Edwin Chauncey, owned the village carriage shop where fine carriages
were built. The gold leaf which was melted down for the fancy
scroll decorations was kept between the pages of book
which the children never touched. His daughter Laura used to ride with her
father when he started out with four or five new carriages fastened
together for delivery to neighboring towns.
Mr. Chauncey also owned the village hearse. Four large black plumes were placed in the comer
posts for an adult funeral and four white plumes for that of a child.
Edwin was originally buried Old Episcopal Church Cemetery in Portlandville. In November 1957
the plot of 7 graves was removed to make way for a new road to straighten
the big curve in that village. 5 Chauncey family graves were moved to a new plot in the cemetery at HARTWICK SEMINARY, NY.
Christiana Peck Chauncey
1826–1900 (m. 1849)