Doddridge County Roots

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William H. CHEUVRONT

Male 1841 - 1923  (81 years)


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  • Name William H. CHEUVRONT 
    Born 8 Nov 1841  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Birth date given in death record as Nov 8 1842. But the date on his headstone is 1841.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1876  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1880  [4
    merchant 
    Census 1880, 1900  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1900, with occupation listed as Justice of the Peace, he and his wife Lelia were among numerous "boarders" at a hotel operated by Allen Leasure (b. 1861 in Ohio) and his wife Mary (b. 1861 in Pennsylvania).
    Occupation Justice of the Peace, mayor of West Union  [1, 5
    Died 7 Aug 1923  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (IOOF section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Notes 
    • Classified advertisement, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, April 8 1915:

      W. H. CHEUVRONT
      Justice of the Peace and
      Special Collector

      Remittances promptly made.
      Preparing, Writing and Acknowledging
      Deeds and Trust Deeds a Specialty.
      Grant House West Union, W. Va.

      From the obituary of Margaret Smithson Markey, "West Union Record," Jan 27 1916:
      "In 1879, Joseph Benson Markey and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth (Smithson) Markey, moved from Macksburg, Ohio, to West Union, where they began a retail business on the corner of Columbian and Pike streets, at the present (1916) location of the First National Bank building. The building was owned by W. H. Cheuvront."

      Local news item, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, Jan 4 1917, in its entirety:
      "On January 1, Squire W. H. Cheuvront retired from the office of Justice of the Peace, a position which he has filled continuously for 44 years. The Squire has never aspired to greater political honors, yet had he been elected to the circuit judgeship, he would doubtless have proven the ablest jurist that has ever filled that position in this district, and men of far less legal ability have worn the ermine in the court of appeals.

      Local news item, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, Jan 4 1917:
      "We are pleased to learn that Squire W. H. Cheuvront will continue in business at his office in the Grant House, making collections, preparing legal papers, and as counselor in Justices' court cases. He will also engage in the loan business, of which he will rather make a specialty. His card will appear in the Republican in the near future. In the 44 years that Squire Cheuvront served the public as Justice of the Peace, he passed on more than 7000 cases and his decisions were only reversed in seven."
    Person ID I86007  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2019 

    Father Enoch B. CHEUVRONT,   b. 5 Jun 1806,   d. Wood Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane COURTNEY,   b. CA 1810,   d. Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lelia MCCAULEY,   b. 17 Jan 1852, Gilmer Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1929, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [8
    Married 8 Nov 1876  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F36885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880, 1900 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1923 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (IOOF section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    2. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    3. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

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

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

    6. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx), http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=165891&Type=Death.

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

    8. [S1362] Obituary of wife's father.