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by Elder Samuel Peck, to Lois Barney of that place, their intention of marriage
being entered there, September 5, 1775. She died in 1790, and was buried in Re-
hoboth. He was married (2) there June 12, 1791, by Reverend John Ellis, to
Huldah, daughter of Colonel Timothy Walker of that place. She was born April
29 (May 22), 1755. April 26, 1797, she sold her share of her father's estate, being
the south half of nineteen acres in Rehoboth.

Joseph Chaffee served as a Private and Corporal in the Revolution, as follows :

"Chaffe, Joseph, Rehoboth. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co.; receipt dated
Dorchester, for wages for service from Aug. 12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776; also, Capt.
Hodges's CO., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; receipts for wages for Oct. and Nov.,
1776, dated Dorchester; also, same co. and regt.; credited with 2 days travel
allowance ; roll dated Nov. 29, 1776; company drafted from various towns in Bristol
Co.

"Chaffe, Joseph. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. Williams's regt.;
service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I. Roll dated Re-
hoboth, Jan. 13, 1778.

"Chaffe, Joseph, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co., Col. Thomas Car-
penter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 6 days, on



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an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.; by order of Col. Slead all the men in Swanzey were
joined in one company under Capt. Peck, the other officers refusing to serve.
Roll sworn to at Rehoboth." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of
the Revolution.]

March 9, 1796, Joseph Chaffee bought for £18 of Noah Chaffe (148) land in
Rehoboth.

Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth:

359 i Lucy ^ Chaffee, born December 5, 1776; married Joseph Smith.

360 ii Barney Chaffee, born October 7, 1778; died at sea; probably married

Nancy , who died in Bristol, R. L, June 14, 1812, aged

twenty-one.

361 iii Joseph Chaffee, Jr., born June 28, 1780; left home and was never heard

of again.

362 iv Martha Chaffee, born July 10, 1784; married Joseph Mason.

+ 363 V William Chaffee, born February 4, 1786; married Martha Bowen.

Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth:

364 vi Charlotte Chaffee, born October 10, 1791; married in Seekonk, Sep-
tember 13, 1812, John Arnold.
+ 365 vii Walker Chaffee, born September 10, 1793; married Patience Bowen.
+ 366 viii Wilder Chaffee, born March 31, 1796; married Sabrina Bowen.
+ 367 ix Huldah Chaffee, born May 19, 1798; married Benjamin Peck.

131 Thomas s Chaffe, Jr. (Thomas,^ Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), was born
in Rehoboth, Mass., March 9, 1755, and died in Providence, R. L, November 26,
1788. He married in Rehoboth, December 7, 1780, Hannah, daughter of Nathan
Munroe of that place. She died in Providence, March 9, 1785, aged thirty-two.
Thomas Chaffe, Jr., was baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth,
May 11, 1755. He served in the Revolution with the Rhode Island troops as
follows :

"Chafee Thomas. Private, Col. John Topsham's Reg't. raised for 3 yrs. Dec.
26, 1776, as per list of balances reported due by the committee, Oct. 17, 1785."
[Manuscript, Rhode Island Historical Society.]

"Chaffee, Thomas. Paid his money by town council for one month military
service from Oct. 1, 1777, in place of a person who refused to serve." [Providence
Town Papers.]

"Thomas Chaaffee," probably this man, a gunner, was one of the American

prisoners on the Island of Rhode Island, April 29, 1778. He was taken prisoner

on board the ship Reprisal when she was captured by the British ship Unicorn.

[Rhode Island Archives, State House, Providence, R. I.]

" Chafey, Thomas. In Carlile's Co., Artillery, under Lt-Col. Josiah Flagg.
Did service on Rhode Island 11 days from July 29- Aug. 7, 1780."

He was a blacksmith in Providence, December 14, 1784, when he bought of
Nathan Munroe, ninety-six and three-quarters acres and twenty rods of land in
Swansea, Mass., for £261, 7s. 13d. His brother Amos was appointed adminis-
trator of his estate in 1789.

Children :

368 i Thomas « Chaffe (Chaffee), Jr., born about 1781 ; died; sold land in Swan-

sea in 1806, when he owned land in Rehoboth, where he lived; "yeo-
man."

369 ii David Chaffe (Chaffee), born August 15, 1783; died August 24, 1784,

aged eleven months and nine days; buried in North Burying-Ground,
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132 Stephen s ChafEe (Thomas,* Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born
probably hi Rehoboth, Mass., about 1757, and died in Springville, N. Y., January
23, 1819, in his sixty-third year. He was married in Swansea, Mass., December

14, 1783, by Elder Russell Mason of that place, to Patience Mason, who died April

15, 1838, in her seventy-fourth year, and was buried with her husband in Spring-
\nlle.

Stephen Chaff e served in the Revolution as follows :

"Chaffee Stephen, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. James Hill's co., Col. Williams's
regt.; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I.; also, Capt.
Peleg Peck's co., Col. John Daggett's regt.; enUsted Jan. 16, 1778; discharged
April 1, 1778; service 2 mos. 15 days; company stationed at Warwick, R. I.; en-
listment, 3 months; roll sworn to at Swanzey ; also, descriptive list of men mustered
by James Leonard, Muster Master, dated Taunton, June 1, 1778; Capt. Joseph
Franklin's (10th) co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt.; age, 20 yrs.;
stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; hair, brown; eyes, blue ; residence, Rehoboth;
enlistment, 9 months from time of arrival at Fishkill.

'Chaffey, Stephen, Rehoboth Descriptive list of men enlisted from Bristol Co.
for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, June 16, 1778;
10th CO., 1st regt.; age, 20 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; residence
Rehoboth; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commis-
sioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors
in the War of the Revolution.']

Stephen Chaffe was a carpenter and farmer. In 1796 he lived in Pittsford, Vt.,
and in 1800 in Chittenden, Vt., between 1796 and 1801 buying and selling land in
those towns. He is also said to have lived in New Hampshire. About 1817 or
1818 he moved from Wallingford, Vt., to Springville.

Children :

+ 370 i Charles e ChafYe, married Polly Miles.

+ 371 ii Jonathan Chaffe, born in November, 1785; married Nancy Aldrich.

+ 372 iii Stephen Harrison (?) ChafTe, married Salome Starkey.

373 iv Phoebe Chaffe.

+ 374 V Rhoda Sophronia Chaffe, born July 11, 1792; married Timothy S.
Nichols.

375 vi Amy Chaffe.

376 vii Patience Chaffe, married Alanson Lovelace, and lived in Rochester,

N. Y.

377 viii Rebecca Chaffe.

378 ix Mary Chaffe, lived with her sister Mrs. Nichols in Vermont; later

moved to New York state.

379 X Sally Chaffe.

134 Josiah ^ ChafEe (Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas was born
in Ashford, Conn., February 10, 1728-9, and died there, April 24, 1800. He married
in Ashford, April 10, 1760, Ehzabeth Dimmock, who died April 26, 1814, aged
seventy-seven, and was buried in Ashford.

Josiah Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Ashford,
February 23, 1728-9. He bought land in Ashford as early as 1753, and later made
several other purchases there. He was admitted to the new freeman's oath in
Ashford, April 13, 1778. Under the date of May 5, 1787, we find that liis ear-
mark for cattle was "a half penny cut out of each side of the left ear." April 4,
1815, in Ashford, Carpenter Chaffe, one of the heirs of Josiah Chaffe, moved for a
division of the property that belonged to the widow, Elizabeth, "now deceased,"



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the same to be divided equally among the seven surviving children, Frederick,
Josiah, Fidelia, Susanna, Israel D., Carpenter and Elihu.

The tombstone of Elizabeth (Dimmock) Chaffee in the graveyard in the present
town of Warrenville, Conn., bears the following inscription:

"Mrs. Elizabeth Consort of Josiah Chaffee

Died April 26 1814 aged 77 years

What heavenly voice is that

Which calls my soul away

I leave this dark abode

And see immortal day."

Children, born in Ash ford:

380 i Fideha ^ Chaffe, born March 16, 1761; died after 1815; she was bap-

tized in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, March 22,
1761.

381 ii Elizabeth Chaffe, born July 29, 1762; died after January 9, 1802,

when her will, made in Ashford, mentions as heirs, her mother,
her brothers Carpenter, Israel 1)., Elihu and Frederick, sisters
Fidelia and Susanna, and niece Xancy Carpenter Chaffe, ap-
pointing as executor Carpenter Chaffe; she was baptized in the
First Congregational Church, Ashford, August 15, 1762.
Josiah Chaffe, born April 26, 1765; married Joanna Parker.
Frederick Chaffe, born March 6, 1767; married Elizabeth Knowlton.
Susanna Chaffe, born May 19, 1769; died after 1815.
Abigail Chaffe, born ]\Iarch 4, 1771 ; probably died before 1802, as she
is not mentioned in the will of her sister Elizabeth.
390 vii Israel Dimmock Chaffe, born July 7, 1772; died after 1815; married
Esther, daughter of Benjamin Walker of Ashford, where she died
June 3, 1807; aged thirty-eight; she was buried in Warrenville,
Conn.; no children; in 1803 he sold land in Becket, Mass.
+ 391 \'iii Carpenter Chaffe, born February 7, 1774; married Lois Lyon.
392 ix William Chaffe, born October 27, 1775; died August 21, 1776.
+ 393 X Ehhu Chaffe, born May 6, 1777; married AUce Reed.
394 xi Ephraim Chaffe, born May 9, 1779; died September 25, 1779.

135 Thomas ^ Chaffee (Jonathan, * Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born
in Ashford, Conn., April 8, 1731, and died in Becket, Mass., December 5, 1810.
He married in Willington, Conn., March 26, 1761, Hannah, daughter of John and
Elizabeth Reed, She was born there October 3, 1742, and died in Becket, May 5,
1836. Thomas Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Ash-
ford, May 16, 1731. He was of that town in 1758, when he bought of James Bick-
nell, a fellow townsman, for £75, fifty acres of land, partly in Ashford and partly
in Willington. He probably moved to Willington about the time of his marriage,
as all but the youngest of his children were born there, and he was of that place
September 17, 1783, when he bought of Elijah Carpenter of Becket for £100, one
hundred and six acres of land in the latter towTi, lying east of a pond called " Yo-
akem Pond," being lot number forty-two in the second division. Soon after he
moved with his family to Becket, where on AprU 3, 1784, he and his wife were
admitted to membership in the First Congregational Church by letter from the
church in Willington. March 1, 1793, he was chosen with two others to super-
intend the records of the church. He was a farmer and was known as a kind and
Christian neighbor. It is said to have been his custom to take a neighbor's little
daughter behind him on his horse, as he and his wife rode to church. Administra-



FIFTH GENERATION 87

tion was granted on his estate, January 8, 1811, his widow and twelve children
being mentioned as his heirs.

Children, all but the youngest born in Willington:

+ 395 i Benjamin ^ Chaffee, born November 16, 1762; married (1) Mercy

Ellis; (2) Mrs. Cornelius Seabung.
+ 396 ii Deliverence Chaffee, born October 26, 1764; married Anthony Church.
397 iii Joshua Chaffee, born May 5, 1766; died in Aurelius, N. Y., where he

lived; unmarried.
+ 398 iv Thomas Chaffee, Jr., born March 15, 1768; married Abigail Knowlton.
+ 399 V Jonathan Chaffee, born March 4, 1771; married Rebekah Wadsworth.
+ 400 vi Lois Chaffee, born March 12, 1773; married Joshua Ames.
+ 401 vii Nathan Chaffee, born February 24, 1775; married Polly Eaton,
+ 402 viii Hannah Chaft'ee, born May 22, 1777; married David Putnam.
+ 403 ix Zephaniah Chaffee, born October 11, 1779; married Phebe Carpenter.
+ 404 X Caleb Chaffee, born July 9, 1781; married (1) Martha Fletcher; (2)

EUzabeth Davenport.
405 xi Cahan Chaffee, born June 9, 1783 ; died after 1811 ; lived in Scipio, N. Y.
+ 406 xii Abigail Chaffee, born April 23, 1785; married Amos Watkins.

136 Hannah - Chaffee (Jonathan, * Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born
in Ashford, Conn., November 28, 1733, and died in Tolland, Conn., June 29, 1804,
She married there, March 3, 1768, Shubael, son of John and Elizabeth Reed. He
was a widower with six children, one of these was Samuel, one of whose descendants
married William Chaffee (3501). [See Appendix H.] Shubael Reed was born in
Willington, Conn,, September 27, 1729, and died in Tolland, September 22, 1790,
He was a farmer in Tolland, where he and Hannah (Chaffe) Reed were buried.
His estate, consisting of a farm in Tolland and personal effects, was distributed
among his widow and ten children, April 25, 1791. Hannah Chaffee was baptized
in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, March 17, 1733-4. The inventory
of her estate was taken June 8, 1805, her son WiUiam being appointed adminis-
trator.

Children, born in Tolland:

407 i Mary ^ Reed, born January 1, 1769.

408 ii John Reed, born June 1, 1770.

409 iii Shubael Reed, Jr., born September 3, 1771.

+ 410 iv WiUiam Reed, born May 20, 1773; married (1) Eunice Fields; (2)
Polly White.

411 V Hannah Reed, born May 1, 1775.

137 William ^ ChafEee (Jonathan, ^ Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born
in Ashford, Conn., July 30, 1736, and died there June 9, 1770. He married in

Ashford, July 21, 1762, Anna Bibbins, who after his death married (2)

Robinson, William Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church
of Ashford, September 12, 1736. He was a farmer, and lived in his native iova\,
where in 1769 he bought seven and a half acres of land of Elisha Lathrop of Nor-
wich, Conn,, for 46s, June 18, 1771, his estate, amounting to £71, 5s. was ad-
ministered in Ashford, by his widow.

Children, born in Ashford :

412 i Eunice 8 Chaffee, born February 28, 1763; married Beers.

+ 413 ii Jonathan Chaffee, born February 11, 1765; married Sally Farnham.

414 iii Triphena Chaffee, born March 16, 1767; died December 16, 1773.
+ 415 iv Amos Chaffee, born September 12, 1769; married Harmony Crary.



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141 Jonathan ^ ChafEee, Jr. (Jonathan,^ Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1), was
born in Ashford, Conn., May 11, 1746, and died March 8, 1826. He married there,
May 2 (1), 1776, Lucy Allen, born July 2, 1748, died March 14, 1823, of fever, and
was buried in the old cemetery in Ashford. She was admitted to membership in
the First Congregational Church, Ashford, November 25, 1798. Jonathan Chaffee
was baptized in the same church, June 14, 1746. He is thought to have owned
land in Luzerne County, Pa., as early as 1773. At the outbreak of the Revolution,
he enlisted in Ashford in April, 1775, in response to the Lexington Alarm, serving
sixteen days under Captain Thomas Knowlton. He also fought in the Battle of
Bunker Hill. March 16, 1826, Samuel Whipple of Ashford was appointed ad-
ministrator of his estate.

Children, born in Ashford :

416 i James e Chaffee, born May 21, 1777; died in Ashford, May 14, 1778.
+ 417 ii Molly Chaffee, born February 25, 1779; married Samuel Whipple.
+ 418 iii Jonathan Chaffee, Jr., born November 26, 1780; married (1) Elizabeth
James; (2) Nancy Mitchell.

419 iv Persis Chaffee, born July 29, 1782; died; married Rice, and

had three or four children ; her descendants live in Ohio and Iowa ;
she was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Ashford,
and admitted to its membership, January 27, 1799.
+ 420 V Reuben Chaffee, born March 5, 1784; married Martha W, Bound.

143 Nathaniel ^ ChafEee, Jr. (Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ^), was
born in Rehoboth, Mass., October 6, 1735, and died in 1822. He married (1) in
Rehoboth, October 15, 1755, Ruth Mansfield, who died in Rehoboth, January 3,
1760. He married (2), July 17, 1760, Susanna, daughter of Daniel Carpenter.
She died before December 22, 1818, as she is not mentioned in her husband's will
made on that date.

Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., was baptized in the First Congregational Church of
Rehoboth, in the spring of 1751. He was a blacksmith, and lived the greater part
of his life in Rehoboth. When he made his will in 1818 he called himself of Seekonk,
but as the records do not show that he sold his land in Rehoboth, and all the
property mentioned in the will was in Seekonk, the probability is that his Rehoboth
property was in the western part of the town, which in 1812 was set off as a separate
town, and called Seekonk. In 1759, Nathaniel Chaffe, Jr., was appointed admin-
istrator of his father's estate. November 9, 1761, " Nathaniel Chaffe, blacksmith"
bought for £126, of David Thuston of Rehoboth, also a blacksmith, twenty acres
of land there, being Thuston 's homestead. June 18, 1764, he sold to Josiah Gush-
ing for £9, one acre of salt marsh in Swansea, Mass., "formerly belonging to my
father." July 1, 1765, he sold for £8, 10s. to Abner Allyn, another acre of salt
marsh in Swansea. At a town meeting in Rehoboth, August 29, 1774, he was
chosen to serve on the petit jury. The next year the Revolution broke out and
Nathaniel Chaffee enlisted immediately on receipt of the news of the Battle of
Lexington :

"Chafee, Nathaniel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Lyon's or Capt. Jesse
Perrin's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service 7 days [the
two Rehoboth alarm companies under Capt. Lyon and Capt. Perrin returned
upon one roll].

"Chaffee, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas
Carpenter's regt. marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec.
8, 1776; service 16 days.



FIFTH GENERATION 89

"Choffe, Nathaniel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Jacob Fuller's co., Col. John
Jacobs' regt,; enlisted May 27,. 1778; service, 7 mos 6 days at Rhode Island; en-
listment to expire Jan. 1, 1779,

"Chaffey, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel
Pierce's regt.; enUsted May 20, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 14
days, at Tiverton, R. I." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the
Revolution.]

At a town meeting in Rehoboth, ]\Iarch 31, 1777, Nathaniel Chaffee was chosen
Surveyor of Highways. March 31, 1784, he bought for £26, 2s. 6d., of Samuel
Newman of Rehoboth, four and three-quarters acres of land there, being the east-
erly part of the grantor's homestead.

His will, recorded in Taunton, follows:

"In the name of God Amen, I Nathaniel Chaffee of Seekonk in the County of
Bristol and commonwealth of Massachusetts being of a sound disposeing mind
and memory for which I blless God calling to mind the mortality of my body
knowing tis appointed for all men to die do make this my last Will and Testa-
ment principaly I Give my soul unto God who gave it hopeing Through the merits
of Christ my only Redeemer to receive the full pardon of all my sins and to inherit
eternal life let my body be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor here-
after named And as touching such worldly estate as God was pleased to bless me
with I Give and dispose of the same as follows Viz. — Imprimis, I give unto my
four sons Viz — Comfort Chaffee Nathaniel Chaffee Benjamin Chaffee and Simeon
Chaffee Five dollars each in adition to what I bad Before given them to be paid
by my executor thereafter named Then, I give unto my son Ezra Chaffee and
to his heirs and assigns my lot of land adjoining his home place in Seekonk — In
consideration of what I have given him I order him to pay to my daughter Hannah
Chaffee twelve dollars in IVIoney Then, — I give to my Grandchildren — Viz —
Children of my Son Daniel Chaffee deceased two acres of woodland adjoining their
own land their Mother to have privilede to cut wood thereon while she remains
my sons widow. Item I give to my daughter Rebecca Peck and to her heirs One
bed and furniture one large round table and flax hatchel in addition to what I
Before gave her — Item, — I, Give to my daughter Hannah Chaffee and to her heirs
and assigns forever the westerly end of my dwelling house A room and bedroom
and chamber over it and one half the cellar and right in the well for water also
a sufficient yard room for laying her wood and the north half of the garden by the
well my son Aaron to keep it fenced I also give six acres of woodland adjoining
to two acres I Gave my grandchildren also that six acre lot adjoining Noah Fullers
meadow — also about three acres of my lot on the east side of the road being the
northeast part to extend Southwesterly as far as Corn crib Also A privilege in the
Crib to put her corn also a privilege in the hay barn to put her hay and stable for
her cow I also give her one Cow And also all my indoor moveables Excepting
what I have Given my other children in particular and also one half of my salt
marsh next to the ditch, I also Give her all my provision I have on hand and
swine not killed also to have a horse provided for her to ride to metting also a seat
in my pew in the meeting house also to have her Cow pastured the summer season
Also to have three cords of wood cut fit and brought up to her door yearly by my
own son Aaron Chaffee I also give my daughter Hannah Chaffee Twenty Five
dollars in money to be paid her by my own son Aaron Chaffee In One year
after my decease, N. B. It is my will that the privilege to my daughter
Hannah in the barn crib and garden when she has done with them to revert
to my son Aaron Chaffee. — Item — I give unto my son Aaron Chaffee and
unto his heirs and assigns forever all the residue and the remainder of my estate
both real and personal laying in Seekonk or elsewhere that I have not in this my
Will given to my other children and grandchildren in particular. And I do consti-
tute ordain and appoint him my said son Aaron Chaffee sole executor of this my
last will and Testament excepting only what my son Ezra Chaffee is to pay to his
sister Hannah Chaffee, — And I do hereby oblige my son Aaron Chaffee as executor



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to pay and discharge all my lawful debts and funeral charges and the legacies in
this my Will given to my other children excepting what my son Ezra Chaffee is
to pay his sister — And I do hereby order my son Aaron Chaffee to pay to his sister
Hannah Chaffee twenty Five dollars in money in one year after my discease —
Als to cut fit for her fire three cords of her fire wood and brought up to her door
yearly and every year while she liveth in the house and take care of her cow in
bad weather in winter and to pasture her Cow in the summer season Aand I do
hereby disannul all former Wills by me here tofore made Ratifying and Confineing
what is before and above written in this Instrument to be my last Will and Testa-
ment. — In witnes whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty
second day of december in the of oure Lord one thousand eight hundred and
eighteen

" Nathl Chaffee [l. s.]
" Signed sealed published and pronounced by the said Nathaniel Chaffee in presence
of us subscribers this instrument to be his Last will and Testament
"Joseph Chaff e
"David Cole
" Danl Carpenter Witnesses"

Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth:

+ 421 i Comforts Chaffe, born March 9, 1756; married Mrs. Lucy (Stowe)

Hoyt.
+ 422 ii Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., born March 7, 1757 ; married (1) Huldah ;

(2) Mrs. DooUttle.

423 iii Ruth Chaffee, born December 10, 1758; probably died before 1818,

as she is not mentioned in her father's will.
Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth :

424 iv Susanna Chaffee, born March 1, 1763; probably died before 1818, as

she is not mentioned in her father's will.

425 v Hannah Chaffee, born December 19, 1764; died before 1824; unmar-

ried; lived in Seekonk, where she owned land in 1815.

+ 426 vi Daniel Chaffee, born July 27, 1766; married Sarah Newman.

+ 427 vii Benjamin Chaffee, born August 17 (7), 1768; married Judith Fuller.

+ 428 viii Rebecca Chaffee, born June 8, 1770; married Thomas Peck.

+ 429 ix Simeon Chaffee, born February 5, 1772; married (1) Martha Morse-
man; (2) Mrs. Fanny (Pearson) Thornton.

+ 430 X Ezra Chaffee, born October 29, 1773; married Patience Brown.

+ 431 xi Aaron Chaffee, born July 25, 1775; married Lydia French.
432 xii Huldah Chaffee, born June 28, 1777; probably died before 1818, as
she is not mentioned in her father's will.

144 John 5 Chaffee (Nathaniel, •* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., June 20, 1737, and died January 21, 1811. He married, about
1759-60, Ruth Jones of Rehoboth, their intention of marriage being published



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