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was born in Sharon, Conn., July 17, 1790, and died in Ellsworth, Conn., Decem-
ber 5, 1845. She married there, June 12, 1815, Augustus, son of Ebe and Mabel
(Elmore) Everett of Ellsworth. He was born INIay 17, 1783 and died in Ellsworth,
August 3, 1867, where both are buried. He was a tailor.

Children :

3788 i Dolly « Everett.

3789 ii Mabel Everett.

3790 iii Lucy Everett.

3791 iv Samuel E. Everett, residence, 1887, Ellsworth.

1664 Clarissa ^ Chaffee (Joel Israel,^ Joshua,^ Joel,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1)
was born in Ellsworth, Conn., January 12, 1793, and died in Sharon, Conn., Sep-
tember 23, 1824. She married, October 6, 1818, John Barlow, son of Joshua and
Betsey (Barlow) Lovell. He was a farmer and lived in Sharon. He was born
March 18, 1796, and died in Waverley, 111., October 9, 1851. He married as his
second wife, Catherine ]\I. Gold, by whom he had nine children, one of whom,
Clarissa Gold Lovell, married Calvin Peck Chaffee (3784) as his second wife.

Children :

3792 i Elizabeth s Lovell, born October 26, 1820; married Calvin Peck Chaffee.

(See 3784.)
3792a ii Charles Thomas Lovell.

3793 iii John Chaffee Lovell, born in Sharon, September 3, 1824, married in

Ellsworth, June 13, 1850, his second cousin, Susan Elizabeth,
daughter of Gamaliel and Nancy (Woodward) Everett; she was
born in Ellsworth, April 7, 1824, and died in Grass Lake, Mich.,
September 15, 1850; he married (2), in Sharon, September 3, 1855,
Emily Antoinette, daughter of David Smith and 5s'ancy (Howard)
Cartwright; she was born in Sharon, July 6, 1833; John C. Lovell
went from Sharon to Grass Lake in 1850, his wife dying immedi-
ately on their arrival; he lived in Sangamon County, 111., one year,
then returned to Sharon in 1858, settling in Cornwall; returned in
1861 to Sharon, where he was living in 1875.

1667 Chauncey Matthew ^ Chaffee (Joel Israel, ^ Joshua, ^ Joel,* John,3 Joseph,'
Thomas 1) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., June 21, 1801, and died in Cornwall
Bridge, Conn., May 14, 1860. He married in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., December 16,
1826, Mary Ann, daughter of Israel Ketchem of that place. She died November 12,
1846, and was buried in Ellsworth. Chauncey M. Chaffee was by trade a shoe-
maker. Later he sold " Yankee notions."



348 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Children :

3794 i Mary Jane » Chaffee, born September 16, 1828; married, Decem-

ber 25, 1848, Samuel Eggleston, a farmer; no children; she be-
came a member of the Methodist Church at the age of fifteen.

3795 ii Joel Israel Chaffee, born December 25, 1829; a farmer; residence,

1887, Bradford, Pa.
+ 3796 iii Lucy Chaffee, born June 19, 1832; married Isaac Kinnev.

3797 iv Elizabeth Chaffee, a twin, born June 19, 1832; died October 16, 1833.

3798 V Harriet Ann Chaffee, born June 19, 1835; died March 21, 1837.

3799 vi Josephine Chaffee, born in Ellsworth May 11, 1837; residence, 1887,

New Haven, Conn.; unmarried.
+ 3800 vii Eugene Chaffee, a twin, born May 11, 1837; married Melissa Oakes.

3801 viii William Hyde Chaffee, born April 8, 1841 ; married Martha Wooden,

and had three children in 1884; a milk dealer; residence, 1884,
Bradford.

3802 ix Susan Elizabeth Chaffee, born March 24, 1844; married, in 1887,

Alvin Shadack; residence, 1887, New Haven.

1668 Joel St. John ^ ChaSee (Joel Israel, « Joshua, ^ Joel,* John,3 Joseph,2
Thomas i) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., September 12, 1803, and died March 8,
1876. He married, April 20, 1827, Betsey Ann, daughter of James and Clarissa
(Johnson) Young of Cornwall, Conn. She was born there, January 20, 1809, and
died September 7, 1851. They lived on the old homestead in Ellsworth, in which
place both are buried. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer.

Children, born in Ellsworth:

3803 i Clarissa* Chaffee, born October 31, 1828; married in Ellsworth,

October 22, 1850, her second cousin, Abel Clark, son of Gamaliel
and Nancy (Woodward) Everett; he was born in Ellsworth,
April 29, 1827, and is a farmer and carpenter; residence, Ells-
worth and Winstead, Conn.

3804 ii Eleanor Chaffee, born March 4, 1831 ; died in Ellsworth, December 11,

1835 ; buried there.
+ 3805 iii Joshua Bignall Chaffee, born March 27, 1834; married Betsey A.
Whitney.
3806 iv Julia Chaffee, born April 13, 1837; married in Ellsworth, Septem-
ber 6, 1858, her second cousin, Charles Burrill, son of Gamaliel
and Nancy (Woodward) Everett; he was born in Ellsworth,
February 4, 1835; residence, 1876, Ellsworth.

1688 Jerome Seymour ^ Chaffee (Joshua Bignall,^ Joshua, ^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph, ^
Thomas i) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., December 14, 1814, and married (1) in
Kent, Conn., October 24, 1839, Arrita L., daughter of James and Melinda (Berry)
Stuart of that place. She was born in Kent, December 15, 1812, and died in
Amenia, N. Y., November 26, 1872. He married (2) in Sharon, Conn., June 8, 1876,
Adelia Emma, daughter of Cyrus Hackett and Harriet (Skiff) Fuller of Sharon,
where she was born March 13, 1841. Mr. Chaffee has a dark complexion, black
eyes, and is five feet, five inches in height. He united with the Ellsworth Congre-
gational Church at the age of twenty. In 1876 he lived in Amenia, where he had
been Commissioner of Highways and Assessor, and in 1884 was living ui Leeds-
ville, N. Y., where he was a farmer and grain dealer.

Child, by first wife:
+ 3807 i James Stuart* Chaffee, born October 3, 1846; married Lydia Judd.

1690 Eben Whitney ^ Chaffee (Joshua Bignall,^ Joshua,^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas ^) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., January 19, 1824, and married in Sharon,



SEVENTH GENERATION 349

Conn., December 31, 1844, Amanda, daughter of Cyrus Hackett and Harriet
(Skiff) Fuller of that place, and sister of his brother Jerome's wife. She was born
in Sharon, August 5, 1825. She has a dark complexion, black eyes, and is five
feet, nine inches in height. He is a member of the Congregational Church and has
been Justice of the Peace, and Surveyor of Sharon. He is a farmer and land sur-
veyor. In 1876 he organized the Amenia and Sharon Land Company, which ac-
quired about thirty-five thousand acres of land near Fargo, Dak. In 1877 he went
to Dakota as Treasurer and General Manager of the company, which under his
management has become a source of profit to the stockholders. He is a strong
Prohibitionist and has taken an active part in temperance matters, being Presi-
dent of a Prohibition Alliance. He was a member of the constitutional convention
of North Dakota, which convened in Bismarck, July 4, 18 — . He has been a very
successful business man and is noted for his imswerving integrity and honesty,
those with whom he has business relations placing undoubted confidence in him.
He lived in Amenia, N. D., and in 1887 in Ellsworth.

Children, born in Ellsworth:

3808 i Alice Rebecca* Chaffee, born November 3, 1843; died in Ellsworth,

September 19, 1848; buried there.
+ 3809 ii Florence Adele Chaffee, born February 4, 1849; married John H.

Reed.
3810 iii Herbert Fuller Chaffee, born November 20, 1865.

1699 John 7 Hewlett, Jr. (John a Howlett, Rebecca s Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), died. He married (1) his cousin, Betsey ^ Howlett (1706)
(Ebenezer 6 Howlett, Rebecca^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 0,
born February 22, 1795. She died, and he married Mrs. Melody, a widow.

Children, by first wife :
+ 3811 Caroline* Howlett, married Charles Bosworth.
+ 3812 Eliza Howlett, married Lewis Holden.
+ 3813 Lucia Howlett, married Henrv Tucker.

3814 Ira Howlett.
+ 3815 Rosella Howlett, married Emory Pike.

1700 Charles ^ Howlett (John 8 Howlett, Rebecca s Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born December 13, 1789, and died. He married Septem-
ber 19, 1819, Lucy Parker, born April 1, 1797, died.

Children :

3816 i Charles Milton » Howlett, born January 15, 1822.

3817 ii Lucy Annah Elizabeth Howlett, born September 12, 1827.

1701 Nancy 7 Howlett (John ^ Howlett, Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,^ John,'
Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born July 12, 1790, and died. She married George Thom-
son.

Children :

3818 i George Nelson* Thomson, married Roxalana Brackett.
+ 3819 ii Ann EUura Thomson, married Hiram .

3820 iii Charles Thomson, married Lucy Walker.

3821 iv William Thomson.

1703 Alice 7 Howlett (John s Howlett, Rebecca ' Chaffee, Ebenezer," John,3
Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born April 2, 1798, and died. She married Joshua, son
of Stephen and Rhoda Healey. He was born November 2, 1785, and died.



350 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Children :

3822 i Henrietta Sumner^ Healey, born February 11, 1826; died September 25,

1826.

3823 ii Emily Barstow Healey, born June 24, 1827; married Rogers.

3824 iii Henrietta Healey, born June 28, 1830; died April 21, 1832.

1724 Elijah ^ Lyon (Rebecca « Howlett, Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,3
Joseph,2 Thomas i) married Laura Kingsbury.

Children :

3825 i Charles « Lyon.

3826 ii Elijah Lyon, Jr.

3827 iii Elizabeth P. Lyon.

1733 David ^ Chaftee (Alfred,6 Ezra, 5 Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas

was born in Grafton, Vt., September 1, 1805, and died. He married . He

united with the Congregational Church in Grafton, January 4, 1835, and in 1838
lived in Albany, N. Y, He went West, and in 1891 lived in Mason City, la.

Children :

3828 i Alfred E.^ Chaffee, residence, 1891, Chicago, 111.

3829 ii J. Austin Chaffee, residence, 1891, Monmouth, 111.

3830 iii Mary T. Chaffee, married Schrom; residence, 1891, Lake Linden,

Mich.

1736 Chester ? Chaffee (David,^ Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born near Rutland, Vt., October 7, 1791, and died in Arcade, N. Y., Septem-
ber 7, 1876. He married (1) in Vermont, in 1814, Abigail — , who died July

15, 1827, and was buried in Boston, N. Y. He married (2) Mrs. Lydia Jackson,
widow of Nelson Jackson. She died August 13, 1869, and was buried in Arcade.
Mr. Chaffee served in the War of 1812. He was a Free Baptist minister and at the
time of his death was living in Arcade.

Children, by first wife:

3831 i Rhoda^ Chaffee, born in June, 1818; died September 23, 1873.
+ 3832 ii Levi Marvin Chaffee, born October 1, 1819; married Rosina Campbell.

3833 iii Anna Chaffee, born in 1821; died in Ohio, about 1823, aged one year

and six months.

3834 iv Orphena Chaffee, born in 1823; married Jesse Dennis.

3835 V David W. ChafTee, born in July, 1827; his mother dying at his birth

he was adopted by a family named Downing living in Pierpont,
0.; he bears the name of David W. Chaffee Downing.

1739 Alva ^ Chaffee (David,^ Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i,
was born in Athens, Vt., August 16, 1796, and died in Belvidere, Vt., October 21)
1867(?). He married (1) there, February 19, 1818, Lydia, s daughter of Lewis *
and Nabby (Richards) Carpenter (Timothy * Carpenter, Experience 3 Chaffe, Na-
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1). She was born June 24, 1794, died September 3, 1853, and was
buried in Belvidere. She was a member of the Christian Church, as was Mr. Chaffee,
he having been a Deacon for ten years. He married (2), April 10, 1855, Mrs. Mary
Stevens of Waterville, Vt. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five
feet, ten inches in height. During the War of 1812 he served as a Private, was
taken prisoner and confined for three months. He held the offices of Town Clerk,
Justice of the Peace and State Representative, He was a farmer and shoemaker,
and lived in Belvidere, Vt.



SEVENTH GENERATION 351

Children, by first wife, born in Belvidere :

3836 i Mary Anns Chaffee, born in 1818; died April 12, 1859; married

Amos Thomas.

3837 ii Erastus Chaffee, born December 14, 1819; died November 16, 1879;

married Maria Fairbanks.
3839 iii Caroline H. Chaffee, born September 2, 1821; married Robert D.
Whitteman.
+ 3840 iv Nason L. Chaffee, born November 14, 1823; married Rachel Willey.
+ 3841 V Arnold Wright Chaffee, born January 2, 1826; married (1) Melissa

A. Weston; (2) Mrs. Lydia J. (Larkey) Weston.
+ 3842 vi David Wright Chaffee, born November 14, 1827; married Susan H.
Davis.

3843 vii Alva J. Chaffee, born August 22, 1829; married and has one son;

was State Representative in 1864; residence, 1891, Belvidere.

3844 viii Heman Chaffee, born September 11, 1831; died October 1, 1882;

married Mary Carpenter.

3845 ix Jerusha Ann Chaffee, born November 8, 1832; married Artemas

Fletcher.

3846 X Weltha Ann Chaffee, born August 9, 1835; died August 9, 1835.

1741 Ezra ^ Chaffee (David,6 Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in Belvidere, Vt., May 3, 1802, and died in Boston, N. Y., September 7,
1858. He married in Eden, N. Y., September 13, 1835, Hilda Ann, daughter of
James Rathbun of that place. In 1883 and 1891 her home was in Hamburg, N. Y.
She died June 26, 1891, and was buried in Boston, She and Mr. Chaffee were both
members of the Baptist Church, which he joined in about 1850, and in which he
held the office of Deacon. He served as a Private in the Border War between
Canada and the United States. He was County Superintendent of the Poor and
also Town Supervisor. He was a farmer, and lived in Boston from 1835. His
will, probated in Buffalo, N. Y., September 21, 1858, made his widow executrix
and his son Heber executor. Administration on Mrs. Chaffee's estate was granted
in Buffalo, July 20, 1891, to her daughter, Alice (Chaffee) Nott.

Children, born in Boston :
+ 3847 i Heber 8 Chaffee, born April 17, 1836; married Mel ssa M. Chaffee

(3887).
+ 3848 ii George W. Chaffee, born Mav 9, 1S38; married Ellen E. Blakeslee.

3849 iii Franklin Chaffee, born July 25, 1840; died January 23, 1844.

3850 iv James Clark Chaffee, born June 25, 1843; married in Elyria, O.,

June 7, 1866, Rose Richards, who died December 17, 1868;

he is a mechanic; residence, 1883, Boston.
+ 3851 V Freelon Chaffee, born June 23, 1845; married Louise Lockwood.
3852 vi Francis Chaffee, a twin, born June 23, 1845; married Sarah, daughter

of Philip Burrows of Chicago, 111.; she died November 15, 1881;

he is an undertaker; residence, 1883, Chicago.
+ 3853 vii Alice Chaffee, born March 19, 1850; married Edward S. Nott.

1743 Alfred ^ Chaffee (David,6 Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in Belvidere, Vt., April 11, 1806, and died in Hamburg, N. Y., after
1883. He married in Eden, N. Y., in 1832, Eliza, daughter of James Rathbun
of that place. In 1883 they lived in Clarence, N. Y., where Mr. Chaffee was a
merchant and farmer.

Children :

3854 i Jarvis » Chaffee, born August 7, 1833.
+ 3855 ii Byron Chaffee, born December 18, 1835; married Harriet D. Choate.

3856 iii Maria Chaffee, born in March, 1837.



352 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

3857 iv James Homer Chaffee, born in 1841.
3859 V Almira Chaffee, died in March, 1852.

1751 Nathan Steadman ^ Chaffee (Charles, ^ Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,'
Thomas ^) was born in Athens, Vt., October 3, 1815, and married (1) in Middle-
burgh, N. Y., Betsey, daughter of John Conklin of that place. She died in 1873,
and was buried in Preston Hollow, N. Y. He married (2) in October, 1875, Deborah,
also daughter of John Conklin. Mr. Chaffee moved from Athens to Middleburgh
about the time of his first marriage. There he worked one year on a farm and
three years in a tannery. He then moved to Preston Hollow, where he was in the
tanning business for forty years, twenty of them as foreman. At the age of twenty-
five he united with the Methodist Church. He has a light complexion, blue eyes,
and is five feet, eight inches in height. March 15, 1883, being then of Rensselaer-
ville, N. Y., he bought land in Middleburgh. In 1891 he lived in Hunter's Land,
N.Y.

Children, by first wife :
+ 3860 i Charles Homer ^ Chaffee, born July 4, 1837; married Libbie Johnson.
+ 3861 ii John Addison Chaffee, born May 3, 1844 (1845); married Fannie
Roberts.

3862 iii Winfield Scott Chaffee, born in Preston Hollow, February 9, 1855;

married in Albany, N. Y., September 26, 1882, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hudson of Greenbush, N. Y., who died July 28, 1884, and was
buried in Rural cemetery, Albany; Mr. Chaffee has a light
complexion, gray eyes, and is five feet, nine inches in height;
he is a decorator and painter; residence, 1889, Utica, N. Y.

1754 Elisha KJ Chaffee (Rufus,^ Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas
was born in Athens, Vt., June 6, 1796, and died in Illinois, March 1, 1841. He
married in Oswegatchie, N. Y., in 1824, Catharine, daughter of William Russell
of that place. She died March 3, 1879, and was buried in Heuvelton, N. Y. Mr.
Chaffee had a light complexion, and blue eyes. He moved from Vermont to Os-
wegatchie in 1822, and soon after his marriage to Morristown, N. Y., where he
carried on the shoemaking and tanning business for a number of years. Later he
sold this and bought a farm in Black Lake, near Ogdensburg, N. Y., which he
occupied until the spring of 1839. This farm he then sold and moved to St. Charles,
111., where he rented a farm for two years. Before this time had expired he sickened
and. died. His widow sold his property and returned with her children to Os-
wegatchie, where she lived until her death.

Children, the first three born in Morristown, the next two in Black Lake :

3863 i George H.s Chaffee, born May 2, 1827; died in Morristown, Decem-

ber 18, 1889; residence, 1887, Morristown.

3864 ii Washington M. Chaffee, born January 3, 1829; died in Rensselaer

Falls, N. Y., June 4, 1887, of a paralytic stroke; residence, 1852
to 1887, Canton, N. Y.

3865 iii Mary E. Chaffee, born in 1831; died in Potsdam, N. Y., Novem-

ber 14, 1879; married, in 1853, William Garlite; lived in Potsdam
most of her life.

3866 iv Jane Ann Chaffee, born in 1833; died in Rensselaer Falls, in June,

1881; married there, in December, 1854, Daniel Dickinson.

3867 V William Rufus Chaffee, born in January, 1837; died in Annapolis,

Md., in September, 1864; enlisted in August, 1862, in Company A,
142d New York Volunteers; served as Corporal, was wounded
and taken prisoner in the repulse at , near Petersburg,



SEVENTH GENERATION 353

Va., June 14, 1864, confined for three months in Libby Prison,
when he was exchanged and taken to AnnapoUs, where he died
from starvation and his wounds two weeks after his release.
+ 3868 vi James Eber Chaffee, born March 16, 1839; married Sarah J. Bell.

1756 Eber Kise ^ Chaffee (Rufus,^ Ezra,5 Ebenezer,^ John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in Athens, Vt., December 3, 1799, and died in Campton, 111., August 5,
1877. He married in Athens, May 9, 1822, Anna D., daughter of Thomas Davis
of that place. She died October 23, 1876, and was buried in Campton. Both
were members of the Congregational Church, with which Mr. Chaffee united in
Athens, about 1825. They lived there except a few years in Grafton, until 1840,
when they moved to Campton, where the rest of their lives were spent. Mr. Chaffee
had a sandy complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height.
He was a farmer, was strictly upright and honest in all his dealings with his fellow
men, and so instilled this characteristic in the hearts of his children that it has
remained with them through life.

Children, the last four born in Campton :

3869 i Sarah Melissa ^ Chaffee, born in Athens, December 9, 1822; married
Spencer Johnson; residence, 1893, Garden Grove, Cal.
+ 3870 ii Sereno Silvanus Chaffee, born January 20, 1826; married Leonora

Rice.
+ 3871 iii Fernando Henry Chaffee, born November 21, 1827; married (1)
Marion Woods; (2) Delia Barber.

3872 iv Marcia A. Chaffee, born in Grafton, October 22, 1830; married

Sylvester S. Ryder; residence, 1893, Clinton, la.; living in 1906.

3873 V Edmund O. Chaffee, born in Athens, April 4, 1833; died July 5, 1834.

3874 vi Abigail F. Chaffee, born in Athens, August 29, 1835; died August 3,

1845.

3875 vii Edmund O. Chaffee, born in Athens, August 10, 1837; murdered

on his way from Texas to California; a school teacher.

+ 3876 viii Alonzo Duane Chaffee, born August 31, 1839; married Phebe A.
Padelford.

+ 3877 ix Dorr Bradford Chaffee, born October 20, 1841; married (1) Ladona
T. Treadwell; (2) Helen B. Willets.
3878 X John D. Chaffee, born November 5, 1843; married, in Elgin, 111.,
September 29, 1868, Ellen M., daughter of William S. Bradley
of Dundee, 111.; has no children; has a dark complexion, gray
eyes, and is five feet, eight and a half inches in height; united
with the Methodist Church, of which his wife is also a member,
at the age of fifteen ; and has held offices of Trustee and Stevfard ;
residence, 1868, Elgin, 1876, Garden Grove, 1906, Long Beach,
Cal.

+ 3879 xi Simon E. Chaffee, born November 21, 1845; married Sarah E. Wood-
man.
3880 xii Albert J. Chaffee, born April 27, 1848; married Susan E. Ambrose;
residence, 1893, Garden Grove.

1758 Rufus 7 Chaffee, Jr. (Rufus,8 Ezra,5 Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1),
was born in Athens, Vt., April 21, 1806, and died in Gardner, Mass., December 27,
1875. He married (1) in Athens, September 29, 1829, Susan, daughter of William
Russell, and sister of his brother Elisha's wife. She died September 21, 1833, aged
twenty-six, and was buried in Athens. He married (2) in Rockingham, Vt., May 1,
1834, Experience, daughter of George Porter of Athens. She was of Richmond,
Vt., and died January 26, 1886. Mr. ChafTee had a light complexion, blue eyes,
and was five feet, ten inches in height. He united with the Methodist Church at



354 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

the age of forty, and held the office of Steward for several years. He was dur-
ing the earlier part of his life a shoemaker and tanner, but for the last twenty-
five years was a farmer. He lived in Athens, Lyndon, Vt., Oakland, Cal., and
Gardner.

Children, by first wife:

3881 i Rial Lake » Chaffee, born March 1, 1831 ; died in Burke, Vt., April 19,

1869; married Dene B. Buell; Mr. Chaffee owned land and lived
in Burke; his widow sold the estate May 1, 1869, and returned
to her native place, Lyndon.

3882 ii Margaret Susan Chaffee, born July 9, 1833; died September 29, 1833.

Children, by second wife :

3883 iii Harriet Porter ChafYee, born March 5, 1835; married (1) Harvey

Clark; (2) R. E. Johnson; (3) Burt.

3884 iv Sophia Walker Chaffee, born February 19, 1837; married John A.

Dunn.
+ 3885 V George Reuben Chaffee, born July 14, 1839 ; married Ellen A. Dunn.
+ 3886 iv Willard Porter Chaffee, born January 11, 1843; married Abi M.

Proctor.

1771 Abiel Evans ^ Chaffee (Ezra," Ezra,^ Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in Smithfield, N. Y., September 17, 1804, and died in Jamestown, N. Y.,
January 30, 1870. He married in Merrillsville, N. Y., September 26, 1836, Abigail,
daughter of Job Harrington of that place. She was living in 1891. Mr. Chaffee
had a sandy complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, nine inches in height. He
was an old-time Abolitionist, and was at one time Superintendent of the Poor of
his town. In 1836 he lived in Smithfield, and later in Peterboro, Oneida and
Jamestown, all in New York. He was a farmer.

Child:
3887 i Melissa M.s Chaffee, married Heber Chaffee. (See 3847.)

1772 Jerusha H.^ Chaffee (Ezra,6 Ezra,5 Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1)
was born April 3, 1806, and died in November, 1876. She married Uriah Farmer
of Peterboro, N. Y.

Children :

3888 i Irving 8 Farmer.

3889 ii Phoebe Farmer.

3890 iii Orlando Farmer.

3891 iv Cordello Farmer, died before 1906; married Henry Butler of Utica,

N. Y., who also died before 1906.

3892 V David Farmer.

+ 3893 vi Charles C. Farmer; married.

1773 Ursula ^ Chaffee (Ezra," Ezra,5 Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1)
was born February 24, 1808, and died October 2, 1838. She married in Smith-
field, N. Y., Asa Howard, born in West Springfield, Mass., October 4, 1808, and
died in Buffalo, N; Y., January 4, 1875. He had a fair complexion, and blue eyes.
They lived in Peterboro, N. Y.

Children :
+ 3894 i Celia A.s Howard, married Gerrett S. Myers.
3895 ii Emerancy Howard, married D. B. Bills; residence, 1892, Anamosa, la.

1775 Melissa 7 Chaffee (Ezra," Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1)
was born January 28, 1814, and died January 8, 1881. She married in Smith-



SEVENTH GENERATION 355

field, N. Y., March 8, 1838, Chauncey Myers, a farmer, born in Smithfield, Jan-
uary 6, 1814. He has a Ught complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, six inches in
height. At the age of eighteen he joined the Congregational Church, in which he
was for several years a Deacon. Mr. and Mrs. Myers lived in Smithfield, Cone-
waugo, N. Y., and Randolph, N. Y. Melissa (Chaffee) Myers was a member of the
Baptist Church, and was buried in Randolph, N. Y.

Children :

3896 i Velnett « ]\Iyers.

3897 ii Ezra Newell Myers.



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 47 of 91)