I am a descendant of Franklin S. Cheney. He was my grandfather's grandfather. Franklin's father was David B. Cheney and he had 2 brothers, David B. Jr and James Loring. David B. also had 2 daughters from a previous marriage. David B. was a baptist minister for Eleventh Baptist church in Philadelphia around 1858. I have a journal of letters that he wrote to his wife when he went to Europe in July of 1858. My grandfather verified that David B. went to California soon after that and I also have a letter written by his wife, Sarah Constance Hopkins, to her aunt from San Francisco.