Robert James 'RJ' Chenoweth-69
Jackson A. Springston has a much more complete chart of Robert and Sarah Jane on rootsweb. I recommend you copy this link and paste it into your browser to go over to his chart at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=:2881508&id=I561127666 .
Middle name of James taken from the 1880 Census.
1860 Census Calhoun, Virginia
Robert J. Chenowith 30 M farmer Randolph Co, VA
Elizabeth J. 21 F Jackson Co, VA
William W. 6 M Gilmer Co, VA
Gemmima B. 3 F Calhoun Co, VA
Mary M. 1 F Calhoun Co, VA
Robert Chenowith 78 M Hampshire Co, VA
William P. Hardaway 15 M Gilmer Co, VA
1870 Census Washington, Calhoun Co, WV
Chenowith, Robert J. 40 M W Farmer 1300 1005 VA
~~~~~~~, Elizabeth 31 F W keeping house VA
~~~~~~~, William ? 15 M W VA
~~~~~~~, Jemima B. 13 F W VA
~~~~~~~, Prudence 8 F W VA
~~~~~~~, Laverna 5 F W WV
~~~~~~~, James G. 3 M W WV
~~~~~~~, Florence 1 F W WV
Mitchel, Ellen 18 F W house keeper VA
June 1900 Washington, Calhoun, WV
Robert J.......Head..Oct 1829...70...M 47 Yrs...WV WV WV
Elizabeth J...Wife...Nov 1838...61...M 47 Yrs...18/11...WV WV WV
Dorre E.........Dau...Dec 1878...21...S...WV WV WV
Knotts...........Son...Oct 1880...19...S...WV WV WV
Wheeler.......Son...Oct 1886...13...S...WV WV WV
Death Record Detail...
Name: R J Chenoweth
Death Date: 16 May 1906
Death Place: Euclid, Calhoun, West Virginia
Age at Death: 76y
Burial Place: not listed
Burial Date: not listed
Birth Place: not listed
Marital Status: M
Hardesty's History of Calhoun County, West Virginia
GEORGE LYNCH, JR.
George Lynch, Jr., son of George and Mary (Gregory) Lynch, was
born on Williams River, Nicholas County, Virginia (now West
Virginia), February 14, 1813. His parents both died in Gilmer County,
this state, his father in 1860, and his mother in 1875, but he has
made his home in what is now Calhoun County since 1843. In that year
he left Gilmer County, and settled on West Fork, building a mill near
where he now lives.
In Arnoldsburg, this county, February 15, 1843, the words were
spoken joining in one the lives of George Lynch, Jr., and Jemima
Knotts, and the years that have ensued have given them fourteen
children, born: Mary, January 22, 1844; Joseph K., and Julia Ann,
December 18, 1845; Pembroke, May 28, 1848, died October 1, 1872;
Louisa, November 17, 1851; Rufus, August 14, 1853, died November 7,
1858; Amy, March 15, 1856; Sarah E., May 1, 1858; Almira E., October
16, 1860; Leuverna S., January 28, 1862, died December 25, 1866;
Kosciuske and Pulaski, April 16, 1866, died January 18 and 19, 1867,
respectively; George L., January 14, 1868; Matilda J., September 28,
The wife of Mr. Lynch was born September 18, 1827, in Harrison
County, then in Virginia, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Arnold)
Knotts. Her father is now deceased, her mother living in Washington
district, Calhoun County.
George Lynch, Jr., has served Calhoun County in many official
positions, From 1854-56 he was justice of the peace; 1856, for a
number of years was surveyor for the county, serving until ill health
forced him to resign; in 1870 he represented Calhoun and Gilmer
Counties in the legislature, and 1771-72, he was representative from
Calhoun and Ritchie Counties. Farming and surveying now occupy his
time, and Arnoldsburg, Calhoun County, West Virginia is his address.
Transcribed by Linda Fluharty
Elizabeth Jane Knotts-68
Her obit says she was born in Weston, (W)VA.
From an unidentified newspaper 1920 Prominent Woman Dead
Mrs. Jane Chenoweth, one of the prominent women of Calhoun county and well known in all sections of the county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Corder, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis early Monday morning of last week.
Mrs. Chenoweth was the widow of the late Robert Chenoweth, of Washington district, who died about twelve years ago. She was born at Weston 83 years ago and before marriage was Miss Jane Knotts, a member of one of the state's most prominent families. She was a high type of Christian womanhood and was possessed of sterling traits of character that endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. The news of her demise will be heard with regret in all sections of the county.
(Note: a good part of the rest of the obit is either missing or unreadable. The information below is what I have been able to take from the one remaining paragraph.) She had eighteen children. Mrs. unreadable (possibly Lena) Stalnaker and Mrs. William Stalnaker of Orma; Mrs. J. B. Corder, Mrs. Fenton West, Mrs. _ D. Springson (Springston?) of Spencer, ____ __ Riddle of Billings, Mrs. Eva Robinson of Harrisville, Wood and K_____ Chenoweth of Minnora, and Wheeler Chenoweth of Arnoldsburg.
From information written in below the obituary: Elizabeth Jane Knotts Chenoweth 1839 - 1920 d/o Joseph and Mary Arnold Knotts
Mary Jane Chenoweth-4930
According to the image of their birth records, Mary Jane and Jemima B. were twins. Jemima was on the 1860 census but her twin was not.
Robert J. Chenoweth-4933
Death Record Detail...
Name: Robert J. Chenoweth
Death Date: 19 Nov 1865
Death Place: Calhoun Co., West Virginia
Age at Death: 6y 8m 2d
Birth Place: Calhoun County, W V.
Marital Status: S
Mother: E.J. Chenoweth
Mother's Birth Place:
Father: R.J. Chenoweth
I can't help but wonder if this death record is in error. The birth date calculated to 17 Mar 1859. But this child wasn't on the 1860 census and his sister Mary Matilda was born in Mar 1859. So this child is suspect but I left it in the record hoping to find some answers. In the 1900 census, his mother says she has had 18 children; and if this child is included, that makes 18 children for her. Please email me if you have any answers to this.
Emma Dona Chenoweth-4951
Why her name on the 1900 census was Dorre E. is unknown, but I am assuming the birth date was accurate. Even though the carving on the gravestone shows a birth date of 1879 and a death date of 1902. There is no mention of a husband on the grave marker. The picture was provided by Jack Springston and his rootsweb chart has much more on this family than I do.
Record of their marriage bond is found on the WV culture vital records site. Aaron Thompson and Stephen Jackson were bondsmen. Her name was first written as Patty Jackson; then the Patty was struck through and written above it was Martha.
Earlier I had John's birthplace in Monongahela Valley, Fauquier Co., Virginia. But I am fairly certain Monongahela Valley is not, nor ever has been in Fauquier Co, even when the county might have been larger. So perhaps folks giving this as a source, didn't know which place he was born in. The above marriage record does not give birth locations, but by this time both John and Patty lived in Harrison Co, Virginia. Now there is a Monongahela Valley in Harrison Co.
By 1850 John and Martha were found on the Barbour County census. Their son Thomas A. was living next household to John and Martha.
1850 U. S. Census Dist. 5, Barbour County, Virginia
Dwelling # Family #
1385 1385 Sarah Thompson 40 F 18,000 VA
David Thompson 20 M farmer VA
Ingaby Thompson 17 F VA
George Thompson 15 M VA
Elizabeth Thompson 12 F VA
Perry Thompson 8 M VA
1386 1386 Thomas A. Thompson 35 M Farmer 2,000 VA
Sarah A. Thompson 26 F VA
Rebecca J. Thompson 11 F VA
1388 1388 John Thompson Sr. 68 M Farmer VA
Martha Thompson 65 F VA
Martha (Patty) Pomeroy Jackson-70
Record of their marriage bond is found on the WVculture vital records site. Aaron Thompson and Stephen Jackson were bondsmen. Her name was first written as Patty Jackson; then the Patty was struck through and written above it was Martha.
The marriage record does not give birth locations, but by this time both John and Patty lived in Harrison Co, Virginia.
1850 Census Dist 5, Barbour Co., Virginia
John Thompson Sr. 68 M farmer VA
Martha Thompson 65 F VA
On the same page is their son Thomas A.
1850 Census Dist 5, Barbour Co., Virginia
Thomas A. Thompson 35 M farmer VA
Sarah A. Thompson 26 F VA
Rebecca J. Thompson 11 F VA
Capt. Stephen Pomeroy Jackson-72
Note from R. Jackson: "From handwritten note by S. A. Jackson in Fell family notes: 'Son of Stephen Pomeroy & Hannah (Bailey) Jackson - of Jane Lew West VA" and on page 52: "They both lead useful lives and were most highly esteemed by all who knew them. They lived in the town of Jane Lew and more to keep from being imposed upon than as a source of profit they kept hotel. S. P. Jackson was polite and courteous but quick to resent an affront. He was major of malitia an office not of his own seeking and expressed himself when asked to run for the legislature as opposed to accepting any office that would take him out of his county'."
Jackson Ledger, Page 27 says that Benjamin Jackson made his home for several years with his cousin Stephen P. Jackson.
From Lloyd Jackson's Notes: Stephen Pomeroy Jackson b near Clarksburg, now WV (probably Mt. Clare) Browns Creek at the old Jackson homestead purchased in 1792.
From B. White of Jane Lew: Stephen Pomeroy opened Jackson's Store in Jane Lew about 1836 or 1837.
BURIAL: Broad Run Cemetery, Section 1, Row 12.
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index at ancestry.com
Surname: Stephen P. Jackson
County: Lewis Co.
Gender: M (Male)
Month of Death: Dec
State of Birth: VA
Cause of Death: TYPHOID FVR
1850 Lewis County, Virginia (Dist 30, July 3, 1850, pg 9, house 116, family 116)
HANNAH JACKSON 56 f 13000 VA
NANCY 22 f VA
CELIA 20 f VA
ELIZABETH 19 f VA
VIRGINIA 18 f VA
JAMES 17 m clerk VA
ELLEN 15 f VA
EDWARD 14 m VA
SUSAN 12 f VA
WM OLIVER 50 m VA
ELIZABETH JACKSON 86 f NJ
Stephen Edward Jackson-128
Ledger: Stephen Edward Jackson went to Texas just before the War of the Confederacy began and had bought up a large number of horses and cattle in partnership with Byron Bassel but ____ the larger portion of them. He enlisted in the Confederate Army & was captured at Fort Donaldson and sent a prisoner to Camp. Had he lived he would have been married to Lucy Goodloe, a sister to the author's Grandmother. After the war he returned to Texas and had just gotton his affairs in good shape and went with a party of friends & citizens to watch a party of Indians who had been killing and stealing their horses; and getting in a skirmish he was killed by the ball from the gun of an Indian.
From Bill White, Jane Lew: wording of the above is slightly different: Stephen was engaged to Lucy Goodloe, a sister to Sallie Ann Goodloe Jackson, wife of James W. Jackson.
Minter Bailey Sr.-113
Page 65 of ledger someone has added his date of death was 1789 .
Page 66 the original author has written his date of death was Nov 12, 1833.
The original Jackson Ledger does not give the names of Minter's father & mother. These have been added by transcriber in order to be able to list Minter's brothers and sisters which are in the Ledger.
Samuel's birth year is estimated based on the assumption that he was about 25 years old when he married in 1774.
Martha is mentioned in her father's Will. Her birth year is estimated based on the assumption that she was abt 22 years old when she married in 1774.
New York City Wills, 1780-1782, Vol X
contains abstracts of wills recorded in Liber 34 and part of Liber 35 in the surrogate's office, NYC. available at ancestry.com
Samuel's Will dated July 26, 1778, proved November 29, 1780.
Page 25.--I, SAMUEL JACKSON, SR., of Jerusalem, in the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, July 26, 1778, being weak and infirm. I leave to my wife Mary 500, and a horse and riding chair and negro girl, and 40 yearly so long as she remains my widow. And the use of half my dwelling house. Her horse is to be kept with grass, hay, and grain, and she is to have firewood, cut and carted to the door. I leave to my daughter Ruth 300. To my daughter Mary 250. To my daughter Jemima 150. To my daughters, Letiticia and Martha, 346 between them. I leave to my wife and my daughters, Ruth and Mary, all household goods, including the cloths, linnen and woolen. And my wife shall make the yarn, not made, into cloth, and the cloth, not made, into clothes for my children. My daughters, Ruth and Mary, are to live with my wife or their brothers, Townsend and Thomas Jackson, so long as they are unmarried. I leave to my grandson, Samuel Jackson, one horse, value 20, and a saddle and bridle, when he is sixteen. I leave to my son Richard over and above what I have already given him, one half of the land which I purchased of Joseph Lockwood and of Thomas and Elnathan Hanford, at or near Cold Spring, in Oyster Bay, to be taken off the north side. I leave to my sons, Townsend and Thomas, all the rest of my estate, lands, and movables, except so much as may be sold to pay debts. I make my sons, Townsend and Thomas, and my nephew, George Hewlett, executors.
Witnesses, William Jones, Richard Jackson, Jacob Jackson.
Codicil. February 17, 1780. Revokes the gift of land made to his son Richard, and leaves the same to his grandson, Samuel Jackson, son of said Richard. And he acquits his son Richard from all due from him for money advanced. Also leaves to his wife Mary another cow and the privilege of a garden. I leave to my daughter Ruth a cow. My daughter Mary being since married, I leave her a part of the household goods immediately. I leave to each of my daughters 50, and to Mary 10 more.
Witnesses, John Jackson Jr., Jacob Jackson, Samuel Jones. Proved, November 29, 1780.
From Jim Rubins' research: Mary Townsend is listed "of Oyster Bay" in Haight, John Sylvanus "Adventures for God: a history of St. George's Episcopal Church, Hempstead, Long Island" [Vail-Ballou Press, Binghamton, NY:1932]
July 26, 1778, mentioned in husband's will, Samuel Jackson of Jerusalem, [now Nassau Co.], NY (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 10:10.)
Ruth was named in her father's Will.
Hezekiah and his wife are both between 20 & 30 in the 1840 Census of Jackson Co, VA. They had no children at that time. So far, I have not found them on the 1850 Census.
The Jackson Ledger says they had no children.
Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
Groom Name: William Jackson
Bride Name: Hannah Bennett
Marriage Date: 12 Apr 1798
Quotes from the Jackson Ledger: "Very little is known of William Jackson and his children except that they lived on Sycamore in Harrison County until they determined to go West. They started to the Little Miami Valley, Ohio in the 1800 but since that (time) nothing has been learned. Recent investigation at Winchester, KY finds a Romulus and W. D. Jackson who trace to their father Elias and Grandfather William Jackson which is the nearest trace yet obtained."
"We have good reason to believe that part of the fly leaf in the Bible from which other names were gotten contained possibly the names of other children. There was possibly a William and Jacob but it requires better evidence to positively substantiate."
Quote from Roy B. Cook, 1928: "William Jackson, son of Edward W. Jackson, emigrated to Ohio in 1828, and settled near Wesley Chapel, M.E. church in Salem (now Harlan) Township, Warren County, Ohio, about two miles from Blanchester, Ohio, on State Route #28."
William and his wife, Hannah, are also mentioned in Hardesty's Historical Hand-Atlas as migrating to Warren County, Ohio in 1828; and being the parents of Benjamin B. Jackson of Paulding Co, OH.
From a descendant of Wm. & Hannah: "1828 was the year that most of the family immigrated to the Virginia Military District in southern Ohio. This land was made available to Revolutionary and War of 1812 veterans and their families."
From Family Records compiled by Matella Prickett Doughman, published 1935: "William Jackson served in the War of 1812."
See the Research article on Hannah (Bennett) Jackson by Mr. Jeff Carr, on the Conflicting Data Page. See also note below.
Obit: Mrs. Hannah Jackson
Mrs. Hannah, wife of William Jackson and mother of Rev. W. B. Jackson, of the Cincinnati conference, died at the residence of her son, Jacob Jackson, in Warren County O., February 20, 1855, in the seventy-sixth year of her age. Her maiden name was Bennett; her mother was an Ellsworth, daughter of Moses Ellsworth, spoken of in the "Life of James Quinn," and called "the pious patriarch," of an "extensive pious and amiable family." She was born in Pendleton county, Va, and her mother died when she was an infant. She was taken and raised by her grandparents, Harrison County, Va, where she was united in marriage with the husband who still survives. Hence she had the advantage of the pious instructions of her grandfather and mother Ellsworth and was early taught the precepts of the Gospel of Christ. She sought salvation in the means of grace, and powerfully converted to God, while engaged in secret prayer. She then labored for the good of others and soon her husband was brought up to knowledge of the truth, and she with her husband united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was faithful while she lived. She was zealous, patient and persevering in her Christian duties; she loved all the means of grace, especially those of secret prayer, love-feast, and class meetings, and as long as health permitted she was found in the house of God; she was one of those quiet Christians who never shouted, yet took great delight and found much consolation in singing the songs of Zion-there was great melody in her voice; she had many of our best hymns and sweetest spiritual songs committed to memory and could always find something appropriate to sing to suit every condition of the Christian in this life. One of those sweet spiritual songs that she used to sing frequently, while tears would bedew her cheeks, that seemed to express the true sentiments of her heart, is in part as follows:
"Come and taste along with me, The weary pilgrim's consolation, Boundless mercy, full and free, The earnest of complete salvation. Joy and peace in Christ I find, My heart to him is all resigned; The fullness of his power I prove, And all my soul dissolves in love, Jesus is the pilgrim's portion, Love is boundless like the ocean.
When the world or flesh would rise, And strive to draw me from my Savior; Strangers slight or friends despise, I then more highly prize his favor. Friends believe me when I tell, If Christ is present all is well, The world and flesh in rain arise. I all their efforts can despise. In the world I've tribulation But in Christ sweet consolation.
When I'm in the house of prayer, I find him in the congregation; Music sweet unto my ear, Is the glad sound of free salvation. When I join to sing his praise, My heart in holy rapture raise; I view Immanuel's land afar, And shout and wish my spirit there; Glory, honor, and salvation, What I feel is past expression."
She loved and read the Bible much, and was familiar with its teachings. She was sound in Methodist theory. She taught her children, aided by her husband, both by precept and example, to seek a home in heaven, and she labored not in vain. She lived to see all her children happily converted to God, but one. She has seven children living, and four have passed into the spirit land. Her death was that of the righteous. May God bless and save all her posterity in heaven is my prayer.
J. BOTKIN -------------------------------
The History of Warren County Ohio, Part VI Biographical Sketches - Salem Township pg 1024 gives a different date and place of birth for Hannah. In the bio of Wm. Ireland, it mentions the parents of Jemima Jackson, Wm's wife. It says "Hannah Bennett, a native of Maryland, born Dec. 25, 1779."
Matella Prickett Doughman states in her 1935 publication "The descendants of William Jackson and Hannah Bennett are eligible to D.A.R. membership through Moses Ellsworth. . . It is stated that Mary Hinckle or Hinkle, wife of Moses Ellsworth, has Revolutionary War ancestor, in her father. Mrs. Edythe H. Whitacre, London (Ohio) has proofs."