Edward Cheney of Brandon Vermont

Edward Cheney (1752-1813) lived in Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont. He and his wife, Abigail Hale (1752-1841) had at least seven children, listed in the probate 1 file below.

One son, Ephraim and his wife Dorcas had at least two sons, Abratha Cheney (listed in probate 1 file of property division) and Ephraim Junior. Abratha (1796-) and Mercy McDonald had a number of children including Hannibal Cheney (1832-1912). Hannibal and Susan’s daughter, Abigail, married Alexander Wallace Perry on 1897 in Mankato, Minnesota.

Key facts: Edward died insolvent. Creditors had 6 months to file claims against the estate and the notice of this was to be posted in Rutland newspapers and in prominent public locations, the traditional courthouse door.

In the inventory, among others:

  • 14 barrels of “cyder”
  • clock and case
  • 200# salt pork
  • 1 speckled heifer
  • 1 spinning wheel
  • square and compass
  • 1 velvet vest

Amazing the detail the inventory goes into and the valuation. Can you imagine having that detailed an inventory when people die now, with all the stuff?

edward cheney probate inventory

edward cheney probate pt 1 (real property)

edward cheney probate pt 2 (widow’s dower)

edward cheney probate pt3

edward cheney probate pt 4

edward cheney probate pt 5

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One Response to Edward Cheney of Brandon Vermont

  1. Barbara A. Valentin says:

    Merry Christmas, 2010!!!
    I have a Cheney family that I have VERY little information of…Thomas was my GGG-Grandfather…do you have any information on this family!
    Thomas CHENEY
    b. Coleraine, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    d. 13 Apr 1872, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont
    m. Ellen SULLIVAN
    d. Bef. 1850, Died young…
    child: Almira P. CHENEY
    (1850 Census shows Almira as a servant at age 13 in Rutland)
    b. 03 Nov 1836, West Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont
    d. 13 Jul 1889, Danby, Rutland County, Vermont
    m. Aaron A. SAVERY
    b. 02 Jun 1829, Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
    d. 10 Mar 1892, Proctor, Rutland County, Vermont
    “A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory and Savary)
    by A.(Alfred) W. (William) Savary, M.A. and Miss Lydia A. (Adelia) Savary
    Boston: The Collins Press, 1893
    Page: 208
    Aaron A. Savery (Ephraim5, Jonathan4, Joseph3, Joseph2 John1), was born June 2, 1829. Lived in Clarendon Springs, Vt., till 1859, when he removed to Topeka, Kansas, but returned to Vermont. Married April 14, 1861, Almira P. Cheney. He served in the 11th Vermont volunteers during the Civil War, and was honorably dischargd Aug. 25, 1865. Then settled first at Rutland, then moved to Danby, and finally to Proctor, Vt., where he died March 10, 1892. His wife died at Danby, July 13, 1889.
    I. Helen C.7, b. Aug. 19, 1866; d. September, 1867.
    II. Franklin A. b. July 11, 1868. FRANKLIN A.7 SAVERY resides and carries on business at Centre Rutland, Vt.; m. May 19, 1891, Harriet M. Gee.
    III. Martha A., b. Sept. 25, 1871.”

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