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W.N. CHAUDOIN & Chaudoin Hall

W.N. CHAUDOIN & Chaudoin Hall

MiriamZalampas (View posts)
Posted: 4 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jul 2001 11:32PM GMT
Would someone please tell me about W. N. CHAUDOIN, for whom Chaudoin Hall at Stetson University, in Deland, Florida is named? I really want to know if he descends from Francis CHAUDOIN and Sarah WEAVER, and if so, how he descends. Thank you so very much.

William Nowell Chaudoin

SheilaChaudoin (View posts)
Posted: 25 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Aug 2003 1:19AM GMT
William Nowell CHAUDOIN was born in Robertson County, TN, on Aug. 10, 1829. He is the grandson of Lewis CHAUDOIN. Lewis was the son of Francis CHAUDOIN, a Frenchman and a Huguenot, who came to America from France. W. N. CHAUDOIN's mother was Sarah CALLTHARP and father was John Mims CHAUDOIN. He followed in his grandfather Lewis' footsteps and became a Baptist minister, in March of 1849. He was married to Caroline (Carrie) A. FRENSLEY of Davidson County, TN, May 6, 1850. He became an district secretary of the Bible Board for the Southern Baptist Convention in Southern Georgia, Alabama and Florida. He was quite a good evangelistic preacher. His poor health from traveling the large district made him winter in the more milder climate of Florida. He was well liked and it was because of his influence in the spread of the Baptist faith that a building on the campus of a Florida Baptist College is named after him.

William Nowell Chaudoin Hall

MiriamZalampas (View posts)
Posted: 26 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jul 2001 11:32PM GMT
Surnames: CHAUDOIN
Thanks so much for your very detailed response. My husband attended Stetson University many years ago. Since I am a descendant of Francis CHAUDOIN, I wanted to know how closely I am connected to the CHAUDOIN for whom the Chaudoin Hall was named. Sherree


KarenDale61 (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2001 5:53AM GMT
William CHAUDOIN's mother, Sarah, was probably a daughter of Norvell COLTHARP. One branch descended from Norvell does spell it CALLTHARP, who was born in Southampton Co., VA abt. 1755. Since William N. CHAUDOIN was Norvell's grandson, I suspect his middle name was Norvell. However, I've also seen it "Norrell." It may be that Norvell was pronounced "Norrell" and or even "Noel" so the spelling of William N. CHAUDOIN's middle name have been phonetic.

I am not sure William N. CHAUDOIN's father was John Mims CHAUDOIN, though his grandfather apparently was. The marriage record (7 Oct 1828) in Davidson Co., TN says he was Jno. W. CHANDORN [CHAUDOIN], and the minister of record was John M. CHAUDOIN.

A Mary COLTHARP, probably Sarah COLTHARP's sister, married a Lewis CHAUDOIN in Davidson Co., TN on 21 Dec 1829. The minister of record for that marriage was also John. M. CHAUDOIN.

Norvell COLTHARP moved to Davidson Co., TN between 1800 (found on census, Halifax Co., NC) and 1811 (Tax List, Davidson Co., TN. His brother, John, settled in eastern TN, in Hawkins Co., and a third brother, Henry, settled in York Co., SC. They were the sons of John CALTHORPE, d Southampton Co., VA in 1793, naming the brothers in his will.


haroldchad (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2002 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jan 2003 4:07PM GMT
Surnames: Chaudoin, Alderson, Shadowin, Boren, Coltharp
My gr gr greatmother was Martha Chaudoin dob 1829 Simpson,Co.,Ky. dod. 1905 Cass, Co. Mo., mar#1Alfred Moody 1850 Sumner,Co. Tn. mar#2 John Alderson 1864 Miame, Co. Ks. Her brother was John W. Chaudoin[Shadowin] dob Simpson,Co.,Ky. 1832 mar.Elizabeth Boren.
Living with John and Eliz. in 1864 Miame Co. Ks. was a Sarah Chaudoin dob abt. 1800 North Carolina. Could this lady be a daughter of Norvell Coltharp and the wife of John Chaudoin?


Karen Dale (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2002 11:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chaudoin, Coltharp
That could be Sarah. There was a lot of traffic in Coltharps between Davidson Co.TN and Simpson Co. KY, and despite published sources, I'm fairly certain Sarah Coltharp married a John W. Chaudoin, not a John Mims Chaudoin (though John Mims may have been her father-in-law.) Sarah could certainly have been born in NC after the 1800 census (where Norvell had only sons). An exciting find, Harold! Please email me at KDale60909@

Re: William Nowell Chaudoin

jlford110 (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2005 12:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chaudoin
i go to steston university and live in chaudoin hall. i am in charge of it there, and was wondering if you had any pictures of WN Chaudoin. i am loving to look at all this information about him and the family but would love to see some pictures. thanks
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