Greetings again, Kathy and Listers,
1. Location Correction:
Was making note of the Taggarts [Tygart] & Chenoweth in my FTW and
wondered about the birthplace. I see it was
listed as Randolph, WV .. yet in One World Tree it was Beverly, WV. So
... went looking. Thought you would like to know, it appears the correct
name is Beverly, Randolph Co., WV. So, got that set in my notes.
See Beverly's, Randolph Co., WV website for a brief history of that
region, including some Civil War info & drawings:
[noted family name was aka
Tygart and Taggarts]
"The Town of Beverly,(West) Virginia, A Brief History of Beverly...
The first settlers here were the Files (Foyles) and Tygart (Taggart)
families in 1753. The Files homestead was attacked and burned by Indians
the following year. All of the family were killed except one boy, who fled
with the Tygarts.
In 1772, permanent settlers were returning to the valley. Randolph County
was formed in 1787, and a town was laid out on the lands of James
Westfall. At first known as Edmundton, the town was chartered as Beverly
in 1790, and established as the county seat." . . .
2. Birth Date Correction:
Also, in checking on and comparing some dates to fill in some holes,
found that the birthdate of
Hannah Catherine Taggart is actually Apr 20, 1823, so the wedding date
in 1840 now makes more sense.
Thought you all [as applicable] would like to make note of that as well.
Hannah's birth date had been listed as 1842, which must have
been one of their children. Easy to mix that up when transferring data.
For a brief history of the
Montrose, Lee Co., IA info ... go to :
"Montrose is located on the Mississippi river between Keokuk and Fort
The Montrose Sawmill, built in 1877 by Guy Wells, G.B. Fett, and D.J.
Spaulding was big for its time."...
Hannah d. 1887 and likely enjoyed the hussle and bussle of life on the river.
Soooo, this leaves an basic outline that looks something like this:
Descendants of Gabriel Chenoweth/with
23 Gabriel Chenowith
... +Elizabeth Currence
... 24 Alpheus Ward [A.W.] Chenoweth/with b: Bet. 1819 - Nov 26 1820 in
Beverly, Randolph Co., WV d: Oct 31, 1865 in Warsaw, Hancock Co.,
Illlinois [Bur. Buckey Cem., Hancock Co., Illinois]
........ +Hannah Catherine Taggart b: Apr 20, 1823 in Beverly, Randolph
Co., WV d: Apr 29, 1887 in Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa [Bur. Buckey Cem.,
Hancock Co., Illinois m: Oct 21, 1840 in Beverly, Randolph Co., WV
........ 25 Alphas Chenoweth b: Abt. 1841 in Randolph Co., VA d: Jun 26,
1845 in Randolph Co., VA
........ 25 Marcellus T. Chenoweth/with b: Oct 03, 1842 in Beverly,
Randolph Co., WV d: Sep 12, 1917 in Hancock Co., IL [Bur. Buckey Cem.,
Hancock Co., Illinois]
............. +Mary Isabella/A. Rankin b: Feb 15, 1844 in Adams,
Illinois d: May 08, 1911 in prob. Hancock Co., IL[Bur. Buckey Cem.,
Hancock Co., Illinois]
........ 25 Sarah Elizabeth Chenoweth b: Feb 22, 1850 in Clarksburg,
Harrison Co., WV
............. +Alfred Lomax b: Oct 1822 in Clinton Co., Ohio d: 1904 in
Elmer, Macon Co., MO m: Apr 10, 1870 in Hancock Co., IL
........ 25 Virginia Catherine Chenoweth b: Jun 02, 1853 in Bloomfield,
Davis Co., IA
............. +John J. Rigg b: 1849 in Bloomfield, Davis Co., IA m: Oct
31, 1872 in Hancock Co., IL