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Aaron Cheney, Sr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berwick, York, Maine, USA
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber, Utah
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin C Cheney; Benjamin Cheney, Sr.; Eunice Hubbard and Eunice Cheney
Husband of Mehitable Cheney and Sarah Griffith
Father of Selah Cheney; Amasa F. Cheney; Infant Cheney; Olive Mehitable McBride; Infant Cheney and 12 others
Brother of Betsey Cheney; Sarah Cheney; Olive Cheney; Heard Cheney; Moses Cheney and 8 others

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About Aaron Cheney, Sr

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Cheney, Aaron

Birth Date: 14 July 1787 Death Date: 22 Sep. 1861 Gender: Male Age: 62 Company: George A. Smith/Dan Jones Company (1849)

SOURCE: http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/1,15791,4018-1-4398,00.html

-------------------- Aaron Cheney, was born 14th July 1787 and married Mehitable Wells on 14 August 1807. (Mehitable was born in Bolton, Laneshire, England, January 1, 1787.

When Aaron Cheney was but a small boy, his father Benjamin, moved to Granby, Vermont. As Aaron grew, he became a prosperous farmer and also the owner of a foundry where several men were employed and where large quantities of cast iron were produced. When he was twenty years of age he married Mehitable Wells on August 14, 1807.

Aaron and his wife were both religiously inclined and were faithful members of the Methodist Church until they were visited by the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith and Orson Pratt who taught them the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They were baptized members of this church in the year 1831.

In 1835 they moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where their ten-year-old son, Elam, was baptized in the Shegran River by Elder Deamascus Carter. They purchased a farm located about two miles southeast of where the Kirtland Temple was built.

Aaron, taught his son Elam how to manage the farm, how to handle the iron and work at the blacksmith forge in the foundry which his father built. He also taught him how to build a wagon, make the wheels, how to make a gristmill for making flour, and how to farm.

The grave site of Aaron Cheney is located in the Ogden city Cemetery. He was the son of Benjamin and Eunice Hubbard Cheney. Aaron was the first Cheney to join the LDS Church.

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Aaron Cheney, Sr's Timeline

1787
July 14, 1787
Berwick, York, Maine, USA
1807
August 14, 1807
Age 20
Essex, Vermont, USA
1809
1809
Age 21
Marshfield, Washington, Vermont, United States
1810
January 28, 1810
Age 22
Marshfield, Washington, Vermont
1813
1813
Age 25
Marshfield,Washington,VT
1817
May 15, 1817
Age 29
Freedom, Chatteragus, New York, Usa
1819
1819
Age 31
Freedom,Cattaraugus,NY
1820
1820
Age 32
Freedom,Cattaraugus,NY
1822
March 5, 1822
Age 34
Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York, USA
March 5, 1822
Age 34
Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York, USA