Elijah Cheney

Elijah Cheney (1785-1863) was born 14 Sep. 1785 in Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of John Cheney and Elizabeth Granger. He married Achsa Thompson on 14 Mar. 1811; widowed 1 Dec. 1845. He married Sarah Harmon in 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois; separated in 1853. He married Anna Partridge about 1853. He was baptized 9 Feb. 1832 in New York. He and Zerah Pulsipher taught Wilford Woodruff the Gospel in Dec. 1833 in New York. He died in 1863 in Centerville, Davis Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Elijah Cheney (KWVH-256), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Apr. 2022). Elijah Cheney, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/elijah-cheney, accessed 25 Apr. 2022). Elijah Cheney, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/elijah-cheney, accessed 25 Apr. 2022). Mary McDonell Brown (marybrownone@outlook.com), “Autobiography of Elijah Cheney,” memories of Elijah Cheney (KWVH-256), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Apr. 2022). 1850 U.S. Census, Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 122, Elijah Cheney; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 31 May 2022). 1856 Utah Census Returns, 10th Ward, Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 5, Elijah Cheeney and Ann Cheeney; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 31 May 2022). “Centerville, Utah, City Death Records, 1858-1969," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Apr. 2022); Elijah Cheney, 1863, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah Territory; image 198/1344; DGS 7578573.

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  • Page 110

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    August 21, 1839 ~ Wednesday 21st I parted with Mr Carver & family & Br & sister Thomas & left Rochester & rode to the end of the seven mile prairie & stoped several hours as father Coltrin was vary sick from thence we rode to Br Chenia's & spent the night distance of the day 28 m August 22, 1839 ~ Thursday 22nd We crossed a twelve mile prairie & stoped several ...
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    August 21, 1839 August 22, 1839 August 23, 1839 August 24, 1839
  • Page 56

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    the Rev Mr DeWolf an Episcopal Minister in the afternoon. The meeting assembled in the afternoon & the Rev Mr DeWolf deliverd a short discourse from Hebrews 6 ch 1 & 2 verses we herd nothing vary objectionable in his discourse of course he is not a mormon June 12, 1843 ~ Monday 12th I spent the day at my house June 13, 1843 ~ Tuesday 13th I started in company with several others to go out on the prairie to ...
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    June 13, 1843 June 14, 1843 June 15, 1843 December 6, 1843
  • Page 57

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    June 16, 1843 ~ Friday 16th I went onto the Prairie & Planted corn & had some conversation with Br Chena concerning his dog that bit me I informed him that I should not be satisfyd unless he would kill his dog as he was dangerous & had bitten several persons June 17, 1843 ~ Saturday 17th I spent the day diging my well June 18, 1843 ~ Sunday 18th Sunday I attended meeting at the Temple Elder
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    June 16, 1843 June 17, 1843 June 18, 1843
  • Page 1

    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 18. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) IN tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family for more than three gen- erations. My great grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, and possessed an iron constitution and performed a great amount of manual labor nearly up ...
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    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 March 11, 1814 March 12, 1816 June 1, 1816 June 19, 1818 March 22, 1820 June 19, 1821 November 25, 1827 December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835 January 18, 1835 January 19, 1835 July 1, 1838 October 18, 1838 August 4, 1841
  • Page 301

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    June 27, 1871 G. A. Smith spoke 17 M President Young 45 M we then took Dinner I went with Wilford to lay out a place to build a House, we then started & drove over the Mountain to Laketown 22 Miles We held a Meeting in the Bowery the grass hoppers eat up all the grain in the place. Brother T W Elebeck opened By prayer President Young spoke 35 Minuts he said 27 years ago today Joseph ...
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    June 28, 1871 June 29, 1871 June 30, 1871 July 1, 1871 July 2, 1871
  • Page 7

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    ^Had authority^ to administer in the ordinances of the House of the Lord but believed that it was our privilege through faith, prayer, & fasting to heal the sick, & cast out devils by the laying on of hands which was the case under his administration as numbers could testify. I was living in this state of mind & in this faith & belief looking for the coming forth of the Church of Christ when I heard of what was called Mormonism. In 1832 I was loudly called ...
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    December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834
  • Page 4

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 2

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    when we met, we both told our impressions, and it caused us to wonder and marvel and wonder, what the Lord wanted of us in Rhode Island; but as we had made preparations to move to the West, we let outward circumstances control us, and Jonah-like, instead of going to Rhode Island, we went to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, and there remained until the 29th day of Dec., ^29,^ 1833, before ^when^ I heard Elder Zerah Pulsiper ...
  • Page 8

    Part of Autobiography Notes 1892 Deseret News

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    L. D. S. Historian's Office, P. O. BOX 1678. Salt Lake City, Utah, [blank] 189 my Aunt, Helen Wheeler. In May, 1830, I took charge of the flouring mill of Mr. Collins, at manufacturer south Canton, Conn. In March 1831 I took charge of flouring mill of Richard B Cowles, New Hartford, Conn. In spring of 1832, with my brother Azmon, I went to Richland, Oswego ...
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    December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834
  • Page 3

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. [Column 1] ing the Farmington Mills, until I was twenty years of age. In April, 1827, I took the flouring mill of my aunt, Hellen Wheeler, which I at- tended three years. In May, 1830, I took charge of the flouring mill of Mr. Col- lins, the ax manufacturer, in South Can- ton, Connecticut. At the end of one year it was demolished to make way for other machinery. In March, 1831, I took charge ...
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    December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834