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William Cheney (1655) / Anna (unknown surname)

Name: William Cheney

Birth: Unknown - possibly Little Bourton, Oxfordshire, England.

Emigration: To Middletown c. 1655. (HMC)

Death: November 1705 (FFS)

Occupation & Public Service: Served as rate maker, constable, grand levy man, townsman, & on various town committees. Sergeant and ensign in the train band. (FFS)

Marriage: m. Ann (unknown surname) (d. abt. 1689, Middletown, Conn.)

Children: none


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).