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Dr Henry S. Chenoweth
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1804
Botetourt County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1869
Newton County
Missouri, USA

son of James Francis Chenoweth & Rebecca Safley [d/o Henry Safley and Margaret Dunlap]

Link to brother John W. Chenoweth

From Harris: "The Chenoweth Family in America"
page 182

After his marriage to Levina White, they resided in Chillicothe in Ross Co., Ohio, where Henry was counted in the 1830 census. In 1840, they were living in Circleville in Pickaway Co., Ohio, where the family is listed in that year's census. During this period Henry evidently acquired the education and experience to pursue a life's work in medicine, specializing in surgery and dentistry, professions attributed to him in the 1850 Census which recorded him still residing in Circleville.

All of Henry and Levina's 13 children were born in Ohio. A daughter, Elizabeth E., died on August 15, 1851 and was buried in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The last child was born in 1850. Therefore, sometime between 1850 and August 15, 1851, Henry moved, with his family, to Greene Co., Missouri, where he was one of the first doctors in the area. He gained high respect in the County and when the Town of Springfield was incorporated in 1855, he became its first mayor, serving a one-year term. In those early days, henry's younger brother John, them a doctor too, was also practicing in green County.

During the waning years of the Civil War, Henry was the Surgeon of the Post at the Army's General Hospital in Springfield. At the war's end the hospital was phased out and Henry was relieved of his responsibilities in July of 1865. not long after that, he moved again to reside in Neosho in Newton Co., Missouri, where he and Levina are recorded in the 1860 Census. he was also included in an 1860 list of "heads of households" of Newton County.

Henry S. died April 19, 1869. His death was noted in the Free Press of Bolivar, Polk Co., Missouri, the article stated that "Dr. Henry S. Chenoweth, formerly of Greene Co., MO found dead, April 29, 1869, thrown from a horse a few days since."

Levina lived on in Newton County. In the 1870 census of that County, she and her daughter Clara M. were recorded living in the same household in Neosho Township. Lavina died there May 29, 1889. She and Henry are buried in the IOOF cemetery in Neosho.

children not linked below: James [died young], William H., Alice Maria [died young], Ann Levina [died young], Lucy [died young], Mary Rebecca [died young], Emma F. [died young], Josiah W. [died young], George S. [link to George's son Samuel Armstrong Chenoweth
Family links: 
  Levina Frances White Chenoweth (1811 - 1889)*
  Albert White Chenoweth (1835 - 1883)*
  Harriett Chenoweth Smith (1845 - 1874)*
  Clarissa May Chenoweth Brown (1846 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth E Chenoweth (1849 - 1851)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: husband of Levina Frances White
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Jon Egge
Record added: Nov 27, 2006
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- Linda Morice
 Added: Oct. 7, 2013
HENRY S.5 CHENOWETH (JAMES FRANCIS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 13, 1804 in Botetourt Co., VA, and died April 19, 1869 in Nesosho, Newton Co., MO. He married LEVINA FRANCES WHITE August 26, 1829 in Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH, daughter of ROBE...(Read more)
- Jon Egge
 Added: Dec. 5, 2006

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