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Cheney, William Stedman


Age: 35, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/19/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, dis/dsb 10/1/62

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Birth: 08/14/1826, Clarendon, VT
Death: 06/05/1905

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 88870047


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/24/1880; widow Sarah A., 6/19/1905, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Elain Purdy, Rutland, VT

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Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY

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St. Albans Daily Messenger, June 7, 1905
Recent Deaths
Dr. W. S. Cheney.
Dr. William Stedman Cheney, died Monday afternoon at his home in Troy, N.Y., after many years of illness resulting from an injury suffered during the Civil War. Doctor Cheney served in the hospital department of the First Vermont Cavalry, which he joined as a private in Rutland at the outbreak of hostilities.
Doctor Cheney was born in Clarendon, August 14, 1826, where he attended the public schools and prepared himself for the Black River Academy at Ludlow, from which he was graduated. He studied medicine in Lowell, Mass., practicing with prominent physicians during his early years. As a private be became a member of the First Cavalry of Vermont and was soon transferred to the hospital department, where he achieved great success and earned praise from his superiors. It was in camp that he received his unfortunate injury. For seven years Doctor Cheney lived in Lansingburg, N.Y., and for the last eight years his home had been on Fulton St., Troy. At various times since the war Doctor Cheney had lived in Florida, California, and Nebraska. He was a member of Post Tibbits, G.A.R. During his life he was a stanch believer in spiritualism. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. N. Colvin, of Ripley, N.Y., and Mrs. L. M. Gilmore of Rutland, and one son, Charles G. S. Cheney, of Glens Falls, who is employed by the Hudson Valley Railway Co.

Contributed by Bob Hackett.