1940 is the last available and searchable census at this time.
These statements explain why you cannot find information on Andrew Cheeney's parents -
Facts you should know about the early census records - All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township NO street address was stated NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc… NO occupation was stated NO parental birthplaces are stated NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted” Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children” Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
Family relationships are not shown on the census records until 1880.
1840 - Name: Andrew Chane [Andrew Cheeney] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Genesee, Livingston, New York Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 2 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 4 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
1850 - census date is Dec. 31, 1850 Name: Hudrue Cherney [Andrew Cheeney] [Andrew Cheeney] Age: 45 Birth Year: abt 1805 Birthplace: New York Home in 1850: Grove, Allegany, New York Gender: Male
Hudrue Cherney 45, NY - farmer Sarah Cherney 28, NY Emely Cherney 18, NY - female Charlotte Cherney 17, NY Uriah Cherney 7, NY Uriah Cherney 4, NY Franklin H Cherney 3m, NY
1880 - Name: Franklin Cheeney Age: 30 Birth Year: abt 1850 Birthplace: New York Home in 1880: Riga, Lenawee, Michigan Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Barbery Cheeney Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: New York Occupation: Farm Laborer
Franklin Cheeney 30, NY Barbery Cheeney 23, OH Willie Cheeney 6, MI Emma Cheeney 4, MI Sarah Cheeney 3, MI
Franklin A. Cheeney Birth ABT May 1850 in Grove, Allegany, New York Death 19 Apr 1890 in Whiteford, Monroe, Michigan he married - Date - 01 Jul 1872 Location - Palmyra, Lenawee, Michigan to Barbara E. Stock
death record - Name: Franklin Cheeney Death Date: 19 Apr 1890 Death Place: Whiteford, Monroe, Michigan Gender: Male Death Age: 39 years Estimated Birth Date: 1851 Birthplace: New York Marital Status: Married Father's Name: Andrew Cheeney Mother's Name: Sarah Cheeney Occupation: Farmer