The Cheney/D'Arcy/Plowman Family Web Page

The Cheney Mansion
(currently home to the Jersey County Historical Society)
601 North State Street
Jerseyville, Illinois

This site is a compilation of sources and research on several prominent families who lived in the Jerseyville, Illinois, United States area during the 1800's. Although I am not related to these families, I became interested in them during my genealogical research. The lives of my ancestor, John Connelly, and Prentiss D. Cheney became intriquely entwined during the Civil War. Their stories, and the affected lives of their families are presented here. It is an interesting study in how one event in time can radically affect the lives of thousands of people over the centuries...

You can search the Surname List to jump directly to a particular name,
or start with the story of P.D. Cheney, which allows you to trace
his ancestors and descendants.

For more information about these and other Jersey County families, visit the Jersey County GenWeb page. If you would like more information about these families, or have questions, e-mail me at cheneyhistory at yahoo dot com.

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