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Are you sure Cheney Russell Prouty, son of William Prouty and Rebecca Prouty Prouty, wasn't born 23 Jan 1839, in Spencer, Worchester, MA.? Wasn't Cheney the grandson of both Eli Prouty who served in the American Revolution as a Captain in the MA. militia, and Joshua Prouty who served in the Amer. Revolution as a private in the MA. militia? Both of these men received pensions. The Sons of The American Revolution lists Cheney Russell Prouty, from Eagle Pass, Texas, as the grandson of both men. I don't know what an Artificer is/was but he was with company C, Engineer Corps, and was discharged 23 Nov 1864, in Camp Woodbury, VA. Application was made for a Civil War pension 3 Jan 1903, out of the state of Texas, giving the same data as above. There does not show a wife or widow, but as I recall you were seeking the name of an attorney who may have represented Cheney's widow, the application named above gives the name W. W. Dudley, Attorney. This was Application # 1294610, Certificate # 1070274. Be careful not to mix your Cheney R. Prouty up with Cheney C. Prouty who was born about the same time in MA., both go by Cheney Prouty at times, so it is difficult to distinguish who is whom. Cheney R. Prouty is shown in Calhoun Co. TX in 1880, that would be the town of Indianola, I guess that was prior to the flood.