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Ebenezer Chesebro
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1784
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1867
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA

He was 83 years old. Husband of; Anna {Griswold} Chesebro. They married in March of 1807 in Berne - New York. His family came from Lincolshire, England. In England they spell there Last Name; Cheesbrough.
Will: 20 Feb 1867 Darien, Walworth County, WI. Occupation: Farmer. 1. Ebenezer CHESEBRO, son of Christopher and Abigail (WILLIAMS) CHESEBRO, was born June 27, 1784, at Stonington, Connecticut; married Anna GRISWOLD; moved to Berne, Albany county; came early to Darien (Walworth Co, WI), with Christopher Columbus and Jabez Brooks CHESEBRO, his sons, where they bought land in sections1,11,14,15,19. One of his children, Ariadna Princess, was born or became deaf. This misfortune gave him a quickened interest in mute-instruction, and for a few years his house became a school house for her and few others like afflicted. As if for him it was a logical conclusion from his first step he moved effectively about the county and at Madison (the state capitol) to securea state school for the deaf at Delavan. Another daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Nelson Lee), made her name memorable by her service in federalmilitary hospitals. He died February 10, 1867. Mrs CHESEBRO was born May 15, 1784; died September 18, 1866. Their children were Eliza Ann (Mrs John MART IN), Jabez Brooks (married Mary SIMPSON); Edwin I. married sisters, Jane and Clara NESSLE; William D. (married Mary Jane CHASE);Mary Elizabeth; Christopher Columbus (married Maria JOHNSON); Wickham Ebenezer (married Almira J and Charlotte E WHISTON); Washington( married Caroline A HASTINGS); Aaron (married Lydia GARDINER); Abigail Isabella;Samuel (married Adelia IVES); Ariadne P., born 1829 and died April 26,1858. !Source: The History of Walworth County, Wisconsin, Volume I (1912), byAlbert Clayton Beckwith. Ebenezer and his son Jabez actually followed Christopher in the spring of 1838 settling on Sections 11 and 19 respectively. 2. EBENEZER CHESEBRO (June 27, 1784 - Feb. 10, 1866), founder of the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and Dumb, was born in Stonington, Conn. He was the eldest son of Christopher and Abigail (Williams) Chesebro. At Stonington he married Anna Griswald and afterwards moved to Bern, N. Y.(1)In 1839 he bought a farm two miles east of Darien, Wis., (2) which he worked with his sons, Christopher and Jubez. (3)His youngest child, Ariadna, had been born deaf, and in 1843 he sent her to attend the New York institute for the Deaf and Dumb, where she remained until 1848. (4) In 1850 Chesebro hired Wealthy Hawse, a graduateof the New York Institute then living at Magnolia, Wis., to tutor Ariadna and James A. Dudley, a deaf boy of the neighborhood. Miss Hawse remained at the Chesebro home for only four months; in the fall of 1851 Chesebro hired John A. Mills, a graduate of a New York Institute for the Deaf, to come to his farm and conduct a class of eight students. After four months Chesebro discontinued the class for lack of funds; he then began to consider ways for securing a school for the deaf financed by the state. (5) There had been one earlier attempt to found such an institution in Wisconsin. (6) On March 15, 1843, Increase A. Lapham (q.v.) had written to Moses M. Strong (q.v.), president of the Wisconsin Territorial Council, urging that the Council petition Congress for land grants to be used for establishing an insane asylum and schools for the deaf and blind.(7) Though the legislature submitted a petition, no action was taken by Congress. (1) Albert Clayton Beckworth, History of Walworth Co., Wis., I, 500, B.F. Bower and Co., Indianapolis, 1893. (2) Edward Allen Fay, Histories of the American School for the Deaf,1817-1893, from the section, Columbian History of the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, by Edward E. Chippenger, M. , 6, The Volta Bureau, Washington,D.C., 1893. Warren Robinson, A.M., Columbian History of the Wisconsin School for the Deaf at Delavan,3, 1893, (pamphlet). (3) History of Walworth, Co., Wis., I, 500. (4) New York Assembly Documents, 1848, XI, No. 1-54, 44Charles VanBenthuysen, public printer, Albany, 1848. New York Assembly Documents, 1849, II, No. 40-100, 46 Charles Van Benthuysen,public printer, Albany,1849. (5) History of Walworth Co., Wis. 
Family links: 
  Christopher Chesebro (1755 - 1835)
  Abigail Williams Chesebro (1758 - 1837)
  Anna "Cheesbrough" Griswold Chesebro (1784 - 1866)
  Edwin Griswold Chesebro (1812 - 1894)*
  William Denison Chesebro (1814 - 1879)*
  Mary Elizabeth Chesebro Lee (1815 - 1890)*
  Christopher C. Chesebro (1817 - 1841)*
  Wickham Ebenezer Chesebro (1818 - 1905)*
  Washington Chesebro (1820 - 1905)*
  Aaron Chesebro (1822 - 1905)*
  Isabella Abigail Chesebro (1823 - 1904)*
  Samuel F. Chesebro (1824 - 1876)*
  Ariadna Princess Chesebro (1829 - 1858)*
  Ebenezer Chesebro (1784 - 1867)
  Peleg Chesebro (1786 - 1861)*
  Mary Chesebro Gallup (1797 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Grove Cemetery
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
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Ebenezer Chesebro
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Ebenezer Chesebro
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Ebenezer Chesebro
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