Samuel Cheney (c.1740 - 1806)

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Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Anne Arundel, Maryland
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Samuel Cheney

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND. DAR Ancestor # A021354


his father is given as Joseph and his grandfather as Richard - but with no documentation

Others are listing as brothers:

  • Richard
  • Joseph m. Elizabeth Benson

others have stated Joseph m. Elizabeth Benson as being was s/o Richard and Mary (Riddle) Cheney b. 25 May 1686 who was s/o Richard and Charity Cheney

I have not been able to do any research on him

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Smith, June A. "Chaney, Anne Arundel Co., Md.," in Linthicum Family Genealogical Data, ca.1649-ca.1950. Microfilmed 1987. FHL Collection 1320607 Item 8

Hardesty] Smith, June A. "Hardesty, Anne Arundel Co., Md.," in Linthicum Family Genealogical Data, ca.1649-ca.1950. Microfilmed 1987. FHL Collection 1320607 Item 8

[Linthicum] Smith, June A. "Linthicum, Anne Arundel Co., Md.," in Linthicum Family Genealogical Data, ca.1649-ca.1950. Microfilmed 1987. FHL Collection 1320607 Item 8

his might provide alot of inisght into this family - she is a descendant of the hardesty, cheney/chaney/Ashcraft/emery - and was a provided for oinfomation for both the Haresty manuscript and the 1982 Emery update on John Emery of Newbury, Ma.

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His family is taken from his will - which is given below - absracted out are the heirs he mentions -

  • my son Jesse Cheney,
  • Mararet Cheney,
  • Samuel Cheney and

Dennis W. Cheney dies before he arrives at the age of twenty one, his part to be divided betweem the aforesaid Jesse, Margaret, and Samuel cheney …

to my neice Mary Cheney…


three daughters viz

  • Mary Danielson, ...
  • Nancy Hardesty ...
  • Mariam Barry...

to my son Joseph Cheney…

my son Jesse Cheney…

my two sons sole executor

  • Jesse Cheney and
  • Samuel Cheney…

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His Will:

In the name of God almighty I Samuel Cheney of Anne Arundel County

planter being sick of body but of sound disposing mind memory and

understanding, considering the certainity of death and the unexpecting of the time thereof, and being diserous as to settle my worldly affairs, denote, and publish this my last will and tetament....between my son Jesse Cheney, Mararet Cheney, Samuel Cheney and Dennis W. Cheney dies before he arrives at the age of twenty one, his part to be divided betweem the aforesaid Jesse, Margaret, and Samuel Cheney to them and not their heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my neice Mary Cheney the sum of three pounds to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my three daughters viz Mary Danielson, the sum of five schillings, Nancy Hardesty the sum of five schillings and Mariam Barry the sum of five schillings to them and their heirs forever. Item to my son Joseph

Cheney I give and devise the lower part of my planation begining at a stone lying on or near the given line of a tract of land called "Littleton" laid there by W. Anderson continuing on the said line to the lower end of my corn field, fence near an old tabacco bed thence by a straight line to intersect a line of John Snowden's tract of land which line divides the two tracts to him and his heirs forever provided he pays a note of mine drawn in favour to James Mc__uden. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jesse Cheney all my wearing appearl. Item I give and devise unto my two sons Jesse Cheney

and Samuel Cheney all the remaining part of my land to be divided in such a maner that Jesse Cheney may have twenty five pounds worth in land more than Samuel Cheney to be judge of by themselves or each of their choosing a man to judge for them and their heirs forever, provided they take up the mortage of Richard Cheney other wise the said Richard Cheney to have twenty five acres of land laid off at the upper part adjoining a tract of land called "Nancy Parks", and pay unto James H. Marrion the amount of what I owe him for a piece of land I receive of him a deed for the same I give a deed for what I

exchanged with him agreeable to contract. Lastly I do here by constitute and appoint my son Jesses Cheney sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me herefore made and declaring this and none other to be my only last and will and testament. In testimony of I have set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fifth day of February 1806 Samuel Cheney was brought to probated on 4 Jul. 1806 in Anne Arundell co., Md. person providing copy did not give book and page no. Witnesses were John Iams, Richard Cheney and Joseph Cheney

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Samuel Cheney's Timeline

1740
1740
Maryland, United States
1765
1765
Age 25
Anne Arundel, Maryland
1778
1778
Age 38
1788
1788
Age 48
based on being 21 when married
1806
1806
Age 66
Anne Arundel, Maryland
1829
1829
Age 66
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