John Chenoweth

John Chenoweth

date of birth: 15 November 1755

date of death: 16 June 1831

place of burial:

Chenoweth Cemetery
Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia
GPS coordinates of grave – N 38.88910 W 079.83760
Note: this cemetery is on private land – obtain permission before visiting the cemetery

headstone of John Chenoweth, Rev War Soldier

The Revolutioanry War service of John Chenoweth is further described in the Widow’s Pension Claim # W.18899 of Mary (Pugh) Chenoweth, widow of John Chenoweth.

John Chenoweth was born 15 November 1755 in Frederick County, Virginia, the son of William Chenoweth.

He was living in Hampshire County, Virginia when he enlisted in the spring of 1776 and served as a private under Captain Abel Westfall, Colonel Muhlenberg and Colonel Bowman in the 8th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line.

He fought at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown and was taken prisoner at the Battle of Germantown along with his regiment. He was held ten months as a prisoner, part of that time aboard a British prison ship in New York and then finally exchanged.

He married Mary Pugh on 07 January 1779.

He again served in the fall of 1781 and guarded British prisoners taken at the surrender of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia in October 1781.

He died 16 June 1831 in Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Mary Pugh Chenoweth, was allowed a widow’s pension on 28 June 1837 for the Revolutionary War services of her husband, John Chenoweth.

proof of service for John Chenoweth: NARA, CatID# 300022, RG 15, Roll 0531, W.18899;