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Thomas 1) was born July 2, 1839, and married in Orwell, Pa., December 31, 1861,
George N. Johnson, an undertaker and furniture manufacturer, born there, Sep-
tember 14, 1838. He has a dark complexion and eyes, and is five feet, seven and
one-half inches in height. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 141st Penn-
sylvania Volunteers in 1862, and was discharged from the Philadelphia Hospital
in February, 1863. He was for fifteen years a member of the Town Council.
Both i\Ir. and Mrs. Johnson are Spiritualists, and in 1891 lived in Le RaysviUe, Pa.

Children :

4001 i Scott Walter* Johnson, born November 15, 1862; married Sadie

Aver ill Corbin.

4002 ii Annie Emily Johnson, born December 16, 1864; married John Vaughn

Keeler.

4003 iii Cora Bertha Jolinson, born September 7, 1866; married Fay H. Pierce.

4004 iv Willie Johnson, born October 22, 1868; died November 21, 1868.

4005 V Nellie Alice Johnson, born July 18, 1872.

4006 vi Julia Chaffee Johnson, born June 24, 1875.

4007 vii Arthur Francis Johnson, born July 11, 1878.

4008 viii ^latie Beatrice Johnson, born May 15, 1880.

1827 Isabelle Lucy " Chaffee (Luther,^ Samuel, ^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2



SEVENTH GENERATION 363

Thomas i) was born January 17, 1842, and married in Le Raysville, Pa., August 28,
1876, Edwin Henry Johnson a cabinet maker, born in Illinois, January 17, 1853.
He has a light complexion, brown eyes, and is five feet, eight inches in height.
In 1890 they lived in Sayre, Pa.
Child:

4009 i Mabel » Johnson, born February 26, 1879.

1839 Edgar Oscar ^ Wells (Maranda « Chaffee, Samuel,^ Ebenezer,'* John, 3
Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Orwell, Pa., September 4, 1833, and married (1)
in East Waterloo, la., April 5, 1865, Mercia A., daughter of Richard Dunkerton
of North Bloomfield, 0. She died May 1, 1877, and was buried in Waterloo, la.
She was a member of the Methodist Church. He married (2), August 3, 1887,
Mrs. Alice A. Lane. Mr. Chaffee has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet,
nine and one-half inches in height. He united with the Methodist Church at the
age of thirty-three, and has been Class Leader and Steward for about twenty
years. He is a carpenter and joiner, and in 1890 lived in Ward, Pa.

Children, by first wife:

4010 i CharHe E.« Wells, born May 1, 1867.

4011 ii Sanford A. Wells, born March 13, 1870.

4012 iii Clarence 0. Wells, born March 22, 1872.

1840 Danford ^ Chaffee (Danforth,^ Samuel, ^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,
Thomas i) was born in Woodstock, Conn., October 24, 1816, and died in Rome, Pa.,
November 6, 18S4. He married there, March 24, 1839, Deborah, daughter of
Simeon Rockwell of that place. She was living in Rome in 1891. He had a fair
complexion, black eyes and hair, and was five feet, eleven inches in height. He
and his wife were both members of the Methodist Church. He was a carriage
maker and lived in Rome, which was his home at the time of his marriage. Ad-
ministration was granted on his estate to his son, Edgar L. Chaffee.

Children :

4013 i Celestia Vistoreen^ Chaffee, born October 1, 1840; died June 28, 1842.

4014 ii Sophia Catharine Chaffee, born October 17, 1842; married Byron Brant

Wilmot.

4015 iii Mary Arlett Chaffee, born January 7, 1845; died May 7, 1887; married

James F. Flees.

4016 iv George Washington Chaffee, born January 31, 1847; died March 9,

1848.

4017 V Miles Danford Chaffee, born in Rome, June 18, 1849; has served three

enlistments in the regular army, being discharged as Sergeant;
a cattle raiser; unmarried; residence, 1906, Council, la.

4018 vi Melissa Deborah Chaffee, a twin, born in Rome, June 18, 1849; married

Chester J. Coolbaugh.

4019 vii Edgar Loren Chaffee, born September 26, 1851 ; married Mary Mor-

nilva ^ Chaffee (5461), (Jarvis Sexton, « Comfort Bliss,^ Nathaniel
Bliss,^ Comfort,^ Joseph,^ John,^ Joseph,^ Thomas^ ) born March 4,
1852; in 1906 they had two married sons; residence, 1893 and
1906, Tunkhannock, Pa.; he is an undertaker.

4020 viii Stella Adel Chaffee, born August 17, 1859; died April 21, 1872.

1841 Hiland Danforth 7 Chaffee (Danforth,6 Samuel,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Jo-
seph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Bainbridge, N. Y., July 23, 1819, and died in She-
shequin. Pa., June 30, 1867. He married in Le Raysville, Pa., July 6, 1842, Eliza
Esther, daughter of Dudley Case Humphrey of Pike, Pa. After Mr. Chaffee's



364 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

death she married (2) Page, and in 1891 was again a widow, and living in

Rome, Pa. Mr. Chaffee had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was five feet,
ten and one-half inches in height. At the age of twenty-eight he united with the
Methodist Church, of which his wife was also a member. He was a farmer and
blacksmith, at the time of his marriage living in Rome. He also lived in Le Rays-
ville, Sheshequin and Wyalusing, Pa.

Children :

4021 i Celestia E.* Chaffee, born August 31, 1843; married Morris Vought.

4022 ii Ermina Priscilla Chaffee, born January 13, 1846; died November 8,

1860.

4023 iii Annette Lois Chaffee, born April 23, 1849; married Wilfred Easta-

brook.

4024 iv Martin Luther Chaffee, born May 15, 1852; died April 3, 1853

4025 V Mary Melissa Chaffee, born March 16, 1854; died April 8, 1856.

+ 4026 vi James Dudley Chaffee, born September 26, 1856; married Sarah
Jane Chaffee (5465).
4027 vii Fred Fay Chaffee, born September 27, 1861; died July 25, 1879.

1842 Chester Gridley ^ Chaffee (Jason,« Samuel,* Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2
Thomas i) was born in Orwell, Pa., October 26, 1822, and married in Deposit, Pa,,
June 11, 1865, Frances V., daughter of John Rose of Susquehanna, Pa. She is a
member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Chaffee has a light complexion, gray eyes,
and is five feet, ten and one-half inches in height. In 1865 he lived in Orwell,
and at one time in Rome, Pa., where he served as Constable. In 1891 he lived
in Great Bend, Pa., where he kept a hotel.

Child:

4028 i Myrtle Fannie ^ Chaffee, born November 27, 1866; married Stiles.

1857 John Dwight ^ Chaffee (Ebenezer,^ Samuel," Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2
Thomas i) was born in Adams, Mass., February 16, 1828 (February 18, 1827),
and died early in April, 1884. He married in Milford, N. Y., January 14, 1849,
Maria L., daughter of William Wilcox of that place. She was a cousin of J. Feni-
more Cooper, the novelist, her grandmother being a sister of Judge Cooper, the
founder of Cooperstown, N. Y. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer and tanner. In 1851
he lived in Hartwick, N. Y., and in 1883 in Gilberts ville, N. Y. He died suddenly
from the bursting of a blood-vessel at the base of the brain, and was buried in Af-
ton, N. Y.

Children :

4029 i Henry T.« Chaffee, born July 6, 1851.

4030 ii Sarah C. Chaffee, born March 17, 1853.

4031 iii Ahce C. Chaffee, born February 2, 1861.

4032 iv Winnie J. Chaffee, born December 2, 1862.

1866 Joseph Bennett ^ Chaffee (Ezra,« Samuel, ^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1) was born in Cheshire, Mass., June 4, 1830, and died in Binghamton, N. Y.
December 29, 1882. He married in Deposit, N. Y., July 11, 1853, Sarah E.,
daughter of Thomas S. Rogers of that place. They lived in Binghamton, where
Mr. Chaffee was general agent for the Hartford Fire Insurance Company. He was
a prominent Mason and held some of the highest Masonic offices in the state.

Children :
-1-4033 i Fannie Rogers^ Chaffee, born October 26, 1855; married Henry Bayer,
Jr.



SEVENTH GENERATION 365

4034 ii Mary Jackson Chaffee, born January 4, 1858; residence, 1884, Bing-
hamton.
+ 4035 iii Margarette Sylvia Chaffee, born August 15, 1859; married Fred-
erick H. Westcott.

4036 iv Charles Bennett Chaffee, born June 29, 1861.

1876 Abigail Sherwood ^ Chaffee (Hezekiah,^ Hezekiah,^ Hezekiah,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born April 24, 1787, and died November 5, 1867. She
married, March 7, 1805, Colonel James Loomis of Windsor, Conn., born October 24,
1779, died May 11, 1862. They lived in Windsor.

Children :

+ 4037 i James Chaffee* Loomis, born April 19, 1807; married (1) Eliza C.
Mitchell; (2) Mary B. Sherman.

4038 ii A daughter, married H. Sidney Hayden; residence, 1887, Windsor.

4039 iii Samuel Odiah Loomis, married, June 2, 1847, Charlotte Bliss, born

September 20, 1820.

1878 Samuel Griswold ^ Chaffee (Hezekiah,^ Hezekiah,5 Hezekiah,^ John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas was born in Windsor, Conn., May 15, 1791, and died in Hartford,
Conn., July 18, 1864. He married (1) in Bloomfield, Conn., Rebecca, daughter of
Nathan Phelps of that place. She died November 18, 1818. She was a member
of the Presbyterian Church, as was Mr. Chaffee. He married (2) in Hartford,
October 20, 1824, Julia, daughter of Daniel Lombard of Springfield, Mass. She
died December 20, 1863, aged seventy.

Mr. Chaffee was graduated from Yale College in 1810 and commenced the study
of medicine with his father, but ill health prevented close application, and he turned
his attention to mercantile pursuits. For many years he was in business with his
brother, Hezekiah B. Chaffee, in Hartford, where he lived for many years. He
had dark hair, and gray eyes.

Children, by first wife:

4040 i Samuel Goodwin* Chaffee, born March 13, 1816; sailed for California,

April 11, 1849, in the bark Selma and engaged in mining pursuits;
has not been heard from since 1863.

4041 ii Charlotte Rebecca Chaffee, born February 28, 1818; married Myron C.

Merriman of Syracuse, N. Y.

Children, by second wife:

4042 iii Julia Chaffee, born June 1, 1825; died August 14, 1826.

4043 iv Delia Chaffee, a twin, born June 1, 1825; died March 13, 1829.

4044 V Julia Lombard Chaffee, born November 7, 1827; residence, 1891, Mil-

waukee, Wis.; unmarried.

4045 vi Hezekiah Chaffee, born October 24, 1829; sailed with his brother for

California, April 11, 1849, in the bark Selma and engaged in mining
pursuits; has not been heard from since 1863.

4046 vii Marie Louise Chaffee, born February 15, 1834; residence, 1891, Syra-

cuse ; unmarried.

1883 Edward Willard ^ Chaffee (Willard,8 Simeon,5 John,* .]ohn,3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., December 5, 1804, and died
there, January 27, 1860. He married in Stafford, Conn., November 10, 1828,
Eliza, daughter of Cornelius and Zilpha Davis of that place. She was born July 20,
1806, and died January 24, 1876. Both Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee were buried in South
Wilbraham. He was a farmer and lived there on his father's old farm.



366 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Children, born in South Wilbraham:
+ 4047 i George Wilbur** Chaffee, born December 7, 1829; married Frances M.
Pease.

4048 ii Jane Eliza Chaffee, born July 12, 1831 ; died October 28, 1904; married

in South Wilbraham, June 9, 1852, Warren Spaulding, an engi-
neer of Monson, Mass., born there, February 3, 1832; residence,
1884, Springfield, Mass.; no children.

4049 iii Amelia Elvira Chaffee, born March 24, 1838; died January 16, 1839;

buried in South Wilbraham.
+ 4050 iv Marcius Henry Chaffee, born October 19, 1842; married Harriet A.

Farrington.
+ 4051 V Emma Elvira Chaffee, born July 24, 1844; married Calvin M. Havens,

1885 Eliza ^ Chaffee (Willard,^ Simeon,^ John,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., January 20, 1807, and died in Springfield,
Mass., April 3, 1879. She married in South Wilbraham, May 22, 1828, Titus
Amidon of Springfield, their intention of marriage being entered in South Wilbra-
ham, April 26, 1828. They lived in West Springfield, Mass.

Children :

4052 i Edwin B.s Amidon, born March 1, 1829; died June 5, 1858.

4053 ii Frances E. Amidon, born May 26, 1831.

4054 iii William W. Amidon, born in Springfield, November 24, 1835; married,

and has one daughter.

1889 Reuben Hewlett ^ Chaffee (Simeon, ^ Simeon, ^ John,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., March 22, 1809, and died in
Hampden, Mass. (formerly South Wilbraham), August 24, 1882. He married (1)
in South Wilbraham, February 12, 1840, Esther A. Truden of that place, their
intention of marriage being entered in South Wilbraham, January 9, 1840. She
was born October 20, 1821, and died September 23, 1848. She and her husband

were both buried in South Wilbraham. He married (2) Caroline . July 5,

1838, he bought for $120, twelve acres of land in Wilbraham, where he was then
living.

Children, by first wife:

4055 i A son,^ born in South Wilbraham, November 24, 1840; died there,

November 24, 1840.

4056 ii Wilson Simeon Chaffee, born May 5, 1843; died June 18, 1869;

buried in South Wilbraham; fought in the Civil War in the
5th New York Volunteers.

4057 iii Oscar W. Chaffee, born in 1845; died August 30, 1848; buried in

South Wilbraham.

4058 iv Willard Reuben Chaffee, born in 1846; died August 23, 1848; buried

in South Wilbraham.

4059 V A daughter, died June 2, 1848, in infancy ; buried in South Wilbraham.
Children, by second wife :

+ 4060 vi Caroline Amelia ChafTee, born November 5, 1850; married Wil-
liam Hitchcock.
+ 4061 vii Mary Eliza Chaffee, born May 30, 1852; married John E. Rindge.
4062 viii Reuben Elam Chaffee, born June 9, 1854.

1892 Thirza ^ Chaffee (Simeon,6 Simeon, 6 John,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1)
was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., October 31, 1813, and died in Greenwich,
Conn., January 17, 1889. She married, September 7, 1840, Daniel S. Collins of
Hardwick, Mass. At that time she was living in Palmer, Mass. Mr. Collins died
in Greenwich, September 23, 1889.



SEVENTH GEXERATIOX 367

Children :

4061a i Thirza Marion ^ Collins, born April 6, 1843; died April 2, 1860.
+ 4062b ii Fanny Maria Collins, born April 9, 1845; married Oscar S. South-
worth.
+ 4063 iii Daniel Chaffee Collins, born April 6, 1847; married Julia E. Knight.
4064 iv Charles Francis Collins, born October 21, 1849; died November 15,
1873.

1894 Elam Newbury ^ Chaffee (Simeon, ^ Simeon, 5 John,* John,^ Joseph, 2
Thomas i) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., April 1, 1818, and died Septem-
ber 8, 1854. He married Sarah Holt of Townsend, Mass. He lived in Palmer,
Mass., at the time of his marriage. He was killed in a machine shop by being
drawn up over the shafting by a belt, and was buried in South Wilbraham.

Children :
+ 4065 i Fanny S.^ Chaffee, born March 4, 1843; married (1) George Brooks;

(2) William iMorand.
+ 4066 ii Louise E. Chaffee, born Januarj^ 17, 1847; married Hardin Chamberlin.

1895 Caroline ^ Chaffee (Noah,6 Simeon,^ John,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas
married Alonzo Rice.

Child:
4067 i Dan * Rice, died; said to have been the famous clown.

1896 Hollis Worthington 7 Chaffee (Noah,^ Simeon,^ John,* John,3 Joseph,*
Thomas 1) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., January 4, 1812, and died in
Great Bend, Kan., April 17, 1879. He married in Albion, N. Y., October 11, 1832,
Susan, daughter of Asa Thomas of Carlton, N. Y. She survived her husband, and
lived for some years after his death with her daughter, Caroline (Chaffee) Johnson,
in Alden, N. Y. She died in Kansas. She was a member of the Presbyterian
Church. Mr. Chaffee had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height.

Frederick Holsenburgh was appointd guardian to Hollis W. Chaffee and was
discharged by the court in 1831. Hollis W. Chaffee of Orleans County, N. Y.,
bought of the Holland Land Company, part of lot number sixteen for $550. This
land company owned a tract of land in Genessee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties,
N. Y. December 27, 1830, Hollis W. Chaffee bought another tract from that
same company for $524. [Geiiessee County Records.] During the Civil War he
served as a Private in the 27th New York Battery. In 1832 he lived in Carlton,
in 1850 in Barry, N. Y., in 1854 in Alden, and in 1873 in Great Bend, of which
he was one of the pioneers, and with whose development he had much to do.
He was a farmer, strictly upright and respected by all. He was a cousin of Judge
Noah Davis of New York City.

Children :

4068 i Margaret Maria » Chaffee, born October 6, 1833; died ^lay 15, 1834.

4069 ii Caroline Ursula Chaffee, born October 23, 1835 ; married in Alden, N. Y.,

September 18, 1855, Josiah M. Johnson, a builder, born in Og-
den, N. Y., October 27, 1834; he has a dark complexion, black
eyes, and is five feet, ten inches in height ; he was for five years
Trustee and Sexton of a church; residence, 1892, Alden.
+ 4070 iii Emery Worthington Chaffee, born April 16, 1837; married Mary J.
Mercer.

1897 Zelotes Emery ^ Chaffee (Emery,^ Simeon, ^ John,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., September 17, 1815, and died



368 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

in Moodus, Conn., June 10, 1877. He married in Willimantic, Conn., March 4,
1841, Hannah Sophronia » Snell (3131) (Hannah 7 Chaffee, Abner,8 David,5 David,*
David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), born April 19, 1819, died April 19, 1904. She was
a member of the Congregational Church and lived in Union, Conn., at the time of
her marriage.

Mr. Chaffee was baptized in the Congregational Church in South Wilbraham,
September 19, 1824. At the age of forty-one he united with the Methodist Church,
in which he was for many years Trustee and Steward. He had a light complexion,
blue eyes, and was five feet, nine inches in height. In 1841 he lived in Williman-
tic, and from 1849 until his death in Moodus. He was a manufacturer of machinery
and cotton goods.

Children :
+ 4071 i Eugene Winslow ^ Chaffee, born April 20, 1842; married Catharine M.

Day.
+ 4072 ii Herbert Wintl'-op Chaffee, born August 11, 1844; married Jerusha A.

Smith.
+ 4073 iii Lois Clarinda Chaffee, born July 27, 1853; married Charles W. Kim-
ball.

4074 iv Arthur Willard Chaffee, born May 14, 1855; married, June 7, 1888,

Emma C, daughter of Andrew J. Hurd, of Clinton, Conn.

4075 V Nellie Eugenia ChatTee, born September 30, 1863.

4076 vi Hannah Chaffee.

1899 Franklin Dexter ~ Chaffee (Emery, ^ Simeon, ^ John,* John,^ Joseph,*
Thomas i) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., April 16, 1824, and married (1)
in Somers, Conn., May 1, 1848, Emeline Cady, daughter of Job Hurlbert of that
place, their marriage intention being entered in South Wilbraham, April 15, 1848.
She died September 9, 1871, and was buried in Springfield, Mass. Mr Chaffee
married (2) in Chicopee, Mass., September 15, 1878, Mrs. Elizabeth Pease. He
was baptized in the South Wilbraham Congregational Church, September 19,
1824. He had a dark complexion, and blue eyes. He lived for some years in Spring-
field, where he was a carpenter and joiner, and in 1890 in Albany, N. Y.

Child, by first wife:
+ 4077 i Frank Winslow ^ Chaffee, born December 17, 1849; married Lizzie A.
James.

1900 Edwin Stearns ^ Chaffee (Emery,e Simeon, ^ John,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., April 13, 1828, and died in
West Stafford, Conn., October 21, 1873. He married in Stafford, Conn., May 26,
1852, Hannah Augusta, daughter of Absalom Cady of that place. She was born
May 22, 1828, and died April 6, 1905. In 1873 they lived in West Stafford.

Children :
+ 4078 i Mahlon Edwin ^ Chaffee, born September 22, 1853; married Idella
Miner.

4079 ii Charles Elliot Chaffee, born October 6, 1857; died April 21, 1860.

4080 iii Carlos Elbert Chaffee, born August 30, 1861 ; married, November 26,

1889, Jane L., daughter of Benjamin Miller; lived in Moodus,
Conn., and East Haddam, Conn.

4081 iv Abner Cady Chaffee, born October 6, 1865; married, August 8, 1895,

Laura E. Brown; residence, 1890, West Stafford.

4082 V George Emery Chaffee, born February 19, 1868; married, Novem-

ber 24, 1890, Mary Jane Wood of Albany, N. Y., who died in
March, 1903; residence, 1890, Albany.

4083 vi Cora Belle Chaffee, born October 24, 1870.



SEVENTH GENERATION 369

1904 Orrin 7 Chaffee (Amos,8 Amos,5 John,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was
born in Athens, Vt., and died in Troy, la., in 1855. He married (1) in Roches-
ter, Vt., Abigail, daughter of Thomas Hodgkins of that place. She died in 1844,
and was buried m Brandon, Vt. He married (2) and in 1883 his widow was living,
in Troy. At the time of his first marriage and for years after he hved in Rochester,
where he was a cooper and farmer. He had a dark complexion, black eyes, and
was five feet, eleven inches in height. He was a member of the Universalist
Church.

Children, by first wife, born in Rochester:
+ 4084 i Hiram Mason » Chaffee, born February 17, 1822; married Mary E.
Richardson.

4085 ii Martha Chaffee.

4086 iii Loretta Chaffee.

4087 iv Silena Chaffee.

4088 V Joseph T. Chaffee, born February 14, 1837; married in Albany, N. Y.,

Jime 9, 1860, Hannah, daughter of Thomas Phinney of Taunton,
Mass.; residence, 1883, Boston, Mass.; he is a hotel proprietor.

4089 vi Julius Chaffee, a twin, born February 14, 1837.

1913 William Carey ^ Chaffee (Amos,^ Ainos,^ John,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in Rochester, Vt., September 30, 1821, and married (1) in Brandon, Vt.,
April 15, 1849, Esther Pamelia, daughter of Joseph Sylvester of Stockbridge, Vt.
She died October 22, 1852, and was buried in Bethel, Vt. He married (2), March 11,
1854, Susan Marion Lowell. Mr. Chaffe is a blacksmith. He has a light complex-
ion, blue eyes and is five feet, ten inches in height. He has been Representative
to the Vermont Legislature, and Treasurer and Selectman of his home town.

Children, by second wife:

4090 i William Lincoln « Chaffee, born March 23, 1861.

4091 ii Alney Earle Chaffee, born March 3, 1867.

1918 Leonard 7 Chaffee (John,« Amos,5 John,* John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was
born in Athens, Vt., June 28, 1806, and died in Rochester, Vt., September 8,
1848. He married Tryphena, daughter of William and Clarissa (Church) Thurston
of Woodstock, Vt. She was born in Waterford, Vt., April 22, 1814, died July 6,
1879, and was buried in Rochester. Leonard Chaffee had a light complexion,
blue eyes, and was six feet in height. He and his wife were both members of the
Universalist Church. He was a farmer. After his death his widow lived with her
son.

Children :

4092 i Elvira Clarissa » Chaffee, born May 3, 1832; died.

4093 ii Emily Chaffee, died.

4094 iii Esther Emily Chaffee, died.

+ 4095 iv Charles William Chaffee, born September 20, 1843; married Diana
R. R. Mosher.

1921 John 7 Chaffee, Jr. (John,6 Amos,^ John,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1), was
born in Rochester, Vt., May 11, 1813, and died there, March 17, 1883. He married
in Rochester, January 1, 1840, Roselle A., daughter of Levi Lowell of that place.
She survived him and in 1891 was living in Rochester with her son, Henry H.
Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee were both members of the Universalist Church, with which
he united at the age of fifty-four. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was
six feet in height. He held several town offices and was prominent in the work of



370 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

the Universalist Church, in which he was for several years a Trustee. He lived in
Rochester, where he was a farmer. The following is from a local paper :

"Mr. Chaffee was a pillar in the Universalist parish in Rochester and a mem-
ber of the church nearly since its organization. He early embraced the faith and
became a subscriber to the 'Christian Repository' and by it was the means of
converting his father and mother, long-time members of the Congregational
Church, to the Universalist faith. . . . He inherited much of his father's
original mind and heart. He was a great reader and thinker; and besides his
example and influence for good, he has given to the Universalist Church, out of
his own household, two public advocates, — Mrs. Edna C. Noble of Detroit, Mich.,
and Rev. Edwin J. Chaffee of Potsdam, N. Y. — who are each, in their own sphere,
earnest and zealous workers in the upbuilding of Christ's kingdom in the earth."

Children, born in Rochester:
+ 4096 i Henry Harrison* Chaffee, born December 12, 1840; married Augusta
M. Smith.

4097 ii Alice R. Chaffee, born August 15, 1842; married Gilman Wright;

residence, 1891, Rochester, Vt.

4098 iii Edna J. Chaffee, born August 12, 1846; married, March 14, 1871,

Doctor Henry Smith Noble, born in Hinesburg, Vt., October 8,
1845 ; she has been for twenty years a teacher of elocution ; she has
founded schools of elocution in London, England, and in Detroit,
Mich., where, in 1883, she was principal of the Detroit Training
School of Elocution and English Literature.
+ 4099 iv Edwin John Chaffee, born March 19, 1850; married Emma E. Willson.

1922 Anna ^ Chaffee (John,^ Amos,^ John,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born
September 29, 1817, and married in Rochester, Vt., March 16, 1840, Ebenezer
Kendrick Richmond, born in Bethel, Vt., October 4, 1815, died in Newport, Vt.,
February 19, 1889. He had a dark complexion, and was five feet, eight inches



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 49 of 91)