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William Cheney

Male 1704 - 1756  (52 years)


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  • Name William Cheney 
    Born 7 Feb 1703/04  Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation say 1724  [1
    He was a joiner and farmer. 
    Religion 1741  [1, 2
    He was dismissed from the church in Mendon to help form the church in Milford in 1741. 
    History 25 Nov 1741  [1
    He signed a petition of the residents that lived east of the Mill River, to form a new town, which in 1780 was incorporated as Milford. 
    Office Held 1742 to 1747  [1, 2
    He was the clerk of the precinct of Milford from its inception until 1747. 
    Religion say 1742  [2
    According to Ballou (1882) , he and his wife "were original members of the Cong. ch.; though the fr[William] fell under serious censure toward the end of his days, on account of intemperate habits. He was a man of ability, a good penman for those times.
    Died 18 Jul 1756  Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I134  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 

    Father William Cheney,   b. 3 Aug 1666, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1753, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret,   d. 1 Apr 1740, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married say 1694  Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Thayer,   b. 18 Aug 1706, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 May 1726  Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Joanna Cheney,   b. 26 May 1728, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Suzanna Cheney,   b. 23 Jul 1730, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1736, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
     3. Wales Cheney,   b. 31 Aug 1732, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1825, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
     4. Nathaniel Cheney,   b. 24 Feb 1733/34, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mary Cheney,   b. 27 Jul 1736, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1777, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
     6. Caleb Cheney,   b. 12 Jan 1738/39, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1800, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
     7. Ebenezer Cheney,   b. 10 Jul 1741, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1828, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
     8. Abigail Cheney,   b. 20 Nov 1743, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. William Cheney,   b. 18 May 1746, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1829, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
    +10. Levi Cheney,   b. 23 Nov 1756, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1847, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Feb 1703/04 - Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1726 - Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1756 - Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S467] Pope, Charles H. The Cheney Genealogy, (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1897).

    2. [S461] Ballou, Adin. History of the Town of Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts From its First Settlement to 1881, ( Boston: Franklin Press: Rand, Avery, & Co., 1882).

    3. [S1011] Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 , (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1920).