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Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chaney
My 2nd great grandfather, Alexander Chaney, came to Meigs Co., OH from Bedford Co., PA around 1820. I've tried unsuccessfully for more than 20 years to connect him to one of the Chaney families who lived in Bedford Co. during that time. There are 6 Chaney males named in the History of Bedford County who lived in Broad Top Township. They are Edward, Gabriel, John, Lewis, Greenberry, and Zachariah. I need help to determine how these men are related to each other. Any information will be much appreciated.

Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 5:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chaney
Hi, I think we have either exchanged Chaney info or I saw your postings. I've also tried to connect my 2nd great grandfather, John L. Chaney, to the ones in Ohio and Bedford Co., Pa. for a few years and keep hitting that brick wall. I find it interesting that your 2nd great grandfather was Alexander. John L. named his youngest son Alexander. He was born Feb. 10, 1868,in Pa. probably in Armstrong Co. and died April 4, 1887 Pa. He is buried in the Tidal Cemetery, Armstrong Co.,Pa. I don't know the cause of his death.

John L. was b. 1827 Bedford Co. and told his family he was from Broad Top. His father was Richard Chaney who died, I feel, before the 1840 census was taken. By the 1850 census, John L. is living in Armstrong Co., Pa. a single man.

I believe Edward Chaney is the one who moved to Ohio with his family. I don't know about the others. I have collected info from Ancestry, census, newspaper articles, on the ones who continued to stay in Bedford and Huntingdon Co. in hopes one would mention my line in Armstrong Co. but so far no luck.

I'm willing to share the info I've collected.

Lona

Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lona. Thanks for replying. I know that Gabriel Chaney left Bedford before 1809 when he is listed as landowner in Highland Co., OH. He also served in the War of 1812 from Highland Co. I don't know what happened to the other 5 Chaney men who are listed in the History of Bedford Co. or how they are related to one another.
I've seen your John L. Chaney listed as John Lewis and a few researchers have tried to make a connection to Lewis Chaney of Broad Top. I don't know what that's based on or if it's accurate or not.
My Alexander Chaney was born in 1789 and the few records I've found for him always list his birth state as PA. There is an Alexander Chaney on the 1820 census there and my family has assumed this is our ancestor, but I don't have any proof. His wife was Margery (Marjorie) Donaldson and she was born in MD. These two people almost certainly are kin to the other Chaneys and Donaldsons who lived in Hopewell and Broad Top Townships, but in nearly 25 years of searching I've not been able to turn up a single clue to connect them to parents or siblings!

Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 9:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chaney, Evans
Here are some of my notes. I hope you can make it out as I notice when I preview it all goes together. I will be going out of town soon so if I don't get back with you, you will know why.

1790 Census Bedford Co., Pa. img. 8
Charles Chany 1 m of 16 & up, 3 m u 16, 2 f (Charles b. abt. 1750, son’s b. abt. 1778-12, 1777-13, 1775-15

1790 Census Bedford Co., Pa. img. 8
Edward Chany 3 m of 16 & up, 6 m u 16, 4 f (these 4 persons are living next door to each other)
William Iams 1 m of 16 & up, 3 m u 16, 2 f, 2 other free persons
Gabril Chaney 1 m of 16 & up, 1 m u 16, 2 f
Jeremiah Duval 1 m of 16 & up, 2 m u 16, 4 f, 1 other free person1800 Census Hopewell, Woodberry, Bedford, Pa. img. 1 (all living next door to each other)

1800 Census Hopewell, Woodberry, Bedford, Pa. img. 1 (all living next door to each other)
Zachariah Chaney 1 m 16-25, 1 m 45 & 1 f 16-26, 1 f 45 o
Gabriel Chaney 2 m u 10, 1 m 10-15, 1 m 45, 3 f u 10 1 f 26-44
John Chaney 2 m u 10, 1 m 10-15, 1 m 16-25, 1 m 26-44, 2 f u 10, 1 f 10-15, 1 f 16-25, 1 f 26-44
Evan Chaney 1 m u 10, 1 m 16-25, 1 f u 10, 1 f 26-44
Lewis Chaney 3 m 16-25, 1 m 26-44, 1 f 16-25

Greenberry Chaney and Elizabeth were parents of Rev. Edward Chaney b. 1745 Md. d. Jan 1813 Ohio m. Dorcas Evans b. 1745 Md. d. 1822 Highland, Ohio. Their children were: Lewis, Evan, Joseph, Edward, Ben, Thomas, Prisilla, Dorcus, Nancy or Charity.

Edward and Gilbert Chaney were brothers. Their sister, Nellie, married Jermia Duval (not the Dufal that brought the families to Pa. from Md.)

I do feel that John L.'s middle name was Lewis. One of his great grandsons also has the middle name of Lewis.

Lona



Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 9:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, it didn't go together. :) Lona

Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 11:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Apr 2012 11:45PM GMT
Surnames: Chaney, Ricketts
I found Gilbert Chainey in Huntingdon Co., PA in 1790. On the same page are listed Isia Chainey and also Edward, Reason, and Chainey Ricketts.

Isia Chainey in 1790 census contained 1 male under 16, 2 males over 16, and 3 females.

I am trying to figure out Isia's family and whether he is the same Isaiah Chaney listed as the bondsman for Suzannah Chaney and Thomas Beatty in 1804 in Mason Co., KY.

Besides Suzannah Chaney's marriage in Mason Co., KY, there are Edward Chaney in 1803, Betsy Chaney in 1807 and James Chaney in 1807 plus a Nancy Chaney in 1814. (Edward & James are strongly connected - brothers. Edward's marriage bondsman was a William Ricketts - related to Isia's neighbors?)

Some people have this James Chaney of Mason Co., KY being the son of Edward Chaney and an Elander BUT I haven't found any appropriate Edward - Rev Edward Chaney seems out of the question.

Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 18 May 2012 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chaney, Silkmitter, Rickets, Decker, Horning, Bass
Hi, Sorry I'm just getting back with you. Yes, I also found Gilbert Chaney in Huntingdon Co., Pa. Here is something I've put together.

Huntingdon Co. was established Sept 20, 1787 from Bedford Co., Pa.

1786 History of Huntingdon Co, Pa. - Gilbert Chaney

1788 Barree and Miller Twp., Huntingdon Co, Pa.
Gilbert China (for Manor) 125 acres, warranted land, 2 horses, 2 horned cattle
Isaiah China (for Manor) 125 acres, land held by location or orders of survey, warranted land, 1 horse, 1 horned cattle
Edward China 1 horse, 1 horned cattle

Manor
Lot 3 – Gilbert and Edward Chaney 212 acres 20 perches
Lot 8 - Chain and Edward Rickets 284 acres 50 perches
Stockade was built at Manor Hill on one of the Rickets farms. It was occupied on several of Indian alarms in one of which it is said occurred the birth of Jacob Chaney

1790 Census Huntingdon Co., Pa. (not Twp.) img. 10
Richard Chaney (family numbers not listed in Ancestry)
Richard Chaney 1 m 16 up, 1 f (1790 Pa. census book pg. 125)
Gilbert Chainey 1 m 16 up, 2 m u 16, 6 f (1790 Pa. census book pg. 125)
Isia Chainey (1790 Pa. census book pg. 125)
Zacheria Chania 1 m 16 up, 2 f (1790 Pa. census book pg. 124)

1793 Tax List Barree Twp. Huntingdon Co. (PaGenWeb)
Isiah Cheany 90 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow

Penn Archives 3rd Series-XXV-Pg. 491 Huntingdon Co., Pa.
Zacharial Chaney – March 22, 1794 Survey – 400 acres
Zacharial Chaney – January 2, 1795 Survey – 300 acres

1800 Census Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa.
Gilbert Chaney 2 m to 10, 2 m to 26, 1 m over 45, 2 f to 10, 2 f to 16, 2 f to 26, 1 f over 45

Huntingdon Co. Wills Vol. III
Cheny, Gilbert – Letters of adm. Granted to Martha Cheny and John Cheny, March 30, 1808 Pg.31

Huntingdon Co., Pa. 1812 Twp. Contained the following taxable
Martha Chaney 153 acres owned village lots

Single Men
James Chaney, John Chaney

Road Supervisors
John Chaney 1848, Andrew Chaney 1867, A. Chaney 1872

Auditors
Gilbert Chaney 1840

1830 Census Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. ,img 19
Gilbert Chaney 1 m 5-9, 1 m 30-39, 1 f 5-9, 1 f 20-29
James Chaney 1 m 10-15, 1 f 10-15 (wonder if they should be in the 16-25 box)

1850 Census Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. Sept. 31, 1850 img. 2
9-9 John Chaney 66 b. abt. 1784 Farmer Pa. d. Sept. 27, 1855 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 71-6-21 Sect. A. Row 12 Grave 4 (Find-A-Grave)
Anna Chaney 49 b. abt. 1801 Pa. d. Jan 23, 1877 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 75-11-1 w/o John Sect. A. Row 12 Grave 5 Listed as Annie Chaney (Find-A-Grave)
Martha Chaney 27 b. abt. 1823 Pa.
Mary Chaney 24 b. abt. 1826 Pa.
Alfred Chaney 21 b. abt. 1829 Farmer Pa.
Brison Chaney 16 b. abt. 1834 Farmer Pa.
Miller Chaney 11 b. abt. 1839 Pa. d. Oct. 3, 1862 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 23-11-2 Cpl Co. C 49th Reg. P.V. Sect. A. Row 12 Grave 6 Listed as John M. Chaney (Find-A-Grave)
Shadrack J.Chaney b. abt. 1843 Pa. d. Sept. 27, 1842 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 1-8-15 s/o J & A Sect. A. Row 12 Grave 3 (Find-A-Grave)
Williamina Silkmitter 2 b. abt. 1848 Pa.

1850 Census Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. Oct 2, 1850 img. 9
59- 61 Gilbert Chaney 58 b. abt. 1802 Blacksmith Pa. d. Mar 26, 1874 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 82-5-5 Sect. A. Row 8 Grave 30 (Find-A-Grave) (Daily News Huntingdon, Pa. Feb. 11, 1928 img. 4 – Reprinted from files of Fifty Years Ago – April 1874 – Deaths – In Barree township on March 29th Gilbert Chaney, Esq. aged 86 years.)
Hannah Chaney 48 b. abt. 1802 Pa. d. Dec 26, 1864 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 69-5-4 w/o Gilbert Sect. A. Row 8 Grave 31 (Find-A-Grave)
Sarah Chaney 21 b. abt. 1829 Pa.
Alex Chaney 20 b. abt. 1830 Laborer Pa.
Martha Chaney 16 b. abt. 1834 Pa.
Eliza Chaney 14 b. abt. 1836 Pa.
Mary Chaney 12 b. abt. 1838 Pa.
Benj. Chaney 10 b. abt. 1840 Pa. d.Apr. 18, 1863 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 22-11-18 Co C 49th Reg P.V.I. Sect. A. Row 8 Grave28 Listed as Benjamin Chaney (Find-A-Grave)
Hannah Chaney 7 b. abt. 1843 Pa. d. Mar. 6, 1872 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 21-8-9 d/o G & Hannah Sect. A. Row 8 Grave 29 (Find-A-Grave)

1860 Census Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. img 11
79 79 Gilbert Chaney 68 b. abt. 1792 Justice Peace 1000 200 Pa.
Hannah Chaney 57 b. abt. 1803 House Keeper Pa.
Hannah Chaney 16 b. abt. 1844 d. March 6, 1872 (Find-A-Grave) Pa.
1870 Census Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. img 32
254 246 Gilbert Chaney 76 Retired Blacksmith Pa.
Hannah Chaney 67 Pa.
Alama F. Decker 9 b. abt. 1861 Pa.

1850 Census Barree Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. Oct 2, 1850 img. 10
67 69 John C. Horning 23 b. abt. 1827 Farmer Pa.
Sarah Horning 21 b. abt. 1829 Pa.
Francis Horning 1 b. abt. 1849 Pa.
68 70 John Horning 61 b. abt. 1789 Pa.
Nancy Horning 63 b. abt. 1787 Pa.
Wesley Horning 13 b. abt. 1837 Pa.
69 71 James Horning 26 b. abt. 1824 Farmer Pa.
Nancy Horning 21 b. abt. 1829 Pa.
Anna Horning 2 b. abt. 1848 Pa.
Sarah Horning 2/12 b. abt. 1850 Pa.
Milton H. Horning b. abt. 1854 Pa. d. Jan. 28, 1858 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 4-9-28 s/o James & Nancy Sect. A. Row 5 Grave 30 (Find-A-Grave)
Margaret J. Horning b. abt. 1856 Pa. d. Feb.17, 1857 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 7m-13d d/o James & Nancy Sect. A. Row 5 Grave 30 (Find-A-Grave)
70-72 James Chaney 70 b. abt. 1870 Farmer Pa.
Ellonor Chaney 60 b. abt. 1790 Pa.
Martha Bass 24 b. abt. 1826 Pa.
71-73 Shadrack Chaney 30 b. abt. 1820 Carpenter Pa. d. May 23, 1886 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: 67-3-1 Sect. B. Row 10 Grave 10 (Find-A-Grave)
Anna Chaney 35 b. abt. 1815 Pa. b.May 24, 1814 d. Aug 1, 1907 bu. Manor Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Manor Hill, Huntingdon, Pa. Note: w/o Shadrack Sect. B. Row 10 Grave 11 (Find-A-Grave)
Nancy Chaney 8 b. abt. 1842 Pa. m. 1st. James A. Davidson who d. abt. 1874 m. 2nd Jacob. L. Hill a widower March 27, 1888 Huntingdon, Pa. Her children: William A. Davidson b. abt. 1861 m. Jan. 1, 1906 Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pa. Annie K. Rhoades b. abt. 1867 daughter of Jno & Lillie Rhoades, Carrie R. Davidson b. abt. 1866 1st m. July 17, 1890 Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pa. J. Wilson Orr b. abt. 1867 d. Oct. 1910 son of John W. and Mary G. Orr, on May 8, 1913 Carlisle, Cumberland Co., Pa. married her 2nd husband, George F. Yeingst, a widower since Apr. 1901, b. Dickinson Twp. and son of Wm. Yeingst and Maria (LDS Pa. Co. Marriages 1885-1950)
Abrigal Chaney 4 b. abt. 1846 Pa.
Arsula Chaney 2 b. abt. 1848 Pa. Female
James Chaney 6/12 b. abt. 1850 Pa.

Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 23 May 2012 7:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chaney, Cheney
Wow. That is really good research.

As I mentioned, I am not certain that I connect up with this family or how. I hope I do but so far not anything to really document the relationship. I pick up my Chaney/Cheney's in Mason Co., Kentucky. But with the added information:

1) James Chaney/Cheney listed listed in the 1850 & 1860 census at being born in Pennsylvania in 1785

2) James has a brother Edward - probably older who had a bondsman of William Ricketts. Both James & Edward had dealing with Drake's & Boyd's - surnames also found in Huntingdon Co., PA.

3) ISAIAH Chaney is listed as a bondsman in Mason Co. KY in 1803 and ISAIAH Chiney is listed in the 1810 census there. Is there any possibility that Isaiah & family left for Kentucky after 1793?

There is an Ezekiel Chiney also enumerated in Mason Co.,KY in 1810 (since the census for Mason Co. was surname sorted, don't know if Isaiah & Ezekiel Chiney were neighbors - not Ezekiel looks like possibly young enough to just have married.)

James & Edward were in the 1810 Lewis Co., KY census. James was in the 1820 census but haven't located Edward - son John was born in KY but a couple daughters were listed as being born in Ohio with younger sons being born in Indiana and Illinois and Edward died before the 1850 census.

I did find an Edward Cheney in Greene Co., OH for 1820 and living two doors down from a Thomas Cheney.

I also found in 1820 census, some Chaney/Cheney/Chenney/.. in Champagne Co., OH - some of that county's history mentioned that these people came from Virginia? One was an Isaiah listed. (There was a family Cherry that was also possibly indexed as Chenny.)

Re: Chaneys in Bedford County, PA

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
My ancestor, Ann Cheney Dawson, was born in KY and her father was Isaiah Cheney or Chaney. Her mother was Constance. Before 1814 the family came to Champaign or Clark County, OH. I suspect this Isaiah is the same one who had a marriage later in life with Jane Corbus and had two sons: Theodrick Spain Cheney and Isaiah Cheney (latter fought in Mex. and Civil Wars). Has anyone heard of a Constance marrying an Isaiah Cheney or Chaney, and has anyone connected "my" Isaiah with the Bedford/Huntingdon County PA Chaneys?
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