William H. (William Henry) Chaffee.

The Chaffee genealogy, embracing the Chafe, Chafy, Chafie, Chafey, Chafee, Chaphe, Chaffie, Chaffey, Chaffe, Chaffee descendants of Thomas Chaffe, of Hingham, Hull, Rehoboth and Swansea, Massachusets; also certain lineages from families in the United States, Canada and England, not descended from Th online

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his wife of South Wilbraham" sold to William Martin, Jr., of Woodstock, twenty
eight acres of land and a mansion house there for £70. September 3, 1769, he
gave to his son-in-law, Phineas Stebbins, "in consideration of that love and good-
will which I do bear to son-in-law Phineas Stebbins, husbandman of Wilbraham "
certain lots of land in that place. Three days later he sold to his son Simeon for
£6, land there. May 30, 1770, a list of sittings in the Wilbraham Congregational
Church states that "John Chaffee and wife," -mth. six others, occupied pew number
twenty-six. March 14, 1772, he sold to his son Amos, land in Wilbraham for £20.
An agreement made in Wilbraham in 1774, not to purchase English-made goods,
was signed by John Chaffee and one hundred and twenty-four other men. The
farm on which John Chaffe lived in Wilbraham was inherited by his son Simeon,
and from him, by his son Emery.

In the old burying-ground in Hampden (formerly South Wilbraham) lie the
remains of John Chaffe and his wife, their gravestones bearing the foUo-^dng in-
scriptions:



7G THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

" In memory of

Mr John (."haffe

who departed this life

Janry 2nd 1796
aged 89 years 11 mos
and 12 days
My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last trumpets joyful sound
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise
And in my Saviours image rise."

"In memory of
Mrs. Mehitabel wife of

Mr John Chaffe

who departed this life

Jun [or Jan] 29th 1803

aged 96 years & 26 days

I shall behold the face

Of my forgiving God

And stand complete in righteousness

Washed in my Saviours blood,"

Children, born in Woodstock:

270 i Mehitable ^ Chaffe, born February 24, 1732-3 ; died November 22, 1815 ;

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, July 29,
1733; with six others occupied pew number four in the Congre-
gational Church, Wilbraham, July 3, 1770; buried in South Wil-
braham (now Hampden) ; unmarried.

271 ii Esther Chaffe, born January 14, 1734-5; married Joseph Chaffe.

(See 239.)
+ 272 iii Simeon Chaffe, born January 22, 1736-7; married Love Davis.

273 iv Anna Chaffe, born ]\Iay 1, 1739; died young; baptized in the First

Congregational Church, Woodstock, ]\Iay 6, 1739.

274 v Amy Chaffe, born March 2, 1740; with five others, occupied pew

number thirty in the gallery, women's side, in the Congregational

Church, Wilbraham.
+ 275 vi Amos Chaffe, born August 9, 1744; married .Anna Brown.
+ 276 vii Anna Chaffe, probably born about 1747-8; married Phineas Stebbins.

90 Benjamin ^ Chaffe (Joseph, ^ Joseph, 2 Thomas^) was born in Swansea, Mass.,
September 11, 1710, and died after 1774. He married (1) in Ashford, Conn.,
November 2, 1738, Hannah Chapman, who died there, January 18, 1739-40. He
married (2) in Ashford, February 25, 1741, Priscilla Green of ^Mansfield, Conn.,
who died in Ashford, September 6, 1768. The follomng is from the records of the
First Congregational Church in Ashford, having been entered by its first minister.
Reverend James Hall:

"April 1742. Then was also Priscilla Chaffee the wife of Benjamin Chaffee,
accepted by the Brethern voting, as Dismissed or Recommended to us to be
received into our communion. She having for several years been in full com-
munion in the Church of Christ in Mansfield as the Rev. Mr. Williams his Pastoral
letter declares."

Benjamin Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock,
Conn., July 16, 1732. March 12, 1735-6, he was living in Woodstock when his
father "sold" him "for Love and Goodwill & Effection " one hundred acres of
land in Ashford. Here he was living November 10, 1767, when he sold to Elijah
Lyon, eight acres of land in Woodstock for £16, 15s., being part of his share of



FOURTH GENERATION 77

his father's estate. The last mentions of him in the records show him to have
been Uving in Ashford in 1773 and 1774, when he sold there two pieces of property
to his son Francis Green Chaffe, one for £30, 5s., the other for £50. How long
after this he lived is not known.
Child, by first wife :

277 i Benjamin 5 Chaffe, Jr., born in Ashford, January IS, 1739-40; died in

Ashford, September 13, 1740.

Children, by second wife, born in Ashford:

278 ii Hannah Chaffe, died in infancy.

279 iii Abigail Chaffe, born March 26, 1743 ; died ; probably married in Ashford,

January 1, 1771, Jacob Orcutt; she was baptized in the First
Congregational Church, Ashford, September 11, 1743.
+ 280 iv Francis Green Chaffe, born April 6, 1745; married Dorcas Chaffee
(312).

91 James ^ Chaffee (Joseph, ^ Joseph,^ Thomas was born probably in Swansea,
Mass., about 1713, and died in Monson, Mass., May 22, 1799. He was married (1) in
Woodstock, Conn., June 16, 1737, by John Chandler, Esq., Justice of the Peace,
to Beriah Hayden of Woodstock, born February 10, 1715-16, died June 24, 1758,
Her name is found on a list of the members of the Woodstock Congregational
Church as early as October 30, 1743. He married (2) in Killingly, Conn., August
8, 1759, Rhoda Cady of that place. At this time he was living in Woodstock.
She died May 22, 1799, and was buried in the same grave with her husband.
November 4, 1747, Beriah Chaffe, an heir of Reverend John Child of Woodstock,
and James Chaffee, her husband, of the same town, with other heirs of John Child,
sold land to Jacob Child of Woodstock for £415. James Chaffee, a voter of Wood-
stock, was made a Freeman, September 12, 1749. The records of the First Con-
gregational Church of Woodstock, where he lived, show that December 12, 1763,
James "Chaffe" did a day's work for the church for which he was paid 3s. 6d.
He was drafted during the Revolution, but said that he could not leave such a
large family. His son Abial, aged fifteen, stepped forward and, offering to take
his father's place, was accepted. James Chaffee was a farmer.

Children, by first wife, born in Woodstock:

281 i Nathan ^ Chaffee, died October 8, 1750; baptized in the First Con-

gregational Church, Woodstock, September 23, 1739.
+ 282 ii Zebediah Chaffee, born April 11, 1741; married Mehetabel Preston.

283 iii Dorothy Chaffee, born May 6, 1743; died October 27, 1823; baptized

in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 22, 1743.

284 iv Sarah Chaffee, born April 27, 1746 ; married Samuel Chaffee (See 320.)
+ 285 V James Chaffee, Jr., born March 22, 1748; married Sarah Howlett.

+ 286 \'i Nathan Chaffee, born November 17, 1750; married Priscilla Wedge.
287 vii Abigail Chaffee, born January 2, 1753; died; baptized in the First
Congregational Church, Woodstock, ]\Iarch 11, 1753.
+ 288 \'iii Chester Chaffee, born April 6, 1755; married Carohne Walker.
289 ix Calvin Chaffee, born May 12, 1757; died April 25, 1758; baptized
in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 29, 1757.

Children, by second wife, born in Woodstock:
+ 290 X Calvin Chaffee, born February 3, 1760; married Ruth Evidon.
+ 291 xi Abial Chaffee, born August 13, 1761; married Hannah Seargent.
+ 292 xii Charles Chaffee, born June 14, 1763; married Deborah .

293 xiii Lucy Chaffee, born August 18, 1765; died; baptized in the First
Congregational Church, W^oodstock, October 20, 1765.



78 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

294 xiv Martha Chaffee, born June 22, 1768; died April 13, 1772; baptized
in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, July 3, 1768.

+ 295 XV Chadwick Chaffee, born March 16, 1771; married Abigail Moulton.

+ 296 xvi Stephen Chaffee, born September 25, 1773; married Ruth Under-
wood.

297 xvii Patty Chaffee, born April 17, 1776; died in 1845.

298 xviii Jemima Chaffee, born Alay 30, 1778; died.

+ 299 xix Joseph ChafTee, born June 30, 1780; married Clarissa Dunham.
+ 300 XX Leonard Chaffee, born April 11, 1782; married Betsey Xeedham.

92 Abigail '* Chaffe (Joseph,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Swansea, Mass.,
March 15, 1714-5, and died. She was married in Woodstock, Conn., May 22, 1735,
by John Chandler, Justice of the Peace, to Joseph Wright, Jr., born in Andover,
Mass., in 1713. Their intention of marriage was entered in Woodstock, ]\Iarch 1,
1734-5, and they are kno\\Ti to have Hved there until 1759. June 28, 1746, Joseph
Wright of Woodstock sold to Thomas Chaffee of the same place, seventeen acres
of land there for £35.

Children, born in Woodstock, and baptized in the First Congregational Church
there :

301 i Huldah ^ Wright, baptized July 9, 1738.

302 ii Sarah Wright, baptized July 9, 1738.

303 iii Abiel Wright, baptized October 13, 1739.

304 iv Abigail Wright, baptized September 27, 1741; died young.

305 V Samuel Wright, baptized February 17, 1745.

306 vi Hannah Wright, baptized November 10, 1748.

307 vii Abigail Wright, baptized April 8, 1750.

308 viii Benjamin Wright, baptized February 25, 1753.

309 ix Lemuel Wright, baptized May 15, 1757.

93 Thomas "* Chaffee (Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomasi) was born in Swansea, Mass.,
October 18, 1716, and died in Woodstock, Conn., May 3, 1753. He was married
there, September 11, 1740, by John Chandler, Esq., Justice of the Peace, to Dorcas
Abbot, their intention of marriage being entered in Woodstock, August 6, 1740.
She was born December 16, 1713, and died in W^oodstock, August 22, 1798. " Widow
Dorcas Chaffee " was admitted to the First Congregational Church there, January
13, 1763. "Thomas Chaffe, weaver, of Woodstock" received from his father,
January 13, 1745-6, twenty-three acres of land in Woodstock worth £230 as part
of his portion of his father's estate "towards his advancement and settlement in
the world"; on this land he had already "erected a dwelling house." June 28,
1746, he added to this, seventeen acres of land in Woodstock which he bought
of Joseph Wright, Jr., for £35. He lived all his hfe in Woodstock. On his death
one-half of his estate went to his widow, together with the use of the house during
her life; the other half of the estate gomg to his children, Jemima, Dorcas and
Rhoda.

Children, born in Woodstock:

+ 310 i Jemima ^ Chaffee, born May 12, 1741 ; married Hodges.

311 ii Dorcas Chaffee, born May 17, 1744; died August 31, 1746; baptized

in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 27, 1744.

312 iii Dorcas Chaffee, born June 12, 1747; married Francis Green Chaffee.

(See 280.)
+ 313 iv Rhoda Chaffee, married Corbin.



FOURTH GENERATION 79

94 Joseph ^ Chaffee, Jr., (Joseph,^ Joseph,2 Thomas i) died about 1797. He
was married in Woodstock, Conn., December 20, 1741, by John Chandler, Esq.,
Justice of the Peace, to Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Gould. Their
intention of marriage was published December 9, 1741. She was born February
19, 1719. Joseph Chaffee moved from Woodstock to Ashford, Conn., where,
September 3, 1744, his wife was admitted to the First Congregational Church,
by a letter of dismissal from the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, on
whose membership list her name appears in 1740 and 1741. December 31, 1743,
"Joseph Chaffee Jun. of Ashford" received one hundred acres of land in the
southern part of that town as a gift from his father. January 16, 1756, Joseph
and Hannah Chaffee of Ashford quitclaimed for £100, all their right and title in
the estate of Thomas and Rebecca Gould, their parents, to Daniel Marscraft
[Mascraft] of Woodstock. March 13, 1761, "Joseph Chaffe, yeoman, of Ashford"
sold to Nathan Bishop of Woodstock, six acres of land in the south half of that
town for £24.

October 3, 1797, in Ashford, Joseph Briggs, as administrator of the estate of
Joseph Chaffee late of Ashford, appointed men to di\'ide the estate among the
■WTtdow and children, Rebecca Griggs, Sarah Powers, Hannah Broughton and
Jemima Chapman. No mention is made of the son Thomas, so it is presumed
that he was dead, or he would have been one of the heirs-at-law.

Children, all but the fourth known to have been born in Ashford:

314 i Rebecca^ Chaffee, married Griggs; died after 1797; baptized in

the First Congregational Church, Ashford, September 3, 1749.

315 ii Sarah Chaffee, died after 1797; married in W^oodstock, November 25,

1773, Nathan Powers; baptized in the First Congregational Church,
Woodstock, November 17, 1751.

316 iii Thomas Chaffee, died probably before 1797; baptized in the First Con-

gregational Church, Ashford, September 26, 1752.

317 iv Hannah Chaffee, died after 1797; married Broughton.

318 V Jemima Chaffee, died after 1797; married Chapman; baptized in

the First Congregational Church, Ashford, October 16, 1/57.

95 Samuel "* Chaffe (Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born probably in Wood-
stock, Conn., about 1723, and died there, December 14, 1782, in his sixtieth year.
He married (1) in '^Voodstock, August 6, 1746, Susanna Lyon, their intention of
marriage being published May 29, 1746, both being of Woodstock. She died June
9, 1768, and he married (2) ]\Iary Howlett, who died in Woodstock, October 5,
1798. Samuel Chaffe and wife Susanna were members of the First Congregational
Church of Woodstock, November 8, 1746. April 25, 1773, Mary, ^v^fe of Samuel
Chaffe, was admitted to membership in the same church. He was h^^ng in Wood-
stock, April 28, 1766, when he bought for £138, of Nathaniel Daniels of Ilillingly,
Conn., one hundred and twenty-eight acres of land in that place, where in 1769
he was living. The inventory of his estate was taken February 10, 1783, and
December 8, 1783, Mary Chaffe, widow, was made administratrix. January 19,
1784, she was authorized to dispose of the property and a distribution of it was
made April 6, 1784, the heirs being the widow, and five children, Henry, Caleb,
Isaac, Parker and Walker, the sons Samuel and Thomas and daughters Molly
Hutchings and Theda Afton (or Alton) having already received more than their
share of the estate.



80 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Children, by first wife, born in Woodstock:

+ 319 i Henry ^ Chaffe, born June 6, 1747; married Rachel Plank.

+ 320 ii Samuel Chaise, Jr., born September 15, 1749; married Sarah Chaffee

(284).
321 iii Molly ChafTe, born April 26, 1753; died young; baptized in the First

Congregational Church, Woodstock, July 1, 1753.

+ 322 iv Thomas Chaffe, born February 22, 1756; married Mary .

323 V Molly Chaffe, born August 1, 1758; married in Woodstock, February

27, 1783, John Hutchins; baptized in the First Congregational

Church there September 17, 1758.
+ 324 vi Caleb Chaffe, born July 25, 1761; married Naomi Aldrich.

325 vii Isaac Chaffe, born April 10, 1763; died young; baptized in the First

Congregational Church, Woodstock, August 4, 1763.

326 viii Theda (Rhoda) Chaffe, born June 19, 1765; married in Woodstock,

December 7, 1781, Joseph Alton (or Afton); baptized in the
First Congregational Church there September 1, 1765.

327 ix Isaac Chaffe, baptized in the First Congregational Church, Wood-

stock, June 13, 1768; the following Revolutionary War record
is possibly that of this Isaac, though he would have been less
than twelve years of age at the time of enlistment :

"Chaffee, Isaac. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards
stationed at Springfield; enlisted Jan. 22, 1780 discharged April
22, 1780; service, 3 mos.; enlistment, 3 months; also pay roll of
a number of men hired by Capt. John Carpenter to serve as
guards at Springfield to fill the deficiency caused by the discharge
of those whose term expired in April, 1780; hired April 22, 1780;
discharged May 31, 1780; also Captain Carpenter's co. of guards
stationed at Springfield; enlisted June 8, 1780; enlistment, 8
months; reported enUsted into Continental service Aug. 20, 1780."
[Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

Children, by second wife, born in Woodstock:

328 X Parker Chaffe, born July 31, 1773 ; baptized in the First Congregational

Church, Woodstock, August 8, 1773; lived in Woodstock, but
was living in Canaan, N. H., July 23, 1799, when he joined his
brother Walter in selling for $233.34 to Rebecca Newell of Wood-
stock, land there formerly belonging to their parents, Samuel and
Mary Chaffee.

329 xi Walter Chaffe, born April 29, 1777; baptized in the First Congrega-

tional Church, Woodstock, in 1777; lived in Canaan in 1799,
when he joined his brother Parker, in a sale of land, as given
above; moved to New York state about 1823; was a tailor and
had a wooden leg, with a handle on it; supposed to have married
and had children.

97 Josiah ^ Chaffee (Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas was born September 1, 1731,
and died in Woodstock, Conn., October 10, 1802. He married in Killingly, Conn.,
July 13, 1758, Sarah Cady of that place, born July 4, 1737, died in Woodstock,
October 27, 1818, and was buried there.

Nine days before his marriage, July 4, 1758, Josiah Chaffee of Woodstock,
received from his father three-quarters of an acre of land there, valued at £3.
Whether he bought this, whether it was given him as part of his inheritance, or
as a wedding gift, is not certain. April 17, 1762, "Josiah Chaffee husbandman"
sold to Asa Chaffee (242) land in Woodstock for £29. April 19, 1762, he bought of
his brother Stephen for £20 land there. November 11, 1772, Sarah, wife of Josiah,
was admitted to the First Congregational Church of Woodstock by letter from the



FOURTH GENERATION 81

church in North Woodstock. She was executrix and sole legatee of his estate.
Her estate was administered by her daughter Chloe, she being appointed by the
Court, July 27, 1819, in Woodstock. The estate was divided there September 8,
1820, among eight living children.

Children, born in Woodstock:

+ 330 i Jonathan Cady ^ Chaffee, born October 19, 1759; married Ruth Wells.

331 ii Chloe Chaffee, born April 17, 1761; died in Woodstock, January 31,

1830, unmarried; July 7, 1797, she bought of her uncle, Stephen
Chaffee (96), two acres of land in Woodstock where she lived;
he gave her in 1798, a Testament, now in the possession of the
writer, containing a family record; by Vis will she received £10
and the exclusive rights to his "pair trees "; she administered her
mother's estate.

332 iii Cyrus Chaffee, born July 18, 1762; died at sea, June 10, 1780, of a

wound received during a sea fight; he was baptized in the First
Congregational Church, Woodstock, August 22, 1762; while a
resident of Rhode Island he enlisted there, April 21, 1777, for
fifteen months in the Continental Service, as a Private in Colonel
Stanton's regiment. Captain Hammitt's company; he also appears
as a Private in Captain Daniel Tilden's company of Lebanon,
New London County, Conn., formed March 7, 1778, and arrived
in camp July 1, 1778.
+ 333 iv Anna Chaffee, born February 3, 1764; married Perley Sanger.

334 V Candace Chaffee, born August 27, 1766; died after 1S20; married

Barber; she was baptized in the First Congregational

Church, Woodstock, August 27, 1775; died suddenly.

335 vi Sarah Cady Chaffee, born April 20, 1768; died January 19, 1856;

married in Woodstock, July 22, 1804, by Reverend Eliphalet L.

Clerk, to John Sanger, a widower; he was eighty-two years old

and father of Perley Sanger, husband of Anna Chaffee and of

Azubah Sanger, the wife of Samuel Chaffee (265) ; they had no

children; she was baptized in the First Congregational Church,

Woodstock, August 27, 1775.
+ 336 vii Josiah Willard Chaffee, born May 22, 1770; married Ruth Robbins.
+ 337 viii Molh' Chaffee, born December 14, 1771; married Samuel Lyon.
338 ix Betsey Chaffee, born July 14, 1773; died; married SamueP Howlett

(649) (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,^ John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomasi),

born in Woodstock, February 29, 1764 (?); they had no children;

she was baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock,

August 27, 1775.
+ 339 X David Chaffee, born September 16, 1776; married (1) Abigail Paul;

(2) Almira Freeman.
340 xi Rhoda Chaffee, born January 24, 1779; died in Woodstock, June 30,

1780; baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock,

October 31, 1779.



FIFTH GENERATION

111 Freelove ^ ChafEe (Amos,^ Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., and died. She married there, November 27, 1746, EUphalet,
son of Ephraim and Martha (Ide) Carpenter. He was born in Rehoboth, May 26,
1721, and died June 22, 1801. He served in the Revolution. Freelove Chaffe was
baptized in the First Congregational Church in Rehoboth, July 2, 1732. She and
her husband lived there for many years after their marriage, about 1790 moving
to Randolph, Vt., and from there in 1799 to Barre, Vt.

Children, born in Rehoboth:

341 i Amos^ Carpenter, born February 7, 1747; married Sarah Ide.

342 ii Hannah Carpenter, born June 1, 1751; died August 19, 1854.

343 iii Ephraim Carpenter, born December 7, 1753; married Sarah Titus.

344 iv Eliphalet Carpenter, Jr., born April 13, 1757; married Judith Robinson.

345 V Remember Carpenter, born January 13, 1762; married Phebe Smith.

346 vi Hannah Carpenter, born May 20, 1765; died November 11, 1777.

347 vii Comfort Carpenter, born April 13, 1771.

For further descendants see Carpenter Genealogy, by Amos B. Carpenter.

125 Charles ^ Chaffee (Thomas,^ Thomas, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., June 5, 1744, and died. He married, April 17, 1771, Mrs. Mary
(Peck) Jacob, daughter of Nathaniel and Alice (Fish) Peck, and widow of Allen
Jacob. She was born December 11, 1782. Charles Chaffee was baptized in the
First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, June 17, 1744. He served in the Revo-
lution as follows:

"Chafee, Charles, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Phanuel Bishop's co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service 8 days.

"Chaffee, Charles. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co., Col. Thomas Car-
penter's regt. ; marched from Rehoboth to Bristol on the alarm at Rhode Island
of December 8, 1776; service, 16 days." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in
the War of the Revolution.]

Children, born in Rehoboth:

348 i 'Lucy " Chaffee.

349 ii Jacob Chaffee, born September 3, 1773.

350 iii Russell Chaffee, born January 15, 1776; "Russell Chaffee, yeoman," sold

land in Rehoboth and Seekonk, Mass., from 1810 to 1817.

129 Amos ^ Chaffe (Thomas, "* Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., December 11, 1750, and died at sea, March 9, 1793. He married
in Rehoboth, February 22, 1775, Sarah, daughter of Major Nathan Munroe of
that place. She was born May 15, 1754, and died in Providence, R. I., July 12,
1800.

Amos Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth,
March 17, 1750. He was a stone-mason and lived in Providence, having moved
there soon after his marriage. The Providence Town Records contain the following
entries in regard to him :



FIFTH GENERATION 83

"The To-mi of Providence debt to carting a load of the Records of Imps Court,
and the Records of this town, from the Town to Colonel John Wartemans in John-
stone about six or seven miles £1 shl6 dO.

"Amos Chaffe
"Providence R. I. Dec. ye 9th Ad 1776.

"At a Town meeting of the Town of Providence R. I. held on the 16th day of
May Ad 1777. It was voted and asked that twelve shillings lawful money be paid
to Amos Chaffee of Pro\'idence, R. I. out of the Town Treasury for removing the
Town Records to Johnston by warrant from the Governor upon the Alarm in
December last.

"Witness Theodore Foster Town Clerk
"To Mr. James Arnold Town Treasurer."

May 4, 1789, Amos Chaffe and several others addressed a petition to the Town
Council, asking them to allow inoculation for smallpox, and to open a hospital
for the treatment of that disease. That year also he was appointed administrator
of the estate of his brother Thomas.

Children, born in Providence:

351 i Amos Chaffe (Chafee), Jr., born November 24, 1775; died in Prov-
idence, November 21, 1803; lived in Baltimore, Md., unmarried;
he died intestate and his sister Sarah was made administratrix
of his estate, and the inventory taken February 13, 1804; he had
a pew in the Beneficent Congregational Society Meeting House,
in 1803.
+ 352 ii Otis Chaffe, born November 13, 1777; married Amy Underwood.
353 iii Sarah Chaffe, born September 7, 1779; died; married, July 5, 1801,
Pardon Bosworth.
+ 354 iv Nathan M. Chaffe, married Matilda Griffith.
+ 355 v Zechariah Chaffe, born December 21, 1785; married Mary Eddy.
356 vi Hannah Chaffe, born May 10, 1788; died June 7, 1857 ; married William
Crapon.
+ 357 vii Sophia Munroe Chaffe, born November 25, 1792; married Nathaniel
Barstow.
358 viii Nancy Chaffe, died; lived with her brother Nathan, unmarried.

130 Joseph ^ Chaffee (Thomas,"* Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., September 17, 1752, and died in Seekonk, Mass. (formerly Re-
hoboth), February 5, 1842. He was married (1) in Rehoboth, October 26, 1775,



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