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mond, N. H. and resided there till about 1837.

CHILDREN.
I. MARY,6

131. n. GUSTAVUS,«

132. m. TIM0THY,6
IV. HANNAH,6

V. MILLIE,6

133. VI. EBENEZER,6
VII. ALETHIA,6

63. TIMOTHY,^ (Timothy ,4 Josiah,^ Joseph,^ WilHami),
b. Aug. 24, 1784, m. Priscilla, dau. of Benjamin and Milly
(Rhodes) Plimpton, b. Dec. 11, 1785.

Timothy Cheney filed intention of marriage in Boston,
Sept. 30, 1835, with Priscilla Steele.

His home was in Medfield.

He was a blacksmith. He d. July 3, 1846. She d. of
consumption, July 4, 1854.

CHILDREN.

I. TIM0THY,6b. Jan. I, i8ii,d.0ct. 19, i860: resided in Boston;

his estate was in Probate court Oct. 29, i860. Mrs. Sarah
Cheney of Brooklyn, N. Y. "received the estate, which amounted
to something more than $14,000, she being the widow of the
deceased who left no issue."

II. LUCY,*^ b, April 21, 1814, m. Sept. 17, 1854, Thotnas R.Kimball,

of Boston,
m. THER0N,6b. Sept. 15, 1815; d. Jan. 21, 1835.
IV. MARY,6 b. Feb. 23, 181 7 ; m. Stephen Temple of Augusta, Me.
V. LEMUEL H.,« b. Dec. 15, 1819; d. Oct. 9, 1820.



98 WILLIAM; FIFTH GENERATION.

134. VI. BENJAMIN,6b. May 11, 1821.

VII. HANNAH,6 b. Nov. 5, 1822 ; m. May i, \%6\,LeviH. Sturtevatit^
b. in Plimpton, residing in New Bedford.

VIII. FAYETTE,6 b. Aug. 23, 1824; d. May 5, 1826.

135. IX. WILLIAM,6b. Oct. 11, 1826.

64. JOSIAH,5 (Timothy,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ Williami),

b. March 25, 1786, m. Nov. 30, 1809, Sibil, dau. of

Corson, widow of Jesse Johnson ; she d. Aug. — 1820. He
was a carpenter, Hving in Medfield. He sold his homestead
for $500 to his sister Lucy, widow of S. H. Gilbert, Sept, 5,
1820. He d. Feb. 19, 1864.

CHILDREN.
I. HEPHZIBAH,« b. May 12, 1810; m. Daniel Mank of Sharon.
11. SARAH ANN," b. April 27, 1813; m. Dec. 18, 1834, Befija?nm
Hewins.

III. SIBIL MARIA,6b. March 28, 1816; d. in 1881, unmarried.

IV. MIRIAM," b. ; m. Milton Daniels of Medway.

65. JOSEPH,^ (Timothy,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ WilHam,!)
b. in Medfield, Nov. 25, 1791, m. in Boston, Feb. 4, 182 1,
Nancy Cole, b. 1798; she d. Feb. 21, 1842.

He resided in Boston. Was a harness-maker, and after-
ward a trimmer of chairs, trunks, &c.
He d. Dec. 18, 1851.

CHILDREN.
I. JOSEPH," b. 1822, d. in Roxbury March 21, 1848.

136. II. GEORGE," b. 1836.

137. III. ALFRED A.,6b. 1841.

66. SIMON,5 (Samuel,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ WiUiam i) b. in
Dedham, March 25, 1767 ; m. April 18, 1805, Nabby Wight
of Medfield.

He resided in Dover; did a large amount of business, in
which he met with reverses, which compelled the mortgaging
(and loss) of most of his property in his later years. " Nabby,"
his widow, administered on his estate, July 5, 1825. She
survived many years.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 99

CHILDREN.

138. I. SAMUEL,6 b. Feb. 14, 1806.

139. II. LUTHER,6 b. July 25, 1809.

III, GEORGE C.« Resides in Mediield. Unmarried.

IV. AMANDA,*' b. 1816; d. Oct. 16, 1856; unmarried; estate settled

in Dec. 1856, and division made to her brothers, Samuel, Luther,
Simon and George C., and the two children of her sister Olive W.

V. OLIVE WIGHT,6 m. March 23, iZ-^z^, Henry French of Mont-
pelier, Vt. Children: (i) George Henry French, (2) Edna
French, living in 1856.

140. VI. SIM0N,6 b. Sept. 23, 1820.

68. CALVIN,5 (Samuel,^ Josiah,^ Joseph,^ William,^) b. in
Dedham, 1779, m. (Intention at Dover, March 3, 1805,)
Olive, dau. of Daniel Holbrook of Sherburne, who left a
handsome legacy to her children, — lands which realized
$2186. Dec. II, 1799 he sold his share in his father's
estate to his brother Simon.

Resided in Sherburne, d. about 1829. Jonathan Battelle
was appointed guardian of Nathaniel H. Cheney, May 5,
1829, and the account closed when the ward attained his
majority, April i, 1836.

CHILDREN,

I. 0LIVE,6
II. ANNA H0LBR00K,6

141. Ill, CALVIN,6

142. IV, NATHANIEL HOLBROOK.e b. April i, 1815,



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM 1 OF ROXBURY.

Sixth Generation.

69. THOMAS,^ (Thomas,^ William,* William,^ Thomas,^
William,!) b. in Roxbury July 7, 1751, m. April 6, 1780,
Jane, dau. of John and Jane Foster, b. March 25, 1755*
He reached manhood just in time to comprehend and enter
into the uprising of the Colonies against the tyrannical
measures of George III of England ; and he was in military



loo WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

service at the opening of the war. Served as corporal i
month and 2 days in J. Kettell's co., " Major Heath's regi-
ment," at Boston, and as sergeant in WilHam's co. same
reg. Oct. 5, 1775 ; receipted for a coat Dec. 22, 1775. Was
ensign in the 24"* Continental infantry Jan. i to Dec. 31,
1776; lieut. 13"' Mass. Nov. 13, 1777; resigned Feb. 13,
1778. Seems to be the person who had an allowance voted
him by the Council March 12, 1777, in J. Howard's co.,
Col. Samuel Brewer's regiment.

He resided in Dorchester for a while after the war, and
there his oldest child was recorded. Then he returned to
Roxbury, where he spent the remainder of his days. He
and his wife joined in a deed of her share in her mother's
dower March 30, 1791.

His widow survived until 1845 ; when, though reduced
to narrow means, she made a will, in which she gave por-
tions to many grandchildren, as follows: to Rebecca R.,
wife of Robert Campbell, Ebenezer G., Catharine E. and
George S. Cheney, all of Roxbury; William Cheney of
the city of New York ; William, James and Mary Cheney,
residence unknown ; William Swift, of Boston, Ebenezer
Swift, of Portland and Lewis Swift, of Philadelphia ; Wil-
lard Onion, jr., and George Onion, of Roxbury. Of these
George S. Cheney and George Onion were minors at the
probating of the will, Aug. 2, 1845. Rebecca Cheney re-
ceipted in room of her deceased son, Ebenezer ; Mary signed
as Mary Whippen ; James, " son of Thomas who was son of
said Jane, deceased," died before the distribution began ; so
his share was distributed. May, 1850, to the survivors.

CHILDREN.

I. JOHNJ b. in Dorchester in 1783.

143. n. THOMAS/ b. in Roxbury in 1785.

144. m. WILLI AM,'' b. Nov. 28, 1789.

IV. CATHARINE,'^ b. , m. June 14, 1823, Willard Onion.

Children : Willard Onion and George Onion.

v. MARY,' b. , m. Swift. Children: William Swift,

Ebenezer Swift, Lewis Swift.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. loi

70. WILLIAM,6 (Thomas,^ William,'^ William,^ Thomas,^
William/) b. in Roxbury Feb. 13, 17 19. He seems to be
the "William Cheny of Roxbury" who enlisted April 29,
1775, in Morse's co. of Patterson's regiment, and served 3
months and 9 days.

73. WILLIAM,^ (Daniel,^ Abiel,^ William,^ Thomas,^
William, 1) b. in Pomfret, Conn. June 19, 1759, m. and
resided in Renssalaer co. N. Y.

CHILDREN.
I. WILLIAM/ d. of fever while on a visit to his grandfather.
II. CLARA/ m. AbraDi Ford, and removed to Wisconsin.

75, SAMUEL,^ (Daniel,^ Abiel,* Winiam,^ Thomas,^

William,^) b. in [Pomfret,] Conn. m. i^', Green; m. 2*^,

Sally Ann Carpenter, of Harmony, N. Y.

He removed in early life to Renssalaer co. N. Y. with his
father; settled in Ellery, Chautauqua co. N. Y. and there re-
mained until after the birth of all his children except the
youngest; finally made his home in Macoupin co. near
Litchfield, 111.

His eldest son, name not furnished us, became a steamboat
captain.

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE.

145. I. JACKSON/

146. II. GILBERT/
m. SOPHIA/

IV. REBECCA/ m, Thomas Kesinger.

Child : Joseph Kesinger, Litchfield, III.

147. V. DANIEL/
VI. LUCY/

VII. AMY,T

76. JONATHAN,^ (Daniel,5 Abiel,* William,^ Thomas,^
William, 1) b. in Conn. March 10, 1769, m. Amy Cole, b.
May 3, 1770, d. Jan. 27, 1865. She was a dau. of Sisson
Cole, grand-dau. of Hugh Cole, and in the seventh genera-
tion from James Cole who came to Plymouth, N. E. about
1633.



I02 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

At the age of 19 in company with Lemuel,^ an older
brother, he left his father's home in Pittstown, Renssalaer
CO., N. Y. to see something of what was then called "the
West."

While traveling across the Penn. mountains he was stricken
with sudden deafness, probably induced by exposure ; but
after some days it went as suddenly as it came. For a time
they worked at the salt works near Pittsburg, taking pay in
salt. To realize money from this it was boated down the
Ohio to Cincinnati and sold on time. He then enlisted in
the government pack-horse service from Cincinnati to Ft.
Hamilton. One night the train was surprised by Indians,
his comrade killed (under the same blanket) beside him, but
he reached the fort with frozen feet. He came home via
Ky. & Va., visiting the Natural Bridge, seeing the name of
Washington cut high up on the rock.

He engaged in farming on leasehold land at Pittstown,
Reus. CO. N. Y. until 1806 when he explored Chautauqua co.
N. Y. in quest of a new home ; and in 1807 removed his
family to the west shore of Chaut. lake, being the first family
settled in the town of Harmony ; later he resided in James-
town. Clearing land, farming, lumbering, and running rafts
to Cincinnati, occupied the remainder of his active life.

He was a man of exceptional strength and activity ; and
was generally well informed, especially as to matters of
history and geography and Indian tradition. He died of
paralysis, Jan. 10, 1858, universally respected, and mourned
by numerous descendants.

CHILDREN.

148. I. NATHAN,'' b. July 2, 1796.
n. BETSEY,^ b. March 14, 1798.

in. CLARA,' b. Aug. 4, 1 799.

149. IV. CALVIN,' b. Dec. 29, 1801.

V. AMY,' b. May 23, 1802.

150. VI. DANIEL,' b. Sept. 14, 1805.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 103

VII. UNISA,'^ b. Jan. 2, 1807. m. April i, 1834, Jajnes Greene.
Children: (i) Alfred C. Greene, m. Mary Adaline Moore, and
has children, Carrie Greene, Myrtie Greene, William Greene,
Anna Greene, Alfred Greene, and Martha Greene ; (2) J.
William Greene; (3) George A. Greene, b. April 25, 1845, "i-
Hattie Pike, b. March 22, 1846, and has children, J. Algernon
Greene, Gertrude Greene and Earle W. Greene. He is a
farmer at Ashville, N. Y. full of interest in ancient matters as
well as things "up to date "; has given great assistance in the
collection of facts concerning this branch of the family. His
mother, Mrs. Unisa (Cheney) Greene, is still spared, to give the
light of her serene age to his home.

151. VIII. ALFRED,^ b. May 3, 1810.

IX. POLLY,'^ b. Jan. 17, 181 2, d. March 25, 1837.



77. EBENEZER,6 (William,^ Joseph,^ Benjamin,^
Thomas,^ William, i) b. in Newbury, Feb. 24, 1764, m. in
Campton, N. H. Aug. 3, 1789, Hannah Eaton, of Meredith,
N. H. A " Mrs. Cheney" d. at Campton Jan. 14, 1832.

He was a farmer. He returned to Newbury from New
Brunswick whither his father had removed. Lived at New-
buryport, at Campton, N. H. ; bought land in C, June 28,
1785 ; bought land in New Holderness Sept. 10, 1799, ^^^
sold Nov. 7, 1800. Was he the *' Mr. Cheney " whose death
is recorded at C, Aug. 3, 1832?

CHILDREN.

152. I. WILLIAM,' b. March 20, 1790.
n. BETSEY," b. Sept. 17, 1791.

153. HI. ELI AS EATON,^ b. May 30, 1793.
IV. HANNAH,^ b. June 7, 1795.

154. V. EBENEZER,^ b. April 5, 1797.

79. EDMUND,6 (Winiam,5 Joseph,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^
WilHam,!) b. on Indian Island, N. B. July 9, 1770, m.
Rebecca Daggett.

Resided at Grand Menan, N. B. He found plenty to do
and plenty to gather as farmer and fisherman.



I04 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

CHILDREN.
I. URANIAJ

155. II. SAMUEL.'?

156. III. JOHN.'

157. IV. WILLIAM.'?

V. JOANNA.'?

VI. HARRIET."

158. VII. EDMUND.'?

159. VIII. PERCY."

IX. ELIZABETH."

80. MOSES,6 (William,^ Joseph/ Benjamm,^ Thomas,^
William/) b. at Grand Menan Island, N. B. Jan. 16, 1790,
m. Dec. 14, 181 2, Jane Burton Frankland.

He resided on the island of Grand Menan, N. B. He
and his sons tilled the soil, raised some cattle, and got a good
part of their food and wealth from the ocean.

CHILDREN.

160. I. WILLIAM,^ b. April 29, 1813.

161. n. SIMEON FRANKLAND," b. Dec. 8. 1814.

ni. ELIZABETH THOMAS," b. Sept. 20, 1816, m. April 29, 1835,
William Gjiptill. Children: (i) Judson Guptill, (2) John
Guptill, (3) Philena Guptill, (4) Harrington Guptill, (5) Simeon
Guptill, (6) William Guptill, all b. on Grand Menan island,

N. B.

IV. ANN,'? b. Sept. 22, 1818, m. George Morse. Children: (i) Jane
Morse, (2) William Morse, (3) Nelson Morse, (4) Emery Morse,
(5) Manford Morse.

V. URANIA,'? b. June 19, 1821, m. April 18, 1842, Alonzo Ban-
croft. Children: (i) Philena Bancroft, b. Feb. 20, 1851, (2)
Lewis Bancroft, b. July 5, 1858.

162. VI. MOSES," b. March 13, 1823.

vil. SUSANNAH,'? b. M2.y 2,1, \?>zs, m. Asa Lambert. Children:
(i) Thomas Lambert, (2) Loren Lambert, (3) Edward Lambert,
(4) Asa Lambert, (5) Linda Lambert, (6) Alice M. Lambert,
(7) William Morse Lambert, (8) Barbara Morse Lambert, (9)
Stanley Morse Lambert, (10) Jane M. Lambert, (11) Jesse F.
Lambert.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 105

VIII. ALICE/ b. Jan. 30, 1827, m. Jan. 13, 1846, William Morse. Chil-
dren : (i ) Emeline Morse, b. April 18,1 846, (2) Barbara Morse, b.
May 29, 1847,(3) Hannah Morse, b. Aug. 26, 1849, (4) Elizabeth
Ann Morse, b. Oct. 26, 1851, (5) Dorothy Morse, b. Jan. 13,
1854, (6) Hiram Morse, b. July 11, 1856, (7) Harriet Morse, b.
May 27, i860, (8) Louisa Morse, b. Oct. 11, 1862, (9) Webb
Morse, b. July 27, 1864, (10) PauUna Morse, b. April 26, 1867.
IX. BARBARA,' b. Jan. 2, 1829,
X. JANE,'' b. June 13, 1831.

82. JOHN,6 (Thomas,^ John/ Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wil-
liam, i) b. in Sturbridge Nov. 19, 1769, m. i'*,'Jan. 12, 1794,
Luria dau. of John and^Catharine Warren, of Dudley, b. Dec.
18, 1774; m. 2^ June, 1847, widows Isabel Morris.

He made his home at Rowe in the early part of his mar-
ried life, and resided there for years. Removed to Zenia, O.
where he d. Feb. 2, 1858.

CHILDREN.

I. JOHN,'' b. Jan. 25, 1796; d. July 19, 1826.
II. LURA,'' b. Aug. 16, 1798 ; d. Sept. 27, 1820,
III. POLLY,'' b. July 26, 1801 ; d. of consumption Feb. 21, 1822.

163. IV. DAVID, b. Oct. 17, 1803.

V. LUCY W.,' b. Jan. 12, 1806; d. Feb. 3, 1835.

164. VI. LAB AN CLARK,' b, March 20, 1808.

VII. EUNICE,' b. March 29, 1810 ; d. Dec. 17, 1826.

83. THOMAS,^ (Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^
WiUiam,!) b. in Dudley July 21, 1771, m. Sally Langdon.
He d. Oct. 18, 1813, and w^as buried at Dudley. The widow
m. 2'^, a Mr. Dodge, and removed to Rowe.

Her son Edmund H. Cheney, for himself and his wards
(brother and sister) Thomas H. and Sarah L. Cheney, gave
a quitclaim deed of their portion of their father's estate, May
II, 1843.

CHILDREN.
I. SALLY,' b. 1804, d. Oct. 25. 1813.

165. II. EDMUND H,' b. 1806.

166. III. THOMAS H.,' b. 1809.
IV. SALLY L.,'b. 1813.



io6 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

84. LEONARD,^ (Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^
John,^) b. in Dudley March i8, 1780, m. Miriam dan. of
Elijah and Elizabeth (Munger) Bacheller, of Charlton, b.
Dec. 17, 1780, d. May 7, 185 1. She was a sister of his
brother Joel's wife.

He resided in Southbridge. He d. June 3, 1837.

CHILDREN.

I. THOMAS JEFFERSON," d. at Valparaiso, South America,
n. DAVID BACHELLER,'^ d. at the age of 18.

167. m. LEONARDO

IV, HANNAH BOLLES,' m. Thomas Sweet.

168. V. ABNER CLARK."

VI. ADELIA,^ TO.. John Tenant [?]
VII. PHEBE," d. in infancy.
VIII. OTIS." d. in infancy.

IX. MIRIAM," b. ; m. Lucian Webster.

X. JOHN,^ d. in infancy.



JOEL,6 (Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Wil-
liam, i) b. March 3, 1782 ; m. Oct. 31, 1802, Naomi, dau. of
Elijah and Elizabeth (Munger) Bacheller* of Charlton, b.
April 17, 1785 ; there was a double wedding that day, when
Joel and his sister Lucy each entered on " the holy estate of
matrimony." He resided in Southbridge (in the section
which was first included in the town of Dudley.) Was a
farmer.

Mrs. Cheney d. Feb. 13, 1863. He d. Nov. 29, 1865.

CHILDREN.
170. I. MARVIN,^ b. Oct. 30, 1802.

II. ZEBINA,^ b. Oct. 8, 1804; d. May 8, 1824.

III. MARIA,'^ b. Jan. 9, 1807; m. Jan. 28, i?>26,John Ward Wells;
d. Nov. 29, 1854. Mr. Wells was a son of Henry (i 753-1823)
and Nancy (Shurtleff) Wells, b. at Westerly, R. I. Nov. 8, 1794,
" on the 7"^ day of the week," d. at Woodstock, Conn. Nov. 4,

* Elijah Bacheller was a native of Wenham, and fifth in descent from Joseph Bacheller, who
came from Canterbury, Eng. in 1636 to Salem, and settled the next year in Wenham. [Records of
Mr. Joel Cheney.]




HIRAM CHENEY WELLS.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 107

1872. Children: (i) Lorinda M. Wells, b. Nov. 7, 1826, d.
Oct. 5, 1 83 1, (2) Harriet C. Wells, b. Oct. 2, 1828, d. Oct. 26,
1832, (3) Hiram Cheney Wells, b. Sept. 8, 1830, m. on " Thanks-
giving-day," Nov. 29, 1855, Ellen Maria, eldest dau. of Daniel
Bullard and Prudence (Hathaway) Perry; the ceremony was
performed by Rev. Shubael Stiles Parker. He was one of the
six original incorporators of the American Optical Company, of
Southbridge, and has been one of its directors from its organ-
ization, from very humble beginnings to its present broad
proportions. He has also held many important and trusted
positions in the town, and been prominently identified with its
prosperity in both secular and religious matters. Children :
[i.] Edwin Perry Wells, b. at Southbridge June 2, 1859, m.
Oct. 25, 1882, N. Addie, dau. of Henry and Joanna (Weeks)
Greene, of Warren. He went from the schools of his native
town to the Hitchcock High School of Brimfield, and thence to
Amherst College, from which he was graduated in 1881. Like
the other members of this family he turned his attention to the
study and practice of Optics ; and is at present president of
the Globe Optical Company of Boston, with a residence at
Hyde Park. In addition to the prompt and efficient discharge
of his responsible duties he finds time to attend to church in-
terests considerably. Is also a member of the N. E. Historic
Genealogical Society, and has done a good bit of genealogical
work. He materially assisted " Uncle Joel Cheney " in the
collections he made, and has now in preparation a genealogy
of the Westerly section of the Wells family, [ii.] Herbert
Eugene Wells, b. July i, 1866, m. July 11, 1889, Carrie Naomi,
dau. of Alpha Morse and Sarah (Cunningham) Cheney, of
Southbridge, b. June 6, 1867. On leaving the home schools,
Mr. Wells took the course at Bryant and Stratton's Com-
mercial College in Boston. On graduating was retained as
an assistant and not long after promoted to be an instructor,
a position he still fills. He resides at Newton Highlands.
Child, Gertrude Marie Wells, b. Dec. 28, 1895. (4) EHzabeth
P.Wells, b. Jan. 30, 1833 ; resides with her brother George.
(5) Caroline A. Wells, b. June 22, 1835, d. June 16, 1837, (6)
Lewis J. Wells, b. March 29, 1837. (7) Albert W. Wells, b.
May 9, 1839, m. in Quincy, 111. May 27, 1876, Amanda, dau.
of Edward H. and Amanda M. (Daggett) Pomroy, b. Sept. 2,
1852. She was graduated from Vassar College in 1874. Mr.
Wells d. March 5, 1897. Children: [i.] Ruth Wells, b. Oct.
31, 1877, [ii.] Albert W. Wells, Jr. b. June 3, 1881, [iii.] Ed-
ward Pomroy Wells, b. April 8, 1883. (8) Wesley J. Wells, b.



io8 WILLIAM; SIXTH GENERATION.

Oct. 29, 1842, d. March 15, 1866. (9) George Washington
Wells, b. April 15, 1846, at Woodstock, Conn. m. at South-
bridge Sept. 27, 1869, Mary Eliza McGregory, b. Sept. 27, 1847.
Mr. Wells has thrown his activity and executive ability into the
perfection and extension of the operations of the American
Optical Company. He is now the president and treas-
urer of the corporation; his three sons are associated with
him in the business. He is also a man of prominence in
town affairs, and connected with other manufacturing and
business interests. Children : [i.] Channing McGregory Wells,
b. Aug. 13, 1870, [ii.] Albert Bacheller Wells, b. Nov. 19,
1872, [iii.] Joel Cheney Wells, b. Nov. 11, 1874, [iv.] Mary
Elizabeth Wells, b. May 5, 1878.
IV. HIRAM,'^ b. Jan. 10, 1S09; d. Sept. 21, 1830.

V. CAROLINE,^ 1

>b. May 26, 181 1.
VI. CLEMENTINE,^ J ^ '

Caroline,'^ m. April i, 1832, Andrew Putney ; d. Jan. 21, 1844.
Clementine,'^ m. April i, 1832, Charles Edwin Cady, son of
Jonathan Cady, b. at Killingly, Conn. June 3, 1804. After
a childhood and youth of industry and economy, working first
on a farm, then learning the blacksmith's trade, he was placed
in charge of the smith department of Harris Brothers' machine
works at Woodstock, Conn. There he lived during his early
married life. In 1837 he purchased the blacksmith shop and
adjoining property at Sandersdale and made mill and ma-
chine work and edge tools and agricultural implements. He
built a large brick shop in 1845, and resided in Southbridge,
identified with its moral, educational and financial welfare, till
his death, Aug, 7, 1893. Mrs. Cady d. Jan. 12, 1871. Children:
(i) Edwin Cady, b. Oct. 21, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 1856, Rosalie M.
Lathe, had one son, Charles Edwin Cady, b. July 22, 1862, d.
Aug. 14, 1865. (2) Frank Cady, b. Aug. 5, 1836, m. May 15,
1859, Emily Jane, dau. of Daniel B. and Prudence (Hathaway)
Perry, and had children, [i.] Frank Herbert Cady, b. June 25,
1864, d. Sept. 27, 1865, [ii.] Minnie Emily Cady, b. Feb. 10,
1867, m. Feb. 10, 1891, Andrew Fyfe Hall. (3) Henry Charles
Cady, b. Dec. i, 1845, has followed his father's bent, and de-
veloped such qualities as have resulted in his becoming super-
intendent of the American Optical Company's extensive works
at Southbridge. He m. Oct. 16, 1872, Annie Maria Waite,
of Providence, R. I. b. in Thompson, Conn. March 27, 1848.
They have children [i.] Anita Louise Cady, b. Aug. 31, 1874,
and [ii.] Edith Clementine Cad}^ b. Feb. 12, 1877. (4) Newton




GEORGE W. WELLS.



CHENEY GENEALOGY. 109

Cheney Cady, b. June 11, 1848, m. Sept. 16, 1874, Aryenis
Cheney. He d. at Worcester April 10, 1886; child, Charles
Leonard Cady, b. Aug. 16, 1875, d. April 10, 1886. (5) George
Willis Cady, b. July 21, 1851, m. i^S June 8, 1876, Annie White,
who d. in 1879; he m. 2^, Sept. 7, 1881, Maria Cutting; chil-
dren, [i.] Flora Louise Cady, b. Aug. 13, 1883, d. Aug, 4, 1884.
[ii.] Susan Elizabeth Cady, b. June 22, 1886.

171. VII. JOEL,'^ b. May 7, 1815.

172. VIII. DAVID BACHELLER,^ b. June 8, 1820.

IX. EDWIN CADY,7 b. Dec. 26, 1831 ; d. Nov. 8, 1850.

86. HIRAM,6 (Thomas,^ John,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^
William/) b. in Dudley, March 3, 1784, m. Aug. 22, 1815,
Martha, dau. of John and Lydia (Sales) Steere, b. Feb. 12,
1790, d. July 18, 1829. He owned and cultivated a portion
of the old Col. Cheney farm in Southbridge ; was a farmer;
died in the prime of life, Aug. 28, 1830.

CHILDREN.

I, ANDELUSIA MARIA,'^ b. Aug. 19, 1819, received as good an
education as circumstances afforded, and entered on the work
of public school teaching. For thirty years she pursued this
good calling, at her native town and in other interior points,
and then in Brookline, where' she now resides.

II. LYDIA CATHARINE,'^ b. March 24, 1825, m. March 30, 1852,
William B. Moore, d. Oct. 4, 1859. Her only child, William
B. Moore, b. Nov. 8, 1854, d. Nov. 15, 1863. Residence Chic-
opee Falls and Worcester.

III. JULIANA STEERE,^ b. Dec. 9, 1826, m. March 6, 1850, Jacob
Edwards, Jr. Mr. Edwards is a son of whom Southbridge
is proud. He entered the employ of Holmes and Luther Am-
midown when twenty years old, and joined with his brother .
William in independent business in 1835. They built a block
of buildings and carried on a Dry goods store. In 1852, with
Nichols and Richards he bought out and succeeded the Ammi-
down concern in Wholesale and Jobbing of Dry Goods in
Boston. He developed rare discernment and sagacity in busi-
ness at large, but especially in matters pertaining to the manu-
facture of cotton goods; was made treasurer of the Bates Mfg.
Co. of Lewiston in 1878, and director of several other corpora-
tions at various times. In 1882 the Sprague Mills at Augusta,
Me. were offered for sale, and a number of capitalists induced



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Mr. Edwards, as an expert, to visit and report on the property ;
the result of which was their joining with him in the Edwards
Manufacturing Co. a firm whose career has been very success-
ful. Through all these years Mr. Edwards has been largely
interested in banking, prominently connected with banks at
Southbridge and the National Bank of Redemption at Boston.
He is also one of the directors of the New England Trust Co.
of Boston, and has been in the directorship of several important
railroads. His health has given way and he has been obliged
to retire from active business. Children: (i) Robert Jacob
Edwards, b. June i, 1852; succeeds to many of the cares and
responsibilities of his father in manufacturing and financial
matters, and has made a reputation also for himself ; (2) Emily
Cheney Edwards, b. Sept. 23, 1854, d. in Paris, France, of



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