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Elizabeth Elaine Eaton Chenoweth
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1802
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1863
Illinois, USA

d/o David Eaton & Mary Cabot, she was first married to Thomas H. Davis on October 07, 1818. She married James Bruce Chenoweth as his 2nd wife January 03, 1830 in Mount Gilead, Louden Co., VA
With thanks to Anisah David

This was sent by Robert L. Webb Elder of the Primitive Baptist Church and one of five trustees who established the Primitive Baptist Library in Illinois.

Dear Brother Beebe: For more than two months hope and fear succeeded each other, and sad to relate, on the 16th of December, my beloved companion, ELIZABETH CHENOWETH, departed this life, aged sixty-one years, six months, and eleven days, of that dread disease asthma. Several times there was strong hope entertained of her recovery. When first confined, her statement was, I will never recover, and observed there were many strong attachments for whose sake she was willing to remain in all of her appointed time. She spoke of death with great composure. Once, when speaking on the subject, and of a hope in heaven, remarked, "How can I sink with such a prop as my eternal God?"

In the year 1824, she related to the London Tract Church, in Chester Co., Pa., the way in which the Lord called her from darkness to light, and having gained the fellowship of the church, was baptized by Elder Thomas Barton. She was the daughter of Dr. David and Mary Eaton of Chester Co., Pa. In 1819 was united in marriage to Dr. Thomas H. Davis, who died February 1826, and on the 3d of January 1830, was joined in matrimony with the writer, at Mount Gilead, Loudon Co., VA.

In 1835 left Harper's Ferry, Va., and settled in Putnam Co., Illinois, now Bureau Co. She was blessed with a good mind and firmness to do right. She was a good and faithful wife and mother, kind and useful neighbor. She was endeared to many for her intrinsic worth, and will be held in remembrance for her good works. She was in the constitution of the Bureau Church, known as Old School. We have hope that she has been taken from the church militant to the church triumphant. Yours, sorrowing

James B. Chenoweth
Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., Ill., Jan. 11, 1864.
Note: this text is difficult to read--the dates 1819, 1826, and 1830 could be wrong as they are difficult to read on the film.
children from 1st marriage to
Sarah Ann Davis (1819-1842) m: Jeremiah R. Larkins
John Davis (1821-1822) 
Family links: 
  James Bruce Chenoweth (1800 - ____)
  Sarah Ann Davis Larkins (1819 - 1842)*
  James Alfred Chenoweth (1833 - 1908)*
  William Elton Chenoweth (1836 - 1914)*
  Rebecca Bruce Chenoweth Thompson (1836 - 1916)*
  Elizabeth Chenoweth Greenman (1841 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Chenoweth Cemetery
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jon Egge
Record added: May 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90166071

Elizabeth Eaton daughter of Dr. David Eaton 1762-1813, Chester Penn. and Mary Potts 1762-1843,Her perinatal grand parents Isaac Eaton and Rebecca Stout and Material William Potts II and Amy Borden.
- Sandra Eaton
 Added: Mar. 9, 2015

- Linda Morice
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