Elizabeth Chaney

24 October 1793–11 February 1871 (Age 77)
Frederick, Maryland, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Chaney was born on 24 October 1793, in Frederick, Maryland, United States, her father, Charles P Chaney, was 40 and her mother, Lucretia Gardner, was 38. She married Reason Carnes after 20 November 1815, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pike, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1850 and New Salem Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 11 February 1871, in Blandinsville, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Chapel Cemetery, Blandinsville Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reason Carnes
Elizabeth Chaney
Marriage: after 20 November 1815
Thomas Carnes
Nancy Carnes
Araminta Carnes
Charlotte Elizabeth Carnes
Owen Carnes
Henry Carnes
Sarah Jane Carnes
Benjamin Franklin Carnes
Christopher Columbus Carnes

Spouse and Children

    Reason Carnes



after 20 November 1815
Frederick, Maryland, United States



    Nancy Carnes


    Araminta Carnes


    Charlotte Elizabeth Carnes


    Owen Carnes


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 7

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 25

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from any of the various places called Chanet or Le Chanet, from Latin canna ‘reed’ + the suffix -etum denoting an inhabitant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Carnes in household of Reese Carnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisabeth Karns in household of Reason Karns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chaney in entry for Owen Carnes and Elizabeth Walker, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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