Sarah I. Chaney

23 October 1837–15 August 1909 (Age 71)
Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah I.

When Sarah I. Chaney was born on 23 October 1837, in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Chaney, was 38 and her mother, Mary Ann Pierce, was 34. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with John Haven Bixby. She lived in Orange, New York, United States in 1860 and Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 August 1909, in Colton, Colton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Stark Cemetery, Colton, Colton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Haven Bixby
Sarah I. Chaney
Molvina Louisa Bixby
Fay M Bixby
Mary Isabella Bixby
Ella Ruth Bixby
Luther Haven Bixby
Sarah Amy Bixby
George Herbert Bixby

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ann Pierce




    Samuel Clark Chaney


    Mary L. Cheney


    Eveline L. Cheney


    Emily Ann Cheney


    Edward Turner Chaney


+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 9

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

Age 26

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

Age 26

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 any of the various places called Chanet or Le Chanet, from Latin canna ‘reed’ + the suffix -etum denoting an inhabitant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Bixby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah I Bixby in household of John H Bixby, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Sarah J Chaney in household of Samuel Chaney [21 Sep 1850], "United States Census, 1850"

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