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EDITOR: PETER C. CHENOWETH - E-MAIL: p.chenoweth@comcast.net
WEBMASTER: JON D. EGGE - E-MAIL: jegge@chenowethsite.com

Assumed Placements

It is time, after 14 years, to place some of the large strings of unknowns into their proper place within the family. There are 6 cases of known children, who then appear as a married entity somewhere else, who in 5 of the 6 not only appear to be an exact match, but are the only known candidates known as a possibility. Though we have no direct proof for these cases and 14 years of digging have not produced such proofs, our wide and detail review of the Census and the Chenoweth name makes the probability of these matches very high. In part, our confidence is based on the SSA lists in which we have been able to sort out 99% of the male names. In essence we know what is out there and �what is family� to a very high degree. The matches have all been posted on the background page under the title assumed placements and the lines were transferred into the main file at the end of this past March. The matches are straight forward matches and are briefly described as follows:


The 2010 Census
By Jon Egge

When we came back from Whidbey Island in the middle of March, the Census form was waiting for us in the mail. It was simple enough to fill out though I guess I should have waited until April 1st to make sure we were all still here. I was a bit depressed that so much of the Census was devoted to one�s ethnicity. All this does is put us in boxes. What was one column in the 1850-1930 Censuses is a series of questions to sort our ancient roots and skin color all out. This is a nation which is supposed to be color blind.

It would be far better for future genealogist, 3 generations down the line, to have found questions like �name your parents� or �where were you born�. Or how about �are you a citizen�? That�s a question they used to ask. If they are going to base the representation of the Congress on the Census, shouldn�t it be limited to citizens? Representatives are supposed to represent citizens not visitors, legal or otherwise. And if you are going to divide up the citizens� money to be sent all about the country, shouldn�t it be based on how many citizens live there, not now many aliens, legal or otherwise? This is an important distinction, yet ignored. I am not sure it is even constitutional to base representation and apportionment on a count that can�t define its citizens. The government is too busy trying to figure out how to categorize us; we should be just Americans and who cares what they call us. If you are white, then they don�t seem to care about a kind. Anything else needs further refinement. I am not sure what good all this does.

Another niggly I have is all the advertisements. We even found them on the backs of fortune cookies. Granted, I am all in favor of everyone filling out the Census. I have a few ancestors that were missed in the past and I sure wish they hadn�t been. But wouldn�t it be more cost effective to have a lesson in school that teaches one the importance of filling out the Census and understanding its roots in the Constitution. If done right it would have a lasting effect. But maybe that too is wishful thinking, the instruction programs about not littering and �just say no� don�t seem to get the job done. Still I am a bit taken aback by all the money we can spend on advertising the Census and how they insist on counting every person when they don�t know who they are counting. I don�t even want to get started on the concept of the sampling they want to do in place of actual census taking to puff up the numbers of the �homeless�.

For the genealogist of the future, it is disturbing that the 2010 Census fails to ask where one is born. This is going to make identifications 72 years from now much harder. Why not this simple question that has been part of the Census since 1850? I can only think that it is part of our �politically correct� world. We don�t want to confront anything that would make illegal aliens feel uncomfortable. In the 2000 Census, for the first time Spanish-American surnames pushed into the top 10 most common surnames in the US replacing surnames that were included in the top ten for 200 years. There are even more in the next ten. The 2010 Census will juggle these names even further. The Census is reflecting a tidal change of immense proportions. On the bright side, if there is a bright side to all this, it is only a couple of years until we get to see the 1940 Census. I think they were still counting citizens then.

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Time at the Top

[PETE]Peter Clinton Chenoweth, Chairman

With the National Family Reunion on the horizon and election of officers for the Board of Directors, this could be my last time addressing you from the Top. It has been my great pleasure to lead the Chenoweth Family Association during the past 2 years. There are many individuals who make this association one of the best that I have ever been associated with. Many of these individuals get little or no recognition. I�d like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the board of directors (Greg Wulker, vice-chairman; Joyce Wiegand, secretary; Mike Chenoweth, treasurer; Dick Buchanan, parliamentarian), Lawra Duy, hostess for the 2010 National Reunion; Jon Egge, webmaster; Dot Tucker-Houk, obituary provider; and all the other individuals that have contributed to making the Chenoweth family one of the best documented there is and the newsletter a living document of the Chenoweth Family.


Recently an e-mail sent me the following:

Will you Dance with Me?

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven�t thought about it, don�t have it on their schedule, didn�t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I�ve tried to be a little more flexible.

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn�t suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word �refrigeration� mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched �Jeopardy� on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, �How about going to lunch in a half hour? She would gas up and stammer, �I can�t. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain.� And my personal favorite: �It�s Monday.� She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We�ll go back and visit the grandparents when we Jimmy toilet-trained. We�ll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We�ll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of �I�m going to.� �I plan on,� and �Someday, when things are settled down a bit.�

When anyone calls my �seize the moment� friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you�re ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of roller blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It�s just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now �go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to� not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I have put this in the newsletter.

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly�s erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask, �How are you?� Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, �We�ll do it tomorrow.� And in your haste, not seen his sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say �Hi?�

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift�.Thrown away�.Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

�Life may not be the party we hoped for�but while we are here we might as well dance!�


With thanks and appreciation to Dot Tucker-Houk of Maryland who makes much of this list possible each newsletter. So far we have 22 reported �Chenoweth named� deaths in the SSA listings for 2010. Three are yet unidentified.

  • Jack Chenoweth b: Feb 20, 1929 d: Jan 13, 2010 SSA: 493-28-5513 issued: MO
  • Jerry M. b: Chenowith Apr 22, 1937 d: Apr 19, 2010 SSA: 551-48-4527 issued: CA res: CA
  • Rebecca D. Chenoweth b: Dec 29, 1977 d: Mar 31, 2010 SSA: 514-78-8249 issued: KS res: KS

The more robust listings below for this quarter cover all 7 known lines of children including some new discoveries.:

age 73 - MARVIN BLAIR was born November 29, 1936 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, and died March 10, 2010 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. He married September 16, 2000 JANET LYNN10 CHENOWETH (CHARLES BERNARD9, GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE8, MARSHALL7, JOHN KITTLE6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She was born September 16, 1950 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV, and died February 04, 2010 in Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV. � Marvin�s name came from his sister-in-law, Linda Dolly in 2003. Lines of William Pugh have lived in Randolph Co., now for 218 years. Janet is found in the Harris book on page 33

age 56 - ROBIN TERRY 'CHICO'10 CHENOWETH (WILLARD OWEN9, BEEBE8, MARSHALL7, JOHN KITTLE6, WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 18, 1954 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV, and died May 22, 2010 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV. He married SUE NESTOR May 1973 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV. � Robin�s name was added to our file by the genealogy work of Okie McQuain. Chico�s father Willard is found in the Harris book on page 35

age 54 - MICHAEL LINN10 GEAR (AUSTIN HALL9, LOTTIE ADDIE8 PHILLIPS, MARTHA ELLEN7 ROWAN, RACHEL A.6 CHENOWETH, JEHU5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 25, 1956 in Elkins, Randolph Co., WV, and died July 19, 2008 in Crystal Springs, Randolph Co., WV. He married VIRGINIA LOUISE RENNIX February 18, 1979, daughter of VIRGIL RENNIX and LOVE REID. � Michael and Virginia are 5th cousins joining the lines of William Pugh with his brother Jehu. This connection was found on an ancestry tree recently. Michael�s great grandmother Martha Ellen Rowan is found in the Harris book on page 64. Much of the Rowan genealogy in the database is the work of Ken Rowan.

age 86 - WILLIAM FREDRICK9 CHENOWETH, JR. (WILLIAM FREDERICK8, WILLIAM M.7, WILLIAM6, SAMUEL5, JONATHAN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 02, 1924 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, and died April 15, 2010 in West Kettering, Montgomery Co., OH. He married JOY LEE LANHAM June 08, 1946 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, daughter of ARDIE LANHAM and MAMIE SHRIVE. - Dorothy Jean Cocking helped us place this Iowa family of William correctly in the tree as part of Samuel�s family. William�s daughter-in-law contacted us in 2005. William Frederick, Sr. is found in the Harris book on page 127

age 81 - REBECCA BELLE 'BECKY' WEST nee HILLIER, daughter of PRESTON HILLIER and REBECCA SCAFE, was born November 28, 1928 in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, and died April 23, 2010 in Stafford Co., KS. She was the former wife of DONALD EUGENE 'BUD'10 CHENOWETH (CHARLES A. 'CHARLEY'9, THOMAS ADISON8, JOHN BENTLY7, WILLIAM HAYCRAFT6, JACOB VAN METER5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) - Becky was one of the many wives of Bud Chenoweth. We know of at least 8. This line of William of Nelson Co., KY is Kansas based. Thomas Adison, the grandfather of Bud is found in the Harris book on page 87. The family of Thomas Adison was delineated in one of Pete�s surveys to Clyde Aaron Chenoweth

age 81 - ROSEMARY A. SULLIVAN nee GREENSPAHN was born November 28, 1927 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, and died April 14, 2009 in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT. She married December 24, 1958 in Glenview, Cook Co., IL JAMES ANDREW10 SULLIVAN (PAUL H.9, HARRY W.8, WILLIAM H.7 PRITCHETT, MARY6 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM I.5, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He was born October 27, 1929 in Evanston, Cook Co., IL, and died August 04, 1965 in Glenview, Cook Co., IL. � Rosemary�s son Brian Sullivan was found recently through ancestry. Brian used DNA to establish his lineage to William Pritchett. This line is unproven, but Mary is believed to be a daughter of William and Rachel Cassel, found in the Harris book on page 506 as part of the misplaced lines of William S. William settled in Warren Co., IN and his passing is mentioned in his father William�s will in Allen Co., OH. William S.�s legacy to these grandchildren unfortunately does not mention their names.

age 66 - BENNIE EARL KISTLER, JR was born October 01, 1942, and died January 21, 2009 in Utah. He married SHARON ANN11 WALTERS (MARGARET10 HORTING, GUY RALPH9, MARGARET LUCY8 ALLDAFFER, MARY EMMA7 MARTINDALE, BENJAMIN GRIFFITH6, BARBARA5 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM S.4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) � Bennie�s daughter Mary Beth found us last year. This family was originally added by Chris Horting as part of the Martindale lines of Barbara Chenoweth. The Martindale children of Barbara are found in the Harris book addendum of page 509.

age 76 - DELBERT GENE POPE, son of CLAYTON POPE and INEZ BRUSH, was born September 16, 1936 in Thackerville, Love Co., OK, and died October 27, 2009 in Purcell, McClain Co., OK. He married November 09, 1954 in Gainsville, TX SUE JANE9 CHENOWETH (ERNEST WALKER8, JESSE JAY7 MARTHA EVALINE6 JOSEPH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) � Delbert�s ex-wife, Sue, found us in 2003. This is part of the line of Jesse Jay Chenoweth believed to be the son of Martha Evaline Chenoweth of Washington Co., IN. Martha never married. Jesse is found in the unknown lines of the Harris book on page 613.

age 88 - JOSEPH RAY8 CHENOWETH (CHARLES WILFORD 'BIG CHARLIE'7, JOSEPH W.6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 07, 1921 in Marietta, Fulton Co., IL, and died March 29, 2010 in Davenport, Scott Co., IA. He married JEANNE LOUISE CHAON December 25, 1943 in Davenport, Scott Co., IA, daughter of GEORGE CHOAN and SOPHIA CHALBERG. � The Fulton Co., IL Chenoweths from William�s marriage to Martha Ann Jones are large. Joseph is found in the Harris book on page 176. William�s line was omitted by Cora Hiatt.

age 93 - CHARLES HAMM8 CHENOWETH (CHARLES WILLIAM 'LITTLE CHARLIE'7, EDWARD WOODWARD6, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 01, 1916 in Fulton Co., IL, and died April 10, 2010 in California. He married (1) MARY FRANCE OSGOOD, daughter of LATTIE OSGOOD and LULA HENDERSON. She was born Abt. 1915. He married (2) BEATRICE IRETTA LEESON January 30, 1965 in Contra Costa Co., CA. She was born April 21, 1918 in Maryville, MO, and died November 26, 2002 in Santa Barbara Co., CA. � Charles is in the Harris book on page 177. I talked with him once on the phone in 2001.

age 86 - WILLIAM RAY9 TRINKLE (JAMES VIRGIL8, SUSAN MARGARET7 REEVES, RACHEL6 CHENOWETH, LEVI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 17, 1921 in Iowa, and died April 12, 2008 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA. He married MARGARET MARY NONENMACHER, daughter of WILLIAM NONENMAKER and MARGARET HARRISON � the Trinkle line comes from the March 03, 1872 marriage of Susan Margaret Reeves to Stephen Trinkle. Susan is found in the Harris book on page 179, the daughter of Rachel Chenoweth.

age 66 - DONALD BERRY10 HOKE (DONALD JOSEPH9, ALICE REBECCA8 BAY, NANCY EMELINE7 BERRY, LEVI A.6, ELIZABETH5 ASHBROOK, ELEANOR4 CHENOWETH, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 24, 1943 in Harris Co., TX, and died January 11, 2010 in Texas. He married SHARON IRENE CUNDIFF. � This line is a recent addition from an ancestry tree by Troy Stephen James this spring, supplemented by Census and Texas database material extending part of this Ashbrook line of Eleanor Chenoweth and her marriage to Levi, Jr., a son of Levi�s first marriage. Eleanor and her children are found in the Harris book on page 140.

age 82 - BARBARA CLAIRE10 VANDRE nee SOMERVILLE (JOHN FLETCHER9, ALICE STAMPER8 PIPER, ELIZA ROSS7 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM JAMES6, JOHN SMITH5, JAMES S.4, RICHARD3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 27, 1926 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, and died January 03, 2009 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI. She married (1) JAMES RIDDELL August 23, 1946. He was born 1926, and died 1975. She married (2) RALPH VANDRE November 11, 1971. He was born June 20, 1922, and died February 03, 1990 in Wisconsin. � Barbara signed-in on March 17th, 2006, a granddaughter of Alice Stamper Piper, who is found in the Harris book on page 219 as part of the Kentucky families of Richard of Louisville.

age 71 - BRUCE L.9 HARNSBERGER, JR. (HELEN PHILMER8 BRUGH, JAMES ANDREW JOHNSTON7, PAULINE W. 'LINA'6 SWITZER, GEORGE WASHINGTON5, ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 21, 1938 in Botetourt Co., VA, and died November 10, 2009 in Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. � A recent find on ancestry of the Brugh lines of Botetourt Co., VA done by cousin Hugh R. Harnsberger, has helped extend our knowledge of Elizabeth Chenoweth and Nathan Switzer found in the Harris book on page 198. Bruce was Hugh�s brother.

age 80 - ANN CHENOWETH nee RIFFE, daughter of WILLIS RIFFE and ELIZABETH GAGE, was born October 12, 1929 in Griffin, Pope Co., AR, and died March 08, 2010 in El Dorado, Union Co., AR. She married ALBERT WILSON 'A.W.'9 CHENOWETH, JR. (ALBERT WILSON 'WILSON'8, ALBERT WILLIAM7, ALBERT WHITE6, HENRY S.5, JAMES FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 25, 1929 in Norphlet, Union Co., AR, and died December 26, 1999 in Arkansas. � Ann�s name was part of a study by her father-in-law Wilson, furnished to me by Pineville cousins. A.W. is found in the Harris book on page 186, part of the line of Henry misplaced by Cora Hiatt under the wrong James. There is a long line of Albert W.�s in this family. Correctly they are Albert White, Albert William, Albert Wilson, Albert Wilson, Jr known as A.W, and Albert Wilson III, known as �Dub�.

age 59 - SUSAN LEE WRIGHT nee POWERS was born August 02, 1949 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH, and died December 23, 2008 in Fairfield, Solano Co., CA. She married KENDALL9 WRIGHT (WILLIAM WILEY8, JOSEPHINE 'JOSIE'7 CHENOWETH, GEORGE S.6, HENRY S.5, JAMES FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) � Remarkably Pete this spring helped find a living line of George Chenoweth, the youngest child of Dr. Henry S. George is found in the Harris book on page 186. His daughter Josephine married William Marshal Wright. This information helped me find the ancestry tree of Kendall Wright.

age 87 - CHARLES A.9 SMITH (NELLIE BELLE8 CHENOWETH, CHARLES A.7, WILLIAM ELTON6, JAMES BRUCE5, JAMES4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 04, 1923 in Princeton, Bureau Co., IL, and died May 15, 2010 in Urbana, Champaign Co., IL. He married (1) HELEN SEAS 1972. She died 1985. He married (2) JETTA SHAFFER BEAVERS August 18, 1989. She was born March 15, 1925, and died April 23, 2010 in Illinois. - Nellie Belle is found in the Harris book on page 232. Pete placed her marriage to Lester Gordon Smith and their son Charles is found in the 1930 census of Bureau Co., IL, a place where Nelllie�s great grandfather James Bruce Chenoweth settled in the 1830s. Charles died less than a month after Jetta.

age 87 - NORMA LUCILLE STIMSON nee GOSHORN, daughter of WILLIAM GOSHORN and EVELYNE ERWIN, was born April 23, 1922 in Kane, Green Co., IL, and died January 28, 2010 in Summerville, Dorchester Co., SC. She married December 04, 1941 in Rogers, Benton Co., AR CLAUDE CHENOWETH9 STIMSON (CLAUDE JEROME8, ELLA MAY 'NELLIE'7 THOMPSON, REBECCA BRUCE6 CHENOWETH, JAMES BRUCE5, JAMES4, ABSOLUM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) He was born March 10, 1923 in Rogers, Benton Co., AR, and died July 12, 2004 in Summerville, Dorchester Co., SC. � Much of the Stimson family was furnished by the late Lynne Robinson in 1998. Ella May 'Nellie' Thompson, the daughter of Rebecca Bruce Chenoweth married Harla Collins Stimson. Rebecca is found in the Harris book on page 231.

age 90 - GLENDA RUTH LAUDERDALE nee PATE was born August 21, 1919 in Hugoton, Stevens Co., KS, and died December 23, 2009 in Security, El Paso Co., CO. She married DONALD9 LAUDERDALE (GRACE8 WATKINS, REBECCA CATHERINE7 ASHBROOK, JOHN M.6, JAMES ADAMS5, AARON4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, JOHN2, JOHN1) He was born July 06, 1915 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, and died September 30, 1988 in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO. � Aaron Ashbrook is found in the Harris book on page 238. This line has been gradually worked down from additions by Virginia Duling, Andrea Sach, Census work and IL marriages to the ancestry tree by Christine Baxter Wheeler Moore.

age 47 - JOSEPH KELLY10 ASHBROOK (NEIL ELDON9, HIRAM MUNSON8, CHARLES ALBERT7, HIRAM MUNSON6, HIRAM5, ELI4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 22, 1962 in Croton, Licking Co., OH, and died March 28, 2010 in Croton, Licking Co., OH. He married LISA HOFF October 15, 1983. . � Eli Ashbrook is found in the Harris book on page 238. His grandson William Albert Ashbrook, Jr. did a remarkable study on Eli and his family. William was a US Congressman from Ohio. This work was supplemented by Keith Eugene Ashbrook. Joseph Kelly�s death was found in a find-a-grave search.

age 92 - WARNER DEAN8 ASHBROOK (BYRON W.7, HIRAM MUNSON6, HIRAM5, ELI4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 25, 1917 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH, and died April 18, 2010 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH. He married (1) VELMA E. HOOVER October 11, 1938, daughter of EARL HOOVER and LOTTIE GREEN. She was born December 21, 1916, and died December 14, 1994 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH. He married (2) COLLEEN. She was born August 12, 1934, and died March 16, 2008 in Ohio. . � Eli Ashbrook is found in the Harris book on page 238. His grandson William Albert Ashbrook, Jr. did a remarkable Study on Eli and his family. William was a US Congressman from Ohio. This work was supplemented by Keith Eugene Ashbrook. Warner Dean�s death was found in a find-a-grave search.

age 82 - LEAH ABBIE7 MITCHELL nee ASHBROOK (WILLIAM ALBERT6, WILLIAM ALBERT5, ELI4, MARY3 CHENOWETH, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 13, 1925 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH, and died March 20, 2008 in Ohio. She married JOHN ANDREW MITCHELL, son of LOUIS MITCHELL and MARTHA WRIGHT. He was born August 20, 1923 in Newark, Licking Co., OH, and died January 23, 1978 in Newark, Licking Co., OH. � Eli Ashbrook is found in the Harris book on page 238. His grandson William Albert Ashbrook, Jr. did a remarkable Study on Eli and his family. William was a US Congressman from Ohio. This work was supplemented by Keith Eugene Leah Abbie� death was found in a find-a-grave search.

age 91 - BIRDIE KATHERINE HARSHMAN nee LAUBENTHAL was born December 10, 1917 in Alabama, and died April 23, 2009 in Austin, Travis Co., TX. She married February 22, 1943 in Athens, Limestone Co., AL LESTER RAYMOND8 HARSHMAN (EDNA BLANCHE7 CHENOWETH, CHARLES A.6, WILLIAM NEWTON5, ARTHUR4, ARTHUR3, JOHN2, JOHN1) - Edna Blanche Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 597. The line now used corrects a series of errors, placing William Newton as one of the three children from Arthur�s 2nd marriage to Jackealina Wall. Raymond Brent Harshman, Katherine�s son recently contacted me.

age 99 - JO E.8 BIRNBAUM nee JOHNSON (MARGARET E. 'MAGGIE'7 CHENOWETH, JOSEPH M.6, NICHOLAS HALE5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born August 12, 1909 in St. John, [Jo E. Birnbaum]Whitman Co., WA, and died February 06, 2009 in California. She married (1) ? THOMAS. She married (2) WALTER D. BIRNBAUM Abt. 1952. He was born July 01, 1906 in San Francisco Co., CA, and died June 18, 2004 in California. - Margaret E. 'Maggie' Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 281. Her marriage to Peter Napoleon Johnson was discovered by Dot in an obit, and Jo�s death in a recent obit this Spring. [see picture above this section]

Forwarded by Alice Sanders: Jo E. Birnbaum Of San Francisco, passed away peacefully, Feb. 6, 2009 at the age of 99. She was born in St. John, WA, Aug. 12, 1909 one of five sisters, she has been a resident of San Francisco since 1950. She was active in the SF Museum of Art, the Auxiliary of the University of Calif. S.F. Medical Center and the Republican Party. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Walter D. Birnbaum, M.D. Jo is survived by her sister Charliene Whiteley, Saratoga; four children: Bill Thomas, Novato, Judy Miller, Browns Valley, Lois Anderson, Sonoma, Walter Birnbaum Jr. M.D., Villa Park; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grand-children. She was kind and generous, and will be missed by all who loved her. Services for immediate family to be held in April 2009. Date to be determined.

Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 2/22/2009

age 63 - JOHN D. HASCHETS was born July 23, 1945, and died January 30, 2009. He married PAMULA11 MANSFIELD (NORA GAYLE10 MCCLAIN, SWEENY HAMILTION9, CHARLES ROSS8, ROSS WINFIELD7, JANE6 CARTER, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4, JAMES3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) - Jane Carter and her marriage to Simon McClain is found on page 58 of the Carter Cousins book, Vol. I. Their family was found in the 1850 census of Washington Co, PA. Recently an unexpected letter from Nora McClain Mansfield expanded the family and included the death of her son-in-law John.

age 98 - VIRGINIA H. SHRONTZ nee MILES was born September 16, 1911 in West Bethlehem twp., Washington Co., PA, and died March 10, 2010 in Marianna, Washington Co., PA. She married May 02, 1936 in Clarksville, Washington, Co., PA JOHN H. 'WOODY'8 SHRONTZ (ARLIE G.7, HARVEY CARTER6, REBECCA5 CARTER, JOHN4, JAMES3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) He was born November 27, 1911 in Gary, Lake Co., IN, and died September 02, 1977 in Marianna, Washington Co., PA � for years now, Kenneth W. Neundorf has chronicled the Shrontz family of the marriage of Rebecca Carter to George Shrontz in 1840. This marriage is found in the book, �Our James Carter and his descendants�, page 125. A recent email from Ken included Virginia�s passing

age 54 - LAWRENCE EARL10 CHENOWETH, JR. (LAWRENCE EARL 'LARRY'9, EVERETT SIMPSON8, JOHN PORTER7, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN6, WILLIAM THOMAS5, WILLIAM4, ARTHUR3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born February 09, 1956 in Sullivan, Sullivan Co., IN, and died March 01, 2010 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. He married (1) VALERIE LYNN BOOKER November 12, 1977. He married (2) SALLY WHEELER � Part of Cora�s Randolph Co., IN lines, the Harris book gives us the marriage of Everett Simpson Chenoweth to Dorothy Mary Dudley. Pete�s work found his family and Bonnie Rinard added her cousin Lawrence, Jr in 1999.

age 103 - OTIS BATSON WILLINGHAM, son of C.H. WILLINGHAM and SUSAN BATSON, was born March 05, 1906 in Texas, and died September 06, 2009 in Texas. He married HELEN LOUISE8 CHENOWETH (HENRY CLAY7, VINCENT 'VINCE'6, JOHN M.5, JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) She was born Abt. June 1909 in Texas. � This is only assumed to be right. With this newsletter we have placed John M. of Texas found on page 615 in the unknown section of the Harris book as Joshua�s son. Pete�s Census work found the family of John�s son Vince. The family of Henry Clay came to us in 2001 from Julia L. Belian. We know that Helen Louise Chenoweth married an Otis Batson Willingham. We believe he is the same Otis Batson Willingham recently found in the SSA listings at the astonishing age of 103. The marriage however was short lived.

age 91 - RUTH M. MAYBERRY was born July 02, 1918 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA, and died August 18, 2009 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA. She married CHARLES9 CRISWELL (CHARLES GRANT8, RICHARD M.7, ELIZABETH H.6 CHENOWETH, RICHARD5, JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) - Richard Chenoweth given to us by Cora Hiatt and found on page 354 of the Harris book was a dead end until the recent emails from Connie Pahls who contacted us, leading to this placement of Richard�s family. Ruth is Connie�s aunt. See webmaster article and comments from the clan: Elizabeth explained

age 81 - CLYDE W.9 FISHER (CLYDE THOMAS8, RUTH ELLA7 CRISWELL, ELIZABETH H.6 CHENOWETH, RICHARD5, JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born October 09, 1926 in Pennsylvania, and died September 18, 2008 in Lawrence Co., PA ) - Richard Chenoweth given to us by Cora Hiatt and found on page 354 of the Harris book was a dead end until the recent emails from Connie Pahls who contacted us, leading to this placement of Richard�s family. Clyde W. Fisher was found subsequently on an ancestry tree. See webmaster article and comments from the clan: Elizabeth explained

age 91 - THERESA ROSEMARY O'MEARA9 SPANGLER nee DEWEY (EVELYN FRANCES8 CALDERWOOD, MELVIN EDGAR7, HENRY MASON6, REBECCA5 CHENOWETH, JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born May 08, 1917 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, and died January 13, 2009 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. She married FLOYED WARD SPANGLER October 01, 1949 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. He was born October 22, 1907, and died April 08, 1998 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. � The Calderwood children are included in the Harris book on page 354. Cora Hiatt includes the marriage of Henry Mason Calderwood to Evaline Shore. Colleen Blanton in 2000 added Melvin Edgar Calderwood as their son. Pete has worked this family down recently finding Theresa�s death.

age 82 - DON BLANTON, son of SAMUEL BLANTON and LUCY MOSER, was born March 24, 1927 in Dunlap, Morris Co., KS, and died May 26, 2009 in Overbrook, Osage Co., KS. He married COLLEN9 CALDERWOOD (FORREST CHARLES8, ALBINUS TILDEN 'AL'7, HENRY MASON6, REBECCA5 CHENOWETH, JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) � The Calderwood children are included in the Harris book on page 354. Cora Hiatt includes the marriage of Henry Mason Calderwood Evaline Shore. Colleen Blanton in 2000 added this as her line. Don was her husband. Pete recently found his obit.

age 91 - CHARLES C.9 FLETCHER (MARY-LEWIS8 CHENOWETH, ERNEST BERNARD7, BERNARD PEEL6, ALFRED GRIFFITH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born August 08, 1918 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, and died August 08, 2009 in Lapeer, Lapeer Co., MI. He married (2) MARY HOWTING 1963. � Ernest Bernard Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 366. His daughter Mary-Lewis Chenoweth and her Fletcher family was an early WFT find. More recently Census work and a listing on find-a-grave has led to our knowledge of the passing of Charles.

age 80 - PAULINE9 BRANDT nee CHENOWETH (PAUL DUNCAN8, EDGAR BENSON7, WILLIAM ERASMUS6, ALFRED GRIFFITH5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born November 06, 1929 in Las Animas Co., CO, and died May 16, 2010 in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO. She married MILTON BRANDT. � Paul Duncan Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 599. Pete placed this line as part of the family of Edgar the son of William Erasmus. Census work produced Pauline and Dot recently found her obit.

age 89 - MARGARET PHYLLIS JAYNE nee HOGATE, daughter of SAMUEL HOGATE and CHARLOTTE HOCKEN, was born July 26, 1919 in Nebraska, and died February 14, 2009 in Modesto, San Joaquin Co., CA She married HENRY8 JAYNE (HOWARD7, ELLA LEWIS6 REYNOLDS, HARRIETT5 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) He was born March 16, 1912 in Washington, and died May 26, 1973 in San Mateo Co., CA � the marriage of Harriett Chenoweth to William Painter Reynolds is found in the Harris book on page 356. An early WFT find added Ella Lewis Reynolds and her marriage to Henry Jayne was found in the 1880 Census. More Census work by Pete brought us to Henry Jayne and his daughter Susan�s ancestry site has added family detail.

age 83 - MARY BETTY9 TYMESON nee LEWIS (AMELIA BERNADINE8 RAMSBURG, MARY BERNADINE 'BUNNIE'7, JOHN L. C.6, JULIA ANN DICKEY5 CHENOWETH, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born July 04, 1926 in Berkeley Co., WV, and died November 18, 2009 in Aurelia, Buena Vista Co., IA. She married (1) CHARLES REZNIKOV July 28, 1951 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD. He was born January 22, 1922, and died October 1979 in Iowa. She married (2) CLAIRE W. TYMESON He was born December 27, 1915, and died May 08, 1996 in Iowa. � The Ramsburg line was given to me by Arrilia Mae Kief in 1998. This marriage between Julia Ann Dickey Chenoweth and John George Ramsburg is on page 377 of the Harris book, but the surname is morphed as Ransberry from Cora Hiatt. Mary Betty Lewis was found in the 1920 Census and Dot found her obit.

age 84 - WILLIAM FRANCIS9 GERALD (MARY AGNES8 CHENOWETH, MAURICE VINCENT7, WILLIAM6, GEORGE5, WILLIAM4, RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born March 18, 1926 in Pikesville, Baltimore Co., MD, and died April 12, 2010 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. - Maurice Vincent Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 255. Mary Agnes as a daughter was found in the 1910 and 1920 Censuses. Genevieve M. Trump contributed her marriage and children. Dot found this obit.

age 95 - BERT EUGENE EIPPERT was born March 05, 1914, and died January 07, 2010 in Florida. He married MILDRED MARIE 'MILLIE'8 BURKHART (ALMA GRACE7 CHENOWITH, PERRY EDWARD6, RUFUS M.5, HENRIETTA4 RICHARD3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) She was born July 09, 1912 in Knox Co., TN, and died March 28, 2000 in Florida. - Alma Grace Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 260. Rufus was the son of Henrietta�s marriage to the �Marrying Man� Rev John P. Chenowith (see newsletters articles in December of 2004 & 2005). Cousin Laura Burkhart Simonson added the family of her grandparents Albert and Alma. Dot found Bert in recent SSA listings.

age 81 - ROSALIE GLENN9 LANTAY nee SMITH (MARY I.8 DECKER, MARY IDA7 WEAVER, IDA6 HYATT, HARRIET RANDOLPH5 KING, MARY ANN 'POLLY'4 BUTLER, RUTH3 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born January 10, 1929 in Washington, DC, and died April 15, 2010 in Maine. She married an unknown LANTAY � Cora Hiatt gave this family down to the marriage of Ida Hyatt to Aaron Ward Weaver who she mistakenly given as Ward with the occupation of weaver. The 1880 Census corrected this. Aaron was rather a Commodore in the US Navy. Cora also listed the marriage of Mary Ida Weaver to Benton C. Decker, a Captain in the US Navy. Online Family postings at Rootsweb added the Decker children and I found her obit on line.

age 83 - ALBERT INGERSOLL9 DECKER (BENTON WEAVER8, MARY IDA7 WEAVER, IDA6 HYATT, HARRIET RANDOLPH5 KING, MARY ANN 'POLLY'4 BUTLER, RUTH3 CHENOWETH, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born August 17, 1924 in San Diego Co., CA, and died May 28, 2008 in California. He married DONA BALL. � Cora Hiatt gave this family down to the marriage of Ida Hyatt to Aaron Ward Weaver who she mistakenly given as Ward with the occupation of weaver. The 1880 Census corrected this. Aaron was rather a Commodore in the US Navy. Cora also listed the marriage of Mary Ida to Weaver Benton C. Decker, a Captain in the US Navy. In a tradition of a long line of naval officers, their son Admiral Benton Weaver Decker and both his sons attended Annapolis and went to sea for our nation. Albert, a 5th generation naval officer, was a Commander.

age 84 - ALVA D. KORPORAL, JR., son of ALVA KORPORAL and CALLIE LEACH, was born September 24, 1925 in Marion, Grant Co., IN, and died February 28, 2010 in La Fontaine, Wabash Co., IN He married September 30, 1945 in Grant Co., IN DOROTHY K.8 CHENOWETH (CHESTER ARTHUR7, JOEL HARVEY6, HARVEY R.5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) She was born August 03, 1924 in Grant Co., IN, and died July 13, 1994 in Indiana � Part of the Warren Co., OH cousin marriages Joel is found in the unknown section of the Harris book on page 613. Rosella Vohs helped with the correct placement of Joel and his father Harvey. Michael Allen Chenoweth, our long time treasurer, added in Joel�s family to include Chester and Dorothy. Alva was added by a recent obit found by Dot.

age 72 - RODNEY JAMES9 PATRICK (GLADYS VIOLA8 GORDEN, LAFAYETTE7 GORDON, ABRAHAM EBENEZER6, JAMES R.5, ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born October 19, 1935 in Denver, CO, and died January 19, 2008 in Jefferson Co., CO. He married JEANETTE SMITH. � The Gordons are the work of Betty Cruishanks who wrote Richard Harris in time to have the children of Elizabeth included in the Harris book addendum for page 392. Abraham Ebenezer Gordon was found in the 1850 Census and Lafayette as a newborn in the 1880 Census. Gladys and her son Rodney were additions from ancestry trees.

age 75 - EDNA LOUISE9 MOYER (ADA M.8 GORDEN, LAFAYETTE7 GORDON, ABRAHAM EBENEZER6, JAMES R.5, ELIZABETH4 CHENOWETH, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born July 29, 1932 in Denver, CO, and died March 20, 2008 in Ceres, Stanislaus Co., CA. She married (1) LAWERENCE FREDERICK STEVENS February 15, 1949 in Stanislaus Co., CA. He was born May 09, 1929 in Stanislaus Co., CA, and died March 27, 1997 in Fayette Co., TN. She married (2) JIM EDGAR. � The Gordons are the work of Betty Cruishanks who wrote Richard Harris in time to have the children of Elizabeth included in the Harris book addendum for page 392. Abraham Ebenezer Gordon was found by the 1850 Census and Lafayette as a newborn in the 1880 Census. Ada and her daughter Edna were additions from ancestry trees.

age 88 - BESSIE DAVIS9 MERCER nee MOORE (JAMES HAMBLETON8, JAMES HAMBLETON7, MARIA JONES6 CLARK, CAROLINE5 SCOTT, THOMAS4, SARAH3 CHENOWETH, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born February 01, 1922 in Waverly, Pike Co., OH, and died April 17, 2010 in Washtenaw Co., Michigan. She married ALEXANDER MERCER. He was born July 11, 1925 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, and died June 08, 2007. � The Scott genealogy begins with the writings of Thomas Scott of Chillocothe, OH. Thomas himself is mentioned on page 399 of the Harris book. Pete�s research and Lesley Howson Stavola take us to James Hambleton Moore, Sr and cousin Lisa Moore Murray added the rest of the way to her Aunt Bessie. Erica Mercer White added knowledge of Bessie�s recent passing.

age 84 - KATHERINE SOHN9 BECKMAN nee MOORE (JAMES HAMBLETON8, JAMES HAMBLETON7, MARIA JONES6 CLARK, CAROLINE5 SCOTT, THOMAS4, SARAH3 CHENOWETH, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born June 05, 1924 in Waverly, Pike Co., OH, and died February 20, 2009 in Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI. She married NORMAN J. BECKMAN. He was born March 08, 1924, and died March 10, 2009 in Wisconsin. � The Scott genealogy begins with the writings of Thomas Scott of Chillocothe, OH. Thomas himself is mentioned on page 399 of the Harris book. Pete�s research and Lesley Howson Stavola take us to James Hambleton Moore, Sr and cousin Lisa Moore Murray added the rest of the way to her Aunt Katherine. Erica Mercer White added knowledge of Katherine�s recent passing.

age 89 - BETTY JANE8 TOLLADAY nee WALKER (LUCINDA RUTH7 CHENOWETH, WILLIAM T.6, ISAAC S.5, JOHN C.4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born July 02, 1920 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL, and died April 11, 2010 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. She married LOUIS J. TOLLADAY January 15, 1966. He was born September 29, 1920, and died January 23, 1999 in Illinois. - Lucinda Ruth is found in the Harris book on page 356. Dot found the obit for her daughter Betty Jane Walker this Spring. John C. Chenoweth, the son of Thomas, Jr. had settled in Darke Co., OH where his son Isaac S. was born. Isaac brought his family to Illinois, settling in Logan Co.

age 90 - OSCAR LONG 'OL'8 CHENOWETH, JR. (OSCAR LONG7, JAMES WILLIAM6, THOMAS LEWIS5, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born June 03, 1919 in Dallas Co., TX, and died April 18, 2010 in Texas. He married MATTIE LOIS THURMAN. She was born April 16, 1926, and died November 28, 1994 in Bell Co., TX. � Part of the large Missouri families of Benjamin Franklin that came to Texas, James William is found in the Harris book on page 437. Pete added Oscar Long Chenoweth through Census work. The unique story of this family is found in the Oregon Reunion newsletter. I had the opportunity to talk to both Oscar Long, Jrs. by phone. Dot found this obit this spring.

age 59 - ERNIE LEE9 CHENOWETH (CHARLES RAY8, ERNEST CLAY7, REASON COLONY 'REESE'6, ARTHUR5, JOSEPH4, ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born December 23, 1950 in Peebles, Adams Co., OH, and died March 15, 2010 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. He married SUSIE MORSIE. - Ernest Clay Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 457 as part of the family of Arthur that has lived close to the Ohio River for 225 years. Della Carnes added both Charles Ray and his son Ernie Lee, who Dot found an obit for this spring.

age 90 - ESTHER ELAINE CHENOWETH nee SAULSBURY, daughter of ACE SAULSBURY and ONA MONTGOMERY, was born January 30, 1920 in Glenwood, Schuyler Co., MO, and died March 01, 2010 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA. She married November 04, 1939 CHARLES RAYMOND8 CHENOWETH (WALTER GILLESPIE7, LEMON6, IRA L.5, RICHARD4, RICHARD3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) He was born June 02, 1918 in Wapello Co., IA, and died June 24, 1991. - Charles Raymond Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 481. Richard Jr. had gone to Missouri and Lemon to Iowa. Allison Marie Chenoweth added her grandmother Esther in 2005, with Dot finding her obit this spring.

age 88 - JUNE ELIZABETH BUTZ nee SAILAND was born March 06, 1920 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, and died October 26, 2008 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. She married July 17, 1947 WARREN WENDEL8 BUTZ (JAMES CARL7, LAURA ANN6 CHENOWETH, THOMAS N.5, THOMAS C.4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1). He was born December 11, 1918 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, and died June 06, 1999. � The marriage of Laura Ann Chenoweth to Robert Allen Butz is found in the Harris book on page 527. Carla Marks filled out much of this family including her mother June who Dot recently found in an obit.

age 90 - MIRIAM R.8 MARSHALL nee TERMAN (LUCILE7 FITZGERALD, ISABELL MARGARET6 WARNER, ISABELL JANE5 CHENOWETH, JOHN FOSTER4, ELIJAH3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born April 13, 1918 in CHINA, and died February 02, 2009. She married OGDEN MARSHALL � The families of John Foster Chenoweth are large. The Harris books gives us Isabell and her Warner family on page 529 carried over from Cora�s book. But Cora�s detail carries us down to the marriage of Lucile Fitzgerald to Earl Terman. Pete added Miriam and her sister and their families from a WFT submittal. The 1930 Census and recent SSA listing bring us this entry. Earl Terman was a college professor.

age 84 - BEVERLY JAN CHENOWETH nee HORNBACK, daughter of REX HORNBACK and HELEN KOSSICK, was born June 24, 1925 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL, and died April 24, 2010 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. She married September 15, 1946 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL, ALBERT OTIS8 CHENOWETH (JOSEPH ALDRIDGE7, EDWARD LINCOLN6, JOSEPH FOSTER5, JACOB4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) He was born March 02, 1922 in Beardstown, Cass Co., IL, and died March 13, 2000 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. - Albert Otis Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 565. A Family Tree posted by John W. McCoy detailed his family and Dot found Beverly�s obit this spring. Jacob and his brother John settled in Darke Co., OH from Pike Co. Jacob�s son, Joseph Foster took the family to Illinois just before 1860.

age 66 - DANNY LEE9 PHILLIPS (MARY LOUISE8 CHENOWETH, ROBERT HOMER7, JOHN WESLEY6, WILLIAM5, JOEL4, ABRAHAM3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born February 24, 1944 in Gentry Co., MO, and died April 26, 2010 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO. He married JUDITH ANN VANVACTOR November 28, 1963 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO. - Mary Louise Chenoweth is found in the Harris book on page 580. I have corresponded with her in Missouri for a number of years. Sadly we found the obit for one of her sons this spring..

age 86 - DENNIE ROBERTSON7 PETEET, JR. (DENNIE ROBERTSON6, MARSHALL ANDREWS5, CHENOWITH4, RICHARD3, RUTH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born August 04, 1923 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, and died September 22, 2009 in Georgia. He married MARY CLARKE. � The breakthrough for me on Ruth�s lines came in 1998 when I found Walter Wilson McMillan, Jr. The younger children of Chenowith Peteet were contributed by Hank Sutherland including Marshall who we found living in Morgan Co., GA in 1880 with his family. Dennie Robertson Peteet, Jr. was added from the 1930 Census and I recently found his obit posted on find-a-grave.


age 90 - RUTH ELIZABETH 'BETTY' CHENWORTH nee CONNELLY was born May 13, 1919, and died March 18, 2010 in Colorado. She married September 02, 1939 in Baltimore City, MD WILLIAM EARL5 CHENWORTH (WILLIAM GEORGE 'WILL'4, THOMAS AUSTIN3, THOMAS2, GEORGE1) He was born January 05, 1919 in Cockeysville, Baltimore Co., MD, and died April 15, 1997 in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO. � Part of the family of the unknown George of the Back River Upper Hundred in Baltimore, this family has been detailed by Patrick Daspit and Dot Tucker-Hock. Thomas, Thomas Austin and William George are in the unknown sections of the Harris book, but without the benefit of the knowledge of George as the parent. This family uniquely uses the spelling Chenworth and is still largely based in Baltimore Co., MD. Dot added Ruth�s obit this spring.

Nominations For the Board of Directors

Elections will be held at the upcoming reunion for 2 vacancies on the Board of Directors. Nominations can be submitted to the Chairman of the Board at p.chenoweth@comcast.net.

A few guidelines that need to be observed:

CFA Bylaws, Article V, Para. 1.043 says that candidates for the Board will be published in the Newsletter prior to the election. This is that newsletter!

Anyone nominating a person must have communicated with that person in advance to be sure the person will accept a nomination.

Nominations will be taken from the floor during the General Membership meeting.

Pete Chenoweth and Dick Buchanan have been nominated for seats on the Board.

Jope Chenoweth - Part II

The following is a continuation of a presentation with the permission of Derek Miller (derekmiller745@btinternet.com), from his website. Jope Chenoweth (previously thought to be John Chenoweth) is my GrGrGrGrGrGrandfather. � Peter Clinton Chenoweth (editor and Chairman of the Board)

Previous Article: Jope Chenoweth - Part I


It seems that John instead returned to England; he must have resigned from the Royal Navy and spent just over a year back at home. Because on 24 November 1799 he again joined the Royal Navy as a volunteer, being again paid a bounty of �5. He was appointed an Able Seaman on HMS Woolwich on ticket S.L.(191), and arrived on board the Woolwich on 4 December 1799 while she was docked at Woolwich, London. The Woolwich moved to Spithead and then in early March 1800 sailed for Gibraltar, arriving in late March. On 30 March 1800 John was discharged from the Woolwich at Gibraltar so that he could join HMS Champion to be transported to HMS Queen Charlotte, though it turned out that he never did join the Queen Charlotte.

John joined HMS Champion as a supernumerary at Gibraltar on 31 March 1800. He was on Champion all though April and then joined HMS Speedy as a supernumerary at Leghorn on 1 May 1800 for transport to HMS Minotaur. He joined Minotaur as a supernumerary at Genoa on 28 May 1800. The Minotaur stayed at Genoa for about three weeks and then sailed to Leghorn where she remained for about five weeks and was then back at sea when John was discharged on 15 August 1800 to join HMS Foudroyant. For some reason John was also recorded in the muster books of HMS GuillaumeTell for this period, but was not actually mustered on this ship.

John, at the age of 24, was now given a promotion that was to prove very lucrative, being appointed Purser on the 16-gun sloop HMS Cameleon by the Warrant of [ships]Admiral Lord Keith, who was Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean, dated 16 August 1800 and confirmed by the Admiralty on 6 January 1801. Pursers were warranted by the Admiralty, they were not examined for professionally competence but they did have to provide financial sureties. Their duties were to oversee the supply and issue of victuals, slops (clothes) and other consumable ship's stores, partly as officials responsible for government stocks, and partly as officially regulated private contractors selling their own goods to the ship's crew, which could be very profitable for someone who was a good businessman. The Purser might be assisted by the Purser's Steward and a Purser's Yeoman (or storekeeper), who were ratings that in practice were selected by the Purser and usually had their pay supplemented by him.

John actually arrived on the Foudroyant as a supernumerary on the 23 August 1800 and then six days later transferred to HMS Lutine, which was then holding a large number of prisoners of war while stationed at Mahon on the island of Minorca, where he was a supernumerary until 6 September 1800.

John then joined the Cameleon as her Purser on 7 September 1800 when she was under the command of Captain Frederick L Maitland, who had taken command on 25 January 1800. On 31 January 1801 the Cameleon was in Aboukir Bay (Abukir Bay) on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt when Maitland had to leave the Cameleon as a result of being ordered onshore to be with the British Army that had been landed to dislodge the resident French Army. Because of his hasty departure Maitland didn't have time to arrange the sending of the ship's accounts for his time in command to his agent in London and left them in the charge of the Purser, John Chenoweth, with directions to forward them at the earliest opportunity. It seems the accounts never arrived in London and in 1803 Maitland was trying to find out what had happened to them and wrote to John Chenoweth to ask him to investigate. This resulted in John writing from the Cameleon at Malta on 3 March 1803 to Messrs Ommaney and Druce in London, who were Maitland's agents, advising them that he had made every possible enquiry about them. The accounts had been boxed up and sent to HMS Trusty that was also in Aboukir Bay in 1801, to be forwarded to Mr Hore, Purser of HMS Kent, but the Clerk of the Cameleon in the haste had forgotten to get a receipt from the Trusty. Mr Hore, Purser of the Kent, had since died but his Captain and executor, Mr Davison, remembers seeing a memo amongst his papers mentioning Captain Maitland's accounts but this can no longer be found. Maitland, now Captain of HMS Loire, then wrote to Sir Evan Nepean, secretary to the Admiralty Board, on 2 September 1803 advising him of these details and requested that their Lordships grant a dispensing order for the passing of his accounts without the missing documents. Nepean referred the matter to the Navy Board on 16 September 1803 for consideration and a report, where it seems to have languished for several years, with the Navy Board replying to William Marsden, who was now the secretary to the Admiralty Board, on 14 March 1807, saying that they had no objections except that they needed the Muster Books so that the Victualling Board could pass the Purser's accounts. It seems that these things could drag on for many years in those days and presumably John's accounts as Purser had also not been passed.

While John was Purser on the Cameleon it seems that he purchased tobacco at Lernica (Larnaca, Cyprus) at 8� pence per pound and was ordered by Edward O'Brian, the Captain of the Cameleon, on 22 May 1801 while off Alexandria, Egypt to sell the tobacco to the crew at that price, this order being the result of a similar order to O'Brian from Admiral Lord Keith the Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean. It seems likely that John then complained about this to the Commissioners of Victualling as it would remove his profit, and they found that this order was contrary to the order of the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty on 4 August 1798 that tobacco be sold to crew members at 1 shilling 7 pence per pound as this was considered a rate that suitable compensated those supplying it. This resulted in the Navy Office ordering Lord Keith on 11 August 1801 to revoke his order to O'Brian and hence John and stated that on all ships tobacco was to be sold at 1 shilling 7 pence per pound. From this it seems that John could potentially make substantial profits selling his own goods to the crew. John served as Purser on the Cameleon for four years, being discharged on 25 August 1804.

John then became the Purser of HMS Narcissus, which was a 32-gun 5th rate frigate, arriving on board on 26 August 1804 but was immediately lent back to the Cameleon for three days, finally arriving permanently on the Narcissus on 29 August 1804. Warrants for John to be Purser on the Narcissus were not issued by the Admiralty until 9 November 1804 and then by the Navy Board on 4 March 1805. While John was Purser on the Narcissus he had Alexander Robinson as his Steward, and in May 1805 the Narcissus was at Cork, Ireland due to sail to the West Indies. In late 1805 the Narcissus was part of the naval force under Commodore Sir Home Popham that went with the army commanded by Major-General Sir David Baird to re-capture the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch. On 24 December 1805 the Narcissus drove on-shore and wreaked the French privateer Napoleon near the Cape of Good Hope. The naval force arrived at Table Bay in early January 1806 and the capture of The Cape of Good Hope was easily achieved on 10 January 1806. On the 4 March 1806 the Narcissus, while part of the squadron lying off the Cape of Good Hope, captured the French 40-gun frigate Volontaire, which than became a British ship of the same name.

After the Cape of Good Hope had been captured Home Popham convinced David Baird that an attack on Buenos Aires, then the capital of one of the Spanish colonies in South America, was in order, as he had learnt that it was lightly defended and Britain was now actively at war with Spain. David Baird ordered about a thousand troops of the Scottish 71st regiment of infantry under General William Barr Beresford to go with the naval force under Home Popham to capture Buenos Aires, and the convoy departed on 14 April 1806. At a meeting between Popham and Beresford on the Narcissus on 13 June when the ships were stationed off the River Plate the final decision to attack Buenos Aires was taken. The attack happened on 25 June 1806 and by the end of the day the city had surrendered. Popham then ordered that John Chenoweth was to be Agent Victualler at Buenos Aires and that his Steward Alexander Robinson was to accompany him as his assistant. They were both discharged from the Narcissus on 7 July 1806 to take up their posts in Buenos Aires.

Popham's letter of 8 July 1806 appointing John as Agent Victualler stated that he was to use his utmost endeavours to procure all articles need by the squadron at Buenos Aires at the cheapest rates possible, and as soon as the country became more settled he was to enter into contracts for the same. Also he was to procure local money for any Government Bills he would draw to pay for these articles at the best rate of exchange possible. An indication of the costs of the articles John was to procure and the amount of money he would be handling can be gained from his letter of 16 July 1806 to Home Popham that stated that he had been offered a tender to supply local money against Government Bills of �5,500 (approximately equivalent to �360,000 in 2008) at the rate of 4s 11�d per local dollar, which he considered a good rate, and Popham approved it.

The British occupation of Buenos Aires did not last long as Spanish and Argentinean forces attacked in early August and Beresford and his men surrendered on 12 August 1806 when their retreat from the fort to Popham and the British ships in the harbour was cut off. The captured British were imprisoned and they included John's assistant Alexander Robinson, as a letter from the Victualling Office to the Navy Board on 22 April 1808 states that he was a prisoner in South America from 12 August 1806 to 7 September 1807. It's not known for certain if John Chenoweth was also a prisoner but it seems likely that he was as the same letter states that the Victualling Office's agent in Buenos Aires, John Chenoweth, had paid Alexander his wages of �11 5s due to him as Foreman of the Victualling Stores in Buenos Aires from 9 July 1806 to 12 August 1806. Also when John becomes Purser of HMS Saldanha on 18 January 1808 the last ship he had served on was given as the Narcissus, which he had been discharged from back on 7 July 1806, so the intervening gap in his naval record would be neatly filled by him being a prisoner from 12 August 1806 to 7 September 1807.

The Register of Officers Appointed records that after leaving Narcissus John was invalided and the Succession Book of Standing Officers records that a Warrant for his successor, Samuel Harvey, to be Purser on the Narcissus was issued by the Admiralty on 20 September 1806. If, as seems likely, John as well as Alexander Robinson was taken prisoner when the Spanish recaptured Buenos Aires then the record of John being invalided probably refers to his condition after he was released from being a prisoner of war. Some of John's pay due to him from his time on the Narcissus, including some compensation for his servant, was only paid on 3 September 1808; some outstanding pay for Alexander from his time on the Narcissus had been paid on 16 February 1808. This again indicates that John must have been a prisoner and only received some of his outstanding pay almost a year after arriving back in England.

After the loss of Buenos Aires Home Popham exchanged numerous letters with the Spanish Commanders in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, initially these were requests that the prisoners should be treated well as the British had been treating their Spanish prisoners well, and then the requests were that the prisoners be exchanged for those Spanish held by the British. These requests seem to have resulted in a fairly negative response from the Spanish Commander and by the middle of September Popham was giving the conditions for neutral shipping to leave Spanish ports around the River Plate before the British imposed a blockade. The British had been sending additional forces to the River Plate and attacked and captured Montevideo on the northern shore of the River Plate in what is now Uruguay. General Beresford with the help of a local man escaped and joined the British at Montevideo; this being part of a sort of subplot in which the locals hoped that the British would help them to gain independence from Spain.

The British then attempted to retake Buenos Aires. On 28 June 1807 eight thousand British soldiers landed near Buenos Aires and a new battle for the city began. The British fought their way into the city but suffered very heavy losses and were finally surrounded and slain almost to the last man. The war was over and the final agreement to end the war was that the British would leave Buenos Aires and Montevideo and in return all of Beresford's men still held prisoner were freed on 7 September 1807.

On his return to England after his release Alexander Robinson wrote to the Admiralty requesting his pay for the time he was a prisoner, this was referred to the Navy Board who referred it to the Victualling Office; they replied to the Navy Board in the above mentioned letter of 22 April 1808 stating that they considered that Alexander should be paid as Purse's Steward from the time he was taken prisoner until his arrival back in England, but the Navy Board then passed this back to the Admiralty in a letter of 28 August 1808 stating that they considered he should be paid as Foreman of the Victualling Stores until he was liberated, as that was the position he held at the time of his capture; the Admiralty noted on the letter that his wages were to be paid. This difference of opinion between the Navy Board and the Victualling Office being an example of different departments trying to get out of being the ones having to make the payment; a later letter by Alexander shows that he was actually paid by the Victualling Office at the rate of 7s 6d per day as Foreman of the Victualling Stores, so the Victualling Office didn't get out of making that payment.

Warrants for John to be Purser on HMS Saldanha were issued by the Admiralty on 18 January 1808 and by the Navy Board on 20 January 1808. The Saldanha was then under construction at Chatham Dockyard so although attached to the ship John would have been working on shore in the dockyard and probably living with some of his relatives in Chatham or Gillingham, which seems a suitable not too demanding post for him if he had been an invalid during the latter part of the previous year. He arrived at the Saldanha in Chatham Dockyards on 29 March 1808 and his pay was 15 shillings per week, which was just over �39 per year. The Saldanha was launched in 1809 and then commissioned during April 1810, but John never served on her after commissioning, because by January 1810, when he was 33 years old, John had been appointed by the Lords of the Admiralty to be Agent of the Royal Naval Hospital at the Cape of Good Hope.

It seems that after they had returned to England John and Alexander Robinson had intended to continue working together and that the Admiralty had agreed that Alexander should be John's steward on the Saldanha after she was commissioned. In the meantime John had obtained Alexander a position on HMS Winchelsea and was also making payments to him, presumably to make his pay up to that of a Purser's Steward. But the Admiralty's discharge of John from the service and their appointment of him to a Civil Establishment position as Agent of the Royal Naval Hospital at the Cape of Good Hope complicated things by meaning that Alexander would also have to be discharged from the service if he was to be John's steward at the Cape of Good Hope, as they now both intended. It seems that John thought the Admiralty was agreeable to this but the Captain of Alexander's ship would not discharge him. Alexander wrote to John about this and John in his reply from Portsmouth on 12 January 1810 said that there was now little he could do as he was about to leave England, but left �4 for Alexander as his payment to him for the months of November and December, which was the balance he owed him, and recommended that if he couldn't get discharge from the service to go as Steward to Mr Wheeler whose frigate was about to be commissioned. Alexander wrote to the Admiralty on 15 January 1810 pleading his case, but two days later they decided that his discharge would not be granted. This presumably ended the connection between John and Alexander.

Sir Roger Curtis, Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth, issued an order on 6 January 1810 that Mr John Chenoweth be given a passage to the Cape of Good Hope on board HMS Porcupine. John boarded the Porcupine on 15 January 1810 and sailed on her to Rio de Janeiro, arriving on 11 March 1810. John was discharged from the Porcupine on 26 March 1810 while she was still at Rio de Janeiro as the Porcupine was not going to be sailing on to the Cape of Good Hope but staying in Brazilian waters, so John must have continued his voyage to the Cape of Good Hope on another ship. John commenced work as Agent of the Cape of Good Hope Hospital on 10 June 1810, as did the other senior members of staff, so this seems to be the date the hospital opened. The head of the hospital was James Cairns as Surgeon and John as Agent was the next most important member of staff. The accounts of the Cape of Good Hope Hospital from 1810 to 1821 show that during this period John was paid an annual salary of �350 and in addition �10 10s per year for stationary and 3s 6d per day for subsistence; in the years to 1814 he also received �30 per year for house rent. The accounts also record that in 1815 John was employing four Negro labourers at the hospital and paid them each at the rate of 3 shillings per week. Some memos attached to the 1817 pay lists from the commander at Simons Town Naval Yard instruct John to discharge the Assistant Surgeon and replace the Cook by one of the Negros, showing that John was effectively the hospital's administrator.

John married his first cousin Elizabeth Muddle, who was the daughter of his mother's brother Edward, in about 1819. It's assumed that Elizabeth must have sailed out to the Cape of Good Hope and that the marriage took place there. John and Elizabeth had six children born between 1820 and 1830, five daughters and a son. Their first two children would have been born at the Cape of Good Hope, probably in early 1820 and early 1822. The last of the accounts to show John as Agent at the Cape of Good Hope Hospital are for the third quarter of 1821, after which there is a gap in the accounts until 1825. An 1822 letter from the Victualling Board recommending John for pension shows that John ceased to be Agent in 1821 as part of the reduction in size of the Establishment, possibly the hospital was even closed in late 1821 for a few years. It seems that after this John and his family remained in the Cape of Good Hope for a few months with John still employed by the Admiralty and receiving his salary. On the 10 May 1822 the Victualling Board wrote to the Admiralty recommending that �50 was granted to Mr Chenoweth towards his expenses in returning to England on an East Indiaman, which was approved. Then on 21 June 1822 the Victualling Board wrote to the Admiralty recommending for superannuation Mr John Chenoweth late Agent of the Naval Hospital at the Cape, from which situation he was discharged in 1821 on a reduction of the Establishment, after a service of altogether nearly 30 years as Clerk, Purser etc. and 12 years 4 months in his last situation. John's naval pension commenced on 10 May 1822, when he was 46 years old, though the authority for it was not granted until 1 July 1822; he was entitled to half his salary of �350, which was �175 per year, paid quarterly for the rest of his life.

John and Elizabeth's other four children were born at Rainham near Chatham in Kent between 1823 and 1830, and at all four of their baptisms John gave his occupation as Purser in the Royal Navy, presumably he should have added 'retired'. After her mother's death in 1831 Elizabeth inherited from her father the house adjoining the house bequeathed to her sister Laurentia at the top of Gads Hill in Gillingham. John and Elizabeth probably then lived at Gillingham for a few years as their eldest child, daughter Laurentia, died there in 1836, at the age of 16. But soon after this they moved to Canterbury; their fourth child, daughter Frances, dying there in 1838, at the age of 11. An 1838 directory listed John Chenoweth, R.N. as living at 3 Saint John's Lane, Canterbury. In 1838 & 1839 John was being paid his quarterly pension of �43 15s at the Custom House in Faversham. In the census of 6 June 1841 John and Elizabeth were living in Saint John's Lane in Canterbury with their four surviving children and they had 20-year-old Mary Cage as a live-in servant. John's occupation was given as 'Navy H P', meaning he was on Half-Pay, i.e. he was not on active service, he was retired. Sometime during the next six years they moved because Bagshaw's History, Gazetteer & Directory of Kent, Vol. II for 1847 listed John Chenoweth Esq. as living in Castle Street, Canterbury.

(concluded in the next issue)

By Jon Egge, WA
(24rd Installment of a series � 16th installment on grandchildren.)
Menu of previous series articles

Hannah�s Ashtons

The will of Richard Chenoweth tells is that his daughter Hannah married an Ashton. That was all we knew for over 200 plus years up and including the Harris book. Greg Wulker had at one time suggested that maybe the name was Ashman, as he had been frustrated in his searches. Then, six years into the pudding, Shirley Helen Muszynski of Michigan contacted me in June of 2000. Shirley descended from Chenoweth Ashton of Franklin Co., OH, her great grandfather. Chenoweth was a grandson of Hannah�s, a son of Thomas Ashton and Nancy Spence. Shirley was able to give us Hannah�s marriage to Joseph Ashton and the names of their 10 children. The door, now cracked open, has grown over the years to a robust family enhancing with our limited knowledge of Richard�s family. Joseph is found in the 1810 Census in Havre de Grace, Harford Co., MD. Hannah�s brother, Thomas is just 6 pages away, helping to identify him as the right Thomas to be Richard�s son. We find that much of Richard�s family moved east into Harford Co. This is also where we find the early unknown Maryland lines yet to be identified to the family. While a few of the younger Ashtons moved to Ohio, the bulk of Hannah�s family remained ensconced in Harford Co. Census work started the detailing of Hannah�s family and then I happened on the website of Bucky Edgett, which in part was based on the genealogy efforts of Charles H. Baldwin in 1972. Today we have families for 5 of the 10 cited children. Hannah herself out lived her husband Joseph dying on March 15, 1836 in her 80s and is buried Rock Spring cemetery, Harford Co., MD

Hannah and Joseph had 10 children. At least 6 married. We know little of the oldest John. He is said to have had a daughter Hannah. We have not found him in a Census, though it is said that he lived until 1860. Richard Ashton, the 2nd son and child, married Ruth Love. They had 5 known children probably all born in Harford Co. Their son, William Joseph Ashton, married Ann Rebecca Streett. There were several marriages between the Ashtons and Streetts as detailed by Bucky Edgett�s research. William�s sister, Sarah Ashton, married David Streett, Jr. David�s sister, Hannah Streett, married Joseph Ashton, III, a nephew to Richard Ashton. Thomas Streett, also a sibling to David and Hannah, married Susan Ashford, another of the children of Joseph and Hannah Ashton. As mentioned Thomas Ashton married Nancy Spence and went to Ohio as did his sister Catherine and brother William, neither of whom ever married. Sarah married a Hanway, but nothing is known, while Keziah and Edward are not known to have married.

The 1850 census finds us 11 families, 59 people. Most are in Harford Co., with two in Baltimore, two in Ohio and Susan�s son Joseph Streett in St Louis, MO. The numbers in the 1860 Census don�t increase much, numbering 13 families and 66 people. Most of the increase is in Ohio and the Harford families actually shrink to 5. There needs to be more work to restore what would be found there. Joseph Streett is still in Missouri. We find the same slow expansion in 1870 in families with just 16 families, but the number count is more impressive with 91 people, which bodes well for the future. The 6 families in Ohio number 22 people. Joseph Streett is now in Howard Co., MO. 49 people and 9 families are in Maryland, the majority (7) are in Harford. What is apparent is that the family, while growing, was not moving anywhere, with no real change from 1850 to 1870 in its location. This is typical of families that stayed behind and did not participate in that early strong westward movement in quest of land. In the last 10 years, I have been in contact with only 4 descendants of this third generation line. There is certainly a lot more out there.

HANNAH3 CHENOWETH (RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1752 in Baltimore Co., MD, and died March 15, 1836 in Harford Co., MD. She married JOSEPH ASHTON. He was born October 04, 1742, and died November 13, 1819 in Harford Co., MD.


  1. JOHN4 ASHTON, b. 1773, Maryland; d. 1860.
  2. RICHARD ASHTON, b. 1776, Harford Co., MD; d. 1854, Harford Co., MD; m. RUTH LOVE, November 10, 1807, Harford Co.; b. Aft. 1771.
  3. WILLIAM ASHTON, b. May 15, 1778, Harford Co., MD; d. February 10, 1871, Fairfield Co., OH.
  4. JOSEPH ASHTON, JR., b. March 08, 1784, Harford Co., MD; d. July 05, 1855, Maryland; m. ELIZABETH BALDWIN, September 22, 1810, Harford Co.; b. April 10, 1779, Maryland; d. February 13, 1854.
  5. KEZIAH ASHTON, b. 1785, Harford Co., MD; d. January 1874, Maryland.
  6. EDWARD ASHTON, b. 1789, Harford Co., MD; d. November 28, 1856, Maryland.
  7. THOMAS ASHTON, b. September 18, 1790, Harford Co., MD; d. March 18, 1845, Fairfield Co., OH; m. (1) NANCY SPENCE, January 11, 1815, Baltimore Co., MD; b. Abt. 1794, Maryland; d. August 31, 1828, Violet twp., Fairfield Co., OH; m. (2) LAURA WOODRUFF SWAN, March 13, 1828, Licking Co., OH; b. September 28, 1792, Milton, Chittenden Co., VT; d. April 12, 1875, Fairfield Co., OH.
  8. SUSAN ASHTON, b. Abt. 1792, Harford Co., MD; m. THOMAS STREETT, November 26, 1816, Harford Co., MD; b. May 01, 1794, Baltimore Co., MD; d. June 30, 1861, Baltimore City, MD.
  9. CATHERINE ASHTON, b. 1793, Harford Co., MD; d. 1845, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.
  10. SARAH ASHTON, b. Abt. 1805, Harford Co., MD; m. ? HANWAY; b. Aft. 1795.


(The following e-mail was received from a member of the family with regards to the reunion. Comments, articles, questions and other items for this newsletter are always appreciated. - editor)


I�m hoping you can help me out. I am hoping to find the holder of the Chenoweth & Sons funeral home records from Baltimore, MD. In your family newsletter from 2006 it�s stated that Paul Earl Chenoweth, III, a great grandson, lives now in Pennsylvania and tells me that his family has the funeral home records.

Do you know how one might access those records or request someone to check the records for some information on someone buried by the Chenoweth family? I have very specific dates of death. Depending where they are in PA I would be willing to go help with the research.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

29 March 2010
Ryan Bolles

It would be interesting if this happened. I believe I talked to Jerri the wife of Paul Earl Chenoweth, III. They were living in Hanover, PA and she told me some one in the family had the records�. This was in 2001. That is all I knew PS later Ryan responded with �I was able to reach them and they are checking into the specific year of records I need to see if they still exist.� � Jon Egge


Great site. Very informative. If there is any information I can provide, I�d be more than happy to.

31 March 2010
Richard T. Chenoweth

Thank you for contacting me. Yes, I would like to exchange some information. I have two Richard T�s in my file, one who I haven�t been able to place or contact. Of course I don�t know everything that happened after the 1930 Census. Once placed I can probably give you some information and you can help me get �up-to-date�. � Jon Egge


What incredible news! I would like to thank you and everyone who helped put this mystery together with all your hard work and dedication. I had no idea what an emotional day this would be to finally place my GGGrandfather�s mother and father�s name into our tree and finally be able to connect him to the main tree.

I only wish my mother, Vivian Harshman Chenoweth, could have seen this day. She worked so hard on our tree and it was BC (before computers). I never found a mistake but a lot of clues that she had dug up. I do not know how she did it with only the bus, the library and letters.

I can never thank all of you enough.

6 April 2010
Chris Chenoweth

[This is in regard to the �assumed placements� in our lead article]Well I am glad I made someone happy. Of course there is no proof, but it is the only possible fit I know of and it has a high probability of being right. It was part of a cleaning up action, of stuff that had been just sitting there for years. My conversation with your mother was very helpful in pinpointing what branch this family was. You can thank a very odd name (Chenoweth). Did we ever get a DNA sample on this line? � Jon Egge


I am writing again�.to inquire if the Chenoweth family group has a DNA site? The reason I ask is because we Sutton�s have posted our most recen DNA information and would like to see if our Sutton�s from New York and Iowa match your Chenoweth�s. My father confirms there were Chenoweths who lived in Floyd County, IA in the 1920�s. Would you like look into this with us?

13 March 2010
D. J. Sutton

I have recently submitted cheek swabs to Ancestry.com and now have the results. Is there still a need for DNA data in the family projects?

15 April 2010
William David Deremiah

We do have a DNA site� As far as I know, DNA testing for genealogy is limited to Chenoweth male lines. Our DNA testing gives a marker for the Chenoweth name. Deremiah and Sutton DNA would give names for that name. The two would not match. � Jon Egge


Hi, thank you for the newsletter I just received. I am completing a CD or DVD on my family it is the second for us.

I wanted to ask you, when I send out my completed Ancestry CD, I wanted to send out copies of the CD that you sent to me about 1 � years ago on the Chenoweth Ancestry, to my family. They are all first cousins(13), 2 aunts, my sister, and my 3 children. It�s the one I paid $35 for and well worth it.

I respectfully wanted to ask your permission to make copies. I would appreciate it.

16 Mar 2010
Jackie B. Miller

Oh dear�.The CDs are sold with the stated purpose that they are not to be distributed in any such manner�.See the Read Me section on the disc which states: �The files contained on this disk are intended for the buyer�s personal use and are not to be passed on to others or published on a stand alone basis. Material is from the Chenoweth database.� Copying CDs for others is like copying a book. You should either buy another or give them your copy � Jon Egge.


Hi, I found my dad�s name, Royce Lee LaRue, on the Chenoweth ancestry site. I am his daughter, and my name is not on there. And, most of my cousins are not there either. I can help fill in a lot of missing names in the 12th, 13th, and maybe even the 14th generations under my grandparents Opal Elizabeth Hilton & Henry Duncan LaRue.

I was so astonished to have come across the Chenoweth site. I had no idea I was in the lineage until about 2 weeks ago, and I found it by happenstance. Amazing.

30 Mar 2010
Leigh Kirsten LaRue

Thank you for contacting me. Many years ago, Joe LaRue of Texas gave me a very large study of the LaRues that descended from the two daughters of Rebecca Chenoweth Burdine, Mary and Sarah, who married the brothers James and Samuel LaRue and went to Arkansas. As you live in Texas, let me extend to you a personal invitation to our reunion this summer. I don�t think we have ever had a cousin from this fine family branch. � Jon Egge.


Thanks for the feedback, Jon. Always helpful to hear. Good luck on locating books. Of course the entire first half of the series is available at archermayor.com, as you know. The others should be findable at least through your local independent bookstore

5 May 2010
Archer Mayor This email was in response to my reading a book �The Surrogate Thief� by Archer Huntington Mayor, who I discovered was a descendant of Ruth Chenoweth, the daughter of Arthur. Archer has written 20+ detective stories � Jon Egge


I found your newsletter when I googled Gary Lee Chenoweth. He is my biological father (so I�m technically a Chenoweth, also!); he and my mother divorced when I was very young and he terminated his parental rights.

His parents were Opal and Howard. He was born in November 1944, graduated from William Jewel College in Liberty, MO around 1967 or 1968 and served in Vietnam in the US Army.

I have no idea if he is dead or alive, but I�d like to contact him. Any suggestions?

7 May 2010
Robin Fowler

Robin is a �Pat� name, no gender implied, but from your letter I assume you are a male. The Gary Lee in my file does not fit this at all, but I have a guess as to what this may be and perhaps you might recognize it. I have a Howard Arnold Chenoweth b: 1 Jan 1910 in Jefferson Co., MO. He died in 1978. If his wife was an Opal, there is one who died in St Louis in 2002 that was born in 1908 who had a husband Howard. I do not know their children but a Gary in 1944 would be the right time frame�. There is supposedly a Gary Lee Chenoweth in St Louis who is 65 � that fits�.. � Jon Egge

Thank you so much for your speedy reply. I am in fact Gary�s daughter. I haven�t seen him since I was about 4, no heard from him. Your description sounds like the �right� Gary Lee, and St Louis makes sense since he was a Missouri boy.

My thinking is to try whitepages.com for a Gary Lee Chenoweth in St. Louis. IS that what you would do? Again, thank you so much.

8 May 2010
Robin Fowler

I am very interested in this line which comes from an Amon Chenoweth, who lived in Warrick Co., IN in the early 1800�s. I only have a guess for who he was. A long time ago I spoke to Howard�s half brother in Arizona. He died shortly after that. I am interested if this is right. I wish I had a DNA sample, but it has to be a male named Chenoweth, or should be named Chenoweth like you, but wrong gender. Yes I would try the white pages and if that doesn�t work, you might want to spend the money on an Intellius Report that might have more recent info or a lead�. You might get the death certificate of Opal and see who was the informant, if Gary, it would have an address, - Jon Egge


So, I was just messing about on the computer the other day and was surprised to find my mother and father, Lydia and Walter Wonsettler, mentioned on your �in memorium� page. I had never heard the name Chenoweth in the family before and I wasn�t able to figure out the relationship from the information given. We are related how?

17 May 2010
Judy Wonsettler Juneau

Your mother and I are 6th cousins once removed. That means that means that you are descended from Hannah2 and I am descended from her brother John2. � Jon Egge


Can you help me identify my ggggrandfather?

My gggrandmother, Elizabeth Chenoweth, was born in 1833 in Cincinnati, OH. Her mother was Tamor Sara Ann Hubley. She married Frances Criswell in 1855 at the age of 22. By that time she had lost her mother who dies in 1854, a sister Sarah Chenoweth died in 1850 and a half-brother Alexander Hubley Riddle died in 1850. Her father must have died before 1846 when Tamor married Alexander Riddle in the 1850 Census. Elizabeth and Frances had three sons and four daughters.

The index of a book titled �Selected final pension payment vouchers 1818-1864� shows Tamor Hubley as receiving pension for Richard Cheneworth.

18 May 2010
Connie Criswell Pahls

Thank you pointing me to this 1830 Census listing. When I looked at my 1830 sheet, it was there unidentified. I think this record clearly supports Joshua�s son Richard being the father of Elizabeth. What an amazing world. Unidentified census records have always been my bane because they are not organized in a way that they are easily reviewed. Pete has started to reorganize our Census data (beginning with 1930) in a master spreadsheet that insures such records are not missed. That in this instance the various records left to us have come together with a very positive result. The first census listing we have for Joshua is 1800 in Fayette Co., PA. In 1810 he is in Lycoming Co. which became Mercer Co. which became Lawrence Co. His father John left him land (200 acres) in Mercer Co., on his death in 1820. It may be that Joshua was living on this land earlier than that. As to the 1860 Census, I really believe that the correct handling of this is to include John as a son of Elizabeth. Children in the household are generally accepted unless other information is known, and in this case we have nothing telling us anything different. In 1900 Elizabeth says she has been married 45 years and has 7 children all living. Her obit says she was married 62 years which pushes the marriage date to 1853 and would include John. This is an obvious conflict but the proper way to look at this is to include John, unless you have something else. It is probable that he died young. It is too bad we have not found Elizabeth in 1910 to have a 2nd bite on the apple. See my article �Elizabeth explained� in this issued � Jon Egge


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

[Unknown lines � Now placed] John E. Chenoweth m: Christina �Christy Ann� Hall

John E. Chenoweth is listed on page U609 in the Harris book. He was born about 1839 in Ohio and married Christina 'Christy Ann' Hall in Pickaway Co., OH. He died a relatively young man on July 24, 1874, probably in Macon Co., IL where he is found in the 1870 Census and his widow, Christina, remarried to Miles Dickerson, is found in the 1880 Census. There were 5 children, 4 of who are known to have married. It is my belief that John was the son of Ison Chenoweth, the one male line of Edward Chenoweth. Ison was also an unknown in the Harris Book, but was placed with the help of Joyce Hagerty who wrote me: �In 1810 census, Fayette Co., PA, German township. John Antle and his 1st or probably 2nd wife, Sarah Ann Quinlan lived just down the road from Edward Chenith [Chenoweth] and his 8-year-old daughter, Isabel. Our Edward Chenith had only 1 son. I'm sure he was "Isom" who was in Ohio by the 1830 census. Isabel named a son Isom Antil, and it is so rare, I've only seen one other named that in over 20 years. Edward Chenoweth had 8 daughters beside Isabel...Seven were younger.�

Indeed we know that Edward came to Ohio and is found in Licking Co., OH in 1840. Ison married Sarah Nelson and his first daughter Hannah was born in neighboring Hocking Co. In 1840 Ison was in Muskingum Co. In 1850 he was widowed in Vinton Co., with three children, one being a John Chenoweth who was born in 1839. This matches the Census information we have for John E. Our understanding of the family shows no other John born in Ohio at this date that would fit. Most likely the �E� was for Edward his grandfather. He had a son Edward I. Chenoweth, with the �I� being for Ison, or Isaac, the ancestor of this line of Edward. I have no proof for this, but the likelihood is very high. It would be nice to get a DNA sample of this line. This Spring this line, along with a few others, have been brought into an �assumed placement� as they are each in their own respect probable. One other supporting factor is that Ison�s youngest son George W. also migrated to Macon Co., IL and is found there in the 1900 Census.

Ison died on August 25, 1881, probably in Hocking Co. Are there some estate papers? I do not know, but it certainly needs checking. And while I will continue to look, by the terms of the

  • [above] lead article in this month�s newsletter, John E. has been placed in the main file as a son of Ison.

    ISON5 CHENOWETH (EDWARD4, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1805 in Fayette Co., PA, and died August 25, 1881. He married (1)

    SARAH NELSON. She was born Abt. 1804 in Pennsylvania, and died March 1850 in Vinton Co., OH. He married (2) MARGARET PONTCHAS October 31, 1850 in Hocking Co., OH. She was born 1814 in Ohio. He married (3) NANCY TULDEN November 28, 1854 in Ross Co., OH. She was born Abt. 1814 in Ohio.

    Children of ISON CHENOWETH and SARAH NELSON are:

    1. HANNAH6 CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1835, Logan, Hocking Co., OH; m. JAMES BLAIR, July 11, 1858, Logan, Hocking Co., OH; b. 1830, Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA.
    2. JOHN E. CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1839, Ohio; d. July 24, 1874; m. CHRISTINA 'CHRISTY ANN' HALL, August 09, 1860, Pickaway Co., OH; b. January 12, 1842, Ohio; d. April 04, 1928, Macon Co., IL.
    3. HESTER LOUISA CHENOWETH, b. June 23, 1843, Ohio; d. April 19, 1918, Ramah, El Paso Co., CO; m. SAMUEL CARPENTER, October 07, 1860, Buenavista, Hocking Co., OH; b. March 14, 1834, Perry Twp., Hocking Co., OH; d. October 09, 1891, Cuba, Republic Co., KS.


    4. ERMENA6 CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1851, Ohio.
    5. JANE CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1855, Ohio; d. Unknown.

      Child of ISON CHENOWETH and NANCY TULDEN is:

    6. GEORGE W.6 CHENOWETH, b. May 1857, Ohio; d. Bef. 1915; m. MARY BASELER, July 27, 1881, Hocking Co., OH; b. October 1855, Ohio.

    JOHN E.6 CHENOWETH (ISON5, EDWARD4, ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1839 in Ohio, and died July 24, 1874. He married CHRISTINA 'CHRISTY ANN' HALL August 09, 1860 in Pickaway Co., OH. She was born January 12, 1842 in Ohio, and died April 04, 1928 in Macon Co., IL.

    Children of JOHN CHENOWETH and CHRISTINA HALL are:

    1. CHARLES ARTHUR2 CHENOWETH, b. June 19, 1861, Ohio; d. February 12, 1941, Pierce Co., WA; m. MARY C. 'MAGGIE' MORRIS, August 23, 1881, Macon Co., IL; b. July 1863, Illinois; d. May 16, 1940, Pierce Co., WA.
    2. EDWARD I. CHENOWETH, b. June 21, 1864, Ohio; d. August 15, 1913; m. ALICE RASE, July 07, 1894, Macon Co., IL; b. Bet. 1859 - 1874; d. Bef. 1900.
    3. GEORGE H. CHENOWETH, b. November 16, 1869, Macon Co., IL; d. August 20, 1939.
    4. LAURA J. CHENOWETH, b. April 1871, Macon Co., IL; d. Aft. 1950; m. FREDERICK J. 'FRED' WOLFER, February 21, 1889, Macon Co., IL; b. January 1866, GERMANY; d. Aft. 1950.
    5. JOHN WALTER CHENOWETH, b. April 14, 1874, Macon Co., IL; d. August 12, 1950, Macon Co., IL; m. ANNA ROSS DUKE, October 04, 1912, Macon Co., IL; b. 1884, Kentucky; d. April 08, 1961.

    [William Line] Edward and his daughters

    The Harris book tells us that Edward Chenoweth [page 392] married Mary Wilson in Berkeley Co., VA on September 23, 1797. His sister Susannah had married Mary�s brother, Zachariah Wilson. There it ended. Edward and Susannah were children of Isaac Chenoweth, the youngest son of William(2). As we entered our 2nd year of website operation in January of 1997, Joyce Hagerty contacted me about the Copeland line of her husband, James Leo Hagerty. Eliza Antil had married Alfred B. Copeland in Greene Co., PA. Her parents were John Antil and Isabell Chenoweth. According to Joyce, a family story handed down in the Copeland family went: �In 1810 Census, Fayette, Co. Pa. German Twp, John Antle and 1st wife Sarah Ann Quinlin lived down the road from Edward Chenith and his 8 year old daughter Isabel. Before 1820 John's wife had died, and he had married Isabel. Helen Kost Ferranti feels that Edward made a deal with John Antil to get rid of Isabel and have 1 less mouth to feed. He gave her to a man 40 years older than she was. (Source: Helen Kost Ferranti of Pine Bluff Ark, 1991).�

    Stories like this often are just stories, but there are always kernels of truth, in this case the marriage itself and Eliza�s parents. Edward can be found in Fayette Co in the 1810, 1820 and 1830 Census. By Census count there were at least 8 daughters. In 1830 his son and two of the older daughters have left and he and his wife are living still with 5 daughters, the oldest of whom it develops was Hannah who never married and would show up living with her brother Ison in an 1850 Census cited below. Edward is an unusual name in the family and Isaac�s son was the first so named. He would be the only Edward for about 50 years. A couple of sisters of Edward, Susannah and Elizabeth, also migrated to this area of Pennsylvania helping the story of these proofs. In 1840 Edward is found in Licking Co., OH. In nearby Muskingum Co. is an Ison Chenith. This is a singular name. Isabel Chenoweth Antil had a son Ison Antil, apparently named after her brother. Ison had all the requisites to be the son of Edward found in the 1820 Census. In 1850, Ison and his family, found in the unknown section of the Harris book [page 609], are living with his sister Hannah Chenoweth and his aged mother Mary, who is Mary Wilson.

    So far we had found three children, Isabel, Ison and Hannah. Don Long of Ohio added two more, Esther and Deliah. Both married in Muskingum Co., OH where their brother Ison was living, Esther to Joseph Gordon and Deliah to John S. Hunter. Esther actually married her cousin, Joseph Gordon who was the son of Robert Gordon, Jr. and Elizabeth Chenoweth. Elizabeth was a sister to Edward, and the Gordons had likewise spent some time in Pennsylvania before coming to Ohio. At the time there was no other Chenoweth named family in this area other than Ison. Don actually comes from another possibility, Matilda who married Adam Linn in Muskingum Co. Don has been looking for years without success for the parentage of Matilda. Though another likely daughter, Don wants to find the proof before listing this and I have respected that.

    To these 4, possibly 5, daughters we have over time added two more that married in Pennsylvania. In the year 2000 I learned that, Loraine Chenoweth married Hugh Gunion, Jr. Loraine is a family name as Edward had a sister named Lorraine Ann who they called �Rainy�. This was a key find that led me to a brief contact with Barbara Andersen of New York. It is also a confused mess. Apparent according to Barbara, Hugh Gunion who married Loraine was an orphan whose actual name was Hugh Matthews. There also is an actual son named Hugh B. Gunion who would marry Luramy McGee. In age they were a year apart and they both married in Pennsylvania about a year apart. This is a situation ripe for confusion. I had first met a descendant of Hugh B. and Luramy who we both mistakenly thought at the time were Hugh, the orphan, and Loraine. Next came an actual descendant of Hugh and Loraine and somehow this developed in to a disagreeable shouting match between the two that I would not like to revisit. Between came Barbara, also a descendant of The Chenoweth line who not only had the Gunion story but also said she had a Bible which listed some of the family of Edward: The Bible said �that Loraine�s parents were Edward and Mary Wilson Chenoweth and (other) children, Hannah, Isabel, Delila, Isom, Loraine, and Ester, but some got lost�. My moment of contact with Barbara was brief. She was busy and got caught up in the whirlwind of ensuing arguments. She never gave me a street address and now she is a lost Andersen somewhere in New York. Her record though is the only one I have seen that actually lists some of the children of Edward and Mary and at that point confirmed most of what we had pieced together.

    In 2001, Susan Nicolia introduced me to a Sarah Chenoweth that married William Williard [this name is sometimes Willyard and more recently morphed into Willard]. That conversation did not go very far until in the spring of 2004 I was re-introduced to this by Linnea Hyder and we found the family in the 1850 Census. This family lived in Licking Co., OH and had come from Pennsylvania. Linnea�s letter had the key proofs I was looking for. She wrote �On my Great Grandfathers death certificate it has as his mother Sarah Chyeth from Pennsylvania. I found her married to William Williard, also from Pennsylvania, in the 1860 census in Ohio around Newark [Licking Co]. It also had her sister Hannah listed with them. She was listed as Hannah Chenoweth. She was at that time ten years older than Sarah. This was a good fit: Sarah was the name of Edward�s mother, the roots were Pennsylvania and the location in Ohio right, and, there was her sister Hannah, who had been with Ison in the 1850 Census.

    Edward and his family is still a work in progress, but over the last nine years we have learned quite a bit and added a remarkable branch back into the family tree. If there were 7 daughters, we have now found 5 of them, as well as the son.

    EDWARD4 CHENOWETH (ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1777, and died Aft. 1840. He married MARY WILSON September 23, 1797 in Berkeley Co., VA (now WV). She was born Abt. 1780 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1850.

    Children of EDWARD CHENOWETH and MARY WILSON are:

    1. HANNAH5 CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1800, Pennsylvania.
    2. ISABEL CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1802, Fayette Co., PA; d. 1871, Greene Co., PA; m. JOHN ANTIL, 1819, Fayette Co., PA; b. 1763, Harford Co., MD; d. Aft. 1850, Perry twp., Greene Co., PA.
    3. LORAINE CHENOWETH, b. April 23, 1804, Penslyvania; m. HUGH GUNION, JR., June 02, 1822, Pennsylvania; b. April 23, 1804, New York.
    4. ISON CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1805, Fayette Co., PA; d. August 25, 1881; m. (1) SARAH NELSON; b. Abt. 1814; d. Bef. 1850; m. (2) MARGARET PONTCHAS, October 31, 1850, Hocking Co., OH; b. 1814, Ohio; m. (3) NANCY TULDEN, November 28, 1854, Ross Co., OH; b. Abt. 1814, Ohio.
    5. SARAH CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1811, Fayette Co., PA; d. Abt. 1861, probably Licking Co., OH; m. WILLIAM WILLIARD; b. Abt. 1809, Pennsylania; d. Aft. June 1870, probably Licking Co., OH.
    6. ESTHER CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1816, Pennsylvania; m. JOSEPH GORDON, February 25, 1837, Muskingum Co., OH; b. 1817, Ohio.
    7. DELIAH CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1825, Ohio; d. Unknown; m. JOHN S. HUNTER, September 02, 1843, Muskingum Co., OH; b. Abt. 1821, Ohio

    [John Line] Looking for descendants: Randolph Chenoweth

    Randolph Chenoweth was the son of William Pugh Chenoweth and Lydia Kittle. Born on October 28, 1814 in Randolph Co, he married there to Martha Jane Collett, the daughter of Solomon Collett and Edith Davisson. Randolph has the distinction of being the only Chenoweth line that Cora could not identify. Part of the reason was that she got the children of William Pugh wrong. She also apparently got Martha�s name wrong calling her Virginia Collett. In four successive Censuses she is known as Martha, Martha J., M.J., and again Martha. Randolph was also thought to be the first male Chenoweth of the Randolph Co., WV families to leave West Virginia to head west. In 1850, the family is found in Mason Co., KY. Ten years later they were in Wayne Co., IA and by 1870 in Union Co., OR. Randolph died in LaGrande, OR on August 20, 1886. This town nestled in the Blue Mountains on present day I-84, which skirts by the town of Chenoweth on the Columbia some 175 miles west, has been the home of several Chenoweth families that immigrated to Oregon. Randolph had 4 brothers that married. Three of these: John Kittle, Hickman and Alba David all died in Randolph Co. Many present-day Elkin descendants stem from the line of John Kittle. The other brother, Isaac Newton moved over to neighboring Barbour Co. In the 1880�s two of his sons would strike west for Kansas and Colorado.

    But all four of the lines of Randolph�s brothers appear to have thrived better and we have today living descendants from each of them. That is not yet the case with Randolph. Though Randolph is 6th generation and had a large family, the descendant lines would fit on half a page today. Of their 7 children both Robert and Minnie died young. Daniel never married and Albert has never been found after the 1870 Census of Union Co., OR at age 15. That leaves us with John Samuel who married Queen Shermer, but had no sons, thus ending the Chenoweth name in this line, and his two sisters Mary Virginia and Martha Harriett. Of John�s daughters, Mabel, the eldest, born in Idaho married Harry French Chase and had one known son, Glen William Chase. This perhaps is our best chance at finding a descendant line, but at present I have no information on Glen. He died in 1997 in Spokane. Mabel�s sister, Carrie, married C.E. Olds and had one known daughter Helen Dewey Olds. In the Haitt book the name is misspelled as Olda, but I suspected it was wrong when it could not be found and there was but a single entry in the SSA system. Using the advantage of Ancestry.com�s every person indexing, I found her as Carrie Olds, living in Seattle, WA in 1910 married to Clarence E. Olds of Iowa with one daughter Helen. By 1930 Carrie and Clarence were divorced. Carrie and Helen, now age 24, were living on Senaca Street, Carrie was working as a hairdresser in a beauty salon and Helen as a cashier for a department store. I have no idea what happened to Helen. In The SSA system there is a Catherine Olds issued in Washington born 06 Oct 1882, the exact date of Carrie�s birth. I suspect this is she.

    Randolph�s daughter Mary Virginia married first Charles Frederick Aberly, who apparently went insane, leaving Mary widowed with one daughter Mary V. Aberly. Mary would marry a Canadian, Colin Gilchrist, and their one daughter Miram Virginia Gilchrist was born in 1898 in Chelan Co., WA. Known as Virginia she would marry Gilbert Butterworth who was associated with the Butterworth Funeral Home in Seattle. In 1930 Virginia and Gilbert are living in Seattle, married 9 years with no children. Mary Virginia remarried to Charles Wilson Preston. There were 2 daughters. Myrtle Preston married Michael Joseph Buckley and lived in Los Angeles. They had no known children. Her older sister, Charlotte Preston, is found divorced in 1930, having been married to a Butler, living with her mother Mary in Los Angeles as well. This leaves no probable line from Mary Virginia and her 3 daughters.

    Randolph�s daughter Martha Harriett Chenoweth married John Spencer White. By Census she had one son that lived to marry, Charles C. White. Charles and his wife Johanna 'Hannah' Driscoll had 2 daughters and a son, all who appear to have married and lived in the Sacramento, Northern California area. Though there are probable descendants from Martha�s Whites, there simply is not presently enough information to locate family members. So I am still searching for someone in this very small sliver of the family. We have added very little to what is known from its original delineation by Cora Hiatt other than where it probably belongs.

    RANDOLPH6 CHENOWETH (WILLIAM PUGH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 28, 1814 in Beverly, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), and died August 20, 1886 in LaGrande, Union Co., OR. He married MARTHA JANE 'VIRGINIA' COLLETT September 24, 1842 in Randolph Co., VA (now WV), daughter of SOLOMON COLLETT and EDITH DAVISSON. She was born September 14, 1826 in Beverly, Randolph Co., VA (now WV), and died December 17, 1889 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.


    1. JOHN SAMUEL CARLYLE7 CHENOWETH, b. November 12, 1845, Beverly, Randolph Co., VA (now WV); d. September 10, 1918, Trail, BC, CANADA; m. QUEEN SHERMER, October 29, 1874, Mountain City, Elko Co., NV; b. Abt. 1859, California; d. March 18, 1893, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.
    2. ROBERT CHENOWETH, b. April 1850, Mason Co., KY; d. Bef. 1860.
    3. MARY VIRGINIA CHENOWETH, b. 1851, Mason Co., KY; m. (1) CHARLES FREDERICK ABERLY, 1868; b. 1836; d. September 1877, Oregon; m. (2) CHARLES WILSON PRESTON, 1880; b. September 1845, CANADA.
    4. ALBERT M. CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1855.
    5. MARTHA HARRIETT CHENOWETH, b. 1859, Wayne Co., IA; m. JOHN SPENCER WHITE; b. Abt. 1859, Oregon.
    6. DANIEL P. CHENOWETH, b. February 1864, Oregon; d. March 06, 1938, Yolo Co., CA.
    7. MINNIE C. CHENOWETH, b. October 12, 1865, Oregon; d. April 12, 1879, Umatilla Co., OR.

    [Thomas Line] Foster cousins

    There were many connections between the families of Thomas Chenoweth and the Rev John Foster who must have become friends in the area of Old Towne, Allegany Co., MD. Two of the daughters of John Foster and his first wife, Elizabeth Lewis, Cassandra and Rachel, married sons of Thomas Chenoweth, Thomas, Jr. and Elijah; but the intertwining of families didn�t end there. John Foster, Jr., the brother of Cassandra and Rachel, and his wife Martha Prather had several children who led to cousin marriages. Their daughter, Ruth Foster married Abraham�s son William, but died shortly after, probably in childbirth. William later remarried to Nancy Johnston and the family ended up in Warren Co., IN. From an article recently sent me by Dot Tucker-Houk, titled �Notables Of Yankeetown, Ohio compiled By Mary Lou Stiverson�, I found that John�s daughter Rachel was the wife of Joseph Morgan. Their daughter, Mary Morgan, married Joseph Heath Chenoweth; and their daughter, Martha Morgan, married Lewis Foster Chenoweth, both grandsons of Elijah by different sons. Joseph Morgan himself, widowed on Rachel�s death, married Cassandra Chenoweth, the widow of John Morgan. I would assume that Joseph was a likely cousin of John Morgan. Cassandra was Elijah�s daughter and an aunt to both Joseph Heath and Lewis Foster. As an aside, Elizabeth Morgan, the sister of Joseph married William Chenoweth who traces back to William(2) through his father Thomas who settled in Clark Co., OH. James, a son of John Foster, Jr. and Martha Prather, married Margaret Bowyer. Their daughter, Elizabeth 'Eliza' Foster married Jeremiah Browning Chenoweth, a brother to Lewis Foster Chenoweth.

    John C. Chenoweth, the son of Thomas, Jr. and Cassandra Foster, married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Foster, the daughter of Thomas Lewis Foster and Mary Prather, Thomas being another son of the Rev John Foster. (Some accounts have this different, but it seems likely, but then I am not steeped in Foster genealogy.) Sally Foster, another daughter of Thomas Foster married Abraham�s son Jacob. As both John C. Chenoweth and Jacob Chenoweth ended up in Darke Co., OH, the two sisters, Elizabeth and Sally, raised families close to one another.

    There were other Morgan marriages: Rachel Morgan married Elijah�s son Thomas. I don�t know Rachel�s parents, but the marriage was in Fayette Co., OH where Joseph and his father William lived. Both William and Rachel were contemporaries of each other, both born in Virginia. John Morgan, who married Cassandra, was a son of Edward Morgan of Montgomery Co., VA. John had a half sister Rachel, born 25 Apr 1784, from Edward�s wife Francis Gannaway, so it is possible that this is the right Rachel. In the 1850 Census, Rachel was born ca 1785. Another Morgan in the mix was Mary Morgan who married George Chenoweth, the son of Arthur Chenoweth.

    Joseph Foster was the father of Elizabeth Jane R. Foster who married Thomas Chenoweth, the son of Sally Foster and Jacob Chenoweth. Joseph is the likely son of Thomas Lewis Foster. Joseph is living in Warren Co., IN in the 1850 Census. Jacob�s son, John F. Chenoweth, married Clarissa Foster. She was born in 1826 in Kentucky and whether she fits to the same Foster family is unknown to me. Certainly there are more connections here to make. I get confused enough just thinking about it.

    [Arthur Line] The Historical Gun

    Cora Hiatt�s work left this family with a wonderful start to preserving the family genealogy. But every once in a while, reading her book, you come across a story that makes you wonder how it came to be. One such story is on page 127 titled the historical gun, basically describing an old musket that was traditionally handed down in the families of William of Hampstead to a son named John Chenoweth. It is the start of the story that makes my head spin. It goes like this: John(1) gave a gun to his grandson John(3) who was the son of Richard(2), and he was the second son of John(1). This grandson John died and left only one son, whose name was Richard. Therefore, the gun must go to the next John in the family, which was William�s son John(4). William(3) was a brother to John(3), deceased, and when his son John(4) received the gun, William decreed that it would always be passed to a John Chenoweth and kept within the family.

    Cora then goes on to describe the Johns in her line to whom the musket was passed. There is a nice picture of John Bowen Chenoweth and his son John Jackson Chenoweth with the gun. Now John Jackson had a son John Duane, so I assume the gun was passed to him. But there are so many things wrong with the front part of the story that one wonders who made this up. Cora starts her book by telling us that when she started on this genealogy effort, they had no idea who the father of William was. But then who knew this story? Was the gun story the basis for her genealogy? I doubt it. John(3) the s/o Richard had several sons, and indeed, one named Richard. Harris lists a son John, but nothing is known of this individual if he even existed. William of Hampstead was not the brother of this John(3). His father Arthur, Jr. had no son John, but he did have a brother John who lived in Virginia. But Arthur�s brother had a son John, so this would not fit. Stepping back, Richard�s son John was born about the time that John(1) died in Virginia, but this grandson John, the s/o Richard was born in Baltimore Co., MD. The story falls apart. I think it was made up to add to the �legend of the gun�, maybe by Cora herself, as she was not shy about making things up.

    The lineage of the gun most likely goes like this, but who knows where it came from originally. Most likely it was William�s and maybe he got it from his father Arthur, Jr. Of course it is only my assumption that it was passed on to John Duane. John Duane died in 1972 at the age of 29. I don�t know if he married and had the opportunity to carry this tradition of sons named John on.

    5 John Baxter Chenoweth b: November 14, 1794
    . 6 John Murray Chenoweth b: July 03, 1840
    .... 7 John Bowen Chenoweth b: December 07, 1872
    ....... 8 John Jackson Chenoweth b: October 23, 1909
    .......... 9 John Duane Chenoweth b: December 09, 1942

    [Hannah Line] The Bakers: where did they go?

    Sometimes Census work gets very frustrating. When an entire family vanishes you are left wondering what in the earth happened to swallow them up without a trace. I guess I need Jack Malone and his agents. We are way over 24 hours and counting. Perhaps we are more into Cold Case stuff. Such is the instance for the family of Sidney Carter Baker of Winchester, VA. Granted Baker is not an easy name to sort through and the name itself becomes part of the problem as it is far easier to lose a Baker than save a Chenoweth. But unlike the problems of variant spellings and misspelling that you get with Chenoweth, Baker is usually Baker.

    This family is part of the line of John Carter, the youngest of Hannah�s sons and the one that stayed in Frederick Co., VA while his siblings moved off to Washington Co., PA. A good part of John�s family still lives in Frederick Co and its neighboring counties. Sidney married Henry F. Baker about 1822 at age nineteen. Found in the 1850 Census in Winchester with 6 children, they are there again in 1860. In 1870 not one can be found or identified. There was one daughter and naturally we have not found a marriage for her. The boys were John, Charles, Edward, Lycurgus and Otho. Trying to find a John Baker is pushing it, but Lycurgus and Otho are uncommon. In the ten year span, we had the Civil War. I am sure that some of the sons served, most likely for the Confederacy, but no record can be found. Winchester was in the thick of the struggle with Stonewall Jackson pitching several battles close by in his campaigns up and down the Shenandoah Valley. Maybe the Bakers, like others in the family, saw the war coming and left, but where? Certainly Henry and Sidney could have died being in their 60�s, but even then it is hard to imagine that all 5 sons died in the war.

    I have found a few possibilities, but they are not an exact enough fit to be sure. Perhaps by telling this story in a newsletter, some Baker descendant will find it and connect back into the family record.

    SIDNEY A.4 CARTER (JOHN3, HANNAH2 CHENOWETH, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1803 in Frederick Co., VA, and died Unknown in prob. Frederick Co., VA. She married HENRY F. BAKER November 28, 1821 in Frederick Co., VA, son of JOHN BAKER and AZENATH ALLEN. He was born Abt. 1801 in Virginia, and died Unknown.

    Children of SIDNEY CARTER and HENRY BAKER are:

    1. JOHN P.5 BAKER, b. 1825, Frederick Co., VA.
    2. CORNELIA J. BAKER, b. 1828, Frederick Co., VA.
    3. CHARLES H. BAKER, b. 1830, Frederick Co., VA.
    4. EDWARD C. BAKER, b. 1832, Frederick Co., VA.
    5. LYCURGUS C. BAKER, b. 1836, Frederick Co., VA.
    6. OTHO K. BAKER, b. 1840, Frederick Co., VA.

    [Richard Line] Just One Chinoweth?

    There are several spelling variations of the Chenoweth name in use today. In our Social Security listings, the bulk of the family uses Chenoweth (88%) or Chenowith (5%), with the rest scattered among 15 spellings. The rarest perhaps is Chinoweth. I only have one instance of this spelling out of more than 2,000 entries. It belongs to Harry Winfield Chinoweth who died in Utah in 1980. This is, as expected, a Tennessee line. As far as I can ascertain this spelling was used by his parents who died long before the SSA listings came into being. Harry had a brother Willard W. Chinoweth, who became interested in the genealogy of the family, and discerning the more proper spelling of Chenoweth, changed his name to reflect the common usage. Willard was the father of Ellen Chenoweth, whose name you see in film credits for casting. I have run across the name of a Winfield Scott Chinoweth in Texas. I believe he is probably a son of Harry�s by an unknown first wife. I can think of no other explanation.

    HARRY JOSEPH8 CHINOWETH (WILLIAM JOSEPH7, JOHN6, RICHARD5, NICHOLAS4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born December 23, 1891 in Wright, Greene Co., IL, and died April 07, 1948 in Morgan Co., IL. He married (1) WOODWORTH TOST WEBB September 13, 1912, daughter of WINFIELD S. WEBB. She was born Abt. 1892 in Missouri, and died April 14, 1932 in Greene Co., IL. He married (2) LENA PRATHER. She died November 13, 1947 in Morgan Co., IL.


    1. (SON)9 CHINOWETH, b. May 02, 1913; d. May 02, 1913.
    2. (DAUGHTER) CHINOWETH, b. September 25, 1914; d. May 15, 1915.
    3. WILLARD W. CHINOWETH, b. April 14, 1916, Greene Co., IL; d. January 12, 1998, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; m. MARY BROWNING, Abt. 1944; b. June 12, 1917, Benton, Franklin Co., IL; d. October 28, 2005, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.
    4. HARRY WINFIELD CHINOWETH, b. March 12, 1919, Illinois; d. February 1980, Utah; m. ISABELL HAYCOCK, July 11, 1970, Elko, Elko Co., NV; b. March 23, 1925, Escalante, Garfield Co., UT; d. March 31, 2008, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT.

    [Arthur Line] Elizabeth explained

    Some days are extraordinary. I have often given fishing an analogy to genealogy and a webpage. You never know when something interesting is going to hit the line. Better than fishing, now heavily regulated, the web is 24-hours and 7 days a week, 12 months a year and no license. Well you have to pay for the site and the access, bit that is far cheaper than $2,000 trips to Alaska and gear. Incidentally, my family is now into being a distributor for Loop reels and gear, so if any cousin is a high end fisherman, I will point you in the right direction. Back to today, May 18, this morning the wind had shifted and a light mist drifted across the yard. The water was moving fast up the passage, near white-cap in strength. An email said �I believe Richard Thomas Chenoweth is my gggrandmothers father can you help me verify�. From Connie at ancestry. This was followed by a direct email titled �My email said �Elizabeth Chenoweth�. A morning bite.

    On opening, Connie asked �Can you help me identify my ggggrandfather?�. She continued �My gggrandmother Elizabeth Chenoweth was born in 1833 in Cincinnati Ohio. Her mother was Tamor Sara Ann Hubley. She married Frances Criswell in 1855 at the age of 22. By that time she had lost her mother who died 1854, a sister Sarah Chenoweth d.1849 and a half brother Alexander Hubley Riddle d 1850. Her father must have died before 1846 when Tamor married Alexander Riddle 1850 census. Elizabeth and Frances had three sons and four daughters�. The index of a book titled "Selected final pension payment vouchers 1818-1864 shows Tamor Hubley as receiving pension for Richard Cheneworth.�

    I was of course immediately interested. Connie had asked if Richard Thomas Chenoweth who married Ruth Perrin might be the correct placement. No children were known of this marriage. I took the time to look at the website material and saw that Tamar lived in Lawrence Co., PA and was there in the 1850 Census with Elizabeth Chenoweth. Harris had found this Census listing with no explanation of what it could mean. I immediately realized that this could not be a daughter of Richard Thomas. The location was wrong, but there were Chenoweths in Lawrence Co., PA. Joshua had a son name Richard but we had no further information. Joshua�s family was first described by Cora Hiatt. She said it was from a Bible record, but as there were only three full dates it is likely this Bible was one from one of Joshua�s children. She mistook the wrong family for the son John, who we now believe was the John M. found in Texas in 1850. The fullest description of families was from the son Alexander Holmes Chenoweth who went to Missouri.

    Connie later reminded me of a Census listing of a Richard Chenoweth (spelled Chinneth) in 1830 in Fayette Co., PA. I had not identified that detail, but it is now clear that this was Joshua�s son who would then proceed to Cincinnati, OH, where he apparently died after Elizabeth�s birth. His wife Tamar returned to Lawrence Co., PA where her one surviving daughter, Elizabeth married Francis Criswell. This would open up to a fine tree to add to the Chenoweth file, having solved two records we had not reconciled previously. It was a fine bite indeed and well landed.

    RICHARD5 CHENOWETH (JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born 1804 in Pennsylvania, and died Bef. 1840 in probably Ohio. He married TAMAR SARA ANN HUBLEY. She was born May 08, 1804 in Pennsylvania, and died March 08, 1854 in Lawrence Co., PA.


    1. SARAH6 CHENOWETH, b. Abt. 1829, Pennsylvania; d. November 1849, Lawrence Co., PA.
    2. ELIZABETH H. CHENOWETH, b. July 11, 1833, Cincinatti, Hamilton Co., OH; d. July 09, 1915, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA; m. FRANCIS M. CRISWELL, Abt. 1853; b. September 1824, Pennsylvania; d. May 12, 1909, Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA.

    ELIZABETH H.6 CHENOWETH (RICHARD5, JOSHUA4, JOHN3, ARTHUR2, JOHN1) was born July 11, 1833 in Cincinatti, Hamilton Co., OH, and died July 09, 1915 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA. She married FRANCIS M. CRISWELL Abt. 1853, son of JOHN CRISWELL and MARGARET MCCLURE. He was born September 1824 in Pennsylvania, and died May 12, 1909 in Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA.


    1. JOHN7 CRISWELL, b. Abt. 1854, Lawrence Co., PA.
    2. RICHARD M. CRISWELL, b. December 1857, Lawrence Co., PA; d. February 19, 1916, Lawrence Co., PA; m. LUELLA PEARL ALEXANDER; b. July 14, 1872, Pennsylvania; d. August 27, 1954, Lawrence Co., PA.
    3. MARGARET ANNA CRISWELL, b. Abt. July 1859, Lawrence Co., PA; d. June 11, 1930, Lawrence Co., PA; m. CYRUS D. MILLER; b. December 06, 1854, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA; d. January 04, 1940, Lawrence Co., PA.
    4. CATHERINE T. CRISWELL, b. June 1865, Lawrence Co., PA; d. August 07, 1921, Lawrence Co., PA; m. WILLIAM G. NELSON; b. February 1861, Pennsylvania; d. 1921.
    5. RUTH ELLA CRISWELL, b. February 1867, Lawrence Co., PA; d. February 26, 1951, Lawrence Co., PA; m. (1) JOSEPH EDIE; b. Aft. 1857; m. (2) WILLIS FISHER, Private; b. August 1853, Pennsylvania.
    6. REBECCA CRISWELL, b. April 1869, Lawrence Co., PA; d. July 13, 1932, Lawrence Co., PA; m. WILLIAM B. HAMILTON; b. February 1862, Pennsylvania.
    7. JAMES H. CRISWELL, b. October 1875, Lawrence Co., PA; d. September 21, 1900, Harlansburg, Lawrence Co., PA.
    8. JOSEPH EDIE CRISWELL, b. May 05, 1877, Kino, Lawrence Co., PA; d. December 09, 1964, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA; m. CATHERINE MAY CAMPBELL; b. Abt. 1883, Pennsylvania; d. December 23, 1950.


    In this issue we ask you to take a look at information that we have gathered from the 1930 Census with regards to Chenoweths. These are individuals that we have been unable to identify. As always with this column any help in identifying these individuals would be greatly appreciated. [Indiana-Maryland]...

    • Indiana
      • Elkhart, Elkhart Co.
        • Chenoweth, Earl 35-IN (manager shoe store)
      • Delaware, Muncie Co.
        • Chenoweth, Myrtle M. 52-IN (married 33yrs) housekeeper
        • Chenoweth, Sarah A. 66-IL (widow) parents born in OH & PA
      • Floyd, New Albany Co.
        • Chenowth, Laura 41-IN (married 19yrs) parents born in Germany & IA
      • Huntington, Huntington Co.
        • Chenowth, Laura 41-IN (married 19yrs) parents born in Germany & IA
        • Chenoweth, Adelia 65-IN (widow � 1st married age 22) parents born: Germany & Prussia
      • Michigan City, La Porte Co.
        • Chenowith, John B. 47-IN (married 18yrs) yard laborer � Indiana State Prison
    • Iowa
      • Davenport, Scott Co.
        • Chenoweth, Vern 29-IL (married 10yrs)
          • Gale 7-IA
    • Kansas
      • Atchison, Atchison Co.
        • Chenoweth, James F. 38-NE (married 10yrs) manager � dry goods store (parents born: IL & IA)
          • Clarice 30-NE
      • Ottawa, Franklin Co.
        • Chenoweth, Eliza 62-OH (widow) parents born TN & France
      • Delaware, Leavenworth Co.
        • Chenoweth, John 83-US (inmate) � National Military Home
      • Beloit, Mitchell Co.
        • Chenoweth, Katherine L. 16-KS (waitress � Girls Industrial School) parents born: MO & MO
      • Wichita, Sedgwick Co.
        • Chenowth, Martha 63-KS (widow) mother
          • Myers, Lester 43-KS (married 18yrs) electrician � electric power & light co.
          • Altha 39-KS
          • Louann 8-KS
          • Patra J. 1 6/12-KS
    • Maryland
      • Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co.
        • Chenoweth, Edgar 17-MD candy maker (parents born: MD & France)
      • Baltimore, Baltimore City
        • Chenoworth, Adie 57-MD (widow)
        • Chenowith, Charles 24-MD (married 1year) driver
          • Marie 22-MD
        • Chesworth, Elsie 28-MD (Single) nurse
        • Chenoweth, Emma 67-MD patient � Mt Hope Retreat (Insane) parents born: NJ & MD
        • Chenowith, Evelyn 20-F (Single)
        • Chenoweth, Hilda 41-IL (widow 1st married at age: 18) bookkeeper � insurance co. (daughter)
          • Hammond, Agnes 71-MD (widow 1st married at age: 25) seamstress
        • Chenoweth, June R. 5-MD
        • Chenoweth, Katherine M. 22-MD (married 6years) sales lady � retail store (daughter)
          • Jude, George E. 55-MD (married 27years)
          • Margaret 47-Germany
        • Chenoweth, Mary 53-MD (widow) resident � Gundry Sanitarium
        • Chenoweth, Mary E. 65-MD (widow) cook � private family
        • Chenoweth, Mollie 62-MD (widow) sister
          • Hill, Martha J. 40-MD
          • Joseph R. 13-MD
          • Martha B. 11-MD
          • Charles S. 9-MD
        • Chenoweth, Rosalie 52-MD (widow 1st married at age: 27) vulconing � tube works
          • Alvin W. 36-MD (single)
        • Chenowith, William E. 19-MD (Single) prison laborer � wire goods shop (Baltimore City Jail)
      • Election Dist 2, Baltimore Co.
        • Chenoweth, May 19-MD (married 1year)
          • John H. 8/12-MD
      • Election Dist 9, Baltimore Co.
        • Chenoweth, Annie M. 60-MD (widow) parents born: Germany & Germany

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