Cheney, Samuel Willard
Cheney, Samuel Willard, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Milton, Vt., Dec. 2,1816. He prepared for college at the Scientific Institute of Brandon graduated at Middllebury College ii 1840; entered Princeton Seminary in the fall of 1843, but, before completing his course, became a private tutor in Kentucky; afterwards returned to Princeton Seminary; spent some time there and went again to Kentucky and was licensed by the Presbytery of Transylvania, April 9, 1845. He was ordained and installed pastor of a church in Springfield, the. same year, and continued to labor there nine years; next spent a year in Winchester, and then was installed pastor of Mulberry Church, Shelby County, in 1856. In 1861 he accepted a call to Winchester, where, in addition to his pastoral labors, he. had. charge of a large and flourishing school for young ladies, till 1870. Two years later he went to Missouri, and took charge of a young ladies' school at Clinton, and while there, had a connection with the Lafayette Presbytery. He next went to Sardis, Miss.; engaged both in teaching and. preaching; was- installed pastor there in 1873; .also supplied the Church at Coldwater till his. death at Sardis, May 8, 1876. Mr. Cheney's knowledge was extensive and varied. His preaching was pure, logical, simple, and earnest. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1878, p. 54.