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King Solomon Chancey
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1863
Georgia, USA
Death: May 13, 1892
Texas, USA

King Solomon Chancey was born during the Civil War in Early county, Georgia. The story goes that his 14 year old mother, Nanny Chancey, fell in love with a man beneath her station, as a planter's daughter, that she ran away to marry this man (possibly horse groomer or sharecropper), and her father (the sheriff of the county) went after her and brought her back. There is another story that Soloman's father was related but neither story is substantiated.

King Soloman Chancey was shot while plowing a field, a person was convicted of his death. King Solomon died before his only child was born & her mother married Judge John Hill. John Hill raised Grandma Artie King Smith as his own, and was the only father she knew.

King's grandfather (Solomon Chancey) died when he was two years old. Jimmy Swan was the Irish immigrant his mother married after coming to Texas.

Wedding certificate from Angelina County for Mr. King Chancy and Miss Susanah Jordan in Homer, Texas (county seat at that time) June 30, 1891. Wedding was July 1, 1891 and performed by Justice of the Peace of Angelina county, R. Birdsong. This certificate is in Lufkin Public Library in the Chancy genealogy file. William Bonney (my uncle) placed it in library). 
Family links: 
  Nancy Chancey Swan (1848 - 1934)
  Susanna M. Jordan Hill (1857 - 1936)*
  Artie King Chancey Smith (1892 - 1980)*
  King Solomon Chancey (1863 - 1892)
  Charley William Swan (1876 - 1934)*
  Deborah A. Swan Melvin (1879 - 1963)*
  James C Swann (1882 - 1966)*
  Spencer D Swan (1884 - 1974)*
  Edna Earl Swan Hill (1891 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
BORN JUL. 9, 1863
DIED MAY 13, 1892
God in his wisdom
Hath *
The boon his love
Has given,
And though the body
Moulders here
The soul is saved
In Heaven.
Note: Marker was broken and mended. Unreadable word is probably "recalled."
Bodan Cemetery
Angelina County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Bonnie Ann Smith
Originally Created by: JME
Record added: Nov 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16716198
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