William H. (William Henry) Chaffee.

The 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

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Conn., with her son, Walter S. Chaffee.

Children, by first wife, born in Richmond Township:

5422 i Henry Jerome » Chaffee, died before 1886.
+ 5423 ii Charfes AVilber Chaffee, born February 16, 1851; married (1) Louisa

Evans; (2) Nellie E. Men.
+ 5424 iii ]\Iary Melissa Chaffee, born August 22, 1852; married William Wheeler.

Children, by second wife:

5425 iv Aliday T. Chaffee, born in Meriden, Conn., June 27, 1859.

5426 V Weaker S. Chaffee, born in Branford, Conn., January 9, 1862; resi-

dence, 1886, Fair Haven; an oysterman; unmarried.

3561 Cyril Ephraim « Chaffee (Ephraim Cleveland, ^ Abiather,^ Asa,^ Joseph,*
John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Italy, N. Y., January 9, 1832, and died in
Canandaigua, N. Y., May 11, 1893. He married in Middlesex, N. Y., May 22,
1852, Olive, daughter of James Couse of that place. She is a member of the Dun-
kelite Church. Mr. Chaffee had a dark complexion, dark gray eyes, and was five
feet, four inches in height. He united with the Methodist Church at the age of
thirty, and was Steward for a number of years. He was To^^^l Assessor and School
Officer. He was a farmer, but had retired before his death. In 1852 he lived in
Middlesex and in 1891 in Canandaigua.

Children :
5427 i Charlotte Rebeccas Chaffee, born December 26, 1853; married Fred D.
Crouch.



EIGHTH GENERATION 487

5428 ii William Orville Chaffee, born February 14, 1857.

5429 iii James Couse Chaffee, born July 19, 1862; married Minnie L. Borroughs.

3581 Martha Stranahan s Chaffee (Enoch Hyde,^ Walter,6 Asa,5 Joseph,*
John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born June 19, 1833, and married in Peterboro,
N. Y., February 9, 1861, Emmon Dowmer, born in Smithfield, N. Y., Septem-
ber 7, 1805, the first child born there, and died in Peterboro, December 23, 1879.
He had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, five inches in height. He
made a large fortune in coal speculation and later bought several farms in Madison
County, N. Y. He was a member of the School Board and was for ten years
Justice of the Peace. He was temperate, peaceful and kind to all. It is said of
him that when he was Justice of the Peace he often hired the disputants who
came before his court to settle their disputes, he paying them out of his o'uti
pocket.

Children :

5430 i Emmona^ Downer, born August 18, 1853; married Doctor William J.

Packwood.

5431 ii Amy Jarvis Downer, born August 14, 1854; died September 28, 1866.

5432 iii Stranahan Downer, born February 12, 1856.

5433 iv Doctor Louise Downer, born August 10, 1858.

3590 Florence « Chaffee (Ichabod Sherman,' Walter,^ Asa,5 Joseph,* John,3
Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born July 11, 1846, and died November 26, 1888. She
married. May 6, 1865, Cyrus Butler Hoyt, a widower, born in WTaitestown, N. Y.,
September 20, 1827. In 1869 they lived in Oriskany Falls, N. Y., where he was
a jeweller.

Children :

5434 i William » Hoyt, born April 4, 1866.

5435 ii Horace Hovt, born Januarv 20, 1868.

5436 iii Smith Hoyt, born July 30, 1869.

3594 Emmon Dewitt s Chaffee (Ichabod Sherman,' Walter,^ Asa,^ Joseph,*
John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Peterboro, N. Y., September 24, 1854,
and married. In 1890 he lived in SjTacuse, N. Y.

Child:

5437 i Arthur Burney F.^ Chaffee, died young.

3604 Charles Andrew « Donelly (:Margaret ' Chaffee, Walter,^ Asa,5 Joseph,*
John, 3 Joseph,3 Thomas i) was born in Peterboro, N. Y., in 1851, and married
in SjTacuse, N. Y., January 19, 1879, his cousin, Cora Elizabeths Chaffee of that
place (3596) (Ichabod Sherman,' Walter,^ Asa,5 Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i),
born December 7, 1858. She is a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Donelly
has a dark complexion, blue eyes, and is six feet in height. He is a painter and
decorator, and in 1890 lived in New York City.

Child:

5438 i Maude Elizabeth « Donelly, born November 10, 1880.

3623 Edwin Newell s Chaffee (Rodolphus,' Comfort,^ Comfort,^ Joseph,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Wilbraham, Mass., August 1, 1834, and married
in Ada, Mich., June 14, 1856, Mary Adelia, daughter of David Cole of Schoharie,
N. Y. She was born in Geneseo, Livingston County, N. Y., and is a member of
the Baptist Church. ]\Ir. Chaffee has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is five



488 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

feet, nine inches in height. He served as a Private in the Civil War. In 1891 he
Hved in Ada, where he was a farmer.

Children :

5439 i Elva E.9 Chaffee, born December 19, 1857; died April 8, 1861.

5440 ii Olive Sacrina Chaffee, born February 6, 1860; married John F. Doyle.

5441 iii Maria Olivia Chaffee, born May 26, 1862; married William J. Robinson.

5442 iv Clark S. Chaffee, born March 21, 1864; died May 14, 1864.

5443 V Cyrus S. Chaffee, a twin, born March 21, 1864; died May 21, 1864.

3631 Jonathan Russell ^ Chaffee (Jonathan Skinner, ^ Comfort, ^ Comfort, ^
Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., Au-
gust 31, 1833, and married in Brecksville, 0., October 7, 1854, Lucy Jane, daughter
of Charles B. Rich of Lebanon, N. Y. Mr. Chaffee has a light complexion, blue
eyes, and is five feet, eight inches in height. He served as a Private in the Civil
War from 1861 to 1865. In 1891 he lived in Brecksville, where he was a farmer.

Children :

5444 i Mary Lillians Chaffee, born May 18, 1856; married Frank R. Marshall.

5445 ii Henry W. Chaffee, born April 2, 1859; married Martha L. Oaker.

5446 iii Charles C. Chaffee, born November 7, 1862; married Mary M. Boyd.

5447 iv Eva May Chaffee, born August 2, 1871.

5448 V Lottie Jane Chaffee, born May 9, 1873.

3632 Frances Drusilla » Chaffee (Jonathan Skinner,^ Comfort, ^ Comfort,*
Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born June 27, 1836, and married in Brecks-
ville, 0., March 6, 1862, Asa Reynolds, born in Schroon, N. Y., January 12, 1830.
He was Postmaster in Brecksville under President Lincoln, and for ten years
held the same office in Grand Haven, Mich., where he was also Justice of the
Peace, and from 1889 to 1891 City Recorder. He has a florid complexion, gray
eyes, and is five feet, eight and one-half inches in height. Frances Drusilla (Chaffee)
Reynolds is a member of the Congregational Church.

Children :

5449 i Willie Willefs Reynolds, born October 26, 1862; died August 8, 1864.

5450 ii Fred Emerson Reynolds, born December 20, 1867.

5451 iii Grace Maud Reynolds, born December 4, 1871; died July 18, 1874.

5452 iv Ernest Ray Reynolds, born March 10, 1875.

3633 Comfort Emerson « Chaffee (Jonathan Skinner,^ Comfort," Comfort,'^
Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Brecksville, O., June 1, 1840,
and married (1) there, January 4, 1865, Louise Willet, daughter of Alexander
Snow of that place. She died January 1, 1882, and was buried in Blairstown, la.
He married (2), February 1, 1883, Mrs. Cora L. (Richardson) Van ^letre. Mr.
Chaffee has a fair complexion and blue eyes. He served as Private in the Civil
War, was taken prisoner in Mumfordsville, Ky., in the fall of 1862, and detained
eight months. He has served as Alderman four years and County Commissioner
two years. He lived in Brecksville in 1865 and in 1891 in Ankona, Fla., where
he was a grower of pineapples and other tropical fruits.

Children, by first wife:

5453 i Fred S.a Chaffee, born January 9, 1870.

5454 ii Frank R. Chaffee, born September 26, 1875.

3648 Anna Maria Eugenie » Chaffee (Comfort Jackson, ^ Comfort," Comfort,*
Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born May 22, 1848, and married. May 8,



EIGHTH GENERATION 489

1872, Doctor F. M. Coates. In 1891 they lived in Berea, O., where ]\Irs. Coates
had been educated in Baldwin University. She is an accomplished musician.

Child:

5455 i Frank Mozart ^ Coates, born October 29, 1883.

3649 Nelson Vennor « Chaffee (Lathrop Vennor,^ Comfort,^ Comfort, * Jo-
seph, * John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., Decem-
ber 14, 1856, and married in Somers, Conn., November 25, 1874, Isabel J., daughter
of Marcus Kibbe of that place. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer in Hampden, Mass.
(formerly South Wilbraham), in 1883.

Children, born in Hampden:

5456 i Lathrop Vennor ^ Chaffee, Jr., born November 26, 1875.

5457 ii Alfred Augustus Chaffee, born February 16, 1877.

5458 iii Jennie Augusta Chaffee, born September 24, 1882.

3651 Jarvis Sexton » Chaffee (Comfort Bliss,^ Nathaniel Bliss,^ Comfort,*
Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Warren, Pa., April 4, 1S24, and
died in Orwell, Pa., February 10, 1891. He married there, December 25, 1846,
Ann Maria, daughter of Hiram Frost of Rome, Pa. She is a member of the Metho-
dist Church. j\Ir. Chaffee had a sandy complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet,
ten inches in height. He lived in Warren and Orwell, the latter being his home
at the time of his death, which occurred suddenly and unexpectedly. The funeral
services were held in the Methodist Church, and the interment was in the Rome
Cemetery. He was a stock dealer.

Children :
+ 5459 i Celestia Rosalie ^ Chaffee, born December 21, 1847; married Eliph-

alet M. Clark.
+ 5460 ii Dora Parmelia Chaffee, born December 6, 1849; married (1) Har-
vey E. Dimmock; (2) John Ackley.
5461 iii Mary Mornilva Chaffee, born March 4, 1852; married Edgar Loren
Chaffee. (See 4019.)
+ 5462 iv Ida May Chaffee, born July 12, 1855; married John Hamill.

5463 V Eveline Amelia Chaffee, born January 8, 1858; married Henry

Parks, a stage driver, born in Orwell; residence, 1891, Le Rays-
ville. Pa.

5464 vi A son, born July 10, 1860; died July 10, 1860.

5465 vii Sarah Jane Chaffee, born November 6, 1862; married James Dudley

Chaffee. (See 4026.)

5466 viii Emma Maria Chaffee, born November 13, 1864; married Wallace

Gore; residence, 1891, Sayre, Pa.

3652 Nathaniel Bliss » Chaffee (Comfort Bliss,^ Nathaniel Bliss,« Comfort,*
Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Warren, Pa., April 1, 1826, and
died near Petersburg, Va., January 22, 1865. He married in Pike, Pa., Septem-
ber 20, 1848, Tamar Abigail, daughter of Harmon Warner of that place. She is a
member of the Methodist Church. INIr. Chaffee had a fair complexion, dark blue
eyes, and was five feet, six inches in height. He united with the Congregational
Church at the age of twenty-six. At the time of his marriage he lived in Orwell,
Pa. He was a farmer and dealer in live stock. He fought in the Civil War as a
Corporal and died in a field hospital near Petersburg.

Children :
+ 5467 i Olive Rosetta ^ Chaffee, born November 6, 1849; married Robert
Arnold.



490 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

5468 ii Myron William Chaffee, born April 8, 1855; married Carrie Northrup.

5469 iii George Mervin Chaffee, born March 3, 1857; married Lucretia Titus.

5470 iv Phoebe Gertrude Chaffee, born August 1, 1860; married James R.

Titus.

5471 V Lincoln Elliot Chaffee, born May 13, 1863; married Sarah Titus.

3655 William Douglas s Chaffee (Comfort Bliss,^ Nathaniel Bliss,^ Comfort,^
Joseph,'* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Orwell, Pa., February 14 (16),
1832, and married (1) in Potterville, Pa., in May, 1855, Henrietta Chaffee of that
place (3087) (Orvilla,^ Noah,^ Ephraim,^ Ephraim,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2
Thomas i). She died in April, 1857, and was buried in Orwell. He married (2)
in 1860, Mary E., daughter of C. H. Upson of Orwell. Mr. Chaffee has a light
complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, eleven and one-half inches in height. At
the age of thirty he united with the Presbyterian Church, of which he was a Trustee.
During the Civil War he was a Private in the Union army. He is a blacksmith,
in 1892 he lived in Orwell and in 1895 in Potterville, his home at the time of his
first marriage.

Child, by first wife:
+ 5472 i Merton Douglas » Chaffee, born October 25, 1856; married Ida M.
Nobles.

Child, by second wife :

5473 ii Charles Elmer Chaffee, born June 10, 1863; died in New York City,
in 1894; married Clara .

3657 Solomon Arthiton « Chaffee (Comfort Bliss,^ Nathaniel Bliss,^ Comfort,"
Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Orwell, Pa., December 5, 1836,
and married in Meshoppen, Pa., March 28, 1860, Savannah, daughter of Ellis
Dunlap of that place. She is a member of the Orwell Methodist Church. ]\Ir.
Chaffee has a dark complexion, brown eyes, and is five feet, nine inches in height.
He served as a Private during the Civil War from September, 1864, till June,
1865. He has been School Director six years, Assessor two terms, and Commis-
sioner of the Poor six years. He contributes to the support of both the Methodist
and Presbyterian Churches. He is a school teacher and farmer. In 1860 he lived
in Potterville, Pa., and in 1891 in Orwell.

Children :

5474 i Norman A.9 Chaffee, born in Orwell, June 4, 1861 ; married in Waverly,

N. Y., April 16, 1884, Josephine, daughter of Samuel M. Beckwith
of Orwell; he graduated from the Poughkeepsie Commercial Col-
lege, December 29, 1882; has a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and is
five feet, eight inches in height; in 1889 he was an employee of the
Third Avenue Street Railway.

5475 ii Ellis D. Chaffee, born November 13, 1867; married Estella Towner.

5476 iii Solomon Oly Chaffee, born February 3, 1870.

5477 iv Emanuel Bliss Chaffee, born August 16, 1876.

3658 Comfort Jerome » Chaffee (Comfort Bliss,^ Nathaniel Bliss,^ Comfort,^
Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Orwell, Pa., July 7, 1838, and
married, about 1865, Emily, daughter of Marvin McCreery of Warren, Pa. She
was born about 1840. Mr. Chaffee served as a Private in the Civil War, and in
1891 was a farmer in Empire City, Colo.

Children :

5478 i Zella a Chaffee.



EIGHTH GENERATION 491

5479 ii Marvin Chaffee.

5480 iii Myrtle Chaffee.

3660 Mary « Chaffee (Solomon Bliss,^ Nathaniel Bliss,^ Comfort, ^ Joseph, *
John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Virgil, N. Y., August 20, 1837, and married
in Richland City, Wis., April 2, 1856, Nicholas L., son of Abijah Sweet of Canada.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Sweet are members of the Baptist Church, in which the former
is a minister. In 1884 they lived in Spencer, Wis., where Mr. Sweet had a pastorate.

Children :

5481 i Dora Tennie a Sweet, born August 21, 1840; died September 17, 1840.

5482 ii A daughter (adopted), married G. H. Clark; residence, 1884, Viroqua, Wis.

3673 Merrick Joel « Chaffee (Joel,^ Nathaniel Bliss,6 Comfort, s Joseph,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Rochester, N. Y., September 28, 1834, and died
in Detroit, Mich., May 5, 1907. He married there, May 6, 1857, Annie Love,
daughter of Thomas Clark of Malpeck, Prince Edward's Island, Canada. She
was born July 14, 1838, and is a member of the Baptist Church, as was also Mr.
Chaffee. He joined it at the age of forty-two, and was Clerk for two years. He
had a light complexion, blue eyes, was five feet, five inches in height and of a
jovial disposition. He was a builder, and in 1890 lived in Detroit.

Children :

5483 i George Otis^ Chaffee, born May 4, 1860; died in 1864.

5484 ii William Frederick Chaffee, born December 26, 1861.

5485 iii Merrick Joel, Jr., born February 24, 1864; died in 1876; drowned.

5486 iv Annie Maria Chaffee, born September 5, 1866; united with the Bap-

tist Church in Detroit.

5487 v Eugene Francis Chaffee, born December 28, 1868; died in infancy.
+ 5488 vi Charles Herbert Chaffee, born April 11, 1870; married Mary C.

Fraunfelder.

5488a vii Ida Florence Chaffee, born December 17, 1872; united with the
Baptist Church in Detroit.

5488b viii Mary Belle Chaffee, born January 13, 1875; united with the Baptist
Church in Detroit; residence, 1907, Detroit, where she is con-
nected with the Public Library.

5488c ix Grace Aurelia Chaffee, born June 27, 1877; died in infancy.

3679 Marias Pease (Elizabeth 7 Chaffee, William,6 Isaiah,5 Joseph,* John, 3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Enfield, Conn., November 30, 1807, and married,
March 25, 1826, Alvan Clark, born in Ashfield, ^Mass., March 8, 1804, died in
Cambridge, Mass., August 19, 1887. He was the famous maker of telescopes, his
factory being in Cambridgeport, Mass.

"He was attacked on the Wednesday preceding his death by a stomach trouble
which his advanced age rendered him unable to throw off. L^p to his last illness,
Mr. Clark had followed the course of his business closely, and even after he turned
seventy seemed to lose little or none of his extraordinary skill of eye and hand or
patience.

"Alvan Clark was born on a farm at Ashfield, Mass. He received an ordinary
education, but at an early age showed a great taste for drawing and engraving.
He removed to Lowell in 1826 and obtained a situation as a calico engraver in a
mill. Nine years afterward he became a portrait painter, and settled in Boston.
About 1843 his son Alvan G. Clark became interested in the study of optics, and
the father also began to study mechanics and astronomy. They experimented
together a good deal and finally succeeded in making a reflecting telescope. Mr.
Clark and his son spent nearly ten years in the study of optics and the art of teles-
cope making, and in the making of small optical instruments, before their claims



492 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

in this general department of astronomical science were recognized. The Rev.
W. R. Dawes, of England, celebrated for his measurement of double stars, hearing
that Mr. Clark was constructing instruments of superior purity and power or-
dered a glass for his own use, which was duly sent him in the fall of 1853. This
was the starting point in Mr. Clark's career as a maker of telescopes, for the per-
formance of this glass so greatly excited the admiration of English astronomers,
that Mr. Clark found himself suddenly famous and rapidly received orders for
telescopes both at home and from abroad. Through his efforts he has given to
the world the largest and most powerful astronomical instruments ever made,
the results being the discovery of celestial bodies heretofore unknown. From
New York to St. Petersburg, and in every civilized country of the world, the name
of Alvan Clark is a familiar one among scientists.

"The famous instrument in the Washington Observatory was made by him
and required four years of labor. That presented to the Washington and Lee
College, of Virginia, by Mr. McCormick of Chicago, costing $40,000, came also
from the careful hands of Clark & Sons. The great telescope in California be-
queathed by Mr. Lick, was made in the workshop of the Clarks, and also the famous
telescope made a few years ago for the Pulkowa Observatory in Russia. He is
also the inventor of a double eye-piece, an ingenious and valuable method of
measuring small celestial arcs.

"On the night of January 31, 1862, he and his son, Alvan G., while making
some observations with a newly finished telescope, discovered the companion of
Sirius, for which the French Academy of Sciences bestowed on him the Lalande
Medal." [New York Tribune.]

"Mr. Alvan Clark's personal qualities so strongly influenced his achievements
that they form an interesting subject of study. Most remarkable was his aversion
to advertising himself or his telescopes in any way whatever. He never sought
an order. He could never be induced to place specimens of his handicraft on ex-
hibition; even the Centennial at Philadelphia had nothing to show from his hands.
Astronomers the world over applied in vain for a price-list of the productions of
Alvan Clark & Sons. The firm would not print anything of the kind. Nowhere
was anything arranged for display. Visitors to his workshop, whatever their
rank, position or objects, were received with the same unstudied courtesy, and
found everybody, from the head of the firm down, in his working garb. No pre-
tensions to a secret art were ever made. When, in travelling abroad, members
of the firm found their foreign colleagues afraid to show how they worked, the
only impression conveyed was that human nature had its weaknesses. Never
before was an art or manufacture built up on so admirable a moral basis." [New
York Nation.]

Children :

5489 i George Bassett » Clark, born February 14, 1827; died December 30,

1891; educated in Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; a partner
of his father and brother in the telescope business in Cambridge-
port, ^lass.; was the mathematician and mechanician of the firm.

5490 ii Maria Louisa Clark, born October 27, 1829; died before 1887.

5491 iii Alvan Graham Clark, born July 10, 1832; died July 9, 1897; a partner

of his father and brother in the telescope business in Cambridge-
port, Mass., his specialty being the making of the lenses.

5492 iv Caroline Amelia Clark, born May 27, 1835; died before 1887.

3680 Beulah s Pease (Elizabeth 7 Chaffee, William,^ Isaiah, s Joseph,* John, 3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born October 13, 1809, and died in Mountain Cove, Va.,
July 6, 1839. She married, December 29, 1830, Josiah, Jr., son of Josiah, Jr., and
Sarah (Hartwell) Dwight. He was born November 29, 1803, and died in Moun-
tain Cove, April 20, 1862, where he was a merchant.

Child:

5493 i Josiah 9 Dwight, Jr., born December 2, 1831.



EIGHTH GENERATION 493

3698 Isaiah Manning » ChafEee (William,^ William, ^ Isaiah, ^ Joseph, ^ John, 3
Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born iu Enfield, Conn., September 9, 1826, and married
in Hartford, Conn., August 5, 1858, Emily Frances, daughter of Thomas Roan
of London, England. She died December 30, 1891, and was buried in Zumbrota,
Minn. Mr. Chaffee had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, seven
and one-half inches in height. At the age of thirty he joined the Fourth Con-
gregational Church of Hartford, of which his wife was also a member. In 1858
he lived in Hartford and in 1893 in Zumbrota, where he was a carpenter.

Children :

5494 i Cornelia Louisa ^ Chaffee, born April 28, 1861.

5495 ii Kate Corydon Chaffee, born March 17, 1863; married Ralph Clifford

Nickerson.

5496 iii Frederick ^Manning Chaffee, born February 14, 1866; married Bessie

Larsen.

5497 iv Thomas William Chaffee, born March 15, 1868; married Daisy Hurley,

5498 V Charles Derby Chaffee, born January 27, 1873.

3699 Cornelia Van Dyke » ChafEee (William,^ William,^ Isaiah,^ Joseph, * John,3
Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born January 9, 1828, and married in Ellington, Conn.,
January 9, 1850, William Coridon Edwards Derby, a house carpenter, born in
Vershire, Vt., April 16, 1822, died there, November 23, 1884. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Derby were members of the Congregational Church, which the former joined
at the age of thirty-five, and in which he was at one time a Sunday School Superin-
tendent. He had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, ten inches
in height. He served as a Private in the Civil War and was taken prisoner in
Portsmouth, Va. He was confined in Andersonville Prison eight months and
twenty days, being the longest time any man was imprisoned there. He was a
sedate, honest and faithful man. ]\Irs. Derby lived in Thompson, Conn., at the
time of her marriage, and in 1893 in Hartford, Conn.

Child:

5499 i Emily Augusta » Derby, born about 1860; died October 24, 1864, aged

four years; buried in Enfield, Conn.

3702 Samuel Whipple s Chaffee (Samuel,^ William, « Isaiah, s Joseph,* John, 3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Enfield, Conn., March 21, 1830, and married
there, September 2, 1851, Almira, daughter of Osee Phelps of that place. He is
over six feet tall, and weighs over two hundred pounds. He moved to Red Wing,
Minn., with his family after the death of his father. He was a contractor and
builder for twenty-four years and many of the finest residences and public build-
ings there were erected by him. In 1887 he lived on Glenwood Farm, near Shel-
don, N. D., having become a farmer. At that time he was a Democrat. In 1900
he lived in Minneapolis and in 1905 moved to California.

Children :

5500 i Charles Gilbert » Chaffee, born in Enfield, May 4, 1856; died May 3,

1857.

5501 ii Alice E. Chaffee, born May 10, 1858; died August 6, 1870.

5502 iii Harriet Amelia Chaffee, born December 1, 1860; attended a school of

stenography in Chicago, 111., and afterwards accepted a position
in Minneapolis, Minn., where in 1893 she was in the employ of the
New England Furniture and Carpet Company.

3710 Harriet Cornelia ^ Chaffee (Samuel,^ William, ^ Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John, 3



494 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Enfield, Conn., October 13, 1846, and married in
St. Peter, Minn., July 20, 1867, Doctor Henry W. Stauffer of Mankato, Minn.,
born near Wooster, Wayne County, O., November 6, 1842, died in Santa Barbara,
Cal., January 9, 1894. He had a dark complexion, dark brown eyes, and was
five feet, five and one-half inches in height. He joined the Presbyterian Church,



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