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Cheney B.  Bisbee

Cheney B. Bisbee

Male 1835 - 1917  (81 years)

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  • Name Cheney B. Bisbee  [1, 2
    Born 20 Mar 1835  Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1840  Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 9 Sep 1850  Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 7 Jul 1860  Preble, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Military Service 1864-1865 
    Co. I, 103 NY National Guard 
    Cheney B. Bisbee Civil War Pension File
    Cheney B. Bisbee Civil War Pension File
    Original documents from the National Archives
    Census 5 Aug 1870  French Creek Town, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census 23 Jun 1880  Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Census 29 Jun 1900  Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Census 29 Apr 1910  Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Died 23 Feb 1917  Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 10, 18
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried 25 Feb 1917  Wattsburg Cemetery, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 10, 18
    Cheney and Calista Bisbee
    Cheney and Calista Bisbee
    Photograph by William F. Bisbee
    Person ID I24  Bisbee
    Last Modified 11 May 2014 

    Father Joseph Cushman Bisbee,   b. 5 Jun 1803, , Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1873, Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sally Ann Morey,   b. Abt 4 Oct 1809, Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1890, Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married , Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Calista Fidelia Trass,   b. 1 May 1837, Preston, Chenango, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1923, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1857  , Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
    +1. Alvah Chene Bisbee,   b. 11 Feb 1858, Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1942, North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Alice Olive Bisbee,   b. 15 Aug 1860, Preble, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1885  (Age 24 years)
    +3. Nettie Elida Bisbee,   b. 1 Jun 1864, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1953, North Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Frank Wilson Bisbee,   b. 26 Aug 1866, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1941, Mill Village, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Adelbert Melvin Bisbee,   b. 28 May 1869, Amity Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1951, Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. Eva Lena Bisbee,   b. 27 Jul 1874, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1954, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Ervin Joseph Bisbee,   b. 12 Dec 1877, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1962, Reynoldsburg, Franklin, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1835 - Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1840 - Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Sep 1850 - Lebanon Town, Madison, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1857 - , Madison, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jul 1860 - Preble, Cortland, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Aug 1870 - French Creek Town, Chautauqua, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Jun 1880 - Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Jun 1900 - Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Apr 1910 - Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 23 Feb 1917 - Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Feb 1917 - Wattsburg Cemetery, Wattsburg, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Albums
    Cheney Bisbee Family
    Cheney Bisbee Family (6)

  • Notes 
    • At the Wattsburg Historical Society, one can find a book of handwritten minutes for the Wattsburg Borough Council, recorded between 1873 and 1886. They show that Cheney often did work for the borough, building and repairing roads and bridges. Standard pay for labor in those days was 15 cents an hour, 30 cents if you supplied your own team of horses. At one point, he was fined for not repairing a sidewalk in front of his own home, and he was nearly charged for keeping an untaxed dog in his yard. In 1886 Cheney was himself elected to the borough council. In the photographs of him, an elderly Cheney sports a full white beard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2309] Geneology of The Bisbee Family (I) - Viola Drake Bisbee, Viola Drake Bisbee, compiler, (June 2000, Bisbee Family Connection, Decatur, MI), p. 20.

    2. [S1225] Two Brothers in the Pennsylvania Triangle, Margaret Jane Dunnihoo, (Erie, Pennsylvania: self published, 1974.), p. 6.

    3. [S1736] Note.
      A Biography of Joseph C. Bisbe and Sally Ann Morey lists among their children "Chene" Bisbe of Wattsburg, Pennsylvania. A grandson (first child of Cheney Bisbee) bore the name Alvah Chene. It is probable that subject's given name was Chene (pronounced Cheen), and that the familiar form "Cheney" (pronounced Cheeny) was used all his life. The pronunciation was provided by Gerald Hall (2004) of Wattsburg, great grandson of Cheney Bisbe, whose father and grandparents lived with "Cheney" and "Clisty", and spoke of them often. It was a family habit to add an "ee" sound to the end of many words, such as "Oneidee" for Oneida (New York) where they claimed to have lived at some point in their lives. Cheney's brother Charles moved his family to Texas in 1895. The descendants of Charles Bisbee, who still live in Eastland County, Texas, believe that Cheney's middle name was Ban. To this compiler's ear, "Ban" and "Ben" sound alike in Texas. Cheney's middle name may well have been Benjamin.

    4. [S1739] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): Family Biography, ((Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1884, Part VI - Amity twp), 4).

    5. [S2056] Bisbee, Joseph C Estate: C. B. Bisbee et. al., (Erie County Courthouse, Erie, Pennsylvania).

    6. [S436] Bisbee, Cheney B: Civil War Pension Application, (Washington, D.C.: The National Archives Cheney B. Bisbee, Co. I, 103 NY National Guard. Application abandoned.).
      RECORD PROOF OF BIRTH OF SOLDIER APPLICANT: "Wattsburg, Oct-24-1904: And now to wit personally appeared before me, J. F. Dearing, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Erie and State of Penna., Cheny B. Bisbe Claimant for pension under act of Mar 15-1904, And offered in evidence before me their family Bible for the purpose of proving his birth. The said Bible bares the dat (sic) 1857 and in it is properly recorded the birth of Cheny B. Bisbe and also all the other members of the Bisbe family, Cheny B. Bisbe born Mar. the 20th 1835. This date is an exact copy from the family Bible."

    7. [S425] Bisbee, Cheney B: Death Certificate, (Pennsylvania Department of Health).

    8. [S1793] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): 1855 NY Census.

    9. [S2309] Geneology of The Bisbee Family (I) - Viola Drake Bisbee, Viola Drake Bisbee, compiler, (June 2000, Bisbee Family Connection, Decatur, MI), p. 56.

    10. [S1225] Two Brothers in the Pennsylvania Triangle, Margaret Jane Dunnihoo, (Erie, Pennsylvania: self published, 1974.), p. 10.

    11. [S1785] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): 1840 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2004): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M704, roll 295; page 138, line 10; image downloaded 8/26/2008), 1840-Lebanon.17.jpg.

    12. [S1788] Bisbee, Joseph C (I26): 1850 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M432, roll 527; page 118, line 24, dwelling 2000, family 2044; image downloaded 8/26/2008), 1850-Lebanon.5.jpg.

    13. [S2057] Bisbee, Cheney B (I24): 1860 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2004): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M653, roll 739; enumerated page 32, master page 64, line 11, dwelling 270, family 263; image downloaded 11/1/2008.), 1860-Preble.32.jpg.

    14. [S2058] Bisbee, Cheney B (I24): 1870 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2003): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M593, roll 912; enumerated page 12, master page 380B, line 16, dwelling 103, family 100; image downloaded 11/2/2008.), 1870-French_Creek.12.jpg.

    15. [S1294] Bisbee, Cheney B (I24): 1880 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T9, roll 1129; enumeration district (ED) 174, enumerated page 35C, master page 264C, line 9, dwelling 49, family 52; image downloaded 11/2/2008.), 1880-Wattsburg.174.5.jpg.

    16. [S1297] Bisbee, Cheney B. (I24): 1900 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2004): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T623, roll 1409; enumeration district (ED) 126, sheet 16B, page 217B, line 68, dwelling 382, family 386; image downloaded 1/2/2008.), 1900-Venango.126.32.jpg.

    17. [S1302] Bisbee, Cheney B. (I24): 1910 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2006): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T624, roll 1343; enumeration district (ED) 134, sheet 7B, page 179B, line 92, dwelling 130, family 130; image downloaded 11/2/2008.), 1910-Venango.134.14.jpg.

    18. [S1538] Bisbee, Cheney B: Obituary, (Wattsburgn Area Historical Society, source and date unknown.).