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Full text of "The Berkshire, Vermont, Chaffees, and their descendants, 1801-1911. A short biography of Comfort Chaffee and his wife, Lucy Stow, early settlers of Berkshire, with a full record of their descendants for six generations, and also an account of the ancestry of Comfort and Lucy (Stow) Chaffee in nearly all lines to the immigrant ancestor, and in some lines to generations living in England"

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The Berkshire, Vermont, 

Chaffees 



AND THEIR DESCENDANTS 

1801-1911 



COMPILED BY 

ALMER J. ELLIOT 

RICHFORD, VT. 



A short biography of Comfort Chaffee and his wife, Lucy 
Stow, early settlers of Berkshire, with a full record of their 
descendants for six generations, and also an account of the 
ancestry of Comfort and Lucy (Stow) Chaffee in nearly all 
lines to the immigrant ancestor, and in some lines 
to generations living in Englamd. 






THE GII^PIN PRINTING COMPANY 

RICHFORD, VERMONT 

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TO THE MEMORY OF 
MY MOTHER, 
WHO IN MY BOYHOOD DAYS 
TOLD ME TALES OF HER EARLY HOME 
IN BERKSHIRE 
AND OF HER CHAFFEE KINSFOLK, 
THUS AWAKENING AN INTEREST IN 
THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES 
THAT INCREASES WITH PASSING YEARS, 
THIS LITTLE VOLUME 
IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

Introductioi^ vii 

Five Generations of Chaffee Ancestors 1 

Origin of the Name oi'- Ciiat^'fee 8 

Comfort Chaffee— Sixth Generation 10 

Seventh Generation 21 

Eighth Generation 27 

Ninth Generation 44 

Tenth Generation 82 

Eleventh Generation 116 

Comparative Numbers 121 

The Braddock Chaffee Link 124 

The Bliss FA>nLY 128 

The Carpenter Family 129 

The Mason Family 131 

The Stow Family 132 

The Danforth Family 137 

The Kendall Family 138 

The Cummings Family 139 

The Towle Family 141 

Additions and Corrections 143 

Ancestral Chart-Comfort Chaffee 144 

Ancestral Chart—I/Ucy Stow 145 

The Chaffee Genealogy (Announcement) 146 

Index 147 



INTRODUCTION. 



"The Berkshire ChaflFees" is a record of one line of the sixth generation of 
Chaffees descended from Thomas Chaffe, the immigrant ancestor. Comfort Chaffee, 
of Berkshire, Vt. , was but one of nearly or quite one hundred and fifty male descend- 
ants in the sixth generation bearing the name of Chaflfee (under its varied spellings) 
who married and raised families, nearly all of whom to-day have living descendants 
by the name of Chaffee. Perhaps no other of these numerous lines of Chaffees, 
however, has as many descendants bearing the name of Chaffee, for Comfort Chaffee 
was almost the oldest one of his generation, and he had eight sons, six of whom 
raised large families. 

This volume is in no way a record of the Chaffee family in its broad sense, "The 
Chaffee Genealogy" having done that work, but it is a record of one branch that 
early in the nineteenth century settled near the Canadian border in northern New 
England, and became quite isolated from other Chaffees. 

In August, 1885, the compiler of this work began collecting the family records of 
his maternal grandfather, Aaron Stowe Chaffee, and his eleven children, gradually 
extending the work to include the families of the married grandchildren. More 
than twenty years ago he contemplated publi.shing a small pamphlet, giving therein 
the family record of Aaron S. Chaffee and descendants down to and including great- 
grandchildren. At this time the compiler secured records of the birth, death and 
marriage of Comfort Chaffee and his wife, the birth records of their nine children, 
and an outline of five generations of Chaffee ancestors. From his mother, Polly H. 
(Chaffee) Elliot, the oldest child of Aaron S. Chaffee, he received a general idea of 
the names of her cousins, the grandchildren of Comfort Chaffee, and some account of 
many of these families. 

Consideration of the matter finally led to the conviction that the scope of the 
pamphlet, if one was to be compiled and published, should be broadened to include 
all of the descendants of Comfort Chaffee, rather than just those of his youngest son, 
Aaron S. Chaffee, as all were of Berkshire, and the only Chaffees of Berkshire. The 
pamphlet, however, was never published, and for many years the idea lay dormant, 
except that minor additions were made to the records from time to time. 

In October, 1908, the compiler passed a few days in Boston, and secured copious 
notes concerning the ancestors of Comfort Chaffee, in various lines, from the very 
large and excellent library of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. In 
May, 1909, nearly two weeks were passed in West Berkshire, Vt. , and during that 
time the tombstone inscriptions of Chaffees and Chaffee descendants buried in the 
cemeteries near West Berkshire and Berkshire Center were copied, and some other 
data secured. In July of the same year, the compiler was privileged to read and 
peruse a copy of "The Chaffee Genealogy'," published in the preceding April. In 
this splendid work there are some lines of descent from Comfort Chaffee not carried 
out at all, the record of the tenth generation is quite meagre, and there is no record 
of the eleventh and twelfth generations. Coupled with this incompleteness was the 
fact that but two or three descendants of Comfort Chaffee bought the Genealogy. 

There seemed to be a general demand for a low-priced family record of the Chaffees 
of Berkshire and their descendants, and this aroused the early desire of the compiler 
to collect the necessary material and publish such a work, including therein not 
merely those bearing the name of Chaffee, but the desendants in the many female 



viii THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

lines. In the autumn of 1909, this desire had developed a determination to verify 
existing records, collect those necessary to make an unbroken record, and push the 
work to completion, although it was not until February, 1910, that the compilation 
was begun in real earnest. 

So many of the descendants of Comfort Chaffee have furnished records for "The 
Berkshire Chaffees" that space will not permit of a mention by name, but the 
compiler wishes to thank all for the good help given, and without such assistance 
the work conld not have been compiled. Interesting facts were brought out 
through conversation with the more aged among the descendants, especially Mrs. 
Lucy S. ChafiFee, of Berkshire, Vt., and Mrs. Lovina F. Wheeler, of Fairfax, 
Vt. The wide acquaintance of Mr. John J. McCarty, of West Berkshire, Vt., 
with the Chaffees of Berkshire and their descendants, together with his retentive 
memory, very materially aided the compiler in getting into communication with 
the various families at the outset. Mr. A. B. Chaffee, of Montreal, Que., supplied 
records of the descendants of his father, Azro B. Chaffee, furnished old records and 
papers, and helped in other ways. Mr. S. R. Chaffee, of Providence, R. I., whose 
father was a second cousin of Comfort Chaffee, of Berkshire, aided in the work. 
Thanks are due to Miss Lottie L. Scott, of Burlington, Vt., for compiling the very 
complete index. Thanks are also due to the compiler's friend, Mr. D. P. Gary, of 
Somerville, Mass., for assistance in tracing the ancestry of Lucy Stow, the wife of 
Comfort Chaffee. Material aid was received from the library of the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, No. 18 Somerset St., Boston Mass., and from its 
officers and assistants. 

The genealogical department of The Boston Transcript was of service, and thanks 
are due its editor and correspondents. The town clerks of Berkshire, Enosburg, 
Richford, Clarendon, Newport and Coventry, and the city clerks of Rutland and St. 
Albans, in Vermont, and several town and city clerks in other states, were very 
courteous and helpful. Postmasters and other officials rendered aid in locating 
families whose address could not be found otherwise. The adjutant generals of 
several states aided in the military records of Civil War soldiers. 

Credit is due in large measure to the Chaffee Genealogy, and to its author, William 
H. Chaffee. Credit is also due to the Bliss Genealogy, the Carpenter Genealogy, the 
Mason Genealogy, the Rice Genealogy, the Danforth Genealogy, the Cummings 
Genealogy, the Towle Genealogy, and Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. From a 
manuscript by Dr. B. J. Kendall, of Geneva, 111., the family records of the Kendall 
ancestors of Seth Kendall, Sr., were compiled. In a lesser degree, credit is due 
to other historical and genealogical works not listed. 

The compiler has used great care to have the work as free from errors as possible, 
and to have the records authentic, but he does not hold himself responsible for 
any mistakes or omissions. There are so many chances for errors in copying and 
arranging the records, and in printing the same, that absolute accuracy is next to 
impossible. A difference in date or place or in the spelling of a name is often found 
between family records, town records, tombstone records, etc., and even between 
records furnished by individuals in the same family. In such cases the more prob- 
able record has been used. In several cases an error of one year has been discovered 
in the records furnished, and in a few cases an of error two or three years, or even ten 
years, was found and corrected. The compiler hopes that all omissions or mistakes 
noticed will be sent to him in a spirit of kindly forbearance. 

ABBREVIATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS. 
The following abbreviations have been used throughout the book, viz. : b. for born, 
bap. for baptized, d. for died, dau. for daughter, m. for married, prob. for probably. 



INTRODUCTION. ix 

Unm. for unmarried, and the usual abbreviations for the longer months of the year, 
the several states of the United States, the provinces of Canada, etc. A figure in 
parenthesis following "m." denotes first marriage, second marriage, etc. A surname 
in parenthesis, used with a woman's name, is the maiden name of that woman. 

Each descendant of Comfort Chaffee, who settled in Berkshire, Vt., in 1802, has 
been given a number in this volume, these following consecutively through the book. 
The sign -|- precedes the nutubers of all individuals whose complete record will be 
found in the succeeding generation. Absence of this sign indicates that nothing 
further is known of that individual than there appears. The names in parenthesis 
following the name of the individual at the head of each record are those of that 
person's ancestors of Chaffee descent, the superior numbers indicating to which gen- 
eration each belongs. 

Where two Chaffee descendants have intermarried, the full record will be found 
under that of the male descendant, the female descendant's line of Chaffee descent 
being there given. A brief paragraph will be given in its proper place for such females, 
with reference to the number under which the husband's record is given. There are 
two exceptions to this plan, each being where the husband is of the ninth generation 
and the wife of the tenth, when the record is continued under the wife's number as 
being of the younger generation, viz.: Gardner Armstrong, No. 118; and Royal Nor- 
man Kendall, No. 157. 

In the world's history have been many calendars, and the year has begun at 
varying seasons. In England, from the 14th century till the change of style in 1752, 
the legal and ecclesiastical year began at March 25, though it was not uncommon in 
writing to reckon it from January 1. After the change was adopted in 1752, events 
which had occurred in January, February and before March 25, of the old legal year, 
would, according to the new arrangement, be reckoned in the next subsequent year. 
Thus the revolution of 1688 occurred in February of that legal year, or, as we would 
now say, in February, 1689; hence it is customary to write such dates thus, Feb. 22, 
1688-9. As New England was settled largely by the English, the same custom 
prevailed here. A considerable number of events occurring between January 1 and 
March 25, of the years prior to 1752, are so recorded in this volume. 

The index of names is sub-divided. Comfort Chaffee and his descendants being 
indexed first, and all other persons, except ministers of the gospel and justices of the 
peace, who performed marriage ceremonies, being indexed afterward. A separate 
index gives the family names of the mothers of those marrying Chaffee descendants 
and others, names that would not appear elsewhere in the index. In the index of 
places, the second name is that of the county in which the place is located. In the 
body of the book the count}' in which a place is situated is omitted in nearly all 
cases to avoid repetition, and to shorten the work. Berkshire and its hamlets of 
Berkshire Center, East Berkshire and West Berkshire are not indexed, as they occur 
so frequently. Enosburg and Enosburg Falls are indexed under Enosburg, other 
villages are listed apart from the town in which located. 



The Berkshire, Vt., Chaff ees. 



FIVE GENERATIONS OF CHAFFEE ANCESTORS. 



Credit is due "The Chaffee Genealogy," by William H. ChafTee. for nearly all of the material 
from which this chapter was written. 

Thomas Ch&ffe, the immigrant ancestor of nearly all in America who to-day 
bear this surname under its varied forms of orthographj', from Chafe to *ChaflFee, 
came to New England, where in 1635 he owned land and was living in Hingham, 
Mass., a town near Boston. The place and date of his birth, his parentage, the time 
and place of his arrival, and the name of the ship which bore him from the Old 
World to the New, are at present unknown. 

The first mention of him in the records is found in the Town Clerk's office in 
Hingham, under the date 1635: 

"Given unto John Tucker by the town of Hingham for a planting lot six acres 
of land lying upon the Worlds End Hill, bounded with the land of Thomas ChaflFe 
and the land of John Prince, Southward and with the land of Ralph Woodward, 
Northward, butting upon the Sea Eastward and Westward." 

This is not only the earliest mention of Thomas Chaffe, but also of the name of 
ChafTe. How long Thomas ChafFe had owned this land when John Tucker received 
his land, we do not know. Hingham was one of the oldest towns in the Massa- 
chusetts Bay Colony. There were settlers there as early as 1633, at which time it 
bore the name of " Bare Cove." Under the heading "The severall parsells of land 
and meadow legally given unto Thomas Chaffe by the towne of Hingham," is re- 
corded the gift of a "planting lott" of seven acres, a plot of salt marsh of two acres 
" be they more or less as they were measured," and for a " hoiise lott " two acres 
of land " Butting upon Batchellor street eastward." 

The recorded date of these grants is "July 17th 1637." The small amount 
of land granted to Thomas Chaffe for his house or home lot, proves that at this time 
he was unmarried, as it was the custom of those days to grant small parcels of land 
to bachelors, as being sufficient for their needs. 

In October of the same year, 1637, Thomas Chaffe was given by the town of 
Hingham ' ' for a greatt lott tenn acres of land lying upon the great playne, ' ' etc. 

Nothing further is found in the records until April 9, 1642, when his name 
appears in the records of Nantasket, later called Hull, a town adjoining Hingham, 
and situated on the point of a peninsula jutting out into Massachusetts bay. Nan- 
tasket was an older town than Hingham, the first building there having been erected 
by the people of Plymouth on or before 1624, and used as a store house. 

On the date just mentioned, April 9, 1642, "Thomas Chaff ey " and others 
were admitted as planters, and were given lots of land. The name of the town was 
changed to Hull, May 29, 1644, and in July of that year a church was formed there. 

In both Hingham and Hull Thomas Chaffe was a fisherman and farmer. 

The name of his wife and the date and place of his marriage are unknown. 
He was probably married in Hull, as the copious notes and manuscripts left by the 

* There are at least eleven forms as follows: Chafe, Chafy, Chafie, Chafey, Chafee, Chaphe, 
Chaffy. Chnffie, Chaffey, Chaffe, Chaffee. 



2 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Rev. Peter Hobart, pastor of the church at Hingham from September, 1635, until the 
date of his death in 1678, make no mention in any way of Thomas ChafTe, his wife 
or children. The town records of Hull prior to 1657 have been lost; if extant, they 
would doubtless give us the desired information. It is probable that the wife's 
Christian name was Dorothy, as her sons both had daughters by that name, which 
was not a name found in the families of their wives; in that day it was the custom to 
name children for their grandparents, the cases where this was not done being 
exceptional. 

The last mention of Thomas Chafife in Hull is "1657 The Ivands and tenements 
of Thomas ChaiTe." Between this date and May 30, 1660, Thomas Chaffe had moved 
from Hull and had probably settled inRehoboth, then in Plymouth Colony, as we find 
by a deed from the said Thomas to Thomas Loring Senr., conveying all the property 
in Hull of the former. This deed calls "Thomas Chaffy" "some time of Hull" 
and calls L/oring of " the Towne of Hull, " and the deed is recorded in Boston. This 
does not say where Thomas ChafFe was then living, but in the Proprietors' Records 
of Rehoboth, Mass., we find that " Thomas Chafey " was one of the Proprietors at 
least as early as Dec. 25, 1660. The boundaries of land owned by Thomas Chaffe are 
also recorded at this time. 

The town of Rehoboth was originally called by the Indians and after them by 
the English, " Seecunk " or "Seekonk." In July, 1621, some of the Pilgrims 
from the Plymouth settlement made a visit to the Indian Chief Massasoit, whose 
domain was known as the Sowams country, of which Wannamoisett, where Thomas 
Chaffe settled, formed a part. This was the first attempt made by the English to 
explore the interior, and the spirit of westward emigration, so early shown by them, 
has been dominant in their descendants ever since. As early as 1632, the Plymouth 
settlers had a trading post at Sowams. 

About 1635, William Blackstone, a nonconformist minister of England, who 
had settled in Boston about 1625, left the home on Shawmut peninsula, Boston, which 
he had reclaimed from the wilderness, and came to Seekonk, five years after the 
arrival of Governor Winthrop and his colony in Boston. Blackstone is said to have 
made the following characteristic speech: 

"I came from England because I did not like the Lord-Bishops, but I cannot 
join with you because I would not be under the L/ord-Brethren." 

He settled in what is now Cumberland, R. I., on the banks of the stream 
which bears his name, and about three miles above Pawtucket, R. I. Another early 
settler was Roger Williams, who being banished by the Court in Boston, left his 
home in Salem about the middle of January 1635-6, and settled for a few months in 
Seekonk, thinking himself to be outside the jurisdiction of both the Plymouth and 
Massachusetts Bay Colonies. Governor Winslow, of the Plymouth Colony, soon 
informed him that he had strayed into the edge of their bounds, and not wishing to 
displease the Bay (the Court at Boston) advised him to move to the other side of the 
river, which he did with five others, and upon landing called the place Providence. 
The purchase of the land on which Rehoboth stands was made of Massasoit in 1641 
by John Brown and Edward Winslow, of the Plymouth Colony, authorized by the 
Court of that place to act for the early settlers, who were from Thomas ChafTe's old 
home, Hingham, and from Weymouth, Mass. The purchase was according to the 
measurements of those times, " a tract of land eight miles square," and embraced 
what is now the towns of Rehoboth, Seekonk and Pawtucket. A second purchase 
was made, Dec. 29, 1645, of the land called by the Indians and English alike " Wan- 
namoisett," which forms apart of what is now Swansea, Mass., and Barrington, 
R. I., and was the place where Thomas Chaffe afterward settled. The third and 
last purchase was made after Thomas Chaffe had become an inhabitant and pro- 



FIVE GENERATIONS OF ANCESTORS. 3 

prietor there, April 8, 1661, and was called "The North Purchase," including the 
present towns of Attleboro, Mass., and Cumberland, R. I. 

Ancient Seekonk, later called Rehoboth, was afterwards subdivided as follows: 
In 1668 the southeast part of it was set off and called Swansea, which in turn lost a 
portion of its land in 1717, when the town of Barrington, Mass., was formed, and in 
1790 another part, when Somerset was formed as a town. In 1747 Barrinj^ton, a part of 
Swansea, now Warren, and Bristol were set off from Massachusetts to Rhode Island; 
Barrington was united with the territory taken from Swansea and called Warren, 
and the two towns formed Bristol county, R. I., with Bristol the shire town. In 
1770, Barrington, R. I., was set off from Warren, with boundary line substantially as 
at the present time. In 1694, Rehoboth North Purchase was formed into the town 
of Attleboro, and this, in turn, in 1746, lost what was then known as the "Gore," 
the town of Cumberland, R. I., being formed. Ancient Rehoboth now remained 
intact until 1812, when its western part became a separate town, taking the old 
Indian name of Seekonk. In 1828, the northwest corner of Seekonk was formed 
into the town of Pawtucket, Mass., and in 1861 the western portion became East 
Providence; at the same time, the newly formed town and Pawtucket were ceded to 
the state of Rhode Island, in exchange for Fall River, R. I., which was annexed to 
Fall River, Mass. 

The settlers from Hingham and Weymouth located in Seekonk in 1643, the 
latter including in their number the Rev. Samuel Newman, and in 1645 the name 
was changed at his request to Rehoboth, a scripture name; this first minister of 
Rehoboth having compiled the third Bible Concordance, which far surpassed the 
other two. Three editions of it were published, the second having been revised 
from the first, while the author was living in Rehoboth, where he died July 5, 1663. 
His church was about five miles north of Thomas Chaflfe's house, and our worthy 
ancestor doubtless profited by his sermons and sorrowed with his neighbors over 
this able pastor's death. 

The first recorded purchase of Rehoboth land by Thomas Chaffe was from 
Stephen Paine, Sr., on Feb. 9, 1660. 

When, in 1668, Swansea was set off from Rehoboth, Thomas Chaffe's home 
in Wannamoisett became part of the new town, and he a citizen of it, though it is 
probable that he also owned land which remained within the boundaries of the old 
town, as in a deed dated 1675 he calls himself "of Rehoboth." Thomas Chaffe 
bought and sold considerable land in the territory included in Ancient Seekonk, and 
a full account of these several deeds, as well as other documents referring to him, 
can be found in "The Chaffee Genealogy," by William H. Chaffee. 

During King Philip's War, Thomas Chaffe and his family, as well as near 
neighbors, doubtless lived in "Chaffe's Garrison," a stone building which stood 
near his house. During this time he bought of Francis Stevens, of Rehoboth, his 
house, orchard and house lot, containing about six acres of land and lying in Reho- 
both; what disposal he made of this property is not known, as no deed of sale is on 
record and no mention of this propertj' is made in his will. This deed was acknow- 
ledged vSept. 20, 1675, but was made on the 15th day ot the same month. 

The last mention in the records of Thomas Chaffe during his life occurs in the 
report of a town meeting March 16, 1679-80. 

Thomas Chaffe's will was made July 25, 1680, and was exhibited "Sixt of March 
Anno Domini 1683. [1682-3]." He divides his property between his sons Nathaniel 
and Joseph. The inventory was taken May 15,1683, and the value of the personal 
property is given at 14^^, 19s, 6d. a little less than $75 of money by our reckoning. 
Four parcels of land are listed, aggregating 110 acres. 

Just what the date of Thomas Chaffe's death was we do not know, but probably 



4 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

not long before the filing of his will. He was doubtless buried in the ancient Cliaffe 
Burying Ground on his own farm, though no stone bo his memory remains. From 
information gathered and handed down by the older people, we learn that the house 
stood but a few rods from the burial ground. This property located on the west bank 
of what is now the Barrington river, though in Thomas ChafFe's time it was called 
the Sowams river, is about two miles northwest of the present town of Harrington 
Center, R. I., and is owned by Mr. L. R. Peck. 

Children of Thomas Chaffe, probably born in Nantasket, Mass., (now called 
Hull:) 

-|- i Nathaniel - Chaffe, probably born between 1638 and 1642; married Experience 
Bliss, 
ii Joseph Chaffe, probably born between 1639 and 1646; married Annis Martin. 

Nathaniel - Chaffe, CThomas ^) was probably born in Nantasket, Mass., (later 
called Hull) between 1638 and 1642, and died in Rehoboth, Mass., in September, 
1721. He married Aug. 19, 1669, in Swansea, Mass., Experience Bliss, daughter of 
Jonathan and Miriam (Harmon) Bliss, of Rehoboth. She w^as probably born Feb. 
5, 1649, in Rehoboth, and she also died in September, 1721. A tradition from Re- 
hoboth tells us that so devoted was Nathaniel to his wife that he died of grief a few 
hours after her death. In a succeeding chapter in the latter part of this book will be 
found a brief account of the Bliss family. 

Nathaniel Chaffe doubtless moved from Hull to Rehoboth with his parents and 
brother, Joseph, between 1657 and 1660. In 1667 the part of Rehoboth where he lived, 
known as Wannamoisett, was set off as a separate town and called Swansea. 

Nathaniel Chaffe was evidently a valued citizen, for in 1674-5 he was invited by 
the town of Rehoboth, in which he had formerly lived, to return and again become an 
inhabitant, land being offered him as an inducement. He sold land in Swansea and 
removed to Rehoboth. Nathaniel Chaffe was a blacksmith, and one who could shoe 
horses and work in iron and other metals was a man to welcome in those early days. 

King Philip's War began June 24,1675, and lasted until the end of August, 1676. 
What must have been the anxiety of Nathaniel Chaffe during this time of horror ! 
At the outbreak of this war he had a wife and three small children, and during its pro- 
gress his second son, Nathaniel, Jr., was born. Some time during the war he con- 
tributed i£ , 16s, 6d to the war fund. Bliss' History of Rehoboth says of King 
Philip's War: 

"Of the miseries of this war, Rehoboth, from its proximity to Mount Hope, the 
residence of Philip or Pometacom, the prime mover of the war, was destined to suffer 
its full share. The first blood was spilled within the original jurisdiction of Rehoboth; 
and the last of Philip's generals, the stern and interpid old warrior and councillor, 
Annawon, was captured within the present limits of the same town. During this war, 
which lasted nearly two years, the inhabitants of Rehoboth were kept in almost con- 
stant alarm; a number of them were, at different times slain; and the whole town, 
the garrison-houses excepted, was at one time laid in ashes. The events of this war. 
so far as connected with Rehol)oth .... occupy a prominent place in the hard- 
ships, dangers and sufferings of the early settlers of this town." 

Nathaniel Chaffe served two terms as constable, was also a grand juryman, 
"tytheing man," etc. Nathaniel Chaffe bought and sold a goodly number of parcels 
of land, a full account of which is found in "The Chaffee Genealogy." His last deed 
was to his son, Noah, "for and in Consideration of Love, good Will & Affection which 
I have and do bear towards my youngest son Noah Chaffe of ye Town aforesaid who 
is yet with me and is to Dwell with me and to ta'ice Care of Me and my wife and to 
provide for each all. " This was May 3, 1715. With this son Nathaniel and Experience 
spent their last days, doubtless receiving loving care from Noah and his wife. They 
died in a little more than six years after this deed was given. 



FIVE GENKRATIONS OF ANCESTORS. 5 

No will, inventory, distribution or other papers relating to Nathaniel ChaflFe's 
estate are to be found. The old burying ground surrounding the Congregational 
church, formerly in Rehoboth, later in Seekonk, Mass., and now in the village of 
Rumford, East Providence, R. I., is supposed to be the burial place of Nathaniel and 
Experience, though no stones to their memory remain. 

Children, the first three born in Swansea, the others in Rehoboth: 

i Dorothy "^ ChafFe, married Nathaniel Paine, 
ii Thomas Chaffe, b. Oct, 19, 1672; m. Margaret Carpenter, 
iii Rachel Chaffe, b. Sept. 7. 1673; d. Feb. 28, 1703, Rehoboth. 

iv Nathaniel Chaffe, Jr,. b. Jan. 4, 1675-6; m. Mercy . 

+ v Jonathan Chaffe, b. April 7, 1678; m. Hannah Carpenter. 

\-i David Chaffe, b. Aug. 22, 1680; m. (1) Patience Atherton; (2) Mrs. Hannah 

Pidge. 
vii Experience Chaffe, b. March 24, 1682-3; m. Timothy Carpenter, 
viii Mehitable Chaffe, b. June 10, 1685; d. Aug. 6, 1699, 'Rehoboth. 
ix Daniel Chaffe, b. Oct. 30, 1687; m. (1) Alice (or Alse) Millerd; (2) Mrs. 

Perces Ormsbv. 
X Noah Chaffe, b. Jan. 19, 1690-1; d. July 9, 1691, Rehoboth. 
xi Noah Chaffe, b. Dec. 17, 1692; m. (1) Sarah Carpenter; (2) Hepsibah 
Daggett. 

Jonathan '' Chaffe, (Nathaniel," Thomas^) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., April 7, 
1678, and died there Dec. 31, 1766. He married Nov. 23, 1703, in Rehoboth, Hannah 
Carpenter, daughter of William and Miriam (Searles) Carpenter. In a succeeding 
chapter in the latter part of this book will be found a brief account of the Carpenter 
family. Hannah Carpenter was born April 10, 1684 (1685), and in 1767 was ap- 
pointed executrix of her husband's estate. 

Jonathan Chaffe was several times chosen a grand juryman, also elected select- 
man, field driver, tjlhing man, etc. Nov. 21, 1715, he and one hundred and ten 
others agreed to paj' for the building of a new meeting-house in the following install- 
ments, " One hundred pounds this year 1715, & 100^ in the j-ear 1716, and what 
more shall be needful for the finishing of the Meeting House in 1717." Jan. 15, 1727, 
the town meeting ' ' chose Jonathan Chaffee to project & prepair a method how 
schools shall be kept in the severall parts of the town, and how many may be proper 
for the Towne to have." 

At varioiis times Jonathan Chaffe owned several parcels of land in Rehoboth. In 
1718 and 1719 he bought 200 acres of land in Ashford, Conn., and in 1726 he gave 100 
acres of this land to his eldest son, Jonathan, who settled there. In 1734 he sold the 
remainder of his Ashford property to his brother, Da\ad, apparently having never 
lived in that town. 

Jonathan Chaffe was one of the administrators of his brother Noah's estate, and 
was the guardian of Noah's two orphan sons. On May 21, 1744, " the town meeting 
being met Chose Jonathan Chaffee to be oversear of the workhouse this present year. 
He being present and accepted the said trust and did then declare to the Town that 
he would not charge the Town for his Trouble and Labor in that affair, and would be 
content with a Reasonable allowance out of the earnings of the persons committed to 
the said house." 

In deeds of land bought and sold, Jonathan Chaffe is variously designated as 

"Yeoman," " Imsbandman," and "Mason." In the old buying ground, formerly 

in Rehoboth, but now in the village of Rumford, in East Providence, R. I., we read 

on a moss-encrusted stone this inscription: 

' ' Jonathan Chaffe 
Departed this life 
December 31, 1766 
in the 89th year of 
his age." 



6 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

i Jonathan * Chaflfe, Jr., b. June 25, 1704; m. Abigail Ivyon. 
+ ii Nathaniel Chaffe, b. Oct. 20, 1705; m. (1) Rebecca Mason; (2) Ivydia Peck, 
iii Hannah Chaffe, b. Oct. 3, 1707; m. Joseph Armington. 
iv Dan Chaffe, b. Feb. 6, 1710-11; m. Mary Robinson. 

V Miriam Chaffe, b. Ang. 22, 1712; d. unmarried about 1787. 

vi Susanna Chaffe, b. Sept. 22, 1714; d. Dec. 8, 1715, Rehoboth. 

vii Ephraim Chaffe, b. Jan. 25, 1715-16; m. (1) Patience Butterworth; (2) Han- 
nah Buttervvorth. 

viii Wilham Chaffe, b. about 1717; d. April 26, 1730, Rehoboth. 

ix Susanna Chaffe, b. June 10, 1720; died voting. 

X Deliverence Chaffe, b. vSept. 4, 1721; d." May 10, 1735, Rehoboth. 

xi Josiah Chaffe, b. May 2, 1723; d. April 7, 1725, Rehoboth. 

xii Susanna Chaffe, b. Aug. 28, 1728; d. May 20, 1736, Rehoboth. 

Nathaniel ■• Chaffee, ( Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel,-' Thomas ^ ) born Oct. 20, 1705, 
Rehoboth, Mass.; died June 12, 1759, Rehoboth; married, (1) Dec. 12, 1734, in 
Rehoboth, Rebecca Mason, daughter of Samuel and Rebeckah (Read) Mason, born 
April 27. 1710, Rehoboth, died April 22, 1745 (or 1746), Rehoboth; (2) Feb. 25, 1747, 
in Rehoboth, Lydia Peck, who survived him, and married (2) Jan. 13, 1763, Thomas 
Wilmarth, of Rehoboth. 

In a succeeding chapter in the latter part of this book will be found a brief 
account of the Mason family. 

Nathaniel Chaffee was a mason. He was also a land owner in Rehoboth. His 
widow, L3'dia, surrendered her right of administration of his estate to his son, 
Nathaniel, Jr., June 18, 1759, and June 25, 1759, the real and personal estate was 
divided among the heirs, the widow and sons, Nathaniel, John, I^evi and Noah. The 
eldest son, Nathaniel, was appointed guardian of his brothers, Levi and Noah. 

Children, by first vrife, born in Rehoboth: 

+ i Nathaniel 5 Chaffe, Jr., b. Oct. 6, 1735; m. (1) Ruth Mansfield; (2) Susanna 
Carpenter, 
ii John Chaffe, b. June 20, 1737; m. Ruth Jones, 
iii Noah Chaffe, b. Feb. 2, 1739; d. Feb. 18, 1739, Rehoboth. 
iv Levi Chaffe, b. Sept. 10, 1742; m. Anna Pierce. 

V Ezra Chaffe, b. Oct. 20, 1744; d. Sept. 2, 1746. 

vi Noah Chaffee, b. Feb. 22, 1746; m. Susanna Esterbrook. 

Nathaniel^ Chaffee, Jr., ( Nathaniel,'* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas ^ ) born 
Oct.6, 1735, Rehoboth, Mass.; died in 1822; married (1) Oct. 15, 1755, in Rehoboth, 
Ruth Mansfield, daughter of Benjamin and Dorothy (Carpenter) Mansfield, born 
June 4, 1732, Rehoboth, died Jan. 3, 1760, Rehoboth; (2) July 17, 1760, Susanna 
Carpenter, daughter of Daniel Carpenter, born June 29, 1736, Rehoboth, died before 
Dec. 22, 1818, as she is not mentioned in her hiisband's will made on that date. See 
chapter in the latter part of this book for the ancestry of Dorothy (Carpenter) Mansfield. 

Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., was a blacksmith, and lived the greater part of his life in 
Rehoboth, although when he made his will in 1818 he called himself of Seekonk, but 
as the records do not show that he sold his land in Rehoboth, and all the property 
mentioned in his will was in Seekonk, the probability is that his Rehoboth property 
was in the western part of the town, which in 1812 was set off as a separate town and 
called Seekonk. In 1759 Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., was appointed administrator of his 
father's estate. He bought land in Rehoboth on Nov. 9, 1761, and March 31, 1784. 
His will is recorded in Taunton, Mass., and mentions his sons Comfort, Nathaniel, 
Benjamin, Simeon, Ezra and Aaron, and daughters Rebecca Peck and Hannah 
Chaffee. The son, Aaron Chaffee, was made executor of the will. 

Nathaniel Chaffee served in the War of the Revolution, enlisting immediately on 
receipt of the news of the Battle of Lexington. His record is given as follows in 
"Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution:" 



FIVE GENERATIONS OF ANCESTORS. 7 

" Chafee, Nathaniel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Ivvon's or Capt. Jessie Per- 
rin's CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service 7 days (the two 
Rehoboth alarm companies under Capt. I^yon and Capt. Perrin returned upon one 
roll) . 

"Chaffee, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.,Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt. marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 
1776; ser\'ice 16 davs. 

"Choffe, Nathaniel, Rehoboth, Private, Capt. Jacob Fuller's co.. Col. John 
Jacob's regt.; enlisted May 27, 1778; service, 7 mos 6 days at Rhode Island; enlist- 
ment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

" Chaffey, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskin's co., L/ieut. Col. Samuel 
Pierce's regt. ; enlisted May 20, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; sevice, 1 mo. 14 days, 
at Tiverton, R. I." 

Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth: 

+ i Comfort fi Chaffee, b. March 9, 1756; m. Mrs. Lucy (Stow) Hoj-t. 

ii Nathaniel Chaffee, b. March 7, 1757; m. (1) Huldah ; (2) Mrs. 

Doolittle. 
iii Ruth Chaffee, b. Dec. 10, 1758; probably died before 1818, as she is not men- 
tioned in her father's will. 

Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth: 

iv Susanna Chaffee, b. March 1, 1763; probably died before 1818, as she is not 

mentioned in her father's will. 
V Hannah Chaffee, b. Dec. 1, 1764; died before 1824; unmarried; lived in 

Seekonk, where she owned land in 1815. 
vi Daniel Chaffee, b. July 27, 1766; m- Sarah Newman, 
vii Benjamin Chaffee, b. Aug. 17, 1768; m. Judith Fuller. 
\iii Rebecca Chaffee, b. June 8, 1770; m. Thomas Peck, 
ix Simeon Chaffee, b. Feb. 5, 1772; m. (1) Martha Morseman; (2) Mrs. Fanny 

(Pearson) Thornton. 
X Ezra Chaffee, b. Oct. 29, 1773; m. Patience Brown, 
xi Aaron Chaffee, b. July 25, 1775; m. Lydia French. 

xii Hulda Chaffee, b. June 28, 1777; probably died before 1818, as she is not 
mentioned in her father's will. 



ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF CHAFFEE. 

In answer to many inquiries, the following regarding the " Derivation of the Sur- 
name," under the title of "The Name of Chaffee in England," is given verbatim 
from " The Chaffee Genealogy," Appendix, page 585: 

" From the Etymological Dictionary of Family and Chrtstian Names by William 
Arthur, M. A., published New York, 1857. Chaffet (Fr.) Chafe, to heat to grow 
warm or angry, (Fr.) Chauffer, to warm, to cannonade, attack briskly. 

" The following is given in a book called The Norman People, which was pub- 
lished by Henry S. King & Co., of L/ondon, England, in 1874: 

" From page 184, 'Cafe, or Chaff, from chauve, bald (Lower). Henry, Nicholas, 
Robert, Ranulph le Chauve, or Calvus, 1180-95, in Normandy (Mag. Rot. Scac). 
These names frequently occur in England, 13th century and later.' 

"From page 193, ' Chaff ey or Chaffy, a form of Chafe or Chaff.' 

"^ Combe, O. Fr. — That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continu- 
ation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it. 

" A deep valley where the sides come together in a concave form." 

Then follows an account of Chaffcombe or Chafecombe in Somerset county, Eng- 
land, taken from a History of Somerset, bj' Rev. John Collinson, published in 1791. In 
the Conquerer's time this little parish belonged to the Bishop of Coutances, and the 
ancient name was Caffecome, which is compounded of the Saxon lay, sharp, and 
lomb, valley. 

Another account in " The Chaffee Genealogy " of the derivation of the surname 
is taken from an article in Devonshire Wills by the Rev. W. K. W. Chafy, D. D., 
England, which says: 

" The Chafys derive their name from their ancient heritage, ' Chafecombe,' now 
Chaffcombe, near Chard, which is the ' ceaf cumbe ' (in English, the light or breezy 
valley) of the Saxon period, and which was held by their ancestor, Hugo the Thegn, 
or Thane, in the days of Ethelred ' the Unready,' and by his son, Raynald Fitz-Hugh, 
in those of Edward ' the Confessor.' 

' ' But although the Chafys can thus trace back with unerring certainty to a period 
long anterior to the conquest, and so justify the assertion inscribed on the ancient 
tomb of one of them in Devonshire, as to his own identity with the ' perantiqua ' race 
of the Chafes of Chafecombe, yet they are not, paternally at least, of Saxon origin, 
which at once accounts for their continued possession of Chafecombe under Norman 
rule, for though their representative then nominally became sub-tenant under the 
Bishop of Coutance, he practically remained the owner of the land of his ancestors 
under the newly-devised feudal system. This was 'Ralph Fitz-Reginald,' the 
grandson of Hugo or Hugh, whose own names and those of his immediate posterity 
and their adoption of the Norman ' Fitz ' as expressive of their parentage, sufficiently 
prove that the long prevalent idea as to the ' Saxon origin of the Chafecombe family ' 
is as erroneous as the position of its earliest ascertained members in Saxon England 
is unique and interesting. 

" ' Hugo,' who is said by many of his English detractors to have been of 'mean 
origin, and the son of a French churl', was the confidential adviser of Emma of Nor- 
mandy, second wife of King Ethelred, and came to England in her train in the year 
1002." 



ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF CHAFFEE. 9 

This article, which is several pages in length, goes on to show that Robert Fitz- 
Ralph, a grandson of Hugo, was described as " Lord of Chafecombe," and as holding 
lands in the Reign of Henry I. From him descended the Chafes of England, and 
the descent is brought nearly to the close of the last century. 

A list is given of many English wills, records of marriages, baptisms, burials, 
tombstone records, christenings, etc., of persons bearing the name of Chaffy, 
under its varied spellings, the dates varying from 1552 to 1698. The Christian name 
of Thomas appears about twenty times, but there is no proof that any of these 
Chaffy s were relatives of Thomas Chaff e of Hingham, Hull and Rehoboth, Mass. 

"The Chaffee Genealogy" gives a picture of the old church at Chaffcombe. 

The nearest approach to our surname in Scotland is Mac Haffie or Hafiie. 

William Chaffy appears among the " 49 " officers in Ireland in 1649 in the time 
of Charles I. 

In 1886 the surname did not appear in any of the city directories of Ireland. 

The surname has not been found at all in Wales. 

The surname has not been found in the directories of the principal cities of 
France, but the surname Chouffet, pronounced Shufa, occurs there. 

The descendants of Thomas Chaff e, of Hingham, Mass., find no coat of arms 
connected with his surname. 

There are coats of arms of the surname used in England, but neither these nor 
the one used by the Rev. W. K. W. Chafy have been proven to be connected in any 
way with the surname in the United States. 



The more common pronunciation of the name "Chaffee" is with the "a" short as 
in the word chaff, but in Berkshire, Vt. , the name is pronounced with the long sound 
of "a" as in chafe. The latter pronunciation is general among the descendants of the 
Chaff ees of Berkshire wherever found in United States or Canada, although there are 
some exceptions. 



COMFORT CHAFFEE— SIXTH GENERATION. 

1 Comfort « Chaffee, (Nathaniel/ Nathaniel,'* Jonathan, » Nathaniel, ^ Thomas ^ ) 
was born March 9, 1756, Rehoboth, Mass.; died Feb. 23, 1828, Berkshire, Vt.; mar- 
ried Sept. 25, 1781, in Grafton, Mass., to Mrs. Lucy (Stow) Hoyt, daughter of David 
and Ivucy (Goodnow) Stow, and widow of Reuben Hoyt. She was born April 30, 
1758, Grafton, Mass., died March 23, 1845, Berkshire. An account of the ancestry of 
L/Ucy Stow is given in a chapter in the latter part of this book. 

In connection with the marriage of L/Ucy Stow to Reuben Hoyt, the writer is in 
possession of a document, of which the following is the text, the same having 
probably been used in procuring a pension for L^ucy (Stow) Chaffee in her old age: 

' ' A memirandum of Dates First I was maryed to Reuben Hoji: June 20th 
1779 in the third year of his service in the Continental Army for the town of New- 
brantry County of Worcester in Massachusetts when I was maryed he expected to 
return to the Army but was violently seased with rushing blood and it brought on the 
Consumpsion and was ever after wile he lived was under the Doctors Care he Died 
February the 4 1781 he the Said Hoji; never after I was acquainted with him 

never received any paj' from the Armj^ of his pay for his servisses whilst A Souldier 

"Witness my hand 

' ' Berkshire January the 19 1838 

" Ivucy Chaffee " 

On the reverse side is this notation: 

" In a case where the claimant has married after the decease of the husband for 
whose services she may claim the Pension, it cannot under the explanatory act of 
March 3d 1837 , be withheld on account of her last marriage provided she was a widow 
on the 4th of July 1836." 

The filing reads, " Asa Hoyt Hampshire county, Massachusetts." 

It may be said that the ' ' Newbrantry ' ' doubtless means the town of New 

Braintree, Mass. 

Mrs. S. J. Scott, 52 Monroe St., Burlington, Vt., is the possessor of an old Bible 

which has been handed down from her great-grandmother, L/Ucy (Stow) Chaffee. 

On the blank side of the leaf giving the title to the New Testament is the following 

inscription, a photograph of which is reproduced in this volume: 

' ' lyucy Stow Her 

Bible 

and was born in the 

j'ear 1758 april 

the 30th 

And Was given to 

her by the honoured 

grandmother hannah 

Stow in the year 

1776 
December the 14 ' ' 

The paper of this title page is so old that it has broken away on the edges, as 
can be seen by the photograph, it has been torn and sewed together, and the paper is 
badly discolored, especiallj' on the edges. The first pages of the Bible are gone, also 
the last, and some other pages. Whether there were more records on the front pages 
of the Bible is not known. Following the New Testament are the Psalms in Metre, 
and between the two parts is a blank page on which is written, 



COMFORT CHAFFEE— SIXTH GENERATION. 11 

" Comfort Chaffee and lyucy His w-ife were Married September ye 25th 1781. 
" Comfort Chaffee Born March the 9th A. D. 1756. 
" Nathaniel Born Fabry 22d 1783. 
' ' Jasper Chaffee Born Oct 4th 1789. ' ' 
The imprint on this old Bible reads, 

Edinburgh : 
Printed bv Alexander Kincaid His Majesty's Printer. 

MDCCIvIX 

Comfort Chaffee's boyhood and early manhood days were ^^'ithout doubt passed in 
the town of his birth, Rehoboth, Mass., but we have no record of him until he en- 
listed in the Revolutionary War, his military record, taken from the " Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution," being given as follows: 

" Chafee, Comfort. Capt. John Pain's co.; list of men stationed at Winter Hill 
and Dorchester for about two months; dismissed April 1, 1776; also, Capt. Carpenter's 
CO., Col. Simeon Cary's regt., Gen. John Fellows' s brigade; list of men stationed at 
New York and White Plains for 5 months; dismissed Dec. 1, 1776; also, Capt. Hill's 
CO., Col. John Dagget's regt.; list of men stationed at Bristol for 3 months from Dec. 
28. 1776. 

"Chaffee, Comfort. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co., Col. John Hatha- 
way's regt.; service from April 21, 1777, 23 days at Tiverton, R. I.; also, Capt. 
Nathaniel Carpenter's co. , Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; ser\-ice between May 13, 
1777, and July 5, 1777, 7 days; roll includes travel on march from. Point Judith in 
South Kingston, R. I., to Rehoboth. 

"Chaffee, Comfort. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.,Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt.; marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 8, 1780; ser\'ice, 9 days, under Gen. Heath." 

In speaking of the military record of Comfort Chaffee, " The Chaffee Genealogy" 
says: 

" At one time he is said to have been attached to George Washington's staff, 
attending to the transportation of his tent and baggage. He received from the state 
of ISIassachusetts two hundred acres of land in Maine (then a part of Massachusetts) , 
as a bounty. In 1818, when a resident of Berkshire, Vt., he applied for a pension." 

A granddaughter of Comfort Chaffee, IMrs. Lucy S. Chaffee (No. 52) has told 
the writer that it has been told her that Comfort Chaffee courted Lucy Stow and they 
became engaged to be married when Lucy broke the engagement, jilting him to 
marry Reuben Ho\i;. After the death of Reuben Hoyt, Comfort Chaffee renewed his 
suit for the hand of the fair young wdow, and she was so much impressed with his 
attentions that she told him that if he could overlook her treatment in jilting him to 
marry another she would become his bride, " and they lived happily ever afterward. " 
One thing is certain. Comfort Chaffee and Lucy Stow were married on the 25th of 
September in the year in which Reuben Hoyt died on the 4th of February. 

The first record of Comfort Chaffee after his marriage on Sept. 25, 1781, is a 
deed recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for the Middle District of Berk- 
shire, at Pittsfield, Mass. This deed is from Abner Allen, " yeoman," of Rehoboth, 
Bristol county, Mass., to Comfort Chaffee, " husbandman," also of Rehoboth. The 
consideration of the deed is 35^ 3s. (about $175), and the deed conveys a certain 
tract of land situate in the township of lands granted to William Bullock, Esq., 
then in the county of Berkshire, containing one hundred acres, and is lot No. 172, 
being the second lot drawn on the original right of Noah Sabin, and is near the 
southeastern corner of said township. This must have been in or near the present 
town of Adams, Mass. The date of the deed is Dec. 31, 1782. 

It is probable that Comfort Chaffee moved to this place, either before or after 
bujnng the land, as when he sold a part of this lot of land by a deed dated Aug. 27, 
1783, he is described as being of "New Seconke " Berkshire county, Mass. "New 
Seconke ' ' was then a small hamlet, and there is no record of such a name now. It 



12 THK be;rkshire chaffkes. 

was located in " Bullard's Grant " which contained a large number of acres, parts 
of which were located in several towns. 

It is quite probable that the eldest son of Comfort and Ivucy Chaffee, Nathaniel 
Chaflfee, was born here Feb. 22, 1783, though no record of his birth is to be found at 
Adams, North Adams, or Pittsfield, Mass., but this is explained by the fact that the 
early records of those towns are very incomplete except in the case of certain 
families. 

The deed of Aug. 27, 1783, just mentioned, was from Comfort Chaflfee, "j'eoman," 
of New Seconke, to William Ingraham, " gentleman," of Adams, Mass., and the con- 
sideration named was 10^ (^50) and the deed does not give the number of acres 
but describes the land as "taking off " the lot No. 172, it being only a part of 
the lot. What disposition Comfort Chaffee made of the remainder of the lot of land 
was not found out in the search of records made. He probably did not sell it until 
some years later, or it may be that the deed was never recorded. 

A few weeks after the deed from Comfort Chaffee and L^ucy Chaffee to William 
Ingraham, we find that he received a deed from " Squire Ide of Clarendon, Vt.," to 
"Comfort Chaffe of Adams, county of Berkshire, Mass." This was of fifty-two 
acres of land in the town of Clarendon, Rutland county, Vt., and was for 64;^ (about 
$320). The date of the deed is Oct. 1, 1783. This parcel of land was doubtless in 
the western part of the town. 

Three and one-half years later, or on March 14, 1787, Comfort Chaffee deeded 
this same parcel of land to Samiiel Priest, of Clarendon, for 70^ ($350). 

During this three and one-half years, two children were born to Comfort and 
Ivucy Chaffee, viz.: Reuben, born Jan. 23, 1785, and Ivucy, born Jan. 3, 1787. The 
record of I^ucy's birth is on the Clarendon records, and Reuben was probably born 
there, although his birth is not recorded, but this is not strange, as there was no 
compulsory registration of births, deaths and marriages in that time. 

Comfort Chaffee doubtless moved to Rutland after selling his Clarendon real 
estate, as when he again bought land in Clarendon, on Aug. 17, 1790, he is called 
" Comfort Chaffee of Rutland." But as he was li\ang in Clarendon when the first 
census was taken in the summer of 1790, according to a work lately published by the 
government entitled " Heads of Families: First Census of the United States: 1790," 
he may have moved back there prior to buying his next place. 

Another proof that Comfort Chaffee lived for a time in Rutland is the fact that a 
third son, Jasper Chaffee, was born in Rutland, Oct. 4, 1789, according to family 
records left by the youngest son of Jasper Chaflfee, Azro Buck Chaffee, (No. 38) and 
now in possession of A. B. Chaffee, Jr., of Montreal, (No. 204); and also by the record 
on the monument to Jasper Chaffee in the cemetery at West Berkshire, Vt. 

The second purchase of Clarendon land by Comfort Chaffee was a parcel of 
seventy-six acres bought of William Green, of Clarendon, and the consideration was 
22^ ($110) . This land was in the X&lh part of the town and not far from Rutland. ' '"^v^ 

During the ten years and a little more that Comfort Chaflfee owned this latter 
place in Clarendon, four children were born to him, viz.: Comfort, Jr., born Feb. 8, 
1792; Warren, born April 24, 1794; John, born July 12, 1796, and Flijah, Nov. 5, 
1799. The births of the first three of these are recorded in Clarendon, and there seems 
little doubt that Elijah was also born in Clarendon. There is no record of Comfort 
Chaffee buying or selling land in Rutland, and no record of au}^ children being born 
to him there, but the proof is conclusive that Jasper was born there. 

On Dec. 3, 1793, Comfort Chaffee bought of Philip Green, who seems to have 
been his neighbor, one-half acre of land for l£ 14s. This without doubt adjoined his 
other land. 

On Jan. 28, 1801, Comfort Chaffee, of Clarendon, sold to Braddock Chaffee, of 



COMFORT CHAFFEE— SIXTH GENERATION. 13 

Relioboth, Mass., for 51,200 " My home farm containing by estimation 76 1-2 acres." 
This is the same land mentioned in the former deeds to Comfort Chaffee. The differ- 
ence in price indicates that a considerable improvement had been made in ten years. 

There is no further record of Comfort Chaffee in Clarendon. The writer has 
never heard any reason given why Comfort Chaffee should choose Berkshire, Vt. , for 
a dwelling-place after he sold his Clarendon property and decided to move away. At 
this time all of the children of Comfort ChaiTee were born except the youngest, Aaron 
Stowe Chaffee, who was born Aug. 18, 1802, a few months after the removal to 
Berkshire. 

The children of Comfort Chaffee at the time of leaving Clarendon were from two 
to nineteen years of age, the older sons being grown to manhood, and it is quite pos- 
sible that the prospect of buying a large area of land for a small amount of money, 
thus providing a farm for each of his sons as they become old enough to go by them- 
selves, ma}' have been the immediate cause of this removal which was in those days 
quite a distance to remove. 

Turning to the records of Berkshire, Vt. , we find that "Comfort Chaffee of 
Clarendon " bought of " Thomas Byrd of Vergennes " lot No. 6 in the first division 
of Berkshire, "drawn to the right of Daniel Jones" for $333.33. This purchase 
was on June 26, 1801, and this lot, No. 6, became the home farm of Comfort Chaffee; 
and a portion of this lot was also a part of the farm which Comfort Chaffee sold to 
his son, John Chaffee, and which in turn was the home farm of John's son. Homer 
S. Chaffee, by whom it is still owned. 

On Jiily 24, 1801, " Comfort Chaffee of Clarendon" bought of "Ebenezer Marvin 
of Huntsburg " (now Franklin, Vt.) lot No. 4 in the first division of Berkshire, 
" drawn to the right of Israel Dibble," for $250, and lot No. 62 in the first division, 
" drawn to the right of William Walker," for $200. IvOt No. 4, which adjoins the 
Canadian boundary line, was sold by Comfort Chaffee to "Philip Green of Clarendon," 
on June 20, 1803, for $400. This Philip Green was the father of Jonas Green who 
married Sally Chaffee, a daughter of Braddock Chaffee, who bought Comfort Chaffee's 
home farm in Clarendon. Jonas Green and wiie lived on this Berkshire farm for 
many years. It is now owned and occupied by Joseph Demar. 

Ivot No. 62 was sold by Comfort Chaffee to "William Danforth of Hartland," 
on Nov. 20, 1806, for ^300. The purchase price was not exactly all the recompense 
which Comfort Chaffee received for this land, as he thereby obtained two excellent 
daughters-in-law, his second son, Reuben Chaffee, marrying Sally Danforth, oldest 
child of William Danforth, on Sept. 27, 1807, while Comfort Chaffee, Jr., another 
son, married Priscilla Danforth, a younger daughter of William, on Oct. 27, 1811, 
and after the death of Comfort, Jr., John Chaffee, a still younger son of Comfort, 
married this widow Chaffee on Dec. 4, 1817. 

The foregoing lots of land were bought by Comfort Chaffee in the year preceding 
his removal to Berkshire, which is given as March, 1802. This is probably the cor- 
rect date, as on March 26, 1802, " Comfort Chaffee of Berkshire " bought of " Daniel 
Owen of Berkshire," for $30, "8 acres and 112 rods" of land, being the land 
on the west side of the road of lot No. 11 of the first division, " drawn to the right of 
Caleb Culver," and on Dec. 1, 1802, Comfort Chafiee bought of the same man all of 
the same lot No. 11 " except nine acres on the west side of the road " for $470. On 
April 13, 1804, Comfort Chaffee sold to his oldest son, Nathaniel Chaffee, fift}' acres 
on the eastern portion of this lot for $100. On Sept. 8, 1809, Comfort Chaffee sold to 
Moses Walton, for $300, fort}- acres of land on the western portion of this same lot 
No. 11, taking a mortgage deed on the same day. Moses Walton, however, deeded this 
forty acres of land back to Comfort Chaffee on December 9 of the same year for the 
same sum of $300, and tlie mortgage was discharged the following day. On Feb. 9, 



14 the; BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

1813, Comfort Chaffee deeded to his son, Comfort Chaffee, Jr., for $200, the western 
part of this lot No. 11. Comfort, Jr., died soon after, and in the settlement of his 
estate a portion of this land fell to his father. Comfort Chaffee. This parcel of land 
Comfort quit-claimed to his son, John Chaffee, on Nov. 5, 1822, for $10, John having 
in the meantime married the widow of Comfort, Jr., as before mentioned. L/ot No. 11 
lies directly south of and adjoins lot No. 6. 

It appears that Chauncey Moore, collector for the town of Berkshire, held a tax 
sale, Dec. 24, 1804, and among the parcels of land sold for unpaid taxes were lots No. 
3, of the first division "drawn to the right of George Goodwin," and lot No. 6. 
These two lots were bought by Comfort Chaffee who already owned lot No. 6, for 
^6.98. It would seem that this sale did not give a clear title to lot No. 3, as on Aug. 

18, 1807, Comfort Chaffee bought of " Ebenezer Mar\'in of Huntsburg," for $300, 
this same lot No. 3, which is bounded on the north by Canada, east by lot No. 4, 
south by lot No. 6, (Comfort Chaffee's home lot) and west by lot No. 2. 

Comfort Chaffee sold land to each of his eight sons except Warren, the sales to 
Nathaniel and Comfort, Jr., having been noticed already. He sold to his son, 
Reuben, on Aug. 22, 1807, (four days after receiving the deed to lot No. 3 from 
Ebenezer Marvin) fifty- four acres of land, "part of the lots drawn to the original 
rights of George Goodwin and Daniel Jones," for $200. These lots were Nos. 3 and 
6 respectively. 

On Nov. 7, 1810, Comfort Chaffee sold to his son, Jasper, for $200, fifty acres in 
lot "drawn to the right of George Goodwin." This parcel of land was sold by 
Jasper to his brother, Reuben Chaffee, by two deeds, the first dated Sept. 3, 1813, for 
$125, deeding " the south part of the farm I now live on," and the second, March 

19, 1814, for $100, including " the remaining part of fifty acres not sold Sept. 3, 
1813." 

Comfort Chaffee sold to his son, Elijah, on June 11, 1822, for $300, thirty-two and 
one-half acres of land, about twelve acres being in lot No. 3, and the remainder in lot 
No. 6. He also sold to Elijah, on Aug. 26, 1826, for $100, twelve acres " more or 
less" "adjoining Elijah's place on the west," and on the same day Elijah quit- 
claimed to his father his heirship for $100. 

On Sept. 30, 1808, Comfort Chaffee bought of Matthew H. Sherman, for $111.50, 
twenty-two and one-half acres in the lot in the second division ' ' drawn to the right 
of Joseph Fay." He bought of the same man, Oct. 16, 1809, for $142.50, thirty acres 
in the same lot. He sold to Samuel Hedge, for $93, July 15, 1815, thirty acres in the 
same lot. 

Comfort Chaffee bought, on Dec. 29, 1818, of Elnathan Keyes, lot No. 20, in the 
first division, " drawn to the right of Aaron Root," for $250. He sold this lot, Sept. 
14, 1820, to his son, John Chaffee, for $300. 

He boiightof Ira Smith, Jan. 5, 1818, for $90, twenty-five acres " more or less " in 
lot No. 12, "drawn to the right of Harvey Bell." Ivot No. 12 adjoined lot No. 11 
on the east, and lot No. 20 was the second lot south of No. 12. 

On Aug. 26, 1826, (the same day on which Comfort last sold land to his son 
Elijah, and the day on which Comfort made his will) he sold to his son, John Chaf- 
fee, for $1,000, eighty acres of land in lot No. 6, and twenty-five acres of land in lot 
No. 12. He took in payment a mortgage for $500 on forty acres of this land, and a life 
lease to Comfort and Ivucy Chaffee for $500, the mortgage and lease being also exe- 
cuted on the same day. This was Comfort's home farm, and it probably included 
all the land which he then owned. 

Other real estate deals of Comfort Chaffee included the purchase, Sept. 13, 1811, 
from the Rev. Moses Wares, of the south half of the ministerial lot. No. 5, "drawn 
to the right of the first settled minister," for $225. He sold this land on Sept. 27, 



COMFORT CHAFFEE— SIXTH GENERATION. , 15 

1814, to " Seba French of Clarendon," for §200. Being a modest man, the Rev. Mr. 
Wares had claimed only one-half of the lot as his right. 

On Oct. 27, 1823, Abner Bani.-^ter quit-claimed to Comfort Chaffee, for $20, the 
lot of land in the second division, " drawn to the right of Charles Dibble, Jr." Com- 
fort Chaffee bought of the same man on the same day, for $85, fifteen acres " more 
or less " in lot No. 59, " drawn to the right of Isaac Woodruff." This latter parcel of 
land Comfort sold to his son, Aaron S. Chaffee, on March 9, 1824, for the same price, 
$85; and on July 23, 1824, Comfort sold to Aaron the lot '"* drawn to the right of 
Charles Dibble, Jr.," for $175. On this latter date, July 23, 1824, Comfort Chaffee 
gave to "Joshua Brooks of New York city" a mortgage deed of this same lot, 
"containing one hundred acres more or less," agreeing to pay the sum of $175. 
This mortgage does not appear to have been discharged, but on April 26, 1824, the 
same Joshua Brooks deeded to Comfort Chaffee the same lot of land. 

In all of these numerous real estate deals of Comfort Chaffee there has been 
found no record of his giving a mortgage on any of his property except this mortgage 
for $175 given to Joshua Brooks, and taken up nine months later. Singularly enough, 
this original mortgage deed has fallen into the possession of S. Carl Carpenter, of 
Richford, Vt. , a great-great-grandson of Comfort Chaffee, and fac-similies of the 
signature, of Comfort Chaffee and of the witnesses, Jasper Chaffee and Harvey Clark, 
are given below. 








In those early days fences were not plentiful and cattle roamed more or less 
away from the owner's premises. To establish owmershp, each farmer had his own 
mark in the ear of his cattle, and stich marks were duly recorded in the town clerk's 
office, and they constittited important evidence of ownership. In the list of ear marks 
of cattle recorded in Berkshire is this, " Chaffee, Comfort, a Slit in the Right Ear, 
Augt 7th 1802." 

In the ' ' Grand List of Berkshire for the year 1803 ' ' is found the following : 

"Chaffee, Comfort, $74—75 " 

In the }-ear 1804 appears 

" Comfort Chaffee, $102—25 
" Nathaniel Chaffee, 38—00 " 
And in 1805 the same names 

" Chaffee, Comfort, $108-00 
" Chaffee, Nathaniel, 45—25 " 

The name of Chaffee continues through all succeeding grand lists. 

In " A list of the names of the freemen who voted for representative to Congress 
Dec. 13th A D 1802 " is found the name of Comfort Chaffee. In " A List of the 
freemen who Voted For the Representative to Congress IVIarch 1st A D 1803 " appears 
the name of Comfort Chaffee. In a similar list. May 9, 1803, is the same name. 
The succeeding records show that Comfort Chaffee and his sons were good citizens in 
the matter of attending the polls. They had their share of ordinary town offices, 
but never attained to any great political prominence, and in this work no mention of 
offices held is made except in rare instances. 



16 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

The town of Berkshire, Vt., was a state grant in the year 1780. It was chartered 
to contain six miles square, or 23,040 acres; but by a gross error in locating the east- 
ern boundary line it actually extends about seven miles on the southern line, and 
about six and one-half miles on the northern line, thus including over 2,000 acres 
more than chartered. It is bounded on the north by the township of St. Armand in 
the Province of Quebec, Canada, east by Richford, south by Enosburg, and west by 
Franklin. The Missisquoi river passes through the southeastern part of the town, 
and Pike river has its origin near the northern line of the town, and takes a circuit of 
several miles and leaves the town near the northwestern corner. At West Berkshire 
village on the Pike river is a water power that was quite extensively used in the early 
days of the town, and is yet the motive power for local work in sawing logs and 
grinding grain. Berkshire is almost wholly an agricultural town, and in all parts are to 
be found most excellent farms. There is but a small amount of waste land, and the 
surface is undulating. Though hilly, the hills are rarely abrupt. 

In 1789, the town was surveyed and allotted unto three divisions by Col. David Fay, 
of Bennington. The lots in the first and second divisions were of one hundred acres 
each, and those in the third or eastern division of one hundred and forty acres each. 
There is, however, inaccuracy in the surveys, and in consequence inequality in the 
size of the lots. 

The first permanent settlement in Berkshire was by Job L,. Barber on the west- 
ern bank of the Missisquoi river. He lived there through the summer of 1792, left 
as winter approached, and returned the following spring. Two other families settled 
in town the same spring. Settlers came slowly in the next seven years, and when 
the census of 1800 was taken there were only 172 persons in the entire township. 
Berkshire reached the high water mark of population at the census of 1850 when 
1,955 persons were living in town. Since then the population has decreased slowly. 
When Comfort Chaffee settled in Berkshire, there was probably a population of a 
little over 200. 

The history of Berkshire is much like that of any quiet rural New England 
town. No events of national importance have occurred within the borders of the 
town, but there is a plenty of history of local importance, and in these everyday 
affairs the Chaffees had their full share. 

From "Miss Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer," in a history of the 
town of Berkshire by the late Hon. Stephen Royce, the following sketch of " The 
Chaffee Family " is taken: 

" As early as A. D. 1803 or '04, the town became strongly reinforced by the ar- 
rival of Mr. Comfort Chaffee from Clarendon, Vt. He settled in the N. W. part of 
the town, on the road leading north from the present W. Berkshire village, and soon 
had a handsome and productive farm, with good buildings. For several years he 
kept a tavern, which was the quiet and safe retreat of the traveler. Most of his sons 
were then minors, but in due time they were active and energetic men, settling as 
permanent inhabitants of the town. Nearly all of them became substanial farmers, 
at the same time participating actively and usefully in the offices and business of 
the town. One was long a proprietor and conductor in the works on Pike River falls 
at West Berkshire, especially the excellent grist-mill which was run there; whilst 
another, in addition to the management of his fine and valuable farm on that stream, 
was a successful merchant, and discharged the duties of a magistrate. Jasper Chaf- 
fee, Esq., the person here alluded to, has lately deceased, after having lived several 
years in comparative retirement, enjoying the comforts of a highly respectable old 
age. In short, the town of Berkshire is not a little indebted to the energy and perse- 
verance of the Chaffees for her advance in wealth and improvements — although, 
contrasted with the progress of communities more centrally and fortunately located, 
that advance has been moderate and limited." 

"The Chaffee Genealogy" says of Comfort Chaffee, "He was very fond of 
horses and always owned some of the best. He seems to have been something of a 



COMFORT CHAFFEE— SIXTH GENERATION. 17 

pioneer in Berkshire, as he was the first tavern-keeper, and drove the first pair of 
horses and first double vragon ever used in town." It is related that this double wagon 
attracted a good deal of attention, and was for a time quite a curiosity. The tavern 
which Comfort Chaffee owned and managed was on his home place. This was on the 
highway leading north from West Berkshire to Frelighsburg, Que., a road much 
traveled in early days. Comfort Chaffee was succeeded as tavern-keeper by his son, 
John Chaffee, who afterward moved the main part of the tavern across the highway 
to the eastern side, and built a substanial two-story brick farm-house on the site of 
the tavern. The old tavern is still standing, and the ell part of the tavern forms 
the ell part of the present farm-house. As Comfort Chaffee erected this tavern some 
years before he died in 1828, it must be nearly or quite one hundred years old. 

Comfort and Lucy Chaffee were members of the Baptist church, and were persons 
of strong religious tendencies. Through the kindness of Mrs. Hoji; Burt (See No. 
151) the writer is in possession of two books that were owned by Comfort Chaffee. 
The first, entitled " Heart's Ease in Heart-Trouble," is by John Bunyan, author of 
" Pilgrim's Progress." It was printed in " Brattleborough " in 1813. The inscrip- 
tion on the fly-leaf reads, 

"Comfort Chaff ees 

Book Bought 

in 1815 

" If I this Book should lend 

& you this Book should borough 

pray read it threw to Day 

& send it hom tomorrow ' ' 

The other book is " The Life and Character of the Late Reverend, Learned and 

Pious Mr. Jonathan Edwards." It was printed in 1804, and the inscription on the 

fly-leaf reads, 

' ' Comfort Chaffees 
Book Berkshire 
July the 15 1820" 

In the year before Comfort Chaffee's death, he gave one dollar toward a fund for 
new buildings for the University of Vermont, Burlington, as appears by the following 
receipt now in the possession of A. B. Chaffee, Jr., of Montreal: 

"This certifies that Comfort Chafee, one of the friends and patrons of the 
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, has paid the sum of one dollar, for the benefit 
of the Corporation of the University of Vermont, to be appropriated in the erection 
of new college buildings; for which he is entitled to the thanks of the Corporation, 
and of a liberal public. 

"1827. 

" Received by Elijah Phelps, Agent." 

In these days when educational institutions depend largely on multi-millionaires 
for endowments it seems singularly " slow " to think of a fund raised from the com- 
mon people by subscriptions of one dollar or more each. 

Mrs. Lucy S. Chaffee (No. 52) now living at the age of 89 years, remembers her 
grandfather. Comfort Chaffee, who died when she was five and one-half years of age. 
She describes him as a short, thick-set man with light complexion, blue eyes and 
sandy hair. She can recall how he used to sit in his chair, grasping the head of his 
cane with both hands, his head bowed over and his forehead resting on his hands. 
Lucy (Stow) Chaffee, wife of Comfort, is said to have been a stout woman, not 
very tall, fair complexion and blue eyes. Blue eyes and light hair, with a fair com- 
plexion, is the rule among the decendants of Comfort and Lucy Chaffee, although 
there are some exceptions. In stature they are usually short to medium, and inclined 
in many cases to be rather stout. No pictures or likenesses of either Comfort or Lucy 
Chaffee are to be found, and doubtless none were ever taken. 



18 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

After disposing of his real estate, making his will, and retiring from active life, 
Comfort Chaffee lived only one and one-half years. Ivucy, his wife, however, lived 
on for seventeen years and one month after his death, and lacked but a few weeks of 
being 87 years old when she died. She was stricken with paralysis four or five years 
before her death, her speech was affected so that she could not readily make herself 
understood, and she was confined to her bed, being more helpless than an infant. 
The care of her was a great burden, and her son, John Chaffee, and his wife gave her 
loving care, and dearly earned the property they received in exchange for the life 
lease to Comfort and I^ucy. 

This chapter deals almost wholly with Comfort Chaffee, and but little is said of 
his wife. It needs the vivid imagination of the poet or novelist, rather than the 
matter-of-fact style of the narrator, to portray properly the life of such pioneer 
women as the wife, daughter and daughters-in-law of Comfort Chaffee, women who 
had to do not only their housework and care for a large family, but who must also 
spin the yarn, weave the cloth and make the clothing for these large families. If 
there was a carpet on the floor of the best room, or rugs in any part of the house, they 
were hand made by the mother. In addition to all such duties, these hard-working 
women sometimes added to the meagre income by weaving cloth for other families. 
Truly, theirs was a life of hard toil. " The Pioneer Farmer's Wife " is pictured by 
Roscoe Brumbaugh, in " The Youth's Companion," as follows: 

" She never murmured at her lot, 

'Twas toil and spin the whole day through; 

From that rough path she wandered not. 
For better things she never knew. 

" Though borne down with a world of care, 
And though her life was edged with gray. 

She never asked that skies be fair, 

But scattered smiles along the way. 

" Of daily duties to be done, 

A slave and drudge from morn till night. 
Her lot seemed all a thankless one. 

Since from her toil came no respite. 

" But after all, she may have seen 

Some ray of hope no other knew; 
A song, a star, a world of green— 

The secret of her faith come true." 

After the settlement in Berkshire, all of Comfort Chaffee's sons remained in 
town the rest of their lives, except that Aaron S. Chaffee sold his Berkshire farm, 
June 1, 1857, and removed to Westfield, Orleans county, Vt., where he lived until 
death, and Elijah Chaffee passed a few of the last years of his life in South Stukely, 
Que., with his daughter, Mrs. Jenne. The daughter, lyucy (Chaffee) Kendall, passed 
the larger part of her married life in the adjoining town of Enosburg. For fifty-five 
years after Comfort Chaffee moved his family to Berkshire, his children and grand- 
children remained in Berkshire, the adjoining town of Enosburg, or just across the 
Canadian boundary line in St. Armand, except that Reuben's son, Ithamar S. Chaf- 
fee, Elijah's son, Horace E. Chaffee, Aaron's son, Sylvester A. Chaffee, and three of 
Lucy's children, lyucy (Kendall) Thurber, Aaron Kendall and William Kendall, 
had emigrated to Wisconsin; Jasper's daughter, Hannah F. (Chaffee) Beemau, had 
removed to New York state; Aaron's daughter, Elvka R. (Chaffee) Redding had 
removed to Massachusetts, and a few other grandchildren had married and settled in 
other northern Vermont towns. Though the Berkshire Chaff ees were isolated from 
their Chaffee relatives in Rutland county, Vt., and in Rehoboth, Mass., and 
had but little knowledge of such relatives, or of their Chaffee ancestry, yet nearly all 



COMFORT CHAFFEE— SIXTH GENERATION. 19 

lived in one community for such a long time that each kept a knowledge of all of the 
other members of this branch which is rarely found in families where the descendants 
are so numerous. 

Comfort and Ivucy Chaffee, with the other heirs of David Stow, settled a quit- 
claim in Worcester, INIass., June 10, 1813. In a list of Revolutionary pensioners in 
1840 appears the name of Lucy Chaffee, aged 82 years, living with her son, John 
Chaffee. This pension was secured largely through the efforts of her youngest son, 
Aaron S. Chaffee. 

Comfort Chaifee made his ^dll, Aug. 26, 1826, but this will was never probated, 
neither is there a record in the office of the Probate Court at St. Albans, Vt., of any 
settlement of his estate. The writer has been unable to learn why this will was not 
probated, or some settlement of the estate made. It may be that the property was 
di\'ided, by mutual consent of the legatees, in accordance with the terms of the will. 
This ^nll is now in the possession of Mr. A. B. Chaffee, of Montreal, having been 
found with many other interesing old papers in a trunk left by his grandfather, 
Jasper Chaffee, son of Comfort Chaffee. The full text of the will follows: 

" In the name of God, Amen. I, Comfort Chaifee of Berkshire in the County 
of Franklin & State of Vermont being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind 
& memory do make & publish this my last ^^ ill and testament in manner & form 
following that is to say I give to ni}' beloved \vite Liucy Chaffee all my Household 
furniture 

I give to my son Reuben Chaffee one Note of the sum of one hundred dollars signed 
by John Chaffee & payable in neat Cattle 

I give to my daughter L/Ucy Kendall one note of the sum of one hundred dollars 
signed by John Chaffee & payable in neat Cattle 

I give to Jasper Chaffee my son one note of the sum of one hundred dollars signed 
by John Chaffee & payable in neat Cattle 

I give to my son Warren Chaffee one note of the sum of one hundred dollars signed 
by John Chaffee & payable in neat Cattle 
I give to my son John Chaffee one dollar 
I give to m\' son Elijah Chaffee one dollar 

I also give to my son Aaron Chaffee one note of the sum of one hundred dollars 
signed by John Chaffee & payable in neat Cattle 

& lastly as to the rest residue & remainder of my estate of what kind or naturesoever 
I give to be equally Divided between my children Reuben Chaffee Lucy Kendall 
Jasper Chaifee Warren Chaffee John Chaffee Elijah Chaffee & Aaron Chaffee 

" I hereby appoint Jasper Chaffee sole executor of this my last vnW & testament 
hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I do hereunto set 
my hand & seal this 26th day of August AD 1826 

' ' Signed sealed published & declared by tiie above 
named Comfort Chaffee to be his last will 
& testament in presence of us who have 
hereunto wrote our names as witnesses 
in the presence of the testator ' ' 

(signed) 

Jonas Green 
Aaron Spicer 
Harvev Clark 



Comfort and Ivucy Chaffee are buried in the cemetery near the village of West 
Berkshire. Here, also, are buried their sons, Nathaniel, Reuben, Jasper, Comfort, Jr., 
John and Elijah, with the wife of Reuben, the first wife of Jasper, the wife of Com- 
fort, Jr., and John, the two wives of Elijah, and the second wife of Warren; also, 
their daughter, Lucy, and husband, Seth Kendall. Warren and his first wife are 
buried in the cemetery south of Berkshire Center, and Aaron and wife are buried in 
a cemetery in Westfield, Vt. In this West Berkshire cemetery are buried many of 




20 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

the grandchildren of Comfort and lyucy Chaffee, together with their husbands and 
wives, children, grandchildren, etc. The list of descendants of Comfort Chaffee 
buried in this cemetery is a long one, and is probably larger than the number of 
persons buried therein who are descended from any other settler of Berkshire. In 
the cemetery at Berkshire Center are also buried many Chaffees and Chaffee descend- 
ants. The inscriptions on the tombstones of Comfort and Lucy Chaffee read as follows: 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Mr. Comfort Chaffee L,UCY 

who was born March wife of 

9, 1756, COMFORT CHAFFEE, 

and died Feb'y 23, who was born April 30, 

1828, aged 71 years 1758, & departed this life 

11 months & 15 days. March 23, 1845, 

His native place was aged 86 years, 10 mos, 

Rehoboth, Massachusetts. & 23 days. 

Children: 
+ 2 i Nathaniel^ Chaffee, b. Feb. 22, 1783, (prob.) in ornear Adams, Mass.; 

m. Polly Hibbard. 
4-3 ii Reuben Chaffee, b. Jan. 23, 1785, (prob.) Clarendon, Vt.; m. Sally 

Danforth. 
4- 4 iii Ivucy Chaffee, b. Jan. 3, 1787, Clarendon; m. Seth Kendall. 
-1-5 iv Jasper Chaffee, b. Oct. 4, 1789, Rutland, Vt.; m. (1) Hannah Burleson; 

(2) Clara H. Tracy, 
-f- 6 V Comfort Chaffee, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1792, Clarendon; m. Priscilla Danforth. 
-1-7 vi Warren Chaffee, b. April 24, 1794, Clarendon; m. (1) Sally Burleson; (2) 

Prutia Hildreth. 
-f 8 vii John Chaffee, b. July 12, 1796, Clarendon; m. Mrs. Priscilla (Danforth) 

Chaffee. 
+ 9 viii Elijah Chaffee, b. Nov. 5, 1799, (prob.) Clarendon; m. (1) Electa ly. 

Rood; (2) Julia R. Comings. 
-i-10 ix Aaron Stowe Chaffee, b. Aug. 18, 1802, Berkshire; m. Polly W. Hill. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

2 Nathaniel " Chaffee, (Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan, ^Nathaniel,'-' 
Thomas') b. Feb. 22, 1783, (prob.) Adams, Mass.; d. July 24, 1821, Berkshire, 
Vt.; m. Polly Hibbard. Nathaniel Chaffee was a farmer, and bought of his father, 
Comfort Chaffee, April 13, 1804, fifty acres of land, the eastern part of lot No. 11, in 
Berkshire, for $100. On the following day, April 14, Nathaniel Chaffee gave to his 
father, for $200, a quit-claim deed of "all my right, title, Interest, claim or demand 
to any estate, either real or personal, of the aforesaid Comfort, his heirs, executors & 
administrators by virtue of heirship & do by these presents bind myself, my heirs, 
executors & administrators to ever quitclaim to him the sd Comfort his heirs exe- 
cutors & administrators all my right, title, interest, claim or demand to the above 
mentioned premises." This deed was not recorded on the town records until June 
11, 1822, nearly a year after Nathaniel's death. It was probably recorded then as a 
precaution against Nathaniel's widow claiming a share of Comfort Chaffee's estate. 
Nathaniel Chaffee sold this same land to Davis Watton, Jr., Sept. 4, 1809, for $600, 
the deed of which is signed by Nathaniel Chaffee and Polly Chaffee, indicating that 
Nathaniel was married some time before this date. Mr. Watton did not keep this 
land long, as he sold it back to Nathaniel Chaffee, Dec. 19, 1809, for the same price, 
$600. On Sept. 21, 1814, Nathaniel Chaffee sold to "Henry Green of Clarendon," 
for 5300, fifty acres of land in the eastern part of lot No. 11. Why he should sell 
this land in 1809 for twice as much as in 1814 does not appear. In the grand list of 
Berkshire for 1804, Nathaniel Chaffee's Hst is given as $38.00, and in 1805 as $45.25, 
showing an increase in taxable property. The grand list record for other years is not 
repeated here. Nathaniel Chaffee's recorded ear mark for cattle was a "Swallow's 
tail on the end of the right Ear, recorded March 21st 1811." But little is known of 
Nathaniel Chaffee, but some of the older grandchildren of his brothers say that they 
have heard it said of " Uncle Nat" that he lived unhappily with his wife, that he 
once said that if he did not get a divorce from ' ' that woman ' ' soon he hoped God 
Almighty would give him one; and that he died not long after. He is buried in the 
West Berkshire cemetery. His brother Jasper Chaffee, was administrator of his 
estate. As far as known no portrait or likeness of Nathaniel Chaffee was ever taken. 
No children were born to Nathaniel Chaffee. After his death, his -nndow married (2) 
a Mr. Stimson, and had two children. 

3 Reuben ' Chaffee, (Comfort,*' Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel, •» Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas') b. Jan. 23, 1785, (prob.) Clarendon, Vt.; d. Oct. 8, 1842, Berkshire, 
Vt. ; m. Sept. 27, 1807, in Berkshire, by Elam Jewett, justice of the peace, to Sally 
Danforth, dan. of William "^ Danforth, of Billerica, Mass., (William,^ Jonathan,'* 
Samuel, 2 Jonathan, ^ Nicholas' ) and Priscilla (Hoadley) Danforth, b. March 20, 
1783, Fitchburg, Mass., d. June 10, 1873, Berkshire. She was a sister of Priscilla 
Danforth who was successively the wife of Reuben Chaffee's brothers, Comfort and 
John Chaffee. For a brief sketch of the Danforth family, see a chapter in the latter 
part of this work. The Berkshire records show that Reuben Chaffee was among the 
persons who took the freeman's oath, Sept. 2, 1806. On Aug. 22, 1807, but a few 
weeks before his marriage, he bought of his father. Comfort Chaffee, fifty-fovu" acres 
of land in lots Nos. 3 and 6, for $200. By two deeds, on Sept. 3, 1813, and March 19, 
1814, one for $125 and one for $100, Reuben Chaffee bought of his brother, Jasper 
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1810. This gave Reuben the title to nearly all of lot No. 3. The record of ear marks of 
cattle gives "Chaffee, Reuben. Swallows tail on the end of the left Ear, recorded 
May 31st 1810 " Reuben Chaffee was a farmer, and his farm was directly north of 
his father's farm, and on the highway leading to Frelighsburg, Que. It adjoined 
Canada on the north. After Reuben Chaffee's death his farm was owned by his son, 
Samuel L. Chaffee, and is now owned by Reuben's grandson, Cortes S. Chaffee, 
who resides thereon. Reuben Chaffee was a stout man, becoming very corpulent in 
his last years. He died of dropsy, and is buried in the West Berkshire cemetery. 
No portrait or likeness of Reuben Chaffee remains, but a picture of his wife is given 
in this book. His will was admitted to probate in St. Albans, Vt., Oct. 26, 1842. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Juliana « Chaffee, b. Dec. 30, 1808; m. William Covey. 

Sally Chaffee, b. Jan. 30, 1810; d. Dec. 27, 1811, Berkshire. 

Samuel L/uther Chaffee, b. Sept. 3, 1812; m. Ursula S. Janes. 

Reuben Chaffee, Jr., b. March 31, 1814; m. Lucv C. Brice. 

Washington Chaffee, b. Aug. 12, 1815; m. (1) Rachel Brice; (2) Mrs. 

Pruella (Janes) Silloway. 
Jane Chaffee, b. July 24, 1818; m. Alexander Armstrong. 
Albert Chaffee, b. May 25, 1820, m. (1) Nancy C. Brice; (2) Mrs. Ivucy S. 

(Chaffee) Woodworth. 
Sally Miranda Chaffee, b. July 6, 1822; m. John Armstrong. 
William Henry Chaffee, b. Dec. 20, 1824; d. Jan. 25, 1842, Berkshire, by 

loss of blood from a cut in one leg while chopping in the woods. 
+20 X Ithamar Stowe Chaffee, b. Feb. 3, 1827; m. (1) Eliza^Hall; (2) Louisa M. 

Wright. 

4 Lucy ' Chaffee, (Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,'* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, -' 
Thomas ') b. Jan. 3, 1787, Clarendon, Vt.; d. Aug. 3, 1863, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Jan. 
2, 1806, in Berkshire, Vt., by Chester Weld, justice of the peace, to Seth Kendall, 
son of Capt. William ^ Kendall, of Franklin, Vt., ( Ebenezer,^ Jacob, ^ Francis ^ ) b. 
Oct. 13, 1779, (prob.) Salisbury, Vt., d. Jan. 25, 1846, West Berkshire, Vt. For a 
sketch of the Kendall family, see a later chapter in this work. Seth Kendall was a 
carriage maker, and also he was for several years engaged in various manu- 
facturing industries at Enosburg Falls, Vt., wnth his brother, Samuel Kendall. The 
greater part of the married life of Seth and L/Ucy (Chaffee) Kendall was passed in 
Enosburg Falls, but in later life they moved to West Berkshire village, where Seth 
died. Lucy lived with her daughter, Polly (Kendall) Burt, about a mile below 
Enosburg Falls and in the edge of the town of Sheldon, Vt., dying there in 1863. 
A picture of Ivucy (Chaffee) Kendall is given in this work, but it is believed that no 
picture or likeness of Seth Kendall was ever taken. The births of the oldest four 
children of Seth and Lucy Kendall are recorded on the town records of Berkshire, 
but a diligent inquiry among the older living grandchildren of Seth and Lucy 
leads to the belief that all of their children were born in Enosburg Falls, as no one 
remembers of hearing anything said of their living in Berkshire during early married 
life. No record of children's births was found on the Enosburg town records. 

Children, probably all born in Enosburg Falls: 

Lucy ** Kendall, b. Sept. 10, 1806; m. Russell Thurber. 
Seth Kendall, Jr., b. Feb. 6, 1808; m. Pollv M. Burt. 
Polly Kendall, b. Sept. 24, 1809; m Arnold Burt. 
Anna Kendall, b. Sept. 18, 1811; m. Nathan Chadbourn. 
Aaron Kenall, b. (about) 1813; m. Anna D. Williams. 
Phcebe Kendall, b. Oct. 11, 1815; m. Samuel Hicks. 
Nathan Kendall, b. May 5, 1819; m. Eliza G. Emerv. 
Matildia Silva Kendall, b. Nov. 14, 1820; m. Silas W. Noble. 
Aurilla Kendall, b. March 24, 1823; m. Solomon Marsh. 
William Kendall, b. July 13, 1824; m. Helen J. Galusha. 



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CLARA H. (Tracy) CHAFFEE. 



HANNAH (Burleson) CHAFFEE. 



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5 Jasper ' Chaffee, (Comfort, « Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas ' ) b. Oct. 4, 1789, Rutland, Vt.; d. July9, 1867, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) Nov. 4, 
1810, in Berkshire, by Elam Jewett, justice of the peace, to Hannah Burleson, dau. of 
John Burleson, ' 'of Providence, R. I. , " and sister of the first vnie of his brother, War- 
ren Chafiree, b. July 17, 1790, Pownal, Vt., d. Aug. 21, 1854, Berkshire; (2) April 28, 
1856, in Enosburg, Vt., by Elder Bryant, to Clara H. Tracy. (No record of her 
birth, death or parentage could be found by the compiler.) Jasper Chaffee was first 
a farmer, and on Nov. 7, 1810, he bought of his father, Comfort Chaffee, fifty acres 
of land in lot No. 3, for S200. This land adjoined the Canadian boundary line and 
was immediately west of the farm of his brother, Reuben. Jasper built a house on 
the west side of the highway and only thirty or forty yards from the international 
boundary line. The place where the cellar was dug can yet be seen. There is a 
tradition that on the day when one of Jasper's children was born a party of Indians, 
returning from a trip into Vermont, stopped at this house and demanded food. This 
was set before them, and these Indians ate all of the cooked food in the house. 
When they started on their journey, the Indians lined up at the boundary and fired a 
salute. This frightened the family verj- much for a time, but it proved to be a 
custom of the Indians when they passed the boundary, the imaginary line being held 
in a kind of awe or reverence by them. Jasper sold this place to his brother, Reuben 
Chaffee, by two deeds, dated Sept. 3, 1813, and March 19, 1814, for $225. The first 
recorded ear mark for Jasper Chaffee's cattle was "a square crop off the right ear 
and a slit in the end of both," recorded Nov. 6, 1813. He may have bought the 
cattle belonging to his brother, Nathaniel Chaffee, after the latter's death, as we find 
recorded on Oct. 18, 1822, "Jasper Chaffee's earmark, a swallow's tail on the end 
of the right ear," which had been Nathaniel's ear mark. Jasper Chaffee was quite a 
land owner, the most valuable farm property that he owned being what has been 
called ' ' the Yaw farms ' ' on the Pike river between West Berkshire and Berkshire 
Center. At the time that Jasper Chaffee owned these farms they were estimated to be 
worth $20,000. They are now owned by Dwight E.Weld, (See No. 196) and Oscar 
Bowen. Later in life Mr. Chaffee was the leading merchant of West Berkshire for 
many years, and did a large business for a country \-illage. He accumulated a con- 
siderable property for those days. His youngest son, Azro B. Chaffee, was executor 
of his estate. Jasper and Hannah (Burleson) Chaffee are buried in the West 
Berkshire cemeter}'. Pictures of Jasper Chaffee and his two wives are given in this 
work. 

Children, by first wife, born in Berkshire: 

Anna « Chaffee, b. Sept. 18, 1811; m. Guv Clark. 

Evaline Chaffee, b. Feb. 18, 1813; d. Aug. 17, 1825, Berkshire. 

Nathaniel Chaffee, b. Oct. 20, 1815; d. Jan. 13, 1820, Berkshire. 

Hannah Fidelia Chaffee, b. Jan. 20, 1818; m. Rev. James Madison Beeman. 

Cordelia Chaffee, b. April 23, 1820; m. Ebenezer Weld. 

Jasper Chaffee, Jr.. b. Dec. 23, 1822; m. Sarah Kemp. 

Mary Matilda Chaffee, b. Aug. 19, 1825; m. Stephen McCarty. 

Azro Buck Chaffee, b. April 4, 1830; m. Miriam Jane Foster. 

6 Comfort ' Chaffee, Jr., (Comfort,'' Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, - Thomas 1 ) b. Feb. 8, 1792, Clarendon, Vt.; d. Dec. 17, 1813, Berkshire, 
Vt.; m. Oct. 27, 1811, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Moses Wares, to Priscilla Danforth, 
dau. of William "^ Danforth, (V/illiam, ' Jonathan, ^ Samuel, ^ Jonathan, ^ Nicholas ' ) 
and Priscilla (Hoadley) Danforth, of Billerica, Mass. , and sister of Sally Danforth, 
wife of his brother, Reuben Chaffee, b. Aug. 28, 1790, Hartland, Vt., d. March 1, 
1880, Berkshire. See a sketch of the Danforth family later in this work. Comfort 
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fee, for $200, forty acres of land in the western part of lot No. 11, the lot on which his 
brother, Nathaniel, owned fifty acres in the eastern part. The estate of Comfort 
Chaffee, Jr., was settled by his older brother, Reuben, the widow waiving her rights 
as administratrix. The real estate was divided between the widow and father. After 
the death of Comfort Chaffee, Jr., Mrs. Priscilla (Danforth) Chaffee, married (2) 
John Chaffee, his younger brother. (See No. 8,) Comfort Chaifee quit-claimed to 
his son, John Chaffee, his part of this forty acres of land, so that John Chaffee and 
wife continued to own it. No picture or likeness of Comfort Chaffee, Jr., remains. 
He is buried in the West Berkshire cemetery. 
Child, born and died in Berkshire: 
39 i Comfort Chaffee, Jr., (a posthumous son) b. June 3, 1814; d. July 13, 1822. 

7 Warren '' Chaffee, (Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel^ 
Thomasi) b. April 24, 1794, Clarendon, Vt.; d. March 4, 1867, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) 
Oct. 9, 1814, in Berkshire, b}^ Harvey Clark, justice of the peace, to Sally Burleson, 
dau. of John Burleson, of Providence, R. I., and sister of the first wife of his brother, 
Jasper Chaffee, b. March 18, 1797, New Haven, Vt., d. April 20, 1855, Berkshire; (2) 
April 4, 1857, in Berkshire, by William C. Ellsworth, justice of the peace, to Prutia 
Hildreth, b. (about) 1800, d. Oct. U, 1888, "aged 88 years." (The compiler did 
not learn the ancestry of Prutia Hildreth.) Warren Chaffee was a farmer . On June 
15, 1815, he bought of William J. Smith, for $300, the lot of land in the first division 
of Berkshire, " drawn to the right of Erastus Sergeant." He sold this lot to his 
uncle, Silas Stow, Oct. 2, 1818, for $400. This was lot No. 13, and adjoined lot No. 
12 on the south and lot No. 20 an the north, lots of land bought wholly or in part by 
his father. Comfort Chaffee, in 1818. Warren Chaffee bought of Darius Adams, Nov. 
14, 1818, for $500, the lot of land " drawn to the right of Hezekiah Parmalee," and 
the same day gave back a mortgage for $500. This was lot No 53 in the first division, 
and was in the southern part of the town, about two miles from Berkshire Center, on 
the highway leading to Enosburg Falls. Here Warren Chaffee lived the remainder 
of his life, and the farm passed to his oldest son, Harmon Chaffee, and is now owned 
by Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Brigham, of Bakersfield, Vt. , Mrs. Brigham being a daughter 
of Harmon Chaffee. (See No. 214.) In the Berkshire records is found "Chaffee 
Warren's Ear mark three slits in the right ear Reed & recorded " Warren Chaffee 
served as a private in the War of 1812, and was captured and held a prisoner for six 
months. He received one hundred and sixty acres of land from the government for 
his ser\dces. Pictures of Warren Chaffee and his second wife are given in this work. 
It is not known that any picture of his first wife. Sail}' Burleson, was ever taken. 
Warren Chaffee and his first wife are buried in the Berkshire Center cemetery. His 
second wife is buried in the cemetery at West Berkshire. 

Children, by first wife, born in Berkshire: 
+40 i Harmon * Chaffee, b. March 9, 1817; m. vSarah Ann Stearns. 
+41 ii Stephen Burleson Chaffee, b. Feb. 10, 1819; m. Martha Shannon. 

42 iii Warren Chaffee, Jr., b. March 17, 1820; d. March 27, 1824, Berkshire. 
+43 iv Sally Chaffee, b. Nov. 16, 1822; m. Sidney D. Butler. 
+44 V Electa Althea Chaffee, b. Jan. 25, 1826; m. William H. Andrus. 
+45 vi Ruby Lucv Chaffee, b. June 1, 1828; m. William Prescott Ewins. 

46 vii John Chaffee, b. July 7, 1831; d. Jan. 9, 1892, Berkshire; Unm. 
+47 viii Nathaniel Chaffee, b. Nov. 19, 1833; m. Delia Ellsworth. 
+48 ix Cornelius Perness Chaffee, b. March 25, 1836; m. (1) Katherine Callon; 
(2) Ivenora M. Boyce. 

49 X Ezra Chaffee, b. June 18, 1839; d. Sept. 15, 1843, Berkshire. 

8 John ' Chaffee, (Comfort," Nathaniel, = Nathaniel,'* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas') b. July 12, 1796, Clarendon, Vt.; d. June 16, 1883, Berkshire, Vt.; m. 
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WARREN CHAFFEE. 



PRUTIA (Hildreth) CHAFFEE. 





JOHN CHAFFEE. 



PRISCILLA (Danforth) CHAFFEE 



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Comfort Chaflfee, Jr., (See No. 6) and sister of the wife of his brother, Reuben 
Chaffee. She was the daughter of William ^ Dan forth, (William,^ Jonathan,^ 
Samuel,'' Jonathan,- Nicholas') and Priscilla (Hoadley) Danforth, b. Aug. 28, 1790, 
Hartland, Vt., d. March 1, 1880, Berkshire. See a sketch of the Danforth family in 
the latter part of this work. John Chaflfee was a farmer. He bought land of his 
father, Comfort Chaffee, on Sept. 14, 1820, Nov. 5, 1822, and Aug. 26, 1826, the last 
of these purchases including the home farm of his father. John Chaflfee also succeeded 
his father as tavern-keeper, and he accumulated a comfortable property. He moved 
the main part of the old, one-story tavern across the highway to the east side, and 
built a substantial two-story brick farm house on the site. This farm is now owned 
and occupied by John Chaffee's son. Homer S. Chaffee. The town recor<ls have this 
entry, " John Chaffee's Ear mark a slanting crop off the upper side of the left ear, 
recorded Nov. 20th 1818." The record of these ear marks of cattle is of interest as 
showing the time when such persons became owners of cattle in numbers sufficient 
to require identification. John and Priscilla Chaffee cared for Comfort and Lucy 
Chaffee in the last years of the lives of the latter, for which they received $500 — a life 
lease executed Aug. 26, 1826. When John Chaffee was a small boy he put out one 
eye while playing with a penknife. Pictures of John and Priscilla Chaffee are given 
in this work. Their graves may be seen in the West Berkshire cemetery. 
Children, born in Berkshire: 

50 i Betsey Priscilla » Chaflfee, b. July 4, 1817; d. Jan. 10, 1827, Berkshire. 

51 ii Charles Chaffee, b. Dec. 28, 1820; d. July 20, 1822, Berkshire. 

+52 iii Ivucy Stowe Chaflfee, b. Aug. 5, 1822; m. (1) A. Hamilton Woodworth; (2) 

Albert Chaffee. 
53 iv Nancv H. Chaffee, b. Sept. 30, 1825; d. Feb. 25, 1872, Berkshire; Unm. 
4-54 V John Chaffee, Jr., b. Aug. 11, 1827; m. (1) Luthera Wheeler; (2)Almira 

Blake. 
+55 vi Homer Smith Chaffee, b. Feb. 17,1830; m. Mary R. Burleson. 
+56 vii James Chaffee, b. Dec. 13, 1832; m. Pamelia A. Livingston. 

9 Elijah ' Chaffee, (Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomasi) b. Nov. 5, 1799, (prob.) Clarendon, Vt.; d. April 16, 1869, South Stukley, 
Que.; m. (1) March 24, 1822, in Fletcher, Vt., to Electa L,. Rood, dau. of Briggs 
Rood, a Revolutionary soldier, b. Sept. 24, 1800, Fletcher, Vt., d. Sept. 25, 1824, 
Berkshire, Vt.; (2) Dec. 23, 1824. in Berkshire, by the Rev. Phineas Bailey, to Julia 
Robigne Comings, dau. of Samuel '' Comings (Benjamin,^ Samuel,^ John,'* John,^ 
John, 2 Isaac') and Lydia (Marsh) Comings, b. Nov. 17, 1803, Berkshire, d. Sept. 16, 
1884, South Stukely. A sketch of the Comings family is given later in this work. 
Elijah Chaflfee was first a farmer and afterward a miller. By two deeds, dated June 
11, 1822, and Aug. 26, 1826, he bought of his father, Comfort Chaflfee, for $400, about 
forty-four and one-half acres in lots Nos. 3 and 6, being land adjoining his father's home 
place on the north, and also near to and adjoining the farm of his brother, Reuben 
Chaffee. On the latter date, Elijah quit-claimed to Comfort his heirship for $100. 
On April 21, 1824, there is recorded " Elijah Chaffee's Ear mark a hole through the 
right and a slit out from it. ' ' Elijah Chaffee later removed to W^est Berkshire \nllage, 
and for many years conducted the grist mill on the falls there. He resided in Berk- 
shire the larger part of his life, but his last years were passed with his daughter, 
Mrs. Jenne, at South Stukely, Que. No picture of Elijah Chaffee's first \\ife 
remains, but pictures of Mr. Chaflfee and his second wife are given in this book. 
Elijah Chaffee and both of his wves are buried in the West Berkshire cemetery. 

Child, by first wife, born in Berkshire: 

+57 i Adeline « Chaffee, b. April 30, 1823; m. (1) Alonzo B. Currier; (2) William 
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Children, by second wife, born in Berkshire: 

58 ii Electa L. Chaffee, b. March 5, 1827; d. Dec. 8, 1829, Berkshire. 

59 iii Charles Chaffee, b. Oct. 9, 1828; d. Nov. 30, 1829, Berkshire. 

+60 iv Ivvdia Marsh Chaffee, b. Oct. 8, 1830; m. William Hubbard Hurlbut. 

4-61 V Horace Elijah Chaffee, b. March 3, 1832; m. Cynthia Jenne. 

+62 vi Harriet Eleanor Chaffee, b. June 7, 1834; m.' (1) Orlin W. Thompson; 

(2) Marcellus D. Williams. 
+63 vii Eliza Comings Chaffee, b. Aug. 24, 1836; m. N. Dorwin Jenne. 
+64 viii Julia Priscilla Chaffee, b. May 1, 1838; m. Nelson E. Benoit. 

10 Aaron Stowe ' Chaffee, (Comfort," Nathaniel,'"' Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,^ Na- 
thaniel, ^ Thomas!) b. Aug. 18, 1802, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Feb. 9, 1887, Westfield, Vt.; 
m. Feb. 26, 1823, in Enosburg, Vt., to Polly Whipple Hill, dau. of James Hill, Jr., a 
Revolutionary soldier, and Rebecca * (Elliot) Hill, (Jonathan,^ Jonathan, ^ Daniel ^ of 
Salem, Mass.) Polly W. Hill was born July 31, 1803, Williamstown, Vt., d. Feb. 20, 
1874, Westfield. Aaron S. Chaffee was a farmer. He bought of his father. Comfort 
Chaffee, on March 9, 1824, for $85, fifteen acres " more or less " in the lot of land in 
the first division of Berkshire, " drawn to the right of Isaac Woodruff." This was 
in lot No. 59. On July 23 of the same year, Aaron bought of his father the lot of 
land in the first division "drawn to the right of Charles Dibble, Jr.," for $175. 
This was lot No. 60, and was directly east of and adjoined lot No. 59. It also 
adjoined and was south of the lot owned by Aaron's brother, Warren Chaffee. Aaron 
Chaffee bought of Aaron Hoadley, on March 26, 1826, for $49, "about 19 acres and 
6 rods in the lot in the first division drawn to the right of Isaac Woodruff. ' ' This 
land adjoined the first purchase made by Aaron S. Chaffee, and was in lot No. 59. 
This latter lot was directly north of and adjoined the lot that Comfort Chaffee sold to 
William Danforth on Nov. 20, 1806. After marriage, Aaron S. Chaffee and wife lived 
for a short time with his father, Comfort Chaffee, and brother, Warren Chaffee, until 
their hoiise on the adjoining farm was completed. This farm was about two miles 
south of Berkshire Center on the highway leading to Enosburg Falls, and is now 
owned by C. R. Colpitts, but for more than fifty years has been known as the 
Spencer Stanhope farm. Under date of March 9, 1824, is recorded " Aaron Chaffee's 
ear mark a swallows tail in the right ear and a crop off the left." Aaron S. Chaffee 
sold to his son, James H. Chaffee, on June 1, 1857, his Berkshire home, and moved 
to Orleans county, buying a farm on Westfield " north hill " where he resided the 
remainder of his life. This latter farm passed to his youngest son, Bethuel M. 
Chaffee, by whom it is still owned and occupied. The longevity of the children of 
Aaron S. Chaffee and wife is rather remarkable for so large a family. None have 
died under the age of seventy years, and two have lived to be over eighty. All were 
married, and all bvit one had children who grew to adult age. Pictures of Mr. and 
Mrs. Chaffee appear in this work. Both Aaron S. Chaffee and wife are buried in a 
cemetery in Westfield. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Pollv Hill ■" Chaffee, b. Aug. 13, 1824; m. Ivucius B. Elliot. 
Comfort Chaffee, b. Feb. 17, 1826; m. Elizabeth B. Dyke. 
Elvira Rebecca Chaffee, b. May 6, 1828; ni. (1) S. Hamilton Redding; 

(2) I^ucius H. Wheeler. 
Ivovina Felton Chaffee, b. Feb. 22, 1830; m. Curtis Wheeler. 
Svlvester Aaron Chaffee, b. April 2, 1832; m. (1) Almeda A. Ewins; (2) 

Plantina O. Pitcher; (3) Mrs. Jean G. (Pocock) Sergei. 
James Hill Chaffee, b. Mav 14, 1834; m. Ivaura Wait. 
Ivovell Stowe Chaffee, b. Dec. 19, 1835; m. Emma F. Hitchcock. 
Ransom Nathaniel Chaffee, b. Nov. 22, 1837; m. Eunice Iv. Walker. 
Palmer Edson Chaffee, b. July 21, 1840; m. Elizabeth B. lyeach. 
Bethuel Merritt Chaffee, b. April 23, 1842; m. Alma H. Coburn. 
Philinda Amelia Chaffee, b. March 17, 1847; m. (1) W. Harry Ward; (2) 

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EIGHTH GENERATION. 

11 Juliana ^ Chaffee, (Reubeu/ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,'' Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas') b. Dec. 30, 1808, Berkshire, Vt.; d. May 31, 1883, Coventry, 
Vt.; m. early in the year 1825, to William Covey, who soon after deserted her. She 
lived in Berkshire, but after the marriage of her daughter to Benona Willey lived 
much with the daughter. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 
+76 i Emily ^ Covey, b. Dec. 29, 1825; m. Benona Willey. 

13 Samuel Luther ^ Chaffee, (Reuben,^ Comfort," Nathaniel,'^ Nathaniel,'* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,- Thomas ' ) b. Sept. 3, 1812, Berkshire, Vt.; d. July 7, 1882, 
Berkshire; m. May 21, 1835, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Peter Chase, to Ursula Selenda 
Janes, dau. of Ira and Precinda (Wright) Janes, b. Nov. 14, 1817, Richford, Vt., d. 
Aug. 17, 1891, Berkshire. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer and mechanic; resided on the 
farm formerly owned and occupied bj' his father, Reuben Chaffee, in the northern 
part of Berkshire, now owned and occupied by his son, Cortes S. Chaffee. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Ezra Janes ^Chaffee, b. Nov. 16, 1836; m. Marcella J. Whitney. 

Sally Precinda Chaffee, b. Sept. 6, 1838; d. Aug. 30, 1857, Berkshire. 

Matilda Selenda Chaffee, b. Oct. 9, 1840; m. Charles S. Moulton. 

Reuben Chaffee, b. June 21, 1843; m. Ermina N. Towle. 

Arthur FrankHn Chaffee, b. Aug. 22, 1848; m. (1) Mary P. McClarty; (2) 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Upstone) Nault. 
Adelia Jane Chaffee, b. Oct. 28, 1852; m. Edwin S. Clark. 
Cortes Sobeski Chaffee, b. Oct. 1, 1856; m. Frances H. Chaffee. 

14 Reuben ^ Chaffee, Jr., (Reuben," Comfort," Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, « Nathaniel, ^ Thomas ' ) b. March, 31, 1814, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Dec. 31, 1898, 
Albany, Vt.; m. Aug. 24, 1834, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Mr. Kilbourn, to lyucy 
Carpenter Brice, dau. of Alexander and l/ucy (Wilber) Brice, and sister of the wives of 
his brothers, Washington and Albert, b. Feb. 20, 1815, (prob.) St. Armand, Que., 
d. July 17, 1891, Albany. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer; removed from Berkshire to 
Albany in F'ebruary, 1866. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

+84 i Milo Lewis 9 Chaffee, b. April 6, 1835; m. (1) Eliza A. Stretton; (2) Ellen 
L. Way; (3) Cynthia S. Hogaboom. 

Susan Ermina Chaffee, b. Sept. 27, 1836; m. Gavin Alston. 

Sally Miranda Chaft'ee, b. Sept. 17, 1838; m. Uriah Dingman. 

Edna Alsina Chaffee, b. March 7, 1840; m. Hanson S. Burleson. 

William Henrv Chaffee, b. Dec. 27, 1841; m. Isabella Taylor. 

Albert Chaffee, b. Dec. 12, 1843; d. April 17, 1864, Berkshire. 
+90 vii Marilla Chaffee, b. Oct. 28, 1845; m. Ezra C. Butler. 
+91 viii Ducv Chaffee, b. Oct. 10, 1847; m. Hiram M. Jordan. 

92 ix Celiiia Chaffee, b. Jan. 26, 1849; d. Oct. 8, 1850, Berkshire. 
+93 X Fernando Cortes Chaffee, b. Nov. 2, 1851; m. Capitola Maxfield. 

15 Washington ^ Chaffee, (Reuben,^ Comfort," Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,'* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,- Thomas ' ) b. Aug. 12, 1815, Berkshire, Vt.; d. April 10, 1881, 
Berkshire; m. (1) Sept. 8, 1836, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Peter Chase, to Rachel 
Brice, dau. of Alexander and Ducy (Wilber) Brice, and sister of the wives of his 
brothers, Reuben and Albert, b. Jan. 25, 1813, Shrewsbury, Vt., d. Sept. 1, 1864, 
Berkshire; (2) Jan. 19, 1865, in St. Armand, Que. , by the Rev. Arnold L,. Arms, to 



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Mrs. Pruella (Janes) Silloway, dau. of Isaac and Zoa (Ayer) Janes, b. Feb. 9, 1830, 
St. Armand. After the death of Mr. ChafTee, Mrs. Chaffee m. (3) Charles Maynard 
(now deceased) and resides in Bakersfield, Vt. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer and always 
resided in Berkshire. He owned a farm in the northern part of the town, and a little 
east of where his father and brothers lived. He was familiarly known as Deacon 
Chaffee, being long a deacon in the Baptist Chm-ch. For twenty years he was a con- 
stable in Berkshire. 

Children, by first wife, born in Berkshire: 

Cordelia ^ Chaffee, b. June 3, 1837; m. Charles E. Ryder. 
Hanson Chaffee, (a twin) b. Aug. 14, 1838; m. Sarah P. Wheeler. 
Harry Chaffee, (a twin) b. Aug. 14, 1838; m. Theda Phelps. 
Cynthia Diana Chaffee, b. Dec. 31, 1842; m. I. Newton Janes. 
Laura Ivuthera Chaffee, b. June 5, 1845; m. Anthony St. John. 
Florence Chaffee, b. Sept. 7, 1850; m. Cassius Olmstead. 

16 Jane * Chaffee, (Reuben," Comfort,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas' ) b. July, 24, 1818, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Oct. 27, 1847, Brattleboro, 
Vt.; m. Sept. 3, 1837, in Berkshire, by Rev. Peter Chase, to Alexander Armstrong, 
son of Robert and Ann (Booth) Armstrong, and brother of the husband of her sister, 
Sally Miranda, b. Dec. 16, 1814, in Ireland, d. Dec. 23, 1901, St. Armand, Que. As 
the result of injuries to her head received in an accident, Mrs. Chaffee suffered from 
insanity the last of her life. After her death, Mr. Armstrong m. (2) Elizabeth Allen, 
by whom he had nine children. He was a farmer, and resided in St. Armand on a 
farm adjoining the Vermont boundary line, and also the Reuben Chaffee farm. 

Children, born in St. Armand: 

100 i Ann Eliza ^ Armstrong, b. April 15, 1838; d. Jan. 8, 1857, Abbotts 
Corner, Que. 
+ 101 ii Amelia Jane Armstrong, b. May 20, 1840; m. Robert Cook. 
+ 102 iii Martha Armstrong, b. March 12, 1842; m. George Colcord. 

103 iv William Nelson Armstrong, b. Sept. 17, 1843; d. March 3, 1846, St. 

Armand. 

104 v Infant son, b. Oct. 10, 1844; d. when a few days old. 

+105 vi William Alexander Armstrong, b. Feb. 8, 1846; m. Mary Ann Noble. 

17 Albert * Chaff ee, (Reuben,^ Comfort,*' Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan, ^ Na- 
thaniel, ^ Thomas ' ) b. May 25, 1820, Berkshire, Vt.; d. May 3, 1888, Berkshire; m. (1) 
Jan. 25, 1841, in Berkshire, by L/inus L/eavens, justice of the peace, to Nancy Colburn 
Brice, dau. of Alexander and L/Ucy (Wilber) Brice, and sister of the wives of his 
brothers, Reuben and Washington, b. March 10, 1821, Berkshire, d. Sept. 29, 1880, 
Berkshire; (2) Oct. 26, 1881, in Berkshire, by the Rev. William R. Puffer, to Mrs. 
Ivucy S. (Chaffee) Woodworth, b. Aug. 5, 1822, Berkshire. (See No. 52.) Mr. 
Chaffee was a farmer; resided in Berkshire on a farm southeast of and not far from 
that of his father, Reuben Chaffee. 

Children, by first wife, born in Berkshire: 

+ 106 i Harvey Allen » Chaffee, b. May 12, 1842; m. (1) Ellen M. Whitehead; 
(2) Adelia A. Whitehead; (3) Mrs. Edna M. (Phelps) Page. 
107 ii Dexter Brown Chaffee, b. Dec. 5, 1848; d. Dec. 20, 1850, Berkshire. 
+ 108 iii Bianca Green Chaffee, b. July 7, 1855; m. John J. McCarty. 

Three unnamed children died in infancy. 

18 Salljr Miranda * Chaffee, (Reuben," Comfort,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'' Jona- 
than, >* Nathaniel,- Thomas ' ) b. July 6, 1822, Berkshire, Vt.; d. April 2, 1886, Berk- 
shire; m. in 1842, to John Armstrong, son of Robert and Ann (Booth) Armstrong, and 
brother of the husband of her sister, Jane, b. Oct. 6, 1819, (prob.) in Ireland, d. Aug. 
21, 1881, Berkshire. Mr. Armstrong was a farmer; resided in the northern part of 
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Children, born in Berkshire: 

William H.» Armstrong, b. Nov. 27, 1842; d. Aug. 28, 1847, Berkshire. 
Orville Armstrong, b. Jan. 8, 1844; m. Ellen M. Carter. 
Marshall Armstrong, b. June 14, 1845; m. Alice L,. Chaffee. 
Cassius Henry Armstrong, b. May 18, 1847; m. Mary A. Brydges. 
Infant daughter, b. Feb. 18, 1849; d. March 11, 1849, Berkshire. 
Reuben C. Armstrong, b. May 22, 1850; m. Caroline M. Russell. 
Thankful Miranda Armstrong, b. Sept. 30, 1851; m. Ashley W. Wheelock. 
Albert Armstrong, b. April 13, 1853; went to California -when a young 

man; has not been heard from for many years. 
Florence Juliana Armstrong, b. Jan. 1, 1855; m. Hugh M. Bishop. 
Gardner Armstrong, b. Nov. 20, 1855; m. Alberta E. Chaffee. 
Homer Armstrong, b. Jan. 30, 1857; m. Katie A. Green. 
Oscar Armstrong, b. April 22, 1859; m. lyucy Ella Lang. 

20 Ithamar Stowe * Chaffee, (Reuben,' Comfort,*^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel, ■» Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ^ ) b. Feb. 3, 1827, Berkshire, Vt.; d. April 13, 1877. 
Newton, Wis.; m. (1) about 1846, to Eliza Hall, dau. of John and Abigail (Shepard) 
Hall, of Berkshire, b. March 7, 1846, (prob.) Berkshire, d. Oct. 27, 1894, Eldora, 
Iowa; (2) April 9, 1860, in Portage City, Wis., to Louisa M. Wright, dau. of 
Chauncey and Juliana (Standish) Wright, b. May 11, 1839, Brome county, N. Y. 
Mrs. Louisa M. Chaffee, resides at North Loup, Neb., and draws a pension as the 
widow of Ithamar S. Chaffee. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer; removed to Wisconsin 
about 1849, and resided in Newton and Richford, Wis., the latter town being named 
for Richford, Vt., by Jasper Lionel White, who lived in Richford and Berkshire, Vt., 
and emigrated to Wisconsin. Mr. Chaffee served in the Civil War, his record being 
as follows: 

" Ithamar S. Chaffee, Private in Company H, of the 11th Regiment of Wisconsin 
Infantry Volunteers, was enrolled on the 10th day of October, 1864, at Richford, 
Wis., for the term of one year, was mustered into the military service of the United 
States on the 10th day of October, 1864, at Madison, Wis.; in siege of Blakely, Ala., 
and mustered out with company on the 4th day of September, 1865, at Mobile, Ala. 
The records further show that said soldier when enlisted was 37 years of age, married, 
had dark eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, was 5 feet, 9 1-2 inches in height, and by 
occupation a farmer." 

Children, by first wife: 
121 i Julius Luther 9 Chaffee, b. Aug. 17, 1848, Berkshire, Vt.; d. April 30, 
1860, Newton, Wis. 
+122 ii John Ethel Chaffee, b. Nov. 2, 1849, Fon du lac. Wis.; m. Josephine R. 

Bassett. 
+ 123 iii Ella Chaffee, b. Nov. 8, 1853, Newton; m. Jarred Sweeney. 

21 Lucy » Kendall, (Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) b. Sept. 10, 1806, (prob.) Enosburg Falls, Vt., (birth 
recorded in Berkshire, Vt.); d. March 29, 1876, Portage, Wis.; m. Sept. 24, 1824, to 

Russell Thurber, son of Cromwell and — (Culver) Thurber, b. Sept. 13, 

1799, in New York state, d. June 13, 1875, in Sauk county, Wis. In answer to an 
inquiry regarding the ancestry of Cromwell Thurber, a correspondent in the gene- 
alogical department of ' ' The Boston Transcript " says: 

' ' Swansea records give one Cromell Thurber, whom I believe to be the 
Cromwell Thurber in question and whose name I believe was incorrectly recorded, as 
the son of Edward, Jr., ^ (Edward,'' Richard, ^ Edward, ^ John^). Cromell, who, I 
believe, was this same Cromwell, was born Feb. 13, 1765, in Swansea, Mass. 
Edward Jr.'s wife was Abigail Eddy. Edward** married Hopestill Luther. Edward'^ 

married Mercy , who after Edward ^ died, married John ^ Martin. Edward ^ 

married Margerit . John ' married Priscilla ." 

The correspondent doiibtless meant to say ' ' Richard ^ ' ' instead of ' ' Edward ^. ' ' 
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years after marriage; emigrated to Indiana about 1836, going overland, and about 
1839 removed to Dodge county, Wis. , using an ox team for the journey. On this trip 
one daughter, Matilda Thurber, died at the age of tliree years. Mrs. Thurber 
returned to Vermont for a visit in 1851, and her youngest child, George Thvu-ber, was 
born at Enosburg Falls during this visit. 

Children: 
+124 i Russell Hubbard ^ Thurber, b. June 11, 1825, St. Albans, Vt.; m. 

Margaret Beals. 
+125 ii Nathaniel Culver Thurber, b. Sept. 10, 1826, Enosbvu-g Falls, Vt.; m. 
Sarah Ann Knapp. 
126 iii Ruth Thurber, b. April 7, 1828; d. in infancy. 
+ 127 iv Edward Hiram Thurber, b. March 29, 1829, in or near Bakersfield, Vt.; 
m. Mary Ann Williams. 
128 V Abner Thurber, b. March 14, 1831; d. in infancy. 
+ 129 vi Olive Thurber, b. March 5, 1833, Enosburg Falls; m. Chauncey M. Hall. 
+ 130 vii Abner Thurber, b. Aug. 10, 1834, Enosburg Falls; m. Mrs.' Myra A. 
(Brown) Thurber. 

131 viii Matilda Thurber, b. April 14, 1836, (prob.) Enosburg Falls; d. when 

three years old. 

132 ix Seth Kendall Thurber, a twin, b. Nov. 15, 1840, Sugar Creek, Wis.; 

enlisted Sept. 25, 1862, Oshkosh, Wis., in Company K, 32d Regt. 

Wis. Inf. Vols., for three years; never heard from after Feb. 14, 1865. 
+133 X Lucy Chaffee Thurber, a twin, b. Nov. 15, 1840, Sugar Creek; m. Daniel 

D. Ford. 
+134 xi Alonzo Thurber, b. July 23, 1843, Walworth, Wis.; m. Rachel R. 

Dearholt. 
+135 xii Jasper Thvirber, b. July 23,1846, Richmond, Wis.; m. Myra A. Brown. 

136 xiii George Thurber, b. April 27, 1848, in Wisconsin; d. in infancy. 
+137 xiv George Thurber, b. May 30, 1851, Enosburg Falls; m. (1) Clara A. Ford; 

(2) Lemj'ra Van Brunt. 

22 Seth » Kendall, Jr., (Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,'' Jona- 
than,^ Nathaniel,- Thomas ' ) b. Feb. 6, 1808, (prob.) Enosburg Falls, Vt., (birth re- 
corded in Berkshire, Vt.); d. July 20, 1887, Enosbiirg Falls; m. (about) 1830, in Shel- 
don, Vt., to Polly M. Burt, dau. of Joseph and Phoebe (Crary) Burt, and sister of the 
husband of his sister, Polly, b. Oct. 11, 1810, Sheldon, d. June 6, 1890, Enosburg 
Falls. Mr. Kendall was a carriage maker; resided in Enosburg Falls. 

Children, born in EnosVjurg Falls: 

Philo Chamberlain ^ Kendall, b. Sept. 23, 1831; m. Miranda L. Marsh. 

Gratia Weld Kendall, b. Jan. 28, 1834; m. Francis H. Eldred. 

Ehzabeth Colton Kendall, b. July 18, 1836; m. John Fish. 

Milo Lewis Kendall, b. Nov. 25, 1838; m. Hannah B. Willey. 

Lucius Colton Kendall, b. July 22, 1840; m. (1) Jane A. Woodworth; (2) 

Clara Fassett. 
Alanson Ambrose Kendall, b. Nov. 13, 1842; m. Emma J. Irish. 
Burney James Kendall, b. Oct. 30, 1845; m. (1) Addie E. Hammond; 
(2) Emma E. Gahwiller; (3) Sarah J. Allen. 
+ 145 viii Henry Delos Kendall, b. April 8, 1848; m. Deda S. Hunt. 

23 Polly » Kendall, (Lucy ^Chafifee, Comfort, « Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,-' Thomas ' ) b. Sept. 24, 1809, (prob.) Enosburg Falls, Vt., (birth 
recorded in Berkshire, Vt.); d. Dec. 23, 1881, Sheldon, Vt., m. Jan. 6, 1831, in 
Sheldon, to Arnold Burt, son of Joseph and Phoebe (Crary) Burt, and brother of the 
wife of her brother, Seth, b. June 8, 1799, Sheldon, d. Sept. 10, 1876, Sheldon. 
Mr. Burt was a farmer; resided on the Burt homestead in Sheldon, about one mile 
from Enosburg Falls on the north side of the Missisquoi river. 

Children, born in Sheldon: 
+ 146 i Frankhn 9 Burt, b. Nov. 19, 1831; m. (1) Josephine M. Brown; (2) 
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+147 ii Arnold Burt, Jr., b. Feb. 18, 1834; m. (1) Susan P. Stanley; (2) Sarah 
h. Ball. 
148 iii Ivucy Ann Burt, b. Aug. 21, 1838; d. Aug. 1, 1843, Sheldon. 
+ 149 iv Solomon Marsh Burt, b. Nov. 18, 1843; m. Nellie A. Smith. 
+ 150 V Seth Kendall Burt. b. Oct. 21. 1846; m. Ruth E. Boutell. 
+ 151 vi Hoyt Burt, b. June 4, 1851; m. Lillis M. Powers. 

24 Anna^ Kendall, (Lucy ' Chaffee, Comfort.« Nathaniel, » Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,- Thomas ^ ) b. Sept. 18, 1811, (prob.) Enosburg Falls, Vt., (birth 
recorded in Berkshire, Vt.); d. June Z2, 1896, North Ferrisburg, Vt.; m. to Nathan 
Chadbourn, b. Aug. 18, 1805, d. Jan. 6, 18S6, North Ferrisburg. Mr. Chadbourn 
was a farmer; resided for a time in Canada, then in Enosburg, Vt., removing to 
North Ferrisburg in INIarch. 1875. 

Children, born in Dunham Center, Que.: 
+152 i Marv ^ Chadbourn, b. March 18. 1846; m. Artemus A. Ball. 
153 ii Infant son, b. Dec. 17, 1848; d. Jan. 1, 1849, Dunham Center. 

25 Aaron * Kendall, (Lucy ' Chaffee, Comfort," Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than,-' Nathaniel,- Thomas ^ ) b. (about) 1813, (prob.) Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. in 

Cordova, Minn.; m. to Anna D. Williams, dan. of Seth Eleazer and 

(Dunn) Williams, b. (prob.) in Franklin county, Vt., d. April, 1904, Cordova. Elea- 
zer Williams, the father of Mrs. Kendall, served in the war of 1812, enlisting from 
Bakersfield, Vt. His parents are said to have been natives of Wales, and he was born 
on board ship during their jovirney to America. Mrs. Kendall was a half sister of 
Mrs. Edward H. Thurber. (See No. 127.) Mr. Kendall was a farmer, and in Berk- 
shire, Vt., he resided on a farm in the north part of the town and just south of the 
farm of Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong. He emigrated to Wisconsin before 1850, 
and later removed to Minnesota. 

Children: 
+154 i Seth Allen ^ Kendall, b. Feb. 23,1839, (prob.) Berkshire; m. Mary 
E. Kalar. 
155 ii Lucv May Kendall, b. April 4, 1840, (prob.) Berkshire; d. Jan. 3, 1841. 
+ 156 iii Mer'ril Spalding Kendall, b. Sept. 11,1850, Columbus, Wis.; m. Kate 

I. Vail. 
+ 157 iv Royal Norman Kendall, b. Nov. 2, 1853, in Wisconsin; m. Matilda A. 
Thurber. 

26 Phebe * Kendall, (Lucy ' Chaffee, Comfort," Nathaniel, * Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than.s Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i ) b. Oct. 11, 1815, (prob. ) Enosburg Falls, Vt., d. April 9, 
1891, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 25. 1833, in Enosburg Falls, by Samuel Kendall, 
justice of the peace, to Samuel Hicks, b. Oct. 25, 1811, at Landrake, Eng., d. March 
14, 1899, West Berkshire. Mr. Hicks came to the United States from England in 
1830. He was a wheelwright; resided in Enosburg Falls for two years after marriage, 
then settled in West Berkshire. 

Children, born in West Berkshire: 
+ 158 i Mary Elizabeth ^ Hicks, b. Sept. 3, 1835; m. John Hammond. 
+159 ii John Wellington Hicks, b. Jan. 1, 1838; m. Junia Ann Butler. 

160 iii Martha Ann Hicks, b. July 16, 1840; d. May 2Z, 1841, West Berkshire. 
+ 161 iv Walter Scott Hicks, b. Aug. 4, 1843; m. Rosabel Johnson. 
+162 V B>Ton Gordon Hicks, b. Sept. 10, 1850; m. Carlotta E. Armstrong. 

27 Nathan « Kendall, (Lucy ' Chaffee, Comfort," Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,- Thomas i ) b. (about) May 5, 1819, (prob.) Enosburg Falls, Vt.; 
d. May 15, 1894, Enosburg Falls, (inscription on monument reads "aged 75 j^ears, 
10 days,"); m. Jan. 25, 1843, in Sheldon, Vt., to Eliza G. Emery, dau. of Thomas 
and Lydia (Emerson) Emery, b. (family records) July 25, 1817, d. Nov. 30, 1898, 
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Mr. Kendall was a wheelwTight; resided in Enosburg Falls. No children were born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Kendall, but they adopted a niece of Mrs. Kendall: — 

163 i Flora J. Kendall, b. Sept. 10, 1849, (family Bible record); d. May 9, 1875, 
Enosburg Falls, (inscription on monument reads "aged 24 years, 7 
months, 9 days,"); m. June 15, 1870, in Dunham, Que., by T. S. 
Phillips, to Dr. A. J. Darrah; resided in Enosbvu-g Falls; had one 
child, — 

Mertie Bell Darrah, b. Aug. 30, 1872, d. Dec. 7, 1891. 
Doctor Darrah m. (2) Dillian Stevens, who survives him and resides 
at Enosburg Falls in the house built and occupied by Nathan Kendall, 
and later by Doctor Darrah. 

28 Matilda Silva 8 Kendall, (Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* 
Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) b. Nov. 14, 1820, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. Jan. 26, 
1890, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Dec. 31, 1846, in Berkshire, Vt., by the Rev. Isaac J. 
Cressey, to Silas Austin Noble, son of Silas Watson and Daura (Barber) Noble, b. 
Aug. 7, 1821, Franklin, Vt., d. June 15, 1892, Fairfield, Vt. Mr. Noble was a farmer; 
resided in Berkshire, Sheldon, Jay, Enosburg and Fairfield. In Berkshire Mr. and 
Mrs. Noble lived on the road from West Berkshire to Enosburg Falls, in the last 
house in Berkshire. 

Children: 
+164 i Deforest Clark ^ Noble, b. Oct. 19, 1847, Berkshire; m. Jerushia Richards. 
+165 ii Willis Washington Noble, b. May 23, 1850, Berkshire; m. (1) Harriet 
Wright; (2) Emma M. Gould; (3) Bessie B. Austin. 
166 iii Hannibal Austin Noble, b. June 15, 1853, Berkshire; d. Feb. 12, 1856, 
Sheldon, Vt. 
+167 iv Mary Anna Noble, b. April 3, 1856, Sheldon; m. Edgar A. Clark. 
+168 V Jennievieve Noble, b. March 25, 1860, Jay, Vt.; m. (1) Wilson Billado; 
(2) Clayton H. Woodworth. 

29 Aurilla* Kendall, (Ducy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « Nathaniel, * Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas 1) b. March 24, 1823, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. Feb. 28, 
1899, Fairfax, Vt.; m. Feb. 22, 1843, to Solomon Marsh, son of Thomas and Polly 
(Stebbins) Marsh, b. March 15, 1818, d, Jan. 9, 1904, Melrose, Mass. Mr. Marsh 
was a farmer, and resided for many years in Fairfax; later he removed to Enosburg 
Falls for a time. 

Children, born (prob.) in Troy, Vt. : 
169 i Hannah Maria^ Marsh, b. April 24, 1850; d. March 25, 1892, Fairfax; m. 
to Dr. Hemy Whitford. 
+170 ii Charles Fremont Marsh, b. May 30, 1856; m. Ella F. Stevens. 

30 William 8 Kendall, (Ducy ^ Chaffee, Comfort.^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) b. July 13, 1824, either Enosburg Falls or West Berk- 
shire, Vt.; d. Aug. 24, 1869, Richford, Wis.; m. Dec. 9, 1847, Berkshire, Vt., to 
Helen Jane Galusha, dau. of William and Polly (Larabee) Galusha, b. Dec. 4, 1829, 
(prob.) Berkshire, d. May 17, 1903, Westfield, Wis. Mr. Kendall was a wagon- 
maker and blacksmith. For a few years after marriage he lived in the village 
of West Berkshire, Vt. , in what is known as "the Hicks house." In 
1855 he went to Wisconsin and settled in Newton; removed to Ivowell, Wis., in 
1863, and again removed, in 1866, to Richford, Wis., where he died in 1869. Mrs. 
Kendall "and children removed, in 1882, to Westfield, Wis. William Kendall served 
in the Civil War, his military record being as follows: 

" William Kendall, Private in Company M, of the first Regiment of Wisconsin 
Artillery Volunteers, was enrolled on the 31st day of August, at Columbus, Wis., for 
the term of one year, was musterd into the military service of the United States on 
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the 26 day of June 1865, at Washington, D. C. ; the records further show that said 
soldier when enlisted was 45 * years of age, had blue eyes, brown hair, light com- 
plexion, was 5 feet, 7 inches in height, and by occupation a wagonmaker." 

Children, the first two born in Berkshire, the last two in Newton: 

171 i Florence Jane » Kendall, b. Oct. 1, 1848; d. Sept. 22, 1850, Berkshire. 

172 ii George Washington Wellington Kendall, b. July 27, 1851; Unm; is a 

painter; resides in Westfield, Wis. 
+ 173 iii Charles Sumner Aaron Kendall, b. Oct. 14, 1857; m. L/ila B. Barker. 
+ 174 iv Florence Estelle Kendall, b. April 15, 1862; m. Antie Roller. 

31 Anna * Chaffee, (Jasper,^ Comfort,'' Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'' Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ^ b. Sept. 18, 1811, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Nov. 21, 1893, Berkshire; 
m. April 30, 1829, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Phineas Bailey, to Guy Clark, son of Har- 
vey and Phcebe (Chaplain) Clark, b. May 24, 1805, Berkshire, d. Aug. 30, 1869, Berk- 
shire. Mr. Clark was a farmer, and always resided in Berkshire. He was familiarly 
known as Deacon Clark, being long a deacon in the Baptist church. He was also for 
several years the town clerk of Berkshire. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Mary ''Clark, b. March 16, 1830; m. Joshua Booth. 

Emily Clark, b. Dec. 3, 1831; d. Aug. 11, 1834, Berkshire. 

Hanson Clark, b. July 1, 1836; m. C. Miranda Burleson. 

Guv Clark, Jr., b. April 18, 1840; m. Delia Hull. 

Harvey Clark, b. Feb. 14, 1842; d. March 3, 1847, Berkshire. 

Adelia Ann Clark, b. March 31. 1846; m. William C. Scofield. 

Gardner Aldis Clark, b. Aug. 6, 1849; d. May 16, 1850, Berkshire. 

34 Hannsih Fidelia * Chaffee, (Jasper," Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,^ Jona- 
than, « Nathaniel, ^ Thomas 1) b. Jan. 20, 1818, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Oct. 19, 1861, 
Manns\alle, N. Y.; m. May 19, 1841, (prob.) in Berkshire, by the Rev. Alvah Sabin 
(some records say the Rev. Peter Chase), to the Rev. James Madison Beeman, a 
widower, son of Joseph Beeman, Jr., b. Sept. 29, 1811, Fairfax, Vt., d. Sept. 24, 1875, 
Three Mile Bay, N. Y. Mr. Beeman was a Baptist minister; removed from Vermont 
to New York state in 1845. After the death of Hannah F. (Chaffee) Beeman, he 
m. (3) Mrs. Ann E. (Hall) Gardner, and had one son. 

Children: 

+ 182 i Jasper Chaffee » Beeman, b. March 24, 1842, Sutton, Que.; m. (1) Betsey 
E. Reynolds; (2) Catherine E. Guthrie. 

183 ii James Madison Beeman, Jr., b. May 2, 1844, (prob.) Swanton, Vt.; served 

in the Civil War, enlisting July 21, 1863, at Mannsville, N. Y., in 
Company D, 20th New York Volunteer Cavalry; d. of disease, Jan. 17, 
1864, (family records read Jan. 8) at Camp Getty, Va., said to be the 
first man that died out of his company. Unm. 

184 iii Evaline Cordelia Beeman, b. Jan. 15, 1847, (prob.) Malone, N. Y.; d. of 

diphtheria, April 23, 1863, Mannsville. 
+185 iv L/Ucas Azro Beeman, b. Nov. 7, 1848, Malone; m. Mary A. Remington. 
+ 186 v Hannah Fidelia Beeman, b. Dec. 24, 1849, Dickinson, N. Y.; m. Titus 

M. Carley. 

187 vi Ann Eliza Beeman, b. Dec. 7, 1851, Dickinson; d. of diphtheria. May 1, 

1863, Mannsville. 

188 vii Alvah Sabin Beeman, b. Nov. 17, 1853, Dickinson; d. March 23, 1876, at 

the home of his sister, Mrs. Carley, in Rodman, N. Y., having re- 
turned in the month of January from California where he passed a 
year in search of health. Unm. 

35 Cordelia ^ Chaffee, (Jasper,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,'* Jonathan,' 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) b. April 23, 1820, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Sept. 27, 1907, Berkshire; 
m. Dec. 16, 1841, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Peter Chase, to Ebenezer Weld, son of 

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Chester " Weld ( Moses, ^ John, ^ Joseph,'' John, ^ Joseph,- Edmund ^ ) and Mehetable 
(Pike) Weld, b. Nov. 5, 1814, Berkshire, d. Nov. 20, 1863, Berkshire. Mr. Weld 
was a farmer, and also conducted a saw mill at West Berkshire. After his death, 
Mrs. Weld was left with six children to bring up, and a saw mill and small farm to 
car» for. She cared for all with untiring energy and ambition, brought up the 
children, gave them a good education, kept the home until the children were all 
started in life, and left it to the oldest living son, after which she resided with her 
children, passing the last few years with the youngest son, Dwight E. Weld, where 
she died. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Emily Susan ^ Weld, b. Aug. 24, 1843; m. Clark Hull. 

Cassius Ebenezer Weld, b. Dec. 18, 1845; drowned, July 6, 1861, 

Berkshire. 
Lafayette Azro Weld, b. Dec. 29, 1847; m. Eunice M. Noble. 
Fernando Cortis Weld, b. Jan. 24, 1850; m. Mary A. Armstrong. 
Gracie Adelaide Weld, b. Nov. 7, 1854; d. Dec. 14, 1884, Berkshire. Unm. 
Julius Chester Weld, b. Feb. 9, 1856; m. Lucy L. Woodworth. 
Frederick Newton Weld, b. Oct. 12, 1858; d. Aug. 31, 1859, Berkshire. 
Dwight Eben Weld, b. Feb. 15, 1862; m. Adah I. Yaw. 

36 Jasper '^ Chaffee, Jr., (Jasper,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i ) b. Dec. 22, 1822, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Dec. 10, 1888, Erattlcboro, 
Vt.; m. March 18, 1845, in Frelighsburg, Que., by the Rev. James Reid, to Sarah 
Kemp, dau. of Anson and Delinda (Kelton) Kemp, b. May 1, 1824, d. May 9, 1894. 
Mr. Chaffee was a merchant and farmer; kept a general store at West Berkshire, Vt., 
for several years, and owned a farm on the road between West Berkshire and 
Frelighsburg, Que. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

+197 i Anson Jasper » Chaffee, b. Dec. 28, 1845; m. Alveretta S. Hakev. 

198 ii Hannah Jane Chaffee, b. July 14, 1848; Unm.; resides at No. '587 Broad- 
way, Providence, R. I. 
+199 iii Charles Stuart Chaffee, b. April 19, 1855; m. Elizabeth Allen. 
+200 iv Mary Amelia Chaffee, b. July 16, 1859; m. Edwin H. Thomas. 

37 Mary Matilda ■"* Chaffee, (Jasper,' Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i ) b. Aug. 19, 1825, Berkshire, Vt.; d. May 31, 1899, 
Berkshire; m. Sept. 8, 1852, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Peter Chase, to Stephen 
McCarty, son of John and Sally (Coburn) McCarty, b. July 28,1822, Franklin, Vt., 
d. Dec. 24, 1903, Richford, Vt. Mr. McCarty was a farmer; resided in West Berkshire 
in the house now owned and occupied by his son, John J. McCarty. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 
+201 i John Jasper ^ McCarty, b. Sept. 5, 1853; m. Bianca G. Chaffee. 

38 Azro Buck "^ Chaffee, (Jasper," Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) b. April 4, 1830, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Nov. 1, 1891. Montreal, 
Que.; m. March 22, 1854, in Christ's church. Frost Village, Shefford county. Que., 
by the Rev. D. Lindsay, to Miriam Jane Foster, dau. of Dr. S. S. and Sally (Belnap) 
Foster, of Knowlton, Que., b. April 10, 1835, Frost Village. Mr. Chaffee was named 
for the Hon. D. Azro A. Buck, of Chelsea, a prominent Vermont attorney who was 
twice a member of Congress. Azro B. Chaffee studied law and was admitted to the 
bar, but later entered upon a commercial training, and filled an important position in 
the United States customs service at Burlington, Vt., under Judge SmalleJ^ In 1861 
he removed to Canada, and entered the insurance business for some years. He then 
became identified with the transportation interests, and the duties and responsibilities 
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close. He was secretarj'-treasurer and manager of the old South Eastern Railway 
Co., being associated with the late Hon. Bradley Barlow, of St. Albans, Vt. In 
several other enterprises he served as president, v-ice-president or director. Mrs. 
Chaffee resides with her son, A. B. Chaffee, Jr., at No. 176 University St., Montreal, 
and is strong and vigorous in mind and body, seeming to be 76 years young instead 
of 76 years old. 

Children: 
202 i Stephen Jasper » Chaffee, b. July 25, 1855, Burlington, Vt.; d. Aug. 25, 

1856, Burlington. 
+203 ii Frances Dickinson Chaffee, b. Feb. 21, 1858, Burlington; m. T. J. M. 

Nelson. 
+204 iii Azro Buck Chaffee, Jr., b. May 12, 1861, Bedford, Que.; m. Mary E. 

Beard. 
+205 iv Miriam Jane Chaffee, b. Jan. 17, 1865, St. Johns, Que.; m. Fred H. 

IMorehouse. 
+206 v Betsy Foster Chaffee, b. Jan. 17, 1867, Montreal; m. Dr. Charles H. 

Peck. 
+207 xi Hiram Foster Chaffee, b. Dec. 18,1868, Knowlton, Que.; m. Margaret 

J. Rarr. 
208 vii Hannah Leda Chaffee, b. April 28, 1873, Montreal; d. Oct. 18, 1873, 

Montreal . 
+209 \iii George Edwin Chaffee, b. Feb. 4. 1876, Montreal; m. Alice F. Miller. 

40 Harmon '^ Chaffee, (Warren," Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas') b. March 9, 1817, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Sept. 14, 1884, Berkshire; 
m. June 20, 1844, in Sheldon, Vt., by Benjamin Peake, justice of the peace, to Sarah 
Ann Stearns, dau. of Asa and Charlotte (Northrop) Stearns, b. April 29, 1827, Shel- 
don, d. Jan. 25, 1897, Berkshire. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer, and always resided in 
Berkshire, dying on the farm where he was born, the Warren Chaffee homestead. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Alice Ivenora ^ Chaffee, b. March 24, 1846; m. Marshall Armstrong. 
Loretta Adella Chaffee, b. July 5, 1851; d. Jan. 1, 1900, Berkshire. Unm. 
Asa Stearns Chaffee, b. May 14, 1856; d. Aug. 1, 1867, Berkshire. 
Venie Lucina Chaffee, b. April 17, 1860; m. (1) Fred A. Start; (2) F. N. 
Wells. 
+214 V Minnie Evangeline Chaffee, b. April 28, 1869; m. Fred H. Brigham. 

41 Stephen Burleson * Chaffee, (Warren,^ Comfort," Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas') b. Feb. 10, 1819, Berkshire, Vt.; d. June 7, 1876, 
Jay, Vt.; m. Dec. 23, 1851, (prob.) in Berkshire, to Martha Shannon, dau. of Doctor 
Shannon. She died in Berkshire and is buried in Jay. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer, 
and was also the proprietor of a saw mill in Jay, where he resided after about 1855. 

Children, the first two born in Berkshire, the youngest one in Jay: 
+215 i Cordelia Louisa ^ Chaffee, b. Feb. 7, 1852; m. John McAllister. 

216 ii Edward Chaffee, b. (about) June 25, 1854; d. Sept. 25, 1857, Berkshire. 
+217 iii Edwin Herbert Chaffee, b. Oct. 27, 1858; m. Mary M. Kelley. 

43 Sally * Chaffee, (Warren,^ Comfort, « Nathaniel, * Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas') b. Nov. 16, 1822, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Feb. 14, 1880, Jay, Vt.; 
m. Dec. 24, 1842, (December 25 on town records), in Berkshire, by Jasper Rand, 
justice of the peace, to Sidney Danforth Butler, son of Benjamin Franklin and Fannie 
(Danforth) Butler, b. Nov. 21, 1821, Sheldon, Vt., d. March 14, 1903, Marlboro, 
Mass. Mr Butler's grandfather came from Adams, Mass., and settled in Sheldon. 
Sidney D. Butler was a farmer, and was also proprietor of a saw mill in Jay, where 
he resided for manj' years. 

Children: 
+218 i Ezra Chaffee » Butler, b. Sept. 28, 1843, Sheldon; m. Marilla Chaffee. 



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219 ii Albert Smith Butler, b. Sept. 12, 1845, Sheldon; enlisted at Bradford, Vt., 
June 15, 1863, in Co. Iv, 11th Vt. Vol. Inf., mustered in, June 27, 
1863, taken prisoner, June 23, 1864, and died, Dec. 7, 1864, in Ander- 
sonville, Ga., prison; buried in National Cemetery, Georgia. Unm. 
+220 iii Gardner Smith Butler, b. Oct. 1, 1849, Fnosburg Falls, Vt.; m. Rose 
M. Hutchins. 

221 iv Warren Chaffee Butler, b. June 25, 1852, Berkshire; d. Jan. 29, 1873, 

Charlestown, Mass.; m. Nov. 11, 1870, in Newport, Vt., to Ida May 
Magoon; no children. 

222 V Benjamin Franklin Butler, b. Sept. 16, 1855, Jay; d. Sept. 16, 1860, Jay. 

223 vi John Jay Butler, b. Nov. 30, 1857, Jay; d. Sept. 20, 1860, Jay. 
+224 vii Charles Augustus Butler, b. June 21, 1860, Jay; m. Grace E. Niles. 
+225 viii Fannie Evelyn Butler, b. May 17, 1862, Jay; m. Locke H. Percy. 

44 Electa Althea ** Chaffee, (Warren,' Comfort,^ Nathaniel," Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i)b. Jan. 25,1826, Berkshire, Vt.; d. March 22,1874, 
Chicopee, Mass.; m. Feb. 6, 1851, in Berkshire, by the Rev. R. Washburn, to 
William Henr}' Andrus, son of Hardin and Sally (Benjamin) Andrus, b. April 6, 
1824, Berkshire, d. Aug. 23, 1858, Richmond, Minn. Mr. Andrus was a farmer; 
resided in Berkshire, and in Richmond, Minn. 

Children, born in Berkshire, except the youngest one born in Richmond: 

+226 i Charles Hardin » Andrus, b. April 6, 1852; m. (1) Alma G. Wheeler; (2) 

Esther G. Malone. 
+227 ii Fernando Cortez Andrus, b. July 2, 1854; m. lyois C. Smith. 

228 iii William Henry Andrus, b. Dec. 16, 1855; d. Aug. 6, 1856, Richmond. 
+229 iv Mary Hyde Andrus, b. March 28, 1857; m. Otis R. Gilbert. 

45 Ruby Lucy ** Chaffee, (Warren,' Comfort," Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,- Thomas i ) b. June 1, 1828, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Sept. 21, 1895, North 
Troy, Vt.; m. Jan. 26, 1852, in St. Albans, Vt. , to William Prescott Ewins, son of 
William and Altha (Strong) Ewins, b. Dec. 12, 1823, Berkshire, d. Aug. 5, 1880, Jay, 
Vt. Mr. Ewins was a railroad contractor, and was a superintendent in the United 
States government mills in Tennessee during the Civil War. 

Children: 
+230 i Almeda Alida^Ewins, b. Oct. 7, 1853, Berkshire; m. Ezra T. Seaver. 
-i-231 ii Clarence Prescott Ewins, b. Sept. 23, 1855, Jay, Vt.; m. Elnora H. Ford. 
-1-232 iii Blanche Mabel Ewins, b. April 30, 1867, Troy,Vt.; m. Ervin Stowell. 

47 Nathaniel ** Chaffee, (Warren,^ Comfort,'' Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) b. Nov. 19, 1833, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 18, 1855, in Berk- 
shire, by Darius Dingman, justice of the peace, to Delia Ellsworth, dau. of Dr. 
William C. and Pamelia (Searle) Ellsworth, b. Dec. 25, 1839, Berkshire, d. Nov. 26, 
1895, in St. Albans (Vt.) hospital. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer; resided for many years 
in Berkshire; started for the Klondike gold fields in the rush of 1897-8; he is said to 
have been in Denver, Col., in 1901 or 1902, also said to have been seen in California 
and New Mexico, but it is not known that he is now living. 

Children, the oldest four born in Berkshire, the next one in Albany, Vt., and 
the youngest one in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Frances Helen ^ Chaffee, b. Aug. 31, 1857; m. Cortes S. Chaffee. 
Warren Chaffee, b. Aug. 7, 1859; m. May Bell Bogue. 
William Clement Chaffee, b. Jan. 10, 1862; m. Emily Hawkins. 
Walter Scott Chaffee, b. July 14, 1864; ni. Jennie Gallagher. 
Elmer Ellsworth Chaffee, b. Jan. 21, 1870; m. Marv E- Austin. 
Marcia Chaffee, b. July 29, 1873; d. June 10, 1892, Montreal. 

48 Cornelius Perness ^ Chaffee, (Warren,' Comfort," Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* 
Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1 ) b. May 25, 1836, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) May 25, 
1859, (prob.) in Berkshire, to Katherine Callon, dau. of Patrick Callon, of St. Albans, 



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Vt., b. May 25, 1836, (prob.) Burlington, Vt., d. Oct. 8, 1877, and was buried in 
Newport, Vt.; (2) Aug. 13, 1887, in Morrisville, Vt., by the Rev. Mr. Healy, to 
Ivenora Mae Boyce, dau. of Robert P. Boyce, of Elmore, Vt., b. June 16, 1867, El- 
more, d. Nov. 3, 1894. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer, resided in Newport for many years; 
is now living at the age of 75 jears; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Worcester, Vt. 

Children, by first wife: 

+239 i Amos Ward » Chaflfee, b. April 7, 1860, Berkshire; m. Martha M. Allen. 

+240 ii Emmett Edward Chaffee, b. Aug. 24, 1861, Morgan, Vt.; m. I^ura M. 

Currier. 

+241 iii Homer Cornelius Chaffee, b. July 24, 1868, Newport; m. Mary E. Bryne. 

242 iv Sarah M. Chaffee, b. Aug. 10, 1869, Newport; d. Sept. 22, 1869, Newport. 

+243 V Eva Mae Chaffee, b. May 20, 1873, Newport; m. Ulyses S. Cheever. 

244 vi Erdine Katherine Chaffee, b. Oct. 8, 1877, Newport; d. July 5, 1884. 

Three children died in infancy. 

Child, by second wife, born in Newport: 

245 vii Corneilus Robert Chaffee, b. Oct. 8, 1889; Unm.; is a farmer; address, 

R. F. D. No. 1, Worcester, Vt. 

52 Lucy Stowe * Chaffee, (Johu,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,- Thomas') b. Aug. 5, 1822, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) Nov. 5, 1843, in Berk- 
shire, by the Rev. Barnes M. Hall, to Alexander Hamilton Woodworth, son of John 
and Charlotte (Thompson) Woodworth, b. Feb. 9, 1812, Berkshire, d. June 19, 1875, 
Berkshire; (2) Oct. 26, 1881, in Berkshire, by the Rev. William R. Puffer, to her 
cousin, Albert ^ Chaffee, (Reuben,^ Comfort,* Nathaniel,'' Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas' ) b. May 25, 1820, Berkshire, d. May 3, 1888, Berkshire. (See 
No. 17.) Both Mr. Woodworth and Mr. Chaffee were farmers, and both resided 
in Berkshire. Mrs. Chaffee is living at the age of 89 years, and is very strong in 
mind and body for one of her age. She resides with her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Weld, 
on the Berkshire farm where she began her married life nearly 68 years ago; address, 
R. F. D. No. 1, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, by first husband, born in Berkshire: 

+246 i John Morey ^ Woodworth, b. Aug. 1, 1844; m. Emily E. Higgins. 
+247 ii Dora Nancy Woodworth, b. April 2, 1854; m. Harlow J. Comings. 
+248 iii L(ucy Ivuella Woodworth, b. Dec. 4, 1855; m. Juhus C. Weld. 

54 John * Chaffee, Jr., (John," Comfort,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'' Jonathan,* 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas') b. Aug. 11, 1827, Berkshire, Vt.;d. May 5, 1908, Dunham, 
Que.; m. (1) March 1, 1854, in Enosburg Falls, Vt., to IvUthera E. Wheeler, dau. of 
Aseph and Lephe (Birch) Wheeler, b. in 1832, Enosburg, Vt. , d. in 1864, Dunham, 
Que., (See a chapter on the Braddock Chaffee line in the latter part of this book); 
(2) in Dunham, to Almira Blake, dau. of John Blake, b. in Dunham. Mr. Chaffee 
was a farmer; resided in Berkshire and Dunham. 

Children, by first wife, born in Dunham: 

249 i Orville Asa » Chaffee, b. in 1855; d. in 1884, Dunham. Unm. 

250 ii Oscar Chaffee, b. in 1856; d. in 1862, Dunham. 

+251 iii John Judson Chaffee, b. April 18, 1858; m. (1) Addie E. Clark; (2) Mrs. 

Ivucy M. (Clark) Comstock. 
+252 iv Ivora Elme Chaffee, b. March 22, 1862; m. Frank 1,. Frost. 

55 Homer Smith ^ Chaffee, (John," Comfort,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,* 
Nathaniel,-' Thomas') b. Feb. 17, 1830, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 24, 1868, in Berk- 
shire, by the Rev. Edwin Prouty, to Mary R. Burleson, dau. of Daniel B. and Electa 
(Hawley) Burleson, and granddaughter of John Burleson, b. Oct. 9, 1836, Berkshire. 
Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; is now living and in the eighty-second year of his age, but 
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father, John Chaffee, and grandfather, Comfort Chaffee, in Berkshire; address, R. F. 
D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

253 i Gertrude Emma ^ Chaffee, b. March 11, 1873; d. Oct. 6, 1893, Berkshire. 
+254 ii Homer Howard Chaffee, b. May 20, 1875; m. Hattie E. Rogers. 
+255 iii William Wilber Chaffee, b. April 8, 1878; m. Claudie Iv. Pickle. 

56 James* Chaffee, (John,'' Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ^ ) b. Dec. 13, 1832, Berkshire, Vt. ; m. April 10, 1864, in Berkshire, 
by the Rev. E. A. Titus, to Pamelia Ann lyivingston, dau. of Samuel W. and Ann 
(Oliver) Uvingston. b. March 26, 1844, Berkshire, d. June 10, 1885, Berkshire. 
Mr. Chaffee is a retired farmer, and resides with his son, J. Berton Chaffee, to whom 
he sold his farm near West Berkshire, it being the second farm south of the original 
Chaffee homestead; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is nearly 79 
years old, and in reasonably good health. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Addie Pamelia ^ Chaffee, b. Jan. 18, 1866; m. Stephen B. Whitney. 
Priscilla Jane Chaffee, b. Dec. 23, 1866; m. Charles A. Dewing. 
Sabra Elnora- Chaffee, b. Aug. 30, 1868; m. L/awrence B. Larabee. 
Cora Bell Chaffee, b. Dec. 30, 1871; d. Sept. 28, 1876, Berkshire. 
James Berton Chaffee, b. June 5, 1874; m. Vera M. Croft. 
Urban Chaffee, b. Jan. 25, 1884; m. Josephine M. Zenett. 

57 Adeline * Chaffee, (Elijah, ' Comfort,'' Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1 ) b. April 30, 1823, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Aug. 5, 1887, Anson, 
Kan.; m. (1) Jan. 5, 1843, in Berkshire, by William C. Ellsworth, justice of the peace, 
to Alonzo B. Currier, of Michigan, d. March 15, 1843, Berkshire, " aged 32 years; " 
(2) Nov. 15, 1847, to William Brown, a widower, b. March 17, 1802, d. Nov. 24, 1880, at 
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Silas Beal, near Stockwell, Ind.; (3) March 14, 1887, 
in Wellington, Kan., to William Gray. Mr. Currier was employed in the gristmill of 
Elijah Chaffee, where he contracted small pox from a grist of grain brought from 
Canada, and being also a sufferer from fever and ague did not survive the illness. 
Adelin* (Chaffee) Currier afterward went to Illinois with the family of I^eonard 
Baker, married William Brown, and later removed to I^ebanon, Ind., where Mr. 
Brown was a grower of small fruits. Afterward Mr. and Mrs. Brown resided near 
Stockwell, Ind., and their last years were passed with their daughter. 

Child, by second husband, born in Lebanon: 
+262 i Elizabeth Lovinda » Brown, b. May 29, 1850; m. Silas Beal. 

60 LydiaMarsh* Chaffee, (Elijah,^ Comfort, « Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i ) b. Oct. 8, 1830, Berkshire, Vt,; d. March 8, 1870, 
Richford, Vt.; m. Oct. 15, 1846, in Plattsburg, N. Y., by the Rev. G. Moore, to Will- 
iam Hubbard Hurlbut, son of Horace and Harriet (Barnes) Hurlbut, b. July 24, 1824, 
Berkshire, d. March 25, (March 23 on tombstone) 1899, Stanbridge East, Que. Mr. 
Hurlbut was a mechanic; resided in Berkshire and Richford. 

Children: 
+263 i Charles Edward ^ Hurlbut, b. April 29, 1847, Berkshire; m. (1) Isabella 

L. Kemp; (2) Mrs. Mary P. (Best) Miller. 
+264 ii Mary Electa Hurlbut, b. May 3, 1850, St. Armand, Que. ; m. DeForrest W. 

Carpenter. 
+265 iii Horace Elijah Hurlbut, b. Aug. 11, 1853, St. Armand; m. Mary E. 

Whipple. 
+266 iv Dana Smith Hurlbut, b. Dec. 13, 1857, Berkshire; m. Annie F. Keppell. 
4-267 v Lrydia Chaffee Hurlbut, b. Dec. 5, 1862, Berkshire; m. George S. Morgan. 

61 Horace Elijah » Chaffee, (Elijah,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, » Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) b. March 3, 1832, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Nov. 8, 1907, 



EIGHTH GKNERATION. 39 

Elroy, Wis.; m. June 7, 1854, in Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. Peter Chase, to Cynthia 
Jenne, dau. of Frazier and Sarah (Holden) Jenne, b. May 26, 1836, St. Armand, 
Que., d. Nov. 29, 1907, Elroj', Wis. Mr. ChaflFee was a carpenter; after marriage re- 
moved from Berkshire and settled in Sheboygan county. Wis., and thence removed, 
in 1859, to Juneau county, setthng in Elroy, where Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee passed the 
remainder of their lives. 
Children: 
268 i Daughter,^ born in Sheboygan county; died in Elroj' when quite young. 
+269 ii Emmett Hannibal Chaffee, b. April 29, 1862, Elroy; m. (1) Lillian Williams; 
(2) Bessie Nordholm. 

62 Harriet Eleanor "^ Chaff ee, ( Elijah,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel,-' Thomas ^ ) b. June 7, 1834, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) Aug. 31, 1854, 
in Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. Peter Chase, to Orlin Woodard Thompson, son of 
Franklin and Julia (Nason) Thompson, born in Massachusetts; (2) June 7, 1870, in 
Richford, Vt., by J. G. Powell, justice of the peace, to Marcellus Dow Williams, son 
of William and Martha (Sanborn) Williams, b. in Jay, Vt., d. Jan. 21, 1893, Lake 
Park, Iowa. Mr. Thompson was a farmer. Mr. Williams was a farmer, and also a 
veteran of the Civil War, enlisting from Richford, July 16, 1861, in Co. H, Third Vt. 
Vol. Inf., served as corporal , mustered out July 27, 1864. Mrs. Williams now resides 
at No. 210 Colorado Ave., Colorado City, Col. She is 77 years old, and is in fair 
health, though not strong. 

Children, by first husband, born in Berkshire: 

-f270 i Gardner Orlin ^ Thompson, b. April 3, 1857; m. Patricia L. Geddes. 

4-271 ii Hubert Charles Thompson, b. April 18, 1860; m. Ida A. Scott. 
272 iii William Henry Thompson, b. July 19, 1862; is a stove moulder and car- 
penter by trade, but is at present emploj^ed in a dry goods store; 
Unm.; resides at No. 99, Broadway, Denver, Col. 

63 Eliza Comings ^ Chaffee, (Elijah," Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jona- 
than, » Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i ) b. Aug. 24, 1836, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Dec. 26, 1907, 
Berkshire; m. Jan. 1, 1858, in Enosburg Falls, Vt., by the Rev. F. C. Kimball, to 
Nathaniel Dorwin Jenne, son of Nathaniel and Hulda (Folsom) Jenne, b. March 16, 
1836, Berkshire, d. Sept. 10, 1906, Berkshire. Mr. Jenne was a farmer; resided in 

South Stukelj-, Que., from 1859 to 1896, and then returned to Berkshire where he 
and his wife passed their remaining j-ears. 

Children, the oldest one born in South Stukely, the others in Berkshire: 

-f 273 i Adelbert Mortimer ^ Jenne, b. Nov. 14, 1858; m. Martha A. Waterbury. 
+274 ii Henrietta Estella Jenne, b. Aug. 4, 1861; m. Baxter W. Weed. 
+275 iii Horace Gilbert Jenne, b. Feb. 25, 1865; m. Harriet E. Phelps. 

64 Julia Priscilla ^ Chaffee, (Elijah,^ Comfort,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ' ) b. May 1, 1838, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Jan. 20, 1872, Rock- 
ford, 111.; m. Jan. 12, 1864, in Dunham, Que., by the Rev. A. Brown, to Nelson E. 
Benoit, son of Oliver and Mary (Mosier) Benoit. No children were born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Benoit. Of this family Mrs. Harriet E. Williams, a sister of Mrs. Benoit, (See 
No. 62) writes as follows: 

" Nelson E. Benoit was born at Frelighsburg, P. Q., of French parents. I don't 
know their given names. When young, N. E. Benoit worked at painting for his 
father (he being a wagon-maker) when not in shcool- He was a good scholar and a 
musician, later he was a photographer and jeweler. He married Julia P. Chaffee. 
In 1870 the}' went to Rockfcrd, 111. For some time he was an ornamental painter in 
the reaper and binder factory, then he opened a jewelry store, and was an optician. 
Julia P. (Chaffee) Benoit died there, and no children. After eight years he remarried. 
Nelson E. Benoit died in Rockford, liked by everyone. He was a rich man." 

65 Polly Hill ^ Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, * Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,'* Jona- 
than, ^^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ^ ) b. Aug. 13, 1824, Berkshire, Vt.; d. March 2, 1896, 



40 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Fletcher, Vt. ; m. May 30, 1847, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Isaac J. Cressey, to Lucius 
Boynton Elliot, son of David ^ Elliot (Thaddeus,'* Jonathan,^ Jonathan, ^ Daniel ^ of 
Salem, Mass.) and L/Ucena ' Chase (Abel,^ Abel,^ Ambrose,'' Isaac, ^ Daniel, ^ Aquila ^ ) , 
b. Jan. 25, 1825, Salem (now Derby), Vt., d. Nov. 11, 1897, Fletcher, Vt. Mr. Elliot 
was a farmer; resided nearly all of his life after the age of five years in Fletcher or in 
the northern part of the adjoining town of Cambridge, except one and one-half years 
in Westfield, Vt. 

Children, born in Fletcher: 

276 i Welcome Lucius » Elliot, b. Jan. 26, 1849; d. Aug. 16, 1854. Fletcher. 
+277 ii Ursula Philinda Elliot, b. April 25, 1850; m. vStanley J. Scott. 

278 iii Polly Ann Elliot, b. Sept. 8, 1854; d. Sept. 27, 1858, Fletcher. 
+279 iv Aimer Judson Elliot, b. April 30, 1867; m. Hattie M. Faufaw. 

66 Comfort * Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel, ■• Jona- 
than, » Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ' ) b. Feb. 17, 1826, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Nov. 23, 1906, 
Orleans, Vt.; m. March 14, 1850, in Fletcher, Vt., by Lorenzo Blaisdell, justice of 
the peace, to Betsey Elizabeth Dyke, dau. of Elisha and Betsey (Hendrick) Dyke, b. 
June 18, 1831, Fletcher, d. Jan. 5, 1877, Charleston, Vt. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer, 
resided in Fletcher for several years after marriage, then removed to Berkshire and 
bought of his brother, James H. Chafifee, his father's home farm, which he soon ex- 
changed for another Berkshire farm. Selling this latter farm, he removed to 
Charleston, where he resided many years, and where his wife died. 

Children, the first four born in Fletcher, the next "four in Charleston, and the 
youngest in Westfield, Vt.: 

Ella Maria » ChaiTee, b. Aug. 26, 1851; m. Robert C. Marble. 
Augusta Ann ChafTee, b. March 24, 1853; m. George B. Stoddard. 
Edson Comfort Chaffee, b. March 17, 1855; m. (1) Phcebe J. Sharon; (2) 

Ellen M. Rollins. 
Esther Emily Chaffee, b. Feb. 7, 1857; m. Charles I. Morse. 
Melvin Truman Chaffee, b. April 21, 1864; d. March 15, 1885, Lowell, 

Mass. 
Luna Leora Chaffee, b. July 4, 1866; m. (1) Charles RolHns; (2) Arthur 

T. Bell. 
Lizzie Alma Chaffee, b. Sept. 11, 1868; m. Homer W. Burnham. 
Arthur Leander Chaffee, b. June 4, 1870; m. Mabel Pilkington. 
William Benona Chaffee, b. Feb. 2, 1874; m. Lavinia May. 

67 Elvira Rebecca « Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* 
Jonathan,'' Nathaniel, ^ Thomas') b. May 6, 1828, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Sept. 11, 1905, 
Westfield, Vt.; m. (1) Oct. 17, 1847, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Isaac J. Cressey, to 
Samuel Hamilton Redding, son of Obadiah and Elizabeth (McCurdy) Redding, of 
Grafton, Mass., b. Feb. 17, 1828, Surry, N. H., d. Nov. 12, 1891, Worcester, Mass.; 
(2) Nov. 16, 1892 in Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. D. W. Hoyt, to Lucius H. 
Wheeler, a widower, son of Aseph and Lephe (Birch) Wheeler, b. Nov. 4, 1827, 
Enosburg, Vt., d. May 1, 1900, Johnson, Vt. (See chapter on the Braddock Chaffee 
line in the latter part of this book.) Mr. Redding was a farmer; resided for several 
years in Westfield, then in Millbury, Mass., and later in Worcester. Mr. Wheeler 
was a farmer; resided in Johnson. 

Child, by first husband, born in Grafton, Mass.: 
+289 i Julia Elvira » Redding, b. March 12, 1848; m. (1) Zoeth B. Smith; (2) 
George Winslow Davis. 

68 Lovina Felton » Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,' Comfort, « Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,'' 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,!^ Thomas' ) b. Feb. 22, 1830, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 24, 1852, 
in Berkshire, by the Rev. F. C. Kimball, to Curtis Wheeler, son of Harmon and 
Octavia (Waller) Wheeler, b. Dec. 19, 1828, Enosburg, Vt., d. March 3, 1905, Fair- 



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EIGHTH GENERATION. 41 

fax, Vt. The silver wedding anniversary cf Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler was observed, 
Feb. 24, 1877, and the golden v.-edding anniversary was appropriately celebrated, Feb. 
24, 1902, at which time they had lived on the same farm in Fairfax, for forty-seven 
years. Mr. Wheeler was a farmer. Mrs. Wheeler is living at the age of 81 years, 
and is strong in mind and body. With her two daughters, she resides in Fairfax. 

Children, the oldest one born in Enosburg, the others in Fairfax: 

Alice Octavia » Wheeler, b. Mav 22. 1853: m. Dr. Thomas M. Emery. 
Viola Altha Wheeler, b. Aug. 19, 1855; d. Jan. 4, 1863, Fairfax, of 

diphtheria. 
Henry Harmon Wheeler, b. June 4, 1860; d. Jan. 4, 1863, Fairfax, of 

diphtheria. 
Homer Curtis Wheeler, b. May 3, 1864; m. Lu M. Leavens. 
Mary Lo\'ina Wheeler, b. Nov. 21, 1868, Unm.; is a teacher in the Bellows 

Free Academv; resides in Fairfax. 

295 vi Effie Viola Wheeler, b. May 6, 1872; d. Dec. 14, 1909, Fairfax. Unm. 

69 Sylvester Aaron '^ Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas') b. April 2, 1832, Berkshire, Vt.; d. June 17, 1902, 
Benton Harbor, Mich.; m. (1) Jan. 10, 1853. in Newport, Vt., by the Rev. Mr. Rob- 
inson, to Almeda Altha Ewins, dau. of William and Altha (Strong) Ev.ins, b. March 
15, 1829, Berkshire, d. March 29, 1854, Newport; (2) Nov. 18, 1854, in Enosburg, Vt., 
by the Rev. F. C.Kimball, to Plantina Olivia Pitcher, dan. of John and Rebecca 
(JefTords) Pitcher, of Berkshire, b. Oct. 5, 1834, Angelica, N. Y.; (3) July 18. 1872, 
in Sterling, 111., to Mrs. Jean G. (Pocock) Sergei, widow of John H. Sergei, and dau. 
of Lloyd Pocock, b. October, 1841, Keene, Ohio. Mr. Chaffee was for several years 
a traveling salesman, and later for several years more he was the general agent for 
the state of Ohio for a large fire insurance compan}-; resided in Wisconsin, Minnesota 
and Illinois, and for many years in Mansfield, Ohio. The last years of his life were 
passed in Chicago where he continued the insurance business until shortly before his 
death. After her separation from Mr. Chaflfee, Mrs. Plantina O. (Pitcher) ChaflFee 
m. (2) William W. Hayford, and she now resides at No. 112 Fairview Ave., Seattle, 
Wash. 

Chidren, by second wife: 

296 i Emmons Fayette » Chaffee, b. Dec. 2, 1855, Waupun, Wis.; d. March 11, 

1856, Watertown, Wis. 

297 ii Frances Ida Chaffee, b. March 18, 1857, Hastings, Minn.; d. July 27, 1858, 

Hastings. 
+298 iii Rose Rebecca Chaffee, b. June 11, 1859, Dundas, Minn.; m. (1) Charlie 

S. Lewis; (2) J. S. Troyer. 
+299 iv William Herbert Chaffee, b. April 3, 1863, Hastings; m. Emma Dunley. 
+300 V Gibson Allen Chaffee, b. Jan. 30, 1866, Hastings; m. Elizabeth C. Rockwell. 
301 vi Lillie Gertrude Chaffee, b. July 8, 1868, Rockford, 111.; d. Aug. 11, 1869. 

Hastings. 

Child, by third wife, born in Waterloo, Iowa. 
+302 vii Lillian Arden Chaffee, b. July 14, 1874; m. Henry C. G. Schrader. 

70 James Hill « Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,« Nathaniel, •■> Nathaniel,^ 
Jonathan,'' Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i ) b. May 14, 1834, Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 8, 1857, 
in Berkshire, by the Rev. F. C. Kimball, to Laura Wait, dau. of William W. and 
Lois (Hull) Wait, b. Oct. 30, 1834, Fairfield, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a retired farmer. 
On June 1, 1857, he bought the home farm in Berkshire of his father, Aaron S. 
Chaffee, and afterward sold this to his brother, Comfort Chaffee. He lived for a few 
years in Morgan, Vt., and Coventry, Vt., and then settled in Enosburg, Vt., where 
he remained about thirty-five years. Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee are now living with their 
daughter, Mrs. Woodruff, in Silver Springs, Md., near to Washington, D. C, and 
are in good health for persons 77 years old. Their golden wedding anniversary was 



42 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

appropriately observed, March 8, 1907, in Worcester, Mass., where they then were 
living. 

Children: 
303 i Merton Byron ^ Chaffee, b. Nov. 19, 1857, Berkshire; d. Jan. 3, 1858. 

+304 ii Addie Bell Chaffee, b. Jan. 31, 1859, Berkshire; m. (1) Henry W. Sad- 
lier; (2) Ivewis H. Scott. 

+305 iii Emma Etta Chaffee, b. April 10, 1861, Morgan; m. Hollis Sherwood. 

+306 iv William Merton Chaffee, b. March 14, 1863, Morgan; m. A. Gertrude 
Bessey. 

+307 V Carrie Elvira Chaffee, b. Sept. 27, 1866, Coventry; m. Ernest D. Herrick. 

+308 vi Ivucy Philinda Chaffee, b. Oct. 6, 1869, Enosburg; m. Ivawrence W. Pen- 
nington. 

+309 vii Ermina Gertrude Chaffee, b. June 6, 1872, Enosburg; m. Irving S. 
Woodruff. 

+310 viii Hamilton Redding Chaffee, b. May 19, 1878, Enosburg; m. NelHe M. 
Pratt. 

71 Lovell Stowe ^ Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,^ 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) b. Dec. 19, 1835, Berkshire, Vt.; m. April 22, 
1860, in Westfield, Vt., by the Rev. Moses Pattee, to Emma Frances Hitchcock, dau. 
of Newton and Submit (Perkins) Hitchcock, b. July 6, 1840, Westfield, d. July 31, 
1908, Troy, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a retired farmer; resides with his son, George B. 
Chaffee, on the home farm in Troy where he has lived for fifty years. The 75th birth- 
day anniversary of Mr. Chaffee was fittingly observed Dec. 19, 1910. Mr. Chaffee is 
in good health, and has been able to make several visits to his children in North Da- 
kota and Massachusetts in past years. 

Children, born in Troy: 

+311 i Frank Newton ^ Chaffee, b. Sept. 26, 1861; m. Emogene A. Perkins. 

+ 312 ii Fannie Evelyn Chaffee, b. May 17, 1863; m. Ernest A. Allbee. 

-f 313 iii Henry Herbert Chaffee, b. Sept. 7, 1865; m. Mary A. Brock. 

+314 iv Charles Clayton Chaffee, b. Aug. 3, 1871; m. Clara ly. Thompson. 

-1-315 V George Burton Chaffee, b. March 5, 1876; m. Blanche M. Sisco. 

+316 vi Pearl Stowe Chaffee, b. Oct. 24, 1878; m. Alice D. Iv. McMahon. 

72 Ransom Nathaniel * Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,'' Comfort,'' Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) b. Nov. 22, 1837, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 20, 1858, 
in Fairfax, Vt. , by the Rev. Lewis A. Dunn, to Eunice Ivucy Walker, dau. of Amasa 
and Jane (Ellsworth) Walker, b. Jan. 31, 1841, Fletcher, Vt., d. Aug. 31, 1884, Mans- 
field, Ohio. Mr. Chaffee served in the Civil War, enlisting in Co. A, Second Vt. Vol. 
Inf. , and was afterward transferred to the hospital corps. He is a carpenter and build- 
er, and has lived in Mansfield, Ohio, for about thirty years; address. No. 27 Arthur 
St. 

Children: 

317 i Etta Maria 9 Chaffee, b. April 14, 1867, Fletcher, Vt.; Unm.; is a house- 
keeper for her father; resides at No. 27 Arthur St. 
+318 ii Vergie Estella Chaffee, b. Jan. 27, 1871, Fairfax, Vt.; m. Bert Bonhara. 
319 iii Blanche Vermont Chaffee, b. May 29, 1879, Greenville County, Va.; 
Unm. ; is an accountant and stenographer for the Central Telephone 
Co.; resides at No. 27 Arthur St., Mansfield. 
+320 iv Nellie Fay Chaffee, b. Feb. 9, 1884, Mansfield; m. Virgil L. Myers. 

73 Palmer Edson ^ Chaff ee, (Aaron Stowe, ^ Comfort, ^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'' 
Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) b. July 21, 1840, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Jan. 4, 1866, 
in Fairfax, Vt., by the Rev. Lewis A. Dunn, to Elizabeth Betsey Leach, dau. of Wyllys 
D. and Almira (Carpenter) Leach (Jesse ^ Carpenter, John,* William,' William,* 
Obadiah,5William,4 William, 3 William, 2 William 1), b. Sept. 1, 1845, Fletcher, Vt. 
Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; lived for many years in Irasburg, Vt., and since in 1891 has 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 43 

resided in Brownington, Vt., adjoining the Coventry town line and three miles from 
Orleans; address, R. F. D. No. 2, Orleans, Vt. 

Children, born in Irasburg: 

321 i Clayton Wyllys » Chaffee, b. May 24, 1S69; d. Oct. 15, 1870, Irasburg. 
+322 ii Ida'Elvira Chaffee, b. Nov. 5, 1871; ra. Clarence E. Hawse. 

74 Bethuel Merritt * Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,' Comfort,* Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,^ 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,-' Thomas i) b. April 23, 1842, Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 9, 1867, 
in Troy, Vt. , by the Rev. Austin A. Norcross, to Alma Hendee Coburn, dan. of Chester 
V. and Rosannah (Titus) Coburn, b. June 12, 1843, Westfield, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a 
farmer; resides on "north hill" in Westfield; address, Troy, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. 
Chaffee are in good health, and own and live on the farm which Mr. Chaffee's father 
bought when he left Berkshire in 1857. 

Children, born in Westfield: 
+323 i Myron Howard » Chaffee, b. April 11, 1869; m. Flora M. Marston. 
+324 ii Bertha Gertrude Chaffee, b. June 11, 1874; m. (1) Roy A. Martin; (2) 

I^uther D. Hackett. 
+325 iii Grace Alma Chaffee, b. July 24, 1878; m. Ralph R. Fairbanks. 
326 iv Chester Vernon Chaffee, b. March 12, 1885; Unm.; is a baker; address, 
Troy, Vt. 

75 Philinda Amelia* Chaffee, (Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,® Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) b. March 17, 1847, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) Oct. 29, 
1866, in Troy, Vt., by the Rev. Austin A. Norcross, to William Harrison Ward 
(familiary known as "Harry"), son of Abel and I/ydia (Mason) Ward, b. July 29, 
1841, Franklin, Vt., d. Dec. 18, 1879, Westfield, Vt.; (2) Oct. 31, 1882, in Enosburg, 
Vt., by the Rev. Henry A. Bushnell, to George Washington Day, son of Lucius and 
Almira (Frost) Day, b. Sept. 27, 1842, Glover, Vt. Mr. Ward and Mr. Day were 
both farmers. Mr. Ward resided in Westfield. Mr. Day lived in Troy for many 
years, and now resides in Jay, Vt. ; address, R. F. D. No. 2, North Troy, Vt. Mr. 
and Mrs. Day are in reasonably good health. No children were born to Mrs. Day by 
either marriage. 



NINTH GENERATION. 



Note. — When giving the lineage in this and succeeding generations, the phrase 
"Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel/ Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas ^ " will be ab- 
breviated to "Comfort,^ etc. " to avoid repetition, as all the families recorded 
herein are descended from Comfort*^ Chaffee. For example, the full lineage of 
Ezra J. Chaffee is "Ezra Janes ^ Chaffee, Samuel Luther,* Reuben,' Comfort,^ 
Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,'* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas ^" The lineage of all 
other families is to be understood in like manner. 



76 Emily ^ Covey, (Juliana » Chaffee, Reuben,' Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 29, 1825, 
Berkshire, Vt.; d. Jan. 2, 1891, Coventry, Vt.; m. March 5, 1848, in Berkshire, to 
Benona Willey, son of Ben and Hannah (Hill) Willey, b. March 22, 1823. Berkshire, 
d. April 7, 1900, Newport, Vt. Mr. Willey was a farmer; resided in Coventry the 
larger part of his married life. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Willey, but 
they adopted a daughter: 

327 i Mabel Willey, m. to Chauncey Armstrong, had several children, and has 
been dead a number of years. Mr. Armstrong has married a second 
time. 

77 Elzra Janes ^ Chaffee, (Samuel Luther,* Reuben,' Comfort,* etc.) b. Nov. 16, 
1836, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 19, 1859, in Berkshire, by the Rev. John S. Mott, to 
Marcella Jane Whitney, dau. of Edward C. and Elvira (Yaw) Whitney, b. Jan. 23, 
1841, Franklin, Vt. (See a chapter on the Towle family in the latter part of this 
book.) Mr. Chaffee is a retired farmer; removed from Berkshire to Albany, Vt., in 
the year 1867; resides in Albany; address, Irasburg, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee 
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 19, 1909. 

Children: 

+328 i Emma Jane " Chaffee, b. Aug. 26, 1860, Berkshire; m. Frankhn P. Gates. 
+329 ii Carl Ezra Chaffee, b. Dec. 3, 1871, Albany; m. Katie Belle Griggs. 

79 Matilda Selenda^ Chaffee, (Samuel Luther,* Reuben,' Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Oct. 9, 1840, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 24, 1867, in Berkshire, by the Rev. George H. 
Parker, to Charles Smith Moulton, son of Michael and Mary (Farwell) Moulton, b. 
March 11, 1842, Albany, Vt. Mr. Moulton is a retired farmer; resides at No. 8, North 
Ave., Newport, Vt. , but for many years owned and resided on a farm near Newport 
Center. He served in the Civil War, enlisting from Newport, Sept. 23, 1864, for one 
year; was mustered into Co. E, Ninth Regt. Vt. Vol. Inf. , the same day; mustered 
out June 13, 1865, after the close of the war. 

Child, born and died in Newport: 
330 i Nettie Bell 10 Moulton, b. Jan. 22, 1870; d. Oct. 26, 1875. 

80 Reuben^ Chaffee, (Samuel Luther,* Reuben,' Comfort," etc.) b. June 21, 
1843, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 12, 1864, in Frankhn, Vt., to Ermina Narcissus Towle, 
dau. of Reuben and Narcissus (Stanley) Towle, b. Feb. 14, 1844, Franklin. (See a 
chapter on the Towle family in the latter part of this book.) Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; 
resides in the eastern part of the town of Enosburg; address, R. F. D. No. 2, 
Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, the first one born in Berkshire, the others in Enosburg: 
+331 i William Jay"* Chaffee, b. Aug. 30, 1865; m. Carrie L. Hodges. 



NINTH GKNRRATION. 45 

+332 ii Nellie Adelia Chaffee, b. May 29, 1873; m. Rev. Clarence D. Pierce. 
333 iii Flora Matilda Chaffee, b. June 3, 1879; d. March 1, 1896, Enosburg. 
+334 iv Rollin Chaffee, b. Sept. 9, 1880; m. Lilian M. Pray. 

81 Arthur Franklin ■' Chaffee, (Samuel Iviither,^ Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) b. 
Aug. 22, 1848, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) June 8, 1871, in Berkshire, by the Rev. A B. 
Truax, to Mary Priscilla McClarty, dau. of William and Fannie M. (Searle) 
McClarty, of Berkshire, b. June 4, 1855, Pike River, Que.; (2) to Mrs. Ehzabeth 
(Upstone) Nault, widow of James Nault, of Sutton, Que. Mr. Chaffee is a merchant, 
and has been a farmer and printer; resides at No. 52 Washington St., Rutland, Vt. 

Child, by first wife, born in St. Albans, Vt.: 
+335 i Jennie Ivouise '» Chaffee; b. Sept. 12, 1872; m. Myron J. Blair. 

82 Adelia Jane " Chaffee, (Samuel Luther,^ Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. Oct. 
28, 1852, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Jan. 22, 1911, St. Albans, Vt.; m. June 8, 1871, in West 
Berkshire, by the Rev. A. B. Truax, to Edwin Salvin Clark, son of Salvin and L/Ouisa 
(Hutchins) Clark, b. March 18, 1846, Montpelier, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. Clark long 
resided at No. 23 Messenger St., St. Albans. 

Children, born in St. Albans: 

+336 i William Edwin "' Clark, b. Feb. 26, 1872; m. Grace A. McKenzie. 
+337 ii Sarah Ivouisa Clark, b. May 2, 1876; m. Edward W. Wells. 

83 Cortes Sobeski '•' Chaffee, (Samuel IvUther,^ Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. 
Oct. 1, 1856, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 20, 1875, in Enosburg, Vt., by the Rev. Alfred 
B. Swift, to Frances Helen ^ Chaffee, (Nathaniel,* Warren,^ Comfort," etc.) b. Aug. 
31, 1857, Berkshire. (See No. 233.) Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides on the home- 
stead in Berkshire owned and occupied by his father and grandfather; address, R. F. 
D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

+338 i Grace Helen i» Chaffee, b. March 11, 1877; m. Hibbard H. Kendall. 

+339 ii Lola Adelia Chaffee, b. Mav 22, 1879; m. Fred H. Wing. 

+340 iii Reva Dell Chaffee, b. Feb. 6, 1881; m. James S. Carr. 

+341 iv Erma Ruth Chaffee, b. April 30, 1886; m. Alfred D. Tracy. 

342 v Marguerite Hazel Chaft'ee, b. Jan. 20, 1891. 

+343 vi Earl lyuther Chaffee, b. April 17, 1893; m. Gertrude H. Berwick. 

84 Milo Lewis » Chaffee, (Reuben,'* Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. April 6, 1835, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) Jan. 21, 1860, in Berkshire, by Ivinus Leavens, justice of the 
peace, to Eliza Ann Stretton, dau. of Robert and Ann (Booth) Stretton, b. May 29, 
1842, Stanbridge, Que., d. April 3, 1882, Albany, Vt.; (2) Jan. 18, 1883, in Albany, 
by the Rev. Homer Jones, to Ellen Lucy Way, dau. of John and Lucy (Willis) Way, 
b. Dec. 3, 1850, Albany, d. Sept. 7, 1888. Albany; (3) Oct. 12, 1889, in Enosburg, Vt., 
by the Rev. George E. Smith, to Cynthia Swan Hogaboom, dau. of William Riley 
and Sophronia (Swan) Hogaboom, b. Dec. 3, 1838, Highgate, Vt., d. Jan. 11, 1910, 
Albany. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides in Albany where he removed from Berk- 
shire in 1866; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Irasburg, Vt. 

Child, by second wife, born in Albany: 
+344 i Ellen Lucy i« Chaffee, b. Aug. 11, 1888; m. Harry C. Marshall. 

85 Susan Ermina^ Chaffee, (Reuben,* Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. Sept. 27, 
1836, Berkshire, Vt.; d. April 2, 1909, Greensboro, Vt.; m. to Gavin Alston, son of 
Gavin and Elizabeth (Young) Alston, b. in Scotland, d. Jan. 10, 1899, East Crafts- 
bury, Vt. Mr. Alston was a farmer; resided in Craftsbury, Vt. No children were 
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46 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

86 Miranda Sally 9 Chaffee, (Reuben, 8 Reuben,^ Comfort, 8 etc.) b. Sept. 17, 
1838, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Aug. 3, 1871, Albany, Vt.; m. March 23, 1860, in Berkshire, 
by Darius Dingman, justice of the peace, to Uriah Dingman, son of Uriah and 
Thankful (Sweatland) Dingman, b. Oct. 9, 1835, Berkshire. Mr. Dingman m. (2) 
March 11, 1873, Ella C. Spaulding. He is a farmer; resides in Albany, Vt.; address, 
R. F. D. No. 1, Irasburg, Vt. 

Children: 

345 i Alma Corrilla ^° Dingman, b. May 28, 1861, Berkshire; d. Aug. 20, 1864, 

Berkshire. 

346 ii Unnamed infant, b. and d. Aug. 1, 1871, Albany. 

87 Edna Alsina « Chaff ee, (Reuben, » Reuben, ^ Comfort, ^ etc.) b. March 7, 1840, 
Berkshire, Vt. ; d. May 16, 1868, Berkshire; m. March 1, 1859, in Berkshire, to Han- 
son Stephen Burleson, son of Stephen and Charlotte (Bradford) Burleson, of West 
Berkshire, b. about 1833, Berkshire, d. July 14, 1889, Franklin, Vt. Mr. Burleson 
was a farmer, and resided in Berkshire and Franklin. After the death of Edna 
Alsina (Chaffee) Burleson, he m. (2) February, 1867, Mary Martin. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 

+347 i Hanson Stephen i" Burleson, Jr., b. Oct. 11, 1860; m. (1) Lura Keith; (2) 
Jennie L. Green. 

88 William Henry « Chaffee, (Reuben, 8 Reuben, 7 Comfort," etc.) b. Dec. 27, 
1841, Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 26, 1865, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. S. S. Gar\'in, 
to Isabella Taylor, dau. of John and Sarah (Dowler) Taylor, b. Oct. 23, 1843, Frank- 
lin, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; settled in Albany, Vt. , in March, 1866; removed to 
Richford, 1907; removed to Irasburg, Vt., where he now resides, in June, 1911. No 
children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee, but they have an adopted son: — 

348 i Birney Thomas Mitchell Chaffee, b. Oct. 16, 1882, Hammond, Wis.; m. 

June 9, 1905, in Albany, Vt., by the Rev. Albert McGregory, to Ellen 
Elizabeth Goad, dau. of James and Sarah (Morse) Goad, b. Aug. 12, 
1881, Sutton, Que. Mr. Chaffee resided in Richford, from 1907 to 1911, 
now resides in Irasburg, Vt. He is a farmer, but worked in a grocery 
store and furniture factor}' while in Richford. 
Child, born in Albany: 

Arland Birney Chaffee, b. April 25, 1906. 

90 Marilla 3 Chaffee, (Reuben,* Reuben,' Comfort, « etc.) b. Oct. 28, 1845, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. Jan. 21, 1864, to Ezra Chaffee » Butler, (Sally » Chaffee, Warren,^ 
Comfort," etc.). (See No. 218.) 

91 Lucy" Chaffee, (Reuben, « Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) b. Oct. 10, 1847, Berk- 
shire, Vt.; m. March 19, 1869, in Albany, Vt., by the Rev. A. J. Dutton, to Hiram 
Meeker Jordan, son of Medad and I^ydia (Wells) Jordan, b. March 2, 1848, Wolcott, 
Vt. Mr. Jordan is a farmer and mechanic; resides in Hardwick, Vt. 

Children: 

349 i Erdine Zelaine'" Jordan, b. July 13, 1870, Albany, Vt.; d. April 26, 1880, 

Albany. 
+350 ii Ivila Miranda Jordan, b. Dec.l9, 1877, Walden, Vt.; m. George C. Young. 
-f351 iii Lona Maud Jordan, b. June 25, 1882, Greensboro, Vt.; m. Reuben B. 

Curtis. 

93 Fernando Cortes « Chaffee, (Reuben, » Reuben,' Comfort," etc.) b. Nov. 2, 
1851, Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 2, 1876, in Wolcott, Vt., by the Rev. James Spinney, 
to Frank Capitola Maxfield, dau. of Andrew and Ann (Brown) Maxfield, b. July 28, 



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1859, Canterbury, N. H., d. June 29, 1904, Greensboro, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; 
resides in Barton, Vt. 

Children: 
+352 i Myrtle Marilla i» Chaffee, b. April 23, 1877, Albany, Vt.; m. George B. 

Bell. 
+353 ii Reuben Andrew Chaffee, b. Aug. 25, 1880, Elmore, Vt.; m. Josephine J. 

Huntoon. 

354 iii Albert Dan Chaffee, b. Sept. 12, 1886, Wolcott, Vt.; d. Nov. 4, 1886, 

Wolcott. 
94 Cordelia 9 Chaffee, (Washington, ^ Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) b. June 3, 1837, 
Berkshire, Vt.; d. Feb. 25, (Feb. 27 on town record) 1880, Newport, Vt.; m. June 
4, 1863, in Berkshire, by George C. Ellsworth, justice of the peace, to Charles 
Erasmus Ryder, son of Samuel and Elvira (Aldrich) Ryder, b. Feb. 5, 1835, Potton, 
Que., d. November, 1888, Meredith, N. H. Mr. Ryder was a carpenter; resided in 
Coventry and Newport. After the death of Cordelia (Chaffee) Ryder, Mr. Ryder m. 
(2) Delphina Smith, and in 1883 removed to Meredith, N. H. 

Children: 

355 i Norma Florence 10 Ryder, b. Nov. 1, 1863, Coventry; d. Aug. 4, 1892, 

Chelsea, Vt.; m. Edwin Caswell; no children. 
+356 ii Minnie Darling Rvder, b. Dec. 4, 1864, Newport; m. (1) William E. 
Utting; (2) Biirton O. Frink; (3) David E. Powers. 

357 iii Ella Cordelia Ryder, b. Jan. 23, 1866, Coventry; d. Aug. 24, 1883, 

Newport. 

358 iv Daisy Doon Ryder, b. Feb. 1, 1868, Coventry; d. Feb. 25, 1890, 

Coventry. 

359 V Dexter Brown Ryder, b. Jan. 23, 1869, Coventry; has not been heard 

from in several years; Unm. at last accounts. 

360 vi Arthur Spaulding Ryder, b. July 28, 1870, Coventry; is married, but no 

record of family can be obtained; has not been heard from in several 
years. 

361 vii William Sterling Ryder, b. Sept. 16, 1872, (prob.) Newport; has not 

been heard from in several years; Unm. at last accounts. 

362 viii Selden Hugo Ryder, b. (about) Aug. 23, 1873, (prob.) Newport; d. 

April 3, 1874, Newport. 

363 ix Robert Ryder, b. Dec. 20, 1875, Newport; d. when about one year and 

six months old. 

364 X Washington Chaffee Ryder, b. June 3, 1877, (prob.) Newport; has not 

been heard from in several years; Unm. at last accounts. 

95 Hanson 9 Chaffee, a twin, (Washington,* Reuben, ^ Comfort," etc.) b. Aug. 
14, 1838, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Sept. 27, 1907, Berkshire; m. Nov. 29, 1860, in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt. , by the Rev. Merrill Dadd, to Sarah PauHna Wheeler, dau. of Lucius 
Hubbard and Mary (Rowley) Wheeler, b. June 13, 1840, Berkshire. Mr. Chaffee 
was a farmer, and always resided in Berkshire. For thirty-three years he lived on 
the Washington Chaffee homestead in the northern part of the town, and in 1898 
removed to a farm south of Berkshir-e Center, where he died, and where Mrs. Chaffee 
now resides, at the age of 71 years, with her daughter, Mrs. D. O. Burleson; address, 
R. F. D. No. 1, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 
+365 i Nellie Ardelle "' Chaffee, b. Sept. 6, 1861; m. Daniel O. Burleson. 
+366 ii Herman Lucius Chaffee, b. Jan. 18, 1863; m. Violet E. Ford. 

96 Harry ^ Chaffee, a twin, (Washington, » Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. Aug. 14, 
1838, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 18, 1860, in Berkshire, by Linus Leavens, justice of the 
peace, to Theda Phelps, dau. of Edwin and Melissa (Harris) Phelps, b. Jan. 26, 
1841, Stukely, Que. Mr. Chaffee is a mechanic and shoemaker; resides in Berkshire 
where he has passed the greater portion of his life; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, 
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Children, born in Berkshire, except the fourth one born in Onalaska, Wis.: 
■ Edwin Washington lo Chaffee, b. Jan. 28, 1861; m. Ella A. Badger. 
Ida Cordelia Chaffee, b. July 19, 1863; m. Hobert R. Goodsell. 
Ivillian May Chaffee, b. March 7, 1865; m. Ezra A. Mosier. 
Harry Merton Chaffee, b. Sept. 24, 1868; m. Margarette Guyette. 
George Warren Chaffee, b. April 4, 1872; ra. Ida ly. Kemp. 
Uri Ehud Chaffee, b. Dec. 27, 1873; m. Nettie E. Morgan. 
Charles Howard Chaffee, b. Nov. 28, 1877; m. Dimines Martin. 
Daughter, b. Sept. 26, 1881; d. Sept. 29, 1881. Berkshire. 

97 Cynthia Diana ^ Chaffee, (Washington,* Reuben,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. Dec. 
31, 1842, Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 1, 1864, in St. Armand, Que., by the Rev. Arnold 
ly. Arms, to Isaac Newton Janes, son of Isaac and Zoa (Ayer) Janes, b. April 24, 
1843, St. Armand, Que. I. Newton Janes is a farmer; resides in Richford, Vt., to 
which place he removed in 1892 from St. Armand, Que., where he had resided for 
about twenty years. 

Children: 

+375 i Estella Rachel i" Janes, b. Dec. 28, 1864, Berkshire; m. Elwin H. Grice. 
+376 ii Delbert Mortimer Janes, b. Nov. 23, 1867, Albany, Vt.; m. Libbie A. Grice. 
377 iii Ernest Washington Janes, b. Sept. 28, 1872, St. Armand; d. Oct. 29, 1872, 
St. Armand. 
+378 iv Bessie May Janes, b. Nov. 19, 1883, St. Armand; m. John H. Mills. 

98 Laura Luthera ^ Chaffee, (Washington,* Reuben,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. June 5, 
1845, Berkshire, Vt.; m. July 5, 1865, in Coventry, Vt., by the Rev. P. H. White, to 
Anthony St. John, b. April 8, 1840, Berkshire. Mr. St. John is a farmer; resides in 
Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children: 

379 i Unnamed son,'" b. Jan. 5, 1867; d. Jan. 21, 1867, Berkshire. 

380 ii Albert St. John, b. June 12, 1870, Montgomery, Vt.; d. June 8, 1874, 

Berkshire. 

381 iii Ernest St. John, b. Sept. 16, 1874; d. Nov. 5, 1874, Berkshire. 

+382 iv Clarence Washington St. John, b. Aug. 19, 1876, Berkshire; m. Olive M. 
Brunett. 

99 Florence ^ Chaffee, (Washington,* Reuben," Comfort, ^ etc.) b. Sept. 7, 1850, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. July 4, 1868, in Berkshire, by the Rev. George H. Parker, to 
Cassius Olmstead, son of L/Cster and Anna (Hill) Olmstead, b. Oct. 5, 1849, East 
Franklin, Vt. Mr. Olmstead is a farmer; resides in Richford, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. 
Olmstead resided for seven years near Lacrosse, Wis. , and for twent3'-three years at 
Beaver Creek, Minn., removing to Richford in 1900. No children have been born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Olmstead. 

101 Amelia Jane ^ Armstrong, (Jane * Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. May 
20, 1840, St. Armand, Que.; d. Aug. 4, 1864, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. May 24, 1860, 
in Phillipsburg, Que., by the Rev. John S. Mott, to Robert Cook, son of Thomas and 
Eliza (Armstrong) Cook, b. in 1840, Frelighsburg, Que., d. Feb. 28, 1908, Enosburg 
Falls, Vt. Mr. Cook was a farmer; resided in West Berkshire. After the death of 
Amelia J. (Armstrong) Cook, Mr. Cook m. (2) Chase. 

Child, born in West Berkshire: 
+383 i Herbert Amelius i" Cook, b. July 18, 1864; m. Annie F. Dourley. 

102 Martha 9 Armstrong, (Jane* Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. March 12, 
1842, St. Armand, Que.; m. March 12, 1867, in Frelighsburg, Que., by the Rev. Mr. 
Davis, to George Colcord, a widower, son of John C. and Ann R. (Towle) Colcord, 
b. June 2, 1831, Franklin, Vt., d. Oct. 19, 1904, Richford, Vt. (See a chapter on the 



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Towle famil}' in the latter part of this book.) Mr. Colcord was a farmer and 
carpenter; resided in Berkshire and Richford. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

+384 i Ernest Jav '" Colcord, b. July 27, 1868; m. Bertha E. Stetson. 
+385 ii Amelia Jane Colcord, b. Dec. 29, 1871; m. Rev. Edwin E. Grant. 
-1-386 iii Grace Colcord, b. Dec. 20, 1875; m. J. Alvin Conner. 

105 William Alexander ^ Armstrong, (Jane** Chaflfee, Reuben,'' Comfort," etc.) 
b. Feb. 8, 1846, St. Armand, Que.; m. Jan. 24, 1871, in Frelighsburg, Que., to Mary 
Ann Noble, dau. of William and Marcia (Fletcher) Noble, b. Feb. 19, 1852, Berk- 
shire, Vt. Mr. Armstrong is a farmer; resides in Abbotts Corner, Que. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 
+387 i Ethel Mary '" Armstrong, b. Sept. 14, 1878; m. G. Hibbard Pomeroy. 

106 Harvey Allen » Chaffee, (Albert,* Reuben,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. May 12, 1842, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) June 15, 1862, in Richford, Vt., by G. W. BHss, justice of the 
peace, to Ellen Matilda Whitehead, dau. of Stephen and Adeline (Best) Whitehead, 
of Bolton. Que., b. Oct. 9, 1841, Bolton, d. June 19, 1863, Berkshire; (2) Oct. 24, 
1864, in Frost Village, Que., by the Rev. J. E. Sanderson, to Adelia Ann Whitehead, 
dau. of Stephen Whitehead, and sister of Mr. Chaffee's first wife, b. March 15, 1847, 
Bolton, d. Oct. 9, 1883, Berkshire; (3) May 15, 1884, in Waterloo, Que., by the Rev. 
Rich Whiting, to Mrs. Edna Maria (Phelps) Page, dau. of Edwin and Melissa (Har- 
ris) Phelps, b. March 25, 1847, Stanbridge, Que. Mr. Chaffee is a retired farmer; 
resides in Berkshire on the home farm that he sold to his son, Albert S. Chaffee; 
address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Child, by fir.st wife<, born in Berkshire: 
+388 i Alberta Ellen '" Chaffee, b. June 15, 1863; m. Gardner Armstrong. 

Children, by second wife, born in Berkshire: 
+389 ii Hattie Bell Chaffee, b. May 17, 1866; m. Elisha Crandall. 
+390 iii Etta May Chaffee, b. Feb. 5, 1872; m. William H. Mitchell. 
+391 iv Albert Stephen Chaffee, b. Aug. 23, 1877; m. Susan Hunt. 

108 Bianca Green » Chaff ee, (Albert,* Reuben,^ Comfort,« etc.) b. July 7, 1855, 
Berkshire, Vt; m. Dec. 6, 1876, to John Jasper ^ McCarty, (Cordelia* Chaffee, Jasper,^ 
Comfort,6 etc.) (See No. 201.) 

110 Orville » Armstrong, (Sally Miranda* Chaffee, Reuben, ^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Jan. 8, 1844, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 29, 1868, in Framingham, Mass., by the Rev. 
H. W. Cartar, to Ellen M. Carter, dau. of Enoch and Mary Carter, b. in 1840, 
Peacham, Vt. Mr. Armstrong lived for many years in Chelsea, Mass., where he was 
engaged in the grocery and provision business; is now retired; resides in North 
Hampton, N. H. No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong. 

111 Marshall 9 Armstrong, (Sally Miranda* Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) 
b. June 14, 1845, Berkshire, Vt.; d. July 23, 1899, Chelsea, Mass.; m. Sept. 21, 
(Sept. 24 on town records) 1873, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Homer White, to Alice 
Ivenora* Chaffee, (Harmon,* Warren,^ Comfort," etc.) b. March 24, 1846, Berkshire, 
d. Aug. 10, 1903, Chelsea. (See No. 210.) Mr. Armstrong was a merchant in 
Chelsea, Mass. 

Children, born in Chelsea: 

392 i Mertie Inez »" Armstrong, b. Sept. 10, 1879; d. March 20, 1906, Chelsea; 

was a graduate of the Chelsea high school, and a student of the 
Burdett Business College, of Boston. 

393 ii Alice Armstrong, d. November, 1884, aged five days. 

394 iii Herbert Marshall Armstrong, b. in 1889; d. Nov. 11, 1891, Chelsea. 



50 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

112 Cassius Henry ^ Armstrong, (Sally Miranda * Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort,* 
etc.) b. May 18, 1847, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 26, 1869, in West Berkshire, by the 
Rev. A. B. Truax, to Mary Ann Brydges, dau. of George and Mary Ann (Dowler) 
Brydges, of Huntingdon, Que., b. April 30, 1847, Huntingdon. Mr. Armstrong is a 
farmer; resides in Berkshire on a farm adjoining the boundary line between Vermont 
and Canada; address. East Franklin, Vt. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 
395 i Gertrude Belle ^" Armstrong, b. Feb. 4, 1876; Unm. 

114 Reuben C. ^ Armstrong, (Sally Miranda ^ Chaffee, Reuben," Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. May 22, 1850, Berkshire, Vt.; m. June 12, 1872, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Harvey 
Webster, to Caroline Maria Russell, dau. of John D. and Mary (Yaw) Russell, b. 
June 16, 1852, Franklin, Vt. (See a chapter on the Towle famil}' in the latter part of 
this book.) Mr. Armstrong is a farmer; resides on the Armstrong homestead in the 
northern part of Berkshire adjoining the boundary between Vermont and Canada; 
address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 
+396 i Carrie Miranda '" Armstrong, b. Feb. 12, 1882; m. Charles A. Martin. 
+397 ii Orville Jamin ArmsLrong, b. May 31, 1886; m. Caroline ly. Fecteau. 
398 iii F'rances Mabel Armstrong, b. Dec. 12, 1889. 

115 Thankful Miranda '■* Armstrong, (Sally Miranda** Chaffee, Reuben,^ Com- 
fort," etc.) b. Sept. 30, 1851, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Jan. 6, 1906, Williamstown, Vt.; m. 
Nov. 13, 1874, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. M. G. Smith, to Wilder Ashley Wheelock, 
son of Emerson and Hannah (Phillips) Wheelock, b. in 1847, Bakersfield, Vt., d. 
Oct. 9, 1894, Bakersfield. Mr. Wheelock was a farmer; resided in Bakersfield. 

Children, born in Bakersfield: 
+399 i Glenna May '" Wheelock, b. Dec. 4, 1875; m. Alex. A. Hyman. 
400 ii Alma Florence Wheelock, b. Jan. 27, 1878; Unm.; is a trained nurse; 
resides at No. 8 Kendall St., VV^orcester, Mass. 
+401 iii Effie Maude Wheelock, b. Oct. 24, 1879; m. Francis B. Hoyt. 
+402 iv Cora Blanche Wheelock, b. Aug. 29, 1884; m. Pearl G. Hurlbut. 
403 v Oscar Ashley Wheelock, b. Dec. 3, 1887; Unm.; is a tester for the Rutland 
County Test Association; resides in Pittsford, Vt. 

117 Florence Juliana^ Armstrong, (Sally Miranda'^ Chaffee, Reuben, ^Comfort," 
etc.) b. Jan. 1, 1855, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 4, 1894, in Chelsea, Mass., by the Rev. 
F. W. Bakeman, to Hugh Montgomery Bishop, son of Robert and Mary (Vaughan) 
Bishop, b. Dec. 1, 1838, in New Brunswick. Mr. Bishop is a contractor and builder; 
resides at No. 68 Heard St., Chelsea, Mass. No children have been born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Bishop. 

118 Gardner 8 Armstrong, (Sally Miranda*^ Chaffee, Reuben," Comfort,*^ etc.) 
b. Nov. 20, 1855, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 8, 1883, to Alberta Ellen'" Chaffee, 

(Harvey Allen, » Albert,** Reuben, ^ Comfort," etc.) (See No. 388.) 

119 Homer'* Armstrong, (Sally Miranda ■' Chaffee, Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. 
Jan. 30, 1857, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Aug. 30, 1881, in Berkshire, by the Rev. S. S. 
Davis, to Katie A. Green, dau. of Gardner and Sarah F. (Holmes) Green, b. Jan. 2, 
1860, Highgate, Vt. Mr. Armstrong is a night watchman in the mills of the Amos- 
keag Co.; resides at No. 371 Concord St., Manchester, N. H. No children have 
been born to Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong. 

120 Oscar •' Armstrong, (Sally Miranda* Chaffee, Reuben,' Comfort," etc.) b. 
April 22, 1859, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 29, 1887, in Chelsea, Mass., by the Rev. S. 
W. Sample, to L,ucy Ella Lang, dau. of Charles H. and Sarah A. (Staples) Lang, b. 



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April 22, 1859, Reading, Mass. Mr. Armstrong is a member of the firm of W. 
Gleason &Co., No. 12 Fanueil Hall Market, Boston, Mass., commission merchants 
and fruit and produce dealers. No children liave been born to Mr. and Mrs. Arm- 
strong. 

122 John EtheP Chaffee, (Ithamar vStowe,** Reuben," Comfort, « etc.) b. Nov. 2, 
1849, Fon du lac, Wis.; m. Sept. 3, 1871, in Newton, Wis., by Ithamar S. Chaffee, 
justice of the peace, to Josephine Rebecca Bassett, dau. of John and Olive (Jackson) 
Bassett, b. July 20, 1854, Salem, Wis. Mr. Chaffee is the proprietor of Hotel lyansing 
at Lansing, Minn. , where he resides. The middle name of Mr. Chaffee is pronounced 
with the first "e" long as in the word "Ethan". His father's first name is pro- 
nounced with the long sound of "i". 

Children, the oldest one born in Richford, Wis., the younge.st one in Berlin, 
Wis., and the others in Newton, Wis. 

Guy Juhusio Chaffee, b. Feb. 7, 1873; m. Emma M. Stimson. 
Nettie Chaffee, b. Nov. 19, 1877; m. George S. IveBar. 
Maud Chaffee, b. March 14, 1879; m. Lee O. Thompson. 
Ray Chaffee, b. Jan. 18, 1883; m. Hulda H. Hale. 
Roy Chaffee, b. Oct. 2, 1885; m. NelHe G. Vaughan, 

Reed Chaffee, b. Oct. 14, 1887; Unm.; is a brakeman on the Chicago, 
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway; resides at Austin, Minn. 

123 Ella 9 Chaff ee, (Ithamar Stowe,^ Reuben, ^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Nov. 8, 1853, 
Newton, Wis.; d. in 1900, Jacksonville, 111.; m. in 1886, to Jarred Sweeney, a locomo- 
tive engineer. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney. 

124 Russell Hubbard ^ Thurber, (Lucy * Kendall, Lucy '' Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. June 11, 1825, St. Albans, Vt.; d. Aug. 27, 1886; m. to Margaret Beals, b. (about) 
1834, and was living in 1911. Mr. Thurber resided in Lacrosse and other Wisconsin 
towns. 

Children: 

410 i William Russell "' Thurber, killed, October, 1881, in a railroad wreck in 
or near Minneapolis, Minn. He was a locomotive engineer, and 
(prob.) unmarried. 
+411 ii George Hubbard Thurber, b. Aug. 30, 1854, Lacrosse, Wis.; m. Mary Jane 

McCarthy. 

125 Nathaniel Culver ^ Thurber, (Lucy « Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « 
etc.) b. Sept. 10, 1826, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. Feb. 9, 1906, Ellsworth, Wis.; m. 
May 11, 1851, in Kingston, Wis., by S. D. Bartholomew, to Sarah Ann Knapp, dau. 
of Nathaniel and Betsey EHza (Dartt) Knapp, b. Oct. 31, 1833, Goshen, Vt. W^hen 
twelve years old, Mrs. Thurber removed to Milwaukee, Wis., with her parents, 
going by the way of Brandon, Vt. , Whitehall, N. Y., and a canal boat to Buffalo, 
N. Y., and then by steamboat to Milwaukee. At ten years of age, Mr. Thurber 
emigrated with his parents from Vermont to Indiana, going overland, and about 
three years later removed to Dodge county, Wis., going in an ox team. Mr. Thurber 
was a carpenter and farmer; resided in Buffalo, Wis., Gilford and Lake City, Minn., 
and Ellsworth, Wis. Mrs. Thurber now resides in Ellsworth, at the age of seventy- 
eight years. 

Children, born in Buffalo, Wis., except the youngest one born in Chester, Minn.: 
+412 i Frank F.'» Thurber, b. Sept. 5, 1852; m. Dorcas A. Bartlett. 
-f 413 ii Roy Willard Thurber, b. March 13, 1855; m. Etta M. Bartlett. 
+414 iii Ella Jane Thurber, b. Jan. 27, 1857; m. Amos Rosenberger. 
+415 iv Emma Asenith Thurber, a twin, b. March 22, 1860; m. Roselvin J. Rigby. 
416 V Emery Hiram J. Thurber, a twin, b. March 22, 1860; d. March 14, 1868, 
Gilford, Minn. 
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127 Edward Hiram » Thurber, (Ivucy * Kendall, Lucy^ ChafYee, Comfort, « etc.) 
b. March 29, 1829, in or near Bakersfield, Vt.; d. March 31, 1892, Cordova, Minn.; 
m. in 1844 (?) , at Stevens Point, Wis., by the Rev. Mr. Lattin, to Mary Ann Williams, 
dau. of Seth Eleazer and Abigail (Barnes) Williams, b. Jan. 24, 1827, in Franklin 
county, Vt. Mr. Thurlier was a farmer; emigrated with his parents to Indiana when 
young, and three years later to Wisconsin; resided in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 
Mrs. Thurber is a half sister of the wife of Aaron Kendall (See No. 25, page 31) and 
she now resides in Mankato, Minn. , at the age of nearly 85 years. She is an invalid, 
being crippled by a fall several years ago. 

Children, born near Montello, Marquette county. Wis.: 

Albert A."' Thurber, b. Feb. 12, 1848; m. Etta Clemins. 

Matilda Abigail Thurber, b. Mav 14, 1860; m. Royal N. Kendall. 

Jay Dudley Thurber, b. Oct. 19, 1862; m. Bertha L,. Neubert. 

Chauncey M. Thurber, b. Oct. 20, 1865; m. Anna Iv. Hanks. 

Seth Edward Thurber, b. Feb. 2, 1867; Uum.; is a farmer; address, 

Richville, Minn. 
Ivucy Anna Thurber, b. Dec. 10, 1869; m. Jacob O. Repp. 
Emma Jane Thurber b. Aug. 19, 1872; m. Jacob W. Hanks. 
Aaron James Thurber, b. July 1, 1875; d. July 2, 1892, Waterville, 

Minn. 

129 Olive -^ Thurber, (Ivucy ^ Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaflfee, Comfort," etc.) b. March 
5, 1833, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. April 15, 1900, Waterville, Minn.; m. Jan. 29, 1852, 
in Kingston, Wis., to Chauncey Moore Hall, son of Quincey and Almira (Rublee) 
Hall, b. Nov. 25, 1827, Jericho, Vt. Mr. Hall was a farmer, and after marraige 
resided in Wisconsin until 1867, when he removed to Minnesota. 

Children, born in Buffalo, Wis.: 
+426 i Orrin Jay i» Hall, b. July 16, 1854; m. Mary A. Maether. 

427 ii Henry Ova Hall, b. May 15, 1862; d. July 12, 1865. 

One son died in infancy. 

130 Abner 9 Thurber, (Lucy* Kendall, Lucy^ Chaflfee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. Aug. 
10, 1834, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. March 10, 1908, Buffalo, Wis.; m. May 17, 1882, in 
Fort Winnebago,* Wis., by the Rev. William Wells, to Mrs. Myra Ann (Brown) 
Thurber, widow of his brother, Jasper Thurber. (See No. 135.) Mrs. Thurber is 
the dau. of James and Rosalia (Hackett) Brown, and was b. April 5, 1863, Kingston, 
Wis. Mr. Thurber was a farmer; resided in Buffalo, Wis., for many years. Mrs. 
Thurber now resides in Browning, Wis.; address, R. F. D. No. 1. 

Children, born in Buffalo: 

428 i George Abner '« Thurber, b. May 16, 1884. 

429 ii Edward James Thurber, b. May 18, 1886. 

430 iii Rosa May Thurber, b. July 9, 1888. 

431 iv William Henry Thurber, b. Sept. 15, 1892. 

432 V Lucy Isabel Thurber, b. June 4, 1894; d. Dec. 16, 1909, Buffalo. 

433 vi Guv Thurber, b. June 10, 1895. 

434 vii Dewey John Thurber, b. Oct. 14, 1898. 

435 viii Robert Merrill Thurber, b. June 22, 1901. 

436 ix Cora Etta Thurber, b. July 18, 1906. 

133 Lucy Chaffee '■' Thurber, a twin, (Lucy * Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « 
etc.) b. Nov. 15, 1840, Sugar Creek, Wis.; m. April 17, 1860, in Fox Lake, 
Wis., by Mr. Cook, justice of the peace, to Daniel Ducher Ford, son of Amos and 
Eunice (Ducher) Ford, b. April 3, 1823, Glen, N. Y. Mr. Ford is a retired farmer; 
resided in Columbia, Sauk county. Wis., for many years, and for eleven years in 

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NINTH GENERATION. 53 

Becker, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Ford are now living, aged 71 and 88 years respectively, 
and re.side in Menahga, Minn.; address, R. F. D. No. 2. 

Children: 
4-437 i Marv Jane '" Ford, b. Aug. 5, 1861, Westford, Wis.; m. Bernard Knobloch. 
438 ii Eugene Ford, b. Oct. 14^^ 1870, Trenton, Wis.; d. Nov. 29, 1870, Trenton. 
+439 iii Earl Eugene Ford, b. Sept. 10, 1872, Trenton; m. Martha Hutchinson. 

134 Alonzo^ Thurber, (Iyucy« Kendall, Ivucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort,« etc.) b. July 
23, 1843, Walworth, Wis.; d. Feb. 18, 1907, Reedsburg, Wis.; m. July, 1867, in 
L,a Valle, Wis.; to Rachel Rebecca Dearholt, b. April 7, 1848, at Ellicott City, near 
the old EUicott's Mills in the vicinity of Baltimore, Md., which mills were the 
property of her family. She was the daiighter of Henry and Ann (Criswell) Dear- 
holt, and came north after the close of the Civil War in 1865. The Dearholt family 
remained loj^al to both sides through that war, and harbored both Union and Confed- 
erate soldiers, sick and wounded, at the same time, fiew both flags, and was never 
molested. George D. Thurber tells this incident of the opening of the war: 

"On a Sunday morning in April, 1861, my mother and her brothers were 
attending Sunday-school over a mile from home, when a German neighbor came 
riding down the pike and hollered in the door of the old schoolhouse, 'Run fer yer 
lifes! De Rebs have made a raid and are gon' to take Baltimer befer night!' It 
didn't take them long to make their getaway, and they arrived home just in time to 
tell their father that Gilmore and his band were coming, and to suggest that he 'fix' 
the old horse or the raiders would take it. My grandfather had one of the boys hold 
up the right fore foot of the horse while he tied a linen cord tightly about the fetlock. 
When Gilmore came along he said, 'Well, Hank, I'm going to take your horse.' 
My grandfather replied, 'Harry, the old horse is lame in its right fore leg, and it 
won't be of any use to3'ou. ' Gilmore, in return, said, 'Hank, j-ou and I have always 
been great friends, but I am going to find out whether you are lying or not.' So he 
ordered one of his men to dismount, go in the barn and take out the horse, telling 
him not to cut the rope but to untie it, which was done. The man brought out the 
horse, and Gilmore found it to be just as my grandfather had said, it was lame in the 
right fore foot. He then ordered the man to take the horse back to the barn and tie 
him up again, and then bade the famih^ 'Good bye' and went on his way. He told 
my grandfather that when the war was over they would meet again and renew their 
friendship. Whether they did or not I have never been able to learn." 

Mrs. Thurber was injured in a cyclone in 1881, and has never fully recovered, 

being in poor health. At this time the family lost a large portion of the personal 

property. Mr. Thurber was a teamster, and worked at various jobs. Mrs. Thurber 

now resides at Reedsburg, Wis. 

Children, the oldest two born in Portage, Wis., and the others in I^a Valle, Wis.: 
+440 i Adelia « Thurber, b. Sept. 19, 1869; m. Herbert E. Ford. 
-|-441 ii I^ucy Ann Thurber, b. Sept. 4, 1875, m. Anson Priest. 

442 iii George Dearholt Thurber, b. May 19, 1878; Unm.; is a rate clerk for the 

Chicago & Northwestern Ry.; resides in Carpentersville, 111. 

443 iv Ida May Thurber, b. Dec. 16', 1879; m. Manning; has not 

been heard from in thirteen years. 

Frances Rebecca Thurber, b. March 23, 1883; m. George A. Shaw. 
Royal Earl Thurber, b. July 1, 1886; Unm.; resides in Reedsburg, Wis. 
Herbert Thurber, b. July 16, 1888; Unm.; resides in Reedsburg. 

135 Jasper 3 Thurber, (Lucy ^ Kendall, I^ucy ' Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. July 
23, 1846, Richmond, Wis.; d. Jan. 14, 1882, Fort Winnebago, Wis.; m. Sept. 11, 
1881, in Fort Winnebago, by the Rev. William Wells, to M>Ta Ann Brown, dan. of 
James and Rosaha (Hackett) Brown, b. April 5, 1863, Kingston, Wis. Mr. Thurber 
was a farmer. After the death of Jasper Thurber, Mrs. Thurber m. (2) Abner 
Thurber, an older brother of Jasper Thurber. (See No. 130.) No children were 
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137 George^ Thurber, (Lucy* Kendall, Lucy ^ ChaflFee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. May 
30, 1851, Enosburg Falls, Vt. while his mother was there on a visit; m. (1) Jan. 16, 
1875, in Portage, Wis., by the Rev. William Wells, to Clara Amelia Ford, dau. of 
Silas and Barbara Ann Ford, b. Oct. 18, 1858, d. Sept. 4, 1881, Fort Winnebago, Wis.; 
(2) Nov. 4, 1885, in Portage, by the Rev. William Wells, to lyemyra Van Brunt, dau. 
of Philemon and Ivodasca Ann (Nelson) Van Brunt, b. Sept. 7, 1863, Portage. Mr. 
Thurber is a carpenter and farmer; resided in Portage until 1901, then in Marshfield, 
Wis., until October, 1903, when he removed to a farm in Stanton, Mich., where he 
now resides; address, R. F. D. No. 4. 

Children, by first wife, born in Portage: 

+447 i Lucy Belle'" Thurber, b. Nov. 27, 1875; m. G. Irving Atkinson. 
+448 ii Charles Elmer Thurber, b. April 21, 1877; m. Minnie Sawyer. 

449 iii William Henry Thurber, b. Feb. 11, 1880; d. Feb. 10, 1881. 

Children, by second wife, born in Portage: 

450 iv Luella Thurber, b. July 30, 1889. 

451 v Harry Wilbur Thurber, b. Aug. 17, 1894. 

452 vi Grace Irene Thurber, b. March 12, 1897. 

453 vii Elsie May Thurber, b. Sept. 19, 1899. 

138 Philo Chamberlain » Kendall, (Seth « Kendall, Jr., Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort.^ 
etc.) b. Sept. 23, 1831, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. Aug. 26, 1908, East Berkshire, Vt.; 
m. Nov. 6, 1857, in Enosburg Falls, bj' the Rev. F. Cortis Kimball, to Miranda 
Lucy Marsh, dau. of Lathrop and Lucy (Chadwick) Marsh, b. Oct. 20, 1840, 
Franklin, Vt. Mr. Kendall was a farmer, and after marriage resided in Franklin 
until 1865, when he bought and moved to a large farm at East Berkshire, where he 
lived the remainder of his life, and where Mrs. Kendall now resides at the age of 71 
years. 

Children, the first two born in Franklin, the others in East Berkshire: 
+454 i Olive Emma '<* Kendall, b. July 16, 1859; m. (1) Robert Davis; (2) Ernest 

K. Shattuck. 
+455 ii Byron Carmi Kendall, b. Jan. 1, 1862; m. (1) Lydia Burt; (2) Cora M. 

Burt. 
+456 iii Alma Mav Kendall, b. Jan. 5, 1867; m. Merton J. Lynch. 
+457 iv Amherst 'Willoughby Kendall, b. Jan. 16, 1871; m. May E. Goddard. 
+458 v Hobart Marsh Kendall, b. Jan. 17, 1874; m. Ernia W. Comings. 

139 Gratia Weld ^ Kendall, (Seth » Kendall, Jr., Lucy ' ChafJee, Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. Jan. 28, 1834, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. Aug. 29, 1858, by the Rev. Mr. Rose, to 
Francis H. Eldred, son of Noah H. and Almira (Ford) Eldred, b. March 11, 1836, 
Sheldon, Vt., d. Nov. 10, 1874. Mr. Eldred was a tavern-keeper; resided in 
Sheldon and Enosburg Falls. Mrs. Eldred now resides at No. 72 Berkely St., 
Somerville, Mass., at the age of 77 years. 

Child, born in Enosburg Falls: 
+459 i Francis Eugene "J Eldred, b. vSept. 5, 1862; m. Lillian M. Aller. 

140 Elizabeth Colton » Kendall, (Seth ** Kendall, Jr., Lucy ' Chaffee, Comfort, « 
etc.) b. July 18, 1836, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. March 10, 1859, in Enosburg Falls, 
by the Rev. A. C. Rose, to John Fish, son of John and Lois (Chamberlain) Fish, b. 
June 10, 1836, Sheldon, Vt. Mr. Fish is a retired farmer; resided on the Fish home- 
stead at North Sheldon for about thirty years, then rented the farm and removed to 
Enosburg Falls, where Mr. and Mrs. Fish now reside at the age of 75 years. 

Children, born in Sheldon: 

460 i Willie Oscar '" Fish, b. Dec. 24, 1859; d. Feb. 18, 1862, Sheldon. 

461 ii Edson Kendall Fish, b. Nov. 23, 1863; Unm.; is a dentist; resides at No. 

246 Huntington Ave., Boston, Mass. 
+462 iii Mary Lois Fish, b. July 6, 1865; m. Edmund K. Barnes, 



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463 iv John Henry Fish, b. July 26, 1868; d. June 6, 1892, Brattleboro, Vt. 
+464 V Abbie Anna Fish, b. April 17, 1872; m. Horace S. Springer. 

465 vi Fannie Elizabeth Fish, b. Aug. 29, 1877; Unm.; is the supervisor of 
drawing in the public schools of Arlington, Pdass. 
+466 vii Grace Belle Fish, b. Aug. 14, 1879; m. Dr. C. G. Abell. 

141 Milo Lewis « Kendall, (Seth » Kendall, Jr., Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. Nov. 25, 1838, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. May 15, 1901, Franklin, Vt.; m. in 
Franklin, by the Rev. William Hyde, to Hannah Bowman Willey, dau. of 
Chandler and Sarah (Hammond) Willey, b. March 11, 1847, Franklin. Mr. 
Kendall was a wheelwright and farmer; owned and lived on the ancestral Ham- 
mond homestead in the southern part of Franklin, where Mrs. Kendall still resides; 
address, R. F. D. No. 3, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Franklin: 

467 i Addie Belle i" Kendall, b. Aug. 30, 1864; d. Aug. 5, 1865, Franklin. 

+468 ii Emell Chandler Kendall, b. July 23, 1873; m. Lena F. Isham. 

+469 iii Clyda Euleon Kendall, b. April 19, 1880; m. Gustave Lindbladh. 

+470 iv Bu'lah Elizabeth Kendall, b. June 5, 1885; m. William D. Morrison. 

142 Luciu« Colton^ Kendall, (Seth» Kendall, Jr., Ivucy'^ Chaffee, Comfort, « 
etc.) b. Jiily 22, 1840, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. March 26, 1911, Enosburg Falls; m. 
(1) November, 1863, in Enosburg Falls, by the Rev. F. Cortis Kimball, to Jane Ann 
Woodworth, dau. of James Harlow and Chestina A. (Austin) Woodworth, 
b. Sept. 4, 1846, d. Aug. 3, 1890, Enosburg Falls; (2) July 8, 1891, in Enosburg 
Falls, by the Rev. Edward S. Stone, to Clara Fassett, dau. of B. Frank 
and Lois (Stebbins) Fassett, b. Nov. 12, 1863, Enosburg Falls. Mr. Kendall was a 
carriage dealer; resided in Enosburg Falls. No children were born to Mr. Kendall 
by either marriage. 

143 Alanson Ambrose ^ Kendall, (Seth « Kendall, Jr. , Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort," 
etc.) b. Nov. 13, 1842, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; d. May 27, 1905, Enosburg Falls, m. 
Oct. 11, 1869, in Enosburg Falls, by the Rev. Merrill Ladd, to Emma J. Irish, dau. 
of Leonard and Eunice (Hibbard) Irish, b. June 3, 1846, St. Albans, Vt. Mr. 
Kendall studied law and was admitted to the Franklin county bar in 1868. He 
afterward conducted a carriage business in Enosburg Falls until his death. Mrs. 
Kendall still resides in Enosburg Falls. 

Children, born in Enosburg Falls: 

+471 i Hibbard Charles Kendall, b. Dec. 30, 1870; m. (1) Emma L. Gilbert; (2) 

Grace H. Chaffee. 
+472 ii Stella Frances Kendall, b. June 12, 1875; m. William B. Noble. 
+473 iii Aura Kendall, b. April 14, 1880; m. Arthur P. Stratton. 

144 Burney James ^ Kendall, (Seth^ Kendall, Jr., Lucy'' Chaffee, Comfort,' 
etc.) b. Oct. 30, 1845, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. (1) Sept. 5, 1871, in FrankHn, Vt., to 
Addie Elnora Hammond, dau. of Calvin and Gratia (Marsh) Hammond, b. Dec. 27, 
1853, in Franklin; d. Jan. 8, 1905, Chicago, 111.; (2) Emma E. Gahwiller; (3) Sarah 
J. Allen. Mr. Kendall is a physician, was educated at Bakersfield, Vt., Academy, 
Franklin, Vt., Academy, Methodist Seminary at Newbury, Vt., Medical College at 
Burlington, Vt., and post-graditate course at Albany, N. Y. Began practicing his 
profession in Marion, Minn., in 1868, and returned to Enosburg Falls in 1870. 
Moved to Saratoga Springs, N. Y., in 1884, to Chicago, 111., in 1903, and to Geneva, 
111., a suburb of Chicago, where he now resides, in 1908. Doctor Kendall was the 
discoverer of a famous horse remedy that bears his name, the manufacturing business 
of which is still carried on at Enosburg Falls by the B. J. Kendall Co. 



56 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Children, by first wife, the first two born in Enosburg Falls, the youngest one 

in Saratoga Springs, N. Y.: 

474 i Marion Grace ^^ Kendall, b. Aug. 2, 1875; d. Oct. 17, 1884, Saratoga 
Springs. 
+475 ii Seth Hammond Kendall, b. March 27, 1877; m. Ida R. Morgan. 
476 iii Alma Elizabeth Kendall, b. March 14, 1888; d. in Chicago. 

145 Henry Delos^ Kendall, (Seth^ Kendall, Jr., Ivucy ' Chaffee, Comfort ^ etc.) 
b. April 8, 1848, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. Feb. 17, 1869, in Fairfax, Vt., by the Rev. 
I/ewis A. Dunn, to Deda Safford Hunt, dau. of Ira and Celia M. (I/earnard) Hunt, 
b. Feb. 17, 1850, Fairfax. Celia M. (I^earnard) Hunt, the mother of Mrs. Kendall, 
was the daughter of Asa L/earnard and Affia B.^ Stickney, (Thomas,^ Joseph,'* 
Benjamin, 2 Amos,- William 1) of Fairfax. Mr. Kendall is a contractor and builder; 
resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children: 

+477 i Emma Marion '" Kendall, b. Aug. 22, 1869, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Willis E. 

Fuller. 
+478 ii Georgia Anna Kendall, b. July 31, 1871, Fairfax; m. Charles L/. 

Wentworth. 
479 iii Lillian Kendall, b. Dec. 23, 1876, Enosburg Falls; d. June 17, 1877, 

Enosburg Falls. 
+480 iv Ira Hunt Kendall, b. April 16, 1878, Enosburg Falls; m. Genevieve A. 

Mears. 
+481 V Bessie Josephine Kendall, b. Dec. 13, 1883, Enosburg Falls; m. Carmi M. 

Armstrong. 
+482 vi Florence Celia Kendall, b. Nov. 21, 1885, Enosburg Falls; m. Charles W. 

Lanctot. 

146 Franklin 3 Burt, (Polly** Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Nov. 
19, 1831, Sheldon, Vt.; d. April 24, 1902, Enosburg, Vt.; m. (1) to Josephine M. 
Brown, dau. of MjTon Brown, b. (about) April, 1837; d. Jan. 14, 1871, Enosburg; (2) 
Sept. 12, 1871, in Fairfax, Vt. , by the Rev. A. L,. Cooper, to Melinda Sanderson, 
dau. of William and Betsey (Miller) Sanderson, b. March 31, 1848, Fairfax. Mr. 
Burt was a farmer; resided in Enosburg and Sheldon. Mrs. Burt is now living in 
Enosburg Falls. 

Children, by first wife: 
+483 i Cortes Hoburt ^o Burt, b. Dec. 4, 1858, Sheldon; m. Ettie Bates. 
+484 ii Emma Frances Burt, b. Jan. 18, 1860, Sheldon; m. George F. Morse. 
+485 iii Henry Adelbert Burt, b. Dec. 31, 1862, Sheldon; m. Alma Thomas. 
+486 iv Orville Deforest Burt, b. Nov. 16, 1865, Sheldon; m. Martha M. Symons. 
+487 V Clayton Hoyt Burt, b. Nov. 22, 1867, Enosburg; m. Mary Deaett. 

Children, by second wife, born in Enosburg: 
+488 vi Victor Frank Burt, b. Jan. 30, 1875; m. Frances E. Billado. 
489 vii Leon Carl Burt, b. Aug. 12, 1884; Unm.; is an office clerk; resides at 
No. 22 Fourth St., Wellington, Mass. 

147 Arnold ■' Burt, Jr., (Polly « Kendall, Polly ^ Chaffee, Comfort.^ etc.) b. Feb. 
18, 1834, Sheldon, Vt.; d. Jan. 9, 1903, Enosburg, Vt.; m. (1) Dec. 25, 1858, in 
Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. A. M. Ladd, to Susan P. Stanley, dau. of Oliver and Lois 
(Hammond) Stanley, b. (about) 1833, d. July 23, 1865, "aged 32 years"; (2) Jan. 21, 
1874, in North Ferrisburg, Vt., by the Rev. J. H. Bond, to Sarah Louesa Ball, dau. 
of Stephen and Urana E. (Smedley) Ball, b. July 3, 1849, North Ferrisburg. Mr. 
Burt was a farmer; resided in Sheldon and Enosburg. Mrs. Burt is now living in 
Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, by first wife, born in Sheldon: 
+490 i John Oscar i" Burt, b. July 9, 1860; m. Bell Roland. 
491 ii William Stanley Burt, b. May 16, 1865; d. March 1, 1891; Unm. 



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Children, by second wife, born in Enosburg, except the youngest one born in 
Sheldon. 

+492 iii Charles Stephen Burt, b. Sept. 21, 1876; m. Florence h. Bull. 
+493 iv Ivinnie Ellen Burt, b. Sept. 20, 1878; m. Charles S. Forsythe. 
+494 V Ruby Arnold Burt, b. Oct. 28, 1885; m. J. Max Hogaboom. 

149 Solomon Marsh ^ Burt, (Polly » Kendall, Ivucy " Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. 
Nov. 18, 1843, Sheldon, Vt. ; m. (about) November, 1872, in Boston, Mass., to 
Nellie A. Smith, b. in Liverpool, Eng., (about) 1843. Mr. Burt is a merchant; 
resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Burt. 

150 Seth Kendall 9 Burt, (Polly « Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. 
Oct. 21, 1846, Sheldon, Vt.; m. April 20, 1868, in Johnson, Vt., by the Rev. John S. 
Dority, to Ruth Eliza Boutell, dan. of Josephiis and Harriet (Stanley) Boutell, b. 
July 27, 1850, Bakersfield, Vt. Mr. Burt is a farmer; resides in Sheldon, near 
Enosburg Falls; address, R. F. D. No. 3, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, the oldest one born in Bakersfield, the others in Sheldon: 

Josephus S. 1" Burt, b. Sept. 8, 1869; m. Eunice M. Parker. 

Walter Seth Burt, b. Nov. 27, 1872; Unm.; is a dentist; resides at No. 497 

Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 
Lois Polly Burt, b. Oct. 7, 1875; m. Edward R. Searles. 
Mattie Delia Burt, b. Dec. 1, 1882; is a student of the N. E. Conservatory 

of Music, Boston. 
Warren Frank Burt, b. March 10, 1884. 
Nellie Anna Burt, b. Aug. 18, 1887. 

150 Hoyt^ Burt, (Polly^ Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. June 4, 
1851, Sheldon, Vt.; d. Aug. 30, 1909, Sheldon; m. March 8, 1888, in Enosburg, Vt., 
b}' the Rev. A. B. Harris, to Lillis Mariah Powers, dau. of Da\'id and Amanda 
(Woodward) Powers, b. Oct. 12, 1861, St. Armand, Que. Mr. Burt was a farmer; 
resided on the Burt homestead in Sheldon, near Enosburg Falls. No children 
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Burt. 

152 Mary 3 Chadbourn, (Anna ^ Kendall, Lucy " Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. 
March 18, 1846, Dunham Center, Que.; d. Nov. 17, 1897, North Ferrisburg, Vt.; m. 
Dec. 23, 1874, in Enosburg Falls, Vt. , bj- the Rev. Homer White, to Artemus Ahan 
Ball, son of Stephen and Urana E. (Smedley) Ball, b. March 26, 1846, North Ferris- 
burg. Mr. Ball is a retired farmer; resides in North Ferrisburg. 

Children, born in North Ferrisburg: 

Anna Urana i" Ball, b. Nov. 29, 1875; d. March 15, 1893, Enosburg Falls. 
Florence Adelle Ball, b. Nov. 14, 1877; d. March 14, 1893, Enosburg Falls. 
Jay Stephen Ball, b. May 17, 1879; m. Katherine C. Rasmussen. 
Guy Chadbourn Ball, b. April 21, 1882; Unm.; is a farmer; resides in 
North Ferrisburg. 
505 v Cora Amy Ball, b. March 14, 1889; d. Sept. 27, 1889, North Ferrisbvurg. 

154 Seth Allen 9 Kendall, (Aaron « Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. 
Feb. Z3, 1839, (prob.) Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 18, 1861, in Hammond, Wis. by Rual 
Demans, justice of the peace, to Mary Elizabeth Kalar, b. Dec. 28, 1843, Geneva, 
Wis., d. Feb. 3, 1907, St. Peter, Minn. Mrs. Kendall was brought up by her grand- 
mother, Mary Kalar, from whom she was named. Mr. Kendall is a farmer; removed 
from Vermont to W^isconsin vi-ith his parents when young; removed to Minnesota 
in 1863; is now living in Madison Lake, Minn. 

Children : 
+506 i Edward Ellsworth 1° Kendall, b. Nov. 26, 1864, Lowell Woods, Wis.; 
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+507 ii Annie lyorinda Kendall, b. May 16, 1869, Cordova, Minn.; ra. Lewis 

Sharp. 
+ 508 iii Mary Catherine Kendall, b. June 22, 1872, Cordova; m. Harry Roberts. 
+509 iv Hattie Nora Kendall, a twin, b. Nov. 17, 1879, Chehalis, Mian.; m. 

Stephen Van Ness. 
+510 V Nettie Cora Kendall, a twin, b. Nov. 17, 1879, Chehalis; m. Knute J. 

Wicker. 
511 vi Arthur Lyman Kendall, b. Sept. 26, 1882, Chehalis; d. March, 1883, 

Chehalis. 
+512 vii Bertha Elzina Kendall, b. June 15, 1884, Chehalis; m. William H. Oney. 

156 Merril Spalding* Kendall, (Aaron « Kendall, Lucy^ Chaflfee, Comfort,*' 
etc.) b. Sept. 11, 1850, Columbus, Wis.; m. Sept. 25, 1872, in Cordova, Minn., by 
Charley Smith, justice of the peace, to Kate Isabella Vail, dau. of Allen Sanford and 
Rachel Vail, b. May 11, 1856, Faribault, Minn. Mr, Kendall is a laborer; resides in 
Hackensack, Minn. 

Children: 

+513 i Norman Charley ^o Kendall, b. Aug. 5, 1873, Cordova, Minn.; m. Etta 

B. Collins. 
+514 ii Carrie May Kendall, b. July 31, 1875, Cordova; m. Warren Marston. 
+515 iii Jennie Luella Kendall, b. June 17, 1877, Cordova; m. George Mellon. 
+516 iv Lenora Ellen Kendall, b. March 9, 1879, Kilkenny, Minn.; ni. Albert 

H. Gloss. 
+517 V WiUiam Sanford Kendall, b. March 5, 1881, Kilkenny; m. Bessie N. 

Banister. 

518 vi Emma Rachel Kendall, b. March 10, 1883, Kilkenny; d. Nov. 16, 

1883, Kilkenny. 

519 vii Eugene Chester Kendall, b. June 5, 1885, Cordova; Unm.; is a laborer; 

resides in Hackensack, Minn. 

520 viii Clarence Arthur Kendall, b. March 6, 1890, Lincoln, Minn.; Unm.; is a 

laborer; resides in Hackensack. 

521 ix Clyde Milton Kendall, b. April 30, 1895, Motley, Minn. 

522 X Royal Sylvester Kendall, b. July 16, 1899, Cordova; d. Sept. 16, 1899; 

Cordova. 

157 Royal Norman » Kendall, (Aaron » Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, ^ etc.) 
b. Nov. 2, 1853, in Wisconsin; m. to Matilda Abigail i» Thurber, (Edward Hiram ^ 
Thurber, Lucy** Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, Comfort,*' etc.) b. May 14, 1860, near 
Montello, Marquette county, Wis., d. March 17, 1903, Cordova, Minn. (See No. 
419.) 

158 Mary Elizabeth 9 Hicks, (Phoebe » Kendall, Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort,« etc.) 
b, Sept. 3, 1835, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 1, 1854, in FrankHn, Vt., by Nahum 
Temple, justice of the peace, to John Hammond, son of John and Mary (Stanley) 
Hammond, b. May 31, 1833, FrankHn, Vt., d. Oct. 20, 1891, Grand Island, Neb. 
Mr. Hammond did a business in real estate and collections, and for some time was 
the commandant of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Grand Island, Neb. Mrs. 
Hammond is now living in West Berkshire, Vt. , at the age of 76 years. 

Child, born in St. Albans, Vt.: 

523 i Charlie Byron "' Hammond, b. May 13, 1855; d. Aug. 31, 1856. 

159 John Wellington^ Hicks, (Phcebe » Kendall, Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) 
b. Jan. 1, 1838, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 3, 1857, in Berkshire, by the Rev. 
Edwin Prouty, to Junia Ann Butler, dau. of Joseph Butler, b. Dec. 27, 1835, Sheldon, 
Vt., d. Feb. 14, 1900, Dundas, Ont. Mr. Hicks is a carriage maker; resides in 
Burlington, Ont., at the age of nearly 74 years. 

Children: 

524 i Phcebe Elizabeth "' Hicks, b. Feb. 24, 1862, West Berkshire; d. Feb. 15, 

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4-525 ii Byron Samuel Hicks, b. Nov. 6, 1869, Waterdown, Ont.; m. Ida J. 

McMillan. 

161 Walter Scott 9 Hicks, (Phoebe « Kendall, I^ucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. 
Aug. 4, 1843, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1865, in Berkshire, by the Rev. E. A. 
Titus, to Rosabel Johnson, dau. of I^eander and Sophia (Shaw) Johnson, b. Feb. 15, 
1846, Berkshire. Mr. Hicks is a wheelwright; resides in West Berkshire. 

Children, born in West Berkshire: 

+526 i Lillian Belli" Hicks, b. Nov. 19, 1865; m. Gordius E. Hammond. 

527 ii Mary Elizabeth Hicks, b. Feb. 12, 1867; Ui;m. 

528 iii Chloe Ann Hicks, b. Jan. 19, 1870; d. Oct. 17, 1876, West Berkshire. 
+529 iv Carlos Wellington Hicks, b. July 26, 1871; m. Nelhe F. Robinson. 

162 Byron Gordon ^ Hicks, (Phcebe » Kendall, Ivucy ' Chaffee, Comfort, ^ etc.) b. 
Sept. 10, 1850, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. June 11, 1872, in Frelighsburg, Que., by the 
Rev. Aret Ducon Davidson, to Carlotta Elizabeth Armstrong, dau. of Alexander and 
Elizabeth (Allen) Armstrong, b. March 13, 1850, St. Armand, Que. Mr. Hicks is a 
farmer; resides near Sutton, Que. No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Hicks. 

164 Deforest Clark ^ Noble, (Matilda Silva » Kendall, lyucy ' Chaffee, Comfort,* 
etc.) b. Oct. 19, 1847, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Feb. 6, 1900, Worcester, Vt.; m. April 27, 
1876, in Charlestown, Mass., by the Rev. A. J. Kendick, to Jerushia Richards, dau. of 
William and Nancy (Densmore) Richards, b. April 26, 1852, in Nova Scotia. Mr. 
Noble was a farmer; resided in Berkshire, Sheldon, Troy, Fairfield, Elmore, Wolcott 
and Worcester, Vt. Mrs. Noble is now living in East Montpelier, Vt. 

Children: 
530 i Edith Matilda 1° Noble, b. April 10, 1877; d. April 29, 1877, Sheldon. 
+531 ii Hannibal Gardner Noble, b. Aug. 26, 1878, Sheldon; m. Mrs. NelHe 
(Ivarvarny) Clifford. 
532 iii Seth Austin Noble, b. Ma}- 4, 1880, Fairfield; Unm.; is a farmer; resides 
in Plainfield, Vt. 
+533 iv Laura Mae Noble, b. March 26, 1882, North Troy; m. Elbert W. Brown. 
534 V Grace Matilda Noble, b. Sept. 13, 1891, Elmore. 

165 Willis Washington 9 Noble, (Matilda Silva « Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc. ) b. May 23, 1850, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) April 22, 1874, in Richford,Vt., 
by the Rev. O. P. Taplin, to Harriet Wright, dau. of Warren and Harriet (Stanhope) 
Wright, b. May 21, 1854, Richford, d. March 3, 1876, Berkshire; (2) Nov. 20, 1876, 
in East Berkshire, Vt., to Emma Mary Gould, dau. of George and Roaney (Judd) 
Gould, b. Jan. 28, 1854, Fairfield, Vt., d. April 16, 1906, Fairfield; (3) Aug. 4, 1909, 
in St. Albans, Vt. , by the Rev. George W. Hunt, to Bessie Bell Austin, daai. of 
Reuben and Abbie Austin, b. May 21, 1880, Potton, Que. Mr. Noble is a farmer; 
resides in Fairfield; address, R. F. D. No. 4, St. Albans, Vt. 

Child, by second wife, born in Fairfield: 

+535 i Harriet Roaney i" Noble, b. Sept. 11, 1877; m. (1) Frank Bedor; (2) Edgar 
A. Brown. 

167 Mary Anna^ Noble, (Matilda Silva » Kendall, Lucy^ Chaffee, Comfort, « 
etc.) b. April 3, 1856, Sheldon, Vt.; d. Nov. 6, 1885, Elmore, Vt.; m. June 22, 1876, 
in Berkshire, Vt., by the Rev. D. M. Ladd, to Edgar Albert Clark, son of William C. 
and Jemima (Wliipple) Clark, b. Nov. 13, 1854, Barton, Vt., d. Jan. 26, 1889, 
Barre, Vt. Mr. Clark was an artist; resided in Texas for about five years after 
marriage, and later in Elmore, Vt. 

Children: 
+536 i Aurilla May i» Clark, b. May 3, 1877, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Frank R. 
McClellan. 



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537 ii Van Albert Noble Clark, b. Dec. 13, 1878, in Texas; Unm.; is a farmer; 
resides in Randolph, Vt. 

168 Jennievieve^ Noble, (Matilda Silva« Kendall, lyucy^ Chaffee, Comfort,* 
etc.) b. March 25, 1860, Jay, Vt.; m. (1) Oct. 20, 1878, in Sheldon, Vt., by the Rev. 
William Roberts, to Wilson Billado, son of Stephen and Jane (Ivouks) Billado, b. 
Feb. 26, 1855, d. Aug. 7, 1883, Enosbnrg Falls, Vt.; (2) in Enosburg, by the Rev. 
li. R. C. Guild, to Clayton Hamilton Woodworth, of Stowe, Vt., son of Carlton and 
Eliza Nancy (Spanlding) Woodworth, b. Dec. 5, 1861, Franklin, Vt. Mr. Billado 
was a carpenter. Mr. Woodworth is a carpenter; resides in East Braintree, Vt.; 
address. R. F. D. No. 3, Randolph, Vt. 

Children, by first husband: 

+538 i Charles Wilson'" Billado* (Woodworth), b. Jan. 6, 1881, Fairfield, Vt.; 
m. Cora M. Somers. 

539 ii Matilda Lucy Billado, b. April 2, 1883, Enosburg Falls; d. Oct. 5, 1883, 

Enosburg Falls. 

Children, by second husband, born in West Enosburg, Vt. 

540 iii Elmer Clayton Woodworth, b. Jan. 19, 1887; Unm.; is a farmer; resides 

in East Braintree. 

541 iv Jessie Woodworth, b. April 5, 1889; d. Oct. 12, 1889, West Enosburg. 

170 Charles Fremont*' Marsh, (Aurilla* Kendall, Lucy^ Chaffee, Comfort,*^ 
etc.) b. May 30, 1856, (prob. ) Troy, Vt.; d. March 1, 1904, Melrose, Mass.; m. Sept. 
15, 1880, in Fairfax, Vt., to Ella F. Stevens, b. July 1, 1857, Fairfax, Vt. Mr. 
Marsh was a farmer, and passed the greater part of his life in Fairfax, but during the 
last of his life resided in Melrose, Mass. After the death of Mr. Marsh, Mrs. Marsh 
m. (2) Foster B. Felton, and now resides at No. 1261 East 87th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Children, born in P'airfax: 

542 i Bvurney Kendall ^^ Marsh, b. May 16, 1881; Unm.; is a hotel clerk; resides 

at No. 297 Columbus Ave., Boston, Mass. 
-[-543 ii Howard Hilton Marsh, b. Nov. 17, 1884; is a clerk in a hardware store; 
resides at No. 9311 Edmunds Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 

173 Charles Sumner Aaron ^ Kendall, (William* Kendall, l/ucy^ Chaflfee, 
Comfort," etc.) b. Oct. 14, 1857, Newton, Wis.; d. July 11, 1899, Westfield, Wis.; m. 
Aug. 29, 1897, in Westfield, to L/ila B. Barker. Mr. Kendall was a contractor; 
resided in Westfield. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kendall. 

174 Flora Estelle » Kendall, (William * Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) 
b. April 15, 1862, Newton, Wis.; m. June 16, 1908, in Westfield, Wis., by the Rev. 
J. W. Custer, to Antie Roller, son of Tressa and Wensel Roller, b. June 13, 1854, on 
the Hudson river. Mr. Roller is a farmer; resides in Westfield, Wis. No children 
have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Roller. 

175 Mary-' Clark, (Anna* Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort," etc.) b. March 16, 1830, 
Berkshire, Vt.; d. Feb. 18, 1881, Berkshire; m. Dec. 9, 1855, in Berkshire, by Linus 
Leavens, justice of the peace, to Joshua Booth, son of Joshua and Sarah (Taylor) 
Booth, b. Dec. 15, 1834, in County Latrum, Ireland. Mr. Booth is a farmer; resided 
for several years in St. Armand, Que., on the farm now owned and occupied by Mr, 
and Mrs. Charles Barber (See No. 550) ; afterward he removed to the Deacon Guy 
Clark farm in Berkshire, and later lived in Waterloo, Que. He is at present with 
W. M. Armstrong, of Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. After the 
death of Mary (Clark) Booth, he m. (2) Abbie J. Ellis. 



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Children, born in St. Armand, except the youngest one born in Berkshire: 

545 i Annabel! i" Booth, b. April 28, 1858; d. Nov. 3, 1882, Berkshire; m. in 
East Enosburg, Vt., by the Rev. J. T. Buzzell, to Austin vShufelt; no 
children. 
+ 546 ii Delia Effie Booth, b. July 30, 1859; m. Maynard C. Gibson. 

547 iii Mary Frances Booth, b. Dec. 19, 1861; d. (about) Sept. 1, 1889, 

Berkshire; lu. in East Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. Edwin Prouty, to 
Mark Stowe; no children. 

548 iv Deforest Joshua Booth, b. Oct. 27, 1868; d. Nov. 30, 1869, Berkshire. 

177 Hanson 9 Clark, (Anna» Chaffee, Jasper," Comfort, « etc.) b. July 1, 1836, 
Berkshire, Vt., m. March 9, 1857, in Berkshire, by William C. Ellsworth, justice of 
the peace, to Charlotte Miranda Burleson, dau. of Stephen and Charlotte (Bradford) 
Burleson, b. Nov. 9, 1838, Berkshire, d. Nov. 25, 1907, St. Albans, Vt. Mr. Clark 
is a farmer, and during the larger part of his married life resided in St. Armand, 
Que. , on the farm adjoining the boundary line between Vermont and Canada which 
is now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barber, and where Mr. Clark is 
now living at the age of 75 years. His address is Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in St. Armand: 

Stephen Guy ^^ Clark, b. June 22, 1862; d. Dec. 21, 1863, vSt. Armand. 

Emma Anna Clark, b. March 5, 1864; m. Charles Barber. 

Angie Evelyn Clark, b. Aug. 10, 1868; m. Aaron h. Beach. 

Ethelind May Clark, b. Aug. 21, 1871; m. Frank E. Moran. 

Mabel Laura Clark, b. Sept. 18, 1876; m. G. Stewart Conner. 

Ada Ivottie Clark, b. April 15, 1879; d. March 26, 1880, St. Armand. 

178 Guy 9 Clark, (Anna^ Chaffee, Jasper, ^ Comfort," etc.) b. April 18, 1840, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 31, 1863, in Berkshire, by the Rev. E. A. Titus, to Delia 
Hull, dau. of Ethan Allen and Melinda (Austin) Hull, b. June 6, 1845, Berkshire. Mr. 
Clark is a retired farmer; resided in Berkshire; present address, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 
+555 i Ralph Waldo i" Clark, b. March 13, 1866; m. Emma C. Larabee. 
+ 556 ii Ethan Allen Clark, b. July 16, 1869; m. Nellie M. Ward. 

180 Adelin Ann» Clark, (Anna^ Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. March 31, 
1846, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Jan. 28, 1892, Compton, Que.; m. Dec. 9, 1863, in Berkshire, 
by the Rev. Arnold h- Arms, to William Campbell Scofield, son of Benning W. and 
Amanda (Campbell) Scofield, b. Oct. 5, 1839, St. Armand, Que.; d. Oct. 6, 1889, 
Compton. Mr. Scofield was a farmer; resided in St. Armand until the last years of 
his life, when he removed to Compton. 

Children, the oldest one born in Newport, Vt. , the others in St. Armand: 

557 i Guy W.'o Scofield, b. Julv 15, 1867; d. Aug. 21, 1880, St. Armand. 

558 ii Anna Adelia Scofield, b. May 18, 1871; d. Nov. 24, 1871, St. Armand. 
+ 559 iii Duriey William Scofield, b. March 7, 1875; m. Jessie S. Westover. 

560 iv Anna Adelia Scofield, b. April 14, 1879; d. July 8, 1879, St. Armand. 

182 Jasper Chaffee^ Beeman, (Hannah Fidelia^ Chaffee, Jasper," Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. March 24, 1842, Sutton, Que.; m. (1) Nov. 7, 1861, in Potsdam, N. Y., by 
the Rev. J. Baker, to Betsey Elizabeth Reynolds, dau. of Lucius and Ann Reynolds, 
b. Oct. 20, 1838, Lawrence, N. Y., d. Aug. 29, 1868, Lawrence; (2) Nov. 25, 1874, in 
Franklin, Vt., to Catherine Elizabeth Guthrie, dau. of David and Ann (Watson) 
Guthrie, b. Jan. 26, 1838, St. Armand West, Que., d. Jan. 22, 1910, Guthrie, (St. 
Armand town). Que. Mr. Beeman is a farmer; resides in Guthrie. 

Children, by first wife: 

561 i Elmer Sheldon ^o Beeman, b. Sept. 7, 1862, Dickinson, N. Y.; d. Jan. 1, 

1864, Dickinson. 



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+562 ii Retta May Beeman, b. Jan. 13, 1865, Dickinson; m. Charles C. Emery. 
+563 iii James Lucius Beeman, b. Oct. 7, 1866, Nicholville, N. Y.; m. Georgia E. 
Mills. 
Children, by second wife, born in Guthrie, Que. 
+564 iv Harold Emmet Beeman, b. May 30, 1876; m. Inez A. Johnson. 
+565 V Almerine Hobart Beeman, b. Dec. 13, 1878; m. Mamie E. Johnson. 

185 Lucas Azro^ Beeman, (Hannah Fidelia* Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. Nov. 7, 1848, Malone, N. Y.; m. Aug. 20, 1867, in Loraine, N. Y., to Mary 
Adelaide Remington, dau. of Thomas and Laura D. (Eastman) Remington, b. Feb. 1, 
1852, Mannsville, N. Y., d. April 20, 1900, Mannsville. Mr. Beeman is a farmer; 
has lived in L,oraine, N. Y., and now resides in EHisburg, N. Y., address, 
Mannsville. 

Children, born in Loraine: 
+566 i Helen Grace i" Beeman, b. Aug. 14, 1868; m. Warren W. Murray. 
+567 ii Hubert Remington Beeman, b. June 17, 1877; m. Lillian C. Waterman. 
+568 iii Charles Eastman Beeman, b. September, 1885; m. Edith M. Van Epps. 

186 Hannah Fidelia^ Beeman, (Hannah Fidelia^ Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort, ^ 
etc.) b. Dec. 24, 1849, Dickinson, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 11, 1870, in Three Mile Bay, N. Y., 
by the Rev. James Madison Beeman, father of the bride, to Titus Monroe Carley, son 
of Adney and Elmira Carley, b. March 6, 1848, Rodman, N. Y. Mr. Carley is a 
farmer; resides at Adams Center, N. Y. 

Children, born in Rodman, N. Y.: 

Gratia Lavinia '" Carley, b. Aug. 29, 1873. 

Anna Beeman Carley, b. Aug. 26, 1875; m. George E. Wilbur. 
Lettie Almira Carlev, b. July 8, 1881; m. William J. Whitley. 
Titus Monroe Carley, Jr., b. July 11, 1884; d. Jan. 13, 1910, at City 
hospital, Watertown, N. Y. Unm. 

189 Emily Susan ^ Weld, (Cordelia^ Chaffee, Jasper," Comfort,^ etc.) b. Aug. 
24, 1843, Berkshire, Vt.; d. March 11, 1907, Berkshire; m. Dec. 24, 1867, in St. 
Albans, Vt., by the Rev. D. W. Dayton, to Clark Austin Hull, son of Ethan Allen 
and Melinda (Austin) Hull, b. Oct. 11, 1843, Enosburg, Vt., d. June 13, 1901, 
Berkshire. Mr. Hull was a farmer; resided in Berkshire. He served in the Civil 
War, going from Berkshire, and enlisting at Brattleboro, Vt., Sept. 4, 1861, in Co. I, 
10th Vt. Inf. Vols., and was mustered out at Burlington, Vt., July 3, 1865, (dis- 
charged from camp near Washington, D. C, June 22, 1865). 

Children, born in Berkshire: 
+573 i Clarence Adna "' Hull, b. Oct. 19, 1871; m. Marion G. Merrill. 
+574 ii Ina Susan Hull, b. Oct. 3, 1873; m. Mark O. Hicks. 
+575 iii Vesta Cordelia Hull, b. Sept. 30, 1874; m. Olin W. Webster. 

191 Lafayette Azro ^ Weld, (Cordelia'' Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 
29, 1847, Berkshire, Vt.; d. April 20, 1906, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. Nov. 5, 1873, in 
Berkshire, by the Rev. O. M. Boutwell, to Eunice Matilda Noble, dau. of Chester W. 
and Sabrina (Taylor) Noble, b. March 25, 1855, Franklin, Vt. Mr. Weld was a 
carpenter; resided in Berkshire and Enosburg. Mrs. Weld now resides at No. 31 
Elm St., Manchester, N. H. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 
+576 i Chester Ebenezer i" Weld, b. Oct. 20, 1874; m. Jennie A. Green. 
+577 ii Grace Agnes Weld, b. June 7, 1877; m. Henry F. Wilson. 
578 iii Carl Dwight Weld, b. July 11, 1878; Unm.; is a driver; resides at No. 31 
Elm St., Manchester, N. H. 
+579 iv Max Lafayette Weld, b. April 23, 1880; m. Mira R. Tappan. 

580 v Noble Ernest Weld, b. Aug. 26, 1889; Unm.; is a shoemaker; resides at 
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192 Fernando Cortes ' WeM, (Cordelia* Cliaffee, Jasper," Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Jan. 24, 1850, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 23, 1873, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Edwin 
Prouty, to Mary Ann Armstrong, dau. of Robert and Mary Ann (Shaw) Armstrong, 
b. !^lay 23, 1853, Berkshire; d. Nov. 26, 1907, Berkshire. F. Cortes Weld is a farmer; 
resides in Berkshire on the farm next south of the original Chaffee homestead; 
address, R. F. D. No. 1. Richford, Vt. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 
+581 i Vernon Clifford "' Weld, b. Dec. 6, 1876; m. Nellie L. Evans. 

194 Julius Chester '■' Weld, (Cordelia*^ Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort," etc. ) b. Feb. 
9, 1856, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 29, 1876, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Daniel L/ewis, 
to Lucy Ivuella 3 Woodworth, (Lucy Stowe * Chaffee. John,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. Dec. 4, 
1855, Berkshire. (See No. 248.) For several years Mr. Weld was a deputy collector 
of United States customs at the port of West Berkshire. He is a farmer; resides on 
the Woodworth homestead in' the southern part of Berkshfre; address, R. F. D. No. 
1, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 
+582 i Julius Emmett i« Weld, b. June 21, 1881; m. Ethel L. Grant. 

196 Dwight Eben^ Weld, (Cordelia* Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort, « etc.) b. Feb. 
15, 1862, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 20, 1881, in West Berkshire, by the Rev. William 
R. Puffer, to Adah lona Yaw, dau. of Joseph and Mary Ann (Bowman) Yaw, b. Oct. 
9, 1862, Berkshire. See a chapter on the Towle family in the latter part of this 
book.) Mr. Weld is a farmer; resides in Berkshire on the farm bought of Joseph 
Yaw, and formerly owned by Jasper Chaffee, grandfather of Mr. Weld. He is the 
president of the West Berkshire Cemetery Association, the cemetery being one in 
which many Chaffees and Chaffee descendants are buried. Mr. Weld's address is 
West Berkshire, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

583 i Flora Gratia i" Weld. b. July 24, 1888. 

584 ii Lucv Marion Weld, b. Dec. 13, 1889. 

585 iii Don Dwight Weld, b. Dec. 16, 1899. 

586 iv Kenneth Chellis Weld, b. Feb. 20, 1907. 

197 Anson Jasper ^ Chaffee, Qasper,* Jasper," Comfort, ^ etc.) b. Dec. 28, 1845, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 28, 1877, in Worcester, Mass., to Alveretta S. Hakey, dau. 
of Newell Hakey. Mr. Chaffee is a merchant; resides in Frelighsburg, Que. No 
children have been born to IMr. and Mrs. Chaffee. 

199 Charles Stuart^ Chaffee, (Jasper,* Jasper,' Comfort,*^ etc.) b. April 19, 
1855, Berkshire, Vt. ; m. to Elizabeth Allen, of Vernon, Conn., dau. of Thomas and 
Margaret Allen, b. May 8, 1868. Mr. Chaffee is a painter; resides at No. 587 Broad- 
way, Providence, R. I. 

Children, Vjorn in Providence, except the second one and fifth one born in 
Franklin, Mass.: 

Mary Agnes '"^ Chaffee, d. in infancy. 
Ruth Elizabeth Chaffee, b. July 11, 1894. 
Florence Mav Chaffee, Id. Jan. 6, 1897. 
Sarah Margarette Chaffee, b. April 15, 1899. 
Dorothy Katherine Chaffee, b. Feb. 11, 1901. 
Frances Alice Chaffee, b. March 4, 1903. 
Helen Genevieve Chaffee, b. Jan. 15, 1907. 

200 Mary Amelia ^ Chaffee, (Jasper,* Jasper," Comfort, « etc.) b. July 16, 1859, 
Berkshire, Vt.; d. July 28, 1879, St. Albans, Vt.; m. Dec. 31, 1878, in St. Albans, by 



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the Rev. Thomas Burgess, to Edwin H. Thomas. At the time of marriage, both Mr. 
and Mrs. Thomas were employees of the St. Albans Messenger Co. 

201 John Jasper^ McCarty, (Mary Matilda* Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort,"^ etc.) 
b. Sept, 5, 1853, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 6, 1876, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Daniel 
L/ewis, to Bianca Green ^ Chaffee (Albert,* Reuben,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. July 7, 1855, 
Berkshire. (See No. 108.) Mr. McCarty is a farmer; resided on the Albert Chaffee 
farm in Berkshire for many years; later removed to Richford, Vt. , for several years, 
and is now living in West Berkshire \allage in the house where his parents resided. 

Children, born and died in Berkshire: 

594 i Glennie Florence i" McCarty, b. Aug. 27, 1880; d. Jan. 12, 1893. 

595 ii Gladvs Florian McCartv, b. Feb. 6, 1885; d. Oct. 20, 1897. 

596 iii Grace Bianca McCarty. b. June 1, 1889; d. Feb. 3, 1902. 

203 Frances Dickinson ^ Chaffee, (Azro Buck,* Jasper,' Comfort, '^ etc.) b. Feb. 
21, 1858, Burlington, Vt.; m. June 6, 1885, in Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, 
Que., by the Rev. Canon Elegood, to Thomas John Montgomery Nelson, son of 
James and Grace (Ellis) Nelson, b. March 14, 1857, in Montreal. Mr. Nelson is a 
civil engineer; resides at No. 1757 Park Ave., Montreal. 

Child, born in Montreal: 

597 i Grace Montgomery ^ Nelson, b. July 29, 1886; d. Aug. 19, 1901, Dorval, 

Que. 

204 Azro Buck ^ Chaffee, Jr., (Azro Buck,* Jasper,' Comfort, « etc.) b. May 12, 
1861, Bedford, Que.; m. Dec. 1, 1887, in St. George's church, Montreal, Que., by the 
Very Rev. Dean Carmichael, to Mary Elizabeth Beard, dau. of George T. and Frances 
I/. (Dyman) Beard, b. May 9, 1860, Montreal. A. Buck Chaffee is president and 
manager of the International Railway Publishing Co., of No. 54 Beaver Hall Hill, 
Montreal, publisher of the Canadian Official Railway Guide, and which also does other 
railway printing. He resides at No. 176 University St., Montreal. 

Child, born in Montreal: 

598 i Edythe Mary !» Chaffee, b. Sept. 25, 1892. 

205 Miriam Jane ^ Chaffee, (Azro Buck,* Jasper,' Comfort,*^ etc.) b. Jan. 17, 
1865, St. Johns, Que.; m. April 14, 1887, in Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, 
Que., by the Rev. Dr. Norman, to Fred Heney Morehouse, son of George T. More- 
house. Mr. Morehouse is an accountant; resides at No. 2022 Giddings St., 
Chicago, 111. 

Children: 

599 i George Chaffee i" Morehouse, b. Jan. 7, 1888, Montreal. 

600 ii Fred Heney Morehouse, Jr., b. Jan. 12, 1891, Montreal. 

601 iii James Miller Morehouse, b. Aug. 3, 1893, Chicago. 

602 iv Chaffee Morehouse, b. Feb. 2. 1897, Chicago. 

206 Betsy Foster^ Chaffee, (Azro Buck,* Jasper,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. Jan. 17, 

1867, Montreal, Que.; m. Sept. 2, 1896, in the Church of St. James the Apostle, 
Montreal, by the Rev. Canon Elegood, to Dr. Charles Howard Peck, son of Albert 
W. and Louisa (Booth) Peck, b. June 18, 1870, Newtown, Conn. Dr. Peck is a 
practicing physician, resides at No. 30 West 50th St., New York, N. Y. 

Children, born in New York city: 

603 i Charles Howard '» Peck, Jr., b. June 25, 1899. 

604 ii Nelson Chaffee Peck, b. March 2, 1902. 

605 iii Dexter Belknap Peck, b. March 25, 1907. 

207 Hiram Foster^ Chaffee, (Azro Buck,* Jasper,' Comfort," etc.) b. Dec. 18, 

1868, Knowlton, Que.; m. Sept. 22, 1897, in Brockville, Ont., by the Rev. Dr. 



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Saunders, to Margaret Julia Barr. H. Foster Chaffee is the general passenger 
agent for the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.; resides at Queen's Hotel, 
Toronto, Ont. 

209 George Edwin '' Chaffee, (Azro Buck,* Jasper,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. Feb. 4, 
1876, Montreal, Que.; m. July 17, 1901, in Ravenswood, 111.; by the Rev. James S. 
Ainslee, to Alice F. Miller, dau. of Charles F. and Fredericka M. Miller, of Chicago, 
111., b. March 9, 1880. Mr. ChafTee is with I^ewis Bros., of Montreal; resides at No. 
135 Edward Charles St., Outremont, Que. 

210 Alice Lenora^ Chaffee, (Harmon,* Warren,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. March 24, 
1846, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Aug. 10, 1903, Chelsea, Mass.; m. Sept. 21, (or Sept. 24) 
1873, to Marshall^ Armstrong, (Sally Miranda* Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
(See No. 111.) 

213 Venie Lucina^ Chaffee, (Harmon,* Warren,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. April 17, 
1860, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) Nov. 30, 1881, in Berkshire, by the Rev. F. C. Kimball, 
to Fred Albert Start, son of Charles G. and Robena (Barnes) Start, b. Sept. 20, 
1862, Bakersfield, Vt., d. Jan. 30, 1893, Bakersfield; (2) Oct. 30, 1905, in Highgate, 
Vt. , by the Rev. C. P. Taplin, to Francis Newell Wells, son of Zenith and Lavira 
(Newell) Wells, b. June 10, 1839, Fairfax, Vt. Mr. Start was a carpenter; resided 
in Bakersfield. Mr. Wells is an undertaker; resides in Bakersfield. 

Children, by first husband, born in Bakersfield. 

+606 i Pearl Robena i« Start, b. May 8, 1883; m. Harold P. Morey. 

607 ii Ray Harmon Start, b. July 6, 1884; d. Jan. 9, 1887, Bakersfield. 

608 iii Ina I^eona Start, b. Jan. 9, 1886; Unm.; is a stenographer for the Vermont 

Farm Machine Co. , Bellows Falls, Vt. ; resides at No. 50 Atkinson St. 

214 Minnie Evangeline' Chaffee, (Harmon,* Warren,^ Comfort,® etc.) b. April 
28, 1869, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 23, 1890, by the Rev. William R. Puffer, to Fred 
Hamilton Brigham, son of Albert Gallatin and Marietta (Houghton) Brigham, b. 
Dec. 1, 1862, Bakersfield, Vt. Mr. Brigham is the janitor of the Brigham Academy; 
resides in Bakersfield. 

Children: 

609 i Mary Chaffee >" Brigham, b. July 19, 1892, Berkshire. 

610 ii Frank Albert Brigham, b. Nov. 10, 1901, Bakersfield. 

215 Cordelia Louisa ' Chaffee, (Stephen Burleson,* Warren,^ Comfort,® etc.) b. 
Feb. 7, 1852, Berkshire, Vt.; d. July 18, 1906, Barnard, Vt.; m. Sept. 6, 1874, in 
Jay, Vt., by the Rev. H. C. Sisco, to John McAllister, son of Alexander and 
Christina (Young) McAllister, b. May 12, 1840, Fayston, Vt., d. Feb. 25, 1904, 
Barnard. Mr. McAllister was a farmer; resided in Berkshire from October, 1876, to 
November, 1896, when he removed to Troy, Vt., where he lived until December, 
1902, going from there to Barnard where he died. His last years were spent in 
retirement from active business. 

Children: 

+611 i William FrankHn ^o McAllister, b. Nov. 29, 1875, Jay, Vt.; m. I^aura 
Greenwood. 
612 ii Ernest Edward McAllister, b. July 14, 1879, Berkshire; Unm.; is a farmer 
and poultryman; address. East Thetford, Vt. 

217 Edwin Herbert » Chaffee, (Stephen Burleson,* Warren,^ Comfort,® etc.) b. 
Oct. 27, 1858, Jay, Vt.; m. July 12, 1885, in Frankhn, Vt., by the Rev. Edwin 
Prouty, to Mary Maranda Kelley, daughter of Shedrick and Eliza Nelson (Ingalls) 
Kelley, b. Nov. 19, 1857, Berkshire, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides in Jay, 
Vt.; address, R. F. D. No. 2, North Troy, Vt. No children have been born to Mr. 
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66 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

218 Ezra Chaffee ^ Butler, (Sally » Chaffee, Warren,^ Comfort.^ etc.) b. Sept. 
28, 1843, Sheldon, Vt.; d. March 9, 1902, Albany, Vt.; m. Jan. 21, 1864, in Sutton, 
Que., by the Rev. P. V. West, to Marilla ^ Chaffee, (Reuben,* Reuben,^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. Oct. 28, 1845, Berkshire, Vt. (See No. 90.) Mr. Butler was a farmer; 
resided in Albany the greater part of his married life. Mrs. Butler is now living on 
the home farm with her son, Clayton B. Butler; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Irasburg, Vt. 

Children: 

+613 i William Albert J" Butler, b. Oct. 25, 1865, Sutton, Que.; m. I^aura Smith. 
+614 ii Clayton Benoni Butler, b. Feb. 1, 1867, Eden, Vt.; m. (1) Ida Hitchcock; 
(2) Grace lone Wells. 

220 Gardner Smith » Butler, (Sally « Chaffee, Warren,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Oct. 
1, 1849, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. May 27, 1884, in Union, N. H., by the Rev. Mr. 
Darling, to Rosa Maddox Hutchins, of Union, dau. of William and Esther (Maddox) 
Hutchins, b. Oct. 2, 1850, South Berwick, Me. Mr. Butler was educated in the 
common schools and at the Vermont Conference Seminary; ordained pastor of the 
North Troy, Vt., Congregational church, Jan. 3, 1877; remained four years in North 
Troy; held pastorates in Derby and Coventry, Vt. , and Ballardvale, Andover and 
Three Rivers, Mass.; in November, 1899, removed to the state of Georgia, and was 
professor of Christian Theology in the Atlanta Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Ga. , 
for two years; held the position of Biblical instructor and was the treasurer of Pied- 
mont College, Demorest, Ga. , during four years; was the pastor of Circular Congre- 
gational church, Charleston, S. C, for four years more. In November, 1910, Mr. 
Butler began his present pastorate of the Congregational church in Demorest, Ga., 
where he now resides. No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Butler. 

224 Charles Augustus^ Butler, (Sally* Chaffee, Warren," Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
June 21, 1860, Jay, Vt.; m. Nov. 9, 1898, in Derby Center, Vt., by the Rev. A. J. 
Small, to Grace Ella Niles, dau. of Reuben and Chestina (Butler) Niles, b. Nov. 28, 
1878, Newport Center, Vt. Mr. Butler is a farmer, and has lived in Derby Center 
and Bellows Falls, Vt. ; present residence, Walpole, N. H. 

Children: 

615 i Ervie Elsie i" Butler, b. Jan. 5, 1900, Derby Center. 

616 ii Gerald George Butler, b. Aug. 26, 1902, Bellows Falls. 

617 iii Ezra Harmon Butler, b. April 1, 1905, Walpole. 

618 iv Albert Arthur Butler, b. April 14, 1907, Walpole; d. Aug. 25, 1910, Walpole. 

225 Fannie Evelyn ^ Butler, (Sally* Chaffee, Warren,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. May 
17, 1862, Jay, Vt.; m. March 31, 1880, in Jay, by the Rev. Charles Stowell, to Ivocke 
Hosea Percy, son of Sylvanus and Rebekah (Emerick) Percy, b. Aug. 4, 1846, 
Richford, Vt. Mr. Percy is a carpenter and mason and also a contractor and 
builder. He has resided in Jay and Newport, Vt., Piermont, N. H., and Marlboro, 
Mass., and is now located on a farm in Gorham, Me., ten miles from Portland. 

Children: 
+619 i Carl lyisle i" Percy, b. Jan. 26, 1882, Jay; m. Mabel E. Stevenson. 
+ 620 ii Gardner Albert Percy, b. Feb. 28, 1887, Newport Center, Vt.; m. Mildred 
H. Mitchell. 

621 iii Myrl Evelyn Percy, adopted, b. April 10, 1893, Ivong Island, Mass. 

622 iv Madge Marilla Percy, b. May 24, 1905, Ivowell, Mass. 

226 Charles Hardin » Andrus, (Electa Althea * Chaffee, Warren,^ Comfort,« 
etc.) b. April 6, 1852, Berkshire; Vt.; m. (1) Sept. 9, 1879, in Berkshire, by the Rev. 
Edwin Prouty, to Alma Gertrude Wheeler, dau. of Horace Everett and Sarah Iv. 
(Andrus) Wheeler, b. Sept. 21, 1857, d. May 30, 1880, Berkshire; (2) Dec. 31, 1884, 
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of George Brown and Dora (Haynes) Malone, b. July 7, 1857, Garden Island, near 
Kingston, Ont. Mr. Andrus is an artist; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 
Children: 

Henry I^add i" Andrus, b. June 6, 1886, Newport, Vt. 

George William Arthur Andrus, b. March 11, 1888, Enosburg Falls. 

Philip Sheridan Andrus, b. Dec. 26, 1889, Bakersfield, Vt. 

Carroll Bertrand Andrus, b. July 28, 1893, Enosburg Falls. 

Gertrude Loraine Andrus, b. July 8, 1895, Enosburg Falls. 

227 Fernando Cortez^ Andrus, (Electa Althea* Chaffee, Warren,^ Comfort,' 
etc.) b. July 2, 1854, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 23, 1876, in Barton, Vt., by the Rev. 
A. C. Benoit, to Lois Caroline Smith, dau. of Jonas and Ivucretia Smith, b. Feb. 28, 
1853, Newport, Vt. Mr. Andrus is a painter; resides in South Framingham, Mass. 

Children, the first three born in Newport, the next three in Brighton, Mass., 
and the youngest one in Allston, Mass. 

+628 i Bessie Mayi« Andrus, b. Dec. 9, 1876; m. Ross True. 

+629 ii Hazel Marguerite Andrus, b. June 13, 1883; m. Charles A. Mathewson. 
+630 iii Dora Lucretia Andrus, b. Feb. 6, 1885; m. Arthur H. Bickford. 

631 iv Pansy Pauline Andrus, b. March 31, 1886; d. Julv 2. 1886, Brighton. 

632 V Jessie Maud Andrus, b. May 15, 1887; d. July 31,' 1887, Brighton. 

633 vi Leon Kellev Andrus, b. April 17, 1889; Unm; is a painter. 

634 vii Beatrice Lauretta Andrus, b. May 1, 1892; d. Oct. 22, 1892, Allston. 

229 Mary Hyde « Andrus, (Electa Althea* ChafJee, Warren,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. 
March 28, 1857, Richmond, Minn.; m. Nov. 10, 1881, in Newport, Vt.. by the Rev. 
E. P. Wild, to Otis Radford Gilbert, son of Seth S. and Mary (Crow) Gilbert, b. 
April 10, 1859, Enosburg, Vt. Mr. Gilbert is a steward in the Van Ness House, 
Burlington, Vt.; resides at No. 31 Nash Place. 

Children : 

635 i Natalie Catherine i" Gilbert, b. April 30, 1883. 

636 ii Reginald Waldo Gilbert, adopted, b. Dec. 11, 1903. 

230 AlmedaAlida^ Ewins, (Ruby Lucy ^ Chaffee, Warren," Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Oct. 7, 1853, Berkshire, Vt. ; m. Jan. 16, 1879, in North Troy, Vt.,by the Rev. 
George H. Parker, to Ezra Thomas Seaver, son of Gilman and Eliza (Rowell) 
Seaver, b. Jan. 12, 1858, Albany, Vt. Mr. Seaver is a merchant and real estate 
broker; resides in North Troy. 

Children, born in North Troy: 

637 i Cleon W^illiam '^' Seaver, b. July 18, 1886.; Unm.; is a teacher in the 

Rochester, N. Y., Business Institute. 

638 ii Clive Gilman Seaver, b. April 18, 1891; is a student in the University of 

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; address. North Troy, Vt. 

231 Clarence Prescott^ Ewins, (Ruby Lucj* Chaffee, Warren,' Comfort,* etc.) 
b. Sept. 23, 1855, Jay, Vt.; d. June 3, 1908, North Troy, Vt.; m. Aug. 26, 1885, in 
Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. Edwin Prouty, to Elnora Harriet Ford, dau. of Harrison 
and Sarah R. (Whitney) Ford, b. Dec. 2, 1861, East Franklin, Vt. Mr. Ewns was 
for several years a deputy collector and inspector of United States customs at the 
port of North Troy, and was later an insurance agent; resided in North Troy. 

Child: 

639 i Infant son,i» d. Oct. 25, 1893. 

232 Blanche MabeP Ewins, (Ruby Lucy* Chaffee, Warren," Comfort,* etc.) b. 
April 30, 1867, Troy, Vt.; m. March 23, 1907, in Westfield, Vt., by the Rev. Frank 
A. Junkins, to Er\-in Stowell, son of Harrison and Ann M. (Jewell) Stowell, b. Dec. 
10, 1864, either in Gofistown or Manchester, N. H. Mr. Stowell is a mechanic and 
engineer, and is the proprietor of a lumber mill in Lowell, Vt.; resides in North 
Troy, Vt. 



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233 Frances Helen ^ Chaffee, (Nathaniel,* Warren," Comfort,*' etc.) b. Aug. 31, 
1857, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 20, 1875, to Cortes Sobeski ^ Chaffee, (Samuel I^uther,* 
Reuben,^ Comfort, s etc.) (See No. 83.) 

234 Warren 3 Chaffee, (Nathaniel, » Warren, ^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 7, 1859, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 24, 1900, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. W. G. Scofield, to 
May Bell Bogue, dau. of Deming and Hannah (Eastman) Bogue, b. Aug. 9, 1876, 
Enosburg, Vt. , d. Dec. 18, 1901, Enosburg. Mr. Chaffee is a farm laborer; resides 
in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Child, born in Enosburg: 

640 i Cortes George Walter i" Chaffee, b. Oct. 19, 1901. 

235 William Clement^ Chaffee, (Nathaniel, « Warren,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Jan. 
10, 1862, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 5, 1892, to Emily Hawkins. Mr. Chaffee is a 
conductor on the Montreal Street railway; resides in Montreal; address, Blue 
Bonnets, Que. 

Children: 

641 i Delia Josephine i» Chaffee, b. Oct. 7, 1896. 

642 ii William Patrick Chaffee, b. Feb. 2, 1898. 

643 iii Michael John Chaffee, b. Julv 21, 1900. 

644 iv Iveo Bernard Chaffee, b. Aug. 16, 1902; d. Feb. 6, 1903. 

645 V Mary Elizabeth Chaffee, b. June 26, 1896. 

236 Walter Scott" Chaffee, (Nathaniel, » Warren,^ Comfort, ^ etc.) b. July 14, 
1864, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 7, 1892, in Montreal, Que., to Jennie Gallagher, b. in 
County Fermagh, Ireland. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides in Berkshire; address, 
R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Montreal: 

646 i William Gerald i" Chaffee, b. Feb. 5, 1896. 

647 ii James Scott Chaffee, b. March 29, 1898. 

237 Elmer Ellsworth" Chaffee, (Nathaniel, » Warren,^ Comfort, " etc.) b. Jan. 
21, 1870, Albany, Vt.; m. Dec. 1, 1892, in North Troy, Vt., by the Rev. J. T. 
McLucas, to Mary Elizabeth Austin, dau. of Rodney N. and Martha A. (Ovitt) 
Avistin, b. July 9, 1870, Sheldon, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a freight train conductor on the 
Canadian Pacific railway; resides at No. 46 St. Viateur St., Montreal, Que. 

Children: 

648 i Arlan Rodney lo Chaffee, b. Aug. 17, 1894, Westfield, Vt. 

649 ii Ethelyn Fay Chaffee, b. June 16, 1897, North Troy, Vt. 

239 Amos Ward" Chaffee, (Cornelius Perness,* Warren,^ Comfort, •* etc.) b. 
April 7, 1860, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 26, 1883, in Jay, Vt., by the Rev. H. C. 
Sisco, to Martha Maria Allen, dau. of Joseph and Daura (I^eavitt) Allen, b. Oct. 22, 
1862, Bolton, Que., d. April 6, 1900, Irasburg, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; after 
marriage resided in Newport, Vt., about ten years, and has since lived in Irasburg. 

Children, born in Newport: 

650 i Charles Homer '" Chaffee, b. Nov. 5, 1890; resides with his father in 

Irasburg. 

651 ii Hazel Clara Chaffee, b. July 1, 1893; resides in Barton, Vt. 

240 Emmett Edward ■' Chaffee, (Cornelius Perness,*' Warren,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Aug. 24, 1861, Morgan, Vt.; m. Sept. 4, i:S83, in Newport, Vt., by the Rev. A. H. 
Millikan, to L/ura Mae Currier, dau. of Israel J. and Jennie Rebecca (White) Currier, 
b. Aug. 12, 1886, Wolcott, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a granite polisher; resided in Barre, 
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Children: 
-t-652 i Walter Scott'" Chaffee, b. April 23, 1884, Newport; m. Flora D. 

Shastany. 
+653 ii Leon Fred Chaffee, b. July 26, 1886, Elmore, Vt.; m. Ethel M. 

McKeddie. 

654 iii Jennie Etta Chaffee, b. Aug. 14, 1889, Barre; d. Dec. 25, 1905, Hardwick. 

655 iv Katherine Evelyn Chaffee, b. Jan. 25, 1892, Barre. 

656 V Bernice Maud Chaffee, b. March 22, 1894, Barre. 

657 vi Harrv Iveland Chaffee, b. Oct. 17, 1895. Barre. 

658 vii Homer Merl Chaffee, b. April 2, 1899, Morrisville, Vt. 

659 \'iii Glen William Chaffee, b. Oct. 19, 1902, Hardwick. 

660 ix Perley Sherman Chaffee, b. Nov. 1. 1906, Hardwick; d. Nov. 2, 1906, 

Hardwick. 

661 X Freda Mae Chaffee, b. May 7, 1908, Hardwick; d. June 20, 1909, 

Hardwick. 

662 xi Beatrice Mae Chaffee, b. July 30, 1909, Hardwick. 

241 Homer Cornelius ^ Chaffee, (Cornelius Perness,* Warren,^ Comfort,* etc.) 
b. July 24, 1868, Newport, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1904, in Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. F. 
Sheequane, to Mary Elizabeth Bryne, dau. of Frank B. and I^ucy Bryne, b. July 18, 
1871, St. Johns, N. B. Mr. Chaffee is a granite cutter; resides at No. 20 Ash St., 
Worcester, Mass. 

Child, born in Worcester: 

663 i Joseph Homer Alfred i" Chaffee, b. Jan. 1, 1905. 

243 Eva Mae ^ Chaffee, (Cornelius Perness,* Warren,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. May 
20, 1873, Newport, Vt.; m. Feb. 28, 1891, Barre, Vt., by the Rev. W. S. Smithers, 
to Ulyses Sydney Cheever, son of Ozias Iv. and Isabelle (Scott) Cheever, b. Oct. 21, 
1869, Walden, Vt., d. July 9, 1901, Barre, Vt. Mr. Cheever was a contractor and 
builder and an architect; resided in Barre. Mrs. Cheever resides in Barre; address, 
Eastman Block. 

Children, born in Barre: 

664 i Gordon Ashley"' Cheever, b. Sept. 8, 1892; d. July 28, 1893, Barre. 

665 ii Harold Amos Cheever, b. July 4, 1893; d. Sept. 8, 1893, Barre. 

666 iii Mildred Ethel Cheever, b. Sept. 7, 1895. 

667 iv Frieda Mae Cheever, b. Feb. 25, 1897. 

668 V Ashton Emmett Cheever, b. Oct. 22, 1899. 

669 vi Wendall Bernard Cheever, b. April 18, 1901. 

246 John Morey « Woodworth, (Lucy Stowe » Chaffee, John,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Aug. 1, 1844, Berkshire, Vt.; d. March 16, 1872, Berkshire; m. Dec. 6, 1863, in 
Berkshire, by L/inus Leavens, justice of the peace, to Emily Ellen Higgins, dau. of 
Daniel and Aurilla Higgins. Mr. Woodworth was a farmer; resided in Berkshire. 
After the death of Mr. Woodworth, Mrs. Woodworth m. (2) Jan. 31, 1877, Alexander 
Douglass. 

Children: 

670 i Infant son,i" b. Aug. 5, 1865; d. Aug. 17, 1865. 

+671 ii Minnie E. Woodworth, b. Dec. 15, 1866, Berkshire; m. Roland H. 
Barlow. 
672 iii Etta Woodworth, died when about ten or twelve years old. 

247 Dora Nancy ^ Woodworth, (Lucy Stowe ^ Chaffee, John,^ Comfort,* etc) b. 
April 2, 1854, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 9, 1872, in Berkshire, by the Rev. Harvey 
Webster, to Harlow John Comings, son of Henry* Comings (Samuel,^ Benjamin,* 
Samuel,^ John, ^ John,'^ John,-' Isaac') and Sarah M. (Moore) Comings, b. May 4, 
1850, Berkshire. A sketch of the Comings family is given later in this work. Mr. 
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Richford, Vt., where he now resides. He has been the janitor of the village school 
buildings for several years, which position he now holds. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

+673 i Erma Woodworth » Comings, b. Sept. 28, 1878; m. Hobart M. Kendall. 
+674 ii Enah Maud Comings, b. March 26, 1884; m. Homer H. Westover. 

248 Lucy Luella^ Woodworth, (Lucy Stowe » Chaffee, John,^ Comfort, « etc.) 
b. Dec. 4, 1855, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 29, 1876, in Berkshire, to Julius Chester ^ 
Weld, (Cordelia » Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort, ^ etc.) (See No. 194.) 

251 John Judson» Chaffee, (John,^ John,^ Comfort, ^ etc.) b. April 18, 1858, 
Dunham, Que.; m. (1) Feb. 18, 1885, in St. Armand, Que., by the Rev. John M. 
Clipsham, to Addie Estella Clark, dau. of Hamilton and Adelaide (Peacock) Clark, b. 
July 27, 1866, St. Armand, d. July 21, 1901, St. Armand; (2) Jan. 16, 1907, in 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y. , by the Rev. W. H. Clark, to Mrs. Lucy Mulvina (Clark) 
Comstock, dau. of Hamilton and Adelaide (Peacock) Clark, and sister of his first 
wife, b. April 29, 1856, Dunham, Que. Mr. Chaffee is the proprietor of a creamery 
at Hillside (Dunham township), Que., where he resides. 

Children, by first wife: 

Perley Waldo "' Chaffee, b. Mav 2, 1886. 

Maggie Luthera Chaffee, b. July 28, 1887. 

Addie Rebecca Chaffee, b. March 23, 1889; d. Aug. 30, 1905. 

Lois Glenna Chaffee, b. July 11, 1891. 

Ceola Cheraldien Chaffee, b. July 26, 1893. 

Lucv Mildred Chaffee, b. March 27, 1895. 

Judson Clark Chaffee, b. Feb. 26, 1899. 

252 Lora Elme^ Chaffee, (John,* John,'' Comfort,^ etc.) b. March 22, 1862, 
Dunham, Que.; m. Nov. 5, 1887, in Frelighsburg, Que., by the Rev. William F. 
Perley, to Frank Loren Frost, son of Martin W. and Betse}- E. Frost, b. in 1864, 
Glen Sutton, Que. Mr. Frost is a farmer; resides in St. Armand, Que.; address, 
East Pinnacle, Que. 

Children: 

682 i Raymond J.'" Frost, b. May 28, 1891, Rutland, Vt. 

683 ii Harold Frost, b. Jan. 12, 1895, St. Armand. 

254 Homer Howard ^ Chaffee, (Homer Smith, » John,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. May 
20, 1875, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Aug. 2, 1905, in Berkshire, by the Rev. George Emery, 
to Hattie Ethel Rogers, dau. of Charles Freeman and Elizabeth Ida (West) Rogers. 
H. Howard Chaffee is a farmer; manages and resides on his father's farm in Berk- 
shire, the original Chaffee homestead; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

684 i Homer Wealey i» Chaffee, b. Oct. 22, 1905. 

685 ii Floyd Rogers Chaffee, b. Jan. 3, 1907. 

686 iii Clyde Lynnwood Chaffee, b. Feb. 5, 1908. 

255 William Wilber ^ Chaff ee, (Homer Smith, « John,^ Comfort," etc.) b. April 
8, 1878, Berkshire, Vt.; m. May 23, 1899, in Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. Edwin 
Prouty, to Claudie Louvia Pickle, dau. of Thomas and Mary Anna (Smith) Pickle, 
of Frelighsburg, Que., b. April 25, 1881, in Sweetsburg, Que. W. Wilber Chaffee is 
a farmer; resides at North Sheldon, Vt. 

Children, born in Sheldon, Vt.: 

687 i Gladys Irene i» Chaffee, b. Jan. 13, 1902; d. Nov. 20, 1902, Sheldon. 

688 ii Gertrude Leona Chaffee, b. May 24, 1903. 

689 iii Lyle Loren Chaffee, b. Jan. 13, 1905. 



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256 Addie Pamelia 3 Chaffee, (James,** John/ Comfort,* etc.) b. Jan. 18, 1866, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. April 11, 1883, in Berkshire, by the Rev. WilHam R. Puffer, to 
Stephen Bartholomew Whitney, son of Bartholomew and Sarah J. (Pearson) 
Whitney, b. Nov. 25, 1860, Franklin, Vt. (See a chapter on the Towle family in 
the latter part of this book.) Mr. Whitney is a farmer; resides in Franklin; 
address, R. F. D. No. 3, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Franklin: 
+690 i Cora Leona lo Whitney, b. Jan. 10, 1885; m. Blaine A. Croft. 
4-691 ii Bernice Evelyn Whitney, b. Nov. 30, 1887; m. Arlan S. Towle. 
+692 iii Wesley Ray Whitney, b. Aug. 28, 1892; m. Glenna M. Titemore. 

257 Priscilla Jane ^ Chaffee, (James,* John," Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 23, 1866, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. Aug. 8, 1901, in Berkshire, by the Rev. D. Iv. Evans, to Charles 
Adolphus Dewing, son of Dolphus and Sarah (Colton) Dewing, b. April 29, 1865, 
East Franklin, Vt. (See a chapter on the Towle family in the latter part of this 
book.) Mr. Dewing is a farmer; resides near East Franklin on the old Dewing 
homestead which has been in the Dewing family since first bought of the government 
by L,uke Dewing; address. East Franklin, Vt. 

Children, born in East Franklin: 

693 i James Adolphus i" Dewing, b. Sept. 4, 1902. 

694 ii Marjorie Chaffee Dewing, b. June 23, 1905. 

' 258 Sabra Elnora^ Chaffee, (James,* John,' Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 30, 1868, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 21, 1894, in Berkshire, by the Rev. L,. Olin Sherburne, to 
Lawrence Brainerd L/arabee, son of Asa Chaffee and L/ydia (Ivewis) Larabee, b. Oct. 
4, 1869, Berkshire. (See a chapter on the Braddock Chaffee line in the latter part of 
this book.) Mr. L/arabee is a farmer; resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, 
Enosbnrg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

695 i Robert Foster ^o Larabee, b. Nov. 18, 1898. 

696 ii Dorothy Pamelia lyarabee, b. April 29, 1901. 

697 iii George Ivewis Larabee, b. July 15, 1910; d. Aug. 9, 1911, Berkshire. 

260 James Berton^ Chaffee, (James,* John,' Comfort, « etc.) b. June 5, 1874, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. June 26, 1901, in Berkshire, by the Rev. L,. Olin Sherburne, to 
Vera Mary Croft, dau. of Albert B. and Ellen (Smith) Croft, b. Jan. 1, 1882, 
Berkshire. J. Berton Chaffee is a farmer; owns and resides on his father's homestead 
in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

698 i Osman Croft ^o Chaffee, b. Jan. 21, 1903. 

699 ii Alton Berton Chaffee, b. Nov. 26, 1905. 

700 iii Olin Sherburne Chaffee, b. March 28, 1909. 

261 Urban ^ Chaffee, (James,* John,' Comfort, « etc.) b. Jan. 25, 1884, Berk- 
shire, Vt.; m. Dec. 23, 1908, in Haverhill, Mass., by the Rev. Howard Eckel, to 
Josephine Maria Zenett, dau. of George and Phcebe Ann (Palmer) Zenett, b. Feb. 
27, 1883, W^aterville, Carleton county, N. B. Mr. Chaffee is a poultryman; resides 
in Esp3', Penn. 

Child, born in Wawa, Penn.: 

701 i Vivian Ethel i" Chaffee, b. Jan. 23, 1910. 

262 Elizabeth Lovinda^ Brown, (Adeline* Chaffee, Elijah,' Comfort,« etc.) b. 
May 29, 1850, Stockwell, Ind., (near the famous "Tippecanoe" battle ground of 
Gen. William Henry Harrison); m. March 16, 1865, in Stockwell, by the Rev. W. R. 



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Utter, to Silas Beal, son of the Rev. Thomas and Sarah (L/Oveless) Beal, b. June 11, 
1838, Chillicothe, Ohio. 

The following extract from a length}- and most entertaining letter to the 
compiler, written Oct. 27, 1910, by Mr. Silas Beal, is believed to be so interesting 
that it is worthy of introduction here. Of the remainder of the letter, a considerable 
portion is taken to relate facts given in the record of the families of the children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Beal. 

"My grandfather, Philip Beal, was born and raised near Harpers Ferry, 
Virginia. In the year 1808 William Pryor, then living near Harpers Ferry, moved 
to Ohio (then known as the great west) . Pryor had a daughter, Mary, who went 
west with the family. Philip Beal had been greatly attached to Miss Pryor but had 
not the courage to let her know the full state of his heart, so they said 'Good bye', 
and the caravan moved off, after which Philip found he had lost his heart. He 
worried all day and all night, and then determined to take a fast horse and overtake 
the caravan, for there were many wagons in the train. 

"Just as tlie train of wagons were making camp the evening of the second day 
out, Phil rode into camp. Everybody thought he had concluded to go west with 
them. He reined his horse in the direction of Pryor's wagon, and I think that Mary 
Pryor could have made the most rational guess what had brought him into camp. 
After the evening cares were over and all had retired, Mary and Phil sat near a log 
fire, and Phil showed Mary all that was in his heart, and Mary consented to marry 
him and arranged for him to come to Ohio the next year. 

"So Phil went back home next morning with a light heart to shape his life so as 
to go to his Mary the next year, all of which came to pass, and the}' were married in 
due time. The next 3'ear, 1810, there was a boy baby born to them, and they named 
him Harvey. This boy grew to manhood, and when about nineteen years old he 
married Sarali Loveless, who was two years his junior. They raised a large family, 
I being the sixth child. Since I have been made acquainted with this story, I have 
ever been glad that Phil mustered up courage to follow Mary. 

' 'When I was an infant (in 1838) my parents brought me to Indiana wln^re I 
grew to manhood. My mother died when I was about ten years old. I had three 
step-mothers in my life which filled her place fairly well. They were all good 
women. I had tlu"ee sisters older than I which were a great protection to me all 
through life. I had a brother, Tom, born next to me, and we grew up together. We 
enlisted in the war together — Co. A, 40th Indiana Vol. Inft.— for three years, or 
during the war. When his time was within seventeen days of being out he was 
killed and I had to come home alone. Tom and I had grown up together. We had 
plowed the corn in the stumpy fields, walking side by side, and when the war came 
on neither would let the one go without the other went along to share the dangers 
and hardships. We went through Shiloh and Stony River, the most terrible con- 
flicts of the war, without a scratch. We were in many other fights of note. I came 
home in February, 1864, on a furlough, and while at home I became acquainted with 
Elizabeth I^ovinda Brown. I had a thirty-days furlough. It was soon past, and I 
went back to the war and stayed until the 8th of December, when I got my 
discharge." 

Mr. Beal served in the Civil War, enlisting Sept. 7, 1861, at Stockwell, Ind., in 
Co. A, 40th Ind. Vol. Inf., for three years; mustered out, Dec. 8, 1864, at Indian- 
apolis, Ind., having served three years and three months. Mr. Beal has been a 
quite extensive farmer in Stockwell, Ind.; and Conway and Anson, Kan. He 
removed to Kansas in 1883; now conducts a country store at Jefferson, Okla., where 
he is living at the age of 73 years. 

Children, born in Stockwell, except the last four, born in Anson, Kan.: 

William Harvey ^^ Beal, b. Jan. 2, 1866; m. Anna A. Erwin. 
Sarah Adeline Beal, b. Oct. 21, 1867; m. Stephen D. Gibson. 
Samuel Thomas Beal, b. Aug. 21, 1869; m. Julia E. Wonnell. 
Oliver Virgil Beal, b. Nov. 19, 1871; m. Bessie O. Bell. 
Minnesota Beal, b. Jan. 30, 1874; d. Aug. 28, 1875, Stockwell. 
Harriet Emily Beal, b. Feb. 6, 1875; d. April 3, 1884. 
Silas Pryor Beal, b. April 24, 1881; m. Edith Babcock. 
Roxa Beal, b. Oct. 8, 1882; d. Feb. 24, 1883. 



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710 ix Harrison Philip Beal, b. Feb. 4, 1886; Unin.; is a clerk in a store; 

resides al No. 73 Haight St. , San Francisco. 

711 X sSloane Brown Beal, b. Feb. 26, 1888; Unm.; is employed in a flour mill 

in Arkansas City, Kan. 

712 xi Florence Elizabeth Beal, \). June 5, 1890; Unm.; is a teacher in the 

public schools of Gage, Okla. 

263 Charles Edward " Hurlbut, (Lydia Marsh « Chaffee, Elijah, ^ Comfort.^ etc.) 
b. April 29, 1847, Berkshire, Vt.; d. April 29, 1911, Richford, Vt.; m. (1) Sept. 15, 
1868, in Richford, by the Rev. B. F. I^ivingston, to Isabella L/cathard Kemp, dau. 
of Charles U. and Sarah L. (Leathard) Kemp, b. April 12, 1845, Potton, Que., 
d. Jan. 6, 1906, Richford; (2) Nov. 4, 1909, in Richford, by the Rev. W. E. 
Douglass, to Mrs. Mary P. (Best) Miller, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stone) 
Best, b. about 1855. Mr. Hurlbut was a farmer; resided in Richford. 

Children, the oldest one born in St. Armand, Que., the others in Richford: 
4-713 i Lena May i" Hurlbut, b. May 27, 1871; m. Walter E. Bellows. 
+714 ii Charles Hubbard Hurlbut, b. Jan. 11, 1874; m. Mary A. Noyes. 
+715 iii Marion Estelle Flurlbut, b. Nov. 5, 1880; m. Clarence S. Kemp. 

264 Mary Electa 9 Hurlbut, (L,ydia Marsh » Chaffee, Elijah,'' Comfort, « etc.) b. 
May 3, 1850, St. Armand, Que.; m. Oct. 27, 1868, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. B. 
F. lyivingston, to DeForrest W. Carpenter, son of Silas Pratt ^ Carpenter, (Jona- 
than,* Jonathan,^ Jeremiah,^ Oliver, ^ Abiah,'* William,^ William, ^ William,^) and 
Lorinda E. (Huse) Carpenter, b. Nov. 17, 1849, Richford. Mr. Carpenter has been 
a merchant, and also served as postmaster; is now retired, and resides in Richford. 

Children, born in Richford: 

+ 716 i Silas CarP" Carpenter, b. Feb. 21, 1872; m. Mary F. Davis. 

717 ii Nelle Caryl Carpenter, b. March 10, 1879; d. April 24, 1880, Richford. 

26o Horace Elijah ^ Hurlbut, (I^ydia Marsh » Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort," etc.) 
b. Aug. 11, 1853, St. Armand, Que.; d. July 12, 1908, Putnam, Conn.; m. Oct. 5, 
1881, in Putnam, by the Rev. C. Morse, to Mary Elizabeth Whipple, dau. of Horatio 
Fisher and Mary Ann (Mason) Whipple, b. Jan. 15, 1860. Mr. Hurlbut was a 
farmer; resided in Putnam. 

Child, born in Putnam: 
+718 i Horatio Ray '" Hurlbut, b. Oct. 3, 1887; m. Jennie J. Covell. 

266 Dana Smith-' Hurlbut, (L,ydia Marsh » Chaffee, Elijah," Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Dec. 13, 1857, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Aug. 22, 1898, in Boston, Mass., to Annie F. 
Keppell, b. March 25, 1860, d. Jan. 26, 1906, Putnam, Conn. Mr. Hurlbut is a 
house decorator, and does painting, paper hanging, etc.; resides in Putnam, Conn. 
No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hurlbut. 

267 Lydia Chaffee ^ Hurlbut, (Lydia Marsh* Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort,« etc.) 
b. Dec. 5, 1862, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 9, 1884, in Woonsocket, R. I., by the Rev. 
Charles J. White, to George Smith Morgan, son of Edward Jordan and Maria Eliza- 
beth (Hastings) Morgan, b. March 12, 1863, Stanbridge, Que. Mr. Morgan is a 
pharmacist; resides at No. 102 Cottage St., Pawtucket, R. I. No children have been 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan. 

269 Emmett Hannibal ^ Chaffee, (Horace Elijah,* Elijah,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. 
April 29, 1862, Elroy, Wis.; m. (1) Jan. 29, 1890, in Elroy, to UUian Williams, dau. 
of Joseph and Sarah (Hart) Williams, b. April 12, 1869, d. Oct. 15, 1892, Eh-oy; (2) 
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Nordholm, b. July 27, 1870, in Sweden. Mr. Chaffee is a railway conductor on the 
Great Northern railway; resides in Cass Lake, Minn. 

Child, by first wife, born in Elroy: 

719 i Albert George i" Chaffee, b. Sept. 25, 1892. 

Children, by second wife: 

720 ii Hildred Ellen Chaffee, b. Jan. 17, 1899, Minneapolis, Minn. 

721 iii Mabel Evelyn Chaffee, b. Oct. 18, 1900, Minneapolis. 

722 iv OHve Bessie Chaffee, b. Nov. 4, 1902, Cass L,ake. 

723 V Cynthia May Chaffee, b. May 28, 1907, Cass I^ake. 

270 Gardner Orlin ^ Thompson, (Harriet Eleanor * Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. April 3, 1857, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Feb. 6, 1889, Artesian, S. D.; m. at Mitchell, 
S. D., to Patricia Loraine Geddes. Mr. Thompson was a railroad conductor, but at 
the time of his death was engaged in farming. No children were born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Thompson. 

271 Hubert Charles » Thompson, (Harriet Eleanor ^ Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort, « 
etc.) b. April 18, 1860, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 8, 1886, in Mitchell, S. D., by the 
Rev. S. J. Winegar, to Ida Ann Scott, dau. of John and Ivouisa Scott, b. May 7, 1865, 
SpringA'ale, Wis. Mr. Thompson is a jeweler, but is at present occupied with 
mining interests in the mountains of Colorado; resides at No. 210 Colorado Ave., 
Colorado City, Col. 

Children: 

724 i Hattie Ida '» Thompson, b. Nov. 21, 1887, Artesian, S. D. 

725 ii Ruth T. Thompson, b. Oct. 7, 1890, Artesian. 

726 iii Ada Abbie Thompson, b. Aug. 31, 1897, L/ake Park, Iowa. 

273 Adelbert Mortimer » Jenne, (Eliza Comings* Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. Nov. 14, 1858, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 4, 1886, in Deseronto, Ont., by the 
Rev. R. J. Craig, to Martha Alsina Waterbury, dau. of William and Martha 
(Langdon) Waterbury, b. March 16, 1858, Sidney, Hastings county, Ont. Mr. 
Jenne is a farmer; resides on the Jenne homestead in the northern part of Berkshire; 
address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

727 i Hazel Ethelvn i» Jenne, b. April 8, 1889. 

728 ii Ray Mortimer Jenne, b. July 8, 1892. 

729 iii Earl Franklin Jenne, b. May 1, 1894. 

730 iv Flora Marguerite Jenne, b. March 24, 1897. 

731 V Annie Estella Jenne, b. July 20, 1899. 

274 Henrietta Estella ^ Jenne, (Eliza Comings* Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort, ^ etc.) 
b. Aug. 4, 1861, South Stukely, Que.; m. Oct. 12, 1886, in South Stukely, by the 
Rev. I. W. Mclvaughlin, to Baxter W^ellington Weed, son of I^eonard and Mary Ann 
(Brock) Weed, b. March 1, 1862, Bailing, Shefford county, Que. Mr. Weed is a 
farmer; resides in St'. Albans town; address, R. F. D. No. 4, St. Albans, Vt. 

Children: 
-1-732 i L,orenzo Wellington •" Weed, b. Jan. 19, 1888, Balling, Que.; m. 
Winnifred E. A. Campbell. 

733 ii Ora Arlington Weed, b. Jan. 27, 1892, Fairfield, Vt. 

734 iii Sterling Borwin Weed, b. July 20, 1901, St. Albans. 

275 Horace Elijah '•' Jenne, (Eliza Comings * Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort," etc.) b. 
Feb. 25, 1865, South Stukely, Que.; m. Oct. 12, 1886, in South Stukely, by the Rev. 
I. W. Mclvaughlin, to Harriet Eliza Phelps, dau. of Baniel Walter and Harriet Reed 
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leases and resides on the Comings farm in Berkshire, Vt. ; address, R. F. D. No. 1, 
Richford, Vt. 

Children: 

735 i Frank Uewellyn "' Jenne, b. Sept. 30, 1887, South Stukely. 

736 ii Minnie Amelia Jenne, b. Jan. 23, 1889, South Stukely. 

737 iii Everett Comings Jenne, b. Aug. 27, 1890, South vStukely. 

738 iv Harry Gilbert Jenne, b. March 6, 1892, South Stukely. 

739 V Bert Phelps Jenne, b. Aug. 1, 1894, South Stukely. 

740 vi Edwin Nathaniel Jenne, b. Jan. 24, 1897; d. Oct. 4, 1897, vSouth Stukely. 

741 vii Nellie Eliza Jenne, b. Sept. 4, 1898, Abercorn, Que.; d. Sept. 15, 1898, 

Abercorn. 

742 viii Walter Nathaniel Jenne, b. April 30, 1900, Berkshire. 

277 Ursula Philinda^ Elliot, (Polly Hill« Chaffee, Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,® 
etc.) b. April 25, 1850, Fletcher, Vt.; m. March 16, 1874, in Cambridge, Vt., by the 
Rev. Austin Scribner, to Stanley Joseph Scott, son of Charles A.^ Scott, (Ira,^ 
Jonathan,'' Jonathan,^ Richard,- William'^) and Mary P.' (Stickney) Scott, (Joseph 
B.s Stickney, Thomas,^ Joseph,-* Benjamin, ^^ Amos,^ William ') b. Dec. 12, 1848, 
Fletcher. Mr. Scott was for many years a farmer, residing in Fletcher, Cambridge 
and Fairfax; is now a night watchman; resides at No. 52 Monroe St., Burlington, Vt. 

Children: 

743 i Infant son,io died Jan. 30, 1876, Fletcher, Vt. 

744 ii Ivottie Ivovina Scott, adopted, b. Nov. 6, 1880; Unm.; is a dressmaker; 

resides at No. 52 Monroe St., Burlington. 

745 iii Mary Phihnda Scott, b. Nov. 7, 1882, Fletcher; Unm.; is a clerk in a 

store; resides at No. 52 Monroe St. 
+746 iv Emma Elvira Scott, b. Jan. 18, 1886, Fletcher; m. Ralph F. Austin. 

747 v Vernon lyucius Scott, b. Nov. 26, 1893, Fairfax, Vt. 

748 vi Mabel Evelah Scott, b. April 16, 1895, Fairfax. 

279 Aimer Judson" Elliot, (Polly Hill » Chaffee, Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. April 30, 1867, Fletcher, Vt.; m. Sept. 5, 1900, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. W. 
G. Scofield, to Hattie Mae Faufaw, dau. of Francis, Jr., and Julia Christina 
(Novelette) Faufaw, b. May 29, 1868, Richford. Mr. Elliot is a deputy collector 
and inspector of United States customs, and has resided in Richford since April, 
1899. His early life was passed on a farm, and he has been successively a printer, 
newspaper correspondent and reporter. He has a love for any kind of research 
work, and has been interested in gathering family records from the age of 18 years, 
and since the autumn of 1909 his genealogical inquiries have been directed toward 
compiling this volume, "The Berkshire, Vt., Chaffees," which has been successfully 
prosecuted to completion. No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Elliot. 

280 Ella Maria 9 Chaff ee, (Comfort, ^ Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 26, 
1851, Fletcher, Vt.; d. Oct. 1, 1904, Ivowell, Mass., m. Nov. 22, 1881, in I^owell, by 
the P.ev. E. W. Porter, to Robert Ccurtland Marble, son of Abner Walker and 
I^etitia Shepard (Groves) Marble, b. Jan. 3, 1856, Wilton, N. H. Mr. Marble is a 
wood carver; resides in Lowell, Mass. 

Children, born in Lowell: 

749 i Arthur Henry i" Marble, b. Feb. 7, 1883; Unm.; resides in Hudson, N. H. 

750 ii Ina Letitia Marble, b. June 9, 1884; Unm.; is emploj-ed in a hosiery mill; 

address. No. 70 Queen St., Lowell, Mass. 

281 Augusta Ann'' Chaffee, (Comfort,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. March 
24, 1853, Fletcher, Vt.; m. May 1, 1873, in Charleston, Vt., by the Rev. E. C. 
Smalley, to George Bartlett Stoddard, son of Joseph and Betsey (Bartlett) Stoddard, 



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b. Nov. 9, 1849, Burke, Vt. Mr. Stoddard was for many years a farmer and news- 
paper canvasser, and lived near East Charleston, Vt.; later he was the proprietor of 
a bakery in West Derby, Vt.; is now employed by his son, Clayton B. Stoddard, in 
connection with a store and bakerj'; resides at No. 798 Moody St., Lowell, Mass. 

Children, born in Charleston: 

+751 i Clayton Bartletti" Stoddard, b. Aug. 31, 1874; m. Vashti M. Savage. 
-j-752 ii John Colby Stoddard, b. April 6, 1877; m. Flossie P. McFarlane. 
4-753 iii Fred Comfort Stoddard, b. June 22, 1882; m. (1) Edith M. Fletcher; (2) 
Bessie Arnold. 

282 Edson Comfort » Chaffee, (Comfort, « Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. 
March 17, 1855, Fletcher, Vt.; d. Sept. 16, 1909, Waltham, Mass.; m. (1) May 27, 
1879, in Derby lyine, Vt., by the Rev. F. E. Healy, to Phoebe Jane Sharon, dau. of 
Patrick and L/Ucy Sharon, b. April 3, 1855, Hatley, Que., d. April 9, 1882, Grafton, 
Mass.; (2) Jan. 28, 1884, in Derby Une, by the Rev. W. C. Wood, to Ellen Marion 
RolHns, dau. of John Calder and Polly (Turner) Rollins, b. April 13, 1867, Hatley, 
Que. Mr. ChafFee was a carpenter and millwright; died from the effects of a fall 
from a building on which he was working. 

Child, by first wife, born in Grafton, Mass.: 

754 i Everett Edson '" Chaffee, b. March 10, 1882; present residence unknown; 

has not been heard from for several years. 

Children, by second wife, born in Victory, Vt.: 

755 ii WilHs Carl Chaffee, b. March 25, 1886; d. Dec. 11, 1886, Victory. 

756 iii Olive May Chaffee, b. March 11, 1888; Unm.; is employed in a plush 

mill; resides at No. 377 Walker St., L/Owell, Mass. 

283 Esther Emily ^ Chaffee, (Comfort, ^ Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ etc. ) b. Feb. 7, 
1857, Fletcher, Vt.; d. Sept. 3, 1896, Charleston, Vt.; in. May 31, 1876, in Brown- 
iugton, Vt., by the Rev. J. W. Spencer, to Charles Ira Morse, son of William and 
Nancy (Vine) Morse, b. Aug. 15, 1856, Holland, Vt. Mr. Morse is a farmer, and 
resided for many years in Charleston. After the death of Esther E. (Chaffee) 
Morse, he married (2) Mrs. Eva (Moody) Piper. 

Children, born in Charleston: 

4757 i Nora Ila "' Morse, b. Nov. 3, 1881; m. R. Burns Buchanan. 

+758 ii Harry Arthur Morse, b. May 4, 1884; m. Jessie W. Dwyer. 

759 iii Ara Ira Morse, b. June 24, 1887; Unm.; resides in Charleston, Vt. 

760 iv Grace Ella Morse, b. Dec. 27, 1888; d. Dec. 29, 1888. 

285 Luna Leora** Chaffee, (Comfort,* Aaron Stowe," Comfort,^ etc.) b. July 4, 
1866, Charleston, Vt.; m. (1) June 20, 1893, to Charles H. Rollins, a trainman on 
the Boston & Maine railway who was killed in a wreck at Warren, N. H., Oct. 18, 
1894; (2) March 31, 1903, to Arthur T. Bell. No children were born to Mrs. Bell by 
either marriage. She is a housekeeper; resides at No. 44 Houston St., Atlanta, Ga. 

286 Lizzie Alma ^ Chaffee, (Comfort,* Aaron Stowe, ^ Comfort.* etc.) b. Sept. 
11, 1868, Charleston, VI.; m. March 7, 1888, in Westfield, Vt., by the Rev. P. N. 
Granger, to Homer Wright Burnham, son of Walter and Harriet P. (Hodgkins) 
Burnham, b. Nov. 15, 1864, Westfield, Vt. Mr. Burnham is a farmer; resides in 
Westfield. 

Children, born in Westfield: 

761 i Ivan Walter i" Burnham, a twin, b. Dec. 1, 1897. 

762 ii Ivaura Elnora Burnham, a twin, b. Dec. 1, 1897. 

287 Arthur Leander ^ Chaffee, (Comfort,* Aaron Stowe,' Comfort,* etc.) b. 
June 4, 1870, Charleston, Vt.; m. Jan. 10, 1894, in Island Pond, Vt., by the Rev. 
George O. Howe, to Mabel Pilkington, dau. of James and Mary Jane (McNamard) 



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Pilkington, b. Jan. 10, 1878, Manchester, N. H. Mr. Chaffee is employed in the 
scale works of the E. & T. Fairbanks Co., St. Johnsbury, Vt.; resides at St. 
Johnsbvu-y Center. 

Children, born in Island Pond, except the youngest one born in St. Johnsbury 
Center: 

Carroll Comfort "' Chaffee, b. Aug. 30, 1894. 

Madalene Augusta Chaffee, b. Oct. 3, 1895. 

Harrv Pilkington Chaffee, b. Aug. 4, 1899. 

Kathleen Esther Chaffee, b. March 30, 1902. 

Evangeline Ella Chaffee, b. May 29, 1909. 

288 William Benona^ Chaffee, (Comfort, ^ Aaron Stowe," Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Feb. 2, 1874, Westfield, Vt.; m. Nov. 5, 1901, in Mahwah, N. J., by the Rev. A. A. 
King, to Lavinia May, dau. of Cornelius S. and Debby Ann (Wanamaker) May, b. 
Jan. 10, 1884, Ramsey, N. J. Mr. Chaffee is a steam shovel operator; resides in 
Ramsey, N. J. 

Child, born and died in Ramsey: 

768 i Pearl Esther i" ChaflFee, b. Jan. 26, 1903; d. July 18, 1903. 

289 Julia Elvira 3 Redding, (Elvira Rebecca^ Chaffee, Aaron Stowe, ^ Comfort, « 
etc.) b. March 12, 1848, Grafton, Mass.; d. March 26, 1902, Troy, Vt.; m. (1) Aug. 
12, 1870, in Millbury, Mass., by the Rev. B. F. Brunson, to Zoeth B. Smith, son of 
Plezekiah and Rhoda Smith, of Oxford, Mass.; (2) in Millbury, to George Winslow 
Davis. 

Child, by first husband: 

769 i Julia Elvira i" Smith, b. April 2, 1871; d. April 4, 1871. 

290 Alice Octavia ^ Wheeler, (Lovina Felton * Chaffee, Aaron Stowe, ^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. May 2Z, 1853, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Dec. 18, 1878, in Fairfax, Vt., by the Rev. 
George W. Bower, to Dr. Thomas Marsh Emery, son of Glidden and Mary (Marsh) 
Emery, b. Jan. 20, 1852, Franklin, Vt., d. Aug. 6, 1910, Cambridge, Vt. Doctor 
Emery began his practice as a physician in Troy, Vt. , at the age of 25 years, 
after about nineteen j-ears, removed to Virgil, N. Y. , and in 1907 removed to 
Cambridge. Mrs. Emery now resides in Fairfax with her mother and sister. No 
children were born to Doctor and Mrs. Emery. 

293 Homer Curtis ^ Wheeler, (Ivovina Felton* Chaffee, Aaron Stowe, ^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. March 3, 1864, Fairfax, Vt.; m. May 16, 1895, in Somer\nlle, Mass., by the 
Rev. Garrett Beekman, to L<u Mary Leavens, dau. of George Gregory and Sarah 
(Dingley) Leavens, b. April 5, 1871, Dunham, Me. Mr. Wheeler was for sixteen 
years in the employ of a large wholesale dry goods house in Boston, Mass., and 
resided in West Somerville; is now a poultry, fruit and vegetable farmer residing in 
Hancock, N. H. 

Child, born in West Somerville, Mass.: 

770 i Mildred Alice lo Wheeler, b. Aug. 28, 1898. 

298 Rosa Rebecca ' Chaffee, (Sylvester Aaron,* Aaron Stowe,' Comfort, ^ etc.) 
b. June 11, 1859, Dundas, Minn.; m. (1) April 1, 1877, in Minneapolis, Minn., by 
the Rev. H. C. Woods, to Charlie Simmons Lewis, son of Zachary and Mary 
(MacDonald) Lewis, b. March 11, 1857, Lewiston, Minn.; (2) to J. S. Troyer. Mr. 
Lewis was a farmer and saw mill man. Mrs. Troyer now resides at No. 5532 
Woodlawn Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

Childrer , by first husband : 

771 i S. Ardenio Lewis, b. Sept. 28, 1879, Hastings, Minn.; d. Dec. 6, 1882; 

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772 ii Guy Herbert I^ewis, b. Jan. 19, 1881, Rathdrum; present residence 
unknown; has not been heard from for over six years. 
+773 iii Mary Maud Lewis, b. Oct. 24, 1886, near Little Falls, Idaho; m. John 
G. Howard. 

774 iv Gibson Allen Lewis, b. Feb. 9, 1890, near Cornwall, Idaho; d. Sept. 16, 

1891, Chicago, 111. 

Child, by second husband, born in Benton Harbor, Mich.: 

775 V Harold Erwin Troyer, b. Nov. 13, 1892; is employed by a cooperage 

company; resides at No. 5532 Woodlawn Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

299 William Herbert ^ Chaffee, (Sylvester Aaron,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ etc. ) 
b. April 3, 1863, Hastings, Minn.; d. July 20, 1893, Pittsburg, Penn.; m. in 1884, to 
Emma Dunley. The compiler was unable to learn whether Mrs. Chafitee and 
daughter are living, or to secure any recent address of either, if living. 

Child, born in Chicago, 111.: 

776 i Ida Dunley "^ Chaffee, b. July 8, 1888. 

300 Gibson Allen ^ Chaffee, (Sylvester Aaron, ^ Aaron Stowe," Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Jan. 31, 1866, Hastings, Minn.; m. Jan. 9, 1889, in High Forest, Minn., by the Rev. A. 
J. Brock, to Elizabeth Cornelia Rockwell, dau. of James Luzerne and Mary Elizabeth 
(Tattersall) Rockwell, b. Aug. 4, 1864, High Forest. Mr. Chaffee is the general 
manager of The Crane Co., of St. Paul, Minn., wholesale dealers in plumbing and 
steam-fitting supplies; resides at No. 1942 Carroll St., Merriam Park, Minn. 

Children: 

777 i Allen Gale i" Chaffee, b. Aug. 12, 1890, HamHne, Minn; d. Sept. 26, 

1903, Merriam Park. 

778 ii Harry Herbert Chaifee, b. Aug. 11, 1894, Merriam Park. 

779 iii Margaret Elizabeth Chaffee, b. May 19, 1899, Merriam Park. 

302 Lillian Arden ^ Chaffee, (Silvester Aaron,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. July 14, 1874, Waterloo, Iowa; is now deceased; m. Nov. 27, 1890, in Chicago, 
111., to Henry C. G. Schrader. 

Children: 

780 i Henrv Edward "' Schrader, b. Dec. 14, 1892, Chicago; d. July 28, 1893, 

Willinette, 111. 

781 ii Mabel Marie Schrader, b. March 27, 1894, Willinette. ■ 

The compiler was unable to learn anything further of this family. 

304 Addlie Beir-* Chaffee, (James Hill,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Jan. 
31, 1859, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) Feb. 2, 1880, in Bakersfield, Vt., by the Rev. R. 
Morgan, to Henry William Sadlier, son of William and Electa (Terrill) Sadlier, b. 
April 12, 1851, Bakersfield, d. March 29, 1888, Bakersfield; (2) Jan. 9, 1899, in 
Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. Richard T. Peede, to Lewis Harvey Scott, son of 
Francis Harvey and Amanda (Simpson) Scott, b. Dec. 25, 1840, Gill, Mass. Mr. 
Sadlier was a farmer; resided in Bakersfield, Vt. Mr. Scott is a retired manufac- 
turer of rubber stockings, anklets, etc.; resides at No. 17 Russell St., Worcester, 
Mass.; summer residence, South Harpswell, Me. Mrs. Scott is by profession a 
trained nurse. 

Children, by first husband, born in Bakersfield: 

782 i Clyde Henry '*' Sadlier, b. Jan. 7, 1885; d. July 31, 1886, Bakersfield. 

783 ii Henry vSadlier, Jr., b. Jan. 30, 1888; d. Nov. 24, 1888, Enosburg, Vt. 

305 Emma Etta '■' Chaffee, (James Hill,* Aaron Stowe,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. April 
10, 1861, Morgan, Vt.; m. May 1, 1886, in Enosburg, Vt., by the Rev. J. K. Fuller, 
to Hollis Sherwood, son of Robert and Jane (Wanzer) Sherwood, b. May 19, 1856, 



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Fairfield, Vt., d. Nov. 2, 1905, Sheldon, Vt. Mr. Sherwood was a farmer; resided 
in Fairfield, Charleston and Bakersfield, Vt. Mrs. Sherwood is now living at No. 
102 Austin St., Worcester, Mass. 

Children, born in Fairfield: 
+784 i Robert James '" Sherwood, b. Feb. 8, 1887; m. Adelaide M. West. 

785 ii Carroll Holhs Sherwood, a twin, b. March 8, 1890; d. Nov. 17, 1890. 

786 iii Carrie Emma Sherwood, a twin, b. March 8, 1890; Unm.; is employed as 

stenographer to Dr. Samuel T. Orton, pathologist at the Worcester 
state hospital; resides at No. 102 Austin St., Worcester, Mass. 

306 William Merton » Chaffee, (James Hill,^ Aaron Stowe,'' Comfort,* etc.) b. 
March 14, 1863, Morgan, Vt.; d. May 13, 1906, Worcester, Mass.; m. Sept. 27, 1888, 
in Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. Henry A. Rogers, to Alice Gertrude Bessey, dau. 
of Merritt B. and Alma E. (Coburn) Bessey, b. July 5, 1866, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 
Mr. Chaffee was for several years a poultryman, market gardener and retail dealer in 
butter and eggs in Worcester. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee. 
Mrs. A. Gertrude (Bessey) Chaffee m. (2) July 27, 1910, John R. Howe, and resides 
at No. 4 College St., Worcester, Mass. 

307 Carrie Elvira^ Chaffee, (James Hill,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Sept. 27, 1866, Coventry, Vt.; d. June 8, 1889, St. Albans, Vt.; m. Nov. 21, 1888, in 
Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. Henry A. Rogers, to Ernest D. Herrick, son of Fay 
and Mary (Duclos) Herrick, b. about 1868, Sheldon, Vt., d. May, 1893, Greeley, 
Col., aged 25 years. 

Child, born and died in St. Albans, Vt.: 

787 i Carrie Elvira 1" Herrick, b. and d. (about) June, 1889. 

308 Lucy Philinda^ Chaffee, (James Hill,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Oct. 6, 1869, Enosburg, Vt.; m. June 20, 1905, in Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. 
John H. Metcalfe, to L/awrence Willmore Pennington, son of Arthur and Sarah 
(Shaw) Pennington, b. Feb. 26, 1852, Birmingham, Eng. Mr. Pennington is a 
jeweler and artist; resides at No. 73 Main St., Springfield, Mass. No children have 
been born to Mr. and Mrs. Pennington. 

309 Ermina Gertrude ^ Chaffee, (James Hill,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. 
June 6, 1872, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Oct. 25, 1904, in Enosburg Falls, Vt., by the Rev. 
B. F. Jefferson, to Irving Scott Woodruff, son of Daniel Quimby and Mary Ella 
(Newell) Woodruff, b. June 22, 1874, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Mr. Woodruff is a 
stenographer and typewriter, and is employed in the United States Post Office 
Department at Washington, D. C; resides in Silver Spring, Md. No children have 
been born to Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff. 

310 Hamilton Redding ^ Chaffee, (James Hill,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,* etc.) 
b. May 19, 1878, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Nov. 10, 1904, in Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. 
Dr. Vincent E. Tomlinson, to Nellie Maria Pratt, dau. of Amos Smith and Rachel 
(Jones) Pratt, b. Aug. 11, 1876, Oxford, Mass. Mr. Chaffee is a pharmacist, and is 
employed by the Hall Lyon Co.; resides at No. 167 Austin St., Worcester, Mass. 

Child, born in Worcester: 

788 i Merton Pratt i" Chaffee, b. Sept. 15, 1905. 

311 Frank Newton 5 Chaffee, (Novell Stowe,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. 
Sept. 26, 1861, Troy, Vt.; m. Feb. 7, 1885, in Mansonville, Que., by the Rev. Mr. 
L/Oomis, to Emogene Alberta Perkins, dau. of Calvin and Mary (Hodgkins) Perkins, 
b. Dec. 1, 1863, Mansonville, Que. Mr. Chaffee is president of the Foster County 
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of Duluth, Minn., grain dealers, president of the Chaffee Brothers Co., of Carrington, 
dealers in farm machinery, wagons, automobiles, etc., is interested in several other 
enterprises, and owns large amounts of real estate in North Dakota, Minnesota, 
Texas and other states. He has been successively a farmer, insurance agent, grain 
dealer and banker; resides in Carrington, N. D. 

Children, born in Carrington, except the youngest one born while Mrs. Chaffee 
was Ansiting in Mansonville, Que. : 

Warren 1" Chaffee, b. July 8, 1886; d. July 12, 1886, Carrington. 
Mollie Frances Chaffee, b. July 14, 1888; m. Raymond W. Hewitt. 
Clemma Emogene Chaffee, b. Dec. 14, 1889; m. Arthur E. Morton. 
Harry Perkins Chaffee, b. Dec. 4, 1891; is a student in the Minnesota 
University, Minneapolis. 

312 Fannie Evelyn^ Chaffee, (lyovell Stowe,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. May 17, 1863, Troy, Vt.; m. Oct. 12, 1885, in Troy, by the Rev. J. T. Buzzell, to 
Ernest Andrew Allbee, son of Andrew and Mary (Oilman) Allbee, b. Oct. 19, 1864, 
Derby, Vt. Mr. Allbee is a carpenter, and is employed as a foreman on the Boston 
& Albany railway; resides at No. 27 Calhoun St., Springfield, Mass. 

Children, born in Derby: 

793 i Raymond Ernest i° Allbee, b. Aug. 20, 1886; is employed by the 
Bessie-Avery Clothing Co. of Kansas City, Mo., in charge of one 
floor of their large store; resides at No. 1013 Main St. 
Hazel Emma Allbee, b. Aug. 11, 1889. 

Ivaura Bessie Allbee, b. Aug. 14, 1891; d. May 21, 1892, Derby. 
Newland Oilman Allbee, b. April 12, 1893. 
Dawrence Pearl Allbee, b. May 29, 1899. 

313 Henry Herbert ^ Chaffee, (I^ovell Stowe,^ Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Sept. 7, 1865, Troy, Vt.; m. Aug. 14, 1890, in Bedford, Iowa, to Mary Aurelia Brock, 
dau. of Alexander and Elizabeth Brock, b. Jan. 21, 1870, in Bolton, Que. Mr. 
Chaffee is a merchant and lived in Springfield, Mass. , for several years; is now a 
member of the firm of C. C. Chaffee Co., Inc., of Valley City, N. D., and, with his 
brother, C. C. Chaffee, manages a large clothing store. 

Child (adopted), born in Underwood, Iowa: 

798 i Olive Whitman lo Chaff ee , b. Feb. 2, 1902. 

314 Charles Clayton » Chaffee, (I^ovell Stowe,^ Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, « etc.) 
b. Aug. 3, 1871, Troy, Vt.; m. Sept. 12, 1893, in Lyndon, Vt., by the Rev. I. P. 
Chase, to Clara Iv. Thompson, dau. of James T. and Helen (Park) Thompson, b. 
Dec. 11, 1869, I^yndonville, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a merchant, and, with his brother, 
H. H. Chaffee, manages the large clothing store of the C. C. Chaffee Co., Inc., in 
Valley City, N. D. 

Children: 

799 i Phil Evan i" Chaffee, b. July 25, 1895, Westfield, Vt.; d. same day. 

800 ii Helen Emma Chaffee, b. Nov. 20, 1897, Carrington, N. D. 

801 iii Homer Thompson Chaffee, b. July 24, 1901. 

315 George Burton '"* Chaffee, (lyovell Stowe,* Aaron Stowe," Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
March 5, 1876, Troy, Vt.; m. May 31, 1900, in Troy, by the Rev. J. W. Buzzell, to 
Blanche May Sisco, dau. of Oliver F. and Mary (Smith) Sisco, b. Nov. 18, 1879, 
Westfield, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides in Troy on the Chaffee homestead 
bought of his father, Iv. S. Chaffee. 

Children, born in Troy: 

802 i Dorothy Blanche ^" Chaffee, b. Dec. 18, 1901. 

803 ii Marjorie Orace Chaffee, b. Nov. 30, 1903. 



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316 Pearl Stowe ^ Chaffee, (Ivovell Stowe,^ Aaron Stowe/ Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Oct. 24, 1878, Troy, Vt.; m. Jan. 28, 1905, in Waseca, Minn., by the Rev. Fr. 
Hughes, to Alice Dolores lyorraine McMahon, dau. of Peter Carlos and Mary 
McMahon, b. Oct. 23, 1884, Waseca, Minn. Mr. Chaffee is the cashier of the 
Security State Bank of Expansion, N. D., where he resides. 

318 Vergie Estella' Chaffee, (Ransom Nathaniel,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. Jan. 27, 1871, Fairfax, Vt.; m. March 20, 1889, in Mansfield, Ohio, by the Rev. 
W. Iv. Wiles, to Bert Bonham, son of Smith and Mary (Underwood) Bonham, b. 
May 11, 1869, Mansfield. Mr. Bonham is a teamster; resides at No. 53 Miller St., 
Mansfield, Ohio. 

Children, born in Mansfield: 

804 i Emmet Dean ^° Bonham, b. March 19, 1891. 

805 ii Clyde Arthur Bonham, b. Dec. 18, 1894. 

806 iii Ruth Eilleen Bonham, b. Jan. 26, 1904. 

320 Nellie Fay^ Cheiffee, (Ransom Nathaniel,** Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Feb. 9, 1884, Mansfield, Ohio; m. May 12, 1904, in Mansfield, by the Rev. D. J. 
Meese, to Virgil Leadrew M5-ers, son of George and Naomi (Hiskey) Myers, b. Feb. 
4, 1878, L/Cxington, Ohio. Mr. Myers is a conductor on the Mansfield Electric 
railway; resides at No. 84 Ford St., Mansfield, Ohio. 

Children, born in Mansfield: 

807 i Hazel Eunice i** Myers, b. Aug. 28, 1905. 

808 ii Harvey Eugene Myers, b. Feb. 5, 1910. 

809 iii Vernon Earl Myers, b. Jan. 25, 1911. 

322 Ida Elvira 3 Chaffee, (Palmer Edson,^ Aaron Stowe,' Comfort, ^ etc.) b. 
Nov. 5, 1871, Irasburg, Vt., m. Dec. 21, 1892, in Brownington, Vt., by the Rev. J. K. 
Fuller, to Clarence Elmer Hawse, son of William and Betsey (Foster) Hawse, b. 
Aug. 27, 1870, Barton Landing (now Orleans), Vt. Mr. Hawse is a farmer; resides 
in Brownington, Vt.; address, R. F. D. No. 2, Orleans. 

Child, born in Brownington: 

810 i Harold Chaffee i» Hawse, b. Aug. 21, 1898. 

323 Myron Howard 3 Chaffee, (Bethuel Merritt,** Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort, « etc.) 
b. April 11, 1869, Westfield, Vt.; m. May 6, 1902, in North Troy, Vt., by the Rev. 
W. F. Sturtevant, to Flora May Marston, dau. of Harland B. and Mary (Shepherd) 
Marston, b. Dec. 10, 1877, Bolton, Que. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides in West- 
field; address, Troy, Vt. 

Children, born in Westfield: 

811 i Marion Alma i" Chaffee, b. Sept. 25, 1904. 

812 ii Alice Polly Chaffee, b. Dec. 21, 1909. 

324 Bertha Gertrude ^ Chaffee, (Bethuel Merritt,^ Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,* etc.) 
b. June 11, 1874, Westfield, Vt., m. (1) March 13, 1893, in Worcester, Mass., by the 
Rev. E. B. Haskell, to Roy A. Martin; (2) Jan. 5, 1910, in West Derby, Vt., by the 
Rev. J. T. Buzzell, to Ivuther Dodge Hackett, son of George Henry and Mary 
Elizabeth (Clark) Hackett, b. April 20, 1878, Burlington, Vt. Mr. Hackett is a 
trainman on the Boston & Maine railway; resides in West Derby, Vt. 

Child, born in West Derby: 

813 i Ivuther Chaffee '» Hackett, b. June 7, 1911. 

325 Grace Alma^ Chaffee, (Bethuel Merritt,* Aaron Stowe,^ Comfort,* etc.) b. 

July 24, 1878, Westfield, Vt.; ni. March 8, 1905, in West Derby, Vt., by the Rev. 
Mr. Newell, to Ralph Rockwood F'airbanks, adopted son of Horace K. and Abbie M. 
(Coburn) Fairbanks, b. Nov. 27, 1878. Mr. Fairbanks is the head clerk in the 
grocery store of Macdiarmid & Co., Newport, Vt. ; resides in West Derby. 



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Note. — When giving the lineage in this and the following generation, as was done 
in the ninth generation, the phrase, "Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jona- 
than,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas,^" will be abbreviated to "Comfort,^ etc." to avoid 
repetition, as all of the families recorded herein are descended from Comfort^ 
Chaffee. For example, the full lineage of Carl E. Chaffee is "Carl Ezra i" Chaffee, 
, Ezra Janes, ^ Samuel I^uther,* Reuben,^ Comfort,^ Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas. i" The lineage of all other families is to be 
understood in like manner. 



328 Emma Jane'" Chaffee, (Ezra Janes, ^ Samuel Luther,^ Reuben,'' Comfort,* 
etc.) b. Aug. 26, 1860, Berkshire, Vt.; m. June 4, 1877, in Albany, Vt., by the Rev. 
A. H. Webb, to Franklin Pierce Gates, son of Caleb and Bathsheba (Porter) Gates, 
b. April 16, 1852, Sherborn, N. H. Mr. Gates is a dealer in marble and granite 
monumental work; resides in Newport, Vt. 

Children, born in Albany, except the youngest one born in Newport: 
+814 i Lena Matilda " Gates, b. April 19, 1879; m. Fred h. Page. 
+815 ii Jane Marion Gates, b. March 25, 1881; m. Harry A. Black. 
+816 iii Dora Emma Gates, b, Jan. 6, 1883; m. Fred D. Hall. 

817 iv Hazel Irene Gates, b. March 23, 1896. 

329 Carl Ezra i" Chaffee, (Ezra Janes, ^ Samuel I^uther,* Reuben, ^ Comfort,* 
etc.) b. Dec. 3, 1871, Albany, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1894, in Albany, by the Rev. James S. 
Allen, to Katie Belle Griggs, dau. of Duncan and Mary (Sheller) Griggs, b. Feb. 23, 
1876. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides on a farm in Albany adjoining that of his 
father; address, Irasburg, Vt. 

Children, born in Albany: 

818 i Samuel I^uther " Chaffee, b. Oct. 16, 1894. 

819 ii Plarold Ray Chaffee, b. July 22, 1896. 

820 iii Herbert Glenn Chaffee, b. Nov. 28, 1897. 

821 iv Ezra Duncan Chaffee, b. Nov. 21, 1908. 

331 William Jay lo Chaffee, ( Reuben, ^ Samuel Luther, » Reuben,^ Comfort," 
etc.) b. Aug. 30, 1865, Berkshire, Vt., m. Feb. 5, 1887, in Enosburg, Vt., by the Rev. 
C. L/. Guild, to Carrie Louise Hodges, dau. of James Willard and Sarah (Gould) 
Hodges. W. Jay Chaffee is a farmer, is prominent in town affairs, and repre- 
sented Enosburg in the General Assembly of 1906; resides in Enosburg; address, 
R. F. D. No. 2, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Enosburg: 

Kate Louise ^^ Chaffee, b. March 13, 1888; m. John W. Lunna. 

Eva Mav Chaffee, b. May 5, 1889; m. George C. Stufflebean. 

Reuben'Lloyd Chaffee, b. Feb. 9, 1891. 

Grace Maud Chaffee, b. Nov. 28, 1892. 

Flora Matilda Chaffee, b. Oct. 26, 1895. 

William Jay Chaffee. Jr., b. Sept. 4, 1897. 

James Hodges Chaffee, b. Feb. 1, 1903; d. March 5, 1908, Enosburg. 

Ruth Ermina Chaffee, b. Nov. 11, 1906. 

Frank Taft Chaffee, b. April 22, 1908. 

332 Nellie Adelia 'o Chaffee, (Reuben, ^ Samuel Luther, » Reuben, ^ Comfort.e 
etc.) b. May 29, 1873, Enosburg, Vt.; m. July 20, 1893, in Enosburg, by the Rev. J. 
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(Cutting) Pierce, b. Jan. 27, 1870, Waterville, Vt. Mr. Pierce is a clergyman, and 

is the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at vSwanton, Vt., where he resides. 

Children: 

Clarence Dexter '' Pierce, Jr., b. April 23, 1896, Bakersfield, Vt. 
Flora Elizabeth Pierce, b. March 25, 1899, Montpelier, Vt. 
David Reuben Pierce, b. Aug. 18, 1901, Highgate, Vt. 
Mark Guy Pierce, b. July 11, 1905, Johnson, Vt. 
Marion Angenette Pierce, b. June 15, 1910, Swanton, Vt. 

334 RolHn"^ Chaffee, (Reuben, ^ Samuel I/uther,* Reuben," Comfort, " etc.) b. 
Sept. 9, 1880, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Nov. 28, 1900, in Enosburg, by the Rev. G. W. 
Burke, to Lillian May Pray, b. Nov. 16, 1881, Enosburg, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a 
farmer; resides in Enosburg; address, R. E. D. No. 4, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

335 Jennie Louise^" Chaffee, (Arthvir Franklin,^ Samuel Ivuther,* Reuben,' 
Comfort, « etc.) b. Sept. 12, 1872, St. Albans, Vt.; m. Sept. 18, 1894, in Richford, 
Vt., by the Rev. E. A. George, to Myron John Blair, son of John and Emeline 
(Farwell) Blair, of Newport, Vt., b. Feb. 20, 1865, Jay, Vt. Mr. Blair is a manu- 
facturer of veneer products with mills in North Troy and Montgomery, Vt.; resides 
in North Troy. 

Children: 

836 i Marie Jessamine " Blair, b. Oct. 7, 1900, Newport. 

837 ii Marjorie I/3uise Blair, b. May 25, 1909, Richford. 

336 William Edwin ^^ Clark, (Adelia Jane ^ Chaffee, Samuel Luther,* Reuben,' 
Comfort, « etc.) b. Feb. 26, 1872, St. Albans, Vt.; m. April 14, 1904, in Boston, Mass., 
by the Rev. Dr. F. H. Rowley, to Grace Anna McKenzie, dau. of the Rev. William 
Scott and Elizabeth (Stanwood) McKenzie, b. March 15, 1874, Winchester, Mass. 
Mr. Clark is president of the Clark & Mills Electrical Co., electrical contractors, 
having offices at No. 543 Boylston St., Boston, and No. 1444 Massachusetts Ave., 
Cambridge, Mass. ; resides in Sharon Heights, Mass. 

337 Sarah Louisa '° Clark, (Adelia Jane'' Chaffee, Samuel Luther, ^ Reuben,' 
Comfort," etc.) b. May 2, 1876, St. Albans, Vt.; m. Feb. 19, 1910, in St. Albans, by 
the Rev. W. Parkyn Jackson, to Edward Wellington Wells, son of David Benjamin 
and Mary Drucilla (Brown) Wells, b. Aug. 18, 1873, Paterson, N. J. Mr. Wells is 
an expert telegrapher; resides at No. 22 St. Nicholas Place, New York city. 

338 Grace Helen '" Chaffee, (Cortes Sobeski,^ Samuel Luther,^ Reuben,' Com- 
fort," etc.) and (Frances Helen, ^ Nathaniel,® Warren,' Comfort," etc.) b. March 11, 
1877, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 5, 1898, to Hibbard Charles ^» Kendall, (Alanson 
Ambrose^ Kendall, Seth * Kendall, Jr., Lucy ' Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) (See No. 
471.) 

339 Lola Adelia 1" Chaffee, (Cortes Sobeski,'^ Samuel Luther, « Reuben,' Com- 
fort," etc.) and (Frances Helen,-' Nathaniel,'^ Warren,' Comfort," etc.) b. May 22, 
1879, Berkshire, Vt.; m. June 22, 1904, in Medford, Mass., by the Rev. Leroy Pierce, 
to Fred Harris Wing, son of Samuel F. and Ella (Lovejoy) Wing, b. Dec. 5, 1879, 
North Monmouth, Me. Mr. Wing is a farmer; resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. 
D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

340 Reva Dell "' Chaffee, (Cortes Sobeski,^ Samuel Luther, * Reuben,' Comfort," 
etc.) and (Frances Helen, ^ Nathaniel,** Warren,' Comfort," etc.) b. Feb. 6, 1881, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. July 23, 1896, in West Berkshire, by the Rev. Edwin Prouty, to 
James Sumner Carr, son of Silas Sumner and Ellen (Colon) Carr, b. Feb. 14, 1873, 
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Children, the oldest one born in East Berkshire, the others in West Berkshire: 

Don Cortes " Carr, b. Oct. 9, 1900. 
Eber Maitland Carr, b. Feb. 13, 1903. 
Hollis Robert Carr, b. Dec. 7, 1906. 
Frances Hazel Carr, b. Nov. 22, 1911. 
Clesson Harris Carr, b. Jan. 15, 1908. 

341 Erma Ruth i" Chaffee, (Cortes Sobeski,^ Samuel Duther,^ Reuben, ^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) and (Frances Helen, ^ Nathaniel,* Warren,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. April 30, 1886, 
Berkshire, Vt.; m. May 10, 1902, in West Berkshire, by the Rev. A. W. Ford, to 
Alfred David Tracey, son of David Almon and Jane Caroline (Hunt) Tracey, b. Sept. 
12, 1878, Brome, Que. Mr. Tracey is a farmer; resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. 
D. No. 1, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

843 i Maurice Lynn " Tracy, b. March 29, 1906. 

844 ii Mildred Frances Tracey, b. May 9, 1908. 

343 Earl Luther'" Chaffee, (Cortes Sobeski,^ Samuel Luther,* Reuben,^ 
Comfort,^ etc.) and (Frances Helen, ^ Nathaniel,* Warren,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. April 
17, 1893, Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 29, 1911, in Berkshire, by the Rev. G. W. 
Douglass, to Gertrude Helen Berwick, dau. of Wallace Henry and Annie Maria 
(Payge) Berwick, b. Sept. 4, 1888, Brompton, Que. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; 
resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

344 Ellen Lucy 10 Chaffee, (Milo Lewis, ^ Reuben,* Reuben, ^ Comfort, ^ etc.) b. 
Aug. 11, 18S8, Albany, Vt.; m. Sept. 11, 1907, in Albany, by the Rev. George 
McDonald, to Harry Charles Marshall, b. Aug. 2, 1889, Craftsbury, Vt. Mr. 
Marshall is a farmer; resides on the Chaffee homestead in Albany; address, R. F. D. 
No. 1, Irasburg, Vt. 

347 Hanson Stephen '"' Burlson, Jr., (Edna Alsina^ Chaffee, Reuben,* Reuben,'' 
Comfort,*' etc.) b. Oct. 11, 1860, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) to Lma Keith, dau. of Warren 
and Emma (Butler) Keith, b. Feb. 14, 1876, Albany, Vt., d. Dec. 11, 1893; (2) to 
Jennie L. Green, dau. of John J. and Rhoda A. (Eldred) Green, b. April 10, 1880, 
Mr. Burleson is a farmer; resides in Craftsbury, Vt. 

Child, by second wife, born in Craftsbury: 

845 i Helen S." Burleson, b. Jan. 13, 1904. 

350 Lila Miranda i** Jordan, (Lucy^ Chaffee, Reuben,* Reuben,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. Dec. 19, 1877, Walden, Vt.; m. Feb. 3, 1897, in East Craftsbury, Vt., by the Rev. 
J. C. Taylor, to George Cuthbertson Young, son of George and Margaret (Cuthbert- 
son) Young, b. Aug. 22, 1871, Greensboro, Vt. 

Child, born in Greensboro: 

846 i Everett George" Young, b. Sept. 5, 1903. 

351 Lona Maud i" Jordan, (Lucy ^ Chaffee, Reuben,* Reuben,' Comfort," etc. ) b. 
June 25, 1882, Greensboro, Vt.; m. Dec. 18, 1906, in East Hardwick, Vt., by the Rev. 
H. A. Campbell, to Reuben Blanchard Curtis, son of James and Ellen (Lord) Curtis, 
b. Aug. 6, 1869, Greensboro. Mr. Curtis is a laborer in a saw mill; resides in 
Greensboro Village, Vt. 

Children, born in Greensboro: 

847 i Annabelle Ruth " Curtis, b. May 28, 1908. 

848 ii Pearl Marie Curtis, b. Aug. 30, 1910. 

352 Myrtle Marilla "' Chaffee, (Fernando Cortez,^ Reuben,* Reuben, ^ Comfort,* 
etc.) b. April 23, 1877, Albany, Vt.; m. Nov. 5, 1902, in Greensboro, Vt., by the 



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Rev. N. A. Ross, to George Benjamin Bell, son of Jerome and Mary (Collins) Bell, 
b. April 25, 1871, Springfield, Mass. Mr. Bell is a farmer; resides in Monson, Mass. 

353 Reuben Andrew^" Chaffee, (Fernando Cortez,^ Reuben,^ Reuben,^ Com- 
fort,«etc.) b. Aug. 2S, 1880, Elmore, Vt.; m. Jan. 7, 1909, in Greensboro, Vt., by 
the Rev. John Hood, to Josephine Jennie Huntoon, dau. of Albert and Jennie (Ivow) 
Huntoon, b. Feb. lo, 1890, Greensboro. Mr. Chaffee is a board sawyer; resides in 
Greensboro. 

Child, born in Greensboro: 
849 i Arland Leo " Chaffee, b. Nov. 9, 1909. 

356 Minnie Darling'" Ryder, (Cordelia^ Chaffee, Washington,* Reuben,' 
Comfort,^ etc.) b. Dec. 4, 1864, Newport, Vt.; m. (1) July 27, 1882, in Newport, by 
the Rev. Mr. Austin, to William Eugene Utting, son of William and Angeline 
(Hitchcock) Utting, b. June 17, 1861, in Bethlehem, N. H., d. February, 1888, in 
Massawippi, Que.; (2) Oct. 28, 1891, by the Rev. Mr. Sherman, to Burton Orville 
Frink, b. in East Montpelier, Vt., d. (about) October, 1892, Boulder, Col.; (3) Feb. 
13, 1895, in Walby Springs, S. D. by the Rev. Mr. Coates, to David Ezekiel Powers, 
son of Jason and Cynthia (Winslow) Powers, b. Sept. 16, 1868, Burke, Vt, Mr. 
Powers is an attorney; resides at No. 28 Katherine Road, Watertown, Mass. 

Children, by first husband: 

+850 i William Gerald " Utting, b. Aug. 17, 1883, Derby Ctr., Vt.; m. 

-j-851 ii Archie John Utting, b. Aug. 4, 1884, Massawippi, Que.; ra. — 

365 Nellie Ardelle "' Chaffee, (Hanson, » Washington,* Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) 
b. Sept. 6, 1861, Berkshke, Vt.; m. March 9, 1881, in Berkshire, by the Rev. 
Sylvester Donaldson, to Daniel Ossian Burleson, son of Ossian and Minerva (Foster) 
Burleson, b. Dec. 31, 1856, Berkshire. Mr. Burleson is a farmer; resides on the 
farm south of Berkshire Center where Hanson Chaffee died; address, R. F. D. No. 1, 
Enosburg Falls, Vt. No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Burleson. 

366 Herman Lucius ''^ Chaffee, (Hanson,^ Washington,* Reuben,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. Jan. 18, 1863, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Aug. 13, 1892, in Enosburg Falls, Vt., by the 
Rev. F. C. Kimball, to Violet Elizabeth Ford, dau. of Robert and Maryann 
(Simpson) Ford, b. May 9, 1874, Burkenhead, England. Mr. Chaffee is a carpenter 
and builder; resided in Berkshire until the autumn of 1910, when he removed to 
Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire, except the youngest one born in Richford: 

852 i Florence Jenne " Chaffee, b. March 30, 1894. 

853 ii Ena Ford Chaffee, b. June 1, 1901. 

854 iii Marion Wheeler Chaffee, b. June 1, 1905. 

855 iv Robert Hanson Chaffee, b. Sept. 10, 1911. 

367 Edwin Washington '<* Chaffee, (Harry, » Washington,* Reuben,^ Comfort,® 
etc.) b. Jan. 28, 1861, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 7, 1885, by the Rev. F. C. Kimball, 
to Ella Almira Badger, dau. of John Schuyler and Harriet (Noyes) Badger, of 
Dunham, Que., b. Dec. 10, 1866, Stanbridge, Que. Mr. Chaffee is a carpenter and 
builder; resides at No. 243 First Ave., Roselle, N. J. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 

856 i Lyon Hobart " Chaffee, b. June 20, 1887; Unm.; is a carpenter; resides in 

Roselle, N. J. 

368 Ida Cordelia "^ Chaffee, (Harry, ^ Washington,* Reuben, ^ Comfort,® etc.) b. 
July 19, 1863, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Dec. 17, 1909, Quinter, Gove county, Kan.; m 
Sept. 25, 1883, in Enosburg Falls, Vt., by the Rev. F. C. Kimball, to Hobert R. 



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Goodsell, son of Benjamin Franklin and l/ovina (Trowbridge) Goodsell, b. in 1864, 
Sheldon, Vt. Mr. Goodsell was at the time of his marriage a carriage dealer, and 
later was a farmer and ranchman in Kansas, where he still resides. 
Children: 

857 i Hobart Fred " Goodsell, b. in Quinter, Kan. 

858 ii Theda Lovina Goodsell, b. Aug. 3, 1901, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

369 Lillian May ^" Chaffee, (Harry, » Washington, « Reuben,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. 
March?, 1865, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 14, 1883, in Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. 
Edwin Prouty, to Ezra Alexander Mosier, son of Alexander and Evaline (Burleson) 
Mosier, b. Jan. 19, 1861, Berkshire. Mr. Mosier is a farmer; resides in West 
Berkshire. 

Children, born in West Berkshire: 

859 i Myrtle Arabelle " Mosier, b. Nov. 24, 1883. 

+860 ii Camillo Charles Mosier, b. Sept. 5, 1889; m. Ida Guertin. 

370 Harry Merton '" Chaffee, (Harry, » Washington, » Reuben,^ Comfort,^ etc.) 
b. Sept. 24, 1868, Onalaska, Wis.; m. Aug. 22, 1907, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. 
F. Barnby Leach, to Margarette Guyette, dau. of Joseph and Emma (Laflin) 
Guyette, b. in 1886, Knowlton, Que. Mr. Chaffee is in the employ of B. H. Combs; 
resides in East Berkshire, Vt. 

Child, born in Richford: 

861 i Uoyd Leland " Chaffee, b. Oct. 1, 1908. 

371 George Warren^" Chaffee, (Harry, ^ Washington,* Reuben,^ Comfort,® 
etc.) b. April 4, 1872, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 12, 1900, in Enosburg Falls, Vt., by 
the Rev. h. Olin Sherburne, to Ida Levina Kemp, dau. of James and Viola 
(Stanhope) Kemp, b. March 10, 1875, Worcester, Mass. Mr. Chaffee is a com- 
mercial traveler; resides at No. 52 Berkely St., Somerville, Mass. 

Child, born in Somerville: 

862 i Randolph Warren " Chaffee, b. Aug. 29, 1902. 

372 Uri Ehud i" Chaffee, (Harry,^ Washington, » Reuben,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Dec. 27, 1873, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 18, 1896, by the Rev. N. C. Sanders, to Nettie 
Ellen Morgan, dau. of Abbie Richard Morgan, b. Aug. 7, 1871, Montpelier, Vt. Mr. 
Chaffee is a painter and paper hanger; resides in Johnson, Vt. ; address, R. F. D. No. 
1, Johnson. 

Children, born in Johnson, except the second one born in Berkshire: 
Doris Abbie" Chalfee, b. March 7, 1899. 

Lilla Theda Chaffee, b. Aug. 29, 1900; d. March 27, 1901, Johnson. 
Alice Chaffee, b, July 12, 1902; d. Aug. 17, 1902, Johnson. 
Gladys Florence Chaffee, b. Dec. 19, 1904. 

Ernest Ralph Chaffee, b. March 7, 1907; d. Feb. 21, 1908, Johnson. 
Arline Georgia Chaffee, b. Aug. 8, 1909. 
Clarence Benjamin Chaffee, b. Sept. 16, 1910. 

373 Charles Howard"' Chaffee, (Harry, ^ Washington,* Reuben,' Comfort,' 
etc.) b. Nov. 28, 1877, Berkshire, Vt.; m. May 2, 1895, in West Berkshire, by the Rev. 
W. H. Atkinson, to Dinnies Martin, dau. of Peter and Mary Ann (Bano) Martin, b. 
March 19, 1876, Sutton, Que. C. Howard Chaffee is a carpenter and farmer; resides 
in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children: 

870 i Rhea Ida " Chaffee, b. June 3, 1897, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

871 ii Iva Leone Chaffee, b. April 17, 1902, Berkshire. 

872 iii Harold Martin Chaffee, b. Jan. 11, 1910, Montgomery, Vt. 



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375 Estella RacheP" Janes, (Cynthia Diana ^ Chaffee, Washington, ^ Reuben,^ 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Dec. 28, 1864, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Sept. 2, 1894, Richford, Vt.; m. 
March 13, 1883, in St. Armand, Que., by the Rev. A. L/. Arms, to Elv\nn Harrison 
Grice, son of Warren B. and Arabella (Jeffords) Grice, and brother of the wife of her 
brother, Delbert M. Janes, b. Dec. 10, 1863, St. Armand. After the death of Estella 
R. (Janes) Grice, Mr. Grice m. Grace Alger, and now resides in Richford. 

Child, born in St. Armand: 
+873 i Muriel Ethel " Grice, b. June 20, 1884; m. Thomas W. Anderson. 

376 Delbert Mortimer ^° Janes, (Cynthia Diana ^ Chaffee, Washington,** Reuben,^ 
Comfort,^ etc.) b. Nov. 23, 1867, Albany, Vt.; m. Aug. 28, 1888, in St. Armand, 
Que., by the Rev. A. L. Arms, to L/ibbie Arvilla Grice, dau. of Warren B. and 
Arabella (Jeffords) Grice, and sister of the husband of his sister, Estella R. (Janes) 
Grice, b. June 11, 1867, St. Armand. Mr. Janes is a merchant; resides in Richford. 

Children, born in Newport, Vt. : 

874 i Delwin Warren" Janes, b. May 25, 1890. 

875 ii Don Merrill Janes, b. Dec. 30, 1893. 

378 Bessie May i" Janes, (Cynthia Diana ^ Chaffee, Washington,* Reuben,^ 
Comfort,^ etc.) b. Nov. 19, 1883, St. Armand, Que.; m. May 5, 1902, in Richford, 
Vt., by the Rev. W. G. Scofield, to John Henry Mills, son of John and Sophia 
(Tyler) Mills, b. April 23, 1865, Sherbroke, Que. Mr. Mills is the master mechanic 
of the Toronto division of the Canadian Pacific railway; resides at No. 144 Medland 
St. , West Toronto, Ont. 

Child, born in Montreal, Que.: 

876 i Malcolm Everett " Mills, b. March 19, 1904. 

382 Clarence Washington ^° St. John, (Laura Luthera^ Chaffee, Washington,^ 
Reuben, 7 Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Aug. 19, 1876, Berkshire, Vt.; m. May 3, 1902, in Rich- 
ford, Vt., by the Rev. W. G. Scofield, to Olive Marie Brunett, dau. of Joque and 
Olive (Laneau) Brunett, b. March 17, 1876, Bakersfield, Vt. Mr. St. John is a 
carpenter; resides in Berkshire. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 

877 i Clarence Brunett" St. John, b. Dec. 15, 1906. 

383 Herbert Amelius i° Cook, (Amelia Jane^ Armstrong, Jane* Chaffee, 
Reuben," Comfort,<'etc.) b. July 18, 1864, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 20, 1894, in 
Ottawa, Ont., by the Rev. Joseph Hager, to Annie Florence Dourley, dau. of John 
and Margaret (Gillespie) Dourley, b. Dec. 16, 1874, Ottawa, Ont. Mr, Cook is a 
lumber shipper; resides at No. 12 Commission St., Ottawa. 

Children, born in Ottawa: 

Amelia Grace" Cook, b. Jan. 3, 1895. 
Margaret Florence Cook, b. vSept. 17, 1896. 
George Alexander Cook, b. Feb. 7, 1899. 
Edith Isabel Cook, b. Oct. 30, 1900. 
William Armstrong Cook, b. Mav 2, 1903. 
John Wesley Cook, b. July 11, 1907. 

384 Ernest Jay i" Colcord, (Martha' Armstrong, Jane^ Chaffee, Reuben,^ 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. July 27, 1868, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 9, 1887, in Richford, Vt., 
by the Rev. Leonard Dodd, to Bertha Elizabeth Stetson, dau. of Orvis and Orpha 
(Moore) Stetson, b. Oct. 11, 1869, Berkshire. Mr. Colcord is a contractor and 
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Children, born in Richford, except the oldest one born in East Berkshire: 

+884 i Carl Orvis"Colcord, b. Sept. 28, 1888; m. Minnie A. Jackson. 

885 ii Kenneth George Colcord, b. Jan. 13, 1898. 

886 iii Ernest Jay Colcord, Jr., b. April 1, 1904. 

887 iv Grace Alison Colcord, b. July 2, 1906. 

385 Amelia Jane ^^ Colcord, (Martha^ Armstrong, Jane*' Chaffee, Reuben,^ 
Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 29, 1871, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1896, in Richford, Vt., 
by the Rev. J. H. Wallace, to the Rev. Edwin Ernest Grant, son of Joseph and 
Maria (Combs) Grant, b. June 21, 1869, Berkshire. Mr. Grant is a Congregational 
clergyman, and is the pastor of the Congregational church in St. Johnsbury East, 
Vt., vphere he resides. 

Children: 

888 i Paul Colcord" Grant, b. April 2, 1899, Sharon, Vt.; d. Dec. 29, 1899, 

Sharon. 

889 ii Pauline May Grant, b. Oct. 30, 1900, Sharon; d. Nov. 13, 1900. 

890 iii Hope Grant, b. Aug. 4, 1908, St. Johnsbury East. 

386 Grace 1" Colcord, (Martha ^ Armstrong, Jane^ Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort, ^ 
etc.) b. Dec. 20, 1875, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 6, 1900, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. 
Edwin E. Grant, to James Alvin Conner, son of James C. and Ella (Chase) Conner, 
b. Aug. 19, 1876, Richford. (See a chapter on the Towle family in the latter part of 
this book.) J. Alvin Conner is a passenger train conductor on the Central Vermont 
railway; resides in St. Albans, Vt. 

Children: 

891 i Ralph Colcord " Conner, b. June 30, 1902, Richford. 

892 ii George Colcord Conner, b. Jan. 2, 1905, St. Albans. 

387 Ethel Mary ^^ Armstrong, (William Alexander ^ Armstrong, Jane ** Chaffee, 
Reuben,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Sept. 14, 1878, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 30, 1903, in 
East Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. A. W. Ford, to George Hibbard Pomeroy, son of 
George E. and L,ydia E. (Hibbard) Pomeroy, b. Jan. 20, 1878, Franklin, Vt. (See a 
chapter on the Towle family in the latter part of this book.) G. Hibbard Pomero}- 
is a farmer; resides near East Franklin village in the town of Berkshire^ address, 
East Franklin, Vt. 

388 Alberta Ellen"' Chaffee, (Harvey Allen," Albert, » Reuben,' Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. June 15, 1863, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 8, 1883, in Richford, Vt., by the 
Rev. J. T. Buzzell, to Gardner" Armstrong, (Sally Miranda** Chaffee, Reuben,^ 
Comfort," etc.) b. Nov. 20, 1856, Berkshire. (See No. 118.) Mr. Armstrong is a 
night watchman in the mills of the Amoskeag Co.; resides at No. 311 I/ake Ave., 
Manchester, N. H. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 
+893 i Harvey Albert " Armstrong, b. Aug. 10, 1886; m. Alice J. Bryan. 

894 ii A\ns Ada Armstrong, b. Jan. 10, 1888. 

895 iii Gordis Gardner Armstrong, b. March 17, 1893. 

389 Hattie Bell i" Chaffee, (Harvey Allen," Albert,* Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) 
b. May 17, 1866, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 24, 1884, in Berkshire, by the Rev. H. W. 
Worthen, to Elisha Crandall, son of EHsha and Cynthia (Perkins) Cruudall, b. Aug. 
26, 1862, Dunham, Que. Mr. Crandall is a locomotive engineer on the Canadian 
Pacific railway; resides in Agnes, Que. 

Children: 

896 i Etta Alberta " Crandall, b. Dec. 22, 1885, Frost Village, Que. 

+897 ii Iveon EHslia Crandall, b. April 23, 1888, West Farnham, Que.; m. Lillian 
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898 iii Albert Henrv Crandall, b. April 16, 1894, West Farnham. 

899 iv Hilda Beth Crandall, b. July 2, 1899, Brownsville Jet., Me.; d. Dec. 16, 

1907, Agnes, Que. 

900 V Ernest Leighton Stanislaus Allen Crandall, b. Feb. 2, 1902, Agnes. 

390 Etta May!" Chaffee, (Harvey Allen, ^ Albert, » Reuben, ^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. 
Feb. 5, 1872, Berkshire, Vt.; m. June 22, 1898, in Berkshire, by the Rev. W. G. 
Scofield, to William Harrison Mitchell, son of David Harrison and Mary Jane (Hall) 
Mitchell, b. April 26, 1869, Brompton Falls, Que. Mr. Mitchell is the manager of a 
lumber and railroad business; resides in I^yster, Que. 

Children, born in L/vster: 

901 i Wayne Brice " Mitchell, b. April 17, 1904. 

902 ii Greta Ahce Mitchell, b. Dec. 13, 1908. 

903 iii Donald Harrison Mitchell, b. Dec. 20, 1910. 

391 Albert Stephen ^'^ Chaffee, (Harvey Allen, ^ Albert,* Reuben, ^ Comfort, « 
etc.) b. Aug. 23, 1877, Berkshire, Vt., m. Sept. 28, 1897, in Newport, R. I., by the 
Rev. Iv. A. Porter, to Susan Hunt, dau. of Thomas William and Mary Jane (Bennett) 
Hunt, b. Oct. 22, 1876, Sheffield, Eng. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides in Berk- 
shire on the farm that he bought of his father, Harvey A. Chaffee; address, R. F. D. 
No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

Wilfrid Harrison " Chaffee, b. Aug. 29, 1900. 
Raymond Hunt Chaffee, b. April 25, 1902. 
Mildred Helen Chaffee, b. June 19, 1904. 
Albert Cvril Chaffee, b. Sept. 22, 1905. 
Harold Allen Chaffee, b. Aug. 14, 1907. 
James Bennett Chaffee, b. Dec. 28, 1909. 

396 Carrie Miranda'" Armstrong, (Reuben C.^ Armstrong, Sail}- Miranda** 
Chafcee, Reuben,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Feb. 12, 1882, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 20, 1901, 
in Richford, Vt., by J. H. Hamilton, justice of the peace, to Charles Augustus 
Martin, son of Peter and Mary Ann (Bano) Martin, b. in 1871, Franklin, Vt. Mr. 
Martin is a farmer; resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Children, born in Richford: 

910 i Florence Caroline " Martin, b. June 18, 1902. 

911 ii Reuben Charles Martin, b. Nov. 30, 1905. 

397 Orville Jamin'" Armstrong, (Reuben C.^ Armstrong, Sally Miranda** 
Chaffee, Reuben,' Comfort,*' etc.) b. May 31, 1886, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 19, 
1908, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. W. E. Douglass, to Caroline Lucy Fecteau, dau. 
of Gaspau Fecteau. Mr. Armstrong is a farmer; resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. 
D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 

912 i Rollin Oryille " Armstrong, b. Sept. 12, 1909. 

399 Glenna May '" Wheelock, (Thankful Miranda ^ Armstrong, Sally Miranda » 
Chaffee, Reuben," Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 4, 1875, Bakersfield, Vt.; m. July 4, 1894, 
in Enosburg, Vt., by the Rev. John E. Bowen, to Alexander A. Hyman, a native of 
Ireland who came to America when a boy. Mr. Hyman is a farmer; resides in 
Bakersfield, Vt. 

Children, born in Bakersfield: 

913 i Elizabeth Mae" Hyman, b. June 9, 1895. 

914 ii Hubert Alexander Hyman, b. May 10, 1897. 

915 iii Bessie Ruth Hyman, b. Oct. 11, 1899. 

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401 Effie Maude "' Wheelock, (Thankful Miranda ^ Armstrong, Sally Miranda « 
Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort,® etc.) b. Oct. 24, 1879, Bakersfield, Vt.; m. Nov. 11, 
1903, in East Fairfield, Vt., by the Rev. A. ly. Barnes, to Francis Byron Hoj-t, son of 
H. William and Nellie (Spaulding) Hoyt, b. Sept. 22, 1879, Fairfield, Vt. Mr. 
Hoyt is a farmer; resides on Avenue farm, Williamstown, Vt. 

402 Cora Blanche '" Wheelock, (Thankful Miranda ^ Armstrong, Sally Miranda ** 
Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort, ^ etc.) b. Aug. 29, 1884, Bakersfield, Vt.; m. Feb. 21, 
1906, in Barre, Vt., to Pearl Garfield Hm-lbut, son of Edson Ebenezer and Charlotte 
(Janes) Hurlbut, b. May 31, 1882, Georgia, Vt. Mr. Hurlbut is a farmer; resides in 
Williamstown, Vt. 

Children, born in Williamstown: 

917 i Vernal Garfield " Hurlbut, b. Sept. 2, 1908. 

918 ii Maurice Wilder Hurlbut, b. Jan. 26, 1910. 

404 Guy Julius '0 Chaffee, (John Ethel," Ithamar Stowe,^ Reuben, ^ Comfort," 
etc.) b. Feb. 7, 1873, Richford, Wis.; m. Nov. 29, 1905, in Austin, Minn., by the 
Rev. F. E. Knopf, to Emma Mary Stimson, dau. of Burt E. and Eliza (Sj'mes) 
Stimson, b. Nov. 27, 1876, Udolpho, Minn. Mr. Chaffee is a grain buj'er; resides in 
Freeborn, Minn. 

Child, born in Freeborn: 
'919 i Miles Stimson " Chaffee, b. Jan. 7, 1910. 

405 Nettie i» Chaffee, (John Ethel, " Ithamar Stowe,^ Reuben, ^ Comfort, « etc.) 
b. Nov. 19, 1877, Newton, Wis.; m. March 26, 1902, in Austin, Minn., by the Rev. 
C. D. Belden, to George Stokes L/aBar, son of Orlando and Mary (Stokes) I/aBar, b. 
March 18, 1877, in Udolpho, Minn. Mr. lyaBar is a retail coal dealer; resides in 
Lansing, Minn. 

Child, born in L/ansing: 

920 i John Clinton " L,aBar, b. Oct. 15, 1903. 

406 Maud^" Chaffee, (John Ethel," Ithamar Stowe,» Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) 
b. March 14, 1879, Newton, Wis.; m. May 23, 1900, in Adams, Minn., by P. H. 
Carr, justice of the peace, to lyee Ora Thompson, son of John and Charlotte (Roe) 
Thompson, b. Jan. 27, 1880, L/ansing, Minn. Mr. Thompson is a retail lumber and 
coal dealer; resides in L/ansing, Minn. 

Child, born in Ivansing: 

921 i Mary Estella " Thompson, b. Sept. 3, 1903. 

407 Ray '" Chaffee, (John Ethel," Ithamar Stowe,8 Reuben, ^ Comfort," etc.) b. 
Jan. 18, 1883, Newton, Wis.; m. May 6, 1904, in I^a Crosse, Wis., by Judge Brindley, 
to Hulda Henrietta Hale, dau. of L/uke and Frederika (Simmerling) Hale, b. Oct. 
16, 1884, 1/3. Crosse, Wis. Mr. Chaffee is a barber; resides in Austin, Minn. 

Child, born in I,a Crosse, Wis.: 

922 i John Edward " Chaffee, b. Feb. 4, 1905. 

408 Roy "' Chaffee, (John Ethel," Ithamar Stowe,^ Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) b. 
Oct. 2, 1885, Newton, Wis.; m. Nov. 21, 1907, in Austin, Minn., by the Rev. C. D. 
Belden, to Nellie Gertrude Vaughan, dau. of Albert and Elsie (Hunniwell) Vaughan, 
of l/ansing, Minn., b. April 13, 1886, l/ansing. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer; resides in 
L/ansing, Minn. 

Child, born in L/ansing: 

923 i Nadia Maud " Chaffee, b. Sept. 21, 1908. 



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411 George Hubbard '" Thurber, (Russell Hubbard^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, 
Lucy" Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 30, 1854, La Crosse, Wis.; m. Oct. 2, 1881, in 
Minneapolis, Minn., by the Rev. Mr. Hood, to Mary Jane McCarthy, dau. of William 
and Margaret (Brady) McCarthy, b. July 5, 1860, Trempeauleau, Wis. Mr. Thurber 
is a shipping clerk and foreman for a manufacturing company; resides at No. 918 
First Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minn. No children have been born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Thurber. 

412 Frank F.^" Thurber, (Nathaniel Culver ^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy^ 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Sept. 5, 1852, Buffalo, Wis.; m. Dec. 6, 1881, in Ells- 
worth, Wis., by the Rev. Preston K. Jones, to Dorcas Arabelle Bartlett, dau. of 
Charles Richardson and Mary Ann (White) Bartlett, and sister of the wife of his 
brother, Roy W. Thurber, b. Dec. 21, 1852, Hartford, Wis. Mr. Thurber is a 
farmer; resides in Ellsworth, Wis.; address, R. F. D. No. 5. 

Children, born in Ellsworth: 

+924 i Minnie Florence May i^ Thurber, b. Sept. 25, 1882; m. Abraham Leonard. 

925 ii Harry Frank Everett Thurber, b. Aug. 29, 1884. 

926 iii Francis Henry Rigby Thurber, b. Dec. 27, 1889. 

413 Roy Willard'" Thurber, (Nathaniel Culver » Thurber, Lucy » Kendall, 
Lucy^ Chaffee, Comfort.^ etc.) b. March 13, 1855, Buffalo, Wis.; m. June 25, 1882, in 
Ellsworth, Wis., by the Rev. Preston K. Jones, to Etta May Bartlett, dau. of Charles 
Richardson and Mary Ann (White) Bartlett, and sister of the wife of his brother, 
Frank F. Thurber, b. June 3, 1862, Hartford, Wis. Mr. Thurber is a carpenter; 
resides at No. 515 South Ficket St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children: 

927 i Jay Roy" Thurber, b. May 12, 1884, Ellsworth, Wis. 

928 ii Florence Bell Thurber, b. Nov. 19, 1894, Riverside, Cal. 

414 Ella Jane ^'^' Thurber, (Nathaniel Culver^ Thurber, Lucy * Kendall, Lucy' 
Chaffee, Comfort,« etc.) b. Jan. 27, 1857, Buffalo, Wis.; m. Jan. 27, 1875, in Lake 
City, Minn., by the Rev. H. H. Beach, to Amos Rosenberger, son of Jesse and 
Ester (Hines) Rosenberger, b. May 29, 1852, DeKalb county, Ind., d. Feb. 14, 1904, 
Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Rosenberger was a teacher. Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberger 
resided in Maiden Rock and Ellsworth, Wis., St. Paul, Red Wing and Lake City, 
Minn., Kansas City, Mo., Los Angeles, Cal., and Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Rosen- 
berger is now living at No. 3628 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis. 

Children: 

-f-929 i Birney Nathaniel" Rosenberger, b. June 24, 1882, Maiden Rock, Wis.; 
m. Lola A. Marbit. 
930 ii J. Bruce Rosenberger, b. Dec. 23, 1888, St. Paul, Minn.; Unm.; is 
employed in a railroad office; resides with his mother. 

415 Emma Asenith ^'^' Thurber, a twin, (Nathaniel Culver^ Thurber, Lucy ^ 
Kendall, Lucy 'Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. March 22, 1860, Buffalo, Wis.; m. Dec. 
24, 1883, in Trimbelle, Wis., by the Rev. Preston K. Jones, to Roselvin James 
Rigby, son of George Washington and Dorcas Jane (Garcelon) Rigbj', b. Sept. 15, 
1853, Bath, Me. Mr. Rigby is a traveling salesman; resides at No. 1351 Forest Ave,, 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

Children: 
+931 i Merritt Leon" Rigby, b. Aug. 10, 1885, Sioux Falls, S. D.; m. Harriet E. 
Lowr}'. 
932 ii George Emery Rigby, b. Nov. 14, 1890, Trimbelle, Wis.; d. Feb. 3, 1908, 
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417 Dexter Jefferson '" Thurber, (Nathaniel Culver « Thurber, Lucy*^ Kendall, 
Ivucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, '^ etc.) b. Nov. 4, 1862, Chester, Minn.; m. Dec. 19, 1886, in 
Ellsworth, Wis., by the Rev. Mr. Robinson, to Alice Jane Moore, dau. of Micah D. 
and Rowena E. (Johnston) Moore, b. Oct. 29, 1868, Neenah, Wis. Mr. Thurber is a 
farmer; resides in Ellsworth, Wis. 

Children, born in Ellsworth, except the fifth one born in Trimbelle, Wis.: 
Edith Jane ^^ Thurber, b. Sept. 19, 1887; m. James A. Raphael. 
Nina May Thurber, b. Feb. 21, 1889; d. Feb. 13, 1892, Ellsworth. 
Amy Rowena Thurber, b. Oct. 17, 1891. 
Emma Sarah Thurber, b. Mav 26, 1893. 
Harold Moore Thurber, b. April 4, 1895. 
Maurice William Thurber, b. Nov. 14, 1897. 
N. C. Thurber, b. Oct. 19, 1900. 
Ella Pearl Thurber, b. Oct. 15, 1903. 
Erval Merritt Thurber, b. May 13, 1906. 

Dexter Berl Thurber, b. June 25, 1908; d. Feb. 23, 1909, Ellsworth. 
Verne Ellwin Thurber, b. Aug. 6, 1910. 

418 Albert A."* Thurber, (Edward Hiram ^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Feb. 12, 1848, near Montello, Wis.; m. (about) 1896, to 
Etta Clemins. Mr. Thurber resides in Mankato, Minn. 

Children: 

944 i Helen " Thurber, b. June 15, 1906, Waterville, Minn. 

945 ii Fred Thurber, b. April 5, 1909, Mankato. 

419 Matilda Abigail i" Thurber, (Edward Hiram ^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, 
Ivucy^ Chaffee, Comfort, " etc.) b. May 14, 1860, near Montello, Wis.; d. March 17, 
1893, Cordova, Minn.; m. to Royal Norman^ Kendall, (Aaron* Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Nov. 2, 1853, in Wisconsin. (See No. 157.) Mr. Ken- 
dall is a farmer; resides in Cordova, Minn.; address, Le Sueur Center, Minn. 

Children, born in Cordova: 

+946 i Addie May" Kendall, b. Aug. 30, 1877; m. Robert McMillen. 

+947 ii Aaron James Kendall, b. October, 1881; m. Jennie Wertz. 

+948 iii Lydia Victoria Kendall, b. Jan. 25, 1888; m. Eddie Jay Westgate. 

420 Jay Dudley'" Thurber, (Edward Hiram « Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy 7 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Oct. 19, 1862, near Montello, Wis.; m. Feb. 23, 1910, in 
Mankato, Minn., by W^illiam F. Hughes, judge of probate, to Bertha Leona 
Neubert, dau. of Joseph and Mary Margaret Neubert, b. June 21, 1891, Mankato, 
Minn. Mr. Thurber is a day laborer, and in January, 1911, resided in W^aterville, 
Minn. 

421 Chauncey M.'" Thurber, (Edward Hiram ^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy ' 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Oct. 20, 1865, near Montello, Wis.; d. May 27, 1901, 
Waterville, Minn.; m. to Anna L. Hanks. Mr. Thurber was a cabinet maker; 
resided in Waterville, Minn. 

Children, born in Waterville: 

949 i Earl" Thurber, b. March 11, 1896. 

950 ii Helen Thurber, b. June 14, 1898. 

423 Lucy Anna 1" Thurber, (Edward Hiram ^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Dec. 10, 1869, Montello, Wis.; m. Sept. 26, 1886, in 
Cordova, Minn. , by Newton Brown, notary public, to Jacob Oris Repp, son of David 
Oris and Barbara Ann (Paul) Repp, b. Sept. 21, 1866, Rowan, Ind. Mr. Repp is a 
farmer, and is also engaged in stock raising; resides in Clear Lake, Wis.; address, 
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Children, the first three born in Cordova, Minn., the youngest one in Reeve, 
Wis.: 

951 i Ivilly May" Repp, b. March 12, 1887. 

952 ii Roy Ivee Repp, b. Dec. 23, 1888. 

953 iii Austin Chauncy Repp, b. Oct. 5, 1892. 

954 iv Harry Oris Repp, b. Oct. 6, 1900. 

The oldest three of these children were students in I^eander Clark College, 
Toledo, Iowa, in 1911. 

424 Emma Jane^" Thurber, (Edward Hiram ^ Thurber, I^ucy^ Kendall, Lucy^ 
ChafJee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 19, 1872, near Montello, Wis.; m. Dec. 24, 1891, in 
Le Sueur Center, Minn., by L/. J. Keglie, to Jacob Wagoner Hanks, son of 
Franklin Benjamin and Catherine (Gish) Hanks, b. Aug. 15, 1871, Waterville, 
Minn. Mr. Hanks is a miller; resides in Sorum, S. D. 

Children, born in Waterville, Minn.: 

955 i Gracie Helen" Hanks, b. May 28, 1893. 

956 ii I^uchea Mae Hanks, b. Aug. 24, 1898. 

426 Orrin Jay i" Hall, (Olive » Thurber, Lucy^ Kendall, Ducy ^ Chaffee, Com- 
fort," etc.) b. July 16, 1854, Buffalo, Wis.; m. Nov. 19, 1877, in Ellsworth, Wis., by 
C. P. Dunbar, justice of the peace, to Mary Anna Maether, dau. of John and Julia 
(Rupert) Maether, b. May 24, 1862, in Illinois, d. June 24, 1908, Waterville, Minn. 
Mr. Hall is a farmer; resides near Waterville, Minn. 

Children, born near Kilkenny, Minn.: 

Henry James " Hall, b. Jan. 16, 1879; Unm. 

Ada Mattie Hall, b. March 21, 1881; m. Willard R. Grant. 

Bernie Chauncey Hall, b. May 1, 1884; m. Rhoda Daniel. 

Ida Pearl Hall, b. April 20, 1887; m. John W. Peach. 

Ivillie May Hall, b. March 9, 1895. 

Jessie Elizabeth Hall, b. Aug. 4, 1897. 

437 Mary Jane^° Ford, (lyucy Chaffee^ Thurber, Lucy ^ Kendall, l/ucy '^ 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 5, 1861, Westford, Wis.; d. Sept. 13, 1903, Menahga, 
Minn.; m. March 12, 1882, in Portage, Wis., by the Rev. W. M. Wells, to Bernard 
Knobloch, b. April 4, 1861, Milwaukee, Wis. Mr. Knobloch is a retired farmer; 
resides in Park Rapids, Minn. 

Children, the oldest two born in Portage, Wis., the next four in Bradgate, Iowa, 

and the youngest one in Menahga, Minn.: 

Bertha May Knobloch, b. July 5, 1883; m. A. E. W. Burns. 

Lucy Orab'el Knobloch, b. Feb. 26, 1885. 

Grace Gertrude Knobloch, b. July 1, 1889. 

Harvey Daniel Knobloch, b. April 24, 1894. 

Major Chauncey Knobloch, b. Feb. 15, 1897. 

Percy Francis Knobloch, b. Jan. 17, 1899. 

Lenora Amy Knobloch, b. June 17, 1901. 

439 Earl Eugene^" Ford, (Luc}- Chaffee^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy' 
Chaffee, Comfort,« etc.) b. Sept. 10, 1872, Trenton, Wis.; m. March 29, 1898, in 
Portage, Wis., by the Rev. Ja:ues Bane, to Martha Hutchinson, dau. of Ezra and 
Lucy (Steavens) Hutchinson, b. in 1862, Poynette, Wis. Mr. Ford is a farmer; 
resides in Menahga, Minn.; address, R. F. D. No. 2. 

Children: 

970 i Lucy Florence " Ford, b. May 10, 1899; d. July 29, 1899. 

971 ii Velma Myrtle Ford, b. Aug. 24, 1903. 

440 Adeiia ^"^ Thurber, (Alonzo^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucj' ' Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Sept. 19, 1869, Portage, Wis.; m. March 15, 1894, Portage City, 



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Wis., by the Rev. H. J. Finch, to Herbert Eugene Ford, son of Silas and Ann 
(Mason) Ford, b. Oct. 18, 1869, Fort Winnebago, Wis. Mr. Ford is a farmer; 
resides near Portage, Wis. ; address, R. F. D. No. 1. 

Children, the oldest one born in Marcellon, Wis., the others in Fort Winnebago: 

972 i Eva Myrtle " Ford, b. April 12, 1895. 

973 ii Charles Walter Ford, b. March 15, 1899. 

974 iii Hazel Irene Ford, b. Dec. 4, 1904. 

975 iv Harry Eugene Ford, b. March 26, 1907. 

441 Lucy Ann^" Thurber, (Alonzo^ Thurber, Ivucy * Kendall, L/Ucy^ Chaffee, 
Comfort,«etc.) b. Sept. 4, 1875, Portage, Wis.; m. Jan. 8, 1894, in Reedsburg, Wis., 
by William Miles, justice of the peace, to Anson Priest, son of Kindred and Hannah 
(Moore) Priest, b. Aug. 7, 1859, Reedsburg. Mr. Priest is a laborer; resides in 
Reedsburg. 

Children, born in Reedsburg: 

Eva Belle ^i Priest, b. Oct. 7, 1894. 
Howard Anson Priest, b. Aug. 24, 1896. 
Edward Priest, b. Sept. 19, 1900. 
Kindred Ruben Priest, b. Jan. 10, 1904. 
Raj'mond Alonzo Priest, b. Dec. 3, 1907. 

444 Frances Rebecca ^'^ Thurber, (Alonzo^ Thurber, l/ucy* Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. March 23, 1883, I^a Valle, Wis.; m. May 23, 1901, in 
Reedsburg, Wis.; by the Rev. H. B. Coleman, to George Alford Shaw, son of Menzo 
Shaw, of Reedsbxirg, b. April 22, 1872, Bare Creek, Wis. Mr. Shaw is a laborer; 
resides in Reedsburg, Wis. 

447 Lucy Belle i" Thurber, (George ^ Thurber, Lucy** Kendall, I^ucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Nov. 27, 1875, Portage, Wis.; m. Nov. 18, 1896, in Packwaukee, 
Wis., by the Rev. Charles A. Adams, to George Irving Atkinson, son of John and 
Martha (Smith) Atkinson, b. Sept. 15, 1875, Buffalo, Wis. Mr. Atkinson is a 
farmer; resides in Packwaukee, Wis. 

Children, born in Buffalo, Wis.: 

George Irving" Atkinson, b. Sept. 5, 1897. 
John Mason Atkinson, b. June 9, 1899. 
Chester Leroy Atkinson, b. July 24, 1901. 
Byron Edward Atkinson, b. March 11, 1904. 
Bernice Lenore Atkinson, b. Feb. 24, 1906. 
Arden Leonard Atkinson, b. Sept. 11, 1907. 

448 Charles Elmer '° Thurber, (George^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy" 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. April 21, 1877, Portage, Wis.; m. March 29, 1899, in 
Moundville, Wis., by Hiram W. Bushnell, to Minnie Sawyer, dau. of Noah and 
Louisa (Carson) Saw5'er, b. Sept. 20, 1879, Dekora, Wis. Mr. Thurber is a farmer; 
resides in Endeavor, Wis. 

Children: 

987 i Lela'i Thurber, b. Feb. 21, 1900, Fort Winnebago, Wis. 

988 ii Irwin Arnold Thurber, b. June 5, 1901, Pardeeville, Wis.; d. Nov. 1, 

1901, Pardeeville. 

989 iii Mildred Thurber, b. Oct. 8, 1909, Moundville, Wis. 

454 Olive Emsna"' Kendall, (Philo Chamberlain ^ Kendall, Seth* Kendall, Jr., 
Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort.s etc.) b. July 16, 1859, Franldin, Vt.; m. (1) Feb. 1, 1882, 
in Nashua, N. H., by the Rev. J. A. Johnston, to Robert Davis, son of Abner and 
Melita Davis, b. June 26, 1859, Enosburg, Vt., d. Sept. 5, 1885, Clinton, Mass.; (2) 
April 14, 1891, in Lynn, Mass., by the Rev. Francis T. Hazlewood, to Ernest Kent 
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Mass. Mr. Shattuck is a carpenter, and is a foreman in the furniture factory of the 
Sweat-Comings Co.; resides in Richford, Vt. 

Children: 

990 i Helen Margaret ^i Shattuck, b. Aug. 11, 1892, East Berkshire, Vt. 

991 ii Grace Kendall Shattuck, b. April 30, 1897, Richford, Vt. 

455 Byron Carmi "' Kendall, (Philo Chamberlain « Kendall, Seth » Kendall, Jr. , 
Ivucy ' Kendall, Comfort, « etc.) b. Jan. 1, 1862, Franklin, Vt.; m. (1) to Ivydia Burt; 
(2) Dec. 19, 1896, in Berkshire, Vt., by the Rev. Mr. Anderson, to Cora May Burt, 
dau. of Azro and Sybil (Stanley) Burt, b. July 4, 1870, Berkshire. Mr. Kendall is a 
farmer; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. No children liave been born to Mr. Kendall 
by either marriage. 

456 Alma Mayi" Kendall, (Philo Chamberlain » Kendall, Seth^ Kendall, Jr., 
Ivucy' Chaffee, Comfort, "^ etc.) b. Jan. 5, 1867, East Berkshire, Vt.; m. Aug. 17, 
1886, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. H. W. Worthen, to Merton J. Lynch, son of 
Merton and Bridget (Sullivan) I/ynch, b. July 16, 1865, Swanton, Vt., killed while 
working under a freight train at Hartland, Vt., Dec. 15, 1910. Mr. Ivvnch was 
assistant roadmaster of the northern division of the Central Vermont railway at the 
time of his death, and resided in Montpelier, Vt., but had formerly lived in Richford 
and St. Albans, Vt. Mrs. L/ynch and daughter now reside in East Berkshire. 

Child, born in Richford: 

992 i Anna May " Ivynch, b. Feb. 8, 1893. 

457 Amherst Willoughby i" Kendall, (Philo Chamberlain ^ Kendall, Seth* 
Kendall, Jr., Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort, ^ etc.) b. Jan. 16, 1871, East Berkshire, Vt.; 
d. May 19, 1906, Woodstock, Vt.; m. Oct. 25, 1894, in East Farnham, Que., by the 
Rev. W. A. Hanna, to Eva May Goddard, dau. of Reuben and Leonora (Kathan) 
Goddard, b. Nov. 16, 1871, East Farnham. Mr. Kendall was an agent of the 
American Express Co., at Woodstock, Vt. Mrs. Kendall and daughter now reside 
in Richford, Vt. 

Child, born in Woodstock: 

993 Eva Goddard " Kendall, b. Jan. 16, 1898. 

458 Hobart Marsh 1° Kendall, (Philo Chamberlain ^ Kendall, Seth* Kendall, 
Jr., Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort, ^ etc.) b. Jan. 17, 1874, East Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 12, 
1898, in Berkshire, by the Rev. A. W. Anderson, to Erma Woodworth '" Comings, 
(Dora Nancy ^ Wood worth, Lucy Stowe* Chaffee, John,' Comfort," etc.) b. Sept. 28, 
1878, Berkshire. (See No. 673.) Mr. Kendall is the local agent for the American 
Express Co.; resides in Richford, Vt. 

459 Francis Eugene i° Eldred, (Gratia Weld ^ Kendall, Seth » Kendall, Jr., 
Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Sept. 5, 1862, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. April 17, 
1882, in Plattsburg, N. Y., to Lillian Medora Aller, dau. of Edson H. and Eugenia 
A. (Merchant) Aller, b. Dec. 23, 1861, Centreville, N. Y. Mr. Eldred is a travehng 
salesman; resides at the corner of North Union and Grant Sts., Burlington, Vt. 

Children, born in Enosburg Falls: 

994 i Gratia Eugenia" Eldred, b. June 12, 1886; d. Jan. 7, 1894, Enosburg Falls. 

995 ii Maud Agnes Eldred, b. Oct. 21, 1888; is a dressmaker; resides at the 

corner of North Union and Grant Sts., Burlington. 

462 Mary Lois "' Fish, (Elizabeth Colton » Kendall, Seth* Kendall, Jr., Lucy" 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. July 6, 1865, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Aug. 1, 1885, in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt., by the Rev. Charles W. Sweat, to Edmund Knight Barnes, of Bakers- 
field, Vt., son of Merritt and Mary (Page) Barnes, b. Aug. 15, 1861, Bakersfield, 



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Mr. Barnes is employed as foreman by the United Drug Co., of Boston; resides at 
No. 177 Lexington Ave., West Somerville, Mass. 

Children: 

996 i Max Fish " Barnes, b. June 10, 1892, Enosburg Falls. 

997 ii Grace Mary Barnes, b. Feb. 6, 1899, Tiverton, R. I. 

464 Abbie Anna i" Fish, (Elizabeth Colton^ Kendall, Seth^ Kendall, Jr., 
Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, ^ etc.) b. April 17, 1872, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Sept. 28, 1892, in 
Enosburg Falls, Vt., by the Rev. L. O. Sherburne, to Horace Stewart Springer, son 
of Jacob M. and Elizabeth M. (Stewart) Springer, b. June 11, 1872, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Mr. Springer is employed as traveling salesman for the Norwich (N. Y.) 
Pharmacal Co.; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children: 

998 i Lucile Elizabeth" Springer, b. Dec. 20, 1894, Medford, Mass. 

999 ii Marion Lois Springer, b. Sept. 23, 1896, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

1000 iii Horace Stewart Springer, Jr., b. June 5, 1906, Norwich, N. Y. 

466 Grace Belle ^^ Fish, (Elizabeth Colton » Kendall, Seth « Kendall, Jr. , Lucy ' 
Chaflfee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. Aug. 14, 1879, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Aug. 30, 1905, in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt.; by the Rev. G. W. Hunt, to Charles Gorden Abell, a physician, son of 
Charles and Belle (Fairbanks) Abell, b. Jan. 9, 1877, Enosburg, Vt. Doctor Abell 
is a practicing physician in Enosburg Falls. 

Children, born in Enosburg Falls: 

1001 i Eleanor Grace" Abell, b. Jan. 9, 1907. 

1002 ii Elizabeth Isabelle Abell, b. June 18, 1909. 

468 Emell Chandler ^o Kendall, (Milo Lewis » Kendall, Seth* Kendall, Jr., 
Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. July 23, 1873, Franklin, Vt.; m. Aug. 2, 1894, in 
Burlington, Vt.; by the Rev. George Y. Bliss, to Lena Fassett Isham, dau. of Daniel 
and Mary Jane (Chadwick) Isham. Mr. Kendall is a farmer; resides in the south- 
eastern part of Franklin, on the Hammond homestead where his father lived the 
larger part of his life; address, R. F. D. No. 3, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Child, born in Franklin: 

1003 i Helen Mildred" Kendall, b. July 17, 1895; d. March 16, 1898, Franklin. 

469 Clyda Euleon'" Kendall, (Milo Lewis ^ Kendall, Seth^ Kendall, Jr., Lucy' 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. April 19, 1880, Franklin, Vt.; m. June 5, 1908, by the 
Rev. William Anderson, to Gustave Lindbladh, b. in Sweden. She graduated from 
the Emerson College of Oratory, Boston, in 1904, and taught elocution and dramatic 
art there afterward. Mr. Lindbladh carries on the business of importer and manu- 
facturing stationer; resides at No. 1929 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. 

Child: 

1004 i Ruth" Lindbladh, b. June 5, 1910. 

470 Bulah Elizabeth'" Kendall, (Milo Lewis ^ Kendall, Seth « Kendall, Jr., 
Lucy 'Chaffee, Comfort, ^ etc.) b. June 9, 1885, Franklin, Vt.; m. July 6, 1904, in 
Roxbury, Mass., to William Donald Morrison, b. in 1880, in Prince Edward Island. 
Mr. Morrison is a wholesale dealer in meats in Boston, Mass.; resides at No. 86 
Yarmouth St., Boston. 

Children: 

1005 i Milo Kendall" Morrison, b. Jan. 4, 1906, Roxbury, Mass. 

1006 ii Wilma Christeue Morrison, b. Feb. 9, 1908, Melrose, Mass. 

1007 iii Marjorie Evelyn Morrison, b. Feb. 7, 1910, Melrose, Mass. 

471 Hibbard Charles'" Kendall, (Alanson Ambrose ^ Kendall, Seth » Kendall, 
Jr., Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 30, 1870, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. (1) 



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Oct. 5, 1892, in Enosburg Falls, by the Rev. Edward S. Stone, to Emma L/Ucy 
Gilbert, dau. of Nathan Allen and Hattie (Ward) Gilbert, b. March 13, 1870, Fair- 
field, Vt., d. Nov. 12, 1897, Sheldon, Vt.; (2) Nov. 5, 1898, in West Berkshire, Vt., 
by the Rev. W. P. Stanley, to Grace Helen •" Chaffee, (Cortes Sobeski,^ Samuel 
Ivutlier,** Reuben," Comfort,* etc.) and (P'rances Helen, ^ Nathaniel,^ Warren,^ Com- 
fort, « etc.) b. March 11, 1877, Berkshire. (See No. 338.) Mr. Kendall is a telegraph 
operator in the South Station, Boston, Mass.; resides at No. 87A Charles St., 
Auburndale, Mass. 

Child, by first wife, born in Sheldon, Vt.: 

1008 i Doris Emma" Kendall, b. Nov. 10, 1897; d. Oct. 19, 1898, Enosburg 

Falls. 

Children, by second wife: 

1009 ii Mai^d Frances Kendall, b. May 31, 1902, Berkshire, Vt. 

1010 iii Carrie Emma Kendall, b. Dec. 28, 1904, PIolHston, Mass. 

472 Stella Frances i" Kendall, (Alanson Ambrose ^ Kendall, Seth « Kendall, 
Jr., Ivucy ^ ChaflFee, Comfort, « etc.) b. June 12, 1875, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. March 
23, 1898, by the Rev. A. W. C. Anderson, to William Borland Noble, son of Jeremiah 
Borland and Mary Anna (Peoples) Noble, b. Aug. 20, 1874, Kingsey Falls, Que. 
Mr. Noble is the manager of a shoe store; resides at No. 832 Arlington Ave., Oak- 
land, Cal. 

Children: 

1011 i Kendall Alanson " Noble, b. Feb. 15, 1899. 

1012 ii Mary Thelma Noble, b. April 1, 1901. 

473 Aura"' Kendall, (Alanson Ambrose ^ Kendall, Seth^ Kendall, Jr., Ivucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. April 14, 1880, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. Sept. 14, 1904, in 
Eno.sburg Falls, by the Rev. W. J. M. Beattie, to Arthur P. Stratton, a jeweler, son 
of Charles H. and Emma (Paul) Stratton, b. about 1882, Berkshire, Vt. 

475 Seth Hammond'" Kendall, (Burney James ^ Kendall, Setli* Kendall, Jr., 
Lucy ^ Chaflfee, Comfort, ^ etc.) b. March 27, 1877, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. Dec. 24, 
1903, in Chicago, 111., by the Rev. Dr. Black, D. D., IvL. D., to Ida Rachel Morgan, 
dau. of Joseph Gallup and Joanna Stephens (Walker) Morgan, b. Dec. 25, 1881, 
Hartland, Vt. Mr. Kendall is now (1911) homesteading on a wheat farm in Gerow- 
ville, Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Children: 

1013 i Gratia Vashti " Kendall, b. Oct. 14, 1904, Racine, Wis. 

1014 ii Joseph Morgan Kendall, b. Jan. 2, 1909, Chicago, 111. 

477 Emma Marion '" Kendall, (Henry Delos^ Kendall, Seth* Kendall, Jr., 
Ivucy^ Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 22, 1869, Sheldon, Vt.; m. June 21, 1894, in 
St. Albans, Vt., by the Rev. Charles McGlaufiin, to Willis Elbridge Fuller, son of 
Elbridgeand Emily A. (Burnham) Fuller, b. Aug. 31, 1862, Troy, Vt. Mr. Fuller 
is a deputy collector and inspector in the United States Customs service at East 
Alburg, Vt.; his family resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Enosburg Falls: 

1015 i George Elbridge " Fuller, b. Aug. 24, 1897. '^ 

1016 ii Ira Hunt Fuller, b. Aug. 29, 1901. 

478 Georgia Anna'" Kendall, (Henry Delos^ Kendall, Seth* Kendall, Jr., 
Lucy^ Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. July 31, 1871, Fairfax, Vt.; m. Oct. 7, 1906, in 
Enosburg Falls, Vt., by the Rev. F. E. White, to Charles Lewis Wentworth, son of 
Charles Harrison and Addie R. (Tibbetts) Wentworth, b. in 1873. Mr. Wentworth 
is the proprietor of a steam laundry; resides in Rochester, N. H. 



98 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

480 Ira Hunt '^ Kendall, (Henry Delos^ Kendall, Seth^ Kendall, Jr., Lucy^ 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. April 16, 1878, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. July 4, 1898, in 
Enosburg, by the Rev. Preston Barr, to Genevieve Aurora Mears, dau. of J. H. and 
Marion (Crossett) Mears, b. Feb. 2, 1878, Berkshire, Vt. Mr. Kendall is a traveling 
salesman for the Creamery Package Co. of Chicago; resides at No. 4 Missouri Ave. , 
Potsdam, N. Y. 

Children: 

1017 i Marion Deda " Kendall, b. June 11, 1901, Enosburg Falls. 

1018 ii Harold Mears Kendall, b. Aug. 21, 1911, Potsdam. 

481 Bessie Josephine'" Kendall, (Henry Delos^ Kendall, Seth ^ Kendall, Jr., 
lyucy ' Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 13, 1883, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. July 9, 
1892, in Enosburg, by the Rev. George W. Hunt, to Carmi Marsh Armstrong, son of 
Theodore and Ellen (I^each) Armstrong; b. Dec. 27, 1882, Franklin, Vt. Mr. 
Armstrong is a traveling salesman; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Enosburg Falls: 

1019 i Robert Edson " Armstrong, b. April 20, 1903. 

1020 ii Florence Eleanor Armstrong, b. July 5, 1907. 

482 Florence Celia '" Kendall, (Henry Delos^ Kendall, Seth« Kendall, Jr., 
Ivucy^ Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. Nov. 21, 1885, Enosburg Falls, Vt.; m. Nov. 30, 
1904, in Enosburg, by the Rev. W. J. M. Beattie, to Charles William Ivanctot, son 
of John and Selina (Ouillet) Lanctot, b. July 11, 1881, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Mr. 
Lanctot is a clerk; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

483 Cortes Hoburt '"' Burt, (Franklin ^ Burt, Polly » Kendall, Ivucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort,^ etc.) b. Dec. 4, 1858, Sheldon, Vt.; d. April 24, 1907, Waukena, Kan.; 
m. Oct. 22, 1895, in Enosburg, Vt., by the Rev. J. W. Buzzell, to Ettie Bates, dau. 
of Reed and Juliette (Crandall) Bates, b. (about) 1869, Enosburg. Mr. Burt is 
buried in the Main Street cemetery in Enosburg Falls, Vt. No children were born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Burt. 

484 Emma Frances'" Burt, (Franklin ^ Burt, Polly « Kendall, Ducy^ Chaffee, 
Comfort," etc.) b. Jan. 18, 1860, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Nov. 27, 1883, in Enosburg, Vt., 
by the Rev. G. W. H. Clark, to George Francis Morse, son of M. J. and Mary A. 
(Haines) Morse, b. Dec. 9, 1858, Fitchburg, Mass. Mr. Morse is a paper hanger, 
painter and upholsterer; resides in Randolph, Vt. No children have been born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Morse. 

485 Henry Adelbert "' Burt, (Franklin ^ Burt, Polly « Kendall, Ducy^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 31, 1862, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Nov. 28, 1893, in Enosburg, Vt., 
by the Rev. J. W. Buzzell, to Alma Thomas, dau. of Henry and Eliza (Green) 
Thomas, b. Feb. 8, 1871, Montgomery, Vt. Mr. Burt is a laborer; resides in 
Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Enosburg: 

1021 i Thresa Josephine " Burt, b. Aug. 4, 1894. 

1022 ii Orville Stanley Burt, b. Oct. 8, 1896. 

1023 iii Elva Eliza Burt, b. Oct. 2, 1900. 

488 Orville Deforest'" Burt, (Franklin ^ Burt, Polly » Kendall, l/ucy ' Chaffee, 
Comfort,*' etc.) b. Nov. 16, 1865, Sheldon, Vt.; m. May 6, 1890, in Gardner, Mass., 
by the Rev. E. P. King, to Martha Maud Symons, dau. of William and Mary Ann 
(Tierney) Sj'mons, b. April 14, 1866, Sheldon, Vt. Mr. Burt is a farmer; resides in 
West Rindge, N. H. 



TENTH GENERATION. 99 

Children, the oldest one born in Roxborough, Ont., the next five in Gardner, 
Mass., and the last three in West Rindge: 

1024 i George Harrison " Burt, b. April 2, 1891. 

1025 ii Florence Gertrude Burt, b. Dec. 2, 1893; d. Dec. 31, 1894, Gardner. 

1026 iii Harlow Elton Burt, b. Nov. 2, 1895; d. May 10, 1896, Gardner. 

1027 iv Emma Gladys Burt, b. Jan. 1, 1897. 

1028 V Clinton Hevwood Burt, b. March 9, 1898; d. Aug. 10, 1898, Gardner. 

1029 vi Minnie Frances Burt, b. Aug. 16, 1899. 

1030 vii Howard Orville Burt, b. March 6, 1901. 

1031 viii Mary Dorothy Burt, b. Oct. 9, 1906. 

1032 ix Donald Cortis Burt, b. Feb. 22, 1910. 

437 Clayton Hoyt'" Burt, (Franklin'' Burt, Polly ^ Kendall, Lucy' Chaffee, 
Comfort, « etc.) b. Nov. 22, 1867, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Aug. 21, 1900, in Enosburg, by 
the Rev. George W. Burke, to Mary Deaett, dan. of Isaac and Mary (Green) Deaett, 
b. July 4, 1880, Berkshire, Vt. Mr. Burt is a wheelwright; resides in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Enosburg Falls: 

1033 i Earl Chandler" Burt, b. Oct. 15, 1901. 

1034 ii Eleanor Emma Burt, b. Sept. 28, 1902. 

1035 iii Ruth UHis Burt, b. Sept. 29, 1903. 

1036 iv Hovt John Burt, b. Aug. 17, 1907. 

1037 v Ma'rjorie May Burt, b. Dec. 12, 1908. 

488 Victor Franks" Burt, (Franklin » Burt, Polly* Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort,« etc.) b. Jan. 30, 1875, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Nov. 8, 1909, in Enosburg, by 
the Rev. Iv. O. Sherburne, to Frances Ella Billado, dau. of William H. and Jennie 
(Willard) Billado, b. May 24, 1874, Enosburg. Mr. Burt is a clerk in the store of 
W. H. Billado; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

490 John Oscar 1" Burt, (Arnold ^ Burt, Jr., Polly » Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. July 9, 1860, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Sept. 9, 1884, in Sheldon, Vt., by 
the Rev. S. C. Vail, to Bell Roland, dau. of William Roland, Sr., and Sophronia 
(Tracy) Roland, b. March 12, 1860, Enosburg, Vt. Mr. Burt is a ranchman; resides 
in Wilson, Kan. 

Children, born in Highland township, Kan.: 

1038 i Seth Arnold" Burt, b. Nov. 13, 1886, d. Nov. 20, 1886. 

1039 ii Matty Susan Burt, b. March 26, 1888. 

1040 iii Blanche Brittany Burt, b. July 27, 1890. 

492 Charles Stephen "' Burt, (Arnold « Burt, Jr. , Polly « Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Sept. 21, 1876, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Oct. 5, 1910, in Columbus, Ohio, 
by the Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden, to Florence Louise Bull, dau. of Edward John 
and Laura (Phares) Bull, of Detroit, Mich., b. March 27, 1886, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Mr. Burt is a dentist at No. 1260 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Doctor and Mrs. 
Bvirt reside at No. 433 West Eighth Ave., Columbus. 

493 Linnie Ellen i" Burt, (Arnold^ Burt, Jr., Polly » Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, 
Comfort, « etc.) b. Sept. 20, 1878, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Oct. 2, 1909, in East Berkshire, 
by the Rev. C. J. Peterson, to Charles Sumner Forsythe, son of Asa Merrill and 
Sarah (Ladd) Forsjthe, b. Oct. 27, 1862. Mr. Forsythe is employed in the feed 
store of W. V. Phelps; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

494 Ruby Arnold I'J Burt, (Arnold ^ Burt, Jr., Polly* Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Oct. 28, 1885, Sheldon, Vt., m. Oct. 28, 1908, in Enosburg 
Falls, Vt., by the Rev. A. P. Davis, to J. Max Hogaboom, son of George and Hannah 
(Tarble) Hogaboom, b. July 18, 1888, Montgomery, Vt. Mr. Hogaboom is a 
farmer; resides in Sheldon; address, R. F. D. No. 3, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 



100 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Child, born in Sheldon: 

1041 i Wyman George" Hogaboom, b. June 8, 1911. 

495 Josephus S.'" Burt, (Seth Kendall » Burt, Polly » Kendall, Lucy' Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Sept. 8, 1869, Bakersfield, Vt.; m. Oct. 14, 1893, in Richford, Vt., 
by the Rev. J. H. Wallace, to Eunice M. Parker, dau. of Worcester R. and Emma F. 
(Chase) Parker, b. Sept. 30, 1871, Bakersfield, Vt.; d. May 15, 1910, Roxbury, Mass. 
Mr. Burt is a contractor and builder; resides at No. 225 Walnut St., Springfield, Mass. 

Children, born in Enosburg, Vt. : 

1042 i Emma Florence" Burt, b. Nov. 21, 1894. 

1043 ii Seth Parker Burt, b. Oct. 9, 1897. 

1044 iii Stanley Boutelle Burt, b. June 22, 1899. 

1045 iv Donald Edward Burt, b. April 25, 1903; d. March 16, 1904, Enosburg. 

497 Lois Polly i» Burt, (Seth Kendall » Burt, Polly « Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, 
Comfort, 8 etc.) b. Oct. 7, 1875, Sheldon, Vt.; m. June 19, 1901, in Sheldon, by the 
Rev. L. O. Sherburne, to Edward Reed Searles, a jeweler, son of Reed and Ruth 
(Shufelt) Searles, b. Oct. 8, 1876, Berkshire, Vt. Mrs. Searles is now living in 
Sheldon, near Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

503 Jay Stephen 1" Ball, (Mary » Chadbourn, Anna « Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. May 17, 1879, North Ferrisburg, Vt.; m. June 30, 1909, in New 
Denmark, Wis., by the Rev. Mr. Lund, to Katharine Christine Rasmussen, dau. of 
N. Peter and Carrie (Petersen) Rasmussen, b. March 4, 1886, New Denmark. Mr. 
Ball is a farmer; resides in North Ferrisburg, Vt. ; address, R. F. D. No. 1. 

Child, born in North Ferrisburg: 

1046 i Florence Anna" Ball, b. June 27, 1910. 

506 Edward Ellsworth i" Kendall, (Seth Allen ^ Kendall, Aaron ^ Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Nov. 26, 1864, Lowell Woods, Wis.; m. Sept. 2, 1892, in 
Redwood Falls, Minn., by Fred Smith, justice of the peace, to Louisa Jane Clemens, 
dau. of James and Emma (Latimore) Clemens, b. April 1, 1866, Waverly, Iowa. 
Mr. Kendall is engaged in cement work; resides at No. 1229 Hubbard St., St. Paul, 
Minn. 

liildre 

i Jessie Allen" Kendall, b. Aug. 16, 1893. Waseca, Minn. 
Rav Ellsworth Kendall, b. Dec. 25, 1895, Cordova, Minn. 
Mary Elizabeth Kendall, b. April 19, 1896, Cordova. 
Clarence Kendall, b. Sept. 18, 1898, Waterville, Minn. 
Blanche Luella Kendall, b. Nov. 22, 1900, Mankato, Minn. 
Bernice Kendall, b. Sept. 18, 1902, Sanborn, Minn.; d. Sept. 17, 1904, 

Waterville. 
Maurice Belle Kendall, b. Jvme 16, 1905, Chaska, Minn. 
Edward Kendall, b. June 6, 1906, Chaska. 

507 Annie Lorinda i" Kendall, (Seth Allen ^ Kendall, Aaron ^ Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort,** etc. ) b. May 16, 1869, Cordova, Minn.; m. in Sioux City, Iowa, to 
Lewis Sharp, from whom she was afterwards divorced. The present address of Mrs. 
Sharp is unknown as her relatives have not heard from her for four years. 

Child, born in Mankato, Minn.: 
1055 i Arthur Chester " Sharp, b. Dec. 9, 1888; was brought up by his grand- 
father, Seth Allen Kendall, with whom he now resides in Madison 
Lake, Minn. 

508 Mary Catharine '" Kendall, (Seth Allen ^ Kendall, Aaron » Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort,*^ etc.) b. June 22, 1872, Cordova, Minn.; m. (about) 1893, in 
Mankato, Minn. , or Sioux City, Iowa, to Harry Grant Roberts. Mr. Roberts is a 
dealer in coal and wood; resides at No. 336 Reed St., Milwaukee, Wis. 



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TENTH GENERATION. 101 

Children: 

1056 i Lettie Leonia '' Roberts, b. Aug. 30, 1894. 

1057 ii Razel Blanche Roberts, a tv.in, b. Aug. 3, 1906; d. at the age of six weeks. 
105S iii Harry Grant Roberts, Jr., a twin, b. Aug. 3, 1906. 

509 Hattie Nora"' Kendall, a twin, (Seth Allen " Kendall, Aaron* Kendall, 
Ivucy ■ Chaffee, Comfort,« etc.) b. Nov. 17, 1879, ChehaUs, Minn.; m. April 16, 1900, 
in Lake Crystal, Minn., by the Rev. George Bradford, to Stephen Van Ness, son of 
Moses and Sarah Jane (Noel) Van Ness, b. March 22, 1869, L/yons, Iowa. Mr. Van 
Ness is a laborer; resides at No. 540 Forest St., St. Paul, Minn. 

Children: 

1059 i Leona Merrill ^^ Van Ness, b. Feb. 20, 1901, Madelica, Minn. 

1060 ii Violet Van Ness, b. Sept. 17, 1902, Waterville, Minn. 

1061 iii Goldie Van Ness, b. May 28, 1904, Waterville. 

1062 iv Gracie Van Ness, b. June 26, 1906, Mankato, Minn. 

1063 V Stephen Van Ness, b. April 8, 1908, Mankato; d. Aug. 14, 1909, St. Paul. 

510 Nettie Cora^" Kendall, a twin, (Seth Allen ^ Kendall, Aaron '^ Kendall, 
Lucy 'Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Nov. 17, 1879, Chehalis, Minn.; m. Feb. 10, 1903, 
in Blooming Grove, Minn., by the Rev. Jacob Hoffman, to Knute J. Wicker, son of 
Jorgen I. and Carrie (Veek) Wicker, b. Aug. 6, 1872, Lake Mills, Iowa. Mr. 
Wicker is a baker; resides at No. 237 Seventeenth St., San Diego, Cal. 

Children: 

1064 i Mildred Mae" Wicker, b. Dec. 18, 1903, Mankato, Minn. 

1065 ii Ivan WilHam Wicker, b. March 15, 1906, Albert Lea, Minn. 

512 Bertha Elzina "' Kendall, (Seth Allen ^ Kendall, Aaron* Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. June 15, 1884, Chehalis, Minn.; m. Sept. 10, 1901, in 
Mankato, Minn., by William F. Hughes, judge of probate, to William Henry Oney, 
son of William and Joicy (Campbell) Oney, b. Nov. 30, 1877, Greenland, Minn. 
Mr. Oney is a carpenter; resides in Madison Lake, Minn. 

Children: 

1066 i Beatrice Antoinette" Oney, b. Dec. 29, 1902, Waterville, Minn. 

1067 ii Loinel Royce Oney, b. July 12, 1905, Waterville. 

1068 iii Evalyn Kendall Oney, b. May 26, 1909, Morristown, Minu. 

513 Norman Charley^" Kendall, (INIerril Spalding ^ Kendall, Aaron « Kendall, 
Lucy 'Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 5, 1873, Cordova, Minn.; m. Nov. 4, 1895, in 
Brainerd, Minn., by L. S. Alderman, to Etta Belle Collins, dau. of James Albert and 
Sarah Marie (Hunt) Collins, b. Aug. 30, 1877, Mason Cit>', Iowa. Mr. Kendall is a 
lumberman; resides in Motley, Minn. 

Children: 

1069 i Ernest Arnold 11 Kendall, b. Aug. 8, 1896, Motlev, 

1070 ii Earl Kendall, b. June 20, 1898, Motley; d. Sept. 2, 1899. 

1071 iii Cecil Wainright Kendall, b. May 20, 1902, Staples, Minn. 

1072 iv Harold Chester Kendall, b. July S, 1911, Motley. 

514 Carrie May i" Kendall, (Merril Spalding ^ Kendall, Aaron « Kendall, Lucy ' 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. July 31, 1875. Cordova, Minn.; d. Jan. 20, 1905, Seattle, 
Wash.; m. Nov. 7, 189 — , in Minneapolis, Minn., to Warnon Marton. The present 
residence of Mr. Marton is unknown. No further record of this family could be 
secured in season for publication here. 

Children: 

1073 i Charlev Norman " Marton, b. June 5, 1895, Motley, Minn. 

1074 ii Pansy Victoria T^Iarton, b. June 22, 1897, Pine River, Minn. 

1075 iii Child, name and birth record not learned. 

1076 iv Child, name and birtli record not learned. 



102 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

515 Jennie Lue Ella"' Kendall, (Merril Spalding ^ Kendall, Aaron* Kendall, 
Ivucy ' Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. June 17, 1877, Cordova, Minn.; m. June 6, 1898, in 
Brainerd, Minn., bj' the Rev. George McKay, to George Mellon, son of George and 
Jennie (McCaskie) Mellon, b. April 30, 1870, in Ireland. Mr. Mellon is a section 
foreman; resides in Hackensack, Minn. 

Children, born in Hackensack: 

1077 i Jennie Pearl" Mellon, b. May 2, 1899. 

1078 ii Ruth May I^avencha Mellon, b. March 2, 1901. 

1079 iii Georgie Sylvester Mellon, b. June 6, 1903. 

1080 iv Maire Lenora Mellon, b. Aug. 10, 1906. 

1081 V William Henry Mellon, b. Oct. 9, 1907. 

516 Lenora Ellen "J Kendall, (Merril Spalding » Kendall, Aaron » Kendall, 
Ivucy" Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. March 9, 1879, Kilkenny, Minn.; m. July 4, 1899, 
in Cordova, Minn., by the Rev. O. D. Koontz, to Albert Henry Gloss, son of John 
and Christina (Geflfers) Gloss, b. May 20, 1873, Cordova, Minn. Mr. Gloss is 
employed as a section laborer; resides in Big Falls, Minn. 

517 William Sanford "' Kendall, (Merril Spalding ^ Kendall, Aaron » Kendall, 
IvUcy" Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. March 5, 1881, Kilkenny, Minn.; m. Feb. 21, 1911, 
in Walker, Minn., by Arthur A. Oliver, to Bessie Nettie Banister, dau. of Eugene 
Harvej- and Annis Accellia (Bullis) Banister, b. Sept. 30, 1892, Edgewood, Iowa. 
Mr. Kendall is a farmer; resides in Crosby, N. D. 

525 Byron Samuel '" Hicks, (John Wellington ^ Hicks, Phoebe * Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. Nov. 6, 1869, Waterdown, Ont.; m. Nov. 28, 1894, in 
Burlington, Ont., by the Rev. R. J. Elliott, to Ida Jane McMillan, dau. of Alexander 
and Charlotte (Campbell) McMillan, b. May 29, 1869, Burlington, Ont. Mr. Hicks 
is a jeweler; resides in Burlington, Ont. 

Children, born in Burlington: 

1082 i Beatrice Mildred " Hicks, b. April 20, 1898. 

1083 ii Olive Irene Hicks, b. March 17, 1903. 

526 Lillian Bell i^' Hicks, (Walter Scott » Hicks, Phcebe * Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Nov. 19, 1865, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. Nov. 1, 1888, in W^est 
Berkshire, by the Rev. W. C. Robinson, to Gordius Elmer Hammond, son of Calvin 
and Gratia A. (Marsh) Hammond, b. May 22, 1868, Franklin, Vt. Mr. Hammond 
is a farmer; resides in East Franklin, Vt. 

Children, the oldest one born in Franklin, the others in Berkshire: 

1084 i Walter Calvin " Hammond, b. March 28, 1891. 

1085 ii Hilton Harlow Hammond, b. July 1, 1894; d. June 7, 1911, Franklin. 

1086 iii Don Carlos Hammond, b. Dec. 8, 1896. 

1087 iv Dorcas Eula Hammond, b. Dec. 4, 1900. 

1088 V Philo Asa Hammond, b. Nov. 14, 1906; d. Aug. 28, 1910, St. Albans, Vt. 

529 Carlos Wellington '" Hicks, (Walter Scott ^ Hicks, Phoebe » Kendall, Lucy ' 
Chaffee, Comfort, « etc.) b. July 26, 1871, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 17, 1891, in 
Milton, Vt., by the Rev. W. C. Robinson, father of the bride, to Nellie Ford 
Robinson, dau. of the Rev. W^illiam Chamberlin and Maria Elisabeth (Eldred) 
Robinson, b. Aug. 29, 1869, Alburg, Vt. Mr. Hicks is a railroad man; resides in 
Newport, Vt. 

Children, born in North Troy, Vt.: 

1089 i Roy Hammond " Hicks, b. Jan. 29, 1893. 

1090 ii Ray William Hicks, b. Feb. 15, 1895; d. Sept. 7, 1895, North Trov. 

1091 iii Guy Sidney Hicks, b. April 5, 1897. 



TENTH GENERATION. 103 

531 Hannibal Gardner"' Noble, (Deforest Clark " Noble, Matilda Silva* 
Kendall, Ivucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, " etc.) b. Aug. 26, 1878, Sheldon, Vt.; m. Oct. 20, 
1908, in Plainfield, Vt., by the Rev. Perrin B. Fisk, to Mrs. Nellie (L,arvarny) 
Clifford, dau. of Daniel and I^aura Yaner (Baker) Ivarvarny, b. April 1, 1883, Chazy, 
N. Y. Mr. Noble is employed in a creamery; resides in Plainfield, Vt. 

533 Laura Mae i" Noble, (Deforest Clark » Noble, Matilda Silva « Kendall, L,ucy ' 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. March 26, 1882, North Troy, Vt.; m. Aug. 2, 1899, in 
Middlesex, Vt., by the Rev. M. H. Ryan, to Elbert Warren Brown, son of Clark H. 
and Melissa (Wheeler) Brown, b. Jan. 2, 1873, Worcester, Vt. Mr. Brown is a 
farmer; resides in East Montpelier, Vt. ; address, R. F. D. No. 1. 

Children: 

1092 i Hazel Belle " Brown, b. Jan. 17, 1901, Worcester. 

1093 ii Harold Elbert Brown, b. Dec. 3, 1902, Plainfield, Vt. 

1094 iii Carroll Clark Brown, b. May 16, 1909, East Montpelier. 

535 Harriet Roaney '« Noble, (Willis Washington ^ Noble, Matilda Silva « Ken- 
dall, Ivucy 7 Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Sept. 11, 1877, Fairfield, Vt.; m. (1) April 11, 
1893, to Frank Bedor, son of Frank and Maggie (Raine) Bedor, of Georgia, Vt., b. 
(about) 1870, in Fairfax, Vt.; (2) Nov. 27, 1897, in Fairfax, by the Rev. Herbert 
Atkinson, to Edgar Alberton Brown, son of Clark H. and Melissa (Wheeler) Brown, 
b. March 9, 1875, Worcester, Vt. Mr. Brown owns a farm in West Braintree, Vt. 
(R. F. D. Roxbury, Vt.); works in a mine at East Granville, Vt. 

Children, by first husband: 

1095 i Grace Emma " Bedor, b. April 23, 1894, Fairfield, Vt. 

1096 ii WilUs Frank Bedor, b. July 11, 1895, Elmore, Vt. 

Children, by second husband, born in Fairfield: 

1097 iii George Washington Brown, b. Feb. 11, 1899. 

1098 iv Harrie Earl Brown, b. May 31, 1904. 

536 Aurilla May ^° Clark, (Mary Anna ^ Noble, Matilda Silva « Kendall, I^ucy ' 
Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. May 3, 1877, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Oct. 24, 1901, in 
Winchendon, Mass., by the Rev. Mr. Jones, to Frank Raymond McClellan, son of 
Royal Albert and Hattie Helen (Blake) McClellan, b. Sept. 1, 1870, Cambridge, Vt. 
Mr. McClellan is a farmer; resides in Randolph, Vt. 

Children, born in Randolph: 

1099 i Marjorie May" McClellan, b. Aug. 22, 1902. 

1100 ii Ruth Clark McClellan, b. July 15, 1906; d. Nov. 19, 1907. 

533 Charles Wilson i" Woodworth, (Jennie vieve ^ Noble, Matilda Silva » 
Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Jan. 6, 1881, Fairfield, Vt.; m. Dec. 23, 
1901, at Shelburne, Vt., by the Rev. D. W. Dayton, to Cora Maud Somers, dau. of 
Warren and Josephine (Burnam) Somers, b. July 5, 1882, Lake Placid, N. Y. Mr. 
Woodworth is a carpenter; resides in West Braintree, Vt.; address, R. F. D. No. 4, 
Roxbury, Vt. 

Children, born in East Braintree, Vt.: 

1101 i Jennie Ilene " Woodworth, b. March 25, 1908. 

1102 ii Helen Marion Woodworth, b. Feb. 12, 1910. 

543 Howard Hilton i° Marsh, (Charles Fremont » Marsh, Aurilla* Kendall, 
Lucy 7 Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Nov. 7, 1884, Fairfax, Vt.; m. Sept. 9, 1907, in 
Melrose, Mass., by the Rev. Ervine Scoville, to Gertrude May Hupper, dau. of 
Charles and Mary (Brown) Hupper, b. May 15, 1881, Martinsville, Me. Mr. Marsh 



104 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

is the owner and proprietor of a cigar and confectionery store; resides at No. 9005 
QuincyAve., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Child, born in Cleveland: 
1103 i Geraldine Elaine ^^ Marsh, b. March 11, 1909. 

(The foregoing was not received until after the record of the family of Charles 
Fremont Marsh (No. 170, page 60) was in print, hence the error in that place as to 
the occupation and residence of Howard H. Marsh. In this connection it may be 
said that Mr. Marsh's brother, Burney Kendall Marsh, is the proprietor of a 
restaurant, and resides at No. 1261 East 89th St., Cleveland, Ohio.) 

544 Hannibal Franklin i" Clark, (Mary » Clark, Anna » Chaffee, Jasper, ^ Comfort,« 
etc.) b. March 14, 1853, Berkshire, Vt.; d. May 3, 1910, Richford, Vt.; m. June 18, 
1879, in St. Albans town, Vt. , by the Rev. George S. Chase, to Charlotte Lenna 
Story, dau. of Asahel Porter and Jane Ellen (Cochran) Story, b. April 10, 1861, in St. 
Albans town. Mr. Clark was for many years a farmer and lived in St. Armand, Que. 
Later he removed to Richford, where he conducted a grocery store for several years, 
and was afterward employed in the furniture factory of the Sweat-Comings Co. 

Children: 
+ 1104 i Ernest Hannibal " Clark, b. March 20, 1881, St. Armand; m. Annie Lee. 
1105 ii Harold Story Clark, b. May 19, 1900, Richford. 

546 Delia Effie i» Booth, (Mary » Clark, Anna » Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort, « etc.) 
b. July 30, 1859, St. Armand, Que.; m. Dec. 3, 1881, in East Franklin, Vt., by the 
Rev. Edwin Prouty, to Maj'nard Charles Gibson, son of Charles Maynard and Abbie 
Jane (Currier) Gibson, b. July 19, 1859, Berkshire, Vt. Mr. Gibson is a farmer; 
resides in Unity, N. H. 

Children, born in Claremont. N. H. : 
+1106 i Glenn Max" Gibson, b. June 1, 1883, m. Melvina V. McKellips. 
1107 ii Ray Robert Gibson, b. May 14, 1885; Unm.; is a farmer; resides in 
Unity, N. H. 
+ 1108 iii Abbie May Gibson, b. Dec. 17, 1888; m. Harvey W. Wright. 

550 Emma Anna ^^ Clark, (Hanson^ Clark, Anna* Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. March 5, 1864, St. Armand, Que.; m. Dec. 24, 1884, in Richford, Vt., by 
the Rev. H. W. Worthen, to Charles Barber, son of Horace and Nancy (Wheeler) 
Barber, and grandson of Capt. Timothy Wheeler, b. June 23, 1854, Sherbrooke, 
Que. Mr. Barber is a farmer; resides on the Clark homestead in St. Armand, Que., 
adjoining the international boundary line between Vermont and Canada; address, 
Richford, Vt. 

Children: 

Nettie Angie " Barber, b. Dec. 13, 1886; St. Armand, Que. 
Gary Clark Barber, b. April 11, 1889, Holland, Vt. 
Charles Hanson Barber, b. Nov. 17, 1891, Holland. 
Ellen Anna Barber, b. Jan. 3, 1896, St. Armand. 
Emma Hattie Barber, b. Oct. 4, 1902, St. Armand. 

551 Angie Evelyn lo Clark, (Hanson » Clark, Anna* Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort, « 
etc.) b. Aug. 10, 1868, St. Armand, Que.; m. Oct. 22, 1895, in Richford, Vt., by the 
Rev. W. G. Scofield, to Aaron lyoomis Beach, son of Charles and Sarah (Jones) 
Beach, b. March 1, 1860, North Ferrisburg, Vt. Mr. Beach is a yard clerk for the 
Central Vermont Railway Co.; resides at No. 9 Welden St., St. Albans, Vt. 

Children, born in St. Albans: 

1114 i Sarah Maranda" Beach, b. Dec. 10, 1898; d. Aug. 31, 1900, St. Albans. 

1115 ii Marion Ivoucinda Beach, b. June 25, 1901. 



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552 Ethelind May ^o Clark, (Hanson ^ Clark, Anna^ Chaffee, Jasper, ^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. Aug. 21, 1871, vSt. Armand, Que.; m. June 15, 1897, in Richford, Vt., by the 
Rev. W. G. Scofield, to Frank Edward Moran, b. Nov. 17, 1875, West Pawlet, Vt. 
Mr. Moran is a provision dealer in Fanueil market, Boston, Mass.; resides at No. 8 
Monument Terrace, West Medford, Mass. 

Children, the oldest three born in Somerville, Mass., the youngest one in West 
Medford: 

1116 i Noble Wellington " Moran, b. Nov. 12, 1900. 

1117 ii Hope Ethel Moran, b. July 28, 1902. 

1118 iii Frank Raymond Moran, b. Feb. 12, 1904. 

1119 iv Gladys Angle Moran, b. Nov. 16, 1908. 

553 Mabel Laura ^^ Clark, (Hanson^ Clark, Anna ^ Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. Sept. 18, 1876, St. Armand, Que.; m. Sept. 22, 1898, in Richford, Vt., by 
the Rev. W. G. Scofield, to George Stewart Conner, son of James C. and Ella A. 
(Chase) Conner, b. July 12, 1878, Richford. (See a chapter on the Towle family in 
the latter part of this book.) Mr. Conner is a truckman; resides in Richford. 

Children, born in Richford: 

1120 i Kenneth Clark" Conner, b. June 22, 1900. 

1121 ii Ella Grace Conner, b. June 25, 1902; d. June 10, 1903, Richford. 

1122 iii James Hanson Conner, b. Feb. 3, 1905. 

1123 iv Unwood Keith Conner, b. July 30, 1908. 

555 Ralph Waldo '" Clark, (Guy » Clark, Jr., Anna^ Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort, ^ 
etc.) b. March 13, 1866, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 16, 1886, in Berkshire, by the Rev. 
Edwin Prouty, to Emma Cynthia I^arabee, dau. of Edson and Susan (Shufelt) 
L/arabee, b. June 3, 1868, Berkshire. Mr. Clark is the mail carrier on R. F. D. No. 
1, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

1124 i Austin Benjamin " Clark, b. Dec. 4, 1893. 

1125 ii Hazel Grace Clark, b. Oct. 8, 1896. 

1126 iii Edson lyarabee Clark, b. Aug. 22, 1898. 

1127 iv Harlow Hull Clark, b. Sept. 29, 1900; d. June 28, 1902, Berkshire. 

556 Ethan Allen •" Clark, (Guy^ Clark, Jr., Anna* Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort, ^ 
etc.) b. July 16, 1869, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Dec. 3, 1894, in Providence, R. I., by the 
Rev. Richard Eddy, to Nellie Mabel Ward, dau. of Amos and Sally (Jencks) Ward, 
b. Aug. 20, 1871, Providence. Mr. Clark is a farmer; resides on the old homestead 
in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

1128 i Emmet Ward" Clark, b. Dec. 29, 1895; d. Feb. 2, 1901, Berkshire. 

1129 ii Marion Louise Clark, b. June 6, 1899. 

1130 iii Charles Allen Clark, b. June 18, 1901. 

559 Durfey William i» Scofield, (Adelia Ann^ Clark, Anna * Chaffee, Jasper,'" 
Comfort,^ etc.) b. March 7, 1875, St. Armand, Que.; d. Jan. 13, 1900, in a hospital in 
Boston; m. March 10, 1896, in Sutton, Que. , by the Rev. William Howitt, to Jessie 
Sophronia Westover, dau. of Stephen Egbert and Sarah Eliza (Martin) Westover,. 
b. June 22, 1876, Sutton. Mr. Scofield was a farmer; resided in Compton, Que. 
After the death of Mr. Scofield, Mrs. Scofield m. (2) William Allan, and resides at- 
No. 2531 Pine St., Everett, Wash. 

Children: 

1131 i Marion Adelia" Scofield, b. March 19, 1897, Compton, Que, 

1132 ii Marjorie May Scofield, b. May 26, 1899, Sutton, Que. 



106 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

562 Retta May ^° Beeman, (Jasper Chaflfee ^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia ^ Chaffee, 
Jasper/ Comfort, ^ etc.) b. Jan. 13, 1865, Dickinson, N. Y.; m. Sept. 31, 1885, in 
Fort Jackson, N. Y., by the Rev. J. H. Cox, to Charles Edwin Emery (born Charles 
Edwin Chapman, and adopted by George and Phoebe (Rice) Emery) son of Edwin 
E. and Dollie (Remington) Chapman, b. June 16, 1859; Northfield, Vt. Mr. Emery 
is a cooper in a butter tub factory; resides in Fort Jackson, N. Y. 

Children: 

1133 i Clifford George" Emery, b. Aug. 11, 1886, North Bangor, N. Y.; d. 

March 15, 1904. 

1134 ii Guy Sheldon Emery, b. March 27, 1888, Fort Jackson; d. Jan. 23, 1890. 

1135 iii Leland James Emery, b. Dec. 28, 1896, Fort Jackson; d. Sept. 14, 1897. 

563 James Lucius'" Beeman, (Jasper Chaffee^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia* 
Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Oct. 7, 1866, Nicholville, N. Y.; m. Sept. 17, 
1891, in Dickinson, N. Y., by the Rev. D. T. White, to Georgie Etta Mills, dau. of 
William Wilson and Mary Ann (CouHn) Mills, b. Dec. 25, 1867, Parishville, N. Y. 
Mr. Beeman is a carpenter; resides at No. 1841 Francis Ave., Troy, N. Y. 

Children: 

1136 i Hildred Mary" Beeman, b. Sept. 14, 1896. 

1137 ii Betsey Ruby Beeman, b. Nov. 10, 1902. 

564 Harold Emmet ^^ Beeman, (Jasper Chaffee^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia* 
Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. May 30, 1876, Guthrie, Que.; m. in Pike River, 
Que., by the Rev. Mr. Howard, to Inez Alberta Johnson, dau. of Daniel and Martha 
Johnson, of St. Sebastian, Que., b. July 10, 1878, St. Sebastian. Mr. Beeman is a 
farmer and carpenter; resides in Bedford, Que. 

Children, born in Guthrie, except the youngest one born in St. Sebastian: 

1138 i Clinton Emmet " Beeman, b. Jan. 3, 1898. 

1139 ii Gladys Rena Beeman, b. June 14, 1900. 

1140 iii Inez Luella Beeman, b. Dec. 1, 1903. 

1141 iv Erma Caroline Beeman, b. July 19, 1906. 

1142 V Harold Hiram Beeman, b. Oct. 19, 1909. 

565 Almerine Hobart '° Beeman, (Jasper Chaffee^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia* 
Chaffee, Jasper,^ Com fort, « etc.) b. Dec. 13, 1878, Guthrie, Que.; m. Oct. 3, 1900, in 
Stanbridge, Que., by the Rev. Mr. Humphrey, to Mamie Estella Johnson, dau. of 
Hadley Clark and Elizabeth (Duhamel) Johnson, b. Aug. 6, 1881, Stanbridge. Mr. 
Beeman is a farmer; resides in Stanbridge East, Que. 

Child, born in Stanbridge: 

1143 i Marjory Estella " Beeman, b. Oct. 10, 1906. 

566 Helen Grace "' Beeman, (Lucas Azro^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia* Chaffee, 
Jasper," Comfort, <> etc.) b. Aug. 14, 1868, Loraine, N. Y.; m. Nov. 26, 1885, in 
Mannsville, N. Y., by the Rev. P. L/ellair, to Warner Wheeler Murray, son of Harry 
and Clarissa (Wheeler) Murray, b. Dec. 26, 1864, Sandy Creek, N. Y. Mr. Murray 
is a farmer; resides in Mannsville, N. Y. 

567 Hubert Remington"' Beeman, (L,ucas Azro ^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia* 
Chaffee, Jasper," Comfort.^ etc.) b. June 17, 1877, Loraine, N. Y.; m. Nov. 11, 1897, 
in Mannsville, N. Y., by the Rev. W. J. Hancock, to Lillian Carrie Waterman, dau. 
of Byron K. and Carrie (Allen) Waterman, b. Jan. 17, 1878, Mannsville, N. Y. Mr. 
Beeman is a farmer; resides in Mannsville, N. Y. 

568 Charles Eastman'" Beeman, (Lucas Azro^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia* 
Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort, « etc.) b. September, 1885, Loraine, N. Y.; m. Oct. 19, 
1904, in Mannsville, N. Y., by the Rev. V. E. Brown, to Edith Muriel Van Epps, 



TKNTH GENERATION. 107 

dau. of Byron P. and Ivydia (Sanford) Van Epps, b. Dec. 19, 1884, WatertOwn, N. Y, 
Mr. Beeman is a farmer; resides in Mannsville, N. Y. 

570 Anna Beeman'" Carley, Hannah Fidelia^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia" 
Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 26, 1875, Rodman, N. Y.; m. Oct. 29, 
1902, in North Rodman, N. Y., by the Rev. Andrew H. Knight, to George Edgar 
Wilbur, son of Squire H. and Mary (Ormsby) Wilbur. Mr. Wilbur is a machinist; 
resides at No. 208 Iy>Tide St. West, Watertown, N. Y. 

Children, born in Watertown: 

1144 i June Rose" Wilbur, b. June 7, 1905. 

1145 ii Gerald Elmer Wilbur, b. Dec. 12, 1908. 

571 Lettie Almira '•' Carley, (Hannah Fidelia^ Beeman, Hannah Fidelia" 
Chaffee, Jasper,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. July 8, 1881, Rodman, N. Y.; m. March 3, 1909, 
in North Rodman, N. Y., by the Rev. Alexander K. McRae, to William John 
Whitlej^, son of Joseph and Mary (Capes) Whitley. Mr. Whitley is a farmer; 
resides in Adams Center, N. Y. 

Child, born in Adams Center: 

1146 i Wallace Monroe" Whitley, b. Jan. 15, 1911. 

573 Clarence Adna"' Hull, (Emily Susan » Weld, Cordelia" Chaffee, Jasper,^ 
Comfort,* etc. ) b. Oct. 19, 1871, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 15, 1902, in Fairfield, Vt., 
by the Rev. Daniel Mclntyre, to Marion G. Merrill, dau. of Albert S. and Nellie 
(Isham) Merrill, b. June 16, 1879, Fairfield. Mr. Hull is an attorney; resides in 
West Berkshire, Vt. No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hull. 

574 Ina Susan >'> Hull, (Emily Susan » Weld, Cordelia " Chaffee, Jasper, ? Com- 
fort,«etc.) b. Oct. 3, 1873, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 26, 1900, in Berkshire, by the 
Rev. W. P. Stanley, to Mark Oliver Hicks, son of John and Augusta (Stowe) Hicks, 
b. May 12, 1874, Berkshire. Mr. Hicks is a farmer and butter maker; resides in 
West Berkshire, Vt. 

Children: 

1147 i Beulah Emily" Hicks, b. July 9, 1901, Berkshire; d. May 2, 1902, 

Berkshire. 

1148 ii Hilda Vesta Hicks, b. Sept. 2, 1902, Sutton, Que. 

575 Vesta Cordelia'" Hull, (Emily Susan " Weld, Cordelia" Chaffee, Jasper,^ 
Comfort," etc.) b. Sept. 30, 1874, Berkshire, Vt.; m. May 2, 1906, in Richford, Vt., 
by the Rev. S. H. Smith, to Olin Warren Webster, son of Charles F. and Emma 
(Farrington) Webster, b. June 8, 1880, Irasburg, Vt. Mr. Webster is a deputy 

collector and inspector of United States customs at Noyan Junction, Que., where he 
resides. 

Child, born in East Alburg: 

1149 i Ernest Olin" Webster, b. March 3, 1910. 

576 Chester Ebenezer i" Weld, (Ivafayette Azro ^ Weld, Cordelia" Chaffee, 
Jasper, 7 Comfort, « etc.) b. Oct. 20, 1874, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Feb. 16, 1897, in 
Sheldon, Vt., bj' the Rev. William Atkinson, to Jennie Anna Green, dau. of Frank 
and Susan C. (Willard) Green, of Richford, Vt., b. Sept. 1, 1878, Mansonville, 
Que. Mr. Weld is employed in a creamery; resides in Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Children: 

1150 i Marion Jennie " Weld, b. Feb. 11, 1898, Richford. 

1151 ii Frances Ella Weld, b. March 11, 1902, Enosburg Falls. 

577 Grace Agnes'" Weld, (Ivafayette Azro ^ Weld, Cordelia" Chaffee, Jasper,' 
Comfort, "^ etc.) b. June 7, 1877, Berkshire, Vt.; m. March 29, 1904, in St. Albans, 



108 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Vt., by the Rev. C. S. Nutter, to Henry Frank Wilson, son of James and lyuella 
(Morrow) Wilson, b. April 21, 1882, Saranac I^ake, N. Y. Mr. Wilson is a farmer; 
resides in Skowhegan, Me. 

Child, born and died in Burlington, Vt.: 

1152 i Carl James " Wilson, b. April 22, 1905; d. April 25, 1905. 

579 Max Lafayette >" Weld, (Lrafayette Azro » Weld, Cordelia » Chaffee, Jasper, ^ 
Comfort.^etc.) b. April 23, 1880, Berkshire, Vt.; d. May 23, 1909, Concord, N. H.; 
m. Jan. 5, 1905, in Concord, by the Rev. Edwin C. Strout, to Mira Rice Tappan, 
dau. of Jonathan and Julia Frances (Nute) Tappan, b. Dec. 12, 1887, Sandwich, 
N. H. Mr. Weld was a clerk in a store. Mrs. Weld now resides at No. 61 Jones 
St., Manchester, N. H. 

Children : 

1153 i Max John" Weld, b. Oct. 24, 1905, Center Sandwich, N. H. 

1154 ii Ruth Eunice Weld, b. May 31, 1907, Concord, N. H. 

1155 iii Dorothy Emma Weld, b. Feb. 4, 1909, Manchester, N. H. 

581 Vernon Clifford i" Weld, (Fernando Cortis » Weld, Cordelia « Chaffee, 
Jasper," Comfort," etc.) b. Dec. 6, 1876, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 11, 1905, in 
Franklin, Vt., by the Rev. O. B. Wells, to Nellie L,ouise Evans, dau. of DeForest 
h. and Alberta (Yates) Evans, b. Feb. 23, 1882, St. Armand, Que. Mr. Weld is a 
farmer with his father; resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Richford, Vt. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 

1156 i Arthur Evans " Weld, b. Dec. 24, 1909. 

582 Julius Emmett 1" Weld, (Julius Chester » Weld, Cordelia « Chaffee, Jasper, ^ 
Comfort," etc.) and (Lucy Liiella^ Woodworth, Lucy Stowe ^ Chaffee, John,' Com- 
fort," etc.) b. June 21, 1881, Berkshire, Vt.; m. May 21, 1902, in Franklin, Vt., by 
the Rev. Sylvester Donaldson, to Ethel Lucinda Grant, dau. of John and Eliza 
(Gray) Grant, b. March 7, 1881, Franklin. Mr. Weld is a farmer with his father; 
resides in Berkshire; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Child, born in Berkshire: 

1157 i Hugh Emmett " Weld, b. Aug. 30, 1906. 

606 Pearl Robena '" Start, (Venie Lucina^ Chaffee, Harmon," Warren,' Com- 
fort," etc.) b. May 8, 1883, Bakersfield, Vt.; m. Oct. 26, 1904, in Worcester, Mass., 
by the Rev. J. L- Tomlinson, to Harold Plummer Morey, son of Z. C. and 
Nellie M. (Clark) Morey, b. Feb. 1, 1883, Highgate, Vt. Mr. Morey is a farmer; 
resides on the Morey vale farm in Sheldon, Vt. 

611 William Franklin'" McAllister, (Cordelia Louisa » Chaffee, Stephen 
Burleson, » Warren,' Comfort," etc.) b. Nov. 29, 1875, Jay, Vt.; m. Jan. 5, 1900, in 
Troj-, Vt., by the Rev. W. P. Drown, to Laura Greenwood, dau. of Lemuel and 
Mary Greenwood, b. Jan. 29, 1876, Knowlton, Que. Mr. McAllister is a farmer and 
has owned farms in Troy and Barnard, Vt.; is now engaged as manager of a large 
farm in Norwich, Vt.; address. East Thetford, Vt. 

Children: 

1158 i Walter Ray" McAllister, b. May 15, 1901, Troy, Vt.; d. July 19, 1907, 

Norwich, Vt. 

1159 ii Wilbur Ernest McAllister, b. Sept. 5, 1903, Barnard, Vt. 

613 William Albert 10 Butler, (Ezra Chaffee" Butler, Sally « Chaffee, Warren,' 
Comfort," etc.) and (Marila^ Chaffee, Reuben,^ Reuben,' Comfort," etc.) b, Oct. 25, 
1865, Sutton, Que.; d. Jan. 23, 1894, Greensboro, Vt.; m. Oct. 25, 1S8S, in Albany, 
Vt., by Rufus Collins, to Laura Smith, of Greensboro, dau. of Levi and Marcia 



TENTH GENERATION. 109 

Smith. Mr. Butler was a harness maker; resided in Greensboro. After the death of 
Mr. Butler, Mrs. Butler m. (2) Homer Hartson. No children were born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Butler. 

614 Clayton Beiioni '" Butler, (Ezra Chaffee ^ Butler, Sally** Chaffee, Warren,^ 
Comfort," etc.) and (Marilla ^ Chaffee, Reuben,^ Reuben," Comfort.^ etc.) b. Feb. 
1, 1867, Eden, Vt.; m. (1) May 5, 1891, in Glover, Vt., by the Rev. R. J. Chrystie, 
to Ida Hitchcock, dau. of Edward and Emily (Mizo) Hitchcock, of Barton, b. Sept. 
5, 1861, Coventry, Vt., d. Jan. 31, 1897; (2) Feb. 16, 1910, in Albany, Vt., by the 
Rev. E. E. Wells, to Grace lone Wells, dau. of Edward and DeEtte Wells, b. Jan. 
19, 1891, Albany, Vt. Mr. Butler was a locomotive engineer on the Great Northern 
railway until called home by the death of his father, in 1902, and he has since had 
charge of the home farm in Albam-; address, R. F. D. No. 1, Irasburg, Vt. 

Child, by first wife, born in Rock Island, Que.: 

1160 i Hazel Marilla " Butler, b. Aug. 8, 1893. 
Child, by second wife, born in Albany: 

1161 ii Irene Ruth Butler, b. Nov. 20, 1910. 

619 Carl Lisle ''» Percy, (Fannie Evelyn ^ Butler, Sally ^ Chaffee, Warren," 
Comfort,'^ etc.) b. Jan. 26, 1882, Jay, Vt.; m. Sept. 8, 1909, in Worcester, Mass., by 
the Rev. H. G. Buckingham, to Mabel Ethelyn Stevenson, dau. of William E. and 
Ava Ethelyn (Squire) Stevenson, b. Nov. 20, 1884, Westboro, Mass. Mr. Percy 
graduated from Mount Hernion (Mass.) Boj's' School, 1902; from Middlebury, (Vt.) 
College, 1907, with degree of A. B.; from Atlanta, (Ga.) Theological Seminary, 
1911, with degree of B. D. He was ordained at Demorest, Ga., in October, 1908, a 
minister of the Congregational church; preached for one year in the church of his 
uncle, the Rev. Gardner S. Butler, of Charleston, S. C. ; was a district worker under 
the Y. M. C. A. of Mount Hermon School; preached in Addison county, Vt., 
chiurches during college course; licensed by Addison County Association, February, 
1908. Mrs. Percy was a classmate of Mr. Percy at Middlebury College, and 
graduated from Atlanta Theological Seminary in 1911, with degree of B. B. Iv. Mr. 
Percy has been instructor in English in Atlanta Thelogical Seminary since 1909. 

620 Gardner Albert ^" Percy, (Fannie Evelyn ^ Butler, Sally » Chaffee, Warren,' 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Feb. 28, 1887, Newport Center, Vt.; m. Nov. 30, 1909, in 
Marlboro, Mass., to Mildred Hodgkins Mitchell, of Stowe, Mass., dau. of John 
Edwin and Flora Bell (Hodgkins) Mitchell, b. Nov. 30, 1892, Maiden, Mass. Mr. 
Perc}' was graduated from the Mount Hermon (Mass.) Boys' School in 1910. He is 
interested in the manufactvu-e of paper; resides at No. 79 Ivamb St., Westbrook, Me. 

Children: 

1162 i Evelyn Mildred '^ Percy, b. Oct. 3, 1910, Gorham, Me. 

1163 ii Ivisle Clayton Percy, b.'Sept. 16, 1911, Westbrook. 

628 Bessie May '" Andrus, (Fernando Cortez ^ Andrus, Electa Althea^ Chaffee, 
Warren," Comfort," etc.) b. Dec. 9, 1876, Newport, Vt.; m. Aug. 13, 1893, in South 
Boston, Mass., by the Rev. Virgil L/. Wilson, to Ross True, son of Ami Mitchell and 
Elenor Waldron (Ross) True, b. Oct. 19, 1872, Augusta, Me. Mr. True is a sales- 
man; resides at No. 26 Kempton St., Roxbury, Mass. 

Child, born in Watertown, Mass.: 

1164 i Ivcon Andrus ^^ True, b. Aug. 31, 1894; is employed as a proof reader. 

629 Hazel Marguerite '^' Andrus, (Fernando Cortez ^ Andrus, Electa Althea ^ 
Chaffee, Warren,^ Com fort, « etc.) b. June 13, 1883, Newport, Vt.; m. Aug. 6, 1904, 
in Denver, Col., by the Rev. Dr. Byle, to Charles Adin Mathewson, son of Charles 



110 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Adin and Delana (Tillinghast) Mathewson, b. Jan. 4, 1876, Saylesville, R. I. Mr. 
Mathewson is a contractor and builder; resides at No. 2540 Ziini St., Denver, Col. 
Children: 

1165 i Charles Adin " Mathewson, Jr., b. June 5, 1905; d. Sept. 13, 1905. 

1166 ii Lois Marguerite Mathewson, b. Dec. 13, 1907, 

1167 iii Infant, b. and d. June 8, 1909. 

630 Dora Lucretia "' Andrus, (Fernando Cortez ^ Andrus, Electa Althea ^ 
Chaffee, Warren, ^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Feb. 6, 1885, Newport, Vt.; m. Feb. 11, 1908, in 
Saxonville, Mass., by the Rev. William H. Meredith, to Arthur Henry Bickford, son 
of Henry Parsons and Esther Clementine (Tatro) Bickford, b. June 3, 1884, East 
Rindge, N. H. Mr. Bickford is a teamster; resides in Baldwinsville, Mass. 

Children: 

1168 i Henrv William " Bickford, b. Feb. 6, 1909; d. Feb. 9, 1909. 

1169 ii Ruth Andrus Bickford, b. Jan. 1, 1911; Baldwinsville. 

652 Walter Scott'" Chaffee, (Emmett Edward,^ Cornelius Perness,^ Warren,^ 
Comfort, 8 etc.) b. April 23, 1884, Newport, Vt.; m. Feb. 2, 1910, in Derby Line, Vt., 
by the Rev. J. H. Anderson, to Flora Densey Shastany, dau. of Simon Charles and 
Inez Ellen (Brown) Shastany, b. March 22, 1892, West Derby, Vt. Mr. Chaffee is a 
poultryman, and is employed in the flour sheds at West Derby, Vt., where he resides. 

653 Leon Fred'" Chaffee, (Emmett Edward,^ Cornelius Perness,^ Warren,' 
Comfort.e etc.) b. July 26, 1886, Elmore, Vt.; m. Sept. 12, 1906, in Newport, Vt., by 
the Rev. A. A. Murch, to Ethel Mae McKeddie, dau. of George McKeddie, of Sher- 
brooke. Que., b. March 31, 1886, Knowlton, Que. Mr. Chaffee is a granite polisher; 
resides in Hardwick, Vt. 

Children, born in Hardwick: 

1170 i George Emmett " Chaffee, b. June 8, 1908. 

1171 ii Margarette Lura Chaffee, b. May 3, 1910. 

671 Minnie E."' Woodworth, (John Morey " Woodworth, Lucy Stowe ^ Chaffee, 
John," Comfort, « etc.) b. Dec. 15, 1866, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Dec. 30, 1908, in St. 
Albans hospital, St. Albans, Vt. ; m. Dec. 5, 1894, in Bakersfield, Vt., by the Rev. 
Mr. Stone, to Roland Hastings Barlow, son of Edgar R. and Julia A. (Ayers) 
Barlow, b. in 1858, Bakersfield. Mr. Barlow is a machinist; resides at No. 179 
South Main St., St. Albans, Vt. 

Children, born in Bakersfield; 

Mildred Marjorie^^ Barlow, b. Aug. 19, 1895; resides at the home of 

Thomas Driscoll, of St. Albans. 
Howard Woodworth Barlow, b. July 8, 1897; resides at the Warner 

Home, St. Albans. 
Loretta Emily Barlow, b. March 28, 1899; resides in Bakersfield. 
Roland Edgar Barlow, b. March 12, 1901; resides at the Warner Home. 
Woodworth Melville Barlow, b. Oct. 29, 1903; resides at the Warner 

Home. 
Eda May Barlow, b. March 8, 1905; adopted by Dr. S. Gould Start of 

Cambridge, Vt. 
Helen Barlow, b. July 2, 1908; adopted by Lee Rice of Bakersfield. 

673 Erma Woodworth '" Comings, (Dora Nancy ^ Woodworth, Lucy Stowe * 
Chaffee, John,' Comfort,'"' etc.) b. Sept. 28, 1878, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 12, 1898, in 
Berkshire, to Hobart Marsh'" Kendall, (Philo Chamberlain ^ Kendall, Seth * Kendall, 
Jr., Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) (See No. 458.) 

674 Enah Maud'" Comings, (Dora Nancy ^ Woodworth, Lucy Stowe* Chaffee, 
John,' Comfort,'' etc.) b. March 26, 1884, Berkshire, Vt.; d. March 17, 1911, Richford, 
Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1901, in Richford, by the Rev. W. G. Scofield, to Homer Howard 



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Westover, son of Oilman and Maria (Shaw) Westover, b. Feb. 4, 1881, Dunham, Que. 
Mr. Westover is foreman of the dynamo room in the power plant of the Sweat- 
Comings Co.; resides in Richford, Vt. 
Children, born in Richford: 

1179 i Katherine Comings " Westover, b. June 19, 1902. 

1180 ii Hazel Maud Westover, b. July 26, 1903. 

1181 iii Wilma May Westover, b. May 19, 1907. 

1182 iv Howard Comings Westover, b. March 1, 1911. 

690 Cora Leona 1'^ Whitney, (Addie Pamelia^ Chaffee, James, ^ John,' Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. Jan. 10, 1885, FrankHn, Vt.; m. June 28, 1905, by the Rev. A. W. Ford, to 
Blaine Albert Croft, son of Albert B. and Ellen (Smith) Croft, b. May 10, 1884, 
Berkshire. IVIr. Croft is a farmer; resides in Berkshire, Vt. 

Children, born in Berkshire: 

1183 i Ellen Charlotte " Croft, b. Mav 27, 1906. 

1184 ii Bernice Addie Croft, b. Sept. 5, 1910. 

691 Bernice Evelyn"' Whitney, (Addie Pamelia ^ ChalTee, James,* John," Com- 
fort,*^ etc.) b. Nov. 30, 1887, Franklin, Vt.; m. Aug. 3, 1907, in FrankHn, by the 
Rev. G. A. Emery, to Arlan Stanley Towle, son of Herman E. and Jennie S. 
(Stanley) Towle, b. Oct. 8, 1885, Franklin, Vt. (See a chapter on the Towle 
descendants in the latter part of this book.) Mr. Towle is a farmer; resides in 
Franklin; address, R. F. D. No. 3, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

Child, born in Franklin: 

1185 i Helen Arlene " Towle, b. July 20, 1911. 

692 Wesley Ray "' Whitney, (Addie Pamelia^ Chaffee, James,* John,^ Comfort,^ 
etc.) b. Aug. 28, 1892, Franklin, Vt.; m. Jan. 24, 1911, in FrankHn, by the Rev. F. 
Wilson Day, to Glenna Marion Titemore, dau. of Myron Evans and Gertrude Alice 
(Snow) Titemore, b. in 1892, Franklin. Mr. Whitney is a farmer; resides in 
Franklin; address, R. F. D. No. 3, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 

702 William Harvey'" Beal, (Elizabeth Lovinda^ Brown, Adeline* Chaffee, 
Elijah,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. Jan. 2, 1866, Stockwell, Ind. (near the famous "Tippe- 
canoe" battleground of Gen. William Henry Harrison); m. Jan. 4, 1884, in Greencastle 
church, near Anson, Kan., by the Rev. W. H. Da\as, to Anna Amelia Erwan, dau. of 
Ivinius M. and Elizabeth Florence (Gibson) Erwin; b. June 3, 1866, Colfax, Ind. 
Mr. Beal is a member of the firm of Beal & King, 203-205 University Ave., Palo Alto, 
Cal. , local managers of the Co-operative I^and and Trust Co. , dealers in lands in 
California; resides at No. 459 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, Cal. 

Children, all students in Stanford University, California, except the oldest 

daughter, who is married: 

-fll86 i Ethel Alverda " Beal, b. Aug. 26, 1886, near Anson, Kan.; m. Francis 
Vassar. 
Ralph Ravmond Beal, b. Nov. 22, 1887, near Richfield, Kan. 
Hugh Carlton Beal, b. July 16, 1889, near Richfield. 
Zoe I/eona Beal, b. Feb. 4, 1890, near Anson. 
Blanche lona Beal, b. Sept. 14, 1892, near Anson. 

703 Sarah Adeline'" Beal, (Elizabeth Lovinda ^ Brown, Adeline* Chaffee, 
Elijah,' Comfort, c etc.) b. Oct. 21, 1867, Stockwell, Ind.; m. Dec. 10, 1892, in 
Anson, Kan., by the Rev. Samuel Price, to Stephen Douglas Gibson, son of 
Nathaniel and Sarah (Wells) Gibson, b. May 28, 1862, Clark's Hill, Ind. Mr. 
Gibson is a farmer, and also conducts a livery and feed stable; resides in Gage, Okla. 

Children: 

1191 i Dwight Moodv Pryor" Gibson, b. Jan. 7, 1900, Anson, Kan. 

1192 ii Ray Douglas Gibson, b. Aug. 4, 1905, Portland, Kan. 



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704 Samuel Thomas i" Beal, (Elizabeth I^ovinda ^ Brown, Adeline * Chaffee, 
Elijah,'' Comfort,^ etc.) b. Aug. 21, 1869, Stockwell, Ind.; m. Feb. 25, 1894, in 
Anson, Kan., by the Rev. Jno. McGlothlin, to Julia Estella Wonnell, dau. of George 
Alanson and Eliza (Betron) Wonnell, b. Nov. 18, 1872, Lebanon, Ind. Mrs. Beal's 
mother was descended from the Abecrombies of Revolutionary fame. Mr. Beal 
removed to Sumner county, Kan., in 1883, and located near Conway Springs. In 
1892 he began practicing dentistry in Conway Springs, where he now resides. 

Children, born in Conway Springs: 

1193 i Lena Faye " Beal, b. Feb. 24, 1895. 

1194 ii Thomas Dewey Beal, a twin, b. Aug. 24, 1897. 

1195 iii Agnes Manila Beal, a twin, b. Aug. 24, 1897. 

1196 iv Nellie Elizabeth Beal, b. July 13, 1900. 

705 Oliver Virgil '" Beal, (Elizabeth Lovinda^ Brown, Adeline* Chaffee, 
Elijah,' Comfort,*' etc.) b. Nov. 19, 1871, Stockwell, Ind.; m. Dec. 31, 1896, near 
Conway Springs, Kan., by the Rev. Samuel McKibben, to Bessie Ora Bell, dau. of 
George and Eliza (Shorter) Bell (who came to Kansas from London, Eng., in 
March, 1878,) b. Aug. 2, 1878, near Conway Springs. Mr. Beal was formerly a 
farmer, and still owns a farm of 320 acres in Oklahoma, but is now a minister in the 
Methodist Episcopal church, and is attending the Southwestern College (a Methodist 
institution) at Winfield, Kan., but has resided for several years in Jefferson, Okla. 

Children, born in Jefferson, Okla.: 

1197 i Charlotte Zoe^' Beal, b. Feb. 3, 1898. 

1198 ii Leonard Alfred Beal, b. Jan. 10, 1901; d. June 25, 1901, Jefferson. 

1199 iii Frederic Clifford Beal , b. Jan. 15, 1903. 

1200 iv Everet Oliver Beal, b. Aug. 4, 1905. 

708 Silas Pryor 1" Beal, (Ehzabeth Lovinda ^ Brown, Adeline ^ Chaffee, Elijah,^ 
Comfort, 6 etc.) b. April 24, 1881, Stockwell, Ind.; m. May 7, 1910, in Santa Rosa, 
Cal., to Edith Babcock. Mr. Beal is a ranchman; resides near Laytonville, Mendo- 
cino county, Cal. 

713 Lena May ^ Hurlbut, (Charles Edward ^ Hurlbut, Lydia Marsh « Chaffee, 
Elijah,^ Comfort, « etc.) b. May 27, 1871, St. Armand, Que.; m. June 27, 1908, in 
Worcester, Mass., by the Rev. A. S. Garver, to Walter Edward Bellows, son of 
Jarvis M. and Sarah A. (Safford) Bellows, b. July 2, 1877, Holliston, Mass. Mr. 
Bellows is a clerk in the employ of the Rice, Barton, Fales Machine Co. ; resides at 
No. 64 Florence St., Worcester, Mass. 

714 Charles Hubbard '" Hurlbut, (Charles Edward » Hurlbut, Lydia Marsh « 
Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort," etc.) b. Jan. 11, 1874, Richford, Vt.; m. April 13, 1897, 
in Richford, by the Rev. W. G. Scofield, to Mary Alida Noyes, dau. of Amos M. and 
Alida (Sears) Noyes, b. April 5, 1877, Richford. Mr. Hurlbut is a miiler and is 
employed by the Sweat-Comings Co.; resides in Richford. 

Children, born in Richford: 

1201 i Carl Noyes i^ Hurlbut, b. March 11, 1906. 

1202 ii Horace Lyndon Hurlbut, b. Feb. 17, 1911. 

715 Marion Estelle '" Hurlbut, (Charles Edward ^ Hurlbut, Lydia Marsh « 
Chaffee, Elijah, ^ Comfort, « etc.) b. Nov. 5, 1880, Richford, Vt.; m. Sept. 15, 1906, 
in W^orcester, Mass., by the Rev. Z. B. Patterson, to Clarence Spencer Kemp, son of 
James and Viola (Stanhope) Kemp, b. Aug. 27, 1877, Enosbvirg, Vt. Mr. Kemp is 
employed as a shipper by the Logan, Swift, Brigham Co.; resides at No. 20 Paine 
St., Worcester, Mass. 



TENTH GENERATION. 113 

716 Sila« Carl 10 Carpenter, (Mary Electa » Hurlhut, Lydia Marsh* Chaffee, 
Elijah," Comfort, « etc.) b. Feb. 21, 1872, Richford, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1902, in Richford, 
by the Rev. Walter Cambridge, assisted by the Rev. F. Barnby I^each, to Mary 
Florilla Davis, dau. of Leroy F. and Flora A. (Thayer) Davis, b. June 29, 1879, 
Richford. S. Carl Carpenter is a director and clerk in the Richford Savings Bank 
& Trust Co.; resides in Richford. 

Children, born in Richford: 

1203 i Marv Rebecca" Carpenter, b. Nov. 26, 1902. 

1204 ii Silas Pratt Carpenter, b. Dec. 18, 1903; d. Dec. 30, 1903, Richford. 
1203 iii Benjamin Davis Carpenter, b. April 2, 1905. 

1206 iv Charlotte L,orinda Carpenter, b. July 2, 1909. 

718 Horatio Ray '^' Hurlbut, (Horace EHjah^ Hurlbut, I^ydia Marsh » Chaffee, 
Elijah," Comfort,^ etc.) b. Oct. 3, 1887, Putnam, Conn.; m. Oct. 27, 1909, in North 
Grosvenordale, Conn., by the Rev. Samuel Thatcher, to Jennie June Covell, dau. of 
Marcus Alby and Minnie Hester (Chandler) Covell, b. June 24, 1888, North Gros- 
venordale. Mr. Hurlbut is a farmer, and conducts a milk route; resides in Putnam, 
Conn. 

Child, born in Putnam: 

1207 i Rachel Lenore '^ Hurlbut, b. May 26, 1910. 

732 Lorenzo Wellington i'^' Weed, (Henrietta Estella * Jenne, Eliza Comings* 
Chaffee, Elijah," Comfort, « etc.) b. Jan. 19, 1888, Dalling, Que.; m. April 7, 1909, in 
St. Albans, Vt. , by the Rev. Ralph F. L/Owe, to Winnifred Elepha Abbie Campbell, 
dau. of Zimri William and Evelyn Armida (Merrill) Campbell, b. Feb. 3, 1888, 
Fairfax, Vt. Mr. Weed is a farmer; resides in St. Albans, Vt. 

Child, born in St. Albans: 

1208 i Winona Annie" Weed, b. Feb. 1, 1911. 

746 Emma Elvira i" Scott, (Ursula Philinda » Elliot, Polly Hill » Chaffee, Aaron 
Stowe," Comfort, «5 etc.) b. Jan. 18, 1886, Fletcher, Vt.; m. Sept. 22, 1908, in 
Burlington, Vt., by the Rev. G. W. Brown, to Ralph Frank Austin, son of Elmer E. 
and Hepsy T. (Davis) Austin, of Westford, Vt., b. June 17, 1889, Fletcher, Vt. Mr. 
Austin is employed as garment cutter by the Mead Mfg. Co.; resides at No. 52 
Monroe St., Burlington, Vt. 

Child, born in Burlington: 

1209 i Marjorie Irma " Austin, b. Jan. 31, 1909. 

731 Clayton Bartlett ^^ Stoddard, (Augusta Ann^ Chaffee, Comfort,^ Aaron 
Stowe," Comfort, « etc.) b. Aug. 31, 1874, Charleston, Vt.; m. Nov. 7, 1900, in 
lK>well, Mass., by the Rev. Allison Currier, to Vashti Maria Savage, dau. of Ezekiel 
and Katherine (Wade) Savage, b. May 2, 1878, Peniac, N. B. Mr. Stoddard is 
proprietor of a bakery at No. 798 Moody St., Lowell, Mass., and is also a dealer in 
butter and eggs; resides at No. 99 Mammoth Road, Lowell. 

Children, born in Lowell: 

1210 i Clement Bartlett" Stoddard, b. Aug. 17, 1902. 

1211 ii Vera Marv Stoddard, b. Aug. 10, 1904. 

1212 iii Pearl Augusta Stoddard, b. Oct. 17, 1906. 

752 John Colby '^' Stoddard, (Augusta Ann » Chaffee, Comfort,* Aaron Stowe," 
Comfort,* etc.) b. April 6, 1877, East Charleston, Vt.; m. May 31, 1904, in Barton, 
Vt., by the Rev. W. A. Warner, to Flossie Pearl McFarlane, dau. of Walter and Jane 



114 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Clara (Gillis) McFarlane, b. June 4, 1884, Walden, Vt. Mr. Stoddard is an attorney; 
resides in Orleans, Vt. 
Children: 

1213 i Evelyn Irene" Stoddard, b. March 1, 1905, Orleans, Vt. 

1214 ii Elsie Mabelle Stoddard, b. May 22, 1909, West Derby, Vt. 

753 Fred Comfort "' Stoddard, (Augusta Ann ^ Chaffee, Comfort,^ Aaron Stowe,^ 
Comfort,'' etc.) b. June 22, 1882, Charleston, Vt.; ra. (1) May 31, 1904, in Orleans, 
Vt., by the Rev. Joseph Lyman, to Edith M. Fletcher, dau. of Wing and Carrie 
(Durkee) Fletcher; (2) April 9, 1910, to Bessie Arnold, dau. of James and Eunice 
(Savage) Arnold, b. May 20, 1880, Marysville, N. B. Mr. Stoddard is a baker; 
resides at No. 817 Central St., Ivowell, Mass. 

Child, by first wife, born in Orleans, Vt.: 

1215 i Geraldine Helen " Stoddard, b. April 8, 1905. 

757 Nora Ila^" Morse, (Esther Emily ^ Chaffee, Comfort, ^ Aaron Stowe,^ Com- 
fort,6 etc.) b. Nov. 3, 1881, Charleston, Vt.; m. April 3, 1907, in Orleans, Vt., by 
the Rev. Walter R. Davenport, to Ray Burns Buchanan, son of Daniel and Eva 
(Hildreth) Buchanan, b. June 19, 1885, Orleans (formerly Barton Landing), Vt. 
Mr. Buchanan was secretary and treasurer of the Vermont People's Telephone Co., 
and is now the local manager of the Passumpsic Telephone Co.; resides in Orleans. 

Children, born in Orleans: 

1216 i Earl Randolph " Buchanan, b. April 23, 1908. 

1217 ii Daniel Burns Buchanan, b. April 13, 1910. 

758 Harry Arthur 1" Morse, (Esther Emily ^ Chaffee, Comfort,* Aaron Stowe,^ 
Comfort,^ etc.) b. May 4, 1884, Charleston, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1906, in West Charleston, 
Vt., by the Rev. J. W. Burgin, to Jessie Winnifred Dwyer, dau. of Edward Irving 
and Mary Louise (Laflam) Dwyer, b. Sept. 26, 1887, Derby, Vt. Mr. Morse is a 
shingle sawyer; resides in Willoughby, Vt. 

Children, born in West Charleston: 

1218 i Evelyn Mae" Morse, b. Oct. 16, 1907. 

1219 ii Howard Arthur Morse, b. Jan. 22, 1909. 

773 Mary Maud"' Lewis, (Rosa Rebecca^ Chaffee, Sylvester Aaron,* Aaron 
Stowe,^ Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Oct. 24, 1886, near Little Falls, Idaho; m. Dec. 6, 1904, in 
Seattle, Wash., by the Rev. H. B. Hutton, to John G. Howard, b. Jan. 8, 1878, 
Westfarms, N. J. Mr. Howard is a woodworker; resides at No. 5532 Woodlawn 
Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

Children, born in Seattle: 

1220 i Roland Erwin " Howard, b. Oct. 15, 1905. 

1221 ii Rose Virginia Howard, b. Sept. 4, 1910. 

784 Robert James'" Sherwood, (Emma Etta ^ Chaffee, James Hill,* Aaron 
Stowe,^ Comfort, 6 etc.) b. Feb. 8, 1887, Fairfield, Vt.; m. Sept. 14, 1910, in New- 
buryport, Mass., by the Rev. George V/. Tupper, D. D., to Adelaide March West, 
dau. of John B. and Helen (Pritchard) West, b. Aug. 21, 1885, Newburyport, Mass. 
Mr. Sherwood is cost accountant and private secretary to the president of the 
Whitcomb-Blaisdell Machine Tool Co.; resides at No. 102 Austin St., Worcester, 
Mass. 

790 MoHie Frances i" Chaffee, (Frank Newton, ^ Lovell Stowe,* Aaron Stowe,^ 
Comfort.^ etc.) b. July 14, 1888, Carrington, N. D.; m. Dec. 25, 1909, in Carrington, 



TENTH GENERATION. 115 

by the Rev. Robert Payton, to Raymond William Hewitt, son of Harry W. and Mary 
R. (Russler) Hewitt, b. Aug. 23, 1885, Stewart, Neb. Mr. Hewitt is a barber; 
resides in Boyden, N. D. 

Child, born in Boyden: 
1222 i Blance Clemma " Hewitt, b. Nov. 28, 1910; d. Jan. 7, 1911, Boyden. 

791 Clemma Emogene '" Chaffee, (Frank Newton,^ Lovell Stowe,* Aaron 
Stowe,' Comfort, •= etc.) b. Dec. 14, 1889, Carrington, N. D.; m. Sept. 7, 1910, in 
Carrington, by the Rev. Robert Payton, to Arthur Emmet Morton, son of Joseph 
Emmet and Rosa May (Van Der Galtz) Morton, b. Feb. 26, 1884, Decorah, Iowa. 
Mr. Morton is a bank cashier; resides in Pleasant Lake, N. D. 



ELEVENTH GENERATION. 



Note;. — When giving the lineage in this generation, as was done in the ninth and 
tenth generations, the phrase, "Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas, ^ " will be abbreviated to "Comfort,^ etc." to avoid repiti- 
tion, as all the families recorded herein are descended from Comfort ^ Chaffee. 
For example, the full lineage of Lena M. Gates is "Lena Matilda ^^ Gates, 
Emma Jane^** Chaffee, Ezra Janes, ^ Samuel Luther,^ Reuben,' Comfort,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas. i" The lineage of all 
other families is to be understood in like manner. 



814 Lena Matilda " Gates, (Emma Jane ^" Chaffee, Ezra Janes, ^Samuel Luther,* 
Reuben,' Comfort, « etc.) b. April 19, 1879, Albany, Vt.; m. Sept. 1, 1909, in Fon du 
Lac, Wis., by the Rev. John Floyd, to Fred Langdon Page, son of Oscar and Nancy 
(Boldrun) Page, b. March 29, 1879, in Sutton, Vt. Mr. Page is a dealer in church 
organs; resides at No. 4244 North Kedric Ave., Chicago, 111. 

815 Jane Marion" Gates, (Emma Jane i" Chaffee, Ezra Janes, ^ Samuel Luther,** 
Reuben,' Comfort, « etc.) b. March 25, 1881, Albany, Vt.; m. May 30, 1905, in 
Newport, Vt. , by the Rev. W. C. Newell, to Harry Alonzo Black, son of Henry F. 
and Melvina (Brooks) Black, b. Nov. 24, 1879, Coventry, Vt. Mr. Black is an 
attorney; resides in Newport, Vt. 

Children, born in Newport: 

1223 i Henry Franklin 12 Black, b. March 23, 1906. 

1224 ii Raymond Gates Black, b. Jan. 2, 1910. 

816 Dora Emma " Gates, (Emma Jane ^" Chaffee, Ezra Janes, ^ Samuel Luther,* 
Reuben,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. Jan. 6, 1883, Albany, Vt.; m. Nov. 5, 1905, in Newport, 
Vt. , by the Rev. W. C. Newell, to Fred Dudley Hall, son of David and Louise 
(Rouix) Hall, b. Oct. 10, 1876, Passumpsic (Barnet), Vt. Mr. Hall is a trainman, 
and has been employed on the Boston & Maine railway since about 1895; resides in 
Newport, Vt. 

822 Kate Louise " Chaffee, (William Jay.io Reuben, ^ Samuel Luther,* Reuben,' 
Comfort, « etc.) b. March 13, 1888, Enosburg, Vt.; m. March 4, 1908, in Enosburg, 
by the Rev. Evarts Kent, to John William Lunna, son of Israel H. and Maryette 
(Sweet) Lunna, b. Jan. 13, 1885, Troy, Vt. Mr. Lunna is a farmer; resides in 
Newport Center, Vt, 

Children: 

1225 i Kempton John 12 Lunna, b. Dec. 29, 1908, Boston, Mass. 

1226 ii Alice Louise Lunna, b. Jan. 31, 1910, North Troy, Vt. 

823 Eva May " Chaffee, (William Jay,i° Reuben.^ Samuel Luther,* Reuben,' 
Comfort, « etc.) b. May 5, 1889, Enosburg, Vt.; m. Oct. 21, 1908, to George Clayton 
Stufflebean, son of Clayton M. and Florence Olive (Shannon) Stufflebean, b. Aug. 
31, 1886, Sheldon, Vt. Mr. Stufflebean is a farmer; resides in Fairfield, Vt.; 
address, R. F. D. No. 1. 

Child, born in Fairfield: 

1227 i Wilbur Hughes i^ Stufflebean, b. Oct. 12, 1910. 



ELEVENTH GENERATION. 117 

850 William Gerald '' Utting, (Minnie Darling lo Ryder, Cordelia ^ Cliaffee, 
Washington, 8 Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. Aug. 17, 1883, Derby Center, Vt.; is 
married. The compiler was promised the record of this family, but repeated 
requests failed to elicit any further information. 

851 Archie John '^ Utting, (Minnie Darling i^ Ryder, Cordelia ^ Chaffee, Wash- 
ington,* Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. Aug. 4, 1884, Massawippi, Que.; is married. 
The compiler was promised the record of this family, but repeated requests failed to 
elicit any further information. 

860 Camillo Charles '' Mosier, (Lillian i" Chaffee, Harry, ^ Washington,* Reuben,^ 
Comfort," etc.) b. Sept. 5, 1889, Berkshire, Vt.; m. April 28, 1910, in Richford, Vt.; 
by the Rev. W. E. Douglass, to Ida Guertin, dau. of Osias and Melinda Guertin, 
b. Sept. 11, 1891, Montgomery, Vt. Mr. Mosier is a farmer; resides in West Berk- 
shire, Vt. 

Child, born in West Berkshire: 

1228 i Rowena Constant ^^ Mosier, b. June 27, 1911. 

873 Muriel Ethel " Grica, (Estella Rachel i" Janes, Cynthia Diana ^ Chaffee, 
Washington,* Reuben,'' Comfort," etc.) b. June 20, 1884, St. Armand, Que.; m. June 
17, 1908, in Richford, Vt., by the Rev. W. G. Scofield, to Thomas Walsh Anderson, 
son of James and Anna N. (Walsh) Anderson, b. March 16, 1884, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Mr. Anderson has been engaged in mercantile pursuits in Brooklyn; has resided in 
Richford: removed to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, in the summer of 1911. 

Child, born in Brooklyn: 

1229 i Muriel Estella ^" Anderson, b. Jan. 17, 1910. 

884 Carl Orvis '^ Colcord, (Ernest Jay i" Colcord, Martha ^ Armstrong, Jane * 
Chaffee, Reuben,^ Comfort," etc.) b. Sept.28, 1888, East Berkshire, Vt.; m. Oct. 19, 
1907, in Dorchester, Mass., by the Rev. C. O. Chadburn, to Minnie Alphonsin Jackson, 
dau. of E. I. and Isabel F. Jackson, b. Dec. 10, 1886, in Fall River, Mass. Mr. 
Colcord is a carpenter; resides at No. 141 Draper St., Dorchester, Mass. 

893 Harvey Albert" Arnjstrong, (Alberta Ellen i" Chaffee, Harvey Allen," 
Albert,* Reuben,'' Comfort," etc.) and (Gardner" Armstrong, Sally Miranda* Chaffee, 
Reuben,' Comfort," etc.) b. Aug. 10, 1886, St. Armand, Que.; m. Oct. 22, 1907, in 
Manchester, N. H., by the Rev. Edgar Blake, to Alice Janette Bryan, dau. of Robert 
and Mary A. (Mitchell) Bryan, b. Feb. 26, 1885, in Roxbury, Mass. Mr. Armstrong 
is a clerk iu a store; resides at No. 311 A Lake Ave., Manchester, N. H. 

Child, born in Manchester: 

1230 i Elaine Marguerite ^2 Armstrong, b. July 18, 1908. 

897 Leon Elisha " Crandall, (Hattie Bell i« Chaffee, Harvey Allen," Albert,* 
Reuben," Comfort," etc.) b. April 23, 1888, West Farnham, Que.; m. May 17, 1911, 
in St. Barnabas church, St. Agnes, Que., by the Rev. H. S. Fuller, to Lillian 
Alberta Marion Edwards, dau. of John Russell and Annie (Morrison) Edwards, b. 
Jan. 13, 1889, Agnes, Que. Mr. Crandall is a machinist in the Canadian Pacific 
railway shops; resides in Agnes, Que. 

924 Minnie Florence May" Thurber, (Frank F.i" Thurber, Nathaniel Culver" 
Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy " Chaffee, Comfort," etc.) b. Sept. 25, 1882, Ells- 
worth, Wis.; m. March 7, 1906, in Red Wing, Minn., by the Rev. Mr. Schuman, to 
Abraham Lincoln Leonard, son of James and Margaret A. Leonard, b. Oct. 13, 1877, 
Trimbelle, Wis. Mr. Leonard resides in Ellsworth, Wis. 



118 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Children, born in Ellsworth: 

1231 i Marion Belle i- Leonard, b. Dec. 11, 1906. 

1232 ii Alice Margaret Ivconard, b. Jan. 15, 1908. 

1233 iii Frances Eva L,eonard, b. Jan. 2, 1910. 

929 Birney Nathaniel '' Rosenberger, (Ella Jane i" Thurber, Nathaniel Culver ^ 
Thurber, Lucy "^ Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort, "^ etc.) b. June 24, 1882, Maiden 
Rock, Wis.; d. July 3, 1908, Kansas City, Mo.; m. June 16, 1906, in Kansas City, by 
the Rev. Mr. Davidson, to Lola Augusta Marbit, dau. of James Phillip and Pantha 
Augusta (Flippen) Marbit, b. Nov. 24, 1882, Verona, Mo. Mr. Rosenberger was a 
typewriter repair man and foreman in the L. C. Smith typewriter house in Kansas 
City. Mrs. Rosenberger resides in Kansas City. No children were born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Rosenberger. 

931 Merritt Leon" Rigby, (Emma Asenith^" Thurber, Nathaniel Culver ^ 
Thurber, Lucy^^ Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, Comfort,'' etc.) b. Aug. 10, 1885, Sioux 
Falls, S. D.; m. May 20, 1911, in Des Moines, Iowa, by the Rev. E. M. Homes, to 
Harriet Ethel Lowry, dau. of Merritt A. and Elizabeth Jane (Barkheimer) Lowry, b. 
Aug. 28, 1888, Des Moines. Mr. Rigbj- is a gas engine expert and salesman; 
resides at No. 1351 Forest Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. 

933 Edith Jane " Thurber, (Dexter Jefferson "' Thurber, Nathaniel Culver ^ 
Thurber, Lucy « Kendall, Lucy' Chaft'ee, Comfort,* etc.) b. Sept. 19, 1887, Ellsworth, 
Wis., m. Sept. 13, 1909, in Ellsworth, to James A. Raphael. Mr. and Mrs. Raphael 
reside at No. 790 Wells St., St. Paul, Minn. 

946 Addie May" Kendall, (Matilda Abigail i» Thurber, Edward Hiram ^ 
Thurber, Lucy ^ Kendall, Lucy ^ Chaffee, Comfort,* etc.) and (Royal Norman ^ Ken- 
dall, Aaron* Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, Comfort,* etc.) b. Aug. 30, 1877, Cordova, 
Minn.; m. April 4, 1891, in Waseca, Minn., by the Rev. Mr. Sheckeler, to Robert 
McMillen, son of William and Jane (Neal) McMillen, b. Dec. 2, 1871, in Ohio. 
Mr. McMillen is a farmer; resides in Cordova, Minn.; address, LeSueur Ctr., Minn. 

Children: 

1234 i Loran Lester McMillen, b. Oct. 30, 1891. 

1235 ii Roy Robert McMillen, b. Oct. 25, 1896. 

1236 iii Milessa Adelaide McMillen, b. Aug. 18, 1898; d. April 26, 1902, Cordova. 

947 Aaron James" Kendall, (Matilda Abigail i" Thurber, Edward Hiram ^ 
Thmrber, Lucy* Kendall, Lucy ^Chaffee, Comfort,* etc.) and (Royal Norman ^Ken- 
dall, Aaron* Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, Comfort,* etc.) b. October, 1881, Cordova, 
Minn.; m. to Jennie Wertz. Mr. Kendall is a railway brakeman; resides in 
Rochester, Minn. 

Children: 

1237 i Aaron Ashley ^2 Kendall, b. Feb. 7, 1903. 

1238 ii Arley Royal Kendall, b. April 26, 1905. 

948 Lydia Victoria " Kendall, (Matilda Abigail ^^ Thurber, Edward Hiram » 
Thurber, Lucy** Kendall, Lucy" Chaffee, Comfort,* etc.) and (Royal Norman^ 
Kendall, Aaron* Kendall, Lucy^ Chaffee, Comfort,* etc.) b. Jan. 25, 1888, Cordova, 
Minn.; m. March 8, 1911, in Cordova, by the Rev. L. D. Watts, to Eddie Jay 
Westgate, son of John Byron and Nancy Jane (Wood) Westgate, b. April 30, 1886, 
Clear Lake, Wis. Mr. Westgate is engaged in ranching; resides in Pateros, Wash. 

958 Ada Mattie " Hall, (Orrin Jayio Hall, Olive ^ Thurber, Lucy* Kendall, 
Lucy 7 Chaffee, Comfort,* etc.) b. March 21, 1881, near Kilkenny, Minn.; d. Dec. 27, 
1907, Northfield, Minn.; m. Oct. 8, 1900, in Waterville, Minn., by the Rev. Mr. 
Calahan, to Willard R. Grant, son of Leonard and Allie (Shaw) Grant, b. Aug. 31, 



EIvEVENTH GENERATION, 119 

1877, Kasota, Minn. Mr. Grant is a farmer; resides in Northfield, Minn. After the 
death of Mrs. Ada M. (Hall) Grant, Mr. Grant m. (2) Harriet Gish, of Waterville, 
Minn. 

Children: 

1239 i Howard Elmo ^^ Grant, b. Aug. 6, 1901, Winnebago, Minn. 

1240 ii Lulu Evelyn Grant, b. Oct. 23, 1905, Waterville, Minn. 

1241 iii Mable Elizabeth Grant, b. Dec. 11, 1906, Waterville. 

1242 iv Gertrude Pearl Grant, b. Dec. 5, 1907, Waterville. 

959 Bernie Chauncey i' Hall, (Orrin Jay^" Hall, Olive ^ Thurber, Lucy « Ken- 
dall, Ivucy^ Chaffee, Comfort,^ etc.) b. May 1, 1884, near Kilkenny, Minn.; m. Nov. 
25, 1909, in Water\411e, Minn., by the Rev. O. D. Koontz, to Rhoda Daniel, dau. of 
Samuel L. and Sophia (Mclntire) Daniel, b. June 4, 1886, Waterville, Minn. Mr. 
Hall is a farmer; resides in Waterville, Minn. 

960 Ida Pearl " Hall, (Orrin Jay i" Hall, Olive ^ Thurber, Lucy ^ Kendall, Lucy ^ 
Chaffee, Comfort,*^ etc.) b. April 20, 1887, near Kilkenny, Minn.; m. Nov. 25, 1909, 
in Water\-ille, Minn., by the Rev. O. D. Koontz, to John William Peach, son of 
Richard \V. and Prudie (Harvey) Peach, b. Sept. 16, 1887, Cleveland, Minn. Mr. 
Peach is a farmer; resides in Waterville, Minn. 

963 Bertha May^' Knobloch, (Mary Jane i" Ford, Lucy Chaffee^ Thurber, 
Lucy 8 Kendall, Lucy' Chaffee, Comfort,« etc.) b. July 5, 1883, Portage, Wis.; m. 
March 4, 1904, in Menahga, Minn., by the Rev. R. G. Green, to Alfred Ernest 
William Burns, son of the Rev. William and Bessie Mary (Cretch) Burns, b. Oct. 15, 
1875, Devonport, Eng. Mr. Burns is a dairyman; resides in Madison, S. D. 

Children: 

1243 i Bernard William 12 Burns, b. Jan. 13, 1905, Rapidan Mills, Minn. 

1244 ii Percy Daniel Burns, b. Sept. 9, 1906, Walker, Minn. 

1245 iii Alfred Burns, b. July 23, 1908, Laporte, Minn. 

1246 iv Kenneth Leroy Burns, b. Feb. 8, 1910, Laporte. 

1104 Ernest Hannibal ^^ Clark, (Hannibal Franklin i" Clark, Mary » Clark, 
Anna ^ Chaffee, Jasper,' Comfort,^ etc.) b. March 20, 1881, St. Armand, Que.; m. 
(about) Sept. 16, 1901, in Wilson, N. C, to Annie Lee, dau. of Albert Lee (a cousin 
of the late Gen. Robert E. Lee) and Jennie (Cutler) Lee, of Wilmington, N. C, b. 
in San Francisco, Cal. Mr. Clark is a member of the firm of E. H. Clark & Co., 
fiscal agents, Evans Bldg., 1420 New York Ave., Washington, D. C. 

Children: 

1247 i Hannibal Lee 12 Clark, b. June 21, 1902, Richford, Vt. 

1248 ii Charlotte Clark, b. March 4, 1905, Fremont, N. C. 

1106 Glenn Max" Gibson, (Delia Effie i" Booth, Mary » Clark, Anna « Chaffee, 
Jasper,' Comfort, ^ etc.) b. June 1, 1883, Claremont, N. H.; m. Sept. 6, 1904, in 
Goshen, N. H., by the Rev. Josiah Hooper, to Melvina Victoria McKellips, b. Nov. 
5, 1884, Unity, N. H. Mr. Gibson is a farmer; resides in Unity, N. H. 

Child, born in Hookset, N. H.: 

1249 i Lloyd Glenn '^ Gibson, b. Aug. 30, 1908. 

1108 Abbie May " Gibson, (Delia Effiie 10 Booth, Mary » Clark, Anna « Chaffee, 
Jasper,' Comfort,« etc.) b. Dec. 17, 1888, Claremont, N. H.; m. Dec. 17, 1904, in 
Unity, N. H., by Benjamin Franklin French, justice of the peace, to Harvey Warren 
Wright, son of Charles N. and Ruth A. (Markham) Wright, b. March 8, 1881, 
Unity. Mr. Wright is a farmer; resides in Unity, N. H. 



120 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Children, born in Unity: 

1250 i IveRoy Leon 12 Wright, b. Jan. 7, 1907. 

1251 ii Evelyn Pearl Wright, b. Jan. 20, 1909. 

1186 Ethel Alverda" Beal, (William Harvey 1° Beal, Elizabeth I^ovinda *• 
Brown, Adeline* Chaffee, Elijah,^ Comfort,^ etc.) b. Aug. 26, 1886, near Anson, 
Kan.; m. early in the year 1904, near L/aytonville, Cal., by the Rev. James H. N. 
Williams, to Francis Vassar, son of Michael and Mary (Powell) Vassar, b. Jan. 26, 
1876, I/ong Valley (near I^aytonville) , Cal. Mr. Vassar is a farmer; resides in 
Merced, Cal. 

Children, born near Ivaytonville, Cal. : 

1252 i Clarence Francis 12 Vassar, b. Nov. 16, 1904. 

1253 ii Maud lyillian Vassar, b. March 19, 1906. 



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Jasper Chaffee. 

Jasper Chaffee. 

Jasper Chaffee. 

Jasper Chaffee. 

f Warren Chaffee. 
Harmon Chaffee. 



f Comfort Chaffee. 1 

Comfort Chaffee, Jr. 6 
] John Chaffee. 8 
I Homer S. Chaffee. 55 
[ H. Howard Chaffee. 

r Reuben Chaffee. 3 
I Samuel h- Chaffee. 
L Cortes S. Chaffee. 83 

Lucv (Chaffee) Kendall. 4 
William Kendall. 30 
[ Walter S. Hicks. 161 

Jasper Chaffee. 5 (early home) 

5 (farm residence) 

5 (village residence) 

5 (potash factory) 

5 (store) 

7 

40 

-I Cornelius P. Chaffee. 48 
I Ivoretta A. Chaffee. 211 
[ Minnie E. (Chaffee) Brigham. 214 

Elijah Chaffee. 9 (earh- home) 

Elijah Chaffee. 9 (village res.) 
grist mill adjoining. 

r Aaron vS. Chaffee. 10 
-I Comfort Chaffee. 66 
[James H. Chaffee. 70 

Reuben Chaffee. Jr. 14 

( Washington Chaffee. 15 (farm res.) 
\ Hanson Chaffee. 95 

Washington Chaffee. 15 (village res) 

Jane (Chaffee) Armstrong. 16 

f Albert Chaffee. 17 
] John J. McCartv. 201 
[Earl Iv. Chaffee. 343 

S. Miranda (Chaffee) Armstrong. 18 
Reuben C. Chaffee. 114 
[ Orville J. Armstrong. 397 

Aaron Kendall. 25 

f Phoebe (Kendall) Hicks. 26 



Mary E. (Hicks) Hammond. 



158 
28 



Matilda S. (Kendall) Noble. 
f Anna (Chaffee) Clark. 31 
-j Mary (Clark) Booth. 175 
[ Jasper Chaffee. 5 

Cordelia (Chaffee) Weld. 35 (saw 

mill in rear) 
Lafayette A. Weld. 191 

I" Jasper Chaffee, Jr. 36 (farm res.) 
24 -I Guy Clark. 178 

[ E. Allen Clark. 556 

Jasper Chaffee, Jr. 36 (village res.) 
(MaryM. (Chaffee) McCarty. 37 
\ JohnJ. McCarty. 201 (present res.) 
Electa A. (Chaffee) Andrus. 44 
(before going to Minnesota) 



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29 
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31 

32 
33 

34 
35 

36 

37 
38 

39 

40 
41 

42 

43 

44 

45 

46 

47 
48 
49 
50 

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52 
53 
54 
55 

56 

57 
58 
59 
60 
61 
62 
63 
64 
65 



Electa A. (Chaffee) Andrus. 44 

(after returning from Minnesota) 
John Chaffee. 46 

[ Lucv S. (Chaffee) Woodworth. 52 

-I Julius C. Weld. 194 

[J. Emmett Weld. 582 

I James Chaffee. 56 

t J. Berton Chaffee. 260 

Lydia M. (Chaffee) Hurlbut. 60 

Harriet E. (Chaffee) Thompson. 62 

f Eliza C. (Chaffee) Jenne. 63 
\ Adelbert E. Jenne. 273 

f Comfort Chaffee. 66 



^ Asa C. Ivarabee. See page 127 



258 



365 



98 



102 



Sabra E. (Chaffee) Ivarabee. 

Ezra J. Chaffee. 77 

John J. McCartv. 201 

F. Cortes Weld'. 192 

Vernon C. Weld. 581 

Arthur F. Chaffee. 81 

Milo Iv. Chaffee. 84 
I Hanson Chaffee. 95 
(.Nellie A. (Chaffee) Burleson. 

Harry Chaffee. 96 

Laura L. (Chaffee) St. John. 

( Martha (Armstrong) Colcord. 
\ Cassius H. Armstrong. 112 

f Harvey A. Chaffee. 106 
I Albert S. Chaffee. 391 

Cassius H. Armstrong. 112 (village 
residence) 

Philo C. Kendall. 138 

f Hanson Clark. 177 

\ Emma A. (Clark) Barber. 550 
Emily S. (Weld) Hull. 189 
F. Cortes Weld. 192 (village res.) 
Dwight E. Weld. 196 
Walter S. Chaffee. 236 

("John M. Woodworth. 246 

\ DoraN. (Woodworth) Comings. 247 

Horace G. Jenne. 275 

Ivola A. (Chaffee) Wing. 339 

Erma R. (Chaffee) Tracey. 341 

Herman L- Chaffee. 366 

f Lillian M. (Chaffee) Mosier. 369 
\ Camillo C. Mosier. 860 

H. Merton Chaffee. 370 

C. Howard Chaffee. 373 

Clarence W. St. John. 382 

Ethel M. (Armstrong) Pomeroy. 386 

Lillian B. (Hicks) Hammond. 526 

Ralph W. Clark. 555 

Clarence A. Hull. 573 

Cora L. (Whitney) Croft. 690 

Jonas Greene. See pages 13 and 126 



NOTE — Bold face figures before the names indicate the numbered houses on the map. The number 
after each name corresponds with the number that is given the individual in the body of the book. 



COMPARATIVE NUMBERS. 



A IvIST GIVING IN PARAI.I.EI. COI.UMNS THE NUMBERS IN "THE CHAFFEE GENEAI,- 

OGY" AND "THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES" OF PERSONS DESCENDED FROM 

COMFORT (6) CHAFFEE AND WHO ARE MENTIONED IN BOTH WORKS. 



Name 



Chaffee Berkshire 
Genealogy Chaffees 



Name 



Chaffee Berkshire 
Genealogy Chaffees 



Chaffee, Comfort 


421 


1 


Chaffee, L,ucv Stowe 


2755 


52 


Nathaniel 


1119 


2 


Nancy H. 


2759 


53 


Reuben 


1120 


3 


John. Jr. 


2756 


54 


Ivucy 


1121 


4 


Homer Smith 


2757 


55 


Jasper 


1122 


5 


James 


2758 


56 


Comfort, Jr. 


1123 


6 


Adeline 


2763 


57 


Warren 


1124 


7 


Polly Hill 


2764 


65 


John 


1125 


8 


Comfort 


2765 


66 


EHjah 


1126 


9 


Elvira Rebecca 


2766 


67 


Aaron Stowe 


1127 


10 


lyOAnna Felton 


2767 


68 


Juhana 


2717 


11 


Sylvester Aaron 


2768 


69 


Sally 


2718 


12 


James Hill 


2769 


70 


Samuel IvUther 


2719 


13 


Lovell Stowe 


2770 


71 


Reuben, Jr. 


2720 


14 


Ransom Nathaniel 


2771 


72 


Washington 


2721 


15 


Palmer Edson 


2772 


73 


Jane 


2722 


16 


Bethuel Merritt 


2773 


74 


Albert 


2723 


17 


Philinda Amelia 


2774 


75 


S. Miranda 


2724 


18 


Covey, Emily 


4833 


76 


William Henry 


2725 


19 


Chaffee, Ezra Janes 


4834 


77 


Ithamar Stowe 


2726 


20 


Sally Precinda 


4835 


78 


Kendall, Ivucy 


2727 


21 


Matilda Selenda 


4836 


79 


Seth, Jr. 


2729 


22 


Reuben 


4837 


80 


Polly 


2728 


23 


Arthur Franklin 


4838 


81 


Anna 


2730 


24 


Adelia Jane 


4839 


82 


Aaron 


2731 


25 


Cortes Sobeski 


4840 


83 


Phoebe 


2733 


26 


Milo Lewds 


4841 


84 


Nathan 


2732 


27 


Susan Ermina 


4842 


85 


Matilda Silva 


.2734 


28 


Sally Miranda 


4843 


86 


Aurilla 


2735 


29 


Edna Alsina 


4844 


87 


William 


2736 


30 


William Henry 


4845 


88 


Chaffee, Anna 


2737 


31 


Albert 


4846 


89 


Evaline 


2738 


32 


Marilla 


4847 


90 


Nathaniel 


2739 


33 


Lucy 


4848 


91 


Hannah Fidelia 


2740 


34 


Celina 


4849 


92 


Cordelia 


2741 


35- 


Fernando Cortes 


4850 


93 


Jasper, Jr. 


2742 


36 


Hanson 


4852 


95 


Mary Matilda 


2743 


37 


Harry 


4851 


96 


Azro Buck 


2744 


38 


Harvej' Allen 


4853 


106 


Comfort 


2762 


39 


Bianca Green 


4854 


108 


Harmon 


2745 


40 


Kendall, Philo Chamberlain 4858 


138 


Stephen Burleson 


2746 


41 


Milo Lewis 


4857 


141 


Warren, Jr. 


2747 


42 


Burney James 


4856 


144 


Sally 


2748 


43 


Burt, Franklin 


4855 


146 


Electa Althea 


2749 


44 


Clark, Mary 


4859 


175 


Ruby L/Ucy 


2750 


45 


Hanson 


4860 


177 


John 


2751 


46 


Guy, Jr. 


4861 


178 


Nathaniel 


2752 


47 


Adelia Ann 


4862 


180 


Cornelius Perness 


2753 


48 


Beeman, Jasper Chaffee 


4863 


182 


Ezra 


2754 


49 


James Madison, Jr. 


4864 


183 


Betsey Priscilla 


2760 


50 


Evaline Cordelia 


4865 


184 


Charles 


2761 


51 


Lucas Azro 


4866 


185 



122 



THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 



Name 



Chaffee Berkshire 
Genealogy Chaffees 



Name 



Chaffee Berkshire 
Genealogy Chaffees 



Beeman, Hannah Fidelia 


4867 


186 


Chaffee, William Herbert 


4923 


299 


Ann Eliza 


4868 


187 


Gibson Allen 


4924 


300 


Alvah Sabin 


4869 


188 


Lillian Arden 


4927 


302 


Weld, Emily Susan 


4872 


189 


Merton Byron 


4928 


303 


Cassiiis Ebenezer 


4870 


190 


Addie Bell 


4929 


304 


Fernando Cortis 


4871 


192 


Emma Etta 


4930 


305 


McCarty, John Jasper 


4873 


201 


William Merton 


4931 


306 


Chaffee, Stephen Jasper 


4874 


202 


Carrie Elvira 


4932 


307 


Frances Dickinson 


4875 


203 


Lucy Philinda 


4933 


308 


Azro Buck, Jr. 


4876 


204 


Ermina Gertrude 


4934 


309 


Miriam Jane 


4877 


205 


Hamilton Redding 


4935 


310 


Betsy Foster 


4878 


206 


Frank Newton 


4936 


311 


Hiram Foster 


4879 


207 


Fannie Evelyn 


4937 


312 


Hannah Leda 


4880 


208 


Henry Herbert 


4938 


313 


George Edwin 


4881 


209 


Charles Clayton 


4939 


314 


Minnie Evangeline* 




214 


George Burton 


4940 


315 


Cordelia Ivouisa 


4883 


215 


Pearl Stowe 


4941 


316 


Edwin Herbert 


4882 


217 


Etta Maria 


4942 


317 


Butler, Ezra Chaffee 


4884 


218 


Vergie Estella 


4943 


318 


Gardner Smith 


4887 


220 


Blanche Vermont 


4944 


319 


Charles Augustus 


4885 


224 


Clayton Wyllys 


4945 


321 


Fannie Evelyn 


4886 


225 


Ida Elvira 


4946 


322 


Andrus, Charles Hardin 


4888 


226 


Myron Howard 


4947 


323 


Mary Hyde 


4889 


229 


Bertha Gertrude 


4948 


324 


Ewins, Almeda Alida 


4890 


230 


Grace Alma 


4949 


325 


Clarence Prescott 


4891 


231 


William Jay 


5962 


331 


Blanch Mabel 


4892 


232 


Nellie Adelia 


5963 


332 


Chaffee, Amos Ward 


4893 


239 


Flora Matilda 


5964 


333 


Emmett Edward 


4894 


240 


Rollin 


5965 


334 


Homer Corneliusf 


4895 


241 


Burleson, Hanson S., Jr. 


5966 


347 


Eva Mae 


4897 


243 


Jordan, Erdine Zelaine 


5967 


349 


Erdine Katherine 


4896 


244 


Lila Miranda 


5968 


350 


Cornelius Robert 


4898 


245 


Lona Maud 


5969 


351 


Gertrude Emma 


4899 


253 


Chaffee, Myrtle Marilla 


5970 


352 


Homer Howard 


4900 


254 


Reuben Andrew 


5971 


353 


William Wilber 


4901 


255 


Alberta Ellen 


5972 


388 


Elliot, Welcome Lucius 


4902 


276 


Hattie Bell 


5973 


389 


Ursula Philinda 


4903 


277 


Etta May 


5974 


390 


Folly Ann 


4904 


278 


Albert Stephen 


5975 


391 


Aimer Judson 


4905 


279 


Beeman, Elmer Sheldon 


5976 


561 


Chaffee, Ella Maria 


4906 


280 


Loretta May 


5977 


562 


Augusta Ann 


4907 


281 


James Lucius 


5978 


563 


Edson Comfort 


4908 


282 


Harold Emmet 


5979 


564 


Esther Emily 


4909 


283 


Almerine Hobart 


5980 


565 


Melvin Truman 


4910 


284 


Helen Grace 


5981 


566 


I/una Leora 


4911 


285 


Hubert Remington 


5982 


567 


Lizzie Alma 


4912 


286 


McCarty, Glennie Florence 5983 


594 


Arthur Leander 


4913 


287 


Gladys Florian 


5984 


595 


William Benona 


4914 


288 


Grace Bianca 


5985 


596 


Redding, Julia Elvira$ 


4915 


289 


Brigham, Mary Chaff ee1[ 





609 


Wheeler, Alice Octavia 


4916 


290 


Frank Albertlf 




610 


Viola Altha 


4917 


291 


Butler, William Albert 


5986 


613 


Henry Harmon 


4918 


292 


Claj'ton Benoni 


5987 


614 


Homer Curtis 


4919 


293 


Seaver, Cleon William 


5988 


637 


Mary Lovina 


4920 


294 


Clive Gilman 


5989 


638 


Efifie Viola 


4921 


295 


Ewins, (Infant son)** 


5990 


639 


Chaffee, Emmons Fayette§ 4925 


296 


Scott, Lottie Lovina 


5991 


744 


Frances Ida|| 


4926 


297 


Mary Philinda 


5992 


745 


Rosa Rebecca 


4922 


298 


Morse, Nora Ila 


5993 


757 



*Given in Chaffee Genealogy under "Other Chaffees in America" on page 582. tjarnes Chaffee 
ia Chaffee Genealogy. tjulia Elvira Wheeler in Chaffee Genealogy. §Given as "A son" in 

Chaffee Genealogy. llGiven as "A daughter" in Chaffee Genealogy. ITsee note to No. 214. 
**Given as "Blanche Mabel" in Chaffee Genealogy by error. See No. 4892 232. 



COMPARATIVE NUMBERS. 



123 



Name 



Chaffee Berkshire 
Genealogy Chaffees 



Morse, Harry Arthur 

Ara Ira 

Grace Ella 
Burnham, Ivan Walter 

L/aura Elnora 
Wheeler, Mildred Alice 
Sherwood, Robert James 

Carroll Mollis 

Carrie Emma 
Chaffee, Mollie Frances 

Clemma Emogene 



5994 


758 


5995 


759 


5996 


760 


5997 


761 


5998 


762 


5999 


770 


6000 


784 


6001 


785 


6002 


786 


6003 


790 


6004 


791 



Name 

Chaffee, Harry Perkins 
AUbee, Raymond Ernest 

Hazel Emma 

lyaura Bessie 

Newland Oilman 
Bonham, Emmet Dean 

Clyde Arthur 

Ruth Eilleen 
Hawse, Harold Chaffee 
Chaffee, Marion Alma 



Chaffee 


Berkshire 


Genealogy 


Chaflees 


3 6005 


792 


:St 6006 


793 


6007 


794 


6008 


795 


6009 


796 


1 6010 


804 


6011 


805 


6012 


806 


; 6013 


810 


6014 


811 



NOTE. — The spelling of names as given in the "Chaffee Genealogy' 
a few instances . 



has been corrrected in 



THE BRADDOCK CHAFFEE LINE. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

Thomas Chaffe, the immigrant ancestor, was owning land in Hingham, Mass., 
in 1635. His will mentions sons Nathaniel and Joseph. See pages 1 to 4 for further 
record. 

SECOND GENERATION. 
Nathaniel 2 Chaffe, (Thomas i) b. (about) 1638 to 1642, d. in September, 1721; m. 
Experience Bliss; resided in Rehoboth, Mass., and had eleven children. See pages 
4 and 5 for further record. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
Jonathan 3 Chaffe, (Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) b. April 7, 1678; d. Dec. 31, 1766; m. 
to Hannah Carpenter; resided in Rehoboth, Mass., and had twelve children. See 
pages 5 and 6 for further record. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Dan^ Chaffe, (Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) b. Feb. 6, 1710-11, Rehoboth, 
Mass.; d. (prob.) in the autumn of 1796, Rehoboth; m. Nov. 9, 1736, in Rehoboth, to 
Mary Robinson, dau. of John Robinson. She died before Dec. 10, 1790, as in her 
husband's will of that date she is not mentioned. Dan Chaffe is called "yeoman" 
in the records. He held minor offices, and owned considerable laud in Rehoboth, 
Mass., where he resided. A more extended account of his land dealings, etc., may 
be found in "The Chaffee Genealogy" from which this sketch is compiled. Dan 
Chaffe's will was probated Nov. 1, 1796, and his son, Jonathan Chaffe, was the 
executor of the will. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

i William '" Chaffe, b. Aug. 15, 1737; m. Catherine Thomas. 

ii Dan Chaffe, Jr., b. March 16, 1739-40; d. Aug. 24, 1746, Rehoboth. 

iii Jonathan Chaffe, b. Oct. 16, 1742; m. Mary Coomer. 

iv Robinson Chaffe, b. Feb. 16, 1744-5; d. Aug. 29, 1746, Rehoboth. 

v Dan Chaffe, Jr., b. Sept. 17, 1747; probably d. before 1790. 

vi Robinson Chaffe, b. April 13, 1750; m. Rachel Peck, 

vii Judith Chaffe, b. Oct. 30, 1753; probably d. before 1790. 

+viii Braddock Chaffe, b. Nov. 1, 1756; m. Sarah Brown. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Braddock^ Chaffee, (Dan,'* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) b. Nov. 1, 1756, 
Rehoboth, Mass.; d. between March 10 and May 13, 1813, (prob.) in Vermont; m. 
Aug. 23, 1781, in Rehoboth, to Sarah Brown, b. (about) 1765, d. Jan. 21, 1836, 
lyeicester, Vt., while on a journey from Clarendon, Vt., to Berkshire, Vt. 

Braddock Chaffee served in the Revolutionary War, his military record, taken 
from the "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution," being 
as follows: 

"Chaffee, Braddock. Private, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt., marched from Rehoboth to Bristol on the alarm at Rhode Island 
of December 8, 1776; service, 16 days; also, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days, at 
Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; roll sworn to at Rehoboth; also, same co. and regt.; 
enlisted August 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, under Gen. Heath; 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; roll sworn to at Rehoboth. 

"Chaffe, Braddock. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Ide'sco., commanded by Capt. 



THE BRADDOCK CHAFFEE UNE. 125 

Samuel Fisher, Col. Carpenter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; discharged Sept. 12, 
1779; service, 1 mo., at Rhode Island; company detached for 4 weeks service." 

Braddock Chaffee was born in the same year as Comfort*' Chaffee, and was a first 
cousin of Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., the father of Comfort Chaffee. As Braddock and 
Comfort were born in Rehoboth, and both served in Col. Carpenter's regiment in the 
Revolution, we may well suppose that they were playmates in boyhood and com- 
panions in their youth. Their children were of about equal age. On Jan. 28, 1801, 
Braddock Chaffee, of Rehoboth, bought of Comfort Chaffee, of Clarendon, Vt., for 
$1,200, the home farm of the latter "containing by estimation 76 1-2 acres." (See 
pages 12 and 13.) 

The compiler's attention was first drawn to this family in May, 1909, while 
walking through the cemetery south of Berkshire Center, Vt. A blue slatestone 
marker was found at the grave of "Sarah, wife of Braddock Chaffee." The inscrip- 
tion is the old style script once so common, and as the letters are not deeply cut the 
inscription is difficult to read. By the side of this stone is a small slab of common 
field stone on which two letters are rudely chiseled. These look much like "B Iv" 
but may be "B C" for Braddock Chaffee. Whether he is buried here the compiler 
did not learn. His death is not recorded on the records of Clarendon, Rutland or 
Berkshire, Vt. He made his will March 10, 1813, and the same was offered for 
probate May 13, 1813, showing that he died between these dates, and probably near 
the latter date. He probably died in Clarendon, Rutland county. 

In January, 1836, Cromwell Bowen, of Berkshire, made a trip to Clarendon. 
Mrs. Sally Green and Mrs. Mary Birch, daughters of Braddock Chaffee and residents 
of Berkshire, arranged with Mr. Bowen to bring their mother, the widow of Braddock 
Chaffee, to Berkshire on his return. While at Clarendon it was further arranged 
that Mr. Bowen should also carry to Berkshire Luthera Marion Chaffee, the twelve 
years old orphan granddaughter of Mrs. Chaffee. At the end of the first day of the 
journey the party stopped at a tavern in Leicester. Mrs. Chaffee was a sufferer from 
heart trouble, and in the night arose and dressed and went to the office in the tavern 
where there was a good fire in the large fireplace, and earh- in the morning was 
found dead on the floor, having fallen from her chair. The journey was delayed one 
day so that a coffin might be secured, and the Berkshire relatives were notified. A 
brief service was held at Leicester, and a considerable body of men escorted the 
funeral party to the \dllage limits, an act of courtesy' and respect much appreciated by 
those who were bereaved among strangers. The bod}' of Mrs. Chaffee was taken to 
Berkshire and buried in the cemetery south of the Center. The incidents of this para- 
graph were told the compiler b}- Mrs. Luthera M. (Chaffee) Branch, widow of the late 
Dr. John Branch, of St. Albans, Vt., in an inter\aew in March, 1911. Mrs. Branch is 
the granddaughter referred to. 

Braddock Chaffee bought and sold several parcels of land in Rehoboth, and an 
account of these transactions is found in "The Chaffee Genealogy." In one of these 
deeds he is called "Braddock Chaffe yeoman of Rehoboth." 

The compiler has not learned of any Chaffees or Chaffee descendants who settled 
early in Franklin county, Vermont, other than Comfort Chaffee and his children, 
and the two daughters of Braddock Chaffee just mentioned, Mrs. Green and Mrs. 
Birch. The date of their settlement in Berkshire is not known to the compiler, but 
it may have been but a little later than that of Comfort Chaffee. Because of this 
early settlement in Berkshire, and because three descendants of Braddock married 
descendants of Comfort, this chapter is given herewith. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 
+ i Sarah « Chaffee, b. Feb. 28, 1784; m. Jonas Green. 
4- ii Mary Chaffee, b. May 25, 1786; m. Birch. 



126 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

iii Hannah Chaffee, b. Nov. 11, 1788; d. (prob.) before 1813, as she was not 

mentioned in her father's will; probably unmarried, 
iv Judith Chaffee, b. Nov. 11, 1790; d. (prob.) before 1813, as she was not 
mentioned in her father's v/ill; probably unmarried. 
+ V Asa Chaffee, b. May 20, 1794; m. Mrs. Almira M. Colvin. 

+ vi Henrietta Chaffee, b. Jan. 2, 1797; m. Collins. 

vii L/ephe Chaffee, b. Aug. 31, 1798; d. (prob.) before 1813, as she was not 
mentioned in her father's will; probably unmarried. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 
Sarah*' Chaffee, (Braddock,^ Dan,'' Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas ^) (familiarly 
known as "Sally") b. Feb. 28, 1784, Rehoboth, Mass.; m. to Jonas Green, son of 
Philip Green, of Clarendon, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. Green long resided in Berkshire, 
Vt., on the farm adjoining that of Reuben^ Chaffee on the east, it being lot No. 
4 in the first division of Berkshire. Philip Green bought this lot of Comfort Chaffee 
for $400 on June 20, 1803. (See page 13.) This farm is now owned and occupied by 
Joseph Demar. 

Child: 
i Nelson H.^ Green, b. (about) July 27, 1807; d. Dec. 6, 1870, Berkshire, "aged 
63 years, 4 months and 9 days;" Unm.; a farmer. 

Mary 6 Chaffee, (Braddock,^ Dan,'* Jonathan, « Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) b. May 25, 

1786, Rehoboth, Mass.; d. Dec. 22, 1873, Berkshire, Vt.; m. to Birch. 

Throughout Berkshire, Mrs. Birch was familiarly known as "Grandma Birch." 
She was rather reticent concerning her early life, and rarely spoke of her husband, 
of whom almost nothing is known. It is told that she once said that her husband 
was a foundling and was left at the roots of a large birch tree, hence those who found 
him and brought him up gave him the name of "Birch." Her later life was passed 
■with her daughters in Berkshire. 

Children: 
+ i Dephe ^ Birch, b. in 1805; m. Asaph Wheeler. 
-j- ii Celina Birch, b. (about) Aug. 2, 1806; m. George W. Larabee. 

Asa <5 Chaffee, (Braddock,* Dan,^ Jonathan, =^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) b. May 20, 
1794, Rehoboth, Mass.; d. in 1823 or 1824, (prob.) in Clarendon, Vt.; m. to Mrs. 
Almira M. Colvin. Mr. Chaffee probably resided in Clarendon, Vt. He died 
possessed of some property, as his daughter had a guardian appointed to care for the 
same. 

Child: 
i Luthera Marion^ Chaffee, b. Oct. 27, 1823; m. April 14, 1846, in St. Albans, Vt., 
by the Rev. Worthington Smith, to Dr. John Branch, of St. Albans. At 
that time she was called "of Berkshire, Vt." Dr. Branch is deceased, but 
in 1911 Mrs. Branch was living at the corner of Bank and High streets, St. 
Albans, with her son, John* Branch, treasurer of the People's Trust Co. 
No attempt was made to complete the record of this family. 

Henrietta "^ Chaffee, (Braddock,^ Dan,'* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) b. Jan. 

2, 1797, Rehoboth, Mass.; m. to Collins; had several children, and moved 

to the West. The compiler made no attempt to complete the record of this family, 
as it did not appear that they resided in Berkshire at any time. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 
Lephe^ Birch, (Mary" Chaffee, Braddock,* Dan,"* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas') b. in 1805; d. in 1857, (prob.) Enosburg, Vt.; m. to Asaph Wheeler, 
and resided in Enosbixrg. Mr. Wheeler was a farmer. Among the children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler were the following: 



THE BRADDOCK CHAFFEK LINE. 127 

i lyucius H. Wheeler, b. Nov. 4, 1827, Enosburg; m. (2) Mrs. Elvira R.^ 

(Chaffee) Redding. (See No. 67.) 
ii Ivuthera E. Wheeler, b. in 1832, Enosburg; m. John ^ Chaffee, Jr. (See No. 54.) 

Celina' Birch, (Mary*' Chaffee, Braddock,* Dan,'* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas') b. (about) Aug. 2, 1806; d. Feb. 7, 1844, (prob.) Berkshire, "aged 37 
years, 6 months and 5 days;" m. to George W. I^arabee, son of William and Amy 
I/arabee, b. (about) Oct. 21, 1800, d. Feb. 6, 1890, "aged 89 years, 3 months and 16 
days." Mr. L/arabee was a farmer; resided in Berkshire. Among the children of 
Mr. and Mrs. I/arabee is the following: 

i Asa Chaffee 8 I^arabee, b. June 29, 1833; m. to Ivydia I^ewis, b. Feb. 1, 1837, d. 
Nov. 30, 1909. Among the children of Mr. and Mrs. Ivarabee is the 
following: 

Ivawrence Brainerd ^ L^arabee, b. Oct. 4, 1869, Berkshire; m. to Sabra 
Elnora 9 Chaffee. (See No. 258.) 

Note. — No attempt has been made to make this chapter complete, but only to 
show the connection with the common ancestor of those of this line who married 
descendants of the Comfort Chaffee line, and to sketch briefly the lineage and the 
connection with Berkshire history. 



THE BLISS FAMILY. 



Thomas Bliss, said to have been the son of Jonathan Bliss, of Belstone, England, 
came to America from England in 1636; settled in Rehoboth, Mass., in 1643; m. to 
Mistress Ide. 

Jonathan Bliss, son of Thomas Bliss and Mistress Ide, b. about 1625, in England; 
d. about the beginning of the year 1687; m. to Miriam Harmon. He was a black- 
smith, and resided in Rehoboth, Mass. 

Children: 

+ i Experience* Bliss, b. Feb. 5, 1649; m. Nathaniel Chaflfe. 

ii Rachel Bliss, b. Dec. 1, 1651; m. Thomas Mann, 

iii Jonathan Bliss, b. March 4, 1653; d. same year, 

iv Mary Bliss, b. Sept. 30, 1655. 

V Elizabeth Bliss, b. Jan. 29, 1657, m. James Thurber. 

vi vSamuel Bliss, b. June 24, 1660; d. Aug. 28, 1720. 

vii Martha Bliss, b. April, 1663. 

viii Jonathan Bliss (sometimes recorded as Timothy), b. Sept. 17, 1666; d. 
Oct. 16, 1719. 

-|- ix Dorithy Bliss, b. Jan. 27, 1668; m. James Carpenter. 

X Bethia Bliss, b. August, 1671; m. Daniel Carpenter. 

Experience Bliss, dau. of Jonathan and Miriam (Harmon) Bliss, b. Feb. 5, 
1649, (prob.) Rehoboth, Mass.; d. September, 1721, Rehoboth; m. Aug. 19, 1669, in 
Swansea, Mass., to Nathaniel - Chaffe (Thomas ^). (See pages 4 and 5.) 

In response to an inquiry asking for the authority for calling Experience Bliss 
the daughter of Jonathan and Miriam (Harmon) Bliss, when "The Bliss Genealogy" 
gave no such child to them, Mr. William H. Chaffee, of South Manchester, Conn., 
author and compiler of "The Chaffee Genealogy," wrote as follows: 

"I have found out that the Bliss Genealogy is wrong in calling the first child of 
Jonathan and Miriam (Harmon) Bliss, Ephraim, for it was Experience, b. Feb. 5th, 
1649, as there was no Ephraim Bliss living in Rehoboth, Mass., till a generation 
later. Experience married Nathaniel Chaffee." 

Dorithy Bliss, dau. of Jonathan and Miriam (Harmon) Bliss, b. Jan. 27, 1668, 
(prob.) Rehoboth, Mass.; d. Oct. 28, 1694; m. June 26, 1690, to James* Carpen- 
ter, (Samuel,^ William,^ William, ^ William.') See next chapter for further record. 

*Given as Ephraim Bliss in "The Blis.s Genealogy." 



THE CARPENTER FAMILY. 



In "The Carpenter Genealogy," by the late Amos B. Carpenter, of Waterford, 
Vt. , is given a line of descent of English Carpenters, which, if not absolutely proven 
in all details, is undoubtedly correct. The first nine generations are brieiiy as 
follows : 

1 John Carpenter, "In 1303 (the 20th year of the reign of Edward I) John Car- 

penter appeared. He was a member of Parliament in 1323, for the Borough 
of Leskard, in Cornwall." — Playfair's British Antiquities, L/ondon, 1810. 

2 Richard Carpenter, son of John, born about 1335. 

3 John Carpenter, Sr., son of Richard, and brother of John, the Town Clerk of 

London. 

4 John Carpenter, Jr., son of John, Sr., born about 1410. 

5 William Carpenter, son of John, born about 1440, died in 1520. The William of 

Homme. 

6 James Carpenter, son of William, probably born about 1460; died in 1537. 

7 John Carpenter, son of James, probably born about 1485, died in 1540. 

8 William Carpenter, son of John, probably born about 1505, or 1520; died in 1550. 

9 William Carpenter, son of William, probably born in 1540. He is William ^ 

Carpenter of the Genealogy. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

William ' Carpenter, probably born about 1540; lived in England, was the 
ninth in the line of the English Carpenters. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

William- Carpenter, (William i) born in 1576, England; was a resident of 
Ivondon; came to America in the ship "Bevis" in 1638, with his son, William, and 
son's family, and returned in the same vessel in which he came over. Was a 
carpenter by trade. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

William 3 Carpenter, (William,2 William i) b. in 1605, in England; d. Feb. 7, 

1659, Rehoboth; came to America in the ship "Bevis" in 1638; m. to Abigail , 

who died Feb. 22, 1687. Mr. Carpenter settled first in Weymouth, Mass., and a few 
years later in Rehoboth. 

Children, the first three born in England, the next three in Weymouth, and 

the youngest one in Rehoboth: 

i John'* Carpenter, b. about 1628. 

+ ii William Carpenter, b. about 1631, or 1632. 

iii Joseph Carpenter, b. (prob.) about 1633. 

iv Hannah Carpenter, b. April 3, 1640. 

V Abiah Carpenter, a twin, b. April 9, 1643. 

vi Abigail Carpenter, a twin, b. April 9, 1643. 

+ vii Samuel Carpenter, b. (prob.) in 1644; m. Sarah Readaway. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

WilUam^ Carpenter, (William, ^ William, 2 William i) b. about 1631 or 1632 in 
England; d. Jan. 26, 1703, Rehoboth, Mass., aged 72 years; m. (1) Oct. 5, 1651, to 
Priscilla Bennett, who d. Oct. 20, 1663, Rehoboth; (2) Dec. 10, 1663, to Miriam 
Searles, who died May 1, 1722, Rehoboth, Mass., age as marked on tombstone, 93 



130 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

years. Four children were born to Mr. Carpenter by his first wife, and ten by his 
second wife. The thirteenth child was 

Hannah" Carpenter, b. April 10, 1684, or 1685, Rehoboth, Mass.; m. Nov. 23, 
1703, to Jonathan^ Chaffe, (Nathaniel, ^ Thomas. i) (See pages 5 and 6.) 

SamueP Carpenter, (William, 3 William, 2 William 1) b. (prob.) 1644, Rehoboth, 
Mass.; d. Feb. 20, 1682, or 1683; m. May 25, 1660, to Sarah Readaway. Ten children 
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter, of whom the fourth was 

+ James 5 Carpenter, b. April 12, 1668, Rehoboth; m. (1) Dorithy Bliss; (2) Grace 
Palmer. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

James'' Carpenter, (Samuel,* William, ^ William, 2 William^) b. April 12, 1668, 
Rehoboth, Mass.; d. April 27, 1737, in his 71st year; m. (1) June 26, 1690, to Dorithy 
Bliss, dau. of Jonathan and Miriam (Harmon) Bliss, b. Jan. 27, 1668, (prob.) 
Rehoboth, d. Oct. 28, 1694, Rehoboth, (see preceeding chapter) ; (2) April 15, 1695, 
in Rehoboth, to Grace Palmer. 

Three children were born to Mr. Carpenter by his first wife, and six children by 
his second wife, all born in Rehoboth. The third child (by first wife, Uorithy Bliss) 
was 
+ Dorothy ^ Carpenter, b. Oct. 7, 1694; m. Benjamin Mansfield. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

Dorothy 8 Carpenter, (James, ^ Samuel,* William, ^ William,^ William^) b. Oct. 7, 

1694, Rehoboth, Mass.; d. Feb. 17, 1740, Rehoboth; m. Sept. 29, 1726, (intentions 

published Oct. 30, 1725,) in Rehoboth, by the Rev. John Greenwood, to Benjamin 

Mansfield. Earnest efforts by the compiler and others have so far failed to discover 

the ancestry of Benjamin Mansfield. His birth is not recorded in Rehoboth. Among 

the children of Benjamin and Dorothy (Carpenter) Mansfield was 

Ruth ^ Mansfield, b. June 4, 1732, Rehoboth; d. Jan. 3, 1760, Rehoboth; m. Oct. 
15, 1755, in Rehoboth, to Nathaniel* Chaffee, Jr., (Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ^) and became the mother of Comfort^ Chaffee. (See 
pages 6 and 7.) 

The fact that Ruth Mansfield and her husband, Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., were each 
descended from both the Bliss and Carpenter families should be noticed. 



THE MASON FAMILY. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

Sampson Mason was in Massachusetts as early as July 25, 1649. The Rev. 
Isaac Backus in the "History of the Baptists in America" says, "Sampson Mason was 
a soldier in Cromwell's army and he came to America upon the turn of the times in 
England and settled in Rehoboth, and his posterity are now as numerous as perhaps 
those of any man who came to ovir country in his day. ' ' 

Sampson Mason bought a house and home lot in Dorchester, Mass., March 9, 
1650-51, and sold the same Feb. 19, 1655-6. He was in Rehoboth, Mass., as early as 
Dec. 9, 1657. He married Mary Butterworth, who died Aug. 29, 1714. Sampson 
Mason was designated as a shoemaker. His burial is recorded in Rehoboth Sept. 15, 
1676. 

Sampson Mason had thirteen children — Noah, Sampson, Jr., John, Samuel, 
Sarah, Mary, James, Joseph, Bethiah, Isaac, Pelatiah, Benjamin, Thankful. 

SECOND GENERATION. 
Samuel- Mason, (Sampson^) b. Feb. 12, 1656-7, (prob.) Rehoboth, Mass.; d. 
Jan. 25, 1743-4, and is buried in the old Kickemuit cemetery, now within the limits 
of Warren, R. I.; m. (1) March 2, 1682, to Elizabeth Miller, probably the dau. of 
John and Mary Miller, of Rehoboth, b. "the middle of October, 1659," [Arnold's 
Rehoboth says middle of July] d. March 3, 1718, her gravestone, in Swansea, Mass., 
says "in her 59th year;" (2) Nov. 4, 1718, to Mrs. Ivydia Tillinghast, probably the 
widow of the Rev. Pardon Tillinghast, of Providence, R. I., and dau. of Philip and 
L/ydia (Masters) I/abor. She died in 1720. Samuel Mason was a shoemaker. 

Samuel Mason had four children, all by his first wife — Samuel, Jr., James, 
Elizabeth, Amos. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
SamueP Mason, Jr., (Samuel, ^ Sampson ^) b. June 9, 1683, Rehoboth, Mass.; d. 
(prob.) in 1772; m. (1) [intentions pubHshed] March 23, 1708-9, to Rebeckah Read, 
(prob.) dau. of Moses and Rebeckah (Fitch) Read, b. Sept. 14, 1683, Rehoboth, d. 
April 19, 1728; (2) Jan. 27, 1742-3, to Mrs. Freelove Chaffee, (prob.) widow of Amos 
Chaffee and dau. of Samuel and Patience (Ide) Carpenter, b. Dec. 31, 1706, Reho- 
both, d. after 1772. Samuel Mason, Jr., made no will and his estate was adminstered 
by his son, Samuel. The inventory was taken Sept. 1, 1772. 

Children, by first wife, — Rebeckah, Elizabeth, Samuel, Sarah, Hannah, Mary, 
Moses, Ivydia, Susannah, John. 

Children, by second wife, — John, Amy, Sarah, Hannah. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
Rebeckah^ Mason, (Samuel,^ Samuel,- Sampson') b. April 27, 1710, Rehoboth, 
Mass.; d. April 22, 1745, or 1746, Rehoboth; m. Dec. 12, 1734, in Rehoboth, to 
Nathaniel'* ChaflFe, (Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,- Thomas.') (See page 6.) 



THE STOW FAMILY. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

John^ Stow, came from Kent county, England, with his wife* and six 
children, in one of the six ships of Winthrop's company that arrived in the week of 
the General Com-fs meeting, May 17, 1634; settled in Roxbury, Mass.; freeman 
Sept. 3, 1634, member of Ancient and Honorable Artillery company, 1638; wife died 
(or was buried) Aug. 21, 1638; representative at both sessions of the General Court, 
1639; d. Oct. 26, 1643; Pastor Eliot's record says "An Old Kentish Man." 

Children, born in England: 

i Thomas- Stow, m. Dec. 4, 1639, to Marj' Griggs (or Gragg). 

ii Elizabeth Stow, m. Dec. 4, 1639, to Henry Archer of Ipswich, 

iii John Stow, Jr., prob. Unm.; probably died before September, 1653. 

+ iv Nathaniel Stow, m. Elizabeth 

V Samuel Stow, b. about 1722; graduated, Harvard, 1645; freeman same year; 

became minister at Middleton, Conn., 1653; d. May 8, 1704; m. Hope 
Fletcher, dau. of William Fletcher of Chelmsford, Mass. 
vi Thankful Stow, m. John Pierpont. 

SECOND GENERATION. 
Nathaniel 2 Stow, (John i) b. (prob.) about IfcO, England; came to Roxbury, 
Mass., with his parents, in 1634; located in Concord, Mass.; freeman 1690 (?); m. 
Elizabeth , who d. June 8, 1661. 

Children: 

+ i Samuel ^ Stow; m. Elizabeth . 

ii Thankful Stow. 

Two children died in infancy. 

THIRD GENERATION. 
SamueF Stow, (Nathaniel, ^ Thomas ') b. about 1644 or '45; named for his uncle, 
the Rev. Samuel Stow, of Middleton, Conn.; served in King Philip's War; settled in 

Marlboro, Mass.; in 1677; m. Elizabeth , who d. June 17, 1737; bought in 

1684 of Waban and James Atchuit, Indians of Natick, Mass., twenty acres of land in 
Marlboro, Mass.; was one of the proprietors of Ockoocangansett plantation; 
prominent in town affairs; d. Feb. 9, 1721, aged 76 years. 

Children, born in Marlboro: 
i Samuel'* Stow, b. 1680; d. 1768; resided in Marlboro; seven children. 
+ ii Thomas Stow, b. Dec. 27, 1682; m. Hannah Johnson, 
iii Mary Stow, m. Jonathan Morse. 
iv Thankful Stow, m. Samuel Stevens. 

V Rachel Stow, m. Ivuke Rice. 

vi John Stow, m. Elizabeth Brigham; ten children. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

Thomas^ Stow, (Samuel, ^ Nathaniel,- John ') b. Dec. 27, 1682; d. Aug. 31, 
1765; m.' Jan. 20, 1713-14, Hannah Johnson, of Marlboro, Mass., dau. of William ^ 
Johnson (Jonathan,- William i) and Hannah (Larkin) Johnson. She was b. July 20, 
1691, d. June 15, 1789. 

Children: 

i Son, b. Aug. 5, 1714; d. Aug. 11. 1714. 
ii Daughter, b. Aug. 28, 1715; d. Sept. 1, 1715. 

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iii Comfort Stow, b. July 16, 1716; d. Oct. 18, 1716. 
iv Thomas Stow, b. Sept. 8, 1717; d. Sept. 19, 1717. 

V Benjamin Stow, b. Aug. 25, 1718; m. Mercy ; settled in Harvard, 

Mass. 
vi Davnd Stow, b. Oct. 14, 1719; d. June 12, 1722. 
vii Thomas Stow, b. Oct. 15, 1720; m. June 3, 1752, EHzabeth Newton; 

was a weaver in Marlboro, Mass. 
viii Charles Stow, b. Dec. 31, 1721; d. June 23, 1722. 
ix Samuel Stow, b. Dec. 26, 1723; d. Jan. 12, 1813; m. Rebecca Howe, Aug. 
28, 1748. 
X Stephen Stow, b. Dec. 15, 1724; m. May 23, 1753, Abigail Smith; resided 

in Marlboro and Stow, Mass. 
xi Josiah Stow, b. Dec. 8, 1725; d. Dec. 25, 1725. 
xii Hannah Stow, b. Dec. 9, 1726; d. Jan. 4. 1727. 

xiii Experience Stow, b. Feb. 24, 1728; d. May 3, 1755; m. Nathan Newfon. 
+ xiv David Stow, b. April 29, 1729; m. Ivucy Goodnow. 

XV Josiah Stow, b. July 5, 1730; d. March 28, 1818; m. Feb. 19, 1760. Ruth 

Howe; lived in Marlboro, 
xvi Hannah Stow, b. Sept. 8, 1731; d. Sept. 29, 1740. 
xvii Sabina (or Sabilla) Stow, b. Sept. 4, 1732; d. Nov. 15, 1732. 
xviii Silas Stow, b. Oct. 20, 1734; d. October, 1740. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

David ■' Stow, (Thomas,^ Samuel, ^ Nathaniel, ^ John i) b. April 29, 1729, Marlboro, 
Mass.; m. (intentions published) April 20, 1754, Westboro, Mass. , to Lucy Goodnow, 
dau. of Thomas and Persis (Rice) Goodnow, b. May 16, 1736, Westboro. Da\ad 
Stow resided in Grafton, Mass. When a young woman, Mrs. Lovina F. (Chaffee) 
Wheeler (No. 68) visited the house in Grafton in which David and Lucy (Goodnow) 
Stow resided, and saw the room wherein her grandmother, Lucy (Stow) Chaffee, 
was born. 

Children, born in Grafton: 

i Levinah, or Lovina,^ Stow, b. May 17, 1755; m. (prob.) ^ Felton, of 

Grafton, Mass. It is probable that Lovina Felton * Chaffee (No. 68) was 
named for her. 
ii Elijah Stow, b. Jan. 21,-1757. 
+ iii Lucv Stow, b. April 30, 1758; m. (1) Reuben Hoj-t; (2) Comfort Cliaffee. 
iv David Stow, b. March 12, 1760. 

V Samuel Stow, b. Nov. 26, 1761; probabh- resided in Providence, •i. I. 
vi Aaron Stow, b. (bap.) Dec. 4, 1763. It is probable that Aaron St'> ve ' Chaffee 

(No. 10) was named for him. 
vii Ithamar Stow, b. (bap.) April 6, 1766. It is probable that Ithamar Stowe^ 

Chaffee (No. 20) was named for him. 
viii Moses Stow, b. (bap.) Jan. 28, 1770; probably died in infancy, 
ix Moses Stow\ b. (bap.) July 28, 1771; probably resided in New Haven, Vt. 
X Joshua Stow. b. (bap.) June 26, 1774; probably died in infancy, 
xi Joshua Stow, b. (bap.) Oct. 15, 1775. 
xii Lovel Stow, b, June 7, 1779; m. Aug. 16, 1801, to Betsey Batchellor. It is 

probable that Lovell Stowe*' Chaiiee (No. 71) was named for him. 
xiii Silas Stow, b. June 19, 1784; d. Oct. 13, 1872, Berkshire, Vt.; m. April 28, 
1811, in Grafton, to Polly Nason, b. Oct. 19, 1788, Boston, Mass., d. Feb. 
2, 1868, Berkshire. Mr. and Mrs. Stow resided in Berkshire, and their 
descendants are quite numerous, a large number of whom still reside in 
Berkshire. 
There is said to have been another daughter, probablj' named Persis Stow, who 

probably married White. One autliority says there were fourteen children 

in this family, while the late S. Absalom Sowe, of Berkshire, told the compiler, in 
the autumn of 1909, that his father, Silas Stow, was the youngest one of a family of 
fifteen children. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

Lucy ^5 Stow, (David, ^ Thomas,^ Samuel,'' Nathaniel, ^ John ^ ) b. April 30, 1758, 
Grafton. Mass.; d. March 23. 1845, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) June 20, 1779, to Reuben 



134 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Hoyt, of New Braintree, Mass., a Revolutionary soldier who d. Feb. 4, 1781; (2) 
Sept. 25, 1781, in Grafton, to Comfort « Chaffee, (Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel," Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas.^) See pages 10 to 20. 



THE JOHNSON FAMILY. 

William Johnson came from England and settled in Charlestown, Mass., in 1634. 
One or two children were born before leaving England; he had in all six sons and 
two daughters, the third son being 

Jonathan - Johnson, (William 1) b. Aug. 14, 1641; m. Oct. 14, 1663, to Mary 
Newton, dau. of Richard and Anne Newton. Jonathan Johnson is called the head of 
the Southboro, Mass., branch. He had three children who lived to adult age, one of 
whom was 

William 3 Johnson, (Jonathan, ^ William i) b. Dec. 15, 1665; m. (1) in 1688, to 
Hannah Ivarkin, dau. of Thomas Ivarkin, of Charlestown, Mass., who d. Dec. 18, 
1696; (2) to Hannah Rider, dau. of William Rider, of Watertown, Mass., and after- 
wards of Sherborn, Mass. Four children were born to William ^ Johnson by his first 
wife, and eight by his second wife — six sons and six daughters, two of the daughters 
dying young. One of the children by the first marriage was 

Hannah " Johnson, ( William, ^ Jonathan,- William i) b. July 20, 1691, Marlboro, 
Mass.; d. June 15, 1789, Marlboro; m. Jan. 20, 1713-14, in Marlboro, to Thomas" 
Stow, (Samuel," Nathaniel,^ John. See the record of the family of Thomas Stow 
earlier in this chapter. 

The will of Thomas Stow was proved Oct. 8, 1765. In this will the son, Josiah 
Stow, was required to provide for the support of his mother, Hannah Stow, and the 
provision for the widow is so immediately connected with the mode of living at that 
time that a few of the items are given, and this enumeration will apply substantially 
to other cases of that period. There was to be provided annually "9 bushels of corn, 
3 bushels of rye, 2 bushels of malt, 120 pounds of porlc, 80 pounds of beef, 2 barrels 
of cider, 20 pounds of mutton, 1 bushel of salt, 2 gallons of rum, 4 gallons of 
molasses, 6 pounds of sugar, together with the income of two cows, a horse and 
tackling to ride to meeting, etc., etc." 

Hannah (Johnson) Stow was the mother of eighteen children, yet she lived to be 
nearl}' 98 years of age. The longevity of the descendants of the Stows and Johnsons 
seems remarkable. 

This Hannah Stow was "the honoured grandmother" who gave Ivucy "^ Stow a 
Bible on Dec. 14, 1776, as told on page 10. When we think of this Bible having 
been given by a woman born 220 years ago, it seems a more precious relic than ever. 



THE GOODNOW FAMILY. 

Thomas Goodnow and wife, Mary, had 

Samuel -' Goodnow, (Thomas i) of Marlboro, Mass., who was made freeman in 
1690; d. in 1717; m. to Mary , and had sons 

i Thomas^ Goodnow, b. Dec. 6, 1672. (March 5, 1671-2 in dup.) 
+ii Samuel Goodnow, b. "ye latter end Nov." 1679; m. Sarah . 



(The authority for the above is "Savage's Genealogical Dictionary," which gives 
under the name, Goodnow, ' 'Samuel of Marlboro, son of Thomas b}- wife Mary, had 
Thomas b. in 1672; was freeman in 1690; d. 1717." Also, in '"Marlboro Vital 
Records," births, under name of Goodenow is found "Thomas, son Samuel and 



THE STOW FAMILY. 135 

Mary, Dec. 6, 1672 (March 5, 1671-2 in dup.)" and "Samuel, son Samuel and Mary 
'ye latter end Nov.' 1675." Goodnow is variously spelled "Goodenow" and "Good- 
enough" in the records.) 

Samuel^ Goodnow, (Samuel,- Thomas ') b. "ye latter end Nov." 1675, Marlboro, 
Mass.; m. to Sarah , and had 

Thomas ^ Goodnow, (Samuel, ^ Samuel, ^ Thomas i) b. May 18, 1709; d. May 22, 
1790; m. April 7, 1734, to Persis "i Rice , (Edward, ^ Samuel, 2 Edmund') b. April 15, 
1714, (see record of Rice family following this); resided in Westboro and Northboro, 
Mass.; had twelve children, the second one being 

Lucy * Goodnow, (Thomas,^ Samuel, ^ Samuel,- Thomas') b. May 16, 1736, West- 
boro, Mass.; m. (intentions published) April 20, 1754, to David ^ Stow, (Thomas, ■♦ 
Samuel,^ Nathaniel, 2 John') of Marlboro, Mass., b. April 29, 1729, Marlboro; resided 
in Grafton, Mass. See the record of David Stow's family earlier in this chapter. 

Note. — No published Goodnow genealogy has been found by the compiler, and 
the foregoing line has been arranged from the authorities given, together with the 
\atal records of other towns, but it is believed to be correct. 



THE RICE FAMILY. 
Edmund Rice, b. about 1594, came to New England, and settled in Sudbury, 
Mass., in 1639; later removed to Marlboro, Mass.; d. May 3, 1663, Marlboro. He 
had twelve children, nine sons and three daughters, the fifth son being 

Samuel 2 Rice, (Edmund') b. (about) 1634 (he was 32 years old May 2, 1666); d. 
Feb. 25, 1684-5, aged about 51 years; m. (1) Nov. 8, 1665, to Elizabeth King, whod. 
at Sudbury, and was buried Oct. 30, 1667; (2) September, 1668, to Mrs. Mary (Dix) 
Brown, widow of Abraham Brown, of Watertown, Mass., d. June 18, 1675; (3) Dec. 
13, 1676, to Mrs. Sarah (White) Hosmer, widow of James Hosmer, Jr., of Concord, 
Mass. He had six children by his first wife, three children by his second vdfe, and 
one child by his third. The only son by the second wife, Mary (Dix) Brown, was 

Edward 3 Rice, (Sarnuel,^ Edmund ') b. June 20, 1672; d. July 20, 1741, Marlboro, 

Mass.; m. May 25, 1702, to Lydia Fairbank, dau. of Eliezer and Martha 

Fairbank, of Sherborn, Mass., b. March 8, 1682-3, d. Sept. 13, 1755. (See a sketch 
of the Fairbank family following this.) Edward ^ Rice resided in Marlboro. He had 
ten children, the sixth one being 

Persis •♦ Rice, (Edward, ^ Samuel, 2 Edmund') b. April 15, 1714; m. to Thomas'* 
Goodnow (Samuel,^ Samuel, 2 Thomas.') See the record of Thomas Goodnow's fam- 
ily earlier in this chapter. 



THE FAIRBANK FAMII^Y. 

Jonathan Fairbank, b. in England before 1600; d. Dec. 5, 1668, Dedham, Mass.; 
came in 1633 with his family to Boston where he remained three years, then settled 
in Dedham, and was one of the number who signed the Covenant when the town was 
established and named. His wife's maiden name was Grace Lee, and she d. "28th 
of 10th month 1673" or "19-3-1676" both dates being given in the records. The 
children of Jonathan Fairbank were all born in England, the second child being 

George - Fairbank, (Jonathan ') b. in England, came to Boston with his parents 
in 1633, and to Dedham, Mass., three years later; resided in Dedham until 1657, 
when he removed to Sherborn, Mass., and afterwards to Medwaj', Mass.; known as 



136 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

Captain George Fairbank; drowned Jan. 10, 1682; m. "26th of the 8th month, 1646," 
to Mar 3' Adams, of Dedham, who d. Aug. 11, 1711, in Mendon, Mass., probably at 
the home of her son-in-law, William Holbrook. The fourth child of Capt. George 
Fairbank was 

Eliesur^ Fairbank, also spelled "Eliezer", (George,- Jonathan i) b. "Sth of the 
4th month" 1655; lived in Sherborn, Mass.; in 1679, he drew a home lot of 19 acres 
on the main street of Sherborn, adjoining Peter's Hill; was selectman in 1703; m. to 

Martha . One historian gives her maiden name as Martha Bullard, dau. of 

Capt. Samuel Bullard, but Eliesur Fairbank's son, Capt. Eleasur Fairbank, m. Mar- 
tha, dau. of Capt. Samuel Bullard, and no mention is made in the Bullard Genealogy 
of Martha Bullard, wife of Eliesur Fairbank, Senr. Six children were born to Eliesur 
and Martha Fairbank, the third child being 

Lydia^ Fairbank, (Eliesur, ^ George, ^ Jonathan i) b. March 8, 1682-3; d. Sept. 13, 
1755; m. May 25, 1702, to Edward ^ Rice (Samuel,- Edmund i) b. June 20, 1672, d. 
July 20, 1741, Marlboro, Mass. See the record of this family earlier in this chapter. 



THE DANFORTH FAMILY. 



In Framlingham, England, has been found the records of four generations of 
ancestors of Nicholas Danforth, the New England pioneer, as follows: 

1 William Danforth, m. Isabel] ; d. in 1512. 

2 Paul Danforth, m. Katheryne ; d. in 1538. 

3 Nicholas Danforth, m. Alice ; d. in 1585. 

4 Thomas Danforth, m. Jan. 24, 1585, to Jane Sudbury, dau. of Thomas Sudbury; 

will proved Sept. 7, 1621. 

(There are eleven or more variations of the spelling of the name in the English 
records.) 



The American line begins with the ne.x:t generation: 

Nicholas Danforth, son of Thomas and Jane (Sudbury) Danforth, b. (bap.) March 
1, 1589, Framlingham, England; d. (about) April, 1638, Cambridge, Mass.; m. to 

Elizabeth , who was buried in Framlingham, Feb. 22. 1628; came wath his 

children to New England in 1634 and settled in Cambridge. Of the seven children 
of Nicholas Danforth, all born in England, the youngest one was 

Jonathan - Danforth, (Nicholas i) b. (bap.) March 2, 1627-8, Framlingham, Eng- 
land; d. in 1712 (-w-ill probated Oct. 27, 1712); m. (1) "22nd-9th month, 1654," to 
Elizabeth Powter, who d. Oct. 7, 1689; (2) Nov. 17, 1690, to Mrs. Esther (Champney) 
Converse, who d. April 5, 1713. He early settled in Billerica, Mass., and is called 
Captain Jonathan Danforth. He had nine children, all by the first wife, the seventh 
child being 

Samuel'^ Danforth, ( Jonathan, ^ Nicholas i) b. Feb. 5, 1665-6, Billerica, Mass.; d. 
April 19, 1742, Billerica; m. Jan. 8, 1694-5, to Hannah Crosby, dau. of Simon Crosby, 
b. March 30, 1672. She m. (2) Enoch Kidder. Samuel Danforth was a land sur- 
veyor. He had seven children, the youngest one being 

Jonathan ^ Danforth, (Samuel,'^ Jonathan, ^ Nicholas ') b. Jan. 11, 1712-13, Biller- 
ica, Mass.; d. in 1738 (will proved Dec. 9, 1738); m. to Sarah Manning, dau. of 
William and Elizabeth (French) Manning, b. Feb. 8, 1711, d. Dec. 11, 1745. In his 
will Jonathan Danforth calls himself "husbandman." The only child of Jonathan ^ 
Danforth was 

William ^ Danforth, (Jonathan,^ Samuel,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas i) b. Nov. 7, 1737, 
Billerica, Mass.; d. Oct. 17, 1813, Hartland, Vt. ; m. Jan. 3, 1760, to his cousin, 
Elizabeth^ Danforth, dau. of Samuel * Danforth, (Samuel,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas ^) and 
Elizabeth (Hosley) Danforth, b. May 10, 1736, d. March 28, 1817. Mr. Danforth 
resided in Hartland, Vt. He had ten children, the oldest one being 

William "^ Danforth, (William,'^ Jonathan,'' Samuel,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas') and 
(Elizabeth,^ Samuel, ^ Samuel,^ Jonathan,- Nicholas ') b. July 31, 1761, Hartland, Vt.; 
d. July, 1830, being killed by the kick of a horse; m. Dec. 29, 1781, to Priscilla 
Hoadley, dau. of Thomas and Mercy (Stone) Hoadley, b. March 19, 1762, Cambridge, 
Mass. Mr. Danforth was a farmer. He bought, Nov. 20, 1806, of Comfort'' ChaflFee, 



138 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

of Berkshire, for $300, lot No. 62 in the first division of Berkshire, to which place he 
removed with his family. 

Children: 
+ i Sally ^ Danforth, b. March 20, 1783; m. Reuben Chaffee. 
ii Betsey Danforth, b. Feb. 3, 1785; m. Isaac Brown. 

iii Susan Danforth, b. Sept. 7, 1786; m. (1) Zenas Higgins; (2) John E. Wright. 
iv William Danforth, b. July 10, 1788; m. Mary Farnsworth; resided for a time 
in Berkshire; became a Methodist preacher. 
+ V Priscilla Danforth, b. Aug. 28, 1790; m. (1) Comfort Chaffee, Jr.; (2) John 
Chaflfee. 
vi Warren Danforth, b. March 5, 1792; m. Eliz. Bronson. 
vii Joseph Danforth, b. Feb. 7, 1794; drowned Aug. 27, 1795. 
viii Polly Danforth, b. Dec. 7, 1796; m. Mason Farwell. 
ix Ivucinda Danforth, b. Feb. 20, 1798; m. James Stone; lived to be 96yearsold. 
X Rhoda Danforth, b. April 28, 1800; m. Benjamin C. Wood, 
xi Jonathan Danforth, b. May 15, 1802; m. Sally McAllister; was a farmer and 

Methodist preacher; resided in Berkshire, 
xii Hannah Danforth, b. March 1, 1804; d. in 1809. 
xiii Permela Danforth, b. March 10, 1806; m. Servarnard Jewett. 
xiv Persis Danforth, b. March 20, 1808; m. Joel Wright. 

Sally ' Danforth, (William,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel, ^ Jonathan, ^ Nicholas i) 
b. March 20, 1783, Fitchburg, Mass.; d. June 10, 1873, Berkshire, Vt.; m. Sept. 27, 
1807, to Reuben ^ Chaffee, (Comfort, « Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas.^) See No. 3, pages 21 and 22, for full record of this family. 

Priscilla ' Danforth, (William,* William,^ Jonathan,* Samuel,^ Jonathan, ^ Nich- 
olas i) b. Aug. 28, 1790, Hartland, Vt.; d. March 1, 1880, Berkshire, Vt.; m. (1) 
Oct. 27, 1811, to Comfort ■ Chaffee, Jr., (Comfort,«Nathaniel,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas.') See No. 6, pages 23 and 24, for full record of this family. 
She m. (2) Dec. 4, 1817, to John ^ Chaffee, a brother of her first husband. See No. 
8, pages 24 and 25, for a full record of this family. 

Note. — The double line of Danforth descent of these two women, through their 
grandparents, William^ Danforth and his wife, Elizabeth^ Danforth, should be kept 
in mind. 



THE KENDALL FAMILY. 

Francis Kendal, the common ancestor of the Kendalls in New England, was in 
Charlestown, Mass., in 1640, and thence went to Woburn, Mass., which was that year 
granted to Charlestown settlers. He was a very prominent citizen and had large 
influence. He died in 1708, aged 88 years. He was the miller of Woburn, and his 
mill privilege is yet in the family. His will, dated May 9, 1706, probated May 31, 
1708, is on file in the Probate Office of Middlesex county, at the court house. East 
Cambridge, Mass. Francis Kendal had nine children, four sons and five daughters, 
the youngest son being 

Jacob-, Kendal, (Francis i) b. Jan. 25, 1661; m. (1) Jan. 2, 1686, to Persis Hay- 
ward, who d. in 1694; (2) in 1695, to Alice Temple. Jacob Kendal had eighteen 
children in all, four sons and one daughter by his first wife, and eight sons and five 
daughters by his second wife. The sixth son by the second wife, Alice Temple, was 

Ebenezer 3 Kendall, (Jacob, ^ Francis i) b. April 5, 1710; d. Dec. 20, 1774; m. to 

Hannah , who d. Feb. 10, 1761; resided in Dunstable, Mass., where he was 

the earliest tavern keeper in town. His house stood near the present central cem- 
etery, and in his home was held the first recorded town meeting of Dunstable, and 
until the meeting house was built the town meetings were held in his tavern. He 
was one of the committee to build the meeting house in 1753, and was a signer of the 
original church covenant. He was called Ensign Kendall. After his death, the old 
tavern was a rendezvous for rallying during the Revolution. Among the children of 
Ebenezer and Hannah Kendall were five sons, viz.: Asa Kendall, b. in 1735, kept 
the tavern after his father's death, and was called Sergeant Kendall; Ebenezer Ken- 
dall, b. in 1736; William Kendall, b. Oct. 9, 1750; Hezekiah Kendall, b. in 1753, and 
Abraham Kendall, b. in 1756. 

William •* Kendall, (Ebenezer, 3 Jacob, 2 Francis 1) b. Oct. 9, 1750; d. in 1798; 
resided in Salisbury, Vt., and in 1794 removed to Franklin, Vt.; wife d. in 1797. He 
was called Captain William Kendall. There is a letter written bj- him in 1777 which 
is dated at "New Epswich," N. H. The history of Franklin in Miss Hemenway's 
"Vermont Historical Gazetteer" has the following: 

"Capt. William Kendall settled on what is since known as the John Hammond 
farm, in the S. E. part of the town, as early as 1794, .... Capt. Kendall was 
killed by the falling of a building, used as an asherv, a little south of here in the 
edge of Sheldon, in 1798. ' ' 

William Kendall had eleven children, viz.: Rebecca Kendall; Setli Kendall, b. 
Oct. 13, 1779, m. Lucy Chaflfee; Polly Kendall; George Washington Kendall ; William 
Kendall; Ducy Kendall; Sally Kendall; Phcebe Kendall, died when a child; Caleb 
Kendall; vSamuel Kendall, b. Sept. 5, 1794, Sheldon, Vt., m. Harriet Stebbins, 
resided in Enosburg Falls, Vt., where he was engaged in manufacturing, being in 
company with his brother, Seth Kendall for a time, had nine children, several 
descendants are now living in Enosburg Falls and vicinity; Nathan Kendall, d. 
when a young man. 

Seth 5 Kendall, (William,'* Ebenezer, 3 Jacob,- Francis!) b. Oct. 13, 1779, (prob.) 
Salisbury, Vt.; d. Jan. 25, 1846, West Berkshire, Vt.; m. Jan. 2, 1806, in Berkshire, 
to Lucy ^ Chaffee, (Comfort,*' Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,' Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel,- Thomas ') 
b. Jan. 3, 1787, Clarendon, Vt., d. Aug 3, 1863, Sheldon, Vt. See No. 4, page 22, 
for full record of this family. 



THE CUMMINGS FAMILY. 



Isaac Cumminga, b. in 1601; d. May, 1677; was the progenitor of the American 
family, which is known by at least sixteen different spellings, this form being the 
most common and is used herewith until the seventh generation. He resided in 
Topsfield, Mass., and had two sons and two daughters, the oldest son being 

John 2 Cummings, (Isaac ^) b. in 1630; d. Dec. 1, 1700; m. to Sarah Howlett, dau. 
of Ensign Thomas and Alice (French) Howlett, of Ipswich, Mass., d. Dec. 7, 1700. 
John Cummings resided in Boxford and Topsfield, Mass.; removed to Dunstable, 
Mass., about 1680. He had eleven children, the oldest one being 

John ^ Cummings, (John, ^ Isaac ') b. in 1657, Boxford, Mass.; m. Sept. 13, 1680, 
to Elizabeth Kinsley, dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Brackett) Kinsley (or Eldad and 
Mehitable (Morey) Kinsley), b. Nov. 22, 1657, Braintree, Mass., killed by Indians, 
July 3, 1706, Nashua, N. H., at which time Mr. Cummings was wounded and suffered 
a broken arm but escaped. He resided in Dunstable, Mass. Eight children were 
born to him, the oldest one being 

John'* Cummings, (John,3 John, 2 Isaac ') b. July 7, 1682; d. April 27, 1759; m. 
Oct. 3, 1705, to Elizabeth Adams, dau. of Pelatiah and Ruth Adams, of Chelmsford, 
Mass., b. April 26, 1680; d. April 30, 1759. He was prominent in church affairs, and 
was called Deacon Cummings. He resided in Westford, Mass., and had ten children, 
the seventh one being 

SamueP Cummings, (John, ^ John,'' John, 2 Isaac 1) b. Sept. 16, 1718, Westford, 
Mass.; d. June 9, 1796; m. Dec. 1, 1741, to Sarah Spaulding, dau. of Dea. Andrew 
and Abigail Spaulding, b. June 9, 1723, d. Nov. 23, 1801. Mr Cummings was a 
farmer, and resided in Westford and Dunstable, Mass., until 1744, when he removed 
to Cornish, N. H. He had nine children, the sixth one being 

Benjamin^ Cummings, (Samuel,* John,'* John,' John, ^ Isaac i) b. March 29, 1755, 
either Westford or Dunstable, Mass.; d. April 14, 1813; m. Sept. 5, 1776, to Mary 
Cooper, dau. of Dea. John and Mary (Sherman) Cooper, b. July 20, 1753, Hardwick, 
Mass., d. Dec. 13, 1843. She was cousin to Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence. Mr. Cummings resided in Cornish, N. H., and had 
twelve children, the second one being 

Temple Samuel' Comings, generally called Samuel, (Benjamin,'' Samuel,^ John, ^ 
John, 3 John,'' Isaac') b. Nov. 3, 1778, Cornish, N. H.; d. Oct. 10, 1866, Waldo, Wis.; 
m. (1) Jan. 25, 1803, in Roylston^ Mass., to I^ydia Marsh, b. March 10, 1778, d. Aug. 
24, 1813; (2) March 20, 1814, to Martha Aiken, who died; (3) Oct. 19, 1825, to 
Auretta Hopkins, d. April 8, 1829. He settled in Berkshire, Vt., in March, 1803. 
He had five children bj' his first wife, three children by his second wife, and two 
children by his third wife, all born in Berkshire. The oldest child was 

Julia Robigne ^ Comings, (Temple Samuel,'' Benjamin,'' Samuel,* Jolin,^ John,'' 
John, 2 Isaac 1) b. Nov. 17, 1803, Berkshire, Vt.; d. Sept. 16, 1884, South Stukely, 
Que.; m. Dec. 23, 1824, in Berkshire, to Elijah ' Chaffee, (Comfort," Nathaniel,* 
Nathaniel,'* Jonathan,'' Nathaniel,- Thomas.') See No. 9, pages 25 and 26, for a full 
record of this family. 



THE TOWLE FAMILY. 



An excellent little book entitled "Towle Genealogy" was compiled by Ed^wnn R. 
Towle, and published in 1892. From that work this chapter is condensed and 
arranged. Reuben Towle settled in Franklin, Vt., only thirteen years after Comfort 
Chaffee settled in the adjoining town of Berkshire, and he and his children were con- 
temporaries of Comfort Chaffee and his children. The ' 'Towle neighborhood" is but 
a few miles southeast of the "Chaffee neighborhood." At least eleven descendants 
of Reuben Towle have married descendants of Comfort Chaffee, hence this sketch. 
The Towle line runs as follows: 

1 Phillip Towle, b. about 1616, in England; d. Dec. 19, 1696; m. to Isabella Asten, 

dau. of Francis Asten, of Colchester, England; came to America in 1640; 
settled in Hampton, N. H. 

2 Caleb Towle, b. May 14, 1678; d. Sept. 20, 1763; m. April 1, 1698, to Zipporah 

Brackett; resided in Chester, N. H. 

3 Anthony Towle, b. April 30, 1703; m. Nov. 7, 1734, to Sarah Hobbs; resided in 

Chester, N. H. 

4 Jonathan Towle, b. in 1739; m. to Mrs. Ann Robie; resided in Chester, N. H. 

5 Reuben Towle, b. Oct. 24, 1762, Chester, N. H.; d. Sept. 15, 1849, Franklin, Vt.; 

m. (prob.) in 1786, to Sarah Clough, dau. of Theophilus Clough, d. March 7, 
1843, "aged seventy-nine years, ten months and fifteen days." 



Reuben Towle, just mentioned, removed to Franklin, Vt., in 1815, and remained 
there afterward. All of his children also settled near him. He was a farmer, but in 
earh- life learned the trade of tanner and currier. He was a soldier in the War of the 
Revolution. He was probably the only child of his father, but was brought up with 
the Robie children, his half brothers and sisters. 

Children, born in Enfield, N. H.: 

i Ann R. Towle, b. June 17, 1787; m. (1) Tristum C. Colcord; (2) John C. 

Colcord. 
ii Theophilus Towle, b. March 30, 1790; m. Deborah Miller, 
iii Elizabeth Towle, b. May 16, 1792; m. Dolphus Dewing, 
iv Sarah Towle, b. Feb. 4, 1795; m. Joseph Yaw. 

V Dorothy Towle, b. April 22, 1798; m. William A. Pearson. ^ 

vi Jonathan Towle, b. May 8, 1802; m. Ivorena Daines. 
__vii Reuben Towle, Jr., b. Jan. 14, 1804; ni. Narcissus Stanley. 

The only child of Tristum C. and Ann R. (Towle) Colcord was Betsey T. Colcord, 
m. Enoch Pomeroy. Their only son, George E. Pomeroy, m. Lydia E. Hibbard, 
and these became the parents of G. Hibbard Pomeroy, who m. Ethel Mary Arm- 
strong. See No. 387, page 88. 

The children of John C. and Ann R. (Towle) Colcord were Henry C. Colcord; 
George Colcord, d. young; John Colcord; Maria Colcord, d. aged 20; Sarah T. Col- 
cord; and George Colcord, m. (2) Martha Armstrong. See No. 102, pages 48 and 49. 
The children of Theophilus and Deborah (Miller) Towle were Harrison Towle, d. 
young; James C. Towle; Caroline Towle, d. aged 28 years; John J. Towle; William 
Harrison Towle, d. young; Jonathan Towle. 

The children of Dolphus and Elizabeth (Towle) Dewing were Sarah A. Dewing; 
Lydia B. Dewing; Ivouisa Dewing; Dolphus Dewing, Jr., m. Sarah Colton, and their 
youngest son Charles A. Dewing, m. Priscilla Jane Chaffee (see No. 257, page 71); 



142 THE BERKSHIRE CHAFPEES. 

Diana Dewing, m. Alvin S. Chase, and their only dau., Ella Chase, m. James C. Con- 
ner and became the mother of J. Alvin Conner, who m. Grace Colcord (see No. 386, 
page 88) , and G. Stewart Conner, who m. Mabel Laura Clark (see No. 553, page 105) ; 
Caroline M. Dewing. 

The children of Joseph and Sarah (Towle) Yaw were Mary Yaw, m. (1) Sylvanus 
Russell, and (2) his brother, John D. Russell, and her oldest dau. by the second 
marriage was Caroline M. Russell, who m. Reuben C. Armstrong (see No. 114, page 
50); Charles B. Yaw; Elvira T. Yaw, m. Edward C. Whitney, and their oldest 
daughter, Marcella J. Whitney, m. Ezra Janes Chaffee (see No. 77, page 44) ; Reuben 
Yaw, d. j'oung; Joseph Yaw, Jr., m. Mary A. Bowman, and their youngest daughter, 
Adah I. Yaw, m. Dwight Eben Weld (see No. 196, page 63). 

The children of William A. and Dorothy (Towle) Pearson were Betsey A. Pear- 
son, d. aged 17 years; Sarah T. Pearson, m. Bartholomew Whitney, and their 
youngest son, Stephen B. Whitney, m. Addie Pamelia Chaffee (see No. 256, page 
71) ; Theophilus Pearson; Mary K. Pearson. 

The children of Jonathan and Lorena (Daines) Towle were Edwin R. Towle, d. 
young; Edwin R. Towle, m. Caroline E. Truax, their oldest son, Herman E. Towle, 
m. Jennie S. Stanley, and these became the parents of Arlan Stanley Towle who m. 
Bernice Evelyn Whitney (see No. 691, page 111); Susan Li. Towle; MahalaC. Towle. 

The children of Reuben, Jr., and Narcissus (Stanley) Towle were Jay Towle, d. 
young; Reuben Towle; Ann R. Towle; Jane Towle; William Jay Towle; Sarah C. 
Towle; Ermina Narcissus Towle, m. Reuben Chaffee (see No. 80, pages 44 and 45). 

Of the eleven descendants of Reuben Towle who married Chaffees or Chaffee 
descendants, two are grandchildren, five are great-grandchildren, and four are great- 
great-grandchildren. Of those whom they married, seven are great-grandchildren 
of Comfort Chaffee, and four are his great-great-grandchildren. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 



Page 22, No. 25, read "Aaron Kendall, b. Dec. 14, 1812." 

Page 24, No. 7, The files of the adjutant general of Vermont show that in the 
War of 1812 "W. Chafey" served from Nov. 1, 1812, to Dec. 8, 1812, in Captain 
George W. Kendall's company. "The Vermont Historical Gazetteer," by Miss 
Hemenway, has the following in the "Franklin County Military:" "This company 
of volunteers from Fairfield, Captain George Kimball [Kendall] commanding, was 
stationed at Swanton," and the roll of the company includes the name of "Warren 
Chafy." 

Same page and family, No. 48, read "Cornelius Perness Chaffee, b. May 25, 
1836," not "March." The name of Cornelius is here misspelled, as it also is on 
pages 36 and 37. 

Page 26, No. 10. The golden wedding anniversary' of Aaron S. Chaffee and wife 
was appropriately observed, Feb. 26, 1873, at which time ten of the eleven children 
were present, one son, Sylvester A. ChafTee, being unavoidably detained after he had 
planned to attend. It is rather singular that the eleven children of Aaron S. Chaffee 
were never met together, some of the older ones having gone away from homie before 
the youngest one was born, and they never gathered under one roof afterward. 

Page 31, No. 25. Aaron Kendall was b. Dec. 14, 1812; d. April 8, 1880. His 
wife was b. Oct. 3, 1816; d. Jan. 12, 1896. 

Page 36, No. 44. Mr. and Mrs. Andrus resided in the southern part of Berkshire 
on the farm now owned and occupied by Clayton Rublee, the third farm south of the 
Warren Chaffee farm, until they removed to Minnesota. After the death of Mr. 
Andrus, the family returned to Vermont and lived in a house on the west side of the 
road and not far from the C. R. Colpitts farm, the house having been built by Mrs. 
Andrus' father, Warren Chaffee. 

Page 39, No. 63, should read "Children, the oldest one born in Berkshire, the 
others in South Stukelj'." 

Page 41, No. 293, should read "Homer Curtis Wheeler, b. March 3, 1864." 

Same page. No. 298, should read "Rosa Rebecca Chaffee," not "Rose." 

Same page, No. 300, should read, "Gibson Allen Chaffee, b. Jan. 31, 1866." 

Page 48, No. 373, should read, "m. Dinnies Martin." 

Page 57, should read "151 Hoyt Burt," not "150." 

Page 60, Nos. 542 and 543. See corrected record on pages 103 and 104, No. 543. 

Page 63, No. 192. F. Cortes Weld was m. (2) Oct. 18, 1911, in West Berkshire, 
by the Rev. G. W. Douglass, to Sophronia Sears, of Richford, Vt. 

Page 67, No. 230. Mrs. Seaver d. Oct. 16, 1911, in Scituate, Mass., where she 
was visiting, death following a shock which she suffered four days before. 

Page 69, No. 247. Henry* Comings was a brother of Julia R. Comings, the wife 
of Elijah " Chaffee. See pages 25 and 26, and page 140. 

Page 74, No. 275, read "Horace Gilbert Jenne," for "Horace Elijah Jenne." 

Page 102, No. 526. Mr. Hammond has removed his family to West Berkshire, 
and is employed by the Domina Mfg. Co., of East Berkshire. 

Page 114, No. 790. A daughter, Alice Blanche Hewitt, was b. Oct. 28, 1911, 
Boy den, N. D. 

Page 116, No. 822. A son, Henry Chaffee Lunna, was b. Oct. 26, 1911, Newport 
Center, Vt. 



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THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY. 

The Chaffee Genealogy, begun in 1883, was pubHshed in April, 1909. There is to be 
found in this work of twenty-six years' search a history of the surname under 
its varied forms of spelling from Chafe to ChafTee, starting in this country as 
early as 1635, although the name is found in England long anterior to the 
Conquest. 

The work contains 663 pages with ten pages additional as an introduction. It has 

over fifty illustrations consisting of portraits, old burying grounds, and various 
maps of places here and in England, vnth a map showing where the early settlers 
lived from 1635 to shortly after the Revolution. 

Mention in made by name of those who served in the earliest wars, Indian and Col- 
onial, as well as the Revolution and Civil War, up to and including the Spanish- 
American war. Tracings of old original signatures in Thomas Chaffe's Bible and 
from other records are shown. The volume has an index of pver fifty pages of 
both names and places. 

Over one hundred letters of congratulation have been received by the compiler since 
the work was completed, thereby attesting to its accuracy and interest to the 
subscriber. 

The few remaining books are offered at ten dollars ($10) per copy, and will be for- 
warded expressage collect upon receipt of a money order for a like amount sent 
to the compiler at his residence. No. 2 Wadsworth Street, South Manchester, 
Connecticut, where all of the remaining copies are to be found. 

Yours respectfully, 

WIIvIvIAM H. CHAFFEE. 



INDEX. 



COMFORT CHAFFEE AND DESCENDANTS. 



Abell, Eleanor Grace. 96 
Elizabeth Isabella, 96 

AUbee. Hazel Emma, 80. 123 
I^aura Bessie, 80, 123 
l,awrence Pearl. 80 
Newland Gilman, 80, 123 
Raymond Ernest, 80. 123 

Anderson, Muriel Estella, 117 

Andrus, Beatrice Lauretta, 67 
Bessie May, 67. 109 
Carroll Bertraud, 67 
Charles Hardin, 36, 66, 122 
Dora Lucretia. 67, 109 
Fernando Cortez, 36, 67 
George William Arthur, 67 
Gertrude Loraine, 67 
Hazel Marguerite, 67. 109 
Henry Ladd, 67 
Jessie Maud. 67 
l,eon Kelley, 67 
Mary Hyde, 36, 67. 122 
Mrs., 143 
Pansy Pauline, 67 
Philip Sheridan, 67 
William Henry, 36 

Armstrong, Albert. 29 
Alice, 49 

Amelia Jane, 28, 48 
Ann Eliza, 28 
Avis Ada, 88 
Carrie Miranda, 50, 89 
Cassius Henry, 29, 50 
Elaine Marguerite, 117 
Ethel May, 49. 88. 141 
Florence Eleanor, 98 
Florence Juliana, 29, 50 
Frances Mabel, 50 
Gardner, ix, 29, 49. 50, 88 
Gertrude Bell, 50 
Gordis Gardner, 88 
Harvey Albert, 88, 117 
Herbert Marshall, 49 
Homer, 29. 50 
Marshall. 29, 35, 49. 65 
Martha, 28, 48, 141 
Mertie Inez, 49 
Orville 29, 49 
Orville Jamin, 50, 89 
Oscar, 29. 50 
Reuben C.,29, 50. 142 
Robert Edson, 98 
RoUin Or\-ille, 89 
Thankful Miranda. 29, 50 
William Alexander, 28, 49 
William H., 29 
William Nelson, 28 

Atkinson , Arden Leonard, 94 
Bemice Lenore. 94 
Byron Edward, 94 
Chester Leroy, 94 
George Ir^-ing, 94 
John Mason, 94 

Austin. Marjorie Irma. 113 

Ball, Anna Urara, 57 
Cora Amy, 57 
Florence Adelle, 57 
Florence Anna, 100 
Guy Chadboum. 57 
Jay Stephen, 57, 100 



Barber, Charles Hanson, 104 

Ellen Anna, 104 

Emma Hattie, 104 

Gary Clark, 104 

Nettie Angie, 104 
Barlow, Eda May, 110 

Helen, 110 

Howard Wood worth, 110 

Loretta Emily, 110 

Mildred Marjorie, 110 

Roland Edgar, 110 

W'ood worth Melville, 110 
Barnes, Grace Mary. 96 

Max Fish, 96 
Beach, Marion Loucinda, 104 

Sarah Maranda. 104 
Beal, Agnes Manila, 112 

Blanche lona. 111 

Charlotte Zoe. 112 

Ethel Alverda. Ill, 120 

Everet Oliver, 112 

Florence Elizabeth, 73 

Frederic Clifford, 112 

Harriet Emily, 72 

Harrison Philip, 73 

Hugh Carlton. Ill 

I<ena Faye. 112 

Leonard Alfred. 112 

Minnesota, 72 

Mrs. Silas, 38 

Nellie Elizabeth, 112 

Oliver Virgil, 72, 112 

Ralph Raymond, HI 

Roxa, 72 

Samuel Thomas, 72, 111 

Sarah Adeline, 72, 111 

Silas Pryor. 72, 112 

Sloane Brown, 73 

Thomas Dewey, 112 

William Harvey, 72. Ill 

Zoe Leona. Ill 
Bedor, Grace Emma. 103 

Willis Frank, 103 
Beeman, Almerine Hobart. 62, 
106, 122 

Alvah Sabin. 33, 122 

Ann Eliza. 33, 122 

Betsey Ruby. 106 

Charles Eastman, 62. 106 

Clinton Emmett, 106 

Elmer Sheldon, 61. 122 

Erma Caroline, 106 

Evaline Cordelia, 33, 121 

Gladys Rena, 106 

Hannah F. (Chaffee). 18, 33, 

Hannah Fidelia, 33, 62. 122 

Harold Emmett, 62, 106, 122 

Harold Hiram. 106 

Helen Grace, 62. 106. 122 

Hildred Mary, 106 

Hubert Remington, 62, 106, 
122 

Inez Luella, 106 

James Lucius, 62, 106, 122 

James Madison, 33, 121 

Jasper Chaffee, 33, 61, 121 

Lucas Azro, 33, 62, 121 

Marjory Estella, 106 

Retta May. 62, 106, 122 



Benoit, Julia P. (Chaffee) , 39 
Bickford, Henry William, 110 

Ruth Andrus, 110 
Billado, Charles Wilson 
(WoodworthJ , 60 

Matilda Lucy, 60 
Black Henry Franklin, 116 

Raymond Gates, 116 
Blair, Marie Jessamine. 83 

Marjorie Louise, 83 
Bonham, Clyde Arthur, 81, 123 

Emmett Dean, 81, 123 

Ruth Eilleen, 81, 123 
Booth, Annabell, 61 

Deforest Joshua, 61 

Delia Effie, 61, 104 

Mary (Clark) , 60 

Mary Frances, 61 
Brighara, Frank Albert, 65. 122 

Mary Chaffee, 65, 122 

Mrs. F. H., 24 
Brown, Carroll Clark, 103 

Elizabeth Lovinda, 38, 71 

George Washington, 103 

Harold Elbert, 103 

Han-ie Earl, 103 

Hazel Belle, 103 
Buchanan, Earl Randolph, 114 

Daniel Bums. 114 
Burleson, Edna Alsina (Chaffee) , 
46 

Hanson Stephen, Jr., 46, 84, 
122 

Helen S. , 84 

Mrs., D. O. 47 
Bumham, Ivan Walter, 76, 123 

Laura Elnora, 76, 123 
Bums, Alfred. 119 

Bernard William, 119 

Kenneth Leroy, 119 

Percy Daniel, 119 
Burt, Arnold. Jr.. 31. 56 

Blanche Brittany. 99 

Charles Stephen, 57, 99 

Clayton Hoyt, 56, 99 

Clinton Hey wood, 99 

Cortes Hoburt, 56, 98 

Donald Cortis. 99 

Donald Edward. 100 

Earl Chandler, 99 

Eleanor Emma, 99 

Elva Eliza, 98 

Emma Florence, 100 

Emma Frances, 56, 98 

Emma Gladys, 99 

Florence Gertrude. 99 

Franklin. 30, 56, 121 

George Harrison , 99 

Harlow Elton, 99 

Henry Adelbert, 56, 98 

Howard Orville, 99 

Hoyt, 31, 57, 143 

Hoyt John, 99 

John Oscar, 56, 99 

JosephusS.,57, 100 

Leon Carl, 56 

Linnie Ellen, 57, 99 

Lois Polly, 57, 100 

Lucy Ann, 31 



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THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 



Burt, Mar j one May, 99 
Mary Dorothy, 99 

Mattie Delia, 57 

Mattie Susan, 99 
Minnie Frances, 99 

Nellie Ann, 57 

Orville Deforest, 56, 98 

Orv-ille Stanley, 98 

Polly (Kendall), 22 
Ruby Arnold, 57, 99 
Ruth I^illis, 99 

Seth Arnold, 99 

Seth Kendall, 31, 57 

Seth Parker, 100 

Solomon Marsh, 31, 57 

Stanley Boutelle, 100 

Thresa Josephine, 98 

Victor Frank, 56. 99 

Walter Seth, 57 

Warren Frank, 57 

William Stanley, 56 
Butler, Albert Arthur. 66 

Albert Smith, 36 

Benjamin Franklin, 36 

Charles Augustus, 36, 66, 122 

Clayton Benoni, 66, 109, 122 

Ervie Elsie. 66 

Ezra Chaffee, 27. 35, 46, 66. 122 

Ezra Harmon, 66 

Fannie Evelyn, 36. 66. 122 

Gardner Smith, 36. 66, 122 

Gerald George, 66 

Hazel Marilla, 109 

Irene Ruth, 109 

John Jay. 36 

Warren Chaffee. 36 

William Albert, 66, 108, 122 
Carley, Anna Beeman. 62. 107 

Gratia L,avinia, 62 

Lettie Almira, 62, 107 

Titus Monroe, 62 
Carpenter, Benjamin Davis, 113 

Charlotte Lorinda. 113 

Mary Rebecca, 113 

Nelle Caryl, 73 

Silas Carl. 15, 73, 113 

Silas Pratt, 113 
Carr, Clesson Harris, 84 

Don Cortes. 84 

Eber Maitland. 84 

Frances Hazel, 84 

Hollis Robert, 84 
Chadbourn, Mary 31, 57 
Chaffee, Aaron Stowe. vii, 12. 15. 
18, 19, 20. 26, 41, 121, 133, 
143 

Addie Bell, 42. 78. 122 

Addie Pamelia, 38, 71. 142 

Addie Rebecca, 70 

Adelia Jane, 27, 45, 121 

Adeline, 25. 38. 121 

Alberta Ellen. 29, 49, 50, 88. 
122 

Albert (8) . 22. 25. 27. 28. 37. 121 

Albert (9). 27. 121 

Albert Cyril. 89 

Albert Dan, 47 

Albert George, 74 

Albert Stephen. 49. 89, 122 

Alice, 86 

Alice IvCnora, 29. 35. 49, 65 

Alice Polly. 81 

Allen Gale. 78 

Alton Berton. 71 

Amos Ward. 37. 68, 122 

Anna, 23, 33, 121 

Anson Jasper, 34, 63 

Arlan Rodney, 68 

Arland Bimey, 46 

Arland Leo, 85 

Arline Georgie, 86 

Arthur Franklin. 27. 45, 121 

Arthur L,eander, 40, 76, 122 

Asa Steams, 35 

Augusta Ann, 40, 75, 122 

Azro Buck, viii, 12, 23, 34, 121 



Chaffee. Azro Buck, Jr., viii. 12, 

17, 19, 35, 64, 122 
Beatrice Mae, 69 
Bern ice Maud, 69 
Bertha Gertrude, 43, 81, 122 
Bethuel Merritt, 26, 43. 121 
Betsey Priscilla, 25, 121 
Betsy Foster, 35,64, 122 
Bianca Green, 28, 34. 49, 64, 

121 
Bimey Thomas Mitchell, 46 
Blanche Vermont, 42, 122 
Carl Ezra, 44, 82 
Carrie Elvira. 42. 79. 122 
Carroll Comfort. 77 
Celina. 27, 121 
Ceola Cheraldien, 70 
Charles (of Elijah) , 26 
Charles (of John), 25. 121 
Charles Clayton. 42, 80, 122 
Charles Homer, 68 
Charles Howard, 48, 86 
Charles Stuart. 34. 63 
Chester Vernon, 43 
Clarence Benjamin. 86 
Clayton Wyllys, 43, 122 
Clemma Emogene. 80, 115, 

123 
Clyde Lynnwood. 70 
Comfort (6), vii, viii. ix. 6. 

7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 

16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23,24, 

25, 26, 38, 121,125.126,130, 

133, 134, 137, 141, 144, 145 
Comfort, Jr., 12, 13, 14, 19,20, 

21, 23, 24. 25. 121. 138 
Comfort (8). 26. 40, 41, 121 
Cora Bell, 38 
Cordelia (8) , 23. 33. 121 
Cordelia (9) , 28, 47 
Cordelia L,ouisa, 35, 65, 122 
Comelius Pemess. 24, 36, 121, 

143 
Comelius Robert, 37. 122 
Cortes George Walter. 68 
Cortes Sobeski. 22, 27, 36, 45, 

68, 121 
Cynthia Diana, 28, 48 
Cynthia May, 74 
Delia Josephine, 68 
Dexter Brown, 28 
Doris Abbie, 86 
Dorothy Blanche, 80 
Dorothy Katherine, 63 
Earl Luther, 45, 84 
Edna Alsina, 27. 46, 121 
Edson Comfort. 40, 76, 122 
Edward, 35 

Edwin Herbert. 35. 65, 122 
Edwin Washington, 48, 85 
Edythe Mary, 64 
Electa Althea, 24, 36, 121 
Electa L., 26 
Elijah, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 

121. 140, 143 
Eliza Comings. 26. 39 
Ella, 29, 51 

Ella Maria. 40, 75, 121 
Ellen Lucy. 45. 84 
Elmer Ellsworth. 36, 68 
Elvira Rebecca, 26, 40, 121 
Emma Etta, 42, 78, 122 
Emma Jane, 44, 82 
Emmett Edward, 37, 68, 122 
Emmett Hannibal. 39. 73 
Emmons Fayette. 41, 122 
Ena Ford. 85 
Erdine Katherine. 37. 122 
Erma Ruth, 45. 84 
Ermina Gertrude, 42, 79, 122 
Ernest Ralph, 86 
Esther Emily. 40. 76, 122 
Ethelyn Fay, 68 
Etta Maria, 42, 122 
Etta May, 49, 89, 122 
Evaline, 23, 121 



Chaffee, Eva Mae, 37, 69. 122 
Eva May, 82. 116 
Evangeline Ella, 77 
Everett Edson, 76 
Ezra, 24, 121 
Ezra Duncan, 82 
Ezra Janes, 27, 44, 121, 142 
Fannie Evelyn, 42, 80, 122 
Femando Cortes. 27, 46, 121 
Flora Matilda (10) , 45, 122 
Flora Matilda (11), 82 
Florence, 28. 48 
Florence Jenne. 85 
Florence May, 63 
Floyd Rogers, 70 
Frances Alice. 63 
Frances Dickinson, 35, 64, 
122 
. Frances Helen, 27. 36, 45, 68 
Frances Ida. 41, 122 
Frank Newton. 42. 79, 122 
Frank Taft, 82 
Freda Mae, 69 
George Burton, 42, 80, 122 
George Edwin, 35, 65, 122 
George Emmett, 110 
George Warren, 48, 86 
Gertmde Emma, 38, 122 
Gertrude Leona, 70 
Gibson Allen, 41, 78, 122, 143 
Gladys Florence, 86 
Gladys Irene, 70 
Glen William, 69 
Grace Alma, 43, 81, 122 
Grace Helen, 45, 55, 83, 97 
Grace Maud, 82 
Guy Julius, 51, 90 
Hamilton Redding, 42, 79,122 
Hannah Fidelia. 23, 33, 121 
Hannah Jane, 34 
Hannah Leda, 35, 122 
Hanson, 28, 47. 85. 121 
Harmon. 24, 35, 121 
Harold Allen. 89 
Harold Martin. 86 
Harold Ray. 82 
Harriet Eleanor, 26, 39 
Harry 28. 47. 121 
Harry Herbert, 78 
Harry Leland, 69 
Harry Merton, 48, 86 
Harry Perkins, 80, 123 
Harry Pilkington, 77 
Harvey Allen, 28, 49, 89. 121 
Hattie Bell, 49, 88, 122 
Hazel Clara, 68 
Helen Emma, 80 
Helen Genevieve, 63 
Henry Herbert, 42, 80. 122 
Herman Lucius, 47. 85 
Herbert Glenn. 82 
Hildred Ellen, 74 
Hiram Foster, 35, 64, 65, 122 
Homer Comelius. 37.69, 122 
Homer Howard. 38. 70. 122 
Homer Merl, 69 
Homer Smith, 13, 25, 37, 121 
Homer Thompson, 80 
Homer Wealey. 70 
Horace Elijah, 18, 26. 38 
Ida Cordelia, 48, 85 
Ida Dunley. 78 
Ida Elvira. 43, 81, 122 
Ithamar Stowe, 18, 22, 29, 51, 

121. 133 
Iva Leona. 86 
James, 25. 38. 121 
James Bennett, 89 
James Berton, 38. 71 
James Hill. 26. 40, 41. 121 
James Hodges, 82 
James Scott, 68 
Jane, 22, 28, 121 
Jasper, 11. 12. 14. 15, 16. 19. 20, 

21, 23, 24, 121 
Jasper, Jr.. 23. 34. 121 



INDEX. 



149 



Chaffee, Jennie Etta, 69 
Jennie Louise, 45, 83 
John (7). 12. 13, 14. 17, 18, 19, 

20, 21, 24, 25, 38, 121, 138 
John Jr., 25.37. 121. 127 
John (of Warren), 24, 121 
John Edward, 90 
John Ethel, 29. 51 
John Judson, 37, 70 
Joseph Homer Alfred, 69 
Judson Clark. 80 
Juliana. 22, 27, 121 
Julia Priscilla. 26, 39 
Julius Luther, 29 
Kate Louise. 82, 116 
Katherine Evelyn, 69 
Kathleen Esther, 77 
Iviura Luthera. 28, 48 
Leo Bernard, 68 
Leon Fred, 69, 110 
LilIaTheda,86 
Lillian Arden. 41. 78. 122 
Lillian May. 48. 85 
Lillie Gertrude. 41 
Lizzie Alma. 40, 76, 122 
Lloyd Leland, 86 
Lois Glenna, 70 
Lola Adelia. 45, 83 
Lora Elme. 37. 70 
Lovell Stowe, 26, 42, 80, 121, 

133 
Lovina Felton, 26, 40, 121, 133 
Lucy (7), 12, 18, 20, 22, 121,139 
Lucy (9), 27, 46, 121 
Lucy Mildred, 70 
Lucy Philinda. 42. 79. 122 
Lucy Stowe (Mrs. Lucy S.) , 

Wii, 11, 17.25.37. 121 
Luna Leora. 40. 76. 122 
Lydia Marsh. 26, 38 
Lyle Loren. 70 
Lynn Hobart, 85 
Mabel Evelyn, 74 
Madalene Augusta. 77 
Maggie Luthera. 70 
Margaret Elizabeth. 78 
Margarette Lura. 110 
Marguerite Hazel. 45 
Marcia, 36 

Marilla, 27, 35. 46, 66. 121 
Marion Alma, 81. 123 
Marion Wheeler. 85 
Marjorie Grace. 80 
Mary Agnes. 63 
Mary Amelia. 34. 63 
Mary Elizabeth. 68 
Mary Matilda, 23. 34. 121 
Matilda Selenda. 27, 44, 121 
Maud. 51.90 
Melvin Truman, 40, 122 
Merton Byron. 42, 122 
Merton Pratt, 79 
Michael John. 68 
Mildred Helen , 89 
Miles Stimson, 90 
Milo Lewis, 27, 45. 121 
Minnie Evangeline. 35. 65. 

122 
Miriam Jane. 35. 64. 122 
MoUie Frances. 80. 114, 122 
Myron Howard, 43. 81, 122 
Myrtle Marilla. 47, 84, 122 
Nadia Maud , 90 
Nancy H.. 25. 121 
Nathaniel (7), 11, 12, 13, 14, 

15, 19, 20. 21. 23, 24, 121 
Nathaniel (of Jasper), 23. 121 
Nathaniel (of Warren), 24, 

36. 121 
Nellie Adelia. 45. 82, 122 
Nellie Ardelle, 47. 85 
Nellie Fay. 42. 81 
Nettie. 51, 90 
Olin Sherburne, 71 
Olive Bessie. 74 
Olive May, 76 



Chaffee. Olive Whitman, 80 
Orville Asa, 37 
Oscar, 37 

Palmer Edson, 26, 42, 121 
Pearl Esther, 77 
Pearl Stowe, 42, 81, 122 
Perley Sherman, 69 
Perley Waldo, 70 
Phil Evan. SO 

Philinda Amelia. 26, 43, 121 
Polly Hill. 26, 39. 121 
Priscilla Jane, 38, 71. 141 
Randolph Warren. 86 
Ransom Nathaniel, 26, 42, 121 
Ray. 51. 90 
Raymond Hunt, 89 
Reed, 51 
Reuben (7). 12. 13. 14, 19, 20, 

21. 22. 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 

121. 138 
Reuben, Jr.. 22, 27, 121 
Reuben (9), 27. 44. 121. 142 
Reuben Andrew. 47, 85, 122 
Reuben Lloyd. 82 
Reva Dell. 45, 83 
Rhea Ida. 86 
Robert Hanson. 85 
Rollin. 45, 83. 122 
Rosa Rebecca, 41, 77, 122. 143 
Roy. 51. 90 

Ruby Lucy. 24, 36, 121 
Ruth Elizabeth. 63 
Ruth Ermina, 82 
Sabra Elnora. 38. 71. 127 
Sally (of Reuben). 22. 121 
Sally (of Warren), 24,35,121 
Sally Miranda (8) , 22, 28, 121 
Sally Miranda (9), 27, 46, 121 
Sally Precinda, 27, 121 
Samuel Luther (8), 22, 27, 

121 
Samuel Luther (10) , 82 
Sarah M., 38 
Sarah Margarette. 63 
Stephen Burleson. 24. 35. 121 
Stephen Jasper. 35. 121 
Susan Ermina. 27, 45, 121 
Sylvester Aaron, 18, 26, 41, 

121, 143 
Urban, 38, 71 
Uri Ehud. 48. 86 
Venie Lucina, 35, 65 
Vergie Estella. 42, 81, 122 
Vivian Ethel, 71 
Walter Scott (9) ,36. 68 
Walter Scott (10) . 69, 110 
Warren (7) . 12, 14, 19. 20, 23, 

24, 26, 35. 121. 143 
Warren. Jr.. 24. 121 
Warren (9) . 36. 68 
Warren (10) . 80 
Washington. 22. 27. 28, 47, 121 
Wilfrid Harrison, 89 
William Benona, 40, 77, 122 
William Clement. 36, 68 
William Gerald. 68 
William Herbert. 41, 77, 122 
William Henry (8), 22, 121 
William Henry (9), 27. 46, 

121 
William Jay, 44, 82, 122 
William Jay. Jr.. 82 
William Merton, 42, 79. 122 
William Patrick. 68 
William Wilber, 38. 70, 122 
Willis Carl, 76 
Cheever. Ashton Emmett. 69 
Frieda Mae. 69 
Gordon Ashley. 69 
Harold Amos. 69 
Mildred Ethel. 69 
Wendall Bernard, 69 
Clark. Ada Lottie, 61 
Adelia Ann, 33, 61 
Angie Evelyn. 61, 104 
Aurilla May, 59, 103 



Clark. Austin Benjamin, 105 

Charles Allen. 105 

Charlotte, 119 

Edson Lara bee, 105 

Emily. 33 

Emma Anna. 61. 104 

Emmett Ward, 105 

Ernest Hannibal. 104. 119 

Ethan Allen. 61. 105 

Ethelind May. 61. 105 

Gardner Aldis, 33 

Guy. Jr.. 33. 61, 121 

Hannibal Franklin, 104 

Hannibal Lee, 119 

Hanson, 33, 61, 121 

Harlow Hull, 105 

Harold Story, 104 

Harvey, 33 

Hazel Grace, 105 

Mabel Laura. 61. 105, 142 

Marion Louise, 105 

Mary, 33, 60, 121 

Ralph Waldo, 61, 105 

Sarah Louisa, 45, 83 

Stephen Guy, 61 

Van Albert Noble, 60 

William Edwin. 45. 83 
Colcord. Amelia Jane, 49, 88 

Carl Orvis. 88. 117 

Ernest Jay. 49, 87 

Ernest Jay. Jr., 88 

Grace. 49. 88. 142 

Grace Alison. 88 

Kenneth George. 88 
Comings. Enah Maud. 70. 110 

Erma Woodworth. 70, 95, 110 
Conner. Ella Grace, 105 

George Colcord, 88 

.Tames Hanson, 105 

Kenneth Clark, 105 

Lin wood Keith, 105 

Ralph Colcord, 88 
Cook, Amelia Grace, 87 

Amelia J. (Armstrong) , 48 

Edith Isabel, 87 

George Alexander. 87 

Herbert Amelius. 48, 87 

John Wesley. 87 

Margaret Florence, 87 

William Armstrong, 87 
Covey. Emily. 27. 44. 121 
Crandall. Albert Henry, 89 

Ernest Leighton Stanislaus 
Allen. 89 

Etta Alberta. 88 

Hilda Beth. 89 

Leon Elisha. 88. 117 
Croft. Bernice Addie. Ill 

Ellen Charlotte. HI 
Currier. Adeline (Chaffee) . 38 
Curtis. Annabelle Ruth. 84 

Pearl Marie. 84 
Darrah. Mertie Bell. 32 
Dingman. Alma Corrilla. 46 
Dewing. James Adolphus. 71 

Marjorie Chaffee. 71 
Eldred Francis Eugene, 54, 95 

Gratia Eugenia. 95 

Maud Agnes. 95 
Elliot. Aimer Judson, 40. 75. 122 

Mrs. Polly H. (Chaffee), vii 

Polly Ann, 40. 122 

Ursula Philinda. 40. 75. 122 

Welcome Lucius. 40, 122 
Emery, Clifford George, 106 

Guy Sheldon, 106 

Leland James, 106 

Mrs.. 77 
Ewins. Almeda Alida, 36, 67, 122 

Blanche Mabel, 36, 67, 122 

Clarence Prescott, 36, 67, 122 
Fish, Abbie Ann, 55. 96 

Edson Kendall. 54 

Fannie Elizabeth, 55 

Grace Belle, 55. 96 

John Henry, 55 



ISO 



THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 



Fish, Mary I>3is, 54, 95 

Willie Oscar. 54 
Ford, Charles Walter, 94 

Earl Eugene, 53, 93 

Eugene, 53 

Eva Myrtle, 94 

Harry Eugene, 94 

Hazel Irene, 94 

I,ucy Florence, 93 

Mary Jane, 53, 93 

Velma Myrtle, 93 
Frost, Harold, 70 

Raymond J., 70 
Fuller, George Elbridge, 97 

Ira Hunt, 97 
Gates, Dora Emma, 82, 116 

Hazel Irene, 82 

Jane Marion, 82, 116 

I^ena Matilda, 82, 116 
Gibson, Abbie May, 104, 119 

Dwight Moody Prior, 111 

Glenn Max, 104, 119 

Ivloyd Glenn, 119 

Ray Douglass, HI 

Ray Robert, 104 
Gilbert, Natalie Catherine, 67 

Reginald Waldo, 67 
Goodsell, Hobart Fred, 86 

Theda I^ovina, 86 
Grant, Gertrude Pearl, 119 

Hope, 88 

Howard Elmo. 119 

I^ulu Evelyn, 119 

Mabel Elizabeth, 119 

Mrs. Ada M.(Hall), 119 

Paul Colcord, 88 

Pauline May, 88 
Grice, Muriel Ethel, 87, 117 

Estella R. (Janes) , 96 
Hackett, I^uther Chaffee, 81 
Hall, Ada Mattie, 93, 118 

Bemice Chauncey, 93, 119 

Henry James. 93 

Henry Ova. 52 

Ida Pearl, 93, 119 

Jessie Elizabeth, 93 

l,illie May, 93 

Orrin Jay, 52, 93 
Hammond, Charlie Byron, 58 

Don Carlos, 102 

Dorcas Eula, 102 

Hilton Harlow, 102 

Philo Asa, 102 

Walter Calvin. 102 
Hanks, Gracie Helen, 93 

Luchea May, 93 
Hawes, Harold Chaffee, 81, 123 
Herrick, Carrie Elvira, 79 
Hewitt, Alice Blanche, 143 

Blance Clemma, 115 
Hicks, Beatrice Mildred, 102 

Beulah Emily, 107 

Byron Gordon, 31, 59 

Byron Samuel, 59, 102 

Carlos Wellington, 59, 102 

Chloe Ann, 59 

Guy Sidney, 102 

Hilda Vesta, 107 

John Wellington, 31, 58 

Lillian Bell, 59, 102 

Mary Elizabeth (9). 31, 58 

Mary Elizabeth (10) , 59 

Martha Ann, 31 

Olive Irene, 102 

Phoebe Elizabeth, 58 

Ray William, 102 

Roy Hammond, 102 

Walter Scott, 31, 59 
Hogaboom, Wyman George, 100 
Howard, Roland Erwin, 114 

Rose Virginia. 114 
Hull, Clarence Adna, 62, 107 

Ina Susan, 62, 107 

Vesta Cordelia, 62, 107 
Hurlbut, Carl Noyes, 112 

Charles Edward, 38, 73 



Hurlburt, Charles Hubbard, 73, 
112 

Dana Smith, 38, 73 

Horace Elijah, 38, 73 

Horace Lyndon, 112 

Horatio Ray, 73, 113 

Lena May, 73, 112 

Lydia Chaffee. 38. 73 

Marion Estella, 73, 112 

Mary Electa, 38, 73 

Maurice Wilder, 90 

Rachel Lenore, 113 

Vernal Garfield, 90 
Hyman, Bessie Ruth, 89 

Elizabeth May, 89 

Hubert Alexander, 89 

Pearl Esther, 89 
Janes, Bessie May, 48, 87 

Delbert Mortimer, 48, 87 

Delwin Warren. 87 

Don Merrill. 87 

Ernest Washington, 48 

Estella Rachel, 48, 87 
Jenne. Adelbert Mortimer. 39. 74 

Annie Estella, 74 

Bert Phelps, 75 

Earl Franklin. 74 

Edwin Nathaniel. 75 

Everett Comings. 75 

Flora Marguerite, 74 

Frank Llewellyn, 75 

Harry Gilbert, 75 

Hazel Ethelyn, 74 

Henrietta Estella, 39, 74 

Horace Gilbert, 39, 74, 143 

Minnie Amelia, 75 

Mrs., 18, 25 

Nellie Eliza. 75 

Ray Mortimer. 74 

Walter Nathaniel, 75 
Jordan, Erdine Zelaine, 46, 122 

Lila Miranda, 46, 84, 122 

Lona Maud, 46, 84, 122 
Kendall, Aaron, 18, 22, 31. 121, 
143 

Aaron Ashley, 118 

Aaron James, 92, 118 

Addie Belle. 55 

Addie May. 92. 118 

Alanson Ambrose, 30, 55 

Alma Elizabeth, 56 

Alma May, 54, 95 

Amherst Willoughby, 54, 95 

Anna. 22. 31. 121 

Annie Lorinda. 58, 100 

Arley Royal, 118 

Arthur Lynian, 58 

Aura. 55, 97 

Aurilla, 22, 32, 121 

Bernice, 100 

Bertha Elzina, 58, 101 

Bessie Josephine, 56, 98 

Blanche Luella. 100 

Bulah Elizabeth. 55. 96 

Burney James, viii. 30. 55, 121 

Byron Carmi,54. 95 

Carrie Emma. 97 

Carrie May. 58, 101 

Cecil Wainwright, 101 

Charles Sumner Aaron, 33,60 

Clarence. 100 

Clarence Arthur. 58 

Clyda Euleon, 55, 96 

Clyde Milton, 58 

Doris Emma, 97 

Earl 101 

Edward, 100 

Edward Ellsworth, 57, 100 

Elizabeth Col ton, 30, 54 

Emell Chandler, 55, 96 

Emma Marion, 56, 97 

Emma Rachel, 53 

Ernest Arnold, 101 

Eugene Chester, 58 

Eva Goddard, 95 

Flora J., 32 



Kendall, Florence Celia, 56, 98 

Florence Estelle, 33, 60 

Florence Jane, 33 

George Washington Welling- 
ton, 33 

Georgia Anna, 56, 97 

Gratia Vashti, 97 

Gratia Weld, 30, 54 

Harold Chester, 101 

Harold Mears. 98 

Hattie Nora, 58, 101 

Helen Mildred , 96 

Henry Delos, 30, 56 

Hibbard Charles, 45, 55, 83, 
96 

Hobart Marsh, 54, 70, 95, 110 

Ira Hunt. 56, 98 

Jennie Lue Ella, 58, 102 

Jessie Allen, 100 

Joseph Morgan, 97 

Lenora Ellen, 58, 102 

Lillian, 56 

Lucius Colton, 30, 55 

Lucy, 22, 29, 121 

Lucy (Chaffee), 18, 19, 22 

Lucy May, 31 

Lydia Victoria, 92, 118 

Marion Deda, 98 

Marion Grace, 56 

Mary Catherine, 58, 100 

Mary Elizabeth, 100 

Matilda Silva, 22, 32, 121 

Maud Frances, 97 

Maurice Belle, 100 

Merril Spalding, 31, 58 

Milo Lewis, 30, 55, 121 

Nathan, 22, 31, 32, 121 

Nettie Cora, 58, 101 

Norman Charley, 58, 101 

Olive Emma, 54, 94 

Phoebe. 22. 31. 121 

Philo Chamberlain, 30, 54, 
121 

Polly, 22,30, 121 

Ray Ellsworth, 100 

Royal Norman, ix, 31, 52, 58, 
92 

Royal .Sylvester, 58 

Seth Allen. 31. 57 

Seth Hammond. 56. 97 

Seth. Jr.. 22,30, 121 

Stella Frances, 55, 97 

William, 18, 22, 32. 121 

William Sanford, 58, 102 
Knobloch. Bertha May. 93, 119 

Grace Gertrude. 93 

Harvey Daniel. 93 

Lenora Amy. 93 

Lucy Orabel. 93 

Major Chauncey. 93 

Percy Francis. 93 
La Bar, John Clinton, 90 
Larabee, Dorothy Pamelia, 71 

George Lewis, 71 

Robert Foster. 71 
Leonard, Alice Margaret, 118 

Frances Eva, 118 

Marion Belle, 118 
Lewis, Gibson Allen, 78 

Guv Herbert. 78 

Mary Maud. 78, 114 

S. Arden, 77 
Lindbladh, Ruth, 96 
Lunna, Alice Louise, 116 

Henry Chaffee, 143 

Kempton John, 116 
Lynch, Anna May, 95 
McAllister, Ernest Edward, 65 

Walter Ray, 108 

Wilbur Ernest, 108 

William Franklin, 65, 108 
McCarty, Gladys Florian, 64 

Glennie Florence, 64 

Grace Bianca, 64 

John Jasper, viii, 28, 34, 49, 
64. 122 



INDEX. 



151 



McClellan, Marjorie May, 103 

Ruth Clark, 103 
McMillen, I<oran I,ester, 118 

Milessa Adelaide, 118 

Roy Robert, 118 
Marble, Arthur Henry, 75 

Ina I,etitia, 75 
Marsh, Bumey Kendall, 60, 104 

Charles Fremont, 32, 60, 104 

Hannah Maria, 32 

Howard Hilton, 60, 103, 104 

Geraldine Elaine, 104 
Martin, Florence Caroline, 89 

Reuben Charles, 89 
Marton, Charley Norman, 101 

Pansy Victoria, 101 
Mathewson, Charles Adin, 110 

L,ois Marg'uerite, 110 
Mellon, Georgie Sylvester, 102 

Jennie Pearl, 102 

Maire Lenora, 102 

Ruth May Lavencha, 102 

William Henry, 102 
Mills, Malcolm Everett, 87 
Mitchell, Donald Harrison, 89 

Greta Alice, 89 

Wayne Brice, 89 
Moran, Frank Raymond, 105 

Gladys Angie, 105 

Hope Ethel, 105 

Noble Wellingfton, 105 
Morehouse, Chaffee, 64 

Fred Heney, Jr., 64 

George Chaffee, 64 

James Miller, 64 
Morrison, Marjorie Evelyn, 96 

Milo Kendall, 96 

Wilma Christene, 96 
Morse, Ara Ira, 76, 123 

Esther E. (Chaffee) , 76 

Evelyn Mae, 114 

Harry Arthur, 76, 114, 123 

Howard Arthur, 114 

Grace Ella, 76, 123 

Nora Ila, 76, 114, 122 
Mosier, Camillo Charles, 86, 117 

Myrtle Arabene,86 

Rowena Constant, 117 
Moulton, Nettie Bell, 44 
Myers, Har\-ey Eugene, 81 

Hazel Eunice, 81 

Vernon Earl, 81 
Nelson, Grace Montgomery. 64 
Noble, Deforest Clark, 32, 59 

Edith Matilda, 59 

Grace Matilda, 59 

Hannibal Austin, 32 

Hannibal Gardner, 59, 103 

Harriet Roaney, 59, 103 

Jennievieve, 32, 60 

Kendall Alanson, 97 

Laura May, 59, 103 

Mary Anna, 32, 59 

Mary Thelma,97 

Seth Austin, 59 

Willis Washington, 32, 59 
Oney, Beatrice Antoinette, 101 

Evalyn Kendall, 101 

Loinel Royce, 101 
Peck, Charles Howard, Jr., 64 

Dexter Belknap, 64 

Nelson Chaffee, 64 
Percy, Carl Lisle, 66, 109 

Evelyn Mildred, 109 

Gardner Albert, 66, 109 

Lisle Clayton, 109 

Madge Marilla. 66 

Myrl Evelyn. 66 
Pierce. Clarence Dexter, Jr., 83 

David Reuben, 83 

Flora Elizabeth, 83 

Mark Guy, 83 

Marion Angenette, 83 
Priest. Edward. 94 

Eva Belle. 94 

Howard Anson, 94 



Priest, Kindred Ruben, 94 

Raymond Alonzo, 94 
Redding, Elvira R. (Chaffee) , 18, 
127 

Julia Elvira, 40, 77, 122 
Repp, Austin Chauncey, 93 

Harry Oris, 93 

Lilly May, 93 

Roy Lee, 93 
Rigby, George Emery, 91 

Merritt Leon, 91, 118 
Roberts, Harry Grant, 101 

Lettie Leonia, 101 

Razel Blanche, 101 
Rosenberger, Birney Nathaniel, 
91, 118 

J. Bruce, 91 
Ryder, Arthur Spaulding. 47 

Cordelia (Chaffee}, 47 

Daisy Doon, 47 

Dexter Brown , 47 

Ella Cordelia, 47 

Minnie Darling, 47, 85 

Norma Florence, 47 

Robert, 47 

Selden Hugo, 47 

Washington Chaffee, 47 

William Sterling, 47 
Sadlier, Clyde Henry, 78 

Henry, Jr., 78 
St. John, Albert, 48 

Clarence Brunett, 87 

Clarence Washington, 48, 87 

Ernest, 48 
Schrader, Henry Edward, 78 

Mabel Marie, 78 
Scofield. Anna Adelia, 61 

Durfey William, 61, 105 

Guy W., 61 

Marion Adelia, 105 

Marjorie May, 105 
Scott, Mrs. S. J., 10 

Emma Elvira, 75, 113 

Lottie Lovina, \'iii, 75, 122 

Mabel Evelah, 75 

Mary Philinda, 75, 122 

Vernon Lucius. 75 
Seaver, Cleon William, 67, 122 

Clive Gilman, 67, 122 

Mrs., 143 
Sharp, Arthur Chester, 100 
Shattuck, Grace Kendall, 95 

Helen Margaret, 95 
Sherwood, Carrie Emma, 79, 123 

Carroll Hollis, 79, 123 

Robert James, 79, 114, 123 
Smith, Julia Elvira, 77 
Springer, Horace Stewart, Jr., 96 

Lucile Elizabeth, 96 

Marion Lois, 96 
Start, Ina Leona, 65 

Pearl Robena, 65, 108 

Ray Harmon, 65 
Stoddard, Clayton Bartlett, 76, 
113 

Clement Bartlett, 113 

Elsie Mabelle, 114 

Evelyn Irene, 114 

Fred Comfort. 76. 114 

Geraldine Helen. 114 

John Colby. 76. 113 

Pearl Augusta, 113 

Vera Mary, 113 
Stuffiebean, Wilbur Hughes, 116 
Thurber, Aaron James, 52 

Abner, 30, 52, 53 

Adelia, 53, 93 

Albert A., 52, 92 

Alonzo, 30, 53 

Amy Rowena, 92 

Charles Elmer, 54, 94 

Chauncey M., 52,92 

Cora Etta, 52 

Dewey John, 52 

Dexter Berl, 92 

Dexter Jefferson, 51, 92 



Thurber, Earl, 92 

Edith Jane, 92, 118 

Edward Hiram, 30, 52 

Edward James, 52 

Ella Jane, 51, 91 

Ella Pearl, 92 

Elsie May, 54 

Emery Hiram, 51 

Emma Asenith, 51, 91 

Emma Jane, 52. 93 

Emma Sarah, 92 

Erval Merritt, 92 

Florence Bell, 91 

Frances Rebecca, 53, 94 

Francis Henry Rigby, 91 

Frank F., 51,91 

Fred, 92 

George, 30, 54 

George Abner, 52 

George Dearholt, 53 

George Hubbard, 51, 91 

Grace Irene, 54 

Guy, 52 

Harold Moore, 92 

Harry Frank Everett, 91 

Harry Wilbur, 54 

Helen (of Albert) , 92 

Helen (of Chauncey) , 92 

Herbert, 53 

Ida May, 53 

Irwin Arnold, 94 

Jasper, 30, 52, 53 

Jay Dudley, 52, 92 

Jay Roy, 91 

Lela, 94 

Lucy Ann, 53, 94 

Lucy Anna, 52, 92 

Lucy Belle, 54, 94 

Lucy Chaffee, 30, 52 

Lucy Isabel, 52 

Lucy (Kendall) , 18, 30 

Luella, 54 

Matilda, 30 

Matilda Abigail, 31, 52, 58, 92 

Maurice William, 92 

Mildred, 94 

Minnie Florence May, 91, 
117 

Nathaniel Culver, 30, 51 

N. C, 92 

Nina May, 92 

Olive, 30. 52 

Robert Merrill, 52 

Rosa Mav, 52 

Roy Willard, 51, 91 

Royal Earl. 53 

Russell Hubbard, 30, 51 

Ruth, 30 

Seth Edward, 52 

Seth Kendall, 30 

Verne Ellwin, 92 

William Henry (of Abner) , 
52 

William Henry (of George), 
54 

William Russell, 51 
Tracey, Maurice Lynn, 84 

Mildred Frances. 84 
Thompson, Ada Abbie, 74 

Gardner Orliu, 39, 74 

Hattie Ida, 74 

Hubert Charles, 39, 74 
Mary Estella, 90 

RuthT., 74 

William Henry, 39 
Towle, Helen Arlene, 111 
Troyer, Harold Erwin, 77 
True, Leon Andrus, 109 
Utting, Archie John, 85, 117 

William Gerald, 85, 117 
Van Ness, Goldie 101 

Gracie, 101 

Leona Merrill, 101 

Stephen, 101 

Violet, 101 
Vassar, Clarence Francis, 120 



152 



THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 



Vassar, Maud Lillian, 120 
Webster, Ernest Olin, 107 
Weed, Lorenzo Wellington, 74, 113 
Ora Arlington, 74 
Sterling Dorwin, 74 
Winona Annie, 113 
Weld, Arthur Evans, 108 
Carl D wight, 62 
Cassius Ebenezer, 34, 122 
Chester Ebenezer, 62, 107 
Don Dwight. 63 
Dorothy Emma. 108 
Dwight Eben, 23, 34, 63, 142 
Emily Susan, 34, 62, 122 
Fernando Cortes, 34, 63, 122, 

143 
Flora Gratia, 63 
Frances Ella, 107 
Frederick Newton, 34 
Grace Agnes 62, 107 
Gracie Adelaide, 34 
Hugh Emmett, 108 
Julius Chester, 34, 37. 63, 70 
Julius Emmett. 63, 108 
Kenneth Chellis, 63 
Lafayette Azro, 34, 62 
Lucy Marion, 63 



Weld, Marion Jennie, 107 
Max John, 108 
Max Lafayette, 62, 108 
Mrs. J. C, 37 
Noble Ernest, 62 
Ruth Eunice, 108 
Vernon Clifford, 63, 108 

Westover, Hazel Maud, 111 
Howard Comings, Ul 
Katharine Comings, 111 
Wilma May, 111 

Wheeler, Alice Octavia, 41, 77, 
122 
Effie Viola, 41, 122 
Henry Harmon, 41, 122 
Homer Curtis, 41, 77, 122, 143 
Mary Lovina, 41, 122 
Mildred Alice, 77, 123 
Mrs Lovina F. (Chaffee) , viii, 

133 
Viola Altha, 41, 122 

Wheelock, Alma Florence, 50 
Cora Blanche, 50, 90 
Effie Maude, 50, 90 
Glenna May, 50, 89 
Oscar Ashley, 50 

Whitley, Wallace Monroe, 107 



Whitney, Bemice Evelyn, 71, 111, 
142 

Cora Leona, 71, 111 

Wesley Ray, 71, 111 
Wicker, Ivan William, 101 

Mildred Mae, 101 
Wilbur, Gerald Elmer, 107 

June Rose. 107 
Willey, Mabel, 44 
Williams. Mrs. Harriet E., 39 
Wilson, Carl James, 108 
Woodruff, Mrs.. 41 
Woodworth, Charles Wilson, 60, 
103 

Dora Nancy, 37, 69 

Elmer Clayton, 60 

Etta, 69 

Helen Marion, 103 

Jennie Ilene, 103 

Jessie, 60 

John Morey, 37, 69 

Lucy Luella,34, 37, 63,70 

Minnie E-, 69, 110 

Mrs. Lucy S. (Chaffee) , 28 
Wright, Evelyn Pearl, 120 

Leroy Leon, 120 
Young, Everett George, 84 



INDEX OF OTHER PERSONS. 



Abell, Belle (Fairbanks) , 96 

Charles, 96 

Dr. Charles Gorden, 55, 96 
Adams, Darius, 24 

Elizabeth, 140 

Mary, 136. 145 

Pelatiah. 140 

Ruth, 140 
Aiken, Martha, 140 
Alger, Grace, 87 
Allan, William, 105 
Allbee, Andrew, SO 

Ernest Andrew. 42, 80 

Mary (Gilman) , 80 
Allen, Abner, 11 

Elizabeth, 28, 34, 63 

Joseph, 68 

Laura (Leavitt) , 68 

Margaret, 63 

Martha Maria, 37, 68 

Sarah J., 30, 55 

Thomas, 63 
AUer. Edson H.. 95 

Eugenia A. (Merchant), 95 

Lillian Medora, 54, 95 
Alston, Elizabeth (Young), 45 

Gavin, 27, 45 
Anderson, Anna N. (Walsh), 117 

James, 117 

Thomas Walsh, 87, 117 
Andrus, Hardin, 36 

Sallv (Benjamin). 36 

William H., 24, 36 
Annawon, 4 
Archer, Henry, 132 
Armington, Joseph. 6 
Armstrong, Alexander. 22, 28, 59 

Ann (Booth) , 28 

Carlotta Elizabeth. 31, 59 

Carmi Marsh, 56, 98 

Chauncey. 44 

Elizabeth (Allen) , 59 

Ellen (Leach) , 98 

John, 22, 28 

Mary Ann, 34, 63 

Mary Ann (Shaw) , 63 

Robert, 28, 63 



Armstrong, Theodore, 98 

W. M., 60 
Arnold, Bessie, 76, 114 

Eunice (Savage), 114 

James. 114 
Arthur, William, M. A., 8 
Asten. Frances. 141 

Isabella. 141 
Atchuit, James, 132 

Waban. 132 
Atherton, Patience, 5 
Atkinson. George Irving, 54, 94 

John, 94 

Martha (Smith), 94 
Austin, Abbie, 59 

Bessie Bell, 32. 59 

Elmer E., 113 

HepseyT. (Davis), 113 

Mary Elizabeth, 36, 63 

Martha A. (Ovitt), 68 

Ralph Frank, 75, 113 

Reuben, 59 

Rodney N., 68 
Babcock. Edith, 72, 112 
Backus, Rev. Isaac, 131 
Badger, Ella Almira, 48, 85 

Harriet (Noyes) , 85 

John Schuyler, 85 
Baker, Leonard, 38 
Ball. Artemus Alvin, 31, 57 

Sarah Louesa, 31, 56 

Stephen, 56, 57 

Urana E. (Smedley). 56, 57 
Banister, Abner, 15 

Annis Accellia (BuUis), 102 

Bessie Nettie, 58, 102 

Eugene Har\-ej', 102 
Barber, Charles, 61, 104 

Horace, 104 

Job L-. 16 

Nanc.v (Wheeler) , 104 
Barker, Lila B.. 33, 60 
Barlow. Edgar R , 110 

Julia A. (Ayers). 110 

Roland Hastings. 69, 110 
Barnes, Edmund Knight, 54, 95 

Mary (Page) , 95 



Barnes, Merritt, 95 

Barr, Margaret Julia, 35, 65 

Bartlett, Charles Richardson. 91 

Dorcas Arabelle, 51, 91 

Etta May, 51, 91 

Mary Ann (White) , 91 
Bassett, John, 51 

Josephine Rebecca, 29, 51 

Olive (Jackson), 51 
Batchellor, Betsey, 133 
Bates, Ettie, 56. 98 

Juliette (Crandall) , 98 

Reed. 98 
Beach. Aaron Loomis, 61, 104 

Charles, 104 

Sarah (Jones) , 104 
Beal, Philip, 72 

Rev. Thomas, 72 

vSarah (Loveless), 72 

Silas, 38, 72 
Beals, Margaret. 30. 51 
Beard, Frances L- (Lyman), 64 

George T.. 64 

Mary Elizabeth. 35, 64 
Bedor, Frank, 59, 103 

Maggie (Raine), 103 
Beeman, Joseph, Jr.. 33 

Rev. James Madison, 23, 33, 
62 
Bell, Arthur T., 40, 76 

Bessie Ora, 72, 112 

Eliza (Shorter) , 112 

George, 112 

George Bemjamin, 47, 85 

Harvey, 14 

Jerome, 85 

Mary (Collins), 85 
Bellows, Jarvis M.. 112 

Sarah A. (Safford). 112 

Walter Edward. 73, 112 
Bennett, Priscilla, 129 
Benoit, Mary (Mosier) . 39 

Nelson E., 26, 39 

Oliver, 39 
Berwick, Anna Maria (Payge) , 
84 

Gertrude Helen, 45, 84 



INDEX. 



153 



Berwick, Wallace Henry, 84 
Bessey, Alice Gertrude, 42, 79 

Alma E- (Cobum) , 79 

Merritt B., 79 
Best. Elizabeth (Stone), 73 

Thomas, 73 
Bickford, Arthur Henry, 67, 110 

Esther Clementine (Tatro). 
110 

Henry Parsons, 110 
Billado, Frances Ella, 56, 99 

Jane (Louks) , 60 

Jennie (Willard) , 99 

Stephen, 60 

William H., 99 

Wilson. 32,60 
Bigg. Elizabeth. 132, 145 
Birch, Celina, 126, 127 

Lephe, 126 

Mrs. Mary, 125, 126 
Bishop, Hugh Montgomery, 29, 
50 

Mary (Vaughan) , 50 

Robert, 50 
Black, Harry Alonzo, 82, 116 

Henry F.. 116 

Melvina (Brooks) , 116 
Blackstone. William. 2 
Blake, Almira, 25, 37 

John, 37 
Blair, Emeline (Farwell) . 83 

John, 83 

Myron John, 45, 83 
Bliss, Bethia, 128 

Dorithy, 128, 130, 144 

Elizabeth. 128 

Ephraim, 128 

Experience. 4. 124. 128. 144 

Jonathan. 4. 128, 130. 144 

Martha. 128 

Mary. 128 

Miriam (Harmon), 4. 128, 130 

Rachel, 128 

Samuel, 128 

Thomas, 128. 144 
Bogue, Deming, 68 

Hannah (Eastman) , 68 

May Bell, 36, 68 
Bonham. Bert. 42, 81 

Mary (Underwood) . 81 

Smith, 81 
Booth, Joshua, 33, 60 

Sarah (Taylor) , 60 
Boutell, Harriet (Stanley), 57 

Josephus, 57 

Ruth Eliza, 31. 57 
Bowen. Cromwell. 125 

Oscar, 23 
Bowman, Mary A.. 142 
Boyce, Lenora Mae, 24, 37 

Robert P., 37 
Brackett, Zipporah. 141 
Branch. Dr. John. 125. 126 

Mrs. Luthera M. (Chaffee). 
125 
Brice. Alexander. 27. 28 

Ivucy Carpenter. 22, 27 

Lucy (Wilber). 27. 28 

Nancy Cobum. 22. 28 

Rachel, 22, 27 
Brigham, Albert Gallatin. 65 

Elizabeth. 132 
Fred Hamilton. 24. 35. 65 
Marietta Houghton. 65 
Brock. Alexander. 80 
Elizabeth, 80 
Mary Aurelia. 42. 80 
Bronson. Eliz., 138 
Brooks. Joshua. 15 
Brown. Abraham. 135 
Clark H.. 103 
Edgar Alberton. 59. 103 
Elbert Warren, 59, 103 
Isaac, 138 
James. 52, 53 
John, 2 



Brown, Josephine M.. 30, 56 

Lieut. Samuel. 11 

Melissa (Wheeler). 103 

Mrs. Mary (Dix). 135. 145 

Myra Ann. 30. 53 

Myron, 56 

Patience, 7 

Rosalia (Hackett) , 52. 53 

Sarah. 124 

William. 25. 38 
Brumbaugh, Roscoe. 18 
Brunett. Joque. 87 

Olive (Laneau) , 87 

Olive Marie. 48. 87 
Bryan. Alice Janette. 88. 117 

Mary A. (Mitchell). 117 

Robert. 117 
Brydges. George. 50 

Mary Ann. 29. 50 

Mary Ann (Dowler) . 50 
Bryne. Frank. B.. 69 

Mary Elizabeth. 37, 69 

Lucy. 69 
Buchanan, Daniel, 114 

Eva (Hildreth), 114 

Ray Bums, 76, 114 
Bull, Edward John, 99 

Florence Louise. 57. 99 

Laura (Phares) . 99 
Bullard. Capt. Samuel, 136 

Martha. 136 
Bullock. William. 11 
Bunyan.John. 17 
Burleson. Charlotte (Bradford), 
46,61 

Charlotte Miranda, 33, 61 

Daniel B.. 37 

Daniel Ossian. 47. 85 

Electa (Hawley), 37 

Hannah. 20, 23 

Hanson Stephen. 27. 46 

John. 23. 24 

Mary R.. 25. 37 

Minerva (Foster) . 85 

Ossian. 85 

Sally. 20. 24 

Stephen, 46. 61 
Bumham . Harriet P. (Hodgkins) , 
76 

Homer Wright, 40. 76 

Walter, 76 
Bums, Alfred Ernest William, 
93, 119 

Bessie Mary (Crotch). 119 

Rev. William. 119 
Burt. Arnold. 22. 30 

Azro. 95 

Cora May, 54, 95 

Joseph. 30 

Lydia. 54. 95 

Mrs. Hoyt. 17 

Phoebe (Crary) . 30 

Polly M.. 22. 30 

Sybil (Stanley) . 95 
Butler. Benjamin Franklin, 35 

Fannie (Danforth), 35 

Jcseph, 58 

Junia Ann, 31, 58 

Sidney Danforth, 24, 35 
Butterworth, Hannah, 6 

Mary. 131 

Patience. 6 
Byrd. Thomas, 13 
Callon, Katherine. 24. 36 

Patrick. 36 
Campbell. Evelyn Arminda 
(Merrill). 113 

Winnifred Elepha Abbie. 74. 
113 

Zimri William. 113 
Carley. Adney. 62 

Almira. 62 

Titus Monroe. 33. 62 
Carpenter. Abiah, 129 

Abigail. 129 

Capt. Nathaniel, 7, 11 



Carpenter. Col. Thomas, 7, 11, 
Daniel, 6, 128, 
De Forrest W.. 38. 73 
Dorothy, 130, 144 
Hannah, 5, 124, 129, 130, 144 
James. 128, 129, 130, 144 
John, 129 
Joseph. 129 

Lorinda E. (Huse), 73 
Margaret. 5 
Miriam (Searles) . 5 
Patience (Ide) , 131 
Richard. 129 

Samuel. 129. 130, 131, 144 
Sarah. 5 
Silas Pratt. 73 
Susanna. 6 
Timothy, 5 
William. 5. 129. 144 
Carr. Ellen (Colon) . 83 
James Sumner, 45, 83- 
Silas Sumner, 83 
Carter, Ellen M , 29, 49 
Enoch. 49 
Mary, 49 
Cary. Col. Simeon. 11 

D. P.. viii 
Caswell. Edwin, 47 
Chadboum, Nathan. 22, 31 
Chafecombe, Lord of, 9 
Chaffe. Dan, 6, 124 
Daniel, 5 
David. 5 
Deliverence, 6 
Dorothy. 5 
Ephraim. 6 
Experience. 5 
Ezra. 6 
Hannah, 6 
John. 6 

Jonathan. 5. 124. 130. 144 
Jonathan. Jr. .5, 6 
Joseph, 3. 4 
Josiah. 6 
Levi. 6 
Mehitable. 5 
Miriam. 6 
Nathaniel (2). 3. 4. 5, 124, 

128. 144 
Nathaniel (4). 6. 131. 144 
Nathaniel. Jr. (3). 4. 5 
Nathaniel. Jr. (5). 6. 130. 144 
Noah (3) . 4. 5 
Noah (5) . 6 
Rachel. 5 
Susanna. 6 
Thomas (1). vii, 1, 2, 3. 4, 9, 

124. 144 
Thomas (3) , 5 
William, 6 
Chaffee. Aaron. 6. 7 
Amos. 131 
Asa. 126 
Benjamin. 6. 7 
Braddock. 12. 13. 124. 125 ' 
Daniel. 7 
Dan. Jr.. 124 
Ezra. 6. 7 
Hannah (of Nathaniel, Jr.), 

6, 7 
Hannah (of Braddock) . 126 
Hannah (Burleson) . 23 
Henrietta, 126 
Hulda, 7 
Jonathan, 124 
Judith (5), 124 
Judith (6). 126 
Lephe. 126 
Lucy (Stow) . 10. 11. 12, 14, 17, 

18, 19, 20, 25. 133 
Luthera Marion. 125. 126 
Mary. 125. 126 
Mrs. A. Gertrude (Bessey). 

79 
Mrs. Freelove. 131 
Mrs. Louisa M., 29 



154 



THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 



Chaffee, Mrs. Plantina O. 
(Pitcher). 41 

Mrs. Priseilla (Danforth) , 
24, 25 

Nathaniel, 6, 7 

Polly, 21 

Rebecca, 7 

Reuben, 126 

Robinson, 124 

Ruth, 7 

Sally, 13 

Sarah, 125, 126 

Simeon, 6, 7 

S. R., viii 

Susanna, 7 

William, 124 

William H., viii, 1, 3, 128, 146 
Chaffy. William, 9 
Chafy, Rev. W. K. W., D. D..8.9 
Chapman. Charles Edwin. 106 

Dollie (Remington) . 106 

Edwin E.. 106 
Chase, Alvin S., 142 

Ella. 142 
Cheever. Isabelle (Scott) , 69 

Ozias L.. 69 

Ulyses Sidney, 37, 69 
Clark, Addie Estella, 37, 70 

Adelaide (Peacock), 70 

Edgar Albert. 32, 59 

Edwin Salvin, 27, 45 

Guy, 23, 33 

Hamilton, 70 

Harvey, 15, 19, 24. 33 

Jemima (Whipple) , 59 

Louisa (Hutchins), 45 

Phoebe (Chaplain) , 33 

Salvin, 45 

William C, 59 
Clemens, Emma (Latimore), 100 

James, 100 

Louisa Jane, 57, 100 
Clemins. Etta. 52. 92 
Clifford, Mrs. Nellie (Larvamy), 

59, 103 
Clough. Sarah, 141 

Theophilus, 141 
Coburn, Alma Hendee, 26, 43 

Chester V., 43 

Rosnnnah (Titus) , 43 
Colcord, Ann R. (Towle) , 48, 141 

Betsey T., 141 

George, 28, 48, 141 

Henry C. 141 

John, 141 

John C, 48, 141 

Maria, 141 

Sarah T., 141 

Tristum C, 141 
Collins, Etta Belle, 58. 101 

James Albert. 101 

Sarah Marie (Hunt). 101 
CoUinson, Rev. John, 8 
Colpitts, C. R.,26 
Colton. Sarah, 121 
Colvin, Mrs. Almira M., 126 
Combs, B. H., 86 
Comings, Harlow John, 37, 69 

Henry, 69, 143 

Julia Robigne, 20, 25, 140, 143 

Lydia (Marsh) , 25 

Samuel, 25, 140 

Sarah M. (Moore), 69 

Temple Samuel. 140 
Comstock. Mrs. Lucy Mulvina, 

37, 70 
Conner. Ella (Chase), 88 

George Stewart, 61, 105, 142 

James Alvin, 49, 88, 142 

James C, 88, 142 
Converse, Mrs. Esther 

(Champney), 137 
Cook, Eliza (Armstrong), 48 

Robert, 28, 48 

Thomas, 48 
Coomer, Mary, 124 



Cooper, Dea. John, 140 

Mary, 140 

Mary (Sherman), 140 
Coutances, Bishop of, 8 
Covell, Jennie June, 73, 113 

Marcus Alby, 113 

Minnie Hester. (Chandler) , 
113 
Covey, William, 22, 27 
Crandall, EHsha. 49. 88 

Cynthia (Perkins), 88 
Croft, Albert B., 71, 111 

Blaine Albert, 71, 111 

Ellen (Smith), 71, 111 

Vera Mary, 38, 71 
Crosby. Hannah, 137 

Simon, 137 
Culver. Caleb, 13 
Cummings, Benjamin, 140 

Isaac. 140 

John, 140 

Samuel, 140 
Currier, Alonzo B., 25, 38 

Israel J., 68 

Jennie Rebecca (White) , 68 

Lura Mae. 37. 68 
Curtis. Ellen (Lord), 84 

James, 84 

Reuben Blanchard, 46, 84 
Daggett, Col. John, 11 

Hepsibah, 5 
Daines, Lorena, 141 
Danforth, Betsey, 138 

Elizabeth. 137 

Elizabeth (Hosley) , 137 

Hannah, 138 

Jonathan, 137, 138 

Joseph, 138 

Lucinda. 138 

Nicholas, 137 

Paul, 137 

Permela, 138 

Persis, 138 

Polly, 138 

Priseilla. 13. 20. 21, 23, 138 

Priseilla (Hoadley), 21, 23, 25 

Rhoda, 138 

Sally, 13, 20, 21, 23, 138 

Samuel, 137 

Susan, 138 ' 

Thomas, 137 

Warren, 138 

William, 13, 21, 23, 25,26, 137, 
138 
Daniel, Rhoda, 93, 119 

Samuel L., 119 

Sophia (Mclntire), 119 
Darrah, Dr. A. J., 32 
Davis, Abner. 94 

Flora A. (Thayer). 113 

George Winslow, 40, 77 

Leroy F., 113 

Mary Florilla, 73, 113 

Melita, 94 

Robert, 54. 94 
Day, Almira (Frost), 43 

George Washington, 26, 43 

Lucius, 43 
Deaett, Isaac, 99 

Mary, 56, 99 

Mary (Green), 99 
Dearholt, Ann (Criswell) , 53 

Henry, 53 

Rachel Rebecca, 30, 53 
Demar, Joseph, 13, 126 
Dewing, Caroline M., 141 

Charles Adolphus, 38. 71, 141 

Diana, 141 

Dolphus, 141 

Dolphus, Jr., 71, 141 

Elizabeth (Towle), 141 

Louisa, 141 

Luke, 71 

Lydia B., 141 

Sarah A,, 141 

Sarah (Colton), 71 



Dibble, Charles, Jr., 15, 26 

Israel, 13 
Dingman, Thankful (Sweatland) 
46 

Unah,27, 46 
Dix, Mary, 145 
Doolittle, Mrs., 7 
Douglass, Alexand'^r. 69 
Dourley, Annie Florence, 48, 87 

John, 87 

Margaret (Gillispie) , 87 
Dunley, Emma, 41, 78 
Dwyer, Edward Irving, 114 

Jessie Winnifred, 76, 114 

Mary Louise (Laflam), 114 
Dyke, Betsey (Hendrick). 40 

Elisha.40 

Elizabeth Betsey, 26, 40 
Eddy, Abigail, 29 
Edward the Confessor, 8 
Edwards, Annie (Morrison), 117 

John Russell, 117 

Jonathan, 117 

Lillian Alberta Marion, 88, 
117 
Eldred, Almira (Ford), 54 

Francis H.. 30, 54 

Noah H..54 
Elliot, David, 40 

Luceiia (Chase) , 40 

Lucius Boynton, 26, 40 
Ellis, Abbie J., 60 
Ellsworth. Delia, 24. 36 

Dr. William C. 24. 36 

Pamelia (Searle) , 36 
Emma of Normandy. 8 
Emery. Charles Edwin. 62, 106 

Dr. Thomas Marsh, 41, 77 

Eliza G., 22, 31 

George, 106 

Glidden, 77 

Lydia Emerson. 31 

Mary (Marsh) , 77 

Phcebe (Rice) , 106 

Thomas. 31 
Erwin. Anna Amelia. 72. Ill 

Elizabeth Florence (Gibson) , 
111 

Linius M., Ill 
Esterbrook, Susanna, 6 
Ethelred the Unready. 8 
Evans. Alberta (Yates). 108 

Deforest L-. 108 

Nellie Louise, 63, 108 
Ewins, Almeda Altha. 26, 41 

Altha (Strong), 36, 41 

William. 36, 41 

William Prescotl, 24, 36 
Fairbank. Eleasur. 136 

Eliezer. 135. 136. 145 

Grace (Lee), 145 

George, 135, 136, 145 

Jonathan, 135. 145 

Lydia. 135. 136, 145 

Martha. 135, 136 
Fairbanks, Abbie M. (Coburn), 
81 

Horace, K., 81 

Ralph Rock wood, 43, 81 
Famsworth, Mary, 138 
Farwell, Mason, 138 
Fassett, B. Frank, 55 

Clara, 30,55 

Lois (Stebbins) , 55 
Faufaw, Francis, Jr., 75 

Hattie Mae. 40, 75 

Julia Christina (Lovelette), 
75 
Fay, Col. David, 16 

Joseph. 14 
Fecteau. Caroline Lucy, 50, 89 

Gaspau, 89 
Fellows, Gen. John, 11 
Felton, Foster B.,60 
Fish, John, 30, 54 

Lois (Chamberlain) , 54 



INDEX. 



155 



Fitch, Rebekah, 144 
Fitz-Hugh, Raynald. 8 
Fitz-Ralph, Robert, 9 
Fitz- Reginald. Ralph, 8 
Fletcher. Carrie (Durkee) , 114 

Edith M.. 76, 114 

Hope, 132 

William, 132 

Wing-, 114 
Ford, Amos, 52 

Barbara Ann (Mason), 54, 94 

Clara Amelia, 30, 54 

Daniel Ducher. 30. 52 

Elnora Harriet, 36, 67 

Eunice (Uucher), 52 

Harrison, 67 

Herbert Eugene, 53, 94 

Mary Ann (Simpson), 85 

Robert, S5 

Sarah R. (Whitney), 67 

Silas. 54. 94 

Violet Elizabeth. 46, 85 
Forsythe, Asa Merrill. 99 

Charles Sumner, 57, 99 

Sarah (Ladd). 99 
Foster. Dr. S. S., 34 

Miriam Jane, 23, 34 

Sally (Belnap), 34 
French. Lydia, 7 

Seba.15 
Frink. Burton Orville, 47, 85 
Frost, Betsey E , 70 

Frank Loren,37, 70 

Martin W., 70 
Fuller, Capt. Jacob, 7 

Elbridge, 97 

Emily A. (Burnham) , 97 

Judith. 7 

Willis Elbridge, 56, 97 
Gahwiller. Emma E., 30, 55 
Gallagher, Jennie. 36, 68 
Galusha, Helen J., 22, 32 

Pollv (Larabee) , 32 

William. 32 
Gardner. Mrs. Ann E. (Hall) , 33 
Gates, Bathsheba (Porter), 82 

Caleb, 82 

Franklin Pierce, 44, 82 
Geddes, Patricia Loraine. 39, 74 
Gibson, Abbie Jane (Currier) . 104 

Charles Maynard. 104 

Maynard Charles, 61, 104 

Nathaniel, HI 

Sarah (Wells), 111 

Stephen Dougl.ass, 72, 111 
Gilbert, Emma I,ucy, 55, 97 

Hattie (Ward) , 97 

Marv (Crow) , 67 

Nathan Allen, 97 

Otis Radford, 36, 67 

Seth S , 67 
Gish, Harriet, 119 
Gloss, Albert Henry, 58, 102 

Christina (Geffords) , 102 

John, 102 
Goad, Ellen Elizabeth, 46 

James, 46 

Sarah (Morse), 46 
Goddard, Leonora (Kathan), 95 

Eva May. 54, 95 

Reuben, 95 
Goodnow. Lucy. 133. 135, 145 

Persis (Rice), 133 

Samuel, 134, 135, 145 

Thomas, 133, 134, 135, 145 
Goodsell, Benjamin Franklin, 86 

Hobert R., 48, 86 

Lovina (Trowbridge), 86 
Goodwin, George, 14 
Gould, Emma Mary, 32, 59 

George, 59 

Roaney (Judd) , 59 
Grant, Allie (Shaw), 118 

Eliza (Gray) , 108 

Ethel Lucinda, 63, 108 

John. 108 



Grant. Joseph. 88 

Leonard, 118 

Maria (Combs). 88 

Rev. Edwin Ernest, 49, 88 

Willard R., 93, 118 
Gray, William, 25, 38 
Green, Frank, 107 

Gardner, 50 

Henry, 21 

Jennie Anna, 62, 107 

Jennie L-. 46,84 

John J., 84 

Jonas, 13, 19, 125, 126 

Katie A., 29. 50 

Mrs. Sally, 125 

Nelson H., 126 

Philip, 12, 13, 126 

Rhoda A. (Eldred) , 84 

Sarah F. (Holmes), 50 

Susan C. (Willard), 107 

William, 12 
Greenwood, Laura, 65, 108 

Lemuel, 108 

Mary. 108 
Grice. Arabella (Jeffords), 87 

Elwin Harrison, 48. 87 

Libbie Ar\-illa, 48, 87 

Warren B., 87 
Griggs, Duncan, 82 

Kalie Belle. 44, 82 

Mary (Sheller) , 82 

(or Gragg). Mary, 132 
Guertin, Ida. 86. 117 

Melinda, 117 

Osias, 117 
Guthrie, Ann (Watson), 61 

Catherine Elizabeth, 33, 61 

David 61 
Guyette, Emma (Laflin), 86 

M.irgarette, 48, 86 

Joseph, 86 
Hackett, George Henry, 81 

Luther Dodge 43. 81 

Mary Elizabeth (Clark), 81 
Hakey. Alveretta S., 34, 63 

Newell. 63 
Hale.Frederika(Simmerling) , 90 

Hulda Henrietta, 51,90 

Luke, 90 
Hall, Abigail fShepnrd), 29 

Almira (Rub'ee), 52 

Chauncey Moore, 30, 52 

David, 116 

Eliza, 22, 29 

Fred Dudley, 82, 116 

John, 29 

Louise (Rouix), 116 

Quincey. 52 
Hammond. Addie Ehiora, 30, 55 

Calvin, 55, 102 

Gordius Elmer, 59, 102, 143 

Gratia A. (Marsh), 55, 102 

John, 31. 58 

Mary (Stanley), 58 
Hanks. Anna L.. 52, 92 

Catherine (Gish) , 93 

Franklin Benjamin. 93 

Jacob Wagoner. 52, 93 
Harmon, Miriam, 128, 144 
Hartson, Homer, 109 
Haskins, Capt. Jacob. 7 
Hathaway. Col. John, 11 
Hawkins, Emily, 36, 68 
Hawse, Bet^sey (Foster), 81 

Clarence Elmer, 43, 81 

William, 81 
Hayford, William W., 41 
Haywood, Persis, 139 
Heath, Gen.. 11 
Hedge, Samuel, 14 
Hemenway, Miss, 16 
Henry I, 9 
Herrick, Ernest D., 42, 79 

Fay. 79 

Mary (Duclos) , 79 
Hewitt, Harry W.. 115 



Hewitt, Mary E. (Russler), 115 

Raymond William. 80, 115 
Hibbard, Lydia E.. 141 

Polly, 20, 21 
Hicks, Augusta (Stowe), 107 

John, 107 

Mark Oliver, 62, 107 

Samuel, 22. 31 
Higgins, Aurilla, 69 

Daniel, 69 

Emily Ellen, 37, 69 

Zenas, 138 
Hildreth, Prutia, 20, 24 
Hill. Capt., 11 

James jr., 26 

Polly Whipple. 20, 26 

Rebecca (Elliot) , 26 
Hitchcock, Edward, 109 

Emily (Mizo), 109 

Emma Frances, 26. 42 

Ida, 66, 109 

Newton. 42 

Submit (Perkins), 42 
Hoadley, Aaron, 26 

Mercy (Stone) , 137 

Priscilla, 137 

Thomas, 137 
Hobart, Rev. Peter, 2 
Hobbs. Sarah, 141 
Hodges, Carrie Louise, 44, 82 

James Willard, 82 

Sarah (Gould) , 82 
Hogaboom, Cynthia (Swan), 27, 
45 

George, 99 

Hannah (Tarble) , 99 

J. Max, 57. 99 

Sophronia (Swan) . 45 

William Riley. 45 
Holbrock, William. 136 
Hopkins. Auretta. 140 
Hosmer James. Jr.. 135 

Mrs. Sarah (White). 135 
Howard. John G., 78, 114 
Howe, John R., 79 

Rebecca, 133 

Ruth, 132 
Howlett. Alice (French) , 140 

Ensign Thomas, 140 

Sarah, 140 
Hoyt, Asa, 10 

Francis Byron. 50, 90 

H. William. 90 

Mrs. Lucy (Stow). 7. 10 

Nellie (Spaulding), 90 

Reuben, 10, 11, 133 
Hugo, the Thegn. 8, 9 
Hull. Clark Austin. 34, 62 

Delia. 33. 61 

Ethan Allen. 61, 62 

Melinda (Austin), 61, 62 
Hunt, Celia M. (Learnard). 56 

Deda Safford. 30, 56 

Ira, 56 

Mary Jane (Bennett) , 89 

Susan, 49, 89 

Thomas William, 89 
Hun toon. Albert, 85 

Jennie (Low) , 85 

Josephine Jennie, 47, 85 
Hupper, Charles. 103 

Gertrude May. 103 

Mary (Brown), 103 
Hurlbut, Charlotte (Janes), 90 

Edson Ebenezer. 90 

Harriet (Barnes) , 38 

Horace, 38 

Pearl Garfield, 50, 90 

William Hubbard, 26,38 
Hutchins, Esther (Maddox). 66 

Rose Maddox, 36, 66 

William, 66 
Hutchinson, Ezra, 93 

Lucy Steavens, 93 

Martha, 53, 93 
Hyman, Alex. A.. 50, 89 



156 



THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 



Ide, Mistress, 144 

vSquire, 12 
Ingraham, William, 12 
Irish, Emma J., 30. 55 

Eunice (Hibbard) , 55 

l,eonard, 55 
Isham, Daniel, 96 

Lena Fassett, 55. 96 

Mary Jane (Chadwick) , 96 
Jackson, E. I., 117 

Isabel F., 117 

Minnie Alphonsin, 88, 117 
Jacob, Col. John, 7 
Janes, Ira, 27 

Isaac, 28, 48 

Isaac Newton, 28, 48 

Precinda (Wright) , 27 

Ursula Selenda, 22, 27 

Zoa (Ayer) , 28, 48 
Jenne, Cynthia, 26, 39 

Frazier, 39 

Hulda (Folsom) , 39 

Nathaniel, 39 

Nathaniel Dorwin, 26, 39 

Sarah (Holden) , 39 
Jewett, Servamard. 138 
Johnson, Daniel, 106 

Elizabeth (Duhamel) , 106 

Hadley Clark, 106 

Hannah, 132, 134, 145 

Hannah (parkin), 132, 134, 

Inez Alberta, 62, 106 

Jonathan, 144, 145 

I,eander, 59 

Mamie Estella, 62, 106 

Martha, 106 

Rosabel. 31, 59 

Sophia (Shaw) , 59 

William, 132, 134, 145 
Jones, Daniel, 13, 14 

Ruth, 6 
Jordan, Hiram Meeker, 27, 46 

Lydia (Wells). 46 

Medad, 46 
Kalar, Mary Elizabeth, 31, 57 
Keith, Emma (Butler), 84 

Lura, 46, 84 

Warren, 84 
Kelley, Eliza Nelson (Ingalls). 
65 

Mary Maranda, 35, 65 

vShedrick, 65 
Kemp, Anson. 34 

Charles E., 73 

Clarence Spencer, 73, 112 

Delinda (Kelton) , 34 

Ida Levina, 48, 86 

Isabella I^eathard, 38, 73 

James, 86, 112 

Sarah, 23, 24 

Sarah L- (Leathard) , 73 

Viola (Stanhope), 86, 112 
Kendall, Abraham, 139 

Asa, 139 

Caleb, 139 

Capt. William, 22, 139 

Ebenezer, 139 

Francis, 139 

George Washington, 139 

Hannah. 139 

Hezekiah, 139 

Jacob. 139 

I^ucy, 139 

Nathan, 139 
Phoebe, 139 
Polly, 139 
Rebecca, 139 

Sally, 139 
Samuel, 22, 139 
Seth, viii, 19,20, 22, 139 
William, 139 
Keppell, Annie F., 38, 73 
Keyes, Elnathan, 14 
Kidder, Enoch 137 
King, Elizabeth, 135 
Henrys. & Co., 8 



Kinsley, Eldad, 140 
Elizabeth, 140 
Hannah (Brackett) , 140 
Mehitable (Morey) , 140 
Kinsley, Samuel, 140 
Knapp, Betsey Eliza (Dartt), 51 
Nathaniel, 51 
Sarah Ann, 30, 51 
Knobloch, Bernard, 53, 93 
Labor, Lydia (Masters) , 131 

Philip. 131 
Lang, Charles H., 50 
Lucy Ella, 29, 50 
Sarah A. (Staples) , 50 
Lanctot, Charles William, 56, 98 
John, 98 

Selina (Ouillet) , 98 
Larabee, Amj', 127 

Asa Chaffee, 71, 127 
Edson, 105 

Emma Cynthia, 61, 105 
George W., 126, 127 
Lawrence Brainerd, 38, 71,127 
Lydia (Lewis), 71, 127 
Susan (Shufelt,) 105 
William. 127 
Larkin, Hannah, 134, 145 

Thomas, 134, 145 • 
Larvamy, Daniel. 103 

Laura Yaner (Baker), 103 
Leach, Almira (Carpenter), 42 
Elizabeth Betsey, 26, 42 
Wyllys D., 42 
Leamard, Affia B. (Stickney) , 56 

Asa, 56 
Leavens, George Gregory, 77 
Lu Mary, 41, 77 
Sarah (Dingley) , 77 
LeBar, George Stokes, 51, 90 
Mary (Stokes), 90 
Orlando, 90 
Lee, Albert, 119 
Annie, 104, 119 
Gen. Robert E., 119 
Grace, 135 
•Jennie (Cutler), 119 
Leonard, Abraham Lincoln, 91. 
117 
James, 117 
Margaret A., 117 
Lewis, Charlie Simmons, 41, 77 
Mary (McDonald) , 77 
Zachary, 77 
Lindbladh, Gustave, 55, 96 
Livingston, Ann (Oliver), 38 
Pamelia Ann, 25, 38 
Samuel W., 38 
Loring, Thomas, Sr,, 2 
Lowry, Elizabeth Jane 

(Barkheimer) , 118 
Harriet Ethel, 91, 118 
Merritt A., 118 
Lunna, Israel H., 116 
John William, 82, 116 
Maryette (Sweet), 116 
Luther, Hnpestill, 29 
Lynch, Bridget (Sullivan), 95 
Merton, 95 
Merton J., 54.95 
Lyon, Abigail, 6 
Capt. John, 7 
McAllister. Alexander, 65 
Christina (Young) , 65 
John. 35. 65 
Sally, 138 
McCarthy, Margaret (Brady) , 91 
Mary Jane, 51, 91 
William, 91 
McCarty, John, 34 

Sally (Coburn), 34 
Stephen, 23, 34 
McClarty, Fannie M. (Searle). 
45 
Mary Priscilla, 27, 45 
William, 45 



McClellan, Frank Raymond, 59 
103 
Hattie Helen (Blake) , 103 
Royal Albert, 103 
McFarlane, Flossie Pearl, 76, 113 
Jane Clara (Gillis), 113 
Walter, 113 
McKeddie, Ethel Mae, 68, 110 

George, 110 
McKellips, Melvina Victoria, 104 

119 
McKenzie, Elizabeth (Stan wood) 
83 
Grace Anna, 45, 83 

Rev. William Scott, 83 
McMahon, Alice Dolores 
Lorraine, 42, 81 

Mary, 81 

Peter Carlos, 81 
McMillan, Alexander, 102 

Charlotte (Campell), 102 

Ida Jane, 59, 102 
McMillen, Jane (Neal), 118 

Robert, 92, 118 

William, 118 
Maether, John, 93 

Julia (Rupert), 93 

Mary Anna, 52, 93 
Magoon, Ida May, 36 
Malone, Dora (Haynes), 67 

Esther Rebecca, 36, 66 

George Brown, 67 
Mann, Thomas, 128 
Manning, Elizabeth (French). 
137 

Sarah, 137 

William, 137 

, 53 

Mansfield, Benjamin, 6, 130, 144 

Dorothy (Carpenter) , 6 

Ruth, 6, 130, 144 
Marbit, James Philip, 118 

Lola Augusta, 91, 118 

Pantha Augusta (Flippen) , 
118 
Marble, Abner Walker, 75 

Letitia Shepard (Groves), 75 

Robert Courtland, 40, 75 
Marsh, Lathrop. 54 

Lucy (Chadwick) , 54 

Lydia, 140 

Miranda Lucy, 30, 54 

Polly (Stebbins) , 32 

Solomon, 22,32 

Thomas, 32 
Marshall, Harry Charles, 45, 84 
Marston, Flora May, 43, 81 

Harland B., 81 

Mary (Shepard) , 81 
Martin, Annis, 4 

Charles Augusta, 50, 89 

Dinnies, 48, 86, 143 

John, 29 

Mary, 46 

Mary Ann (Banc) , 86, 89 

Peter, 86, 89 

Roy A., 43, 81 
Marton, Wamon, 58, 101 
Marvin, Ebenezer, 13, 14 
Mason, Amos, 131 

Amy, 131 

Benjamin, 131 

Bethiah, 131 

Elizabeth, 131 

Hannah, 131 

Isaac, 131 

James, 131 

John, 131 

Joseph, 131 

Lydia, 131 

Mary, 131 

Moses, 131 

Noah, 131 

Pelatiah, 131 

Rebecca (Rebekah), 6, 131, 
144 



INDEX. 



157 



Mason, Rebeckah (Read), 6 

Sampson, 131, 144 

Sampson, Jr., 131 

Samuel, 6, 131, 144 

Samuel, Jr., 131, 144 

Sarah, 131 

Susannah, 131 

Thankful, 131 
Massasoit, Indian Chief, 2 
Mathewson, Charles Adin, 67, 109 

Delana (Tillinghast) , 110 
Maxfield, Andrew, 46 

Ann (Brown) , 46 

Frank Capitola, 27, 46 
May, Cornelius S., 77 

Debby Ann (Wanamaker) , 77 

l,avinia, 40, 77 
Maynard, Charles, 28 
Mears, Genevieve Aurora, 56, 98 

J. H., 98 

Marion (Crossett) , 98 
Mellon, George, 58. 102 

Jennie (McCaskie) , 102 
Merrill, Albert S., 107 

Marion G., 62, 107 

Nellie (Isham) , 107 
Miller, Alice F., 35,65 

Charles F., 65 

Deborah, 141 

Elizabeth, 131. 144 

Frederika M., 65 

John, 131, 144 

Marv, 131, 144 

Mrs. Mary P. (Best) , 38. 73 
Millerd. Alice (or Alse), 5 
Mills, Georgia Etta, 62, 106 

John. 87 

John Henry. 48. 87 

Mary Ann (Conlin) , 106 

Sophia (Tyler) , 87 

William Wilson, 106 
Mitchell, David Harrison, 89 

Flora Bell (Hodgkins) , 109 

John Edwin, 109 

Mary Jane (Hall) , 89 

Mildred Hodgkins, 66, 109 

William Harrison. 49, 89 
Moore, Alice Jane. 51, 92 

Chauncey, 14 

Micah D., 92 

Rowena E. (Johnston) , 92 
Moran. Frank Edward. 61. 105 
Morehou.se. Fred Heney, 35, 64 

George T. , 64 
Morey, Harold Plummer, 65, 108 

Nellie M. (Clark) , 108 

Z. C, 108 
Morgan, Abbie Richard, 86 

Edward Jordan, 73 

George Smith, 38.73 

Ida Rachel. 56. 97 

Joanna Stephen (Walker) . 97 

Joseph Gallup. 97 

Maria Elizabeth (Hastings) . 
73 

Nettie Ellen. 48. 86 
Morrison, William Donald, 55, 96 
Morse, Charles Ira. 40. 76 

George Francis. 56, 98 

Jonathan, 132 

Mary A. (Haines) , 98 

M. J.,98 

Nancy (Vine) , 76 

William, 76 
Morseman, Martha, 7 
Morton, Arthur Emmet, 80, 115 

Joseph Emmet. 115 

Rosa May (Van Der Galtz) , 
115 
Mosier, Alexander, 86 

Evaline (Burleson) , 86 

Ezra Alexander, 48, 86 
Moulton, Charles Smith, 27, 44 

Mary (Farwell) , 44 

Michael, 44 
Murray, Clarissa (AVheeler) , 106 



Murray, Harry, 106 

Warren Wheeler, 62, 106 
Myers, George, 81 

Naomi (Hiskey) , 81 

Virgil L,eadrew, 42, 81 
Nason, Polly. 133 
Nault, Mrs. Elizabeth (Upstone) . 
27.45 

James. 45 
Nelson. Grace (Ellis). 64 

James. 64 

Thomas John Montgomery, 
35. 64 
Neubert. Bertha I,eona, 52. 92 

Jo.seph. 92 

Mary Margaret, 92 
Newman, Rev. Samuel, 3 

Sarah. 7 
Newton, Anne, 134, 145 

Elizabeth, 133 

Mary, 134. 145 

Nathan, 133 

Richard, 134, 145 
Niles, Chestina (Butler), 66 

Grace Ella, 36, 66 

Reuben, 66 
Noble, Chester W., 62 

Eunice Matilda, 34, 62 

Jeremiah Borland. 97 

I^aura (Barber) . 32 

Marcia (Fletcher), 49 

Mary Ann, 28. 49 

Mary Ann (Peoples) , 97 

.Sabrina (Taylor) , 62 

Silas Austin, 22, 32 

Silas Watson. 32 

William, 49 

William Borland, 55, 97 
Nordholm, Be.ssie. 39, 74 
Noyes, Alida (Sears), 112 

Amos M., 112 

Mary Alida, 73, 112 
Olmstead, Anna (Hill). 48 

Cassius. 28, 48 

I,ester, 48 
Oney, Joicy (Campbell), 101 

William, 101 

William Henry. 58. 101 
Ormsby. Mrs. Perces. 5 
Orton. Dr. Samuel T.. 79 
Owen. Daniel. 13 
Page. Fred I,angdon. 82. 116 

Mrs. Edna N. (Phelps). 28. 
49 

Nancy ( Bold run ) . 116 

Oscar, 116 
Pain, Capt. John, 10 
Paine, Nathaniel, 5 

Stephen, Sr.. 3 
Palmer. Grace, 130 
Parker. Emma F. (Chase) . 100 

Eunice M.. 57, 100 

Worcester R., 100 
Parmallee, Hezekiah, 24 
Peach, John William, 93, 119 

Prudie (Harvev) , 119 

Richard W., 119 
Pearson, Betsey A., 142 

Dorothy (Towle) , 142 

Mary K., 142 

Sarah T.. 142 

Theophilus. 142 

William A.. 141, 142 
Peck, Albert W.. 64 

Dr. Charles Howard. 35. 64 

t,ouisa (Booth) . 64 

Iv. R., 4 

Lydia. 6 

Rachel. 124 

Rebecca, 6 

Thomas, 7 
Pennington, Arthur, 79 

I^awrence Willmore, 42, 79 

Sarah (Shaw) . 79 
Percy, lyOcke Hosea, 36, 66 

Rebekah (Emerick) , 66 



Percy, Sylvanus, 66 
Perkins. Calvin. 79 

Emogene Alberta. 42. 79 

Mary (Hodgkins). 79 
Perrin. Capt. Jesse. 7 
Phelps, Daniel Walter, 74 

Edwin. 47. 49 

Elijah. 17 

Harriet Eliza. 39. 74 

Harriet Reed (Goddard) . 74 

Melissa (Harris), 47, 49 

Theda. 28. 47 

W. v.. 99 
Philip, King. 3. 4 
Pickle. Claudie L,ouvia, 38. 70 

Mary Ann (Smith) , 70 

Thomas, 70 
Pidge, Mrs. Hannah. 5 
Pierce. Angenette (Cutting) . 82 

Anna, 6 

Dexter R.. 82 

Lieut. Col. Samuel. 7 

Rev. Clarence Dexter, 45, 82 
Pierpont, John, 132 
Pilkington, James. 76 

Mabel. 40. 76 

Mary Jane (McNamard) . 76 
Piper. Mrs. Eva (Moody). 76 
Pitcher. John. 41 

Plantina Olivia. 26. 41 

Rebecca (Jeffords) . 41 
Pocock. Ivloyd. 41 
Pomeroy. Enoch. 141 

George Hibbard. 49. 88. 141 

George E.. 88, 141 

Lydia E. (Hibbard) , 88 
Pometacom (Philip) . 4 
Powers, Amanda (Woodward) , 57 

Cynthia (Winslow) , 85 

David , 57 

David Ezekiel, 47, 85 

Jason, 85 

I^illis Mariah, 31, 57 
Powter, Elizabeth. 137 
Pratt. Amos Smith. 79 

Nellie Maria. 42. 79 

Rachel (Jones) . 79 
Pray. I^illian May. 45, 83 
Priest, Anson, 53, 94 

Hannah (Moore), 94 

Kindred. 94 

Samuel. 12 
Prince. John. 1 
Pryor. Mary. 72 

William, 72 
Raphael, James A., 92. 118 
Rasmussen. Carrie (Peterson). 
100 

Katherine Christine, 57, 100 

N. Peter. 100 
Read. Mo.ses, 131. 144 

Rebekah. 131. 144 

Rebekah (Fitch) . 131 
Readaway. Sarah. 129. 130, 144 
Redding, Elizabeth (McCurdy), 
40 

Obadiah, 40 

Samuel Hamilton, 26, 40 
Remington, I^ura L,. (Eastman) , 
62 

Mary Adelaide, 33. 62 

Thomas. 62 
Repp. Barbara Ann (Paul), 92 

David Oris, 92 

Jacob Oris, 52,92 
Reynolds. Ann. 61 

Betsey Elizabeth. 33, 61 

Lucius, 61 
Rice, Edmund, 135, 145 

Edward. 135, 136, 145 

Luke, 132 

Persis, 135, 145 

Samuel, 135, 145 
Richards, Jerushia, 32, 59 

Nancy (Densmore) , 59 

William. 59 



158 



THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEEvS. 



Rider, Hannah, 134 

William, 134 
Rigby, Dorcas Jane (Garcelon), 
91 

George Washington, 91 

Roselvin James, 51, 91 
Roberts, Harry Grant, 58, 100 
Robie, Mrs. Ann, 141 
Robinson, John, 124 

Mary, 6, 124 

Mary Elizabeth (Eldred) , 102 

Nellie Ford, 59, 102 

Rev. William Chamberlain, 
102 
Rockwell, Elizabeth Cornelia, 
41, 78 

James I.,uzerne, 78 

Mary Elizabeth (Tattersall) , 
78 
Rogers, Charles Freeman, 70 

Elizabeth Ida (West) , 70 

Hattie Ethel, 38, 70 
Roland, Bell, 56, 99 

Sophronia (Tracy), 99 

William, Sr., 99 
Roller, Antie, 33. 60 

Tressa, 60 

Wensel, 60 
Rollins, Charles H., 40, 76 

Ellen Marion, 40, 7h 

John Calder, 76 

Polly (Turner) , 76 
Rood, Briggs, 25 

Electa Iv.,20, 25 
Root, Aaron, 14 
Rosenberger, Amos, 51, 91 

Ester (nines). 91 

Jesse, 91 
Royce, Hon. .Stephen, 16 
Rublee, Clayton, 143 
Russell, Caroline Maria, 29, "50, 
142 

John D., 50, 142 

Mary (Yaw) , 50 

Sylvanus, 142 
Ryder, Charles Erasmus, 2S, 47 

Elvira (Aldrich) , 47 

Samuel, 47 
Sabin, Noah, 11 
Sadlier, Electa (Terrill) . 78 

Henry William, 42. 78 

William, 78 
St. John, Anthony. 28. 48 
Sanderson, Betsey (Miller), 56 

Melinda, 30, 56, 

William, 56 
Savage, Ezekiel, 113 

Katherine (Wade), 113 

Vashti Maria, 76, 113 
Sawyer. Louisa (Carson) . 94 

Minnie, 54. 94 

Noah, 94 
Schrader, Henry C. G.. 41, 78 
Scofield, Amanda (Campbell), 61 

Benning W., 61 

William Campbell, 33, 61 
Scott, Amanda (Simpson) , 78 

Charles A., 75 

Francis Harvey, 78 

Ida Ann, 39,74 

John, 74 

I,ewis Harvey, 42, 78 

Louisa, 74 

Mary P. (Stickney) , 75 

Stanley Joseph, 40, 75 
Searles, Edward Reed, 57, 100 

Miriam. 129.144 

Reed, 100 

Ruth (Shufelt). 100 
Sears, Sophronia, 143 
Seaver, Eliza (Rowell), 67 

Ezra Thomas, 36, 67 

Gilman. 67 
Sergeant, Erastus, 24 
Sergei, John H.. 41 

Mrs. Jean G. (Pocock). 26. 41 



Shannon, Dr., 35 

Martha, 24, 35 
Sharp, Lewis, 58, 100 
Sharon, Lucy, 76 

Patrick, 76 

Phoebe Jane, 40, 76 
Shattuck, Albert, 94 

Henrietta (Barker) , 94 

Ernest Kent. 54, 94 
vShastany, Flora Densey, 68, 110 

Inez Ellen (Brown), 110 

Simon Charles, 110 
Shaw, George Alford, 53, 94 

Menzo. 94 
Sherman, Matthew H., 14 

Roger, 140 
Sherwood, Hollis, 42, 78 

Jane (Wanzer) , 78 

Robert, 78 
vShufelt, Austin, 61 
Silloway. Mrs. Pri.sciUa (Janes) . 

22, 28 
Sisco, Blanche May, 42, 80 

Mary (Smith) , 80 

Oliver F. , 80 
Smith, Abigail, 133 

Delphina, 47 

Hezekiah, 77 

Ira, 14 

Jonas, 67 

Laura, 66. 108 

Levi. 108 

Lois Caroline, 36. 67 

Lucretia, 67 

Marcia, 108 

Nellie A. ,31. 57 

Rhoda, 77 

William J., 24 

Zoeth B.,40, 77 
Somers, Cora Maud, 60, 103 

Josephine (Burnam). 103 

Warren, 103 
Spaulding, Abigail, 140 

Dea. Andrew, 140 

Ella C. 46 

Sarah. 140 
Spicer, Aaron, 19 
Springer, Elizabeth M. (Stewart) 
96 

Horace Stewart, 55, 96 

Jacob M., 96 
.Stanhope, Spencer, 26 
.Stanley, Jennie S., 142 

Lois (Hammond) , 56 

Narcissus, 141 

Oliver, 56 

.Su.san P., 31, 56 
Start, Charles G., 65 

Fred Albert, 35, 65 

Robena (Barnes) . 65 
Stearns, Asa, 35 

Charlotte (Northrop) , 35 

Sarah Ann, 24, .35 
Stebbins, Harriet. 139 
.Stephens, Samuel, 132 
Stetson, Bertha Elizabeth. 49, 87 

Orpha (Moore) , 87 

Orvis, 87 
Stevens, Ella F., 32. 60 

Francis, 3 

Lillian, 32 
Stevenson, AvaEthelyn (Squire) , 
109 

Mabel Ethelyn. 66, 109 

William E., 109 
Stim.son, Burt E.. 90 

Eliza (Symes) , 90 

Emma Mary, 51, 90 

Mr., 21 
Stoddard, Betsey (Bartlett) , 75 

George Bartlett, 40, 75 

Joseph, 75 
.Stone, James, 138 
.Story, Asahel Porter. 104 

Charlotte Lenna. 104 

Jane Ellen (Cochran) , 104 



Stow. Aaron. 133 

Benjamin, 133 

Charles, 133 

Comfort. 133 

David. 10. 19, 133. 135. 145 

Elijah, 133 

Elizabeth, 132 

Experience. 133 

Hannah, 133 

Hannah (Johnson), 10, 134 

Ithamar, 133 

John, 132, 145 

John, Jr., 132 

Joshua, 133 

Josiah, 133, 134 

Levinah (or Lovina) , 133 

Lovel, 133 

Lucy, viii, 10, 133, 134. 145 

Lucy (Goodnow) . 10, 133 

Mary, 132 

Moses, 133 

Nathaniel, 132, 145 

Persis, 133 

Rachel, 132 

S. Absalom, 133 

Sabina (or Sabilla) , 133 

Samuel, 132, 133, 145 

.Silas, 24, 133 

Stephen, 133 

Thankful, 132 

Thomas, 132, 133, 134, 145 
Stowe, Mark, 61 
Stowell, Ann M. (Jewell), 67 

Ervin, 36, 67 

Harrison, 67 
Stratton, Arthur P., 55, 97 

Charles H..97 

Emma (Paul) . 97 
Stretton, Ann (Booth), 45 

Eliza Ann, 27, 45 

Robert, 45 
StufHebean, Clayton M., 116 

Florence Olive (Shannon) , 115 

George Clayton, 82, 116 
.Sudbury, Jane, 137 

Thomas, 137 
Sweeney, Jarred, 29, 51 
Symons, Martha Maud, 56, 98 

Mary Ann (Tierney) , 98 

William, 98 
Tappan, Jonathan, 108 

Julia Frances (Nute) , 108 

Mira Rice, 62, 108 
Taylor, Isabella, 27, 46 

John. 46 

Sarah (Dowler), 46 
Temple, Alice, 139 
Thomas, Alma, 56, 98 

Catherine. 124 

Edwin H., 34, 64 

Eliza (Green), 98 

Henry, 98 
Thompson, Charlotte (Roe), 90 

Clara L-. 42, 80 

Franklin, 39 

Helen (Park) , 80 

James T., 80 

John , 90 

Julia (Nason) , 39 

Lee Ora , 51 , 90 

Orlin Woodard, 26, 39 
Thornton. Mrs. Fannie (Pearson) 

7 
Thurber, Cromell, 29 

Cromwell. 29 

Edward, 29 

Edward, Jr., 29 

John, 29 

Mrs. Myra A. (Brown). 30. 52 

Richard, 29 

Russell, 22, 29 
Tillinghast. Mrs. Lydia, 131 

Rev. Pardon, 131 
Titemore, Gertrude Alice (Snow) . 
Ill 

Gleuna Marion, 71, 111 



INDEX. 



159 



Titemore. Myron Evans, 111 
Towle, Ann R.. 141, 142 
Anthony, 141 
Arlan Stanley. 71, 111, 142 
Caleb, 141 
Caroline, 141 
Deborah (Miller) . 141 
Dorothy. 141 
Edwin R.. 142 
Elizjibeth. 141 

Ermina Narcissus. 27, 44, 142 
Harrison, 141 
Herman E., 111. 142 
James C, 141 
Jane, 142 
Jay, 142 

Jennie S. (Stanley). Ill 
John J., 141 
Jonathan, 141, 142 
Lorena (Daines), 142 
Mahala C, 142 
Narcissus (Stanley) , 44, 142 
Philip. 141 
Reuben, 44, 141. 142 
Reuben. Jr.. 141. 142 
Sarah. 141 
Sarah C. 142 
Susan L.. 142 
Theophilus, 141 
William Harrison. 141 
William Jay. 142 
Tracy. Alfred David, 45. 84 
Clara H.. 20, 23 
David Almon, 84 
Jane Caroline (Hunt) , 84 
Troyer, J. S.. 41, 77 
Truax. Caroline E.. 142 
True, Ami Mitchell, 109 

Elenor Waldron (Ross) , 109 
Ross, 67, 109 
Tucker, John, 1 

Utting, Angeline (Hitchcock), 85 
William, 85 

William Eug-ene, 47, 85 
Vail, Allen Sanford, 58 
Kate Isabella, 31, 58 
Rachel, 58 
Van Brunt, I,eniyra. 30. 54 
Lodasca Ann (Nelson) . 54 
Philemon, 54 
Van Epps. Byron P., 107 
Edith Muriel, 62, 106 
L,ydia (Sanford) , 107 
Van Ness. Moses. 101 

Sarah Jane (Noel) . 101 
Stephen. 58, 101 
Vassar, Francis, 111, 120 
Mary (Powell), 120 
Michael, 120 
Vaughan. Albert, 90 

Elsie (Hunniwell) , 90 
Nellie Gertrude. 51. 90 
Wait. Laura. 26, 41 
I^ois (Hull), 41 
William W., 41 
Walker, Amasa, 42 
Eunice Lucy. 26. 42 
Jane (Ellsworth) . 42 
Willam. 13 
Walton, Moses. 13 
Ward. Abel. 43 
Amos, 105 
Lydia (Mason) , 43 
Nellie Mabel, 61, 105 
Sally (Jencks) , 105 
William Harrison. 26, 43 
Wares, Rev. Moses, 14, 15, 23 
Washington, George, 11 
Waterbury, Martha Alsina,39. 
74 



Waterbury, Martha (I^angdon) . 
74 

William. 74 
Waterman, Byron K., 106 

Carrie (Allen), 106 

Lillian Carrie. 62. 106 
Watton. Davis, Jr., 21 
Way. Ellen Lucy, 27, 45 

John, 45 

Lucy (Willis), 45 
Webster, Charles F., 107 

Emma (Farrington), 107 

Olin Warren. 62. 107 
Weed. Baxter Wellington. 39. 74 

Leonard. 74 

Mar3' Ann (Brock) , 74 
Weld. Chester. 34 

Ebenezer. 23. 33 

Mehetable (Pike). 34 
Wells. David Benjamin. 83 

De Ette. 109 

Edward. 109 

Edward Wellington. 45. 83 

Francis Newell. 35. 65 

Grace lone. 66. 109 

Laura (Newell) . 65 

Mary Drucilla (Brown). 83 

Zenith, 65 
Wentworth, Addie R. (Tibbetts), 
97 

Charles Harrison . 97 

Charles Lewis, 56. 97 
Wertz, Jennie. 92, 118 
West. Adelaide March. 79. 114 

Helen (Pritchard). 114 

John B., 114 
Westgate. Eddie Jay. 92, 118 

John Byron, 118 

Nancy Jane (Wood). 118 
Westover. Gilman. Ill 

Homer Howard. 70, 110 

Jessie Sophronia, 61. 105 

Maria (Shaw), 111 

Sarah Eliza (Martin), 105 

Stephen Egbert, 105 
■WTieeler, Alma Gertrude. 36. 66 

Aseph. 37. 40. 126 

Capt. Timothy. 104 

Curtis, 26. 40 

Harmon. 40 

Horace Everett. 66 

Lephe (Birch). 37. 40 

Lucius H., 26.40. 127 

Lucius Hubbard. 47 

Luthera. 25. 35. 127 

Mary (Rowley). 47 

Octa\-ia (Waller), 40 

Sarah L- ( Andrus) . 66 

.Sarah Paulina. 28. 47 
Wheelock. Ashley Wilder. 29. 50 

Emerson, 50 

Hannah (Phillips), 50 
Whipple. Horatio Fisher, 73 

Mary Ann (Mason). 73 

Mary Elizabeth. 38, 73 
White. Jasper Lionel. 29 
Whitehead. Adelia Ann. 28. 49 

Adeline (Best) . 49 

Ellen Matilda, 28. 49 

Stephen. 49 
Whitford. Henry. 32 
Whitley, Joseph. 107 

Mary (Capes). 107 

William John. 62, 107 
Whitney. Bartholomew. 71. 142 

Col. Josiah. 11 

Edward C. 44, 142 

Elvira (Yaw). 44 
Marcella Jane. 27. 44, 142 

Sarah J. (Pearson), 71 



WTiitney, .Stephen Bartholomew, 

38, 71. 142 
Wicker. Carrie (Veek) . 101 
Jorgen I., 101 
Knute J.. 58. 101 
Wilbur. George Edgar. 62. 107 
Mary (Ormsby). 107 
Squire H.. 107 
Willey. Ben. 44 
Benona. 27. 44 
Chandler, 55 
Hannah Bowman. 30. 55 
Hannah (Hill). 44 
Sarah (Hammond). 55 
Williams, Abigail (Barnes) . 52 
Anna D., 22. 31 
Joseph. 73 
Lillian. 39. 73 
Marcellus Dow. 26. 39 
Martha (Sanborn) . 39 
Mary Ann. 30. 52 
Roger. 2 
Sarah (Hart). 73 
Seth Eleazer, 31. 52 
William. 39 
Wilmarth. Thomas. 6 
Wilson, Henry Frank. 62. 108 
James. 108 

Luella (Morrow). 108 
Wing. Ella (Lovejoy) , 83 
Fred Harris, 45. 83 
Samuel F.. 83 
Winslow. Edward. 2 

Gov.. 2 
Winthrop. Gov.. 2 
Wood, Benjamin C. 138 
Woodruff. Daniel Quimby. 79 
Irving Scott. 42, 79 
Isaac, 15. 26 

Mary Ella (Newell) . 79 
Woodard. Ralph. 1 
Woodworth, Alexander 
Hamilton. 25. 37 
Carlton. 60 

Charlotte (Thompson) , 37 
Chestina A. (Austin), 55 
Clayton Hamilton, 32, 60 
Eliza Nancy (Spaulding), 60 
James Harlow. 55 
Jane Ann, 30. 55 
John. 37 
Wonnell. Eliza (Betron), 112 
George Alan.son. 112 
Julia Estella. 72. 112 
Wright. Chauncev. 29 
Charles N.. 119 
Harriett. 32. 59 
Harriet (Stanhope). 59 
Harvey Warren. 104. 119 
Joel. 138 
John E.. 138 
Louisa M., 22. 29 
Lucy (Standish) . 29 
Ruth A. (Markham), 119 
Warren. 59 
Yaw. Adah lona. 34. 63. 142 
Charles B.. 142 
Elvira T.. 142 
Joseph. 142 
Joseph. Jr.. 63, 142 
Mary, 142 

Mary Ann (Bowman) , 63 
Reuben. 142 
Sarah (Towle). 142 
Yonng. George. 84 

George Cuthbertson. 46, 84 
Margaret (Cuthbertson). 84 
Zenett. George. 71 

Josephine Maria. 38. 71 
Phoebe Ann (Palmer). 71 



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THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 

INDEX OF FAMILY NAMES.* 



Aldrich, 47 

Allen, 59, 106 

Andrus, 66 

Armstrong, 48 

Austin, 55, 61, 62 

Ayer, 28, 48, 110 

Baker, 103 

Bano, 86, 89 

Barber, 32 

Barker, 94 

Barkheimer, 118 

Barnes, 38, 52, 65 

Bartlett. 75 

Belnap, 34 

Benjamin, 36 

Bennett, 89 

Best. 38, 49, 73 

Betron, 112 

Birch, 37, 40 

Blake, 103 

Boldrun. 116 

Booth, 28, 45, 64 

Bowman, 63 

Brackett, 140 

Bradford, 46, 61 

Brady, 91 

Brock, 74 

Brooks, 116 

Brown, 46, 52, 83, 103, 110 

Bullis, 102 

Burleson , 86 

Burnam, 103 

Burnham, 97 

Butler, 66, 84 

Campbell, 61, 101, 102 

Capes, 107 

Carpenter, 6, 42 

Carson, 94 

Chad wick, 54, 96 

Champney, 137 

Chamberlain, 54 

Chandler, 113 

Chaplain, 33 

Chase, 40, 88, 100, 105 

Clark, 37, 70, 81, 108 

Cobum, 34, 79, 81 

Cochran, 104 

Collins, 85 

Colon, 83 

Colton, 71 

Combs, 88 

Coulin, 106 

Crandall, 98 

Crary. 30 

Cretch, 119 

Criswell, 53 

Crossett, 98 

Crow, 67 

Culver, 29 

Currier, 104 

Cuthbertson,84 

Cutler, 119 

Cutting, 83 

Dailies, 142 

Danforth, 24. 35 

Dartt, 51 

Uavis, 113 

Densmore, 59 

Dingley, 77 

Dowler, 46. 50 

Ducher. 52 

Duclos. 79 

Duhamel, 106 

Dunn. 31 

Durkee, 114 

Eastman. 62, 68 

Eldred, 84. 102 

Elliot, 26 



Ellis, 64 
Ellsworth, 42 
Emerick, 66 
Emerson. 31 
Fairbanks. 96 
Farrington, 107 
Farwell. 44, 83 
Fitch. 131 
Fletcher. 49 
Flippen. 118 
Folsom, 39 
Ford, 54 
Foster, 85 
French, 137. 140 
Frost. 43. 81 
Garcelon, 91 
Geffers, 102 
Gibson. Ill 
Gillespie. 87 
Gillis, 114 
Gilman, 80 
Gish. 93 
Goddard. 74 
Goodnow. 9 
Gould, 82 
Gray. 108 
Green. 98. 99 
Groves, 75 
Hackett, 52. 53 
Haines, 98 
Hall, 33, 89 
Hammond, 55, 56 
Harmon. 4 
Harris, 47, 49 
Hart. 73 
Harvey. 119 
Hastings, 73 
Hawley, 37 
Haynes. 67 
Hen d rick, 40 
Hibbard, 55, 88 
Hildreth, 114 
Hill, 26, 44, 48 
Hines, 91 
Hiskey, 81 
Hitchcock, 85 
Hoadley, 21, 23, 25 
Hodgkins, 76, 79, 109 
Holden. 39 
Holmes. 50 
Hosley. 137 
Houghton. 65 
Hull, 41 
Hunniwell, 90 
Hunt, 84. 101 
Huse. 73 
Hutchins, 45 
Ide, 131 
Ingalls, 65 
Isham, 107 
Jackson, 51 
Janes, 22, 28. 90 
Jeffords. 41. 87 
Jencks. 105 
Jewell. 67 
Johnson, 92 
Jones. 79. 104 
Judd. 59 
Kathan . 95 
Kelton , 34 
I^add, 99 
I,aflara, 114 
Lafiin, 86 
Laneau, 87 
l,angdon, 74 
L,atimore, 100 
L,each, 98 
ijearnard, 56 



Leathard. 73 
I,eavitt. 68 
l,ewis, 71 
l^ord, 84 
IvOuks, 60 
Lovejoy, 83 
Ivoveless, 72 
Novelette, 75 
I,ow. 85 
layman, 64 
MacDonald. 77 
Maddox, 66 
Markham, 119 
Marsh. 25. 55, 77, 102 
Martin, 105 
Mason, 43, 73,94 
Masters, 131 
McCaskie. 102 
McCurdy, 40 
Mclntire, 119 
McNamard, 76 
Merchant, 95 
Merrill. 113 
Miller, 56, 141 
Mitchell, 117 
Mizo, 109 
Moody, 76 
Moore, 69, 87. 94 
Morey, 140 
Morrison, 117 
Morrow, 108 
Morse, 46 
Mosier, 39 
Nason, 39 
Neal, 118 
Nelson, 54 
Newell, 65, 79 
Noel, 101 
Northrop, 35 
Noyes, 85 
Nute, 108 
Oliver, 38 
Ormsby, 107 
Ouillett, 98 
Ovitt, 68 
Page, 95 
Palmer, 71 
Park, 80 
Paul, 92, 97 
Payge, 84 
Peacock, 70 
Pearson, 7, 71 
Peoples, 97 
Perkins, 42, 88 
Petersen, 100 
Phares, 99 
Phelps, 28, 49 
Phillips, 50 
Pike, 34 
Pocock, 26. 41 
Porter, 82 
Powell, 120 
Pritchard, 114 
Raine, 103 
Read, 6 
Rice. 106, 133 
Roe, 90 
Ross, 109 
Rowell, 67 
Rowley, 47 
Rouix, 116 
Rublee, 52 
Rupert, 93 
Russler, 115 
Safford, 112 
Sanborn, 39 
Sanford, 107 
Savage, 114 



*The maiden names (in parenthesis) of the mothers of those marrying Chaffee descendants and 
others, and which would not appear alphabetically elsewhere in the index; e. g.. on page 4 the mother 
of Experience Bliss is given as Miriam (Harmon) Bliss, the name "Harmon" being here indexed. 



INDEX. 



161 



Scott, 69 

Searle, 36, 45 

Searles, 5 

Sears, 112 

Shannon, 116 

Shaw, 59, 63, 79. 111. 118 

Sheller, 82 

Shepard, 29, 81 

Sherman, 140 

Shorter, 112 

Shufelt, :00, 105 

Simmerling, 90 

Simpson, 78, 85 

Smedley, 56, 57 

Smith, 70, 71, 80, 94, 111 

Snow, 111 

Spauldingr, 60, 90 

Squire, 109 

Standish, 29 

Stanhope, 59, 86, 112 

Stanley, 44, 57, 58, 95, 111, 142 

Stanwood, 83 

Staples, 50 

Steavens, 93 

Stebbins, 32, 55 

Stewart, 96 

Stickney, 75 

Stokes. 90 



Stone, 73, 137 
Stow, 7 
Stowe, 107 
Strong, 36, 41 
Sullivan , 95 
Swan, 45 
Sweatland. 46 
Sweet, 116 
Symes, 90 
Tarble, 99 
Tatro, 110 
Tattersall, 78 
Tavlor, 60. 62 
Terrill. 78 
Thayer, 113 
Thompson, 37 
Tibbetts. 97 
Tiemey, 98 
Tillinghast. 110 
Titus, 43 

Towle, 48. 141, 142 
Tracy, 99 
Trowbridge, 86 
Turner, 76 
Tyler, 87 
Underwood, 81 
Upstone. 27, 45 
Van Der Galtz, 115 



Vaughan, 50 
Veek, 101 
Vine. 76 
Wade, 113 
Walker, 97 
Waller, 40 
Walsh, 117 
Wanamaker. 77 
Wanzer, 78 
Ward. 97 
Watson, 61 
Wells, 46, 111 
West. 70 

Wheeler, 103, 104. 
Whipple. 59 
White, 68, 91 
Whitney, 67 
Wilber, 27, 28 
Willard, 99. 107 
Willis, 45 
Winslow. 85 
Wood. 118 
Woodward, 57 
Wright, 27 
Yates. 108 
Yaw. 44. 50 
Young, 45. 65 



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INDEX OF PLACES.* 



ALABAMA 

Blakely, 29 
Mobile, 29 

CALIFORNIA 

I,aytonville. Mendocino. 112, 120 

I/jng Valley, Mendocino, 120 

Los Angeles, 91 

Merced, Merced, 120 

Oakland, Alameda, 97 

Palo Alto, Santa Clara, 111 

Riverside, Riverside, 91 

San Diego, 101 

San Francisco, 73, 119 

Santa Rosa, Sonoma, 112 

COLORADO 

Boulder, Boulder. 85 
Colorado City. El Paso, 39, 74 
Denver. 36, 39, 109, 110 
Greeley, Weld. 79 

CONNECTICUT 

Ashford, Windham. 5 
Middleton. Middlesex, 132 
Newton, Fairfield. 64 
North Grosvenordale, Windham, 

113 
Putnam, Windham, 73. 113 
South Manchester. Hartford, 128 
Vernon, Tolland, 63 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
Washington, 33, 41. 62, 79. 119 

GEORGIA 

Andersonville, Sumpter, 36 
Atlanta, Fulton, 66, 76, 109 
Demorest, Habersham, 66. 109 



IDAHO 

Cornwall, Latah, 78 
Little Falls, 78, 114 
Rathdrum, Kootenai, 77. 78 

ILLINOIS 

Carpentersville. Kane. 53 
Chicago. 41. 55, 56, 64, 65, 78, 97, 

98, 116 
Geneva, Kane, viii, 55 
Jackson\-ille. Morgan, 51 
Ravenswood, Cook, 65 
Rockford, Winnebago, 39, 41 
Sterling, WTiiteside, 41 
Willinette. 78 

INDIANA 

Clark's Hill. Tippecanoe. Ill 
Colfax, Clinton, 111 
De Kalb county, 91 
Indianapolis, 72, 96, 99 
Lebanon. Boone, 38, 112 
Roann, Wabash, 92 
Stockwell, Tippecanoe, 38, 71, 72 
111, 112 

IOWA 

Bradgate, Humboldt, 93 
Bedford. Taylor, 80 
Decorah, Winneshiek. 115 
Des Moines. 91, 118 
Edgewood, Clayton, 102 
Eldora, Hardin. 29 
Lake Mills, Winnebago, 101 
Lake Park. Dickinson. 39, 74 
Lyons, Clinton, 101 
Mason City. Cerro Gordo. 101 
Sioux City. Woodbury. 100 
Toledo. Tama, 93 
Underwood. Pottawattamie. 80 



IOWA (Con.) 

Waterloo, Blackhawk, 41. 78 
Waverly, Bremer. 100 

KANSAS 

Ansou, Sumner, 38, 72. 111. 112, 

120 
Arkansas City. Cowley, 73 
Conway, McPherson. 72 
Conway Springs, Sumner. 112 
Highland, Doniphan, 99 
Portland, Sumner. Ill 
Quinter, Gove, 85. 86 
Richfield. Morton, 111 
Sumner county, 112 
Waukena, 98 
Wellington, Sumner, 38 
Wilson, Ellsworth, 99 
Winfield, Cowley, 112 

MAINE 

Augusta, Kennebec, 109 
Bath. Sagadahoc, 91 
Brownville Jet., Piscafciquis, 89 
Durham, Androscoggin, 77 
Gorham, Cumberland, 66, 109 
Martinsville, Knox, 103 
North Monmouth, Kennebec. S3 
Portland, Cumberland, 66 
Skowhegan, Somerset, 108 
South Berwick, York. 66 
.South Harpswell. Cumberland, 

78 
Westbrook, Cumberland. 109 

MARYLAND 

Baltimore. 53 
Ellicott City, Howard, 53 
Ellicott Mills, Howard, 53 
Silver Spring, Montgomery, 41. 
79 



*The second name is that of the county in which the town or village is located. See page ix. 



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THE BERKSHIRE CHAFFEES. 



MASSACHUSETTS 



MASSACHUSETTS (Con.) 



MINNESOTA (Con.) 



Adams, Berkshire, 11, 12, 20, 21, 

35 
Allston, Suffolk, 67 
Andover, Essex, 66 
Arlington, Middlesex, 55 
Attleboro, Bristol, 3 
Auburndale, Middlesex, 97 
Baldwinsville. Worcester, 110 
Ballard vale, Essex, 66 
"Bare Cove", 1 
Barrington, 3 
Berkshire county, 11, 12 
Billerica, Middlesex, 21, 23, 137 
Boston, \'ii, viii, 1, 2, 49,51, 54, 57, 

60, 73, 77, 83, 96, 97, 105, 116, 

133, 135 
Boxford, Essex, 140 
Braintree, Norfolk, 140 
Brighton, Suffolk, 67 
Bristol, 3, 124 
Bristol county, 11 
Brookline, Norfolk, 96 
Bullard's Grant, 12 
Cambridge, Middlesex, S3, 137 
Charlestown, Suffolk, 36, 59, 134, 

139 
Chelmsford, Middlesex, 132, 140 
Chelsea, Suffolk, 49, 50, 65 
Chicopee. Hampden. 36 
Clinton, Worcester, 94 
Concord, Middlesex, 132, 135 
Dedham, Norfolk, 1.35, 136 
Dorchester, Suffolk, 11, 117, 131 
Dunstable, Middlesex, 139, 140 
East Cambridge, Middlesex, 139 
Fall River, Bristol, 3, 117 
Fitchburg, Worcester, 21, 98, 138 
Framingham, Middlesex, 49 
Gardner, Worcester, 98, 99 
Gill, Franklin, 78 
(irafton, Worcester, 10, 40, 76, 77, 

133, 134, 135 
Hampshire county, 9 
Hardv(rick, Worcester, 140 
Harvard, Worcester, 133 
Haverhill, Essex, 71 
Hingham, Plymouth, 1, 2, 3, 9, 

124 
Holliston, Middlesex, 97, 112 
Hull, Plymouth, 1, 2, 4, 9 
Ipswich, Essex, 140 
I.,exington, Battle of, 6 
Long Island, 66 
I/)well, Middlesex, 40, 66, 75, 76. 

113, 114 
I<ynn, Essex, 94 
Maiden, Middlesex, 109 
Marlboro, Middlesex, 35, 66. 109, 

1.32, 133, 134, 135, 136 
Medford, Middlesex, 83, 96 
Med way, Norfolk, 135 
Melrose, Middlesex, 32. 60. 96, 

103 
Mendon, Worcester. 136 
Millbury, Worcester, 40, 77 
Monson, Hampden, 85 
Mount Hermon, Franklin. 109 
Mount Hope. 4 
Nantasket, Plymouth, 1, 4 
Natick, Middlesex, 132 
New Braintree, Worcester, 10, 

134 
Newburyport, Essex, 114 
"New Seconke", 11, 12 
North Adams, Berkshire, 12 
Northboro, Worcester. 135 
Oxford, Worcester, 77, 79 
Pawtucket, 2, 3 
Pittsfield, Berkshire, 11, 12 
Plymouth, Plymouth, 1,2 
Reading, Middlesex, 51 
Rehoboth, Bristol, 2. 3, 4, 5. 6, 7. 

9, 10, 11, 13. 18, 20, 124, 125. 

126. 128, 129, 130, 131 



Roxbury, Suffolk, 96, 100, 109, 117, 

131 
Royalston, Worcester, 140, 
Salem, Essex, 2 
Saxonville, Middlesex. 110 
Scituate, Plymouth, 143 
Seekonk, Bristol, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 

10, 11, 13, 18, 20 
Sharon Heights, Norfolk, 83 
Sherbom, Middlesex, 134, 135, 

136 
Somerset, Bristol, 3 
Somerville, Middlesex, viii, 54. 

77, 86. 105 
Southboro, Worcester, 134 
vSouth Boston, Suffolk. 109 
South Framingham, Middlesex, 

67 
Sowams country, 2 
Springfield, Hampden, 79, SO, 84, 

100 
Stow, Middlesex, 109, 133 
Sudbury, Middlesex. 135 
Swansea, Bristol. 2, 3, 4. 5, 29. 128, 

131 
Taunton, Bristol, 6 
Three Rivers, Hampden, 66 
Topsfield, Essex, 140 
Waltham, Middlesex, 76 
Wannamoisett. 2, 3. 4 
Warren. 3 
Watertown, Middlesex, 85. 109. 

134, 135 
Wellesley Hills, Norfolk, 96 
Wellington, Middlesex, 56 
Westboro, Worcester, 109, 133, 

135 
Westford, Middlesex, 140 
West Medford, Middlesex, 105 
West Somer\'ille, Middlesex, 77, 

96 
Weymouth, Norfolk. 2. 3, 129 
Winchendon, Worcester, 103 
Winchester, Middlesex, 83 
Winter Hill, 11 
Woburn, Middlesex, 139 
Worcester, 19, 40, 42, 50, 63, 69. 

78, 79, 81, 86. lOS, 109, 112. 114 

MICHIGAN 

Benton Harbor, Berrien, 41, 78 
Detroit, Wayne, 99 
Stanton, Montcalm, 54 

MINNESOTA 

Adams, Mower, 90 
Albert Lea, Freeborn, 101 
Austin, Mower, 51, 90 
Beaver Creek, Rock, 48 
Big Falls, Koochiching. 102 
Blooming Grove, 101 
Brainerd, Crow Wing, 101, 102 
Cass Lake, Cass. 74 
Chaska, Carver, 100 
Chehalis, Lesueur, 58, 101 
Chester, Olmstead, 51, 92 
Cleveland, Lesueur, 119 
Cordova, Lesueur, 31, 52, 58. 92, 

93, 100, 101, 102, lis 
Duluth, St. Louis, 80 
Dundas. Rice. 41. 77 
I'aribault, Rice, 58 
Freeborn. Freeborn. 90 
Gilford, 51 

Greenland, Lesueur, 101 
Hackeiisack, Cass, 58, 102 
Hamline, Ramsey, 78 
Hastings, Dakota, 41, 77, 78 
High F'orest, Olmstead, 78 
Knsotn, Lesueur, 119 
Kilkenny, Lesueur, 58. 93, 102, 

118, 119 
Lake City, Wabasha. 51. 91 



Lake Crystal, Blue Earth, 101 
Lansing. Mower. 51. 90 
Laporte, Hubbard, 119 
Lesueur Center, Lesueur, 92, 93, 

118 
Lewiston, Winona, 77 
Lincoln, Morrison, 58 
Madelia, Watonwan, 101 
Madison Lake, Blue Earth, 57. 

100. 101 
Mankato. Blue Earth, 52, 92, 100. 

101 
Marion. Olmstead, 55 
Menahga, Wadena, 53, 93, 119 
Merriam Park, Ramsey, 78 
Minneapolis, 51. 74. 77, 80, 91, 101 
Morristown, Rice, 101 
Motley, Morrison, 58, 101 
Northfield, Rice, 118. 119 
Park Rapids, Hubbard, 93 
Pine River, Cass, 101 
Rapidan Mills, Blue Earth, 119 
Red Wing, Goodhue, 91, 117 
Redwood Falls, Redwood, 100 
Richmond, Stearns, 36, 67 
Richville, Ottertail, 52 
Rochester, Olmstead, 118 
St. Paul, 78, 91. 100, 101, 118 
St. Peter, Nicollet, 57 
Sanborn, Redwood, 100 
Staples, Todd, 101 
Udolpho, 90 
Walker, Cass, 102. 119 
Waseca, Waseca, 81, 100, 118 
Waterville. Lesueur, 52, 92, 93, 

100. !01, 118, 119 
Winnebago, Faribault, 119 

MISSOURI 

Kansas City, Jackson, 80, 91, 118 
Verona, Lawrence, 118 

NEBRASKA 

Grand Island, Hall, 58 
North Loup, Valley, 29 
Stuart, Holt, 115 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Bethlehem, Grafton, 85 
Canterbury, Merrimack, 47 
Center Sandwich, Carroll, 108 
Chester, Rockingham, 141 
Claremont, Sullivan, 104, 119 
Concord. Merrimack. 108 
Cornish, Sullivan, 140 
East Rindge, Cheshire, 110 
Enfield, Grafton, 141 
Goffstown, Hillsboro, 67 
Goshen, Sullivan, 119 
Hampton, Rockingham, 141 
Hancock, Hillsboro, 77 
Hookset, Merrimack, 119 
Hudson, Hillsboro, 75 
Manchester, Hillsboro, 50. 62, 67, 

77, 88. 108, 117 
Meredith, Belknap, 47 
Nashua. Hillsboro. 94. 140 
"New Epswich". Hillsboro, 139 
North Hampton, Rockingham, 

49 
Piermont, Grafton, 66 
Rochester, Strafford, 97 
Sandwich, Carroll, 108 
Sherborn, 82 
Surry, Cheshire, 40 
Union, Carroll, 66 
Unity, .Sullivan, 104, 119. 120 
Walpole, Cheshire. 66 
Warren, Grafton, 76 
West Rindge, Cheshire. 98, 99 
Wilton, Hillsboro, 75 



INDEX. 



163 



NEW JERSEY 

Mahwah, Bergen, 77 
Paterson, Passaic, 83 
Ramsey, Bergen, 77 
Roselle, Union, 85 
Westfarms, 114 

NEW YORK 

Adams Center, Jefferson, 62, 107 

Albany, Albany, 55 

Angelica, Allegany, 41 

Brome countj', 29 

Brooklyn, 117 

Buffalo, 51 

Centerville, Allegany, 95 

Chazy. Clinton, 103 

Dickinson, Franklin, 33, 61, 62, 

106 
Ellisburg, Jefferson, 62 
Fort Jackson, St. Lawrence, 106 
Glen, Montgomery, 52 
Harriets Town, Franklin, 83 
Hudson river, 60 
Ivake Placid, Essex, 103 
I<awrence. St. Lawrence, 61 
Lorraine, Jefferson, 62, 106 
Malone, Franklin, 33, 62 
Mannsville, Jefferson, 33, 62, 106, 

107 
New York, 11, 15, 64, S3 
Nicholville, St. Lawrence, 62, 106 
North Bangor, Franklin, 106 
North Rodman, Jefferson, 107 
Norwich, Chenango. 96 
Parishville, .St. Lawrence, 106 
Plattsburg, Clinton, 38, 95 
Potsdam, St. Lawrence, 61, 98 
Rochester. Monroe, 67 
Rodman, Jefferson, 33, 62, 107 
Saranac Lake, Franklin, IDS 
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, 55, 

56, 70 
Three Mile Bay. Jefferson, 33, 62 
Troy, Rensselaer, 106 
Virgil. Cortland, 77 
Watertown, Jefferson, 62, 107 
Whitehall, Washington, 51 
White Plains, 11 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Fremont. Wayne, 119 
Wilmington, New Hanover, 119 
Wilson, Wilson, 119 

NORTH DAKOTA 

Boyden, 115, 143 

Carrington, Foster, 79, 80. 114, 

115 
Crosby, Divide. 102 
Expansion. Mercer, 81 
Pleasant Lake, Benson, 115 
Valley City, Barnes, 80 

OHIO 

Chillicothe. Ross, 72 
Cleveland, 60, 104 
Columbus, Franklin, 99 
Keene, Coshocton, 41 
Lexington, Richland, 81 
Mansfield, Richland, 41, 42, 81 



OKLAHOMA 

Gage, Ellis, 73, 111 
Jefferson, Grant, 72, 112 

PENNSYLVANIA 

Espy, Columbia, 71 
Pittsburg, 78 
Philadephia, 67 
Wawa, Delaware, 71 



RHODE ISLAND 

Barrington, Bristol, 2. 3 
Barrington Center, Bristol. 4 
Bristol, Bristol, 3, 7, 11 
Cumberland, Providence, 2, 3 
East Providence, Providence, 3, 5 
Fall River. 3 
Newport, Nevioiort, 89 
Pawtucket, Providence. 2, 3. 73 
Point Judith, Washington, 11 
Providence, viii, 2, 23, 24, 34, 63, 

105, !31, 133 
Rumford, Providence, 5 
Saylesville, Providence, 110 
South Kingston, Washington, 11 
Tiverton, Newport, 7, 11, 96, 124 
Warren, Bristol, 131 
Woonsocket, Providence, 73 

SOUTH CAROLINA 
Charleston, 66, 109 

SOUTH DAKOTA 

Artesian, Sanborn, 74 

Madison, Uike, 119 

Mitchell, Davison, 74 

Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, 91, 118 

Soruin, Perkins, 93 

Walby Springs, 85 

VIRGINIA 

Camp Getty, 3i 
Greenville count.v. 42 
Harpers Ferry, 72 

VERMONT 

Addison county. 109 

Albany. Orleans, 27, 36, 44, 45, 46, 

47, 48, 65,67, 68,82, 84,87,102. 

108. 109, 116 
Bakersfield, Franklin, 24, 28, 30, 

31, 50, 52, 55, 57, 65, 67, 78. 79, 

83, 87, 89, 90, 95, 100, 103, 110 
Barnard, Windsor, 65, 108 
Barre, Washington. 59, 68, 69, 90 
Barton, Orleans, 47, 59, 67, 68, 113 
Barton Landing, Orleans, 81 
Bellows Falls. Windham, 65, 66 
Bennington, Bennington, 16 
Bradford, Orange, 36 
Brandon, Rutland. 51 
Brattleboro, Windham, 28.34.55, 

62 
"Brattleborough", 17 
Browington, Orleans, 43, 76, 81 
Burke, Caledonia, 76, 85 
Burlington, Chittenden, viii, 10. 

17. 34, 35, 37, 55, 62, 64, 67, 75, 

81, 95, 96, 108, 113 
Cambridge, Lamoille, 40, 75. 77, 

103, 110 
Charleston, Orleans. 40,75,76,79, 

113, 114 
Chelsea, Orange, 34, 47 
Clarendon, Rutland, viii, 12, 13, 

15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23,24,25,124. 

125, 126, 139 
Coventry, Orleans, viii. 27.41,42, 

43, 44,47, 48, 66, 79, 109, 116 
Craftsbury. Orleans, 45, 84 
Derby, Orleans, 66, 80, 114 
Derby Center, Orleans, 66. 85, 117 
Derby Line, Orleans, 76. 110 
East Alburg, Grand Isle, 97, 107 
East Braintree, Orange, 60, 103 
East Charleston, Orleans, 76, 113 
East Craftsbury, Orleans, 45, 84 
East Fairfield, Franklin, 90 
East Franklin, Franklin, 48, 50, 

61,67, 71. 88, 102, 104 
East Granville, Addison. 103 
East Hardwick, Caledonia, 84 



VERMONT (Con.) 

East Montpelier, Washington, 

59, 85, 103 
East Thetford, Orange, 65, 108 
Eden, Lamoille, 66. 109 
Elmore, Lamoille, 37, 47, 59, 69, 

85. 103, 110 

Enosburg, Franklin, viii, 16, 18, 
22. 23. 24, 26, 29. 30, 31. 32, 36, 
37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43. 44, 45, 47, 
48, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 
62, 63, 66, 67. 68. 71, 77. 78. 79, 

82, 83, 84. 85, 86, 89. 94, 95, 96. 
97, 98, 99, 100, 103, 105, 107, 108, 
111, 112, 116, 126, 127. 139 

Fairfax, Franklin, viii. 32, 33, 40, 

41, 42, 56, 60, 65, 75, 77. 81, 97, 

103, 113 
Fairfield, Franklin, 32, 41, 59, 60, 

74, 79, 90, 97, 103. 107, 114, 116, 

143 
Faj'ston, Washington, 65 
Fletcher, P'ranklin, 25, 40. 42, 75. 

76, 113 
Franklin, Franklin, 13, 16,22, 32, 

34, 39, 43, 44, 46, 48, 50, 51, 54, 

55, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62, 65, 67, 70. 
71. 77, 86, 88, 89, 94, 95. 96, 98, 
102, 108. Ill, 139, 141 

Franklin county. 19,29,31,52,55, 

125 
Georgia, Franklin, 90, 103 
Glover, Orleans, 43, 109 
Goshen, Addison, 51 
Greensboro, Orleans, 45. 46, 47, 

84, 85, 108, 109 
Hardwick, Caledonia. 46, 68, 69. 

110 
Hartland. Windsor, 13, 23, 25,95, 

97, 137, 138 
Highgate, Franklin, 45, 50, 65. 

83. 108 

Holland, Orleans. 76, 104 
"Huntsburg" (Franklin), 13, 14 
Irasburg, Orleans, 42. 43, 44, 45. 

46, 66, 68, 81, 82, 84, 107. 109 
Island Pond, Es.sex, 76, 77 
Jay, Orleans, 35, 36, 39, 43, 60, 65, 

66. 67. 68, 83, 108, 109 
Jericho. Chittenden, 52 
Johnson, Lamoille, 40, 57, 83, 86 
Leicester, Addison, 124, 125 
Lowell, Orleans, 67 
Lyndon, Caledonia, 80 
Lyndonville, Caledonia, 80 
Middlebury, Addison, 109 
Middlesex, Wa.shington, 103 
Milton, Chittenden, 102 
Montgomery, Franklin, 4S, 83, 

86, 98, 99, 117 
Montpelier, Washington, 45, 83, 

86. 95 
Morgan, Orleans, 37, 41, 42, 68, 

78,79 
Morri.sville, Lamoille, 37, 69 
Newbury, Orange, 55 
New Haven, Addison, 24, 133 
Newport, Orleans, viii, 36, 37,41, 

44, 47, 61, 66. 67, 68, 69. 81. 82, 

83, 85, 87, 102, 109, 110, 116 
Newport Center. Orleans, 44, 66, 

109, 116, 143 
North Ferrisburg, Addison, 31, 

56, 57, 100, 104 
Northfield, Washington, 106 
North Sheldon. Franklin, 54, 70 
North Troy, Orleans, 36. 43, 59, 

65,66,67,68, 81, 83, 102, 103, 116 
Norwich, Windsor, 108 
Orleans, Orleans, 40. 43, 81, 114 
Orleans covmty, 18. 26 
Passurapic (Bamet), Caledonia, 

116 
Peacham, Caledonia, 49 
Pittsford, Rutland, 50 



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VERMONT (Con.) 

Plainfield, Washington, 59, 103 
Pownal, Bennington, 23 
Randolph, Orange, 60, 98. 103 
Richford, Franklin, viii, 15, 16, 

27, 29, 35, 37, 38, 39, 45, 46, 47, 

48, 49, 50, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 

68, 70, 71. 73, 74, 75, 83, 84, 85, 

86, 87, 88, 89, 95. 100, 104, 105, 

107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 117, 

119, 143 
Roxbury, Washington, 103 
Rutland, Rutland, viii, 12, 20, 45, 

70, 125 
Rutland county, 12, 18 
vSt. Albans, Franklin, viii, 19, 22, 

30, 34, 36, 45, 51, 55, 58, 59, 61. 

62, 63. 74, 79, 83, 88, 95, 97, 102, 

104. 107, 110. 113. 125, 126 
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia. 77, 79, 

98 
St. Johnsbury Center, Caledonia, 

77 
St. John.sbury East, Caledonia, 

88 
Salem (Derby) . Orleans, 40 
{Salisbury, Addison, 22, 139 
Sharon, Windsor, 88 
Shelbume, Chittenden. 103 
Sheldon, Franklin, 22, 30, 31, 32, 

35, 36, 54. 56, 57, 58. 59. 60, 66, 

68, 70, 79. 86. 95, 96, 97, 98, 99. 

100, 103, 107, 108, 116, 139 
Shrewsbury, Rutland, 27 
Stowe, I,anioille, 60 
Sutton, Caledonia, 116 
Swanton, Franklin. 33, 83. 95, 

143 
Troy, Orleans, 32, 36, 42, 43, 59, 

60, 65. 67, 77, 79, SO, 81. 97, 

108. 116 
Vergennes, Addi.son, 13 
Victory, Essex, 76 
Walden, Caledonia. 46, 69, 84, 114 
Waterford, Caledonia, 129 
Waterville, I.,amoille, 83, 
West Braintree, Orange, 103 
West Charleston, Orleans, 114 
West Derby, Orleans, 76, 81, 110, 

114 
Westfield, Orleans. 18, 19, 26, 40, 

42. 43. 67, 68, 76. 77, 80, 81 
Westford. Chittenden, 113 
West Pawlet, Rutland, 1U5 
Willianistown, Orange, 2o, 50, 90 
Willoughby. Orleans, 114 
Wolcott, Ivanioille, 46, 47, 59. 68 
Woodstock, Windsor, 95 
Worcester. Washington, 37. 59. 

103 

WASHINGTON 

Everett, Snohomish, 105 
Pateros, Okanogan, 118 
Seattle, 41, 77, 78, 101, 114 

WISCONSIN 

Bear Creek, Outagamie, 94 
Becker, 53 

Berlin, Green I^ake, 51 
Browning, Marquette, 52 
Buffalo, Buffalo, 51, 52, 91, 93, 94 
Clear I.ake, Polk, 92, 118 
Columbia, Clark, 52 
Columbus, Columbia, 31, 32, 58 
Dekorra, Columbia, 94 
Dodge county, 30, 51 
Ellsworth-, Pierce, 51, 91, 92, 93, 

117, 118 
Elroy, Juneau, 39, 73, 74 
Endeavor, Marquette, 94 
Fon du I^ac, Fon du Lac, 29, 51, 

116 
Fort Winnebago. 52, 53, 54, 94 



WISCONSIN (Con.) 

Fox L,ake, Dodge, 52 
Geneva. Walworth, 57 
Hammond, St. Croix. 46, 57 
Hartford. Washington. 91 
Hudson, St. Croix, 73 
Juneau county, 39 
Kingston. Green Lake, 51, 52, 53 
L,a Crosse, La Crosse, 48. 51, 90, 

91 
Lavalle, Sauk, 53, 94 
Lowell, Dodge, 32 
Lowell Woods, Dodge, 57. 100 
Madison, Dane, 29. 32 
Maiden Rock, Pierce, 91, 118 
Marcelloii, Columbia, 94 
Marshfield. 54 
Milwaukee. 51, 93, 100 
Montello. Marquette. 52. 58, 92, 

93 
Moundville, Marquette, 94 
Neenah, Winnebago, 92 
New Denmark, 100 
Newton, 29, 32. 33, 51, 60, 90 
Onalaska, La Crosse, 48, 86 
Oshkosh, Winnebago, 30 
Packwaukee, Marquette, 94 
Pardeeville, Columbia. 94 
Portage, Columbia, 29, 53, 54, 93, 

94, 119 
Portage City, Pierce, 29 
Poynette, Columbia, 93 
Racine, Racine, 97 
Reedsburg, Sauk, 53, 94 
Reeve, Barron, 93 
Richford, Waushara, 29, 32, 51, 

90 
Richmond, Walworth, 30. 53 
.Salem, Kenosha. 51 
Sauk county, 29, 52 
Sheboygan county, 39 
Springvale, 74 
Stevens Point. Portage. 52 
Sugar Creek, 30, 52 
Trempealeau, Trempealeau, 91 
Trenton. Pierce, 53, 93 
Trim Belle, Pierce, 91, 92. 117 
Waldo, Sheboygan, 140 
Walworth, Walworth. 30. 53 
Watertown, Jefferson, 41 
Waupun, Fon de Lac, 41 
Westfield, Marquette, 32, 33. 60 
Westford, 53, 93 

DOMINION OF CANADA 

Abbots Corner, Que., 28, 49 
Abercorn, Que., 74 
Agnes, Que., 88, 89, 117 
Bedford, Que., 35, 64, 106 
Blue Bonnets, Que.. 68 
Bolton, Que., 49, 68. 80. 81 
Brockville, Out.. 64 
Brome, Que., 84 
Brompton, Que., 84 
Bromton Falls, Que., 89 
Burlington, Out., 58, 102 
Compton, Que., 61, 105 
Dalling (Shefford county), Que., 

74, 113 
Deseronto, Ont., 74 
Dorval, Que., 64 
Dundas, Ont., 58 
Dunham, Que., 32, 37, 39, 70, .85, 

88, HI 
Dunham Center, Que., 31, 57 
East Farnham, Que., 95 
East Pinnacle. Que, 70 
Frelighsburg, Que., 17. 22, 34, 39. 

48, 49, 59, 63, 70 
Frost Village (Shefford cotmty), 

Que., 34,49, 88 
Garden Island, Ont., 67 
Gerowville, Sask , 97 
Glen Sutton, Que., 70 



CANADA (Con.) 

Guthrie, Que.. 61, 62, 106 
Hatley, Que., 76 
Hillside, Que., 70 
Huntingdon, Que.. 50 
Kingsey Falls, Que., 97 
Kingston, Ont,, 66, 67 
Knowlton, Que., 34, 35, 64, 86, 

108, 110 
Lyster, Que., 89 
Mansonville, Que., 79, 80, 107 
Massawippi, Que., 85, 117 
Montreal. Que., viii, 12, 17,19,34. 

35, 36, 64, 65, 68, 87 
Noyan Junction, Que., 107 
Ottawa, Ont., 87 
Outremont. Que., 65 
Phillipsburg, Que., 48 
Pike River, Que, 45, 106 
Potten, Que.. 47, 59, 73 
Rock Island, Que.. 109 
Roxborough, Ont., 99 
St. Agnes, Que., 117 
St. Armand, Que., 16, 18. 27, 28, 

38, 39, 48. 49,57, 59.60.61. 70, 

73, 87, 104, 105, 108, 112, 117. 
119 

St. Johns, Que., 35, 64 

St. .Sebastian, Que.. 106 

Sherbrooke. Que., 87, 104, 110 

Sidney, Ont., 74 

South Stukely, Que., 18, 35, 39, 

74, 75, 140, 143 
Stanbridge Que.. 45, 49, 73, 85, 

106 
Stanbridge East. Que., 38, 106 
Stukely, Que.. 47 
Sutton, Que., 33, 45, 46, 59, 61, 66. 

86, 105, 107, 108 
Sweetsburg, Que., 70 
Swift Current, ,Sask.. 117 
Toronto, Ont., 65 
Waterdown, Ont., 59, 102 
Waterloo, Que., 49, 60 
West Bolton, Que., 74 
West Farnham, Que., 88, 89, 117 
West Toronto, Ont., 87 
Wobum, Que., 83 

OTHER PLACES AND 
COUNTRIES 

Belstone, Eng., 128 
Birmingham, Eng.. 79 
Burkenhead, Eng.. 85 
Chaffcombe, F.ng., 8, 9 
Colchester, Eng., 141 
Cornwall, Eng., 129 
County, Fermagh, Ire., 68 
County Latrum, Ire., 60 
Devonport, Eng., 119 
Devonshire, Eng., S 
Edinburgh, Scot.. 11 
England, 8, 9. 31, 128, 129, 131, 

132, 134, 1.^5, 137 
Framlingham, Eng., 137 
France. 9 

Ireland, 9, 28, 89, 102 
Kent county, Eng., 132 
Liindrake, Eng., 31 
Liverpool, Eng., 57 
London, Eng., 8, 112, 129 
Marysville, N. B., 114 
New Brunswick, 50 
Nova Scotia, 59 
Peniac, N. B., 113 
Prince Edward Island, 96 
St. Johns, N. B., 69 
Scotland, 9, 45 
Sheffield, Eng., 89 
Somerset county, Eng., 8 
.Sweden, 74, 96 
Wales, 9, 31, 
Waterville, N. B..71