|Date of Birth||February 6, 1827|
|Place of Birth||Pennsylvania|
Chauncey West was born on February 6, 1827 in Pennsylvania. He died on Jan 9, 1870 (age 42). This nineteenth-century Mormon leader served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sri Lanka in addition to being well known for leading the Utah Territory branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was born and raised in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, but he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was in the middle of his teens. After that, he resided in Illinois, Nebraska, and then eventually Utah. During the time that the Central Pacific’s Transcontinental Railroad was being constructed, he was successful in finding employment opportunities for his fellow Mormons in the state of Utah. He wed nine different women and became a father to almost forty offspring so that he might fulfil the mandate of his church, which mandated polygamy.