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Rev Rufus Ellis Cheney
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Birth: May 4, 1780
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1869
New Berlin
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA

Cheney, Rev. Rufus, was born in
Antrim, N. H., May 4, 1780. He began
to preach when about twenty-three years
of age, and was ordained in 1810. After
residing for a time in Vermont, near St.
Johnsbury, he moved to Attica, N. Y.,
where, with the assistance of Rev. N.
Brown, he was instrumental in gathering
a church. During his three years at
that place it increased to 120 members.
In 1817 he settled in Porter, 0hio, and
organized a small church, which soon
numbered more than 100. In his
labors the Little Scioto Quarterly Meeting had its
origin. Returning to New York, he ministered
to the Attica church several
years, and built there a house of worship.
In 1837 he settled in Wisconsin, where
he organized the New Berlin church in
1840, and the Honey Creek church in
1841,-the first churches gathered in the
state. He was the father of the Honey
Creek Quarterly Meeting, and, with Cary and others,took an important part in building up
the Wisconsin Yearly Meeting. He enjoyed the
confidence of all who knew him. The
remembrance of him is blessed. Aug.
30, r869, he departed this life to dwell
with the redeemed in heaven. In early
life he was married to Prudy Piper, also
of New Hampshire.They had ten children.
Family links: 
  Ruth Cheney (____ - 1855)
  John Cheney (1807 - 1904)*
  Harry Benedict Cheney (1815 - 1909)*
  Rufus Cheney (1818 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunnyside Cemetery
New Berlin
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Alton Loveless
Record added: Feb 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34097014
Rev Rufus Ellis Cheney
Added by: Alton Loveless
Rev Rufus Ellis Cheney
Added by: Alton Loveless
Rev Rufus Ellis Cheney
Added by: Alton Loveless
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The historic Cheney home was sold to my grandfather Milton Cooper in 1927.
- Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 Added: Apr. 13, 2017

- Marie Ward Mills
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
Rev. Cheney, you were a true pioneer and missionary at heart. Your desire to carry the gospel to regions beyond, speaks of your dedication to your calling. You were a leader indeed. I'm pleased to visit your memorial. May you rest in eternal peace.
- wvy
 Added: Feb. 27, 2009

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