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Moses Cheney

Death: Died
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Son of Elias Cheney and Sarah Cheney
Husband of Abigail Cheney
Father of Oren B. Cheney, Bates College; Person Cheney, Governor, U.S. Senator; Elias H. Cheney and Sarah Burbank Abbott

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About Moses Cheney

Moses Cheney (January 31, 1793 – July 17, 1875) was an abolitionist, printer and legislator from New Hampshire.

Cheney was born in 1793 in Thornton, New Hampshire. Cheney entered the paper printing business in Holderness (later renamed Ashland). On June 23, 1816 he married Abigail (Morrison) Cheney (b.1796). Moses Cheney served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad at his home in Peterborough where he hosted Frederick Douglass on several occasions. Cheney was also the original printer of The Morning Star, an abolitionist Freewill Baptist newspaper. Cheney's son Oren Cheney was the founder and first president of Bates College in Maine, and Moses' son Person Cheney served as a U.S. Senator and Governor of New Hampshire. Moses Cheney died on July 17, 1875, and was buried in Ashland.

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Moses Cheney's Timeline

Age 23
February 25, 1828
Age 35
Holderness (now Ashland), Grafton, New Hampshire, United States
Age 39
Age 82