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Biographical Sketch and Genealogy of Edward CHENEY (1777-1812)
Source:   Charles Henry Pope.  1897.  The Cheney Genealogy. (Self-published) Barta Press, Boston (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).
118. EDWARD,6 (Edward,5 Timothy,4 John,3 Daniel,2 John,1) b. Sept. 18, 1777, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Abraham and Bethiah Gilbert, of Brandon, Vt.  He d. Aug. 22, 1812.  After his death she m. 2d Simeon Clifford.(*) 

Mr. Cheney resided at Brandon, Vt. was a deacon of the church, a man of excellent repute.


  I. GILBERT,7 b. Aug. 26, 1800, m. Deborah Spooner, b. June 15, 1798. He d. Dec. 16, 1879, and she d. June 30, 1880.  Child: Cyrus,8 b. about 1829, went to California in 1849, leaving them practically childless.  Dr. and Mrs. Kidder (IV, (1) below,) gave them generous care in their declining years.



 IV. LOIS,7 b. Jan. 22, 1813, m. 1st, March 30, 1831, Almon Torrey, b. in Sudbury, Vt., Dec. 22, 1806, d. at LeRoy, N.Y. of lung fever March 4, 1840.  Children: 

(1) Helen A. Torrey, b. March 6, 1832, m. Dr. Kidder of Brandon, Vt., Oct. 8, 1856.  She d. Aug. 18, 1891.  They were highly respected persons,

(*) They had one son, Marcus G. Clifford, b. Sept. 30, 1831, who resides at Hubbardton, Vt.  Simeon W. Clifford, a son of Mr. Simeon Clifford by his first wife, was the second husband of Lois Cheney. 

members of the Congregational church.

(2) William E. Torrey, b. May 20, 1834, grew up an industrious, patriotic young man; on the breaking out of the Rebellion he offered to enlist, but his health was so poor he failed to be accepted until in 1863 he enlisted in the 10th Cavalry; died of spotted fever in camp near Owosso, Mich. Nov. 22, 1863.

(3) Charles O. Torrey, b. July 8, 1836. He left for the West to seek his fortune at 17 years of age.  Lived 21 years in Kane co. Ill., then moved further away from his native state, to Manchester, Iowa, where his fine brick residence stands to-day. He served two years in co. F, 27th Iowa Vol. Inf.; was severely wounded at the battle of Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864. Resuming civil life gladly when "the cruel war" was over, he was in the Grain and Furniture business from Dec. 1865 till 1893.  Since that time he has taken a well-earned rest from active toil and care, except a limited amount of Insurance business.  He m. Nov. 5, 1859, Susan A. Roe.  Children:

[i] Edith M. Torrey, b. April 30, 1861, d. Aug. 11, 1860;

[ii] Clarence A. Torrey, b. Aug. 28, 1869, graduated from Cornell Univ. and is in the staff of the Library department of Chicago University;

[iii] Bertha E. Torrey, b. Nov. 22, 1872, d. June 4, 1882, a sweet, lovable child;

[iv] Elmer O. Torrey, b. Nov. 16, 1879, d. April 19, 1882.

(4) Frances E. Torrey, b. Sept. 18, 1839, m. Sept. 12, 1864, Delano F. Goodrich, of Brandon, Vt.; Children:
[i] Charles D. Goodrich, b. Sept. 7, 1866, d. of concussion of the brain from being run over, June 4, 1879,

[ii] Butler A. Goodrich, b. Nov. 24, 1868, a merchant in Brandon, Vt.,

[iii] Etta E.Goodrich, b. June 13, 1871, m. George A. Quilty of Cambridgeport, Mass.

[iiii (sic)] Grace F. Goodrich, b. Aug. 13, 1873, a type-setter on the Brandon Union,

[v] Bertha R. Goodrich, b. Oct. 13, 1875, m. Frank H. Osborn, of Peterboro Mass.

Mrs. Lois Cheney Torrey, after the death of her first husband, m. 2d, Nov. 15, 1842, at Brandon, Vt., Simeon W. Clifford being his second wife.  Children:

(1) Elhanan W. Clifford, b. Jan. 20, 1844, m. 1st Nov. 28, 1866, Ella Dunkley of Pittsford, Vt.; she d. Sept. 22, 1892; child, John VertinClifford, b. Oct. 13, 1887; he m. 2d Oct. 1, 1896, Jennie Giddings; is a manufacturer.

(2) Merritt W. Clifford, b. March 17, 1875, m. Dec. 23, 1896,Bessie Kinsman, of Rutland, Vt.; is a successful farmer at Pittsford Mills, Vt.

(3) Edward R. Clifford, who enlisted in the 10th Mich. Vol. Cavalry, And d. of chronic diarrhea, at hospital in Tennessee, Feb. 8, 1864. 

Mrs. Lois Cheney (Torrey) Clifford m. 3d April 16, 1851, Simeon Jenkins, of Pittsford, Vt. He d. in Owosso, Mich. Feb. 8, 1861. Child: Frank L. Jenkins, 
b. March 16, 1853; he is a leading merchant of Dover, Iowa, a prominent member of the M. E. church; has filled the office of mayor of the city. 

Mrs. Lois Cheney Jenkins m. 4th Feb. 22, 1866, Mr. J. C. Rich. They lived pleasantly on a little farm 1 1/2 miles out of Brandon, Vt., until his death, which occurred March 24, 1892.  The widow has now a calm, serene old age in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Goodrich, after a quadruple service of her generation, having given an immeasurable amount of loving service to her family, and communicated nobly to the life of others.

No wonder they call these "vanity" books...
Family Group Sheet of Edward CHENEY & Elizabeth GILBERT

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