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ships endured by their forefathers, the pioneers in their frontier life, the strife
for existence, for food, clothing and shelter; the constant fear of the savage Indian,
the greater part of the country a dense forest, and whenever they removed, some
kind of rude shelter must be provided, the timber cut and burned, and a place
cleared for planting corn and many long days must pass before the corn would
furnish food. In the mean time, they must exist largely by hunting and fishing.
Willing hands there were to spin and weave, but where the wool or flax, the wheel
or loom? The skins and furs of animals must supply the want. The food was
prepared in the open air, the furniture rudely made, the plates and dishes of tin,
pewter and wood. What a relief when they could feel safe from the murderous
tomahawk, and what a luxury when they had their log house erected. They had
no schools, no churches, no newspapers, no markets. Fashion was at a discount,
but neighbors were friends. Before the end of his nine years' residence in Warren,
Joseph became more comfortably situated, raising and earning something one
year to carry the family through to the next; but again there was a move to be
made, another journey through the wilderness, further west, to the settlement of
the Holland Land Company, in central New York."



SIXTH GENERATION 191

In preparation for this move he sold one hundred acres of the land he owTied
in Warren, November 10, 1804, for S2,500 to Noah Leavens of Schaghticoke, N. Y.,
and November 30, 1804, for S317.50, fifty-four acres more to Chester Keyes of
Warren.

In 1805 he moved to Nelson, Madison County, N. Y.; here again were hardships

and privations, but finally they became once more "comfortably settled," as was

related by Stephen Fisk Chaphe, to his daughter Finette. He was a child of about

four years at the time his parents moved to Nelson :

"The log house had two doors, one opposite the other; when they wanted a
large fire they hitched a horse to a log cut the right length and drove through the
house and left the log in the fire place and that would last a long time by placing
smaller wood around it. The rooms below were a kitchen, bed room and buttery;
father and mother slept in the kitchen, the girls in the bed room, and the boys
in the loft. They went up a ladder to go to bed."

Joseph ChafTe had a sandy complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches
in height; as a young man he was very straight, but in his latter years became
slightly bent. He was mild in manner and temper, and of a kindly disposition,
"poor in worldly goods, but rich in having a fine family of boys and girls." He
was a farmer as well as a blacksmith, industrious, neat and particular regarding
his work.

Children, the first five born in Adams, the last five in Warren:

+ 1650 i Hannah ^ ChafTe, bom September 7, 1785; married Benjamin Wads-
worth.

+ 1651 ii Betsey Chaffe, born January 23, 1789; married Levi Brown.

+ 1652 iii William Chaffe, born March 10, 1791; married Lucy Dexter.

+ 1653 iv Joseph Manning Chaffe, born March 24, 1793; married Elizabeth
Grant; (2) Susan Allen; (3) Caroline M. White.

+ 1654 V Mercy Chaffe, born December 16, 1795; married Benjamin Wads-
worth.

+ 1655 vi Eunice Chaffe, born May 24 (25), 1797; married Jabez Brown.

+ 1656 vii Esther Chaffe, a twin, born May 24 (25), 1797; married Eber Sweet.

+ 1657 viii Anna Chaffe, born February 5, 1800; married Daniel Holdridge.

+ 1658 ix Stephen Fisk Chaffe, born January 30, 1802; married (1) Josephine
Armstrong; (2) Martha Armstrong.
1659 X Polly Chaffe, born November (March) 5, 1805; died in Erieville,
N. Y., May 22, 1832; married there, in 1830, William Ensign,
and had a child, who died in infancy; removed with her parents
to Nelson in infancy; she was buried in Erieville, but her body
was later removed with those of her parents, to her brother
Stephen's lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Cazenovia.

633 Joel Israel « Chaffee (Joshua,^ Joel,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born
in Sharon, Conn., July 2, 1759, and died in Ellsworth, Conn., February 17, 1844. He

married, January 1, 1784, Rachel, daughter of Moses and (Hawley) Booth.

She died in Sharon, April 21, 1786, and was buried there. She was a member of
the Congregational Church. Mr. Chaffee married there (2) February 4, 1787,
Dolly, daughter of William and Abigail (Worth) Hyde of Sharon. She was
born there November 25, 1762, and died in Ellsworth, September 18, 1810, where
she was buried. He married (3), September 20, 1813, Mrs. Eleanor (Stuart)
Brown, who died January 21, 1859, aged eighty-nine, and was buried in Ellsworth.

Joel Israel Chaffee had a light complexion, and blue eyes. He was a farmer and
lived in Sharon and Ellsworth, in which latter place he was an active member of



192 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

the Congregational Church. He fought in the Revolution, enlisting in 1776 in the
Connecticut Line, and also served as a Private in the War of 1812. September 18,
1786, he was enrolled as a Freeman in Sharon. On his tombstone in the Ells-
worth Cemetery is the following inscription :

"In memory of Joel Chaffee who died February 17, 1844, a Revolutionary
Soldier. 'Our fathers where are they.' "

Children, by first wife, born in Sharon :

+ 1660 i Luther "> Chaffee, born November 17, 1784; married Polly Peck.
+ 1661 ii Rachel Chaffee, born April 3, 1786; married Abraham Hall.

Children, by second wife, the first two born in Sharon, the last five in Ellsworth:
1662 iii Abigail Chaffee, born February 11, 1788; died in Sharon, February
12, 1790.

+ 1663 iv Abigail Chaffee, born July 17, 1790; married Augustus Everett.

+ 1664 V Clarissa Chaffee, born January 12, 1793; married John B. Lovell.

1665 vi Lucy Chaffee, born February 16, 1795; died in Ellsworth, October

26, 1844; buried in Ellsworth, where she kept a store.

1666 vii Elizabeth Chaffee, born December 31, 1798; died March 4, 1800;

buried in Ellsworth.
+ 1667 viii Chauncey Matthew ChafTee, born June 21, 1801; married Mary A.

Ketchem.
+ 1668 ix Joel St. John Chaffee, born September 12, 1803; married Betsey

A. Young.

634 Mary ^ Chaffee ( Joshua, s Joel,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Sharon, Conn., June 10, 1762, and died August 12, 1833. She married William
Worth, son of William and Abigail (Worth) Hyde. He was born in Sharon,
March 22, 1771, and died March 26, 1830. They lived in Ellsworth, Conn.

Child:

1669 i Mary 7 Hyde.

635 Lucy ^ Chaffee (Joshua," Joel,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Sharon, Conn., February 12, 1765, and died in Perinton, N. Y., October 29,
1827. She married in Sharon, Stephen Eaton, a farmer, born in Kent, Conn., in
1760, died in Perinton, February 22, 1819. They lived in Sharon, then in Duanes-
burgh, N. Y., and finally moved to Perinton, where both were buried.

Children, all but the first born in Duanesburgh:

1670 i Ransom 7 Eaton, born in Sharon, October 21, 1789; married Mercy

Ann Swift.

1671 ii Olive Eaton, born January 13, 1792; married Colonel Levi Treadwell.

1672 iii Joshua Chaffee Eaton, born March 22, 1795; married in 1821 (1), Amy

Slocum; (2) Mary Newell; (3) Mrs Pricilla (RufT) Frisbie.

1673 iv Silas Eaton, born February 22, 1798; married Eliza Reed.

1674 V Mary Eaton, born April 29, 1801; married (1) Samuel M. Hanford; (2)

James Armstrong.

1675 vi Lucy Eaton, born December 16, 1806; married (1) James Hervey Han-

ford ; (2) Dyer Ramsdell.
For further information see Whitney Genealogy.

637 Lovina ^ (Vinie) Chaffee (Joshua, " Joel,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was
born in Sharon, Conn., December 26, 1770, and died July 4, 1839. She married
there, December 10, 1789, Elijah, son of Sluman and Deborah (Simonds) Abel
of Sharon. He was born there, December 28, 1766, and died in Salisbury, Conn.,



SIXTH GENERATION • 193

May 15, 1822. Both husband and wife were members of the Congregational church,
with which Mr. Abel united at the age of fifty, and of which he was a strong sup-
porter. He was a farmer and mason, a man of public spirit and a good citizen.
They lived in Salisbury.

Children, the first born in Sharon, the rest in Salisbury:

1676 i Harriet ^ Abel, born November 11. 1791; married Elijah S. Frisbee.

1677 ii Hiram Abel, born December 20, 1798; married Ruhama White.

1678 iii Julia Abel born April 7, 1803; married Halsey Tibbals.

1679 iv Olivia Abel, born December 12, 1813; married Morris Goodsell.
For further information see Whitney Genealogy.

638 Olive « Chaffee (Joshua,^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born in
Sharon, Conn., October 17, 1774, and died. She married (1), March 29, 1796,
Joshua Studley, Jr., who died. She married (2) Amos Seymour.

Children :

1680 i Maria ^ Studley.

1681 ii Henry Seymour.

1682 iii Sarah Seymour.

Two other children, names unknown.

639 Lettice ' Chaffee (Joshua, ^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas was born in
Sharon, Conn., September 3, 1777, and died in Perinton, N. Y. She married
Nathan Norton and they settled in Perinton, where both died.

Children :

1683 i Ansell ^ Norton, residence, November, 1876, Michigan.

1684 ii Mary Norton, married Herinton.

1685 iii Rebecca Norton, married Burr.

1686 iv Nathan Munroe Norton, born in Perinton, October 17,^1817; residence,

March, 1877, Grass Lake, Mich.; unmarried.

640 Joshua Bignall ^ Chaffee (Joshua, ^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was
born in Sharon, Conn., March 8, 1781, and died in Ellsworth, Conn., March 11,
1832; he married (1) there, June 4, 1809, Anna, daughter of Deacon Amos and
Sarah (Cook) Seymour of Ellsworth. She died there, June 4, 1819, aged thirty-one.
Joshua B. Chaffee married (2), December 25, 1820, Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer
and Sarah (Bell) Birdsey of Stratford, Conn. She was born in Cornwall, Conn.,
September 29, 1791, and died August 28, 1886. After her first husband's death
she married (2), March 23, 1840, Major Samuel E. Everitt. At the time of her
death she lived in Ellsworth.

Joshua Bignall Chaffee was a farmer and lived in Ellsworth. He had a dark
complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was for
several years Selectman of Sharon, and at the time of his death was a Justice of
the Peace there. He and both wives were buried in Ellsworth.

Children, by first wife, born in Ellsworth:

1687 i Elmore ^ Chaffee, born April 26, 1810; died in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
August 10, 1834; married in Ellsworth, February 20, 1834, Esther,
daughter of Aaron and Polly Dunbar; no children; she died in
Preble, N. Y., August 25, 1839, aged twenty-seven; both were
buried in Ellsworth; he studied law in Yale College, but never
practiced.
+ 1688 ii Jerome Seymour Chaffee, bom December 14, 1814; married Aritta
L. Stuart.



194 • THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Children, by second wife, born in Ellsworth:

1G89 iii Mary Chaffee, born March 18, 1822; died in Ellsworth, April 9, 1828;
was buried there.
+ 1690 iv Eben Whitney Chaffee, born January 19, 1824; married Amanda
Fuller.

646 Didymus » Hewlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,^
Thomas i) was born in Woodstock, Conn., April 4, 1760, and died. He married
(1), September 29, 1785, Alice Marcy, who died June 6, 1795, aged thirty-one.
He married (2) Polly Preston.

Children, by first wife:

1691 i Sally 7 Hewlett, born in 1786; died.

1692 ii Lemuel Howlett, born January 14, 1788; died.

1693 iii Sylvester Howlett, born February 20, 1790; died.

1694 iv Nathan Howlett, born December 6, 1791 ; died.

1695 V Lydia Howlett, born January 25, 1793; died.

Children, by second wife :

1696 vi Polly Howlett, born April 17, 1797; died.

1697 vii Didymus Howlett, Jr., born September 22, 1798; died.

1698 viii Eleazer Howlett, died.

647 John ^ Howlett, Jr. (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1), was born in Woodstock, Conn., October 11, 1762, and died Septem-
ber 19, 1837. He married, July 15, 1787, Annah, daughter of John and Dorothy
Sanger, born November 12, 1761, died June 26, 1840.

Children :

+ 1699 i John ^ Howlett, Jr., married Betsey Howlett (1706).
+ 1700 ii Charles Howlett, born December 13, 1789; married Lucy Parker.
+ 1701 iii Nancy Howlett, born July 12, 1790; married George Thomson.
1702 iv Lucinda Howlett, born February 28, 1797; married, June 11, 1821,
Stephen Kingsbury.
+ 1703 V Alice Howlett, born April 2, 1798; married Joshua Healey.
1704 vi Amanda Howlett, born June 10, 1806; married, October 5, 1835, Luke
B. Tilton, born March 4, 1808.

648 Ebenezer " Howlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,^ Joseph,2
Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, Conn., February 29, 1764 (?), and died. He
married, September 2, 1792, Lois Lewis.

Children :

1705 i Lucy ^ Howlett, born September 8, 1793; married; died.

1706 ii Betsey Howlett, married John Howlett, Jr. (See 1699.)

1707 iii Asa Howlett, born July 16, 1796; died.

1708 iv Ebenezer Howlett, Jr., born May 27, 1798; died.

1709 V Keziah Howlett, born July 2, 1800; died; married Baker.

1710 vi Laura Howlett, born July 2, 1802 (?) ; died.

1711 vii Pearley Howlett, born August 18, 1804; died.

1712 viii Orrin Lewis Howlett, born June 1, 1806; died.

1713 ix Mary Ann Howlett, born March 18, 1808.

1714 X George Howlett, born February 26, 1810.

1715 xi Hannah Howlett, born June 13, 1812.

1716 xii Daniel Howlett, born December 5, 1814; married.

1717 xiii Lois A. Howlett, born September 11, 1817.

1718 xiv Adaline Howlett, born May 13, 1819.



SIXTH GENERATION 195

652 Tabitha ^ Hewlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2
Thomas ^) died. She married Comfort Clapham.

Children :

1719 i Eunice ^ Clapham, married Packard.

1720 ii Hannah Clapham, died young.

653 Mary ^ Hewlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas ^),
died. She married Edmund Tiffany.

Children :

1721 i Lucy ^ Tiffany, married Whittemore.

1722 ii Judson Tiffany, died.

1723 iii Prelate Tiffany.

654 Rebecca ^ Hewlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2
Thomas ^), died. She married, February 22, 1802, Samuel Lyon.

Children :

+ 1724 i Elijah ^ Lyon, married Laura Kingsbury.

1725 ii Emeline Lyon.

1726 iii Otis Lyon.

1727 iv Marietta Lyon.

1728 V Sarah Lyon.

1729 vi George Lyon.

665 Alfred ^ Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born
in Woodstock, Conn., July 5, 1765, and died in Grafton, Vt., August 19, 1835.
He married in Putney, Vt., February 28, 1796, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin
Woodward of Sturbridge, Mass. She died July 10, 1832, and was buried in Graf-
ton. Alfred Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church,
February 24, 1771, and later in life joined the Methodist Church, of which his
wife was also a member. He had blue eyes and was of medium height. He sold
land in Grafton in 1814 and 1817, and had a large quarry of soapstone on his farm
there, which he sold November 12, 1825. He was a farmer.

Children, all but the first and the last known to have been born in Grafton:

1730 i Lyman 7 Chaffee, born August 13, 1799; died August 25, 1800; buried

in Athens, Vt.

1731 ii EHzabeth Chaffee, born October 9, 1801 ; died; residence, 1891, Chelms-

ford, Mass.

1732 iii Behnda Chaffee, born January 1, 1804; died; united with the Congre-

gational Church in Grafton, January 4, 1835; a member of the
Fourth Congregational Church, Lowell, Mass., where she lived;
unmarried in 1886.
+ 1733 iv David Chaffee, born September 1, 1805; married.

1734 V Sarah Chaffee, born October 7, 1807; died ; residence, 1891, Chelmsford.

1735 vi Abigail Chaffee, died September 10, 1871 ; united with the Congre-

gational Church in Grafton, November 2, 1835.

666 David « Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Woodstock, Conn., July 5, 1765, and died in Boston, Erie County, N. Y., March 27,
1835. He married in Belvidere, Vt., Anna, daughter of Captain Charles Johnson,
a Revolutionary officer. She died January 27, 1827, and was buried in Boston.
David Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church, Feb-
ruary 24, 1771. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height.



196 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

He was a Private in the Revolution, serving in the warfare on the Canadian
border. He owned land in Athens, Vt., in 1802, and moved from Belvidere to
Boston between 1816 and 1820. He was a farmer and a member of the Presby-
terian church.

Children :

+ 1736 i Chester 7 Chaffee, born October 7, 1791; married (1) Abigail ;

(2) Lydia Jackson.

1737 _ii Orville Chaffee, born May 28, 1793; died.

1738 iii Orpha Chaffee, born June 15, 1794; died in Boston; married William

Ranlitt.
+ 1739 iv Alva Chaffee, born August 16, 1796; married (1) Lydia A. Car-
penter; (2) Mrs. Mary Stevens.
1740 V Calvin Chaffee, born September 8, 1799; died in CaUfornia, December

15, 1850; marr ed Peck.

+ 1741 vi Ezra Chaffee, born May 3, 1802; married Hilda A. Rathbun.
1742 vii Anna Chaffee, born March 30, 1804; died in Boston, June 19, 1861;
married Elihu Johnson.
+ 1743 viii Alfred Chaffee, born April 11, 1806; married EUza Rathbun.

1744 ix Jerusha Chaffee, born March 15, 1808; died October 28, 1826.

1745 X Azubah Chaffee, born June 6, 1810; died in Buffalo, N. Y., March

28, 1846; married WiUiam Andre.

1746 xi Sophronia Chaffee, born April 30, 1813; died in Boston, January

1, 1863; married Charles Ayers.

667 Charles ^ Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,-* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born
in Woodstock, Conn., May 3, 1767, and died in Rockingham, Vt., April 30, 1823.
He married in Athens, Vt., Lucy Evans of that place, who died about 1838, and
was buried in Rockingham. Charles Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock
Congregational Church, February 24, 1771. He had a light complexion, and was
six feet, eight inches in height. He was a shoemaker and at the time of his mar-
riage lived in Athens, where he was buried.

Children"

1747 i Azubah "> Chaffee, married Aaron Hitchcock.

1748 ii Electa Chaffee, unmarried.

1749 iii Jerusha Chaffee, married Aaron Hitchcock.

1750 iv Atlanta Chaffee, unmarried.

+ 1751 v Nathan Steadman Chaffee, born October 3, 1815; married (1) Betsey
Conklin ; (2) Deborah Conklin.

1752 vi Welthea Chaffee, died in infancy.

668 Rufus 6 ChaSee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Woodstock, Conn., March 2, 1769, and died in Athens, Vt., April 12, 1857. He
married there, about 1792, Ehzabeth ("Betsey") Stickney of that place. She
died July 27, 1860, and was buried in Lyndon, Vt. She had a dark complexion,
blue eyes and black hair. He was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational
Church, February 24, 1771. He had a light complexion, and blue eyes. He lived
in Athens, where he was a farmer and a shoemaker; he was elected Hayward there
in 1835, and Selectman in 1841 and 1842.

Children :

1753 i Abigail ^ Chaffee, born February 5, 1795; died February 5, 1795.
+ 1754 ii Elisha H. Chaffee, born June 6, 1796; married Catharine Russell.

1755 iii Sylvanus Chaffee, born in Athens, July 10, 1797; died August 19,
1800.



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SIXTH GENERATION 197

+ 1756 iv Eber Kise Chaffee, born December 3, 1799; married Anna D.

Davis.
1757 V Elizabeth Chaffee, born January 6, 1804; died in Athens, in 1855;

married there, Amos Davis; residence, Athens.
+ 1758 vi Rufus Chaffee, born April 21, 1806; married (1) Susan Russell; (2)

Experience Porter.

1759 vii Zerviah Chaffee, born August 20, 1809; died in Athens, February

7, 1855; married in Cambridgeport, Vt., Samuel Ober; residence,
Athens.

1760 viii Abigail Chaffee, born January 12, 1813; married in Athens, Henry

Stiles; removed to Illinois; living in 1884.

1761 ix Harriet Melissa Chaffee, born in Athens, October 30, 1816; died

December 26, 1816.

1762 X Simon Stickney Chaffee, a twin, born in Athens, October 30, 1816;

died in Colorado; married in Athens about 1838, Hannah Brown;
went to Illinois about 1839 with his brother Elisha H., thence
to Colorado.

669 Lydia « Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in
Woodstock, Conn., March 22, 1771, and died in Monmouth, 111., after 1844. She
married John Oak, who died about 1825. She moved to Illinois about 1844.

Children :

1763 i Ezra "> Oak, married Porter; settled in New York state.

1764 ii John Oak, Jr., died in Illinois, where he had settled about 1844.

1765 iii Seth Oak, died in Illinois, where he had settled about 1844.

1766 iv Lydia Oak, died in Illinois, where she settled about 1844.

1767 V Samuel Oak, died in Winona, Minn.

1768 vi Susan Oak, died in early womanhood; married in Athens, Vt., Comfort

Thrasher.

1769 vii Charles Oak, died; married Lucy Evans, and had one son and four

daughters.

672 Ezra 6 ChaSe, Jr. (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), was born
in Woodstock, Conn., August 25, 1777, and died in Peterboro, N. Y., January 4,
1862. He married in Smithfield, N. Y., December 6, 1801, Fanny, daughter of
Lieutenant David Shipman of New York City, an officer of the Revolution. She
was born in Newark, N. J., January 19, 1783, died August 26, 1860, and was buried
in Peterboro. Ezra Chaffe, Jr., was baptized in the West Woodstock Congrega-
tional Church, October 5, 1777. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was
five feet, nine and one-half inches in height. He v/as a farmer and from his sixth
until his twenty-first year lived in Athens, Vt. In 1798 he moved to New York
state, where he bought a tract of land in Smithfield, being one of its earliest
settlers and most valued citizens. Late in life he bought a home in Peterboro.
He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church, as were also most of
his children and grandchildren.

Children :

1770 i Mary J.7 Chaffe, born October 13, 1802; died March 17, 1872.
+ 1771 ii Abiel Evans Chaffe, born September 17, 1804; married Abigail

Harrington.
+ 1772 iii Jerusha H. Chaffe, born April 3, 1806; married Uriah Farmer.
+ 1773 iv Ursula Chaffe, born February 24, 1808; married Asa Howard.
1774 v David Shipman Chaffe, born February 11, 1811; died December
10, 1850; married Emily Myers.
+ 1775 vi Melissa Chaffe, born January 28, 1814; married Chauncey Myers,



198 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

+ 1776 vii Newell Moses Chaffe, born September 25, 1818; married Catherine
McGregor.

1777 viii Caroline K. Chaffe, born January 22, 1821 ; died March 22, 1885.

1778 ix William P. Chaffe, born June 4, 1829; died November 27, 1855.

673 Abigail « Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born
in Woodstock, Conn., May 9, 1779, and died August 11, 1813. She married in
Athens, Vt., May 29, 1806, Reverend Asa Kent, a Methodist minister, born in
Brookfield, Conn., May 9, 1780, died in New Bedford, Mass., September 1, 1860.
Abigail Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church,
June 6, 1779, and was buried in New Bedford. Mr. Kent married (2), April 29,
1814, Susan Earl, who died in May, 1863.

Children:

1779 i Joseph Crawford ^ Kent, born April 14, 1807; married Myra Chap-

man.

1780 ii Elmira Kent, born January 2, 1810; died November 15, 1841; mar-

ried Charles Worth.
+ 1781 iii Abigail Kent, born June 17, 1813; married William Tallman.

674 Olive « Chafiee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born
in Woodstock, Conn., February 20, 1781, and died in Belvidere, Vt., September 13,
1849. She married Leonard Ames, and lived at one time in Trenton, N. J. She
was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church, April 22, 1781.

Children:

+ 1782 i Abigail ^ Ames, married Green.

+ 1783 ii Jerusha Ames, married William Evarts.

676 Prudence ^ Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,'* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born
in Woodstock, Conn., September 17, 1782, and died in Grafton, Vt., February 22,
1843. She married in x\thens, Vt., August 22, 1814, David Cottrell, born in Rhode
Island, August 21, 1781, died in Grafton, December 18, 1839. He had a light
complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium height. He was a miller and also in
the lumber business. He served in the War of 1812 as a Private and attended
the Congregational Church. Prudence Chaffee was baptized in the West Wood-
stock Congregational Church, October 27, 1782. She and her husband lived in
Grafton.

Children :

1784 i David Freeman ^ Cottrell, born August 12, 1815; died March 8, 1816.

1785 ii Adaline Rebecca Cottrell, born February 21, 1817; died October 2,

1882; married James Dimon of Bristol, R. I.
+ 1786 iii Mary Cottrell, born January 20, 1819; married Nathan T. Sherwin.

1787 iv David Harvey Cottrell, born May 28. 1821; died in California, in

September, 1850, soon after his arrival there.

1788 V Laura Cottrell, born September 16, 1823; residence, 1891, Bristol, R. I.



Online LibraryWilliam H. (William Henry) ChaffeeThe 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 text (page 27 of 91)