CHENEY Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsChaney, Chany, Chayneisies, Chaynie, Cheaney, Cheany, Cheeney, Cheeny, Cheiney, Cheiny, Chene, Cheney, Chenney, Cheny, Chenye, Cheyn, Cheyne, Cheyneiss, Cheyney, Cheynie, Cheyny, Chiney
Cheney: Derived from the Late Latin word "caxinus", meaning oak. The name was given to those who lived near an oak tree.
Chaney: Transformation of Chene(y) AFN
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CHENEY, Ednah Dow Littlehall
[1824-1916] – American writer, reformer, philanthropist, abolitionist
After the death of her husband when she was in her early thirties, she interested herself actively in social service and in writing. The anti-slavery cause and later the Freedman's Aid Society and woman suffrage were among her foremost interests. née LITTLEHALL, Ednah Dow
[1801-1885] – American engaver and illustrator
He was interested in drawing from an early age and learned engraving from books; his first engraving was made on a piece of copper cut from an old kettle. Koehler says of his work "... he stands at the head of the engravers of his time in this country, and shoulder to shoulder with those of Europe." Unfortunately, the demand for fine small engravings was in decline, and he produced only about a hundred plates. He continued to engrave until 1857, when the demand for his sort of work was about over.
CHENEY, Louis Richmond
[1859-?] – American silk manufacturer
He has been Colonel and Quartermaster of the State of Connecticut, Major Commanding Governor's Foot Guard, Mayor of Hartford and State Senator.
CHENEY, Seth Wells
[1810-1856] – American artist
Son of George and Electa (Woodbridge) Cheney, he was educated in the common school, and in 1829 removed to Boston, where he learned the art of engraving. In 1833 he went to Paris, where he studied under Isabey. His engravings were remarkable for their excellence. In 1840 he began to draw in crayons [charcoal pencils], being one of the earliest artists [working] in black and white in America. In 1841 he opened a studio in Boston, and devoted himself to portraiture, in which he became eminently successful, his ideal heads being still much in request by collectors. Among his sitters were Lowell, Putnam, Appleton, Bow-ditch, Mrs. Horace Gray, W. C. Bryant, Miss Appleton, and a host of other well-known people. In 1843 he went to Europe and studied for a time under Ferrero, returning to Boston in 1844. He was made an associate of the National academy of design, May 10, 1848. Mr. Cheney was twice married: September, 1847, to Emily Pitkin [a first cousin], who died May 11, 1850, and in 1853 to Ednah Dow Littlehale. Many portraits of him are extant. His memoir was published by Mrs. Cheney in 188l. He died in South Manchester, Conn., Sept. 10, 1856. BDNA
[1813-1876] – American entrepreneur in silk
With his brothers, he developed a successful silkworm nursery and cocoonery. By 1841 the raw silk boom had collapsed, and the brothers turned to manufacturing silk, apparently with imported raw silk. This venture proved more successful and Ward devoted the remainder of his life to the manufacture of silk.
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