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Capt Richard Chenoweth

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Capt Richard Chenoweth

Birth
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Death
1802 (aged 67–68)
Kentucky, USA
Burial
Eastwood, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
26678412 View Source

Captain Richard Chenoweth, son of John Chenoweth 1706-1771 and Mary Smith. Richard Chenoweth born 1734 was probably born in Baltimore Maryland or VA (DAR states Richard Chenoweth born in Virginia; DAR states Richard Chenoweth died 1796 in Jefferson County Kentucky).

His family moved to Frederick County Va prior to 1746. Captain Chenoweth, in an affidavit in 1801, states he made an improvement where he now lives for Nicholas McCarty in 1776 ( In May 1781, Richard Chenoweth went to Harrisburg to enter land titles and the recorded deeds included the preemption of Nicholas McCarty "in the Bushy Woods of Floyd's Fork").

Captain Richard Chenoweth married in 1771 or 1773 Margaret "Peggy" McCarty (She was born 1751- died abt 1839). The newlyweds lived in Berkeley County VA (made from Fredericks county, Virginia.

In DAR, #021380 in General George Rogers Clark's Virginia Militia
Was also a private with Lt Col Isaac Cox

In 1778, Richard Chenoweth and his family went to Kentucky with the George Rogers Clark Expedition.

Was contracted by state of Virginia to build Fort Nelson, which is now downtown Louisville; spent much of his own money to finish building Fort Nelson

One of the 7 Founding Fathers of Louisville, Kentucky.

Was Sheriff of Jefferson County, KY 1780

their children were:
-Gideon 1770-1792 (may have been from a 1st wife)
-Thomas abt 1773-1859 married 1st Nancy Collins and 2nd Mary Bibb
-Amelia Mildred 1775-1835 married Harmon Nash
-Jane 1776 married Samuel Miller
-James S 1777-1852 married Martha "Patsy" Smith
-Levi killed July 17 1789 by Indians
-Margaret "Peggy" killed July 17 1789 by Indians
-Naomi 1783 married Henry Frederick Kalfus
-Polly killed July 17 1789 by Indians
-Tabitha 1790-1866 never married; became Indian missionary
-Ann 1792-1861 married Joseph William Bondurant Jr
(Tabitha and Ann were born after the Massacre)

This family was attacked by Shawnee Indians in the Chenoweth Massacre July 17, 1789 at their home in Jefferson county KY.
Capt Richard Chenoweth, and son James S Chenoweth were wounded. Captain Richard's wife, Margaret "Peggy" McCarty Chenoweth, played dead and was scalped but survived.
Three of their children were killed in the Massacre.

Richard Chenoweth and wife Margaret Peggy McCarty Chenoweth are supposed to be buried in the Chenoweth Family Graveyard on their Family Farm (Source: The Encyclopedia of Louisville, by John Kleber)which is 600 ft from the Chenoweth Fort-Springhouse, in Jefferson County KY

Chenoweth Fort-Springhouse in Middletown KY was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1975, State level.
It is the site of the Chenoweth Massacre.Husband of Margaret "Peggy" Chenoweth (married in 1769)Richard and Margaret lived in a log cabin in Louisville and welcomed a new child every year almost until 1784. This is when Richard moved his family to Chenoweth Station (now Middletown area). Their new home was attacked by Indians 3 times. A terrible massacre happened on July 16, 1789 when Shawnee Indians attacked the family home. Margaret was shot between the shoulder blades with an arrow and she fell to the ground where she played dead. The Indian stomped on her head to pull his arrow out then scalped her. After the attack, she pulled herself up to found her way to the spring house so soak her bleeding head into the water. She was found the next morning by Col Richard Anderson and William Clark (future leader of Louis and Clark). She rode 12 miles to Louisville for medical treatment and ended up healing from her wounds eventually.


http://www.chenowethsite.com/ch1j0s.htm

Captain Richard Chenoweth, son of John Chenoweth 1706-1771 and Mary Smith. Richard Chenoweth born 1734 was probably born in Baltimore Maryland or VA (DAR states Richard Chenoweth born in Virginia; DAR states Richard Chenoweth died 1796 in Jefferson County Kentucky).

His family moved to Frederick County Va prior to 1746. Captain Chenoweth, in an affidavit in 1801, states he made an improvement where he now lives for Nicholas McCarty in 1776 ( In May 1781, Richard Chenoweth went to Harrisburg to enter land titles and the recorded deeds included the preemption of Nicholas McCarty "in the Bushy Woods of Floyd's Fork").

Captain Richard Chenoweth married in 1771 or 1773 Margaret "Peggy" McCarty (She was born 1751- died abt 1839). The newlyweds lived in Berkeley County VA (made from Fredericks county, Virginia.

In DAR, #021380 in General George Rogers Clark's Virginia Militia
Was also a private with Lt Col Isaac Cox

In 1778, Richard Chenoweth and his family went to Kentucky with the George Rogers Clark Expedition.

Was contracted by state of Virginia to build Fort Nelson, which is now downtown Louisville; spent much of his own money to finish building Fort Nelson

One of the 7 Founding Fathers of Louisville, Kentucky.

Was Sheriff of Jefferson County, KY 1780

their children were:
-Gideon 1770-1792 (may have been from a 1st wife)
-Thomas abt 1773-1859 married 1st Nancy Collins and 2nd Mary Bibb
-Amelia Mildred 1775-1835 married Harmon Nash
-Jane 1776 married Samuel Miller
-James S 1777-1852 married Martha "Patsy" Smith
-Levi killed July 17 1789 by Indians
-Margaret "Peggy" killed July 17 1789 by Indians
-Naomi 1783 married Henry Frederick Kalfus
-Polly killed July 17 1789 by Indians
-Tabitha 1790-1866 never married; became Indian missionary
-Ann 1792-1861 married Joseph William Bondurant Jr
(Tabitha and Ann were born after the Massacre)

This family was attacked by Shawnee Indians in the Chenoweth Massacre July 17, 1789 at their home in Jefferson county KY.
Capt Richard Chenoweth, and son James S Chenoweth were wounded. Captain Richard's wife, Margaret "Peggy" McCarty Chenoweth, played dead and was scalped but survived.
Three of their children were killed in the Massacre.

Richard Chenoweth and wife Margaret Peggy McCarty Chenoweth are supposed to be buried in the Chenoweth Family Graveyard on their Family Farm (Source: The Encyclopedia of Louisville, by John Kleber)which is 600 ft from the Chenoweth Fort-Springhouse, in Jefferson County KY

Chenoweth Fort-Springhouse in Middletown KY was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1975, State level.
It is the site of the Chenoweth Massacre.Husband of Margaret "Peggy" Chenoweth (married in 1769)Richard and Margaret lived in a log cabin in Louisville and welcomed a new child every year almost until 1784. This is when Richard moved his family to Chenoweth Station (now Middletown area). Their new home was attacked by Indians 3 times. A terrible massacre happened on July 16, 1789 when Shawnee Indians attacked the family home. Margaret was shot between the shoulder blades with an arrow and she fell to the ground where she played dead. The Indian stomped on her head to pull his arrow out then scalped her. After the attack, she pulled herself up to found her way to the spring house so soak her bleeding head into the water. She was found the next morning by Col Richard Anderson and William Clark (future leader of Louis and Clark). She rode 12 miles to Louisville for medical treatment and ended up healing from her wounds eventually.


http://www.chenowethsite.com/ch1j0s.htm


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