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Bernard Peel Chenoweth
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1836
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1870
Guangzhou
Guangdong, China

Son of Rev. Alfred Griffith Chenoweth and Catherine Ann (Peel) Chenoweth. Brother of Helen Hamilton Gardener.

Despite his family being slave-holders, he served as an Officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. Upon returning to civilian life, he found his personal holdings devastated and himself estranged from most of his family. With the election of U.S. Grant to the Presidency, he sought an appointment in the Foreign Service and was assigned to Canton, where he took his family.

Married Caroline Van Duesen on March 19, 1863 in Jefferson Co., Indiana.

Father of Ernest Bernard Chenoweth, Laura Cromwell Chenoweth (died in infancy), and Oramel Goddard "Otto" Chenoweth (later using the name Arthur Peel Chenoweth).

After his death, Caroline was asked by the local US merchants to continue his duties, but was denied the position because she was a woman. She returned to the US to become a successful professor of English Literature at Smith College, authoring many books and articles.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfred Griffith Chenoweth (1809 - 1864)
  Catherine Ann Peel Chenoweth (1812 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline B VanDeusen Chenoweth (1846 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Ernest Bernard Chenoweth (1866 - 1897)*
 
 Siblings:
  William E. Chenoweth (____ - 1882)*
  Bernard Peel Chenoweth (1836 - 1870)
  Catherine Davenport Chenoweth Roehl (1844 - 1897)*
  Alfred Hamlin Chenoweth (1846 - 1887)*
  Julia C Chenoweth Hatcher (1849 - 1873)*
  Helen Hamilton Gardener Day (1853 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Information from Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad 1870; Smithsonian Institution Research Information System; Men and Women of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries, 1910 p.331.
 
Burial:
Fort Mackow Cemetery
Guangzhou
Guangdong, China
 
Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Jan 28, 2014
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Bernard Peel Chenoweth
Added by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 
 
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Rest in peace.
- Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014
 
 
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