|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1847|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1943|
Oscar Franklin Cheaney was born to John and Martha Chaney in Paris, Monroe County, Missouri on March 13, 1847. He married his wife Margaret sometime between 1865 and the census of 1870. Private Cheaney passed away, at the age of 95, from the effects of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) at the Confederate Soldiers' Home in Higginsville, Missouri where he had been a resident for 21 years. Private Cheaney was buried the next day, March 14, 1943, in the Confederate Memorial Cemetery.
On the 1860 census, August 15, Oscar is recorded as A. F. Chaney. He and his family resided in Jackson, Monroe County, Missouri, although the post office is recorded as Paris, more than 200 miles away. Family members are listed as John Chaney 37, Martha Chaney 36, James Chaney 14, A. F. Chaney 13, Margaret Chaney 8, and Robert Chaney 3. Although relationships to the head of household were not recorded, it is likely that they are his parents, brothers and sisters.
On the 1870 census, August 6, Oscar F. Cheaney 23 and his wife Margaret 19 resided in Jackson, Monroe County, Missouri, Post office Paris, Missouri.
On June 5, 1900 Oscar Chaney was a resident of Miller, Missouri in Dallas County. He was a widower who lived alone.
In 1910, Oscar F. Cheaney resided in Carter, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, about 9 miles southeast of Portales.
On April 21, 1930, Private Cheaney was recorded as a resident of Confederate Soldiers Home and Hospital of Missouri in Dover, Lafayette County, Missouri.
During the American Civil War, Private Cheaney proudly served the Confederate States of America as a member of Co. A., Perkins' Battalion, Missouri Infantry. At the age of 17, he enlisted in July, 1864 in Monroe County, Missouri. He was paroled with his unit at Alexandria, Louisiana on June 7, 1865.
REF: "Registered Record Ex-Confederate 1913" on file Adjutant General Office in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Perkins' Battalion was begun as a cavalry unit. Captain Caleb Perkins recruited men mainly in the area north of the Missouri river. Perkins' Battalion was later assigned to Colonel Charles. H. Tyler's Brigade of Missouri recruits. Lt. Colonel Caleb Perkins was 1st Commander, followed by Lt. Colonel Quinton Peacher. The unit accompanied General Sterling Price on his 1864 Missouri raid. In December, the unit was dismounted and used as infantry. In April 1865 it was assigned to Mitchell's Infantry Brigade, Parson's Division.
Perkins' battalion was paroled June 7th at Alexandria, Louisiana. No muster rolls are known to exist. The only roster available is compiled from POW records.
Buried: Confederate Soldiers' Home Cemetery; Confederate Memorial State Park, Higginsville, Missouri Grave #8 Row C. REF: Register of Graves Confederate Soldiers' Home Cemetery July 11, 1986.
Missouri Soldiers (1861 - 1865) War Between the States
Cheany, Oscar F. (Buffalo) Pvt.
Co. "A" Perkins Mo. Vol. Inf.
Plot: Grave #8, Row C
Maintained by: Cathey & Karla
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jul 23, 2005
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