married MARY LOUISE8 CHENOWETH (ANDREW GLENN7, ANDREW CARSON6, JOHN JOHNSTON5, WILLIAM4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1)

age 85 - MARGARET MAY8 FRAZIER nee CHENOWETH (EMIL ANDREW7, ROBERT P.6, JOHN JOHNSTON5, WILLIAM4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born May 02, 1920 in Benton Co., IN, and died November 14, 2005. She married ROBERT PRESTON FRAZIER UNKNOWN LINES:

age about 63 - DARRELL WAYNE4 CHENOWITH (MACK BURGASS3, JAMES GARRISON2, JOHN PRICKETT1) was born Abt. 1943 in Atkins, Pope Co., AR, and died July 20, 2006 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY. He married (2) UTA H. ALVES.

age 62 - LINDA JANE CHENOWITH nee MORPHIS , daughter of JAMES MORPHIS and NOVA MORGAN, was born October 12, 1943 in Russellville, Pope Co., AR, and died December 20, 2005. She married RAYMOND L.5 CHENOWITH (HARVEY4, JAMES GARRISON3, JOHN P.2, THOMAS1). He was born May 31, 1940.

age 51 - WILLIAM WHITE 'BILL'6 GALLION III (CHARLOTTE MAE5 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM HENRY4, GEORGE H.3, WILLIAM H.2, RICHARD C.1) was born March 08, 1955, and died June 08, 2006. He married Mrs. MYRA L. RYAN OTHER LINES

age 93 - MARY ELODIE11 SIMMONS nee QUIN (JOHN CHENOWETH10, LAURENTIA9 CHENOWETH, JOHN8, EDWARD7, JOHN6, EDWARD5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born May 05, 1911 in Ottawa, KS, and died February 05, 2005 in John Knox Care Center, Lee's Summit, MO. She married CHARLES ALWYN SIMMONS.

age 77 - NANCY ANN CHENOWETH nee HIGGINS was born September 23, 1928, and died December 22, 2005 in Rutherford, NJ. She married WILLIAM FRANK12 CHENOWETH (JAMES HARVEY11, WILLIAM CLAWSON10, WILLIAM E.9, JOHN8, EDWARD7, JOHN6, EDWARD5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) August 16, 1952. He was born July 29, 1924 in Minchow, Kansu (Ganzu), China, and died March 15, 1983 in New Jersey.

age 56 - ELIZABETH JOYCE was born December 21, 1939 in Jersey City, NJ, and died July 02, 2006 in Port Monmouth, Middletown Co., NJ. She married BERNARD F. "BERNIE"13 CHENOWETH (BERNARD LAWRENCE12, JAMES LEO11, JOHN BENJAMIN10, WILLIAM E.9, JOHN8, EDWARD7, JOHN6, EDWARD5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) Abt. 1960

By Jon Egge, WA
(9th Installment of a series - This is the first installment on the grandchildren.)
Menu of previous series articles

Four Johns, 4 families

In the 3rd generation, there were 4 John Chenoweths, one would die in Frederick Co., VA and one in neighboring Berkeley Co., VA. Richard�s son John, died first and youngest in Baltimore Co., MD, all the others lived into the 19th Century. John, the son of Thomas, died out west in Vigo Co., IN. Two served in the American Revolution. They were the sons of Arthur and Thomas. Both served from Maryland and both became Sergeants. Both died in 1820. John�s son, John, was the first, born in 1735 in Baltimore Co and moved with his parents to Virginia, then the frontier. He was the 2nd son in his family. He married twice, first to Mary Smith and second to Eleanor Parke. He eventually settled in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV) having 9 children, William, the oldest was by the first wife, and the other 8 all believed to be from Eleanor. When John died, he mandated in his will that his lands be sold and the monies to be divided evenly among his children. This had the impact of forcing the family west. Four of the sons, William, Absolom, James and Elias, migrated to Ohio and John IV settled in Washington Co., IN. Two of the Ohio sons, James and Elias, later settled in other parts of Indiana. Three of the daughters, Mary, Eleanor and Rachel, married Ashbrooks, two of whom were sons of Mary Chenoweth, John�s sister. They went to Kentucky. The family of Elizabeth �Betsy�, who married Alexander Monroe, Jr., has never been detailed. They went to Indiana. The only remnant of the families of John that stayed in Virginia was Mary Chenoweth, the oldest daughter of William. She married Abraham Cresswell and in the 1850 Census, three of her descendant families are found in Hampshire Co.

JOHN3 CHENOWETH (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 13, 1735 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., MD, and died April 29, 1812 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV). He married (1) MARY SMITH? Bef. 1760. She was born Bet. 1730 - 1743. He married (2) ELEANOR PARKE Aft. 1760, daughter of ROGER PARKE and HANNAH ARNOLD. She was born Bet. 1735 - 1740, and died Bet. 1819 - 1820 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV).


  1. WILLIAM S.4 CHENOWETH, b. Bet. 1755 - 1760, Frederick Co., VA; d. Abt. September 23, 1838, Bath Twp., Allen Co., OH; Stepchild; m. (1) CATHERINE RINKER, Abt. 1780, ?Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; b. December 08, 1765, Frederick Co., VA; d. Abt. 1809, Frederick Co., VA; m. (2) ANN (LEWIS) MCCOOL, November 1811; b. Abt. 1779, Virginia; d. 1852.

    Children of JOHN CHENOWETH and ELEANOR PARKE are:

  2. ELIZABETH 'BETSY'4 CHENOWETH, b. 1764, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. 1829, Southport, Marion Co., IN; m. ALEXANDER MONROE, JR., March 19, 1782, Frederick Co., VA; b. March 1756; d. November 20, 1842, Southport, Marion Co., IN.
  3. ABSOLUM CHENOWETH, b. 1767, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Aft. 1850; m. NELLIE REED; b. Bet. 1762 - 1778; d. Unknown.
  4. JAMES CHENOWETH, b. December 16, 1768, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. May 1846, Delaware Co., IN; m. SARAH MCBRIDE, Abt. 1790; b. Bet. 1774 - 1780, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Aft. 1843, prob Grant Co., IN.
  5. JOHN CHENOWETH, b. December 16, 1768, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. October 15, 1847, Posey Twp. Washington Co., IN; m. MARY ANN �POLLY� SWITZER; b. September 07, 1773, Frederick Co., VA; d. November 29, 1851, Posey Twp. Washington Co., IN.
  6. ELEANOR CHENOWETH, b. 1774, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Unknown; m. LEVI ASHBROOK, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); b. Abt. 1761, Virginia; d. Unknown, St Louis, MO.
  7. RACHEL CHENOWETH, b. 1777, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Bef. 1850; m. ABSOLUM ASHBROOK, Frederick Co., VA; b. Bet. 1770 - 1774, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Bef. March 1841, Kentucky.
  8. MARY W. CHENOWETH, b. 1779, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Aft. 1810; m. JOHN ASHBROOK; b. Abt. 1769, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. June 28, 1819, Allison Twp., Lawrence Co., IL.
  9. ELIAS CHENOWETH, b. October 10, 1781, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Bef. 1870, prob Indiana; m. NANCY CARLETON, Abt. 1804, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); b. July 02, 1784, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Bef. 1870, Prob Indiana.

Arthur�s son John was by far the most prosperous of any of the 3rd generation. Having served in the Revolution with his brother Arthur, Jr. in the New York conflicts, he was captured and later released. He married Hannah Cromwell and settled in Frederick Co., VA after the war. His brother Samuel, who had married Hannah�s sister, soon joined him, the two forming what I call the 2nd Virginia migration. John built a home called �Rock Hall� that still stands today. He and Hannah had 8 children. The oldest, Sarah, married Joseph Taylor and went to Pennsylvania. So did John�s sons Arthur and Joshua. Arthur owned an inn in New Castle. The son Richard Chenoweth received the bulk of John�s estate, but died shortly after his father�s death. His wife Mary Gorrell died ten years later. Richard�s children scattered across the country ending up in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Tennessee and California. John�s daughter Ruth married James Marion Oufett. There were 3 children, but it is not known what happened to them. Nor have we been able to trace yet the family of Cloe Chenoweth who married James John Strode. The youngest of the daughters, Hannah Chenoweth married George Harris. They had one son, Thomas Alexander Harris, who became a Congressman from Missouri and a general in the Confederate Army. He never married. John, Jr. had the biggest and most diverse family. He married Mary V. Davenport and they had 10 children. They would pull out of Virginia just before the Civil War and settled in Putnam Co., IN. Alexander Crawford Chenoweth, who wrote the early genealogy of this prosperous family, was a grandson of John, Jr. At the time he was living in New York City, having married Catherine Richardson Wood, the daughter of Fernando Wood, one of the city�s mayors.

JOHN3 CHENOWETH (ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born July 01, 1745 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died September 11, 1820 in Darkesville, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV). He married HANNAH CROMWELL 1765 in Anne Arundel Co., MD, daughter of WILLIAM CROMWELL and CONSTANT WILMOTT. She was born November 20, 1742 in Maryland, and died 1803 in Darkesville, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV).


  1. SARAH �SALLY�4 CHENOWETH, b. 1766, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Unknown; m. JOSEPH TAYLOR; b. 1742, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Unknown.
  2. RICHARD B. CHENOWETH, b. 1768, Baltimore Co., MD; d. October 1823, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); m. MARY GORRELL, November 10, 1800, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. Abt. 1782, Martinsville, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); d. Aft. March 22, 1833.
  3. JOSHUA CHENOWETH, b. 1769, Baltimore Co., MD; d. February 05, 1856, Lawrence Co., PA; m. ELNORA HOLMES, 1796, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. 1779, Pennsylvania; d. January 14, 1861, Lawrence Co., PA.
  4. RUTH CHENOWETH, b. 1772, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Abt. 1819; m. JAMES MARION OUFETT, April 27, 1806, Maryland; b. Abt. 1770; d. 1824, Cumberland, MD.
  5. CLOE �ELSEY� CHENOWETH, b. Bef. 1774, Baltimore Co., MD; d. November 1793; m. JAMES JOHN STRODE, March 29, 1787, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. December 20, 1727, Chester Co. PA; d. March 07, 1795, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV).
  6. JOHN CHENOWETH, JR., b. March 08, 1774, Baltimore Co., MD; d. August 18, 1864, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN; m. MARY V. DAVENPORT, November 22, 1798, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. October 27, 1779, Jefferson Co., VA; d. June 04, 1864, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN.
  7. ARTHUR CHENOWETH, b. Bet. 1770 - 1780, Baltimore Co., MD; d. August 10, 1827, on the road between Philadephia and New Castle, PA; m. (1) CATHERINE LAKE, January 12, 1807, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. Bet. 1770 - 1780; m. (2) MARIA REBECCA REYNOLDS, Aft. 1813; b. 1790, Pennsylvania; d. 1855, presumed Lawrence Co., PA.
  8. HANNAH CHENOWETH, b. 1780, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Bef. 1850; m. GEORGE HARRIS, October 23, 1798, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. Abt. 1769, Maryland; d. June 17, 1832, Front Royal, Frederick Co., VA.

Richard�s son John married Frances Haile. Today his line forms most of what descends from Richard�s family. John died in his 30s leaving Frances a widow. A bitter struggle developed between John�s siblings and Frances over the estate of Richard Chenoweth who died shortly after John. The result seems to have favored Frances leaving the Chenoweths with little of the original estate. In the 1790s Frances migrated to Washington Co., TN where other of her Haile siblings had settled. John�s line descends from three of these children that settled there with their mother, Elizabeth who married her cousin Thomas Hale, and the sons Archibald and Nicholas. There was a son named Richard who was mentioned in his grandfather�s will, but he does not appear among the Tennessee lines and it is not known whether he accounts for some of those lines that are known as the lost �Baltimore� lines of Chenowiths. The Tennessee lines of John Chenoweth did use some unique spellings that have become identifiers among descendant lines today. These are Chenowth, Chinowth and Chinouth. Though a small segment of these lines still live near Johnson City, TN today where the family settled, most migrated west starting just before the 1850s to Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Arizona and California.

JOHN3 CHENOWETH (RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1746 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died Bef. December 04, 1781 in Baltimore Co., MD. He married FRANCES HAILE 1757 in Batimore Co., MD, daughter of GEORGE HAILE and ELIZABETH CHAFFINCH. She was born Abt. 1739, and died 1815.


  1. JOHN4 CHENOWETH, b. Aft. 1764, Baltimore Co., MD.
  2. PARMENUS CHENOWETH, b. Aft. 1764, Baltimore Co., MD.
  3. RICHARD CHENOWETH, b. Aft. 1764, Baltimore Co., MD.
  4. RUTH ANN CHENOWETH, b. Aft. 1764, Baltimore Co., MD.
  5. ARCHIBALD CHENOWETH, b. 1769, Baltimore Co., MD; m. PRUDENCE BARNES, February 19, 1803, Berkeley Co., VA (now WV); b. Bet. 1764 - 1784.
  6. ELIZABETH CHENOWETH, b. 1770, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Aft. 1850, Washington Co., TN; m. THOMAS HALE, Abt. 1789; b. 1770, Washington Co., TN; d. December 1848, Washington Co., TN.
  7. NICHOLAS CHENOWETH, b. 1773, Baltimore Co., MD; d. 1851, Washington Co., TN; m. RUTH HAILE, Abt. 1795, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1777, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Aft. 1850, Washington Co., TN.
  8. SARAH FRANCES 'FANNIE' CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1780, Baltimore Co., MD; d. Aft. 1860.

John, the son of Thomas, married Rachel Kerr, probably in Allegany Co., MD. He migrated to Mason Co., KY with his siblings after the death of their father Thomas. There Rachel appears to have died and John remarried to Mary Van Buskirk. He settled for a while in the Ross/Pike Co. area of Ohio with his brothers and then moved on to Vigo Co., IN where he died on March 03, 1820. Though he had 12 known children by his two wives, the line is thinly developed. To date I have only been in contact with a dozen descendants of this family. The male Chenoweth lines are thinner yet. Nothing is known of the oldest son Thomas. The daughter Sarah married Lewis Rodgers and the known line is less than 30 names at present. The son John married another Rachel Kerr. The male Chenoweth name in this family has died out and what little that descends is passed down through the daughters. The same is true for the son Eli. Elijah married and divorced Mary O�Dell. One daughter is said to have been born. Rebecca married Thomas Carter and much of this line remains elusive. It is not known what happened to the daughter Mary. She may have married James Sheern or Sherwin. The information of five children of the second marriage to Mary Van Buskirk is only a little better. Isaac married Isabella McElwain and handled his father�s estate. This is the most robust line of any of John�s children and does carry the Chenoweth name to present day. Isaac and his family lived in neighboring Vermillion, Co., IN where other Thomas(2) lines would settle. Samuel went to Kentucky and married Priscilla Hitt. One daughter is known. William died in Vigo Co. unmarried and Elias is not known to have married either. Anna married Thomas Williams and went to Kansas.

JOHN3 CHENOWETH (THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born May 15, 1751 in Frederick Co., VA, and died March 03, 1820 in Vigo Co., IN. He married (1) RACHEL KERR 1780, daughter of BENJAMIN KERR. She was born Bef. 1766, and died January 16, 1792. He married (2) MARY VAN BUSKIRK March 11, 1793 in Shelby Co., KY, daughter of MICHAEL VAN BUSKIRK and MARY VAN DEVENTER. She was born October 17, 1766 in Virginia, and died October 24, 1849 in Vermillion Co., IN.


  1. THOMAS4 CHENOWETH, b. January 13, 1782, Maryland; d. Aft. February 1840.
  2. SARAH CHENOWETH, b. April 08, 1783, Maryland; d. March 22, 1823, Vigo Co., IN; m. LEWIS RODGERS; b. February 02, 1780; d. March 06, 1838, Vigo Co., IN.
  3. JOHN CHENOWETH, b. February 17, 1785, Marland; d. January 30, 1857, Vermillon Co., IN; m. RACHEL KERR, December 14, 1809, Ross Co., OH; b. 1785; d. June 05, 1848, Vermillon Co., IN.
  4. MARY CHENOWETH, b. October 11, 1786, Maryland; d. Bef. October 1824.
  5. ELI CHENOWETH, b. March 20, 1788, probably Kentucky; d. March 12, 1845, Vigo Co., IN; m. RHODA ROGERS, June 18, 1812, Ross Co., OH; b. 1791, Ohio; d. Aft. 1850.
  6. REBECCA CHENOWETH, b. December 31, 1789, Kentucky; d. 1856, Rome, Peoria Co., IL; m. THOMAS CARTER, March 08, 1812, Ross Co., OH; b. June 29, 1789, Kentucky; d. October 22, 1845, Vermilion Co., IL. vii. ELIJAH CHENOWETH, b. January 09, 1792, Mason Co., KY; d. 1834; m. MARY O'DELL, November 26, 1812, Adams Co., OH; b. Bet. 1785 - 1797; d. Unknown.

    Children of JOHN CHENOWETH and MARY VAN BUSKIRK are:

  7. ISAAC4 CHENOWETH, b. December 17, 1793, Shelby Co., KY; d. April 30, 1856, Vermillion Co., IN; m. ISABELLA McELWAIN, June 12, 1817, Clinton Co., OH; b. May 27, 1800, Pike Co., OH; d. February 20, 1856, Vermillion, Co., IN.
  8. SAMUEL CHENOWETH, b. February 17, 1796, Kentucky; d. Bef. March 01, 1830, Bourbon Co., KY; m. PRISCILLA HITT, 1820, Kentucky; b. Bet. 1791 - 1804; d. Unknown.
  9. WILLIAM CHENOWETH, b. October 08, 1798; d. August 13, 1827, Vigo Co., IN.
  10. ELIAS CHENOWETH, b. March 17, 1801; d. Bef. 1842.
  11. ANNA CHENOWETH, b. March 28, 1809, Ross Co., OH; d. March 30, 1884, near Wellsville, Franklin Co., KS; m. THOMAS WILLIAMS, December 27, 1827, Vigo Co., IN; b. Abt. 1806, Virginia; d. February 25, 1871, Franklin Co., KS.

In the 1850 Census there are 14 families of the Chenoweth family living in Vermillion Co., IN. All are from the Thomas line. John�s families account for 7 of these. Another 4 still live in Vigo Co and 3 in Tippecanoe Co. One other family lives in Cass Co, and 4 others are scattered to Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin for a total of 19 families and 82 people. That same Census finds 23 families and 128 people from Richard�s son John living in Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky. Arthur�s son John accounts for 28 families and 145 people living primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Indiana. Families of John�s son John exceed the other 3 combined, numbering 75 families and nearly 400 people spread out to 8 states, but primarily based in Indiana and Ohio.

Remember these? For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930s and '40s. Before there were Interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields. They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet part, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet, and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.

Burma Shave 			Burma Shave			Burma Shave

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

A Barrel of Darrells

One of the more unique near cousin contacts I made was Darryl Roderick Chenoweth of Breckenridge, MN. This started with one of my �cold calls�. Darryl is from one of our unknown lines of William, Jr. who married Sarah M. McClelland on March 29, 1830 in Adams Co., OH, a family described on page 631 of the Harris book. William was born March 03, 1803 in Ohio. The location would make you think of a Thomas line, and the only known fit would be the son William, whose family and life has been obscured by the clouded past. Unlike his six brothers, William did not move directly north into Scioto Valley. Cora Hiatt told us nothing about his family and Shirley Harris insisted by mistake that he married Catherine Rinker. This placement is easily disproved as William the son of Thomas is clearly in Mason Co., KY in 1790 when William S. was still living back on Back Creek in Frederick Co., VA.

Probably the best clue we have to William, the son of Thomas, is given by his grand nephew, Abraham J. Chenoweth of Kansas in a letter dated July 12 1887 as found in the Draper Papers.

"Several years ago I undertook to gather information concerning my ancestors so as to make a family tree. I have corresponded with persons, mostly Chenoweths, in KY, OH, IN, IL, IA, WI, NE, KS, CO, MO, TX, MD, and DC and have been unable to learn anything concerning my grandfather's brother William, son of Thomas. I will give you a small part of the family tree although it may be of no interest or benefit to you & give the time of birth of all of Thomas's children which might help you decide the identity of the Richard and William you are concerned with [JE:Draper was looking for Richard and William of Jefferson Co., KY, who are Richard3 John2 and William4 William3 John2]. The 7 sons and 1 of the daughters [I assume to be Mary] of Thomas settled in Ohio in a very early day. It was in 1790 or 99 that Arthur, Abraham, John and Richard settled on the Scioto River in what became Pike Co. and Thomas and Elijah near the center of the state in Franklin Co. I don't know at what date, but possibly the same, that William located on the big Miami where Dayton is. He returned to Kentucky in a few years and all trace of him and his family was lost as far as I have been able to learn. Arthur and Abraham died and were buried in Pee Pee Twp., Pike Co. OH. John didn't remain in that country very long, but moved to Indiana & located where Perryville now is. Thomas and Elijah died in Franklin Co., OH. Richard and his wife went with 2 of his sons and their family to Indiana in 1830....."

This journey described by Abraham is verified in fact. Harris mistakenly includes it under William married Elizabeth Hutchinson, now known as William, Jr.

�William came to Hamilton County, Ohio in 1795, wintered there until the following spring, and then traveled north up the Miami valley to Montgomery County, near the present day site of Dayton. In 1798 he paid taxes there. In 1803 he is found in Beaver Creek Two., Greene County, Ohio��

William, Jr. did not leave Virginia until about 1813, so the story belongs to the William of Thomas. It is an aggregate of various historical records. By Census, William had at least 3 sons. The only record of a name for these sons is Michael, described in an early lease document. Nothing more is known of Michael and record found tells names for the other two, but William, Jr. of the Adams Co. marriage fits well. Perhaps DNA testing will help solidify this possibility and give a male line from this lost son of Thomas. William, Jr. settled in Jasper Co., Iowa and Darryl�s line descends from his youngest son, Andrew Jackson Chenoweth.

Darryl tells me that there are 24 ways to spell Darrell. In 1983 Darryl wrote letters to all the persons that he could find with the same name as his (variations in spelling) and got several replies. Three of these contacts list below supplied good information for my file:

  • DARREL WAYNE7 CHENOWETH (V. TIMOTHY6, JOSEPH FOSTER5, JOHN C.4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born February 15, 1881 in Iowa, and died July 12, 1948 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID. He was the first Darrel in the family
  • DARREL BRUCE 'JACK8 CHENOWETH (BRUCE TARKINGTON7, V. TIMOTHY6, JOSEPH FOSTER5, JOHN C.4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born April 30, 1902 in Boise, Ada Co., ID, and died October 16, 1988 in Ada Co., ID. He married RUTH E. MARKS June 14, 1925 in Cascade, Valley Co., ID. She was born July 11, 1901.

    Other �Darrells� in my file are:

  • DARREL LEE9 CHENOWETH (ORA GLENN8, EDWIN DUNCAN 'EDWARD'7, EDWIN DUNCAN6, GABRIEL5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1 was born January 21, 1930 in Westimber, Washington Co., OR, and died November 03, 1930 in Cowlitz Co., WA
  • DARREL LEE9 CHENOWETH (NORMAN DALE8, JAMES ABRAHAM7, JOHN ARTHUR6, ABRAHAM JOHN5, JOHN4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) presently lives in Louisville, KY, has a son Darrel Lee Chenoweth, Jr.
  • DARRELL LEROY8 CHENOWETH (OLIVER H. 'OLLIE'7, THOMAS HENRY6, GEORGE HENRY5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born September 28, 1907 in Ohio, and died February 05, 1990 in Ohio. He married EDNA L. GROFF, daughter of ALBERT and GENEVIEVE GROFF.
  • DARRELL NELSON9 CHENOWETH (HORACE CASPER8, JAMES WESLEY7, WILLIAM THOMAS6, CASPER5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 11, 1917 in Oregon, and died May 05, 1991 in Dayton, Columbia Co., WA. He married VIOLA HARMON.
  • DARYL DEAN10 CHENOWETH (LAWRENCE DEAN9, IRA WILLIAM8, WILLIAM ALVA7, HEZEKIAH STITES6, CASPER5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 01, 1943 in Satanta, Haskell Co., KS, and died November 02, 1943 in Satanta, Haskell Co., KS.
  • DERREL WAYNE9 CHENOWETH (FLOYD8, DANIEL MCLEAN7, ISAAC NEWTON6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 16, 1928 in Springfield, Baca Co., CO, and died June 28, 1986 in Springfield, Baca Co., CO. He married THELMA MARIE BECHTLE January 29, 1950 in California, daughter of RALPH BECHTLE and LAVINA GRIFFITTS. She was born September 08, 1924 in Colorado.

    Even a daughter�..


    Unknowns Lines:


    And of course Darryl himself and his grandson


The Nashs of Kentucky

There are 3 known lines to present day of the children of Richard of Louisville. Thomas and James S represent the male side and Amelia, who married Harmon Nash, the only daughter line. The lines of Thomas and some of James went to Indiana. Some of James and what we know of Amelia stayed in Kentucky. Three other daughters are said to have married: Jane to William Miller, Naomi to Frederick Henry Kalfus and Ann to Joseph William Bonderant, Jr. Nothing is known about what happened to William and Jane Miller. The marriage of Naomi, is puzzling. I am not sure it is right. There is another cited marriage of Nancy the daughter of Thomas to a Henry Kalfus. Both marriages are in Shelby Co., KY a year apart. In my mind, something here is confused. Naomi would have been about 45. Henry Kalfus died a few years later. The daughter Ann had two sons and her husband died when they were still boys. I believe I found one son, Joseph Bonderant in Sullivan Co., MO in 1880 with a wife Laura and 4 children. This deserves to be researched. Tabitha never married. Harris tells us she was a teacher at the Armstrong Baptist Academy located about 3 1/2 miles NE of Bokchito in Bryan Co., OK. This school had the object of "Christianizing" Choctaw Indians. After she returned to Kentucky she lived with Mrs. Frances Boyle, her niece.

Amelia, also called Mildred by Cora Hiatt, married Harmon Nash, the son of Thomas Nash and Mary Porter. Hiatt listed 6 children. Harris has the names of 9, but adds nothing about the three additions. Cora gave us a few hints on three of the children. Amelia Naomi married James Porter, the son of John Porter and Margaret Baird, and their seven children are described in Harris, but only three of these have continuations. How John Porter relates to Mary Porter, the mother of Harmon Nash is unknown to me. The families of Thomas Benton Porter and Benjamin Rush Porter were described in a World Family Tree as submitted by Robert Kenneth Sacks. The information on Benjamin by Robert was a bit more detailed. For both Thomas and Benjamin we were able to trace out this limited information in the 1850 through 1880 Censuses in which Thomas moved from Kentucky to Monroe Co., MO while Benjamin stayed in Jefferson Co., KY near Middletown. So far this has not led to further development and both these families are ripe for additional research. The real bulk of the known Porter descendant line goes through the daughter Martha Jane Hobbs Porter who married Reuben W. Hawkins on December 24, 1850 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. Here we have some 150 names and three signed-in cousins. Darroll Lee Hawkins came to the Bowling Green reunion and did the leg work for setting up the family corporation. Darroll, an engineer who lives in Louisville, has been most helpful to me in adding to the lines of Martha�s Hawkins.

AMELIA 'MILDRED'4 CHENOWETH (RICHARD3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1774 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV), and died May 1835 in Jefferson Co., KY. She married HARMON NASH June 01, 1792 in Jefferson Co., KY, son of THOMAS NASH and MARY PORTER. He was born 1765 in Pennsylvania, and died 1812 in Natchez, LA.


  1. ELIZABETH FRANCES5 NASH, b. January 16, 1795, Jefferson Co., KY; d. November 26, 1884; m. ? RUSH; b. Bet. 1780 - 1800.
  2. AMELIA NAOMI NASH, b. 1797, Jefferson Co., KY; d. August 21, 1874; m. JAMES PORTER, June 19, 1823, Jefferson Co., KY; b. Abt. 1779, Somerset Co., MD; d. Aft. 1850.
  3. THOMAS J. NASH, b. 1799, Jefferson Co., KY; d. Bef. 1880, Union Co., KY; m. MARY VANCE; b. Abt. 1813, Kentucky; d. February 1891.
  4. FRANCES 'FANNY' NASH, b. 1802, Jefferson Co., KY; d. November 1875; m. THOMAS BOYLE; b. Abt. 1797, Pennsylvania.
  5. POLLY 'MARY' NASH, b. 1804, Jefferson Co., KY.
  6. RICHARD C. NASH, b. February 23, 1810, Jefferson Co., KY; d. February 04, 1865, Hardin Co., KY; m. LUCRETIA A. WELSH; b. Abt. 1822, Kentucky.
  7. HARMON NASH, b. Aft. 1792, Jefferson Co., KY.
  8. JESSE NASH, b. Aft. 1792, Jefferson Co., KY.
  9. MARTHA NASH, b. Aft. 1792, Jefferson Co., KY.

Unfortunately little else was known of the Nashs. Elizabeth Frances Nash is said to have married a doctor named Rush, but in the 1850 Census she is living with her sister Amelia Naomi�s family under her maiden name. Through the 1880 Census she remains single. Harris tells us that Fanny Nash married Thomas Boyle and had no children. We have located that family in the 1850 Census in Jefferson Co., and there are two children, Susan and Thomas, listed in that Census. Because of the statement by Harris it is hard to know what that means without a marriage date for Fanny or the relationship of these minors to Fanny and Thomas. This is another �needs to be researched� item. Living with Fanny and family is her sister Mary Nash, single, age 55. Richard C. Nash had two known children, James and Edmond. In preparing this article, I did some Census looking. The family has not been found yet in the 1850 Census, but as his son James was born about 1842 by the 1860 Census, they should be somewhere. Edmond married a Margaret but they had no children. His mother Lucretia, Richard�s widow, was living with them near Middletown in the 1900 Census. Edmond and Margaret are found in the 1910 and 1930 Censuses, and by the latter, had moved back to Louisville. James P. married a Mary and had two sons. One, Samuel Foree died before the 1900 Census. The other Richard, at age 31, was still living with his parents in the 1900 Census. I was not able to trace this any further.

In the Spring of 2005, Leroy Armstrong of Evansville, IN contacted me with this message �Hi; I just found out that my great grandmother, Amanda Nash was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Her father was Thomas J. Nash. They lived in Union Co. KY. According to the info on your web site, Thomas is the son of Harmon Nash who married Amelia Chenoweth. I would like to get in touch with other Nash cousins. Is there any way to do this through this site. I would appreciate any help although your site has been a big help already�. This was sure a day brightener. I had previously looked at this family in the 1850 Census without any confirmation that this was right, but now, a further look adding in later Census data confirmed Leroy�s Email statements. Cora had listed Thomas as having sons Samuel, Marion, and Joseph. Harris did add that the wife�s name was Mary Vance and that they lived in Union Co. All that seems to match in the Census was Thomas. His age was right, but was this the right family?

Nash: Thomas J - district 2: page 497: dwelling 376 (Thomas J 50-KY farmer, wife: M.M. 37-KY, dau: A. M. 19-KY, sons: Harmon B. 17-KY, Thomas J 9-KY, & F. M. 7-KY, dau: Mary B 5-KY, son: Jas G 2-KY)

IN 1860 we find that wife M. M. is Mary and the son described as Jas G. is really Joseph G. and should have been read as �Jos G.� In 1910 we find that F.M. Nash is Francis Marion. It appears that Harmon may have been Harmon Samuel. This family indeed fits. Cora and Harris left us important clues, but confirmation was only to be found by looking at the Census detail through each successive Census. When I first looked my sole easy access was the 1850 Census. It was a daunting task to reel through microfiche for subsequent details, when the premise was unconfirmed to begin with. The more recent access to Internet Census data has eased the researcher�s task and shortcut the time involved. A.M. in the Census it turns out is Amanda M. Nash. The 1880 Census is interesting. Thomas has died, and Mary Nash, widowed, is living with her unwed son Joseph and a granddaughter Dona Boster. Amanda Nash according to Leroy had married Anderson Jack Boster and had two daughters, Dora Ellen, Leroy�s grandmother and Cora, before Amanda had died on September 20, 1870 in Webster Co., KY. As we see Dora went to live with her grandmother Mary. Cora is found with the family of her uncle, Thomas S. Nash.

THOMAS J.5 NASH (AMELIA 'MILDRED'4 CHENOWETH, RICHARD3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1799 in Jefferson Co., KY, and died Bef. 1880 in Union Co., KY. He married MARY VANCE. She was born Abt. 1813 in Kentucky, and died February 1891.

Children of THOMAS NASH and MARY VANCE are:

  1. AMANDA M.6 NASH, b. Abt. 1831, Kentucky; d. September 20, 1870, Webster Co., KY; m. ANDERSON JACK BOSTER, January 23, 1866; b. Abt. 1831, Gallia Co., OH.
  2. HARMON SAMUEL NASH, b. Abt. 1833, Kentucky.
  3. THOMAS S. NASH, b. January 1841, Kentucky; m. SUSAN C. ?; b. July 1845, Kentucky.
  4. FRANCIS MARION NASH, b. March 1843, Kentucky; m. MARY FRANCIS ?; b. September 1847, Kentucky.
  5. MARY B. NASH, b. Abt. 1845, Kentucky.
  6. JOSEPH G. NASH, b. March 1848, Union Co., KY.
  7. MARTHA F. NASH, b. Abt. 1851, Union Co., KY.

There is much here to develop and all this whets the appetite to find more of Amelia�s Kentucky Nashs.

An interesting discussion about Census data

In August 2006, Pete posed to me an interesting question. He had found a 26 year old John Shinneworth living in Union Co., IN with Charles Connaway. This John had not been identified. Single individuals, lacking related family members often are too vague to make a sure identification. This was not a good match with any John born in Indiana that we were aware of. Surprisingly, Pete found that Charles Connaway had married into the Chenoweth family, his wife being Maria G. White a great granddaughter of Mary Chenoweth. Mary was born in Ohio and Charles in South Carolina. They made their home in Union Co., IN. This appears to be a co-incidence because John does not seem to match any data we have on the Warren Co., OH Chenoweths which would be the closest relatives to Mary White Connaway. John Cheneworth appears in the same county twenty years later in 1900 living with what appears to be Meridith Connaway and his family. Meridith was a son of Charles. Now John says he is 49 and that his parents were born in Indiana. Again there does not seem to be a reasonable match with this �older� John but it would seem logical that the 1880 John and the 1900 John are the same individual. In 1900 John says he is widowed. Perhaps he married a Connaway. We know little of what happened to most of the Connaway family.

Since there is no good match to this John before and after these two entries, Pete wondered if the �John� might be William T. the son of Joseph Chenoweth and Sophia Taylor. He based this observation on the fact that William is found in 1850 & 1860 with his parents and then not again until 1910 in an old veterans home in Grant Co., IN. In this later Census he appears to be divorced, but the Census taker�s �S� for single and �D� for divorced are very similar. Likewise his �Js� and �Ts� are somewhat alike. As this is the only Census where we acquire William�s middle initial, perhaps he is William John. The information in 1850, 1860 and 1910 is very consistent. The information in 1880 and 1890 is at variance, but that could be explained if William was not the one giving the information and it was rather distorted data filtered through the Connaway family. In Pete�s favor, in 1880, Thomas the brother of William T. is also found living in Union Co. just a couple of Census pages away. Union Co. is not a place where you ever find much of the Chenoweth name.

These sorts of arguments are common. They are not readily resolved. It would be nice if we could find some collaboration, identifying the unknown John and adding to the knowledge of William T., but the leap is really too great to say with any certainty. While puzzling through all this, I happened on the listing of John Corwine Chenoweth in Vermillion Co., IN. I had forgotten to fill in that we had found him living with his mother and stepfather in 1880, As I looked at it I realized he probably should be findable in the 1870 Census as well, and searching under Jacob Nathan, the name of his step father, I found John and his sister Rachel in the same household. We had not identified Rachael and John was mistakenly listed as a Jacobs. In that Census John is listed as a cripple. So we have him now in 4 successive Censuses from 1850 through 1880. What happened next is unknown.

Walter Thompson and the Franklins

Having an internet site for genealogy is a lot like fishing, another pastime of mine that is a pleasant way to while away the hours. When fishing you never know what the next moment is going to bring and the size of �fish� that is going to hit your line. In September of 1996, just nine months into this project, I had a large strike when Walter Thompson of Ellery, IL contacted me. Walter�s line is from Jonathan, one of the three 4th generation sons of William Chenoweth and Ruth Calvert of Frederick Co., VA. Like the children of Jonathan�s brother William, many of Jonathan�s grandchildren ended up in Pike Co., IL. In both instances these families came from Kentucky, down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi. It was here on September 21, 1838 that Sarah �Sally� Chenoweth, the daughter of Jonathan, Jr., married Seaborn Solomon Mayfield, a native of Tennessee.

Seaborn is a colorful name and distinct, something you come to appreciate in this endeavor. This marriage is in the Harris book on page 80, handed down from Cora�s 1925 book. The list of Mayfield children were added in the spring of 1996 by Robert D. Mustain of Los Angeles whose brother had married Helen Maxine Mayfield, a great granddaughter of Sally and Seaborn. Robert had sent me a letter out of the blue, admiring the website, then in its infancy. Walter�s line tied into the oldest of the Mayfield children, Mary Jane Mayfield, born May 07, 1844 in Pike Co., IL. She married John Franklin and Walter�s work ran to over 500 descendants and spouses of this 6th generation daughter and some 690 names. This line presents a family that has been in Illinois for over 170 years.

The Thompson name in this line started with the marriage of two of the Franklin daughters to two Thompson brothers, sons of Alfred and Martha Franklin. The detail of the families was extraordinary. Much of Walter�s work had involved phone calls and letters to current family members, a talent and occupation I have come to know first hand. It came to be a very rewarding experience to contact near kin that you have never met, but ones with whom you share an immediate bond and heritage. So complete were Walter�s efforts, I have added very little to this part of the file in the intervening 9 years. The one �fish� that got away was Jay Franklin of Georgia who found our material 3 years later and who descends from the Franklin son Walter. This is one of those sad instances of a contact, despite repeated requests and promises never added into the database. Fortunately there are more �Walters� than �Jays� out there. It is a line that now beckons for Census work.

Walter�s work was sent by US Postage and involved hours of transcription. Electronic trees are much faster to add allowing one to cut and past into the database. The other advantage in electronic data is that it tends to eliminate typos that my �nimbleless� fingers seem to endlessly create. There comes a deep appreciate in this endeavor for the time and patience so many cousins have taken upon themselves to find and set down the connected families. The database we are building will someday astonish a future unborn generation of Chenoweth descendants

SARAH 'SALLY'6 CHENOWETH (JONATHAN5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1818 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1880. She married SEABORN SOLOMON MAYFIELD September 21, 1838 in Perry twp., Pike Co., IL, son of JAMES MAYFIELD and NANCY GORE. He was born 1815 in Overton Co., TN, and died Unknown.


  1. MARY JANE7 MAYFIELD, b. May 07, 1844, Pike Co., IL; d. December 14, 1924, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO; m. JOHN FRANKLIN, Bef. 1861, Brown Co. or Pike Co., IL; b. October 1824, Pike Co., IL; d. 1910, Dallas Co., MO.
  2. JASPER 'JAP' MAYFIELD, b. July 07, 1848, Illinois; d. Bet. 1910 - 1920; m. CYNTHIA PARRICK, Abt. 1875; b. September 08, 1857, Illinois; d. 1939.
  3. RACHEL MAYFIELD, b. November 1849, Illinois.
  4. AMOS MAYFIELD, b. March 31, 1852, Perry, Pike Co., IL; d. November 12, 1923, Missouri Twp., Brown Co., IL; m. ROWENA W. VANCE, 1876; b. February 15, 1860, Timewell, Brown Co., IL; d. May 16, 1937, Quincy, Adams Co., IL.
  5. LUCINDA MAYFIELD, b. 1856, Illinois.
  6. FRANCIS M. 'FRANK' MAYFIELD, b. 1859, Brown Co., IL; m. (1) HATTIE LELBURN, Abt. 1877, Brown Co., IL; b. Abt. 1859, Illinois; d. Abt. 1883; m. (2) SARAH E. SIMS, Abt. 1884; b. Bet. 1854 - 1866.
  7. SEABORN MAYFIELD, JR., b. 1861, Illinois; m. FANNIE McOREAR, Abt. 1884, Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL; b. Bet. 1856 - 1966.

MARY JANE7 MAYFIELD (SARAH 'SALLY'6 CHENOWETH, JONATHAN5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 07, 1844 in Pike Co., IL, and died December 14, 1924 in Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO. She married JOHN FRANKLIN Bef. 1861 in Brown Co. or Pike Co., IL. He was born October 1824 in Pike Co., IL, and died 1910 in Dallas Co., MO.


  1. DOUGLAS F.8 FRANKLIN, b. 1861, Brown Co., IL; d. 1863, Brown Co., IL.
  2. BENJAMIN F. 'BEN' FRANKLIN, b. Abt. 1864, Pea Ridge Twp., Brown Co., IL; d. Aft. 1937, Enid, Garfield Co., OK; m. A. "MAE" CLAYTON, Abt. 1888; b. Abt. 1872, Brown Co. or Pike Co., IL; d. Enid, Garfield Co., OK.
  3. WALTER R. 'WALT' FRANKLIN, b. Abt. 1867, Pea Ridge Twp., Brown Co., IL; d. Abt. 1953, Oklahoma; m. MARTHA 'MATTIE' ?, February 19, 1883; b. May 1870, Illinois; d. Aft. October 1957.
  4. ERNEST FRANKLIN, b. Abt. 1868, Pea Ridge Twp., Brown Co., IL; d. Bef. 1910; m. IONA 'ONA' MIDDLETON, Brown Co., IL; b. March 1864, Missouri.
  5. IDA EUPHENIA MAE FRANKLIN, b. January 14, 1870, Timewell, Lee Twp., Brown Co., IL; d. July 07, 1955, Meredosia, Morgan Co., IL; m. ELBERT ELIHU JENNINGS BRYON THOMPSON, September 29, 1887, Hersman, Brown Co., IL; b. July 27, 1868, Hersman, Brown Co., IL; d. July 09, 1926, Versailles, Brown Co., IL.
  6. JOHN FRANKLIN, JR., b. 1871, Brown Co., IL; d. 1900, Dallas Co., MO.
  7. MARY JANE 'MOLLIE' FRANKLIN, b. April 05, 1874, Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL; d. May 29, 1957, Galesburg, Knox Co., IL; m. CHARLES ULISSES THOMPSON, March 29, 1888, Mt. Sterling, Brown Co., IL; b. March 31, 1866, Hersman, Brown Co., IL; d. December 16, 1951, Galesburg, Knox Co., IL.
  8. PEARL D. FRANKLIN, b. December 1878, Brown Co., IL.
  9. CHARLES FRANKLIN, b. July 1880, Brown Co., IL; d. 1900, Dallas Co., MO.
  10. CLARENCE FRANKLIN, b. August 1883, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO; d. October 01, 1959; m. NORA JANE RAINS, Abt. 1907 b. 1883, Missouri.



In this issue we present the last of the birth records of individuals that we had obtained from a website known as Any Birth Date. 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. Chenowith, Teresa b: Dec 19, 1963 lived in Tulare Co., CA
  2. Chenoweth, Teresa J. b: Jul 23, 1970 lived in Macon Co., ILcomment: possibly wife of Gerald L.
  3. Chenoweth, Teresa M. b: Aug 09, 1966 lived in Norfolk Co., MA
  4. Chenoweth, Teri b: Jul 17, 1957 lived in Maricopa Co., AZ
  5. Chenoweth, Terrie (Akers) b: Aug 04, 1962 lived in Pike Co., ILcomment: wife of Phillip
  6. Chenoweth, Terry E. b: Sep 17, 1942 lived in King Co., WA
  7. Chenoweth, Terry M. b: Sep 15, 1957 lived in Tulsa Co., OK
  8. Chenoweth, Theresa L. b: May 23, 1951 lived in Lane Co., OR
  9. Chenoweth, Thomas A. b: Jul 08, 1962 lived in RandolphCo., WVcomment: son of Nora
  10. Chenoweth, Thomas A. b: Nov 23, 1949 lived in Pasco Co., FLcomment: husband of Lavonne
  11. Chenoweth, Thomas C. b: Oct 21, 1953 lived in Lee Co., FLcomment: possibly Thomas Carl
  12. Chenoweth, Thomas H. b: May 13, 1941 lived in San Diego Co., CA
  13. Chenoweth, Timothy b: Nov 25, 1950 lived in King Co., WA
  14. Chenoweth, Tommy b: Apr 12, 1952 lived in Maricopa Co., AZ
  15. Chenoweth, Tracy L. b: Jan 28, 1973 lived in San Diego Co., CA
  16. Chenoweth, Tracy L. b: Sep 09, 1964 lived in San Diego Co., CA
  17. Chenoweth, Troy T. b: Mar 11, 1964 lived in Cowley Co., KS
  18. Chenoweth, Troy W. b: Jan 24, 1958 lived in Washington Co., CO
  19. Chenoweth, Valera V. b: Feb 14, 1917 lived in Randall Co., TX
  20. Chenoweth, Venancia L. b: Jun 21, 1939 lived in San Diego, CA
  21. Chenoweth, Victor A. b: Jul 30, 1951 lived in Pinellas Co., FL
  22. Chenowth, Viola E. (May) b: 16 Feb 1897 lived in Dallas Co., TXcomment: possible mother of Robert W.
  23. Chenoweth, Violet b: Feb 02, 1945 lived in Pierce Co., WA
  24. Chenoweth, Virgil W. b: Dec 22, 1944 lived in Middlesex Co., MA
  25. Chenoweth, Virginia b: Oct 22, 1908 lived in Lee Co., FL
  26. Chenoweth, Vonda K. b: Jan 30, 1966 lived in Jefferson Co., COcomment: wife of Philip Daniel
  27. Chenoweth, W.T. b: Mar 15, 1950 lived in Mecklenburg, NC
  28. Chenoweth, William b: Jun 19, 1939 lived in Navajo Co., AZ
  29. Chenoweth, William b: Jun 21, 1951 lived in Maricopa Co., AZ
  30. Chenoweth, William b: Sep 14, 1951 lived in Ingham Co., MI
  31. Chenoweth, William A. b: Jul 30, 1917 lived in Baltimore Co., MD
  32. Chenoweth, William B. b: Mar 08, 1960 lived in Summit Co., OH
  33. Chenoweth, William G. b: Feb 19, 1949 lived in Clark Co., NV
  34. Chenoweth, Windell D. b: Feb 19, 1960 lived in Cheshire Co., NH
  35. Chenoweth, Windy G. b: Nov 09, 1970 lived in Jack Co., TXcomment: possible wife of Leslie D.
  36. Chinoweth, Winfield S. b: Oct 01, 1951 lived in Harris Co., TX

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