Mary Chenoweth (Van Buskirk) (1766 - 1849)

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Birthplace: Louden, Virginia
Death: Died in Highland twp., Vermillion, Indiana
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About Mary Chenoweth (Van Buskirk)

  • 69 Vanbuskirk Mary, b. 17 Oct 1766, , Loudoun, Virginia, died 24 Oct 1849 Highland twp., Vermillion, Indiana She is buried in the Smith/Prairie cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion Co., IN. married March 11, 1793 John Chenoweth

John was the first son of Thomas Chenoweth and Mary Prickett, born May 15, 1751 Frederick Co., VA. He served in the Revolutionary War and married Rachel Kerr about 1780, probably near Old Town in present day Allegany Co., MD. She is thought to be the daughter of Benjamin Kerr. By 1790 they were in Mason Co., KY where John is found in the 1790 Census. They had 7 children over the course of ten years. The Chenoweth histories list all John and Rachel's children as born in Ohio. John is believed to be the first of his siblings to move to this area of Ross County in the Scioto Valley that would become Pike County. But Rachel died January 16, 1792, one week after her last son, Elijah, was born, and, by the Census, John was still in Mason Co., KY in 1790. So it is likely that all these early children were born in Kentucky.

John next shows up in Shelby Co., KY where he remarried to Mary Van Buskirk on March 11, 1793. She was the daughter of Michael Van Buskirk and Mary Van Deventer, who had come to Kentucky from New Jersey, via Virginia. How or why John had come to this area of Kentucky is unknown, but he and Mary had at least their first child born here. It is likely that John came to this area directly from Mason Co., KY and that when he returned, he settled in the Ross County area where the rest of the Thomas group was locating. John and Mary had 5 known children, the last few born in Ross Co., OH. By 1819, John had moved west to Vigo Co., IN, where he had a farm in Otter Creek Township, just south of the border from Vermillion County, where other families of his siblings had settled. John died here on March 03, 1820 at the age of 68, and it is believed that he was buried on his farm. His widow Mary, fifteen years his junior, died twenty-nine years later in neighboring Vermillion County.

Their children:

  • Isaac b. December 17, 1793, Shelby Co., KY; d. April 30, 1856, Vermillion Co., IN; m. ISABELLA MCELWAIN, June 12, 1817, Clinton Co., OH; b. May 27, 1800, Pike Co., OH; d. February 20, 1856, Vermillion, Co., IN.
  • Samuel b. February 17, 1796, Kentucky; d. Bef. March 01, 1830, Bourbon Co., KY; m. SARAH WILMOT, 1820, Kentucky; b. August 13, 1794; d. Unknown.
  • William b. October 08, 1798; d. August 13, 1827, Vigo Co., IN.
  • Elias b. March 17, 1801; d. Bef. 1842.
  • Anna b. March 28, 1809, Ross Co., OH; d. March 30, 1884, near Wellsville, Franklin Co., KS; m. THOMAS WILLIAMS, December 27, 1827, Vigo Co., IN; b. Bet. 1805 - 1806, Tennessee; d. February 25, 1871, Franklin Co., KS.
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    214. Mary4 Van Buskirk (Michael3, Thomas2, Laurens Andriessen1) was born October 17, 1766 in Loudoun Co., VA, and died October 24, 1849 in Vermillion Co., IN. She married John Chenoweth March 11, 1793 in Shelby Co., KY. He was born May 15, 1751 in Baltimore, MD, and died March 03, 1820 in Vigo Co., IN. 
     

Children of Mary Van Buskirk and John Chenoweth are:

  • + 468 i. Isaac5 Chenoweth, born December 17, 1793 in Shelby Co., KY; died April 30, 1856 in Vermillion Co., IN.
  • + 469 ii. Samuel Chenoweth, born February 17, 1796 in KY; died Bef. March 01, 1830 in Bourbon Co., KY.
  • 470 iii. William Chenoweth, born October 08, 1798; died August 13, 1827 in Vigo Co., IN.
  • 471 iv. Elias Chenoweth, born May 17, 1801; died Unknown.
  • + 472 v. Ann Chenoweth, born March 28, 1809 in Ross Co., OH; died March 31, 1884 in Franklin Co., KS.

Descendants of Laurens Andriessen Van Buskirk by Thomas E. McNeil

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Mary Chenoweth's Timeline

1766
October 17, 1766
Louden, Virginia
1793
December 17, 1793
Age 27
Shelby,Kentucky
1793
Age 26
Kentucky
1796
February 17, 1796
Age 29
Kentucky
1798
October 8, 1798
Age 31
1801
March 17, 1801
Age 34
1809
March 28, 1809
Age 42
ross,Ohio
1849
October 24, 1849
Age 83
Highland twp., Vermillion, Indiana
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Smith Cemetery, , Vermillion, Indiana