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Richard Cheyney MENDENHALL

Male 1792 - 1871  (78 years)


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  • Name Richard Cheyney MENDENHALL 
    Born 8 Dec 1792  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1871  Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jackson Township, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Per FamilySearch (TM) Ancestral File (AFN: 199B-49H), Richard's middle name was Chauncy. However, in Mendenhall, William, History Correspondence and Pedigrees of the Mendenhalls of England, the United States and Africa, Greenville, OH: Chas. R. Kemble Press, 1912, p. 65, Richard's middle name is shown as Chancy.

      (2) http://mendenhall.org:

      Richard Cheyney Mendenhall[1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

      Birth 08 DEC 1792 Stanton, VA
      Sex Male
      Died 09 MAR 1871 Frazeysburg, OH
      Buried Jackson Twp, OH

      Father Samuel Mendenhall, b. 04 JUN 1760, Germantown, PA
      Mother Hannah (Parks) Griswold, b. 1759, PA
      Group Sheet F28955

      Family 1 Sarah Olive Allemong, b. 25 MAY 1794, Jefferson Co, VA
      Married 14 DEC 1816 Jefferson Co, VA
      Children
      1. Ruth Ann Mendenhall, b. 16 SEP 1816, OH
      2. Samuel Christian Mendenhall, b. 11 SEP 1824, Frazeysburg, OH
      3. Hannah Regina Mendenhall, b. 02 AUG 1826
      4. Ellen Jane Mendenhall, b. 18 MAR 1828, Frazeysburg, OH
      5. Richard Park Mendenhall, b. 20 JUN 1830, Jackson Twp, OH
      6. John Henry Mendenhall, b. 12 DEC 1832, OH
      Group Sheet F30768

      Notes

      Richard was born on the old homestead in Virginia and received a limited common school education. He was as a farmer. He served in the War of 1812.

      On 1 May 1816, Richard arrived in Jackson Township, Muskingum Co, OH bringing with him his wife and two old acquaintances with their families. This little party was six weeks coming through the wilderness from Virginia to Muskingum County. They had two covered wagons each provided with a four-horse team and several riding horses. Richard's wife rode horseback most of the way. They slept in their wagons at night when they were not kept awake by the howling and snarling of wild beasts in the forest which surrounded their camping places. This journey was made between the middle of March and 1 May. They were obliged to cut their way through the unbroken woods, a distance of five miles from Irville to their new home. Richard and his family lived in a deserted cabin until they found time to build a comfortable house of hewed logs. They cleared land and put in a small crop of corn. Richard and his family lived in their log house until 1844. There all his children were born and there his daughter, Ruth, was married. In 1844 he built a brick house and resided in that until his death.

      Richard was a Whig until the organization of the Republican Party after which he affiliated with that. He was a leading member of the Methodist Church and he performed the duties of class leader, steward and trustee. He was the pioneer temperance man of the county and was among the first to take a stand against whisky in the harvest field, at raisings and log rollings. He was a man of sterling worth, a friend of the poor and oppressed and a stern lover of justice.

      Sources

      1. [S0445] Carol Mendenhall Duffy, 11300 Warner Avenue #B212, Fountain Valley CA 92708-4132
      2. [S0452] History, Correspondence and Pedigrees of the Mendenhalls, William, Edward and Thomas A. Mendenhall, 1912
      3. [S0507] The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy, Henry Hart Beeson, 1969, LDS film #1318059
      4. [S0639] 1850 US Census Ohio
      5. [S0258] Aaron Marshall Elliott, Mendenhall Collection, LDS film #468232, 503269-503277, 522183-522190
      6. [S1409] 1820 US Census Ohio , pp. Miami Beth
      7. [S1415] 1830 US Census Ohio , pp. Muskingum

      (3) Mendenhall, William, History Correspondence and Pedigrees of the Mendenhalls of England, the United States and Africa, Greenville, OH: Chas. R. Kemble Press, 1912, p. 65-66:

      RICHARD C. son of Samuel and Hannah, was born Dec., 8th 1792, and married Ollie Mong, Dec., 19, 1816 and had six children. 1. Ruth Ann, (deceased). 2. Samuel C. (deceased.) 3. Richard Park. 4. Hannah. 5. Ellen Jane. 6. John Henry. (All deceased except Richard P.)

      (4) A household headed by Richard MENDINGALL is listed in the 1820 census of Jackson Township, Muskingum County, OH. [Richard is listed in the index to the 1920 census as Richard MENDINGALT.]

      Listed in Richard's household are 1 free white male between 10 and 16 years of age; 1 free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; 1 free white female under 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Richard is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, he would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Richard's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the rest of the persons in Richard's household are children of Richard and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of one son (which son would have been born between 1804 and 1820, according to the 1820 census) and one daughter (which daughter would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census).

      (5) A household headed by Richard C. MENDENHALL is listed in the 1830 census of Jackson Township, Muskingum County, OH.

      Listed in Richard C.'s household are 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 30 and 40 years of age.

      Assuming that Richard C. is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Richard C.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1830 census.

      The free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age seems to have then been too old to have been a child of Richard C. and/or his wife.

      Assuming that the rest of the persons in Richard C.'s household are children of Richard C. and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of one son (which son would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1830 census) and four daughters (two of which daughters would have been born between 1815 and 1820, and two of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census).

      (6) A household headed by R. C. MENDENHALL is listed in the 1840 census of Jackson Township, Muskingum County, OH.

      Listed in R. C.'s household are 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 2 free white males between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that R. C. is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between about 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that R. C.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the rest of the persons in R. C.'s household are children of R. C. and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of four sons (one of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, two of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, and one of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census) and three daughters (one of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and two of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1840 census).

      (7) A household headed by Richard C. MENDENHALL is listed in the 1850 census of Jackson Township, Muskingum County, OH.

      Richard C. is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1793. According to the 1850 census, he was born in VA.

      Listed with Richard C. is his wife, Sarah, who was then 56 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1794. According to the 1850 census, she was born in VA.

      Also listed with Richard C. is his son, Richard P., a farmer who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1831. According to the 1850 census, he was born in OH.

      Also listed with Richard C. is his son, John H., a farmer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1833. According to the 1850 census, he was born in OH.

      Also listed with Richard C. is Imri [Middle Initial Illegible] MENDENHALL, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1849. According to the 1850 census, he was born in OH. The relationship between Richard C. and Imri is not listed in the 1850 census.

      (8) A household headed by R. C. MENDENHALL is listed in the 1860 census of Jackson Township, Muskingum County, OH.

      R. C. is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 66 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1794. According to the 1860 census, he was born in VA.

      Listed with R. C. is his wife, Sarah, who was then 65 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1795. According to the 1860 census, she was born in VA.

      Also listed with R. C. is his son, R. P., a farmer who was then 28 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH.

      Also listed with R. C. is his son, John H., a farmer who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH.

      Also listed with R. C. is Imri J. SPENCER, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1849. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH. The relationship between R. C. and Imri J. is not listed in the 1860 census.

      Also listed with R. C. is Margaret MULL, a domestic servant who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1837. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      (9) A household headed by Richard MENDENHALL is listed in the 1870 census of Jackson Township, Muskingum County, OH.

      Richard is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 77 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1793. According to the 1870 census, he was born in VA.

      Listed with Richard is his wife, Sarah, who was then 75 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1795. According to the 1870 census, she was born in VA.

      Also listed with Richard is Imri J. SPENCER, who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1849. According to the 1870 census, he was born in OH. The relationship between Richard and Imri J. is not listed in the 1860 census.

      Also listed with Richard is Caroline McKNIGHT, a domestic servant who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1850. According to the 1870 census, she was born in OH.

      (10) Bureau of Land Management's Federal Land Patent Records Site <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentees: RICHARD C MENDENHALL, JOHN SQUIRE
      Survey
      State: OHIO
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 8/10/1837
      Land Office: Zanesville
      Cancelled: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 9638
      Accession/Serial Nr.: OH1560__.085
      BLM Serial Nr.: OH NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      NWNW
      Sec./Block
      17/
      Township
      3-N
      Range
      9-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      U.S. Military Survey
      State
      OH
      Counties
      Muskingum
      Survey Nr.

      [Note by compiler: Per the land patent, Richard C. MENDENHALL was the assignee of John SQUIRES of Muskingum County, OH.]
    Person ID I2638  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Father Samuel MENDENHALL,   b. 4 Jun 1760, Germantown, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1822, Charleston, Kanawha County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah PARKS,   b. 1759, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1834, Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 Jun 1781  Concordville, Chester [now Delaware] County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Olive ALLEMONG,   b. 25 May 1794, Jefferson County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1883, Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1816  Jefferson County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Christian MENDENHALL,   b. 11 Sep 1824, Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1887, Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F1857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart