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He resides in Manchester, N. H.
m. MARY L0UISA,8 b. Aug. 29, 1848, m. Cliftoii 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.

CHILDREN.

570. I. CLEVELAND JEFFERSON, Jr.,8 b. in 1846.
II. A daughter, who m. William Atwood, of Lowell.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 367

275. SAMUEL,' (Duston,^ Duston,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^
Daniel,^ John, 1) b. in Plaistow, N. H., Dec. 4, 1797; m.
April 20, 1815, Nancy Colhns, who survived him.

CHILD.

571. HEZEKIAH H.,8 b. June 18, 1823.

277. EPHRAIM GILE,' (Duston,^ Duston,^ Thomas,*
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Plaistow, N. H., Nov. 19,
1820, m. I** Mahala, dau. 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
Merrimac.

CHILDREN.
I. MARGARET ELMIRA.s b. April 5, 1843 ; m. Orne.

572. n. OSCAR DUSTON,^ b. Dec. 29, 1845.

III. ELMIRA H0UGHT0N,8 b. Nov. 10, 1848 ; m. Story.

IV. FRANCELLA,8 b. June 17, 1850; d. at Newton, N. H. Jan. 7,

1870.

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)
Ela.

CHILDREN.
I. SARAH AUGUSTA,s b. March 22, 1846; d. Nov. 5, 1852.
11. EMMA FRANCES,^ b. July 30, 1853.
III. ELLA FL0RENCE,8 b. Jan. 31, 1856.

573. IV. GEORGE WALTER,^ b. Jan. 7, 1857.

280. JESSE,7 (Giles,6 Duston,^ Thomas,* Daniel,^ Daniel,''
John,^) b. in Washington, Vt. March 18, 1790, m. Eleanor

, b. Nov. 28, 1791, d. Sept. 11, 1870. He d. April 25,

1846.

CHILDREN.
I. DANIEL,8 b. Nov. 8, 1816.
II. BENJAMIN,8 b. March 4, 1818.

III. LUCY,* b. Oct. 22, 1819, m. Asahel Capen, of Stoughton.
574- IV. CUTTING CALEF,* b. Oct. 31, 1820.



368 JOHN; SEVENTH GENERATION.

V. ESTHER,^ b. May 20, 1822, m. Daniel Moore of Thetford, Vt.

Resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.
VI. MARGARET,* b. Feb. 26, \Z2\,ra.. Moses Spear oi Vershire Vt.

v„. JESSE,. 1 ^ ^^^ _3^3^
vm. ZAD0C,8j

281. ZADOC," (Giles,6 Duston,^ 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.

CHILDREN.

I. WILLIAM WAIT,* b. Sept. 3, 1824, m. Rhoda Richardson.
He is a farmer at Washington, Vt.

lid. n. LUCIUS INGHAM,* b. March 10, 1827.

III. HENRY,* b. Jul}^ 23, 1829; m. EHzabeth Allen. Is a farmer;

resides at Washington, Vt.

IV. ELIZA ANN,* b. March 23, 1831, d. April 15, 1845.

V. SMITH,* 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 ZADOC,* b. Aug. 18, 1837, m. Betsey Burgin; res.

at Walla Walla, Wash.

283. REUBEN PEASLEY,7 (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 and d. in 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."

CHILDREN.

580. I. FREDERICK PORTER,* b. July 11, 1828.

581. II. NELSON,* b. April 17, 1830.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 369

III. CELESTIA,^ b. m. Tho/nas B. Stevens. He is a farmer

in West Glover, Vt. Children: (i) Reuben Cheney Stevens,
m. Mary R. Lyman, resides in Norwich, Vt. (2) Nelson Cheney
Stevens, res. West Glover, Vt.

290. PHILIP," (Peter,6 Thomas,^ Thomas/ Daniel,^
Daniel,^ John,^) b. jNIarch 10, 1796, m. Nancy Brown. He
resided at Wilraot, N. H.

CHILDREN.

I. MATTHEW H.,« m. Sept. 15, 1854, 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/ Damel,3Damel,2
John,^) b. Aug. 13, 1807, m. i*^ Dec. 20, 1830, Caroline,
dau. 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.

CHILDREN.
I. FRANKLIN.8

II. FRANCES M.,^ 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) RoUin Richardson, (5) Florian Richardson, (6) Ethel M.
Richardson.

320. LYMAN," (Isaac,6 Isaac,° Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^
Daniel, 2 John, ^) 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 Franklin, N. H., in 1837, and to San-
bornton, N. H. (adjacent) in 1844. His wife d. Nov. 22,
1877.



370 JOHN; SEVENTH GENERATION.

CHILDREN.

582. I. HENRY PAYS0N,8 b. March 24, 1831.
II. LUCY WILSON,^ b. Jan. 31, 1834.

583. III. ISAAC,^ b. in Groton, July 20, 1836.

584. IV. DAVID FLETCHER,^ b. in Franklin, N. H., Aug. 9, 1840.

585. V. LYMAN, jr.,8 b. Jan. 6, 1S44.

322. WILSON," (Isaac,6 Isaac,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^
Daniel,^ John,i) b. in Groton, N. H. June 9, 1810, m. in
Boston, Sept. 7, 1S34, Permelia, dau. of Allen and Hannah
Malcom, b. in Newcastle, Me. June 3, 1816, d. in Chelsea
July 19, 1874.



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He came from New Hampshire to Boston to find employ-
ment, when a young 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 efhcient 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 3^ears 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.

CHILDREN.

586. I. ALLEN WILS0N,8 b. March 18, 1838.

II. PERMELIA ELIZA,8 b. Jan. 23, 1840, d. March 7, 1847.
III. PERMELIA ELIZA,8 b. Sept. 9, 1848, m. June 8, 1870 Harri-
son Dean Hersey, of Chelsea. He served in the famous " Web-
ster regiment," the 12''! Mass. Vol. Infantry, in the war of the
Rebellion; was mustered Feb. 18, 1863, for three years;



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 371

wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1S63 ; 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 39*^^ 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
Univ.
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, 1856, 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.,' (Enoch,6 Isaac^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^
Daniel,^ John/) b. in Bath, N. Y. July 2, 1803, m. in Canan-
daigua, N. Y. March 10, 1825, Eunice Rockwood. He re-
sided at Acworth, N. H. ; d. Aug. 2, 1834. ^^^s. Cheney
d. Sept. 10, 1876.

CHILDREN.

I. JAMES NORTON,^ b. Dec. 12, 1825, d. Feb. 22, 1826.

n. EMILY C0RNELIA,8 b. Jan. 10, 1828, d. July 20, 1834.

587. m. ENOCH MINER WALDEN,^ b. April 12, 1830.

IV. MARGARET A.,^ b. June 26, 1832, m. April 8, iZs^, Horace
Murdongh^ of Acworth, N. H.

324. DAVID, 7 (Enoch,6 Isaac,^ Nathaniel,* Daniel,^
Daniel, 2 John, 1) 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,
1886.



372 JOHN; SEVENTH GENERATION.

CHILDREN.
I. ELIZA,8 b. Sept. 26, 1830, 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. ALONZO,s b. Feb. 22, 1838, m. Lucy Bailey.
V. SARAH L.,^ b. April 14, 1840, m. Geo. Sowers.

VI. MARY,8 b. Dec. 20, 1S44.

325, ENOCH,' (Enoch,« Isaac,5 Nathaniel/ Damel,^
Daniel,^ John,i) 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.

CHILDREN.
I. J0HN.8 II. JAMES.8 m. GEORGE E.®

326. DARWIN,' (Enoch,6 Isaac,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^
Daniel,2 John,i) b. in Bristol, N. Y. March 8, 1817, m. i'\
Jan. 29, 1839, Mary P. Archibald; she d. March 12, 1842.
He m. 2'\ March 8, 1843, Eliza Depew of Canandaigua,
N. Y., b. Nov. 12, 1819. He d. July 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 quahties 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.

CHILDREN.

I. PERSIS P.,s b. Dec. 3, 1839, m. Nov. 17, iSs8,/o/in /ay Clark.
Child: Anna Fisher Clark, b. Aug. 28, 1865, m. Dec. 11, 1887,
Edward E. Lewis, and has child, Roland C. Lewis,
n. EMANALY E.,^ b. June 23, 1841, d. Aug. 29, 1842,
590. III. CHARLES DEPEW,8b. Feb. 11, 1855.




MRS. MARY L. CHENEY FRENCH.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 373

327. WILLIAM C.,^ (Enoch,6 Isaac^ Nathaniel,* Damel,^
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, 185 1. 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 1865 ; 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, 1890.

CHILDREN.

I. CALPHURNA G.,« m. O. W. Lamport, of Wabash, la.

II. MARY ELIZABETH,8m. William Gifford ; res. in Toledo, O.
m. CARRIE A.,8 m. D. J. Sutfin; res. Grand Rapids, Mich.
IV. IDA R.,^ m. A. M. Mimmons ; res. in Lincoln, Kan.

V. MATTIE E.,8 m. F. E. Bryant; res. in St. Paul, Minn.

329. ALBERT GALLATIN,' (David,^ Isaac,^ 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.

CHILDREN.

I, HARRIET TILT0N,8 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.



374 JOHN; SEVENTH GENERATION.

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,
1885, 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,8b. April 15, 1838.

592. V. WILLIAM HEATH,8 b. Jan. 29, 1840.

593. VI. ALBERT 0RI0N,8 b. Jan 15, 1842.

594. VII. LEWIS H0WARD,8b. Feb. 25, 1843.

VIII. HANNAH MARIA,8b. Jan. 3, 1846, d. Oct. 18, 1846.

595. IX. JOSHUA HEATH,^ b. March i, 1847.

330. LEWIS,^ (David,6 Isaac,5 Nathaniel,* Daniel,^
Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Groton, N. H. March 20, 1808, m. in
Medford Aug. 4, 1830, Louisa, dau. of William and Abigail
(Simonds) Butters, b. in Medford and d. in Chelsea Dec. 23,
1891.

After working dutifully at home and helping his parents until his 21**
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 GENEALOGY. 375

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.

CHILDREN.

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. May 15, 1842,
Emily Bushe}" of Charlestovvn.

CHILDREN, b. in NEWBURYPORT.

I. CLARA DEVENDA, b. Oct. 3, 1856.

II. ELIZABETH L, b. 1864, m. i^t 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, 2 John,i) b. in Groton, N. H. Aug. 21, 1813, m.
Dec. 14, 1846, Sarah Ann, dau. 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-fiive 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 ;



376 JOHN; SEVENTH GENERATION.

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
1 84 1, 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 Illinois, 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
instate, 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.' "

CHILDREN.

I. SARAH ELLEN,8 b. in Plainfield 111., Oct. 7, 1847, m. Feb.
28, 1S71, Rev. Lorin G. Catchpole, (Baptist) d. Feb. 21, 1884,
at Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
II. ALBERT DWIGHT,8 b. in Plainfield, III., Aug. 20, 1849, d-

Sept. 16, 1850.
m. MARY CELIA,8 b. in Plainfield, 111. June 24, 1851, m. Elisha

Brown, April 17, 1894.
IV. EMMA ROSAMOND,^ b. in Plainfield, 111. April i, 1857.

334. JONATHAN H.J (Daniel,^ 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 removedlo Campton, N. H. and thence,
in 1859, ^o Hillsboro, la. ; where he d. Dec. 16, 1862.




MOSES ELA CHENEY.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 377

CHILDREN.

596. I. LUTHER CUMMINS,8 b. Aug. 9, 1821.

II. LUCY ANN,8 b. April 12, 1823, m. i^S John Sanborfi Leaviit,
who d. June 4, 1864 ; m. 2^, Adam Cltne, of Mt. Pleasant, la.

III. BENJAMIN TUTTLE,8 b. May 30, 1825, d. June 4, 1828.

IV. DANIEL,8 b. July 25, 1827, d. May 25, 1832.

V. CATHARINE A.,^ b. Aug. 20, 1830, m. July 11, 1852, Jajnes
Creighton Budleigh.

597. VI. BRADBURY T.,^ b. Feb. 26, 1833.

598. VII. EDMUND M.,8 b. July 8, 1836.

335. NATHAN SMITH,' (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.

CHILDREN.

I. ABIGAIL,* b. April 24, 1852, d. March 19, i860.

II. ELIZABETH J.,^ b. Nov. 13, 1854, m. Oct. 15, 1877, Z>^«zV/ W.
Cheney.

III. MOSES LEAVITT,8 b. March 28, 1856.

336. NATHANIEL,' (Moses,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) 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, lU. Was a sing-
ing teacher for years.

" The Cheney Fatnily 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 timbre; while Simeon had a unique and effective bass. Eliza-



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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.

CHILDREN.

I. RUTH £.,8 b. Oct. 19, 1835 ; m.in New York city, Oct. 4, 1854,
Giistave 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,
William 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, 1843.

V. NATHANIEL,^ b. Feb. 2, 1846, m. in Webster, 111., Nov. 10,
1867, Alice Sumner. He served in the war of the Rebellion.



337. MOSES ELA," (Moses,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel/
Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) 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 many 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 Academy who thus drilled
under "Captain" Cheney 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, ^^ ^^^^
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




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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
Dakota.

CHILDREN.

I. HENRY CHAMBERLAIN,sb. Sept. 16, 1846,111. Jan., 1874,
Mary Starr, who d. April 14, 1875.



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