These WEB Pages developed as a result of my recent research into
family history and genealogy and is
a companion page to those about the Driscoll and Daspit de Saint-Amand families. Included here is
a brief history of the Chenworth Family and family tree. There is also a gallery of photographs of the Chenworth Family, which will be added to as time goes on.
As a result of recent contact with two other members of the Chenworth Family, James T. Chenworth and Dot Tucker-Houk, extensive new information has become available and significant changes are in process. Please check back regularly for new information.
As with my other WEB Pages about the genealogy and history of my
ancestral families, this pages are,
and will continue to be under development as new material is located. Any suggestions or
contributions, be they additional material for me to add to these pages or suggestions for links to
related pages, are welcome.
Born: Est. 1780 -1800
One possibility which exists is that George is son of Richard Beasmon Chenoweth who is documented at Jon's site, however at this time this is not substantiated and is based on George's estimated birth between 1780 -1800 and Richard Beasemon Chenoweth's son George who was born 1796.
A second possibility, based on information in the possession of James T. Chenworth, is that George, or whoever Thomas' father actually is, descended from the line of Arthur Chenoweth, son of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert. This is based on information he obtained through the Maryland Historical Society which was compiled by a Harry R. Schuppner of El CaJon California on the Chenowith Family, that Arthur ( the son of John and Mary Chenowith ) was the first to spell his name "Chenworth" Arthur was born in 1716, married Sophia Hooker ( fathers name Samuel) in 1738 and died in 1802..
Anyone who has information that could help to prove or disprove this connection is encouraged to contact Patrick Daspit.
There seems to be some uncertainty about whether the surname should be Chenoweth or Chenworth. According to a statement made in writing by Charles Johnson Chenworth (Thomas' grandson) in 1943, the name was Chenoweth until and was changed to Chenworth sometime in the 1870's. Based on the recollections of Margaret Chenworth Daspit (Charles' daughter), all of the brothers changed their name at the same time. However the gravestone of Rohda Ann, Thomas' wife, gives the surname as Chenworth.
1853 - The first date a Chenworth baptism was recorded at St. Ignatius church.
1856 - The twins, Susan Emily and John Abraham, are baptized at St.
John the Evangelist Church since
the St. Ignatius building had burned in 1855. John Abraham dies when he is 6 days old.
1860 - Son Coleman is 16 and working on the Wilson farm in Harford Co.
1862 - Coleman enlists in the Civil War, mustered 8/18/1862, Company D, 7th Regiment, Maryland Volunteers. He is captured Aug. 13 or 30, 1864 in the battle of Weldon R. R., VA. He died as a POW in Confederate General Hospital #1, Richmond VA.
1862 - Coleman enlists in the Civil War, mustered 8/18/1862, Company D, 7th Regiment, Maryland Volunteers.
1864 - Aug. 18, 1864 Coleman is captured in the battle of Weldon R. R., VA. He died as a POW in Confederate General Hospital #1, Richmond VA. Rank: Sergeant
1865 - The widow Rhoda is living in Upper Crossroads, Harford Co. receiving Coleman's war pension
1870 - William Henry, 16 and Susan Emily, 14, are still at home with Mom.
1886 - Son George marries Mary Eliza Reid. Their marriage is
witnessed by Anna Law and Emma Chenworth (sister or sister-in-law?).
Ellen's dad was born in Pennsylvania and her mother in Maryland.
1870 - Thomas works as a miller and lists the whole value of his estate as $100.
1880 - Living with Thomas and Ellen is Ellen's sister Anna E. Cook (40). It is presumed her parents passed away before 1880. She continues to live with them throughout her life and shows up again in the 1900 census.
1900 - Thomas and Ellen still have 4 kids at home: William (31), Ida (24), Elizabeth E. (22) and Harry C. (19). Also with them is Thomas' nephew Charles Johnson Chenworth (22) who is working as a civil engineer. *question - has Charles been there since his father James S.' death in 1884? Where has his brother Winfield been?
1910 - Interesting, the head of the house is listed as Harry (28) and his wife Mamie. However, Thomas (63) , Ellen (63), her sister Annie (70) and brother Harry Reid (20, single) live there too. The presumption is that it is the same house, district 4, Harford Co., but the head title has been passed to the younger man.
1920 - Thomas is gone and Ellen K (73) is living with her daughter Ida G. Gross (42), husband Frank (42) and two kids, Evelyn (13) and Francis (male - 3 1/2). Frank Gross works as a retail merchant.
***Wow - Mary R. (wife of Harry C.) lives to be
103 years old!!!!
George Washington Chenworth
Born: August 09, 1848
Died: February 08, 1933
Married: October 23, 1886 - Mary Elizabeth Reid
After Winfield Scott's death in 1908 his children (who are unknown as of this writing) moved to an unknown location in the mid-west.
Married: Grace Adele Yost (See The Yost Family Pages)
Upon returning from France, Charles went to work for his father-in-law William Henry Yost in his lumber and construction business in Washington DC. Grace died of tuberculosis on September 30, 1919 at a sanitarium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Charles then went back to work for the Atlantic Coast Railroad first in Savannah, Georgia and later at the company's home offices in Wilmington, North Carolina. He worked up to vice-president in charge of engineering for the ACLRR, and this is why there is a contingent of the Chenworth family living in the Wilmington NC area to this day.
After the death of his first wife, Charles remarried
to Loretta Dooley and they had one child, Rosemary. Although both
Rosemary and Margaret were born while the family was living in Savannah,
Margaret was born in Washington DC and Rosemary was born in Baltimore as
the family was visiting relatives for the Christmas Holidays.
The material contained on these pages is my work and that of other members of the Chenworth family who have contributed to the family history and archives over the years. It is intended solely for the use of members of the Chenworth and Chenoweth Families and other researchers. It may be copied for private use and research, but may not be published or sold for profit without permission.
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by Patrick Daspit & various members of the Daspit & Chenworth Families