James Cheney

3 December 1767–23 February 1860 (Age 92)
Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Cheney was born on 3 December 1767, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Peter Cheney, was 46 and his mother, Rose Hardy, was 42. He married Hannah Boynton on 1 September 1788. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 23 February 1860, in Waterville, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

James Cheney
1767–1860
Hannah Boynton
1771–1833
Marriage: 1 September 1788
Lydia Cheney
1789–1809
Joseph Cheney
1791–1872
Ruth Cheney
1793–1804
Hannah Cheney
1795–1851
James Cheney
1797–1884
Sally Cheney
1800–1823
Andrew Cheney
1802–1804
Peter Cheney
1804–1859
Boynton Cheney
1806–
Samuel Boynton Cheney
1807–
Lydia Cheney
1810–1872
Abner Jones Cheney
1815–1861

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 September 1788
Bradford,Essex,Massachusetts
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Cheney

    Male1721–Male

    Rose Hardy

    Female1725–1787Female

siblings

(9)

    Bettee Chaney

    Female1743–Female

    Female1746–Female

    Hephzibah Cheney

    Female1749–Female

    John Chaney

    Male1752–Male

    Dabrah Cheney

    Female1754–Female

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 24

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 27

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Cheyney, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Cheyney, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Cheney, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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