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58. IV. HEZEKIAH,5 b. Aug. 4, 1771.

59. V. JAMES,5 b. Aug, 28, 1773.

VI. POLLY,^ [Molly] b. Feb. 3, 1776, m. April 14, 1803, Benjamin

Maxwell, of Heath.
VII. PATTY,5 m. Feb. 28, 1803, Thaddeiis Brown.

25. NICHOLAS,* (Peter,3 Peter,2John,i) b. in Newbury
March 14, 1692, m. Dec. i, 1717, Hannah, dau. of James
and Abigail (Lambert) Tenneyof Rowley, b. April 4, 1695.
He bought half of his father's home place July 2, 17 14, and
there resided. He drew a lot in " Narraganset," [Buxton,
Me.] in 1735, but never lived there. He passed his life in
Byfield 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.

CHILDREN.

I. ABIGAIL,^ b. Oct. 14, 1718, m. May 24, 1758, Abtter Bayley.
II. SAMUEL,^ b. Oct. 17, 1720, d. March 11, 1742.

III. GERSH0M,5]

IV. ELDAD,« jbapt. Feb. 16, 1723-4.

60. V. BENJAMIN,^ b. April 13, 1725.



CHENEY GENEALOGY.



243



VI. NICHOLAS,^ unrecorded, but known by a deed of land from his
father, Nov. 6, 1773.

VII. DAVID, 5 bapt. March 30, 1729.

viii. HANNAH,^ bapt. Jan. 28, 1732-3, d. early.

IX. HANNAH,^ bapt. Dec. 12, 1736, m. Nov. 25, I'j^'^.Joh?! Hohnan.

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, ^"^^ ^^^^ 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 documentary 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 Peter^'s brother
Dea. John ;^ the family interest in the Connecticut valley,

* Thomas Long is believed to have come to Hartford from the neighborhood of Boston not far from
1665. He married first in Hartford Sarah, dau. of John and Sarah (VVadsworth) 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 born 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
1729 she conveyed to Benjamin Cheney for 20 shillings her right in the "five miles" land. In 173 1
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 after her own decease, reserving however the use of said estate during her own life."



244 JOHN; FOURTH GENERATION.

shown in NathanieP's 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 j^ears of Dea. John^ and his sons in Sudbur}^,
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 years. 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 Mary
Holmes the wife of Peter Cheney of Newbury. And, finally
if Benjamin,* son of Peter^ of Newbury had died in youth,
his brother Nicholas would have been called only 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 propert}' of Thomas Olcott Dec.
19, 1721.

This saw-mill had been a subject of some contention. At a meeting of
the Inhabitants of Hartford Dec. 14, 1719,11 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 Pitkin 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." But 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
" Windsor men." He was one of the " others " alluded to in the town vote,



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 245

I suppose, for his name is not found in any record or list of Windsor
people.

" 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 ^ 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 r 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



246 JOHN; FOURTH GENERATION.

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
stands.

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.

7» 1725/6.

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,



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 247

1 761, 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 d/d great coat 5/

brown plain cloth coat 5/ ^l — 4 — 6

p. black breeches 6^. p. fustin do. 6<^. red under Jacket 9*^ two

yds. \ Cloth Sheltone 6/9 0—8 — 6

5 yds I of black serge 11.78/6^ Chexhelton Shirt 2/8 Chex

homespun shirt I / chex Shirt 1/6 DO. I /3d 2 — 4-1 1

I white shirt 1/3 beever hat 38/. y^ \ 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 1/4^

brown Do. 9^ o — 2—9

p"^ Silver Shoe buckels 10/ one of knee Do. 4/6 money i^ 11. 5*^

gold necklece 3^ Crimson Cloak 24/ 6 — 9-1 1

Silk Camblet riding hood 25/ Cheme gown 25/ Russell Do. 14/

Silk Crepe Do. 20/ brown Camblet Do. 27/6 5-1 1 — 6

blew quilt 7/ flanel under Coat 3/ linen shift 5/6 old Do. 2/9

Cotton [reper] 9^ hollan apron 4/ i — 3 — o

Check DO. 2/6 Taffety handkerchif 4/6 linen Do. 6^ Chex

linen apron 1/6 Chexhellen Do. 2/6 Chexlinen Do. 2/6 . . 0-14 — o
Chek .linen Do. 2/6 hellen Do. 3/ p blew stockins 1/ p. Do. gd

three p. 9^ p lether gloves 1/6 p paded Do. 1/6 .... o-ii — o
p Stays 4/6 bunnit 6/ hollon handkerchif 1/3^ lawn hood 4/

hoUon 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 Callico

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/ . . 4-1 7 — o
bedsted 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



248 JOHN; FOURTH GENERATION.

Do. No. 8 : 3/6 D°. No. 9 : 3/ Diaper Table cloth 10/ Carsey

DO, 9/ Norsey DO. 4/ plain cloth DO. 2/3 £i-ii — 9

DO. 2/3 Diaper Napkin 2/ 5 Norsey towels 3/9 Do. 1/5 three

DO. 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 — — 6
Large round Table 12/ painted old chest 3/ plain chest with a

lock & key 4/. two boxes 3/ i — 2 — o

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 ^3 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^s 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 — o

3 suet tubs 1/6 Keilor 1/ one barel with tar 6/ ten old barels

4/10'i two old hh'i. 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. I / 0-12 — 9

7 earthen plates iC^p plates 5/107 tea Dishes & 1 1 plates 2/6
large punch bowl 2/ barbar bowl 1/ 2 Small Do. 1/6 Vinegar
Cruse 5"i 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/g'^ three platters 7/3 bason 1/6 old Do.

1/ qtr. 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 — o

Tumbler 4"^. puter platter 4/ point cup 2/ tin tunnel 9'* Do. 4d
tin pan 2/ Do. 1/ Sasspan 1/2 Cullinder 2/ tin pail 4/. Ian-
thorn 2/6 tin cup 1/2'i Canister 1/6 0-12 — 7

2 paper boxes 2<i 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 Mr. Jenneseys 1/8 M'' Bunyan 6'^ token to mourners 8'^

Mr Cuthers 9^ M^". Right 6'^ psalm book 4I o — 4 — 5

M"". Hookers 8'^ M"" Baxters 6^ M^ Dohttle 3/ brush 1/ yoak

of oxen ;/^i 6 farrow cow ^3.10/ Milch Cow _2^4 23-12 — 5

little cow £3.5/ 2 yearling steers ^5 black cow £s- Sow &

4 pigs 30/ 6 shoats ^3.6/ Rone horse £6 — 10/ .... 24-11 — o

great breaken pot 5/ next biggest Do. 5/ little pot 1/8"^ Dish

kettle 5/2 little Do. 1/6 breeken pot 1/6 0-19 — o



CHENEY GENEALOGY.



249



tea Kittle 2/6 little Tongs & fire pan 2/6 handirons 9/3<i 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 Do. 9*1 hand saw
1/3 Shoe hames 6<i 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/iQd six p"! D". 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/ pr cards 1 79^ 1-14 — 8

Colter & harness 8*^. Sled 3/ horseplow 7/ plowshare 9"^ peace

Calf Skin leather 1/6 three bushel of Rye 9/ ,1 — i-ti

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 ^1:15/ Small broad ax 1/ 2-12 — 6

a groving plow i/har\dng plow 5'^ 2 rabbit plaines 1/ 2 augers

4'i quarter round & Sash plain 6^ o — 3 — 3

[filister] 3d fine saw 2/6 Inch & ^ auger 2/ gouge 6*^ five
old chisels io<i 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*1 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'* pellow 2^ half a geografy 4/6 half a Diction-
ary 4/6 o-i 5 — 8

ferrier book 9*^ a Case w^^ 5 bottles 9/. 2 Square bottles 2/

Silver tea Spoon 3/ brass Ink Stand i/6<i 0-16 — 3

Pocket Compass 2/6 gaging Rod 3/. 2II. bullets 1/ p Money

Seales 4/. Wood bottle 2/6d half peck 9'i 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 Countrj' 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/ £2>4 ■ 4 : the Dweling house
at ^80 the barn at ^20. horse house 30/ 190 : 14 : o



250 JOHN; FOURTH GENERATION.

Second Division 60 Rods wide East & West & runs through
s'l. lot 16 acres of Improved land at 36/ p acre ^28.16/ 52
acres of unimproved land at 25/ ^65 ;^93-i6 — o

Third Division 60 Rods Wide East & West & runs through

the s^ 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**

lot $i acres Improved land . . . . , 3-10 — o

64 and i acres of unimproved land at 12/ p acre .... 38 — 8 — o

3 1 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 — 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 4ot 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 I o/pr 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 13-15 — 6

John Andrews Right in the fourth teer N^. 142 bounds north
on Tho^. Standish South on Joseph Whaples Contains 6
acres & 80 rods 1 0/ pr. acre •. . . . 3 — 5 —

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 1-17 — 6

Thomas Whaples Right in the fifth teer N^. 186 bounds north
on m'' Holyoak South on Ichabod Wells Contains 3 acres
& 120 rods at 5/ p"^. acre 0-18 — 9



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 251

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 ^i — — 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 ^688:188-. i^

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

CHILDREN.

61. I. BENJAMIN,^ b. Sept. 8, 1725, Wednesday.

62. II. ABIEL,5 b. May 18, 1727, Thursday.

ni. ELIZABETH,^ b. Dec. 9, 1728, Monday, m. White Griswold,
Feb. 14, 1751. 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



252 JOHN; FOURTH GENERATION.

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,^ b. July 31, 1737, Friday, d. in 1763.

27. EDMUND,* (John,3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in Newbury
June 29, 1696, m. i®\ Nov. 18, 1714, Mary Plumer of Row-
ley.

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.

CHILDREN.

65. I. M0SES,5 b. Nov. 26, 1715.

66. II. NATHANIEL,^ b. Sept. 22, 171 7.

67. III. EDMUND,5b. May 15, 1719.

68. IV. PETER,6 b. April 3, 1721.

V. MARY,5 b. March 3, 1722-3.
VI. MARTHA,^ b. April 27, 1726, at Sudbury, m. in Newbury, Aug.

22, 1745, Archelaus Poor.
VII. J0HN,5 bapt. Aug. 15, 1731, d. early.

69. VIII. J0HN,5 bapt. Sept. 23, 1733.



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