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Col David Waller Chenault
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1826
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1863
Taylor County
Kentucky, USA

Son of Anderson Chenault & Emily Cameron and a descendent of Estienne Cheneau (Stephen Chenault I), a native of Languedoc, France, who settled in Virginia bef. 1700. In company with many other Huguenots, Estienne was obliged to leave France after the revolution of the edict of Nantes. Col. Chenault's grandfather, William Chenault, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, was among the first settlers of KY. He lived and died on a farm near Richmond that he bought in 1787, from George Boone, brother of Daniel Boone.
~~Through his mother, Col. Chenault was descended from Robert Cameron of Inverness, Scotland, who fought under his chieftain, Cameron of Lochiel, at the battle of Culloden, in 1745, after which he made his way to Connecticut, whence his descendants, much later, made their way in Kentucky, stopping for a generation or so..."
~~Col Chenault served in the Mexican war as a subaltern in Capt.J.C. Stone's company of Col. Humphrey Marshall's First Kentucky Cavalry. He married Tabitha Phelps, of Madison County. No children were born to this union.
~~Col. David Chenault was killed at the Battle of Green River Bridge, and was first buried on the battlefield. Within a few days his remains were taken up by his brother, Dr. R. C. Chenault, and carried to Madison Co. where he was re-interred in the old family burying-ground.
~~In 1901, 39 years later, his remains were again exhumed, and re-interred in the Richmond cemetery. On this occasion the undertaker opened the coffin and found that owing to some peculiarity of the soil in which it had been buried for nearly forty years, the body was still perfectly preserved, as though death had ensued only the day before, and the features of the face were still as perfect as in life and plain recognizable. [Source; Anderson Chenault Quisenberry, The Lexington Herald, April 21, 1907] 
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  Tabitha Phelps Todd (1833 - 1900)*
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Richmond Cemetery
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Pat Simmons
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10189053
Col David Waller Chenault
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Col David Waller Chenault
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Col David Waller Chenault
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My great grandfather and ten of his first cousins rode in Col. Chenault's regiment (7th then 11th KY Cav). This was a proud Kentucky unit. These boys all spent time in POW camps after their raid with Morgan into Ohio.
- Douglas Pruiett
 Added: Jul. 2, 2016

- Angel of Flowers
 Added: May. 26, 2015
My Great Great grandpa served under you sir. I am very proud of him and proud of you. Thank you!Carl
- Carl Thompson
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015
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