David H Cheney

21 October 1814–1 May 1891 (Age 76)
Pavilion, Pavilion, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of David H

When David H Cheney was born on 21 October 1814, in Pavilion, Pavilion, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Elisha Cheney, was 23 and his mother, Phebe Hendee Cheney, was 23. He married Nancy Ann Zeta on 14 July 1836, in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pike, Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 1 May 1891, in Machias, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Machias, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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David H Cheney
Nancy Ann Zeta
Marriage: 14 July 1836
Affia Betsy Ann Cheney
Galen E. Cheney

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  • Marriage
    14 July 1836Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 13
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • David H Cheney, "New York State Census, 1875"
    • David H Cheney, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
    • David H Chuny, "United States Census, 1860"

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