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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but not least an entire lack of help used to that class of work. A less energetic
man would have been discouraged, but I only realized that here I must have even
more than my old energy and will power and I nerved myself to the task. I
worked, worked hard, mentally and physically. A year of great care and labor
passed, the work of three men done by one. March 2nd, 1871, the following tele-
gram was sent from St. Louis to J. M. Knap in Pittsburg by J. G. Knap:

" 'Steam was let into No. 1 H. S. this morn 10.30 for the first time. At 4.30 she
was pumping with full load like clock work, making 10 revolutions. Always bet
on Chaphe when you wish to win. All four engines are now running. What day
can I set for the opening?'

"In April, 1871, the engines being finished we began to supply the city with
settled water, a welcomed change from the former mud from the Mississippi
River. I was appointed Chief Mechanical Engineer of the St. Louis Water Works,
J. F. Steele being my 1st assistant. I continued in charge of the Water Works
for sixteen years, until May 31st, 1887, when I voluntarily resigned; my mechanical
work was finished and I had been steadily employed for thirty-two years, virtually
having had but four situations in that time. On the occasion of my resignation
the Water Commissioner sent a communication to the IMayor concluding as follows:
" 'As regards the value to the City of the services of j\Ir. Chaphe in the position




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EIGHTH GENERATION 501

of Chief Mechanical Engineer of the pumping department, I desire to put myself
on record as stating in the most unqualified terms that his 16 years administra-
tion of the pumping department has been thoroughly honest, that he possesses
exceptional skill as a mechanic and as an engineer, and that the success of the
works up to the present time is largely due to his energy and ability.

[Signed] " 'Thos. J. Whitman.

" 'Water Commissioner.'
"I had been associated with Mr. Whitman for nearly thirty years and we were
closer than brothers. During several years of my active mechanical life I was a
member of the Engineers' Club of St. Louis and also of the American Society of
Civil Engineers. I became interested in this genealogy in 1883, and have main-
tained an interest in it since, laboring and writing much, that the family history
might be more complete. I attended the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, and took
a great interest in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, being in attendance
thirty days. In September and October, 1905, I went six thousand miles by rail
to Yellowstone Park, Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, where I visited the
Exposition, thence by steamer to San Francisco, returning by way of Los Angeles,
Salt Lake City, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver. I especially enjoyed Southern
California and took many notes. I am extremely interested in the Panama Canal
and have been furnished from Washington with many reports and maps relating
to it. Were I a younger man, I should probably see it."

Children :
+ 5535 i James Manning » Chaphe, born September 30, 1860; married Nannie

Gertrude Chaphe (5543).
+ 5536 ii George Allen Chaphe, born November 28, 1862; married Elizabeth H.

Lewis.
+ 5537 iii Ada Mary Chaphe, born November 15, 1864; married William R.

Chivvis.

5538 iv Gertrude Susan Chaphe, born in East New York, Brooklyn, July 6,

1866; died in Rochester, September 24, 1870.

5539 V Julia Chaphe, born in East New York, February 2, 1868; died there,

February 10, 1868.

5540 vi Andrew Jackson Chaphe, Jr., born in East New York, February 8,

1869; died in St. Louis, November 17, 1900; removed with his
parents to St. Louis when one year old and was educated in
the public schools of that city; learned the machinist's trade,
which he followed for a number of years ; for some years worked
for railroads in different capacities and was a member of the
"Order of Railway Clerks of America;" he was a member of
the Branch Guards, which at the outbreak of the Spanish War
became Company G, 1st Missouri Regiment, and started for
Cuba; the regiment only went as far as Chickamauga, Term.,
where it was encamped through the summer; in the autumn
he returned with his regiment, and with them was mustered out
of service, his health having suffered severely; two years later
he died and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemeter^^
+ 5541 vii Byron Chaphe, born April 6, 1871; married Bertha M. Burs.
5542 viii Henry Elmer Chaphe, born in St. Louis, August 3, 1873; died there.
May 17, 1875.

3743 William Henry » Chaphe (Joseph Manning, ^ Joseph, ^ Isaiah, s Joseph,^
John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Eaton, N. Y., January 8, 1838, and mar-
ried, August 25, 1858, Peggy, daughter of Abram Bennett of Corning, N. Y. She
died October 9, 1904. Mr. Chaphe has lived in Corning since 1852, from which
time until May, 1899, he was purchasing agent of the Fall Brook Railroad Com-
pany. At the latter date this company was absorbed by the New York Central &
Hudson River Railroad Company and since then ]\Ir. Chaphe has been book-
keeper for a large wholesale confectionery firm in Corning.



502 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Children :

5543 i Nannie Gertrude » Chaphe, born August 2, 1859; married James
Manning Chaphe. (See 5535.)
+ 5544 ii William Henry Chaphe, Jr., born September 23, 1865; married Emma

S. Schad.
+ 5545 iii Charles Chester Chaphe, born October 10, 1867; married Martha

Avery.
+ 5546 iv Robert Brown Chaphe, born November 23, 1872; married Wilhelmina
H. Peters.
5547 V Allen Bennett Chaphe, born February 15, 1878; married, October 5,
1904, Nellie Thompson of Corning; residence, 1905, Passaic, N. J.

3745 Gertrude Lovina « Chaphe (Joseph Manning,^ Joseph,^ Isaiah, b Joseph,*
John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born near Morrisville, N. Y., January 7, 1843,
and married in Corning, N. Y., March 7, 1865, Franklin E., son of Bela Ward and
Eliza (Wheeler) Short of Eaton, N. Y. He was born November 16, 1865.

Gertrude Chaphe was born on a farm near Morrisville. Her mother died when
she was less than two years of age, and in 1854 she moved with her father to
Eaton. In the autumn of 1864, after a severe attack of typhoid fever and the
death of her sister Susan, she visited her brother Henry in Corning, where the
following March she was married. She was educated in the district school near
Morrisville and in Eaton. She has gray eyes, a clear skin and as a child had a
great wealth of golden-brown hair. She possesses much executive ability, and
is very clever with her needle, doing much fine embroidery and lace-making.
To the sick and unfortunate she is always a friend, and many have been helped
and comforted by her cheering presence. She is a great lover of flowers, and has a
beautiful garden. Mr. Short purchased a place near Eaton and was for many
years a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Short united with the Baptist Church in Eaton in
1882, and have since been active members of it. In 1904 they moved into the
town of Eaton, and the same year Mrs. Short visited her brother, Andrew J. Chaphe,
in St. Louis, Mo., where many delightful days were spent in viewing the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition.

Child:
+ 5548 i Lillian Gertrude » Short, born August 24, 1867; married George A. Cole.

3763 Mary J« Sweet (Esther ^ Chaffe, Joseph,^ Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John,3 Jo-
seph,2 Thomas i) was born October 9, 1832, and married, December 28, 1853,
Alva H. Long.

Child:
+ 5549 i Ambrose S.^ Long, born October 13, 1854; married Jennie E. Lonkins.

3767 Enoch J.s Holdridge (Anna ^ Chaffe, Joseph, e Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born April 22, 1827, and married in Virgil, N. Y., Novem-
ber 10, 1850, Clarissa Turpening. In 1890 they lived in Harford, N. Y.

Children :

5550 i Betsey Medora^ Holdridge, born February 23, 1856; married, Decem-

ber 20, 1875, Grinnell.

5551 ii Abram Eugene Holdridge, born June 23, 1864.

3768 Aurilla Jennette s Holdridge (Anna ^ Chaffe, Joseph, « Isaiah, ^ Joseph,*
John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born November 11, 1829, and married, May 2,
1851, Eli Sweet. They live in Canistea, N. Y,



EIGHTH GENERATIOX 503

Children :
+ 5552 i Ambrose ^ Sweet, born August 20, 1852; married Flora Rieley.

5553 ii Anna C. Sweet, born January 30, 1855; died August 27, 1863.
+ 5554 iii Emma Sweet, born February 7, 1857; married Peter Holland,

5555 iv Eben Sweet, born March 28, 1859; died January 11, 1860.

5556 V Eli J. Sweet, born December 8, 1860; married, July 12, 1884, Lottie

Baker.

5557 vi Eri Sweet, born July 26, 1865; died May 17, 1874.

5558 vii Annie Sweet, born April 24, 1868.

3773 Albert Henry s Chaphe (Stephen Fisk,7 Joseph,^ Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Erieville, N. Y., September 20, 1833, and mar-
ried in De Ruyter, N. Y., October 26, 1853, Susan, daughter of Samuel Jillson
of that place. She was born March 10, 1836. Mr. Chaphe has a florid complexion,
light blue eyes, and is five feet, nine inches in height. In 1859 he went to Pike's
Peak, being one of the first to make the trip. He is a miller and lives in Cazenovia,
N. Y.

Children :
+ 5559 i Frank 9 Chaphe, born September 1, 1854; married Mary Wilcox.
+ 5560 ii Charles Chaphe, born October 6, 1855; married Fannie Partello.

5561 iii Josephine Chaphe, born August 10, 1858; died August 20, 1858.

3774 Rebecca Armstrong » Chaphe (Stephen Fisk,^ Joseph, ^ Isaiah,5 Joseph,*
John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born in Erieville, N. Y., September 2, 1835, and
married in Kirkville, N. Y., November 26, 1861, Oliver C. Mabie, a farmer,
born April 4, 1826. She has a light complexion, light blue eyes, and is five feet,
four inches in height. She lives in Kirkville.

Children :

5562 i A son,9 born August 4, 1862; died August 19, 1862.

5563 ii David Seymour Mabie, born July 30, 1863; died October 4, 1865.

5564 iii Joel Warner Mabie, born May 13, 1867; died April 15, 1881.

5565 iv John Henry Mabie, a twin, born May 13, 1867; died September 15,

1881.
+ 5566 V Catherine Josephine Mabie, born September 18, 1870; married Jacob A.

Lynk,
+ 5567 vi Oliver Chaphe Mabie, born September 4, 1872; married Flora J. Bull.

3776 Rankin s Chaphe (Stephen Fisk,^ Joseph,^ Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,^
Thomas i) was born in Erieville, N. Y., November 3, 1839, and married in Wood-
stock, N. Y., November 22, 1882, Emma, daughter of Horace Ferry of Erieville.
She was born November 7, 1850. Mr. Chaphe has a light complexion, dark blue
eyes, and is of a methodical turn of mind. In 1887 he was a lumber dealer in
Cazenovia, N. Y.

Child:
5568 i Stephen Fisk^ Chaphe, born April 24, 1887; died in Cazenovia, July 21,

.1887.

3778 Elmer « Chaphe (Stephen Fisk,7 Joseph,^ Isaiah,5 Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1) was born in Eaton, N. Y., December 2, 1846, and married in Cypress
Hills (now a part of Brooklyn), N. Y., June 20, 1872, Sarah Grace, daughter of
James Hall of that place.

Mr. Chaphe was educated in the schools of Cazenovia, N. Y. December 15,
1863, he enlisted as a Private in Company E, 22d New York Volunteer Cavalry,



504 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

for three years, but was discharged from the service May 14, 1864, being so
ill that he was sent home, it was thought to die. Having learned the machinists'
trade, he helped to build and erect a pumping engine in the Ridgewood engine
house, Brooklyn Water Works. He is a good mechanic and with the exception
of a few years spent in the granite and marble monument business, has been
employed in the pumping department of the Brooklyn Water Works since 1868,
being now engineer in charge of the Spring Creek pumping station. At the time
of his marriage and in 1883 he lived in Cypress Hills, and in 1890 in Brooklyn.
He has a light complexion, dark blue eyes, and is five feet, four inches in height.
He had the sterling qualities of honesty, loyalty and trustworthiness.

Children :
+ 5569 i Jennie (Annie) May ^ Chaphe, born July 26, 1881; married Charles

Hudson.
+ 5570 ii Blanch Ethel Chaphe, born April 21, 1885; married Herman Peterson.

3779 Ellen « Chaphe (Stephen Fisk,^ Joseph," Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John, 3 Jo-
seph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Eaton, N. Y., December 2, 1846, and married in
Cazenovia, N. Y., June 20, 1871, Irwin Allen Forte, born April 21, 1844, died
May 20, 1903. He was editor of the Clyde (N. Y.) T^mes. Mrs. Forte has a light
complexion, dark blue eyes, and is five feet in height. She is cheerful, witty and
of a happy disposition. She united with the Episcopal Church at the age of eight-
een.

Child:
+ 5571 i Muguettes Forte, born July 18, 1873; married Doctor Dafydd L.
Edwards.

3780 Jabin Joseph « Chaphe (Stephen Fisk,^ Joseph, " Isaiah, s Joseph,* John,3
Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Cazenovia, N. Y., July 7, 1851, and married in
St. Mary's, O., April 15, 1874, Adaline Jewell, daughter of James L. Jillson of that
place. Mr. Chaphe has a dark complexion, gray eyes, and much perseverance, to
which is due in a large degree his success as an engineer. In 1883 he lived in
Cazenovia.

Child:

5572 i James Lawrence ^ Chaphe, born in Cazenovia, July 17, 1877.

3782 George Whitfield s Chaffee (Luther,^ Joel Israel,^ Joshua,^ Joel,* John, 3
Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., July 11, 1812, and married
there, February 10, 1841, Rhoda Ann, daughter of Walter and Abigail Skiff. She
died in Waverly, N. Y., in October, 1876. Mr. Chaffee is a merchant and auctioneer.

Children, born in Ellsworth:

5573 i Isabel Maria » Chaffee, born May 12, 1842; died in Ellsworth, May 30,

1845.

5574 ii Avis Lavinia Chaffee, born February 11, 1848; married in Waverly,

August 12, 1868, Samuel Brown Rose of that place.

5575 iii Ella Elmina Chaffee, born November 12, 1852.

3784 Calvin Peck « Chaffee (Luther,^ Joel Israel," Joshua,^ Joel,* John, 3 Jo-
seph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., February 11, 1820, and died in
Eyota, Minn., March 2, 1875. He married (1) in Sharon, Conn., September 4,
1844, EHzabeth » Lovell (3792) (Clarissa ^ Chaffee, Joel Israel," Joshua,^ Joel,*
John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), born in Sharon, October 26, 1820, and died October 5,
1851. Both she and her husband are buried in Ellsworth. He married (2), Octo-



EIGHTH GENERATION 505

ber 19, 1852, Clarissa Gold, daughter of John Barlow and Catherine (Gold) Lovell,
and half-sister of his first wife, born in Sharon, March 13, 1830. She was living
in Flint, Mich., in 1907. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer, had a fair complexion, dark
blue eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He united with the Con-
gregational Church at the age of thirty-two.

Children, by first wife, born in Ellsworth:
+ 5576 i Clarence Luther » Chaffee, born February 18, 1849; married (1) Alice E.
Roberts; (2) Ida B. Hazen.

5577 ii John Lovell Chaffee, born June 10, 1851 ; residence, Chicago, 111.

3796 Lucy ** Chaffee (Chauncey Matthew,^ Joel Israel,^ Joshua,^ Joel,* John,^
Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born June 19, 1832, and married in New Haven, Conn.,
Isaac Kinney. In 1884 they lived in that city, where Mr. Kinney owned a livery
stable.

Children :

5578 i Frank 9 Kinney.

5579 ii William Kinney.

3800 Eugene « Chaffee (Chauncey Matthew,^ Joel Israel,^ Joshua, ^ Joel,* John,3
Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., May 11, 1837, and married in
South Amenia, N. Y., December 14, 1861, Mellissa, daughter of Simeon Oakes.
She has a light complexion, gray eyes, and is five feet, three inches in height,
while Mr. Chaffee has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, seven inches
in height. Both are members of the Methodist Church, she having joined in 1889
and he at the age of twenty-two. In 1884 they lived in Birmingham, Conn,

Children :

5580 i Carrie M.a Chaffee, born October 11, 1862; died September 23, 1863.

5581 ii Lillias R. Chaffee, born February 24, 1864.

5582 iii Martha A. Chaffee, born November 14, 1866.

3805 Joshua Bignall s Chaffee (Joel St. John,^ Joel Israel, « Joshua, ^ Joel,*
John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., March 27, 1834, and
married, March 23, 1863, Betsey Ann, daughter of William and Hannah (St. John)
Whitney. She was born in Ellsworth. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer.

Child:

5583 i William St. John ^ Chaffee, born in Ellsworth, December 31, 1865.

3807 James Stuart » Chaffee (Jerome Seymour,^ Joshua Bignall,« Joshua, ^
Joel,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Sharon, Conn., October 3, 1846,
and married in Kent, Conn., September 17, 1872, Lydia, daughter of Edward
Mathew and Laura (Cartwright) Judd of that place. She was born in Kent, Decem-
ber 16, 1850, and became a member of the Congregational Church there. Mr.
Chaffee has a dark complexion, brown eyes, and is five feet, five inches in height.
He lived at one time in Wassaic, N. Y., where he was a member of the firm of
Tanner and Chaffee, dealers in grain, flour, feed and plaster. He has been Com-
missioner of Highways, Justice of the Peace, and in 1896 was Supervisor of the
town of Amenia, Dutchess County, N. Y. He is a farmer and in 1902 lived on
Rillside Ranch, Amenia Union, N. Y.

Children, the first two born in Wassaic, N. Y.:

5584 i Jerome Stuart » Chaffee, born November 6, 1873; in 1902 was Assistant

Surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant in the United States army,
stationed in Washington, D. C.



506 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

5585 ii Edward Judd Chaffee, born August 6, 1875.

5586 iii Aritta Chaffee, bom August 22, 1877.

5587 iv Everitte Chaffee, born November 15, 1879.

5588 V Rollo Chaffee, born February 28, 1882.

3809 Florence Adele » Chaffee (Eben Whitney,^ Joshua Bignall,^ Joshua,^
Joel, 4 John, 3 JoseiDh,^ Thomas i) was born in Ellsworth, Conn., February 4, 1849,
and died April 9, 1881. She married, September 22, 1870, John Horace, son of
Newton and Anna (Van Dyke) Reed of Amenia, N. Y., where he was born Sep-
tember 24, 1846. Florence Adele (Chaffee) Reed was buried in Ellsworth.

Children, first two born in Ellsworth:

5589 i Walter Russell a Reed, born July 2, 1871.

5590 ii Robert Birdsey Reed, born July 23, 1874.

5591 iii Catharine I. Reed, born September 11, 1877.

5592 iv Henry R. Reed, born April 5, 1881.

3811 Caroline » Hewlett (John 7 Howlett, John « Howlett, Rebecca 5 Chaffee,
Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i), married Charles Bosworth.

Children :

5593 Elizabeth 9 Bosworth.

5594 Stephens W. Bosworth.

5595 Albert Bosworth.

5596 Caroline Bosworth.

3812 Eliza s Howlett (John 7 Howlett, John 8 Howlett, Rebecca s Chaffee,
Ebenezer,* John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), married Lewis Holden.

Children :

5597 Charles » Holden.

5598 Julia Holden.

5599 Henry Holden.

3813 Lucia « Howlett (John 7 Howlett, John « Howlett, Rebecca » Chaffee,
Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), married Henry Tucker.

Child:

5600 i William Henry Harrison ^ Tucker.

3815 Rosella » Howlett (John ^ Howlett, John 8 Howlett, Rebecca s Chaffee,
Ebenezer,4 John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), married Emory Pike.

Children :

5601 Emory 9 Pike, Jr.

5602 Emory Jacob Pike.

3819 Ann EUura « Thomson (Nancy 7 Howlett, John s Howlett, Rebecca s
Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), married Hiram .

Child:

5603 i Frances A.9 .

3832 Levi Marvin 8 Chaffee (Chester,7 David,6 Ezra,5 Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Jo-
seph,2 Thomas 1) was born in Boston, N. Y., October 1, 1819, and married in
Pike, N. Y., December 11, 1843, Rosina, daughter of William Campbell of that
place. In 1883 they lived in Pike, where Mr. Chaffee was a farmer.

Children :
+ 5604 i Ezra J.9 Chaffee, born March 24, 1845; married Florence B. Farr.
+ 5605 ii Albert A. Chaffee, born July 11, 1847; married Rosaha Helmer.



EIGHTH GENERATION 507

3840 Nason L.s Chaffee (Alva,^ David,^ Ezra,^ Ebenezer/ John, 3 Joseph,2
Thomas i) was born in Belvidere, Vt., November 14, 1823, and married in John-
son, Vt., June 7, 1850, Rachel, daughter of David Willey of Waterville, Vt. Mr.
Chaffee is a farmer and has been a town officer for fourteen years, holding the
offices of Selectman, Constable and Collector of Taxes of Waterville, where he
was living in 1891. He was State Representative in 1872 and 1873.

Children :

5606 i Hubert B.s Chaffee, born June 10, 1851 ; residence, 1891, Vermilion, S. D. ;

a printer.

5607 ii David Willey Chaffee, born October 23, 1853; residence, 1891, Living-

ston, Mont.

5608 iii Susie A. Chaffee, born July 19, 1855; residence, 1891, Waterville.

5609 iv Ned F. Chaffee, born May 22, 1868; residence, 1891, Waterville.

3841 Arnold Wrights Chaffee (Alva,^ David,6 Ezra,^ Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Jo-
seph,2 Thomas i) was born in Belvidere, Vt., January 2, 1826, and married (1)
there, March 19, 1854, Melissa A., daughter of Charles B. Weston of that place.
She died March 23, 1885, and was buried in Belvidere. He married (2), May 2,
1886, Mrs. Lydia J. (Larkey) Weston, born in Swanton, Vt., in 1829, daughter
of Simeon Larkey. Mr. Chaffee has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is five
feet, eleven inches in height. He was at one time State Representative. He is a
farmer, and in 1891 lived in Belvidere.

Children, by first wife :

5610 i Elsa^ Chaffee, born April 24, 1855; married Isaac Bryant.

5611 ii Frank W. Chaffee, born August 20, 1858; married Ella Herington.

5612 iii Albina Chaffee, born July 18, 1863; married George Cheney.

5613 iv Sumner Chaffee, born April 20, 1867; married Emma Boreta.

5614 V Eva M. Chaffee, born October 10, 1869; died January 8, 1888; married

Or] in Thompson.

5615 vi Mary Chaffee, born February 27, 1872; married Edgar Potter.

5616 vii Sylva Chaffee, born May 13, 1879; residence, 1893, Belvidere.

3842 David Wright « Chaffee (Alva,^ David,6 Ezra,5 Ebenezer,^ John,3 Joseph,2
Thomas i) was born in Belvidere, Vt., November 14, 1827, and married in Water-
ville, Vt., February 15, 1858, Susan H., daughter of Elisha P. Davis of Belvidere.
In 1883 Mr. Chaffee lived in Fletcher, Vt., where he was a farmer.

Child:

5617 i Willie S.a Chaffee (adopted), born November 13, 1863; residence, 1884,

North Cambridge, Vt.

3847 Hebers Chaffee (Ezra,7 David,6 Ezra,5 Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas 1) was born in Boston, N. Y., April 17, 1836, and married in Oneida,
N. Y., April 18, 1861, Melissa M.s Chaffee (3887) (Abiel Evans,^ Ezra,6 Ezra,5
Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1). She has written for the local papers many
essays and poems, dealing mostly with the reform movements of the day. Mr.
Chaffee has a sandy complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, nine inches in height.
In 1861 he lived in Grundy Centre, Grundy County, la., of which county in 1862
and 1863 he was Probate Judge, and in 1863 and 1864 County Clerk. Here in
1861 and 1862 he was also editor of a newspaper. In 1864 he returned to New
York state and learned telegraphy. In his new work he was first located in Elyria,
O., where he remained a year, then moved to Jamestown, N. Y., and later to
Corry, Pa., where he was living in 1883. Here he owned a farm which he ex-



508 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

changed for one near Wattsburg, Pa., in turn exchanging this for a miUing prop-
erty near Lowville, where in 1891 and 1906 he was still living. Mr. and Mrs.
Chaffee are both Spiritualists. While in Corry they were leaders in the Grange
movement. Politically, Mr. Chaffee is a Democrat and a Prohibitionist. He is
a member of the Masonic order, and has been a farmer, miller, lawyer and teleg-
rapher.

Children, the first two born in Grundy Centre, the last four in Corry:

5618 i Ada C.9 Chaffee, born January 13, 1862; died January 15, 1862.

5619 ii Ernest Herbert Chaffee, born December 7, 1862.

5620 iii Frank Howard Chaffee, born in Elyria, July 17, 1864; died January 16,

1865.

5621 iv Willis Newel Chaffee, born in Jamestown, June 8, 1866.

5622 V Fred Clark Chaffee, born March 12, 1869; died March 27, 1870.

5623 vi Agnes C. Chaffee, born February 14, 1872.

5624 vii Lawrence Earle Chaffee, born August 18, 1877.

5625 viii Archie Everett Chaffee, born October 12, 1880.

3848 George W.s Chaffee (Ezra,^ David,^ Ezra,^ Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph,2
Thomas i) was born in Boston, N. Y., May 9, 1838, and married there, Decem-
ber 29, 1858, Ellen E., daughter of Riley Blakeslee of that place. Mr. Chaffee
enlisted in Grundy Centre, la., October 15, 1862, in Company B, 6th Iowa Vol-
unteer Cavalry, and served until April 15, 1865, when he was discharged at Fort
Sully, Dak., for physical disability. He is an electrician, and in 1883 lived in
Buffalo, N. Y.

Children :

5626 i Jennie L.a Chaffee, born January 19, 1860.

5627 ii Ezra Lee Chaffee, born August 3, 1862.

5628 iii George Ross Chaffee, born May 27, 1877.

3851 Freelon » Chaffee (Ezra,^ David,^ Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2



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