William H. (William Henry) Chaffee.

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Conn., and in 1889 in Putnam, Conn.

Children :

4804 i Maro » Shippee, born about 1873.

4805 ii Edith Shippee, born about 1875.

4806 iii Alfred Shippee, born about 1878.

2673 Elmina Henrietta « Chaffee (Amos,^ Amos,^ William, ^ Jonathan,^ Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Eastford, Conn., November 6, 1859,
and married (1) E. W. Miller of that place, (2) William Munson of Waterbury,
Conn. In 1889 she lived in North Ashford, Conn.

Children :

4807 i WiUis Russ " Miller, born about 1876.

4808 ii Andrew Munson, born about 1886.

2682 Annie Marias Fordham (Anna Bibbms ^ Chaffee, Amos,^ William, ^ Jona-
than,4 Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1), married in Salt Lake City, Utah, William
Price Deakin, born July 11, 1832.

Children :

4809 i Anna Maria a Deakin, born September 7, 1864.

4810 ii Emily Ann Deakin, born September 15, 1866; died December 16, 1876.

4811 iii Mary Jane Deakin, born March 1, 1869.

4812 iv John William Deakin, born February 19, 1871.

4813 v Elijah James Deakin, born October 4, 1873.

4814 vi Sarah Minerva Deakin, born September 31, 1875; died June 4, 1876.

4815 vii Robert Price Deakin, born April 19, 1877.

4816 viii Lillian Delila Deakin, born November 24, 1879.

4817 ix Serene May Deakin, born September 26, 1881.

4818 X Joseph Amos Deakin, born October 18, 1883.

4819 xi Charles Fremont Deakin, born October 6, 1885.

2690 Amos Banta s Chaffee (Ephraim Pendleton, ^ Amos,^ William, ^ Jona-
than,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 1842, and died about 1884.
He married Elizabeth Brown, daughter of a lumber merchant. For eighteen
years he held a position in the New York Custom House as liquor ganger. He
was buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Children :

4820 i Henry B.9 Chaffee, born about 1864; residence, 1888, Brooklyn.

4821 ii Ella Chaffee, born about 1878.

4822 iii Amy Chaffee, born about 1884.

2692 Albert Banta s Chaffee (Ephraim Pendleton, ^ Amos,^ William, ^ Jona-
than,4 Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in New York City October 13,



EIGHTH GENERATION 439

1844, and married, about 1867, Mary, daughter of James Hewes of Brooklyn,
N. Y., a lumber dealer. ]\Ir. Chaffee served in the Union army during the latter
part of the Ci\al War. He has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is of medium
height.

Children, born in Brooklyn:

4823 i Marv Eliza « Chaffee, born January 3, 1869.

4824 ii Alice Bertha Chaffee, born June 10, 1871.

2694 Mary Eliza « Chaffee (Ephraim Pendleton, ^ Amos,^ William, s Jona-
than,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born December 5, 1847, and mar-
ried in Brooklyn, N. Y., February 2, 1865, Daniel E. Downing, an engineer, born
there, February 18, 1842, died there, September 2, 1888. He was tall and dark.
Mrs. Downing was living in Brooklyn in 1890.

Child:

4825 i Albert Chaffee » Downing, born October 22, 1867.

2707 John « Chaffee (Stephen Mitchell,^ Jonathan, « Jonathan, s Jonathan, <
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born December 29, 1845, and married in
Robertsonville, N. Y. (now White Sulphur Springs), INIarch 21, 1876, Frances
Ida, daughter of Elias Dewitt of that place. She died June 19, 1892, and was
buried in Liberty, N. Y. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer and a member of the Methodist
Church, in which he was for ten years Steward. He has a dark complexion, black
hair and eyes, and is six feet in height. In 1876 and in 1906 he lived in Liberty.

Children :

4826 i Mary Ann « Chaffee, born June 23, 1877.

4827 ii Carrie Chaffee, born January 29, 1879.

4828 iii Stephen E. Chaffee, born October 25, 1880.

4829 iv Decker Chaffee, born December 6, 1885.

4830 V Perry John Chaffee, born June 13, 1892.

2713 Susie Nieda » Chaffee (Ephraim Bound, ^ Reuben, « Jonathan, ^ Jonathan,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born July 15, 1860, and married in Middle-
town, Conn., October 6, 1885, James Yale, son of James Fairman. James Y.
Fairman was born in New Haven, Conn., September 10, 1855, and died in Mid-
dleto\\Ti, January 13, 1899. He had a dark complexion, and was five feet, eight
inches in height. He was at one time Colonel on the staff of Governor Buckley
of Connecticut and was President of the Pittsburgh and St. Louis Smelting Co.,
Pittsburgh, Kan. Mrs. Fairman is a member of the Episcopal Church.

Children, born in Middleto\\Ti:

4831 i Hortense Victoria » Chaffee, born June 21, 1888 (1887).

4832 ii Ruth Lillian Chaffee, born February 13, 1890.

2717 Juliana » Chaffee (Reuben, ^ Comfort,« Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1) was born December 30, 1807, and married

Covey.

Child:

4833 i Emily 9 Covey, married Benona Willey; residence, 1883, Westport, Vt.

2719 Samuel Luther s Chaffee (Reuben, ^ Comfort, « Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Berkshire, Vt., September 3, 1812,
and died July 7, 1882. He married, May 21, 1835, Ursula S., daughter of Ira
James of Richford, Vt. He was a farmer and mechanic, and lived on the old farm
in Berkshire, Vt.



440 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Children :

4834 i Ezra J.a Chaffee, born November 16, 1836.

4835 ii Pucinda G. Chaffee, born September 6, 1838; died August 30, 1857.

4836 iii Matilda S. Chaffee, born in 1840.

+ 4837 iv Reuben ChafTee, born June 21, 1843; married Mina N. Towle.

4838 V Arthur F. Chaffee, born August 22, 1848.

4839 vi Adelia J. Chaffee, born October 28, 1852.

4840 vii Cortez S. ChafTee, born October 1, 1856.

2720 Reuben » Chaffee, Jr. (Reuben, ^ Comfort, ^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i), was born in Berkshire, Vt., March 31, 1814, and
married there, August 24, 1834, Lucy C, daughter of Alexander Brice, and sister
of the wives of his brothers, Washington and Albert Chaffee. In 1883 Mr. and
Mrs. Chaffee lived in Albany, Vt., where he was a farmer and a mason.

Children, the first three born in Berkshire:

4841 i Milo L.a Chaffee, born April 6, 1835; married (1) there, January 21,

1860, Eliza A., daughter of Robert Stretton of St. Armon, P. Q.,
Canada; she was of Franklin, Vt., and died April 3, 1862; he
married (2) in Albany, Vt., January 18, 1863, Ellen L. daugh-
ter of Joshua Way of that place ; Mr. Chaffee is a farmer.

4842 ii Susan E. Chaffee, born September 27, 1836; married Garvin Alston

of Craftsbury, Vt.

4843 iii Sally Miranda Chaffee, born September 17, 1838; died August 3,

1871; married Uriah Dingenan of Berkshire, and had two
children, both dead.
+ 4844 iv Edna Alsina Chaffee, born March 7, 1840; married Hanson S. Burle-
son.

4845 V William Henry Chaffee, born December 27, 1841 ; married, March 26,

1865, Isabella Taylor of Berkshire; no children; is a farmer
and dairyman.

4846 vi Albert Chaffee, born December 12, 1843; died April 17, 1864.

+ 4847 vii Marila Chaffee, born October 28, 1845; married Ezra C. Butler.

(See 4884.)
+ 4848 viii Lucy Chaffee, born October 10, 1847; married H. M. Jordan.
4849 ix Celina Chaffee, born January 26, 1849; died October 8, 1850.
+ 4850 X Fernando Cortez Chaffee, born November 2, 1851; married Capi-
tola Maxfield.

2721 Washington « Chaffee (Reuben,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Berkshire, Vt., August 12, 1815, and
died there, April 12, 1881. He married Rachel, daughter of Alexander Brice of
that place, and sister of the wives of his brothers, Reuben and Albert Chaffee.
He was Constable in Berkshire for twenty years, and for many years Deacon in
the Baptist Church.

Children :

4851 i Harrys Chaffee, a twin.

4852 ii Hanson Chaffee, a twin.

2723 Albert « Chaffee (Reuben, ^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born May 25, 1820, and married (1) in Berkshire, Vt.,
January 21, 1841, Nancy C, daughter of Alexander Brice of that place, and sister
of the wives of his brothers, Reuben and Washington Chaffee. She was born
March 10, 1821. He married (2) Mrs. Lucy « (Chaffee) Woodworth (2755) (John,^
Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1), widow of



EIGHTH GENERATION 441

Hamilton Woodworth. In 1886 he lived in West Berkshire, where he was a
farmer.

Children :
+ 4853 i Harvey A.a Chaffee, married (1) Ellen M. Whitehead; (2) Adelia A.
Whitehead; (3) Edna M. Page.
4854 ii Bianca G. Chaffee; married John McCarthy, Jr. (See 4873.)
Four other children, died young, names unknown.

2728 Polly s Kendall (Lucy "> Chaffee, Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Jona-
than,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), married Arnold Burt, brother of her brother Seth's
wife. Mr. and Mrs. Burt lived in West Enosburg, Vt.

Child:

4855 i Franks Burt.

2729 Seth s Kendall, Jr. (Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), died in Enosburg Falls, Vt. He married Polly
Burt, sister of his sister Polly's husband. They lived in Enosburg Falls.

Children :

4856 i B. J.9 Kendall, a doctor, discoverer of a well-knowTi remedy for spavin.

4857 ii Milo Kendall.

4858 iii Philo Kendall.

2737 Anna » Chaffee (Jasper,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3
Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in 1811, and died. She married Guy Clark, and
lived in Berkshire, Vt.

Children :

4859 i Mary » Clark, married Joshua Booth.

4860 ii Hanson Clark, married Burleson; residence, 1891, Abercorn, P.

Q., Canada.

4861 iii Guy Clark, Jr., married Delia Hull; residence, 1891, Berkshire.

4862 iv Delia Clark, married William Scofield, who died before 1891, when she

was living in Abercorn.

2740 Hannah Fidelia « Chaffee (Jasper,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 1818, and died before 1876. She
married in Berkshire, Vt., Reverend James M. Beeman, a widower. He was a
Baptist minister, born in Fairfax, Vt., September 11, 1811, and died in Three
Mile Bay, N. Y., in 1876. After Hannah F. (Chaffee) Beeman's death he married
Ann E. Hall.

Children :
+ 4863 i Jasper Chaffee « Beeman, born March 24, 1842; married (1) Betsey E .
Reynolds; (2) C. E. Guthrie.

4864 ii James M. Beeman, died in 1865, in the Civil War.

4865 iii Eveline C. Beeman, died in 1863.

+ 4866 iv Lucas Azro Beeman, born November 7, 1848; married Mary A.
Remington.

4867 V Hannah Fidelia Beeman.

4868 \'i Ann Eliza Beeman, died in 1863.

4869 vii Alvah Sabin Beeman.

2741 Cordelia s Chaffee (Jasper,^ Comfort, ^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in 1820, and married Ebenezer Weld.

Children.:
4870 i Cassius » Weld.



442 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

4871 ii Cortez Weld.

4872 iii Emily Weld.

Other children, names unknown.

2743 Mary « Chaffee (Jasper, ^ Comfort,6 Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in 1825, and married John McCarthy. They
lived in Berkshire, Vt.

Child:
+ 4873 i Johns McCarthy, Jr., married Bianca G. Chaffee (4854),

2744 Azro Buck s Chaffee (Jasper, ^ Comfort, » Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel, * Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Berkshire, Vt., April 4, 1830, and died
in Montreal, Canada, November 1, 1891. He married in Frosh Village, Canada,
March 22, 1854, the daughter of Doctor S. S. Foster of Knowlton, P. Q., Canada.
Mr. Chaffee was the executor of his father's estate. The following biography
is from the Montreal Railway Journal of February 10, 1883:

"In recommencing our series of portraits of 'Celebrities,' it is scarcely possible
that we could have presented the face of a more representative man than the
subject of our sketch. Mr. Chaffee is so widely known that his picture scarcely
needs a word of introduction, and certainly no lengthened notice; he is a good
type of the best side of the activity of the American character, and beneath a
certain quickness of reply which almost amounts to brusqueness, those who have
the best opportunities of judging well know that an immense amount of extreme
courtesy and kindness of heart is to be found. As to Mr. Chaffee's business energy,
if we might hazard an attempt at a joke, we would say he is the A. B. C. of every
enterprise to which he puts his hand. ]\Ir. Chaffee was born at Berkshire, Vt., on
April 4th, 1830, and entered on his life career after finishing his education. He
studied law under the guidance of Judge Aldis, but later on, entering upon a com-
mercial training, we hear of him as filling an important position in the Customs
Department of Burlington under Judge Smalley. Mr. Chaffee removed to Canada
in 1861, and from that time to the present has been identified with many impor-
tant business enterprises, until to-day no more representative man can be found
amongst us. On his first arrival in Canada, he entered upon an insurance business
for some years. At length the Railway interest growing in importance, Mr. Chaffee
turned his active mind in that direction, becoming associated with the late Hon.
A. B. Foster as Secretary-Treasurer of the old Canada Central and South Eastern,
until a few years back, when the Hon. Bradley Barlow joining the enterprise,
Mr. Chaffee came even more prominently before the community. One feature
in our Canadian railway men of to-day cannot escape notice, viz., their almost
ubiquity, and to this peculiar feature the subject of our sketch is no exception.
In addition to the position of Secretary-Treasurer to the South Eastern Railway
Company, Mr. Chaffee is connected with several other enterprises either as
President, Vice-President, or simply on the Board of Directors. We might enu-
merate the Atlantic and North-west, Quebec and Ontario, IMontreal, Portland and
Boston, Lake Champlain and St. Lawrence Junction Railways, the Longueuil Nav-
igation Company, and some other projects. The ice bridge rail across the St.
Lawrence, which has now been in operation three winters, is in a great measure
due to his energy. Notwithstanding all these many calls upon his time, Mr. Chaffee
is one of those men who apparently rises from his desk daily with a sigh, that there
is no more work to do.

Children :

4874 i Stephen Sewell » Chaffee, born in 1855.

4875 ii Frances D. Chaffee, born in 1857.

4876 iii Azro Buck Chaffee, Jr., born in 1861.

4877 iv Miriam .Jane Chaffee, born in 1865.

4878 V Bessie Foster Chaffee, born in 1867.

4879 vi Hiram Foster Chaffee, born in 1869.



EIGHTH GENERATION 443

4880 vii Hannah Zeda Chaffee, born in 1872.

4881 viii George Edwin Chaffee, born in 1876.

2746 Stephen » B. Chaffee (Warren,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ') was born February 10, 1819, and died in Jay, Vt.,
June 7, 1876. He married, December 23, 1851, Martha Shannon. He lived in
Jay, where he was a farmer, and bought land June 11, 1855.

Children :
48S2 i Herbert E.9 Chaffee, residence, 1893, Jay.
4883 ii Delia Chaffee, married McCholster.

2748 Sally « Chaffee (Warren,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born November 16, 1822, and died in Jay, Vt., Febru-
ary 14, 1880. She married Sydney Butler.

Children :
4-4884 i Ezra C.a Butler, married Marila Chaffee (4847).

4885 ii Charles Butler, residence, 1893, Derby, Vt.

4886 iii Fannie Butler, married Percy; residence, 1893, Barton, Vt.

4887 iv Gardner Butler, a clergyman; residence, 1893, Massachusetts.

2749 Electa s Chaffee (Warren,^ Comfort,« Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3
Nathaniel, 2 Thoinas was born January 25, 1826, and died in Chicopee, Mass.,
March 22, 1874. She married William H. Andrus.

Children :

4888 i Charles H.s Andrus, an artist; residence, 1893, Enosburgh Falls, Vt.

4889 ii Mary M. Andrus, married Gilbert ; residence, 1893, Burlington, Vt.

2750 Ruby Lucy « Chaffee (Warren,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jona-
than, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born June 1, 1829, and married in Franklin,
Vt., January 26, 1852, William Prescott Ewins, born there, December 12, 1823,
died in Jay, Vt., August 5, 1880. He was a railroad contractor and was superin-
tendent in the government mills during the Civil War. He had a light complexion,
blue eyes, and was six feet in height. She was a member of the Baptist Church,
and in 1893 lived in North Troy, Vt.

Children :
+ 4890 i Almeda Alida » Ewins, born October 7, 1853; married Ezra T. Seaver.
+ 4891 ii Clarence Prescott Ewins, born September 23, 1855; married Elnora H.
Ford.

4892 iii Blanche Mabel Ewins, born April 30, 1867.

2753 Cornelius Perness « Chaffee (Warren, ^ Comfort, « Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Berkshire, Vt., ]\Iarch 25, 1836, and
married (1) there. May 25, 1859, Catharine, daughter of Patrick Gallon of St.
Albans, Vt. She died and was buried in Newport, Vt., and he married (2), Au-
gust 13, 1887, Lenora Boyce. He has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is six
feet, four inches in height. He united with the Universalist Church at the age of
twenty. He is a farmer and in 1893 lived in Newport.

Children, by first wife:

4893 i Amos 9 Chaffee, born April S, 1861.

4894 ii Emmett Chaffee, born August 24, 1863.

4895 iii James Chaffee, born July 20, 1867.

4896 iv Erdine Chaffee, born October 8, 1869.

4897 V Enea Chaffee, born May 24, 1872.



444 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Child, by second wife:

4898 vi Cornelius Chaffee, born October 8, 1888.

2757 Homer S.s Chaffee (John,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3
Nathauiel,2 Thomas i), married Mary R., daughter of Daniel B. and Electa (Haw-
ley) Burleson of Berkshire, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer. In 1886 they lived in
AVest Berkshire, Vt., and in 1891 on the Chaffee homestead in Berkshire.

Children :

4899 i Gertrude E.a Chaffee, born March 11, 1873.

4900 ii Homer Chaffee, born May 20, 1875.

4901 iii Wilbur Chaffee, born April 8, 1878.

2764 Polly Hills Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,« Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Berkshire, Vt., August 13, 1824,
and died in Fletcher, Vt., November 11, 1897. She married in Berkshire, May 30,
1847, Lucius B. Elliot, born in Salem, Vt., January 25, 1825, died in Fletcher,
March 2, 1896. Both were members of the Baptist Church. In 1883 they lived
in Fletcher, where Mr. Elliot was a farmer.

Children :

4902 i Welcome Lucius a Elliot, born January 26, 1849; died August 16, 1854.
+ 4903 ii Ursula Filinda Elliot, born April 25, 1850; married Stanley J. Scott.

4904 iii Polly Ann Elliot, born September 8, 1854; died September 27, 1858.

4905 iv Aimer Judson Elliot, born April 30, 1867; married, September 5, 1900,

Hattie May Fawfaw; in 1891 was connected with the Cambridge
(Vt.) Transcript.

2765 Comfort » Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas s) was born in Berkshire, Vt., February 17, 1826,
and died in Barton, Vt., November 23, 1906. He married in Fletcher, Vt., Eliza-
beth B., daughter of Elisha Dike (Dyke) of that place. Mr. Chaffee was a mem-
ber of the Baptist Church, as is also his wife. In 1883 they lived in East Charles-
ton, Vt., where Mr. Chaffee was a farmer. He was buried in Charleston.

Children :

4906 i Ella M.a Chaffee, born August 26, 1851.

4907 ii Gusta A. Chaffee, born March 24, 1853.

4908 iii Edson C. Chaffee, born March 17, 1855.

+ 4909 iv Esther Emily Chaffee, born February 7, 1857; married Charles T.
MorsG.

4910 V Melvin T. Chaffee, born April 21, 1864.

4911 vi Luna Leora Chaffee, born July 4, 1866; married Charles Rollins.

+ 4912 vii Lizzie Alma Chaffee, born September 11, 1868; married Homer W.
Burnham.

4913 viii Arthur Leander Chaffee, born June 4, 1870; married, December,

1893, Mabel Tilloton.

4914 ix Benonie W. Chaffee, born February 2, 1874.

2766 Elvira Rebecca » Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,6 Nathaniel,^ Na-
thaniel,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Berkshire, Vt., May 6,
1828, and died in Westfield, Vt., September 11, 1905. She married (1) S. Hamilton
Redding, born in February, 1828, died in Worcester, Mass., November 12, 1871.
Both he and his wife were members of the Baptist Church. She married (2),
November 16, 1892, Lucius H. Wheeler of Johnson, Vt., who died there. May 1,
1900, aged seventy-three. In 1883 they lived in Milbury, Mass.



EIGHTH GENERATION 445

Child :
4915 i Julia Elvira WTieeler, died in Troy, Vt., March 26, 1902; married



Davis.

2767 Lovina Felton » Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,6 Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Berkshire, Vt., February 22, 1830,
and married there, on the Chaffee homestead, February 24, 1852, Curtis Wheeler,
born in Enosburgh, Vt., December 19, 1826 (1828), died March 3, 1905.

Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler settled in Enosburgh, and moved to Fairfax, Vt., in
1855, where they lived on their place, the Maple Grove Stock Farm. In 1877 they
celebrated their Silver Wedding and in 1902 their Golden Wedding. At this time
they had lived on the same farm for forty-seven years. Mr. Wheeler died in
1905 and in 1907 Mrs. Wheeler was still living in Fairfax. She is a member of
the Baptist Church.

Children :

4916 i Alice O.^ "\^Tieeler, born May 22, 1853; married in Fairfax, Decem-

ber 18, 1878, Doctor Thomas Marsh Emery; residence, 1883,
Troy, Vt.

4917 ii Altha Viola Wheeler, born August 19, 1855; died January 4, 1863,

of diphtheria.

4918 iii Henry H. Wheeler, born June 4, 1860; died January 4, 1863, of diph-

theria.
-1-4919 iv Homer Curtis Wheeler, born March 3, 1864; married Lu M. Leavens.

4920 V Mary L. ^\^leeler, born November 21, 1868.

4921 vi Effie V. Wheeler, born May 6, 1872.

2768 Sylvester Aaron s Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Na-
thaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Berkshire, Vt., April 2,
1832, and died in Michigan, June 17, 1902. He married (1) in Berkshire, in 1854,
Plantina 0., daughter of John Pitcher of Vermont. He married (2), in 1872,
Mrs. Jean G. (Pocock) Sergei, widow of J. H. Sergei and daughter of Lloyd Pocock.
Mr. Chaffee was the state agent for a fire insurance company and in 1883 lived
in Mansfield, O.

Children, by first wife :

4922 i Rosa R.9 Chaffee.

4923 ii William H. Chaffee.

4924 iii Gibson A. Chaffee.

4925 iv A son, died.

4926 V A daughter, died.

Child, by second wife :

4927 vi Lillian A. Chaffee, born in July, 1874.

2769 James Hill » Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,*
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1) was born in Berkshire, Vt., May 14, 1834, and
married there, March 8, 1857, Laura, daughter of William W. Waite of Fair-
field, Vt. Both Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee are members of the Baptist Church, and
in 1882 lived in Enosburgh, Vt., where Mr. Chaffee was a farmer and a dealer in
cattle.

Children :

4928 i Merton9 Chaffee, born November 19, 1857; died in January, 1858.

4929 ii Addie Belle Chaffee, born January 31, 1859; married (1), February 8,

1881, Henry William Saddler, a farmer, and had two children,
both of whom are dead; they lived in Bakersfield, Vt., where



446 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

lie (lied March 29, 1888, aged thirty-seven; she married (2) in
Worcester, Mass., January 9, 1899, Lewis Hawley Scott.
+ 4930 iii Emma Etta Chaffee, born April 10, 1861; married Hollis N. Sher-
wood.

4931 iv William Merton Chaffee, born March 14, 1863; died May 13, 1906;

married in Worcester, Gertrude Bessey.

4932 V Carrie Elvira Chaffee, born September 27, 1866; died June 8, 1889;

married, November 21, 1888, Ernest D. Herrick.

4933 vi Lucy P. Chaffee, born October 6, 1869 ; married in Worcester, June 20,

1905, L. W. Pennington.

4934 vii Ermina Gertrude Chaffee, born June 6, 1872; married, October 25,

1904, Irving Scott Woodruff.

4935 viii Hamilton R. Chaffee, born May 19, 1878; married in Worcester,

November 14, 1904, Nellie Pratt and has one child.

2770 Lovell Stowe « Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, ^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel, ^
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Berkshire, Vt., December 19, 1835,
and married in Westfield, Vt., April 22, 1860, Emma Frances, daughter of Newton
Hitchcock of that place. Both are members of the Baptist Church, with which
Mr. Chaffee united at the age of twenty-five. He has a light complexion, blue
eyes, and is five feet, five inches in height. He is a farmer and in 1890 lived in
Troy, Vt.

Children :
+ 4936 i Frank Newton ^ Chaffee, born September 26, 1861; married Emo-

gene A. Perkins.
+ 4937 ii Fannie Evelyn Chaffee, born May 17, 1863; married Ernest A. Allbee.

4938 iii Henry Herbert Chaffee, born September 9, 1865.

4939 iv Charles Clayton Chaffee, born August 3, 1871.

4940 V George Burton Chaffee, born March 5, 1876.

4941 vi Pearl Stowe Chaffee, born October 24, 1878.

2771 Ransom Nathaniel « Chaffee (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, ^ Nathaniel,^ Na-



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