Chauncey Gleason Keaney

1810–31 October 1888 (Age 78)
of Mansfield, Tolland, Conn.

The Life of Chauncey Gleason

When Chauncey Gleason Keaney was born in 1810, his father, Martin H Keeney, was 28 and his mother, Alma Gleason, was 26. He married Mary Woodbridge Merrow on 3 October 1839, in Merrow, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 October 1888, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in East Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chauncey Gleason Keaney
Mary Woodbridge Merrow
Marriage: 3 October 1839
Clarence Keeney
Emma Frances Keeney
Marion Keeney
Mary Louise Keeney

Spouse and Children

3 October 1839
Merrow, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


    Clarence Keeney




    Mary Louise Keeney


Parents and Siblings

    Martin H Keeney


    Alma Gleason




    Martin H Keeney



    Jerusha Keeney


    Milton Keeney


World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 19

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Irish: possibly an Americanized form of Ó Cianaigh, from cianach, a derivative of cian ‘distant’, ‘long’, or Ó Caoinnigh, a variant of Ó Coinnigh ( see Kenny ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Chancy G Keeney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • C G Kuney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chauncey G Keeney, "United States Census, 1850"

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