Horatio Nelson Cheney

Male27 December 1805–20 August 1841

Brief Life History of Horatio Nelson

When Horatio Nelson Cheney was born on 27 December 1805, in Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Timothy Cheney III, was 31 and his mother, Amity Submit Warner, was 25. He married Marsylva Jemima Chapman on 6 February 1833. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. In 1841, his occupation is listed as weighmaster of u.s. customs dept. in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States. He died on 20 August 1841, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 35.

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Horatio Nelson Cheney
Marsylva Jemima Chapman
Marriage: 6 February 1833
Clarence Chapman Cheney
Mary Permelia Cheney
Sylvia Cheney
Clinton Levi Cheney

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  • Reminscences of Syracuse

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1833
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

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

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 14

    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. 

    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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