Hurd Cheney was born 16 September 1791 in Granby, Essex County, Vermont, United States to Benjamin Cheney (1763-1840) and Eunice Hubbard (1757-1794) and died 12 August 1861 at the David Cannon 1861 Pioneer Company of unspecified causes. He married Susannah Goff (1792-1825) circa 1811 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. He married Clarissa Damond (1792-1830) 7 May 1826 . He married Phoebe Ballard (1794-) 1831 . He married Hannah Crannell (1789-1868) 1847 in Illinois. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland.


1861 Wagon Train


Greene with his family were participants in the David Cannon 1861 Pioneer Company, a 79 day wagon train traveling from Florence (now Omaha, Nebraska) to Salt Lake City in the early summer. It was the first of 12 such wagon trains of the year. It was a large train of 68 wagons and nearly 300 passengers led by a young 23-year old missionary returning home from England, Elder David H Cannon. Several diary/biographical accounts exist.

Hurd Cheney was one of the few fatalities of the Pioneer Cpmpany. He died before they reached their destination, passing away at the Sweetwater River Three Crossings, just one month shy of his 70th birthday. The rest of his family continued onwards.


Offspring of Hurd Cheney and Susannah Goff (1792-1825)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Cheney (1818-1880)
Mariah Cheney (1820-1890)
Malinda Cheney (1822-1900) 29 November 1822 Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York 8 November 1900 Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah Clark Higley (1813-1900)

Milton Cheney (1825-1904) 8 January 1825 Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States 23 October 1904 Ulysses, Butler County, Nebraska, United States Lucinda Maria Osborne (1827-1880)

Offspring of Hurd Cheney and Phoebe Ballard (1794-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Melvin Jacob Cheney (1832-1911)
Mansel D Cheney (1834-1869)
Melvina E Cheney (1839-1888)


Offspring of Benjamin Cheney, Sr. and Eunice Hubbard (1757-1794)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Aaron Cheney (1787-1861) 14 July 1787 Berwick, York County, Maine, United States 23 May 1861 Ogden, Weber County, Utah Territory, United States Mehitable Wells (1787-1869)

Hurd Cheney (1791-1861) 16 September 1791 Granby, Essex County, Vermont, United States 12 August 1861 Sweetwater River Three Crossings, Fremont County, Wyoming Susannah Goff (1792-1825)
Clarissa Damond (1792-1830)
Phoebe Ballard (1794-)
Hannah Crannell (1789-1868)

Moses Cheney (1793-)
Anna Cheney (1796-1856)
Ephraim Cheney (1798-1872)
Benjamin Cheney (1803-1882)
Eunice Cheney (1806-1889)


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