Hezekiah "Kye" Chaney
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Hezekiah "Kye" CHANEY1,2

Hezekiah was called "Kye."  Kye had three known brothers: Robert E. "Bob," Ninevah "Bud" and Hosea.  Census records suggest that there were probably more siblings.  Bud was killed during the time of the Civil War and is buried in Rule Cemetery, Carroll Co., Ark. Bud, listed as "Neniveh," was listed in Hezekiah's household when the 1860 census was taken. Hezekiah and Ninevah Chaney were both in Company G, 38th Arkansas Infantry although the records have yet to be examined. When the 1860 census was taken Hosea lived between Bob and Kye.

Jesse Gerald Chaney recalled that his father mentioned an "Aunt Jane" who married Bill Cross and lived in Coryell Co., Texas. (Jane was evidently an older cousin, not an aunt.  See: Zuritha Chaney Clark.)

Kye was most likely born in Missouri although this has not been documented.  He was reared and married in Carroll County, Arkansas.  All of his children were born in Carroll County except the youngest, Zettie, who was born in Little Rock.  Two of his children are buried in Rule Cemetery, Rule, Carroll County, Arkansas.  The gravestones are each inscribed only "Kye Chaney child." 

The family left Arkansas and arrived in central Texas around 1890.  Kye's nephew Marvel Stone Chaney, son of Robert, was living in or around Moody, McLennan County, Texas.  Kye's sister, Zuritha, and her husband, Elish Price Clark, lived in adjacent Coryell County.  It is unclear who arrived first or if they came as a group.  By the late 1890's, Kye and some of his brother Robert's children were firmly established in southern McLennan and northern Bell Counties, Texas.  Many descendents could still be found over a hundred years later.

The Chaneys are considered among the early settlers of Bell County although they initially settled in McLennan County before moving south into Bell County.  Frances, or "Fanny," died on 9 July 1904 and was buried in Moody Cemetery on the south side of Moody in McLennan County.  Kye died on 20 May 1907 and was buried next to Her.  Their graves are in a cemetery plot shared with the family of his cousin, Marvel Stone Chaney.  Kye and his brothers settled in Carroll County, Arkansas, sometime before 1850.  There were Chaney's living there but they had come from Overton County, Tennessee.

It appears that the two Chaney groups acknowledged a kinship but probably only because of the shared surname.  Evidently they sometimes referred to one another as cousins or aunts and uncles.  The Tennessee group descended from a Chaney who settled in Virginia when he came from England while it is now known that our group descended from Richard Cheyned who settled in Maryland in the mid-1600s.  Richard had come from London.

Early research was confusing because it seems to have been generally accepted that they were of one family.  But there were some issues to be considered.  The name Hezekiah was a very popular name for Chaney lines although it is not used by the Overton County, Tennessee, family.  Several Hezekiah Chaney's are recorded and only recently have connections with the earlier ones been made with Kye.  It is now established that Kye's father was Hosea Chaney, who was in Newton County, Missouri, in 1840 and Sullivan County, Indiana, in 1830.  He was a younger son of Hezekiah Chaney who died in 1813 in Wythe County, Virginia.

NOTE: When a great grandson, Charles Claude Chaney, had yDNA testing done, it was shown that the line connects with that of Richard Cheyney who came from England to settle in Maryland c1650.

Birth: 25 Dec 1835 MO?. Tombstone inscription.3
Marriage: cir __ ___ 1859 Carroll Co., Arkansas.8,5
Census:        __ ___ 1860 Osage Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas.  He was a farmer.4
Marriage: cir __ ___ 1859 Carroll Co., Arkansas.8,5
Census:        26 Aug 1870 P. O. Berryville, Liberty Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. Liberty Township was later the Rule community. He was listed as Hechion Chancy.5
Census:          05 Jun 1880  Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. He was a farmer.6
Census:         04 Jun 1900  Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.7
Death: 20 May 1907 McLennan Co., Texas.1,3
Burial: __ ___ ____ Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.1     (Click on image of stone to see larger image.)
Father:   Hosea CHANEY (c1795-after1842)
Mother:  Sarah A. (--?--) (1795-1870)


L. Paulina Frances "Fanny"  GOAD9

The headstone over her grave in Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas, records her names only as "L.P. Chaney, wife of H. K. B. 6 May 1846. D. 23 Feb 1904." The 1900 census reports her birth as being in May 1844. It is known that she was called "Fanny" or "Frances" which raised questions about the headstone inscription. Also, the death certificates of some of her sons record her maiden name as Goode or, more often, Goad. Examination of Carroll County, Arkansas, census records of the period when she and Kye lived there show only one Goad family but no Goode family. This family (although the name is spelled "Gourd" which was not an unusual occurrence) appears in the 1850 Census of Walker County, Georgia. In later census records her state of birth is usually recorded as Georgia. It is most likely that her maiden name was Goad. The names of her children reflect some of the names of the Goad family children and, for the most part, not her husband's family. As reported, her place of birth is recorded as being in Georgia.
    According to Kenneth Haas of Bettendorf, Iowa, who has compiled a history of the Goad families in America after years of extensive research, only a very small number of Goads resided in Georgia during the period when she would have been born. In fact, only one group, that of Ephraim and Susannah Goad and some of their children, was living in Georgia during the 1840's and recorded there in Walker County during the 1850 federal census. Mr. Haas has noted that it was quite common for members of the Goad family of that time to be called by their middle name rather than their first.

    The 1850 census record of Ephraim and Susannah Goad shows a daughter, age five and born in Georgia, named Paulina F. This is certainly Frances Goad. The 1860 federal census records Ephraim and Susannah Goad in Carroll County, Arkansas. This is the same vicinity, Osage Township, where Hezekiah and Frances lived. In the Carroll County, Arkansas, 1870 census, her name was recorded as "Perlenia" that appears to be a corruption of "Paulina." It is noted that Frances named one daughter Sarah Lou Phebe. Sarah seems to have been her mother-in-law's name. Lou is perhaps for her mother who was usually called Susannah although in one census her name was recorded as "Louisiana" which indicates that her full name might have been Louisa Susannah. Phoebe (or Phebe) was the name of one of Frances' younger sisters. She also had a brother named General Harrison Goad and named one of her sons, Harrison Kye. She had a sister, Nancy A., and named a daughter Nancy A.

Birth: 06 Mar 1845 probably,, Walker Co., Georgia.10,11
Census: __ ___ 1850 East Chickamauga, Walker Co., Georgia. with the last name recorded as Gourd.11
Marriage: cir __ ___ 1859 Carroll Co., Arkansas.8,5
Census:         __ ___ 1860 AR Osage Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. ¦¦Frances.4
Census:        26 Aug 1870 AR P.O. Berryville, Carroll Co., Arkansas. She was listed as Perlinia Chancy.4
Census:         05 Jun 1880 AR Hickory Township Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Census:         04 Jun 1900 TX Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.7
Death: 09 Jul 1904 Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.12
Burial: __ ___ ____ Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.12    (Click on image of stone to see larger image.)
Father: Ephraim GOAD (1805-1876)
Mother: Susannah W. JESTER (1808- )

Children



1/M John Wesley CHANEY Sr.6
Birth: 09 Aug 1860 Carroll Co., Arkansas.3,6
Census: 26 Aug 1870 P. O. Berryville, Liberty Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. He was listed as John W. Chancy.5
Census: 05 Jun 1880 Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Marriage: 11 Mar 1883 Adah Ann HAYS (1864-1926.  Berryville, Carroll Co., Arkansas.13
Dau: __ Oct 1886 Rebecca J. CHANEY. Texas.
Dau: __ Jul 1888 Jennie L. CHANEY. Texas.
Son: __ Dec 1892 Robert S. CHANEY. Texas.14
Dau: __ Dec 1894 Ada Ann CHANEY. Texas.14
Dau: __ Jun 1898 Clara CHANEY. Texas.14
Dau: circa   1901 Bula CHANEY. Texas.
Son: 28 Feb 1906 John Wesley CHANEY Jr.. Victoria Co., Texas.15,14
Census: 03 May 1910 TX McLennan Co. 1910 CENSUS. Precinct #6,, McLennan Co., Texas.16
Death: 25 Dec 1937 Alvarado, Johnson Co., Texas.3
Burial: __ ___ ____ Cahill Cemetery, Cahill, Johnson Co., Texas.3


2/M
William Ninevah CHANEY6
Nin and his family had a home near Green Forrest, Carroll County, Arkansas. They moved to Texas in 1893, settling near Moody in McLennan County. Nin was one of the early trustees of Willow Grove School, #96, in Bell County, Texas.

Birth: 18 Mar 1863 Carroll Co., Arkansas.1,3,6
Census: 26 Aug 1870 P. O. Berryville, Liberty Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. He was listed as William (?) Chancy.5
Census: 05 Jun 1880 Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Marriage: 15 Oct 1882 Martha B. PINKSTON (1865-1894), daughter of James David PINKSTON and Elizabeth (--?--).
                                     Berryville, Carroll Co., Arkansas.17

Dau: 11 Aug 1883 Birdie M. CHANEY. Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., Arkansas.
Son: 27 Jul 1885 James Claude CHANEY. Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas.15
Dau: 03 Apr 1887 Mildred Katherine CHANEY. Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas.15,18
Dau: 28 Dec 1889 Elsie Reece CHANEY. Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas.15
Dau: 23 Mar 1892 Effie Odo CHANEY. Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas.15
Marriage: 01 Jan 1896 Bell Elizabeth SIMS (1869-1952), daughter of (--?--) SIMS and Eliza A. MORRISON. Carroll Co.,
                                     Arkansas.15

Son: 20 Sep 1898 Clyde Farrill CHANEY. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15
Son: 25 Dec 1899 Delton P. CHANEY. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15
Son: 29 Jan 1902 Grady Paris CHANEY Sr.. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15
Dau: 14 Dec 1903 Willie Mae Agatha Young CHANEY. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15
Dau: 27 May 1907 Orothy Fay CHANEY. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15,3
Dau: 27 May 1907 Dorothy Ray CHANEY. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.3,15
Census: __ ___ 1910 Bell Elizabeth SIMS (1869-1952). Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.19
Dau: 09 May 1912 Lois Loraine CHANEY. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15
Death: 09 Oct 1936 Temple, Bell Co., Texas.1,3
Burial: __ ___ ____ Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.3


3/M
Andrew William CHANEY15,20,6
Little is known of Andrew's life. According to records of his wife's family, the couple went from Arkansas to Dallas, Texas, to live. However, some event occurred which caused him to flee to Mexico where he was accidentally shot and killed while working on a ranch. He was buried on the ranch in Mexico.

Birth: cir __ ___ 1865 Carroll Co., Arkansas. Carroll Co., AR census 1870 & 1880.6
Census: 26 Aug 1870 P. O. Berryville, Liberty Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. He was listed
                                    as Andrew Chancy.5

Census: 05 Jun 1880 Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Marriage: 03 Jan 1884 Lucinda ORRELL (1866- ), daughter of William Harrison ORRELL and Elizabeth TRANTHAM,
                                     Carroll Co., Arkansas.13,20

Death: __ ___ ____ Mexico.15
Burial: __ ___ ____ Mexico.15


4/F
Nancy A. CHANEY15,6

Birth: cir __ ___ 1866 Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Census: 05 Jun 1880 Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Death: aft 05 Jun 1880 probably,,, Arkansas.15
Burial: __ ___ ____ Arkansas.15


5/F
Sarah Lou Phebe CHANEY3,6
She was married on the first day of 1889. In 1890 she and her husband went to Texas by covered wagon, through the Indian Territory, and settled in Bell County. She joined the Baptist Church in early childhood and was a member of the Willow Grove Baptist Church over sixty years. After Tom died in 1943, she continued to live on the place that they had bought in 1917.

Birth: 23 Oct 1866 Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas. Obituary from unidentified newspaper.3,15,15
Census: 05 Jun 1880 Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. She is listed as "Lieu F."6
Marriage: 01 Jan 1889 William Thomas DAVIS (1870-1943). Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas.15
Dau: 21 Nov 1889 Cora Frances DAVIS. Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas.21,15
Dau: 14 Feb 1891 Minnie Jane DAVIS. Green Forest, Carroll Co., Arkansas.22,15
Son: 06 Dec 1893 Ninn Randell DAVIS. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15
Son: 16 May 1895 Roy H. DAVIS. Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama.
Son: 25 May 1897 Thomas Jesse DAVIS. Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas.15
Son: 27 May 1905 Doyle Festus DAVIS. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.21
Dau:14 Jan 1907 Opal Ila Mae DAVIS. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.21,15
Death: 18 Jul 1972 Waco, McLennan Co., Texas.15
Burial: __ ___ ____ Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.3,15


6/F
Catherine CHANEY15,6

Birth: aft 02 Aug 1870 Arkansas. she was listed as being 10 years old in the 1880 census but did not appear in the 1870 census of
                                   2 August thus had to be born later.15,6

Census: 05 Jun 1880  Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Death: aft 05 Jun 1880 probably Arkansas.15
Burial: __ ___ ____ probably  Arkansas.15


7/F Martha Jane CHANEY15,23,6
Birth: 18 Apr 1879 Johnson Co., Texas. 1880 census indicates year was 1877. Although Martha Jane Chaney Akin's
                                death certificate
records her year of birth as 1877, the 1880 census states her age, in June, as one
                                year. This indicates that her actual
year of birth probably was 1878. This is strengthened by the fact
                                that her brother Robert was 9 months old, born in August, when the 1880 census was taken in June.3,23,6

Census: 05 Jun 1880 Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas. She is listed as being one year old.6
Marriage: 08 Aug 1892 Silas Franklin AKIN (1869-1929). Willow Grove, Bell Co., Texas.24
Dau: 11 Feb 1894 Rose Myrtle AKIN. Bell Co., Texas.25,15
Son: 23 Jan 1896 Hezekiah Floyd AKIN15,15
Son: 08 Dec 1897 Clarence Winfield AKIN. Texas.15,26
Son: 29 Apr 1905 Harold AKIN. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15,26
Dau: 04 Mar 1910 Ruby AKIN. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.15,26
Death: 21 Apr 1967 Temple, Bell Co., Texas.3,23
Burial: __ ___ ____ Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.3,23


8/M
Robert E. CHANEY6

Birth: __ Aug 1879 Carroll Co., Arkansas. The 1880 census records that he was 9 months old in June thus born in August.6
Census: 05 Jun 1880 Hickory Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas.6
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____


9/M
Harrison Kye Chaney
27,1,28
He was called Bud. At various times, a farmer, a railroad "bull" and a mule trader. Much of his later life, he worked for a livery stable owner  traveling the state purchasing mules.

Birth: 10 Mar 1881 Carroll Co., Arkansas.27
Marriage: 02 Jun 1900 Cora REED (1882-1968), daughter of Andrew Jackson REED and Dorcas Elizabeth SPRINGFIELD. Temple, Bell Co., Texas.1
Son: 25 Jul 1902 Morran Thomas CHANEY. Temple, Bell Co., Texas.29,3
Dau: 03 Nov 1903 Inez CHANEY. Bell Co., Texas.1,3
Son: 02 Oct 1905 Fred Harrison CHANEY. Willow Grove, Bell Co., Texas.30
Census: __ ___ 1910 McLennan Co., Texas. He was listed as Bud Chaney.31
Dau: 09 Aug 1910 Loraine CHANEY. McLennan Co., Texas.3,32
Event-Fire: The family home burned circa __ ___ 1913 near, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas. His daughter recorded an account of
                    the event
and how the family recovered. The family was probably living in Willow Grove in Bell County south of the
                    McLennan County
line near Moody.33
Dau: 13 Jan 1913 Irene CHANEY. Bell Co., Texas.34
Son: 15 Apr 1914 Claude CHANEY. Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.35
Dau: 16 Aug 1916 Beatrice CHANEY. Temple, Bell Co., Texas.1
Son: 12 Jul 1918 James Edward CHANEY Sr.. Temple, Bell Co., Texas.36
Son: 02 Nov 1921 Jack CHANEY. Pendleton, Bell Co., Texas.1
Death: 14 Apr 1936 Temple, Bell Co., Texas.27,28
Burial: 15 Apr 1936 Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.1


10/M George Ellis CHANEY37,38
George lived at Willow Grove, Bell Co., Texas, and then in Fort Worth where he was a street car operator. He suffered from kind of spells and, at least, once when he felt one coming on, he pulled over on a siding and waited for it to pass. He later moved to  Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, where he died and was buried.

Birth: 25 Sep 1882 Carroll Co., Arkansas.37,3
Marriage: 04 Jul 1899 Ollie Frances BELL (1885-1957)15
Census: 04 Jun 1900 Moody, McLennan Co., Texas. George & his wife, Ollie, were in the home of his parents.7
Dau: 19 Jun 1900 Lona Mae CHANEY. McLennan Co., Texas.15
Son: 31 Jan 1910 Norman Ellis CHANEY. McLennan Co., Texas.15
Census: 28 Apr 1910 Precinct #6,, McLennan Co., Texas.39
Son: 02 Dec 1918 Paul Taylor CHANEY. Brownwood, Brown Co., Texas.15,40
Death: 05 Feb 1956 Brownwood, Brown Co., Texas.3,37
Burial: __ ___ ____ Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown Co., Texas.3,37


11/F Mary CHANEY15
Birth: cir __ ___ 1884 Carroll Co., Arkansas.15
Death: aft __ ___ 1884 probably Arkansas.15
Burial: __ ___ ____ probably Arkansas.15


12/F Zettie Rosa CHANEY15,7
Birth: 31 Aug 1886 Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.15,38,7
Marriage: 09 Aug 1903 Edgar Clay WITT (1884-1956). Bell Co., Texas.41
Son: 02 Dec 1904 Willie Clayborn WITT. Bell Co., Texas.15
Son: 12 Sep 1906 Luther Ellis WITT Sr.. Bell Co., Texas.15
Dau: 15 Jun 1909 Mamie Lea WITT. Bell Co., Texas.
Death: 07 Apr 1973 Kerr Co., Texas.15,38
Burial: __ ___ ____ Dorn Cemetery, Mitchell Co., Texas.15,

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