White Rock Township
Chaney Cemetery is a family burial ground located
one mile southeast of the intersection of Meridian and Holcomb
Roads. It is enclosed by a fence in a field in section 6. The
last burial was prior to 1890, the first was in 1846. See gravestone
inscriptions and notes below.
ANNA, wife of SAM'L CHANEY died Jan. 15, 1852 In the 66th Year
SAMUEL CHANEY died July 9, 1849 32 yrs 10 mo (son
of Anna (Davis) & Samuel Chaney)
AN INFANT SARAH
Feb. 20, 1849 Sep 23, 1843
Aged 4 days Aged 8 days
PHINEAS & JANE CHANEY
JOHN, son of Phineas & Jane CHANEY died Sep
18, 1846 Aged 19 Months & 15 Days
SARAH C., daughter of Samuel & Abigail CHANEY
died Feb. 28, 1848 aged 4 ys and 10 months
MARY, daughter of Samuel & Abigail CHANEY died
Feb. 12, 1844 Aged 6 y. 10 m.
HARRIETTE M., daughter of Samuel & Abigail CHANEY
died Feb. 21, 1844 Aged 2 yr 9 months
JOHN P., son of Phineas & Jane CHANEY died Apr.
22, 1848 Aged 11 Months & 8 Days
INFANT DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL & PHEBE CHESHIRE died
Nov. 1, 1846
SAMUEL CHESHIRE died Apr. 11, 1847 Aged 36 ys 9 ms
Yet again to hope to see thee When
the day of life is fled Then in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell is ahed [sic]
ELISHA ELLIS born Oct. 18, 1832 died Oct. 18, 1851
ELIZABETH, wife of JAMES SHANNON died Jany. 6, 1850 E. 40 Ys.
4 Ms. 16 Ds
ELIZABETH, wife of WM. BERRY died June 15, 1861 Aged About 75
??? ROBERTS died Feb. 26, 1859 (parts of the stone are missing)
Notes on the Chaney Cemetery
Anna wife of Samuel Chaney - d. 15 Jan 1852 - Anna
Davis married Samuel Chaney 12 Nov 1807 in Harrison Co., VA (now
WV). Twelve children were born to them in Harrison Co., VA (now
West Union, Doddridge, WV):
1. James S. b. 26 Dec 1808, d. 23 Sep 1846 Mad
River, Clark Co., OH; m. Ruth Layton 4 Jun 1832 in Clark Co.,
OH. James S. and Ruth (Layton) Chaney are buried at Knob Prairie
Cemetery, Mad River, Clark, OH.
2. Elizabeth Chaney b. 22 Aug 1809, d. 6 Jan 1850
in Ogle Co., IL; m. James E. Shannon. Elizabeth (Chaney) Shannon
is buried at the Chaney Cemetery in Ogle Co., IL.
3. Sophia Chaney b. 13 Jun 1811, d. 13 Mar 1886
Cedar Rapids, Linn, IA; m. William S. Davis abt. 1826 in Harrison
Co., VA (now WV), he died in a tornado 4 Jun 1837; she then m.
Joseph Garlow 3 Jun 1840 in Marshall Co., WV.
4. Harriet Chaney b. 19 May 1812, d. 21 Feb 1844
Chillicothe, Ross, OH; m. Simeon P. Riggs.
5. Phineas Chaney b. 23 Jun 1814, d. 16 Mar 1887
Oregon, Ogle, IL; m. Mary Jane Berry 9 Mar 1837 in New Carlisle,
Greene, OH. Phineas & Mary Jane (Berry) Chaney are buried
at Riverview Cemetery in Oregon, Ogle Co., IL. Some of their
children are buried at the Chaney Cemetery, along with Mary Jane
Berry's mother, Elizabeth Berry.
6. Samuel Chaney, Jr. b. 25 Aug 1816, d. 9 Jul
1849 in Ogle Co., IL; m. Abigail Cozard 30 Jun 1838 in Fairfield,
OH. Samuel Chaney, Jr. is buried at the Chaney Cemetery in Ogle
Co., IL, along with some of their children.
7. Osborn Chaney b. 31 Mar 1818, d. 21 Apr 1883
Newell, Buena Vista, IA; m. Amanda Rice 16 Mar 1843 in Ogle Co.,
IL, daughter of Amos Rice and his wife, Anna (Norton) Rice of
Ogle Co., IL. Osborn & Amanda (Rice) Chaney are buried at
Newell Cemetery in Newell, Buena Vista, IA.
8. Richard Chaney b. 12 May 1820, d. 5 Aug 1884
Rockford, Winnebago, IL; m. Amanda Lockwood 17 Jun 1843 Oregon,
Ogle Co., IL. Richard & Amanda (Lockwood) Chaney are buried
at Cedar Bluff Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago, IL.
9. Ralph Chaney b. 22 Feb 1822, d. 18 Jul 1900
Rockford, Winnebago, IL; m. Mary C. Currier 26 Mar 1846 in Ogle
Co., IL. Ralph & Mary (Currier) Chaney are buried at Cedar
Bluff Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago, IL.
10. Margaret Chaney b. 19 Jul 1823, d. in infancy.
11. Eli M. Chaney b. 7 Oct 1824, d. 18 Jul 1897
in Ogle Co., IL; m. Ellen Barbara Eyster 12 Feb 1856 in Ogle
Co., daughter of Benjamin & Catherine (Sechler) Eyster of
Ogle Co., IL. Eli M. and Ellen B. (Eyster) Chaney are buried
at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Payne's Point, Ogle Co., IL.
12. William Davis Chaney b. 18 Jul 1826, d. 6 Jan
1897 Caldwell, Sumner, KS; m. Caroline Rhoades 8 Dec 1851 in
Ogle Co., IL. William Davis Chaney is buried in the cemetery
near Drury, KS.
Anna Davis Chaney's husband, Samuel Chaney, d.
about Aug 1828. Harrison Co., WV (then VA) recorded the settlement
of his property on 18 Sep 1828. Anna (Davis) Chaney married,
secondly, Timothy Searl on 2 Nov 1831 in Clark Co., OH, who d.
17 Sep 1837 at Searl's Ridge, Selby, Bureau (then Putnam), IL.
She and her family migrated from Bureau Co., IL to Ogle Co.,
IL in 1838. She is buried at the Chaney Cemetery in Ogle Co.,
IL, along with her son, Samuel Chaney, Jr., her daughter, Elizabeth
Chaney Shannon, and several of her grandchildren-children of
Phineas Chaney & Samuel Chaney, Jr.
Children of Phineas & Mary Jane (Berry) Chaney
buried at the Chaney Cemetery are:
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An unnamed infant, John, Sarah, and John P. Chaney.
Children of Samuel & Abigail (Cozard) Chaney,
Jr. buried at the Chaney cemetery are: Sarah C., Mary, and Harriette
The mother-in-law of Phineas Chaney, Elizabeth
Berry is buried at the Chaney Cemetery. She was the mother of
Mary Jane (Berry) Chaney, wife of Phineas Chaney, Sr., and wife
of William Berry.
I do not know yet if there is any connection to
the Chaney family for others buried in the cemetery - Samuel
Cheshire and his infant daughter (Samuel's wife was Phebe). Other
burials at the cemetery include an unknown Roberts and an Elisha
Ellis. At one time, this was listed as "Elisha Ellis Chaney,"
but there is no "Chaney" on his tombstone, so it is
assumed that his last name was "Ellis," not "Chaney."
I would appreciate any information others can give me about these
burials in the Chaney Cemetery.
4 Oct 2007