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Thomas Chenoweth

Male 1720 - 1787  (67 years)


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  • Name Thomas Chenoweth 
    Born 1720  Pennsylvania or New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1787  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I31302  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2020 

    Father John Chenoweth,   b. Abt 1682, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1746, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Mary,   d. Bef 1737, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Prickett,   b. 1723, Burlington County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Chenoweth,   b. 1 Apr 1758, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1847, Tippecanoe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The DAR lists him as a soldier in the Revolution based on his oath of loyalty taken in 1778 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

      Born probably in Pennsylvania or New Jersey before the family removed to Maryland, he appears to have moved on to Frederick County, Virginia before the death of his father in 1746.

      "On April 13, 1751 Thomas purchased 276 acres on north side of Back Creek in Frederick Co. The record states he was already living on this property at the time. He was a neighbor of James Breed, Abraham Sutton, who would marry his niece, and Abraham Pricket, his brother in-law. This area of Back Creek is believed to be near Glengarry in lands that would later become Berkeley Co., WV. In 1755 he is recorded as voting in a Burgess election. The Lord Fairfax grant for the property that Thomas lived on was finally issued on July 7, 1761. On Nov 2, 1762 he sold this property to Benjamin Haines. As no will for Thomas is found in Virginia like those found for his brothers, questions surround his later life. It is likely he left the Frederick Co., VA area in the 1760s. The family is known to have lived for a number of years near Old Town, located in present day Allegany Co., MD, but then in part of Washington Co. Harris states that Thomas died in Maryland about 1787; if so this was probably in this area of Allegeny Co., before his children started their move to Kentucky. This is corroborated by the writings of his grandson, Thomas Scott, who states that his grandfather Chenoweth died when he was a young boy on the North Branch of the Potomac River. As Thomas Scott was born in 1772 it would seem that the date was probably before the 1787 Harris gives. We do know that Thomas gave an oath of fidelity taken in Montgomery Co. in 1788. Thomas Scott also tells us that Mary, his grandmother died in Mason Co., KY after migrating there just before 1790." [Chenoweth Family site, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5051] Chenoweth Family Site by John D. Egge.