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Elisha P. CHENEY
Husband:  Elisha P. CHENEY
Birth:  1810, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Elisha CHENEY
Mother:  Phoebe HENDEE
Wife:  Frances "Fanny" METCALF
Birth:  1810, MA
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in CT
born in NY:
1.  Orson CHENEY, b. 1829/30
2.  Henry CHENEY, b. 1831/2
3.  Jane CHENEY, b. 1833/4; m. Mr. RICE; issue:  Estella RICE, b. 1855/6, MI
4.  (Son A) CHENEY, b. 1830-35
5.  Ann L. CHENEY, b. 1837/8; not married as of 1880
6.  Mercy CHENEY, b. 1839/40
7.  Alphonso CHENEY, b. 1841/2

born in MI:
8.  Uz CHENEY, b. 1847/8; m. Carrie __?__

Keywords in search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticut, Michigan, New York, Vermont

Sources (n.b., in Genesee County, "Towns" are the equivalent of townships):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 12; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 NY Niagara Co. Somerset Roll M19_95 p. 344 Ln. 11 Elisha P. Cheeney 100 010 - 000 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Orson (b. 1829/30)
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Elisha P. (b. 1810)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Frances (b. 1810)
Listed next to his aunt, Abigail (CHENEY) HOLT GALUSHA, and four lines down from his uncle, Elijah CHENEY

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15-16 of 45; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 NY Genesee Co. Le Roy Twp. pp. 393-394 Ln. 9 Elisha P Cheney 030 001 - 300 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 5-9 1830-1835 = Son A
= Henry (b. 1831/2)
= Orson (b. 1829/30)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Elisha P. (b. 1810) 
3 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Mercy (b. 1839/40)
= Ann (b. 1837/8)
= Jane (b. 1833/4)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Frances (b. 1810) 
1 person employed in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 10):  Easton Twp., Ionia Co., MI, p. 181A, 280/288, enumerated 9 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Elisha Cheney 39 m Farmer 800 Vermont
Fanny    " 39 f     Mass
Orson    " 20 m Laborer   N. York
Henry    " 18 f     "
Jane     " 16 f     "
Ann      " 12 f     "
Mercy    " 10 f     "
Alphonso "  8 m     "
Uz       "  2 m     Mich

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 22):  Ionia P.O., Orleans Twp., Ionia Co., MI, p. 731, PN 213, 1638/1570, enumerated 8 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Elisha P Cheney 49 M   Farmer 3000 750 Vermont
Fanny      " 53 F         Massachusetts
Alphonso   " 18 M   "     New York
Uz         " 12 M         Michigan
Jane Rice 26 F         New York
Estella "  4 F         Michigan
Jane appears to be their widowed daughter returned home.

6.  Library of Michigan 1870 Census Index and Images (online at the Library of Michigan web site):  Ionia P.O., Orleans Twp., Ionia Co., MI, p. 605B, PN 28, 221/221, enumerated 29 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Cheeney Elisha P 59 M W Farmer 7000 1125 Vermont
_______ Fannie 65 F W Keeping house     Massachusetts
_______ Uz 22 M W Farm Laborer     Michigan
McKean William 12 M W Farm Laborer     "
______ Rhoda  7 F W       "
Grunhoe Sarah 19 F W House Keeper     Ohio

7.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):
Census Place: Orleans, Ionia, Michigan
Source: FHL Film #1254583; NARA Film #T9-0583; Pg 42C
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Elisha P. CHEENEY Self M M W 69 VT Farmer VT VT
Fanny CHEENEY Wife F M W 73 MA Keeping House CT CT
Ann L. CHEENEY Dau F S W 42 NY Seamstress VT MA
Uz CHEENEY Son M M W 32 MI Farm Laborer VT MA
Carrie CHEENEY DauL F DauL W 23 IA   NC NY
Rhoda MC CAIN GDau F S W 17 MI Housework (IN) NY
It appears Ann never married.  Carrie is apparently Uz's wife.

8.  Charles Henry Pope.  1897.  The Cheney Genealogy.  (Self-published) Barta Press, Boston, MA (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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