1776–1856

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 15, 1776, Ha­ver­hill, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Au­gust 9, 1856, Shef­field, Ver­mont.

Buried: Kel­sey-Mor­rill Ce­me­te­ry, Der­by, Ver­mont.

Biography

Cheney was the hus­band of Ab­i­gail Leav­itt.

[He] lived in San­born­ton, New Hamp­shire. He con­vert­ed to Christ­i­an­i­ty af­ter the death of his three year old son.

He at­tend­ed Gil­man­ton Acad­e­my in or­der to be­come a min­is­ter. He lat­er moved to New Dur­ham and was as­so­ci­at­ed with Rev. B. Ran­dall, the found­er of the Free Will Bap­tist de­no­mi­na­tion.

He lat­er moved back to San­bor­ton Bay, then Gil­man­ton, Mer­e­dith, Brent­wood, and fin­al­ly Der­by, Ver­mont, serv­ing as a min­is­ter for about fif­ty years.

Diane Sha­pi­ro

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