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Ephraim CHENEY II
Dorcas CHENEY
Husband:  Ephraim CHENEY II
Birth:  25 May 1767, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA
Death:  17 May 1852, Papineauville, QC 
Father:  Ephraim CHENEY, Sr.
Mother:  Bathsheba SEAGER

What is the source for our subject dying in Canada?  He was still in Brandon in the 1850 census, age 84.  Well, if he went to Canada at that age, no wonder it killed him.

Marriage:  1793
Wife:  Dorcas CHENEY
Birth:  8 Jul 1773, Stow, Middlesex Co., MA
Death:  17 Aug 1821, Brandon, Rutland Co., VT
Father:  Edward C. CHENEY
Mother:  Abigail HALE
Children born in Brandon, Rutland Co., VT:
1.  Abiathar CHENEY, b. 18 Jan 1796
2.  Abigail CHENEY, b. 17 Feb 1798; d. 21 Feb 1823; m. Samuel BURNELL
3.  Ephraim CHENEY III, b. 30 May 1800
4.  Lucy CHENEY, b. 6 Jul 1802; d. 3 Mar 1886; m. 26 Oct 1824, Stephen TUCKER
5.  Mary "Polly" CHENEY, b. 18 Jul 1804; m1. Daniel SMITH; m2. Elijah DODGE; daughter Helen m. Samuel SEAGER
6.  Thomas Jefferson CHENEY, b. 1806; d. 20 Jun 1883, Ft. Scott, KY; m. 6 Sep 1821, Huldah BURNELL, d/o Dea. Samuel BURNELL
7.  (Daughter A) CHENEY, b. 1800-1810
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Timeline
Year Location Event
1767 MA: Suffolk Co.: Roxbury birth of Ephraim CHENEY
1773 MA: Middlesex Co.: Stow birth of Dorcas CHENEY
1793   marriage of Ephraim CHENEY & Dorcas CHENEY
1796   birth of son, Abiathar
1798   birth of daughter, Abigail
1800 Census VT: Rutland Co.: Brandon Ephraim CHENA, head-of-household
1800   birth of son, Ephraim III
1802   birth of daughter, Lucy
1804   birth of daughter, Polly
1806   birth of son, Thomas Jefferson
1810 Census VT: Rutland Co.: Brandon Ephraim CHENEY, head-of-household
1820 Census VT: Rutland Co.: Brandon Ephraim CHENY, head-of-household
1821   death of Dorcas (CHENEY) CHENEY
1821   marriage of son, Thomas, to Huldah BURNELL
1823   death of daughter, Abigail (CHENEY) BURNELL
1824   marriage of daughter Lucy, to Stephen TUCKER
1830 Census VT: Rutland Co.: Brandon Ephraim CHEENEY/CHANEY, head-of-household
1840 Census VT: Rutland Co.: Brandon Ephram CHENEY, head-of-household 
1850 Census VT: Rutland Co.: Brandon Ephraim CHENEY, living w/son, Abiathar
1852   death of Ephraim CHENEY

Sources: 

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1800 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the genders are switched on the numerical data):
1800 Chena, Ephraim VT Rutland Co. Brandon 10010-2001000
These data should read:
20010-10010-00
 which indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Ephraim Jr. (b. 1800)
= Abiathar (b. 1796)
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Ephraim (b. 1767)
1 female 9 or under 1790-1800 = Abigail (b. 1798)
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Dorcas (b. 1773)

3.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 VT Rutland Co. Brandon Roll M252_65 p. 164/365 Ln. 16 Ephraim Cheney 12010-31010-0-9-1-1-1-20-30-13
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = Thomas (b. 1806) 
2 males 10-15 1794-1800 = Ephraim Jr. (b. 1800)
= Abiathar (b. 1796)
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = Ephraim (b. 1767) 
3 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Daughter A
= Mary (b. 1804)
= Lucy (b. 1802)
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Abigail (b. 1798)
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Dorcas (b. 1773)
0 Slaves/Blacks
9 Number of the Whole
1 Linnen Wheels
1 Spinning Wheels
1 Looms
20 Yards of Woolen Cloth
30 Yards of Linnen Cloth
13 Sheep

4.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 8 indexed "Cherry"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 VT Rutland Co. Brandon Roll M33_126 p. 172B Ln. 6 Ephraim Cheny 010010-00201-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Thomas (b. 1806)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 =
0 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Ephraim (b. 1767)
2 females 16-25 1794-1804 = Polly (b. 1804)
= Lucy (b. 1802)
= Abigail (b. 1798)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Dorcas (b. 1773)
1 person engaged in agriculture
I don't like calling on enumerator error to make a record fit, but surely this is our subject.  Ephraim has to be in the wrong age class, which is not such an unusual mistake, and perhaps one of the girls is "working out."

5.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 26 indexed "Chaney"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 VT Rutland Co. Brandon Roll 188 p. 193 Ln. 26 Ephraim Cheeney 200 001 001 - 130 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Abiathar (b. 1796)
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = Ephraim (b. 1767)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Arabelle (b. 1826/7)
3 females 5-9 1820-1825
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Mercy (b. 1794) 
Ephraim's eldest son and his family appear to be living with him.  Listed 21 lines below Gilbert CHENEY.

6.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7-8 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VT Rutland Co. Brandon Roll 545 pp. 203B-204A Ln. 2 Ephram CHENEY 000 000 000 100 - 000 000 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 70-79 1760-1770 = Ephraim (b. 1767) 
1 female 60-69 1770-1780 = wife? housekeeper?
1 person employed in agriculture
Did Ephraim remarry?  Listed one line above Abeul? CHENEY (probably Abiathar), who is nine lines above Gilbert CHEENEY, who is five lines above Jonas W. CHEENY.

7.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #23 of 68):  Brandon, Rutland Co., VT, Roll M432_927, p. 90A, 1156/1300, enumerated 9 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Abeatha Cheney 54 M   Farmer 1000 Vt
Mercy      " 56 F       "
Arabelle   " 23 F       "
Hannibal   " 17 M   Laborer   "
Joel       " 15 M   "   "
Dorcas     " 12 F       "
Ephraim    " 84 M   Farmer   Mass

8.  From the Lineage Books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 23 (online at Ancestry.com). Entry on Ephraim CHENEY

9.  Charles Henry Pope.  1897.  The Cheney Genealogy. (Self-published) Barta Press, Boston (online at GenealogyLibrary.com). Excerpt on Ephraim CHENEY

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