Eliza Jane Cheney

29 August 1837–22 November 1922 (Age 85)
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Cheney was born on 29 August 1837, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States, her father, Nathan Calhoun Cheney, was 26 and her mother, Eliza Ann Beebe, was 22. She married William Coffin Rawson on 12 October 1856, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and Farr West, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 November 1922, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Coffin Rawson
Eliza Jane Cheney
Marriage: 12 October 1856
Eliza Jane Rawson
William Franklin Rawson
Olive Ann Rawson
Zenia Venetta Rawson
Sarah Emily Rawson
Nathan Cheney Rawson
Elizabeth Rebecca Rawson

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  • Marriage
    12 October 1856Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 13
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 23
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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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    A Biographical Sketch of My Life By Eliza Jane Cheney Rawson

    A Biographical Sketch of My Life By Eliza Jane Cheney Rawson My father’s name was Nathan Cheney; he was born 16 February 1811 in Chesterfield County, New Hampshire. My mother’s name was Eliza Ann …

    Sources (26)

    • Eliza J Rawson in household of Wm Rawson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eliza Jane Cheeney Rawson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Eliza J Rawson in household of William C Rawson, "United States Census, 1880"

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