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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 expect 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 verj- 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, 181 2. Grand-
father Burbank 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 ship-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. ^^SES CHENEY.

Born in Holderness, now Ashland.

890. I. OREN BURBANK,9b. Dec. to, 1816.

II. ESTHER M.,9 b. Sept. 27, 1819; m. John 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 M0RRIS0N,9 b. Dec. 21, 1823; m. George Wash-
burn^ 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 W, Lord,
of Wollaston, Mass.


894. IX. ELIAS HUTCHINS,9 b. Jan. 28, 1832.

X. MARCIA ANN,9 b. Sept. 26, 1834; m. James P. F. Smith, of

Meredith, N. H.
XI. HARRIET 0LIVIA,9b. in Peterborough, Feb. 27, 1838; xa.. Dr.
C. F. Bonney, 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,^
Peter,2 John,i) \^^ 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 early 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. Applebee, of Fran-

conia, N. H. ; shed. May, 1872.

895. n. JOHN TIRRELL,9 b. Feb. 25, 1830.

896. m. 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,9 b. Nov. 13, 1837; m. Charles Wright of
Plymouth, N. H.

899. VII. DANIEL P.,9 b. July 27, 1840.

750. ALFRED,8 (Samuel,- Elias,^ Moses,^ Edmund,*
John,3 Peter,2 John,i) b. at Thornton, N. H. Dec. 29, 1804,
m. I'S in April, 1827, Harriet, dau. of Josiah and Lydia
(Vowdy) Crawford, b. in Orrington, Me. Aug. 24, 1805, d.
in Boston, Feb. 23, 1869. Mr. Cheney spent his boyhood
at Thornton, N. H. and Derby 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,^ b. Aug. 25, 1828.




III. 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,9 b. 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,
N. J.

IX. FREDERICK MAURICE,^ served in the Civil War.


903. XI. HENRY W.,^ b. in 1849, ^n. 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,^) 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. in. EDWARD MORRIS,^ 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," Jonathan,^ Moses,^ Edmund,*
John,3 Peter, 2 John,^) b. in Row^ley Jan. 24, 1802, m. Feb.
18, 1826, Elizabeth Ann Stickney, of Rowle}?-.



I. EMILY MARIA,9 b. Nov. 3, 1827, m. Jacob Edgerly j res.

II. MARY ELIZABETH,^ b. July 9, 1834, m. Thomas Tilionj res.
at Ipswich.

754. MOODY,8 (Mark,' Jonathan,^ Moses,^ Edmund,^
John,2 Peter,2 John,i) b. in Rowley, June 7, 1809, m. May i,
1834, Susan Burbank, dau. of Paul Jackman, of Rowley.
He resided in Groveland [Georgetown.]

907. I. AUGUSTUS JACKMAN,9b. March i, 1837.

II. SARAH ANN,9 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 Cutler, b.
Jan. 28, 1863, m. Nov. 29, 1888, Rosa Bridge and has dau. Na-
thalie Cutler, b. Nov. 15, 1889; (2) Otis Moody Cutler, b. June
22, 1 868, m. Sept. 7, 1892, Theodora Teague; (3) Augustus
Leon Cutler, b. Jan. 6, 1876, a student at Tufts College.

757. GARDNER SPOFFORD,^ (Jonathan,- Jonathan,^
Moses, ^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,i) 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,5 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,9b. 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-
Cliire of Groton, N. H.

VII. HELEN AUGUSTA,9 b. Oct. 13, 1842,111. Dec. i, 1864, Wil-
liam Henry Hosmer, of Dunstable.

760. ZERAH WASHBURN,8 (Stephen Danforth,^
Thomas, 6 Peter,^ Edmund,* John, ^ Peter,^ John,i) b. at Coit's
Gore, Vt. Sept. 5, 181 2, 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, 111. and was buried at Hillsboro, 111.


76 I . STEPHEN,^ (Stephen Danforth,' Thomas,^ Peter,^
Edmund,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,i) b. at at Londonderry, N. H.
May 23, 1819, m. i*% Elizabeth 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 Anglers, 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.

n. 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, 1881.


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, 1881. 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 ; was 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. m. WALDO LUTHER,9 b. Oct. 13, 1857, a stone-cutter; resides at

West Concord, N. H.

IV. IDA BELL,^ b. June 7, 1859, rn- Charles Henry Barrett^ and
resides in Manchester, N. H.

v. SARAH JANE,9 b. Dec. 27, i860.

763. HENRY AUGUSTUS,^ (Stephen Danforth,7
Thomas,^ Peter,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter, ^ John, ^) 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,9 b. at Concord, N. H. March 10, 1850.

II. ETTA MARIA,9 b. July 4, 1853.

764. SALATHIEL WASHBURN,^ (Stephen Danforth,^
Thomas,^ Peter,^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,^) 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 OTHELLO,9 b. Oct. 22, 1876.
II. EMMETT CARL,9 b. Jan. 11, 1878.




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. Solotnoii, 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.

11. GRACE,9 b. at Aurora, 111. April 19, 1867, m. April 19, 1893,
Jefferson G. Harlow,

m. WILLIAM WALLACE,^ b. Sept. 16, 1877.

766. NORMAN M. ,8 (Joseph,' James,^ Peter,^ Edmund,*
John,3 Peter,2 John,i) 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. 11. NORMAN M., Jr.,9 b. Sept. 29, 1846, at Needham.

m. WINFIELD SCOTV 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, ^ Edmund,* John,^ Peter,^ John,^) 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, 1) 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.



n. THERESA,^ m. Dr.Ingersoll, a brother of Col. Robert IngersoU.

771. REV. ROSWELL,8 (Rufus,' John,^ Tristram,^
John,* John,^ Peter,^ John,^) b. Sept. 4, 1810, m. Lois Wil-
cox, who was b. in 181 2 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.
m. ELVIRA A.,^ b. in 1842, d. in 1873.
IV. MANVILLE,9 b. in 1844, d. in 1873.

V. SARAH F.,9 b. in 1 85 1, m. R. S. Pomsett.
914. VI. CHARLES,^ b. April 21, 1853.

772- HARRY B.,^ (Rufus,' John,^ Tristram,^ John,^
John,3 Peter,2 John,i) b. in Alexandria, N. Y. Feb. 12, 1815,
m. in Attica, N. Y. June 21, 1835, Salome F. Hamlin, 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.,9 m. Allen Martin, a native of England. Resides
in Rochester, Wis.

II, SUSAN A.,9 d. at the age of 36 years.

III. HARRY B.,9 d. in infancy.

773. DAVID D.,8 (Rufus,7 John,^ Tristram,^ John,*
John, 3 Peter,2 John,i) b. July 22, 1822, m. Is a prominent
citizen of Sparta, Wis.


774. ROSWELL WILLARD,8 (Roswell,^ John,^ Tris-
tram,^ John,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,^) 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. ROSWELL WILLARD,9b. Nov. 6, 1844. Residence, Toledo, O.

775. JAMES,8 (Roswell,^ 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.

I. HELEN,8 m./. A. Kimberly.
II. MARY,9 vci.John Nelson, of Logansport, Ind.
m. 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 City 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. WILLI AM,9 b. Oct. 22, 1832, at Newport, N. H.

n. CAROLINE W.,^ b. June 24, 1838, at Rochester, N. Y. m.,
Oct. 2, \?>s6,John W. Dodd, of Rome, Ga., res. at Rochester.

N. Y.

782. GEORGE HALLETT,8 (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 (Winiam,^ William,^ Tristram,^
John,* John,3 Peter,^ John,i) ^^ April 10, 182 1 ; 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, Fumess co.,


784. WILLIAM,^ (Amasa/ William,^ Tristram,^ John,*
John,^ Peter,^ John,i) 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.

IL JOHN CAMPBELL,^ b. March 10, 1853, d. of consumption,

785. AMASA WILLIAM,^ (Amasa,^ Winiam,^ Tris-
tram,° 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 meixhant 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.,^ b. at Patterson, N. J. May, 1881.


786. WILLIAM RILEY,8 (William,^ Elias,^ Tristram,"
John,^John,3Peter,2 John,i) b. at Waterford, 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. II. WILLIAM JOSEPH,^ b. May 8, 1838.

III. JANE L0UISA,9 b. Nov. 25, 1839, ""• i^i March, 1862, Chan-

dler Watts of Stowe, Vt. He is a son of Charles R. and Sarah
(Tomlinson) Watts. In Aug. 1862 he enlisted in the 11 ^^^ 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,9 b. 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,9 b. Sept. 14, 1855.



787. LORENZO DOW,^ (William/ Elias,^ Tristram,^
John,^ John,3 Peter,^ John,i) ^^ ^t 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 (Jesse,^ 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

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