Children of Cheney and Arvilla M. (Bigelow) Prouty:
16117.631 Augustus Bigelow PROUTY, b 10 April 1826 MA; d 22 Aug 1832 Augusta.
16117.632 Mary Jane PROUTY, b 12 Feb 1828; d 06 June 1872; m Dr. Henry Hamilton Cary.
16117.633 Caroline Amelia PROUTY, b 1830; m _ May 1851 William Odom Norrell.
16117.634 William Henry PROUTY, b 1833; d 14 Feb 1878 Augusta; m Mary Elizabeth (Whatley) Prouty, 1 son. Another record states wife to be Lona Walker.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 169-170;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Records of Bigelow Society historian/genealogist from correspondence with researcher.
Subject: Looking for some genealogy
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 09:36:53 -0500
From: RobinMaria Nelson < email@example.com >
Hello, I am the Great-Granddaughter of Cheney Russell PROUTY,
born in Spencer, Worchester County, Mass. His parents were William
and Rebekkah PROUTY(she was a PROUTY too). Cheney Russell PROUTY,
b. 23 Jan 1839, Spencer, Worchester Co., Mass, his
parents are William and Rebekah (PROUTY) PROUTY. William is the son of Jacob PROUTY and Rebekah is the daughter of Eli PROUTY.He was a 'Collector of Customs' at the U.S. Customshouse in Indianola, Texas till 1890 and was transfered to the Customshouse in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he met my Great-Grandmother Juanita Macias (pronouned Maa-cee-it). She was full-blooded Comanche. According to our records he was 60 when they were married and she was 14. Because of this age difference, I believe Great-Grandpa Cheney had a previous Family, maybe back in Spencer, or elsewhere. I have been working with Louisie PROUTY, my 4th cousin twice removed, in doing this work. I have had great success on this line. It all started with how a large clan of PROUTY's ended up in Atascosa County, Texas. I am blood-related to all those PROUTY's thanks to G-Grdpa Cheney and G-Grdma Juanita. Any info which you will share will be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, (Ms.) Tyger Nelson of San Antonio, Texas
The Cheney Prouty who married Arvilla Bigelow was a brother to Rebekkah who married William Prouty..........ROD