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-*~ use of in the compilation of The Cheney Genealogy are 
the following : 

The Histories of Roxbury, Newbury, Newton, Cambridge, 
Medfield, Milford, Watertown, Ashburnham, Framingham, 
Sudbury, Holden, Southbridge, Groton, Concord, and 
Dunstable, Mass. ; of Antrim, Hillsborough, Sanbornton, 
Henniker, Hancock, Fitzwilliam, Peterborough, Newport, 
Nashua, Pembroke, and Sutton, N. H., and of several towns 
in other states ; records of deeds, wills and administrations of 
estates, and those of towns, parishes, and churches in numer- 
ous places ; archives of states and files of newspapers. 

Collections of facts touching the Family have been made 
by several persons, with more or less definite plan for publi- 
cation. Rev. William Franklin Cheney, of Dedham, Mr. 
Joel Cheney, of Southbridge, Henry Allen Chaney, Esq., of 
Detroit, Mich., Rev. Russell Lea Cheney, of Janesville, 
Wis., and Mr. Josiah Blodget Chaney, of St. Paul, Minn, 
are particularly worthy of mention, as the results of their 
labors have been magnanimously furnished by them or their 
heirs to aid in this work. And a great many men and 
women have responded very kindly to circulars and letters, 
giving the particulars of their own immediate families ; one 
may well be proud of such kindred. In the name of the 
future readers of this book, and out of the heart of the gene- 
alogist, thanks are hereby tendered to every one who has 
aided in this compilation. 

The work is imperfect. Mistakes have been made by 
almost all of us ( ! ) in copying ancient records, in interpret- 
ing crooked writing, and in accepting statements from 


persons who did not know what they affirmed. A choice 
collection of these morsels of human fallibility will be found 
in the Additions and Corrections at the close of the book. 
Other errors will be discovered later. Conflicting statements 
have been made on many matters; and these words have 
often occurred to us : 

" O blest is he who can discern 
Where real truth doth lie, 
And dares to take the side that seems 
Wrong to some blindfold eye." 

Attention is called to the Pedigree Tables on pages 68, 69, 
198, 429, 430 and 431. These are a device of the compiler's 
for the exhibition of individual ancestry and degrees of re- 
lationship ; they give only heads of families, but other persons 
can be connected with their proper places in the tables by 
means of the numbers affixed to their fathers. It was thought 
unnecessary to index these tables. 

Original dates are used in our records. The writer has 
profound contempt for the course adopted by many editors in 
altering Old Style figures into New Style. That foolish 
"fad" of a century ago must be abandoned in this age of 
the reproduction of ancient documents. March 25 was our 
ancestors' New Year's Day till the middle of the last century, 
and February was the twelfth month ; but they began on 
January first to write both the old and new years, because 
some other nations had adopted January first as the beginning 
of the year. As far as possible these pages allow the ancient 
recorders to tell their story in their way ; and several sturdy 
traditions and ingenious guesses have been annihilated by 
such quotations. 

Lines of heredity have been stated upon unquestionable 
■proofs^ in the great majority of cases ; in a very few in- 
stances, however, pedigrees have been given upon large 
-probability ; but in such cases this admission is made at the 
proper point. Possibly documents may yet be discovered, 
proving that some group of Cheneys is misplaced in this 
Genealogy. But we have arranged them only on evidence 


which we beheve would stand in a Court of Claims ; and all 
cases which are regarded as open to reasonable doubt have 
been relegated to the Appendix. ' This book will furnish 
admirable ground on which succeeding writers, more cau- 
tious or more bold, may build other volumes, either as tributes 
of respect to the departed or means of gratifying the ambi- 
tion of the living. 

The Origin of the Name and the Source of the 
Family are subjects of great interest. When we have traced 
back to the two pilgrims, William and John Cheney, what 
do we find ? Not a single trace of their origin except this : 
they were Englishmen. "Brothers"? They do not say or 
act it. Scions of nobility? Neither of them left a word, 
describing his place in the social scale. Their neighbors, 
even when electing them to the highest offices in their towns, 
wrote them down plain William and John. This leaves the 
question open, whether they were rising men of plain degree 
or "gentlemen," braving hardships from noble motives. 
Kind reader, take your choice of these theories. But we 
must remember that no one knows what relation William ^ 
and John ^ were to each other, or from what English family. 

The word Chine in French means an oak. A great many 
family names came from some peculiarity of the residence of 
the family. So, it seems to the writer probable that when a 
man lived near some conspicuous oak tree or in a grove 
of oaks (chenies), he was called William de Chene, i.e. 
William of the Oak. As this class of tree was common the 
name might be given to many unrelated persons. Certain it 
is that England had a score or more of families called by 
some name which is a modification of that word chine, at the 
period when New England was settled. Search has been 
made at great expense in the Record Office and Somerset 
House at London and in numerous other places, of the docu- 
ments bearing on the history of those families. The follow- 
ing pages contain very brief portions of that which has been 
read and sifted. But no link has been found which connects 
William of Roxbury or John of Newbury with any English 


family. Nevertheless, let further search be made. Some 
day the lines may be found which will certify the connec- 
tion, and open the way for the claiming of coats of arms or 
other tokens of ancestral position. 

Till then we may enjoy the reflection that they were true 
to their God and to themselves ; that they helped to found 
the grandest nation earth ever saw ; and we may profit by 
the lessons of their pilgrimage. 



Before or Near the Time of the Settlement of 
New England. 

DEVONSHIRE. The manor of Uf-Ottery, 5 miles 
easterly from Honiton, is said b}^ Devonshire historians to 
have been given by WiUiam the Conqueror to Ralph de 
Pomeroy, then passed to the proprietorship of the church of 
Rouen, " from which it passed to Sir Nicholas Cheyney 
in the reign of Henry HI," (1207-127 2.) The probate 
records of the diocese of Wells show no early wills of 
Cheyneys, but give two which may pertain to descendants 
of the family who altered the spelling of the name. 

I. William Chinn of Otherie, June 15, 15S4. Children: Richard, Isabel, 
Joane and Marye; wife Joane ; brethren, Thomas and Richard. 2. William 
Chine of Otherie, May 14, 1631. Bequests to William Chine the elder, 
Thomas Chine the elder, Thomas Chine of Coombe ; daughter, Marie ; 
Elizabeth the daughter of John Water. Refers to some money in the hand of 
William Chine of muirluiche. Bequests to William Tyler my daughter's 
child, to .son William Chine whom he appoints executor. A later will 
shows that there were some in the vicinity who kept the ancient form of 
the name. (3) Robert Cheyney of Yeovil ; son John Cheyney ; Richard "and 
Elizabeth, children of his son Robert Cheyney. 

Pinhoc^ a suburb of Exeter, was the home of William 
Cheney and family for a few years in the opening of the 
seventeenth century, but investigation shows that he received 


the lease of the manor through his wife, whose family were 
its owners, and his former residence and later home alike 
evaded our search. 

3. Joan Cheyney, wife of John Cheyney of Thorley was buried Jan. 
9, 1625. 

4. William Cheyney of Broadhe7nbury died, and Thomas Cheyney, 
vietor, was appointed administrator of his estate Jan. 10, 1633. 


1. The will of Thomas Cheyner, mercer, To be buried in the church of 
St. Laurence, Jewry. Bequests for funeral expenses, to the church of St. 
L. and to the scholars of Balyol hall, Oxford. All his rents and tenements 
in the city of London to be sold for the payment of debts and legacies. 
Bequests to each anchorite in the city ; to the ministers of hospitals and 
prisons ; to the fabric of London Bridge ; for the repair of roads around 
the city; to the convents of Clerkenwell, Haliwell, St. Elena, Stradford, 
Kilbourn, Chestehunte and Derteford ; to his sister Johanne and others. 
Dated at London, the morrow of the nativity of John the Baptist, [24 June] 
A. D. 1361. 

2. Henry Cheyner the father of Johanne, relict of Edmund Hemenhall, 
and Alice his wife, made his will Aug. 18, 1361. 

3. William Cheyne, " recorder of London," is alluded to in connection 
with several wills in 1379 and other years. 

4. Thomas Cheyney of St. Martin, Ludgate, London, haberdasher, had 
a marriage license from the bishop Dec. 30, 161 5. 

5. William Cheyney of London, pleb. was matriculated at St. John's 
College, Oxford June 22, 1610, aged 16; received degree of B. A. Jan. 31, 

6. John Cheyney of St. Mary's, Islington, married Elizabeth Marshall 
May 20, 1625 ; he was buried Aug. 22 following; the widow administered 
on his estate the same day. 7. Richard Cheyney mar. Joan Halsey in 
that parish Dec. 19, 1634. 8. At St. Botolph's Bishopsgate, London, 
Thomas Cheney was christened Aug. 24, 1562; Margrett Cheney was 
buried Jan. 7, 1577; "John Cheney gent, of Dunstan in the East, and 
Susan Hatton, spinster, of this parish," were married June 19, 1655. 

ESSEX. The colony which originally settled Roxbury, 
in New England, contained a large number of persons from 
Essex county, England, particularly from Nazeing, which 
had been the seat of a Puritan congregation. Rev. John 
Eliot, second pastor of the Roxbury church and afterward 
the "Apostle to the Indians" was born at Widford, in Hert- 


fordshire, a few miles north of Nazeing. The region is an 
interesting one for American genealogists. 

At Waltham Abbey, Robert Cheney, [so signed] yeoman, made his will 
Oct. I, 1567: wife Johan, sons John, Raufe, William and Robert; he de- 
vised lands, houses, rents, leases, &c. in Waltham, and "in Harfordsheare 
beyonde Smalytige bridge " to Daughter Agnes. A Hcense to marry was 
issued to " William Cheyney of Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, yeoman, and 
Margaret Lloyde, widow, of the same," Feb. i, 158!; and they were mar. 
in the church four days later, his name being spelled " Chenye " by the 
clerk. Other records there are the following: " Elizabath Chayny dau. of 
Rape Chayny was baptised March 29, 1584." " Willm Chenye son to John 
Chenne was baptised 21 Feb. 1584." " Richarde Chenne was buried 12 Sept. 
1 584." " Elizabeth Chenye the daughter of John Chenye was baptised 

11 February, 1587." The parish of St. Peter's, Colchester, was the home 
of " Isaac Cheineye*' or " Cheyney; " in his will which was probated June 
27, 1634, he mentions his daughters, Jane Martin, widow, Priscilla George, 
Katharine Bloise, Thomasine Browne, and dau.-in-law, Katharen Arnold ; 
grandson Isaac Cheiney, son of John Cheiney; Ann, Mary and Thomas 
Streaton, children of his daughter Thomasin Browne ; grandchildren, 
Elizabeth Rose and Deborah Prisman; sons-in-law, Robert George and 
Thomas Bloise, residuary legatees and executors. 

HERTFORDSHIRE. In the parish records of Btskofs 

I. John Chayne noted as a parishioner in the year 1542, was assessed 
XVIII d. in 1558, was buried April 22, 1564. 2. George Cheany paid a 
church tax of 4 shillings, 8 pence, in 1558; m. Johanna Gibbs Jan. 30, 1581 ; 
she was buried June 30, 1587; he m. Elizabeth Dawset Nov. 2, 1591. 
3. "John Cheny thelder " married Margaret Sweting Jan. 22, 1566, was 
buried Sept. 23, 1587. 4. John Cheny m. Agnes Wright March 10, 1595, 
was buried Sept. 22, 1604. 5. John Cheny, gent., had dau. Elizabeth 
baptized Nov. 18, 1632, and dau. Sara baptized Sept. 21, 1634. Widow 
Cheny was buried May 21, 1655. John Cheyney was buried Aug. 25, 
1670. The will of (No. 4) John Cheany of Stortford, Herts, yeoman, was 
probated Oct. 8, 1604; bequests to wife Agnes, brother George Cheany 
and George's sons, John, Thomas and William Cheany. George and John 
Cheany executors. 

At Thorley (adjacent) Joan Cheyney y« wife of John Cheyney was buried 
Jan. 9, 1625. 

LINCOLNSHIRE. The probate records contain wills of 
many persons by the name of Cheney and Cheyney from a 
remote period. Thomas Cheney of Quadring, 1520 ; Chris- 


topher Cheyney, Grantham, 1620 ; John Cheney, Benning- 
ton, 1624; Thomas Cheney, Howell, 1633. The latter was 
entitled "Esquire"; gave to his wife Bridget, daughters, 
Ann, Elizabeth, and Jane ; brother William Chiney ; signs 
"Thomas Cheyney." The will of John of Bennington is 
worthy of perpetuation. He was one of the wardens of his 
parish and apparently a man of fine qualities. 

"/« the name of god Amen the Twenty & fowerth day of May 1621 I 
John Cheney of Bennington in the pts of Holland & county of Lincoln 
gent, whole in body & of good & pfect remembrance praise be given to 
almighty god doe ordeine & make this my last will and testament in manner 
& forme following hereby revoking all other wills by me formerly made — 
ffirst I commit my soule into the hands of almighty god trusting most 
assuredly that by the death of Jesus Christ my Saviour & redeemer my 
sinnes are forgiven me & my body to be buryed within the quire of Ben- 
nington aforesayd nigh unto my wife & for my mortuary as the Lawes 

of this Realm doe requier 

Itm I doe give to Lincoln mynster XIP 

Itm I doe give to the pore of Bennington one quarter of barly to be 
distributed amongst the needyest at the feiste of the Nativity of Our 
Saviour Christ next after my decease 

Itm I doe give to William Cheney my sonne a double Soveraigne 
Itm I doe give to John Cheny the elder my sonne fowere pounds 
Itm I doe give to Thomas Cheney my sonne Thertye poundes 
Itm I doe give to John Cheny the younger my sonne ffortye poundes 
Itm I doe give to ffrances Cheney my daughter if she be then living 
ffive poundes 

Itm I doe give to Anne Cheney my daughter twenty poundes 
Itm I doe give to Elisabeth Cheney my dawghter fforty poundes 
[Then follow other bequests.] 

The residue of all my goodes & Chatties not given or bequeathed my 
debts & Legacyes discharged I give them wholly to Alysce my wife whom 
I doe ordeine & make the sole executrix of this my last will & testament 

[Signed] John Cheyney." 
Proved at Boston April 8° 1624. 

The church registers at Bennington give the baptism of children of 
John and Elizabeth Cheney as follows: Frances, Dec. 20, 1596; William, 
Feb. 5, 1597; Jane, Feb. 28, i6oo\John, June 30, 1605 ; Edward, July 20 
1606; Thomas, July 25, 1607; Agnes, Oct. 16, 1608; John, Nov. 9, 1609; 
Richard, Sept. 29, 1611; Elizabeth, June 2, 1614. Edward was buried 


Dec. 8, 1613 ; the wite Elizabeth was buried June 12, 1614; and the hus- 
band and father was buried March 21, 1623. 

At Leverton, an adjacent parish, Thomas Peeps married Isabel Chenie 
May II, 1590. At Fteiston another neighboring parish, Walter Cheney 
was assessed in 159 1. In the annals of the town of Boston^ near by, the 
heirs of Christopher Cheyney are stated to have owned land ; the date not 
given. Thomas Cheyney was an alderman of Boston in 1685. John 
Cheyney was mayor in 1725, and others of the name have borne honors 
and held large properties there and in Skirbeck. 


Thomas Cheney^ Knight, bought the manor of Thornton, or Thornton 
Bridge, with lands there and in Norton Milby and Humberton and a third 
part of the manor of Letby; at Michalmas in the 27th year of Henry VIII 
[1535.] He settled upon his daughter "Frances Cheyney alias Jesper 
whom William Cheyney is about to marry," " the manors of Thornegum- 
bolde and Pauleholme, and 12 messuages with lands," &c. in 1547. William 
and Frances Cheyney sold land in Great Cowdon in Holderness [not 

Sir Thomas Cheyney {'■'■ armiger'") died Feb. 22, 1632, at Paull or 
Thornegumbald, leaving a widow Priscilla and daughters : Anna, 6 years, 
6 mos. old, Elizabeth, 5 years, 6 mos., and Jane, 3 years, 3 mos. A large 
property, traceable to that in the family almost a century before. The 
widow is said in Post Mortem proceedings to have gone to Spaulding, 
Lincoln county. 


1. Robert Chenye of Taysborough, 1572, document not examined. 

2. John Cheney of Hemptial/, tailor, made his will July 26, 1632; sons, 
Edmund, John, Robert, Edmund's wife, Prudence, daughter Anna Lord, 
grandson Huee Cheney, son of Huee [Hughie?], son-in-law Michael Herde. 
He had leased lands and owned farming implements &c. 

3. Edward Cheny, Norwich, 1630; administration granted to widow 


I. Thomas Cheney of Aldeburgh, mariner, made his will March 6, 
1626. Wife Anne ; Henrie, son of his late brother John; Thomas, son of 
brother Henrie; if his wife marry again ;^ioo goes to the towne of 
Aldeborough with which to provide a sermon on every Good Friday for 
the improvement of the people. Margaret and Ann, daughters of his 
brother John. Thomas, Henrie, John and Robert, sons of his brother 
Henrie. Daughter Marie. Wife executrix, and brother Henrie and friend 
Thomas Boone supervisors. Probated May i, 1628. 


2. Anne Cheney of Aldeburgh, widow, will Feb. 7, 1628 ; bequests to her 
brethren by the name of Wainfleete ; to Henry Cheney and to Robert his son. 

3. John Cheany of Yarmouth, "caelebs; " administration granted to 
James Cheany his brother, 1636. 


Thomas Cheyney, of Berks, gent., matriculated at Brasenose College, 
Oxford, Jan. 25, 1582, aged 18 ; M. A. July 8, 1585. 

1. Thomas Chaynie of Wp-Lambourne, made his will April 29, 1605. 
Bequests to the church, to the poor &c. ; to his brothers Edward, John and 
William Chaynie, his godson Thomas Chaynie, the children of Lawrence 
Chaynie, viz. John, Dorothy, and Elizabeth. To Alice Cooper. Brother 
Lawrence Chaynie residuary legatee and executer. 

2. John Cheyney of Cheping Lambourne, husbandman: wife Elizabeth; 
brother Lawrence ; kinsmen Edward Cheyney and Roger Cooper. March 
I, 1618. 

This Parish of Lambourne is worthy of note because it is positively 
known to have been the birth-place of one family of Cheneys who came to 
America in early times. John Cheyney came to the township of Middle- 
ton in the county of Chester, in the colony of Pennsylvania ; died there in 
1722. Two years afterward his sons John and Thomas went to London 
and bought of John BoUors a tract of land, 1 500 acres, in Thornburg, Pa. 
In the deed they are described as being " of Upper Lambourne in the 
parish of Chipping Lamborne, in the co. of Berks." A large and respect- 
able progeny have descended from these brothers. A town named Cheyney 
has grown up on the family estates. Representatives of the family are 
found in Philadelphia, among whom are Mr. T. Barton Cheyney, of the 
Ladies' Home Journal, Charles H. Cheyney, Jr. and Horace L. Cheyney, 

3. Thomas Chenney of JRadley, will Dec. 21, 1610. Brother WiUiam 
Chenney and his now wife, and his sons John and Raphe; to John Chenney, 
son of his brother John, and to John's other children. Brother-in-law 
William Crouch and his daughter Agnes, and to his now wife, my sister ; 
to the church of Radley ; to Richard Everlie and his mother ; my [ . . . ] 
Edwardes [ . . . ] Brother John Cheyney residuary legatee. A codicil 
gives to the wife of John Chenney the son of his brother William, the 
debts due the testator. 

4. Thomas Cheyney of Wallingford; will April 14, 161 7. Sons Richard 
Thomas and Henry ; wife Elizabeth ; daughters Dorothie, Elizabeth, 
Margaret, Mary, Anne, Frances. 

5. William Cheyney of Wallingford, tailor, deeded all his property to 
his son Thomas Cheyney on condition that Thomas would maintain him 
suitably the rest of his life. John Cheyney is one of the witnesses. Oct. 
26, 1635. 


6. John Cheney of Bayworth in the parish of Soningwell, Berkshire ; 
will dated Aug. 20, 1626; wife Joane, dau. Alice; five sons, John, Ralph, 
Thomas, Oliver and William, all under 21 years of age; bro.-in-law, John 
Shurd. James Batte, one of the appraisers. 


I. Sir Thomas Cheyney of Sundon, (called also "Esquire,") made his 
will Aug. 22, 1612. Bequeathed to the poor of several parishes; to his 
wife, Frances; daughters, Dionis, Anne, Helen, Frances, Mary — and her 
five children ; sons Francis, Thomas, " Knight," Robert, Henry, John and 
Rotheram; son, Mr. Samuel Bryan; grandchildren, Edmund and Francis 
Harding: Thomas, John, Francis and Anne Cheyney, children of his son 
John Cheyney ; Thomas and Dorothy Cheyney, children of his son 
Thomas ; and Brockas Scullar. 


1. Sir Francis Cheyney of Drayto?t Beanchamps, will, Dec. 31, 1619; 
wife, servants, poor, &c. nephews Edmond Cheyney, and Francis Cheyney, 
the latter chief heir ; brother Thomas Cheyney, sisters mentioned by sur- 
names only. 

2. Ralph Cheney of Hoveney, will Feb. 13, 1640; wife Elizabeth, 
children under 14 years, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Margerie; brother Thomas; 
children of his cousins Thomas and John Cheney of Wallingford ; nephew 
Jonn Cheney, now living with him. 

Henry Cheyney of Buckinghamshire, armiger, entered Trinity College, 
Oxford, April 10, 1581, aged 18 years. 

Francis and Charles Cheyne of Chesham Bois, Bucks., were at Oxford 
in 1639 and 1640. 


John Cheney of Rooke, husbandman, died Aug. 23, 1628. Verbal will. 
Eldest son, Anthony Cheney, to have all his lands in Rooke and Berwick 
Salome. Son John Cheney ^40 when he is brought up. Son Walter 
Cheney ^40 when he is brought up. Wife Anna Cheney. 


1. Thomas Cheyney of Sussex, gent, matriculated at Brasenose College, 
Oxford, June 22, 1604, aged 18. 

2. Robert Cheyney of " St. Peters the Great within the Gates, Chichester, 
county of Sussex, yeoman," will May 12, 1619, daughters, Susan, Mary, 
Martha and Bridget ; wife Elizabeth. 

3. In St. Lawrence church, Guestling, between Hastings and Winchel- 
sea, there is a monument to John Cheyney Esq. who m. Elizabeth dau. of 
John Palmer of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., who had one son and one dau., and d. 
Sept. 20, 1603. 



1. On the north side of Salisbury Cathedral is an alabaster effigy of Sir 
John Cheney who fought in the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. 

2. John Cheyney of Everleigh^ husbandman, will June 22, 161 6. To 
be buried in the church or church-yard. Bequests to the parish church ; 
to son John Cheyney, daughters Susan and Joyce Cheyney ; to wife not called 
by name ; father-in-law, Richard Greene, brother-in-law, William Browne. 
Inventory shows good farming outfit and comfortable home. The name is 
spelled throughout the document Cheyney, but signed clearly " Cheney." 

3. John Cheyney, senior, of Wilcot in Pewsey sold land in Ore or Owre 
for ;^2oo, at the Hilary term, 1633. The following extracts from the parish 
registers of Wilcott are of interest. " 1580, iS^'^ day of July John Cheyney 
and Christianna Ploodall [?] were marryed." "1580 [old style] \(f^ day 
of Januarie John sonne to John Cheyney was baptized." Other children 
were George, Elizabeth, Symon, and Thomas. " 1594. 2ist day of Septem- 
ber John Cheyney & Margaret Chandler were marryed." "1610. 1/^'^ day 
of November John Cheyney thelder was buryed." "1611. iS'^^ day of 
September beinge Sonday John the sonne of John Cheyney the younger was 
baptized." "1631. Margaret the daughter of John Cheyney & Joane his 
wife was buryed." Several Johns thus appear, at least one of whom d. in 
the parish in 1643. 


I. John Chenye, prebendarie of the cathedral of Peterborough made 
will Nov. 12, 1553. No allusion to wife or child; bequests to other func- 
tionaries of the cathedral ; to his servant Anne Susan and her children, to 
Henry Dray, his sister's son, to Bartholomew Taylor ; refers to his brother- 
in-law, Henry [Jumay?] ; residue to John Collman, clerk. Richard Whitte, 
prebendarie, named as supervisor of the will. 


1. John Cheyne was arch-deacon of Exeter July 10, 1379, prebend of 
Landiacre, i.e. one of the clergy of Litchfield cathedral in June, 1382; 
prebend of Huntingdon March 3, 1387-8. 

2. Richard Cheyney was B. A. at Oxford in 1529 and held various po- 
sitions in the church. Was made D. D. in 1569; was consecrated bishop 
of the dioceses of Bristol and Gloucester April 29, 1562. He died in April, 
1579, and was buried in Gloucester cathedral. 

3. Thomas Cheyne, clerk, parson of Paston made his will, bequeathing 
to Anne Susan, &c. making his brother John Cheyney residuary legatee. 
John Cheyney was one of the witnesses. Probated June 4, 1548. 

4. Henry Cheynie of St. Alban's Hall, Oxford, B. A. Nov. 3, 1568, 
M. A. June 17, 1573, a member of Gray's Inn, 1563, rector of Ringwold, 
CO. Kent, 1569. 


5. John Cheyney was graduated M. A, from University College, Oxford, 
May 21, 1590. 

6. Richard ChejTiey, b. Jan. i, 1595, was admitted to the Merchant 
Taylor's School in London in 161 1, and Thomas Cheyney, b. March 21, 
1597, was admitted in 161 2. Richard "subscribed" at Magdalen Hall, Ox- 
ford, April 30, 1 61 3, received B. A. in 161 5 and M. A. in 161 8; was rector 
of Tarrant Rushton, Dorsetshire in 161 7 and onward. 

7. Asteley (or Ashley) Cheney entered Merchant Taylor's School, Lon- 
don, in Oct. 1606, registered as "born July, 1595." The editor of the 
printed rolls of the school says he was second son of Josias Cheney of Mil- 
stead in Kent. 

8. John Cheney, "bom May, 1598," entered the school in Aug. 1605; 
and the editor says he was "probably son" of the same Josias Cheney. 

9. William Cheyne of Dorset, pleb. matriculated at Balliol College June 
28, 1604, aged 18; B. A. May 20, 1605 ; M. A. from Broadgates Hall July 
8, 1612; rector of Manston, Dorsetshire, 1614. 

says Burke, "was, erm. on a bend sa. three martlets, or. 
Crest — A bull's scalp ar." Lord Toddington, Sir Henry 
Cheney, used this shield with modifications, and had for his 
motto : "X^ vncjix qtic j'e puis .^^ 

Sir John Cheney of Sherland in the isle of Sheppey, in 
the north of the county of Kent, off whose shore " Cheney 
Rock " is a land-mark, adopted the arms of the family of his 
wife, the heiress of the Russells. " Az. six lions ramp. ar. 
a canton erm." Crest, a bull's scalp. 

The Cheneys of Stafford, Derby and Salop have the 
Russell -Cheney arms, and this motto: I^ato prudetitta 

Cheney of Up-Ottery, Devon, temp. Edward IV, had Gu. 
four fusils in fess ar. each charged with an escalop sa. 

Cheney of Bucks, and Berks. Ar. a fesse gu. in chief 
three martlets of the second. Crest — A bear's head erased 
gu. environed around the neck twice with a chain, passing 
also through the mouth ar. at the end a ring Or. 

A coat of arms which any branch of the family might not 
hesitate to adopt is that given by Burke in a general way : 
" Cheney, Az. a cross flory ar." 


Part I. 
William of Roxbury and His Descendants. 

WILLIAM CHENEY was a very early resident of Rox- 
bury, in the colony of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, 
(now included in the city of Boston.) The oldest records of 
that town which have been brought down to modern times 
are contained in a volume whose opening sentence says that 
the hook was bought in i6jg for the purpose of record- 
ing various matters relating to the inhabitants. Its earliest 
entries are not dated. One of these is a list of the men 
who owned land and lived in the town, entitled "A note of 
the estates and persons of the Inhabitants of Rocksbury." 
Seventy men are enrolled; they range from "Edward 
Pason," possessor of 3 acres of ground, to " M'" Thomas 
Dudley " with his 356 acres. " W""^ Cheiney " is the fortieth 
name, with 24 J^ acres, showing that he was above the average 
in wealth. This list is on a page where the year 1640 is 
given as the date of a preceding entry; and 1642 is the date 
of the entry on the following page. A number of circum- 
stances indicate that the list was written near the close of the 
year 1640. On other pages of the old record book there 
are deeds of land recorded, and in the bounds of two of these 
" the land of Cheney" and "the meadow of Cheyney" are 
mentioned ; both were made in 1640. These records dem- 
onstrate the fact that William Cheney was a land-holder 
and resident in Roxbury before 164.0; and they do no 

The settlement at Roxbury was begun in 1630, a little 
later than those at Dorchester and Boston ; but there was no 


church organization for a year, and no pastor till 1632. In 
the records of the Church of Roxbury, written by the first 
pastor, who was that remarkable " Apostle to the Indians," 
Rev. John Eliot, there is a very interesting list of the mem- 
bers, giving many personal sketches. They are arranged, 
in a general way, according to the dates of their joining the 
church, which was sometimes the order in which they came 
to Xew England. But a good many men and women did 
not unite with the churches at once upon their arrival ; in 
certain instances they were unwilling to leave their allegiance 
to the English church ; sometimes they were not considered 
by the ministers to be suitable persons to be admitted ; in 
other cases they were modest about themselves, and feared 
they were not worthy. From some cause or other William 
Cheney himself did not join until he had been in Roxbur}^ at 
least twenty four 3- ears ; for it was " 5"' i"' i66|^" that he 
was " admitted to full communion." His wife joined much 
earlier. In view of her membership it was that "4 (4) 1643 
Tvlehittabell Cheyny the daughter of Willia Cheyny " was 
baptized. But M'" Eliot does not give us the date when 
she joined. Her name is the 210"' in his series; it follows 
a little way after some who are said to have arrived in 1636, 
1638 and 1641, mingled with undated names; and the next 
member whose date of joining is given was " received the 
21 of the 2'^ 1644." 

" — Cheny the wife of William Cheny." 

That is the entry ; a score of women are so recorded before 
this line ; the good parson could not remember all the Christian 
names of the sisters ! The date of her coming may have been 
long before her joining ; and her membership must have begun 
before 1643. There the direct evidence stops. 

Right here it is proper to consider the matter of the other 
Cheney family which resided in Roxbury in those early times. 
The 133'' entry in the list of church members is this: — 

"John Cheny he came into the Land in the yeare 1635. he brought 4 
children, Mary, Martha, John, Daniel. Sarah his 5' child was borne in the 


last month of the same yeare 1635, cald February, he removed from o^ 
church to Newbery the end of the next suer 1636. 

Martha Cheny the wife of John Cheny," 

Only that ! Not a word as to whether he was related to 
the man "William Cheny" whose wife the good parson was 
to write down a few pages beyond ! The family name, 
which he spelled the same, suggests kinship. Yet the Rev- 
erend recorder describes Philip Eliot in glowing terms with- 
out a hint that he was his own brother, although he makes 
note under Thomas Ruggles who " came in the yeare 1637," 
that "he was Eld'' broth"" to John Ruggles" who had been 
enrolled before as having come in 1635. There is nothing 
to be concluded from the omission of a statement concerning 
the relationship of the " Cheny" families. 

In the Roxbury Land Records there is a- detailed descrip- 
tion of each settler's real estate, with the names of the owners 
of adjacent tracts. 

William Cheney's homestead lay in a bend of the old 
highway which is still a well trodden thoroughfare — Dudley 
street — on the southeast side, near its junction with Warren 
St. The other tracts of land were widely scattered. 

"WILLIAM CHEINEY his house barne Garden and land theirto 
about two accres and a halfe butting upon William Parkes south and east 
and upon the highway north and west ; And sixteene accres in the great lotts 
more or lesse betweene the lands of John Johnson towards the west, and 
the schoole lands towards the east. And ten accres of swampe neare the 
great lotts lying betweene Giles Pason, and Ralph Hemingway, and the 
heires of Samuell Hagborne. And six accres of salt marsh in Gravelly 
poynt. And six accres of fresh meadow in the great meade, upon John 
Stowe his heires east, and Richard Sutton west, with two rodds wide of 
upland at both ends and so upon the commons. And seaven accres more 
or lesse of errable land upon Richard Sutton north, John Gorton west, and 
upon John Turner south. And in the first and third allottment of the last 
devission being the fift lott lying betweene John Johnson and heires of 
George Alcocke threescore and sixteene accres and a halfe and ten rod. And 
foure and twenty accres and a halfe within the thousand accres neare 
Deddam. And twenty accres of land more or lesse lying in the great lotts 
bounded on the way to the fresh meadow on the east the land of the heires 
of John Levens on the south, the schoole land and Richard Peacockes north 


west and upon Giles Pason and the highway northerly. And three accres 
and a halfe of meadow lying in the fresh meades butting east upon my 
owne fresh meade and upon John Peirpoynt west. And an accre of land 
commonly called the wolf trapp bought of Humphrey Johnson lying on the 
north of the land of John Gorton, and west upon the highway. And 
halfe of sixteene accres of woodland lately the land of Richard Sutton, but 
bought by him of John Johnson." 

The deed of this " Wolf Trapp" is not on record, though 
there are deeds recorded whereby lands adjoining this piece 
were conveyed and called " Wolf Trap," showing that the 
name applied to quite a large tract, perhaps a valley where 
many wolves had been taken. We find two deeds of 
William Cheney's, one of land he bought, the other of some 
he sold ; and we give them here. 

" 29. 3. 1648. 

" Humphrey Johnson of Roxbury granted unto Willim Chenie of Rox- 
bury twenty Acres of land in Roxbury bounded w'^^ the high way that leads 
to the fresh meddow on the East, the land of the heires of John Levens 
south, the schoole lands & Richard Peacocks north west, & Giles Pason «S: 
the high way Northerly & this was by an absolute deed of sale 2 (i) 1647. 

w^'' all priviledgs thereto belonging. 

Humphrey Johnson and a seale " 
Sealed & dd in p'sence 
of William Aspinwall 
Nicholas Butler. 

William Cheney of Roxbury and Margaret his wife sell to John Peirpoint 
" One entire quarter or fourth part of a Water Mill in Roxbury, and one 
quarter part of a peice of Marish ground esteemed to be one Acre more or 
less being all that is his, or that belongeth to his said part of the said Mill, 
part whereof lyeth neer to the sd Mill on the South side of the said Mill, 
& adjoining unto the River wh dives the saied watermill. And on the north 
side of a Creek cut out there for the passage of the wast water And the 
other part thereof lyeth on the South side of the said Creek being a rod in 
Breadth all along the sd Creek as it is Cutt together with the Rights and 
appurtenances thereof, which said Quarter part of the said Mill & marsh 
ground as aforesaid the said William Cheney purchased of John Johnson, 
Joshua Hewes & others agents for Hugh Pritchard late of Roxbury afore- 
said now resident in the Commonwealth of England, as by their deed unto 
the said Cheney bearing date the thirtieth day of June one thousand Six 
hundred Fifty one appeareth." Dated July 6, 1658; attested by Dea. 
William Parke Feb. i, 1683. 


William Parke sold one fourth of the same Mill property to 
John Pierpoint the same day. 

The town records explain this transaction. 

" Att a Meeting in Bro Johnsons Hall ye 1 7 : iot>r 1655 there was Liberty 
on a voat propounded by y^ Constable graunted to John Johnson, John 
Gore, John Pearepoint, Willia Parke, Willia Cheney and Thomas Mekins 
to sett downe a Brest Mill or und'' shott in or neere y® place where y^ old 
mill stood, neere Hugh Clerkes Barne provided that satisfaction be made 
unto those that shall receive dammage by damming of y« water in drowning 
of Ground " &c. 

In the margin this is written : " The Dammages done By damming the 
water for the Corn Mill and fulling Mill to be made good." 

Below a memorandum states that the abovementioned men had bought 
Hugh Gierke's barn which was the old mill house and all the appurte- 
nances and the ground &c. for " fifteene pounds & a load of wood." 

The annals of the town do not give the proceedings of 
town meetings in the earliest days, but there are a few 
movements of the citizens which are noted well. One of 
these is the founding in 1645 of the Roxbury Free School, 
supported by voluntary subscriptions but managed by town 

The original paper with its autograph signatures is extant. 
It shows William Cheney not only as a subscriber to the fund 
but as one of the few leading men who specially guaranteed 
to the town the payment of their yearly contributions. 

His subscription to the school-fund was eight shillings a 
year, — more than the average. It is disappointing to find 
that our ancestor made his " mark" upon these documents. 
Possibly his eyesight had failed ; but as he was only forty-one 
years old the probability is that he had not learned to write, 
as was the case with a great majority of the people of Eng- 
land in that age. Yet he must have been considered by his 
neighbors a man of good general information and judgment, 
or he would not have had the honor of being chosen as a 
member of the board of directors, — "feoffees," — of this 
Roxbury Latin School, who had the employing of the teacher 
and other administrative matters in charge. 


'■ The Doners did meet upon the fiftenne day of Febuary 1663 and thay 
came to anew choise of seven foeffese and thay chose theas following 

Dacon parks 
Edward Denison 
Robt willyams 
Willyam Cheney 
Giles payson 
John Bowles 
Thomas Weld." 

To go back again in the history, we find that William 
Cheney was elected to the board of assessors of the infant 
borough at an early day. 

Feb. 21, 164S "It was voted that John Johnson [Edward] Deneson 
and John Gore w"^ M'' John Alcocke . . . William Cheney should be the 
men that shall . . ensuing year rate men according to theire estat . . • 
the defraying of y*^ fore sayd Charges of y^ Ministry." 

A few years afterward he was called upon to use that good 
judgment and fair-mindedness which he seems to have pos- 
sessed in good amount in another matter. 

"It was voted & agreed to by all the inhabitants Febru. 23. (52) that 
their should be raised for the maintenance of the ministry for this yeare 
insuing the sume of six score pounds to be borne by all the inhabitants in 
an equall proportion, for the proportioning of which sume the inhabitants of 
Roxsbury have chosen the two Deacons & John Johnson, William Cheiney 
Edward Denison John Ruggles sr. & Thomas Weld which sume of six score 
pounds is to be devided betweene M"' John Eliot & M^ Samuell Danfoorth 
in an equall proportion : " 

One of the offices that called for promptness and energy 
and for good faculty of dealing with men was the position of 
constable. He was the policeman on disagreeable occasions ; 
the messenger of the selectmen sometimes ; but his chief care 
was collecting taxes. He had a "rate" committed to hirn, 
with a sum to be obtained from each adult male inhabitant ; 
and he had authority to pay out sums of money on selectmen's 
orders. At the end of tlie year he made a detailed report. 
If he did not possess a good education he must have a sharp 
faculty of reckoning and a strong memory of names and 



numbers. William Cheney was one of the two constables in 
1654/5 and his final account was approved Feb. 13, 1655/6. 

But the citizens were not content to have him simply per- 
form the toilsome work of a constable. Jan. 19, 1656/7 he 
was elected a member of the board of selectmen, associated 
with men of education and rank. 

Jan. 18, 1663, he was made one of a committee to inspect 
Peter Gardner's " leanetoo" and " the fence that doth range 
from it" to see that they did "not intrench upon the high 

We have already seen that he was chosen one of the feofees 
of the Free School in 1664 ; and on the town record we find 
him written down "as Feoffee" in an agreement touching 


some money belonging to the school fund, and affixing W 


to the page along with half a dozen regular signatures, Jan. 
25, 1666/7. 

May 23, 1666, he was made a " freeman of the Colony," 
which made him eligible to colonial office and capable of 
voting on matters relating to the general government. But 
he did not live to make use of this franchise. He fell sick in 
the spring of 1666/7, ^^ we learn from the opening phrases 
of his will ; and after a few weeks he passed beyond the 
reach of care or pain. The town clerk made this entry in his 
list of persons deceased : 

"William Cheney aged 6^ yeares died June the 30 day, 
1667"; and the hand of either Rev. John Eliot or Rev. 
Samuel Danforth wrote in the church book among the 
burials : 

" 1667. Moneth 5 day 2 Willian Cheany sen." 

His will is in the hand of some expert penman, one of the 
pastors, it may be, or some tried friend and associate in pub- 
lic affairs ; but though he could not ;pen it, he gave it marks 
of individuality, showing that he really composed it. 

Its opening phrases are those we find in hundreds of wills 
of that period, but he certainly endorsed them ; and the ex- 
pressions of care for his wife, who had been a sad invalid for 


some years must be attributed to Mr. Cheney, in the depth 
of their tenderness and the sagacity and prudence of the 
plans made for her. One feels from this will that the man 
had a good mind and a good heart ; was a loyal husband, a 
kind father, and a cordial believer in Our Lord. 


of Roxhiiry-, Massachusetts-) i66y. 

" ^eing sick of body and of perfect understanding &- memory 
according to my measure I doe make this my last will Sr Testament. 
I doe committ my soul into the Armes of the Everlasting mercy of 
God my saviour & deare &- blessed Redeemer & my body unto my 
friends Sr relations to be decently interred by them in hope of a 
blessed Resurection. As for that Estate which it hath pleased the 
Lord to lend unto mee I doe dispose of as followeth : Imp''' my will 
is that my deare &■ afflicted wife margaret Cheney bee Carefully & 
sufficiently provided for duringe the time of her naturall life to that 
end my will is that shee have &■ Enjoy all the rents &- profits y ear ely 
&■ Every year e duringe the aforesaide tearme . . . of all my Houses 
Lands &- Orchards that I die possessed of Either in %oxbury Boston 
or Elsewhere. Except such part of my Lands or Estate which I shall 
hereafter in this my will dispose of to my children or otherwise, 
which Estate bequeathed by mee unto my said wife it is my will shee 
Enter upon & bee possessed of immediately after my decease {to wit) 
the present crop upon all the Land. & the use of all my Household 
stuffe &■ goods my debts &■ funerall Expences in the first place being 
with all Convenient speed ftdly discharged: &- for my said wives 
more Comfortable being, my desire is that one of my Executors may 
live in my house in Roxbury with her to Enjoy the housing &- Lands 
by they ear e^ which I have as is aforesaid given unto my said wife, 
upon such Equall tearmes as my other Executors &- overseers (all of 
them to bee named hereafter shall agree with him for. but in case both 
my Executors see Cause to refuse to accept of this motion in answere 
to my desire herein then my will is that it bee lett out by my Executors 
or Overseers to the best advantage for my said wives Comfortable 
supply &r maintenance ffurther my will is that when all my debts 
&■ Legacies are discharged out of my stock &- Husbandry utensils, 
as Carts plowes &■ such like what remains of my stock afterwards, 
my will is it bee lett out or disposed of for my said wives use by my 



Executors with the advice of my Overseers. And my will is that all 
my moveables hee for my wives use duringe her life Except what is 
before disposed. And in case what is above Expressed bee not 
sufficient for the Comfortable maintenance of my said wife then my 
will is that the house at Boston bee sold & imployed &- improved 
for her further &- better supply : — 

Item I doe will & bequeath unto my son John Cheiney all that Land 
both arable &- pasture lying on the East side of the Great Lotts, 
being twenty Acres more or less, being now in the possession of the 
said John. Also I give to my said sonn a par cell of meadow in the 
fresh meades being two Acres bee the same more or less as it lyeth on 
the south of a ditch made to dreine the said meadow. Also I Give 
unto him one Acree of salt marsh, bee it more or less as it lyeth 
hounded with a Creek next the marsh of John Bowles, formerly 
Isaac Heathes Also give unto him Eight Acres of Land more or 
less lying neere house of William Hopkins all &- Every of these 
parcells of Land my will is that my said sonn John bee possessed 
immediately after my decease : — Item I bequeath unto my sonn 
William Cheiney all that lying & being in medfeld, latly in the 
possession of my sail^d] [sow] upon this condition or proviso \that~\ 
hee &- his wife Debo[rah'] bee Reconsiled &- live together in mead- 
feildor Elsewh\_ere'], [to] the sat tisf action of John Wisewell of Boston 
& Deacon [Williams'] of Roxbury, but not in Providence or that 
Jurisdiction [pro]vided also that what either my selfe or Deacon 
Williams have alrea[dy] or doe stand Engaged for to the Court 
ehalfe bee first repayd &- fully discharged by h[im] or assignes, 
but otherwise if said sonn neglect [to] accept it with these pro- 
visoes then my will is that [there] bee paid to John Wisewall of Boston 
out of my Estate * * * [the re]sidue I dispose of as followeth 

Item I will fir bequeath to my sonn Joseph Cheiney sixty pounds 
{to witt) my Land lying in the thir . . * * being thirty seaven 
Acres more or less, fir twenty paid to my said sonn Joseph out of my 
stock : — Item my will is that my three daughters {to witt) 
[Ellen], [Marga]ret [and] mehittable have Each of them Tenn 
pounds out of my stock 

After my said wives decease my will is, first that 5- 

Lands in Roxbury ondisposed of before by this my [will be] give[n] 
unto two sonns of my Eldest sonn Thomas Cheiny his sonn Thomas 
fir his sonn William, to bee improv[ed for their] bennefitt by their 
ffather untill they are twenty one then bee Enjoyed by them: — 


seccondly what remaines of my Estate after my said 'wiv[_e'] \_de'] 
cease either in stock or otherwise in housing or Lands [or'\ other 
Estate in any kind undisposed of by this my will is that the one 
halfe of it bee given to my sonn Joseph Cheiney & for the other halfe 
thereof is that [zY] divided into ffoiire Equall parts. And soe dis- 
posed of [it /o] sonn John Cheiney &- to my Three aforesd daughter's'] 
\_to each of] them an Equal Portion thereof Lastly I doe [make 
my] Loving sonns Thomas Cheiney &- Thomas [Hastings] [execu- 
tors] of this my will, requesting my deare &- respected [friends] John 
Elliot, Deacon William Parke &■ Edward Bugbee Overseers, Aprill 
the last sixty seaven. 

William \X' Cheiney 
his marke &■ a seale 

John newell 
Samitell scarbarow.'' 

''jo"' of July i66y 
John newell &- Samuel scarbarow deposed," Src. 

^o July, 1 66 J " Thomas Cheny Sr Thomas Hastings Executors 
to the last will &- Testament of William cheny " presented the in- 
ventory of the estate, taken by James Everell and Joseph How. 

It seems practically certain that the eldest son, Thomas, had 
previously received his portion of his father's property in land 
or money. 

AN INVENTORY of the Goods & Estate of William Cheny, late 
of Roxbury, deceased, Taken by us whose names are heere, underwritten 
the lo"' day of July: 1667. 

I: in wearing Apparrell 010:13:4 

„ one dwelling house with other housing adjoyning with or- 
chards & yards in all about two Acres 230 : 00 : = 

„ 16: Acres more or less pasture & Arable lying within the 

Great Lotts in Roxbury 060 : 00 : = 

„ 10 : Acres pasture >!v: wood land neere the Great Lotts . 020:00: = 

„ 5 : Acres of meadow in the meadowes more or less . . . 025:00:^ 

,, 8 Acres of Land in upper Calves pasture 032 : 00 : = 

„ 38 Acres of wood Land more or less in first division, being 

the first Lott in that Division 056 : 00 : == 

„ 8 Acres of salt marsh meadow lying at gravily point more 

or less 043 : 00 : ^ 


1 : 5 Cowes. 21^ . one horse, 61 . two oxen. 13I : 040:00: = 

„ 2 heifers one steere one yeare, advantage 006 : 00 : = 

„ one mare with her fole, a horse coult two yeares .... 009 : 00 : = 

„ 3. Swine 002:10: = 

r . r. r 534: ©3: 4 
Ift the Parlot : 

„ one Bedstead one feather bed one feather boulster, one 
great flock boulster one feather pillow, one p"' of sheets 
one red rugg 3 Curtaines two Curtaine rodds, one chaffe 

b^d 011:00: = 

„ a small trundle bedsted one old chaffe bed, 2 great flock 

boulsters one pr of sheets one Coverlide 002 : 00 : =r 

„ 3: chayres one of them a great broad chayre 000:12: = 

„ one great Cubberd 30^ : 3 fine sheets 2" 003 : 10 : = 

„ in other linnen ii' : 133. 2 yards of new woolen cloath lo^ 002 : 03 : = 

„ one great Table : i^i : three white streked blanckets 2^': . . 003 : 00 : = 

„ 3 remnants of Kersey 8 yards or thereabouts at 8^ p. yd. 003 : 00 : = 

„ one remnant of Cotton 7^. one small Carpet 000 : 1 2 : = 

„ one little Cubberd : 78. two chests, 1 6^ 001:03:^ 

„ 5 Quishions 25s, one feather pillow, one great flock pillow, 

& one pillowber 8^ 001:13: = 


/h the Hall : 

two Tables 

000 : 10 : o 

„ in pewter 4I: 18; in brass 4" : iqs oo8:ri: = 

„ one p"" of Cob iron & tongs one old gridiron 000 : 08 : = 

„ 2 Trammells one iron drypin pann one spitt, a p"" bellows 

& a chafin dish 000:18: = 

„ one musquett los in iron tools ii' 6^ 001:16: = 

„ in pailes or wooden ware or lumber 000:10: = 

In Hall CJiamber : 

„ : one bedsted one old bed & boulster 001 : 05 : = 

„: one pr sheets 1 5«. 3 old blankets Coverhd 000:07,= 

„ : The sheets before Expressed 000 : 1 5 : = 

„: 2 blankets : ii : 4S. 15 yards of new cloath ji; 18S , . .003:02: = 
„ : A house at Boston 080 : 00 : ^ 

In Parlor Chamber : 
„ : one bed sted a bed one p'' of sheets 2 blankets & curtaines 

&vallance 003:10: = 

„ : one linen wheele 5* : & loi of Cotton yarne : 158 . . . . 001 : 00 : = 
„ : 4I of Cotton 2^ : 12I of Course linen yarne S^ .... 000 : 10 : = 


* In Garret : 

Indian Come onthrashed by Estimation 24 bushells .... 003 : 12 

Indian Corne more 12 bushells 001:18 

„ : 12 bushells of Rye ih 8^ : a pannell & pillion 15^ . . . 003 : 03 
„ : in a Cart rope 8^ : in blasted wheate 10^: 4 bushell of 

mault i8« 001:16: = 

„ : one bushell & halfe of mault 000 : 06 : 9 

In Cellar : 

„ : old barrells & other old Lumber as hogsheads .... 000 : i o : = 
„ : an old Cart wheels & part of a bed & other things as yoake 

device & other irons about the Cart 003 : 00 : = 

„ : one p'^ of iron traces & whipiles a device a plow share 

Cutter & Coller with 5 fforkes 001:02: = 

„: 2 bills due from John Parepoint 018:15: = 

„: in debts due from several men 012:14:9 

„ : in Cart nailes ^ 001 : 1 1 : 6 

„ : in boards provided for shingling the barn lento .... 002 : 02 : = 

„: in shingles 1 1 ooo'w at 16^ 008:16: = 

„ : in nailes & clapboard 003 : 00 : = 

„ : in money to be received for to releive his widow in case 
of necessity now in the hands of Thomas Cheny by ad- 
vice to bee ready upon all demands 020 : 12 : = 

„ : 37 Acres of woodland given to Joseph Cheny by Will . 040 :oo: = 

„: in Corne upon the Ground Indian & English .... 008:00: = 

„ : in grass upon the Ground fresh & salt 003 : 00 : = 

„ : 8 Acres of wood Land Given to John Cheny 008 : 00 : = 

„ : 20 Acres in John Cheneys possession as by will .... 060 : 00 : = 

„ : in two parcells of meddow given by will unto John Cheney 016 : 00 : = 

886: II :4 
William Parke : Thomas Weld : 
Edw : Dennison. 

Pioneer life was replete with rough, hard toil for all ; 
even the othcials and brain-workers were not exempt from 
servile labors. Yet in many cases robust health compensated 
in part for the hardships, and the men were usually vigorous 
and thrifty. But the lot of the women was severe, and many 
of them bent under the cares of motherhood and home- 
making. Medical practice was very stupid in that period ; 
and it is not astonishing that public opinion on the subject of 
sickness was very erroneous, often absurd, sometimes cruel. 


Even the pastors, animated by the most benevolent motives, 
frequently applied their religious opinions to the sick in ways 
which appear at once grotesque and sad to us in this age of 
widespread knowledge of hygiene. The following item 
from the Roxbury church record shows how an overworn 
and nervously prostrated mother in the community was 
looked upon by those who truly loved her, but who com- 
pletely misunderstood her case. 

" 1673, 24. 3^^. Margaret Cheany widow having been long bound by- 
Satan under a melancholick distemper, (above 10 or 1 1 yeares) w^^'^ made 
her wholy neglect her Calling & live mopishly, this day gave thanks to God 
for loosing her chain, & confessing & bewailing her sinful yielding to 

She thus appears to have recovered from that " nervous 
prostration " (as we should call it to-day) six years after her 
husband's death. During that time her eldest son, Thomas, 
had left his Cambridge farm to the care of others, and lived 
with her on the Roxbury homestead. A few years later the 
good widow married a second husband, a Mr. *'Burge" or 
" Burges," whose Christian name has not been found in any 
record, associated with her, so that we have no means of 
identifying him. Their wedded bliss could not have endured 
long, for in a deed of some property in the latter part of the 
year 1679, ^^^ "^^^ described as a " widow." Here we have 
the deed of the Boston property referred to in Mr. Cheney's 

" MARGARET BURDGE of Roxbury in New England, widow, 
Relict of William Cheeny sometime of s*^. Roxbury Dece ^^ Thomas 
Hastings of Watertown & Margaret his wife, Thomas Wight and Me- 
hitable his wife, and Joseph Cheeny of Medfield the son and daughters of 
the aforenamed William Cheeny, for and in consideration of the Sume of 
thirty pounds current money of New England unto the s'^ Margaret Burdge 
for her necessary use well and truely paid " &c. convey to Samuel Shrimpton 
of Boston, merchant, " a Parcell of Land in Boston fronting upon a Laine 
leading from the Broad street (neer the Town house) unto the Town dock, 
and is bounded upon the s"^ Laine Easterly measuring in breadth ffourteen 
foote more or less, and upon the land of the widow Armitage Northerly, 
the Land of John Usher westerly, and Land of John Parker or his suc- 
cessors Southerly, or howsoever otherwise bounded, measuring in length or 


depth four and twenty foote more or less, bearing the aforesaid breadth 
throughout its whole depth ; with all the Stones & bricks now upon the s'l 
Land (theremainesof the Tenement or building late standing thereupon)." 
. . . March 15, 1679/80. 

" Thomas Cheeny one of the Executors of the last will of William 
Cheeny " consented to the deed. 

It would be interesting to know how this Boston property 
was obtained. No deed of purchase is on record. July 2, 
1668, Rev. John Wilson sold a part of his lot (which was on 
the North side of State street, between Washington and 
Devonshire) to Hezekiah Usher; and mentioned this lot of 
William Cheney's as forming part of the Eastern boundary. 
We thus locate the tract as a portion of a piece of land which 
Anthony Stoddard sold in 1644 to James Mattock and he to 
James Synderland [Sunderland] ; and three days later John 
Parker bought the Southern portion of the tract, and Edward 
Goodwin was named as bounding Parker's piece on the North. 
How this last strip passed into the possession of William 
Cheney is a point on which there is at present no light. 

Not far from that time she removed to Boston ; was dis- 
missed from the Roxbury church to the " South Church, 
Boston," April 9, 1682, and received May 19, following, each 
clerk setting her down as the " widow Cheney " ! 

And here occurred a transaction which was a mere " red- 
tape" formality of that period, in connection with that re- 
moval, but which seems needless and ridiculous to us to-day. 
Thomas Cheney "became surety to the town of Boston 
that his mother Margaret Burge and her family would not 
become chargeable to the town," April 24, 1682. Such bonds 
had to be given in the case of well-known, even wealthy people. 

Only a few more years pass, and the widow's hand makes 
the letter " M" as her " mark " — because she could not see 
clearly or handle the pen steadily, we will suppose — in sign- 
ing her will. Why she had her home in Boston in her last 
days, and with whom she resided, no one explains. Per- 
haps some child of her second husband made a home for 
her; or she may have had a brother or sister residing there. 


The witnesses to her will are persons entirely unconnected 
with her, so far as we know. Robert Sanderson was a 
wealthy goldsmith, and Elizabeth was his second wife. His 
son Benjamin refers in his will, in 1679, to " sister Mary 
Sinderlin," i.e. Synderland or Sunderland; which suggests 
the former owner of the house in Boston. But this is all we 
can say now. The "old South Church" had been her 
church home, but she was laid by her former husband at 
Roxbury July 3, 1686, with a suitable prayer offered, we 
may suppose, by the venerable " Apostle Eliot, for the church 
record has this entry: 1686 M. 5. d. 3. Aged Sist. Cheny 


I Margrat Burges widdow now living in Boston being at present 
of sound mind memory and reasonable understanding, praised bey^ 
Lord do make this my last will and testam* in manner and forme 

That is to say. First I give my precious soul into the hands of my 
heavenly father and dear Redeemer and my body to be decently buried 
according to y' good discretion of my hereafter named Exec", in 
hope of a blessed Resurrection at the last day 

Item I give &- bequeath to my son Joseph Cheney thirty pounds in 

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mehitabel Wight all my 

It. I give and bequeath to my grandson W'" Cheney five pounds 
And to his two brothers Jn° and Benjamin I give to each of them 
fifty shillings and I do make my son Joseph sole Exec"" of this my last 
will and testam^ all former wills being void as Witness my hand and 
Seal this fifteenth day of may in the year of our Lord 1686. 

Robert Sanderson, sen'', 
Mary Emblin, 
Elii Sanderson, 

Presented Sept. 2^, 1686. 

Margaret M Burge 

(and a seal.) 

The will seems to be in the handwriting of Elizabeth 
Sanderson, and the seal bears the stamp " E S." 


An Inventory of the estate of Margaret Surges, Late of Boston who 
departed this life about July last. 

£. s. d. 

In money 30 o o 

In wearing cloaths o 15 

A bed & blanket & 2 sheets 2 5 o 

A Silver cup and Spoon 3 o o 

In Pewter o S o 

More in money 2 o o 

one chest 4 o 

the total 52 7 o 

Layd out in funeral charges 7 14 7 

Before the President 
Joseph Cheany Execf personally appearing made oath y' y^ acct above 
contains a just and true Inventory of the estate of Margaret Burges late 
deceased of what hath come to his knowledge and that w" more appears 
he will cause it to be added Jurat coram Preside 

Au^ Tho. Dudley Cler. 


I. ELLEN,^ b. in England about 1626, m. at Roxbury, Mass. March 
20, 1642-3, Humphrey yohnson, a son of John and grandson of 
Isaac Johnson who was one of the chief men in the founding of 
Roxbury. Humphrey Johnson resided in Roxbury many years, 
then removed to Hingham ; was a man of affairs, a soldier in 
Capt. Isaac Johnson's co. in the war against King Philip in 1675. 
Children: (i) Mehitabel Johnson, bapt. at Roxbury March 29, 
1646, (2) Martha Johnson, bapt. Sept. 12, 1647, (3) Deborah 
Johnson, bapt. Jan. 20, 1649. 

II. MARGARET,- b. , m. in Roxbury, in April, 1650, Dea. 

Thomas Hastings, one of the leading men of Watertown, both 
in civil and religious affairs. 

Thomas Hastings aged 29 years, with his wife Susanna, aged 
25, embarked at Ipswich, Eng. April 10, 1634, in the Elizabeth, 
William Andrews, master. The i" wife Susanna d. Feb. 2, 
1650, and he m. 2*1, Margaret Cheney. There is no record of 
children by the first wife, but the second wife bore the following: 
Children of Dea. Thomas and Margaret (Cheney) Hastings: (i) 
Thomas Hastings, b. July i, 1652 ; (2) John Hastings, b. March 
i> 1653-4; (3) William Hastings, b. Aug. 8, 1655; (4) Joseph 
Hastings, b. Sept. 12, 1657; (5) Benjamin Hastings, b. Aug. 9, 
1659; (6) Nathaniel Hastings, b. Sept 25, 1661 ; (7) Hephzibah 


Hastings, b. Jan. 31, 1663-4, m. Dea. W^^ Bond; (8) Samuel 
Hastings, b. March 12, 1665-6. 

2. III. THOMAS,^ b. 

3. IV. WILLIAM,^ b. 

V. JOHN,- b. in Roxbury Sept. 29, 1639. He fitted for and entered 
Harvard College. So much is proved by the line at the top of 
a page in the ledger of the College steward, — 

" John Cheeney is debitor," — 

in the fashion in which students' names were regularly 
written after they had passed their examinations. There was no 
other person of the name to have thus entered, except John son 
of John and Martha Cheney of Newbury, unless William Cheeney 
of Middletown, Conn., may have had a son bearing this name, of 
whom no memorial has come down; all probabilities point to 
the Roxbury youth as the Harvard student whose beginning of 
a course is thus chronicled about the year 1655, when Thomas^ 
Cheney was just making a home in Cambridge. 

However not a line further has been found in College annals 
to tell us the length of " John Cheeney" 's stay at Harvard, or the 
reason for his failing to be enrolled as a graduate. When his 
administrators refer to him they call him a " batcheler ", which 
might only mean that he was unmarried, or might refer to his 
having taken the degree of bachelor of arts. 

We know nothing of his career; but his death was recorded 
as both sudden and sad. " Found dead in our river " ; " it was 
apprehended by y^ Jury that he slip'^ in accidentally as he was 
catching of Eales ". 

As he had inherited property from his father there was some- 
thing of an estate ; and the family arranged and agreed in its 

" Administration to the Estate of John Cheney the Sonne of 
WilHam Cheny a Batcheler Late of Roxbery" was granted to 
Humphrey Johnson of Hingham, 29'f' 11'!' 1671. He presented 
an Inventory which showed " 20 acres of land at the Great Lottes 
w'i» house & orchard"; "One acre of Salt meadow and two of 
fresh", and " Eight acres of woodland "; together with a sword, 
some tools, a feather bed and bolster, wearing apparel, etc.; 
^179. 18. 61. Joseph, as his youngest brother, laid claim at first 
to the estate ; but yielded and took his share with the rest, on 
their giving him the feather bed and clothes. Hastings, Johnson 
and Wight, and Thomas, William and Joseph Cheney placed 
themselves on record in an agreement for division of the property. 


VI. MEHITABEL,'- b. in Roxbury June i, baptized June 4, 1643, m. 

Thomas /Fz^/i!/, /r. of Medfield, Children: (i)Mehitabel 

Wight, b. June 12, 1663, (2) Thomas Wight, b. Oct. 27, 1665, 

(3) Marie Wight, b. Feb. 20, 1667, (4) Eleazer Wight, b. June 

I, 1669, (5) Joshua Wight, b. July 25, 16S1. 

4. VII. JOSEPH,- b. in Roxbury June 6, 1647. 


Second Generation. 

2. THOMAS,2 (Williami) m. in Roxbury Jan. 11, 1655, 
Jane Atkinson, of whose birth and parentage no record has 
been found; she lived to a good old age, and died not far 
from the 29^^ of July, 1724. 

Thomas Cheney lived in Roxbury only a few years after 
his marriage ; he was a member of a committee appointed 
by the town to inspect the bounds between Roxbury and 
Dorchester, Jan. 29, 1654/5 ; then he selected a spot on the 
south side of Charles River, within the limits of Cambridge 
at that time, but later included in Brighton, now in Boston, 
and made his home there. The deed of this earliest pur- 
chase is on record. 

Richard Dana of Cambridge with Ann, his wife, for ^146, sold 
to " Thomas cheny of the same place, husbandman," " One mes- 
suage or tenem', being the now Mansion place of mee the said 
Richard Dana, & being sittuate on the south side of Charles 
River within the bounds & limits of Cambridge abovesaid ; con- 
teyning one dwelling house with the lands adjoyneing, being by 
estimation about seventy accres, & is bounded with Roxbury High 
way on the South, & a High way anent Nathaniel Sparhawks land 
on the east, also on the North a Highway and y* land of m"^ 
Edward Jackson & Thomas Browne on the West. Also a parcell 
of land neare the landing place at the River," . . also a parcel of 
marsh land about thirteen acres and liberty of a highway to it. 
April 26, 1659. 

His second purchase of which we find record was made 
Dec. 20, 1665 ; it was a tract of 2>4 acres, bought of 


Richard Francis, " land in Cambridge," bounded North 
West b}^ land of Walter Hastings, South East by Dixon, 

South by Thomas Hammond, North ; a third was 

made two months later, Feb. 16, 1665 — [the year then 
closed March 24"% we must remember,] 23 acres " on the 
south side of Charles river," enclosed on three sides by lands 
of Richard Dana of whom he purchased, and, on the South 
East, bounded by lands of Thomas Brown. He made defi- 
nite arrangements with Brown about boundary fence, and 
with Dana about right of way " to the Roxbury highway." 
He had specified permission to "flow the land to such a 
height as he should see fit." I '?^,^'^'^; f^:^ 

When the town of Cambridge divided the pasture lands, 
Feb. 27, 1664, we find set down to the name of " Thomas 
Cheny " " ten accres and two cow commons " ; and when the 
" lotts beyond the eight mile Line betwixt that and Concord 
line" were divided in 1683, " Tho Chenny " had five acce'^^" 
In 1662 he was one of the surveyors of highways in Cam- 
bridge ; in 1664 one of the signers of a petition to the General 
Court for the conservation of Cambridge rights and privileges. 
We have seen that he left his Cambridge home after his 
father's death, and went back to Roxbury to make his sick 
mother happy. He had the pleasure of seeing her recover 
her health; and, with whatever feelings we cannot tell, he 
saw her become Mrs. " Burdge." 

In 1675 he served in Capt. Johnson's celebrated Roxbury 
company of soldiers, who marched from Boston July 6, 1675, 
for Mt. Hope, the stronghold of the Indian enemy, and ren- 
dered very eflicient service, in December, 1675, when Capt. 
Johnson was killed. His continued residence in Roxbury is 
attested by the fact that April 13, 1684, three of his children, 
namely Thomas, William and John, " owned the covenant" 
in the Roxbury church. 

He himself had joined the Cambridge church years before ; 
and became a "freeman" of the colony, with all the rights 
and privileges that involved, at the same time as his father, 
— May 23, 1666. 


On p. 15 of the First Book of Records we find 

" A Record of an Agreement between Thomas Cheney and Giles Payson, 
Tobias Davis. 

This wrighting testifieth a mutual agreement betwen Thomas Cheney 
and Deacon Giles Payson with the helpe and concurence of the select men 
and feoffese of the schoole of Roxburj' concerning a highway leading throw 
the land of Giles Payson and so leading into the Land of the said Thomas 
Chenev at the Great lot. The agreement and conclusion of the foresaid 
diferdence with a great dale of love and condescendancy (is as followeth) 
the said Deacon Payson doth freely give throw his land, where the dirty 
barrs are where formerly proprietys use to goe in at one Rood broad next 
to Ralph Himenways fence beginning there one Rood wide one the Right 
hand of a Rock sone after you a come into the barrs and there being a 
small parcell of land one the right hand sone after you are in at the barrs 
this land the sd Cheney is to bye of the said Payson and to allow him after 
three pounds one acer and to pay it in mony. Furdermore the said Payson 
is to fence out one halfe of this hyeway beginning his part at the first 
entring in at the barrs and . . . even to make and soficiently maintaine 
the same and the said Thomas Cheney is to make and maintaine the other 
halfe fence betwen the Highway and the land of the said Paysons and to 
. . . the fence soficient and forever to maintaine it so and for the . . . 
settlement of this way Ensigne Davis doth also agree to . . . throw his 
land for the runing up this way to the land of the sd Cheneys the one mak- 
ing one halfe of the fence and the other the Other halfe of the fence and 
for ever to make soficient and for ever to maintaine the same to the faithful 
performance of the foresaid premises we have hereunto set our hands this 
10 : 1 1 72. 

Witnes hereunto 

William Park Giles Payson 

Isaac Johnson Thomas Cheney 

Griffin Crafts Tobias Davis 

Ensigne Davis Giles Payson and Thomas Cheney hath acknowledged 
this agreement to be thare Act and Deed 21 : 6. 1677 before me 

J. Dudley Assist " 

It was not many years before the return of the good man 
to his Cambridge estates. There he passed his declining 
days in comfort and peace, with much to make him happy, 
both in his own home and in those of his sons and daughters. 
At length he felt that he had not much time left, and he 
called in his neighbor, Thomas Oliver, who wrote moderately 


and spelled extravagantly, and dictated the following will. 
His hand trembled and his eyes blurred as he signed it. 

The recorder of wills for Middlesex county marked on the 
back of the document "Thomas China (Cheney)." 


I Thomas Chany of Cambridge, in the County of Middlesex in neweng- 
land, being throuth the favour and patience of god towards me at this time 
sound in judgment and memory : I do By these preasents constitute ordaine 
and declare, my last will and testement as foloweth (viz.) my presious and 
immortal soul I do desire to comitt humbly and beleivingly into the hand 
of god father, son and holy ghost, desiring to rest aloan on jesus Christ for 
life and salvation, my body I do comitt to the dust from which it was taken 
their to rest in hope of a happy resserection at the last day and to be 
desently buried at the discretion of my children and christian freinds, and 
that estate which god hath given me I do dispose of as foUoweth (viz) my 
just debts and pheunerall expenses being first discharged : my will is that 
my beloved wife jane Chany, shall have my dwelling house and barne and 
sider mill, orchard and all the land adjoyning to it : and ten acres of my 
marsh and all my swamp meddow and the upland adjoining to it accept 
such a parte as is hearafter mentioned, and also my household stuff and 
tools for husbandry, and all my stock, accept such a parte as is hear after 
other wise disposed of) in her hand and to be used by and under her man- 
dgement for her maintenance and the bringing up my Children untill my 
son Benjamin Chany be full too and twenty years of adge, and when my 
son Benjamin shall be too and twenty years ould my will is that my too 
sons Joseph and Benjmin shall pay unto their sd mother, for her mainta- 
nance fourteen pounds a yeare yearly the one half in mony the other half 
as mony, this during her lifoin an estate of widdohood, my will is that my 
son Joseph shall pay to her six pounds a yeare, and my son Benjamin shall 
pay to her eight pounds a yeare, yearly, in maner as aforesaid but if my 
wife shall marrie againe, then my will is that my too sons afore sd shall 
pay unto their sd mother, forty shillings a yeare in mony yearly during her 
lif, also I do give to my wife on horse and one Cow for her oune : (Item) I 
do give to my son Thomas Chany to what he hath formerly had, one five 
acre lott lieing in Roxbury comonly Called Boalyis lott, he setting of with 
my executors four pounds in mony which I borrowed of him, and likwise 
paying to them forty shillings in mony, that if he shall be [ ] 

to discount sd four pounds in mony and to pay to my executors s'^ forty 
shillings on that account, then I do give to my s<i son Thomas only forti 
shillings to be paid to him in or as mony and the aforesaid five acre lott I 
do leave in the hands of my executors to dispose of to pay debts as they 
shall have occasion, (item) I do give to my son William Chany forty shil- 


lings to be paid to him in or as mony: (Item) I do give to my son Joseph 
four and twenty acres of upland and six acres of meddow at my swampe 
off the west ende of it, s'^ tract of upland to be taken off the west side of 
my land liing their, and six acres of the hither or south ende of my marsh 
— and farther my will is that when my son Benjamin shall be to and twenty 
years of adge. then my son Joseph shall have and injoy all my upland at 
weadv hill, accept twelve acres on the east side liing by the land of Icobad 
Brown and also so much more of my swamp meddow as shall amount to one 
half of it including the six acres formerly given him being the west side of 
it that is to say one half of my swamp and meddow bouth cleared and un- 
cleared also too acres more of my marsh joyning to the aforesaid [ . . . ] 
six acres [ . . . ] also the west half of the orchyarde by the dwelling house 
for the tearme of six years, also I do give to my son Joseph a libertie to 
make his sider at the sider mill frely for the tearme of six years. 

(Item) I do give unto my son Benjamin when he shall be full too and 
twenty years of adge my dwelling house and barne and sider mill, orchyard 
and all my land adjoyning theirunto, also twelve acres of upland at weady 
hill joyning to the land of Ichabod Brown, and the west half of my swamp 
meddow cleared and uncleared, and half of my marsh not before disposed 
of. also my will is that my son Benjamin shall have good libertie to pass 
over the marsh of my son Joseph at all times as he have occasion without 
denial or molestation, and I do give to my son Benjamin all my unsalls for 
husbandry (item) I do give to my son Nicolas ffishington one small parcell 
of land which his new house stands upon as it is bounded out and also 
eight pounds more to be paid to him in or as mony (item) i do give to my 
son James turner ten pound which shall be accounted part of the fifty 
pound which I promised him when he married my daughter (item) i do 
give to my son John Holbrook a lott within the bounds of Cambridge to 
[. . .] more or less called ffrancisis lott and more ten pounds to be paid to 
him in or as mony (item) i do give to my daughter jane Chany forty 
pound to be paid to her in or as mony (item,) I do give to my daughter 
hanah Chany forty pounds to be paid to her in or as mony (item) i do 
give to my grandchild Hezaciah Turner if he live with my wife or my son 
Benjamin untill he be one and twenty yeare of adge) forty pounds in or as 
mony to be paid to him within too years after he cometh to be one and 
twenty years of adge, accept my e.xecutors shall see good to put him to a 
trade if so then my will is that he shall have but twenty pound paid to him 
in time and maner as afore s'' : also my will is that my son Joseph shall pay 
thurty pounds of the lagacies given in this my will, and that my son Benja- 
min shall pay the remainder of the said lagacies, also my will is that my 
sons shall have six years after my decease to pay the lagacies given in this 
my will, moreover my will is that my wife shall have libertie to take what 
room in the house she shall neade for her oun use, also what room in the 
sailer she shall have occasion for to improve for her oun use without 


molestation during her life in a st of widdovvhood, also I do give to my 
wife al my houshold stuff, for her use and to give and dispose of as she 
pleaseth, also my will is that my son Benjamin shall keep for my wife one 
horse and one cow for her use during her widdowhood, the rest of my 
House not before disposed of I do leave in the hand of my executors to 
pay debts or help pay lagacies as they shall se occasion and I do hearby 
ordaine and appoynt my beloved wife jane Chany to be my executor and 
my son Nicolas ffishington to be my executor with her to execute this my 
will, in acknowledgment of this to be my last will and testament I do here- 
unto sett my hande and seale this twenty third day of October in the yeare 
of our lord one thousand six hundred and ninety three and in the fourth year 
of the reygne of king William and queen Mary 

Thomas Cheney (seal) 
Signed and Sealed before 
these witnessis 

Thomas Oliver 
Nathaniell Robins 
Thomas Bellknap 

Charlestowne Novemb^ 6"' 1693. 
By ye Honourable James Russell Esq. M"" Thomas Oliver, Nathan^ 
Robbins & Thomas Belknap the wittnesses subscribed personally appear- 
ing made oath that they were present and saw y^ subscriber Thomas China 
sign & seal and heard him publish and declare y« within to be his last will 
3-nd Testament & that then when he so did he was of good understanding 
& of a disposing minde. 

Jurat Coram 
Saml' Phipps Reg^ Jas. Russell. 

March 4, 1794/5, the widow and Mr. Fessenden presented 
the inventory of the estate, taken by Thomas Oliver, Lt. 
James Trowbridge and Joseph Griggs. 

An inventory of the estate of Thomas Chany laity of Cambridg Dis- 
ceaced as apprised by us whose names ar under written. 

(imprimis) wearing apparrell 005 00 00 

one bed with the furniture belonging to it ooS 00 00 

one trundle bedd with too blankets and one sheat to it . . . 003 10 00 

nine lether Chears ii- : 7^- : three wainscott chears 6*^ : . . . 001 13 00 

too tables i^: one looking glass 3^ : one table Carpitt 2^:6'^: 001 05 06 

one window Curtaine : 2^: too pare of sheets i^: in books i^: 002 02 00 
more one f ether bedd and boulster one[riedge]and on sheet 
and bedstead :4i: one Chest 5^: woollin yarne i^: sheps 

wool i^: 10 8; 006 15 00 


more one bedstedd bedd and boulster i^: 5*: three Chests i^: 002 05 00 
to flax and hempe, toe, and toe yarne i^ : lo^ : to ould iron 8^ : 

ould sithes sikles 8* : 002 06 00 

Indian Corn 14^: rie 4^ : 10^ 018 10 00 

more one bedsted and Coard 5* : one table frame 4* : spinning 

wheele3^: 000 12 00 

to brass 5^ : to peuter 3^ : one iron pott and tramill 6^ : fire 
pan and tongs 3*: one pare of Cobirons 3*: one spitt 
f ander and dripping pan 6* : too ould iron potts 2* : one 

settle 5^ one table and eight Chairs 108:6'^: 009 15 06 

one kneeding trough 3^ : one Churne 3*. Chees Moats and 
bouls 2* : too pales 2^ : five bushills of aples 2^ : four 

sider barrills 4* : ould tubs and lumber i o^ : 001 06 00 

too iron barrs 10^ : six augers 6^: three hoes one spade 2^:6'^: 
one beetle and wedges 3^ : too axes one fro one ads 4^ : 
more in Carpindry tools 4^ : too ditching spades and stone 

hamer 48 001 13 00 

more fifteen bushills of barly and too bushills of rie . . . . 002 09 00 
four oxen 12^: seven Cows 14': too haffers 3^: too Calves i': 
10*: eight sheep 2': too horses 7': eight swine, seven 

shotes 9^: 048 10 00 

one Carte and wheels with other utensills for husbendrie . . 006 00 00 
one gunn, one sword i*: one sute of armor, one pipe 10^ . . 001 08 00 
one dwelling house, and barn, and sider mill and seventy acres 

of land and orchyards theiron 290 00 00 

Sixteen acres of marsh i': per acre 412 00 00 

Sixty acres of upland at weady hill 120 00 00 

twelve acres of fresh meddow 8' : pr acre 096 00 00 

one six acre lott at roxbury 020 00 00 

one lott Called francisis lott to acres and half 005 00 00 

one ten acre lott toward the foils 005 00 00 

1064 00 00 

Lt. James Trowbridge ) -n. r^^^ 

■' ° V Thomas Oliver 

Joseph Griggs > 

The date of his death is not recorded. 

The widow lived in Cambridge among her children and 
grandchildren, amply provided for ; a part of the time her 
home was with her grandson, Hezekiah Turner. A busi- 
ness statement signed by her July 13, 1724, is her latest 
memorial; and a reference to July 29, 1724, in the probate 
papers of her son Benjamin seems to imply that that was the 


date of her death. She must have been very aged, for it 
had been sixty-nine years since her marriage ! Her age 
would render it conceivable that she might have been either 
a sister of Theodore Atkinson of Boston, or a daughter of 
Thomas Atkinson of Concord. But no evidence has yet been 
discovered to settle the question of her family connections. 


I. MARGARET,^ b. Nov. 26, 1656, m. in Cambridge, in 1673, 
Nicholas Fessenden, one of the most efficient and prosperous men 
of the young town. Born in England, he came hither to help his 
childless uncle, John Fessenden, who made him his heir, 
Nicholas Fessenden was a man of large sagacity, often in town 
office, greatly respected; he d. Feb. 24, 1 718-9; his wife d. 
Dec. 10, 1717 ; both lie buried near the old church in Cambridge. 
Children: (i) Jane Fessenden, b. Oct. 25, 1674, d. July 24, 1676; 
(2) Hannah Fessenden, b. Aug. 27, 1676, d. Sept. 1676 ; (3) John 
Fessenden, b. Oct. 4, 1677; (4) Nicholas Fessenden, b. Jan. 12, 
1680, grad. Harv. Coll. 1701, register of Probate, Master Gram. 
Sch. Cambridge; d. Oct. 5, 1719; (5) Thomas Fessenden, b. and 
d. 1682; (6) Thomas Fessenden, b. Aug. 12, 1684, res. Lexington*; 
(7) Margaret Fessenden, b. Jan. 22, 1686; (8) Jane Fessenden, b. 
April 22, 1688, m. Jan. 10, 171 1, Samuel Winship ; (9) Mary 
Fessenden, b. Oct. 28, 1689, m. June 15, 1 71 2, Joshua Parker ; 
(I o)Ebenezer Fessenden; (I I) William Fessenden; (12) Joseph Fes- 
senden, bapt. Jan. 17, 1696; (13) Anna Fessenden, bapt. Jan. 9, 
1697 ; (14) Benjamin Fessenden, bapt. June 15, 1701, grad. Harv. 
Coll. 1 718, ordained at Sandwich Sept. 12, 1722, d. Aug. 7, 1746, 
an eminent minister. 
S. n. TH0MAS,3 b. Dec. 25, 1658. 

m. MEHITABEL,3 b. Feb. 20, 1660. 

IV. J0HN,3 b. in 1662, d. in Cambridge Aug. 6, 1689, "aged 26". 
This young man seems to have begun life hopefully, and formed 
pleasant friendships. But a sad end came. One evening he was 
riding out with several young friends, one of whom was John 
Hancock (who soon after became minister at Lexington), when 

*The sixth child of Nicholas and Margaret (Cheney) Fessenden, Thomas, had, by wife Mary 
Locke, a dau. Elizabeth who mar. John Pierce, Jr. of Dorchester. Among the descendents of this 
Pierce-Fessenden line are the late Rev. John Pierce, D. D., of Brookline; Mr. William Blake 
Trask, of Dorchester, the distinguished genealogist; Mrs. Benjamin Pierce Cheney, of Boston; 
Col. Albert A. Pope, "the founder of the American Bicycle Industry " ; Alexander Pope, the ani- 
mal painter; and the compiler of this book. 


they met an African sen'ant of Mr. Andrew Gardner's, who bore 
the pleasant name of Robin. For some reason young Cheney 
left the party and followed Robin, and was soon heard taking 
part in a wordy wrangle. Hancock went to calm the tumult; 
Cheney was berating Robin, while the latter was protesting against 
unfair threatenings. But the quarrel went on till Cheney struck 
the negro ; and, in self-defence, Robin snatched up a stake from 
the ground and felled his antagonist with a blow : then stood, 
astounded and grieved at the result. Three days later Cheney 
died. Of course a trial had to take place, in which young Han- 
cock gave straightforward testimony ; the ]nry pronounced it man- 
slaughter, not willful murder, and Robin was discharged. 

6. V. WILLIAM,^ b. June 30, 1663. 

VI. MARY,^ b, April 17, 1665, m. Sept. 24, 1684, /o/in Holbrook, of 
Roxbury, b. in 1664, d. Sept. 26, 1735 ; she d. April 24, 1751. 

vii. JANE,3 b. June 5, bapt. June 13, 1667, m. March 6, 1693, Thomas 
Belknap, of Woburn. 

7. VIII. JOSEPH,^ b. Feb. 16, bapt. Feb. 19, 1670. 

IX. HANNAH,3 b. July 6, bapt. July 13, 1673. 

8. X. BENJAMIN,3 b, jan. 29, bapt. Jan. 30, 1675. 

XI. EBENEZER,3 b. Nov. 2, bapt. Nov. 3, 1678, d. Nov. 17, 1689. 

3, WILLIAM,2 (William^), b. , made his home in 

Medfield on lands which his father had acquired in the 
early laying out of the tow^n when it was a part of Dedham. 
He afterward resided in Dorchester. He d. in Sept. 1681, 
bequeathing his property to his widow and her sons. Only 
two of his children lived to maturity and had families. 


9. I. WILLI AM,8 b. Aug. 3, 1666. 
10. II. BENJAMIN,8b. May i, 1677. 

4, JOSEPIIr (William 1,) b. in Roxbury, June 6, 1647, m. 
1st, March 12, 1668, Hannah, dau. of John and Margaret 
Thurston. She d. Dec. 29, 1690. He m. 2d, July 21, 1691, 
Mehitabel, dau. of John and Jane (Damon) Plimpton, who 
had been the wife of Ephraim Hinsdale, and had daughters, 
Experience and Mehitabel Hinsdale ; after Mr. Cheney's death 
she married a 3d husband, Dea. Jonathan Adams, Dec. 12, 


Joseph Cheney removed to Medfield soon after his father's 
death, and spent his Hfe there, identifying himself with its 
history. He appears to have been a very upright and ex- 
cellent man. He and his second wife were " received to full 
communion" in the church Sept. 26, 1697. He d. Sept. 16, 


In the Name of God Amen on the Fifteenth day of September 1 704. 
I Joseph Cheany of Medfield in N: Engl? Husbandman, being very Sick 
and weak of Body, but of perfect mind and memory, and calling to mind 
that it is appointed for all men once to dye. Do make and constitute this 
my last Will and Testament. And first of all and principally I do reccom- 
mend my Soul into the hands of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and my body 
to the Earth, to be buried in decent manner, at the discretion of my 
Exec'rs And as for Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God 
to bless me in this life, I do will, bequeath, demise and dispose of, in Such 
manner as followeth. Item I do will and bequeath unto my well beloved 
Daughter Margaret Bullard Such things as she hath already received, Vizt : 
Two Cows, a Bed and Beding, household Stuff and wearing Apparel, all 
Amounting to the value of Twenty three pounds, four shillf which the sd. 
Margaret Bullard shall have forever, for her whole share in my Estate. 
Item I do will & order That all my just Debts and funeral charges be paid 
out of my Estate, and to that end I do will and impower my Executrs to 
make Sale of Four Acres of Meadow in Dedham bounds, lying on Stop 
River, and to give a firme Title of the Same forever, for to pay Debts. 
I do also will That one Cow be pd. to Mehittabel Hinsdell. Item I do 
will & bequeath unto Mehittabel Cheany, my Dear and loveing Wife, One 
Third part of all my houses and Lands, during the Terme of her life, 
and One Third part of all my personal Estate, to be at her dispose for- 
ever. And as for my other Estate, both real and personal Estate, I do will 
and bequeath the same unto the rest of all my Well beloved Sons and 
Daughters, to be equally divided to them and to their lawful Representatives, 
if any of them shall be dead, excepting my Daughter the said Margaret 
Bullard, who hath already received her portion, provided also that my eldest 
Son Josiah Cheany shall have two shares or a double portion and also 
my daughter Mehittabel Morse haveing already received fourteen pounds, 
shall receive fourteen pounds less then her Single Share. And as for my 
Wifes Dower or Thirds in the houses and Lands, at the Expiration of her 
Term it shall be alike divided as afores*^ The said division of my 
whole Estate shall not be made until my son Ephraim Cheany shall come 
to the Age of Twenty one years, but my whole Estate both personal and 
real Estate shall be in the Improvem'. of my Exectrs herein named, for 


the bringing up and education of such of my children as are under age, 
until such time as the sd. Ephraim Cheany shall be at the said age ; And 
also what building and enlargemf^: in building upon the Land that belongs 
to my Estate before the time of the sd. division, as my said Son Josiah 
Cheany shall make, he shall have them for his own. And I do make and 
appoint my loveing and dear Wife the s** Mehittabel Cheany, and my Son 
the said Josiah Cheany, to be Executors of this my last Will and Testa- 
ment. And I do revoke and disallow all other, and former Wills and 
Testaments, Eexec? Legacies and bequests made by me, Ratifying this 
and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof I the said Joseph Cheany have hereunto set my 

hand & seal the day and year above written. 

Joseph Cheany [seal] 
Eleazer Wheelock 
John Thurston 
Henrys Adams. 

Jan. 2, 1704-5 the executors presented the following 

"INVENTORY of the Estate of Joseph Chany late of Medfield " 
deced, as it was made Decem^r. the 14"^: 1704. by y^ Subscribers hereunto. 

Imp": his Wearing Clothes, Books, Arms & Ammunition . £. 4 ■ — : — 

Beds, Bedsteads, Beding, Table Linnen & Linnen Yarn . . 13 „ 13 „ — 

Pewter ware, brass ware & Iron Ware in the House . . . 3 „ 14 „ — 
Tables, Chests, Chairs, Spinning Wheels, Killers & other 

Wooden ware and Earthen ware 2 „ 14 „ 6 

Cart Irons, plow Irons, horse Tackling, Chain and other 

Iron Tools for husbandry 3 „ — „ — 

Corne Sack, flax, hemp and wool & other Lumber . . . i „ 13 „ — 

Grain of all Sorts 5 „ — „ — 

5 Cows, nine young Cattle, a mare, Sheep & Swine . . . 32 „ — „ — 

The buildings & home Lott 88 „ — „ — 

5 Acres of Meadow in Center meadow 25 „ — „ — 

15 Acres of Course meadow by the Mill brooke & Seven 

Acres of Land Adjoining 18 „ 10 „ — 

3 Acres of Course Meadow more by the Mill brook . . . 3 „ — „ — 

13 Acres of Land in Black Swamp Dividend i „ 6 „ — 

3 Acres of Meadow in Dedham bounds, near Cranbry Mead. 7 „ — „ — 

4 Acres of Meadow bott"'. in Dedham bounds by Stop River 10 „ — „ — 
268 Acres & 3 Roods, & 8 Rod of Woodland in Dedh'" : 

bounds 20 „ — „ — 

Known Debts due from y^ Estate ;^i6 „ — „ — . . . . ^239 „ 1 1 „ 6 
Henry Adams, Eleazer Wheelock, Sam" : Barbur. 

Hannah, "spinster," sold " 14 acres, 17 rods," of her portion of the land to 
Jonathan Plimpton, March 6, 1719- 



I. HANNAH,^ b. Jan. 11, 1668-9, d. early. 

11. MARGARET,^ b. Oct. 27, 1670, m. June 25, 1691, Joseph 

III. PRUDENCE,^ b. Sept. 7, 1672; d. Jan. 17, 1685. 

IV. JOSEPH,^ b. Aug. 29, 1674; d. young. 

V. SUSANNAH,^ b. Feb. 22, 1676; d. Jan. i, 1690. 
VI. MEHITABEL,^ b. July 10, 1680; m. Nov. 19, 1700, Jeremiah 

VII. MARY,^ b. June 23, 1683 ; m. her cousin Benjaf/iitfi Cheney, of 

11. VIII. J0SIAH,3 b. July 27, 1685. 

IX, PRUDENCE,^ b. Sept. 14, 1687; m. Dec. 30, 1708, Gershom 

X. MELITIAH,3 b. Oct. 14, 1690, m. March 31, 1718, Henry 
Amidon of Oxford. Children : (i) Jacob Amidon, (2) Mehitable 
Amidon, (3) Meltiah Amidon, (4) Henry Amidon. The latter 
lived at Willington, Conn, and was captain of a company in 
the Revolution. [Com. by Mr. F. C. Best of Chicago, III.] 

XI. HANNAH,^ b. Aug. 25, 1692; d. May 16, 1694. 

XII. JOSEPH,^ b. Aug. 31, 1694; d. unmarried, Jan. 6, 171 7-18. 

12. XIII. EPHRAIM,^ b. Oct. 19, 1696, bapt. Aug. 3, 1697. 
XIV. HANNAH,^ b. July 2, 1699. 

Third Generation. 

5, THOMAS,^ (Thomas,2 Williami), b. Dec. 25, 1658; 
m. in Roxbury, Sept. 24, 1684, Hannah Woodie, b. in 1758, 
d. June 5, 1720. He was a merchant, residing in Roxbury. 
He " owned the covenant" in the Roxbury church April 13, 
1684; his wife was received to " full communion " in Feb- 
ruary, 1687. 

He d. March 7, 1717. His will, dated Jan. i, 1716-17, 
was proved March 18''^, following, and his widow, Hannah, 


and his sons, Ebenezer and Henry, were admitted as execu- 
tors. In it he provided that his wife should have all the 
comforts of the home for her life-time ; thirty pounds apiece 
he left to his two sons, Thomas and John ; the latter was to 
receive the bulk of his " upon his freedome from his Appren- 
ticeship " : to his daughters, Margaret Tucker and Hannah 
Butler, he left ten pounds each, and to his unmarried daughter, 
Millicent, tifty pounds. His sons, Henr}' and Ebenezer, were 
to take his lands, and " all his rights at Woodstock," and 
pay the legacies named. In a codicil he adds " an acre of 
land at Gardners Corner" and "rights at Woodstock" to 
John's share ; and adds two cows to the portion of his daugh- 
ter Millicent. 

Woodstock was then included in Suffolk county of the 
province of jNIassachusetts Bay ; afterward the tract was 
divided and helped to form a group of towns ; while the 
name clung to the portion which fell within the borders of 

I. MARGARET,* b. April 8, bapt. April ii, 1686, m. Jan. 10, 171 1, 

Ebenezer Tucker, of Roxbury. 
n. THOMAS,^] 

ni HENRY * f ^' ^^^^' '^' ^^^^' ^^^^' ^^' ^' ^^^^' ~° ^^^ "''' ^^^^* 
IV. HANNAH,-'b. March 14, 1688-9, m. Simeon Butler, Sept. II, 1712. 

13. V. HENRY,* b. about 1690. 

14. VI. THOMAS,* b. about 1692. 

VII. MELLICENT,* b. June 15, 1693. 

15. viu. EBENEZER,* b. Dec. 5, 1699. 

IX. SAMUEL,* b. March, 1701, d. Nov. 29, 1704. 

16. X. JOHN,* b. about 1703. 

6. WILLIAM,^ (Thomas,2 William,^) b. June 30, 1663, m. 
in Roxbury, May 24, 1686, Rebecca Newell, who survived 
him and m. 2'', June 18, 1706, Josiah Sabin. 

William Cheney " owned the covenant " in the Roxbury 
church April 13, 1684. His life was not marked by special 
events. He d. March 25, 1695, and his child Abiel was 
born a few weeks later. The widow administered on the 


estate which was appraised at £292. William Marean was 
appointed guardian of his son William, and John Holbrook of 
Abiel. Thomas had the lands on condition he would pay 
suitable cash equivalent to his brothers and sister. By his 
death and that of Rebecca within a few years, the whole 
property came to the two younger sons. 


I. THOMAS/ b. Jan. 29, bapt. Feb. 5, 1687, d. unmarried, April 

20, 1 714. He served in the Expedition against the French; and 

we have an interesting page of his history in Massachusetts 


" We the subscribers of full age Testifie and say That on the Third Day 

of October Last We were Ordered on board the Sloop Speedwell for a 

Cruise under Command of Eleazer Moses Lieut . of the Province Gaily and 

Going out of the Mouth of Port Royall Harbour We saw a Small Vessell 

after which We Gave Chase upon w*'^ sd Vessell was immediately Run a 

Shore and Set on fire and Left by the men y* were on Board And when we 

came up with her found her to be a French Ketch from Penopscott One — 

Casteen Comd"^ or Owner Loaden with Beaver And after some time the 

ffire being put out the sd Ketch was Brought off and Hailed a Long side 

the sd Sloop Speedwell and there on Loaded of her Cargoe w'''^ Contained 

between Forty & ffifty Bundles of Beaver Severall Bundles of Seale Skins 

and Many other Loose Skins Some Bundles of Otter three Small Ffrench 

Guns & Four Baggs of Ffeathers. 

Boston New England. Tho. Cheney 

Novm^r I St, 1 710. 

Richd R Bethune 


John Gilbert is uncertaine j^ David Balch 

to the quantety, Bever, feathers &c: David Bedle 

Ebenezer Henderson uncertaine of William Trow 

the quantety or number of the Nehemiah [Backer] 

Baggs of feathers. Joseph J William 



Sworne the day, & year, above John + Gilberts 

before mee, mark 

Jer: Dummer, J. Peace. Ebenezer henderson 

Joshua [Elward] 


n. REBECCA,^ b. Aug. 3, 1690, d. June 17, 1706. 

17. m. WILLIAM,* b. Dec. I, 1692. 

18. IV. ABIEL,* b. May 21, 1695. 


7. JOSEPH,^ (Thomas,2 William,i) b. Feb. i6, 1670, m. 
Rebecca, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary (Braside) Robbins, 
b. Jan. 6, 167 1-2. He resided on the south side of the 
Charles river in Cambridge. 

Feb. 28, 1697, Joseph Cheney gave to "Jane Cheney my 
Loveing mother the widow & Relict of my ffather Thomas 
Chenev late of Cambridge, aforesaid Deced and my Brother 
in Law Thomas Belknap of said Cambridge glover ", a 
mortgage of forty four acres of upland and eight acres of 
meadow, in Cambridge, on the south side of the Charles river, 
together with three acres of salt marsh, lying near the river, 
" given me by my ffather's will, not yet set out to me." 
April 5, 1725 he made a series of deeds of gift of his lands 
to his wife and to his seven daughters ; there is no mention 
of the son, Ebenezer, in any record we have seen, after the 
record of his birth. 

I. EBENEZER,* b. Nov. i, 1694. 
II. MARY,-* b. Dec. i, 1695, m. May 11, 1713, Thomas Dill. 

III. REBECCA,* b. Nov. 19, 1697, m. April 2S, 1745, John Mullis. 

IV. MEHITABEL,'*b. Jan. 13, 1 700-1, m. in Watertown, June i, 1725, 

Benjamin Eames, of Hopkinton. 
V. ABIGAIL,* b. June 30, 1703, m. Oct. 9, 1722, Thomas Brown. 

VI. HANNAH,* b. , Int. mar. in Boston, Sept. 30, 1725, with 

John Ellis. 
VII. THANKFUL,* b. about 1707. 
vin. SARAH,* b. about 1709, m. Dec. 14, 1731, Daniel Burnap. 

8. BENJAMIN,'^ (Thomas,2 William, i) b. Jan. 29, 1675, 
m. i"' his cousin Mary, dau. of Joseph^ Cheney of Medfield, 
b. June 23, 1683 ; she d. Oct. 31, 1705. He m. 2'\ Nov. 14, 
1706, Mary Ilarbert, who survived him and m. 2*^ Michael 
Felshaw of Killingly, Conn. She d. at Ashford, Conn. 
May 15, 1760. 

Benjamin Cheney resided in Cambridge. In 1718 he 
conveyed to his brother-in-law Josiah Cheney of Medfield 
certain lands in Cambridge and all the interest which he or 
the children of his "first wife, Mary Cheney, daughter of 



Joseph Cheney, late of Medfield," might have in the estate of 
her father. He d. July 13, 1718. 

He owned a homestead with house and barn, and $2}^ 
acres of land, "bounded South, part on y® road leading to 
Newtown and part on John Oldham, Westerly, part on Nath^^ 
Oliver and part on Capt. Fuller, North on Josiah Bond and 
y® heirs of Edward Prentice, on Amos Gates & a town high- 
way, & East on y® town road leading from Cambridge to 
Newtown." He also had 24^ acres of wood-land and pasture- 
land, "lying between the barn and Wartertown road" «S:c., 
12 acres at "Weedy Hill," 9 acres of meadow at Weedy Hill, 
2 acres and 130 rods of salt marsh on the south side of 
Charles river. The appraised value of his estate was £948 
at the time of his death; but a second appraisal, in 1726, 
gave considerable larger estimates. 

Administration on the estate of "Benjamin Cheney late 
of Cambridge, yeoman," was granted to Mary Cheney, his 
widow, Jan. 9, 17 18-19. Guardians were duly appointed for 
the children as follows : Josiah Cheney of Medfield for 
Benjamin, Thomas, Mary and Hannah ; John Stedman for 
Joseph, Ebenezer, Ruth, John and William. After Sted- 
man's death the charge was given to Thomas, the second 
son, and to Samuel Sparhawk. Joseph receipted for his 
full portion on reaching his majority Nov. 2, 1731 ; Ruth, 
for hers,— £115, July 4, 1736. 

Thomas Brown contributes to the probate documents on 
this estate; acting as attorney for his aged "grandmother 
Cheney," Feb. 2, 1724, referring to " aunt Fellshaw " ; and 
John Fessenden, at the same time, gives testimony to the 
effect that his grandmother had boarded in the family of 
Hezekiah Brown for some time during the lifetime of her 
son Benjamin. Mrs. Felshaw, in her account, July 11, 1724, 
charges the estate with money paid the College treasurer for 
" the Intrist of £50 p. year annuity of 8"," and for " keeping 
my mother Cheney 6 years at 8^' p] year." She also speaks 
of " funeral charge for my daughter, deceased since her 
father," referring, doubtless, to the youngest child, whose 


name does not appear in town or church records. As was 
often the case in "olden tyme " the birth dates of these 
children were not all recorded ; but various circumstances 
enable us to determine some and to approximate closely to 
others. children. 

I. MARY,* b. April 21, 1701, d. in infancy. 

19. n. BENJAMIN,-* b. Sept. 7, 1703. 

in. MARY,* 1 , ^ 

-b. Oct. 23, 1705. 

Mar}-* m. her cousin Henry, son of Thomas Cheney, June 22, 

1726. [See 13.] Hannah,* m. Capt. Zacchariah Goodale, 

[GoodelL] He was born in Pomfret, Conn. Nov. 29, 170 1, 

and m. before 1726. She d. between the decease of her brother 

Thomas in 1777 and the year 1795. Children: (i) Zachariah 

Goodale, Jr. who m. his cousin Hannah, dau. of Henry* Cheney, 

[see No. 13], (2) Hannah Goodale, m. Benjamin Shepherd, (3) 

Susannah Goodale, m. Joshua Holt, (3) Esther Goodale, m. 

Zebadiah Ingalls, (4) Sarah Goodale, m. Mr. Sikes, (5) Alice 

Goodale, m. John Sessions, (6) Mary Goodale, m. Mr. Goit, (7) 

Penelope Goodale, m. Joseph Griggs, (8) Zeruiah Goodale. 

[This list of daughters is given in the final distribution of Col. 

Cheney's estate, in 1795.] 

20. V. THOMAS,* b. about 1708. 

21. VI. JOSEPH,* b. Nov. 2, 1 710. 

vii, EBENEZER,* b. about 171 1, d. about 1731. 
VIII. RUTH,* b. about 1713, m. Nov. 7, 1740, Elias Mason, of Cam- 
bridge. Children: (i) John Mason, (2) Ruth Mason, who m. 

Ainsworth and was a widow in 1795, (3) Mary Mason, 

who m. Stephen Greenleaf, (4) Rachel Mason, who m. Francis 
Worthington. John Mason resided in Charlton in I78i,andthe 
Worthingtons in Henniker, N. H. 

22. IX. JOHN,* b. about 171 5. 

23. X. WILLIAM,* b. about 1717. 

XI. A daughter, b. in 1718, d. before 1724. 

9. S^UCsi'y^ CSuK^ WILLIAM, 3 (William,2 

p William, 1) b. Aug. 3, 1666*, 
m. Margaret . She d. April i, 1740. She and her 

•This is the date of birth of William son of William ^ of Roxbiiry and Mendon, who has been 
assumed by Ballon and others to have been the father of the Mendon man. All probabilities favor 
this theory; yet it is not positively demonstrated. 


husband were both members of the church. His name 
first appears on a list of persons taxed for the support 
of the minister in Mendon in October, 1695. The town 
voted, March 5, 1705-6, to give him " liberty to leave some 
land on Magor Miscock and take some instead neer to Seth 
Chapin's house, neer to the road leading to Sherburne." 
He received another grant April 13, 1706. We copy the 
following from the Proprietors' Records of Mendon. 

" WilliaJii Che7iy 

forty Acres of Timothy Winters fourth devission of Land Now 
William Chenys As Appears by A deed of sale baring Date January: y^ 
1 1*^ 1704/5 and Acknowed before Josiah Chapin Esquir Aprill. yf. 8"' 1706. 
Aprill 13''^ 1706 Laid out to William Cheny forty Acres of Timothy 
Winters fourth devission And butted and bounded as followeth thirty four 
Acres Laid out upon A hill A little eastward from Seth Chapins Land : 
Easterly upon the swamp Lott of benjemin Wheton and all other sids upon 
Comon Land Laid out with Alowanc for A hyway through it Leading To 
Sherborn Laid out two Acres for one by Josiah Chapin & James Lovit comite 

April 13"' 1706 Six Acres More of the Aboves*^ forty Acres: Laid 
out A joining to the North end of Seth Chapins Land bounded southerly 
on sd Chapins Land Westerly upon the Land of John Jones Northerly 
upon the Land of benjemin Wheton Laid out with Alowance for a hyway 
of three Rod wide Leading to Mago Miscok: Laid out with Alowanc two 
Acres for one by Josiah Chapin & James Lovet Comite." 

He resided in that portion of Mendon which was afterward 
incorporated into Milford, and carried on his large farm 
amid the hardships and dangers of the time. 

Here is one of the deeds of land he sold, which is recorded 
at Boston, Mendon being then included in Suffolk county. 

" William Cheney, Sen^ of Mendon in the county of Suffolk within his 
jVIajties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England husbandman " 
sold to "Seth Chapin jun^ of Mendon," Sept. 17, 1725, for the sum of 
" fourty pounds," "One Messuage or Tract of Land situate lying and being 
in Mendon in the county aforesaid containing by estimation twenty six 
acres be it more or less butted and bounded beginning at a heap of Stones 
near the sd Cheneys now Dwelling house by the Southwest end of two 


Rocks by the Road side one of them standing up a edge out of Ground a 
few feet No"' from the other then bounded Westerly upon the Land of the 
Grantor with a strait line to the Land of the Grantee to a heap of Stones 
about three Rod & one pace West from a black Oak tree upon the end of the 
hill being a North Easterly Corner of the Land of the Grantee then bound- 
ing Southeasterly upon the land of Joseph Sumner by a various line of 
marked trees to a Chestnutt tree on the east side of a little pond hole 
swom[p]e so continuing by marked [trees] to A White Oak tree with a 
heap of stones at the root the s^* tree standing near the path that leads 
through s^' land to Benj^ Haywards Southerly from the Swamp that runs 
thro s'' Land then running by mark trees to a black Oak tree upon a Ridge 
hill upon y® East side of A little Swamp that comes out South from the 
main Swamp. 

then turning a little & running to a White oak tree at the Land of 
the Grantee by the brook side that comes through Sumners Land 
then bounded so East by the Swamp & Land of the Grantee home to the 
Road that leads to Sherbourne to a White Oak tree being a North Corner 
then bounding Norwesterly upon s'l Road to A white oak tree marked upon 
the side of the Hill by the wayside so running by the Roadside to another 
White oak tree so to a heap of Stone by the wayside near a heap of Rock 
North from s'^ Rocks so running to the first bounds being A Westerly 
corner the land above mentioned lyeth South side of Sherbourne Road." 
Margaret Cheney, wife of William Cheney, signed the deed with him. 
Margaret White and William Cheney, Jr. were witnesses. 

They conveyed a portion of their estate to their son 
William, June 24, 1730, and another part to their son 
Ebenezer at about the same time. William, Sen. and 
William, Jr. both signed a petition of residents on the 
Easterly side of Mill river to be formed into a new precinct 
or town, Nov. 25, 1741 ; which resulted in the formation of 
the church and precinct of Milford at once, and its incorpo- 
ration as a town in 1780. (Between 1741 and 1780, there- 
fore, the names Milford and Mendon were both used for that 
locality.) He d. July i, 1753. He was a man of excellent 
character and much esteemed by all who knew him.. In 
1750 a member of the Milford church was disciplined for 
intoxication and for "casting vile reflections" at Mr. 
Cheney ; and the pastor took occasion to record his opinion 
of Mr. Cheney as an *' honourable and aged" man. 




I. MARGARET,* b. Aug. 30, 1695, m. White. 

II. SARAH,* b. Feb. 15, 1698-9, m. April 28, 1720, John White, son 

of Thomas White, of Mendon. 
III. HESTER,* b. June 17, 1701. 

24. IV. WILLIAM,* b. Feb. 7, 1703-4. 

25. V. EBENEZER,* b. Nov. 20, 1706. 

VI. ABIGAIL,* b. Sept. 21, 1709. 

I O. BENJAMIN,^ (William,^ Williami,) b. in Dorchester 
May I, 1677, m. Feb. 22, 1699, Martha, dau. of William 
and Mary Royal, b. Sept. 6, 1679; ^he d. Aug. 21, 1767. 
He resided in Dorchester. He had a share in the township 
of Ashburnham in the right of a younger brother who fell 
in the campaign of 1690 ; but never went to occupy it. He 
was a " cordwainer." He d. Dec. 17, 1737 ; the widow sold 
her homestead to her son Jacob, Jan. 17, 1758. He is the 
only one of the children we are able to trace. 

I. JOHN,*b. Oct. 21, 1700. 

n. BENJAMIN,* b, July 24, 1703, d. in infancy, 
in. DEBORAH,* b. July 12, 1704. 
IV. BENJAMIN,* b. Feb. 7, 1706. 
V. JACOB,* b. Oct. 16, 1709, d. young. 
VI. MARY,* b. Dec. 26, 1 71 2. 

VII. SAMUEL,* b. May 9, 1716. 

26. vni. JACOB,* b. May 24, 1719. 

I I . JOSIAH 3 (Joseph,2 William,i) b. in Medfield July 27, 

1685, m. 1st, Hannah , who d. April 22, 1717 ; he m. 

2d, Hannah, dau. of Ebenezer and Hannah (Clark) Mason, 
widow of Mr. Smith. He was a resident of Medfield. He 
travelled as far as Warwick, or, at least, had land assigned 
him there in 1737, — Lot No. 8; but he did not remove 
thither. He drew lots in Sturbridge at the laying out of the 
town, but did not live to use them. Feb. 22, 1754, he deeded 
to his son Timothy his homestead and certain lands — " as a 


part of his portion of my estate;" — and on the same day 
conveyed lands in jNIedfield and Walpole to his twin sons, 
Samuel and Simon. He was a member of the church and 
had all his children baptized in their infancy. He d. in 1754. 

I. ELIZABETH/ b. Sept. 21, 1707,111. Peter Taft,of Uxbridge. 

27. n. JOSEPH,-" b. Aug. 18, 1709. 

in. HANNAH,-* b, Feb. 13, 1710-11, m. in Boston April 11,1734 

John Taft, of Uxbridge. 
IV. MARY,-* b. May 7, 1713, m. Nov. 24, 1738, Jonathan Lovell. 
V. ESTHER,-* b. June 29, 1 71 5, m. in Boston, Sept. 25, 1733, Joshua 

Armsby, of Medfield. 

28. VI. JOSIAH,-* b. Feb. 15, 1723. 

VII. EBENEZER,-* b. May 30, 1735, became a weaver; resided in 
Sturbridge ; d. in early manhood, and by will bequeathed his 
property to his brother, Josiah Cheney, of Holden, his sister 
Rhoda and his brother Timothy of Medfield, Jan. 13, 1755. 

29. VIII. TIMOTHY,^ b. Oct. 10, 1726. 

30. IX. SAMUEL\ 1 

> b. Jan. 22, 1729-30. 


Simon died in 1 755. His will, dated May 23, proved Nov. 28 of 
that year, left his property to his brothers Samuel, Timothy, 
Josiah and Ebenezer and his sister Rhoda. The History of Med- 
field says he served in the French and Indian war. 

XI. RHODA,-* b. Feb. 13, 1733-4, m, in Dedham, June 2, 1 761, Job 


XII. ELIPHALET,''! [ d. early. 

}h. Aug. 3, 1736, ■ , 

XIII. SILENCE,-* J * •^ '-^ ' [d. same day. 

12. EPHRAI]M,=5 (Joseph,^ William^), b. Oct. 19, 1696, 
m. i", Hannah ; m. 2'', in 1726, Anne, dau. of Solo- 
mon and Mary (White) Clark. He lived in Medfield. He 
built a grist-mill in the east part of the town, and had a share 
in a saw-mill on the same stream. He was a selectman in 
1738 and 1759. ^^^ '^'^^ ^^'^ wiie "Hannah" sold to Lt. 
Eleazer Bullard of Medfield 80 acres of woodland and swamp 
in Dedham, June 24, 1720, and he sold a tract in Walpole 
to James Gerauld, Sept. 11, 1727. He d. Oct. 30, 1759. 


Ephraim Cheney's Will, dated March 17, 1758, was presented for pro- 
bate Dec. 14, 1759 by his widow Ann, the executrix. He gave to his wife 
all the lower rooms in the dwelling house, the grist mill and suitable lands 
annexed ; to his three daughters, Sarah, Ann and Hannah, the use of " the 
chamber " as long as they remained single ; and directed that his wife's 
" dowry of thirds " should be divided equally among all his children after 
her death. There were so many persons who came forward with claims, 
however, that the estate yielded little but care, in spite of all the good 
miller had wrought. The widow's dower was, however, set off by com- 
missioners Nov. 13, 1760. July 29, 1765 she reported to the court that 
she had sold "by publick Vendue" the house, barn, mill and land, and 
placed the proceeds of the sale, one hundred and sixteen pounds, in the 
hands of Seth Kingsberry and Nathan Clark, who were to pay her interest 
thereon and pay the principal to the children after her death. The 
final account was closed Jan. 9, 1767. 


I. SARAH,^ b. Dec. 16, 1727; m. Dec. 27, 1762 Nathaniel Sterns 
of Douglass. 

31. II. LEVI,-* b. Jan. 21, 1729-30. 

III. RACHEL,* b, Aug. 10, 1732 ; d. Dec. 6, 1750. 

IV. EPHRAIM,-* b. Nov, 30, 1734; d. Oct. 5, 1749. 
V. ANNA,-* b. Sept. 30, 1736; d. June 10, 1762. 

VI. HANNAH,"* b. April 24, 1739. 
VII. JOSEPH,* b. Aug. 29, 1 741 ; d. Jan. 6, 1741 — 2. 

32. VIII. JOSEPH,* b. April 17, 1743. 

IX. MARY,* b. Nov, 5, 1746; d. May 3, 1747. 
X. MARY,* b. Oct. 24, 1748 ; d. in 1753, 

33. XI. EPHRAIM,* b. Sept. 18, 1750. 


Fourth Generation. 

I 3. HENRY,^ (Thomas,3 Thomas,2 William,i) b. in Rox- 
bury about 1690, m. in Boston June 22, 1726, his cousin 
Mary, dau. of Benjamin -^ and Mary (Cheney) Cheney, of 
Cambridge, b. Oct. 23, 1705. He was a farmer and resided 
in Roxbury. He d. Dec. 22, 1737; the wife d. Feb. 16, 


1739. His estate seemed pretty large, appraised at £2015, 
15s., I id. ; but many expenses reduced the amount divided. 
All the sons died before maturity or soon after, leaving 
Hannah and jNLiry only in 1778 to inherit the portion of Col. 
Thomas Dudley's estate which fell to their mother who was 
his sister. 


I. HENRY,^ b. Sept. 26, 1726, d. July, 1750, bequeathing his prop- 
• erty to his housekeeper and her son. 

n. TH0MAS,5 b. April 28, 172S, d. before 1747. ' 

ni. IVIARY.s b. Nov. 30, 1729, d. Aug. 28, 1733. 

IV. MARY. 5 b. Feb. 17, 1732, d. Nov. 18, 1735. 

V. BENJAMIN,^ b. Dec. 24, 1734, d. Dec. 23, 1739. 

VI. HANNAH, ° b. March 8, 1735, m. Oct. 6, 1760, Zechariah Good- 
ale^ Jr. of Pomfret, Conn. Children: (i) Frederick Goodale, (2) 
William Goodale, (3) Elizabeth Goodale, (4) Matilda Goodale, 
(5) Lucinda Goodale, (6) Mary Goodale, (7) Samuel Goodale, 
(8) Lucy Goodale, (9) Harvey Goodale. 
VII. MARY.s birth not recorded, was the principal heir of her uncle, 
Rev. Thomas Cheney, of Brookfield in 1714, and one of the heirs 
of her uncle Col. Thomas Cheney of Dudley, in 1778. In the 
meantime she married Joseph Shaw. 

14. Rev. THOMAS,* (Thomas,-^ Thomas,^ William,^) 
b. in Roxbury about 1690, m. i*', Dorothy, dau. of Mr. 
Joseph and Lydia (Marshall) Hawley, of Northampton; 
m. 2'', May 22. 1746, Mary, dau. of Rev. John Cotton of 
Newton, b. Dec. 7, 1719. 

He graduated from Harvard College in 171 1. Taught 
school at Medtield six months, for "£12 and his diet"; 
studied theology, and began the work of the ministry. 

He was called to the church in Brookheld and ordained 
there Oct. 16, 1715, the church organization being completed 
the same day. There he preached the Gospel and ministered 
to the spiritual needs of young and old for thirty-five years. 
He was held in hi<;h esteem, and left an honorable record. 
His pastorate covered a period of hardship and toil and fear- 
ful Indian troubles. But he was ever sympathetic toward his 


people and a good friend to them in every way. The follow- 
ing petition which is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Commonwealth at Boston, addressed to the governor of 
the Province, is an interesting memorial of the good man. 

" May it Please Your Honour 

I would by These humbly Intreat your Honour would think of our poor 
afflicted Town, and that your Honour would please to Grant our Town 
some Garrison Soldiers. I would beg your Honour not to be troubled that , 
I take upon me to request this favour of you for my People, for their In- 
terest & welfare in a great measure is mine ; and if they cant have some 
Help ; by reason of the danger of the Enemy they will not be able to Im- 
prove their Lands & so not able to Live themselves nor to pay me my 
Sallery, and several of my People desired that I would write a line to your 
Honr in their behalf. This Sr with hearty Thanks for the care Your 
Honour hath taken of us and with hearty v/ishes of all Prosperity upon 
your Person Family and Government is from your Dutifull and obedient 
Brookfield May 25/1725 

^flupmxf^ iOyi/nMf 

He d. Dec. 11, 1747. His will, dated Nov. 2, 1747, was 
admitted to probate Dec. 31, following. In it he bequeathed 
one half his estate to his wife ; to his niece, Mary Cheney, 
daughter of his brother Henry, he left the other half when 
she should arrive at the age of eighteen years or at her 
marriage ; then to her issue, if any ; otherwise to his 
nephew Henry Cheney, and then to his eldest son, lawfully 
begotten. He gave Mary also a silver tankard and six silver 
spoons which he had before his second marriage ; he pro- 
vided that she should be educated with a part of her inheri- 
tance ; " and, that she may be set off Decently when she shall 
enter into marriage estate." He appointed his wife and Rev. 
John Cotton of Newton executors of his will, but the latter 
declined on account of the distance of his home from Brook- 
field — a great way for an aged man at that period — and 
Mrs. Cheney was authorized by the court to act alone. His 
books were appraised at £145 ; and the remainder of his 
estate, including 369 acres of land, " 2 negro men and one 


negro woman," and various other helps and impediments 
made up a total of £5031-19^-6'^ The first account of 
administration was rendered May 10, 1748 ; before the second 
account was rendered the widow had become the wife of 
Joseph Pynchon, Esq. whose name was joined with hers in 
the later papers. She d. in i784« 

I 5, Lieut. EBENEZER,* (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ William,^) 
b. in Roxbury Dec. 5, 1699, m. i'*, Dec. 25, 1729, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth Palmer, of Middle- 
borough. She d. April 17, 1769, and he m. 2'\ May 14, 
1772, jNIrs. Abigail (Winchester) widow of Ebenezer Stone. 
He joined the church Oct. 4, 1730; purchased a tract of 
land Sept. 6, 1731 ; bought his brother John's homestead in 
1757, and about the same time purchased the property of 
his (unmarried) sister Hannah, then residing in Boston. He 
was a large landholder, both in Roxbury and Middleborough. 
He d. March 24, 1780. 

In his will, dated Feb. 3, 1780, he gave to his wife, 
Abigail, the life use of a house and lot in Roxbury, " now 
in possession of Henry Payson," and the use and improve- 
ment of one half of his lands and buildings in the town 
of Middleborough, Plymouth county ; reserving to his son 
Samuel Cheney the right to cut twenty cords of wood a year 
from a certain tract there ; other minor provisions for her 
comfort are specified. To his daughter Mar}^ the wife of 
John Morey, he bequeathed the final ownership of all his 
Middleborough property, on her quitclaiming to his estate all 
her rights in the Roxbury property whether derived from 
himself or from her mother Elizabeth Cheney, deceased. 
Samuel, his son, was made heir to the property in Roxbury 
and elsewhere, excepting that specified for the widow and 
daughter, on condition of his yielding to the estate his rights 
derived from his mother, Elizabeth ; and the personal estate 
went to Samuel, he paying expenses of settlement. The 
will was admitted April 7, 1780, and the executor's account 
was rendered April 20, 1789. 



I. ELIZABETH,^ b. Oct. i, 1730, d. Aug. 11, 1742. 
II. TH0MAS,5 b. April 22, 1734, d. Aug. i, 1742. 

III. HANNAH,^ b. Aug. 5, 1736, d. Aug. 11, 1742. 

IV. SARAH,5 b. Sept. 10, 1738, d. Feb. 11, 1739. 

V. EBENEZER,5 b. Oct. 19, 1740, d. Aug. 22, 1742. 
VI. MARY,s b. Sept. 16, 1743, m. Sept. 9, i76Z,Joh}t Mory. 
34. VII. SAMUEL,^ b. Dec. 25, 1746. 

I 6. JOHN/ (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Rox- 

bury, m. Mary . They owned the covenant in the 

Roxbury church in Feb., 1724. His father left him some- 
thing in the way of property, specifying his " rights in the 
town of Woodstock." Sept. 16, 1725, he bought a house 
and land in Brookfield of Joseph Jennings. April 26, 1727, 
hailing from Western, [Warren,] he sold to his brother Ebe- 
nezer his homestead in Roxbury, "near Gardner's Green," 
an acre and a half of land, with buildings, etc. He resided 
in Western until his death in 1770. 

The estate of "John Cheney, late of Western," was ad- 
ministered May 25, 1770. It consisted of real estate lying 
in the towns of Western, Rutland and Brookfield ; a fine 
plan is on file at Worcester, giving the location of the various 
tracts. The valuation of real and personal estate was £2500, 
in round numbers. His son, Thomas, administered at first ; 
after his death the widow, Mary, continued the trust. The 
widow's thirds were made over to her in 1771, and distribu- 
tion of the balance was made to the following heirs : the 
surviving children, Thomas, John, Mary Rich, Elizabeth, 
Sarah Rice, Hannah, Martha and Lucy ; giving to Thomas 
a double portion. Thomas was appointed guardian of the 
three younger daughters, who required supervision all their 
lives. Death followed upon death; John, Jr., passed away 
in 1772, Thomas and Elizabeth in 1776, and Sarah about 
the same time : so that a reduced circle received the estate of 
the father in 1778. Finally, Jan. 4, 1785, that which was 


left of the mother's dowry was divided among the follow- 
ing : Mary Rich ; Hannah, Martha and Lucy Cheney ; the 
heirs of Sarah Rice, namely Cheney Rice, Thomas Rice 
and iNIolly Rice ; Hannah Gleason, the widow of Thomas 
Cheney ; and Rachel Hodges, the second daughter of Mary 


I. THOMAS, 5 m. Hannah ; he d. in 1776 without issue; his 

widow m. 2*1, Joseph Gleason. 
n. JOHN,^ m. in Sturbridge, May 30, 1764, Mary Shumway ; d. with- 
out issue in 1772. 
in. iVIARY,5 m. Thomas Rich. 
IV. ELIZABETH,5d. 1776. 
V. SARAH,5 m. Edward Rice. Children: (i) Cheney Rice, (2) 

Thomas Rice, (3) Molly Rice. 

I 7, WILLIAM,* (William,3 Thomas,^ WiUiam,!) b. Dec. 
I, 1692, m. April 7, 1715, Abigail Davis of Roxbuiy. He 
was a carpenter. He bought his brother AbieFs rights in the 
paternal estate and resided in his native town. The records 
show numerous purchases and sales of lands, indicating that 
he was an active business man. He resided in Needham in 

I. REBECCA,^ b. March 5, 171 7, m. Dec. 2, 1747, Joseph Heath. 
35. II. THO.MAS.s b. Feb. 13, 1719. 

III. SARAH, ^ b. Nov. 27, 1724, m. April 12, 1753, Nathaniel Parker, 

of Boston. 

IV. MARY,"^ b. July 3, 1729. 

18. ABIEL," (William,3 Thomas,^ WiUiami), b. in Rox- 
bury May 21, 1695, m. in Pomfret, Conn., May 3, 1720, 
Marah Waldo, b. in 1696, d. Dec. 2, 1787. He learned the 
trade of blacksmith, probably under his guardian, Daniel 


Holbrook. Worked some time in Boston ; then removed to 
Pomfret, Conn. 

After the death of his brother Thomas in 17 14 he joined 
WiHiam in a sale to Jonathan Draper of some land near 
Dedham line which Thomas had bequeathed to them. Feb. 

8, 1 7 16-17, he sold to his brother, William Cheney of Rox- 
bury, carpenter, for £300, his share in a dwelling house and 
other buildings and 30 acres of land in Roxbury ; one half 
of five acres and a half of fresh meadow in Roxbury, " being 
half of eleven acres in copartnership with Thomas, William, 
and Abiel Cheney," and half of eleven acres of salt marsh in 
similar copartnership ; also " all his rights in Woodstock." 

Hailing from Boston, he purchased of Samuel Waldo, for 
£130, a messuage and a tract of land in Pomfret and land 
adjoining the line of Woodstock, Nov. 13, 1716. He pur- 
chased another tract of Anthony and William Stoddard, Nov. 

9, 1719. His brother William, of Roxbury, bought 30 acres 
of land in Pomfret from his step-father, Josiah Sabin for £300, 
and presented it to his namesake, Abiel's son William. He 
sold Abiel all his property in that vicinity in 1746. Abiel 
resided south of the Mashamoquet, on land bought of Major 
Fitch, east of Newichewanna Brook. He was chosen a town 
officer in 1724; was one of the founders of the "United 
English Library for the Propagation of Christian and Useful 
Knowledge " in Pomfret, Sept. 25, 1739, to which his sub- 
scription was " Abiel Cheney, blacksmith, ten pounds." He 
d. March 20, 1787. 


I. LUCY,^ b. Oct. 27, 1720, m. March 15, 1757, Ebeneser Grosvenor. 
Children: (i) Ebenezer Grosvenor, b. March 6, 1738, (2) Eliza- 
beth Grosvenor, b. Dec. 19, 1740, (3) Oliver Grosvenor, b. May 
19) 1743) (4) Asa Grosvenor, b. April 6, 1745, (5) Lucy Gros- 
venor, b. July 25, 1747, (6) Daniel Grosvenor, b. April 9, 1750, 
(7) Lemuel Grosvenor, b. Aug. 11, 1752, (8) Ezra Grosvenor, 
b. Jan. 23, 175s, (9) Chloe Grosvenor, b. Oct. 29, 1757, (10) 
Nathan Grosvenor, b. Dec. 17, 1764. Mrs. Grosvenor d. May 13, 
1792, her husband d. Aug. 2, 1793. 


36. II. OLIVER,^ b. Oct. 9. 1722. 

37. HI. ABIEL,^ b. April 13. 1725. 
3S. IV. DANIEL,^ b. Dec. 25, 172S. 
39. V. WILLI AM,5 b. April 9, 1732. 

VI. REBECCA,^ b. March 20, 1734, d. eariy. 
VII. CATHARINE,^ b. Nov. 8, 1736. 
VIII. REBECCA,5 b. Oct. 30. 1743. 

I 9. BENJAMIN,^ (Benjamin,3 Thomas,^ William,i) b. in 
Cambridge Sept. 7, 1703, m. i*' Jan. 3, 1744, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Eleazer and Hannah (Humphrey) Parker, bapt. 
June 29, 1727. She d. Dec. 25, 1748, and he m. 2'^ Nov. 
9, 1752, Margaret Stedman. His home was in Cambridge 
till his last years, when he lived in Roxbury. He m. 

3'^, ]Martha , who survived him. Administration was 

granted on his estate April 9, 1759, to Edward Jackson who 
was also appointed guardian of his son Benjamin ; while the 
widow was guardian of Lucy, and the youngest child, Thomas. 
Thomas Sparhawk was Elizabeth's guardian. 

I. BENJAMIN,^ b. Nov. 23, 1745, d. in 1763. 

II. ELIZABETH,^ b. Feb. 13, 1747-S, m. May 3°- 1769. Aaron White. 
She was the only one of the children who inherited from her 
uncle, Thomas Cheney of Dudley. She resided in Roxbury ; d. 
Feb. 6, 1S27, a few days less than 80 years old. She was re- 
markable for excellent, strong, common sense, and gave her 
grandchildren many anecdotes of old times and people. Chil- 
dren of Aaron and Elizabeth (Cheney) White: (i) Aaron White, 
b. June 9. 1771, m. Molly Avery, (2) Elizabeth White, b. March 2, 
1773, m. Isaac Davis, (3) Thomas White, b. April 17, 1775, d. 
May 31, 1802, (4) Lucy White, b. March 27, 1777, m. Stephen 
Brigham, (5) William White, b. Oct. 9, 1779, m. Nancy Avery, 
(6) Salome White, b. Sept. 20, 1784, m. Isaac Davis, (7) Mary 
White, b. Oct. 29, 1787, d. Aug. 30, 1805. Thomas White," Esq. 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., a grand.son, and Isaac Davis White, Jr. of 
Worcester, a great-grandson of Aaron and Elizabeth (Cheney) 
White, have furnished the details for this article. 

III. LUCY,'"' b. about 1750, d. before 1763. 

IV. THOMAS,' b. about 1752, d. before 1763. 


%,yil>^ hty trj^TI 

20. Col. THOMAS,* (Benjamin,3 Thomas,^ William,i) 
b. in Cambridge about 1708, m. July 30, 1729, his second 
cousin, Sarah, dau. of John and Sarah (Squiers) Fessenden, 
b. July 17, 1706. He was early among the adventurous 
spirits who bought and cultivated and sold lands in Wood- 
stock, " Kekamochang," and Dudle3^ The latter place 
became his home, and found in him a valuable citizen, prom- 
inent in public affairs as well as enterprising in his own 
business. The Saunders Dale water power and factories are 
located on the old estate. He served in the French and 
Indian war, in the 8"' Mass. regiment ; was commissioned 
Captain by Gov. Shirley at Louisburg, June 20, 1745. 
Afterward he was a wall of defence to the frontier towns. 
"April 21, 1746, he was ordered b}- Gov. Shirley to march 
with his 60 troopers to Northfield, where Indians had been 
lurking and settlers had been murdered a short time before " ; 
and his valor and strategy were of great service. Probably 
his title " Colonel" came from his holding that office in the 
militia. He had charge of the "minute men" of Dudley 
before the Revolution, and was moderator of the town meet- 
ing in March, 1774-5, when supplies for them were voted. 
He was chosen representative to the Provincial Congress at 
Concord Sept. 19, 1774, and to that at Cambridge Jan. 2, 
1775 • He transacted much business and had a large property. 
The following story has come down in the family of Eliza- 
beth (Cheney) White, dau. of Benjamin,* which doubtless 
explains the source of the large capital which enabled Col. 
Thomas Cheney to purchase so many tracts of land, and laid 
the foundation of his extensive estate. At the siege of 
Louisburg a French naval officer who was wounded and a 
prisoner was placed under the charge of Captain Cheney, 


who nursed him tenderly and did all he could to restore his 
health. All was fruitless, however, and before he died the 
Frenchman did his best to repay a stranger's kindness. He 
told him of a quantity of specie which had belonged to 
himself, secreted in a casement in the hold of his vessel 
which had been beached and burned to the water's edge ; 
and told him as he had no heirs to whom to leave it he would 
gladly give it to his kind American friend. After the 
officer's death Capt. Cheney took a file of men and went to 
the wrecked ship, ostensibl}'' to secure a quantity of bolts. 
Several barrels were filled with them. Afterward the Captain 
went alone, found the casement as described ; and, taking 
out the specie, secreted it in one of the barrels of bolts. The 
bolts in due time were shipped to Boston and lay exposed 
carelessly for some weeks on a wharf. When Capt. Cheney 
returned he transferred the money to his saddlebags, — " a 
load that made his horse stagger ! " So much the veteran 
would tell his intimate friends, but no more. 

He d. April 30, 1777, and his widow was appointed ad- 
ministratrix of his estate May 15, 1777. 

His farm, lying partly in Dudley and partly in Charlton, his 
tools of husbandry, &c., &c., made a large fortune for those 
times. The widow received the bulk of the personal prop- 
erty and life use of one third of the real estate ; division was 
made of the other two thirds to his sister, Mrs. Zacheus 
Goodale, and to the children of his deceased brothers and 
sisters, Ma}- 6, 1778. 

The widow lived a long and benevolent life, and passed to 
her rest in 1795. Her will is very interesting ; she left £100 
in trust for the maintenance of an aged and infirm negro 
man, long in the family ; then she gave specific bequests to 
the heirs of her sister, Mary Jennings ; to the grandchildren 
of her brother, John Fessenden, late of Dudley ; to Elizabeth 
Hinds, to Deborah, wife of Charles Dugan ; to Abigail Stiles ; 
to William Fessenden ; to the heirs of her brother Jonathan 
Fessenden, late of Little Cambridge ; to Henry Fessenden, 
"a lad that lives with me"; to Martha, wife of Benjamin 


Barrett ; to Susannah, wife of Nathaniel Burden ; to Sarah, 
daughter of Peter Fessenden ; to Mary, who "was the wife 
of Phinehas Allen " ; the residue to the Baptist Society of the 
part of Dudley where she lived, to help build a meeting- 

After her death the portion of the Colonel's estate which 
she had been possessing by a life-lease, was distributed. 

A large amount of family history is brought out in the ad- 
ministration papers of the Colonel and his wife, as his brothers 
and sisters and their children are mentioned at the two distri- 
butions of his estate. Without quoting all the details, we 
may sum up this information. The persons mentioned are 
these : Of his brothers and sisters the only one still surviving 
was Hannah, wife of Zacchariah Goodale ; his brother Ben- 
jamin was represented by one daughter, Elizabeth, wife of 
Aaron White ; his sister Mary, who had married her cousin, 
Henry Cheney, was represented by Hannah, wife of Zac- 
chariah Goodale, Jr., and Mary, wife of Joseph Shaw; his 
brother Joseph, "late of Newbury," was represented by 
Thomas Cheney, his son, and by Mary, wife of Michael 
Corey, and Anna, wife of William Reynolds, his daughters ; 
his brother John, by Thomas Cheney, Mary, wife of Benj. 
Cottrell, and Lucy, wife of Isaac Belknap ; his sister Ruth 
Mason by her children, John and Ruth Mason, Mary, wife 
of Stephen Greenleaf, and Rachel, wife of Francis Worth- 
ington ; his brother William's representatives were Ebenezer, 
Benjamin, Thomas, WilHam and Joseph Cheney, and Eliza- 
beth, wife of John Babyno. 

21. JOSEPH,^ (Benjamin,3 Thomas,^ William,i) b. in 
Cambridge, Nov. 2, 1709, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and 
Mary Tucker. They received from Mr. Tucker a present of 
a tract of land in Arundel [now Kennebunkport, Me.] in 
1735 ; but do not seem to have lived there. At that time 
they resided at Newbury. He joined in a subscription for 
the support of the First Presbyterian church, Nov. 25, 1745. 
His wife joined that church in Oct. 1746. He sold his rights 


in his mother's " thirds " to his brother John in 1761. He 
was drowned in 1776. Thomas, Mary and Anna, still living 
at Newbury, inherited the next year the share he would have 
had in the estate of his brother. Col. Thomas Cheney of 


I. MARY, 5 b. Oct. 25, 1739, ^- Michael Gary. 

40. II. WILLI AM,5 b. Sept. 8, 1741. 

III. ANNA,5 b. Feb. 11, 1745, bapt. April 13, 1746, m. William 

41. IV. THOMAS,^ [birth-date not known.] 

22. JOHN,* (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wilham,!) b. in Cam- 
bridge about 1 7 16 (as appears from the statement made 
when his guardian was appointed after his father's death,) 
m. [published Sept. 2, 1738,] Martha, dau. of William and 
Martha (Wyeth) Fessenden of Cambridge, b. Feb. 29, 1719. 
She was also a descendant of Thomas ^ Cheney through his 
daughter Margaret. They removed to Roxbury after some 
years ; we can approximate to the time from the date when 
Roxbury selectmen " warned" him and his family Dec. 28, 
1750 ; — a legal way of that period by which a town secured 
itself against paupers by ** warning " every new comer ! He 
and his wife were members of the church. We have few 
details of his life. He died, intestate, in 1758, and Dr. 
Jonathan Davis settled the estate. Inventory of personal 
effects was presented at once, and an estimate of the value 
of lands for which he had bargained with his brother. Col. 
Thomas Cheney, of Dudley, rated worth £242 :i3 -.z^. The 
next year Mary, " a minor upward of 14 years of age," 
chose her mother her guardian, and the widow assumed legal 
charge of the younger children, also. She sold her share in 
the estate of her father April 7, 1763. Her own life con- 
tinued until her son had got established at Dudley and her 
daus. married and settled near her. The date of her will 
was March 18, 178 1. She bequeathed her half of the dwell- 


ing-house at "Stanton" to Mary Cotterell and confirmed to 
Thomas "the chest of drawers, pewter dish" and other 
household stuff already in his possession. 


I. MARY,5 b. before 1744, m. Nov. 26, 1765, Benjamin Cotterell. 
42. n. TH0MAS,5 b. May 20, bapt. June 2, 1751. 

ni. LUCY,^ b. Jan. 9, bapt. 19, 1755, m. Isaac BelkJiap. 

23. WILLIAM/ (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. 
in Cambridge about 1718, m. i**, in Ashford, Conn. March 
14, 1738-9, Ruth, dau. of Philip Eastman, b. April 23, 1722 ; 
she d. Oct. 10, 1756. He m. 2^, Feb. i, 1757, Mehitabel 

He and his wife joined the Ashford church May 16, 1742. 
He bought land there of Martha Fitch, of Boston, Oct. 6, 
1746, a part of which he sold to his brother. Col. Thomas 
Cheney, of Dudley, April 13, 1748. He had other trans- 
actions in land. Was a farmer. The date of his death is 
not known to us. Six of his children were living at the 
death of the Colonel and inherited shares of the estate. 


43. I, EBENEZER,^ b. May 23, 1740, bapt. July 11, 1742. 

44. II. TH0MAS,5 b. July i, bapt. July 25, 1742. 

45. III. BENJAMIN,^ b. June 10, bapt. June 27, 1744. 

46. IV. WILLI AM,5 b. April 17, bapt. April 26, 1747. 

V. J0HN,5 b. March 14, 1749, d. early. 

VI. JOSEPH,^ b. about 1750, d. early. 

VII. ELIZABETH.^ b. Sept. 6, 1752, m. John Babyno. 

VIII. J0HN,5 b. Nov. 10, 1754, d. early. 

47- IX. JOSEPH.s , 

bapt. Feb. 23, 1759. 

X. A Daughter, 
48. XI. J0HN,5 "son by adoption," bapt. Oct. 12, 1760. 

C 13. Henn'.* 
1 14. Thomas.'* ( 
5. Thoinas.3 . ■{ 15. Ebenezer.* . | 34- Samuel. s 

6. William. 3 

7. Joseph. 3 

l^ 16. John.* 
f 17. William.'* 

18. Abiel.4 . . 

iQ. Benjamin.* 
20. Thomas.'* 

21. Joseph.*. 

.. 8. Benjamin. 3 , 

35. Thomas.S 

36. Oliver.S 

37. Abiel.5 . . 

38. Daniel.S . 

_ 39. William.5 

( 40. William.5 

( 41. Thomas.s 

22. John.* ... {42. Thomas. 5 

I 23. William.* 

43. Ebenezer.5 

44. Thomas.5 

- 45. Benjamin. 3 

46. William. 3 

47. Joseph. 5 

48. John. 5 

r I 

69. Thomas.* 

70. Williara.6 

71. Cornelius.* 

72. Abiel.* 

73. William.* 
.4. Lemuel.* 

75. Samuel.* 

76. Jonathan.* 

77. Ebenezer.6 

78. Samuel.* 

79. Edmund.* 
So. Moses.* 

88. Thomas.* 

89. Daniel.* 

90. Abiel.* 
gi. John.* 

: ^ 

'z :3 





9. William. 3 

r 24. William.* . 

i^ 25. Ebenezer.* . 
10. Benjamin. 3 j 26. Jacob.* 

27. Joseph.* . . 

28. Josiah.* 

II. Josiah. 3 . . •■ 

31. Levi.* 
, 12. Ephraim.3. { 32. Joseph.* 
33. Ephraim.* 

[For Descendants of 24 William,* see second table. 

Joseph. 5 
Nathan. 5 

iig. Penuel.* 
120. Walter.* 

57. Josiah. 5 

121. Ephraim Warrren.* 

122. Joseph.* 

.Simon. 5 
Solomon Clark. 3 


29. Timothy.* . - 

30. Samuel.* 

Ebenezer.5 . . 

62. Ebenezer.5 . . 

63. Timothy. 3 . . 

Josiah. 5 
Joseph. 5 

Samuel. 3 
Calvin. 5 

123. John.* 

124. Simon,* 

125. Ebenezer.* 

126. Josiah.* 

127. Clark.* 
12S. Simon,* 

129. Alexander.* 

130. Nathan.* 

( 131. Gustavus.* 

< 132. Timothy.* 

( 133. Ebenezer.* 

( 134. Benjamin.* 

j 135. William.* 

( 136. Cieorge.* 

\ 137. Alfred AJ> 

138. .Samuel.* 

139. Luther.* 

140. Simon.* 

141. Calvin.* 

142. Nathaniel Holbrook.* 


49- Wales.s 

50. Caleb.s 

51. Ebenezer.5 - 

52. William. 5 

53. Levi.S 

92. Josiah.6 184. 

93. Nathaniel.* < g 

L 186. 
( 1S7. 

94. David.*) . . I 188. 

95. Nathan.'' . 

] 192' 

^ 193' 

. ^ ( '94- 

96. Asa.° . . . . ) 195. 

97. Amos.* ) 196, 

98. Alexander.* 197. 

C 99. Artemas.* . 

100. CaKdn.* . . 

C 205. 

loi. Caleb.* . . . -^ 206. 

102. Charles.* ,. „ 

103. Ebenezer.* . J 209. 

104. Elijah. * 

105. Daniel.* . . 

106. John.* 

107. Mark.* . . . 

108. Luke.* . . 

109. Matthew.* , 

^ no. Silas.* . . 

111. Jesse.* 

112. William.* 

^ 113. John.* . . 

' 114. Levi.* . . 

115. Peter.* . . 

116. Stephen.* 

117. Alexander. 6 
.. 118. Presson.* . 

I' 211. 

J 212. 

] 2:3. 

I 214. 




( 341. George Austin. ^ 

Nathaniel.7 I 342. Charles Arthur. ^ 

Wales.7 \ 343. Albert Augustus. 8 

1 344. WiUiam." 

Samuel Torrey Read.' • < 345. Wales. ^ 

Josiah.' ( 346. Frederick Samuel. ^ 

Nathaniel .7 
Phihp Jones.' 

. 7 f 347- Wheelock Amos.8 

Nathan.7 ^ 34S. Hiram Washington.8 

( 349. Nathan. 8 

Samuel French.' • • ■ ) 35°- Charles Warren. ^ 

( 351. George Sherman.^ 

Wales.' 352. Wallace. 8 


William Pitman.' 
Nathaniel Jones.' 

Nathan.' 360. Edward Shepherd. ^ 

{361. Edson Daniels. 8 

III: WUlaTd^s 

364. Ebenezer.8 

{365. Leonard.^ 

366. Ezra Adams.* 

367. Lovering Artemas.^ 

368. Ethan Rockwood.8 

Asa Foskett.' 

Russell.' f 375. John Corbett.* 

Eliot.' 376. Albert Byron. ^ 

Carmel.' \ 377- Andrew Jackson.8 

378. William Carmel." 

I 379. David Ira.^ 

Ira.' 3S0. Samuel Jones. ^ 

r 381. Everett.8 

I 382. Cortes. 8 

Rufus ' . .-l 383- Edwin.8 

^"'"^ ^ 384. Milton.8 

385. Albert Rufus. 8 

386. Orison Underwood.* 
390. Emery Merrill.* 

Nelson E.' { 391. Nelson.* 

392. Newell.* 

Levi.' 393. Benjamin Franklin.* 

( 394. Seth Nelson.* 

Seth.' \ 395. Matthew Benjamin.* 

( 396. Mark Eugene.* 

Alvin.' 397. Nelson.* 

Sylvanus Holbrook.' 

Benjamin Franklin.' . 398. Judson Marvin.* 

Erastus.' 399. James Adams.* 

( 400. Israel James.* 

Abner Thomas.' • • • 1 401. Ancel Cole.* 

' 402. Almon Watson.* 

John Holbrook.' . • • I 403. Harlow Miles.* 

( 404. Albert Addison.* 
Stephen Cole.' 

1 405. Alonzo.* 

Luke.' j 406. Albert.* 

' 407. Loren Francis.* 

RussellPowell.'....{4°8. Olin^Fletc^e^^^^^^^^ 


John.' 410. John.* 

Amos Leander.' . ... 411. Frederic Henry.* 

Ebenezer.' 414. Walter Lee.* 


George Ancell.' ( 420. Charles* 

Silas.' I 421. Lyman.* 

Ziba.' ( 422. Adin Ballou.* 

William.' 423. Waldo E.* 


Joseph.' 439. Charles Bion.* 

Chandler.' 440. Almond F.* 

Warren 7 ( 441- Leander John.* 

^^'^'^^"- 442. Arthur W.8 

( 443. Frank E.* 

Samuel.' ( 444- George R.* 

\ 445. Alliston G." 

Edward Peter.' .... 450. Frederick N.* 

Nathaniel.' 455. Charles Edward.* 


Levi Presson.' 243. George B.' 244. Charles N.' 


24, WILLIAM,^ (William,^ William,^ William,i) b. Feb. 
7, 1704, m. at Dorchester, May 20, 1726, Joanna, dau. 
of Nathaniel and Sarah (Wales) Thayer* of Braintree, b. 
Aug. 18, 1706. She received a bequest from her father in 


Mr. Cheney was a member of the church of Mendon and 
one of those who were dismissed from that body to form 
the Milford church in 1741 ; was clerk of the Milford 
precinct from its organization till 1747. He was a joiner 
and a farmer ; a man of good faculties. He d. July 18, 1756. 

^ \X.l(ynx^ (fwruy tu^AUA^ 

His widow administered on his estate ; she m. 2'^ May 28, 
1760, Dea. Nathan Peniman. 


I. JOANNA,^ b. May 26, 1728, m. March 13, 1754, Benjamin 

II. SUSANNA,^ b. July 23, 1730, m. Robert Saunders. 

49. III. WALES,^ b. Aug. 31, 1732. 

IV. NATHANIEL,^ b. Feb. 24, 1734, d. unmarried in 1759. 

V. MARY,5 b. July 27, 1736, m. Sept. 22, ly ^7, Jesse Whitney. 

50. VI. CALEB,5 b, Jan. 12, 173S-9. 

51. VII. EBENEZER,'' bapt. July 19, 1741. 

VIII. ABIGAIL.^ b. Nov. 20, 1743, bapt. Jan. i, 1743-4, m. Dec. 9, 
1 762, John Jones. 

52. IX. WILLIAM," b. May 18, bapt. July 10, 1746. 

53. X. LEVI,^ b. Nov. 23, 1756, bapt. Jan. 2, 1757. 

25. EBENEZER,-* (William,^ Winiam,^ William i) b. 
Nov. 20, 1706, m. Hannah, dau. of Joshua and Hannah 
(Fisk) Bigelow of Weston. He resided in Mendon, is 
described as being " energetic, capable and prosperous." 

• Joanna Thayer's father was the son of Natlianiel and Hannah (Hayden) Thayer, grandson of 
Richard and Dorothy (Pray) Thayer, and son of Ricliard Thayer, senior, of Braintree, who 
came from England before 1640. Quinton Pray, Dorothy's father was one of the superintendents of 
the Pioneer Iron Works at Lynn and P.rainlree ; Nathaniel Wales, ancestor of Joanna's mother, 
was one of the honored founders of Dorchester. 


He died in early prime ; the inventory of his estate was 
exhibited July 21, 1740, appraised at £400; it included 100 
acres of land with the buildings. The widow sold the farm, 
but bought it back again after her 2'^ marriage with Ichabod 
Thayer, who aided in the administration of Mr. Cheney's 

I. J0HN,5 b. Nov. 27, 1737; d. young. 

II. SILENCE,^ b. July 27, 1740; m. Oct. 28, 1756, Seth Nelson. 
Oct. I, 1757 they receipted for a sum of money from Ichabod 
Thayer, administrator of her father's estate. 

26. JACOB,^ (Benjamin,^ Winiam,^ William,i) b. in 
Dorchester, May 24, 17 19, m. in Boston, Oct. 8, 1741, 
Elizabeth Beal of Boston. 

He sold his share in his father's Dorchester property in 1758, 
residing then in Boston, and described as a "bricklayer." 

27. Capt. JOSEPH,* (Josiah,3 Joseph,^ William,i) b. in 
Medfield Aug. 18, 1709, m. i^S April 8, 1731, Margery, dau. 
of Ebenezer and Hannah (Clark) Mason, b. Jan. 5, 1704, 
(a sister of his step-mother.) He m. 2'\ Oct. 21, 1736, 
Abigail, dau. of Ephraim Warren, of Killingl}^, Conn, and 
resided there a few years, his father-in-law having presented 
him with a tract of land there. He returned to Sturbridge, 
where he had established himself in his early married life. 
He was one of the selectmen in 1739 and a man of ability 
and reputation. He d. Oct. 3, 1779. Jacob Corey's record 
[Reg. April, 1897,] says he died " with a tremendous vomit- 
ing." His son Nathan and his son-in-law Elijah Plimpton 
were appointed administrators Aug. 21, 1793. His estate 
was large and heirs numerous, and the time of settlement 
long. The widow d. Jan. 22, 1799. 

I. AZUBA,^ b. May 30, 1731, m. Dec. 22, 1757, Benjamin Scott. 
Children: (i) Sarah Scott, b. Oct. 9, 1758; (2) Joseph Scott, b. 
May 5, 1 761 ; (3) Lydia Scott, b. April 16, 1763 ; (4) Parley Scott, 
b. July 18, 1765; (5) William Scott, b. June 23, 1767; (6) Mileni 
Scott, b. Aug. 27, 1770 ; (7) Samuel Scott, b. Jan. 12, 1773. 


II. BEULAH,^ b. Aug. ii, 1733, m. Feb. 13, i^^z, Ebenezer Dtinton 
of Wrentham. Children: (i) Molly Dunton, b. May 18, 1762 ; 
(2) Beulah Dunton, b. Dec. 1 1 , 1 764 ; (3) Jerusha Dunton, b. 
March 2, 1767; (4) Benj. Dunton, b. Feb. 23, 1769; (5) Keziah 
Dunton, b. April 9, 1771 ; (6) Henry Dunton, b. April 9, 1773. 

III. MARGERY,^ b. July 22, 1735. 

IV. HANNAH,^ b. — , m. on the same day as her sister Azuba, Dec. 

22, 1757, WilliiiJii Janes, of Brimfield. Children: (i) William 
Janes ; (2) Cheney Janes ; (3) Cynthia Janes ; (4) Hannah Janes ; 
(5) Simon Janes; (6) Lovina Janes. 

V. ABIGAIL,5b. July 25, 1740, at Killingly, Conn., m. Dec. 19, 1762, 
Adam Martin. Children: (i) Zeruiah Martin, b. May 19, 1763; 
(2) Walter Martin, b. Dec. 15, 1764; (3) Sarah Martin, b. April 
19, 1767; (4) Abigail Martin, b. Aug. 27, 1772; (5) Elizabeth 
Martin, b. Nov. 23, 1774; (6) Mary Martin, b. May 13, 1777. 
Mrs. Abigail (Cheney) Martin, d. at Martinsburg, N. Y. Aug. 9, 

54. VI. JOSEPH,^ b. in 1742. 

55. VII. REUBEN,^ b. in 1744. 

VIII. MARY,5 b. Tune 30, 1746, m. July 25, 1769, Elijah Plimpton. 
Children: (i) Reynolds Plimpton, b. Nov. 18, 1769; (2) Elisha 
Plimpton, b. Dec. 19, 1771 ; (3) Louisa Plimpton, b. Feb. 23, 
1774; (4) Elijah Plimpton, b. April i, 1776; (5) PoU}' Plimpton, 
b. Oct. 16, 177S; (6) Daniel Plimpton, b. March 16, 1781 ; (7) 
Joseph C. Plimpton, b. Sept. 4, 1783; (8) Parley Plimpton, b. 
July 27, 1785. 
IX. PENUEL,^ b. June 17, 174S, m. Jerusha Mann, and d. without 
issue. Penuel Cheney from Windham, Conn, was a surgeon i 
month upon the Lexington alarm ; afterward surgeon's mate of 
3<i Conn. regt. and served at Cambridge through 1775. Ap- 
pointed full surgeon Oct. 4, 1775, cashiered by Court-Martial 
Nov. 22, 1775, but appointed surgeon of Col. Johnson's regt. 
Jan. 7, 1778 and surgeon of Col. McLellan's regt. for i year's 
ser\-ice from March, 1778. [Conn. Archives.] His widow d. in 
Windham Feb. 25, 1833, aged 82. 

X. ELIZABETH,""' b. May 22, 1750; m. Sept. 25, 1766, Satnuel 

Freeman. Children: (i) Chloe Freeman, b. Jan. 23, 1767; (2) 
Ebenezer Freeman, b. Feb. 1 5, 1 76S ; (3) Chester Freeman, b. 
Feb. 5, 1770; (4) Samuel Freeman. 

XI. ZERUIAH,'^ b. Jan. 23, 1752. 
56. XII. NATHAN,^ b. Oct. 7, 1754- 


28. JOSIAH,4 (josiah,3 Joseph,^ William i) b. in Medfield 
Feb. 15, 1723-4, m. May 20, 1752, Thankful, dau. of Solo- 
mon and Mar}^ (Lovell) Clark, b. Feb. 13, 1732-3. 

He settled in Holden ; was mentioned in the town census 
of 1760, with 8 in his family. Was a citizen of good stand- 
ing, a supporter of his country's cause and the church. He 
d. Sept. 24, 1815 ; Mrs. Cheney d. Dec. 3, 1815. 


57. I. J0SIAH,5b. April 18, 1753. 

58. n. SIM0N,5 b. Nov. 14, 1755. 

59. ni. SOLOMON CLARK,^ b. June 27, 1758. 
IV. THANKFUL,5 b. Nov. 20, 1760. 

60. V. EBENEZER,5 March 14, 1763. 

VI. ANNATIA,^ b. Apr. 25, 1766; m. Dec. 7, 1786, Jo/ham Ball, of 

VII. HANNAH,^ b. Aug. 7, 1768 ; m. Sept. 17, 17S8, Nathan Chaffin. 

61. viii. J0SEPHUS,5 b. Aug. 11, 1777. 

29. TIMOTHY,* (Josiah,3 joseph;2 William,i) b. in Med- 
field Oct. 10, 1726, m. June 2, 1775, Hephzibah Herring; 
she d. Nov. 24, 1805. He resided in Medfield; was one of 
the selectmen in 1760. 

He marched on the Lexington alarm in Capt. Eph. 
Chenery's co., Col. John Smith's regt. and served 3 days. 
He did occasional services in 1776, receipting for pay there- 
for [Mass. Arch. 76,172]. Served in Capt. Mann's co., 13 
days; marched Dec. 8, 1776 to Providence and Warwick, 
R. I. Was drafted for U. S. Army May 8, 1777, and paid 
money in lieu of service. Served afterward 4 days in Capt. 
W™. Greenleaf's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. from Aug. 
22, 1777. 

He gave a part of his property to his son Ebenezer by 
deed Jan. 30, 1806. He d. April 17, 1810. His estate was 
distributed to his children, Timothy, Josiah and Joseph 
Cheney, Lucy Gilbert, widow of Samuel H. Gilbert, and 
Hannah Danielson, wife of Lothario Danielson. 


I. HANNAH,^ b. July 31, 1777, d. April 20, 1779. 

II. LUCY,^ b. Sept. 17, 1778; m. April 2, 1795, Sanniel H. Gilbert. 

62. HI. EBENEZER,5 b. June 29, 1780. 

IV. HANNAH,^ b. July 3, 1782; m. Dec. 4, 181 7, Dr. Lotha7-io 
Danielson, who came from N. Y. about 1800; rem. to Michigan. 

63. V. TIMOTHY,^ b. Aug. 24, 1784. 

64. VI. J0SIAH,5 b. March 25, 1786. 
dl. VII. JOSEPH,^ b. Nov. 29, 1 791. 

30. SAMUEL,* (Josiah,3 Joseph,^ William,i) b. Jan. 22, 
1729-30, m. May 15, 1766, Olive, dau. of Seth and Sarah 
(Pratt) Wight, b. Aug. 21, 1743. He resided in Dedham 
and in Dover. He d. Nov. 11, 1797, Mrs. Cheney d. Sept. 
6, 1804. His estate was apprized at $3592.55. 


66. I. SIM0N,5 b. March 25, 1767. 

II. S ARAH,5 b. Feb. 1 1 , 1 769, d. Nov. — , i ^TJ. 

III. SAMUEL,^ b. Oct. 27, 1772, d. Feb. 29, 1776. 

IV. LUTHER,5b. June 2, 1775, d. in Philadelphia, Pa. Nov. 6, 1800. 

67. V. SAMUEL,5 b. Jan. 30, 1777. 

68. VI. CALVIN,5 b. I779- 

VII. OLIVE, » b. Jan. i, 1781, d. Aug. 26, iSoo, and her portion of 
her father's estate was distributed Feb. 3, 1801, to "the heirs of 
Luther Cheney, to Samuel, Calvin and Simon Cheney, they being 
brethren of the deceased." We have no particulars respecting 
Luther's " heirs." 

31. LEVI,* (Ephraim,3 Joseph^, William,^) b. in Med- 
field Jan. 21, 1729-30, m. Jan. 21, 1752, Mehitable Morse, 
of Walpole, where he had been a taxpayer already a year. 
He enlisted in Capt. Ezekiel Plimpton's co. of Col. Harris' 
regt. Sept. 25, 1777, and served at Rhode Island i month 
and 7 days. He did other service during that year, we know, 
for the town of Walpole recorded him as having served "3 
months in 1777," for which he received £7. — los. He was 
also a private in Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. Haws's 
regt. ; service from Aug. 4, 1778, to Aug. 26, 1778, 22 days, 


at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Wrentham. He re- 
enlisted for 3 months, July 28, 1781, described as " Levi 
Cheney of Walpole, 50 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, of 
light complexion, grey hair and grey eyes " ; served in 
Capt. John Lincoln's co. of Col. Joseph Webb's regt. ; was 
discharged Nov. 29, 1781. He d. in Medfield. 


I. ASA,^ b. Sept. 29, 1752; he marched from Medfield (adjacent 
town to Walpole) on the Lexington alarm, and served 1 1 days 
in Man's co. of Greaton's regt. 
n. ABIGAIL,^ b. March 4, 1754, m. Holland Wood. 
ni. MARY,^ b. Oct. 9, 1755, m. in i-jgg, James Allen. 
IV. MEHITABEL,5 b. April 26, 1757, m. in 1775, Holland Wood. 
v. TAMAR,^ b. Feb. 25, 1759, i^- i^^ ^777, Elihn Lawrence. 

, b. Sept. 12, 1761,', 
VII. PRISCILLA,5J ^ [d. Jan. 30. 1764. 

Aquila enlisted from Walpole when a stripHng of 16. He 
served in Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; service 
from Aug. 4, 177S, to Aug. 26, 1778, 22 days, at Rhode Island. 
Roll sworn to at Wrentham. He enlisted again at 18, and did 
good service as a Revolutionary soldier ; was described as " 5 ft. 
5 inches high," " of light complexion," July 2, 1 780, when he 
joined Capt, Phinehas Parker's co. at Springfield, for six months ; 
and passed muster under Brig. Gen. Patterson, at Camp Totto- 
way, Oct. 25, 1780. He was discharged Dec. 3, 17S0. Enlisted 
again Sept. 30, 1782, and served at Hull, etc. till Oct. 24, 1782, 
in Capt. John Baxter's co., Maj. Job Cushing's regt. ; did duty 
at Hull. 

N. B. This unusual name appears in Baltimore, Md. 
about the 5'ear 1790. 

VIII. PRISCILLA,5 b. Jan. 8, 1764. 

IX. LEVI,5 1 

^ „,„., , - rb- Oct. II, 1765. 
X. LEVINA,° J ' / J 

There is some reason to think that this boy is the "Levi 
Cheney" who enlisted March 3, 1784, and was in service 3 
months; otherwise the record may belong to the father who was 
by that time quite a veteran. 
XI. 0LIVE,5 b. June 9, 1770. 
xii. TRYPHENA,5 b. Aug. 10, 1773. 


32. JOSEPH,4(Ephraim,3Joseph,2 William,!) b. April 17, 
1743, m. i*S Sept. 22, 1774, Margaret, dau. of Noah and 
Rebecca Clark, b. Nov. 12, 1749; ^^^ ^- March 2, 1776. 
He m. 2'\ [intention filed in INIedfield April 18, 1778] Sarah 
Day of Attleboro. He was in Capt. Ephraim Chenery's co., 
Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; a/so, Capt. Sabin Mann's 
company book ; entries dated July 3 and July 8, 1776, stating 
that said Cheney was absent when Medtield militia assembled 
to complete the number of men to reinforce the Continental 
Army ; also Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medtield militia ; 
return of train band with equipments dated June 10, 1776; 
age, 32 yrs. ; reported detached May 27, 1776; enlisted into 
the army July — , 1776; a/so, receipt dated Aug. 28, 1776, 
signed by Samuel Cowel, for the enlistment of said Cheney 
who was hired to go into the army ; a /so Capt. Sabin Mann's 
CO. of Medheld militia. Col. Wheelock's regt. ; list of men 
drafted to march to Providence, R. I., to serve under Gen. 
Spencer, agreeable to a warrant issued by Col. Ephraim 
Wheelock, April 15, 1777; marched April 22, 1777; dis- 
charged May 10, 1777 ; returned June 12, 1777 ; service, 20 
days ; a/so, same co. ; list of men drafted to serve for i month 
at or near Bristol, R. I., in consequence of a warrant issued 
by Lieut. Col. Benjamin Haws, dated Wrentham, July 14, 
1777, agreeable to order of Brig. Lovell ; reported service on 
this draft, 36 days; a/so, receipt dated Feb. 5, 1778, signed 
by Maj. Sabin Mann, for £3 paid by said Cheney as a fine 
for refusing to march to Rhode Island when ordered, July 

15' 1777- 

MARGARET,^ b. Feb. 26, 1776. 

33. EPHRAIM,* (Ephraim,^ Joseph,^ William^), b. Sept. 
18, 1750; m. Jan. 19, 1778, Bathsheba, dau. of Uriah and 
Bathsheba (Clark) Morse, b. May 16, 1759. He was of 


Fifth Generation. 

34, Dr. SAMUEL,5 (Lt. Ebenezer,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ 
William^) b. in Roxbury Dec. 25, 1746, m. i^*^ in Chelsea, 
Sept. 21, 1771, Hannah Hawks, b. at Lynn, Feb. 1752, who 
was the mother of all his children ; he m. 2'^ in Boston, Dec. 
29, 1790, Rebecca Bliss, b. in 1762, d. Sept. 12, 1837. On 
Jan. 24, 1764, while he was a student at Cambridge a fire 
consumed the building in which he roomed ; and he joined 
with thirteen other " inhabitants of the Colledge " in petition- 
ing the General Court to grant them money to remunerate the 
loss of books and furniture. The lists of these articles, 
rendered to the Court, are in the Archives ; and Samuel 
Cheney's, very clearly made out, tells of his losses in a 
straightforward style ; specifying, among other things, school- 
books, Bible, bed and bedding, two jackets, tea dishes and 
— " Curling Tongs" ! He graduated at Harvard College in 
1767 ; studied medicine. Owned the covenant in Roxbury 
Aug. 20, 1769. Practised in Walpole some years, though 
retaining some interests at Roxbury. On the breaking out 
of the Revolution April 19, 1775, he marched as a private in 
Seth Bullard's co., Col. John Smith's regt. and served 5 days. 
He did 6 months duty in some capacity in 1776. He served 
as surgeon of Col. Wm. Turner's regt. in the Rhode Island 
service three months from Aug. 18, 1781 ; also in Col. Solo- 
mon Lovell's regt. for 3 months, 18 days. Signed pay-roll 
Nov. 15, 1782. In March, 1785 the authorities of Boston es- 
tablished what they called a "Writing School," intermediate 
between the primary schools and the "Grammar Schools" 
(where both English and Latin Grammar were taught.) Dr. 
Samuel Cheney was elected master of this school, whose 
location was a little south of the Common: had 81 pupils. 
He was charged to hear the children read the Scriptures 
occasionally, to teach them the Catechism once a week, and 
to instruct them regularly in writing and Arithmetic. No 


children were admitted under 7 years. He was in the service 
of the city in this line many years. He d. in Cambridgeport 
Nov. 13, 1820; his funeral took place at the house of Capt. 
Robert Gray. He was buried in the " Granary" ground in 
one of the tombs. 

I. SAMUEL,'' b. Nov. 25, 1772, d. at Jamaica, W. I. in iSoi, much 

lamented. No issue, 
n. EBENEZER,'' b. April 25, 1774, became a sea-captain; d. at 
Roxbury, notice of death in Boston Chronicle of Oct. 8, 1807. 
No issue. 
III. HANNAH,*' b. Aug. 28, 1776, m. Sanniel WilUajns of Boston, b. 
Feb. II, 1772, d. Aug. 25, 1S08. She d. in Onondaga, N. Y. 
Jan. 12, 1S53. Children: (i) Sarah Davis Williams, b. Oct. 24, 
1 80 1, m. John Griggs, and had children, of whom the artist 
Samuel Griggs is one. (2) Rev. Samuel Williams, Jr., b. July 
2, 1803, m. April 14, 1834, Temperance, dau. of Asa and Sarah 
(Seabury) Mayo; grad. Harvard Univ. and Andover Theol. Sem. ; 
was minister of Congregational churches at Brewster 14 years, 
at Onondaga, N. Y. 3 years, lived afterward at St. Paul Minn, 
where he d. Oct. 21, 1884. Children: [i.] Alice Temperance 
Williams, b. June 8, 1842, d. March 31, 1883, [ii.] Samuel 
Cheney Williams, b. at Onondaga, N. Y. Nov. i, 1844, m. Aug. 
8, 1877, Myra Alden, eighth in descent from John and Priscilla 
Alden of Plymouth, [iii.] Amanda Williams, m. George Savage, 
and had George A. Savage, Amanda W. Savage, Edward Savage, 
Caroline Savage and Charles Savage. (3) Amanda Williams, b. 
April 16. 1807, d. Jan. 3, 1808. 

IV. ELIZABETH,^ b. May 22, 1778, m. i*' Aug. 31, 1797, Capt. 
Joseph Clark, Jr. of Boston. He d. Sept. i, 1802. She m. 2^^, 
in i^o"], James Blake. Child of first marriage; Joseph Eliot 
Clark, b. in 1798, m. April 14, 1822, Mary Reed, and d. Sept. 9, 
1 825, leaving a daughter, Elizabeth Eliot Clark. 

V. NABBY,« b. June 3, 1781, m. i^' [pub. in Boston April 10, 

1800,] John Osborn Watts, of Portland, Me.; m. 2*^, [pub. 
Charlestown Sept. 21, 1806,] I^enjaviin Bnrchstead. Children: 
(i) Ebenezer Cheney Burchstead, b. Oct. 3, 1807, (2) Benj. 
Breum Burchstead. b. April 28, 1809, (3) George Washington 
Burchstead, b. Dec. 26, 1810. 
VI. MARY," [or Polly,"] b. March 4, 17S3, m. [pub. in Boston April 

24, 1 80 1,] James Mills. 
vil. NANCY," b. Nov. 14, 1784, m. April 25, 1805, Benjamin Gray. 


35. THOMAS,^ (William,4William,3Thomas,2 William,!) 
b. Feb. 13, 1719, m. March 25, 1747, Deborah Parker. He 
spent his life in Roxbury. There he and his wife " owned the 
covenant" Feb. 26, 1749, and lived reputable, efficient lives. 
Their names are affixed to quite a number of deeds of land, 
showing that they handled considerable property. He d. 
Feb. 22, 1808, and she followed Nov. 7, 181 2, at the age of 
85 years. His son Thomas administered on his estate. 


I. WILLI AM,5 b. April 7, 1749, d young. 

69. n. TH0MAS,5 b. July 7, 1751. 

III. MARY,5 b. Jan. 10, 1753. 

IV. WILLI AM,5 bapt. Jan. 26. 1755, d. soon. 

70. V. WILLI AM,5 b. April 16, bapt. May 2, 1756. 
VI, TIM0THY,5 bapt. "privatim " April 26, 1758. 

VII. BETHIAH,5bapt. Dec. 27, 1761. 

36. OLIVER,^ (Abiel,4 William,^ Thomas,^ William,i) 
b. in Pomfret, Conn. Oct. 9, 1722, m. Hannah. 

He resided in Pomfret, Conn. 

I. REBECCA,« b. Feb. 27, 1745. 

II. BETHIAH,6 b. Dec. 19, 1747, m. in Windham, Conn. April 12, 
1770, BetijatJiiti FlitU. 

III. WALD0,6 b. July 7, 1749. 

IV. ELIJAH,6b. May i, 1751. 

V. HANNAH,6b. March 14, 1753. 
VI. SARAH,6 b. Feb. 19, 1755. 
vn. J0HN,6b. Nov. 29, 1756. 
VIII. HAYWARD,«b. Sept. 2, 1758. 
IX. June 11, 1760. 
X. 0LIVER,6 b. March 29, 1762. 

71. XI. CORNELIUS,^ b. Oct. 22, 1764. 
xn. ZECHARIAH,6 b. April 16, 1768. 


37. ABIEL,5 (Abiel,^ William,3 Thomas,^ William,i) 
b. in Pomfret, Conn. April 13, 1725, m. in Brooklyn, Conn. 
March 13, 1746, Sarah Holland. 

Abiel received a present of a tract of land in Pomfret 
from his uncle, William Cheney of Roxbury, Dec. 24, 1746. 
He continued to reside in the town after his marriage. 


72. I. THOMAS,«b. Jan. 26, 1747. 

73. n. ABIEL,6 b. Jan. 8, 1748-9- 
ni. MARAH,6 b. Dec. 28, 1750. 

38. DANIEL,5 (Abiel,4 Wimam,^ Thomas,^ William,i) 
b. in Pomfret, Conn. Dec. 25, 1728, m. June 23, 1757 
Zerviah Paine. 

He resided in Pomfret, Conn, until after the Revolution, 
when he removed to Pittstown, Renssalaer co., N, Y., then 
to Eller}', Chautauqua co. N. Y. where he " located" a tract 
of 500 acres upon the shore of Chautauqua Lake, nearly 
all of which stands in the Cheney name to-day. He was 
a man of herculean frame with large head and massive 
features. He signed his will Dec. 6, 1815, and added a 
codicil Sept. 10, 1818. He died in October, 1818. 


I. DANIEL/' b. Sept. 10, 1757. Unmarried. Was a Revolutionary 
soldier; a school-teacher in Kens. co. N. Y., and d. there. 

74. II. WILLIAM," b. June 19, 1759. 

III. LUCY,* b. May 7, 1761, m. i^' a Mr. Cununbis, 1^, a Mr. Curtice^ 
resided near Coburg, Canada. Children: (i) David Cummins, 
(2) Benjamin Cummins, (3) Polly Cummins, (4) Comfort Curtice, 
(5) John Curtice, (6) Thomas Curtice, (7) Thomas Curtice, (8) 
Hiram Curtice. 

75. IV. LEMUEL," b. June 10, I 763. Resided in Cincinnati. 

V. MARAH," b. March 20, 1765, d. in Ellery, N. Y. in 1836. 
VI. NATHAN," b. about 1766, was drowned in Lake Champlain. 

76. VII. SAMUEL," b. about 1767. 

77. vin. JONATHAN," b. March 10, 1769. 


IX. ALBIGENCE,*^ b. about 1771. He lived a bachelor on the farm 

at EUery till the death of his sister; d. at Galena, 111. 
X. REBECCA,^ b. in Killingly, Conn. Aug. 14, i 773, married N'aJuiDi 
Aldrich; she d. at Busti, N. Y. in 1836, leaving one child: 
Catharine Cheney Aldrich, who m. in 1819 George Stoneman, 
and had eight children, the eldest being [i.] George Stoneman, Jr. 
who became so distinguished as a General and Governor. Born 
at Busti, N. Y. Aug. 8, 1822, he graduated at West Point Mili- 
tary Academy in 1846; served in the Mexican War; attained 
the rank of captain in the regular army at the opening of the 
War of the Rebellion. Stood fast for the Union and entered 
heartily into its service; was promoted to Brigadier General, 
and became chief of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac. Such 
were his abilities and services that he was elevated to the rank 
of Major General, and entrusted with the command of an army 
corps. At the close of the war he was appointed military gov- 
ernor of Tennessee, afterward of Virginia. Later, having made 
his home in California he was chosen governor of the state and 
served from 1883 till 1887. He d. at Buffalo, N. Y, Sept. 5, 
1894. [ii.] Richard Stoneman, b. in 1826, d. in 1848, [iii.] Byron 
Stoneman, b. in 1828, d. at Lakewood, N. Y. leaving dau. 
Julia Stoneman who m. William E. Long of Buffalo, N. Y., 
Ruth Stoneman who m. Alton Sherman of Lakewood, N. Y., 
and Clara Stoneman who m. Prof. Harris of Cornell University, 
[iiii.] John T. Stoneman, b. at Ellery, N. Y. in 1831, grad. 
Williams Coll. in 1856; has resided at McGregor and Cedar 
Rapids, la.; a lawyer, state senator, judge of superior court, 
m. Caroline, dau. of Judson Smithland of Lakewood, N. Y. and 
has daughter Catharine Stoneman, b. April 24, 1862, m. John 
Harper Long, prof, of Chemistry in Northwestern University, 
Chicago, 111. Mrs. Long has kindly suppHed the facts for this 
paragraph, [v.] Rebecca Cheney Stoneman, b. in 1834, d. at 
Alhambra, Cal. in 1893. [vi.] Mary Jane Stoneman, resides in 
Alhambra, Cal. [vii.] Kate Stoneman developed a strong legal 
mind and studied law ; was the first woman admitted to the bar 
in the state of New York, and has earned many honors as a 
lawyer; resides at Albany, N. Y. [viii.] Charlotte Stoneman, 
m. Hon. B. H. Williams of Buffalo, N, Y. who has been a state 

40. WILLIAM,^ (Joseph,^ Benjamin,^ Thomas^, 
William, 1) b. in Newbury, Sept. 8, 1741, m. April 17, 1763, 
Elizabeth Sweet, b. Nov. 24, 1745. 


He enlisted from Newbury when a mere boy, in Capt. 
W'". Davenport's co. of Infantr}-, for service in the French 
war. Was reported at Louisbm-g June 13, 1759. He mar- 
ried at Newburv and removed very soon to an island in Pass- 
amaquoddy Bay, called Indian Island. After residing there 
a number of years he made his residence at St. Andrews and 
later on the Island of Grand Menan, all in the province of 
New Brunswick. When he went to Grand Menan it was in- 
habited by Indians who drove off the first families. But by 
liberal treatment he won their friendship and secured a per- 
manent footing. He was a ver}^ respectable farmer and 
fisherman. He d. in April, 1803. 



78. I. EBENEZER,« b. Feb. 24, bapt. April 15, 1764. 

II. WILLI AM,8 b. April 3, 1766, d. at Grand Menan, N. B. 

79. III. SAMUEL,'^ b. Sept. 8, 1768; was lost at sea. 
So. IV. EDMUND,6 b. July 9, 1770. 

v. ELIZABETH,^ b. July 11, 1772, m. i^t Mr. Thompson, z^ Mr. 

McDonald ; lived at Jonesport, Me. 
VI. SUSANNA/' b. Jan. 9, 1775, m. i** Isaac N^ewton. Children: (i) 
Elizabeth Newton, (2) Philip Newton, (3) Hannah Newton. She 
m. 2^1 lYathaniel Bancroft. Children : ( i ) Augustus Bancroft, 
(2) Sidney Bancroft, (3) Henry Bancroft, (4) Alonzo Bancroft, 
(5) Elmira Bancroft, (6) Sarah Bancroft. 
VII. MARY,*"' b. April 2, 1777, m. Levi Richardson. Children: (i) 
Edmund Richardson, (2) Aaron Richardson, (3) Drown Rich- 
ardson, (4) Mary Richardson, (5) Charlotte Richardson, (6) 
Ebenezer Richardson, (7) Jane Richardson. 
VIII. HANNAH,'>b. June 22, i 779, m. James Flagi^. Son : Josiah Flagg. 
IX. A Daughter, b. July 29, 1781. 

X. SARAH," b. Feb. 16, 1783, m. John Ingalls. Children: (i) 
Samuel Ingalls, (2) William Ingalls, (3) Charles Ingalls, (4) 
Alden Ingalls, (5) David Ingalls. 
XI. RUTH," b. April 23, 1785, m. William Gaston. Children :(i) 

Edmund Gaston, (2) Aaron Gaston. 
XII. BARBARA,"—" the first white child born on Grand Menan " — 
b. June 27, 1786, m. \^^ John Cole. Children: (i) Ruth Cole, (2) 
John Cole, (3) Drown Cole. She m. 2'' Mr. Swett. 
81. XIII. MOSES," b. Jan, 16, 1790. 


4 I . THOMAS, 5 (Joseph,* Benjamin,3Thomas,2 William,!) 
b. [place and date not known,] m. in Cambridge, Feb. 22, 1787, 
Hannah, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah (Manning) Hill. 

Hailing from Granville, Washington co. N. Y. they 
deeded away their share in her father's Cambridge property 
Jan. 23. 1805. [Not traced further.] 

42. THOMAS,^ (John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William,i) 
b. in Roxbury May 20, 175 1, m. May 18, 1769, Eunice, 
dau. of Amos Gleason, of Charlton, b. Feb. 9, 1752. 
She d. Feb. 18, 1833. He went when quite young to his 
uncle. Col. Thomas Cheney of Dudley, and was almost a 
son to him and his wife. He resided in that portion of 
ancient Dudley which was afterward included within the 
limits of Southbridge ; and there all his children were born. 
He d. May 20, 1835. 


83. I. J0HN,6 b. Nov. 19, 1769. 

84. n. THOMAS," b. July 21, 177 1. 

ni. SALLY,6 b. Aug. 6, 1773; m. i^S Ruggles Morse, 2'^, Oliver 
Morse ; d. May 2, 1843. 

IV. MARY, [Polly] ,6 b. Aug. 18, 1775, d. Nov. 7, 1796. 

V. LUCY,6 b. Jan. 18, 1778, m. in 1802 Benjajnin Morse; d. at 

Norwich, N. Y. Feb. 17, 1859. Children: (i) Cheney Morse, 
b. Oct. 30, 1803 ; (2) David Morse, b. Oct. 13, 1805; (3) Maria 
Morse, b. Sept. 18, 1807; (4) Lucy Morse, b. Feb. 8, 1810; (5) 
Dudley Morse, b. July 14, 1815; (6) Henry L. Morse, b. Sept. 
22, 1 818; (7) John Cheney Morse, b. Sept. 29, 1821. They 
lived at Eaton, N. Y. till 1846, then removed to Norwich, N. Y, 

85. VI. LE0NARD,6b. March 18, 1780. 

86. VII. J0EL,6 b. March 3, 1782. 

87. VIII. HIRAM,6 b. March 3, 1784, 

88. IX. CHARLES,^ b. Nov. 9, 1786. 

X. EUNICE," b. July 22, 1789, m. Wealthy Crover; d. July 20, 
1864. Children: (i) Adeline Crover, b. Jan. 28, 1810; (2) 
Sarepta Crover, b. Nov. 16, 181 5; (3) Amanda Crover, b. Jan. 
28, 1818 ; (4) Sarah Ann Crover, b. March 31, 1820; (5) Charles 
C. Crover, b. Oct. 31, 1822; (6) Maria Louisa Crover, b. July 
18, 1825; (7) Mary Eliza Crover, b. Nov. 24, 1829; (8) Henry 
Stone Crover, b. Feb. 17, 1831. 


XI. CLARISSA,^ b. July 31, 1791, m. Daniel Steere, of Woodstock, 
Ct. ; d. Feb. 23, 1842. Children: (i) Thomas C. Steere, b. 
Oct. 27, i8i7;(2) William Steere, b. July 29, 1820; (3) John 
Steere, b. Nov. 5, 1825 ; (4) Marietta Steere, b. Sept. 27, 1828; 

(5) Rosalinda C. Steere, b. July 29, 1831 ; (6) Lydia Steere. 
b. Sept. 30, 1833. 

XII. HANNAH,^ b. May 12, 1793, m. Jan. 28, 1813, Erastiis Bolles j 
d. at Smithville, N. Y, March 26, 1847. Children: (i) 
Hannah C. Bolles, b. Jan. 12, 1814; (2) Lemuel Bolles, b. July 
25, 1816; (3) Julia Ann Bolles, b. April 11, 181 9; (4) Erastus 
Bolles, b. March 9, 1821 ; (5) David Bolles, b. March 4, 1823 ; 

(6) Zebina C. Bolles, b. May 28, 1825 ; (7) George W. Bolles, b. 
July 20, 1827; (8) Lucy Maria Bolles, b. Dec. 10, 1829; (9) 
Mary Jane Bolles, b. June 22, 1S32 ; (10) Eunice Adeline Bolles, 
b. Nov. 22, 1834. 

43. EBENEZER,5 (William,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam, i) b. May 23, 1740, bapt. at Ashford, Conn. July 
25, 1742, m. in Ashford, March 2, 1760, Priscilla, dau. of 
Seth and Abigail Lyon, b. March 22, 1741. 


I. SILENCE,6 b. and d. Oct. 9, 1760. 

II. MARY,«b. Feb. 16, 1762. 

III. WILLIAM,6b. April 12, 1765. 

IV. RUTH,6b. April 7, 1767. 

V. EBENEZER,6b. Aug. 6, 1769. 
VI. J0HN,8 b Aug. II, 1772. 

VII. JOSEPH,G b. Oct. II, 1774. 

VIII. PERCEY,« (dau.) b. Nov. 10, 1778. 

45. BENJAMIN,^ (William,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam,^) b. in Ashford, Conn. June 10, bapt. June 25, 
1744, m. May 30, 1765, Abigail, dau. of John Parry, b. 
May 5, 1745. He continued to reside in Ashford. His 
wife d. Sept. 21, 1790. 

I. MEHITABLE,« b. Sept. 26, 1765. 

II. HULDAH,6 b. Sept. 9, 1767. 

III. THOMAS," b. June 24, 1769. 
89. IV. DANIEL," b. June 9, 1771. 


90. V. ABIEL,'' b. Aug. 10, 1773. 

VI. ELIZABETH,6 b. Aug. 27, 1775 
VII. BENJAMIN,6b. Sept. 12, 1777. 
VIII. NABBY,6 b. May 17, 1779. 

91. IX. J0HN,6 b. Aug. 17, 1781. 

X. HANNAH,6 b. Nov. 19, 1783. 

XI. WILLIAM,6b. Feb. 17, 1785. 

XII. RUTH,6b. July 31, 1788. 

49. WALES,5 (William/ William,^ William,^ Williami) 
b. in Mendon Aug. 31, 1732, m., Nov. 10, 1756, Sarah, 
dau. of Jonathan and Lydia (Jones) Whitney, b. 1730, d. 
Nov. 6, 1822. 

Reputed a frugal, temperate, punctiliously upright man, 
a kind neighbor. He lived in Milford just beyond the 
" Whitney place " toward " Hayden Row " ; he also owned 
some property in Orange. He d. March 27, 1825. 

In 1828, in the settlement of Wales' estate, the following 
heirs sold their shares to Alexander : Nathaniel Cheney, 
Esq., of Jamaica, Vt, with his wife, Hannah; David and 
Betsey Cheney of " Irving's Grant"; Nathan and Ruth 
Cheney and John and Lydia Corbett, of Orange ; Asa 
Cheney, of Milford ; John and Polly Hero, and Aaron and 
Emilia Hero, of Holliston. 


92. I. J0SIAH,6 b. Aug. 9, 1757. 

93. II. NATHANIEL,6 b. Oct. i, 1758. 

III. SUSANNA,^ b. Dec. 5, 1760; m. Joel Thayer; resided in 
Wyoming, N. Y. 

94. IV. DAVID,6b. Feb. 25, 1763. 

95. V. NATHAN,6b. May 4, 1765. 

VI. LYDIA,6b. May 4, 1767; m. April 6, 17^6, John Corbett, of 

96. VII. ASA,8 b. Dec. 20, 1769. 

97. vin. AM0S,8 b. Sept. 26, 1773. 

IX. ANNA,6 b. April 21, 1777 ; m. March 25, 1798, Otis Butterworth 
of Bellingham ; rem. to western New York. 

98. X. ALEXANDER,6 b. Oct. 8, 1780. 


50. CALEB,5 (William,'^ William,^ William,^ William,^) 
b. in Mendon, Jan. 12, 1738-9; m. March 9, 1758, Mary, 
dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Ammidown) Wheelock, b. 
Dec. 31, 1738. A highly respected man and citizen; first 
town clerk of Milford after its separate incorporation in 1780, 
and one of the first board of selectmen. He is said to have 
served in the French and" Indian war. On the Lexington 
alarm, April 19, 1775, he was lieutenant of the Second com- 
pany of Mendon Minute-men, who marched to the scene of 
conflict under Capt. William Jennison. The service was 11 
days. His name appears in the list of men in Capt. Gershom 
Nelson's co., dated Jul}^ 19, 1776. He was also a sergeant 
in Lieut. Seth Thayer's co., 3d Worcester Co. regt., com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler ; marched to Provi- 
dence, R. L, on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; service, i mo. 
15 days. He d. July 5, 1800 ; his widow d. March 3, 1814. 
In the distribution of his estate Sept. 5, 1801, the heirs who 
receipted for portions were these : the son Charles, with his 
wife, Sarah ; daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth Cheney, 
Marv Kimball, Hannah Carpenter; and Daniel and Sally 
Beals, grandchildren. Caleb, Jr., was the administrator. 

When the widow died, she made the following bequests : 
her golden necklace to her eldest daughter, Tryphena ; her 
worsted combs [for carding] to her daughter. Relief ; her 
third part of the meeting house pew to Olive ; the use of 
her portion of the house to Elizabeth and Olive as long as 
they should remain single ; and in the division of the remain- 
der of the estate the portion of a daughter should be double 
that of a son I She appointed Calvin executor. 


I. TRYPHENA," b. Nov. 13, 175S; m. Sept. 24, 1778, Oliver 
Smith of Holliston. 

99. II. ARTEMAS,« b. Oct. 12, 1760. 

III. MARY,^ b. Sept. 28, 1762; m. July 7, 1781, Jonathan Kimball. 

IV. RELIEF/' b. Aug. 12, 1764, m. June 25, 1784, Enos Bcal. 

100. v. CALVIN," b. April 26, 1766. 

VI. ELIZABETH," b. May 21, 1768 ; d. Jan. 4, 1810. 


loi. vii. CALEB, jr.,« b. April 3, 1770. 

VIII. OLIVE,'' b. April 14, 1772 ; m. Sept. 2. 1790, Asa Beat. 
IX. RACHEL," b. March 24, 1774 ; m. Oct. 4, iSio, Samuel Wilson. 
of Upton. 

102. X. CHARLES,6b. Aug. 22, 1776. 

XI. HANNAH,*' b. Nov. 7, 177S ; m. Elisha Carpenter oi Attleboro. 
XII. SARAH,'' b. Dec. 8, 17S0; m. April 20, 1S14, Samuel Lackey 
of Upton. 

51. EBENEZER,5 (William,^ William,^ William,^ Wil- 
liam/) b. in Mendon, July 10, baptized July 19, 1741, m. 
I®*, March 18, 1760, Abigail Thompson; she d. in Warwick, 
Jan. 16, 1776, aged 41. He m. 2'S [published Oct. 18, 
1776,] Hannah Gould; she d. Oct. 10, 1828, aged 70. He 
served in the French and Indian War ; enlisted from Mendon 
April 27, 1760, in Capt. William Jones' co. ; was dis- 
charged Nov. 26, 1760, after 30 weeks service. Roll dated 
at Boston, Feb. 25, 1760/1. He was a sergeant. [Archives 
Vol. 97, p. 384.] He was received to full communion in 
the church of Milford (formerly part of Mendon) Aug. 30, 
1767. After a few years he removed to Warwick, where he 
was at one time a member of the board of selectmen. The 
town of Warwick was divided in 1783 and the portion in 
which the Cheneys and Goodells resided was called Orange, 
and incorporated in 1810. This fact accounts for some 
statements made elsewhere. He stayed in Orange and took 
rank as a leading citizen, a tovvm officer in several instances. 
He and his wife sold in 1798 and 1824 lands in Framingham 
which had belonged to her relatives by the name of Learned. 
Mr. Cheney d. in Orange Nov. 14, 1828. 

I. ELIJAH," b. Sept. 14, d. Oct. 18, 1760. 

103. n. EBENEZER,6 b. Sept. 7, 1761. 

104. III. ELIJAH," b. April 9, 1764, bapt. May 13, 1764, "on his mother's 

account," because the father had not then joined the church. 
IV. ABNER," b. Nov. 10, 1765 ; graduated from Dartmouth College 
in 1796 ; taught, the following year, the Academy at Charleston, 
N. H., where he won great respect, and gave much promise of 


usefulness. But he died at the close of the year. An inspection 
of the inventor}' of his effects shows us his Greek Testament and 
other tokens of Theological study, and books of literary cast ; 
along with a bass viol and books of vocal and instrumental 
music. Evidently he had a versatile, talented nature, and was 
one who might have been widely beloved and greatly useful. 
Great was the mourning, we learn, over his early death. But 
surely one so in harmony with the True, the Beautiful and the 
Good, must find place and field in His loved Father's higher 
realm ! 

V. SIMEON," bapt. Dec. 29, 1767, d. in infancy. 

VI. JOANNA. 6 b. April 16, bapt. April 24, 176S, m. i^\ May 10, 
1786, Zina Goodell^ (Joseph,^ Joseph, •♦ Joseph,^ Zechariah,- 
Robert,! of Salem,) b. March 25, 1765, d. March 29, 1S14. She 
m. 2* Seth Ellis. She d. April 28, 1862, at the advanced age 
of ninety-five. Of her thirteen children four have lived to be 
over ninety and four others over eighty years of age. Children : 
(i) Joanna Goodell, b. Nov. 12, 1787, m. Moses Smith, and had 
children, [i.] Orena Smith, [ii.] Chandler Smith, [iii.] Sylvia 
Smith, [iv.] Calista Smith, [v.] Warren Smith; Mrs. Smith 
d. Sept. 27, 1884. (2) Zina Goodell, b. Aug. 15, 1789, d. in 
infancy. (3) Zina Goodell, b. July 6, 1790, m. Polly Woodward, 
and had children, [i.] Moses Goodell, [ii.] Mary Goodell, [iii.] 
Zina Goodell, [iv.] Diana Goodell, [v.] Joseph Goodell, [vi.] 
Jonathan Goodell, [vii.] Elvira Goodell, [viii.] Catharine 
Goodell. (4) Abigail Goodell, b. July 19, 1792, d. July, 1884, 
m. Peter Cheney, her mother's cousin; see No. 115. (5) Joseph 
Hopkins Goodell, b. May 10, 1794, d. Nov., 1881, m. Melinda 
Wilmarth, and had children, [i.] Joseph Goodell, [ii.] Alfred 
Goodell, [iii.] Mary Goodell. (6) Hannah Goodell, b. June 22, 
1796, d. Sept. 10, 1880, m. David Wilmarth, and had children, 
[i.] Orena Wilmarth, [ii.] Diana Wilmarth, [iii.] Laura Wil- 
marth, [iv.] Admiral Wilmarth, [v.] Martha Wilmarth. (7) 
Divine Goodell, b. Oct. 28, 1797, m. David Perry, and had 
children, [i.] Sarah Ann Perry, [ii.] Divine Perry. (8) Orena 
Goodell, b. Sept. 29, 1799, d. Aug. 12, 1801. (9) Calista 
Goodell, b. June 28, 1801, d. in 1871, m. Emery Harrington, 
and had children, [i.] Calista Harrington, [ii.] Leander "Har- 
rington, [iii.] Sarah Harrington, [iv.] Zina Harrington, [v.] 
Lyman Harrington, [vi.] Joseph Lysander Harrington. 

(10) Abner Cheney Goodell, b. at North Orange Feb. 9, 1805, 
m. at Cambridge Aug. 2, 1829, Sally Dodge, dau. of Aaron and 
Eunice Haskell, of Ipswich b. at Providence, R. I. Feb. 5, 
1804, d. at Salem Nov. 25, 1891. Children: [i.] Sarah Dodge 


Goodell, b. at Cambridge June 3, 1S30, d. Oct. 7, 1881, [ii.] 
Abner Cheney Goodell, Jr., b. Oct. i, 1831, has been president 
of the N. E. Hist, Genealogical Society, [iii.] Oliver Dodge 
Goodell, b. Jan. 29, 1833, [iv.] Eunice Dodge Goodell, twin 
with preceding, d. Sept. i, 1S47, [v.] Zina Dodge Goodell, b. 
at Ipswich Oct. 7, 1834, [vi.] Joanna Dodge Goodell, b. at 
Salem, May 19, 1838, [vii.] Mary Dodge Goodell, b. at Salem 
Sept. I, 1840, m. Capt. Lawrence G.Ward ; has very kindly fur- 
nished the foregoing details of the Cheney-Goodell family at the 
request of the compiler. On the recent ninety-second birthday 
of Mr. Abner Cheney Goodell the Salem News published a 
notice of the gentleman from which we clip the following. 

" The subject of this sketch went to Boston in February, 1826, 
and worked at his trade in Brighton and Cambridgeport. He 
became acquainted with his wife at the latter place, and after 
his marriage, built a house in which his four eldest children 
were born. 

Being of an extremely ingenious and inventive turn of mind) 
he soon attracted the attention of Professor Treadwell and 
Dr. Grenville, who were interested in machinery. For the 
former, he perfected the design of the first printing press which 
printed on both sides at the same time, and which afterwards 
became the foundation of the Hoe press. He also invented the 
present cracker machine for Isaac Lum of Cambridgeport. 
He also discovered a process for preparing steel and copper 
plates for engravers, in which he was very successful. This 
work was perfected and carried on at Ipswich, whither he had 
moved, having sold out his homestead at Cambridgeport. The 
demand for these plates ceased, and he went back to Cam- 
bridgeport in 1836. Before he returned, he worked at the 
Byfield cotton factory, and in the Lowell machine shop, where 
he helped to build the first locomotive run on the Boston & 
Lowell railroad. 

At Cambridgeport and at Boston he resumed his work on 
printing presses. He was in the employ of Otis Tufts of 
Boston, whose place was on Bromfield Street. He agreed with 
Mr. Tufts to do certain difficult work by the piece, which he 
accomplished at home by the use of machinery of his own in- 
vention. He was thereby able to do in two days what had 
formerly taken him a week. In April, 1837, Mr. Goodell came 
to Salem and commenced to work for Increase Hill at the 
machine shop which stood on the present site of the Naum- 
keag Steam Cotton mills. At this place, he worked on the 
first electric motor ever constructed. This was the invention of 


Dr. Charles Grafton Page, and it was afterwards run between 
Baltimore and Washington, D. C. In less than a year, Mr. 
Hill failed, and Mr. Goodell looked in vain for work in Boston. 
He returned to Salem, and finding Joseph Arrington making 
white lead kegs, by hand, he bargained with him to make a 
machine to saw the staves, turn the heads, and cut and punch 
the hoops. This work was accomplished, and the product was 
a great labor-saving machine. For this machine, he received 
S40, taking his pay in groceries. 

This led to his making similar machines, which were built in 
a shop in the rear of Frothingham's stove store on Front Street. 
Before these were completed, the Eastern railroad corporation 
employed him to build the first engine lathe in their repair shop, 
which was the beginning of the present extensive works. From 
that day he was never without employment. With the new 
business, came to him demands for exercise of his ingenuity in 
inventions, among which was a machine for cutting and split, 
ting shoe pegs, and one for rolling tin tubes. He also manu- 
factured tools, such as augers for boring through logs used for 
water conductors and pumps. " 

Mr. Goodell is now living with his dau. Mrs. Ward, in Salem. 

(II) Elbridge Gerry Goodell, b. May 21, 1807, m. i^t, Sept. 17, 
1829, Rebecca Read, dau. of Benjamin and Olive (Read) Dar- 
ling, b. July 19, 1811, d. May 29, 1824. He m 2'', Jan. 8, 1835, 
Phebe H. Snow, b. Aug. 7, 1805, d. Dec. 15, 1843. He m. 
3'', April 3, 1844, Marcia Maria Pickett, b. Dec. 6, 181 5, d. 
Nov. I, 1885. He has been a mechanic, an inventor of many 
labor-saving machines in connection with wood-working machin- 
ery. Although he has sustained a number of serious accidents, 
he has come through them all with remarkable vigor. He has 
reached the age of ninety years, as three of his sisters and one 
brother have done. Resides at Richmond, N. H. Children: 

[i.] Olive Goodell, b. at Troy, N. H., Aug. 22, 1830, 
(living, 1897, at Amherst, Mass.) m. at Ware, Mass., May 11, 
1 85 1, Samuel Morse (a descendant of Calvin," Phillius," John,^ 
Ezra,-* Ezra,* John,"'^ Samuel,^) a farmer, residing in Ware on 
a farm reclaimed from the forest by his grandfather; has 
represented his town in the legislature. Children:' (a) 
Carrie Maria Morse, b. May 15, 1864, d. Aug. 5, 1867. 
(b) Willard Samuel Morse, b. June 12, 1856, m. June 12, 
1879, Anna Bathsheba, dau. of Isaac Montgomery and Sarah 
Jane (Vauglian) Fisher, of Seaford, Del., b. June 14, 1857. 
Mr. resided from 1873 to 1896 in Colorado, Nevada 
and Arizona, becoming familiar with ores of the precious 


metals and the science as well as the art of crushing, sepa- 
rating, smelting, amalgamating and refining them. Has been 
at the head of various Milling and Smelting works. Is a 
member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers and 
the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical 
Engineers. Is at present General Manager of the Huatla 
Santa Ana Mining Company, at Huatla, State of Morelos, 
Mexico. Has kindly furnished the particulars for the sketch 
of his grandfather's family. Has one child, Willard Vaughan 
Morse, b. at Seaford, Del., Oct. 3, 1830. (c) Calvin Henry 
Morse, b. Sept. 13, i860, m. Nov. 14, 1889, Adelaide L., dau. 
of John and Josephine (Gantley) Sanderson, of Athens, N. 
Y., b. Jan. 14, 1866. They have two children, Josephine 
Olive Morse, b. Sept. 4, 1890, and Carl Gantley Morse, b. 
Nov. 19, 1892. (d) George Goodell Morse, b. May 23, 
1866, m. Nov. I, 1888, Emma G., dau. of Benjamin Wilbur 
and Anna (Lord) Blackwood, of Robbinston, Me., b. March 
I, 1866. They reside at Aspen, Colo. Have one child, 
George Goodell Morse. (e) Bradish Phillius Morse, b. 
March 16, 1871, m. March 17, 1892, Cora Bell, d. of Joseph 
O. and Elizabeth A. (Barnes) Wild, of Palmer, Mass., b. in 
Holyoke, Sept. 12, 1872. [ii.] Loese Goodell, b. at Swanzea, 
N. H., May 23, 1834, m. Dec. 4, 1853, Amos Adams Tucker, 
son of Simeon and Leta (Adams) Tucker of Charleston. 
They have one child, Alice Rebecca Tucker, b. April 27, 
1855, who m. March 20, 1879, Walter J. Bolles, and has 
Arthur Walter Bolles, b. Dec. 20, 1879, and Raymond Tucker 
Bolles, b. July 3, 1881. [iii.] George Elbridge Goodell, b. 
Dec. 6, 1843, d. Feb. 26, i860. 

(12) Diana Goodell, b. June 22, 18 11, d. in 1 814. (13) Jon- 
athan Goodell, b. Nov. 19, 181 2, d. Feb. 6, 1849, "^- Almira 
Richardson, and had one child, Wyman Richardson Goodell. 
VII. SARAH,6 b. Feb. 9, 1770, d. in 1779. 
VIII. and IX. Infants of brief life. 

X. ABIGAIL,^ b. , m. Sylvaniis Holbrook. 

105. XI. DANIEL,^ b. Jan. 7, 1774. 

XII. HANNAH,*^ b. Aug. 8, 1777, m, Asa Kneeland. 
XIII. SARAH, ^ b. in 1780, m. Jan. 11, 1798, Ebetiezer Eddy. 

106. XIV. JOHN,s b. Dec. 29, 1781. 

XV. BEULAH,8 b. Jan. 26, 1785, m. June 14, 1801, Abijah Eddy^ d. 

April 3, 1853. 
XVI. SUSANNAH,^ b. May 10, 1786, m. Seth Ellis, Jr. 

107. XVII. MARK,6 b. Sept. 29, 1788. 


loS.xviii. LUKE," b. Dec. 27, 1790. 

XIX. LYDLA..^b. July 13, 1793, m. in 181 3, James Knowlton, 

109. XX. MATTHEW,« b. Feb. 13, 1795. 
XXI. SILENCE/ b. Dec. 5, 1800. 

XXII. MARY," b. Aug. 7, 1803, m. May 13, 1S22, Hiram Woodward. 

52. WILLL\M,5(William,nVilliam,3William,2 William,!) 
b. in jNIendon May 18, bapt. July 10, 1746, m. Dec. 6, 1770, 
Hannah, dau. of INIicah Bowker, of Hopkinton. He is said 
to have been a man of many good qualities. He lived in 
Mendon. In the Revolution he was a private in the " 2^ 
company of Mendon " April 19, 1775, in service at Cam- 
bridge and Roxbury ; service 12 days; also corporal in Capt. 
Samuel Warren's co. of Read's 20th regt. May 8, 1775 ; re- 
ceipted for a " bounty coat" at Roxbury Nov. 21, 1775. He 
was sergeant-major of Col. Patterson's regt. the 15"' con- 
tinental infantry Jan. I, 1776, list of men in Col. Wheelock's 
Orderly Book, dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 7, 
1776; reported promoted to Ensign, vice Ensign Johnson, 
advanced. He was 2'' lieutenant of Tisdale's co. of Greaton's 
regt., the 3'^ Mass., appointed Jan. i, 1777 ; was " regimental 
adjutant" Nov. 11, 1777. Resigned Aug. 28, 1780, but was 
mentioned on a roll of the regiment Oct. 6, 1780. He re- 
ceived a pension of $37-95 ^cr annum from x\pril 14, 1818. 
He d. Sept. 10, 1829; his wife d. Sept. 21, 1827. 


110. I. SILAS," b. Aug. 22, 1771. 

II. COMFORT," b. Jan. 15, 1774. 
III. CHLOE," b. Jan. 5, 1776. 

111. IV. JESSE," b. Jan. 15, 1778. 

112. V. WILLIAM,6 b. Feb. 4, 1 7S0. 

VI. CLARISSA," b. March 22,1782. 

113. vn. JOHN," b. Aug. 7, 1784. 
VIII. CYRENE," b. Feb. 9, 1787. 

53. LEVI,^ (William,^ William,^ William,^ William,i) b. 
Nov. 23, 1756, bapt. Jan. 2. 1757, m. i^', Mary dau. of 
John and Thankful (Underwood) Hill, of Mendon, bapt. Jan. 


18, 1756; she d. May 12, 1819, and he m. 2'^. in Warwick 
Jan. 20, 1820, Sarah Ballou, who outlived him and d. July 

19, 1862, aged 82. He d. April 11, 1847. He was a resi- 
dent of Warwick at the time of his first marriage in 1772. 

He removed to Orange at an early stage of its corporate 
existence ; was enrolled among the farmers who resided in 
the " second school district" in 1791 ; was in offices of trust; 
selectman several times, town-clerk in 1816. 


I. ESTHER,*^ b. Oct. 2, 1779 ; m. June 20, 1803 Benjajnin Mayo. 

n. MARY,6 b. July 29, 1784. 

114. ni. LEVI,« b. April 29, 1787. 

115. IV. PETER,6 b. Sept. 5. 1789. 

116. v. rSTEPHEN,6b. Jan. 30, 1795. 

VI. [ LOIS,^ b. Jan. 30, 1795, m. Jan. i, 181 6, Alexander Wheelock. 

117. vn. ALEXANDER,^ b. Aug. 17, 1797. 

VIII. AZULA PARKHURST,6 [URSULA,^] b. Jan. 11, 1821 ; m. 
Oct. 12, 1854, Franklin E. Goddard. 

118. IX. PRESSON,«b. July 11, 1823. 

54. Lieut. JOSEPH,^ (Joseph,^ Josiah,^ Joseph,2 William,i) 

b. in Killingly, Conn, about 1742, m. i^* Mary ; m. 2^ 

[published May 7, 1764] " Merscilva " Lyon, of Holland 
[South Brimfield,] who d. Nov. 2, 1787 ; he m. 3**, 
Priscilla (Gore) Rice, who survived him. He resided in 
Sturbridge. He was a sergeant in Capt. Parker's co. of 
Col. Warner's regt. April 19, 1775 ; served 14 days. He 
was second lieutenant of Capt. Joseph Sibley's co., Col. 
Danforth Keyes' regt. from June 27, 1777, six months to 
Jan. I, 1778; this service was in Rhode Island. He d. 
about 1818 ; his estate was probated July 8, 1818, and division 
made to his wife and three surviving children. 


I. REYNOLDS,*' b. Feb. 17, 1765. 
II. MATILDA,« b. Dec. 18, 1766. 

III. ALPHA,6 b. April 07. 1769. 

IV. CHLOE,« b. May 5, 1774. 
V. MARY,«b. July 15, 1776. 

55, REUBEN,5 (Joseph/ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William,i) b. 
in Killingly, Conn, in 1744, m. Olive Day. Resided in 
Sturbridge. He enlisted Sept. 26, 1777 in Capt. Benj. 
Freeman's co. of Col. Jona. Holman's regt. ; served 24 days 
in the Northern Department, under Gen. Gates ; marched 
from Sturbridge Sept. 27, 1777. 


I. SARAH,6b. Feb. 13, 1766. 

II. WILLARD,« b. Jan. 22, 1767. 

III. LUCRETIA,6 b. Aug. 9, 176S; m. Thompson. 

IV. JONATHAN,^ b. Jan. 26, 1770; d. same day. 
V. BENJAMIN, 6 b. Nov. 28, 1770; d. same day. 

VI. MATILDA,e b. July 6, 1772; m. \^\ Jere. Brackett ; m. 
2'!, Scott. 

56. NATHAN,^ ( Joseph,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William,i) b. 
in Sturbridge Oct. 7, 1754, "^- J^^Y 3' ^777' Lavinia, dau. of 
David Shumwa}', b. in Sturbridge Aug. 26, 1759, d. Aug. 
9, 1826. In 1810 he removed to Canandaigua, later to 
Martinsburg, and finally to Richmond, also in the state of 
N. Y. where he d. in July, 1826. He enlisted Dec. 10, 
1776 in Abel Mason's co. of Col, Jona. Holman's regt. and 
served 22 days at Providence, R. I. 


I. PATIENCE,*' b. Oct. 9, 1777, m. Blanchard and rem. to 

Richmond, Ind. 

119. II. PENUEL," b. May 17, 1779. 

in. ALICE," b. Aug. 22, d. Sept. 26, 1781. 

120. IV. WALTER,e b. Feb. 9, 1783. 

V. AMARYLLIS," 1). Oct. 22, 1788, m. Jan. i, 1816, Edward 
Johnson of Martinsburg, N. Y. ; d. July 9, 1850. 


121. VI. EPHRAIM WARREN,6 b. July 30, 1794. 
VII. NANCY,'^ b. Dec. 30, 1796, d. Jan. 9, 1797. 
VIII. ABIGAIL,"^ b. Jan. 21, 1799, m. Nov. 17, 1831, Edivin Cadivell, 

57. JOSIAH,5 (josiah,4 Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William, i) b. 
April 18, 1753, m. April 4, 1775, Lydia Gleason. 

He " marched from Holden on the Lexington alarm," in 
Capt. James Davis' co., Col. Doolittle's regt. ; served 19}^ 

121. JOSEPH,^ b. Aug. 15, 1775. 

58. SIMON,5 (Josiah,4 Josiah,^ Joseph,^ WiUiam,!) b. in 
Holden Nov. 14, 1755. 

He marched on the Lexington alarm, and served 11 days 
in Capt. Chenery's co. of Col. Smith's regt. He was drafted 
for service at or near New York Sept. 16, 1776; hired 
Abiather Failes of Walpole as a substitute. Was one of the 
Medfield militia who marched to Rhode Island on an alarm, 
July 22, 1777. 

59. SOLOMON CLARK,5 (Josiah,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
William,!) b. in Holden June 27, 1758, m. May 6, 1783, 
Molly Estabrook. She d. May 9, 1843, aged 83 yrs. He 
enlisted Aug. 19, 1777 in Col. Flagg's regt. and marched to 
Hadley on an "alarm"; served 5 days. Enlisted Sept. 5, 
1777 and served till Dec. 9, 1777 in Capt. Samuel Hubbard's 
CO., Col. Job Cushing's regt. Was a private in Capt. 
Nathaniel Harrington's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.; en- 
listed March 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 2 days [probably at 
Rutland]. Roll dated Holden. Again enlisted July 31, and 
served till Sept. 14, 1778, in Joshua Whitney's co., in Josiah 
Whitney's regt. 

Resided in Holden. He d. April 26, 1826. In his Will, 
which was dated May 20, 1824, and was presented for pro- 
bate June 6, 1826, he remembered his wife, Molly ; son John, 
daughter, Betsey Stratton ; and James and Delia, children of 
his deceased son, Simon Cheney. He named his son John 



123. I. J0HN,6 b. Oct. 14, 1784. 

124. II. SIM0N,6 b. Jan. 14, 1787. 

in. BETSEY,"^ b. April 18, 1790 ; m. July 3. 1814, Josiah Stratton. 

60. EBENEZER,5 (josiah,-^ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William,i) 
b. in Holden March 14, 1763, m. Feb. 26, 1792, Lydia 
Calhoun, of Petersham ; she d. April 4, 1859. 

He enlisted from Holden Jul}^ 12, 1780, in Benj. Hay- 
ward's CO. of Col. Nixon's regt. being " 17 yrs. old, 5 ft. 8 
inches high, of light complexion"; was discharged Dec. 14, 
1780. His autograph signature to pay roll is in Archives 

51,520. He was also in Jos. Eliot's co. of Wm. Thomas' 
regt. in service at Rhode Island, Aug. 19 to Dec. i, 1781. 

He removed from Tiverton, R. I. to Chesterfield, N. H. 
after the Revolution, and there received a pension for his 
services; d. April 7, 1847. 


125. I. EBENEZER,6 

126. n. J0SIAH,6 

III. LYDIA,e b. (in) 1802 ; d. May 19, 1853. 

127. IV. CLARK,6 

128. V. SIM0N,6 


130. VII. NATHAN,« 

61. JOSEPHUS,^ (Josiah,'^ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William,^) 
b. in Holden Aug. 11, 1777, m. April 23, 1799, Polly 
Hayden, of Grafton. She d. Aug. 3, 1809. He d. March 
7, 1810. 

He lived in Holden. 

I. PHILO J0SEPHUS,8 b. April 22, 1803, d. Sept. 30, 1805. 
II. TAMAR," b. Nov. 24, 1804, m. Feb. 6, 1823, Franklin Thompson. 
III. LETITIA,«b. March 25, 1807. 


62. EBENEZER,5(Timothy,4Josiah,3Joseph,2 Williami) 
b. June 29, 1780; m. June 3, 1806, Hannah, dau. of Benja- 
min and Milly (Rhodes) Plimpton, b. Nov. 21, 1784. 

He purchased land in Medfield Oct. 29, 1803, and rec'd 
of his father another tract "for love and good will," Jan. 30, 
1806. Still another tract he purchased Dec. 19, 1804. He 
sold his wrhole farm, 60 acres, to Seth Ellis Feb. 9, 181 1. 
In 1812 he bought the Capt. Oliver Capron place in Rich- 
mond, N. H. and resided there till about 1837. 

I. MARY,6 

131. 11. GUSTAVUS,6 

132. m. TIMOTHY,6 


133. VI. EBENEZER,6 
vn. ALETHIA,6 

63. TIMOTHY,^ (Timothy ,4 Josiah,^ Joseph,2 WiUiami), 
b. Aug. 24, 1784, m. Priscilla, dau. of Benjamin and Milly 
(Rhodes) Plimpton, b. Dec. 11, 1785. 

Timothy Cheney filed intention of marriage in Boston, 
Sept. 30, 1835, with Priscilla Steele. 

His home was in Medfield. 

He was a blacksmith. He d. July 3, 1846. She d. of 
consumption, July 4, 1854. 

I. TIM0THY,6b. Jan. I, 181 1, d. Oct. 19, i860: resided in Boston; 
his estate was in Probate court Oct. 29, i860. Mrs. Sarah 
Cheney of Brooklyn, N. Y. "received the estate, which amounted 
to something more than $14,000, she being the widow of the 
deceased who left no issue." 

II. LUCY,« b. April 21, 1814, m. Sept. 17, 1854, Thomas R.Kimball. 

of Boston, 
m. THER0N,6 b. Sept. 15, 181 5 ; d. Jan. 21, 1835. 
IV. MARY,6 b. Feb. 23, 1817 ; m. Stephen Temple of Augusta, Me. 

V. LEMUEL H.,6 b. Dec. 15, 1819; d. Oct. 9, 1820. 


134. VI. BENJAMIN,6b. May 11, 1821. 

• VII. HANNAH,6 b. Nov. 5, 1822 ; m. May 1,1861, Levi H. Sturtevant, 
b. in Plimpton, residing in New Bedford. 
vill. FAYETTE,^ b. Aug. 23, 1824; d. May 5, 1826. 

135. IX. WILLIAM,6b. Oct. II, 1826. 

64. JOSIAH,^ (Timothy,'^ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William^), 

b. March 25, 1786, m. Nov. 30, 1809, Sibil, dau. of 

Corson, widow of Jesse Johnson ; she d. Aug. — 1820. He 
was a carpenter, living in Medtield. He sold his homestead 
for $500 to his sister Lucy, widow of S. H. Gilbert, Sept, 5, 
1820. He d. Feb. 19, 1864. 

I. HEPHZIBAH,6b. May 12, 1810; m. Da7iiel Mank oi Sharon. 
II. SARAH ANN,6 b. April 27, 1813; m. Dec. 18, x^i^, Be^ijamin 

Hew ins. 
ni. SIBIL MARIA,6b. March 28, 1816; d. in 1881, unmarried. 
IV. MIRIAM," b. ; m. Milton Daniels of Medway. 

65. JOSEPH,^ (Timothy,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ WiUiam,!) 
b. in Medtield, Nov. 25, 1791, m. in Boston, Feb. 4, 182 1, 
Nancy Cole, b. 1798; she d. Feb. 21, 1842. 

He resided in Boston. Was a harness-maker, and after- 
ward a trimmer of chairs, trunks, &c. 
Hed. Dec. 18, 185 1. 

I. JOSEPH,« b. 1822, d. in Roxbury March 21, 1848. 

136. II. GEORGE," b. 1836. 

137. III. ALFRED A.,«b. 1841. 

66. SIMON,'M Samuel,* Josiah,3 Joseph,2 William 1) b. in 
Dedham, March 25, 1767 ; m. April 18, 1805, Nabby Wight 
of Medtield. 

He resided in Dover ; did a large amount of business, in 
which he met with reverses, which compelled the mortgaging 
(and loss) of most of his property in his later years. " Nabby," 
his widow, administered on his estate, July 5, 1825. She 
survived many years. 



138. I. SAMUEL,6b. Feb. 14, 1806. ' 

139. II. LUTHER,6 b. July 25, 1809. 

III. GEORGE C.s Resides in Medfield. Unmarried. 

IV. AMANDA, "^ b. 1816; d. Oct. 16, 1856; unmarried; estate settled 

in Dec. 1856, and division made to her brothers, Samuel, Luther, 
Simon and George C., and the two children of her sister Olive W. 
V. OLIVE WIGHT,6 m. March 23, 1835, Henry French of Mont- 
pelier, Vt. Children: (i) George Henry French, (2) Edna 
French, living in 1856. 

140. VI. SIM0N,6 b. Sept. 23, 1820. 

68. CALVIN,5 (Samuel,4Josiah,-5Joseph,2 William/) b. in 
Dedham, 1779, m. (Intention at Dover, March 3, 1805,) 
Olive, dau. of Daniel Holbrook of Sherburne, who left a 
handsome legacy to her children, — lands which realized 
$2186. Dec. II, 1799 he sold his share in his father's 
estate to his brother Simon. 

Resided in Sherburne, d. about 1829. Jonathan Battelle 
was appointed guardian of Nathaniel H. Cheney, May 5, 
1829, and the account closed when the ward attained his 
majority, April i, 1836. 

I. 0LIVE,6 


141. III. CALVIN,6 

142. IV. NATHANIEL HOLBROOK,^ b. April i, 1815. 


Sixth Generation. 

69. THOMAS,^ (Thomas,^ William,^ Winiam,^ Thomas,^ 
William, 1) b. in Roxbury July 7, 175 1, m. April 6, 1780, 
Jane, dau. of John and Jane Foster, b. March 25, 1755. 
He reached manhood just in time to comprehend and enter 
into the uprising of the Colonies against the tyrannical 
measures of George III of England ; and he was in military 


service at the opening of the war. Served as corporal i 
month and 2 days in J. Kettell's co., "Major Heath's regi- 
ment," at Boston, and as sergeant in William's co. same 
reg. Oct. 5, 1775 ; receipted for a coat Dec. 22, 1775. Was 
ensign in the 24"' Continental infantr}' Jan. i to Dec. 31, 
1776; lieut. 13*'' Mass. Nov. 13, 1777; resigned Feb. 13, 
1778. Seems to be the person who had an allowance voted 
him by the Council March 12, 1777, in J. Howard's co., 
Col. Samuel Brewer's regiment. 

He resided in Dorchester for a while after the war, and 
there his oldest child was recorded. Then he returned to 
Roxbury, where he spent the remainder of his days. He 
and his wife joined in a deed of her share in her mother's 
dower March 30, 1791. 

His widow survived until 1845 ; when, though reduced 
to narrow means, she made a will, in which she gave por- 
tions to many grandchildren, as follows: to Rebecca R., 
wife of Robert Campbell, Ebenezer G., Catharine E. and 
George S. Cheney, all of Roxbury; William Cheney of 
the city of New York ; William, James and Mary Cheney, 
residence unknown ; William Swift, of Boston, Ebenezer 
Swift, of Portland and Lewis Swift, of Philadelphia ; Wil- 
lard Onion, jr., and George Onion, of Roxbury. Of these 
George S. Cheney and George Onion were minors at the 
probating of the will, Aug. 2, 1845. Rebecca Cheney re- 
ceipted in room of her deceased son, Ebenezer ; Mary signed 
as Mary Whippen ; James, " son of Thomas who was son of 
said Jane, deceased," died before the distribution began ; so 
his share was distributed, May, 1850, to the survivors. 

I. JOHN,'' b. in Dorchester in 1783. 

143, n. THOMASJ b. in Roxbury in 1785. 

144. ni. WILLIAM," b. Nov. 28, 1789. 

IV. CATHARINE,^ b. , m. June 14, 1823, Willard Onion. 

Children : Willard Onion and George Onion, 
v. MARY,' b. , m, Swift. Children: William Swift, 

Ebenezer Swift, Lewis Swift. 


70. WILLIAM,^ (Thomas,^ William/ William,^ Thomas,^ 
William,^) b. in Roxbury Feb. 13, 1719. He seems to be 
the "William Cheny of Roxbury" who enlisted April 29, 
1775, in Morse's co. of Patterson's regiment, and served 3 
months and 9 days. 

73. WILLIAM,« (Daniel,^ Abiel,* Winiam,^ Thomas,^ 
William, 1) b. in Pomfret, Conn. June 19, 1759, m. and 
resided in Renssalaer co. N. Y. 

I. WILLIAM,'' d. of fever while on a visit to his grandfather. 
II. CLARA/ m. Abrani Ford, and removed to Wisconsin. 

75. SAMUEL,6 (Daniel,^ Abiel,* Winiam,^ Thomas,^ 

William, 1) b. in [Pomfret,] Conn. m. i^', Green; m. 2'^ 

Sally Ann Carpenter, of Harmony, N. Y. 

He removed in early life to Renssalaer co. N. Y. with his 
father ; settled in Ellery, Chautauqua co. N. Y. and there re- 
mained until after the birth of all his children except the 
youngest; finally made his home in Macoupin co. near 
Litchfield, 111. 

His eldest son, name not furnished us, became a steamboat 


145. I. JACKSON/ 

146. II. GILBERT," 


IV. REBECCA,''' m. Tho7nas Kesinger. 

Child : Joseph Kesinger, Litchfield, 111. 

147. V. DANIEL,^ 
VI. LUCY,'^ 

vn. AMY," 

76. JONATHAN,^ (Daniel,^ Abiel,^ WilHam,^ Thomas,^ 
WilHam,!) b. in Conn. March 10, 1769, m. Amy Cole, b. 
May 3, 1770, d. Jan. 27, 1865. She was a dau. of Sisson 
Cole, grand-dau. of Hugh Cole, and in the seventh genera- 
tion from James Cole who came to Plymouth, N. E. about 


At the age of 19 in company with Lemuel,^ an older 
brother, he left his father's home in Pittstown, Renssalaer 
CO., N. Y. to see something of what was then called "the 

While traveling across the Penn. mountains he was stricken 
with sudden deafness, probably induced by exposure ; but 
after some days it went as suddenly as it came. For a time 
they woi'ked at the salt works near Pittsburg, taking pay in 
salt. To realize money from this it was boated down the 
Ohio to Cincinnati and sold on time. He then enlisted in 
the government pack-horse service from Cincinnati to Ft. 
Hamilton. One night the train was surprised by Indians, 
his comrade killed (under the same blanket) beside him, but 
he reached the fort with frozen feet. He came home via 
Ky. & Va., visiting the Natural Bridge, seeing the name of 
Washington cut high up on the rock. 

He engaged in farming on leasehold land at Pittstown, 
Reus. CO. N. Y. until 1806 when he explored Chautauqua co. 
N. Y. in quest of a new home ; and in 1807 removed his 
family to the west shore of Chaut. lake, being the first family 
settled in the town of Harmony ; later he resided in James- 
town, Clearing land, farming, lumbering, and running rafts 
to Cincinnati, occupied the remainder of his active life. 

He was a man of exceptional strength and activity ; and 
was generally well informed, especially as to matters of 
history and geography and Indian tradition. He died of 
paralysis, Jan. 10, 1858, universally respected, and mourned 
by numerous descendants. 


148. I. NATHAN,'? b. July 2, 1796. 
n. BETSEY,^ b. March 14, 1798. 

ni. CLARA," b. Aug. 4, i 799. 

149. IV. CALVIN," b. Dec. 29, 1801. 

V. AMY,^ b. May 23, 1802. 

150. VI. DANIEL,' b. Sept. 14, 1805. 


VII. UNISA,'^ b. Jan. 2, 1807. m. April i, 1834, James Greene. 
Children: (i) Alfred C. Greene, m. Mary Adaline Moore, and 
has children, Carrie Greene, Myrtie Greene, William Greene, 
Anna Greene, Alfred Greene, and Martha Greene ; (2) J. 
William Greene; (3) George A. Greene, b. April 25, 1845, m. 
Hattie Pike, b. March 22, 1846, and has children, J. Algernon 
Greene, Gertrude Greene and Earle W. Greene. He is a 
farmer at Ashville, N. Y. full of interest in ancient matters as 
well as things "up to date "; has given great assistance in the 
collection of facts concerning this branch of the family. His 
mother, Mrs. Unisa (Cheney) Greene, is still spared, to give the 
light of her serene age to his home. 
151. VIII. ALFRED,'^ b. May 3, 1810. 

IX. POLLY,^ b. Jan. 17, 1812, d. March 25, 1837. 

77. EBENEZER,6 (William,^ Joseph,* Benjamm,^ 
Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Newbury, Feb. 24, 1764, m. in 
Campton, N. H. Aug. 3, 1789, Hannah Eaton, of Meredith, 
N. H. A " Mrs. Cheney" d. at Campton Jan. 14, 1832. 

He was a farmer. He returned to Newbury from New 
Brunswick whither his father had removed. Lived at New- 
buryport, at Campton, N. H. ; bought land in C. June 28, 
1785 ; bought land in New Holderness Sept. 10, 1799, and 
sold Nov. 7, 1800. Was he the " Mr. Cheney " whose death 
is recorded at C, Aug. 3, 1832? 


152. I. WILLIAM,^ b. March 20, 1790, 
n. BETSEY,^ b. Sept. 17, 1791. 

153. HI. ELI AS EATON,'^ b. May 30, 1793. 
IV. HANNAH," b. June 7, 1795. 

154. V. EBENEZER,'^ b. April 5, 1797. 

79. EDMUND,6 (William,^ Joseph,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
William, 1) b. on Indian Island, N. B. July 9, 1770, m. 
Rebecca Daggett. 

Resided at Grand Menan, N. B. He found plenty to do 
and plenty to gather as farmer and fisherman. 
















80. MOSES,^ (William,^ Joseph,^ Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
William,^) b. at Grand Menan Island, N. B. Jan. 16, 1790, 
m. Dec. 14, 181 2, Jane Burton Frankland. 

He resided on the island of Grand Menan, N. B. He 
and his sons tilled the soil, raised some cattle, and got a good 
part of their food and wealth from the ocean. 


160. I. WILLIAM," b. April 29, 1813. 

161. II. SIMEON FRANKLAND," b. Dec. 8. 1814. 

III. ELIZABETH THOMAS,'' b. Sept. 20, 1816, m. April 29, 1835, 
Williatn Guptill. Children: (i) Judson Guptill, (2) John 
Guptill, (3) Philena Guptill, (4) Harrington Guptill, (5) Simeon 
Guptill, (6) William Guptill, all b. on Grand Menan island, 
N. B. 
IV. ANN," b. Sept. 22, 181 8, m. George ATorse. Children: (i) Jane 
Morse, (2) William Morse, (3) Nelson Morse, (4) Emery Morse, 
(5) Manford Morse. 
V. URANIA," b. June 19, 1821, m. April 18, i%i^2, A lonso Ban- 
croft. Children: (i) Philena Bancroft, b. Feb. 20, 1851, (2) 
Lewis Bancroft, b. July 5, 1858. 

162. VI. MOSES,^ b. March 13, 1823. 

VII. SUSANNAH,'' b. May 31, \?,2$, m. Asa Lumber/. Children:, 
(i) Thomas Lambert, (2) Loren Lambert, (3) Edward Lambert, 
(4) Asa Lambert, (5) Linda Lambert, (6) Alice M. Lambert, 
(7) William Morse Lambert, (8) Barbara Morse Lambert, (9) 
Stanley Morse Lambert, (lo) Jane M. Lambert, (11) Jesse F. 


vm. ALICE,^b. Jan. 30, i827,m. Jan. 13, 1846, William Morse. Chil- 
dren : (i) Emeline Morse, b. April 18, 1846, (2) Barbara Morse, b. 
May 29, 1847,(3) Hannah Morse, b. Aug. 26, 1849, (4) Elizabeth 
Ann Morse, b. Oct. 26, 1851, (5) Dorothy Morse, b. Jan. 13, 
1854, (6) Hiram Morse, b. July 11, 1856, (7) Harriet Morse, b. 
May 27, i860, (8) Louisa Morse, b. Oct. 11, 1862, (9) Webb 
Morse, b. July 27, 1864, (10) Paulina Morse, b. April 26, 1867. 
IX. BARBARA," b. Jan. 2, 1829. 
X. JANE,'^ b. June 13, 1831. 

82. JOHN,6 (Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam,!) b. in Sturbridge Nov. 19, 1769, m. i'*, Jan. 12, 1794, 
Luria dau. of John and^Catharine Warren, of Dudley, b. Dec. 
18, 1774; rn. 2^ June, 1847, widow Isabel Morris. 

He made his home at Rowe in the early part of his mar- 
ried life, and resided there for years. Removed to Zenia, O. 
where he d. Feb. 2, 1858. 

I. JOHN," b. Jan. 25, 1796; d. July 19, 1826. 
n. LURA," b. Aug. 16, 1798 ; d. Sept. 27, 1820. 
in. POLLY," b. July 26, 1801 ; d. of consumption Feb. 21, 1822. 

163. IV. DAVID, b. Oct. 17, 1803. 

V. LUCY W.,'7 b. Jan. 12, 1806; d. Feb. 3, 1835. 

164. VI. LAB AN CLARK,^ b. March 20, 1808. 

vn. EUNICE,^ b. March 29, 1810; d. Dec. 17, 1826. 

83. THOMAS ,6 (Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
WilHam,!) b. in Dudley July 21, 1771, m. Sally Langdon. 
He d. Oct. 18, 18 13, and was buried at Dudley. The widow 
m. 2'\ a Mr. Dodge, and removed to Rowe. 

Her son Edmund H. Cheney, for himself and his wards 
(brother and sister) Thomas H. and Sarah L. Cheney, gave 
a quitclaim deed of their portion of their father's estate, May 


I. SALLY," b. 1804, d. Oct. 25. 1813. 

165. n. EDMUND H,^ b. 1806. 

166. m. THOMAS H.,^ b. 1809. 
IV. SALLY L," b. 1813. 


84. LEONARD,^ (Thomas,^ John/ Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
John,i) |3^ jn Dudley March i8, 1780, m. Miriam dau. of 
Elijah and Elizabeth (Munger) Bacheller, of Charlton, b. 
Dec. 17, 1780, d. May 7, 1851. She was a sister of his 
brother Joel's wife. 

He resided in Southbridge. He d. June 3, 1837. 

I. THOMAS JEFFERSON,^ d. at Valparaiso, South America, 
n. DAVID BACHELLER,' d. at the age of 18. 

167. m. LEONARD." 

IV. HANNAH BOLLES,' m. Thomas Sweet. 

168. V. ABNER CLARK." 

VI. ADELIA," m.John Tenant [?] 
VII. PHEBE," d. in infancy. 
VIII. OTIS." d. in infancy. 

IX. MIRIAM," b. ; xa.. Liician Webster. 

X. JOHN,'' d. in infancy. 

85. JOEL,6 (Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam,^) b. March 3, 1782 ; m. Oct. 31, 1802, Naomi, dau. of 
Elijah and Elizabeth (Munger) Bacheller* of Charlton, b. 
April 17, 1785 ; there was a double wedding that day, when 
Joel and his sister Lucy each entered on " the hol}^ estate of 
matrimony." He resided in Southbridge (in the section 
which was first included in the town of Dudley.) Was a 

Mrs. Cheney d. Feb. 13, 1863. He d. Nov. 29, 1865. 


170. I. MARVIN,'' b. Oct. 30, 1802. 

w. ZEBINA,'' b. Oct. S, 1804; d. May 8, 1824. 

in. MARIA,'' b. Jan. 9, 1807; m. Jan. 28, iB>26, John Ward Wells; 
d. Nov. 29, 1854. Mr. Wells was a son of Henry (i 753-1823.) 
and Nancy (Shurtleff) Wells, b. at Westerly, R. I. Nov. 8, 1794, 
" on the 7"' day of the week," d. at Woodstock, Conn. Nov. 4, 

* Elijah Bacheller was a native of Weiiham, and fifth in descent from Joseph Bacheller, who 
came from Canterbury, Eng. in 1636 to Salem, and settled the next year in Wenham. [Records of 
Mr. Joel Cheney.] 



1872. Children: (i) Lorinda M. Wells, b. Nov. 7, 1826, d. 
Oct. 5, 1 83 1, (2) Harriet C. Wells, b. Oct. 2, 1828, d. Oct. 26, 
1832, (3) Hiram Cheney Wells, b. Sept. 8, 1830, m. on " Thanks- 
giving-day," Nov. 29, 1855, Ellen Maria, eldest dau. of Daniel 
Bullard and Prudence (Hathaway) Perry ; the ceremony was 
performed by Rev. Shubael Stiles Parker. He was one of the 
six original incorporators of the American Optical Company, of 
Southbridge, and has been one of its directors from its organ- 
ization, from very humble beginnings to its present broad 
proportions. He has also held many important and trusted 
positions in the town, and been prominently identified with its 
prosperity in both secular and religious matters. Children : 
[i.] Edwin Perry Wells, b. at Southbridge June 2, 1859, "^* 
Oct. 25, 1S82, N. Addie, dau. of Henry and Joanna (Weeks) 
Greene, of Warren. He went from the schools of his native 
town to the Hitchcock High School of Brimfield, and thence to 
Amherst College, from which he was graduated in 1881. Like 
the other members of this family he turned his attention to the 
study and practice of Optics ; and is at present president of 
the Globe Optical Company of Boston, with a residence at 
Hyde Park. In addition to the prompt and efficient discharge 
of his responsible duties he finds time to attend to church in- 
terests considerably. Is also a member of the N. E. Historic 
Genealogical Society, and has done a good bit of genealogical 
work. He materially assisted " Uncle Joel Cheney " in the 
collections he made, and has now in preparation a genealogy 
of the Westerly section of the Wells family, [ii.] Herbert 
Eugene Wells, b. July i, 1866, m. July 11, 1889, Carrie Naomi, 
dau. of Alpha Morse and Sarah (Cunningham) Cheney, of 
Southbridge, b. June 6, 1867. On leaving the home schools, 
Mr. Wells took the course at Bryant and Stratton's Com- 
mercial College in Boston. On graduating was retained as 
an assistant and not long after promoted to be an instructor, 
a position he still fills. He resides at Newton Highlands, 
Child, Gertrude Marie Wells, b. Dec. 28, 1895. (4) Ehzabeth 
P.Wells, b. Jan. 30, 1833; resides with her brother George. 
(5) Caroline A. Wells, b. June 22, 1835, d. June 16, 1837. (6) 
Lewis J. Wells, b. March 29, 1837. (7) Albert W. Wells, b. 
May 9, 1839, m. in Quincy, 111. May 27, 1876, Amanda, dau. 
of Edward H. and Amanda M. (Daggett) Pomroy, b. Sept. 2, 
1852. She was graduated from Vassar College in 1874. Mr. 
Wells d. March 5, 1897. Children: [i.] Ruth Wells, b. Oct. 
31, 1877, [ii.] Albert W. Wells, Jr. b. June 3, 1881, [iii.] Ed- 
ward Pomroy Wells, b. April 8, 1883. (8) Wesley J. Wells, b. 


Oct. 29, 1S42, d. March 15, 1S66. (9) George Washington 
Wells, b. April 15, 1846, at Woodstock, Conn. m. at South- 
bridge Sept. 27. 1S69, Mar)- Eliza McGregory, b. Sept. 27, 1847. 
Mr. Wells has thrown his activity and executive ability into the 
perfection and extension of the operations of the American 
Optical Company. He is now the president and treas- 
urer of the corporation; his three sons are associated with 
him in the business. He is also a man of prominence in 
town affairs, and connected with other manufacturing and 
business interests. Children: [i.] Channing McGregory Wells, 
b. Aug. 13, 1870, [ii.] Albert Bacheller Wells, b. Nov. 19, 
1872, [iii.] Joel Cheney Wells, b. Nov. 11, 1874, [iv.] Mary 
Elizabeth Wells, b. May 5, 1878. 
IV. HIRAM," b. Jan. 10, 1809; d. Sept. 21, 1830. 

VI. CLEMENTINE,^'-'''^ '''""• 

Caroline," m. April i, 1832, Andrew Putney ; d. Jan. 21, 1844. 
Clementine,^ m. April i, 1832, Charles Edwin Cady, son of 
Jonathan Cady, b. at Killingly, Conn. June 3, 1804, After 
a childhood and youth of industry and economy, working first 
on a farm, then learning the blacksmith's trade, he was placed 
in charge of the smith department of Harris Brothers' machine 
works at Woodstock, Conn. There he Hved during his early 
married life. In 1837 he purchased the blacksmith shop and 
adjoining property at Sandersdale and made mill and ma- 
chine work and edge tools and agricultural implements. He 
built a large brick shop in 1845, and resided in Southbridge, 
identified with its moral, educational and financial welfare, till 
his death, Aug. 7, 1893. Mrs. Cady d. Jan. 12, 187 1. Children: 
(i) Edwin Cady, b. Oct. 21, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 1856, Rosalie M. 
Lathe, had one son, Charles Edwin Cady, b. July 22, 1862, d. 
Aug. 14, 1865. (2) Frank Cady, b. Aug. 5, 1836, m. May 15, 
1859, Emily Jane, dau. of Daniel B. and Prudence (Hathaway) 
Perry, and had children, [i.] Frank Herbert Cady, b. June 25, 
1864, d. Sept. 27, 1865, [ii.] Minnie Emily Cady, b. Feb. 10, 
1867, m. Feb. 10, 1891, Andrew Fyfe Hall. (3) Henry Charles 
Cady, b. Dec. i, 1845, has followed his father's bent, and de- 
veloped such qualities as have resulted in his becoming super- 
intendent of the Amerigan Optical Company's extensive works 
at Southbridge. He m. Oct. 16, 1872, Annie Maria Waite, 
of Providence, R. I. b. in Thompson, Conn. March 27, 1848. 
They have children [i.] Anita Louise Cady, b. Aug. 31, 1874, 
and [ii.] Edith Clementine Cady, b. Feb. 12, 1877. (4) Newton 



Cheney Cady, b. June 11, 1848, m. Sept. 16, 1874, Aryenis 
Cheney. He d. at Worcester April 10, 1886; child, Charles 
Leonard Cady, b. Aug. 16, 1875, d. April 10, 1886. (5) George 
Willis Cady, b. July 21, 1851, m. i^S June 8, 1876, Annie White, 
who d. in 1879; he m. 2"^, Sept. 7, 1881, Maria Cutting; chil- 
dren, [i.] Flora Louise Cady, b. Aug. 13, 1883, d. Aug, 4, 1884. 
[ii.] Susan Elizabeth Cady, b. June 22, 1886. 

171. VII. JOEL,' b. May 7, 181 5. 

172. VIII. DAVID BACHELLER,' b. June 8, 1820. 

IX. EDWIN CADY,' b. Dec. 26, 1831 ; d. Nov. 8, 1850. 

86. HIRAM,6 (Thomas,^ John,^ Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
William/) b. in Dudley, March 3, 1784, m. Aug. 22, 1815, 
Martha, dau. of John and Lydia (Sales) Steere, b. Feb. 12, 
1790, d. July 18, 1829. He owned and cultivated a portion 
of the old Col. Cheney farm in Southbridge ; was a farmer; 
died in the prime of life, Aug. 28, 1830. 

I, ANDELUSIA MARIA,' b. Aug. 19, 1819, received as good an 
education as circumstances afforded, and entered on the work 
of public school teaching. For thirty years she pursued this 
good calling, at her native town and in other interior points, 
and then in Brookline, where she now resides. 
n. LYDIA CATHARINE,' b. March 24, 1825, m. March 30, 1852, 
William B. Moore, d. Oct. 4, 1859. Her only child, William 
B. Moore, b. Nov. 8, 1854, d. Nov. 15, 1863. Residence Chic- 
opee Falls and Worcester. 
III. JULIANA STEERE,' b. Dec. 9, 1826, m. March 6, 1850, Jacob 
Edwards, Jr. Mr. Edwards is a son of whom Southbridge 
is proud. He entered the employ of Holmes and Luther Am- 
midown when twenty years old, and joined with his brother 
William in independent business in 1835. They built a block 
of buildings and carried on a Dry goods store. In 1852, with 
Nichols and Richards he bought out and succeeded the Ammi- 
down concern in Wholesale and Jobbing of Dry Goods in 
Boston. He developed rare discernment and sagacity in busi- 
ness at large, but especially in matters pertaining to the manu- 
facture of cotton goods; was made treasurer of the Bates Mfg. 
Co. of Lewiston in 1878, and director of several other corpora- 
tions at various times. In 1882 the Sprague Mills at Augusta, 
Me. were offered for sale, and a number of capitalists induced 


Mr. Edwards, as an expert, to visit and report on ttie property ; 
the result of which was their joining with him in the Edwards 
Manufacturing Co. a firm whose career has been very success- 
ful. Through all these years Mr. Edwards has been largely 
interested in banking, prominently connected with banks at 
Southbridge and the National Bank of Redemption at Boston. 
He is also one of the directors of the New England Trust Co. 
of Boston, and has been in the directorship of several important 
railroads. His health has given way and he has been obliged 
to retire from active business. Children: (i) Robert Jacob 
Edwards, b. June i, 1852; succeeds to many of the cares and 
responsibilities of his father in manufacturing and financial 
matters, and has made a reputation also for himself ; (2) Emily 
Cheney Edwards, b. Sept. 23, 1S54, d. in Paris, France, of 
Roman fever, Dec. 30, 1879; (3) Hannah Marcy Edwards, b. 
Dec. 5, i860; (4) Martha Grace Edwards, b. April 6, 1868. 
The three surviving children, with the mother — whose con- 
tribution to the family's success and attainments and happiness 
cannot be over-estimated — and her sister. Miss Cheney, are 
about him in the paternal mansion, near Longwood station, 
IV. EMILY ESTHER,^ b. Oct. 11, 1828, d. June 14, 1859. 

87, CHARLES,^ (Thomas,^ John,4 Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
William,!) b. in Dudley Nov. 9, 1786; m. Alcy Barnes. 
He resided at Southbridge. He d. Dec. 17, 1841. 


173. I. JOHN NELSON,^ b. Nov. 29, 181 1. 

11. SARAH M0RSE,7 b. March 9, 1814; m. March 4, 1837, 

Erastiis Durkee; d. Dec. 28, 1881. 
ni. JULIA E.,^ b. Sept. 5, 181 7; m. i^t, Nov. 25, 1838, Samuel 

Chafee ; m. 2'1, Jan. 8, 1868, Frank Crawford of Union, Ct. ; 

she d. April 19, 1S84. 
IV. HARRIET,'^ b. Oct. 29, 1820; m. Oct. 26, 1840, Charles C. 

JVood of Thompson, Conn. 
V. CELESTINA,'' b. Nov. 25, 1824; m. Sept. 7, 1846, Leonard 

L. Pollard. 
VI. CHARLES WESLEY,'' b. Feb. 6, 1828; d. at 6 months. 
VII. ANDREW P.," b. Feb. 21, 1830; d. at 3 years. 


88. THOMAS,'^ (Benjamin, 5 William, * Benjamin, ^ 
Thomas,2 William,^) b. in Ashford, Conn. June 24, 1769, 
m. in A. Oct. 4, 1792, Mary Stowell. 

He resided in Ashford, and there his children are re- 


174. I. HENRY/ [Harry 7] b. March 30, 1793. 

175. n. DANFORTH/ b. Oct. 29, 1794. 

176. ni. THOMAS,'^ b. Dec. 12, 1796. 
IV. POLLY/ b. April i, 1800. 

177. V. JONATHAN STOWELL/ b. Dec. 31, 1802. 

178. VI. JOHN/ b. Dec. 5, 1804. " 

89. DANIEL,*^ (Benjamin, 5 WiUiam,* Benjamin, ^ 
Thomas,^ Wilham,!) b_ in Ashford, Conn. June 9, 1771 ; 
m. (date unknown) Irene Munson ; she d. Nov. 4, 1842, 
aged 68 yrs., 5 months. 

At an early day he removed from Connecticut to Essex 
Co., N. Y. After a brief time, he left this part of the State 
and settled in the town of Olean, Catt. Co., where he died 
Jan. 23, 1837, highly respected for his honesty and kindness. 


I. SALLY/ m. White. 

n. EUNICE/ m. Randall. 

180. IV. WELLES/ b. April 6, 1806. 

t8i. VI. JOHN/ b. June 6, 1813. 

182. vn. LYMAN/ 

183. IX. WALTER." 

90. ABIEL,6 (Benjamin,^ William,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
WilHam,!) b. in Ashford, Conn. Aug. 10, 1773, m. May 11, 
1797, Alatheria Carpenter. 

He purchased a tract of land in Littleton, [afterward 
Waterford] Vt. May 31, 1 791, for £55, and made his home 
there. No issue. 


He purchased a tract in Littleton, N. H. March 14, 1840. 
He died in the autumn of 1841. His will, dated Aug. 19, 
probated Nov. 13, 1841, devised $100 to the Home Mission- 
ary Society (Congregational) of New York city ; $100 to the 
American Tract Society, $900 to the Am. Board of Com. 
for Foreign Missions, and $900 to the Am. Bible Society. 
He willed certain property to Danforth Cheney of Water- 
ford, Vt., and the remaining estate to his wife Alatheria, for 
her life use ; and provided that after her decease it should be 
divided between the Am. Bible Society and the Foreign 
Mission Board. 

93. NATHANIEL, 6 (Wales,^ William,^ William,^ 
William,2 William^) b. in Mendon, Oct. i, 1758; m. i'*, 
Feb. 19, 1789, Elizabeth Hudson, of Holliston ; she d. Nov. 
26, 1789; he m. 2'\ Aug. 23, 1791, Hannah Read of 
Milford (pub. at Orange June 4, 1791), b. May i, 1764, d. 
in Oct. i860. He served 18 days in Capt. Abr. Batchelor's 
CO. of Col. Jona. Holman's regt. on the alarm of Dec. 1776, 
going to Providence, R. I. Nathaniel Cheney enlisted for 
3 years on or before Aug. 15, 1777, in Capt. John Spurr's 
CO. of Col. Thos. Nixon's regt. engaged for 3 years ; was in 
camp at Peekskill Feb. 16, 1779, and was discharged Jan. 
20, 1780. Again, July 14, 1780, corporal in Reed's co., 
Rand's regt. in "reinforcement of the Continental army at 
West Point," a 3 months' Worcester co. regt. : dischgd. Oct. 
10, 1780. He taught school in Warwick several years, and 
studied higher branches for his own improvement. He was 
town clerk of Orange from 1783 to 1804; when the town 
voted him thanks "for faithful services, he being about to 
leave the town." 


He was one of the most prominent citizens, an accurate 
business man, and much esteemed. He removed to Wards- 
boro, Vt., and afterward resided in Jamaica, Vt., received a 
pension from April 21, 1S18, — $96 /^r annum. Was a 
merchant and tavern-keeper; was justice of the peace. He 
d. Oct. 30, 1844. 


I. ELIZABETH,^ b. Nov. 22, d. Dec. 12, 1789. 

n. WALES/ b. Sept. 23, 1792, a bright child, proficient in Draw- 
ing and Latin ; d. Oct. 22, 1800. 

m. BETSEY," b. Dec. 8, 1794, m. in Jamaica, Vt. Jan. i, 1815, 
Jonathan A. Allen, M.D. Children: (i) Angelina Allen, (2) 
Charles L. Allen, (3) William C. Allen, (4) J. Adams Allen. 

IV. SYLVIA,^ b. April i, 1797, m. Dec. 15, 1819, Rev. Twiothy 
Spauldmg, who afterward lived at Springfield, Mass. 

184. v. NATHANIEL E.,^ b. March i, 1799. 

185. VI. WALES,^ b. April 13, 1801. 

VII. MARY READ,^ b. July 3, 1803; m. i^t March 18, 1824, 
Orren Brown; m. 2^, April 1838, John Robinson. 

186. VIII. SAMUEL TORREY READ,'^ b. June 29, 1806. 

LUCY ANN, b. Feb. 9, 1810, m. March 15, 1830, Emery 

94. DAVID,6 (Wales,5 WilHam,* William,^ Winiam,^ 
William,!) b. in Mendon, Feb. 25, 1763, m. June 15, 1784, 
Elizabeth Jones, b. Nov., 1769; she d. Feb. 19, 1834. He 
enlisted July 17, 1781 in Capt. Reuben Davis' co. ; arrived 
at West Point, N. Y. Aug. i, 1781 ; served 3 mos., 22 days. 
In 1828 he was living in " Irving's Grant," so called. He 
resided in Orange. He d. Feb. 19, 1834. 


187. I. JOSIAH,'^b.Jan. i, 1789. 

188. II. NATHANIEL,^ b. April 15, 1791. 

189. III. PHILIP JONES,^ b. Oct. 3, 1794. 
IV. BETSEY,^ b. June 27, 1797. 

v. HOPESTILL SCAMMEL,^ b. June 27, 1800.; m. Dec. 21, 
181 7, Eben'' Davisj d. Dec. 6, 1820. 


95. NATHAN,^ (Wales,5 William,* William,^ William,^ 
William,^) b. in Milford, May 4, 1765, m. (pub. at Orange 
Dec. 7, 1788) Ruth French, b. at Milford, Dec. 31, 1769. 
He learned the blacksmith's trade, and did a good deal of 
work in the shop ; but also carried on a farm. He was 
a tall, erect, powerful man, with dark hair and eyes. He 
resided at Orange. 


I. SALLY,' b. May 26, 1791 ; m. July 22, 1S09, Ma?-k^ (son of 
Ebenezer ^.) Cheney. 

190. II. AMOS,'' b. Nov. 2, 1793. 

III. RUTH,^ b. Oct. 7, 1795 ; m. Feb. 4, 1823, Moses Cheney, Jr. 

(Moses,^ Moses,^ John,^ Daniel,"^ John \ 

IV. LAURA,'' b. June 20, 1798 ; d. April 3, 1809. 

191. V. NATHAN,'' b. June 24, 1800. 

192. VI. SAMUEL FRENCH,'' b. Sept. 17, 1802. 

193. VII. WALES,'' b. July 21, 1806. 

VIII. LYDIA,'' b. June 10, 180S; m. Feb. 29, 1828, Stillman Knowl- 

ton, of Athol. 

IX. LAURA,'' b. March 17, 1812; m. June 11, 1834, Sullivan 

S?nith, of Orange ; Child : Chandler Smith (with whom Mrs. 

Laura Cheney Smith resides). 

X. MARY,'' b. Oct. 9, 1 814, m. March 2, 1837, Absalom Lord j 

lived in Jonesville. 
XI. MARIA S.,'' b. March 31, 1819; m. Oct. 11, 1843, Emery 
Lord ; d. June 9, 1844. 

96. ASA,6 (Wales,^ William,* William,^ William,^ 
William,^) b. in Mendon Dec. 20, 1769; m. June 16, 1799, 
Roxanna Pitman. He resided in Milford. The Hist, of M. 
states that he " died at the Eastward in Dec. 1830." 

I. CATHARINE SMITH,^ b. Sept. 3, 1799. 
n. ELIZA JONES,'' b. Sept. 19, 1801 ; d. April 9, iSio. 
III. MARY H.,^b. Aug. 4, \%o^\m. Jairus Whiting; d. July 7, 1877. 

194. IV. DAVID,^ b. Feb. 9, 1807. 

195. V. WILLIAM PITMAN,'' b. March 23, 181 1. 



VI. JOS I AH, (birth not recorded); d. Nov. i, 1813. 
VII. LYDIA MELLEN,'' b. April 26, 1815; m. i^t, Sept. 12, 1833, 
Sylvester Wales ; m. 2*1, C. F. Blood. 

196. VIII. NATHANIEL JONES,^ b. May 26, 1816. 

98. ALEXANDER, 6 (Wales,^ William,* William,^ 
William,^ William, i) b. Oct. 8, 1780; m. i^* Aug. 2, 1801, 
Lovice, dau. of Dea. Edmund and Beulah (Stearns) Bowker, 
b. March 22, 1779, ^- March 7, 1824. He m. 2'^ June 6, 
1827, widow Elizabeth W. Stone, of Hopkinton; she d. June 
25, 1828. He m. 3'\Jan. 21, 1829, widow Anna (Whitney) 
Barnes. She d. April 27, 1854. He resided in Milford. 
He d. Nov, 2, 1843. He was a kind neighbor, a good 
citizen and a worthy man. His wives were persons of 
equally elevated character. 

Alexander Cheney's Will, dated Sept. 29, 1843, prob. Jan., 
1844, gave to his wife Anna the property she brought to the 
family and her share of the property which had come from 
the estate of her deceased daughter, Lucy Barnes ; he made 
bequests to all his surviving children and to the heirs of his 
deceased son Nathan and daughter Lydia B. John Mason 
assisted the widow in the execution of the will. 


I. PENELOPE,'^ b. Sept. 7, 1802; m. April 27, 1823, Dana 
Knowllofi, and settled in Petersham. 

n. SOPHIA,^ b. Feb. 9, 1803; m. Oct. 24, 1824 Riifus Claflinjr. 
of Milford. 

197. III. NATHAN," b. July 25, 1804. 

IV. JONATHAN BOWKER,^ b. Aug. 31, 1806; d. unmarried Aug. 
22, 1834. 

V. EMILY,^ b. Aug. 26, 1808 ; m. April 21, 1831, A7nos Wales; d. 
Oct. 6, 1850. 

VI. LYDIA BOWKER,T b. Nov. 9, 1810; m. Alfred Warner. 

VII. LOVICE S.,'^ b. , d. April i, 1845. 

VIII. ELIZABETH,^ b. Nov. 9, 1829 ; d. June 18, 1850. 

IX. LAURA ANN,T b. June 11, 1831 ; d. March 16, 1845. 


99. ARTEMAS,6 (Caleb,5 William,* William,^ William,^ 
William,!) b. in Mendon, Oct. 12, 1760; m. Feb. i, 1781, 
Rachel dau. of Seth and Rebecca (Beal) Albee, b. March 
25, 1765, d. 1787. He enlisted as a lifer with Capt. Benj. 
Farrar's co. of Col. Benj. Haws' regt. Sept. 27, 1777, and 
served i mo. 5 da3-s in a secret expedition to Rhode Island. 
[R. I. Service, Vol. 2, p. 38-40.] He again enlisted June 
2, 1778, for 9 months from date of arrival at Fishkill, — 
" 17 yrs. old; 5 ft. 7 in. high; of dark complexion, black 
hair and dark eyes," — in Capt. Penniman's co., Col. Ezra 
Wood's regt., arriving at Fishkill June 7, 1778. [Muster and 
Pay Rolls, Vol. 41, p. 367.] He enhsted again July 14, 
1780, in Capt. Benj. Reed's co. of Col. John Rand's regt. 
(Worcester co.) "raised to reinforce the Continental army 
at West Point" ; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; 3 months, 7 days 
service; 9 days travel allowed. [Various Service, Vol. 22, 
p. 16.] Resided in Milford. He d. Dec. 29, 1804. 


198. I. EBENEZER,^ b. April 14, 1782. 

199. n. ARTEMAS,' b. March 27, 1786. 

I 00. CALVIN,6 (Caleb,5 William,* William,^ Winiam,^ 
William, b. in Mendon, April 26, 1766; m. Miriam . 


I. ALINDA," b. , d. Aug. 25, 1798. 

II. CALEB THAYER,^ b. , d. Aug. 29, 1798. 

HI. SAMUEL F.J b. , d. Sept. 23, 1798. 

IV. SUSANNA RICHARDSONJ b. Nov. 5, 1799, m., Nov. 11, 
1824, Rufiis White, of Charlton. 

200. v. LEVIJ b. Feb. 6, 1801. 

VI. PAMELA,^ b. Aug. 29, 1802. -: 

201. VII. CALVIN JEFFERSON," b. Aug. 23, 1804. 

202. vni. ASA FOSKETT,^ b. Feb. 21, 1807. 

203. IX. RUSSELLJ b. Jan 5, 1810. 

204. X. ELLIOT, b. Jan. 11, 1812. 



101. CALEB,6 jr., (Caleb,^ William,* William,^ William,2 
William, 1) b. in Mendon April 3, 1770; m. April 28, 1791, 
Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Bond) Hunting, b. 
in Holliston March 5, 1774. Res. Milford. He d. Nov. 
22, 1830; she d. May 26, 1839. Caleb left a will, but 
objection was made to it, and it was disallowed, May 24, 
1831. The widow made her Will April i, 1832; it was 
probated Aug., 1839. She left her gold necklace to her 
granddaughter, Sally Hunting, eldest daughter of her son 
Carmel Cheney, " to be worn through her life in remembrance 
of her grandmother from whom she received her name " ; 
certain amounts of money to her sons, Carmel and Ira ; the 
bulk of her estate to her son Rufus and her daughter 
Hannah Bond Underwood. 


I. LINDA," d. in early infancy. 

II. HOPE,'^ d. in early infancy. 

205. III. CARMEL,^ b. Sept, 20, 1796. 

206. IV. IRA,'' b. Sept. 23, 1798. 

207. V. RUFUS,'' b. Jan. 8, 1801. 

VI. HANNAH BOND,'' b. Jan. 31, 1804; m. Sept. 2, 1827. Orison 

Underwood. One of their children was Brig. Gen. Adin 
Ballou Underwood, b. in Milford May 19, 1828; grad. Brown 
Univ. 1849; lawyer; did good work in stimulating loyalty and 
recruiting troops on the breaking out of the Rebellion in 1861 ; 
rose from the position of Capt. in 2'^ Mass. to Brig. General in 
East Tennessee, and was brevetted Major General " for 
meritorious service " ; 20 years surveyor of customs, Boston ; 
d. Jan. 14, 1888. 

VII. SARAH, b. April 4, d. Dec. 30, 1808. 

I 02, CHARLES,6(Caleb,5 Winiam,^ Winiam,^ Winiam,^ 
William, 1) b. Aug. 22, 1776; m. Nov. 28, 1797, Sarah, dau. 
of Samuel and Sarah (Saunders) Beal ; she d. July 30, 181 1. 
Res. Milford. 

I. CLARISSA,^ b. Sept. 5, 1798; m. Aprils, 1821, Haskey Wight. 
II. LYDIA,''b. May 17, 1800. 

III. JOSEPH WASHBURN,'' b. Sept. 24, 1807; d. Oct. 11, 1808. 

IV. ALFRED,^ b. Aug. 31, 1809. 


103. EBENEZER, jR.,6(Ebenezer,5 William/ William,^ 
William,2 William, b. in Mendon, Sept. 7, 1761, m. i'\ 
Feb. 17, 1785, Anna, dau. of Seth and Silence (Cheney) 
Nelson, b. June 10, 1767, m. 2'\ [Int. in Warwick Dec. 11, 
1784,] Anna Noyes of Milford. He enlisted May 10, 1777, 
in Harvey's co. of Well's regt. and served 2 months and 10 
days, serving at Ticonderoga where his father had camped 
18 years before ! Again, a boy of "17 years," "5 feet 7 inches 
high," " hair brown," he enlisted from Warwick in Proctor's 
CO. of Williams' regt. April 5, 1779, for 8 months. Served 
a whole year; received his discharge April 15, 1780. He 
removed in 181 2 to Chautauqua co. N. Y. where he spent 
his declining years. He d. Aug. 12, 1828. 


I. RUBY," b. April 21, 1787; m. April 27, 1809, William Sears, 
They rem. to Carroll, Chautauqua co. N. Y. where Mr. Sears d. 
Aug. 10, 1827. She had 8 children, of whom C. W. Sears was 
one, whose son, Maj. Clinton B. Sears is an officer of repute in 
the U. S. Engineer corps. She m. 2^ Charles Arnold; d. at 
Dewittville, N. Y. May 25, 1858. 
n, ANNA," b. Oct. 3, 1789; d. Feb. 9, 1799. 
HI. POLLY," b. March 14, 1791 ; d. Oct. 31, 1828. 

208. IV. NELSON E.," b. Nov. 30, 1794. 

209. V. LEVI," b. June 6, 1797. 

VI. ANNA,^ b. Feb. 18, 1800; m. E. T. Foote ; d. July 6, 1840. 

VII. ABIGAIL," b. Feb. 13, 1803; m.. James Hall; d. at Carroll, 
N. Y. April I, 1830. 

VIII. MARIA,'' b. June 12, 1806; m. James Hall (his second wife) 
res. Jamestown, N. Y. His son Lewis Hall has done a large 
amount of labor in searching out the genealogy of this portion 
of the Cheney family, but has declined to place his material in 
the hands of the compiler of this work, though offered both 
pecuniary and other inducements ; being unwilling to have it 
issued in the " Register style " which has been adopted for this 

210. IX. SETH,'' b. Dec. 12, 1809. 


I 04. ELIJAH,6 (Ebenezer,5 William,^ William,^ William,^ 
William, 1) b. in Mendon, April 9, 1764, m. Jan. 6, 1800, 
Dorcas Robins. 

He removed from Hinsdale to Franklin, Vt. early in the 
century and settled in the western part of the town. He was 
killed by a fall from a wagon June 7, 1847. His widow d. 
Jan. 2, 1865. 

I. JERUSHA," b. Oct. 9, 1803, d. Jan. 4, 1820. 
n. CLARISSA,'^ b. Sept. 11, 1805, d. April 26, 1873. 

211. m. ALVIN/ b. Jan. 10, 1808. 

212. IV. SYLVANUS HOLBROOK,Tb. March 26, 1810. 

V. LUCINDA,^ b. July 10, 1812, d. Sept. 28, 1820. 

213. VI. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,^ b. March 28, 1814. 
VII. EBENEZER,^ b. July 29, 1817, d. Oct. i, 1S20. 

214. vm. ERASTUS,' b. Oct. 20, 1819. 

IX. LYDIA M.,'^ b. Aug. 25, 1822, d. Oct. 21, 1888, m. April 1,1841, 
E. H. Cleveland. Child, Bertha Agnes Cleveland, b. Sept. 30, 
1847, m. Sept. 6, 1866, H. C. Pomeroy ; d. Dec. 6, 1883. 

I 05. DANIEL,^ (Ebenezer,5 William,^ William,^ William,^ 
William, 1) b. Jan. 7, 1774, in Warwick, m. i®* May 12, 
1796, in New Fane, Vt., Weltha, dau. of John and Sybil 
(Lane) Holbrook ; m. 2'^ in Richford, Vt. in 1818, Mary 
(Janes) Miller. He removed from Massachusetts into Ver- 
mont, and resided in Wardsboro ; then rem. to Stukely, 
Canada ; but returned after a few years to Franklin Vt. ; 
later he made his home in Nicholsville, N. Y., where he d. 
Aug. 8, 1861. 


215. I. ABNER THOMAS,^ b. Sept. 5, 1798. 

II. LUCY BRADFORD,^ b. Nov. 27, 1800, m. Calvin Pardy 

Johnson., d. Oct. 31, 1832. 
III. PATTY HOLBROOK,'^ b. Oct. 30, 1802, m. March 8, 1820, 
Elisha Barr, d. Nov. 10, 1883. 

216. IV. JOHN HOLBROOK,^ b. April 8, 1806. 

217. V. STEPHEN COLE,^ b. Sept. 17, 1809. 


218. VI. LUKE," b. Sept. 6, iSii. 

VII. WELTHA," b. Oct. 29, 1819, m. Jan. 18, i^-^S, John Alonzo 
Goff; d. in Richford, Vt., May 3, 1863. 

219. VIII. RUSSEL POWELL," b. May 6, 1821. 

IX. ELIZABETH," b. June 17, 1S24, m. Aug. 15, 1S41, Stephen B 

X. HARRIET ATWOOD," b. Aug. 10, 1826, d. Sept. 22, 1864. 

I 07. MARK,6 (Ebenezer,5 William,^ William,^ William,^ 
William, 1) b. Sept, 29, 17S8, m. Sally,^ dau. of Nathan ^ and 
Ruth (French) Chene}^ b. at Orange, May 26, 1791. He 
learned the trade of a cooper. He was a good singer, for 
his opportunities ; taught singing-school somewhat ; played 
the bass viol ; had a cheerful disposition ; was capable and 

I. EMERY," b. Sept. 2, 1809. 

220. II. SON, b. and d. Sept. 24, 1811. 

III. SALLY," b. Sept. 30, 181 2, m. March 4, 1833, John Johnson. 
Resided in No. Orange until 1849; ''^n^' to Hartford, Ct. 
Children: (i) Leroy Johnson, b. Oct. 24, 1836, d. Aug. 1837; 
(2) Laura Johnson, b. Nov. 9, 1837; m. Sept. S, 1856, Amos 
Whitney of Hartford, Ct. and had Nellie Hortense Whitney, b- 
Oct. 5, 1 861, d. June 8, 1865, Nettie Louise Whitney, b. Nov. 
8, 1865, Clarence Edgar Whitney, b. Nov. 26, 1869; Mr. 
Amos Whitney was b. in Biddeford, Me. Oct. 8, 1833; is a 
member of the firm of Pratt & Whitney, very celebrated manufac- 
turers of Machine Tools, outfits for machinists, gauges, etc. (3) 
Emma Francelia Johnson, b. Jan. 16, 1846, m. Sept. 22, 1874, 
George Farnham Whitney, of Hartford, Ct. 

221. IV. JOHN,'^ b. Feb. 16, 1816. 

222. V. AMOS LEANDER,'' b. Aug. 18, 1818. 

223. VI. MATTHEW,'^ b. June 21, 1821. 

VII. SILENCE," b. March i, 1824; m. Nov. 26, 1845, George S. 
Eddy., who was b. in New Salem Nov. 9, 1820, son of New- 
bury and Betsey (Adams) Eddy. He was a dry goods merchant 
in Greenfield, Mass. Children: (i) Clarence Eddy, b. June 23, 
1851, trained as an organist by Dudley Buck, then of Hartford, 
Ct. and by August Haupt, the renowned German organist; has 
played church organs in the First Congregational and First 
Presbyterian churches of Chicago ; " dedicated more new organs 


than any other organist in the world," given recitals and con- 
certs in numerous cities of this country and Europe ; was hon- 
ored at the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876 and the Paris Ex- 
position of 1889, etc. He has proved the truth of the compli- 
ment paid him by Haupt: " He is a peer of the greatest living 
organists." (2) Grace Eddy, b. March 17, i860, m. July 71 
1886, William Wells Conkey, resides in Boston. Mrs. Silence 
(Cheney) Eddy, d. March 30, 1891. 

224. VIII. EBENEZEV b. Jan. 11, 1826. 

IX. HANNAH GOULD,^ b. Oct. 2, 1828; m. Charles W. Morse; 

resides in Dorchester. Children: (i) Charles Edgar Morse; 

(2) Evelyn Edna Morse. 
X. JONATHAN," b. June 8, 1831 ; d. Dec. 11, 1841. 
XI. RUTH,' b. Feb. 8, 1834 ; d. Aug. 9, 1841. 

I 08. LUKE,6 (Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ William,^ 
William,!) b. Dec. 27, 1790, m. Feb. 14, 1814, Charlotte, 
dau. of Jonathan Jones, b. July 14, i793- 
He removed to Londonderry, Vt. 


225. JOHN.T 

I 09. MATTHEW,^ (Ebenezer,5 William,* William,^ Wil- 
liam,2 Wilham,!) b. Feb. 13, 1795. 

I. EMILY ANN,7 b. May 18, 1825. 

226. II. GEORGE ANCELL,^ b. March 3, 1827. 

I 10. SILAS,6 (William,^ William,* William,^ William,^ 
William,!) b. Aug. 22, 1771 ; m. Nov. 29, 1792, Sarah, 
[Sally] dau. of Phinehas and Molly (Gage) Davis, b. Jan. 

^9' 1767- CHILD. 

NANCY, b. Feb. 4, 1793. 

III. JESSE,6 (William,5 William,* Winiam,^ William,2 
William,!) b. Jan. 15, 1758; m. Nov. 4, 1802, Lydia, dau. 
of Michael and Mary (Bullard) Madden, b. Feb. 3, 1784. 

No records found of this couple except the statement in 
Widow Trial Andrews' diary that " Lydia, widow of Jesse 
Cheney died Aug. 30, 1840.' 


I 13. JOHN,6 (William,5 William,* William,^ William,2 
William, 1) b. Aug. 7, 1784; m. Susanna Kinney of Hopkin- 
ton. He and his wife were frugal, diligent persons, and ac- 
cumulated considerable property. Made great improvements 
on their place. Contended bravely with many disadvantages. 
They deserved well of their neighbors and townsfolk. He 
lived a few years in Hopkinton, afterward in Milford. He 
d, Sept. 15, 1872. 


227. I. SILAS,' b. Aug. 29, 1807. 

II. LOUISA,' b. Feb. 14, 1809; m. in 1839, Howland Tyler. 

228. III. ZIBA,7 b. Dec. i, 1810. 

IV. SUSAN,'^ b. Feb. 7, 1S12; m. Aug. 14, 1836, Richmond Stone. 

229. v. WILLIAM,^ b. Oct. 5, 1813. 

230. VI. ELBRIDGE," b. Sept. 13, 1815. 

231. VII. JOSEPH," b. April 5, 1817. 

VIII. ANGENETTE,^ b. Jan. 9, 1819; d. Oct. 8, 1828. 

232. IX. CHANDLER,^ b. March 31, 1822. 

233. X. WARREN,^ b. Feb. 24, 1824. 

234. XI. SAMUEL,'^ b. June 5, 1826. 

I I 4, LEVI,6 (Levi,5 William,* Winiam,^ William,^ Wil- 
liam, i) b. in Orange, April 29, 1787 ; m. Dec. i, 1808, 
Plotina, dau. of Joseph Metcalf Esq., b. Feb. 25, 1787. He 
lived in Orange. 


I. MARY," b. May 26, 1809; d. July 9, 1811. 
II. JEDUTHAN,' b. June 26, 181 1. 

235. III. ISAAC,^ b. Dec. 20, 1813. 

IV. NAPOLEON.T b. Oct. 12, 1815, d. March 4, 1838. 

V. MARY,''b. Jan. 19, 1818; m. i^^, Mr. Alexafider; m. z^ Sept. 13, 

1847, Williatn H. King. 

VI. FANNY,7 b. Oct. 23, 1819, m. Noah W. Packard. 

VII. PRESSON,'? b. March 24, 1822. 

vni, SYLVIA,'^ b. Nov. 3, 1823 ; m. Washburn. 

IX. JOSEPH,^, ^ ., ^ ^ ^ 
\\>. April 6, 1826. 
X. DAMON,^] 


I 15. PETER,6 (Levi,5 William,* William,^ William,^ 
William,!) b. in Orange Sept. 5, 1789; m. Nov. i, 1810, 
Abigail, dau. of Zina and Joanna (Cheney) GoodelU b. in 
North Orange, July 19, 1794; and she d. in Athol July 19, 
1884, aged 92. 

He resided in Orange, was a farmer, diligent, intelligent 
and enterprising. He was also a methodical man, careful of 
all his books and papers ; a pleasant evidence of this comes 
down in a set of " Farmers Almanacs " in which he recorded 
the births of his children from year to year ; from these the 
following record has been copied. He d. July 5, 1856. 


I. PRUDENCE,^ b. March 17, 181 1; m. Nov, 26, \Z\(y, Edwin 

Battles, of Orange, 
n. CHARLOTTE J b. July 12, 181 2; m. Artemas Ward Johnson of 

Orange and Boston; Children: (i)Georgiana Johnson, b. May 10, 

1839, m. Charles Warren Cheney; (2) Alfred Johnson, b. Nov. 

13, 1841. 

236. ni. LUTHER," b. Oct. 6. 1814. 

237. IV. EDWARD PETER,^ b. March 27, 181 7. 

238. V. ELIJAH,'^ b. Jan. 20, 1820. 

VI. and VII. Twins b. 7, d. 8 May, 1822. 

239. VIII. NATHANIEL,^ b. June 23, 1824. 

IX. ABNER,' b. Jan. 26, 1826; d. unmarried. May 31, 185 1. 

240. X. EBENEZER,^ b. Sept. 11, 1828. 

XI. ABIGAIL,^ b. July 31, 1831 ; d. June 11, 1835. 

^.TT T AMF 7 r 1 >"e,' m. James E. Mellen, d. 

XII. JANE, I i^_N^^^ 8 I Nov.11,1856. 

XIII. JANETTE,^ t J d. May 16, 1849. 

I I 6- STEPHEN,^ (Levi,5 Winiam,^ William,^ Winiam,^ 
William,!) b. Jan. 30, 1795, m. in Orange, Oct. 23, 1816, 
Matilda Kendall. He d. in Barre, March 2, 1873. 

LOIS W. ^ b. Oct. 28, 181 7. 


I I 7. ALEXANDER,^ (Levi,^ William,* William,^ Wil- 
liam,- William, 1) b. in Orange Aug. 17, 1797 ; m. April 24, 
1825, Tapha, dau. of Adams Streeter, b. Jan. 5, 1805 ; she 
d. Feb. 28, 1850. Resided in Orange. 

I. HARRIET EMELINE,' b. March 2, 1S26; d. March 23, 1849. 

241. n. ALEXANDER,^ b. June 30, 1828. 

III. ADAMS,'^ b. Nov. 11, 1S31, d. unmarried Sept. 22, 1855. 

IV. TAPHA ANN,' b. Nov. 30, 1834; m. Joseph E. Chase, son of 

Elijah and Triphosa Chase, of Templeton. 
V. JOSEPH CHASE,'? b. Sept. 30, 1842. 
VI. JULIETTE E.," b. Aug. 6, 1848. 

I I 8, PRESSON,^ (Levi,5 William,* William,^ William,^ 
William,^) b. July n, 1823, m. Mrs. Mary Ann, widow of 
Denny Rich, who d. July 29, 1874. 

He resided in Orange. He d. Oct. 13, 1855. 


242. I. LEVI PRESSON,Tb. June3, 1846. 

243. II. GEORGE B.,'? b. Dec. 2, 1847. 

244. HI. CHARLES N.j'^b. May 27, 1849. 

IV. HENRY," b. June 21, 1853 ; d. Sept. 4, 1853. 

I 19, PENUEL,6 (Nathan,^ Joseph,* Josiah,^ Joseph,2 
William, 1) b. in Sturbridge, May 17, 1779, m. April 15, 
1802, Huldah Tarbell. He d. Oct. 24, 1842. 

I. A son, b. Oct. 22, d. 25, 1802. 

245. II. ADOLPHUS M.,^b. Oct. 19, 1803. 

III. WINTHROP,'? b. April 14, 1806. 

IV. ELIZA,'? b. Dec. 14, 1808. 

120. WALTER,^ (Nathan,^ Joseph,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
William,^) b. in Sturbridge, Mass. Feb. 9, 1783, m. i^' Jan. 
30, 1808, Lydia Gains, b. at Salisbuiy, Conn., d. in i8i2-at 
Permelia, N. Y. ; he m. 2'^ Nov. 6, 1816, Lumira, dau. of 
William and Mercy (Nichols) Harris, b. in Martinsburgh, 
N. Y. April 23, 1796, and d. at Prattsburgh, N. Y. Jan. 7, 



246. I. HENRY GAINS,^ b. Jan. 19, 1809. 

II. WALTER GAINS,^ b. Jan. i, i8ii,d. May 6, 181 7. 

247. III. WALTER SHUMWAY,^ b. Aug. 16, 181 7. 

248. IV. ALBERT NICHOLS,^ b. July 12, 1820. 

V. LUMIRA,'^ b. Nov. 25, 1822, m. in Rochester, N. Y., March 3, 
1847, William O'Neill. Two children, who d. in infancy. 

249. VI. NATHAN WARREN,'^ b. March 9, 1824. 

VII, LYDIA JANE,' b. May 20, 1826; m. Jan. 4, 1848, William 
B irdse II Boyd, ^\iO was b. in Barrington, N. Y. March 30, 1824. 
They reside in Solway, N. Y. Children: (i) Mary Lumira 
Boyd, b. Sept. 10, 1848, m. Nov. 15, 1866, James Bonney, and 
had children, Jennie and William Bonney ; (2) William Walter 
Boyd, b. June 27, 1851, m. Dec. 30, 1883, Amanda Lamphier; 
(3) Jennie Louise Boyd, b. Nov. 19, i860, m. Nov. 15, 1883, 
William Gere Cady, who was b. Oct. 7, 1854. Reside in 
Syracuse, N. Y. and have children, [i.J Leda Boyd Cady, b. 
Oct. 27, 1884, [ii.] Hazel Fidelia Cady, b. Nov. 29, 1886, 
[iii.] Rush Boyd Cady, b. Aug. 20, 1891. 
VIII. ORPHA LAVINA,Tb. Nov. 9, 1830, m. Isaac Drew. Child: 
Jennie Drew. 
IX. ABBY,'' b. March 22, 1832, m. June 2, 1865, Edwin Nutt. Child : 
Edwin Nutt, b. Jan. 12, 1862, m. Sept. 24, 1891, Addie A. 

121. EPHRAIM WARREN,6 M. D. (Nathan,^ Joseph,^ 
Josiah,^ Joseph, 2 William, 1) b. in Sturbridge, July 30, 1794, 
m. Dec. 24, 1817, Altie Wheeler, dau. of Hon. Lemuel and 
Sina (Fitch) Chipman, b. in Richmond, Ont. co. N. Y., July 
26, 1800. Judge Chipman was a descendant of John Chip- 
man of Barnstable, an assistant surgeon at the battle of 
Bennington, a prominent legislator and juror of Rutland co. 
Vt. until 1795, w^hen he became a resident of Ontario co. 
N. Y. The wife of Judge C. was an accomplished woman. 
Dr. Cheney studied medicine with Dr. Amasa Trowbridge 
of Watertown, N. Y. was licensed physician and surgeon 
May 24, 1816. Practised at Richmond and Canandaigua, 
N. Y. Was president of the Ontario co. Medical Society and 
very highly regarded for professional skill and benevolence, 


as well as for his exemplary and spiritual Christian life. Was 
many years a communicant in the Episcopal church. 
He d. Nov II, 1864. Mrs. Cheney d. Feb. 9, 1862. 


I. MARGARET ELLEN,' b. Oct. i, 181 7, m. in 1S48 Dr. Alonzo 

D. Brown of Canandaigua, N. Y., d. at St. Joseph, Mich, Sept. 

4, 1894. Two daughters and one son survive, 
n. LEMUEL CHIPMAN,^ b. Sept. i, 1821, d. May 15, 1823. 
m. LEMUEL CHIPMAN," b. Sept. 17, 1824, d. unmarried Sept. 

II, 1848. 
IV. EDWARD WARREN,^ b. Feb. 17, 1827, d. March 7, 1836. 

250. V. GEORGE NATHAN,^ b. June 3, 1829. 

251. VI. WILLIAM FITCH," b. Dec. 30, 1831. 

252. VII. CHARLES EDWARD," (Bishop Cheney) b. Feb. 12, 1836. 
VIII. ALICE,^ b. March 24, 1840, d. Aug. 31, 1848. 

I 22. Rev. JOSEPH,^ (Josiah,5 Josiah/ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
William,^) b. in Holden Aug. 15, 1775, m. Elizabeth 
Preston. He graduated from Brown University in 1801, 
and studied for the ministiy. • Was ordained and served long 

and well. He m. Elizabeth Preston. He was pastor of 

the Baptist church at Augusta, Me. until 1807, when he re- 
moved to Milton, Vt. In 1819 he removed to Salisbury, Vt. 
where he was the first settled minister of the town. He was 
seriously injured by a fall from his horse, and incapacitated 
for further labor. He died June 6, 1834. 

I. ELIZABETH,' b. about 1809. 

II. LYDIA," b. about 181 1. 
ni. MARY," b. about 1813. 

253. IV. JOSEPH PRESTON," b. May 27, 1815. 

254. V. SAMUEL WILLARD," b. Dec. 2, 1819. 

123. JOHN,6 (Solomon Clark,^ Josiah,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 

William,!) b. in Holden Oct. 14, 1784, m. Eunice , 

who d. Oct. 9, 1848, aged 63. He resided in Holden. 


I. POLLY PRENTICE/ b. April 4, d. Dec. 5, 1816. 
II. POLLY PRENTICE,'? b. April 23, 1818. 

III. SALLY STODDARD,^ b. Oct. 17, 1819. 

IV. BETSEY STRATTON," b. Jan. 5, d. Feb. 25, 1821. 

V. ELIZABETH STRATTON/ b. Nov. 4, 1824; m. in Worcester, 

April 4, i2>6o, Jatnes Allen, of Barre. 
VI. EUNICE MARIA,^ b. July i, 1828. 

I 24. SIMON,6 (Solomon Clark,^ Josiah,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 

William, 1) b. in Holden Jan. 14, 1787, m. Molly . 

He entered the army in the second war with Great Britain ; 
was commissioned ensign March 31, 181 2, lieutenant July 
II, 1812, and captain March 25, 1815. " Capt. Simon 
Cheney died April 9, 18 16." 


255. JAMES ESTABROOK," b. Oct. 4, 1813. 

DELIA,'? b. Nov. 27, 1816 ; m. June 4, 1845, Safnuel Gates. 

126. JOSIAH,6 (Ebenezer,5 Josiah,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
William,^) m. Harriett, dau. of Lyman Scott of Chesterfield, 
N. H. 

He resided in Chesterfield. D. before 1774, as is shown 
by reference to him in county records. 

127. CLARK,6 (Ebenezer,5 Josiah,^ Josiah,^ Joseph,2 
William, 1) m. in 1834, Adeline M., (Crosby) widow of 
Washington White; d. at Charlestown, N. H. March 15, 


256. HARVEY A.,'? b. in 1850.I 

128. SIMON,6 (Ebenezer,5 Josiah,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
William, 1) m. in 1830 Mary, dau. of Reuben and Mary 
(Fisk) Lewis of Chesterfield, N. H., June 25, 1810. 


131. GUSTAVUS/ (Ebenezer,5 Timothy,^ Josiah,3 
Joseph, 2 William, 1) b. in Medfield in i8o8, m. i^* [Intention 
in Boston May i8, 1843] Mary E. Taft, m. 2^ Amelia A., 
b. in Limington, Me. in Dec, 1821. 

She d. in Boston May 13, 1889. 

He resided in Boston and carried on the trucking business ; 
d. July 31, i860. 


I. GEORGE E.,^ d. in Boston 1864. Est. adm. 1872. 

257. II. IRVING RHODES,^ b. Sept. 7, 1845. 


IV. JULIA ALTHEA,^ b. in Boston Oct. 4, 1853. 

V. CAROLINE A./ m. in Worcester, Dec. 29, 1873, Walter E. 
Stratton, b. in Paxton. 

I 35. WILLI AM,6 (Timothy,^ Timothy,* Josiah,^ Joseph,2 

William,!) b. Oct. 11, 1826, in Milford, m. Lydia J. . 

He resided in South Boston ; 
He d. Jan. 20, 1882. 


258. WILLIAM BARKER,^ b. Sept. 20, 1863. 

I 36. GEORGE,6 (Joseph,^ Timothy,* Josiah,^ Joseph,2 
WilHam,!) b. in Boston in 1836, m. i'*, March 9, 1856, 
Margaret Ann, dau. of Thomas Garvey, b. in Westboro in 
1839. ^^ resided in Boston. 

He followed his father's trade of trunk-maker. He d. Jan. 
13, 1883. 


I. GEORGE,'' b. Feb. 5, 1861. 

II. FRANCES EMMA,T b. June 29, 1866. 
III. GEORGE W.,7 b. July 25, 1872. 

138. SAMUEL,^ (Simon,5 Samuel,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
WiUiam,!) b. Feb. 14, 1806, m. May 19, 1835, Sarah Das- 
comb of Dedham, b. in 1814, d. Feb. 7, 1877. He resided 
in West Dedham ; was a milkman. He d. April 21, 1883. 



I. FRANCIS,^ b. May 16, 1836; unmarried. 

II. ELMIRA," b. Dec. 24, 1838, d. Oct. 2, 1840. 

259. III. RUFUS FRENCH,^ b. March 28, 1841. 

260. IV. SAMUEL ELLIS J b. July 25, 1843. 

261. V. CHARLES WATSON/ b. March 22, 1846. 

VI. SARAH ELIZABETH,^ b. March 22, 1846, m. Oct. 23, 1878, 
Percy E. Tisdale, son of James P. and Mary E. Tisdale of 
Walpole ; resides at West Dedham. 
vn. SIMON WILLIS,' b. Dec. 8, 1850; unmarried. 
VIII. MARIANNA,' b. Nov. 13, 1853, d. Oct. 5, 1892. 

262. IX. ALBERT,' b. Aug. 28, 1855. 

X. HENRY HUBERT,' b. Dec. 30. 1858, d. Dec. 7, 1868. 

139. LUTHER,^ (Simon,5 Samuel,^ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
William,^) b. in Dover July 25, 1809, m. in Dedham, June 
19, 1844, Mrs. Elizabeth (Onion) Fisher, of Dedham, b. Jan. 
14, 1807. He d. March 31, 1873. The w^idovv^ d. Aug. i, 
1875, bequeathing a token of remembrance to her sons by 
former marriage, Leonard Fisher of Redwood, Cal. and 
Jeremiah Fisher, of Boston, and making her son Martin L. 
Cheney residuary legatee and executor of her will. He was 
a farmer, residing in Dedham. 


I. EDWIN,' b. April i, d. May i, 1845. 

263. n. MARTIN LUTHER,' b. July 17, 1846. 

I 40. SIMON,^ (Simon,5 Samuel,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Wil- 
liam, i) b. in Dedham Sept. 15, 1820, m. Dec. 11, 1845, 
Eliza Ann, dau. of Oliver and Azubah (Gay) Morse of Ded- 
ham, b. Dec. 15, 1822, d. Jan. 6, 1890. Oliver Morse was 
a farmer, b. Dec. 5, 1769, d. May 23, 1832, and his wife 
was b. Feb. 10, 1774, and d. Oct. 27, 1846. Mr. Cheney 
was an expressman ; his home was in Norwood. He d. 
Feb. 16, 1893. 



I. ABBIE FRANCES/ b. Sept. 27, 1846, m. June 3, 1868, Henry 
William Tisdale. He is a grocer in Roxbury (Boston). Chil- 
dren : (i) Clara Eliza Tisdale, b. April 11, 1870, d. April 16, 
1888, (2) Charles Henry Tisdale, b. June 24, 1872, (3) Ella 
May Tisdale, b. April 20, 1878, (4) Frederick Cheney Tisdale, 
b. March 30, 1882, (5) Edith Tisdale, b. Feb. 17, 1885, (6) Ruth 
Morse Tisdale, b. Jan. 24, 1S93. 
II. CHARLES EDWARD,' b. Nov. 11, 1856, d. March 18, 1857. 
264. m. ALFRED SIMON," b. May 31, 185S. 

I 42. NATHANIEL HOLBROOK,^ (Calvin,^ Samuel,^ 
Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William, 1) b. April i, 1815, m. at Mendon 
April 6, 1845, Clarissa dau. of Charles and Ann P. (Hol- 
brook) Hartshorn, b. in 1823. 


Seventh Generation. 

143, THOMAS," (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Winiam,^ Wil- 
liam,3 Thomas,2 William, i) b. in 1785, m. Feb. 18, 1810, 
Sarah Rice; she d. in Boston "Nov. 5, 1854, ^g^^ T^-" 

He resided in Roxbury. He d. Dec. 16, 1822, " ae. 38." 


265. I. WILLIAM F0STER,8 b. Jan. 3, 1811. 

II. SARAH, 8 b. Feb. 16, 1817, [not mentioned in her grandmother's 
will in 1845 ; from which it may be inferred that she had died.] 

266. III. JAMES,8 b. about 1820, d. about 1845. 

IV. MARY,^ b. about 1S22, m. George B. Whippen^ [intention filed in 
Boston Dec. 25, 1845.] 

144, WILLIAM,^ (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,3 Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Roxbury Nov. 28, 1789, 
m. Rebecca Richards. She d. June 10, 1880. 

He resided in Roxbury; d. Jan. 5, 1830. 



I. JANE F0STER,8 b. Dec. 8, 181 1, m. Ayers. 

II. REBECCA RICHARDS,^ b. Oct. 8, 1813, m. Robert Clouston 
Campbell. Children: (i) William Cheney Campbell, b. in 1838, 
d. in 1842, (2) Willietta M. Campbell, m. Sept. 22, 1881, Isaac 
Sprague, Jr. and has one son, Robert Campbell Sprague. 

267. m. WILLIAM,^ b. March 25, 1816. 

IV. CATHARINE ELIZABETH,^ b. Sept. 21, 1818, d. June 26, 

V. EBENEZER GODDARD,^ b. Dec. 7, 1822, d. Feb. 15, 1845. 

268. VI. GEORGE SEAVER,8b. Dec. 12, 1S25. 

149. CALVIN,^ (Jonathan,^ Damel,^ Abiel,^ William,^ 
Thomas,^ William/) b. in Pittstown, N. Y., m. Lydia Bly. 

He lived in Ellery, Chautauqua co. N. Y. ; was a dairy 
farmer. He died in Harmony, N. Y, 


278. I. SPENCER,^ b, Nov. 3, 1824; was a farmer and speculator, a 

rich bachelor; d. April 20, 1892. 

279. II. ASA,8 

, b. Aug, 13, 1826 

280. III. ABEL,8 

281. IV. JOSHUA,^ b. April 22, 1828. 

282. V. WILLIAM,^ b. July 20, 1831. 

d. young, 
vn. ALFRED,^ ' 

150. DANIEL,^ (Jonathan,^ Daniel,^ Abiel,^ William,^ 
Thomas,^ William^,) b. in Jamestown, Chautauqua co. N. Y. 
m. Amanda Parkhurst of Little Falls, N. Y. She d. Nov. 
26, 1885. 

He spent his life in his native co. and d. in Jamestown. 


I 53. ELIAS EATON,^ (Ebenezer,^ William,^ Joseph,* 
Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Campton, N. H. 
May 30, 1793, m. Lucy Fletcher, dau. of Joseph and 
Rachel Emerson, of Dunstable, b. April 21, 1803. He 


was a joiner and carpenter. Lived in Campton, N. H. ; then 
in Thetford, Vt. He resided in Boscawen, N. H. in 1828 ; 
bought land in Canterbury, N. H. March 18, 1828. He 
returned after some years to Thetford, Vt. ; d. there Feb. 2, 


290. I. ORAMEL FLETCHER,8b. Nov. 4, 1826. 

II. FRANCES KENDRICK,8b.inBoscawen, N.H.Aug. 12, 1828, 
m. Charles Carroll Strong, of Thetford, Vt. Res. Van Wirt, O. 

291. ni. SAMUEL FLETCHER,^ b. Dec. 2, 1829. 

IV. MARY GERRISH,8 b. Oct. 28, 1831, d. June 24, 1852. 
V. SMITH SANB0RN,8 b. July 13, 1834, d. July 20, 1852. 

292. VI. JONATHAN EMERSON,« b. Jan. 27, 1836. 

VII. LUCY ELLEN,8 b. April 29, 1839, d. at Defiance, O. Sept. 16, 

VIII. HARRIET JOSEPHINE,^ b. June 24, 1842, resides in Boston. 
IX. ROGER HOWARD,^ b. in Thetford, Vt. Oct. 31, 1845, d. Sept. 
10, 1849. 

161. SIMEON FRANKLAND,^ (Moses,^ William,^ 
Joseph,^ Benjamin, '5 Thomas,^ William,^) b. on the island of 
Grand Menan Dec. 8, 1814, m. June 18, 1844, Elizabeth 
Jane Frankland. 

He is a farmer, resides at Castilia, Grand Menan, New 
Brunswick. Though far advanced in years he has taken 
great interest in gathering the records of the descendants of 
William ^ (of Newbury and Grand Menan) and proved him- 
self a valuable helper. 


301. I. LORENZO DRAKE,8b. June 2, 1845. 

302. II. ALBERT FRANCIS,8 b. April 12, 1847. 

303. III. WILSON,8b. Sept. 20, 1849. 

304. IV. WEBSTER FRANCIS,^ b. Oct. 2, 1850. 

V. SARAH JANE,8 b. Sept. 16, 1853, m. Nov. 13, 1874, Wellesley 
Winchester. Children: (i) Carrie Winchester, b. June 9, 1873, 
(2) Colman Winchester, b. May 3, 1877, (3) Ralph Winchester, 
b. June 4, 1880, (4) Lloyd Winchester, b. May 28, 1882, (5) 
Brooks Winchester, b. June 29, 1884, (6) Esther Winchester, b. 
Dec. II, 1886, (7) Reginald Winchester, b. Feb. 24, 1890. 


305. VI. GEORGE MANFORD.^b. Dec. 25, 1859. 

306. vii. BOARDMAN,^ b. Jan. 15, 1862. 

307. vin. EDGAR SIMEON,^ b. Feb. 18, 1865. 

163. DAVID,' (John,6 Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ 
Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Southbridge Oct. 17, 1803, m. 
I'*, Feb. 6, 1828, Sally Johnson, b. March 5, 1805. He m. 
2*, Aug. 19, 1835, Nancy E. Dennison, b. Dec. 15, 1808, 
d. July I, 1887. 

He removed to Zenia, O. about 1840. He d. March i, 


I. JOHN J.,8b. Dec. 5, 1828. 

II. EMELINE,^ b. July 7, 1838, d. June 30, 1887. 
m. LUCY E.,8 b. March 10, 1841, d. July 12, 1887. 

IV. DAVID DENNIS0N,8 b. Oct. 29, 1843. Settled at Batavia, O. 
V. HENRY MARVIN/ b. June 26, 1848; residence, North 

Topeka, Kan. 
VI. GEORGE WILBUR,^ b. Aug. 29, 1850, removed to Santa 

Anna, California. 

I 64. Rev. LABAN CLARK,' (John,^ Thomas,^ John,* 
Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wilham,!) b. in Southbridge March 
20, 1808, m. Nov. I, 183 1, Cynthia Jane Smith of Derby, 
Conn., b. April 13, 1813, d. March 3, 1864. He entered 
the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, and preached 
at New Britain, Derby and other points in Conn. He re- 
sided some time in Vicksburg, Miss., where his oldest son 
was born ; afterward in New York city. He was chaplain of 
the 4"' Ohio Cavalry, a 9 months' regiment ; was discharged 
July 17, 1862. He d. April 15, 1864, and was buried at 
Zenia, O. 


311. I. BENJAMIN HICKS,8b. Oct. 10, 1838. 
11. EDWARD 0LIN,8 b. and d. in 1840. 

m. HARRIET JOSEPHINE.^ b. Feb. 7, 1845, m. B. F. Kimtear, 
and resided in Covington, Ky. 


168. ABNER CLARK,' (Leonard,*^ Thomas,^ John,^ 
Benjamin, 2 Thomas,^ William,^) m. Eunice Brown. 

|70> MARVIN,^ (Joel,6 Thomas,^ John,'^ Benjamin,^ 
Thomas, 2 William, 1) b. Oct. 30, 1802, m. Nov. 24, 1825, 
Bethia Morse. 

Deacon Marvin Cheney spent 76 years in Southbridge to 
good purpose. He tilled soil over which his ancestors and' 
relatives had wrought for long years, and held strong, pos- 
itive convictions ; was a firm believer in the Gospel, deeply 
concerned to have all "repent and believe and be baptized"; 
active in promoting a "revival" which was going on at the 
time of his death ; at the same time he was characterized by 
one who had been his pastor as a man of "christian pro- 
gressiveness, who understood the temper and spirit of the 
times." " Faith, moral force, heroism," says another pastor, 
were his qualities. He was teacher and superintendent of 
the Sunday School, deacon, committee-man and enjoyable 
associate in the Baptist church ; selectman, overseer of the 
poor, advocate of public improvements in the town ; he was 
a valuable citizen. Rarely does a man earn more praise and 
less criticism in a lifetime of simply local career. He and 
his wife celebrated their golden wedding in 1876. He d. 
Feb. 5, 1878. She survived him, and d. June 3, 1886. 

I. JOHN MARVIN,8 b. April 28, 1832. 

319. n. ALPHA M0RSE,8b. Dec. 27, 1834. 

320. m. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON,^ b. March 4, 1841. 

IV. ELLEN CATHARINE,^ b. Oct. 3, 1842, m. Stephen Himnanj 

d. June 7, 1879. 
V. CAROLINE M0RSE,8 b. May 24, 1844, m. Frank Christie of 

Belmont, la. 

171. JOEL,'^ (Joel,*" Thomas,^ John,"* Benjamin, 3 Thomas,^ 
William, 1) b. May 7, 1815, m. Dec. 24, 1846, Harriet C. 
Rouse, of Norwich, Ct. 

He spent his life in Southbridge. Was greatly interested 
in the cause of religion, at home and abroad ; a good giver 




to foreign missions, especially. Made extensive inquiries 
into the history of the Cheneys of New England, and 
gathered many items respecting them from original docu- 
ments and by correspondence. He obtained the photographic 
copy of the will of William ^ of Roxbury, which we print in 
this volume by permission of his executors. He d. at his 
home Oct. 10, i8qS. 

^^ CHILD. 


I 72. Rev. DAVID BACHELLER,7 (Joel,^ Thomas,^ 
John,* Benjamin, 3 Thomas, ^ William, i) b. in Southbridge 
June 8, 1820 ; was educated at Shelburne Falls, Worcester, 
and Amherst College ; was ordained to the ministry in the 
Baptist church at Mansfield, Conn. April 23, 1843, (the day 
on which the Millerites expected the end of the world !) He 
afterwards succeeded to the pastorate of churches in Nor- 
wich, Conn, in 1845, in Columbus, O. in 1847, in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. in 1852, in San Francisco, Cal. in 1859, i^ Boston, 
Mass. in 1867, in Chicago, 111. in 1874, i^ Elgin, 111. in 
1878, and in Lima, O. in 1883. He was editor of the de- 
nominational journal, The Evangel, in S. F. ; author of 
a volume entitled "The Baptists; their history, faith and 
polity," and many brief articles published in journals and 
periodicals. He received the honorary degree of A. M. in 
1850 from Denison Univ., O., and that of D. D. from the 
University of Chicago in 1864. 

In addition to his efficient and highly successful labors as 
a pastor and preacher, he always carried responsible burdens 
in denominational matters. In Ohio he was secretary of 
the State Convention ; in Pennsylvania, secretary of the Bap- 
tist Education Society, and of the Publication Society; in 
Chicago he was active on the boards of the Theological 
Seminary and the Missionary Union. His chief aim was to 
be " a good minister of Jesus Christ," and in a high degree 
this was attained. Below we give an article communicated 
to the "Standard" of Jan. 11, 1894, by one competent to de- 
scribe some of the characteristics of this distinguished man. 



Standard, Jan. 11, 1894. 

Permit me first to make some corrections in your sketch of this great and 
good man's life whicli appeared in last week's Standard. His first pas- 
torate was not in Mansfield, Mass., but Mansfield, Conn. Nor did he go 
from Mansfield to Norwich, but to Greenville, then a manufacturing suburb 
of Norwich. There were two Baptist churches in Norwich at the time. 
The writer's parents were members of the Baptist church in Mansfield, and 
the writer himself a member of the Sunday-school and congregation. Pre- 
vious to the coming of Dr. Cheney, the church had for pastor Rev. Henry 
Bromley, whose pastorate had lasted seven years*. Both had begun to 
preach very young, but the contrast between the two was striking. The 
first pastor added to his boyish looks a remarkably small stature, while his 
successor was tall, well-proportioned, and erect, and only his fair and youth- 
ful countenance indicated the dawning of early manhood. 

Soon after Dr. Cheney's settlement a council was called for his ordina- 
tion. All the churches of the old Ashford Association were represented, 
and there were several visitors from other associations. It was an event of 
no ordinary importance to a boy brought up in a country town. Dr. S. S. 
Cutting, then pastor at Southbridge, Mass., was the preacher on the occa- 
sion, and Rev. Alvin Bennett, of South Wilbraham, Mass., brother of Rev. 
Alfred Bennett, missionary in central New York, and both natives of 
Mansfield, offered the ordaining prayer. The writer, with a boy friend, sat 
in the gallery overlooking the pulpit, and witnessed and heard all with 
mingled wonder and admiration. 

One of the first things undertaken by Dr. Cheney was the remodeling of 
the meeting-house. It was one of the oldest of the old-fashioned churches, 
with two tiers of windows, high ceiling, high pulpit, and a horseshoe gal- 
lery on three sides. To get the consent of the older members to have all 
this changed, the gallery torn out, the ceiling lowered, and the pulpit 
brought down almost to the level occupied by ordinary sinners, was a 
herculean task. But Dr. Cheney's boundless enthusiasm and indomitable 
energy overcame all opposition. How well the writer remembers Dr. 
Cheney as he came into the plough-field where he was engaged in driving 
oxen for his father to plough, upon his mission of money-raising. There 
was argument pro and coji^ the clerical advocating, the layman opposing, 
and the boy listening and deciding against his father before the argument 
was half finished. At last the wordy conflict ended, the needed subscrip- 
tion was secured, and the victor left the field in triumph. 

In the fall of each year during Dr. Cheney's pastorate in Mansfield he 
taught a select school in the pastorate, and the writer was one of his 
scholars. As a teacher he was prompt, exacting, and almost merciless in 
his treatment of indolent and careless pupils. To bring them up to his 



ideal of scholarship both reproof and ridicule were freely used, and many 
a student never forgot the cutting criticisms made upon his poorly prepared 
and blundering recitations. 

The writer met his former pastor and teacher for the last time at the 
meeting of the Illinois General Association at Elgin, and remembers with 
pleasure how the acquaintance of former years was renewed, and the scenes 
and incidents of the Mansfield pastorate talked over. Farewell, faithful 
friend and wise teacher. There were many things your pupil did not 
understand on earth, but he hopes by and by in the better land to prosecute 
his studies until he " shall know even as he is known." 

Indianapolis, Jan. 4, i8g4. Dwight Spencer. 

He married i^* June 8, 1843, at Southbridge, Mass. Susan 
Maria Ammidown, b. Sept. 5, 1822, d. at Columbus, O., 
Aug. 18, 1850. He m. 2'\ at Boston, June 10, 185 1, Sarah 
Constance Hopkins, dau. of D'' Caleb Hopkins and Sarah 

(Drew) Snow, b. . D'' Snow attained eminence both 

in his profession and as the author of a valuable History of 
Boston. He and his wife were descendants of Caleb Hopkins 
and Gov. Bradford and other of the " Mayflower" Pilgrims. 
Mrs. Sarah C. H. S. Cheney d. Nov. 12, 1896, and was 
buried by her husband's side in Columbus, O. 


I. HARRIET ELIZABETH,^ b. at Mansfield, Conn. May 29, 
1844, d. Jan. 8, 1846. 

n. FRANCES MARIA,^ b. at Norwich, Conn. Feb. 22, 1847, m. i^t, 
Jan. 3, 1867, in San Francisco, Cal., Cassius M. Conro, who d. 
in 1882; m. 2d at Elgin, 111. D^ R. F. Bimiett. Children: (i) 
Fannie Malvina Conro, b. Oct. 3, 1873, (2) Joseph Albert 
Conro, b. Sept. 11, 1875. They reside at Elgin, 111. 
m. MARY ELLA,8 b. at Columbus, O. Sept. 27, 1848, m, Dec. 31, 
1868, in Boston, Franklin J. Clark, b. in Mason, N. H., son of 
John and Amelia Clark. Child : Mildred Ammidown Clark, 
b. April 2, 1 87 1. 
IV. LUCY SN0W,8 b. in Philadelphia, Pa. May 6, 1853, d. Jan. 8, 

V. NAOMI SARAH,8 b. Dec. 6, 1855, d. April 17, 1856. 

325. VI. JAMES L0RING,8 b. at Cleveland, O. Oct. 13, 1857. 

326. VII. DAVID BATCHELLER, Jr. b. at San Francisco, Cal. Aug. 7, 


327. vm. FRANKLIN SNOW,^ b. May 9, 1864. 


175. DANFORTH,' (Thomas," Benjamin,^ William,* 
Benjamin, 3 Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Ashford, Conn. Oct. 
29, 1794. 

Resided at Waterford, Vt. 

I 79, JOHN NELSON,' (Charles," Thomas,^ John,* Ben- 
jamin,^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. Nov. 29, 181 1, m. Jan. 19, 
1838, Dolly M. Sayles. They resided in Dudley. 

180. WELLES,7 (Daniel," Benjamin,^ WilHam,* Ben- 
jamin,^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. in Wellsborough, Essex Co., 
N. Y., April 6, 1806, m. June, 1826, Deborah R. Hawkins. 

He was a farmer, and lived at Delevan, N. Y. 


330. I. MUNSON W.,s b. July 22, 1828 ; d. March 26, 1865. 
n. NANCY L.,^ b. Dec. 26, 1831. 

HI. MEHITABEL,8 b. Sept. 4, 1835 ; d. Feb. 9, 1851. 

181. JOHN,' (Daniel," Benjamin,^ WilHam,* Benjamin,^ 
Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Olean, Catt. Co., N. Y., June 6, 
1813, d. in Yorkshire, Catt. Co., N. Y. August 20, 1881 ; 
m. in Penn. Sept. 20, 1840, Sarah A. Hodges, daughter of 
Leonard and Mary Hodges of Warren, Pa., b. March 24, 1825. 

He was a successful farmer ; he lived nearly all his life in 
the county in which he was born, spending a few years in 
the present town of Garfield, Penn., running a sawmill. By 
frugality and industry he acquired a competence. By his 
honesty and fair dealing he secured the confidence of his 
townsmen, being elected to several important offices. The 
most precious legacy he left to his children was his good 
name, the result of his upright Christian life. 


331. I. CLARK ABIAL,« b. April 30, 1842. 

332. II. WALTER WILM0T,8b. July 6, 1844. 

III. EUNICE IRENE,8b. March 24, 1S46; m. Dec. 31, 1866 to 
Hejiry L. Crooker, of Arcade. Children: (i) Charles Francis 
Crooker, b. April 16, 1872, (2) John Cheney Crooker, b. Dec. 26, 
1 873) (3) Walter Elgene Crooker, b, Dec. 16, 1878. 


333. IV. FRANCIS JOHN,s b. June 5, 1848. 

334. V. GEORGE HAMLINE,8 b. March 7, 1850. 

VI. CHARLES SUMNER,8b. Sept. 9, 1856; d. Nov. 20, 1861. 

335. VII. LYMAN J0SIAH,8b. Oct. 11, i860. 

184. NATHANIEL,' (Nathaniel,^ Wales,^ William,^ 
William,^ William,^ William,!) b. March i, 1799, m. Oct. 
27, 1828, Maria Morse, of Newfane, Vt. He was a mer- 
chant ; resided at Jamaica in early manhood; removed to 
Townshend, Vt. v\rhere he was postmaster several years ; 
and then made his home in Brattleboro, Vt. He was a rep- 
resentative to the legislature in 1831. He was conspicuous 
for his "christian character, integrity, righteousness, com- 
bined with humility and kindness." He d. Aug. 9, 1874. 


I. WALES W.,8 b. July 15, d. July 28, 1826. 

II, HENRY WALES,8 b. Aug. 9, 1827. He became a hotel clerk, 
was at the Quincy Hotel, Boston some time. He d. in San 
Francisco, Cal. Aug. 12, 1868; "he passed away in the 
christian faith." 

341. III. GEORGE AUSTIN,8b. March 10, 1829. 

IV. NATHANIEL, Jr.,^ b. at Jamaica, Vt. Oct. 28, 1831. He was 
a fine musician, organist of the Congregational church at 
Townshend, Vt., a christian young man of great promise. He 
d. Jan. 6, 1850, greatly missed. 

342. V. CHARLES ARTHUR,^ b. June 13. 1835. 

343. VI. ALBERT AUGUSTUS,^ b. Jan. 24, 1840. 

I 85. WALES,^ (Nathaniel,^ Wales,^ William,* Winiam,^ 
■WilHam,2 Wilham,i) b. in Orange April 13, 1801 ; m. March 
28, 1830, Esther Staunton, of Wyoming, N. Y. He re- 
sided there ; raised small fruits for market ; originated the 
" Col. Cheney strawberry." Was gifted in drawing and 
painting ; made oil portraits of his parents. He had no 
children. He d. in 1881. 


I 86. SAMUEL TORREY READ,' (Nathaniel,6Wales,5 
William/ William,^ William,^ William,i) b. June 29, 1806, 
m. i^*, at Jamaica, Vt., Nov. 2, 1830, Mary Eaton Kellogg, 
b. 1813, d. June 22, 1836. He m. 2*^, Martha Ann Brown, 


344. I. WILLI AM,8 b. Sept. 8, 1833. 

345. n. WALES,8 b. Nov. 11, 1835. 

III. FRANCES ADELAIDE,^ b. Feb. 4, 1840. 

346. IV. FREDERICK SAMUEL,8 b. Sept. 30, 1845. 

V. ELLA CATHARINE,^ b. March 3, 1848. 
VI. ALBERT EDWIN,8 b. Sept. 17, 1853, d. April 3, 1856. 
VII. NETTIE M.,8b. June 14, 1857. 

I 89. PHILIP JONES,' (David,6 Wales,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,^ William,^ William,^) b. in Orange Oct. 3, 1794; m. 
July 4, 1819, Lorinda Jennings, b. in Calais, Vt. ; d. April 
26, 1848. 

He resided in Irving's Grant and in Orange. 


I. JAMES,8 b. Feb. 19, d. Feb. 20, 1820. 
II. J0SIAH,8 b. July 5, 1823 ; d. Feb. 7, 1843. 

III. BETSEY, s b. Jan. 25, 1825 ; m. Josiah Holden. 

IV. H0PESTILL,8 b. June 15, 1827; m. April 6, 1841, Danforth 

Putnam; d. Feb. 7, 1848. 
V. NATHANIEL,^ b. Dec. 13, 1829; d. March 13, 1855. 
VI. PHILIP J0NES,8 b. Aug. 13, 1833; d. March 2, 1853. 
VII. LORINDA J.,8 b. Nov. 18, 1835 ; m. June 5, 1854, Stephen Fos- 

190. AMOS,' (Nathan,^ Wales,^ William,* William,^ 
William,^ William, i) b. Nov. 2, 1793, m. May 7, 1826, 
Elvira, dau. of Solomon and Anne (Wheelock) Mallard, b. 
in Gill, Aug. 8, 1805 ; her mother was a daughter of Eleazer. 
Wheelock of Warwick. Mr. Amos Cheney resided a few 
years in Ware, and sometime afterward in Gill ; for many 
years was a merchant in Athol ; a genial, friendly man, fond 
of children, agreeable to all. He was an enthusiastic lover 


of Free Masonry, having entered the order in his early man- 
hood. He was an attractive person, with black eyes and 
hair and highly colored cheeks. He died at Athol Dec. 5, 
1881. Mrs. Cheney survives at this writing. She has re- 
tained her faculties well, and is a delight to all who meet her ; 
her recollections bridge across nine decades, and help us to 
realize the colonial period, from which the republic had 
scarcely emerged when she tirst saw the light. And although 
her body has become somewhat enfeebled, her inner life is 
so clear and hearty that she seems a prophetess of the life 
that knows no failing and no death. 

I. ROYAL WHEEL0CK,8 b. May 16, 1827; d. March 16, 1829. 

347. n. WHEELOCK AMOS,^ b. April 22, 1830. 

ni. ANN MARIA,8 b. in Ware, Sept. 5, 1834; m. July 31, 1853, 
George Augustine Flagg, son of W™ and Olive (Newhall) 

348. IV. HIRAM WASHINGTON,sb. Oct. 7, 1837. 

v. MARY ANZ0NETTE,8b. in Gill, Oct. 4, 1843; m. March 30, 
1862, Hon. George Henry Hoyt, b. in Athol Nov. 25, 1837, son 
of Dr. George and Avalina (Witt) Hoyt. He vi^as educated in 
the schools of his native town and at Westboro Academy. Read 
law ; was admitted to the bar. Was in the editorial chair of 
the Athol newspaper some time. Served one term in the Mass. 
House of Representatives. When the famous John Brown 
made his startling, armed attack on the Slave-holding people at 
Harper's Ferry, Va., in i860, and was captured and brought to 
trial, Mr. Hoyt went down with others and aided in the defence 
of the remarkable prisoner. 

[See Hinton's "John Brown and His Men."] 
On the breaking out of the war Mr. Hoyt went to Ohio, and 
enlisted as a private in a company raised by John Brown, jr., 
son of the martyr ; the company went to Kansas and formed a 
part of the j^^ Kansas Cavalry, Mr. Hoyt receiving a commis- 
sion as 2^ lieutenant : he was promoted, later on, to be captain 
of Co. K. After service of importance he resigned and assisted 
in recruiting the 1 5"^ Kansas cavalry, of which Charles R. Jen- 
nison became Col. and Capt. Hoyt was commissioned Lieut.- 
Col. He did gallant service in a number of engagements, and 


was made brevet Brigadier General for special bravery in the 
action at Newtonia, Mo. 

He made his home in Topeka, Kansas. 

He d. Feb. 2, 1877, greatly lamented, and leaving an admira- 
ble record for philanthropy, patriotism and attractive personal- 
ity. Mrs. Hoyt resides with her mother and daughter in Athol. 

Children: (i) George DeWitt Hoyt, b. Aug. 8, 1863; was 
educated in the schools of Athol, including the High School; 
but sank under the power of Consumption Jan. 14, 1886; (2) 
Mary Clare Hoyt, b. May 16, 1868. 

191. NATHAN,' (Nathan,6 Wales,^ William,^ William,^ 
William, 2 William, i) b. in Athol June 24, 1800, m. Dec. 3, 
1826, Rhoda Holbrook, of Swanzey, N. H., b. in 1804. 
He rem. to Weare, N. H, and was some years agent of 
the Cotton Mill there. He d. in Boston Sept. 16, 1866; the 
widow d. Sept. 9, 1877. 


ELLEN, ^ b. Dec. 20, 1829, m. Jesse Johnson. 
She has been since 1884 matron of the Woman's Reformatory 
at Sherborn. She received from the World's Columbian 
Exposition the bronze medal and a diploma, awarded, as the 
diploma recites, " for evidence of a model management in every 
detail." Mrs. Johnson has been Superintendent for the last 
twelve years, having succeeded Miss Clara Barton in January, 

I 92. SAMUEL FRENCH,' (Nathan,^ Wales,^ WilHam,* 
William,^ William,^ Wilham,^) b. in Orange Sept. 17, 1802, 
m. Feb. i, 1825, Laurinda Battle, of Orange. He made his 
home in Athol ; was'a boot and shoe manufacturer, and latterly 
dealt in real-estate. He d. in Cambridge, April 17, 1874. 


I. ELIZABETH,^ b. Aug. 7, 1827, d. June 25, 1846. 

349. II. NATHAN," b. Jan. 11, 1832. 

350. ni. GEORGE SHERMAN,^ b. May 19, 1834. 

351. IV. CHARLES WARREN,8 b. Sept. 23, 1835. 

193. WALES,' (Nathan,^ Wales,^ William,^ William,^ 
William, 2 William, 1) b. in Orange, July 21, 1806; m. May 
13, 1831, Nancy, dau. of Stephen Mayo, b. Aug. 4, 1810. 
He d. Feb. 24, 1843. 


352. WALLACE,^ b. July 3, 1832. 

197. NATHAN,' (Alexander,^ Wales,^ William,^ Wil- 
liam,^ William, 2 William i) b. July 25, 1804; m. April 5, 
1829, Susan, dau. of Abijah and Elizabeth W. Stone, of 
Hopkinton. Mrs. Elizabeth W. Stone became the second 
wife of his father. Mr. Cheney's life was a very brief 
one. He d. in Milford Dec. 7, 1833. His widow m. (2*^) 
May 19, 1835, Sumner Eaton. 


I. SARAH WHITNEY,8b. Feb. 13, 1830. 

360. II. EDWARD SHEPHERD,^ b. Jan. 26, 1833. 

1 98. EBENEZER,' (Artemas,^ Caleb,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,3 William,^ William, i) b. in Milford April 14, 1782, 
m. i'^ Jan. 25, 1810, Mary dau. of Daniel and Mary 
(Atwood) Daniels; she d. in Barre July 14, 1836; and he 

m. 2'^ Polly of Petersham. She d. in Athol Oct. 14, 

1869, aged 80 yrs. 5 mos. 8 days. 

He resided some years in Barre ; d. in Athol Jan. 30, 1869. 


361. I. EDSON DANIELS,8b. Oct. 16, 1810. 

362. 11. DEXTER,8 b. June 11, 1813. 

363. III. WILLARD,8 b. Feb. 22, 1815. 

364. IV. EBENEZER,8b. Oct. 15, 1818. 

V. CHARLOTTE A.s m. in Boston, Oct. 30, 1846, Henry A. 

Hayward oi Petersham. 

VI. LOIS W.8 m. in Barre, Nov. 25, 1841, James W. Cramer of 

Saratoga, N. Y. 

I 99. ARTEMAS,' (Artemas,6 Caleb,^ William,* Winiam,^ 

WilHam,2 Wilham,!) b. in Milford March 27, 1786, m. 

1808, Betsey, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Litdefield, b. in 
Milford June 3, 1792. He learned the trade of blacksmith; 
resided in Barre. He d. Aug. 2, 1861 ; his widow d. Aug. 
4, 1862. 



CLARINDA,8 b, Dec. 14, 1808, m. Dec. 29, 1825, Joel D. 
Wilder, of Petersham; d. in Willoughby, O. Feb. 12, 1872; he 
was b. in Barre, Mass. Jan. 27, 1802, and d. at Concord, O, 
April 24, 1877. Children: (i) Charles Wilder, b. at Westmore- 
land, N. Y. Feb. 26, 1828, m. May 29, 1846, Harriet E. 
Kellogg, d. Oct. 7, 1864; (2) Henry Wilder, b. at Vernon, 
N. Y. Feb. 2, 1830, m. Feb. 8, 1863, Amanda Andrews, res. 
Cleveland, O. ; (3) Leonard C. Wilder, b. March 25, 1832, d. 
Oct. 20, 1842; (4) Elizabeth A. Wilder, b. Feb. 27, 1834, m. 
Dec. 24, 1 86 1, Grandison A. Tuttle, res. Painesville, O. ; (5) 
Abel M. Wilder, b. March 7, 1836, m. Emma S. Spice Dec. 10, 
1867, res. Concord, O. ; (6) Mary C. Wilder, b. June 16, 1838, 
d. Jan. 10, 1846; (7) Lydia Ann Wilder, b. Jan. 26, 1840, d. 
Oct. 12, 1843; (8) George Wilder, b. Sept. 25, 1 841, d. Nov. 
18, 1841 ; (9) Harriet E. Wilder, b. Feb. 13, 1843; (^o) 
Jeanette R. Wilder, b. Nov. 25, 1844, m. William B. Drew, 
res. San Francisco, Cal. ; (u) Marian Edith Wilder, b. Aug. 13, 
1850, m. Henry G. Griswold, July 13, 1890 ; res. Concord, O. 
The following obituary notice of Mr. Wilder appeared in the 
local paper upon his demise. 

Mr. Joel D. Wilder died at Concord, Tuesday morning, April 
24th, aged 75 years. The deceased was a native of Barre, 
Mass. After his marriage he removed to Oneida county, N. Y., 
from whence he removed to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1854, where 
he resided until 1861, when he removed to Willoughby, where 
he has since resided, and where since the death of his wife, he 
and his daughter. Miss Hattie E. Wilder, have kept house, 
except when he has made an occasional visit to his daughter, 
Mrs. G. N. Tuttle, and his son, Mr. Henry Wilder, in Concord. 
While making such a visit at his daughter's he was taken 
with inflammation of the stomach, of which he died after a 
painful illness of more than two months. The deceased was 
a quiet, unobtrusive citizen, and esteemed as such by all who 
knew him. He joined the Baptist Church more than 50 years 
ago, and adhered to the same faith till the time of his decease. 
Besides the children above named he left surviving one son, 
Mr. Abel M. Wilder, of Kendall, N. Y., and two daughters, Mrs. 
E. M. Taylor, of Lansing, Mich., and Miss Nettie R. Wilder, 
of San Francisco, Cal. Dr. Charles Wilder, a well known and 
highly esteemed physician, who died in Battle Creek, Michigan, 
some years since, was a son of his. 



II. MELINDA,8 b. May 28, i8ro, m. Nov. 26, 1835, David Burt, 

of Barre; d. May 5, 1891. Child : Albert Makepeace Burt, b. 

May 15, 1843; resides in Barre; m. Nov. 16, 1865, Sarah F. 

Osgood, and has one child, Ella Melinda Burt, b. Sept. 26, 1870. 
m. ELIZABETH,^ b. Sept. i, 181 1, d. Nov. 12, 1812. 
IV. ELIZABETH LITTLEFIELD.s b. Sept. 28, 1813, m. June 16, 

1836, Isaac Bigelow, of Barre. 
V. An Infant, b. Jan. 14, d. Feb. 18, 1816. 
VI. ARNOLD WASHINGTON,^ b. Feb. 5, 1817, m. March 29, 

1840, Maria Newton, of Petersham; d. April 24,1850. No 

VII. LAURA,8 b. April 17, 1819, m. May 12, 1840, George W. 

Conant, of Barre; d. Oct. 29, 1849. Children: Mary Jane 

Conant, m. Nov. 21, 1865, Willard Clark. He d. Dec. 13, 

i860, aged 44 years, 7 months and 13 days. 

365. VIII. LEONARD,^ b. Nov. 27, 1821. 

366. IX. EZRA ADAMS,8 b. July 19, 1823. 

X. ROXANNA ALLEN,8 b. Sept. 7, 1825, m. Oct. 2, 1859, 
Samuel Stover Lord of Boston; d. June 16, 1883. No issue. 
The following obituary notice commemorates this estimable 

At the age of 14 she was converted and united with the M. 
E. Church, of which she remained a worthy member to the day 
of her death. In 1858 she removed to Boston, and united 
with the D Street Church. Until failing health deprived her of 
church privileges, she was an earnest and devoted laborer in 
the Lord's vineyard. When unable to enjoy the means of 
grace, the light 6f her life still shone in her home, and she still 
exerted an influence for Christ, while her own soul was ripen- 
ing for heaven. She united, at its organization, with the City 
Point Church, and hers is the first name that we record as 
having passed from the church militant to the church trium- 
phant. Peacefully her soul winged its flight, leaving upon the 
countenance a sweet and heavenly smile. ' Blessed are the 
dead who die in the Lord.' " 

367. XI. LOVERING ARTEMAS,8b. Sept. 8, 1827. 

368. XII. ETHAN R0CKW00D,8 b. Sept. 20, 1829. 

205- CARMEL,' (Caleb,6 Caleb,^ William,^ William,^ 
William,2 William, i) b. Sept. 20, 1796, m. in Medway, 
Dec. 4, 1817, Ursula, dau. of Amos and Keziah (Kibbe) 
Richardson, b. in Medway May 17, 1797. 


A worthy family. Resided in Holliston, Milford, Mina, 
N. Y., Andrew Jackson co., la., and Bethany, Mo., Yankee 
Ridge P. O. She d. June 24, 1881. He Hved to see 50 
grandchildren, — had 68 in all. 

I. SARAH HUNTING,^ b. Jan. 6, 1819. 
n. CORDELIA CLAFLIN,8 b. June 27, 1820. 

375. in. JOHN CORBETT,sb. Nov. 11, 1821. 
IV. MARY KEITH,s b. July 25, 1S23. 

376. V. ALBERT BYR0N,8 b. Aug. 22, 1827. 

377. VI. ANDREW JACKS0N,8 b. Feb. 19, 1829. 

VII. ADALINE URSULA,8b. May 31, 1S31 ; m. IFm. Walker. 

378. VIII. WILLIAM CARMEL,8b. May 19, 1833. 

IX. HANNAH JANE,8b. June 10, 1835. 

379. X. DAVID IRA/b. June9, 1837. 

XI. ROSELA ANN,8 b. March 5, 1840 ; m. W. H. Robinson. 

206. IRA,' (Caleb,6 Caleb,^ William,^ V^illiam,^ William,^ 
Wilham,!) b. Sept. 23, 1798, m. i*S April 3, 1818, Juliana, 
dau. of Josiah, Jr., and Anna (Warren) Nelson, b. April 22, 
1798; she d. in Savannah, Mo. in 1867. He m. 2'^ Jan. 7, 
1841, Irene, dau. of John and Nancy (Chesle}^) Hart, b. in 
Saco, Me. Feb. 19, 1818. He resided^in Milford some years, 
then carried on a tailor's establishment in Boston ; removed 
to Durham, N. H. where he d. June 24, 1872. Mrs. Irene 
(Hart) Cheney survived him, and d. in Chelsea. 


I. MARIANNA,^ b. Jan. 30, 1821 ; m. March 18, 1841, Lorenzo 

II. ARMENIA,* b. Jan. 27, 1823 ; m. in 1845, Aaron Balcomj she 
d. in St. Louis in 1846. 

380. III. SAMUEL Sept. 19, 1824. 

IV. FRANCES MARION.s b. Oct, 28, 1832; m. \^\ Charles Stew- 
art; m. 2"^, Dr. Triisse; both of St. Joseph, Mo. She resided 
in Savannah, Mo. Had several children. 


207. RUFUS,' (Caleb,6 Caleb,^ William,* William,^ 
William,2 William,!) b. Jan. 8, 1801, m. i^* (pub. March i, 
1825,) Cynthia Alexander, of Upton; she d. June 19, 1825. 
He m. 2'\ April i, 1829, Ruth, dau. of Lendall and Ruth 
Daniels (Wheelock) Staples, of Mendon, b. in 1806 ; she d. 
April II, 1845. He m. 3'\ May 27, 1846, Lucretia dau. of 
Ezekiel and Esther (Johnson) Burr, b. in Dover, Vt., Oct. 
7, 1808, then residing in Mendon. He resided in Milford. 
He was an ingenious mechanic, a good musician, a provident 
business man ; an orderly citizen, and a well disposed man 
in the various relations of life. He d. while sojourning in 
Madrid, N. Y. May 25, 1872. 


381. I. EVERETT,8 b. Dec. 29, 1829. 

382. n. C0RTES,8 b. Aug. 31, 1831. 
m. CYNTHIA,s b. Aug. 11, 1833. 

383. IV. EDWIN,8 b. June 17, 1835. 

384. V. MILT0N,8 b. Oct. 30, 1837. 

VI. LAURINDA,8 b. April 28, 1841 ; m. l^t, March 13, 1865, Giles 
E. Fletcher^ jr.; m. 2^, March 13, 1875, C. L. Pond. 

385. vii. ALBERT RUFUS,8b. Feb. 17, 1847. 

386. vm. ORISON UNDERW00D,8 b. April 14, 1849. 

208. NELSON,' (Ebenezer,6 Ebenezer,^ Wilham,* Wil- 
liam, ^ William, 2 Wilham,!) b. at Dover, Vt. Nov. 30, 1794. 



391. n. NELS0N.8 

392. m. NEWELL.8 

209. LEVI,' (Ebenezer,6 Ebenezer,^ WilHam,* William,^ 
William,^ William,^) b. June 6, 1797, at Dover, Vt. 




2 I O. SETH,' (Ebenezer,6 Ebenezer,^ William,* William, 
William, 2 William, 1) b. at Dover, Vt., Dec. 12, 1809 ; m. 
Cynthia Jones. 

Resided at Carroll, N. Y. 


394. I. SETH NELSON.8 


396. ni. MARK EUGENE.8 

211. ALVIN,' (Elijah,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ 
William, 2 William, i) b. at Franklin, Vt. Jan. 10, 1808, m. 
July 30, 1838, Julia Ann Brow. 

I. SALINA HYDE,8 b. Nov. 28, 1840. 

397. II. NELSON,^ b. Oct. 17, 1846. 

2 I 2. SYLVANUS HOLBROOK,' (Eliiah,^ Ebenezer,^ 
William,* William,^ William,^ William,i) b. at Franklin, Vt. 
Nov. 26, 1810, m. June, 1840, Phebe Durkee. 


I. EMERY,8b. Oct. 1840. 
n. EMILY,» b. Dec. 22, 1841. 
in. JAMES,» b. May 10, 1843. 
IV. CARLOS,^ b. Nov. 30, 1850, d. Aug. 30, 1852. 

This family, on their way to settle in Iowa, embarked on the 
steamer Niagara, and all perished in the burning of the steamer, 
3 miles from Sheboygan, Wis. Sept. 24, 1856. 

213. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,'^ (Elijah,^ Ebenezer,^ 
William,* William,^ William,2 William,i) b. at Franklin, Vt. 
March 28, 1814, m. i^', March 31, 1841, Jane Bascom, who 
d. April 15, 1845 ; he m. 2"'\ May 6, 1846, Martha Davis, 
who d. April, 1866; he m. 3"^ Nov. 1866, Jane Davis, who 
survived him, and d. July 1883. He d. April 15, 1875. 


I. HANNAH, 8 b. April 3, 1842, m. March 17, 1885, H. C. Pomeroy. 

II. NELS0N,8 b. July 21, d. Nov. 25, 1844. 

III. VIRTUE IM0GENE,8 b. March 28, 1847, d. Sept. 10, 1852. 

398. IV. JUDSON MARVIN,8 b. April 6, 1848. 

V. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Jr.,^ b. Jan. 11, 1854, d. Oct. 25, 1856. 

214. ERASTUS,' (Elijah,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,3 William,^ William,^) b. at Franklin, Vt. Oct. 20, 
1819, m. Oct. 20, 1840, Julia Vaughan. 


I. WATSON EBENEZER,8 b. Feb. 11, 1843, was a soldier in the 

War of the Rebellion ; was wounded and taken prisoner at the 
Wilderness, June 29, 1862, exchanged July 25, and d. Aug. 13 

399. n. JAMES ADAMS,8 ] , ^ ^ ^ c . ^ « 
^^^ •* ^ b. June 24, 1854, d. Sept. 6, 1854. 


IV. WALTON EUGENE.s b. May 13, d. Sept. i, 1859. 

2 I 5. ABNER THOMAS,' (Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* 
William,^ William,2 William,!) b. at Wardsboro, Vt., Sept. 
5, 1798, m. Dec. 25, 1820, Annie Powell Miller. He re- 
sided at Franklin, Vt. till after 1830; removed to Fulton, N. 
Y. where he d. April 30, 1885. 


400. I. ISRAEL JAMES,8 b. Feb. 14, 1823. 

II. OSCAR FITZGERALD,8 b. May 20, 1824; unmarried. 

401. III. ANCEL C0LE,8 b. June 29, 1827. 

IV. ZERI CUSHMAN,s b, March 6, 1828, d. Feb. 6, 1830. 

402. V. ALMON WATS0N,8 1 5. Aug. 6, 1830. 

VI. ALBERT WATTS,8 i d. April 24, 1832. 

VII. CAROLINE FRANCES,^ b. March 31, 1834, d. Sept. 23, 

vm. ADALINE AUGUSTA,^ b. Dec. 20, 1837, m. Oct. i, 1861, 
Joseph Frederick Forsyth. 


2 I 6. JOHN HOLBROOK,' (Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ Wil- 
liam,4 William,3 William,2 William,i) b. in Franklin, Vt. 
April 8, i8o6, m. Oct. 12, 1829, Fanny Elfrida Miller, b. in 
Richford, Vt. Aug. 13, 1806, d. May 21, 1896. 

He lived on his father's farm some time ; then, having 
learned the trade of carpenter, he ran a wheelwright's shop 
at Frelighsbm-g, just over the line in Canada, his wife, 
meantime, carrying on the farm. About 1870 he bought a 
large farm at Westfield, Vt. having his son Albert with him. 
Later they removed to Cady's Falls, Vt. where he d. Oct. 5, 
1885. He was a good tenor singer. 


403. I. HARLOW MILES,8 b. at St. Armand, P. Q. Jan. 5, 1831. 

n. FRANCES LODUSKY,* b. at Franklin, Vt. June 25, 1833, d 
Oct. 9, 1840. 

404. m. ALBERT ADDISON,^ b. May i, 1841. 

IV. CHARLES WESLEY/ b. Nov. 16, 1842, d. June 10, 1880. 
v. ISABEL ANN,8 b. May 10, 1846, m. i^t Aug. 29, 1863, L. L. 
Cross J- m. 2*^ Jan. 17, 1872, Collins Blakeley, of Montpelier, 
Vt. Child : Edward Everett Blakeley, a Savings Bank treas- 
urer at Montpelier, Vt, and an investment and securities agent, 
of wide information and efficiency. Mrs. Blakeley d. at Mont- 
pelier, Vt. Oct. 24, 1878. 

VI. ARTHUR MILTON.^b. Jan. 11, 1855; a druggist at Orange, 

2 I 7. STEPHEN COLE,' (Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* 
William,^ William,2 William, i) b. Sept. 17, 1809, at Frank- 
lin, Vt., m. , d. in Aug. 1840 at Hillsdale, Mich. 

218. LUKE," (Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ Wilham,-* William,^ 
William,2 William,!) b. Sept. 6, 1811, at FrankHn. Vt., m. 
Mary Beardsley, d. July 24, 1868 at Comanche, la. 


405. I. AL0NZ0.8 

406. II. ALBERT.8 

407. in. LOREN FRANCIS.8 


2 I 9. RUbSELL POWELL," (Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ Wil- 
liam,4 William,^ Wmiam,^ William,^) b. May 6, 182 1, m. 
Feb. 7, 1843, Mary White. 
In Belleville, Kansas. 




220. EMERY,^ (Mark,6 Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ 
William,2 William,^) b. in Orange Sept. 24, 1809, m. at 
Ashuelot, N. H. Nov. 18, 183 1, Eliza Eveline, dau. of Jona- 
than and Chloe Newell, b. in A. June 13, 1809; she d. June 
I, 1868. He was a capenter; d. in Troy, N. Y. Aug. 7, 

■"" 4^- CHILDREN. 

I. ELLEN ELIZA,8 b. Aug. 3, 1832, m. Aug. 31, 1852, John H. 

Pierce of So. Hadley Falls. Children: (i) George Emery Pierce, 
b. Oct. 16, 1857, (2) John Elvin Pierce, b. Dec. 8, 1863, d. July 
II, 1864, (3) Nellie Eliza Pierce, b. May 10, 1866, (4) Mary 
Gertrude Pierce, b. May 9, 1868. Mr. Pierce d. April 24, 1878, 
aged 47. 
II. GEORGE EMERY,8 b. Sept. 16, 1839, d. April 5, 1S40. 

221. JOHN,' (Mark,6 Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ 
William,2 William,!) b. in Orange Feb. 16, 1816, m. i^' 
Sept. 27, 1837, Millie Boyden, of Orange; she d. in Athol 
Nov. 4, 1842, aged 25 ; he m. 2*^^, Nov. 21, 1843, Lucy, dau. 
of Samuel and Betsey (Perry) Morse, of Royalston, b. June 
22, 1818, a great-granddaughter of Jonas Parker who was 
killed on the battlefield at Lexington. Mr. Cheney was a 
machinist many years, has since been a flour and grain mer- 
chant, wholesale and commission. Resided in Templeton 
and Athol till 1844, in Worcester till 1854, i" Cincinnati, O. 
till 1865 ; in Richmond, Ind. since. Became a member of a 
Congregational church in early life, and has been a member 
and elder in a Presbyterian church since removing to the 

410. I. JOHN MATTHEW,^ b. in Templeton, June 23, 1838. 

II. ELLA GREENE,8 5, and d. Jan. 11, i860. 


222. AMOS LEANDER,' (Mark,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* 
William,^ William,2 William,!) b. in Athol Aug. i8, 1818; 
m. i*% Oct. 31, 1843, Lucy D., dau. of Ezra and Chloe 
Fish, b. May 12, 1803; she d. May 15, 1876, and he m. 
2'^ Oct. 25, 1878, Elizabeth Jane, dau. of Austin Crocker and 
Hannah Spencer (Powers) Stowell, b. in Hartford, Ct. Feb. 
23, 1841. Mr. Stowell was a dealer in Straw goods in Bos- 
ton some years. Mr. Cheney d. in Athol March 26, 1891, 
Mrs. Ehzabeth J. (Stowell) Cheney resides in Athol. 

411. FREDERIC HENRY,8 b. Dec. 10, 1843. 

223. MATTHEW,' (Mark,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* Wil- 
Ham,3 Winiam,2 Wilham,!) b. June 21, 1821, m. May 24, 
1846, in Athol, Susan G., dau. of Timothy Horr, b. in 1825. 
He resided in Dorchester, d. Dec. 4, 1896. 

ELLA B.,8 m. in Boston Dec. 17, 1873, -S". Dexter Bowker. Child: 
Harry Dexter Bowker. 

224. EBENEZER,' (Mark,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,3 William,^ Wilham,!) b. in Orange Jan. 11, 1826, m. 
in Barre June 11, 1850, Rowena, dau. of Emory and Mary 
Hastings of Barre. She d. Aug. i, 1857. He d. Aug. 8, 

414. I. WALTER LEE,8 resides in Meriden, Ct. 

II. HELEN FRANCES,^ m. George F. Harrison, res. in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

227- SILAS,' (John,6 William,^ William,* Winiam,^ Wil- 
liam,2 William, 1) b. Aug. 29, 1807, m. i^\ Mary S., dau. of 
David and Lucy (Everett) Littlefield, of Hopkinton, b. June 
15, 1813 ; she d. June 28, 1875, '^^ter giving birth and train- 
ing to eleven children. He m. 2'\ Sarah A. dau. of Morton 
and Matilda (Thayer) Newhall, b. in Mendon, Aug. 13, 
1835. He learned the trade of boot-maker, and wrought at 
it in Milford many years. At 74 he could say he had "never 


been sick enough to call a physician." "When my brothers 
and I were boys we had to wear pants to school in winter 
made of ticking, colored with birch bark. At noon I had to 
sew on birch mats, and work evenings. We had but one hat 
each for working days and Sunday, and wore the same to 
meeting. I did not go to a military training till obliged to do 
duty, in my 19*^ year." At this writing, April, 1897, he is 
still living, in his 90^^^ year. 


420. I. CHARLES,^ b. May 6, 1833. 

II. CORDELIA,^ b. June 3, 1834; m. i^S Asa I. Slayton; m. 2^, 
Charles McWales. 

421. in. LYMAN,8 b. Sept. i, 1835. 

IV. LOUISA JANE,8 b. Feb. 2, 1837 ; m. Nov. 9, 1854, Oromandel 

V. JOHN HENRY,8 b. Oct. 26, 1838; d. June 11, 1843. 
VI. GEORGE 0TIS,8 b. Feb. 20, 1840, d. Aug. i, 1842. 
VII. GEORGE W.,8 b. Aug. 9, 1842, d. June 2, 1843. 

422. VIII. ADIN BALL0U,8 b. April 30, 1845. 

IX. ALVIN J.,8 b. Sept. 8, 1850, d. June 18, 1876. 

423. X. WALDO E.,8 b. June 5, 1853. 

XI. MARY ETTA,8 b. Nov. 2, 1857. Resides in Boston. 

228. ZIBA,' (John,6 William,^ William,* William,^ Wil- 
liam, ^ William, 1) b. Dec. i, 1810, m. i** July 20, 1836, Sarah 
Ormes ; she d. Nov. 18, 1842, and he was (pub.) 2'^ to Ann 
Clark of Milford, March i, 1845. 

I. AMANDA MALVINA,sb. Dec. 18, 1837. 
II. HENRY C.,8 b. Nov. 10, 1842, d. Jan. 5, 1S43. 

229. ELBRIDGE,' (John,^ William,^ William,* William,^ 
William,^ William,^) b. Sept. 13, 1815, m. i**, in 1845, Susan 
L. Allen; m. 2'\ in Boston, Aug. 16, 1878, Mrs. Jennie M. 
Roberts, dau. of Andrew L. and Eunice Ramsdell, b. in 
Garland, Me., d. in Boston Jan. 8, 1893. 


230. WILLIAM,' (John,6 William,^ William,^ William,^ 
William, 2 William, 1) b. Oct. 5, 1813, m. in 1838 Susan A. 
Greenman, of So. Kingston, R. I. 

231. JOSEPH,' (John,6 William,^ William,* William,^ 
William,^ William,!) b_ Qct. 5, 1817, m. Oct. 9, 1838, 
Almira Bragg, dau. of Jones and Hopestill (Corbett) Pond, 
b. Milford, March 27, 1819. Resided in Milford till 1870; 
rem. to Lincoln co., Kan. 

T. AUGUSTA MARI0N,8 b. Oct. 26, 1839, d. Oct. 9, 1843. 
n. ONSLOW J0HN,8 b. and d. Sept. 7, 1844. 
m. JOHN 0NSL0W,8 b. July 26, 1849, d. Jan. 16, 1862. 
IV. JONES P0ND,8 b. June 9, 1853, d. Dec. 17, 1854. 

439. V. CHARLES BI0N,8b. Aug. 17, 1859. 

232. CHANDLER,' (John,^ William,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,^ William,^ William, !) b. March 31, 1832, m. at Wren- 
tham, Sept. 3, 1845, Mary H. dau. of Silas P. and Ann 
(Gardiner) Greenman, of So. Kingston, R. I. 

Residence, Milford. 


440. I. ALMOND F.,8 b. Nov. 22, 1846. 

n. THEODORE F.,^ b. July 26, 1849, d. Dec. 7, 1854, 

III. HERBERT C./ b. March 26, 1852, d. Dec. i, 1854. 

IV. ELLA G.,^ b. July 17, 1854, d. June 14, 1859. 

V. JOSEPHINE G.,8 b. April 27, 1858. A music teacher. 
VI. MARY ELLA,8 b. June 10, i860, d. Jan. 28, 1864. 

233. WARREN,' (John,6 William,^ William,* William,^ 
William,^ William, i) b. Feb. 24, 1824; m. Nov. 25, 1845, 
Catharine, dau. of Nathan and Catharine (Morse) Fletcher, 
b. in Milford, July 19, 1823. 


441. I. LEANDER JOHN,^ b. May 22, 1847. 

II. ANNETTE R,,8 b. Sept. 13, 1849, d. Jan. 3, 1854. 
III. WARREN E.,8 b. Oct. 6, 1851, d. Feb. 20, 1853. 


IV. IDA,8 b. May 14, 1853, d. June 15, 1858. 
V. ANNA R.,8 b. Feb. 23, 1S55, d. Jan. 9, 1868. 

442. VI. ARTHUR W.,8 b. June 27, 1859. 

VII. WALTER,^ b. May 2, 1862, d. Sept. 2, 1S63. 

443. VIII. FRANK E.,8b. Nov. 18, 1864. 

IX. ELLA U.,s b. Nov. 23, 1867, d. Aug. 9, 1868. 

234. SAMUEL," (John,6 William,^ William,^ William,^ 
William,2 William,i) b. June 5, 1826, m. Oct. 6, 1848, 
Emma Warner, dau. of Rev. John and Sabina (Warner) 
Dale, b. Feb. 21, 1829. Resided in Boston ; d. Oct. 7, 1881. 


444. I. GEORGE R.,8 

445. II. ALLISTON G.,8 b. in Milford in i860. 

235. ISAAC,7 (Levi,6 Levi,5 William,* William,^ Wil- 
liam,2 William,!) ^^ ^^ Orange, Dec. 20, 1813, m. Alice, 
dau. of Asa Albee. 

236. LUTHER,7 (Peter,6 Levi,^ William,* William,^ 
William,2 William,i) b. in Orange Oct. 6, 1814, m. i^^ Mary 
Buffum, of Richmond, N. H. m. 2*^^, Mary Capron, of Win- 
chester, N. H. 

237. EDWARD PETER," (Peter,^ Levi,^ William,* 
Winiam,3 Winiam,2 William,!) b. March 27, 1817, m. Syl- 
via J. Goddard of Orange. H^' was a blacksmith. He d. 
in Boston Jan. 15, 1893. 



238. ELIJAH,' (Peter,6 Levi,^ William,* Winiam,^ Wil- 
liam, ^ William,!) b. in Orange, Jan. 20, 1820, m. Fatima 
Barton of Orange. Removed to Winneconna, Wis. 

239. NATHANIEL,' (Peter,^ Levi,^ WilHam,* Winiam,^ 
William, 2 WiUiam,!) b. in Orange, June 23, 1824, m. Nov. 
26, 1846, Mary Angehne Eddy of Warwick, b. July 3, 1823. 

He resided in Boston about six years, being in company 


with G. W. Adams, S. A. Denio, cor. Causeway and Friend 
sts. dealing in iron for buildings, bridges, &;c. In 1852 he 
went to New York as partner of D. D. Badger & Charles 
Reed in the Architectural Iron Works ; the firm became 
Cheney and Hewlett. This firm, of which Mr. Cheney was 
vice-president and treasurer many years, furnished the iron 
work of the Connecticut Capitol at Hartford ; a portion of 
that used in the dome of the U. S. capitol building at Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; also the iron work of the Congressional 
Librar}^ which was constructed in the Capitol building, that 
for the dome of the Conservatory of the Capitol gardens, 
that for the famous " Ford's Theatre," and a part of that 
used in the Treasury building. He resides now at Orange 
and there he and his wife have celebrated their Golden Wed- 
ding in the well-known "Cheney mansion," on the spot 
where stood the old homestead in which they and his sister 
Prudence and her husband were wedded on that eventful 
November morning. 


I. MARTHA R0SELLA,8 b. at Maiden, Mass. Aug. 17, 1S49. 
455. n. CHARLES EDWARD,^ b. at Greenpoint, N. Y. March 20, 
ni, WILLIE E.,8 b. in New York city July 1 1, d. Aug. 22, 1856. 
IV. CLARA JANE,8 b. Nov. 24, 1857, m. Jan. 22, 1879, Arthur U. 

A'ewhall of Orange, Mass. 
v. MARY A.,s b. in New York city April 24, d. July 24, 1859. 
VI. LIZZIE ESTELLE.s b. Aug. 10, i860. 
VII. FRANK E.,8 b. in Brooklyn, N. Y. Sept. 13, 1S61, d. Sept. 15, 

VIII. LUTHER FLETCHER,^ b. in Brooklyn, N. Y. June 4, d. Sept. 
5, 1864. 

240. EBENEZER,' (Peter,^ Levi,^ William,* William,^ 
William,'-^ William,^) b. in Orange, Sept. 11, 1828, m. Kate 
F. Dewing of Orange. 

He is a shoe-maker. Has resided in Hinsdale, N. H., 
Fairlee, Vt. Grand Rapids, Mich., St. Paul, Minn., and 
now lives in St. Joseph, Mo. 


24 1 , ALEXANDER,^ (Alexander,^ Levi,^ William,* 
William,3 William,^ William,^) b. in Orange, June 30, 1828, 
m. I'S in A. Oct. 4, 1853 Parna A., dau. of Elijah Chan of 

He m. 2'^ Aug. 13, 1856, Maria L. dau. of George W. and 
Milly Moore of Athol. He was a printer. 

ADELINE MARIA,8b. March 12, d. Sept. 15, 1861. 

243- GEORGE B.,^ (Presson,^ Levi,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,3 William,2 William,!) b. in Orange Dec. 2, 1847, m. 
i^*, in Boston, July 10, 1870, Margaret, dau. of John and 
Mary Conway, b. in Ireland in 1852 ; m. 2'^ Sept. 6, 1884, 
Celestina, dau. of Angus and Isabel Nicholson, b. in Prince 
Edward's island in 1848. 

244. CHARLES N.,^ (Presson,^ Levi,^ WilHam,* Wil- 
liam,3 Winiam,2 William,^) b. in Orange May 27, 1849, m. 
in Athol April 25, 1872, Mary, dau. of John and Addie Shan- 
non, b. in Canada in 1852. 

I. b. July 24, 1873. 

II. MARY A.8 b. July 4, 1875. 
III. SYLVESTER O.^ b. Jan. 9, 1880. 

245. ADOLPHUS M.," (Penuel,6 Nathan,^ Joseph,* 
Josiah,3Joseph,2 WilHam,!) b. in Sturbridge Oct. 19, 1803, 
m. [Intention rec. in Boston July 25, 1827,] Laurinda Allen. 

250. Rev. GEORGE NATHAN,^ (Ephraim Warren,^ 
Nathan,^ Joseph,* Josiah,3 Joseph,^ Wilham,!) \j^ ^t Canan- 
daigua, N. Y. June 3, 1839, ^- -^^^^ Helen Weaver of 
Branchport, N. Y. Two children of this union died in in- 
fancy ; the wife d. soon after husband. He grad. at Geneva 
Coll. in July, 1849, ^^^ ^^ ^^^ Theo. Sem. of Alexandria, 
Va. in June, 1852. Was rector of St. Mark's church, Pen 


Yan, of Trinity, Rochester, and of St. Luke's, Branchport, 
N. Y. Was also chaplain of the 33*^ regt. N. Y. Vol. Infan- 
try in 1862. He d. in Branchport, N. Y. June 12, 1863. 

251. Dr. WILLIAM FITCH,- (Ephraim Warren,^ Na- 
than,^ Joseph,^ Josiah,-^ Joseph, ^ William,^) b. in Canandaigua 
CO. X. Y. Dec. 30, 183 1, m. Frances Elizabeth, dau. of 
Cyrus D. and Eliza (Parmalee) Sheldon, b. March 17, 
[1830] ; she d. April 25, 1873. 

He was a druggist and manufacturing chemist at Canan- 
daigua, N. Y., and was injured by an explosion of chemicals. 
Giving up that occupation he studied medicine and became a 
physician ; practised in Canandaigua till the outbreak of the 
Rebellion. He enlisted and was hospital steward of the 27*^* 
N. Y. Vol. Inf. in service at Ball's Bluff and Bull Run. 
Was on the staff of Gen. Slocum, with rank of Major. He 
resigned to enter the work of the Sanitary Commission, and 
had charge of their large establishment at Alexandria, Va. 
He contracted yellow fever, and was forced to resign. In 
1868 he went to California and settled at Chico in the upper 
Sacramento valley, continuing in practice there until his 
death. He was prominent in medical organizations, and was 
at one time president of the State Medical Society. He d. 
Oct. 5, 1879. 


I. ELIZA PARMALEE,8 b. Sept. 28, 1856, m. July 23, 1874, 
Adam Cortney Broyles. Children: (i) Jesse Lodelius Broyles, b. 
April 28, 1877, d. Jan, 5, 1885, (2) Bessie Broyles, b. Sept. 15, 
1879, d. Jan. 15, 1885, (3) William Burney Broyles, b. April 11, 
1886, (4) Lodelia Claire Broyles, b. Nov. 27, 18SS. 

460. n. LEMUEL WARREN,* b. Sept. 3, 1858. 

461. ni. WILLIAM FITCH,« b. Sept. 6, 1866. 

252. Bishop CHARLES EDWARD,' (Ephraim 
Warren,^ Nathan,^ Joseph,* Josiah,'^ Joseph,^ William, i) b. in 
Canandaigua, Ontario co. N. Y. Feb. 13, 1836, m. April 25, 


i860, Clara Emma, dau. of Alexander, jr., and Clarissa 
(Brown) Griswold, of Summit co. O. She is descended 
from Edward Griswold who came from England to Con- 
necticut in 1639 ; her grandfather, Alexander Griswold, sen. 
was a Revolutionary soldier. She is a writer of repute, 
author of the "Young Folks' History of the Civil War" 
published by Estes & Lauriat of Boston, and of "49 Tink- 
ham Street," published b}^ McClurg & Co. of Chicago, 111. 
Charles Edward Cheney studied at Canandaigua Academy ; 
graduated at Hobart College in 1857, and at the Theological 
Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal church in Fairfax co. 
Va. in 1859, ^^ *^^ same class with the late bishop Phillips 
Brooks. In i860 he accepted a call to Christ church, Chi- 
cago, 111., which has been his parish ever since. After several 
years' ministry he came to feel that the ritual of the Book of 
Common Prayer contained one phrase he could not con- 
scientiously use. From his heroic refusal to violate his 
conscience came ecclesiastical censure and protracted trials 
which brought many elements of the discussion into promi- 
nent view. Out of this and other causes there arose the 
Reformed Episcopal Church of the United States, under the 
lead of Bishop Cummins ; of which Mr. Cheney was elected 
a bishop at its first Council, and consecrated Dec. 14, 1873. 
He has carried the double responsibility of the pastoral and 
episcopal offices since that time. No children. 

253. JOSEPH PRESTON,' (Joseph,^ Josiah,^ Josiah,* 
Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William, i) b. in Milton, Vt. May 27, 1815, 
m. i^', in Holden, Oct. 5, 1840, Roxanna, dau. of Silas and 
Sally Flagg ; she d. in Worcester Jan. 10, 1845, aged 24. 
He m.' 2"^^ in Holden, Nov. 27, 1845, Philena, dau. of Silas 
and Sally Flagg. He spent his youth at Salisbury, Vt. (to 
which his father removed in 1819,) and then removed to 
Holden ; rem. to Quincy, 111. in 1840, returned in 1841 ; 
resided in Worcester till 1846, when he made a permanent 
home in Brookfield. Has been a farmer and a carpenter. 
Is a deacon of the church. 



I. GEORGE LYMAN,8 b. June ii, 1841, m. in Boston, June 23, 
1S69, Ruth S,, dau. of Mark W. and Olivia M. Ham. He d. 
Oct. 20, 1874. 
11. CHARLES FLAGG,8 b. Sept. 5, 1846, m. i^' Frances M. 
Walker, who d. in Jan. 1868, m. 2*^ Louise E. Driver. He d. 
Oct. 3, 1894. 

III. ELIZABETH AUGUSTA,^ b. Feb. 2, 1848, d. Jan. 22, 1849. 

IV. ELIZABETH PRESTON,^ b. Nov. 10, 1849, d. Oct. 26, 1874. 
V. SARAH JANE,s b. Aug. 26, 1852, m. Curtis Gilbert. Children ; 

(i) George Gilbert, (2) Ruby Gilbert. 
VI. WILLARD PREST0N,8 b. March 15, 1856, d. Sept. 28, 1857. 
VII. IDA MARI0N,8 b. Oct. 26, 1859, »«• Feb. 8, 1896, Frank 

Castle of Willimantic, Conn. 
VIII. MARIA ADELAIDE,^ b. April 26, 1861. 
IX. EMMA J0SEPHINE,8b. Nov. 11, 1863. 

254. Rev. SAMUEL WILLARD/ (Joseph,^ Josiah,^ 
Josiah/ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William, i) b. Dec. 2, 1819, m. i*\ 
Agnes Venable ; she d. Nov. 23, 1857, and he m. 2'\ Lizzie 
C. Gay, who only lived one year. He m. 3*^^, Mary Harrison. 
He was a graduate of Middlebury College and of Prince- 
ton Theol. Sem. He became a Presbyterian minister. His 
first pastoral charge was Springfield, Ky. where he gained a 
strong hold on the respect and affection of the people. He 
was called to Winchester, Ky., but his wife's ill health led 
him to seek a climate which promised to give her relief, and 
he removed to Mulberry, Ky. but returned to Winchester. 
He then taught school for a while at Stanford, Ky. He 
removed to Clinton, Mo. There his chronic disease, asthma, 
was more severe than before, and he removed to Sardis, Miss. 
where he was pastor of the church and teacher of a school. 
There he died May 8, 1876. He was a man of retiring dis- 
position, but much prized for valuable qualities. 

I. SUSANNAH D0URIN,8 b. Oct. 13, 1848, m. George Newbolt, 
and had children: (i) Agnes Newbolt, (2) Lizzie Newbolt, (3) 
William Newbolt, (4) George Newbolt, (5) Maud Newbolt. 
She d. Jan. 27, 1881. 


II. MARY FLUCE,8 b. June 3, 1850, d. Dec. 13, 1857. 

III. ELIZABETH CAMERON,^ b. Dec. 5, 1851,111. Dec. 12, 1878, 

F. IV. Lewis, and resides at Clinton, La. 

IV. JAMES EDWARD,8 b. Jan. 18, 1854, d. April 7, 1875. 

V. WILLIAM PRESTON,8 b. March 8, 1856, m. May 25, 1896, 

Adele Weincke, and has one child, Agnes.^ 
VI. NANNIE AGNES,8 b. Nov. 13, d. Dec. 13, 1857. 

VII. MAGGIE, 8 b. , m. D. Peyerj she d. May 18, 1896. 

VIII. DANIEL HARRISON, b. , m. Martha Dorsey, and has 

one child, Leona.^ Is a resident of Louisville, Ky. 

255. JAMES ESTABROOK,' (Simon,^ Solomon Clark,^ 
Josiah,'^ Josiah,'^ Joseph,^ William, i) b. in Holden Oct. 4, 
1813, m. June 19, 1844, Caroline A. Davis. 

In 1838 a Holden lady, returning from a visit in the South, 
brought a young African girl as a nurse. Several citizens, 
learning that she was negotiating to sell the girl back into 
slavery, took legal steps to free the girl and completed the 
work. Four of those who had taken part in this emancipat- 
ing process were arrested on a charge of " conspiracy to 
remove a person from voluntary service " ; but the Court 
found that the girl had plainly expressed her wish to be free, 
and they were fully acquitted. One of these philanthropists 
was James Cheney. He was representative to the legislature 
in 1849 ' ^ niember of the board of selectmen in 1861. 

256- HARVEY A.,7 (Clark,6 Ebenezer,^ Josiah,^ Josiah,^ 

Joseph,^ William, 1) b. in Chesterfield, N. H. 1850, m. 

in Boston, Feb. 27, 1880, Annie E., dau. of George and 
Elizabeth Moore, b. in Somerville in 1862. 

FRANK,8b. Oct.—, 1879. 
HARVEY CLARK,8 b. June 5, 1883. 

257. IRVING RHODES,^ (Gustavus,^ Ebenezer,^ Tim- 
othy,^ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William, i) b. Sept. 7, 1845, m. Vir- 
ginia . 

He resided in Boston. He d. June 24, 1878. 


I. IRVING RH0DES,8b. March ii, 1S69. 

II. HELEN WIGHT,8b. Aug. 11, 1872. 
III. MABEL VIRGINIA,sb. Jan. 4, 1876. 

259. RUFUS FRENCH,' (Samuel,^ Simon,^ Samuel,* 
Josiah,'^ Joseph,^ William, i) b. in Dedham in the year 1841, 
m. in Boston, Dec. 21, 1876, Susan E., dau. of Isaiah and 
Emma Ober, b. in Sedgwick, Me. in 1842. 

He is in the milk business in Dorchester district, Boston. 


I. EMMA DASC0MB,8 b. Jan. 20, 1878. 
n. EVERETT LANE,s b. Feb. 10, 1884. 

260. SAMUEL ELLIS,' (Samuel,^ Simon,^ Samuel,^ 
Josiah,3 Joseph,^ William,^) b. July 25, 1843; m. Oct. 20, 
1869, Celia Louise, dau. of William and Louisa Colgate, of 
Woburn, b. Feb. 18, 1850. 

He has carried on the dair}^ business first in Dedham and 
afterward in the suburban district (Roxbury) of Boston. 

I. NETTIE LOUISE.s b. June 6, 1870, d. Dec. 7, 1876. 

II. HERBERT ELLIS,^ b. Sept. 2, 1874, d. Nov. 16, 1876. 

III. WILLIAM ELLIS,8 b. Aug. 2, 1876, d. March 28, 1S82. 

IV. HOWARD WALLACE,^ b. Oct. 13, 1881, d. April 8, 1882. 
V. MARION GERTRUDE,8 b. jan. 21, d. Feb. 13, 1883. 

VI. CELIA L0UISA,8 b. Jan. 15, 1885. 
VII. CLARA,8 b. Dec. 4, 1889. 

261 . SIMON W.,' (Samuel,'^ Simon,^ Samuel,* Josiah,^ 
Joseph,'-^ William,^) b. in Dedham Dec. 8, 1850, m. Maria 
A., dau. of Curtis and Anne Chamberlain. 

He resides in Dedham. 

I. GEORGE C.,8 b. Jan. 17, 18S3. 
n. JOSEPH W.8, b. April 16, 1885. 

III. WALDO E,,8 b. Feb. 4, 1890. 

IV. CHESTER E.,8 b. Dec. 22, 1891. 


262. ALBERT,' (Samiiel,6 Simon,^ Samuel,^ Josiah,^ 
Joseph,^ William,!) ^^ in Dedham Aug. 28, 1855, m. Ellen 

E., , b. in N. Cambridge. 

He resides in Jamaica Plain. Is in the milk business. 

I. FLORENCE MARION,^ b. in Boston Dec. 7, 1882. 
n. LUCY EDNA,8 b. Sept, 9, 1884. 
m. ALICE ELIZABETH,^ b. Sept. 25, 1886. 

IV. AMY L0UISE,8 b. Nov. 4, 1888. 

V. WALTER ELLIS,8 b. Jan. 9, 1891. 

VI. MARGERIE,8 b_ Nov. 29, 1892. 

263- MARTIN LUTHER,' (Luther,^ Simon,5 Samuel,* 
Josiah,3Joseph,2 William,!) b. in Dedham July 17, 1846, m. 
Jan. 14, 187 1, Harriet A., dau. of Thomas and Harriet P. 
Smith, b. in Andover Nov. 18, 1845, d. in Dedham June 10, 

He resides at Medfield ; is a farmer and a dealer in cattle ; 
his son is in the same business. 


I. HARRIET ELIZABETH,^ b. Nov. 16, i87i,m. Feb. 15, 1890, 

George Edward Bontiey ; they have one child, Florence Ara- 
bella Bonney. 

II. GEORGE SYLVESTER,^ b. Aug. 3, 1873. 

m. FRED. TH0MAS,8 b. Aug. 29, 1877 ; d. Aug. 24, 1878. 


Eighth Generation. 

267. WILLIAM,^ (WilHam,' Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Wil- 
liam,* Winiam,3 Thomas,^ William,^) b. in Roxbury, March 
25, 1816, m. Sept. 25, 1856, Mary Elizabeth. 
He resides in New York City. 


I. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. Oct. 29, 1857. 
II. EMIL\7b, May i, 1859. 

III. REBECCA JANE,9 b. July 18, 1861. 

IV. ELLA,^ b. and d. in 1864. 

470. V. WILLI AM,9 Jr. b. July 20, 1869. 
VI. GE0RGE,9 b. April 5, 1876. 

268. GEORGE SE AVER, 8 (William,'^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,^ William,^ William, ^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in 
Roxbury, Dec. 12, 1825, m. April 23, 1848, Lucy Anna 

He was a tin smith, resided in Roxbury and in Taunton. 
He served in the 13'*^ and 29"' Mass. regiments in the war 
of the Rebellion, was twice wounded. He d. in June, 1886 ; 
his widow d. in Nov. 1887. 

I. EMILY J.,9 b. Dec. 12, 1848; m. in Boston April 18, 1871, 
Isaac SpragJie, jr. of B., b. in Washington, Me. in 1841. Child: 
Alfred Sprague, resides in Dorchester. She d. in June, 1879. 
II. SARAH B.,^ b. Nov. 7, 1850, m. George Chambers, resides at 
Taunton. Children : Roy Chambers, Harold Chambers. 

III. GEORGE E.,9 b. Jan. 1853 ; d. April 5, 1854. 

IV. Infant, b. ; d. Feb. 7, 1855. 

V. LUCY ANNA,9 b. March 12, 1856; m. Evans; res. in 

Taunton ; dau. m. Frank Aldrich. 
VI. GEORGIANA F.,» b. July 15, 1859. 
VII. WILLIAM,9 b. June 25, 1866. 

279. ASA,8 (Calvin,' Jonathan,*^ Daniel,^ Abiel,* Wil- 
liam,3 Thomas,2 John,i) b. at N. Y. (twin with Abel^) Aug. 
13, 1826, m. March 21, 1850, Catharine Griffith, of Ellery, 
N. Y., b. Nov. 23, 1826. He is a farmer. 
Resides at Ellery, N. Y. 


I. FRANK,9 b. Feb. 26, 1852; m. April 10, 1879, Delia A. Palmer. 
II. MARK,® b. July 22, 1853; m. Feb. 26, 1884, Frances Ingerson. 
in. WARD BEECHER," b. Aug. 6, 1854. 


IV. MILES,8 b. Oct. II, 1855; m. Aug. 18, 1886, Hattie B. Foster; 

d. Sept. 27, 1889. 
V. M0RRIS,9 b. March 14, 1858; m. Oct. 26, 1887, Anna B. 

VI. MARTHA,9 b. May 3, i860. 
VII. JENNIE,9 b. March 31, 1862, d. Sept. 30, 1865. 
VIII. LILLIE,9 b. July 12, 1863, d. May 8, 1864. 
IX. ALTA,9 b. April 12, 1866, d. April 3, 1867. 
X. EVA,9b. Dec. 8, 1868. 
XI. JOHN CALVIN,9 b. Sept. 29, 1871. 

280. ABEL,« (Calvin,- Jonathan,^ Daniel,^ Abiel/ Wil- 
liam,^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. at Chautauqua Co. N. Y. 
(twin with Asa®) Aug. 13, 1826, removed to Wisconsin in 
1857, and m. April 13, 1871, Alice J. Yates of Farmington, 
La Crosse co. Wis. She was b. in the parish of Poplar, 
London, England, Aug. 6, 1849. 

Resides at Black River Falls, Wis. 

I. FRANK JAMES,9 b. Jan. 29, d. Aug. 2, 1872. 
II. MARION GARLAND,^ b. Sept. 14, 1875. 

281. JOSHUA,® (Calvin,' Jonathan,^ Daniel,^ Abiel,^ 
William,^ Thomas,^ William,i) b. in Ellery, N. Y. April 22, 
1828, m. i'\ March i, 1852, Mary T. Gifford. She d. May 
I, 1881. He m. 2*^, June 14, 1890, Harriet, widow of Sam- 
uel Clark, of Busti, N. Y. 

He resides at Jamestown, N. Y. 

I. ALBERT,^ b. Dec. 25, 1854, d. Aug. 10, 1877. 
474. n. A. M0RELLE,9 b. Aug. 7, 1857. 

282. William,® (Calvin,' Jonathan,^ Daniel,^ Abiel,^ Wil- 
liam, ^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Ellery, N. Y. July 20, 1831, 
m. at Dakota City, Neb. June 18, 1868, Lucinda Aldina, 
dau. of James and Fanny Whitehorn, b. Sept. 10, 1846, in 
Brandon, Vt. 


He removed from the home farm in 1855, and in August 
following took up his abode with other pioneers in Northern 
Nebraska. Engaged in farming, milling and prospecting. 
Was in government employ as a mechanical engineer on the 
Winnebago reservation for 10 years. In 1876 removed to 
Dakota City, Neb. where he now resides, fairly contented 
with 800 acres of land. 

I. EDWARD JAY,9 b. Oct. 8, 1S69, d. May 3, 1S80. 
n. ROBERT LEE,9b. March i, 1871. 
m. HOWARD BLY,^ b. Oct. 5, 1872, d. May 3, 1880. 
IV. LULU MAY,9 b. Aug. 19, 1874. 

V. ADDIE MABEL,9 b. June 24, 1S78. 
VI. WALTER,^ b. Nov. 8, 1881. 

VII. GUY,9b. Aug. 18, 1884. 

283. DANIEL PARKHURST,8 (Daniel,- Jonathan,^ 
Daniel,^ Abiel,^ William,-^ Thomas, ^ William, i) b. at James- 
town, N. Y., m. I**, Lucy, dau. of John and Amanda 
(Hanchet) Parkhurst ; m. 2'^ [in 1868] Minerva, dau. of 
Henr}'- and Rachel (Truesdell) Dickson, b. June 14, 1839. 

He was a farmer. He resided at Aurora, 111. ; d. April 
6, 1872. 

I. FLORA A.,9 b. March i, 1858, d. Feb. 24, 1894. 
II. MINNIE S.,9 b. Oct. 7, 1863. 

III. FREDERICK D.,^ b. June 24, 1865. 

IV. JENNIE,9 b. March 21, 1869. 

476. V. HENRY I).,'' b. July 12, 1870, resides in Chicago, 111. 

VI. GEORGE P.,9b. Oct. 13, 1871. 

290. ORAMEL FLETCHER,^ (Elias Eaton," Eben- 
ezer," William,^ Joseph,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. 
in Thetford, Vt., Nov. 4, 1826, m. in Boston, Mass. Sept. 17, 
1848, Maria Ann, dau. of Daniel and Huldah (Howe) War- 
ner, b. Oct. 18, 1826; she d. April 18, 1861. 

He resided in Dedham, and kept a furniture store. He d. 
Dec. 2, 1862. Edward B. Morse administered on his estate. 



I. ADELINE FRANCES,^ b. in Boston Oct. 4, 1849; d. in Ded- 

ham Jan. 2, 1864. 

II. HENRY C.,9 b. in Dedham, April 13, i86i,d. April 25, 1861. 
m. EFFIE ANN,9 b. Sept. 25, 1858, m. Charles Sprague j resides 

at Weston, Vt. 

29 I . SAMUEL FLETCHER,8 (Elias Eaton,^ Ebenezer,^ 
William,^ Joseph,* Benjamin, ^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in 
Boscawen, N. H. Dec. 2, 1829, m. i^*, at Boston, Mass. 
Oct. 4, 1855, Harriet, dau. of Robert Barron; m. 2'\ at De- 
fiance, O. Sept. 24, 1861, Ella A. Phillips. He served in 
the War of the Rebellion through the 3 months' service 
in Western Virginia ; entered the three years' service as 2'^ 
lieut. of Co. E, 21^* Ohio Vol. Inf. ; was promoted to be 
I** lieut. and commissioned, Feb. 29, 1864, captain of Co. B, 
21^* Ohio Inf. Served as aid and inspector on the brigade 
staff of Col. W. Sirwell, and as inspector on the staff of Gen. 
J. C. Starkweather. Took part in all the battles in which 
the " Army of the Cumberland " was engaged ; followed Gen- 
eral Sherman in the march from Atlanta to Savannah and 
thence to Washington. Was mustered out of service at 
Louisville, Ky. July 25, 1865, after more than four years of 
service, having part in 32 battles, but escaping wdthout 
serious injury. Has been a citizen of Defiance, O. Resides 
at present in Amherst, in Logan township, Buffalo co.. 


I. IDA MAY,9 b. July 25, 1856, m. D. H. Tunibull, resides at 
Florence, Ala. 

II. LUCY BELLE,9 b. April 14, 1863, m. Adelbert G. Webster, re- 

sides at Waterloo, O. 

III. FRED PHILIPS,9b. May 15, 1866. 

IV. SHERMAN C.,^ b. July 30, 1867. 

479. v. THOMAS HERBERT,^ b. April 10, 1869. 
VI, EMERSON FLETCHER,9 b. Jan. 23, 1878. 


292. JONATHAN EMERSON,^ (Elias Eaton," Eben- 
ezer,^ William, ^ Joseph,'* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) 
b. at Boscawen, N. H. Jan. 27, 1836, m. Oct. 10, 1864, 
Annie Maria, dau. of William and Isabel Smith of Philadel- 
phia, Pa., b. Oct. 9, 1846. 

He is superintendent of the B. B. Hall Stamp and Die 
Works at Kensington, Philadelphia, Pa., and resides at 
Haddonfield, N. J. 

480. I. CHARLES EMERS0N,9 b. July 25, 1865. 
II. ISABEL,9 b. Dec. 22, 1874. 

III. LOUIS GUILD,9b. Aug. 2, 1881. 

IV. HARRIET FRANCES.^b. May iS, 18S3. 
V. CARRIE WINSM0RE,9 b. Jan. 5, 1SS6. 

30 I . LORENZO DRAKE,8(Simeon Frankland,' Moses,« 
William, -5 Joseph,^ Benjamin, '^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. on 
Grand Menan Island, New Brunswick June 2, 1845, m. May 
13, 1865, Anna Maria Wormwood. 


I. SIME0N,9 b. Oct. 19, 1866. 

II. ALBERTHA,9 b. Aug. 9, 1868, d. Aug. 15, 187 1. 

III. SARAH ALLIE,9b. Oct. 12, 1873. 

IV. FRANK,9 b. Dec. 3, 1876. 

V. FLORENCE,^ b. June 28, 1S79, d. July 11, 1883. 

302. ALBERT FRANC I S,« (Simeon Frankland,"^ 
Moses,^ William," Joseph,'^ Benjamin,'^ Thomas,^ Wilham,i) 
b. at Grand Menan, N. B. April 12, 1847, m. Dec. 24, 1868, 
Harriet Frankland, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Frankland) 
Lambert, b. at Grand Menan, N. B. May 24, 1836. 

He is a carpenter. He came from New Brunswick to 
Boston in 1869, and has lived in its vicinity ever since. Re- 
sides in Dorchester district, Boston. 

I. NELLIE CUTTER,» b. Dec. 16, 1869. 

II. FRAxNCIS PERIN,9 b. Oct. 20, 1871, d. Aug. 6, 1879. 


303. WILSON,^ (Simeon Frankland,' Moses,*^ William,^ 
Joseph/ Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. at Grand 
Menan, New Brunswick, Sept. 20, 1849, m. . 


I. EDNA.9 



IV. H0YT.9 

304. WEBSTER FRANCIS,^ (Simeon Frankland,' 
Moses,*^ William,^ Joseph,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William,^) 
b. at Grand Menan, New Bruns. Oct. 2, 1850, m. Feb. 14, 
187 1, Cecilia Cook. 

I. SPENCER BAIRD,9 b. Dec. 8, 1874. 




311. Dr. BENJAMIN HICKS,^ (Laban Clark,^ John,^ 
Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,=^Thomas,2 William,^) b. in Vicks- 
burg, Miss. Oct. 10, 1838, was educated at Amherst College, 
1856, made his residence in New York city, removed to 
New Haven, Conn. Is a practising physician of the Homeo- 
pathic school. He m. March 10, 1863, at Westport, Conn. 
Sarah Jane Austin, b. at Newcastle, Me. Aug. 27, 1841. 


I. BENJAMIN AUSTIN,^ b. at Joliet, 111. June 10, 1867. 
n. ARTHUR SANDFORD,^ b. in New Haven, Conn. Oct. 4, 1869. 
m. HAROLD CLARK,^ b. June 19, 1S77. 
IV. ALICE J0SEPHINE,9b. Aug. 5, 1879. 

3 I 9, ALPHA MORSE,8 (Marvin,' Joel,^ Thomas,5 John,* 
Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Southbridge Dec. 27, 
1834, ^' ^'*' ^^b- ^' ^^59' Sarah Cunningham, b. at Hop- 
kinton Feb. 18, 1835 ' she d. Dec. 8, 1876. He m. 2^ May 
23, 1882, Emma Bradford, b. in Woodstock, Conn. April 
23, 1837. 



I. HANNAH BEECHER,9 b. March 12, 1S60, m. April 2, 1879, 

Reuben Fergus Hcrroii, b. in Waterbury, Vt., Aug. 6, 1853. 
He is a son of Robert Herron, a native of Scotland, and Mary 
Olmstead, b. in Waterbury, Vt. Child : Albert Cheney Herron, 
b. July 25, 1880. 

II. MABEL,9 b. March 16, 1S63, m. Jan. 26, 1882, Fratik Alonzo 

iniber, son of Seth Sumner and Elizabeth Wilber, of Foxboro. 
Children: (i) Alonzo Cheney Wilber, b. Sept. 22, 1S82, (2) 
Carrie Marguerite Wilber, b. Feb. 13, 1884. 

III. CARRIE NA0MI,9 b. Jan. 6, 1867, m. July 11, 1889, Herbert 

Eugene IVells. Child: Gertrude Marie Wells, b. at Newton 
Highlands Dec. 28, 1895. 

IV. HERMAN STANLEY,^ b. Aug. 13, 1870, m. at Southbridge, 

June 22, 1S97, Mabel Eleanor, dau. of Mr, Francis L. Chapin, 
cashier of the Southbridge National Bank. 

325. JAMES LORING,^ (David Bacheller,^ Joel,^ 
Thomas,'^ John,'* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. at 
Cleveland, O. Oct. 13, 1857, m. Feb. 2, 1S88, Minnie Kath- 
erine Rees, of Hebron, O. a graduate of Wellesley College 
in 1886. 

He won the Franklin medal in his senior year (1873) at 
the Boston Latin School ; graduated at the University of 
Rochester, N. Y. in 1877 ; received the Sherman Fellow^ship 
for graduate w^ork in Political Science ; graduated at Chicago 
in Theology in 1881, and studied some time in Germany. 
Received the degree of Ph. D. in 1883. Has been pastor of 
Baptist churches in Newark, O. and Ypsilanti, Mich., and is 
now settled in Cleveland, O. 

326. I^ev. DAVID BATCHELLER,^ Jr. (David Batch- 
eller,' Joel," Thomas,'^ John,-* Benjamin,-'^ Thomas,2William,i) 
b. at San Francisco, Cal. Aug. 7, i860, m. at Elgin, 111. Sept. 
13, 1883, Harriet II. Vail. 

He grad. from the Univ. of Chicago in 1880, and from 
the Baptist Theological Seminary of Chicago in 1883. Was 
pastor at Stillman, Minn., La Crosse, and West Superior, 


Wis. and is now at Racine, Wis. A worthy namesake and 
successor of his father in the Baptist ministry. 

HATTIE BRADFORD,^ b. Sept. 21, 1885. 

327. Dr. FRANKLIN SNOW,^ (David Batcheller,' 
Joel,*^ Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wilham,!) ^^ at 
Racine, Wis., May 9, 1864, m. at Lima, O. Sept. 28, 1892, 
Leila L. Day. He graduated from Denison Univ. in 1885, 
and from the Chicago Coll. of Physicians and Surgeons with 
the degree of M. D. in 1889. Is a practising physician in 
Chicago, 111. Active in church work, interested in the king- 
dom of the Great Physician. 

CONSTANCE DAY,^ b. May 6, 1894. 

331, CLARK ABIAL,8 (John," Daniel,^ Benjamin,^ 
WilHam,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Yorkshire, 
N. Y. April 30, 1842 ; m. Jeannette, daughter of William and 
Laura (Davis) Langmade, of Yorkshire, N. Y. in August, 

He is a farmer, and highly respected in the community 
in which he lives. He now owns and works what is known 
as the "Truman Coal Farm," his residence being just across 
the street from the old homestead, in the town of Yorkshire. 


I. SARAH BELLE,9 b. August 24, 1867. 
n. GEORGIA ANNA,^ b. August 26, 1873. 
m. FRED MAS0N,9b. Feb. 26, 1876. 
IV. MYRNA,9 b. Oct. 21, 1885. 

332. WALTER WILMOT,s (John,' Daniel,^ Benjamin,^ 
William,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. in Warren Co., 
Pa. July 6, 1844; m. March 10, 1875 Louise, daughter of 
Henry Strong, of Sardinia, N. Y. 


He is an extensive oil operator, his field of operations 
being principally Northern Penns34vania and Western New 
York. He resides at Delavan, N. Y. 

MABEL STRONG,^ b. Jan. 8, 1879. 

333. FRANCIS JOHN,« (John,' Daniel,^ Beniamin,^ 
William,^ Benjamin,'^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. in Warren, 
Penn., June 5, 1848, m. Lydia Henrietta, daughter of Buel 
G. and Lucy (Thornton) Smith, July 30, 1873. His wife 
died March 21, 1896. 

He lived on his father's farm until eighteen years of age, 
working in the summer and attending school in the winter. 
In this wav he prepared for college in Arcade Academy, 
and entered Genesee College, now Syracuse University in 
1868, graduating therefrom at the head of his class in 1872. 
Immediately after graduation he entered upon the profession 
of teaching, which he has followed ever since. In the fall 
and winter of 1872-73 he had the chair of mathematics in 
Ives Seminary, Antwerp, N. Y. In March, 1S73 he was 
elected principal of the Dr^^den Union School, where he 
remained until June, 1880, when he resigned to accept the 
principalship of the Kingston-on-Hudson Free Academy. 
He retained this position until June, 1890. Under his super- 
vision, the Academy was entirely reorganized and strength- 
ened in its courses of study, with a consequent increase in 
numbers. While here, he was offered a professorship in 
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y., and the superintend- 
ency of the City Schools of Olean, N. Y., both of which 
offers he declined at the earnest solicitation of the Kingston 
Board of Education to remain in their employ. In 1890 he 
was appointed Inspector of High Schools and Academies of 
the State of New York by the Regents of the University -of 
the Empire State. He held this office one year, and then 
resigned to accept the principalship of the State Normal and 
Training School, Cortland, N. Y. This position he still 
holds. Since he became principal, the school has nearly 


doubled in size, a new building has been erected, and the old 
building completely renovated and supplied with apparatus. 

While in Dryden he studied law in connection with his 
school duties, and was admitted to the bar in May, 1880. 
In 1885 he travelled in Europe, visiting England and Scot- 
land, and several countries on the continent. In 1888, Syra- 
cuse University conferred upon him the degree of Ph. D. on 
examination. In 1890-91 he was president of the Associated 
Academic Principals of the State of New York. He is a 
member of the State Teachers' Association, and the National 
Educational Association. He is often called upon to address 
Educational and other organizations. He was a member of 
the General Conference of 1896 of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, being sent as a lay delegate from the Central New 
York Conference. 


GENEVIEVE, (adopted) b. May 9, 1885. 

334. GEORGE HAMLINE,8 (John,- Daniel,^ Benja- 
min,^ William,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Ball- 
town, Penn. March 7, 1850; m. July 19, 1881 Eleanor 
Robinson of Somerville, Mass. 

When about four years of age, his parents moved to York- 
shire, N. Y. He received such early education as the dis- 
trict school afforded, and in 1865-66 he studied in Arcade 
Academy. In 1867 he attended school at Griffith Institute 
in Springfield, N. Y. In the winter of '67-'68 he taught his 
first term of school in West Yorkshire, N. Y. In 1868 he 
continued his studies in Griffith Institute. In the winter of 
'68-'69 he taught school in the Alexander district, Farmers- 
ville, N. Y. In '69 he studied in Ten Broeck Free Academy, 
Franklinville, N. Y. In the winter of '69-'7o he taught 
school in Yorkshire, N. Y., and in the fall of '70 continued 
his studies at Franklinville. In '7i-'72 he was principal of 
the Union School in Hinsdale, N. Y. In the spring of '73 
he occupied the chair of mathematics in the Northern N. Y. 
Conference Seminary in Antwerp, N. Y. 


From October 1S73 to October 1S75 he was pastor of the 
ElHcottville (N. Y.) Circuit, inchiding Sugartown. During 
this pastorate, a tine new church was buih in Sugartown, 
N. Y., and the ElHcottville Church was thoroughly remodeled 
and the membership on the circuit was increased more than 

In the fall of 1875 he entered Boston University School of 
Theology, from which he was graduated in 1879. 

In 1877 in connection with his studies in Boston University 
he supplied the Church at Winchester, Mass. as pastor, and 
having been unanimously chosen as their pastor, he joined 
the New England Conference on probation in April, 1878, 
and was admitted into full connection in the Conference in 
1880. He was ordained deacon by Bishop R. S. Foster in 
Lynn, Mass., April 8, 1877 ; and was ordained elder by 
Bishop Jesse T. Peck in Worcester, Mass., April 10, 1881. 

His appointments in the New England Conference have 
been as follows: 1877-9, Winchester; 1880-2, Somerville, 
Broadway; 1883-4, Marlboro; 1885-7, Chicopee Falls; 1888- 
92, Cambridge, Epworth Church; 1893-4, Supernumerary 
1895-7, Webster. 

At Somerville during his pastorate a new church was 
built at a cost of nearly $10,000.00. At Chicopee Falls a 
new parsonage was erected. While at Cambridge a tine 
church was erected and dedicated free from debt at a cost of 
$75,000.00, which is regarded by many as the most attrac- 
tive building in Cambridge. He is now pastor of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church, Webster, Mass. 

I. EMILY M.,"-" b. in Somerville, May 14, 18S2. 
II. DAVID McGREGOR,» b. in Marlboro, Mass., Dec. 12, 18S4. 
in. SARAH R.,-' b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., June 30, 1SS7. 
IV. ELEANOR R.," b. in Cambridge, June 1 1, 1893. 

335. LYMAN JOSIAH,« (John,- Daniel,^ Beniamin,^ 
William,^ Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. in Yorkshire, 
Catt. Co., N. Y., Oct. 11, i860, m. in Arcade, Wyoming 



Co., N. Y., March 8, 1882, Florence N., daughter of 
Charles and Ravilla Cagwin. 

At the time of his marriage he was a druggist in the town 
of Delavan. He continued in this business but a short time, 
when he sold his drug store, and became a dealer in dry- 
goods and groceries in the town of Delavan. He con- 
tinued in this business until the spring of 1892, when he was 
appointed railway mail clerk on the route from Buffalo, N. Y. 
to Emporium, Pa. He has continued in this position ever 
since, proving to be a most efficient and accomplished 
official. Being required to take frequent examinations, he 
has made such a record as to receive the highest commenda- 
tion from his division superintendent. 

He is quite prominent in the politics of his native county, 
being a loyal supporter of the Republican party. 

I. LLOYD LYMAN,9 b. April 23, 1S84. 
n. CLIFFORD CARLETON,^ b. June 17, 1887. 

34 1. GEORGEAUSTIN,8 (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Wales,^ William,* Winiam,^ Winiam,^ Wilhami,) b. at Ja- 
maica, Vt. March 10, 1829, m. May 12, 1857, Agnes John- 
son, of Palatine Bridge, N. Y. b. July 30, 1835. He lived in 
Beloit, Wis. twenty years ; now resides at The Highands, 
Macon co. North Carolina. 

486. I. FRANK REED,9 b. March 19, 1858. 

n. HELEN ESTEPHANA,^ b. Oct. 19, i860, 
m. LAURA ATLANTA,^ b. Nov. 20, 1867, m. Sept. i, 1892, 
Albert Elivin Morey, of Oak Park, 111. Child: Philip Moray, 
b. July 18, 1894. 

IV. ALICE MARIA,9 b. Feb. 13, 1872, is a member of the class of 
1897 in Mt. Holyoke College. 

342, CHARLES ARTHUR,^ (Nathaniel,' Nathaniel,^ 
Wales,5 William,* Winiam,^ Winiam,^ Wilham,!) b. in 
Jamaica, Vt. June 13, 1835, i^^- Oct. 21, 1862, Mary Frances 


Ball, of Hoosick Falls, N. Y. He has been connected with 
the Walter Wood Mowing and Reaping Machine Co. for 
more than thirty years, first as bookkeeper, then advancing 
higher. Is president of the First National Bank of Hoosick 
Falls, N. Y. 


I. ROBERT CAMPBELL,^ b. Sept. 12, 1S63, d. July 15, 1864. 
n. ALBERT NATHANIEL,^ b. Nov. i, 1866, d. Dec. 26, 1886. 

He was a member of the class of 1888 in Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute and of the Y. IVI. Christian Association there ; 
an exemplary young man ; beloved by all who knew him. 

343. ALBERT AUGUSTUS,^ (Nathaniel,' Nathaniel,^ 
Wales,5 William,^ William,^ Winiam,^ William,i) b. at 
Townshend, Vt. Jan. 24, 1840, m. May 11, 1875, Jennie 
M. Ellis, of Brattleboro, Vt., b. Nov. 20, 1852. He first 
went into business in company with Mr. W. Felton, in 
Brattleboro, Vt. in the book and stationery business. Mr. 
Felton sold out in 1869, and the firm became Cheney and 
Clapp. At length, in 1885, o" account of failing health, 
Mr. Cheney sold his interest, and the business is carried on 
by Clapp and Jones. He d. July 15, 1888, leaving the 
record of " a devoted christian, a kind and generous spirit." 
The family still reside at Brattleboro. 


I. WALTER HENRY,9b. March 15, 1876. 

II. CHARLES NATHANIEL,^ b. Jan. 5, 1878; has been confined 

to his bed 2^ years with " Pott's disease " of the spine ; is 
cheerful and patient. 

III. GEORGE ARTHUR,'-' b. Dec. 6, 1883, d. Aug. 27, 1885. 

IV. GRACE LILLIAN,» b. March 29, 1886, d. Oct. 28, 1886. 

345. WALES,8 (Samuel T. R.,^ Nathaniel,'^ Wales,^ 
William,* William,'^ William,'-^ William,^) b. at Jamaica, Vt. 
Nov. II, 1835, m. Jeralda . 


I. ALBERT,^ b. July 12, 1873. 
II. MARY K.,9 b. Nov. 7, 1875. 

III. MARTHA W.,« b. Feb. 26, 1878. 

IV. NETTIE J.,9 b. March 4, 1881. 

V. BERTHA L.,9 b. June 11, 1883, d. July 9, 1884. 
VI. LEON \V.,9 b. July 19, 1886. 
VII. ARTHUR,^ b. Dec. 25, 1888. 

347. WHEELOCK AMOS,8 (Amos,^ Nathan,^ Wales,^ 
William/ William,^ William,^ William,^) b. in Athol, April 
22, 1830, m. May 25, 1852, Lavinia, dau. of Joshua and 
Lavinia (Morse) Browning, of Hubbardston ; she was born 
Jan. 7, 1828. 

He learned the trade of printer and advanced through dili- 
gent application until he is proprietor and manager of a large 
Printing establishment in Worcester. 

I. FLORENCE LILLA,^ b. June 30, 1856, m. Oct. 9, 1878, 
Frank Piersoii Kendall, of Worcester, an Insurance agent. 
They have one surviving child, George Hayward Kendall, b. 
April 18, 1894. 
II. ALICE MARIA,9 b. July 8, 1859. 
III. WILFRED LER0Y,9 b. March 20, 1872. 

348. HIRAM WASHINGTON,^ (Amos,^ Nathan,^ 
Wales,5 William,* William,^ William,2 William,!) b. Oct. 7, 
1837 ; m. in Worcester, Sept. 29, 1869, Caroline F. Marble. 

He is with the firm of J. W. Bird '& Co., 119 Milk st, 
Boston ; res. in Cambridge. 

349. NATHAN,8 (Samuel French,^ Nathan,^ Wales,^ 
William,4William,3William,2 William,!) b. in Athol Jan. 11, 
1832; d. of Bright's disease March 23, 1871. He m. in 
Worcester, Nov. 23, 1859, Malvina May Codman of Charles- 

LIZZIE ADAMS,9 b. Oct. i, 1862. 


350. GEORGE SHERMAN,^ (Samuel French,' Na- 
than,*^ Wales,5 William/ William,^ William,2 William,i) b. 
in Athol May 19, 1834, ™- ^^"^ Woodstock, Vt. Nov. 2, 1865, 
Francelia Ellen, dau. of Col. Orson and Hannah (Rust) 
Perkins, b. in Stockbridge, Vt. Dec. 17, 1843. After 
fittincr for the Profession in the Boston Music School, an 
incorporated institution under charge of B. F. Baker, he 
followed the occupation of Music Teacher for 20 or more 
years, teaching in Amherst College, and in the Mass. Ag. 
College at Amherst: in the Pub. Schools of Springfield, in 
country singing schools, &c. from 1855 to 1876. Failing 
health, or rather, over- work of the voice caused him to 
abandon teaching in 1876 ; since which time he has been 
engaged in the Piano and Organ business. 

Mr. Cheney today owns the remnant (four building lots) 
of a tract of about 12 acres which his father, Sam'l French 
Cheney, bought when he married and settled in the village 
of Athol, in 1825. The only remarkable thing about it is the 
price, he paid $750 — and that land is now so solidly built 
upon that it represents a value of more than $300,000. 

Has been manager of the Boston agency of Estey Organ 
Co. Is now connected with the A. M. McPhail Piano Co., 
Boston. Lives in Brookline. 

I. GRACE PERKINS,9 b. April 2, 1S67, d. Aug. 3, 1868. 
n. JESSIE MAY,8 b. at Amherst, Dec. 4, 1870, m. in Boston Oct. 
15, 1894, Alvion James Jujirbanks, son of Lorenzo Dow and 
Martha Ann Fairbanks, b. at Milo, 111. April 9, 1869. Child: 
Robert Dow F'airbanks, b. June 27, 1896. 
in. NATHAN,'' b. at Amherst July 30, 1872. 

35 I . CHARLES WARREN,8 (Samuel French,' Nathan,^ 
Wales,'^ William,^ William,^ William,2 WilHam,!) b. in Athol 
Sept. 23, 1835, m. Feb. 2, 1856, Georgianna, dau. of -Ar- 
temas Ward and Charlotte (Cheney) Johnson, b. in Boston 
May 10, 1839. 

He was a machinist. He spent a good many years in 
Boston, but returned to reside in Athol, in easy retirement. 


I. LIZZIE MARIA,9 bom and died in 1856. 
490. II. CHARLES WILLIE,9 b. Nov. 7, 1857. 

352. WALLACE,^ (Wales,- Nathan,^ Wales,^ William,* 
William,'^ William, ^ William,^) b. in Orange, July 3, 1832 ; 
m. in Westminster, Sept. 19, 1858, Catharine, dau. of Luke 
and Catharine (Fowle) Minott. Was in business, and Post- 
master, in Westminster, gaining many friends, till 1885, 
when he removed to Framingham. 

I. LOUIS K., b. Oct. 30, 1859; d. Aug. 6, 1S85, after a youth of 

great promise, 
n. FANNIE S., b. Jan. i, 1870. 

360. EDWARD SHEPHERD,^ (Nathan,' Alexander,^ 
Wales,5 Wilham,* Winiam,^ Winiam,^ WilHam,!) b. Jan. 26, 
1833 ; m. March 25, 1856, Matilda B. Cole; res. Providence, 

I. EDWARD C0LE,9 b. in Providence, R. I. Feb. 26, 1857. 
11. WILLIAM HENRY,9b. March 14, 1865. 
III. FRED SHEPHERD,^ b. Aug. 28, 1870. 

JAMES MONROE,8 (Nathan,^ Wales,^ Wilham,* 
William,3William,2 William, 1) b. in Athol, m. June 12, 1842, 
Mary Ann, dau. of Ashbel and Betsey Goddard. One of the 
vigorous business men of Athol. He built up a good busi- 
ness in the manufacture of doors, sashes and blinds, which 
he carried on until he felt that he had earned the right to 
retire from active business, when he resigned it into the hands 
of his son-in-law, Mr. Tyler. Has a pleasant home on the 
hill above the railroad. 

I. SARAH ELIZABETH,^ b. Aug. 3, 1847. 
500. II. WILLIAM WALLACE,^ b. March 11, 1849. 
III. JAMES WESLEY,9 b. Nov. 24, 1850. 


IV. MARY BAKER,9 b. Jan. 19, 1855; m. May 12, i?,7S, Arthur F. 
Tyler, son of Edward and Martha T. Tyler, b. in Charlestown 
in 1872. 
V. FRANK WARREN,9 b. Nov. 4, 1859; d. April 29, 1881. 

36 I . EDSON DANIELS,^ (Ebenezer,' Artemas,^ Caleb,^ 
\Villiam,nVilliam,nVilliam,2 William, i) b. in Barre Oct. 16, 
1810, m. April 11, 1833, Sarah B. Shattuck, of Barre. She 
d. in Worcester June 4, 1886, aged 74. 

He resided in Worcester. He d. April 13, 1894. 


MARYCAR0LINE,9b. in i834,m. Nov. 14, 1854, Charles B. 
Eaton, b. in Philipston, residing in Athol. 

362. DEXTER,8 (Ebenezer,' Artemas,*^ Caleb,^ William,^ 
William,'^ William,^ William,^) b. in Barre June 11, 1813, m. 
April 27, 1842, Laura, dau, of John and Betsey (Whitney) 
Bowker, b. in Petersham. 

He was a carriage-maker. He d. in Athol, of heart disease, 
March 9, 1874. 


I. CHARLOTTE A.,^ b. Aug. 6, 1847 ; d. unmarried in Athol June 

18, 1891. 
n. JULIAN LER0Y,9 b. Dec. 20, 1852, d. Jan. 12, 1855. 

III. LEWIS R.,9 b. 1854. 

IV. CARRIE A.,9 b. July 2, 1S56, d. Dec. 10, 1857. 
V. JULIA A.,9 b. Nov. 16, 1859, d. Jan. 3, 1863. 

363. WILLARD,8 (Ebenezer,7 Artemas,^ Caleb,^ Wil- 
liam,-* William,'^ William,^ William, i) b. in Barre Feb. 22, 
1815, m. I"' in Boylston, April 16, 1838, a wife who d. in 
Illinois, March 20, 1846. He m. 2'^ in Worcester, March 4, 
1850, Harriet E. Rice, b. in W. in 181 1 ; she d. in W. April 
12, 1888. He emigrated to Illinois soon after his tirst mar- 
riage, but returned, bereaved, in 1846. In partnership with 
his brother Ebenezer he manufactured pails at Kendall's 
Mills, Me. several years, in spite of two tires. Returning to 


Worcester he engaged in the building and rental of dwell- 
ings, in which he attained good success. He d. in W. Aug. 
26, 1889. 


512. I. WILLARD,9 b. Dec. 5, 1839. 

II. E. DEXTER,^ b. in Fremont, 111. in 1S43; d. in Wore. July 19, 

m. HARRIET E.,^ b. in 1845 in Delavan, 111.; m. in Worcester, 

Jan. I, 1868, Charles H. Thojiipson. 

513. IV. CHARLES SUMNER,9 b. in Worcester July 21, 1856. 

364. EBENEZER,8 (Ebenezer,- Artemas,^ Caleb,^ Wil- 
liam,^ William, ^ William, 2 Wilham,!) b. in Barre, Oct. 15, 
1818, m. \^^ May 19, 1840, Sarah R. Wilson of Barre; she 
d. Sept. 6, 1846. He m. 2*^, Feb. 8, 1849, J^^^ Symonds of 
Boston, who d. May 9, 1850. He m. 3'', Nov. 3, 1850, 
Charlotte Dexter, of Portland, Me. ; she d. June 7, 1893. 

He resided in Oakham and Royalston, Mass., in Portland, 
Me. and in Detroit, Mich. His death occurred Oct. 3, 1885. 


515. I. JAMES WILS0N,9 b. Aug. 20, 1841. 

II. HENRY R.,9 b. Jan. 27, 1844; d. while a student, Oct. 4, i860, 
m. EBENEZER S.^ b. May 5, 1850, d. May 23, 1850. 
IV. S. JEANIE,9 b. June 18, 1852, d. Oct. 23, 1857. 
V. ANNIE L.,9 b. May 4, 1854; m. in Detroit, Mich. Oct. 19, 
1876, George F. Stratton^ b. in London, Eng. 
Children: (i) Faye Dexter Stratton, b. Oct. 5, 1880; (2) Mal- 
com G. Stratton, b. Dec. 10, 1881. Mrs. Stratton is a teacher 
of Piano and Organ ; resides in Maiden. 
VI. M. 0LIVE,9 b. Sept. 2, 1858, d. June 20, 1861. 
VII. NELLIE M.,^ b. May 10, 1863, a missionary in Canton, China. 
VIII. MARY JUDS0N,9 b. Sept. 15, 1866, teacher of Voice culture 
at Stanton College, Natchez, Miss. 

365, LEONARD,^ (Artemas,' Artemas,^ Caleb,^ Wil- 
liam,* William,^ William,^ William, i) b. in Barre, Nov. 27, 
182 1, m. June 11, 1846, Persis Witt, dau. of Daniel and 


Persis (Earl) Hemenway, b. Nov. 19, 1819; shed, in Barre, 
Oct. 16, 1895. 

He resides in Worcester. 

517. I. LEONARD WARREN,9 b. March 9, 1847. 

II. PERSIS ELIZA,9 b. Aug. 26, 1848, m. Nov. 4, 1868, Caleb 
William Burbank, son of Rev. John Burbank, of Worcester, b. 
in Rutland in 1844 ; he is a civil engineer. Children : (i) Lottie 
Burbank, b. March 28, 1871, (2) William Francis Burbank, 
b. Feb. 10, 1873, (3) Albert Burbank, b. May 16, 1876, (4) 
Minnie Tanner Burbank, b. Dec. 16, 1877. 

III. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. May 21, 1850, d. April 4, 1855. 

IV. ELLEN S0PHIA,9b. Sept. 12, 1853. 
V. IDA ELIZABETH,^ b. Sept. 22, 1858. 

366. EZRA ADAMS, 8 (Artemas," Artemas,^ Caleb,^ 
William,'* William,^ William,^ William, i) b. in Barre, July 
18, 1823, m. May 7, 1846, Ardelia B. Frye, of Royalston, 
b. Nov. 16, 1823, d. in Fitchburg, Jan. 7, 1862. He was a 
machinist ; resided in Fitchburg and in Worcester. He d. 
Feb. 27, i860. 

I. ELLEN A.,^ b. Sept. 17, 1848, is an experienced and valued 

teacher in the public schools of Cambridge. 
II. EDWARD FRANCIS,^ b. Oct. 28, 1850, d. March 11, 1855. 

III. HENRIETTA F.,« b. Feb. 14, 1852, m. Oct. 18, 1876, George 

C. Allen, of Barre; d. Feb. 6, 1881. 

IV. EMMA ELIZABETH,^ b. Feb. 17, 1S56, m. in Boston, Feb. 17, 

188 s,-lio7i'artl A. Allison, b. at Newcastle N. B. in 184S, son of 
Henry B. and Sarah Allison. Children: (i) Henrietta Beatrice 
Allison, (2) b. in Cambridge March 14, 1886, d. Sept. 20, 1886. 
(2) Harold Burbridge Allison, b. Aug. 30, 1890. 

367. LOVERING ARTEMAS,« (Artemas," Artemas,« 
Caleb,^ William,^ William,'^ William,^ William, i) b. at Pet- 
ersham Sept. 5, 1827, m. Nov. 27, 1851, Mary Carrol Hem- 
enway, of Barre, b. July 13, 1827. 

He was a man of many tine qualities, active in church 
and Sunday School work. 


He resided at Williamsville ; d. March 29, 1879. We 
clip the following tribute to his worth. 


Another friend has passed away 

To mansions of the blest ; 
His pain and suffering all is o'er, 

He's entered into rest. 

His work on earth has been well done, 

His labor here is o'er; 
His " heavenly race " is now begun 

Upon the "shining shore." 

The church he loved has lost a light 

On which it could depend ; 
The Sabbath school has lost a guide, 

A counsellor and friend. 

God bless his broken hearted wife 

And child, to him so dear ; 
Though lone and sad will be their life, 

For him they've naught to fear. 

And while they mourn that one thus loved 

Has passed away so soon, 
May they with sweet submission say, 

" Father thy will be done." 

Farewell loved one ! no more on earth 

Thy smiling face we'll meet ; 
No more we'll hear thy voice in prayer. 

Or songs of praise so sweet. 

Thou'rt gone to join that heavenly band 

In the bright realms above; 

To sing with them in that blest land, 

A Saviour's dying love. 

Mrs. H. a. W. 

I. ELLA MARY,9 b. Sept. 27, 1857, d. Dec. 28, 1859. 
II. ETTA MARIA,9 b, jan. 11, 1861, m. Jan. 11, 1882, Frank 
James Sheldon of Williamsville. Children: (i) Ella Maud 
Sheldon, b. March 8, 1888, (2) Edward Cheney Sheldon, b. 
March 5, 1890, (3) Mary Alice Sheldon, b. Oct. 2, 1892, (4) 
Grace Lovering Sheldon, b. Oct. 15, 1894. 


368. ETHAN ROCKWOOD,8 (Artemas,- Artemas,^ 
Caleb,5 William,^ William,^ William,^ William,i) b. in Barre, 
Sept. 20, 1829, m. in Barre June 28, 1852, Adeline, dau. of 
Samuel and Lydia Dudley of Petersham, b. June 28, 1852. 

He rem. to Worcester and learned the business of wire- 
dra^ving. Removed later to Boston, where he carries on 
an extensive general contract business in building, etc. He 
resides at Chelsea. 

519. I. CHARLES FRANCIS,^ b. in Worcester, June 6, 1853. 

n. JENNIE ADELINE,^ b. in Boston May 28, 1857, m, in Boston 
May 13, 1879, Henry Miner Grant, son of Clark H. and Eliza 
W. Grant, b. in Stafford, Conn, in 1852, Children: (i) Mabel 
Cheney Grant, b. Feb. 25, 1S80, (2) Harold Clark Grant, b. 
Oct. 17, 1885. Present residence, Meriden, Ct. 
ni. LUETTA VALENTINE,^ b. in Boston Feb. 14, 1866, m. May 
26, 1 892, Charles William Asbrand, of Chelsea. Children : 
(i) Evelyn Cheney Asbrand, b. Aug. 7, 1894, (2) Karl Hopkins 
Asbrand, b. Nov. 12, 1895. Residence, Cleveland, O. 

380. SAMUEL JONES,8 (Ira,- Caleb,*^ Caleb,^ William,^ 
William,'" William,^ William, i) b. Sept. 19, 1825, m. in 1850, 
in Cincinnati, O., Laura S., dau. of Kalloch, and Sarah 
(Frost) Ide, b. in Wrentham, Oct. 7, 1826. 

Returned from Ohio to Milford after a number of years, 
and d. there. 

I. ERNEST H.,3 b. in Cincinnati, O., 1851, d. Nov. 5, 1853. 
n. FL0RENCE,9 b. in Milford, 1854, d. Aug. 13, 1856. 
ni. FLORA LOUISA,^ b. 1857; m. Oct. 16, 1879, Melvin N. 

Dow. Reside in Hopkinton. 

381. EVERETT,8 (Rufus," Caleb,^ Caleb,^ Winiam,^ 
Winiam,=5 William,^ William,^) b. in Milford Dec. 29, 1829, 
m. i"', ^Lay, 1850, Emeline Amelia, dau. of Wm. T. and 
Catharine (Allen) Rand, b. in Wendell, May 15, 1833. She 
d. Aug., 1857. He m. 2'', Oct. 19, 1861, Rebecca, dau. of 
Manoah and Sarah (Chase) ElHs, b. in Waldo, Me., 1837. 

A merchant in Milford. 



I. An Infant, b. and d. in 1854, 
II. An Infant, b. and d. in 1857. 

III. A. LENA,9 b. Feb. 5, 1867, d. Dec. 3, 1872. 

IV. ALICE MAUD,9 b. Sept. i, 1872. 

382. CORTES,8 (Rufus/ Caleb,^ Caleb,^ William,* Wil- 
liam, ^ William,^ William,^) b. Aug. 31, 1831, m. in 1853, 
Sarah M. Armstrong. 

He d. April 21, 1869. 

383. EDWIN,8 (Rufus,' Caleb,6 Caleb,^ William,* Wil- 
liam, ^ William,^ William,^) b. June 17, 1835, m. at Pottsdam, 
N. Y., Aug. 26, 1874, Mary J., dau. of Reuben and Susan 
(Flint) Clark, b. in North Lawrence, N. Y. Oct. 23, 1849. 
He resides in Milford. 

384. MILTON,8 (Rufus,' Caleb,*^ Caleb,^ William,* Wil- 
liam,3 William, 2 William,^) b. Oct. 30, 1837 ; m. Nov. 27, 
1864, Sally Gushing. 

He d. Nov. 23, 1869. 

385. ALBERT RUFUS,8 (Rufus,- Caleb,^ Caleb,^ Wil- 
liam* William,3 William,^ William,^) b. Feb. 17, 1847, m. 
Oct. 6, 1870, Emma F. Chase. 

390. EMERY MERRILL,^ (Nelson,^ Ebenezer,^ Eben- 
ezer,-5 William,* William,^ William,^ WilHam,!) 


39 I . NELSON,^ (Nelson,' Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ Wil- 
liam,* William,3 William,2 WilHam,!). 


395. MATTHEW BENJAMIN,^ (Seth,' Ebenezer,^ 
Ebenezer,5 William,* William,^ William,^ William, i) b. at 
Carroll, N. Y. 

Residence, Randolph, N. Y. 


525. I. LUKE HENRY,9 b. June 27, 1864. 




396. MARK EUGENE,8 (Seth,- Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ 
William/ William,^ William,^ William,i) b. 




397. NELSON,^ (Alvin,- Elijah,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* 
William,3 William,^ William, i) b. Oct. 17, 1846, m. Feb. 22, 
1869, Jennie M. Dawson. 


I. ALVIN,9b. Sept. 16, 1871. 

II. ALVIN,9b. July i, 1875. 
in. J0HN,9b. Oct. 28, 1876. 

IV. MARK,9 b. Oct. 28, 1878. 
V. HENRY,9 b. Aug. 9, 1881. 

398. JUDSON MARVIN,8 (Benjamin Franklin," Elijah,^ 
Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ William,^ William,^) b. at 
Franklin, Vt. April 6, 1848, m. March 29, 187 1, Sarah L. 
Green, b. Feb. 2, 1847 ; she d. July 26, 1890, Middlebury, 
Vt. Is an efficient business man in Middlebury. He has 
given considerable material for this work. 

I. RAY MUNGER," b. Jan. 27, 1877. 

II. BENJAMIN HYATT,9 b. July 26, 1880. 
HI. ruth;-' b. Nov. 7, 1S83, d. May 14, 1891. 

400. ISRAEL JAMES, 8 (Abner Thomas,' Daniel,« 

Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ William,^ William, i) b. Feb. 
14, 1823, m. April 29, i860, Mary Elizabeth Gorham. 
He resides at Buffalo, N Y. 


40 I . ANCEL COLE,8 (Abner Thomas,' Daniel,^ Eben- 
ezer,^ William,^ William,^ William,^ WilHam,i) b. at Frank- 
lin, Vt. June 29, 1827, m. Nov. 18, 1856, at Buffalo, N. Y. 
Fannie Maria Husbands. He was manager of the Western 
Union Telegraph Company's office at Rochester, N. Y. from 
the organization of the company until 1882, when he retired 
from the business ; he still resides in Rochester. 

CHILDREN, born at Rochester, n. y. 

I. CARRIE FRANCES,^ b. Nov. 18, 1857, m. May 2, 1878, William 

Parker Fowler, M. D. 

II. EDWARD HUSBANDS,^ b. March i, d. March 4, 1861. 

in. MARY LOUISE,^ b. Dec. 23, 1862, m. Nov. 18, 1882, George 
May Elwood, at Rochester, N. Y. 

George May Elwood is a gentleman who does not find an ac- 
tive business life incompatible with the gratification of his literary 
and scientific tastes. In the private life of his charming home, 
he spends most of his leisure in his library, engaged in hard 
study, his predilections being for science and history. He was 
one of the early members of the Academy of Sciences, and, as 
the result of some of his scientific work, was made, some years 
since, a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society of Great 
Britain, and this year was chosen as the President of the 
Rochester Historical Society. He is an enthusiastic collector of 
rare and curious books illustrative of the early history of the art 
of printing, prints, manuscripts and book plates, being a member 
of the Ex-Libris societies of Washington, London, Paris, and 
Berlin, and a contributor to their journals. He has also been a 
member for many years of the Lotos Club of New York City, as 
well as a member of the Genesee Valley Club of Rochester and 
the Citizens' Club of Syracuse. In business life, Mr. Elwood has 
been always identified with banking and insurance interests. 
Born in Rochester August 11, 1844, he was educated there and 
at Chicago, where he lived for five years, and prepared to enter 
Harvard ; but, on the death of his father, in 1859, ^e returned to 
Rochester and took a position in the Traders' Bank. He became 
a member of a banking and insurance firm in 1869, from which 
he retired some years later to become the General Agent and 
Adjuster for the Guardian Assurance Company of London. 
Prior to the retirement of that company from the United States, 
Mr. Elwood received a similar appointment from the Hanover 
Fire Insurance Company of New York City, which position he 


has held for many years, continuing to reside in Rochester. Mr. 
Elwood has an interesting pedigree. He is descended on his 
paternal side from a family of English pioneers, who bought 
lands and were among the earliest settlers of the Mohawk Valley, 
his great grandfather, with two brothers, having taken part in 
the bloody battle of Oriskany ; and also from the Bushnells and 
Fitches of Connecticut. On his maternal side he is descended 
from Captain John May, who commanded the ship James, and 
settled in Boston in the early days of the Old Colony — 1640. 
He is also descended from Christopher Wadsworth and James 
Lindall, who were members of Capt. Miles Standish's Ply- 
mouth Company as well as from Capt. Samuel Wadsworth, who 
commanded and was killed at the famous Sudbury fight in April, 
1676, and also from the Allises. Waites, Dickinsons, Stebbins, 
and Sheldons, names familiar in the Colonial history of Mas- 
sachusetts. Mr. Elwood is the Local Secretary of the Society 
OF Colonial Wars and a member of the Colonial Order. In 
18S2 he married Mary Louise Cheney, who is also descended from 
old Puritan and Pilgrim New England stock, a direct descendant 
from Governor Bradford, John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, the 
Cheneys, Holbrooks, Peabodys, Buckinghams, and allied families, 
and who is a member of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, Colonial Dames and Mayflower Society, 
as well as being the organizer and President of one of the first 
Chapters of the Children of the American Revolution. 

531. IV. GEORGE HUSBANDS,^ b. Jan. 6, 1870. 

402. ALMON WATSON,8 (Abner Thomas," Daniel,^ 
Ebenezer,^ William,^ William,^ William,^ William, i) b. Aug. 
6, 1830, married . 





403. HARLOW MILES,'' (John Ilolbrook," Daniel,^ 
Ebenezeiv^ William,* WilHam,^ William,^ William, i) b. Jan 5, 
1831, at St. Armond, P. Q^ m. Sept. 16, 1855, Mary Kimp- 
ton ; she d. April 7, 1867. 

He d July 4, 1S70. 



I. EDSON 0RVILLE,9 b. at St. Albans, Vt. Nov. 2, 1858, d. at 

Cady's Falls, Vt. Aug. 7, 1894. 
II. FLORA L0DUSKY,9 b. March 27, 1862. 
III. EMMA MARIA,9 b. Oct. 19, 1863, m. Fraiik Packard. Chil- 
dren: (i) Edith Faustine Packard, (2) Florence Marian Pack- 
ard. Res. Montecito, Cal. 

404. ALBERT ADDISON,8 (John Holbrook,^ Damel,« 
Ebenezer,° William,^ William,^ William,^ William, i) b. at 
Franklin, Vt. May i, 1841, m. I'S July 20, 1868, Alzina 
Russell; she d. Jan. 7, 1876. He m. 2'^ Mrs. Cypressa 
Sampson. He resided at Westfield, Vt. until the death of 
his first wife. Removed to Kansas. 


533. I. MORTON STEBBINS,9 b. May 14, 1871. 

II. BLANCHE FAUSTINE,9 b. March 13, 1873, m- Sept. 16, 
1 896, Herbert Miner. 

407. LOREN FRANCIS,^ (Luke,^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ 
William,* William,^ William,^ William,^). 



409. CLARENCE HOWARD,^ (Russell Powell,^ 
Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ William,^ Wil- 


410. JOHN MATTHEW,^ (John,^ Mark,^ Ebenezer,^ 
William,* William,^ William,^ William, i) b. in Templeton 
June 23, 1838, m. in Worcester March 13, 1866, Mary Jane 
Goodnow, b. in Worcester in 1838. 

He is a machinist. Resides in Moline, 111. 

411. FREDERIC HENRY,8 (Amos Leander,^ 
Mark,6 Ebenezer,^ William,* William,^ William,2 William,i) 


b. in Athol Dec. lo, 1843, m. in 1876 Anna L. Knapp, b. 
in Westtield. 

He is a Cotton manufacturer in Athol. 

HEXRY FISH,^ b. Nov. 4, 1877; was accidentally drowned 
at Athol Aug. 21, 1S84. 

414. WALTER LEE,« (Ebenezer,- Mark,^ Ebenezer,^ 

William,* William,^ William,^ William, i) b. in Greenfield, 
Oct. 7, 1854, """• O*^^- ^5' ^^79' Elizabeth Adams, dau. of 
Edward Payson and Josephine (Stickney) Whitney, of 
Hartford, Conn., b. April 16, 1856. He is secretary of The 
Machine Tool Co. of Meriden, Conn. 


I. ROWENA,3 b. July 8, 1887. 

n. AMOS ED\VARD,9 1 , ^ ^ ^ o 

lb. Feb. 16, 1892. 


IV. HELEN CAR0LINE,9b. Sept. 11, 1895. 

420. CHARLES,^ (Silas,- John,^ William,^ William,* 
William, 3 William^ William, i) b. in Milford, May 6, 1833, 
m. April 12, 1857, Joanna Bowers, of Franklin. 

535. I. CHARLES ALT0N,9 b. June 19, 1859. 

II. IDA M.,» b. March 15, 1865, m. in Boston June 16, 1885, 

Eihvard M. Dupee, son of John E. and Louisa A. Dupee of 

42 I . LYMAN,8 (Silas," John,^ Winiam,^ William,'^ Wil- 
liam,3 William,^ William,i) b. in Milford Sept. i, 1835, m. 
March 17, 1856, Mary Connor. 

I. NORA," b. 1856. II. BESSIE,^ b. 1875. 

440. ALMOND F.,^ (Chandler,- John,^ William,^ Wil- 
liam,4 William,-"^ William,2 William,^) b. Nov. 22, 1846, m. 
June 23, 1866, Martha J. Burns. 

HARRY B.,9b. Dec. 11, 1871. 


44!, LEANDER JOHN,^ (Warren,- John,^ William,^ 
William,^ William,^ William,^ William,^) b. May 22, 1847, m. 
Nov. 23, 1867, Mary E. Waite, of Worcester, b. in 1845. 
He resided at Milford : d. May 22, 1S94. 

I. SARAH N.,9 b. Feb. 13, 1872. 
II. WILLIAM W.,9 b. Jan. 11, 1878. 
ni. HERBERT L.,^ b. June 24, 1S79. 

445. ALLISTON G.,^ (Samuel,' John,^ William,^ Wil- 
liam,^ William,3 William,2 William,i) b. in Milford in i860, 
m. in Boston Feb. 28, 1886, Catharine A., dau. of William 
and Mary O'Brien, b. in Boston in 1866. 

450. FREDERICK N.\ (Edward Peter,' Peter,^ Levi,^ 
William,^ William,^ William,^ William, i) b. in Boston in 
the year 1836, m. Dec. 7, 1876, Sarah L., dau. of Cyrus 
and Rebecca Carpenter. 

He is a grain commission merchant in Boston, resides at 

FREDERICK GODDARD, b. April 23, 1884. 

455. CHARLES EDWARD,^ (Nathaniel,' Peter,^ Levi^, 
William,"^ William, ^ William, ^ William, i) b. at Greenpoint, 
N. Y. March 20, 1854, ^'^- J^^- 2-» ^^79 (^^ *^^ same day 
as his sister Clara Jane) Lillian A., dau. of D''. J..B. and 
Cornelia (Moody) Walker. Mrs. Walker is a sister of the 
noble evangelist Dwight L. Moody. Mr. Cheney is the 
manager of the Registry Bureau of Architectural Iron 
Workers, at 35 East 20*^ st. New York city, pushing on the 
same interests in which his father accomplished so much. 
He resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

BESSIE WALKER,9 b. Oct. 31, 1879. 

460. LEMUEL WARREN,^ (William Fitch,' Ephraim 
Warren,^ Nathan,^ Joseph,* Josiah, 3 Joseph,^ William, 1) b. in 


Canandaigua, N. Y. Sept. 3, 1858, m. April 29, 1883, 
Lucretia May, dau. of Solomon White and Ann (Arnold) 
Shepard. He has been one of the editors of the Overland 
^Monthly, manager of the Pacilic Coast Bureau of Education, 
in San Francisco, Cal. ; is now a dealer in real estate at 
Berkeley, Cal. ; usually writes his name " Warren Cheney." 
He went to California with his parents in 1869. Was 
graduated from the University of California, as Ph. B., in 
1878, and from the Hastings Law School LL. B., in 1881. 
His work has been for the most part on newspapers and 
magazines. In 1883 he went to the Balkan Peninsula for 
the San Francisco Chronicle as correspondent. For a time 
he edited the Mining and Scientific Press. Before going 
abroad he owned and edited " The Calif ornian " (the monthly 
magazine), which was merged in the present "Overland 
Monthly." For some years past, having been unable to use 
his eyes steadily, on account of weakness, has given up 
literary work for the real estate business, which keeps him 
out-of-doors. In 1893 he went to Chicago for the State of 
California, and set up the State Educational Exhibits in the 
California and Manufacturers' Buildings ; was in charge of 
the exhibits for a time. 

I. CHARLES HENRY,9 b. Feb. 11, 1884. 
II. SHELDON WARREN,9 b. June 29, 18S6. 
ni. MARSHALL CHIPMAN.s b. May 31, 1888. 
IV. JOHN ARN0LD,8 b. June 4, 1890. 

461. I>r- WILLIAM FITCH,^ (D'. WilHam Fitch,^ 
D'. Ephraim Warren,*^ Nathan,^ Joseph,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ 
William,^) b. in Chico, California. He married July 7, 1892, 
Mary St. Clair Garnet. 

Is a practising physician in San Francisco, and an in- 
structor in the Cooper Medical College. 

WILLIAM FITCH," b. Sept. 4, 1894. 




Ninth Generation. 

470. WILLI AM, 9 (William,8 William,' Thomas,^ 
Thomas,^ William,^ William,^ Thomas,^ William,^) b. in New 
York city, July 20, 1869, m. May 31, 1893, Ida Gertrude 
Beavan, b. July 22, 1873. 

He is connected with the principal office of the New York 
Life Insurance Company. 

474. A. MORELLE,9(Abel,8 Calvin,^ Jonathan,^ Daniel,^ 
Abiel,^ William, 3 Thomas,^ WilHam,!) b. Aug. 7, 1857, m. 
i^\ Jan. 30, 1884, Minnie E. Tracy. She d. March 7, 1886, 
and he m. 2^, Jan. 28, 1892, E. Maud Tracy. 
He resides at Jamestown, N. Y. 


I. MARY ALLENE,io b. Feb. 2, 1893. 
n. LUCILLE MAY/" b. May 22, 1896. 

476. HENRY D.,9 (Daniel Parkhurst,^ Daniel,^ Jon- 
athan,^ Daniel,^ Abiel,* William,^ Thomas, ^ William,^) b. in 
Aurora, 111. July 12, 1870, m. Fanny V., dau. of Robert 
and Helen (Rust) Safford. He resides in Chicago, 111. Is 
a lawyer, in the firm of Cheney and Evans. 

479. THOMAS HERBERT,^ (Samuel Fletcher,^ Elias 
Eaton,''' Ebenezer,^ William,^ Joseph,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 
William,^) b. April 10, 1869, m. June 30, 1893, Lillian Byers. 

Resides at Amherst, Neb. 


MILDRED,io b. June 25, 1894. 

480. CHARLES EMERSON,^ (Jonathan Emerson,^ 
Elias Eaton, ^ Ebenezer,*' William,^ Joseph,* Benjamin,^ 
Thomas, 2 William,^) b. in Philadelphia, Pa. July 25, 1865, 
m. 1887, Anna Cannon Wood. He resides in Philadelphia. 

HENRIETTA WOOD," b. May 20, 1888. 


486. FRANK REED,9 (George Austin,^ Nathaniel/ 
Nathaniel,*^ Wales,^ William,* William,^ William,^ William,i) 
b. at Palatine Bridge, N. Y. March 19, 1858, m. Bertha 
Carman, of Wilmette, 111. 

NATHANIEL CHARLES/" b. Aug. 18, 1890. 

490. CHARLES WILLIE,9 (Charies Warren,^ Samuel 
French," Nathan,*^ Wales,^ William,* Winiam,^ William^ 
William, 1) b. in Boston, Nov. 7, 1857; m. June 13, 1887, 
Flora Adele, dau. of John J. and Georgiana Hutchinson, of 
Cambridge, b. in Shelburne, N. S. March 16, 1866. 

He resides in Brookline. Is the superintendent of the 
Mellin's Food Establishment in Boston. 

I. HAROLD WARREN,io b. June 7, 1889. 
n. RUTH GEORGIANA,io b. April 17, 1892. 

500. WILLIAM WALLACE,^ (James Monroe,^ Na- 
than,*^ Wales,5 William,* William,^ William,^ William,i) b. 
in Athol March 11, 1849, m. Nov. 21, 1876, Sadie S., dau. 
of Almond and Sarah S. Streeter of Renssalaer Falls, N. Y., 
b. in 1849. Resides in Athol. 

510. LEWIS [LOUIS R.],^ (Dexter,^ Ebenezer,^ 
Artemas,^ Caleb,^ William,* William,^ William,^ William, i) 
b. in Royalston, m. in Athol, June 19, 1864, Mary A. E. 
dau. of Henry and Gratia Brooks, b. in Royalston. His 
residence at that time was Pomfret, Ct. 
He afterward resided at Athol. 

540. HENRY DEXTER," b. April 25, 1870. 

5 I 2. WILLARD,9 (Willard,^ Ebenezer,' Artemas,^ Ca- 
leb,^ William,* William,^ William,^ William, i) b. Dec." 5, 
1839, m. in Shrewsbury, May 17, 1866, Nancy Maria, dau. 
of Adam H. and Mehitabel (Smith) Carey, b. in S. Sept. 
8, 1842. He is a real estate man in Worcester. 


5 I 5. JAMES WILSON,9 (Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ Arte- 
mas,6 Caleb,5 William/ William,^ William,^ William,i) b. in 
Royalston, Worcester Co. Mass. Aug. 20th, 1841, m. May 
27, 1868, Armilla Armanda, daughter of Linus S. and Re- 
bekah J. (Jaegger) Perkins. 

Moved to the state of Maine with his parents about 1850, 
thence to the state of Illinois in 1855, attended the public 
Schools at Shelbyville and Vandalia, Illinois and Commercial 
College at Chicago, Illinois in 1858, and heard Abraham 
Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas make their celebrated 
speeches of that year. 

In i860 entered Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio ; enlisted 
in the first Company of students, in Co. " C ". 7th Ohio In- 
fantry, in April, 1861. 

Was mustered out of service Mar. 22nd, 1865, having 
served four years lacking a few days, when he returned and 
went into business of selling general merchandise at Shelby- 
ville, Illinois. Moved north on account of his wife's health 
and lived in Toledo O. nearly a year; from thence moved 
to Detroit, Mich, in 1870 and has lived there ever since. Is 
now engaged in manufacturing tool-handles and other spec- 

I. EDWIN HENRY," b. June 13, 1869; an Electrical Engineer, 
n. LUELLA EMORY,io (adopted) b. Apr. 11, 1871. 

5 I 7. LEONARD WARREN,9 (Leonard,^ Artemas,^ 
Artemas,^ Caleb,^ WiUiam,* William,^ William,^ William,i) 
b. in Worcester, 1847, m. Jan. i, 1876, Mary Elizabeth 
Rockwood, b. in 1859. He resides in Worcester. 


I. LILLIAN MAY,io b. Oct. 26, 1876; m. Oct. 26, 1894, Arthur 

W. Mulchahey. 
n. WALTER LEONARD," b. April 3, 1879. 
m. ARTHUR WARREN," b. Sept. 26, 1880. 
IV. CLARENCE G.," b. Aug. 23, 1882. 
v. ELMER ROCKWOOD," b. July 5, 1889. 


519. CHARLES FRANCIS,^ (Ethan Rockwood,^ 
Artemas,' Artemas,^ Caleb, ^ William,^ William,^ William, ^ 
William, 1) b. in Worcester June 6, 1853, m. Oct. 31, 1877, 
Lizzie, dau. of Henry Hodson, b. in Charle«town April 3, 

He is general manager of the Boston business of the Hallo- 
well Granite Co., with office at No. 53 State St., Boston; he 
resides in Newtonville. 


I. EDITH b. Nov. i, 1878. 
n. JENNIE b. Dec. 16, 1880. 
m. HENRY HOWARD,i« b. July 12, 1882. 

525. LUKE HENRY,9 (Matthew Benjamin,^ Seth,' 
Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ William,^ William,^ William,^ Wil- 
liam, i) b. in Randolph, N. Y. June 27, 1864, m. Nov. 
14, 1894, Clara M., dau. of William and Jennie (Brad- 
bury) Vance of Laurens, la. Moved to the vicinity of 
Lincoln, Neb. with his parents in 1870, where he spent his 
boyhood on a farm. Graduated from the Univ. of Nebraska 
in 1887, having taken special training in the Military De- 
partment. Was commissioned lieutenant in 1885 and cap- 
tain in 1887 of Neb. guards. Grad. from the Law School 
of Univ. of Mich, in 1889, and was admitted to the bar. 
Practises law in Stockville, Neb. ; is a member of the Con- 
gregational church. 

CHILD. b. Sept. 8, 1895. 

531. GEORGE HUSBANDS,^ (Ancel Cole,8 Abner 
Thomas," Daniel, •"• Ebenezer,*^ William,^ William, ^ William, ^ 
William,^) b. at Rochester, N. Y. Jan. 6, 1870, m. March 
20, 1890, Leonora Doud. 


533, MORTON STEBBINS,9 (Albert Addison,^ John 
Holbrook,'^ Daniel,^ Ebenezer,^ William/ William,^ William,^ 
William/) b. at Westfield, Vt. May 14, 187 1, m. Oct. 29, 
1892, Jennie Sherman. 

He resides in Cady's Falls, Vt. 

VERA GENE,io b. Aug. 21, 1895. 

535. CHARLES ALTON/ (Charles/ Silas/ John/ 
William/ William/ William/ WilHam/ William/) b. in 
Milford June 19, 1859, "^- ^^- Boston Dec. 25, 1886, Kate 
A. dau. of Michael and Hannah Sheehan. 


Tenth Generation. 

540. HENRY DEXTER/o (Lewis/ Dexter/ Ebenezer/ 
Artemas/ Caleb/ William/ William/ William/ William/) 
b. in Athol, April 25, 1870, m. Sept. 20, 1890 Henrietta E., 
dau. of Edward J. and Emma Atwood of Hinsdale, N. H. 
b. in 1870. 

GRATIA MIRANDA," b. Dec. 3, 1891. 

6. John. 3 

7. Joseph.3 

8. James. 3 . 

9. Peter. 3 

' 12. Daniel.* . 
13. John.* . . 

' 5. Daniel.3 . - 

10. John. 3 

I, II. Eldad.3. 

30. Joseph.5 . 

31. Daniel.' 

32. Reuben.s 

33. Daniel.5 . 

34. Daniel.5 

14. Thomas.4. . -| 35- Duston.s 

36. Thomas. s 

37. John. 5 

38. James. 5 

39. John.S 

40. Isaac.5 . . 

L 15. Nathaniel.* 
16. John.* 

17. Timothy.* . ' 

William. * 

James.*. . 
Nathaniel. < 

James.*. . 

25. Nicholas.* 

. 26. Benjamin.* , 

27. Edmund.* 

28. John.* 

29. Ichabod.* . 

41. Nathaniel.5 

42. John.S 

' 43. Ephraim.S . 
44. Timothy. 5 . 

^ 45. Edward.S 

Moses.* . . -^ 

f 46. John. 5 

L 47. Moses.5 . 

( 48. Daniel. s 

( 49. William.s 

50. Elisha.5 . 


51. Ebenezer.5 

52. James. s 

53. John.S 

54. Joseph.S . . 

55. Asa.s 

56. Joseph.S 

57. Cyrus.s . . 

58. Hezekiah.s 

59. James.s . . 

60. Benjamin.'' . . 

' 61. Benjamin.S . . 

62. Abiel.s 

63. Timothy.S . . . 
*> 64. Silas. s 

' 65. Moses. s .... 

66. Nathaniel. s 

67. Edmund. S 

68. Petcr.s. . , 

^ 69. John.S . . 
' 70. Tristram. 5 

71. John.S 

72. Elias.s 

73- Kalph.S 

74. Nathaniel Carter.s 

75. John.S 

76. Eliphalet.6 

77. Joseph.* 

78. Benjamin.6 

79. James.* 

80. John. 6 

81. Samuel.* 
84. Moses.* 

86. John.* 

87. David.* 

88. Nathaniel.* 
8g. Joseph.* 

90. Enoch.* 

91. Jonathan Dustin.* 

92. Daniel.* 

93. Thomas.* 

94. Eliphalet.* 

97. Duston.* 

98. Giles.* 

99. Peter.* 

103. Isaac* 

104. Enoch.* 

105. David.* 

106. Daniel.* 

107. Moses.* 

108. Israel Ela.* 

109. Ephraim.* 
no. John.* 

111. Timothy.* 

112. Eliakim.* 

115. Hiram.* 

116. Prentiss Dana.* 

117. Samuel.* 

118. Edward.* 

119. Elijah.* 

120. John.* 

121. Luther.* 

122. Isaac* 

124. Luther.* 

125. Moses.* 

126. Samuel.* 

127. John.* 

128. Edward Thurber.* 

130. Joseph.* 

131. Elisha.* 
134. Stephen.* 

136. Jonathan Homer.* 

137. Royal.* 

138. Rufus Ellis.* 

142. Martin.* 

145. Cyrus.* 

146. John Milton.* 

147. Lorenzo.* 
149. Cyrus.* 

151. Benjamin.* 

152. Abel.* 

153. Samuel.* 

155. Elisha.* 

156. Russell.* 
159. Abiel.* 
161. Daniel.* 

164. Timothy.* 

165. George.* 

166. Calvin.* 

167. Silas Ely.* 
16S. Elias.* 
i6g. Moses.* 

170. Jonathan.* 

171. Richard.* 

172. Nathaniel.* 

173. Tliomas.* 

174. Samuel.* 

175. James.*" 

176. Jacob* 

177. John.* 

178. William.* 

179. Elias.* 

180. Jesse.* 

181. Elias.* 

182. John.* 

183. Ralph.* 

184. Joseph.* 
186. William P.* 
189. Thomas.* 

I- z 

Part II. 
John of Newbury and His Descendants. 

JOHN CHENEY, the head of the Newbury line, is intro- 
duced to us by no less a 'person than the noble man who 
earned the title "Apostle to the Indians" — Rev. John Eliot. 
The first parish of Mr. Eliot was Roxbury ; and in his record 
of the church he gives the following very interesting minute 
respecting a couple who were associated with him in fellow- 
ship for a short time. 

"John Cheny he came into the Land in they ear e 16^^. he brought 
4 children^ Mary-, Martha, John, Daniel. Sarah his 5' child was 
home in the last month of the same year 16^^, cald February, he 
removed from 0" church to Newbery the end of the next siter 16^6. 
Martha Cheny the wife of John Cheny." 

There is no record of John Cheny's buying property or 
having land assigned to him in Roxbury. A natural question 
rises, where did he live during that year ? One explanation 
has occurred to every mind acquainted with the names of the 
early citizens of Roxbury, and that is this : he may have had 
a temporary home with that pioneer who bore the same sur- 
name, William Cheney. This theory may be turned either 
way. //"John and William were near relatives, — father and 
son or brothers, — the Roxbury man would gladly share all 
his " housings and lands " with the other; or, if the one was 
lodged in the other's home, we may infer that they were closely 
related. Theories are easy to handle ; but they are of little 
historic weight. The name John is repeated in both families 
down to the present day ; the name, William, was of rare oc- 
currence in the line of John for several generations. 


The plantation of Newbury was in its infancy when John 
and Martha Cheney entered into it. x\n excellent group of 
people were at the fore, moulding its social and ecclesiasti- 
cal shape after the most approved methods of the (then) 
nezv 2vav. Regulations and agreements, conveniences and 
schemes, worship and study, business, morals and religion, 
— they gave to all the best dictates of " estabhshed " English 
thought, quickened and improved by those fresh Bible studies 
and free Christian practices which characterized the Puritan 
movement. Newbury had certain erratic and dissonant ele- 
ments, which engraved some unworthy Hues on its record ; 
but it was, on the whole, a very upright, manly set of peo- 
ple who wrought and fellowshipped there. And this Cheney 
family took good rank from the first in that community of 
intelligent, earnest people. They intermarried with the 
leading households, and were respected and beloved at large. 
As Rev. John Eliot shows, they were members of the Rox- 
bury church and were received at once to the communion of 
the Newbury church on arriving there ; and their children 
joined in the same fellowship in due time. Mr. Cheney took 
no part in the conflicts of citizens about local organization, 
and his name does not appear on either of the partisan and 
factious petitions. 

He was very industrious in attention to his own affairs, so 
that he failed to show his face among the citizens at the 
annual town meeting April 21, 1638 ; a hasty judgment con- 
demned him with other absentees and voted that he should 
pay a fine of two shillings and sixpence, which the constable 
was ordered to collect before the next Tuesday night ! But 
the record states later that his fine was " remitted on account 
of his having a sufficient excuse " ! 

His allotments of land were large. He had a good stand 
in the "old town" and on shore and stream elsewhe-re. 
June 19, 1638, he had 3 acres of meadow at the westerly end 
of the great swamp behind the great hill; Aug. 25, 6 acres 
of salt " marish." " A parcel of marsh with little islands of 
upland in it", about 20 acres in all, "Little River on the 


northwest ; formerly part of the calf common ", was assigned 
to him July 5, 1639. ^ot No. 50 in the " New Towne ", 
" on the ffield street" was granted him Jan. 10, 1643. He 
was a member of the Grand Jury April 27, 1648. 

John Cheney, senior, we learn from the historian, Coffin, 
took great interest in Governor Winthrop's campaign for the 
governorship against Sir Harry Vane, as the close of the 
latter's term drew near. So Mr. Cheney, with nine others, 
made the journey of forty miles from Newbury to Cambridge 
on foot to take the " freeman's oath" and qualify themselves 
to vote in the election which was soon to take place. They 
were admitted freemen May 17, 1637. It was by such 
prompt movements that Winthrop was elected and the con- 
servative party triumphed. 

The following extract from the town records gives us some 
data for a plan of the new town of Newbury. 

"January nth, 1643-4. Itt is hereby ordered and determined by 
the orderers of the towne affaires that the plan of the new towne is and 
shall be laid out by the lott layers as the house lotts were determined by 
their choice, beginning from the farthermost house lott in the South streete 
thence running through the Pine swampe, thence up the High streete number- 
ing the lotts in the East streete to John Bartlett's lott, the twenty-ninth, 
then through the west side of the High streete to Mr, Lowell's, the twenty- 
eighth, and so to the end of that streete, then the Field streete to 

Mr. Woodman's, the forty-first, thence to the end of that streete to John 
Cheney's, the fiftieth, then turning to the first cross streete to John Emery's, 
the fifty-first, thence coming up from the river side on the east side of 
the same streete to the other streete, the west side to Daniel Pierce's, 
the fifty-seventh, and so to the river side the side the streete to Mr. Clarke 
and others to Francis Plumer, the sixty-sixth, as hereinunder by names and 
figures appeare." 

John Cheney was elected to the board of selectmen 
more than once. The following document, on file at Salem, 
would naturally lead us to think he had been on the board 
before 1652, or at the time when Mr. Kent gave up his lot; 
the paper is wholly in his hand, except the clerk's note. 


" Ther being Certain loots Resigned unto the townes hand by way of 
Exchang for lands elsewhear. amongst the which Richard Kent's lot lo 
acres in contente was one, the which lot Richard Kent resigned, on the 
same Condicions the latter end of the order specifies to my best knowledg 
this I Testifie 

by me 


Sworne in the court at Ipswich 
the 28*11 of (7) 1652. 
Robert Lord 


Mr. Cheney was a member of a committee to "lay out the 
way to the neck and through the neck to the marshes on the 
east side of the old Towne" Nov. 29, 1654. The town records 
show that he was one of the selectmen in 1661 and in 1664. 

In March, 1657, some charges were brought in the Ips- 
wich Court against a very worthy citizen of Newbury ; and 

C. ^C y sgned his name, with nineteen others, 

^jhA?^ CjCe^^^y 

to a petition, addressed to the Court, protesting that, having 
had long acquaintance with the accused, they felt certain he 
was innocent. 

A number of residents of Dover, Newbury, etc. petitioned 
the General Court of Massachusetts Bay for a grant of land 
at Pennacook (now Concord, N. H.) which was granted 

May 18, 1659. " y*-^'^^'^^ -t:y-:^i9-t/»t'i£rf^''isoneof the names, 

which differs from the accredited autographs of John 
Cheney, Senior. It may have been put down on verbal per- 
mission by some misspelling friend, ox forged; or the good 
man may, possibly, liave varied his own spelling. Nothing 
was done about a settlement at Concord until after our man 
had gone to " a better country." He d. July 28, 1666; and 
left, in his clear chirography. 



J jp/frt Cker*^ s^^co . 

of Newbery in the 

Countye of Essex in New England : being weake in body : but hav- 
ing perfect knowledg and understanding doe ordaine and apoynt 
this present Act and writing be my last will and Testament as fol- 
loweth ^ D . /7 

ffirst I doe give unto ^^y @> orv f%yccyf.i^x, : my now 

dwelling house and Barne with al the Come land pastur and med- 
dowes with al the profits and priveleges thearto belonging : it being 
all in one Inclosure to it selfe : it lying and being in the old Towne 
of Newbery. 

Also I doe give the said Daniel my Carte and plough and harrow 
with all the rest of my husbandry tooles : save what I dispose of 

Next : I doe give unto 

libertie of dwelling in the house her life time and I doe enjoyne my 
Son Daniel aforesayd to maintaine her comfortably with meat and 
drink linen and wollen and other necessaries as her adg shall requier 
during the time of her natiirall life. But if the sayd Martha my 
wife shall chuse rather to live elsewhere : I doe give unto the sayd 
Martha Ten pound by the year to be paied out of my living in good 
marchantahle Wheat barley and Indian in equal propertions or the 
thirds of my land which she pleas also I doe give the sayd Martha my 
wife all her wearing apparel linnen and wollen : also I doe leave 
unto the said Marthas disposing all my household goods save what 
I doe by will dispose of. 

I doe also give unto Martha my wife my Mare with her furniture. 
Al the which premises I doe give unto the sayd Martha my wife. 

Next unto my Son John Cheney I doe give one 2 acker lott some- 
times Anthony Shorts lying in the south field in Newbery old towne 
and a lott of salt marsh ^ ackers mor or less lying on the neck on the 
South side of Newbery River, also I do give the sayd John a tract 
of land 24 Ackers be it more or less lying in Satdsbury new towne 
bounds at the plane caled Cimbro^ next to Haverel bounds butting 


on Salsbury river att one end : and the other end butting on 
haverel hie way. 

Also I doe give unto my Son John : my wearing Apparel : namely 
one Coate one cloke one cloth suit : one serg suit : one lether suit 
two shirts two paiers of stokins and my hoes and my best Matt. 
also my machlock musket : and the shortest Croscutt sawe. also I 
doe give him one j year old haifer caled brendle : onely I doe Re- 
sarve the Crop on the lott called Shorts lott to the use of my exec- 
utors. And after the decease of Martha my wife I doe give unto 
my son John : Thirty pounde to be payd out of my living in thre 
years next ensuing Ten pound a year the one half in good mar chant - 
able barley and Indian the other halfe in Cat t el under eight year old : 
Also I do give unto the said John after my wifes decease the great 
brass hettel and one new pewter dish marked with I C : and one 
white bed Rugg. Also I doe give unto the sayd John : six boshels 
of Apples out of the Orchard yearly for Seven year after my decease. 

Next I doe give unto my son Nathaniel Cheney my four oxen with 
their yoaks and chaine also I doe give unto him Two Cowes with 
thier Calves the one Caled old Line : the other Called Pie and one 
thre year old hayfer with the Calfe and a yearling Colte also I doe 
give unto the sayd Nathaniel one yearling hayfer caled Kurle also I 
doe give unto him his Amies compleat. and one broad howe and 
one Axe and his Sithe and sickle. 

Also I doe give unto him one half headed hedsted with the bed and 
one bolster and one pillow and one paier of shetes and a Cotton 
yellow Rug : and I doe give unto Nathaniel the great yarn pott and 
the lesser posnit : and after my wives deceas I doe give unto the sayd 
Nathaniel Twentye pounds to be payed one halfe in marchantable 
Come halfe barley and the other halfe in wheat and Indian in equal 
propertions out of my living within two year after my wives de- 
cease : also I doe give unto Nathaniel the best Chest and my Bible, 
and one pewter platter after my wives deceas and I doe give unto the 
sayd Nathaniel six boshels of A pies a year for y years. 

Next I doe give unto my daughter Elizabeth thre Cowes one called 
spark with her calfe : the other is whitifaced. the third is called 
Col : also I doe give her the two yearling hayfers. 

Also I doe give unto EUiabeth abovesaid fiveten pounds out of my 
living to be payed withing two yeares after my decease the one halfe 
in marchantable Come wheat barley and Indian in equal propertions 
the other halfe in Cat t el under eight year old. 


Next I doe give unto my Son Peter Cheney as an Adicion to what 
he hath had : Ten Pounds which he hath alredy in hand: and five 
pound mor within 5 year after my wifes decease out of my living. 
Also I doe give unto the sayd Peter six boshels of Aples out of the 
Orchyard yearly : for seven years after my decease. 

Next I doe give unto Joseph Plumer five poundes : to be payed out 
of my living within two years after my wifes deceas. 

Also I doe give unto John Kenrick a Rill of four poundes which he 
owethe me. and I doe give him A Cow which he hath alredy in hand. 

Also I do give unto Richard Smith five poundes to be payed within 
two years after my wifes decease by my executo''. 

Also I doe give unto William Lawes three daughters namly Rebeca : 
Mary: and Priscilla: forty shillings a piece: to be payed unto them : 
and either of them as they Come to the age of eighteen y ear es : by my 

And as Concarning my Grandchild Ahiel Sadler, his father de- 
ceasing, befor he was borne I was by : the honnord Hampton Coarte. 
Intrusted to take Care of him as Gardian And the Honnored Coart 
Ordered him to have Ten poundes out of his ffathers esstatt: at the 
adge of one and twentyefor p formance whearof I stand engaged : 
And I doe also ad unto the same five poundes to be payed : the whol 
fivten pound unto the sayd Abiel at the adge of one and twentie by 
my Executor. Also I doe give unto the sayde Abiel Sadler My lastes 
and Toles belonging to my Trade, thear is also a great bosed bible 
and a pewter bason apertayning to him of his fathers which I enioyne 
my Executor to deliver to him when he cometh to adge. 

Lastly I doe give unto my Grandchild Hanna Burkebe. thre 
poundes to be payed when she cometh to eight en years of age by my 

And I doe Ordayne and appoynt my Son Daniel Cheney to be my 
Soall and Alone Executor to this my last will and Testament in 
witnes whearof I have set to my hand and Seale : The ^th day of the 
4th Month : 1666 

Sighned and Sealed /^ ^ p c 

in the presence of ^o^/yyi (]/;^/xX, ^^^^ {Seal) 

us under written Q 

Richard Dole 
William Ilslie 


This will was prvd by the oaths of Richard Dole and William 
llsly to be the last will and testament of John Cheney that they saw 

him signe seale and publish it to be his last will and testament in 

there presence. In court held at Ipswich 25 of September 1666 as 

Robert Ford cleric. 

It is veiy important to notice that this will was written as 
well as signed by the testator. 

" The invitory of the goods and Cattell of John Cheny senior of neubury; 
now deceased August 22 1666. 

Item One house, barne and twelve agres of plowground 40 
Acres of marsh and niedow with the orchard with 

20 acres of pasture ^35° 00 00 

Itm 3 parcels of land more containg 3 acres of upland & 

marsh 40 oo oo 

Itm 17 neat Catell 60 oo 00 

Itm one mare & colt 10 00 00 

Itm S swine 05 00 00 

Itm 1 2 acres of corne upon the land & at the barne . . . 12 00 00 

Itm the wearinge clothes 12 00 co 

Itm one bed &: bolster & bilow & budsted and Rugg & a 

payr of sheets & Curtains as it stand in the parlor . 10 00 00 

Itm one trundlebed & bedsted & Rugg 02 00 00 

Itm one Chist & box 01 00 00 

Itm one Table in the parlore 00 12 00 

Itm one Chaier 00 04 00 

Itm a parcell of yarne or 10 00 

Itm a parcell of Books 01 00 00 

Itm 3 payer of sheets 03 00 00 

Itm 3 Cotton Blankets 01 10 00 

Itm 5 pilow casses 01 10 00 

Itm 3 napkins & 3 table Cloths in the little roome ... 01 00 00 

Itm one Chist & box 00 12 00 

Itm .small cubord & smale table 00 08 00 

Itm two spining wheles 00 08 00 

working tooles 42 lastes 00 10 90 

Itm 9 aule haftes with 13 aule blades 00 04 00 

Itm two payr of pinchers & 8 tackes & one punch 3 knives 
& two dressers two krissing wedges one holowing 
sticke one stoping stickc one cutting knife and pa- 

turing one Shoomakers hamer 00 01 00 


Itm in the Chamber one bed & bedsted & Rugg & pilow 

and bolster one blankett ^04 00 00 

Itm a parcell of Cotton wool 00 16 00 

Itm a parcell of Indian Corne in trash 01 00 00 

Itm in the parlor Chamber one bed & bolster & one pilow 
& one Ruge & one payr of sheetes & one bedsted & 

one blankett 04 00 00 

Itm 20 Cheese 01 00 00 

Itm one peece of bakon 01 00 00 

Itm one great Brasse Ketle 01 10 00 

Itm one litle Brasse Ketle 00 08 00 

Itm two Brasse skilits 00 08 00 

Itm one warming pane & a Bras Skimer 00 08 00 

Itm one brass Candlesticke 00 02 00 

Itm 4 puter platers 01 00 00 

Itm one baster 00 03 00 

Itm 3 porengers & one pint pot 00 06 00 

Itm half a dozen spoones 00 02 00 

Itm 2 puter Chamber potts 00 06 00 

Itm one great Iron pott 00 16 00 

Itm one leser Iron pott 00 14 00 

Itm one Iron dripinge pane 00 04 00 

Itm one skite & one friinge pane 00 06 00 

Itm one payer of andirons 00 05 00 

Itm two tramels in the chimny 00 08 00 

Itm one fire pan & tongs 00 03 00 

Itm one payer of beloows 00 03 00 

Itm one silver spoone 00 05 00 

Itm one table & form in ye kitchen 00 04 00 

Itm one hour glass 00 01 00 

Itm 3 chayers & two cushins 00 04 00 

Itm trayes & dishes & trenchers 00 06 00 

Itm 4 pailes & a churne 00 10 00 

Itm hogsheads & tubs & barels 01 10 00 

Itm one gune &; sword & bandiliers 01 10 00 

Itm one old muskett 00 05 00 

Itm earthen ware 00 04 00 

Itm two Croscut saws and one handsaw 01 00 00 

Itm one payer of cards 00 02 00 

Itm two bags 00 04 00 

Itm one vigner botle & 3 wedges & one ax 00 10 00 

Itm two broad hows 00 04 00 

Itm one Cart & wheeles 02 10 00 


Itm yoaks & chain & plow & harow ^oi oo oo 

Itm one spade one shovell oo oS oo 

Itm one Cart rope & 3 prongs 00 05 00 

Itm sithes & sickles 00 06 00 

Itm one Iron postell 00 01 00 

Itm a smoothing Iron & baskett 00 02 00 

Itm one sadle & pilion & bridle 01 06 00 

Itm a parsell of flaxe 00 10 00 

Itm 3 rakes 00 01 00 

Itm one hide att the taners 00 10 00 

Itm depts at unsertaine 10 00 00 

This Inventor}' bt in upon oath by the executor in court at Ipswich 25 
(7) 1666 

Robert Ford cleric." 


I. MARY,- b. in England, about 1627; m. Sept. 3, 1645, William 
Lawes of Rowley; Children: (i) Rebecca Lawes, b. June i, 
1655 ; (2) Mary Lawes, b. Oct. 15, 1657 ; and (3) Priscilla Lawes, 
b. Nov. 9, 1662; whom their grandfather remembered in his 
will. William Lawes was buried March 30, 1668. 

II. MARTHA,^ b. in England, about 1629; m. isi, Anthony Sadler; 
Child: Abiel Sadler, b. Nov. 2, 1650. The father died a little 
before the birth of the boy. Mr. Cheney was appointed guar- 
dian of the child Oct. 5, 1652, and remembered him in his will, 
very particularly. She m. 2nd, Thotnas Burkby^ ol Ipswich; 
Children : several who died in infancy, and Hannah Burkby, b. 
in March, 1655, mentioned in her grandfather's will. Martha 
(Cheney) Burkby was buried Jan. 24, 1658. 

2. III. JOHN,'^ b. in England, about 1631. 

3. IV. DANIEL,'- b. in England, about 1633. 

V. SARAH,2 b. in Roxbury, Mass., February, 1635-6; m. Dec. 23, 
xd^z, Joseph Fluffier, of Newbury; Children: (i) Joseph Plumer, 
b. Sept., 1654; (2) Benjamin Plumer, b. Oct. 23, 1656; (3) Sarah 
Plumer, b. May 13, 1660; (4) Francis Plumer, b. April 23, 1662; 
(5) Nathaniel Plumer, b. Jan. 31, 1665 ; (6) Jonathan Plumer, b. 
May 23, 1668. 

4. VI. PETER,2 b. Newbury, 1638. 

VII. LYDIA,- b. Newbury, 1640; m. Nov. 12, i6s7, John Ketirick, of 


HANNAH,- b. Nov. 16, 1642; m. Nov. 16, \6sg, Richard Smith, 
Jr., of Ipswich. Children: Richard Smith, Daniel Smith, Martha 
Smith, Nathaniel Smith, John Smith, Hannah Smith, Dorothy 
Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Joseph Smith. Richard Smith, the 
father, d. Sept. 24, 17 14, aged 82 ; Hannah d. May 9, 1722. 

NATHANIEL,- b. in Newbury, Jan. 12, 1644; he does not 
appear to have married. Before his death, which occurred April 
4, 1684, he made a will, in which he bequeathed one third of his 
estate (including what was yet to fall to him from his father's 
estate). He gave it to his brother Peter and his sisters, Lydia 
Kenrick and Elizabeth Cross ; but devised a few things to others. 
His great Bible, after the death of his mother, was to go to his 
sister Elizabeth, or, in the event of her death, to her son Daniel 
Smith; his "skillet" to Sarah, eldest daughter of his brother 
Daniel, or to " his cousin," her sister Hannah ; he requested his 
friends and brothers in the Lord, George Little and Cutting 
Noyes, to act as executors. In his inventory we note " a parcel 
of meadow at haverhill " appraised at ^25, which shows how he 
had been looking westward. The records of Suffield in the Con- 
necticut valley show that he had travelled much further, for he 
had lands assigned him there Dec. i, 1680. He deeded this to 
his nephew John, son of Peter, April i, 1684, just before making 
his will. His name occurs in the list of the members of the 
First Baptist church of Newbury, in 1681. George Little, one 
of those he asked to attend to his estate, was a " brother " in 
that particular church. 

ELIZABETH,- b. in Newbury Jan. 12, 1647; m. Stephen Cross, 
of Ipswich. After this marriage questions arose respecting 
property, and John Perkins gave testimony (in 1672) that he was 
present when the " widow Cheney " and Robert Cross, senior, 
made a " treaty, when Robert's son Steven was a suitor to Eliza- 
beth, daughter of the widow." Stephen Cross died and his son 
John, " a minor seventeen years of age," had guardian appointed 
Jan. 22, 1704-5. 


Second Generation. 

2« JOHN,2 (John,i) b. in EngLmd about 163 1 ; m. April 
20, 1660, Mary, dau. of Francis Plumer, of Newbury. His 
brief life was passed in his native town. He must have 


shown a good degree of courage and self-possession, as well 
as business capacity, for the town chose him as one of its 
constables in 1667, which gave him tax-collecting and the 
service of a treasurer of civil and ecclesiastical funds, in addi- 
tion to the duties of a guardian of the public peace. He fell 
from the ranks of the town's conservative forces at the early 
age of forty, dying Jan. 7, 1671. His widow afterward 
married David Bennett, of Rowley, April 29, 1692. 


I. MARY,^ b. March 29, 1661 : m. July 24, 1684, Isaac Kilbonie. 
Children: (i) Elizabeth Kilborne, b. Sept. 10, 1685; m. Joseph 
Dresser. (2) Mar)' Kilborne, b. Sept. 10, 1685. (3) Martha Kil- 
borne, b. Nov. 23, 16S7; m. Benjamin Smith. (4) Jacob Kil- 
borne. Isaac Kilborne was the son of George and Elizabeth 
Kilborne; b. Jan. 26, 1659, d. Dec. 19, 1713. The clerk who 
records his death adds that he was " dumb and deaf fr§m his 

n. A Child, b. 1662 ; d. Aug. 4, 1662. 

in. MARTHA,^ b. Sept. 11, 1663 ; m. ist, June 4, 1691, John Leigh- 
ton. He died Nov. 15, 1698, and Martha m. 2nd, June 26, 1702, 
John Rogers. 

IV, JOHN,'' b. Jan. 29, 1668. He entered the colonial service in the 
time of fierce French and Indian conflicts, and embarked on the 
expedition to Canada ; but fell a victim to small pox in Boston 
harbor, and was buried at sea off Nantasket, Aug. 2, 1690. His 
estate was divided between his sisters the following year. He 
was one of the witnesses to the will of his captain, Philip Nel- 
son, of Rowley, who spoke of himself as "going out under the 
command of Sir William Phipps against the French at Nova 
Scotia," dated April 9, 1691. Mary and Martha applied for 
administration of John's estate " because he left no brother." 

3. DANIEL,^ (John,!) \^ 1,^ England about 1633; m. in 
Newbury, Oct. 8, 1665, Sarah, dau. of John, Jr., and 
Eleanor (Emery) Bayley, b. Aug. 17, 1644, d. Oct. 26, 
17 14. He was a man of great industry and sagacity, and 
lived the life of a diligent farmer and useful citizen. He 


brought up a large family and left an honorable name. He 
and his wife were members of the church before 1675. The 
town chose him as one of its two constables in 1688. The 
Rate list mentions himself and his brother Peter and Peter's 
son Peter. Daniel had at that time, 2 houses, ten acres 
of plow land, 20 acres of meadow, 14 acres of pasture. 
Peter, senior, possessed one house, i horse, 2 acres of plow 
land, 6 acres of pasture, 2 cows and i "hogg" ; and his 
family consisted of 4 " heads". Peter, Jr., was simply en- 
rolled, being a voter, but no property is mentioned. Daniel 
Cheney had the honor of being made a "freeman of the 
colony" May 7, 1763. John Pike, who was chosen lieuten- 
ant of a company of militia in Newbury, fell under the dis- 
pleasure of the General Court for some reason ; and several 
persons in various parts of the county petitioned for his 
pardon or restoration. But the Court, indignant at such 
temerity, at its session Oct. 19, 1754, ordered every man who 
had signed the petition to give bonds in the sum of £10, to 
appear for trial at the local court, to show why they had 
ventured to petition so boldly ! Daniel Cheney, of Newbury, 
was one of three rash men, who asked for fair play for their 
officer. No crime ; and no punishment followed, of course. 
He d. Sept. 10, 1694. As four of his children were under 
age, Joshua Bayley was appointed guardian of John and 
Eleanor ; and Joseph Bayley of Joseph and James. Before 
she had become of age, however, Eleanor had married, be- 
come a widow and married a second time ! Dec. 22, 1694, 
" Sarah Cheny " writes in a clear hand her refusal to admin- 
ister upon the estate of her husband, and requests the ap- 
pointment of her son, Daniel. 

The inventory, which was taken by Tristram Coffin and 
four others, Sept. 20, 1694, appraised the dwelling house, 
barn, orchards, " plowland," pasture and meadow adjoining 
and the "freehold," at £300; the house, land and barn in 
possession of Nathaniel Bricket, at £30 ; other lands £48 ; a 
list of household effects follows, including books and napkins 
and brass kettles, etc., " English Corne," and " Indian Corne," 


a loom, cooper's tools, utensils of husbandry, &c., showing a 
prosperous estate ; bringing the total to £567, 11 shillings. 
The report of the commissioners who had been appointed 
to divide the estate is so full of items of interest, that many- 
will be glad to read it all. 

The Division of the Estate of Daniel Cheney. 

"We whose names are heerunderwritten. being chosen and appoynted by 
the children of Daniel Cheny late of Newbury deceased to make a division 
of the estate among said children, according to an Agreement bearing date 
August the first 169S and in the tenth year of his majestys Reign; and 
acknowledged by said children theyr attorny and guardians befor the 
honourable fonatJian Coriuin Judge of Probate &c on the sd. first of 
August 169S. HAVE divided and apportioned the said estate as fol- 
loweth : viz into nine equal parts i e — 

To Daniel Cheny the eldest son of the said Daniel Cheny deceased 
having made the first choyce according to the liberty given him in sd. 
agreemt. Have chosen : two ninth pts of the Housing whear the deceased 
did dwell, Also the ffreehold Lott in the upper woods, (which ye sd daniel 
cheney deceased did draw) and the rate Lott which was laid out to the sd. 
Daniel Cheny deceasd ; also the whole neck of meadow as it is bounded 
with the Mill River and John Pikes meadow, bounded with stakes and 
holes dug. Also an Island of Creek grass lying in the Mill River also two 
ninth parts of all the division or divisions of lands that shall be laid out to 
the Rights of the said daniel cheny deceased in any of the Comons or 
undivided lands of Newbury which we account & judge to be two ninth pts 
of said estate Real, And two ninths of the personall estate wch is ^iS- 
I5s-4d we leave in his hand as he was appoynted Administratr to sd 
estate, he paying to John Cheny ^3-i7s-od as mony and to Joseph Cheny 
^8-133-1 id and to James Cheny ^8-i3s-iid and to John Richards ^1-9-2 
and to the Widow ^4-i4s-8d all as mony out of the personall estate. 

To John Cheny two ninth pts of the housing wher the deceased did 
dwell Also the third lott in the plow land by the house in breadth at the 
Comon Si.\ Rods, and at the Southerly end Six Rods — twelve feete and 
a half running from a stake by the stone wall near the Comon on a streight 
line ; on the westerly side to a stake by the stonewall by the pasture, taking 
in the northwest corner of the liarne being in breadth ther about thirteen 
Rods & 2 foote taking pt. of the dwelling house. Also about ten acres of 
pasture and meadow adjoyning to his upland and is bounded wth the fence 
of the corne field northerly by his owne land and Mr. Brumfields easterly, 
and southerly by the River as it runs from Mr. Brumfields land to a wal- 
nut tree on the Hand marked and stone about it and from that Walnutt 


tree on a streight line to a forked walnutt tree standing neer the field : and 
from thence to the field on a streight line and then by the fence of the field 
as it now stands, Also one ninth pt of all the division & divisions of land 
which shall be laid out in any of the comons or undivided lands of New- 
bury which shall be laid out to any of the comon Rights that did belong to 
Daniel Cheny late of Newbury deceasd, and three pounds & 17s to be 
paid to him by the Administrater viz Daniel Cheny as mony out of the 
personall estate. 

To Joseph Choiy one ninth pt of the Housing, also the second lott in the 
plow land which is in breadth next the Comon six Rod ten foote and three 
Inches, and at the lower end Six Rod ten foote and three inches. Bounded 
northerly by ye comon, westerly by the third Lott, southerly by John Chenys 
pasture and meadow, and easterly by James Chenys plowland. Also ten 
acres of Pasture & meadow, be it more or less. Bounded easterly by John 
Chenys Pasture and meadow. By the River Southerly, by the land of John 
Richards westerly & Southerly & by the Mill River partly westerly and by 
James Chenys Pasture & meadow northerly. Also one ninth part of all 
the division or divisions of land that shall be laid out to the Rights of 
Daniel Cheny deceasd in any of the comons or undividlands of Newbury & 
8^-135-1 id to be paid as mony by the Administratr out of the personal 

To James Cheny one ninth part of all the housing, also the first Lott in 
the Plow land by the house being in breadth next the comon six Rods ten 
foote and three inches. Bounded northerly by the Comon, easterly by Mr 
Brumfields land, southerly by John Chenys Pasture and meadow and west- 
erly by Joseph Chenys Plowland (the orchard being in the first and second 
lotts) Also ten acres of upland and meadow be it more or less, Bounded 
easterly by the fence of the corne field as it now stands, northerly by the 
fence runing from the corne field to the Creek, and then the Creek is the 
northerly Bounds & Southerly by Joseph Chenys meadow the line runing 
from the Creek to a stake and so over the southerly end of a ledg of Rocks 
on a streight line to a white oak tree marked, neer the Corne field, (which 
white oak tree parts between Joseph Cheny and James Cheny) and so to 
the fence of the field which is the Bounds as it now standeth. Also one 
ninth part of all the division or divisions of land which shall be laid out to 
the rights of the said Daniel Cheny deceased in any of the Comons or un- 
divided lands of Newbury & 8;^-i3s-iid as mony to be paid by the Ad 
ministratr out of the personall estate. 

To John Richards (who married wth Sarah Cheny the daughter of 
Daniel Cheny deceased) Having already receivd a House & lands & or- 
chard of the Administratr to sd estate, out of sd Estate wch house land & 
orchard the sd John Richards hath sold, that not being the full of his part 
we have laid out to him in full of his ninth pt of sd estate three acres of 


upland and meadow be the same more or less bounded southerly & westerly 
by the River, and northerly by Joseph Chenys meadow runing from a stake 
by the River to an other stake a white cake and red oak tree being in the 
range and easterly by Joseph Chenys land runing from the corner stake on 
a streight line to a little walnutt tree by the River, Also six acres of Divi- 
dent land in the playnes. Also one ninth part of all the division or divi- 
sions of land which shall be laid out in any of the comons or undivided 
lands of Newburj- to the rights of the said Daniel Cheny (deceasd) and 
iy^-9s-2d more than what he hath already received to be paid by the 
Administratr as mony out of the personal estate. 

To John Emerson who married wth Judith Cheny the daughter of 
Daniel Cheny deceasd one ninth part of the housing also the rate Lott 
formerly purchased (which lott was origenaly laid out to Mr. Richard 
Kent late of Newbury deceased) lying in the upper woods in Newbury, 
Also about five acres & a half of meadow lying between the creek and the 
neck of meadow, laid out to Daniel Cheny & John Pikes meadow (i e) all 
yt Peice of meadow bounded as aforesd excepting about an acre and a 
half of meadow staked out at the Easterly end, Also one ninth part of all 
those division or divisions of lands, which shall be laid out to the comon 
rights of the sd Daniel Cheny deceased in any of the comons or undivided 
lands of Newbury, he paying as mony to the Administrator 8^-3S-iid 
which is for so much of the personall estate that he hath received of the 
Administratr more than his part. 

To Richard Jackman, as he is Attorny to and the purchaser of all the 
rights that mr. Thomas Wisewell of New Towne in the County of Middle- 
sex who marled wth Hanah Cheny Daughter of Daniel Cheny deceased 
and of Eloner the daughter of the said Daniel Cheny deceasd formerly 
Satchell, widdow, and now Safford, All the right that the sd Hanah & 
Eloner had or might have in the estate of theyr said father Daniel Cheny 
the sd Jackman having purchasd the said rights before this division of sd 
estate was made «& wth the desire and consent of the Administratr that 
the lands should be divided among the children. We have for the two 
aforesd Kights viz of Hanah and Eloner purchased by said Jackman laid 
out unto the sd Jackman two ninths of the housing, and all the westerly end 
of the Plow land as it is bounded with the land of John Cheny easterly 
and by the fence of sd field northerly westerly & southerly as it now stands, 
to a stake standing about a Rod from the southeast corner of the leanto 
and so on a streight line to a stake next the comon. Also about fourteen 
acres of upland and meadow bounded easterly by the comon, northerly and 
westerly by John Pikes upland and meadow and a creeke and southerly by 
a fence yt parts said land from James Chenys land. Also about an acre and 
half of meadow lying on the northwest side of the great Creek as it is 
bounded southerly by John Emersons meadow and by John Pikes meadow 


and the creek on the other sides, Also two ninth parts of all the division 
or divisions of lands that shall be laid out to the rights of Daniel Cheny 
late of Newbury deceased in all the comons or undivided lands of New- 
bury, he paying to the Administratr for what Thomas Wisewell formerly 
received of said Administratr towards his portion or share of said estate 
the sum of eleven pounds 17s & iid, and for what Eloner Satchell alias 
Safford had received of the Administratr towards her share or portion of 
said estate the sum of nine pounds 2s & rid, of wch sums ten pounds is 
to be paid to the administratr by sd Jackman in good and lawfull mony & 
the rest in good pay as mony, to be paid at or before the first day of may 
next ensuing the date hereof. 

We agree and determine that each of the children and theyr successors 
forever shall have liberty to pass & repass to and from theyr shares of 
land heerin mentioned thru any of the rest of the lands wch slide [sic .''] on 
horse back or on foote provided they can't conveniently go uppon theyr 
owne to make improvement, and for those of the children that have a share 
in the housing to have free egress and regress to and from the dwelling 
house, and well, and Barne, and also to have liberty of a convenient Barne 
yard wth convenient room to lay fyrewood by the dwelling house to them 
theyr heyrs & successors for Ever. 

Also we agree that John Cheny shall improve and have the grass that 
grows uppon the acre and half of meadow on the northwest side of the 
creek for three years and then it shall be and remain to Richard Jackman 
as aforesaid. 

Also that the Administratr shall pay to Richard Jackman thirty six shill- 
ings in or as mony. 

ALLVVA YS PROVIDED that in all the divisions of Housing & lands 
abovenamed the widows thirds are reserved for her in every share. 

Also we agree and determine that notwithstanding this division of the 
lands heerin made yet any of the children shall have liberty to remove off 
any of theyr goods of off sd lands any time within six moneths after this 

Also that if any farther Debts should be recovered of the Administratr 
that were due from the deceased it shall be equally borne by all the chil 
dren, and if any estate shall appear belonging to the deceased more than 
yet doth appear it shall be divided among the children By the same rule 
that this now is. 

In confirmation and in testimony that this our agreement as to the 
division of the estate of Daniel Cheny late of Newbury deceased into 
nine equal parts according to our best Judgments having refference to the 
Inventory given in to the Judg of probats &c as our guide and the division 
of sd estate to the children of the said daniel cheny deceasd above men- 
tioned to be an estate of Inheritance to them & theyr heyrs for ever we 



have heer unto set our hands & scales this 29th day of November Ano 
Domini 1 69S & in the tenth year of his majes Reign — 

Immediately after the 
signing sealing & de- 
liver)- heer of to the 
sd Administratr and 
children the sd Admin- 
istratr did give possession 
of the sd parts of said 
estate to Richard Jackman 
wch wr purchasd by sd 
Jackman of Eloner & 
Hanah above mentioned in 
our presence : 

Tristram Coffin 
John Worth 
Henry Short " 

Tristram Coffin 
John Worth 
Henry Short 



I. SARAH,3 1j_ Sept. 11, 1666; m. June 16, 1696, /t'//;/ Richards, jr. 
of Newbury. Children: Mehitabel Richards, Sarah Richards, 
Joseph Richards, James Richards, John Richards. They re- 
moved after 171 5 to Rochester, N. H. and the family suffered 
severely during the Indian wars. Joseph was killed, John was 
taken prisoner, Benjamin rescued a boy from the Indians at 
Fort William Henry. [See Richards Genealogy and Hist. Hillsb. 
CO., N. H.] 

II. JUDITH,8 5. Sept. 6, 1668 ; m.John Emerson. 

in. DANIEL,8 b. Dec. 31, 1670. 

IV. HANNAH,8b. Sept. 3, 1673; m. at Newbury, ist, Dec. 17, 1696, 
Lieut. Thomas Wiswall of Cambridge Village or Newton. They 
resided on the homestead of his father, on the south side of the 
Charles river, in the region where Thomas Cheney, son of 
William of Roxbury, was living. Children : (i) Hannah Wiswall, 
b. Oct. 15, 1697. (2) Noah Wiswall, b. Sept. 7, 1699. (3) Sarah 
Wiswall, b. March 4, 1701, m. John Newman. (4) Mary 
Wiswall, b. Oct. i, 1702. (5) Elizabeth Wiswall, b. Aug. 25, 
1704, m. Nathaniel Longley, jr. (6) Thomas Wiswall. (7) Ichabod 
Wiswall. Lt. Thomas Wiswall d. 1 709. The widow, Hannah, 
m. 2nd, in June, 1719, Dea. David Newman of Rehoboth. It 


may be worth noting that Thomas Wiswall was a second cousin 
of Deborah Wiswall the wife of William Cheney, Jr. of Roxbury. 

6. V. J0HN,3 b. July 10, 1676. 

VI. ELEANOR,^ b. March, 29, 1679 ; m. ist, on the same day as her 
sister Hannah, Dec. 17, 1696, Richard Shatswell (Satchell) of 
Ipswich; m. 2nd, Oct. 7, 1698, Thomas Safford, of Ipswich, son 
of John and Sarah Safford, b. Oct. 16, 1672. 

7. VII. J0SEPH,3 baptized April 9, 1682. 

8. VIII. JAMES,3 b. April 16, 1685. 

4. PETER,2 (John,i) ^^ {^ Newbury about 1639 5 ^'^- ^^7 
14, 1663, Hannah, dau. of Dea. Nicholas arid Mary (Cutting) 
Noyes, b. Oct. 30, 1643. Nicholas was a brother of Rev. 
James Noyes of Newbury, and was a son of Rev. William 
and Anne (Parker) Noyes, of Cholderton, Eng. Rev. Wil- 
liam Noyes, the father, was a clergyman of excellent repute ; 
their mother, Anne, was a daughter of Rev. Robert Parker, 
a very celebrated preacher and author. Her will, probated 
April 20, 1658, bequeathed something to her sons James and 
Nicholas in New England. Hannah (" Johannah "), dau. 
of Nicholas and Mary (Cutting) Noyes, born in Newbury 
Oct. 30, 1643, became the wife of Peter Cheney. Capt. John 
Cutting, whose sister, Mary, married Nicholas Noyes, was 
an adventurous sea-captain from London. He, made his 
home at Charlestown at an early day ; was engaged in fishing 
about Cape Ann in 1640, and made his home in Newbury 
shortly after. June i8th, 1663, Peter Cheney bought of John 
Bishop, (his wife, Rebecca, joining in the deed,) " all the 
mill and mill house lately erected in Newbury on the little 
river between land of Nicholas Noyes and land lately of W"' 
Gerrish, with the stones, wheel, cog, trough, six mill bills, 
iron barr, the rope that puts up the stone, and a shop lately 
sett up neere to y'' above said mill", and the riparian rights, 
for "two hundred and fifty pounds sterling". Here he did 
good service as a miller for a few years, and trained up his 
sons to the business. 

March 7, 1670, " Peter Chene}^ proposed to the town for an 
acre of land on or about the little hill this side the mill, to 


build a wind mill upon to grind corn for the town when the 
water mill fails". This was granted on "condition that he 
build a good mill to answer the end proposed for and so long 
as the mill is made and maintained for the said service and 
no longer". Jan. 5, 16S7 •' a committee was appointed to treat 
with Peter Cheney about setting up a corne mill and a fulling 
mill upon the Falls river." 

Peter Cheney, as he found himself nearing the close of his 
life, conveyed by a deed of gift to his son John, Nov. 4, 
1693, his house and land lying on the north side of Falls 
River with 50 ac'res of land, his corn mill, the great dam in 
the stream, the water course to the mill, and all convenient 
mill sites below the mill that belonged to him ; and a joint 
interest with himself in one acre of land on the south side of 
the river, where he and his sons were then erecting a saw 
mill. John was to have one half of the house and one third 
of the mill until the death of both parents ; then to come into 
full possession. 

Jan. 10, 1694-5, Peter, — his wife, Hannah, signing with him 
in both deeds — conveyed by a similar deed to his son Peter, 
one-half of the saw mill and yard with the stream of water to 
the mill and 24 acres of timber land lying on the southerly 
side of Falls river. 

An Important Deed. 

" To all people to whom these presents shall come I Peter Cheny senior 
of Newbury in the County of Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England; America send grttXxng Know ye that I the said Peter 
Cheny senr. for divers good causes c^ considerations me thereunto moving 
but especially for cK: in consideration of the naturall affection which I Bear 
to my loving son Peter Cheny Junr of the town & county aforesaid have 
Given (iranted aliened & confirmed & Do by these presents give grant 
aliene & confirm unto my said son Peter Cheny Junr. Twenty four acres 
of Land be the Same more or Less Lying in the Township of Newbury on 
the southerly side of falls River Hounded Easterly by a Tract of Land 
which I formerly gave by a deed of gift to my said son Peter Cheny Junr. 
Southerly & Westerly by the Common land of Newbury & Northerly by an 
acre of Land Reserved by me for a Saw mill yard and the ffalls river also 
the one half of the saw mill yard Lying on the South side of falls River, 


also all my Right title & interest in the said Saw mill which said Saw mill 
is lately built & stands near my Corne Mill 

To have & to hold 
all the above devised premises viz. the said Twenty four acres of Land the 
one half of the said Sawmill yard together with all the Proffitts Priveledges 
& appurtences water courses to the same Belonging or any wise appertaining 
to him the said Peter Cheny Junr his heirs Executrs & assignes for ever 
and I the said Peter Cheny Senr. for my self my heirs Executrs & admrs. 
Do covenant and Promise to & with my said son Peter Cheny Junr. in 
manner & form following viz that I the said Peter Cheny Senr am the True 
& lawfuU owner of all & singular the premises & that I have of myself full 
Power good Right and lawfull authority to make this Gift & alienation & 
that my said son Peter Cheny shall by vertue hereof for ever hereafter 
Peaceably & Quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy all the above 
devised premises without any Lawfull Lett Deny or molestation or Interup- 
tion of me the said Peter Cheny Senr my heirs Executrs or admrs or any 
tother person whatsoever ahvays Pro7>ided and this is my meaning & In- 
tention in this my Gift & Grant that if my said son Peter Cheny Junr shall 
faithfully & truly pay to my children hereafter named forty pounds in good 
& Lawfull money of New England within Twelve years after the Date 
hereof viz to my sons Nathll Cheny Eldad Cheny Ichabod Cheny five 
pounds a piece & to my Daughters Huldah Worcester Martha Worcester 
Jemima Cheny Hanah Cheny & Lydia Cheny five pounds a piece in mony 
that then what is above written to Stand in full force & vertue otherwise 
it shall be in the Liberty of these my children abovenamed to seize upon 
the twenty four acres of Land above named & one Quarter part of the 
Sawmill & Sawmill yard & the same to divide Equally among themselves 
and further if any of my aforenamed children should dye before they come 
of age to Receive the money or before it is due — Leaving no Issue that 
then the one half of their five pounds so dying shall be Equally devided be- 
tween my surviving children herein named & the other half to be & remain 
to my said son Peter Cheny Junr further for the one half of the said Saw- 
mill abovementioned my son Peter is not to come to the actuall Possession of 
untill Immediately after my Death & my wives : In Witness to all & Sin- 
gular the Premises I the said Peter Cheny Senr. have hereto set my hand 
& scale this tenth day of Janury anno : Dom : sixteen hundred ninety & 
four or five Annoque R'. Re & Ra. Gulielmi & marie Nunc Anglia &c as 

Aug. 13, 1709, Eldad Cheney and Martha Worcester 
of Bradford, Ichabod Cheney, Huldah Worcester, Jemima 
Pettingall, Hannah Chute and Lydia Poor of Rowley, all 
children of Peter Cheney, late of Newbury, sold to Benj. 


Pearson, for £40-105. 24 acres on the side of Falls river. 
Nicholas, another of the children of Peter,^ sold Pearson an 
adjacent tract Jul}' 3, 17 14. The now famous " Pearson 
Homestead " stands on or very near this ancient Cheney Mill 

Among " those who had an interest in the estate of Rev. 
Nicholas Noyes, late of Salem," — a brother of Hannah 
(Noyes) Chene}'-, and sold their rights April 14, 17 18, were 
Peter, John and Eldad Cheney, Mary Wooster, John and 
Martha Pemberton, Lionell & Hannah Chute, Richard and 
Jemima Pettingall, John and Lydia Lull. 

Mr. Peter Cheney d. Jan. 1694-5. The widow, "Anne," 
with her sons Peter and John, were cited Sept. 7, 1697, to 
show cause wh}' they had not administered the estate. 
Doubtless they were agreed without probate proceedings ; 
feelinii that the deeds of gift which the father had made 
were a sufficient adjustment of matters. The widow m. 2"'\ 
John Atkinson, June 3, 1700 ; she d. Jan. 5, 1705. 

9. I. PETER,3 (9) b. Nov. 6, 1663. 
10. n. J0HN,3 10 (b.) May 10, 1666. 

ni. NICHOLAS,^ b. Dec. 23, 1667. We find him in the list of 
those impressed into the Provincial army for service to the 
Eastward" in January, 1688-9. -^^ ^^^'^ ^^^^ ^'^'^'^ i"^ Newbury 
to Benj. Pearson July 3, i 714. We hear no more of him. 
IV. HULDAH," b. 1669; m. Jan. 29, 1 690-1 Tiviothy Worcester 
of Bradford. Child: Lydia Worcester, b. May 21, 1706. 
Timothy Worcester d. Aug. 13, 1706. Lydia Worcester d. Oct. 
10, 1709. 
v. MARY,* b. Sept. 2, 1671 ; m. Jan. 20, 1690-1, Francis Worcester 
of Bradford. Children: (i) Hannah Worcester, b. Feb 8, 1691-2. 
(2) Timothy Worcester, b. Dec. 6, 1693. (3) Jemima Worcester, 
b. Jan. 19, 1695-6. (4) Francis Worcester, Jr., b. June 7, 1698. 
(5) John Worcester, b. Nov. 5, i 700. (6) Daniel Worcester, b. 
Feb. 19, 1703-4. (7) William Worcester, b. Nov. 13, 1706. (8) 
Benjamin Worcester, b. Aug. 25, 1709. (9) James Worcester, b. 
Sept. 15, 1712. (10) Mary, b. Dec. 22, 1714. Mr. Francis 
Worcester died Dec. 17, 1717 ; and Mrs. Mary (Cheney) Worces- 
ter m. 2nd, Dec. S, 1726, Cixpt. Joseph Eaton, of Salisbury. 


VI. MARTHA,^ b. in 1673; i""^- J^-i^- 29, 1 690-1, William Worcester 
of Bradford. Children: (i) Moses Worcester, b. Dec. 13, 1691. 
(2) William Worcester, b. Oct. 3, 1693. (3) Benjamin Worcester, 
b. June 8, 1695. (4) Sarah Worcester, b. Feb. 11, 1697-8. (5) 
Nathaniel Worcester, b. Oct. 31, 1700. (6) Mehetabel Worcester, 
b. Jan. 16, 1703. (7) Abigail Worcester, b. May 8, 1705. 
William Worcester, sen., d. April 23, 1706; and Mrs. Martha 
(Cheney) Worcester m. 2nd, Jan. 18, lyio-ii, John Pemberion. 
Children: (8) Mary Pemberton, b. Nov. 25, 171 1. (9) John 
Pemberton, b. Aug. 23, 1713. Mrs. Martha (Cheney) (Worcester) 
Pemberton, b. May 4, 1729. 
VII. NATHANIEL,^ b. Sept. 6, 1675 ; d. July 30, 1677. ■ 

VIII. JEMIMA," b. Nov. 29, 1677 ; m. Oct. 10, 1702, Richard Pettingall. 
IX. NATHANIEL,^ bapt. March 21, 1680. 
X. ELDAD,3 b. Oct. 24, 1681. 

XI. HANNAH," b. Sept. 12, 1683; m. in 1702 Lionel Chute. Chil- 
dren: (I) Jemima Chute, bapt. Dec. 19, 1703; m. Mar. 2, 1723, 

Samuel Jewett. (2) Mary Chute, b. m. Sept. 24, 1726, 

Jonathan Core of Weston. (3) Lydia Chute, bapt. Jan. 29, 
1709-10. (4) Sarah Chute, bapt. June 27, 1714; m. in 1736, 
Benj. Philbrick of Hamstead, N. H. (5) Samuel Chute, d. 
in childhood. (6) John Chute, bapt. June, 1 720. (7) Samuel 
Chute, bapt. Aug. 5, 1722. (8) Hannah Chute, bapt. July 12, 
1724; m. July 7, 1743, Jonathan Coburn of Haverhill. (9) 
Elizabeth Chute, bapt. April 10, 1726 ; m. Feb. 24, 1746, Enoch 
XII. ICHABOD," b. Sept. 27, 1685, m. Jan. 5, 1 708, Ann, dau. of James 
and Mary Chute. He d. soon after. His widow m. 2^1, Dec. 3, 
1 712, Thos. Brown. 

XIII. LYDIA," b. Nov. 5, 1687; m. i^t, April 27, ijoS-g, Jeremiah Poor, 
of Rowley ; m. 2nd, Samuel Plu?niner, m. 3'^, Johti Lull. 


Third Generation. 

5. DANIEL,3 (Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Newbury Dec. 3, 
1670, m. Hannah, dau. of Thomas and Hannah (Emerson) 
Duston,* b. Aug. 22, 1678. 

* HANNAH DUSTON, the very remarkable woman whose experiences and exploits are a 
striking episode in the history of our colonial days, was the daughter of Michael and Hannah (Web- 
ster) Emerson, born Dec. 23, 1657. She was married, in Haverhill, Dec. 3, 1677, to Thomas Duston. 


He resided in Newbury. In John Brown's Map of the 
town, made in 1729, we may see the locaHty of his home- 
stead near the bank of the river, in what is now West New- 
bury. He was a farmer. He was also one of the brave 
defenders of the town against Indian attacks. Aug. 3, 1704, 
Col. N. Saltonstall wrote to Col. Thos. No3^es : " Sir, by his 
excellency's express direction I command you in her majesty's 
name forthwith to appoint and set forth one half of your 
company by name and have them ready, well tixt with arms 
and amunition and ten days' provision to march at an hour's 
warning. The command is strict." Sept. 28*^'' he thus wrote : 
"I desire and order that by tomorrow morning at farthest 
you press and post at your block-houses in Newbury twelve 
able souldiers, three at each of your four block-houses, to 
abide there day and night to watch." In consequence of 
these orders Daniel Cheney rendered " service in the block- 
house" at that time, for which it is on record that he received 
the sum of " 9 shillings and 10 pence." He was also enrolled 

The spelling of his name, it must be said, is given in a great many ways : Judge Sewall, in his 
diarj- wrote it " Dunstan " which is the way the famous " St. Dunstan " 's name was spelled : another 
excellent authority spelled it Durstan : the attorney who wrote the wills of the good couple gave the 
style " Dustin,"' which was probably the way it was usually pronounced: but the best authorities, in 
the opinion of the writer, spell it as it is uniformly given in this volume, — Duston. 

Hannah who became the wife of Daniel Cheney, was the oldest of the nine children who had been 
born to this couple before the dreadful day when tlie Indians swooped down on Haverhill. The 
youngest was a babe of but six days. Mr. Duston learned that the savages were close at hand and 
rushed first to the liouse to save the mother, still feeble and in bed. I'ut she utterly refused to go 
or have him stay to attempt to defend her and the little one : she insisted on his making every effort 
to save the children : and his intrepid guardianship saved the whole fleeing band. But the poor 
woman and Mrs. Neff, her nurse, were cruelly captured and driven into the wilderness in spite of her 
weak condition, and the infant dashed in pieces. After sufferings of a dreadful sort, the women 
and a boy named Samuel Lennerson rose in the night, captured a gun and a tomahawk, killed and 
scalped the ten Indians who then guarded tliein, and made tlieir way back to Haverhill. The Gen- 
eral Court paid tliem fifty pounds as a reward for their bravery: it was believed that so bold an act 
had a great effect on the Indians, making them feel that the white people possessed the same qual- 
ities which they counted heroic: and Hannah Duston's name became a thrilling word in all the 
colonics. It was a terrible experience for the poor woman: a horrible necessity laid on her: and 
we will believe she realized that the fate of many other mothers on the border would be affected by 
her action : may no descendant of hers ever reach so awful a crisis ! But Thomas Duston deserves 
as liigh praise for that magnificent work of his, when he saved seven young lives by simply tiring 
back towards his pursuers from his saddle, while he bade his beloved children run for their lives, 
until they readied a safe place. 

The daughter Hannah was eighteen years old when that terrible day, March 15, 1697, and that 
thrilling 25th of April, the day of her mother's exploit and return, occurred. No doubt she was of 
great assistance to her father in the saving of the little ones, and a comfort to her mother in her 
after burdens. Naturally the mother reposed confidence in lier, making her joint executrix of her 

The Cheneys of this branch have always taken great interest in this strain of their ancestry. 


as a member of "The Second Foot Company of Newbury," 
Jan. 15, 1710-11, under command of Hugh March. He 
and his wife were " admitted to full communion " in the West 
Newbury church Oct. 29, 1727. He died in the autumn of 
1755. His estate was quite large, and he thoughtfull}^ pro- 
vided for his children and some of his grandchildren, and 
for his honored wife. 


In the Name of God Amen. The Second Day of March in the year of 
our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and fifty four, in the twenty 
Seventh year of his Majesties Reign — George the Second, King of great 
Britain &c. I, Daniel Cheney of Newbury in the County of Essex, in the 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Husbandman, being 
weak in Body, but of a Sound Mind and Memory, thanks be given to God. 
therefore. Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and not knowing the 
Day of my Death : Do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament : 
that is to say Principally and first of all I give and Humbly Reccommend 
my Soul into the hands of God who gave it. And my Body to the Earth 
to be buried in Decent, Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor 
Hereafter named. Doubting not but I shall receive the same again 
at the general Resurrection by the mighty Power of God. and as touching 
such Worldy Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life. I 
give and Dispose of in the following manner and form. 

Imprimis I give to my Beloved Wife Hannah the Use and Improvement 
of all the East Half of my DwelHng House And the Cellar under said East 
Half. Excepting the garret, a piece of Land for a garden where she shall 
choose to have it well fenced. I give to my said wife the use of, also to be 
fenced by my Executor. During all the time she remains living my Widow. 

I do also give to my said Wife Thirty bushels of Indian Corn and Two 
Bushels of Wheat and Three Bushels and a Half of Rye. and Two Bushels 
and a half of Malt and two Barels of Cyder and Five pounds of Sheeps 
Wool and Eight pounds of flax from swingle and fifty pounds of Beef and 
as many apples as shall be needful for her. and Needful firewood brought 
to the Door Cut fit for the fire all which my said wife shall have yearly 
During the time She remains my Widow to be paid to her by my Executor. 
And my Executor Shall Provide and Keep a good Cow Winter and Summer 
for my said Wife so long as she Remains my Widow. And I Do give to 
my said Wife all my pork that I shall leave at my Decease and also all the 
money Due to me by Bonds and Notes, and all my swine that I shall leave 
at my Decease, and all my House Hold Goods Excepting my Andirons my 
Gun my Loom and my wearing apparel for her to have and Dispose of as 


she shall think fit. And my Executor shall provide and find a horse for 
my said Wife to ride as she shall have Ocation so Long as she shall remain 
my widow. And my said Executor shall repair that part of the House 
which my Wife is to have so that it may be comfortable for my Wife so 
long as she shall remain my Widow. 

Item. I Do give to my Son Daniel Cheney Thirteen Pounds and Six 
shillings and Eight pence Lawful money of the above said province over 
and above what he hath hitherto had of me already to be paid by my 
Executor within Three years after my Decease, and I also give to my said 
son Danul one third part of my wearing Apparrel. And My sd. Son 
Daniel shall Have my Andirons at my Wife's Decease. 

Item I give to my Son Thomas Cheney One third part of my wearing 
apparel, and not anything else. I having given him before what I thought 
proper for him. 

Item — I give to my Daughter Hannah Coffin One pound and six shillings 
and Eight pence Lawful mone}' of the afore said province Over and Above 
what she hath already had of me to be paid by my Executor within two 
years after my Decease. 

Item, I give to my Grandchildren Joanna, Daniel and Sarah, children of 
my Deceased son John Cheney Fifteen Shillings Lawful Money of the Prov- 
ince aforesaid Beside what their father had of me in his lifetime to be 
divided equally Among them, to be paid by my Executor within one year 
after my Decease. 

Item. I give to ny grand children John Calfe and Hannah Easman — 
Children of my Deceased Daughter Sarah Ten Shillings Lawful money of 
the Province aforesaid to be divided Equally between them, to be paid by 
my Executor witliin four years after my Decease. 

Item. I give to my Granddaughter Abigail Homans one Pound Six 
shillings and Eight pence Lawful money of the Province aforesaid to be 
paid by my Executor when she arrives at the age of Eighteen years. 

Item. I give to my Grand son Joseph Homans One Pound six shillings 
and Eight pence Lawful money of the Province to be paid by my Executor 
when he comes to the age of twenty one years, it is my will if Abigail 
Homans should Die before she comes to the age of Eighteen years Joseph 
Homans shall have what I have willed to Abigail, and if Joseph Homans 
should die before he comes to the age of twenty one years then Abigail 
shall have what I have willed to Joseph. 

Item. 1 give to my Grandson John Cheney son of my Executor my 

Lastly I give to my Son Nathanael Cheney all my Estate both Real and 
Personal of every Name whatsoever which I have not Disposed of before 
in this my last Will and Testament and he shall pay my Debts and Lega- 
cies I have ordered. And if my aljove said wife shall Die while she re- 



mains my widow he shall pay the charges for a Decent Christian Burial for 

And I do constitute & appoint my said Son Nathanael sole Executor of 
this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby Disallow and make Void 
All and Every other former Testaments, Wills and Executors by me in Any 
ways before Named Ratifying this and no other to be my Last Will and 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared 
by the said Daniel Cheney as his 
Last will and testament in presence of 
us. the subscribers. 
Moses Morss 
Ebenezer Huse 
John Calfe his 

Daniel X Cheney (seal) 


Testified by John Calf and Moses Morss 

Nov. 3, 1755. 


12. I. DANIEL,^ b. July 16, 1699. 

13. 11. J0HN,4 b. March 10, 1 701-2. 

14. III. THOMAS,^ b. Feb. 25, 1703-4. 

IV. HANNAH,* b. Sept. 25, 1706, m. April 28, \726,Joh>i Coffin, Jr. 

who was b. in Newbury Jan. 30, 1695. Children: (i) Duston 
Coffin, b. Aug. 4, 1727, d. Sept. 8, 1728, (2) John Coffin, b. Aug. 
6, 1729, d. March 14, 1736, (3) Hezekiah Coffin, b. May 7, 1733, 
d. March 9, 1736, (4) Enoch Coffin, b. Jan. 7, 1736, d. March 4, 
1736, (5) Eliphalet Coffin, b. Sept. 8, 1737, m. Jan. 17, 1760, 
Lydia Emery. 

V. SARAH,4 b. Jan. 25, 1708, m. i^* John Calfe \_Calef'\, and m. 2^ 


15. VI. NATHANIEL,* b. Nov. 25, 171 1. 

VII. MARY,* b. Aug. 9, 1714, m. Joseph Hojnans. Children: Abigail 
Homans, Joseph Homans. 

VIII. ABIGAIL,* b. Nov. i, 1719, m. Feb. 27, 1738-9, Francis Hardy 
of Bradford. 

6. JOHN,3 (Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Newbury July 10, 1676, 

m. i^^ Elizabeth who d. Jan. 10, 1715. He m. 2^, Oct. 

22, 1717, Elizabeth dau. of William and Sarah Burrage, b. 


in Boston June lO, 1691. She survived him and m. as a 
second husband, Benjamin Whit more of Newton, Oct. 23, 
1729. They had children: (i) John Whitmore, b. June 
28, 1730, (2) Joseph Whitmore, b. Oct. 13, 1732, and (3) 
Sarah Whitmore, b. July 29, 1735. 

Mr. John Chenev began his manhood life on lands in- 
herited from his father in Newbury. But the marriage of 
his older sister, Hannah, to a Newton man turned his thoughts 
in that direction ; so he removed thither, also. He joined the 
church in his native town just before he reached the age of 
citizenship, April 4, 1697, and carried his religion and his 
firm practical character to his new home. In 1723 we find 
his name in a list of Newton citizens who protested against a 
town vote which they regarded illegal ; and he was an up- 
right citizen. His home was near the Upper Falls on the 
Charles river. His farm contained 50 acres. His death 
occurred in 1728. His widow and John Buzzy administered 
on his estate. Guardians were appointed for the younger 
children, and no division was made till the}^ came to adult 
age. Oct. 2, 1764, John, Timothy and Moses Cheney, with 
John Draper, husband of the youngest dau. petitioned the 
court to set off the land to their brother William, and let him 
pay each heir a cash equivalent for his portion ; and this was 


16. I. JOHN,'' b. Jan. 10, 1703-4. 

II. SARAH/ b. Oct. 7, 1706, m. Sept. 3, 1729, Isaac Shepherd. 

ni. DANIEL,^ b. Dec. 28, 1710, d. April 13, 1743. Perhaps he had 

married, and was husband of the " widow Cheney " who d. Nov. 

8, 1747. 

17. IV. TIMOTHY,* b. April 18, 1713. 

18. V. MOSES,* b. Oct. 20, 171 5. 

19. VI. WILLI AM,-« b. July 8, 1719. 

VII. ELIZABETH,* b. Nov. 2, 1721, m. March 13, 1749-50, Stephen 

Huntitii^ of Needham. 

VIII, ELEANOR,* b. Feb. 6, 1723-4, m. Dec. 26, 1751, Daniel Hunt- 

ing, of Needham. 


IX. SAMUEL,* b. Jan. 31, 1725-6, d. before the settlement of his 

father's estate in 1 764. 
X. ABIGAIL,* b. Aug. 20, 1727, m. Oct. 3, 17^1, John Draper, Jr. of 

Dedham. She d. in Dover, Oct. 6, 1809. 

7, JOSEPH,3 (Daniel,2 John/) bapt. in Newbury April 9, 
1682, m. ist [intention filed in N. Nov. 14, 1702,] Sarah, dau. 
of Noah and Theodocia (Jackson) Wiswall, of Newton, a 
younger sister of Thomas Wiswall, who had m. his sister 
Hannah. She d. June 27, 1718, and he m. 2d Oct. 12, 1721, 
Abigail, dau. of James and Margaret (Atherton) Trowbridge, 
and widow of James Greenwood, b. April 11, 1687. He 
spent his boyhood and early manhood in his native town, 
but sold his patrimony to his brother James, Feb. 2, 1711-12, 
and removed to Newton, settling on lands of his wife's father, 
in the southwest part of the town. He was esteemed and 
honored. The town made him a subordinate officer in 17 14, 
constable and collector in 1723, and one of its selectmen in 
1741 ; in 1744, ^^ ^^^ chosen a member of a committee 
*' to fill up vaquent Room in the Meeting-house," so as to 
" give men their Dignity in their setting, in proportion to 
what they pay to the Minister's Rate," " making such Allow- 
ance for age as they in their judgment shall think proper," 
etc. Mrs. Stephen Cheney of Clinton has the family Bible 
of this man, bearing on its fly-leaf what no one can doubt is 
his own entry : 

He felt himself failing in 1746, and made his will, providing 
for each of his children and several of his grandchildren, 
making Joseph principal heir ; he provided well for his wife, 
particularly arranging that she should retain all the property 
she had brought at her marriage. He d. May 2, 1749. '^^'^^ 
widow sur^dved many years, passing away April 12, 177^* 



I. SARAH,^ b. Sept. 30, 1704, m. Oct. 8, 1729, Israel Stowell (his 

2d wife). Children: (i) Israel Stowell, Jr., b. Nov. 16, 1732; 
(2) Sarah Stowell, b. Nov. 27, 1733 ; (3) Joseph Stowell, b. Feb. 
I, 1736 ; (4) Daniel Stowell, b. May 20, 1738 ; (5) Enoch Stowell, 
b. July 16, 1740 ; (6) Abigail Stowell, b. Jan. 29, 1743 ; (7) Abijah 
Stowell, b. May 12, 1745. 
II. JUDITH,* b. March 22, 1706-7, m. Jan. 15, 1731-2, //tv/zj Tucker, 

of Roxbury. 
III. HANNAH,'* b. June 13, 1711, m. in 1735, Caleb Wliitney, of 
Newton, who was b. April 7, 1711. Children: Hannah Whit- 
ney, Caleb Whitney, Sarah Whitney, Thaddeus Whitney. 

20. IV. JOSEPH,-* Jr., b. Feb. 15, 1713-14- 

21. V. JAMES,* b. May i, 1716. 

8. JAMES, 3 (Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Newbury April 16, 
1685, m. Aug. 31, 1732, Lydia,* dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Trowbridge) Mirick, of Newton, b. July 7, 1704, d. Nov. 
23, 1766. 

He sold the lands his father had left him in Newbury to 
his brother-in-law John Richards, April 14, 17 15, and re- 
moved to Newton. He was a weaver, an esteemed citizen, 
a man of something more than ordinary character and effi- 
ciency. He d. Feb. 3, 1746. 

His will, proved March 17, 1745-6, gave £30 and the use 
of the whole estate for twelve years to his wife, " so long as 
she remains my widow " ; and division to be made to the 
children after her term closed. Aaron had a double portion. 
The farm, house, barn and shop, a share in a " stable at the 
meeting-house," &c »S:c. were specified. The division was 
made in 1758. 


22. I. AARON,* b. Oct. 8, 1734. 

II. ELIZAIJETH,* b. July 31, 1736, m. Jan. 3, 1765, Isaac Williams, 

son of Isaac and Martha (Whitman) Williams, being his second 
wife. Children: (i) Amariah Williams, (2) Elizabeth Williams, 
b. Aug. 25, 1765, (3) Asa Williams, b. June 7, 1773, (4) Lydia 

• Elizabeth Trowbridge was a granddaughter of the remarkable colonial patriot and magistrate, 
Maj. Gen. Humphrey .Atherton. 


Williams. It would appear that she married a second husband, 
named Cole ; for in the distribution of the estate of Aaron 
Cheney in 181 4 "Elizabeth, Amasa, Asa and Lydia" are men- 
tioned, " children of his deceased sister Elizabeth Cole." 

23. III. NATHANIEV b. March 16, 1737-8. 

24. IV. JAMES,-* b. July 19, 1740. 

V. LYDIA,^ b. Jan. 15, 1742-3, m. Sept. 17, 17^2, Josiah Knapp. 

9. PETER,3 (Peter,2 John,i) b. in Newbury Nov. 6, 1663, 
m. in Watertow^n Oct. 7, 1691, Mar}^ Holmes. 

"The aged Widow Cheney" d. at Watertown Jan. 28, 
1746, "aged 82"; an entry which seems to apply to this 
woman. As "Mary Holmes" witnessed a deed of Peter 
Cheney in 1702, and the author of the Poor Genealogy says 
that in a document known to him Peter Cheney calls Henry 
Poor (who had married Mary Holmes) his " son-in-law," it 
may be gathered that Mary, wife of Peter Cheney was a 
-widow Holmes at the time of her marriage to him ; having 
at least one child, Mary Holmes. That is all that has been 
ascertained, however, after much investigation. 

Peter Cheney was one of those valiant Newbury soldiers 
who " served in the blockhouse" in defence against Indians 
in 1704, and received pay, — "allowance of 16 shillings 
and 5 pence," for the same. 

His father gave him fifteen acres of land Dec. 3, 1690, 
and a half interest in the saw-mill on Falls river with twenty- 
four acres of land more, Jan. 10, 1694-5 ; certain rights in 
this he sold to Francis Wainwright of Ipswich Dec. 30, 1696. 
It seems to be clear that he continued in the saw-mill business 
through many years. July 2, 17 14, he sold one half of his 
homestead to his son Nicholas. 

Peter Cheny and Mary his wife sold to their son Nicholas Cheny, 
all of the town of Newbury, for ^30, " the one halfe part of a certain tract 
of land in the Towneship of Newbury which was given to me by my Father 
Peter Cheny of Newbury dec*^. by a Deed of gift bearing Date the twenty 
third day of December sixteen hundred and ninty which deed was 
fifteen acres be it more or less as it is bounded by the falls River on the 
North by land of Nathan Wheeler and land formerly laid out to Robert 


Robertson and Town Common on the South and by land of Benjamin 
Pearson on the West which halfe of Said fifteen Acres is the western end 
adjo)Tiing to said Benjamin Pearson's land Only I reserve to my selfe & 
my heires and assigns forever a way of one Rood &: a halfe broad on the 
South side of said halfe of said fifteen acres from the Conion to the Eastern 
halfe of said Fifteen acres." July 2, 1714. 

April 14, 17 18, he signed a power of attorney for the 
settlement of the estate of his uncle, Rev. Nicholas Noyes, 
in conjunction with brothers and sisters and cousins. This is 
the last record we have found relating to him. 


25. I. NICHOLAS,-' b. March 14, 1692. 

n. RHODA,^ b. Oct. 20, 1695, bapt. Oct. 14, 1696. 

26. ni. BENJAMIN,^ b. Jan. 6, 1698. 

I O. J0HN,3 (Peter,2 John,i) ^^ j^ Newbury, May 10, 1666, 
m. March 7, 1793, Mary, dau. of James, ^ (James, ^ Lionel ^) 
Chute and Mary (Wood) ; she was b. Sept 16, 1674. 

He learned the trade of carpenter, both as house-builder 
and mill-wright, and also mastered the business of a miller 
and cloth-tinisher, it would appear. We have seen that his 
father put him in possession of the grist-mill Nov. 24, 1693, 
and there he carried along the family business some years. 

The travels and investment of his uncle Nathaniel must 
have interested him in his youth, and the gift of that uncle's 
Suffield property gave him a reason for going to the Con- 
necticut valley. He did not keep that estate long, we see ; 
but his mind had expanded, and he opened the way for 
others, and went temporarily in that direction. 

"KNOW ALL MEN by these presents That I Nathanael Cheny of 
Newbuery In the County of Essex, In new England, Have freely, firmelyi 
and absolutely Given unto my Cousin John Cheny second son of my brother 
Peter Cheny of the sd Newbuery, all my Right, Title, and Interest in all 
those lands and grounds; with all the priveledges, and appurtenances 
thereto belonging. Lying Situate, and l)eing within the Towne bounds 
called Southfield, alias Stony brook within the colony of the Massachu- 
setts; In New England. I say I have absolutely Given, freely, and firmely 


all my s'^ land lying and being within the Towne afores*! ; according as It 
is recorded In the Towne Records; To Have and to hold, and It peaceably 
to Injoy, he the sd John Cheny, and his heirs, the s*^ land with all the 
priviledges, and appurtenances thereunto belonging forever without any 
molestation or hinderance from the perpetual using, and behoofing, and 
occupying the sd land by, or under me, my heirs. Exec''*, administrators, 

and assigns. 

In Witness to the abovewritten. I the s*^ Nathaniel Cheny have hereunto 
set my hand, and seal this First day of April : anno : Domini : one thousand, 
six hundred, and Eighty and four. 

Nathanael Cheny | and a seal. | 
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered 
In pi'sence of us Witnesses 
Stephen Cross 
John Karanick [Kenrick] 

The above writings were acknowledged 

by Nathanael Cheny to be his act, 

and Deed. 

April: is^^ : 1684 

Before me. 

John Woodbridge : assist* 
Febry 7^^ 1698 : This Deed was 
Received Into the Registers 
ofifice, and was then Registred ^ 
from the Original 

p John Pynchon Regisf." 

A part of this land, specifically described as in the town of 
SufReld and as laid out to Nathanael Cheny, late of Newbury, 
deceased, John Cheny of Newbury sold to Jacob Adams of 
Suffield Nov. 8, 1698. 

John Cheney of Newbury house carpenter, with wife 
Mary, sold to Thomas Gillett of Suffield all his rights in 
common and undivided lands in Suffield derived from Na- 
thanael Cheney, April 10, 1723. 

He followed his eldest son, Edmund, into what was to 
them "the western country" in 1724, and made his home in 
Weston several years, residing in the portion of the town 
which became incorporated as Sudbury ; but he returned 
again and spent his declining years in his native town. His 


home was so near the border of Rowley that he is sometimes 
named as of that town. He furnished part of the capital 

for Edmund's ivcstcrn invcsinicnts, and also provided for 
his youngest son. Oct. 27, 1724, "John Cheney, late of 
Newbur}' but now living in Weston," bought of "John Warrin, 
senior," a house and 120 acres of land in Weston, and made 
over one half of the estate to " my son John Cheney, now 
dwelling with me." The Weston church records show 
something about the length of this residence. 

" Deacon John Cheney & Mary his wife recomend*^^ & dismiss*^ fro»^ a C*^ 
in Newbury (under y« Pastoral care of M'' Hale) rec'd into o"^ Comunion 
Aug. 23, 1724-" 

" 1730. July 26, Dismiss'^ & recomend^' to y^ C^^^ in Newbury und'' y^ 
care of Mf Tufts." 

The records of the Second church of [West] Newbury 
state that " Dea. Cheney and his wife were received into 
this church by dismission from the chh. at Westown," in 
1731. For some reason they chose to join that church instead 
of that at Byfield ; and sometime afterward they were dis- 
missed from West Newbury to the Second church of Rowley, 
now the church of Georgetown, where this interesting me- 
morial of a respected man is left on record : 

" Dea. John Cheney of Newburj' Newtown, who did reside in the 1^ 
Parish in Rowley Mass. & was a member of the chh. in said parish, died 
Sept. 2, 1750. The wife of said Dea" John Cheney died Sept. 10, 1750." 


27. I. EDMUND,* b. June 29, 1696. 

II. MARTHA,'' b. July 30, 1700, m. Nov. 17, 171 5, Tristram Coffin, 

Jr. [No children recorded.] 
III. MARY,"' b. Nov. 14, 1701, m. [Intention filed July 25, 1719,] 
Francis Brocklebank. 


IV. SARAH,'* bapt. Oct. 4, 1703. "Sarah Cheeney, singlewoman," 
was admitted to the West Newbury church Dec. 31, 1727. 
28. V. JOHN,* b. May 23, 1705. 

VI. JUDITH," bapt. April 6, 1707. 

I I . ELDAD,3 (Peter,2 John,i) b. in Newbury Oct. 24, 
1681, m. i^' Dec. 31, 1707, Mary Walker of Bradford; the 
ceremony was performed by the bridegroom's uncle, " Col. 
Noyes Esq." as the town clerk designates him. He pur- 
chased a tract of land in Bradford of Samuel Hale, — 30 
acres for £15, June 23, 1712, and made his home there. 
His wife d. there in 1733, and he m. 2'\ in Rowley, March 

28, 1734, Joanna Woodbury. 

He d. in 1755-6. His will, proved April 17, 1756, gave 
due portions to his wife, his daughters, Hannah Spofford, 
Mary and Joanna " Chaney " and a double portion to his 
only son, " Ichabod Chaney." He was the first of the de- 
scendants of "John Cheney" of Newbury to change the 
spelling of the name to Chaney ; a style altogether foreign to 
the English usage, and adopted only to give the current 
pronunciation, it is supposed. 


29, I. ICHABOD,* b. March 7, bapt. in Byfield church March 12, 1710. 
II. HANNAH,* b. May 18, 171 2, m. March 6, 172,^-5^ David Spofford 

of Rowley. 

III. MARY,* b. June 29, 1735, m. April 14, 1757, Ebenezer Tenney 

of Bradford. 

IV. JOANNA,* b. May 5, 1738, m. June 25, 1761, Dafiiel Tenney of 



Fourth Generation. 

I 2. DANIEL,^ (Daniel,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Newbury 
July 16, 1699, m. in Wells, Me. March 12, 1723-4, Sarah 
Littlefield of Wells. He removed to his wife's native place 
and there became a valued member of the church and town : 


resided there the remainder of his hfe. He boiiofht land in 
172S, 1731, and 1742 ; his home was in the northern part of 
the town on " Marjdand Ridge". He deeded land to his 
"eldest son, Joseph," in 1753, and to his "youngest son, 
Reuben" in 1761. 

He was one of the appraisers of the estate of Joseph Hills 
Aug. 17, 1743 and of Nathaniel Gatchell June 30, 1753. 


I. MARY,^ b. in Newbury May 22, 1725. 

30. n. J0SEPH,5 b. in Wells Feb. 7. 1726/7. 

31. ni. D.A.NIEL,5 b. in Wells bapt. in 1728/9. 

32. IV. REUBEN, 5 b. Jan. 17, 1732. 

13. JOHN,'^ (Daniel,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Newbury 
March 10, 1702, m. July 27, 1732. 

He d. at the early age of 36. May 18, 1738, the widow 
as administratrix of his estate, gave bonds, her husband's 
brother Nathaniel joining therein. He was guardian of the 
children and attended to their receiving the slender estate of 
their father and the timely portions which came to them from 
the larger property of their grandfather, Daniel^ Cheney. 

The widow m. 2'\ Dec. 30, 1740, Nathan Chase. 

I. JOANNA,^ b. Jan. 1735, m. Sept. 24, 1754, A^athan Allen. 

II. DANIEL,^ b. and d. in 1736. 

33. III. D.-\NIEL,^b. March 10, 1737. 

IV. SARAH, ^ b. in 1739, "i- March 29, 1750, Moses Smith, Jr. 

I 4. THOMAS,* (Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Newbury 
Feb. 25, 1703, m. May 17, 1726, Hannah Stevens, [sup- 
posed to have been dau. of John, Jr. and Mary Bartlett Ste- 
vens, b. in Haverhill March 16, 1704-5.] He bought a 
house, barn, and 20 acres of land in Haverhill, March 24, 
1741, for £150. This section became a portion of Plaistow, 
N. H. when the new boundary line was run, and he became 
a citizen of New Hampshire without removing from Massa- 
chusetts I 


His will, dated March 4, 1767, proved June 24 following, 
showed fine consideration for his wife, and bequeathed either 
land or money to each of his children, Daniel, Duston, 
Thomas, John, James, Hannah, Abigail, Sarah, Ruth and 
Susanna ; and gave to his grandchildren, Nathaniel, son of 
Daniel, and Thomas, son of Duston, his half-rights in " Perrie's 
Town so-called ", which was incorporated some years later 
as Sutton, N. H., and where many of his descendants lived 
in after years. 


I. HANNAH,^ b. in Newbury March 20, 1727. 

34. II. DANIEL,° b. in Haverhill Jan. 10, 1728-9. 

35. HI. DUST0N,5 b. in Haverhill May 3, 1731. 

36. IV. THOMAS,^ b. in Haverhill July 31, 1733. 

V. MARY, 5 b. in Haverhill Jan. 20, 1735-6. 
VI. NATHANIEL,^ b. March 16, 1737-8; d. young. 

37. VII. J0HN,5 b jn piaistow, N. H., June 2, 1740. 

38. VIII. JAMES,5 b. in Piaistow, N. H., Aug. i, 1742. 

IX. ABIGAIL,^ b. in Piaistow, N. H., Dec. 18, 1744. 

X. SARAH,5 b. in Piaistow, N. H., Nov. 2, 1746. 

XI. RUTH,5 b. in Piaistow, N. H., April 29, 1749. 

XII. SUSANNA,^ b. in Piaistow, N. H., Dec. 29, 1753. 

I 5. NATHANIEL,* (Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in New- 
bury Nov. 25, 1711, m. Oct. 25, 1733, Kezia, dau. of Isaac 
and Rebecca Annis. She sold her share in the estate of her 
father to her brother Isaac in 175 1. He was admitted to the 
West Newbury church Nov. 23, 1735. He was a shoe- 
maker, or " cordwainer," as the old title was. He bought 
of Abraham Chase, for the sum of £156, Jan. 15, 1744, part 
of Chase's homestead in the North Precinct of Haverhill, 
containing 12 acres and i2>^ rods. Feb. 7, 1755, having 
meantime changed his residence over the line into Piaistow, 
N. H., he bought Yt. of a 10 acre tract in the neighboring 
township of "Newtown," N. H. He is called in this deed 
" yeoman and cordwainer." 



I. REBECCA,^ b. Jan. iS, 1734-5, m. Feb. 13, 1755, one record says 
" Daniel Richardson 3^," the county record says " David Rich- 
ardson." She d. Dec. 27"^, 1763. 

39. II. J0HN,5 b. April 5, 1739. 

III. HANNAH,^ b. Aug. 11, bapt. Aug. 16, 1741, m. in Haverhill 
Aug. 4, 1763, Bettja/nin Hunk ins of H. 

40. IV. ISAAC,5 b. June 3, 1744. 

41. V. NATHANIEL,5b. Oct. 7, 1747. 

16. JOHN,'* (John,3 Damel,2 John,i) ^^ in Newton Jan. 
10, 1704, m. April 24, 1729, Lydia, dau. of William and 
Sarah Burrage, a sister of his step-mother [See Burrage 
Memorial.] He was a farmer. He and his wife sold Capt. 
Samuel Hendley of Charlestown, May 30, 1735, a tract of land 
in Newton. With his son John he sold a tract to Jesse Knapp, 
Aug. 31, 1762. These two were among the petitioners for 
the formation of West Dedham into a " precinct " and parish ; 
which was the origin of the town of Dover. He lived to be 
a feeble and lonely man, cared for in the home of his nephew, 
James Cheney. He d. Jan. 19, 1789. 

I. LYDIA,'' b. Dec. 14, 1731, m. May 14, 1766, Thomas Draper. 

42. II. JOHN,^ b. about 1733. 

I 7. TIMOTHY,* (John,3 Daniel, 2 John,i) b. ^^ Newton 
April 18, 1713, m. July 21, 1737, Sarah, dau. of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Jackson) Prentice* of Newton, b. Nov. 3, 

•CAPT. THOMA.S PRENTICE, b. in England about 1621, was a citizen, " freeman," and 
fanner in Newtown [Cambridge] at a very early day, and with his wife, Grace, was a member of the 
church there previous to 1652. It is not known whether he was related to Valentine Prentice of 
Roxbury, (163 1) or Henry Prentice or Prentiss of Cambridge. He was captain of a troop of cavalry 
and did great execution in the Indian conflicts particularly in King Philip's war. Yet was so 
well-disposed toward good Indians that the christian natives petitioned tlie General Court to appoint 
him as their " overseer and magistrate," in 1691. He w.-\s a representative or deputy to the (ieneral 
Court 1772-1774. Was sent with his troop to Kliode Island to arrest and bring back Sir Edmund 
Andros, and was a prominent figure in his d.iy. He d.ijuly 6, 1710, and was " buried underarms by 
the troop," two d.ivs later. His son Thomas,= b. Jan. 22, 1649, m. March 20, 1675, Sarah dau. of 
Capt. Thomas and Ann (Lord) St.inton, and d. April 19, 1685. His son Thomas.J b. Jan. 13, 1676, 
m. ist Dec. 28, 1696, Maria Russell, who d. in May, 1701, and m. 2d Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. 
Edward Jackson, Jr. b. Feb. 23. 1687, d. Oct. 19, i753- He d. Dec. 7, 1709. These were the par- 
ents of Sarah, the wife of " Ensign Timothy Cheeny." 


1709; who outlived him and m. 2^^, Jan. 6, 1793, Daniel 
Mason, of Lexington. 

He learned the trade of turner, and was a manufacturer 
of chairs. He sold a saw-mill and lot of land close by the 
line of Brookline and Newton to John Dwight of Dedham, 
Sept. 29, 1738. He owned other lands, some of which had 
belonged to his wife's father. He removed to Needham for 
a short time, and there residing sold land in Newton, Aug. 
14, 1765. He was in town office several times, was " ensign " 
of a military company, no empty honor in troublous Indian 
times, and was a man of efficiency. He died in 1772. 


I, THOMAS,^ b. Oct. 9, 1738, served at Cambridge in the 2'' co. 
of Newton militia, Sept. 4, 1778. No further record of him. 

43. II. EPHRAIM,5b. Aug. i, 1741. 

III. TIMOTHY,^ b. Sept. 28, d. Oct. 5, 1743. 

44. IV. TIMOTHY,^ b. Oct. 18, 1745. 

V. MARY,5 m. June 19, iJTj,Josiah Chamberlain of Petersham. 

45. VI. EDWARD,^ b. Dec. 3, 1752. 
VII. ELIZABETH,^ b. about 1754. 

VIII. SARAH,^ b. about 1755, m. Sept. 18, 1782, Sa?mtel Hall. Chil- 
dren: (i ) Sally Hall, (2) Samuel Hall, (3) William Hall, (4) Pren- 
tice Hall, (5) Abigail Hall, (6) Josiah Hall, (7) Baxter Hall. 
IX. ABIGAIL,^ d. at Lancaster, March 27, 1775. 
X. B0R0DEL,5 b. about 1760. 

18. MOSES,^ (John,3Daniel,2John,i) b. Oct. 20, 1715, 
m. i^S Aug. 14, 1738, Abigail, dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail 
Whitmore ; she was b. Dec. 31, 1724, and d. July 28, 1748. 
He m. 2*^^, April 3, 1755 Hannah, dau. of Jonathan and 
Thankful Woodward, b. May 6, 1726. He resided in Newton 
some years,'^but rem. before the Revolution to Warwick. He 
enlisted Sept. 22, 1777 in Capt. Reuben Patty's co.. Col. 
Phineas Wright's regt. ; was discharged Oct. 18, 1777, having 
done service " in the Northern Department in the 6"' regt. 
under Col. W" Williams. 



I. M0SES,5 b. March 3, 1739 ! d. early. 

46. II. J0HN,5 b. Aug. 26, 1740. 
HI. SUBMIT,' b. June 2, 1755. 

47. IV. M0SES,5 b. Feb. 28, 1764. 

I 9. Lieut. WILLIAM,* (John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. July 8, 
1719; m. March 6, 1745, L3'dia Flagg. 

" Lt. William Cheney deceased June 29, 1766," atNeedham. 

I. LYDIA,^ b. Nov. 21, 1746; d. Feb. 2, 1748. 
II. ELIZABETH,^ b. June 27, 1748; d. Oct. 21, 1750. 

48. III. DANIEL,5 b. Oct. 30, 1749. 

49. IV. WILLI AM,5 b. April 11, 1752. 

V. POLLY, 5 m. March 23, 1782, Asa Flagg, jr., of Hinsdale, N. H. 

20. JOSEPH,4Jr., (Joseph,3Daniel,2John,i) b. Feb. 15, 
1714, m. I*' Nov. 30, 1737, Margaret, dau. of Nathaniel, jr., 
and Margaret (Stone) Hammond, b. Mar. 4, 1716. She d. 
March 17, 1 741-2, and he m. 2'^ Dec. 2, 1747, Mary, dau. 
of [John and Experience Toser, b. March 6, 1720.] They 
sell land in Newton in 1763, in 1766, in 1782 and 1788. 
Dec. 12, 1791, they sell 8 acres in Needham, "also my 
quick stock & out door movables." He was a " tything man," 
in the public service of worship in 1746; a selectman two 
years. He d. 1792. 

I. EBENEZER,^ b. Sept. 14, 1738; d. Feb. i, 1749-50. 

II. MARGARET,^ b. March 10, 1 741-2, m. April 21, 1768, Robert 


III. MARY,*^ b. Nov. 9, 174S ; d. in infancy. 

IV. MARY,*^ b. Aug. 31, 1750. 

v. JOSEPH,'^ b. , d. Oct. 9, 1754. 

VI. ABIGAIL,'' b. May9; d. Nov. 12, 1754. 

VII. MARY,^ b. June 11, 1755 ; m. * Dec. 14, 1781, Alexander S'hep- 
ard oi Newton. 

50. VIII. ELISHA,&b. July 18, 1757. 

51. IX. EBENEZER,^ b. May 22, 1759. 

X. ANNA,^ b. Oct. 27, 1764; m. Feb. 15, 17^2, Jonathan Parker. 

* The clerk gives her residence as Natick. 


2 1 . JAMES/ (Joseph,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Newton 
May I, 1 7 16, m. i^', Jan. 10, 1740, Sybil, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Lydia Littlefield, b. Nov. i, 17 14. She d. May 19, 
1743, and he m. 2'\ May 31, 1745, Elizabeth Toser. He 
resided first in Newton where he was honored with offices 
of trust, and in 1760 or thereabout he removed to Dedham. 
His intelligence and uprightness commanded general respect. 

He made his Will Jan. 29, 1766, prob. March 7*^^ follow- 
ing. He gave the improvement of his real and personal 
estate to his wife, Elizabeth for the support of herself and 
such of his children as should need maintenance ; this to 
continue so long as she remained his widow ; but if she 
should marry again she should have only a life use of one 
third of the estate. The other two thirds he devised to his 
ten children, viz. James, John, Joseph, Sarah, Lydia, " Sib- 
ble," Elizabeth, Esther, Olive and Hannah Chene}^, to be 
divided in the usual manner. He made his wife and his 
brother, Joseph Cheney of Newton, executors. 

The inventory mentioned some land at Needham beside 
the Dedham estate. 

January 5. 


10 BE SOLD for Cajh or Jlmt Credit, 

30, or 35, or 40 Acres of 

choice Land, confifting of pafturing, mowing and 
tillage, lying in Springfield, Dedham, near the Meet- 
ing Houfe. Enquire of Jofeph Cheney of Newton, 
or Elizabeth Cheney, living upon the Premifes. 

After her husband's death the widow lived many years. 
We find her name in an honorable place in the list of the 
sittings in the house of worship in the fourth parish (Dover). 
She d. Feb. 20, 1802. 

'* Joseph Cheney" administrator de bonis non with the 
Will annexed " of the estate of James Cheney, late of Dover, 
CO. of Norfolk, formerly Suffolk, Gentleman, deceased," pre- 


sented evidence x\pnl 19, 1802 : inventory amounts to 
£453.20. Warrant for division to his ten children was issued. 
The whole estate was now appraised at £770. "The Estate 
of Deacon James Cheney late of Dover " came at length to 
its final partition ; and was set off as follows : To James 
Cheney ; John Cheney: Joseph Cheney; Sarah Jackson, the 
wife of Isaac Jackson ; Sybil Reed, the wife of Isaac Reed ; 
Elizabeth Kendrick, the wife of Oliver Kendrick ; Esther 
Stimpson, the wife of Elias Stimpson ; Olive Morse, the wife 
of Thomas Morse ; Lydia Merrifield, the wife of Timothy 
Merrifield ; and Hannah Buckmaster, the wife of John Buck- 


I. SARAH.s b. June 13, 174I) m. in Dedham, Jan. 13, 1769, Lt. 

Isaac Jackson, Jr. Children: (i) Sybil Jackson, (2) Isaac Jackson, 
n. LYDIA,5 13. Jan. 15, 1743, m. Nov. 22, 1766, Timothy Merrifield 

of Dedham. 
m. JONATHAN,^ b. March 25, 1746, d. Nov. 7, 1754. 
IV. SYBIL,5 b. Aug. 30, 1747 m. March 12, 1766, John Reed of 


52. V. JAMES,5 b. June 2S, 1749. 

VI. ELIZABETH,^ b. June 27, 1751, m. Nov. 14, 1775, Oliver Ken- 
drick of Warwick. 
VII. ESTHER,^ b. July 10, 1753, m. Feb. 5, 1777, Elias Stitnson, of 

53. VIII. JOHN.^b. April 6, 1755. 

IX. OLIVE,^ b. Jan. 31, 1757, m. Aug. 5, 1775, Thomas Morse of 

54. X. JOSEPH,^ b. about 1759. 

XI. ABIGAIL,^ b. about 1761, d. before 1766. 

XII. HANNAH,^ b. about 1763, m. [published Feb. 21, 1783,] John 

22. AARON,* (James,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Newton 
Oct. 8, 17.34, m. Dec. 10, 1767, Thankful, dau. of Stephen 
White. He was executor of the will of his father-in-law. 
He bought a tract of land in Newton May 20, 1785. He 
lived in Newton, carrying on a farm. Before his death, Oct. 
3, 1814, he bequeathed the sum of $100 to the school district 


in which he lived, to be invested " as a fund forever", the 
interest to be applied towards " teaching young children in 
summer " ; he also left $200 apiece to his brothers Nathaniel 
and James, $100 to his sister, Lydia Knapp, and devised 
his homestead to his nephew, Asa Cheney, after the death 
of his wife. She passed away Sept. 17, 1817. He had but 
one -child, Amos,^ born Sept. 18, 1771, who d. unmarried 
in 1792. 

23. NATHANIEL,* ( James,^ Damel,^ John,i) b. in New- 
ton March 16, 1737-8, m. i^*, Dec. 6, 1770, Margaret, dau 
of Joseph and Experience (Stone) Ward, b. Nov. 14, 
1746; she d. May 21, 1775. He m. 2^ Dec. 31, 1778, 
Mary Harris, of Sutton, and there brought up his family. He 
was a soldier of the Revolution ; served in Capt. March 
Chase's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; marched from 
Sutton to Saratoga Sept. 26, 1777, to reinforce Northern 
army; service to Oct. 26, 1777, 30 days. He d. May 4, 
1816. His estate was divided Oct. i, 1817, and the widow, 
Mary, had her dower set apart, with the approval of the fol- 
lowing heirs : Mary, Asa, Lydia, Lucy, and James Cheney. 

The widow d. May 16, 1822. 


I. ANNE,5 b. Sept. 18, 1771 ; m. Nov. 30, 1797, Nathan White, of 

II. SARAH,^ b. April 18, 1773, m. John Gleason, of Spencer. 

55. III. ASA,5 b. Oct. 10, 1779. 

56. IV. JOSEPH,^ b. May 26, 1781. 

v. JAMES.s b. Feb. 28, 1783, d. March 12, 1838. 
VI. MARY,5 b. Sept. 23, 1784; "Polly Cheney" d. Jan. 31, 1815. 
vn. MARGARET WARD.^ b. July 20, 1786. 
vin. LYDIA,5 b. April 23, 1788 ; d. unmarried. 
IX. NATHANIEL,^ b. April 2, 1790; d. unmarried. 
X. LUCY,5b. Oct. 12, 1792. 

24. JAMES,* ( James,3 Daniel,2 John,i) b. at Newton July 
19, 1740, m. in N. Oct. 24, 1765, Joanna, dau. of Jonathan 
and Deborah (Spring) Williams; she d. Feb. 13, 1823. He 


resided in Holden many years ; afterward in Gerry (Phillips- 
ton). He enlisted on the Lexington alarm in Davis' co of 
Doolittle's regt. and served 13 days. 
He d. Dec. 28, 1810. 


ST. I. CYRUS,5b. about 1766. 

II. LYDIA,^ b. in Holden Jan. 3, 1768, m. William Home j made her 

will in favor of her brothers and sisters on the eve of her mar- 
riage, by agreement with her betrothed, waiving claim to any 
dower in his estate. This was dated Oct. 2, 1824, and was pro- 
bated (after her death) in November, 1839. 

ni. J0ANNA,5b. N0V.20, 1769, m. Oct. 26, 1786,/?^^,^/'/^^ of Athol. 

58. IV. HEZEKIAH,5 b. Aug. 4, 1771. 

59. V. JAMES,^ b. Aug. 28, 1773. 

VI. POLLY, 5 [Molly] b. Feb. 3, 1776, m. April 14, 1803, Benjamin 

Maxwell^ of Heath. 
VII. PATTY,5 m. Feb. 28, 1803, Thaddeus Brown. 

25. NICHOLAS/ (Peter,3 Peter,2John,i) b. in Newbury 
March 14, 1692, m. Dec. i, 17 17, Hannah, dau. of James 
and Abigail (Lambert) Tenneyof Rowley, b. April 4, 1695. 
He bought half of his father's home place July 2, 1714, and 
there resided. He drew a lot in " Narraganset," [Buxton, 
Me.] in 1735, but never lived there. He passed his life in 
By held parish, he and his wife being members of the church 
there, and having their children christened by the pastor in 
due season. He d. Aug. 7, 1774, " of a lingering disorder." 
The name of Nicholas Cheney appears on a list of the 
original grantees of Contoocook, [now Boscawen,] N. H. the 
copy which is printed in N. H. Colonial Papers having 
been made April 24, 1754. ^^^ ^^ ^"^^ recorded as a pro- 
prietor in Hopkinton, N. H. in Nov, 1762. 

I, ABIGAIL,* b. Oct. 14, 1718, m. May 24, 1758, Abner Bayley: 
II. SAMUEL,'^ b. Oct. 17, 1720, d. March 11, 1742. 


IV. ELDAD,'^ jbapt. Feb. 16, 1723-4. 

60. V. BENJAMIN,* b. April 13, 1725. 


VI. NICHOLAS,^ unrecorded, but known by a deed of land from his 

father, Nov. 6, 1773. 
VII. DAVIDjS bapt. March 30, 1729. 
viii. HANNAH,^ bapt. Jan. 28, 1732-3, d. early. 
IX. HANNAH,^ bapt. Dec. 12, 1736, m. Nov. 25, 1755,/^//;/ //t?/w<z«. 

26. BENJAMIN,* (Peter,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in Newbury 
Jan. 6, 1698-9, m. in Hartford, Conn. Nov, 12, 1724, Eliz- 
abeth, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Elmer) Long,* b. in 1796 
at Windsor, Conn. She d. Nov. 3, 1759, and was buried in 
the ancient "burying ground" at East Hartford, where her 
grave stone is still standing. 

After most careful search of such Connecticut and Massa- 
chusetts public records as gave promise of throwing light on 
the subject, an inquiry made by several genealogists during 
a number of years ; and after the public and private docu- 
ments touching the case had been critically reviewed by the * 
compiler of this book this conclusion has been reached : that 
the Newbury boy and the Hartford man above-named are one 
and the same. Not a line of docimientary evidence has been 
found to connect the two ; but not a trace or clue has been 
discovered to connect him with any other Cheney family. 
Inferential arguments of a very strong character, however, 
point the family historian from Peter's son to the Hartford 
man ; the ownership and management of a saw-mill ; the 
trade of a carpenter, identical with that of Petei"^'s brother 
Dea. John ;^ the family interest in the Connecticut valley, 

* Thomas Long is believed to liave come to Hartford from the neighborhood of Boston not far from 
1665. He married first in Hartford Sarah, dau. of John and Sarah (Wadsworth) Wilcox, from 
whom he obtained a divorce ; he removed to East Windsor before 1694. There he married his second 
wife, Sarah, dau. of Edward Elmer who came to Hartford in 1632, removed to Northampton in 1656, 
and from there to East Windsor, where he was killed by Indians in King Philip's War. He had seven 
children, the youngest of whom, Sarah, was bom in East Windsor in 1664. The name of Zachariah 
Long, brother of Benjamin Cheney's wife appears in Stoughton's book on " Windsor Farms," page 
100, where his seat in church is allotted as in " the front side galery." This was in 1723. He is also 
mentioned in the same book among the church rate-payers. " Sister Sarah Long," is mentioned in 
the deeds given by " Sarey Long," widow of Thomas to Benjamin Cheney and to her children. In 
J 729 she conveyed to Benjamin Cheney for 20 shillings her right in the "five miles" land. In 1731 
Zachariah Long sold to him, B. C, for 14 L-io s, all his right in "Western lands," meaning the un- 
divided tract of land West of Hartford. Again in 1731 "Sarey Long" conveyed by deed to her 
son Zachariah Long all her real estate in Windsor, on condition that "he shall pay to her daughter 
Elisabeth Long ten pounds and to her daughter Sarah Long twenty pounds within two years 
next afterher own decease, reserving however the use of said estate during her own life." 


shown in NathanieFs proprietorship at Suffield in 1680, and 
Dea. Johns's inheritance of that, part of which he sold after 
this man, Benjamin, had bought land in Hartford ; the resi- 
dence for many years of Dea. John-^ and his sons in Sudbury, 
Mass. a point midway between Newbury and Hartford ; and 
the fact that there were many Newbury families among Con- 
necticut valley settlers, notably the Woodbridges, one of whom, 
Rev. Timothy, was pastor at East Hartford from 1685 for 
many 3'ears. Another fact which may bear on the matter is 
that Lieut. John Holmes of Watertown removed from that place 
to Colchester, Conn, and was living in that part of C. after- 
ward incorporated as East Haddam when Benjamin Cheney 
bought his property at East Hartford, near by ; there being 
a strong probability that he was a close connection of Mar}^ 
Holmes the wife of Peter Cheney of Newbur}^ And, final!}' 
^ if Benjamin,* son of Peter^ of Newbury had died in ^^outh, 
his brother Nicholas would have been called onlv son in the 
deed of 1714, quoted under No. 9 ante. 

Benjamin Cheney bought a quarter part of the upper saw- 
mill in East Hartford, of John Pellett, Aug. 18, 1721, and 
another quarter of the same property of Thomas Olcott Dec. 
19, 1721. 

This saw-mill had been a sul)ject of some contention. At a meeting of 
the Inhabitants of Hartford Dec. 14, 17(9, it was voted that "Whereas 
there is a Saw-Mill erected on the undivided land on the East side of Con- 
necticot River within this Town without Liberty granted by the Town and 
now Improved by some Windsor men and others — Voted that Capt : 
Cook, Capt. Ozias Hitkin and Mr. Thomas Hosmer be a committee or any 
two of them are appointed to treat with those who pretend to own the said 
mill and agree upon Terms to Lease the privelege of said Mill and if they 
refuse to accept of the Terms, then to Eject them by Law at the Cost of 
the Town." IJut investigation showed that John Bidwell's claim to. the 
privilege was very ancient; that Edward Bromfield of Boston had ac- 
quired that claim by a suit from Bidwell's estate, and had sold it to 
Pellett. And other shares were duly accounted for. A loose memorandum, 
found among Benjamin Cheney's papers, gives the names of those who 
owned shares in the property some years later, all of them at some time 
" Wind.sor men." He was one of the " others " alluded to in the town vote, 


I suppose, for his name is not found in any record or list of Windsor 

" Work don by the oners of this Sawmill, beginning in June 1 738. 
by four days work of myself, John Loomis 2 days 

Joseph Newbury 2 days, Gidean Wolcott i day 

Jonah Loomis i day, Ephram Wolcott yi day 

John Loomis i day, Ephream Wolcott i day more 

Gidian Wolcott i day, Jonah Loomis i day 

for Thomas Elmor i day and i quart of rum 
More by three days this spring working on the Mill and Cariges 
to 3 days going to git a Crank Mad 
Joseph Newberry 3 days work to y® Mill 

by 2 days of my self, John Loomis one day 

Gidian Wolcott 2 days, Jonah Loomis i day 

Joseph Stedman 5 days, Samuel Elmor i day 

Jonah Loomis i planck 6 shillin." 

These men probably worked in the saw-mill only when 
the stream had plenty of water or when there was a special 
demand for lumber in the neighborhood ; at other times they 
worked on their farms, &c. Benjamin Cheney was a house- 
carpenter, wheelwright, and joiner, (as described in deeds 
of land,) and his boys inherited that ability to work with 
tools, which they applied in clock-making, boat-building 
and other ingenious ways. 

He carried on this business throughout his active years. 
He made many purchases of land and obtained a number of 
tracts by virtue of his being one of the proprietors of the 
township. He carried on farming operations on quite a large 
scale. He amassed a large property for those days, and 
lived very comfortably. That he was inclined to reading 
more than many pioneers is shown by the titles of books left 
to his children, and that he knew more than the Bible and the 
catechism is evidenced by the fact also brought to light in 
the inventory of his personal estate, that he owned a half in- 
terest in a dictionary and a geography, books both rare and 
expensive at that time and place. Either he or his wife or 
both must have been members of the church [Congrega- 
tional], for their children " owned the covenant" when they 


grew up, a fact which necessarily implied that they had 
received infant baptism on the faith and covenant of parents 
who were church-members. Mr. Cheney was not prominent 
in town affairs, but a good citizen and well-reputed. His 
residence was on the hill near the Western end of what is 
now Burnside avenue, East Hartford ; and the mill was the 
" Upper Mill " on the Hockanum, where a Paper Mill now 

Whereas Mess^. John Shielding John Skinner and Nathan^^ Marsh of 
Hartford in y® county of Hartford in y® Colony of Connecticut were 
appointed and Impowered by y* said Town of Hartford to be a committee 
to Lay out and state a Highway from y" Great Street on y^ East Side of 
Connecticut River in Said Hartford y^ Length of y® Long Lotts Towards 
Bolton and Whereas y^ Said Committee have accordingly done y® same by 
agreement as is hereafter Discribed from y* East end of y" Lane which 
runs by John Bidwells North across y^ Lotts belonging to y® heirs of 
Daniel Bidwell Dec'^ four Rods wide butting West on y« fence now standing 
near bear Swamp Then Runs Round on the brow of y® hill four Rods 
Wide in Benjamin Cheeneys Land — so farr on the heighth of y'^ hill as to 
Make y*^ highway Convenient till it comes to y*^ Lott of D"" Bidwell Dec"^ 
before mentioned then turns East on y^ North side of said Lott four Rods 
wide till it comes to y*" next Turne of y^ hill Then Turn on y*^ Top of y® 
hill in John Bidwell's Land So as y« way may be convenient. . . to be and 
Remaine for a Highway forever till it come to y® North Line of y® afore- 
mentioned Lott of y*^ heirs of Docf. Bidwell. Then continues East on y® 
North Side of said Lott four rods wide to y*^ West end of Daniel Bidwell's 
field near y" Mills Then Turne South four Rods wide aCross said Lott 
andy® Lott belonging to Lt. John Meakin and Ens. Samuel Meakin from 
there Continues four Rods wide in y« Lott belonging to y" heirs of William 
Pitkin Esqr Dec'' So farr as to y*-' fulling Mills." 

The men whose land was taken for this road deeded the 
same to the town for certain specified sums of money, Jan. 

Later the jury decided that the road should be six rods 
wide, and fresh deeds were jointly made. The highway is 
described as "From the Great Street toward Bolton," and 
as " from y'" fulling Mill toward Bolton." 

The date of his death is not on record. Administration 
on his estate was granted to his sons Benjamin and Timothy, 
June 17, 1760. They presented an Inventory, April .14, 


1761, taken by Josiah Olcott and Jonathan Stanley. Aug. i, 

1763, the four sons, surviving, Benjamin, Abiel, Timothy 
and Silas, made an agreement and joined in a mutual deed, 

dividing the property. In this they refer to the death of 
their brother Asahel and to a quitclaim that their sister 
Elizabeth had made to them. The deed was witnessed by 

John Crane and Sarah Lord. [Hartford Prob. Vol. 20, p. 4.] 
Abiel had the dwelling-house and each of the others re- 
ceived a satisfactory portion of the broad acres. 

An Inventory of the Estate of M' Benjamin Cheney late of Hartford 
Deceased is as follows. 
One blew broad Cloth coat 8/ blew Jacket 6/6 great coat 5/ 

brown plain cloth coat 5/ ^i — 4 — 6 

p. black breeches 6*^. p. fustin do. 6'^. red under Jacket g^ two 

yds, i Cloth Sheltone 6/9 0—8—6 

5 y<is i of black serge iKjS/G^ Chexhelton Shirt 2/8 Chex 

homespun shirt 1/ chex Shirt 1/6 D". i/3'i 2 — 4-1 1 

I white shirt 1/3 beever hat 38/. y^^ i hat weed 2/3 <^ p black 

gloves 2/6 Silk cap 4/ 2 — 8 — o 

Silk neck handkerchief 4"^ linen D". 4.^ blew yarn stockins i /4<^ 

brown D°. g'^ o — 2 — 9 

p"^ Silver Shoe buckels 10/ one of knee D^. 4/6 money i^ 1 1. 5<^ 

gold necklece 3*^ Crimson Cloak 24/ 6 — 9-1 1 

Silk Camblet riding hood 25/ Cheme gown 25/ Russell D". 14/ 

Silk Crepe D^. 20/ brown Camblet D". 27/6 5-1 1 — 6 

blew quilt 7/ flanel under Coat 3/ linen shift 5/6 old 0°. 2/9 

Cotton [reper] 9^* hollan apron 4/ i — 3 — o 

Check DO. 2/6 Taffety handkerchif 4/6 linen Do. 6*1 Chex 

linen apron 1/6 Chexhellen Do. 2/6 Chexlinen Do. 2/6 . . 0-14 — o 
Chek .Hnen Do. 2/6 hellen Do. 3/ p blew stockins 1/ p. Do. g^ 

three p. 9*^ p lether gloves 1/6 p paded Do. 1/6 .... 0-1 1 — o 
p Stays 4/6 bunnit 6/ hollon handkerchif 1/3*1 lawn hood 4/ 

hollon lece Cap 7/ Specks bordered Do. 3/6'^ i — 6 — 3 

I Do. 1/6 Cambrick bordered Do. 1/6 bed boalster & pillow 

No. I (under bed) ^4.12.6 bedsted 4/6 bedcord 1/6 CaUico 

bedquilt 14/ half a set of Curteins & vallence 24/ one bed 

No. 2 ;^i. 18/ under bed 4/ bedsted 3/6 Cord 3/6 . . 9-12 — o 
I bed boalster & pillow No. 3^18/ bedsted & cord 4/ one 

Bed No. 4:20/ bed No. 5 & boalster 32/ under bed 3/ . . 4-17 — o 
bddsted 3/6 cord 1/6 p. Sheets No i : 6/ Do. No. 2 7/ Do. No. 

3 : 5/ DO. No. 4 : 9/ Do. No. 5 : 7/ Do. No. 6: 3/6 Do. No. 

7:8/ 2-10—6 


Do. No. 8 : 3/6 D°. No. 9 : 3/ Diaper Table cloth 10/ Carsey 

D". 9/ Norsey D^. 4/ plain cloth D". 2/3 .^i-ii — 9 

D". 2/3 Diaper Napkin 2/ 5 Norsey towels 3/9 Do. 1/5 three 

D°. 1/3 Do. 1/6 one D**. i/. 2 pillow coats 1/6 0-14 — 9 

1 DO. 1/6 Cotton DO. 2/ white blanket 6/ Do. 6/ Do. 7/ Do. 4/6 
Striped Coverlid 9/ Ragg Rugg 4/ Do. 4/ Do. 4/6 flanel 

blanket 3/ 2—8—6 

DO. 1/6 two linsey woolsey blanket 12/ old Do. 2/ Chex Cover- 
lid 6*^ Case Draws 20/ Small Square table 3/6<^ Small Do. 1/ 2 — o — 6 
Large round Table 1 2/ painted old chest 3/ plain chest with a 

lock & key 4/. two boxes 3/ i — 2 — 

2 Small Suger boxes 2/ Desk 25/ large square table 8/ Square 

table with a Draw 4/ 2 small Suger boxes 6^^ 1-19 — 6 

Clock £2) Six brown Chairs 1/4 p Chair 8/ great Chair 2/6 
four black back chairs 6/ meat trough 1/6 Keilor 1/6 2 old 
pails 2/ Chese tub 5/ Churn 6'^ grindstone 8/ 5 hh'^^ 30/ 

Rum hh*!. 10/ 6-15 — o 

3 Cyder barels 3/ New Meat barel 2/6 six old Meat barels 6/ 

three half barels 3/6 0-15 — 

3 suet tubs 1/6 Keilor 1/ one barel with tar 6/ ten old barels 

4/1 o'i two old hh'^ Casks 4/ 0-17 — 4 

2 half hogsheads 2/ Corn fan 3/6 old Chest 9^^ two Seive rims 

6<* a Stacy looking glass 5/ Small DO. 1/ 0-12 — 9 

7 earthen plates lo^' p plates 5/10 7 tea Dishes & 1 1 plates 2/6 
large punch bowl 2/ barbar bowl 1/ 2 Small D". 1/6 \'inegar 
Cruse 5^ ten small spoons 1/4^ two fool glasses 1/6 beer 
glass 9*^ brass Kettle 27/ warming pan 16/ 6 plates 5/. 2 Do. 
1/6 Deep platter 4/9'^ three platters 7/3 bason 1/6 old Do. 

I/q'^ Do. 1/6 4—2 — I 

5 plates 5/ point bason 9'^ three porringers 3/9 Tankard 4/ 

point Cup 3/6 old puter 7/ Teapot 6/ i-io — 

Tumbler 4*1. puter platter 4/ point cup 2/ tin tunnel 9'* Do. 4<i 
tin pan 2/ Do. 1/ Sasspan 1/2 Cullinder 2/ tin pail 4/. Ian- 
thorn 2/6 tin cup 1/2'' Canister 1/6 0-12 — 7 

2 paper boxes 2** half pint & a tin measure 6^' o — 9-10 

Skimer 4'' tin oven 15/.6 white handle knifes & 4 forks 4/6 . 0-19-10 

I book M^ Jenneseys 1/8 M"" Bunyan 6*^ token to mourners S'^ 

M^ Cuthers 9'' M^. Right 6'' psalm book 4^ o — 4 — 5 

M'. Hookers 8'i M'' Baxters 6'' M' Dolittle 3/ brush 1/ yoak 

of oxen £\6 farrow cow £2>.\o/ Milch Cow ^^4 23-12 — 5 

little cow £2.5/ 2 yearling steers ^5 black cow ^5. Sow & 

4 pigs 30/ 6 shoats ^3.6/ Rone horse £6 — 10/ .... 24-11-^0 

great breaken pot 5/ next biggest Do. 5/ little pot i/8'i Dish 

kettle 5/2 little DO. 1/6 breeken pot 1/6 0-19 — o 


tea Kittle 2/6 little Tongs & fire pan 2/6 handirons 9/3*1 p 

tongs 3/ DO. 2/ Slice 5/6 ^i— 4 — 9 

boxiron i/. Sheets 8*^. 3 pan Candlesticks 1/3"^ Stilyards 3/6. 
a gun 20/ frying pan 2/. 2 tramels 8/ 2 Sickels 1/6. 3 new 
Sythes 13/6 one old Sythe 1/6. 2 Sythes sneths & Tackling 
3/ Inch auger i/. half Inch auger 6'^. 1/3 0°. 9^ hand saw 
1/3 Shoe hames 6*^ Shave 1/ hetchel 2/ Set of bucket hoops 
& bail 5/ 3—7-1 1 

a frow 2/. 3 Iron Wedges 4/ betle rings i/. 22^^^ old Iron 
i/io'i six p'l Do. i/. large Draft Chair 8/17 Cornharrow 
Teeth 8/ i — 6-10 

7 Dragg Teeth 6/. i Colter 5/. Old plowshare 2/1 1^. Saddle 

15/. bridle 2/ great wheel 2/ p'' cards i/9<i 1-14 — 8 

Colter & harness 8<i. Sled 3/ horseplow 7/ plowshare 9*1 peace 

Calf Skin leather 1/6 three bushel of Rye 9/ i — i-ii 

6 bushel Indian Corn 15/. 2 bushel Malt 8/ bushel & half 

beens 4/6 barel of pork. ^3 4 — 7 — 6 

Ring Chain 5/ Draft chain 4/ ax 2/6 Clevy & pin 2/6 yoak 

staple & ring 2/6. Cart & wheels £i:iS/ Small broad ax 1/ 2-12 — 6 

a groving plow 1/ harving plow ^^ 2 rabbit plaines 1/ 2 augers 

4*1 quarter round & Sash plain 6'^ o — 3 — 3 

[filister] 3*1 fine saw 2/6 Inch & \ auger 2/ gouge 6'^ five 
old chisels lo'^ foot wheel 7/ half hh^^. 1/ old ax 6'^ hand 
pail 6^ hoe 2/6 3 wooden bowls i/. brush hoe 1/6 ads 9*1. 
brush Sythe 3/ Spade 6<i 2 pitch forks i/. heling ax 3/ . . i — 8 — o 

Chisels broad narrow & mortising i/. Do. 4"^. half bushel 1/6 

Years 8*^ great Stilyards 5/ p traces 6/ 0-14 — 6 

Joynter 6^ p fetters 2/6 a Set of Mash plains 3/ a [nesen] 
3<i a stick 3*1 pellow 2*1 half a geografy 4/6 half a Diction- 
ary 4/6 o-i 5 — 8 

ferrier book 9*1 a Case w"' 5 bottles 9/. 2 Square bottles 2/ 

Silver tea Spoon 3/ brass Ink Stand 1/6^ 0-16 — 3 

Pocket Compass 2/6 gaging Rod 3/. 2II. bullets 1/ p Money 

Seales 4/. Wood bottle 2/6<i half peck 9^ 0-13 — 9 

Chafing Dish 4/. Iron Square 2/ Cheesepress 3/ Sledge 1/6 

Crow barr 1/6 0-12 — o 

The House Lot lying in the 3 Teer of lots bounds South on 
the Country Road East & West on highways the whole Lot 
Contains 260 acres apprized as follows First Division begin- 
ing at the East end & is 60 rod wide East & West & runs 
North through the abovesaid lot all the Improved land in 
this Division which is 20 acres at 45/ is ^45 : o : o the un- 
improved land is 38 acres at 18/ ^34 : 4 : the Dweling house 
at ^80 the barn at ^20. horse house 30/ 190:14:0 


Second Division 60 Rods wide East & West & runs through 
s^^. lot 16 acres of Improved land at 36/ p acre ;^28.i6/ 52 

acres of unimproved land at 25/ ^^65 ;^93-i6 — o 

Third Division 60 Rods Wide East & West & runs through 

the s^i 8 acres Improved land a 20/ 8 — o — o 

20/ 60 acres of unimproved land at 12/ 36 — o — o 

4 Division 60 rods wide East & West & runs through the s'l 

lot 3i acres Improved land . . . . , 3-10 — o 

64 and i acres of unimproved land at 12/ p acre .... 38 — 8 — o 
31 acres of land with a old house & Barn upon it lying in the 
3"^ tier of lots, bounds North on Benjamin Deming & South 
on Benjamin Deming Jun. & west on highway & eest on 

Samuel Goin 100 — — o 

Severall Rights of land Lying in the third tier of lots near 
together the first is the 153 lot in N. originally laid out to 
Joseph Strickland 2 acres in his Right 154 lot of land laid 
out to Jonathan Webster 3 chain: 22 links: 155 Lot laid 
out to Widow Burr i Chain: 84 links: 157 lot laid out to 
John Shepherd 3 „ : 40 the whole of the abovementioned land 

that is prized is 53 acres at 8/ p^. acre 21 — 4 — o 

The Rights of land in the last Division East Side of the Great 
River in the five miles one lot in the first teer laid out to 
Jonathan Webster N°. 13 bounds South on Thomas Burn- 
ham & North on Thomas Thornton & Contains 7 acres 

at 20/s 7 — o — o 

Paul Peck Jun"". Right in the first teer No. 171 bounds North 
on Daniel Pratt South on Robert Shirley & contains 13 

acres 20 rods lo/p'^ acre 6-1 1 — 3 

Paul Peck Sen^. his Right in the 6"^ Teer N^i. 21 1 bounds north 
on M^ Wilson south on undivided land contains 14 acres & 

80 rods 1 9/ p'' acre 13-^ 5 — 6 

John Andrews Right in the fourth teer N". 142 bounds north 
on Tho*. Standish South on Jo.seph Whaples Contains 6 

acres & So rods 10/ p"". acre 3 — 5 — o 

half of John Buncos Right in the 5"' teer N*". 198 bounds 
north on Tho». Long South on Ensign Stanley the whole 

lot Contains 10 acres & 120 Rods 5/ p acre i — 6-10 

Jared Spires Right in the 6"' teer No. 202 bounds North on 
John Seymour South on m"" Gardner & Contains 6 acres & 

40 rods at 6/ p''. acre I-I7 — 6 

Thomas Whaples Right in the fifth teer N°. 186 bounds north 
on m"" Holyoak South on Ichabod Wells Contains 3 acres 
& 1 20 rods at 5/ p^ acre 0-18 — 9 


To 2 acres in John Dicks Right in the fourth teer N". 149 
bounds North on Thomas Atkins South on John Webster 
at 10/ p acre £1 — o — o 

This Inventory Taken by us the Subscribers being under oath. 

Josiah Olcott, Jonathan Stanly. 

[It was presented in Court April 14, 17 61.] 

An Acount of the Distribution of the Estate of Benjamin Cheney Late 
of Hartford Deseast is as follows made April 17, 1761. 

The whole of the Inventory is /688:i8s:id 

Benjamin Cheney Received of the Estate . . . ^60 : o : o 

Ben payd for Estate ^70 : o : o 

Benj*^. Cheneys Demand on the Estate . . . . ^10:0:0 
Timothy Cheney Received of the Estate . . . ^^37 : 4 : 3 

Timothy paid for the Estate 51:17:0 

Benjamin Cheney's full part of the Estate with his Demands 14.4 

Timothy Cheney full part with his Demands 93 : 6 : 3 

Abial Cheneys full part of the Estate with Demands . . . 67 : o : o 

White Griswould full part with his Demands 67 : o : o 

Silas Cheneys part with Demands 107:0:0 

Asahel Cheneys part with Demands 107:0:0 

Benja. Cheney Received in lands 134:6:2 

Received in Movables 009:14:10 

the sum total of Benj'*. part 144:0:0 

Timothy Cheney Received in Lands .... ;^72 : 7 : 2 

Received in Movables 10:11:9 

Silas Cheneys Received in lands 106:14:8 


61. I. BENJAMIN,^ b. Sept. 8, 1725, Wednesday. 

62. II. ABIEL,5 b. May 18, 1727, Thursday. 

III. ELIZABETH,5 b. Dec. 9, 1728, Monday, m. IV/tt/e Griswold, 
Feb. 14, 1 75 1. Children: (i) Asa Griswold, b. May 5, 1748, m. 
Desire Potter, (2) Sarah Griswold, b. Dec. 24, 1752, m. Silas 
Spencer, (3) Betsey Griswold, b. Sept. 5, 1754, m. Robert McKee, 
(4) George G. Griswold, M. D., b. June 19, 1756, m. Esther 
Johnson, (5) Eunice Griswold, b. Dec. 9, 1760, (6) Lovisa 
Griswold, b. Feb. 4, 1763, m. Peter Rich, of Manchester, Conn. (7) 
Thomas White Griswold, b. July 4, 1765, m. Mrs. Lucinda 
Talcott. (8) Daniel Griswold, b. March 26, 1767, m. Esther Case 


Sept. 7, 1792; he d. in 1833. Mr. White Griswold d. in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. Dec. 2, 1777, ae. 49 yrs. and Mrs. Griswold d. at 
Manchester, Conn. Aug. i, 1798, ae. 69 yrs. 

63. IV. TIMOTHY,^ b. May 10, 1731, Monday. 

64. V. SILAS.^b. March 19, 1734, Tuesday. 

VI. ASAHEL,5 b. July 31, 1737, Friday, d. in 1763. 

27. EDMUND,* (John,3 Peter,^ John/) b. in Newbury 
June 29, 1696, m. i*', Nov. 18, 17 14, Mary Plumer of Row- 

He m. 2*^, Ann Poor who survived him and d. July 15, 
1762, " of Consumption & Dropsy." He and his wife were 
members of the Byfield Parish church, and there their chil- 
dren were baptized. He was bred to the business of a miller 
and fuller. His father conveyed to him a house and land in 
the town of Newbury at the outset of his business career ; but 
he had the spirit of adventure, and in 1723 sold this, and re- 
moved to the Squadron river in Weston [afterward Sudbury,] 
buying a place of Josiah Brewer Dec. 4, 1723. Here he 
ground the farmers' grain, carded and fulled their cloth for 
some years, but returned about 1730 to his old home, where 
he finished his days. He d. "of a Consumptive Disorder'' 
March 14, 1761, having lived an upright, enterprising, use- 
ful life. 


65. I. M0SES,6b. Nov. 26, 1715- 

66. II. NATHANIEL.'^b. Sept. 22, 1717. 

67. III. EDMUND,5b. May 15, 1719. 

68. IV. PETER,*^ b. April 3, 1721. 

V. MARY,'^ b. March 3, 1722-3. 
VI, MARTHA,^ b. April 27, 1726, at Sudbury, m. in Newbury, Aug. 

22, 1745, Archelaus Poor. 
VII. JOHN,'^ bapt. Aug. 15, I73i> d. early. 

69. VIII. J0HN,5 bapt. Sept. 23, 1733. 

IX. SARAH,'^ b. Jan. 10, 1735, m. March 29, 1759, i\roses Smith. 

28. JOHN,* (John,-^ Peter,2 John,i) b. in Newbury May 
23, 1705, m. i*S in Weston, Elizabeth [dau. of Simon and 


Elizabeth Dakin, b. in Concord Aug. 25, 1703.] They 
were published Oct. 2, 1725. They owned the covenant 
Sept. 25, 1726, and were rec'd to full communion, Feb. 4, 
1727-8. He resided in that part of Weston which was finally 
incorporated into the town of Sudbury. After a time he 
moved further west. He bought of Thomas Holder, Nov. 
15, 1729, 40 acres of land in Framingham with buildings 
thereon ; another tract of 5 acres ; 20 acres of woodland, and 
10 acres of meadow, " for the term of nine hundred and sixty 
one years," &c., paying £400 for the whole. We find in 
Framingham the record of the death of his wife, Elizabeth, 
June 13, 1730 ; and, while a resident of that place, also we find 
the record of his second marriage, Dec. 25, 1730, to Mary, 
daughter of Noah and Mary (Wright) Clap. Mary was ad- 
mitted to the church at Sudbury Oct. 3, 1731, and he Jan. 
31, 1733. Jan. 14, 1731-2, he bought of Thomas Briggs 48 
acres of land in Sudbury, with buildings thereon, for £220, 
los. Before his removal to Framingham he and his father, 
Dea. John Cheney who had been spending a number of years 
in Weston, sold their dwelling house and homestead lands 
and other tracts in Weston, about 122 acres in all, to Josiah 
Hobbs of Boston; Nov. 8, 1729. His mother, Mary, and 
his first wife, Elizabeth, joined in the deed. 

The name of John Cheney appears as a member of the 
" Gentlemen of the Horse," a troop of cavalry under com- 
mand of Capt. Josiah Brown, who did important service in 
the defence against Indians; mustered June 4, 1739. 

Oct. 8, 1743, he sold to Robert Wilson of Hopkinton 20 
acres of woodland in Framingham, " for the full term of 945 
years, at a yearly rent of one Indian corn " ! Heirs, be alert 
for the reversion ! ! April 21, 1737 he sold land in Sudbury, 
and to this deed was appended the signature of his wife, 
specified in the body of the deed as " Mary, the nozv wife of 
John Cheney of Sudbury," She d. Jan. 2, 1744-5. 

On the 15"' of the next November (1745) he married a 
third wife, " Keziah Kendall of Lancaster." She was re- 
ceived to the Sudbury church Oct. 26, 1745. She joined her 


husband in a deed of land Nov. i8, 1748, Noah Clap being 
one of the witnesses. He was one of the subscribers to 
"The Land Bank" and had paid his subscription prior to 
Dec. 22, 1740, [Reg. Vol. I., 193,] but probably never real- 
ized any dividends from the investment. July 3, 1750 he 
sold to his son John his mansion house in Sudbury, " which 
is the estate of my father-in-law, Noah Clap of Sudbury," 
and certain lands he bought of Noah Clap. 

He removed to Georgetown, Me., and was accidentally 
killed while loading a gun in a garrison July 31, 1753. His 
widow Kezia m. 2'^ John Tarp ; they resided in Woolwich, 
to which place she removed her church membership from 
Sudbury Oct. 2, 1767. 

She joined with her second husband July i, 177 1, in con- 
veying to her son "Ralph Cheney of Georgetown, ship- 
wright" a tract of land, ^yi acres, "below the falls at a cer- 
tain brook leading into Mast Cove." 


70. I. TRISTRAM,^ b. Oct. 14, bapt. 16, 1726. 

71. n. JOHN,'^ b. March 22, bapt. 31, 1727-8. 

in. ELIZABETH,^ b. Aug. 4, bapt. 10, 1729-30; m. Jan. i, 1754, 
Jonas Davis of Harvard. 

72. IV. ELIAS,5 b. May 17, 1734. 

v. HESTER,^ b. Feb. 7, bapt. Feb. 28, 1748-9. d. Dec. 28, 1751. 

73. VI. RALPH,6 b. Oct. 4, 1750. 

74. VII. NATHANIEL CARTER,^ b. April 2, 1752. 

29. ICHABOD,* (Eldad,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in Bradford 
March 7, 17 10, m. July 25, 1739, Rebecca Smith of Rowley. 
He spent his life in his native town, cultivating the soil. He 
made considerable excitement in 1742 by criticising his pas- 
tor's teachings, and a Council of churches was called to allay 
the stir and heal the divisions connected with the matter. He 
joined the Presbyterian church of Newburyport in Nov. 1747, 
and had his son John baptized there March 29, 1748 and his 
son David Dec. 11, 1750. He d. in 1797, and his will was 
proved Aug. 7, i797- 



I. ANN,5 bapt. Sept. 21, 1740, m. Feb. 19, 1771, Samuel Holmes of 

II. REBECCA,5 bapt. Nov. 5^ 1743,111. [published Nov. 18, 1769,] 

Moses Hazzeii of Rowley. 
III. HANNAH,^ b. Aug. 17, bapt. Aug. 18, 1745, d. unmarried in 
1800, bequeathing her gold beads and silk dress to her " niece," 
Betsey, whom she made residuary legatee after bequests to her 
75. IV. J0HN,5 b. Oct. 6, 1747. bapt. March 29, 1748. 

V. DAVID,^b. Sept. 11, bapt. Dec. 11, 1750. He m. in Andover 
Nov. 19, 1776, Phebe Russell. He was a private in Capt. 
Nathaniel's Gage's co.. Col. James Frye's regt. ; company return 
dated Cambridge, Sept. 6, 1775. 

VI. DANIEL,^ b. Feb. 5, 1754, m. Dorcas ; was in ill health 

and partially deranged a long time. No issue known. 


Fifth Generation. 

30. JOSEPH,^ (Damel,4 Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John/) b. in 
Wells, Me. Feb. 7, 1726, m. Dorcas Stewart, also of Wells, 
Me. [Intention recorded Jan. 26, 1750.] They were re- 
ceived to full communion in the church April 25, 1756. 

His name appears in a roll of soldiers who enlisted in 
Wells, Me. May 19, 1777, and served 2 months and 16 days 
at Rhode Island, in Moulton's co. of Col. J. Titcomb's regt. 
He received tracts of land in Wells from his father in 1753 
and 1 761. "Widow Dorcas Chaney died of Palsy Jan. 9, 
1817, aged 84 yrs." 

I. SARAH, 6 bapt. May 28, 1753. 
76. n. ELIPHALET,6b. about 1755. 

III. MARY," bapt. Feb. 20, 1757. 
T]. IV. J0SEPH,6 bapt. July i, 1759. 
78. V. BENJAMIN,6 bapt. May 8, 1763. 


79. VI. JAMES,« bapt. April 7, 1765. 

80. VII. J0HN,6bapt. May 25, 1767. 
VIII. DORCAS,^ bapt. April 22, 1770. 

81. IX. SAMUEL,6bapt. June 28, 1772. 

X. DOROTHY,« [Dolly] bapt. June 11, 1775, unmarried in 1808. 
XI, OLIVE,« bapt. March 23, 1777. 
XII. ABIGAIL,6bapt. Nov. 18, 1779. 

31. DANIEL,^ (Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) bapt. 
in Wells, Me. in 1728-9, [month and day not recorded.] 

He enlisted May 3, 1775, at Wells, Me. in Capt. Sayer's 
CO. of Col. Scammon's regt., and served three months and 
four days. Re-enlisted ; order for bounty coat dated Oct. 
27, 1775. " Daniel Cheney of Amesbury, 48 years old, of 
dark complexion, 5 ft. 6 inches high," enlisted in 9 months 
service, arriving at Fishkill, N. Y. June 19, 1778. Roll re- 
turned by Col. R. Putnam. 

*' Daniel Chaney of Shapleigh, Me. yeoman" sold land 
in S. April 6, 1787. 

32. REUBEN,^ (Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Wells, Me. Jan. 17, 1732, m. Nov. 24, 1750, Hannah 
Jacobs of Wells. They owned the covenant in the church 
Dec. 4, 1757. 

He resided in Wells. Sold a tract of land in W. to his 
son Joseph Stevens Cheney Oct. 22, 1807. 


I. JOSEPH STEVENS,« bapt. Aug. 19, 1759; d. early. 

II. PERSIS,8 bapt. April 26, 1761. 
in. HANNAH,8bapt. Sept. 4, 1763. 

IV. LYDL\,8 bapt. June 30, 1765 ; m. (Int. at Wells Sept. 3, 1797,) 
Asa Iliibhard. 

82. V. REUBTiN, jr.,« bapt. July 26, 1767. 

83. VI. JOSEPH STEVENS," bapt. Aug. 29, 1773, d. Jan. 8, 1838, be- 

queathing his property " to Joseph Cheney Hubbard, son of my 
nephew Reuben Hubbard, $50 at his majority ; to Joseph Chaney 
Littlefield, son of Daniel Littlefield and my niece Hannah, his wife, 
all my real estate " ; all the rest to Daniel Littlefield except one 
yoke of oxen which his father had willed to his brother Reuben. 



33. DANIEL,5 (John,4 Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Newbury March 10, 1737, m. Feb. 17, 1757, Elizabeth dau. 
of Samuel Davis, of Newbury. They joined in a conveyance 
of certain propert}^ derived from him, in 1761. They owned 
the covenant in the West Newbury church Aug. 20, 1758, 
and made their home in that section. He is credited on the 
Parish account-book with repairing the "parish barn," and 
having taken care of the meeting-house, in 1763, 1765 and 
1774. He was one of the Newbury men who responded to 
the "Lexington Alarm," April 19, 1775, and marched that 
night and the following day to Cambridge, ready for what- 
ever might arise ; they were dismissed two days later. He 
appears to be the Daniel Cheney of Newbury who was com- 
missioned 2'^ lieut. of the 4*^ co. of the 7*^ Essex co. regt. 
(Col. Daniel Safford) June 26, 1777. 

[See Appendix, Revolution.] 

" Daniel Cheney of Newbury, Mass. gentleman," with his 
wife Elizabeth, bought land in New Chester, N. H. June 20, 
1796; mortgaged land to Daniel Cheney of New Chester 
Nov. 17, 1798. The mortgage was afterward duly dis- 

Daniel Cheney was one of the inhabitants of Lancaster, 
N. H. who signed a petition to the state, about 1780. 


84. I. M0SES,6 b. Jan. 9, bapt. Aug. 20, 1758. 

85. n. DANIEL,6b. April 17, bapt. April 19, 1761. 

86. ni. JOHN,6 b. July 7, bapt. July 8, 1764. 

87. IV. DAVID,6 b. July 5, bapt. July 12, 1767. 

v. SARAH,6b. Nov. 15, 1770. 
VI. ELIZABETH,6b. May 20, 1773. 

34- DANIEL,5 (Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Haverhill Jan. 10, 1728-9, m. EHzabeth [Betty] Hadley. 
He was a resident of Salem, N. H. in 1763, when he was 
elected to a subordinate office in the town, and in 1765, 
when the notary gave that as his residence, in a deed of land 
in Londonderry which he bought. But he was connected 


with the church of Hampstead, N. H., and there his daughter 
EHzabeth was baptized in 1762 and five other children July 
23» 1777- He bought land in Goffstown, N. H. in 1780, 
and removed thither. In 1784 he mortgaged land " in the 
5*^ range of Oppiscataquog river." He bought a tract of the 
town of Goffstown in 1795, and bought and sold and culti- 
vated large amounts of land. [See Appendix, Revolution.] 


88. I. NATHANIEL,6b. about 1754. 

89. ■ n. JOSEPH,« b. about 1756. 

90. in. ENOCH,« b. about 1758. 

91. IV. JONATHAN DUSTIN,« b. about 1759. 

v. MARY,^ b. 1 761, m. Feb. 2, 1786, Stephen Hadley of Dun- 
barton, N. H. 

VI. ELIZABETH,6 bapt. June 13, 1762, m. May 30, i-jS6, Joseph 
Sargent of Goffstown, N. H. 

VII. MARY,s b. about 1763, m. Oct. 24, 1786, Caleb Mills oi Dun- 
barton, N. H. 
VIII. HANNAH,^ bapt. July 23, 1777, m. Nov. 23, 1786, Timothy 
Sargent^ of Dunbarton, N. H. 

IX. SARAH, 6 [Sally] bapt. July 23, 1777, m. Nov. 26, 1789, Aaron 
Quiwby, of Weare, N. H. 

92. X. DANIEL," bapt. July 23, 1777. 

93. XI. THOMAS,*^ b. Nov. 23, 1774, bapt. July 23, 1777. 
XII. NANNE WEST,« bapt. July 23, 1777. 

35. DUSTON,5 (Thomas/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John/) b. in 
Haverhill May 3, 1731, m. Sarah Mount. He resided at 
Plaistow, N. H. He lived out a long, prosperous and useful 
life, dying at the age of 96 years. 


I. RACHEL," b. Feb. 17, 1755; m. Johfi Williams. Children, reg- 
istered at Hamp.stead, N. H. : Daniel Williams, b. April 10, 
1793; Benjamin Williams, b. Aug. 26, 1798. 

94. II. ELIPHALET,«b. Dec. 5, 1756. 

III. CALEB,8b. Dec. 18, 1758. 

IV. HANNAH," b. May 31, 1761 ; m. Heath. 

95. V. TH0MAS,8 b. April i, 1763. 


96. VI. J0HN,6b. Feb. 19, 1765. 

VII. MARY,*5 b. March 18, 1767, m. Harriinan. 

97. VIII. DUST0N,6b. March 2, 1769. 

98. IX. GILES,6 b. Sept. 8, 1771. 

X. M0SES,6 b. Jan. 3, 1774. 

36. THOMAS,^ (Thomas/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Haverhill July 31, 1733, m. i** Elizabeth Worthan ; m. 2*^, 
before 1770, Hannah . 

He seems to be the person who, as " Thomas Cheney of 
Newburyport," enlisted May 4, 1777 in Now^ell's co. of Tit- 
comb's regiment, and served at Providence, R. I. He and 
his wife owned the covenant at Hampstead, N. H. Nov. 18, 

1764, and "Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cheney", was ad- 
mitted to full communion July 27, 1766. He removed to 
Sutton, N. H. Thei-e Sept. 26, 1805, Peter Cheney and 
Judith Davis of Sutton and Nabby Kebby of Randolph, Vt. 
sold to their mother, Hannah Cheney, all their share in the 
estate of their father, Thomas Cheney, late of Sutton. 


I. JEREDIAH WORTH AN,6 b. Feb. 21, 1763, bapt. at Hamp- 

stead, N. H. Nov. 18, 1764. He sold a tract of land at Suttoa 
to Jonathan Stevens of Warner, N. H. Sept. 26, 1787. 

II. JUDITH,^ b. March 21, bapt. June 6, 1765, m. Davis. 

III. TAMAR,s bapt. Nov. 25, 1765, (perhaps twin with 11.) 

IV. NABBY,^ b. May 12, bapt. July 26, 1767, m. Kebby. 

99. V. PETER,« b. " of Thomas and Hannah," July 18, 1770. 

37. JOHN,-^ (Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Plaistow, N. H., June 2, 1740, m. Ruth Davis. He resided 
in Plaistow, N. H. where he bought land of his father in 

1765, and purchased a tract in Sandown, N. H. in 1782. 
He also bought a tract in Plaistow of Edmund Bayley in 
1770, and sold it in 1787. 

I. BETTY,6 b. Nov. 15, 1769. 

II. RUTH,6 b. May 3, 1773 ; " Ruth Cheney & Jereiniah Bennett,^ 

both of Sandown," were m. Dec. 26, 1793, at Hampstead, N. H. 


III. SARAH, « b. May 13, 1775, d. June 24, 1782. 

IV. JOHN,^b. March 15, 1777; d. early. 
100. V. EZEKIEL,^ b. July 12, 1779. 

VI. JOHN,«b. Dec. 21, 1783; d. March i, 1785. 

38. JAMES,5 (Thomas,* Daniel,^ Damel,^ John,i) b. in 
Plaistow, N. H. Aug. i, 1742, m. at Haverhill July 26, 1764, 
Mary, dau. of Richard and Hannah (Davis) Colby, b. in H. 
July 19, 1739. He bought 10 acres of land in Londonderry, 
N. H. in 1772, resided at Hampstead, N. H. some years, 
and removed about 1778 to Londonderry, where, in 1796, he 
and his wife joined with other heirs of Richard Colby in 
conveying real estate. 


I. HANNAH,** b. Jan. 29, 1768, d. Feb. 25, 1773. 
n. MOLLY, "^ b. Nov. 30, d. Feb. 25, 1769-70. 
ni. JOHN,^ b. Jan. 11, 1772, d. March 11, 1773. 
IV. MOLLY,* b. in Londonderry, N. H. Dec. 26, 1774. 
V. J0SHUA,6 b. March 11, 1778, bapt. Dec. 6, 1778. 
loi. VI. DAVID,6b. July 18, 1780. 

39. JOHN,5 (Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Newbury, April 5, 1739, m. in Haverhill, Nov. 20, 1760, 
Sarah dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Davis) Colby of Haverhill. 
Sept. 8, 1776, John Cheney and Sarah, his wife, sell to Isaac 
Colby their share in "the ; estate of William Davis, late of 
Haverhill, which he gave to his daughter Sarah the wife of 
Isaac Colby of Haverhill." 

He removed to Sanbornton, N. H., and lived on the same 
*' Lot" with his brother Nathaniel a few years; but passed 
away in middle life, Sept. i, 1790. His widow survived 
until March 9, 1809. 


I. SARAH,** b. Aug. i, 1761 ; m. Aug. xyg^, Joseph Leavitt. 
102. II. JOHN," b, Aug. 14, 1763, m. in Haverhill Sept. 20, 1785, Betsey 
Marsh, who d. in Sanbornton, N. H. 
HI. WILLIAM,* b. May 4, 1768, d. Jan. 18, 1769. 
IV, REBECCA," b. June 21, 1769; m, Ebenezer Chase. 
v. KEZIAH,''b. April ii, 1780; va. Jeremiah Gilman j d. June 10, 
1 84 1, much respected, leaving several children. 


40. ISAAC,5 (Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,2John,i) b. in 
Newbury June 3, 1744, ni. in Haverhill Dec. 3, 1767, Abiah, 
dau. of Robert, Jr. and Hannah (Muzzy) Hunkins, b. June 
3, 1744, d. Feb. II, 1823. 

There is, in possession of Mrs. Ellen L. (Cheney) Shepard 
of Chelsea, dau. of Lewis ^ Cheney, an ancient family Bible, 
bearing on its fly-leaf this inscription: "Abiah Cheney's 
book, 1807," containing vital records of the Cheney and 
Hunkins families.* Mr. and Mrs. Cheney resided in Haver- 

* It seems important to perpetuate these records in their original form. 

ISAAC CHENEY } Married Dec. 3d 1767 
ISAAC CHEN EY bom June 3d 1744 
ABIAH HUNKINS bom May 14th 1744 

ISAAC CHENEY Feb. 25th 1769 
ENOCH CHENEY bom Dec. 3d 1770 
SUSANNA CHENEY bom Sept. 21st 1773 
HANNAH CHENEY bom Jan. 2gth 1776 
DAVID CHENEY born Oct. 11, 1778 
POLLY CHENEY bom Aug. 21 1781 
ABIAH CHENEY bom June 17 1786 

[Robert Hunkins, Jr. and Hannah Muzzy were married Dec. 6, 1738.] 

HANNAH HUNKINS bom Oct. 13th 1739 

BENJAMIN HUNKINS bom Sept. 26th 1741 

ABIAH HUNKINS bom May 14th 1744 

SUSANNA HUNKINS bom June 17th 1746 

JOHNATHAN HUNKINS bom Jan. 18 1749 

DAVID HUNKINS born May 20th 1753 

MARY HUNKINS bom March 27th 1756 

ROBERT HUNKINS bom Oct. 8th 1758 

SARAH HUNKINS bom July nth 1762 

LYDIA HUNKINS born July isth 1764 

HANNAH CHENEY died June 6th 1788 

ABIAH CHENEY died Feb. 11 1823 in the 79th year of her age. 

ENOCH CHENEY died March 27th 1827 in the 56th year of his age. 

ISAAC CHENEY died Jan. 6, 1830 in the 86th year of his age. 

ISAAC CHENEY Jun. died May 5th 1853 in the 84th year of his age. 

DAVID CHENEY died Aug. 22d 1856 in the 78th year of his age. 

SISTER RICHARDSON died Dec. 27th 1763 

MOTHER CHENEY died Sept. gth 1778 in the 64th year of her age. 

SISTER BAGLEY died Nov. 28th 1783 

FATHER CHENEY died Dec 12th 1735 

BROTHER JOHN CHENEY died Aug. 31st 1790 

FATHER HUNKINS died Sept. gth 1774 in the 60th year of his age. 
SISTER SNOW died May igth 1790 in the 51st year of her age. 
MOTHER HUNKINS died Aug. 14th 1807 in the 89th year of her age. 
BROTHER DAVID HUNKINS died March 12th 1826 in the 73d year of his age. 
SISTER ELEY died Aug. — th 1826 in the 51st year of her age. 


hill, Mass. in Sanbornton, Dunbarton, Hopkinton, and 
finally in Groton, N. H. They joined the church at Contoo- 
cook (Hopkinton) Sept. ii, 1791, and were dismissed to 
Gorton, where they were honored members. He was a 
prominent citizen, a justice of the peace. He was a man 
of so much progressive spirit and independence that he 
carried through a barn-raising without "treating" his neigh- 
bors with any intoxicating drink, in spite of the old barbarous 
custom. He d. Jan. 6, 1830. 


103. I. ISAAC,« Jr. b. in Haverhill Feb. 25, 1769. 

104. II. EN0CH,6 b. Dec. 3, 1770. 

in. SUSANNA,^ b. Sept. 21, 1773, m. Thomas Temiey j d. Dec. 20, 

IV. HANNAH,« b. Jan. 29, 1776 ; d. June 6, 1788. 

105. V. DAVID," b. Oct. II, 1778. 

VI. POLLY," b. Aug. 21, 1781, m. Aaron Whittlesey, d. May 2, 1846. 
VII. ABIAH," b. June 17, 1786, m. Oct. 19, \%o(y, Joseph Bartlett j 
d. April I, 1 85 1. 

4 1 . NATHANIEL,^ (Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Newbury, Oct. 7, 1747, m. Elizabeth Ela, b. Aug. 4, 

He went to Cambridge on the Lexington alarm, in Capt. 
James Sawyer's co. of Col. James Frye's regt. and served at 
Bunker Hill and elsewhere through the following 8 months. 
His signature is on a Roll in Mass. Archives, dated Dec. 26, 
1775. He served in Col. Nichol's brigade in continental 
service from July 10 to Sept. 19, 1777, and marched from 
Haverhill to Saratoga, N. Y. in October, in Capt. Giles' co. 

He served in Capt. Thomas Cogswell's (2d) co., Lieut. 
Col. Loammi Baldwin's (38th) regt. ; order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Sewall's Point, 
Nov. 9, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Cogswell's co., Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776. 
He signed an order, at Haverhill, Feb. 14, 1780 for the 
payment of a sum of money, " travel allowance," &c. to 


Lt. Samuel Middleton, on his account. He sold land in 
Haverhill in 1772. He became a resident of Sanbornton, 
N. H. according to tradition, in the spring of 1781, " when 
his son Moses was four years old." Was the first occupant 
of Lot No. 42, 2*^ division; an extension of the highway to 
Meredith line passed " 80 rods on Wm. Harper and Nathaniel 
Cheney's line," Aug. 24, 1782. Afterward he sold house, 
barn and 60 acres of land to Wm. Harper for £127, los, in 
Lot 42, and lived on Lot 3, of the i** division. Lived a 
long life. He received a pension for Revolutionary service ; 
d. Aug. 3, 1833. His wife d. Jan. 12, 1832. 


106. I. DANIEL,^ b. June 26, 1770. 

II. ELIZABETH,^ b. June 11, 1772 ; m. Sept. 16, 1798, Noah John- 
son Senier, of Holderness, N. H, 

107. III. MOSES, ^ b. Dec. 15, 1776. 

IV. HANNAH, « b. March 19, 1779; ™- i^* Cwnmings, 1^ 


V. ABIALL,^ b. June 21, 1781 ; m. Ford. 

VI, MOLLY,^ b. Aug. 28, 1783 ; m. Searles. 

VII. NATHANIEL,^ b. Aug. 20, 1785; d. June 19, 1806. 

108. VIII. ISRAEL ELA,6b. June 10, 1788. 

IX. REBECCA,^ b. Oct. 4, 1790 ; m. Oct. 28, 181 3, Ebenezer Bart- 
let t of Compton N. H. 

42. JOHN,5 (John,* John,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. about 1733 
m. i^* in Dedham, March 12, 1766, Ruth Hill, of Sherborn ; 
m. 2^ Nov. 25, 1772, Martha Taft, of Sutton. In his Will, 
dated Sutton, Sept. 9, 1773, he made bequests to his wife, 
his father, and to his children Rhoda and Ruth (" articles 
which had belonged to their own mother.") Jonathan Foster 
of Douglass was the executor. Prob. Oct. 23, 1773. 

I. RH0DA,6 b. in Dedham, March 13, 1767. 
n. RUTH,« b. March 15, 1770. 


43. EPHRAOI,^ (Timothy,^ John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Newton, Aug. i, 1741, m. I'S Oct. 21, 1762, Elizabeth 
Wild, m. 2^\ Jan. 15, 1767, Bathsheba, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Ruth Segur, b. April 10, 1747. He enlisted at Warwick 
early in the spring campaign of 1775 ; received pay at 
Cambridge June 20, 1775 ; was a member of Capt. Dexter's 
CO. of Col. Woodbridge's regt. from Aug. i, 1775- 3 months 
and 8 days. , ^^ J 

He enlisted again May 10, 1777, and served to July 10, 
1777, in Capt. Moses Harvey's co. of Col. David Wells' 
regt. and marched from Athol to Bennington ; the roll is 
dated at Montague. Enlisted from Athol in Capt. Thos. 
Lord's CO. of Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. Aug. 21, 1777, 
and served 10 days, " including 5 days travel." Once more 
he enlisted Sept. 13, 1777, in Greenleafs co.. Col. Job 
Cushing's regt. and served at the taking of Gen. Burgoyne ; 
returned from Tarry town, N. Y. to Athol, Mass. Was 
discharged Nov. 29, 1777. He resided in Roxbury a while 
after marriage ; removed to Cambridge, then to Stow and to 
Lancaster, and afterward to Warwick ; later to Clarendon, 
next to Rutland, Vt. and finally to Brandon, "V^t. 

109. I. EPHRAIM," b. in Roxbury- May 25, 1767. 
II. RUTH,o b. in Stow Aug. 7, 1769. 
ni. HANNAH,« b. in Stow July 22, 1771. 
IV. BATHSHEBA,« b. in Stow June 8, 1773. 
v. ABIGAIL," b. in Stow April 14, 1775. 
VI. EBENEZER," b. in Lancaster, Oct. 29, 1778. 
VII. SILAS," b. Feb. 22, 1780, d. May 13, 1786. 
no. VIII. JOHN," b. in Clarendon, Vt. Oct. 4, 17S2, m. in Shrewsbury, Vt. 
Aug. 9, 1 81 8, Abigail Eastman. 
IX. ANNE," b. in Clarendon, Vt. July 28, 1784. 
X. POLLY," b. in Rutland, Vt. Aug. 28, 1786. 
XI. BETSEY," b. in Rutland, Vt. Sept. 30, 1788. 
XII. JERUSHA," b. at Brandon, Vt. Jan. 29, 1792, d. April 9, 1793. 


44. TIMOTHY,^ (Timothy,^ John,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Newton Oct. 18, 1745, m. Nov. 16, 1767, Susanna Cook, of 
Needham, b. Oct. 8, 1743, being then a resident of Marl- 
borough. He moved several times during his early married 
life. He had a large family of large children. Used to joke 
about his " forty two feet of boys." Maintained a good char- 
acter and did efficient work through troublous times. He was 
a brick and stone mason ; built the first brick house in Rutland, 
Vt. The church records of Lancaster register the baptism 
of four children of " Timothy Cheney who owned the cove- 
nant at Stow." He removed finally to Rutland, Vt. ; re- 
sided on the Main st., where many of his descendants have 
since been born; he d. Feb. 19, 1807. The widow d. June 
9, 1836, at Addison, Vt. 


I. SUSANNAH,^ b. Dec. 7, 1768, d. unmarried, 

n. ENOCH,«b. Nov. 23, 1770. 

111. HI. TIMOTHY,^ b. Sept. 12, 1773, bapt. at Lancaster Aug. 7, 1774. 

112. IV. ELIAKIM,^ b. Sept. 2, bapt. at Lancaster Sept. 10, 1775. 

113. v. ABEL," b. Dec. 2, 1777, bapt. at Lancaster Jan. 4, 1778. 

114. VI. ABNER,'' b. June 6, bapt. at Lancaster June 18, 1780. 

115. VII. HIRAM," b. May 29, 1783. 

116. vm. PRENTISS DANA," b. Jan. 14, 1786. 

45, EDWARD,^ (Timothy ,4 John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 
in Newton Dec. 3, 1752 ; m. in Stow, Jan. 9, 1772, 
Abigail Hale of Stow, b. May 29, 1752. He was then re- 
siding in Marlborough ; but soon his residence changed, for 
"Edward Cheney," marched from "Harvard" in Isaac 
Gates's co., of Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, and served ^yi days. He bought land in 
Dublin, N. H. Aug. 18, 1777 and resided there a while ; 
then went to Brandon, Vt. He bought of Robert Muzzy, 
July 8, 1783, for £20, the lands which had been originally 
laid out to Aaron Brown, and there he spent the remainder 
of his life. He was a deacon of the Baptist church and a 


man of excellent repute. He d. Jan. 24, 1813 ; his widow 
d. March 19, 1841. 


117. I. SAMUEL,^ b. in Stow Jan. II, 1772. 

II. DORCAS,^ b. in Stow July 8, 1773; m. Ephraim Cheney, 
her cousin, d. Aug. 17, 1821. 

118. III. ED\VARD,6 jr., b. Sept. 18, 1777. 
IV. ABIGAIL,^ b. June 20, 1781. 

V. BETSEY,« b. Nov. 5, 1783, va. Joseph Djition, d. July 26, 1822. 

VI. POLLY,«b. March 15, 1786. 

119. VII. ELIJAH," b. Aug. 3, 1788, 
VIII. ELISHA," b. Nov. 17, 1790. 

46. JOHN,5 (Moses,4 John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Newton 
Aug. 26, 1740, m. i^S in Groton, April 6, 1763, Susannah, 
dau. of Joseph Farvvell, Jr. and Mary (Gilson) his wife, b. 
in Groton Aug. 8, 1742. They " owned the covenant " in 
the church together June 19, 1763, and the wife was "re- 
ceived to full communion" July 26, 1767. The four oldest 
children were baptized at Groton ; perhaps the others were at 
Dunstable after their -removal to that town. The wife passed 
away Jan. 17, 1776. Hem. 2^^ Elizabeth [Betsey] Blodget. 
She d. Nov. 26, 1787. He m. 3'^ June 25, 1789, Elizabeth 
dau. of Amaziah and Elizabeth Swallow. She d. in Charles 
town June 6, 1826, aged 66. 

A powder-horn which has come down in the family bears 
the legend: "John Cheney his Horn. Cape Breton Taken 
May 26, 1758." There is no record yet found which gives 
the particulars of his service, but tradition strongly claims 
that he was a soldier in the Louisburg campaign and used 
this horn there. At all events he was a prompt patriot in the 
Revolution ; was a sergeant in Capt. Leonard Butterfield's 
CO., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; left 
place of rendezvous April 28, 1775 ; service, 10 days. He 
entered heartily into the movements of the citizens of Dun- 
stable to raise troops, and himself rendered valuable service. 


We find him 2^ lieutenant of Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co. and i^tlieut. of 
Capt. John Ford's co. in Col. Jonathan Read's regiment July 11, 1776; 
Marching from Chelmsford a fortnight later ; receipting for pay at Ticon- 
deroga Aug. 28"^, Oct. 2^, and Nov. 30*^1, 1776, credited with 143 days 
allowance, and discharged at Albany, N. Y. Jan. i, 1777. During the 
autumn he and other officers were court-martialed for disobedience of 
orders ; but he was " found not guilty," and " acquitted with honors," 
Nov. 2, 1776. [See Archives 55, 55 and 75, Wheeler's Orderly Book.] 
He was afterward commissioned i^* lieut. of Capt. Nath. Lakin's co. of 
Col. John Robinson's regiment, June 27, 1777, for six months, roll dated at 
North Kingston. 

He was a man of public spirit and private virtues ; a most 
worthy man in church and town affairs. He d. Feb. 23, 

The first six recorded in Groton, the remainder in Dunstable. 

120. I. JOHN, 8 b. July 29, 1763. 

H. SUSANNAH,^ b. May 27, 1765, m. Oct. 26, 1784, William 
Parker, of Groton. 

m. MOLLY,« b. Sept. 23, 1767, m. Jan. 25, 1786, Willia?n Blodgett 

of Dunstable. 
IV. LUTHER,^ b. April 2, 1770, d. in infancy. 
V. TIRZA,« b. March 17, 1773, d. in 1775. 

121. VI. LUTHER,6b. July 7, 1775. 
vn. SARAH,6b. Feb. 25, 1778. 

VIII. REBECCA,^ b. April 3, 1779, m. March 16, 1806, John Lowell; 
removed to Connecticut, d. Sept. 8, 1848. 

122. IX. ISAAC,6 b. Sept. 23, 1780. 

X. ABIGAIL,6b. Aug. 6, i7%2,xa.?ir. Henry Lowell, d. Nov. 26, 1867. 
XI. BETSEY,6 b. Oct. 31, 1790, mar. Abijah Smith. 

123. XII. KENDALL,^ b. May 16, 1792. 

XIII. RH0DA,6 b. Dec. 17, 1800, m. Henry Lawrence, of Harvard ; 

resided at Charlestown, Mass. and Manchester, N. H. 

XIV. MARINDA,« b. Aug. 13, 1805, remained single ; d. in Feb. 1889. 


47. MOSES,5 (Moses,* John,3 Daniel,^ John,i ) b. in New- 
ton, Feb. 28, 1764, m. July 4, 1782, Lucy, dau. of Capt. 
Ichabod Dexter, b. June 6, 1762, d. May 20, 1833. He d. 
April 7, 1833. He was a farmer and carried on a saw-mill 
and grist-mill at Newton. He removed to Orange about 
1790. He is mentioned on the Orange records, ("Moses 
Cheney, junior,'') as one of the residents of the second school 
district of that town in 1791. He was a town officer on 
occasions, one of the assessors, &c. 

I. MILLY,6 b. March 24, 1784, m. David Holden,di.'M.zrQh. 18, 181 7 
n. SAMUEL,^ b. March 11, 1786, d. in March, 1796. 

124. ni. LUTHER,6 b. May 9, 1788. 

IV, HANNAH,^ b. Oct. 24, 1789; m. Nathaniel Parmeter. 
V. ABIGAIL,^ b. March 18, 1792; m. Nathan Parmeter. 

125. VI. MOSES,« jr., jr., b. May 22, 1794; m. Feb. 4, 1823, Ruth, dau. of 

Nathan and Ruth (French) Cheney, (Descendants of William of 
Roxbury, 95, xii.) Removed to Potsdam, N. Y. 
VII. LUCY,^ b. Aug. 13, 1796, d. in infancy. 

126. vin. SAMUEL,6b. Sept. 17, i797- 

127. IX. JOHN,« b. Feb. 26, 1802. 

128. X. EDWARD THURBER,^ b. July 31, 1804, m. July 30, 1825, 

Mary Johnson, who d. Aug. 10, 1883. He was an eclectic 
physician; rem. to Liverpool, N. Y. ; d. June 28, 1884. 
XI. RH0DA,6b. Sept. 27,1806; m. April 3, 1825, Ada>?is French. 

43. DANIEL,^ (William,^ John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Newton Oct. 30, 1749, ""^- ^'^ Waltham May 14, 1780, Mary 
Miller. He resided at Newton, though he gained proprietary 
rights in Sudbury Vt. which he sold, Feb. 2, 1779, to " Asa 
Smith, formerly of Weston, Mass., but now resident in Clar- 
endon, Vt." He served one day at Cambridge on the Lex- 
ington Alarm ; seems * to be the man who was a private in 

•Cheney, Daniel. Private, Capt. Caleb Kimball's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; 
enlisted Nor. 13, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 22 days; company detached to guard Gen. 
Burgoyne's army at Winter Hill. 

Chanbv, Danikl. Private, Capt. Samuel Waterhouse's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; 
marched from home March 30, 1778; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at Winter Hill; company detached 
from militia to serve until July 3, 1778. 

Cheney, Daniel. Private, Capt. Stephen Jenkins's co.. Col. Jacob. Gerrish's regt. ; enlisted 
Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, i mo. 20 days, travel included ; company detached 
from militia of Suffolk and Essex counties to reinforce army under Gen. Washington. 


Capt. Lawson Buckminster's (2*) co., Col. Abner Perry's 
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; 
service, 14 days, travel included, on an alarm at Rhode 
Island. [See Appendix, Revolution.] He d. Dec. 27, 1831. 

I. BETSEY,^ b. March 17, 178 1, d. in infancy. 
n. BETSEY,« b. March 3, 1782, m. Dec. 20, 18 10, Walter Mc- 

ni. POLLY, ^ b. June 12, 1786, m, Jan. 10, 1814, David Young, of 

49. WILLIAM,^ (William,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 
April II, 1752, m. April 25, 1782, Sarah Bartlett. Resided 
in Newton. He marched on the Lexington alarm and served 
I day in Capt. Fuller's co. He w^as also in Nathan Fuller's 
CO. of Col. W'". Bond's regt. " in the 8 months service " ; was 
at Prospect Hill Oct. 29, 1775 ; he also served at Winter Hill 
from July 2, 1778 in Nathan Sargent's co., Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. and was discharged July 17, 1778; time, 15 days. 
Corporal, Capt. Isaac Gage's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Webb's 
regt. ; marched Sept. 5, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1781 ; 
service, 3 mos. 10 days, near West Point ; company detached 
from Col. Dana's regt. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 
months. Roll sworn to in Middlesex co. 

He d. July — , 1786. His widow d. Jan. 31, 1803. 

129. J0NATHAN,6b. July 10, 1783. 

50. ELISHA,^ (Joseph,* Joseph,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Newton July 18, 1757, m. I'S Jan. 18, 1781, EHzabeth Eddy, 
b. in 1759; she d. Dec. 26, 1790. He m. 2'\ July 21, 1791, 
Sarah, dau. of Dea. Jonas Stone. She d. Oct. 5, 1800. 
Her father bequeathed a portion of his estate to her children 
in 1805, amounting to about $200 apiece above costs of ad- 
ministration. He m. 3"^, Abigail [Nabby] , who d. at 

Royalston March 13, 1816, aged 51 years. Elisha Cheney 
was a private in the co. of Capt. Jere. Wiswall in Col. Hatch's 
regt. at the Lexington alarm, and served 4 days ; afterward 


was drummer in the same company when it " marched by 
order of Gen. Washington at the taking of Dorchester 
Heights" March 4-9, 1776. He resided some years at 
Ro5'^alston ; kept a tavern ; in later years removed to Wor- 
cester : there he died May 25, 1806. 

I. MARY,6b. Dec. 26, 1781. 

n. SARAH,6 [" Sally ^'], b. June 29, 1783, m. March 17, 181 1, 
Stephen Keyes. 

130. HI. JOSEPH, « b. Oct. 19, 1784, m. in Worcester Aug. 31, 1808, 

Sarah Merrifield. Was residuarj' legatee of his brother 
Artemas in 1826. 
IV. BETSEY,6 b. April 2, 1786. 

131. V. ELISHA,6 b. May 2, 1787. 

VI. EBENEZER,6 b. Sept. 9, 1789, d. April 17, 1795. 
VII. ANNA,*5 b. Dec. 13, 1790. 

132. VIII. JONAS ST0NE,6b. May 8, 1792. 

133. IX. AMOS S.,« b. Sept. 27, 1793. 

X. ARTEMAS,^ b. Jan. 10, 1795. He was a merchant; he was 
buried in Cambridge May 24, 1826. In his will he made be- 
quests to his " brothers " Amos and Ebenezer, his " half- 
brothers " Joseph and Elisha, and his half-sister, Mrs. Sarah 
Keyes ; also to Gen. Ebenezer Cheney and to Henry H. Childs, 
son of his business partner, Nathan Childs of Cambridge. 
He made his half-brother Joseph residuary legatee. 

XI. SUKEY,«b. Sept. 9, 1796. 

XII. EBENEZER,« b. March 23, 1798. 

XIII. NABBY,« b. in 1799, d. July 11, 1800. 

XIV. NABBY,6b. March 4, 1802, d. Dec. 16, 1803. 

134. XV. STEPHEN,6 b. Jan. 16, 1804. 

XIV. NABBY B0WKER,8 b. July 31, 1805, d. Feb. 27, 1806. 

5 I . Gen. EBENEZER,^ ( Joseph,* Joseph,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. May, 22, 1759, m. i"* Nov. 19, 1782, Ehzabeth dau. of 
Caleb and Esther (Townsend) Kingsbury* of Needham. 

• Dec. 24, 1806 he made deposition to the fact tliat his wife, Klizabeth, was a daughter of Caleb 
and Esther (Townsend) Kingsbury, and that Mrs. Kingsbury was a sister of Gregory Townsend, a 
native of Needham, who had recently died at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Asa Kingsbury, a brother of 
Mrs. Cheney, was administrator of tlie estate of Gregory Townsend, and it was a part of that adminis- 
tration to secure evidence of the relationships of his heirs. 


She d. Dec. 17, 1803, and her fortune, — a legacy, — in- 
vested in a Bank of England annuity of £457 : 2 : 8, was 
administered upon by him Dec. 9, 1808. He m. (2*^) 
April 30, 1805, Abigail Wood. He served as private in Capt. 
Abraham Pierce's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards ; 
joined Jan. 13, 1778; service to April 3, 1778, 2 mos., at 
Cambridge. Also in Capt. Joseph Fuller's (2d Newton) co., 
Col. Thatcher's regt. ; marched to Cambridge Sept. 2, 1778, 
to guard British troops; discharged Sept. 4, 1778; service, 
3 days; also^ Private, Capt. Edward Fuller's co., Col. Wil- 
liam Mcintosh's regt.; entered camp March 19, 1778; dis- 
charged April 16, 1778; service, 29 days, at Roxbury ; roll 
dated Newton. Also in Capt. Samuel Healy's co., Col. John 
Jacobs (Light Infantry) regt.; enlisted Sept. 22, 1779; dis- 
charged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 2 mos. 6 days, travel in- 
cluded, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to in Middlesex co. 

Gen. Cheney was very active in the incorporation of the 
South Burial Ground in 1802, and in the erection of the 
"new meeting-house" in 1803-5. His son, Mr. Royal 
Cheney has in his possession a commission issued by Gov. 
Caleb Strong June 10, 1806, appointing " Ebenezer Cheney 
Esquire" "Brigadier General of the First Brigade in the 
Third Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth " of 
Massachusetts. On the back is the certificate of Nathan 
Fuller, justice of the peace, of Gen. Cheney's taking the 
qualifying oath, July 17, 1806. He was a representative to 
the General Court from 1808 to 1817. He was a member 
of the Committee of the General Court which produced the 
Remonstrance against the Embargo Act in 1808 ; may have 
written the document. He was a delegate to the Consti- 
tutional Revision convention in 1820. He d. Feb. 27, 1853. 


I. EBENEZER,^ b. May 12, 1784, m. Maria Joy of Charleston 
S. C. He removed to South Carolina; was a merchant. A 
son, Stockton,'^ entered the Confederate army and died during 
the war. He returned to Newton in war time and died there. 


II. LUCRETIA,6b. May 15, 1786; m. Jan. 13, 1818, in Newton, 
Charles Hastings, of Boston. 

III. ELIZABETH KINGSBURY,^ b. April 24, 1806; m. Nov. 3, 

1825, Daniel Rice, of Dedham. 

IV. JULIA ANN MARIA,« b. July 14, 1807; m.6'a;«z^t'/^. C//^«(?y. 

He d. Feb. 4, 1844. 
V. HENRIETTA ROGERS,^ b. April 25, 1809; d. Nov. 5, 1825. 

136. VI. JONATHAN HOMER,^ b. Aug. 21, 1811. 

VII. NANCY CURTIS,« b. March 26, 1813, d. in Worcester March 
17, 1S61. 

VIII. ABIGAIL HALL,6b. March 26, 1815; m. Fuller. 

IX. SUSAN,« b. June 3, 1817. 
X. MIRA,6b. March 16, 1819. 

137. XI. R0YAL,6 b. July 6, 1822. 

138. XII. RUFUS ELLIS,6 b. July 22, 1824, m. Aug. 19, 1852, Elizabeth 

Graham, dau. of Edward Underbill, b. in Rochester, N. H. in 
182S. He was a machinist. 

52. JAMES,5 (James,-* Joseph,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. June 
28, 1749. 

James Cheney, of the fourth parish in Dedham, marched 
on the Lexington alarm, serving 3 da3^s. This "fourth 
parish " became the town of Dover after the Revokition. In 
its records we find that "James Cheney" received from the 
town, May 5, 1778 "twenty eight pounds, for one hundred 
and fifty Days guarding Burgoyns troops." " James 
Cheeney " is put down as lieutenant in the 3'^ Mass. regt. 
Jan. I, 1777 : and still in service in January, 1780. 

He was livincj in 1802 at the distribution of his father's 
estate ; but I find no evidence of his having married. 

53. JOHN,s (James,* Joseph,-^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in New- 
ton April 6, 1755, m. in N. Nov. 26, 1789, Hannah Adams. 

His home was in Dover, formerly the "Fourth Parish in 
Dedham." He enlisted in Capt. Ebenezer Battles c6. on 
the Lexington alarm and served 11 days. Again, under the 
same captain, March 23, 1778, in Col. W" Mcintosh's regt. 
he served at Roxbury 15 days. He was corporal of Cutting's 
CO. of the same regt. i mo. 16 days, at Rhode Island, from 


Aug. I, 1778. The town of Dover voted £5, 2 shillings 
apiece to him and 8 others, May 22, 1778, for services ren- 
dered previous to that date. He seems to be the John Cheney 
who joined Capt. Jas. Mann's co. of Col. Bullard's regt. on 
the " Bunker Hill Alarm," June 15, 1775, and the person who 
enlisted at Natick (adjoining town) in Capt. Caleb Brook's 
CO. of Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. Nov. 27, 1775. The name 
of John Cheney appears on the Natick tax-list for 1775 and 
neither before or afterward. In the treasurer's book he is 
credited also with having "served one turn at Dorchester 
Heights, two months," July 30, 1776, for which he received 
£2, 8 shillings. The record of this service was made in 
1778, when the town took action to pay its defenders. John 
Cheney and " Susanna" his wife joined in a deed of land 
with other heirs of Benjamin and Sarah White, Aug. 6, 1795. 


I. J0HN,6 b. Nov. 9, 1790. 

n. 0LIVE,6 b. July 18, 1792; d. at Dedham May 28, 1857. Her 
will devised all her property to D^. Jeremy Stinson in trust for 
her niece, Fanny Jane Pond, for her life use ; then to Mary Hill 
Towne or her children. James Cheney of Flatland, N. Y. and 
Sally Houghton of Saugus, Mass. consented to the probate. 

in. HANNAH,^ b. May 2, 1794, m. John Wade, d. in West Rox- 

IV. FANNY,^ b. July 22, 1796, m. i^t John Frost of Dedham. 
Children: (i) Mary Hill Frost, b. Dec. 10, 1821, m. John Her- 
rick Towne of Salem, July 10, 1842, (2) George Henry Frost, b. 
Jan. 16, 1823, m. i^*, Olive C. Pond, and had Mary Cheney 
Frost, Charles Henry Frost and George Edmund Frost; m. 2^, 
Nov. 28, 1855, Susan M. Pond, sister of his former wife, and 
had Everett Preston Frost, Herbert Adelbert Frost, Walter 
Eugene Frost, Nellie M. Frost, and Henry Adelbert Frost; (3) 
John Frost, b. Jan. 2, 1829, was drowned Aug. 3, 1843. 
v. JAMES,6 b. . 

VI. SALLY,6 b. , m. Houghton. 

54. JOSEPH,^ (James,* Joseph,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 1761 ; 
m. [Int. entered] March 23, 1782, Susannah Wadsworth. 
He enlisted in Capt. Battle's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt. Dec. 


II, 1776, and served 19 days at Castle Island. His home 
was in the fourth parish or precinct of Dedham, afterward 
incorporated as Dover. There we find the record May 5, 
1778 that " An order was granted to James Cheney, Joseph 
Cheney and Nathaniel Mellen for one hundred and fifty 
Days guarding Burgoyns troops, twenty eight pounds each." 
This was in Capt. ]Mayr's co. of Col. Brook's regt. from Nov. 
4, 1777, onward. He bought 12 acres of land in Dedham 
April 20, 1793- Mortgaged a tract in Dover in 1802 and 
cleared it in 1805. His name was on the U. S. Pension 
roll in Hillsboro Co. N. H. in 1819 and in that for Norfolk 
CO. Mass., April 12, 1833, having a pension of $37.98 per 
annum. He sold a tract of land in Dover in 1798 and 
another in 181 3, his wife signing with him. 

He sold land in the westerly part of Dedham to his daughter 
Polly Richards, Jan. 29, 1828, which he had bought of 
John Fisher. 

He died at the house of his son. Rev. Martin Cheney, at 
Olneyville, R. I. in 1834. 


141. I. JOSEPH,6 d. in Providence, R. I., in March 181 7. 

142. n. MARTIN,«b. Aug. 29, 1792. 

ni. POLLY, ^ b. April 2, 1796, m. Ira Richards of Dedham. Chil- 
dren : (i) Lewis Richards, (2) Selina Richards, (3) Fanny Rich- 
ards, (4) Ira Richards. 

IV. LUCY,*^ b. at Dover Nov. 9, iSoo, m. Dec. 29, 1S25, Jonathan 
Miinroe Wibnarth. Children: (i) Ellen Cheney Wilmarth, b. 
July 6, 1827, m. in July, 1850, Daniel Nettleton ; children: 
[i.] Lucy E. Nettleton, b. May 27, 1851, m. April 12, 1881, 
Arthur C. Bradley; resides in Newport, N. H.; [ii.] Fred. 
H. Nettleton, b. Feb. 12, 1861 ; (2) Ann M. Wilmarth, b. 
Nov. 3, 1829, m. Q. A. Gilmore; (3) (4) and (5) d. in infancy; 
(5) Thomas W. Wilmarth, b. Sept. 3, 1843. Mrs. Lucy 
(Cheney) Wilmarth d. March 21, 185 1. 

B5. ASA,^ (Nathaniel,'* James,'^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Sutton, Oct. 10, 1779; m. Abigail, dau. of Caleb and 
Elizabeth Kendrick. He bought land in Needham Nov. 13, 


1810. May 18, 1822 he joined his wife in a conveyance of 
her share in Iier mother's estate for $501. He returned from 
Needham to Sutton in 1822, where Benj. Stack sold Mrs. 
Cheney a tract of land for $250. He d. Nov. 10, 1825 ; 
the widow administered on his estate Nov. 17, following. 
Jonathan Day was appointed guardian of Elizabeth, and 
Lauren Kingsbury of Henry, Harriet and Charlotte. The 
widow d. in 1845. 

I. ABIGAIL,^ b. March 19, 1807 ; m. Michael Mcintosh. 
n. ELIZABETH,« b. July 5, 1810 ; m. Davis C. Mills. 
m. MARY,6 b. Jan. 16, 1813 ; d. Dec. 9, 1818. 

IV. SALLY,^ b. Aug. 22, 1815; was killed by the accidental dis- 

charge of a gun Feb. 28, 1822. 


56. JOSEPH,^ (Nathaniel,* James,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 

May 26, 1781, m. Charlotte . He was a carpenter; 

resided in Leicester. 


LAURA A.,^ b. 1824; m. in Worcester, April 23, i860, 

Amasa Wheelock, of Spencer, b. 1818. 

57. CYRUS,5 (James,* James,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
1766, m. i'\ Mary (" Polly ")— . She d. Feb. 29, 1820 ; he 
m. 2*^, Oct. 24, 1820, Mrs. Betsey Smith, also of Phillipston. 
Was deacon of the church in Holden. [Damon's Hist. Hol- 
den, 73, 142.] 


I. MARY,6 b. in Phillipston Jan. 4, 181 6; m. Jan. 24, 1837, 

Leonard Brown, of P. 
II. HARRIET,^ b. in Phillipston Feb. 25, 181 7. 
III. POLLY,« b. in Phillipston Dec. 22, 1821 ; m. Sept. 16, 1841, 
Charles H. Baker. 
145. IV. CYRUS,6 b. in Phillipston Aug. 21, 1823. 

V. SARAH,^ b. in Phillipston Sept. 7, 1825 ; m. Rev. Aiken j 

went in 1853 to Syria as a missionary. 
VI. R0WENA,6 b. in Phillipston Nov. 12, 1827. 


58. HEZEKIAH,^ (James,^ James,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 
Auor. 4, 1771, m. i^S March 18, 1796, Sally Swan, of Gerry; 
she d. in Concord April 2, 1806, aged 28. He m. 2^, (pub- 
lished April 9, 1808) Hephzibah Mulliken, of Concord. 


146. I. JOHN MILTON,« b. Aug. 29, 1797. 

II. SALLY,*^ m. J^e7'. Benjamin Frothingham Emerson; survives, 
at an advanced age ; resides at Amherst, where her step-son, 
Professor Emerson, is an honored instructor in the College. 

ni. ELMIRA.6 iv. ELIZA.« 

59. JAMES,^ (James,-* James,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. ^^g^ 
28, 1773, m. Elizabeth Seaver. He resided in Phillipston. 


147. I. LORENZO,«b. Nov. 12, 1806. 

148. n. JAMES HENRY,« b. July 21, 1813 ; resided in Maynard. 

149. III. CYRUS,« b. in Phillipston May i, 1818, d. in Athol May 9, 1891. 
IV. SARAH,6b. Sept. 27, i8i5,d. Oct. 7, 1815. 

60. BENJAMIN,^ (Nicholas,^ Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. 
in Newbury, April 13, 1725, m. Nov. 6, 1753, Judith Holman. 
When a young man he went up into New Hampshire for a 
while; was one of the residents of " Souhegan West" who 
protested against the conduct of non-resident proprietors, 
Jan. 27, 1748. He bought a tract of land in Rowley in 1765, 
other tracts in Newbury at various times ; and received one 
in Newbury, house, barn, 30 acres of land, &c. from his 
father, Nov. 26, 1773, for " love and one hundred pounds in 
money." These tracts he sold and removed to Londonderry, 
N. H. While at Byfield he suffered the loss of four chil- 
dren in one sad month ; but he lived to have others and 
to find morning folhnv night. He served in Samuel Water- 
house's CO., Jacob Gerrish's regt. 3 mos. and 4 days from 
March 30, 1778, in a regiment on guard duty at Winter Hill ; 
enlistment expired July 3, 1778. 



I. JUDITH,6 bapt. Sept. 8, 1754, d. June 6, 1761. 

II. M0LLY,6 bapt. Dec. 12, 1756, d. June 12, 1761. 

III. ABIGAIL,^ bapt. Feb. 4, 1759, d. June 30, 1761. 

IV. BENJAMIN,^ bapt. Sept. 28, 1760, d. June 25, 1761. 

151. V. BENJAMIN,6 b. Feb. 27, 1763. 

VI. JUDITH,6 b. Aug. 9, 1764. 

152. VII. ABEL,« bapt. April 10, 1768. 

153. VIII. SAMUEL,« bapt. May 6, 1769. 

154. IX. GERSHOM.e b. May 13, 1770. 

6 I . BENJAMIN,^ (Benjamin/ Peter,^ Peter,^ John/) b. 
in East Hartford, Conn. " Sept. 8, 1725, Wednesday," m. 
Deborah, dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah (Pitkin) Olcott. 
They "owned the covenant" in the East Hartford church 
Dec. 31, 1758. He was a clock-maker, as was his brother 
Timothy. He resided in East Hartford until the close of the 
century, when he removed to Berlin. He d. May 15, 1815. 
Mrs. Cheney survived him, and d. Nov. 3, 1819, aged 80 



155. II. ELISHA,^ bapt. Jan. 11, 1770. 
ni. MARTIN.6 


V. SUSANNAH,^ m., Asahel Colton of Chicopee, as his second 
wife; she d. Feb. 11, 1810. 

156. VI. RUSSELL,« b. Jan. 12, 1772. 


VIII. ALLEN,'' b. 1775, d. March 7, 181 5, " ae. 40." 

62. ABIEL,5 (Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. in 
East Hartford, Conn. "Thursday," May 18, 1727, m. July 
7, 1748, Esther Andrews. He was a boat-builder and re- 
moved to a point on the east side of the Connecticut river now 
included in Portland, but within the limits of Middletown till 


1767, then of Chatham until 1841. He was one of the se- 
lectmen of Chatham upon its incorporation and in other 
offices afterward. Owned considerable land at "Wangum 
meadow " and vicinity. 


157. I. CHARLES,« b. July 31, I749- 

158. n. BENJAMIN,«b. Sept. 13, 1751. 

159. ni. ABIEL,« b. Jan. 6, 1754. 

160. IV. J0EL,6b. Aug. 22, 1756. 

V. ESTHER,6 b, Aug. 15, 1758. 

161. VI. DANIEL,6 b, Oct. 28, 1760. 

vn. RUTH,6 b. May i, 1762, m. Sept. 21, 1775, David Bates of 
Portland, Conn.; he was b. June 24, 1754 and d. Oct. 21, 181 1. 
Children: (i) Charles Bates, b. June 22, 1776, (2) Hannah 
Bates, b. Dec. 9, 1778, (3) Ruth Bates, b. May 13, i78o,m. Oct. 
6, 1798, Samuel Hall of Chatham, Conn., (4) Esther Bates, b. 
April 24, 1 784, (5) Errick Bates, b. July 4, 1 784, d. Oct. 20, 1 8 1 1 . 

162. vm. AM0S.6 IX. BETSEY.6 

63. TIMOTHY,^ (Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. 
at East Hartford, Conn. Monday, May 10, 1731, m. i*S Jan. 
19, 1758, Mary, dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah (Pitkin) 
Olcott, b. in 1738, d. April 4, 1786. He m. 2^, May 9, 1787, 
Martha, dau. of Matthew and Martha (Perkins) Loomis, and 
widow of Lemuel White of East Hartford, b. March 2, 1740, 
d. Jan. 28, 1803. Timothy Cheney "acknowledged his 
covenant" and thus united with the East Hartford church 
Oct. 27, 1758, and his children were dul}^ baptized in their 

His home was in the " Five Miles " district, which became 
entitled " Orford " first, and incorporated as Manchester, 
later. He was clerk of "Orford Ecclesiastical Society," at 
its establishment in 1792. He rendered good service in the 
militia of his town, was elected captain, and was detailed by 
request of Gen. Washington, tradition says, to make powder- 
sieves for the army ! He d. Sept. 27, 1795. 



164. I. TIMOTHY,^ b. Oct. 8, bapt. Oct. 29, 1758. 

II. ELIZABETH,6 b. Nov. 21, 1759, bapt. July 6, 1760, d. Oct. 

9, 1787. 
HI. MARY,6 b. Dec. 25, 1761, bapt. May 2, 1762, d. June 2, 1775. 
IV. ASAHEL,fi b. Aug. 6, bapt. Oct. 4, 1763, d. June 11, 1764. 

165. V. GE0RGE,6b. Dec. 20, 1771. 

VI. CLARISSAjS b. July 5, 1774, d. July 28, 1850, m. Dec. 20, 1795, 
Joseph Pitkin^ son of Elisha and Hannah Pitkin, and grandson 
of Col. Joseph and Mary (Lord) Pitkin. He was b. April 7, 
1772, and d. March 14, 1838. She d. July 28, 1850. Children: 
(I) Hannah Pitkin, b. Sept. 11, 1796, m. George C. Skinner. (2) 
Elisha Pitkin, b. Dec. 21, 1799, d. Jan. 18, 1821. (3) Clarissa 
Pitkin, b. Jan. 26, 1802, m. Frederic Woodbridge. (4) Seth Lord 
Pitkin, b. Feb. 28, 1804, m. Catharine Pitkin, d. Sept. 28, 1855. 

(5) Nelson Pitkin, b. July 18, 1806, m. Mary Pope Perkins et als. 

(6) Elizabeth Pitkin, b. April 24, 1810, m. Austin C. Penfield. 

(7) Mary Pitkin, b. Jan. 27, 1814, m. Joel B. Penfield. 
VII. POLLY,^ b. May 19, 1781, ra. Roswell Pitkin. 

64. SILAS, s (Benjamin,^ Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. ^t 
East Hartford, Ct. Tuesday, March 19, 1734, m. Nov. 12, 
1766, Sarah Ely. They " owned their covenant" in the East 
Hartford church March 27, 1768. He d. Sept. 5, 1791, and 
she m. 2^ Capt. Cone of Bolton, Ct. She was a dau. of 
Capt. Richard and Margaret (Olcott) Ely of Lyme, Ct. b. 
June 17, 1746. She d. March 17, 1817. 

I. SARAH,^ b. July 4, 1 768, m. Horace Nichols ; residence. Middle- 
bury, Vt. 

166. II. CALVIN, 6 b. June 19, 1770. 

III. HANNAH, 6 b. May 3, 1772, m. i^' Philo Gregory, and 2^ 

Joseph Sherwood ; d. at Chester, N. Y. 

IV. OLIVE, ^ b. March 16, 1774, m. Newton. 

167. V. SILAS ELY,6b. Feb. 12, 1776. 

65. MOSES,5 (Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in 
Newbury, Nov. 26, 17 15 ; m. Oct. 23, 1740, Sarah Whiton, 
of Rowley. 


He bought a house and tract of land Dec. i8, 1754, " in 
that part of Newbury called Bylield," and there he d. Feb. 
21, 1759, " of a consumptive disorder." 

He left but a small property ; and his wife, first having 
petitioned for the appointment of her eldest son, Elias, as ad- 
ministrator, Dec. 26, 1763, reconsidered the following year, 
and thought she would attend to it, if, forsooth, it was 
necessary for so " little " an estate ! 


168. I. ELIAS,6 b. in Newbury Feb. 20, baptized in Byfield Feb. aStii, 


169. II. MOSES, « bapt. in Byiield Sept. i, 1745. 

III. SARAH, ^ bapt. in Byfield June 7, 1747, d. early. 

170. IV. JONATHAN.^ bapt. in Byfield March 5, 1748-9. 

V. SARAH,« bapt. in Byfield Oct. 28, 1750. 
VI. MARY,*^ bapt. in Byfield Nov. 26, 1752. 
VII. EDMUND,« bapt. in Byfield Nov. 17, 1754; d. Oct. 12, 1758, 

" of a fever, worms & y^ Canker humour." 
VIII. RACHEL,^ bapt. in Byfield April 10, 1757; d. Aug. 14, 1761. 

66. NATHANIEL,^ (Edmund,^ John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. 
in Newbury, Sept. 2, 1717 ; m. in Newbury, Aug. 19, 1741, 
Lydia Bartlett, of Newbury. He lived at first in Newbury ; 
then removed to Plaistow, N. H., in 1747, and there was an 
*' inn-holder." He bought land in Plaistow of Ebenezer and 
Ruth White, in 1769 : and sold land in PI. to his son, Nathaniel, 
in 1779. 


I. ELIZABETH,* b. May 21, bapt. at West Newbury church May 

27, 1744. 
II. RICHARD,« b. Jan. 27, bapt. Feb. 2, 1745-6. 

171. III. RICHARD," bapt. Oct. 11,1746-7, 

172. IV. NATHAN I EL,« b. in Plaistow, N. H. Dec. 17, 1748. 

v. ABIGAIL,8 b. in Plaistow, N. H. Aug. 26, 1751. 

67. EDMUND,^ (Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,0 b. in 
Newbury May 15, 1719, was published Dec. 30, 1738, to 


Hannah Carpenter, but no record of mar. has been found; 
he m. in Newbury Oct. 9, 1740, Susanna Middleton, b. 
in 17 13, who lived to be the mother of five daughters; she 
d. May 18, 1753, " of maHgnant pleurisy." She was a mem- 
ber of the Byfield church. He m. 3'^ in Bradford, Aug. 12, 
1756, Rebecca Hardy. He resided in Byfield parish. 

I. MARY,6 bapt. March 6, 1742-3. 
n. DOROTHY,6 b. Oct. 28, 1744. 
ni. SUSANNA,^ bapt. Nov. 29, 1747. 
IV. MEHETABEL,« bapt. Feb. 11, 1749-50, m. Oct. 11, 1770, 

Stephen Blasdell. 
V. KEZIA,^ bapt. Jan. 12, 1752. 

68. PETER,5 (Edmund,^ John,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in the 
Byfield parish, Newbury, April 3, and bapt. April 9, 1721, 
m. in Bradford, April i, 1742, Rose Hardy. 

They lived in the eastern part of Bradford, now Boxford ; 
were " received to full communion " in the Second Parish 
church Aug. 27, 1742. Richard Hardy sold a tract of land 
to his " neer Kinsman, Peter Cheny " Feb. i, 1744. Peter 
and Rose quitclaimed land, with John and Esther Wool, to 
heirs of John Atwood, May 17, 1768. 


I, BETTY," b. Oct. 9, 1743,111. Nov. 10, 1762,, Jesse Rollins of 

n. SUSANNAH," b. Nov. 29, 1746, m. Oct. 16, 1766, in Newbury, 
John Cheney. 

m. HEPHZIBAH," b. Nov. 13, 1749, i"- Dec. 5, 1776, Thomas 
Smith of Rowley. 

173. IV. THOMAS," b. Sept. 29, 1758. 

174. V. SAMUEL," bapt. Dec. 19, 1762. 

175. VI. JAMES," bapt. Jan. 11, 1767. 
VII. MARY," bapt. Jan. 11, 1769. 


69. JOHN,5* (Edmund,* John,^ Peter,2 John,i) b, j^ By- 
field — Rowley, bapt. Sept. 23, 1733, m. i^S Oct. 16, 1766, 
Susanna, dau. of Peter ^ Cheney of Bradford, m. 2^, June 5, 
1773, Mary Smith, of Rowley, m. 3'\ March 16, 1790, 
widow [Susanna] Honyford. He d. Jan. 16, 1818. He 
had a homestead with 5 acres of ground in Newbury, 6 acres 
in another place; 12 acres of peat meadow and woodland in 
Rowley, and 10 acres of pasture land in Bradford; one small 
building standing on the highway ; two pews in the gallery 
of Byfield meeting-house, and many articles of personal 
effects; which were appraised at a little less than $2,000. 
The widow's dower was set off in March ; and Feb. 6, 1827, 
the remainder was divided to the children (except Jacob who 
is not mentioned in the probate documents.) 

All baptized July i, 1792 ; the dates of their birth not recorded. 
I. DEBORAH," m. [published June 26, 1802,] Enoch Mooers, oi 

II. MOSES, *^ d. April i, 1830; estate adm. by Enoch Moody in 

III. ENOCH," d. April 9, 1843. 
176. IV. JACOB," b. in 1775. 

VI. SUSANNA," m. Dec. 2, 1824, John IV. Jewett, of Rowley. 

70. TRISTRAM,^ (John,4 john,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. in 
Weston, Oct. 14, 1726, m. in Sudbury Nov. 28, 1745, Mar- 
garet, t dau. of Edward Joyner. He grew up in the toil- 

•Chbnkv, John, Newbury. Private, Capt. Jacob Gerrish's co., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 6 days; also, Capt. Jacob Gerrish's co.. Col. Moses Little's 
(17th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, 
company return [probably Oct., 1775]; age, 31 yrs.; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Dec. 30, 1775. 

t Margaret Joyner was received to the Sudbury church June g, 1745. It has been stated again 
and again that Margaret Joyner's mother was a daughter of Noah Clap; and also that Tristram 
Cheney's mother was one of that family. But the latest investigations of Rev. W. F. Cheney show 
that William Joyner, the only child of Kdward named in Dea. Clap's Will, was the husband of 
Hannah Howker, whose mother is positively known to have been .Sarah Clap, dau. of Noah. This 
would make a foundation for the mention of " William and Hannah Joyner " as " my grandchildren " 
by the good deacon ; while the record of Tristram's birth at Weston and the full particulars of his 
mother's subsequent death and his father's second marriage to Mary Clap, utterly dispel the theory 
of his being a descendant of the Clap family. 


some but invigorating life of a family on the frontier, and 
became a very vigorous and stirring man. He showed such 
manly qualities that Dea. Noah Clap, the father of his step- 
mother, (who had the care of the child from an early age) 
came to consider him almost as a son, and made him executor 
of his will. He was possessor of quite a farm in Sudbury ; 
but after settling the Clap^estate he struck out into the wilder- 
ness as his father had done before him. Sept. 26, 1759, in 
a deed to Ashbael Moore of a " right in the well " of Noah 
Clap's former homestead, he is described as " Tristram 
Cheney late of Sudbury in the county of Middlesex, husband- 
man, but now of Massachusetts in the county of Worcester." 
He had removed to the tract set apart for the Dorchester 
soldiers who had served in the campaign of 1690, which was 
first yclept" Dorchester-Canada," and afterward evolved into 
the town of Ashburnham. With him there went his wife 
and her brother, William Joyner, (whose wife was Hannah 
Bowker, a grand-daughter of Noah Clap,) with their little 

Into this settlement Tristram Cheney put his whole soul, 
and was recognized as a leader. One of the first board of 
selectmen in 1765 ; moderator of town meeting in 1767 ; a 
member of the church, by letter from Sudbury, in 1763 ; a 
tithing man, a deacon, and on important committees, he stood 
for all that was good and true. After ten years however he 
removed to a still more distant region. He passed up, North- 
ward, across the state line and beyond the elevated Monad- 
nock settlements ; and selected a charming tract in the valley 
of the Contoocook, in the township of Antrim. The meeting- 
house of Hillsborough was, however, the nearest ; so it was 
not strange that he joined the brethren there in organizing a 
church, Oct. 12, 1769; and was chosen one of its deacons at 
the outset. The records of that church were burned in a 
dweUing-house many years ago; so that we have no par- 
ticulars of his life there. As the years passed he was identi- 
fied with Hillsboro' people in most respects ; but the destruc- 
tion of the early town records, also, deprives us of details 


of the family's life during man}^ years. He removed in 1798 
to Walpole, N. H. and about 1805 to St. Johnsbur}-, Vt. He 
purchased property and resided in West Concord, Vt. ; died 
in Dec. 1816. 


I. ELIZABETH,^ b. Sept. 3, bapt. 7, 1746; m. Nov. 20, 1770, 

Timothy Wood, of Ashburnham. 

177. II. JOHN,« b. April 29, bapt. May 3, 1749. 

178. III. WILLI AM,6 b. Feb. i, bapt. April 13, 1750. 

IV. MARY,6 b. Dec. 31, bapt. Jan. 5, 1751 — 2. 

V. SARAH,6 b. Jan. i, bapt. Jan. 13, 1754. 

VI. SUSANNA,^ b. May 2, 1759, •"• i^ Hillsborough, N. H. in 

May, 1776, David Blanchard. 

179. VII. ELIAS,6 b. Oct. 14, bapt. Nov. 9, 1760. 

7 I . JOHN,5 (John,'^ John,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in Weston 
March 22, 1727 — 8, m. in Framingham Dec. 11, 1753, 
Hannah Eaton, of Sudbury. He sold to his brother Tris- 
tram, Oct. 19, 1750, land in Sudbury, " which my honoured 
father bought of Noah Clap in 1740." He sold his home- 
stead in S. for the sum of £1052, Nov. 16, 1754, to " Braddyl 
Smith of Weston." April 22, 1755, his name is signed to a 
petition of the settlers in the Kennebec valley, in Maine, 
asking for protection against French and Indian attacks ; his 
brothers Elias and Ralph also signed. How long he stayed 
in Maine does not appear. But he bought 30 acres of land 
near White Pond in Concord and made his home there before 
many years ; and deeded this homestead to his son Jesse, 
April 17, 1784. 

^ o» / -t CHILDREN. 

180. I. JESSE,6b. Oct. 13, 1754- 

II. ABIGAIL,^ b. Dec. 21, bapt. 23, 1759; m. in Sudbury Jan. 2, 

I 78 1 , Josiah Stone. 
III. DANIEL,8b. Oct. 1763. 

181. IV. ELIAS," b. July 29, 1765. 

72. ELIAS,^ (John,-* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in Sudbury, 

May 17, 1734 ; m. Sybil . He rem. to Pownalborough, 

since called Wiscasset in 1750, and d. there in 1765. His 


estate was administered on April 24, 1765, by his widow, 
Sybil. The inventory was rendered May 2, by Jonas Fitch, 
John Barker and Stephen Marson. The appraisal was but 
£64 : 10 : 4. After his death she m. Ahiathar Kendall; and 
they joined with her daughters, Sybil and Elizabeth in sell- 
ing to "John Cheney of Boston " all their interest in land in 
Sudbury which Elias had inherited from Noah Clap, (his 
mother's father) ; this deed bore date of Aug. 16, 1785. 

In 1755 we find him joining with "John Cheney" and 
others in a petition to the General Court for special measures 
of protection for the Kennebec region. 


182. I. J0HN,6 b. about 1758. 

II. SYBIL,« b. about 1760. m. ELIZABETH,^ b. about 1764. 

73. RALPH,5 (John,4 John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in George- 
town, Me. Oct. 4, 1750, m. I** July 3, 1772, Lydia Grover 
of Georgetown; she d. in 1785. He m. 2"^, Aug. 2, 1785, 
Anna Jarvis dau. of Thomas and [Anna] (Jarvis) Oliver, 
of Pownalborough. He learned the trade of ship-building 
in its various branches. He enlisted Sept. 27, 1779, in 
Capt. John Blunt's co., Maj. William Lithgow's regt., in 
" a detachment to defend the frontiers of Lincoln county," 
and was discharged Nov. 10, 1779. May 24, 1784, he 
bought a tract of land in Pownalborough [Wiscasset] , which 
he sold in 1795. Sept. — 1789, he purchased a tract in 
Balltown [Whitefield] . He lived some time in that part of 
Georgetown which is now Bath. While on a fishing voyage 
was taken ill with bilious colic, and d. on Salter's island 
Aug. 19, 1826 ; was buried in Georgetown. 

I. J0HN,6 b. May 13, 1773, d. in July, 1774. 

183. II. RALPH,6b. July 22, 1775. 

III. POLLY,« b. Nov. 8, 1777 ; va.John Decker. 

184. IV. J0SEPH,6b. [1780.] 


185. V. BENJAMIN,6b. Sept. 11, 1782. 
VI. SUSAN,^ d. in infancy. 

186. VII. WILLIAM P.,6b. Jan. 16, 1783. 

187. VIII. J0HN,6b. Nov. 23, 1786. 

IX. ANNA,6 b. Aug. 8, 1788, m. Frederick Hatch. 
X. BETSEY,« b. April, 1790, m. Daniel Hatch. 

188. XI. EPHRAIM S.,6b. May 19, 1792. 

189. XII. THOMAS,^ b. March 20, 1794. 

XIII. SUSANNAH,*^ b. Feb. 23, 1796, m. George Whitehouse. 

XIV. SARAH, ^ b. June 25, 1799, d. in 1813. 

XV. EUNICE,^ b. April 29, 1801, m. Enoch Whitehouse. 

74. NATHANIEL CARTER,^ (John,* John,^ Peter,2 
John,^) b. on an island in the limits of Georgetown, Me. 
April 2, 1752, is said to have m., Aug. 16, 1780, Lydia 
Grover, and removed to Rhode Island. 

Channey, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co., Col. 
McCobb's regt. ; enlisted May 6, 1781 ; service to Dec. i, 1781, 6 mos. 24 
days, near Penobscot river; also, receipt dated Camp Co.xhead, June 8, 
1 78 1, for musket, etc., given to Capt. Benjamin Lemont. 

SARAH,^ m. Edward Trask. 

75. JOHN, 5 (Ichabod,* Eldad,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in 

Bradford Oct. 6, 1748, m. Mary . He resided awhile 

in Bradford. Removed to Methuen. Purchased of Moses 
Sargent a tract of land in Londonderry, N. H. Sept. 18, 


I. HANNAH,8 b. in Bradford Dec. 31, 1773. 
II. MARY,* b. in Methuen Aug. 25, 1776. 

III. BETSEY,* b. in Methuen April 23, 1778, int. mar. with Paul 

Stickney of Rowley, June 15, 18 10. 

IV. JACOB SMITH,« b. May 17, 1780. 


Sixth Generation. 

76. ELIPHALET,6 (Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Damel,^ 
John/) b. in Wells, Me. about 1752, m. [published at Wells 
Sept. 26, 1772,] Ruth, dau. of Stephen, Jr. and Ruth 
(Sampson) Harding, b. in Arundel [Kennebunkport] Me., d. 
at Lunenburg, Vt. Jan. 17, 1782. Stephen Harding, Sen., was 
the first ferryman over Kennebunk river from Wells to Arun- 
del, near the sea-shore, an important man. His father, Israel 
Harding, was a Baptist preacher and a blacksmith, said to have 
come from Providence, R. I. to Wells, Me. before 1670. 
Eliphalet Chaney resided at Sanford till about 1795, when he 
removed to Lunenburgh, Vt. He was a farmer. He d.Jan. 
14, 1829. 

I. SARAH,'^ m. Nathaniel Herrick. 

n. POLLY,'^ b. , m. March 14, \j^g,Josiah Kimball. 

in. HANNAH,' b. rs\. Jotiathan Emery. 

200. IV. ISRAEL,' b. Aug. 19, 1779. 

201. v. DANIEL,' b. Jan. 8, 1785. 

202. VI. JAMES.' 

77. JOSEPH,^ ( Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Wells, Me. July i, 1759, m. [published in Wells June 
16, 1781,] Isabella Littlefield, b. in 1763. The descendants 
of this couple were 11 children, 42 grandchildren, 47 great- 
grandchildren, and so on ! 

He enlisted in the Revolutionary army. May 19, i777' ^^^ 
served in Capt. Abel Moulton's co. of Col. Jonathan Tit- 
comb's regt. at Rhode Island, till July 18, 1777, 2 months, 
16 days, travel included. He enlisted May 9, 1780, and 
was appointed corporal in Capt. Daniel Clark's co. of Col. 
Joseph Prime's (York co.) regt. ; was discharged Dec. 8, 
1780 ; " company raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts." 
He purchased of Dependance Littlefield, Jan. 5, 1786, a 
tract of land in Sanford, Me. and bought many other tracts 


in succeeding years, part of them being timber lands. He 
removed in 1786 to Sanford, and resided in its northeastern 
quarter, about a mile from the present Springvale R. R. 
station, toward Alfred, not far from the river Mousam. He 
built substantial farm buildings, some of which are still 
standing, and cultivated broad acres. But his principal busi- 
ness was lumbering, — the cutting and hauling and sawing 
of logs into various sorts of lumber, for home use and for 
sale in neighboring towns. He donated the land for the 
erection of the first school-house in his district, which was 
called the " North district" in the town report of 1822. He 
d. of "spotted fever" Nov. 14, 1815. His widow m. 2** 
[pub. March 29, 1824,] Henry Stevens of Shapleigh. She d. 
Feb. 25, 1849. 


I. OLIVE," b. in 1782, m. [published Aug. 19, 1811,] Nathaniel 

n. ESTHER/ b. in 1785, m. [published March 21, 1814,] Anthony 
Taymor oi Alfred; d. Feb. i, 1852. 

204. ni. JOSEPH," b. Aug. 10, 1788. 

205. v. BENJAMIN,' b. in 1792. 

VI. PRISCILLA,' b. Nov. 19, 1794, m. March 20, 1823, Edward 

Goodwin; d. Sept. 14, 1874. 
vii. DORCAS,' b. April, 1796, m. [published Aug. 12, 1821,] Jotham 
Wilson of Sanford, Me. She was left a widow when her 
children were small, and cared for them so wisely as to earn 
their grateful love and win the respect of her neighbors. She 
lived to be one of the oldest residents of Sanford, and d. July 
19, 1882. Children: (i) Samuel Wilson, b. Nov. 23, 1822, d. 
Jan. 23, 1832. (2) Horace Wilson, b. Dec. 8, 1824, m. in 1858 
Lucy B. Whiting of Waltham. He d. May 26, 1896. (3) 
Bradford Wilson, b. Feb. 8, 1827, m. Salome J. Stiles; resides 
in Acton, Me. (4) James E. Wilson, b. May 15, 1829, m. Oct. 
28, 1855, Sarah J. Chick; d. Feb. 17, 1871. (5) Mary E. 
Wilson, b. Aug. i, 1831, m. June 12, 1859, Nathan J. Dame of 
Boston, Mass. now one of the honored conductors of the Eastern 
division of the Boston and Maine R. R. ; they reside at Salem. 
(6) Abbie A. Wilson, b. Aug. 3, 1835, m. May 3, 1858, Charles 
H. Frost of Sanford, Me. 


206. VIII. JAMES/ b. Oct. 9, 1797. 

IX. ISABELLA,'^ b. in 1800, m. March 11, 1824, Hiram Lord; 
d. April I, 1868. 

X. BETSEY,^ b. , m. Jan. 2, 1825, Theodore Trafton of 

Alfred, Me. 

XI. CHARLOTTE,'' b. , m. in 1833, David Davis, of Lebanon, 


78. BENJAMIN,^ (Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Wells, Me. May 9, 1763, m. [pub. in W. May 
31, 1783,] Eunice Hubbard. He was a Revolutionary soldier, 
mustered into service at Wells, July 3, 1779, by Nathaniel 
Wells ; term of service expired Jan. i, 1780. A " Benjamin 
Chaney of Sanford, in the district of Maine," designated as 
"corporal," received from the U. S. government, a grant of 
land located in the territory of Illinois, Jan. i, 1818. 

79. JAMES,6 (Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Wells, Me. bapt. April 7, 1765, m. I'S Dec. 26, 1797, 
Mercy Littlefield ; m. 2^^, April 26, 1816, Abigail Littlefield. 
He bought real estate in his native town in 1808 and in 1819. 
He d. in June, 1846. 


210. I. JOSEPH,'' b. in 1799. 

211. n. JAMES,^ b. Sept. 18, 1801. 

212. in. JOHN,^ b. Sept. 13, 1803. 
IV. DORCAS,^ b. June 21, 1805. 

213. v. IRA,^ b. Feb. 15, 1807. 

VI. TEMPERANCE,^ b. July 27, 1816. 
VII. HIRAM,'' b. Aug. 25, 1818; d. in 1841. 

214. VIII. HORACE,^ b. Nov. 17, 1820. 

80. JOHN,6 (Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 
in Wells, Me., bapt. May 25, 1767, m. (Intent, recorded at 
Wells June 23, 1792,) Joanna Cousins. He removed to 
Lunenburg, Vt. Was killed while at work in a well, about 
the year 1800. 



215. I. JOSEPH." 

216. II. HENRY," b. in Wells, Me. Nov. 18, 1783. 

217. in. THOMAS.^ 218. iv. IRA^ 

8 I . S AMUEL,6 (Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,2 John,i) 
b. in Wells, Me., bapt. June 28, 1772, m. (Int. recorded in 
Wells, Feb. 8, 1794,) Mary Grant, also of Wells. He pur- 
chased land in Wells in 1808, 1816; sold lands in W. at 
various times, one tract to his son Samuel March 20, 1828. 

I. DANIEL," b. Oct. 2, 1796; was published in Wells, April 10, 
1818, to Mary Peasley; pub. to "Hannah Chaney of Liming- 
ton, Me." May 19, 1820. 
n. OLIVE," b. May 20, 1798. 

220. in. EBENEZER,^ b. Feb. 19, 1800. 
IV. SAMUEL," [birth not recorded.] 

221. V. ASA,'' b. May 2, 1804. 

222. VI. JACOB," b. Feb. 21, 1806. 
VII. HANNAH,^ b. Jan. 10, 1808. 

VIII. MARY,'' b. April 11, 1810. 
IX. ELIZABETH,'' b. March 31, 1812. "Betsey Chaney" m. Jan. 
5, 1833, Calvin Littlefield. 

223. X. JOTHAM,"' b. Jan. 9, 1815. 

XI. HOSEA,'' b. Oct. 14, 1818; removed to South Berwick, and 
sold land in Wells Oct. 25, 1858. 

82. REUBEN,^ (Reuben,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Wells, Me. bapt. July 26, 1767, m. Martha J. 

. Resided in Limington, Me. There he purchased a 

tract of land April 4, 1794, and another March 18, 1818. He 
sold land in the same town in 1831 and 1843, his wife deed- 
ing her right of dower in tiie latter instance. 

225. DANIEL.'' 

84. MOSES,6 (Daniel,^ John," Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Newbury Jan. 9, 1758, m. in Newburyport Dec. 22, 
1785, Sarah Sawyer, b. March 22, 1764, d. July 13, 1849. 


He served in Capt. Moses Nowell's company from July 22 
to Nov. 19, 1776, " 4 months and i day" and from Nov. 20, 
1776, to Jan. I, 17775 at Plum Island; also from Sept. 28 to 
Dec. 31, 1778, in Capt. Oliver Titcomb's co. of Col. Cogs- 
well's regt., "detached for fortifying a post at Boston." 
Probably it was he who was a mariner on the ship " Amer- 
ica," June 9, 1780, "from Portsmouth, 20 years old, of light 
complexion, 5 feet, 3 inches high." He was placed on the 
Pension list of the U. S. in May, 1833, the pension to date 
from March 4, 1831, being reported "76 years old" ; he 
received $96.00 per annum. He bought land in Newbury- 
port May 9, 1788; was a " housewright." He d. Dec. 20, 
1839. Moses Cheney of Newbury, Mass. joiner, bought 
land in Dorchester, N. H. Feb. 4, 1782, of Peter Gilman, 
Jr. which he sold Sept. 28, 1788, to Junia Ingraham, Jr. of D'. 


I. ELIZABETH PARSONS,^ b. in November, 1786, d. Dec. 26, 

231. n. EDWARD,^ b. May 8, 1788. 

m. SARAH SAWYER,^ b. June 26, 1790, m. Nov. 29, 1818, 
George Curtis, d. within a brief time. 

232. IV. SAMUEL,'' b. March 17, 1793. 

V. MARY,' b. Feb. 4, 1795, [d. early?] 

233. VI. WILLIAM ANGIER,' b. June 27, 1797. 

VII. MARY WHEELER,' b. Sept. 28, 1799, m. Nov. 25, 1826, 
George Curtis. 

234. VIII. CHARLES,' b. July 22, 1802. 

235. IX. MOSES,' [birth unrecorded.] 

85. DANIEL,6 (Daniel,^ John,4 Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Newbury April 17, 1761, m. i** in Chelsea, Nov. 16, 
1788, Hannah Payne of Chelsea. He m. 2^ (Intention filed 
in Newbury Dec. 25, 1789,) Susannah Badger. He resided 
in Concord in 1788, and in Bristol, N. H. in 1820. He en- 
listed June 29, 1777, in Capt. Silas Adam's co. of Col. Tit- 
comb's regt. and served 2 months ; afterward served in Col. 
Jacob Gerrish's regt. "on detached guard duty for General 


Burgoyne's army," and al Winter Hill, closing his service 
Nov. 3, 1779. He enlisted in Capt. Staples Chamberlain's 
CO. of Dean's regt. March 7, 1781, and marched " for service 
in Rhode Island"; time 11 days. His name is on the list 
of U. S. pensioners residing in Grafton co. N. H. in 1833, 
("73 years old,") for service " in Mass. militia." [See Ap- 
pendix, Revolution.] 

Daniel Cheney of New Chester, N. H. sold land there 
April 24, 1789, making reference to his " deceased wife's " 

He deeded land in Bristol to his daughter, Hannah B. 
Cheney of Bristol, March i, 1827, and other lands to his son 
Daniel, reserving life use of the same, which Daniel con- 
veyed to "his parents Daniel and Susanna Cheney" for 
their life use. 


236. I. DANIEL,' m. at Londonderry, N. H. Feb. 29, 18 16, Mahala 

Cobb. He is called a resident of Wendell, N. H. Mahala quit- 
claimed her rights in a certain tract of land to John Edmunds, 
Dec. 9, 1830. 

237. II. ENOCH.'^ He sold land in New Chester, N. H. in 1809, iSio 

and 181 7, referring to his father, Daniel Cheney; his wife 
Betsey, signed with him. 

III. JOANNA," b. Jan. 27, 1797. 

IV. HANNAH B.,'' b. in 1798; received from her father a tract of 

land in Bristol, N. H. March i, 1827 ; d. in Chelsea, Mass., un- 
married, Jan. 10, 1857. 
V. MOSES," [placed in this line by inference from several circum- 
stances,] m. in Bristol N. H. May 15, 182S, Rebecca, dau. of 
Abner and Lydia Colby of Bridgewater, N. H. They joined 
with other heirs of Abner Colby in quitclaim deed of rights &c. 
Oct. 14, 1845. 

86. JOHN,« (Daniel,^ John,4 Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 
in Newbury July 7, 1764, m. i'*, Dec. 27, 1787, Mary 
Waterman; m. 2'', Nov. 30, 1797, Phebe Russell, who sur- 
vived him. His residence was West Newbury. He d. in 
July, 1833. 



238. I. JOHN,' b. April 19, 1788. 

II. SARAH,' b. Jan. 31, 1790, m. Dec. 30, 1818, Nathaniel An- 
drews, of Rowley. 

III. STEPHEN,' b. April 16, 1792. 

IV. PHEBE RUSSELL,' m. Nov. i, 1832, David Saunders. 
V. DAVID.' vii. SALLY.' 


87. DAVID,6 (Daniel,° John/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Newbury July 5, 1767. Hailing from Plymouth, N. H. 
he entered his intention of marriage with Anna Worth, of 
N. Nov. 10, 1792. 

David Cheney of Hebron, N. H., yeoman, bought part of 
Lot No. 7, 1^ Division, 2'^ range, Feb. 17, 1797 ; and other 
land in Hebron Oct. 31, 1799. Sold land in Bridgewater 
and bought land on the East side of Newfound river in 1809. 


239. I. DAVID,' Jr. m. MARY.' 

II. SARAH.' 240. IV. EDMUND W.' 

88. NATHANIEL,^ (Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,2 
John,^) b. about 1754; m. in Hampstead N. H. July 28, 
1777, Mary, dau. of Wait and Elizabeth (Sargent) Stevens, 
b. in 1759. He began his married life at Hampstead, and 
there his first child was born. His grandfather bequeathed 
to him and his cousin shares in the township of " Perrys 
Town," afterward called Sutton, N. H., and thither he be- 
took himself after the Revolution. July 7, 1779, he sold to 
Eliphalet Cheney of Plaistow, ]4, of Lot 40 in the second 
division in Perry stown, laid out originally to Capt. Daniel 
Poor of Plaistow. He purchased from Elizabeth Stevens of 
Hampstead land in P. and bought another tract about the 
same time of Joseph Woodley, Feb. 17, 1781. He did good 
pioneer service and lived long and well. He d. March 6, 



I. WAIT STEVENS,' b. Feb. ii, 1778. Resided awhile in 
Deering, N. H. ; removed to Batavia, N. Y. D. without issue. 

241. II. DANIEL," b. June 19, 1780. 

III. MARY," b. Dec. 5, 1782, m. Jan. 29, 1799, Asa King, b. March 
I5> 1779; Children: (i) Nathaniel Cheney King, b. Feb. 20, 
1801 ; (2) Sarah King, b. June 2, 1802; m. June 9, 1821, 
Joseph Colby; (3) Polly King, b. Oct. 2, 1804; m. Steven 
Nichols of Lawrence, Mass. ; (4) Eliza King, b. Jan. 6, 1807; 
m. 1823, Asa Aldrich; (5) James Albert King, b. March 24, 1809; 
lost at sea, 1840; (6) Asa King, b. Oct. 9, 1811 ; d. 181 2. 
Asa King rem. to Whitefield, N. H.; d. there; Mrs. Mary 
(Cheney) King d. Dec. 3, 1813. 

242. IV. NATHANIEL,^ b. Feb. 6, 1785. 

V. SARAH,^ b. Feb. 21, 1788; m. Sept. 24, 1807, Zs-ra^/ .T/wr///, 
of Warner, N. H. (his 1^ wife); Children: (i) William Morrill, 
b. Sept. 4, 1808, m. May 16, 1833, Eleanor A. Webb, of Ports- 
mouth, Va. A superintendent of navy yard work in Norfolk* 
Va. and Pensacola, Fla., active Mason and churchman ; (2) 
Rosanna F. Morrill, b. Jan. 10, 181 2; (3) Thomas C. Morrill, 
b. March 3, 1814, d. Nov. 24, 1840; (4) Mary C. K. Morrill, 
b. Dec. 30, 1818 ; (5) Sarah C. Morrill, b. March 3, 1820. 

243. VI. ISAAC,'' b. Aug. 19,1790. 

244. VII. TIMOTHY,^ b. June 21, 1793. 

245. VIII. THOMAS," b. Oct. 6, 1796. 

246. IX. SILAS,'' b. May 17, 1798. 

247. X. CALEB,' b. July 24, 1800. 

89. JOSEPH, 6 (Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in 1755, m. Elizabeth [Betsey] , b. in Oc- 
tober, 1755, d. at Henniker, N. II. Sept. 12, 1854. He was 
enrolled, "of Hampstead, N. H.," in April, 1776, in Capt. 
Thos. Cogswell's co. of Col. Baldwin's regt. ; also in the 
same troop Jan. 28, July 30, and at Trenton Dec. 31, 1776, 
and Jan. i, 1777. " Furnished his own arms." His brother 
Jonathan was in the same company. They served in im- 
portant campaigns. Signed an order for " travel allowance 
from Trenton to Londonderry," payable to Samuel Middle- 
ton ; dated Haverhill, Feb. 14, 1778. He followed his father 


to Goffstown, N. H., and there received a deed of land 
from him March 3, 1792. Dec. 26, 1792, he purchased of 
Peter How a tract of land in "New Bradford." Dec. 29, 
1795, he sold land in Goffstown to his brother Daniel, his 
wife Elizabeth joining in the deed. They sold a tract to their 
son, Joseph Cheney, Jr. June 10, 1824. He d. in Bradford, 
N. H. Jan. 22, 1827. 


I. " A child of Joseph Cheney, 3 years old," d. at Hampstead, 

Jan. 7, 1781. 
n. JOSEPH CHENEY,^ 12 years old, at Joseph Kimball's, killed 

by the turning over of the cart, Oct. 12, 1801. [Hampstead 


248. m. JONATHAN," b. Aug. 24, 1782. 

IV. SALLY,'^ m. Gardner Davis, of Bradford, N. H, 

249. V. JOSEPH,^ b. in 1799. 

VI. LYDIA,^ m. Whitcher Wheeler, of Bow, N. H. 

VII. BETSEY,^ m. Moses Morse, of Newbury, N, H. 

VIII. SUSAN,'^ m. James Sargent, of Bradford, N. H. 

90. ENOCH, 6 (Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. 1757-8, m. in Goffstown, N. H. Dec. 28, 1780, 
Susanna Pattee. He was a private in Maj. Bodwell's 
Methuen company of Minute men, April 19, 1775, and served 
$% days. He enlisted from Danvers, " after the resolve of 
April 20, 1778," for 9 months, being " 20 years old, 5 ft. 6 
inches high," and " of dark complexion," and was mustered at 
Fishkill Aug. 9, 1778, into the Continental army. Enoch 
Cheney of Methuen, Mass. bought of Cutting Marsh land in 
Perrystown, " in the west of Chiarsarge Hill," in the province 
of New Hampshire Sept. 27, 1779, and sold it Nov. 20, i779- 
Later, hailing from Weare, N. H. Enoch Cheney bought of 
Oliver Hardy of W. land in Henniker, N. H., Sept. 11, 
1784, and sold land in Weare same day to Esther, wife 
of Oliver Hardy. June 29, 1791, he purchased a tract in 
Bradford, N. H. ; and sold land in Warner Nov. 16, 1799, 
and land in Bradford, Feb. 2, 1793 and land in Henniker 


(which was then his residence) June 5, 1804, his wife joining 
in the deed, and bought land in Bradford, N. H. of Jonathan 
D. Cheney, a portion of Lot 61. Sept 22, 1810, haiHngfrom 
Chelsea, Orange co. Vt. he sold this tract back to J. D. C. No 
further information obtained. 

9 I . JONATHAN DUSTIN,6 (Daniel,^ Thomas,* Dan- 
iel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. probably at Hampstead, N. H., 
about 1759, m. Lavinia Ward. 

He served in the War of the Revolution, being in Capt. 
Thomas Cogswell's co. of Col. Baldwin's regiment (26"^) 
and rec'd pay for services (as per roll) April, 1776. He 
was in Runnels' co., Nichols' regt. in Stark's brigade July 

10 to Sept. 19, 1777, and in Reynold's co. of Col. Peabody's 
regt. from Jan. i to Dec. 31, 1778. Was recorded as one of 
those who " furnished their own arms," mentioned as being 
from Hampstead, N. H. He removed to Henniker, then to 
Bradford, N, H., where he bought part of Lot 61, beside his 
brother Enoch. Was a noted bear hunter, a good trapper 
and fisherman as well as a farmer. He sold his homestead 
and some land in Warner to his son Daniel for $500, Dec. 9, 
1818. A fowling-piece which he owned and used is now in 
possession of his great-grandson, George W. Cheney. He 
d. Jan. 25, 1838, "aged 79." 

Family tradition gives the following account of him. 

Being very short he had to put on an extra pair of stockings and place 
several layers of paper in his boots in order to come up to the military 
standard ! He and a tall comrade, Colby, were once sitting down by a 
stone wall, eating some delicacy they had " drawn " from the country, when 
quite a number of Hessians came up on the other side of the wall. Colby 
(of New London, N. H.) jumped upon the wall and ordered the Hessians to 
surrender, blending with the demand an order to his imaginary army to lie 
still if the Hessians made no resistance. Then the two Yankees received 
all the enemies' weapons and marched them into camp ! After Burgoyne's 
surrender his army, on its march to Boston, required much food, and whole 
neighborhoods often joined to feed the captives and the American soldiers 
who guarded them. On one of these occasions, when Mr. Ward's orchard 
was the dining-room, with bean-porridge pots dangling from the trees and 


other odd things to see, Lavinia Ward, a young girl, watching from a cham- 
ber window saw among the guards the gallant who afterward won her 
heart and hand. 


253. I. DANIEV b. Feb. 20, 1793. 

254. II. STEPHEN,^ b. Oct. 20, 1795. 

255. HI. WILLIAM,'' b. Aug. 8, 1797. 

IV. LYDIA,'' b. in 1799, m. Sylvester Ward. 

256. V. JONATHAN,'^ b. Oct. 20, 1802. 

257. VI. EBENEZER,^ b. March 4, 1805. 

vii. HANNAH M.,^ b. April 28, 1811, m. at Bradford, N. H. Sept. 
28, 1835, Nicholas Rowell Children: (i) Mary A. Rowell, m. 
Sept. 25, 1 861, at Wilmot Flat, N. H. Thomas Roby. (2) Ira F. 
Rowell, m. at Cornish Flat, N. H. in January, 1864, Rachel A. 

258. vin. CALVIN,^ b. July 27, 1812. 

259. IX. LYMAN,' b. Feb. 27, 1815. 

X. SIMON,' b. about 181 8. 

92. DANIEL,6(Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. about 1768, m. April 30, 1789, Patty Wheeler of Goffs- 
town, N. H. 

He received a deed of land in Goffstown from his father 
July 12, 1790. He removed to Fishersfield, [now Newbury, 
N. H.] where he sold a tract of land June 9, 1806, and a 
Goffstown tract to Caleb Mills of Dunbarton, N. H. June 
16, 1807. He bought more land in Fishersfield of Robert 
Lane April 27, 1808, and sold lands in the same township in 
February and March, 1824, his wife " Patty" signing with 
him. He was a man of intelligence and executive ability, es- 
teemed and honored by his neighbors, a town officer, &c. 
There is documentary evidence of this before the writer in 
the certificate of a young lady school-teacher, Miss Ruth 
Baker, dated "Fishersfield August 6^^^ 1811," and signed 
clearly by " Elijah Peasley " and " Daniel Cheney," " Select- 
men of Fishersfield." 

It is said that he " removed to Ticonderoga" in the state 
of New York, not far from 1825. 



Said to have been ten, concerning whom we have been able to learn par- 
ticulars about only two, viz. 

I. JOHN,''' who became a celebrated guide in the Adirondacks. 
II. PATTY,'' who m. John Morse^ and resided at Newbury, N. H. 
she d. June 9, 1895. Children: (i) Harriet Arvilla Morse, (2) 
Martha Jane Morse, (3) Benjamin R. Morse, (4) John Lawson 
Morse, (5) Mary M. Morse, (6) Sarah M. Morse, (7) Arthur T. 
Morse, (8) Hannah M. Morse, (9) Emma C. Morse, (10) Ardelia 
S. Morse, and three others who died young. Of these Benj. 
R. Morse resides in Newbury, N. H. and John L. Morse in 
Beverly, Mass. Arthur T. Morse m. in Bradford, N. H. Nov, 
26, 1 861, Louise C. Hart, and has George Hart Morse, b. May 
23, 1871 and Arthur Anthony Morse, b. May 28, 1875. 

93. THOMAS,^ (Daniel,^ Thomas/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Londonderry, N. H. Nov. 3, 1774, was m. 
Nov. 10, 1801, to Charlotte, dau. of Capt. Peleg and Han- 
nah (Johnson) Ewell, by Rev. Moses Bradford of Frances- 
town, N. H. She was b. Sept. i, 1781, d. March 4, 1869. 
Capt. Ewell was a ship-master, making foreign voyages, 
many years. Retiring from the sea he sought complete 
change, and found an enjoyable home among the high- 
lands of Hillsboro co., N. H. He was b. Oct. 19, 1739, and 
Hannah Johnson was b. Jan. 16, 1846. Her parents were 
Samuel and Hannah (Lane) Johnson; the latter's mother, 
Wealtha Bradford, was a great-grand-daughter of Governor 
Bradford of Plymouth Colony. Thomas'" Cheney removed as 
a boy with his parents to Goffstown, N. H. and resided there 
until about 1807. He purchased land in Deering in 1805, 
and within two years made his home there. He also resided 
in Manchester. He d. Sept. 17, 1862, and was buried in 


I. THOMAS,'' b. Oct. 2, 1802, d. at 13 years of age. 
II. CALVIN,'' b. Aug. 13, 1804. 

III. HANNAH,'' b. June 16, 1806, m.John Gtle,oi Nottingham,N. H. 

IV. CHARLOTTE,^ b. Sept. 8, 1808, m. Henry Appleton, of Deer- 

ing, N. H. 


V. ELIZA J.,'' b. May 12, 1810, d. in infancy. 

270. VI. LUTHER,'' b. Aug. 20, 181 2. 

271. VII. BRADFORD,' b. June 25, 1814. 

272. vm. JOHN,' b. Aug. 22, 1816. 

273. IX. CHARLES WILLIAM,' b. Aug. 29, 1818. 

X. ELIZA JANE,' b. Nov. 19, 1820, m. Luther Ladd, of Bow, N. H. 

274. XI. CLEVELAND JEFFERSON,' b. Feb. 20, 1823. 

XII. HARRIET MARIA,' b. April 16, 1826, m. John iBoody, of 

94. ELIPHALET,^ (Duston,^ Thomas/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. inPlaistov^, N. H., Dec. 5, 1756, m. at Hamp- 
stead, N. H. Nov. 23, 1780, Mary Ela. She w^as received to 
the church there and baptized Feb. 18, 1781. He enlisted at 
Plaistow, May i, 1775, in Capt. Jere. Oilman's co. of Col. 
John Nixon's regt. ; in a company return dated at Winter Hill ; 
Sept. 30, 1775 he was reported on furlough; gave an order 
for a bounty coat or money Dec. 25, 1775 ; receipted for wages 
Dec. 1776. One of the pay rolls which contains his name is 
dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776. 

July 7, 1779 he bought }i of lot 40, in the second division 
of Perrystown (Sutton, N. H.) laid out originally to Capt. 
Daniel Poor of Plaistow, of Nathaniel Cheney. He was one 
of the petitioners for the incorporation of Sutton, N. H. May 
21, 1783. 

In 1833 he was receiving a U. S. pension for services in 
the Massachusetts line, "being then a resident of Jefferson 
CO. N. Y. reported as being 63 years old" at the issue of the 
pension in 1819. 

97. DUSTON,6 (Duston,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Plaistow, N. H., March 2, 1769, m. i^* Polly 
Chase; m. 2'^ Jan. 24, 1820, Ruth Oile : she outlived her 
husband, and left quite a legacy to the Baptist church, at her 
death in 1862. He was a farmer, at Plaistow, N. H. He 
d. before April 7, 1845, when his will was admitted to 



275. I. SAMUEL,' b. Dec. 4, 1791. 

II. NABBY,'' b. July 14, 1794 ; m. John Tucker. 

III. RACHEL,'^ b. Dec. 13, 1797; m. Laban Heath. 

IV, POLLY,'' b. June 2, 1802, d. young. 

276. V. DUSTON,' b. Jan. 2, 1805. 

277. VI. EPHRAIM GILE,' b. Nov. 19, 1820. 

VII. MARY ("Polly"),' b. Nov. 9, 1822 ; m. John Colby. 

278. VIII. GILES,' b. May 30, 1825. 

98. GILES,6 (Duston,5 Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Damel,^ John,i) 
b. in Plaistow, N. H., Sept. 4, 1771, m. i^*, Hannah Peasley. 
m. 2*^, Hannah Kimball. He removed to Washington, Vt. 
and was a farmer there. 


279. I. DANIEL,' b. Oct. 24, 1792. 

280. II. JESSE,' b. March 17, 1794. 

281. III. ZADOC,' b. Nov. 9, 1800. 

282. IV. HENRY.' 


283. VI. REUBEN PEASLEY,' b. May 10, 1803. 

VII. BETSEY,' b. Aug. 10, 1808, m. Feb. 4, 1829, George Washing- 
toti McAllister, who was b. March 20, 1810, d. Sept. 17, 1866. 
She d. Nov. 17, 1876. Children: (i) Martha McAllister, b. 
July 8, 1 83 1, d. Sept. 19, 1834, (2) Jeanette McAllister, b. Feb. 
9, 1833, d. Sept. 13, 1834; (3) David M. McAllister, b. March 
7, 1835, (4) George W. McAllister, b. July 3, 1837, m. Aug. 11, 
1867, Emma G. Pepper; (5) Martha J. McAllister, b. May 12, 
1844, n^- April 6, 1864, Harry V. Barron; (6) Fred M. Mc- 
Allister, b. Jan. 7, 1846, m. Nov. 27, 1867, Ellen M. Downing; 
(7) Giles C. McAllister, b. Jan. 19, 1849, "^' i" 1880 Anna 
Ackerman; (8) Charles Henry McAllister, b. Dec. 22, 1851, m. 
Nov. 27, 1879, Eva M. Seaver ; he is Postmaster at Washing- 
ton, Vt. 
vni. SMILAX,' b. May 6, 1811, m. Sept. 30, 1832, Wait S.Smith. 
Children : (i) Shubael C. Smith, b. June i, 1835, grew to man- 
hood and died in defence of the Union, slain in battle in 
Virginia, October, 1861 ; (2) George F. Smith, b. Oct. 19, 1836, 
d. May 15, 1876, (3) Henry Smith, died in infancy, (4) Marshall 


Smith, d. in infancy, (5) Daniel Peaslee Smith, b. Mar. 2, 1839, 
m. Dec. 31, 1865, Julia Huntington, served in the War of the 
Rebellion, had children, Julia, Ernest, Lena B. and Lizzie 
Smith, (6) Marcia M. Smith, b. Nov. 6, 1843, ^- March, 1870, 
Mark Warner, (7) Cyrus H. Smith, b. Aug. 7, 1845, a soldier in 
the War of the Rebellion, m. Eunice Lyman Smith, (8) EfHe S. 
Smith, b. June, 1847, m. Dec. 31, 1866, T. F. S. Thurber, (9) 
Minnie O. Smith, b. June, 1850, m. July, 1868, Fred Caldwell, 
d. Aug. 1892, (10) Ida M. Smith, b. May, 1855, m. Nov. 1875, 
Oscar Hall, d. April 15, 1876. 

284. IX. HARRISON.^ 



286. XI. JAMES.^ 289. XV. OUINCY.^ 



99, PETER,6 (Thomas,^ Thomas/ Daniel,^ Damel,^ 
John,i) b. in Plaistow in 1770, m. June 18, 179S, Sally, dau. 
of Jonathan Davis, b. July 22, 1774. ^^^ ^- Oct. 10, 1851. 
He was of Sutton, N. H. Purchased land in S. of Jacob 
Mastin Sept. i, 1806. " A neat, tidy farmer, a good neigh- 
bor and worthy citizen." He d. April 13, 1849. 

290. I. PHILIP,^ b. March 10, 1796. 

II. SALLY,'^ b. May 7, 1797 ; d. 1813. 
III. MATTHEW,^ b. Nov. 2, 1802. 
292. IV. LEVI," b. Aug. 13, 1807. 

V. WILLIAM,^ b. Nov. 19, 1808, m. Pamelia Watson; d. Aug. 17, 

103. ISAAC,6 (Isaac,5 Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Groton, N. H. Feb. 25, 1769, m. Sarah, dau. 
of Stephen and Abigail Ames, [See Appendix, Ames.] b. in 
Ashburnham Dec. 23, 1772, d. May 21, 1837. He was an 
esteemed citizen of Groton, N. H. a deacon of the Congre- 
gational church. He d. May 7, 1853. 



I. HANNAH,'^ b. June 25, 1792, m. Jan, 11, 181 1, Moses Hunkins 

of Sanbornton and Groton ; shed. Feb. 14, 1833. 
II. ISAAC,'^ b. April 6, 1794. 

III. STEPHEN AMES,^ b. May 17, 1796, resided in Groton till 

Nov. 12, 1850, when, with wife Jerusha, he sold his farm and 
" removed to Minnesota." 

IV. SALLY,' b. April 8, 1798, m. Henry Cummings brother of 

Jotham (below). 

V. LEONARD,'' b. March 11, 1800; m. Hannah , remained 

in Groton at least until April 20, 1847, when he and his wife 
and his brother David and his wife sold land there to their 
brother Russell. 

VI. DAVID,'' b. April 20, 1802; m. Betsey F. ; had no 


320. VII. LYMAN,' b. April 16, 1804. 

VIII. RUSSELL,' b. April 22, 1806, m. Hannah . 

IX. MARY,' b. Sept. 24, 1808, m. Jan. i, 1833, Jotham Cummings^ 
(son of Henry Cummings who was b. Dec. 5, 1768, d. Aug. i^ 
1820,) born at Groton, N. H. March 19, 1804, d. Jan. 8, 1893 ; 
she d. Oct. 23, 1895. Children: (i) Emily Jane Cummings, b, 
Nov. 7, 1833, m. Nov. 7, 1852, Luther H. Clark, resides in 
Hardwick, Vt. ; (2) Sarah Jerusha Cummings, b. May 25, 1835, 
m. Wm. George Piper, resides at Vineland, N. J. ; (3) George 
Jotham Cummings, A. M., b. July 6, 1838, m. July 26, 1869, 
Lucy E. Hardy, has child, Lucy Webster Cummings, b. March 
6, 1875 ; is principal and professor of preparatory department 
of Howard Univ., Washington, D. C. ; (4) Mary Emeline 
Cummings, b. Sept. 8, d. Dec. 11, 1840; (5) Charles Wilson 
Cummings, b. Aug. 20, 1846, m. May, 1873, Emily E. Merrill; 
res. Warren, N. H. 

322. X. WILSON,' b. June 9, 1810. 

XI. LUCY,' b. April 20, d. Aug. 12, 1818. 

104. ENOCH,6 (Isaac,5 Nathamel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) |3^ in Groton, N. H. Dec. 3, 1770, m. Aug. 31, 1796, 
Polly, dau. of John and Mary (Ford) Crawford, b. in Oak- 
ham, Dec. 31, 1778. (John Crawford was b. Jan. 7, 1739, 
and Mary Ford wash. Aug. 2, 1744.) 


He graduated from Yale College in , received the 

degree of M. D. from Albany Medical College in 1816. He 
resided in Wilmington and Bern, N. Y. and settled on the 
"Academy Tract in the township of Bristol, Ontario co. 
N. Y. — then a wilderness, practising his profession and act- 
ing as land agent. He buffeted with many difficulties, but 
laid foundations for those who should come after. He had 
thirteen children. He d. Nov. 7, 1827. His widow, doubly 
afflicted by his death and the loss of property through defec- 
tive titles, struggled bravely on, and the children helped to 
make their way. She lived to see much joy and success in 
their lives, and died at Canandaigua, N. Y. Oct. 4, 1841. 

As keepsakes of Dr. Enoch Cheney, his grandson Dr. 
Charles Depew Cheney of Hoboken, N. J. has a pair of 
leather "saddle-bags," containing in one side a number of 
phials, with dried residuum of their original contents, and in 
the other side numerous packages of herbs, powders and 
roots, also showing " a general flavor of mild decay." He 
also has an ancient "turnkey" with wooden handle for the 
extraction (or destructioii) of teeth, and a corkscrew of pe- 
culiar design ; the veritable diploma from Albany Medical 
School, dated Oct. 8, 1816, and a certificate of membership 
in the Medical Society of the county of Ontario, N. Y. July 
13, 1819. A memorandum-book with many a doleful recipe 
and directions for preparing extracts, powders and decoctions 
direct from Nature's resources; notes of bills due, etc. and 
scraps of family history. A leather-bound book, "The 
Death of Abel," published in 1793, quaintly marked as 
"Enoch Cheney's book" in 1794. 


I. MARY,' b. Nov. 10, 1797, m. March 19, \Z\%,Alvin Penoyer of 
Canandaigua, N. Y. d. Dec. 25, 1855. Child: Laura Penoyer, 
who m. George Higley. 
n. ABIAH,' b. Nov. i, 1799, d. July 3, 1867. 

HI. MELINTHIA,' b. Sept. 26, 1801, m. June 25, 1822, Fordyce 


323. IV. JAMES P.,'^ . . . b. July 2, 1803. 

324. V. DAVID ' b. June 5, 1805. 

VI. NANCY,^ b. June 28, 1807, d. Feb. 15, 1881. 
VII. MARTHA," b. Aug. 10, 1809. 

325. VIII. ENOCH,^ b. Dec. 9, 1812. 

IX. ALMIRA ESTHER,'^ b. Feb. 17, 1815, m. Sept. 26, 1843, 
William H. Crawford^ of Oakham; she d. Dec. 6, 1878. Chil- 
dren: (i) Persis Crawford, b. Oct. 13, 1844, m. i^* Charles M. 
Prosser ; he d. in 1878, and she m. i^ Austin B. Bush of 
Springfield Feb. 15, 1892. (2) Mary L. Crawford, b. July 4, 
1846, m. June 30, 1868, Lasell L. Jones. Child : Lula A. Jones, 
b. Oct. 30, 1870, m. Edward D. Lee of Worcester. 

326. X. DARWIN,' b. March 8, 181 7. 

327. XI. WILLIAM C.,"^ b. March i, 1819. 

XII. EMELINE DELIGHT,' b. June i, 1822, m. April 22, 1850, 
Bickford, of Victor, N. Y. Child: Frank Bickford, re- 
sides at Cortland, N. Y. 
xiri. LOUISA,' b. Jan. 31, 1824, m. Benjamin Bateman. 

I 05. Capt. DAVID,6 (Isaac,5 Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Groton,.N. H., Oct. 11, 1778, m. Lovisa, dau. 
of Eleazar and Mary (Bradish) Ball; she d. Sept. 18, 1839. 
He d. Aug. 22^ 1856. 

He lived on the original home place of his father in Groton, 
N. H. His wife was very talented, and taught her eldest son 
surveying, and similarly aided in the other children's edu- 


329. I. ALBERT GALLATIN,' b. July 9, 1803. 

330. II. LEWIS,' b. March 20, 1808. 
III. ROXANNA,' m. Foster. 

331. IV. PRESTON.' 


332. VI. DAVID,' b. Aug. 21, 1813. 

I 06. DANIEL,^ (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. June 26, 1770, m. i^* March 15, 1801, Lucy, dau. 
of Oliver and EHzabeth (Melcher) Calef, b. in Exeter, 

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2*^, Dec. 20, 1829, Catharine Cummings ; she m. 2*^, Samuel 
Calef, and d. Sept. 23, 1858, aged 77. 

He resided first in Sanbornton, N. H. then in Campton, 
N. H., and d. at C. Dec. 18, 1849. 


334. I. JONATHAN H.,7 b. June i, 1802. 

II. OLIVER,'^ b. about 1808. 

III. RUTH/ m. Benjamin Stokes Tnitle, whose sister Lydia m. 
Jonathan H. Cheney. 

107. Rev. MOSES,6 (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John, 1) b. in Haverhill Dec. 15, 1776; m. in San- 
bornton, N. H. Jan., 1800, Abigail, dau. of Moses and Ruth 
(Leavitt) Leavitt, b. in Exeter, N. H., March i, 1781. 
As a child of 4 years he came with his parents to Sanborn- 
ton, N. H. 

He was greatly moved by the death of his oldest child in 
1803, and became a peculiarly enthusiastic Christian. He 
learned the trade of joiner, but took prominent part in re- 
ligious meetings ; and after a course of study at Gilmanton 
Academy, entered the ministry in the fellowship of the Free 
Will Baptists. He resided in New Durham, Gilmanton and 
Brentwood, N. H. and from 1824, in Derby, Vt. Became 
a Calvinist Baptist after twelve years ministry. Was versa- 
tile, popular, yet strong-minded and vigorous. A man of 
great power for good. He d. in Sheffield Vt. Aug. 9, 1856. 
Mrs. Cheney d. in Derby, Vt. April 12, 1862. 

About the year 1784, while Nathaniel Cheney, senior, was felling trees, 
" and just got a drove started," he saw his little boy coming in the way of 
them, and screamed out, at the top of his voice, " Jump, Moses, jump." 
The child sprang behind a large hemlock tree, which screened ;him from 
being struck by the falling trunks or branches. This boy, afterward the 
famous preacher loved that tree, and used to visit the very stump after they 
had felled the tree, continuing until its last remains had decayed. He wrote 
the following: lines as a 


" Farewell to the Old Hemlock Tree." 

Old Hemlock, you're gone ; oh, how lonely I And the lad was secure by Eternal decree, 

feel ! Through the watch and the care of the old Hem- 

When I knew where you stood then I knew lock tree. 

. . ^ „ ' , , ,, Old Hemlock, you're gone; yet I see where you 

'Twas thither I flew when no other could save, , 

And the tall evergreen saved the boy from the . j . ' . • i. j 

And pomted your green spnggy hands up to 



My God, didst thou plant that strong-rooted tree. Ne'er shall I forget, with my heart full of joy, 
On the side of this hill, just to save one like me? How you kept the command and protected the 
" Yes," answers my Lord, "when "twas small as boy. 

^ , . , . ' , , , , , , „ Old Hemlock, thou'rt gone ; 'tis a warning 

I bid It stand there and watch and take care. 

to all. 

My Lord and my King! thy command was That just as thou didst, so must we all fall; 

obeyed. Farewell, then, old friend! and this pledge I 
When the fast-falling trees threatened death o'er give thee, 

my head ; I'll be kind unto others, as thou wast unto me. 

CHILDREN, (i to VI b. in Sanbornton, N. H. 

1. NATHAN SMITH,' b. Sept. 1800 ; d. June 18, 1803. 

n. RUTH,' b. Sept., d. Nov., 1802. 

m. RUTH,' 1 , \ m. Rev. Edward Mitchell. 

\ b. Sept. 10, 1803, < 
IV. NAOMI,' J [ m. Asahel Clarke. 

335. V. NATHAN SMITH,' b. June 16, 1806. 

336. VL NATHANIEL,' b. July 4, 1808. 

vn. ABIGAIL CHELLIS,' b. Aug. 21, 1810, in New Durham, 
N, H. ; m. April 17, 1827, Charles E. Dtirgin. 

337. VIII. MOSES ELA,' b. Dec. 10, 1812, in Sanbornton. 

338. IX. SIMEON PEASE,' b. April 18, 1818, in Meredith, N. H. 

339. X. JOSEPH YOUNG,' b. April 17, 1820, in Meredith. 

XI. ELIZABETH ELA,' b. in Brentwood, N. H., Feb. 23, 1823; 
a singer of remarkable sweetness and power. Was associated 
with her brothers in concert tours, m. Aug. 2, 1848, Charles 
Wesley Perkins ; daughter, Abbie Cheney Perkins, b. Nov. 18, 
1 85 1, educated in music in this country and Germany; a cele- 
brated pianist ; m. Jolui Vance Cheney. 

I 08- ISRAEL ELA,6 (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel, 2 John, 1) b. in Sanbornton, N. H. June 10, 1788, m. 
in Campton, N. H. Dec. 20, 181 2, Sarah, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Jane (Burbeck) Little, b. May 23, 1786; she d. Sept. 
21, 1848. He was a musical genius, and a fine singer. He 
lived at Campton, N. H. afterward at Derby, Vt. until their 
latter years, when he removed to Lowell, Mass. 


I. LUCY LITTLE,^ b. Aug. 12, 1813, d. Oct. 21, 1852. 
II. JANE LITTLE,^ b. Oct. 14, 1815, d. Oct. 18, 1842. 

340. III. DANIEL LITTLE,'' b. Sept. 16, 181 7, rem. to Napa, California. 
IV. ELIZABETH ELA,^ b. April 22, 1819. 

V. SARAH,'' b. April 30, 1821, m. yi. Diuinell, res. in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

341. VI. LUTHER LELAND,^ b. April 16, 1823 ; res. in Philadelphia, Pa. 

342. VII. JAMES DEERING,^ b. Oct. 3, 1825; res. near Portland, Me. 

343. VIII. HENRY,'' b. March 24, 1828; Scarborough, Me. 

IX. ABIGAIL COATES,^ b. Oct. 18, 1830, m. June 14, 1852, 
Samuel A. Crozer, b. Dec. 25, 1825. He is a Cotton manufac- 
turer; res. at Upland, Pa. 

I 09. EPHRAIM,6 (Ephraim,5 Timothy,^ John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Roxbury May 25, 1767, m. Dorcas, dau. of his 
uncle Edward and Abigail (Hale) Cheney, b. July 8, 1773, 
d. Aug. 17, 1821. He w^as a citizen of Brandon Vt. for 
some time, then removed to Papineauville, Province of 
Quebec, where he made his home with his daughter Lucy 
and her husband, Mr. Tucker. He d. May 17, 1852. 


I. ABIATHAR," b. Jan. 18, 1796, m. Mercy McDonald, who was 
born May 7, 1794. 

11. ABIGAIL,^ b. Feb. 17, 1798, m. Samuel Burnell. She d. Feb. 
21, 1823. 
345. III. EPHRAIM,^ b. May 30, 1800. 

IV. LUCY,^ b. July 6, 1802, m. Oct. 26, 1824, Stephen Tucker. They 
removed to Chatham, Lower Canada, and, in 1826, to that part 
of the Seignory of " La. Petite Nation " now called Papineau- 
ville, Quebec ; and again to the township of Clarence, Ontario. 
He was a brick-maker ; afterward carried on the business of 
lumbering and merchandise, together with farming. His son 
Stephen Tucker, Jr. was born at Papineauville, Dec. 10, 1835, 
and mar. Sept. 14, 1859, Margaret Dickson, b. Oct. 18, 1835. 
They have children : [i] Stephen Luther Tucker, b. Aug. 2, i860, 
m. Jan. 13, 1886, Martha Moffat, b. June 11, 1859, ["] Willard 
Jefferson Tucker, b. Aug. 24, 1862, m.June 16, 1886, Francis Mary 
Victoria Wilson, b. July 19, 1S61, [iii] Helena Lucy Kate Tucker, 


b. March 19, 1865, m. June i, 1S87, Arthur E. Wilson, [iv] Elmer 
Lincoln Tucker, b. July i, 1868, [v] Gilbert Edwin Tucker, b. 
Sept. 18, 1870, m. Sept. 4, 1895, Mary McLaurin, b. Oct. 3, 
1870, [vi] Ethel Maud Maggie Tucker, b. Oct. 13, 1874. Mr. 
Stephen Tucker, Senior, d. July 31, 1884 ; Mrs. Lucy (Cheney) 
Tucker d. March 3, 1886. Stephen Tucker, Jr. entered into 
business with his father ; for some time carried on a saw-mill 
and agency of their business at the city of Montreal. Latterly 
has given his entire attention to farming, his second son carry- 
ing on the store, and the lumbering business no longer engaged 
V. POLLY,' b. July 18, 1804, m. i^t Da7iiel Smithy and z^ Elijah 
Dodge. Her daughter Helen m. Sanmel Seager. 


III. TIMOTHY,^ (Timothy,^ Timothy,^ John,^ Daniel,^ 
John/) b. Sept. 12, 1773, bapt. at Lancaster Aug. 7, 1774, 
m. in Westmoreland, N. H. Jan. 25, 1798, Amity Submit 
Warner, b. Aug. 16, 1780. 

He resided in Middlebur}^, and Rutland, Vt. until the 
winter of 1811-12, when he removed to Onondaga co. N. Y., 
and d. at Auburn several years later. 

I. CURTIS WARNER,'? b. in 1800, d. at Rochester, N. Y. in 1823. 

347. n. LUCIUS AUGUSTUS,^ b. July 23, 1802. 

348. ni. HORATIO NELSON,' b. Dec. 27, 1805. 

349. IV. TIMOTHY COLLINGWOOD,"? b. May 7, 1808. 

V. PRENTISS DANA,^ b. Nov. 10, 1810, d. at New Orleans, La. 

in 1832. 
VI. CAROLINE MATHILDA,'' b. Aug. 5, 1813, m. Dr. Albert 

M. Warner., now of Waukesha, Wis. 
VII. LORIN LEANDER,' b. Feb. 11, 1816, d. Aug. 20, 1841, 


I I 2. ELIAKIM,6 (Timothy,^ Timothy,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. Sept. 2, bapt. at Lancaster Sept. 10, 1775, m. in 
Westmoreland, N. H., Jan. 20, 1799, Rosina Warner, a 
sister of his brother Timothy's wife. He removed to 
Rutland, Vt. 


I. EMILY,'^ b. Nov. 10, 1800, d. young. 
352. II. HIRAM LITTLEFIELD,^ b. Jan. 4, 1804. 

III. EMILY LITTLEFIELD/ b. , d. young. 

IV. WARNER ELIAKIM,' b. Oct. 30, 1808, d. young. 
V. STEPHEN,'^ d. young. 

VI. ENOCH COOK,^ b. Jan. 12, 181 1. 

VII. ROSINA L.,' b. Mar, 11, 1814, m. Curtis; resides at 

Piqua, O. 

I 15. HIRAM,6 (Timothy ,5 Timothy,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Rutland, Vt. May 29, 1783, m. \^\ in Rutland, 
Vt. Lucy, dau. of Capt. Barney ; m. 2'\ in Castleton, Vt. 
181 1, Joanna Hawkins. He was a cabinet-maker, and also 
a house-builder. Acquired considerable property. Was killed 
by the accidental discharge of a gun at Castleton, Vt. Jan. 
24, 181Q. 



355. II. ALBERT NELSON,^ b. Nov. 7, 1813. 

356. III. WILLIAM PRENTISS," b. Feb. 14, 1816. 

IV. LUCY LOOMIS/ b. Sept. 1818, m. Charles I/nes. 
V. GEORGE W.' Resides at Glens Falls, N. Y. 

I 16. Dr- PRENTISS DANA,« (Timothy ,5 Timothy,* 
John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Rutland, Vt. Jan. 14, 1786, m. 
i^\ Aug. 7, 1807, Betsey Murray; she d. Oct. 31, 1821. 
He m. 2*^, Feb. 12, 1822, Lucinda Goodale, who d. Jan. 8, 
1875. He studied medicine and practised at Addison, Vt. 
His residence was near "Chimney Point," in the western 
part of the town. He d. Jan. 16, 1842. 


357. I. MURRAY,^ b. Feb. 28, 1809. 

n. LAURA SUSANNA,^ b. Aug. 28, 1810, m. i^\ Noble Eldridgej 
m. z^ John Calvin; m. 3'i Dr. Henry Bragg; d. in Carrollton, 
in. CHARLOTTE ISABELLA,"' b. July 26, 181 2, m. in Addison, 
Vt. Sept. 29, 1835, David Clement Goodale., M. D., who was 
b. in Weybridge, Vt. Nov. 10, 1809, being a son of Jared and 
Patience (Sumner) Goodale. He studied medicine with Dr. 


Prentiss Dana Cheney (above-mentioned,) andgrad. from Castle- 
ton, Vt. Medical College. Was secretary of the first Medical 
Society of Addison Co., Vt., and editor of the " Green Mountain 
Argus." Practised at Canton, Vt. till 1840, then at Addison, 
Vt. afterward in Essex co., New York, at Port Henry and 
Adirondack Iron Works, and at Traverse City, Mich, prior to 
1 861. Then was a hotel proprietor some time. Returned to 
Traverse City, Mich., where he d. Nov. 13, 1878. 

Children: (i) A son, b. June 28, 1836, d. early; (2) Rosalthe 
Angela Goodale, b. July 16, 1837, d. early; (3) Helen Rosalthe 
Goodale, b. Sept. 12, 1838, m. in Traverse City, Mich. Oct. 8, 
1856, Thomas Alden Hitchcock, b. in Fort Covington, N. Y. 
Nov. 3, 182S, son of Lorenzo Earle and Jerusha I. (Alden) 
Hitchcock of Fort Covington. Children: [i.] Harriet Isabella 
Hitchcock, b. Aug. 19, 1857, [ii.] Lorraine Isadore Hitchcock, 
b. Jan. 25, i860, [iii.] Agnes Mary Hitchcock, b. Sept. 15, 1862, 
d. of organic heart disease Oct. 12, 1877; [iv,] Earle Clement 
Hitchcock, b. Aug. 24, 1865, m. Auretta Cressey June 18, 1895 ; 
resides at Detroit, Mich, is with the Detroit Telephone Co. 
[v.] Flora Helen Hitchcock, b. June 18, 1872, m. Osbey Wilson 
of Indianapolis, res. at Traverse City, Mich. (4) Agnes 
Charlotte Goodale, b. June 5, 1842, (5) Charles Byron Good- 
ale. Reside at Traverse City, Mich. Mrs. Charlotte Isabella 
(Cheney) Goodale, d. Nov. 22, 1886, and was buried beside her 
husband in the City Cemetery. 
358. IV. LUCIAN PRENTISS,^b. Aug. 25, 1814. 

V. MARCIUS FABIUS,^b. March 10, 1816. 

VI. BETSEY ANN,'^ b. April 16, 181 7, m. Hosea Wilder oi Addi- 
son, Vt. Child: Isadore Wilder, d. Oct. 4, 1849. 

VII. JULIAN AUGUSTUS,'^ b. Oct. 25, 1819, d. May i, 1822. 
VIII. ELIZA,^ b. July 12, d. Sept. 26, 1821. 

IX. FANNY,'^ b. May 4, 1826, m. William Green. Resides in the 
old- homestead at West Addison, Vt. 

X. CAROLINE,^ b. May 28, 1828, m. i*', Moses Foss. Child: 

Moses Dana Foss. M. 2'*, Daniel B. Hyatt. 

XI. LUCINDA,T b. Sept. 8, 1830. 

xil. LIVIA MERCY,T b. Sept. 13, 1^2,2, m. Edwin Hoy t. Children: 
(i) Alphonso Prentiss Hoyt, b. May 6, i860, d. Jan. 20, 1863, 

(2) Edwin Augustus Hoyt, b. Jan. 13, 1862, d. June 28, 1884, 

(3) Prentiss Cheney Hoyt, b. Aug. i, 1869. 
359. XIII. AUGUSTUS DANA,''b. Dec. 14, 1836. 

Three other children were born, who d. in infancy. 


I I 7. SAMUEL,^ (Edward,^ Timothy,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Stow Jan. 11, 1772, m. Jan. i, 1795, Sarah 
Allen, b. in Concord Dec. 22, 1769. He went as a boy to 
Brandon, Vt. and spent his life there. Sixty four years, 
almost, he and his wife enjoyed together. He d. Oct. 4, 
1858 ; she d. Aug. 15, 1859, aged 89 years. 


I. SAMUEV b. Nov. 22, 1795. 

360. 11. GEORGE ALLEN,^ b. Aug. 18, 1797. 

361. m. URIAH/ b. Jan. 29, 1800. 
IV. JOHN J b. May 27, 1802. 

V. SETH/ b. Sept. 11, 1804, d. July 16, 1813, 

362. VI. JOSIAH WALTON,'^ b. Dec. 13, 1806. 

VII. SARAH MARIA,^ b. May i, 1810, d, Aug. 9, 1813. 
VIII. SARAH LAVINIA/ b. May i, 1813. 

I 1 8. EDWARD,6 (Edward,5 Timothy,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. Sept. 18, 1777, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Abra- 
ham and Bethiah Gilbert, of Brandon, Vt. He d. Aug. 22, 
181 2. After his death she m. 2*^ Simeon Clifford.* 

Mr. Cheney resided at Brandon, Vt. was a deacon of the 
church, a man of excellent repute. 


I. GILBERT,'^ b. Aug. 26, 1800, m. Deborah Spooner, b. June 15, 
1798. He d. Dec. 16, 1879, and she d. June 30, 1880. Child: 
Cyrus,^ b. about 1829, went to California in 1849, leaving them 
practically childless. Dr. and Mrs. Kidder (iv, (i) below,) gave 
them generous care in their declining years. 

IV. LOIS/ b. Jan. 22, 1813, m. i^t, March 30, 183 1, Almott Torrey, 
b. in Sudbury, Vt. Dec. 22, 1806, d. at LeRoy, N. Y. of lung 
fever March 4, 1840. Children: (i) Helen A. Torrey, b. 
March 6, 1832, m. Dr. Kidder of Brandon, Vt. Oct. 8, 1856. 
She d. Aug. 18, 1891. They were highly respected persons, 

* They had one son, Marcus G. Clifford, b. Sept. 30, 1831, who resides at Hubbardton, Vt. Sim- 
eon W, Clifford, a son of Mr. Simeon Clifford by his first wife, was the second husband of Lois 


members of the Congregational church. (2) William E. Torrey, 
b. May 20, 1834, grew up an industrious, patriotic young man ; 
on the breaking out of the Rebellion he offered to enlist, but 
his health was so poor he failed to be accepted until in 1 863 
he enlisted in the 10**^ Cavalry; died of spotted fever in camp 
near Owosso, Mich. Nov. 22, 1863. (3) Charles O. Torrey, b. 
July 8, 1836. He left for the West to seek his fortune at 17 
years of age. Lived 21 years in Kane co. 111., then moved 
further away from his native state, to Manchester, Iowa where 
his fine brick residence stands to-day. He served two years in 
CO. F, 27''^ Iowa Vol. Inf.; was severely wounded at the battle 
of Pleasant Hill, La, April 9, 1864. Resuming civil life gladly 
when " the cruel war " was over, he was in the Grain and 
Furniture business from Dec. 1865 till 1893. Since that time 
he has taken a well-earned rest from active toil and care, except 
a limited amount of Insurance business. He m. Nov. 5, 1859, 
Susan A. Roe. Children: [i] Edith M. Torrey, b. April 30, 
i86i,d. Aug. II, i860; [ii] Clarence A. Torrey, b. Aug. 28, 
1 869, graduated from Cornell Univ. and is in the staff of the 
Library department of Chicago University ; [iii] Bertha E. 
Torrey, b. Nov. 22, 1872, d. June 4, 1882, a sweet, lovable child ; 
[iv] Elmer O. Torrey, b. Nov. 16, 1879, d. April 19, 1882. 

(4) Frances E. Torrey, b. Sept. 18, 1839, m. Sept. 12, 1864, 
Delano F. Goodrich, of Brandon, Vt.; Children: [i] Charles 
D. Goodrich, b. Sept. 7, 1866, d. of concussion of the brain 
from being run over, June 4, 1879, [ii] Butler A. Goodrich, b. 
Nov. 24, 1868, a merchant in Brandon, Vt., [iii] Etta E. Good- 
rich, b. June 13, 1871, m. George A. Quilty of Cambridgeport, 
Mass. [iiii] Grace F. Goodrich, b. Aug. 13, 1873, a type-setter 
on the Brandon Union, [v] Bertha R. Goodrich, b. Oct. 13, 
1875, m. Frank H. Osborn, of Peterboro Mass. 

Mrs. Lois Cheney Torrey, after the death of her first hus- 
band, m. 2*1, Nov. 15, 1842, at Brandon, Vt. Simeon IV. Clifford 
being his second wife. Children: (i) Elhanan W. Clifford, b. 
Jan. 20, 1844, m. i^^ Nov. 28, 1866, Ella Dunkley of Pittsford, 
Vt; she d. Sept. 22, 1892 ; child, John Vertin Clifford, b. Oct. 
13, 1887; he m. 2^ Oct. i, 1896, Jennie Giddings; is a manu- 
facturer. (2) Merritt W. Clifford, b. March 17, 1875, m. Dec. 
23, 1896, Bessie Kinsman, of Rutland, Vt. ; is a successful 
farmer at Pittsford Mills, Vt. (3) Edward R. Clifford, who en- 
listed in the 10"' Mich. Vol. Cavalry, and d. of chronic diarrhea, at 
hospital in Tennessee, Feb. 8, 1864. Mrs. Lois Cheney (Torrey) 
Clifford m. 3'! April 16, 1851, Simeon Jenkins, of Pittsford, Vt. 
He d. in Owosso, Mich. Feb. 8, 1 861 . Child : Frank L. Jenkins, 


b. March 16, 1853 ; he is a leading merchant of Dover, Iowa, a 
prominent member of the M. E. church ; has filled the office of 
mayor of the city. 

Mrs. Lois Cheney Jenkins m. 4"^ Feb. 22, 1866, Mr. J. C. 
Rich. They lived pleasantly on a little farm i ^ miles out of 
Brandon, Vt. until his death, which occurred March 24, 1892. 
The widow has now a calm, serene old age in the home of her 
daughter, Mrs. Goodrich, after a quadruple service of her gener- 
ation, having given an immeasurable amount of loving service 
to her family, and communicated nobly to the life of others. 

I 20. JOHN,6 (John,5 Moses,* John,3 Damel,^ John,i) b, in 
Groton, July 29, 1763, m. in Groton March 4, 1784, Abigail, 
dau. of Josiah and Jemima (Nutting) Blodget, of Dunstable, 
b. Sept. 4, 1764, d. SepL i, 1859. The following extracts 
from the Archives of Massachusetts, show his Revolutionary 

Cheney, John, Dunstable. Descriptive list of enlisted men raised 
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, dated Lincoln, July 21, 1779; Capt. 
Kendal's co., 7th regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 (also given 5 ft. 4) in. ; 
complexion, light ; residence, Dunstable ; delivered to Ensign T. Clark ; 
also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Continental Army for the 
term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 16 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Dunstable ; returned as 
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood of 6th Mass. 
regt. at Springfield, July 3, 1780; marched to camp July 3, 1780, under 
command of Lieut. Daniel Frye of the artificers. 

Cheeny, John, Dunstable. List of men raised for the 6 months service 
and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Japheth Daniels's 
CO., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay abstracts for July-Dec, 1780 ; 
enlisted July 3, 1780; discharged Dec. 4, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 3 days. 

Family tradition gives him a record as a brave privateer, 
fighting on sea for the infant repubhc. In 1792 he removed 
to Farmington, Me. and in 1801 to Chesterville. Bought 
and carried on a saw-mill. May 11, 181 1, he purchased of 
the state of Massachusetts a tract of land in Chesterville 
containing 1439 acres and 39 rods. In 1844 or 1845 he re- 
moved to Unadilla Forks, N. Y., and died there July 2, 
1847. He spelled his name Chaney, and his descendants 
have followed his example. 



369. I. WILLI AM,'' b. in Dunstable Aug, 7, 1784. 

II. ABIGAIL,^ b. April 26, 1786, m. Jan. 28, 1806, Joseph Bradbury 
b. in York, Me. March 24, 1779, d. Jan. 25, i860. She d. June 
II, i860. Children: (i) Milton Bradbury, b. Feb. 19, 1807, 
d. Nov. 6, 1822, (2) Chaney C. Bradbury, b. June 30, 1810, 
d. Dec. II, 1822, (3) David Bradbury, b. Jan. 20, 181 2, d. Dec. 
27, 1866, at Port Lavaca, Texas, (4) Amanda Bradbury, b. Sept. 
21, 1 81 4, (5) Simon Pierce Bradbury, b. April 18, 181 6, (6) 
Mary Bradbury, b. June 4, 1819, (7) Matilda French Bradbury, 
b. Jan. I, 1824. 

III. JACOB BLODGET,^ b. Oct. 10, 1788, d. Dec. 11, 1798. 

IV. POLLY,' b. Feb. 18, 1791, m. in 1808 Andrew Dumiing 

Linscott^h. Sept. 7, 1785, in Chesterville, Me. He d. Sept. 4, 
1838; she d. Feb. 16, 1861, in Jay, Me. Children: (i) New- 
ton Linscott, b. Feb. 26, 1809, (2) Andrew Linscott, b. Aug. 10, 
1 810, (3) Abigail Linscott, b. Dec. 17, 181 2, (4) John Linscott, 
b. April 30, 1 81 5, (5) Jacob Linscott, b. Sept. 8, 181 7, (6) Josiah 
Linscott, b. Aug. 3, 1820, (7) Charles Linscott, b. Aug. i, 1824, 
(8) Dorcas Linscott, b. March 8, 1828. 

370. v. JOHN,'' b. in Farmington, Me. Oct. 15, 1793. 

371. VI. JOSIAH,'' b. in Tyngtown [now Wilton] Me. Jan. 9, 1796. 

372. VII. LUTHER,' b. in Wilton, Me. May 28, 1798. 

373. VIII. JOSEPH,' b. in Wilton, Me. April 30, 1800. 

IX. SUSANNA,'' b. in Chesterville, Me. April 6, 1802, m. May 20, 
1826, Asa Gould, who was b. in Leeds, Me. July 18, 1796, and 
d. Oct. 12, 1875. She d. Dec. 25, 1880, in Goodfarm, 111. He 
d. at Highland, 111. Oct. 12, 1875. He was a farmer. Chil- 
dren: (i) Edwin Chaney Gould, b. April 6, 1827, he gave his 
life for his country, being killed by guerrillas while assisting 
the citizens of Kirksville, Mo. in repelling an attack upon the 
town, Aug. 7, 1S62, (2) Asa Milton Gould, b. March 29, 1831, 
(3) Roscoe Howard Gould, b. May 10, 1836, (4) Julius Farwell 
Gould, b. June 15, 1842, m. July 4, 1865, in Morris, 111., Susan 
Sayer. He served his country during the Slaveholder's Rebel- 
lion, was sergeant in co. K, 3*^ Illinois Cavalry, and served three 
X, JULIA,'' b. in Chesterville, Me. July 29, 1804, m. Nov. 2, 1824, 
Jeremiah Pease, who was b. in Wilton Me. Sept. 2, 1799, and 
d. Oct. 17, 1875. She d. June 3, 1843. He was a wealthy 
farmer and a captain in the militia. Children : (i) John Pease, 


b. Nov. 30, 1825, (2) Sarah Peabody Pease, b. March 26, 
1827, m. June 24, 1849, Rev. Moses Clement Stanley, b. Jan. 14, 
1826, a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, (3) Benjamin F. Pease, 
b. Aug. 3, 1829, (4) Daniel B. Pease, b. Aug. 25, 1831, (5) John 
C. Pease, b. May 13, 1834, (6) Julia C. Pease, b. Feb. i, 1837, 
(7) Lydia Emily Pease, b. Aug. 15, 1839. 

121. LUTHER,6 ( John,5 Moses,^ John,^ Damel,^ John/) 
b. in Dunstable July 7, 1775, m. Anna Richardson, b. Aug. 
22, 1777 ; she d. Oct. 16, 1846. He resided a large part of 
his life at Wilton, Me. ; d. Sept. 7, 185 1. 


I. ANNA,'^ b. Sept. 18, 1797, m. Nov. 17, 1822, John Scales. 
Child: Samuel Scales. She d. in June, i860. Mr. Scales d. 
March 25, 1825. 

374. n. THOMAS,^ b. Sept. 17, 1799. 

m. CALVIN,^ b. April 19, 1802, d. Sept. 13, 1803. 

375. IV. ABIEV b. Sept. 24, 1804. 

V. ABIGAIV b. April 12, 1806, d. Feb. 20, 1832. 

376. VI. LUTHER,'' b. April 29, 1809. 

vn. SUSANNA,^ b. Jan. i, 181 1, m. ist,.Dec. 29, 1835, Timothy 
Macofnber, who d. June 2, 1848 ; she m. 2^ Jeremiah Walker, 
who d. Sept. 10, 1878. Her son, Andrew B. Macomber, served 
in the Civil War, Was mustered into co. E, 13'^ Me. Vol. Inf., 
Col. Neal Dow, and served two years; re-enlisted Feb. 29, 1864, 
was corporal of co. B, 30*'' Me. Vol. Inf. 

377. VIII. CALVIN,^ b. May 21, 1814. 

378. IX. FARWELV b. Feb. 20, 1818. 

X. MARY B.,^ b. Jan. 14, 1821, m. Jan. 15, 1841, Daniel Jennings. 

122. ISAAC,6 (John,5 Moses,4 John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Dunstable, Sept. 23, 1780, m. i**, Dec. 31, 1805, Sally, 
dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Davis) Farwell, b. in Groton, 
March 7, 1785. She d. Dec. 5, 1811 ; and he m. 2*^, Susan 
Swallow, of Dunstable. He went to Washington, N. H. to 
aid in the construction of the great turnpike about 1803. He 
ret. to Dunstable after a number of years and resided there 
until his death, March 26, 1866. 



379. I. THOMAS FARWELV b. Feb. 12, 1807. 

380. II. ISAAC,^ b. April 11, 1809. 

381. III. JOHN BLODGETT," b. Nov. 22, 181 1. 

IV. SARAH FARWELV b. 181 7 ; m. June 6, 1855, Ed»nmd 

F. Day, of Boston. 

382. V. ASA SWALLOW,'^ b. in Dunstable Aug. 26, 181 8. 

383. VI. WILLIAM FARWELL," b. Jan. 12, 1821. 

384. VII. EDMUND WHITEMORE," b. April 11, 1823. 

VIII. SUSAN,'^ b. April 22, 1825 ; m. Warren Lane, and resides in 
IX. JULIA ANN,^ b. Dec. 28, 1827; d. Nov. 27, 1839. 

385. X. CHARLES AUGUSTUS,^ b. Sept. 2, 1830. 

XI. HARRIET MARIA,^ b. Sept. 2, 1832, m. in Boston, Sept. ir, 
1885, Ira Choaie, b. in Essex in 1820, (his 2^ wife); resides in 

XII. PHEBE GRINNELL,^ b. July 20, 1834; m. Cyrns Barnes, 
res. in Maiden. 

I 23. KENDALL,6 (John,5Moses,4John,3Daniel,2John,i) 
b. in Dunstable, May 16, 1792, m. Martha Blood of Hollis ; 
she d. in Lincoln, Me. in 1861. He resided a portion of his 
life in New Hampshire ; removed to Boston ; died in 1828. 


I. SARAH PUTNAM," b. in 1814, m. Rider, d. in April, 1896. 

II. MARTHA MARIA," b. in 181 8, m. at Holden, Me. Nov. 4, 
1847, Rev. Alvin Jones Bates, then of Brewer, Me, Adopted 
child, now Mrs. J. F. Tobin, of Camden, Me. 
m. KENDALL,'^ d. in 1849. 

I 24. LUTHER,6 (Moses,5Moses,*John,3Daniel,2John,i) 
b. [in Orange, Mass.] May 9, 1788, m. Sabra, dau. of 
James and Phebe (Thayer) Allen b. at Mendon Dec. 28, 
1788 ; she d. at the house of her son, Luther Norman 
Cheney, in Ogdensburg, N. Y. June 3, 1885, at the age of 
96. He was an innkeeper, farmer and blacksmith. He 
resided at Orange several years, then removed to Barnard, 


Vt. where he lived many years. He d. at Barnard, Vt. 
Dec. 2, 1848. " He was a man of marked public spirit, 
always prompt to plan for and to aid in promoting the best 
interests of the community in which he lived. In 1819 he 
was chosen captain of the Artillery company of Barnard, 
and held the office several years. In 1823 he purchased a 
hotel and was the proprietor of it a number of years. From 
1820 till 1832 he was a justice of the peace; and was town 
clerk from 1835 till 1841. He built and owned a saw-mill in 
the western part of the town, and also built several dwelling- 
houses. His integrity in business transactions was never 


386. I. HENRY," b. Oct. 14, 1808. 

387. n. ALLEN,'' b. in 181 1. 

m. JULIA MARIA,' b. Dec. 5, 1814, d. Aug. 26, 1816. 

388. IV. LUTHER NORMAN," b. Oct. 5, 1818. 

389. V. LUCIAN WEST,^ b. Oct. 16, 1822. 

VI. EDWIN THAYER,'' b. Dec. 2, 1828; drowned Sept. 24, 1846. 

I 26. SAMUEL,6 (Moses,5 Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Orange Sept. 17, 1797, m. Mary Ann Pierce. He was 
a farmer at Colton, N. Y. He d. July 9, 1879 ^t Holly 
Wood, N. Y. 


I. SAMUEL,'' b. June 15, 1826. 

II. MARY L.,7 b. Sept. 20, 1827. 

III. EVELINE L.,'' b. July 6, 1829. 

IV. EMILY ANN,'' b. May 8, 1831. 

V. EDWARD THURBER,'' b. May 19, 1833. 
VI. RICHARD B.,7 b. Sept. 9, 1835. 
vii. SARAH J.,^ b. Oct. 23, 1837. 

127. JOHN,6 (Moses,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. 
Feb. 26, 1802; m. Harriet, dau. of Levi Thurston, jr. of 
Orange. He resided at Potsdam, N. Y. ; d. July 23, 1873. 


I. JULIA ANN," b. July 20, 1827 ; d. Sept. i, 1834. 
II. JOHN H.,T b. Aug. 16, 1832. 
III. NATHANIEL P.,'^ b. Aug. 25, 1838. 

131, ELISHA,6 (Elisha,5 Joseph/ Joseph,^ Daniel,2 John,i) 

b. May 2, 1787, m. Isabella . He received a portion of 

the property of his brother Artemas in 1826. He was a 
blacksmith, resided in Princeton some years, and there his 
children were born. He d. in Holden Feb. 18, 1845. 

390. I. GEORGE,^ b. Oct. 27, 1814. 
II. SARAH/ b. Jan. 15, 1818. 
III. HANNAH,^ b. Sept. 22, 1819. 

I 32- JONAS STONE,6 (Elisha,^ Joseph,* Joseph,^ Daniel,2 
John,^) b. May 8, 1792, m. Nov. 15, 1818, Clarissa Cunning- 
ham. He was a blacksmith ; lived in Newton. He inherited 
something from his grandfather whose name he bore. He 
d. Nov. 17, 1819. His estate was administered upon by his 
widow, Jan. 12, 1820, and she was made the [legal] guardian 
of their only child, Abigail ; she m. 2*^, Jonathan Wheeler, 
March 3, 1822. 



133. AMOS S.,6 (Elisha,5 Joseph,* Joseph,^ Daniel,2 
John,i) b. Sept. 27, 1793, m. May 5, 1823, Mary Holmes 
Morse. He was a cabinet-maker; resided in Roxbury. He 
d. before Oct. 2, 1847, when his daughter Caroline M. was 
appointed administratrix of her widowed mother's estate. 
W". S. Leland was guardian of Artemas F., and Tillson 
Williams of Amos P. The latter settled with his guardian 
when he became of age. May 24, 185 1. 


I. CAROLINE M.J m. Aiigus/us S. Bunker. 

11. ARTEMAS P.," m. Ellen M. . He d. Nov. 27, 1892. 



135. STEPHEN,^ (Elisha,5 Joseph,^ Joseph,3 Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Worcester Jan. 16, 1804, m. in Marlborough 
May 8, 183 1, Elizabeth Buffum, dau. of Baxter and Eleanor 
(Wheeler) Fay, b. June 24, 1814. He was a foreman in 
the carding department of cotton factories. He resided 
in several towns, Clinton, Grafton, Burrillville, R. I. and 
Royalston. He d. Feb. 8, 1853. 


I. MARY ANGELINE,^ b. April 7, 1834, m. May 15, 1853, 
Roger Franklin Jermaiii. Son: Frank Orville Jermain, b. Feb. 
27, i860, 
n. GILBERT AUGUSTUS,^ b. Sept. 2, 1836, d. at Frederick, 

Md. Oct. I, 1862. 
m. HIRAM DENNIS,'^ b. Sept. 4, 1841, d. July 31, 1861. 
IV. JOSEPHINE ADELL,^ b. Aug. 2, 1844, m. Dec. 8, 1867, Louis 
Laville Stone. Children: (i) Orra Laville Stone, b. in Wor- 
cester May 27, 1873, (2) Ina Cheney Stone, b. in Clinton Jan. 
16, 1880. 

b. Jan. Q, 1848. 
VI. HENRIETTA ISABEL,^ J [ She resides in 

Clinton, with her mother. Has taken great interest in the 

preparation of this family history, and loaned to the writer that 

ancient Bible with partial record of the family, referred to in 

the article on p. 227. 

136. JONATHAN HOMER,6 (Ebenezer,^ Joseph,^ 
Joseph,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Newton Aug. 21, 1811, m. 
Sept. 15, 1833, Sarah Ann Bailey, dau. of Martin and 
Eunice (Turner) Burr, of Boston. He resided in Roxbury. 
He carried on the business of ship-chandlery, in Boston, 
owning largely in vessels, particularly in the trade with the 
West Indies. He was energetic and prosperous in business, 
kind and affectionate in his personal relations and in his 
family. He d. May 27, i860. His widow d. Nov. 9, 1872. 

I. HENRY H0MER,7 b. June, 1834, d. Dec. 3, 1841. 
II. SARAH MARIA,^ b. Oct. 29, 1836, m. June 14, iS6g, Hon. 
Charles Russell Train of Lowell, (his second marriage). He 


was born in Framingham Oct. i8, 1817, son of Charles and 
Hepzibah H. Train. He graduated at Brown University in 
1837; studied law and became eminent in his prof ession ; was 
a member of the Mass. legislature in 1846, and represented 
the state in Congress from 1859 to 1863 with marked ability. 
He d. July 29, 1885. Child: Arthur Cheney Train, b. Sept. 6, 
1875. "Mr. Arthur Cheney Train was married in St. Bar- 
tholomew's church New York city, April 20, 1897, to Miss 
Ethel, dau. of the late Benjamin P. Kissam and a niece of the 
late Mrs. W. H. Vanderbilt. The wedding was a beautiful 
one attended by many distinguished people. The bride and 
groom will reside in the Ernest Longfellow house in Cambridge, 

III. EUNICE HARRIET,' b. Aug. 28, 1838, m. June 6, 1865, 

Frankli7i N. Thatcher, of Boston. 

IV. FRANCES ANN,^ d. in very early childhood. 

V. JONATHAN HOMER,^b. Nov. 2, 1844, m. in Boston, Oct. 5, 
1 87 1, Ellen F. Bartlett, dau. of Francis F.and Eleanor Kingman. 

137. ROYAL,6 (Ebenezer,^ Joseph,* Joseph,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Newton, July 6, 1822, m. at Pembroke, Nov. 
30, 1848, Augusta, dau. of Luther and Susanna (Stetson) 
Briggs, b. Aug. 7, 1827. She is a gr. gr. dau. of Dr. Jere- 
miah Hall who v/as a member of the Provincial Congress, 
and a surgeon in the Revolutionary army. Her mother's 
father was Capt. Isaiah Stetson, who commanded a ship in 
Federal service during each of the wars with England. 

Mr. Cheney was one of the rare mechanics of Mass. who 
could be trusted with the care of a locomotive in 1842, and 
few men ever ran so many miles with so small a number of 
accidents. Forty -four years he ran a passenger train from 
Worcester to Nashua ; and has done other noteworthy ser- 
vice, growing in intelligent comprehension of the work as 
science has progressed. He and his wife have their home in 

SUSAN ELIZABETH,^ b. at Fitchburg, May 24, 1851, d. at 
Pembroke Sept. 25, 1851. 

142, Rev. MARTIN,^ (Joseph,^ James,* Joseph,^ Dan- 
iel,2 John,i) ^^ \^ Dover Aug. o, 1792, m. I'S in 1813 Anna, 


dau. of Fleet Brown of Foster, R. I. ; she d. in 1817. He 
m. 2^ in 1S19, Nancy Wilbour ; he m. 3*\ March 4, 1833, 
Lydia Sheldon. 

In 181 5 he entered with his eldest brother into the grocery 
business in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; they were also engaged in 
mackerel fishery ; but misfortune was their lot ; sickness over- 
took the elder, and they abandoned their schemes. His wife 
died the next spring. After a few years he entered the min- 
istry ; did some evangelistic touring ; was ordained at Olney- 
ville, R. I. April 28, 1825. He was highly esteemed by the 
communities where he labored. His Life, by Rev. Geo. T. 
Day, was published by George H. Whitney of Providence, 
R. I. in 1853. 

He d. Jan. 4, 1852, greatly honored, and his memory is 



n. LOUISA,^ b. at Johnston, R. I. July i, 1821, m. May 19, 1842, 
Cortielius Sojile Sweetland, of Johnston, b. Feb. 23, 1815. He 
was a Carriage Maker. He d. Aug. 12, 1878, Mrs. Sweetland 
d. Sept. 25, 1892. Children: (i) Seabury J. Sweetland, b. May 
24, 1843, d. Sept. 26, 1844. 

(2) Cornelius Soule Sweetland, Jr., b. July 15, 1845, m. Sept. 
16, 1869, Mary Hawkins Anthony, who was b. Dec. 6, 1845 '• 
their children are [i] Louisa Anthony Sweetland, b. June 21, 
1 87 1, and [ii] Harold Anthony Sweetland, b. Aug. 29, 1886. 
Mr. Cornelius S. Sweetland, Jr. is a banker, residing in Provi- 

(3) Frank Harrison Sweetland, b. Dec. 22, 1847, d. Oct. 6, 

I 45. CYRUS,6 (Cyrus,^ James,^ James,^ Daniel,^ John,i) 
b. in Holden Aug. 21, 1823, m. Rebecca Sawyer. 

Removed to Concord, N. Y. and remained some years ; 
returned to Mass. Went to California on the discovery of 
gold, and spent some years there. Died soon after returning. 

[Hist. Concord, N. Y.] 



146. JOHN MILTON,6 (Hezekiah,^ James,^ James,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Lincoln Aug. 29, 1797, m. Louisa P. 
Hosmer of Stow, Oct. 17, 1833. He entered Harvard Col- 
lege in 1817 and graduated with distinction in 1821. He 
became a lawyer ; resided in Concord ; was cashier of the 
Middlesex Institution for Savings ; a gentleman much re- 
spected. He d. Feb. 13, 1869. 

I. CAROLINE FRANCES," b. Nov. 20, 1834. 
n. ELIZABETH WELLS CUMMINGS," b. Oct. 31, 1836. 

147. LORENZO,^ (James,^ James,* James,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Phillipston, Nov. 12, 1806, m. i*% Catharine 
H. Sawyer of Templeton, who d. March 4, 1833. He m. 
2'^ Lurena Lane, b. Nov. 4, 1808, d. Nov. 4, 1856. He 
m. 3'\ Sarah (Gay) Greenwood of Hubbardston, b. Jan. 28, 
1814, d. Nov. 15, 1884. He was a boot and shoe manufac- 
turer ; a man of intelligence, industry and thrift. He accu- 
mulated a competence, and enjoyed much during his declin- 
ing years. But his neighbors gave him the praise of being 
scrupulously honest and regardful of others' rights ; so that 
they esteemed him highly. Lurena Lane, his second wife, 
mother of Lorenzo Lane and Charles Algernon Cheney, met 
with a tragic end, her clothing having caught fire from a 
broken "fluid" lamp; after excruciating torture she died, 
showing a calm, Christian spirit through all the dreadful suf- 
fering. This took place on her forty-eighth birthday. Mr. 
Cheney d. in South Gardner May 15, 1883. 

396. I. LORENZO LANE,'' b. Aug. 10, 1839. 

II. CHARLES ALGERNON,^ b. May 17, 1847. 

I 49. CYRUS ,« ( James,*^ James,* James,^ Daniel,^ JoHn,i) 

b. in Phillipston May i, 1818, m. Nancy R. . He 

resided in Athol. 


399. JAMES," b. 1846. 


151. BENJAMIN,^ (Benjamin,^ Nicholas,* Peter,^ Peter,2 
John,i) b. in Newbury Feb. 27, 1763, d. in Rutland, Vt. 
Sept. 7, 1850. Enlisted for 3 years or the war in the 
Rowley contingent Feb. 28, and was mustered into service 
March i, 1781 ; his receipt — "Benjamin Cheney, Jr.", for 
town bounty, — is on file. 

He received pension of $96 ^cr annum, commencing April 
6, 18 18. The following extract from the Rutland Herald 
gives interesting particulars. 

Capt. Cheney came into Vt. and settled in the north part of Rutland in 
1793, where he cleared up a farm and lived in the enjoyment of the liberty 
he fought so hard to earn, with a large and happy circle of children and 
grandchildren around him until nearly all his old companions in arms had 
fallen around him. The title of Capt. he obtained from the command of a 
company of militia in times when it was no small credit to be a soldier. 

Fond of relating stories of the revolution he made himself agreeable to 
all — an obliging neighbor, — a true friend,— a useful citizen. 

It was not until 1S40, under the ministry of Rev. Mr. Mitchell, that Capt. 
Cheney became a soldier of the Cross ; and it is remarkable how powerful 
an influence the Christian faith exerted upon him. Against the fears and 
almost remonstrances of his friends, fearing for his health, he laid aside the 
cup of which he had sometimes taken too freely, and ever after strictly 
adhered to the total abstinence pledge. His religious impressions made 
in old age, he related with the same vividness that he did the exciting 
scenes of the revolution, impressed upon his memory in the ardor of youth. 
How tender his conscience, how fearful of doing wrong, — how diligent in 
studying the Bible and in performing religious duties is known to all who 
were familiar with the last years of his life. May every survivor of that 

patriot band to whom we are indebted for these peaceful firesides, for this 

liberty, — these institutions, — this widely extending government — die with 
the consolations of the same cheering hopes of a blessed immortality. 


I. NAOMI,T m. Lyman Saunders. 

401, n. JAMES,^ is said to have married and had several children. 

152. ABEL, 6 (Benjamin,^ Nicholas,* Peter,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) b. in Rowley, bapt. at Byfield April 10, 1768, m. 

Nancy . Was a joiner. Resided in Holderness, N. H. 

Sold a lot (100 acres) for £45 to Edward Evans of Plymouth, 
N. H. Jan. 14, 1794. After his wife's death Charles Cheney 


of Rutland, V"t., Benjamin Cheney of Sudbury, Vt., Nanc} 
Cheney of Holderness, N. H., and Eliza, Mary and Gershom 
Cheney, minors, by their guardian, Robert Cox, sold to Levi 
Drew their rights in a certain tract of land in Holderness, 
they being heirs of Nancy Cheney, late of H. July 4, 1827, 
Jane Cheney of Rutland, Vt. one of the daughters of the late 
Abel and Nancy Cheney of Holderness, N. H. sold all her 
interest in their estate. 


402. I. CHARLES C0X,7 b. Feb. 10, 1796. 

403. n. BENJAMIN.^ v. MARY.^ 

m. NANCY.7 404. vi. GERSHOM.^ 

IV. ELIZA.'' vn. JANE.^ 

153. SAMUEL,6 (Benjamin,^ Nicholas,* Peter,^ Peter,^ 
John,^) b. in Byfield Parish on the borders of Newbury and 
Rowley, Mass. March 8, 1768, bapt. May 6, 1769, m. i^\ 
Chloe Manley, b. Oct. 2, 1779, d. June 26, 1824. He m. 2*^, 
May 7, 1826, Clarissa Deming. He was a farmer ; resided 
in Rutland and Hubbardton, Vt. 


405. I. WILLIAM ALONZO,^ b. Dec. 31, 1806. 

II. MARY,' b. May 12, 1808, d. Sept. i, 181 1. 

III. CLARISSA.^ 1 , , 

> b. Auo^. 20, 1 81 2. 

406. IV. LEONARD." J 

Clarissa was m. June 8, 1848, to Herman C. Brinkerhoff, of 
Springvale, Wis. She bore the trials and privations of a new 
country with patience. She never gave pain to any of God's 
creatures. The teachings of her home tended toward the good. 
She died, loved and respected by all who knew her, on the 
morning of Dec. 23, 1884, and was buried in the beautiful 
cemetery on Wedge's Prairie, in the township of Waupun. 
Her only son bears this testimony: " She was a good mother." 
Child: Francis Brinkerhoff, b. March 20, 1849, in Springvale, 
Wis. Has spent nearly all of his life on the farm. Was 
educated in the district school at home, in the public schools of 
Brandon, Wis. and at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, la. He 
taught school a number of terms, has been master of Brandon 
Grange, deputy of Hope Lodge, I. O. G. T., recording steward 


of the M. E. church, town clerk, supervisor of schools, and is 
now chairman of the board of supervisors of the town. He is 
proprietor of a stock farm, raising registered Short Horn cattle, 
Berkshire hogs, and Merino sheep. He m. in April, 1874, 
Nancy Jane Grinnell of Waupun, Wis. and has children: [i.] 
Francis H. Brinkerhoff, b. Aug. 23, 1876, [ii.] Edith E. Brink- 
erhoff, b. Dec. i, 1878, [iii.] David W. Brinkerhoff, b. May 28, 
1881, d. March 3, 1883, [iiii.] Arian J. Brinkerhoff, b. Dec. 21, 
1883, [v.] Mary C. Brinkerhoff, b. July 18, 1886, [vi.] Bessie 
H. Brinkerhoff, b. May 4, 1890, [vii.] Neil Brinkerhoff, b. 
March 29, 1894. 
V. SAMUEL,^ b. June 15, 1814, d. Jan. 15, 1816. 
VI. MARY,'' b. April 28, 1816, d. Jan. 8, 1822. 

VII. SAMUEL,'^ b. Oct. 18, 1818; he was a carpenter, worked in 
various places in Vt. N. Y. and Wis. Remained single, and d. 
in Rutland, Vt. June 25, 1881. 
407. VIII. BENJAMIN,^ b. Sept. 7, 1822. 

155. ELISHA,6 (Benjamm,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) bapt. in East Hartford, Conn. Jan. 11, 1770, m. 
Olive, dau. of Jedidiah and Sarah (Wilcox) North, of Berlin, 
Conn. b. in 1773. She was in the sixth generation from John 
North, an early settler of Farmington, Conn. One of her 
nephews, Simeon North, was a professor and afterward 
president of Hamilton College, N. Y. Elisha Cheney fol- 
lowed the family trade of clock-making. 

Tradition says he " cut out the wooden cogs with his penknife " ; cer- 
tainly the methods were simple, and the ingenuity had to be very great, to 
produce such excellent timepieces as some of the old " Cheney clocks " 
without machinery, or with very poor tools. Simeon North, Mrs. Cheney's 
brother, established a pistol manufactory at New Britain, Conn, and Elisha 
Cheney made the screws for the pistol locks ; and there in New Britain 
July 3, 1 80 1, Mr. Cheney bought of North, for the sum of $103, a small lot 
of land, "containing 9 rods, 20 links," "lying West of Joseph Crofut's 
land, in Worthington, on the East side of Berlin." Later he moved out to 
the top of a high hill, which is still known as " Cheney Hill." The pros- 
pect from the eminence is beautiful, with Mts. Higbee and Lamentation in 
the distance. The house was of a single story, painted red. Rooms were 
added from time to time till it had more gables than any other house in 
town. It was burned in 1891. Mrs. Wright of Oberlin, O. remembers 
visiting the homestead in her childhood. She describes Mrs. Cheney as 


" a kind, motherly woman, who did all in her power to make every one 
happy." They removed to Lima, N. Y. about 1835, and thence in a few 
years to Roscoe, 111. Letters written to relatives in Conn, are still pre- 
served, which give particulars of the journey West, with the many hard- 
ships and adventures on the way and in the starting of a new home, 
including tales of numerous deer, wolves and other wild creatures seen 
every day. 

The father died July 2, 1847. The mother died March 6, 
1849, ^^ small pox. Both are buried in the Roscoe cemetery. 

" Elisha Cheney 

died July 2, 1847, 

ae. 78 years. 

Sweet is the sleep our father takes 
Till in Christ Jesus he awakes." 

" Olive, wife of Elisha Cheney 
died March 6, 1849, 

ae. 77." 

I. CLARISSA,'' b. Feb. 5, 1794, m. Feb. 19, 1818, /osta/t Savage, 
b. March 8, 1795, d. Dec. 17, 1857. She d. Nov. 25, 1874, 
Children: (i) Harriet Newell Savage, b. Aug. 11, 1819, d. May 
23, 1 88 1, m. Noah Smith of Berlin, Conn, and had children, 
[i] Laura Fidelia Smith, b. June 28, 1840, [ii] Walter Elliott 
Smith, b. Nov. 13, 1842, [iii] Harriet Savage Smith, b. June 
18, 1845, [iiii] Emma Josephine Smith, b. May 25, 1848, [v] 
Clara Cheney Smith, b. May 11, 1850; (2) Elliott Savage, b. 
Jan, 6, 1822, d. Feb. 26, 1880, m, June 13, 1848, Sarah Foot 
Southmayd, lived in Berlin, Conn., and had children, [i] Clara 
Elizabeth Savage, b. April 9, 1849, [ii] Edgar Camp Savage, 
b. Feb. 20, 1 85 1, [iii] Leonard Southbridge Savage, b. May 13, 
1854, [iiii] Mary Harriet Savage, b. Dec. 24, 1855, [v] Emily 
Savage, b. Sept. 29, 1857, [vi] Horace Southbridge Savage, b. 
March 27, 1861, [vii] Henry Elliott Savage, b. Feb. 8, 1863, 
[viii] Walter Hubbard Savage, b. Oct. 16, 1867, [ix] Alfred 
Birge Savage, b. Jan. 4, 1870; (3) Joseph Anderson Savage, b. 
Feb. 3, 1827, d. in June, 1889, m. June 20, 1855, Mary Maria 
Henson, b. Dec. 20, 1829, and had children, [i] Laura Emeline 


Savage, b. Oct. 23, 1857, [ii] Joseph Willard Savage, b. July 

18, 1859, [iii] Mary Ada Savage, b. April 26, 1868, [iiii] Clara 
Mabel Savage, b. Sept. 24, 1872. 

409. II. OLCOTT," b. May 27, 1795- 

III. POLLY,'^ b. Dec. 11, 1796, m. Oct. 8, 1826, Richard Cowles of 

Southington, Conn., and Lima, N. Y., being his second wife. 
Their children were : (i) Joseph Cowles, b. Sept. i, 1827, d. Jan. 

19, 1829, (2) Mary E. Cowles, b. Aug. 21, 1829, m. Davis Arm- 
strong, (3) Eliza W. Cowles, b. May 25. 1831, m. John Hay- 
dock, (4) Benjamin Cheney Cowles, b. June 11, 1836, m. Sarah 
Hull, and had children, (5) Harriet M. Cowles, b. Aug. 25, 1839, 
d. March 15, 1876 ; Mrs. Polly (Cheney) Cowles d. Dec. 3, 1839. 

IV. HARRIET,^ b. Dec. 23, 1798, m. Oct. 13, 1819, Johii North, of 

Berlin, Conn. b. Dec. 25, 1796, d. Aug. 8, 1872. She d. May 2, 
1889. Children: (i) Orrin Lyman North, b. Aug. 16, 1820, m. 

Dec. 10, 1849, Ellen , and had children, [i] Harriet Maria 

North, b. in Feb. 1848, [ii] Mary Ellen North, b. Dec. 25, 1849, 
[iii] Maggie North, b. Feb. 20, 1851, [iv] Isaac North, b. Jan. 
10, 1854, [v] John Edmund North, [vi] Sarah Elizabeth North; 

(2) Elisha Cheney North, b. Jan. 29, 1822, d. April 25, 1844 ; 

(3) Isaac North, b. Sept. 10, 1823, m. June 14, 1847, Elizabeth 
Lounsbury, resided in Chicago, 111., they had children, [i] Emma 
Louise North, b. March 31, 1848, [ii] Charles Augustus North, 
b. Jan. 7, 1850, [iii] Annie Elizabeth North, b. Nov. 17, 1855, 
[iiii] William Henry North, b. April 10, 1859; (4) John North, 
b. Feb. 8, 1825, m. Abigail Austin, and had children, [i] John 
Austin North, b. July 13, 1852, [ii] Sarah Maria North, b. 
Aug. IS, 1854, [iii] Medora North, b. Jan. i, 1858, [iiii] Caleb 
Lindsley North, b. Dec. 29, 1859, [v] Alice Hale North, b. 
Dec. 14, 1861, [vi] Franklin Bill North, b. Feb. 19, 1867; 
(5) Harriet Maria North, b. Nov. 18, 1826, (6) Olive Cheney 
North, b. Sept. 14, 1828, m. April 4, 1851, Samuel Andrus, and 
had children, [i] Hattie Estelle Andrus, b. and d. in 1855, [ii] 
Katie Louise Andrus, b. April 22, 1856, m. George B. Jones, 
[iii] Mary Elizabeth Andrus, b. Sept. 22, i860, m. John H. 
Webber, [iiii] Emma Augusta Andrus, b. Aug. 27, 1864, m. 
Dr. Eugene Mead ; (7) Sarah Ann North, b. Sept. 12, 1830, m. 
March 28, 1854, Francis P. Bill, and had children, [i] Bertha 
Maria Bill, b. Feb. 22, 1856, [ii] Edwin Bill, b. and d. in 1858, 
[iii] Frankie Bill, b. and d. in i860, [iiii] Fred Roswell Bill, b. 
in 1863, [v] Dwight Howard Bill, b. July 4, 1867, [vi] Edith 
Howard Bill, b. July 10, 1871 ; (8) Elizabeth Jane North, b. 
Nov. 13, 1832, m. i^S Oct. 3, 1854, John Edwards, and had five 


children, four of whom died very young, the fifth, Julia Orpha 
Edwards, b. April 24, 1864, m. C. H. Aspinwall; Mrs. Edwards 
m. 2'i, Dec. 24, 1879, Luther Piper, resides at Berlin, Conn.; 
(9) Louisa North, b. May 31, 1836, d. Sept. 14, 1839, (10) 
William Henry North, b. Sept. 18, 1838, d. Sept. 16, 1839. 
V. ORRY,'' b. Feb. 5, 1804, m. Walter W. Warner, and lived at 
Roscoe, III. Children: (i) Lucy A. Warner, b. Sept. 17, 1826, 
m. William Richardson, (2) Frederick W, Warner, b. Sept. 28, 
1828, m. Amelia Birdsall, (3) Orry Warner, d. in infancy, (4) 
Mary J. Warner, b. July 3, 1833, m. S. O. Wood, of Beloit, 
Wis., (5) Josephine A. Warner, b. July 15, 1835, m. A. P. 
Brown, (6) Sarah Elizabeth Warner, b. Sept. 2, 1837, also 
m. A. P. Brown. 
VI. OLIVE,'^ b. Feb. 7, 1804, m. A^orris Wilcox, of Berlin, Conn.; 
They removed to Harmony, Wis., where they died in 1891 and 
1895 respectively, and were buried at Roscoe, 111. Children: 
(i) WiUiam Henry Wilcox, b. July 27, 1835, d. March 9, 1887, 
(2) Augustus Elon, b. May 4, 1838. 
410. VII. BENJAMIN,'^ b. Aug. 11, 1808. 

I 56. RUSSELL,^ (Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ Peter,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) b_ at East Hartford, Conn. Jan. 12, 1772, m. at 
Springfield, Mass. Oct. 6, 1800, Nancy Collins, dau. of a 
Revolutionary soldier, it is said, b. Aug. 22, 1774, d. Aug. 
24, 1863. 

In his youth he learned the family trade, the art of clock- 
making, and became a skillful workman. He removed to 
Thetford, Vt. and resided there until the year 181 1, when he 
left his wife and children and returned to Connecticut. 

A passion for intoxicating drink ruined his life, though it did not ter- 
minate it. After a lapse of 21 years a Russell Cheney, believed to be this 
man, married Myra Roper June 24, 1832, at Southington, Conn, and they 
united in a deed of land Sept. 22, 1834. Sept. 23, 1845, Russell Cheney 
conveyed land to Cordelia Fenner, with buildings and "all his personal 
estate." It is thought he died soon after. 

Meantime Mrs. Nancy (Collins) Cheney, with sad but brave heart; did 
heroic work for her six boys. She did the work of a tailoress, making 
men's clothing; she earned an honest living and held the high respect of 
all who knew her. Her youngest child, the babe who was born shortly 
after her husband's desertion, proved by no means a permanent burden, 
for he was a helpful boy, and his house became the home of her declining 


years. She was a woman of great fortitude. In 1856, when she was 82 
years old she had an attack of an acute disorder, usually fatal, a check of 
circulation in one of her feet, accompanied with violent pain ; soon a black 
spot appeared, and mortification thus begun threatened to involve the 
whole body. When the physician mentioned that amputation of the limb 
might save life, though it involved great chances of fatal result, especially for 
one 82 years old ! she offered to have the experiment made, and it was 
done. She lived seven years longer. Though deprived of the whole limb 
she would work herself about the house in a little rocking-chair, and made 
herself very useful. 

For more than sixty years she was a member of the Congregational 
church, beloved and helpful. She was meek, patient, pleasant, a remark- 
ably strong character. The last time she went out was on the Fourth of 
July, the day her patriot father helped to prepare for and defend ; and her 
heart was loyal to the republic ; she took great interest in the overthrow of 
the Rebellion and the maintenance of the Federal Union. Her departure 
was in peace and hope. " All is bright and pleasant," she said just before 
she fell asleep in Jesus. 


411. I. CHARLES CHAUNCEY,^ b. March 21, 1801. 

412. II. GEORGE,^ b. Aug. 22, 1802. 

III. BELA,^ b. Dec. 7, 1804. 

IV. ALLEN,^ b. March 4, d. April 19, 1807. 

V. MARTIN,^ b. May 22, 1809, d. Dec. 31, 1823. 

413. VI. RUSSELL,^ b. April 28, 181 1. 

I 59. ABIEL,6 ( Abiel,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) 
b. in East Hartford, Conn. Jan. 6, 1754, m. in Chatham, 
Conn. Feb. 20, 1776, Prudence, dau. of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth (Shepard) Penfield, b. June 18, 1754. He made a pur- 
chase of land in his native town in 1782, and resided there, 
at least until 1792. 


420. I. ABIEL,^ b. Feb. 11, 1777. 
n. LUCY,'^b. April 17, 1780. 

in. CHARLOTTE,^ b. Dec. 26, 1781. 

421. IV. CHARLES,^ b. Jan. 15, 1784. 

V. PRUDENCE,^ b. May 29, 1786. 

422. VI. ASAHEL,^ b. Jan. 6, 1792. 


161. DANIEL,^ ( Abiel,5 Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,2John,i) 

b. Oct. 28, 1760, m. . He bought and sold considerable 

real estate, loaned money, &c. Is called "Captain" in a 
deed in 1807. Hed. before June 6, 1822, when the executor 
of his estate discharged a mortgage in his name. 


n. ESTHER.' 
428. m. DANIEL.' 

IV. SUSAN,' m. Aug. 10, 1820, Bulkley Johnson Davis, at Chat- 
ham, Conn. 

I 64. TIMOTHY,^ (Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) ]3^ \^ Orford parish, Conn. Oct. 8, 1758, m. i^*, July 
3, 1787, Rhoda Skinner, b. July 28, 1768, d. March 10, 
1802. He m. 2'\ Nov. 17, 1802, Elizabeth Clark, b. Oct. 
13, 1774, d. April 5, 1852. He d. Nov. 7, 1838. 


434. I. JOEL,' b. Nov. 9, 1787. 

II. DANIEL,' b. April 19, 1790, was drowned in New Haven 
harbor May 30, 1805. 

III. BETSEY,' b. Sept. 23, 1791, m. John M^yi/ys, d. Jan. 12, 1871. 

IV. RHODA,' b. Dec. 5, 1794, m. Sylvester Blish. 

435. V. TIMOTHY,' b. Feb. i, 1797. 

436. VI. HALSEY,' b. June 30, 1799. 

VII. HARRIET,' b. June 12, 1801, m. David C. Andrews, and had 
Children: (i) Malcom Andrews, and (2) Daniel Andrews. She 
d. in Oct. 1862, in Illinois. 

437. VIII. HORACE,' b, March 10, 1802. 

IX. CLARISSA,' b. May 11, 1804, m. Marcius Hutchins; shed. 

Sept. 24, 1883. 
X. AUSTIN DANIEL,' b. April 13, 1808. 
XI. WALTER PITKIN,' b. Sept. 2, 1809. 

XII. JANE ELIZABETH,' b. Jan. 26, 181 1, d. at South Manches- 
ter, Conn. Oct. i, 1885. She was a successful teacher of chil- 
dren, and that in ways quite original ; her method was much 
like the " Kindergarten " plan which Froebel afterward de- 


XIII. MARY PITKIN,^ b. Feb. 9, 1813. 

XIV. CYRUS HOSMER,' b. Aug. 14, 181 5, d. Jan. 21, 1843. 
XV. CYNTHIA MARIA/ b. Sept. 12, 1817, d. Dec. 15, 1895. 

165. GEORGE,^ (Timothy ,5 Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ 
John,^) b. in Orford parish, Conn. Dec. 20, 1771, m. Oct. 
18, 1798, Electa, dau. of Deodatus and Esther (Wells) 
Woodbridge, b. Jan. 2, 1781, d. Oct. 12, 1853; her line of 
descent was Deodatus,^ Russell,^ Rev. Samuel,* Rev. Benja- 
min,^ Rev. John, 2 of Newbury, Rev. John,^ of Stanton, 
England. His home was at South Manchester, Conn. 


440. I. GEORGE WELLS,'^ b. Oct. 22, 1799. 

II. JOHN,'^ b. Oct. 20, 1801, d. unm. Aug. 20, 1885. 

441. III. CHARLES,^ b. Dec. 26, 1803. 

442. IV. RALPH,^ b. Jan. 13, 1806. 

443. V. SETH WELLS,^ b. Nov. 26, 1810. 

444. VI. WARD/ b. Feb. 23, 1813. 

445. VII. RUSH/ b. April 25, 1815. 

446. VIII. FRANK,T b. July 5, 181 7. 

IX. ELECTA WOODBRIDGE/ b. Sept. 8, 1821, m. June 11, 
1845, Richard Goodman, Jr., of Hartford, Conn, who was b. 
July 28, 1 818, and d. Dec. 19, 1896. Children: (i) Richard 
Goodman, b. April 2, 1846, (2) Rosalie Cheney Goodman, b. 
Oct. 29, 1848, (3) Electa Lilian Goodman, b. Oct. 15, 1859. 

I 66. CALVIN,6 (Silas,5Benjamin,4 Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) 
b. June 19, 1770, m. Dec. 28, 1797, Lovina dau. of William 
and Lovina (Bingham) Wilson ; Mr. Wilson "served four 
terms" as a Revolutionary soldier, and d. March 31, 1807, 
ae. 52 ; his widow d. Aug. 8, 1848, ae. 93. The grave- 
stone of Calvin Cheney at South Manchester, Ct. says he 
d. Dec. 12, 1842, aged 72. 


I. SARAH MARIA/ b. Jan. 7, 1799, m. William Porter, of Gov- 
entry, Ct. Children: (i) William Porter, (2) Erastus Porter, (3) 
Sarah Porter, (4) Francis Porter, (5) Ellen Porter, (6) Harry 
Porter, (7) Thomas Porter, (8) Elizabeth Porter, (9) Mary Porter. 


II. MARY,'^ b. Feb. ii, 1801, m. George Wells Cheney, q. v. 

III. EMILY/ b. Feb. 8, 1803, m. Heftry Francis, who was for many 

years town clerk of Hartford, Ct. Children: (i) Elizabeth 
Francis, (2) Adelaide Francis, (3) Mary Francis, (4) Rebecca 
Francis, (5) Henry Francis, (6) Rosalie Francis, (7) Emily 

IV. ELIZABETH," b. Dec. 16, 1804, d. Dec. 3, 1828; m. Dr. John 

Hubbard. Child: Elizabeth Hubbard, m. John C. Mather. 

447. V. WILLIAM ELY,'' b. Oct. 7, 1806. 

448. VI. CALVIN NELSON,T b. Sept. 22, 1808. 

VII. ELECTA,'^ b. April 9, 181 5, m. M. A. F. Harrison, of Rochester, 
N. Y.; shed. Dec. 16, 1888. 

167. SILAS ELY,6 (Silas,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) b. atManchester, Ct. Feb. 12, 1776, m. Polly Youngs 
of Waterbury, Ct. He d. at Litchfield, Conn, in September, 

[Some doubt as to the entire accuracy of the names and 
relationships included.] 


II. MARY YOUNGS'' ; became a school-teacher, and on her way to 
a school in North Carolina met the since famous Horace Greeley 
at a boarding-house in New York city. He went to the South 
to make her his bride, and she became an important factor in 
his eventful career. The life of Horace Greeley is about to be 
re-written by his daughter, Gabrielle (Mrs. F. M. Clendenin). 

449. III. EDWARD P.' 

450. IV. SILAS E.T 

I 68. ELIAS,6 (Moses,5 Edmund,* John,^ Peter,2 John,i) 
b. in Newbury Feb. 20, 1 741-2, m. i**, Sept. 7, 1762, Jane 
Plummer at Row^ley ; m. 2'S March 9, 1768, in New^bury, 
Ruth Jackman of Byfield, who d. Feb. 19, 1774; m. 3*^ June 
8, 1774, Hannah Pike, also of B. He enlisted March 7, 
1781, in Capt. Chamberlain's co., Col. Davis' regt. and 
"marched for Rhode Island"; time of service, 11 days. 
He resided first in Byfield — Rowley, and, about 1785 removed 
to Campton, N. H. ; owned land also in Londonderry and 


Chester, N. H. Removed to Thornton, N. H. and became 
a prominent citizen and church officer. "Mrs. Cheney the 
elder died Jan. 14, 1832." " Mr. Cheney died March, 1832." 


I. MARY,' " Molly,"'' bapt. May 15, 1763, m. in April, 1789, Silas 

Fox, of Thornton, N. H. 
n, JANE,'' ["Jenny,"''] b. in 1765, m. March 19, 1792, Charles 
Cook Lunt, of Thornton, N. H. 

451. in. EBENEZER,'' b. in 1767. 

452. IV. ELI AS,^ bapt. April 23, 1769. 

453. V. PAUL JACKMAN,' bapt. Jan. 6, 1771. 

VI. RUTH,' bapt. May 9, 1773, m. Abner Colby. Children: (i) 
William Colby, (2) Samuel Colby ; resided in Thornton, N. H. 

vn. HANNAH,' m. Pettee. 

vni. SARAH,' [" Sally" ''], m. Mc Arthur. 

454. IX. SAMUEL,' b. March 12, 1778. 

X. LYDIA,' d. unmarried in 1806. 

I 69. MOSES,6 (Moses,5 Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) 
bapt. in Bj^field, Sept. i, 1745, m. Jan. 22, 1770, Eunice Bur- 
bank of Rowley. In 1769 he purchased land and a " full- 
ing mill" at Crawley's Falls in Brentwood, N. H., and 
another lot with a share in a sawmill in 1774. He bought 
land in Newbury in 1781 ; he and his wife sold 14 acres of 
marsh in Salisbury " at a place called the Barbaries " Aug. 
15, 1782 ; bought a tract in Nottingham N. H. in 1786 and 
one in Deerfield, N. H., in 1787. He removed to Notting- 
ham, where we find his residence stated in a deed of a tract 
he purchased March 18, 1793. He was a man of sagacity 
and character, respected and trusted. 

I. ELEAZER BURBANK,^ b. Oct. 8, 1770. 

II. SARAH,' b. Oct. 24, 1772. 

III. GREENLEAF,' b. Feb. 25, 1775, 

IV. EUNICE,' b. March 4, 1777. 
V. MERCY,' b. April 3, 1780. 

VI. BETTY,' b. Jan. 11, 1783. 


I 70. JONATHAN,^ (Moses,5 Edmund,^ John,^ Peter,2 
John,i) bapt. in Bylield March 5, 1748-9, m. i*', Sarah 

■ , who d. in 1790. He m. 2'\ [Int. March 9, 1790,] 

Hannah Hannaford of Rowley. Enlisted May i, 1775 in 
J. Gerrish's co., Col. Moses Little's regt. and served 3 
months and 8 days. His name was placed on the U. S. Pen- 
sion Roll of Essex co. May 21, 1833, the annuity commenc- 
ing Mar. 4, 183 1 ; he was recorded as 86 yrs. old; the pen- 
sion was $23.33 psi' annum. He d. in Newbury (Byfield) 
Feb. 4, 1836, leaving only two children, Mark and Jonathan ; 
who placed on the Probate records certain testimony to the 
facts that they were his sons and heirs and entitled to receive 
the arrears of pension then due him. Joseph Cheney and 
Benjamin Crombie made affidavits in evidence. 


458. I. MARK,^ b. Oct. I, 1773. 

n. ABNER MOOERS/ b March 15, 1780, m. March 16, 1800, 
Lois Hanaford, of Rowley. 
460. m. JONATHAN,^ b. Aug. 6, 1792. 

171, RICHARD,6 (Nathaniel,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,2 
John,i) b. in Newbury Jan. 27, 1744-5, m. June 13, 1770, 
Anna Chase of Haverhill. [Ann, dau. of Ezra and Judith 
(Davis) Chase, was b. in Haverhill July 29, 1745.] Richard 
Cheney enlisted July i, 1775, and was enrolled in Capt. 
Samuel Stewart's co. '' for 51 days billeting " ; was a sergeant 
in Dowe's co. of coast guards at Great Island, Piscataqua 
river, Nov. 5, 1775 ; he receipted Oct. i, 1776 at Camp Mt. 
Washington for money due prior to Jan. i, with other mem- 
bers of Capt. Gilman's co. of the 4*^ regt. He afterward 
resided at Newport, N. H. ; m. a dau. of Caleb Atwood. He 
lived on the S. Clark farm, on East mountain. 


L HANNAH,^ b. Feb. 26, 1773. 
II. ABIGAIL,'' m. Reuben Haven. 

III, JUDITH,'' m. Jonathan Maxjield oi Goshen, N. H. 

IV. MEHITABLE,'' m. Reuben Cntts. 


172. NATHANIEL,^ (Nathaniel,^ Edmund,* John,^ 
Peter,2John,i) b. in Plaistow, N. H. Dec. 17, 1748, m., March 
9, 1 780-1, Betty Key, of Haverhill. He had a deed from 
his father in 1779, ^^ ^^"^ ^" Plaistow. Both he and his 
father signed a petition in 1786 for the union of Plaistow, 
Atkinson and Hampstead in a representative district. He 
served in the defence of Piscataqua river in the Revolution, 
being in Capt. Dowe's co. at Goat Island, Nov. 5, 1775 ; the 
roll stated that he was from Plaistow. From the circumstance 
that Col. Thomas Nixon's (6*^) regt. had some Essex co. 
men, and from the reported age of the soldier, it may be 
fairly concluded that this is the person specified in the two 
extracts from Mass. Archives here following, and in those 
from the Pension Bureau at Washington, D. C. 

Cheney, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also^ return of men in service on or before 
Aug. 15, 1777, dated Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, muster roll 
for May, 1779, dated Highlands; enlisted Jan 20, 1777; enlistment, 3 

Cheeney, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 
I, 1780, to Jan. 20, 1780; reported discharged Jan. 20, 1780; also, return 
for clothing for 1 7S0, dated Peekskill. 

Cheaney, Nathaniel. Private, Massachusetts Continental line, was 
placed on Roll, March 25, 1819. His pension dates from April 14, 1818. 
He died Jan. 19, 1832. In a deposition made. May 27, 1820, it is stated 
that he was seventy-five years old and residing at that time in the town of 
Foster. At the time of his application it is set forth that he was a resident 
of Coventry, District of Rhode Island, and that he was a private in the 
regiment commanded by Col. Nixon of the Massachusetts line for a term 
of three years. His pension was eight dollars a month. 

The following is a verbatim copy from one of the papers 
in the case : 

" I Nathaniel Cheaney, in the District of Rhode Island, on sworn oath, 
do declare and say that in the year 1777 I enlisted as a private soldier in 
Captain John Spurr's company and Colonel Nixon's regiment in the Con- 
tinental Army of the United States and 6th regiment Massachusetts line 
for three years, in which service I continued the above mentioned time, 


when I received a regular discharge, but said discharge is now lost. I 
further depose that I am now in reduced circumstances and stand in need 
of the assistance of my country for support. 

Attest by counsel. his 

Nathaniel X Cheaney." 


Another original paper reads thus : 

" I certify that Nathaniel Cheaney, an old Revolutionary soldier, did, in 
the year 1777, enlist for three years in my company in the Continental 
Army in the 6th Massachusetts regiment, and served his time out as a good 
and faithful soldier. 

John Spurr, then Captain in said regiment. 

Providence, April 11, 181 3." 

I 73. THOMAS,^ (Peter,5Edmund,4John,3Peter,2Johni,) 
b. in Bradford Sept. 29, 1758, m. June 3, 1779, Hannah Dan- 
forth of Bradford, b. in 1759. 

Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; arrived at 
Providence May 4, 1777 ; discharged July 4, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, 
travel included. 

He enlisted Sept. 30, 1777, in Capt. Nathaniel Gage's co., Maj. Gage's 
regt.; was discharged Nov. 6, 1777; service, i mo. 9 days, with Northern 
army ; also, his name is in a descriptive list of enlisted men dated Jan. i , 
1 782 ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; 
occupation, cordwainer; birthplace, Bradford; residence, Bradford; en- 
listed June 15 (also given June 5), 1781 ; joined Capt. Benjamin Heywood's 
CO. (6th) regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; muster roll for Aug., 1 7S1, dated Peeks- 
kill ; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Camp at Bald Hill; also, 
muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Highlands; also, muster rolls 
for Dec, 1781-March, 1782, dated Huts, New Boston; also, muster roll for 
May, 1 782 ; term of enlistment unexpired, 24 months 4 days. 

Private, Capt. David Goodwin's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 
22, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 11 days; company 
detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

He receipted for bounty Aug. 9, 1781 ; signed an order for wages due 
him April 26, 1784. Received a pension in Rockingham co. N. H. for 
service " in the Massachusetts line," which was continued to his widow 
after his death. 

He bought land in Derryfield, N. H. in 1795 ; re- 
sided at Londonderry, and Derry, N. H. in 1805. In the 
burying-ground at Derry is a stone inscribed with his name 
and the record of his death, Jan. 18, 1838, at the age of 79. 


Geo. W. Pinkerton was administrator of his estate. The 
widow passed away March 14, 1841. Her home was with 
her son WilHam in her old age. 


462. I. STEPHEN DANFORTH,^ b. Feb. 25, 1781. 
II. SALLY,^ m. Dec. 31, i?>o\, John Major. 

III. POLLY," m. Jan. 28, i%o2, John Major. 

463. IV. WILLIAM,'' 1784. 

464. V. THOMAS,'^ b. in 1789. 

VI. ELIZA," m. March 29, 1808, Elisha Taylor. 
VII. BETSEY,^ m. Dec. 12, 1822, Savory Bancroft. 

I 74. S AMUEL,6 (Peter,5 Edmund,^ John,^ Peter,^ John,i) 
bapt. at Bradford Dec. 19, 1762, m. i'% in Rowley, Dec. 9, 
1783, Abigail Joseph, of Rowley. M. 2'\ in the same place, 
Nov. 2, 1797, Judith Dole, of Rowley; she d. June 17, 1844. 
He enlisted from " the East Parish of Bradford" [since Box- 
ford and Groveland] ; marched June 25, arrived at Spring- 
field July I, 1780, under command of Capt. Phinehas Parker; 
his description was "17 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches high, 
light complexion"; " passed muster" Oct. 25, and was dis- 
charged Dec. 5, 1780. He served in Capt. John Fuller's 
CO. of Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. He re-enlisted for 
3 years April 9, 1781, and receipted for bounty paid by the 
town. He received a pension of $96 a year for service " in 
the Massachusetts line." He was one of the inhabitants of 
Bradford, N. H. who petitioned for a " half-shire " at West 
Hopkinton, June i, 1791. He spent some years at Henniker, 
and at Washington, N. H. He d. at Warner, N. H. Oct. 
5, 1841. 

I. EBENEZER,^ b. about 1784, m. in Bradford, N. H., Dec. 24, 

1805, Phebe Cressy, and had sons, Ebenezer,^ Jr. and Savory.^ 
II. MARIA,'' b. June 14, 1798, m. Oct. 4, 1818, John Severance., of 
Washington, N. H.; she d. in Tilton, N. H. Aug. 3, 1883. 

465. m. GEORGE W.,^ b. Aug. 21, 1800. 

I 75. JAMES,*^ (Peter,5 Edmund,^ John,^ Peter,2 John,i) 
bapt. in Groveland Jan. 11, 1767, m. in Bradford, Sept. 9, 


1788, Hannah, dau. of Samuel and Ruth (Hardy) Boynton, 
b. in Bradford, Feb. 12, 1771. He removed to London- 
derry, N. H. and afterward to Waterville, Vt. The follow- 
ing list of children which has been furnished for the " Gene- 
alogy," fails to tell the husbands of Hannah and Lydia. 

I. LYDIA,^ b. Dec. 3, 1789, d. Oct. 10, 1809. 

466. n. JOSEPH,' b. April 5, -1791. 

m. RUTH,'^ b. Aug. 21, 1793, d. Sept. 26, 1804. 

IV. HANNAH,'^ b. Aug. 10, 1795, m. Aug. 3, 1824, d. Aug. 29,1851. 

467. V. JAMES,'^ b. Oct. 9, 1797. 

VI. SALLY,^ b. Feb. 2, 1800, d. March 20, 1823. 
VII. ANDREW,'^ b. Oct. 14, 1802, d. Oct. i, 1804. 

468. VIII. PETER,^ b. Oct. 13, 1804. 

469. IX. BOYNTON,'^ b. Sept. 30, 1806. 

X. LYDIA,'' b. June 16, 1810, m. Jan. 4, 1829, d. April 8, 1872. 

470. XI. ABNER JONES,^ b. Feb. 28, 1815. 

I 76. JACOB,6 (John,5 Edmund,^ John,^ Peter,^ John,i) 
b. in Byfield in 1774, m. in Reading Nov. 19, 1799, Nancy, 
dau. of Simon and Mary Nichols, b. in R. in June, 1776, d. 
Feb. 9, 1864. He was a shoemaker, owner of some real 
estate. He resided after he came to maturity in Reading, 
and there he died Aug. 22, 1838. 

I. NANCY,'' b. Dec. 3, 1800, m. March 19, 1820, Ebenezer E. 
Eames of Reading. 

471. n. SUMNER,'' b. Jan. 9, 1805. 

HI. ALECTA,'' b. June 27, 1807, m. Nov, 10, 1828, Sumner Weston 
of Reading. 

472. IV. JOHN,' b. Feb. 21, 1814. 

I 77. JOHN,« (Tristram,5 John,^ John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. 
in Sudbury, Mass., April 29, baptized May 3, 1749, rn. in 
Hillsborough, N. H. in May, 1776, Abigail Corkin. Aug. 2, 
1777, he bought 40 acres of land, part of Lot 47, in Hills- 
borough. In 1782 he removed to Keene, N. H. ; to Wal- 


pole, N. H. in 1797 or 1798, and remained till 1805, when 
he removed to St. Johnsbury, Vt. Perhaps he also went 
with his sons to Bridgewater, or Dalton, N. H. 


I, JOHN/ Jr. m. Lucretia ; they bought and sold land in 

Dalton in 1803, 1805, &c. 
n. ABIGAI V m. Elijah Drtiry of Girard, Pa. 

474. HI. TRISTRAM/ bought land in Dalton, N. H. in 1803. 

475. IV. RUFUS/ b. May 4, 1789. 

476. V. ROSWELL/ b. at Keene, N. H., May 17, 1789. 

178. WILLI AM, 6 (Tristram,^ John,* John,^ Peter,^ 

John,i) b. in Sudbury Feb. i, 1750, m. Rebecca . He 

passed his youth in Ashburnham. 

His first residence of which we know, after reaching ma- 
turity, was Acworth, Cheshire co. N. H. He bought a tract 
of land in the adjoining town of Marlow Sept. 18, 1778, and 
soon after made his home in one of the neighboring villages — 
Alstead, where he spent the remainder of his days. He was 
a Revolutionary soldier ; on the roll of Capt. Samuel Can- 
field's CO. in Col. Benjamin Bellow's regt. July 3, 1777, and 
Sept. 21, following, in Ashley's co. among troops "who 
went to reinforce the Northern Continental army at Saratoga 
under command of General Gates." He enhsted "from 
Marlow," July 16, 1779 for one year, receiving £60 bounty 
and "billeting money." His signature to a receipt is in N. 
H. Rev. Rolls, Vol. 2, p. 642. 

He d. July 15, 1802. His widow and son William admin- 
istered on his estate June 29, 1803. 


478. I. WILLIAM/ b. Aug. 9, 1776. 

479. n. " LEWMAN,"^ b. Aug. 20, 1778. 
in. LUCY/ b. May 9, 1781. 

IV. MARGARET/ b. Aug. 10, 1783. 
V. LAURA/ ["Lory"]/ b. Aug. 11, 1785. 

480. VI. AMASA/b. Dec. 31, 1787. 

VII. REBECCA/ m. in March, 1806, John Lowell, of Washington, 
• N. H. 


I 79. ELIAS,6 (Tristram,^ John,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. 
in Sudbury Oct. 14, 1760, m. i*' Lucy, dau. of Joshua and 
Sarah (Burge) Blanchard,* b. in HolHs, N. H. June 4, 1760 ; 
she d. in 1797-8, and he m. 2*^ June 6, 1799, Deborah, dau. 
of Lemuel and Lydia (FHnt) Winchester f of Antrim, b. 
April 19, 1777 at Amherst, North Parish, now Mt. Vernon, 
N. H. She d. Jan. 30, 1854, ^^ Albany, Vt. As a stripling 
of 17 summers he enlisted " for three years or the war" Dec. 
17, 1777, and was mustered into the company of Capt. 
Elijah Clayes in the Second N. H. regiment. He followed 
the fortunes of that remarkable regiment in New York, New 
Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. He was overcome, as many 

* BLANCHARD. Thomas^ Blanchard came from England in the ship Jonathan in 1639, 
Bought land at Braintree and lived there some l^time. In 1651 he bought land at Charlestown, where 
he resided until his death, May 21, 1654. The name of his first wife, who died in England, is not 
known. His son Samuel,^ b. in Eng. Aug. 2, 1629 was elected constable in 1657 in Charlestown, 
joined the church Sept. 11, 1681, owned considerable real estate ; removed to Andover before 1690, 
was collector of taxes, etc. He m. ist. Mary, dau. of Seth Sweetser of Charlestown, who wash, in 
1637 and d. Feb. 20, 1668-9. Their son Jonathan, 3 b. in Charlestown May 25, 1664, m. May 26, 1685, 
Anna, da. of John Lovejoy of Andover, who d. Feb. 29, 1724. He d. in 1742, will prob. Nov. 15, 

1742. Benjamin,* b. in Andover, P"eb. 14, 1693, m. Dec. 29, 1718, Mary [prob. dau. of Na- 
thaniel and Dorcas Abbot]. He and his wife Mary (Abbot) Blanchard joined the Andover (South) 
church, Sept. 27, 1719, and were dismissed to form a church at Hollis, N. H. April 3, 1743. He 
bought land on the west side of Shawshin river Nov. 30, 1710, and sold lands and rights in 1742 and 
174S. At the latter date he was living in the western part of Dunstable, N. H. He was one of the 
founders of Hollis, N. H., one of its first town officers, etc. Joshua, 5 b. in Andover May 28, 1726 
went with his father to N. H. and made his home in Hollis. 

He m. Dec. 23, 1747, Sarah, dau. of John and Sarah (Taylor) Burge [or Burges] of Chelmsford, 
and received from his father Dec. i, 1747, a present of a homestead in Hollis, where he resided. 
Sarah Burge was b. in Chelmsford May 28, 1728. Her mother, Sarah, was dau. of Abraham and 
Mary (Whitaker) Taylor, of Concord, and was b. Oct. 13, 1696. Abraham was son of William and 
Mary Taylor, and was b. Nov. 14, 1656. Sarah Burge's father, John, was a son of John and Tryall 
(Thayer) Burge, b. Oct. 20, 1688. Tryall was a dau. of Shadrack [" Sydrick"] and Mary (Barrett) 
Thayer, b. in Braintree Feb. 7, 1656-7, granddaughter of Thomas and Margery (Wheeler) Thayer 
["Tayer"] who were married April 13, 1618, in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, and came to 
Braintree, Mass. at an early day. Shadrack, their third son was baptized at Thornbury May 10, 1629, 
and d. in Braintree Oct. 19, 1679. 

John Burge born about 1655, was son of John Burge, Senior, by a wife, whose name is unknown 
to the present writer. It is recorded that John Burge, Senior and Grissell Gurney of Braintree were 
married by Capt. Gookin of Cambridge July 3, 1667. She was successively wife of Thomas Jewell, 
Humphrey Griggs, and John Gurney, Senior, Of Braintree, Henry Kibbee of Dorchester, and " last 
of all wife to John Burge, Senior, of Chelmsford ! " 

The printed records of Braintree give Gurney's name as Clieny ; but the highly esteemed copyist 
of those records, Mr. Samuel A. Bates, wrote it correctly on his MS. copy, and somehow the error 
fastened itself on the book in the process of publication. Grizzell was not a Mrs. Cheney then ;"only 
a step-mother of one of the ancestors of Lucy Blanchard who married Elias Cheney of Antrim ! 

t Lemuel Winchester was b. in Tewksbury May 13, 1740, and d. in Amherst, N. H. Jan. 17, 1841, 
having passed beyond the century mark. He was a son of Isaac and a grandson of Elhanan Winches- 
ter and Mary Taylor, of the line of John Winchester, who came from England in 1635, settled first 
at Hingham. Lemuel was a corporal in Josiah Crosby's co. at the battle of Bunker Hill, and after- 
ward a sergeant. Was in Col. James Reed's regiment in 1779 and 1781. Lydia Flint wash. Aug. 25, 

1743, and d. March 18, 1S12. 


others were by the terribly fatiguing march toward Albany 
after the Ticonderoga fight, so that he fell out of the ranks 
and was reported " missing " when the troops reached Valley 
Forge. To this circumstance we owe the following descrip- 
tion, dated at Valley Forge Jan. 2, 1778 : 


Height I Complexion 
5 ft. 8 inches | light 

Color of hair 

Color of eyes 

He must have resumed his place in a very short time, how- 
ever, for he held his position and received pay for the full 
time. Undoubtedly he suffered in that awful winter and re- 
joiced afterward in the capture of Cornwallis' army at York- 
town. The soldiers were paid in depreciated currency, and 
the sum of $170.80 was paid him Jan. i, 1780 to make up 
for the deficiency. The town of Antrim also considered its 
veterans, and abated his taxes to the extent of $20.00. Dec. 
30, 1777, he bought of Robert McClurg a tract of land " in 
the Society Lands adjoining the town of Peterboro, N. H." 
about 200 acres, for £100, and sold it the same day to 
" Sarah Cheney of Surry, Cheshire county, spinster." The 
grantor <' personally appeared" before Justice Daniel Lake 
to attest his signature June 2, 1778. After the war Elias 
bought of John McCoy, July 3, 1780, " a certain tract of 
land lying in the north side of the Lot no. two in the East 
range, originally owned by John Moffat Esq. and in the 
town of Antrim, bounded as followeth : Beginning at a stake 
and stones on the north east angle of James Clark's lot, then 
running westerly by said Clark, one hundred and fifty rods 
to a Birch tree marked, then south thirty two rods to a stake 
and stones, then easterdly one hundred and fifty rods to the 
line of Major Curtice farm, then north by said Curtice to the 
bounds first mentioned ; and contains Thirty Acres." 

He purchased of Major Raley, for £69, Dec. 10, 1785, 
thirty six acres in Hillsborough, close by the Antrim line, 
adjoining land of David Blanchard and Daniel McNeil, — 
and sold the same to David Blanchard Dec. 27, 1788, for 
£70. Jan. 26, 1786, he bought of Samuel Symonds for 


£i6 — los. forty two and a half acres close by. Nov. i8, 
1794 he purchased of Daniel Nichols, for 5 shillings 20 acres 
adjoining land of Daniel Rogers ; of Adam Nichol, for 5 
shillings, 3>^ acres, part of N.'s farm; of David Parker, for 
5 shillings 6>^ acres near at hand; and Oct. 8, 1796 he 
added to his possessions a tract of 20 acres in the easterly end 
of Lot 13, " for the sum of forty dollars, equal to twelve 
pounds," by purchase of widow Mehitable Rogers of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. He sold a tract to Bray Wilkins of Deering, 
April 24, 1790, and another to John McCoy, March 24, 
1803. His residence was near the " Cork Bridge," close by 
the corner of Antrim, Hillsborough and Deering, and his 
estates were in A. and H. so that he was, so to speak, a 
citizen of both towns. His first wife bore him seven children, 
and died when the eldest was less than eleven years old. 
Soon after his second marriage he sold to John Stuart of 
Henniker "the farm which I now dwell on," his wife 
Deborah joining in the deed. They removed to Cabot, Vt. 
then to Concord, Vt. He d. in 1816. 


481. I. WILLIAM,"" 

b. March 31, 1787. 
n. ELIAS,^ 

483. ni. JESSE,' b. Oct. 3, 1788. 

484. IV. J0HN,7 

485. V. JOEL,^ b. March 19, 1791. 

VI. SARAH,'^ b. Feb. 23, 1793, m. Jan, 15, iS,\s, Benjamin Wells of 

Hardwick, Vt., b. May 23, 1791, d. July 23, 1849. She d. 
Jan. 26, 1878. Children: (i) Sarah A. Wells, b. Sept. 5, 1817, 
(2) Amasa Wells, b. June 25, 181 9, (3) Rosetta Wells, b. Dec. 
4, 1 82 1, (4) Benjamin F. Wells, b. Feb. 17, 1825, (5) Rev. 
George L. Wells, b. Jan. 11, 1828, (6) Jesse C. Wells, b. May 
20, 1830. 

VII. LUCY,'' b , m. Jesse Wells. 

VIII. BETSEY," b. Feb. 20, 1800, m. jytc. 22, i%i7, John Hunter j 
she d. March 10, 1878, at Albany, Vt. Children: (i) Frye 
Hunter, (2) Elias Hunter, (3) Deborah Hunter, (4) Sophia 
Hunter, (5) Luella Hunter, (6) Frank Hunter, (7) Eliza Hunter. 


IX. CLARISSA," b. , m. Samuel Siiles, d. at Albany, Vt., June 

28, 1878. Children: (i) Miranda Stiles, (2) Rev. Horace 
Stiles, (3) Florinda Stiles, (4) Rev. Silas Stiles, (5) Joanna 
Stiles, (6) Mary Ann Stiles, (7) Emily Stiles, (8) Clara Stiles, (9) 
Franklin Stiles, (10) Julia Stiles, (11) Benjamin Stiles. 
X. HANNAH," b. March 5, 1805, m, Samuel^ Hill, d. March 29, 
1865, at Littleton, N. H. Children: (i) Guy W. Hill, b. April 
20, 1823, (2) Atlanta Hill, b. Sept. 10, 1826, (3) Cyrus Franklin 
Hill, b. May 10, 1830. 

XI. LEMUEL,'^ d. in infancy. 

XII. ROXANNA,'' b. , m. at Danville, Vt, Dec. 18, 1824, Calvin 

Stiles. Children: (i) Stedman Stiles, (2) Riley Stiles, (3) Mar- 
garet Stiles, (4) Hannah Stiles, (5) Hannah Stiles, (6) Esther 
486. XIII. FRANKLLN,^ b. Dec. 18, 1812. 

I 80. JESSE,6 (John,5 John/ John,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. in 
Sudbury Oct. 13, 1754, m. June 17, 1781, Anna, dau. of 
Joseph and Judith (Mixer) Nichols of Fitzwilliam, N. H., b. 
in 1757, d. Oct. 31, 1823. He spent his youth in Framing- 
ham. When the Revolution began he was ready to stand in 
the defence of the liberties of the colonies. He enlisted 
April 23, 1775, as a private in Jonathan Whitcomb's co. of 
Col. James Read's regt. Tradition tells that he took part in 
the battle of Bunker Hill. He served again in Capt. Lawson 
Buckminster's (2d) co., Col. Abner Perry's regt. ; enlisted 
July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, 
travel included, on an alarm at Rhode Island. He bought 
land in Fitzwilliam, N. H. May i, 1780, and the next year 
married and made his home there. He and his wife 
were admitted to the church Sept. 15, 1782. He bought 
additional real estate there Jan. 27, 1783. But March 15, 
1787, he bought land in the south part of Lincoln, and 
April 17, 1795, a tract in Weston. Here he established 
his family more permanently, and lived many years in peace 
and comfort. July 20, 1827, he made his will, and left his 
property to his son and to his grandson, Elias Barron 
Cheney in equal portions, after devising certain sums as 
annual payments to the church in Weston. In case of the 


death of Elias under age his portion was to be divided 
equally among his surviving brothers and sisters. The 
young man lived to inherit his fortune, but survived only a 
few years. Mr. Cheney d. Sept. 20, 1827. 

487. JOSEPH,'^ bapt. in Fitzwilliam, N. H., Sept. 15, 1782. 

181. ELIAS,« (John,5 John,* John,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. in 
Sudbury, July 29, 1765. He was a " cordwainer." 

He bought 16 acres of land in Sudbury of Josiah Goode- 
now April 16, 1787, and perhaps other tracts unrecorded. 
Hailing from " Mildenburgh in the state of Vermont," he 
sold 20 acres of land in Sudbury with dwelling house and so 
forth to James Dix, Jan. 9, 1793. Of his family we have 
received no information. 

1 82. JOHN,6 (EHas,5 John,* John,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. 
about 1758. His father died when he was but six years old, 
and he had to buffet life's waves. But he was brave. See 
his Revolutionary record : 

Chaney, John, Pownalborough. Return of men enlisted or drafted 
into Continental Army from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt., 
dated Gardnerstown, Feb. 2, 1778; residence Pownalborough; enlisted for 
town of Braintree; also, list of men mustered in York Co. by Joseph 
Bragdon, Jr., Muster Master, dated Jan. 12, 1778; Capt. John Langdon's 
CO., Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; enlisted by Sergt. Henr^- Stilphen. 

In 1785, residing in Boston, he bought his mother's and his 
sisters' shares of his father's Sudbury property, and sold the 
whole to John Goodenow. He returned to Maine after the 
Revolution. When he was " 61 years old," living in " Lin- 
coln CO. Me.," he received a pension, which was annually 
paid until his death, Sept. i, 1827. We have no account of 
his family. 

I 83. RALPH,6 (Ralph,6 John," John,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. 
in Wiscasset, Me. July 22, 1775, m. Polly Decker. Resided 
in Wiscasset, Me. 



I. NANCY,'' m. Davidson. iv. ALDENJ 

II. MARY,' m. Erskine. v. DANIEL.' 

III. SUSAN,' m. Crooker. vi. SARAH.' 

VII. LYDIA,'m. Arnold; residence, Augusta, Me. 

I 84. JOSEPH,^ (Ralph,5 John,4 john,3 Peter,2 John,i) b. 
about 1780, m. Abigail Williams. Resided at Alna, Me. 



491. V. LEMUEL' 

492. VI. CYRUS,' b. April 27, 1824, 

I 85. BENJAMIN,^ (Ralph,5 John,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) 
b. Sept. II, 1782, m. Sept. i, 1805, Eunice Jackson. 
Residence, Wiscasset, Me. 


I 86. JOHN,6 (Ralph,5 John,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. 
Nov. 23, 1786, m. Betsey Turner. Resided in Whitefield, 


I. EPHRAIM,' b. Dec. 29, 1809. 
II. ANGELINE,' b. Sept. 23, 181 1. 

III. SERENA,' b. April 25, 1814. 

IV. JOSEPH T.,' b. Aug. 19, 181 7. 
V. CORDELIA,' b. Nov. 16, 1819. 

VI. ALBION P.,' b. Feb. 28, 1822. 

VII. ELIZABETH,' b. Oct. 14, 1825. 

vm. HUDSON B.,' b. Oct. 22, 1827. 

187. WILLIAM P.,6 (Ralph,5 John,* John,^ Peter,2 
John,i) b. Jan. 16, 1788, m. Jan. 28, 1816, Betsey Decker 
of Wiscasset, Me., b. July 2, 1793 ; she d. June 29, 1836. 
Residence, Whitefield, Me. He d. Dec. 23, 1858. 


I. ELIZA ANN,^ b. March lo, 1817. 
II. NANCY,'^ b. Sept. 30, 1818. 

III. WILLIAM,^ b. April 6, 1820. 

IV. SUSAN/ b. Oct. 18, 1821, d. Nov. 15, 1827. 

495. V. JOHN MARSHALL," b. July 25, 1823. 

496. VI. ISAAC," b. Oct. 5, 1825. 

VII. HARTLEY,^ b. March 25, 1828. 
VIII. ASBURY,^ b. Nov. 1830. 

188. EPHRAIM S.,6 (Ralph,5 John,* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,^) b. May 19, 1792, m. i**, Hannah Bailey; m. 2'\ 
Margaret Parker; m. 3'^', Susannah Parker. Resided at 
Wiscasset, Me. 

I 89. THOMAS,^ (Ralph,5 John,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) 
b. March 20, 1794, m. Elizabeth Bolden. Resided at Wis- 
casset, Me. 


Seventh Generation. 

200. ISRAEL,' (EHphalet,6 Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel, 2 John, 1) b. in Wells, Me. about Aug. 19, 1779, m. 
(published Oct. 10, 1805,) Priscilla Goodale, of Wells, b. 
Dec. 31, 1781, d. Oct. 24, 1843. 

" Israel Chaney " he always wrote his name, went to Lunenburgh, Vt. 
as a youth and began housekeeping, after his marriage, on the farm with 
his father. They kept a dairy of 35 cows, and made 60 pounds of cheese 
a day during the season ; they raised fine horses and fat hogs for the 
market ; had a large orchard and raised a great variety,of produce. About 
1828 he bought another farm, nearer to the Connecticut river, on which he 
built a fine house and barns, which he supposed would be his home for 
life. But in 1836 he made a visit to Illinois and Wisconsin in company 
with two neighbors, which made him discontented with the narrow, stony 
fields of New England. So, after careful preparations, he sold his property 
and joined in an association called " The New England Company " whose 
object was to make a new " New England " at Beloit, Wis. His share 


was on Rock Prairie, two miles from the centre. He started the first of 
June, 1838, with large wagons built for the purpose and with selected 
horses, — " two four-horse teams," — travelled prosperously all the way to 
Buffalo ; took steamer to Toledo, then completed the journey. Sometimes 
it required some skirmishing to find food for the party at night in a region 
of scattering settlers ! but the six weeks and a half passed pleasantly, on 
the whole. Two of his sons had preceded him ; built a slab shanty^ four 
rooms long ; bought two cows, and arranged rather better conveniences 
than the average pioneers possessed. Before long he got lumber from 
Chicago and built the first two-story dwelling-house in the place, which is 
still standing. His neighbors threatened to fine him because he also 
brought chairs from Chicago for this new house ! The entire family settled 
at Beloit, except Stephen, who made a home at Mt. Morris, 111. To each 
child the father gave a good building-lot and a cow ; and a five-minutes 
walk would take him to each of their houses. He was about 5 feet, 
9 inches tall, well built, erect, " with sandy brown hair, blue gray eyes, 
regular features, with Grecian nose." He was a man of strong purpose, 
unquestioned integrity, great kindness of heart, dignified in manner, prompt 
in speech yet never aggressive and rarely moved to anger. He d. March 
19, 1862. 


500. I. CYRUS,8 b. about June, 1806. 

II. CALVIN CURTIS,8 b. in June, 1807, m. Rebecca Moore. He 
was a successful merchant in Lunenburgh, Vt. while very young. 
He joined the U. S. army during the Mexican War; became an 
officer ; had part in the capture of several important posts. He 
went to Texas after the war to locate claims, and died there. 
III. HAZEN,8 b. Aug. 22, 1808, d. in Colorado, Jan. i, 1877. When 
22 years of age he resolved to obtain a liberal education, and, 
leaving the farm, applied himself to the work. He graduated from 
Williams College in 1836, having founded the Natural History 
Society of the College, as a monument to mature student zeal. 
He practised law in Lancaster, N. H. and then followed his 
father and family to Beloit, Wis. in which place he continued 
in his profession and other matters for many years. He visited 
Europe in 1857-8. In i860 he went to the Pike's Peak region, 
not merely for gold but for relief from chronic asthma, and 
spent sixteen years there in comparative health. He was a 
loyal son of his Alma Mater, and the first subscriber to the 
foundation of Beloit College ; a man of simple, tender heart 
and of manly strength of character. " I mean," said he, " that 
my heart shall never grow narrow." His memory is cherished 
by a wide circle of friends. 


IV. MERIBAH MARION.s b. Aug. 31, 1810, m. in Lunenburgh, Vt. 
Feb. 3, 1835, Holland Moore, b. in Lancaster, N. H. March 
31, 1808, d. in Mapleton, Kan. Sept. 19, 1858, a descendant of 
the McGregors who were among the founders of Londonderry, 
N. H. and of William White an early settler at Haverhill, Mass. 
Children: (i) Webster Porter Moore, b. in Lunenburgh, Vt. 
July 4, 1836, m. Oct. 6, 1864, Ellen Matilda, dau. of John and 
Ann (Mclntyre) O'Neil, of Clinton, Wis. who d. at Quincy, 111. 
Feb. 8, 1887. They had a dau. Florence Ann Moore, b. July 
7, 1874, m. Sept. 4, 1894, Walter E. Williamson, son of Henry 

A. and (Robinson) Williamson, of Quincy, 111. (2) Ann 

Louisa Moore, twin with preceding, m. at Beloit, Wis. Feb. 14, 
1 861, Wayland Whiting Wood, b. at Clinton, N. Y. Aug. 25, 
1835, son of Elisha and Lucinda (Gridley) Wood, of Clinton, 
N. Y., d. March 8, 1867. She d. Jan. 14, 1866. Child : Jennie 
Webster Wood, b. Aug. 10, 1862, m. Sept. 2, 1885, Francis 
Avery Chapman, b. at Sublette, 111. Oct. 15, 1859, son of Henry 
Collins and Marion (Baird) Chapman of Lemoine, 111. (3) 
Abby Jane Moore, b. Dec. 18, 1838, at Beloit, Wis. m. Oct. 2, 
1859, William Barstow Strong*, b. at Brownington, Vt. May 16, 
1837, son of Hon. Elijah Gridley and Sarah Ashley (Partridge) 
Strong, and a descendant of " Elder John Strong," the well 
known Northampton colonist. Children: (i) Fred Moore 
Strong, b. at Janesville, Wis. May 9, 1S61, m. at Chicago, 111. 
April 23, 1885, Ella Lynde, dau. of Henry Howard and Mary 
(Nichols) Ross, b. in Chicago; he grad. Yale in 1882; has 
children: [i.] Leila Griswold Strong, b. April 23, 1886, [ii.] 
William Barstow Strong, 2"^, b. May 17, 1889. (2) Ellen Smith 
Strong, b. at McGregor, la. Jan. 27, 1867, m. June 7, 1887, 
George Albert Burdett, son of Horatio Stearns Burdett. of 
Brookline, Mass. b. June 17, 1856. Their home has been in 
Brookline and Newton Centre ; Children : [i.] Elizabeth Martin 
Burdett, b. July 31, 1889, [ii.] Ellen Moore Burdett, b. March 
26, 1893, [iii.] Sylvia Strong Burdett, b. Dec. 12, 1895. (3) 
William James Henry Strong, b. at Council Bluffs, la. Oct. 16, 

•William Barstow Strong came to Beloit, Wis., from Montpelier, Vt., in 1851. After a course 
in Bell's Commercial College, Chicago, paid for with money earned by farm work, the young 
man began railroading at the age of eighteen as telegraph operator and station agent at Milton, 
Wis. By steady advancement he rose in the service successfully filling every position until i88i he 
became President of The Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad, at that time the largest railroad 
system in the world. He is considered by competent judges one of the ablest railroad executives in 
the service or out of it to-day. His wide experience has made him master of every detail of practical 
railroad management and hi* connection with many of the largest systems has made him acquainted 
with all the best ideas in railroading. He retired from active service in 1890 but his advice and 
assistance in matters of business and finance are continually sought and his leisure is full of kindly 
help to all. 


1869, grad. Boston Latin School, 1889, and colonel of school 
regiment; Eastman Business Coll.; Harvard, A. B., 1893. 
Resides at Partridge Farm, Beloit, Wis. 

501. V. ISRAEL CHAPIN,8 b, in January, 181 1. 

502. VI. STEPHEN HARDING,8 b. Dec. 4, 1812. 

VII. FAIRFIELD SOLON,^ b. Nov. 5, 1814, d. unmarried, June 12, 

VIII. LUSENA,^ b. Nov. 10, 1816, m, March 22, xZa/z, Rice Dearborn, 
b. in Nov. 18 14, d. Dec. 27, 1866. Children: (i) Horace Dear- 
born, b. Feb. 5, 1843, d. June 10, 1881, (2) Marcia Dearborn, 
b. Feb. 22, 1844, m. Dec. 8, 1872, John Foster, b. March 10, 
1845. (3) Mary Dearborn, b. May 5, 1845, m. March 27, 1872, 
Andrew Hutchison, b. Aug. 27, 1843. (4) Henry Dearborn, b. 
July 23, 1846, d. April, 1880. (5) Clara Dearborn, b. Nov. 22, 
1850, d. Jan. I, 1872. (6) Wilbur Dearborn, b. July 4, 1853, d. 
Oct. 10, 1887. 

IX. AZUBAH LANG,8 b. Aug. 22, 1818, m. Sept. 1844, Joseph 
Harrison Carr, b. May, 18 13, d. Aug. 17, 1892. Children: (i) 
Joseph Irving Carr, b. June 6, 1849, ^- July, 1850, (2) William 
Henry Carr, b. April 13, 1854, d. Jan. 27, 1887. 

This young man deserves a definite memorial. At fourteen 
he joined the Congregational church and kept his faith and 
character clean and strong. He grad. from Beloit College in 
1877 ; studied law at Columbia Coll. N. Y. ; read in the office of 
Ewing & Southard and was admitted to the bar in 1884. He 
was court reporter at Phcenix, Arizona two years ; but a severe 
cold he took in New York culminated in his death. His parents 
were with him in his last days. The members of the bar at 
Phcenix and his class at Beloit placed on record their high 
esteem for him. His body was laid in the cemetery in Beloit, 
with fitting services. 

(3) Walter Everett Carr, b. April 20, 1856, m. June i, 1892, 
Marion Morgan, b. March 27, 1858. 

X, CAROLINE,^ b. June 9, 1824, d. Nov. 13, 1858, m. in 1841 
Hiram Hill, b. in 181 7, d. March, 1885. Children: (i) Bennie 
C. Hill, b. Nov. 22, 1842, m. Aug. 6, 1890, Hattie L. Edgerton, 
b. Feb. 26, 1871; Children: [i] Ruth Anna Hill, b. May 15, 
1 891, [ii] Marcus R. Hill, b. Jan. 2, 1893, [iii.] Jesse Edgerton 
Hill, b. Sept. 21, 1894, [iv.] Marie Esther Hill, b. Dec. i, 1896. 
(2) Anna Kitten Hill, b. Nov. 29, 1845, "^- J^J^s ^4, 1867, Edward 
B. Sackett, who was b. in May, 1832. Child: Barton Sackett, 
b. Dec. 13, 1882. 


XI. L0VISA,8 b. July 15, 1822, m. March 22, 1842, Williatn C. 
Dyer, b. in N, H. April 27, 1818 ; d. Aug. 16, 1887. Mrs. Dyer 
has contributed much to our knowledge of this branch of the 

Children: (i) Walter Cargail Dyer, b. Jan. 19, 1843, m. Nov. 
24, 1880, Gertrude Adolphina Ryder, b. Sept. 19, 1854; 
Children: [i.] Adolph Ryder Dyer, b. Jan. 25, 1882, [ii.] 
■ Walter Cheney Dyer, b. Oct. i, 1885 ; (2) Arthur Elisha Dyer, 
b. June II, 1845, m. July 8, 1879, Lizzie Scott Jones, b. Nov. 4, 
1854; Children: [i.] Arthur Edwin Dyer, b. Jan, 19, 1882, 
[ii.] Josephine Russella Dyer, b. March 5, 1885, [iii.] Scott 
Cheney Dyer, b. Sept. 24, 1889, [iiii.] Russell Jones Dyer, b. 
July 26, 1892. (3) John Nelson Dyer, b. Aug. 7, 1848, d. 
Oct. 13, 1856. 

20 I . DANIEL,^ (Eliphalet,6 Joseph,^ Daniel/ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John, 1) b. at Sanford, Me. Jan. 8, 1785, m. Sarah, 
dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Chesley) Thompson, b. in 
Conway, N. H. April 25, 1784. She d. in Lunenburgh, Vt. 
Aug. 29, 1865. He was a farmer, owning a farm of four 
hundred acres in Lunenburgh, Vt. He d. March 25, 187 1. 


I. ALMIRA,^ b. , m. March 28, 1834, Samuel Bell, of Lunen- 

burgh, Vt. Children: (i) Vernon Bell, b. Aug. 27, 1837, resides at 
Minneapolis, Minn. (2) Webster Bell, b. Aug. 22, 1839; served 
as a signal officer in the Civil War ; was taken prisoner twice but 
escaped; m. Geneva Mitchell of Hebron, Me.; d. Oct., 1891. 
(3) Henry Bell, b. Oct. 28, 1845, "i- Emily Smith, of Monroe, 
N. H. and have son Otis J. Bell, b. Nov. 3, 1878. (4) Fred W. 
Bell, b. Feb. 27, 1852, m. Nellie Plummer, resides at Minne- 
apolis, Minn. Children, Nellie Bell and Kate Bell. Mrs. Almira 
(Cheney) Bell d. April 17, 1852. 

II. EBENEZER THOMPSON,^ b. May i, 1815, d. in Brown- 

ville, Texas. 
503. in. GEORGE CHESLEY,^ b. Dec. 29, 1817. 

IV. SARAH ETT,8 b. March 14, 1821, m. March 22, 1840, Levi 
Moor, and had one child, Sarahett Moor, b. Jan. 28, 1841", d. 
Aug. 25, 1 87 1, who m. Charles H. S. Powers, of Newry, Me. 
Children: [i] Rev, Levi Moor Powers, b. March 21, 1864, 
[ii] Charles Chester Powers, b. Feb. 2, 1866, d. Jan. 10, 1873, 
[iii] Marietta Powers, b. Jan. 9, 1870. Mrs. Sarahett (Cheney) 
Moor d. March 8, 1841. 


504. V. CHARLES JAMES,8 b. March 24, 1823. 

505. VI. NATHAN CLUFF,8 b. April 19, 1826. 

VII. LOVEY THOMPSON.^ b. Feb. 20, 1829, d. Nov. 25, 1876. 

202. JAMES," (Eliphalet,6 Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Damel,^ 
Daniel,2John,i) b. at Sanford, Me. in Nov., 1789, m. Keziah 
Gage, b. in 1786, d. April 5, 1867. They passed their lives 
at Clinton, Me. He was a farmer. 

I. MARY,8 b. Feb. 181 7, d. Feb. i, 1822. 

506. II. LYMAN,8 b. in 1820. 

204. JOSEPH,^ (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Wells, Me., Aug. 10, 1788, m. Mary 

. He was associated with his father and brother Benjamin 

and others in lumbering and saw-mill business. Died in the 
prime of life, April 3, 1821. Nov. 8, 1822, the widow deeded 
certain lands to her husband's mother and brother. She m. 
2*^, Dec. 5, 1824, Enoch Lord of Sanford. 


507. I. DANIEL,8 b. Oct. 23, 1814. 

508. II. JAMES,8 b. June 18, 1818. 

205. BENJAMIN,' (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel, 2 John, 1) b. in Wells, Me. about 1792, m. [int. Sept. 
16, 1816,] Eleanor Hill of Sanford. 

He was a partner with his father and brother Joseph in the 
saw-mill and lumbering operations. If he was the Benjamin 
Chaney of Sanford who received a "Military grant" of 
land "in the territory of Illinois," Jan. i, 1818, he must 
have been a soldier and a corporal in U. S. service in the 
war of 1812. He d. Feb. 15, 1864. 


509. JOSEPH NELS0N,8 b. in 1817. 

206. JAMES,' (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Sanford, Me. Oct. 9, 1797, m. i^* 
Nov. 26, 1822, Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail 


Bayley, of Newburyport She d. May 13, 1858. He m. 
2^, Mrs. Eliza Pettingill of Newburyport. He came to 
Newburyport on reaching his manhood and found employ- 
ment in Cotton mills. Here he resided until well along in 
life, when he removed to the West ; and after several years 
he returned, but did not long survive. He d. June 19, 1878. 

I. ELIZABETH BAYLEY,^ b. Dec. 10, 1823, m. Feb. 7, 1850, 
Capt. George W. Hale of Newburyport. Children: (i) Sidney 
Hale, (2) Mary Gardner Hale, (3) Caroline Brooks Hale. 
H. ABIGAIL ANN PILSBURY,^ b. Aug. 7, 1825, m. July 23, 
1845, Rufiis M. Yale, son of John R. and Jane Yale. Resi- 
dence, Boston. 

510. in. JAMES WILLIAM,8 b. Oct. 22, 1826. 

511. IV. GEORGE AUGUSTUS,8b. Aug. 4, 1832. 

V. HARRIET ANN FRENCH,^ b. Sept., 1835, m. Benjamin 
Warren Ordway. 

512. VI. CHARLES EDWARD,8 b. June 5, ig^o. 

2 I O. JOSEPH," (James,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ Dan- 
iel,2 John,i) \^^ \^ Wells, Me. about 1799, m. i"^ [pub. in 
Wells, Me. Feb. 14, 1824] Sophia Allen. He was m. 2^, by 
Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf, Nov. 29, 1824, to Lovey Hilton. 
He d. Jan. 3, 1843 ; Mrs. Chaney d. Oct. 2, 1868, aged 62. 

I. ABNER,8 b. May 30, 1826. 1 Purchased land in Wells to- 
il. WILLIAM,^ b. March 19, 1828. J gether in 1849. 
in. S0PHR0NIA,8 b. June 17, 1830, m. [int. rec. March 22, 1830,] 

Daniel McCrillis. 
IV. JOSEPH,^ b. Dec. 16, 1832. 
V. DOROTHY ABIGAIL,8b. N0V.4, 1834. 

211. JAMES,' (James,G Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Wells, Sept. 18, 1801, married Theda Hilton. 
She d. Jan. 22, 1896, aged 88. He d. Oct. 25, 1863. 


513. I. IRA,8 b. Feb. 14, 1834. 

514. II. WILLIAM G.,8b. March 18, 1836. 

ni. CLARIS SA,8 b. Nov. 13, 1838, m. July 17, 1864, Samuel Green. 


2 I 2. JOHN,' (James,6 Joseph,^ Daniel/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John/) b. in Wells, Me. Sept. 13, 1803, m. Nov. 29, 1824, 
Hadassah Hilton; she lived to a ripe old age; d. Feb. 19, 
1892, aged 85 yrs. 


HADASSAH,8b. March 21, 1832 ; m. [Int. Mar. 22, 1857,] 7?a^^ 

515. JOHN H.,8b. Nov. 6, 1835. 

516. WILLIAM,8 b. Dec. 21, 1837. 

2 I 3. IRA,' (James,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Wells, Me. Feb. 15, 1807, m. i^*, March 6, 
1830, Clarissa Hilton; m. 2'\ (published Sept. 7, 1859,) 
Sarah A. York. 

We find deeds of lands he purchased In 1842 to 1853, and 
of lands sold in 1842 to 1855. He sold to Laura L. Chaney, 
June 16, 1855, land in Wells bequeathed him by his father 
James Chaney. He d. Dec. 13, 1862. 

215. JOSEPH,' (John,6 Joseph,^ Daniel,"* Daniel,^ 
Daniel, 2 John, 1) b. at Wells, Me. m. Jane PoHster. 


I. HIRAM,s m. in Lunenburgh, Vt. Feb. 8, 1827, Polly Quimby. 
519. n. DANIEL,8 b. Feb. 6, 1806. 

m. WILLIAM P. ,8 m. March 13, 1841, Eliza Jane Webb, of Lunen- 
burgh, Vt. He lived at Guildhall, Vt. 
IV. HENRY.8 vn. MARY.^ 

V. SMITH.8 vm. JANE.s 


216. HENRY," (John,6 Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Wells, Me. Nov. 18, 1783, m. Patience 
Fuller, b. in Smithfield, R. I. Feb. 2, 1787, d. Oct., 1876. 
He followed the trade of carpenter. He lived at Guildhall 
and at Lunenburg, Vt. He served in the war of 181 2. He 
d. Oct. 25, 1869. 


I. SARAH,s ni. Sept. 6, 1829, Theron Webb. 


III. ALMENA.s V. HENRY,8 d. March 31, 1857. 

520. VI. CHARLES,^ b. Nov. 28, iSiS. 

VII. ALPHEUS RUSSELL,^ m. June 8, 1845, Mary J., dau. of 

Silas Lamson, of Lunenburg, Vt. 
VIII. JANE.8 X. NELS0N,8 d. Dec. 20, 1881. 


217. THOMAS,' (John,6 Joseph,^ Daniel/ Damel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Wells, Me., m. Hannah Hudson, at 
Lunenburg, Vt. 


I. WARREN C.,s m. Oct. 9, 1842, Nancy Temple of Lunenburg, 

m. IRA.8 VI. SAV0RY.8 

2 1 8. IRA,' (John,6 Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Damel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) m. Hannah Chapel, of Lunenburg, Vt. He resided 
in Westmore, Vt. 



n. CHARLES.8 vi. HORACE.s 


IV. WALTER.8 vni. JANE.s 

220. EBENEZER,' (Samuel,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Wells, Me., Feb. 19, 1800, m. Caro- 
line . He resided in Wells in early life and in Somers- 

worth, N. H. up to 1829. Purchased land in Wells again in 
1829 and 1831. He d. in 1849; and Mrs. Chaney adminis- 
tered on the estate. She m. 2'^ Feb. 7, 1850, William A. 

I. MARY ANN,8 b. March 29, 1830, m. Aug. 5, \%^g, John 
Hilton, jr. 

II. EMILY,8 b. Aug. 6, 1837 ; m. Dec. 31, 1857, Naimm Boston. 

III. EBENEZER,8 b. March 22, 1840. 


22 I . ASA,7 (Samuel,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ Daniel,^ 
John/) b. in Wells, Me. May 2, 1804, m, (Int. rec. in W. 
May 23, 1826,) Theodosia Hilton. He was a resident of 
Somersworth, N. H. until 1834, when he bought land in 
South Berwick Me. and resided there in 1855. 

222. JACOB,' (Samuel,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel ,2 John, 1) b. in Wells, Me. Feb. 21, 1806, m. i^\ in 
Berwick, Me. Dec. 30, 1827, Sophia Roberts, of South 
Berwick; he m. 2'^ (int. July 10, 1848,) Elizabeth W. Good- 
win of Berwick. 

He was a joiner. He purchased real estate in South Ber- 
wick in 1829, and bought and sold much land. 

225. DANIEL,' (Reuben,6 Reuben,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ 

Daniel,^ John, 1) m. Martha Jane . 

Sold land in Limington, Me. Sept. 9, 1833 5 ^^d Sept. 8, 
1840, sold to Eli Wadsworth the farm on which he was 
then living, " subject to the use and occvipation by his 
father, Reuben Chaney, during his natural life." 

231. EDWARD,^ (Moses,6 Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Newburyport May 8, 1788, m. Sarah 
Dearborn, grand-daughter of Capt. Jacob Webster of Revo- 
lutionary fame, b. in Kingston, N. H. June 8, 1796. She 
survived her husband and m. 2^^ Robert Towle ; she d. at 
Kingston Aug. 26, 1785. 

He was a shoemaker ; resided in Newburyport, and at 
Kingston, N. H. He d. Jan. 15, 1844. 

I. NATHANIEL DEARBORN.s b. Feb. 14, 1813. 
II. ELIZABETH P.,8 b. Nov. 8, 1814, m. /oAn Edney, d. May 14, 

525. m. SAMUEL C0LBY,8b. October 7, 1816. 

526. IV. WILLIAM ANGIER,8 b. Sept. 14, 1828. 

v. SARAH SAWYER,8 b. March 31, 1832, d. April 14, 1838. 


232. SAMUEL,' (Moses,6 Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel, 2 John, ^) b. in Newbury March 17, 1793, m. Abigail 
Anna Clark. 


I. MARY,8 b. about 1810, m. in Newbury in Nov. 1838, John B. 
Gough, who afterward became widely renowned as an eloquent 
Temperance lecturer. She bore the woes of a " drunkard's 
wife," and died in Worcester after a brief, but sad experience. 
Her gentleness and the sense of the woes he caused her, 
contributed to his reform ; and his second wife knew him as a 
man / 
II. HARRIET,® b. Nov. 11, 181 1 ; m. Nov. 21, 1833, Robert Taylor. 

527. m. JOHN CLARK,8 b. Oct. 12, 1813. 

528. IV. WILLIAM BAILEY,8b. April 19, 1815. 

529. V. MOSES HALE,8b. June 8, 1817. 

VI. HANNAH JONES,8 b. Dec. 25, 1821 ; d. Oct. 27, 1822. 
VII. HANNAH J0NES,8b. Oct. 26, 1823. 

VIII. ANN P.,^ b. in 1826; m. in Newburyport, May 20, 1847, 
William I. Grover, son of William and Olive Grover, of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 

233. WILLIAM ANGIER,7 (Moses,^ Daniel,^ John,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, ^) b. in Newbury in 1797, m. i^*, Eliz- 
abeth ; m. 2'\ Sarah , who d. Aug. 10, 1837; n^- 

3'^, Nov. 13, 1850, Susan, dau. of James and Hannah Can- 
ney, b. in Stafford, N. H., in 1802. She d. May i, 1887. 
He resided in Newbuiy. 


531. WILLIAM A. jr.,8 b. Aug. 10, 1831, 

234. CHARLES,' (Moses,6 Daniel,^ John,^ Daniel,^ 

Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Newbury July 22, 1802, m. in New- 
buryport, Dec. 30, 1828, Betsey Carr. 

He was a tailor and dealer in cloths, trimmings, etc. -in 


532. I. CHARLES,'* m. March 9, 1880, Sarah E. Townsend. 
n. HARRIET,^ b. in 1832, d. March 24, 1853. 


235. MOSES,' (Moses,6 Damel,^ John,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b^ in Newbury, m. Sept. 5, 1824, Sarah Broughton, 
b. about 1796, d. Aug. 11, 1837. He d. July 13, 1857. 


I. MOSES S. P.,8 b. Feb. 28, 1825. 

II. CHARLES,* b. Aug. 20, 1826. 

238. JOHN,7 (john,'5 Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ Damel,^ 
John,i) b. in West Newbury April 19, 1788, m., in 1814, 
Mrs. Sally (Edwards) Cleaveland ; she was a daughter of 
Oliver Edwards, who served in the Revolutionary war. He 
learned the trade of saddler and harness-maker in Bristol, 
N. H. ; rem. to Weare, N. H. in 1813 ; manufactured soldiers' 
belts, cartridge boxes and the like in the old " training days." 
He became greatly interested in the Temperance cause, and 
was an associate of the celebrated "Father Robie" in that 
reform. He d. April 15, 1847 ; his wife d. May 23, 1838. 


536. I. JOHN LORENZO,* b. March 20, 1816. 

II. MINERVA H0WLET,8 b. Jan. 26, 181 8 ; m. John Starrett. 
She d. in Stoneham, in Nov., 1882. Child : Sarah Starrett, who 
mar. George Child, a shoe-manufacturer. 

239. DAVID,' (David,6 Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) m. in Bristol, N. H. Dec. 31, 1826, Hannah Taylor. 
David Cheney of Bristol bought land in Br. Nov. 6, 1830. 
Apparently he married a second wife. David Cheney with 
wife Betsey sold land Nov. 30, 1850, partly in Hebron and 
partly in Bridgewater on which Betsey had formerly lived. 


537. AUGUSTUS F.^ 

240. EDMUND W.,7 (David,^ Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ 

Daniel,^ John,i) m. Sarah . Edmund W. Cheney with 

his wife Sarah join with David Cheney and his wife Anna 
in conveying, Sept. 3, 1845, certain riparian rights on New- 
found River to Nathaniel Gilman of Dover, N. H. 


24 I . DANIEL,^ (Nathamel,^ Damel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Sutton, June 19, 1780; m. Feb. 4, 
181 1, Hannah, dau. of John and Betsey E. Putney, of East 
Washington, N. H. 


I. MARY JANE,8 b. Jan. 9, 1812; d. June 16, 1888; m. Jan. 22, 
i%2,^, Jason Ripley, and rem. to Brunswick, Me.; Children: 
(i) Orrin W. Ripley, b. Oct. 30, 1836; m. July 21, 1864, Ann 
L. Mitchell; (2) Ophelia Ripley, b. June 9, 1838 ; m. Aug. 26, 
1862, Dr. Henry S. B. Smith, of No. Bridgton, Me. ; (3) Orville 
Ripley, b. May 9, 1840; m. Georgiana L. Jackson; (4) Jason 
A. Ripley, b. Dec. 15, 1842, d. 1S44 ; (5) William W. Ripley, b. 
Nov. 2, 1846 ; m. 1867, Emma Schultz ; d. Jan.5, 1873 ; (6) Jason 
A. Ripley, b. March 11, 1853; res. Marshfield, Mass.; (7) 
Charles E. Ripley, b. Feb. 9, 1858 ; res. Marshfield, Mass. 
•n. SARAH ANN,^ b. Dec. 10, 1814; m. 1831, Nathati Green, 
of Hillsboro, N. H. Children: (i) Oilman Green, (2) Nathan 
Green, both soldiers in the war of the Rebellion ; one d. of 
wounds, the other was wounded at Gettysburg. 
III. BETSEY,^ b. April 3, 1816; m. April i, 1834, William Robbins, 
of Hillsboro, N. H. ; Children: (i) Francis W. Robbins, b. 
Dec. I, 1834 ; d. Aug. 9, 1863, at Cairo, 111., in U. S. service ; 
(2) Sarah J., b. Sept. 6, 1836; d. 1839; (3) Daniel Cheney 
Robbins, b. March 15, 1841 ; d. 1842 ; (4) Sarah A. Robbins, b. 
July 4, 1843 ; m. James Barnard, of Dunbarton, N. H.; (5) Daniel 
Edgar Robbins, b. Feb. 8, 1845; m. Nov. i, 1887, Hannah 
Caine ; (6) William H. Robbins, b. Nov. 4, 1 847 ; d. May 3, 1 868 ; 
(7) Albion L. Robbins, b. Sept. 4, 1849 ! "^- 1885, Lizzie Annis. 
540. IV. DANIEL,8 b. Oct. 10, 1818. 

242. NATHANIEL,' (Nathamel,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. Feb. 6, 1785, m. Sept. 5, 181 1, 
Sarah, dau. of Micajah and Sarah (Sargent) Pillsbury, 

He was a farmer, Hving in Sutton, N. H. He d. sud- 
denly, of heart disease, Feb. 27, 1870; his wife d. after 
years of invalid condition, May 2, 1875. 

I. MOSES PILLSBURY,8 b. Sept. 3, 1815. 

n. SARAH B.,8 b. April 18, 1818; m. July 4, 1839, John Cartet, 
of Lowell, Mass. ; Child : George Cheney Carter b. Oct. 28, 
1840, a grocer in Boston; m. Sept. 7, 1863, Susan A., dau. of 
Geo. H. Hanscom, of Lowell, Mass., b. May 20, 1843. 


III. MARY STEVENS,8 b. July 23, 1820; m. April 31, 1845, Geo. 

L. Flint, oi Henniker, N. H.; Children: (i) Louis Fernando 
Flint, b. in Sutton, Oct. 19, 1847; (2) Lydia Josephine Flint, b. in 
Warner, March 14, 1851 ; (3) George Henry Flint, b. Feb. 24, 
1857; (4) Ella Leonora Flint, b. in Henniker, Oct. 26, 1859; 
(5) Mary Bell Flint, b. Aug. 8, 1863. 

IV. ELIZABETH P.,^ b. Sept. i, 1822, d. Dec. 10, 1824. 
541. V. GEORGE SULLIVAN,8 b. Aug. 30, 1825. 

VI. SUSAN M.,8 b. June 22, 1829; m. Nov. 16, 1848, Nathan P. 
Blodgett, of Newbury, N. H. ; Children: (i) Oren J. Blodgett, 
b. Sept. 7, 1849, ™- Dec. 24, 1884, Cora R. dau. of John and 
Caroline (Emery) Jones, of Goshen, N. H.; (2) Charles W. 
Blodgett, b. June 16, 1854, d. Oct. 3, 1876 ; (3) Rose M. Blod- 
gett, b. April II, 1863, d. March 20, 1882. 
VII, NANCY J.,^ b. Aug. 26, 1834; m. Aug. 19, 1864, Lorenzo H. 
True,oi Goshen and Bradford, N. H. ; Children: (i) Mervin L. 
True, b. Oct. 21, 1865 ; (2) Bell Blanche True, b. June 2, 1867 ; 
(3) Mary Gertrude True, b. May 4, 1869. 

243. I S A A C J (Nathamel,6 Daniel,^ Thomas/ Damel,^ 
Damel,^ John,i) b. Aug. 19, 1790; m. Sabra Morrill. Re- 
sided in Warner, N. H. 

I. HARRISON L.,8 b. April 28, 1813. 
II. CURTIS C.,s b. March 26, 1814. 

III. MARDEN S.,8 b. Nov. 14, 1815. 

IV. WILLIAM M.,8 b. Jan. 20, 181 7. 

V. SARAH A.,s b. Sept. 19, 1818; m. Stephen Swett j Child: 

Herbert Swett, of Sutton. 
VI. CALEB M.,8 b. March 7, 1820. 
VII. DANIEL S.,8 b. March 10, 1821. 
VIII. BENJAMIN F.,8 b. Sept. 20, 1822. 
IX. ISAAC, jr.,8 b. Dec. 25, 1823. 

X. BABE,8 b. May 14, 1826. 

XI. STEPHEN A.,8 b. July 6, 1828. 

244. T I M O T H Y , 7 (Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. June 21, 1793, m. Mary Farr of 
Saugus Point, N. Y. Was a carpenter ; rem. from S. P. to 
Rising Sun, Wis. where he died. 

543. TIMOTHY, jr.s 


245. THOMAS," (Nathaniel,^ Damel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) b. Oct. 6, 1796, m. i^*, June 15, 1820, Me- 
hitabel, dau. of Thomas and Miriam (Atwood) Wadleigh, of 
Sutton. He was a carpenter ; built many houses in Sutton. 
Devotional and fond of every noble sentiment. His wife d. 
Aug. 13, 1824, and he m. 2*^, Nov. 17, 1835, Sally, dau. of 
Samuel and Polly (Colby) Rowell, b. Dec. 3, 181 1. She 
d. May 17, 1868; and he m. 3'\ Oct. 25, 1869, Lois 
(Harvey), widow of Hial Wells. He d. June 5, 1875. 

I. MIRIAM W.,8 b. Sept. 29, 1820 ; d. May 20, 1825. 

544. II. NATHANIEL,^ b. July — , 1822 ; removed to Franconia, N. H. 

and kept a hotel. 

III. CHARLES H.,8b. April 10, 1837 ; d. Sept. 29, 1865. 

IV. ABRAM,8 b. Aug. 20, 1840; d. Sept. 18, 1845. 

V. MARY SARGENT,8 b. Sept. 27, 1842; m. March 6, i860, 
Addison B. Piitnam^ of Wilmot, N. H. Children: (r) Charles 
A. Putnam, b. and d. 1862; (2) Lily Bell Putnam, b. 1865, d. 
1866; (3) Nelly G. Putnam, b. Aug. 8, 1869; (4) Sarah B. 
Putnam, b. Oct. 23, 1871. 

VI. SARAH ANN,8 b. July 9, 1849 ; m. March 11, 1874, George R. 

Wells, of Sutton. 

VII. ABRAM ROWELL,s 5. July 9, 1853, m. Sept. 21, 1877, Mrs. 

Mary F. (Thomas) widow of George H. Hilliard, of Bradford, 
N. H. 

246. SILAS,7 (Nathaniel," Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) ^^ May 17, 1798, m. Oct. 20, 1819, Judith 
Colby, of Warner, N. H., b. March 4, 1797. 

He resided in Sutton. He sold a tract of land in S. 
April 21, 1828, the latest mention of his name found in 
county records. His widow m. 2'^, David Bagley. 

I. TIM0THY,8 b. Aug 28, 1820. 

545. II. WAIT STEVENS,^ b. Feb. 3, 1822. 
ni. NATHAN COLBY,^ b. July 10, 1823. 

IV. JOSEPH WARREN,8 b. Nov. 29, 1825 ; d. Oct. 7, 1858. 
V. CALEB,8 b. June 22, 1827. 


247. CALEB/ (Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,'^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John, 1) b. July 24, 1800; m. i^\ Lydia Sargent of 
Warner, N. H. ; m. 2*^, Mary McDuffie, of Hampstead, 
N. H. ; m. 3^^, Marcia A. May, of Canaan, N. H. 

He bought land in Sutton of his brothers, Nathaniel and 
Silas Feb. 15, 1826. He died at an early age. His brother 
Nathaniel administered on his estate Sept. 15, 1827. 




248. JONATHAN,^ (Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. Aug. 24, 1782, m. April 13, 1802, Eliza- 
beth [Betsey] Sargent, b. April 9, 1782. 

He was a farmer, residing in Bradford, N. H. 

I. RACHEL,* b. May 5, 1803, m. Nov. 7, 1837, Nathaniel Noyes 
of Plaistow, N. H., afterward of Bradford, N. H. He d. in 
1848; she d. Oct. II, 1880. Children: (i) Betsey Greenleaf 
Noyes, (now Mrs. Flanders,) (2) Sarah Whitaker Noyes. 

547. II. THOMAS,* b. Aug. 14, 1805. 

III. BETSEY,* b. Oct. 26, 1807, m. Dec. 29, iS2$, Samuel Ahizsey, 

of Newbury, N. H. 

IV. SARAH,* b. April 2, 1810, m. July 7, 1830, Rev. Dana Brown. 

548. V. JOSEPH,* b. March 10, 181 1. 

VI. DORCAS,* b. July 6, 1814, m. June 24, 1834, Z^awV/ Wyman, 

of Goffstown, N. H. 
VII. LYDIA,* b. Dec. 6, 18 16, m. Sept. 27, 1836, Elisha Wheeler. 

Resided at New Boston, N. H. 
vin. HARRIET J.,* b. Aug. 29, 1820, m. April 14, 1842, Nathaniel 

249. JOSEPH, 7 (Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John, 1) vs^as m. in Haverhill, Mass. Dec. 24, 1820, 
by Rev. Joshua Dodge to Alice Knight. 

He was a shoemaker. He received a tract of land in 
Bradford, N. H. of his father, June 10, 1824 ; and continued 
to live there. He d. July 9, 1824. 


I. HENRY A.,8 Bradford Oct. 4, 1821. 
II. FREDERICK P.,^ b. Feb. 28, 1823. 

253. DANIEL,' (Jonathan Dustin,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Bradford, N. H. Feb. 20, 

1793, m. Achsah . They sold a tract of land in Brad- 
ford April 7, 1827; another, his homestead, Feb. 9, 1828; 
and a tract to " Ebenezer Cheney 2''," Jan. 16, 1830. 

254- STEPHEN,^ (Jonathan D.,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. in Bradford, N. H. Sept. 24, 

1794, m. Patty, dau. of Asa and Mary Jane Abbott, b. in 
Bradford, N. H. in 1798. She d. April 9, 1872. He was 
a farmer in Bradford. He d. Dec. 9, 1872. 

I. FREDERICK,8b. in 1828, m. in Nov., 1852, Sobria French ; had 

daughter Sarah W.,^ b. in 1869; he d. July 22, 1886. 
II. 0RIS0N,8b. in 1830. 

255. WILLIAM,' (Jonathan Dustin,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. at Henniker, N. H., Aug. 8, 
1797, m. i^S Dec. 15, 1824, Sally Emery, b. Oct. 2, 1802, 
d. April II, 1859. He m. 2^^ May 3, i860, Mrs. Ruth 
Bowman. When a boy he was " bound out" with a Henni- 
ker farmer. With his own earnings and savings he after- 
ward bought and stocked a good farm, and lived on the 
south side of Craney Hill. Later he lived at Bradford and 
afterward at Sutton, N. H. He was a diligent, efficient 
man. He. d. Sept. 20, 1874. 


I. JAMES BR0WN,8 b. Jan. 8, 1826, m. Oct. 25, 1849, Louise 

Purington. Resided in Sutton, N. H. ; d. in 1861. 
II. MARY AUGUSTA,8 b. Feb, 21, 1828, m. Asa Putney Wiggin, 
of Warner, N. H, Children: (i) Albert C. Wiggin, (2) Celia 
Wiggin, (3) Harriet Wiggin, (4) John Wiggin, (5) Mary Wiggin, 
(6) Frank Wiggin. She d. July 30, 1858. 
in. HARRIET M.,^ b. May 20, 1833; m, Nathaniel Chase. Child: 
Sewall Chase. She d. June 5, 1876. 


557. IV. LYMAN HARRIMAN,8 b. July 6, 1835. 

V. HANNAH J.,8 b. Sept. 18, 1836, m. May 25, 1862, Harvey W. 
Chadwkk, of Sutton. Child : Emma A. Chadwick. She d. 
Nov. 8, 1868. 

VI. ALBERT F.8 ] [d. Oct. 29, 1843. 

r b. Dec. 24, i8sQ : \ 

558. VII. GILBERT JACKMAN.sJ ^' ^'' [ 

256. JONATHAN,' (Jonathan Dustin,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,^ 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, ^) b, in Bradford, N. H. Oct. 20, 1802, 
m. in 1832, Paulina Bement, b. in Tunbridge, Vt. July 13, 
1806, d. Nov. 28, 1889. He was a farmer. He was also 
interested in the militia; was elected captain of the 30''' Reg. 
N. H. Militia April 14, 1838. Resigned his commission 
April 14, 1840. He d. Jul}^ 7, 1885. 


559. n. HIRAM BEMENT,s b. Dec. 16, 1834. 

560. III. MARK WILDER/ b. Oct. 24, 1838. 

IV. AMANDA MARIA,8 m. Laurel G. Peaslee. 
V. LUKE TURNER,8b. April 6, 1844. He enlisted in co. H., 
16*'^ reg. N. H. Vol. Infantry and helped to put down the Re- 
bellion. He d. at New Orleans, La. Aug. 3, 1863. 

257. EBENEZER,' (Jonathan Dustin,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,^ 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Henniker, N. H. March 4, 
1804, m. I*', at Newport, N. H. April 10, 1833, Hannah 
Scott, who d. at Bradford, N. H., April 22, 1839; ^^ "^' ^'^ 
Mary Ann Comstock, b. at Newport, N. H. June 19, 1820, 
d. at Bradford, N. H. Feb. 5, 1882. He d. at Pittsfield, N. 
H. July 3, 1893. 

I. GEORGE FRANKLIN,8 b. Feb. 25, 1842, d. May 18, 1854. 
II. ACHSAH LAVINA,8 b. Dec. 28, 1843, m. Sept. 27, 1876, Aaron 
Whittemore, Jr. of Pembroke, N. H. Children : Aaron Whitte- 
more, Fannie Whittemore, Byron Whittemore. Mr. W. d. May 
5, 1885. 

561. III. CHARLES MERVIN,8 b. Aug. 12, 1846. 

562. IV. AUSTIN HERBERT,^ b. July 28, 1855. 


258. CALVIN,' (Jonathan Dustin,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John, ^) b. in Bradford, N. H.July 27, 1812, 
m. Sept. 27, 1836, Malinda dau. of James and Susan Sar- 
gent, b. in Newport, N. H. Aug. 23, 1814. 

He bought land in Bradford of Ebenezer Cheney 2*^, Jan. 
14, 1831. He died Nov. 5, 1865, and at his widow's request 
the court appointed Jeremiah Foster administrator of his 
estate. She d. in Bradford Sept. 26, 1881. 


I. MARK,8 b. 1845, d. Jan. 10, 1871. 
n. JAMES,8 b. Jan. 13, 1849, d. Oct. 27, 1872. 
m. HENRY,8 b. in 1851, d. Sept, 8, 1869. 

IV. FRANK W.,8 b. Jan. 9, 1856, married, May 25, 1877, Althea E., 

dau. of Calvin F. and Elizabeth M. (Andrew) Flint, of Sutton, 
N. H. A daughter, Lydia E.,^ was born Feb. 2, 1878 ; but the 
young father died June 17, 1878. 

259. LYMAN,' (Jonathan Dustin,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Bradford, N. H. Feb. 18, 
1814, m. i^*, Nov. 9, 1837, Achsah E. Twiss, of Newbury, 
N. H. She d. Apr. 21, 1844. He m. 2"^, Dec. 25, 1845, 
Eliza A., dau. of Tappan and Lavina (French) Sanborn. 
He came from Bradford, N. H., to Sutton about 1843 ; pur- 
chased the old Isaac Peaslee farm near Long Pond. He d. 
Sept. 27, 1857. The widow afterward m. Francis Blaisdell. 


563. I. EDWIN LYMAN,8 b. Oct. 26, 1838. 

n. MINERVA ELIZA,^ b. May 21, 1842, m. May 27, 1863, Levi 
F. Brown, of Sutton; Children: (i) Charles W. Brown, b. Oct. 
10, 1864; d. July I, 1866. (2) Elizabeth L. Brown, b. June 17, 
1868; d. Sept. 22, 1878. (3) Grace L. Brown, b. Jan. 17, 1870; 
(4.) Edwin L. Brown, b. Sept. 27, 1871. They reside in Coun- 
cil Bluffs, Iowa. 

HI. ALMA F.,8 b. Oct. I, d. Nov. 9, 1846. 

IV. JULIA A.,8 b. Nov. 23, 1848; d. Jan. 17, 1850. 

V. ELSIE L.,8 b. Aug. 13, 185 1 ; d. June 4, 1877. 

564. VI. FRANK TAPPAN,8 b. Oct. 17, 1854. 


270. LUTHER,' (Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. Aug. 20, 1812, m. in May, 1851, Sophia, 
dau. of John and Ruth (Baker) ElHnwood, b. in Deering, 
N. H. John Ellinwood was b. in Amherst, N. H. and Ruth 
Baker was b. in Fishersfield, [Newbury] N. H. His widow 
lives in Bennington, N. H. 

When a youth he left home and enHsted in Co. E, of the i^' U. S. 
Dragoons, and served on the Southwestern frontier. After his return 
home he joined a company of adventurous spirits with whom he went to St. 
Louis, Mo. and prepared for a journey to Santa Fe, N. M, The company 
now consisted of a hundred men. Learning of the breaking out of the 
Texan war, while on the trail, about a third of the number took their share 
of the outfit, chose Mr. Cheney captain, and marched to the scene of con- 
flict. They joined Gen. Houston before the battle of San Jacinto, in which 
they bore a part, aiding in the victory of that affair. 

He was a Brigade Wagon Master in the U. S. army in the Mexican 
war, and was with Gen. Taylor at Buena Vista. After the war he engaged 
in mercantile pursuits in the west and southwest, and twice went overland 
to California. The fall of 1861 found him in the quartermaster's depart- 
ment of the Federal army ; he was on duty in charge of government prop- 
erty in and about Washington, D. C. He showed himself a resolute and 
capable man ; and at the close of the war he returned to his home in West 

In 1867 he rem. to Francestown, and purchased the hotel, of which he 
was proprietor two years. Was proprietor of a hotel at Bennington, N. H. 
two years. Otherwise he resided at Deering till his death. 


I. SOPHIA,s b. Aug. I, 1854, m. Oct. 29, 1878, Samuel M. 
Thompson, of Antrim, N. H. Children: (i) Eva Thompson, b. 
Feb. I, 1887, (2) Alice Ruth Thompson, b. Aug. 6, 1892. 
They reside in Antrim, N. H. 

n. LE0NA,8 b. Nov. 7, 1856, m. i^t in Boston, Dec. 27, 1883, 
James Edward White, b. in Manchester, N, H. in 1855. She 
m. 2<i in June, 1887, George E. Thompson, and resides at 
Antrim, N. H. Children: (i) Luther C. White, b. March 31, 1884, 

(2) George S. Thompson, b. Nov. 17, 1888, d. Dec. 4, 1896, 

(3) Mary L. Thompson, b. Dec. 15, 1891. 
565. ni. MORRIS MILLER,8 b. July 29, i860. 

IV. PETTEE P.,8 b. Nov. 23, 1865, d. Sept. 10, 1885. 


271. BRADFORD,' (Thomas,^ Damel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Deering, N. H. June 25, 1814 ; 
m. Ellen Flagg, of Methuen. He resided in Salem, N. H. 
in 1847, and sold land in Dunbarton, N. H, He afterward 
carried on carriage-building at Lawrence, Mass. 


LAURA, s m. Rhodes of Lawrence. 

272. JOHN,' (Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Damel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Deering, N. H. Aug. 22, 1816, m. i**, 
Roxanna dau. of Josiah Bailey of Dunbarton, N. H. He 
m. 2^\ in Boston, April 16, 1868, Mrs. Eliza M. Oilman, dau. 
of Josiah and Abigail Prescott, b. in Pittsfield, N. H. in 
1823. He resided in Goffstown, N. H. in 1848. He was a 
farmer in early life, then became a stone-mason. Removed 
to Concord, N. H. 

273. CHARLESWILLIAM,' (Thomas,^ Daniel,^ 
Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. in Deering, N. H. 
Aug. 29, 1818, m. Sept. 28, 1841, Louisa, dau. of Adam 
and Mary (Ring) Roberts, b. in Goffstown, N. H., Oct. 26, 



569. I. CHARLES WILLIAM, Jr.,^ b. Oct. 10, 1842. 

n. JOHN E.,8 b. Nov. 2, 1844, m. Jan. 16, 1873, Eveline Baker. 

He resides in Manchester, N. H. 
in. MARY L0UISA,8 b. Aug. 29, 184S, m. Clifion Williams. 

274. CLEVELAND JEFFERSON,^ (Thomas,^ Daniel,^ 
Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Deering, N. H., 
Feb. 20, 1823, m. Catharine Bean, of Meredith, N. H. Re- 
sided in Lowell. 


570. I. CLEVELAND JEFFERSON, Jr.,8 b. in 1846. 
II. A daughter, who m. William Atwood, of Lowell. 


275. SAMUEL,' (Duston,« Duston,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel, 2 John,i) b. in Plaistow, N. H., Dec. 4, 1797 ; m. 
April 20, 1815, Nancy Collins, who survived him. 


571. HEZEKIAH H.,^ b. June iS, 1S23. 

277. EPHRAIM GILE,' (Duston,*^ Duston,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Plaistow, N. H., Nov. 19, 
1820, m. I** Mahala, dan. of Ira and Nancy Duston, of 
Thornton, N. H., b. in Thornton, March 14, 1820; d. in 
Merrimac April 4, 1877. He m. 2'^ Almena Chapman of 

I. MARGARET ELMIRA,^ b. April 5, 1843 ; m- Orne. 

572. n. OSCAR DUSTON,^ b. Dec. 29, 1845. 

III. ELMIRA H0UGHT0N,8 b. Nov. 10, 1S4S ; m. Story. 

IV. FRANCELLA,s b. June 17, 1850; d. at Newton, N. H. Jan. 7, 


278. GILES,' (Duston,6 Duston,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Plaistow, N. H., May 30, 1825, m. 
Dec. 22, 1844, Sarah H. dau. of Jonathan and Sally (Heath) 


I. SARAH AUGUSTA,^ b. March 22, 1846; d. Nov. 5, 1852. 
II. EMMA FRANCES,^ b. July 30, 1853. 
HI. ELLA FL0RENCE,8b. Jan. 31, 1856. 

573. IV. GEORGE WALTER,^ b. Jan. 7, 1857. 

280- JESSE,' (Giles,6 Duston,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Washington, Vt. March 18, 1790, m. Eleanor 

, b. Nov. 28, 1791, d. Sept. 11, 1870. He d. April 25, 


I. DANIEL,8 b. Nov. 8, 1816. 
II. BENJAMIN,8 b. March 4, 1818. 

III. LUCY,8 b. Oct. 22, 1819, m. Asahel Capen, of Stoughton. 
574- IV. CUTTING CALEF.s b. Oct. 31, 1820. 


V, ESTHER,^ b. May 20, 1822, m, Daniel Moore of Thetford, Vt. 

Resides in Lincoln, Nebraska. 
VI. MARGARET,^ b. Feb. 26, 1824, m. Moses Spear of Vershire Vt. 
vii. JESSE,8 

b. Dec. 7, 1828 
VIII. ZAD0C,8 ' 

281. ZADOC,' (Giles,6 Diiston,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Washington, Vt. Nov. 9, 1800, m. 

Tabitha b. in Tunbridge, Vt. in 1778, d. May 10, 1845. 

His home was Washington, Vt. His occupation was farming. 


I. WILLIAM WAIT,8 b. Sept. 3, 1824, m. Rhoda Richardson. 
He is a farmer at Washington, Vt. 
576. II. LUCIUS INGHAM,8b. March 10, 1827. 

III. HENRY,^ b. July 23, 1829; m. Elizabeth Allen. Is a farmer; 

resides at Washington, Vt. 

IV. ELIZA ANN,8 b. March 23, 1831, d. April 15, 1845. 

V. SMITH,8 b. March 20, 1833, d. at Alexandria, Va., Sept 10, 1863, 
a soldier in the U. S. army. 

VI. MARIA,^ b. March 12, 1835, m. Wm. Ordway of Tunbridge, Vt. 

d. March 23, i860. 

VII. CARLOS ZAD0C,8 b. Aug. 18, 1837, m. Betsey Burgin; res. 

at Walla W^alla, Wash. 

283. REUBEN PEASLEY,' (Giles,^ Duston,^ Thomas,^ 
Daniel,'^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. in Washington, Vt. May 10, 
1803, m. Oct. 2, 1827, at Barre, Vt., Sophronia Ufford, b. 
in Greensboro, Vt. in 1799 ^"^ ^' "^ Glover, Vt. Dec. 21, 
1882. He learned the trade of hatter, and carried on that 
business in Barton, Vt. about six years ; when failing health 
led him to try an out of door life. So he cleared up a farm 
from the forests in West Glover (where his grandson Nelson 
Cheney Stevens now lives,) and there resided the remainder 
of his life. " He was an energetic man, the kindest of 
fathers, much attached to his family." 


580. I. FREDERICK PORTEIVb. July II, 1828. 

581. II. NELS0N,8 b. April 17, 1830. 


III. CELESTIA,^ b. m. Tho)iias B. Stevens. He is a farmer 

in West Glover, Vt. Children: (i) Reuben Cheney Stevens, 
m. iVtarjr R. Lyman, resides in Norwich, Vt. (2) Nelson Cheney 
Stevens, res. West Glover, Vt. 

290. PHILIP,' (Peter,6 Thomas,^ Thomas/ Daniel, ^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. March 10, 1796, m. Nancy Brown. He 
resided at Wihiiot, N. H. 

I. MATTHEW H.,s m. Sept. 15, 1S54, Elmira Savery. 
II. JOSEPH B.,8 m. May 24, 1856, Eunice A. Trumbull. 
III. MOSES B.,8 m. Dec. 15, 1864, Nancy A. Rowe. 

292. LEVI," (Peter,6Thomas,5 Thomas,^ Daniel,3Daniel,2 
John,i) b. Aug. 13, 1807, m. I'S Dec. 20, 1830, Carohne, 
daii. of Jonathan Phelps; m. 2'\ Dec. 29, 1840, Almira, dau. 
of Moses Smith. 

He was a good scholar; a successful school teacher when a young man; 
a deacon in the Free Baptist church. Was gentlemanly in deportment 
and a careful farmer. In his later years he leased his mountain farm, and 
resided in the North village. He d. Nov. 6, 1874, 


II. FRANCES M.,8 b. May 10, 1844, m- Sept. 1864, Lorenzo Rich- 
ardson of Winthrop, Mass. Children: (i) Lorena M. Richard- 
son, (2) Lorenzo W. Richardson, (3) Horace W. Richardson, 
(4) Rollin Richardson, (5) Florian Richardson, (6) Ethel M. 

320, LYMAN,' (Isaac,6 Isaac,° Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Damel,2 John,i) b. in Groton, N. H., April 16, 1804, m. in 
Boston, April 29, 1829, Eliza Stowell, dau. of David and 
Eliza (Jackson) Stoddard. He was a carpenter and con- 
tractor. After several years' residence in Boston he ret. to 
Groton, and rem. to Frankhn, N. H., in 1837, and to San- 
bornton, N. H. (adjacent) in 1844. His wife d. Nov. 22, 



582. I. HENRY PAYSON,s b. March 24, 1831. 
II. LUCY WILSON/ b. Jan. 31, 1834. 

583. III. ISAAC,s b. in Groton, July 20, 1836. 

584. IV. DAVID FLETCHER,^ b. in Franklin, N. H., Aug. 9, 1840. 

585. V. LYMAN, jr.,s b. Jan. 6, 1844. 

322. WILSON,' (Isaac,6 Isaac,^ Nathaniel/ Damel,^ 
Daniel, 2 John,i) b. in Groton, N, H. June 9, 1810, m. in 
Boston, Sept. 7, 1834, Permelia, dau. of Allen and Hannah 
Malcom, b. in Newcastle, Me. June 3, 1816, d. in Chelsea 
July 19, 1874. 


He came from New Hampshire to Boston to find employ- 
ment, when a 3^oung man, and made his home in Chelsea 
within a few years. He helped build the first bridge from 
Charlestown to Chelsea. He engaged in the Express busi- 
ness, and proved a very efficient man in that line. He fur- 
nished transportation for persons and goods on all routes 
radiating from his home, and was familiar with the country 
far and wide. Fifty years he carried on a direct freight line 
between Chelsea and Boston. He made a success by the 
most constant attention to it, and by straightforward and 
courteous treatment of those with whom he came in contact. 
After the death of his son Frank he retired from business and 
spent some time on a farm in Lincoln, where he d. Dec. 7, 
1893 ; but his name is identified with Chelsea, where he was 
well known and respected. 

586. I. ALLEN March 18, 1838. 

II. PERMELIA ELIZA.s b. Jan. 23, 1840, d. March 7, 1847. 
III. PERMELIA ELIZA,8 b. Sept. 9, 1848, m. June 8, 1S70 Harri- 
son Dean Mersey, of Chelsea. He served in the famous " Web- 
ster regiment," the 12I'' Mass. Vol. Infantry, in the war of the 
Rebellion; was mustered Feb. 18, 1863, for three years; 


wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863 ; taken prisoner at the 
Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864; confined in rebel prisons at 
" Libby Prison" (Richmond), Andersonville and elsewhere; re- 
leased at Jacksonville, Fla. April 28, 1865 ; transferred June 25, 
1864, to 39th Mass. V. I.; discharged at expiration of his ser- 
vice Aug. 5, 1865. Child: Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey, b. 
Oct. 9, 1876; is a member of the class of 1898 in Harvard 

IV. ELLA FRANCES,^ b. July 3, 1851, m. April 24, 1874, Charles 
Holton Hersey, a brother of Harrison Dean Hersey, above, also 
of Chelsea. Child: Charles Brooks Hersey, b. Jan. 29, 1878, a 
member of the class of 1899 in Harvard Univ. 
V. FRANK MALC0M,8 b. July 12, 1S56, m. in Boston Feb. 28, 
1886, Mrs. Mary A., dau. of Zebulon and Mary (Pratt) Cope- 
land. He graduated at the Chelsea High School, and became 
partner with his father in the Express business. He is described 
as being "genial, popular, smart and faithful in business, a cen- 
ter of attraction in social circles." He had a host of friends. 
But he was seized with consumption and all efforts to accom- 
plish his cure failed. He d. greatly lamented March 10, 1889. 

323. JAMES P., 7 (Enoch,6 Isaac^ Nathaniel/ Damel,^ 
Daniel,2John,i) b. in Bath, N.Y.July 2, 1803, m. in Canan- 
daigua, N. Y. March 10, 1825, Eunice Rockvv^ood. He re- 
sided at Acworth, N. H. ; d. Aug. 2, 1834. ^^^rs. Cheney 
d. Sept. 10, 1876. 

I. JAMES NORTON,^ b. Dec. 12, 1825, d. Feb. 22, 1826. 
II. EMILY CORNELIA,^ b. Jan, 10, 1828, d. July 20, 1834. 
587. III. ENOCH MINER WALDEN,^ b. April 12, 1830. 

IV. MARGARET A.,8 b. June 26, 1832, m. April 8, x^^"^, Horace 
Mtirdo2igh, of Acworth, N. H. 

324. DAVID,' (Enoch,6 Isaac^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Burns, N. Y. June 5, 1805, m. Nov. 
9, 1828, at Canandaigua, N. Y. Betsey Doolittle, b. in Con- 
necticut, March 6, 1809, d. July 5, 1882. He removed to 
Michigan in 1844, and d. in Hillsdale co. Mich. Oct. 26, 



I. ELIZA,« b. Sept. 26, 1S30, m. IV. Mc Wayne. 
II. JULIA A.,^ b. Sept. 30, 1832, m. William Venn. 

III. DAVID, ^b. Jan. 7, 1835, m. Eunice Wood; res. at Mason Mich. 

IV. AL0NZ0,8 b. Feb. 22, 183S, m. Lucy Bailey. 
V. SARAH L.,s b. April 14, 1840, m. Geo. Sowers. 

VI. MARY,8 b. Dec. 20, 1S44. 

325, ENOCH,' (Enoch," Isaac,^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,- John, 1) b. in Bath, N. Y. Dec. 9, 1812, m. Oct. 10, 

1838, Warren of Canandaigua, N. Y. He d. at New 

Albany, Ind. Aug. 2, 1896. 

I. J0HN.8 „_ JAMES.8 HI. GEORGE E.s 

326. DARWIN,' (Enoch,6 Isaac,^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Bristol, N. Y. March 8, 1817, m. i^*, 
Jan. 29, 1839, Maiy P. Archibald; she d. March 12, 1842. 
He m. 2'\ March 8, 1843, Eliza Depevv of Canandaigua, 
N. Y., b. Nov, 12, 1819. He d. Jul}^ 16, 1873; his widow 
d. April 22, 1892. 

He learned the trade of carpenter with Capt. W"'. H. Ellis, and did a 
great deal of fine work on houses, etc., particularly the old Bloomfield 
Academy building. Having heard of a "chain pump," he constructed a 
model and tested it in a wash-tub ! then began the manufacture and sale of 
the article. In 1849 his attention was directed to the use of coal for fuel; 
to overcome popular prejudice against it, he obtained a car-load of coal 
from Scranton, Pa. via the newly-finished Elmira, Canandaigua, Batavia 
and Tonawanda R. R. and shewed its qualities in a stove ! He served as 
deputy sheriff in 1861, and filled a term with great success as High Sheriff 
from 1870 on. He did much to improve the appearance of the town in 
planting trees. He was a popular marshal of public celebrations, and a 
staunch Republican and Congregationalist. He possessed great persever- 
ance and self-respect. 


I. PERSIS P.,8 b. Dec. 3, 1839, m. Nov. 17, 1?,$^, John Jay Clark. 
Child: Anna Fisher Clark, 1). Aug. 28, 1865, m. Dec. 11, 1887, 
Edward E, Lewis, and has child, Roland C. Lewis. 
II. EMANALY E.,** b. June 23, 1841, d. Aug. 29, 1842. 
590. III. CHARLES DEPE\V,8b. Feb. 11, 1855. 



327. WILLIAM C' (Enoch,6 Isaac^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2John,i) b. in Bristol, N. Y., March i, 1809, m. i'\ 
April 24, 1845, Ann Elizabeth Glann of Washington, N. Y. 
She bore two children, and d. Nov. 5, 1851. Jan. 7, 1852, 
he m. Harriet A. Cone of Plainsfield, Lake co., O., who 
survived him. 

He resided in Toledo, O. He was a carpenter and builder, a dealer in 
paints and oils ; was elected township treasurer, city marshal, and county 
commissioner at various dates. Served in repelling " Morgan's Raid " and 
in the Hundred Days' Service in the War of the Rebellion, was capt. co. 
D. in the 130th Ohio National Guard. Joined the I. O. O. F. in 1849 and 
the F. and A. M. in 1S65 ; and took high rank in both fraternities. Was 
also an honored member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Left a name 
for frank, kindly friendship, hospitality and generosity. He d. Jan. 30, 1 890. 


I. CALPHURNA G.,^ m. O. IV. Lamport, of Wabash, la. 

n. MARY ELIZABETH,^ m. Wtllmvt Gifford j res. in Toledo, O. 
ni. CARRIE A.,^ m. D. J. Sutfitij res. Grand Rapids, Mich. 
IV. IDA R.,8 m. A. M. Mifntnons ; res. in Lincoln, Kan. 

V. MATTIE E.,8 m. F. E. Bryant; res. in St. Paul, Minn. 

329. ALBERT GALLATIN,' (David,^ Isaac,5 Nathan- 
iel,'' Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. July 9, 1803, at Groton, N. 
H., m, March 3, 1830, Hannah, dau. of Joshua* and Polly 
(Crosby) Heath, b. Aug. 31, 1809, d. Nov. 16, 1864. 

They resided at Groton, and there brought up their large 
family in the simplicity, industry, and intelligence character- 
istic of a Christian home in rural New England. He was a 
land surveyor and a merchant ; a notary public, a man much 
in public affairs, greatly sought after and widely lamented. 
He d. Oct. 22, 1847. 


I. HARRIET TILTON.s b. March 23, 1831. Resides at Frank- 
lin, N. H. 

II. MARY L0VISA,8 b. Oct. i, 1832, m. at Concord, N. H. Dec. 
19, i860, Aaron Dart French, son of Aaron and Avis (Dart) 
French, b. in Meredith, N. Y. Aug. 30, 1819. They resided at 

* Joshua Heath was a son of David and Hannah (Webster) Heath, and was b. March 6, 1785. 


West Avon, Conn., where on the 2<^ of August, 1867, he was 
instantly killed by the kick of a horse. He was a cabinet man- 
ufacturer. No children. After a few years of amanuensis and 
companion work Mrs. French became secretary and visitors' 
attendant at a state institution in Iowa. Two years of such 
confinement aggravated a former lung trouble, and in May, 
18S5, she went to her brother in Colorado. At Yampa, 100 
miles from a physician, she found a demand for her knowledge 
of medicine and love of nursing. 17 miles horseback ride took 
her to visit a sick woman, passing only one house where a 
woman lived ! Thus began her care of the sick and wounded 
over a wide "riding"; often fording streams, often unpaid but 
never unthanked. She had remarkable success. No mother, 
child or cowboy but went on their way improving ; and she met 
with no accident. Her motto was, " Not for always ". She 
lived "by faith alone". And her career gave her cure in body 
and peace in soul. She gladly yielded the practice to a " doc- 
tor", when one could be persuaded to settle in that region; but 
he often sent for her assistance. Her brother's removal made 
her houseless ; so she " took up land ", built her little framed 
cabin, — 5 ft. by 5 ft., but a cabin ! and is in New England now, 
with her ranch leased. Such a work shows her a sister worthy 
the respect of her soldier, merchant, banker brothers. 
III. ALBERT LEWIS,8 b. Dec. 24, 1834, d. June 30, 1842. 

591. IV. ALFRED C0NSTANTINE,8 b. April 15, 1838. 

592. V. WILLIAM HEATH,8 b. Jan. 29, 1840. 

593. VI. ALBERT 0RI0N,8 b. Jan 15, 1842. 

594. VII. LEWIS HOWARD,^ b. Feb. 25, 1843. 

VIII. HANNAH MARIA,«b. Jan. 3. 1846, d. Oct. 18, 1846. 

595. IX. JOSHUA HEATH,« b. March i, 1847. 

330. LEWIS,' (David,6 Isaac^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Groton, N. H. March 20, 1808, m. in 
Medford Aug. 4, 1830, Louisa, dau. of WilHam and Abigail 
(Simonds) Butters, b. in Medford and d. in Chelsea Dec. 23, 

After working dutifully at home and helping his parents until his 218* 
birthday, he went out to make a living for himself and coming family. He 
was occupied in various sorts of business. He and his brother Albert 
worked in the construction of the first railway built in the United States; 
it was at Quincy, Mass., built for hauling granite from quarries. Mrs. 


Cheney, as a girl, was one of those who had the pleasure of shaking hands 
with Lafayette on his visit to Medford. Mr. C. purchased land in Chelsea 
of the Ferry Co., and built him a home there. He d. July 8, 1891. 

I, ABIGAIL BUTTERS,8b. Dec. 15, 1832, d. Aug. 8, 1833. 
II. ELLEN L0UISA,8 b. June 16, 1875, m. Joseph Walter Shep- 
ard^ b. in Houlton, Me., Aug. 12, 1844. They reside in Chelsea. 
Child: Florence Louise Shepard, b. April 12, 1877. 

33 I . PRESTON,' (David,6 Isaac,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Groton, N. H. m. Ma}^ 15, 1842, 
Emily Bushey of Charlestown. 

I. CLARA DEVENDA, b. Oct. 3, 1856. 

II. ELIZABETH L, b. 1864, m. i^' in Walpole, March 16, 
1887, Frank L. Scrymgeour, of Boston, son of David and 

Elizabeth Scrymgeour, b. in 1864. m. 2'^ Bentley. They 

reside in South Walpole. 

332, DAVID,' (David,6 Isaac,^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Groton, N. H. Aug. 21, 1813, m. 
Dec. 14, 1846, Sarah Ann, daii. of Dudley and Sarah 
(Minor) Wright, of Jefferson, Schoharie County, N. Y., b. 
June 20, 1818. 

In the fall of 1838 he removed to what was then " the far 
west ; " he spent the winter in Chicago, then went on to 
Plainfield, Will County, 111. 

" I arrived here in twenty-five day's ; had a very pleasant ride of seven- 
teen hundred and forty-five miles by water and fifty-five by rail-road. At 
eight o'clock the morning after I left Boston, I arrived in New York. At 
five P. M. took steamer for Albany ; made port next day ; mounted a rail- 
road car, and, the same day reached Schenectady. I then took passage 
on a canal boat, which was rather tardy progress but very agreeable, as 
we had fine weather, good company and plenty of food. At Syracuse I 
viewed the salt-works which are very nice. At Rochester went to see the 
falls where Sam Patch took his last leap. The water is precipitated down 
a precipice of solid rock nearly perpendicular, with such force that the mist 
can be perceptibly felt ten rods. Lockport is situated on the Erie Canal ; 
there are five locks that rise twelve feet each. I passed them in the night ; 


there were lights at each lock, which looked like stairs rising one above 
another to the height of sixty feet, built of stone. 

Buffalo is an interesting city has a fine harbor. Here I took a steamer 
for Chicago ; had a hard passage of ten days. It blew a gale most of the 
time. One night the water washed over the deck, so even old Crocket 
would have grined like an alligator; but our ship weathered the storm, 

Chicago is a growing city, (mostly composed of Indian wigwams and 
swampy marsh ; hardly acceptable as a gift for farming,) and well situated. 
Plainfield is forty miles from Chicago, and eight from Joliet." 

He bought government lands at the public sales held in Chicago in 
1841, 1843, and 1845. Two deeds are signed by President John Tyler, 
and one by Pres. James K. Polk. He broke prairie with an ox team and 
built a small house. In 1854 he bought land adjoining his farm. He 
visited his parents in the East in the fall of 1843. Returned to lUinois, the 
next year, accompanied by his sister Roxanna (Cheney) Foster, and con- 
tinued farming. In 1859 sold a part; built a house on the purchase of 
1854, where he resided for some eighteen years. 

In the days of slavery and the "under-ground rail-road," he assisted 
many a poor black man on toward the borders of freedom ; he was stead- 
fast and true to the cause of right and justice, he held that all were equal 
in state, all should be at one in religion. He died June 29, 1876, from 
injuries received from the kick of a horse. 

His pastor said of him : " He was a very kind, gentle spirit, much de- 
voted to his family. His retiring disposition kept him in quiet privacy, 
notwithstanding the high esteem in which he was held by the whole com- 
munity. For thirty-three years he was a member of the Congregational 
Church of Plainfield. He was ' an Israelite indeed in whome there was no 

guile.' " 


I. SARAH ELLEN,8 b. in Plainfield 111., Oct. 7, 1847, m. Feb. 
28, iSji, Rev. Lorin G. Catchpole, (Baptist) d, Feb. 21, 18S4, 
at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. 
II. ALBERT DWIGHT,8 b. in Plainfield, 111., Aug. 20, 1849, d. 

Sept. 16, 1850. 
m. MARY CELIA,8 ^ in Plainfield, 111. June 24, 1851, m. Elisha 

BroiuH, April 17, 1894. 
IV. EMMA ROSAMOND,^ b. in Plainfield, 111. April i, 1857. 

334. JONATHAN H.,' (Damel,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Sanbornton, N. H. June i, 
1802, m. May 17, 1821, Lydia, dau. of Stoughton and Deborah 
(Stokes) Tuttle. He removed to Campton, N. H. and thence, 
in 1859, to Hillsboro, la. ; where he d. Dec. 16, 1862. 




596. I. LUTHER CUMMINS,8 b. Aug. 9, 1821. 

II. LUCY ANN,s b. April 12, 1S23, m. i^t, John Sanborn Leavitt, 
who d. June 4, 1864 ; m. 2*^, Adam Cline, of Mt. Pleasant, la. 

III. BENJAMIN TUTTLE,8 b. May 30, 1825, d. June 4, 1S28. 

IV. DANIEL,8 b. July 25, 1827, d. May 25, 1S32. 

V. CATHARINE A./ b. Aug. 20, 1S30, m. July 11, 1852, yarnes 
Creighion Biidleigh. 

597. VI. BRADBURY T.,« b. Feb. 26, 1833. 

598. VII. EDMUND M.,8 b. July 8, 1836. 

335. NATHAN SMIT-H,- (Moses,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathan- 
iel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, i) b. June 16, 1806, m. Dec. 24, 
1850, Rebecca L. Rice, b. April 30, 1822. Went when 28 
years old to Pilot Grove, Hancock co., 111., where " he 
drove a pack of wolves from their den and built a cabin on 
the spot; " and lived to see a flourishing town there. He d. 
March 29, 1875. 

I. ABIGAIL,^ b. April 24, 1852, d. March 19, i860. 
II. ELIZABETH J.,^ b. Nov. 13, 1854, m. Oct. 15, 1877, Daniel IV. 

III. MOSES LEAVITT,8 b. March 28, 1856. 

336. NATHANIEL,' (Moses,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Sanbornton N. H. July 4, 
1808, m. in Malone, N. Y. Dec. 31, 1834, Betsey B. Brown; 
resided in M. till 1843, when he rem. to a farm adjoining 
that of his brother Nathan in Pilot Grove, 111. Was a sino-- 
ing teacher for years. 

" The Cheney Family Singers " consisted of four brothers, Nathaniel, 
Moses Ela, Simeon Pease and Joseph Young, and one sister, Elizabeth Ela. 
Having sung from infancy in a home where " spiritual songs " always 
abounded, and being all capable readers and teachers of singing, they 
composed a quintette of remarkable purity of tone and harmony. Nathan- 
iel was a first tenor ; could sing upper C with ease and power and had fine 
brilliancy throughout. Moses and Joseph had baritone range, though of 
different titnbre; while Simeon had a unique and effective bass. Eliza- 


beth's singing was singularly sweet and true, " as strong as it was pure." 
Beginning in New York city Oct. 13, 1845, they continued touring for two 
years, gaining great fame. 


I. RUTH £.,8 b. Oct. 19, 1835 ; New York city, Oct. 4, 1854, 
Gustave C. E. Weber, M. D., a celebrated physician and 
surgeon ; res. in Cleveland, O. 

II. LAURA B.,8 b. Aug. 12, 1837; m. in Cleveland O. Sept. 1857, 

lVillia/>i B. Rogers. 

III. LOWELL MAS0N,8 b. May 26, 1840, m. in Berea, O., in 1863, 

Tillie Gilchrist. 

IV. FL0RA,8b. Nov. 27, d. Dec. 3, 1S43. 

V. NATHANIEL,8b. Feb. 2, 1846, m. in Webster, 111., Nov. 10, 
1867, Alice Sumner. He served in the war of the Rebellion. 

337. IMOSES ELA,' (Moses,6 Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, i) b. in Sanbornton, N. H,, Dec. 10, 
1812, m. Dec. 10, 1845, Mary Haskell Chamberlain, of 
Barnard, Vt., b. Nov. 24, 1822. He was a great reader 
when a small child, a school teacher at nineteen. Became a 
professional teacher, both of public schools in the day-time 
and of singing-schools in the evening. 37 such years of 
work touched a great man^^ young lives with useful stimulus. 
He participated with his brothers Nathaniel, Simeon Pease, 
and Joseph, and his sister Elizabeth Ela, in the concerts of 
" The Cheney Family." 

Meantime he was alive to other public interests. In 1833 
he was made captain of a state military company in which 
the students of New Hampton Academy were obliged to 
train. One of the pupils of the Academ}^ who thus drilled 
under "Captain" Chene}^ was Oren B. Cheney, since 
widely known as the founder and president of Bates College. 
He lectured in several Western states (300 times) on Music. 
He conducted, at Montpelier, Vt., in May, 1839, ^^'^^ ^^^t 
gathering known as a "Musical Convention." He was a 
member of the Vermont legislature at one time. At a special 
session, in 1857, he made an ingenious speech on the question 



of removal of the capital ; and exploded the fine plan of one 
of the ambitious cities, by presenting the claim of an obscure 
hamlet with mock earnestness. 

He resided in various towns of Vermont ; at Rutland from 
1886 to 1889, when he removed to Troy, So. Dakota. 
Taught private pupils in singing and violin playing in Red- 
field, S. D. in 1891. He resides (Feb. 1896) in Troy, South 


I. HENRY CHAMBERLAIN,8b. Sept. 16, 1846,111. Jan., 1874, 

Mary Starr, who d. April 14, 1875. 
n. JASON STEELE,^ b. Aug. 16, 1848, removed to Troy, S. D. 
m. WILLIAM JARVIS,^ b. Feb. 2, 1852; a railroad man in Wis- 
IV. MOSES ELA, jr.,8 b. April 24, 1855. 
v. KATHARINE JARVIS,* b. July 8, 1858. 
VI. MARY ANTIETAM,8 b. Oct. 7, 1862. 

338. SIMEON PEASE,' (Moses,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathan- 
iel,* Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ John, i) b. in Meredith, N. H., April 
18, 1818, m. in Groveland, N. Y. June, 1847, Christiana 
Vance. Was a teacher of singing and a concert singer from 
his youth. He resided many years at Dorset Vt. He 
breathed out notes which will be immortal, in the poems 
entitled "Wood Notes Wild." He d. in Franklin, Mass. 
May 10, 1890. 


604. I. JOHN VANCE,8 b. Dec. 29, 1848. 

605. II. ALBERT BAKER,8 b. March 30, 1852. 

339. JOSEPH YOUNG,7 (Moses,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathan- 
iel,* Daniel,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Meredith, N. H. April 
17, 1820; m. Sept. 12, 1849, Juliette McNab, b. Sept. 13, 
1824. He spent his life in his native state, except the period 
of his concert tours. He had rare gifts of song, mimicry 
and humour, and did a fine life-work as a teacher of singing. 


I. KATHARINE ].,« b. Jan. 24, 1853. 
II. CARLOS M.,s b. Sept. 25, 1855, d. July 25, 1856. 

III. JOHN M.,8 b. Jan. 6, 1859. 

IV. CYNTHIA R.,s b. July 11, 1862. 

345. EPHRAIM,' (Ephraim,6 Ephraim,^^ Timothy, * 
John,^ Daniel,- John, 1) b. in Brandon, Vt. JNIay 30, 1800, m. 
Sept. 6, 182 1, Huldah, dau. of Dea. Samuel Burnell, b. in 
Brandon March i, 1798. In 1814 he walked to Plattsburgh, 
N. Y, with several other boys to enlist in the service of our 
country but learned of the great victories of our army and 
navy, and found his patriotic consecration unneeded. He was 
a hatter — made fine, silk hats — in his native town many j^ears. 
Was a member of the Congregational church from his youth, 
and made a "family altar" in his home, where a passage 
from the Bible and prayer were heard morning and evening 
through his long life. He was active in the organized militia 
of the state, and received commissions from Governor Palmer 
as i*^ lieutenant and captain in 1834 ^"^ ^835. In 1S50 he 
moved to Papineauville, Canada, where he engaged in farm- 
ing and commission business. In 1870 he removed to Fort 
Scott, Kansas, where he d. June 20, 1883, after 62 years of 
wedded bliss. 

I. A child who died in infancy. 
611. II. AMOS BURNELL/ b. Dec. 14, 1823. 

ni. WILLIAM EDWIN,** b. Oct. 15, 1S27, d. Oct. 2, 1849. 

346. THOMAS JEFFERSON,' (Ephraim,^ Ephraim,^ 
Timothy,^ John, ■'^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. at Brandon, Vt. in 1806, 
m. Jan. 11, 1832, Dasinda Barker. He d. in New York 
city in i8'?7. 

•^ "" CHILD. 

ISADORA BARKER/ b. Dec. 16, 1833, m. Oct. 8, 1851, 
Edward Austin Tiittle, son of Silas and Sarania Tuttle, b. 
Nov. 12, 1827, at Whippany, N.J. Children: (i) Arthur Cheney 
Tuttle, b. Jan. 1 1, 1853, m. i*', Feb. 22, 1873, Bessie Pink, who 
d. in 1883, m. z^, Theresa Burnett, and has children, [i.] Alfred 


Tuttle, b. April 12, 1874, m. May 20, 1896, Edytha Van Wart, 
[ii.] Theodore Tuttle, b. Nov. n, 1876, [iii.] Edward Arthur 
Tuttle, b. Oct. 20, 1 88 1, (2) Emilie Florence Tuttle, b. Oct. 25, 
1854, m. Dec. 5, 1877, Jonathan Dickinson Condit, and has 
children, [i.] Florence Condit, [ii.] Rosalind Condit, [iii.] Katrina 
Condit. (3) Isadora Tuttle, b. Feb. 23, 1857, m. April 28, 
1892, Norman Merry Ward, and had children, [i.] Norman Tuttle 
Ward, b. April 18, d. in August, 1893, [ii.] Mabel Ward, b. May 
27, 1894, d. June 18, 1895. (4) Laura Baker Tuttle, b. March 
4, i859>(5) George William Tuttle, b. May 31, 1S61, d. Aug., 
1881. (6) Herbert Barker Tuttle, b. Oct. 27, 1864,(7) Agnes 
Tuttle, b. July 15, 1870. Mrs. Tuttle has contributed well to 
the work of tracing the lines of Cheney genealogy. Her home 
is in New York cit}'. 

347. LUCIUS AUGUSTUS,' (Timothy,^ Timothy,^ 
Timothy,^ John,^ Damel,^ John,i) b. in Vermont, July 23, 
1802, removed with his parents to Onondaga co. N. Y. in 
181 1, and resided there until his death. He m. in Oct. 1S26, 
Sarah, dau. of Elijah and Sarah (More) Bicknell of Morris- 
ville, N. Y., b. March 31, 1804, d. SepL 29, 1880. He was 
a contractor and builder, a selectman of Syracuse village 
three years after its incorporation. He d. Oct. 12, 1880. 

I. CURTIS WARNER,s b. July 31, 1827, d. Dec. 23, 1828. 

612. n. AUGUSTUS BYRON,** b. Aug. 7, 1829. 

613. ni. LUCIAN HARRIS0N,8b. Oct. 9, 1831. 

IV. ELLEN MERSYLVIA,8 b. March 29, 1835 ; is a school-teacher 
of experience ; resides at Syracuse. 

V. GEORGE NELS0N,8 b. April 2, 1837; was a private in co. A, 
12th reg. N. Y. V. Inf. Went into the first battle of Bull Run 
July 18, 1 861, and was "missing when the battle was over." 

614. VI. EDWARD ALONZO,s b. Oct. 2, 1840. 

HORATIO NELSON,' (Timothy, ^ Timothy, ^ 
Timothy,* John,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Rutland, Vt. Dec. 

27, 1805, m. at Albany, N. Y. Feb. 6, 1833, Marsylvia J., 
dau. of Levi and Permelia (Colburn) Chapman, b. at 
Albany, N. Y. April 3, 1813, d. at Asheville, N. Caro. Dec. 

28, 1891. 


He was appointed weigh-master of the U. S. Customs 
Department at Syracuse, N. Y., a point rendered important 
at that time bv the Erie canal, which conveyed both passen- 
gers and freight in great numbers. He became one of the 
principal citizens of the growing town. Was a politician of 
influence, a personal friend of Hon. W. H. Seward, who 
lived near by, at Auburn, N. Y. He and his brother Loren 
L. were killed in the hre and gunpowder explosion which 
occurred at Syracuse Aug. 20, 1841. 


615. I. CLARENCE CHAPMAN,^ b. Aug. 19, 1834. 

II. iVfARY PERMELIA,s b. Aug. 17, 1836, d. March 17, 1840. 

III. SYLVIA/ b. May t2, 1838, m. in Chicago, III., Sept. 6, 1870, 

Charles Augustus CJiapiiian, son of Dr. Reuben Jerald and 
Phebe (Striker) Chapman, b. Nov. 4, 1838, at Picton, Canada, 
whither his father, a New Hampshire man, had removed for the 
practice of his profession. Mr. Chapman is vice-president of 
the Western Bank Note Co. of Chicago. Children: (i) Clarence 
Cheney Chapman, b. July 5, 1871, (2) Walter Augustus Chap- 
man, b. Dec. 14, 1S73, (3) Bertha Sylvia Chapman, b. Oct. 10, 
1875, (4) Grace Lillie Chapman, b. April 5, 1879. 

IV. CLINTON LE\'I,8 b. Oct. 18, 1S40, d. Sept. 26, 1843. 

349. TIMOTHY COLLINGWOOD," (Timothy,^ Tim- 
olh}','' Timothy,* John,=^ Daniel,"^ John,^ b. in Rutland, Vt. 
May 7, 1808, m. Aug. 26, 1832, Ann Ix-lden, dau. of Silas 
Cook of Montville, N.J. b. April 4. 1813, d. Sept. 7, 1854. 
He resided at Syracuse, N. Y. 


616. I. I'RENTISS DANA,8 b. April 20, 1836, m. i'*' Sarah Bristol, 

m. 2'' Carrie Burnett. 
II. FRANCES MARSYLVIA,« !>. Jan. 17, 1839, m. Alva W. 

J'alrner of Syracuse, and resides there. 
HI. SILAS COOK,« 1). Dec. 14. 1S40, d. at Galveston, Te.xa.s, Oct. 

23, 1S58. 
IV. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. March 7, 1S43, m. Edward E. Coats- 

7vorth of Syracuse; d. Feb. 12, 1888. 
V. CHARLOTTE COOK,« b. June 30, 1845, d. July n, 1866. 
VI. HORATIO NELSON," b. Jan. 21, 1848. 
VII. ANN PERMELA,» b. Sept. 29, 1849, m. Salcin Hyde. 


352. HIRA:M LITTLEFIELD,' (Eliakim,^ Timothy,^ 
Timothy/ John,3 Daniel,^ John/) b. at Rutland Vt. Jan. 10, 
1804, m. March 30, 1829, Maiy Curtis, b. in Rutland April 
5, 1806. 


617. I. GEORGE HIRAM,s b. March 21, 1S32. 
61S. n. HENRY WARNER.^ b. June 19, 1S40. 

354. LOREN BARNEY,' (Hiram,^ Timothy,^ Timothy,* 
John,3 Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Rutland, Vt. 1808, m. . 

619. ALBERT L0REN,8b. in 1851. 

355. ALBERT NELSON,' (Hiram,^ Timothy, ^ Tim- 
othy,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. at Castleton, Vt. Nov. 7, 
1813, m. in Glens Falls, N. Y. April 10, 1S38, Annah Hunt, 
dau. of Josiah Lyman Arms, Esq., b. in Deerlield, and 
Cynthia Green (Hunt), b. in Charlestown, N. H. ; she was 
b."'at G. F. Feb. 19, 1S21. 

Left fatherless at six years of age Albert was placed in the family of a 
prominent citizen of the town, where hard work and fare combined to make 
him discontented and he " broke his bonds." Afterward his lot was cast 
with an eminent medical practitioner, afterward president of Vermont Medi- 
cal College, where life took on a brighter cast. In 1830 he made his way to 
Glens Falls, N. Y. while the " feeder " enterprise was being developed, and 
the opening of a channel to tide-water was giving great impulse to business. 
He engaged in various mercantile matters, was married, and establishing a 
partnership with his brother-in-law, Lewis L. Arms, carried on lumbering, 
grist-mill and a store. " The Cheney Mills " became the chief industry of 
the place. He also bought up lands in the forest-covered country not far 
off which he later disposed of to the Adirondack Railway Co. He repre- 
sented his county in the state legislature in 1848, and was a prominent man 
in public affairs, though shunning personal notice. Courteous, affable and 
genererous, he had many friends. He d. Oct. i, 1866. Mrs. Cheney was a 
woman of fine culture, of marked personal character ; she made her home 
the delight of her nine children and the pride of her husband. " Her 
children rise up and call her blessed." 



I. An Infant,* b. March 19. d. 21, 1S40. 
II. LYMAN ARMS,« b. June 20, 1S41, d. July 9, 1S53. 

III. HELEN HUNT,s b. Aug. 8, 1843. m. Dec. 3, 1868, Henry 

Divight Woodruff. He d. Nov. 30, 1891. Child: Helen 
Cheney Woodruff, b. Nov. 14, 1870. Resides at Auburn, N. Y. 

IV. CYNTHIA ARiMS,s b. Jan. 27, 1846, d. Sept. 12, 1846. 

620. V. ALBERT NELSON,* b. iMay 3. 1847. 

VI. JULIA ARMS,* b. April 6, 1S49. "''• J^i^s ^j 1S70, Byron Baker 
Fowler. Child : Albert Nelson Cheney Fowler, b. Nov. 3, 1871. 
Resides at Glens Falls, N. Y. 

621. VII. WILLIAM HAIGHT,«b.Oct. 21, 1850. 

VIII. ISABELLA ARMS,* b. Sept. 27, 1852, m. May 5, 1881, Henry 
y. J J'. S. Cooke. Resides at East Orange, N. J. 
IX. LEWIS ARMS,* b. Feb. i, 1854, d. June 22, 1856. 
X. ROSE WILLIS,* b. May 21, 1856. 

XI. GEORGE ARMS,* b. Oct. 14, 1857, m. at Vancouver, Brit. 
America, in Jul}-, 1894, Williebelle McDow. Resides at San 
623. XII. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS,* b. Feb. 11, 1859. 
XIII. ANNAH ARMS,* b. Sept. 25, 1861. 

356. WILLIAM PRENTISS," (Hiram,« Timothy,5 
Timothy,-' John,^ Daniel,- John,^) b. at Castleton, Vt. Feb. 
14, 1816, m. Jan. 7, 1S72, Millie S. Williams, of Windsor, 
Vt. He d. rvlarch 19, 1895. 


I. WILLIAM GEORGE,* b. Dec. 24, 1875, d. Aug., 1876. 
11. (iEORGE PRENTISS,* b. July 4, 1877. 

357. MURRAY,' (Prentiss Dana,^ Timothy,^ Timothy,"* 
John,"^ Daniel,- John, 1) b. in Addison, Vt. Feb. 28, 1809, was 
m. July 7, 1835, to Caroline Pickett, at Stockton, N. Y. by 
Elder Joseph Sawyer. 

He removed to Jersey ville, 111. in 1833. Went to Chaut. 
CO. N. Y. for his wife and staid there a year ; then returned 
to Illinois, making the journey in six weeks. In 1858 re- 
moved to Sangamon co. 111. In i860 moved to Virden, 
111. where he d. Dec. 7, 1885. 



625. I. PRENTISS DANA,8 b. Aug. 2, 1836. 

626. II. GILEAD PICKETT.s b. March 24, 1838. 

627. III. BYRON MURRAY,8 b. Sept. 2, 1840. 

IV. MARY,^ b. Dec. 23, 1842, m. Nov. 11, 1866, George W. Cox of 
Virden, 111. They lived at Virden until June 1888, when they 
removed to Denver, Colo, where she d. Jan. ii*'*, 1891. 
Children: (i) Ella Eugenia Cox, b. Nov. 18, 1867, m. in Denver, 
Colo. June 22, 1892, Clarence Lee Arnett, and has Eugene 
Murray Arnett, b. Dec. 5, 1893, and Martha Ella Arnett, b. 
Dec. 19, 1895. (2) Martha Caroline Cox, b. March 18, 1872, 
(3) George Cox, b. July 2, d. July 29, 1875. 

628. V. CHARLES H.,8 b. Jan. 29, 1845. 

VI. MARTHA,^ b. March 15, 1847, m. July 5, 1871, Oliver Scott 
Green. Child : Mary Alma Green, b. in Jacksonville, 111. Aug. 
27, 1872. Reside at Chicago, 111. 
VII. CAROLINE,^ b. Oct. 10, 1849, d. April 16, 1857. 

629. VIII. JOHN GEORGE,* b. April 16, 1852. 

630. IX. WILLIAM,8 b. April i, 1856. 

358. LUCIAN PRENTISS,^ M. D., (Prentiss Dana,^ 
Timothy,^ Timothy,* John, ^ Daniel,^ John, 1) b. at Addison, 
Vt. Aug. 25, 1814, m. in Bridport, Vt. Oct. 11, 1837, Mary 
Louisa Stone. She d. in Chicago, IlL Feb. 14, 1897, and 
was buried at Rose Hill cemetery. Dr. Cheney was a phy- 
sician of excellent standing in Chicago, 111. and a very active 
churchman ; was one of the promoters of the cathedral of 
SS. Peter and Paul. Mrs. Cheney was also a large-hearted 
person, and one of the early directors of the Protestant 
Orphan Asylum. 


I. MARY ELIZABETH,* b. in Port Henry, N. Y. Feb. 16, 1845, m. 
I St, March 19, 1867, IVilliam G. Taylor. Children: (i) Mary 
Josephine Taylor, b. Dec. 30, 1867, m. Oct. 13, 1890, Fred. S. 
Loomis, and has children, [i.] Mary Marjorie Loomis, b. Oct. 
14, 1891, [ii.] Marion Mason Loomis, b. Jan. 8, 1896; (2) 
Granville Prentiss Taylor, b. July 29, 1870. Mr. William G. 
Taylor d. in Dec, 1872 ; and Mrs. Cheney-Taylor m. 2<i, Nov. 
23, 1875, Mr. Charles Mason Walworth of Chicago, 111. 


II. LUCIAN PRENTISS,s Jr. b. Sept. 23, 1S48, m. in Chicago, 

111., April iS, 1876, Marion Louisa Egan. 

III. CHARLOTTE LOUISA.^ b. May 30, 1854, m. in Chicago, III 

Dec. 16, 1874, Charles Newton Holdeti. Child: Charlotte Cheney 
Holden, b. July 25, 1877. 

IV. LEONARD PRENTISS,^ d. in infancy. 

359. AUGUSTUS DANA,- (Prentiss Dana,^ Timothy ,5 
Timothy,^ John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) \^^ -^^ Addison, Vt. Dec. 
14, 1836, m. July 4, 1875, L^urinda Loukes. Resides in 
Plattsbur^, N. Y. 

^' CHILD. 

BERTHA.s b Aug. 10, 1876. 

360. GEORGE ALLEN,' (Samuel,^ Edward,^ Timothy,* 
John,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Brandon, Vt. Aug. 18, 1797, m, 
Sept. I, 1829, Susan, dau. of David and Rhoda (Gale) 
Richardson, b. Jan. 27, 1802, d. Oct. 6, 1867. Mr. Cheney 
went to Fort Covington, N. Y. about 1825 and there resided 
the remainder of his life. 

He was a manufacturer of woolen goods. He was a member and for 
some years an elder in the Presbyterian church, an exemplary man, of pure 
principles, character and energy. He felt deeply the wrong of slavery, and 
prayed daily for the abolition of that great, destructive system. He was 
an early " Free Soil" man and "abolitionist." He lived to see the Eman- 
cipation of his countrymen, for whom he felt as deeply as though of the 
same race with the slave ; and his family bore practical part in the struggle 
which the country experienced in the process of overthrowing the evil 
system. His sons, William Harrison and George Wainwright, and his 
daughter Mary Jane, gave noble service to the Republic. The good man 
thanked God for bringing to pass a great liberation of the oppressed; and 
passed his last days in bright hope of peace for this world and the coming 
world. Mrs. Cheney was every way worthy of her husband, and left an ex- 
cellent name. He d. in Fort Covington, N. Y. Jan. 22, 1883. 

635. I. GEORGE LYMAN,8 b. Sept. 2, 1830, d. Dec. 17, 1842. . 
II. SEYMOUR HOWARD,^ b. June 27, 1832. 

III. SUSAN ABBIE.s b. May n, 1834, m. Nov. 26, 1873, at Fort 

Covington, N. Y. JoJin Jiroiun, son of William and Elizabeth 
(Barr) Brown of Kilwinning, Scotland, where he was born in 
1825; (they removed in 1835 to Montreal, Can.) Mr. and 


Mrs. John Brown resided at Carleton Place, Ontario. He was 
a Presbyterian, a merchant of fine business ability, and a person 
of influence. He d. April 17, 1878. Children: (i) Elizabeth 
Margaret Brown, b. Oct. 8, 1874, (2) George William Brown, b. 
Nov. 8, 1875, d. Aug. 20, 1876. Mrs. Brown resides at West- 
field, N. J. 

IV. MARY JANE,8 b. Feb. 16, 1836, acquired a good education 
and became a teacher. She was principal of an academy in 
North Carolina when the war broke out, and suffered many sad 
and bitter experiences in consequence of her Northern birth 
and humane principles. In vain were efforts made to get her 
thro' the lines to her home, even personal interviews with the 
president of the Southern Confederacy. When, near the close 
of the war, she at last reached Fort Covington, she was broken 
down in body and mind. But at last she found rest and will 
not lose her reward. She d. Nov. 7, 1884. 
V. HENRY HARRISON,^ 1 , ^ . _ „ fd. Oct. 20, 1841. 

VI. WILLIAM HARRIS0N,8 / ^"- ^' ^^°'|d. Oct. 13, 1866. 
Lieut. William Harrison Cheney served throughout the Civil 
War in the S*"^ Vermont V. I. Was highly honored by officers 
and men. He died, in Chicago, 111., from the effects of disease 
contracted in the army. 
VII. GEORGE WAINWRIGHT,8 b. March 20, 1844, served his 
country the last two years of the War of the Rebellion. He 
m. in Aug., 1886, Jessie Morton of Chicago, 111. He d. April 17, 
1 891, leaving no child. 
VIII. RICHARDS0N,8 b. Jan. 17, 1846; resides in Chicago, 111. 

361. URIAH,^ (Samuel,^ Edward,^ Timothy,^ John,^ 
Damel,2 John,i) b. in Brandon, Vt. Jan. 29, 1800, m. Feb. 
12, 1835, Sophronia dau. of John and Rhoda (Mann) Hawdey, 
b. April 23, 1862, near Chateaugay, N. Y. He resided at 
various times in Brandon, Vt., Martintown, Canada, Massena 
and Canton, N. Y., South Bend, Minn., Brasher Falls and 
Ogdensburg, N. Y. Was a w^ool-carder and tanner. He 
died Jan. 20, 1895. 

I. JEHIEL WALT0N,8 b. Oct. 17, 1835. 
II. MARY ANN,8b. May 16, 1837, d. May 2, 1842. 
636. III. WILLIAM HENRY.s b. June 16, 1839. 
IV. ELLEN,8 b. Sept. 10, 1841. 


V. HARRIET ELIZABETH.^ b. June 14, 1S44, m. Oct. 2, 1862, 
at Blue Earth, Minn., Duncan Anderson. Mr. Anderson was 
b. at Edinburgh, Scotland, May 5, 1833. His father, Duncan 
Anderson, was a native of Loch Tay, Perthshire, and his 
mother, Mary Ann Gilzeau, of the Isle of Skye, Argyleshire; 
they were mar. by Rev. James Marshall Feb. 25, 1831. The 
young Duncan came to America in June, 1850. Is a miller 
(flour); res. at Ogdensburg, N. Y. Children: (i) William 
Henry Anderson, b. Oct. 7, 1865,(2) Ellen Gilzeau Anderson, 
b. March 17, 1869, (3) Duncan Anderson, Jr., b. Dec. 27, 1870, 
(4) George Cheney Anderson, b. Nov. 12, 1872, (5) Hattie 
Elizabeth Anderson, b. July 25, 1877. 
VI. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,^ b. April 7, 1846. 

362. JOSIAH WALTON,' (Samuel,6Edward,5Timothy,4 
John, 3 Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Brandon, Vt., December 13, 
1806, m. March 30, 1837, Mary Adelia Gray; she d. April 
15, 1876. He resides at Brandon, Vt. on the farm on which 
he was born, a mile east of Brandon village, whose soil he 
has tilled well through his long life. 

I. JANE ELIZA,s b. Aug 13, 1839, d. April 10, 1894. 
II. MARTHA MARIA,8 b. July 7, 1841, x^. H. M. Dyer, oi Del 
Norte, Cal. and d. March 6, 1894, leaving a son and daughter. 

III. ALBERT GRAY,8 b. July 13, 1843; he enlisted in U. S. army 

in Feb. 1865, and d. while en route from New York to New 
Orleans; was buried at sea off Florida Feb. 17, 1865. 

IV. JUDSON R0LLIN,8 b. June 27, 1847; d. Jan. 16, 1S84, at 

Deland, Fla., leaving one son, Rollin J.,''* who now lives at New 
Albany, Ind. 
637. V. WIIJ5ER BR0WN,8 b. Aug. 13, 1849. 

VI. ABBIE GRACE,« b. July 13, 1 85 1, d. in August, 1872. 

369. WILLIAM,^ (John,6 John,^ Moses,^ John,^ Daniel,2 
John,') b. in Dunstable, Aug. 7, 1784, m. Betsey, dau. of 
Samuel P. Sewall, of Chesterville, b. May 5, 1794, d. in 
Bangor, Me. Feb. 17, 1864. lie owned and cultivated a 
large tract of land at Chesterville, Me. His death was 
caused by his being thrown from his sleigh and fracturing 
his skull. He d. March 2, 1830. 



I. ABIGAIL BL0DGET,8 b. Sept. 18, 1816, m. at Chesterville, 
Sept. 18, 1832, Peccallies Clark. She d. June 21, 1881 in 
Chelsea, Mass. They had children : Clara Clark, m. Horace 
Hall, Edwin Clark, Joseph Clark, and three others. 

II. WILLIAM HENRY,8 b. Jan. 13, 1821. 

III. WEALTH A STEVENS,^ b. in 1823, m. at Corinth, Me. 

Joseph Benson Fresco tt. He d. in 1887. 

IV. MARY CHAPMAN,8b. Sept. 3, 1825, m. in Corinth, Me. Jan. 

I, 1843, James S. Ordway, b. Nov. 4, 181 8, in Newport, Me. 
They resided at Orono, Me. and Peshtigo, Wis. Children : 
(i) Sophia Ordway, b. May 1846, d. March 10, 1847, (2) Julia 
Chaney Ordway, b. June 24, 1848, m. in Oconto, Wis. April 16, 
1872, Franklin C. Whiting; (3) William Gregg Ordway, b. Jan. 
25, 1851, (4) Caleb Francis Ordway, b. June 9, 1852, (5) John 
Henry Ordway, b. Nov. 6, 1853, (6) Henry Hamlin Ordway, b. 
Nov. 18, 1854, (7) Charles Lee Ordway, b. Aug. 28, 1857,(8) 
Mary Abbie Ordway, b. Dec. 18, 1859. 

V. RACHEL BETSEY,8 b. Oct. 11, 1830, m. in Orono, Me. Nov. 
29, 1855, Charles Small. She d. at Bangor, Me. Oct. 10, 1881. 

370. Rev. JOHN,' (John,6 John,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. in Farmington, Me. Oct. 15, 1793, m. i^*, Polly, 
dau. of D"" Joseph Bulterfield of Chesterville, Me. who d. 
April 4, 1814. He m. 2*^, in Liverpool, N. S. Mrs. Margaret 
(Covell) widow of Capt. Seth Freeman ; she d. in New York 
city, Sept. 4, 1852. He m. 3*^ Amy Ann Saunders of North 
Scituate, R. L She d. Aug. 13, 1882, at Auburn, Me. 

He was a shipwright in early manhood. He owned and cultivated a 
farm in Wilton, Me. where all the children of the second wife were born. 
He was a soldier in the war of 1812-15. In 1S29 he yielded to long- 
continued impressions of duty to preach, and entered upon the work of the 
ministry in the Free Baptist Church, preaching his first sermon in April of 
that year at New Sharon, Me. He was strong and outspoken in his utter- 
ances, and very earnest in denouncing the terrible mischiefs wrought by 
the sale and use of intoxicating drink ; and on more than one occasion his 
life was in jeopardy at the hands of a mob. He was also an earnest anti- 
slavery advocate. He d. in Boston, Mass. March 30, 1883, while on a visit 
to his daughter, Mrs. John L. Hammett. 



I. JOHN OSCAR/ b. about 1812, d. about Feb. 6, 1818. 

II. SETH FREEMAN,s b. June 18, 1819, m. July 13, 1S42, Abby 

D. Johnson, of Farmington; had one child who d. in infancy. 

III. MARY.s b. Oct. 9, 182 1, m. Oct. 9, 1S46, Rev. H.N. Gates. No 


IV. JACOB.^b. & d. in 1823. 

VI. MARTHA,^ j ^- J""^ ^^' '^^^- 

Margaret m. in March, 1849, /. Edward Karr; she was 
killed June 23, 1874, by the falling of a church floor in 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Martha m. July 17, \%^^, John Lcdyard Hajumett oi'ScvX.w.-aX^, 
R. I. Children: (i) John C. Hammett, b. June 8, 1856, (2) 
William Alexander Hammett, b. April 10, 1858, (3) Charles 
Freeman Hammett, b. Oct. 6, i860, (4) Hiram Gates Hammett, 
b. March 10, 1862. 
VII. JULIA,^ b. Aug. 9, 1828, m. March 28, 1853, Samuel Farnham. 
He d. Aug. 17, 1885. Children: (i) Mary Eudora Farnham, b. 
Sept. 27, 1857, (2) Freeman Chaney Farnham, b. Oct. 17, 
i860, (3) Mattie R. Farnham, b. May 28, 1865. 

371. JOSIAH," (John,6 John,^ Moses,* John,^ DanieU^^ 
John,^) b. in Farmington, Me. Jan. 9, 1796, m. Feb. 11, 
1817, Elizabeth, dau. of Paul and Abigail (Valpey) Gowen, 
of Chebogue, Nova Scotia, b. Jan. 24, 1797, d. March 20, 

He was a shipwright, millwright, pattern-maker, inventor, 
and first-class mechanic, generally. In the war of 1812-15 
he was a corporal in Capt. John Gould's co. of Col. Ellis' 
regt. of Infantry, stationed at Bath, Me. in 1814. At the 
close of the war he and his brother John went to Nova Scotia 
and were engaged in ship-building. Both found wives there. 

Josiah returned to Maine about 1820, and was a farmer in 
Chesterville, on a portion of the " Cheney purchase," so 
called. Later he sold his farm and worked in the Navy 
Yards at Kittery, Me. and Charlestown, Mass. About 1852 
he formed a partnership with his eldest son for the manufac- 
ture of ships' steering-wheels, capstans &c. in Portland; in 


which he continued until his death which occurred through 
an accident in his factory April 21, 1853. 


648. I. BENJAMIN G0WEN,8 b. April 29, 1819. 

n. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. Jan. 12, 1822, m. March 14, 1841, 
Thomas Merryman, b. in Chesterville, Me. April 23, 181 7. She 
d. Feb. 6, 1872. Children: (i) Frances Emma Merriman, b. 
Aug. 25, 1842, m. Aug. 6, 1862, Joseph D. Stratton, d. March 
18, 1880,(2) Aurilla Blodget Merryman, b. Oct. 13, 1846, m. 
Nov. 13, 1864, Samuel Wharton, d. Feb. 24, 1889, (3) Lilla May 
Merryman, b. May 5, 1858, d. May 9, 1858. 
m. EMILY MAXIMILIA,« b. June 25, 1824, m. May 6, 1845, Asa 
Stuart, Jr., b. Aug. 4, 1820, in Wells, Me. Children: (i) Ellen 
A. Stuart, b. March i, 1846, m. Oct. i, 1870, Sidney A. Rich, 
d. Dec. 21,1 884, (2) Mary E. Stuart, b. April 2 [ , 1 848, (3) Edwin 
R. Stuart, b. Jan. 30, 1850, (4) Charles Henry Stuart, b. Oct. 
30, 1852, d. Feb. 18, 1862, (5)Emilie M. Stuart, b. May 30, 1855, 
m. April 10, 1888, in Springfield, William Johnston. 

649. IV. JOSIAH BL0DGET,8 b. Oct. 16, 1828. 

V. EDWARD PAYS0N,8 b. May 5, 1833, d. July 13, 1836. 

650. VI. EDWARD PAYS0N,8 b. April 5, 1837. 

651. VII. SAMUEL G0WEN,8 b. Oct. 9, 1838. 

372- LUTHER,7 (John,6 John,^ Moses/ John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Tyngtown, [now Wilton,] Me. May 28, 1798, 
m. in Solon, Me. Oct. 23, 1821, Sally Pierce, b. in S. Jan. 
17, 1802, d. Jan. 4, 1871. He resided in Solon, Me. ; was 
a farmer, an honest and highly respected citizen. 

I. CAROLINE MATILDA,8 b. Nov. 28, 1822, m. Nov. 28, 1839, 
John Gray. Children: (i) Charles Luther Gray, b. Dec. 25, 1842, 
d. Dec. 29, 1870, (2) Harriet Elizabeth Gray, b. July 8, 1846, 
d. April 29, 1870, (3) John Sherman Gray, b. Sept. 15, 1849, 
d. Jan. 22, 1872, (4) Charlotte Caroline Gray, b. Nov. 29, 1853. 

652. II. JOHN P.,s b. May 4, 1825. 

III. HARRIET K.,s b. March 14, 1827, m. May 17, \^\%, David 
Patterson. Children: (i) Malon Patterson, b. May i, 1849, 
(2) Olivia Patterson, b. April 2, 1852, (3) Sarah Patterson, b. 
Aug. 10, 1854, (4) Horace David Patterson, b. May 28, 1858, 
(5) Ellen Patterson, b. July 22, i860, (6) Mildred E. Patterson, 
b. Sept. 9, 1870. 


IV. SUSANNAH P.,* b. March 4, d. Dec. 11, 1829. 

653. V. HORACE W.,8 b. May 22, 1831. 

VI. LUTHER P.,8 b. April 10, 1S35, d. Nov. 11, 1847. 

VII. MARTHA ANN,8 b. June 23, 183S, d. June i, 1840. 

373. JOSEPH,' (John,6 John,^ Moses,* John,^ Damel,2 
John,^) b. in Tyngtovvn, [now Wilton,] Me. April 30, 1800, 
m. i^^ Fanny Ramsdell, of Lubec, Me. ; m. 2*' Lydia Teague, 
who d. Sept. 5, 1885. 

He was a sailor and ship-carpenter. He loved travel, and 
gratified his passion to a large extent. He spent a few years 
in Sparta and Oconto, Wis. He d. in Orono, Me. May 30, 

I. JAMES.8 II. J0HN.8 

374. THOMAS,' (Luther,^ John,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. at Wilton, Me. Sept. 17, 1799, m. Nov. 30, 1826, 
Lucinda Butterfield. He d. April 20, 1885. 

375. ABIEL," (Luther,6 John,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,^) b. at Wilton, Me. Sept. 24, 1804, m. i^\ Nov. 9, 
1830, Betsey Keyes ; she d. July 10, 1840. He m. 2*^, 
Jemima Pease. He d. April 9, 1874. 

WILLIAM,^ m. his cousin Flora,^ dau. of Calvin'' and Catharine 
(Lawrence) Chaney. 

376. LUTHER,' (Luther,^ John,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,2 
John,^) b. at Wilton, Me. April 29, 1809, m. Jan. i, 1833, 
Mary Brown. He d. May 17, 1886. 

657. I. OROMANDEL BEAN,* b. Dec. 22, 1835. 

II. ABI5Y,8 b. March 31, 1839, m. April 10, 1859, /o/i/i Miller, 
Children: (i) John Walter Miller, b. March 27, i860, d. April 
9, 1872,(2) Clara Eliza Miller, b. April 2, 1862, m. Dec. 6, 1883, 
Willard E. Wilson; (3) Minnie Evelyn Miller, b. Feb. 14, 1868, 
(4) John Walter Miller, b. Aug. 21, 1872, (5) Ferdie Ellen Miller, 
b. July 3, 1875, (6) Leon Nelson Miller, b. April 25, 1880. 


658. III. ROSCOE M.,8 b. Feb. 20, 1843. 

IV. PERFENDA M.,^ b. July 3, 1844, m. Nov. 17, 1870, Dr. 
Henry Reynolds. Children : (i) Carl H. Reynolds, b. April 26, 
1 87 1, (2) Ralph W. Reynolds, b. Nov. 9, 1878, (3) Elsie M. Rey- 
nolds, b. Dec. 14, 1884. 

V. LURIMAN,8 b. Aug. 26, 1846, m. May 17, 1873, Anna Briggs. 
Child : Lottie M.^ 

VI. ESTHER C.,8 b. Jan. 25, 1849, m. Nov. 30, 1871, Nelson H. 
Alden. Children: (i) Stella E. Alden, b. Jan. 6, d. Jan. 23, 
1874, (2) Harley R. Alden, b. July 4, 1876. Residence, Auburn, 

659. VII. J0PHANNES,8 b. March 25, 1852. 

377. CALVIN/ (Luther,*5 John,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. in Wilton, Me. May 21, 1814, m. Oct. 25, 1839, 
Catharine Lawrence. 

I. FLORA EMMA,^ m. her cousin, William^ Cheney, 

378. FARWELL,7 (Luther,^ John,^ Moses,* John,3 
Daniel,2John,i) b. at Wilton, Me. Feb. 20, 1818, m. May 
25, 1855, Hannah B., dau. of Jesse Fletcher. 

He was a soldier of the Republic in the War of the 
Rebellion; was mustered into Co. C of the 10"' Me. Vol. 
Inf. Aug. 14, 1862, was taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Pa., 
and d. at Culpepper, Va. March 10, 1864. 

379. THOMAS FARWELL,' (Isaac^ John,^ Moses,* 
John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Washington, N. H., Feb. 12, 
1807 ; m. i^*, Dec. 8, 1832, Matilda Leonard, of Boston, b. 
Jan. 24, 181 1 ; m. 2'^, Dec. 30, 1847, Fanny, dau. of Silas 
and Lucy Parkhurst of Dunstable, b. March i, 1819; she d. 
June 2, i860. He m. 3^^, Nov. 27, 1865, Mrs. Caroline W. 
Sargent of Manchester, N. H. He was a very worthy man, 
filled many offices of trust and responsibility in town, and 
was very much respected. He d. Feb. 5, 1897. 

I. MATILDA FRANCES,8b. June 21, 1833, d. Jan. 31, 1845. 
660. n. CHARLES LEONARD,^ b. March 17, 1844. 


380. ISAAC," (Isaac,6 John,^ Moses,"^ John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) |3_ jn Washington, N. H., April ii, 1809; rem. to 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; d. Dec. 22, 1880, m. in Boston Dec. 6, 
1850, Susan Leavitt, b. in Gardner in 1820. He resided at 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; d. Dec. 22, 1880. 


38 I . JOHN BLODGETT,' (Isaac,6John,^Moses,4 John,^ 
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Washington, N. H., Nov. 22, 1811 ; 
m. Oct. II, 1837, Cynthia, dau. of Silas and Jane (Kelsey) 
Fisher, of Washington N. H., b. in Newport, N. H., Jan. 
25, 1815. Resided in Groton, N. H. d. Jan. 21, 1887. 


HARRIET ELIZABETH,^ b. in Washington, N. H., July 8, 
1838, m. Darwin Keyes ; resides in Groton. 

382. ASA SWALLOW,^ (Isaac,^ John,^ Moses,^ John,^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. Aug. 26, 1818, m. i**, at Stevens Point, 
Wis. Sarah A. Anthony, m. 2'\ at Grand Rapids, Wis. Oct. 
16, 1859, Mary Esther, dau. of Samuel and Rosanna Stain- 
brook, b. at Meadville, Pa. Oct. 11, 1837, d. Nov. 29, 1895. 

When about 21 years of age he went west, working his passage on canal 
boats and lake schooners, till he reached Chicago; then made his way 
thro' the woods to Grand Rapids, Wisconsin. He resided here many 
years, part of the time running a ferry-boat across the river to Centralia, 
where his house stood, but carrying on lumbering the greater part of the 
time. For several years he carried on a hotel at Stevens Point, Wis. but 
was burned out with a total loss, and returned to the lumber business at 
Grand Rapids. In 1872 he sold his place and bought a farm at New 
Chester, Wis. He now resides with his daughter at Westfield, Wis. 

I. CHARLES ASA,8 b. Oct. 26, i860, d. Oct. 23, 1S72. 
II. ANDREW JACKS0N,8b. Junes, 1862; is a popular salesnjan 
in a clothing store at Maiden, and a cordial worker in the M. E. 
church and Epworth League, 
in. ISAAC A.,8 b. Feb. 2, 1864, d. Jan. 30, 1871. 
IV. WILLIAM HENRY,8 b. April 4, 1866; is a photographer, re- 
sides at Westfield, Wis. 


V. EDMUND CHRIST0PHER,8 b. Nov. 11, 1867. Res. at Fort 
Smith, Ark. 
653. VI. ORA SWALLOW,^ b. June 16, 1869. 

VII. PHEBE R0SINA,8 5^ Qct. 24, 1870, d. Nov. 7, 1872. 
VIII. LEVI SAMUEL,8 b. Dec. 29, 1871. Res. at Hot Springs, Ark. 
IX. JOHN WHAT,8 b. June 24, 1873. Res. at St. Louis, Mo. 

X. CATHARINE,^ b. Oct. 9, 1874, m. Leon Ray Perkins, of West- 

field, Wis., a son of James Woodbury Perkins, who was born in 
Warner, N. H. Sept. 16, 18 14, and Mary Almira Atkins, b. 
March 12, 1844. 

XI. JAMES ELVIN,8b. Sept. 19, 1876, d. Feb. 12, 1877. 
XII. MARY ESTHER,^ b. Feb. 21, 1879. 

383. WILLIAM FARWELL,' (Isaac^ John,^ Moses,* 
John,'^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. Jan. 12, 1821, m. July 4, 1846, 
Clarissa Myra, dau. of Thaddeus and Rachel (Wright) 
Davis, of Tyngsboro. Resides in Dunstable. 

I. CLARA FRANCES,^ b. Dec. 31, 1846, m. June 9, \Z%\,Ja7nes 

A. Davis. Res. Dunstable. 
II. ELLA JOSEPHINE,^ b. Dec. 29, 1847, d. July 7, 1863, in 

m. WILLIE AL0NZ0,8 b. Dec. 4, 1851, d. in infancy. 
IV. EMMA JANE,^ b. Sept. 2, 1853, m. Nov. 21, 1874, Nathaniel 
A. Kendall. Child: Emma Catharine Kendall, b. May 31, 

664. V. WILLIAM EVERETT,^ b. July 6, 1856. 

665. VI. GEORGE WARREN,8 b. April 28, 1858. 

384. EDMUND WHITEMORE," (Isaac^ John,^ Moses,* 
John, 3 Daniel,^ John,^) b. April 11, 1823, m. Aug. 2, 1851, 
Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Guy and Salome (Coombs) Adams 
of Lowell, Vt., b. Sept. 16, 1832. He resided in Nashua, 
N. H. in Greenville, (then Mason Village, N. H.) and after- 
ward at Somerville, Mass. He was in the livery stable busi- 
ness. He d. at Bethlehem, N. H. Sept 16, 1895. 


666. FREDERIC EUGENE,^ b. in Nashua, N. H. Oct. i, 1855. 


385. CHARLES AUGUSTUS," (Isaac,^ John,^ Moses,* 
John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) ^^^ [^ Dunstable Sept. 2, 1830, m. in 
Boston July 7, 1857, Hope Brown, dau. of Samuel and Polly 
(Brown) Covell, b. in Wellfleet March 23, 1832, d. Nov. 15, 
1894. He has been prominent in the manufacture of Sew- 
ing Machines and in the Express business. Has resided in 
Chelsea for upwards of 30 years. 


667. I. JOSEPH EATON, 3 b. in Boston Sept. 21, 1S61. 

668. n. FRED AUGUSTINE, « b. in Chelsea Aug. 29, 1S70. 

386. HENRY,' (Luther,6 Moses,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ 
John,i) b. at Orange, Oct. 14, 1808, m. i^\ March 31, 1834, 
Elizabeth Albertina, dau. of Willard Caryl of Barnard, Vt. 
b. July 31, 1809, d. at Burlington, Vt. May 13, 1845. He 
m. 2"^, Aug. 16, 1847, Isabella Juliette Caryl, a sister of his 
former wife, b. Aug. 19, 1817, d. in Detroit, Mich. March 
26, 1875. 

He was principal of the academy at Fredonia, N. Y. from Oct. 1831 
about seven years ; professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry at the 
University of Vermont in 183S. Resigned in 1854 and engaged in foundry 
business with his brothers at Ogdensburg, N. Y. In 1859 became principal 
of the Detroit High School, just beginning, and filled the office acceptably 
until 1 863 when he was elected librarian of the Detroit Public Library in 
which he continued till 1S78. He left a good reputation as an educator. 
He d. Feb. 22, 1885. 


I. FRANCES,8b.July 23,d. Sept. 21, 1835. 

II. LUCIA ELIZABETH,* b. Nov. 13, 1837, m. Oct. 20, 1870, 
Rdward Mason, of Detroit, Mich, who d. April 16, 1877. 
Children: (i) Lucia Isabella Mason, b. Sept. 5,d. Sept. 23, 1871, 
(2) Henry Cheney Mason, b. April 13, 1S74, (3) Lucia Anna 
Mason, b. June 11, 1875. 

670. III. LUCIAN CARYL,8b. Feb. 19, 1840. 

IV. HENRY,8 ij, June 6, 1843, d. April 20, 1844. 

671. V. HENRY ALLEN," b. July 4, 1848. 

VI. EDWARD SEYMOUR,** b. March 13, 1853, d. Dec. 31, 1856. 

672. VII. LUTHER WILLARD,* b. Dec. 26, 1854. 


387. ALLEN,7 (Luther,6 Moses,^ Moses,* John,^ Damel,^ 
John,^) b. at Barnard, Vt. Aug. 8, 181 1, m. i^', Susan Ange- 
lina, dau. of Willard Caryl, b. in Barnard Vt. March 31, 
1811, d. at Ogdensburg, N. Y. Oct. 15, 1850. He m. 2'^ in 
May, 1853, Candace Coan, dau. of David Rumsey, b. in 
1826. As a boy of 18 he went to Ogdensburg, N. Y. to be 
a clerk for his uncle E. B. Allen ; at an early age went into 
business for himself in hardware and foundry manufacture. 
Was at Detroit, Mich, from 1867 till 1872 manufacturing 
agricultural implements and machinery, then went to Worth- 
ington, Minn, and became a farmer. He was for many years 
a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church. In the month of 
February, 1873, he was active and prominent in securing 
the organization of the Westminster Presbyterian church in 
Worthington. He exercised the office of ruling elder in that 
church with great wisdom and faithfulness. He was always 
in his place in the church, Sunday school, prayer meeting 
and all other places where christian duty called him unless 
prevented by bodily infirmity. But valuable as was Mr. 
Chaney's service, he was more to the church and community 
in what he was, as a man, in his kindly ways, and his ex- 
emplary life. He was not only a just but also a lovable man. 
His memory will be blessed indeed. He d. Dec. 20, 1892. 

I. JULIA MARIA,8b. March i, 1841. 
n. CATHARINE RUMSEY,^ b. Aug. 5, 1854, m. June 19, 1873, 

Julius A. Town; d. July 17, 1890. 
ni. ALLEN MILLER,^ b. March 16, 1856. 
IV. DAVID RUMSEY,8 b. Jan. 18, 1858. 
V. ROBERTA VAN VALKENBURG,^ b. Aug. 20, i860, m. Dec. 

30, i?>go, James Mackay ; resides in Worthington, Minn. 
VI. WILLIAM,8b. Feb. 10, 1865. 

388. LUTHER NORMAN,7 (Luther,^ Moses,^ Moses,^ 

John,3 Daniel, 2 John,i) b. at Barnard, Vt. Oct. 5, 1818, m. 
I'S May II, 1850, EHzabeth Mina Danforth, b. at Barnard 
Sept. II, 1817, d. at Ogdensburg, N. Y. Dec. 18, 1854. He 


m. 2'^ April, 1856, Harriet Ellen Lyman, b. at Royalton, Vt. 
Oct. 28, 1829. 

Resides in Ogdensburg, N. Y. 


I. ELIZABETH.^ ["Lillie"], b. March 4, 1851, d. Feb. 19, 1858. 
II. HARRIET,^ b. July 12, 1857. 

III. CORNELIA ALLEN,* b. Nov. 10, 1S61. 

IV. MARY CHARLOTTE,* ["Minnie"], b. June 19, 1867. 

389. Rev. LUCIAN WEST,' (Luther,^ Moses,^ Moses,^ 
John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Barnard, Vt. Oct. 16, 1822, m. 
I** at Royalton, Vt. May 11, 1854, Happy Temperance, dau. 
of Jonathan and Tempe (Skinner) Kinney, b. at Royalton 
Feb. 6, 1831, d. at Mankato, Minn. Feb. 3, 1873. He m. 
2"* at Bay City, Mich., Sarah dau. of Grow and Mary 
(Skinner) Blodgett, b. at Newfane, N. Y. April 17, 1830. 

He fitted for college at Burlington, Vt. Entered the University in 1840, 
graduating in 1844. Studied law in Ogdensburg, N. Y. for six months, 
then returned to Burlington and took charge of a fitting school for boys. 
Continued in this for three years, pursuing law studies at the same time in 
a school of law conducted by Judges Bennett and Peck. Delivered the 
Masters oration and took A. M. degree in 1847. 

Changing his plans, he entered Andover Seminary in 1848, graduating 
in 1 85 1. Was ordained and began preaching at Heuvelton, N. Y. in 
Autumn of that year. Served churches in New York, at Pulaski and Rut- 
land, until May 1872, when, on account of his wife's health, he removed to 
Minnesota. Served churches in that state in Mankato, Waseca, Granite 
Falls, Morristown and Medford from 1872 until 1893. At the time of 
retiring from the pastorate he had been longer in service than any other 
Congregational pastor in Minnesota. During portions of his ministry he 
labored with much acceptance as an evangelist. For many years he has 
been a member of the Board of Trustees of Carleton College. 


I. EDWIN T.,8 b. March 15, 1855, d. at Heuvelton, N. Y. Aug. 
25, 1856. 
673. II. LUCIAN WEST,8 b. June 26, 1857. 

in. NEWCOMB KINNEY,* b. April 4, 1S63, d. in Waseca, Minn. 
July 9, 1 88 1. 


390. GEORGE,' (Elisha,6 Elisha,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ 
Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Princeton Oct. 27, 1814, m. Susan 

M . He d. Sept. 16, 1849. 

CHILDREN, born in Holden. 

I. GEORGE FREDERICK,^ b. June 28, 1840. 

II. EDWARD FERDINAND.s b. Sept. 12, 1843, d. March 28, 

Ill, HERBERT W b. June 23, 1845. 

392. HENRY ISADORE,' (Stephen,^ Elisha,^ Joseph,^ 
Joseph,^ Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Clinton Jan. 19, 1848 (twin 
with Henrietta Isabel,) m. Jan. 18, 1872, Georgia A. Ware 
of West Gardiner, Maine. Resides at Clinton. 

675. I. FRED GILBERT,8b. Aug. 17, 1874. 

II. CLIFTON WALTER,8 b. May 18, 1878. 

III. HAROLD WARE,8 b. Aug. 22, 1884. 

IV. HENRY STANLEY.^ b. Sept. 29, 1890. 

396. LORENZO LANE,' (Lorenzo,^ James,^ James,* 
James,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in South Gardner Aug. 10, 1839, 
m. I'S at Keene, N. H. Oct. 21, i860, Cynthia Elizabeth 
Bigelow, b. in Medford, Mass. in 1839, ^- March 17, 1862. 
He m. 2*^ Aug. i, 1869, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of John N. 
and Eliza A. (Davis) Kelly, b. in Boston Jan. 10, 1846. She 
is a well known and acceptable worker and speaker in the 
Woman's Christian Temperance Union ; is president of the 
Boston branch of the Union, and highly esteemed. 

399. JAMES,' (Cyrus,^ James,^ James,* James,^ Daniel,^ 

John,i) b. in Athol, 1846, m. i'\ ; m. 2^ Aug. 6, 1885, 

Adelaide A. Simonds, b. in Rudsban, Vt. in 1855. 

402. CHARLES COX,^ (Abel,^ Benjamin,^ Nicholas,* 
Peter,3 Peter,^ John,i) ^^ j-^t Holderness, N. H.?] Feb. 10, 
1796, m. I'*, Jane Leffingwell, b. June 30, 1803, d. Nov. 3, 
1828; he m. 2*^, Oct. 17, 1829, Abigail Whitlock, b. Sept. 
10, 1805, d. Sept. 14, 1830; he m. f, March, 1832, Livonia 


Kidder, b. in 1806, d. Oct. 30, 1843 ; he m. 4"', March 7, 
1877, Jane Ann Baker, b. April 9, 1818, now living in Car- 
son City, Mich. He went in his youth to Rutland, Vt. ; 
afterward spent a while in Canada. x\t length he established 
himself in Willsboro, Essex co., N. Y. He was a farmer 
and also a cabinet-maker. He d. April 28, 1857. 


682. I. CHARLES,8b. July 28, 1823. 

n. MARY JANE,s b. June 20, 1825,111. Abel Stafford. Children: 
(i) Ira C. Stafford, (2) Dyer W. Stafford. She d. March 7, 

HI. JULIA, s b. Oct. 14, 1827, d. June 21, 1829. 

IV. GEORGE A.,s b. Sept. 22, 1833, d. May 2, 1854. 
V. HENRY G.,8 b. March 13, 1836, d. Nov. 6, 1893. 

VI. JULIA A.,^ b. Jan. 16, 1838, m. March 3, 1865, George A. Lee, 
i^' sergeant of the 11"^ U. S. Infantr)^ residence, Keese- 
ville, N. Y. 
vn. ELLEN C.,* b. March 28, 1840, m. Dec. 3, 1862, Charles Tappan 
Lyon, resides in Springfield. Children: (i) Harriet Newell 
Lyon, b. Oct. 24, 1863, (2) Charles S. Lyon, b. Aug. 20, 1865, 
(3) Bertha Orlean Lyon, b. March 24, 1867, m. Oct. 30, 1895, 
James Edward Rogers, (4) William Cheney Lyon, b. June 11, 
1869, d. Feb. 21, 1870, (5) Chauncey Wood Lyon, b. Sept. 26, 
1876, (6) Mary Ellen Lyon, b. Sept. 6, 1879. 

683. vni. ARTHUR OLIVER,^ b. Nov. 13, 1842. 

IX. ISADORE E.,8b. Jan. 20, 1845. 
X. FRANCES A.,8 b. Sept. 7, 1848. 
XI. CASSIUS,8 b. Jan. 25, 1853. 

403. BENJAMIN,' (Abel,« Benjamin,^ Nicholas,^ Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,^) b. in Holderness, N. H. He resided a while 
at Sudbury, "V^t. then made his home in Rutland, Vt. 



404. GERSHOM," (Abel,« Benjamin,^ Nicholas,^ Peter,^ 
Peter,2John,i) b. in Holderness, N. H. about 1801. Gershom 
Cheney and Mrs. Aletta (Weeks) Pierce were married at 
Clarendon, Vt. Oct. 10, 1843. Resided in Rutland, Vt. He 
d. Jan. 31, 1897. 


405. WILLIAM ALONZO,' (Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ 
Nicholas,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) ^^ [^ Rutland, Vt. Dec. 31, 
1806, m. in Hubbardton, Vt. Feb. 4, 1834, Sophronia, dau. 
of Abraham and Lavinia (Robinson) Resseguie, b. April 27, 

His first home was in Hubbardton. In 1836 tliey removed to Wisconsin, 
making the journey (of three weeks) by canal-boats and lake schooners and 
poor roads connecting. They made a home in the western part of Racine, 
" hewing off the logs for the floor of the cabin a little smoother on the 
upper side," and " chinking " the cracks in the walls. Ten years of pioneer 
toil and comfort there ; then they removed to Springvale, Fond du Lac co. 
where Mr. Cheney bought a farm of 300 acres, built a good log house, 
moved in Nov. 3, 1845, and there they resided until his death, which 
occurred March 27, 1888. He was a music teacher in early manhood, and 
gave instruction to a military band stationed at Fond du Lac, Wis. during 
the early days of the War of the Rebellion. An earnest Methodist, and 
very hospitable, he entertained great numbers of the preachers of that 
denomination. As his home was on the old military road from Green Bay 
to Fort Winnebago where settlers were seven or eight miles apart, he also 
" entertained " many strangers, some of whom were governors and other 
men of rank; as well as many incoming settlers. His widow still resides 
at the old home. 


690. I. JEROME B0NAPARTE,8 b. Aug. 26, 1835. 

n. MARY ENAROY,8 b. Feb. 14, 1838, at Waterford, Wis., m. 
Sept. 30, 1872, Austin A. Taylor, of Rutland, Vt. ; she d. July 
7, 1889. 
m. SOPHRONIA ELIZABETH,^ b. Oct. i, 1839, m. i^ William 
Henry Beidelmati, b. Oct. 30, 1838. He served in the Union 
army, and was fatally wounded by a bursting shell before Atlanta, 
Ga. Aug. 22, 1864. Child: Clement DeWitt Beidelman. She 
m. 2*1, June 3, 1866, Cyrenus Johnson Hall, of Caldwell, Wis., 
son of James P. and Susan Hall, b. at Londonderry, Vt. May 
25, 1839, d. at Eureka Springs, Ark. April 13, J 893. Children : 
(i) Mary Ellen Hall, b. Aug. 27, 1869, is a teacher; (2) James 
William Hall, b. Feb. 6, 1872 ; he grad. from Central Normal 
College, Great Bend, Kan. and d. Nov. 27, 1896, just as he had 
finished a month as assistant teacher at Hoisington, Kan. A 
young man of fine Christian character and excellent abilities. 
(3) Clyde Cyrenus Hall, b. Aug. 27, 1874; a printer. (4) Gilbert 
Cheney Hall, b. March 4, 1878. 


691. IV. JOHN ROBINSONS, b. June 4, 1841. 

V. SARAH JANE,8 b. Jan. i, 1845, m- Nov. 11, 1^62, Addison P. 
Fowler, Jr. (his mother being Mary (Putnam), of Waupun, 
Wis. She d. Feb. 15, 1897. Children: (i) Clifford Clyde' 
Fowler, b. in Fredericksburg, la. May 30, 1867, m, Alice Olive, 
dau. of George and Mary (Davis) Rogers, of Ladoga, Wis. 
April 3, 18S9. Child, Lottie May Fowler, b. Dec. 5, 1891. 
Residence, Springvale, Wis. (2) Minnehaha Fowler, b. Sept. 
15, 1S69. 

692. VI. CHARLIE ADDISON,s b. May 4, 1856. 

VII. CHLOE LUELLA,8 b. Oct. i, i860, m. April 8, 1891, William B. 
Jaques, son of Robert and Isabella (Mitchell) Jaques, of Albion, 
111. They live at Ladoga, Wis. 

406. LEONARD," (Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ Nicholas,* 
Peter,3 Peter,2 John,i) b. at Hubbardton, Vt. Aug. 20, 1812, 
m. Jan. i, 1836, Abigail R., dau. of Benonia and Martha 
(Raymond) Griffin, b. Nov. 30, 1813. She died in the 
town of Waupun Jan. 27, 1867. After his marriage he 
settled in Brandon Vt. where he worked at his trade of shoe- 
making for several years. In May, 1846, he moved with 
his family to Wis. and settled on Wedge's Prairie in the town 
of Waupun, where he resided until his death, which occurred 
Sept. 27, 1865. 


I. ALANSON G.,8 b. Sept. 11, 1837, d. Sept. 11, 1843. 

II. EMELINE S,,8 b. July 4, 1S43, d. April 6, 1856. 

III. MARTHA A.,* b. Sept. 15, 1845, m. March 22, 1862, Charles 
Ambrose Danforlh, son of Alanson and Elizabeth (Ward) Dan- 
forth, b. in Chaut. CO. N. Y. Nov. 6, 1842. They resided on 
her father's farm until Oct. 1873, then rem. to Brandon, where 
they remained till 1886, then to Fond du Lac, Wis. where he d. 
April 16, 1892. Child: Minnie A. Danforth, b. Dec. 12, 1865, 
at Waupun, Wis., m. Charles W. Hargraves, son of Matthew 
and Rachel (Eckle.s) Hargraves, b. in Ripon, Wis. May 2, 1862. 
He is largely interested in sheep business at Lusk, Wyom. 
Child : Lloyd Danforth Hargraves, b. Jan. 4, 1895. 

IV. HARMONY,«b. Dec. 8, 1849, d. April 11, 1856. 
v. JOSEPH G.,8 b. June 29, 1853, d. April 23, 1856. 


407, BENJAMIN,' (Samuel,^ Benjamin,^ Nicholas,* 
Peter,3 Peter,^ John/) b. in Hubbardton, Vt. Sept. 7, 1822, 
m. Oct. 24, 1849, Sarah A. dau. of Jesse and Harriet (San- 
derson) Tenney, of Orwell, Vt., b. Oct. 11, 1827. 

After his mother's death, when he was about two years old, he was 
brought up with a cousin, Mrs. Lyman Sanderson, in the adjoining town of 
Sudbury Vt. At the age of fifteen he was converted and joined the Congre- 
gational church of Sudbury ; was many years superintendent of the Sun- 
day School of that church, and has always been active in church matters. 
At 22 he went to Wis. and bought one quarter section (80 acres) and pre- 
empted eighty more of government land, in what is now known as Wedge's 
Prairie in the township of Waupun, Wis. He was the pioneer there. He 
afterward resided in Springvale and Ripon, Wis. He returned to Orwell, 
Vt. to care for his wife's parents. In 1872 went back to Wisconsin, and 
has resided in Ripon and Brandon. Has been largely engaged in horticul- 
ture and in bee-keeping. Has been town treasurer. 

I. ELIZA JANE,8 b. July 17, 1851, d. March 31, 1856. 
II. HARRIET AUGUSTA,8 b. Jan. 16, 1856, in Orwell, Vt. Re- 
sides with her parents. Is an active worker in church and the 
temperance cause. 
693. HI. EDWIN JUDSON,8 b. Nov. 21, 1858. 

409. OLCOTT,' (Elisha,6 Benjamin,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. in Berlin, Conn. May 27, 1796, m. Oct. 2, 
1822, Harriet M. Blinn, b. Jan. i, 1804, d. March 19, 1869. 
He worked in the clock factory with his father until about 1835, he 
bought his father out, and carried on the business for a number of years. 
While he lived in Berhn Conn, his shops which stood near the house were 
just over the Middletown line ; and the Cheney Clocks were therefore marked 
" Middletown." A bond is extant in which Henry A. Miller contracted to 
furnish Olcott Cheney in monthly instalments, $1,000 worth of clock- 
faces, " equal in quality and workmanship to Jerome and Darrows clock- 
faces." Olcott Cheney spent his last days in Beloit, Wis. where he and 
his wife both died. He d. in October, i860. 


I. EMMA ANN,8 b. Nov. i, 1823, d. Aug. 20, 1841. 

II. JANE VANDUSEN,8 b. Oct. 9, 1825, m. May 2, 1844, Marvin 

Hill. Children: (i) an infant daughter, (2) Byron Blinn Hill, b. Oct. 

19, 1846, (3) Belle Griswold Hill, b. Sept. 10, 1858, (4) Emma 

Maria Hill, d. at two years of age. Mrs. Hill d. March 3, 1890. 


III. MARY ELIZABETH, s b. Dec. 25, 1829, d. Oct. 24, 1830. 

IV. DELIA R0SELVIA,8 b. Aug. 25, 1834, d. March 17, 1849. 

410. BENJAMIN,' (Elisha,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,'* 
Peter, 3 Peter, ^ John, i) b. in Berlin, Conn. Aug. 11, 1808, m. 
i", Adelia Blinn, 2*^, Rebecca G. Noggle, 3'' Helen Fountain. 
He had two children by his first wife and five by his second. 
He worked with his father and brother at clock-making in 
Conn, but removed to Beloit, Wis. where he resided many 


695. I. FRANCIS A.,8 b. Sept. 21, 1831. 



IV. MARTHA A.,8 m. G. L. Clark of Green Lake, Wis. 

698. v. JOHN 0,8 b. Aug. 18, 1842. 

699. VI. DAVID N.,8 b. Jan. i, 1844. 

41 I. CHARLES [CHAUNCEY?],7(Russell,6Benjamin,5 
Benjamin,^ Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) b_ \^ Thetford, Vt. March 
21, 1801, m. in Groton, N. Y. Sept. 26, 1824, Mary Ann 
Hicks, b. in Schoharie, Pa. July 3, 1806. He lived for a 
while at Ithaca, N. Y., then in Emerald Grove, Wis. ; re- 
sided in Janesville, Wis. till he was 86 years old, when he 
removed with his son Frank to Passadena, Cal. where he d. 
April 27, 1889. He was a member, first of a Congregational 
church, afterward of a Methodist ; was also prominent in the 
Odd Fellows and Masonic fraternities. 


I. CHARLES CHAUNCEY.81 .. ^ ^ ^t j ^ o 

b. May 6, d. Nov. 5 and 6, 1825. 

III. CHARLOTTE ANN,8 b. Nov. 23, 1826, m. at Geneva, Wis. 

Sept. 29, 1 84 1, IV. E.Jones, b. at Cortland, N. Y. May 20, 1825. 

Children: (i) Charles Jones, b. at Johnstown, Wis. April 14, 

1S50, (2) Eugene Jones, b. Aug. 15, 1853. 

700. IV. CHAUNCEY JAMES,» b. Aug. i, 1S28. 

V. CLARINDA MARY,^ b. Feb. 22, 1830, d. June i, 1830. 



VI. CAROLINE MAUDE,8 b. May 26, 1831. 
VII. CORDELIA ANN,8 b. Feb. 14, 1833, d. Nov. 22, 1834. 
VIII. GEORGE WASHINGTON,^ b. Dec. 27, 1834, d. Sept. 14, 

701. IX. ALONZO EDWARD,^ b. Nov. 9, 1836. 

X. WILLIAM RUSSELL,8 b. Feb. 4, 1839, grew to manhood, en- 
listed in the I2"i Illinois Battery of Artillery and served against 
the Rebellion; died of fever in Memphis, Tenn. Aug. 24, 1863. 
XI. CHARLES HENRY,8 b. July 9, 1841 ; he also gave his life in 
the defence of our Union, being a member of the 2^ Wisconsin 
Regt. belonging to the celebrated " Iron Brigade ; " was wounded 
through the lungs and taken prisoner at the battle of the 
Wilderness. He died in prison May 12, 1864. 
XII. FRANCES JANE,8 b. Oct. 3, 1846, m., April 11, 1871, Frank 
M. Brown, of Clayton, Wis. They live on a farm near Neenah 
P. O., Clayton, Wis. 

702. XIII. FRANKLIN A.,8 b. Oct. 3, 1846. 

XIV. MARTHA MALVINA,^ b. May 6, 1850, d. March 31, 1866. 

4 I 2. GEORGEJ (Russell,*^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ Peter,^ 
Peter, ^ John,^) b. Aug. 22, 1802, m. Susan Fassett. They 
lived on a farm near Brooklyn, Conn. 


II. NANCY JANE,8 m. a Mr. Kimball ^ho d. in the army, leaving 
one child, Nellie Kimball, b. about 1859. 

4 I 3. RUSSELL,' (Russell,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. in Thetford, Vt. April 28, 1811, m. May 
10, 1838, Martha Lea, youngest dau. of Benjamin and 
Martha (Lea) Fowle. 

The home where he was born was an old-fashioned, New England 
dwelling-house, built upon a knoll, with an orchard in front, and an apple 
tree near by, planted years before by the father. The road past the house 
ran directly to the Connecticut river, a distance of two miles. In the hall 
stood a tall wooden clock, the father's handiwork. He knew, as a little 
child, the story of his father's intemperance and its disastrous effects ; and 
he was hearty in his resolution that he would never be a slave to alcohol- 
So he voluntarily took the solemn pledge of total abstinence, and sacredly 
kept it all his life. He worked at stone wall building till a severe strain 


compelled him to take less heavy work. One winter he made a trip over 
the mountains to central New York, with " Old Billy " and a sleigh ; but 
the snow failing, he was compelled to complete his journey on horseback. 
Though but a lad he was entrusted with quite a sum of money by a neigh- 
bor. His musical abilities began to develop about that time. He was 
a member of the Thetford Brass band, playing the trombone. Here is 
the bill for it — receipted. 

" 1834. Russell Cheney in % with Graves & Co. Dr. 
Dec. 18. To a Tenor Trombone $15.00 

Received Payment by Jacob Graves. 
Winchester, Aug. 24, 1835. Graves & Co." 

He was sixteen years old before he discovered that he could sing, but he 
developed a voice of unusual sweetness and power. In 1836 he removed 
to New York, and spent three years at Oakfield, in Genesee co. He taught 
singing-school in Pine Hill, Batavia, Caryville and Alabama. N. Y. and in 
the last-named was married. He engaged in farming and teaching for 
five years ; then removed to Wisconsin, prospecting for a suitable locality 
before bringing his family. A journal which he kept gives full accounts of 
his journey. In regard to Chicago he wrote : " The inhabitants still think 
[1843] this will be the emporium of Illinois, but I should think, if I lived 
there, that ' hope deferred maketh the heart sick '." 

The journey to Wisconsin was made in June, 1843, in a covered wagon, 
carrying his mother, his wife and son Loren along with him. He made his 
home at Yorkville, Racine Co., for two years, then removed to Emerald 
Grove, in the beautiful and fertile Rock Prairie. Only three families were 
there before them ; on every side was the unbroken prairie; the howling of 
the wolf was often heard by night and the graceful, fleet-footed deer was 
frequently seen by day. 

He obtained from Government one of the best farms in what came to 
be known as one of the best farming regions in the state. In the earlier 
years he taught singing-school. Often, in dark nights, a candle was placed 
in an upper window of the house that he might be guided safely home by 
its light. 

He was a man of public spirit, interested in every good enterprise, espe- 
cially in the religious well-being of the community. He was a member of 
the Congregational church in Emerald Grove, one of its first trustees, and 
chairman of the committee for building the first house of worship. Thirty- 
three years later was chairman of the committee that had charge of erecting 
a finer and more commodious structure. He came to be one of the best 
known laymen in the state; his songs were always welcomed in the largest 
religious gatherings. For twelve years he visited alternate Sabbaths the 
county poor farm, eight miles from his home, singing, holding service, and 
distributing religious reading among the inmates. He was a delegate to 


the National Council at Boston in 1865. Was entertained by Mrs. Sprague, 
mother of Hon. E. S. Tobey. She became so much interested in his poor- 
house work that she kept him well-supplied with papers for the work as 
long as she lived. He also attended the great meeting of Young Men's 
Christian Associations at Indianapolis where Mr. Moody first met Mr, 

During the war he and family relatives formed an Old Folks Concert 
company to raise money for the families of poor soldiers, " Father and 
Mother Cheney " taking prominent parts. This company kept its organiza- 
tion for nearly twenty years, and helped many a good cause. Mrs. Cheney 
had a clear, strong alto voice and often sang duets with her husband. 
Fifty-three years they sang together, and their voices seemed to grow riper 
and richer with the years. They sung at conventions of religious bodies, 
and at revival services in various places. During the last summer of his 
life the aged couple assisted their son Russell L. in Gospel Tent Meetings in 
Central Wisconsin. His voice retained its clear, sweet quality to the last. 
He d. at his home in Emerald Grove, Wis. April 17, 1891. 


704. I. L0REN,8 b. Aug. 7, 1840. 

II. CHARLES,^ b. Sept. 19, 1842, d. April 26, 1843. 

III. SUSAN,8 b. March i, 1845, d. March 14, i860. 

IV. ELIZABETH,^ b. Oct. 7, 1847, m. June 16, 1875, Eugene Wil- 

son Z^wi?//, a hardware merchant of Janesville. Child: Susie 
Eugenia Lowell, b. June 6, 1877. 

705. V. RUSSELL LEA,8 b. Feb. i, 1850. 

428. DANIEL,^ (Damel,6 Abiel,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter, 2 John, 1) m. in Hartford, Conn. Feb. 14, 1832, Sarah 
N. Bidwell. They resided in their native town of Chatham, 
Conn. He was an efficient man, a constable at some times. 


I. HARRIET,^ b. in 1837, m. June 16, \%6o, John Hall, a quarry- 
man, b. in 1804, residing in Portland, Conn. 
II. MARY,8 b. in 1845, m. May 26, 1871, Samuel H. Emmons, a 
farmer, of East Haddam, Conn. 

434- JOEL,7 (Timothy,6 Timothy,^ Benjamin,'^ Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. in South Manchester, Conn. Nov. 9, 1787, 
m. . He d. May 5, 1823. 

720. HENRY.8 


435. TIMOTHY," (Timothy ,6 Timothy,^ Benjamin,* 
Peter,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. in South Manchester, Conn. Feb. 
I, 1797' d. Jan. 17, 1828. 

436. HALSEY,' (Timothy,^ Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) ^^ [^ South Manchester, Conn. June 30, 1799, 
m. AdeHne Pamelia, dau. of Thomas and Prudence (Hub- 
bard) BHsh. 


I. PRUDENCE HUBBARD,8 b. Feb. i, 1827,111. Wtllia»i Ellery 

Hart, who d. Jan. 24, 1858. Children: (i) Ida Adeline Hart, 
b. June 2, 1850, d. Feb. 3, 1853. (2) Richard William Hart, 
b. Oct. 3, 1851, d. May 12, 1858. 

721. n. THOMAS BLISH,^ b. Dec. 2, 1828. 

722. ni. EDWARD HALSEY.^ b. April 29, 1832. 

723. IV. GEORGE WELLS,8 b. Dec. 15, 1833. 

724. V. CHARLES SYLVESTER,^ b. April 2, 1836. 

VI. HARRIET ELIZABETH,8 b. June 23, 1838, m. James IV. 

vn. ADELINE LOUISA,^ b. Feb. 10, 1842, m. Charles Beckingtoti. 
Children: (i) Mary Beckington, b. July il, 1867, d. Aug. 19, 
1867. (2) Alice Beckington, b. July 30, 1868. 
vni. EMMA JANE,^ b. Sept. 8, 1848, m. Edward M. Vail. Chil- 
dren: (I) Sidney Percy Vail, b. Oct. 13, 1867, (2) Walter Cheney 
Vail, b. Sept. 17, 1871, (3) Edith Vail, b. Aug. 28, 1873,(4) 
Richard Hart Vail, b. May 24, 1875. 

IX. ELEANOR MARIA,^ b. July 3, 1850, m. Jacob IVeidmann, of 
Paterson, N. J. Child: Esther Weidmann, b. Nov. 9, 1871. 

437. HORACE,' (Timothy ,6 Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,^) |)_ March 10, 1802, m. Ruth, dau. of Ebenezer 
Hills, of East Hartford. 


I. MARY ANN,8 m. IV. L. Citmmings. 

II. HORACE,** d. at the age of 15 years. 

725. III. CARLOS LYMAN,8 lb. in Manchester, Conn. Dec. i, 1829. 


727. V. RALPH SC0TT.8 


440. GEORGE WELLS,- (George,^ Timothy, ^ Ben- 
jamin,* Peter,3 Peter,^ John,^) b. at South Manchester, Ct. 
Oct. 22, 1799, m. Nov. 2, 1824, Mary," dau. of Calvin^ and 
Lovina (Wilson) Cheney, b. Feb. 11, 1801. He was highly 
esteemed for his upright character and much respected by 
his fellow citizens. He held the offices of Town Clerk and 
Justice of the Peace from 1828 till his death. His decisions 
were so just and equitable that no appeal was ever taken in 
a case once decided by Esquire Cheney. He d. Dec. 20, 


728. I. GEORGE WELLS,8 b. Aug. 18, 1825. 

729. n. JOHN SHERW00D,8 5, April 14, 1827. 

m. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. April 24, 1829, m. May 27, 1858, 
Johti H. Piatt of New York, b. Nov, 19, 1827; he was son of 
William Barnes and Sarah (Stoutenburgh) Piatt, of Rhinebeck, 
N. Y. He d. at Manchester, Ct. Aug. 2, 1886. Children: (i) 
John Cheney Piatt, b. Jan. 25, i860, m. May 15, 1891, Frances 
Marie Wright. Children: [i,] Mary Cheney Piatt, b. June 12, 
1893, [ii.] John Cheney Piatt, Jr. b. Aug. 5, 1895, [iii.] Gardiner 
Scudder Piatt, b. Dec. 19, 1896. (2) Charles Adams Piatt, b. 
Oct. 16, 1 86 1, m. i8t, April 10, 1886, Anne C. Hoe, who d. 
March 18, 1887; he m. 2^, Mrs. Eleanor Hardy (Bunker). 
Children: [i.] Sylvia Piatt, b. Sept. 30, 1894, [ii.] William 
Piatt, b. Feb. 6, 1897. (3) Richard Goodman Piatt, b. March 
26, 1863. (4) Elizabeth Piatt, b. Oct. 2, 1865, m. May 27, 1890, 
Francis M. Jencks, of New York. Children: (i) Elizabeth 
Jencks, b. Dec. 8, 1892, (2) Eleanor May Jencks, b. Nov. 18, 
1 896, (5) William Barnes Piatt, b. May 1 6, 1 868, d. July 1 6, 1 892. 

IV. CHARLES ELY,8 b. Jan. 9, 1831, d. March 9, 1853. 

730. V. WILLIAM HENRY,8 b. May 21, 1833. 

VI. EMILY FRANCES,^ b. Jan. 23, 1836, m. Oct. 30, 1861, Philip 
W. Hudson, son of Melancthon Hudson, of Oakland, Ct. 
Children: (i) May Hudson, b. Aug. 20, 1865, d. in Florida in 
June, 1882. (2) Richard Melancthon Hudson, b. Oct. 9, 1868, 
now living in Texas. (3) Emily Cheney Hudson, b. June i, 
1871, d. in Paris Jan. i, 1895. 

731. VII. JAMES WOODBRIDGE,s b. Feb. 9, 1838. 

VIII. CAROLINE WAITSTILL,8 b. Feb. 9, 1840, m. Feb. 26, 1858, 
William E. Hudson, son of Melancthon Hudson, of Oak- 
land, Ct. 


44 I . CHARLES," (George,^ Timolhy,^ Beniamin,"* Peter,^ 
Peter,2John,i) b. Dec. 26, 1S03, at South Manchester, Conn., 
m. I*', Oct. 21, 1S29, Waitstill Dexter, dau. of Mason and 
Mary Brown (Howell) Shaw, of Belchertown, b. at Boston 
Oct. 17, 1809, d. at Mulberry Grove Farm, Mt. Pleasant, O. 
April 6, 1841. He m. 2'\ Sept. 15, 1847, Harriet A., dau. 
of Henry Bowen, of Providence, R. I., b. there Nov. 28, 
181 1, d. at South Manchester, Conn. Jan. 12, 1870. It was 
said by those who observed closely that Mr. Charles Cheney 
was a thorough gentleman and a most systematic business 
man. He took an important part in organizing the Silk 
Manufacturing Company which he and his brothers founded 
at South Manchester, Conn, in 1836. He d. June 20, 1874. 


I. FRANK DEXTER,8 b. at Providence, R. I., Aug. 7, 1S30, d. 
Aug. 28, I S3 1. 

732. n. FRANK WOODBRIDGE,^ b. at Providence, R. I., June 5, 

ni. MARY H0VVELL,8 b. July 13, 1834, d. May iS, 1S36. 
IV. SARAH SHAW,s 5, Sept. 13, 1835, d. June 20, 1836. 

733. v. KNIGHT DEXTER,8 b. at Mt. Pleasant, O. Oct. 9, 1837. 
VI. ANNA WELLS,8 b. June 26, 1S40, d. Aug. 10, 1841. 

442. RALPH," (George,^ Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter, 2 John, ^) b. at South Manchester, Ct. Jan. 13, 1806, m. 
Oct. 14, 1833, Jerusha D., dau. of Stephen B. Goodwin, of 
Wethersfield, Ct. b. April 11, 1811, d. Sept. 16, 1869. They 
adopted two children of Mrs. Cheney's sister, Mrs. Lucy 
(Goodwin) Robbins. He was fond of agricultural pursuits, 
and devoted most of his life to farming. He was also inter- 
ested in the development of the Silk industry, and a partner 
with his brothers in that business. 


I. MARY,8 m./. AMt-r Ellis, of Chicago, 111.; d. Feb.15, 1S85. 

734. II. RICHARD OTIS,»b. March i, 1841. 


443. SETH WELLS,' (George,^ Timothy,^ Benjamin,* 
Peter,^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. in Manchester, Conn. Nov. 26, 
1810, m. i^\ in Sept., 1847, Emily Woodbridge, dau. of 
Horace Pitkin, of Manchester, b. Feb. i, 1825, d. May 11, 
1850. He m. 2*^, in Boston, May 19, 1853, Ednah Dean, 
dau. of Sargent Smith and Ednah Parker (Dow) Littlehale, 
b. June 22, 1824. He was a person of deHcate constitution, 
a great admirer of the beautiful. Most of his life was spent 
in travel and the study of engraving and oil-painting. He 
produced many portraits and paintings which are highly 
prized to-day. He worked with his brother John in engraving, 
iDeginning with home-made tools, rising to command the re- 
spect of the artistic world. Baker's Boston Edition of 
Dickens, and certain reproductions of Washington Allston's 
works are among their famous productions. He d. Sept. 10, 
1856. His widow, Mrs. Ednah Dean Cheney, is very widely 
known and admired as a writer and lecturer. 

MARGARET SWAN,^ b. Sept. 8, 1855, d. Sept. 22, 1882. 

444, WARD,' ( George,^ Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter,^ John,^) b. Feb. 23, 1813, m. Caroline Jackson, b. 
March 20, 1816, d. April 4, 1865. He d. March 22, 1876. 
He was a man of great executive ability, of splendid physique 
and personal magnetism, much beloved by all who came in 
contact with him in business or the social circle. He took an 
active part in the introduction of the Chinese Mulberry (Morus 
Multicaulis) into this country, and the raising of silk worms. 
In company with his brothers he built the Mt. Nebo Silk Mill 
at South Manchester, Conn, in 1836, from which has grown 
the large and successful business now carried on in that 


735. I. LOUIS.8 
n. ALICE.s 

736. m. ARTHUR,8b. Jan. 14, 1837. 


445. RUSH," (George,^ Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. at South Manchester, Ct. April 25, 
1815, m. Sept. 28, 1847, Julia Ann, dau. of Horace W. 
and Bridget (Grant) Goodwin, from Chattris, England, b. 
May 8, 1824; she d. Feb. 6, 1867. He d. June 7, 1882. 
He possessed inventive talent and capability in the application 
of mechanical principles to manufacturing ; and thus con- 
tributed a very important element to the building up of the 
Silk manufacture, in which he was engaged most of his life. 

I. ANNE WELLS,8 b. Sept. 26, 1849. 

737. n. HARRY GRANT,^ b. July 30, 1852. 
m. L0UISE,8 b. Sept. 8, 1856. 

738. IV. ROBERT,^ b. March 2, 1859. 

446. FRANK," (George,^ Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. July 5, 1817, m. June 8, 1853, Susan J., 
dau. of Daniel C. and Susan (Jarvis) Gushing, b. at Prov- 
idence, R. I. May 9, 1827. A natural mechanic, he joined 
with his brother Rush in the invention and construction of 
machinery which made the family business successful. He 
was a hard worker, one for whom working men who came in 
contact with him had great respect. He lives to see the 
great expansion of the enterprise, and to enjoy the fruits of a 
worthy life. children. 

I. KATHARINE SEDGWICK,« b. Aug. 2, 1S54, m. March 24, 
1880, GitstavHS Farley, Jr., son of Gustavus and Amelia Fred- 
erika (Newman) P'arley, of Cambridge, b. at Chelsea July 4, 
1844. Child: Frank Cheney Fadey, b. at Yokohama, Japan, 
Nov. 30, 1880. 
n. MARY,8b. Sept. 28, 1855. 
in. ALICE BARRETT," b. Feb. i, 1857. 

739. IV. FRANK,8b. Aug. 14, i860. 

740. V. PAUL BARNARD," b. June 28, 1867. 

447. WILLIAM ELY," (Calvin,« Silas,^ Benjamin,-* 
Peter,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. at South Manchester, Ct. Oct. 7, 


1806, m. Clarissa, dau. of Ezekiel and Sally Preston; she d. 
Nov. 28, 1857, ae. 48. He resided some time in Ashford, 
Conn, and there he d. April 15, 1884, ae. 77. 


741. JOHN H.8 

452. ELIASJ (EHas,6 Moses,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,2 
John,^) b. in Rowley April 16, bapt. 23, 1769, m. i**, Sarah 
dau. of Gershom and Anna (Pearson) Burbank, of Camp- 
ton, N. H. b. Nov. 26, 1766; she d. Jan. 8, 1800. He m. 
2*^, widow Mary Prescott, of Thornton, N. H., b. Jan. 12, 
1766; she d. Jan. 20, 1840. A worthy man, a farmer, re- 
sided in Thornton, N. H. See a sketch of the family by his 
son Moses. He d. Nov. 13, 1805. 

I. RUTH.^ m. Simeon L. Gordon. 

745. II. MOSES, ^ b. Jan. 31, 1793. 

in. SALLY,^ m. Thomas Blaisdell. 
IV. ELIZA,^ m. Nathatiiel Chandler. 

746. V. PERSON.8 

747. VI. OILMAN C.8 

748. vn. CHARLES C.^ 

453. PAUL JACKMAN,7 (Elias,^ Moses,^ Edmund,-* 
John,2 Peter,2 John,i) b. at Thornton, N. H., bapt. Jan. 6, 
1 77 1. Residing in Littleton, N. H., he bought 75 acres, 
part of Lot No. 61, in that township, Aug. 6, 1793. 

454. SAMUEL,^ (Elias,^ Moses,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter ,2 
John,i) ]3^ jj^ Thornton, N. H. March 12, 1778, m. Mary, 
dau. of Capt. Treadwell of Ipswich, b. Feb. 28, 1784. He 
was a farmer, residing first in Thornton, and, after 1814, in 
Derby Line, Vt. He d. Sept. 20, 1829; Mrs. Cheney d. 
Aug. 15, 1857. 

^ ^ ^' CHILDREN. 

750. I. ALFRED,^ b. Dec. 29, 1804. 

751. II. ELI AS, 8 b. June 28, 1806, m, and had children at Derby Line, 

Vt. ; d. Nov. 14, 1881. 
III. SAMUEL,8 b. May 14, 1808, d. Aug. 15, 1869. No issue. 


752. IV. JOSEPH PIKE,8b. June 12, iSii. 

V. MARY,8 b. Aug. 21, 181 5, m. Horace Emery j d. Jan. 28, i860. 
VI. SALLY,s i3_ April 14, iSiS, d. Jan. 20, 1848. 
VII. CHARLES,^ b. Dec. 24, 1S21, d. unmarried in Dec. 1843. 

458. MARK," (Jonathan,'^ Moses,^ Edmund,^ John,^ 
Peter,- John,^) b. in Byfield Oct. i, 1773, m. i^\ June 10, 
1799, ^I'^O'j dau. of Joseph and Lois (Tenney) Pike; he 
m. 2*^, June 7, 1808, Sarah, dau. of Benj. and Dolly (Tenney) 
Pike [See Tenney Genealogy]. He resided in his native 


I. SAMUEL PIKE,^ b. June 10, 1800, m. June 17, 1829, Sarah, 
dau. of Henrj' Dole. 

753. II. LUTHER,8 b. Jan. 24, 1802. 

III. MARY,^ b. Dec. 4, 1804, m. Moses How, who was b. Aug. 26, 
1795. Children: (i) Charles Edwin How, (2) Lucy Mary How, 
b. Sept. 26, 1834, m. George H. Dole, resides in Haverhill. 
Their son Charles Dole m. Sept. 8, 1891, Eliza Noyes, of At- 
kinson, N. H. and has George Elmer Dole b. July 24, 1893, and 
Howard Noyes Dole, b. July 5, 1896. 

754. IV. M00DY,8 b. June 7, 1809. 

V. GREENLEAF,^ b. Nov. 11, 1811 ; was educated for the minis- 
try, and was pastor of the Congregational church at Brooks, 
Me. a short time ; returned to Bj'field in poor health, and d. in 
1855, disappointing many hopes. 
VI. HENRIETTA MARIA,^ b. May 19, iS\z, m.Jewett Smith. 
VII. JOHN PIKE.s b. Feb. 22, 181 7, d. Oct. 8, 1S19. 

460. JONATHAN,' (Jonathan,^ Moses,^ Edmund,^ 
John,'*^ Peter, 2 John, ^) b. in Bylield Aug. 6, 1792, m. i^', May 
25, 1813, Mary Andrews, b. in Beverly July 16, 1792 ; she 
d. May 15, 1833. He m. 2'' March 17, 1834, Catharine P. 
Floyd, of Newbury, b. Aug. 16, 1816. 

I. SALINA PLATT,8 b. Nov. 8, 1813 ; d. Dec. 4, 1S16. 
II. ALMIRA PLATT.Mj. Nov. 14, 1816. 

755. III. ARIEL PARISH,* b. Sept. 27, 1818. 


IV. SALT N A PLATT,8 b. Aug. 22, 1821, m. Geo. P. Spofford. 
V. JOHN BOARDMAN.s* b. June 23, 1823. 
756. VI. ALFRED PIKE,8 b. Jan. 31, 1826. 
^Sl' VII. GARDNER SPOFFORD,^ b. Feb. 26, 1828. 

VIII. ELIZA WILLETT,^ ["Mary Eliza''^] b. Feb. 26, 1831, m. 
Moses Spofford. 

462. STEPHEN DANFORTH,7 (Thomas,^ Peter,5 
Edmund,^ John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in Bradford, Feb. 25, 
1781, m. Orpha Washburn, b. in Westmoreland, N. H. Sept. 
5, 1786. He resided at Coit's Gore and Cambridge Vt. and 
Londonderry and Deny, N. H. He d. in Goffstown, N. H. 
Aug. 17, 1865 ; Mrs. Cheney d. at G. Aug. 17, 1868. 

I. TH0MAS,8 b. Jan. 31, 1804. 

759. II. LYMAN KING,8 b. Sept. 7, 1806. 

III. 0RPHA,8 b. Aug. 10, 1808, m. Eftoch Curnmings. Children: 

(i) Enoch Cummings, (2) James Cummings, (3) Eliza Cummings, 
(4) Hannah Cummings, (5) Fanny Cummings, (6) Charles Cum- 
mings, (7) George Cummings. 

IV. REBECCA WASHBURN,8 b. Aug. 26, 1810, m. JoJm Mann. 

760. V. ZERAH WASHBURN,* b. Sept. 5, 1812. 

VI. HANNAH DANF0RTH,8b. Feb. 20, i8is,m.i^^^^j-J/^/«^r<? 
of Goffstown, N. H. 

VII. RACHEL WASHBURN,8 b. May 7, 1817, m.John Cummings. 
Children : (i ) Elizabeth Cummings, (2) Ann Cummings, (3) 
Orpha Cummings, (4) Christina Cummings. Res. Manchester, 
N. H. 

761. VIII. STEPHEN,* b. May 23, 1819. 

IX. MARY BELL,8 b. June i, 1821, m. George Barrett of Goffs- 
town, N. H. Child, Herbert Barrett. 

762. X. SAMUEL ARMSTRONG,* b. May 27, 1823. 

763. XI. HENRY AUGUSTUS,* b. Jan. 30, 1826. 

764. XII. SALATHIEL WASHBURN,* b. Aug. 15, 1828. 

765. XIII. WILLIAM WALLACE,* b. Oct. i, 1830. 

463. WILLIAM,' (Thomas,^ Peter,^ Edmund,* John,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. 1784, m. Aug. 3, 1811, Sophey Boyes of 

* John Boardman Cheney had his name changed to John Osceola Brown ; d. Dec. 13, 1886. 


Londonderry, b. in 1790. She d. Oct. 26, 1846. Sept. 30, 
1808, Joseph Danforth and Wilham Cheney bought land in 
Londonderr}'. He resided in Derry, N. H. Was a famous 
dealer in horses. The name " Cheney Village" was given 
to a group of buildings near Derry depot where he and others 
of the name dwelt. He d. Oct. 26, 1850. In his will pro- 
bated Nov. 13, 1850, he made bequests to his sons, George 
W. and Barrett H. Cheney and his daughters, Adaline, wife 
of William Crombie, and Sophia wife of John L. Pollard, 
of Nashua, N. H. 


II. ADALINE,^ m. Williain H. Crombie. 


IV. WILLIAM OLIVER,^ b. in 1S25, d. Nov. i, 1847. 

V. SOPHRONIA,^ m.John L. Pollard oi Nashua, N. H. 

464. THOMAS,' (Thomas,*^ Peter,^ Edmund,^ John,^ 
Peter,- John, ^) b. in Londonderry, N. H. in 1789, m. at L. 
Dec. 31, 1811, Sarah Alexander, b. in 1789. She d. March 
24, 1862. He d. June 7, 1864; is buried in the Baptist 


I. HANNAH JANE,8b. 1812, m. 7?. t7. /r7//V/6v;/^r^, d. Sept. 7, 1846. 

II. L0UISA,8 d. Nov. 27, 1851. 

465-' EBENEZER," (Samuel,^ Peter,^ Edmund,^ John,^ 
Peter,- John,i) b. about 1784, m. in Bradford, N. H., Dec. 
24, 1805, Phebe Cressy. 

He resided in Bradford, N. H. many years. 

465.^ GEORGE W," (Samuel,^ Peter,^ Edmund,* John,3 
Peter,2 John,^) ^^ \^ Ilenniker, N. H., Aug. 21, 1800; m. 
Hannah, dau. of Joseph and Rhoda (Pearsons) Bailey, b. 
July 5, 1805. He resided in Washington, N. H. He was a 
prosperous, thrifty, hospitable farmer ; and the whole family 
had the respect and good will of all their neighbors. He d. 
Nov. 17, 1868; she d. Dec. 30, 1873. 



HANNAH MARIA,8 b. Jan. 4, 1834, m. Dec. 12, 1859, >/2« 
Smith; she d. Jan. 5, 1881. 

466. JOSEPH," (James,6 Peter,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,^) b. in Groveland April 5, 1791, m. Aug. 29, 1811, 
Mary Washburn. Resided at Waterville, Vt. He d. July 
18, 1872. 


I. ANDREW,8b. April 1,1812. vi. LYSANDER,8b. Oct. 30, 1823. 
II. MARY,8b. Nov. 30, 1814. VII. SAMUEL B.,8b. Aug. 28, 1826. 

III. HANNAH W.,8b.Jan.25,i8i8. viii. SETH,^ b. Jan. 1 1, 1828. 
766.IV.NORMAN M.,8b. Feb.7, 1820. ix. JOSEPH,^ b. Aug. 5, 1831. 
V. B0YNT0N,8 b. Feb. 9, 1822. x. BASSINA.^ b. Aug. 2, 1833. 

467- JAMES,' (James,6 Peter,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,2 
John,^) b. in Groveland Oct. 9, 1797, m. Aug. 5, 1827, 
Harriet dau. of Capt. Henry and Joanna (Burrill) Webb, 
b. Jan. 30, 1803. He resided in Salem, Mass. He was a 
merchant, a man good and upright, of quiet tastes. He d. 
Dec. 16, 1884. 

I. HARRIET WEBB,8 b. Aug. 25, 1828, d. Nov. 18, 1896. 
II. MARY WEBB,8 b' March 26, 1830, m. June 16, 1859, Edward 
Read. Children: (i) Frederick Read, (2) Anna Frye Read, d. 
in infancy, (3) Mary Theresa Read, (4) Minnie Leonard Read,. 
(5) Harriet Read, d. in infancy, (6) Sarah Russell Read, (7) 
Edward Read, (8) Henry Read. 
III. JAMES HENRY,8 b. June 3, 1832. He was a sea-captain; died 
in Salem, Aug. 24, 1862, of fever contracted on the west coast 
of Africa, and was buried in the family lot in Harmony Grove 
767. IV. GEORGE LEONARD,^ b. Dec. 24, 1836. 

47 I , SUMNER,^ (Jacob,6 John,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) b. in Reading Jan. 9, 1805, m. in R. Oct. 24, 1832, 
Salina, dau. of David and Salina (Gassett) Emerson, b. Feb. 
28, 1811, d. Oct. 13, 1873. He was a shoemaker by trade, 


but for some years did quite a business in raising grapes and 
other fruit for market. He d. Aug. 5, 1876. 

472. JOHN," (Jacob,6 John,^ Edmund,^ John,^ Peter,2 
John,^) b. in Reading Feb. 21, 1814, m. in R. Oct. 7, 1841, 
Mar}' Ann, dau. of Samuel W. and Nancy (Chute) Carter, 
b. Sept. 10, 1824, d. April 11, 1862. He learned the trade 
of cabinet-maker, and became a manufacturer of furniture 
in Reading. 

JOHN HARLAN.s b. Jan. 12, d. Aug. 23, 1843. 

475. Rev. RUFUS," (John,6 Tristram,^ John,* John,^ 
Peter,- John,i) b. at Hillsborough, N. H. May 4, 1780, m. 
Prudy Piper. Hailing from Walpole, N. H. Oct. 2, 1800, 
he bought land of Asa Grow in Waterford, Vt. He was or- 
dained to the Gospel ministry in the Free Will Baptist fel- 
lowship in 1810. Preached in various places in New England 
until 1838 when he began the work of his denomination in 
Wisconsin, settling at New Berlin, " on section 32." A church 
was organized in 1840, at Prospect Hill, in a log bam. Hav- 
ing earned the love and reverence of a wide circle by his 
blameless life, he d. Aug. 30, 1869. [Hist. Waukesha co., 


I. SALLY,8b. July 24, 1805. 

770. n. J0HN,8 i3_ April 9, 1807. 

HI. KOSWELL.s b. Sept. 4, 1810. 

771. IV. ROXANNA,8 b. Nov. 16, 1812, d. Sept. 5, 1825. 

772. V. HARRY B.,8 b. Feb. 12, 181 5. 
VI. RUKUS,8 Jr., b. July 5, 181 7. 

vn. BENJAMIN,8 b. Sept. 17, 1819, d. in Ohio in 1823. 

773. vni. DAVID D.,« b. July 22, 1822. 

i.\. MARCUS K.,« b. March 21, 1826, d. in 1848. 

476. ROSWELL," (John,6Tristram,5John,'' John,8Peter,2 
John,^) b. at Keene, N. H., May 17, 1789, m. at St. Johns- 
bury, Vt., Dec. 13, 1812, Abigail, dau. of James and 


(Grout) Willard, b. at St. J. Dec. 6, 1793, d. at Logansport, 
Ind. June 28, i860. He lived in Sutton, Vt. awhile ; re- 
moved to Bridgewater, N. H. near Newfound Pond; was a 
justice of the peace. Sold land there in May, 1832, and 
went to Toledo, O. where he d. Jan. 22, 1846. 

CHILDREN, born in Sutton, Vt. 
• I. CAROLINE MARIA,8 b. Sept. 19, 1813, d. in infancy. 
774. n. ROSWELL WILLARD,^ b. Jan. 21, 1815. 
TTl. ni. JAMES,8 b. Dec. 15, 1817. 

IV. CORNELIA MARIA,8 b. June 4, 1823, m. George Knickerbocker, 
and resides at Hillsdale, Mich. 

478. WILLIAM,' (William,^ Tristram,^ John,^ John,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. at Alstead, N. H. Aug. 9, 1776, m. Feb., 
1801, Tryphena, dau. of Phineas Hatch. [Notice of marriage 
in "Farmers' Museum," pub. at Walpole, N. H., March 17, 
1801.] He was bred a carpenter, but soon became a mer- 
chant. He made his home in Newport, N. H. 

In 1 810 he built a block of stores a part of which he occupied until his 
death. In 181 5 he built a large public house known as Nettleton's Hotel. 
Three years later he erected a large building, four stories high and one 
hundred and fifty feet long, called the "Tontine," designed for stores and 
mechanic shops. At about this time he sold the town the tract of land 
since used as a common. During the year 181 5 he constructed the dam 
and canal which feed the upper tannery and the Newport and Eagle mills. 
On the canal he built a cotton factory and linseed oil mill, and a grist-mill 
and saw-mill at the dam below. About the year 1 8 1 9 he purchased all the 
water-power at Sunapee Harbor, and built there a grist-mill, saw-mill, and 

Col. Cheney had few educational advantages. His indomitable energy 
and perseverance in all that he undertook, whether in private or public en- 
terprises, brought him success. He had a generous heart. It is related of 
him that he once took a poor, friendless old lady, who was on the way to 
the poor-house, into his own family, where she enjoyed all the hospitalities 
of his home for a long time. 

He was often a moderator and selectman of the town, and, during the 
years 181 6-1 827, a representative to the state legislature. It was mainly 
through his efforts that a division of Cheshire county was effected, and 
Newport became the county seat of the new county of Sullivan. He was a 
friend of education, and assisted several young men who were fitting for 


college, and contributed generously to the support ot the Newport Academy. 
He was a deacon of the Baptist church, to which he presented the ground 
for church and parsonage, and contributed largely toward the construction 
of the edifices. The bell was his own gift, a surprise to the society. He 
was an ardent lover of music, and in his earlier years played the violin. 
The Masonic lodge, of which he was a member, met for a long time at a 
hall in his residence. Passing through all subordinate grades, he became 
a colonel in the state militia. When, in 1824, Lafayette passed through the 
town, he was received by a large escort and conducted to the residence of 
Col. Cheney, where he met the warm and enthusiastic congratulations of the 

He died, of consumption, June 15, 1S30 leaving the largest estate ever ad- 
ministered in town up to that time. Mrs. Cheney survived him many years. 
The Rev. Baron Stow, of Boston, in an obituary notice of her, said : " Natu- 
rally amiable, she was regarded by all as a model Christian, wife, and 
mother. Though of the wealthiest family in town, she seemed not to know 
it, and like a true lady mingled with the poor and the more fortunate as upon 
the same level ; and thus won the hearts and commanded the respect of all." 


I. CHL0E,8 b. Oct. 30, 1801, at Alstead, N. H.; m. Sept. 13, 
1824, Hon. Horace Metcalf, of Charlestown, N. H., a brother of 
Gov. Ralph Metcalf, b. May 10, 1801. He was a successful 
farmer and financier. They occupied the old Metcalf place at 
North Charlestown. Mrs. Metcalf was affable, courteous, and 
benevolent, and an agreeable companion for all ages and classes. 
She survived the period of their golden wedding, and d. Nov. 
19, 1874. Children: (i) Diantha G. Metcalf, b. July 15, 1825; 
d. young. (2) Sophia Jane Metcalf, b. June 12, 1827 ; m. Sept. 
16, 1851, George Mason Gilmore, of Charlestown, b. April 24, 
1824; r. at Faribault, Minn. (3) Tryphena Maria Metcalf, b. 
Sept. 6, 1828; m. Sept. 15, 1853, Dwight James McCann, b. 
March 3, 1827, at Erie, Penn., res. Washington, D. C. (4) 
Julian Metcalf, b. Dec. 29, 1833; m. Julia Beatrice Kinney, b. 
Oct. 29, 1839, at Mount Vernon, Ohio; r. in Nebraska City, 
Neb. where he was cashier of the Otoe County National Bank. 
II. PHILENA,« b. Jan. 3, 1803, at Alstead, N. H.; m. Sept. 24, 
1.S22, Ezra P. Prentice, a grandson of Ezra Parmelee, of" New- 
port. He was for a time in Col. Cheney's store. They res. 
in various places. In 1841 Mr. Prentice having accumulated a 
fortune, retired from business, and removed to his country seat, — 
Mt. Hope, on the banks of the Hudson river. In 1872 they 
celebrated their golden wedding. She d. Oct. 8, 1878, esteemed 


by a large circle of friends, for her culture, sympathy, and 
charities. Children: (i) William Packer Prentice, b. Aug. 26, 
1834; m. Jan. 29, 1863, Florence Kelly of New York city; 
New York City. He graduated at Williams college, and at 
Gottingen University, Germany, and is a lawyer in New York 
city ; was assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff of Gen. 
Mitchell, in the War of the Rebellion, (2) Sartell Prentice, b. 
May 29, 1837; m. May 29, 1862, Mary Isham, of New York 
City ; was educated at Williams college, Gottingen University, 
and at the Harvard Law School. He was in the 12^^ U. S. 
Infantry during the Rebellion; was promoted to a captaincy, 
and brevetted major in the regular army for gallantry in the 
battles of the Wilderness ; was on the staffs of Brig.-Gen. B. S. 
Roberts, and Maj.-Gen. M. R. Patrick; resides at Albany, 
N. Y., (3) Bertha Prentice, b. Dec. 12, 1S44, (4) Jessie P. Pren- 
tice, b. July 23, 1847. Four children died between the ages of 
two and eight years. 
III. PERSIS HATCH,8 b. April 27, 1805, m.. May 30, 1824, C/iar/es 
Forbes, son of Gen. Abner Forbes, of Windsor, Vt. He was 
in mercantile business in Boston, Louisville, Ken., and Cincin- 
nati, O. where he died Sept. 16, 1849, aged 52 years. She d. Dec. 
26, i860, beloved for her social and christian character. Chil- 
dren : (i) Elizabeth West Forbes, b. June 5, 1826, m. Oct. 14, 
1847, Wm. Moore. They passed the first seven years of their 
married life at Burmah, as missionaries; afterward res. in 
Middletown, Ohio, (2) Charles Forbes, b. March 14, 1835; d. 
of consumption, March, 1855. 
781. IV. WILLIAM HUTCHINS0N,8 b. March 5, 1807. 

V. TRYPHENA,8 b. Dec. 31, 1808, m. (i) July 9, 1827, Rev. 
Alonzo King, b. April i, 1790. He was ordained over a large 
Baptist church at Yarmouth, Me. later removed to West- 
borough, Mass. where he d. Nov. 29, 1835. She m. (2) June 
5, \^^<^, Rev. Ira Person, b. Sept. 28, 1791, at Windsor, Vt.; 
He was an eminent Baptist clergyman ; lived to a great age 
Children: (i) William Alonzo King, b. March 14, 1829; d. Dec. 
8, 1862, in the army in Virginia. (2) George Prentice King, b. 
May 31, 1830; d. Dec. 17, i860. (3) Ellen Tryphena King, 
b. Aug. 12, 1832 ; d. April 6, 1840. (4) Abby Philena King, b. 
Feb. 10,1836. Graduated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary; m. C. 
C. Dewey, of Rutland, Vt. 

VI. S0PHIA,8 b. July 21, 1810 ; m., April 25, 1833, Franklin Man- 
ning, a merchant of Portand, Me., who d. Sept. 29, 1853, aged 
45 years. Children: (i) Georgianna S. Manning, b. Feb!^ 3, 


1834; m., 1854, L. P. Tucker, a merchant of Portland; d. in 
1864. (2) Charles F. Manning, b. Aug. 12, 1835 ; m. Ellen M. 
Crockett, of Portland. (3) Prentice Cheney Manning, b. April 
II, 1S37: m. May i, 1862, Ellen Hitchcock; he is a merchant at 
Portland, Me. (4) William Cheney Manning, b. Sept. 29, 1842 ; 
m. Nov. 3. 1875, Mary M.,dau. of Hon. Geo. G. Clarkson, mayor 
of the city of Rochester, N. Y. He voluntered as a private at the 
breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, and rose to the rank of 
major. He was four times wounded during the war. At its 
close he received a commission as lieutenant in the regular 
army, and served in the Indian country; has since attained the 
rank of Captain. He is now at the head of the Military de- 
partment of Clinton Liberal and Military Institute, at Fort 
Plain, N.Y. 

782. vii. GEORGE HALLETT,sb. March 29, 1812. 

VIII. ALICE, ^ b. June 13, 1S14, m. Jan. 28, 1835, Rev. Oliver Angus. 
tus Dodge, pastor of the Baptist church at Lexington, Mass. 
He was b. March 18, 1813, at Hampton Falls; studied at 
Hampton Academy, Colby University, Me., and Newton Theo. 
Institution. Was ordained at Lexington where he remained 
until his death May 28, 1840. He was chaplain of a regiment 
of light infantry in the i*' brigade of Mass. Militia ; was much in- 
terested in education, and it was principally through his influence 
that the first normal school in America was opened, in Lexington. 
Children : (i) Alice Augusta Dodge, b. Dec. 13, 1835. She was 
an apt scholar and ready writer. Wrote several Sabbath School 
books. She d. June 22, 1866. (2) Mary Frances Dodge, b. Oct. 
25, 1S38; d. Sept. 8, 1862. 

IX. PRENTICE.s b. March 2, 1816. He was educated at Newport 
Academy. Commenced the study of medicine at the age of 
seventeen. Two years later, while attending lectures at Dart- 
mouth Medical college, he contracted a cold that led to con- 
sumption, of which he died March 19, 1835, at Matanzas, Cuba, 
where he had gone with a hope of relief from his malady. 

X. CHARLES FRANKLIN,8 b. April 19, 1819; d. July 30, 1834. 

783. XI. JAMES EDWIN,8b. April 10, 1821. 

480. AMASA,' (William,*^ Tristram,^ John," John,^ Peter,2 
John,^) b. at Alstead, N. H. Dec. 31, 1787, m. in Eastport, 
Me. Nov. I, 1810, Nancy C, dau. of John C. and Abigail 
(Nichols) Todd, of Eastport, b. in Cherryfield, Me. d. at 


Calais, Me. Dec. 17, 1878. He went to Eastern Maine at 
the beginning of his adult life, and spent his life on the 
border. He was a merchant at Eastport and at Baring, Me. 
in partnership with Gilman King. 

When the water way for logs and lumber was constructed by the falls of 
the St. Croix, between Calais, Me. and St. Stephens, New Brunswick, he 
superintended the work, residing temporarily on the " English side," in the 
village of Milltown. He was also a school-teacher. He served in the war 
of 1812. He d. June 30, 1827. 


I. ELIZA JANE,8 b. in Eastport, Me. Feb. 10, 181 2, m. Mark 
Ellsworth. Children: (i) Albert Ellsworth, a banker at St. 
Paul, Minn., (2) Nancy Ellsworth, (3) Edwin Todd Ellsworth, 
of Milwaukee, Wis., (4) Georgianna Ellsworth, (5) Sarah Jane 
Ellsworth, (6) Carrie Ellsworth. 

n. NANCY MARIA,^ b. in Eastport, Me. June i, 1814, d. young. 
m. MARY ANN NICHOLS.^ b. April 2, 181 7, m. Amos Clark of 
Milltown, Me. Children: (i) Sarah Maria Clark, (2) Alice 
Dodge Clark, (3) George Hallet Clark, (4) Eugene Bracket 
Clark, (5) Henry Howard Clark, (6) Abbie Jackson Clark, (7) 
Carrie Ellsworth Clark, (8) Hattie Emma Clark, (9) Judson 
Storer Clark. Of these Rev. Henry Howard Clark is a chap- 
lain in the U. S. navy, attached in 1897 to the Naval Academy 
at Annapolis, Md. 

784. IV. WILLIAM,^ b. at Eastport, Me. Aug. 8, 1819. 

V. ABIGAIL PERSIS,8 b. about 1821, m. Samuel Jackson. Chil- 
dren: (i) Mary Eliza Jackson, (2) Charles Jackson, 

785. VI. AMASA WILLIAM,^ b. at Milltown, N. B. March 14, 1825. 

48 I . WILLIAM,^ (Ehas,6 Tristram,^ John,* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) b. in Antrim, N. H. March 31, 1787 ; m. i** Dec. 7, 
1809, Mehitable Carr of Cabot, Vt. She d., at Stowe, Vt. 
March 22, 1847. He m. 2^ June 26, 185 1, Palace D. 
(Lanpher) Loomis. The story of his life was written at his 
dictation, and gives many exceedingly interesting particulars 
of the toils and troubles and joys of pioneer life. We should 
like to print it entire had we room. He d. at Stowe, Vt. 
Sept. 8, 1875. 



756. I. WILLIAM RILEY,8 b. Jan. 3, 1812. 

757. II. LORENZO DOWV b. July 22, 1814. 

III. MEHITABLE,« b. Aug., 1816, m. Sept. 30, 1838, Saletn Fuller, 
d. March 26, 1890. 

482. ELIAS," (Elias,6 Tnstram,^ John,"* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,^) b. in Antrim, N. H. Dec. 31, 1786; m. at Cabot, 
Vt. Nancy Carr. He resided at Cabot and at Waterford, 
Vt. His widow administered on his estate jointly with his 
brother John in 1813. 


I. JESSE,* b. Oct., 1S08, m. Calista Higgens; he left no children; 

d. at St. Johnsbury, Vt. May i, 1882. 
II. ELIAS, ^ b. Jan. 20, 1810, m, Mary Miner. Children: (i) 
William Miner,^ b. May 16, 1839, d. Nov. 8, 1856. (2) Oscar,^ 
d. in infancy. (3) Emily H.,^ b. July 13, 1844, resides in 
New York city. 

483. JESSE,' (EHas,6 Tristram,^ John,* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,^) b. in Antrim, N. H. Oct. 3, 1788, married Nov. 25, 
1813, Alice, dau. of James and Alice (Boyd) Steele, b. Aug. 
12, 1791, in Antrim, N. H. She died in Manchester, N. H. 
July 28, 1849 ' "^ woman of rare sweetness of disposition and 
exemplary character ; a fine natural singer, in her home and 
in "the village choir"; every way a "help-meet" to her 
husband, and a mother whose memory is fragrant. Mr. 
Cheney was a blacksmith ; lived at Hillsborough, Frances- 
town and Manchester, N. II. He died at the latter place 
June 23, 1863. 


790. I. BENJAMIN PIERCE.s b. Aug. 12, 1815. 

791. II. JAMES STEELE,* b. July i, 1817. 

in. JESSE,* b. Nov, 19, 1819, lived in Goffstown, N. H.; was a 
farmer. He d. April 18, 1896, 
793. IV. OILMAN,* b. Jan 25, 1822. 


V. LUCY ANN/ b. Jan. 11, 1824, m. at Providence, R. I. Dec. 2,. 

\Ss\,/ohn Plumer of Manchester, N. H. He was a merchant 
tailor. Children: (i) Alice May Plumer, b. and d. in i860, 
(2) Mary Alice Plumer, b. 1863, d. 1878. 

VI. ALICE MARIA,8 b. May 26, 1827, d. Aug. 26, 1874. 

VII. CHARLOTTE,^ b. July 3, 1829, m. Willia?n Henry Plumer oi 
Manchester, N. H., who succeeded his brother John in the cloth- 
ing business. Children : (i) William Steele Plumer, b. Oct. 4, 
1865 ; is in business with his father; (2) John Herbert Plumer, 
d. in infancy. 
VIII. JOHN,8 b. May 21, 1833; d. Aug. 28, 1863. 

484. JOHN,' (Elias,« Tristram,^ John/ John,^ Peter,^ 
John,^) b. in Antrim, N. H. about 1790, m. Betsey Newton. 

He purchased a tract of land at Waterford, Vt. in partner- 
ship with his brother EHas, Jr. in 1813, and bought and sold 
numerous other pieces of real estate there. He d. at Lyndon, 
Vt. in Sept. 1827. 

I. ELIZA,^ m. Robert Hunter. 

795. II. J0HN.8 

III. SOPHIA,^ m. George Hunter. 

IV, ELI AS, ^ m. Lucianna Kittredge; no issue. 
V. NANCY,8 d. unmarried. 

796. VI. WILLIAM,8 b. March 6, 1822. 
VII. HIRAM,8 d. unmarried. 

485. JOEL,7 (Elias,6 Tristram,^ John,* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) b. in Antrim, N. H., March 19, 1791, m. in March, 
1819, Olivia Hill. He d. at Albany, Vt. July 29, 1849. 

I. ORACY,^ m. Lemuel Mason of E. Craftsbury, Vt. 
II. HARRIET H.,8 m. John Coomer. 

III. ELN0RA,8 m. B. F. Stevens, res. at Kendall, Mich. 

IV. WEALTHY W.,^ b. Nov. 10, 1829, d. in July, 1856. 

797. V. AUGUSTUS G.,8b. June 19, 1831. 
VI. 0LIVIA,8 m. Schuyler C. Willcox. 


486. FRANKLIN,' (Elias,« Tristram,^ John,^ John,^ 
Peter,2 John,i) b. at West Concord, Vt. Dec. i8, 1812, m. 
I*', April 19, 1840, Julia Ann dau. of Edmund Parsons, of 
Barnet, Vt. d. Dec. 8, 1844 ; m. 2^ April 22, 1846, at Lowell, 
Mass. Sarah, oldest child of John and Nancy (Rollins) 
Abrams, of Sanbornton, N. H., b. Feb. 15, 1819; a descend- 
ant of John Abrams of Amesbury. She d. in Lowell, Aug. 
2, 1887. 

Mr. Cheney lived in Northern Vermont until he was 18 
years old, when he came to the home of his grandfather 
Winchester in Danvers. He found occupation in Boston 
three years, and spent the next three ^^ears in the U. S. Navy, 
on the frigate Constitution, " Old Ironsides." He returned 
to Vermont and engaged in the Shoe business at Morrisville 
until the death of his first wife. He then came to Lowell, 
which was his home for half a century. Most of the time he 
was in the Boot and Shoe business on Middlesex St., but for 
several years he had an office for Real Estate and Employ- 
ment business on Central st. His closing days were passed 
with his son at Dedham, where he d. Nov. 7, 1894. 

" Dea. Franklin Cheney, for more than forty years a resident of Lowell, 
and for over twenty-seven years a prominent member of The First Baptist 
church," was particularly noticed by the press of that city at the time of 
his death. During a revival, conducted by Rev. A. B. Earle he became 
spiritually renewed, and joined the First Baptist church Nov. 22, 1867. 
He was called forward into church activities at once, and as a member of 
the standing committee, S. S. superintendent and deacon, became a very 
significant figure in the church's life. He was foremost in the movement 
which led to the founding of the Branch st. church. He was a valuable 
speaker in the prayer-meeting, a peculiarly efficient teacher in Sunday 
School ; remarkably thoughtful of the sick and the poor, whom he helped 
with Bible-reading and prayer on the one hand and with generous contri- 
Ijutions on the other. At the memorial service held in his honor the 
church was handsomely decorated and the pastor preached from the-text: 
" He was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith." 


798. I. WILLIAM FRANKLIN,8b. Oct. 6, 1847. 

799. n. GEORGE ABRAMS,^ b. June 22, 1850. 


487. JOSEPH,^ (Jesse,6John,*5 John,4 John,3 Peter,^ John,i) 
b. in Fitzwilliam, N. H., bapt. Sept. 15, 1782, m. Feb. 10, 
1804, Sukey, dau. of Elisha and Mehitabel (Russell) Strat- 
ton, b. April, 1780, d. July 20, 1864. He was a shoemaker 
and farmer. He d. Sept. 21, 1864. 


800. I. GILBERT NICHOLS,8b. May 31, 1806. 

801. n. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN/ b. Jan. 17, 1810. 

III. ELIAS BARR0N,8 b. Jan. 24, 1813, d. Oct. 7, 1836. 

IV. ANN,8b. Oct. 5, 1815. 

V. CHARLES STRATT0N,8b.Sept. 27, 1826; went to California 
in early days. 

49 I . LEMUEL,^ (Joseph,^ Ralph,^ John,^ John,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) m. V\ Mary Jackson, m. 2*^, Sarah Harris. Resided 
in Boothbay, Me. 




VII. HARTLEY J.,^ b. in Alna, Me., m. Lydia M. . Resides in 

Boston. Children: (i) Ida Althea,9b. Nov. 9, 1885, (2) Andrew 
Hewey,^ b. Sept. 13, 1888, (3) Thomas Hewey,^ b. Jan. 22, 1891. 

492. CYRUS,7 (Joseph,^ Ralph,^ John,^ John,^ Peter,2 
John,i) b. in Alna, Me. April 27, 1824, m. July 6, 187 1, 
Agnes Melissa, dau. of Joseph, jr. and Lucinda (Williams) 
West, b. April 16, 1839. ^ farmer, residing in Alna, Me. 


I. EDITH CLARA,8 b. April 6, 1872, a successful teacher in the 

public schools. 
II. JOSEPH WEST,8 b. July 16, 1874. 

495. JOHN MARSHALL,' (William,^ Ralph,^ John,* 
John,3 Peter,2 John,i) b. in Whitefield, Me., July 25, 1823, 
m. i'*, Harriet L. ; he m. 2'\ in Bath, Me. Sept. 19, 


1869, Jane Susan, dau. of George and Susan Whitehouse, 

widow of Benner, b. in 1S38 in Jefferson, Me. He 

learned the trade of caulker. Resided in North Whitefield, 
Me. and at other places when working at his trade. He d. 
in Boston, Jan. 11, 1891. 


I. EMMA M.,^ b. in Thomaston, Me. in i860, m. in Boston Oct. 
31, 1 888 Barthtt P. Crenncr, b. in Hudson, N. H. 

n. JOHN MARSHALL,^ b. in Boston April 21, 1871. Has a 
position in the wholesale Boot and Shoe store of Winch Bros., 

496. ISAAC,' (William,6 Ralph,^ John,* John,^ Peter,^ 
John,i) b. in Whitefield, Me. Oct. 5, 1825, m. June 20, 1853, 
Harriet T. Yeaton, of Richmond, Me., b. Nov. 17, 1833. 
He resides in Whitefield, Me. 


I. HENRIETTA,^ b. May 8, 1854, m. Alden Carleton, of Alna, Me. 

11. MARY JOSEPHINE,* b. Oct. 6, 1855, m. Thomas Haley, of 
Pittston, Me. 

ni. FREDERICK,* b. Nov. 27, 1857, m. Dec. 25, 1894, Sarah 
McGregor, of Alna, Me. 

IV. SIDNEY EDWARD,* b. Jan. 4, 1861, m. Flora Harriman, of 
Randolph, Me. 

V. HATTIE FRANCES,* b. Feb. 13, 1863, m. Feb. 14, 1883, 
Willis Peaslee, of Whitefield, Me. 

VI. GEORGE HENRY,* b. July 13, 1865, m. Helen Austin, of Vas- 
salboro. Me. 

VII. MARY ELIZABETH,* b. April 11, 1868, m. in Nov., 1894, 
Albion Peas lee. 

VIII. SUSAN HELEN,* b. Aug. 31, 1870, m. July 20, iSSg, Augustus 
E. Gove, of Randolph, Me. 

IX. FLORENCE GERTRUDE,* b. Feb. 5, 1875, m- Sept. 23, 
1895, Arthur F. McCurdy, of Jefferson, Me. 

X. EDNA LYDIA,* b. March 3, 1878. 











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200. Israel.' 

77. Joseph.6 . -I 205; Benjamin.'' 509. Joseph Nelson. « 

79. James. ^ . . ■■ 

80. John.6 . 

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Joseph. 7 . 

'500. Cyrus. 8 

501. Israel Chapin.^ 

502. Stephen Harding.' 

503. George Chesley.^ 

504. Charles James. ^ 

505. Nathan Cluff.^ . 

506. Lyman. 8 

Daniel. 8 


508. James. 8 

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Joseph. 7 
John. 7 
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512. Charles Edward.^ 



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Elden Hartshom.9 

Cyrus. 9 

Edwin Montgomery.9 

Carlton Ruthven.9 

James Bradford. 9 

George Shepard.9 

Charles Waldo.9 

Louis L.9 

George Frederick.9 
James Franklin. 9 
Martin Joseph.9 
Luther Alpheus.9 
Daniel F.9 
Horace James. 9 
Ansel Joseph.9 
Wilson Stephen. 9 
James William. 9 

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520. Charles.^ 

828. Charles W.9 

829. Leonard Cuthbert.9 

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87. David.6 . 

r 88. Nathaniel.' 
89. Joseph.* . 


William Angier.' 
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Thomas.' . . . . 



91. Jonathan 
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93. Thomas.* . 

97. Duston.* . 

98. Giles.*. . . 

103. Isaac*. . . 

104. Enoch.* . . 

105. David.* , . 

106. Daniel.* . . 

107. Moses.* . . 

108. Israel Ela.* 







Charles William.' . . 
Cleveland Jefferson.' 


Ephraim Gile.' .... 



281. Zadoc' 

Reuben Peasley.' . . | 

320. Lyman.' 

f 329- 
J 330. 
1 331- 


J 341. 
1 342. 

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James P.' . 
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Darwin.' . 

Albert Gallatin.' 

Jonathan H.' . 
Nathan Smith.' 

Nathaniel.' . . . 
Moses Ela.' 

Simeon Pease.' 

Joseph Young.' 
Daniel Little.' 
Luther Leland.' 
James Deering.' 

Samuel Colby. ^. . . 
William Angler.^ 
John Clark. ^ 

528. William Bailey. ^ . . 

529. Moses Hale.^ 

531. William Angier.8. _ 

532. Charles. 8 

536. John Lorenzo.^ . . . 

537. Augustus F.^ 


George Sullivan.^ 
Wait Stevens.^ 

546. Joseph Warren." 

547. Thomas." 

54S. Joseph." 

555. Frederick." 

557. Lyman Harriman.". 

555. Gilbert Jackman." 
559. Hiram Bement." . . 

Mark Wilder." 
Charles Mervin." 
Austin Herbert." 
Edwin Lyman." . . 
Frank Tappan." 
Morris Miller." 

569. Charles William." 

570. Cleveland Jefferson. 

571. Hezekiah H." 

572. Oscar Duston." 

573. George Walter." 

574. Cutting Calef." . . . 
William Wait." 
Lucius Ingham." . . 
Carlos Zadoc." 
Frederick Porter." . 
Henry Payson." 
David Fletcher." 

585. Lyman." 

556. Allen Wilson." 

587. Enoch MinerWalden. 

588. David." 

590. Charles Depew." 

591. Alfred Constantine." 

592. William Heath." . . 
Albert Orion." 
Lewis Howard." 
Joshua Heath." 
Luther Cummins." . 
Bradbury T." 
Edmund M." 
Lowell Mason." 
Henry Chamberlain. 
William Jarvis." 
John Vance." 
Albert Baker." 
John M." 







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J 831. Ansel Brown. 9 

' 1 832. Robert Co!lins.9 

1^833. Albert Kinsley. 9 

834. William Bailey.9 

835. George William.9 

836. John Eugene. 9 

837. Charles Dana. 9 

838. Alden Delano.9 

839. Ira D.9 

840. George William.9 

841. John Fitz.9 

842. Edson Hiram.* 

843. Weston.9 

844. Herbert Ellsworth.9 

845. Orville Sanbom.9 

846. Harlan Isaac.9 

847. Reuben Howard.9 

848. Fred. Nelson.9 

849. Samuel Harvey.9 

850. Albert Gallatin.9 

851. Daniel W,9 








'109. Ephraim.'. 

111. Timothy. 6, 

112. Eliakim.6 , 
115. Hiram.* . . 

^ 116. Prentiss 

2 (117. Samuel.'' 
4i {118. Edward.6 
"•a (119. Elijah.* 

' 120. John.* . . 

121. Luther.*. 

,122. Isaac*. 

I^IS 124. Luther.*. 

Ephraim.7 611. 

Thomas Jefferson.' / 612. 

Lucius Augustus.7 . . . ; , 

' 614! 
Horatio Nelson.' . . . . 615. 
Timothy CoUingwood.' 616. 
Hiram Littlefield.' . . . | ^J7- 

Loren Barney.' 619. 


Ijeorge Allen.' 635. 

Uriah.' 636. 

Josiah Walton.' .... 637. 
William.' ,, . 

John.' {l^^- 

Josiah.' \ "'♦g- 

1 650. 

Luther.' I ^52- 




Luther.7 j 658. 

Calvin.' ( 659. 


Thomas Farwell.' . . . 660. 

Asa Swallow.' 662. 

William Farwell.' . . . | ^^''■ 
EdmundWhittemore.' . 666. 
Charles Augustus.' . . . | f^^ 

( 670- 
Henry.' {671. 

Lucian West.' 673. 

Amos Bumell.^ . . 
Augustus BjTon.* 

Lucian Harrison. 8 . 
Edward Alonzo.^ 
Clarence Chapman.* 
Prentiss Dana.^ 
George Hiram. * . . 
Henry Warner. * 
Albert Loren.* 
Albert Nelson.* 
William Haight.8 
George Arms.* 
Frederic Augustus.* 
Prentiss Dana.* 
Gilead Pickett.* 
Bvron Murray.* 
Charies H.* ' 
John George.* 

Seymour Howard.* 
William Henn,'.* 
Wilber Brown.* 

Benjamin Goweu.* 
Josiah Blodgett.* 
Edward Payson.* . 
Samuel Gowen.* 
John P. 8 
Horace W.* 

Oromandel Bean.' 
Roscoe M.* 

Charles Leonard.* 
Ora Swallow.* 
William Everett.* 
George Warren.* 
Frederic Eugene.* 
Joseph Eaton.* 
Fred Augustine.* 
Lucian Caryl* 
Henry Allen.* 
Luther Willard.* 
Lucian West, Jr.* 

860. Orlando Alphonso.9 

861. Thomas Jeflfersou.9 

862. Lyman AveriU.9 
S63. George Nelson. 9 

864. Jerome Lucius.9 

865. Frederick Edward,9 

866. Harry Winslow.9 

S67. Charies A.9 

868. George W.9 

869. Isaac Edward. 9 

S70. Edward Payson. 9 





g 134. Stephen.* . 392. Henry Isidore.' 

S S 

675. Fred. Gilbert.* 

136. Jonathan 


Lorenzo.* , 
Cyrus.* . , 

393- Jonathan Homer.' 


Lorenzo Lane.' 

o <{ 



Benjamin.* 401. 

f 402. 
Abel. 6 ... -1 403. 


( 405. 
Samuel.* . J 406. 

( 407- 

( 409- 
Elisha.6 . . ] 

( 410- 


Charles Cox.' . . 
William Alonzo.' 
Benjamin.' . . . . 







164. Timothy.* . - 

Charles Chauncey. 





437. Horace.' 

_ 165. George.* . - 

440. George Wells.'. 

( 682. 




















Charles.' i III 


Seth Wells.' 

445. Rush.' 

Charles. 8 
Arthur Oliver.^ 

Jerome Bonaparte.' 
John Robinson. 5 . 
Cliarles Addison. ^ 
Edwin Judson.8 
Francis A.^ .... 
Alfred David.8 . . 
John 0.8 
David N.8 
Chauncey James. ^ 
Alonzo Edward. 8 
Franklin A.^ 


Russell Lea.^ 
Thomas Blish.^ 
Edward Halsey.^ 
George Wells. ^ . . 
Charles Sylvester. ^ 
Carlos Lyman. 8 
Cornelius Lyman. ^ 
Ralph Scott.8 
George Wells. ^ . . 
John Sherwood.* 
William Henry.* . 
James Woodbridge, 
Frank Woodbridge. 
Knight Dexter.* 
Richard Otis.* 

871. Charles Post.9 

872. Frederic.9 

873. Fred Blanchard.9 

874. Frank Benjamin.9 

875. Benjamin Royal. 9 

876. Halsey.9 

S77. Charles Herman. 9 

87S. Walter Lyman.9 

882. Wells Wadsworth.9 

883. Louis Richmond. 9 

884. George Herbert.9 
887. Walter Bowden.9 

889. Charles.9 



c-M T-1 fc i 449- Edward P.' 
Silas Ely.* [ ^*^ gji^g ^ly 7 

Ward.' I 73|. 

• 737- 
1 738. 

Frank.' ] 739- 


/^ 1 • h 1.447- William Ely.' . 
Calvm.o . . I ^^g (;.j^j^j„ Nelson.' 

Lly.* j 
Elias.* . . . / 



I— » 








Paul Jackman.' 

169. Moses.* 

170. Jonathan.* | 

I 746. 



Samuel.' J ^ 

458. Mark.' . . 
460. Jonathan.' 

, „, f, I 462. Stephen Danforth.' 

« r 173- Thomas.* . | ^^^^ William.' 
"■ ' 464. Thomas.' 

( 465'. Ebenezer.' 
' I 465^. George W.' 

j 466. Joseph.' 

( 467. James.' 

['474. Tristram.' 
475. Kufus.' 

James.* . 

' 177. John.*. 

178. William.* 

^ 179. Elias.* . 

476. Roswell.' I 

477. John.' 

'478. William' . 

480. Amasa.' . 

('481. William.' 

12. Elias.7 

Iv 765- 


483. Jesse.' -^791 

484. John.' 

I 485. Joel.' . . , 
1^486. Franklin.' 

Jesse.* . . 
Ralph.* . . 

Joseph.* . 


Joseph.' .... 




John Marshall.' 






Harry Grant.* 



Paul Bernard.* f 890. Oren Burbank.9 

John H.8 891. Moses, Jr.9 

,, H J 892. Charles Gilman.9 

J^oses." 1 893. Person Colby.9 

I 894. Elias Hutchins.9 

f 895. John Tirrell.9 

896. Person, Jr.9 

„ J 897. Thomas Perkins. 9 

Person. ». < g g Samuel Thompson.9 

GilmanC.* I g^g Daniel P.9 

Charles C.» r" 900. George Arthur.9 

J 901. Alfred. 9 

Alfred.* 1 902. Samuel. 9 

1^ 903. Henry W.9 

I 904. Charles William. 9 

Joseph Pike.* } 905- Joseph Pike. 9 

Luther.* ( 906. Edward Morris. 9 

Moody.* 907. Augustus Jackman. 9 

Gardner Spoflord.* , ^g j^„ther.9 

^^'"?"^,r u^u ■ 8 ■ ■ ■ ( 9°9- Thomas Carleton.9 

Zerah Washburn.* ^ ^ ' 

Stephen.* ( 910. Charles Louis. 9 

Samuel Armstrong.* . . \ 911. Waldo Luther.9 

Henry Augustus.*. . . . 912. Charles Henry.9 

Salathiel Washburn.* 

William Wallace.' 

Norman M.* 913- Norman M., Jr.9 

George Leonard.* 

Roswell.* 914- Charles.9 

Harry B.* 

David D.* 

Roswell Willard.8 


William Hutchinson.* . giJ- William. 9 

George Hallett.* ^^ James.9 

James Edwin. 8 ( g,^ p^^^^^ Hallett.9 

William." ( g_ William Joseph.9 

AmasaWilham* f George Arthur.9 

William Riley.' .... J ^^^ ^dwin Riley.9 

921. Albert Henry.9 

_ . . T^. a ,922. Benjamin Pierce, Jr.9 

Benjamin Pierce.* . . . | ^^^ Charles Paine.9 

^ - , . 5 924. Franklin Pierce. 9 

James Steele.* I g^^ Benjamin Pierce.9 

Gilman.s ^ 926. William G.9 

J°!}"' . , 927. William Wallace.9 

Wilham.* I g28. Lewis Hiram.9 

. ^ ^ „ \ 929. Albertus A. 9 

Au|^'^tus G.* . • . • . I 930. Wilmot R.9 
William Franklin. 8 ( ^^ 

George Abrams.* , j^ ^ Franklin.9 

Gilbert Nichols.8 . . . .{ ^^ 'q^J^^ Gilbert.9 

Benjamin Franklin.* . . ( 933. Nathan Gilbert.9 

( 934. William Atwell.9 



Eighth Generation. 

500. CYRUS,8 (Israel,' Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Lunenburg, Vt. about June, 
1806, m. Eliza Ann Mudgett. He was a machinest, but ex- 
ceedingly fond of books, a wide reader and interested in 
literary matters generally. He zvould take time and thought 
and money to gratify these tastes and advance the intellectual 
life of his family. He lived in Prospect, Maine until middle 
life, and there all his children except William were born. He 
then went West. Resided a good while at Watertown, Wis. 
where he d. about 1877. *■ 

I. ELIZA ANN,8 b. May 7, 1827, m. at Prospect, Me. June 30, 
1844, Gooduig Grant. Children: (i) Wilbur Grant, (2) Medora 
Grant, (3) Eldora Grant, (4) Elvena Grant, (5) Frank Grant, 
(6) Hurlbert Grant. 
Sio. n. CALVIN,9 b. Sept. 3, 1829. 

811. ni. ELDEN HARTSHORN,^ b. Jan. 6, 1832. 

812. IV. CYRUS,'-» b. Jan. 28, 1834. 

V. WILLIAM FRANKLIN,9 b at Lunenburg, Vt. Sept. 3, 1837, 

d. unmarried, at Milwaukee, Wis. Aug. 31, 1885. 

VI. JOHN MUDGETT,^ b. July 19, 1839, d. unmarried, Sept. 15, 


50 1 . ISRAEL CHAPIN,s (Israel," Eliphalet,« Joseph,^ 
Daniel,* Daniel, ^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. Jan. 1811, m. in Guild- 
hall, Vt., Althea Perkins, b. Oct. 11, 1813, d. Jan. 28, 1889. 
He engaged in mercantile business in Vermont, and con- 
tinued till the time when the " New England Company," of 
which his father was a prominent member, removed to Wis- 
consin, in 1838. With his wife and two small children, he 
joined in the movement, and opened his " department store," 
in Beloit. His body was never vigorous, but with admirable 
thrift, industry and care he achieved success. He gave much 
time to the education of his four daughters. 


He was prized while living and mourned at his death ; and the legend 
on his tombstone, " So He giveth his beloved sleep," expresses the feeling 
of friends cencerning him. 

" And when that brave soul conquered 
Casting its bonds away. 
The church bells all were ringing, 
For it was Sabbath day. 
There, where his spirit lingers, 
Is home and rest and peace, — 
Enough to make a heaven ; 
Death was the soul's release." E. C. R, 

He d. April 20, 1856. 


I. ELLEN MARIA,9 b. Jan. 30, 1836, m. Sept., 1854, John Ard 

Gordon. She d. July 21, 1895. Child: Fred Alexander Gor- 
don, b. Aug., 1859, ™- Katrina Woodworth. 

II. EMMA,9 b. Sept, 26, 1837, m. Sept. 3, 1861, John Randolph 

Reigart,h. Nov. i, 1830, d. April 13, 1891. Children: (i) Ellen 
Gordon Reigart, b. Nov. 18, 1862, d. Sept., 1863, (2) Henry 
Howard Reigart, b. July 10, 1864, d. April 16, 1871, (3) Annie 
Slaymaker Reigart, b. Feb. 16, 1866, (4) Fred Gordon Reigart, 
b. Jan. 9, 1868, (5) Susan Brinton Reigart, b. Oct. 10, 1872, m. 
Benjamin Bingham. 

III. ELIZABETH DOLE,^ b. Aug. 29, 1839, m. Nov. 28, 1865, 

James R. Jones. 

IV. EUDORA MARIA,9 b. March 4, 1841, m. Feb., i?>6i, Harris 

Willetts, who d. March 31, 1897. Children : (i) Mary Willetts, 
b. April, 1862,(2) John Willetts, (3) Nellie Willetts, (4) James 

502. STEPHEN HARDING/ (Israel," Eliphalet,^ 
Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. Dec. 4, 1812, 
m. in Lunenburg, Vt. March 27, 183 1, Chloe Ann, dau. of 
Samuel Webb, a wealthy farmer of Lunenburg, Vt., b. April 
II, 1811, d. March 22, 1879. 

He rem. to Wisconsin with the family party, and removed 
in 1843 to Mt. Morris, 111. With great spiritual force and 
christian zeal he would have entered the ministry had not ex- 
treme deafness come upon him. But his whole life was gen- 
erous, helpful, comforting to others, and he was a very 


active member of the church. His wife was spared to him 
almost half a centur}- from their wedding-day, and he lived 
to see many descendants. He d. Jan. 4, 1894. 


813. I. EDWIN M0NTG0MERY,9b. Aug. 10, 1831. 

814. II. CARLTON RUTHVEN,9 b. May 3, 1834. 

in. HANNAH .MARIA,^ b. June 24, 1836, m. Jan. 2, 1862, John 
Page, who was b. at Hampton, N. H., Jan. 22, 1835, d. Oct. 9, 
1863. Their home was at Mt. Morris, 111. Child: Edward 
Carlton Page, b. May 29, 1863. He grad. from Northwestern 
University in 1888, and was instructor in the Preparatory De- 
partment; was assistant superintendent of schools for Ogle co., 
111. 188S-1893. Is a member of the Am. Academy of Political 
and Social Science ; has been a lecturer in American History 
and Literature, and is now an Associate in History in the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 

IV. CAROLINE PRISCILLA,9 b. July 9, 1838, m. Feb. 1864, 
Joseph M. Piper, b. near Sharpsburg, Maryland, Oct. 31, 1838. 
Residence, Mt. Morris, 111. 

V. ALMA ANZ0NETTA,9 b. Aug. 5, 1S40, m. Oct. 1864, Elihu 

B. Smith. Children: (i) Emma Viola Smith, b. March 22, 
1866, (2) Flora Alma Smith, (3) Josie Ella Smith, (4) OUie May 
Smith, (5) Clyde George Elihu Smith, b. Aug. 1874, i"- Aug. 
1896, Minnie Maud Weddell ; (6) Lester Clarence Smith. 

815. VI. JAMES BRADFORD,^ b. March 28, 1843. 
vn. OSMYN IRVIN,9 b. June 26, d. Nov. i, 1845. 

816. VIII. GEORGE SHEPARD,9b. Jan. 12, 1847. 

817. IX. CHARLES WALD0,9 b. Aug. 8, 1849. 

X. JOSEPHINE HILL,» b. May 21, 1854, d. Oct. 8, 1872. 
XI. ELLA AMELIA,9 b. Aug. 31, 1857, d. Feb. 27, 1872. 

503. GEORGE CHESLEY,8 (Daniel," Eliphalet,^ 
Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,''' Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Lunenburg, 
Vt. Dec. 29, 1817, m. Jan. 5, 1843, Elizabeth Gates. 
He d. at Port Byron, 111. Sept. 28, 1854. 

I. FRANK," b. Dec. 14, 1846, d. at Colorado Springs, Colo, in 1896. 

818. II. LOUIS L.," 1). Aug. 29, 1849, m. Cora Reynolds of Haverhill, 

Mass. Child: George,^" b. Nov. 14, 1879. 


504. CHARLES J AMES, 8 (Daniel/ EHphalet,^ Joseph,^ 
Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b, at Lunenburg, Vt. 
March 24, 1823, m. April 2, 1849, Drusilla Chase of Par- 
sonsfield, Me. He grew up on the broad farm of his father, 
but started out in 1849, ^^^ made his home in Boston. He 
manufactured furniture and built some buildings there, — and 
still retains some real estate in the city. In 1895 he erected 
a four story, brick block of stores, at the thriving town of 
Rumford Falls, which he still owns. He has purchased a 
small farm near Sabbath Day Lake in Poland, Me. and re- 
sides there. He has gathered a large amount of matter 
regarding the Lunenburg group of Cheneys. 

505. NATHAN CLUFF,8 (Daniel,' Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ 
Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Lunenburg, Vt. 
April 19, 1826, m. Oct. 3, 1850, Miranda Powers. She 
survives her husband. 

He enlisted Dec. 2, 1861, in co. K. of the 8^^ reg. Ver. 
Vol. Inf., as musician ; became i®* sergeant. Reenlisted Jan. 
5, 1864, i^' lieut. of CO. K. Died Oct. 21, 1864, of wounds 
received in the action of the nineteenth at Cedar Creek, Va. 

S19. I. GEORGE FREDERICK,^ b. Nov. 7, 1854,111. Persis Peabody, 
who d. in New Orleans, La. June 3, 1895. He resides at St 
Johnsbury, Vt. 
n. CORA CLARINDA,9 b. Jan. 18, 1856, m. June i, 1884, George 
Fish Adams^ M. D., of West Derby, Vt. Children: (i) George 
Cheney Adams, b. at Livermore, Me. Jan. 8, 1888, (2) Irving 
Robert Adams, b. at W. Derby, Vt. Dec. 8, 1892. 
m. LEWETTA MI RAND A,^ b. July 16, 1861, m. March 3, 1890, 
Elden Ezra Pierce of Lancaster, N. H. Children : (1) Clarence 
Cheney Pierce, b. in Berlin, N. H. July 19, 1891, (2) Harris 
Cecil Pierce, b. in Berlin, N. H. May 21, 1895. 

506. LYMAN,8 (James,^ Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. at Chnton, Me. in 1820, m. 
April 14, 1844, Eunice, dau. of James and Mary (Wheeler) 
Fry, b. in 1822. He is a farmer, residing in Clinton, Me. 

«2o. JAMES FRANKLIN,9 b. Feb. 22, 1845. 


507. DANIEL,8 (Joseph,- Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel/ 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, 1) b. at Sanford, Me. Oct. 23, 1814, 
m. i^S Sept. 25, 1836, Sarah, dau. of Alpheus and Catharine 
(Hill) Fernald, of Newfield, b. Sept. 25, 1808, d. Dec. 31, 
1865. He m. 2*^, March 13, 1866, Betsey, dau. of Thomas 
and Eunice Hill of Sanford, b. Feb. 8, 1817, d. March 7, 
1876. He m. 3"^, June 19, 1876, Jane, dau. of Mark and 
Huldah Chase, of Sanford, b. Oct. 9, 183 1. 

He did the "chores" and got the "schooling" of the average country 
boy; then worked in a calico-printing establishment until he became fore- 
man of the printing department, and continued some time in Cotton manu- 
facturing. Was sometime clerk of the Free Baptist Church, selectman and 
assessor in 1S51. Removed in 1852 to a farm in Parsonsfield, Me. where 
he now resides. 


821. I. MARTIN JOSEPH,^ b. April 16, 1842. 

822. II. LUTHER ALPHEUS,9 b. Jan. 22, 1845. 

508. J AMES, ^ ( Joseph, 7 Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Dan- 
iel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Sanford, Me. June 18, 1818, m. 
Dec. 31, 1838, Mary D. Evans, who was born in Saco, Me. 
April 25, 1809, and d. April 4, 1891. Mr. Cheney d. Aug. 
9, 1881. The whole family have resided at Sanford, Me., 
except Daniel P., who has removed to Salem, Mass. 

I. EMILY ANN,9 b. Sept. 19, 1839, m. Dec. 25, 1856, George IV. 

II. MARY JANE,9 b. Sept. 7, 1841, m. Oct. 8, 1S72, James W. 

823. III. DANIEL F.,0 b. Dec. 5, 1843, m. Dec. 18, 1866, Mary Augusta 

IV. ABBY F.,'-' b. Oct. 8, 1850, d. Dec. 14, 1861. 

509. JOSEPH NELSON,^ (Benjamin,' Joseph," Joseph,^ 
Daniel,'* Daniel,^ Daniel,''^ John,^) b. in Sanford in 1817, m. 
Mary Ann, dau. of Alpheus and Catharine (Hill) Fernald, 
of Newfield, b. in 1817, d. at Beverly, in 1889. He resided 
in Sanford. He d. in 1875. 



824. I. HORACE JAMES,9b. Nov. 19, 1842. 

II. OLIVE AUGUSTA,^ b. in 1846, m. Jan. 4, 1872, Charles H. 
Lewis, son of John A. and Martha Lewis of Newburyport. 
Children: (i) Charles Lewis, (2) Gertrude Ellen Lewis; the 
latter is a school teacher at Newburyport. 

825. III. ANSEL JOSEPH,^ b. March 24, 1850. 

826. IV. WILSON STEPHEN,^ b. July 5, 1854. 

V. KATE,9 b. in 1856, d. 1862. 
VI. MARTHA ELLEN,9 b. in i860, d. 1862. 

510^ JAMES WILLIAM,^ (James,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ 
Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Newburyport, Oct. 
22, 1826, m. July 26, 1848, Sarah Lovell, dau. of Benjamin 
and Betsey (Safford) Pratt, b. July i, 1825. He was edu- 
cated in the Newburyport schools, and learned the trade of a 
silver-worker. He began to show remarkable musical talent 
at a very early age ; was a choir boy in St. Paul's church at 
13 ; applying himself to the organ he was soon organist at 
that church, where his grandfather, Nathaniel Bayley, and 
his great-grandfather, Daniel Bayley, had played before him. 
In March, 1869, Mr. Cheney was chosen deputy sheriff, a 
position he filled a number of years ; and for many years had 
charge of the county jail. He united firmness and gentleness 
in a high degree ; his presence was striking and impressive, 
and his administrative ability was good. He was a promi- 
nent Free Mason. He died Sept. 22, 1878. Mrs. Cheney still 
resides in Newburyport. 


827. I. JAMES WILLIAM,9 b. Jan. 22, 1849. 

n. HARRIET PRATT,^ b. Aug. 11, 1850; m. Jan. 20, 1881, Dr. 
Benjamm Herbert Yojing of Rochester, N. H. ; child : James 
Herbert Young, b. May 31, 1882. They live in Rochester. 
III. ANNIE NUTTING,9b. July4, 1851. 

ail. GEORGE AUGUSTUS,8(James,7Joseph,6Joseph,5 
Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Newburyport, Aug. 
4, 1832, m. Jan. 26, 1855, EHzabeth, dau. of Joshua and 


Anna (Wiley) Coffin, b. Jan. 26, 1836. Her father was the 
celebrated author of the History of Newbury. She still re- 
sides in the quaint homestead in Newburyport which was his 
residence for A'ears. Mr. Cheney was a machinist; superin- 
tended the work of putting shafting and gearing into cotton 
factories, etc. Was in government employ at Charlestown 
Navy Yard during the War of the Rebellion. Afterward re- 
turned to Newbur3'port, where he carried on a machine shop. 
Later was master mechanic of the Peabody Mill Corporation. 
He d. Dec. 9, 1886. 


I. FANNIE TOPPAN,» b. Jan. 10, 1856, m. March 15, 1S76, 
Philip Henry Creasey, of Newburyport. Children : (i) George 
Edwin Creasey, b. Dec. 31, 1876, (2) Ethel Wiley Creasey, b. 
April 10, 1880. 

n. BESSIE BAILEY,9 b. Nov. 14, 1859, m. May 9, 1883, Harry 
Furbur Whiion.oi Somerville, b. Dec. 29, 1856. Child: Eliza- 
beth Coffin Whiton, b. Feb. 11, 1885. Mrs. Whiton d. Feb. 
20, 1SS5. 

5 I 2. CHARLES EDWARD,^ (James,7Joseph,6 Joseph,^ 
Daniel,'* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John, i) b. in Newburyport, June 5, 
1840, m. in 1858, Mary E., dau. of Andrew and Mary 
(Scott) Robbe, of Stoddard, N. H. He went to sea in his 
younger days ; then learned the trade of machinist. Res. in 
Chicopee Mass., and Stoddard and Hancock, N. H. 

I. ADDIE A.,'* b. in Stoddard, Aug. 14, 1859, "i- Alanson Hill. 
828. n. CHARLES W.,9 b. July 25, 1861. 

519. DANIEL, 8 (Joseph," John,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* 
Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Lunenburgh, Vt. Feb. 6, 
1806, m. Mary, dau. of Lemuel and Hannah Cook of Guild- 
hall, Vt. b. Aug. 5, 1805. 

529. I. LEONARD CUTHBERT,^ m. Sarah Hinch. Children: 
Blanche,i« Lulu," Cuthbert,i» Lottie,!" Clifton.^o He is 
a joiner; lives at Laconia, N. H. 


II. MINERVA ANN,9 m. Sept. 20, 1857, Lewis L. Newman, of 
Barnet, Vt. Children : ( i ) Elbridge Gerry Newman, (2) Lillie 
Nora Newman, (3) Pearl Abel Newman. Residence, East 
Barnet, Vt. 

520. CHARLES,^ (Henry,^ John,^ Joseph,^ Daniel/ 
Daniel,3 Damel,^ John,i) b. at Guildhall, Vt. Nov. 28, 1818, 
m. Feb. 22, 1841, at Granby Vt. Eleanor Barrows, b. in 
Dalton, N. H. Feb. 28, 1822. He was in the lumber business 
a number of years ; since 1882 has been a farmer. He made 
his home at Granby Vt. for some years ; afterward at Lunen- 
burg, Vt. Resides now at West Auburn, Me. He served 
three years in the War of the Rebellion. 


I. LORENA P.,9 b. Jan. 4, 1842, m. Dec. 4, 1862, Benjamin 

Abbot, of Lunenburg Vt. ; she d. Sept. 20, 1887. 
11. GUY,9 b. Oct. 27, 1843, d. Dec. 28, 1863. 

III. PHEBE J.,9 b. Jan. 9, 1845, m- July i4) 1870,/- B. Richardson, 

d. July 16, 1874. 

IV. CHARLES,^ b. Aug. 24, 1846, d. Feb. 6, 1847. 

V. AMELIA,^ b. Nov. 29, 1847, m. Jan. 9, 1871, Nelson B. Bing- 

VI. SARAH A.,9b. Oct. 19, 1848, m. April i, 1871, Webster B. 

vii. MARY J.,9 b. Aug. 6, 1852, d. Sept. 1853. 
VIII. MILLARD FILLM0RE,9 b. May 8, d. Aug. 8, 1853. 
IX. FANNY M.,9 b. Dec. i, 1854, m. Dec. i, 1873, Samuel Pullen. 
X. HENRY A.,9 b. March 29, 1856, d. Jan. 25, 1864. 
XI. CLARA E.,9 b. Nov. 24, 1858, d. Jan. 21, 1864. 
XII. WILLIE E.,9 b. Aug. 6, i860, d. Jan. 14, 1864. 

525- SAMUEL COLBY,s (Edward,^ Moses,^ Daniel,^ 
John,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. in Kingston, N. H. Oct. 
7, 1816, m. at Newburyport Dec. 30, 1841, Martha, dau. of 
Abraham and Lydia (Babson) Babson, b. in Brooklyn, Me. 
Feb. 27, 1822, of an old Gloucester family. He is a machin- 
ist ; resides at Newburyport. 



830. I. JOSEPH EDWARD,»b. April 4, 1846. 

II. IDA MARIA BL00D,9 b. Aug. 23, 1848, m. Dec. 24, 1866, 
Albert H. Gilbert, son of Sylvester and Mary Ann (Randall) 
Gilbert, b. at Rye, N. H. May 19, 1844. Children: (i) Carrie 
Evelyn Gilbert, b. Feb. 25, 1868; (2) Ralph E. Gilbert, (3) Ida 
Maude Gilbert, (4) Eva Pearl Gilbert, d. young; (5) Estelle 
Gertrude Gilbert, b. Sept. 3, 1877. Mrs. Gilbert d. Jan. 8, 

831. in. ANSEL BROWN,^ b. Oct. 7, 1850. 

IV. MARTHA ELIZABETH,^ b. May 31, 1855, m. July 4, 1S77, 
Lyman Eugene Nutter, son of Geo. W. and Mary (Eaton) 
Nutter, b. in Salisbury April 13, 1856. Child: Eugene Colby 
Nutter, b. in May, i S79. They reside at Los Angeles, California. 

832. V. ROBERT C0LLINS,9b. March 31, 1857. 

833. VI. ALBERT KINSLEY,^ b. Aug. 21, 1866. 

526. WILLIAM ANGIER,8 (Edward,' Moses,^ Daniel,^ 
John,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Kingston, N. H. Sept. 
14, 1828, m. Nov. 25, 1849, Sarah T. Silloway, who d. Jan. 
2, 1858. He resided at Newburyport. He d. Feb. 11, 1880. 


I. HENRIETTA AUGUSTA,^ b. Dec. 8, 1850, m. William 

Clifford. Resides at Exeter, N. H. 
II. HARRIET,^ b. Nov. 4, 1852, d. young. 

527. JOHN CLARK,8 (Samuel,- Moses,'^ Daniel,^ John,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^ b. Oct. 12, 1813, m. i^\ in New- 
bury, Oct. 10, 1838, Mary S. Taylor. He m. 2'\ July 4, 
1850, in Newburyport, Alice, dau. of Andrew and Ellen 
Riley of Boston, b. in 1833. He was a sea-captain. He d. 
of paralysis, July 25, 1887. 

I. ABIGAIL ANN,o b. Sept. 8, 1840. 

II. MARY G0UGH,9 b. March 25, 1843. 

III. JOHN CLARK,9 I3 june 16, 1851. 

IV. ALICE A.,» d. Oct. 2, 1859. 


528- WILLIAM BAILEY,^ (Samuel,' Moses,^ Daniel,^ 
John,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, 1) b. April 19, 1815, in New- 
bury, m. in Newburyport, May 20, 1847, Abby, dau. of 
William and Frances Plummer, b. in Hartland, Me. in 1824. 
She d. July 15, 1876. 


834. I. WILLIAM BAILEY,^ b. July 9, 1848. 
n. HARRIET TAYLOR,^ b. Jan. 12, 1850. 

529. MOSES HALE,8 (Samuel,' Moses,^ Daniel,^ John,* 

Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Newbury, June 8, 1817, m. 

Alice H. . He d. in Newburyport, Sept. 19, 1887, of 



I. HENRY,9 b. June 16, 1843. 
n. LUCY RAY,9 b. Nov., 1844. 

53 I - WILLIAM ANGIER,8 (William Angier,^ Moses,« 
Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, i) b. in Newbury, Aug. 
10, 1831 ; m. Dec. 5, 1852, Florilla, dau. of John and Mary 
Severance, of Kingston, N. H. He removed to Worcester. 


835. I. GEORGE WILLIAM,9 b. in 1854. 

II. ARVILLA FRANCES,^ b. Dec. 11, 1856; d. April 13, 1872. 

III. FLORILLA S.,9 b. Feb. 11, 1858, m. i^t, July 7, 1880, Francis 

E. Gilbert, of Worcester, m. 2*, Sept. 1891, George H. Sawin. 

IV. DANIEL A.,9 b. Oct. 24, 1869. 

536. JOHN LORENZO,^ (John,' John,6Daniel,5John,4 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Weare, N. H. March 20, 
1816; m. I'*, Nov. 22, 1840, Cynthia B. Cram; she d. 
March 27, 1855 ; he m. 2^\ Oct. 7, 1857, Adelaide O. Baker, 
of Lowell. 

He worked with his father till he was 18 years of age ; 
then entered the Cotton mill and learned that business. He 
went to Lowell and there was in the employ of the Merri- 


mack Co. as overseer and superintendent about 25 years. 
He entered on the manufacture of spools, bobbins, &c. on an 
extensive scale, and became a prominent business man. Has 
been a public-spirited citizen ; on school board and other po- 
sitions of trust. 


I. SARAH,^ b. May 3, 1S42 ; graduated at the head of her class in 
the Lowell High School, then led her class at the Maplewood 
Institute, Pittsfield, Mass. Went as a teacher to the University 
at Seattle, Wash, in 1864; m. in 1867 Charles Willoughby, who 
was Agent at the Neah Bay Indian Reservation. Children: (i) 
Oliver L. Willoughby, b. July 25, 1869, (2) Adeline C. Wil- 
loughby, b. Sept. 28, 1871, (3) John E. Willoughby, b. Aug. 7, 
1874, (4) Joseph K. Willoughby, b. Oct., 1876, (5) Frederick 
Willoughby, b. in Oct., 1878. The family reside at Port Town- 
send, Wash. 

836. n. JOHN EUGENE,9 b. Feb. 12, 1846. 

in. EDWARDS,^ b. May 3, 1861; graduated from Harvard Univ. 

in 1882; has been a prominent officer of the city government of 

IV. FRANK P.,^ b. Jan. 14, 1866, was educated at Lowell High 

School and the Mass. Institute of Technology. Carries on the 

business of manufacturing boxes, cloth-boards, &c. in Lowell. 

540, DANIEL,^ (Daniel,' Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b, \^ Sutton, N. H. Oct. 10, 1818, 
m. May 5, 1842, Mehitabel Murdough, of Hillsboro, N. H. 
Resided in Hillsboro. He d. May 26, 1864 ; she d. July 10, 
1879 ^'^ Warner. 


I. NANCY M.,» b. May 16, 1843, m. May 4, 1861, John Dresser. 

837. II. CHARLES DANA,»b. March 17, 1846. 

in. SOPHIA S.,0 b. March 11, 1848; m. June 5, 1867, Charles E. 

Citmtnings^ of Sutton ; children : (i) Flora J. Cummings, b. Sept. 

5, 1868; (2) Arthur F. Cummings, b. April 8, 1872. Charles E. 

Cummings has been in the marble business, at Concord and 

at Nashua. 
IV. JENNIE O.,o b. May 6, 1850, d. Sept. 15, 1867. 
V. EMILY A.,» b. April 9, 1852, d. Sept. 11, 1853. 


VI, MYRA F.,9 b. Sept. 27, 1S54; m. Oct. 17, 1874, Geo. H. Morey, 
of Wilmot, and Concord, N. H. Child : Helen E. Morey, b. 
March 12, 1883. 

VII. GEORGE HENRY,9 b. June 3, 1857. 

VIII. EMMA A.,9 b. Oct. 10, 1861 ; m. July 26, 1883, Saimiel K. Page 
Esq., of Warner; child: Marion H. Page, b. Sept. 18, 1887, 

IX. DANIEL,^ b. July 10, 1864, d. June 10, 1876. 

54 1 . GEORGE SULLIVAN,^ (Nathaniel,- Nathaniel,^ 
Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. Aug. 30, 1825, 
m. May 2, 1848, Mary Jane, dau. of Oliver W. Flint, of 
Lowell ; b. Nov. 30, 1830. 

" At the age of seventeen he went to Lowell and obtained a situation in 
a grocery store. Unaided, he worked his way up to be chief proprietor of 
one of the largest grocery stores in Lowell. He was a member of the 
common council in 1867 and 1868; was chosen alderman in 1869. For 
many years served as auditor, and later was elected one of the city assessors. 
Was one of the directors of the Five Cent Savings Bank, from its forma- 
tion. He gained the reputation of being always just and kind to those in 
his employ. He was treasurer and one of the directors of the Universalist 
Church, of which he and Mrs. Cheney were honored members." 


I. SARAH LUCETTA,9 b. Dec. 11, 1849; m. Oct. 30, 1877, Wil- 
liam Alonzo Owen of Lowell. 
II. ELIZABETH WHITING,^ b. Oct. 5, 1856; m. Nov. 22, 1876, 
Walter J. Pettengill oi Lowell. Child: Brenda Cheney Petten- 
gill, b. June 20, 1878. 

543. TIMOTHY,^ (Timothy,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Saugus Point, N. Y. 
Resided some years in Rising Sun, Wis. and d. Aug. 2, 
1885, at Wilmot, N. Y. 


11. MARY S.9 IV. TIM0THY.9 

545. WAIT STEVENS,^ (Silas,' Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John, i) b. Feb. 3, 1822, m. Nov. 
19, 1845, Mrs. Clarissa S. Gray, dau. of Reuben and Mary 
F. (Smith) Bean, of Sutton. Resided in East Corinth, Me. 



I. CHARLES A.,9 b. Sept. 17, 1846. 

II. NELLIE M.,9 b. Dec. 1848. 

III. MATTIE J.,9 b. Dec. 16, 185 1. 

IV. NETTIE J.,9 b. July 20, 1853. 
V. HATTIE E.,9 b. Sept. 25, 1855. 

VI. HOBART W.,9 b. July 20, 1857. 
VII. FRANK S.,9 b. Dec. 14, i860. 

547. THOMAS, 8 (Jonathan,- Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel, 2 Daniel, ^ John,^) b. Aug. 14, 1805, m. March 25, 
1828, Abigail, dau. of James and Abigail (Noyes) Ferren, 
of Warner, N. H. In 1836 he rem. to Cambridge, Mass. 
and engaged in the business of Soap-making ; was a suc- 
cessful and esteemed citizen. He d. in Cambridge May 29, 


1. ELIZABETH,^ b. Nov. 2, 1829,111. Dec. 31, \%\(>, James Corliss 
Davis of Cambridge, b. in Orford, N. H. Oct. 12, 1820, d. in 
Cambridge, March 25, 1888. He was a successful manufacturer 
of soaps, having commenced the business in connection with 
Mr. Cheney. 

He made his name famous in his line of goods. He was 
elected to the office of councilman and alderman repeatedly, 
and had much influence in city affairs ; was a prominent Mason. 
His funeral was conducted by the pastor of Congregational 
church of which he was an attendant. Children: (i) James 
Henry Davis, b. Aug. 27, 1848, (2) Elizabeth Jane Davis, b. 
Aug. 26, 1850, (3) Abbie Laurette Davis, b. May 30, 1853, (4) 
Ella Hattie Davis, b. Nov. 2, 1856, (5) Florence Eda Davis, b. 
Feb. 3, 1859, (6) Charles Dickinson Davis, b. March 3, i860, 
(7) George Brinton Davis, b. May 24, 1864, (8) Fred Claussen 
Davis, b. Oct. 9, 1867. Mrs. Elizabeth (Cheney) Davis d. Aug. 
23, 1872. 

III. ABBIE NOYES,» b. May 9, 1835, m. March \Zsi, Frank- 
lin Joachim Brazier, b. in Boston ; a Soap manufacturer in 
Cambridge. He d. Aug. 14, 1872. Children: (i) Ada Mel- 
vina Brazier, b. Nov. 2, 1854, m. George H. Woodbury; (2) 
Franklin Sylvanus Brazier, b. May 4, 1856, d. Nov. 4, 1872; 


(3) Nellie Wadsworth Brazier, b. March 12, 1859, d. June 5, 
1877; (4) Charles Goodwin Brazier, b. Oct. 15, 1868, is with 
Fairbanks and Collins, hatters, in Boston ; (5) Caroline Camp- 
bell Brazier, b. Feb. 6, 1871, d. Jan. 24, 1888. 

838. IV. ALDEN DELAN0,9 b. Dec. 14, 1840. 

V. CLEMENTINA LAURIETTE,^ b. July 24, 1844, m. in Boston 
May 16, 1863, Albej-t E. Morey of Providence, R. I.; resides in 
Cambridge. Children : ( i ) Smith A. Morey, (2) Nellie Morey. 

648. JOSEPH,8 (Jonathan,' Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. March 10, 181 1, m. April 30, 
1837, Emeline Kenney, b. April 26, 1811. 

I. THOMAS,^ b. Jan. 26, 1838, d. in infancy. 

839. II. IRA D.,9 b. April 16, 1839. 

m. SARAH D.,^ b. March 22, 1842. 

IV. NANCY JANE,9 b. Sept. 12, 1844, d. in infancy. 

V. SUSAN ELIZA,9 b. Jan. 7, 1847, d. in 1848. 

VI. FRANK MARCUS,^ b. Dec. 29, 1853. He became a railroad 
conductor ; was killed in an accident on the Boston and Maine 
R. R. at Wilmington. 

VII. FERMER 0SMER,9 b. May 18, 1857, d. in infancy. 

557. LYMAN HARRIMAN,8 (William,^ Jonathan D.,^ 
Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i ^ ^_ -y^ Henniker, 
N. H. July 6, 1835, rn- May 19, 1857 Lisette M. Smith, of 
Weare, N. H., "an excellent mother." He was a farmer 
and butcher and a kind man. He w^as a sergeant in the 7*'* 
N. H. Infantry in the Civil War. He d. of consumption, 
March 21, 1882 in Georgia, whither he had gone in hope of 
recovery. The wife d. at Newbury, N. H., Sept. 15, 1870. 


840. I. GEORGE WILLIAM,^ b. in Weare, N. H., May 7, 1859. 
II. A daughter, d. in infancy. 

841. III. JOHN FITZ,9 b. Oct. 21, 1866. 


558. GILBERT JACKMAN,^ (William,- Jonathan D.,^ 
Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Weare 
N. H. Dec. 24, 1839, ^"- ^^C' 24, 1862, Lydia W. Chad- 
wick, of Sutton, N. H. He d. in 1894. 


I. HATTIE A.,9 b. May 26, 1864; m. George A. Cilley. Children: 

(I) IMattie W. Cilley. (2) Emma A. Cilley. 
n. DELMA A.,^ b. Aug. 30, 1866 ; m. IVmfredB. Cilley. Children: 
(i) Alston F. Cilley, b. Jan. 12, 1868; d. Aug. 6, 1870, (2) 
Rebecca B. Cilley, b. April 18, 1871 ; d. Jan. 29, 1873, (3) Amy 
M. Cilley, b. May 26, 1S73, (4) Walter A. Cilley, b. Nov. 17, 
1876, (5) Willie P. Cilley, b. Sept. 26, 1880. 

559. HIRAM BEMENT,8 (Jonathan,' Jonathan Dustin,6 
Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Bradford, 
N. H. Dec. 16, 1834, "^- Ju"^ 29, i860, Sarah Shaw, b. in 
Newbury Feb. 17, 1835. ^^ removed from Bradford to 
Newbury, N. H. with his parents when eight years of age ; 
made good use of the privileges of the common schools, and 
became a teacher. At twenty-two was elected a member of 
the Superintending School Committee. Was selectman from 
1889 to 1891 ; president of the Bradford and Newbury Agri- 
cultural and Mechanical Association for six years, 1886- 
1892 ; is a trustee of the Guarantee Savings Bank of New- 
port, N. H. Is a well-to-do farmer. 


842. I. EDSON HIRAM,9b. June9, 1862. 

843. II. WESTON," b. July 29, 1867. 

III. EDNA MAY,9 b. Sept. 11, 1877. 

560. MARK WILDER,^ (Jonathan,^ Jonathan Dustin,^ 
Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,2 John, 1) b. in Bradford, 
N. II. Oct. 24, 1838, m. Sarah Cordelia Morse, of Newbury, 
N. H. He is a farmer, residing in Newbury. No children. 

561. CHARLES ME R VI N,^ (Ebenezer,^ Jonathan 
Dustin,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Daniel, ^ Daniel,^ John\) b. at 
Bradford, N. H. Aug. 12, 1846, m. in Cambridge Sept. 15, 


1875, Emma Maud, dau. of Bernard and Almira L. (Clark) 
Garagan, b. in Boston July 29, 1852. He resides in Reading. 

I. MAUD ACHSA,9 b. Nov. 26, 1876, d. Jan. 23, 1896. 
n. BERNARD EBEN,^ b. April 27, 1881. 
m. CHARLES MERVIN,^ b. June 7, 1887. 
IV. ISAAC CLARK,9 b. March 4, 1889. 

562. AUSTIN HERBERT,^ (Ebenezer,^ Jonathan D.,^ 
Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. at Bradford, 
N. H. July 28, 1855, m. Nov. 24, 1881, Addie Augusta dau. 
of George and Nancy Rand, b. in Warner, N. H. in 1857. 
He resides in Bradford, N. H. Mrs. Cheney does good ser- 
vice on the School Committee of the town. 

563. EDWIN LYMAN,8 (Lyman," Jonathan D.,6Daniel,5 
Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. Oct. 26, 1838, m. Nov. 
5, 1861, Mary Augusta, dau. of David and Mary (Dorr) 
Brown of Sutton, b. Feb. 12, 1841. Resided in early life in 
Sutton, where he engaged in mercantile business. Removed 
in 1864 to Cambridgeport. Has been a dealer in Faneuil 
Hall Market for many years. 


844. I. HERBERT ELLSWORTH," b. April 5, 1863. 

II. LIZZIE GERTRUDE," b. March 17, 1869, m. in Jan. 1891, 
, Walter G. Davis of Cambridgeport. 

III. GRACE EVELYN," b. Feb. 11, 1872; d. Nov. 14, 1885. 

IV. FRANK ELMER," b. Nov. 27, 1874. 

564. FRANK TAPPAN,8(Lyman,7JonathanD.,6Daniel,5 
Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. Oct. 17, 1854, '"^' 
April 28, 1876, Jennie R. Walker, of Sutton, N. H. He 
lived upon his father's farm near Long Pond, later upon that 
of his step-father, Francis Blaisdell. In 1887 removed to 
Pembroke, N. H. where he now resides. 


I. ARTHUR FRANK,^ b. June 6, 1877. 
II. EDITH MAY,9 b. May 9, 1881 ; d. Oct. 8, 1881. 

III. HAROLD FRANCIS,^ b. Nov. i, 1883. 

IV. EVA MAY,9 b. Nov. 5, 1885. 

V. WALTER FREMONT,9 b. Feb. i, 1897. 

565. MORRIS MILLER,8 (Luther,' Thomas,^ Daniel,^ 
Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John, i) b. in Deering, N. H. July 
29, i860, m. Jan. 24, 1884, Lillian E. King; she d. Sept., 
1889. He is a citizen of Bennington, N. H. 

I. NINA B.,9b. Jan. 23, 1886. 

569- CHARLES WILLI AM,8 (Charles Winiam,^ 
Thomas,^ Daniel,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in 
Goffstown, N. H. Oct. 10, 1842, m. Nov. 8, 1866, Emily 
Burbank, dau. of George and Luc}'^ (Sanborn) Hunkins, of 
Sanbornton, N. H. He resides in Manchester, N. H. 

I. LUCY L0UISA,9 m. Mr. Putney, resides at E. Andover. N. H. 
II. GEORGIA MAY,^ is a teacher in the public schools. 

570. CLEVELAND JEFFERSON,^ (Cleveland Jeffer- 
son,' Thomas,*^ Daniel,^ Thomas,'* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) 
b. in Lowell in 1846, m. Isabel Smith, of Lowell. Resides 
in Lowell. Has been superintendent of streets for some time. 

571. HEZEKIAH H.,^ (Samuel,- Duston,^ Duston,^ 
Thomas,'* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) ^^ June 18, 1823, m. at 
Springtield, N. H. Eliza Ann Phelps. She d. June 3, 1894. 

I. LYDIA JANE,9 b. Sept. i, 1845 ; m. Cyrus A. George. - 
II. ANNA ELIZA," b. July 6, 1847; d. Aug. 16, 1849. 

III. \A7:L\1L ESTELLE," b. July 28, 1849; m. John F. Welch. 

IV. CHARLES CARROLL,ob. Aug. 11, 1851. 

V. LENNIE E. A.,9 b. May 24, 1856; m. /. Harlan Chase. 
VI. WILLIE HEZEKIAH,9 b. Feb. 22, i860; d. July 9, i86x. 


572. OSCAR DUSTON,8 (Ephraim Gile,^ Duston,^ 
Thomas,^ Thomas/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John/) b. in Plaistow, 
N. H. Dec. 29, 1845, m. Sarah Hunkins. A very well 
known physician of Haverhill. He conducted parties of 
Americans on European tours for a number of summers. 
He d. Oct. 29, 1896, at his home in Haverhill, much honored 
and lamented. 


I. ROLAND DUST0N,9 b. Feb. 17, 1875; d. in Naples, Italy, 

Feb. 20, 1880. 
n. LUELLA STONE,^ b. Oct. 28, 1876; d. in London, England, 
May 21, 1880. 

574. CUTTING CALEF,8 (Jesse,' Giles,^ Duston,^ 
Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Washington, Vt. 
Oct. 31, 1820, m. Feb. 10, 1846, Sarah Curtis, b. in Orange, 
Mass. Dec. 28, 1823. Residence, Washington, Vt. 

He is a thrifty and intelligent farmer ; has represented his 
native town in the state Assembly, and held local offices of 

I. LUCY ANNIE,9 b. Dec. 28, 1846, m. Nov. 14, 1867, William 
Einory Worthley, proprietor of a hotel at Washington, Vt. 
Children: (i) Daniel Emory Worthley, (2) Fred Ellis Worthley. 
11. EMELINE L0RETTA,9 b. Nov. 22, 1848, m. March 29, 1874, 
Eleazer Smith. Child : Leon C. Smith. 
845. ni. ORVILLE SANBORN,^ b. Sept. 11, 1850. 

IV. CLARA EMERY,9 b. Aug. 11, 1852, d. Sept. 9, 1871. 
V. FLORA ESTELLA,9 b. May 24, 1858, m. Jan. 29, 1889, Clay- 

ton B. Bigelow. He is a granite polisher at Montpelier, Vt. 
VI. LILLIAN DELIA,9 b. Oct. i, 1867, m. Oct. 30, 1888, Glen 
Herbert Bigelow^ son of the late George W. Bigelow, b. in 
Brookfield, Vt. Nov. i, 1863. He is an enterprising farmer; 
has been associated with his wife's father. Has been of great 
assistance in the gathering of facts concerning the Washington 

576. LUCIUS INGHAM,8 (Zadoc,' Giles,^ Duston,^ 
Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Washington, Vt. 
March 10, 1827, m. March 30, 1854, Susan Jefferds, b. in 


Chester, N. H. Resides at East Barre, Vt. Is station agent 
of the Railway co., a deacon in the Congregational church. 


I. VELMA K0SSUTH,9 b. April 19, 1S55, m. Adelbert Blanchard. 
Child : Rollo Kimball Blanchard. 
n. CORA ARDELLE,» b. April 3, 1858, m. Irving Bates. Chil- 
dren: (i) Ethel Ardelise Bates, b. July 20, 1879, (2) Vincent 
Alfred Bates, b. Aug. 30, 1S81, (3) Susie Jefferds Bates, b. Jan. 
30, 1888, (4) Beulah Cora Bates, b. Nov. 2, 1890. 
ni. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. July 14, i860, m. Hartwell Skinner. 
Child: Luna Skinner, b. Nov. 12, 1883. 

846. IV. HARLAN ISAAC,9 b. Feb. 9, 1866. 

580, FREDERICK PORTER,^ (Reuben Peasley,^ 
Giles,^ Duston,^ Thomas/ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. July 
II, 1828, m. Oct. 5, 185 1, Louisa, dau. of Capt. John H. 
Hill,* of Glover, Vt., b. June 16, 1829. They settled in 
Areola, Minn., remaining there some eight years. They 
then returned to Glover, Vt. He enlisted in the ii'^'' Vermont 
Infantry, (Co. K,) and served in the Civil War till wounded 
— shot through the body — at Cold Harbor, Va. He never 
fully recovered from the effects of that wound, yet accom- 
plished a great deal. He was superintendent of schools ; 
twice representative to state Legislature. Published for a 
time "The Green Mountain Kicker"; was an ardent patriot, 
charitable toward misguided opponents and intense in his 
hatred of conscienceless demagogues who lead the masses 
astray. He was a well-versed man, a writer of ability, a 
genial townsman and friend. He d. Dec. 25, 1896; the 
Mason Post, G. A. R. attended his funeral in a body. 


I. MARION.o b. May 10, 1854; deceased. 

847. II. REUBEN HOWARD," b. Feb. 14, 1856. 

848. III. FRED NELS0N,9 July 9, 1858. 

• John H. Hill was b. July 6, 1804, son of David Hill of Waterford, Vt. He m. at St. Johnsbury, 
Vt. Oct. n, 1827, Philinda, dau. of Daniel Fuller, a soldier of the Revolution; they removed to 
Areola, Minn, and d. there. 


IV. SOPHRONIA L0UISE,9 b. at Glover, Vt. June 4, 1866, m. 
July 23, 1889, Edwin D. Bickford, resides in Chester, Vt. He 
is a jeweller and optician. Children: (i) Marion Bickford, b. 
June I, 1891, (2) Howard Bickford, b. June 27, 1893. 

V. PHILINDA,9 d. in infancy. 

58 I . NELSON,^ M. D., (Reuben Peasley,' Giles,^ Dus- 
ton,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Barton, Vt. 
April 17, 1830, m. in 1855 Sarah McLellan, of Glover, Vt. 
He taught school a number of years, then studied medi- 
cine ; graduated at Philadelphia, and practised in Glover, 
Vt. and Georgeville and Beebe Plain, Province of Quebec. 
He died at B. Oct. 29, 1873, after a wide and successful 
professional life. No children. 

582. HENRY PAYSON,^ (Lyman,' Isaac^ Isaac^ 
Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, i) b. March 24, 1831 ; m. 
Helen Samantha, dau. of James and Lydia (Sanborn) San- 
born, of Sanbornton. Has been a paper manufacturer, 
residing in Lawrence, Mass. Removed to Franklin Falls, 
N. H. 


I. HENRIETTA ELIZA,^ b. Sept. 24, 1857; m. in 1877, Charles 
Couch, of Lawrence. 

n. FRANK WILSON,^ b. Sept. 19, i860, 
m. ADELIA BELLE,^ b. Dec. 9, 1861. 
IV. LILLIAN GERTRUDE,9b. Sept. 17, 1863. 

583. IS A AC, 8 (Lyman,' Isaac,« Isaac,^ Nathaniel,* 
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Groton, N. H. July 20, 1836, 
m. May 11, 1861, Sarah, dau. of Bradbury C. and Martha 
O. (Burleigh) Morrison, of Franklin, N. H. 

He rem. to East Minneapolis, Minn., and started the first 
paper-mill at St. Anthony's Falls, in i860, and continued 
in that business. children. 

I. HARRY MORRISON,^ b. May 10, 1864. 
n. JENNIE L0UISA,9b. Jan. 10, 1866. 

III. WILLIAM SAVAGE,9 b. Jan. 24, 1868, d. Oct. 12, 1871. 

IV. MARY M0ULT0N,9 b. Jan. 15, 1871. 
v. CHARLES WILS0N,9 b. May 25, 1875. 


584. DAVID FLETCHER,^ (Lyman,' Isaac,^ Isaac,^ 
Nathaniel,* Daniel,'^ Daniel, ^ John,\) b. in Franklin, N. H., 
Aug. 9, 1840: m. Nov. 24, 1864, Georgia I. Peabody, of 
Tilton, N. H. Resides in Lawrence. Is a paper-maker. 
He was 2<i lieut. of co. C, 9*^ N. H. V. I. in the war of the 
Rebellion, from Aug. 25, 1862 ; provost-marshal of Paris, 
Kv. in 1863-4 : wounded severel}^ at Petersburg, July 30, 
1864, and was therefore discharged in Nov. following. 


I. GEORGIA ALICE,9 b. Oct. 28, 1865. 
n. Infant, b., d. Aug. 10, 1869. 

585. LYMAN,^ (Lyman,- Isaac, ^ Isaac,^ Nathaniel,* 
Daniel,3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Franklin, N. H., Jan. 6, 1844, 
m. Nov. 2, 1876, Ma}' Prince, of Manchester, N. H. 

He served in the 9"' N. H. Inf. in the War of the Rebel- 
lion, participating in South Mountain, Antietam and Freder- 
icksburg, and other battles. 

Is a paper maker ; res. in Lawrence. 

586. ALLEN WILSON, 8 (Wilson,' Isaac,*^ Isaac,^ 
Nathaniel,'* Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ John,*) b. in Chelsea March 18, 
1838, m. Adelaide E. Falls, b. in Boston. 

Is in the Express business in Chelsea. 


1. FREDERICK ALLEN,« b. Nov. 22, 1858. 

II. WILLIAM WILSON,« b. Sept. 12, i860. 
III. ARTHUR CLIFF0RD,9b. Junes, 1871. 

587. ENOCH MINER WALDEN,^ (James P.,' Enpch,'^ 
Isaac,^ Nathaniel,'* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Canan- 
daigua, N. Y., April 12, 1830, m. Jan. 30, 1855, Julia M. 
Black. She d. at Amity, N. Y. in Oct. 1856. 

He enlisted in Co. D, 64th New York V. I. and served in 
the War of the Rebellion. 


He was wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862, 
and d. on the first of June following. 

849. SAMUEL HARVEY,9 b. May 17, 1856. 

590. Dr. CHARLES DEPEW,^ (Darwin,' Enoch,^ 
Isaac, ^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, ^)b. at Canandaigua, 
N. Y. Feb. II, 1855, m. Sept. 23, 1880, Eleanor Rouse, b. 
Oct. 27, i860. 

As a boy, Charles enjoyed good schools, and a home specially help- 
ful to education, his mother having been a teacher before her marriage. 
Leaving Canandaigua Academy at fifteen, he was placed with the leading 
dentist of the town (Dr. A. G. Coleman) " to learn the business." After ad- 
mirable training there, he took the course of the Philadelphia Dental Col- 
lege, graduating in 1 877. He entered the principal dental office of Hoboken, 
N. J., soon purchased the practice, and has gone on with success. Through 
all his life he has greatly enjoyed mechanical studies and pursuits, and has 
constructed many useful and convenient articles. 

I. EDITH,9b. June 10, 1881. 
II. ROBERT DEPEW,« b. May 11, 1884, d. May 25, 1884. 

III. CHARLES R0BERT,9 b. April i, 1887, d. May 15, 1890. 

IV. COLEMAN DEPEW,9b. Sept. 4, 1890. 

V. HEZEKIAH,o b. Aug. 3, 1892, d. March 11, 1893. 

591. ALFRED CONSTANTINE,8 (Albert Gallatin,^ 
David,^ Isaac, -5 Nathaniel,'^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in 
Groton, N. H. April 15, 1838. He m. Jan. 20, 1864, 
Adeline J., dau. of Samuel and Esther K. Hull. Three 
sons and a daughter were born to them, all of whom died in 
infancy. He d. July 13, 1893. From a New York journal 
we clip the following notice. 

Obituary. — Alfred C. Cheney, president of the Garfield National 
Bank, died on Thursday night at the Crosbyside Hotel, Lake George. 
Mr. Cheney had not been well for the last six months, but his condition 
was not considered serious. The exact nature of his sickness could not 
be learned last night, but it is supposed that he suffered from kidney 
trouble. His body will be brought to this city this afternoon, and the 
funeral will be held some time on Monday. 


Mr. Cheney was born in Groton, N. H., fifty-six years ago, and came to 
New-York when he was a small boy. He was first emploj-ed as an oflice 
boy in a large dry goods establishment, and subsequently he became well 
known in the drj' goods business. He was better known, however, as a 
banker. Besides being president of the Garfield National Bank, he was 
the president of the Garfield Safe Deposit Company. 

When the Nicaragua Canal Company was organized he was one of its 
active promoters, and was elected president of the Nicaragua Canal Con- 
struction Company. He was succeeded a few years ago by Warner Miller. 

He was a member of Lafayette Post, and served in a New York regi- 
ment in the war. He is well known in banking circles, and was noted for 
his great business ability. He was a Republican, and was always active in 
political campaigns. 

The news of his death was sent yesterday morning by his brother, A. 
O. Cheney, to ex-Congressman Burleigh, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. The 
officials at the bank were much surprised to hear of Mr. Cheney's death. 
They had not been informed that he was dangerously ill, and his sudden 
death was a great shock to them. 

592. WILLIAM HEATH, 8 (Albert Gallatin," David,^ 
Isaac, ^ Nathaniel,'^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. in Groton, 
N. H. Jan. 29, 1840, m. Feb. 14, 1866, Cordelia Maria, dau. 
of Dea. James Hunckins, of Ashland, N. H. 

As a boy of seven he was left fatherless, and at fourteen 
began to learn the business of farming, in a neighbor's house- 
hold. At eighteen he was working in the U.S. warehouse 
in Boston, Mass., and on the 25'^'' of November, 1858, re- 
ceived a spinal injury from which he never recovered fully. 
After his marriage he began housekeeping at Laconia, N. H., 
where he was engaged in the livery stable business. In Feb. 
1867 he removed to Sanbornton, N. li. where his son was 
born. Removed to Poughkeepsie, N. Y. April 19, 1875, 
and engaged in the Ice business. April 20, 1889 he re- 
moved to Wyoming, and engaged in ranching in the then 
new country. 

He was elected justice of the peace in 1890, 1891 and 1896. 
He became a Free Mason in Mt. Prospect Lodge, Ashland, 
N. H. and was duly transferred to Casper Lodge at Freeland, 
Wyoming where he now resides. Mrs. Cheney was chosen 
superintendent of schools from 1890 till 1894 for Natrona 


CO. Wyoming, established a system of education that has 
proved very efficient, and was thus the pioneer in a work of 
far reaching vahie. 


850. ALBERT GALLATIN,9 b. March 29, 1867. 

593. ALBERT ORION,8 (Albert Gallatin,- David,^ 
Isaac, ^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Groton, 
N. H., Jan. 15, 1842, m. June 3, 1875, Caroline, dau. of 
John V. and Jane E. (Bogardus) Adriance. 

He worked on a farm until he was fifteen years of age, 
then went into a store as a clerk and remained till the War 
of Rebellion broke out. He promptly enlisted. May 7, 1861, 
as a private in the 5"' N. Y. Vol. Infantry, and served 4 
years and 4 months. He was promoted several times, the 
last being on the battle-field in Virginia, when General Ord 
elevated him from i®* lieutenant to captain of the 127"^ U. S. 
colored troops. 

Since the war Mr. Cheney has resided in Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. ; is in the Provision Supply business on an extensive 
scale. Has served as alderman of the city, — now on his 
third term ; is president of the Merchants' Association. 

He is third " Captain Cheney" in direct line, his father 
and grandfather having held the office in New Hampshire 

I. HOWARD HEATH,9 b. Feb. 11, 1878. 
n. ELIZABETH ADRIANCE,^ b. Nov. 3, 1880. 
m. ALFRED CONSTANTINE,^ b. June 28, 1883. 

IV, CLARENCE 0RI0N,9 b. July 10, 1887. 

V. MARCY,9 b. April 4, 1890. 

594. LEWIS HOWARD,^ (Albert Gallatin,' David,^ 
Isaac,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. at Groton, 
N. H., Feb. 25, 1843, m. at Bloomington, 111. May 17, 1868, 
Mary EHzabeth, dau. of John and Nancy (Purdue) West, b. 
at Piqua, O., Sept. 15, 1848, d. at Wagon Wheel Gap, Colo., 


July 13, 1S92. She had just encamped, with a party of 
friends, for a two weeks outing, when a shot from a target- 
rifle accidentally struck and killed her. She was a woman 
greatly loved, ready for every good work, and was greatly 

Lewis Howard Cheney enlisted at the outbreak of the 
Rebellion, in Co. D, 4"* N. H. Vol. Inf. : served as corporal 
of his company at the siege of Fort Wagner, at Bermuda 
Hundred, Cold Harbor, the siege of Petersburg, Fort Fisher, 
and many other notable engagements. Was wounded at 
Deep Bottom. Narrowly escaped death in the explosion at 
Fort Fisher. Was Commissary sergeant when mustered out 
at the close of the war. He removed to Illinois ; afterward 
took up a Soldier's Homestead with a colony from Bloom- 
ington, 111. and vicinity, at Monte Vista, in the San Luis 
valley, Colo. 

I. ORION HOWARD,^ b. in 1869. 
n. ALFRED RANNEY,^ b. Feb. 4, 1884. 

John,^ Gertie Lovisa,^ Walter West^ and one other child d. in 

595. JOSHUA HEATH,8 (Albert Gallatin,- David,^ 
Isaac, '^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Groton, 
N. H., March i, 1847, m. at Plainheld, 111. Nov. 5, 1876, 
Charity L., dau. of John and Minerva (Smith) Bill. 





596. LUTHER CUMMINS,8 (Jonathan II.,' Dariiel,« 
Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,' Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, ^) b. Aug. 9, 
1821, m. Dec. 18, 1844, B. A. Smith, of Belmont, (N. H. 
or la.) Res. in Campton, N. II. and rem. to Bonaparte, 
Van Buren co. la. 



I. CHARLES W.,9 b. Oct. 3, 1845, d. Nov. 23, 1846. 
II. GEORGE L.,9 b. April 28, 1848. 
851. III. DANIEL W.,9 b. Feb. 11, 1851, m. Oct. 15, 1877, his second 
cousin, Elizabeth J., dau. of Nathan Smith '^ and Rebecca L. 
(Rice) Cheney. 
IV. ALICE E.,9 b. Dec. 12, 1852. 
V. EDWIN LUTHER,9 b. Oct. 17, 1854. 

597. BRADBURY T.,^ (Jonathan H.,' Damel,^ Na- 
thaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John, i) b. in Sanborn- 
ton, N. H., Feb. 26, 1833, m. March 26, 1856, Edith A. 
Peirce. Resided in Overton, Neb. A shoemaker and 

I. B. FRANK,9 b. Jan. 30, 1857. 
n. ELLA L.,9 b. March 19, 1859. 

III. HANNAH MAY,9 b. May 17, 1861. 

IV. ROSA A.,9 b. July 7, 1865. 
V. WILLIAM T.,9b. 1869. 

598. EDMUND M. ,8 (Jonathan H.,' Daniel,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Nathaniel,'* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Sanbornton, N. H. 
July 8, 1836, m. April 2, 1862, Sarah Carmean. Graduated 
at Mt. Pleasant, la. Became teacher of Geology at Gales- 
burg, 111. Resided afterward at Van Horn, Mo. A teacher 
and farmer. 


FLORENCE,^ b. June 26, 1867. 

604. JOHN VANCE,8 (Simeon Pease,^ Moses,^ Nathan- 
iel,^ Nathaniel,'* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Groveland, 
N. Y. Dec. 29, 1848 ; m. in 1876 Abbie Cheney, dau. of 
Charles Wesley and Elizabeth Ela (Cheney) Perkins, b. 
Nov. 18, 1851. 

He was trained in the public schools of Dorset, Vt., at 
Burton Seminary, Manchester, Vt., and at Temple Hill 
Academy, Genesee, N. Y. where he graduated, valedictorian, 
in 1866 ; read law in Woodstock, N. Y. three years ; was 


admitted to the bar at Haverhill, Mass. and afterward at 
New York city, where he began practice. He contributed 
some verses to Scribner's Magazine at the suggestion of Dr. 
Holland, then its editor. Seeking improvement in health, he 
removed to San Francisco, Cal., where, for seven years, he 
was librarian of the Free Public Library. While there 
his literary faculties were tinding expression, and his fame 
as a poet and essayist was widening. In December, 1894, 
he was honored with an invitation to take the position left va- 
cant by the world-renowned Poole, in the Newberry Library 
at Chicago. He accepted the offer and has done faithful ser- 
vice. Meantime the press has brought out the following 
works : "The Old Doctor" ; "Thistle Drift" ; "Wood Bloom" ; 
"The Golden Guess"; " Vinette" ; " A Redwood Idyll" ; 
"Queen Helen and Other Poems"; and "That Dome in 
Air". Part of the poems and essays in these volumes tirst 
saw the light in " Scribner's", " The Chautauquan", " The 
Overland" and other magazines. No student of the history 
of the Cheney family will fail to recall the fact that great 
pathos and line sensibility existed in Mr. Cheney's grand- 
father, who also showed the minstrel faculty on manj^ occa- 
sions ; that his father sung very sweetly "in numbers" as 
well as in tone ; and acquaintances of his mother notice in 
him the repetition of her spiritual insight and moral elevation. 
Nought of this, however, can diminish the credit due to him 
for the thorough scholarship and lofty artistic standards he 
has individually achieved ; making his mark in poetry and 
prose which has the spontaneity and liberty of a genius and 
the acuteness and discrimination of a faithful critic. 

Mrs. Cheney, showing fine musical traits in childhood, had 
careful training at home, and then spent six years in Europe, 
graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Stuttgart. She 
is a very successful teacher of the Piano. She has also ex- 
cellent literary attainments. 

1. JANET VANCE," b. Dec. 30, 1876. 
n. EVELYN HOPE," b. Sept. 19, i88l. 



605. ALBERT BAKER,^ (Simeon Pease,' Moses,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) ]^ j^ West 
Rupert, Vt, March 30, 1852, m. Elizabeth Harris, dau. of 
William Crandall and Frances Elizabeth (Sheldon) Hatch, 
of West Rupert. After careful training in music, along 
good lines, he became teacher of the Voice and the Piano at 
the Irving Institute, San Francisco, Cal., in his 21^' year. He 
also studied with the celebrated tenor, Owen. He returned 
to Vermont and taught at Rutland. Thence he came to the 
Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, where he is now a pro- 
fessor. Through all these years he has also delighted many 
audiences with his very meritorious singing and playing. He 
has recently issued a little book which commands the respect- 
ful attention of all musical people ; in which he sets forth a 
lofty theory of singing. The title of the work is " The 


I. ELIZABETH,^ b. Jan. 26, 1891. 
n. RUTH,9b. May 13, 1893. 

611. AMOS BURNELL,8 (Ephraim,- Ephraim,^ Eph- 
raim,^ Timothy,* John,-^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Rutland, Vt. 
Dec. 14, 1823, m. at Stockbridge, Vt. Oct. 2, 1843, Lucy Lyon 
Chamberlain. He lived at Rutland until 1852. He served 
in the 87*^ N. Y. Vol. Infantry in the War of the Rebellion ; 
was badly wounded at Antietam. Died at Manchester, la. 
Mrs. Cheney m. 2*^ at Rochester, Vt. Jan. 17, 1866, Stephen 


I. WILLIAM EDWIN,9 b. Jan. 24, 1845; left his home at the 
opening of the War of the Rebellion to enlist in the Federal 
army, and was seen once, by an acquaintance, wearing uniform 
and stating that he had enlisted ; but the name of the regiment 
was not learned and no word ever came back concerning him. 

852. n. ORLANDO ALPHONSO,^ b. June 28, 1846. 

853. m. THOMAS JEFFERSON,^ b. Sept. 27, 1847. 

IV. ELVIE LUCY,9 b. Nov. 3, 1849, d. at Fort Scott, Kansas, Nov. 
20, 1871. 


V. EMMA LAURA,^ b. June 7, 1852, d. May 27, 1S96. She was 
killed by the awful cyclone of May 20, 1896, at St. Louis, Mo. 
in the office of the Sawyer Mfg. Co. which was demolished by 
the tempest. 

612. AUGUSTUS BYRON,8 (Lucius Augustus,' Tim- 
othy,^ Timothy,^ Timoth}-,^ John,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. at 
Syracuse, N. Y. Aug. 7, 1S29, m. i^\ Dec. 9, 1858, Sarah 
A. Green, who d. at Syracuse ; m. 2'' widow Anna (Law- 
rence) Loucks. 

He is a farmer, near Syracuse, N. Y. 


I. CARRIE,9 b. i86q, d. in July, 1870. 
HI. NELLIE,9 b. March 12, 1865. 
IV. LILLIAN OLIVETTE," b. Feb. 10, 1867. 

V. GEORGIANA,» b. Oct. 20, 1869. 

6 I 3. LUCIAN HARRISON,^ (Lucius Augustus,' Tim- 
othy,*^ Timothy,^ Timothy,-* John, 3 Daniel, ^ John,i) b. at 
Syracuse, N. Y. Oct. 9, 1831, m. Dec. 23, 1857, Frances 
Celia, dau. of Lyman R. and Hannah (Smith) Averill, of 
Geddes, N. Y., b. June 16, 1836, d. March 2, 1888. 

He graduated at Albany Normal School July 2, 1852, as 
valedictorian of his class ; adopted the profession of teach- 
ing. Taught in his native state, also in Illinois, and at 
St. Louis, Mo. In 1872 was appointed Vice-principal of 
the state Normal School at Warrensburg, Mo., and the next 
year organized a Normal School (state) at Cape Girardeau, 
Mo. and became its hrst principal. This position he occu- 
pied until his accidental death at Rose Hill, Lee co. Va. 
July 14, 1876, while in attendance upon the Harvard Summer 
School of Geology. 

*'•' CHILDREN. .; 

I. ROBERT CAKLYLE," b. Dec. 29, 1859, at Syracuse, N. Y., 
d, Aug. 13, i860 at Joliet, 111. 
862. n. LYMAN AVERILL," M. D. b. at Joliet, 111. Jan. 26, 1S61, 
grad. at the Medical Department of the I'niversity of New York 
in 1882. Is a practising physician in the city of New York. 



863. III. GEORGE NELS0N,9 b. at Baldwinsville, N. Y., April 26, 

1S62; grad. at the University of Missouri. Is a lawyer in 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

864. IV. JEROME LUCIUS,^ b. at Baldwinsville, N. Y. June 18, 1863. 

V. JAMES HARRISON,^ b. at Baldwinsville, N. Y.Sept. 15, 1865, 
grad. at the State Normal School, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 
in 1884. Became a school-teacher. Was superintendent of 
schools at Bonne Terre, Mo. at the time of his death, Aug. 
31, 1889. 

VI. MARY ELLEN,'"] fd. Nov. 5, 1874. 

y b. Dec. 3, 1S66, i , ^^ 
VII. MYRA ELMA,9 J [d. Nov. 13, 1874. 

viii. CLARA ADELIA,9b. Nov. iS, 1871, at Webster Grove, Mo. 
d. Nov. 30, 1872, at Warrensburg, Mo. 

6 1 4. EDWARD ALONZO,8 (Lucius Augustus,' Tim- 
othy,^ Timothy, 5 Timothy,^ John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in 
Syracuse, N. Y. Oct. 2, 1840, m. Sept. 26, 1867, Hattie 
Reisinger, b. Aug. 13, 1841. He is a carriage-trimmer, 
residing at Syracuse, N. Y. 


MABELLE RHESA,9b. Jan.4, 1870. 

615. CLARENCE CHAPMAN,^ (Horatio Nelson,' 
Timothy,^ Timothy,^ Timothy,* John,3 Daniel,2John,i) b. at 
Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1834, ™- ^^ Chicago, IlL June 
16, 1874, Emma Clark, dau. of Philo Curtis and Robah C. 
(Willard) Weaver, born in the state of New York Jan. 15, 
1843. He passed his boyhood in Albany, N. Y., and 
remained with the Exchange Bank a dozen years — with pro- 
motions. In 1864, in conjunction with Mr. Charles Knick- 
erbocker of Albany, he started the Western Bank Note 
Company of Chicago, 111. and is today its president. 


I. KATE NELS0N,9 b. at Chicago, III, Oct. 7, 1875. 

II. NELSON WEAVER,^ b. at Chicago, III, Nov. 23, 1878. 
m. ISAAC GERALD,9 b. at Chicago, III, July i, 1881. 

6 I 7, GEORGE HIRAM,8 (Hiram Littlefield,' Eliakim,^ 
Timothy,^ Timothy,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Rutland, 


Vt. March 21, 1S32, m. Aug. 23, 1858, Ellen Reynolds, b. 
at Jamestown, N. Y. Sept. 15, 1839. -^^ ^ merchant. 

I. WILLIAM HENRY,9b. Oct. iS, i860. 
865. n. FREDERICK EDWARD,^ b. April 19, 1862. 

6 I 8. HENRY WARNER,8 (Hiram Littlefield,' EHakim,^ 
Timothy,^ Timothy,^ John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. at Rutland, 
Vt. June 19, 1840, m. Nov., 1865, Jane Eliza, dan. of Chris- 
topher M. and Narcissa B. (Clark) Davey of Fair Haven, 
Vt., b. at Rutland May 13, 1845. He is a merchant in 

I. FRANCES CAROLINE,-' b. Nov. 18, 1866. 
II. LOMA CLARK,9 b. June 22, 1868. 

III. MARY CURTIS,9b. Feb. 14, 1870. 

IV. LUCY DARY,9b. May 7, 1872. 
V. JENNY,^ d. in infancy. 

VI. GRACE MIN0T,9b. Aug. 11, 1877. 

VII. MARION AGNES,9 b. July i, 1879. 

VIII. ALBERT EDWARD,^ b. July, 1S82. 

619. ALBERT LOREN,8 (Loren Barney,' Hiram,^ 
Timothy,^ Timothy,'* John, ^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Greenwich, 
R. I. in 1S51, m. Sept. 3, 1879 Fannie E. Williams of Pitts- 

He went with his parents to Glens Falls, N. Y. when 8 
years of age ; at 23 was foreman of the " Republican "ofBce ; 
has published, successively, the Bridgeport (Conn.) Weekly 
Eagle, the Long Island News Letter, Babylon (L. L) 
Budget, Sayville (L. L) News, and is now editor and pub- 
lisher of the Brooklyn Record. 


620. ALBERT NELSON,^ (Albert Nelson,' Hiram,^ 
Timothy,"^ Timothy,'' John,'^ Daniel,'-^ John,^) b. at Glens 


Falls, N. Y. May 3, 1847, m. Oct. 10, 1872, Mary Louise, 
dau. of Enoch Huntington and Elizabeth Josephine (Beach) 
Rosekrans, b. June 4, 1847. Her father was of the Connecti- 
cut family of Huntingtons, and her mother a granddaughter 
of John and Elizabeth (Belknap) Warren descended from 
William^ Cheney of Roxbury through the Belknaps. 

Albert Nelson Cheney, Jr., studied at the Glens Falls 
Academy, at Great Barrington and Pittsfield, Mass., and 
graduated with honors from the Alexander Military Institute 
in 1865. In 1868 was fuel agent of the Bridger division of 
the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1870 began the study of the 
propagation of fish by artificial methods at Richland, N. Y. ; 
and, combining this knowledge with his practical observa- 
tions in the Adirondacks and elsewhere, began to write on 
the subject and on kindred themes for various periodicals. 
The U. S. government placed him on important commissions, 
and his native state recognized his worth. 

Mr. Cheney has made a very great success as a Fish 
Culturist. The state of New York has magnificent lakes, 
ponds, streams and forests, with a very wide variety of 
creatures fit for food. To ascertain the habits and needs 
of these various " fish, flesh and fowl," and become famihar 
with the best methods of protecting and propagating them up 
to the point where they are ready for the hungry citizen or 
the sportive hunter and fisherman is a high art. Mr. Cheney 
has been entrusted with the superintendence of this extensive 
business for long years, and has wrought wonders. His 
fame is not confined to the Empire State ; but readers of 
"Forest and Stream" and kindred publications know his 
facile descriptions and valuable essays ; they know him in 
England and Scotland as well as in these States and in 
Canada ; he has set the pace for fish propagating, and taken 
high rank as administrator of a business which the public 
appreciate more each year. His office is at Albany, his 
home at Glens Falls. 

BEATRICE R0SEKRANS,9 b. Sept. 29, 1874. 


621. WILLIAM HAIGHT,8 (Albert Nelson,' Hiram,^ 
Timothv,^ Timothy/ John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Glens 
Falls, X. Y. Oct. 21, 1850, m. Jul}^ 2, 1879, Clara Adelia, 
dau. of George W. and Adelia (Washburn) Peny, b. at 
Sing Sing, N. Y. Feb. 26, 1855. He was educated at Glens 
Falls and White Plains, N. Y. : graduated from Dartmouth 
College in 1873 ; looked toward the profession of civil engi- 
neering, but after a year entered the service of the Glens 
Falls, and continued with them about six 3'ears. The Home 
Insurance Co. of N. Y. then engaged him, and for sixteen 
years he has been with them at the metropolis. 

Is also of a literary turn, and clever at the poetic art. 

I. GEORGE HAROLD PERRY,^ b. April 7, 1880. 
II. EDITH ADELIA,9b. Dec. 24, 1S81. 

623. FREDERIC AUGUSTUS, « (Albert Nelson," 
Hiram,6 Timothy, ^ Timothy,* John,^ Daniel,"-^ John,i) b. at 
Glens Falls, N. Y. Feb. 11, 1859, ""i- ^^ Troy, N. Y. Nov. 
30, 1887, Bess Stevens, dau. of George Dana and Sabra 
Ann (Stevens) Wotkyns, b. in Troy, N. Y. April 16, 1862 ; 
she is a great-grand-daughter of Alexander Watkins of Pom- 
fret, Conn., a soldier of the Revolution in Col. Huntington's 
regiment, and his wife, Hannah, dau. of Edward and Anna 
(Sumner) Ruggles, through their son George Watkins of 
Walpole, N. H. She is also a direct descendant of Mary 
Eliot, a sister of the " iVpostle, John Eliot." Her father was 
a prominent banker of Troy, N. Y. 

Mr. Chenev is an electrical and mechanical engineer, one 
who entered that held when the electrical industry was in its 
infancy. He has designed and superintended the erection of 
a number of lighting and power stations, and has been an 
officer and manager of large corporate interests. Has given 
much attention to the electrical transmission of power for 
mining, railway and manufacturing purposes. He is at 
present general manager of the Elmira Municipal Improve- 
ment Co. of Elmira, N. Y. 


ELIZABETH WOTKYNS,^ b. Sept. 11, 1892. 

625. PRENTISS DANA,8 (Murray,' Prentiss Dana,^ 
Timothy,^ Timothy,'^ John,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. at Stockton, 
N. Y. Aug. 2, 1836, m. i'*, at Jerseyville, 111. where he still 
resides, July 6, 1859, Catharine M. D'Arcy ; she d. April 23, 
1877. He m. 2'\ March 16, 1887, Annette Higbee. He is 
a dealer in real estate. 

ALEXANDER M.,^ b. Sept. 18, 1868. 

626. GILEAD PICKETT,8 (Murray,' Prentiss Dana,^ 
Timothy,^ Timothy,* John,^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. at Jerseyville, 
111. March 24, 1838, m. May I'S 1861, Emily Caroline, dau. 
of Hon. Jonathan and EHzabeth (Crull) Plowman in Sanga- 
mon CO. 111. 

Resides at Lyons, Boulder co. Colo. Has stone quarries 
which he operates. 

Born in Sangamon co. 111. 
I. CHARLES MURRAY,^ b. Oct. 3, 1862. 
n. HENRY EDWARD.^ b. Feb. 6, 1864. 

m. MARY CAROLINE,^ b. Dec. 4, 1865, m. Dec. 4, 1886, in Den- 
ver, Col. Edgar Norman G7'een, b. in Morgan co. 111., Dec. 23, 
1858. Child: Norma Caroline, b. July 4, 1890. 
IV. JONATHAN PLOWMAN,^ b. Dec. 10, 1873. 

627. BYRON MURRAY,8 (Murray,^ Prentiss Dana,^ 
Timothy,^ Timothy,* John,^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. at Jerseyville, 
111. Sept. 2, 1840. 

He is a lawyer. Resides at East Chicago, Ind. 

628. CHARLES H.,8 (Murray,' Prentiss Dana,^ Timo- 
thy,5 Timothy,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. at Jerseyville, 111. 
Jan. 29, 1845, m. NeUie Wilcox. He resided at Virden, 
111.; d. Oct. 18, 1895. 

. GRACE L.9 


629. JOHN GEORGE,8 (Murray,- Prentiss Dana,^ Tim- 
othy, ° Timothy,^ John, 2 Daniel, ^John,!) b. at Jerseyville, 111. 
April 6, 1852. Resides at Lyons, Colo. 

630. WILLI AM,8 (Murray,- Prentiss Dana,^ Timothy, ^ 
Timothy,* John, 3 Daniel,^ John,i) b. at Jerseyville, 111. April 
I, 1856. 

He is a farmer. Resides at Lowder, Sangamon co. 111. 

635. SEYMOUR HOWARD,^ (George Allen," Sam- 
uel,^ Edward,^ Timothy,'^ John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. at Fort 
Covington, N. Y. June 27, 1832, m. Sept., 1865, Mary Ade- 
laide Grinnell, b. at Vandalia, Mich, in 1845. He has re- 
sided in Fond du Lac, Wis. many years, where he is a 
prominent Free Mason, and an eminent citizen, having been 
member of County Board, County Purchasing Agent, and a 
member of the city Board of Education. 


866. I. HARRY WILLIAM,« b. Sept. 17, 1869. Graduated at Fond 

du Lac High School in 1887, worked two years in Northern 
Michigan at Civil Engineering. Graduated from Northwestern 
University Medical School in 1892. Was resident physician 
of St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, 111. two years; is now on the 
staff of that Institution and an Instructor in Anatomy at his 
Alma Mater, while conducting a general medical practice. He 
m. Dec. 30, 1896, Flora A. Sylvester. 

867. n. CHARLES A.,'-* b. in 1871, graduated at the Northwestern 

Dental College of Chicago, and is established in the practice of 

his profession at Fond du Lac, Wis. 
in. BESSIE,8b. in 1875. 
IV. SEYMOUR W.,ab. in 1880. 

636. WILLIAM IIENRY,« (Uriah,- Samuel,^ Edward,^ 
Timothy,' John, '^ Daniel, "-^ John,^) b. June 16, 1839, 'i^- J^^y 
29, 1874, Mary Elizabeth Bayley. 

I. LAURA CLARY,9 b. May 24, 1875. 
II. FL0RENCE,9 b. April 11, 1878. 


637. WILBER BROWN,8 (Josiah Walton," Samuel,^ 
Edward,^ Timothy,^ John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Brandon, 
Vt. Aug. 13, 1849, "^- May i, 1871, Nellie A. Stevens. 
Residence, Brandon, Vt. 

CHARLES A.,9 b. Aug. 8, 1872. 

648. BENJAMIN GOWEN,8 (Josiah,' John,^ John,^ 
Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. April 29, 1819, in Che- 
bogue. Nova Scotia, m. June 18, 1841, Marcia J., dau. of 
William Sylvester, of Hallowell, Me. He d. July 21, 1870; 
she d. July 20, 1858. 

He vvras a marble worker ; learned the trade in Hallowell, 
Me. ; carried on the business in several towns on the Penob- 
scot Bay, and river, and, for several years he owned the 
largest marble-working establishment in the city of Portland. 
About 1852 he disposed of his marble works, and formed a 
partnership in Portland, Me., with his father, for the man- 
ufacture of ship's wheels and capstans ; on the death of the 
latter he carried on the business alone, until the winter of 
1854-5, when, owing to the financial collapse of the ship-build- 
ing business in this country, he was unable to make collec- 
tions, and was obliged to make an assignment for the benefit 
of his creditors ; such was their confidence in his integ- 
rity, that they placed him in charge of the business to wind it 
up for their benefit. After closing up that business he ac- 
cepted a responsible position in the Police Department of 
Portland, which he held several years. After the death of 
his wife, in 1858, his health being impaired, he went West, 
and made his home most of the time with his youngest 
brother, Samuel G. in Illinois, where he died, as before 
stated. A year or more of his residence in the West, how- 
ever, his home was with his brother Josiah, in Minnesota. 


868. I. GEORGE W.9 During the Rebellion he served in the U. S. 
Navy, was in the Charleston, S. C, blockading squadron, and was 
on board the Keystone State at the time she was blown up, but 


was not seriously injured. After the War he continued to fol- 
low the sea, in the merchant marine. In the autumn of 1873 
he took his wife and daughter with him on one trip, and when 
five days out from Boston, Mass., was shipwrecked, and all on 
board, except himself, were lost. Three days afterward, he was 
picked up, floating on a coop. He was rescued by a vessel 
bound for Flushing, Holland, and went there. He was the 
owner and captain of the vessel he left Boston in. The body 
of his wife was found, with both legs broken ; but that of the 
daughter was not recovered. He continued to follow a mari- 
ner's life, a steady and prosperous man. 

869. II. ISAAC EDWARD,9 During the late Rebellion, though but 
about a dozen years old, he enlisted in Co. F., 140th Illinois In- 
fantry — 100 days men. Several years after the close of the 
War, he went from Illinois to some more Western State, or 
Territory. No further record of him has been obtained. 

III. ANNIE M.,9 b. March 30, 1854, m. April 10, 1869, JV. L. 
Brownlee, in Monmouth, 111. She d. Jan'y 31, 1874, in Mill- 
burg, Mich. Children: (i) Florence K. Brownlee, b. July 19, 
1870, (2) Harry Leo Brownlee, b. April 5, 1871, (3) Annie L. 
Brownlee, b. June 15, 1872, (4) Benny H. Brownlee, b, Jan'y 24, 

649. JOSIAH BLODGET,8 (Josiah,- John,'^ John,^ 
Moses/ John, 3 Daniel,^ John, i) b. at Fahnouth, Me. Oct. 16, 
1828, m. April 9, 1854, Melissa Ann, dau. of Lucretius and 
Almeda (Brooks) Moore, of Platteville, Wis., b. April 9, 
1833, in Montville, O. She d, Aug. 28, 1892, at her home 
in St. Paul, Minn. 

In September, 1841, in "The Morning Star" office, in 
Dover, N. H., he commenced to learn the printing business, 
an occupation which he followed for more than forty-tive 
years. Since May, 1887, he has been an Assistant Librarian 
of The Minnesota Historical Society, in St. Paul, and has 
special charge of the Newspaper and Architological Depart- 
ments. 1 lis school education was very limited, as he went to 
his trade a little before he was thirteen years old, and for 
about four years previous to that he worked in a sawmill, 
and on a farm. On the 23'* of November, 1846, he started 


from Portsmouth, N. H., for Moline, 111., and reached that 
place on January 4"', 1847 ■ — • about six weeks. The route 
traveled was, by rail from Portsmouth, N. H., to Chambers- 
burgh, Pa., thence by stage across the Alleghany Mountains 
to Pittsburg, thence by steamboat down the Ohio and up 
the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Copperas Creek, 111., 
and thence by wagon about one hundred miles to destination 
— with frequent delays all along the route after leaving the 
railroads. In the summer of 1848 he went to Mineral Point, 
Wis., and worked in the office of the Wisconsin Tribune. In 
January, 1852, he bought a half interest in the paper, and 
retained it until the fall of 1854, when he sold out to his 
partner, and returned to Me. In the spring of 1857, he re- 
turned to Illinois, and, in the spring of 1858, accepted a 
proposition to go to St. Anthony and take charge of the 
mechanical department of " The Minnesota Republican." 
December 16, 1861, he enlisted in the " Second Company of 
Minnesota Sharpshooters," and was with his Company during 
the Peninsula campaign of 1862, participated in the battles 
of Hanover Court House May 27, of Fair Oaks June i, and 
in the Seven Days Battles, June 26 to July i . Discharged 
for disability October 22, 1862. In November, 1864, he 
moved to St. Paul, and still resides there. In 1867, he 
became a member of "The Minnesota Historical Society, 
and in 1868 was elected a member of its Executive Council, 
a position he has retained to the present time, by successive 
triennial elections. His present term will expire in January, 
1900. In July, 1875, he was elected a member of the Board 
of Education of the city of St. Paul, and remained such until 
January, 1895, holding the position of Chairman of its Com- 
mittee on Expenses, and a member of its committees on High 
School and on German during his entire term. 


I. APRILLA BR00KS,9 b. April 2, i860, in St. Anthony, Minn, 
d. July 13, 1861. 

n. DELIA ELIZABETH,^ b. Oct. 23, 1861, in St. Anthony, Minn. 


650. EDWARD PAYSON,8 (Josiah,- John,^ John,^ 
Moses/ John, 3 Daniel,^ John/) b. April 5, 1837, in Chester- 
ville, Me., m. Oct. 17, 1857, Margaret C, dau. of Robert 
Varner, Esq., of Lower Lachine, Canada, b. in Montreal. 

Pie is a carpenter and millwright. In his boyhood he was 
a sailor for two or three years, on a vessel trading between 
Portsmouth, N. H., and the West Indies. On the formation 
of the partnership between his brother Benjamin and his 
father, in Portland, Me., he worked in their shop until 
after the death of the latter, in 1853. About 1855 or '56, he 
went to Montreal, Canada, where he married, as above stated. 
He remained there until about 1868 or '69, when he moved 
to Moline, 111. Their first three children were born in Mont- 
real ; the others in Moline. For some years he carried on 
the house-building business in Moline ; but subsequently 
turned his attention to mill building, working at the latter 
one season, or more in Stillwater, Minn. He finally got the 
Western fever, and, leaving his family in Moline, he went 
out to Nebraska, and perhaps further West. As nothing has 
been heard from or of him for some eight or more years, it is 
supposed he is dead. 


870. I. EDWARD PAYSON, jr.,« b. Aug. 28, 185R. 

n. JENNIE E.,3 b. Oct. 4, 1861, m. Sept. 28, 1887, Thomas W. 

Rcnoe, in Moline, 111. 
HI. ROBERT V.,« b. Oct. 3, 1864. 
IV. SAMUEL G.,« b. Jan. S, 1868. 
V. FRANK W.,«b. Sept. 19, 1870. 
VI. MAGGIE M.,9 b. Sept. 3, 1873. 
vn. NELLIE E.,« b. Jan'y iS, 1876. 
VIII. MARY EMI LY,9 d. in infancy. 
IX. JOSIAH GEORGE.o d. in infancy. -^ 

65 I . SAMUEL GOWEN,» ( Josiah," John,« John,^ Moses,'* 
John,3 Daniel,2 John,^) b. Oct. 9, 1838, in Chesterville, Me. 
m. Dec. 13, i860, Emily, dau. of Albert and Jane (Patten) 
Merryman, b. Sept. 9, 1837, in Richland Grove, 111. 


He was a farmer, preacher, and hardware merchant, at 
different times. When a boy, he thought he wanted to be a 
sailor, but one or two voyages cured him. He next gave his 
attention to carpenter work, and became a good workman. 
About 1856, he went to Richland Grove, Mercer Co., 111., 
and bought a 40 acre lot of wild land and made a farm of it ; 
cultivating it upon a scientific plan, — probably the first one 
in that section to do so. While a farmer, there, he thought 
he had a call to preach, and identified himself with the 
Wesleyan Methodist denomination. Under their sanction he 
preached for some time. After the Rebellion broke out, he 
enlisted in Co. C, 102'^ 111. Infantry, and served his country 
as a soldier for three years. After peace was restored, he 
emigrated to Saunders Co., Nebraska, and opened up another 
farm. While living in that county, he served one or more 
terms as clerk of the District Court. He afterwards went to 
Ainsworth, Brown co., and opened a hardware store, which 
he successfully managed for several years. He finally dis- 
posed of his hardware business, and turned his attention 
again to theology. 

° ^-^ CHILDREN. 

I. ALBERT S.,9 b. Oct. 4, 1862, d. Oct. i, 1863. 

ir. MARY,9 b. Jan'y i, 1867, m. Beiija)nin H. McGrew, in 

Ainsworth, Neb. 

m. JOHN ALBERT,9 b. Aug. 14, 1869. 
ivr FRANK LAWRENCE,9 b. April 7, 1S72. 
V. AURILLA JANE,9 b. June 25, 1881. 

652. JOHN P.,8 (Luther,' John,^ John,^ Moses,* John,^ 
Daniel,2 John,i) b. May 4, 1825, in Solon, Me., m. Oct. 20, 
1849, Caroline H. Norris. She d. Jan'y 11, 1870. 


I. HELEN A.,9 b. Aug. — , 1850, d. March 27, 1859. 

n. DORA M.,9 b. May 4, 1853, m. Nov. 19, 1870, David Rowell. 

m. LIZZIE,9 b. May 4, 1854, d. April 4, 1859. 

IV. MARIE S.,9 b. April 30, 1861. 

v. CARRIE M.,9 b. March 29, 1864, m. May 5, 1885, George B. 


653. HORACE W.,8 (Luther," John,^ John,^ Moses,* 
John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. May 22, 183 1, in Solon, Me., m. 
Oct. 16, 1853, Elvira D. Thing. 


I. JANETT L..9 b. Jan'y 17, 1857, m. May—, \%-/%, Martin B. 

n. ELBERTI0,9 b. Feb. 10, 1863, d. July 26, 1864. 

657- OROMANDEL BEAN,^ (Luther,- Luther,^ John,^ 
Moses,* John,3 Daniel,^ John, 1) b. in Wilton, Me. Dec. 22, 
1835, "^' Nov. 25, 1859, Josephine Adams. 

He was killed Nov. 12, 1873, b}- the bursting of a grind- 
stone in the Scythe Factory, at East Wilton. 

I. CORA E.9 in. EUGENE W.^ 


658. ROSCOE M.8 (Luther," Luther,'^ John,^ Moses,* 
John,'^ Daniel, 2 John,i) b. at Wilton, Me. Feb. 20, 1843, 
m. July 12, 1868, Celestia Miller. 

He served in Co. B, 28th Me. Vol. Inf. in the War of the 
Rebellion. He d. April 17, 1886. 



659. JOPHANNES,8 (Luther," Luther,^ John,^ Moses,* 
John,=' Daniel,2 John,i) b. at Wilton, Me. March 25, 1852, m. 
May 26, 1878, Josie E. Wellman. 


I. ORA B." in. BESSIE P.9 

II. J0HN.9 

660. CHARLES LEONARD, ^ (Thomas Farwell,^ 
Isaac,*^ John,^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. in Dun- 
stable March 17, 1844, m. in Worcester March 2, 1867, 
Ruth Eliza Thompson, b. in Douglas. 


He is a moulder by trade. Resided in Worcester some 
3^ears. Has returned to Dunstable and now resides there. 


I. ELMER CHARLES,^ b. Juh- 18, 1868. 

n. RALPH EDWARD,9 b. July 18, 1870, d. Sept. 19, 1872. 
m. CORA MATILDA,9 b. Aug. 15, 1872, d. Apr. 20, 1873. 
IV. ETHEL MARIA,9b. Feb. 15, 1S75. 

662. ORA SWALLOW,8 (Asa Swallow,' Isaac,^ John,^ 
Moses, '^ John, 3 Daniel,^ John, i) b. June 16, 1869, m. in New 
Chester, Wis. Oct. 26, 1890, Editha iVgnes, dau. of Calvin 
Thomas and Jane Hutchinson, b. in Lincoln, Wis. Aug. 27, 
1867. He resides at St. Louis, Mo. 

I. GE0RGE,9 b. July 26, 1891. 
n. INEZ,9 b. Feb. 11, 1893. 
III. VERNA,9 b. Feb. 5, 1894. 

664. WILLIAM EVERETT, 8 (William Farwell,^ 
Isaac, "^ John,^ Moses,'* John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Dun- 
stable July 6, 1856, m. Jan. i, 1886, Ella D. dau. of John 
Seavey, of Maiden. 

He d. at Maiden Oct. 10, 1889. 


EUGENE EVERETT,9 b. Sept. 13, 1888. 

665. GEORGE WARREN,8 (WiUiam Farwell,' Isaac,^ 
John,° Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Dunstable April 
26, 1858, m. in Reading, June 2, 1884, Adelia I., dau. of 
Albert A. and Isabella F. Hartwell of Reading, b. in 

He resides at Dunstable. 


I. FRANCIS ALBERT,^ b. March 21, d. Aug. 31, 1885. 

II. LOUIS DAVIS,9 b. Sept. 18, 1889. 

III. ISABELLA BEATRICE,^ b. May 12, 1892. 


666. FREDERIC EUGENE,8 (Edmund Whittemore,' 
Isaac,*" John, '5 Moses, ^ John,^ Daniel,- John,^) b. in Nashua, 
N. H. Oct. I, 1855, m. Feb. 23, 1886, Fannie Bell, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Alary (Sargent) Clarke, b. in Thornton, N. 
H. Feb. 24, 1861. He is a merchant in the grocery and pro- 
vision business, in Somerville. 

I. RALPH EUGENE, b. Dec. 3, 1SS6, d. Jan. 9, 1892. 
n. FREDERICK CLARKE, b. Oct. 27, 18S9, d. Aug. 4, 1890. 
HI. IVL\RY LOUISE, b. April 24, 1892. 

667. JOSEPH EATON,8 (Charles Augustus,' Isaac,^ 
John,° Moses, ^ John,^ Daniel,'-^ John, ^) b. in Boston Sept. 21, 
1861, m. in Chelsea Jan. 29, 1890, Lizzie E. Littlelield. Is 
a Grocery and Provision merchant in Dorchester district, 
Boston, and in Chelsea. 

663. FRED AUGUSTINE,^ (Charles Augustus,^ Isaac,^ 
John,^ Moses,"* John,^ Daniel,'^ John,^) b. in Chelsea Aug. 
29, 1870, m. Feb. 12, 1896, Clara Lillian Pettis. Is con- 
nected with the S. A. Woods Wood-working Machinery 
Company of Boston. 

670. LUCIAN CARYL,» (Henry,- Luther,^ Moses,^ 
Moses, ■* John,-'^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Burlington, Vt. Feb. 19, 
1840, m. at Avon, Ontario, Oct. 14, 1886, Emma Charity, 
dau. of James and Sydney (Wesley) Cook, b. May 6, 1855. 
He resides in Detroit, Mich. 

I. CARYL EDMUND,9 b. Feb. 28, 1890. 
II. JAMES BLAINE,9 b. Dec. 5, 1S91. 
111. R.ALPM ETIIELBERT,«b. Dec. 21, 1894. 

671. H E N R Y A L L E N,8 ( I lenry , ' Luther,^ Moses,^ 
Moses,* John,'^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Burlington, Vt. July 4, 
1848, m. Oct. 23, 1877, at Detroit, Mich. Frances Martha, 
dau. of Edmund and Emeline (Cochran) Hall, b. at Gibralter, 





Mich. Oct. 23, 1850. After his decease she m. 2*^, William 
H. Strong of Detroit. Mr. Chane}^ was a lawyer, able, 
witty, well-read, personally attractive, worthy of a far better 
testimonial than these brief lines. 
He d. June 14, 1894. 


I. EDMUND HALL, b. Aug. 3, 1878. 

n. ISABELLA CARYL, b. March 28, 1881. 
m. EMELINE COCHRAN, b. Sept. 2, 1883. 
IV. HENRY FRANCIS, b. June 2, 1886. 

V. GEORGE HALL, b. Oct. 31, 1890. 

672. LUTHER WILLARD,8 (Henry,' Luther,^ Moses,^ 
Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 
Dec. 26, 1854, ^^^' ^t Detroit, Mich. Nov. 3, 1886, Alice 
Cary, dau. of Daniel and Almira C. Johns, and widow of C. 
D. Widman of Detroit, b. Nov. 3, 1856. 

Residence, Detroit, Mich. He is professor of Laryngol- 
ogy in the Michigan College of Medicine and Surgery. 

I. MARJ0RIE,9 b. March 2, 1889. 

673. PROF. LUCIAN WEST,8 (Lucian West,' Luther,^ 
Moses, ^ Moses,* John,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Heuvelton, New 
York, June 26, 1857, m. at Red Wing, Minnesota, Mary E., 
dau. of Daniel C. and Anna S. (Hall) Hill, b. June 15, 1862. 

His early education was in district scliools and under private instructors. 
He finished his preparation for college at Mankato, entering Carleton Col- 
lege, Northfield, Minn, in 1874. He was especially given to scientific study 
having made large collections of insects before entering college. He was 
graduated in 1878 with the degree of A. B. and a year later took the de- 
gree of B. S. For four years he taught in the public schools. In 1882 he 
returned to Carleton for study. He was shortly called to the chair of Biol- 
ogy, which he has since occupied. He was among the first to organize a 
laboratory for the teaching of Biology in Minnesota. In 1885 he repre- 
sented his college in the educational exhibit at the Cotton Centennial in 
New Orleans. At various times he visited the Atlantic coast, studying at 
the Marine Laboratory at Woods Holl, and making collecting trips to 


various points. Has contributed to scientific periodicals on biological and 
geological subjects. In 1894 he visited a little known region in northwest 
Montana. He spent some time in studying the glaciers of that region, 
publishing in "Science" the first description of one glacier which has since 
been known b}- his name. He is a member of the Minnesota Academy of 

His chief work has been in the development of his department in Carle- 
ton College. 


I. NEWCOMB KINNEY,« b. April 27, 1S83. 
II. GERTRUDE,^ b. July 31, 1884. 

III. RALPH HILL,9 b. Dec. 4, 1886. 

IV. LUCIAN WEST,9 b. Jan. 25, 1893. 

675. FREDERIC GILBERT,^ (Henry Isadore/ 
Stephen,^ Elisha,^ Joseph/ Joseph, ^ Daniel, ^ John,i) b. in 
CHnton Aug. 17, 1874, ^^^- J'-^^^*^ ^2, 1895, Maud E. Messer. 

I. PAUL MELVILLE,^ b. April 14, 1896. 

682. CHARLES,^ (Charles Cox,' Abel,^ Benjamin,^ 
Nicholas,"* Peter,^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. in Essex, Essex co., 
N. Y., m. Feb. 12, 1850, Sarah Jane Higby, b. May 15, 1825. 
He was educated at Poultney Vt. Academy, under Rev. 
(afterward Bishop) Jesse T. Peck. Studied law in Essex, 
N. Y., and practised, first at Keeseville, afterward in New 
York City. His residence, from 1868, was at Elizabeth, 
N. J. He was active and influential in church work ; super- 
intendent of Sullivan street and St. John's (Methodist Epis- 
copal) Sunday Schools. While a citizen of New York he 
was a Republican candidate for delegate to the Constitutional 
Convention. In Elizabeth he was a member of the city council, 
and very prominent in the reform movement in public affairs. 
His sudden death was a great shock to the community. All 
the city papers appeared in mourning, and his funeral was 
attended by the mayor and other officials, wearing badges of 
mourning. Mrs. Cheney still lives in Elizabeth. 



871. I. CHARLES P0ST,9 b. May 20, 1851. 

II. CAROLINE ELIZA,9 b. Nov. 25, 1852, m. Oct. 24, 1876, 
Charles Augustus Kinch, M. D. of Westfield, N. J., b. Aug. 
30, 1 85 1. They reside in New York city. Children: (i) 
Harriet Emily Kinch, b. Jan. 14, 1879, (2) Helen Margaret 
Kinch, b. April 2, 1881,(3) Mary Alice Kinch, b. Dec. 24, 1886, 
d. Feb. 14, 1889, (4) Dorothy Kinch, b. Nov. li, 1890. 
in. EMILY AUGUSTA,9 b. April 3, 1854. 

IV. ARABELLA PAULINE,^ b. Oct. 27, 1857, m. Dec. 7, 1882, 
William Christian Fifick, of Elizabeth, N. J., b. Feb. 17, i860. 
Children: (i) Belle Cheney Finck, b. June 28, 1885, d. Jan. 25, 
1890, (2) Edgar Finck, b. Feb. 11, 1888, (3) William Finck, b. 
Dec. 5, 1889, (4) Emily Ada Finck, b. June 7, 1892, (5) Frederick 
Burkam Finck, b. Aug. 3, 1894. 
V. MINNIE LEFFINGWELL,9 b. Dec. 7, 1859. 
VI. ALICE JOSEPHINE,^ b. Jan. 16, 1861. 
VII. SARAH JANE,9 b. Jan. 17, 1869. 

683. ARTHUR OLIVER,^ (Charles Cox,' Abel,^ Ben- 
jamin,^ Nicholas,^ Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John,i) b. in Willsborough, 
Essex CO. N. Y. in 1842. He lived at home until he vv^as 
fifteen years of age, when, on the death of his father, he 
went to New York city to his brother Charles. Afterward 
he made his home with his uncle Gershom at Rutland, Vt. 
for a while. He was in Michigan on the breaking out of the 
war, and enlisted in the 7"^ Mich. Vol. Inf. and served 
through the war. Was wounded three times, but came 
through, "Cheney-like"! Was in partnership with his 
uncle Gershom in hotel business in Rutland till burned out. 
Then removed to Eldora, la. 

690. JEROME BONAPARTE,8 (Wilham Alonzo,' 
Samuel,® Benjamin,^ Nicholas,^ Peter, ^ Peter,^ John,^) b. in 
Hubbardton, Vt. Aug. 26, 1835, m. Dec. 6, i860, Mary E. 
dau. of Nehemiah and Sarah Lovewell,* b. in Cattaraugus 
CO. N. Y. March 12, 1836. 

* Mr. Nehemiah Lovewell was a lawyer and land-surveyor of repute ; spent most of his life in 
New York, and Wisconsin, but died at the home of his son, Charles Lovewell, M. D. of Chicago, 111. 


As an infant he was carried by his parents to Wisconsin, 
and has grown up with that state. He remained with his father 
until his marriage, when he took a part of the homestead, and 
dweh there till 1875. Then Berlin, Wis. was his home for 
some seven years. In 1882 sold his holdings at Berlin, and 
bought property at Glendale, Wis. where he now resides. Is 
a farmer and dealer in real estate ; a supporter of churches, 
and a friend of all good enterprises. 

ALICE IRENE,9 b. July 5, 1873, m. Sept. 24, 1892, Fred, 
Erving Baldwin^ son of Alfred and Phebe Baldwin, grandson 
of the late Rev. John J. Baldwin ; he keeps a general store and 
deals in grain and produce, at Glendale, Wis. ; is postmaster, 
notary public and town clerk. Children: (i) Erving Lovewell 
Baldwin, b. Nov. 11, 1893, (2) Editha Marguerite Baldwin, b. 
May 29, 1896. 

691. JOHN ROBINSON,^ (William Alonzo,' Samuel,^ 
Benjamin,^ Nicholas,^ Peter, ^ Peter,^ John,^) b. atWaterford, 
Wis. June 4, 1841, m. Nov. 16, 1864, Jane Guyant of Fond 
du Lac, Wis. He has been an active farmer, residing in 
several successive localities. Is now retired, at Berlin, Wis. 

872. FREDERIC,^ b. at Springvale, Wis. m. April 4, 1S93, Ida Work. 

692. CHARLIE ADDISON, 8 (William Alonzo,' 
Samuel,'' Benjamin,^ Nicholas,* Peter, ^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in 
Springvale, Wis. May 4, 1856, m. April 10, 1878, Eva, dau. 
of Elliot T. and Avice (Tyler) Brown, of Fond du Lac, 

He is a farmer ; both he and his wife are members of the 
Methodist church, and have many friends. 

693. EDWIN JUDSON,8 (Benjamin,- Samuel," Benja- 
min,^ Nicholas,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,^) b. in Orwell, Vt. Nov. 
21, 1858, m. June 13, 1883, Lucie Jane, dau. of James M. 
and Henrietta (Phelphs) Jacks, of Rochester, Minn., b. 
March 19, 1856. 


He lived with his parents on the farm in Orwell until the 
spring of 1872, when he moved with them to Ripon, Wis. 
where they engaged in raising fruit and vegetables for the 
home market. Here Edwin attended school, and helped in 
the garden during vacation. He clerked for T. S. Sherman 
& Co. grocers, during one winter, and gained some knowl- 
edge of the business which became of use to him some years 
later when he engaged in the same business for himself. 
May 9, 1881, he went west and pre-empted 160 acres of land 
near Rediield, Spink co. (at that time the Territory of 
Dakota) The following Spring he sold his pre-emption and 
squatted on a qr. Sec. of land in the south west part of the 
county in the township that was afterward called Lake. The 
land was opened for entry a short time later when he entered 
it as a homestead. 

Here he witnessed a remarkable immigration of people 
and a great change in the country — the division of the terri- 
tory into the two states of North Dak. and South Dak. also 
the organization of townships. He was twice elected clerk 
of Lake township. 

He was appointed P. M. of Ridge and held the office four 
years at his farm. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cheney became identified with the German 
Reformed church, the only one at that time within their reach, 
and were active in S S. work. In the Fall of 1890, he moved 
to western Wis. and located on a farm near Elroy where 
he lived for a short time. In Feb. 1892, he moved to Fond 
du Lac Co. and embarked in the grocery business at Brandon. 

I. EARLE EDWIN,9 b. Jan. 26, 1885. 
n. ETHEL MAY,^ b. Jan. 29, 1893. 

695- FRANCIS A. ,8 (Benjamin,- Ehsha,^ Benjamin,^ 
Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in Berlin, Conn. Sept. 
21, 183 1, m. Addie Lathrop. Removed with his father from 
Conn, to Illinois ; settled in Roscoe ; learned the trade of 


blacksmith ; removed to Rockford, then to Chicago where 
he now resides. Is with the Tsloxie Food Co. Mrs. Cheney 
is a teacher of Stenography. 


873. I. FRED BLANCHARD,» b. Oct. 21, 1868. 
II. ROSS REED,9 b. Aug. 4, 1872. 

III. WILLIAM LATHR0P,9 b. April 2, d. July 29, 1874. 

IV. WINNIE GRACE,9 b. Aug. 31, 1880. 
V. ETTA HUNTLE\7 b. April 27, 1882. 

696. ALFRED DAVID,8 ( Benjamin," EHsha,^ Benjamin,^ 
Benjamin,* Peter, "^ Peter, 2, John,^) m. i^S Annie Blair, 2*^, 
iNIarie Bowman, 3'^ Louisa Woodbury. He had four chil- 
dren by his first wife, two by his second, and one by his 


874. I. FRANK BENJAMIN,^ b. Feb. i, 1858. 



698. JOHN O.,^ (Benjamin," Elisha,'^ Benjamin,^ Benja- 
min,"* Peter,=^Peter,2 John, i)b. Aug. 18, 1842, m. Oct. 6, 187 1, 
Julia Cornelius. They live at Beloit, Wis. 


FLORENCE BILL,« b. Oct. 6, 1873. 

699. DAVID N. ,« ( Benjamin,' EHsha,^ Benjamin,^ Benja- 
min,* Peter,^ Peter, '-^ John,^) b. Jan. i, 1S44, ^^^- J'^"- 1869, 
Olive Green. Resides at Beloit, Wis. 

I. GERTRUDE,'' b. Jan. 20, 1871. 
II. CHARLES," b. Aug. 1877. 

700. C H A U N C E Y J A M E S,8 (Charles Chauncey,^ 
Russell,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^Peter,2 John, ^)b. Aug. 
I, 1828, m. Oct. 26, 1856, Sarah J. Riley, of Sharon, Wis. 
Is a real estate broker in San Francisco, Cal. 



701. ALONZO EDWARD,^ (Charles Chauncey,^ 
Russell,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. 
Nov. 9, 1836, married in the South, and had two children, 
one that died in infancy, the other, Ella V.^. 

702. FRANKLIN A.,^ (Charles Chauncey," Russell,^ 
Benjamin,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter,^ John, 1) b. Oct, 3, 1846, 
m. in Janesville, Wis. April 12, 1866, Mary E. Thompson. 
They live at Los Angeles, Cal. He served the Federal 
Government in the War of the Rebellion, being a member 
of the 2'^ Wisconsin cavalry. 




705. REV. RUSSELL LEA,^ (Russell,' Russell,^ Ben- 
jamin,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. at Emerald 
Grove, Wis. Feb. i, 1850, m. Aug. 28, 1878, at Gilbertsville, 
N. Y. Mary L., dau. of Allen and Rachel (Hoyt) Mead, of 
Peekskill, N. Y. The early home of the Meads v^as Stan- 
wick, Conn. 

His early years were spent on the farm. He entered the 
Preparatory Department of Beloit College in 1865, graduat- 
ing from the college in 1872. After teaching a year he 
entered Chicago Theological Seminary, from which he grad- 
uated in 1876. He began preaching with the Congregational 
church of Bloomington, Wis. June i, 1876, and was ordained 
there in October following. Having completed a good term 
of service with his first parish, he began his second pastorate 
at Prairie du Chien, Wis. where he continued till April, 
1888, when he became District Missionary for central Wis- 
consin, with headquarters at Portage. In the fall of 1891 he 
was transferred to the Southern part of the State, with head- 
quarters at Janesville. In his missionary work he has made 
large use of the Gospel tent during the summer season. 
Two years he was with a male quartette (known as the 
Cheney Quartette) and an evangelist. He still continues as 


district missionary. He has gathered a large amount ol 
genealogical matter regarding his nearest relatives, and has 
rendered valuable assistance in that way to the compiler of 
this book. 

HAZEL,9 b. March 22, 1892. 

704. LOREN,8 (Russell,' Russell,^ Benjamin,^ Benja- 
min,* Peter,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in Alabama, N. Y. Aug. 9, 
1840, m. Oct. 5, 1861, Louise M., dau. of Rev. O. F. and 
Marilla (Wright) Curtis. Manila Wright was a descendant 
of Samuel Wright, a colonist at Springfield, Mass. in 1636, 
and a settler of Northampton a few years later ; the lot where 
he lived being still in possession of descendants of his. Mr. 
Cheney became a member of the Emerald Grove, Wis. Con- 
gregational church when a mere boy, and its organist soon 
after ; filling this position for thirty years. Part of the winter 
of 1864 he spent at Memphis, Tennessee, in the service of the 
U. S. Christian Commission, caring for sick and wounded 
soldiers, doing sanitary and spiritual work. He was church 
clerk twenty-five years. Was a farmer ; rendered efficient 
service on the town school-board. He d. Oct. 5, 1887. 
His eldest son graduated from Beloit College in 1891, and 
the family have removed to Oberlin, O. 


I. MARILLA LEA,9 b. May 11, 1865, m. Oct. 14, 18S5, Robert L. 
Btown. She d. of consumption May 17, 1894. Children: (i) 
Rexford Ord Brown, b. July 16, 1887, (2) Helen Gladys Brown, 
b. Nov. 6, 1889. 
875. n. BENJAMIN ROYAL,» b. July 18, 1869. 
ni. ELLA LOUISE.o b. Aug. 5, 1871. 
IV. RALPH LEON,» b. Dec. 29, 1872. 
V. ELIZABETH.o b. Oct. 30, 1S76. 
VI. DELIA CURTIS,« b. Jan. 17, 1879. 
vn. LOUIS,»b. Sept. 28, 1881. 



72 I . THOMAS BLISH,8 (HalseyJ Timothy,6Timothy,5 
Benjamin,'^ Peter,^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. Dec. 2, 1828, m. i^*, 
Frances E. Foote, who d. Oct. 5, 1864, aged 34. He m. 2*^, 
Emily Kingsbury Hollister. He d. Feb. 15, 1896. 

I. GEORGE F00TE,9 b. Oct. 5, 1854, d. June 7, 1862. 
n. ABBIE,9 b. Jan. 26, i860, d. Feb. 9, i860. 

III. FREDERIC SHELT0N,9 b. April 10, 1861, d. Oct. 31, 1861. 

IV. THOMAS SHELTON, b. Feb. 14, 1867. 
V. FRANCES EMILY,9 b. Oct. 22, 1868. 

722. EDWARD HALSEY,8 (Halsey/ Timothy, ^ Timo- 
thy,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John, ^) b. April 29, 1832, m. 
Katharine Anderson, who d. in February, 1891. 


I. EDNAH ADELINE,^ b. July 29, 1852, m. Arthur Gaynor. 
II. MILLARD C0LFAX,9b. Oct. 19, 1864. 

in. LAURA EMILY,^ b. Jan. 31, 1867, m. Beidler. 

IV. HARRIET ELLIN0R,9 b. Jan. 29, 1871, d. Sept. 5, 1872. 

723. GEORGE WELLS, 8 (Halsey,^ Timothy, ^ Timothy ,5 
Benjamin,* Peter,-^ Peter, ^ John,i) b. in Middletown, Ct. Dec. 
15, 1833, m. Amelia Haynes, b. in Lebanon, Ct. 

He was a rifle-maker and contractor. 


876. I. HALSEY,° b. in Boston, Mass. June 2, 1864, m. Alma Raub, 

and resides at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
n. WINTHR0P,9 b. July 17, 1868, d. Dec. 16, 1869. 

724. CHARLES SYLVESTER,^ (Halsey,' Timothy,^ 
Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. April 2, 
1836, m. Catherine, dau. of Marcius and Clarissa (Cheney) 

I. CATHERINE BESSIE,^ b. April i, 1861. 

II. ALICE MAUD,9 b. Nov. 12, 1862. 

877. in. CHARLES HERMAN,^ b. Sept. 6, 1866. 


725. CARLOS LYMAN,8 (Horace,^ Timothy, « Timo- 
thy, ° Benjamin,^ Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. in Manchester, 
Conn, (twin with Cornelius L.) Dec. i, 1829, m. Emma 
Johnson. Served in the War of the Rebellion and d. in 


I. CLARA.9 ni. EMMA.^ 

n. CARL0S.9 

726. CORNELIUS LYMAN,^ (Horace," Timothy ,« 
Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter, ^ John, ^) b. in Manchester, 
Conn, (twin with Carlos L.) Dec. i, 1829, m. April 3, 1856, 
Harriet Lyman, b. Oct. 16, 1829. Resided at Glastonbury, 
Conn, some time ; was representative to the legislature one 
term. He was an optician; was superintendent of the 
Charles Parker Co. of Meriden, Conn, some years. Re- 
moved to Orange Park, Fla., about 1882. Was one of the 
founders and a deacon of the Congregational church there ; 
member of the town council, mayor several terms. He d. of 
apoplexy June 23, 1897. 


I. ROBERT HILLS,9 b. at East Hartford, Conn. March 16, 1857, 
d. in Meriden, Conn., in 1884. 
878. n. WALTER LYMAN,^ b. in Manchester, Conn. Oct. 13, 1859. 

ni. ELLA L0ULSA,9 b. at Glastonbury, Ct. Dec. 19, 1S69, deceased. 
IV. HATTIE MAY,9 b. in Meriden, Ct. Jan. 8, 1874. 

727. RALPH SCOTT,8 (Horace,- Timothy ,6 Timothy,^ 
Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,^) m. Laura Sparks, of Ver- 
non, Conn. Was in the Union army in the War of the 
Rebellion. Resides in New Haven, Conn, and carries on 
business in New York city. 


n. NELLIE.9 iv. EMMA.» 


728. GEORGE WELLS,8 (George Wells/ George,^ 
Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. Aug. 18, 
1825, m. at Chatham, Ct. Oct. i, 1850, Harriet Kingsbury 
Richmond. He is a member of the firm of " Cheney 
Brothers," Silk Manufacturers, at South Manchester, 


I. INFANT DAUGHTER, b. and d. Oct. 29, 1853. 

882. n. WELLS WADSW0RTH,9 b. May 30, 1857. 

883. m. LOUIS RICHMOND,^ b. April 27, 1859. 

884. IV. GEORGE HERBERT,^ b. Sept. 13, 1861, m. Isabel Bartlett. 

729. JOHN SHERWOOD,^ (George Wells,'^ George,^ 
Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. April 14, 
1827, m. at Creswick in the colony of Victoria, Australia, 
Feb. 25, 1861, Ellen, dau. of George Silas and Caroline 
Frances Coates, b. in London, Eng. Feb. 28, 1839. ^^ ^^" 
sides in South Manchester, Conn. 


I. ARTHUR J0HN,9 b. at Creswick, Austr., Jan. 2, 1862, d. 

in Manchester, Ct. Sept. 3, 1870. 
n. WILLIAM COATES,^ b. at Manchester, Ct. Dec. 3, 1864. 
m. CARRIE,9 b. Nov. 18, 1866, d. Aug. 29, 1870. 
IV. FREDERICK GEORGE,^ b. Nov. 25, 1868, d. at London, 

Eng. June 30, 1870. 
V. ALICE ELIZABETH,^ b. Nov. 26, 1870. 
VI. SHERWOOD ALFRED,^ b. Aug. 24, 1873. 
vii. EMILY GRACE," b. Jan. i, 1876. 

730. WILLIAM HENRY,8 (George Wells," George,^ 
Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John, i) b. May 21, 1833, 
m. at Creswick, Australia, June 17, 1858, Sarah Grace, dau. 
of Samuel and Jane Moyle, of Cornwall, England, b. at 
Wicklow, Ireland, June 6, 1841. 



I. WILLIAM HENRY,9 b. at Creswick June 22, 1859, d. at 

South Manchester, Ct. May 22, 1863. 
II. EDWARD M0YLE,9 b. at So. Manchester, Jan. 14, 1862, d. 
Feb. 22, 1888. 
S87. III. WALTER B0WDEN,9 b. April 13, 1S64. 

IV. SAMUEL MARTYN,9 b. March 7, 1866, d. at San Bernardino, 

Cal. Dec. 7, 1884. 
V. HENRY RICHM0ND,9b. April 20, 1869. 
VI. MARK,9 b. Feb. 14, 1871. 

731. JAMES WOODBRIDGE,8 (George Wells,' 
George,^ Timothy/'' Benjamin,* Peter,^ Peter, ^ John, ^)b. Feb. 
9, 1838, m. Harriet Elizabeth, dau. of Halsey" and Adeline 
Pamelia (Blish) Cheney. 


I. JOHN PLATT,9 b. Nov. 12, 1868. 
II. ADELINE,^ b. Dec. 2, 1870. 

732. Col. FRANK WOODBRIDGE,^^ (Charles,^ 
George,^ Timothy,'^ Benjamin,'^ Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. at 
Providence, R. I. June 5, 1832, m. Nov. 3, 1863, Mar}-, 
dau. of Rev. Horace Bushnell, D. D. of Hartford, Ct., and 
his wife Mary Apthorp, b. at Hartford, Sept. 25, 1840. 

He was Lt. Col. of the 16"' Conn. Vol. Inf. in the War of 
the Rebellion; was honorably discharged Dec. 24, 1862. 
Is secretar}"^ and treasurer of the Silk Manufacturing Com- 
pany, "Cheney Brothers," of South Manchester, Conn., 
and has his home in that town. 


I. EMILY,» b. at Hartford, Ct. Oct. 15, 1864. 
889. II. CHARLES,^ b. June 7, 1866, m. June 5, 1894, Mary Lydia, dau. 
of Leverett and Mary (Bulkeley) Brainard of Hartford, Ct., b. 
Nov. 14, 1867. 


m. HORACE BUSHNELL,^ b. at Hartford May 19, 1868. 

b. at Hartford, Ct. Jan. i, 1870. 
V. H0WELL,9 

VI. SETH LESLIE,9 b. at Hartford, Ct. Jan. 12, 1874. 

VII. WARD,9 b. at South Manchester, Ct. May 26, 1875. 

VIII. AUSTIN,^ b. at South Manchester, Ct. Dec. 13, 1876. 

IX. FRANK DEXTER,9 b. at South Manchester, Ct. Oct. 16, 1878. 


■ b. at South Manchester, Ct. July 12, 1880. 

XII. RUTH,9 b. at South Manchester, Ct. Nov. 23, 1884. 

733. KNIGHT DEXTER,8 (Charles,^ George,^ Tim- 
othy,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. at Mt. Pleasant, 
O. Oct. 9, 1837, m. at Exeter, N. H. June 4, 1862, Ednah 
Dow, dau. of Samuel Garfield and Elizabeth (Dow) Smith, 
b. at South Berwick, Me. May 12, 1841. He is president 6i 
the firm of Cheney Brothers ; resides at South Manchester, Ct. 


I. ELLEN WAITSTILL,9b. at Hartford, Ct. Oct. 16, 1863, m. 
April 23, 1895, Alexander Lambert, son of Dr. E. W. Lambert, 
of New York City. 
II. ELIZABETH,^ b. at Hartford, Ct. Sept. 18, 1865, m. Nov. 28, 
i?>go, Alfred Coivles, Jr. of Chicago, 111. Children: (i) Alfred 
Cowles b. at Chicago, 111. Sept. 15, 1890, (2) Knight Cheney 
Cowles, b. Dec. 27, 1892, (3) John Cheney Cowles, b. April 25, 
1894, (4) Thomas Hooker Cowles, b. June 6, 1895. 

III. HARRIET B0WEN,9 b. at Hartford, Ct. Feb. 4, 1867, m. 

Feb. 12, 1896, William Hutchitisoti Cowles., son of Alfred 
Cowles, Sen. of Chicago, 111. 

IV. HELEN,9 b. at Hartford, Ct. March 7, 186S, m. Oct. 8, 1895, 

Hugh Aiken Bayne, son of T. L. Bayne, of New Orleans, La. 

Child: Helen Bayne, b. at South Manchester, Ct. Aug. 2, 1896. 

V. KNIGHT DEXTER,9 b. at South Manchester, Conn. June i, 

1870, m. Ruth, dau. of Dr. E. W. Lambert, of New York 


VI. EDNAH PARKER,9 b. at South Manchester, Ct. Feb. 3, 1873. 

VII. THEODORA,^ b. at South Manchester, Ct. Sept. 12, 1874. 


vni. CLIFFORD DUDLEY,^ b. at South Manchester, Ct. Jan. 3, 
IX. PHILLIP,9 b. at South Manchester, Ct. May 8, 1878. 
X. THOMAS LANGD0N,9 b. at South Manchester, Ct. Nov. 20, 

XI. RUSSELL,^ b. at South Manchester, Ct. Oct. 16, 1S81. 

734. RICHARD OTIS,8 [see p. 410, No. 442,] (Ralph, 
George,^ Timothy,^ Benjamin,* Peter, ^ Peter,^ John,i) ^^ 
March i, 1841, m. June 2, 1863, Sophie H. dau. of Major 
Lewis and Mary J. Douglas) Bissell, of St. Louis, Mo., b. 
May 27, 1843. 

He is a member and one of the directors of the firm of 
Cheney Brothers, Silk Manufacturers, of South Manchester, 

I. FLORENCE DOUGLAS,^ b. March 30, 1864. 
II. MARY BISSELL,^ b. Nov. 17, 1866, d. Oct. 18, 1890. 
in. ANNIE HAIGHT,9 b. Jan. 24, 1869. 
IV. S0PHIE,9 b, Feb. 6, 1872, d. Feb. 20, 1872. 
V. RICHARD 0TIS,9 b. Feb. 20, 1874. 
VI. RALPH,9 b. Nov. 29, 1877, d. June 12, 1896. 
VII. ELSIE DEANE,9 b. April 17, 1882. 

736. ARTHUR,^ (Ward," George,^ Timothy ,5 Benjamin, 
Peter, ^ Peter,^ John, ^) b. in Manchester, Conn. Jan. 14, 1837, 
m. at Trinity Church in Boston, Oct. 9, i860, Emeline, dau. 
of Dr. Winslow and Mrs. Emeline (Richards) Lewis, b. April 
18, 1841. 

Mrs. Cheney resides in Boston. 

739. FRANK,8 (Frank," George,*^ Timothy ,5 Benjamin,* 
Peter,^ Peter,^ John,^ b. at South Manchester, Ct. Aug. 14, 
i860, m. at Baltimore, Md. Jan. 6, 1897, Florence White, 
dau. of David and Eliza Wade, b. in Montgomery co., Vir- 
ginia, June 29, i860. 


745- MOSES,8 (Elias,- Elias,^ Moses/ Edmund,* John,^ 
Peter,2 John/) b. in Thornton, N. H., Jan. 31, 1793, m. 
June 23, 1816, Abigail, dau. of Jonathan and Esther J. 
(Perkins) Morison, of Sanbornton, b. March 25, 1796. He 
was a paper manufacturer at Holderness, N. H. In 1835 
he removed to Peterborough, N. H., where he resided until 
1845 ; then he returned to that part of Holderness, N. H. 
which is now Ashland, and spent the rest of his life there. He 
was a good and highly respected man, an original member 
and deacon of the Free Will Baptist church in Ashland, and 
held many important offices in the places of his residence. 
He d. while on a visit to his son's at Lebanon, N. H. July 
17, 1875. Following is a paper he prepared for his children, 
which will be a great treasure for his descendants, and will 
interest many of our readers. 

A Statement of Family History. 

As I am now advanced in age & must soon pass away & hope by the 
grace of God to be prepared for the world to come wherein will dwell none 
but those who love God & all holy beings, and as expressive of the wish 
of my children, I hereby give a sketch of my ancestry, which must be very 
limited, extending no farther back than to my grand-parents on both sides. 

I was born in Thornton N. H. Jan'y 31, 1793, having then one sister 
two years old named Ruth, and subsequently two other sisters, Sally & 
Eliza. My Father was Elias Cheney, & mother's maiden name Sarah 
Burbank, of Campton, a town adjoining my native town. Our mother died 
Jan'y 8, 1800, leaving four of us without a mother, the youngest a babe 
who for several years was adopted by a sister of our dear mother. Aunt 
Percival, and was well cared for until farther provision was made for her. 
Her history from the time of her marriage is known by us all, and that she 
died in Jan'y 1841, leaving a family of good children & a lonely husband, 
the Chandler family. Sister Sally still lives. Is a widow with one son 
only of her family, T. N. Blaisdell of Newbury. Dear sister Ruth has been 
laid in the grave now four years, and I have no doubt she sleeps in Jesus 
& will soon awake unto immortality & Eternal life with all the blest. The 
family are all true mourners for her, and have had repeatedly severe 
afHictions in the loss of their number, the last of which is very severe to 
the surviving children and their aged father, Simeon L. Gordon. My 
Father soon married for a second wife the widow Mary Prescott, then of 
Thornton, His second children were Person Cheney now living, born 


Feb. 12, I So I, and in succession Gilman C. Cheney and Charles C. Cheney, 
who died in this place Nov. 28, 1825. 

Brother Gilman died in Sept. 1824, leaving a wife and one child which 
soon after died. His widow is still living in 111. married to Noah Webster, 
formerly of Holderness. Soon after my father's decease, which was in 
Thornton, Nov. 13, 1S05, I went to Campton to live with my uncle John 
Pattee, his wife being a sister of my late Mother, and remained there four 
years. They both had much regard for me and used me, I presume as 
they did their own children ; but it was fashionable then to work, all were 
brought up to it ; very different from the present system, gratifying children 
in many indulgences, some of which often prove their ruin. I had up to 
that time, Feb., 1806, worked hard for a boy, had lived from home about 
two years of the time when but 9 to 1 1 years old, and was 1 3 when I left 
my step-mother's family to commence with uncle Pattee in Feb. 1S06. So 
that up to the age of 17 I was a farmer, & worked hard enough at it, I 
thought and still think. But my uncle took a notion to build a paper Mill ; 
& in the fall of 1809 went to Holderness & contracted for a water privilege 
it being the site where Mr. Bailey's Paper Mill now is; put up a good 
stout frame 60 by 32 feet (I think,) two stories high, and the Spring follow- 
ing, April 18. 1 8 10, moved his family to Holderness, taking me and Bro. 
Person, who also then lived v/ith him, and sister Ruth also to work in the 
house. Edward Prescott, now of Boston, 4 years older than myself, was 
one of the family for about a year after, and had lived in it from a boy of 
1 1 years of age. I was his bedfellow the 4 years at Campton and followed 
his lead on the farm. His mother had become the second wife of my 
father as before named. There were in all 5 of the Prescott children, a 
brother, Daniel, older than Ed. and three sisters, Martha, Abigail, & Mary, 
each now living. The three have been widows & two now so remain, 
while the other, Wid. Drake formerly, is now Mrs. Perkins, present wife of 
the veneral)le Elder T. Perkins. 

Uncle Pattee started his paper mill in August, 1810. I then commenced 
as an apprentice to the trade of paper making by hand, as there were no 
machines then for the sheet, only a mould, a sieve-like, of the size of the 
sheet to be made. Bro. Person also commenced very soon after, as the 
lay-boy to lay off the paper, at which 1 worked for about two months. I 
then wrought at the vat and couch place, so called, making and couching 
the sheets alternately with another, and at times at dry work, finishing 
paper; also the art of sizeing and dressing, continuing thus about.3 and 
one-half years, until 21 years of age; then continued as a journeyman so 
called, at the same business with my uncle, then with his successor in the 
business, Messrs. Charles Hutchins & Co. (said Hutchins now alive in Con- 
cord N. H.) for only about another year, my Aunt Pattee dying in July 
181 2, and Uncle marrying a second wife, Lucinda Goodhue, who was one 
who came with us from Campton. 


He had not the faculty to do business, consequently failed, and soon 
left. But I think he was a good man, died poor in this world, but I hope 
was rich in faith; if so, rich indeed. In Feb. 181 5, at the close of the war 
of 181 2, business soon had the appearance of reviving up. Mr. Hutchins 
did not wish to carry on the business. So I with my then brother-in-law 
S. L. Gordon rented the Mill. He had never wrought a day in it, and knew 
nothing about it, and I but very little or nothing about business, but only 
to do the work. I took charge of the Mill at only 22 years of age, & Bro. 
Gordon drove the business outside, and collected rags. Our stock for 
paper consisted wholly of domestic cotton and linen rags of all colors ; no 
bleaching done for several years, but had girls to sort the rags for the 
several kinds of writing, printing, & wrapping paper, all of which we made 
such as was then used. Had but one engine to beat stuff. We run one 
year, worked hard, and did well for those times. Hired the Mill for the 
second year, being the year of our marriage and commencement of house- 
keeping and boarding our part of the mill-hands. Quite a drouth that year, 
low water, so that we did not do as well as the first year, but in Jan. 181 7 
lost Siooo bad debts, vs. E. Little and Co. for paper, but did not realize the 
loss until after we bought the Mill of Hutchins in May of that year. Let 
him have the notes which came back for us to meet, which made things go 
hard ; but Mr. Gordon put it through so that we kept along. 

In Sept. of that year I went to Portland for the first time, with a two 
horse team load of writing and wrapping paper. Had a lonely time of it, 
but succeeded well, and then took hold in the mill again. Old Master 
Bowen, as we called him, worked for us, was first hand, and had been boss 
in the mill from the first with uncle Pattee. Mr. S. N. Morse of near my 
age, worked for us some ; he had learned the trade at Pembroke in this 
state. In May, 1818, Isold out to Bro. Gordon, bought a house of him and 
worked for him about 5 years, and then, with Mr. Morse, bought the now 
S. C. Baker Mill of Bro. Gordon, as he had built a part, and put it to run- 
ning, for he was a man of business: was then running the first mill also 
with Master Bowen to manage the work his part of the time. 

Mr. Morse and I then commenced in Feb. 1823, and ran 11 years, putting 
in a machine in about 1830 to make the paper, but no drier, had to cut the 
paper in packs wet, and dry in the loft as before. Mr. Gordon also did the 
same in his mill. We sold out in 1834 to Jona. Mitchel for 4000 reams of 
Wrapping paper made of brown coarse rags, old paper, &c. valued at 50 
cents per ream ; but we couldn't realize that for it at the mill. But we dis- 
posed of it, settled up our business, and that year took part in building our 
meeting-house in this place. In the spring of 1835 we moved to Peterboro, 
and I went in company with A. P. Morrison who had worked for us in 
our mill at H. and learned something of the paper business. I remained 
there ten years, until 1845, then returning again to Holderness, and our chil- 
dren all know our history from that day, the great changes we have passed 


through, seeming sometimes in a measure prosperous and then again 
adverse scenes of trial, but having obtained help of God, we continue until 
now, Father, Mother, with ten of the eleven dear children which God hath 
given us. 50 years are now passed since we commenced in family life, and 
I owe all I have and am to the grace and mercy of God, our heavenly 
Father, who called after me while in my sins, by his word and Spirit, so 
that I professed faith in Christ and was baptised in his name Nov. 28, 
1818, most 48 years ago, and have felt ever since that the religion of Christ 
is the one thing needful. 

And now to go back from my honored father, who died at the age of 
about 37 years. His father was Deacon Elias Cheney of Thornton who 
died the same year, a few weeks only after my father. I well remember 
him, the night of father's death and for years previous most every Sabbath 
at meeting, — the Congregational meeting at Thornton. Rev. Noah Wor- 
cester was minister and pastor of the church of which father was a member 
until his death, 1 suppose. Do not know about my mother being a mem- 
ber, as I was only seven years old when she died, but think she was a good, 
sober, loving mother to her children. Grandfather Cheney was living with 
his third wife when he died, she having by him two sons and three 
daughters, all then women grown and nearly all then married. The 
youngest, aunt Lydia Cheney, died that winter after father died, and 
probably all are now dead, most of them many years. The second wife, the 
mother of my father, I think was Ruth Jackman. She had one other son, 
uncle Paul J. Cheney, and one daughter, our good aunt Ruth, uncle Abner 
Colby's wife, something of whom you all, especially our oldest children, 
will remember, as the mother of William and Samuel Colby, formerly of 
Thornton and Campton. I remember of hearing that Grandfather's first 
wife had two daughters only for children. I never knew but little of them : 
they married, lived and died at or near Stanstead, Canada East, and 
I e.xpect that I am the oldest of the Cheneys of our line now living, but may 
have one aunt, father's half-sister, yet alive. But this is very uncertain. 
My grandfather Burbank of Campton, died in April, 181 7, and grand- 
mother, his wife, the January following. I lived in the same house 
several years, in uncle Pattee's family. His name was Gershom Burbank, 
his wife's maiden name was Anna Pearson. They had ten children, 
4 sons and six daughters. One of them was my aunt Rebeckah Pattee, 
sister of my mother, with whom I lived at Campton and Holderness from 
the before named Feb. 1806, to the time of her death in July, 18 12. Grand- 
father Burliank and family moved from the vicinity of Newburyport to 
Campton about one hundred years ago : settled in the wilderness on the 
Pemigewasset river; was the owner of 300 or 400 acres of land, about one 
half of which was thickly covered with beautiful growth of white pine timber, 
alive and growing. He being a shiiJ-carpenter, could hew to the line with his 
broad axe, nearly as smooth and straight as a plane would smooth : so that 



he hewed the timber and built a smooth timber log house, the first one, and 
it was standing since my remembrance, called the old house when they 
moved into their frame house in which they spent their days and died as 
before named. My uncle Pattee built another house near by on the farm. 
He sold all out to his wife's brother, Dea. John Burbank, who afterward 
sold to Dea. Daniel Goodhue, his son-in-law. My grandfather's family have 
all passed away and the most of the generation of my day, one sister only 
with myself being left, except Bro. Person Cheney, a half-brother. In con- 
tinuing my history, I will only say we moved to Peterborough in May, 1835 : 
I was in the Paper Mill ten years in company with my wife's brother, 
A. P. Morrison. Then sold out and returned to Holderness again in July, 
1845, where, through the mercy and goodness of our heavenly Father, we 
yet remain, and have all the comforts of life we need, our dear children 
being instruments in the hands of God to help us in our old age, and supply 
the means to get whatever we might lack of earthly comforts. But above 
all we thank God for a treasure in Heaven which we hope, through grace, 
we have for about fifty years been trying to lay up. Of this christian 
course I may hereafter give a sketch, and leave for our children and friends. 

Holderness, N. H. June, 1866. ^OSES CHENEY. 

Born in Holderness, now Ashland. 

890. I. OREN BURBANK,9 b. Dec. 10, 1816. 

II. ESTHER M.,9 b. Sept. 27, 1819; m. Johti M. Merrill of Hol- 
derness; d. Oct. 29, 1872. 

III. SARAH BURBANK,9 b. March 30, 1821 ; m. Rev. S. G. 
Abbott, a. Bapt. minister, a native of Antrim, N. H.; res. Need- 
ham, Mass. Their only son, Hon. J. T. Abbott, of Keene, N. H., 
was U. S. minister to U. S. of Columbia during Harrison's ad- 
ministration. Is now judge of Probate for Cheshire co., N. H, 

891. IV. MOSES, Jr.,9 b. June 28, 1822. 

V. ABIGAIL MORRISON,^ b. Dec. 21, 1823 ; m. George IVash- 
burti, of Ashland. Son, Frank Washburn, Esq. was law-partner 
of the late Gen. B. F. Butler. Is in practice in Boston; res. at 

892. VI. CHARLES GILMAN,9 b. July 8, 1826. 

893. VII. PERSON C0LBY,9 b. Feb. 25, 1828. 

VIII. RUTH ELIZABETH,^ b. May 28, 1830; m. Joseph IV, Lord, 
of Wollaston, Mass. 


894. IX. ELIAS HUTCHINS," b. Jan. 28, 1832. 

X. MARCIA ANN,o b. Sept. 26, 1834; m. James P. F. Smith, of 

Meredith, N. H. 
XI. HARRIET OLIVIA,^b. in Peterborough, Feb. 27, 1838; m. Dr. 
C. F. Bouncy, of Manchester, N. H. She resides with her son, 
Sherman Grant Bonney, M. D., a prominent physician of Denver, 

746. PERSON,^ ( Elias," Elias,^ Moses,^ Edmund,^ John,^ 
Pelerr John,i) b. at Thornton, N. H. Feb. 12, 1801, m. Jan. 
18, 1825, Anna Wadleigh, dau. of Jonathan and Esther J. 
(Perkins) Morrison, b. Feb 14, 1801, in Sanbornton, N. H. 
In earl}' life he was a lumber dealer in Boston ; afterward a 
paper maker and trader in Ashland, N. H. She d. Sept., 


I. ELIZA ANN,9 b. March 12, 1827; m./. H. Appkbee, of Fran- 

conia, N. H. ; shed. May, 1872. 

895. II. JOHN TIRRELL,9 b. Feb. 25, 1830. 

896. III. PERSON,^ jr., b. May 19, 1831. 

897. IV. THOMAS PERKINS,« b. Feb. 24, 1833. 

898. V. SAMUEL THOMPSON,^ b. Jan. 23, 1835. 

VI. MARY TIRRELL,'-' b. Nov. 13, 1837; m. Charles Wright of 
Plymouth, N. H. 

899. VII. DANIEL P.,« b. July 27, 1840. 

750. ALFRED,^ (Samuel,- Elias,^ Moses,^ Edmund,^ 
John,3 Peter,2 John,i) b. at Thornton, N. H. Dec. 29, 1804, 
m. i''', in April, 1827, Harriet, dau. of Josiah and Lydia 
(Vovvdy) Crawford, b. in Orrington, AFe. Aug. 24, 1805, d. 
in Boston, Feb. 23, 1869. Mr. Cheney spent his boyhood 
at Thornton, N. H. and Derb}^ Line, Vt., and went to Boston 
in 1825, where he entered into business and resided the -rest 
of his life; he d. Sept, 13, 1878. 


900. , I. GEORGE ARTHUR.o b. Aug. 25, 1828. 



HI. MARY ELIZABETH,^ res. at Georgetown, D. C. 
V. HELEN L.9 b. in Dec. 1839, d. Aug. 11, 1841. 

901. VI. ALFRED.9 

902. vii. SAMUEL,9b. July 18, 1842. 

VIII. ELLEN H.^ b. in 1844, m. in Boston June 8, 1871, Hobart 
Cleveland, a merchant of New York city, residing in Orange, 

IX. FREDERICK MAURICE,^ served in the Civil War. 


903. XI. HENRY W.,^ b. in 1849, m. in Boston, April 27, 1870, Ida 

Imogene, dau. of James L. and Sarah M. Simonds, b. in Town- 
send, N. H. in 1852. 

752. JOSEPH PIKE,8 (Samuel,' Elias,^ Moses,^ Ed- 
mund,* John, ^ Peter, ^ John, 1) b. at Thornton, N. H. June 12, 
1811, m. at. Chicago, 111. July 13, 1839, ^^^ Milliken, dau. 
of William Fogg, b. at Saco, Me. Aug. 19, 1807, d. Feb. 28, 
1863. He resided in Beloit, Wis. until 1842, when he re- 
moved to Roxbury, Mass. and next year to Sherbrook, Can- 
ada ; thence to Derby, Vt. and to Stanstead, Can. Resided 
in Cambridge, in his later years. D. in Worcester in June, 


904. I. CHARLS WILLI AM,9 b. June 21, 1840. 

905. II. JOSEPH PIKE, Jr.,9 b. July 29, 1843. 

906. III. EDWARD MORRIS,9 b. June 19, 1845. 

IV. ELEANOR BROOKS,^ b. Oct. 12, 1846, m. in Worcester Jan. 
I, 1867, Horace E. Chamberlain, b. at Lyndeboro, N. H. Re- 
sided in Cambridge. He d. March 16, 1895. Children: (i) 
Ella Gertrude Chamberlain, b. May 8, 1869, (2) Walter E. B. 
Chamberlain, b. Sept. 28, 1873, (3) Berta Chamberlain, b. Dec. 
25, 1877. 

753. LUTHER,8 (Mark,7 Jonathan,^ Moses,^ Edmund,* 
John, 2 Peter, ^ John,^) b. in Row^ley Jan. 24, 1802, m. Feb. 
18, 1826, Elizabeth Ann Stickney, of Rowley. 



I. EMILY MARIA,« b. Nov. 3, 1827, m. Jacob Edgerly j res. 

II. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. July 9, 1834, m. Thomas Tilton j res. 
at Ipswich. 

754. ^IOODY,8 (Mark,' Jonathan,^ Moses,^ Edmund/ 
John,^ Peter, 2 John, 1) b. in Rowley, June 7, 1809, m. Maj- i, 
1834, Susan Burbank, dau. of Paul Jackman, of Rowley. 
He resided in Groveland [Georgetown.] 

907. I. AUGUSTUS JACKMAN,9 b. March i, 1S37. 

n. SARAH ANN,^ b. Oct. 22, 1840, m. Jan. i, 1862, Nathaniel 
Everett Cutler, b. in Burlington March 8, 1837, son of Otis and 
Mary (Gushing) Cutler. Children : (i) Fred Everett Gutler, b. 
Jan. 28, 1863, m. Nov. 29, 1888, Rosa Bridge and has dau. Na- 
thalie Gutler, b. Nov. 15, 1889; (2) Otis Moody Gutler, b. June 
22, 1868, m. Sept. 7, 1892, Theodora Teague; (3) Augustus 
Leon Gutler, b. Jan. 6, 1876, a student at Tufts College. 

757. GARDNER SPOFFORD,^ (Jonathan,' Jonathan,^ 
Moses, ^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. in Georgetown 
Feb. 26, 1828, m. Nov. 27, 1851, Isabella, dau. of James 
and Lucy Watson, b. Jan. 26, 1829 at Alna, Me. He is a 
wholesale dealer in drugs and medicines at 15 Union st., 
Boston ; resides at Dorchester. 


ELIZABETH WATSON.^ b. in Alna Me. in 1855, dau. of 
James Watson, a brother of Mrs. Isabella (Watson) Cheney, 
above ; legally adopted and her name changed to Elizabeth 
Watson Cheney in 1859. 

759. LYMAN KING,8 (Stephen Danforth,' Thomas,^ 
Peter, ^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in Coit's Gore, Vt. 
Sept. 7, 1806, m. I*', Sept. 7, 1825, Sally Campbell, b. in 
Windham, N. H.Jan. 31, 1806; he m. 2**, Dec. 13, 1853, 
Mary F. Hoyt of Hopkinton, N. H., b. July 30, 1808. He 
was a tanner and currier ; resided in Londonderry, Hills- 
borough and Derry, N. H. 



I. LAURA,^ b. Dec. 13, 1826, m. Jan. i, 1846, Alfred Gardner of 
Bedford, N. H. 

908. II. LUTHER,9 b. Nov. 27, 1828. 

909. III. THOMAS CARLET0N,9 b. Sept. 11, 1831. 

IV. EMILY JANE,9 b. Oct. 22, 1833, m. Jun2 20, 1861, David S. 

Gilchrist of Goffstown, N. H. 
V. MELISSA,^ b. April 5, 1836, m. Dec. 5, 1861, Charles C. Page 

of Weare, N. H. 
VI. CHRISTINA,^ b. April 21, 1838, m. July 6, 1868, David Mc- 
Clitreoi Groton, N. H. 
VII. HELEN AUGUSTA,^ b. Oct. 13, 1842,111. Dec. i, 1864, WU- 
liam Henry Hosmer, of Dunstable. 

760. ZERAH WASHBURN,8 (Stephen Danforth,^ 
Thomas,^ Peter,^ Edmund/ John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. at Coit's 
Gore, Vt. Sept. 5, 1812, m. Jane Miner of Norwich, Vt. 

He served in the U. S. Navy 3 years and 9 months some- 
time previous to the Mexican war. 

He d. at Litchfield, IlL and was buried at Hillsboro, IlL 


76 I . STEPHEN,^ (Stephen Danforth,^ Thomas,^ Peter,^ 
Edmund,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,i) b. at at Londonderry, N. H. 
May 23, 1819, m. i^*, EHzabeth Flanders, b. in Bradford, 
Vt. He m. 2*^, at Pennacook, N. H., March 13, 1844, Caro- 
line Roxanna Jameson, b. at Andover, N. H. June 28, 1823, 
d. in Sutton, N. H. Oct. 30, i860. He m. 3^ at Concord, 
N. H. March 13, 1862, Mary Angiers, b. at Methuen, Nov. 
20, 1839. 

He lives at Goffstown, N. H. Is a tanner and currier. 


I. EDWIN J.9 b. at Hopkinton, N. H. Aug. 30, 1851, d. in Boston, 
Aug. 9, 1873. 

II. ALVIN A.9 b. in Bradford, N. H. Aug. 16, d. Oct. 6, 1866. 

III. BERTHA L.,9 b. in Danbury, N. H. Jan. 19, 188 1. 


762. SAMUEL ARMSTRONG,8 (Stephen Danforth,^ 
Thomas,<^ Peter,^ Edmund/ John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. at Lon- 
donderry, N. H. May 27, 1823, m. Ann Maria Forsyth. She 
d. July 2, 188 1. He resided in Pennacook and Hooksett, 
N. H. Served in the Mexican War, also the War of the 
Rebellion. Enlisted Jan. 14, 1861 in the 7''' N. H. Infantry 
and served three years ; vv^as nine months a prisoner at 
Andersonville. Is now in the Home for Soldiers at Togus, 


I. GEORGE EDWARD,9 b. June 10, 1853. 

910. n. CHARLES LOUIS,^ b. Jan. 7, 1855; resides at Pennacook, 

N. H. 

911. ni. WALDO LUTHER,^ b. Oct. 13, 1S57, a stone-cutter; resides at 

West Concord, N. H. 
IV. IDA BELL,^ b. June 7, 1859, m. Charles Henry Barrett, and 

resides in Manchester, N. H. 
V. SARAH JANE,9 b. Dec. 27, i860. 

763. HENRY AUGUSTUS,^ (Stephen Danforth,? 
Thomas,^ Peter,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. at Lon- 
donderry, N. H. Jan. 30, 1826, m. i^* Achsah Tenney 
Whipple, b. at Bow, N. H., Feb. 5, 1825, m. 2'\ Sarah Ann 
Handraker, b. in Derby, England, Feb. 27, 1842. Is a 
machinist; resides at Austin, 111. 


912. I. CHARLES HENRY," b. at Concord, N. H. March 10, 1850. 

II. ETTA MARIA,9 b. July 4, 1853. 

764. S ALATHIEL WASHBURN,^ (Stephen Danforth,^ 
Thomas,*^ Peter,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. at Derry, 
N. H. Aug. 15, 1828, m. Feb. 15, 1876, Mary Frances Wil- 
son, b. in Ridgeway, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1850. He was a shoe- 
maker. Resided at Elmira, N. Y., Earlville, la., and 
Creighton, Neb. He d. at the latter place' May 4, 1895. 
Mrs. Cheney resides at Elmira, N. Y. 

I. MERRITT 0THELL0,9 b. Oct. 22, 1876. 
II. EMMETT CARL,9 b. Jan. 11, 1878. 

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765- WILLIAM WALLACE,^ (Stephen Danforth,^ 
Thomas,^ Peter,^Edmund,^ John, ^Peter,^ John, i) b. at Derry, 
N. H. Oct. I, 1830, m. Nov. 5, 1856, Anna Augusta, dau. 
of Dea. Philo and Ann (Thompson) Carpenter of Chicago, 
111. b. at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Oct. i, 1838. Mr. Car- 
penter resided at Chicago when it was only known as Fort 
Dearborn ; rode horseback to Washington, D. C. and ob- 
tained a grant of 160 acres in what is now the heart of 
Chicago. Organized the first Sunday School in that section. 
Mr. Cheney resided in Aurora, 111. ; removed to Chicago, 
where he now resides. 

I. ANNIE THOMPSON,^ b. at Aurora, 111. March 11, 1861, m. 
June 7, 1883, Charles H. Solomon, of Chicago, 111. Children: 
(i) William Wallace Solomon, b. Nov. 14, 1884, (2) Grace 
Geraldine Solomon, b. Dec. 25, 1888, (3) Anna Augusta Sol- 
omon, b. Sept. 30, 1890 at Santa Barbara, Cal. 
n. GRACE,^ b. at Aurora, 111. April 19, 1867, m. April 19, 1893, 

Jefferson G. Harlow. 
m. WILLIAM WALLACE.^ b. Sept. 16, 1877. 

766. NORMAN M.,^ (Joseph,7James,6Peter,5 Edmund,* 
John,^ Peter, 2 John, 1) b. at Waterville, Vt. Feb. 7, 1820, m. 
in Newton, Mass. Nov. 9, 1844, Sarah [Sally] Williston, of 
Portland, Me. Has resided at Needham and Lawrence, 
Mass. and Waterville, Vt. 


913. n. NORMAN M., Jr.,^ b. Sept. 29, 1846, at Needham. 

m. WINFIELD SCOTT,^ b. at Lawrence. 

IV. HANNAH L.,9 b. at Waterville, Vt. 

v. GEORGE A.,9 b. at Waterville, Vt. 

767. Rev. GEORGE LEONARD,^ (James,^ James,^ 
Peter,5 Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. in Salem, Dec. 
24, 1836, m. Jan. 3, 1871, Caroline Isabel, dau. of William 
Sawyer and Anne Sophia (Warren) Carter, b. in Leominster 
Jan. II, 1843. 


He graduated from Harvard University in 1859, entered 
the ministry, and was successor of the celebrated Thomas 
Starr King, as minister of Hollis st. church, Boston, from 
1862 to 1877. Since then he has been superintendent of 
Unitarian Church-extension in the southern states. His sum- 
mer residence is at Leominster. 


GEORGE CARTER,^ b. Nov, 5, 1871, graduated at Harvard 
Univ. in 1894. 

770. JOHN,8 (Rufus,^ John,6 Tristram,^ John,^ John,3 
Peter, 2 John, ^) b. at St. Johnsbury, Vt. April 9, 1807, m. in 
Genesee co. N. Y. Ann Eliza Grey, of Attica, Wyoming co., 
N. Y. who d. in 1842. Resides in Prospect, Wis. 

II. THERESA,' m. Dr. Ingersoll, a brother of Col. Robert Ingersoll. 



771. REV. ROSWELL,8 (Rufus,^ John,^ Tristram,^ 
John,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,i) b. Sept. 4, 1810, m. Lois Wil- 
cox, who was b. in 18 12 and d. in 1873. He was a Baptist 
clergyman at Springfield, Pa., Columbus, N. Y. and else- 
where ; d. in 1895 at Janesville, Wis. 

I. EDMUND,9 b. in 1835, d. in 1863 in a U. S. hospital. 
II. DAVID P.,9 b. in 1838, d. in 1870. 

III. ELVIRA A.,8 b. in 1842, d. in 1873. 

IV. MANVILLE,9 b. in 1844, d. in 1873. 

V. SARAH F.,9 b. in 1851, m. R. S. Potnsett. 
914. VI. CHARLES,' b. April 21, 1853. 

772. HARRY B.,8 (Rufus,^ John,^ Tristram,^ John,^ 
John,8 Peter,2 John,i) b. in Alexandria, N. Y. Feb. 12, 1815, 
m. in Attica, N. Y. June 21, 1835, Salome F. HamHn, b. 
May 14, 1815, in Otisfield, Me. In 1840 his father gave him 


80 acres of his farm in New Berlin, Wis., to which he and 
his family removed from New York in 1842. 


I. PRUDY P.,^ m. Allen Martin, a native of England. Resides 

in Rochester, Wis. 
n. SUSAN A.,9 d. at the age of 36 years, 
m. HARRY B.,^ d. in infancy. 

773- DAVID D.,8 (Rufus,^ John,^ Tristram,^ John,* 
John,^ Peter,^ John,i) \y^ July 22, 1822, m. Is a prominent 
citizen of Sparta, Wis. 


774. ROSWELL WILLARD,8 (Roswell,' John,^ Tris- 
tram,^ John,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,i) b. at Sutton, Vt., Jan. 
21, 1815, m. Oct. 9, 1837, Lucy Wisewell, dau. of Samuel, 
Jr., and Huldah (Parker) Daniels, b. May 21, 1822. He 
was carried in childhood by his parents from New England 
to what was then called "the far West," and made his way 
with great vigor and energy in the new home. He worked 
with his father in constructing a section of the Maumee and 
Erie Canal ; afterward became a Dry Goods merchant in 
Toledo, O. He d. Aug. 27, 1844. 


I. CAROLINE,^ b. Jan. 6, 1843, m- Sept. 23, 1868, Emery Davis 

Potter, Jr., a lawyer in Toledo, O. He was b. Nov. 27, 1844. 

II. ROSWELLWILLARD,9b.Nov.6, 1844. Residence, Toledo, O. 

775. JAMES,8 (Roswell,7 John,^ Tristram,^ John,^ John,^ 
Peter,2 John,^) b. in Sutton, Vt. Dec. 15, 1817, m. Nancy 
B. Evans, of Defiance, O. He resides at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

L HELEN,9 m./. ^. Kimberly. 
II. MARY,^ m./ohn Nelson, of Logansport, Ind. 

III. ALICE,9 m. C. S. Knight, of Fort Wayne, Ind. 



78 I . WILLIAM HUTCHINSON,^ (William,' William,^ 
Tristram,^ John,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. March 5, 1807; 
m. Sept. 21, 1830, Caroline Hale, dau. of Newton Whittlesey, 
of Cornish, N. H. He was bred a merchant in his father's 
store, and succeeded him in business in 1830. He moved to 
Albany, N. Y., thence to Rochester, N. Y., where he en- 
gaged extensively in the iron business. He made the first 
cook-stove in Monroe county. He erected a large blast fur- 
nace for the manufacture of pig-iron from the ore. For 
many years he made a large proportion of the architectural 
iron fronts for buildings in the cities of western New York, 
as well as many cities further West. For ten years was pres- 
ident of the Eagle Bank, a trustee of the Rochester Cit}^ Sav- 
ings Bank for twenty-five years. In 1844 and 1845 he served 
as one of the supervisors of the county. Mrs. Cheney d. 
Feb. 9, 1872. He rem. to Minneapolis, Minn, in 1880; d. 
Oct. 19, 1883. 

915. I. WILLIAM,^ b. Oct. 22, 1832, at Newport, N. H. 

n. CAROLINE W.,^ b. June 24, 1838, at Rochester, N. Y. m., 
Oct. 2, 1856, /(?//« I'V. Dodd, of Rome, Ga., res. at Rochester) 

N. Y. 

782, GEORGE HALLETT,^ (William,^ William,^ Tris- 
tram,^ John,* John, 3 Peter, ^ John,i) b. March 29, 1812 ; m. 
I*', July 30, 1833, Sarah D. Davis, of Winthrop, Me., who 
d. July 26, 1855, aged 45. He m. 2**, Nov. 13, 1856, Mary 
G. Kelly of Portland, Me. ; he d. in Cambridge, July 29, 
187 1, and was buried at Newport, N. H. He had three 
children by his first wife, all of whom died in infancy. His 
widow resides in Cambridge, Mass. 

783. JAMES EDWIN,8 (William,^ William,^ Tristram,^ 
John,-* John,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. April 10, 1821 ; m. July 15, 
1846, Maria L. Foster, of Lancaster, Ohio, who d. June 20, 
1877. He inherited much of his father's energy of character. 
Commenced life as clerk in his father's store ; rem. to 
Rochester, N. Y., and engaged in mercantile business. 



916. I. JAMES,^ was graduated from Rochester University, and entered 

on the practice of law. 

917. II. FOSTER HALLETT,^ a farmer in Beaver City, Furness co.. 


784. WILLIAM,^ (Amasa,7 William, ^ Tristram,^ John,* 
John, ^ Peter,^ John, 1) b. in Eastport, Me. Aug. 8, 1819, m. 
in Concord, N. H., 1850, Martha, dau. of Dr. Francis 
Kittredge of Woburn. He came in early life to Boston ; 
afterward resided in Stoneham, and in Lynn, where he was 
a shoe-manufacturer. He d. of consumption, 1876. Mrs. 
Cheney d. in 1896. 

I. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE,^ b. 1852, m. Sept. 7, 1876, 
George W. Barry, of Lynn, d. of consumption in Tucson, 
Arizona, Nov. 11, 1890. 

II. JOHN CAMPBELL,^ b. March 10, 1853, d. of consumption, 

785. AMASA WILLIAM,^ (Amasa,^ Winiam,^ Tris- 
tram,s John,* John,^ Peter,^ John,i) b. at Milltown, N. B. 
March 14, 1825, m. Mary S. Hetherington, b. in England. 
He went to sea in merchant service when a mere boy of 
twelve, being under a relative who was a sea-captain. He 
enlisted in the U. S. Navy on reaching maturity. Made 
several cruises and was placed under instruction at the 
Brooklyn Navy Yard for the position of gunner — Warrant 
Officer — was appointed to the position on the Vandalia. 
Sailed for the East Indies ; reached Cape Town and heard of 
the Secession of South Carolina, came home and was sent 
to the blockade of Charleston. He was in Dupont's expedi- 
tion, participated in the capture of the forts at Hilton Head, 
Port Royal and Tybee Island. Subsequently served on the 
" Richmond" at Mobile, Ala., and finally came home in the 
"Portsmouth" at the close of the war. Is retired, and 
resides at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

FLORENCE A. P.,9 b. at Patterson, N. J. May, 1881. 


786. WILLIAM RILEY,8 (William,' Elias,^ Tnstram,*' 
John,* John,^Peter,2 John, 1) b. atWaterford, Vt. Jan. 3, 1812, 
m. Dec. 4, 1834, Alice Eliza Savage. He was a farmer; 
resided at Stowe, Vt. Also owned and managed a saw-mill, 
and did a good deal of lumbering. Built bridges and sawed 
out "dimension stuff" for buildings, etc. He was an hon- 
est, upright man. He d. of heart-disease from which he had 
suffered many years, July 9, 1881. 


I. OLIVE ELIZABETH,^ b. Nov. 14, 1836, m. John Corliss. 
They had ten children, of whom only two are living at this 
writing, viz.: (i) William Corliss, resides in California, (2) Ben- 
jamin Cheney Corliss, blacksmith, resides in Orford, Vt. 

918. n. WILLIAM JOSEPH,^ b. May 8, 1838. 

m. JANE L0UISA,9 b. Nov. 25, 1839, m. in March, 1862, Chan- 
dler Watts of Stowe, Vt. He is a son of Charles R. and Sarah 
(Tomlin»on) Watts. In Aug. 1862 he enlisted in the ii*** regt. 
Vt. Vol. Inf. Col. J. M. Warren and served faithfully until his 
honorable discharge in June, 1865. Was on detailed duty at 
commissary headquarters much of the time, and made Com- 
missary Sergeant. He has a large dairy farm and extensive 
maple sugar orchard. Has been much in town offices. His 
eldest daughter, Nellie A. Watts is a graduate of Johnson 
Normal School and has been a pupil of the N. E. Conservatory 
of Music ; is a music teacher. 

IV. HENRY L.,9 b. March 12, 1841, d. June 20, 1863. 

919. V. GEORGE ARTHUR,^ b. Nov. 25, 1842. 

920. VI. EDWIN RILEY,9b. Dec. 23, 1844. 

He enlisted in the 4"^ Regt. Vermont Volunteer Infantry for 
service against the Slaveholder's Rebellion, and served i year, 
4 months and 14 days. After the war he purchased and carried 
on the sawmill his father formerly had. He removed to Ander- 
son, Ind. and is in the Insurance business. 

vii. ALMIRA SAVAGE,9 b. Jan. 6, 1847, d. Sept. 16, 1848. 

vni. ARTHUR LORENZO.^ b. June 3, 1849, d. Oct. 9, 1859. 

IX. MYRA FRANCES,^ b. Oct. 2, 1852, d. Dec. 27, 1875. 

921. X. ALBERT HENRY,» b. Sept. 14, 1855. 



787- LORENZO DOW,^ (William,^ Elias,^ Tristram,^ 
John,^ John,^ Peter, ^ John/) b. at Waterford, Vt. July 22, 

1814, m. Sept. 30, 1838, Sarah Hill. He d. May 16, 1877. 

CHARLES B.,9 b. Jan. 18, 1850. 

790. BENJAMIN PIERCE,8 (JesseJ Elias,^ Tristram,^ 
John,^ John,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in Hillsboro, N. H. Aug. 12, 

1815, m. June 6, 1865, Elizabeth Stickney, dau. of Asahel 
and Elizabeth Searle (Whiting) Clapp, of Dorchester, b. 
Aug. 23, 1839. Mrs. Cheney is a lineal descendant of Nicholas 
Clapp, and also counts among her ancestors Capt. Roger 
Clapp and Maj. Gen. Humphrey Atherton, valiant in the 
defense and wise in the government of the Massachusetts 
Colony. Her mother's immigrant ancestor was Rev. Samuel 
Whiting, whose wife, Elizabeth St. John, was sister to the 
Lord Chief Justice of England, and of royal descent. 

Mr. Cheney began life obediently, resolutely, and use- 
fully. At sixteen he began to drive a stage-coach from 
Keene to Nashua, N. H., and became renowned for his skill 
as a horseman, his urbanity as a conductor, and his accuracy 
and efficiency as a carrier of parcels and in doing the nu- 
merous errands entrusted to him. Six years, from Monday 
morning to Saturday evening, he did this arduous work, 
without losing a day. Daniel Webster was sometimes a pas- 
senger of his, and took a great liking to him. When Mr. 
Cheney went into the Express business at a later date, Mr. 
Webster wrote out and presented to Mr. Cheney a copy of 
the laws of the state relating to common carriers. By the 
building of a railroad from Boston through Lowell to Nashua 
and so on to Concord, the parcel and errand business on the 
coaches and in the cars grew extensively. Mr. Cheney 
showed himself the foremost man among stage-drivers in 
this work ; was entrusted by banks with large amounts of 
money to and from Boston banks, &c. &c. Connecting 
stage-lines at length combined and engaged him to become 
general agent and principal messenger of the entire system 


of New Hampshire and Vermont lines with their Canadian 
connections, resident at Boston, paying him a larger salary 
than any bank cashier in Boston was at that time receiving. 
He founded The United States and Canada Express Company 
and was its manager. He had a wonderful grasp of details ; 
kept remarkably full and accurate accounts, and worked un- 
tiringly. Had good knowledge of men and secured efficient 
co-workers. The business grew with the country, and became 
a necessity of community ; and he grew with it. He thus 
came into association with William T. Harnden and others 
who were developing the idea of what is now one of the great 
departments of business : and after a while the American 
Express Company arose, of which Mr. Cheney was a very 
strong factor. From this business, with growing wealth, he 
turned to real estate and railroad investments ; through all 
of which he accumulated a large property. He had one resi- 
dence on Marlboro Street in Boston, and another in the town 
of Dover, near Wellesley ; the latter he developed into one 
of the most charming villas imaginable, remarkable, in par- 
ticular, for its conservatories and gardens. He married a little 
later than is customary a daughter of his most intimate friend, 
whom he had seen grow up from her cradle, and had a most 
happy home. He had a wide acquaintance, and his friend- 
ship was much prized. He joined the N. E. Historic-Gene- 
alogical Society, being interested to promote all its objects ; 
he had been a model son, and had great respect for his an- 
cestors. He was interested in the publication of the history of 
the town of Antrim, and did what was then within his reach 
to make the article on his family complete ; and encouraged 
his cousin, Rev. William F. Cheney, to make further inves- 
tigations in the history of their ancestors, offering to publish 
a genealogy if he would compile one. He was a cordial, 
helpful friend and a benevolent man. He loved " the Old 
Granite State," and did two notable things for it. In the 
first place he gave to Dartmouth College the sum — exceed- 
ingly liberal for those days — of Fifty Thousand dollars. 
In the second place he procured, and completed and gave 


to the State of New Hampshire a statue of her favorite son, 
Hon. Daniel Webster, at a cost of $12,000. An account of 
the latter donation is preserved in a volume issued by the 
state, entitled " Official Proceedings at the Dedication of 
the Statue of Daniel Webster at Concord, N. H. Nov. 17, 
1886 :" it contains a cut of the statue, an engraving of Mr. 
Cheney, the oration by Rev. S. C. Bartlett, D. D., president 
of Dartmouth College, and addresses by other gentlemen, 
with a history of the preparation and dedication of the statue, 
&c. The statue is bronze, modelled by Thomas Ball, weighs 
2000 pounds, is 8 feet high, standing on a plinth and base 
of Concord granite. It is a magnificent reproduction of the 
wonderfully impressive face and form of the great statesman 
and orator. The speech of Mr. Cheney at the unveiling of 
the statue is thus reported : 

"Your Excellency; — ■ 

I am happy at the fulfillment of an intention which I have long cherished, 
of presenting to my native state a statue of Daniel Webster. I trust that 
it may be received by you in behalf of the people whose political rights 
are entrusted to your care, as an appropriate tribute to the memory of a 
son of New Hampshire, who as a patriot was unexcelled, and as an orator 
and statesman was without a peer. 

I now deliver to your Excellency the conveyance of the statue to the 
state, executed by the trustees having the matter in charge." 

Another of his benefactions was conferred on a community 
in the state of Washington, to which the founders had given 
his name, on account of his prominent connection with the 
railroad and express interests of the region. He presented 
them with a foundation for an academy, thus looking for- 
ward into coming years. The name of Cheney^ Washington, 
is thus " a monument more lasting than brazen tablet." 

He bestowed much in gifts to relatives and friends and the 
needy, and gave generous sums to a number of worthy causes 
in his will. 

He was a person of erect, manly appearance, one to whom 
approach was easy and confidence natural. 

He lost an arm in a railroad accident, but was not otherwise 


injured. In general he possessed excellent vigor and en- 
joyed the results of his early toil and mature management. 

Mr. Cheney's health began to break in 1886. He went 
to Europe for a change, but was obliged to return in seven 
weeks owing to severe illness, which lasted several months. 
In 1891-2 he had a third attack of La Grippe which enfeebled 
his system greatly; and he gradually failed until he " passed 
over " July 23, 1895, at the ripe age of eighty years, lacking 
but a few days. He probably indited, certainly approved, 
that which is said of him in the History of Antrim, N. H. : 
"He had no aspirations for public office"; . . . "in re- 
ligion he never forgot the foundation, namely that of being 
a sober, energetic, industrious, honest, humble. God-fearing 

He d. July 23, 1895. 


922. I. BENJAMIN PIERCE,9 jr., b. April 8, 1866. 
11. ALICE STEELE,9 b. Aug. 27, 1867. 

923. in. CHARLES PAINE,^ b. Dec. 20, 1869. 
IV. MARY,9 b. Nov. 3, 1871. 

v. ELIZABETH,^ b. Dec. 4, 1874.