John Chaney

John Chaney

Birth
Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 10 Apr 1881 (aged 91)
Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 12718030 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He moved to Bloom Township, Ohio, in 1810 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was justice of the peace, (1821, 24, 27) trustee of Bloom Township for twenty-three years and served as a Colonel in the Ohio State Militia. In addition, he was a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives, (1828-30) and a associate judge of Fairfield County in 1831. In 1833, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, serving until 1839. After his term, he was again a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1842, served in the Ohio State Senate, (1844-45) and a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1855. He also was the great-grandfather of actor Lon Chaney and the great-great-grandfather of actor Lon Chaney Jr.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12718030
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Chaney (12 Jan 1790–10 Apr 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12718030, citing Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .