Per my original post,I'm not related and if you'd like to see if there's added info on individual, try the post referred to that may have other extracts from newspaper of that era.For example, using CALIFORNIA & CHENEY as search criteria quick check of that URL resulted in multiple possibles, one which is following: //////////////////////////// Stockton Daily Independent September 1861
>>Monday, 30 Sept 1861<<
EDWARD H. BONNEY -- The day set for the execution at San Leandro, of Edward H. BONNEY, for the murder of his partner (or principal), HIRSCH, was Friday last. The Rev. Mr. CHENEY, his spiritual adviser, was with him on Wednesday last. But the execution did not take place on the day set, the Supreme Court having granted a supersedeas in his case, which will be argued today. ///////////////////////////////////////
Suggest you try similar approach and see if there's anything of interest.