Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
Subject:Re: Chaney family of Wood County, TX
Post Date:June 21, 2008 at 10:10:33
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Forum:Wood County, TX Genealogy Forum
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May I make a suggestion? Dates, or even approximate dates, are important in queries. They help to narrow searches.

Alba is in Wood Co, TX. Here's a handy dandy site to find counties for Texas towns/cities --

Texas dth index 1890-1976:

Robert H. Chaney b 25 Jan 1875; residence Alba, Wood Co, TX; d 26 Mar 1948 Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co, TX; bur Golden Cemetery, Golden, Wood Co, TX; father John Chaney, b TN; mother Mary Allen b TN; informant H.C. Chaney.

Mary Callie Chaney, b 20 Dec 1889 TX; residence Dallas; d 12 Aug 1962 Dallas; bur Golden, Wood Co, TX; father D.B. Slater; mother Nannie E. Bell.

You can view digitized copy of original death certificate. I could look at Robert's this morning, but not working by the time I tried to look at Mary's. Index includes quite a bit of information, but always good to look at certificate, too.;p=2;c=1320964;t=searchable

1930 census Wood Co, TX:

Chaney, Robert H., h, 55 md 1st time @ 29, b TX, TN, AL
" Callie M., w, 40 md 1st time @ 23, b TX, MO, MO
" Curtis A., s, 17, b TX
" Delia M., d, 10, b TX
" Agie C., d, 8, b TX
" John D., s, 7, b TX
" ?obie M., d, 6, b TX
" Robie N., d, 6, b TX [probably twins]
Beasley, Druella , step dau, 15, b TX
" Dorothy C., step dau, 13, b TX
[Robert with second wife and looks like she was married before and has children from that marriage.]

1920 census Wood Co, TX:

Chainy[sic], Robert H., h, 45, md, b TX, U.S., U.S.
" Callie, w, 30 md, b TX, MO, MO
" Herman, s, 13, b TX [on 1930 census with wife]
" Curtis, s, 7, b TX
Beasley, Druella Beth, step dau, 5, b TX
" Dorothy, step dau, 3, b TX
Chainy, Delia M., d, 2/12, b TX

1910 census Wood Co, TX --Here's Robert with first wife:

Chaney, Robert, boarder, 35, M(1) 6yrs, b TX, AL, TX
" Nora, boarder, 22, M(1) 6 yrs, 2 ch, 1 lvg, b KS, MO, MO
" Herman, boarder, 3, b TX

1900 census Wood Co, TX:

Chaney, Robert H., boarder, b Jan 1875, 25, Sgle, b TX, TN, AR

1880 census Wood Co, TX:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

John CHENEY Self M Male W 29 AL Farmer KY KY
Mary CHENEY Wife M Female W 27 TN Keeping House SC TN
Mary C. CHENEY Dau S Female W 7 TX At Home AL TN
Robert H. CHENEY Son S Male W 5 TX At Home AL TN
Sarah O. CHENEY Dau S Female W 3 TX At Home AL TN
George W. CHENEY Son S Male W 1 TX At Home AL TN

1860 census Lauderdale Co, AL:

Chaney, Sarah, 44, b KY
" Bette, 16, b AL
" Wilson, 13, b AL
" John, 10, b AL *****
" Robert, 8, b AL
" Margaret, 7, b AL
" Samuel, 3, b AL\
Pettipool, Sarah, 3, b AL

Next door, maybe brother to Sarah's deceased husband?:

Chaney, David, 39, b KY - land 350/personal 500
" Elizabeth, 30, b KY
" Columbus, 12, b AL
" Mary, 9, b AL
" Sarah, 1, b AL

1850 census Lauderdale Co, AL:

Chaney, Robert, 30, b KY - land 1000
" Sarah, 30, b KY
" Elizabeth, 7, b AL
" Hiram, 4, b AL
" John, 5/12, b AL *****
" David, 28, b KY [here's David again]

I suggest you visit the Lauderdale Co, AL GenWeb site -- -- Type Chaney in their search feature. I didn't look at all of the matches, but thought #5 was interesting, Robert and David were indicted for murder. Trial to be held in Franklin Co. And # 6 regarded land, plus #40 Robert was charged with larceny. Take your time and click and look at everything offered on that site. It has more then some GenWeb sites.

Happy Hunting (^_^)