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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Emily Caroline Cheney

Mrs. Emily Caroline Cheney

Emily Caroline (Plowman) Cheney - daughter of Hon. Jonathan and Elizabeth Crull Plowman, was born December 14, 1841, near Rosedale, in Jersey County, Ill. She came with her parents to Jerseyville in 1847, where she resided until 1858, when she removed with her parents to Sangamon County, Ill. She was united in marriage with Gilead P. Cheney, May 1, 1861, at the residence of her father in Sangamon County, by Rev. Wm. L. Tarbet. She lived in Sangamon County and in Virden until December, 1880, when she removed with her family to Denver, Colorado. She has four children, all of whom are now living. Three sons, Charles M., Henry E., and Jonathan P., and one daughter, Mary Caroline, who was married to Edgar N. Green of Jacksonville, Ill., Devember 4, 1886. They have one child, Norma Caroline, born July 4, 1890, in Denver. Mrs. Cheney united with the Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and was baptized in the old church the evening of February 10, 1853, by Rev. Jestus Bulkley, the Pastor. She still, with her husband, maintains her membership, they being now members of the First Baptist Church of Denver, where, and in the near vicinity, she and all her family now reside.

Source: [History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822 to 1901, by Rev. Marshall M. Cooper, Jerseyville Republican Print. 1901]