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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,
Brookline.
IV. EMILY ESTHER," b. Oct. 11, 1828, d. June 14, 1859.

87. CHARLES,^ (Thomas,^ John,^ Benjamm,^ Thomas,^
William, 1) b. in Dudley Nov. 9, 1786; m. Alcy Barnes.
He resided at Southbridge. He d. Dec. 17, 1841.

CHILDREN.

173. I. JOHN NELSON,'^ b. Nov. 29, 1811.

u. SARAH MORSE,'' b. March 9, 1814; m. March 4, 1837,
Erastus Diirkeej d. Dec. 28, 1881.

III. JULIA E.,'' b. Sept. 5, 1817; m. i^S Nov. 25, 1838, Satn7tel

Chafee; m. 2^, Jan. 8, 1868, Fraitk Crawford of Union, Ct. ;
she d. April 19, 1884.

IV. HARRIET," b. Oct. 29, 1820; m. Oct. 26, 1840, Charles C.

Wood 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.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. in

88. THOMAS, 6 (Benjamin, 5 William, ^ Benjamin, 3
Thomas,^ 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-
corded.

CHILDREN.

174. I. HENRY,T [Harry'?] b. March 30, 1793.

175. II. DANFORTH/ b. Oct. 29, 1794.

176. m. THOMAS/ b. Dec. 12, 1796.
IV. POLLY,^ b. April i, 1800.

177. V. JONATHAN STOWELLJ b. Dec. 31, 1802.

178. VI. JOHN,T b Dec. 5, 1804.

89. DAN I EL, 6 (Benjamin, 5 William, * Benjamin, 3
Thomas,^ William,^) 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.

CHILDREN.

I. SALLY,'? m. White.

n. EUNICE/ m. Randall.

III. RACHEL.7

180. IV. WELLES/ b. April 6, 1806.

V. MEHITABEL.T

181. VI. JOHN/ b. June 6, 1813.

182. VII. LYMAN/
VIII. ELETHEER.7

183. IX. WALTER/

90. ABIEL,6 (Benjamin,^ William,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^
William, 1) 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, 1791, for £55, and made his home
there. No issue.



112 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

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 HoUiston ; 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."



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 113

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, 1818, — $96 ^^-r annum. Was a
merchant and tavern-keeper ; was justice of the peace. He
d. Oct. 30, 1844.

CHILDREN.

I. ELIZABETH,^ b. Nov. 22, d. Dec. 12, 1789.

II. WALES," b. Sept. 23, 1792, a bright child, proficient in Draw-

ing and Latin ; d. Oct. 22, 1800.

III. BETSEY,' b. Dec. 8, 1794, m. in Jamaica, Vt. Jan. i, 1815,

Jonatha?i 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. Titnothy

Spmilding, 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. 1^, April 1838, John Robinson.

186. VIII. SAMUEL TORREY READ,^ b. June 29, 1806.

LUCY ANN, b. Feb. 9, 1810, m. March 15, 1830, Emery
Brown.

94. DAVID,6 (Wales,5 William,* William,^ William,2
William,!) b. in Mendon, Feb. 25, 1763, m. June 15, 1784,
Elizabeth Jones, b. Nov., 1769; she d. Feb. 19, 1834. ^^
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.

CHILDREN.

187. I. JOSIAH," b. Jan. i, 1789.

188. n. 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'' Davis J d. Dec. 6, 1820,



114 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

95. NATHAN,6 (Wales,5 William,^ William,^ William,^
William, 1) 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.

CHILDREN.

I. SALLY,' b. May 26, 1791 ; m. July 22, 1809, Mark^ (son of
Ebenezer ^.) Cheney.

190. n. AMOS,' b. Nov. 2, 1793.

ni. 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, 1808 ; m. Feb. 29, 1828, Stillman Knowl-

ion, of Athol.

IX. LAURA,' b. March 17, 181 2; m. June 11, 1834, Sullivan

Smith, of Orange ; Child : Chandler Smith (with whom Mrs.

Laura Cheney Smith resides).

X. MARY,'^ b. Oct. 9, 1814, m. March 2, 1837, Absalom Lord;

lived in Jonesville.
XL MARIA S.," b. March 31, 1819; m. Oct. 11, 1843, Emery
Lord; d. June 9, 1844,

96. ASA,6 (Wales,^ William,^ William,^ William,^
William, 1) 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."

CHILDREN.

I. CATHARINE SMITH,'^ b. Sept. 3, 1799.
II. ELIZA JONES,'^ b. Sept. 19, 1801 ; d. April 9, 1810.
III. MARY H.j'^b. Aug. 4, i?>Q^;m.Jairus Whiting; d. July 7, 1877.

194. IV. DAVID,^ b. Feb. 9, 1807.

195. V. WILLIAM PITMAN,^ b. March 23, 1811.



CHENEY GENEALOGY.



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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'^, C. F. Blood.

196. viii. NATHANIEL JONES,^ b. May 26, 1816.

98. ALEXANDER, 6 (Wales,^ William,^ William,^
William,2 William, i) b. Oct. 8, 1780; m. i^* Aug. 2, 1801,
Lovice, dau. of Dea. Edmund and Beulah (Stearns) Bowker,
b. March 22, 1779, d. March 7, 1824. He m. 2*^, June 6,
1827, w^idow Elizabeth W. Stone, of Hopkinton ; she d. June
25, 1828. He m. 3'\Jan. 21, 1829, widov^ Anna (Whitney)
Barnes. She d. April 27, 1854. -^^ 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.

CHILDREN.

I. PENELOPE,'^ b. Sept. 7, 1802; m. April 27, 1823, Da7ia
Knowlton^ and settled in Petersham.

II. SOPHIA,^ b. Feb. 9, 1803; m. Oct. 24, 1824 Rufus Claflin.jr.
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,'? b. Nov. 9, 1810; m. Alfred Warner.

VII. LOVICE S.,7 b. — - , d. April i, 1845.

vm. ELIZABETH,' b. Nov. 9, 1829; d. June 18, 1850.
IX. LAURA ANN,' b. June 11, 1831 ; d. March 16, 1845.



ii6 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

99. ARTEMAS,6 (Caleb,5 William,^ William,^ William,2
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 fifer with Capt. Benj.
Farrar's co. of Col. Benj. Haws' regt. Sept. 27, 1777, and
served i mo. 5 days 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 enlisted 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.

CHILDREN.

198. I. EBENEZEV b. April 14, 1782.

199. n. ARTEMAS,'' b. March 27, 1786.

I 00. CALVIN,^ (Caleb,^ William,* William,^ William,2
William, 1) b. in Mendon, April 26, 1766; m. Miriam .

CHILDREN.

I. ALINDA,^ b. , d. Aug. 25, 1798.

II. CALEB THAYER/ b. , d. Aug. 29, 1798.

III. SAMUEL F.,'' b. , d. Sept. 23, 1798.

IV. SUSANNA RICHARDSON,' b. Nov. 5, 1799, m., Nov. 11,

1824, Rufus White, of Charlton.

200. v. LEVI,'' b. Feb. 6, 1801.

VI. PAMELA,'^ b. Aug. 29, 1802.

201. vn. CALVIN JEFFERSON,'? b. Aug. 23, 1804.

202. VIII. ASA FOSKETT,' b. Feb. 21, 1807.

203. IX. RUSSELL,"? b. Jan 5, 1810.

204. X. ELLIOT, b. Jan. 11, 1812.













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EDWIN PERRY WELLS.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 117

101. CALEB,6 ji-^^ (Caleb,5 William,* William,^ William,^
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.

CHILDREN.

I. LINDA/ d. in early infancy.

n. HOPE J d. in early infancy.

205. ni. CARMEL,' b. Sept. 20, 1796.

206. IV. IRAJ 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 William,^ William,^ William,^
William, 1) b. Aug. 22, 1776; m. Nov. 28, 1797, Sarah, dau.
of Samuel and Sarah (Saunders) Beal ; shed. July 30, 1811.
Res. Milford.

CHILDREN.
I. CLARISSA,'^ b. Sept, 5, 1798; m. April5, 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.



ii8 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

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.

CHILDREN, BORN AT DOVER, VT.

I. RUBY,'^ b. April 21, 1787; m. April 27, 1809, Williafn 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.

III. 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
book.

210. IX. SETH,^ b. Dec. 12, 1809.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 119

I 04. ELIJAH,^ (Ebenezer,5 William,4 Wmiam,^ 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.

CHILDREN.

I. JERUSHA,^ b. Oct. 9, 1803, d. Jan. 4, 1820.
n. CLARISSA,^ b. Sept. 11, 1805, d. April 26, 1873.

211. ni. ALVIN,'^ b. Jan. 10, 1808.

212. IV. SYLVANUS H0LBR00K,7b. 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, 181 7, d. Oct. i, 1820.

214. VIII. ERASTUS,^ b. Oct. 20, 1819.

IX. LYDIA M.,^ b. Aug. 25, 1822, d. Oct. 21, 1888, m. April i, 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,3William,2
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.

CHILDREN.

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,7 b. Sept. 17, 1809.



I20 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

218. VI. LUKE,T b. Sept. 6, 181 1.

VII. WELTHA,'^ b. Oct. 29, 1819, m. Jan. 18, 1S3S, /^/i« Alonzo
Goff; d. in Richford, Vt., May 3, 1863.

219. VIII. RUSSEL POWELL," b. May 6, 1821.

IX. ELIZABETH," b. June 17, 1824, m. Aug. 15, 1841, Stephen B

Goff.
X. HARRIET ATWOOD,^ b. Aug. 10, 1826, d. Sept. 22, 1864.

I 07. MARK,6 (Ebenezer,5 William/ William,^ William,^
William,^) b. Sept. 29, 1788, m. Sally," dau, of Nathan^ and
Ruth (French) Cheney, 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 ; pla3^ed
the bass viol ; had a cheerful disposition ; was capable and
efficient.

CHILDREN.
I. EMERY," b. Sept. 2, 1809.

220. 11. SON, b. and d. Sept. 24, 181 1.

III. SALLY,'^ b. Sept. 30, 1812, m. March 4, 1833, John Johnson.
Resided in No. Orange until 1849; rem. to Hartford, Ct.
Children: (i) Leroy Johnson, b. Oct. 24, 1836, d. Aug. 1837;
(2) Laura Johnson, b. Nov. 9, 1837; m. Sept. 8, 1856, Amos
Whitney of Hartford, Ct. and had Nellie Hortense Whitney, b-
Oct. 5, 1861, 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 drj^ 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
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CHENEY GENEALOGY. 121

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 7?
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, 1 841.
XI. RUTH,' b. Feb. 8, 1834; d. Aug. 9, 1841.

I 08. LUKE,6 (Ebenezer,5 William,* William,^ William,^
William, 1) b. Dec. 27, 1790, m. Feb. 14, 1814, Charlotte,
dau. of Jonathan Jones, b. July 14, I793'

' He removed to Londonderry, Vt.

CHILD.

225. JOHN.^

I 09. MATTHEW,^ (Ebenezer,5 William,* William,^ Wil-
liam,2 Wilham,!) b. Feb. 13, 1795.

CHILDREN.
L EMILY ANN,' b. May 18, 1825.

226. II. GEORGE ANCELL,^ b. March 3, 1827.

I 10. SILAS,6 (William,^ Wilham,* William,^ William,^
WiUiam,!) b. Aug. 22, 1771 ; m. Nov. 29, 1792, Sarah,
[Sally] dau. of Phinehas and Molly (Gage) Davis, b. Jan.

^9' ^767. CHILD.

NANCY, b. Feb. 4, 1793.

III. JESSE,6 (William,^ William,* William,^ William,^
William, 1) 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.'



122 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

I 13. JOHN,6 (William,^ 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.

CHILDREN.

227. I. SILAS,'^ b. Aug. 29, 1807.

n. LOUISAJ b. Feb. 14, 1809; m. in 1839, Howland Tyler.

228. m. ZIBA/ b. Dec. i, 1810.

IV. SUSAN,^ b. Feb, 7, 181 2; m. Aug. 14, 1836, Richmond Stone.

229. v. WILLIAM/ b. Oct. 5, 1813.

230. VI. ELBRIDGE,'' b. Sept. 13, 181 5.

231. VII. JOSEPH," b. April 5, 1817.

vni. 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,* William,^ Winiam,^ 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.

CHILDREN.

I. MARY,^ b. May 26, 1809; d. July 9, 1811.
11. JEDUTHAN,^ b. June 26, 181 1.

235. III. ISAAC,'' b. Dec. 20, 1813.

IV. NAPOLEON,'' b. Oct. 12, 1815, d, March 4, 1838.

v. MARY,''b. Jan. 19, 181 8; m. i", yl/r, Alexander; m, 2^ Sept. 13,

1847, William H. King.

VI. FANNY,'' b. Oct. 23, 1819, m. Noah W. Packard.

VII. PRESSON,^ b. March 24, 1822.

VIII. SYLVIA,'' b. Nov. 3, 1823 ; m. Washburn.

IX. JOSEPH.n ^ ^ ., . ^ ,
Vb. April 6, 1826.
X. DAMON,'']



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 123

I 1 5. 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) Goodell, 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.

CHILDREN.

I. PRUDENCE,^ b. March 17, 181 1; m. Nov. 26, i?>^6, Edwm
Battles, of Orange.

n. CHARLOTTE,'^ b. July 12, 1812; m. Artemas Ward Johnson of
Orange and Boston; Children: (i)Georgiana Johnson, b. May 10,
1839, ™- Charles Warren Cheney; (2) Alfred Johnson, b. Nov.
13, 1841.

236. m. 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, 1851.

240. X. EBENEZER,^ b. Sept. 11, 1828.

XI. ABIGAIL," b. July 31, 1831 ; d. June 11, 1835.
XII TANE ■^ f 1 ]2iVi&,'' rt\. James E. Mellen,d.

i b. Nov. 25,1834, ^ Nov. 11,1856.
xm. JANETTE,' [ J d. May 16, 1849.

I 16. STEPHEN,^ (Levi,5 WiUiam,* William,^ William,^
William, 1) b. Jan. 30, 1795, m. in Orange, Oct. 23, 1816,
Matilda Kendall. He d. in Barre, March 2, 1873.

CHILD.

LOIS W. ^b. Oct. 28, 181 7.



124 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

I I 7. ALEXANDER,^ (Levi,^ William,* William,^ Wil-
liam,^ William,^) 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.

CHILDREN.
I. HARRIET EMELINE/ b. March 2, 1826; d. March 23, 1849.

241. n. ALEXANDER,^ b. June 30, 1828.

in. ADAMS/ b. Nov. 11, 1831, d. unmarried Sept. 22, 1855.

IV. TAPHA ANNJ 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. Au^. 6, 1848.

I I 8. PRESSON,6 (Levi,5 William,* William,^ William,^
William,^) b. July 11, 1823, m. Mrs. Mary Ann, widov^ of
Denny Rich, who d. July 29, 1874.

He resided in Orange. He d. Oct. 13, 1855.

CHILDREN.

242. I. LEVI PRESSONj^'b. June 3, 1846.

243. II. GEORGE B.,7 b. Dec. 2, 1847.

244. m. CHARLES N.,^ b. May 27, 1849.

IV. HENRY,T b. June 21, 1853 ; d. Sept. 4, 1853.



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