Doddridge County Roots

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Joseph CHEUVRONT

Male 1821 - 1908  (87 years)


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  • Name Joseph CHEUVRONT 
    Born 4 Jul 1821  Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence From 1836 to 1845  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence UNTIL Abt 1836  Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence From 1845  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1860 
    cabinet maker 
    Occupation 1880  [5
    merchant 
    Census 1870, 1880, 1900  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation FORMERLY  [6
    storekeeper, carpenter, tavern operator 
    Occupation 1900  [2
    farmer 
    Residence FORMERLY  Good Hope, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 27 Aug 1908  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Notes 
    • "Our subject received his primary education in his native county and when fifteen years of age moved with his parents to West Virginia, and settled in Harrison County, near Clarksburg, when that city was but a village of few houses. He early became familiar with carpenter tools and worked with his father for many years. Later he went to Clarksburg and followed carpentering and cabinet-making and continued there until the organization of Doddridge County, when he came to West Union. This was in 1845, and here he has continued to make his home since, a period of over half a century. At that time he had few tools to work with, but he soon opened a cabinet shop -- a friend assisting him in this undertaking -- and carried that on with carpentering for some time. Later he engaged in the undertaking business in connection and has followed that for forty-five years, although now retired from the active duties of life. About 1861 he began merchandising and carried this on until 1888, when he closed this out, but continued in the furniture business a few more years. He has been engaged in various enterprises and has met with fair success in all. For some time he was in the saw mill business, blacksmithing, hotel business and farming. He owns a large farm in this county, another one in Harrison County, and owns the Grant House in West Union. Although practically retired from active business life, he still superintends his business affairs and is one of the most enterprising and successful men in this part of the State. During the Rebellion, his was the only store in this place and he sold about $200,000 worth of goods per year for two years then. ... Our subject is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a non-affiliating member of the Masonic fraternity, and a Republican in politics. He served as Deputy Sheriff of the county one term, also held the office of Magistrate a number of years and was overseer of the poor one term. He was a delegate to the convention at Wheeling for the formation of West Virginia, and is a prominent and influential citizen."

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      Joseph Cheuveront, 29, b. Pa, carpenter; Barbary, 26, b. Va.

      From Minute Book 2, April 1853 term, Doddridge County court:
      "Solomon Ash, age 15 years, this day came into court and gave his consent to be bound by Eleazer Freeman, one of the overseers of this county, to Joseph Cheuvront to learn the art and mysteries of cabinet making, and to serve the said Joseph Cheuvront until he, the said Solomon Ash, shall arrive to the age of 21 years."

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 5 1860:
      Jas. (sic) Cheuvront, 39, cabinet maker; B Ann, 36; E F (male), 8; Lucy, 5; Adam, 1; William Cheuvront, 18; Jesse Cheuvront, 30, physician; Uriah Pearl, 32.
      (Note: Adam is presumably the son identified elsewhere as Charles.)

      The 1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule for Doddridge County, enumerated on Jun 1 1860, contains the following entry:
      Slave owner: Joseph Cheuvront. Description of slave: Black female, age 22.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Twp, borough of West Union), enumerated on Jun 7 1870:
      Joseph Cheuvront, 48, b. Pa, merchant; Barbery A, 46, b. Va; Edward, 18, b. Va, student; Lucy M, 15, b. Va; Charles, 12, b. Va; Jennie, 4, b. WVa; Sarah Underwood, 13, b. Va, domestic; Mary Davis, 20, b. Va, domestic; Winfield Scott, 22, b. Va, lawyer; Matthew J. Bennett, 19, b. NC, domestic (mulatto).

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 3 1880:
      Jos. Cheuvront, 48 (sic), merchant; wife M. I., 45 (sic); son E., 21; son Chas., 18. All born in Virginia.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District, town of West Union), enumerated on Jun 6 1900:
      Joseph Cheuvront, 78, b. Jul 1821 in Pa., farmer (owner of farm free & clear), married 3 yrs; son Edward, 45, b. Nov 1854 in WVa, single.

      Local news item, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, July 8 1915, in its entirety:
      "Marion Brannon recently completed the job of tearing down one of West Union's old landmarks on the Dotson property by the Doddridge County Bank. Col. John J. Ingle tells us boys that it was built in 1873 -- 42 years ago, by Joseph Cheuvront and was first known as the G. W. S. Martin drug store, that Mr. Martin our pioneer druggist came here from Farmington and was a brother to Congressman Martin. The building next to it, now occupied by F. H. Shannon, was erected one year later and was first occupied by its builder and owner, Joseph Cheuvront, with a general line of merchandise." [9]
    Person ID I83700  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 

    Father Caleb CHEUVRONT,   b. 10 Feb 1792, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1865, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Rebecca COVERT,   b. 25 Dec 1795, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1880  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Jul 1818  Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F35815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Ann STUART,   b. 30 Apr 1823, Elk Creek (Clarksburg), Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1877  (Age 53 years) 
    Marriage bond 25 Oct 1845  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Married 8 Dec 1845  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. (Infant) CHEUVRONT,   b. 1850,   d. 1850  (Age 0 years)
     2. Edward F. CHEUVRONT,   b. 9 Oct 1852, West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1900, Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     3. Lucy M. CHEUVRONT,   b. 2 Jan 1855,   d. 21 Aug 1938, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Charles S. CHEUVRONT,   b. 28 Feb 1859, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1938, Good Hope, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Ellsworth CHEUVRONT,   b. 9 Dec 1861, West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1867, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     6. Jane CHEUVRONT,   b. 3 Mar 1865, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1874, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    Family ID F35814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary India RIPLEY,   b. May 1854, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1879  Marietta, Washington Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth "Libbie" MINX,   b. 28 Feb 1857, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1941, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1897  Marietta, Washington Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jan 1879 - Marietta, Washington Co, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1897 - Marietta, Washington Co, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870, 1880, 1900 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - FORMERLY - Good Hope, Harrison Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1908 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    83700_JosephCheuvront.jpg

    Documents
    999999_Meeting-in-Doddridge_RichmondWhig_14Jan1859.jpg
    Political Meeting in Doddridge, Richmond Whig, 14 Jan 1859
    83700_JosephCheuvront_BarbaraAHStewart_MarriageBond_25Oct1845.jpg
    83700_JosephCheuvront_BarbaraAHStewart_MarriageBond_25Oct1845.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2627] A Reminiscent History of Northern West Virginia (1895), (FamilySearch.org https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE114731), p. 431.

    2. [S1998] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    3. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    4. [S2627] A Reminiscent History of Northern West Virginia (1895), (FamilySearch.org https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE114731), p. 432.

    5. [S2148] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    6. [S1564] Obituary of daughter.

    7. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    8. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    9. [S2627] A Reminiscent History of Northern West Virginia (1895), (FamilySearch.org https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE114731), pp. 432-433.

    10. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.