As is often the case with early Texas settlers, little is known of Chavenoe's history; nearly every record of him is from military rolls. He came to Texas in 1829 and settled in what is now Liberty County. On November 14, 1835, he enlisted for a single month in Captain John C. Reed's Company. He re-enlisted on March 6, 1836 as a private in Captain William M. Logan's Company of Liberty Volunteers and fought at San Jacinto with that unit the following month. He was discharged on June 6, 1836 and returned home to Liberty County. He moved from Liberty at some point and was living in Fort Bend County in 1853. Sometime between 1853 and 1860, while visiting the Tilton family in Old River-Winfree, Chavenoe died and was buried in the Tilton family cemetery.