Saturday, October 30, 2010

Surname Saturday: CHEW

The CHEW family is in my paternal family line. The origins of this surname are English.  The surname also appears in my maternal family line, to be discussed later.


Stories and history:


Ahnentafel # 17 : Mary Keziah Chew (1847-1927). Mary was born February 13, 1847 in Mt. Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She married October 2, 1864 in Versailles, Darke County, Ohio to Luman Walker Lemasters Jr. (1842-1931). Luman was born October 19, 1842 in Shelby County, Ohio.  Luman was a Civil War veteran.  They lived in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, where Luman was a farmer.  Luman died November 18, 1931 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Mary died February 22, 1927 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.


Anhentafel # 34 : Dr. Ezekiel Cooper Chew (1822-1888).  Ezekiel was born January 17, 1822 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He married December 29, 1842 in New Jersey to Caroline Bishop Woolston (1826-1879).  He was a physician and they lived in Montgomery and Darke Cos., Ohio and Jay County, Indiana after their marriage and had 14 children.  Caroline died February 27, 1879 in Rossburg, Darke County, Ohio and is buried in the Webster Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio.  Ezekiel married secondly to a widow, Laura (______) Skaggs (c1822-aft1883) and they had one son.  Laura died in Jay County, Indiana.  Ezekiel married thirdly to Mary Jane Riddle (1845-1921) and they had one son.  Mary died in 1921 and is buried in the Lakeville Cemetery, St. Joseph County, Indiana.  Ezekiel was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and practiced both medicine and law in Jay County, Indiana and St. Joseph County, Indiana.  He died August 27, 1888 in St. Joseph County, Indiana and is buried in the Lakeville Cemetery, St. Joseph County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 68 : Rev. Nathaniel Chew (1786-1866).  Nathaniel was born November 10, 1786 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. He married circa 1805 in ew Jersey to Keziah Driver.  He married circa 1812 in Gloucester County, New Jersey to Mary West (1795-1848).  Mary was born June 17, 1795 in New Jersey.  They had 3 children.  Mary died February 27, 1848 in New Jersey. Nathaniel married thirdly on December 10, 1848 in Iowa to Nancy Mosier.  Nathaniel was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church.  He died January 24, 1866 in Mahaska County, Iowa.


Ahnentafel # 136 : Nathaniel Chew (1765-1841). Nathaniel was born in 1765 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He married circa 1784 in New Jersey to Sarah Springer (1762-1845).  Sarah was born April 24, 1762 in Wilmington, Delaware.  They raised 8 children in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  Sarah died in 1845.  Nathaniel died July 16, 1841 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.


Ahnentafel # 272 : Rev. Jesse Chew (1738-1812).  Jesse was born November 25, 1738 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He married October 21, 1760 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Mary Richards (1738-1816).  Mary was born December 18, 1738 in New Jersey.  They raised 7 children in Gloucester County, New Jersey, where Jesse was a Methodist circuit rider.  Jesse was a known loyalist during the Revolutionary War.  Mary died May 7, 1816 in New Jersey.  Jesse died January 31, 1812.


Ahnentafel # 544 : Jeffrey Chew (1714-1774).  Jeffrey was born January 10, 1714 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He married August 14, 1732 in Gloucester County, New Jersey to Amy Driver (c1715-1773).  Amy was born circa 1715.  They raised 7 children in Gloucester County, New Jersey, where they were members of the Society of Friends.  Amy died November 3, 1773 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  Jeffrey died April 10, 1774 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.


Ahnentafel # 1088 : Nathaniel Chew (c1678-1731).  Nathaniel was born circa 1678 in Flushing, New York.  He married circa 1705 to Mary Clark (c1688-????).  Mary was born circa 1688.  They had 8 children and were members of the Society of Friends.  Nathaniel died September 14, 1731 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.


Ahnentafel # 2176 : Richard Chew (c1655-1726).  Richard was born circa 1655 in Flushing, New York.  He married March 1, 1675 in Flushing, New York to Frances Woodward.  They raised 10 children, moving sometime after 1698 to Gloucester County, New Jersey.  Richard died 1726 in Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.


Ahnentafel # 4352 : John Chew (1616-1672).  John was born in 1616 in England.  He married circa 1650 in Hingham, Massachusetts to Ann Gates. John died 1672 in Flushing, New York.


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