Malinda Cheney Higley was born 29 November 1822 in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States to Hurd Cheney (1791-1861) and Susannah Goff (1792-1825) and died 8 November 1900 Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Clark Higley (1813-1900) 9 September 1837 in Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, United States.
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.