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Pvt Zacheus Cheney

Pvt Zacheus Cheney

Birth
Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death 7 Mar 1898 (aged 79)
Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot A-33-6-6
Memorial ID 49472 · View Source
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Son of Elijah Cheney & Achsa Thompson

Married Amanda Miller Evans, 10 Jan 1853, San Francisco, California

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
Volume 4

Cheney, Zaccheus, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Company B, was born April 22, 1818, at Semponeous, Cayuga Co., New York, a son of Elijah Cheney. His father served one year in the war of 1812. Jared Carter preached, baptized and organized a branch of the Church in Onondaga County, N.Y., Elder Cheney's father being one of the number. In 1835 the family moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where Zaccheus first saw the Prophet Joseph Smith. Elder Cheney worked on the Temple, attended the Hebrew School, and was a member of the Nauvoo Legion. He was in Nauvoo when some of the saints crossed the Mississippi River on the ice, and soon after Nauvoo was nearly evacuated. He crossed the river at Fort Madison May 3, 1846, and overtook the saints at Mount Pisgah, where he joined the Mormon Battalion and marched with them to California. After his discharge he remained in San Francisco and helped to burn the first brick made in that city. He married Mary Ann Fisher July 11, 1848, and on Dec. 25, 1850, his wife gave birth to a daughter. The wife died Jan. 1, 1851, and was buried near the San Jose Mission. Brother Cheney came to Utah in 1857 (Nov. 3rd) and died at Centerville, Davis Co., March 7, 1898.



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  • Maintained by: Schott Family
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49472
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Zacheus Cheney (22 Apr 1818–7 Mar 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49472, citing Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Schott Family (contributor 46932087) .