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building of a railroad from Boston through Lowell to Nashua
and so on to Concord, the parcel and errand business on the
coaches and in the cars grew extensively. Mr. Cheney
showed himself the foremost man among stage-drivers in
this work ; was entrusted by banks with large amounts of
money to and from Boston banks, &c. &c. Connecting
stage-lines at length combined and engaged him to become
general agent and principal messenger of the entire system


of New Hampshire and Vermont lines with their Canadian
connections, resident at Boston, paying him a larger salary
than any bank cashier in Boston was at that time receiving.
He founded The United States and Canada Express Company
and was its manager. He had a wonderful grasp of details ;
kept remarkably full and accurate accounts, and worked un-
tiringly. Had good knowledge of men and secured efficient
co-workers. The business grew with the country, and became
a necessity of community ; and he grew with it. He thus
came into association with William T. Harnden and others
who were developing the idea of what is now one of the great
departments of business : and after a while the American
Express Company arose, of which Mr. Cheney was a very
strong factor. From this business, with growing wealth, he
turned to real estate and railroad investments ; through all
of which he accumulated a large property. He had one resi-
dence on Marlboro Street in Boston, and another in the town
of Dover, near Wellesley ; the latter he developed into one
of the most charming villas imaginable, remarkable, in par-
ticular, for its conservatories and gardens. He married a little
later than is customary a daughter of his most intimate friend,
whom he had seen grow up from her cradle, and had a most
happy home. He had a wide acquaintance, and his friend-
ship was much prized. He joined the N. E. Historic-Gene-
alogical Society, being interested to promote all its objects ;
he had been a model son, and had great respect for his an-
cestors. He was interested in the publication of the history of
the town of Antrim, and did what was then within his reach
to make the article on his family complete ; and encouraged
his cousin. Rev. William F. Cheney, to make further inves-
tigations in the history of their ancestors, offering to publish
a genealogy if he would compile one. He was a cordial,
helpful friend and a benevolent man. He loved "the Old
Granite State," and did two notable things for it. In the
first place he gave to Dartmouth College the sum — exceed-
ingly liberal for those days — of Fifty Thousand dollars.
In the second place he procured, and completed and gave


to the State of New Hampshire a statue of her favorite son,
Hon. Daniel Webster, at a cost of $12,000. An account of
the latter donation is preserved in a volume issued by the
state, entitled " Official Proceedings at the Dedication of
the Statue of Daniel Webster at Concord, N. H. Nov. 17,
1886 :" it contains a cut of the statue, an engraving of Mr.
Cheney, the oration by Rev. S. C. Bartlett, D. D., president
of Dartmouth College, and addresses by other gentlemen,
with a history of the preparation and dedication of the statue,
&c. The statue is bronze, modelled by Thomas Ball, weighs
2000 pounds, is 8 feet high, standing on a plinth and base
of Concord granite. It is a magnificent reproduction of the
wonderfully impressive face and form of the great statesman
and orator. The speech of Mr. Cheney at the unveiling of
the statue is thus reported :

"Your Excellency; —

I am happy at the fulfillment of an intention which I have long cherished,
of presenting to my native state a statue of Daniel Webster. I trust that
it may be received by you in behalf of the people whose political rights
are entrusted to your care, as an appropriate tribute to the memory- of a
son of New Hampshire, who as a patriot was unexcelled, and as an orator
and statesman was without a peer.

I now deliver to your Excellency the conveyance of the statue to the
state, executed by the trustees having the matter in charge."

Another of his benefactions was conferred on a community
in the state of Washington, to which the founders had given
his name, on account of his prominent connection with the
railroad and express interests of the region. He presented
them with a foundation for an academy, thus looking for-
ward into coming years. The name of Cheney^ Washington^
is thus " a monument more lasting than brazen tablet."

He bestowed much in gifts to relatives and friends and the
needy, and gave generous sums to a number of worthy causes
in his will.

He was a person of erect, manly appearance, one to whom
approach was easy and confidence natural.

He lost an arm in a railroad accident, but was not otherwise


injured. In general he possessed excellent vigor and en-
joyed the results of his early toil and mature management.

Mr. Cheney's health began to break in 1886. He went
to Europe for a change, but was obliged to return in seven
weeks owing to severe illness, which lasted several months.
In 1891-2 he had a third attack of La Grippe which enfeebled
his system greatly; and he gradually failed until he " passed
over " July 23, 1895, at the ripe age of eighty years, lacking
but a few days. He probably indited, certainly approved,
that which is said of him in the History of Antrim, N. H. :
*' He had no aspirations for public office"; . . . "in re-
ligion he never forgot the foundation, namely that of being
a sober, energetic, industrious, honest, humble, God-fearing

He d. July 23, 1895.


922. I. BENJAMIN PIERCE,9 jr., b. April 8, 1866.
n. ALICE STEELE,9 b. Aug. 27, 1867.

923. m. CHARLES PAINE,^ b. Dec. 20, 1869.
IV. MARY,9 b. Nov. 3, 1871.

V. ELIZABETH,^ b. Dec. 4, 1874.

791, JAMES STEELE,8(Jesse,7Ehas,6Tristram,5John,*
John,3 Peter,2 John,i) b. in Hillsboro, N. H. July i, 1817 ;
m. I**, Augusta M. Osgood ; m. 2*^, Emma Knowles, who d.
Feb. 16, 1873.

He entered into the Express business at the first of its oper-
ations in Manchester, N. H. and continued in it all the rest
of his life. Was a stockholder in the U. S. and Canada
Express after its organization.


924. I. FRANKLIN PIERCE,^ b. June 26, 1851.

925. n. BENJAMIN PIERCE,^ b. May 30, 1854.

m. JAMES KIDDER,9 b. Nov. 17, 1855, d. Aug. 30, 1856.

793. GILMAN,8 (Jesse,- EHas,^ Tristram,^ John,* John,^
Peter,2 John,i) b. in Hillsboro, N. H. Jan. 25, 1822, m. Mary
Ann Lincoln, dau. of James Riddle, Esq. of Merrimac.


Until he was eighteen, Mr. Cheney worked at farming in
the vicinity of his native town ; then left home to make a
place for himself in the business world. For the next ten
years he was gathering capital, experience and knowledge
of men in the cotton-mills in various places. Then in search
of a wider experience he went to California. Remained
there three years, and returned to assist his brothers in ex-
tending the express system, which was then in its infancy.
He was assigned to the Canadian division, and established
himself at Montreal where he still remains. His position is
Superintendent of the Canadian Express Company which
controls the express business between Detroit, Mich., and the
seaboard at Portland, Halifax, and St. Johns, and also an
ocean route by the Allan line of steamships to Europe.

926. WILLIAM G.,9 b. Oct. 12, 1858.

795. John,8 (John," Elias,^ Tristram,^ John,* John,^ Peter,2
John,^) m. Catharine Morse.

I. L0UISA,9 m. H. R. Webber.
n. ELIZA,9 m. C. O. Collins.
III. SARAH,^ m, Charles Ames.

796. WILLI AM,8 (John,' Elias,^ Tristram,^ John,*
John,^ Peter,2 John,i) b. in Lyndon, Vt. March 6, 1822, m.
i*% in 1843, Sarah, dau. of Clark and Sally (Hall) Morse of
Barnett, Vt. She d. at Island Pond, Vt. July 8, 1858, and
he m. 2^ Oct. 6, i860, Caroline Matilda, dau. of John and
Eliza (Warner) Cole, of Ascot, Province of Quebec, b. Aug.
14, 1830. As his father died when the boy was but seven
years of age, he had many disadvantages to meet ; but with
strong desire to be somebody and do something he worked
for his living and studied diligently when opportunity was
afforded him ; till he became a public-school teacher. This
he carried along with farm work. Has resided at Newark
and Island Pond, Vt. and, more recently, at Milford, N. H.
His three older children were born on his farm at Newark,
the youngest at Island Pond.



927. I. WILLIAM WALLACE,9 b. Feb. 20, 1847, m. Elmira Dyer.

928. II. LEWIS HIRAM/ b. May 30, 1848.

m. SUSAN JOSEPHINE,^ b. Sept. 19, 1849, m. in July, 1872,
Joseph B. Morse of Montpelier, Vt. Children: (i) Charles
Frederic Morse, now a physician at South Natick, Mass., (2)
William Cheney Morse, (3) Ray Sidney Morse.

IV. CELIA AMANDA,^ b. May 6, 1855, d. at Island Pond, Vt.
May 21, 1883.

797- AUGUSTUS G.,8 (Joel,^ Elias,^ Tristram,^ John,*
John,^ Peter,^ John/) b. June 19, 183 1, m. at Albany, Vt.
Sept. 29, 1861, Sylvia M. Page, b. Nov. 27, 1837. He
resides in Albany, Vt.


929. I. ALBERTUS A.,^ b. Sept. 30, 1862.

930. II. WILMOT R.,9 b. March 26, 1865.

III. CORA E.,9 b. Jan. 27, 1867, m. July 7, 1892, at Albany, Vt.

Herbert H. Coivles ; resides at Johnson, Vt.

IV. JULIA W.,9 b. Oct. 18, 1869, m. July 7, 1892, Charles H. Smith,

res. Albany, Vt.

V. ARTHUR C.,9 b. June 27, 1874.
VI. MAE L.,9 b. Aug. 16, 1876.

798. Rev. WILLIAM FRANKLIN,« (Franklin,^ EHas,«
Tristram,^ John,* John,3 Peter,2 John,i) ^^ j^ Lowell Oct. 6,
1847, m. at Dedham, Oct. 5, 1880, Lucy EHzabeth, dau. of
William and Abby Flint (Munroe) Chickering of Dedham.-
She was born at St. Louis, Mo. March 27, 1850, and died at
New York April 29, 1887.

He was graduated from Harvard University in the class of
1873, and from the Philadelphia Divinity School of the
Protestant Episcopal church in 1876. Was ordained at Holy
Trinity church, Philadelphia in June, 1876 and at the Church
of the Good Shepherd, Oakdale (Dedham) June 5, 1877. Is
rector of this church.

For many years he has been greatly interested in the
genealogy of the Cheneys, and has made extensive notes
upon the descendants of William of Roxbury and John of


Newbury. When in England he visited several of the regions
where the family has been prominent for centuries. He has
rendered great aid in the compilation of this Genealogy.

799. GEORGE ABRAMS,^ (Franklin," Elias,^ Tris-
tram,^ John,* John,^ Peter, ^ John,^) b. in Lowell June 22,
1850, m. i^*, in 1872, Mary Henrietta, dau. of William Henry
and Mary Jane (Barnum) Fletcher, of Pittsburg, Pa. She
d. in Lowell June 12, 1875. He m. 2*^, Anna Frances, dau.
of Alfred and Mary D, (Favour) Gray of Bennington, N. H.


VELNETTE,^ b. June 7, 1S75, was married at Dedham, Nov.
18, 1896, by her uncle, the Rev. William F. Cheney, assisted by
Rev. A. E. Johnson, to Robert B. Worthington, of Dedham,
assistant clerk of courts for Norfolk co.

800. GILBERT NICHOLS,^ (Joseph,' Jesse,^ John,^
John,* John, 3 Peter, ^ John, i) b. in Weston May 31, 1807, m.
May 26, 183 1, Amanda Adams. He removed to Sterling,
but returned and lived in Weston on the old farm. He was
a shoemaker and farmer. Was one of the wardens of Christ
church, Waltham for more than twenty years. He d. Feb.
22, 1880.


931. I. JOSEPH FRANKLIN,^ b. Feb. 28, 1832.

932. II. GEORGE GILBERT,^ b. July 19, 1839.

80 I . BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,8 (Joseph, ' Jesse,^ John,^
John,* John, 3 Peter,^ John,i) b. in Weston Jan. 17, 1810, m.
i^S May 10, 1832, Martha, dau. of Nathan and Martha
(Stearns) Whitney, of Lincoln, b. Nov. 27, 1809, d. April
20, 1850. He m. 2*^, April 2, i860, Emma R. Church, b. in
July, 1829, d. June 18, 1880.

He was a shoemaker and farmer, residing at Weston.


I. MARTHA STEARNS,9 b. April 9, 1833, m. Dec. 11, i860,
John Freeman Downmg, b. in Greenland, N. H. Dec. 11, 1833.
He is a carpenter, residing in Somerville. Child : Frank Free-
man Downing, b. Nov. 22, 1S68.


11. SUSAN ANN,9 b. Dec. 6, 1834, d. July 8, 1857.
III. FRANKLIN ELIAS,9 b. May 8, 1837, d. Oct. 3, 1845.

933. IV. NATHAN GILBERT,^ b. Sept. 29, 1840.

V. JOSEPH AUSTIN,^ b. Aug. 19, 1842, d. Feb. 20, 1844.
VI. HENRY EDWARD,9 b. July i, 1845, d. Jan. 17, 1865.

934. vii. WILLIAM ATWELL,9 b. Feb. 18, 1848.

Ninth Generation.

810. CALVIN,9 (Cyrus,8 Israel/ Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^
Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Prospect, Me. Sept.
3, 1829, m. at Watertown, Wis. May 30, 1854, Nancy G.
Keyes, of that place. He was a commercial traveller six
years ; a deputy revenue collector sixteen years ; lived three
years in Beloit, Wis., and resided about half a century in
Watertown, Wis.


I. DeWITT CLINTON,!" is a division superintendent on the

Milwaukee and St. Paul R. R. ; resides at Milwaukee, Wis.

811. ELDEN HARTSHORN,^ (Cyrus,^ Israel,^
Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,i) b. at
Prospect, Me. Jan. 6, 1832, was brought up in the establish-
ment of a merchant and ship-builder ; went to sea early and
became a captain. He m. Dec. 24, 1853, Octavia Harriman.
He formed many acquaintances and had a high reputation
as a master mariner and as a business man. He died un-
fortunately of yellow fever, at Matanzas, Cuba, July 15,


I. EVELYN HARTSHORN,!" b. July 15, 1856, m. W. D. Roberts,
and lives at Centralia, Washington. Children: (i) Fred B.
Roberts, b. June, 1885, (2) Edward C. Roberts, b. March, 1892.
950. II, EDWARD ELDEN,io b. March i, 1859.


III. SARAH MUDGETT,io b. Feb. 10, 1861, m. Q2i'^\.. George L.
Schol/ield, of Brunswick, Me., master of the ship " Samuel
Scholfield." Children: (i) George Lincoln Scholfield, b. at
Brunswick, Me. March 5, 1890, (2) Frances Eliza Scholfield, b.
Nov. 9, 1892, at the island of Mauritius.

812. CYRUS,9 (Cyrus,8 Israel,^ Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^
Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at Prospect, Me. Jan.
28, 1834, m. Oct. 27, 1856. Susan Eliza Bigelow, b. March
24, 1836, d. June 22, 1892. He followed the sea in his
youth, became a captain. Retired and lived on a farm at
Prospect, Me., whence he removed after some years to North
Haven, Conn. ; bought a farm and lived on it until his death,
Sept. 17, 1887.


I. ANNA BAXTER,io b. Oct. 2, 1857, m. Oct. 11, 1876, George
Ruftis Pierpont. Child : George Earle Pierpont, b. June 27, 1885.

II. MINNIE BELINDA,io b. Sept. 13, 1859, m. Aug. 18, 1892,
Porter Cooper Moulton. Child : Stanley Cheney Moulton, b.
Dec. 26, 1894.

III. MYRA BELLE," b. Feb. 24, 1862, m. Nov. 4, \%2>6, James

Allen Mix. Children: (i) Susan Elvena Mix, b. Oct. 2, d. Oct.
12, 1886, (2) Ellora Bigelow Mix, b. Feb. 9, 1890, (3) Byron
Cooley Mix, b. Oct. 16, 1892, (4) AUaaa Mix, b. Dec. 20, 1895.

IV. SUSIE BIGELOW," b. July 20, 1864.

V. HARRY PERCIVAL," b. June 12, 1870.

VI. JOSEPHINE,". b. Dec. 17, i87i,m. Dec. 18, 1890, >/?« Hayden
Todd. Child: Dorothy Todd, b. Nov. 7, 1892.

813. EDWIN MONTGOMERY,^ (Stephen Harding,^
Israel,' Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John, i)
b. Aug. 10, 1831, m. i^S in California in 1861, Mary
Marriott; m. 2"^, May 31, 1873, at Rochdale, la., Mary Ann
Row. He d. July 6, 1888, at Rochdale, la.


I. CHARLES C," b. Feb. 19, 1865.
951. II. WILLIAM BELL," b. March 21, 1874.
in. GEORGE STEPHEN," b. Oct. i, 1878.


814. CARLTON RUTHVEN,^ (Stephen Harding,^
Israel,'' Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John, ^)
b. May 3, 1834, m. June 29, 1864, Mary Elizabeth Barross.
He resided at Santa Clara, Cal. ; d. March 29, 1896.

I. MARY ELLA,io b. March 21, d. April i, 1865.
n. CARRIE EMMA/" b. May i, 1866, m. Oct. 13, 1883, at Santa
Clara, Cal. Mayo M. Dugdell. Children: (i) Nellie May Dug-
dell, b. Nov. I, 1886, (2) Dylah Belle Dugdell, b. June i, 1889.
ni. LEORA CARLTON,io b. July 18, 1868, m. Sept. 25, 1886,
Harry E. Drew of Santa Clara, Cal. Child : Vivian Carlton
Drew, b. Sept. 30, 1887.

952. IV. RUSSELL HAMILTON,!'* b. on the summit of Santa Cruz
mountains, Cal. May 28, 1871.

V. NELLIE ELVIRA,io b. Nov. i, 1874.

VI. ARTHUR HAYES,io b. March 3, 1877.

8 I 5. JAMES BRADFORD,^ (Stephen Harding,^ Israel,^
Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at
Mt. Morris, 111. March 28, 1843, m. \^\ Sept. 30, 1866,
Carrie Bell Johnson, b. July 2, 1844, d. Feb, 27, 1880; m.
2^, March 26, 1890, Mary Ann (Row), widow of Edwin M.
Cheney. He lived some time at Chicago, 111. He removed
to Edgemont, S. D, and there he d. May 30, 1896.


EDITH ELLA,io b. Aug. 27, 1867, m. at Compton, 111. Oct. 14,
1890, Lewis Ehner Bradshaw, b. at Malugin's Grove, 111. April
18, 1866.

8 I 6. GEORGE SHEPARD,9 (Stephen Harding,^ Israel,'
Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in
Mt. Morris, 111. Jan. 12, 1847, m. i^^ Oct. 12, 1873, at Lena,
111. Ida Belle Mahoney, b. May 7, 1857, d. March 17, 1873.
M. 2*^, July 30, 1890, Clara O, (Allen) Sherwood.

I. CARL LINNEUS,i»b. Nov. 15, 1874.

II. WINNIFRED b. April 23, 1878, d. Feb. 24, 1882.
III. ALLEN LEROY,io b. Dec. 25, 1885.


8 I 7. CHARLES WALDO,9 (Stephen Harding,^ Israel,^
Eliphalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. at
Mt. Morris, 111., Aug. 8, 1849, "^- ^^ Creston, 111., Sept. 26,
1878, Marion B. Mills.

I. GEORGE b. Dec. 4, 1882.
II. LUCILLE CHARLOTTE," b. July 24, 1889.

820. JAMES FRANKLIN,^ (Lyman,^ James,^ Eli-
phalet,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,"* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. in
Clinton, Me. Feb. 22, 1845, m. i^\ Feb. 5, 1873, Lucy A.
Small, b. in Bowdoin, Me. Sept. 18, 1850, d. April 16,
1888. He m. 2'', May 21, 1891, Jane Barker, b. in England
Dec. 20, 1844. He served in the 4^^ Me. Battery of Artillery
in the War of the Rebellion, from Sept. , 1862 through the war.

He graduated from Bowdoin College in the class of 187 1,
and received the degree of A. M. in 1874. ^^ ^ merchant in
Brunswick, Me. residing across the Androscoggin in Tops-
ham, where he is supervisor of public schools.

I. RALPH EDWIN," b. May 16, 1875.
n. IRVIN WAYNE," b. Dec. 20, 1883.
HI. HAZEL ESTELLE,"b. March 4, 1886.
IV. LUCY EDNA," b. Nov. 8, 1887.

821. MARTIN JOSEPH,^ (Daniel,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^
Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel, '^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in Springvale,
Me. April 16, 1842, m. April, 1864, Rebecca Pratt, dau. of
Thomas and Sarah Pinkham, of Newfield, b. Jan. 24, 1842.
Was educated in the common schools of his native county ;
became a school teacher and shoe-maker. Was a member of
the school board in Middleton, Mass. twelve years. Re-
sides in Lynn ; is in the grocery business.


I. ALBERT CHESTER," b. June 19, 1866, m. June i, 1892,
' Matilda, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Brady) Cloon, of Lynn, b.
May 18, 1872.

' II. GRACE AMELIA," b. April 21, 1871.


822. LUTHER ALPHEUS,9 (Daniel,^ Joseph/ Joseph,^
Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John/) b. in Sanford, Me.
Jan. 22, 184S, m. April 7, 1868, Eleanor Bennett, dau. of
Lorey and Susan Rebecca (Miller) Prentiss, b. Jan. 24,

He resided some years at Saco, Me. Was a member of
the city government at one time. Lives now in Portland,
Me. Is in the grocery business.


HOWARD PRENTISS,io b. Jan. 23, 1872. Is a druggist at
Sanford, Me.

824. HORACE J AMES, ^ (Joseph Nelson,^ Benjamin,^
Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John,^) b. Nov.
19, 1842, m. i**^ Abby Gerrish of South Berwick, m. 2^ in
1892, Ellen Hoffey, a native of Nova Scotia. He has been
employed by the Salmon Falls Manufacturing company in a
position of considerable responsibility for more than thirty
■consecutive years.


825. ANSEL JOSEPH.9 (Joseph Nelson,^ Benjamin,^
Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. at
Sanford, Me,, March 24, 1850, m. Sept. 6, 1873, Susan
Hannah, dau. of Abner and Almira (Allen) Libby, May 22,

He resides at Beverly, but has his office at Salem. Is on
the State Constabulary force as Inspector of Factories and
Public Buildings.


I. ARTHUR b. in Beverly, Nov. 2, 1877.
II. MYRA,io b. in 1879, d. in 1882.

826. WILSON STEPHEN,^ (Joseph Nelson,^ Benja-
min,7 Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b.
in Sanford, Me., July 5, 1854, ^- J^^^ 29, 1875, Carrie



Frost, dau. of James Henry and Elizabeth (Wentworth)
Smith, b. in Lebanon, Me. April 19, 1854. -^^ ^'^'^^ ^^ *^^
clothing business in company with Mr. Lewis B. Weeks for
17 years: is now in the grocery and confectionery business,
and handles considerable real estate. It was largely through
his efforts that the attention of capitalists was first attracted to
Springvale as a fine location for manufacturing establish-
ments, and two large shops have been erected, employing
large numbers of persons.


I. MARY LIZZIE," b. June 6, 1876.
II. ETHEL," d. in infancy,
m. MATTIE RON A," b. Dec. 6, 1884.

827. JAMES WILLI AM,9 (James Wimam,^ James,^
Joseph,*^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in
Newburyport, Jan. 22, 1849; "^- ^^^ ^'^'^g-^j 1871, Isadore E.,
dau. of Charles N. and Ella Ballou, of Newburyport; m. 2^,
July 19, 1887, Maggie Kline, dau. of William and Ada
Amelia (Fry) Staver. He grad. from the High School
of his native city in 1866, and from Dartmouth College in
1870, taking the degree of M. A. in 1873. He taught
schools of high grade nearly seventeen years, at Hampton,
N. H., Merrimacport, North Sewickley, Pa., Lockwood's
Academy, Brookhm, N. Y., and the Eclectic Institute,
Jersey Shore, N. J. He was stenographer in a mercantile
house in Williamsport, Pa. one year, and in the office of the
Postmaster General, at Washington, D. C. some time. Has
for several years been in the War Department Library.
Meantime he has been as musical as his father and ancestors
had been ; for he began to play the pipe organ at fifteen, and
has developed until he is organist at the First Presbyterian
church of Washington, where Rev. Drs. Sunderland and
Talmage preach. Like his father, too, he has passed thro'
many Masonic arches, and is organist in several bodies of
that fraternity.



I. CHARLES WILLIAM," b. Aug. 3, 1872.

II. JAMES WILLIAM,io b. June 28, 1888.

III. FRANK b. June 11, 1890.

IV. EDITH b. April 4, 1892.

828. CHARLES W.,^ (Charles Edward,^ James,"
Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in
Stoddard, N. H., July 25, 1861 ; m. Alia B., dau. of Livesey
and Mary J. (Smith) Hale of Winchendon, to which place
he removed.

ADDIE MAY,io b. Jan. 12, 1888.

830. JOSEPH EDWARD,^ (Samuel Colby,^ Edvvard,^
Moses, ^ Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,'^ Daniel,^ John, ^) b, in New-
buryport April 4, 1846, m. Sept. 21, 1864, Susan, dau. of
John R. and Maria (Cilley) Kilborn, of Newburyport, b. at
Seabrook, N. H., March 11, 1843.

Is a carpenter. Resides at Jamaica Plain, Boston.


LILLIAN GREELEY,io b. Oct. 3, 1868, m. Oct. 5, 1887,
Henry Jordan. Son: Llewellyn White Jordan, b. at Jamaica
Plain, Boston, Feb. 21, 1892.

83 I . ANSEL BROWN,9 (Samuel Colby,^ Edward,^ Mo-
ses,^ Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ Daniel,^ John,^) b. in New^bury-
port Oct. 7, 1850, m. in Sacramento, Cal. Aug. 6, 1873,
Sallie A., dau. of George and Leaner Wilson, b. Sept. 25,
1852, "on the Plains." Her parents were crossing with a
large company, bound for the land of gold. At a point not
exactly located on the map, the train halted for a rest, when
the Wilson family welcomed their daughter to the light
of day. Mr. Wilson's father was a Kentuckian, a veteran
of the Mexican war. Mr. Cheney resides in San Francisco,
Cal. Is superintendent of an extensive Iron-working estab-


I. BERTRAM WHITE," b. June 20, 1874.
II. ANSEL COLBY,io b. March 26, 1876.
m. IRENE LEANER,io b. Nov. 22, 1879.

832. ROBERT COLLINS, 9 (Samuel Colby, « Edward,^
Moses, ^ Daniel,^ John,* Daniel,^ Daniel, ^ John, ^) b. in New-
buryport March 31, 1857, m. June 16, 1887, Harriet Newell,
dau. of Joshua Moody and Charlotte Jane (Pettengill) Pike,*
b. on Ring's Island, Newburyport, June 18, 1859.

He lives at Newburyport ; is in the painting business.

ROBERT KENDALL,io b. July 18, 1891.

833. ALBERT KINSLEY,9 (Samuel Colby,^ Edward,^

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