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Mehitable Wells Cheney
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1787
Amenia
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1869
Grantsville
Tooele County
Utah, USA

Written bio in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers: Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, 550. vol. 1 birthdate and place: 31 Jan 1787; Armenia, Dutches,[sic] NY Death date and place:30 Nov. 1869; Grantsville, Tooele county, Utah Parents; [Deacon] Selah Wells / Mehetable Tuthill
Pioneer: 27 Oct 1849; George A Smith Wagon Train
spouse: Aaron Cheney
married:1813-14 [sealed 16 Jan 1840] living death of spouse:22 sep 1861 in Ogden, Weber county, Utah
children: Selah, 1814; Amos, 1816; Olive Mehetable, 15 may 1817; Oren 1819; Aaron, 1821-23; Elam, 16 May 1825; Ezekiel Wells, 13 June 1828; Hurd, 1829 [possible child of the above]; Ephriam,[sic] 1831 [possible child of the above] Mehetable was born in New York 1787. When she was about 26 years old, she met and married Aaron Cheney, who was born in Maine and grew to manhood in Vermont.
they made their home in Marshfield, Vermont, then to Freedom, Cattaragus county, New York, in 1817, where his father's family was located. Here they gained possession of several lots of land and built and operated an iron foundry with a large crew of men. He produced great quantities of cast iron.
The [they were]Methodists until they were visited by the Prophet Joseph Smith and Elder Orson Pratt. they received the gospel and were baptized as members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831.
in 1835, they moved to Kirtland, Ohio, purchased a farm. after building a house, he built an iron foundry in their new place.
they were driven from Kirtland in July 1838, joining the company known as the Kirtland Camp and traveled to Nauvoo, where they helped build the temple.
the Cheney's were driven from beautiful Nauvoo leaving behind their home and their valuables. taking with them the clothes they were wearing and what they soul carry with them.
they met with the Saints at Winter Quarters and they traveled in the George A Smith Wagon Train company Oct 27, 1849 Mehetable first settled in Ogden, in the Mound Fort district/ When Johnson's Army was sent to Utah they had a stressful three months, living mostly on sego bulbs.
After that period, Aaron's health failed rapidly. At the age of eighty four, on Sept 22., 1861, he died and was buried in the Ogden City Cemetery/ Mehetable went to Grantsville, to be with family. she passes away there Nov. 30, 1869. Mehetable was a frail but an industrious woman.
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 Spouse:
  Aaron Cheney (1787 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Amasa F. Cheney (1809 - 1870)*
  Olive Mehitable Cheney McBride (1817 - 1907)*
  Elam Cheney (1825 - 1912)*
  Ezekiel Wells Cheney (1828 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grantsville City Cemetery
Grantsville
Tooele County
Utah, USA
Plot: Blk. G, Section 2, Lot L-4. grave E2
 
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Record added: Sep 19, 2008
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to my 3rd great grandmother: Bless you for all your sacrifices to join the LDS church and give your children that legacy. As hard as your life was, you made a good life for your children and husband. Thank you for leaving me this legacy.
- Helen Chene'
 Added: Mar. 2, 2015
Rest in peace GGG-Grandmother Cheney.
- Thomas Lamar Farnum Jr
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014
For my 4th Great Grandmother.
- David Metcalf
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013
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