Silas E. Cheney Account Book
Record Books, Ledgers & Receipts
Silas E. Cheney
between 1848 and 1856
Litchfield Historical Society
The Silas E. Cheney account book contains records for the years 1848-1856. Silas E. Cheney (1821-1874) was the son of Litchfield furniture maker Silas Ely Cheney and his wife Mary Young Cheney. During the 1840s and 1850s Silas operated a store in Litchfield. The account book indicates that the business dealt in general goods as well as foodstuffs. In the late 1850s Silas and his brother Edward relocated to New York where they briefly worked from their brother-in-law Horace Greeley. In the 1860s Silas returned to his family’s homestead in Litchfield and spent the remainder of his life working as a farmer and a broker.
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