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October 6, 1759. She died February 26, 1808, in her sixty-ninth year.

John Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth in
the spring of 1751. At the time of his marriage he lived in North Providence, and
probably soon after moved to Newport, R. I., as from 1762 to 1768 he had children
born there. He served in the Revolution in a Massachusetts regiment:

" Chaffe, John, Private, Capt. Thomas Crandon's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.;
enhsted Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 6 days, on an alarm at
Rhode Island." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

In March, 1781, John Chaffee, yeoman of Dartmouth, bought of John Cannon

for £120, several parcels of land. December 10, 1781, as administrator of the

estate of Henry Wrightman of Dartmouth, he sold land to Nathaniel Spooner.

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in Dartmouth to which he added, September 5, 1785, four more acres, costing £7,
4s. December 26, 1791, he bought for £7, 10s., two acres of land in New Bedford,
Mass., where he was Uving December 8, 1794, when he bought of Gamahel Bryant
twenty-two acres of land there, and four and a half acres in Poneganset Great
Cedar Swamp, for £90. August 24, 1795, he bought of John Smith of Roxbury,
Mass., for £36, thirty acres of land in New Bedford. March 10, 1797, he sold to
Simpson Spooner for $25, a quitclaim on two acres of salt meadow in New Bedford.
The following is thought to refer to John Chaffee :

" Previous to the Revolutionary War a candle house the first in the place [New
Bedford] was built by Joseph Russell and Capt. Chafee, who had been engaged
in manufacturing spermaceti in Lisbon, was employed by Mr. Russell at the then
large salary of $500 per year. This building stood near the corner of Centre and
Front Streets and was burnt by the British during the general conflagration of
the place." [Ricketson's History of New Bedford.]

Children, born in Newport :

433 i Johns Chaffee, Jr., born September 20, 1762; married, November 17,
1808, Nancy McLane, both being of New Bedford.
+ 434 ii Ezra Chaffee, born December 15, 1764; married Deborah Hathaway.

435 iii Ruth Chaffee, born April 22, 1768; died June 26, 1787; buried in Acush-
net, Mass.

146 Levi ^ Chaffee (Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., September 10, 1742, and died. ''He married there, February 24,
1765, Anna Pierce, born June 10, 1746. She married (2) Horton.

Levi Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth in
the spring of 1751. His father dying in 1759, his brother Nathaniel was appointed
his guardian.

Levi "Chaffe" of Rehoboth, served in the Colonial Wars as Private in Captain
Jabez Snow's company from July 6 to December 10, 1761, accorchng to a roll dated
Boston, Mass., April 14, 1762. [Massachusetts Archives, Muster Rolls, Vol. XCIX,
p. 131].

He was a blacksmith and seems to have been fond of change, as in the five years
from 1775 to 1780, we find that he lived in five towns, Wrentham, Rehoboth,
Mendon, Bellingham and Attleboro, all in Massachusetts; but he did not go far
from his native tOTVTi, as all these towns adjoined each other, Attleboro lying north
of Rehoboth, Wrentham north of Attleboro, Bellingham west of Wrentham, and
Mendon west of BeUingham. He was of Rehoboth, October 5, 1763, when he sold
to William Chaffee (158) for £14, three and one-half acres of land there, which
had formerly belonged to his father, Nathaniel. He was li\'ing in Wrentham in
1772 and 1775, when children were born to him there and he enlisted from there
at the time of the Lexington Alarm :

"Chaffe, Levi, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Asa Fairbanks's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3^ days." [Massachusetts Soldiers and
Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

September 26, 1776, he was again living in Rehoboth, when he and his wife

sold to Joseph Matthews for £195, forty-two acres of land there. February 10,

1777, they were still of that town when they sold to Eleazer Bliss, fourteen and

three-quarters acres of land for £78. But before the next winter they had again

moved, this time to Mendon, where February 3, 1778, they sold land to Daniel

Wedge for £140. February 16, 1778, they sold land there to Caleb Thompson for



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£480. By the next winter they had moved to Bellingham and were planning
another removal to Attleboro, for on Mareh 8, 1779, "Levi Chaffe yeoman of
Bellingham" bought of Oliver Whitaker of Attleboro for £900, sixty-five acres
of land in that place, the next day, March 9th, selling his homestead in Bellingham
containing seventy-five acres of land, buildings and fences, for £1,200, to Ezekiel
Thayer of that town. He moved within a year to Attleboro, as the war records
show :

"Chaffe, Levi, Attleborough. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Con-
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; age,
36 years [this is erroneous, he was almost 38], stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light;
residence, Attleborough; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; marched to camp
July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft.

"Chaffee, Levi, Attleborough. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town
of Attleborough for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July
6, 1780; discharged August 22, 1780; service, 1 mo. 16 days." [Massachusetts
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

September 27, 1782, Levi and his wife of Attleboro, sold to Israel Pierce of
Rehoboth thirty acres of land in Attleboro and half the house where they lived
for £90. January 15, 1783, they sold to James Pullen, Jr., for £33, 3s., twelve
and one-half acres of land in Attleboro, being the northwesterly part of the grantor's
home place. January 29, 1783, they sold to Israel Pierce for £60, four and one-
half acres more in Attleboro. This is the last mention that has been found in the
records, so it is probable that he moved away, perhaps to Vermont, with his
children. It is not known when and where he died.

Children :

+ 436 i Stephen ^ Chaffee, bom October 10, 1765; married Chloe Pearce.
4-437 ii Jonathan Chaffee, born April 18, 1768; married Polly Horton.

438 iii Robey Chaffee, born in Wrentham, February 20, 1772; married in

Rehoboth, September 17, 1793, Reuben Horton; probably living
in Londonderry, Vt., in 1794.

439 iv Rhoda Chaffee, born in Wrentham, April 10, 1775; residence, 1797,

Londonderry; unmarried.

440 V Joseph Chaffee, born in Attleboro, February 27, 1781.

148 Noah ^ Chaffee (Nathaniel, * Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born
in Rehoboth, Mass., February 22, 1745-6, and died in Woodstock, Conn., January 3,
1816. He married Susanna Esterbrook, who died there in 1829. Noah Chaffee
was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, in the spring of
1751. He lost his father when thirteen years of age and his brother, Nathaniel,
was appointed his guardian. August 3, 1762, when of an age to choose his own
guardian, he made choice of his uncle Ephraim Chaffe (44). He lived for some
years in Rehoboth, where he was a tailor. N'ovember 10, 1769, with William
Chaffe (158) he sold for £18, five acres of land in Rehoboth, to John Bowen.
May 9, 1770, "Noah Chaffe tailor of Rehoboth," sold to the same William Chaffe,
for £9, 18s., two and a half acres of land there. The next record of him is the
birth of his first child in Woodstock in 1776. He probably moved to Pomfret,
Conn., between 1789 and 1792. He was of that place, March 9, 1796, when he
sold to Joseph Chaffe (130) of Rehoboth for £18, one-fifth part of the real estate
of his father, Nathaniel Chaffe, late of Rehoboth. His youngest child was born
in Pomfret in 1801, but both he and his wife died in Woodstock,



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Children, the first five born in Woodstock, the last two in Pomfret:

441 i Rebecca e Chaffee, born March 25, 1776; died.

442 ii Sarah Chaffee, born August 1, 1777; died in Woodstock, February 7,

1820.

443 iii Nancy Chaffee, born April 5, 1779; died in Woodstock, February 13,

1878; she was a member of the Congregational Church there;
"Aimt Nancy Chaffee" as she was familiarly called, was uni-
versally respected by old and young, living from her childhood
in the place of her nativity, beloved for her kindly disposition,
and honored for her worth and Christian charity.

+ 444 iv Martin Chaffee, born June 4, 1781; married Lucy B. Underwood.

+ 445 V William Chaffee, born October 8, 1782; married Lucy Vose.

446 vi Child, born about July, 1784; died in Woodstock, January 17, 1786.

447 vii Patience Chaffee, born March 29, 1787; died in Springfield, Mass.;

married December 27, 1807, Calvin Gay of Woodstock.
+ 448 viii Else Chaffee, born July 25, 1789; married Henry M. Chapin.
+ 449 ix Reuben Chaffee, born February 1, 1792; married Hannah Heath.
450 X Amos Chaffee, born September 24, 1801; died; unmarried.

158 William s Chaffee (Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., August 15, 1737, and died about 1821. He married in Rehoboth,
March 19, 1761, Catherine, daughter of John Thomas.

William Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth,
August 21, 1737. He was a cordwainer, or shoemaker. May 15, 1749, his grand-
father, Jonathan Chaffe, gave to him "in consequence of love, goodwill and affec-
tion I do bare to my dutifull grandchild" two acres of land in Rehoboth. Feb-
ruary 7, 1760, he bought of his grandfather Chaffe for £100, twenty-four acres of
land there, being part of the latter's homestead, and adjoining the land of Amos
and Thomas Chaffe. William Chaffee's sheep mark was "a round half penny on
the upper and under side of the right ear." October 22, 1768, "William Chaffee
yeoman" bought of Benjamin Leonard for £8, Is., four and one-half acres, thirty-
two rods of land in the northerly part of Holmes Swamp in Rehoboth; October 25,
1768, he and his brother Jonathan paid £12 to Benjamin Leonard for a tract of
land. November 10, 1769, WiUiam and Noah Chaffe (148) sold for £18, five acres
in Rehoboth, adjoining the land of Dan Chaffe, to John Bowen. April 18, 1770,
"William Chaffe, cordwainer" and his wife, sold the twenty-four acres bought in
1760 of Jonathan Chaffe, for £114, to Ephraim Chaffe (44). May 9, 1770, Wil-
liam bought of Noah Chaffe for £9, 18s., two and a half acres of land in Rehoboth.
January 26, 1775, Jonathan Chaffe and wife Mary sold to William, twenty-two
acres of land in Rehoboth, and three shares of the division of dower of Lydia, wife
of Nathaniel Chaffe, the price being £86, 8s. lid. During the Revolution William
served as follows:

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

In 1787, WilUam was living in Cumberland, R. I. (formerly called Attleboro

Gore, part of the to^mship of Attleboro), when he was executor of the will of his

cousin, Miriam Chaffe (42), and he was still living there May 9, 1794, when he and

his ■^vife, Catherine, sold to Daxnd Kingley of Rehoboth, three acres of land there,

being Catherine's share in that part of the estate of Nicholas Thomas that was set

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Orange County, Vt., where his estate was administered, his daughter, Sarah
Thomas (Chaffee) Davenport, being appointed administratrix October 8, 1821,
and the inventory of the real and personal estate being taken November 16th.
William Chaffee and his wife are both buried in Williamstown.
Children, born in Rehoboth:

451 i Betsey » Chaffee, born October 13, 1761; died August 18, 1848; lived
with her sister Sarah Thomas (Chaffee) Paul; unmarried.
+ 452 ii John Chaffee, born May 23, 1764; married Patty Tubbs.
+ 453 iii Josiah Chaffee, born July 12, 1766; married Silenda Gould.

454 iv Hannah Carpenter Chaffee, born May 26, 1769.
+ 455 V William Chaffee, Jr., born April 6, 1772; married (1) Ehzabeth Green;
(2) Sarah Sweet.

456 vi Olive Chaffee, born June 4, 1775; married, September 10, 1795, Comfort

CarpentP" of Brookfield, Vt.

457 vii Sarah Thomas Chaffee, born February 13, 1779; died in Stockholm,

N. Y., October 12, 1857; married (1) Davenport; (2)

April 10, 1823, James Paul of Northfield, Vt., a widower with
ten children; he was born in Dighton, Mass., April 25, 1768, and
died in Northfield, December 18, 1838; he moved to Williamsto-vra
and later to Northfield, where he bought a farm ; he was a black-
smith and later a well-knowii maker of axes; Sarah Thomas
(Chaffee) Paul was a member of the Universalist church; in 1821
she administered her father's estate; the following is found in
the front of a Bible, published in 1798:

" Sarah Thomas Chaffee is my name and English is my nation.
Williamstown is my Dwelling place and Christ is my Salvation.
When I am Dead and Buried and all my Bones are Rotten when
this you see Remember me, not let me be forgotten. Williams-
town 7th of September 1802."

160 Jonathan ^ ChafEe (Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., October 16, 1742, and died August 7, 1800. He married there,
November 27, 1766, Mary Coomer, w4io died October 14, 1807, aged sixty-five.
She had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium height. She was a
member of the Baptist church in which her husband was a minister.

Jonathan Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth,
October 17, 1742. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium
height. He bought ten acres of land in Rehoboth in 1764, and seven acres in 1765.
June 13, 1768, "Jonathan Chaffe, tailor," of Rehoboth sold to "Miriam Chaffe,
spinster" (42), for £4, 10s., one and a half acres of land there adjoining the land
of Thomas and William Chaffe. March 12, 1771, he sold to John Ide for £1, 5s.,
three-fourths of an acre of land in Rehoboth, and June 10th of the same year to
Elhanan Winchester "laborer in ye Gospel," two acres of land there for £3. At
a to^vn meeting held in Rehoboth, March 9, 1773, Jonathan Chaffe was chosen
Constable. January 26, 1775, he and his wife sold to William Chaffe, their brother,
for £36, Ss. lid., their homestead lot in Rehoboth, consisting of twenty-two acres
of land, and also sold three full shares in "ye division of dower set off to ye widow
Lydia Chaffe" from the estate of her husband, Nathaniel Chaffe (39). Jonathan
Chaffee was a Baptist minister and in May, 1 778, was ordained pastor of a church
in Rehoboth, founded by Reverend Elhanan Winchester in 1771. He having
differed from his flock on the subject of infant and adult baptism, he being a "close
communion Baptist" and they "large communion Baptists" he was forced to



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leave and "Elder Jonathan Chaffee" was installed in his place which he held un-
til his death. He performed many marriages between 1779 and 1799.

In 1796, Jonathan Chaffe was executor of his father's will. He and his wife
were buried in the Old burying-ground in Rehoboth where his tombstone reads:

"The Reverend Jonathan Chaffe who was a faithful teacher of Jesus Christ &
died in peace August 7th 1800."

Children, born in Rehoboth:

+ 458 i Mary ^ Chaffe, married James Paine (descendant of 27).

+ 459 ii Jonathan Chaffe, born February 16, 1769; married Lephe Carpenter.

+ 460 iii Oliver Chaffe, born February 30, 1771; married Prudence Armington
(probably a descendant of 40).

461 iv Enoch Chaffe, born February 8, 1774; died.

+ 462 v Abel Chaffe, born September 9, 1776; married Sally Bowcn.

463 vi Caleb Chaffe, born October 8, 1778; died. ' ,

464 vii Jesse Chaffe, born September 9, 1781; died in 1836; had a light com-

plexion and blue eyes; sold land in Rehoboth in 1807; unmarried.

163 Robinson ^ Chaffee (Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., April 13, 1750, and died March 26, 1782, He married there,
February 4, 1779, Rachel, ^ daughter of Charles and Rachel ^ (Sweeting) (101)
Peck (Rachel * Chaffe, Thomas, ^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1). She was born August 15,
1757, and married (2) Ebenezer Short.

"Chaffee, Robinson. Private, Capt. Israel Hix's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; enlisted July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 13 days, at
Rhode Island; company raised in Bristol Co." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors
in the War of the Revolution.]

Child:

465 i Sylvester 8 Chaffee, born in Rehoboth, March 8, 1781; died December 16,
1797.

165 Braddock ^ Chaffee (Dan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Rehoboth, Mass., November 1, 1756, and died probably in Vermont, between
March 13, and May 10, 1813. He married in Rehoboth, August 23, 1781, Sarah
Brown of that place, who survived him. He was baptized in the First Congrega-
tional Church of Rehoboth, November 7, 1756. He served in the Revolution as
follows :

"Chaffee, Braddock. Private, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co.. Col. Thomas Car-
penter's regt., marched from Rehoboth to Bristol on the alarm at Rhode Island
of I3ecember 8, 1776; service, 16 days; also, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas
Carpenter's regt.; enlisted July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service 5 days,
at Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; roll sworn to at Rehoboth; also, same co. and
regt.; enlisted August 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, under
Gen. Heath; marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; roll sworn to at Rehoboth.

"Chaffe, Braddock. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Ide's co., commanded by Capt.
Samuel Fisher, Col. Carpenter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; discharged Sept.
12, 1779; service, 1 mo., at Rhode Island; company detached for 4 weeks service."
[Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

May 19, 1783, "Braddock Chaffe yeoman of Rehoboth" and wife Sarah, bought

of John Walker of that place, fifteen and a quarter acres of land there for £63, 3d.

January 17, 1784, they sold to John Thurber for £72, 13s. 8d., sixteen acres of

land in Rehoboth. March 22, 1805, Braddock Chaffee bought of Nathan Peck

and wife Rhoda for £20, six acres of land in Rehoboth, which had formerly be-



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longed to the heirs of Amos Chaffe. He bought more land there in 1792, and in
1801, sold his entire homestead of sixty acres, and moved to Clarendon, Vt., where
his will made March 13, 1813, was probated May 10th following. It names as
heirs his wife Sarah, his son Asa, and daughters, Sarah, Mary and Henrietta.
Children, born in Rehoboth:

466 i Sarah « Chaffee, born February 28, 1784; died after 1813.

467 ii Mary Chaffee, born May 25, 1786; died after 1813.

468 iii Hannah Chaffee, born November 11, 1788; probably died before 1813,

as she is not mentioned in her father's will.

469 iv Judith Chaffee, born November 11, 1790; probably died before 1813,

as she is not mentioned in her father's will.
+ 470 V Asa Chaffee, born May 20, 1794; married Mrs. Almira M. Colvin.

471 vi Henrietta (Annerette) ChafTee, born January 2, 1797; died after 1813.

472 vii Lephe Chaffee, born August 31, 1798; probably died before 1813, as

she is not mentioned in her father's will.

166 Patience ^ Chaffe (Ephraim,* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born
in Rehoboth, ]\Iass., November 9, 1752, and died. She married there, April 14,
1774, Samuel Bowen.

Children, born in Rehoboth:

473 i Mary 6 Bowen, born April 14, 1777.

474 ii Susanna Bowen, born May 9, 1778.

475 iii Ephraim Bowen, born July 17, 1782.

476 iv Rachel Bowen, born April 20 1789.

477 v Sally Bowen, born May 17, 1794.

167 Samuel Butterworth ^ Chaffee (Ephraim,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1)
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., December 19, 1756, and died in Seekonk, IMass.
(formerly Rehoboth), September 14, 1836. He married in Rehoboth, October 9,
1809, Mrs. Nancy (Peirce) Peck, daughter of Isaac Peirce of that place, and widow
of Cyrus Peck. She was a descendant of "Fighting Michael Peirce," killed in
King Philip's War in the fight that bears his name. She died December 9, 1874,
aged eighty-eight, and was buried in Seekonk.

Samuel B. Chaffee was a Revolutionary soldier, serving as follows:

"Chaffee, Samuel. 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.

"ChafTee, Samuel Butterworth. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co., Col.
Thomas Carpenter's regt.; marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the
alarm of Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 7 days, under Gen. Heath."
[Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

Samuel B. Chaffee owned land in the western part of Rehoboth, which in 1812
was set off into a separate town and called Seekonk. March 1, 1782, with his
brother Ephraim and the latter's wife Elizabeth, he sold to Braddock Chaffe
(165) for £180, thirty acres of land in the southwest part of Rehoboth, which land
lay near the house of Dan Chaffe (41) and had lately been purchased of William
Chaffe (158). March 4, 1785, Samuel B. Chaffe "yeoman" bought of Josiah Peck
for £186, thirty-eight acres of land in Rehoboth. April 1, 1788, he bought for £30,
of Ezekiel Carpenter, six and one-half acres of land on the north side of Chestnut
Hill in Rehoboth, adjoining the land of Samuel and Ephraim Chaffe, Jr. He
made other purchases and sales of land in Rehoboth up to 1809.



FIFTH GENERATION 97

Children, all but the first born in Seekonk:

+ 478 i Hannah Butterworth ^ Chaffee, born October 14, ISIO; married Lewis

Pierce.
+ 479 ii Samuel Chaffee, born April 20, 1812; married Rebecca T. Pierce.
+ 480 iii Cyrus Chaffee, born January 18, 1814; married Amanda M. Miller.

481 iv A son, born May 17, 1815; died in Seekonk, June 11, 1815.

482 V Susan Chaffee, born December 1, 1817; died January 1, 1845; married

in Seekonk, October 17, 1840, William H. West of that place.
+ 483 vi WiUiam Chaffee, born April 25, 1820; married (1) Sarah W. Miller;
(2) Mary Ann Lord.

484 vii Hosea Ballou Chaffee, born September 28, 1823; died in Seekonk, in

November, 1823.

485 viii Addie Chaffee, lived in Pawtucket in the family of ex-Governor Davis.

168 Ephraim ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Ephraim,* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i), was
born in Rehoboth, Mass., April 25, 1760, and died in Seekonk, ]\Iass., August 6,
1825. He married in Rehoboth, November 1, 1779, Elizabeth Whitaker, born
January .30, 1761, died April 21, 1853.

He served in the Revolution as follows:

"Chaffee, Ephraim, Jr. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Car-
penter's regt.; enhsted July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days,
at Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth." {Massachusetts
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

September 10, 1783, "Ephraim Chaffe yeoman of Rehoboth" bought for £90,

of William Slead, twelve acres of land on the southerly part of Chestnut Hill, in

the western part of that town, and sold it for the same price February 17, 1785, to

Jonathan Peck, Jr. June 11, 1793, he sold to his brother Samuel B., ninety-two

acres of land in Rehoboth, for £120. He sold land in Seekonk, from 1816 to 1820,

that to^vn having been formed in 1812 from the western part of Rehoboth.

Children, born in Rehoboth:

+ 486 i Noah "^ Chaffee, married Catherine Draper.

487 ii Lewis Chaffee, born July 29, 1783; died in Warren, Pa., May 28, 1869;

married in Rehoboth, September 2, 1804, Anna (Nancy), daughter
of Perez and Temperance (Smith) Peck; she was born ]\Iay 18,
1781, and died April 2, 1851; no children; during the War of 1812
he enlisted in Captain Joseph Watson's Company, Lieutenant
Colonel Lincoln's Regiment, serving in New Bedford, Mass.,
from September 25 to October 20, 1814. He was a farmer, lived
in Seekonk in 1820, and moved to Bradford County-, Pa., in 1850.

488 iii Palmer Chaffee, born April 27, 1786; died June 13, 1796.

489 iv Betsev Chaffee, born December 30, 1788; died September 18, 1796.

490 V Clotilda (Matilda) Chaffee, born August 30, 1791; died July 13, 1860;

married in Seekonk, March 10, 1819, Ira Potter, who died April
8, 1877, aged eighty-one; moved to Bradford County about 1855.

491 vi Nancy Chaffee, born May 22, 1795; died; married in Seekonk, June 5,

1821, George Lake.

492 vii Huldah Chaffee, born November 5, 1798; died October 19, 1821.



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