Jonathan Chenoweth (1757 - 1810) MP

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Birthplace: Frederick, Virginia
Death: Died in Muhlenburg, Kentucky, United States
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Jonathan Chenoweth

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A021378

Born probably in Frederick Co., Virginia, Jonathan Chenoweth was the second son of William and Ruth Calvert Chenoweth. Like his two bothers, John and William, he would serve in the Revolutionary War. He was a Private in Berry's Company, 8th Virginia Line, but, according to family lore, because of his handsome appearance, he was transferred into the elite guard of General George Washington.

After his discharge, at the age of 22, he married Chloe Atchison near Patterson Creek, Hampshire County, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Atchison and Sally Trumbo. Jonathan and Chloe started their family of 8 children in Virginia. They settled in Hardy County, which was formed in 1786 from Hampshire County. Before the turn of the century, they relocated to the frontier lands of Kentucky, where Jonathan's brother, William, had settled earlier. Jonathan may have died between 1810 and 1822 in Muhlenberg Co., KY. His wife Chloe is known to have been living in 1822, as she is listed as a member a Meade Co., KY Baptist Church along with the families of two of her children. Jonathan is not listed. In the 1820 census of Kentucky, only one Jonathan is listed, presumed to be Jonathan, Jr.

No will or family bible exists to confirm the time or place of Jonathan's death or the names of his children. Cora Hiatt skipped a generation in her book and listed Jonathan's son, Jonathan, Jr., in his place as a son of William(3). Thus she missed a whole generation of children and their lines. This skip has added to the confusion about this large family branch. Of the 8 children cited by Harris, only 4 have known lines to present day. The sons Jonathan, Jr. and Samuel are known by land transactions with their father and Chloe, a daughter, by the aforementioned church affiliation. Elizabeth is a presumed daughter by time and location. It should be noted that in the 1830s Jonathan, Jr. Samuel, and Elizabeth and David Casebier, all are found in Morgan Co., IL living near each other. Some of these families would later move to Missouri and Kansas. Many of the later generations would move to the Pacific Northwest.

Children of JONATHAN CHENOWETH and CHLOE ATCHISON are:

  • Jonathan, Jr. JR., b. 1779, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. Abt. 1834; m. POLLY (RUSS) FEEGLY, February 22, 1808, Logan Co., KY; b. Bet. 1774 - 1790, North Carolina; d. Unknown.
  • John b. 1780; d. Unknown.
  • James b. 1781.
  • Elizabeth b. January 06, 1782, Hampshire Co., VA (now WV); d. December 25, 1860, Oskaloosa, Jefferson Co., KS; m. DAVID CASEBIER, September 1803, Muhlenberg Co., KY; b. February 16, 1778, Cumberland Co., PA; d. April 01, 1841, Van Buren Co., IA.
  • Delilah b. Aft. 1783; m. FREDERICK CASEBIER, May 09, 1808, Logan Co., KY; b. Bet. 1774 - 1788; d. 1826, Indiana.
  • Samuel b. April 05, 1783, Frederick Co., VA?; d. April 15, 1836, Pike Co., IL; m. NANCY ELIZABETH ORR, December 22, 1806, Logan Co., KY; b. 1791, Virginia; d. Unknown, Pike Co., IL.
  • Sarah b. 1787; d. 1826, Indiana; m. WESTLY THOMAS, April 01, 1805, Warren Co., KY; b. Bet. 1772 - 1792; d. 1826, Warrick Co., IN.
  • Chloe b. Abt. 1788, prob Nelson Co., KY; d. Aft. 1840; m. ROBERT SIMMONS, September 18, 1802, Logan Co., KY; b. 1779, Prince George Co., MD; d. Aft. 1840, Maryland.

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Born probably in Frederick Co., Virginia, Jonathan was the second son of William and Ruth Calvert Chenoweth. Like his two bothers, John and William, he would serve in the Revolutionary War. He was a Private in Berry's Company, 8th Virginia Line, but, because of his handsome appearance, he was transferred into the elite guard of General George Washington. After his discharge, at the age of 22, he married Chloe Atchison near Patterson Creek, Hampshire County. She was the daughter of William Atchison and Sally Trumbo. Jonathan and Chloe started their family of 8 children in Virginia. They settled in Hardy County, which was formed in 1786 from Hampshire County. Before the turn of the century, they relocated to the frontier lands of Kentucky, where Jonathan's brother, William, had settled earlier. Jonathan may have died between 1810 and 1822 in Muhlenberg Co., KY. His wife Chloe is known to have been living in 1822, as she is listed as a member a Meade Co., KY Baptist Church along with the families of two of her children. Jonathan is not listed. In the 1820 census of Kentucky, only on Jonathan is listed, presumed to be Jonathan, Jr.

No will or family bible exists to confirm the time or place of Jonathan's death or the names of his children. Cora Hiatt skipped a generation in her book and listed Jonathan's son, Jonathan, Jr., in his place as a son of William(3). Thus she missed a whole generation of children and their lines. This skip has added to the confusion about this large family branch. Of the 8 children cited by Harris, only 4 have known lines to present day. The sons Jonathan, Jr. and Samuel are known by land transactions with their father and Chloe, a daughter, by the aforementioned church affiliation. Elizabeth is a presumed daughter by time and location. It should be noted that in the 1830s Jonathan, Jr. Samuel, and Elizabeth and David Casebier, all are found in Morgan Co., IL living near each other. Some of these families would later move to Missouri and Kansas. Many of the later generations would move to the Pacific Northwest.

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Jonathan Chenoweth's Timeline

1757
1757
Frederick, Virginia
1779
1779
Age 22
Patterson Creek, Hampshire, Virginia
1781
1781
Age 24
VA
1782
January 6, 1782
Age 25
Hampshire, West Virginia, United States
1783
April 5, 1783
Age 26
Frederick, Virginia, United States
1784
1784
Age 27
VA, USA
1787
1787
Age 30
Virginia, United States
1788
1788
Age 31
Maryland, United States
1810
1810
Age 53
Muhlenburg, Kentucky, United States
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