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Cheney, Elijah


14 Sept. 1785–3 Nov. 1863. Farmer, laborer. Born at Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Cheney and Elizabeth Granger. Married Achsa Thompson, 14 Mar. 1811. Moved to Bethany, Genesee Co., New York, by 1812; to Sempronius, Cayuga Co., New York, by 1816; and to Scott, Cortland Co., New York, by 1822. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 Feb. 1832. Ordained an elder. Served mission to New York, 1833. Defendant in case of JS for the use of J. Hitchcock and J. R. Hitchcock v. Cheney. Moved to Missouri, 1838. Ordained a high priest. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, by 1850. Moved to Centerville, Davis Co., Utah Territory, by 1860. Died in Centerville.