Captain Henry Allen Cheever

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Henry Allen Cheever

Birthplace: Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in San Francisco, San Francisco , California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Cheever and Fanny Cheever
Husband of Frances Roxana (Ritter) Cheever
Father of Elizabeth Wood Cheever; Alice Bradley Bowman; Fanny Allen Wright and Carrie Butler Hobson
Half brother of Samuel Cheever; Elizabeth Allen Morrison; William Hassam Cheever; Priscilla Crafts Hutchins; Charles Augustus Cheever and 2 others

Occupation: Master Mariner
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About Captain Henry Allen Cheever

Title The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 33 Contributor New England Historic Genealogical Society Publisher New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1879

14. Henry A.8 (Samuel? Ezekiel? Ames? Samuel? Ezekiel1), master mariner; b. in Manchester, Mass., June 27, 1816; m. in Bradford, Mass., Dec. 12, 1839, Frances R. Goodrich of Ipswich, and d. in San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 18, 1873. Children:

i. Elizabeth Wood,b. in Westminster, Vt., Oct. 31, 1840.

ii. Alice Bradley, b. in Bradford, Mass., Sept. 8, 1845; m. in San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 4, 1868, Arthur Wellington Bowman.

iii. Fanny Allen, b. in Bradford, Mass., June 19. 1850 ; m. in San Francisco, Cal , Oct. 16, 1873. Horatio Nelson Wright.

iv. Carrie Butler, b. in San Francisco, Cal., June 28, 1854.

Cheever Genealogy

Provenance: This table descended in the family of Ezekiel Cheever. Born in 1614, he immigrated to Boston in 1637 to teach in Ipswich and New Haven. He later became famous as the headmaster of the Boston Latin School. Cotton Mather gave his funeral oration in 1708. His descendants lived in Marblehead and Manchester, Massachusetts for the next five generations. On September 3, 1815 his great, great grandson Samuel Cheever, married twenty one year old Fanny Allen (1794-1819), of Manchester. Fanny’s great, great grandfather had been among the founders of Manchester and her father, Captain John Allen (1757-1822), was a prosperous sea captain, as were her three older brothers, John, James and Samuel. (Captain Allen’s house, still standing today in Manchester, is one of the only brick houses of the period there. Local histories indicate that the brick was imported by him from England, as domestic brick was not to his taste.) The joining of these venerable and wealthy families may be the occasion for a gift to the couple of this card table.

Their son, Captain Henry Allen Cheever, born 1816 in Manchester, Massachusetts, married Frances Roxanna Goodrich (b. 1819, Ipswich, Ma.) of Westminster, Vermont. He was a master mariner, and in 1851 they moved to San Francisco where they resided at 26 Essex Street in the “Octagon House” that was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. In 1873 in San Francisco, their daughter Frances (Fanny) Allen Cheever married Horatio Nelson Wright, whose family descended from that of John Tenant Wright, a sea captain from Throggs Neck, New York. Their son, Allen Cheever Wright (1875-1913), married Marie Ann Kaiser (1873-1961), and they lived in San Francisco and Berkley. Their daughter, Frances Wright Runnels of Portland, Oregon inherited the table. While it is not known where the table entered the family, present family information indicates that it has been passed down, in this line, from generation to generation.


"CHEEVER--In this city [San Francisco], August 18, Captain Henry A. CHEEVER, a native of Manchester, Mass., aged 57 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 26 Essex street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 Aug 1873.

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Captain Henry Allen Cheever's Timeline

June 27, 1816
Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
December 12, 1839
Age 23
Bradford, MA
October 31, 1840
Age 24
Westminster, VT, USA
September 8, 1845
Age 29
Bradford, MA
June 19, 1850
Age 33
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
June 28, 1854
Age 38
San Francisco, CA, USA
Age 53
CA, San Francisco, San Francisco, Pct 2
August 18, 1873
Age 57
San Francisco, San Francisco , California, United States