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in West Liberty, Pa., April 10, 1856. He married (1), January 1, 1830, Betsey
Ellis, who died in Lawrence County, Pa., September 5, 1841, and was buried in
Newcastle, Pa. She was a member of the Baptist Church. He married (2), Jane



SEVENTH GENERATION 279

Carnes. He had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, nine and one-
half inches in height. He was a shoemaker.

Children, bv first wife:

2910 i Wells s Chafee, born October 9, 1S31 ; died January 12, 1834.

2911 ii Laura Chafee, born May 27, 1834; died May 27, 1834.

+ 2912 iii Reuben Harry Chafee, born June 17, 18.35; married Sarah J. Mc-

Quiston.
+ 2913 iv John Ellis Chafee, born June 7, 1838; married Juliana F. Smith.

2914 V Lucy Ann Chafee, born March 4, 1841; married George Hayes; resi-

dence, 1892, New Brighton, Pa.

Children, by second wife:

2915 vi James Smith Chafee, born June 5, 1845; died November 24, 1891;

married Samantha Goodwin.

2916 vii Benjamin Sylvester Chafee, born December 7, 1847; died January 23,

1866; unmarried.

1210 Amos Wells ^ ChafEee (William, « Noah,5 Nathaniel, * Jonathan, 3 Nathan-
iel, 2 Thomas was born in Luzerne County, Pa., October 6, 1810, and married
in Tioga County, Pa., September 28, 1834 (?), Bethiah Christiana, daughter of
Simeon Babcock of New York state. She died October 17, 1883, and was buried
in Wisconsin. She was a member of the Seventh Day Advent Church, as is Mr.
Chaffee, he having joined at the age of fifty-six. He is a farmer, has lived in
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and, in 1893, was living in Byron, Minn. He has a
light complexion, and is five feet, ten inches in height.

Children, born in Tioga County:

2917 i Minerva 8 Chaffee, born June 25, 1835; married Albert Sawyer;

residence, Cat Head, Pa.

2918 ii Malinda Chaffee, born July 27, 1837; married Charles Shaw; resi-

dence, 1893, Rock Creek, Minn.

2919 iii Simeon G. Chaffee, born July 12, 1839; died in Pennsylvania, in

infancy.
+ 2920 iv Oliver Nelson Chaffee, born July 27, 1840; married Sarah A. Sur-
dam,

2921 V iVlmeron W. Chaffee, born July 9, 1843; died about 1878; married

A. Fermon, who died before 1893.

2922 vi William Edgar Chaffee, born July 17, 1845; married in 1893, A.

Green; residence, 1893, Fort Ridgely, Minn.

+ 2923 vii Laura Lucretia Chaffee, born August 30, 1847; married Elisha W.
Sloan.
2924 \'iii Guy S. Chaffee, born May 31, 1849; married C. Cummings; residence,
1893, Fort Ridgely.

+ 2925 ix Hiram Sawyer Chaffee, born April 30, 1851; married Fanny Cum-
mings.

2926 x Abbie Jane Chaffee, born April 5, 1853; died in Minnesota, in 1865.

2927 xi Christina B. Chaffee, born April 2, 1855; married H. Hendricks;

residence, 1893, Pine City, Minn., or Byron.

2928 xii Curtis M. Chaffee, born December 29, 1857; married Ella Shurl;

residence, 1893, Eunice, Minn.

2929 xiii Mary Eliza Chaffee, born April 1, 1860; died in 1861.

2930 xiv Sarah Ida Chaffee, a twin, born April 1, 1860; died April 2, 1861.

1215 Henry Marshfield '' Chapin (Else ^ Chaffee, Noah,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 1818, and died in Rochester, N. Y., in 1858.
He married in Albany, N. Y., in September, 1842, Nancy Dearstine, who died in



280 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Rochester in 1853. She was a member of the Methodist and he of the Universahst
Church. He had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and was a machinist.

Children :

2931 i Henry Parsons s Chapin, died in 1869.

2932 ii John Pitts Chapin.

2933 iii Charles Oscar Chapin.

2934 iv Elsie Jane Chapin, residence, 1895, Syracuse, N. Y.

2935 V Charles Gordon Chapin.

1219 Origen William '^ Chaffee (Reuben, « Xoah,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ Na-
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., January 22, 1825, and married
in Mystic, Conn., June 19, 1850, Louise Helen, daughter of Reverend Washington
Plunger. In 1883 they lived in Hartford, Conn., where he was a boot and shoe-
maker.

Children :

2936 i William Dewitt » Chaffee, born April 21, 1851 ; died October 6, 1851.

2937 ii Nellie Louise Chaffee, born August 21, 1852.

+ 2938 iii William Reuben Chaffee, born August 13, 1854; married Elizabeth

Brockbank.
+ 2939 iv Charles Washington Chaffee, born April 23, 1856; married Emma

Rousseau.
+ 2940 v Frank Burt Chaffee, born February 14, 1858; married Jennie Ris-

ley.
+ 2941 vi Lillian Augusta Chaffee, born November 20, 1859; married Arthur

Cooley.

2942 vii Hattie Belle Chaffee, born June 17, 1862.

2943 viii Fannie Abigail Chaffee, born June 26, 1864.

2944 ix Orrie Worth Chaffee, born October 25, 1866.

2945 X Alfred Chaffee, born in May, 1868; died in November, 1868.

2946 xi Edward Chaffee, born in April, 1870; died in October, 1870.

2947 xii Louis Pearl Chaffee, born November 22, 1871.

2948 xiii Robbie Chaffee, born December 21, 1873; died in September, 1874.

1221 Henry Reuben ^ Chaffee (Reuben, ^ Noah,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Na-
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., August 10, 1830, and married in
Meriden, Conn., December 27, 1852, Lucy Augusta, daughter of Amon Andrews
of that place. He enlisted in Bridgeport, Conn., August 7, 1862, in the 2d Inde-
pendent Light Battery of Connecticut Volunteers, organized there, September 10,
1862, to serve three years. On that date he was mustered in as Sergeant, was made
provisional Quartermaster Sergeant, May 1, 1864, First Sergeant, January 2, 1865,
Second Lieutenant, February 21, 1865, and was mustered out in New Haven,
August 9, 1865. He has also been connected with the police force of Hartford
and has been a member of the City Council of Bridgeport. He has been a shoe-
maker, pistolmaker, and a dealer in sewing machines. At the age of thirty-five
he united with the Methodist Church, of which he was a Trustee for twenty-four
years. Secretary for eighteen years and Treasurer for fifteen years. He has a fair
complexion, gray eyes, and is five feet, eleven inches in height. In 1891 he lived
in Bridgeport.

Children :
+ 2949 i Harry Andrews « Chaffee, born June 18, 1853 ; married Ida N. Churchill.
+ 2950 ii Edward Everett Chaffee, born December 9, 1854; married Carrie B.
Niblo.



SEVENTH GENERATION 281

2951 iii Robert Hubbard Chaffee, born in Bridgeport, December 31, 1859;

is a carpenter; has a dark complexion, dark eyes, and is five feet,
nine and one-half inches in height; residence, 1891, Bridgeport.

2952 iv Frederick Amon Chaffee, born in Meriden, February 8, 1863; married,

October 3, 1889, Lillian Electa, daughter of Edwin G. Paddock
of Bridgeport; both are members of the Methodist Church, he
having joined at the age of eighteen; he is a clerk, has a light
complexion, dark eyes, and is five feet, nine inches in height;
residence, 1891, Bridgeport.

1223 Hannah ? Chaffee (John, 6 William,5 Dan,-* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Yt., October 12, 1807, and married in North-
field, Vt., November 7, 1860 [1830?], Arba Durkee of Brookfield, Vt., grandson of
Benjamin Durkee, a Captain in the Revolution. Arba Durkee was bom in Hamp-
ton, Conn., in 1807, and died in Fayston, Yt., February 17, 1882. He was a
farmer and mechanic; had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height.
He united with the Free ^Yill Baptist Church at the age of twenty. Hannah (Chaf-
fee) Durkee was living in North Fayston in 1890. She was a member of the Meth-
odist Church.

Children :
-f2953 i Almira Maria « Durkee, born in 1832; married Reverend Albert
Brigham.

2954 ii Lucy Caroline Durkee, married Dan Stevens.

2955 iii John Arba Durkee, born in 1836; married ^larj^ F. Boyden.

2956 iv Alba Benjamin Durkee, born in 1842; died in 1864.

2957 V Martha Lucinda Durkee, born in 1846; married Ichabod Thomas.

2958 vi Wesley Melanchthon Durkee, born in 1853^ married Isabelle Ingalls.

1224 Laura ' Chaffee (John,^ William, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i)
was born in WilliamstowTi, Yt., Jime 26, 1809, and married in Waitsfield, Yt.,
March 17, 1831, Christopher Columbus Ormsbee, who died in Maple Grove, Mich.,
July 26, 1868. In 1890 she was living with her son, Daniel Gates Ormsbee, in
Waterto-^Ti, Mich.

Children :

2959 i Christopher Columbus ^ Ormsbee, Jr., born in Peacham, Yt., Feb-

ruary 15, 1832;. died in Tyrone, Mich., July 16, 1860.

2960 ii Charles Ormsbee, born in Manchester, Yt., October 28, 1833; died in

Fortress Monroe, Ya., April 16, 1862, while serving in the Union
army in the Civil War.

2961 iii Persis Ormsbee, born in Northfield, Yt., June 18, 1836; died in

Clarendon, Yt., August 11, 1862; married in Brasher, N. Y.,
April 26, 1854, Edward M. Glynn.

2962 iv Oscar Ormsbee, born in Waitsfield, December 5, 1838; died there in

August, 1840.

2963 v Daniel Gates Ormsbee, born in Waitsfield, June 10, 1840; married

Emma Gallagher; residence, 1890, Waterto-mi.

2964 vi Laura Ormsbee, born in Waitsfield, June 11, 1842; married in Fenton,

Mich., December 11, 1862, Zenas P. Lamb; residence, 1890,
Linden, Mich.

2965 vii Ira George Ormsbee, bom in Waitsfield, May 23, 1844; married in

Maple Grove, November 7, 1867, Freelove June Eastwood;
residence, 1890, Flint, Mich.

2966 viii Julia Ann Ormsbee, born in Mt. Holly, Yt., Jime 7, 1846; married

in Maple Grove, July 2, 1868, Stephen G. Johnston; residence,
1890, Maple Grove.



282 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

2967 ix Emma Marcia Ormsbee, born in Clarendon, June 16, 1851; married,
July 8, 1868, John Worth; residence, 1890, Maple Grove.
+ 2968 X William Henry Ormsbee, born September 20, 1853; married his
cousin, Alice Florence » Chaffee (2977).

1227 WilUam Hill ^ Chaffee (John,6 William,8 Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,'
Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., April 23, 1816, and died in Fargo, N. D.,
November 26, 1883. He married in Fayston, Vt., August 23 (September 25), 1844,
Sophronia Dehght, daughter of Elisha and Sophronia (Ryder) Brigham of that
place, and sister of his brother John's wife. She was born in Fayston, ^lay 17,
1825, and died in Flint, Mich., :May 10, 1901. In 1844 Mr. Chaffee was living in
Fayston, in 1846 moved to New York state and in 1855 to Flint, where he spent
the rest of his hfe and where, in 1890, his widow was still living. He died of ty-
phoid malaria while on a visit to his son in North Dakota, and his body was brought
back to Flint for burial. He was so well posted on various subjects that he was
often spoken of as a walking encyclopedia. He had a wonderful memory, was a
good mathematician, an able machinist and patented a distance indicator and a
ditching machine. By trade he was a carpenter and joiner. He had a fair com-
plexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height.

Children :

-f2969 i Helen Adelaide » Chaffee, born February 3, 1846; married Henry
Perry.
2970 ii Willis Leander Chaffee, born in Milo, N. Y., January 24, 1847; died
in Rochester, N. Y., August 19, 1847.
+ 2971 iii William Henry Chaffee, born May 26, 1849; married Alice A. Moses.
2972 iv Clarence Orlando Chaffee, born in Flint, August 19, 1856; died there,
September 9, 1856.

1228 John ^ Chaffee, Jr. (John,8 William, s Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,'
Thomas i), was born in Northfield, Vt., July 17, 1820, and died in Dayton, Mich.,
September 23, 1886. He married in Fayston, Vt., January 1, 1845 (1844), Eusebia
Miranda, daughter of Elisha and Sophronia (Ryder) Brigham of that place and
sister of his brother William's wife. She was born in Fayston, October 23, 1826.
John Chaffee, Jr., lived in that place at the time of his marriage but moved to
Ogdensburg, N. Y., later to Flint, Mich., and finally to Dayton, Mich., where in
1890 his widow was still li\'ing. He had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and was
six feet in height. He was a carpenter and was noted for his honesty in all his
dealings.

Children :
+ 2973 i Edwin Elisha s Chaffee, born May 25 (26), 1846; married Mary E.

Perry.
+ 2974 ii Oscar Herbert Chaffee, born September 13, 1848; married (1) Annie

J. Hodge (or Griger) ; (2) Emma M. Chaffee.

2975 iii John Julius Chaffee, born in Fayston, August 15, 1850; residence,

1890, Dayton; unmarried.

2976 iv Arthur Earnest Chaffee, born in Ogdensburg, July 21, 1852; died in

Dayton, April 14, 1885; married in 1883, Emma M. Worth.

2977 V Alice Florence Chaffee, born in Ogdensburg, February 5, 1855; mar-

ried her cousin, William Henry Ormsbee. (See 2968.)

2978 vi Mary Frances Chaffee, born in Flint, October 17, 1857; died in Day-

ton, October 17, 1888; married in June, 18S6, Asa Saunders [or
Avery Worth (Brigham Genealogy)']; residence, Watertown, Mich.



SEVENTH GENERATION 283

+ 2979 vii Henry Lincoln Chaffee, born December 21, 1864; married Ida A.
Worth.

1230 Anson ^ ChaSee (Josiah,^ Winiam,^ Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas ^) was born in Williamstown, Vt., July 3, 1795, and died in Brasher, N.
Y., August, 1869. He married in WiUiamstow^l, February 27, 1827, Eunice,
daughter of James Flint of that place. She was born in Williamstown. Anson
Chaffee was buried in Brasher.

Children, born in Roxbury, Vt. :

2980 i Adaline ^ Chaffee, married in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., Cross-

man, and had children.

2981 ii James Chaffee, married Leonora Smith, and is said to have had four

children, born in Brasher.

2982 iii William Chaffee, married Julia Smith, and is said to have had two sons ;

residence, 1884, North Lawrence, N. Y.

2983 iv Celinda Chaffee.

1231 Amy ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ William, s Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^
Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., August 12, 1796, and died in 1859.
She married Daniel Flint, born in Williamstown, died in North LawTence, N. Y.
He was a farmer and a Deacon in the Baptist Church, of which his wife was also
a member. He fought in the War of 1812. Amy (Chaffee) Flint was buried in
North Lawrence.

Children :

2984 i George ^ Flint, married Amarilla Emerson.

2985 ii Susan Flint, born April 6, 1822; married. May 8, 1877, Robin Clark.

1233 Warren ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ William, s Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^
Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., May 4, 1800, and died in North Law-
rence, N. Y., September 24, 1876. He married (1) in Roxbury, Vt., February
19, 1826, Mary, daughter of William Woodward of that place. She was a member
of the Congregational Church. She died August 17, 1848, and was buried in Quaker
Settlement, St. Lawrence County, N. Y. Warren Chaffee married (2), August 21,
1849, Abigail Woodward, who died October 8, 1875. She was his first wife's sister.
In 1826 he lived in Roxbury and later in Brasher Falls, N. Y. He held various
town offices. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, was five feet, six inches in
height, and of a jovial disposition. He was a farmer and also a jeweler.

Children, by first wife, the first six born in Roxbury, the last three in Brasher :
2986 i Esther « Chaffee, born November 30, 1826; married Nelson Burnap;

had a daughter and three or four sons; residence, 1891, Franklin

County, N. Y.
+ 2987 ii Cornelius Julius Chaffee, born December 1, 1828; married Mahala J.

Flint.

2988 iii Erastus Chaffee, born ]\Iarch 23, 1831; died in Iowa; married Char-

lotte Conger, and had five or six children, who were living in Gold-
field, la., in 1891.

2989 iv Sarah Chaffee, born April 19, 1833; married Denison A. Flint; had

a daughter and two sons, one of whom died before 1891; resi-
dence, 1891, Brasher.

2990 V Mariette Chaffee, born April 18, 1836; married Hiram M. Pierce; had

two sons and two daughters; all living in Moira, N. Y., in 1891.

2991 vi Orcelia Steel Chaffee, born March 31, 1838; married FrankUn A.

Flint, and had a daughter; residence, 1891, Lawrence, N. Y.



284 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

2992 vii Henry Warren Chaffee, born May 14, 1841 ; died August 20, 1848.
+ 2993 viii John Nelson Chaffee, born June 15, 1844; married Ceha L. Flint.
2994 ix Zeno EHott Chaffee, born May 10, 1846; married Louise Hart; had
a son and a daughter; residence, 1891, Lawrence.

1234 Emily7 ChafEee (Josiah,6 Winiam,5 Uan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,3
Thomas i) was born in Wilhamstown, Vt., February 10, 1805, and died August 10,
1874. She married WiUiam Ditty, a farmer, born in Londonderry, Ireland, March
1, 1801, died in Roxbury, Vt., March 20, 1870. At the time of her marriage she
lived in Roxbury.

Child:
+ 2995 i Erie Lyman » Ditty, born December 31, 1839; married Harriet E.
Freeman.

1235 Oliver ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ WiUiam,^ Dan ,4 Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2
Thomas i) was born in Williamsto-mi, Vt., September 9, 1806, and died in Rox-
bury, Vt., January 29, 1832. He married Abigail, daughter of Phineas Flint of
Roxbur}^, and sister of his brother John's wife. She lived in Williamstown at the
time of her marriage. She was a member of the ^lethodist Church, and after Oliver
Chaffee's death, married his brother Joel. Oliver Chaffee was a farmer.

Child:
2996 i Abigail E.s Chaffee, died February 25, 1835.

1236 Joel 7 Chaffee (Josiah,6 William,^ Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel, 2
Thomas 1) was born in WilliamstowTi, Vt., February 26, 1810, and died in North
Lawrence, N. Y., July 14, 1881. He married in Roxbury, Vt., October 3, 1883,
Mrs. Abigail (Flint) Chaffee, the widow of his brother Oliver, and daughter of
Phineas Flint of that place. Both husband and wife were members of the Metho-
dist Church, which he jomed at the age of fifty-two, and in which he was for three
years a Class Leader. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet,
nine inches in height. He lived in succession in Roxbury, Hopkinton, N. Y.,
Stockholm, N. Y., and North Lawrence, moving to the latter place in 1852. He
was a farmer and hop grower. His six sons living at the time of the Civil War,
served in the Union army.

Children :
+ 2997 i Joel Washington « Chaffee, born August 25, 1834; married Artimissa
S. Hammond.
2998 ii Joseph W. Chaffee, a twin, born August 25, 1834; died August 26,
1834.
+ 2999 iii Oliver W. Chaffee, born February 4, 1836; married Mehssa Kinder,
+ 3000 iv Laura E. Chaffee, born August 19, 1837; married Charles Derosia.
+ 3001 V Arnold Ela Chaffee, born September 14, 1839; married Lydia Stod-
dard.

3002 vi Mary L. Chaffee, born August 25, 1841; married Aaron J. Hicks, and

had seven children; residence, 1884, Moira, N. Y.

3003 vii James Eliser Chaffee, born in St. La^wTence County, N. Y., May 10,

1843; married (1) Mrs. Alice Foley; (2) in New Orleans, La.,

September 25, 1873, O'Donnell of Limerick, Ireland;

no children; serv^ed during the Civil War in the Union army; a
grocer; residence, 1884, New Orleans.

3004 viii Charles P. Chaffee, born August 30, 1845; died in Little Washington,

Va., July 28, 1862; during the Civil War served as a Private in
Company I, 60th New York Infantry, enlisting at the age of
sixteen, dying in the service of fever.



SEVENTH GENERATION 285

3005 ix Sarah M. Chaffee, born March 17, 1847; died November 29, 1864.
+ 3006 X Elmer Asahel Chaffee, born April 5, 1849; married Mary Patten.

3007 xi Rosetta A. Chaffee, born February 25, 1851; married Eugene B.

Royce; residence, 1884, East Warren, Vt.

3008 xii Cordelia A. Chaffee, born June 30, 1854; married George W. Race;

residence, 1884, New Hampshire.

3009 xiii Cora A. Chaffee, born May 31, 1857; died August 19, 1857.

1237 John ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ "William, 5 Dan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^
Thomas i) was born in Williamsto-mi, Vt., September 1, 1812, and died in Pots-
dam, N. Y., October 15, 1888. He married (1) in Roxbury, Vt., October 30, 1838,
Lucy, daughter of Phineas Flint of that place, and sister of Abigail Flint, who
married in succession his brothers, Oliver and Joel. Lucy (Flint) Chaffee died
April 2, 1863, and was buried in North LaA\Tence, N. Y. She and her husband
were members of the Methodist Church. John Chaffee married (2), August 11,
1864, Lucy Elvira Hardy. He was a shoemaker and in 1838 lived in Roxbury,
but later moved to New York state, where in 1884 he lived in Potsdam. He had
a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, five inches in height.

Children, by first wife :
+ 3010 i Matilda Lucy « Chaffee, born October 25, 1839 ; married IMartin Flint.
3011 ii Olive Emelia Chaffee, born August 2, 1841; died May 11, 1876; un-
married.
+ 3012 iii Marshall John Chaffee, born May 19, 1845; married (1) Maria L.
Page; (2) Julia A. Ellis.
3013 iv Lenura Angelia Chaffee, born January 14, 1847; died August 6, 1848.
+ 3014 v Harriet Emeline Chaffee, born May 27, 1849 ; married Sylvester Tracy.

3015 vi Horace Nelson Chaffee, born in North LawTence, July 17, 1852;

enlisted in the regular army and served at Fort Colville, Wash.,
fighting Indians; has a light complexion, and blue eyes.

3016 vii Carr Monroe Chaffee, born in North Lawrence, June 30, 1854; has a

light complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, four inches in
height; a farmer; residence, 1891, Potsdam.

3017 viii Lvman Augustus Chaffee, born i\Iarch 20, 1S57; died ^lav 14, 1863.

3018 ix Jessie Otis Chaffee, born August 2, 1862 ; died August 25, 1862.

1238 James Warner 7 Chaffee (WiUiam,^ William,^ Dan,* Jonathan,3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in WilliamstowTi, Vt., June 15, 1798, and died
in Smithfield, R. I., June 26, 1834. He married in Providence, R. I., September
2, 1832, Ophelia Caroline, daughter of Charles T. Longhead of Warren, R. I. She
was a resident of Providence, a niece of James W. Chaffee's employer, Mr. Croade,
and a woman of fine education.

James W. Chaffee was an accountant. He went to Boston and was employed
in a store for a few years, after which he went to Providence, and entered the
employ of ]\Ir. Croade, who was a calico manufacturer. It was there he met his
wife. He went South for his health, but retiu-ned to Providence and died not long
after of consumption. He was, for his day, highly educated. He had a fight
complexion, and was tall.

Child:
3019 i Willard Lovering ^ Chaffee, born in Saugus, Mass., June 17, 1833; mar-
ried, December 28, 1856, Mary J., daughter of Amasa K. T. Wright
of Vernon, Vt.; residence, 1883, Providence; a jeweler.

1239 Samuel 7 Chaffee (WiUiam,6 WiUiam,^ Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^



286 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., September 27, 1800, and died December
6, 1883. He married, September 27, 1827, Mrs. Sarah Ann (Jenks) Potter of Paw-
tucket, R. I., daughter of Jerahmeel Jenks of that place. She died February 11,
1883. By her first husband she had a daughter, Sarah Louisa Potter, born in
North Providence, R. I., September 25, 1822.

In boyhood Samuel Chaffee moved with his father to Pawtucket, and later went
back to Williamstown to live with his grandfather Chaffee. At the age of fourteen
he returned to Pawtucket, living with Jerahmeel Jenks, whose daughter he after-
ward married, working for his board and going to school. He left Pawtucket at
the age of eighteen, going to Boston, Mass., to seek his fortune. Here he appren-
ticed himself for three years to ]\Ir. Harrington, a mason, and at the end of that
time went into business for himself, going South for four successive winters to
work at his trade. Soon after his marriage he went into business with Thomas
Austin in Boston as a mason and builder, continuing this partnership and doing
a successful business from 1827 to 1832, when Mr. Chaffee sold his share and bought
a farm in Vassalboro, Me. There he moved with his family in September, 1832,
remaining until January, 1855, when he sold his farm, having received another
in Hubbardston, Mass., in payment of a debt. He moved to Hubbardston in April,
1856, but a year later sold the farm and returned to Maine. In September, 1857,
he bought a farm in Winslow, Me., where he lived vmtil April, 1862, when he again
sold his property and moved back to Vassalboro. Here he bought a fine farm,
where he lived until old age prevented his longer working it, when his son Oscar
gave up his profession and came home to take charge of it. Then Mr. Chaffee
bought a small place nearby, where he lived the remainder of his life with his wife,
his daughter Ada, and his step-daughter. In 1875 Ada Chaffee was married to
Alonzo L. Webber of Waterville, Me. Thereafter she and her husband took charge
of the place, relieving her parents of all care and responsibility. After the death
of her father and her half-sister, the place was sold and one in Waterville bought,
on which Mr. and Mrs. Webber and Mrs. Chaffee lived until the latter's death,
February 28, 1890. She was buried beside her husband in Vassalboro. ]Mr. and
Mrs. Chaffee became church members in early life. In August, 1830, they vmited
with the Federal Street Baptist Church in Boston, of which Reverend Howard
Malcolm was the pastor. Mr. Chaffee was active in Christian work all his life. He
had the best of health, never having had occasion to consult a doctor until he was



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 38 of 91)