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Gov. Person C Cheney was born 23 February 1828 in Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire to Moses Cheney (1793-1875) and Abigail Morrison (1793-1881) and died 19 June 1901 in Dover, Stafford County, New Hampshire of unspecified causes. He married S Anna Moore (1830-1858) 22 May 1850 in Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He married Sarah White (1828-1901) 29 June 1859 in Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.


Person C. Cheney was a paper manufacturer, abolitionist and Republican politician from Manchester, New Hampshire. He was the 35th Governor of New Hampshire and later represented the state in the United States Senate.

Biography Edit

A Senator from New Hampshire; born in Holderness (now Ashland), N.H., February 25, 1828; attended academies in Peterborough and Hancock, N.H., and in Parsonfield, Maine; engaged in the manufacture of paper in Peterborough until 1866; member, State house of representatives 1854; during the Civil War was first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster in the Thirteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry 1862-1863; State railroad commissioner 1864-1867; moved to Manchester, N.H., in 1867 and engaged in business as a dealer in paper stock and continued the manufacture of paper at Goffstown, N.H.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected mayor of Manchester in 1871; Governor of New Hampshire 1875-1877; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Austin F. Pike and served from November 24, 1886, to June 14, 1887, when a successor was elected and qualified; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Switzerland 1892-1893; died in Dover, Strafford County, N.H., on June 19, 1901; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, N.H.

Civil War Service Edit

During the Civil War he was first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster in the Thirteenth Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (1862–1863). He was state railroad commissioner 1864-1867. He moved to Manchester in 1867 and engaged in business as a dealer in paper stock and continued the manufacture of paper at Goffstown.


Family Life Edit

Cheney was born in Holderness (now Ashland) to abolitionists, Abigail and Moses Cheney. Oren B. Cheney, the founder of Bates College, was Person Cheney's older brother. Cheney attended academies in Peterborough and Hancock and the Parsonsfield Seminary in Parsonsfield, Maine. He engaged in the manufacture of paper in Peterborough until 1866, and in 1854 was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

First he married Ms Anna Moore in 1850, but she died in 1858. Afterwards he married ms Sara White.




Children


Offspring of Gov. Person C Cheney and Sarah White (1828-1901)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Agnes Annie Cheney (1870-)

Siblings


Offspring of Moses Cheney and Abigail Morrison (1793-1881)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Oren Burbank Cheney (1816-1903) 10 December 1816 Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire 22 December 1903 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Caroline Adelia Rundlett (1819-1846)
Nancy St Clair Perkins (1820-)
Emeline Stanley Burlingame (1836-1923)

Esther M. Cheney (1818-)
Moses Chaney (1822-)
Sarah Burbank Cheney (1821-1880)
Abby M Cheney (1823-)
Charles Gilman Cheney (1826-)
Person Colby Cheney (1828-1901) 23 February 1828 Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire 19 June 1901 Dover, Stafford County, New Hampshire S Anna Moore (1830-1858)
Sarah White (1828-1901)

Ruth Elizabeth Cheney (1830-)
Elias Hutchins Cheney (1832-)
Marcia A Cheney (1834-1919)
Harriet Olivia Cheney (1836-)

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