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Nelson Cheney

Birth
Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont, USA
Death 20 Dec 1881 (aged 48)
Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont, USA
Burial Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 185902270 View Source
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Nelson was the son of Henry Cheney and Patience Fuller.

On Dec 9, 1861 in Lunenburg, VT he enlisted to serve in the Civil War, along with several of his brothers and cousins. He was a Private and Lunenburg was credited with his enlistment.

On Feb 18, 1862 he was mustered in to Company K, Vermont 8th Infantry Regiment. On Sep 4, 1862 in Vicksburg Nelson and his brother Charles were taken as prisoners along with others. They were paroled on Nov 13, 1862. He mustered out on June 22, 1864.

On Feb 1, 1867 in Lancaster, NH he married Cordelia Gracia (Lane) Carbee/Carby, daughter of Luther Lester Lane and Betsey Gracia Snow, and widow of Charles Carbee/Carby.

I can't find that they had any children but it is possible. The 1900 census said she had 5 children of which only 2 were living. That would have been two of her Carbee/Carby children.

I can't find Nelson in 1870, but Cordelia was a domestic servant in the Ezra Pierce household. In 1880 Nelson was away working in boot factory in Medway, MA and Cordelia was living in Lunenburg along with her son Elbridge Charles Carbee/Carby.

Nelson's probate had a $22 fee for grave stones, so there was a headstone at one time. One of the petitions was signed by Charles Cheney and Elbridge Carby. I believe that Charles was Nelson's brother.

There was also a $.50 fee to the clerk of Lancaster, NH for a marriage certificate. This helped me to finally find their marriage record.

Age: 48yrs 9mos

Cause of Death: Heart Disease


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