Cheney, Martin, a Free-will Baptist minister, was born at Dover, Mass., Aug. 29, 1792. He early developed a remarkable thirst for knowledge, .was converted in. June, 1821, and having joined the Free- Will Baptists, was set apart to the. work of the ministry by the Union Conference, in April, 1825. He commenced his public labors in Olneville, in the neighborhood of Providence, R. I., where after a long period of eminent success, he died, Jan. 3, 1852. Mr. Cheney as well known 'and highly esteemed in his own denomination, while his Christian and catholic spirit endeared him to other circles. - See Day, Memoirs; Barrett Memoirs of Eminent Preachers, p. 125-132.