An American Family History


Ann Jones Pattison Cheney

Cheney has also been spelled: Chain, Chainey, Chania, Chaney, Chany, Cheyney, and China.

A Dower is a provision for a wife's support should her husband die before her. Her dower right was the use of ⅓ of her husband's estate. The dower was settled on the bride at the time of the wedding.

Ann Jones Pattison Cheney was born on June 6, 1673. She was the daughter of William Jones, Sr.

Her first husband was Gilbert Pattison. Gilbert was born on June 6, 1671 and was the son of Thomas Pattison. Their children and life together are described on Gilbert's page.

Gilbert died on January 5, 1699 when he was 27. He was buried at All Hallows Church in Anne Arundel County.

She married Charles Cheney on July 15, 1701 in All Hallows Church. Their children and life together are described in detail on Charles' page.

When Ann's father died in 1705, she received one shilling.

Ann died in 1713.


Children of William and Elizabeth Jones:
  • William Jones, Jr.
  • Elizabeth Jones Duvall Simpson
  • Mary Jones Trogden Beddenfield
  • Ann Jones Pattison Cheney
  • Jane Jones Clark
  • It was common for bequests to include wearing apparel.