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1833.
+ 2429 ii Jane EUzabeth Chaffee, born in 1834; married Dudley Fish.
2430 iii Mary Abigail Chaffee, born in 1836; died in Pennellville, N. Y., in
1857; married Cahdn PhiUips; no children; lived in Pennellville.
+ 2431 iv Newman Josiah Chaffee, born November 10, 1838; married (1) Delia
A. Burleigh; (2) Mornelvia O. Miller.

2432 V Joanna Amantha Chaffee, born in 1843; married George H. Parsons;

no children ; lives in Phcenix.

2433 vi Martha Chaffee, born in Phoenix, in 1847; died there in 1847.

+ 2434 \'ii Emehne Jerusha Chaffee, born in 1850; married L. Duane Streeter.

966 Frederick ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Frederick,^ Josiah,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Na-
thaniel, ^ Thomas i), was born in Ashford, Conn., January 7, 1789, and died in
Mansfield, Conn., April 3, 1862. He married in Ashford, June 12, 1814, Catherine
Spring, daughter of Ephraim Knowlton of that place.

He served in the War of 1812, from August 23 to October 26, 1814, being sta-
tioned in New London, Conn., at the time Commodore Decatur's fleet retreated
before the British. He was in Charles Abel's company, and also in Groton in
Captain Amos Chaffee's company. In 1832 he was a pensioner, living in Hartford
County, Conn. He was a farmer.

Children :

+ 2435 i Orwell Sidney « Chaffee, born June 13, 1815 ; married Lucina A. Conant.

2436 ii Ephraim Chaffee, born in 1817; died in 1819.

2437 iii William F. Chaffee, born May 17, 1822.

2438 iv Maria Chaffee, born in 1823; died in 1828.

973 Daniel Knowlton^ Chaffee (Frederick, "^ Josiah, 5 Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., November 21, 1802, and died
in Providence, R. I., July 8, 1856. He married (1) there, January 1, 1827, Mrs.
Sarah Aldrich (Tucker) Snow of Raynham, Mass., born September 29, 1788,
died September 29, 1848, and was buried in the North Burying-Ground, Providence.



SEVENTH GENERATION 247

He married (2), September 10, 1849, Mrs. Charlotte A. (Sayles) Cornell of Glou-
cester, R. I. He lived in Providence, where he held the office of Sheriff.

Children, by first wife:

2439 i Daniel Knowlton s Chaffee, Jr., born May 25, 1828; died in June, 1863.
+ 2440 ii Charles Edward Chaffee, born December 17, 1830; married (1) Eliza
A. Thurber; (2) Anna E. K. Gladmin.

2441 iii Sarah Ann EHzabeth Chaffee, born November 12, 1832; died March

17, 1834; buried in the North Burjdng Ground, Pro\'idence.

2442 iv Joseph Frederick Chaffee, born September 16, 1835; died August 20,

1838; buried in the North Burying Ground, Providence.

2443 V Joseph Frederick Chaffee, born November 29, 1838; died May 15,

1839; buried in the North Burying Ground, Pro^ddence.

2444 vi George Warren Chaffee, born April 25, 1840; died January 13, 1863,

after reaching home from sickness contracted in the Union army
during the Civil War; he was in the Battle of Bull Run and
tliirteen other battles.

974 Anson " Chaffee (Frederick,^ Josiah,5 Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., November 17, 1804, and died in Derby,
Conn., October 6, 1873. He married in East Windsor, Conn., April 20, 1826,
Sally M., daughter of James Whipple of that place. She was born October 25,
1810, died April 1, 1883, and was buried in Derby.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Anson Chaffee, though fifty-seven years old,
enlisted in the 2d Connecticut Volunteer regiment for three months, served his
time and was discharged. Returning home, he re-enlisted September 21, 1861,
in the 10th Connecticut Volunteer regiment for three years, as Drum Major and
after passing through the Hatteras campaign was discharged in Newberne, N. C,
for age and disability. He was by trade a mechanic, and was living in Derby at
the time of his death.

Children :

2445 i A son, 8 born in East Windsor, November 7, 1827; died November 24,

1827.
+ 2446 ii Anson D. Chaffee, born September 14, 1829; married (1) Mary

Harris; (2) Catherine B. Hawley.
+ 2447 iii Sarah M. Chaffee, born December 7, 1831; married Mansfield Hull.
+ 2448 iv Sanford Erasmus Chaffee, born October 14, 1833; married (1) Anna

E. Boyce ; (2) Mary E. Turner.
+ 2449 V Charles S. Chaffee, born January 25, 1836; married Mary J. Chalker.
+ 2450 vi Frank W. Chaffee, born February 23, 1838; married Sarah A. Finch.
+ 2451 vii James W. Chaffee, born July 24, 1840; married Mary L. Zetler.
+ 2452 viii Eliza L. Chaffee, born August 29, 1843; married George A. Cargill.
+ 2453 ix Harvey M. Chaffee, born August 1, 1846; married EUzabeth Decker.

2454 X Ella N. Chaffee, born January 6, 1849; died January 7, 1851; buried

in Derby.

2455 xi Susan Chaffee, born October 28, 1852; married in Derby, June 9,

1875, Frank S., son of Lucius B. Welton of New Haven, Conn.;
he is a corset designer.

991 Emery ' Chaffee (Elihu," Josiah,5 Jonathan,-' Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., April 30, 1818, and died in Manchester,
Conn., in March, 1855. He married there, April 28, 1847, Philenda, daughter of
Theodore Risby, Jr., of that place. In 1847 they lived in Manchester, where he
was a school teacher.



248 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Child:
2456 i Theodore Dean s Chaffee, born in Glastonbury, Conn., March 15, 1851;
married, July 6, 1881, Emma, daughter of Jared HoUister of Man-
chester; in 1883 he was a hotel clerk in Springfield, Mass.

992 Ezra ^ Chaffee (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass. (New Salem, Mass.), December 20, 1784,
and died in Courtland, Mich., March 16, 1853. He married in Windham, O.,
Mary, daughter of Ebenezer Messenger of that place. She died May 16, 1844,
and was buried in Windham. Doctor Ezra Chaffee had a light complexion, blue
eyes, dark hair and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was a graduate of
Yale College and also studied in New York state. He served in the War of 1812
as a surgeon under General Harrison, in Fort Meigs and Tippecanoe, Ind., and
was stationed in Buffalo, N. Y., at the time of Perry's victory on Lake Erie. He
moved to Ohio in 1790, and was living in Windham at the time of his marriage.
About 1848 he moved to Michigan, where he was one of the first physicians in
Kent County.

Children :

+ 2457 i Willard Dilhngham « Chaffee, born March 24, 1812; married Mary
Shank.

2458 ii Harriet Mary Chaffee, born October 13, 1814; died December 24, 1878;

married George Shank.

2459 iii William Darwin Chaffee, born August 17, 1816; married Aurillia

Punray.

2460 iv Sally Mercy Chaffee, born June 1, 1818; married Nathan R. Wood.

993 Thirza ^ Chaffee (Benjamin, « Thomas, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., November 6, 1786, and died. She married
Rufus Whitehead.

Child:
+ 2461 i Maria " Whitehead, married James Cook.

995 Benjamin ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Benjamin, ^ Thomas, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1), was born in Becket, Mass., February 11, 1792 (1793), and
died in Newfield, N. Y., June 30, 1842. He married in Scipio, N. Y., in 1812,
Clarissa, daughter of Robert Bradford of Sempronius, N. Y. She was born Feb-
ruary 17, 1798, died December 24, 1862, and was buried in North Hector, N. Y.
She was a Methodist.

Benjamin Chaffee, Jr., was a Private in the War of 1812. He travelled as far
as Black Rock, N. Y., but did not engage in any active service.

He was baptized in November, 1793, in the First Congregational Church of
Becket. He probably went to New York state with his father, about 1807. At
the time of his marriage he was living in Scipio, but apparently moved soon after
to Newfield, as all his children were born there. He had a fair complexion, gray
eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was a farmer and is said to have
been a strict and upright man.

Children, born in Newfield :
+ 2462 i Clarissa Ervillas Chaffee, born March 13, 1813; married John Mc-

Daniels.
+ 2463 ii Benjamin Albert Chaffee, born November 11, 1814; married (1)

Caroline Story ; (2) Mary Conley .



SEVENTH GENERATION 249

+ 2464 iii Robert Charles Chaffee, born May 22, 1816; married (1) Sophia

Russel; (2) Ann Shields.
+ 2465 iv Ezra Albertus Chaffee, born June 24, 1819; married Sally Gellow.
+ 2466 V Sarah Alvira Chaffee, born July 5, 1820; married WiUiam Rowley.
2467 vi Samuel Chaffee, born March 2, 1822; died in Newfield, May 10, 1840.
+ 2468 vii Jane Mirah Chaffee, born May 9, 1824; married Richard or John

Russel.
+ 2469 viii Rufus Chaffee, born August 14, 1826; married (1) Eliza Beach; (2)

Maries Starks.
+ 2470 ix Andrew Chaffee, born July 31, 1828; married Marietta Beach; (2)

Maria L. Dassance.

2471 X Mary Ann Chaffee, born July 23, 1830; died in Indiana, April 15,

1870; married Jeremiah Beach; hved in Newfield until 1863,
when she moved to Indiana.

2472 xi Nelson Chaffee, born September 20, 1832; died November 4, 1864;

married Alvira » Chaffee (2475) (Joshua, ^ Benjamin, ^ Thomas, ^
Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) ; went to Indiana
from Newfield in 1851, and hved there until 1863, when he
entered the Union army, and died in the Civil War.

2473 xii Lemuel Chaffee, born June 16, 1834; died in Newfield, in childhood.

2474 xiii Chloe Melissa Chaffee, born IMarch 21, 1837; died in Indiana in 1858;

married Job Smith; went to Indiana from Newfield with her
brother in 1851.

996 Joshua ? Chaffee (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., December 10, 1793, and died near Ken-
dallville, Ind. He married Polly Bower. He was a farmer.

Children :

2475 i Alvira « Chaffee, married Nelson Chaffee. (See 2472).

2476 ii A son, died.

Six other daughters, names unkno'wn.

999 Seth ^ Chaffee (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathan-
iel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., in 1799, and died in Newfield, N. Y.,
March 22, 1875. He married Lucy McDaniels of Newfield, who died in 1873,
and was buried there. Both were members of the Christian Church. He resided
in Newfield from his childhood until his death, excepting one year in Geneva, N. Y.
He had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. He
was a laborer.

Children :

+ 2477 i Williard Erwin « Chaffee, born April 12, 1828; married Phoebe
Savercool.

2478 ii Thomas Chaffee, married Amanda Russell; residence, 1891, Newfield.

2479 iii Riley Chaffee, married Ellen Butler; residence, 1891, Newfield.

2480 iv Ohver Chaffee, married Mary McLinnick; residence, 1891, Ithaca,

N. Y.

2481 V Jason Chaffee, died before 1891; married Mary Boyer.

2482 vi Polly Chaffee, married Isaiah Doohttle; residence, 1891, Horse-

heads, N. Y.

2483 vii Nancy Chaffee, married James Garrett; residence, 1891, Elmira,

N. Y.

2484 viii Alvira Chaffee, married John Boyer; residence, 1891, Breesport,

N. Y.

2485 ix Almira Chaffee, married Chester Linderman.

2486 X Huldah Chaffee, died before 1891; married Charles Holmes.

2487 xi Ransom Chaffee.



250 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

1000 Almon ' Chaffee (Benjamin, « Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathan-
iel,2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., March 28, 1809, and died in Turkey-
Creek, Ind., May 12, 1859. He married in Newfield, N. Y., Julia Ann, daughter
of James Cook of that place. She died October 29, 1876, and was buried in Win-
ston, Mo. Both were members of the Advent Church, Mr. Chaffee having formerly
been a Baptist. He was a Deacon and an Elder in both churches. At the time of
his marriage he lived in Newfield, and about 1837 moved to Ohio, settling near
Painesville. Later he moved to Indiana. He had a light complexion, blue eyes,
and was five feet, nine inches in height. He was a farmer with a reputation for
thorough honesty and uprightness.

Children :

2488 i Naomi Ann « Chaffee, born near Newfield, November 18, 1829; died

May 16, 1870; married Otis Van Pelt.

2489 ii Sylvia Jane Chaffee, born in New York state, November 21, 1831;

died January 11, 1863; married Neil J. Ruthorn, who was
wounded in the Battle of Shiloh in the Civil War, and died
aboard the boat on his way home.
+ 2490 iii Leonard Almon Chaffee, born January 2, 1834; married (1) Mary A.
Van Pelt; (2) Almira Smith.

2491 iv Harmon Jared Chaffee, born in New York state, April 18, 1836;

married (1) Minerva Conklin; (2) Louisa Conklin ; residence, 1891,
Parsons, Kan.; a farmer.

2492 V Charles Harrison Chaffee, born near Painesville, September 22, 1838;

married Amanda Conklin; he is a member of Advent Church, a
fine Bible student, an eloquent speaker and evangelist, beloved
and respected by all; stalwart, erect and finely proportioned;
residence, 1801, Utica, Mo.

+ 2493 vi Alonzo Joshua Chaffee, born September 17, 1840; married Mary
Teeters.
2494 vii Alfred Minor Chaffee, born June 5, 1845; died September 28, 1845.

+ 2495 viii Addison Harland Chaffee, born May 21, 1849; married Rose J.
Salladay.

1002 Nathan 7 Church (Deliverance,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Na-
thaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., February 23, 1789, and died in
Maine, N. Y. He married (1), January 27, 1813, Annis Hare, who died in 1828,
and he married (2), February 23, 1829, Zylpha Davis. He was a Baptist minister
and at one time had a charge in Maine, where he died.

Children, by first wife:

+ 2496 i Deliverance » Church, born April 25, 1814; married EHjah Belcher.
2497 ii Nathan Church, Jr., born June 17, 1816; married, February 6, 1839,
Almeda D. Mitchell, and had four sons and a daughter.
+ 2498 iii Lydia Ann Church, born March 6, 1818; married William E. Messenger.

2499 iv William B. Church, born September 16, 1821; married, November

9, 1841. Fanny Bronson, and had one son, a minister, and a
daughter; he is a wagonmaker in Albany, N. Y.

2500 V Hannah A. Church, born May 22, 1828; married, March 23, 1848, D.

W. Norton, and had two children; residence, Susquehanna, Pa.

Child, by second wife:
+ 2501 vi Adoniram Judson Church, born January 1, 1831 ; married Irene Fuller.

1005 Cyrus ^ Church (Deliverance ^ Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3
Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., February 14, 1798, and died



SEVENTH GENERATION 251

October 28, 1865. He married (1), November 11, 1850, Phcebe S. Gleason, and
(2) Rosetta Christie. He was buried in Becket.

Child, by first wife :
2502 i Nathan s Church, died.

1011 Newman Keyes " Chafiee (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., December 15, 1796, and died
there, December 15, 1858. He married (1) in Springfield, Mass., March 15, 1820,
Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer Phelps of Becket, where she died April 30, 1836,
aged thirty-five years and eight months. Mr. Chaffee married (2) in Vernon,
Conn., March 1, 1837, Olive, daughter of Lemuel Abbott of that place. She was
born October 3, 1800, died in Becket, February 1, 1871, and was buried there,
as were Mr. Chaffee and his first wife. All three were members of the First Con-
gregational Church of Becket, which he joined at the age of thirty. He was a
farmer in Becket, which he represented in the Massachusetts Legislature in 1850.
He had a light complexion, blue eyes, was five feet, eight inches, in height and of
a very kindly disposition.

Children, by first wife, born in Becket:

2503 i Ebenezer s Chaffee, born December 12, 1820; residence, 1858, Chicago*

111., 1883, Hiko, Nev., where he lived on a ranch, having lived

in the mountains twenty years; unmarried.
+ 2504 ii Frederick A. Chaffee, born March 17, 1823; married Charlotte Thrall.
+ 2505 iii Wolcott Chaffee, born June 15, 1826; married Jennette A. Judd.
+ 2506 iv Joseph Chalker Chaffee, born August 18 (19), 1828; married Caroline

L. Phelps.
+ 2507 V Elisabeth Ann Chaffee, born October 5, 1831; married William A.

Messenger.

2508 vi A daughter, born January 12, 1834.

Child, by second wife :

2509 \ii Lucretia Chaffee, born in Becket, December 12, 1839; residence, 1858,

Becket; unmarried and living with her sister, Mrs. Messenger,
in Windham, 0.. in 1883.

1012 Miner ^ Chaffee (Thomas, ^ Thomas, * Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., February 6, 1799, and died there, Septem-
ber 29, 1880. He married in Becket, June 9, 1825, Lucy, daughter of Joseph
Frary of that place, where she was born November 14, 1798. She died June 8,
1884. Both were buried in Becket. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church
and though Mr. Chaffee was not a member, he was a strong supporter of his wife's
church. They resided in Becket, where he was a Selectman, and also in Tyring-
ham, Mass. He was first a blacksmith and later a farmer. and manufacturer.
He was of a generous nature and ready for every good work. He had a dark com-
plexion, black eyes, and was five feet, six inches in height.

Children, the first two born in Becket, the last two in Tyringham:

+ 2510 i Henry » Chaffee, born April 9, 1826; married Charlotte C. Carter.
+ 2511 ii Sarah Chaffee, born Februarv 4, 1829; married Jonathan W. Wheeler.
2512 iii Emma Chaffee, born February 29 (27), 1833; residence, 1884, Becket;

unmarried.
+ 2513 iv Thomas Chaffee, born December 31, 1838; married Martha K.

Marcy.



252 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

1014 Anna Harriet ^ Chaffee (Thomas, e Thomas, ^ Jonathan, * Jonathan, 3 Na-
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Bcckct, Mass., February 4, 1803, and died there,
August 17, 1859. She married in Becket, January 8 (20), 1824, Justin Martin
Ames, born there. May 17, 1799. He died in Thompson ville. Conn., November 4,
1882. Both husband and wife were buried in Becket. They were members of
the First and Second Congregational Churches of Becket, she joining at the age
of twenty-four. Justin M. Ames was a farmer and had a fair complexion, blue
eyes, and was five feet, eleven inches in height. His wife had a dark complexion,
and black eyes.

Children, born in Becket:

2514 i Samantha Minerva ^ Ames, born December 24, 1826; married Joshua

Barnard; residence, 1883, Morristown, Minn., 1887, Wisconsin.

2515 ii Zeruah Ames, born October 26, 1828; married, March 4, 1852, Joseph

Osborn; residence, 18S3, Saratoga, N. Y.

2516 iii Sampson Chaffee Ames, born July 28, 1830; residence, 1883, Sara-

toga.

2517 iv George Luther Ames, born June 16, 1832; married Ellen Tinker of

Chester, Mass.; residence, 1883, Saratoga.

2518 V Lucy Ann Ames, born October 6, 1835; married (1), July, 1852,

Nelson D. Gibbs; (2) in Becket, in July, 1853, William Wheelock;
residence, 1883, Minonk, 111., 1890, Milan, O.

2519 vi Lucinda Ames, born March 6, 1837; married, June 25, 1862, James

P. Meecham, who died before 1890; residence, 1883, Middle-
field. Mass., 1890, Milan.
+ 2520 vii Miner Thomas Ames, born July 20, 1839; married (1) Emily Rose;
(2) Irene Cowen.

2521 viii Wilson Ames, born April 16, 1841; married Abby Wilcox of Chester;

residence, 1883, Chicago, 111.

2522 ix Julia Eliza Ames, born March 24, 1843; residence, 1883, Chicago;

unmarried.
+ 2523 x Franklin Ames, born July 7, 1845; married Emma Cowen.

1015 Thomas Sherman ^ Chaffee (Thomas, ^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., March 24, 1805, and died in
Springfield, Mass., October 6, 1874. He married (1) in Becket, February 4, 1829,
Elizabeth (Betsey) Shaw of that place, who died there, April 25, 1830, and was
buried there. He married (2), January 3, 1832, Lucy Ann Culver of Tyringham,
Mass., who died in Blandford, Mass., April 26, 1843, and was buried there. He
married (3) in Blandford, November 2, 1843, Catharine L., daughter of Rufus
Blair of that place. She was living in 1885.

Thomas S. Chaffee served as Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature
in 1842. In 1874 he was living in Springfield, where he was a merchant and a
member of the Congregational Church. He had a light compexion, gray eyes,
and was of medium height.

Children, by first wife:

2524 i Wellington » Chaffee, born in Becket; died aged eight months.

Children, by third wife, born in Blandford:

+ 2525 ii Sherman Blair Chaffee, born September 2, 1844; married Alice A.
Williams.
2526 iii Theodore Wellington Chaffee, born January 23, 1847; married in
Boston, Mass., August 14, 1873, Harriet F., daughter of William
C. Poland of that place; no children; in 1885 was a cattle raiser
and wool grower in Hinsdale, Wy.






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SEVENTH GENERATION 253

2527 iv Edward Clark Chaffee, born July 21, 1850; died September 11, 1852,

and was buried in Blandford.

2528 V Fred Knowlton Chaffee, born May 9, 1855; residence, 1885, Denver,

Col., where he was a government clerk in the Surveyor General's
Office.

1016 Lucinda ^ Chaffee (Thomas,^ Thomas,* Jonathan,^ Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., January 12, 1807, and died in West Becket,
Mass., April 1, 1864. She married in Becket, October 10, 1827, Kendall Baird
of that place, who died April 21, 1868, aged sixty-five years and one month. Both
were buried in Becket. She had a dark complexion, back eyes, and was five feet,
two inches in height.

Children :

2529 i Abigail E.s Baird, born in 1828; married, June 14, 1849, Henry Wilson

of Blandford, Mass., and had two or three sons; residence, 1890,
Rockford, 111.

2530 ii Prentice C. Baird, born in September, 1831; died in East Lee, Mass.,

October 6, 1890; went to Lee in 1854 and entered uito partnership
with Joseph C. Chaffee (2506) in the jewelry business; in 1856 became
a paper manufacturer; was President of the Lee National Bank and
a Director in another Lee bank; a man of great business ability
and energy; State Senator from Lee; dark complexion, black eyes,
medium height ; unmarried.

2531 iii Alma L. Baird, born in April, 1834; married, November 28, 1853, Na-

thaniel S-. Kellogg of Illinois, and had three children; residence,
1890, Rockford.

2532 iv Catharine A. Baird, born May 12, 1838; married, September 6, 1867,

Lloyd Call of Otis, Mass., who died before 1890, when she was
living in Lee; no children.

2533 V Frederick K. Baird, born in 1842; married (1), June 5, 1862, Carrie J.

Clark of Becket, who died May 2, 1863; (2) Jennette Clark.

2534 vi George K. Baird, born January 25, 1846; married Belle H. Hitchcock

of Winsted, Conn.; in 1890 had two children and was living in Lee.

1017 Prentiss " Chaffee (Thomas,^ Thomas,' Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., January 1, 1809, and married there, about
April or ^May, 1833, Betsey, daughter of Israel Cannon of Blandford, Mass., their
marriage intention being published in Becket, April 15, 1833. Mr. Chaffee was
a member of the First Congregational Church of Becket, and was Selectman of
that town from 1839 to 1841, and again in 1851. In 1845 he represented Becket
in the Massachusetts Legislature. He was a paper manufacturer and in 18S3
was living in Lee, Mass. He has a dark complexion and is of medium height.

Children :

+ 2535 i George Lewis s Chaffee, born September 30, 1834; married Constance
Henderson.
2536 ii Mary Elizabeth Chaffee, born March 16, 1839.

X 1019 Knowlton Sampson " Chaffee (Thomas,^ Thomas, * Jonathan,* Jonathan,3
Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., July 11, 1814, and married in
Lee, Mass., January 27, 1836, Amelia, daughter of Pliny Shaylor of that place.

He went to Boston, Mass., in 1838 to sell charcoal which he manufactured in
the Berkshire Hills. He was a member of the firm of Chaffee and Cummmgs,
charcoal dealers, and was also a glass manufacturer. He was President of the



254 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Fanouil Hall Fire Insurance Company, of tho horse car line running between
Boston and Cambridge, and was a member of both branches of the Massachusetts
Legislature, the House of Representatives in 1863, and the Senate in 1868. He
was a member of the East Cambridge Board of Alderman, the Common Council
and was Overseer of the Poor in that town. In 1887 he was living in East
Cambridge, a retired merchant, having been in the charcoal business for forty
years.

Child:
+ 2537 i Charles S.s Chaffee, born December 18, 1838; married.

1026 Thomas BJ ChafEee (Jonathan, « Thomas,5 Jonathan, < Jonathan, 3 Na-
thaniel,2 Thomas 0, died in McGrawville, N. Y. He married Eliza Wells.
Children :

2538 i Polemas W.s Chaffee, residence, McGrawville.

2539 ii Morris B. Chaffee, residence, Toronto, Canada.

+ 2540 iii Thomas Jefferson Chaffee, born March 6, 1841 ; married Mary Hamilton.

1039 Orin ' Ames (Lois « Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan, * Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2
Thomas 1) was born in 1807, and died in Covington, Pa., February 9, 1880. He
married Eliza Burr of Massachusetts, who in 1891 was living with her daughter,
Mrs. Wells, in Covington.

Children :



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 34 of 91)