Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal 3rd-great grandfather, Ezekiel Cooper Chew.
Ezekiel was born January 17, 1822 in Gloucester Co., NJ, the son of Nathaniel and Mary (West) Chew. Ezekiel married December 29, 1842 in New Jersey to Caroline Bishop Woolston, daughter of Abel B. and Rachel (Woolston) Woolston. Caroline was born February 6, 1826 in Vincentown, Burlington Co., NJ and died February 27, 1879 in Rossburg, Stark Co., OH. Ezekiel married secondly to Mrs. Laura Skaggs between 1879-1882. Laura was born in Ohio and died in Jay Co., IN. Ezekiel married thirdly to Mary Jane Riddle. Mary was born December 28, 1845 in St. Joseph's Co., IN, and died in 1921. Ezekiel died August 27, 1888 in St. Joseph's Co., IN.
Ezekiel was a medical doctor who graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He practiced medicine in Indiana and Ohio; living in Jay Co., IN., Darke Co., OH, Montgomery Co., OH, and St. Joseph's Co., IN.
Children of Ezekiel Cooper and Caroline Bishop (Woolston) Chew are as follows :
i. Abel Woolston Chew b. November 11, 1843 Gloucester Co., NJ, d. January 9, 1903, m. Salome H. Holdeman
ii. Nathaniel Derby Chew b. April 17, 1845 New Jersey, d. after 1920 census m. Margaret H. Heistand
iii. Mary Keziah Chew b. February 13, 1847 Burlington Co., NJ, d. February 22, 1927 Jay Co., IN., m. Luman Walker Lemasters Jr.
iv. James Chew b. ca. 1848 Indiana, d. ca. 1852
v. Millard F. Chew b. February 1850 Ohio, d. June 4, 1851
vi. Sarah Fidelia Chew b. 1852 Camden Co., NJ d. 1935 m. David Eley
vii. Samuel W. Chew b. March 3, 1852, d. Mary 4, 1852
viii. Caroline Bishop Chew b. April 11, 1854 Delisle, OH, d. October 1, 1920, m. Fred E. Whitacre
ix. Ezekiel Cooper Chew b. January 1856 Ohio, d. after 1920 census, m. Minnie J. Safford
x. William Anderson Chew b. April 4, 1858 Darke Co., OH, d. January 6, 1914 Jay Co., IN, m. Emma Susan Straight
xi. Charles Alexander West Chew b. April 18, 1860 Darke Co., OH, d. July 16, 1925, m. Rebecca Shumaker
x. Horace Virgil Chew b. February 1865 Ohio, m. Esther V. Abel
xi. Donovan R. Chew b. August 20, 1869 Ohio, d. after 1920 census, m. Bertha A. Adams
xii. Jesse Chew
Children of Ezekiel Cooper and Laura (_____) (Skaggs) Chew are as follows :
i. Edis Playfair Chew b. June 1882 Indiana
Children of Ezekiel Cooper and Mary Jane (Riddle) Chew are as follows :
i. Wiley Riddle Chew b. June 18, 1888 Ohio, d. August 6, 1959, m. Dora Belle Lamb
I descend from Ezekiel Cooper and Caroline Bishop (Woolston) Chew through their daughter, Mary Keziah, as follows :
Ezekiel Cooper Chew and Caroline Bishop Woolston
Mary Keziah Chew and Luman Walker Lemasters Jr.
Luman Cooper LeMasters and Barbara Isabelle Wehrly (my great-grandparents)