Mary Jane Cheney

16 February 1836–7 November 1884 (Age 48)
Covington, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Cheney was born on 16 February 1836, in Covington, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, George Allen Cheney, was 38 and her mother, Susannah Richardson, was 34. She lived in Fort Covington, Fort Covington, Franklin, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 7 November 1884, at the age of 48.

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George Allen Cheney
Susannah Richardson
George Lyman Cheney
Seymour Howard Cheney
Susan Abbie Cheney
Mary Jane Cheney
Henry Harrison Cheney
William H. Chenney
George Wainwright Cheney
Richardson Cheney

Parents and Siblings



    George Lyman Cheney


    Seymour Howard Cheney




    Henry Harrison Cheney


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World Events (5)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 27

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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  • Mary Cheeney in household of George Cheeney, "United States Census, 1850"

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