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HON. William Chew Bio
Posted by: jc (ID *****5058) Date: May 07, 2005 at 15:28:51
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HON. WILLIAM CHEW.
THE ANCESTRY of the Chew family are of Welsh and Scotch extraction on the paternal side, and Scotch on the maternal. There were two brothers, Welshmen, who came to America and settled in Virginia, soon after the first settlement at Jamestown. From these brothers have sprung the Chew family in America. A portion of the family at a later date removed to Pennsylvania and settled near Philadelphia, where they resided during the revolutionary war. It is related by the historians of that period that in o ne of the numerous engagements between the Patriot and British forces in 1777, the latter were driven from the ground, but on their retreat they took possession of Chews house and from it successfuly resisted the attacks of the Patriot forces. Colly Chew, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a native of Virginia, and a soldier of the revolutionary war, and was also under Gen. Anthony Wayne in the Indian wars. In the war of 1812 he was a captain in Gen. Hull's command, but fought his way out of the Fort, before the surrender, and saved his company from a disgraceful defeat. He was in his day a great Indian fighter, and a comrade and friend of Adam Poe, whose exploits as an Indian fighter are well known to every student of American history. Colly Chew came west to Ohio about the year 1830, with his son, Morris R. Chew, and in 1844 came to Illinois and settled in Shelby county, and remained here until his death in 1847. He was in the eighty-fifth year of his age. He married a Reese who was of a prominent and wealthy family of Virginia. Morris R. Chew, father of William, was the only son of this marriage. He was born in Virginia and removed to Ohio as above stated, and came to Shelbyville in 1844. He settled in Ohio in Clinton county, and there followed the trade of Saddler and Harnessmaker. A short time after his arrival there he was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, a position he held for a long number of years. While yet a resident of Ohio he came to Shelby county and purchased land. After his arrival here in 1844, he re-engaged in the harness trade and carried it on extensively for a number of years, then sold out and moved into the country on a farm, and there continued until his death, which occurred in 1877. He married Matilda Crumley, a native of Virginia. She died in 1850. By this marriage there were ten children, six of whom have survived the parents. The subject of this sketch is the fifth in the family. He was born in Clinton county, Ohio, September 3d, 1836. His youth was spent at home in going to school and assisting his father until his seventeenth year, when he practically started in life for himself. He went to work on a farm until he had earned and saved sufficient money to purchase a team of oxen and twenty-two inch plow and commenced breaking prairie. After a few years of hard work he had accumulated sufficient money to enable him to go to school to get an education, in which he was sadly deficient, and felt great need of. He commenced under the tuition of Prof. Jer ome of Shelbyville Seminary, and remained there for three years, and then attended the State University at Springfield for one year, and commenced reading law in the office of Moulton & Chaffee, and in 1869, at the spring term of the circuit Court at Vand alia, he was admitted to the bar. He commenced the practice in Shelbyville in connection with Frank Penwell, which partnership continued two years. He then formed a law partnership with W. W. Hess, which continued until 1877, or until the latter was elect ed County Judge. From that time to the present he has been alone in the practice. Politically Mr. Chew is a sound and thorough Republican, and is classed among the stalwarts. His first presidential vote was cast for Abraham Lincoln in 1860, and in all sub sequent elections he has voted the ticket of his first choice. He has been for a number of years chairman of the Republican County Central Committee. In 1874 his services to his parts and worth as a man received suitable and honorable recognition in being nominated and elected a member of the 29th Gen. Assembly of Illinois. While a member of that body he was on the Committee on Education, and drafted the bill on Compulsory Education, which was defeated by a small vote. He also drew the bill to compel all clerks of courts of record to account for all fees received by then and to make publication thereof, giving the names of the parties who were entitled to the same, and if not called for within six months from such notice and publication, the same to rever t to the general school fund, thereby lightning the burden of taxation. The bill was defeated by two votes in the house. On the 28th of December, 1870, he was united in marriage to Miss Annie Headen, a native of Shelbyville and daughter of Dr. William Headen, one of the pioneers of Shelby county. One child, a son, has been born to hallow and bless this union. His name is William Headen Chew. 1. Morris CHEW was born ABT 1805 in VA, and died 1877 in OH. He was the son of 2. Colby CHEW and 3. Rebecca REES REESE. He married Matilda CRUMLEY 7 NOV 1825 in Berkeley Co, VA.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

2. Colby CHEW was born ABT 1768 in VA, and died 1847. He was the son of 4. James CHEW and 5. Mary CALDWELL.


3. Rebecca REES REESE was born bet 1768/70, and died bet1805-1850. She was the daughter of 6. Morris REES Jr. and 7. Sarah HACKNEY.

Children of Rebecca REES REESE and Colby CHEW are: i. Mary CHEW was born ABT 1790 in VA. She married Thomas PEPPLE 7 DEC 1808.
ii. Margaret (Margary) CHEW was born ABT 1795 in Berkeley, VA, and died BEF 19 MAY 1830. She married William MOON 3 OCT 1816 in Highland Co, OH, son of Thomas MOON and Jean GRAY. He was born ABT 1790 in Arden, Berkely, Virginia, and died ABT 1855 in OH ?.
iii. Sophia CHEW was born ABT 1797 in Virginia. She married James STEWART.
iv. Amelia CHEW was born ABT 1802 in Virginia. She married James MC KEE 18 APR 1822.
1. v. Morris CHEW was born ABT 1805 in VA, and died 1877 in OH. He married Matilda CRUMLEY 7 NOV 1825 in Berkeley Co, VA.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3

4. James CHEW was born 1745 in VA, and died 27 JAN 1783. He was the son of 8. Thomas CHEW and 9. Martha Thompson TAYLOR.


5. Mary CALDWELL was born AFT 1740 in VA. She was the daughter of 10. James CALDWELL and 11. Catherine BUFORD.

Children of Mary CALDWELL and James CHEW are:2. i. Colby CHEW was born ABT 1768 in VA, and died 1847. He married Rebecca REES REESE 1789, daughter of Morris REES Jr. and Sarah HACKNEY. She was born bet 1768/70, and died bet1805-1850.
ii. Andrew CHEW was born ABT 1770 in Spotslyvania Co, VA, and died ABT 1827 in OH. He married Ann BARTHOS. She was born ca 1770-80.
iii. James CHEW was born ABT 1775 in VA.
iv. Joseph CHEW was born 19 DEC 1775 in or Jan 7, 1776 VA, and died 12 MAR 1848 in Ross Co, OH. He married Elizabeth THOMAS 2 DEC 1799. She was born ca 1775-82.
v. Sarah CHEW was born ABT 1783 in VA. She married David REES 19 JUN 1804. He was born ca 1778/83.

6. Morris REES Jr. was born 1 NOV 1721, and died 16 MAR 1800 in Fredrick Co, VA. He was the son of 12. Morris REES Sr. and 13. Sarah BUTTERFIELD.


7. Sarah HACKNEY was born 20 Feb 1732/3 in New Castle, DE.

Children of Sarah HACKNEY and Morris REES Jr. are:3. i. Rebecca REES REESE was born bet 1768/70, and died bet1805-1850. She married Colby CHEW 1789, son of James CHEW and Mary CALDWELL. He was born ABT 1768 in VA, and died 1847.
ii. Margaret REES.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4

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8. Thomas CHEW was born ABT 1700 in Orange Co, VA, and died ABT 1782 in Orange Co, VA. He was the son of 16. Burgess Larkin CHEW and 17. Hannah SMITH.


9. Martha Thompson TAYLOR was born 27 JAN 1702, and died 19 NOV 1762. She was the daughter of 18. James Walker TAYLOR and 19. Martha THOMPSON.

Children of Martha Thompson TAYLOR and Thomas CHEW are: i. Joseph CHEW was born ABT 1725 in VA, and died ABT 1800 in Canada. He married Grace DESHON 12 Mar 1743/4 in New London, New London, CT. She was born ABT 1730 in New London, New London, CT.
ii. Larkin CHEW was born ABT 1729 in VA, and died ABT 1796 in VA.
iii. Frances CHEW was born ABT 1730 in Orange Co, Va, and died 3 OCT 1784 in Providence, Mecklenburg, NC. She married Henry DOWNS Jr. ABT 1750 in Orange Co, Va. He was born ABT 1728 in PA.
iv. Hannah CHEW was born ABT 1731 in Virginia, and died ca 1780-97 in Virginia.
v. Elizabeth "Betsy" CHEW.
vi. Colby CHEW.
vii. Alice CHEW was born ABT 1739 in VA, and died 1796 in Woodford Co, KY. She married Zachery TAYLOR 20 JUL 1771.
viii. Thomas CHEW.
ix. Mildred "Molly" CHEW. She married COLEMAN.
x. Samuel CHEW. He married dau MILLER in New Haven, daughter of John MILLER.
4. xi. James CHEW was born 1745 in VA, and died 27 JAN 1783. He married Mary CALDWELL 1765 in VA, daughter of James CALDWELL and Catherine BUFORD. She was born AFT 1740 in VA.

10. James CALDWELL.


11. Catherine BUFORD.

Child of Catherine BUFORD and James CALDWELL is:5. i. Mary CALDWELL was born AFT 1740 in VA. She married James CHEW 1765 in VA, son of Thomas CHEW and Martha Thompson TAYLOR. He was born 1745 in VA, and died 27 JAN 1783.

12. Morris REES Sr. was born ABT 1690 in Wales, and died 1 NOV 1768 in Fredrick Co, VA.


13. Sarah BUTTERFIELD was born ABT 1700 in prob Upper Twp Province, PA, and died 1776 in Hopewell, Fredrick, VA. She was the daughter of 26. Thomas BUTTERFIELD and 27. Mary TAYLOR (?).

Children of Sarah BUTTERFIELD and Morris REES Sr. are: i. John REES was born 24 MAY 1720. He married Lydia HASTINGS 25 MAY 1745 in Sadsbury MM, Lancaster, PA.
6. ii. Morris REES Jr. was born 1 NOV 1721, and died 16 MAR 1800 in Fredrick Co, VA. He married Sarah HACKNEY 1753 in Frederick Co,VA. She was born 20 Feb 1732/3 in New Castle, DE.
iii. Jacob REES was born ABT 1724. He married Hannah KIRK KIRKLAND 11 DEC 1765 in Hopewell MM, Frederick Co, VA, daughter of Roger KIRK and Jane Jean BOWEN.
iv. Mary REES was born ABT 1726 in Chester Co, PA. She married Job HASTINGS 21 OCT 1751 in Hopewell MM, Frederick Co, VA. She married Jesse FAULKNERE Sr..
v. Margaret REES was born ABT 1728 in Chester Co, PA, and died BEF 1788 in Cecil Co., MD. She married Archibald JOB 30 SEP 1752 in Chester Co, PA. He was born ABT 1726 in Chester Co, PA.
vi. David REES was born 15 MAY 1730 in Chester Co, PA, and died 13 NOV 1812 in VA or Berkely Co, WV. He married Martha CHANDLER 25 MAY 1756 in Nottingham MM, Chester Co, PA.
vii. Hannah REES was born ABT 1732. She married Thomas REES III ABT 1756 in Hopewell MM, Frederick Co, VA, son of Thomas REES Jr. and Margaret BOWEN. He was born 1734 in prob PA, and died BEF 30 JAN 1812 in Fairfield Co., OH.
viii. Thomas REES was born ABT 1734 in Chester Co, PA, and died 1819 in Berkeley, VA. He married Margaret REES 14-17 Jul 1763 in Hopewell MM, Frederick Co,VA, daughter of Thomas REES Jr. and Margaret BOWEN. She was born 1748, and died AFT 1810 in Berkeley, VA.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 5

16. Burgess Larkin CHEW was born 1675/6 in MD or Caroline Co, VA, and died 1729 in Spottsylvania, Caroline,VA. He was the son of 32. Joseph CHEW and 33. Ruth LARKIN.


17. Hannah SMITH was born ABT 1680 in Caroline Co, VA, and died 3 AUG 1743 in Spottslyvania, Caroline , VA. She was the daughter of 34. Charles SMITH and 35. Dorothy PEYTON.

Children of Hannah SMITH and Burgess Larkin CHEW are: i. Joseph CHEW was born ABT 1695, and died ABT 1696.
8. ii. Thomas CHEW was born ABT 1700 in Orange Co, VA, and died ABT 1782 in Orange Co, VA. He married Martha Thompson TAYLOR BEF 1724 in prob VA, daughter of James Walker TAYLOR and Martha THOMPSON. She was born 27 JAN 1702, and died 19 NOV 1762.
iii. Anna Mary "Nan" CHEW was born ABT 1703, and died 2 NOV 1742 in Port Royal, Caroline, VA. She married William JOHNSTON 12 OCT 1723 in Spottslyvania Co, VA. He was born ABT 1697.
iv. John CHEW was born ABT 1705 in Spottsylvania, Caroline Co,VA, and died ABT 1756. He married Margaret BEVERLEY 26 JUN 1729.
v. Larkin CHEW was born 1710 in Spottsylvania, Caroline ,VA, and died ABT 1770. He married Mary BEVERLEY 30 SEP 1733 in Spottslyvania Co, VA.

18. James Walker TAYLOR was born 14 Mar 1673/4 in Orange or Accomack Co, VA, and died 23 Jan 1729/30 in Bloomsbury, Orange Co, VA. He was the son of 36. James TAYLOR and 37. Frances WALKER.


19. Martha THOMPSON was born 1679 in Culpepper Co,VA or New Kent Co, VA, and died 19 NOV 1762 in Greenfield, Orange Co, VA. She was the daughter of 38. William THOMPSON and 39. Ellen Elenor MONTAGUE.

Children of Martha THOMPSON and James Walker TAYLOR are: i. Frances TAYLOR was born 30 AUG 1700. She married Ambrose MADISON 24 AUG 1721.
9. ii. Martha Thompson TAYLOR was born 27 JAN 1702, and died 19 NOV 1762. She married Thomas CHEW BEF 1724 in prob VA, son of Burgess Larkin CHEW and Hannah SMITH. He was born ABT 1700 in Orange Co, VA, and died ABT 1782 in Orange Co, VA.
iii. James III TAYLOR was born 20 MAR 1703, and died ABT 1784. He married Elizabeth McGrath LEWIS.
iv. Zachery TAYLOR was born 17 APR 1707 in Orange Co, VA, and died 1768 in Orange Co, VA. He married Esther JONES ABT 1729. He married Elizabeth LEE ABT 1734, daughter of Hancock LEE and Sarah Elizabeth ALLERTON. She was born ABT 1709 in VA.
v. Tabitha TAYLOR was born 2 Mar 1712/13 in VA. She married WILD.
vi. Erasmus TAYLOR was born 5 SEP 1715 in VA, and died ABT 1794. He married Jane MOORE.
vii. George TAYLOR was born 10 FEB 1716 in VA, and died ABT 1781.
viii. Hannah TAYLOR was born 15 MAR 1717. She married BATAILLE.
ix. Mildred "Molly" TAYLOR was born ABT 1724. She married PENDELTON. She married Richard THOMAS ABT 1754.
x. Charles TAYLOR.
xi. Alice TAYLOR.

26. Thomas BUTTERFIELD was born 1665 in Bradford, York, Eng, and died AFT 1731 in Chester Co, PA.


27. Mary TAYLOR (?) was born BEF 8 JUN 1704 in Chester Co, PA.

Children of Mary TAYLOR (?) and Thomas BUTTERFIELD are: i. John BUTTERFIELD was born ABT 1699 in Bradfield, Chester, PA, and died 1769/70 in Nottingham, Chester, PA. He married Mary BROWN 9 APR 1731 in East Nottingham, Chester, PA. She was born ABT 1706 in Nottingham, Chester, PA.
13. ii. Sarah BUTTERFIELD was born ABT 1700 in prob Upper Twp Province, PA, and died 1776 in Hopewell, Fredrick, VA. She married Morris REES Sr. 19 Mar 1718-9 in Nottingham, Chester, PA or Cecil Co, MD. He was born ABT 1690 in Wales, and died 1 NOV 1768 in Fredrick Co, VA.
iii. Rachel BUTTERFIELD was born ABT 1702 in prob Upper Twp Province, PA, and died 9 DEC 1757 in Berks Co, PA. She married Joseph TAYLOR abt 1718/20. She married Robert LONG 1 Jan 1721-2.
iv. Barshebe BUTTERFIELD was born ABT 1704, and died AFT 1769. She married Peter HASTINGS 1722-31.
v. Dinah BUTTERFIELD was born ABT 1705 in prob Upper Twp Province, PA, and died ABT 1779 in East Bradford, Chester, PA. She married John W. NEWBROUGH 1726. He was born in Chester Co, PA.
vi. James BUTTERFIELD.
vii. Thomas BUTTERFIELD.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 6

32. Joseph CHEW was born 1637/41 in Jamestown, VA colony or York Co, VA, and died 12 Feb 1715/6 in Anne Arundel Co, MD or Fredricksburg, VA. He was the son of 64. John CHEW and 65. Sarah Gayle BOND.


33. Ruth LARKIN was born ABT 1655 in MD, and died AFT 1728. She was the daughter of 66. John LARKIN and 67. C KATHERINE.

Children of Ruth LARKIN and Joseph CHEW are:16. i. Burgess Larkin CHEW was born 1675/6 in MD or Caroline Co, VA, and died 1729 in Spottsylvania, Caroline,VA. He married Hannah SMITH ABT 1695 in Port Royal, Rappahnnock, VA, daughter of Charles SMITH and Dorothy PEYTON. She was born ABT 1680 in Caroline Co, VA, and died 3 AUG 1743 in Spottslyvania, Caroline , VA.
ii. Joseph CHEW was born ABT 1679 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, MD.

34. Charles SMITH was born ABT 1655 in Glouster, Eng, and died ABT 1709. He was the son of 68. Lawrence SMITH and 69. Mary (Grymes) DEDNAM.


35. Dorothy PEYTON was born ABT 1663 in Port Royal, Rappahnnock, VA, and died 17 FEB 1744 in Caroline Co, VA. She was the daughter of 70. Robert PEYTON and 71. Mary KEEBLE.

Children of Dorothy PEYTON and Charles SMITH are:17. i. Hannah SMITH was born ABT 1680 in Caroline Co, VA, and died 3 AUG 1743 in Spottslyvania, Caroline , VA. She married Burgess Larkin CHEW ABT 1695 in Port Royal, Rappahnnock, VA, son of Joseph CHEW and Ruth LARKIN. He was born 1675/6 in MD or Caroline Co, VA, and died 1729 in Spottsylvania, Caroline,VA.
ii. Robert SMITH was born ABT 1701, and died ABT 1744. He married Elizabeth ABT 1720.
iii. Dorothy SMITH was born ABT 1702. She married Francis STERNE. He was born ABT 1700 in Richmond Co, VA.
iv. Lawrence SMITH.
v. Charles SMITH.
vi. Sara SMITH.
vii. Elizabeth SMITH.

36. James TAYLOR was born 12 Feb 1633/4 in Carlisle, Northumberland, Eng, and died 30 APR 1698 in King & Queen Co, VA. He was the son of 72. John TAYLOR I and 73. Elizabeth NIN.


37. Frances WALKER was born ABT 1640 in Warwick, Eng or Accomac Co, VA, and died 23 SEP 1680 in VA. She was the daughter of 74. Thomas WALKER and 75. First Wife.

Children of Frances WALKER and James TAYLOR are:
i. Jane TAYLOR was born 1668 in va.
ii. James TAYLOR was born 27 DEC 1668 in VA, and died 1669.
18. iii. James Walker TAYLOR was born 14 Mar 1673/4 in Orange or Accomack Co, VA, and died 23 Jan 1729/30 in Bloomsbury, Orange Co, VA. He married Martha THOMPSON 14 MAR 1698 in New Kent Co, VA or Hannover, VA, daughter of William THOMPSON and Ellen Elenor MONTAGUE. She was born 1679 in Culpepper Co,VA or New Kent Co, VA, and died 19 NOV 1762 in Greenfield, Orange Co, VA.
iv. Martha TAYLOR was born 1674, and died 1675.
v. Sarah TAYLOR was born 1676.

38. William THOMPSON was born ABT 1652 in New Kent Co, VA, and died ABT 1710 in Nancemond,VA. He was the son of 76. Roger THOMPSON and 77. Unmentioned in all sources.


39. Ellen Elenor MONTAGUE was born 1633 in Nanesmond, VA, and died 27 Mar 1679/80 in Middlesex Co, VA. She was the daughter of 78. Peter MONTAGUE and 79. Hannah.

Child of Ellen Elenor MONTAGUE and William THOMPSON is:19. i. Martha THOMPSON was born 1679 in Culpepper Co,VA or New Kent Co, VA, and died 19 NOV 1762 in Greenfield, Orange Co, VA. She married James Walker TAYLOR 14 MAR 1698 in New Kent Co, VA or Hannover, VA, son of James TAYLOR and Frances WALKER. He was born 14 Mar 1673/4 in Orange or Accomack Co, VA, and died 23 Jan 1729/30 in Bloomsbury, Orange Co, VA.




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