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 pt 1 (real property)
edward cheney probate pt 2 (widow’s dower)