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Esther Hedrick Chenault
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1803
Lewisburg
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1893
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA

ESTHER IS THE DAUGHTER OF FREDRICK HEDRICK AND HANNAH TUCKWILLER, BOTH OLD AND ESTABLISHED FAMILIES IN THE RICH HOLLOW AREA WEST OF LEWISBURG, GREENBRIER CO., WVA. ESTHER MARRIED STEPHEN CHENAULT ON NOV 7, 1843 IN RICH HOLLOW, GREENBRIER CO., VA. THIS WAS 6 MONTHS AFTER THE DEATH OF STEPHEN'S FIRST WIFE, LUCY JOHNSON. MY GREAT GRAND MOTHER, MARTHA LOUELLEN CHENAULT WAS ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD AND HER STEPMOTHER BECAME HER "REAL MOTHER". AT THE TIME OF THEIR MARRIAGE, ESTHER WAS 40 YEARS OLD. STEPHEN AND ESTER HAD NO RECORDED CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN. ONE NOTE OF FAMILY SADNESS. MARTHA CHENAULT MARRIED MY GREAT GRAND FATHER, MATHEW J. HUMPHREYS IN 1862. IN 1879 SHE AND MATHEW MOVED TO MISSOURI AND THEN IN 1890 TO TEXAS. IT MAY VERY WELL BE THAT MARTHA AND ESTHER NEVER SAW EACH OTHER AGAIN AFTER 1879. ESTHER LIVED UNTIL 1893.
ESTHER BECAME MOTHER IN THE REAL EVERYDAY SENSE OF THE WORD TO MARTHA WHO WAS ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD AT THE TIME OF ESTHER'S MARRIAGE TO STEPHEN. SHE IS LISTED AS MOTHER ON MARTHA'S TEXAS DEATH CERTIFICATE IN 1912. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Frederick Hedrick (1775 - 1860)
  Hannah Tuckwiller Hedrick (1778 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Stephen B Chenault (1807 - 1858)
 
 Siblings:
  Daniel Hedrick (____ - 1835)*
  Joseph Hedrick (____ - 1881)*
  Moses Hedrick (1801 - 1862)*
  Leah Hedrick Flaig (1803 - 1872)*
  Esther Hedrick Chenault (1803 - 1893)
  Abraham Hedrick (1806 - 1881)*
  John Hedrick (1807 - 1885)*
  Rebecca Hedrick Coffman (1812 - 1905)*
  Elizabeth Hedrick Williams (1813 - 1883)*
  David F. Hedrick (1814 - 1902)*
  Keturah Mary Hedrick Sydenstricker (1817 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
ESTHER CHENAULT
BORN APRIL18, 1803
DIED JUNE 19, 1893
"I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH"



 
Note: this headstone photo was kindly supplied by cyndi beane henry from her blog mountain genealogist
 
Burial:
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery
Fort Spring
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: ron
Record added: Nov 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44131349
Esther <i>Hedrick</i> Chenault
Added by: ron
 
Esther <i>Hedrick</i> Chenault
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Added by: JHB
 
 
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- Larry Chenault
 Added: Jul. 31, 2010

- Pat Simmons
 Added: Jul. 30, 2010
 
 
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