James M. Chesnut1,2,3

ID# 20665, (1857 - 1940)
FatherJohn Chesnut1,4,3 (17 Apr 1826 - 16 Dec 1894)
MotherElizabeth Jane Flora1,4,3 (abt 1828 - 27 Jan 1899)

Key Events:

Birth: 7 Jul 1857, Pennsylvania5,6,7
Marriage: about 1883, Barbara Ellen Crosthwaite (11 Oct 1859 - 4 Apr 1938)8,9
Death: 13 Mar 1940, Lower Chichester Twp., Delaware Co., Pennsylvania3
Burial: 18 Mar 1940, Williamsport, Pennsylvania3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     James M. Chesnut was born on 7 Jul 1857 in Pennsylvania.5,6,7 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dublin Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, in the household of his parents, John Chesnut and Elizabeth Jane Flora.2
     He moved to West Virginia with his parents before 1880. He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Hampshire Co., West Virginia, in the household of his parents.10
     James moved back to Pennsylvania, presumably before his marriage about 1883.
     James married Barbara Ellen Crosthwaite, daughter of Rev. Mortimer P. Crosthwaite and Rebecca [surname unknown], about 1883.8,9
     James and Barbara appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of McHenry Twp., Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 22 Jun 1900, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Durbin, Eva and Lawrence were listed as living with them, as was Etta Casebeer, an 18-year-old servant.11
     James and Barbara appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, at 2022 Brookwood St., enumerated 26 Apr 1910, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Eva, Lawrence and June were listed as living with them.12
     James and Barbara appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Lower Chichester Twp., Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, on Ridge Rd., enumerated 29 Jan 1920, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Durbin and Eva were listed as living with them, as was her son James Wilson.11
     James and Barbara appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Lower Chichester Twp., Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, at 51 Chichester Ave., enumerated 5 Apr 1930, reporting that they owned a home valued at $12,500, and owned a radio.13
     He was a farmer in West Virginia, and after he moved back to Pennsylvania. By 1910 he was a foreman in a planing mill.14,15,16 By 1920 he was a machinist in a machine shop. By 1930, at age 72, he was a carpenter, building houses.17,18
     His wife died on 4 Apr 1938 in 1590 Market St., Linwood, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania.19
     James died on 13 Mar 1940 in Lower Chichester Twp., Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, at age 82.3 He was buried on 18 Mar 1940 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.3

Children:
     Children with Barbara Ellen Crosthwaite:

  • Durbin Leroy Chesnut11,20 (9 Sep 1884 - 28 May 1959)
  • Eva M. Chesnut11,12 (Apr 1891 - )
  • Lawrence Earl Chesnut11,12 (9 Mar 1894 - 4 Nov 1956)
  • June Vesta Chesnut12,21 (8 Jun 1903 - 8 Dec 1916)

Citations

  1. [S6728] Berkeley County West Virginia GenWeb, online, "Biography of John Chesnut," submitted by Marilyn Gouge, extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, vol 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, West Virginia, Biographies List (1884).
  2. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  3. [S6731] James M. Chesnut, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6731] James M. Chesnut, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  6. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 3 and state.
  7. [S6768] James Chesnut household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, shows month, year, age 42, and state.
  8. [S6768] James Chesnut household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 17 years.
  9. [S6770] James M. Chesnut household, 1910 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 26 years.
  10. [S6734] John Chestnut household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hampshire Co., West Virginia.
  11. [S6768] James Chesnut household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania.
  12. [S6770] James M. Chesnut household, 1910 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.
  13. [S6774] James M. Chesnut household, 1930 U.S. Census, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania.
  14. [S6734] John Chestnut household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hampshire Co., West Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  15. [S6768] James Chesnut household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as farmer.
  16. [S6770] James M. Chesnut household, 1910 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as foreman, industry as planing mill.
  17. [S6773] James Chestnut household, 1920 U.S. Census, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as machinist, industry as machine shop.
  18. [S6774] James M. Chesnut household, 1930 U.S. Census, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as carpenter, industry as house construction, and he was an employer.
  19. [S6767] Barbara E. Chesnut, Certificate of Death.
  20. [S6769] Durbin Leroy Chesnut, Certificate of Death.
  21. [S6771] June Vesta Chesnut, Certificate of Death.