Henry Albert Cheever I

7 November 1826–13 February 1916 (Age 89)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Albert

When Henry Albert Cheever I was born on 7 November 1826, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Amos Cheever III, was 25 and his mother, Abigail Chase Keech, was 19. He married Mary Jane Nelson on 25 May 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 13 February 1916, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Albert Cheever I
Mary Jane Nelson
Marriage: 25 May 1856
Agnes Abigail Cheever
Mary Elizabeth Cheever
Sarah Jane Cheever
Henry Albert Cheever II
Joseph Edwin Cheever
Caroline Augusta Cheever
John William Cheever
Lydia Maria Cheever
Samuel Riter Cheever
Ida Lenore Cheever

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 May 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1841 · Dorr Rebellion
    Age 15
    The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.
    1862 · US Naval Academy
    Age 36
    The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Anglo-Norman French chivere, chevre ‘goat’ (from Latin capra ‘nanny goat’), applied as a nickname for an unpredictable or temperamental person, or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd. This surname is now extinct in Britain.History: Born in London c. 1614, the son of spinner William Cheaver, Ezekiel Cheever came to Boston in June 1637. After a brief sojourn in New Haven, CT, he was master of the Boston Latin School from 1670 until his death in 1708. He had twelve children; his youngest son, also called Ezekiel, was the clerk to the court in the infamous Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Henry Albert Cheever was born at Lanesville, Rhode Island the 7th of November 1826. He was the son of Amos and Abigail C. C. Keech. His ancestors came to America from England in the year 1637. There …

    Sources (35)

    • Henry Albert Cheever, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Henry A Chaver, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Henry A. in entry for Henry A. Hazelton Jr. and Ella Carver, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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