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Capt Ephraim Chenery
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1735
Medfield
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1816
Medfield
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

S/o Ephriam Chenery and Hannah Smith. Married Dinah Hammant, May 22, 1766 in Medfield, MA. They had 9 children.

William S. Tilden, History of the Town Of Medfield Massachusetts - 1650-1886 (Boston; Geo. H. Ellis, Publisher, 141 Franklin Street. 1887 Third Reprinting - 1991), 340. "#13. Ephraim left the old homestead to his brother Simeon, and in 1765 bought the grist mill on Philip Street, and other lands in that neighborhood, the estate of Ephriam Cheney, deceased. He was a prominient man in the town during the Revolutionary times; held the office of selectman in 1771, 1772, 1773, and 1779. Dec. 10, 1775, he was commissioned as captain and raised a company here for the temporary re-enforcement of the American army. Before this, at the Bunker Hill alarm, he was ploughing out a field of corn for hoeing. He left the plough in the field, and started with the company. His wife and two little boys finished hoeing the corn. He did not go to Bunker Hill, but served awhile at Dorchester Heights. He was representative to the General Court in 1805-6. He married in 1766 Dinah Hamant (22), who died in 1813. He died in 1816."

Catalog of Graves in the Old Section of Vine Lake Cemetery - Medfield, MA (Compiled in 1976), 6. Grave #237, Chenery, Ephraim (Capt.), age at death - 82 yrs., date of death - Jun. 18, 1816. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ephraim Chenery (1710 - 1775)
  Hannah Smith Chenery (1715 - 1764)
 
 Spouse:
  Dinah Hamant Chenery (1739 - 1813)
 
 Children:
  Oliver Chenery (1766 - 1832)*
  Lambert Chenery (1768 - 1832)*
  Damaris Chenery Harding (1770 - 1849)*
  Benjamin Chenery (1772 - 1837)*
  Synthe Chenery (1774 - 1776)*
  Seth Chenery (1783 - 1862)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ephraim Chenery (1735 - 1816)
  Taphath Chenery (1736 - 1793)*
  Maria Chenery Morse (1738 - 1812)*
  Elihu Chenery (1739 - 1807)*
  Hannah Chenery (1741 - 1819)*
  Abigail Chenery Adams (1747 - 1824)*
  Simeon Chenery (1755 - 1831)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Vine Lake Cemetery
Medfield
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Grave #237
 
Maintained by: Trisha
Originally Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: May 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90969133
Capt Ephraim Chenery
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Patriot of the Col. Timothy Bigelow DAR Chapter member, Worcester, MA
- Merry Hill
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015

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 Added: Feb. 10, 2013
 
 
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