MRS. MARIA CHENOWETH, Williams township, widow of the late Gideon Chenoweth, was born in Sciota county, Ohio, January 3, 1815. Mrs. Chenoweth was married to Gideon Chenoweth (deceased), January 27, 1842, who was a native of Pike county, Ohio, and born January 13, 1813; Mrs. Chenoweth was a son of Abram and Rebecca (Car) Chenoweth, natives of Virginia, who came to Pike county, Ohio, from Kentucky, in 1796, where they remained until their death. To them were born fourteen children, viz: William, Jacob, Ann, Susan, John, Joel, Abram, Noah, Gideon, Martha, Hannah, Sarah, Rebecca and Mary. Gideon Chenoweth remained on his father's farm until he was twenty-two years old; taught school several years, and then engaged in the mercantile business in Piketon, Pike county, Ohio; he was a successful merchant; he remained in Piketon until his death. Mrs. Chenoweth is a daughter of John W. and Polly (Headley) Miller, natives of Virginia; Mrs. Chenoweth's education was received in the common schools of her native State; she came to Sangamon county, in 1876, and located in Williams township, where she owns a good farm of three hundred and eighty acres, on sections nineteen and twenty, and a good residence; she is a member of the M. E. Church.