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Husband:  Elijah CHENEY
Birth:  14 Sep 1785, Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA
Death:  3 Nov 1863, Centerville, Davis Co., UT
Disposition:  buried Centerville City Cemetery, Davis Co., UT
Military Service:  War of 1812
Religion:  baptized a Mormon, ordained an Elder in 1833
Father:  John CHENEY (1756-1793), s/o Oliver CHENEY (1722-    ) of Pomfret, Windham Co., CT
Mother:  Elizabeth GRANGER, d/o Zaccheus GRANGER (1733-c1812)
Marriage-1:  ca. 1805-10
Wife-1:  Anna PARTRIDGE
Marriage-2:  14 Mar 1811
Wife-2:  Achsa THOMPSON
Birth:  23 May 1789, Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA
Death:  1 Dec 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL
Father:  Joseph THOMPSON
Mother:  Margaret CROSSETT
Marriage-3 said to be:  1845, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL, but given Achsa's death date, an 1845 marriage seems a bit soon
Wife-3:  Sarah HARMON
Birth:  21 Oct 1786, Rupert, Bennington Co., VT
Death:  22 Aug 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT
Disposition:  buried Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake Co., UT
Other spouse:  m1. 1810, Bennington Co., VT, Oliver HARMON
Father:  Martin HARMON (1758-1845)
Mother:  Tryphena POOLE (1758-1810)
Child with Anna PARTRIDGE:
1.  (Daughter A) CHENEY, b. 1804-1810, probably closer to 1810
Children with Achsa THOMPSON:
said to be born in Bethany, Genesee Co., NY:
  2.  David CHENEY, b. 19 May 1812; death 7 Apr 1865 or 15 Jun 1867, Centerville, Alameda Co., CA
  3.  Elizabeth CHEENEY, b. 7 Jun 1814; d. 1851

said to be born in Sempronius, Cayuga Co., NY:
  4.  James CHENEY, b. 2 Jun 1816; d. 14 Aug 1833
  5.  Zacheus CHENEY, b. 22 Apr 1818 
  6.  Margaret CHENEY, b. 28 Feb 1820; d. 1897

said to be born in Scott, Cortland Co., NY:
  7.  Erastus CHENEY, b. 25 May 1822; d. 28 May 1822
  8.  John CHENEY, b. 27 Apr 1824; d. 15 Mar 1875, Richville, Morgan Co., UT
  9.  Mary Delina CHENEY, b. 2 Aug 1826; d. 27 Nov 1828
10.  Sarah Delina CHENEY, b. 28 Jul 1829; d. 19 May 1899
11.  Joseph Thompson CHENEY, b. 22 Apr 1833; d. 30 Sep 1897, Laketown, Rich Co., UT

Children with Mrs. Sarah HARMON:
None Sarah was too old to bear any children with Elijah.
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Year Location Event
1785 MA: Berkshire Co.: Great Barrington birth of Elijah CHENEY
1786 VT: Bennington Co.: Rupert birth of Sarah HARMON
1789 MA: Hampshire Co.: Pelham birth of Achsa THOMPSON
1805-10   marriage of Elijah CHENEY & Anna PARTRIDGE
1805-10   birth of Daughter A
by 1810   death of Anna (PARTRIDGE) CHENEY
1810 Census   not found
1811   marriage of Elijah CHENEY & Achsa THOMPSON
War of 1812   Elijah CHENEY serves one year
1812 NY: Genesee Co.: Bethany birth of son, David
1814 NY: Genesee Co.: Bethany birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1814-16 to Sempronius, NY family apparently moved
1816 NY: Cayuga Co.: Sempronius birth of son, James
1818 NY: Cayuga Co.: Sempronius birth of son, Zacheus
1820 NY: Cayuga Co.: Sempronius birth of daughter, Margaret
1820 Census NY: Cayuga Co.: Sempronius Elijah CHEENEY, head-of-household
1824 to Scott, NY family said to have moved, but either this year is wrong
or the birthplace of Erastus is wrong, and probably that
of John, as well
1822/1822 NY: Cortland Co.: Scott birth and death of son, Erastus
1824 NY: Cortland Co.: Scott birth of son, John
1826/1828 NY: Cortland Co.: Scott birth and death of daughter, Mary
1829 NY: Cortland Co.: Scott birth of daughter, Sarah
1830 Census  NY: Cortland Co.: Scott Elijah CHENEY, head-of-household
1833 NY: Cortland Co.: Scott birth of son, Joseph
1833 NY: Oswego Co.: Richmond Elijah CHENEY preaches to Wilford WOODRUFF
c1835 to Kirtland, OH family said to have moved
1840 Census where?  
1845 IL: Hancock Co.: Nauvoo death of Achsah (THOMPSON) CHENEY 
1845/6 IL: Hancock Co.: Nauvoo marriage of Elijah CHENEY to Mrs. Sarah HARMON
1846 to Utah family moves
1850 Census UT: Great Salt Lake Co. Elijah CHENEY, head-of-household enumerated twice
1859 UT: Great Salt Lake Co.: Salt Lake City death of Sarah (HARMON) CHENEY
1860 Census UT: Davis Co.: Centerville  Elijah CHENERY, head-of-household 
1862 List UT: Davis Co.: Centerville Elijah CHENEY
1863 UT: Davis Co.: Centerville death of Elijah CHENEY


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Birth: 14 Sep 1785, Great Barrington, Berkshire, England; Death: 3 Nov 1863, Centerville, Davis, Ut
Father: John CHENEY; Mother: Elizabeth GRANGER
Spouse: Achsa THOMPSON; Marriage 14 Mar 1811
Birth: 23 May 1789, Pelham, Hampshire; Death: 1 Dec 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Father: Joseph THOMPSON; Margaret CROSETT
Spouse: Mrs. Sarah HARMON
Spouse: Anna PARTRIDGE
Source: patron submission
David "J" CHENEY; Birth: 19 May 1812, Bethany, Chtq, Ny; 15 Jun 1867 or 7 Apr 1865, Centerville, Alameda, Ca
Elizabeth CHEENEY; Birth: 7 Jun 1814, Bethany, Genesee, Ny; Death 1851
James CHENEY; Birth: 2 Jun 1816, Sempronius, Cayuga, Ny; Death: 14 Aug 1833
Zacheus CHENEY; Birth: 22 Apr 1818, Sempronius, Cayuga, Ny; Death: 7 Mar 1898, Centerville, Davis Co., Ut
Margaret CHENEY; Birth: 28 Feb 1820, Sempronius, Cayuga, Ny; Death: 1897
Erastus CHENEY; Birth: 25 May 1822, Scott, Cortland, Ny; Death: 28 May 1822
John CHENEY; Birth: 27 Apr 1824, Scott, Cortland, Ny; Death: 15 Mar 1875, Richville, Morgan, Utah
Mary Delina CHENEY; Birth: 2 Aug 1826, Scott, Cortland; Death: 27 Nov 1828
Sarah Delina CHENEY; Birth: 28 Jul 1829, Scott, Cortland; Death: 19 May 1899
Joseph Thompson CHENEY; Birth: 22 Apr 1833, Scott, Cortland; Death: 30 Sep 1897, Laketown, Rich, Ut
John CHENEY; Birth: 7 Apr 1834, Scott, Cortland; Death: 15 Mar 1875, Richville, Morgan, Ut

Father: Elijah CHENEY; Mother: Achsa THOMPSON
Source: patron submission

Anna PARTRIDGE appears to have been Elijah's first spouse, not his last.  The second John CHENEY does not show up with our subject in the 1850 census, so he appears to be an erroneous duplicate, possibly the result of typos.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 32; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 NY Cayuga Co. Sempronius Roll M33_68 p. 156 Ln. 3 Elijah Cheeney 300010-11010-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Zacheus (b. 1818)
= James (b. 1816)
= David (b. 1812)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Elijah (b. 1785)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Elizabeth (b. 1814)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Achsa (b. 1789)
1 person engaged in agriculture

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 18; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NY Cortland Co. Scott Twp. Roll M19_88 p. 140 Ln. 12 Elijah Cheney 011 200 100 - 101 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = John (b. 1824) 
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Zacheus (b. 1818)
= James (b. 1816)
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = David (b. 1812)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Elijah (b. 1785) 
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Sarah (b. 1829)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Margaret (b. 1820)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Elizabeth (b. 1814)
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Achsa (b. 1789) 

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  can't find.  According to the bios, Elijah CHENEY should be in Kirtland, OH.

5a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #126 of 180):  Great Salt Lake Co., UT, Roll M432_919, p. 84B, 233/233 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen this film is barely readable; no header information):
Elijah Cheney 65 M Laborer 200 Mass
Sarah 64 F     Ver
Levi N 21 M     Penn
Sarah 16 F     "
Levi and the younger Sarah are children of the elder Sarah from her prior marriage.

5b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #133 of 180):  Great Salt Lake Co., UT, Roll M432_919, p. 88A, 292/292 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Elijah Cheney 65 M Laborer 200 Mass
Getting enumerated twice is rare, but it does happen.  He is shown here living alone, but was he maintaining two domiciles and concealing a polygamous relationship?

6.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #10 of 12):  Centerville P.O., Centerville, Davis Co., UT, Roll 1313 (Book 1), p. 366, PN 33, 225/205, enumerated 18 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Zachus Cheny 42 M   Farmer 1500 1500 N Y
Amanda    " 26 F         Penn
Mary      "  9 F         Cal
Emma R    "  5 F         "
Frances H "  2 F         U T
Elijah    " 74 M   Laborer     Mass
Jno       " 36 M         N Y
Frank Johnson 18 M         Denmark

7.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1860 (Broderbund CD-318):
1862 Chenery, E. UT Davis Co. Centerville

8.  Utah State Historical Society, compilers.  2000. Utah Cemetery Inventory.  Utah State Hist. Soc., Salt Lake City, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Elijah Cheney
Gender: M
Birth Date: 14 September 1785
Birth Place: Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Death Date: 0 0 1863
Death Place: Centerville, Davis, Utah
Burial Date: 0 0 1863
Cemetery: Centerville City Cemetery
Source: Sexton Records / Grant
Grave Location: UK4
Relatives: Spouse Thompson, Achsa
Seems odd that they only mentioned Achsa. 

9.  Orson F. Whitney.  1892-94.  History of Utah.  4 vols.  G.Q. Cannon & Sons, Salt Lake City, UT (online at Ancestry.com). Biographical sketch of Zacheus Cheney. 

10.  Andrew Jenson.  1901.  LDS Biographical Encyclopedia: a Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women inthe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Andrew Jenson History Co., Salt Lake City, UT (online at Ancestry.com).  Biographical sketch of Zaccheus Cheney. 

11.  Kate Carter.  1952.  Treasures of Pioneer History.  Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, UT (online at Ancestry.com). Biographical sketch of Zacheus Cheney. 

12.  International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers.  1996. Our Pioneer Heritage.  Infobases, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT (online at Ancestry.com).
Vol. 10.
Stories of Yesteryear
President Wilford Woodruff

In 1832 [Wilford Woodruff] ... with his brother, Azmon Woodruff ... moved to the State of New York [Richmond, Oswego Co] ... December 29, 1833, over a year from the time they left Connecticut, two "Mormon" Elders, Zera Pulsipher and Elijah Cheney, came to that section of country preaching that an angel had visited the earth, restored the everlasting gospel, and that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of the Lord.  Wilford and Azmon Woodruff, who went to hear them preach, immediately received a testimony of the genuineness of their message, and offered themselves for baptism.

13.  Sources harvested from files online at WorldConnect:
Backman & Cook eds. Kirtland Elders' Record (1985), Appendix, p.76
Elijah CHENEY (1785-1863). Born at Great Barrington, Berkshire Co, MA. Served mission to NY 1833. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society 1837. Migrated to MO by 1838. Expelled. High priest endowed in Nauvoo Temple Jan 1846. Died at Centerville, Davis Co, UT.

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