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David Williams Cheesman

DAVID WILLIAMS CHEESMAN
b. about 1819, Illinois, to Richard and Hannah Cheesman
d. 24 January 1884, San Francisco, California

m. 17 October 1849, Daviess County, Indiana
Urania Macy
b. 5 April 1828, Knox County, Indiana, to Obed and Lucinda (Polk) Macy
d. 17 March 1916, Medford County, Oregon

Children with Urania Macy:

  • Randolph (1850-1906) married Emma Shattuck
  • Frank Macy (1854-1931) married Margarita Morales Bracamonte
  • Charles Richard (1857-1884)
  • David Julia (b. 1861) married Margaret Starke
  • Urania (1863-1897) married Matthew Quade
  • Laura (b. 1872) married Edward S. Clark

David was a director of the U.S. Mint in San Francisco. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Abraham Lincoln and attended both inaugurations. He was the first Republican National Committeeman for California.

Submitted by:
Christie Hill Russell
Paris IL