Posted By:Pamela Kent Proctor
Subject:Wm A Chauncey - of Boston c1860
Post Date:February 08, 2001 at 08:52:16
Message URL:
Forum:Chauncey Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:

Searching for ancestors of William A Chauncey/Chancey b.c1840 Harpers Ferry WV. He lived in Boston c1860 and settled in Washington DC after the Civil War where he married Laura Vinton Prather of Prince Georges Co MD in Feb 1864. He died in DC 1910.

Their children were Minnie (m. Dr William Fowler), William L (m.Ida Ourison), Harriet, J Paul, Laura Gertrude (m.Frederick Proctor), & Edwin L.

William had three cousins in the DC area who were siblings:
John Simpson Chauncey of DC m.Emilie > dau Lillie & Ida V
Emy Chauncey m.Thomas H. Harper of Vienna VA > son Vance, dau m._ Hodgkins
Lydia Chauncey of DC d.1877 m.Charles F Holbrook > son Charles, dau m._ Jackson

I have very old notes in pencil made by William & Laura's daughter, Laura Gertrude [my grandmother]

John Chauncey b1798 m.Amelia B[utler?] Goodrich 3 sons> Henry, John, William

...............below this is written:

Nathaniel Chauncey m.Sara J[udson?] Hatfield Mass
-his son, Nathaniel Chauncey 1745 Yale graduate m.Mary S[lothing?]
-his son, Nathaniel Chauncey m.Abigail __cot, Connecticut
-his son, John Chauncey

If any of this sounds familiar, please let me know. This is one of my long standing mystery lines.......Pam Proctor