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THE 

CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

EMBRACING THE CHAFE, CHAFY, CHAFIE, CHAFEY, 

CHAFEE, CHAPHE, CHAFFY, CHAFFIE, CHAFFEY, 

CHAFFE, CHAFFEE DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS 

CHAFFE, OF HINGHAM, HULL, REHOBOTH 

AND SWANSEA, MASSACHUSETTS 

ALSO 

CERTAIN LINEAGES FROM FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES, 
CANADA AND ENGLAND. NOT DESCENDED FROM THOMAS CHAFFE 

1635-1909 




THE GRAFTON PRESS 

GENEALOGICAL PUBLISHERS 
NEW YORK MCMIX 



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Copyright, 1909 
By the GRAFTON PRESS 



LIBRARY of CONGRESS 

T'wo CooJes fieceived 

MAY 3 1809 

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I DEDICATE THIS BOOK TO THE MEMORY OF 

MY FATHER, WILLIAM CHAFFEE 

WHOSE LOVE FOR HIS PARENTS NEVER WAVERED 
NOR FROM HIS OLD HOME DID HE EVER BECOME ESTRANGED 



PREFACE 

The work done by The Grafton Press, in its production of this much admired 
volume of genealogical accuracy and completeness, reflects great credit upon 
itself. Throughout its publication the wise business methods of Mr. F. H. Hitch- 
cock and the mechanical ability of Mr. T. B. Hitchcock are shown. 

Miss Ehzabeth French, a careful and experienced genealogist, has revised and 
edited the manuscript, advancing it into that order of perfect finish, which none 
but an honest and conscientious professional could do. 

Miss Emma E. Brigham, connected with the Boston office of The Grafton 
Press, has shown, by her services, her knowledge of matters pertaining to genea- 
logical publication. 

My congratulations are extended to these faithful students and workers in 
that they have brought out a genealogy worthy of their professions. 

The compiler also desires to record his obfigations to the numerous individuals 
who have given gratuitous and valuable assistance in the preparation of this 
genealogy, in addition to furnishing records of separate family lines; also to the 
custodians of public records who have been helpful to him. 

Miss Lucy Morris Chaffee, now Mrs. Lucius D. Alden, of Hampden, Mass. 
(formerly South Wilbraham) , wrote of the desires of her family for the publication 
of a genealogy long before the idea had entered the mind of the compiler. A 
quotation from a letter written a few weeks after the writer's call upon Mr. Daniel 
D. Chaffee, her father, a call made to substantiate the records he had secured 
of his own immediate ancestors in previous years, is as follows : 

"Father told Uncle Edwin Chaffee [residence. Providence, R. I.] of your call 
here and he adds in his late letter to father, 'I hope that William Chaffee will 
proceed with the publication of our Genealogy.' [Signed] Lucy M. Chaffee, 
South Wilbraham, Mass., October 27, 1865." 

The various copies which she made of church and town records and tomb- 
stone inscriptions, besides visits to many who bore the surname, did much to 
straighten out many tangled lineages of that section. 

The compiler's daughter, Bertha Eliza Chaffee, started quite early in her young 
life to help her father in compiling this genealogy, and continued to do so for 
several years until the illness came which eventually resulted in her death. The 
many articles of manuscript which she wrote have been much admired by the 
editor and publishers as shoTving a clearness of chirography, as well as a careful 
arrangement of the facts. 

Mr. Floyd Mayham Grant of Schoharie, N. Y., to whom she was betrothed, 
rendered assistance in this compilation, to within a short time of his death, which 
took place four years before that of Miss Chaffee. Sadness and gloom settled 
upon the work when both of these bright lights went out. 

Mr. Noah Cummings of Schenevus, N. Y., a college chum of Mr. Grant, offered 
his services at this time, and has, by his energy and faithfulness, rendered for the 
last few years and up to the present time, invaluable assistance in compilation, 



iv PREFACE 

and in many other ways has hastened the publication of this genealogical work. 
Too much cannot be said of the kindly and efficient help given by Mr. Cummings, 
and the writer's wish for a long and happy hfe for this young civil engineer and 
his youthful bride, is not out of place at this moment. 

Mr. Edward J. Chaffee of New York City was interested in the work from its 
start, and shared some of the early expenditures connected with it ; besides making 
abstract copies of deeds, etc., he has always been in close touch with the progress 
of the undertaking. 

Mr. Samuel Roscoe Chaffee, artist, of Providence, R. I., made much research 
in the old towns of Harrington, R. I., Swansea, Rehoboth and Seekonk, Mass., 
and the two pictures illustrating the ancient family burial places are photographs 
from the artist's original water colors of these interesting spots. Mr. Chaffee 
and his wife did much to assist the compiler in seeking for records in this part of 
New England, where our earliest ancestors lived and died. 

Mr. Jonathan F. Morris (deceased) formerly President of Charter Oak Bank, 
Hartford, Conn., author of The Morris Register and a descendant of Sarah Chaffee 
(238), gave many valuable suggestions regarding collateral lineage and genea- 
logical procedure. 

Mr. Andrew Jackson Chaphe of St. Louis, Mo., has been an enthusiastic sup- 
porter of this undertaking from the time the subject was first presented to him. 
He not only gave for the genealogy a complete account of his own life, together 
with his portrait, but secured full lineages of his relatives with pictures of several 
individuals. More than this, he increased his original subscription of eight copies 
to five times that number, and in addition to this noble subscription, has made 
several contributions, amounting to $160.00, making a grand total of $560.00. 
Without this splendid recognition of the compiler's effort, this genealogy would 
be an unpublished manuscript. Mr. Chaphe has made it possible for this family 
history to be published, and to him we all owe appreciative recognition of his 
most generous gifts. 

Mr. Peter Chaffee (from whom was received the Bible of our ancestor, Thomas 
Chaffe), and his son Mr. N. 0. Chaffee, both of East Woodstock, Conn., were very 
helpful in collecting data from that section. 

Mr. Asa Peck (deceased) the late owner of Thomas Chaffe 's ancient homestead 
near Barrington Center, R. I., extended his kind hospitality to the compiler, 
enabling him to thoroughly examine this revered spot, so dear to all those who 
claim descent from this emigrant ancestor. Mr. Peck's kindness was further 
shown in his presentation of several very old deeds, which will be found recorded 
in this book. 

Mr. Dan Chaffee, formerly of Westford, Conn., furnished some of the early 
lineages of that vicinity, thus enabling the compiler to connect various lines. 

Mr. J. D. Chaffee of Gilbertsville, N. Y., presented letters referring to the sur- 
name received by him many years ago. 

Mrs. Lucetta Davis (Chaffee) Howlett of Hampden, Mass., travelled to many 
places in her old age, to secure and prove lineage. 

Miss Hattie A. Chaffee of Minneapolis, Minn., was untiring in her zeal to gather 
not only that which related to her noble ancestor, WilUam Chaffee of Stony Point, 
but used much effort to secure other lines. 

Mrs. S. C, Snow with Mrs. Wheeler of Becket, Mass., traversed that part of 



PREFACE V 

Berkshire County, beside visiting several towns and burial places in the vicinity, 
thereby securing much valuable information. 

Mrs. Bayer, with her sister, Miss Mary J. Chaffee, of Binghamton, N. Y., showed 
much interest in collecting lines of ancestry in adjacent towns. 

Mr. Prentiss Chaffee and his nephew, Mr. Joseph C. Chaffee, both of Lee, Mass., 
did a great deal by correspondence and verbal communication to make clear 
various tangled lines. 

Mr. Brown Thurston of Portland, Me., author of The Thurston Genealogies, 
made many valuable suggestions regarding the manner of compiling a genealogy. 

David J. Chaffee, M. D., of Rochester, N. Y., an early subscriber, secured by 
long and continued effort a great deal of valuable information which he cheerfully 
contributed, with an interesting group picture of his near relatives. 

Mrs. Lydia (Chaffee) Ormsbee and Mrs. Betsey Ormsbee (Chaffee) Armington, 
both of Seekonk, Mass., were instrumental in collecting old family lines and prov- 
ing them to be correct. 

Reverend Anson Titus made many satisfactory copies of records in Pennsylvania 
and the East. 

Mrs. Almira (Chaffee) Thompson of Hampden, Mass., did much to secure in- 
formation concerning family lines. 

Mr. Clifford H. Chaffee of New York City, was much interested in securing 
lineages and arranging them in a very satisfactory manner. 

Mr. Lucian Sharpe of Providence, R. I., was much interested in the work of 
genealogical research and contributed many early records of his Chaffee ancestors 
in Woodstock, Conn., and their various descendants. 

Mr. Royal Paine of Brooklyn, N. Y., gave many interesting articles concerning 
early events in Windham County, Conn. 

Mrs. J. E. Robinson of Taunton, Mass., in addition to abstract copies of deeds, 
made many gratuitous researches. 

Mr, Stephen F. Chaphe and daughter Finette of Cazenovia, N. Y., were able 
to clearly define certain family lines for many generations back, which work they 
did most willingly. 

Mr. Joseph McClellan and Miss Bessie Flynn of Woodstock, Conn., made particu- 
lar and satisfactory researches among early church records. 

Mr. S. W. Knevals of Washington, D. C, assisted very much in securing Civil 
War records. 

Mr. Bertrand Chaffee of Springville, N. Y., took much pains to get early family 
records and to copy those upon tombstones. 

Mr. C. Frank Chaffee (deceased) of East Providence, R. I., sent copies of tomb- 
stone records from one of the ancient Chaffee burial places, the old burying-ground 
which in early days was in Rehoboth, later in Seekonk, Mass., and now in Rum- 
ford village. East Providence, R. I. 

Miss Nellie M. Chaff ey of Eastport, Me., did much to secure valuable and in- 
teresting matter concerning the emigration of her ancestor to America from Eng- 
land. 

Mr. George H. Whitaker of Westford, Conn., made many researches in and around 
Ashford, Conn. 

Reverend Edwin J. Chaffee of Potsdam, N. Y., found and connected many family 
links. 



vi • PREFACE 

Miss Minnie A. Chaffee of Providence, R. I., not only sent full and complete 
data of her own family, but also valuable information from Pennsylvania and 
the East. 

Miss BeUnda Chaffee, an aged lady in the Old Ladies' Home, in Lowell, Mass., 
was able by correspondence to gain much information which she gladly contributed, 
concerning the surname as found in various sections of Vermont. 

Reverend R. G. Tilton of Rehoboth, Mass., sent many interesting items regarding 
the name as found in that section. 

The present Mr. Zechariah Chafee of Providence, R. I., has done considerable 
toward making his family lines clear and connected. 

Mr. Eugene W. Chaffee of Moodus, Conn., has been an interested contributor 
from the start of this project, doing all that was possible to make the genealogical 
venture a success. 

Mr. Guy Chaffee of Colorado was exceedingly interested and for several years 
did much work by correspondence concerning various families bearing our sur- 
name. He was anxious to see the book in print, but failed to realize his expecta- 
tions. He died at an advanced age. Several of his immediate descendants have 
continued to interest themselves in the subject which was so dear to him. 

Mrs. Lovina Felton (Chaffee) Wheeler of Fairfax, Vt., secured complete lineages 
of all the descendants of her grandfather up to date. 

Mrs. Leonora (Chaffee) Kimball of Little March, Pa., Mr. Wolcott Chaffee of 
Garrettsville, 0., and Mr. George A. Chafee of Middletown, Conn., did much active 
work in securing lineages. 

Miss Ellen D. Larned, author of The History of Windham County, Conn., and 
other historical publications, made researches in Thompson, Conn. 

Mrs. Alvan Clark of Cambridgeport, Mass., whose husband and sons are widely 
known as manufacturers of celebrated telescopes, sent much information con- 
cerning her Chaffee relatives. 

General Adna R. Chaffee has been an interested contributor from the beginning. 

Mr. James S. Chaffee of Amenia Union, N. Y., has not only been a contributor 
of full and complete family lines, but is a liberal subscriber to the book. 

George D. Chafee of Shelbyville, 111., was early interested in the work in all of 
its detail and contributed much in the way of records, pictures and subscription. 

Mr, and Mrs. C. M. Gillette of Washington, D. C, contributed much valuable 
information, he sending copies of Revolutionary and early pension rolls, and 
those of the late Spanish-American War, she contributing family lines. 

The Reverend William Kyle Westwood Chafy of Rous Lench Court, Evesham, 
England, became interested in the genealogical research of this family in that 
country as early as 1884, and his belief that we are all of one common ancestor 
prompted him to enter into a correspondence which was very interesting and 
filled with valuable information and kindly suggestion, all being exceedingly 
appreciated. 

Reverend Canon H. Mayo of Sherborne, England, connected with the editorial 
staff of Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries, employed much effort in trying to 
find the place and date of birth of the emigrant American ancestor, Thomas 
Chaffe, and frequently inserted in his paper, free of cost, advertisements bearing 
upon this query. 

Reverend C. W. Penny, who in 1888 and 1889 was of WeUington College, West 



PREFACE vii 

Wokingham, Berkshire, England, kindly sent a photograph of the church in 
Chaflfcombe, as it appeared after its restoration in 1859 by his father, then rector. 
A reproduction of this picture appears in this book. 

The compiler does not wish to forget the kindness shown by his wife, Eliza S. 
(Piatt) Chaffee, in that she willingly sacrificed many of her social hours for the 
betterment of this book. 

Mr. Isaac L. Hart, Mr. Henry B. Morehouse, Mr. Henry R. Soller, Mr. John A. 
Breitweiser and Mr. John H. Troxell have cheerfully rendered assistance in various 
details of the work. 

The following custodians of early records gave willing assistance towards the 
researches made in their various offices: 

The Register of Deeds ) _, , , , , 

The Recorder of Wills Pl^^^^^h, Mass. 



The Register of Deeds ) ^ . . _, .. 

The Recorder of Wills r^"°^^^'^''' ^- ^- 
The Register of Deeds 



The Recorder of Wills i^^^*^°^^'^^'^"- 

Mr. James Edward Russell, Register of Deeds, Springfield, Mass. 

Mr. John T. Hassam, connected with Suffolk Registry of Deeds, Boston, Mass. 

Mr. Solon Carpenter, custodian of early land records of Rehoboth, Mass. 

Mr. Harvey B. Wilder, Register of Deeds, Worcester, made clear several of the 
early land transfers in Woodstock, before the town was in Connecticut. 

Mr. Charles N. Marsh, Town Clerk of Hingham, Mass. 

Mr. Lewis P. Loring, Town Clerk of Hull, Mass. 

Mr. H. O. Wood, Town Clerk of Swansea, Mass. 

Mr. William H. Luther, Town Clerk of Rehoboth, Mass. 

Mr. Mark H. Wood, Town Clerk of Barrington, R. I. 

Mr. Charles E. Stacy, Town Clerk, North Wilbraham, Mass. 

Mr. Gifford, Town Clerk, East Woodstock, Conn. 

Mr. Solomon Fuller, Town Clerk, Somers, Conn. 

Mr. Fred. I. Lane, Town Clerk, Westminister, Vt. 

Mr. David A. Baker, Town Clerk, Ashford, Conn., made many gratuitous searches 
in his town records, besides making copies from all the tombstones found in the 
burying ground in the town, as far as they bore a reference to the name of Chaffee. 

The following libraries have rendered kindly assistance: 

New England Historic-Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass. 

Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass. 

Astor Library, New York City. 

Lenox Library, New York City. 

New York Historical Society, New York City. 

Bible Society, New York City. 

Providence Public Library, Providence, R. L 

Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn. 

The following offices have also lent their aid : 
The Adjutant-General's Office, Boston, Mass. 
The Adjutant-General's Office Providence, R. I. 



viii PREFACE 

The Adjutant-General's Office, Ha;rtford, Conn. 
The Adjutant-General's Office, Montpelier, Vt. 

The following newspapers have also assisted ; 
Boston Transcript, Boston, Mass. 
Providence Journal, Providence, R. I. 
Putnam Patriot, Putnam, Conn. 
Stafford Press, Stafford, Conn. 
Mail and Express, New York City. 



INTRODUCTION 

The pleasure of tracing long and circuitous lines of ancestry must be inborn. 
The way to success in any undertaking is through love. 

Just within the gateway of Laurel Hill Cemetery in the City of Philadelphia, 
there stands, appropriately enclosed, cut from unblemished stone, a beautiful 
representation of Love and Labor harmonized in the form of Old Mortahty, with 
mallet and chisel in hand trying to rescue from further obhteration the inscriptions 
as found upon the old tombstones surrounding him. 

Writers of family history differ but little as to the main reason for compiling 
and pubhshing a genealogy. The nucleus is formed as soon as a desire prompts 
the search for vital records concerning parents and grandparents, and the desire 
grows to larger and nobler proportions as the members of these famihes interest 
themselves in accumulating additional knowledge of their forefathers. Naturally, 
all persons are desirous to know from what nation they sprang, and many letters 
of inquiry bearing upon this subject have been received. Much interest has been 
expressed in regard to war records concerning Revolutionary patriots, and those 
who served in other wars. 

Biography, with family characteristics, coats-of-arms, records from tombstones, 
heirlooms and their interesting stories, have all tended to fascinate and make 
pedigree history a work of cheerful labor, and the general wish that our surname 
shall be preserved from oblivion has prompted the writing of this genealogy. 

Acknowledging that a genealogy made up principally of vital statistics, i.e., 
marriages, births and deaths, is valuable, it is nevertheless certain that where 
these facts are interspersed with biographical incident, the value of the work is 
much enhanced; therefore the compiler has made personal history a special feature 
of this book. 

The plan and scope of this book is devoted principally to the descendants of 
Thomas Chaffe, but following them, there will be found many lineages and war 
records of other American Chaffees, not known to have been connected with or 
descendant from Thomas Chaffe, including an extensive biography of Mathew 
Chaffe, a contemporary in America of this emigrant ancestor. There will also 
be found much data relating to the name of Chaffe, as found upon record in England 
from the earUest days, together with the origin of the name and lineages of English 
and Canadian Chaffees. 

The compiler is not responsible for any errors which may have occurred in 
the spelUng of Christian or surnames, nor for inaccuracies which may be found 
in copies of official records or in the data furnished by the many descendants. 
All the matter contributed has been carefully noted and scrupulously followed 
in its varied detail. Where names or dates have not agreed, all have been given, 
the second and following being given in parenthesis. 

Each descendant of Thomas Chaffe, the Emigrant, has been given a number 
in this volume, these following consecutively through the book. The sign + 
precedes the numbers of all individuals whose complete record will be found in 
the succeeding generation. Absence of this sign indicates that nothing further 



X INTRODUCTION 

is known of that individual than there appears. Only such descendants as have 
had children are carried forward to a succeeding generation; where the names of 
a descendant's children have not been sent, and no item of information regarding 
them is known, beyond the fact that he or she has had children, the record is not 
carried forward. 

Great care has been taken in every case to spell the surname as the individual 
spelled it. Where the spelling has been changed, the names of the children will 
be given under the father's record as he spelled it, but in the succeeding generation 
each child's name will be spelled as he himself chose to do. Where such children 
are not carried forward, the changed spelling of the name follows the other, en- 
closed in parenthesis. 

The names in parenthesis following the name of the individual at the head of 
each record, are those of that person's ancestorsof Chaffee descent, the superior 
numbers indicating to which generation each belongs. 

Where two Chaffee descendants have intermarried, the record will be found 
under that of the male descendant, the female descendant's Une of Chaffee descent 
and all information regarding her being there given. 

The maiden names of married women and nicknames are given in parenthesis, 
the latter names being quoted. 

Since the numbering of this manuscript, additional information of descendants 
has been received, necessitating the insertion of duplicate numbers designated 
by letters, as, for example, 5099A, etc. 



CONTENTS 



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First Generation 1 

Second Generation 13 

Third Generation 30 

Fourth Generation 53 

Fifth Generation 82 

Sixth Generation 134 

Seventh Generation 234 

Eighth Generation 398 

Ninth Generation 527 

Tenth Generation 563 

Appendix 

A— Thomas Chaffe's Bible 565 

B, C 565 

D, E, F 566 

G, H 567 

I 569 

J 570 

K 571 

Other Chaffees in America 573 

Unclassified War Records 

Colonial Wars 583 

War of 1812 .584 

Civil War .584 

Spanish-American War 585 

The Name of Chaffee in England 

Derivation of the Surname 585 

Chaffcombe 585 

The Surname in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France 586 

Coats of Arms 586 

Next of Kin 586 

Devonshire Wills 586 

Other English Wills 594 

Early English Records of Marriages, Baptisms, Burials, etc 594 

English and Canadian Lineages 597 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 



William Chaffee Frontispiece 

FACING PAGE 

William H. Chaffee (Photograph taken Jan. 1, 1907) ix 

Facsimile of Original Entries of Lands Granted to Thomas Chaffe 2 

Signatures of Thomas Chaffe and Mathew Chaffe 4 

Map of Early Settlements of Descendants of Thomas Chaffe 8 

The Ancient Chaffe Burying Ground 13 

Signatures of Nathaniel and Some Descendants 14 

The Old Burying Ground at Rumford, R. I., formerly in Rehoboth, Mass. . 20 

Signatures of Joseph Chaffe and Some of his Descendants 22 

The Ephraim Chaffe House at Seekonk, Mass 58 

S. R. Chaffee 159 

David Chaffee and Children 162 

The Battle of Stony Point 186 

Map of Stony Point Garrison 188 

Edward L. Chaffee 243 

Prentiss Chaffee 253 

K.S.Chaffee 254 

Caleb Chaffee 288 

The United States Arsenal Grounds, Sprhigfield, Mass 318 

Old Chaffee Homestead, Somersville, Conn 320 

Elam Chaffee 322 

Elizabeth (Spencer) Chaffee 324 

Norman I. Chaffee 326 

Samuel Chaffee 338 

Samuel W. Chaffee 338 

Joseph M. Chaphe 342 

Stephen F. Chaphe 346 

Rev. J. F. Chaffee, D. D 388 

O. S. Chaffee 412 

Frederick Chaffee 419 

General Adna R. Chaffee 428 

Dudley C. Chafee and G. Dexter Chafee 449 

George D. Chafee 449 

Lucia L., Olive K. and Marie S. Chafee 449 

Oliver Chaffee 464 

David Judson Chaffee 467 

W. G. Chaffee 468 

Mrs. Belinda (Reed) Chaffee 480 

James Chaffee 482 

R. T. Chaffee, M. D 484 

A. J. Chaphe 498 



xiv LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

FACING PAGE 

W. H. Chaphe 500 

J. Irvin Chaffee 541 

William H. Chaffee (Photograph taken about 1886) 543 

Eliza S. Chaffee 544 

Bertha E. Chaffee (Photograph taken about 1886) 546 

Bertha Eliza Chaffee (Photograph taken April 27, 1892) 548 

Floyd Mayham Grant (Photograph taken 1891) 550 

Bertha EHza Chaffee (Photograph taken Jan. 31, 1900) 552 

Edward J. Chaffee 554 

Rev. Arthur Billings Chaffee, D. D 556 

Signatures from the Thomas ChafTe Bible 565 

Map of Chaff combe, Somerset County, England 585 

Old Church at Chaffcombe 586 



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THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 

1 Thomas Chaff e, the emigrant ancestor of nearly all who to-day bear this 
surname under its varied forms of orthography, from Chafe to Chaffee, now resid- 
ing in the United States and parts of Canada, came to New England, where in 1635 
he owned land and was living in Hingham, Mass. 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 
Chaffe and the land of John Prince, Southward and with the land of Ralph Wood- 
ward, Northward, butting upon the Sea Eastward and Westward." 

This is not only the earliest mention of Thomas Chaffe, but also of the name 
of Chaffe. How long Thomas Chaffe had owned this land when John Tucker re- 
ceived his land, we do not know. Hingham was one of the oldest towns in the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony. There were settlers there as early as 1633, at which 
time it bore the name of " Bare Cove." The General Court, on September 2, 1635, 
changed the name to Hingham in deference to requests, no doubt made by those 
early settlers, several of whom came from Hingham in the County of Norfolk, 
England. Whether Thomas Chaffe was one of the earliest settlers of Hingham, we 
do not know; the list of those who in 1635 owned land there does not give his name, 
but the above extract from the records proves conclusively that at that time he 
was a property owner, though the entry of his grant was not made until 1637, 
when we find, under the heading "The severall parsells of land and meadow legally 
given unto Thomas Chaffe by the towne of Hingham," the following: 

" Given unto Thomas Chaffe by the Towne for a planting lott seven acres of land 
upon the worlds end hill bounded with the sea eastward and southward and with 
the land of John Prince westward and with the land of John Tucker northward." 

Under the same date we find another entry : 

"Given unto Thomas Chaffe all the salt marsh on the south side of straitts pond 
for two acres and he is to have all the sd parsells of land to him and his heirs for 
ever be they more or less as they were measured." 

"July 17th 1637 . . . Given unto Thomas Chaffe by the towne for a house 
lott two acres of land Butting upon Batchellor street eastward bounded with the 
land of William Ludkin southward." 

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. Bachelor 
Street is now known as Main Street, and the original Chaffe home lot is about oppo- 
site the old meeting-house. 

One more piece of property was given in that year to Thomas Chaffe by 
the town: 



2 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

"Octobr 1637 , . . Given unto Thomas Chaffe by the Towne for a greatt 
lott tenn acres of land lying upon the great playne on the second furlong to the 
westward of the centre, bounded with the land of Ralph Smith southward and 
with the Land of Thomas Turner northward. Butting upon the high wayes east- 
ward and westward." 

Between the above date and April 9, 1642, nothing is found in the records re- 
garding Thomas Chaffe and then his name appears in the records of Kantasket, 
later called Hull, a town adjoining Hingham and situated on the point of a penin- 
sula jutting out into Massachusetts Bay. Nantasket was an older town than Hing- 
ham. The first building there was erected by the people of Plymouth on or before 
1624 and used as a store house "to accomodate their trade with the IMassachusetts." 
In 1628 it bore about one-eighth part of the expenses of the Colonies. The records 
of the Massachusetts Bay Colony state : 

"By virtue of an order of Geunerall Court, wee whose names are under written, 
comissioners for the laying out of a plantation at Nantasket, doe order and dispose 
the same in manner following: first, Jerrimiah Bellamy, John Colljer, Nathanj: 
Baker, Edmond Bosworth, John Prince, Nathanj: Bosworth, Edward Bunn, 
Thomas Colljer, Richard Stubbs, Thomas Chaffey, William Kerly and John Stod- 
der shallbe admitted as planters, and to take their house lotts for building of 
houses in the valley betwixt the two hills next Pedocks Island, to the value of 
two acres for each house, so that there may lie thirty-two lotts at least betwixt 
the said two hills, the psons aboue to take all their lotts on one side of the said 
valley, to begin at either end of that side, as they all shall thinke fitt by agreement, 
or else p. lott, the said lots to be and to lyeonely fine rodds broade up against 
the hill, wch they chuse, these persons to haue each two acers of medowe as they 
shallbee hereafter signed, & also each of them to have four acres of planting land 
at Peddock's Hand, to bee laid out when the plantation shall be fuller; in the 
meanetime, if have any need to plant, they may plant where they think fit : and 
when it shalbe allotted and layd out in ppriety, those that have planted, if in 
casting lotts they bee put from such lands as they haue planted, they are to bee 
allowed for their labour they haue been at by those wch shall possesse their lotts 
afterwards. The beaches and places on Nantaskott or any of the isleands that 
may bee fitt for setting up of stages for fishing to be left free for such purpose 
for these or any other persons that shall set on such a work, and the plantation to 
be possessed & enjoyed by the persons aforesajd according to the order of Cor 
above specifjed. Dated the 9th of ye 2d mo, 1642. 

"Nathanael Duncan, 

"William Parks, 

"Israel Stoughton, 

"John Glouer. " 

On May 29, 1644, the name of the town was changed to that of Hull and in 
July of that year a church was formed there. Governor Winthrop says, under 
the date of July 15th, 1644: 

"Nantascott being formerly made a town, and having now twenty houses and 
a minister, was by the last general court named Hull." 

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 
Reverend 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 Chaffe, 
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 



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FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 3 

name, which was not a name found in the famiUes of their wives; in that day it 
was the custom to name children for their grandparents, the cases where this was 
not done being very exceptional. 

A brief description of that part of Massachusetts where Thomas Chaffe first 
made his home in the New World may be of interest. In 1627 j\Ir. Grus of Salem 
wrote: 

"The country is very beautiful. Open lands, mixed in goodly woods, and again 
open plains, in some places five hundred acres, some more and some less. . . , 
Not much trouble to clear for the plough. The grass and weeds grow up to a 
man's face. In the low lands and by fresh rivers, there are large meadows without 
a tree or bush." 

Morton, in speaking of the Indian custom of burning the grass and leaves, 
wrote in 1632: 

"The savages burn over the country, that it may not be overgrown with under- 
wood. ... It scorches the older trees and hinders their growth. The trees 
grow here and there, as in English parks, and make the country very beautiful. " 

Two years later Wood wrote : 

"In many places divers acres are cleared, so that one may ride a hunting in 
most places of the land. There is no underwood, — save in the swamps and low 
grounds, — it being tho custom of the Indians to burn the woods in November, 
when the grass is withered and leaves dried. . . . There is good fodder in 
the woods where the trees are thin ; and in the spring grass grows rapidly on the 
burnt land. " 

It would seem that Thomas Chaffe and his fellow settlers did not have to cut 
down the forest to clear the land before planting their crops, as did many of the 
early New England settlers ; they were fortunate in settling in a part of the country 
where the ground was ready to receive the seed for their crops and where pasture 
and mowing lands were plentiful. 

The General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was anxious to encourage 
the fishing trade and Hull was especially enjoined to "endeavor the advancement 
of fishing" as we see from the following entry in the records under the date of 
May 26, 1647 : 

"There being now divers freemen and men of good ability in Hull, who may 
comfortably carry on the affairs of the town, by the authority of this Court, to 
order the prudential affairs of their town according to the course of other planta- 
tions, provided that, according to the former orders of this Court, they endeavor 
the advancement of fishing, and that such fishermen as are there already, and 
others which shall come thither, may have all such reasonable priviledges and 
incouragements as the place will afford and that such places as are fit for fisher- 
men may be reserved for that purpose, and with this caution also, that William 
Parks, Mr. Glover, and Mr. Duncan, or any two of them be appointed to see the 
order of Court for advance of fishing duly observed. " 

The next mention of Thomas Chaffe in the records of Hull is the following deed: 

"The fourth day of February one thousand six hundred and fifty, Thomas 
Chaffe of Hull doth acknowledge that he hath sould unto Thomas Gill, of Hingham, 
to him and his heirs for ever his planting lott lying for eight acres upon pleasant 
hill next unto Mr. Peter Hubberd on the west and Thomas Gill on the east and 
it butts from sea to sea. Also four acres upon Squirill Hill, two acres of it was 
formerly Thomas Lorings, the other two was Mr. William Waltons and it lyeth 
next to Mr. Hubberd 's on the north and Joseph Andrews on the south. 

"Also half the meadow lying in Broad cove meadow which was formerly Mr. 
William Walton's it lyeth for four-acres and it is next to the highway on the north 
and Thomas Chubbuck on the south. 



4 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

"Also a greate lott of tenn acres which was given to him by the Towne, all 
the above, sayd parsells of land and meadow the sayd Thomas Gill is to have 
and to hold, to him and his heirs for ever from the 4 of February 1650. 

" In witness whereof I the aforesayd Thomas Chaffe have set to my hand this 
31st day of October 1670. 

"Signed in Presence "Thomas Chaffe 

of us his + marke. 

"Joseph Chaffy 
"Daniel Gushing 
"Towne Clarke." 

[On record in Hingham, Mass.] 

This deed though dated 1650, was not signed until 1670, and then in Hingham, 
as it was witnessed by the town clerk of that place, so Thomas and his son Joseph 
must have made a trip from Swansea, where they were then living, to Hingham 
at this time. 

The last mention of Thomas in Hull is as follows : 

" 1657 

"The Lands and tenements of Thomas Chaffe. 

" First two home lotts containing fower Acres more or less as the were measured 
lying north east and south west, John Loring one the south east. William Cham- 
berlyne one the north west, the towne street on the south west and Duckelane 
on the north est. 

"More — one Lott of Meadow by Straights river Containing two acers more or 
less as it was measured Lying north and south, the Straights river on the south, 
the great Rockey necke on the north, the falls Creeke and Nicolas Bakers meadow 
on the East, John Stones on the West. 

"More — two small Lotts at Sagemore hill. Containing one acer and half more 
or less as it was measured. Lying north west and south east. Henry Chamber- 
lyne on the South West, Nicholas Baker on the North East, Samuel Ward & 
Thomas Jones on the South East, and the high way on the north west. 

"More — two small lotts at Strawberry hill. Containing one Acer and half more 
or lesse as it was measured, lying north & south Richard Stubbes, on the East, 
Benjamine Bosworth on the West, the steep banke on the south, and John Lobdell 
and Benjamine Bosworth on the North." 

Between this date (1657) and May 30, 1660, Thomas Chaffe had moved from 
Hull and had probably settled in Rehoboth, then in Plymouth Colony, as we find 
by the following deed : 

"Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Chaffy some time of Hull in 
the County of Suffolke for a Certajne Valuable Consideration to me in hand well 
& truly pajd by Thomas Loring Senr of the Towne of Hull in New England afore- 
sajd in the County of Suffolke wth wch I doe acknowledge myself fully Contented 
& Sattisfied & doe hereby acquitt & dischardge the sajd Thomas Loring of Hull 
aforesajd. Haue Given Graunted bargained Sold Aljened Enfeoffed & Con- 
firmed and by these presents Doe Giue Graunt bargaine Sell aljene enfeoffe and 
Confirme vnto the sajd Thomas Loring of the Towne of Hull his heires and As- 
signes for euer all that my house houseing orchard & two home lotts lying in the 
Towne of Hull aforesajd Conteigning fower acres more or lesse as they were meas- 
ured lying North East & South west. John Loring on the South East willjam 
chamberlajne on the North west the Towne streete on the South west & Ducke 
Lane on the North east wth my lott of meadow by Streights Riuer & my two 
lotts at Sagamore hill and my two lotts at Strawbery hill as they stand recorded 
to be butted & bounded in the Towne booke of Hull aforesajd except one Cowes 
Comon formerly Sold to willjam Chamberlajne wth all my right Interest & privi- 
ledges in all the Islands belonging to the Towne of Hull aforesajd except one the 
Island Called Peddocks Island To Haue & to Hold the sajd houses lands meadow 
& Comons so butting & bounded as aforesajd wth all & singular the appurtenances 



This signature is attaclied to u deed wliicli reads: '■TlKinias Oliaft'e (if Waimamoisett in 
the Govei-nment (if New Plyiiioutli. Ne'W P^iiglaiid in Amei-ica. Plaiit(^i-." and is dated the 
•• nth Day of Ainil in tlie year of Our J.erd 1G64.'" 



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Signature of Tlioinas ('luiflV. the iiinnigraiit anecstur. and uf Matliew CliaH'e (Page 573), 

a contenipoiary. 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 5 

& priveledges thereto belonging vnto him the sajd Thomas Loring his heires & 
Assignes for euer and to the only propper vse & behoofe of him the sajd Thomas 
Loring of Hull his heires & Assignes for euer wth out the lett Suite trouble molesta- 
tion Denjall or Contradiction of the sajd Thomas Chaffie my heires or Assignes 
for euer & Doe by these presents Couenant & promise to warrant & defend the 
same against all persons and persons whomsoeuer lawfully hauing Clajming or 
Pretending to haue any estate right title Dowry or Interest of in or to the same 
or any part or Parcell thereof in wittnes whereof the sajd Thomas Chaffy haue 
here\mto Sett my hand and Seale this 30th of may in the yeare 1660. 
"Signed Sealed and Deliuered his mrke 

the sajd Tho. Loring being in Thomas J Chaffye 

possession of the aboue 
Graunted premisses In 
the presence of 
Nicco Baker 
John Blake. 

" Boston may 30th 1660. 
Thomas Chaffey ac- 
knowledged this In- 
strument to be his 
act & deed before 
me. Thomas Danforth. 
"Entred & Recorded 30th may 
1660 
p Edw Rawson Recordr." 

In the foregoing deed Thomas "Chaffye" designates himself as "some time of 
Hull in the County of Suffolke" but does not say where he 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 December 25, 1660: 

' 'An agreement under ye hands of ten of the Proprietors in order to the settle- 
ment of the Lands aforesaid. 

" Dated December 25 : 1 660. 
"Wee whose names are here under written the proprietors of those Lands 
called and known by the name of Sawomes Lands doe unanimously and Joyntly 
binde our selves and covenant to perform these peticulr. 

"1. That none of us shall at anytime Let or sell any of the said Lands to any 
stranger that is not allready a proprietor with us without the Joynt Consent of 
us all subscribed under our hands vidt, neither upland nor meadow. 

"2. That Henry Smith of Rehoboth be the man to measure all Lands yt is 
to be measured out and Appertaining unto any of us and that some two or thre 
of our selves are to be preasant with him to see it done. 

"3. That Thomas Willett by way of exchange is to have thirty Acres of up- 
land measured out adjoyning unto the land of his formerly measured out by 
William Carpenter having the Towne fence on the North side and the Land of 
John Brown on the South Side and Mr. Willett doth Leave the home Lot formerly 
Lay'd out for Elder Cushman in consideration of the same, being of the quantity 
of thirty acres to Lye common Amongst us. 

"John Brown, Peter Hunt, 

"Thomas Willet, Henry Smith, 

"Stephen Paine, Phillip Walker, 

"John Peck, Thomas Chafey, 

"John Allen, Samuel Neavman." 

These records also contain a description of the boundaries of the land belonging 
to various proprietors, that of "Thomas Chafey" being referred to thus: 

"10. One devition Layd out in the aforesaid home Lotts number Nine & 



6 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Ten to Thomas Chafey, being ten Acres or thereabouts. Called Rice's Neck, 
bounded North by said Chafey's home Lott, East the Meadow, South by Mr. 
Allen's Meadow, and West by Mr. Aliens Land. " Thomas's land is again referred 
to as bounding the land of Nathaniell and Israeli Peck on the North. This item 
is signed by Joseph Chafey and seven others. [Ibid.] 

The town of Rehoboth was originally called by the Indians and after them by 
the Enghsh, "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 in 1630 of Governor Winthrop and his colony in Boston. Black- 
stone 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 Lord-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 the 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 measurement of those times, "a tract eight 
miles square," and embraced what is now the towns of Rehoboth, Seekonk and 
Pawtucket. December 29, 1645, a second purchase was made of the land called 
by Indians and English alike "Wannamoisett," which forms a part 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 proprietor 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 Bar- 
rington, Mass., was formed, and in 1790 another part, when Somerset was formed as 
a town. In 1747 Barrington, 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. L, was set off from 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 7 

Warren, with boundary line substantially as at the present time. In 1694, Reho- 
both 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 lat- 
ter including in their number Reverend Samuel Newman, and in 1645 the name 
was changed at his request to Rehoboth, a scripture name; this first minister 
of Rehoboth 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 Chaffe's house, and our worthy 
ancestor doubtless profited by his sermons and sorrowed with his neighbors over 
his death. 

A few months after the sale of his property in Hull, having in the meantime 
received land in the division of Rehoboth lands, Thomas Chaffe made his first 
recorded purchase of land there of Stephen Paine, Sr., February 9, 1660: 

"Prence Gour 

"This 9th of the Eleaventh month, 1660. To All people to whom this prsent 
writing shall come. Know Yea, that I, Stephen Paine sen'r of Rehobeth, for 
mee, my heires execquitors and assigns for and inconsideration of fifty and three 
pounds, to me in hand payed, have given, granted bargained and sold unto Thomas 
Chaffey late of Nantasket allies Hull, All my lands, meddows, comons, and com- 
onages, which I bought of Resolved White of Scituate lying and being in aplace 
called Sewaens except one parcel of Meddow which I exchanged with Obadiah 
Bowine, the which parcel of meddow which I had of the aforesaid Obadiah. I 
have bargained and sold unto the aforesaid Thomas Chaffey, within lien of that 
which I exchanged for that that was Resolved White's bearing date the third 
of the second Month 1665 [?], All of which prsells of lands and meddows comons 
and comonages, I have sold and set over unto Thomas Chaffey and his heirs for- 
ever ; without any molestation or claim or claimes from mee my heires, execquitors 
and assigns, or any other by my meanes. In witness heerof I have hereunto set 
my hand the day and year above written. 

Stephen Paine, and a seale 
"Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of 
"Joseph Pecke 
" Richard Bullock 
"This deed was owned before me, this 4th day of January 1661. 

" Witness my hand. Thomas Willett. " 

[Plymouth Colony Record of Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 81.] 

April 11, 1664, "Thomas Chaffe of Wanamoisett . . . planter" sold to 
Captain Thomas Willett and James Brown one of the two lots he received in the 
division of the home lots as before mentioned. This Captain Willett was an early 
settler of Plymouth and one of the most eminent citizens of Rehoboth. He was 
also the first Mayor of New York City, being elected to that oflSce twice. The 
deed in full is as follows : 

' 'A deed appointed to be recorded. 

"To all Christian people to whom these prsents shall come. Thomas Chaffe 



8 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

of Wanamoisett in the Gourment of New Plymouth, in New England, in America, 
planter, sendeth Greeting 

Know Ye, that I the aforesaid Thomas Chaffe, have for a good and valuable 
consideration to me in hand received and payed by Captain Thomas Willett and 
James Brown of Rohobeth, in the Gourment of said wherewith I the said Thomas 
Chaffe doe acknowlidge myself sufficiently satisfyed, contented and fully payed, 
and thereof and every pte and pcell thereof do exonnarate acquit and discharge 
the aforesaid Captaine Thomas Willett and James Browne they theire heires, 
execquitors and assigns forever by these prsents have freely and absolutely bar- 
gained and sold enfeoffed and confirmed and by these prsents doe bargain, sell, 
enfeoff e, and confirm from mee the said Thomas Chaffe and my heires to them 
the said Capt. Thomas Willett and James Browne, they, theire heires and as- 
signes forever, a pcell of upland, containing twenty and five acres, be it more or 
lesse being the Ninth lot, which said land I had of the Towne of Rehobeth upon 
agreement in reference to the five Railed ffence being my whole pte of that land, 
which said land being adjoyning to the land of Waunamoisett, being bounded 
to the south the land of the aforesaid James Brown, to the North the Town Comon 
to the West the land that was layed out to Mr. Stepen Paine; to the East the 
land of henery Smith and Phillip Walte; and the said Capt. Thomas Willett and 
James Browne, do engage to take of and free from the said Thomas Chaffe, and 
his heires forever; all ingagements or covenants in Reference to any fence or 
ffences that doth or may belong unto the afoi'esaid land. To have and to hold 
the aforesaid five and twenty acres of land, be it more or lesse, as theire owne 
proper right to them and their heirs and assignes, forever, thereby due and of 
right accustomed, and warranting the sale thereof against what people soever 
from, by or under mee the aforesaid Thomas Chaffe, or by my right or title claim- 
ing any right or title of or in the aforesaid prmises. And I the said Thomas Chaffe, 
doe alsoe covenant promise and grant to, and with the afor said Capt. Thomas 
Willett and James Browne that it shall be lawful for them or either of them to 
record or enrowle these prsents or cause them to bee recorded or enrowled in the 
Court att New Plymouth, or in any other place of Record provided according to 
the usual maner of recording or enrowling deeds and evidences made and proved. 
In witness whereof the said Thomas Chaffe have heerunto set my hand and scale 
this Eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred 
sixty and foure. 

" The Marke of + Thomas Chaffe and a scale 
" Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us viz. 

" John AUin 

" Peter Hunt " 

[Plymouth Colony Records of Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. L5.] 

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 prob- 
able that he also owned land which remained within the boundaries of the old 
towm, as in a deed dated 1675, which will be given later, he calls himself " of Reho- 
both." In 1669, he sold to Joseph Carpenter property on New Meadow Neck. 

" 1670 Prence Gour 
"This Indenture made the second day of the Second Month, commonly called 
April in the year of our Lord according to our English account, one thousand 
sixty and nine, between Thomas Chaffe of the township of Swansey, in the Colonie 
of New Plymouth in New England, yeoman, of the one party, and Joseph Car- 
penter of the township of Rehobeth in the Colonie aforesaid, yeoman, of the 
other p'ty, Witnesseth: That the said Thomas Chaffe, for and in consideration 
of the full sum of Twenty pounds sterling to him in hand payed by the said Joseph 
Carpenter at or before the Ensealing of these presents, whereof and wherewith 
hee acknowlidgeth himself fully satisfyed and payed. And thereof and of every 
pte and psell, doth clearly acquit, exonnorate, and discharge the said Joseph 
Carpenter, hee and Every of his heirs, execquitors and administrators and Every 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 9 

of them forever, hath given, granted, alHaned, sold and confirmed, and by these 
presents doth fully, clearly and absolutely give, grant, allien, sell and confirm 
unto the said Joseph Carpenter, his heirs and assigns forever, all that his seaventen- 
teenth pte or share of a neck of land situate lying and being within the Township 
of Swansey aforesaid, commonly known and taken by the name of New Meddow 
Necke with all and singular the Meddowes feedings, woods and underwoods, wayes, 
Easements, profits, comodities, comon of pasture, and all appurtenances what- 
soever to the same seaventeenth p'te or share of New Meaddow necke, or to any 
p'te or prcel of the prmises in any wise appertaining, and also all the Estate, 
right, title, interest, use, possession, property, claim and demand whatsoever of 
him the said Thomas Chafy, of, in or to the same or to any p'te or p'sell thereof. 

"To have and to hold the said seaventeenth p'te or share of New ]\Ieddow with 
all and singular the prmises heerby granted bargained and sold with theire and 
every of theire rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever unto the said 
Joseph Carpenter his heirs and assigns. To the only proper use, and behoof of, 
the said Joseph Carpenter, his heirs and assigns forever; and the said Thomas 
Chafy for himself his heirs, execquitors and administrators, doe covenant, promise, 
grant and agree to and with the said Joseph Carpenter his and every of his heirs 
and assignes and every of them by these presents in manner and form following, 
(that is to say.) that he the said Thomas Chafy the said seaventeenth p'te or share 
of New Meddow Necke, and all and singular the prmises before given granted 
bargained and sold with every of their rights, members and appurtenances what- 
soever, unto the said Joseph Carpenter and his heirs or assigns. To the only 
proper use of the said Joseph Carpenter his heirs and assignes forever, against 
him the said Thomas Chafy, his heirs and every person from by or under him them 
or either or any of them, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these 
presents, and that he the said Thomas Chafy, at the time of the ensealing and 
delivery of these prsents hath full power, good right and lawful authoritie to 
give, grant bargain and sell and convey the prmises with all and every of their 
appurtenances to his own proper use and behoof forever; of the said Joseph Car- 
penter, his heirs, assignes, and the said Joseph Carpenter his heires and assigns 
and every of them shall and may by force and virtue of these prsents from time 
to time and at all times hereafter, lawfully, c|uietly and peaceably have, hold, 
use, occupy, possess and enjoy the seaventeenth p'te or share of New Meddow 
Necke, and all singular the before granted prmises with all theire appurtenances 
to his own proper use and behoof forever without any lett, suite, trouble, denial 
interruption or disturbance of the said Thomas Chafy his heires or assigns or any 
other person or prson whatsoever they lawfully claiming by from or under him, 
them or any of them or by his or their means aske, consent, interest privity, or 
procurement, and that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted, and dis- 
charged, or other use from time to time, well and sufficiently sold and kept harm- 
lessby the said Thomas Chafy, his heirs or execquitors or administrators of and 
from all and all manor of former and other gifts, grants, bargaines and sales, 
leases, mortgages, uses intails, titles, troubles, charges, demands and incumbrances 
whatsoever, had, made, committed, suffered and don by the said Thomas Chafy, 
his heirs or assigns or by any other prson or prsons whatsoever lawfully claiming 
from by or under him, them or any of them or, from by or under his or any of 
theire meanes acts, consent, title or interest privity or procurement, the late 
purchase money payed to Uncomponen the Indian, by the approbation of Phillip, 
sachem, for the said premises onely excepted. In witness whereof I the said 
Thomas Chafy have put to my hand and seal the day and yeare first above written, 
"signed sealed and delivered "The marke T of Thomas Chafy and a seale 

with levey and seizen duly Executed 
in the presence of viz : 

"Nicholas Tanner ) 

"John Martin >• 

"Joseph Chafy ) 

"This deed was acknowledged by Nicholas Tanner of Swansey, being the 
lawful attorney of the aforesaid Thomas Chafy, as appeared by a letter of At- 



10 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

torney soe acknowledged the Eight day of June 1670. before me William 

Bradford . , , „ 

assistant. 

[Plymouth Colony Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 174.] 

During King Philip's War Thomas Chaff e 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 Rehoboth; what 
disposal he made of this property is not known, as no deed of sale is on record and 
no mention of this property is made in his will. 

"Winslow Gour 

"This Indenture made the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord, 
according to the English Account one thousand six hundred seventy five between 
Francis Stevens of the township of Rehoboth in the Colonie of New Plymouth, 
in New England, on the one part, and Thomas Chaff e, of Rehobeth aforesaid, 
witnesseth that the said Francis Stevens for and in consideration of the full sum 
of twenty pounds, to him in hand payed by the said Thomas Chaffe, at or before 
the insealing of these presents, wherewith he acknowledgeth himself fully satisfied 
contented and fully payed, and thereof and every pte and psell thereof doe fully 
and clearly acquit, exonnarate and discharge the said Thomas Chaffe, his heirs, 
executors, administrators, have given, granted, alienated, sold and confirmed, 
and do by these presents fully clearly and absolutely give grant alien sell enfeoffe 
and confirm unto the said Thomas ChafTe, his heirs and assigns forever, all that 
my house, orchard and house lot, containing six acres, be it more or less situate 
in the town of Rehobeth afore said, being bounded southerly with the house lot 
of William Brown, Northerly and Westerly with the highway, Easterly with the 
river, with all and singular privileges and the appurtenances thereunto appertain- 
ing and belonging. To have and to hold the aforesaid dwelling house, orchard 
and house lot, containing six acres, be it more or less, as before bounded with all 
and singular the privileges therunto belonging unto the said Thomas Chaffey his 
heirs and assigns forever. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Thomas 
Chaffey, his heirs and assigns forever and that the said Thomas Chaffey, his heirs 
and assigns, and every of them shall and may by force and vertue of these presents 
from time to time and at all times hereafter, lawfully peaceably and quietly hold, 
use , occupy, enjoy and possess the aforesaid premises without any lett suite, 
trouble denyal or interruption of the said Francis Stevens his heirs or assigns or 
any other prson or prsons what soever lawfully claiming from by or under him, 
or by his meanes, act or consent, privitie or procurement otherwise from time to 
time well and sufficiently kept harmless by the said Francis Stevens, his heirs. 
Executors and administrators from all manor of former gifts, grants, bargains, 
sales, leases, mortgages, intailes, titles, troubles, charges and demands whatso- 
ever had, made committed or suffered to be don by the said Francis Stevens or 
by his privity or procurement. In witness whereof the said Francis Stevens 
hath set to his hand and scale the day and year above written. 

"The mark is of Francis Stevens and a seal 
"signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us. 
"William Carpenter. 
"John Carpenter. 

"This deed was acknowledged before mee. 
James Brown, Assistant the twentyeth day 
of September in the year 1675." 

[Plymouth Colony Records of Deeds, Vol. IV, p. 367.] 

The following items are from the Proprietors' Records of Ancient Swansea: 
"Under the date 'Desember 2<S, 1676' there is record of an agreement in regard 
to 'Lands purchased of Asamequin and Wamsitto his sonne.' 
" ' Imprimus.' In regard to a record being kept. 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 11 

"2nd. In regard to lands deserted by the Indians. 

"3rd. The necessity of choosing an attorney, 

"4th. Possession. 

"5th. Laying out and drawing lots for shares. 

"6th. Rules governing division between meadows and upland 'that there be 
no controversy.' 

" 7th. Convenience of di\'ision. 

"8th. Lands to be divided with all convenient speed. 

"This was signed by James Brown, John Saffin, John Brown, Nathaniel Pain, 
Thomas Chafey, Stephen Pain, John Allen, Peter Hunt, Stephen Pain, Jr. and 
Israeli Peck." 

Soon after, at a meeting, legally warned, of the Proprietors, a committee, con- 
sisting of Mr. Stephen Pain or his son Nathaniel, Mr. John Allen, Captain John 
Brown and John Saffin, was chosen to lay out lands, to mark out individual hues, 
to lay out home lots on Swansey River, to lay out highways "both publique and 
privet," to mark out bounds of meadows and uplands, to take a view of the lands, 
consider the way "most beneficiall for the good of the whole and to bring in their 
opinion and report to the company " and to examine the book of records and see 
that the lands are properly entered. The names signed are those of James Brown, 
John Saffin, John Brown, Stephen Pain, Nathaniel Pain, John Allen, Thomas 
Chafey, Peter Hunt, Stephen Pain, Jr., and Israel Peck. 

"At a Generall meting of the proprietors on ye 11 of April 1679 it is mutually 
concluded to draw lots for the devition of the great lots at popanomscut [Peebee's 
or Phebe's Neck, afterwards Barrington] which accordingly was forthwith done, 
beginning as aforesaid at the highway at the head of the home lots to be the first 
in number which is. 

"1. Lent. Peter Hunts 

"2. Thomas Chafey 

"3. John Allen 

"4. Natha:Peck 

"5. Samll Newman ; 

"6. Stephen Pain 

"7. John Safin & Est. 

"8. James Brown & John Brown. 

"August 28, 1679, The Committee in the behalfe of the Proprietors met about 
the Laying out of the house Lots at Poppanomscut and cast lotts for the said 
Lands drawn by William Carpenter of Rehoboth whow was with Cap't. John 
Brown, Surveighor at which time it was agreed that Mr. John Allen should have 
his house Lots at the head of his Marsh beyond the south line of the House Lots 
whence the lots began and were numbered as folloeth. 

"Mr. Samuel Newman ) 
"and partners. ) 

"Leu. Peter Hunt. Mr. James Brown. 

"Mr. Stephen Pain. and John Brown. 

"Mr. John Saffin. Capt. Willets heirs. 

"Thomas Chafey. Israel Peck's & partners." 

The above document was drawn after the death of Captain Thomas Willett 
who died August 4, 1674, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. 

At a meeting held March 16, 1679-80, an agreement was made in regard to 
Paine lots, the repair of the "generall fence," the laying out of the "longe lots" 
and also that no proprietor should sell or let to any person "not now a proprietor," 
without offering the same to the major part of the committee of proprietors at 
the same price. Matters in regard to "pasturing neck" and selling certain lands 
were also taken up, the names signed being "James Brown, John Saffin, John 



12 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Peck, Thomas Chafey, Stephen Pain, John Allen, John Brown, Jonathan Bos- 
worth, Sam: Newman, Natha. Pain, Samuell Walker." 

This is the last mention in the records of Thomas Chaffe during his life. Soon 
after, July 25, 1680, he made his will which was exhibited "Sixt of March Anno 
Domini 1683. [1682-3]." 

WILL OF THOMAS CHAFFE 

"In the name of God Amen, 

" I Thomas Chaffee of Swansie in ye Colony of New Plymouth, in New England, 
being of great age, yet in my perfect memory and good understanding, make 
this my last Will and Testament. First I commit my soul to God in Jesus Christ 
my Redeemer and my body unto ye grave. 

" Item, I give unto my Eldest son Nathaniel my homelott, being twenty-five 
acres the which I purchased of Capt. Thomas Willett and James Brown sen'r. 
gentt. as also my right in ye commonlott, it being ye twelfth lot, — ten acres of 
meadow lying and being at a place commonly called the long beach, and four 
acres of meadow lying and being at ye mouth of ye River on ye great Neck com- 
monly called Mount Hope Neck, 

" Item, I give unto my son Joseph all ye rest of my lands, meadows, orchards, 
gardens, dwelling house, barn, out houses as also my living stock, neat cattle, 
sheep, horse kine. Swine, poltery and thirty five acres of land lately purchased 
upon ye neck commonly called Phebes Neck, with all other my privileges that 
I now have or hereafter may have in ye aforesaid Town of Swansy, with my debts, 
now due, or hereafter may be due unto me or my Estate, whom I make my 
sole executor to pay my debts to see this my will performed and my body 
buried. 

"In witness my hand and seal, this twenty five of July in ye yeer of oe Lord 
One thousand six hundred and Eighty. 

"Signed and Sealed in ye 

presence of The mark of 

"John Peck T [seal] 

"John Ormsby Thomas Chaffe." 

[Plymouth Colony Record of Wills, Vol. IV, p. 36.] 

"The Inventory of Thomas Chaffe, lately deceased, taken by ye subscribers 
hereof ye 15 day of May 1683. 

£-s-d 
Imps his wearing apparel, both linen & woolen, hat shoes, stockings at 03-00-00 

It A bed, bolster, pillow, blankets, rug coverlids and bedsted at 03-10-00 

a gun sword & bandeleers at 00-15-00 

a great bible [See Appendix A] and two other books at 00-11-06 

a looking glass at 00-01-00 

Half a crosscut saw & 4 old axes at 00-10-00 

a logchaine 00-10-00 

a draught chaine, & peice of whiple tree chaine at 00-06-00 

3 old boxiers 00-01-00 
an old hand saw and drawing knife . 00-01-00 
an ads at 00-02-00 

4 wedges at 00-04-00 
a bill hook at 00-02-06 
a sickel and 3 pitchforks & a prow at 00-04-08 
a iron pott and 2 little old kittles at 00-10-00 
a pair of bellowes and old bags at 00-01-06 
a pair of stock cards at 00-05-00 
Trays, dishes and an old Tubb & a pair of sheep sheers 00-04-00 
For old iron and other old lumber at 00-02-00 






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a Horse at 30-00-00 

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Total sum 14-19-06 

30 acres of land on ye houselott, a great lott of 60 acres of land 

10 acres of land in Kites Neck 

10 acres of salt meadow more or less. 

"Jonathan Bosworth, Senr. 

"John Peck, 

"William Carpenter, Senr. 

"On ye oath of Joseph Chaffey." 

[Plymouth Colony Record of Wills, Vol. IV, p. 36.] 

Just what the date of Thomas Chaffe's death was we do not know, but probably 
not long before the fiUng of his will. He was doubtless buried in the ancient 
Chaffe Burying Ground on his own farm, a picture of which is here given, though 
no stone to 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 Bar- 
rington River, though in Thomas Chaffe's time it was called the Sowams River, is 
about two miles northwest of the present town of Barrington Centre, R. I., and 
is owned by Mr. L. R. Peck. 

Children, probably born in Nantasket (now called Hull) : 

2 i Nathaniel Chaffe, probably born between 1638 and 1642; married Experience 

Bliss. 

3 ii Joseph Chaffe, probably born between 1639 and 1646; married Annis 

Martin. 

2 Nathaniel 2 Chaffe (Thomas 1) was probably born in Nantasket; ]\Iass. (later 
called Hull), between 1638 and 1642, and died in Rehoboth, Mass., in September, 
1721. He married in Swansea, Mass., August 19, 1669, Experience, daughter 
of Jonathan and Miriam (Harmon) Bliss of Rehoboth. She also died in September, 
1721. 

Nathaniel Chaffe doubtless moved from Hull to Rehoboth between 1657 and 
1660 with his parents and brother Joseph. In 1667 the part of Rehoboth where 
he lived, known as Wannamoisett, was set off as a separate town and called Swansea. 
Here we find the first mention of him, his marriage, and the following Spring he 
is mentioned again in the town records as follows: 

"At a Town meeting Lawfully warned ye 19th of May 1670 . . . Nathaniel 
Chafy [was chosen] Constable." [Sira7isea Town Records.] His duty was to 
assist in keeping the peace and to make arrests of disorderly persons. About 
the same time it is recorded that : 

" Nathaniel Chafy his ear mark for all sorts of cattell is an half ring in the top 
of each ear." 

On page 1.55 of The Book of the Attlcborovgh Records of the North Purchased 
Lande belonging to Rehoboth, under the date 1672, we find that 

"The bounds of the Lands of Nathaniell Chaffe are Sixty acres of land purchased 
of Obediah Bowen, Sur., Also Twelve and a half. Ten acres More purchased of 
John Martin." This land was later in the town of Attleboro. 



14 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

The deeds of these purchases of land by Nathaniel Chaffe are not on file in the 
Plymouth County Registry of Deeds. 

"At a Town Meeting Lawfully warned ye 5th of Febr. 1672 [3]. Imp Whereas 
it was agreed upon at a Town Meeting Lawfully warned on ye 3d of Janr 1672 
That Nicholas Tanner Hugh Cole Samuel Luther, should treat with ye owners 
of meadows in ye great neck Concerning ye fence there to be made as is above 
specefeid. It was therefore upon ye 31 of Janr 1672 agreed upon by and between 
ye sd Nicholas Tanner Hugh Cole & Samuel Luther & ye sd owners of meadows 
that there shall be made a three rail fence from ye meadow of Jonathan Bliss 
to Hugh Coles & It was further granted upon yt ye owners of ye meadows should 
make two fifths of the fence & ye sd fence to be made four foot and a half high 
& to be set up by ye 20th of April next & every man that is defective in this agree- 
ment shall forfeit one shilling a rod. 
"Signed by 

" Nicholas Tanner Peter Hunt 

"Hugh Cole John Allen, Senr 

"Samuel Luther James Brown 

"Thomas Willett Nathl Peck 

"Stephen Pain, Senr Nathl Chafy 

Joseph Chafy." 
"An agreement under ten of the Proprietors Hands Jan. 22: 1673 [4]. 
"We whose names are hereunder written doe agree and conclude that all Moable 
grase aJoyning to any of our Medows Belongs to the said Meadow and onely for 
the use of ye proprietors of the said Meadow and that noe other person shall 
intrenth upon the said priviledge witness our hands this twenty-second day of 
January one thousand six hundred seaventy three. 

"Thomas Willet James Brown 

"Stephen Pain John Allen 

" Peter Hunt John Brown 

" Nathaniel Peck Israel Peck 

" Nathaniel Chafey Joseph Chafey." 

[Proprietors' Records, Ancient Swansea, pp. 16, 17.] 

Nathaniel Chaffe was evidently a valued citizen, for in 1674-5 he was in- 
vited 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: 

" At a Town meeting lawfully warned the Eighth of February 1674 [5] . . . 

"It was also voted and agreed upon by the Town for the encouragement of 
Nathaniel Chaffee to come and dwell in the Town, he should have Ten acres in 
some convenient place for planting land if he tarry for seven years to be his own 
for ever, but if he remove out of Town before seven years end he is to leave 
it to the Town." [Rehoboth Records.] Just about this time is recorded " a list of 
lines as it was cast to stand in ye second division . . . Nathan Chaffee 5 
rod." 

Four months after this invitation to return to Rehoboth, 

"Nathaniel Chaffe of the Township of Rehobeth, in the Government of New 
Plymouth, in New England, smith, . . . for a good and valuable consideration 
[not named] . . . payed by Samuel Butterworth of Rehoboth aforesaid, 
. . . have freely and absolutely bargained and sold ... a certain 
tract of Bastard Meddow lying and being in the Great Neck, lying upon Sowams 
river, in Swansey, in the Government aforesaid, being four acres be it more or 
less, bounded to the North with Joseph Chaffe 's Meddow, to the East a Swamp, 
to the West Sowams River, to the South as far as the Meddow goeth ... 
In witness whereof, the said Nathaniel Chaffe hath set to his hand and seal this 
sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand six hundred seventy 



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May 25, 1734. 
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Signatures of tliese two brotlieis made in Providence, R. I., May 5, 1783. 

Signatures of Xatlianiel- Cliatre. and of some of his Descendants. 



FIRST AND SECOxND GENERATIONS 15 

and five. Mem. the said Samuel Butterworth doth engage him to clear the said 

Nathaniel Chaffe from the fence in the Great Neck. 

"Signed, sealed and delivered Nathaniel Chaffe and his Seal 

in the prsence of 

"William Carpenter 

"John Carpenter. This deed was acknowledged 

the 29 of May, before mee, 
James Brown, Assistant in year 
1679." 
[Plymouth Colony Registry of Deeds, Vol. V, p. 308. 

As this deed shows, Nathaniel Chaffe was a blacksmith. In those early days, 
when a horse was one of the most valued and necessary possessions of his owner, 
the blacksmith's trade was a most important one. In addition to shoeing horses, 
he was a worker in iron and other metals, making rude farming implements, house- 
hold utensils and even casting bells. Small wonder that Rehoboth was anxious 
to have so valuable a citizen as Nathaniel Chaffe return to her! 

Only a week after the sale of this land, June 24, 1675, King Philip's War began, 
which lasted until the last of August, 1676. 

"Of the misiries 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 intrepid 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 Reho- 
both were kept in almost constant 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 Rehoboth. . . . 
occupy a prominent place in the hardships, dangers and sufferings of the early 
settlers of this town." 

[Bliss's History of Rehoboth.] 

What must have been the anxiety of Nathaniel ChafTe during this time of horror! 
At the outbreak of this war he had a wife and three small children, and during 
its progress his second son, Nathaniel, Jr., was born. Some time during the war, 
he contributed £3 16s. 6d. to the war fund. 

February 11, 1675-6, "A committee was chosen to view what land is between 
John Titus, Jr. & Nathaniel Chaffee and divide it to John Fuller & Obadiah Bowen," 
[Rehoboth Records.] December 12, 1676, another committee being chosen for the 
same purpose. [Ibid.] On the same date mention is made "In Refforence to a 
former grant of land for General purposes to be built upon by Nathaniel Chaffey." 
[Ibid.] 

"16801 June. Propounded to be Freemen the next Year, if approued . . . 
Nathaniell Chaffey." [Plymouth Colony Records.] 

"1681 Freemen admitted this Court . . . Nathaniel Chaffey." [Ibid.] 

This implies that he was a church member, that being one of the requirements 
of admission as freeman. 

"Mar. 26th 1681 The Town met being lawfully warned . . . Chose Nathan- 
iel Chaffee Constable," [Rehoboth Records] his second term in that office. 

"The towne drew lots for the laying out of the division and they file as follow- 
eth . . . Nathaniel Chaffee Estate 50 acres." This was April 9, 1685, and the 
lot was number seventy-six. [Ibid.] 



16 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

October 12, 1686, "Nathaniel Chaffee" made a proposition to the town relating 
to the maintenance of George the First. February 8, 1686-7, he bought of Stephen 
Paine two acres of "upland, swampe and meadow ground." 

"Mar. 22nd 1693. The town met being lawfully warned and chose Nathaniel 
Chaffe tytheing man," [Ibid.] his duties being to preserve order in the meeting- 
house and to collect the moneys due for the support of the minister of the 
town. 

September 22, 1694, Nathaniel went to the home in Swansea of his brother 
Joseph, who being ill, made his will and probably wished his only brother to witness 
it. Joseph died soon after and November 13, 1694, Nathaniel went to the county 
seat, Bristol, with the other two witnesses, to swear to his brother's signature. 
At the same time he became one of the sureties in the sum of £200 for his sister- 
in-law, Annis (Martin) Chaffe and her sons, John and Joseph, Jr., all executors 
of the will. 

"May 24th 1695. Nathaniel Chaffe & John Hunt settled the bounds of ther 
meadow & swampe upon the west side of palmers river between them from a red 
oake tree marked upon three sides neare the cart way straight to a forked ellme 
in the meadow & goes straight upon that line to the river." [Ibid.] 

"March 10, 1695-6, Nathaniel was chosen juryman." [Ibid.] 

"June 16th 1697. The towne met being lawfully warned and drew lots for 
the division of lands before agreed upon and they are drawn up as follow- 
eth , . . Nathaniel Chaffe," lot number 17. [Ibid.] 

"Knowe all men by these presents. That I John Thompson of the towne of 
Rehoboth in the County of Bristol Husbandman doe acknowledge that I have 
sold unto Nathaniel Chaffee of the same towne Blacksmith, two accers of land 
and a halfe be it more or less that was to me by my right of Commons in the 
Thousand accer division, being ten rod wide & forty three rod long at the westerly 
end, bounded southerly Nathaniel Chaffee his owne land. Notherly a two rod 
highway, bounded westerly the undivided land, Easterly the highway Likewise 
I do acknowledge I have received full satisfaction for said land & I do these presents 
make over & assign the said lands to the said Nathaniel Chaffee his heirs executors 
administrators & assigns forever witness my hand this seventeenth day of Janu- 
ary 1698-9 & in the tenth year of his majesties reign. 
" Signed in the presence of John Thompson 

"Daniel Smith 

"Ebenezer Bullock 

"John Thompson did on 
the day and year above 
written sign the writing 
as is attested by me 

William Carpenter 
Towne Clerk." 

[Ibid.] 

November 7, 1699. "The proprietors drew their lots for the laying out of the 
division. . . . Nathaniel Chaffee, h-sh." [Ibid.] 

February 10, 1701-2 "Nathaniel Chaffe, Blacksmith of Rehoboth" gave to his 
son Jonathan of Rehoboth four and a half acres of land there, near a place called 
"Broken Cross." 

March 29, 1702-3, "Drew lots for the divisions of lands before agreed upon 
and Lotts drawn are as followeth . . . Nathll Chaffee sen," lot number 
one hundred and forty-three. [Ibid.] 

November 24, 1703, he sold to Daniel Perrin of Rehoboth for £10, some upland 
and meadow on Ten Mile River in that town. 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 17 

•'At a Town Meeting lawfully warned the 19th day of March, 1704 [1703-4] 
then met and assembled together and chose officers as followeth. . . Nathaniel 
Chaffee, tytheing-man." [Ibid.] 

"At a Town Meeting lawfully warned and met together at the meeting house 
in Rehoboth Mar. 24, 1706 . . . Chose . . . NathU Chaffee, Grand jury- 
man." [Ibid.] 

"At a Town Meeting lawfully warned and met together by adjournment from 
the 29th of December 1707, until the 9th day of February 1708 [1707-8.] Then 
met and the town proceeded to draw lotts which are as followeth. . . Nathaniel 
Chaffee" lot number one himdred and twenty-eight. [Ibid.] 

"At a Propriators meeting lawfully warned and continued by adjournment 
from the 8th day of January 1712 [1712-13] to the 12th day of Feb. 1712. Then 
met together and the propriators of lands in Rehoboth cast lotts for their farms 
& each propriator's lott fell as followeth. . . Nathaniel Chaffee 50," lot number 
one hundred and twenty-eight. [Ibid.] 

This is the last mention made in the Rehoboth Records of Nathaniel Chaffe, 
in regard to town affairs or the granting of land. 

His next recorded act is the sale of the land drawn in 1712-13, the original 
deed being in the possession of a Chaffee descendant : 

"To all People Before whom these Prsents shall Come Nathaniell Chaffe of the 
Town of Rehoboth In the County of Bristoll In the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay In New England (yeoman) Sendeth Greeting — Know ye that I the sd Nathan- 
iell have for and In Consideration of the Sum of Three pounds Currant money of 
Sd Province To me In hand Received Before the Ensealing hereof Well & Truly 
paid by Ruth Riply of the Town & province above Sd (Spinster) the Receipt 
whereof I do hereby acknowledge & myself therewith fully satisfied & Contented 
thereof & of every part & parcell thereof do Exonerate, acquit & discharge the 
Sd Ruth Riply, her heirs, Executors, administrators forever by these PrSents 
Have given, granted. Bargained, Sold, aliened, Conveyed & Confirmed, And 
by these PrSents Have & do fully, freely & absolutely give, grant, Bargain, Sell, 
Alione, Convey & Confirm unto her the Sd Ruth Ripley, her heirs, Executors, 
administrators & assigns forever A certain lott of land due To me the Sd Nathaniell 
Chaffe To be surveyed & laid out by vertue of my Commonage Rights In sd Reho- 
both undevided lands & by vertue of a grant of the four Thousand acre division 
granted & agreed upon by the propriators of Sd Rehoboth the Second day of 
February Anno Domini one Thousand seven Hundred Twelve or Thirteen, And 
that the Sd Ruth Riply, her heirs, Executors, & Assigns Shall have by these 
Prsents full power & good & Lawful authority To cause the Sd lott of land Con- 
taining Twenty acres To be surveyed & Bounded out by the Surveyor & Com- 
mittee thereunto Appointed & Improved by the Sd Propriators according to 
that privilege & Libertv granted bv Sd Propriators as appears of Record And 
Record or cause The Sd lott of land" To be Recorded (when surveyed & Bounded 
out as aforesd) In sd Rehoboth Land Records To her the Sd Ruth Riply, her 
heirs, Executors, administrators & asigns forever To have & To Hold the aforesd 
lott of land containing Twenty acres as before Mentioned & exprest with all & 
singular the appurtenances, privileges & Commodities To the same Belonging or 
In any wise appertaining to her the sd Ruth Riply, her heirs, Executors, ad- 
ministrators & assigns forever To her & their only proper use Benefit & Behoofe 
forever, And I the sd Nathaniell Chaffe for me, my heirs. Executors, administra- 
tors do by these Covenant, promise, & grant to and with the sd Ruth Riply, her 
heirs, & assigns that at the Time of this Bargain & untill the delivery of these 
Prsents I am the True, Sole & Lawfull owner of the above granted & Bargained 
Premises & am Lawfully seized & possessed of the same In mine own proper Right 
as a good, perfect, & absolute Inheritance In fee simplee. And have In myself good 



18 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Right, full power, & Lawful authority To grant. Bargain, sell, Convey & confirm 
the so granted & Bargained Premises in manner as Abovesd. And that the sd 
Ruth Riply, her heirs, Executors, administrators & assigns shall & may from 
time to time & at all Times for ever hereafter by force & vertue of these PrSents; 
Lawfully, Peacefully & Quietly Have, hold, use, occupie, possess, & Injoy the sd 
demised & Bargained Premises with the appurtenances free & Clear & freely 
Clearly acquitted. Exonerated & discharged of & from all & all manner of former 
& other gifts, grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, wills, Entaills Joynters, 
dowries. Judgments, Executions, Incumbrances & [torn off]. Furthermore I 
the Sd Nathaniell Chaff e for myself, my heirs. Executors, & Administrators do 
covenant & Ingage the above demised Premises unto her the sd Ruth Riply, her 
heirs & assigns against the Lawful Claims or demands of any person or persons 
whatsoever forever hereafter. To warrant, secure & defend In witness whereof 
I the sd Nathaniell Chaffe hath hereunto sett my hand & seal this fourth day of 
January, Anno Domini one Thousand seven Hundred & Thirteen or fourteen & 
In the Twelfth year of her Majesty's reign &c. 
"Signed, sealed & delivered Nathaniell Chaffe [seal] 

In the Prsence of us 
"Thomas Perry Jr. 

his mark 

"Benjamin x Willson." Experenc Chaffe 

mark her 

The date of the following entry in the Proprietors Land Records is not mentioned, 
but it is evidently after the division made February 12, 1712-13, and after the 
sale to Ruth Ripley January 4, 1713-14, but before the gifts to his son Noah, May 
3, 1715. 

The bounds of the Lands of Nathaniel Chaffee : 

" Imp. His house lot containing six akers, be it more or less. Being bounded 
to the North the Lane. To the South William Bowen to the East a Highway 
that goes to the mill. To the West the Highway. 

"2dly. Six akers of land (wch was formerly the land of John Lutten) be it 
more or less, being bounded : To the East the River : to the West the land of William 
Carpenter, to the North the common lands, to the South the High way. 

"3dly. One plaine lot on the west side of the great plaine, containing two akers, 
be it more or less, bounded to the East the Highway lying between William Sabins 
and [illegible] Walkers. 

"4thly. One lot on the East side of the great plaine containing two akers, be 
it more or less. Bounded to the West the Highway, lying between the lands of 
William Sabins and [illegible] Walkers. 

"Sthly. Half a hundred pound estate in Commenage in the Towne of Rehoboth. 

"61y. Ten akers of land be it more or less lying on the eastward end of his 
Father Bliss Lands on the west side of Palmers river, being bounded. Westerly 
Jonathan Bliss lands Northerly a Highway southerly and easterly the com- 
mon land, lying forty rod square the line running East and West North and 
South. 

"71y. A parcel of upland, swampe and meadow ground on the southerly side 
of the ten mile river. Lying between the meadow ground of the [illegible] of 
Ensign Henry Smith and Nicholas, do Sen : The upland being about the quantity 
of two accers lying between the swampe and meadow and the great hill. Being 
bounded Northerly the river, southerly the Hill. This was purchased of Stephen 
Paine as apears by a deed of sale bearing date the 8th of February 1686 or 87. 
Likewise Ten accers of land be it more or less being his lot in the last division, 
part of it adjoining to the westerly side of Captain Peck's lying in the great plaine 
going to Kewicks run. the first corner being a white oake marked Capt. Pecks 
line & running four & twenty rod N. W. 6 W. to a great pine marked for a corner 
by the cartway & along by the cart way, within a rod of the cart way being sixty- 
one rod long to a red oake marked for a corner & from thence S. E. 6 E. twenty- 



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eight rod to a stake for a corner & from thence to Cap't Peck's corner & from 
thence to the white oake which was the first corner. [This tract of land given 
to his son David, see 9.] Likewise five accers of land be it more or less, being a 
lot in the thousand accer division, bounded by a highway between this land & 
the perens land of two rods wide, bounded southerly & Easterly his owne land. 
[Two acres of this tract given to his son David.] Likewise six accers of Land 
be it more or less purchased of Joshua Smith, being the first lot in the Thousand 
accer division adjoining to Mr. Sweetings land, being a stake by the North east 
corner of ]\Ir. Sweetings land along by the said Sweetings land, west by south 
twenty eight rod to a stake by Sweetings line: from thence N. 6 W. Seventy- 
eight rod to a pine sapling for a corner in the half mile swamp: & from thence 
twenty-nine rod East & by North to a sapling tree & from thence twenty-eight 
rod by marked trees to the first corner. 

"Likewise five acres & a quarter of an acre more or less, laid out to his own 
land & adjoining to Daniel Reads land upon the plain near Nathaniel Reads house 
being part of his first lot in the divisions granted Anno Domini 1702-3. The first 
corner is a pine tree, being the N. W. corner of his old lot, thence bounding with 
a highway of four rods wide 47 rods to a stake for a corner thence S. W. B. S. half 
a point South 14 rods to a Stake for a corner, standing in said Reads line of his 
lot. Thence bounding with said Reads & Capt. Pecks lot & his own land to the 
first corner." [This tract of land given to his son David Chaffe.] 

[Proprietors Land Records, Rehoboth, Vol. II, pp. 218, 219.] 

May 3, 1715, he gave "for and in Consideration of the good Will and affection 
which I have and do bear toward my Youngest Son, Noah Chaffe, Yeoman," 
twenty-four acres of land at "half Mile Swamp" in Rehoboth, being "a Certain 
Tract of Upland and Meadow ground." On the same date he also gave him other 
property by the following interesting deed: 

"To all people before whom these Presents shall Come, Nathaniel Chaffe of ye 
Town of Rehoboth in the County of Bristol in the province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in Newengland Yeoman Sendeth Greeting Know Yee that I the said Nathel 
Chaffe for and in Consideration of Love good Will & Affection which I have and 
do bear toward my youngest son Noah Chaffe of ye Town aforesd who is yet with 
me and is to Dwell with me and to take Care of me and my wife and to provide 
for each all. Now in our old Age all my children are gone frome me & I have 
bestowed upon each of them their portion already of what I am able to do for 
them out of that estate as god has been pleased to Bless me with and my Youngest 
Son sd Noah Chaffe has not as yet had any Portion of my Estate therefore for 
Divers other good Considerations with what I have already above mentioned have 
given granted made over Alienated Infeofifed Convej^ed and Confirmed unto my 
sd son Noah Chaffe his heirs executors admrs and assigns forever all my House- 
ing & Lands and Meadows Scituate, lying and being in sd Rehoboth and in the 
Township of Swansey in ye County Aforesd both Divided & Undevided (Excepting 
what I have given to ye Rest of my Children either by Deed or Record as may 
appear) the sd houseing & Land hereby given & granted to my sd son Noah Chaffe 
are as foUoweth Imprms My House & Barn & home Lott Containing about Six 
acres be it more or less as it "is butted and bounded Notherly and westerly High 
wayes Southerly the Home Lott of Richard Bowen junr easterly with Land of 
John Hunt junr and likewise a plain Lott lying upon ye plaine Containing about 
five acres be it more or Less being bounded as may appear upon Record & like- 
wise fifty pounds estate of Commonage Rights in sd Rehoboth & likewise all my 
salt meadow scituate in sd Swansey Lying adjoining to ye meadow I sold to my 
son Thomas Chaffee by ye Meadow of Joseph Chaffe near his house said tract of 
salt meadow Containing about one acre & half an acre be it more or less as it is 
butted and bounded as may appear by Record. 

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In Witness whereof I the said Nathaniel Chaffe hath hereunto Set my hand 



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and Seal this third Day of May anno Domini Seventeen hundred and fifteen and 

in the first of his majesties Reign &c 

"Signed Sealed & Delivered Nathaniel Chaffe [seal] 

in the presence of us 
" Francis Stevens 
"Danel Carpenter 
"Received October 10th 1721, and Recorded by Samel Rowland Register." 

[Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Deeds, Northern District, at Taunton, Vol. XIII, 
pp. 552, 553.] 

With this son, Nathaniel and Experience spent their last days, doubtless receiv- 
ing loving care from Noah and his wife. Both Nathaniel and his wife died in 
September, 1721, and a tradition from Rehoboth tells us that so devoted was he 
to his wife that he died of grief a few hours after her death. 

No will, inventory, distribution, or other papers relating to Nathaniel Chaffe'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: 
+ 4 i Dorothy^ Chaffe, married Nathaniel Paine. 

+ 5 ii Thomas Chaffe, born October 19, 1672; married Margaret Carpenter. 
6 iii Rachel Chaffe, born September 7, 1673; died in Rehoboth, February 28, 
1703. 

+ 7 iv Nathaniel Chaffe, Jr., born January 4, 1675-6 ; married Mercy . 

+ 8 v Jonathan Chaffe, born April 7, 1678; married Hannah Carpenter. 

+ 9 vi David Chaffe, born August 22, 1680; married (1) Patience Atherton; (2) 

Mrs. Hannah Pidge. 
+ 10 vii Experience Chaffe, born March 24, 1682-3; married Timothy Carpenter. 

11 viii Mehitable Chaffe, born June 10,1685; died in Rehoboth, August 6, 
1699. 
+ 12 ix Daniel Chaffe, born October 30, 1687 ; married (1) Alice (or Alse) Millard ; 
(2) Mrs. Perces Ormsby. 

13 X Noah Chaffe, born January 19, 1690-1 ; died in Rehoboth, July 9, 1691. 
+ 14 xi Noah Chaffe, born December 17, 1692; married (1) Sarah Carpenter; (2) 
Hepsibah Daggett. 

3 Joseph 2 Chaffe (Thomas i) was probably born in Nantasket, Mass. (later 
called Hull), some time between 1639 and 1646, and died in Swansea, Mass., October 
28, 1694. He married there, December 8, 1670, Annis, daughter of Richard Martin 
of Rehoboth, Mass. She died in Barrington, Mass. (formerly Swansea), probably 
early in March, 1729-30. 

Joseph Chaffe probably moved with his parents and brother from Hull to Reho- 
both between 1657 and 1660. In 1667 that part of Rehoboth where they lived, 
called Wannamoisett, was formed into a separate town and called Swansea. So 
it is in the Swansea records that we find the first mention of Joseph Chaffe, about 
1670: 

"Joseph Chafy his ear mark for all sorts of cattell is a sUt in the upper side of 
the left ear and a sUt in the imder side of the right ear." 

February 5, 1672, an agreement made in regard to the building of a fence was 
signed by "Joseph Chafy" and his brother Nathaniel among others. [Ibid.] 

January 22, 1673, it was agreed by the Proprietors, of whom "Joseph Chafey" 
and his brother were two, that "all Moable grase aJoyning to any of our Medows 
Belongs to the said Meadow." [Ibid.] 




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"At a town meeting lawfully warned on ye 12th of May 1673, . . . Joseph 
Chafy"and two other men were chosen "surveyors of ye highways" [76 id.] their 
duty being to view and repair the highways as directed by the town. 

"At a Town meeting Lawfully warned May ye 22d 1674 In obedience to a 
warrant sent from Our Hond Govr for ye clausing of officers. . . . These 
Persons underwritten being Inhabitants of this Town ye day & year above written 
took ye oath of Fidelity before Mr. James Brown, Assistant." 

"Joseph Chafy" was one of the twenty-five who signed this. [Ibid.] About 
1675-6 he contributed £1, 8s. for the carrying on of King Philip's War, the brunt 
of which fell on Swansea, "the most exposed and the greatest sufferer by Philip's 
War of any of the New England settlements." [BickncU's History of Barrington.] 

April 11, 1679, the Proprietors agreed on laying out "the home lots butting 
upon the river," "the great lots extending from the large beach that buts upon 
the bay or great river," and run to a highway through the Dead Swamp, also, 
"that lower part of the neck at the front of the said great lots that shall but upon 
the said lyne from the long beach, together with the little neck of land lying upon 
the river near Mr. Allen's meadow shall at present remain in Common." [Ibid.] 

"At a Town meeting being mett upon Legal warning May ye 24th 1681 for ye 
choice of officers . . . Joseph Chafy" was chosen as one of three Surveyors 
of Highways. [Ibid.] October 3, 1682, seventeen of the Proprietors signed an 
agreement in confirmation of the action of the committee, "Joseph Chaffey " being 
one. [Ibid.] "Sixt of March Anno Dominie 1683 [1682-3] Joseph Chaffe," as 
executor of his father's will presented that document, made July 25, 1680, for 
probate. The inventory, taken May 15, 1683, was sworn to by him, "on ye oath 
of Joseph Chaffey." His brother Nathaniel received thirty-nine acres of land 
and Joseph all the rest of his father's "lands, meadows orchards, gardens, dwelling 
house, barn, outhouses, living stock, neat cattle, sheep, horse kine, swine, poltery 
and thirty-five acres of land lately purchased upon the neck commonly called 
Phebes Neck" also all money due his father. He also became the owner of the 
family Bible [see Appendix A], probably taking it as part of his share in the 
division of the personal estate. In book two of the Rehoboth Land Records 
we find, that March 17, 1683-4, Richard Martin acknowledged having given to 
his son-in-law, Joseph Chaffee, "ffourteen pounds estate in commonage," in 
Rehoboth, which was given him by the will of his brother, Robert Martin. April 
9, 1685, in a division of lands ordered by the town of Rehoboth, Richard and John 
Martin and Joseph Chaffee drew lot number forty-five, being one hundred and 
fourteen pounds commonage estate, and they were allowed twenty acres to the 
hundred pounds. 

"At a Town Meeting Legally warned & ye Town being mett together Septemr 
9th, 1685. . . . After this a vote passed by some particular Persons was 
voted that y place of all Publick meetings should be between Mr. Myles' house 
& y great Bridge, & a house be there built for that end by a free Contribution." 
Against this protested fifteen men of whom " Joseph Chafy " was one. [Swansea 
Records.] 

"At a Town Meeting May ye 24: 1687 The Town being mett together made 
choice of officers for ye year ensuing as followeth . . . Joseph Chaffie " and 
one other were chosen Constables, [Ibid.] their duty being to assist in keeping 
the peace and to make arrests of disorderly persons. September 12, 1688, "Joseph. 



22 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Chaffee" sold to Thomas Barnes an acre of salt meadow, the original deed being 
in possession of the author : 

"TO ALL PEOPLE TO WHOME theise prsents shall come Joseph Chaffe of 
the Towue of Swansye, in the Countye of Bristoll in his Majestys Teritorry and 
dommion of New England yeoman. Sendeth greet KNOWE YEE that I the 
said Joseph Chaffe have for the full sume of Five pounds in currant Silver of New 
England in hand Receaved and paid by Thomas Barnes of the same Towne Wwaver: 
wherewith the said Joseph Chaffe accknowledgeth him self satisfied contented 
and full paid and thereof and every part and prsell thereof exonereth and dis- 
chargeth the said Thomas Barnes his heires excecutors administrators and asignes. 
HAVE FREELY and absollutly given granted Bargained Sould and in Feoffed 
and confirmed and doe by thies presents give grant Bargan Sell in Feoff and con- 
firme from me the said Joseph Chaffe and my heires to him the said Thomas Barnes 
his heires excecutors administrators and asignes. All that one acer of Salt meadow 
be it more or less situate in Swansye. Being Bounded to the west of Joseph 
Chaffes meadow from a rocke by the river side straight to a white oake stump 
upon the upland Southerly: and westerly the upland of the said Thomas Barnes: 
Northerly and Easterly the River, unto the said Thomas Barnes his heires exce- 
cutors administratrs an asignes [TO HAVE AND TO HOLD] the aforesaid acer 
of Salt meadow be it more or lese with all And Singullar the right, members, 
privilledges proffits grase feedings rents herediments immunities and apurtenances 
bellonging or appertaining unto the said acer of meadow with the reversion and 
reversions Remainder and Remainders unto the said Thomas Barnes as a good 
sure absollut indefezable in heritance To the onely proper use and Behouffe of 
the said Thomas Barnes his heires excecutors administratrs and assignes for ever 
AND I the said Joseph Chaffe doth by theise prsents for my Selfe and my heires 
with the said Thomas Barnes his heires and asignes Covenant promise and grant 
to and with him that I the said Joseph Chaffe is the true and onely owner of the 
above barganed premisses at the time of this Bargan and hath full power good 
Right and Lawfull authoritye to give grant Bargan sell infeoffe confirme and 
asure the same unto the said Thomas Barnes his heires and assigns for ever as a 
good sure and absolute estate of inheritance in ffee Simplle according to the free 
tenure of his Majestys maner of East Grenwich in the County of Kent within the 
Realme of England in free and common soccage and not in Capity and Knight 
Servise. but without any maner of Condition or Reversion Titill of Dower or 
limettation of usses soe as to after chang or defeate or make voide the same AND 
that the said Thomas Barnes his heires and asignes shall and may by force and 
vertue of theise prsents from time to time and at all times, hereafter Lawefully 
peaceablye quietly hould use occupy in joy and possess the afore said prmisses 
without any Let Suite trouble deneyall in teruption and contradiction of the said 
Joseph Chaffe or any of his heires AND free and cleare and clearly aquitted and 
fully discharged of and from all and all maner of former gifts grantes Bargans 
sales leases morgayes Jointers dowers thirds Judgments executions exstents and 
of and from all maner of in cumbrance whatsoever had made don commited or 
sefferd to be don by the said Joseph Chaffe or by his privity or procurement. In 
Witness hereof the said Joseph Chaffe hath hereunto set his Hand and Seale this 
twelth day of September. In the yeare of or Lord one thousand six Hundred 
eighty and eight. And in the ffourth yeare of the Reigne of or Soveraigne Lord 
James the Second of England Scotland France and Ireland King : ec. 
"Signed Sealed and dellivered [seal] 

" in the prsence of vs. 

"Jethniel Peck. "The day and yeer aboue written then person- 

" William Carpenter J. ally appeered Joseph Chafee whose hand and seal 

is heerunto sett & affixed; and owned and ac- 
knowleged this Instrament to be his volluntary 
act & deed Before one of the Council of his 
Majesties Territory and Dominion of New Eng- 
land. "Daniel Smith." 



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" Deed signed 12th Day of September in the year of f)ur J^ord One thousand six hundred 
eighty and eight." 




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Signatures of Josephs CliaH'e. and of some of his Descendants. 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 23 

"At a Town Meeting Warned and mett together according to ye order of ye 
Counsel at Plymouth May 28th 1689 . . . Viewers of fences Tho: Barnes 
Joseph Chafy for Wannamoset," [Swansea Records] their duty being to adjust all 
matters of difference between contiguous owners, as to proper fences, location of 
boundary lines, and other matters of liTve nature. This year he is on record as a 
Proprietor, though not an inhabitant of Rehoboth. March 28, 1693, and March 27, 
1694, he was again chosen for the ofhce of Fence Viewer, the last which he held. 
[Ibid.] He made his will, "being Sick & weake in Body" September 22, 1694, 
five weeks before his death. It was filed with his inventory, November 13, 1694, 
by his widow and two sons, and the same day they gave bond for the faithful 
performance of their duties in administrating the estate, their sureties being 
Nathaniel Chaffee, Joseph's brother, and John Ormsby, probably Annis Chaffe's 
brother-in-law, husband of her sister Eleanor (or El vara) or else his son John. 

WILL OF JOSEPH CHAFFE 

"In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Chaffee of the town of Swanzey in the 
County of Bristol in the Province of the Masachusetts in New England being 
Sick & weake in Body But of sound & perfect mind & memory Prased be god Doe 
make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament In manner & forme following: 

"First and principally I commend my sowle into the Hands of Almighty God 
And Unto Jesus Christ my Dear Redeemer and my Body I commit to the Earth 
to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executrix. 

"And as Touching the Disposission of all such temporall Estate as God Hath 
been pleased to bestow Upon me I give & bestow as followeth: 

"Imps. My Will is that all my Just & lawfull Debts be Discharged. 

"Item — I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife all my House hold goods 
for her to Dispose of them too her selfe or to her Children at her Discretion. 

" I give & bequeath Unto my said Wiffe my Dwelling House and one halph of 
my Upland and meadow ground L)'eing & being in Swanzey to Have the whole 
Benifitt & Improvement During her Naturall Life. And she shall have her halfe 
of ye house lot on ye North Side of the lott, and her half of the meadow ground 
to be that which is Cald the Swamp Meadow and at my wifes decease it is my 
will that my two sons John and Joseph Chaffee shall have it to be equally divided 
between them (that is to say all the upland and meadow ground that I have in 
Swansey and Joseph shall have the North side of the Home lott as his part after 
my wifes decease 

" Ittem— I give and Bequeath Unto my Wife all my Rights of lands and Com- 
monage in Rehoboth to be Wholly at her Dispose. 

"Ittem — I give and bequeath Unto my sons John & Joseph Chaffee the other 
halfe of my Upland & Meadow Ground in Swanzey when they come to the age 
of Twenty-one Years to them their heirs and Assigns for Ever to be Equally and 
Alike Divided between them — Likewise I give Unto my two Sons all my Tooles 
& my gun — 

" Ittem — I give Unto my Son [John] a Heyfor of three year old 

"Ittem — I give ITnto my Son Joseph the Great Bible that was my fathers & 
my Sword & [illegible] & a heifer that I had of Joseph 

"Ittem — It is my will after my wifes Decease when my two Sons Come to 
posess the Upland and Meadow ground that I have given to my wife Dureing 
he-r Life Shall pay or Cause to be paid three pounds a peice to my Daughters as 
a Legan [legacy] which I give to them 

"Ittem — It is my will yt all my other Estate as Stock & Debts Due to me I 
give to my wife for her Use & Improvements; and for her to give to my Daughter 
according as She Shall in her Descretion See 

"Ittem — I Doe ordane & Constitute my beloved wife my Executrix & my two 
Sons John & Joseph Chaft'ee to be Executs of this my last will & Testament 



24 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

"And I Doe hereby Disannull & make Voyde all former Wills & Testaments 
heretofore made 

"In wittness whereof I the said Joseph Chaifee to this my Last Will and 
Testament Have Sett my hand & Seale this Twenty second Day of September 
In the year of our Lord one Thousand Six Hundred Ninety four 

"Signed, Sealed & Declared by Joseph Chaffee Joseph Chaffee [Seale] 

"yt this was his Last will & Testament in the Presence of Us 

"John Martin 

"Bamfield Capron 

" Nathaell Chaffee 

"Memorandum that on the thirteenth Day of Novembr 1694 att Bristoll then 

Did John Martin Bamfield Capron & Nathll Chaffee above named make oath they 

Did see Joseph Chaffee late of Swansey Deceased Sign Seale and Declare this 

Instrument to be his last will & testament and that he was of a Sound Disposing 

mind when he so Did, to the best of their apprehension. 

" Coram me Jno Sapfin ProbaE 
"Thiss Entered & Engrossed Novembr thirteenth 1694 by Jno Carey Registr " 
[Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Wills, at Taujiton, Vol. VII, p. 105.J 

" Know all men by these presents that wee Ann Chaffee & Jno & Joseph Chaffee 
all of Swansey in their majesties province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 
and Nathaniel Chaffee & Jno Almsbee of Rehoboth in ye County aforesaid Doe 
Stand & are firmly bound and obliged Unto John Saffin Esq in the Sum of two 
hundred & Seventy pounds Currant money of New England payd to him the 
said John Saffin [illegible] in the office of Probaite of wills & [illegible] well & truly 
to be made wee bind ourselves & either of us by himself Joyntly & Severally for 
and in the whole Our & Every and Either of our heires Executors and Administra- 
tors and every of them firmly by these presents — Sealed with our seals 

"Dated in Bristoll aforesaid the thirteenth day of November Annoqu Domini 
1694 in the Sixth year of their Majesties reign 

"The condition of this obligation is Such that whereas the above bound Ann 
Chaffee is made Executrix & Jno. & Joseph Chaffee is made Executors of the 
Last Will & Testament of Joseph Chaffee Late of Swansey deceased Being the 
date the twenty second day of September 1694 and hath now proved the 
same Iff therefore the said Executors shall with all convenient Speed bring into 
the Registrys Office for the County of Bristol A true and perfect Inventory of the 
estate of the said Deed. And shall well & truly administer LTpon & Duly [illegible] 
all & Singular the Goods Chattells, Creditts & Estate Left by Him According to 
the Tenor & true meaning of his said will as the Law directs. And shall render 
& exhibit a true & Just account of their said Administration & of their Doings 
therein to this Office att or before the thirteenth Day of November 1695 without 
ffraud or farther Delay. Then this obligation to be Voyde & of none Effect or 
Els. to Stand & Remain in full force Standing and Virtue. 
"Sealed & Delivered Signum Ann Chafe y [seal] 

" in presence of John Chafe [seal] 

" Banfield Capron Joseph Chaffee [seal] 

"Thomas Sanford Nathaniel Chaffee [seal] 

John Ormsbee [seal]" 

INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH CHAFFEE 

An Inventory of the Estate of Joseph Chaffee Deceased of Swanzey in the 
County of Bristoll Taken the 9th of Novembr 1694 By the subscribers hereof — 

£ s d 
Imprs his wearing apparell Linen & woollen at 07-03-00 

one Bed with furniture att 07-00-00 

one Bed with appurtenances belonging theretoo 04-00-00 

two Beds on the Chamber at " 08-10-00 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 25 

£ s d 

In wooll & Smale Spinning wheel 00-16-00 

In Salt Beans & tallow at 00-07-00 

In Sheets & Pillow Bears 02-00-00 

In three Chests & a Box at 01-00-00 

In Puter Potts, Platters Stone Juges glass bottles at 02-14-00 

two Iron Kettles & three Iron Potts at 01-10-00 

A Spit pot hooks tramills frying pan Gridjron 00-14-00 

warming Pan Skillett at 00-10-00 

wooden Dishes Strainers Spoones 00-14-00 

In a Bible [see Appendix A] & other Bookes 01-00-00 

Chairs & Table 00-08-00 

In meat with the tubb that its in 01-00-00 

Pailes & other things 00-12-00 

In Sider, Keleers and old Barrills 02-00-00 
one Gun Sword Ammunision with other 

Implements thereto belonging 01-16-00 

two oxen at 06-00-00 

Six Cowes — five young cattle & three Calves 18-00-00 

Fifteen Swine at'Opd 18 2 Steers at 4pd 10-18-00 

two Horses one mare & one coalt at 05-00-00 

In Rye & flax , 03-05-00 

In Indian Corn at 07-00-00 

In hay at 06-00-00 

In a Carte Yoaks & Chaines 03-00-00 

In a Thwart Saw tooles & other Utensils 01-19-00 



the sum totall 105-01-00 
The House housing with all the lands & meadow belonging 

theretoo at 101-00-00 

moreover a Certaine Tract of Land Lyeing between Decon 
John Butterworth & the land yt. was Jno mead berys 
A highway on the East & West end at 30-00-00 

more fourteen pounds Common at Rehoboth 01-00-00 



£237-01-00 



"John Peck 
"Israel Peck 
"John Ormsby 

"Novembr the 13th 1694 the Executrix to the last & Testament of Joseph Chaffee 
Deceased made oath to the truth of this Inventory according to ye Ussuall fforme 

"Corame me 

"Jno Saffin Proba:e 
"John Carev Registem 
"This Entered Novembr 13th 1694 By John Carey Registem." 

[Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Wills, at Taunton, Vol. VII, p. 106.] 

Annis Chaffee had no sooner recovered from the shock of her husband's death 
than she was called upon to bear another of a like nature, the death of her father. 
He died in the Spring of 1695, the signature to his will being sworn to by the 
witnesses thereto May 7th. By this instrument, made June 2, 1686, he left to 
daughter Annis one-fourth of his household goods, and after his debts had been 
discharged, one-third of his cattle. 

"June 16th 1697. The towne [Rehoboth] met being lawfully warned and drew 
lots for the division of lands before agreed upon and they are drawn up as follow - 
eth. . . . John & Widow Chaffee" drawing lot number one hundred and 
twenty. [Rehoboth Records.] "Mar. 29th 1703. . . . Drew lots for the divi- 



26 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

sions of lands before agreed upon and Lotts drawn are as followeth. , . . 
Widow and John Chaffee." [Ibid.] December 27, 1703, Annis Chaffee sold to 
John Whitaker two lots of land in Rehoboth, as is evidenced by the following deed : 

"To all Christian People to whom these presents shall Come Annis Chaffe of 
the Town of Swansey in the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in Newengland Spinster Sendeth Greeting Know ye that I said Annis Chaffe 
have for a good & valluable Consideration by me in hand Received and paid by 
John Whiteker of the Town of Rehoboth in the County and province aforesaid 
wherewith I the said Annis Chaffe acknowledge my self satisfyed contented and 
fully paid and thereof and every part and jDarcell thereof exonerateth acquitteth 
and fully dischargeth the said John Whitaker his heirs execrs adminisrs and assigns 
forever Have freely and absolutely given granted bargained & sold and do by 
these presents bargain sell enfeoffe and Confirm from me the sd Annis Chaffe & 
my heirs to him the said John Whitaker his heirs execrs adminisrs and assigns 
forever Two Certain Lotts of Land in Rehoboth dew to me to be surveyed and laid 
forth by virtue of fourteen pounds of Estate of Commonage in Rehoboth given 
to me by my father Richard Martin deceased which two Lottments was ordered 
by the Town of Rehoboth the nineteenth of May anno 1697 to be surveyed and 
laid fourth the whole of both allotments amounting to four acres and a quarter 
of Land hereby giving the said John Whitaker his heirs and assigns full power & 
good and LawfuU authority to Chuse the said Lotts according to the priviledge 
ordered by the sd Town and survey and lay them out or Cause them to be layed 
and surveyed by the surveyor & Committe appointed by the said Town thereunto 
and that the sd John Whitaker or his assigns shall have full power to Record or 
Cause the sd Lotts to be Recorded to himself his heirs and assigns forever when 
surveyed & laid out To have and to Hold the said four acres and a quarter of 
Land be it more or less when it is laid forth with all and singular the Timber Tree 
underwood mines moneralls waters grass feedings rents profits priviledges Im- 
munities and appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining to the sd Lands 
to the only proper use & Behoof of the said John Whitaker his heirs execrs admrs 
& assigns forever so that neither I the said Annis Chaffe nor my heirs nor any 
person from me or them or any of us shall Challenge any right Title or Interest In 
said Lands but shall be forever by these presents be barred and I the said Annis 
Chaffe do hereby Promise and Ingage to the sd John Whitaker that I have of my 
self good right and LawfuU authority to bargain sell & make over the said Lott- 
ments aforementioned as the true and only owner of the same In Witness hereof 
I the said Annis Chaffe hath hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty Seven 
day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and three 
and in the second year of the Reign of our sovereign Lady Anne of England Scot- 
land France & Ireland Queen Defender of the faith &c. 
"Signed Sealed & Delivered "] the mark of Anies Chafee [seal] 

"In the presence of us 
( Daniel Allen 
" Witnesses < Nathaniel Peck 

( John Pain 
"Memorandum 

" that Anies Chafee personally appeared before me ye subscriber one of her majesties 
of ye peace for ye County of Bristol on ye 21th Day of march 1703 or 4 and ac- 
knowledged this Instrument to be her free & Voluntary act and Deed 

Nicolas Peck 
"Reed Septer 15, 1731 
"Recorded by Samel Howland, Register." 

[Bristol County, Mass., Registry of Deeds, Northern District, at Taunton, Vol. XXI, 
p. 51.] 

"At a Town Meeting Lawfully warned and met together by adjournment from 
the 29th of December 1707, until the 9th day of February 1708 [1707-8.] Then 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 27 

met and the town proceeded to draw lotts which are as followeth . . . Wid. 
& John Chaffee" drawing lot number fifty-eight. [Rehoboth Records.] 

"At a Propriators meeting lawfully warned and continued by adjournment 
from the 8th day of January 1712 [13] to the 12th day of Feb. 1712, Then met 
together and the propriators of lands in Rehoboth cast lotts for their farms & 
each propriator's lott fell as followeth . . . Widow Ann Chaffee Estate 14s " 
drawing lot number nineteen. [Ibid.] 

April 25, 1721, Annis Chaffe made her will, which was offered for probate March 
17, 1729-30, probably soon after her death. 

WILL OF ANNIS CHAFFE 

" In the Name of God Amen I Annis Chaffee Relict Widdow mr Joseph Chaffee 
Late of Swansey now Barrington in the Country of Bristol in his majesties Province 
of the Massachusets Bay in New England Deceased being aged and Crasey of 
Body But of Sound and perfect memory praised be God Therefore Do make and 
ordain this my last will and Testament in form and manner and following 

"First and Principally I Recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave 
it and my Body to the Earth to be buried in Christian Burial at the Discretion of 
my Executor hereafter Named Nothing Doubting but that I shall Receive the 
same again by the mighty power of God and as touching Such Temporall things 
as is left me by my late husband in his last will and which God has other wise 
bestowed upon me I give devise and disjjose of them in the following manner 

"Imp. my will is that my Lawful Debtes and funeral charges be first paid & 
Discharged 

Item — I Give and bequeath unto my daughter mary Whittaker as an Addition 
to what I have given her Eighteen Pounds to be paid to her or to her Legall Repre- 
sentatives. 

"Item — I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anne Chaffee Seventy Pounds. 

" Item — I Give and Bequeath unto my daughter Elisabeth Paine Twenty Pounds 

"Item — I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Chaffee Eaighteen 
Pounds and half my wearing Apairel of all sorts and my Red broadcloath Blanket 

"Item — I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Luther fifteen Pounds 
to be paid to her or to her legal Representatives and the other half of my said 
appairel I give to her the said Sarah Luther my aforesaid daughter 

"Item — My will further is that if Either or both of my two daughters that are 
unmarried Dye before they receive their Proportion that then the rest of my 
Daughters surviving to have it equally divided amongst them they leaving no 
issue behind them 

"Item — all the Rest and Residue of my Estate I give and Bequeath unto my 
two sons Equelly viz John Chaffee & Joseph Chaffee whome I make the Executors 
of this my last Will and Testament to Paying my Debts and Legacies and Receive 
What is due hereby Revocking all other wills by me heretofore made in word or 
writing Raty fieng'& Confirming thiss and no other to be my last will and Testa- 
ment in Wittnes whereof I have heareunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty 
fifth Day of April in the seventh year of his majesties Reign Annoque Dom 1721 

" Annis Chafee 

" Signed Sealed Pronounced Published and Declared in 
" Presence of us 

"Nathaniel Carpenter 

"Daniel Smith 

"Abiel Smith 

" Bristol march ye 17th 1729-30 

"Then Before the Honod Nathaniell Blagrove, Esq. Judge of the Probate of 
Wills & within the County of Bristol Came Nathaniell Carpenter the only surviving 
Wittness to the Last Will & Testament of Annis Chaffee Late of Swansey now 
Barrington Deceased: and made oath that he saw the said Deceased Signe Seal 



28 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

publish and Declare the same to be her last will and Testament and that she was 
of a sound Disposing mind when she So did and that Daniel Smith and Abiel 
Smith Signed as a wittness at the same time and that they all Signed in the presence 
of ye Testator 

"Stephen Paine Regist Coram Nathaniel Blagrove 

"Bristol march ye 19 1729-30 

" Entered per Stephen Paine Registr." 

"Bond of John Chaffe and Joseph Chaffe Executors of the Will of their Mother 
Annis Chaffe 

"Bound unto Nathl Blagrove Esq. Judge of Probate in his Majesties Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England in the sum of Three Hundred Pounds 
Current Money in New England 

" Sureties Samuel Mason 
" Jabez Bosworth 
"Signed March 17th 1729-30 

John Chaffe [seal] 
" John Chaffe Woodstock Suffolk Co. Joseph Chaffe [seal] 

"Joseph Chaffe Barrington Samuel Mason [seal] 

"Annis Chaffe Swansey." Jabez Bosworth [seal] 



INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF ANNIS CHAFFE 

"Barinton 
" A True Inventory of the Estate of Mrs. Annis Chaffee Widow Late of Barin- 
ton Deceased Taken by us the subscribers The 18th Day of this Instant march 
1730 as foUoweth £ s. d. 
money Due upon Bond 37-18-08 
silver money att 15 penney weight 01-05-00 
Bills or paper money 03-06-09 
Books 01-04-00 
Best Bed and furniture 14-07-00 
one bed more 2 Blancets sheets and coverlid 13-03-00 
Ticking and feathers 02-10-00 
Two Blankets Coverlids with sundry old cloathes 02-05-01 
pillion wheel and sundry old lumber 00-15-00 
sheetts 04-15-00 
pillobears and table linnen 03-13-00 
Glasse Bottles and Juggs 00-07-00 
warming pan Skillet and scimmer 01-04-00 
Tramels scales gridiron Boxiron and heaters 01-08-00 
Iron potts kitles and frying pan 03-06-00 
puter and earthern ware 01-17-06 
pails and Trays 01-03-00 
four chairs Table Chest and Reel 01-03-00 
meat tub sive and earthern potts 00-10-00 
three Bags Churn and several other things 01-01-06 
Chest and 2 Boxes 01-16-00 
Two cowes 14-00-00 



112-18-5 
"Samuel Mason 
" Samuel Carns 
"Jabez Bozworth 
"The apprasers were sworn Coram 

"N. Blagrove." 
"The Accompt of John Chaffe & Joseph Chaffee Executors to the Last Will and 
Testament of their Mother Annis Chaffee Late of Barrington Deceased 



FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS 29 

"The Accomptants Charge themselves with the Inventory Amounting to the 
Sum of £ 

112-18-05 
"The Accomptants Prays allowance for the payment of severall Debtes & 
Legacies as followeth 

£ 
Imp — To funerall Charges 4-02-0 

Item — To a Legacy Paid Mary Whiterker the Wife of Daniel 

Whitiker as per will 8_00-0 

Item — To a Legacy Paid Anne Chaffee as per will 20-00-0 

To a Legacy Paid Elisabeth Paine the wife of Josiah Paine as per will 15-00-0 
To a Legacy Paid Sarah Luther the wife of Samuel Luther as per will 15-00-0 
To a Legacy Paid Abigail Chaffe as per will 18-00-0 

the wittness coming to prove the will 00-08-0 

To a Letter Administration 00-10-0 

proving ye will 6-6 Recording ye will 4 00-10-6 

allowing and Recording the Inventory 00-06-0 

To the Appriasers for appraising ye Estate 01-07-0 

To Allowing and Registering this Account 00-10-0 

To Drawing the Act 00-01-0 



83-14-0 
"John Chaffe 
"Joseph Chaffe." 

Joseph and Annis Chaffe are thought to be buried in the Ancient Chaffee Burying 
Ground, which lies on what was once their own farm, but no memorials to them 
of any kind remain. 

Children, born in Swansea: 

15 i Mary 3 Chaffe (Chafv), born February 21, 1671-2; died in Swansea, 
May 7, 1674. 
+ 16 ii John Chaffe, born December 16, 1673; married (1) Sarah Hills; (2) 

Elizabeth Hayward. 
+ 17 iii Mary Chaffe, born October 23, 1675; married Daniel Whitaker. 
+ 18 iv Joseph Chaffe, born February 6, 1677; married (1) Abigail Hills; (2) 
Jemima Chadwick. 

19 V Annis (Ann, Anne, Anna) Chaffe, died; married in Barrington, October 

15, 1743, Daniel Allen of that place; mentioned in her mother's 
will, April 7, 1721, and on her mother's death received the legacy 
in 1730; baptized in and united with the First Congregational 
Church of Rehoboth, June 6, 1736; January 31, 1744, was dis- 
missed from that church to the one in Barrington. 

20 vi Dorothv Chaffe (Chafey) , born September 4, 1682 ; died August 27, 1698. 

21 vii Elizabeth Chaffe (Chafee), born March 18, 1685 ; married Josiah (Joseph) 

Paine. 

22 viii Sarah Chaffe (Chafey), born March 18, 1687; married in Swansea, 

March 26, 1713, Samuel, son of Samuel Luther, Jr., and grandson 
of Elder Luther; mentioned in her mother's will, April 7, 1721, and 
on her mother's death received the legacy in 1730. 

23 ix Abigail Chaffe, probably married in Providence, R. L, April 28, 1737, 

Thomas Field; mentioned in her mother's will, April 7, 1721, and 
on her mother's death received the legacy in 1730, being then un- 
married. 



THIRD GENERATION 

4 Dorothy ^ ChafiEe (Chafey) (Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Swansea, 
Mass., and died in Rehoboth, Mass., May 16, 1718. She married there. May 1, 
1694, Nathaniel, son of Stephen and Ann (Chickering) Paine. He was born in 
Rehoboth, November 20, 1667, where he hved and was an extensive landowner. 
He died March 25, 1718, his wife surviving his loss only two months. His estate 
was administered by his son, Nathaniel, Jr. 

Children : 

24 i Dorothy ^ Paine, born February 3, 1694-5; died in Rehoboth, April, 1725. 

25 ii Nathaniel Paine, Jr., born May 24, 1697; married Abigail Smith. 

26 iii Abigail Paine, born July 28, 1699; died in Rehoboth, August 31, 1699. 

27 iv Jonathan Paine, born July 2, 1701; married Rebecca Peck. 

28 v Rachel Paine, born July 13, 1705; married Timothy Borden. 

29 vi Elizabeth Paine, born April 15, 1712; married Joshua Lyon. 

For further descendants see Paine Genealogy, by H. D. Paine. 

6 Thomas ^ ChafEe (Chafey) (Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
October 19, 1672, and died in Rehoboth, Mass., February 21, 1754. He married 
there, June 4, 1695, Margaret, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Sutton) Car- 
penter. She was born May 4, 1675, and died in Rehoboth, May 6, 1751. July 
4, 1731, she was admitted to membership in the First Congregational Church, 
Rehoboth. 

At the time of his marriage Thomas Chaffe lived in Rehoboth, where he is 
called "yeoman." On November 9, 1703, he sold to his brother Nathaniel (7) 
of Rehoboth, twelve acres of land in that town. In the record of this transaction 
Thomas is called "weaver" and Nathaniel, "blacksmith." On July 1, 1706, 
Thomas Chaffe was chosen to serve on the Jury of Trials at Bristol, Mass., "on 
the second Tuesday of July inst." On October 17, 1711, a petition was presented 
to the General Court asking that the town of Rehoboth be divided into two pre- 
cincts for the support of the ministry, as some of the petitioners were living from 
four to seven miles from meeting. Among the names signed are those of Thomas 
Chaffe and his brother Jonathan (8). On January 10, 1718, Thomas bought for 
£15 of Joseph Russ of Ashford, Conn., one hundred acres of land in the western 
part of that town. At that time and in all later records he is spoken of as 
"of Rehoboth"; apparently he never lived in Ashford, nor, so far as is known, 
did any of his children. At a town meeting held in Rehoboth in the West Meeting 
House on Monday, March 29, 1721, he was chosen Surveyor of the Highway, and 
on March 25, 1723, Constable. May 4, 1730, he sold for £30, a few acres of land 
in Barrington, Mass. (formerly Swansea), to Joseph Chaffe, Sr. (18), his cousin, 
who lived there. January 9, 1731, Thomas Chaffe was baptized in the First Con- 
gregational Church in Rehoboth, prior to becoming a church member, March 5, 
1732. 

He administered the estate of his brother Noah (14), August 17, 1736. 

"Thomas Chaffe yeoman of Rehoboth" for "love, good-will and affection" 
sold (or rather gave) on May 28, 1737, sixteen acres of land in Rehoboth, "being 



THIRD GENERATION 31 

part of the Grantor's Homelot," to the heirs of his son Amos (33), "Freelove, (HI) 
LiHs (114), and Unis (115) Chaffe." For the same reasons he "sold" to his son 
Thomas, Jr., of Rehoboth, May 30, 1737, forty acres in that town, being also part 
of the home lot. 
Children, born in Rehoboth: 

30 i Margaret * Chaffe, born September 10, 1696; died; married in Rehoboth, 
March 30, 1719, Joseph Baker of Barrington. 

+ 31 ii Rachel Chaffe, born November 1, 1698; married John Sweeting. 

+ 32 iii Mehitable Chaffe, born November 23, 1700; married Dan Bowen. 

+ 33 iv Amos Chaffe, born July 17, 1702; married Freelove Carpenter. 

+ 34 v Experience Chaffe, born July 1, 1705; married Jonathan Ormsbee. 

+ 35 vi Tabitha Chaffe, born September 11, 1709; married Aaron Read. 

+ 36 vii Thomas Chaffe, Jr., born December 10, 1712; married Rebecca Hunt. 

7 Nathaniel ^ ChafEe, Jr. (Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., 
February 8, 1675, and died February 28, 1703-4. He married about 1701-2, 
Mercy . She married (2) in Rehoboth, April 24, 1708, James Read, a tanner. 

Nathaniel Chaffe, Jr., "blacksmith" bought twelve acres of land in Rehoboth, 
from his brother Thomas, November 9, 1703, but he did not long live to enjoy 
his property, dying less than four months after its purchase. May 17, 1704, his 
wife and Moses Read were appointed in Rehoboth administrators of his estate. 
In 1708 Mercy Chaffe was appointed guardian of her daughter Dorothey, and 
January 5, 1708-9, she and her second husband were appointed the child's joint 
guardians. 

Child: 

37 i Dorothey* Chaffe, born in Rehoboth, March 17, 1702-3; died in Swansea, 
Mass., June 25, 1759; married, April 25, 1723, James Cole of Swansea, 
a grandson of Hugh Cole, Sr.; she was baptized in Rehoboth, April 17, 
1709. 

8 Jonathan ^ ChafEe (Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Rehoboth, Mass., April 
7, 1678, and died there, December 31, 1766. He married in Rehoboth, November 
23, 1703, Hannah, daughter of William and Miriam (Searles) Carpenter. She 
was born April 10, 1684 (1685), and in 1767 was appointed executrix of her hus- 
band's estate. 

February 10, 1701-2, Jonathan Chaffe's father gave him, "for love and affec- 
tion," four and a half acres of land in Rehoboth near "Broken Cross." March 19, 
1704, he was chosen in Rehoboth to act as Field Driver. November 21, 1715, he 
and one hundred and ten others agreed to pay for the building of a new meeting- 
house in the following installments: "One hundred pounds this year 1715, & 100 
£ in the year 1716, and what more shall be needful for the finishing of the Meeting 
House in 1717." In 1718 he bought for £8 of Joseph Russ, one hundred acres 
of land in Ashford, Conn. December 11, 1818, he was chosen in Rehoboth to 
serve on the Jury of Trials. In 1819 he bought of Jeremiah Allen one hundred 
acres more of land in Ashford. March 28, 1720, he was chosen in Rehoboth for the 
office of "Tything Man." He, with his wife and son Jonathan, Jr., was admitted 
to membership in the First Congregational Church in Rehoboth, June 6, 1725. 
He gave one hundred acres of his Ashford property, in 1726, to his eldest son, 
Jonathan, who settled there. January 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." March 



32 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

30, 1730, he was again chosen to serve on "the Jury of Triale at Bristol the next 
Superior Court." April 10, 1731, he gave to his second son, Nathaniel, "for love 
and affection," ten acres of land in Rehoboth, being the easterly side of his home 
lot. In 1734 he sold the remainder of his Ashford property to his brother David, 
apparently having never lived in that town. November 3, 1736, he was chosen 
Selectman of Rehoboth. He was appointed one of the administrators of his 
brother Noah's estate, August 19, 1737, on the same day the year previous having 
been appointed guardian to Noah's two orphan sons, Christopher (74) and Shubael 
(75). He and Edward Glover and Samuel Mason, as his sureties, were bound in 
the sum of £500 for the faithful performance of this trust. July 29, 1739, he gave 
to his son "Dan Chaffe of Rehoboth, Husbandman," for "love and affection," 
fifteen acres of land, part of his home lot. October 15, 1739, Jonathan Chaffe 
was chosen Grand Juryman, and 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 Labour in that affair, and 
would be content with a Reasonable alowance out of the earnings of the persons 
committed to the said house." In October, 1745, he was again chosen as Grand 
Juryman, this being his last town office. In 1746, "Jonathan Chaffe yeoman," 
with his son Dan, bought of Peter Walker of Rehoboth for £57, one-half of nine 
and a half acres of meadow land there on both sides of Mill Run. May 15, 1749, 
he gave to his grandson, William Chaffe (158), two acres of land in Re- 
hoboth, "in consequence of love, good will and affection I do bare to my 
dutifull grandchild Wm. Chaffe, son of Dan." October 21, 1751, he was a member 
of the "Jury of Inquest," which met in Rehoboth to investigate the death of 
John Hunt. April 28, 1752, "Jonathan Chaffe, husbandman" bought of James 
Kent for £8, three acres on Mill Run. He made his will May 5, 1754, making his 
wife sole executrix, and leaving to each one of his sons and daughters six shillings. 
February 7, 1760, Jonathan Chaffe, mason, sold to his grandson, "William Chaffe, 
cordwainer" (shoemaker), for £100, twenty -four acres of land in Rehoboth, 
being part of his homestead. In the old burying 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 ChafTe 
Departed this life 
December 31, 1766 
in the 89th year of 
his age." 
Children, born in Rehoboth: 

+ 38 i Jonathan * Chaffe, Jr., born Jxm-e 25, 1704; married Abigail Lyon. 

-i-39 ii Nathaniel Chaffe, born October 20, 1705; married (1) Rebecca Mason; 
(2) Lydia Peck. 

-1-40 iii Hannah Chaffe, born October 3, 1707; married Joseph Armmgton. 

+ 41 iv Dan Chaffe, born February 6, 1710-11; married Mary Robinson. 
42 V Miriam Chaffe, born August 22, 1712; died unmarried about 1787; was 
admitted to the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, August 
1, 1736/ May 8, 1767, she bought of Comfort Peck for £10, 10s., 
two acres of land in Rehoboth; her will, made October 21, 1773, 
makes her nephew William Chaffe (158) executor and leaves her 
property to his son Josiah (453). 



THIRD GENERATION 33 

43 vi Susanna Chaffe, born September 22, 1714; died in Rehoboth, December 
8, 1715. 
+ 44 vii Ephraim Chaffe, born January 25, 1715-6; married (1) Patience Butter- 
worth; (2) Hannah Butterworth. 

45 viii WiUiam Chaffe, born about 1717; died in Rehoboth, April 26, 1730. 

46 ix Susanna Chaffe, born June 10, 1720; died young. 

47 X Dehverence Chaffe, born September 4, 1721 ; died in Rehoboth, May 10, 

1736; baptized in the First Congregational Church in Rehoboth, 
October 22, 1721; buried in the old burying ground there (now in 
the village of Rumford, East Providence, R. I.). 

48 xi Josiah Chaffe, born May 2, 1723; died in Rehoboth, April 7, 1725; 

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, June 23, 
1723. 

49 xii Susanna Chaffe, born August 28, 1728; died in Rehoboth, May 20, 1736; 

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, September 
5, 1728. 

9 David ^ OhafEe (Nathaniel 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., Au- 
gust 22, 1680, and died there, February 25, 1750-1. He married (1) in Rehoboth, 
April 7, 1708, Patience, daughter of Watching Atherton (see Appendix C). She died 
there, January 28, 1731-2, in her fiftieth year. There being some property coming 
to them from their great-grandfather, Humphrey Atherton, the three children 
of an age to choose their own guardian, Atherton, Mary and Margaret, asked to 
have their uncle Samuel Atherton appointed, their father "David Chafey" con- 
senting, and asking also to have a guardian appointed for Experience, who was 
under fourteen. Samuel Atherton was also made her guardian, these records 
being dated December 5, 1733, and May 25, 1734. 

David Chaffe married (2) about May, 1733, Mrs. Hannah Pidge of Attleboro, 
Mass., their intention of marriage being published there and in Rehoboth, April 
28, 1733. She married after David's death. Captain John Hoyle of Providence, 
R. I., their intention of marriage being entered in Attleboro, April 18, 1752. 

The date of the following entry is not known, but it is thought to have been 
made between 1713 and 1715. 

The record of the bounds of the land of Nathaniel Chaffee given to his son David 
Chaffee. 

"Twenty acres of Land be it more or less being his first and second lots in the 
Divisions granted Anno Domini 1707-8 Lying in three parts, ye first part con- 
taining five acres and a quarter, lying on "the Southerly side of Capt Pecks lot. 
and on the Easterly side of his own land. Bounded said Pecks land. Westerly 
his own land Southerly a 4 rod highway. 

"2nd. Another part containmg Two acres be it more or less. Lying on the 
Easterly end of said Pecks land, Bounded South easterly a four rod highway. 
Northerly Danll Reads land, Westerly a two rod way for Danll Perrin to come to 
his land purchased of Timothv Gye that was said Pecks. 

"3d. The last part being Twelve acres & Three quarters, be it more or less, 
Lying near Rocky meadow, adjoining to Daniel Reads land and to land of Nathll 
Read the first corner is a stake, Standing in said Nathll Reads line, thence S. S. W. 
36 rods to a stake for a corner thence S. E. B. E. 47 rods to Daniel Reads land 
then bounding in said line 46 rods to a stake for a corner, standing in his line. 
Thence upon a straight line to Nathll Reads South East corner then bounding 
with said Nathll Reads land to the first corner 

"Danll Carpenter 

" Surveyor. 

" A true copy from the 3d Book of Records, Solon Carpenter." 



34 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

David Chaffe is spoken of in the records as "husbandman" and "yeoman." 
He was chosen Surveyor of the Highway in Rehoboth, March 25, 1723, and again 
in 1726. February 13, 1724—5, he, his brother Daniel and John Stevens, obtained 
of Nathaniel Read leave to build a dam on Ten Mile River, and to build a good 
saw-mill and a corn-mill. This was in Attleboro, and was called Chaffe 's Dam 
and Chaffe's Mill. David and Daniel, together with Nathaniel Read, sold three- 
sixteenths of this mill privilege to Daniel Read, May 8, 1725. July 3, 1727, David 
Chaffe of Rehoboth, Daniel ChafTe of Attleboro, Captain Daniel Read, Samuel 
Robinson and Nathaniel Read, "all of them Millers," bought of Silas Titus, 
Rehoboth, land in Attleboro for £15. David Chaffe was chosen Constable of 
Rehoboth, March 29, 173L October 9, 1734, he sold to Daniel Perrin, "Cord- 
wainer," seven and a quarter acres of land in that town for £14, 10s. In the same 
year he bought of his brother Jonathan for £60, one hundred acres of land in 
Ashford, Conn. To this he added in 1737, twenty-six and a half acres bought of 
Nathaniel Fuller for £150, the property including a house. April 12, 1737, 
he sold to Daniel Perrin of Rehoboth for £55, eleven acres of his home lot in 
Rehoboth, and January 23d following for £300, twenty-eight acres more of the 
same property. In these deeds he is spoken of as "of Rehoboth." In 1739, he 
bought of Ichabod Ward for £150, one hundred acres more of land in Ashford, 
of which town he was at that time a resident. September 12, 1743, he gave to 
his son Atherton, one-half of all his lands, buildings, fences, orchards and im- 
provements on his farm in Ashford on which he was then Uving. In 1746 he 
bought of Increase Sumner of Roxbury, twenty-four acres of land in Ashford, 
the price being £80 "old tenor bills credit." October 3, 1750, he gave to his son 
David, Jr., in consideration of love, good will and fatherly afTection, thirty acres 
of land in Ashford. November 16, 1750, he sold for £100 to his son Atherton, 
three tracts of land there near Lead Mine Hill, containing about eighty-five acres, 
a house and buildings. Three months after this he died in Rehoboth. He and 
his wife Patience were buried in the western part of Rehoboth, now Seekonk. 

Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth: 

-f50 i David * Chaffe, Jr., born February 27, 1708-9; married Martha Walker. 

-f51 ii Elizabeth Chaffe, born March 21, 1710-11; married Ichabod Read. 

-1-52 iii Patience Chaffe, born April 14, 1713; married Samuel Read. 

+ 53 iv Atherton Chaffe, born April 7, 1715; married (1) Abigail Squire; (2) 

Rachel Fuller. 

+ 54 V Mary Chaffe, born June 15, 1717; married Gideon Frankhn. 

55 vi Margaret Chaffe, born September 13, 1719; died after 1777; admitted 

to the First Church in Attleboro, October 25, 1741; Uving there in 
1753 and 1777, in the latter year being mentioned in the will of 
her niece "Betty Chafee" (201) as "my beloved Aunt Margaret 
Chaffe of Attleborough," and receiving a bequest. 

56 vii Experience Chaffe, born June 20, 1722; died; residence, 1753, Attleboro. 

10 Experience ^ Chafte (Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, Mass.,. 
March 24, 1782-3, and died there April 19, 1754. She married in Rehoboth, 
July 21, 1714, Timothy, son of Samuel and Patience (Ide) Carpenter of that place. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

57 i Allethea * Carpenter. 

58 ii Amos Carpenter, born February 12, 1715-6; married (1) Polly Gould; (2) 

Phebe Gould. 



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59 iii Experience Carpenter, born June 2, 1718; married Samuel Smith. 

60 iv Dorothy Carpenter, born April 20, 1720. 

61 V Timothy Carpenter, Jr., born October 24, 1721 ; married his cousin, Molly * 

Sweeting (100) (RacheP Chaffe, Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), 
born in Rehoboth, October 24, 1721. 

62 vi Samuel Carpenter, born April S, 1725; died August 7, 1725. 

63 vii Patience Carpenter, a twin, born April 8, 1725; married David Thurston. 
For further descendants see Carpenter Genealogy. 

12 Daniel ^ ChafiEe (Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., Octo- 
ber 30, 1687, and died in Attleboro, Mass., before February 13, 1768. He married 

(1) in Rehoboth, March 26, 1713, Alice (or Alse) Millerd. She died, and he married 

(2) in Attleboro, November 3, 1757, Mrs. Perces Ormsby. 

Daniel Chaffe's first recorded land transaction was June 13, 1712, when he sold 
to John French of Attleboro, two and a half acres of land in that town, formerly 
a part of the town of Rehoboth. December 17, 1722, he bought of Nicholas Bragg 
for £130, one hundred and thirty acres in Attleboro, adjoining the land of his 
brother David. February 13, 1724-5, Daniel and David' Chaffe and John Stevens 
obtained leave of Nathaniel Read of Rehoboth, to build a dam on Ten Mile River 
in Attleboro, and a good saw-mill and a corn-mill. In the foregoing deeds Daniel 
was "of Rehoboth." May 8, 1725, David Chaffe, "Daniel Chaffe of Attleborough, 
mason," and Nathaniel Read sold one-sixteenth of this mill privilege. July 3, 
1727, these three, and with them Captain Daniel Read and Samuel Robinson, 
"All of them Millers," bought of Silas Titus for £15, land in Attleboro. January 
14, 1727-8, Daniel Chaffe "mason," bought of him three acres of land there for 
£3, 15s. December 31, 1733, he bought three acres more there for £4 10s., and 
March 30, 1734, three and a half acres more for £6. February 22, 1737-8, he 
bought of Samuel Robinson for £30, ten acres of land bounding on the line between 
Attleboro and Rehoboth. January 4, 1740-2, for £96, he added to this thirty 
acres more, and January 18, 1742, bought six acres of land on Ten Mile River from 
Ephraim Hall for £45. October 22, 1742, Daniel Chaffe, "husbandman," bought 
of John Kent and wife Rachel of Rehoboth, land in Swansea, ]\Iass., for £47. 
November 9th following he sold to Samuel Robinson for £6, the " swamp or meadow 
flowed with ye Dam that was erected across Ten Mile River, called Chaffee's Dam 
& MilL" Daniel Chaffe, "yeoman," sold sixteen acres of land in Attleboro to 
Joshua Parmenter, for £100, December 26, 1744. February 3, 1745, Daniel Chaffe, 
"miller," sold to Henry Tolman, Jr., for £30, thirty acres of land there, and July 
26, 1746, to Joseph Welman, twenty acres of land there for £80. October 30, 1747, 
with his son Daniel, Jr., he bought of Silas Titus thirty acres of land there for £350. 
November 2, 1747, he bought three acres more there for £30. August 15th follow- 
ing, Daniel, Sr., sold to Daniel Jr., for £400, sixty acres of land in the same town. 
March 15, 1758, he sold to Jonathan Titus, gunsmith, for £5, land near Chaffe's 
mill. March 1, 1758, he bought for £5, land in Attleboro. June 19, 1758, " Perces 
Chaffe, formerly Ormsby, wife of Daniel Chaffe," sold to Shubael Peck of Rehoboth, 
seventy-five acres of land there for £67, 10s. September 23, 1760, Daniel sold to 
Zachariah Carpenter of Rehoboth, one-quarter part of the saw-mill and one-quarter 
part of the corn-mill on Ten IMile River and one-quarter part of "Stream and 
Dam," etc., for £13, 6s. His final land transaction was the purchase, April 16, 1765, 
for £16, 7s. of land in Attleboro. His will, dated May 21, 1763, was witnessed by 
"Zeckariah Carpenter, Jonathan Titos, Samuel Atherton, and Peter Thacher." It 



36 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

made Daniel's son-in-law, Alexander Moore, executor. Daniel died some time 
before February 13, 1768, as under that date we find in the Taunton Probate Records 
the following item : 

" Attleborough. These lines inform the Hon'd Judge the widder has no 
objection. 

Hor 

"Perse x Caffe." 

mark 

The inventory was taken March 14, 1768, by Moses Wilmarth and Samuel 

Atherton. 

The will contains the following bequests : 

"Item — I give to my beloved wife, Perces, the use etc., of the West half of my 
Dwelling House. 

"Item — I give unto my eldest daughter, AUice, and to my four Grandchildren 
viz. the children of my son Daniel Chaffe, and to my Grandchild viz. the child of 
my Daughter Esther, and to their Respective heirs and assigns [and ^ part thereof 
my wife] My daughter Alice to have ^ part thereof. And ^ part therof to be equally 
divided between my four Grand children, children of Daniel Chaffee viz. Abner, 
Daniel, Samuel, and Mary. 

"And the remaining 3rd part I give to my Grandson Joel son of my daughter, 
Esther Martin." 

The executor filed his account April 3, 1769. 

Children, by first wife, the first five born in Rehoboth, the last three in Attleboro: 

64 i Samuel* Chaffe, born December 1, 1714; probably died before 1763, 

as he is not mentioned in his father's will. 

65 ii Elizabeth Chaffe (birth entered in Providence, R. I., and Rehoboth), 

born June 12, 1716; probably died before 1763, as she is not 
mentioned in her father's will. 

66 iii Alice (Alse) Chaffe, born (birth entered in Providence, R. I., and Reho- 

both) June 18, 1718; died; married in Attleboro, July 23, 1741, 
Alexander Moore, their intention of marriage being pubUshed 
there. May 9, 1741. 

67 iv Daniel Chaffe, Jr., born April 26, 1720; died in infancy. 

-1-68 V Daniel Chaffe, Jr., born December 14, 1721 ; married Dorcas Ormsby. 
+ 69 vi Esther Chaffe, born March 10, 172-; married Amos Martin. 

70 vii Millerd Chaffe, probably died before 1763, as he is not mentioned in 

his father's will. 

71 viii Abner Chaffe, born July 18, 17 — ; probably died before 1763, as he is 

not mentioned in his father's will. 

14 Noah 3 ChafEe (Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Rehoboth, Mass., Decem- 
ber 17, 1692, and died there October 5, 1732. He married (1) in Rehoboth, May 5, 
1720, Sarah, daughter of Abiah and Mehitable (Reed) Carpenter. She was born 
in Rehoboth, March 3, 1796-7, and died there, September 10, 1722. He married 
(2) in Rehoboth, December 16, 1725, Hepzibah Daggett, who died there, August 
12, 1736, in her thirty-fifth year. Her estate was administered by her brother, 
Israel Daggett, who was appointed August 26, 1736, an inventory of her possessions 
being taken August 30, 1736. 

The town records make no mention of Noah Chaffe, but his various land trans- 
actions are on record. On May 3, 1715, his father gave him six acres of land in 
Rehoboth, being the house lot, and also twenty-four acres in Half Mile swamp. 



THIRD GENERATION 37 

February 14, 1720-1, Noah Chaffe, "yeoman," bought for £18, Is., eleven and 
three-quarters acres of land in Rehoboth of Hannah, widow of Josiah Turner of that 
place. February 5, 1724, he sold to his cousin Joseph Chaffe (18) of Barrington, 
Mass., one and a half acres of "Salt Marsh" in that place, "the other half being 
my brother Thomas Chaffe 's." This deed was witnessed by John Chaffe (16) and 
Ebenezer Chaffe (78). He sold two. acres in Rehoboth for £2, December 20, 1726, 
to Joseph Bucklin, Sr., of that place. Between this date and January 20, 1731-2, 
he became an inn-holder, as we find him so called in a deed of the latter date, when 
he sold to James Walker, a fellow-townsman "a right of commonage" in 
Rehoboth for £3, 5s. The next day he sold to Richard Bowen for £185, the 
twenty-four acres in Half Mile swamp given him in 1715 by his father. Three 
months later, April 25, 1732, he bought for £15, four acres in Rehoboth from John 
Sweetland of Attleboro, Mass. This was his last land transaction, as he died the 
following October. There is no record that Noah Chaffe ever became a member 
of any church, though his wife, Hepzibah, joined the First Congregational Church 
of Rehoboth, December IS, 1726. She was appointed administratrix of his estate 
on November 9, 1732, but dying before it was settled, her husband's brothers, 
Jonathan (8) and Thomas (5), were appointed to complete the administration. 
Sarah, Noah's daughter by his first wife, chose as her guardian, August 25, 1736, 
her uncle Abiah Carpenter. Jonathan Chaffe (8) was appointed guardian of the 
minor children, Shubael and Christopher. October 30, 1738, Noah Chaffe's heirs 
drew lot number thirty-eight in Rehoboth. 

Noah Chaffe and his second wife were buried in the old burying-ground, Reho- 
both (now in the village of Rumford, East Providence, R. I.), where their tomb- 
stones bear the following inscriptions : 

"Here lies ye body of 
Mr. Noah Chaffe 

Deceased 

Oct' ye 5th 1732. 

in ye 40th year of his age." 

"Here Hes inter'd ye 

body of Hephzibah Chaffe 

widow & rehct of 

Mr. Noah Chaffe 

Dec'd Aug. 12th 1736 in 

ye 35th year of her age." 

Child, by first wife : 

+ 72 i Sarah ^ Chaffe, born August 20, 1722; married William Blanden. 

Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth: 

73 ii Isaiah Chaffe, born November 4, 1727; died in Rehoboth, February 17, 
1727-8. 
+ 74 iii Shubael Chaffe, born March 23, 1729-30; married Elizabeth Crawford. 

75 iv Christopher Chaffe, born August 7, 1731; died in Woodstock, Conn., 
December 31, 1755; was baptized in the First Congregational Church 
of Rehoboth, September 26, 1731; losing both his parents in early 
childhood, he probably lived with his uncle and guardian, Jonathan 
Chaffe (8) ; when he moved to Woodstock, we do not know, but it 
is on record under the date November 10, 1752, that "Christopher 



38 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Chaffe, husbandman, of Woodstock, Conn.," sold for £60 to 
"Shubael Chaffe husbandman of Rehoboth" his interest in the 
estate of their father, being one-fourth part. He served in the 
French and Indian War, enlisting from Rehoboth, which is given 
as his residence, September 8, 1755, and serving in the expedition 
against Crown Point under the command of General William 
Johnson, in Captain Aaron Kingsley's company. [Massachusetts 
Colonial Records, Vol. XCHI, p. 199.] Soon after this he died; 
whether from the effects of his service or not, we do not know; 
his tombstone in the West Woodstock cemetery reads: 

"Here lies the body of Mr. Christopher Chaffee who died Dec. 
ye 31 1755 in ye 25 year of his age." 
The inventory of his real estate taken January 24, 1756, gives the 
amount as £759, 12s. ; apparently he gave, either by will or by gift, 
before his death, a sum of money to the New Roxbury Society, 
as on December 13, 1756, at a meeting of the inhabitants: "It 
was proposed whether or no they would lay out that money that 
was given to the society by Christopher Chaffe late of Woodstock 
deceased for the finishing of the meeting house in said society 
toward the finishing of the pulpit & galleries, and it was voted in 
the affirmative by polling"; that his generosity was, though tardily, 
appreciated, is proved by the following: 

"At a regular meeting of the society in Woodstock on the 10th 
day of December A. D. 1764, voted that the society committee 
should procure a decent pair of grave-stones for a memoriam of 
Christopher Chaffe late of Woodstock deceased. Upon the account 
of his generous and pious gift or donation to said society"; these 
stones were procured through Shubael Child, and December 15, 
1766, he acknowledged the receipt of £1, 12s. in payment for them. 

16 John 3 Chaffe (Joseph, 2 Thomas') was born in Swansea, Mass., December 16, 
1673 [Plymouth Colony Records] and died in Woodstock, Conn., December 2, 1757. 
He married (1) in Swansea, July 17, 1700, Sarah, daughter of Gershom and Elizabeth 
(Chadwick) Hills of Maiden, Mass., [see Appendix B] and sister of his brother 
Joseph's wife. She was of Maiden and died, probably in Woodstock, April 7, 1735. 
John Chaffe married (2) in Ashford, Conn., November 4, 1735, Elizabeth Hay- 
ward of that place, who died in Woodstock, February 5, 1760, aged eighty-seven. 
October 28, 1694, just before John Chaffe's twenty-first birthday, his father died 
and he, together with his mother and younger brother, was made an executor of 
the estate. According to the terms of his father's will he received a "heifor," one- 
half of his father's "tooles" and gun, and, on attaining the age of twenty-one, 
one-fourth part of his "Upland and Meadow ground in Swanzey." (See 1.) 
He and his mother drew lot number one hundred and twenty in a division of land 
in Rehoboth, June 16, 1697. Rehoboth Records.] 

"At a Town meeting Legally warned as by ye Constables return & the Town 
being together March 23, 1697-8 for choice of Town officers for ye year ensuing 
did proceed viz: . . . Surveyors of Highways . . . John Chaffy" and 
four others. [Swansea Records.] 

March 25, 1701, "John Chafey" was chosen one of two Constables. [Ibid.] 

March 29, 1703, he and his mother again received a share in a division of land 
in Rehoboth. [Rehoboth Records.] 

The next day, March 30, 1703, "John Chaffy" and two others were chosen 
Tithingmen. [Swansea Records.] 

On the " 2d Tuesday in March 1703-4 . . . Field Drivers Chose for Wanne- 



THIRD GENERATION 39 

mosset [up to 1667 part of Rehoboth, but at this time the western part of Swansea] 
John Chafie" and one other. [Ibid.] 

June 6, 1704, John Chaffe of Swansea, bought of John Hall of Rehoboth ten 
acres of land there for £1, 10s. 

June 30, 1704, "John Chafie" and two others were chosen "to serve on the 
Petty Jury at ye Court of Quarter Sessions to be holden at Bristol for ye County 
of Bristol on y 2 Tuesday of July next ensuing." [Ibid.] 

February 9, 1707-8 "John Chaffee" and his mother again shared in a division 
of land in Rehoboth, drawing lot number fifty-eight. [Rehoboth Records.] 

June 16, 1708, "John Chaffee of Swanzey yeoman" sold to Thomas Allen of 
the same town, six acres of land there for £9. 

"Aprel the ninth one thousen seaven hundred and eleavene" an agreement 
in regard to a driftway on the west side of Hide's Hole, the hanging of two gates 
therein, etc., was signed by seventeen Proprietors of Swansea, two of whom were 
John Chafe" and " Joseph Chaffe," his brother. 

About this time was agitated the question of forming a new town from that 
western part of Swansea called New Meadow Neck and Phebe's Neck, where John 
and Joseph Chaffe lived. The matter seems to have, arisen from the fact that the 
meetinghouse was at such a distance from the dwellers in the western part of 
Swansea as to be of little use to them, though they were forced to pay tithes for 
the support of the minister and the maintenance of the meetinghouse. There 
seemed to be no other way than to form a new town and a new meeting- 
house, so the following petition was drawn up and sent to the Governor and 
Council. 

A PETITION 

" To His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., Captain-General and Governor-in-chief 
in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in N. E., the Honorable 
Council and Representatives in Geyieral Court assembled at Boston this thirtieth day 
of May -.[nil.] 

" The petition of us the subscribers, inhabitants on the westward end of Swansea, 
most humbly sheweth, that among all the outward and external blessings with 
which the God of all mercy blesseth any people with all in this world, that of the 
House of God is among them; the Gospel purely preached and the ordinances of 
Christ's kingdom duly administered and fathers and children settled under pastoral 
watch care and government, under pious learned orthodox ministers being in 
our esteem the greatest. 

"And we, your petitioners, being under the deplorable privations thereof, do 
most hum.bly and earnestly petition this Honorable Court that some methods 
may be taken (as in wisdoni may be thought best) for our relief, we being assured 
of this. Honorable General Court's power and good will to help in such cases, from 
their repeated acts of the like nature, do the more freely open our rnalady which be- 
speaks pity and cur. Not to mention the ill circumstances, which our different 
opinions (in matters of religion from our neighbors) bring our estates under, in 
whose power they are in all taxes (though bad enough of itself) is yet little and 
light compared with the bitterness we feel at present, and fear for the future for 
the very mention of no settled minister, learned and orthodox, no Church of Christ 
settled in order, no pastor to feed Christ's lambs among us; this as we believe is 
an uncomfortable thought unto all the holy and reverend ministers of Christ that 
know our state. So it is a heart-breaking thought to us to think, that when we 
are called out of this world to consider in what state we leave our posterity exposed 
to a ruinating enticement from pure gospel and gospel ordinances. All which 
sorrow and misery either felt or feared, if the Honorable General Court do in mercy 



40 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

and pity prevent by granting us a township according to the hmits of Capt. Samuel 
Low's military company in Swansea, thereby enabling us to settle and maintain 
a pious, learned and orthodox minister for the good of us and our posterity, God 
will be glorified, Christ's kingdom enlarged and will oblige your most humble 
petitioners ever to pray. 
Signed 
"Samuel Low, John Chaffee, 

"Daniel Allen, Josiah Ticknor, 

"Benj. Vl'^.ll, Daniel Allen, Jk., 

"Israel Peck, Obadiah Pettis, 

"Samuel Humphrey, Elisha May, 

"Zachariah Bicknell, William Corbett, 

"Nathaniel Peck, John Toogood, 

"James Smith, Samuel Jay, 

"Benj. Carey, John Rogers, 

"Simon Davis, Joshua Phinney, 

"Thomas Turner, Wm. Salisbury, 

"Joseph Chaffee, Wm. Salisbury, Jr., 

"Thomas Tiffany, Jonathan Phinney, 

"Jonathan Vaill, Ebenezer Phinney." 

"Ebenezer Allen, 

The other inhabitants of Swansea protested vigorously against this proposed 
separation, and the petition was denied, but the Council recommended to them 
"the Establishment & Support of a learned orthodox minister of good conversation 
and to Endeavor a subscription for his comfortable and honorable maintenance." 
The next year a similar petition was presented, with a like result. 

At a town meeting on March 25, 1712, John Chaffe and one other were chosen 
Field Drivers. [Swansea Records.] 

"At a Propriators meeting lawfully warned and met together by adjournment 
from the 8th day of January 1712 [1712-13] to the 12th day of Feb., 1712. Then 
met together and the propriators of lands in Rehoboth cast lotts for their farms 
& each propriator's lott fell as followeth . . . John Chaffee " drawing number 
fifty-five. [Rehoboth Records.] 

"At a Town Meeting in Swansey: by Lawful warning on ye 25th of March 
1713 for the choice of Town officers for the year ensuing . . . also by virtue 
of a warrant from the Clerk of Quarter sessions To chues 3 grand Jury men for 
the Insuing year and 3 men to on the Jury of Tryels at April Court 1713 proceeded 
to choice and chous vizt: . . . John Chafee [and two others] Petty Jurors." 
[Swansea Records.] He was also chosen, with two others, to serve on the "Jury 
of tryels at October Court 1715." [Ibid.] 

March 27, 1716, John Chaffe and five others were chosen Fence Viewers. [Ibid.] 
The question of the division of the town continuing to occupy the minds of the 
people of old Swansea, the third petition to the General Court, in 1717, was heard 
and answered by the formation of a new town, and Phebe's Neck and New Meadow 
Neck were "erected into a township by the name of Barrington," on November 
18, 1717. In 1718-19, in the new town of Barrington, "John Chaffey " was chosen 
one of two Fence Viewers for Phebe's Neck, New Meadow Neck also having two. 
[Barrington Records.] February 15, 1721, John Chaffe and Sarah (Hills) Chaffe, 
his vfife, joined with other heirs of Gershom Hills in a quit claim deed to Ebenezer 
Hills of Maiden, of two parcels of land in that place, one being eight or ten acres 
of land, the other two acres of salt marsh. This land was given to Gershom Hills 
by his father, Joseph Hills of Newbury, Mass., September 10, 1677. John Chaffe 
swore to his signature to this document before a Justice of the Peace, November 



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24, 1726. In 1725, with two others, John Chaffee was Surveyor of Highways 
[Ibid.] and in 1728 he was Grand Juror and Fence Viewer. [Ibid.] These are the 
last entries regarding him in the Barrington town records, for soon after this he 
moved to Woodstock. March 13, 172S-9, he bought of Ebenezer Morris of Wood- 
stock, for £700, "a certain Messuage or Tenement and Land situated in the Town 
of Woodstock aforesd Lying in Sundry parcels. One piece contains by estimation 
fourty acres of Land a Mansion House and barn where said Morris now Dwells" 
bounded by the land of Benjamin Marcy, Isaiah Tiffany and the highways. Another 
piece contained fifty-eight acres and was bounded by the highways and the land 
of Benjamin Marcy and Captain Jonathan Payson. The third piece "called ye 
orchard " contained two acres. 

Two weeks later, March 27, 1729, "John Chaffee yeoman" and Sarah, his wife, 
sold to Peleg Heath of Barrington, thirty acres of upland, meadow and salt marsh 
there, for £510. 

May 9, 1729, John Chaffe and Sarah, his wife, sold to Joseph Chaffe, Sr., their 
brother, for £43, two acres of salt marsh bounded by the land of "Joseph Chafee 
Senr. & Joseph Chaffe Junr " the river, the creek and the pond. May 17, 1729, 
John Chaffe sold another piece of salt marsh, as the following deed, the original 
of which is in the possession of the writer, shows : 

"To all People to Whome these Presents Shall Com Greeting &c. Know yee 
that I John Chaffe of Barington in ye Counry of Bristol in ye province of ye massa- 
chusetts bay in new england yeoman for and in Consideration of ye sum of Seuenty 
pounds Currant mony of ye province aforesd to me in hand before ye ensealing 
hearof well and Truly paid by Samuel Barns of Barington in ye County aforesd 
yeoman the Receipt whereof I do hearby acknowledge my self there with fully 
sattisfied and Contented and of Euery part and persel thereof do Exonerate acquit 
and Discharge ye sd Samuel Barns his heirs execurs adminisrs and assign for 
Euer: a Certain pice of saltmarsh Scittuate Lying anf being in Barington aforsd 
Containing Three ACres and one halfe on aCre more or Less and is buted and 
Bounded Southerly on a Salt pond and Salt meadow belonging to Joseph Chaffee 
westwardly on a Crike of Runing water and on ye high way northerly on ye Land 
and meadow belonging to ye sd Samuel Barns Eastwardly on ye salt water: To 
Have and To Hold ye sd pice of Salt marsh or meadow: buted and bounded as 
aforesd with all ye appurtenance priulidges and Commodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining to him ye sd Samuel Barns his heirs and assigns 
for Euer to his and their only proper ^"se benifitt and Behoof for Euer: and the sd 
John Chaffee for me my heirs Executers adminisrs do Couenant promise and grant 
to and with ye sd Samuel Barns his heirs executors adminisrs and assigns for Euer 
that before ye Ensealing and Deliuery hearof I am ye True Sole and Lawfull owTier 
of all ye aboue grantexi and bargained premises and am Lawfully Seized and 
possesed of ye same in mine own proper Right as a good perfect and absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple and haue in myself good Right full power and 
Lawfull authority to grant bargain Sell and Conuey and Confirm s Bargained 
premises in manner as aboue sd and that the sd Samuel Barns his heirs and assigns 
shall and may fromtime to time and at all times for Euer hearafter by force and 
Vertue of these prsents Lawfully Peacably & Quiatly haue hold use occupie posses 
and Enjoy ye sd Devuised and" Bargained premises with their appurtenances free 
and freely and Clearly acquited and Discharged of and from all manner of former 
or other gifts grants Bargains Sales Leases mortgages will Entails Joyntors Dower 
Judgments Executions Incumbrances and Extents and the s John Chaffee do by 
these presents for myself my heirs Executors adminisrs do Covenant and Ingage 
y aboue Devuised Premises to him ye sd Samuel Barns his heirs and as Signs 
against all ye Lawfull Claimes and Demands of all person or persons whome So 
Euer for Euer to warrant Secure and Defend: In Witness Whereof I the sd John 



42 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Chaffee Haue hear unto Sett to my hand and Seal this Seuenteenth day of May in 

ye Second year of his Majties Anno Domini 1729 — 

"Signed Sealed and Deliuered^ 

" in the presence of I 

"James Hix f 

" Joseph Chaff e J 

" Bristol ss June 5 1729 Personally appeared 
John Chaffe the subscriber to ye aboue 
written Instrument and acknowlleged the 
same to be his free voluntary act and deed 
Before me 

"Bristol ss Reed: June 28th: 1729 Samll Brown 

and this Deed is Recorded in ye Justice of the Peace." 

19th Book foho (4) by Samll 

Howland Regr." 

Between June 5, 1729, and February 12, 1729-30, John Chaffe had moved to 
Woodstock, as is evidenced by the following abstract of a deed of the latter 
date: 

"John Chaffee of Woodstock, County of Suffolk, Province of Massachusets Bay, 
in New England, yeoman ... to Samuel Humphrey, Barrington, County of 
Bristol & province aforesaid, yeoman. . . . 

All that the said John Chaffe his house & land messuage or Tenement situate 
lying and being within the Township of Barrington in the County of Bristol in 
the province aforesd. Containing fifty acres of land be the same more or less as 
it now lyeth butted and Bounded (viz) Easterly and westerly upon the highway, 
southerly on the land of Joseph Chaffe, Northerly on the land of Nathaniel Peck 
Jur., with all and singular the Rights, members and appurtenances wayes waters 
water courses wood underwood timber. Trees stones mines mineralls, easements, 
emoluments. Hereditaments, Immunities, profits, priviledges and advantages to 
the said bargained premises belonging, or in any wise appertaining or therewith 
used occupied or enjoyed and also all the Housing and Buildings of any sort or 
kind thereon erected with all fences orchards, gardens & improvements whatsoever 
as also all the estate, right, title Inheritance property claim & demand whatsoever 
of the said John Chaffe his heirs, excrs, adminisrs & assigns of in or unto the said 
Bargained Premises or and part thereof. . . . 
"Signed, sealed and delivered 

in the presence of us John Chaffe [seal] 

" Isaiah Tiffany her 

" Benjamin Marcy. I consent. Sarah G Chaffe [seal] 

mark 

"Dated February 12, 1729-30." 

This deed was made in Woodstock, as is apparent from the names of the witnesses. 
Late in February or early in March, 1729-30, John Chaffe's mother died and, as 
he was one of the executors, he was obliged to go back to Barrington. At the 
probate court in Bristol, March 17th, he and his brother offered their mother's 
will for probate and gave bonds, their account being filed soon after. After all 
debts and legacies were paid, John must have received about £15 worth of personal 
property, as his half of the personal estate, and half of the land which by his 
father's will was to revert to him and his brother at his mother's death. 

There is no record of his having sold this land. For fifteen years we find no 
further mention of him in the records, but we know that during this time he lost 
the wife of his youth and married again. 

February 9, 1744-5, "John Chaffee, husbandman, of Woodstock," bought of 
his son Joel, for £287, fifty acres of land in the southern part of Woodstock. Prob- 



THIRD GENERATION 43 

ably this was the land which he sold April 2, 1747, to Ebenezer Smith for £100. 
as that is also described as fifty acres of land in the southern part of Woodstock, 
The deed also mentions a dwelling house on the property, and is signed by John 
and Elizabeth Chaffe. 

August 29, 1754, John Chaffe made his will, and the same day, doubtless in 
accordance with the custom of the day, he gave to his heirs part of their inheritance. 
The deeds state that the property was "sold" for stated sums; but no money 
passed between grantor and grantee, the sum being named and the value of the 
property fixed so that no dispute might afterwards arise regarding each heir having 
had his or her equal share. The children of his deceased son Hezekiah, namely, 
John (268) and Hezekiah, Jr. (269), received eight acres of land in Woodstock, 
valued at £20. The children of his deceased son Joel, namely, Joel, Jr. (251), 
Joshua (250), Abigail (253), Lucy (255), and Ruth (256) received the two acres 
of orchard in Woodstock which was one of the three parcels of land bought of 
Ebenezer Morris in 1728-9. This also was valued at £20. John Chaffe, Jr., 
received fifty acres of land in Woodstock, valued at £70, and Ebenezer a tenement 
and forty acres of land in Woodstock valued at £100. The eldest son, Joseph, 
received nothing at this time, but on his father's death in 1757, became his resid- 
uary legatee. 

WILL OF JOHN CHAFFE 

" In the Name of God Amen I John Chaffee of Woodstock in the County of Wind- 
ham Being infirm of Body but of sound Disposing mind and memory thanks be 
given to God therefor Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that 
it is appointed for all men once to die So make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and Reccommend my 
soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body I recommend it to the Earth 
to be Buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the charge of my three sons 
Joseph Ebenezer and John in Equal Cost and at their discretion nothing doubting 
but at the General Ressurection I shall Receive the same again by the Almighty 
Power of God into whose Kingdom I hope and Desire to be received as a true 
Penitent notwithstanding my unworthiness therefor by ye alone merits of Jesus 
Christ And as touching such W^orldly Estates as it hath pleased God to Bless me 
with in this life not yet Disposed of I give Devise and Dispose thereof in the follow- 
ing manner and form. 

"Imprimis It is my will and I do order that in the first Place all my Just debts 
be first paid (my funeral charges to be paid by my Three Sons they each of them 
having Reed of my Estate Enough for that) and satisfied by my Executor here- 
after named. 

"Item I give and Bequeath unto EUzabeth my beloved wife the sum of five 
Shillings old tenor Common Currency by my Executor as Soon after Probate 
hereof as can be which with a maintenance that I have secured by Two Bonds 
one from my son Ebenezer ye other from my son John haveing even date Here- 
with which I Judge to be in full of her dower and Dower of her Thirds of my 
Estate. 

"Item I give and Bequeath unto my Loving Son Ebenezer Chaffee ye sum 
of five shillings old Tenor Common bills of Credit which together with about forty 
acres of land more or less which I Purchased of Ebenezer Morriss with a mansion 
House & Barn that I this day conveyed to him by deed which I Judge to be his 
full part and portion of my Estate and in full for his living with me since he has 
been of age all which I have given to him his heirs & assigns forever, 

"Item I give and Bequeath unto my loving son John Chaffe the sum of five 
shillings like bills which with what I have given him by deed bearing date here- 
with of about Fifty acres o*^ land being part of what I Purchased of said Moriss 



44 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

and the same I have given to him his heirs and assigns forever all which I Judge 
to be his full part and Portion of my Estate and for what he had done for me since 
he has been of age. 

"Item I give & Bequeath unto my Grand Children John Chaffe and Hezikiah 
Chaffe Sons of my late son Hezikiah Desd the sum of five shillings Each and I 
have given to them my said Grand Children by deed about eight acres of land 
which is all my Pasture by deed having even date herewith I have given to them 
in Equal Right to them Their Heirs & assigns forever and that together with what 
I have done for their Father and for them I Judge to be full parts out of my Estate. 

" Item I give & bequeath unto the Children of my late Desd son Joel Chaffee 
the sum of Twenty shillings like bills of Credit Share and I have * alike or to 
their legal Representatives or the survivors of them which with what I have given 
to them by deed bearing Date herewith of my orchard lying south of where I now 
live being about two acres more or less which is given to them their Heirs & Assigns 
foever in Equal Shares and what I gave to their Father formerly I Judge to be 
their full part of my Estate. 

"Item I give unto my eldest son Joseph Chaffe and to his heirs & assigns 
forever my two cows that are in the hands of my son Ebenezer Chaffe or two that 
is obUged to deliver after my Decease as good with all the rest and residue of my 
Estate whatsoever and Wheresoever he paying my Just Debts and ye abovesaid 
Small Legacies (above given to my wife Children and Grandchildren) which with 
what I have already advanced to him as per a receipt that he gave to me Dated 
ye 23rd Day of February 1729 and recorded in Woodstock Town book of Records 
Liber B page 60 will appear and before and since I Judge to be his full part Portion 
and Proportion of my Estate And finally I do Constitute make & ordain my said 
Son Joseph Chaffe Sole Executor to this my last will & Testament ChearfuUy 
confiding in his FaithfuUness to fulfill this my last will hereby Revokeing all other 
or former wills Testaments Legacys Bequests and Executors before this time 
willed Bequeathed or Named Confirming this and no other to be and contain my 
last will and Testament. 

" In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 29th Day of 
August Anno Dom 1754 and in the 25th year of his majesties Reign George ye 
Second. 
"Signed Sealed Published Pronounced John Chaffe 

and declared by ye S John Chaffe to be 

and contain his last will and Testament 
"In Presence of ye Subscribers 
"Samuel Mascraft 
"Jacob Lyon 
"Thos Chandler." 

Children, by first wife, all but the second known to have been born in Swansea: 

+ 76 i Joseph'' Chaffe, born January 17, 1701; married Hannah May. 
+ 77 ii Joel Chaffe, born in 1702; married Elizabeth Bicknell. 
+ 78 iii Ebenezer Chaffe, born September 22, 170-4; married (1) Mary Scar- 
borough; (2) Mary Bacon; (3) Mrs. Sarah (Adams) Durand. 
+ 79 iv Hezekiah Chaffe, born April 19, 1706; married Mary Toogood. 
+ 80 V John Chaffe, Jr., born February 10, 1706-7; married Mehitable Mascraft. 

17 Mary 3 Chafee (Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born in Swansea, Mass., October 23, 
1675, and died. She married in Rehoboth, Mass., April 16, 1703, Daniel Whitaker. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

81 i Ephraim* Whitaker, born February 8, 1703-4; died in Rehoboth, April 

12, 1704. 

82 ii Hannah Whitaker, born March 28, 1705. 

* So in original. 



THIRD GENERATION 45 

83 iii Mary Whitaker, born August 24, 1706. 

84 iv Daniel Whitaker, Jr., born February 11, 1707. 

85 V Dorothy Whitaker, born August 21, 1709. 

86 vi Seth Whitaker, born April 11, 1711. 

87 vii Ebenezer Whitaker, born April 29, 1713. 

88 viii Joseph Whitaker, born February 3, 1715-16; died in Swansea, July 25, 

1744. 

89 ix Anne Whitaker, born October 30, 1717. 

18 Joseph 3 ChafEe, Jr. (Joseph,2 Thomasi) was born in Swansea, Mass., Febru- 
ary 6, 1677 [Plymouth Colony Records], and died, probably in Woodstock, Conn., 
not long before August 10, 1759. He was married in Maiden, Mass., December 
1, 1709, by Mr. Parsons, to Abigail, daughter of Gershom and Elizabeth (Chadwick) 
Hills [Maiden Records, see Appendix B], and sister of his brother John's wife. 
Abigail (Hills) Chaffe died in Swansea, October 2, 1710, when her only child was 
three weeks old. Joseph Chaffe was married (2) in Falmouth, Mass., October 16, 
1712, by Joseph Metcalf, to Jemima Chadwick of that place. She died before 
her husband, as she was not mentioned as one of his heirs in the settlement of 
his estate. 

Joseph Chaffe lost his father in November, 1694, when he was only sixteen years 
old. He was, with his mother and brother, executor of his father's estate and 
under his father's will received the family Bible which had belonged to his father 
and his grandfather Chaffe, his father's sword and a heifer, also half his father's 
"tooles" and gun, and, on reaching the age of twenty-one, half his upland and 
meadow ground in Swansea. 

There is no further reference to him in any kind of record until 1701 when "At 
a Town meeting ... ye 25th of March 1701, ... for field Drivers 
Chosen . . . Joseph Chaffy " and two others. [Swarisea Records.] 

Hereafter his name appears frequently in these records, as follov;s: ]\Iarch 
27, 1702. " Joseph Chafy " was chosen one of two Field Drivers for " wannamosset 
Neck." March 30, 1703, he was chosen Petty Juryman. March 25, 1707, with 
three others, he was chosen again as a Field Driver, and March 23, 1707-8, for 
the same office, with four others. August 30, 1710, "Joseph Chafe" was one of 
a committee of nine, "of febe's neck In Swansea," which met and chose Benjamin 
Viall as clerk to keep the records of the community. April 9, 1711, he and his 
brother John were two of seventeen Proprietors of Swansea who signed an agree- 
ment in regard to a driftway on the west side of Hide's Hole, the hanging of two 
gates therein, etc. The petition, presented in May of this year, for the separation 
of the western end of Swansea into a separate township was also signed by the 
two brothers. (See 16.) The last mention of Joseph Chaffe in the Swansea records 
is dated March 30, 1714, when he was one of two Constables chosen. In 1717, 
the desire of the dwellers on Phebe's Neck and New Meadow Neck to be set off 
into a separate town was finally granted, and November 18th the Township of 
Barrington was formed. In 1718, Joseph Chaffe was chosen as guardian by 
Jonathan Paine (27), the son of his cousin Dorothy (Chaffe) Paine (4). The Bar- 
rington records show that he continued to occupy the same prominent place in 
the affairs of the new town as he did in the old. In 1720 he was one of two Tything- 
men, and in 1721 Fence Viewer for Phebe's Neck, February 15, 1721, as heir 
of his first wife, Abigail (Hills) Chaffe, he signed a quit claim deed to Ebenezer 
Hills of Maiden, on property to which she been one of the heirs. (See 16.) He 



46 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

swore to his signature to this document, November 24, 1726. November 22, 1721, 
"Joseph Chaffee, of Harrington, in the County of Bristol, in his Majesty's Province, 
in the Massachusetts bay in New England, husbandman, the son of Joseph Chaffee 
deceased" bought of Thomas Tiffany, Sr., of Ashford, Conn., for £42, 10s., one 
hundred acres of land there, adjoining the land of Daniel Fuller. In 1722 Joseph 
Chaffe was Hog Reeve of Barrington [Barri7igton Records], his duty being to im- 
pound hogs running at large and to execute ordinances as to swine. February 
5, 1724, Noah Chaffe of Rehoboth "yeoman" sold to his cousin, Joseph of Bar- 
rington, for £22, one-half of three acres of salt marsh in Barrington, "the other 
half being my brother Thos. ChafTe's," the deed being witnessed by John (16) and 
Ebenezer Chaffe (78). Joseph bought the remaining half of this property of 
Thomas, May 4, 1730, for £30. In 1725 Joseph Chaffe was again Hog Reeve and 
also Constable, and the town allowed him "15 shiUings" "for a house to keep 
school in " [Ibid.], some building owned by him being used for that purpose. May 
9, 1729, he bought of his brother John and Sarah, his wife, for £43, two acres of 
salt marsh bounded by the land of "Joseph Chafee Senr, & Joseph Chaffe Junr," 
the river, the creek, the pond and the creek flowing out of it. In this year his 
brother John moved to Woodstock, Joseph remaining behind on the homestead, 
his aged mother living with him. She did not long survive her elder son's departure 
for his new home, dying the latter part of February, or early in March, 1729-30. 
John and Joseph were her executors and they offered the will for probate and gave 
bonds March 17, 1729-30, filing their account soon after. By her will Joseph 
received about £15 worth of personal estate and half of her share of her husband's 
property, which reverted to their sons at her death. Joseph's share of the home- 
stead being the "North side of the Home lott" according to the provisions of his 
father's will. 

December 18, 1730, he sold to Samuel Allen for £197, 3s., eight and three-quarters 
acres and two square rods of upland and salt marsh in Barrington at a place called 
Rice's Neck. December 22, 1730, he bought of Jonathan Hayward of Ashford, 
for £250, two hundred acres of land in that place bounded by the land of Jacob 
Boutell, James Corbin, Benjamin Read, Robert Serls and the common. 

In 1733 appears the last mention of Joseph Chaffe in the Barrington records, 
in that year he being Surveyor of Highways. In April, 1733, he was in Woodstock, 
probably visiting his brother John, preparatory to settling there himself. On the 
5th of that month he bought of John Scarborough of Woodstock for £1,150 
four tracts of land; one containing seventy acres, a dwelling house and barn; 
the second thirty acres of meadow or mowing land; the third fifteen acres, and the 
fourth three acres; "Always reserving a way through the land for the watering of 
flax by the neighbors as there may be occassion with as little disadvantage as may 
be." The same day Jose-ph Chaffe sold to John Scarborough land in Barrington, 
as the following deed shows : 

"To all People to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye. That 
I Joseph Chaffe of Barrington in the County of Bristol in his majesties province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in Newengland Husbandman For and in Consideration 
of the Sum of Twelve Hundred Pounds Currant money to me in hand before the 
Ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by John Scarbrough of Woodstock in the 
County of Worcester & province aforesd Husbandman the Receipt whereof I do 
hereby acknowledge and my self therewith fully satisfied and contented, and 
thereof, and of every Part and Parcel thereof, do exhonerate, acquit and discharge 



THIRD GENERATION 47 

him the said John Scarborough his Heirs, Executors and Administrators, for ever 
by these Presents: Have given, granted, bargained, sold, ahened, conveyed and 
confirmed, and by these Presents do freely, fully, and absolutely given grant, 
bargain, sell, aliene, convey and confirm, unto him the said John Scarbrough and 
unto his Heirs and Assigns for ever. Three Certain Tracts or parcells od Land 
situate lying and being in Barrington aforesaid one Tract whereof Contains a 
Dwelling house a Barn an out house and by Estimation thirty acres of Land & 
saltmarsh be it more or less as it is abutted & bounded viz Northerly & Westerly 
on highwayes southerly of land of mr Peleg Heath about 40 Rod from ye highway 
to a stake then westerly sd Heaths Land till it meets with the Land of Samuel 
Allen then bounds on sd Aliens Land till it meets with ye River then Easterly 
on sd River to a Pond and then on a Creek to the highway on ye north foremen- 
tioned. Also Ten acres more or less of Land Lying west of and adjoyning to the 
west mentioned highway bounds south on land on mr Heath aforesd and on 
highwayes north & west: Also one other Tract Containing by Estimation fifty 
acres be it more or less bounded North on Land of Josiah Humphreys East and 
west on highwayes southerly on Land of Mathew Allen or however otherwise the 
said Tracts are bounded or Reputed to be bounded [Reserving four Rod of ground 
being a Burying place in ye first mentioned Tract not to be Defaced.] 

"TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said granted and bargained Premisses, with 
all the Appurtenances, Priviledges and Commodities to the same belonging, or 
in any wise appertaining to him the said John Scarbrough and unto his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever, to his and their only proper Use, Benefit and Behoof for ever. 

"And I the said Joseph Chaffe for me my Heirs, Executors and Administrators, 
do covenant, promise and grant to and with the said John Scarbrough his Heirs 
and Assigns, that at and before the Ensealing hereof, I am the true, sole and 
lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses, and am lawfully seized and 
possessed of the same, in my own proper Right, as a good, perfect, and absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple: And have in myself good Right, full Power, 
and lawful Authority, to grant, bargain, sell convey and confirm said bargained 
Premisses, in manner as abovesaid. And that the sd John Scarbrough his Heirs 
and Assigns, shall and may from Time to Time, and at all Times for ever hereafter 
by Force and Virtue of these Presents, lawfully, peaceably and quietly, have, 
hold, use occupy, possess and enjoy the said demised and bargained Premisses 
with the Appurtenances, free and clear, and freely and clearly acquitted, ex- 
onerated and discharged from all and all manner of former or other Gifts, Grants, 
Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, Entails, Joyntures, Dowries, Judg- 
ments, Executions, or Incumbrances, of what Name or Nature soever, that might 
in any Measure or Degree obstruct or make void this present Deed. Further- 
more, I the said Joseph Chaffe for myself my Heirs, Executors, and Administra- 
tors, do covenant and engage the above demised Premisses to him the said John 
Scarbrough his Heirs and Assigns, against the lawfull Claims or Demands of any 
Person or Persons whatsoever, for ever to warrant, secure and defend these Presents. 
In witness where of I the sd Joseph Chaffe have hereunto put my hand and seal 
the fifth Day of Aprill anno Domini 1733. 
"Signd Seald & Delivered 

" In presence of Joseph Chaffe [seal] 

"Timothy Manning. 
"Samll Chandler. 

"Worcester ss. Woodstock aprill 5th 1733 Joseph Chaffe ye above named Granter 
freely acknowledged this Instrument to be his act tt Deed before me. 

" John Chandler Just Pacs 
"Reed May 2d 1733 Recorded by Samll Howland Regr." 

[Recorded in Vol. XXII, p. 15 of the Bristol County, Mass., Land Records, North- 
ern District, Taunton, Mass.] 

Thus the Chaffe homestead, which had been owned by the Chaffes for seventy- 
three years, and on which four generations of Chaffes had lived, passed out of the 
family, into the hands of strangers; with it also passed what was probably the last 



48 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

resting place of Thomas Chaffe, the emigrant, of Joseph and Annis, and their 
children, Dorothy and Mary, of Abigail (Hills) Chaffe, of Doctor Hezekiah Chaffe 
and doubtless others. But the deed contained a proviso that this "Ancient Chaffe 
Burying Ground," should not be defaced. John Scarborough sold thirty acres 
of this property to Samuel Barnes, September 19, 1733. The deed contains the 
following : 

"The said John Scarborough did reserve out of the above mentioned land 
four rod of ground being a burying place in the first mentioned tract not to be 
defaced." 

Between April 5, and August 5, 1733, Joseph Chaffe settled in Ashford, as on 
the latter date his wife, Jemima, was admitted to membership in the First Con- 
gregational Church in Woodstock, having been dismissed from the church in 
Barrington. Joseph was also an active member of this church. 

Some few facts regarding the new home of Joseph Chaffe may be of interest. 
The town of Woodstock or, as it was first called, New Roxbury, was settled in the 
summer of 1686 by men from Roxbury, Mass., and was a part of the Massachusetts 
Bay Colony until 1749, when it became a part of Connecticut. The name was 
changed from New Roxbury to Woodstock in the spring of 1690. Joseph Chaffe 
settled in the western part of the town. 

In 1733 the town arranged to have a schoolhouse built in this part of the town, 
and the settlers increasing, West Parish desired to have religious services of its 
own for four months of the year at the expense of the whole town. This request, 
it was argued, was only fair inasmuch as the western half was obliged to contribute 
to the support of the Church on the Hill (in the central part of Woodstock) . But 
the town refused to assume any of the charges. After trying the experiment for 
two winters, the West Parish people found the expense of supporting both ministers 
to be too great a burden, and they therefore again asked the help of the town, and 
were refused. They still persisted and petitioned that the western half might be 
formed into a distinct township. Town meetings were held, and at last permission 
was given them to address the General Court in Boston on the subject. But their 
petition to the General Court was dismissed. The West Woodstock people insisted 
on the formation of a parish where they could worship God in their own fashion, 
and not be obliged to aid any church outside of their parish. They were willing 
to give up all ideas of a town of their own. This modified request was made to 
the town, and to the General Court. The General Court complied by passing an 
act in 1743, incorporating the district as " The West Parish of Woodstock." The 
West Parish was now called by the old name of New Roxbury. It was also called 
the Second Precinct of Woodstock. Thus we see that the same trouble which 
caused part of Swansea to be formed into the separate town of Barrington caused 
the estabhshment of West Parish or New Roxbury, and as Joseph Chaffe was 
active in demanding his rights in one town, so he was in the other. 

This first petition, dated November 2, 1736, was signed by thirty men, of whom 
" Joseph Chaffee " was one. [Larned's History of Windham County.] April 5, 1743, 
another petition was presented and also a further memorial from Joseph Chaffee 
and Samuel Chandler. [Ibid.] September 15th of that year "the west half part 
of Woodstock" was incorporated into a separate parish and held their first meet- 
ing in the schoolhouse, September 27th. [Ibid.] At this meeting, Joseph Chaffee 
was chosen one of three Assessors and also one of a committee of three for calline 



THIRD GENERATION 49 

precinct meetings, in which capacity he signed warrants, November 26, 1743, Feb- 
ruary 4, 1743-4, September 10, 1744, and August 18, 1746, for meetings in re- 
gard to a minister and a meetinghouse. [Records of the Second Ecclesiastical So- 
ciety of Woodstock.] March 12, 1743-4, he was chosen Moderator [Ibid.], and it 
was voted "To petition the Court to lay a tax for building meeting-house, on un- 
improved land — five shillings per acre for five years — Joseph Chaffee to present 
petition." [History of Windham County.] This necessitated a trip to Boston on 
the part of Joseph Chaffee. April 13, 1744, he was one of three chosen to secure 
supplies for the pulpit. It was found difficult to decide on a spot for the meeting- 
house which should be satisfactory to all the inhabitants, so three men from out- 
side of the new precinct were asked to pick out a spot. They met March 18, 1744-5, 
and Joseph was one of a committee of six chosen to wait on them. The site se- 
lected was that of the present Congregational church in West Woodstock. [His- 
tory of Windham County.] November 18, 1746, it was agreed to pay Joseph Chaffe 
ten shillings a day for work on the meetinghouse. [Records of the Second Ecclesiasti- 
cal Society of Woodstock.] May 15, 1747, he was again chosen Moderator. [Ibid.] 
August 24, 1748, he was chosen one of a committee of two to seek a suitable spot 
for a burial-place, he representing the southern part of the town. [Ibid.] March 13, 
1749, he was chosen as Assessor and also one of a committee of three to build a 
pulpit and "body seats" in the meetinghouse. [Ibid.] November 1, 1750, he and 
one other were appointed a committee to procure a schoolmaster [Ibid.], and 
August 30, 1753, one of a similar committee "to take care of setting up a school 
in the southeast district of the society. [Ibid.] 

The first recorded act in Woodstock of Joseph Chaffe was the purchase from 
his nephew Joel (77) for £85, of one hundred acres of land in Ashford, March 12, 
1733-4. This was his last purchase of land of which we have record, but soon 
thereafter he began to give to his sons for their "advancement and settlement 
in the world" part of their shares of his estate. The first gift was made to his 
eldest son, March 12, 1735-6, "in Consideration of Love and Goodwill and Effec- 
tion which I have and do have towards my loving son Benjamin Chaffee of Ash- 
ford." The property was that which he had bought two years previous of Joel 
Chaffee. The next gift was December 31, 1743, to "Joseph Chaffee Jun of Ash- 
ford," one hundred acres of land there, the southerly part of the tract which the 
grantor bought in 1730 of Jonathan Hay ward. The next son to receive his share 
was "Thomas Chaffe of Woodstock Weaver" who received, January 13, 1745-6, 
twenty-three acres of land, in Woodstock, valued at £230, on which land he had 
already built a dwelling-house. " Samuel Chaffe of Woodstock " received the other 
half of the Hayward tract in Ashford, adjoining Joseph, Jr., May 24, 1750. Sep- 
tember 26th of the same year James Chaffe received a house and twenty-five acres 
of land in the south half of Woodstock, for a nominal consideration of ten shillings, 
the property being really a gift. Stephen received sixteen acres of land, also in 
the south half of Woodstock, February 17, 1758, and July 4, 1758, Josiah re- 
ceived three-fourths of an acre of land in Woodstock, the value being stated as £3. 
Whether this was also a nominal consideration or whether the transaction was a 
bona fide sale is not clear. Perhaps it was a wedding gift, as Josiah was married 
nine days later. 

Joseph Chaffe left no will, but the following inventory of his estate was filed, 
August 30, 1759, probably soon after his death: 



THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 
INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH CHAFFE 

"An Inventory of the estate of Mr. Joseph Chaffe Late of Woodstock in the 
County of Windham Desd Shown to us the Subscribers Appraisers under oath 
by Mr. James Chaffe Administrator on said estate, August 30th 1759. Which is 
as follows viz. £ s d 

The orchard computed to be Two acres and half of Land 20- 0-0 

About 20 acres adjoining to ye orchard 90- 0-0 

About 12 acres of woodland &c. 48- 0-0 

Two acres of medow land by the grate Pond 25- 0-0 

A Peace of Land on ye west side of ye way about 2^ acres 10- 0-0 

********** 

Mare sheep and cattle 16-13-0 

[Other items, wearing apparel, household and farm utensils etc.] 

sum total £233- 6-0 
"Thom Chandler 
"Abel May 
"Nathl Childs." 

The following agreement of the heirs was signed two months later : 

"We the subscribers Children and descendants of Mr. Joseph Chaffe Late of 
Woodstock in the County of Windham Desd vizt Benjamin Chafie of Ashford 
Eldest son of ye Said Desd, James Chaffe of Woodstock, Joseph Chaffe aforesaid 
Samuel Chaffee Josiah Chaffe Stephen Chaffe Joseph Wright & Abigail his Wife 
all of Woodstock and all in ye County of Windham and being all desirous to settle 
the Real Estate that ye said Desd Left to us in Love and peace and notwithstand- 
ing our Late Brother Thomas Chaffe Late of said Woodstock Desd haveing in his 
lifetime Reed of our Said Father about six pounds Lawful money more than any 
of us Reed of our Said Father in his life time Yet we are hereby willing & Desirous 
ye Real Estate Left by our said Father Desd to be Settled to and amongst us in 
the following manner and from vizt So Benjamin Chaffe aforesaid one share and 
half in leiw of his Double Portion of what is left and no more And to the Heirs 
of our Late Thomas Chaffe Desd one single share of what Notwithstanding what 
he in his Life Received of said Estate more than any of us And to the said James 
Joseph Samuel Stephen and Josiah one single share and to Joseph Wright and 
Abigail his wife one single Share making Eight single Shares and half in all in all 
and as Ebenezer Williams Esq Judge of ye Court of Probate for ye District of 
Pomfret has given a Comn To mess Thos Chandler Nathanl Child and Theophilus 
Chandler to divide the Estate Left by ye said Joseph Chaffe Desd to us the sub- 
scribers and to and amongst us according to the Instructions therein Set Yet we 
Dessire ye Said Distributors to Divide ye same according to our minds herein Set 
to all which Instructions and Directions herein by us given we bind and oblige us 
the Subscribers and Each of us our and Each of our Several & respective heirs in 
the Penal sum of Thousand pounds Lawfull money to stand to and abide by ye 
aforesaid agreement in witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals 
this Tenth day of October Anno Dom 1759 

" Signed Sealed and Delivered Joseph Chaffe [l. s.] 

" In Presence of Benjamin Chaffe [l. s.] 

"Nathel Child James Chaffe [l. s.] 

" Thos Chandler Samuel Chaffe [l. s.] 

Stephen Chaffe [l. s.] 
Josiah Chaffe [l. s.] 
"Windham SS Woodstock Oct. 10th 1759 

"Benjamin Chaffe James Chaffe Joseph Chaffe Samuel Chaffe Stephen Chaffe 
Josiah Chaffe Joseph Wright and Abigail his wife all Personally appearing freely 
acknowledged this Instrument to be their respective act and Deed. 
"Coram Thos Chandler Justice Peace. 



THIRD GENERATION 51 

"January ye 1st 1765 then this deed was reed for record and by the Judge ordered 
to be recorded and kept on file." 

At a meeting of the Second Precinct, December 11, 1760, it was voted that 
"the person who had been the highest or most on the Grand List for the five years 
past (except those who have pews) shall have the pew that was Mr. Joseph Chaffe's, 
late of Woodstock deceased. He paying or satisfying the heirs of said Chaffe 
therefore." [Records of the Second Ecclesiastical Society.] This is the last mention 
in the records of him. 

Child, by first wife, born in Swansea: 

+ 90 i Benjamin* Chaffe, born September 11, 1710; married (1) Hannah 
Chapman; (2) Priscilla Green. 

Children, by second wife: 

+ 91 ii James Chaffe, born about 1713; married (1) Beriah Hayden; (2) Rhoda 
Cady. 

+ 92 iii Abigail Chaffe, born March 5, 1714-15; married Joseph Wright. 

+ 93 iv Thomas Chaffe, born October 18, 1716; married Dorcas Abbot. 

+ 94 v Joseph Chaffe, Jr., married Hannah Gould. 

+ 95 vi Samuel Chaffe, born about 1722; married (1) Susanna Lyon; (2) Mary 
Howlett. 
96 vii Stephen Chaffe, born about 1726; died in Woodstock, February 13, 
1800, in his seventy-fourth year [entered in an old Bible found 
in North Windham, Conn., given by him in 1798 to Chloe Chaffe 
(331)]. February 17, 1758, his father gave him thirteen and one- 
half acres of land (see above); April 19, 1762, "Stephen Chaffee of 
Woodstock" sold to his brother Josiah of the same place land 
there for £20; February 20, 1767, "Stephen Chaffee yeoman" sold 
to Josiah Hammond four acres of land in Woodstock for £3; the 
records of the Baptist Church, the First Society of Woodstock, 
December 12, 1785, show that a vote was passed that Stephen 
Chaffee dig the graves for the Society for the ensuing year; July 
7, 1797, he sold to his niece, Chloe (Chaffee, two acres of land in 
Woodstock for £6; he sold other pieces of land there; his will, here 
given, indicates that he was unmarried. 

"In the name of God Amen I Stephen Chaffe of Woodstock in 
Windham County on this 16th Day of October 1799 being advanced 
in age & under bodily infirmity but have reason to bless God, I 
enjoy my reason & a sound, disposing mind & memory & calUng 
to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed 
for all men once to die. 

"I do now make & ordain this my last will & testament & 
prencepally & first of all I give and recommend my soul into the 
hands of Almighty God, who gave it & as for my body I recommend 
it to the earth to be buried in a christian like and decent burial 
whenever it shall please God to put an end to my life in this world 
wholly trusting in the rich mercy of God thro, Christ, that at the 
Gen'l resurcetion, when my soiil and body shall be reunited I 
shall have a remembrance among the just And as touching such 
worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life 
I give devise & dispose there of in the following manner and form 
viz It is my will that in the first place all my Just debts & funeral 
charges be paid & satisfied out of my estate. 

"Item I give and bequeath to Corbin [Calvin] Chaffe son to 
my brother James Chaffe ten pounds to be paid to him by my 
Execrs after my decease. 

"Item I give and bequeath to Saml Chaffe son to my brother 
Samuel Chaffe deed my bed and furniture, also my great coat. 



52 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

" Item I give and bequeath unto my neice Chloe Chaffe daughter 
to my brother Josiah Chaffe ten pounds to be paid her by my 
Exer out of my estate also the exclusive right of my pair trees. 

"And all the rest and remainder of my estate it is my will that 
it be divided in equal shares (viz) to my sister Abagail, my brother 
Josiah, the surviving children of my brother James deed which he 
had by his first wife, The heirs of my brother Thomas Decc & the 
heirs of my brother Josh deed & the heirs of my brother Saml deed 
making Six Shares. 

"And I do hereby make, ordain & constitute Dr. Jesse Bolles 
of Woodstock sole Executor to this my last will & testament, who 
is also hereby fully empowered and directed to make sale of my 
estate, real & personal to the best advantage for my heirs, & give 
a good title to the purchaser or purchasers, cheerfully confiding 
in his care and faithfulness to fulfill & execute the same in every 
part hereby disallowing & disannulling all other or former wills, 
testaments & legacies, ratifying this and no other to be and contain 
my last will & testament 

"Signed, sealed, pubhshed, pronounced & declared by the sd 
Stephen Chaffe to be and contain his last will & testament 
" in presence of us Stephen Chaffe [l. s.] 

"Wm Hammond 
"Isaac Hibbard 
"Christina Smith" 

May 5, 1801 the executor reports, "I sold the whole of the real & 
personal estate of Stephen Chaffa at the Inventory prices at private 
sale (except bed & coverlid & sheets given to Saml Chaffa) to 
his brother Josiah Chaffee & to Chloe Chaffee," for $250, May 4, 
1801 ; Josiah was the principal creditor of the estate. 
+ 97 viii Josiah Chaffe, born September 1, 1731; married Sarah Cady. 



FOURTH GENERATION 

31 Rachel '* ChafEe (Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., November 1, 1698, and died there February 8, 1762. She married in Re- 
hoboth, May 12, 1726, John Sweeting, who died January 25, 1762. 

Children, born in Rehobotli : 

98 i John ^ Sweeting, Jr., born February 16, 1726-7. 

99 ii Lewis Sweeting, born January 27, 1727-8. 

100 iii Molly Sweeting, born April 24, 1729; married her cousin, Timothy* 

Carpenter, Jr., (61) (Experience 3 Chaffe, Nathaniel,^ Thomas i), 
born in Rehoboth, October 24, 1721. [For further descendants, see 
Carpenter Genealogy.] 

101 iv Rachel Sweeting, a twin, born April 24, 1729; married Charles Peck. 

[For further descendants see 428 and Peck Genealogy.] 

102 V Thomas Sweeting, born November 9, 1732. 

103 vi Susannah Sweeting, born April 15, 1735; married Joseph Bhss. 

32 Mehitabel "^ ChafEe (Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., November 23, 1700, and died. She married there, December 31, 1724, 
Dan, son of Richard and Patience Bowen. He was born in Rehoboth, November 26, 
1694. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

104 i Mehitabel ^ Bowen, born August 22, 1725; married, March 28, 1755, Caleb 

Carr. 

105 ii Charles Bowen, born November 18, 1728. 

106 iii Esther Bowen, born September 14, 1730 (?). 

107 iv Huldah Bowen, born February 21, 1733-4; married September 24, 1756, 

Nathaniel Green. 

108 V Zerviah Bowen, born May 16, 1736; died June 10, 1736. 

109 vi Amos Bowen, a twin, born May 16, 1736; died June 6, 1736. 

110 vii Ruth Bowen, born August 20, 1737; died August 22, 1737. 

33 Amos '* Chaffe (Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., July 17, 1702, and died there. May 11, 1736. He married in Rehoboth, 
May 12, 1726, Freelove, daughter of Samuel and Patience (Ide) Carpenter. She 
was born there, December 31, 1706, and married (2) in Rehoboth, January 27, 
1742, Samuel Mason. She united with the First Congregational Church there, 
January 9, 1731-2. 

No mention of Amos is found in the records regarding transfers of land or ac- 
tivity in town affairs. He died intestate, and his widow was appointed adminis- 
tratrix, August 17, 1736, her bond being signed by Samuel Mason and Noah New- 
man; the inventory had been taken the previous day, and the estate amounted to 
£149, lis. 9d. July 7, 1747, Samuel Mason was appointed guardian to his step- 
daughters, Lillis and "Unis" Chaffe. February 14, 1757, Samuel and Freelove 
Mason sold for £5, to "Lillis Chaffe, Unis Chaffe and Freelove, wife of Eliphalet 
Carpenter, all right in the dower set off to Freelove Mason from the estate of her 
late husband, Amos Chaffe, also one-quarter part of the share of her daughter 
Experience in the same estate, also all right in the land given to Lillis, Unis and 



54 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Freelove, May 27, 1737, by their grandfather, Thomas Chaffe (5), part of it near 
Broken Cross in Rehoboth, and part salt marsh at a place called the "Tounge" 
in Warren, R. I. Experience must have died after her father, as she received a 
share of his estate, and before her grandfather's gift, as she was not mentioned 
in his deed to "my grandchildren the heirs of my son Amos Chaffe." Nicholas 
must also have died young, as he was not baptized July 2, 1732, as were all the 
other children of Amos then Uving. 

Amos Chaffe was buried in the old burying-ground in Rehoboth (now in the 
village of Rumford, East Providence, R. I.). 

Children, the first three known to have been born in Rehoboth: 

+ 111 i Freelove^ Chaffe, married Eliphalet Carpenter. 

112 ii Nicholas Chaffe, born November 13, 1728; died before July 2, 1732. 

113 iii Experience Chaffe, born January 25, 1729-30; died between May 11, 

1736, and May 15, 1737; baptized in the First Congregational 
Church in Rehoboth, July 2, 1732. 

114 iv LiUis Chaffe, born early in 1732; died November 24, 1762, in her thirty- 

first year; unmarried; baptized in the First Congregational Church 
of Rehoboth, July 2, 1732. 

115 V Eunice (Unis) Chaffe, born probably about 1734; died; married in 

Rehoboth, March 3, 1764, Nathaniel Humphrey of Warren; she 
was baptized in the First Congregational Church in Rehoboth, 
June 22, 1735. 

34 Experience ^ ChafEe (Thomas,3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Reho- 
both, Mass., July 1, 1705, and died there in August, 1729. She married in Reho- 
both, November 7, 1728, Jonathan Ormsbee. 

Child: 

116 i Jonathan^ Ormsbee, Jr., born in Rehoboth, August 21, 1729; died there 

February 5, 1729-30. 

35 Tabitha ^ ChafEe (Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., September 11, 1709, and died. She married there, December 20, 1733, 
Aaron, son of James and Mercy (Cooper) Read. He was born in Rehoboth, 
April 10, 1710. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

117 i Aaron ^ Read, Jr., born November 14, 1734; married Hannah Carpenter. 

118 ii Susanna Read, born October 29, 1737. 

119 iii Jonathan Read, born August 23, 1739. 

120 iv Simeon Read, born June 7, 1743; married Elizabeth . 

121 V Amos Read, born April 27, 1745. 

For further descendants, see The History of the Reed Family by Jacob W. Reed. 

36 Thomas ^ ChafEe, Jr. (Thomas,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1) was born in Reho- 
both, Mass., December 10, 1712, and died before March 27, 1792. He married 
there, April 19, 1739, Rebecca, daughter of Nathaniel Hunt, their intention of 
marriage, entered in Rehoboth, being dated May 27, 1738. 

Thomas Chaffe, Jr., was baptized and admitted to the First Congregational 
Church in Rehoboth, June 13, 1736. He lived in that town, where he was chosen 
"Hogg Driver" March 30, 1741, and June 5, 1749, Constable. August 9, 1748, 
Rebecca, wife of Thomas Chaffe, Jr., husbandman, of Rehoboth, and others, sold 
to Simeon Horton a quitclaim on real estate of Stephen Hunt of Rehoboth, for 



FOURTH GENERATION 55 

£93, 6s. 8d. October 14, 1754, Thomas and Rebecca sold to Allen Jacob, ten acres 
of land in Rehoboth, adjoining the land of Amos Chaffe's heirs, for £20, At a 
town meeting. May 18, 1757, Thomas was chosen to serve as Petit Juryman. 

"A Muster Role of the Company in his Majestic 's Service under the Command 
of Obediah Read, Captain, that marched from Rehoboth on the Late Alarm for 
the Relieff of Fort William Henry the Seventeenth Day of August 1757 and marched 
to Worcester where they ware Dismised which is at Least fourty five miles from, 
their Habitations and according to their Orders Caryed with them Ten Days 
Provision for their Subsistance and Took up nothing upon the Province charge 
of any Tavernour or other person." 

In this muster roll, appears the name of "Thomas Chaffe, Quality, Private 
Soldier, Time of Entering the service Aug. 16th. Whole time of service by mils, 
travil, etc. 7 days, wages and subsistance due to each man 0£ 18s 8d." 

December 28, 1762, Thomas Chaffe bought of his cousin, Timothy Carpenter 
(61), for £200, all his title in the estate of John Sweeten [Sweeting], late of Reho- 
both. An account of the subscriptions in the first military company in Rehoboth, 
taken in October, 1774, for the poor in Boston, shows that Thomas Chaffe con- 
tributed one sheep. He served in the Revolution as follows: "Chaffee, Thomas. 
Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; service 
from July 20, 1777, 1 mo. 5 days, at Rhode Island, including travel on march to 
camp at Bristol and from Providence to Rehoboth." [Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 

October 21, 1779, "Thomas Chaffe, husbandman, of Rehoboth," bought of 
Benjamin Pearce, innholder, of Swansea, Mass., ninety-six and three-fourths acres 
and twenty rods of land there, at the same time selling, with the consent of his 
wife, to Benjamin Pearce, eighty acres of land in Rehoboth. The next mention 
of him in the records. May 5, 1783, shows him to be then living in Swansea and 
insane. 

His sons, Amos Chafee and Thomas Chafee, Jr., were "empowered to Act as 
Guardians for there Honoured Father . , , the said Thomas Chafee of Swan- 
sey non compus mentus," December 9, 1784, in their capacity as guardians, 
they sold the land their father purchased in Swansea in 1779, to Nathan Monroe, 
Esq,, of Rehoboth, for £261, lis. 3d. October 21, 1793, Rebecca Chaffe, "spin- 
ster," [in those days the word meant either a single woman or a widow] of Swansea, 
sold to Allen Jacob of Rehoboth, for £15, all right in the land divided to her from 
the estate of her father Nathaniel Hunt. April 4, 1795, "Rebeckah" Chaffe, 
widow of Thomas Chaffe of Swansea, sold to Nathaniel Wheaton of Rehoboth, 
for £15, fifteen acres of land there. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

122 i Amos ^ Chaffe, died young. 

123 ii Anne (Ame) Chaffe, baptized in the First Congregational Church, 

Rehoboth, May 10, 1741. 

124 iii Archibald Chaffe, born April 11, 1743; baptized in the First Congre- 

gational Church, Rehoboth, April 17, 1743. 
+ 125 iv Charies Chaffe, born June 5, 1744; married Mrs. Mary (Peck) Jacob. 

126 v Rhoda Chaffe, born May 11, 1746; died in Rehoboth, :\Iay 31, 1746. 

127 vi Joel Chaffe, born April 11, 1747; baptized in the First Congregational 

Church, Rehoboth, May 31, 1747. 

128 vii Rhoda Chaffe, born January 6, 1748-9; died in Providence, R. I., 

February 11, 1786; baptized in the First Congregational Church, 
Rehoboth, May 21, 1749. 



56 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 129 viii Amos Chaffe, born December 11, 1750; married Sarah Munroe. 

+ 130 ix Joseph Chaffe, born September 17, 1752; married (1) Lois Barney; 

(2) Huldah Walker. 
+ 131 X Thomas Chaffe, Jr., born March 9, 1755; married Hannah Munroe. 
+ 132 xi Stephen Chaffe, probably born about 1757; married Patience Mason. 

38 Jonathan "* Chaffe, Jr. (Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Re- 
hoboth, Mass., June 25, 1704, and died February 9, 1785. He was married in 
Ashford, Conn., June 1, 1727, by Reverend James Hale, to Abigail Lyon, who 
died January 9, 1773. She was admitted to full communion with the First Congre- 
gational Church of Ashford, August 5, 1733. 

Jonathan Chaffee, Jr., was baptized and admitted to the First Congregational 
Church of Rehoboth, June 6, 1725. In 1726, his father gave him "for love, good 
will and affection " one hundred acres of land in Ashford, where he settled. The 
following entry regarding him is from the records of the First Congregational 
Church there, under the date, February 23, 1729: 

"And said Jonathan Chaffe was sometime or other recommended to us by a 
letter from the Rev. Mr. Greenhood pastor of The Church of Christ in Rehoboth, 
and is of this church in full communion with us." 

Children, born in Ashford : 

133 i Jonathan ^ Chaffe, Jr., born April 21, 1728; died in Ashford, April 21, 
1728. 

+ 134 ii Josiah Chaffe, born February 10, 1728-9; married EUzabeth Dimmock. 

+ 135 iii Thomas Chaffe, born April 8, 1731; married Hannah Reed. 

+ 136 iv Hannah Chaffe, born November 28, 1733; married Shubael Reed. 

+ 137 V William Chaffe, born July 30, 1736; married Anna Bibbins. 

138 vi Susannah Chaffe, born September 10, 1738; died; baptized in the 

First Congregational Church, Ashford, October 22, 1738. 

139 vii Abigail Chaffe, born December 17, 1740; died. 

140 viii Deliverance Chaffe, born February 7, 1742-3; died; baptized in the 

First Congregational Church, Ashford, May 22, 1743. 
+ 141 ix Jonathan Chaffe, Jr., born May 11, 1746; married Lucy Allen. 
+ 142 X Carpenter Chaffe, born January 25, 1749-50; died April 20, 1776; 

served in the Revolution as follows: 

"Chafee, Carpenter, Stockbridge. Private, Capt. Thomas 

Williams's co. of Minutemen, Col. John Paterson's regt., which 

marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 

1775, from Stockbridge and West Stockbridge to Cambridge; 

service, 13 days." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War 

of the Revolution.^ 

39 Nathaniel ^ Chaffe (Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Reho- 
both, Mass., October 20, 1705, and died there, June 12, 1759. He married (1) in 
Rehoboth, December 12, 1734, Rebecca Mason, who died April 22, 1746, in her 
thirty-sixth year. He married (2) there, February 25, 1747, Lydia Peck, who 
survived him, and married (2) January 13, 1763, Thomas Wilmarth of Rehoboth. 

Nathaniel Chaffe was a mason. April 30, 1731, his father gave him "in consider- 
ation of love, good will & affection" ten acres of land "being the Easterly side of 
my farm or home lott." December 21, 1733, he bought of Samuel Mason, three 
acres of salt marsh in Barrington, Mass. At a town meeting in Rehoboth, March 31, 
1740, he was chosen Surveyor of Timber, and March 29, 1742, a "Hogg Driver." 
April 28, 1751, he was admitted to the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth 
and had his children baptized. June 18, 1759, his widow, Lydia, surrendered her 



FOURTH GENERATION 57 

right of administration of his estate to her son, Nathaniel, and June 25, 1759, the 
real and personal estate was divided among the heirs, the widow and sons, Na- 
thaniel, John, Levi and Noah. The eldest son, Nathaniel, was ajDpointed guardian 
to his two youngest brothers, Levi and Noah. 
Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth: 

+ 143 i Nathaniel^ Chaffe, born October 6, 1735; married (1) Ruth Mans- 
field; (2) Susanna Carpenter. 
+ 144 ii John Chaffe, born June 20, 1737; married Ruth Jones. 
145 iii Noah Chaffe, born February 2, 173S-9; died in Rehoboth, February 
IS, 1738-9. 
+ 146 iv Levi Chaffe, born September 10, 1742; married Anna Pierce. 

147 v Ezra Chaffe, born October 20, 1744; died September 2, 1746. 
+ 148 vi Noah Chaffe, born February 22, 1745-6; married Susanna Esterbrook. 

40 Hannah "* Chaffe (Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., October 3, 1707, and died. She married there, May 27, 1729, Joseph Ar- 
mington, who came from the Island of Guernsey, England, arriving in Boston in 
1718, and later settling in Seekonk, where he made brick. Hannah Chaffe was 
baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, April 17, 1709. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

149 i Nicholas^ Armington, born January 12, 1729-30; died in Rehoboth, 

January 28, 1729-30 (1730-31). 

150 ii Joseph Armington, Jr., born June 4, 1731; died in Rehoboth, August 

15, 1746. 

151 iii Josiah Armington, born July 28, 1733; died in Rehoboth, ]\Iay 13, 1736. 

152 iv John Armington, born June 12, 1735. 

153 V Deliverance Armington, born October 24, 1737; died in Rehoboth, 

August 28, 1746. 

154 vi Susannah Armington, born January 9, 1739; died in Rehoboth, January 

9, 1739. 

155 vii Hannah Armington, born April 20, 1742. 

156 viii Josiah Armington, born April 4, 1744. 

157 ix William Armington, born November 22, 1746. 

41 Dan ■* Chaffe (Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., February 6, 1710-11, and died probably in the autumn of 1796. He married 
in Rehoboth, November 9, 1736, INIary, daughter of John Robinson. She died 
before December 10, 1790, as in her husband's will of that date she is not mentioned. 

Dan Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth in 
infancy, and was admitted to membership in the same church, October 8, 1727. 
July 29, 1739, his father gave him fifteen acres of land in Rehoboth. At a town 
meeting in Rehoboth, May 19, 1747, "Dan Chaffe was drawn out of the Box to 
serve on the petition Jury Next Inferiour Court for the County of Bristol to be 
holden at Taunton on the Second Tuesday of June next." December 31, 1747, 
he bought of Timothy Carpenter for £50, two acres of land in Rehoboth. Jan- 
uary 3, 1753, Mary (Robinson) Chaffe and others, sold to Daniel Carpenter, for 
£100, thirty acres of land in Rehoboth, being the homestead of John Robinson, 
late father of the grantors. January 5, 1753, Dan Chaffe, " husbandman," bought 
of Charles Peck for £31, two acres of land in Rehoboth. January 15, 1753, he 
bought of John Whitaker, Jr., for £5, two acres more there at the same time, 
selling for the same amount to said Whitaker, a like quantity of land. December 2, 
1755, he was chosen to serve on the Petit Jury December 4, 1760, Dan Chaffe, 



58 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

"yeoman" sold for £50, to John Thurber, Jr., ten acres of land in Rehoboth. 
The same day, he bought for £90, of John Bowen, Jr., thirty-eight and one-half 
acres there. January 1, 1761, Dan and his wife sold to Amos Allen, housewright, 
of Providence, R. I., eighteen acres of land in Rehoboth for £40, 10s. Novem- 
ber 10, 1766, he was again chosen Petit Juryman. August 18, 1769 he bought 
of Silvanus Martin, ten acres of land in Rehoboth, for £6, 12s. 

The will of Dan Chaffe, dated December 10, 1790, leaves to his three sons, 
William, Jonathan and Braddock, all his lands, buildings, etc. Also to "Rachel 
Chaffee, widow of my son Robinson deceased" beside other bequests, 5s., "to 
be paid by my three sons," who were also to pay £9 to Sylvester, son of Robinson, 
when he reached the age of twenty-one. The son Jonathan was made executor 
of the will, which was probated November 1, 1796. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

+ 158 i William^ Chaffe, born August 15, 1737; married Catherine Thomas. 
159 ii Dan Chaffe, Jr., born March 16, 1739-40; died in Rehoboth, August 

24, 1746; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, 

March 23, 1739. 
+ 160 iii Jonathan Chaffe, born October 16, 1742; married Mary Coomer. 

161 iv Robinson Chaffe, born February 16, 1744-5; died August 29, 1746; 

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, February 
17, 1745. 

162 v Dan Chaffe, Jr., born September 17, 1747; probably died before 1790; 

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, Sep- 
tember 20, 1747. 
-t-163 vi Robinson Chaffe, born April 13, 1750; married Rachel Peck. 
164 vii Judith Chaffe, born October 30, 1753; probably died before 1790; 
. baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, January 
13, 1754. 
+ 165 viii Braddock Chaffe, born November 1, 1756; married Sarah Brown. 

44 Ephraim ^ Chaffe (Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Reho- 
both, Mass., January 25, 1715-16, and died there, June 9, 1790. He married (1) 
December 15, 1742, Patience, daughter of Samuel and Patience Butterworth of 
Rehoboth. She died May 16, 1743, aged twenty years, and he married (2) in 
Rehoboth, June 2, 1750, her sister Hannah Butterworth, who died September 5, 
1807, aged seventy-eight. The ancestor of Patience and Hannah, Deacon John 
Butterworth, was expelled from Rehoboth in the early days of that town because 
of his Baptist proclivities. In his house was held the first Baptist service held in 
the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He owned all that part of Rehoboth, known as 
Chestnut Hill, later called Seekonk. 

Ephraim Chaffe was a farmer in Rehoboth. He is designated in the records as 
"yeoman" and "husbandman." He was admitted to membership in the First 
Congregational Church of Rehoboth, June 13, 1736. March 21, 1742-3, he was 
appointed guardian of his wife. Patience, her father having recently died and she 
being a minor. The bond for £400, for the faithful performance of his duties was 
signed by Ephraim, Jonathan (8) and Nathaniel Chaffe (39), and witnessed by 
Stephen Paine and Josiah Howland. December 5, 1747, he was chosen by his 
cousin, Shubael Chaffe (74), as his guardian, and April 4, 1751, he sold to him for 
£26, 13s. 4d., five parcels of land in Rehoboth, containing twenty acres. Oc- 
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one hundred acres of land "belonging to said Hannah, the only surviving issue of 
Samuel Butterworth." 

Ephraim Chaffe was chosen for his first town office, that of Constable, March 25, 
1754. He was chosen for the same office, i\Iarch 29, 1756, and March 28, 1757. 
January 18, 1762, he bought of Edward Carpenter of Rehoboth, four acres of land 
there, for £9. August 3, 1762, his nephew, Noah Chaffe (148), chose him to be his 
guardian. May 4, 1765, Ephraim and his wife sold for £200, forty-four acres on 
Chestnut Hill in Rehoboth, to "Patience Butterworth, our mother, widow of Sam- 
uel Butterworth, of Rehoboth." December 15, 1766, Ephraim and his sons, 
Samuel B. and Ephraim, Jr., bought of Joseph Wheaton of New Milford, Conn., 
for £36, 15s., twelve acres of land in Rehoboth near Chestnut Hill. March 27, 
1769, he was chosen Surveyor of Highways. March 29, 1770, he bought of Ed- 
ward Martin, Jr., six and one-fourth acres of land with buildings, on the east side 
of Chestnut Hill, for £33. April 3, 1771, he bought four and one-half acres more 
on Chestnut Hill, from Ezekiel Carpenter for £21. June 7, 1773, he bought for 
£30, Is., from Rachel Goff of Johnston, R. I., seven and three-fourths acres of 
land in Rehoboth. This ends his recorded purchases of land. March 24, 1778, he 
sold to "Salvanus" Martin, for £135, ten acres of wood and pasture land on the 
easterly side of Chestnut Hill. May 21, 1781, he sold six acres for £54. Four days 
later, May 25th he made his will, which was probated September 6, 1790. The 
legatees were his wife, Hannah (Butterworth) Chaffe, who was made executrix and 
received the largest part of the estate, and his children, Patience, wife of Samuel 
Bowen, Samuel Butterworth Chaffe, Ephraim, Jr., Hannah, Sarah and Rachel, 
who received twenty shillings each. The document was witnessed by Barzilla 
and Lydia Bowen and Jesse Perrin. 

Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth : 

-1-166 i Patience^ Chaffe, born November 9, 1752; married Samuel Bowen. 
-1-167 ii Samuel Butterworth Chaffe, born December 19, 1756; married Mrs. 

Nancy (Peirce) Peck. 
-1-168 iii Ephraim Chaffe, Jr., born April 25, 1760; married Elizabeth Whitaker. 

169 iv Hannah Chaffe, born December 14, 1762; died after 1781. 

170 v Sarah Chaffe, born May 19, 1765; died after 1781. 

• 171 vi Rachel Chaffe, born August 25, 1768; died; probably married in Re- 
hoboth, January 6, 1788, Benjamin Ormsbee of that place. 

50 David '^ ChafEe, Jr. (David, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., February 27, 1708-9, and died in Westford, Ashford Township, Conn., 
February 19, 1784. He married in Rehoboth, April 4, 1733-4, Martha, daughter 
of Ebenezer Walker of that place. She was born July 20, 1714, and died in West- 
ford, September 20, 1820. 

David Chafee, Jr., was baptized and admitted to membership in the First Con- 
gregational Church in Rehoboth, September 3, 1732, and ]\Iay 2, 1736, his wife 
also joined the church. They lived in Attleboro, I\Iass., where their first six chil- 
dren were born. January 5, 1736, "David Chaffe, yeoman" and wife Martha of 
Attleboro, for £85, sold to Ebenezer Walker, blacksmith, " Our brother " sixteen 
acres of land in Rehoboth, being the said Martha's share in the estate of her father, 
Ebenezer Walker. November 21, 1736, they sold to Jonathan Robinson, for £14, 
one acre of salt marsh in Barrington, ]\Iass., being "ye i part of ye meadow of our 
father Ebenezer Walker." December 28, 1747, "David Chaffe, husbandman, of 
Attleborough " sold to Alexander More of that place for £640, old tenor bills, 



60 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

sixty acres of land in "the township of Attleborough." In 1748 he was still living 
in Attleboro, when he bought of Joseph Byles one hundred acres of land in Ashford. 
Between this date and the winter of 1749-50, he moved there with his family, 
and in 1750 received from his father "for love good will and fatherly affection" 
thirty acres more there. He was elected Lister in 1763, and also twice in 1764. 
January 8, 1769, David Chafee and his wife were dismissed to the Second Church 
in Ashford, in which town he was buried. 

His will made in 1783 was probated the following year: 

WILL OF DAVID CHAFEE 

" In the name of God, amen. 
"The 19th Day of May, in the year of our Lord Anno Dom, 1783. 

" I David Chafee of Ashford in the county of Windham, and State of Connecticut 
in Newengland, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory thanks be 
given to God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and 
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my 
last Will & Tesstament, that is to say, Principally and first of All, 

"I give and reccomend my Soul into the hand of God who gave it, and for my 
Body I reccomend it to the earth to be buried in Christian-like & decent Manner 
at the discresion of my executor to be hereafter named, nothing doubting but at 
the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty jDower of 
God. 

" And as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me in this 
life, I give devise & dispose of the same in manner and form following, that is to 
say — I give and bequeath to my well-beloved wife Martha Chafee, the use and 
improvement of all the lands that I have not disposed of by deed, together with 
the use and improvement of forty-three acres of land I have this day conveyed 
by deed of bargain and sale to my Son David Chafee Junr which land is leased to 
me the said David Chafee, by the said David Chafee Junr during my natural Hfe, 
and the natural life of the said Martha. I also give to my said wife Martha Chafee, 
the use and improvement of my dwelling house and all my household furniture, 
together with the lands above mentioned during the natural life of the said Martha. 
I also give to my said wife Martha the use and improvement of one cow and a 
suitable horse to ride when and so often as she the said Martha shall want or 
require the same to be furnished by my said Executor. 

"Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son David Chafee Jun all the lands 
I shall die seized, of and buildings thereon standing, to him his heirs and assigns 
after the deed of my said wife Martha. 

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Martha Tyler twenty- 
four Shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Martha, within one year after 
my dece by my Executor. 

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Patience Amidon 
twenty shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Patience, within one year 
after my decee by my Executor. 

" Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Joanna Whiton 
twelve shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Joanna within one year after 
my decee by my Executor. 

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Elizabeth Brown 
twelve Shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Elizabeth within one year 
after my dece by my Executor. 

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Dorathy Knox twelve 
Shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Dorathy within one year after my 
decee by my Executor. 

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Ama Smith twelve 
Shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the Said Ama within one year after my decee 
by my Executors. 



FOURTH GENERATION 61 

"I give and bequeath to my sd daughters above mentioned all my household 
furniture that may or shall be left and remaining after the death of my Said wife 
Martha, to be equally divided and distributed to each of them respectively. And 
Lastly, 

"I do hereby make, ordain constitute, and appoint my said Son David Chafee 
Junr my only and sole Executor to this my last will and testament, and if any 
of my estate is not hereby disposed of I give and bequeath the same to my said 
Executor — Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and 
testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day 
and year first above written 
"Signed Sealed pubhshed and 

" pronounced by David Chafee [seal] 

" the said David Chafee to be 
" his last will & testament 
" in presence of us the Subscribers 

"N. B. The words&buildings standing thereon between the 24 & 25 lines from 
the top & the Word Patience between the 28th & 29th lines from the top were 
interlined before signing 
" Ebenezer Walker ) 
"Timothy Perin >■ 
"Simeon Smith ) 
"Windham County S. S. Ashford 25th Feb A. D. 1784. 

" Personally appeared Capt Ebenezer Walker & Capt Simeon Smith two of the 
witnesses of the above within and foregoing will and testament of Mr. David Chafee 
late of Ashford decee and made solemn oath that they saw and heard the above 
sd testator sign and seal publish pronounce and declare, the same to be his last 
will and testament, and that they then took the testator to be of sound and dis- 
posing mind and memory, that they each of them signed as witnesses, in the 
presence of the sd testator, and that Capt Timothy Perin the other witness signed 
as a witness at the same time in their presence and in the presence of the testator. 

" Sworn before me 

" Elijah Whiton 
" Justice of the peace. 

"At a Probate Court holden at Pomfret in the district of Promfret on the 9th 
day of March A. D. 1784. present Charles Church Chandler Esqr Judge the within 
will was presented by the executor David Chafee accepted the trust therein reposed 
in him & gave bonds according to law, & the sd will is by this Court proved, ap- 
proved, and allowed of, & ordered to be recorded and kept on file — 

"Attest Lem. Grosvenor Clerk Probate." 

[Pomfret, Conn., Probate Records, Book V, p. 44.] 

Children, the first six born in Attleboro, the rest in Ashford : 

-M72 i David ^ Chafee, Jr., born October 28, 1733; married Priscilla Robbins. 

173 ii Martha Chafee, born about 1735, died in infancy; baptized by "Mr. 

Welde [minister of the First Church of Rehoboth] at the house 
of Isriel Perry." 

174 iii Martha Chafee, born April 27, 1737; died; married in 1757, Job Tyler; 

she was baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, 
June 12, 1737. 

175 iv Dorothy Chafee, born January 22, 1739-40; died in Ashford, October 

10, 1755; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, 
March 23, 1739-40. 
+ 176 v Patience Chafee, born January 16, 1742-3; married Joseph Amidon. 

177 vi Abner Chafee, born September 14, 1746; died in Ashford, September 

18, 1755; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, 
November 24, 1746. 

178 vii Johanna Chafee, born January 3, 1749-50; died; married in Ashford, 

October 4, 1770, Joseph Whiton, Jr.; she was baptized there 
May 23, 1750. 



62 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

179 viii Elizabeth Chafee, born April 11, 1753; died; married Brown. 

180 ix Dorothy Chafee, born January 11, 1756; died; married in Ashford, 

November 27, 1777, by Reverend James Messinger, to Adam 
Knox. 

181 X Ama (Anna) Chafee, born September 2, 1759; died; married 

Smith; she was baptized at her father's house in Ashford, by Mr, 
Allns, November 23, 1759. 

182 xi Sarah Chafee, born July 10, 1763; probably died before 1783, as her 

father's will, made that year, makes no mention of her. 

51 Elizabeth '^ ChafEe (David,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., March 21, 1710-11, and died January 15, 1761. She married, February 28, 
1733-4, Ichabod, son of David and Elizabeth (Bosworth) Read of Rehoboth. 
He was born there, October 8, 1708. After Elizabeth Chaffe's death, he married 
(2) Elizabeth Robinson, by whom he had four children. Elizabeth Chaffee was 
baptized and admitted to the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, May 14, 
1732. After her marriage, she lived in Attleboro, Mass., where she was buried. 

Children, born in Attleboro: 

183 i Ichabod ^ Read, Jr., born January 15, 1735; died young. 

184 ii Patience Read, born August 2, 1737. 

185 iii Amos Read, born May 1, 1739; married Mary Ide. 

186 iv Daniel Read, born August 12, 1743. 

187 V Ohve Read, born April 11, 1746. 

188 vi Ichabod Read, Jr., born March 2, 1750. 

189 vii Jonathan Read, born August 8, 1752; married Dorothy Blake. 

For further descendants see History of the Reed Family, by Jacob W. Reed. 

52 Patience ^ Ohaffe (David, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., April 14, 1713, and died there, August 20, 1756. She married, February 28, 
1733-4, Samuel, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (French) Read. He was born in 
Rehoboth, August 12, 1710, and lived there. Patience Chaffe was baptized in the 
First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, August 12, 1733. She continued to 
live in that town after her marriage. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

190 i Nathaniel^ Read, born May 31, 1735; married Huldah Carpenter. 

191 ii Samuel Read, Jr., born October 11, 1736. 

192 iii Mary Read, born February 13, 1738. 

193 iv David Read, born October 5, 1742; married 

194 V Jesse Read, born July 8, 1744; married Esther Puffer. 

195 vi Zacharia Read, born September 8, 1746; married Lois Mann. 

196 vii Patience Read, born January 22, 1748. 

197 viii Experience Read, born April 19, 1755; died in Rehoboth, May 22, 1755. 

For further descendants see History of the Reed Family, by Jacob W. Reed. 

53 Atherton ^ ChafEe (David,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., April 7, 1715, and died in Westminster, Vt., March 4, 1778. He married 
(1) in Ashford, Conn., Abigail Squire (?), who died there, February 12, 1755. 
He married (2) in Ashford, March 25, 1756, Rachel Fuller, who died in West- 
minster, July 29, 1803, where she was buried. She spent her last days with her son 
Constant. 

In 1738, Atherton Chaffe of Ashford, bought of Moses Fuller of that place, one 
hundred acres of land there. September 12, 1743, his father gave him one-half of 



FOURTH GENERATIOxN 63 

all his lands, buildings, fences, orchards and improvements on the farm in Ash- 
ford, where he, David, then lived, November 16, 1750, Atherton Chaffe, "yeo- 
man," bought of his father for £500, three tracts of land in Ashford, near a place 
called Lead Mine Hill, containing about eighty-five acres, a house and buildings. 
History says that in 1751 Atherton went with a party to Westminster, N. H. 
His last real estate transaction showing him to be a resident of Ashford, was 
February 8, 1758, when he bought for £18, twenty-six acres of land there, of 
Jonathan Pidge. In 1759, he is spoken of as of Westminster. The town was in 
what was then known as "the New Hampshire Grants." What is now Vermont 
was claimed by both New York and New Hampshire and was the subject of a 
long and bitter dispute, which lasted until after the Revolution. Vermont was not 
recognized as a state and admitted to the Union until 1791. Atherton Chaffe is 
said to have helped build a blockhouse in Vermont, and to have lived in it with 
twenty other families for four years. He was a Private from 1768 to 1770 in a 
volunteer company in Westminster, which was organized about that time, to pre- 
pare the men for defensive purposes when necessary. The following church doc- 
ument will be of interest to the descendants of Atherton Chaffe : 

"We the subscribers being desirous of having a steeple built to the meeting 
house that is about to be built in the town of Westminster present this our humble 
petition to the proprietors that have undertaken to build said house for liberty 
to build said steeple and for encouragement therefore we promise and bind our- 
selves to pay the sum or sums set to each of our names in order to pay the cost of 
said building provided the proprietors of said house shall see fit to grant us liberty 
and will allow us an equal share in the house with them according to the terms 
which we subscribe, in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals 
this 8th day of March in the year of our Lord Christ 1769. 
"Samuel Phippen Five Dollers 
" BiLEY WiLLARD 3 DoUcrs 
"Joseph Willard 3 Dollers 
"Samuel AvERELL 2 Dollers 
"JoH. AvERELL 3 Dollers 

"Joseph Phippen 3 Dollers 
"Thomas Averill 3 Dollers 
"Solomon Burk 3 Dollers 
" Atherton Chafe 2 DoUors 
" BiLEY Carpenter 2 DoUors 
"Ariel Carpenter 2 Dolers 
"Thomas Crook 1 Doler" 

Atherton Chaffe is said to have been a man of fine, unblemished character and 
habits. He is said to have had twenty-one children, the youngest, Crean Bush, 
being posthumous. His estate was administered by his widow. June 6, 1789, she 
applied for Commissioners to sell out her "thirds." At her death, her estate was 
settled by her son Constant. Her tombstone in the graveyard in Westminster 
bears the following inscription : 

" In memory of Mrs. Rachel widow of Mr. Atherton Chaffe, who died July 29, 
1803, in the 67th year of her age. 

" To you my children and my friends 
Which I have left behind 
Come view this solemn monument 
And here instruction find." 

Children, by first wife, born in Ashford : 

198 i Mary Chaffe, born February 15, 1739-40; died. 



64 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

199 ii Experience Chaffe, born April 2, 1745; probably married Ephraim 
Hunt of Wrentham, Mass., August 5, 1762, and had a daughter 
Betty, mentioned in the will of Betty Chaffe (201). 

+ 200 iii Squire Chaffe, born July 18, 1747; married . 

201 iv Betty Chaffe (Chafee), born May 9, 1749; died in 1778; the will of 
"Betty Chafee of Rehoboth" made August 20, 1777, mentions 
Betty, daughter of Ephraim Hunt, Huldah, daughter of Na- 
thaniel Read, Betty, wife of Daniel Read, Patience Read, and 
"my beloved Aunt Margaret Chaffe" (55), Nathaniel Read being 
made executor; inventory taken December 5, 1778, 
+ 202 V Atherton Chaffe, Jr., born March 15, 1752; married Phoebe Brockway. 
203 vi Margaret Chaffe, born April 18, 1754; died in Ashford, March 17, 1755. 

Four other children, names unknown. 
Children, by second wife, the first two born in Ashford, the rest in Westmin- 
ster: 
+ 204 xi Clifford Chaffe, born January 20, 1757; married Anna Burke. 

205 xii Chloe Chaffe, born September 21, 1758; died in Ashford, April 21, 

1760. 

206 xiii Calvin Chaffe, died about 1784; he served as a Private during the 

Revolution, in Captain Elkanah Day's Company from West- 
minster in 1776, and his name is also found on "A Pay Ab- 
stract for Capt. Jesse Burk'e and Capt. Michael Gilson's com- 
panies, officers and soldiers included, which marched in the 
Alarm [at Newbury] March 1781. . . . Calvin Chaffy," 
credited with three days' service, thirty miles' travel, wages per 
day, Is. 4d., pay per mile, 4d., total sum received 14s. 

+ 207 xiv Constant Chaffe, born about 1761 or 1762; married Anna Lovejoy. 

+ 208 XV Alpha Chaffe, married Mary Abby. 

+ 209 xvi Otis Chaffe, married Abigail Abby. 

+ 210 xvii Rachel Chaffe, born December 16 1772; married Samuel Wires. 
211 xviii Jarville Chaffe, born about 1774; died unmarried. 

+ 212 xix Nancy Chaffe, born about 1776; married Amos Abby. 

+ 213 XX Crean Bush Chaffe, born 1778; married Polly Bennett. 
Another child, name unknown. 

54 Mary ^ Chaffe (David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., 
June 15, 1717, and died. She married, November 1, 1735, Gideon Frankhn of Re- 
hoboth, where they lived. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: ^ 

214 i Daniel ^ Franklin, born June 25, 1736. 

215 ii David Franklin, born April 13, 1738. 

216 iii Asa Franklin, born January 28, 1739-40. 

217 iv Molly Franklin, born October 3, 1741. 

218 V Hannah Franklin, born July 29, 1743. 

219 vi Gideon Franklin, Jr., born April 25, 1745. 

220 vii Ohver Franklin, born December 14, 1748. 

68 Daniel '^ Chaffe, Jr. (Daniel, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., December 14, 1721, and died between March 4, and May 26, 1760. He 
married Dorcas Ormsby, both at that time being of Attleboro. She married (2) 
Noah Read of Attleboro, their intention of marriage being published there, No- 
vember 7, 1761. Daniel Chaffe, Jr., was admitted to communion in the First Con- 
gregational Church of Attleboro, February 28, 1741. He owned land in Attle- 
boro. 

"April ye 9-1757 

" A Lest of Training Soldiers in ye first Company in Attleborough under ye Com- 
mand of Capt Samll Tyler . . . Daniel Chaffee Jn." 



FOURTH GENERATION 65 

March 4, 1760. "Children of Daniel Chaffe and Dorcas his wife were Baptized 
at his house, by reason of his being sick and unable to come with them to ye House 
of God." 

May 26, 1760, Dorcas, widow of Daniel Chaffe, Jr., was made administratrix 
of his estate, and the same year was appointed guardian of her children, Abner, 
Daniel, Samuel and Mary Chaffe. April 16, 1765, she bought in their behalf for 
£31, 10s. from John Starkey, land in Attleboro. 

Children, born in Attleboro: 

221 i Abner 5 Chaffe, born September 19, 1749; died after 1780; January 25, 

1771, "Abner Chaffe yeoman of New Stanford, N. Y.," sold for" £50, 
6s., to Noah Reed of Attleboro land there "formerly belonging to 
my father Daniel Chaffe and to my grandfather Daniel Chaffe, form- 
erly of Attleboro"; the Vermont Revolutionary Records show that 
he was Corporal in "Capt. Gideon Brownson's Company for the 
defence of the frontiers of the New Hampshire Grants June 29, 1776" 
service twenty-seven days; he also served with the Massachusetts 
troops: 

" Chafee, Abner. Private, Capt. WiUiam Douglas's co., Col. Benja- 
min Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; enhsted Dec. 16, 
1776; discharged March 22, 1777; service, 96 days; marched to 
Ticonderoga." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
Revolution.] August 13, 1780, "Abner Chafee formerly of Danby, 
Vt.," bought of David Brydia for £200 land in Manchester, Vt.; 
"Abner Chaffe yeoman of Belchertown," Mass., sold to Samuel 
Atherton of Attleboro, all his interest in the estate of his cousin, 
Joel Martin (225), for one hundred Spanish milled dollars; he was 
still living in Belchertown, June 8, 1782, when he sold fifty acres of 
land in Manchester, probably that which he bought in 1780, for 
£115; he was a farmer. 

222 ii Daniel Chaffe (Chaffy), born January 10, 1750-1; died before November, 

1773; his estate, amounting to £7, lOd., was administered by his 
employer, Richard Tutt, and was settled November 7, 1774, the 
heirs being his mother, Dorcas Read, his brothers, Abner and Samuel 
and his sister Mary; he was a mariner and lived in Marblehead, 
Mass. 

223 iii Samuel Chaffe, born February 4, 1753; died after 1786; February 10, 

1774, he was of Attleboro, when with his mother and stepfather, 
he sold to Ezra Carpenter, for £163, 8s. 6d., one hundred acres of 
land there formerly owned by his father and grandfather Chaffe; 
July 16, 1776, he was living in Dorset, Albany County, N. Y., when 
he sold for £4, 4s., all his interest in " my grandmother Percy Chaffe 's 
dower from the estate of her husband Daniel Chaffe of Attleborough"; 
in 1776 "Samuel Chaffey of Charlotte County, N. Y.," sold one 
hundred and four and a half acres of land in Dorset, Vt., for £133, 
6s. 8d.; August 8, 1780, he was living in New Marlborough, Mass., 
when he sold one-sixth of twenty-eight acres in Attleboro for $100; 
he was still living there, March 14, 1786, when he sold for £140, 
one-half the iron works, with land and buHdings situated near 
them. 

224 iv Mary Chaffe, born August 20, 1758; may have married in Attleboro, 

October 26, 1780, Solomon Willis; unmarried and living in Attleboro, 
August 16, 1780, when she sold for £15, her interest in the estate 
of her grandfather, Daniel Chaffe. 

69 Esther "* Chaffe (Daniel,^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas was born in Attleboro, 
Mass., March 10, 172-, and died before March 21, 1763. She married, April 27, 



66 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1757, Amos Martin of Attleboro, where she also hved. She was admitted into 
communion in the First Congregational Church of Attleboro, December 17, 
1743. 
Child: 

225 i Joel ^ Martin, born before March 21, 1763; died before November 20, 1780; 

unmarried; his grandfather, Daniel Chaffe (12), in his will dated March 
21, 1763, leaves to his grandson Joel, son of his daughter Esther (who 
must at that time have been dead), his mother's share; this property 
he received April 3, 1769, when the estate was settled; November 20, 
1780, his cousin, Abner Chaffe (221), sold for one hundred Spanish 
milled dollars, "all my interest in estate of Joel Martin of Attleborough 
set off to him from the estate of my grandfather Daniel Chaffe of 
Attleborough," indicating that Joel was dead. 

72 Sarah ^ Chaffe (Noah,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., 
August 20, 1722, and died there August 7, 1768. She married in Rehoboth, De- 
cember 25, 1740, William Blanden of that place, where they hved. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

226 i Lois^ Blanden, born February 1, 1741-2; married Amos Love. 

227 ii Ebenezer Blanden, born August 2, 1744; died young. 

228 iii Lucee Blanden, born March 8, 1745-6; married Jonathan Wilson. 

229 iv Shubael Blanden, born September 17, 1750; married Roxalina Sheldon. 

230 V Ebenezer Blanden, born February 26, 1754; married Nancy Wheeler. 

231 vi Christopher Blanden, born October 1, 1756; married Martha Martin, 

74 Shubael '^ Chaffe (Noah,3 Nathaniel2 Thomas was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., March 23, 1729-30, and died February 8, 1802. He married in Rehoboth, 
December 13, 1753, Elizabeth Crawford, who died May 14, 1815. 

Shubael Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, 
May 3, 1730. His father died when he was three years old, and his uncle Jon- 
athan Chaffe (8) was appointed his guardian. December 5, 1747, having reached 
an age when he was allowed to choose his own guardian, he made choice of his 
cousin, Ephraim Chaffe (44) from whom he bought for £26, 13s. 4d, April 4, 
1751, twenty acres of land in Rehoboth. At this time Shubael Chaffe was a laborer 
in Rehoboth, and later a farmer and innholder there. November 10, 1752, he 
bought for £60, of his brother, Christopher, who had moved to Woodstock, Conn., 
his share of their father's estate, being one-fourth part. March 12, 1754, Shubael 
and wife Elizabeth sold for £38 to Ebenezer Fuller eleven and three-fourths acres 
in Rehoboth, being land which his father, Noah, had bought of Hannah Turner. 
November 20, 1754, Shubael Chaffe, innholder, and his wife sold to Solomon Brad- 
ford, six acres of land in Rehoboth for £55. Ten days later, November 30th, 
Shubael sold to Noah Newman a triangular piece of land containing one and one- 
half acres for £1, 10s. March 11, 1755, he again sold to Solomon Bradford, this 
time four or five acres of land, being a "Lott laid out upon ye right of my father 
Noah Chaffe," for £125. March 31, 1766, he was chosen Fence Viewer in Reho- 
both. He served in the Revolution both with the Massachusetts and Rhode Island 
troops: 

"Chaffe, Shubael, Rehoboth. Capt. John Perry's co., Col. Timothy Walker's 
(22d) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 week, 1 day; also, 
company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also order for bounty coat or its equivalent 
in money dated Camp at Roxburj', Oct. 26, 1775. "*' [Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 



FOURTH GENERATION 67 

Shubael Chaffe also enlisted in OIney's Rhode Island Battallion for the war 
in Providence, R. I., February 1, 1777, and served until June 15, 1783. He is 
described as a laborer, born and of Rehoboth, age fifty-three, gray hair, light com- 
plexion, size, five feet, three inches. He was appointed Corporal soon after his en- 
listment, February 24, 1877. His name is found on the muster rolls of the 2d 
Rhode Island Regiment, Israel Axigell, Colonel, for November, 1778, January, 
February and April, 1779, August, September, October, November and December, 
1780; his name is also on a broadside, dated Champlain, N. Y., 1779-80. His 
name is also on the account of clothing supplied for 1780, 1781 and 1782. He was 
on extra service in 1780 and 1781; Orderly for Field Officers, September 8-22, 
1780, Orderly Major for Colonel Angell, September 29, Waiter to Field Officers, 
October 6 and 13, taking care of horses in the country, November 3, and 17, 
December 4-21, January 25 and February 2, 1781. He signed a receipt for pay to 
Daniel S, Dexter, Paymaster of the Rhode Island Regiment, in Rhode Island 
Village, June 11, 1781. In September, his regiment was stationed in Verplank's 
Point, N. Y. Lieutenant Commander Olney granted him a furlough from Sara- 
toga, N. Y., from December 22, 1782, to February 20, 1783. February 1, 1783, 
he is reported as entitled to two badges. June 15, 1783, he was granted another 
furlough. July 11, 1783, he received a note for the pay due him from January 1, 
1782, with six per cent interest. April 20, 1784, he received of J. S. Dexter in 
final settlement of his account with the United States, three certificates for $212, 
being balance due him for arrears of pay, etc. His service was in the 5th, 6th and 
8th Companies of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment. [Rhode Island Archives, State 
House, Providence, R. /.] 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

232 i Miriam Chaffe, born October 26, 1755; died; probably married a Burke 

and had a son Frederick; during the Revolution she was a hospital 
nurse, and received pay from November 1, 1778, for seventy-three 
davs. [Ihid.] 

233 ii Noah Chaffe, born August 22, 1757; died about June 23, 1780; enlisted 

in Rhode Island in the same company and regiment with his father 
and was also appointed Corporal, February 24, 1777, for the war; 
called "Noah Chafey of Providence;" his name is on the muster 
rolls for November, 1778, and January, 1779; mustered, Warren, 
February 7, 1779; on furlough in Providence, March, 1779; on muster 
roll for April, 1779; his name is also on a broadside for 1779-80, Dated 
Champlain, N. Y.; his name appears as having received clothing in 
1780; "Serg't Noah Chaffee" was reported killed, June 23, 1780; 
certificate for £64 due the heirs of Noah Chaffee, accepted by the 
General Assembly, in January, 1781. [Rhode Island Archives, State 
House, Providence, R. I.] 

234 iii Hannah Chaffe, born October 9, 1759; died April 27, 1841; married in 

Rehoboth, July 27, 1781, Allen, son of Samuel and Ruth Viall of 
that place; he was born there, December 23, 1756; drowned Sep- 
tember 23, 1815. 

235 iv Billie Chaffe, born September 21, 1765; died. 

236 V Bette Chaffe, born March 10, 1769; died. 

237 vi John Chaffe, born March 19, 1774; died. 

76 Joseph ■* ChafiEe (John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
January 17, 1701-2, and died March 15, 1760. He married Hannah, daughter of 
Ephraim May of Rehoboth, Mass. She was born in Swansea, October 1, 1704^ 



68 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

and was baptized there, February 12, 1706-7. After Joseph Chafife's death, she 
married (2) Ensign Joseph Sexton. 

Joseph Chaffe was Constable and Town Sealer of weights and measures in Bar- 
rington in 1729. 

January 21, 1729-30, "Joseph Chaffe Junr. of Barrington, boatman," bought 
of Benjamin Marcy of Woodstock, husbandman, a "Mansion house" and seventy- 
five acres of land in Woodstock, bounded by the land of Isaiah Tiffany and John 
Chaffe, for £300. 

February 23, 1729-30, "Joseph Chaffee Junr. of Barrington in the County of 
Bristol in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay In New England Boatman, for 
and in consideration of the sum of two himdred pounds to me paid by my Hon- 
oured Father, John Chaffee of Woodstock, in the County of Suffolk and Province 
aforesaid, yeoman, being part of my Portion or Patrimony of my said Father's 
Estate do by these presents Remit, Release and forever Quit Claim . . . 
unto my Father John Chaffee ... all my right title interest Claim & Demand 
unto all of Housing & Lands of my said Father being & lying in Woodstock Afore- 
said, belonging ... to me as a son or heir." This document was witnessed 
by his uncle Joseph Chaffe (18) and Samuel Luther. [Woodstock Land Records.] 
In those days a man was called "Junior" if there was another man in his family 
of the same Christian name, whether he was his father or not. Between the date 
of the above release and July 5, 1730, Joseph and his family removed to Woodstock, 
Mass. (now Conn.), as on the latter date his wife was admitted to the First Con- 
gregational Church of Woodstock by a letter of dismission and recommendation 
from the Church of Christ in Barrington. He settled in what is now West Wood- 
stock, and which was set off from Woodstock as the Second Precinct of Woodstock, 
or New Roxbury. 

September 29, 1730, "Joseph Chaffe of Woodstock in the County of Suffolk, 
in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Husbandman, & Hannah 
Chaffee wife of said Joseph" sold to "Samuel Millard of Swansey in the County of 
Bristol, in said Province, shipwright" for £110 "a certain Lott or Tract of Land 
acituate lying and being in the Township of Rehoboth and in that part thereof 
called by the name of the Four Thousand Acre Division and was originally granted 
to be laid out to mr: Ephraim May late of Rehoboth aforesd Deceased vizt In 
February 1712-13 lying adjoyning to Israel Peck's Land at the great meadow Hill 
the first Corner is the southeast Corner of said Peck's Land being a Stake and 
heap of Stones thence South by a way of four perch wide between this Lott & 
the Bounds of the Town Eighty Rods to a Black Oak for a Corner thence west to 
the said Peck's Land then bounding with said Peck's Land till it Come to the first 
corner; the south west corner is a Beach Tree in said Peck's Line and way laid out 
November 9th 1713 as may fully appear by the Records of the proprietors of 
Rehoboth, Reference thereto being had." This was signed by Joseph Chaffe and 
Hannah Chaffe and witnessed by Samuel and Sarah Pain. 

[Bristol County Registry of Deeds.] 

On the same date Joseph Chaffe bought of Isaiah Tiffany seventy acres of land 
in Woodstock for £171. January 3, 1742-3, "Joseph Chaffe, yeoman," bought 
of John Bartholomew, weaver, of Woodstock, forty-two acres of land in the south 
half of that place for £85. May 12, 1747, he bought of James Bowdoin, Esq., of 
Boston, one hundred and twenty acres of land in Woodstock for £592. He was a 
voter in Woodstock, September 12, 1749, when he was made a Freeman. Decem- 
ber 5, 1751, he bought one hundred and ninety-one acres of land in Wales, a dis- 



FOURTH GENERATION 69 

trict of Springfield, Mass., for £600, "old Tenor bills, "of Peter, Moses and Aaron 
Tufts, Francis Pierce and wife Deborah, Jolm Boon and wife, Elizabeth, all of 
Ashford, Conn., Jonathan Whitcomb, blacksmith, and wife, Sarah, of Littleton, 
Mass., Uriah Gleason and wife, Abigail of Oxford, Mass. 

January 1, 1753, he bought of Thomas Allen, for £220, forty acres of land in 
the south half of Woodstock. May 17th of the same year, he gave a mortgage 
on one hundred and sixty acres of land in Woodstock, to James Bowdoin of Bos- 
ton, for "two hundred & ninety Spanish mill dollars" the mortgage to run for a 
year with interest at six per cent, a forfeiture of five hundred and eighty Spanish 
mill dollars being the penalty of failure to meet the obligation. This was signed 
by Joseph and Hannah Chaffe. September 3, 1754, Joseph Chaffe sold to Elijah 
Hurlburt of Woodstock, for £3,200, a dwelling house, barn, stable and one hun- 
dred and sixty acres of land in Woodstock, September 20, 1754, "Joseph Chaffee 
of New Roxbury in Woodstock," bought of Ebenezer Jones of Wales, for £110, 
14s., one hundred and fifty acres of land adjoining what he had already bought 
in 1751, lying partly in Wales and partly in the adjoining town, Somers, Conn. 
June 4, 1755, Joseph and wife, Hannah of Woodstock, sold to Abraham Skinner 
of Maiden, Mass., for £300, one hundred and ten acres of land with a house, barn, 
corn-barn and one-half a saw-mill, all in Woodstock. The next mention of Joseph 
shows him to have moved to Wales, between June 4, 1755, and January 30, 1756, 
as on the latter date he sold to Stephen Williams of Springfield, land in Wales, for 
£4, 10s. February 9th following, buying of him one hundred and fifty-four acres 
and forty-four rods of land in the same place, for £13. The land where he settled 
reached from the top of Ball Mountain to Monson Line. March 30, 1757, he and 
his wife sold to James Bowdoin, for £67, one hundred and thirteen acres of the 
tract bought in 1754, partly in Wales, and partly in Somers. December 2, 1757, 
John Chaffe (16) died and Joseph, the eldest son, was executor of his will, and was 
his residuary legatee. May 8, 1758, he sold to his son, Joseph, Jr., for £55, fifty- 
six acres of land in Wales. February 5, 1760, he gave two rods of land "for the 
use and benefit of a pubhc highway." February 25th following, he sold to his 
second son, Benjamin, seventy-five acres of land in Wales for £45, and to his 
son, Asa, land there for £35, 8s. The same day he sold to his son, Isaiah, "the use 
and advantage" of a certain stream of water. One month after these transac- 
tions he died, and power of administration was granted to the widow, Hannah 
and son, Joseph, April 1, 1760. April lOth folio-wing, Stephen Stebbins, WiUiam 
King and John Bliss were appointed by the Judge of Probate to appraise the es- 
tate, and they met June 4th at the house of "the widow Mrs. Hannah Chaffey" 
and appraised the estate "as it was shewed them by Mrs. Hannah and Mr. Joseph 
Chaffee." In this inventory, the home lot was valued at £225, the total value 
of the estate being £423, 2s. 9d. Mention is made of horses, oxen, cows, thirteen 
goats (valued at 34s.) pigs, farming utensils, household furniture, clothing. Bibles 
and various rehgious books, pamphlets, etc. The debts, including bills to Doc- 
tors Terry and Morse for services during Joseph Chaffe's last illness, amounted to 
£246, 14s. August 18th, the widow and Joseph, as administrators, sold to John 
Firman, cordwainer of Springfield, for £116, one hundred acres of land partly in 
Wales, and partly in Somers, with a dweUing house and barn thereon, including 
eight rods "near the old goat pasture," the land adjoining that of Ephraim Chaffe 
(241). On this date, they also sold thirty-two and one-half acres of land in Wales 



70 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

to Isaiah Chaffe (247) of that place, he being the highest bidder and paying £9, 
15s. 

Joseph Chaffe died of smallpox, and one of the items in the account of the ad- 
ministrators against the estate is 5s. "for brimstone & rum to cleanse the infec- 
tion out of the house." He lies buried in the cemetery in Hampden, Mass. (for- 
merly South Wilbraham), where the inscription on his tombstone reads: 

" In memory of 

Mr. 

Joseph Chaffe 

who died of 

the Small Pox 

March 15, 1760 

in the 59th 
year of his age." 
That of his wife is also in the same cemetery and is inscribed : 

" In Memory of 

Mrs. Hannah 

formerly wife of 

Mr. Joseph Chaffee 

late wife of 

Ens Joseph Sexton 

who died 

May 26, 1787 

in the 80th year of her age. 

Aged and young ahke must lie 

In this cold bed of clay." 

Children, the eldest born in Barrington, the rest in Woodstock: 

-h238 i Sarah ^ Chaffe, born January 18, 1729; married (1) Isaac Morris; (2) 

Honorable John Bhss. 
+ 239 ii Joseph Chaffe, Jr., born January 9, 1730-31 ; married Esther Chaffe. 
+ 240 iii Benjamin Chaffe, born July 10, 1732; married Hannah Skinner. 
+ 241 iv Ephraim Chaffe, born about 1733; married Anna (or Anne) Torrey. 
+ 242 V Asa ChafTe, born June 5, 1734; married (1) Mary Hewlett; (2) Sarah 
Ormsbee. 
243 vi Jonathan Chaffe, born March 16, 1735-6; died. 
+ 244 vii Comfort Chaffe, born March 20, 1737-8; married (1) Mary Bliss; (2) 
Mrs. Hepzibah (Green) Chaffee. 

245 viii Hannah Chaffe, born June 17, 1742; died; baptized in the First Con- 

gregational Church, Woodstock, June 27, 1742. 

246 ix Darius Chaffe, born March 22, 1743-4; died after 1775; baptized in 

the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 13, 1744; 
removed to Wilbraham; on a pay roll dated December 5, 1775, 
of Captain Warriner's company of Wilbraham, Mass., "who 
marched in defense of Ammerican Liberty on ye Alarm last 
April occassioned by th Lexington Fight with ye number of 
officers & soldiers," appears the name of Darius ChafTe, private, 
service ten days, distance travelled one hundred and eighty miles 
from and to home, payment £1, 9s. 2d. 
+ 247 X Isaiah Chaffe, married Betty Manning. 
248 xi Joel Chaffe, born November 19, 1745; died; baptized in the First 
Congregational Church, Woodstock, February 11, 1746. 

77 Joel ^ Chaffe (John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born probably in Swansea, 
Mass., in 1702, and died in Woodstock, Conn., June 20, 1745. He married EHza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas Bicknell of Middleboro, Mass. She died before Feb- 
ruary 2, 1757, when her estate was divided. 



FOURTH GENERATION 71 

April 24, 1725, "Joel Chaffe, cordwainer [shoemaker] of Barrington, Mass.," 
bought of Joseph Bosworth of Rehoboth, Mass., thirteen acres of land there for 
£109. Barrington was set off from the western part of Swansea in 1717, and 
Joel's father and family lived in that part. April 15, 1729, Joel Chaffe of Rehoboth, 
bought of Joseph Allen of Barrington, four and three-fourths acres of land in Re- 
hoboth for £40. April 3, 1730, Joel and his wife, Elizabeth of Rehoboth, gave a 
quitclaim deed to Benjamin White of Middleboro, on a piece of land there which 
had formerly belonged to Elizabeth's father, Thomas Bicknell. January 9, 1730-1, 
Joel bought of James and Constant Viall of Barrington, twenty-eight acres of land 
in Rehoboth for £95. December 28, 1732, he and his wife sold to Stephen Fry 
of Woodstock for £500, eighteen acres and one rood of land in Rehoboth, the same 
day buying of him twenty-two acres and two roods of land with a house, a barn 
and a shop situated thereon, in Woodstock, for £550. Both men were shoemakers. 
January 1, 1732-3, he sold to Nathaniel Peck for £100, twenty-eight acres of land 
in Rehoboth, probably the property bought two years before of the Vialls. At 
this time he was still of Rehoboth, but during the year 1733, he moved to Wood- 
stock, whither his father had preceded him. Soon after his arrival there, in 1733, 
he bought of Jeremiah Robinson of Rehoboth, one hundred acres of land in Ash- 
ford, Conn., for £60, selling it March 12, 1733-4, to his uncle, Joseph Chaffe (18), 
for £85. In 1734, he bought two more tracts of land in Ashford, one of one hun- 
dred and fifty acres of Nathaniel Peck, for £135, and one of forty acres of John 
Bugbee of Ashford, for £40. September 8, 1735, he bought of Eliphalet Carpenter, 
and EUphalet Carpenter, Jr., of Woodstock, several pieces of land in the south 
half of that town, amounting to one hundred and fifty-five acres, and containing a 
mansion house. The price of this was £600. To this he added, March 18th fol- 
lowing, more land bought of Nathaniel Davenport, for £41, "good bills of credit." 
April 3, 1738, he sold to Benjamin Bugbee of Woodstock, twenty-five acres in the 
south half of the town for £50. 

May 26, 1742, Joel Chaffe and others petitioned the General Court in Boston 
(Woodstock at this time being part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony) to be made 
a separate town with religious privileges, the petitioners living very distant from 
the First Congregational Church in Woodstock, and that church being so small 
that it could not accommodate all those in the parish. [See 18.] Joel Chaffe lived 
four and a quarter miles from this church. December 11, 1742, Joel sold to Sam- 
uel Barnes of Barrington, for £75, seven acres and twenty rods of land in Wood- 
stock. February 9, 1744-5, he sold to his father, for £287, fifty acres of land in 
the south half of Woodstock, with a dwelling house on it. February 16, 1744-5, 
he sold to Thomas Allen for £366, another piece of land there. This was his last 
land transaction, as he died the following summer. His brother Joseph, being 
appointed October 21, 1745, as administrator of his estate, sold the entire real 
estate, consisting of seventy-five acres of land, to their brother, John (80), April 1, 
1747. The children received their father's share in their grandfather's estate, 
August 29, 1754. The estate of their mother was divided among the children in 
Woodstock, February 2, 1757. Joel Chaffe is thought to have been buried in 
Woodstock. 

Children, first two born in Rehoboth, the last five in Woodstock: 

249 i Elizabeth 5 Chaffe, born January 2, 1729-30; died before August 29, 
1754; married in Thompson, Conn., March 28, 1748-9, John Lee, 



72 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

their intention of marriage being published in Woodstock, March 
11, 1748-9. 
+ 250 ii Joshua Chaffe, born May 26, 1731 ; married Mary St. John. 
251 iii Joel Chaffe, Jr., born probably about 1732 or before May 6, 1733; died 
in Wilbraham, Mass., August 25, 1802, in his seventieth year; 
he married in Springfield, Mass., December 3, 1755, Hepzibah 
Green, born in Wales, Springfield Township, died December 19, 
1828, aged ninety-three; she married (2) Comfort ChafTe [see 
244]. Joel Chaffe, Jr., was baptized in the First Congregational 
Church of Woodstock, May 6, 1733; he was a blacksmith, farmer 
and miller, in 1801 owning a fulling mill; as early as 1764 he owned 
property in Wilbraham; March 8, 1768, "Joel Chaffee blacksmith 
of Wilbraham" sold to his cousin. Doctor Hezekiah Chaffe (79), 
of Windsor, Conn., for £30, ninety acres of land with the dwelhng 
house, barn and shop thereon, June 2d following leasing this 
same property from Doctor Chaffe at a yearly rental of twenty 
shillings, the lease being for the term of Joel's life and after his 
death to be continued while his wife Hepzibah remained his 
widow; March 11, 1769, Joel Chaffe was chosen Constable of the 
town of Wilbraham; May 30, 1770, he owned with his wife and 
others, pew number three in the Congregational Church there, 
but July 3d of the same year, he and his wife, with five others, 
occupied pew number fourteen there, May 11, 1772, he was chosen 
Juror in Wilbraham, and that year bought of Philip Lyon of that 
place property there for £22; his was one of the one hundred and 
twenty-five signatures to an agreement made in South Wilbraham 
in 1774, not to buy English-made goods; in 1776 he was chosen 
Fence Viewer in Wilbraham, and in December of that year, was 
one of those elected to the office of "deerreaves"; October 18, 
1779, he received $7 as bounty and mileage money for soldiers; 
March 22, 1786, he was chosen Surveyor; in the fall of that year, 
during Shays's Rebellion, he served as a Private in Lieutenant 
Lewis Langdon's Company, Colonel Gideon Burt's Regiment of 
Mihtia, Fourth Division, who marched to Springfield in support 
of the Government, service from September 22 to 28, 1786; he 
bought land in Wilbraham from 1785 to 1799; his will, dated 
October 5, 1802, gave all his property to his wife, as they had no 
children; February 8, 1805, she sold land to Comfort Chaffe 
(244), and May 10, 1808, another piece of land to Doctor Hezekiah 
Chaffe; both Joel and Hepzibah are buried in the old burying- 
ground, Hampden (formerly South Wilbraham), his tombstone 
bearing the following inscription : 
" Go home my friends, 

Dry up your tears, 

I must lie here 

Till Christ appears.' 

252 iv Abigail Chaffe, born January 16, 1734-5; died June 23, 1737; baptized 

in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, in January, 1734-5. 

253 v Abigail Chaffe, born July 2, 1737; died; married in Woodstock, May 29, 

1767, Nathaniel Goodell; she was baptized in the First Congrega- 
tional Church, Woodstock, August 7, 1737. 

254 vi Daniel ChafTe, born August 4, 1739; died December 23, 1740; baptized 

in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, September 30, 
1739. 

255 vii Lucy Chaffe, born May 8, 1742; died; maa-ried in Woodstock, January 

1, 1761, John Call; she was baptized in the First Congregational 
Church, Woodstock, June 20, 1742. 

256 viii Ruth Chaffe, born March 20, 1743-4; died November 17, 1796; baptized 

in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 13, 1744; 



FOURTH GENERATION 73 

July 3, 1770, with five others, she occupied pew number thirty in 
the gallery, women's side; buried in the old burying-ground, South 
Wilbraham (now Hampden) ; unmarried. 

78 Ebenezer '^ Chaffe (John,3 Joseph,2 Thomasi) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
September 22, 1704, and died in Woodstock, Conn., April 11, 17S4. He married 
(1), there, April 22, 1730, Mary, daughter of John and Abigail Scarborough. She 
was born July 25, 1708, and died in Woodstock, January 21, 1746-7. Ebenezer 
Chaffe married (2), February 2, 1747-8, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Margaret 
Bacon, their intention of marriage being published January 9, 1747-8. She was 
born November 24, 1696, and died December 29, 1753. He married (3), about 
1755, Mrs. Sarah (Adams) Durand, who died in Woodstock, August 5, 1782, in 
her sixty-third year. She was admitted to membership in the First Congregational 
Church there, April 16, 1780. 

Ebenezer Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 
October 3, 1731, and owned the covenant, October 10th following. He was still a 
communicant in that church July 3, 1737-8. December 21, 1733, "Ebenezer 
Chafee husbandman of Woodstock" bought land there for £96 of Nathaniel and 
Smith Johnson. May 19, 1755, he sold to Thomas Chapman, probably his son-in- 
law, for £200, ten acres there. April 3, 1760, he bought of Benjamin Skinner of 
Springfield, land in that township for £15. November 17, 1764, he sold to his son 
Ezra for £60, twenty-five acres of land in the south half of Woodstock. February 
11, 1765, "Ebenezer Chaffee yeoman" sold to his brother, "John Chaffee of Wil- 
braham" (which town had just been set off from Springfield as a separate town), 
thirty-eight and three-fourths acres of land there, the price being £6, 16s. 

Children, by first wife, born in Woodstock : 

257 i Samuel ^ Chaffe, born July 1, 1731 ; died September 5, 1758; inventory 
of his estate filed in Woodstock, May 1, 1759; baptized in the 
First Congregational Church, Woodstock, October 3, 1731. 
+ 258 ii Mary Chaffe, born August 27, 1733; married Thomas Chapman. 
+ 259 iii Rebecca Chaffe, born July 28, 1735; married John Howlett. 
+ 260 iv Tabitha Chaffe, born July 14, 1739; married Ephraim Carpenter. 
+ 261 V Ezra Chaffe, born April 9, 1742; married Jerusha Hurlburt. 
+ 262 vi Ebenezer Chaffe, Jr., born September 27, 1744; married Alice Fassett. 
263 vii Olive Chaffe, born December 9, 1746; died January 22, 1746-7. 

Children, by third wife, born in Woodstock: 

+ 264 viii Olive Chaffe, born March 24, 1756; married (1) Nathaniel Sanger; 

(2) Adams. 

+ 265 ix Samuel Chaffe, born June 9, 1760; married Azubah Sanger. 

+ 266 X Elizabeth Chaffe, born January 3, 1763, married Jonathan Paul. 

79 Hezekiah '^ Chaffe (John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas^) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
April 19, 1706, and died October 18, 1731. He married Mary, daughter of John 
Toogood of Swansea. He was a physician. April 7, 1730, he sold to Deacon 
Nathaniel Peck of Barrington, Mass., where he also lived, a road or way eight rods 
wide in that town, for £47. 

April 11, 1730, "Nathaniel Peck of Rehoboth, County of Bristol, Province of 
Massachusetts Bay in New England, Boatman," and his wife "Allice " who released 
her dowry and power of thirds, sold to " Hezekiah Chaffe of Barrington, County 
aforesaid. Physician ... for £300 ... A tract or messuage of Land 
Containing by estimation Twenty-five acres be it more or less situate, lying and 
Being in Rehoboth butted & Bounded as followeth viz — Begin-ing at the North 



74 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

east corner by a Rock, from thence Running by the Land of Nath'l Pain; thence 
up to a stake by a highway from thence bounded by the highway till it comes to 
a black oak tree; thence by the land of Nath'l Pain down to the River being all 
the land belonging to the s'd peck in that place. . . . 
"Signed, Sealed & Delivered 
" in presence of 

"Joseph AUin Nathaniel Peck [seal] 

"Nathaniel Paine her 

"Joel Chaffe Alce v Peck" [seal] 

mark 
The next mention of him is the appointment of his widow Mary, as administra- 
trix of his estate, November 16, 1731. 

"November 18, 1731. A true copy of the estate of Hezekiah Chaffe, lately 
deceased. 

"The Real Estate £320 

" The Personal Estate £185 14 10 

"Mary Chaffe, the widow Signed by Samuel Hills. 

Joseph Allen. 
Joseph Chaffe." 

On March 21, 1731-2, an inventory was taken of the estate of Hezekiah Chaffe 
consisting of drugs, medicine, bottles and "Chirurgeon Tools" amounting to 
£320, 14s. lOd. This was signed by the " appriseiers " Samuel Hills, Joseph Allen 
and Joseph Chaffe. 

"September 12, 1732. Charges against above Estate 
Im Primis 
To Timothy Barden for a coffin 

Digging the grave 

Drugs. 

Gloves. 

John Toogood for Grave Stones 



Nathaniel Paine 

Benjamin Chaffe 

Ann Chaffe 

Joseph Chaffe 12 10 3" 

November 16, 1732, bonds were given by Mary Chaffe, Samuel Hills, cooper, 
and Joel Chaffe, cordwainer (77), all of Rehoboth, and the administration of the 
estate was closed. January 22, 1732-3, Mary Chaffe sold to John Toogood, boat- 
man of Barrington, twenty-five acres of land in Rehoboth, with a dwelling house 
and barn on it for £265, buying back this property June 11th following for the 
same sum. October 18, 1734, she, with others, sold to John Toogood, for £80, a 
quitclaim deed of all interest on the estate of her father, John Toogood, in Swansea. 

In the ancient Chaffe burying-ground near Barrington, R. I (formerly within 
the hmits of Barrington, Mass., and before that of Swansea), on the Asa Peck farm, 
formerly the property of Thomas Chaffe the emigrant, then of Joseph, his son, 
and then of Joseph, his grandson (by whom it was sold to strangers), is found an 
old tombstone bearing the following inscription : 

"Here Lieth the body of Hezekiah Chaffe, died Octo.t ye 18th 1731 in ye 26th 
of his age." 

Children : 

267 i Mary ^ Chaffe, born in Rehoboth, July 29, 1728; probably died young. 

268 ii John Chaffe, born in Swansea; died after 1754; Nathaniel Peck ap- 



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pointed guardian to him and his brother Hezekiah, Jr., June 7, 
1748. Received land in Woodstock from his grandfather in 
1754. 
+ 269 iii Hezekiah Chaffe, Jr., born December 6, 1731; married Mrs. Lydia 
(Griswold) Phelps. 

80 John ^ Chaffe, Jr. (John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
February 10, 1706-7, and died January 2, 1796. He married in Woodstock, Mass. 
(now Conn.), December 17, 1730, Mehitable Mascraft, who died in South Wilbra- 
ham, June (January) 29, 1803, aged ninety-six years and twenty-six days. Their 
intention of marriage was entered in Woodstock, April 24, 1730, 

John Chaffe probably moved with his parents from Swansea to Woodstock, 
about 1729 or 1730, and was living there at the time of his marriage. He was 
baptized and owned the covenant in the First Congregational Church there, July 
29, 1733, the same day his wife being admitted to full communion with the same 
church. His name is found on the membership list February 24, 1740, and in 
March, 1753. July 15, 1745, he bought of John Bartholomew for £25, twenty 
acres and twenty perches of land in the south half of Woodstock. April 1, 1747, 
Joseph Chaffe (76), administrator of the estate of Joel Chaffe (77), sold to John 
Chaffe all the real estate of the said Joel, being seventy-five acres; January 14th 
following John Chaffe sold to Samuel Mascraft for £250, 75 acres of land there, 
probably that formerly belonging to Joel. John was a voter in Woodstock, when 
made a Freeman, September 12, 1749. September 25, 1752, "John Chaffe, husband- 
man," sold to James Franklin of Attleboro, Mass., sixty acres of land in Wood- 
stock for £450. August 29, 1754, he received from his father fifty acres of land 
valued at £70. December 24, 1754, he bought back from James Franklin the land 
he sold him in 1752, paying an advance price of £40. The land received from his 
father in 1754, "John Chaffe, yeoman" he sold April, 6, 1764, to Benjamin Skinner 
of Wilbraham for £255, the same day buying of Skinner three tracts of land in 
Wilbraham, one of thirteen acres with buildings thereon for £296, one of thirty- 
five acres for £30, and one of sixty-one acres for £18. June 30, 1765, he and his 
wife were dismissed from the church in Woodstock to the Second Congregational 
Church in Stafford, Conn. In 1768 they were members of the South Wilbraham 
Congregational Church. October 20th of that year, " John Chaffe and Mehitable 
his wife of South Wilbraham" sold to William Martin, Jr., of Woodstock, twenty 
eight acres of land and a mansion house there for £70. September 3, 1769, he 
gave to his son-in-law, Phineas Stebbins, "in consideration of that love and good- 
will which I do bear to son-in-law Phineas Stebbins, husbandman of Wilbraham " 
certain lots of land in that place. Three days later he sold to his son Simeon for 
£6, land there. May 30, 1770, a list of sittings in the Wilbraham Congregational 
Church states that " John Chaffee and wife," with six others, occupied pew number 
twenty-six. March 14, 1772, he sold to his son Amos, land in Wilbraham for £20. 
An agreement made in Wilbraham in 1774, not to purchase English-made goods, 
was signed by John Chaffee and one hundred and twenty -four other men. The 
farm on which John Chaffe lived in Wilbraham was inherited by his son Simeon, 
and from him, by his son Emery. 

In the old burying-ground in Hampden (formerly South Wilbraham) lie the 
remains of John Chaffe and his wife, their gravestones bearing the following in- 
scriptions : 



76 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

"In memory of 

Mr John Chaffe 

who departed this life 

Janry 2nd 1796 
aged 89 years 11 mos 
and 12 days 
My flesh shall slumber in the ground 
Till the last trumpets joyful sound 
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise 
And in my Saviours image rise." 

"In memory of 
Mrs. Mehitabel wife of 

Mr John Chaffe 

who departed this life 

Jun [or Jan] 29th 1803 

aged 96 years & 26 days 

I shall behold the face 

Of my forgiving God 

And stand complete in righteousness 

Washed in my Saviours blood." 

Children, born in Woodstock: 

270 i Mehitable ^ Chaffe, born February 24, 1732-3 ; died November 22, 1815 ; 

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, July 29, 
1733; with six others occupied pew number four in the Congre- 
gational Church, Wilbraham, July 3, 1770; buried in South Wil- 
braham (now Hampden) ; unmarried. 

271 ii Esther Chaffe, born January 14, 1734-5; married Joseph Chaffe. 

(See 239.) 
+ 272 iii Simeon Chaffe, born January 22, 1736-7; married Love Davis. 

273 iv Anna Chaffe, born May 1, 1739; died young; baptized in the First 

Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 6, 1739. 

274 V Amy Chaffe, born March 2, 1740; with five others, occupied pew 

number thirty in the gallery, women's side, in the Congregational 

Church, Wilbraham. 
+ 275 vi Amos Chaffe, born August 9, 1744; married Anna Brown. 
+ 276 vii Anna Chaffe, probably born about 1747-8; married Phineas Stebbins. 

90 Benjamin '^ Chaffe (Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas^) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
September 11, 1710, and died after 1774. He married (1) in Ashford, Conn., 
November 2, 1738, Hannah Chapman, who died there, January 18, 1739-40. He 
married (2) in Ashford, February 25, 1741, Priscilla Green of Mansfield, Conn., 
who died in Ashford, September 6, 1768. The following is from the records of the 
First Congregational Church in Ashford, having been entered by its first minister, 
Reverend James Hall: 

"April 1742. Then was also Priscilla Chaffee the wife of Benjamin Chaffee, 
accepted by the Brethern voting, as Dismissed or Recommended to us to be 
received into our communion. She having for several years been in full com- 
munion in the Church of Christ in Mansfield as the Rev. Mr. Williams his Pastoral 
letter declares." 

Benjamin Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 
Conn., July 16, 1732. March 12, 1735-6, he was living in Woodstock when his 
father "sold" him "for Love and Goodwill & Effection" one hundred acres of 
land in Ashford. Here he was living November 10, 1767, when he sold to Elijah 
Lyon, eight acres of land in Woodstock for £16, 15s., being part of his share of 



FOURTH GENERATION 77 

his father's estate. The last mentions of him in the records show him to have 
been hving in Ashford in 1773 and 1774, when he sold there two pieces of property 
to his son Francis Green Chaffe, one for £30, 5s., the other for £50. How long 
after this he lived is not known. 
Child, by first wife : 

277 i Benjamin ^ Chaffe, Jr., born in Ashford, January 18, 1739-40; died in 

Ashford, September 13, 1740. 

Children, by second wife, born in Ashford: 

278 ii Hannah Chaffe, died in infancy. 

279 iii Abigail Chaffe, born March 26, 1743 ; died ; probably married in Ashford, 

January 1, 1771, Jacob Orcutt; she was baptized in the First 
Congregational Church, Ashford, September 11, 1743. 
+ 280 iv Francis Green Chaffe, born April 6, 1745; married Dorcas Chaffee 
(312). 

91 James ^ Chaffee (Joseph, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born probably in Swansea, 
Mass., about 1713, and died in Monson, Mass., May 22, 1799. He was married (1) in 
Woodstock, Conn., June 16, 1737, by John Chandler, Esq., Justice of the Peace, 
to Beriah Hayden of Woodstock, born February 10, 1715-16, died June 24, 1758, 
Her name is found on a list of the members of the Woodstock Congregational 
Church as early as October 30, 1743. He married (2) in Killingly, Conn., August 
8, 1759, Rhoda Cady of that place. At this time he was living in Woodstock. 
She died May 22, 1799, and was buried in the same grave with her husband. 
November 4, 1747, Beriah Chaffe, an heir of Reverend John Child of Woodstock, 
and James Chaffee, her husband, of the same town, with other heirs of John Child, 
sold land to Jacob Child of Woodstock for £415. James Chaffee, a voter of Wood- 
stock, was made a Freeman, September 12, 1749. The records of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Woodstock, where he lived, show that December 12, 1763, 
James "Chaffe" did a day's work for the church for which he was paid 3s. 6d. 
He was drafted during the Revolution, but said that he could not leave such a 
large family. His son Abial, aged fifteen, stepped forward and, offering to take 
his father's i^lace, was accepted. James Chaffee was a farmer. 

Children, by first wife, born in Woodstock: 

281 i Nathan^ Chaffee, died October 8, 1750; baptized in the First Con- 

gregational Church, Woodstock, September 23, 1739. 
+ 282 ii Zebediah Chaffee, born April 11, 1741; married Mehetabel Preston. 

283 iii Dorothy Chaffee, born ^lay 6, 1743; died October 27, 1823; baptized 

in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 22, 1743. 

284 iv Sarah Chaffee, born April 27, 1746 ; married Samuel Chaffee (See 320.) 
+ 285 V James Chaffee, Jr., born March 22, 1748; married Sarah Howlett. 

+ 286 vi Nathan Chaffee, born November 17, 1750; married Priscilla Wedge. 
287 vii Abigail Chaffee, born January 2, 1753; died; baptized in the First 
Congregational Church, Woodstock, INIarch 11, 1753. 
+ 288 viii Chester Chaffee, born April 6, 1755; married Caroline Walker. 
289 ix Calvin Chaffee, born May 12, 1757; died April 25, 1758; baptized 
in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 29, 1757. 

Children, by second wife, born in Woodstock: 
+ 290 X Calvin Chaffee, born February 3, 1760; married Ruth Evidon. 
+ 291 xi Abial Chaffee, born August 13, 1761 ; married Hannah Seargent. 
+ 292 xii Charles Chaffee, born June 14, 1763; married Deborah . 

293 xiii Lucy Chaffee, born August 18, 1765; died; baptized in the First 
Congregational Church, Woodstock, October 20, 1765. 



78 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

294 xiv Martha Chaffee, born June 22, 1768; died April 13, 1772; baptized 
in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, July 3, 1768. 

+ 295 XV Chadwick Chaffee, born March 16, 1771; married Abigail Moulton. 

+ 296 xvi Stephen Chaffee, born September 25, 1773; married Ruth Under- 
wood. 

297 xvii Fatty Chaffee, born April 17, 1776; died in 1845. 

298 xviii Jemima Chaffee, born May 30, 1778; died. 

+ 299 xix Joseph Chaffee, born June 30, 1780; married Clarissa Dunham. 
+ 300 XX Leonard Chaffee, born April 11, 1782; married Betsey Needham. 

92 Abigail ■* OhafEe (Joseph,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
March 15, 1714-5, and died. She was married in Woodstock, Conn., May 22, 1735, 
by John Chandler, Justice of the Peace, to Joseph Wright, Jr., born in Andover, 
Mass., in 1713. Their intention of marriage was entered in Woodstock, March 1, 
1734-5, and they are known to have lived there until 1759. June 28, 1746, Joseph 
Wright of Woodstock sold to Thomas Chaffee of the same place, seventeen acres 
of land there for £35. 

Children, born in Woodstock, and baptized in the First Congregational Church 
there : 

301 i Huldah ^ Wright, baptized July 9, 1738. 

302 ii Sarah Wright, baptized July 9, 1738. 

303 iii Abiel Wright, baptized October 13, 1739. 

304 iv Abigail Wright, baptized September 27, 1741; died young. 

305 V Samuel Wright, baptized February 17, 1745. 

306 vi Hannah Wright, baptized NovemJaer 10, 1748. 

307 vii Abigail Wright, baptized April 8, 1750. 

308 viii Benjamin Wright, baptized February 25, 1753. 

309 ix Lemuel Wright, baptized May 15, 1757. 

93 Thomas ■* Chaffee (Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas*) was born in Swansea, Mass., 
October 18, 1716, and died in Woodstock, Conn., May 3, 1753. He was married 
there, September 11, 1740, by John Chandler, Esq., Justice of the Peace, to Dorcas 
Abbot, their intention of marriage being entered in Woodstock, August 6, 1740. 
She was born December 16, 1713, and died in Woodstock, August 22, 1798. " Widow 
Dorcas Chaffee " was admitted to the First Congregational Church there, January 
13, 1763. "Thomas Chaffe, weaver, of Woodstock" received from his father, 
January 13, 1745-6, twenty-three acres of land in Woodstock worth £230 as part 
of his portion of his father's estate "towards his advancernent and settlement in 
the world"; on this land he had already "erected a dwelling house." June 28, 
1746, he added to this, seventeen acres of land in Woodstock which he bought 
of Joseph Wright, Jr., for £35. He lived all his life in Woodstock. On his death 
one-half of his estate went to his widow, together with the use of the house during 
her life; the other half of the estate going to his children, Jemima, Dorcas and 
Rhoda. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 

+ 310 i Jemima ^ Chaffee, born May 12, 1741 ; married Hodges. 

311 ii Dorcas Chaffee, born May 17, 1744; died August 31, 1746; baptized 

in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 27, 1744. 

312 iii Dorcas Chaffee, born June 12, 1747; married Francis Green Chaffee. 

(See 280.) 
+ 313 iv Rhoda Chaffee, married Corbin. 



FOURTH GENERATION 79 

94 Joseph '^ Chaffee, Jr., (Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) died about 1797. He 
was married in Woodstock, Conn., December 20, 1741, by John Chandler, Esq., 
Justice of the Peace, to Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Gould. Their 
intention of marriage was published December 9, 1741. She was born February 
19, 1719. Joseph Chaffee moved from Woodstock to Ashford, Conn., where, 
September 3, 1744, his wife was admitted to the First Congregational Church, 
by a letter of dismissal from the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, on 
whose membership hst her name appears in 1740 and 1741. December 31, 1743, 
"Joseph Chaffee Jun. of Ashford" received one hundred acres of land in the 
southern part of that town as a gift from his father. January 16, 1756, Joseph 
and Hannah Chaffee of Ashford cjuitclaimed for £100, all their right and title in 
the estate of Thomas and Rebecca Gould, their parents, to Daniel Marscraft 
[Mascraft] of Woodstock. March 13, 1761, "Joseph Chaffe, yeoman, of Ashford" 
sold to Nathan Bishop of Woodstock, six acres of land in the south half of that 
town for £24. 

October 3, 1797, in Ashford, Joseph Briggs, as administrator of the estate of 
Joseph Chaffee late of Ashford, appointed men to divide the estate among the 
widow and children, Rebecca Griggs, Sarah Powers, Hannah Broughton and 
Jemima Chapman. No mention is made of the son Thomas, so it is presumed 
that he was dead, or he would have been one of the heirs-at-law. 

Children, all but the fourth known to have been born in Ashford: 

314 i Rebecca^ Chaffee, married Griggs; died after 1797; baptized in 

the First Congregational Church, Ashford, September 3, 1749. 

315 ii Sarah Chaffee, died after 1797; married in Woodstock, November 25, 

1773, Nathan Powers; baptized in the First Congregational Church, 
Woodstock, November 17, 1751. 

316 iii Thomas Chaffee, died probably before 1797; baptized in the First Con- 

gregational Church, Ashford, September 26, 1752. 

317 iv Hannah Chaffee, died after 1797; married Broughton. 

318 V Jemima Chaffee, died after 1797; married Chapman; baptized in 

the First Congregational Church, Ashford, October 10, 1757. 

95 Samuel ■* ChafEe (Joseph, ^ Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born probably in Wood- 
stock, Conn., about 1723, and died there, December 14, 1782, in his sixtieth year. 
He married (1) in Woodstock, August 6, 1746, Susanna Lyon, their intention of 
marriage being published ]\Iay 29, 1746, both being of W^oodstock. She died June 
9, 1768, and he married (2) INIary Howlett, who died in Woodstock, October 5, 
1798. Samuel Chaffe and wife Susanna were members of the First Congregational 
Church of Woodstock, November 8, 1746. April 25, 1773, Mary, wife of Samuel 
Chaffe, was admitted to membership in the same church. He was living in Wood- 
stock, April 28, 1766, when he bought for £138, of Nathaniel Daniels of Killingly, 
Conn., one hundred and twenty-eight acres of land in that place, where in 1769 
he was living. The inventory of his estate was taken February 10, 1783, and 
December 8, 1783, Mary Chaffe, widow, was made administratrix. January 19, 
1784, she was authorized to dispose of the property and a distribution of it was 
made April 6, 1784, the heirs being the widow, and five children, Henry, Caleb, 
Isaac, Parker and Walker, the sons Samuel and Thomas and daughters Molly 
Hutchings and Theda Afton (or Alton) having already received more than their 
share of the estate. 



80 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children, by first wife, born in Woodstock: 

+ 319 i Henry ^ Chaffe, born June 6, 1747; married Rachel Plank. 

+ 320 ii Samuel Chaffe, Jr., born September 15, 1749; married Sarah Chaffee 

(284). 
321 iii Molly Chaffe, born April 26, 1753; died young; baptized in the First 
Congregational Church, Woodstock, July 1, 1753. 

+ 322 iv Thomas Chaffe, born February 22, 1756; married Mary . 

323 V Molly ChafTe, born August 1, 1758; married in Woodstock, February 
27, 1783, John Hutchins; baptized in the First Congregational 
Church there September 17, 1758. 
+ 324 vi Caleb Chaffe, born July 25, 1761; married Naomi Aldrich. 

325 vii Isaac Chaffe, born April 10, 1763; died young; baptized in the First 

Congregational Church, Woodstock, August 4, 1763. 

326 viii Theda (Rhoda) Chaffe, born June 19, 1765; married in Woodstock, 

December 7, 1781, Joseph Alton (or Afton) ; baptized in the 
First Congregational Church there September 1, 1765. 

327 ix Isaac Chaffe, baptized in the First Congregational Church, Wood- 

stock, June 13, 1768; the following Revolutionary War record 
is possibly that of this Isaac, though he would have been less 
than twelve years of age at the time of enlistment: 

"Chaffee, Isaac. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards 
stationed at Springfield; enlisted Jan. 22, 1780 discharged April 
22, 1780; service, 3 mos.; enlistment, 3 months; also pay roll of 
a number of men hired by Capt. John Carpenter to serve as 
guards at Springfield to fill the deficiency caused by the discharge 
of those whose term expired in April, 1780; hired April 22, 1780; 
discharged May 31, 1780; also Captain Carpenter's co. of guards 
stationed at Springfield; enhsted June 8, 1780; enlistment, 8 
months; reported enlisted into Continental service Aug. 20, 1780." 
[Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 

Children, by second wife, born in Woodstock: 

328 X Parker Chaffe, born July 31, 1773; baptized in the First Congregational 

Church, Woodstock, August 8, 1773; lived in Woodstock, but 
was Uving in Canaan, N. H., July 23, 1799, when he joined his 
brother Walter in selling for $233.34 to Rebecca Newell of Wood- 
stock, land there formerly belonging to their parents, Samuel and 
Mary Chaffee. 

329 xi Walter Chaffe, born April 29, 1777; baptized in the First Congrega- 

tional Church, Woodstock, in 1777; lived in Canaan in 1799, 
when he joined his brother Parker, in a sale of land, as given 
above; moved to New York state about 1823; was a tailor and 
had a wooden leg, with a handle on it; supposed to have married 
and had children. 

97 Josiah ■* ChafEee (Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born September 1, 1731, 
and died in Woodstock, Conn., October 10, 1802. He married in Killingly, Conn., 
July 13, 1758, Sarah Cady of that place, born July 4, 1737, died in Woodstock, 
October 27, 1818, and was buried there. 

Nine days before his marriage, July 4, 1758, Josiah Chaffee of Woodstock, 
received from his father three-quarters of an acre of land there, valued at £3. 
Whether he bought this, whether it was given him as part of his inheritance, or 
as a wedding gift, is not certain. April 17, 1762, "Josiah Chaffee husbandman" 
sold to Asa Chaffee (242) land in Woodstock for £29. April 19, 1762, he bought of 
his brother Stephen for £20 land there. November 11, 1772, Sarah, wife of Josiah, 
was admitted to the First CongregationalChurch of Woodstock by letter from the 



FOURTH GENERATION 81 

church in North Woodstock. She was executrix and sole legatee of his estate. 
Her estate was administered by her daughter Chloe, she being appointed by the 
Court, July 27, 1819, in Woodstock. The estate was divided there September 8, 
1820, among eight hving children. 
Children, born in Woodstock: 

+ 330 i Jonathan Cady ^ Chaffee, born October 19, 1759; married Ruth Wells. 

331 ii Chloe Chaffee, born April 17, 1761; died in Woodstock, January 31, 

1830, unmarried; July 7, 1797, she bought of her uncle, Stephen 
Chaffee (96), two acres of land in Woodstock where she lived; 
he gave her in 1798, a Testament, now in the possession of the 
writer, containing a family record; by his will she received £10 
and the exclusive rights to his "pair trees "; she administered her 
mother's estate. 

332 iii Cyrus Chaffee, born July 18, 1762; died at sea, June 10, 1780, of a 

wound received during a sea fight; he was baptized in the First 
Congregational Church, Woodstock, August 22, 1762; while a 
resident of Rhode Island he enlisted there, April 21, 1777, for 
fifteen months in the Continental Service, as a Private in Colonel 
Stanton's regiment, Captain Hammitt's company; he also appears 
as a Private in Captain Daniel Tilden's company of Lebanon, 
New London County, Conn., formed March 7, 1778, and arrived 
in camp July 1, 1778. 

+ 333 iv Anna Chaffee, born February 3, 1764; married Perley Sanger. 
33-4 v Candace Chaffee, born August 27, 1766; died after 1820; married 

Barber; she was baptized in the First Congregational 

Church, Woodstock, August 27, 1775; died suddenly. 
335 vi Sarah Cady Chaffee, born April 20, 1768; died January 19, 1856; 
married in Woodstock, July 22, 1804, by Reverend Ehphalet L. 
Clerk, to John Sanger, a widower; he was eighty -two years old 
and father of Perley Sanger, husband of Anna Chaffee and of 
Azubah Sanger, the wife of Samuel Chaffee (265) ; they had no 
children; she was baptized in the First Congregational Church, 
Woodstock, August 27, 1775. 

+ 336 vii Josiah Willard Chaffee, born May 22, 1770; married Ruth Robbins. 

+ 337 viii Molly Chaffee, born December 14, 1771; married Samuel Lyon. 
338 ix Betsey Chaffee, born July 14, 1773; died; married Samuel^ Hewlett 
(649) (Rebecca^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomasi), 
born in Woodstock, February 29, 1764 (?); they had no children; 
she was baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, 
August 27, 1775. 

+ 339 X David Chaffee, born September 16, 1776; married (1) Abigail Paul; 
(2) Almira Freeman. 
340 xi Rhoda Chaffee, born January 24, 1779; died in Woodstock, June 30, 
1780; baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 
October 31, 1779. 



FIFTH GENERATION 

111 Freelove ^ ChafEe (Amos,'* Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., and died. She married there, November 27, 1746, Eliphalet, 
son of Ephraim and Martha (Ide) Carpenter. He was born in Rehoboth, May 26, 
1721, and died June 22, 1801. He served in the Revolution. Freelove Chaffe was 
baptized in the First Congregational Church in Rehoboth, July 2, 1732. She and 
her husband lived there for many years after their marriage, about 1790 moving 
to Randolph, Vt., and from there in 1799 to Barre, Vt. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

341 i Amos^ Carpenter, born February 7, 1747; married Sarah Ide. 

342 ii Hannah Carpenter, born June 1, 1751; died August 19, 1854. 

343 iii Ephraim Carpenter, born December 7, 1753; married Sarah Titus. 

344 iv Eliphalet Carpenter, Jr., born April 13, 1757; married Judith Robinson. 

345 v Remember Carpenter, born January 13, 1762; married Phebe Smith. 

346 vi Hannah Carpenter, born May 20, 1765; died November 11, 1777. 

347 vii Comfort Carpenter, born April 13, 1771. 

For further descendants see Carpenter Genealogy, by Amos B. Carpenter. 

125 Charles ^ ChafEee (Thomas,^ Thomas,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., June 5, 1744, and died. He married, April 17, 1771, Mrs. Mary 
(Peck) Jacob, daughter of Nathaniel and Alice (Fish) Peck, and widow of Allen 
Jacob. She was born December 11, 1782. Charles Chaffee was baptized in the 
First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, June 17, 1744. He served in the Revo- 
lution as follows : 

"Chafee, Charles, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Phanuel Bishop's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service 8 days. 

"Chaffee, Charles. Sergeant, 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." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in 
the War of the Revolution.] 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

348 i Lucy*' Chaffee. 

349 ii Jacob Chaffee, born September 3, 1773. 

350 iii Russell Chaffee, born January 15, 1776; "Russell Chaffee, yeoman," sold 

land in Rehoboth and Seekonk, Mass., from 1810 to 1817. 

129 Amos ^ ChafEe (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., December 11, 1750, and died at sea, March 9, 1793. He married 
in Rehoboth, February 22, 1775, Sarah, daughter of Major Nathan Munroe of 
that place. She was born May 15, 1754, and died in Providence, R. I., July 12, 
1800. 

Amos Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, 
March 17, 1750. He was a stone-mason and lived in Providence, having moved 
there soon after his marriage. The Providence Town Records contain the following 
entries in regard to him : 



FIFTH GENERATION S3 

"The Town of Providence debt to carting a load of the Records of Imps Court, 
and the Records of this town, from the Town to Colonel John Wartemans in John- 
stone about six or seven miles £1 shl6 dO. 

"Amos Chaffe 
"Providence R. I. Dec. ye 9th Ad 1776. 

"At a Town meeting of the Town of Providence R. I. held on the 16th day of 
May Ad 1777. It was voted and asked that twelve shillings lawful money be paid 
to Amos Chaffee of Providence, R. I. out of the Town Treasury for removing the 
Town Records to Johnston by warrant from the Governor upon the Alarm in 
December last. 

"Witness Theodore Foster Town Clerk 
"To Mr. James Arnold Town Treasurer." 

]May 4, 1789, Amos Chaffe and several others addressed a petition to the Town 
Council, asking them to allow inoculation for smallpox, and to open a hospital 
for the treatment of that disease. That year also he was appointed administrator 
of the estate of his brother Thomas. 

Children, born in Providence: 

351 i Amos Chaffe (Chafee), Jr., born November 24, 1775; died in Prov- 
idence, November 21, 1S03; lived in Baltimore, Md., unmarried; 
he died intestate and his sister 8arah was made administratrix 
of his estate, and the inventory taken February 13, 1S04; he had 
a pew in the Beneficent Congregational Society Meeting House, 
in 1803. 
+ 352 ii Otis Chaffe, born November 13, 1777; married Amy Underwood. 
353 iii Sarah Chaffe, born September 7, 1779; died; married, July 5, 1801, 
Pardon Bosworth. 
+ 354 iv Nathan M. Chaffe, married Matilda Griffith. 
+ 355 V Zechariah Chaffe, born December 21, 1785; married Mary Eddy. 
356 vi Hannah Chaffe, b^rn May 10, 1788; died June 7, 1857; married William 

+ 357 vii Sophia Munroe Chaffe, born November 25, 1792; married Nathaniel 
Barstow. 
358 viii Nancy Chaffe, died; lived with her brother Nathan, unmarried, 

130 Joseph ^ ChafEee (Thomas,'* Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., September 17, 1752, and died in Seekonk, Mass. (formerly Re- 
hoboth), February 5, 1842. He was married (1) in Rehoboth, October 26, 1775, 
by Elder Samuel Peck, to Lois Barney of that place, their intention of marriage 
being entered there, September 5, 1775. She died in 1790, and was buried in Re- 
hoboth. He was married (2) there June 12, 1791, by Reverend John Ellis, to 
Huldah, daughter of Colonel Timothy Walker of that place. She was born April 
29 (May 22), 1755. April 26, 1797, she sold her share of her father's estate, being 
the south half of nineteen acres in Rehoboth. 

Joseph Chaffee served as a Private and Corporal in the Revolution, as follows: 

"Chaffe, Joseph, Rehoboth. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co.; receipt dated 
Dorchester, for wages for service from Aug. 12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776; also, Capt. 
Hodges's CO., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; receipts for wages for Oct. and Nov., 
1776, dated Dorchester; also, same co. and regt.; credited with 2 days travel 
allowance ; roll dated Nov. 29, 1776; company drafted from various towns in Bristol 
Co. 

"Chaffe, Joseph. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co., Col. Williams's regt.; 
service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I. Roll dated Re- 
hoboth, Jan. 13, 1778. 

"Chaffe, Joseph, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 6 days, on 



84 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.; by order of Col. Slead all the men in Swanzey were 
joined in one company under Capt. Peck, the other officers refusing to serve. 
Roll sworn to at Rehoboth." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
the Revolution.] 

March 9, 1796, Joseph Chaffee bought for £18 of Noah Chaffe (148) land in 
Rehoboth. 

Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth: 

359 i Lucy ^ Chaffee, born December 5, 1776; married Joseph Smith. 

360 ii Barney Chaffee, born October 7, 1778; died at sea; probably married 

Nancy , who died in Bristol, R. I., June 14, 1812, aged 

twenty-one. 

361 iii Joseph Chaffee, Jr., born June 28, 1780; left home and was never heard 

of again. 

362 iv Martha Chaffee, born July 10, 1784; married Joseph Mason. 

+ 363 V William Chaffee, born FelDruary 4, 1786; married Martha Bowen. 

Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth : 

364 vi Charlotte Chaffee, born October 10, 1791; married in Seekonk, Sep- 
tember 13, 1812, John Arnold. 
+ 365 vii Walker Chaffee, born September 10, 1793; married Patience Bowen. 
+ 366 viii Wilder Chaffee, born March 31, 1796; married Sabrina Bowen. 
+ 367 ix Huldah Chaffee, born May 19, 1798; married Benjamin Peck. 

131 Thomas s Chaffe, Jr. (Thomas,* Thomas, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1), was born 
in Rehoboth, Mass., March 9, 1755, and died in Providence, R. L, November 26, 
1788. He married in Rehoboth, December 7, 1780, Hannah, daughter of Nathan 
Munroe of that place. She died in Providence, March 9, 1785, aged thirty-two. 
Thomas Chaffe, Jr., was baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, 
May 11, 1755. He served in the Revolution with the Rhode Island troops as 
follows : 

"Chafee Thomas. Private, Col. John Topsham's Reg't. raised for 3 yrs. Dec. 
26, 1776, as per list of balances reported due by the committee, Oct. 17, 1785." 
[Manuscript, Rhode Island Historical Society.] 

"Chaffee, Thomas. Paid his money by town council for one month military 
service from Oct. 1, 1777, in place of a person who refused to serve." [Providence 
Town Papers.] 

"Thomas Chaaffee," probably this man, a gunner, was one of the American 
prisoners on the Island of Rhode Island, April 29, 1778. He was taken prisoner 
on board the ship Reprisal when she was captured by the British ship Unicorn. 
[Rhode Island Archives, State House, Providence, R. I.] 

" Chafey, Thomas. In Carlile's Co., Artillery, under Lt-Col. Josiah Flagg. 
Did service on Rhode Island 11 days from July 29-Aug. 7, 1780." 

He was a blacksmith in Providence, December 14, 1784, when he bought of 
Nathan Munroe, ninety-six and three-quarters acres and twenty rods of land in 
Swansea, Mass., for £261, 7s. 13d. His brother Amos was appointed adminis- 
trator of his estate in 1789. 

Children : 

368 i Thomas « Chaffe (Chaffee), Jr., born about 1781 ; died; sold land in Swan- 

sea in 1806, when he owned land in Rehoboth, where he lived; "yeo- 
man." 

369 ii David Chaffe (Chaffee), born August 15, 1783; died August 24, 1784, 

aged eleven months and nine days; buried in North Burying-Ground, 
Providence. 



FIFTH GENERATION 85 

132 Stephens Chafle (Thomas,^ Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born 
probably in Rehoboth, Mass., about 1757, and died in Springville, N. Y., January 
23, 1819, in his sixty-third year. He was married in Swansea, Mass., December 

14, 1783, by Elder Russell Mason of that place, to Patience Mason, who died April 

15, 1838, in her seventy-fourth year, and was buried with her husband in Spring- 
ville. 

Stephen Chaffe served in the Revolution as follows : 

"Chaffee Stephen, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. James Hill's co.. Col. Williams's 
regt.; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I.; also, Capt. 
Peleg Peck's co., Col. John Daggett's regt.; enhsted Jan. 16, 1778; discharged 
April 1, 1778; service 2 mos. 15 days; company stationed at Warwick, R. I.; en- 
listment, 3 months ; roll sworn to at Swanzey ; also, descriptive list of men mustered 
by James Leonard, Muster Master, dated Taunton, June 1, 1778; Capt. Joseph 
Frankhn's (10th) co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt.; age, 20 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, brown ; eyes, blue ; residence, Rehoboth ; 
enlistment, 9 months from time of arrival at Fishkill. 

'Chaffey, Stephen, Rehoboth Descriptive list of men enhsted from Bristol Co. 
for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, June 16, 1778; 
10th CO., 1st regt.; age, 20 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; residence 
Rehoboth; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commis- 
sioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
in the War of the Revolution.] 

Stephen Chaffe was a carpenter and farmer. In 1796 he lived in Pittsford, Vt., 
and in 1800 in Chittenden, Vt., between 1796 and ISOl buying and selling land in 
those towns. He is also said to have lived in New Hampshire. About 1817 or 
1818 he moved from Wallingford, Vt., to Springville. 

Children : 

+ 370 i Charles « Chaffe, married Polly Miles. 

+ 371 ii Jonathan Chaffe, born in November, 1785; married Nancy Aldrich. 

+ 372 iii Stephen Harrison (?) Chaffe, married Salome Starkey. 

373 iv Phoebe Chaffe. 

+ 374 V Rhoda Sophronia Chaffe, born July 11, 1792; married Timothy S. 
Nichols. 

375 vi Amy Chaffe. 

376 vii Patience Chaffe, married Alanson Lovelace, and lived in Rochester, 

N. Y. 

377 viii Rebecca Chaffe. 

378 ix Mary Chaffe, lived with her sister Mrs. Nichols in Vermont; later 

moved to New York state. 

379 x Sally Chaffe. 

134 Josiah s ChafEe (Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., February 10, 1728-9, and died there, April 24, 1800. He married 
in Ashford, April 10, 1760, EUzabeth Dimmock, who died April 26, 1814, aged 
seventy-seven, and was buried in Ashford. 

Josiah Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, 
February 23, 1728-9. He bought land in Ashford as early as 1753, and later made 
several other purchases there. He was admitted to the new freeman's oath in 
Ashford, April 13, 1778. Under the date of May 5, 1787, we find that his ear- 
mark for cattle was "a half penny cut out of each side of the left ear." April 4, 
1815, in Ashford, Carpenter Chaffe, one of the heirs of Josiah Chaffe, moved for a 
division of the property that belonged to the widow, Elizabeth, "now deceased," 



86 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

the same to be divided equally among the seven surviving children, Frederick, 
Josiah, Fidelia, Susanna, Israel D., Carpenter and Elihu. 

The tombstone of Elizabeth (Dimmock) Chaffee in the graveyard in the present 
town of Warrenville, Conn., bears the following inscription: 

"Mrs. Elizabeth Consort of Josiah Chaffee 

Died April 26 1814 aged 77 years 

What heavenly voice is that 

Which calls my soul away 

I leave this dark abode 

And see immortal day." 

Children, born in Ashford: 

380 i FideUae Chaffe, born March 16, 1761; died after 1815; she was bap- 

tized in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, March 22, 
1761. 

381 ii Elizabeth Chaffe, born July 29, 1762; died after January 9, 1802, 

when her will, made in Ashford, mentions as heirs, her mother, 
her brothers Carpenter, Israel 1)., Elihu and Frederick, sisters 
Fidelia and Susanna, and niece Nancy Carpenter Chaffe, ap- 
pointing as executor Carpenter Chaffe; she was baptized in the 
First Congregational Church, Ashford, August 15, 1762. 

-1-382 iii Josiah Chaffe, born April 26, 1765; married Joanna Parker. 

+ 383 iv Frederick Chaffe, born March 6, 1767; married Elizabeth Knowlton. 

384 V Susanna Chaffe, born May 19, 1769; died after 1815. 

385 vi Abigail Chaffe, born March 4, 1771; probably died before 1802, as she 

is not mentioned in the will of her sister Elizabeth. 
390 vii Israel Dimmock Chaffe, born July 7, 1772; died after 1815; married 
Esther, daughter of Benjamin Walker of Ashford, where she died 
June 3, 1807; aged thirty-eight; she was buried in Warrenville, 
Conn.; no children; in 1803 he sold land in Becket, Mass. 
-f 391 viii Carpenter Chaffe, born February 7, 1774; married Lois Lyon. 
392 ix William Chaffe, born October 27, 1775; died August 21, 1776. 
-1-393 X Elihu Chaft'e, bom May 6, 1777; married AUce Reed. 
394 xi Ephraim Chaffe, born May 9, 1779; died September 25, 1779. 

135 Thomas ^ ChafEee (Jonathan,* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., April 8, 1731, and died in Becket, Mass., December 5, 1810. 
He married in Willington, Conn., March 26, 1761, Hannah, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth Reed. She was born there October 3, 1742, and died in Becket, May 5, 
1836. Thomas Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Ash- 
ford, May 16, 1731. He was of that town in 1758, when he bought of James Bick- 
nell, a fellow townsman, for £75, fifty acres of land, partly in Ashford and partly 
in Willington. He probably moved to Wilhngton about the time of his marriage, 
as all but the youngest of his children were born there, and he was of that place 
September 17, 1783, when he bought of Elijah Carpenter of Becket for £100, one 
hundred and six acres of land in the latter town, lying east of a pond called " Yo- 
akem Pond," being lot number forty-two in the second division. Soon after he 
moved with his family to Becket, where on April 3, 1784, he and his wife were 
admitted to membership in the First Congregational Church by letter from the 
church in Willington. March 1, 1793, he was chosen with two others to super- 
intend the records of the church. He was a farmer and was known as a kind and 
Christian neighbor. It is said to have been his custom to take a neighbor's little 
daughter behind him on his horse, as he and his wife rode to church. Administra- 



FIFTH GENERATION 87 

tion was granted on his estate, January 8, 1811, his widow and twelve children 
being mentioned as his heirs. 

Children, all but the youngest born in Willington : 

+ 395 i Benjamin 6 Chaffee, born November 16, 1762; married (1) Mercy 

Ellis; (2) Mrs. Cornehus Seabung. 
+ 396 ii Deliverance Chaffee, born October 26, 1764; married Anthony Church. 
397 iii Joshua ChafTee, born May 5, 1766; died in Aurelius, N. Y., where he 

lived ; unmarried. 
+ 398 iv Thomas ChafTee, Jr., born March 15, 1768; married Abigail Knowlton. 
+ 399 V Jonathan Chaffee, born March 4, 1771; married Rebekah Wadsworth. 
+ 400 vi Lois Chaffee, born March 12, 1773; married Joshua Ames. 
+ 401 vii Nathan Chaffee, born February 24, 1775; married Polly Eaton. 
+ 402 viii Hannah Chaffee, born May 22, 1777; married David Putnam. 
+ 403 ix Zephaniah Chaft'ee, born October 11, 1779; married Phebe Carpenter. 
+ 404 X Caleb Chaffee, born July 9, 1781; married (1) Martha Fletcher; (2) 

Elizabeth Davenport. 
405 xi Calvin Chaffee, born June 9, 1783 ; died after 1811 ; Uved in Scipio, N. Y. 
+ 406 xii Abigail Chaffee, born April 23, 1785; married Amos Watkins. 

136 Hannah ^ Chaffee (Jonathan,-* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., November 28, 1733, and died in Tolland, Conn., June 29, 1804. 
She married there, March 3, 1768, Shubael, son of John and Elizabeth Reed. He 
was a widower with six children, one of these was Samuel, one of whose descendants 
married WilUam Chaffee (3501). [See Appendix H.] Shubael Reed was born in 
Willington, Conn., September 27, 1729, and died in Tolland, September 22, 1790. 
He was a farmer in Tolland, where he and Hannah (Chaffe) Reed were buried. 
His estate, consisting of a farm in Tolland and personal effects, was distributed 
among his widow and ten children, April 25, 1791. Hannah Chaffee was baptized 
in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, March 17, 1733-4. The inventory 
of her estate was taken June 8, 1805, her son Wilham being appointed adminis- 
trator. 

Children, born in Tolland: 

407 i Mary ^ Reed, born January 1, 1769. 

408 ii John Reed, born June 1, 1770. 

409 iii Shubael Reed, Jr., born September 3, 1771. 

+ 410 iv WiUiam Reed, born May 20, 1773; married (1) Eunice Fields; (2) 
Polly White. 

411 V Hannah Reed, born May 1, 1775, 

137 William s Chaffee (Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., July 30, 1736, and died there June 9, 1770. He married in 

Ashford, July 21, 1762, Anna Bibbins, who after his death married (2) 

Robinson. William Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church 
of Ashford, September 12, 1736. He was a farmer, and lived in his native town, 
where in 1769 he bought seven and a half acres of land of Elisha Lathrop of Nor- 
wich, Conn., for 46s. June 18, 1771, his estate, amounting to £71, 5s. was ad- 
ministered in Ashford, by his widow. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

412 i Eunice « Chaffee, born February 28, 1763; married Beers. 

+ 413 ii Jonathan Chaffee, born February 11, 1765; married Sally Farnham. 

414 iii Triphena Chaffee, born March 16, 1767; died December 16, 1773. 
+ 415 iv Amos Chaffee, born September 12, 1769; married Harmony Crary. 



88 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

141 Jonathan 5 ChafEee, Jr. (Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), was 
born m Ashford, Conn., May 11, 1746, and died March 8, 1826. He married there, 
May 2 (1), 1776, Lucy Allen, born July 2, 1748, died March 14, 1823, of fever, and 
was buried in the old cemetery in Ashford. She was admitted to membership in 
the First Congregational Church, Ashford, November 25, 1798. Jonathan Chaffee 
was baptized in the same church, June 14, 1746. He is thought to have owned 
land in Luzerne County, Pa., as early as 1773. At the outbreak of the Revolution, 
he enlisted in Ashford in April, 1775, in response to the Lexington Alarm, serving 
sixteen days under Captain Thomas Knowlton. He also fought in the Battle of 
Bunker Hill. March 16, 1826, Samuel Whipple of Ashford was appointed ad- 
ministrator of his estate. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

416 i James « Chaffee, born May 21, 1777; died in Ashford, May 14, 1778. 
+ 417 ii Molly Chaffee, born February 25, 1779; married Samuel Whipple. 
+ 418 iii Jonathan Chaffee, Jr., born November 26, 1780; married (1) Ehzabeth 
James; (2) Nancy Mitchell. 

419 iv Persis Chaffee, born July 29, 1782; died; married Rice, and 

had three or four children ; her descendants live in Ohio and Iowa ; 
she was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, 
and admitted to its membership, January 27, 1799. 
+ 420 v Reuben Chaffee, born March 5, 1784; married Martha W, Bound. 

143 Nathaniel ^ ChafEee, Jr. (Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., October 6, 1735, and died in 1822. He married (1) in 
Rehoboth, October 15, 1755, Ruth Mansfield, who died in Rehoboth, January 3, 
1760. He married (2), July 17, 1760, Susanna, daughter of Daniel Carpenter. 
She died before December 22, 1818, as she is not mentioned in her husband's will 
made on that date. 

Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., was baptized in the First Congregational Church of 
Rehoboth, in the spring of 1751. He was a blacksmith, and lived the greater part 
of his hfe in Rehoboth. 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 the 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 Chaffe, Jr., was appointed admin- 
istrator of his father's estate. November 9, 1761, " Nathaniel Chaffe, blacksmith " 
bought for £126, of David Thuston of Rehoboth, also a blacksmith, twenty acres 
of land there, being Thuston's homestead. June 18, 1764, he sold to Josiah Gush- 
ing for £9, one acre of salt marsh in Swansea, Mass., "formerly belonging to my 
father." July 1, 1765, he sold for £8, 10s. to Abner Allyn, another acre of salt 
marsh in Swansea. At a town meeting in Rehoboth, August 29, 1774, he was 
chosen to serve on the petit jury. The next year the Revolution broke out and 
Nathaniel Chaffee enlisted immediately on receipt of the news of the Battle of 
Lexington : 

"Chafee, Nathaniel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Lyon's or Capt. Jesse 
Perrin's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service 7 days [the 
two Rehoboth alarm companies under Capt. Lyon 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; service 16 days. 



FIFTH GENERATION 89 

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

"Chaffey, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Pierce's regt.; enUsted May 20, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 14 
days, at Tiverton, R. I." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the 
Revolution.} 

At a town meeting in Rehoboth, March 31, 1777, Nathaniel Chaffee was chosen 
Surveyor of Highways. March 31, 1784, he bought for £26, 2s. 6d., of Samuel 
Newman of Rehoboth, four and three-quarters acres of land there, being the east- 
erly part of the grantor's homestead. 

His will, recorded in Taunton, follows: 

"In the name of God Amen, I Nathaniel Chaffee of Seekonk in the County of 
Bristol and commonwealth of Massachusetts being of a sound disposeing mind 
and memory for which I blless God calling to mind the mortality of my body 
knowing tis appointed for all men to die do make this my last Will and Testa- 
ment principaly I Give my soul unto God who gave it hopeing Through the merits 
of Christ my only Redeemer to receive the full pardon of all my sins and to inherit 
eternal life let my body be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor here- 
after named And as touching such worldly estate as God was pleased to bless me 
with I Give and dispose of the same as follows Viz. — Imprimis, I give unto my 
four sons Viz — Comfort Chaffee Nathaniel Chaffee Benjamin Chaffee and Simeon 
Chaffee Five dollars each in adition to what I bad Before given them to be paid 
by my executor thereafter named Then, I give unto my son Ezra Chaffee and 
to his heirs and assigns my lot of land adjoining his home place in Seekonk — In 
consideration of what I have given him I order him to pay to my daughter Hannah 
Chaffee twelve dollars in Money Then, — I give to my Gra,ndchildren — Viz — 
Children of my Son Daniel Chaffee deceased two acres of woodland adjoining their 
own land their Mother to have privilede to cut wood thereon while she remains 
my sons widow. Item I give to my daughter Rebecca Peck and to her heirs One 
bed and furniture one large round table and flax hatchel in addition to what I 
Before gave her — Item, — I, Give to my daughter Hannah Chaffee and to her heirs 
and assigns forever the westerly end of my dwelling house A room and bedroom 
and chamber over it and one half the cellar and right in the well for water also 
a sufficient yard room for laying her wood and the north half of the garden by the 
well my son Aaron to keep'it fenced I also give six acres of woodland adjoining 
to two acres I Gave my grandchildren also that six acre lot adjoining Noah Fullers 
meadow — also about three acres of my lot on the east side of the road being the 
northeast part to extend Southwesterly as far as Corn crib Also A privilege in the 
Crib to put her corn also a privilege in the hay barn to put her hay and stable for 
her cow I also give her one Cow And also all my indoor moveables Excepting 
what I have Given my other children in particular and also one half of my salt 
marsh next to the ditch. I also Give her all my provision I have on hand and 
swine not killed also to have a horse provided for her to ride to metting also a seat 
in my pew in the meeting house also to have her Cow pastured the summer season 
Also to have three cords of wood cut fit and brought up to her door yearly by my 
own son Aaron Chaffee I also give my daughter Hannah Chaffee Twenty Five 
dollars in money to be paid her by mv own son Aaron Chaffee In One year 
after my decease, N. B. It is my will that the privilege to my daughter 
Hannah in the barn crib and garden when she has done with them to revert 
to my son Aaron Chaffee.— Item— I give unto my son Aaron Chaffee and 
unto his heirs and assigns forever all the residue and the remainder of my estate 
both real and personal laying in Seekonk or elsewhere that I have not in this my 
Will given to my other children and grandchildren in particular. And I do consti- 
tute ordain and appoint him my said son Aaron Chaffee sole executor of this my 
last will and Testament excepting only what my son Ezra Chaffee is to pay to his 
sister Hannah Chaffee,— And I do hereby oblige my son Aaron Chaffee as executor 



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to pay and discharge all my lawful debts and funeral charges and the legacies in 
this my Will given to my other children excepting what my son Ezra Chaffee is 
to pay his sister — And I do hereby order my son Aaron Chaffee to pay to his sister 
Hannah ChaiTee twenty Five dollars in money in one year after my discease — 
Als to cut fit for her fire three cords of her fire wood and brought up to her door 
yearly and every year while she liveth in the house and take care of her cow in 
bad weather in winter and to pasture her Cow in the summer season Aand I do 
hereby disannul all former Wills by me here tofore made Ratifying and Confineing 
what is before and above written in this Instrument to be my last Will and Testa- 
ment. — In witnes whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty 
second day of december in the of oure Lord one thousand eight hundred and 
eighteen 

" Nathl Chaffee [l. s.] 
" Signed sealed published and pronounced by the said Nathaniel Chaffee in presence 
of us subscribers this instrument to be his Last will and Testament 
"Joseph Chaff e 
"David Cole 
' ' Danl Carpenter Witnesses " 

Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth: 
+ 421 i Comforts Chaffe, born March 9, 1756; married Mrs. Lucy (Stowe) 

Hoyt. 
+ 422 ii Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., born March 7, 1757 ; married (1) Huldah ; 

(2) Mrs. Doolittle. 

423 iii Ruth Chaffee, born December 10, 1758; probably died before 1818, 

as she is not mentioned in her father's will. 
Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth: 

424 iv Susanna Chaffee, born March 1, 1763; probably died before 1818, as 

she is not mentioned in her father's will. 

425 v Hannah Chaffee, born December 19, 1764; died before 1824; unmar- 

ried; lived in Seekonk, where she owned land in 1815. 

+ 426 vi Daniel Chaffee, born July 27, 1766; married Sarah Newman. 

+ 427 vh Benjamin Chaffee, born August 17 (7), 1768; married Judith Fuller. 

+ 428 viii Rebecca Chaffee, born June 8, 1770; married Thomas Peck. 

+ 429 ix Simeon Chaffee, born February 5, 1772; married (1) Martha Morse- 
man; (2) Mrs. Fanny (Pearson) Thornton. 

+ 430 X Ezra Chaffee, born OctolDer 29, 1773; married Patience Brown. 

+ 431 xi Aaron Chaffee, born July 25, 1775; married Lydia French. 
432 xii Huldah Chaffee, born June 28, 1777; probably died before 1818, as 
she is not mentioned in her father's will. 

144 John 5 Chaffee (Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., June 20, 1737, and died January 21, 1811. He married, about 
1759-60, Ruth Jones of Rehoboth, their intention of marriage being published 
October 6, 1759. She died February 26, 1808, in her sixty-ninth year. 

John Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth in 
the spring of 1751. At the time of his marriage he lived in North Providence, and 
probably soon after moved to Newport, R. I., as from 1762 to 1768 he had children 
born there. He served in the Revolution in a Massachusetts regiment: 

" Chaffe, John, Private, Capt. Thomas Crandon's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 6 days, on an alarm at 
Rhode Island." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 
In March, 1781, John Chaffee, yeoman of Dartmouth, bought of John Cannon 
for £120, several parcels of land. December 10, 1781, as administrator of the 
estate of Henry Wrightman of Dartmouth, he sold land to Nathaniel Spooner. 
December 18, 1781, he bought for £49, 10s., thirteen and a quarter acres of land 



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in Dartmouth to which he added, September 5, 1785, four more acres, costing £7, 
4s. December 26, 1791, he bought for £7, 10s., two acres of land in New Bedford, 
Mass., where he was hving December 8, 1794, when he bought of Gamahel Bryant 
twenty-two acres of land there, and four and a half acres in Poneganset Great 
Cedar Swamp, for £90. August 24, 1795, he bought of John Smith of Roxbury, 
Mass., for £36, thirty acres of land in New Bedford. March 10, 1797, he sold to 
Simpson Spooner for $25, a quitclaim on two acres of salt meadow in New Bedford. 
The following is thought to refer to John Chaffee : 

" Previous to the Revolutionary War a candle house the first in the place [New 
Bedford] was built by Joseph Russell and Capt. Chafee, who had been engaged 
in manufacturing spermaceti in Lisbon, was employed by Mr. Russell at the then 
large salary of $500 per year. This building stood near the corner of Centre and 
Front Streets and was burnt by the Britisli during the general conflagration of 
the place." [Ricketson's History of New Bedford.] 

Children, born in Newport: ' 

433 i Johns Chaffee, Jr., born September 20, 1762; married, November 17, 
1808, Nancy McLane, both being of New Bedford. 
+ 434 ii Ezra Chaffee, born December 15, 1764; married Deborah Hathaway. 

435 iii Ruth Chaffee, born April 22, 1768; died June 26, 1787; buried in Acush- 
net, Mass. 

146 Levi ^ ChafEee (Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., September 10, 1742, and died. He married there, February 24, 
1765, Anna Pierce, born June 10, 1746. She married (2) Horton. 

Levi Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth in 
the spring of 1751. His father dying in 1759, his brother Nathaniel was appointed 
his guardian. 

Levi "Chaffe" of Rehoboth, served in the Colonial Wars as Private in Captain 
Jabez Snow's company from July 6 to December 10, 1761, according to a roll dated 
Boston, Mass., April 14, 1762. [Massachusetts Archives, Muster Rolls, Vol. XCIX, 
p. 131]. 

He was a blacksmith and seems to have been fond of change, as in the five years 
from 1775 to 1780, we find that he lived in five towns, Wrentham, Rehoboth, 
Mendon, Bellingham and Attleboro, all in Massachusetts; but he did not go far 
from his native town, as all these towns adjoined each other, Attleboro lying north 
of Rehoboth, Wrentham north of Attleboro, Bellingham west of Wrentham, and 
Mendon west of Bellingham. He was of Rehoboth, October 5, 1763, when he sold 
to William Chaffee (158) for £14, three and one-half acres of land there, which 
had formerly belonged to his father, Nathaniel. He was living in W>entham in 
1772 and 1775, when children were born to him there and he enlisted from there 
at the time of the Lexington Alarm : 

"Chaffe, Levi, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Asa Fairbanks's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3^ days." [Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 

September 26, 1776, he was again living in Rehoboth, when he and his wife 
sold to Joseph Matthews for £195, forty-two acres of land there. February 10, 
1777, they were still of that town when they sold to Eleazer Bliss, fourteen and 
three-quarters acres of land for £78. But before the next winter they had again 
moved, this time to Mendon, where February 3, 1778, they sold land to Daniel 
Wedge for £140. February 16, 1778, they sold land there to Caleb Thompson for 



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£480. By the next winter they had moved to BeUingham and were planning 
another removal to Attleboro, for on March 8, 1779, "Levi Chaffe yeoman of 
BeUingham" bought of Oliver Whitaker of Attleboro for £900, sixty-five acres 
of land in that place, the next day, March 9th, selling his homestead in BeUingham 
containing seventy-five acres of land, buildings and fences, for £1,200, to Ezekiel 
Thayer of that town. He moved within a year to Attleboro, as the war records 
show: 

"Chaffe, Levi, Attleborough. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Con- 
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 
36 years [this is erroneous, he was almost 38], stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light; 
residence, Attleborough; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; marched to camp 
July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft. 

"Chaffee, Levi, Attleborough. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town 
of Attleborough for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 
6, 1780; discharged August 22, 1780; service, 1 mo. 16 days." [Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.^ 

September 27, 1782, Levi and his wife of Attleboro, sold to Israel Pierce of 
Rehoboth thirty acres of land in Attleboro and half the house where they lived 
for £90. January 15, 1783, they sold to James Pullen, Jr., for £33, 3s., twelve 
and one-half acres of land in Attleboro, being the northwesterly part of the grantor's 
home place. January 29, 1783, they sold to Israel Pierce for £60, four and one- 
half acres more in Attleboro. This is the last mention that has been found in the 
records, so it is probable that he moved away, perhaps to Vermont, with his 
children. It is not known when and where he died. 

Children : 

4-436 i Stephen « Chaffee, born October 10, 1765; married Chloe Pearce. 
+ 437 ii Jonathan Chaffee, born April 18, 1768; married Polly Horton. 

438 iii Robey Chaffee, born in Wrentham, February 20, 1772; married in 

Rehoboth, September 17, 1793, Reuben Horton; probably living 
in Londonderry, Vt., in 1794. 

439 iv Rhoda Chaffee, born in Wrentham, April 10, 1775; residence, 1797, 

Londonderry; unmarried. 

440 V Joseph Chaffee, born in Attleboro, February 27, 1781. 

148 Noah ^ OhafEee (Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born 
in Rehoboth, Mass., February 22, 1745-6, and died in Woodstock, Conn., January 3, 
1816. He married Susanna Esterbrook, who died there in 1829. Noah Chaffee 
was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, in the spring of 
1751. He lost his father when thirteen years of age and his brother, Nathaniel, 
was appointed his guardian. August 3, 1762, when of an age to choose his own 
guardian, he made choice of his uncle Ephraim Chaffe (44). He lived for some 
years in Rehoboth, where he was a tailor. November 10, 1769, with William 
Chaffe (158) he sold for £18, five acres of land in Rehoboth, to John Bowen, 
May 9, 1770, "Noah Chaffe tailor of Rehoboth," sold to the same William Chaffe, 
for £9, 18s., two and a half acres of land there. The next record of him is the 
birth of his first child in Woodstock in 1776. He probably moved to Pomfret, 
Conn., between 1789 and 1792. He was of that place, March 9, 1796, when he 
sold to Joseph Chaffe (130) of Rehoboth for £18, one-fifth part of the real estate 
of his father, Nathaniel Chaffe, late of Rehoboth. His youngest child was born 
in Pomfret in 1801, but both he and his wife died in Woodstock. 



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Children, the first five born in Woodstock, the last two in Pomfret: 

441 i Rebecca « Chaffee, born March 25, 1776; died. 

442 ii Sarah Chaffee, born August 1, 1777; died in Woodstock, February 7, 

1S20. 

443 iii Nancy Chaffee, born April 5, 1779; died in Woodstock, February 13, 

1878; she was a member of the Congregational Church there; 
"Aunt Nancy Chaffee" as she was familiarly called, was uni- 
versally respected by old and young, living from her childhood 
in the place of her nativity, beloved for her kindly disposition, 
and honored for her worth and Christian charity. 

+ 444 iv Martin Chaffee, born June 4, 1781; married Lucy B. Underwood. 

+ 445 V William Chaffee, born October 8, 1782; married Lucy Vose. 

446 vi Child, born about July, 1784; died in Woodstock, January 17, 1786. 

447 vii Patience Chaffee, born March 29, 1787; died in Springfield, Mass.; 

married December 27, 1807, Calvin Gay of Woodstock, 
+ 448 viii Else Chaffee, born July 25, 1789; married Henry M. Chapin. 
+ 449 ix Reuben Chaffee, born February 1, 1792; married Hannah Heath. 
450 X Amos Chaffee, born September 24, 1801; died; unmarried. 

158 William ^ ChafEee (Dan,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., August 15, 1737, and died about 1821. He married in Rehoboth, 
March 19, 1761, Catherine, daughter of John Thomas. 

William Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, 
August 21, 1737. He was a cordwainer, or shoemaker. May 15, 1749, his grand- 
father, Jonathan Chaffe, gave to him "in consequence of love, goodwill and affec- 
tion I do bare to my dutifull grandchild " two acres of land in Rehoboth. Feb- 
ruary 7, 1760, he bought of his grandfather Chaffe for £100, twenty-four acres of 
land there, being part of the latter's homestead, and adjoining the land of Amos 
and Thomas Chaffe. William Chaffee's sheep mark was "a round half penny on 
the upper and under side of the right ear." October 22, 1768, "William Chaffee 
yeoman " bought of Benjamin Leonard for £8, Is., four and one-half acres, thirty- 
two rods of land in the northerly part of Holmes Swamp in Rehoboth; October 25, 
1768, he and his brother Jonathan paid £12 to Benjamin Leonard for a tract of 
land. November 10, 1769, William and Noah Chaffe (148) sold for £18, five acres 
in Rehoboth, adjoining the land of Dan Chaffe, to John Bowen. April 18, 1770, 
"William Chaffe, cordwainer" and his wife, sold the twenty-four acres bought in 
1760 of Jonathan Chaffe, for £114, to Ephraim Chaffe (44). May 9, 1770, Wil- 
liam bought of Noah Chaffe for £9, 18s., two and a half acres of land in Rehoboth. 
January 26, 1775, Jonathan Chaffe and wife Mary sold to William, twenty-two 
acres of land in Rehoboth, and three shares of the division of dower of Lydia, wife 
of Nathaniel Chaffe, the price being £86, 8s. lid. During the Revolution William 
served as follows: 

"Chaffee, WiUiam. Private, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt.; marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, on the alarm at Rhode Island 
of Dec. 8, 1776; service 16 days." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War 
of the Revolution.] 

In 1787, William was living in Cumberland, R. I. (formerly called Attleboro 
Gore, part of the township of Attleboro), when he was executor of the will of his 
cousin, Miriam Chaffe (42), and he was still living there May 9, 1794, when he and 
his wife, Catherine, sold to David Kingley of Rehoboth, three acres of land there, 
being Catherine's share in that part of the estate of Nicholas Thomas that was set 
off to the heirs of John Thomas. In 1796, William was living in WiUiamstown, 



94 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Orange County, Vt., where his estate was administered, his daughter, Sarah 
Thomas (Chaffee) Davenport, being appointed administratrix October 8, 1821, 
and the inventory of the real and personal estate being taken November 16th. 
William Chaffee and his wife are both buried in WiUiamstown. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

451 i Betseys Chaffee, born October 13, 1761; died August 18, 1848; lived 
with her sister Sarah Thomas (Chaffee) Paul; unmarried. 
+ 452 ii John Chaffee, born May 23, 1764; married Patty Tubbs. 
+ 453 iii Josiah Cliaffee, born July 12, 1766; married Silenda Gould. 

454 iv Hannah Carpenter Chaffee, born May 26, 1769. 
+ 455 V Wilham Chaffee, Jr., born April 6, 1772; married (1) Ehzabeth Green; 
(2) Sarah Sweet. 

456 vi Olive Chaffee, born June 4, 1775; married, September 10, 1795, Comfort 

Carpenter of Brookfield, Vt. 

457 vii Sarah Thomas Chaffee, born February 13, 1779; died in Stockholm, 

N. Y., October 12, 1857; married (1) Davenport; (2) 

April 10, 1823, James Paul of Northfield, Vt., a widower with 
ten children; he was born in Dighton, Mass., April 25, 1768, and 
died in Nortlifield, December 18, 1838; he moved to WiUiamstown 
and later to Northfield, where he bought a farm; he was a black- 
smith and later a well-known maker of axes; Sarah Thomas 
(Chaffee) Paul was a member of the Universalist church; in 1821 
she administered her father's estate; the following is found in 
the front of a Bible, pubUshed in 1798: 

"Sarah Thomas Chaffee is my name and English is my nation. 
WiUiamstown is my Dwelling place and Christ is my Salvation. 
When I am Dead and Buried and all my Bones are Rotten when 
this you see Remember me, not let me be forgotten. Williams- 
town 7th of September .1802." 

160 Jonathan ^ ChafEe (Dan,^ Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., October 16, 1742, and died August 7, 1800. He married there, 
November 27, 1766, Mary Coomer, who died October 14, 1807, aged sixty-five. 
She had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium height. She was a 
member of the Baptist church in which her husband was a minister. 

Jonathan Chaff e was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, 
October 17, 1742. He had a Hght complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium 
height. He bought ten acres of land in Rehoboth in 1764, and seven acres in 1765. 
June 13, 1768, "Jonathan Chaffe, tailor," of Rehoboth sold to "Miriam Chaffe, 
spinster" (42), for £4, 10s., one and a half acres of land there adjoining the land 
of Thomas and WilUam Chaffe. March 12, 1771, he sold to John Ide for £1, 5s., 
three-fourths of an acre of land in Rehoboth, and June 10th of the same year to 
Elhanan Winchester "laborer in ye Gospel," two acres of land there for £3. At 
a town meeting held in Rehoboth, March 9, 1773, Jonathan Chaffe was chosen 
Constable. January 26, 1775, he and his wife sold to William Chaffe, their brother, 
for £36, 8s. lid., their homestead lot in Rehoboth, consisting of twenty-two acres 
of land, and also sold three full shares in "ye division of dower set off to ye widow 
Lydia Chaffe" from the estate of her husband, Nathaniel Chaffe (39). Jonathan 
Chaffee was a Baptist minister and in May, 1778, was ordained pastor of a church 
in Rehoboth, founded by Reverend Elhanan Winchester in 1771. He having 
differed from his flock on the subject of infant and adult baptism, he being a " close 
communion Baptist" and they "large communion Baptists" he was forced to 



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leave and "Elder Jonathan Chaffee" was installed in his place which he held un- 
til his death. He performed many marriages between 1779 and 1799. 

In 1796, Jonathan Chaffe was executor of his father's will. He and his wife 
were buried in the Old burying-ground in Rehoboth where his tombstone reads: 

"The Reverend Jonathan Chaffe who was a faithful teacher of Jesug Christ & 
died in peace August 7th 1800." 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

+ 458 i Mary s Chaffe, married James Paine (descendant of 27). 

+ 459 ii Jonathan Chaffe, born February 16, 1769; married Lephe Carpenter. 

+ 460 iii OHver Chaffe, born February 30, 1771; married Prudence Armington 
(probably a descendant of 40). 

461 iv Enoch Chaffe, born February 8, 1774; died. 

+ 462 V Abel Chaffe, born September 9, 1776; married Sally Bowcn. 

463 vi Caleb Chaffe, born October 8, 1778; died. 

464 vii Jesse Chaffe, born September 9, 1781; died in 1836; had a light com- 

plexion and blue eyes; sold land in Rehoboth in 1807; unmarried. 

163 Robinson ^ Chaffee (Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., April 13, 1750, and died March 26, 1782. He married there, 
February 4, 1779, Rachel,** daughter of Charles and Rachel s (Sweeting) (101) 
Peck (Rachel "^ Chaffe, Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1). She was born August 15, 
1757, and married (2) Ebenezer Short. 

"Chaffee, Robinson. Private, Capt. Israel Hix's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; enlisted July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 13 days, at 
Rhode Island; company raised in Bristol Co." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
in the War of the Revolution.] 

Child: 

465 i Sylvester « Chaffee, born in Rehoboth, March 8, 1781 ; died December 16, 
1797. 

165 Braddock ^ Chaffee (Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born i.n 
Rehoboth, Mass., November 1, 1756, and died probably in Vermont, between 
March 13, and May 10, 1813. He married in Rehoboth, August 23, 1781, Sarah 
Brown of that place, who survived him. He was baptized in the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Rehoboth, November 7, 1756. He served in the Revolution 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.; enhsted 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's co., commanded by Capt. 
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." 
[Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 

May 19, 1783, "Braddock Chaffe yeoman of Rehoboth" and wife Sarah, bought 
of John Walker of that place, fifteen and a quarter acres of land there for £63, 3d. 
January 17, 1784, they sold to John Thurber for £72, 13s. 8d., sixteen acres of 
land in Rehoboth. March 22, 1805, Braddock Chaffee bought of Nathan Peck 
and wife Rhoda for £20, six acres of land in Rehoboth, which had formerly be- 



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longed to the heirs of Amos Chaffe. He bought more land there in 1792, and in 
1801, sold his entire homestead of sixty acres, and moved to Clarendon, Vt., where 
his will made March 13, 1813, was probated May 10th following. It names as 
heirs his wife Sarah, his son Asa, and daughters, Sarah, Mary and Henrietta. 
Children, born in Rehoboth : 

4G6 i Sarah « Chaffee, born February 28, 1784; died after 1813. 

467 ii Mary Chaffee, born May 25, 1786; died after 1813. 

468 iii Hannah Chaffee, born November 11, 1788; probably died before 1813, 

as she is not mentioned in her father's will. 

469 iv Judith Chaffee, born November 11, 1790; probably died before 1813, 

as she is not mentioned in her father's will. 
+ 470 v Asa Chaffee, born May 20, 1794; married Mrs. Almira M. Colvin. 

471 vi Henrietta (Annerette) Chaffee, born January 2, 1797; died after 1813. 

472 vii Lephe Chaffee, born August 31, 1798; probably died before 1813, as 

she is not mentioned in her father's will. 

166 Patience ^ ChafEe (Ephraim,* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born 
in Rehoboth, Mass., November 9, 1752, and died. She married there, April 14, 
1774, Samuel Bowen. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

473 i Mary « Bowen, born April 14, 1777. 

474 ii Susanna Bowen, born May 9, 1778. 

475 iii Ephraim Bowen, born July 17, 1782. 

476 iv Rachel Bowen, born April 20 1789. 

477 V Sally Bowen, born May 17, 1794. 

167 Samuel Butterworth ^ ChafiEee (Ephraim,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., December 19, 1756, and died in Seekonk, Mass. 
(formerly Rehoboth), September 14, 1836. He married in Rehoboth, October 9, 
1809, Mrs. Nancy (Peirce) Peck, daughter of Isaac Peirce of that place, and widow 
of Cyrus Peck. She was a descendant of "Fighting Michael Peirce," killed in 
King Philip's War in the fight that bears his name. She died December 9, 1874, 
aged eighty-eight, and was buried in Seekonk. 

Samuel B. Chaffee was a Revolutionary soldier, serving as follows: 

"Chaffee, Samuel. 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; service, 16 days. 

"Chaffee, Samuel Butterworth. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.. Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regt.; marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the 
alarm of Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 7 days, under Gen. Heath." 
[Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolutio7i.] 

Samuel B. Chaffee owned land in the western part of Rehoboth, which in 1812 
was set off into a separate town and called Seekonk. March 1, 1782, with his 
brother Ephraim and the latter's wife Elizabeth, he sold to Braddock Chaffe 
(165) for £180, thirty acres of land in the southwest part of Rehoboth, which land 
lay near the house of Dan Chaffe (41) and had lately been purchased of William 
Chaffe (158). March 4, 1785, Samuel B. Chaffe "yeoman" bought of Josiah Peck ' 
for £186, thirty-eight acres of land in Rehoboth. April 1, 1788, he bought for £30, 
of Ezekiel Carpenter, six and one-half acres of land on the north side of Chestnut 
Hill in Rehoboth, adjoining the land of Samuel and Ephraim Chaffe, Jr. He 
made other purchases and sales of land in Rehoboth up to 1809. 



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Children, all but the first born in Seekonk: 

+ 478 i Kannah Butterworth o Chaffee, born October 14, ISIO; married Lewis 

Pierce. 
+ 479 ii Samuel Chaffee, born April 20, 1812; married Rebecca T. Pierce. 
+ 480 iii Cyrus Chaffee, born January 18, 1814; married Amanda M. Miller. 

481 iv A son, born May 17, 1815; died in Seekonk, June 11, 1815. 

482 V Susan Chaffee, born December 1, 1817; died January 1, 1845; married 

in Seekonk, October 17, 1840, William H. West of that place. 
+ 483 vi William Chaffee, born April 25, 1820; married (1) Sarah W. Miller; 
(2) Mary Ann Lord. 

484 vii Hosea Ballon Chaffee, born September 28, 1823; died in Seekonk, in 

November, 1823. 

485 viii Addie Chaffee, lived in Pawtucket in the family of ex-Governor Davis. 

168 Ephraim ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Ephraim,'* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i), was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., April 25, 1760, and died in Seekonk, Mass., August 6, 
1825. He married in Rehoboth, November 1, 1779, Elizabeth Whitaker, born 
January 30, 1761, died April 21, 1853. 

He served in the Revolution as follows: 

"Chaffee, Ephraim, Jr. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt.; enUsted July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days, 
at Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth." [Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 

September 10, 1783, "Ephraim Chaffe yeoman of Rehoboth" bought for £90, 
of William Slead, twelve acres of land on the southerly part of Chestnut Hill, in 
the western part of that town, and sold it for the same price February 17, 1785, to 
Jonathan Peck, Jr. June 11, 1793, he sold to his brother Samuel B., ninety-two 
acres of land in Rehoboth, for £120. He sold land in Seekonk, from 1816 to 1820, 
that town having been formed in 1812 from the western part of Rehoboth. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

+ 486 i Noah 6 Chaffee, married Catherine Draper. 

487 ii Lewis Chaffee, born July 29, 1783; died in Warren, Pa., May 28, 1869; 

married in Rehoboth, September 2, 1804, Anna (Nancy), daughter 
of Perez and Temperance (Smith) Peck; she was born May 18, 
1781, and died April 2, 1851; no children; during the War of 1812 
he enlisted in Captain Joseph Watson's Company, Lieutenant 
Colonel Lincoln's Regiment, serving in New Bedford, Mass., 
from September 25 to October 20, 1814. He was a farmer, livecl 
in Seekonk in 1820, and moved to Bradford County, Pa., in 1850. 

488 iii Palmer Chaffee, born April 27, 1786; died June 13, 1796. 

489 iv Betsev Chaffee, born December 30, 1788; died September 18, 1796. 

490 V Clotilda (Matilda) Chaffee, born August 30, 1791; died July 13, 1860; 

married in Seekonk, March 10, 1819, Ira Potter, who died April 
8, 1877, aged eighty-one; moved to Bradford County about 1855. 

491 vi Nancy Chaffee, born May 22, 1795; died; married in Seekonk, June 5, 

1821, George Lake. 

492 vii Huldah Chaffee, born November 5, 1798; died October 19, 1821. 

172 David s Chaffe, Jr. (David,^ David,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in 
Attleboro, Mass., October 28, 1733, and died in Ashford, Conn., October 3, 1814. 
He married there, November 6, 1761, Priscilla, daughter of David Bobbins of that 
place. She was born June 4, 1741, and died in Ashford, May 14, 1814. 

David Chaffe, Jr., was baptized in the First Congregational Church in Rehoboth, 



98 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

December 9, 1733. He was a farmer and carpenter, and was six feet in height. 
The Revolutionary War records of Connecticut under the date May, 1777, show 
that : * 

"This Assembly do establish David Chaffee Jun. to be Ensign of the Uth Com- 
pany or trainband in the 5th regiment in this State." 

April 13, 1778, David Chaffe was admitted to the new freeman's oath in Ash- 
ford. June 19, 1793, he and his son Abner bought for £200 of David Robbins 
of Ashford, fifty-eight and one-half acres of land with a gristmill thereon. 

He united with the Congregational Church in Ashford, October 25, 1801. Pris- 
cilla (Robbins) Chaffe was a member of this church also. Both lie buried in the 
Swamp Burial Ground, Ashford, where their tombstones are inscribed as follows: 

" David Chaffe, 
Died Oct 8th 1814 Aged 81 
Behold the saint the pious man 
He lies in peace no others can 
His days on earth with peace was blest 
His work is done he's gone to rest." 

"Mrs. Priscilla wife of David Chaffe 

Died May 18th 1814 Aged 78 

Cheerfully bid this world adieu 

For future joys I had in view." 

Children, born in Ashford: 

+ 493 i Abner « Chaffe, born August 3, 1762; married Judith Walker. 

+ 494 ii Lois Chaffe, born January 16, 1765; married Stephen Wilcox, 

+ 495 iii Esther Chaffe, born November 5, 1767; married Oliver Cummings. 

+ 496 iv David Chaffe, Jr., born July 25, 1772; married Eunice Chapman, 
+ 497 V Amos Chaffe, born June 2, 1774; married Eunice Cummings. 

498 vi Daniel Chaffe, born November 10, 1776; died November 15, 1776. 

+ 499 vii Daniel Chaffe, born October 10, 1779; married Huldah Hall. 

500 viii Sarah Chaffe, born May 19, 1783; died in Granby; married George 

Fraver. 

501 ix Ebenezer Chaffe, born October 2, 1784; died in Ashford, August 18, 

1786. 

176 Patience ^ Chaffe (David,^ David,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Attleboro, Mass., January 16, 1742-3, and died in 1816. She married in Ashford, 
Conn., in 1762, Joseph Amidon, a farmer of that place, born in Oxford, or Reho- 
both, Mass., April 20, 1725, cUed in South Onondaga, N. Y., November 27, 1810. 
He had a fair complexion, and blue eyes. 

Patience Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, 
February 27, 1742, and was buried in Navarino, Onondaga County, N. Y. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

502 i Eunices Amidon, born September 13, 1763; died August 9, 1834; 

unmarried. 

503 ii Chloe Amidon, born April 10, 1764; died June 22, 1842; married David 

Thomas. 

504 iii Abel Amidon, born March 14, 1767; died December 20, 1813. 

505 iv Rhoda Amidon, born April 27, 1769; died June 22, 1845; married 

Elisha Russel. 

506 v Abner Amidon, born February 9, 1772; died October 24, 1804. 

507 vi Ashael Amidon, born January 17, 1774; died March 25, 1844; married 

Sally Tanner. 



FIFTH GENERATION 99 

50S vii Hannah Amidon, born October 5, 1778; died April 14, 1851; married 

Amasa Chapman. 
509 viii Caleb Amidon, born July 12, 1781; died April 16, 1810; married Anna 

Parker. 
+ 510 ix Cheney Amidon, born September 3, 1783; married Mary Reynolds. 
511 X Meletiah Amidon, born March 22, 1789; died in April, 1830; married 

Joseph Wing. 

200 Squire ^ ChafEee (Atherton,* David,:' Nathaniel,^ Thomas ') was born in 
Ashford, Conn., July 18, 1747, and died in Venango County, Pa. He married. 
The Vermont Revolutionary Records show that he served in Captain Seely's com- 
pany. Colonel Benjamin Wait's battalion, from July 1 to November 18, 1781. 
He also served in Captain Benjamin Whitney's company, Colonel Bradley's regi- 
ment raised to assist the High Sheriff, September 20, 1782. In 1797, Squire Chaffee 
lived in Westminster, Vt., and is said to have moved to Vincennes, Ind. He after- 
wards settled in Chautauqua County, N. Y., and later in Venango County. 

Children : 

512 i Olive ^ Chaffee, died in Venango County; married Teed; moved 

from Indiana to Chautauqua County, thence to Venango County. 

513 ii A daughter, died in Venango County; married ■ Teed, brother of 

her sister's husband; moved from Indiana to Chautauqua County, 
thence to Venango County. 

202 Atherton ^ Chaffe, Jr. (Atherton,^ David,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas '), was born 
in Ashford, Conn., March 15, 1752, and died in Westminster, Vt., May 8, 1812. 
He married Phoebe Brockway, who died in 1833, and was buried in Kirby, Vt. 

The Vermont Revolutionary Records show that Atherton Chaffe served thirty 
days in Captain John Betty's company. Colonel William Williams' regiment, en- 
listing August 29, 1777. He was also a member of Captain Wright's company of 
"Pure Whigs." Atherton Chaffe was a farmer and his will, probated in Bellows 
Falls, Vt., July 1, 1812, names as his heirs, his wife Phoebe and the children, 
William, Atherton, Jr., Lynds, Rufus and Phoebe. He was buried in Westminster, 
where his gravestone was still standing in 1891. 

Children, all but the third born in Westminster: 

+ 514 i WiUiam « Chaffe, born in 1776; married Polly Robinson. 

+ 515 ii Atherton Chaffe, Jr., born November 5, 1781; married Olive Sawtell. 

+ 516 iii Lynds Chaffe, married, 

+ 517 iv Phoebe Chaffe, married Russell Carroll. 

+ 518 v Rufus Chaffe, born September 18, 1798; married Malinda Wilder. 

204 ClifEord 5 ChafEee (Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas was born in 
Ashford, Conn., January 20, 1757, and died August 25, 1802. He married in 
Brattleboro, Vt., April 27, 1780, Anna, daughter of Captain Jesse and Leah (Jen- 
nings) Burke, a descendant of Richard Burke. 

After Clifford Chaffee's death, she married Cobb. She died in Towns- 

hend, Vt., about 1846 or 1847 and was buried there. 

Clifford Chaffee moved with his parents to Westminster, Vt., when a child. 
At the outbreak of the Revolution he enlisted in Stark's New Hampshire regiment, 
May 15, 1775, and with two of his brothers was in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It 
is related that in that fight a cannon ball struck the rail fence near where they 
were standing with such force that they were thrown upon it, but were not injured. 



100 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

He served as a Private in 1777 and 1778. In May, 1780, he enlisted in Westminster 
in Captain Samuel Wetherbe's company, Colonel Isaac Wyman's regiment. His 
name appears as Sergeant on the pay roll of Captain Jesse Safford's company in 
July, 1780. In March, 1781, "Cleaford Chaffy" served three days and travelled 
thirty miles, marching on the Alarm at Newbury, Vt. During the trouble in Guil- 
ford, Vt., over the claims of other states to Vermont land, CUfford Chaffee enlisted 
as Corporal in Captain Benjamin Whitney's company, serving from November 1, 
1783, to March 1, 1784. In 1838 his widow, then Mrs. Cobb, apphed for a pension. 

October 5, 1784, "Clifford Chafe yeoman of Westminster" sold to Constant 
Chaffe, his brother, land in that place. Clifford Chaffee died from the effects of a 
fall from a horse. He was a farmer and a doctor in Westminster. 

Children : 

+ 519 i Calvin ^ Chaffee, born in Westminster; married Elizabeth Hall. 
+ 520 ii Philander Chaffee, born about 1786; married Cinthia Nichols. 

521 iii Zebina Chaffee, living in Westminster in 1819, when he sold land there 

to Hubbard Bellows. 

522 iv Clifford Chaffee, Jr., died in Putney, Vt., about 1846 or 1847; un- 

married; of a nomadic disposition; residence, 1840, Putney. 

523 V Miriam Chaffee. 

+ 524 vi Anna Chaffee, born May 8, 1793; married Roberts. 

525 vii Parmelia Chaffee, born about 1795; married Carpenter; testi- 
fied in her mother's pension claim in 1838; she was then forty- 
three years of age, and lived in Rockingham, Vt, 

+ 526 viii Jesse Burke Chaffee, married Susan Hall. 

207 Alpha ^ ChafEee (Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in 
Westminster, Vt., and died in Black Lake, St. Lawrence County, N. Y. He mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of John Abby of Homer, N. Y., formerly of Vermont. She 
was sister of his brother Otis' wife, of his sister Nancy's husband. Mary (Abby) 
Chaffee died in the summer of 1872, aged one hundred and four years, and was 
buried in St. Clair, Mich. 

Alpha Chaffee had a fair complexion, and blue eyes. He served as a Private 
in the War of 1812. He was a farmer and in 1797 Uved in Westminster. Later 
he lived in New York state, and was buried in Black Lake. 

Children : 

527 i Rachel" Chaffee, born in New York state; married John Baldwin; 

residence, Ohio. 

528 ii Sophia Chaffee, died in St. Clair in 1850; married Hezekiah Haskell, 

formerly of New York; moved to St. Clair, where both died. 

529 iii Polly Chaffee, born in New York state; died about 1870; married 

(1) Justines; (2) William Bowman; residence, Michigan. 

+ 530 V Alpha Chaffee, Jr., born August 2, 1800; married Effie Kelch. 

531 V Lonson Chaffee, died aged twenty-four; residence, New York state. 

532 vi Matilda Chaffee, died young. 

533 vii Phoebe Chaffee, died young, drowned. 

534 viii John Chaffee, died in Herkimer County, N. Y. ; married (1) in Washing- 

ton, Mich., Caroline Shaw, who died there; married (2) in New 
York state, Mary Clark; married (3) ; lived later in Herki- 
mer County; he was of a roving disjJosition. 

208 Constant 5 ChafEe (Atherton,^ David, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Westminster, Vt., in 1701 or 1762, and died in East Westmoreland, N. H., April 29, 



FIFTH GENERATION 101 

1S06. He married in Westminster, Anna, daughter of John Lovejoy. She died 
March 23, 1811, aged forty-four. 

Constant Chaffe fought in the Revolution. He served under Major Elkanah 
Day in a company of Westminster MiUtia which marched on the Alarm of Octo- 
ber 17, 1780, when Royalton, Vt., was burned by the Indians. He served eight 
days, travelled one hundred and ten miles and received £2, 7s. 4d. He also served 
five days in Captain Benjamin Whitney's company, Colonel Bradley's regiment, 
"raised to assist the High Sheriff" September 21, 1782. 

In 1783 and 1784 there was trouble in Guilford, Vt., over the claims of other 
states to Vermont land and Constant ChafTe served from November 7, 1783, 
until March 1, 1784, in Captain Benjamin Whitney's company. 

He was a farmer and was living in Westminster at the time of his marriage. 
Here he bought land of his brother Clifford, October 5, 1784, for £30. June 10, 
1785, he bought there of John Lane thirty acres more for the same price. Feb- 
ruary 21, 1787, he bought of John Dickerson another tract of land for £18. He 
added to this, October 29, 1796, paying to Patrick Wall £50 for the land. April 15, 
1797, he bought of Joseph Wilbore of Westmoreland, N. H., for £300, seventy- 
seven acres of land in that place. Here he settled with his mother, wife and son 
before the following spring, as on March 27, 1798, "Constant Chaffe of Westmore- 
land" bought of Job Wilbore more land there. May 27, 1803, he paid to William 
Brockway of St. Johnsbury, Vt., $100 for fifty acres more of land in Westmore- 
land. In all these deeds he is called "yeoman." He and his wife are buried in 
the graveyard in East Westmoreland, where their tombstones bear the following 
inscriptions : 

"In memory of Mr. Constant ChafTe who died April 29, 1806 in the 45th year 
of his age. 

" Death like an overflowing stream 
Sweeps us away, our life's a dream 

An empty t , a morning flower 

Cut down and withered in an hour." 

"In memory of Anna widow of Mr. Constant Chaffe who died March 23, 1811 
aged 44 years. 

"Diseases sore I long have bore 
Physicians were in vain 
Till God was pleased to give me ease 
And free me from my pain." 

Child: 
+ 535 i Amasa^ Chaffee, born March 30, 1786; married (1) Anna Adams; (2) 
Huldah Britton; (3) Roxana Britton. 

209 Otis s Chaffee (Atherton,* David, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in West- 
minster, Vt., and died in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., about 1813 or 1814. He mar- 
ried Abigail, daughter of John Abby, and sister of his brother Alpha's wife, and 
of his sister Nancy's husband. She died September 18, 1851, aged eighty-four, 
and was buried in Rome, Mich., in the East Rome cemetery. She married after 

Otis Chaffe 's death, Francisco, and lived with her daughter, Mrs. Whipple, 

in 1845 in Grass Lake, Mich., and in 1846, in Leoni, Mich. 

Otis Chaffee fought in the Revolution. He served under Major Elkanah Day 
in a company of Westminster Militia which marched on the Alarm of October 17, 
1780, when Royalton, Vt., was burned by the Indians. He served three days, 



102 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

travelled forty-four miles and received in payment ISs. Sd. His name is also on 
the pay roll of Captain Abner Seelye's company, Colonel Benjamin Wait's bat- 
talion. He served from July 1 to November 20, 1781, travelling eighty miles and 
receiving £10, 7s. 8d. He also served five days in Captain Benjamin Whitney's 
company, Colonel Bradley's regiment, "raised to assist the High SherifT," Sep- 
tember 21, 1782. 

Otis Chaffee was a farmer, in 1797 living in . Westminster, and later in Rock- 
ingham, Vt., where Nathaniel Bennett was appointed administrator on his estate, 
February 7, 1814. He is said to have served in the War of 1812 and to have died 
in Sackett's Harbor, so it seems probable that he was killed in the battle at that 
place. May 29, 1813. 

Children, born in Vermont: 
-1-536 i Otis 6 Chaffee, Jr., born May 9, 1784; married (1) Grace Whipple; (2) 

Lydia Tuttle. 
+ 537 ii Abigail Chaffee, born 1788; married Jeremiah Leland. 
+ 538 iii Lyman Chaffee, born May 1, 1790; married Mary Whipple. 
539 iv Jarville Chaffee, died in Illinois; married in Middlesex, Vt., January 
9, 1823, Betsey Bryant; he was a farmer; had a light complexion, 
and blue eyes; he served in the War of 1812 as a private; he Uved 
in Middlesex and Lockport, N. Y., after his marriage moving to 
Illinois, where he settled near Peoria, on land granted him by 
the Government for his war services; when he moved to Illinois 
he had two small children. 
+ 540 V Betsey Chaffee, born June 30, 1792; married Samuel Whipple. 
+ 541 vi Warren Chaffee, born January 22, 1797; married (1) Elizabeth Otto; 

(2) Melinda Munn. 
+ 542 vii Warner Fay Chaffee, born July 27, 1799; married Mrs. Hannah 

(Goodell) Ferguson. 
+ 543 viii Allen Bennett Chaffee, born in 1802; married Abigail Pratt. 
+ 544 ix Ory Chaffee, born May 23, 1807; married Polly Rowley. 

210 Rachel ^ Chaffee (Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in 
Westminster, Vt., December 16, 1772, and died in Southville, near Stockholm, 
St. Lawrence County, N. Y. She married Samuel Montgomery Wires, a wheel- 
wright, born August 4, 1776, died in Southville. He had a sandy complexion, 
blue eyes and was six feet, two inches in height. Mr. and Mrs. Wires were Uni- 
versalists. They lived in Walpole, N. H., Lyndon, Vt., in 1803 in Herkimer 
County, N. Y., and about 1813 moved to Stockholm. 

Children : 

545 i Carlton ^ Wires, born March 21, 1796; married Lucinda Dunshee. 

546 ii Annatta Wires, born June 28, 1797; died. 

+ 547 iii Hannah Wires, born May 22, 1799; married Wilder Stearns. 

548 iv Persis Wires, born March 30, 1801 ; died; married Henry Gates. 

+ 549 V Samuel Wires, born September 12, 1803; married Isabel Barren. 

550 vi Fanny Wires, born November 11, 1806; died; married Philo Mathews. 

551 vii Sivona Wires, born August 4, 1807; died. 

552 viii Nancy Wires, born July 5, 1810. 

553 ix Hiram Wires, born March 25, 1814. 

554 X Mary Melissa Wires, born March 21, 1817; married Reuben Farmer. 

212 Nancy ^ Chaffee (Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Westminster, Vt., about 1776, and died in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, 
N. Y. She married Amos, son of John Abby, and a brother of the wives of her 
brothers, Otis and Alpha. 



FIFTH GExNERATION 103 

Xaucy (Chaffee) Abby was very musical. She Uved in Cherry Creek. 
Children : 

555 i Eben s Abby. 

556 ii Calvin Abby. 

557 iii Amos Abby, Jr. 

558 iv John Abbv. 

559 V Atlanta Abby, died. 

+ 560 vi Olive Abby ; married DeWitt Fisher. 
561 vii Alvira Abby; married Casper Harvey. 

213 Crean Bush s Chaffee (Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born 
in Westminster, Vt., in 1778, and died in Amity, Erie County, Fa., December 24, 
1847. He married in Penn Yan, Cayuga County, N. Y., September 8, 1805, Polly, 
daughter of Daniel Bennett. She was of Delaware County, N. Y., and her father, 
a tailor by trade, had been taken i:)risoner at the beginning of the Revolution and 
held during the entire conflict. She died October 19, 1874, aged eighty-seven, and 
was buried in Hatch Hollow, Erie County, Pa. 

Crean Bush Chaffee is supposed to have been named for Crean Bush of West- 
minster, a friend of hi,: father's, and whose name appears as witness on a deed of 
property from Atherton Chaffe, Sr., to Atherton ChafTe, Jr. 

Crean Bush Chaffee had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, seven 
inches in height. He was a farmer and a teacher. He lived in Westminster in 
1796; when he was twenty-one years old " Uncle Jock," who brought him up, gave 
him a horse, saddle and bridle and he left Vermont for Cayuga County, never to 
return. He served during the War of 1812 from August, 1812, to March, 1813. 
In 1871 his widow, then living in Amity, appUed for a pension. In 1805 he was 
living in Cayuga County, and between 1810 and 1815 moved to Erie County, 
where he lived in Amity and Northeast. At this time that country was almost 
a wilderness and many were the dangers and hardships these hardy pioneers had 
to undergo. One day when Mrs. Chaffee was alone in the cabin with her daugh- 
ter Caroline, then a baby, an Indian holding a large knife in his hand appeared 
in the cabin door. Striding over to the cradle, he lifted the child in his arms, 
kissed her and, laying her down, stuck his knife into a loaf of bread just taken from 
the oven and ran off, to the great relief of the terrified mother, who thought her 
child would be killed. 

Children, the first three born in Cayuga County, the rest in Erie County: 

+ 562 i Sally « Chaffee, born in 1807; married- William Hatch. 

+ 563 ii Ira Chaffee, born January 1, 1809; married Hannah Norton. 

+ 564 iii Horace Hill Chaffee, born October 17, 1810; married (1) Louisa King; 

(2) Eliza Williams. 
565 iv Caroline Polly Chaffee, born October, 1815; died July 10, 1887; married 

Frederick Hill. 
+ 566 V Horatio Nelson Chaffee, born March 19, 1818; married Jane N. Mason. 
+ 567 vi Nancy Chaffee, born in June, 1820; married Samuel W. Hayes. 
+ 568 vii John'Bennett Chaffee, born in April, 1823 (1825); married (1) Mary 

Phelps; (2) Mrs. Eliza Drake. 

238 Sarahs Chaffee (Joseph,^ John,^ Joseph,^ Thomas was born in Barring- 
ton, Mass., January 18, 1729, and died April 27, 1818. She married (1), about 
1748 or 1749, Isaac Morris, their intention of marriage being published in Wood- 
stock, October 18, 1748. He died January 10, 1778, and she married (2) Septem- 



104 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

ber 10, 1804, Honorable John Bliss, whom she survived. April 30, 1750, she 
joined the church in New Roxbury (now West Woodstock), where she lived at 
the time of her marriage. In 1761 Isaac Morris removed with his family to Wales, 
Mass, 

"The part of Springfield to which he removed was then an unorganized district 
not belonging to any town, and known as ' Wales.' It was a territory lying between 
Somers on the south and Springfield on the north, and after the organization of 
Wilbraham, was annexed to that town. The spot where Isaac Morris settled 
was in the extreme southeastern part of 'Wales' and on the Monson line. The 
probable cause of his removal to 'Wales' was that his wife might be near her 
mother — then a widow — who, with her husband, Joseph Chaffee, had removed 
to this section about 1754. [This should be 1755.] Joseph Chaffee died in 1760. 
Two deeds from Hannah Chaffee — widow — and Joseph Chaffee, administrators 
of the estate of Joseph Chaffee, dated Aug. 18, 1761, convey to Isaac IMorris ninety- 
two acres of land, sixty of which was within the limits of Monson, then Brimfield. 
He subsequently bought other land. His farm contained in all one hundred and 
thirty-one acres eighty-five of which were within the Monson limits. The spot 
where he located was a romantic one at the base of Rattlesnake and Sheep Moun- 
tains, overlooking the Scantic Valley, to Pine Ball and South Mountains on the 
west, at the foot of which lay the farm of his father-in-law. A large part of the 
cultivated land has grown up to woods, and the house in which he lived, and also 
that of his son Darius, have long since disappeared. Nothing remains to indicate 
the locality of the habitations but a portion of the walls of the cellars, and a few 
nearly dead trees of the orchard. 

"The records of the Probate Court of Hampshire County, state that Sarah 
Morris was appointed administratrix on the estate of Isaac Morris, Sept. 1, 1778, 
and was also made guardian of Chester, Elizabeth, and Ephraim, minor children. 
By the inventory returned to the court, Nov. 1, 1778, the amount of the estate 
was £999 7s. 6d., of which £850 was in land. The debts were £130 2s. 2d. . . . 
The distribution of the estate made Nov. 3, 1778, gave Sarah, the widow, one- 
third during hfe, £283 5s. 8d. Darius, two elevenths or a double portion, £103 
6s. 7d. Hannah, Davis, Isaac, Edward, Sarah, Eunice, Chester, Ebenezer, Eliza- 
beth, and Ephraim, one-eleventh each, £51 10s. 3d. Mrs. Morris, hardly satisfied 
with the distribution, petitioned the court that as she was 'left under something 
of Low and Indigence circumstances' she might be allowed something out of the 
personal estate, and was allowed the amount of £22 lis. 

" She [Sarah (Chaffee) Morris] was a tall, fine-looking woman, with dark com- 
plexion, dark hair and eyes." [Morris Register.] 

Children, the first seven born in Woodstock, the last five in Wales : 

569 i Hannah ^ Morris, born January 13, 1750; married John Davis. 

570 ii Darius Morris, born September 15, 1751; married (1) EUzabeth Fisher; 

(2) Rebecca Chandler. 

571 iii Isaac Morris, Jr., born September 10, 1753; married Irene Johnson. 

572 iv Joseph Morris, born in March, 1755; died at Lake George, August 10, 

1776, in the Revolutionary army. 

573 V Edward Morris, born December 12, 1756; married Lucy Bliss. 

574 vi EUzabeth Morris, born July 10, 1759; died in Wilbraham, March 24, 

1764. 

575 vii Sarah Morris, born July 23, 1761; married Stephen Pease. 

576 viii Eunice Morris, born May 13, 1763: married Joshua Clark. 

577 ix Chester Morris, born April 16, 1765; married (1) Betsey Wales ;(2) . 

578 x Ebenezer Morris, born March 15, 1767; married Ryndia May. 

579 xi EHzabeth MorriS; born February 17, 1769; married David Hume. 

580 xii Ephraim Morris, born March 17, 1772; married Pamela Converse. 



FIFTH GENERATION 105 

For further descendants see The Morris Register, by Jonathan F. Morris, also 
3474. 

239 Joseph s Chaffe, Jr. (Joseph,^ John,3 Joseph,- Thomas 0, was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), January 9, 1730-31, and probably died in Union, Conn., 
in February, 1783. He married Esther ^ Chaffe (271) (John,* John,3 Joseph,2 
Thomas 1), born in Woodstock, January 14, 1734-5, baptized in the First Con- 
gregational Church there the same month. Joseph Chaffe was baptized in the same 
church, February 28, 1730-31. He probably moved with his parents in 1755 to 
Wales, a district of Springfield, Mass., where he was a farmer. May 8, 1758, he 
bought of his father fifty-six acres of land there for £55. In 1760, with his mother, 
he administered his father's estate. October 23, 1772, "Joseph Chaffee husband- 
man of Wales" sold to David Burt of the same place, land there for 20s. About 
this time Wales was annexed to the newly organized town of Wilbraham, and so 
Joseph Chaffe became an inhabitant of that town. In 1774, he was one of one 
hundred and twenty-five who signed an agreement, made in South Wilbraham, 
not to purchase Enghsh-made goods. July 29th of that year he was appointed 
with others to assist in collecting the Province rates. January 2, 1775, he was ap- 
pointed with others a committee to prevent the killing of deer from January 1st 
to August 1st of that year. 

His name appears as a Private on a roll of "Capt. James Warrener's company 
of Wilbraham who marched in defense of Ammerican Liberty on ye Alarm last April 
occasioned by the Lexington Fight." He was in service ten days, travelled one 
hundred and eighty miles and received £1, 9s. 2d., in payment. His name also 
appears as serving two other enlistments : 

"Chaffe, Joseph. Capt. Wilham Fletcher's co., Col. Benjamin Simond's regt; 
enlisted Aug. 22, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; marched on an expedition to 
Bennington. 

"Chaffe, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Burt's co., Col. Ehsha Porter's (Hamp- 
shire Co.) regt; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Aug. 25, 1779 service, 1 mo. 
7 days, at New London, Conn." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War 
of the Revolution.] 

January 30, 1777, Joseph Chaffe, yeoman, of Wilbraham sold to Joel Dean of 
Ashford, Conn., for £250, one hundred and forty acres of land in Wilbraham. 
This deed was signed by Joseph and Esther Chaffe. Soon after this he moved to 
Peru, Berkshire County, Mass., as on July 7th of the same year he was chosen one 
of a committee to act in letting out the school lands in that town. He was chosen 
First Selectman there February 14, 1780, and Moderator of a town meeting Octo- 
ber 30th of the same year. May 16, 1781, Joseph and Esther Chaffe of Partridge- 
field (formerly Peru), Mass., sold to Amos Corbin of Woodstock, for £180, one hun- 
dred acres of land there, being part of lot number thirty-eight. 

WILL OF JOSEPH CHAFFE 

" In the name of God Amen I Joseph Chaffe of Union in the County of Windham 
& State of Connecticut Being Weak in Body but Blessed Be God I am of Sound 
Mind & Memory Do this 14th Day of December 1782 Make & Publish this My 
Last Will and testament in Manner following that is to say first I give up My Soul 
to the Lord Jesus Christ as My Only Saviour trusting in His Merits and Mercies 
for the foregiveness of all My Sins & for My Eternal Salvation also I commit My 
Body to the Ground to Be Decently Buried at the Descression of My Executrix 



106 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

hereafter Mentioned then My Will is that all my honest Debts & funeral Charges 
Be paid sd to be paid out of My freehold Estate if it can legally Be Done then I 
Give to My Beloved Wife Ester Chaffe one third part of all My personal Estate 
which I die posest of for her own forever & My wish is that My sd Wife shall have 
liberty to Choose her third at the Inventory price out of the whole & My will is 
that My sd Wife shall have the Use & Improvement of one third jDart of My free- 
hold Estate that shall Remain after my sd Debts & Charges are paid so long as 
she Remains My Widow & then to be Equally Divided Among My five Children 
(viz) My son Darius Chaffe & My Daughter Ester & Deidamia & Matilda & Sinai 
and My will is that all ye Rest of My Estate not yet mentioned or Disposed of as 
above shall Be Equally Divided Amongst my sd son Darius Ester Diedamia 
Matilda & Sinai & I make and ordain my sd wife Ester Chaffe to Be My Sole 
Executrix of the My last Will & testament for the Intents and purposes in this 
My will contained in Witness Whereof I ye said Joseph Chaffe have hereunto set 
My hand & seal ye Day & year as above sd Signed Sealed & Delivered By ye sd 
Joseph Chaffe as his last will & testament in ye presence of us who were present 
at ye signing & sealing thereof 

"Joseph Chaffe [seal] 
"Willm Moor 
"Oliver Wales 
" Josiah Burley 

"December ye 31st 1782 then Personally appeared William Moor & Oliver 
Wales & Josiah Burley witnesses to ye within will & made Solemn oath that they 
were present when ye testator Executed sd will & saw him Execute it & heard 
him Declare to be his last will & testament & that he appeared to Be of Sound 
Mind & Memory & they all signed as witnesses in ye presence of ye testator & in 
the presence of Each Other Sworn Before Me 

"Solomon Wales Justice of peace" 

THE INVENTORY OF JOSEPH CHAFFE'S ESTATE 

"We the Subscribers being appointed and Authorized by honorable Court of 
Probate for the District of Stafford to Appraize all such Estate Both Real & 
personal of the Late Joseph Chaffe of Union in the County of Windham Deceased 
as shown to us by Ester Chaffe Widow & Relic to ye sd Deceast and Executrix 
to ye Last Will and testament of ye sd Joseph Chaffe Deceasd Which Serviss we 
performed Return make in the following manner 

(vis.) 
Household Goods & firnature 
Best Bed furniture Bedsted and Cord £3.. 0..0 

Next Ditto 45/ Next do 30/ Next do 20/ 4..15..0 

Low Case Drawers 20/ Low Chest 4/ five Low Chests 8/6 1..12..6 

one great Wheel 3/ Eleven Chairs 15/ tea kettle 6/ 1.. 4..0 

Two Iron pots 8/6 Brass kettle 10/ flatt Irons 6/ Skillet 2/6 1.. 7..0 

frying pan 3/ iron bason 3/ two iDales one Nogen 3/ Can — /6 0.. 9.. 6 

flesh fork & basting spoon 1/ hamer/6 Box Iron & heater 2/ 0.. 3. .6 

Fire shovel & tongs 6/ tramel 3/ Crane & hooks 10/ puter 20/ 1..19..0 

Choping knife 1/ Crockery & Earthen ware 4/ meal tub 4/01/ 0..10..0 

five dry Casks 3/ beer barrel 1/ three tubs 4/ Cheese tub 2/ 0..10..0 

Wooden boles & plates & salt Morter 2/ glass bottles 1/6 0.. 3. .6 

Two Baskets 2/ thirteen sheets 32/6 Eight pillow Cases 3/ 1..17..6 

Four table Cloaths 5/6 Eleven towels 5/ winowing sheet 1/6 0..12..0 

one table 6/ one do 4/ one foot wheel 15/ 1..15..0 

Wearing Apparel 

Great Coat 6/ Clarret Coat 12/ Jacoat 3/ hnen do 3/ 1.. 4..0 

Leather breeches 4/ five pair Stockings 14/ three Shirts 12/ 1..10..0 

thick Linen Breeches & Chect trowers 4/6 gloves 1/ 0.. 5..0 

Two hats 6/ wig 6/ Boots & Shoes 12/ six yd all wool 30/ 2..14..0 



FIFTH GEXERATION 107 

Four yd woollen Cloath 10/ two old Coats 2/6 0..12..6 

Striped Jaeet 2/ fustian Coat 5/ 0.. 7..0 

Mixt Coulercd Jacet & breeches 4/ 0.. 4..0 

Books 

Bible 3/ three bound Books 3/ pamphlets 6/ 0..12..0 

Farming Tools 

one plough & Irons 8/ horse trasses 6/ Slay 10/ 1.. 4..0 

Two Iron Wedges 2/ Chain 3/ Iron bale 1/6 Share 1/6 0.. 8..0 

Hatchet 4/ Sadlebags 3/ Sadie 6/ two mealbags 3/ bason 1/ 0..17..0 

Stock 

one mare f 10..0..0 one Cow 06/ one yearhng 20/ one swine 6/ 14..12..0 

one Note against Darius Chaffe 23.. 0..0 

two do against Willm Foster £5: 10: due 3.. 0..0 

Lands and Buildings 

A dwelling House & 95 Acres of land ISO.. 0..0 



250.. 
"Union March 3d 1783 the foregoing is a true Inventory Made by us 

"Solomon Wales ) Aprisors 

> under 
"JOSL\H BURLEY > Oath." 

DISTRIBUTION OF .JOSEPH CHAFFE 'S ESTATE 

"We the Subscribers being appointed by the Honbl Court of Probate for the 
District of Stafford to distribute and divide the Estate of Mr. .Joseph Chafey Late 
of union Deceased amongst the heirs of said deceased according to his last will 
and testament and being freeholders and under oath do set out to Darius Chaffe 
son to sd Deceasd £6..10..0 to be reducted out of a Note of hand due from said 
Darius to sd deceased at the time of his death Inventoried at £23..0..0 Lawful 
Money — 

''We also set of to Esther walker wife to Capt Robert walker and Daughter 
to said Deceased one fiat Iron one Chair one bed Tick and feathers one bed quilt 
and three sheets all Inventoried at the price of £1-16-5 and also £4-13-7 of sd 
£23-0-0 note clue from sd Darius 

"We Likewise set to Arvine Wales son to Eleazer wales by Deidamia his wife 
Lately Deceased and Daughter to said deceased one pot and kittle one Chest one 
Chair three Sheets one bed quilt one bason three pillow Cases one Clarret mans 
Coat and one pair of Stockings all Inventoried at the price of £3-11-5 and one 
plow and Irons and horse traces two Iron wedges one Chair one Iron bale one 
share one meat tub one pair of saddle bags and one saddle and two meal bags 
one raisor and one fustian Coat & one pair of Leather Breaches all Inventoried at 
£2..18..0 

"We do set of to Matilda Seldon wife to thomas Seldon Daughter to said Deceasd 
one Chest and three yeards of worsted Cloth and one Sheet one wig & white Breeches 
and Checkd trowsers all Inventoried at the price of £1-4. .6 we also set of to sd 
Matilda £5-5-5- to be taken out of said £ 23. due from said Darius 

"We also set of to Sinai Chaffe Daughter to sd Deceasd £6-10 to be taken out 
of sd £2.3-0-0 note due from sd Darius 

"Union 30th of 1788 we then Distributed and set of to the Heirs of the above 
mentioned Joseph Chaffe Deceasd their Equal shares out of the Estate of the sd 
Joseph as above Described as shown to us by Esther Chaffe Executor to the Last 
will and Testament of sd Deceasd according to the orders of said Court Given to us. 

" Edward Froster ~ 
"SoLN Wales 
"Cost 12/ for Distributing 



y Distribution 



108 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

"At a Court of Probate at Stafford in the District of Stafford on the 13th day 
of April 1784 Isaac Pinney Esqr Judge holding said Court on account of adminis- 
tration on the Estate of Mr Joseph Chaffe Late of Union in the County of Windham 
Deceasd was now Exhibited in sd Court by the Executor on said Estate whereby 
she has paid in Debts and Charges Due from said Estate the sum of £97:0:3f 
Lawful money which account this Court accepts and orders to be kept on file 

"At the same Court next above sat out and allows bysaid Court to Mrs Esther 
Chaffe Widow and Relict of Mr Joseph Chaffe Late of Union in the County of 
Windham Deceasd as nessassery for Suport of Self and family in Sundreys which 
she shall Charge at Inventory price the Sum of £ 19.6.1 

"Test John Phelps Clerk 

"At a Court of Probate held at Stafford in the District of Stafford on the 13th 
day of April A. D. 1784 Isaac Pinney Esqr Judge holding said Court Solomon 
Wales Esqr of Union in the County of Windham was now appointed to be Guardian 
to Sina Chaffe Daughter of Mr Joseph Chaffe Late of sd union Deceasd aged about 
8 years a minor of the Town of said union and the said Solomon Wales gave a 
bond of Two hundred pounds Lawfull money to this Court for the faithful Dis- 
charge his afforesaid office of Guardian to said minor 

"At the same Court next above Mr. Darius Chaffe of Union in the County of 
Windham was now appointed to be guardian to Matilda Chaffe aged about fifteen 
years Daughter of Mr Joseph Chaffe Late of said Union Deceasd a minor of the 
Town of said Union and the said Darius Chaffe gave a bond of two hundred pounds 
Lawfull money to this Court for the faithful! Discharge of his afforesaid office 
Guardian to said minor" 

Children : 

+ 581 i Darius e Chaffe, born about 1751 ; married Molly Chaffe [604]. 
582 ii Esther Chaffe, born about April, 1756; died March 23, 1759, aged two 
years, eleven months; buried in South Wilbraham (now Hampden). 
-1-583 iii Esther Chaffe, born 1760; married Captain Robert Walker. 
4-584 iv Deidamia Chaffe, married Eleazer Wales. 
585 V Matilda Chaffe, born about 1769; married before 1788, Thomas Sel- 
don. 
+ 586 vi Sinai Chaffe, born May 11, 1776; married Amasa Converse. 

240 Benjamin ^ ChafEee (Joseph,'' John, 3 jGseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), July 10, 1732, and probably died in Ashford, Conn., 
in 1811. He married in Woodstock, September 19, 1754, Hannah, daughter of 
Abraham Skinner of Maiden, Mass. Benjamin Chaffee is said to have lived on 
the north part of Rocky or Cranberry Bog Hill, between West Woodstock and 
South Woodstock, later in Ashford and still later in Marcellus, N. Y., finally re- 
turning to Ashford. He also lived in Wales, Mass., as is evidenced by a deed 
dated June 25, 1764, in which "Benjamin Chaffee husbandman of Woodstock 
late of Wales," sold to Benjamin Skinner of Wilbraham, seventy-five acres of land 
in Wales together with the buildings thereon for £100. This was land which 
Benjamin had bought of his father, February 25, 1760, for £45. He bought and 
sold various pieces of land in Woodstock. February 4, 1793, Benjamin "Chaffe" 
of Woodstock bought of Josiah Eaton of Ashford for £28, 15s., twenty-three acres 
of land there, and April 22d of the same year he and his wife, still of Woodstock, 
sold to Benjamin Skinner of that place a house and barn there. Apparently this 
was about the time of their removal to Ashford. Benjamin Chaffee had palsy in 
one arm, which for the last twenty years of his life rendered it useless. 

Children : 

587 i Sally « Chaffee, married Parker e Chapman (645) (Mary s Chaffee, 
Ebenezer,^ John,3 Joseph,^ Thomas 0- 



FIFTH GENERATION 109 

5S8 ii Eunice Chaffee, married Oliver 6 Chapman (643) (Mary & Chaffee, 
Ebenezer,'» John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas i). 

+ 589 iii Wealthy Chaffee, married Peter Chamberlain. 

+ 590 iv Polly Chaffee, a twin, married William Snell, Jr. 

591 V Dolly Chaffee, a twin. 

+ 592 vi Joseph Chaffee, married (1) Clarissa Griggs; (2) Roxy Griggs. 

593 vii Harriet Chaffee. 

594 viii Louisa Chaffee, married Skinner. 

595 ix Dorcas Chaffee. 

241 Ephraim ^ Chaffee (Joseph,^ John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn,), about 1733, and died near Glens Falls, N. Y., in 1758. 
He married in Woodstock, November 21, 1752 (?) Anna (or Anne) Torrey. They 
were both residents of Woodstock. She married (2) William Stacy. 

Ephraim Chaffee was a farmer and a joiner. June 19, 1751, he bought of Joseph 
Chaffee for £650, forty acres of land with a house in Woodstock. March 22, 1753, he 
was appointed to appraise a stray horse. [Killingly, Conn., Records.] Septem- 
ber 17, 1753, at a meeting of the inhabitants of the southeast district of the town 
of Woodstock he was appointed one of a committee to divide the district into two 
schools. September 3, 1754, he sold forty acres of land "a mansion house and a 
Dutch barn" for £1,000. This was probably the same property which he bought 
in 1751. January 12, 1756, he bought of Benjamin Munn sixty acres of land in 
Brimfield, Mass., and March 9th following, forty-seven acres there of Josiah 
Montague. Soon after this, he moved from Woodstock to Wales, a district of 
Springfield, Mass., as he was of the latter place when he marched in August, 1757, 
to the relief of Fort William Henry during the Colonial Wars. Ephraim Chaffee 
is said to have been scalped and killed by the Indians, in a place between Sandy 
Hill and Glens Falls, N. Y., near Fort Edward, in the same place where Jane 
McCrae was scalped during the Revolution. He is said to have been a teamster 
and an officer over the baggage train. The records make no mention of his ser- 
vice at this time, during the year 1758, but state that he was a Private in Captain 
Benjamin Day's company, South Hampshire County regiment, which marched 
on the Alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry in August, 1757. He is spoken 
of as "of Springfield," travelled sixty -four miles, and was in service ten and a half 
days. [Massachusetts Archives, Muster Rolls, Vol. XCV, page 444.] February 6, 
1758, he sold land in Brimfield to J. Torrey for £20. The estate of Ephraim 
Chaffee "late of Wales" was administered by his father, Joseph Chaffe, who was 
appointed August 30, 1758. [Northampton Probate Records.] After his death in 
1760, Ephraim's widow took charge of the administration. In January, 1763, 
she and her second husband, William Stacy, petitioned the court in Boston for 
permission to sell the real estate of Ephraim Chaffee. Permission was evidently 
granted, for May 20, 1763, sixty acres of land in Wales were sold for £48, 10s., 
to "Simeon Chaffe of Woodstock yeoman " (272) as the highest bidder. 

Ephraim Chaffee and his brother Isaiah are said to have helped drive the wolf 
of Israel Putnam fame into the cave where it was captured. It had wrought sad 
havoc among the sheep in the neighborhood of Pomfret, Conn. 

Children, all but the last born in Woodstock : 

596 i John Wilson « Chaffee, born September 9, 1753; died October 26, 1754. 

597 ii Anna Chaffee, a twin, born September 9, 1753; probably married in 

South Wilbraham, Mass., June 22, 1788, Nathan Hudson of Monson, 



no THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Mass., the intention being published in South Wilbraham, May 2, 
1788. 
598 iii Comfort Chaffee (a daughter), died October 25, 1754. 
+ 599 iv Comfort Chaffee, born September 2, 1755; married Moses Baxter. 

600 V John Wilson Chaffee, born in 1757; probably died in the army near 

Little Falls, N. Y., in 1780; baptized in the First Congregational 
Church, Woodstock, March 17, 1765; he served in the Revolution 
as follows: "Chaffee, John Wilson, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. 
Paul Langdon's co.. Col. Timothy Danielson's regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enhsted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; 
also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp Roxbury, Dec. 25, 
1775. [The following entries probably refer to him also.] 

"Chaffee, John, Wilbraham. Corporal, Capt. Charles Colton's 
CO., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; Continental Army pay ac- 
counts for service from March 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, 
Wilbraham; enlisted for town of Wilbraham; enlistment, 3 years; 
reported mustered by Col. Woodbridge. 

"Chafee, John, Springfield. Corporal, Lieut. Colonel's co., 
Col. John Greaton's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from Jan 1, 1780, to March 1, 1780. [Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in. the War of the Revolution.] 

601 vi Sarah Chaffee, born in Wales, March 31, 1758; married Reuben Bliss 

of Monson, their intention of marriage being published in South 
Wilbraham, December 9, 1775. 

242 Asa ^ Chaffee (Joseph,'' John,3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born in Woodstock, 
Mass. (now Conn.), June 5, 1734, and died in Wilbraham, Mass., in December, 
1810. He married (1) in Woodstock, September 5, 1753, Mary Hewlett, who died 
March 9, 1783. He married (2) in the same town, February 16, 1785, Sarah Orms- 
bee. 

Asa Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 
June 9, 1734. He was a shoemaker and a house-framer. He probably moved to 
Wales, Mass., between 1758 and 1760. This place, a precinct of Springfield, Mass., 
was later made a part of Wilbraham. February 25, 1760, he bought of his father 
for £35, 8s., land in Wales. "Asa Chaffe yeoman of Wilbraham and Mary Chaffe 
his wife" sold to William Barnes for £30, sixty acres of land there, March 20, 
1764. March 22, 1768, he was chosen "Hog Reave" for Wilbraham. June 10th 
following, he sold to Henry Badger land in Wilbraham for £6. In a list of pew 
holders in the Congregational church in Wilbraham, dated June 3, 1770, it is stated 
that "Asa ChafTee" and wife with five others and their wives occupied pew num- 
ber fourteen. The minister at this time was Reverend Noah Merrick. In South 
Wilbraham in 1774, one hundred and twenty-five men, of whom "Asa Chaffee" 
was one, signed an agreement not to buy English-made goods. 

He was a Private in "Capt. James Warriner's Company of Wilbraham who 
marched in defence of American Liberty on ye Alarm last April occasioned by 
the Lexington Fight." He served ten days, travelled one hundred and eighty 
miles, and received £1, 9s. 2d., in payment. 

November 21, 1777, he was chosen a Constable for Wilbraham. October 18, 
1779, he received $20 as bounty and mileage money for soldiers. January 30, 
1784, Asa Chaffee and two others were a committee appointed in behalf of the 
South parish of Wilbraham for the purpose of taking a deed of a piece of land on 
which to build a meetinghouse. The tract of land purchased was in Wilbraham, 



FIFTH GENERATION 111 

contained about one hundred and forty rods, was purchased of William King and 
cost £6. March 16th following, Asa Chaffee was chosen Surveyor. May 3, 1785, 
he sold for £20, to his son, Ephraim, land in Monson, Mass., and March 16, 1786, 
land in Wilbraham to his son Cyril, Chaffee of Somers, Conn., blacksmith, for 
£10, 10s. Soon after this Shays' Rebellion broke out and Asa Chaffee served as 
a Private from September 22d to 2Sth, 1786, in Lieutenant Lewis Langdon's 
company, Colonel Gideon Burt's regiment of militia, which marched to Spring- 
field. He also served in Springfield as a Private from January 18th to February 7, 
1787, in Captain Joseph Williams Company of Cadets, ordered into service by 
Major-General Shepard. September 14, 1808, he sold to his son Ephraim for 
$300, land in Wilbraham, and in 1809 to his son Calvin two other tracts there for 
$120. 

Asa Chaffee died intestate and administration on his estate was granted to his 
son Jonathan in Northampton, Mass., February 13, 1811. The inventory, dated 
February 21st following, mentions real estate, an interest in a sawmill thereon, 
house, barn, cidermill, horses, cows, oxen, household furniture, farming utensils, 
etc. This was appraised by Stephen West, Calvin Stebbins and William Clark. 
July 17, 1811, the widow was allowed her portion of the estate. 

Asa Chaffee is doubtless buried in the Hampden, Mass. (formerly South Wilbra- 
ham), burying-ground, but no stone marks his final resting-place. The grave of 
his first wife is marked by a stone bearing the following inscription : 

"In Memory of 

Mrs. Mary wife of 

Mr. Asa Chaffe 

who died 

March 9, 1783 

in her 47th year 

Death is a debt 

to nature due 

Which I have paid 

and so must you." 
Children, the first four born in Woodstock, the rest in South Wilbraham: 
+ 602 i Jonathan " Chaffee, born about 1753; married Olive Davis. 
+ 603 ii Asa Chaffee, Jr., born about 1754; married (1) Anna Elmer; (2) 
Frances Elmer. 
604 iii Molly Chaffee, born July 3, 1756; married Darius Chaffee. (See 581.) 
+ 605 iv Cyril (Serrel) Chaffee, born May 3, 1758; married (1) Patience Sexton; 

(2) Mrs. Submit (Gowdy) McGregory Booth. 
+ 606 V Ephraim Chaffee, born August 12, 1760; married Olive Edgerton. 

607 vi Martha Chaffee, born May 18, 1761. 

608 vii Patty Chaffee, born May 19, 1762. 

609 viii Luther Chaffee, born October 10, 1764; died November 20, 1776; 

buried in South Wilbraham. 

+ 610 ix Calvin Chaffee, born June 11, 1766; married Wealthy Edgerton. 

+ 611 x Miriam Chaffee, born September 3, 1768; married Ellis. 

612 xi Jemima Chaffee, born September 13, 1770; married in Somers, August 
30, 1787, Jiles Jones of that place; she was then living in Wilbra- 
ham. 

+ 613 xii Abiather Chaffee, born December 5, 1774; married Miriam Clark. 

+ 614 xiii Walter Chaffee, born August 17, 1775; married Anna Hyde. 
615 xiv Huldah Chaffee, married in South Wilbraham, May 25, 1806, her 
brother-in-law, Chauncey Stebbins, of that place, their marriage 
intention being enterod May 10, 1806; residence, 1843, Utica, 
N. Y.; later, Hoosic Falls, N. Y. (See 616.) 



112 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 616 XV Nancy Chaffee, married Chauncey Stebbins. 
617 xvi Child, died young. 

244 Comfort ^ Chafiee (Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), March 20, 1737-8, and died in South Wilbraham, Mass., 
June 4, 1811. He married (1) January 19, 1758, Mary, daughter of Nathaniel 
Bliss, their marriage intention being recorded in Springfield, Mass. She was born 
November 21, 17-34, and died April 15, 1774. Comfort Chaffee married (2) in 
South Wilbraham, June 5, 1808, Mrs. Hepzibah (Green) Chaffee, widow of Joel 
Chaffee (251), their intention of marriage being published in South Wilbraham, 
February 10, 1805. She died December 19, 1828, aged ninety-three. Comfort 
Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, July 2, 
1738. He had a dark complexion, black eyes and hair, was tall and well propor- 
tioned. He probably moved to Wales, a district of Springfield, Mass., with his 
parents in 1755, and was living there at the time of his marriage in 1758. He was 
a farmer. May 26, 1759, "Comfort Chaffee yeoman of Wales" bought seventy- 
five acres of land in the township of Springfield, for £75. As Wales was then a 
district of Springfield, this land may have been in what was then known as Wales, 
and which was shortly afterwards made part of Wilbraham. March 19, 1765, 
Comfort Chaffee was chosen "Deer Reaves" in Wilbraham. He was chosen "Hog 
Reaves," March 13, 1770, in South Wilbraham, and May 13, 1770, the records of 
the Congregational church there state that he and his wife, with six others, oc- 
cupied pew number eighteen. April 6, 1773, Comfort and Mary (Bliss) Chaffee 
sold for £22, 2s., to Nathaniel, David, Jonathan, and Thomas Bliss of Wilbraham, 
forty-seven acres of land there, it being part of the estate of the late Nathaniel 
Bliss, father of Mary. A committee of which Comfort Chaffee was one appointed 
in Wilbraham, January 2, 1775, to prevent the killing of deer from January 1st 
to August 1st of that year. His name appears as a Private on the roll of Captain 
James Warriner's company of Wilbraham " who marched in defence of Ammerican 
Liberty on ye Alarm last April occasioned by Lexington Fight." He served ten 
days, travelled one hundred and eighty miles, and received £1, 9s. 2d., payment. 
His further Revolutionary service is as follows: 

"Chaffee, Comfort. Private, Capt. James Shaw's co., Col. Charles Pynchon's 
regt.; enlisted Sept. 24, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 32 days, travel 
included; company detached to join Gen. Gates's army." [Massachusetts Soldiers 
and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 

During his service. Comfort and another man discovered a deserted British 
vessel floating near the water's edge. They boarded it and finding it loaded with 
provisions and ammunition, turned it over to the Government. May 25, 1778, 
Comfort Chaffee was chosen one of the Constables for Wilbraham. October 18, 
1779, he received £20 as bounty and mileage money for soldiers. 

During Shays' Rebellion, he served as a Private from September 22 to Septem- 
ber 28, 1786, being in Lieutenant Lewis Langdon's company. Colonel Gideon 
Burt's regiment of Mihtia, in the Fourth Division, which marched to Springfield 
in support of the Government. He also served in Springfield from January 18 to 
February 1, 1787, in Captain Joseph WilHams' company of Cadets, ordered into 
service by Major-General Shepard, 

The strictness with which the Fourth Commandment was kept in the days of 
our forefathers is illustrated by the following incident. Comfort Chaffee preferred 



FIFTH GENERATION 113 

a charge against a neighbor, of having sown seed on the Sabbath day. He could 
not, however, prove the charge, for while he could swear that the man went through 
the motions of sowing, he could not prove that he had seed in his hand. Had he 
been able to prove his point, the man would have been severely punished, for the 
keeping holy of the Sabbath day was strictly adhered to by our ancestors. 

After Comfort's death his widow was supported by her step-sons, and made 
her home with the eldest of them. Comfort, Jr. 

In the cemetery in Hampden, Mass. (formerly South Wilbraham), rest the bodies 
of Comfort Chaffee and his two wives. On his tombstone is the following inscrip- 
tion: 

"In Memory of 

Mr. Comfort Chaffe 

who died 

June 4, 1811, 

Aged 74 years. 

Let not the dead forgotten lie 
Lest you forget that you must die 
Death is a debt to nature due 
Which I have paid and so must you." 

The grave of his first wife is marked by a stone bearing the following words : 

"In memory 
of Mrs. Mary 
wife of 
Mr. Comfort 
Chaffee who died 
April 1.5 1774 
in her 40 year. 
• O Time Supreme 

How swift thy wings 
On Time depend 
Eternal things." 

Children by first wife, born in South Wilbraham: 

618 i Mary s Chaffee, born in 1758 (?); died; married about 1780, Ebenezer 

Stacy of South Wilbraham, their intention dated January 10, 
1780. 

619 ii Lucretia Chaffee, born June 22, 1760; intention of marriage to Moses 

Cadwell of South Wilbraham published there September 23, 1780. 

620 iii Bathsheba Chaffee, born June 9, 1762; died in South Wilbraham, 

April 22, 1851 ; married there, November 27, 1783, Stephen West, 
their intention of marriage being published there October 23, 
1783; she was buried in South Wilbraham. 

621 iv Mercy Chaffee, born January 27, 1765; died September 16, 1788, her 

death being recorded in Springfield. 
+ 622 V Comfort Chaffee, Jr., born July 3, 1767; married Persis Skinner. 
623 vi Joel Chaffee, born September 27, 1770; died in South Wilbraham, 

August 1, 1806, and was buried there; a blacksmith; unmarried. 
+ 624 vii Nathaniel Bliss Chaffee, born December 14, 1772; married Tabitha 

Chubbuck. 

247 Isaiah s Chaffee (Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas J) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), about 1728, and died in Wilbraham, Mass., January 3, 
1771, aged forty-two years. He married in Woodstock, March 5, 1751, Betty 
Manning. At this time he lived in Woodstock; October 21, 1753, he joined the 



114 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

West Woodstock Congregational Church, but before 1758 had moved to Wales, 
a district of Springfield, Mass., and later a part of the town of Wilbraham. In 
the latter year he served as a Private in the Colonial War, in Colonel William 
William's regiment, Captain Jonathan Ball's company, raised by the province of 
Massachusetts Bay for the reduction of Canada. He is spoken of as "of Spring- 
field," served from April 13 to November 4, and travelled seven days. [Massa- 
chusetts Archives, Muster Rolls, Vol. XCVI, p. 444.] 

In a list of pew holders in the Wilbraham Congregational Church, dated July 3, 
1770, we find that Isaiah Chaffee and his wife, with four other men and their 
wives occupied pew number five. The land records show that on August 18, 1761, 
"Isaiah Chafee husbandman of Wales" sold to David Burt, 2d, of Springfield, 
husbandman, for £90, one hundred and eight acres of land in Wales, formerly 
belonging to Isaiah's "honored father, Joseph Chaffee, deceased." This deed is 
signed by "Isaiah Chafee" and "Betty Chafee." April 10, 1767, "Isaiah Chaffee, 
husbandman, of Wilbraham" bought land of Henry Badger of that place for £18. 
April 2, 1771, in Northampton, Mass., Comfort Chaffee (244), brother of Isaiah, 
was appointed administrator of this estate, and at the same time William King 
was appointed guardian of the five minor children, Betty, over fourteen, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Isaiah and Hannah under fourteen. Isaiah left almost nothing and 
September 14, 1772, Comfort Chaffee obtained the consent of the court to sell 
the whole of the estate, the papers being signed by Comfort and the widow, Betty 
Chaffee. This was probably for the purpose of paying Isaiah's debts and obtain- 
ing ready money for the needs of the widow and children. From this time the 
family suffered many hardships from extreme poverty; probably no line of the 
Chaffee family had a harder life than did the children of Isaiah after his death. 

Isaiah and his brother Ephraim are said to have helped drive the wolf of Israel 
Putnam fame into the cave where it was captured. It had wrought sad havoc 
among the sheep in the neighborhood of Pomfret. 

Children : 

625 i Hannah ^ Chaffee, born in Woodstock, October 20, 1752; died December 

10, 1756; buried in South Wilbraham, Mass.; baptized in the West 
Woodstock Congregational Church, October 14, 1753. 

626 ii John Chaffee, probably the man to whom the following Revolutionary 

record refers: 

"Chaffee, John, Private, Capt. WiUiam White's co. (late) 
Col. Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enhsted July 18, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 22, 1780; service 3 mos. 1 day, at Stone Arabia, 
N. Y." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the 
Revolution.] [It is possible that the last two entries accredited 
to 600 refer to this man.] 

627 iii Elizabeth (Betty) Chaffee, born before 1757, as she was over fourteen 

years of age, April 2, 1771; married Gilbert, and at one 

time lived in Massachusetts. 

+ 628 iv William Chaffee, born after April 2, 1757; married Mary Whipple. 

+ 629 V Joseph Chaffee, born in Woodstock, October 2, 1761; married Mercy 
White. 
630 vi Isaiah Chaffee, Jr., born about 1764; he served in the Revolution as 
follows : 

"Chaffee, Isaiah, Wilbraham. Descriptive list of men raised 
to reinforce Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable 
to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; com- 
plexion, light; residence, Wilbraham; arrived at Springfield July 



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5, 1780; marched to camp July 6, 1780, under command of Lieut. 
Taylor of 2d Mass. Line; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised 
by the town of Wilbraham for service in the Continental Army 
during 1780; marched July 6, 1780; discharged Dec. 6, 1780; 
service, 5 mos., 15 days. 

" List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by 
Brig.-Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

"Chafe, Isaiah. Certificate dated West Point, Dec. 6, 1780, 
signed by Capt. Abraham Williams, stating that said Chafe, who 
engaged for 6 months for the town of Wilbraham, served 4 mos. 
28 days in 12th Mass. regt., was then discharged and given per- 
mission to return to Wilbraham. 

"Caffee, Isaiah. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; 
enhsted Jan. 24, 1781; discharged April 10, 1781; service, 2 mos. 
17 days; company detached for 8 months and stationed at Spring- 
field. 

"Chaffe, Isaiah, Wilbraham. Receipt dated Wilbraham, 
March 8, 1781, for bounty paid said Chaffe by Lieut. WilUam 
King, Chairman of a class of the town of Wilbraham, to serve in 
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years." [Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] His name is 
also on a "Return of the hire of the three years men" dated 
December 26, 1781, and signed by the Selectmen of Wilbraham, 
he having received £76, 10s.; it is also found on two warrants to 
pay the officers and men of Captain John Carpenter's company, 
dated June 24, 1782, and October 28, 1782. 

631 vii Hannah Chaffee. 

250 Joshua ^ Chaffee (Joel,'* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, 
Mass., about 1733, and died in Ellsworth, Conn., October 9, 1789. He married 
in Mansfield (Sharon), Conn., July 2, 1755, Mary, daughter of Matthew St. John 
of Sharon (Wilton). She was born in Wilton, September 25, 1739, and died 
August 28, 1829. Joshua Chaffee was a farmer, and moved to Sharon from Mans- 
field, in 1755, shortly after his marriage. April 20, 1757, Matthew St. John of 
Sharon sold "for love, good will and affection" to his daughter, Mary, and son-in- 
law, Joshua, twelve acres of land in that town, and April 18, 1758, he sold to Joshua 
for £75, thirteen acres more there. Joshua sold to Ebenezer Smith, Jr., of Wood- 
stock, Conn., for £12, 10s., two acres of orchard land in the latter town, January 7, 
1763. He also bought and sold other pieces of land there. His name appears as 
one of the company of householders from Sharon, on a roll of Captain Eliphalet 
Holmes' company of minute men of East Haddam, raised in May, 1776, by order 
of the "Capt. General." [Connecticut Men in the Revolution.] He was made a 
Freeman in Sharon, October 16, 1777. He made his will February 14, 1787, and 
in it names as his heirs, his wife Mary, sons Joel, Matthew and Joshua Bignall, 
his daughters Betty, Mary, Lucy, Vinie, Olive, Lettice and Julia, his son Joel 
being made executor. He and his wife are buried in Ellsworth, where their tomb- 
stones bear the following epitaph : 

" For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." 

Children, born in Sharon : 

632 i EUzabeth e (Betty) Chaffee, born May 11, 1757; died October 27, 1844; 

married (1) in Sharon, January 2, 1777, Asa Chapman, of New 
Concord, Chatham, N. Y.; he died soon after and she married 
(2) in Ellsworth, November 11, 1779, Isaiah, son of Ebenezer 



116 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

and Lucy (Moulton) Everitt; he was born in Sharon, April 12, 
1753, and died in Ellsworth, August 4, 1834; a farmer; both were 
buried in Ellsworth. 

f 633 ii Joel Israel Chaffee, born July 2, 1759; married (1) Rachel Booth; (2) 
Dolly Hyde. 

+ 634 iii Mary Chaffee, born June 10, 1762; married WilHam W. Hyde. 

+ 635 iv Lucy Chaffee, born February 12, 1765; married Stephen Eaton. 
636 V Matthew Chaffee, born December 12, 1767; died in Ellsworth, Novem- 
ber 13, 1789; buried there; unmarried. 

+ 637 vi Lovina (Vinie) Chaffee, born December 26, 1770; married Elijah Abel. 

+ 638 vii Olive Chaffee, born October 17, 1774; married (1) Joshua Studley, 
Jr. ; (2) Amos Seymour. 

+ 639 viii Lettice Chaffee, born September 3, 1777; married Nathan Norton. 

+ 640 ix Joshua Bignall Chaffee, born March 8, 1781; married (1) Anna Sey- 
mour; (2) Hannah Birdsey. 
641 X Julia Chaffee, born March 10, 1786; died in Kent, Conn., January 20, 
1838; married George Bull, a widower of Kent; they had no 
children. 

258 Mary ^ Chafiee (Ebenezer,'* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), August 27, 1733, and died. She married there, March 29, 
1753, Thomas Chapman. She was baptized in the First Congregational Church 
of Woodstock, August 19, 1733. 

Children, baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock: 

642 i Christopher ^ Chapman, baptized December 21, 1766. 

643 ii Ohver Chapman, baptized December 21, 1766; married Eunice * Chaffee 

(588) (Benjamin,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1). 

644 iii Molly Chapman, baptized December 21, 1766. 

645 iv Parker Chapman, baptized September 10, 1769; married Sally ^ Chaffee 

(587) (Benjamin,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1). 

259 Rebecca s Chaffee (Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), July 28, 1735, and died there December 30, 1819. She 
married in Woodstock, October 3, 1754, John Howlett. She was baptized in the 
First Congregational Church of Woodstock, August 10, 1735. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 

+ 646 i Didymus 6 Howlett, born April 4, 1760; married (1) AUce Marcy; 

(2) Polly Preston. 
+ 647 ii John Howlett, Jr., born October 11, 1762; married Anna Sanger. 
+ 648 iii Ebenezer Howlett, a twin, born February 29, 1764 (?); married Lois 

Lewis. 

649 iv Samuel Howlett, a twin, born February 29, 1764 (?) ; married Betsey 5 

Chaffee (338) (Josiah,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1), born in 
Woodstock, July 14, 1773, baptized there in the First Congre- 
gational Church, August 27, 1775; they had no children. 

650 V Thomas Howlett. 

651 vi William Howlett, died October 15, 1801, unmarried. 
+ 652 vii Tabitha Howlett, married Comfort Clapham. 

+ 653 viii Mary Howlett, married Edmund Tiffany. 
+ 654 ix Rebecca Howlett, married Samuel Lyon. 

260 Tabitha 5 Chaffee (Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas was born in 
Woodstock, Mass. (now Conn.), July 14, 1739, and died December 19, 1824. She 
married there. May 14, 1761, Ephraim, son of Eliphalet and Mary (Bacon) Car- 
penter. He was born in Woodstock July 24, 1735, and died August 21, 1809. 



FIFTH GENERATION 117 

He served in the Revolution in the 4th BattaHon, under Colonel Ely, in Captain 
John Ely's regiment. He was a farmer, and after living for many years in Wood- 
stock he and his wife moved to Stafford, Conn., where they lived with their son 
Elias. Tabitha Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church in Wood- 
stock, July 29, 1739. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 

655 i Elias ^ Carpenter, married- Sarah Prescott. 

656 ii Ephraim Carpenter, Jr., born May 26, 1762 (1763) ; died in Woodstock, 

January 20, 1776. 

657 iii EUphalet Carpenter, born July 9, 1765; married (1) Sybil Vinny; (2) 

Matilda Reynolds. 

658 iv Williard Carpenter, born April 3, 1767; married Polly Bacon. 

65Sa V Joseph Carpenter, born March 5, 1769; married Sarah (Sally) Prescott. 

659 vi Bemsley Carpenter, born April 19, 1771; died October 7, 1775. 

660 vii Harvey Carpenter, born December 31, 1775; married (1) Charity; (2) 

Esther Sabin. 

661 viii Polly Carpenter, born May 12, 1778. 

662 ix Ephraim Carpenter, Jr., born June 7, 1780; married (1) Elizabeth 

Prescott; (2) Sarah (Sally) N. King. 

663 X John Sullivan Carpenter, born June 26, 1782; married Martha . 

664 xi Nellie Carpenter, born October 9, 1785. 

For further descendants see Carpenter Genealogy, by Amos B. Carpenter. 

261 Ezra ^ Chaffee (Ebenezer,* John,^ Joseph, ^ Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), April 9, 1742, and died in Athens, Vt., July 16, 1815. 
He married in Woodstock, September 20, 1764, Jerusha Hurlburt of that place, 
who died in Athens, December 15, 1822, aged eighty. She was a member of the 
West Woodstock Congregational Church, February 3, 1771. 

Ezra Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 
June 6, 1742. He had a light complexion, blue or gray eyes, and was short and 
stout. He was a farmer and lived for many years in Woodstock. He served in 
the Revolution in Lieutenant Jonathan Morris's company of that place. He 
probably rose to the rank of Captain, as he was always called by that title, Feb- 
ruary 24, 1781, he bought of Azel Hooker of Athens, for £60, "hard money," 
one hundred acres of land in the northern part of that town. To this place he 
moved between 1782 and 1784. From 1792 to 1798 he was one of the Listers of 
Athens and in 1796 Selectman. He and his wife were members of the Methodist 
church in that town, and were buried there. 

Children, all but two younger born in Woodstock: 

+ 665 i Alfred ^ Chaffee, born July 5, 1765; married Hannah Woodward. 

+ 666 ii David Chaffee, a twin, born July 5, 1765; married Anna Johnson. 

+ 667 iii Charles Chaffee, born May 3, 1767; married Lucy Evans. 

+ 668 iv Rufus Chaffee, born March 2, 1769; married Elizabeth Stickney. 

+ 669 V Lydia Chaffee, born March 22, 1771 ; married John Oak. 

670 vi Jerusha Chaffee, born about 1772 or 1773; died in Athens, May 18, 

1856, aged eighty-three; married Roswell Evans and had a large 
family; she was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational 
Church, March 28, 1773. 

671 vii Abigail Chaffee, died young; baptized in the West Woodstock Con- 

gregational Church, October 29, 1775. 
+ 672 viii Ezra Chaffee, Jr., born August 25, 1777; married Fanny Shipman. 
+ 673 ix Abigail Chaffee, born May 9, 1779; married Reverend Asa Kent. 
+ 674 X Olive Chaffee, born February 20, 1781; married Leonard Ames. 



118 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

675 xi Mary (Polly) Chaffee, born September 17, 1782; died in Athens, 
November 9, 1833; married Reverend Elijah Davis, a Baptist 
minister, who after her death married (2) Mrs. Miriam (Park) 
Sherwin, and had a son. Park Davis; Mary Chaffee was baptized 
in the West Woodstock Congregational Church, October 27, 
1782; she lived on her father's homestead in Athens; had no 
children. 

+ 676 xii Prudence Chaffee, a twin, born September 17, 1782; married David 
Cottrel. 

+ 677 xiii Armilla Chaffee, born March 7, 1784; married (1) Nathan Willard; 

(2) Oakes. 

678 xiv Azubah Chaffee, born October 8, 1787; married Leonard Brown 
Chaffee. (See 721.) 

262 Ebenezer 5 Chaffee, Jr. (Ebenezer,* John,^ Joseph,^ Thomas i)* was born 
in Woodstock, Mass. (now Conn.), September 27, 1744, and died in Canterbury, 
Conn., between 1810 and 1815. He married there, April 18, 1776, Alice, daughter 
of Mrs. Lydia (Johnson) Fassett. AHce (Fassett) Chaffee died in 1826, and was 
buried in Canterbury. He was baptized in the First Congregational Church of 
Woodstock, November 11, 1744. He was a farmer and tanner in Canterbury, 
where, October 8, 1791, he bought for £487, 15s., one hundred and thirteen and 
three-quarters acres of land. 

Children, born in Canterbury: 

+ 679 i Lydia ^ Chaffee, born October 8, 1776; married Luther Spaulding. 
+ 680 ii Ethan Chaffee, born October 29, 1780; married Ruby Bacon. 

681 iii Olive Chaffee, born December 19, 1782; married Ebenezer Sanger. 

(See 683.) 

264 Olive ^ Chaffee (Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., March 24, 1756, and died. She married (1) there, October 28, 1783, 

Nathaniel Sanger, who died. She married (2) Adams. She was baptized 

in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, May 16, 1756. 

Children : 

682 i James ^ Sanger. 

+ 683 ii Ebenezer Sanger, married Olive Chaffee (681). 

684 iii Ira Sanger. 

685 iv Sally Sanger. 

265 Samuel ^ Chaffee (Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., June 9, 1760, and died there October 20, 1813. He married in Wood- 
stock, May 25, 1783, Azubah, daughter of John and Dorothy Sanger of that place, 
and sister of Perley Sanger, who married Anna Chaffee (333). Her father John 
married (2) Sarah Cady Chaffe (335). Azubah (Sanger) Chaffee was born Septem- 
ber 3, 1760, one of a family of eighteen children, and died in Orwell, Pa., Septem- 
ber 28, 1834. After her husband's death she lived with her son Luther, and died 
in his home. She was buried in Woodruff's Corners, near Orwell. 

Samuel Chaffee lived in Woodstock, where he was a farmer and teacher. He 
entered the Revolutionary army when quite young, as a drummer boy, and was 
present at the execution of IMajor Andre, the English officer arrested and executed 
as a spy. Samuel Chaffee was buried in Woodstock. His widow and his son-in-law, 
Joseph Deans, were appointed administrators of his estate and the inventory was 
taken, November 12, 1813. The estate, amounting to $3,650.15, was divided 



FIFTH GENERATIOx\ 119 

among the heirs November 1, 1814. October 7, 1823, Joseph Deans was appointed 
guardian of the minor children, EHza and Ezra. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 
+ 686 i Sarah (Sally)'' Adams Chaffee, born July 3, 1784; married Wilkes 

Sharpe. 
+ 687 ii Lucy Chaffee, born October 1, 1785; married Joseph Deans. 
+ 688 iii Luther Chaffee, born October 26, 1787; married (1) Amy Browning; 

(2) Julia Waterman. 
+ 689 iv Polly Chaffee, born May 3, 1789; married (1) Daniel Browning; (2) 

Artemas Johnson. 
+ 690 V Miranda Chaffee, born June 3, 1790; married Theron Wells. 
+ 691 vi Danforth Chaffee, born March 31, 1793; married Edna Luther. 
+ 692 vii Jason Chaffee, born June 9, 1794; married Fanny Gridley. 
+ 693 viii Lucinda Chaffee, born May 18, 1796; married Walter Tucker, Jr. 
+ 694 ix Ebenezer Chaffee, born September 18, 1797; married Phila Farnum. 

+ 695 X Ahce Chaffee, born July 18, 1799; married (1) Josiah Conant ; (2) . 

696 xi Abiel Chaffee, born in 1800; died in Woodstock, Novemijcr 30, 1803, 

aged three years. 
+ 697 xii Eliza Chaffee, born April 2, 1803; married Asa Robinson. 
+ 698 xiii Ezra Chaffee, born April 12, 1806; married Sylvia A. Bennett. 

266 Elizabeth ^ Chaffee (Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., January 3, 1763, and died. She married there, October 17, 
1785, Jonathan Paul. She was baptized in the First Congregational Church of 
Woodstock, July 10, 1763. 

Children : 

699 i Ebenezer « Chaffee Paul. 

700 ii Adams Paul, 

269 Hezekiah ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Hezekiah,* John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas ^), was born in 
Rehoboth, Mass., December 6, 1731, and died in Windsor, Conn., March 4, 1819. 
He married Mrs. Lydia (Griswold) Phelps of Simsbury, Conn., whose gravestone 
bears the following inscription: 

"In memory of Lydia Chaffee, wife of Doct. Hezekiah Chaffee and daughter 
of Samuel Griswold, Esq., who departed this life October 1st 1801 in the 79th 
year of her age." Doctor Chaffee was born seven weeks after his father's death. 
June 7, 1748, Nathaniel Peck, Joseph Bosworth and John Bowen were appointed 
his guardians. 

"Hezekiah Chaffee came to Hartford, Conn., for the purpose of starting a drug 
store and pursuing his profession, but by the advice of the first Doctor Isaac Bull 
of Hartford, he settled in Windsor, Conn., and held a high rank in his profession." 
[Hinman's Early Connecticut Settlers.] He settled in Windsor and bought land 
there about 1755 or 1756. April 20, 1758, he sold to Jonathan Skinner of Wood- 
stock, Conn., eight acres of land there for £27. March 8, 1768, he bought of Joel 
Chaffee (251) for £30, ninety acres of land in Wilbraham, Mass., with the buildings 
thereon, and June 2d following leased it to him at a yearly rental of twenty 
shillings. The lease was for the term of Joel's life, and after his death to fall to 
Hepzibah, his wife, so long as she remained his widow. Doctor Chaffee was a 
slave owner as is evidenced by the following from the Hartford records: 

"To Henry AUyn, Esq. Town Clerk for the town of Windsor, May it be Re- 
membered that I Hezekiah Chaffee of said Windsor, in Hartford County and 
State of Connecticut am the Lawful Owner and Posessor of a Negro Woman 



120 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

who had a female child Born of her Body on or about the 15th Day of August 
Anne Dom. 1791 which said Child is now Living and called by the Name Betty 
Stevenson, which said child now Lives with me the Subscriber as One of my 
family. 

" Hezekiah Chaffee." 

Doctor Chaffee made his will March 8, 1817, and it is recorded in Hartford. 
In it he leaves his property to his children, Hepsibah, Mary, Hezekiah and John, 
naming the latter and Edward Solden as executors. An inventory of his estate 
was taken May 4, 1819. His gravestone in the old cemetery in Windsor bears 
the following inscription : 

"Sacred to the memory of Doctor Hezekiah Chaffee, who died March 4, 1819 
AET 88." 

Children : 

701 i Hepsibah ^ Chaffee, born about 1758; died July 8, 1834, aged seventy- 
six; unmarried, and was buried in Windsor; her will, recorded in 
Hartford, in July, 1834, divides her property equally between 
her sister Mary Hooker and her brother John Chaffee, naming 
both as executors. 

+ 702 ii Mary Chaffee, born about 1760; married Captain James Hooker. 

+ 703 iii Hezekiah Chaffee, Jr., born March 21, 1762; married (1) Charlotte 
Bradley; (2) Abby Talcott. 

704 iv Esther Chaffee, born 1765; died April 4, 1790; married Captain Hector 

McLane. 

705 V John Chaffee, born about 1767; died in Windsor, August 1, 1844; 

married Mary, daughter of Reverend David S. Rowland; they 
lived at one time in Springfield, Mass., where he was paymaster 
in the United States Armory; Mrs. Chaffee joined the First Con- 
gregational Church in Springfield, September 6, 1812, by letter 
from the First Church of Windsor; August 11, 1833, Mr. and Mrs. 
Chaffee joined the Congregational Church in Windsor; they had 
no children; she died in Windsor, June 21, 1844; he was buried 
there. 

272 Simeon ^ Chaffee (John,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, 
Mass. (now Conn.), January 22, 1736-7, and died in South Wilbraham, Mass., 
September 13, 1824. He married there soon after October 19, 1765 (on which 
date their intention of marriage was published in South Wilbraham) , Love, daugh- 
ter of Cornelius, Jr., and Mehitable (Bartlett) Davis of Stafford, Conn. She was 
born April 3, 1744, and died July 8, 1827. Simeon Chaffee was baptized in the 
First Congregational Church in Woodstock, August 7, 1737. 

He was a farmer and lived in Wilbraham. May 20, 1763, he bought of Anna 
Stacy, widow of his cousin Ephraim Chaffee (241), and executrix of his estate, 
sixty acres of land in Wales, for £48, 10s. June 3, 1769, he sold to Nathan Ains- 
worth for £20, seventy acres of land in Somers, Conn. Three days later, June 
6th, he bought from the school committee, forty-four acres of land in Wilbraham. 
September 26, 1769, " Simeon Chaffee husbandman of Wilbraham " sold to " Joseph 
Chaffee (239) yeoman of Wilbraham " for £20, two parcels of land partly in Wales, 
Mass., and partly in Somers, the adjoining town in Connecticut. July 3, 1770, 
a list was made of the sittings in the Congregational church in Wilbraham, and 
it gives Simeon Chaffee and four other men, with their wives, as occupying pew 
number thirty-one in the gallery, women's side. In South Wilbraham in 1774 
an agreement was made not to purchase English-made goods. To this one hundred 



FIFTH GENERATION 121 

and twenty-five names were signed, among them being that of Simeon Chaffee. 
March 19, 1776, he was elected in Wilbraham, Surveyor and Collector of Tithings, 
and March 16, 1784, Constable. He and his wife are buried in South Wilbraham, 
and on his gravestone appears the following : 

"My children dear 
I pray draw near 
A father's grave to see 
Not long ago 
I was with you 
& Soon you'll be with me." 

Children, born in South Wilbraham: 

+ 706 i Lucinda ^ Chaffee, born October 21, 1766; married Daniel Murphy, Jr. 
707 ii Levi Chaffee, born August 2, 1768; thought to have died in the West 
about 1858; intention of marriage with Hannah Sisson of South 
Wilbraham published May 12, 1792; had three sons; said by 
some of the family to have moved to New York state, by others 
to have moved West, where he died aged about ninety. 

+ 708 iii Willard ChafTee, born November 7, 1770; married Lois Fuller. 

709 iv Mehitable Chaffee, born October 20, 1772; died young. 

710 v Simeon Chaffee, Jr., born October 5, 1774; died in infancy. 

+ 711 vi Simeon Chaffee, Jr., born September 10, 1776; married Fanny Elmer 
Chaffee (1570). 
712 vii Noah Chaffee, born October 30, 1778; died in infancy. 
+ 713 viii Noah Chaffee, born October 19, 1780; married Freelove Edgerton. 

714 ix Mehitable Chaffee, born August 17, 1782. 

715 X Henry Chaffee, born October 5, 1785. 

+ 716 xi Emery Chaffee, born October 5, 1786; married (1) Keziah Harwood; 
(2) Lura Harwood. 

275 Amos ^ Chaffee (John,'' John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, 
Conn., August 9, 1744, and died in Rochester, Vt., February 3, 1815. He mar- 
ried in Stafford, Conn., about 1769, Anna Brown of Windsor, Conn., their in- 
tention being published in South Wilbraham, where he then lived, November 
5, 1769. She died February 22, 1831, and was buried in Rochester. 

Amos Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 
October 7, 1744. He was stout, broad-shouldered, five feet, ten inches in height, 
with a sandy complexion and blue eyes. He was a farmer. A list of those occupy- 
ing seats in the Congregational church in Wilbraham dated July 3, 1770, shows 
that Amos Chaffee and his wife, with seven other persons, occupied pew number 
seventeen. He was chosen Deer Reeve in Wilbraham, March 15, 1774, and July 
21, 1774, sold to Simeon, his brother, sixty-eight acres of land in that place for 
£20. This year also his signature is found attached to the agreement not to buy 
English-made goods, signed by one hundred and twenty-five men of South Wil- 
braham. August 5, 1775, he bought of Abner Badger land in Wilbraham for 
£120, and August 12, 1776, he sold to the same man land there for £100. 

He served in the Revolution as follows: 

"Chaffee, Amos. Private, Capt. Daniel Cadwell's co. Col. Timothy Robinson's 
detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776; discharged April 
2, 1777; service, 3 mos. 9 days at Ticonderoga; enlistment to expire March 25, 
1777; roll dated Springfield." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
the Revolution.] 

The powder horn and gun which Amos Chaffee carried in the war are preserved 



122 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

by his descendants. The former is inscribed, "Amos Chaffee's Horn, made at 
Woodstock, Conn. April 17, 1761." On it is traced a map of North and South 
America. 

February 23, 1778, he bought sixty acres of land in Stafford, to which place 
he removed the following spring. May 31, 1779, he added to this purchase seventy 
acres more. December 13, 1779, he took the oath in Stafford. A list of the members 
of the Second Congregational Church, dated March 13, 1791, contains the name 
of Amos Chaffee. In 1797 he moved with his family to Athens, Vt. He and his 
wife were granted letters to the church there August 19, 1798. In 1806 they 
moved to Rochester, where they spent the remainder of their lives. 

Children, the first three born in South Wilbraham, the last two in Stafford: 

717 i Eleanor « ChafTee, born May 17, 1771; died November 22, 1848; mar- 
ried James Thresher. 
+ 718 ii Amos Chaffee, Jr., born May 13, 1773; married (1) Betsey Harwood; 
(2) Rachel Gubtil; (3) Mrs. Lydia (Beckwith) Richardson. 

719 iii Lucy Chaffee, born April 30, 1776; died November 18, 1826; married 
Elias Richmond. 
+ 720 iv John Chaffee, born September 3, 1778; married Sally Evans. 
+ 721 v Leonard Brown Chaffee, born September 2, 1780; married Azubah 
Chaffee (678). 

276 Anna ^ Chaffe (John,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was probably born in 
Woodstock, Conn., about 1747-8, and died. She married, May 19, 1767, Phineas, 
son of Stephen and Sarah (Bliss) Stebbins, their intention of marriage being 
posted in South Wilbraham, March 25, 1766. Phineas Stebbins was born May 
19, 1739. Anna Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Wood- 
stock. She probably moved with her parents to Stafford, Conn., about 1765, and 
before 1768 to South Wilbraham. 

Children : 
+ 722 i Phineas ^ Stebbins, Jr., born July 13, 1768; married Phebe Dunham. 

723 ii Anna Stebbins, born March 7, 1769; died. 
+ 724 iii Walter Stebbins, born December 30, 1770; married Azubah Carpenter. 

725 iv Silas Stebbins, born October 30, 1772; died. 

726 V Harvey Stebbins, died; removed to New York. 

727 vi Lucina Stebbins, born January 29, 1775; died young. 

+ 728 vii Lucina Stebbins, born September 12, 1780; married Luther Stebbins. 

280 Francis Green 5 Chaffee (Benjamin,* Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., April 6, 1745, and died there July 3, 1786. He married in 
Ashford, October 6, 1767, his cousin, Dorcas ^ Chaffee (312) (Thomas,* Joseph, ^ 
Joseph,2 Thomas i) born in Woodstock, Conn., June 12, 1747. The records of 
that place show that at the time of their marriage he lived in Ashford and she in 
Woodstock. December 8, 1769, they were living in Ashford, and sold to Stephen 
Chaffe (96) of Woodstock for £6, three acres of land "lying in the farm of Joseph 
Chaffee (18) deceased." The Ashford records under the date of May 29, 1775, 
state that "Francis Chaffee's earmark for his creatures is a slit in the top of the 
right ear and a hole in the left ear." His name appears in the Revolutionary 
records as Private in Captain Thomas Knowlton's company, which marched from 
Ashford for the relief of Boston on the Lexington Alarm, April, 1775. Service, 
three days. He also served as Private in Captain Marcy's company. He made 
his will June 15, 1786, and the inventory of his estate was taken in Ashford, July 
21, of that year. 



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Children, born in Ashford: 

729 i Priscilla " Cliaffee, born November 17, 1769. 

+ 730 ii Benjamin Chaffee, born June 28, 1771; married Rebecca Whiting. 

731 iii Orrin Chaffee, born June 15, 1773. 

732 iv Francis Chaffee, born August 18, 1776; died July 3, 1786. 

733 V Dorcas Chaffee, born September 29, 1779. 

734 vi Frances Chaffee, born March 18, 1782. 

735 vii Perrin Chaffee, born April 20, 1786; died 1813, Samuel Smith being 

appointed administrator of the estate of Perrin Chaffee, late of 
Marcellus, N. Y., April 28, 1813; he bought land there February 
10, ISIO. 

282 Zebediah ^ Chaffee (James,^ Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), April 11, 1741, and died in Rupert or Hebron, Vt., 
February 9, 1816. He married in Woodstock, January 28, 1768, Mehetabel, 
daughter of David and Susanna Preston. David Preston was a sea captain. On 
one of his voyages he was lowered over the side of his ship and killed a shark with 
a hatchet, his crew drawing back to the deck both their captain and his prize. 
A picture of this exploit is to be found in London. Mehetabel (Preston) Chaffee 
was born April 19, 1748, died February 22, 1836, and was buried in Vermont. 
Zebediah Chaffee was a shoemaker. He served in the Colonial War and also in 
the Revolution. He moved from Woodstock to Rupert in 1796; later he spent a 
few years with his son Zebediah Chaffee, Jr., in Onoquago, N. Y., but returned to 
Vermont. 

Children, all but the seventh known to have been born in Woodstock: 

736 i Celinda« Chaffee, born November 6, 1768; died in Scipio, N. Y., 

March 11, 1840; married Eber Dunham; baptized in the First 
Congregational Church, Woodstock, February 19, 1769. 

737 ii Pamela Chaffee, born August 31, 1770; died in Vermont about 1845, 

aged seventy-five; married Benjamin Harmon; baptized in the 
First Congregational Church, Woodstock, September 1, 1770. 

+ 738 iii Mabel Chaffee, born October 29, 1772; married Benjamin Bliss. 

+ 739 iv Azotus Chaffee, born November 6, 1774; married Sarah Hopkins. 

740 V Thirza Chaffee, born April 12, 1777; died in Woodstock, March 28, 

1786; baptized in the First Congregational Church there in April, 
1777. 

741 vi Gratis Chaffee, born April 6, 1779; died in Vermont; married David 

Brown, and lived in Vermont; baptized in the First Congrega- 
tional Church, Woodstock, June 20, 1779. 

742 vii Sabra Chaffee, born March 6, 1781; died in Rupert, March 5, 1840; 

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, June 
10, 1781. 
+ 743 viii Zebediah Chaffee, Jr., born March 4, 1784; married Patty Knox. 

285 James s Chafee, Jr. (James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), was born in 
Woodstock, Mass. (now Conn.), March 22, 174S, and died in Churchville, N. Y., 
May 22, 1827. He married Sarah Howlctt, born September 9, 1753. She was a 
member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was baptized in the First Congre- 
gational Church of Woodstock, I\Iay 1, 1748. He served as a Private in the Revo- 
lution, at the time of his enlistment spelling his name "Chaffee," it is said. Later 
he changed the spelhng to "Chafee" and when his daughter Elizabeth applied 
for a pension, she was refused on that account. He probably moved from Wood- 
stock, Conn., to Woodstock, Vt., between 1779 and the spring of 1781, and in 
1807 was again living in the latter place, in the interim having spent some years 



124 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

in New York state. He and his son James sold land in Riga, N. Y., and also a 
distillery and its fittings, excepting the thermometer, July 4, 1824. Mr. Chaffee 
was buried in Churchville. 

Children : 
+ 744 i Martha Howlett ^ Chafee, born January 10, 1776; married George 
Cook. 

745 ii Sarah Cook Chafee, born February 17, 1779; died in Cattaraugus 

County, N. Y.; married (1) in Vermont, Griffin, who 

died in Canada, as did three of their seven children; she married 

(2) Williams and moved to Monroe County, N. Y., and 

later to Cattaraugus County, where in 1849 they lived in Orange- 
ville; a son and three daughters by the first husband married 
and probably settled in Cattaraugus County. 

746 iii Mary Chafee, born in Vermont, April 29, 1781 ; died in Riga, in 1849, 

in the home of her sister Elizabeth; unmarried; moved to New 
York state from Vermont two or three years before her death. 

+ 747 iv Elizabeth Chafee, born October 4, 1783; married Jonathan Tupper. 

+ 748 v William Chafee, born September 5, 1784; married Sarah Squires. 

749 vi Lucretia Chafee, born in Vermont, December 29, 1785; died in Riga, 

N. Y.; married William Bennett, and had a daughter and two 
sons; was buried in Riga. 

750 vii Dorothy Chafee, born in Cayuga County, N. Y., August 18, 1792; 

died in Riga and was buried there ; married there Hawks 

and had one child. 

751 viii James Chafee, Jr., born in Cayuga County, died in Riga; married 

there Eliza Dean, and had three children, one of whom died in 
infancy; the others, a son and a daughter, after their father's 
death, moved away with their mother, who remarried. 

286 Nathan ^ Chaffee (James,^ Joseph, ^ Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., November 17, 1750, and died in Sturbridge, Mass., August 13 (15), 
1815. He married Priscilla Wedge, born April 3, 1762. He was baptized in the 
First Congregational Church of Woodstock, November 25, 1750. He lived at one 
time in Brookfield, Mass., and was a farmer. He is thought to be the Nathan 
Chaffee who is on record as having entered the Revolutionary service July 5, 1776, 
in Captain David Woodward's Rangers. 

Children, born in Brookfield: 
+ 752 i Mary Abigail ^ Chaffee, born March 12, 1784; married Dexter Ludden. 
+ 753 ii Wilham Chafi"ee, born July 31, 1786; married Rachel Rice. 
+ 754 iii Calvin Chaffee, born July 30, 1788; married Charity Aynesworth. 

288 Chester ^ Chafiee (James,* Joseph,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., April 6, 1755, and died in Thompson, Conn., September 17, 1741, 
He married in Woodstock, April 25, 1778, Caroline, daughter of Joshua Walker 
of that place. She died November 3, 1845, aged eighty-six, and was buried in 
East Woodstock, Conn. Chester Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational 
Church of Woodstock, May 18, 1755. He and his wife were both members of the 
Congregational church. They lived after their marriage in Thompson, where he 
bought land as early as 1785. In the records of Connecticut Revolutionary Service 
we find that Chester " Chafey " served as a Private in the 7th Company, commanded 
by Captain Ephraim Manning, formed in Woodstock, enlisting May 9, 1775, and 
being discharged December 15, 1775. He enlisted as a Private in the 3d Regiment, 
July 1, 1780, and was discharged December 11, 1780. He also served in Captain 
Lyon's company. Colonel Durkee's regiment, as is mentioned in his pension claim. 



FIFTH GENERATION 125 

He was a Revolutionary pensioner in 1S32, living in Windham County, and also 
in 1840, then living in Thompson, aged eighty-five. He was a farmer and tailor, 
had a light complexion, and was five feet, four inches in height. 
Children: 

+ 755 i Cyril" Chaffee, born February 11, 1779; married Hannah Grover. 

+ 756 ii Hannah Chaffee, born June 21, 17S1 ; married Hezekiah Frissell. 

+ 757 iii Abigail Chaffee, born July 11, 1783; married Amasa Scott. 

+ 758 iv John Chaffee, born November 30, 1785; married Lydia Elliot. 

+ 759 V Alpheus Cady Chaffee, born April 9, 1789; married Nancy Evidon. 

760 vi Caroline Chaffee, born August 2, 1791 ; died in Thompson, April 12, 
1867; unmarried. 

+ 761 vii Sophia Chaffee, born January 22, 1794; married John W. Elliott. 

+ 762 viii Chester Chaffee, Jr., born March 14, 1798; married Mary Barker. 

763 ix Mary Ann Chaffee, born March 30, 1800; died May 5, 1871; married 

Arad Upham, and had several children. 

764 X Harriet Chaffee, born April 2, 1804; died December 1, 1804. 

290 Calvin ^ Chaffee (James,^ Joseph, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., February 3, 1760, and died in Lexington, N. Y., January 6, 1817 
(pension claim) (June 3, 1816, family record). He married, August 31, 1786, 
Ruth Evidon of Thompson, Conn., where he lived at that time. He was baptized 
in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, November 2, 1760. He fought 
in the Revolution, in 1778 serving under Captain Samuel Chandler. He was 
drafted several times and in 1781 enlisted for the remainder of the War, in the 
3d Regiment, Connecticut Line, his home was then in Thompson. After his death 
his widow applied for a pension. He bought and sold land in Thompson from 
1785 to 1795, and later moved from Connecticut to New York state. He prob- 
ably lived in Scipio, N. Y., in 1805 and in Ovid, N. Y., in 1807. He was a farmer 
and was one of the early settlers of Lexington. 

Children : 

+ 765 i Sullivan ^ Chaffee, born about 1787; married Catherine Deyoe. 

766 ii Dexter Chaffee, lived in Connecticut. 

+ 767 iii Abigail Chaffee, married Calvin Foster. 

768 iv George Chaffee. 

769 V Festus Chaffee, died before 1891; married Julia Delong, who lived in 

Prattsville, N. Y., in 1891. 
+ 770 vi Rhoda Chaffee, married Hare. 

291 Abial ^ Chaffee (James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., August 13, 1761, and died there April 26, 1847. He married in 
Woodstock or Thompson, Conn., July 24, 1783, Hannah, daughter of William 
Seargent of Plymouth, Mass. She is said to have been a Mayflower descendant. 
She was a member of the Congregational Church and was noted for her piety. 
She died November 22, 1850, and was buried in East Woodstock, Conn. Abial 
Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, August 
23, 1761, and at the age of sixty-five joined the Methodist church. He had a light 
complexion, blue eyes, and was possessed of an excellent memory. He was an 
artisan and lived in Woodstock. At the age of fifteen he went as substitute for 
his father, who had been drafted for service m the Revolution. After serving out 
his father's term, he re-enlisted and served until the end of the War. The Connec- 
ticut records show that he was a Private in the 3d Regiment, enlisted July 1, 1780, 
discharged December 11, 1780. Also in Captain Allen's company, enlisted February 



126 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

6, 1781, discharged December 31, 1781. He was present at the surrender of Corn- 
waUis and also heard Washington's farewell address to his troops. He was slightly- 
wounded in a skirmish by a bayonet wound in the leg. In 1818 he was a Revolu- 
tionary pensioner and also in 1840, when he was living in Woodstock, aged seventy- 
nine. 

Children : 

771 i Nancy ^ Chaffee, born in Thompson or Woodstock, October 8, 1783; 

died February 14, 1872; had a light complexion, blue eyes, and 

was of medium height; she united with the Congregational 

Church when quite young; unmarried. 
+ 772 ii Sally Seargent Chaffee, born August 1, 1785; married William Russell. 
+ 773 iii Patty Chaffee, born August 20, 1787; married (1) Thomas Hemmin- 

way; (2) Chester Bacon. 
+ 774 iv Hannah S. Chaffee, born November 9, 1789; married Rensselaer 

Coombs. 
+ 775 V Lemuel Seargent Chaffee, born AjDril 3, 1792; married Marilla Johnson. 

776 vi Gustavus Barnes Chaffee, born December 3, 1794; died in Woodstock 

in July, 1826, of consumption brought on by hardship and ex- 
posure endured in the regular army, in which he served as a 
Private for five years; had a light complexion, blue eyes, and 
was a mason. 

777 vii Abial Chaffee, Jr., born April 26, 1797; died in June, 1803. 

+ 778 viii Leonard Chaffee, born September 30, 1803; married (1) Emily Com- 
stock; (2) Mrs. Ehza (Chaffee) Johnson (probably 2021). 

779 ix Hosea Rich Chaffee, born in Dudley, Mass., September 21, 1806; died 

in Woodstock, October 4, 1893; had a light complexion, blue eyes, 
and was six feet in height ; his first vote was cast in the Congrega- 
tional Church in West Woodstock for the old Liberty party; at 
the age of twenty-one he joined the Methodist church, in which 
he became steward and class leader; was a shoemaker and un- 
married. 

292 Charles ^ Chaffee (James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., June 14, 1763, and died November 29, 1825. He married Deborah 

. He was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 

July 17, 1763. He was the first physician in Alexander, N. Y., where he was living 
as early as 1810. He bought land there December 23, 1814, and his widow sold 
fifty acres of land there March 16, 1832. He was a very outspoken man. The 
pension claim of "Charles Chafey of Bennington, N. Y." is thought to refer to 
Doctor Chaffee. It states that he enlisted in the War of 1812 in Captain Matteson's 
company, New York Mihtia, in May, 1812. 

Children : 

780 i Ruby " Chaffee, married Abel McKane. 

781 ii Jerusha Chaffee, married Martin McKane. 

782 iii Abigail Chaffee, married J. M. Riddle. 

783 iv Polly Chaffee, married Charles Raymond. 

784 V Bethia Chaffee, married Riddle. 

+ 785 vi Thomas J. Chaffee, married. 

786 vii Jefferson Chaffee. 

+ 787 viii James Sullivan Chaffee, born in 1808; married Sarah Jenkins. 

788 ix Maria Chaffee, residence, 1828, Alexander. 

+ 789 x Charles Chaffee, Jr., born March 3, 1818; married Naomi Roberts. 

295 Chadwick s Chaffee (James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., March 16, 1771, and died in Monson, Mass., September 6, 



FIFTH GENERATION 127 

1848. He married there, Abigail, daughter of Freeborn Moulton of that place. 
She was born April 23, 1773, and died in Monson, March 17, 1838, where she was 
buried. Chadwick Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of 
Woodstock, March 24, 1771. He had a light complexion and was five feet, eight 
inches in height. He lived in Monson, where he was a farmer. He died while 
out driving. 

Children, the first ten born in Monson: 

+ 790 i Freeborn Moulton « Chaffee, born August 9, 1794; married Mrs. 
Betsey (Leonard) Squire. 

+ 791 ii James Austin Chaffee, born December 7, 1796; married (1) Susan 
Thresher; (2) Martha Dunham. 

+ 792 iii Ira Chaffee, born August 2, 1798; married (1) Anna Davis; (2) Anna 
Ladd Chaffee (3525) ; (3) Eunice Butler. 
793 iv Lotheta Chaffee, born June 29, ISOO; died in Stafford, Conn., No- 
vember 24, 1869; married, November 12, 1843, Erasmus Rood 
of that place, their marriage intention being published in ]\Ionson, 
October 13, 1843; they lived in Stafford and had no children; 
she was buried in Staffordville, Conn. 

+ 794 V Orinda Chaffee, born February 14, 1802; married Gad Davis. 

+ 795 vi Stephen Chaffee, born January 26, 1804; married Betsey Davis. 

+ 796 vii Annis M. Chaffee, born May 22, 1806; married Heustis. 

797 viii Rhoda Cady Chaffee, born May 14, 1808; died June 25, 1844; married 
in South Wilbraham, Mass., May 27, 1832, Hiram Merrick of 
Ellington, Conn., and had two children; the family moved to 
Iowa and were all thought to be dead in 1890. 

+ 798 ix Calvin Chaffee, born June 12, 1810; married Betsey A. Morgan. 

+ 799 X Julius Chaffee, born January 13, 1813; married Polly Ellis. 

+ 800 xi Almond Chaffee, born ]\Iay 29, 1815; married Melissa R. F. Washburn. 

+ 801 xii Abigail Rebecca Chaffee, born June 12, 1817; married EH M.Smith. 

296 Stephen & Chaffee (James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, ^ Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., September 25, 1773, and died in Springville, N. Y., February 6, 
1841. He married in Woodstock, in 1795, Ruth, daughter of Kingsley Under- 
wood of Vermont, a relative of Judge Underwood of Virginia. At the time of 
their marriage she lived in Woodstock, and he in Brimfield, Mass. She was born 
November 17, 1774, and died August 8, 1840, at the home of her daughter. Ruby 
(Chaffee) Baker, in Evans, N. Y., where she was buried. Stephen Chaffee was 
baptized in the First Congregational Church in Woodstock, November 5, 1773. 
He and his wife were both members of the Methodist church. He had a light 
complexion, black eyes and was five feet, ten inches in height. February 6, 1795, 
he and his wife, being then of Pittsford, Vt., sold for £28, to John Fox of Wood- 
stock, all their right and title, in the real estate of Daniel Underwood, deceased, 
the property being in Woodstock. Between 1798 and 1804 Stephen Chaffee moved 
from Vermont to Cazenovia, N. Y., and about 1810 to Attica, N. Y. He was a 
farmer. He went to live with his son Ambrose W. Chaffee in Springville after 
the death of his wife, but he survived her loss only six months. 

Children : 

802 i Lucy^ Chaffee, born February 17, 1790; died January 11, 1859; 

married John Buck, and hved near Attica. 
+ 803 ii Amasa Ladd Chaffee, born November 28, 1797; married Lydia W. 

Nichols. 
804 iii David Kingsley Chaffee, born January 18, 1800; died; married and 

moved to a place near Warren ; O. 



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S05 iv James Chaffee, born December 26, 1801; died July 4, 1803. 
+ 806 V James Cady Chaffee, born February 22, 1804; married Lucy A. 
Chaffee (1988). 

807 vi Ohver Bugbee Chaffee, born April 20, 1806; died in Attica; married 

and had children; residence, Attica. 

808 vii Ruby Underwood Chaffee, born April 23, 1808; married Sylvester 

Baker; residence in 1840, Evans, later Hudson, Mich. 

809 viii Alzina Chaffee, born December 18, 1810; died February 21, 1820. 

810 ix Ambrose Worthington Chaffee, born February 23, 1813; married 

Fluery; had a light complexion, black eyes, and was six 

feet in height; residence in 1841, Springville, later moved to 
Iowa. 

299 Joseph ^ Chaffee (James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., June 30, 1780, and died in Dale, N. Y., December 19, 1852. He 
married in Brimfield, Mass., October 9, 1804, Clarissa Dunham, a member of the 
Free Will Baptist Church. He had a light complexion, dark eyes and was five 
feet, ten inches in height. He bought land in Attica, N. Y., from the Holland 
Land Co. in 1838, and was one of the first settlers of that town. He lived there 
until 1844, when he moved to Dale, where he lived until his death. He was a 
farmer. 

Children : 

+ 811 i Eliza ^ Chaffee, married Amos Swan. 

812 ii Eloisa Chaffee, married Furdinand Willard. 

813 iii Presson Chaffee, married Nancy Herrick. 

814 iv Caroline Chaffee, married Warren Smith, and had seven children. 

815 V Lucy Ann Chaffee, married Furdinand Willard, and had six children. 
+ 816 vi William Cady Chaffee, bcm in 1814; married Caroline Swan. 

817 vii Harriet Chaffee, married George Stearns, and had one child. 

818 viii Annis Chaffee, lived in Wyoming County, N, Y. 

300 Leonard ^ Chaffee (James,* Joseph,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., April 11, 1782, and died in Wethersfield, N. Y., December 25, 1857. 
He married in Brimfield, Mass., in November, 1803, Betsey, daughter of Anthony 
Needham of Massachusetts. She died September 12, 1858, aged seventy-six, and 
was buried in Wethersfield Springs. Leonard Chaffee was a farmer, had a light 
complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. About 1810 he 
went to Western New York with his wife and children, the journey being made 
with an ox-team. He settled where the city of Attica, N. Y., now stands and in 
1825, 1829, and 1837, bought and sold various pieces of land there and in that 
vicinity. In 1849 he was living in Wethersfield. He was a Deacon in the Free 
Will Baptist Church, with which he united when about thirty-five years of age, 
and of which his wife was also a member. He served as a Private in Captain 
Mangus' company. New York Militia, in the War of 1812, and was wounded in 
the shoulder in the Battle of Black Rock, N. Y. He was taken home so weak 
that he had to be held on his horse, and the whole family started on an ox-sled 
for Fort Hill, Leroy, N. Y., the British and the Indians being expected the next 
day. For this injury Leonard Chaffee afterward drew a pension of $8 a month. 
January 11, 1858, his widow, aged seventy-five years and living in Wethersfield, 
filed a claim for a pension. 

Children, the first three born in Massachusetts: 
+ 819 i Hiram " Chaffee, born July 3, 1806; married Philenda Butler. 



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820 ii Mary Ann Chaffee, died in Attica, in 1836; married Simeon Jones. 

821 iii Lucy Chaffee, died in Genesee Falls, N. Y., in August, 1880; married 

Foster G. Rogers. 
+ 822 iv Leonard Leander Chaffee, born May 21, 1826; married Julia A. Thorpe. 

310 Jemima ^ Chaffee (Thomas,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., May 12, 1741, and died. She married Hodges, and in 1762 she 

was living in Woodstock, where she was a member of the First Congregational 
Church. 

Child: 

823 i Asanath " Hodges, born in Woodstock, July 22, 1760; baptized there in 

the First Congregational Church, February 2, 1762. 

313 Rhoda ^ Chaffee (Thomas, ■* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., baptized there in the First Congregational Church, May 19, 1751, 
and died. She married Corbin. 

Child: 

824 i Anise ^ (Anne) Corbin, born in Woodstock, May 18, 1771 ; baptized in the 

First Congregational Church there, October 20, 1771. 

319 Henry ^ Chaffe (Samuel,* Joseph,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Mass. (now Conn.), June 6, 1747, and died November 19, 1818. He mar- 
ried in Thompson, Conn., December 17, 1767, Rachel Plank, who died January 
21, 1807. Henry Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of 
Woodstock, November 22, 1747, and his name, with that of his wife Rachel, 
appears on the list of members of the same church, dated December 12, 1773. 
He settled in Killingly, Conn., as early as 1768, and lived there for many years. 
November 18, 1769, he bought of his father for £23, twenty -eight acres of land 
in that town. The Connecticut Revolutionary records show that he was a Private 
in Captain Ephraim Manning's company, which marched from Woodstock to 
the relief of Boston on the Lexington Alarm in April, 1775, Service, five days. 
He also served in the same company, raised in Woodstock, enlisting ]\Iay 22, 1775, 
and being discharged October 2, 1775; his name also appears on the roster of 
Lieutenant Paine Converse's Company in 1776. 

Children, born in Killingly : 

825 i Susanna^ Chaffe, born September 29, 1768; married Scott; 

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, Decem- 
ber 12, 1773. 
+ 826 ii Henry Chaffe, Jr., born January 6, 1771 ; married Mahala Owens. 

827 iii Zeruiah Lyon Chaffe, born May 3, 1773; baptized in the First Con- 

gregational Church, Woodstock, December 12, 1773. 

828 iv Diana Chaffe, born September 24, 1774; baptized in the First Con- 

gregational Church, Woodstock, November 27, 1774. 
+ 829 V Rachel Chaffe, born July 27, 1778; married (1) Phillips; (2) 

Abraham Hardendorf. 
+ 830 vi Michael Chaffe, born January 30, 1780; married Mary Showerman. 

831 vii Lucy Chaffe, born March 16, 1782; married Brooks. 

832 viii Lodema Chaffe, married Sherman. 

320 Samuel ^ Chaffe, Jr. (Samuel,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1), was born in 
Woodstock, Mass (now Conn.), September 15, 1749, and died in Thompson, Conn. 
He married in Woodstock, November 17, 1774, his cousin, Sarah » Chaffee (284) 
(James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 0, born there April 27, 1746, and died in East 
Woodstock, Conn., March 26, 1825, where she and Samuel were buried. She 



130 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, June 1, 1746, and 
Samuel was baptized there, September 17, 1749. They lived in Thompson, where 
they built a two room log house near the edge of Thompson woods. They burned 
pine knots for lights. Later they built an addition to this house, which in after 
years was the home of their son, Artemus. Samuel Chaffe served as a Private in 
the Revolution, enlisting July 5, 1780, and being discharged December 4, 1780. 

Children : 
+ 833 i Beriah ^ Chaffe, born September 18, 1776; married Reuben Gould. 
+ 834 ii Zelophehad Chaffe, born July 9, 1778; married Betsey Hibbard. 

835 iii A daughter, married Hibbard. 

836 iv Samuel Chaffe, born in Killingly, Conn., March 15, 1783. 

+ 837 V Artemus Chaffe, born about 1786; married Patty Cummings. 

322 Thomas ^ Chaffe (Samuel,* Joseph,^ Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., February 22, 1756, and died in Thompson, Conn., June 28, 1826. 

He married there Mary . He was baptized in the First Congregational 

Church of Woodstock, May 9, 1756. In later hfe he became a member of the 
Universalist church. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, was stocky in build 
and of medium height. He probably moved to Killingly, Conn., with his father 
when a child, and was living there April 11, 1783, when he bought of Benjamin 
Morris of Dudley, Mass., for £154, land there. In 1787 he was of Thompson 
when he sold to Benjamin Morris for £198, thirty-eight acres of land in the western 
part of Thompson. The Revolutionary records of Connecticut show that he was 
a Private in Captain Ephraim Manning's company of Woodstock, enlisting May 
10, 1775, and being discharged December 15, 1775, but in a claim for pension 
made in 1818, he testifies that he served from April, 1775, until May, 1776. He 
was a farmer and for many years a tavern keeper in Thompson in partnership 
with his son Joel. He died in this tavern, and he and his wife were buried in the 
Thompson burying-ground where their tombstones read : 

"Sacred to the Memory of Lieut. Thomas Chafee who died June 28, 1826, aged 

70." 

"In memory of Mrs. Mary Chafee wife of Mr. Thomas Chafee who died March 
27, 1814 in her 59th year." 

It will be noted that though Thomas Chaffe's stone names him " Lieut." in 1826, 
he was "Mr." in 1814, and as the war and pension records show him to have 
fought as a Private in the Revolution, it is to be surmised that between 1814 and 
1826 he received the title, perhaps for service in the Connecticut Militia. February 
14, 1827, Elijah Crosby was appointed administrator of the estate of "Lieut. 
Thomas Chafee." 

Children, the last four born in Thompson: 

838 i Polly ^ Chafee, born in Dudley, February 18, 1780; married about 1830, 

■ Hall, whom she met in Union, Conn., while visiting her 

sister Rhoda ; she was a tailoress by trade and before her marriage 
kept house for her father in Thompson. 
+ 839 ii Levi Chafee, born November 23, 1781; married Nancy Blackman. 
+ 840 iii Joel Chafee, born September 26, 1786; married Lavinia M. Morse. 

841 iv Rhoda Chafee, born November 14, 1737; died in Union; married Joseph 

Towne of Thompson, and moved to Union ; had eight or nine sons 
and daughters. 

842 V Nahum Chafee, born November 2, 1791; died in Thompson, August 

7, 1809, and was buried there. 



FIFTH GENERATION 131 

843 vi Lurana Chafee, born October S, 1794; died in Thompson, September 

4, 1809, and was buried there. 

324 Caleb ^ Chafey (Samuel,'* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., July 25, 1761, and died in Guilford, N. Y., about 1810. He married 
in Woodstock, February 25, 1800, Naomi Aldrich, who died in Preston, N. Y. 
He was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, August 9, 
1761. He was a farmer. 

Children, born in Guilford: 

844 i Abiel ^ Chafey, died in Chautauqua County, N. Y. ; unmarried ; a farmer. 

845 ii Elisha Chafey, born about 1805; died in Smyrna, N. Y., in 1878; mar- 

ried there in 1838; no children; a farmer; residence, 1838, Smyrna. 
+ 846 iii Sanford Chafey, born in 1807; married Hannah Wooldridge. 
+ 847 iv Maranda Chafey, married Harvey Roe. 

330 Jonathan Cady ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., October 19, 1759, and died in Brookfield, Vt., in 1816. 
He married Ruth Wells. He moved from Connecticut to Tunbridge, Vt., as early 
as 1788, and September 30, 1788, and in 1791, bought land there, which he sold 
in 1795 and 1801. In the latter year, while still living in Tunbridge, he bought 
land in East Brookfield, Vt. In 1794 he bought a pew in the Tunbridge meeting- 
house for £9, 10s., and January 23, 1810, sold it for $10.50 to H. Hutchinson. 
His estate was administered by his son, John C. Chaffee. 

Children, the first five born in Tunbridge: 

848 i Cyrus ® Chaffee, born September 7, 1792; probably died in early man- 
hood. 
+ 849 ii John C. Chaffee, born February 8, 1794; married Clarissa Leslie. 

850 iii Belinda Chaffee, born October 28, 1796; died. 
+ 851 iv Hiram Chaffee, born February 5, 1799; married Asenath Kendall. 

852 V Orin Chaffee, born October 14, 1800; died; unmarried. 

853 vi Louisa Chaffee, died; married Reuben Putnam, who died in Wolcott, 

Vt., about 1857. 

333 Anna ^ Chaffee (Josiah,'* Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Thomas was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., February 3, 1764, and died there about 1834. She was married there, 
June 8, 1788, by Eliphalet Lyman, town clerk, to Perley Sanger, who died in 
Woodstock. She was baptized in the First Congregational Church there, April 
8, 1764. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 

854 i Perley ® Sanger, Jr. 

855 ii Charles Sanger. 

856 iii William Sanger. 

857 iv John Sanger. 

858 V Abial Sanger. 

+ 859 vi Anna Sanger, married Amos Abbott. 

860 vii Sally Sanger. 

861 viii Betsey Sanger. 

336 Josiah Williard ^ Chaffee (Josiah,< Joseph,^ Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was bom 
in Woodstock, Conn., May 22, 1770, and died. He married in Woodstock, Conn., 
November 24, 1796, Ruth Robbins, born in Maine, thirty miles up the Kennebec 
River. They became acquainted in Thompson, Conn. He was baptized in the 



132 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

First Congregational Church in Woodstock, August 27, 1775, and was for a number 
of years sexton of the church of that denomination in Woodstock Hill. In 1803 
he was a member of the Baptist Church in Woodstock, where he lived. He was 
stocky in build. 
Children : 

862 i Williard^ Chaffee, died before 1884, it is thought unmarried; a sea- 

captain, 

863 ii Rhoda Chaffee, died before 1884; married in Woodstock, April 9, 1848, 

James Dodd of Holden, Mass., who died before 1884; no children; 
she lived in Grafton, Mass., in 1848. 

864 iii Asa Chaffee, died at sea of yellow fever, unmarried. 

+ 865 iv Josiah Williard Chaffee, Jr., born about 1804; married Sarah A. 

Saunders. 
+ 866 v Nancy Chaffee, married John Daniels. 
+ 867 vi Stephen Chaffee, born about 1807; married Fidelia Birch, 
+ 868 vii Eunice Chaffee, born in 1812; married (1) Captain Andrew Smith; 

(2) William Hardenberg. 

337 Molly ^ ChafEee (Josiah,* Joseph,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., December 14, 1771, and died there, September 10, 1845. She mar- 
ried about 1840, Samuel Lyon of Woodstock. She was baptized in the First 
Congregational Church of Woodstock, August 27, 1775. She had dark hair, blue 
eyes, and was of medium height. She was very industrious, doing much weaving 
and spinning. She was buried in Woodstock Hill, Conn. 

Child: 
+ 869 i Peter Chaffee, born March 27, 1815; married Harriet Abbott (859). 

339 David ^ Chaffee (Josiah, * Joseph,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., September 16, 1776, and died in Pomfret Factory Village (now 
Putnam), Conn., August 16, 1833. He married (1) in Thompson, Conn., November 
26, 1800, Abigail, daughter of David and Mary (Evans) Paul of that place. David 
Paul was a Revolutionary soldier, Abigail (Paul) Chaffee was born in Thompson, 
July 4, 1775, and died in Pomfret Factory Village, April 22, 1828, She was buried 
in Woodstock, David Chaffee married (2) there, February 22, 1830, Almira 
Freeman, He was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 
May 5, 1776. He lived in Woodstock for some time, and in 1803 was a member 
of the Baptist church there. In 1832 he was living in Pomfret Factory Village, 
where he was buried. He was a farmer. 

Children, by first wife, the first five born in Woodstock: 

870 i Abigail « Chaffee, born March 3, 1802; died March 18, 1869; buried in 

Putnam. 

871 ii Lydia Chaffee, born July 29, 1803; died in Putnam, February 20, 

1881 ; married, May 19, 1844, Amherst Robinson of that place; 
she was a member of the Baptist Church previous to her mar- 
riage, later a member of the Congregational Church; her husband 
was a Deacon ; she was buried in Putnam. 

872 iii Betsey Chaffee, born November 27, 1804; died in Woodstock, Novem- 

ber 29, 1804, and was buried there. 

873 iv Sarah Cady Chaffee, born March 7, 1806; died February 9, 1814. 

+ 874 V Charles Chaffee, born August 7, 1807; married Betsey C. Spaulding. 
875 vi Fannie Chaffee, born February 26, 1809; died August 21, 1860; un- 
married ; a member of the Baptist Church. 



FIFTH GENERATION 133 

876 vii David Chaffee, Jr., born January 1, 1811; died August 11, I860; 

married Susan Rouse of Thompson; he was a member of the 
Baptist Church. 

877 viii Augustus Chaffee, born August 26, 1818; died in Woodstock, April 

6, 1821, and was buried there. 

Child, by second wife: 

878 ix Sarah Jane Chaffee, born December 27, 1830; married, November 29, 

1849, Roger Wilhams Mowry. 



SIXTH GENERATION 

352 Otis « Chafee (Amos.s Thomas," Thomas,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas was born 
in Providence, R. I., November 13, 1777, and died in Newport, R. I., June 21, 
1864. He was married there, April 5, 1801, by Reverend Wilham Patten, to Amy 
Underwood of Westport, Mass., born August 10, 1782, died in Newport, December 
15, 1851, where she and her husband are buried. Otis Chafee had a fair complexion, 
blue eyes, and was five feet, eleven inches in height. He hved in Newport, where 
he was a brass founder and a member of the Episcopal Church. 

Children, born in Newport: 

879 i Sallie Munroe^ Chafee, born April 17, 1802; died; married in Newport, 
David W. Clark. 
+ 880 ii Nicholas Underwood Chafee, born October 14, 1803; married Sarah 
Hoffman. 

881 iii Otis Halleyburton Chafee, born January 19, 1805; died April 22, 1807. 

882 iv Amy Underwood Chafee, born Septeniber 24, 1806; died February 3, 

1853; buried in Newport; unmarried. 

883 V Edward Otis Chafee, born May 7, 1808. 

884 vi Mary Ann Chafee, born December 31, 1809; married in Newport, 

May 18, 1834, Albert Cottrell. 

885 vii Eveline Jane Chafee, born August 21, 1811; died June 23, 1847; 

married Captain William Smyley; was buried in Newport. 

886 viii Elizabeth Webb Chafee, born May 27, 1813; died September 7, 1814. 
+ 887 ix Otis Jacob Chafee, born January 13, 1815; married Mary A. Kinlock, 
+ 888 X Nathan Munroe Chafee, born June 6, 1816; married Harriet Chapman. 

889 xi Henry Worthington Chafee, born March 1, 1818; died April 18, 1819. 

890 xii Caroline Matilda Chafee, born September 24, 1819. 

891 xiii Laura Sophia Chafee, born April 15, 1821 ; died January 29, 1860. 

892 xiv Hannah Mary Chafee, born August 9, 1822. 

893 XV Charles Henry Chafee, born April 4, 1824; died April 4, 1824. 

354 Nathan M.o Chafee (Amos,^ Thomas," Thomas,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas 
was born in Providence, R. I., and died. He married Matilda Griffith. He was 
in the flour business with his uncle, Nathan Munroe, and lived in Baltimore, Md. 

Child: 
894 i Sophia i Chafee. 

355 Zechariah « Chafee (Amos,^ Thomas," Thomas,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Providence, R. I., December 21, 1785, and died there, July 6, 1840. 
He married in Providence, November 26, 1807, Mary, daughter of Peleg Eddy 
of that place. She died in Providence, January 4, 1836, where both husband 
and wife lived and were buried. They lived in Providence, where Zechariah Chafee 
was a master builder or mason. 

Children, born in Providence: 

+ 895 i Amos ' Chafee, born September 22, 1808; married Melory Tobey. 
896 ii Elizabeth Eddy Chafee, born June 19, 1810; residence, 1881 Provi- 
dence ; unmarried. 

+ 897 iii Nathan Munroe Chafee, born January 24, 1813; married Adeline 
Noble. 



SIXTH GENERATION 135 

+ 898 iv Zechariah Chafec, Jr., bom January 11, 1815; married Mary F. Buff- 

ington, 
899 V Mary Eddy Chafee, born April 1, 1817. 
+ 900 vi Thomas Eddy Chafee, born September 18, 1819; married Lucy E. 

Roberts. 

901 vii Sarah Munroe Chafee, born October 21, 1821 ; married Hazzard; 

residence, 1881, Providence. 

902 viii Sehna Edwards Chafee, born December 17, 1823; died October 23, 

1828. 

903 ix WiUiam Crapon Chafee, born September 12, 1825; died September 

24, 1825. 

357 Sophia Munroe 8 Chafee (Amos,-""- Thomas,"* Thomas,3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ') 
was born in Providence, R. I., November 25, 1792, and died June G, 1817. She 
married Nathaniel Barstow, 

Child: 
904 i Amos Chafee "> Barstow, born in 1813; married, and had at least one child, 
a son; founder of the Barstow Stove Foundry in New York city; 
residence, 1887, Providence. 

363 William « Chaffee (Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas ') 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., February 4, 1786, and died in Warren, Pa., March 
29, 1880. He was married in Rehoboth, December 11, 1808, by Reverend John 
Hills, to Martha, daughter of Joel Bowen of Seekonk, Mass., a Revolutionary 
soldier, who wintered at Valley Forge. His daughter Patience married Walker 
Chaffee, William's brother. Martha Bowen was a tailorcss before her marriage. 
She was born in 1790, died aged seventy-four, and was buried in Warren, 

William Chaffee was a farmer, cooper and blacksmith, the latter trade being 
taught him by his uncle, Caleb Barney. March 21, 1791, he bought of Jesse Cook 
a house lot on Transit Lane, Providence, R. I., in the deed being spoken of as 
"William Chaffee, Cooper." Later he settled in Olneyville, then a part of North 
Providence, where he bought land of Lyndon Knight, March 21, 1815, later mak- 
ing other purchases of land there. He gave to the town land for a public highway, 
which in his honor was called Chaffee Street. His blacksmith shop was on Manitou 
Avenue, near or on the present sight of the Dalaine Mills, and his house stood 
opposite. When the First Free Baptist Church in Olneyville was formed, of which 
Reverend Martin Cheney was pastor, William Chaffee transferred his member- 
ship from the church of which he was then a member to the new church, was one 
of its eleven charter members, and of them was the last survivor. On the first 
Wednesday of May, 1815, he was elected by the General Assembly of Rhode 
Island "to the Office of Ensign of the first Company of Infantry in the town of 
North Providence," the commission being issued by Governor William Jones, 
May 8th of that year. The following year, on the first Wednesday of May, he was 
advanced by the same body to the rank of Lieutenant, and the first Wednesday 
of May, 1817, to that of Captain. The originals of these three commissions are in 
the possession of the writer, the first two issued by Governor William Jones, the 
last by Governor Nehemiah R. Wright. 

Captain Chaffee was for twelve years a member of the Rhode Island Legislature 
from North Providence, first as Representative, in 1830 as State Senator, and 
again in 1832 as Representative. The latter year he resigned, and having on 
April 28, 1831, sold his house, barn and blacksmith shop, removed to Warren, 
Bradford County, Pa., where he established himself as a blacksmith, and bought 



136 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

a farm of five hundred acres, two hundred and seventy-eight acres being purchased 
of Charles R. Barstow in June, 1833. He received a letter of dismission from the 
Baptist Church in Olneyville to the one in his new home, of which he became a 
Deacon. He died at the advanced age of ninety-four years, having accumulated 
a considerable property, and living to see a great-great-grandchild. 
Children, all but the first born in Olneyville : 

-I- 905 i Barney Bowen ^ Chaffee, born May 11,1 809 ; married Catherine Linnett. 

+ 906 ii William Marinda Chaffee, born November 9, 1811; married Sarah 
Barney. 

+ 907 iii Caleb Jarvis Chaffee, born February 11, 1814; married Angeline 
Bowen. 
908 iv Ann Eliza Chaffee, born February 29, 1816; died in April, 1843; mar- 
ried William Bowen. 

+ 909 v Oliver Perry Chaffee, born October 1, 1817 ; married Elizabeth Stanton. 

+ 910 vi George Washington Chaffee, born April 6, 1819; married Philena 
Campbell. 
911 vii Hannah Armington Chaffee, born December 29, 1821 ; died in January, 
1889; married Harrison L. Whitaker, a farmer; residence, 1883, 
Warren, Pa. 

+ 912 viii James Gardner Chaffep, born February 27, 1823; married (1) Abby 
A. Prospert; (2) Mrs. Mary G. Robinson. 

+ 913 ix Stephen Geno Chaffee, born April 14, 1824; married Harriett Pen- 
dleton. 

914 X Joseph Chaffee, born November ,9, 1825; died May 6, 1827. 

915 xi Lois Chaffee, born November 9, 1825; died November 17, 1827. 

+ 916 xii Joseph B. Chaffee, born October 17, 1827; married Nancy M. Allen. 

917 xiii Susan Beebe Chaffee, born July 5, 1829; married (1) William B. 

Vincent, who died in the Union army in the Civil War; (2) 
Rulen Beebe, a farmer of South Apalachin, N. Y.; residence, 
1885, Owego, N. Y. 

365 Walker b Chaffee (Joseph,5 Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., September 10, 1793, and died in Seekonk, Mass., No- 
vember 9, 1878. He was married there, December 6, 1821, by Reverend John 
Pitman, to Patience, daughter of Joel Bowen of Seekonk and sister of Martha, 
his brother William's wife. Patience (Bowen) Chaffee died February 20, 1882, 
and was buried in East Providence, R. I. 

Walker Chaffee served in the War of 1812, enlisting in Rehoboth, Mass., in 
Captain Joseph Watson's company. Colonel Lincoln's regiment, and serving in 
New Bedford, Mass., from September 25, to October 20, 1814. For this service 
he drew as bounty one hundred sixty acres of land, and after his death his widow 
applied for a pension. They lived in Seekonk. 

Children : 

918 i Esther W.^ Chaffee, married John Humphrey, and had seven children; 

residence, 1884, Seekonk. 
+ 919 ii Joseph B. Chaffee, married Rebecca Anthony. 

920 iii Fannie W. Chaffee, married Francis E. Pierce, and had seven children; 

residence, 1884, San Mateo, Cal. 

921 iv Timothy Chaffee, born in Seekonk; living there, 1887 ; unmarried. 

+ 922 V Abram Bowen Chaffee, born August 10, 1832; married Sarah Miller. 

923 yi Samuel D. Chaffee, residence, 1884, Seekonk; unmarried. 

924 vii Albert B. Chaffee, married, no children; served in the 12th R. L 

Volunteers in the Civil War; residence, 1884, Seekonk. 

925 viii Alonzo A. Chaffee, residence, 1884, Seekonk; unmarried. 



SIXTH GENERATION 137 

926 ix Charlotte Amanda Chaffee, married Lewis; residence, 1884, 

Seekonk; 1889, Providence, R. I. 
Three other children, who died before 1884, names unknown. 

366 Wilder « Chaffee (Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., March 31, 1796. and died May 7, 1864. He was married 
in Seekonk, Mass., April 19, 1825; by Reverend Bartlett Pearce, to Sabrina, 
daughter of Noah Bowen of that place. Their marriage intention was dated 
April 4, 1824. She was born in Seekonk, July 31, 1801, and died December 18, 
1889. 

After their marriage they lived on Noah Bowen 's farm for eight years, and in 
1832 moved to Warren, Pa., where Mr. Chaffee bought land May 16, 1832. The 
trip of three hundred miles took fifteen days and was made in a covered wagon, 
drawn by two horses. In speaking of this trip Mrs. Chaffee said : 

"I walked some miles every day, for our load was heavy but the last day of our 
journey I was in a hurry, got out of th^ wagon and walked the last seven miles 
without stopping. . . . We bought us some land with a log hut and a small 
barn which made us, we thought, a pleasant home, where I have spent many happy 
days." 

Mrs. Chaffee had a remarkable memory up to the time of her death. Mr. Chaffee's 
will, dated May 11, 1860, was probated June 4, 1864. 
Children : 

927 i Wilder Bowen ^ Chaffee, born in 1825. 

+ 928 ii Horace Brown Chaffee, born September 28, 1828; married Polly Gore. 
+ 929 iii Maria Elizabeth Chaffee, married George B. Harrington. 

930 iv William Preston Chaffee, residence, 1891, Ghent, Pa. 

931 V Lucy Almina Chaffee, died before 1892. 

367 Huldah " Chaffee ( Joseph, s Thomas,^ Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., May 19, 1798, and died June 16, 1836. She was 
married in Seekonk, Mass., November 9, 1817, by Reverend John Pitman, to 
Benjamin, son of Ebenezer and Huldah (Brown) Peck of Smithfield, R. I. He 
was of Barrington, Mass., and after Huldah's death married (2) Mrs. Abigail 
(Peck) Bowen, by whom he had two children. 

Children : 

932 i Amanda M.^ Peck, born September 23, 1818; died October 16, 1832. 

933 ii Benjamin B. Peck, born July 28, 1820; died December 15, 1820. 

934 iii Benjamin W. Peck, born September 28, 1825; married Emily A. Gillmore. 

935 iv Mary Ellen Peck, born January 22, 1829; married Henry M. Horton. 

936 V George S. Peck, born January'7, 1831; married Ellen C. Rhodes. 

937 vi Emily Chaffee Peck, born November 21, 1835; unmarried in 1863. 

For further descendants see the Peck Genealogy, by Ira C. Peck. 

370 Charles « Chafee (Stephen,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas 
was born in Swansea, Mass., and died in Springville, N. Y., February 5, 1858. 
He married in Fitzwilliam, N. H., in February, 1805, Polly, daughter of Joel 
Miles of that place. She was born in April, 1781, and died December 2, 1867. 
Both she and her husband were buried in Springville, to which place they moved 
from Vermont in 1816. Charles Chafee was a farmer. 

Children, the first six born in Vermont, the last four in Springville: 
938 i Diana ^ Chafee, died in Springville, July 4, 1818, and was buried there. 
+ 939 ii Joel Chafee, born May 1, 1807; married Ann Moulton. 



138 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

940 iii Almira Chafee, born in VVallingford 1809; died in Springville, in 1887; 

married Blackman ; moved from Vermont to Springville 

in 1816; she had a remarkable memory for family history and 
dates. 

941 iv Stephen Chafee, born November 19, 1811; died in Wellsville, O., 

June 27, 1838; buried in Springville. 

942 V Alanson Chafee, born November 19, 1813; died in Springville, July 

28, 1874; married S. Vestina , born June 2, 1828, died 

May 23, 1869; both buried in Springville. 

943 vi Eliza Chafee, born in 1816; residence, 1890, Hamburgh, N. Y. 

944 vii Augustus Chafee, born in 1818; residence, 1890, Springville. 

945 viii Melinda Chafee, born September 9, 1821; died February 25, 1849; 

buried in Springville. 

946 ix Miles Chafee, born in 1822; residence, 1890, Grinnell, la. 

947 X Adaline Chafee, born in 1826; died in Springville in 1850. 

371 Jonathan « ChafEee (Stephen,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Swansea, Mass., in November, 1785, and died in Boston, Mass., in 
November, 1863. He married in Seekonk, Mass., Nancy, daughter of John Aldrich 
of Cumberland, R. I. She died in May, 1873, aged eighty-one years, and was 
buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. Jonathan Chaffee was a mason and 
lived at the time of his death in Boston, where he died in the home of his son, 
George A. Chaffee. He was buried in Boston. Both Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee were 
members of the Congregational Church. 

Children : 

948 i George A.7 Chaffee, born in Pawtucket, R. I., October 30, 1810; died 

May 3, 1884; unmarried; was retired from business; left $1,000 to 
charity. 

949 ii Edward L. Chaffee, born in Pawtucket in 1815; died in 1842, 

950 iii Abigail Ann Chaffee, died in 1835. 

951 iv Cyril Chaffee, died in 1835. 

+ 952 v Mary Frances Augusta Chaffee, born May 15, 1830; married William 

H. Baldwin. 
953 vi Maria E. Chaffee, born in Boston in 1832; residence, 1883, Boston; 

unmarried. 
+ 954 vii William Ricker Chaffee, married Sophia L, Gerts. 

372 Stephen Harrison « (?) Chaffee (Stephen,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was lost at sea. He married Salome Starkey, and they lived in Rich- 
mond and Swanzey, N. H. Mrs. Chaffee married (2) there, Joseph Clark Dav- 
enport, and moved to Mt. Holly, Vt. They had a son, Carlos Cresson Davenport, 
who lived in Mechanicsville, Vt., in 1891. 

Child: 
-1-955 i Stephen ^ Chaffee, born in 1805; married Abigail C. Davenport. 

374 Rhoda Sophronia « Chaffee (Stephen,5 Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,' 
Thomas 1) was born in Swansea, Mass., July 11, 1792, and died in Essex, Vt., 
January 31, 1875. She married in Wallingford, Vt., about 1813 or 1814, Timothy 
Shalor Nichols of Richmond, Vt., a cabinet maker and later a farmer, born in 
Middletown, Conn., August 12, 1793, died in Essex, March 27, 1868. He had a 
light complexion and blue eyes. They lived in Richmond, Hinesburgh, Vt., 
and Essex, where Mrs. Nichols was buried. Both were members of the Baptist 
Church. 



SIXTH GENERATION 139 

Children, born in Richmond: 

+ 956 i Timothy 7 Washington Ranodine Nichols, born September 30, 1815; 
married (1) Susan A. Tubbs; (2) Julia A. Bliss. 
957 ii Ira Jay Nichols, born February 21, 1820; married Emily Remington. 

382 Josiah « Chaffe, Jr. (Josiah,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i), 
was born in Ashford, Conn., April 26, 17G5, and died in Volney, N. Y., September 
17, 1839. He married in Mansfield, Conn., March 26, 1789, Joanna, daughter 
of James Parker of that place. She was born in Mansfield in 1769, and died in 
Volney, October 2, 1857, where she was buried. 

Josiah Chaffe served in the Revolution, enlisting at the early age of sixteen, 
as a Private in Captain James Darras' company, April 29, 1781, and taking the 
place of his father, who had been drafted. He again enlisted as a Private, Sep- 
tember 8, 1783, this time in Captain Benjamin Durkee's company and was dis- 
charged the same day. He afterward rose to the rank of Lieutenant. He was 
blown up by the bursting of a cannon and lost his hearing. In 1832 he applied 
for a pension, which was granted and he drew $96 a year up to the time of his 
death. 

He lived with his family in Ashford until 1820, when, with his wife, five sons 
and a daughter, he moved to Palermo, N. Y. They later lived in Bridgewater, 
Gilbertsville, and Volney, N. Y., where they were living in 1832. Josiah Chaffe 
was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, August 11, 1865. 
Later he became a Close Communion Baptist, of which church his wife was also 
a member, and in 1831 both joined the Free Baptist Church. He was a shoemaker 
and farmer. He had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, 10 inches 
in height. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

-1-958 i Albigence ^ Chaffe, born April 14, 1790; married Lucy Streeter. 
-1-959 ii Fidelia Chaffe, born February 7, 1791; married Ephraim Martin. 
-H960 iii Joel Chaffe, born March 16, 1794; married (1) Jerusha B. Converse; 

(2) Deborah Duel. 
-1-961 iv Israel Dimock Chaffe, born May 23, 1796; married (1) Ann Bailey; 

(2) Mary Franklin. 
-1-962 v David Chaffe, born February 3, 1798; married (1) Lucy Perrin; (2) 

Mary Lamphere. 

963 vi Joanna Chaffe, born August 29, 1800; died in Gilberts Mills, December 

11, 1871; unmarried; residence, Gilberts Mills. 

964 vii Newman Chaffe, born May 3, 1802; died in Gilberts Mills, September 

29, 1827; unmarried; residence, Gilberts Mills, 
-f 965 viii Josiah Chaffe, Jr., born November 9, 1805; married Emeline M. Davis. 

383 Frederick « ChafEe (Josiah,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., March 6, 1767, and died in West Springfield, Mass., 
January 1, 1837. He married (1) in Ashford, March 6, 1788, Elizabeth Knowlton 
of that place, born March 24, 1768, died November 19, 1806. The inscription on 
her tombstone reads : 

"In memory of Elizabeth, Consort to Ensign Frederic Chaffee Died Nov. 19 
1806 aged 39 years. 

Let not the dead forgotten lie 
Lest you forget that you must die." 
Frederick Chaffe married (2) in Ashford, November 13, 1814, Betsey Shurtliff. 
He enlisted in the Revolution as a Private in August, 1782, substituting for 



140 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

his brother Josiah. In December, 1782, the latter returned to the service and 
Frederick was released. He re-enlisted in the same artillery company in March, 
1783, again as a substitute for Josiah. 

He lived in Ashford until some years after his second marriage. He was bap- 
tized in the First Congregational Church there, June 28, 1767, but evidently 
became later a member of the Baptist Church, as in 1803 he was chosen key keeper 
of the Baptist meetinghouse, and owned in it pew number thirty-four, for which 
he paid $12. In 1810 he contributed six shillings toward buying a farm for the 
minister. In 1832, when he applied for a pension, he was living in Manchester, 
Conn. 

Children, by first wife, born in Ashford: 

-F966 i Frederick^ Chaffee, Jr., born January 7, 1789; married Catherine S. 
Knowlton. 

967 ii Elizabeth Chaffee, born Septcr 'er 16, 1790; married in Ashford. 

968 iii Susanna Chaffee, born June L , 1792; married in Ashford, 

Willis. 

969 iv Almyra Chaffee, born February 28, 1794; died February 27, 1827; 

supposed to have married Knowlton of Ashford. 

970 V Nancy Carpenter Chaifee, born February 26, 1796. 

971 vi Hannah Chaffee, born June 19, 1798; married in Ashford, 

Eldredge. 

972 vii Amanda Chaifee, born March 6, 1801; died March 28, 1802. 

+ 973 viii Daniel Knowlton Chaffee, born November 21, 1802; married (1) 
Mrs. Sarah A. (Tucker) Snow; (2) Mrs. Charlotte A. (Sayles) 
Cornell. 

-1-974 ix Anson Chaffee, born November 17, 1804; married Sally M. Whipple. 

Children, by second wife: 

975 X Ebenezer Jenks Chaffee, born in Ashford, August 25, 1815; died there, 

January 27, 1819. 

976 xi Rosetta Jane Chaffee, born in Ashford, October 31, 1818; married 

September 19, 1842, Samuel J. Wright of Enfield, Mass.; at this 
time she was living in Chester, Mass.; residence, 1891, Spring- 
field, Mass. 

977 xii Maria EUzabeth Chaffee, born in Hampton, Conn., March 15, 1821; 

married Samuel Otis of Chester. 

978 xiii Charlotte Ellen Chaffee, born in Hampton, September 21, 1827; died 

before 1891 ; married, September 13, 1846, Charles A. Whitney 
of Springfield; at this time she was living in Hampton. 

391 Carpenter ^ ChafEe (Josiah,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., February 7, 1774, and died there, November 25, 1843. 
He married Lois Lyon, who died May 6, 1847. Both were members of the Baptist 
Church in 1831. 

Children : 

979 i Alfred 7 Chaffe, born in 1811 ; died July 13, 1866; married (1) in Ashford, 

May 24, 1837, Minerva Preston, who died November 3, 1848, aged 
forty-one; married (2) Almira Dean; he was baptized in Ashford, 
March 6, 1842. 

980 ii Sanford Chaffe, born in 1814; died Julv 10, 1837; baptized in 1834. 

981 iii Elvira Chaffe, born in 1817; died June 26, 1843. 

982 iv Eliza Chaffe, died in Ohio; married George Baker, and moved to Ohio. 

983 V Esther Chaffe, died in Springfield, Mass. ; married Theodore Bishop. 

984 vi James Chaffe, died young. 

985 vii Henry Chaffe, died young. 



SIXTH GENERATION 141 

393 Elihu 8 Chaffe (Josiah,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Ashford, Conn., May 6, 1777, and died in Tolland, Conn., in 1848. He 
married in Ashford, August 31, 1806, Alice Reed of Tolland. He was baptized 
in the First Congregational Church of Ashford, August 3, 1777. He was a farmer. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

986 i Alice 7 Chaffe, born November 14, 1806; died in Ashford, March 17, 

1812. 

987 ii Catherine Chaffe, born September 2, 1808. 

988 iii Elihu Chaffe, Jr., born August 5, 1810. 

989 iv Fidelia Chaffe, born April 10, 1813. 

990 V Eliza Ann Chaffe, born September 2, 1815. 

+ 991 vi Emery Chaffe, born April 30, 1818; married Philenda Risby. 

395 Benjamin e OhafEe (Thomas,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Willington, Conn., November 16, 1732, and died in Newfield, N. Y., 
May 4, 1830 (1839). He married (1) in Becket, Mass., November 27, 1783, Mercy 
Ellis. Both were residents of that place. She died in Newfield, November 24, 
1822, and was buried there. He married (2) Mrs. Cornelius Seabung. 

Benjamin Chaffe of WilUngton bought of John Huntington of Becket, fifty 
acres of land with the buildings thereon for £37, June 4, 1783, and August 25, 
1784, being then a resident of Becket, he bought fifty-five acres more for £16. 
He united with the First Congregational Church of Becket in June, 1786. He 
probably moved to New York state about 1807, living in Aurelius, Scipio, and 
finally settling in Newfield. He had a light complexion, gray eyes, and was five 
feet, ten inches in height. He was known as an upright man, of a very religious 
turn of mind. He was a farmer and is said to have been in the Revolutionary War. 

Children, by first wife, all but the last three born in Becket: 

+ 992 i Ezra 7 Chaffe, born December 20, 1784; married Mary Messenger. 
+ 993 ii Thirza Chaffe, born November 6, 1786; married Rufus Whitehead. 
994 iii Huldah Chaffe, born February 1, 1790; died in Steuben County, 

Ind.; married George Story; baptized in November, 1793, in 

First Congregational Church in Becket. 
+ 995 iv Benjamin Chaffe, Jr., born February 11, 1792; married Clarissa 

Bradford. 
+ 996 V Joshua Chaffe, born December 10, 1793; married Pollv Bower. 

997 vi Willard Chaffe, born September 15, 1796. 

998 vii Elias Chaffe, died in Palermo, Kan., November 10, 1869; unmarried; 

a farmer. 
+ 999 viii Seth Chaffe, born in 1799; married Lucy McDaniels. 
+ 1000 ix Almon Chaffe, born March 28, 1809; married Julia A. Cook. 

396 Deliverence ^ Chaffe (Thomas,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Willington, Conn., October 26, 1764, and died in Becket, Mass., 
September 14, 1814. She married there, September 8, 1786, Anthony Church, 
born in February, 1761, died in Becket, August 26, 1848. He is said to have been 
a Revolutionary soldier. Both were buried in Becket, where they lived. 

Children, born in Becket: 

1001 i Anstres 7 Church, born March 1, 1787; died in Becket, June 10, 1847; 

buried there ; unmarried. 
+ 1002 ii Nathan Church, born February 23, 1789; married (1) .Annis Hare; 

(2) Zylpha Davis. 
1003 iii Prudence Church, born November 17, 1791; died August 16, 1855; 

buried in Becket; unmarried. 



142 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1004 iv William Church, born June 28, 1794; died May 20, 1800; buried in 
Becket. 
+ 1005 V Cyrus Church, born February 14, 1798; married (1) Phoebe S. Glea- 
son; (2) Rosetta Christie. 

1006 vi William Bennett Church, born May 5, 1801; died. 

1007 vii Loring Bennett Church, born June 6, 1807; died May 1, 1884; mar- 

ried between 1847 and 1850, Ellen B. Touchey, who died January 

22, 1881, aged eighty; no children; he was buried in Becket. 

398 Thomas e ChafEe, Jr. (Thomas,^ Jonathan, ■» Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas ^), was born in Willington, Conn., March 15, 1768, and died in Becket, 
Mass., September 2, 1853. He married in Ashford, Conn., November 21, 1791, Abi- 
gail, youngest daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Knowlton, of Ashford, who 
commanded the left wing of the American forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill 
and was killed in the Battle of Harlem Heights, N. Y., September 6, 1776. Abigail 
Knowlton was born in Ashford, June 19, 1768, and died in Becket, September 
18, 1843. Both husband and wife were buried in Becket, where they lived They 
united with the Congregational Church there, July 1, 1827, and were ever consistent 
members. Most of their children resembled in looks and conduct their mother, 
who was a woman of vigorous action and striking character. She was of medium 
height. Thomas Chaffe held the office of Constable in Becket in 1814. He was a 
farmer, and in his later years was partially bhnd. 

Children, born in Becket: 

1008 i Sampson ^ Knowlton Chaffe, born August 4, 1792; died in Canaan, 

N. Y., February 19, 1813, of a fever contracted while teaching 
school there; unmarried. 

1009 ii Frederick Chaffe, born November 25, 1793; died February 13, 1816, 

from the fall of a tree while he was chopping in the woods; un- 
married ; buried in Becket. 

1010 iii Wolcott Chaffe, born May 3, 1795; died in Windham, O., November 

23, 1870; was married in Becket, Mass., April 22, 1818, by Rev- 
erend Mr. Mills, pastor of the Congregational Church, in Becket, 
to Abigail, daughter of Deacon Kingsley, who lived in the moun- 
tains of Berkshire, and in whose home Wolcott had lived from 
a boy; had no children, but adopted a nephew, Wolcott (2505), 
son of Newman K. Chaffe ; they celebrated their Golden Wedding 
in Windham, April 22, 1868; on this occasion Thomas S. Chaffe 
(1015) gave a history of the Chaffe family, which together with 
an account of the celebration was printed in pamphlet form; 
Wolcott Chaffe served in the Massachusetts House of Repre- 
sentatives in 1832; he was of medium height; Mrs. Chaffe was a 
member of the First Congregational Church in Becket. 

+ 1011 iv Newman Keyes Chaffe, born December 15, 1796; married (1) Eliza- 
beth Phelps; (2) Olive Abbott. 

+ 1012 v Miner Chaffe, born February 6, 1799; married Lucy Frary. 
1013 vi Alma Chaffe, born February 19 (9), 1801; died in Lee, Mass., March 
6, 1838; married in Becket, November 8, 1830, William P. 
Hamlin of Lee and left one son, who is unmarried; in 1827 she 
united with the First Congregational Church in Becket. 

+ 1014 vii Anna Harriet Chaffe, born February 4, 1803; married Justin M. 
Ames. 

+ 1015 viii Thomas Sherman Chaffe, born March 24, 1805; married (1) EHzabeth 
(Betsey) Shaw; (2) Lucy A. Culver. 

+ 1016 ix Lucinda Chaffe, born January 12, 1807; married Kendall Baird. 

+ 1017 X Prentiss Chaffe, born January 1, 1809; married Betsey Cannon. 
1018 xi Abigail Honora Chaffe, born April 12, 1811; died in East Cambridge, 



SIXTH GENERATION 143 

Mass., in August, 1SS3; married in Becket, January 8, 1833, 
William Clark, who died in Lee, March 29, 1871, aged sixty- 
two; no children; she joined the First Congregational Church 
of Becket in 1846. 
+ 1019 xii Knowlton Sampson Chaffe, born July 11, 1814; married Amelia 
Shaylor. 

399 Jonathan « Chaffe (Thomas,^ Jonathan,'^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Willington, Conn., March 4, 1771, and died. He married in Becket, 
Mass., November 29, 1792, Rebekah Wadsworth, born in 1774. They removed 
to Homer, Cortland County, N. Y., where other children beside those mentioned 
below are said to have been born. 

Children : 

1020 i Elias ? Chaffe, born in Becket, September 12, 1800; died. 

1021 ii Seth Willard Chaffe, born in Becket, August 6, 1802; died. 

1022 iii Orange Chaffe. 

1023 iv Joseph Chaffe. 

1024 V Alvin Chaffe. 

1025 vi Jonathan B. Chaffe. 

+ 1026 vii Thomas B. Chaffe, married Eliza Wells. 

1027 viii Sally Chaffe. 

1028 ix Polly Chaffe, residence, 1868, Johnstown, Pa. 

1029 X Rebecca Chaffe. 

1030 xi Laura Chaffe. 

1031 xii Almira Chaffe, probably the daughter who married Scott, 

and lived in Cortland County. 

400 Lois 8 Chaffe (Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Willington, Conn., March 12, 1773, and was married in Becket, Mass., 
July 4, 1793, by Nathaniel Kingsley, Justice of the Peace, to Joshua Ames, born 
in Voluntown, Conn., August 11, 1763. He enlisted in Connecticut to go to Canada 
with General Wolfe, during the Revolution. He also served eighteen months in 
the War of 1812, dying soon after in Athens or Smithfield, Pa., where he and Lois 
with nine children are said to have moved in 1809. Lois and a large family of 
young children survived him. 

Children : 

1032 i Ruth 7 Ames. 

1033 ii Esther Ames. 

1034 iii Warren Ames. 

1035 iv Electa Ames. 

1036 V Lucy Ames. 

1037 vi Abigail Ames. 

1038 vii Luther Ames. 

+ 1039 viii Orin Ames, born in 1807; married Eliza Burr, 

1040 ix Lydia Ames. 

+ 1041 X Lyman Ames, married. 

1042 xi Robert Ames. 

1043 xii Lois Ames. 

1044 xiii Rufus Ames. 

401 Nathan Chaffe (Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) 
was born in Willington, Conn., February 24, 1775, and died in Ledyard, N. Y. 
He married Polly Eaton, who died October 29, 1844. He was a miller and sold 
land in Becket, Mass., in 1803, later moving to Virgil, N. Y., where he was living 



144 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

in 1812. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in 
height. 
Children : 

1045 i Polly 7 Chaffe, born November 25, 1797; married Byron Baker. 

1046 ii Wealthy Chaffe, married Abram Powers. 

1047 iii Abigail Chaffe, died October 26, 1882; married William Sheldon. 

+ 1048 iv Hiram Chaffe, born October 30, 1812; married Maria B. Wilkinson. 
+ 1049 V Achsah Chaffe, born June 8, 1815; married John Benedict. 

402 Hannah e Chaffe (Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Willington, Conn., May 22, 1777, and died in Becket, Mass., March 
29, 1859. She married in 1793, David Putnam of Becket, who died there July 9, 
1852, aged ninety-one years. They lived in Becket, where Hannah (Chaffe) 
Putnam was a member of the First Congregational Church. She had a dark 
complexion, dark eyes, and was five feet, four or five inches in height. 

Children, born in Becket: 
+ 1050 i Hannah 7 Putnam, born in 1794; married William Hine. 

1051 ii Lucinda Putnam, born in 1797; died; married in April, 1822, Henry 
Hatch. 
+ 1052 iii Roxana Putnam, born in 1799; married Dana M. Smith. 
+ 1053 iv David Putnam, Jr., born in 1801; married (1) Hannah Church; (2) 
Betsey Clark. 

1054 V Lucy Putnam, born in 1804; married Fuller; lived in Vermont. 

+ 1055 vi Rowena Putnam, born in 1805; married John Dennison, Jr. 

+ 1056 vii Isaac Putnam, born in 1806; married Lucinda E. Church. 

+ 1057 viii Jonathan Marcus Putnam, born in 1807; married Phoebe Rouse. 

1058 ix Mary Harmony Putnam, born in 1808; died; married James Drake; 

residence, Lee, Mass. 

1059 X Alvin M. Putnam, born in 1811; died. 

1060 xi Emily S. Putnam, born in 1814; died; married Seth Howard Church. 
+ 1061 xii Harriet Cymena Putnam, born in 1816; died; married Loring Gallup. 
+ 1062 xiii William M. Putnam, born in 1818; married Mary A. Olmstead. 

1063 xiv Elizabeth A. Putnam, born in 1820; died. 

Two other children, supposed to be sons, names unknown. 

403 Zephaniah ^ Chaffe (Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in WiUington, Conn., October 11, 1779, and died, supposedly in Scipio, 
N. Y., in the summer of 1827. He married in Locke, N. Y., Phoebe, daughter of 
Daniel Carpenter of that place. She died in July, 1809, and was buried in Locke, 
where they lived up to the time of her death. While a resident of Becket, Mass., 
March 1, 1802, Mr. Chaffe bought of Charles Rowley of Scipio for $230, part of 
lot ten in the township of Milton, Cayuga County, N. Y. He also purchased, 
September 1, 1802, from Brewster Harris, the remaining part of the same lot for 
$240. In 1809 he was hving in Scipio. 

He had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and was of medium height. He was a 
member of the Masonic order and was by trade a cooper. 
Children, born in Locke: 

1064 i Franklin 7 Chaffe, born in 1804; died in Columbus, O., in 1852, where 

he had gone for treatment; married Lucinda King, and then 

moved to Hinckley, 0., where they lived; no children. 
+ 1065 ii Diana Chaffe, born in 1806; married in Scipio, April 5, 1825, Ebenezer 

Robinson. 
+ 1066 iii Zephaniah, Jr., or Guilderoy or Leroy Chaffe, born December 25, 

1807; married Sophronia A. Close. 



SIXTH GENERATION 145 

404 Caleb e ChafEe (Thomas,5 Jonathan/ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in WilUngton, Conn., July 9, 1781, and died in Becket, Mass., April 29, 
1855. He married (1) there, November 8, ISOl, Martha Fletcher of that place, 
who died May 3, 1818, aged forty-one, and was buried in Becket, where her tomb- 
stone bears the following inscription: 

"Come all my children that survive. 
Come, let us mourn together, 
It's I that's lost a bosom friend, 
And you a tender mother." 

Caleb Chaffe married (2) vSeptember 19, 1818, Elizabeth Davenport, who died 
in January, 1861. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, eight 
inches in height. He was a farmer and lived in Becket, where he was buried. 

Children, by first wife: 

+ 1067 i Caleb Judson 7 Chaffe, born October 22, 1804; married (1) Mary F. 

Geer; (2) Sylva Handy; (3) Rachel Rathbun. 
1068 ii Thomas Lewis Chaffe, born in Becket, in 1806; died October 20, 1829; 

buried in Becket. 
+ 1069 iii James Madison Chaffe, born July 25, 1810; married Caroline Parker. 
+ 1070 iv Nathan Milton Chaffe, born April 3, 1812; married Ruth A. Osborne. 

1071 V Martha Minerva ("Minerva") Chaffe, died in Becket, before 1855; 

married about June, 1831, William Hinman, their intention of 
marriage being published in Becket, June 18, 1831; had seven 
children. 

1072 vi Theodocia Philena (" Philena") Chaffe, died in Granville, Mass., be- 

fore 1855; married about June, 1833, Ray (William) Champlin 
of Blandford, IMass., their marriage intention being published 
in Becket, June 12, 1833. 

1073 vii Madison Chaffe, died before 1855. 

+ 1074 viii Louise (Lois) J. Chaffe, married Benjamin S. Rogers. 

Children, by second wife: 

+ 1075 ix Benjamin Davenport Chaffe, born September 15, 1819; married 
Malinda Snow. 

1076 X Mary Elizabeth Chaffe, born in 1822; died in Becket, May 3, 1840. 

1077 xi Dwight Chaffe, died in Becket, before 1855. 

+ 1078 xii Thomas Lewis Dwight Chaffe, born December 20, 1829; married 
Angeline A. Hunter. 

406 Abigail « Chaffe (Thomas,* Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Becket, Mass., April 23, 1785, and married there, January 5, 1809, 
Amos Watkins of Ashford, Conn. They settled in Cazenovia, N. Y. She was 
baptized in the First Congregational Church in Becket, in June, 1785, and became 
a member of the same church, September 6, 1807. 

Children : 

1079 i Darius i Watkins. 

1080 ii Louisa Watkins. 

Another child, name unknown. 

410 William 6 Reed (Hannah * Chaffe, Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Tolland, Conn., May 20, 1773, and died September 12, 
1851. He married (1) Eunice Fields; (2) Polly White of Bolton, Conn., and (3) 
Mercy, daughter of Thomas Pease. She was of Ellington, Conn., and died in 
August, 1871, aged ninety-two years. William Reed was a farmer, of medium 
height, with blue eyes, and a jovial disposition. 



146 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children, by second wife, born in Tolland : 

1081 i Eunice ^ Reed, died in Pennsylvania; married Wilcox. 

1082 ii Horace Reed, died in Enfield, Conn. 

1083 iii William Reed, died in Rockville, Conn.; married (1) Bidwell; 

(2) Strong. 

1084 iv Nathaniel Reed, died aged five years. 

1085 V Fidelia Reed, died in Enfield; married Pease. 

Children, by third wife, born in Tolland : 

1086 vi Sophronia Reed, died in Vernon, Conn.; married Daniel Tucker. 

1087 vii Nathaniel WiUis Reed, died in Vernon; married (1) Martha Holt; 

(2) Judith Clough. 
+ 1088 viii Horatio Pease Reed, born February 12, 1821 ; married Vina Richard- 
son. 

413 Jonathan « Chaffee (William,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Ashford, Conn., February 11, 1765, and died in Bristol, 0., June 23, 

1848. He married in Ashford, November 26, 1789, Sally, daughter of Joseph 
Farnham. She died January 11, 1848, aged seventy-six years, and was buried in 
Bristolville, 0. Jonathan Chaffee was a farmer. 

Children : 

+ 1089 i Jose ^ Chaffee, born May 30, 1791 ; married Theodocia Fletcher. 
+ 1090 ii Billings Chaffee, born April 13, 1793; married (1) Charlotte Hoskins; 
(2) Sally Brooks. 

1091 iii Alpheus Chaffee, born in Ashford, December 31, 1794; lived in Sims- 

bury or Bloomfield, Conn. 

1092 iv Philo Chaffee, born in Becket, January 14, 1800. 

+ 1093 V Henry Farnham Chaffee, born June 11, 1802; married Sally E. Gates, 
+ 1094 vi Truman Bibbins Chaffee, born June 19, 1804; married (1) Grace 
Hyde ; (2) Mrs. Lydia Babcock. 

1095 vii Eunice Armena Chaffee, born in Becket, Mass., November 6, 1806. 

1096 viii Anna Triphena Chaffee, born September 22, 1808. 

1097 ix Elbridge Gerry Chaffee, born March 13, 1811. 

1098 X Katherine Lovina Chaffee, born July 27, 1814. 

1099 xi Sally Maria Chaffee, born June 21, 1816. 

415 Amos 8 Chaffee (Winiam,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., September 12, 1769, and died there, February 20, 

1849. He married (1) in Ashford, October 1, 1797, Harmony Crary, who died 
August 13, 1843, aged sixty-nine, and was buried in Ashford. He married (2) 
October 27, 1844, Mrs. Elizabeth Weeks. 

Amos Chaffee served in the War of 1812. He was Captain of a large company 
in New London, under the command of Colonel William Belcher. He served 
in Groton, Conn., from August 23 to October 5, 1814, having as his assistant his 
son Cyrus. October 22, 1793, he bought one hundred acres of land in Newport, 
Luzerne County, Pa., and in 1807, while living in Ashford, bought land in Savoy, 
Berkshire County, Mass. He had a dark complexion, black eyes, was of medium 
height, and was a member of the Universalist Church. His tombstone in Ashford 
bears the following inscription : 

"Capt. Amos Chaffee died Feb 20 1849 aged 79. 
Dear friends He leave this earth and rise 
And rest with saints above the skies 
0! come to God, obey his call 
Jesus our savior died for all." 



SIXTH GENERATION 147 

Children, by first wife, born in Ashford: 

1100 i Gurdan ^ Chaffee, born February 14, 1799; died in infancy. 

1101 ii Erastus Chaffee, born May 26, 1801; died in infancy. 
+ 1102 iii Cyrus Chaffee, born February 11, 1803; married Eunice 



1103 iv Delotia Chaffee, born December 7, 1804; died in 1885; married 
Joseph W. Zane; she was baptized and joined the First Con- 
gregational Church of Ashford, May 29, 1825; residence, 1883, 
Boston, Mass. 

+ 1104 V Amos Chaffee, Jr., born October 14, 1806; married Mary Curtis. 

+ 1105 vi William Fax Chaffee, born April 20, 1809; married Mary A. Parker. 

+ 1106 vii Anna Bibbins Chaffee, born May 24, 1811; married EHjah Fordham. 

+ 1107 viii Ephraim Pendleton Chaffee, born March 4, 1815; married Margaret 
Skeats. 

+ 1108 ix Harmony Claudine Chaffee, born August 7, 1817; married Zelotus 
P. Hiscox. 

417 Molly " Chaffe (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., February 25, 1779, and died there. She was married 
in Ashford, September 15, 1799, by Reverend Enoch Pond, to Samuel Whipple, 
born July 11, 1774. He died in Ashford, where they lived. She was baptized in 
the First Congregational Church of Ashford, November 25, 1798. They had a 
family of ten or twelve children. 

Children : 

+ 1109 i Martha BJ Whipple, born May 29, 1823; married David K. Owen. 
Other children, names unknown. 

418 Jonathan " Chaffee (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., November 26, 1780, and died in Liberty, N. Y., after 
1858. He married (1) in Litchfield, Conn., November 4, 1802, Elizabeth James, 
who died in 1814, and was buried in Liberty. He married (2) in 1815, Nancy 
Mitchell, who died in 1838. In February, 1820, Jonathan Chaffee bought and sold 
land in Killingly, Conn., being then a resident of Liberty, where at the time of 
his death he was still living. He was a farmer. 

Children, by first wife: 

1110 i EHzabeth^ Chaffee, born in Ashford, October 28, 1803; died about 

1879. 
nil ii Lucy Chaffee, born June 18, 1807; married Gates; residence, 

1890, Parksville, N. Y. 
1112 iii Catherine Chaffee, born July 22, 1809; married Barnhart; 

residence, 1890, Livingston Manor, N. Y. 
+ 1113 iv Benjamin James Chaffee, born May 15, 1812; married Eliza Taylor. 

Child, by second wife : 
+ 1114 v Stephen Mitchell Chaffee, born August 18, 1817; married Mary A. 
Taylor. 

420 Reuben « Chaffee (Jonathan,* Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Ashford, Conn., March 5, 1784, and died in Middletown, Conn., Sep- 
tember 2, 1850. He married there, November 30, 1819, Martha Willard, daughter 
of Ephraim and Sally (Francis) Bound of Middletown. [See Appendix D.] She 
was born in Norwich, Conn., April 16, 1799, and died in Middletown, September 
22, 1862. Reuben Chaffee had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and was about five 
feet, eleven inches in height. He was a merchant in Middletown, where he lived. 



148 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children, bom in Middletown : 
+ 1115 i Benjamin Francis ^ Chaffee, born October 20, 1820; married Persis A. 
Harris. 
1116 ii Lucy Allen Chaffee, born September 25, 1823; died in Middletown, 
November 2, 1853; unmarried. 
+ 1117 iii Ephraim Bound Chaffee, born August 28, 1826; married Sarah H. 

Bliss. 
+ 1118 iv Flavins Josephus Chaffee, born October 30, 1829; married Ellen A. 
Hull. 

421 Comfort ^ ChaSee (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., March 9, 1756, and died February 23, 1828. He 
married in Grafton, Mass., September 25, 1781, Mrs. Lucy (Stowe) Hoyt, widow 
of R. Hoyt, and daughter of David Stowe of Grafton. She was born there, April 
30, 1758, and died March 23, 1845. 

Comfort Chaffee served in the Revolutionary War, his record being as follows: 

"Chafee, Comfort. Capt. John Pain's co. ; list of men stationed at Winter Hill 
and Dorchester for about 2 months; dismissed April 1, 1776; also, Capt. Car- 
penter'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. Hills'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.; service between May 13, 
1777, and July 5, 1777, 7 days; roll includes travel on march from Point Judith 
in South Kington, R. I., to Rehoboth. 

"Chaffee, Comfort. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt.; marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days, under Gen. Heath." [Massachusetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.'] 

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 Massachusetts two hundred acres of land in Maine (then a part of Massa- 
chusetts), as a bounty. In 1818, when a resident of Berkshire, Vt., he applied 
for a pension. 

On December 14, 1776, Lucy Stowe received from her grandmother, Hannah 
Stowe, a Bible in which is found written, "Lucy Stowe, Her Bible, born April 
30, 1758." Comfort and Lucy Chaffee with the other heirs of David Stowe, settled 
a quitclaim in Worcester, Mass., June 10, 1813. Comfort bought land in Berk- 
shire County, Mass., in 1782, and sold it in 1783. He settled first in Clarendon, 
Vt., and moved to Huntsberg, later called Berkshire, Vt., in March, 1802. June 
24, 1801, having bought of Ebenezer Marvin lot number four, and June 26, lot 
number six from Thomas Byrd. He was at that time still a resident of Clarendon. 
In Berkshire he kept for several years a tavern, which was the quiet and safe 
retreat of the traveller. He also owned a productive farm and his family grew up 
to be substantial and useful members of the community. He was very fond of 
horses and always owned some of the best. He seems to have been something 
of a pioneer in Berkshire, as he was the first tavern-keeper, and drove the first 
pair of horses and first- double wagon ever used in town. He and his wife were 
members of the Baptist Church. He had a light complexion, and blue eyes. 



SIXTH GENERATION 149 

Children, the first six born in Clarendon : 

1119 i Nathaniel 7 Chaffee, born February 22, 17S3; died July 24, 1821; 
married Polly Hibbard (?) and had one daughter, 

+ 1120 ii Reuben Chaffee, born January 23, 1785; married Sally Danforth. 

+ 1121 iii Lucy Chaffee, born January 3, 1787; married Seth Kendall. 

+ 1122 iv Jasper Chaffee, born October 4, 1789; married Hannah Burleson, 
1123 V Comfort Chaffee, Jr., born February 8, 1792; died December 17, 
1813; married Priscilla, daughter of WiUiam Danforth; she was 
living in Berkshire, January 6, 1814, when appointed adminis- 
tratrix of his will ; she married (2) his brother, John Chaffe. 

+ 1124 vi Warren Chaffee, born April 24, 1794; married (1) Sally Burleson; 
(2) Prutia Hildreth. 

+ 1125 vii John Chaffee, born July 12, 1796; married Mrs. Priscilla (Danforth) 
Chaffe. 

+ 1126 viii EHjah Chaffee, born November 5, 1799; married (1) Electa Rood; 
(2) Julia Cummings. 

+ 1127 ix Aaron Stowe Chaffee, born August 18, 1802; married (1) Polly W. 
Hill; (2) Charlotte Martin. 

422 Nathaniel « Chaffee, Jr. (Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1), was born in Rehoboth, Mass., March 7, 1757, and died in Monkton, 
Vt., 1826; he married (1) Huldah ; (2) Mrs. DooUttle. 

He served in the Revolutionary War as follows: 

"Chaffee, Nathaniel, Jr. 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; service, 16 days. 

"Chafee, Nathaniel, . . . descriptive list of men mustered by James 
Leonard, Muster Master, dated Oct. 29, 1779; Capt. Isaac Hicks's co.. Col. Car- 
penter's regt.; age, 22 yrs.; stature, 5 ft 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown; 
eyes, blue; residence, Rehoboth; enlistment, 9 months from time of arrival at 
Springfield; delivered to Capt. J. Tisdale." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
in the War of the Revolution.^ 

His pension claim, dated April 24, 1818, is based on services rendered in Colonel 
Patterson's brigade, Massachusetts Line, in which he enlisted in Springfield, in 
August, 1779, being discharged in West Point, N. Y. He is said to have served 
as a blacksmith. 

Apparently he lived in Clarendon, Vt., as early as 1783, as in that year and in 
1785 and 1787 he had children born there. He bought land in Salisbury, Vt. 
as early as September 21, 1799, but probably lived there earlier, as a son was born 
to him there in 1793. He later bought and sold other pieces of land there. On 
June 16, 1808, he was living in Monkton, Vt., and his pension claim, filed ten years 
later, was dated there. He was a member of the Methodist church, and was a 
farmer and blacksmith. 

Children, by first wife, the first three born in Clarendon: 

1128 i Abigal 7 Chaffee, born September, 24, 1783; died. 

1129 ii Betsey Chaffee, born July 15, 1785; died. 

1130 iii Huldah Chaffee, born July 15, 1787; died. 

+ 1131 iv Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr., born May 6, 1793; married (1) Harriet Frank; 

(2) Lucy Wright. 
+ 1132 V Henry Chaffee, born in 1802; married (1) Ann Allen; (2) ; 

(3) 

1133 vi Polly Chaffee, died. 

1134 vii Ruby Chaffee, died. 

1135 viii Horace Chaffee, died. 



150 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1136 ix Perry Chaffee, died. 

1137 X Hiram A. Chaffee, born in 1811 ; died March 2, 1892; married Betsey 

Farr; lived in Starksboro, Vt. 

Children, by second wife: 

1138 xi Benjamin Chaffee, 

1139 xii Simeon Chaffee. 

1140 xiii Susanna Chaffee. 

426 Daniel ^ Chaffee (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., July 27, 1766, and died in 1802. He married, prob- 
ably about November, 1789, Sarah, daughter of Jesse Newman of Rehoboth. Their 
intention of marriage was entered there, November 1, 1789, and being celebrated 
elsewhere. She died in 1852. Daniel Chaffee was a blacksmith. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

1141 i Susannah ^ Chaffee, born January 28, 1791 ; died in 1848. 

+ 1142 ii John Chaffee, born May 18, 1793; married Fanny Medbury. 
1143 iii Dexter Chaffee, born January 11, 1795; died November 30, 1880; 
at the age of twenty-four, he met with an accident while blasting 
rocks in Roxbury, Mass., by which he became totally blind; he 
was, however, very helpful to his widowed mother in running 
the farm; later he hired a gristmill near his home, which he 
worked for forty years; in later life he gave this up and again 
worked on the home farm, which, by his energy and persever- 
ance, had become his property; he lived a cheerful, happy and 
useful life, in spite of his great affliction. 

+ 1144 iv Daniel Chaffee, born September 2, 1796; married Mrs. Lydia (Arnold) 
Buffington. 

+ 1145 v Newman Chaffee, born May 19, 1798; married Lydia R. Medbury. 

1146 vi Sarah Chaffee, born March 16, 1802; died in Rehoboth, May 8, 1890; 

unmarried. 

427 Benjamin 6 Chaffee (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., August 17 (7), 1768, and died in Pitts- 
ford, Vt., December 26, 1840 (1850). He married (1) January 16, 1794, Judith 
Fuller, born in Rehoboth, September 28, 1770, died in Pittsford, March 26 (22), 

1835. He married (2) Lucy , and lived in Chittenden, Vt., where he 

bought and sold many tracts of land from 1799 to 1835. He also lived in Pitts- 
ford. He was a blacksmith. 

Children, by first wife: 

1147 i Demas ^ Chaffee, born October 26, 1794; died; married. May 22, 1851, 

Elvira M. Baird, born May 30, 1808; no children. 

1148 ii Dexter Chaffee, born September 28, 1796; died September 21, 1852; 

unmarried; residence, 1851, Pittsford. 

1149 iii Daniel Chaffee, born October 8, 1798; died October 20, 1798. 

1150 iv Huldah Chaffee, born July 16, 1800; died July 3, 1804. 

+ 1151 v Huldah Chaffee, born October 15, 1804; married Atwood. 

+ 1152 vi Daniel Chaffee, born July 14, 1811; married Miranda Haven. 

428 Rebecca « Chaffee (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., June 8, 1770, and died after 1841. She married. 
May 7, 1789, Thomas Sweetings Peck, son of Charles and Rachel s (Sweeting) 
Peck (101) (Rachel * Chaffee, Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), and they settled 
in Seekonk, Mass. She united with the church in 1841. 



SIXTH GENERATION 151 

Children : 

1153 i Huldah ^ Peck, born July 5, 1791 ; married Nathaniel Millard. 

1154 ii James Peck, born November 9, 1792; died May 25, 1822; unmarried. 

1155 iii Thomas Peck, born September 2, 1794; married Elmira Cole. 

1156 iv Rebecca Peck, born January 15, 1796; married Phillip Millard. 

1157 V Susannah Peck, born September 20, 1797; married Jonathan Monroe. 

1158 vi Asa Peck, born February 6, 1799; married Betsy Hale. 

1159 vii Ruth Peck, born December 25, 1800; died young. 

1160 viii Nancy A. Peck, born May 25, 1802; married Ira Medbury. 

1161 ix Daniel Peck, born November 11, 1803; died July 12, 1804. 

1162 X Mary Ann Peck, born November 28, 1804; died December 4 (2), 1814. 

1163 xi Hannah C. Peck, born December 20, 1806; married Robert Tripp. 

1164 xii Charlotte Peck, born July 31, 1810; married Ira Mason. 

1165 xiii Darius Peck, born June 19, 1812; died young. 

For further descendants see Peck Genealogy, by Ira C. Peck. 

429 Simeon « Chaffee (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, s Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., February 5, 1772, and died in Rutland, Vt., August 
23, 1859. He married (1) in Rehoboth, Mass., March 20, 1796, Martha Morseman 
of Rutland, born September 30, 1772. She was a Methodist. He married (2), 
April 22, 1813, Mrs. Fanny (Pearson) Thornton, born January 11, 1782, died 
October 20, 1859. She had three children by her former husband, Maria, George 
and Triphena Thornton. In 1796 Simeon Chaffee lived in Rutland, but apparently 
moved soon after to Chittenden, Vt., as all but one of his children by his first wife 
were born there. He bought and sold land there from 1811 to 1819, about 1821 
moving to Pittsford, Vt., and later back to Rutland, where he was living in 1853. 
He and his second wife were both members of the Congregational Church. His 
will made April 24, 1857, was probated October 3, 1859. He had a light com- 
plexion, and blue eyes. He was a farmer and died of apoplexy. 

Children, by first wife, all but the fourth born in Chittenden : 

+ 1166 i Stephen 7 Chaffee, born February 27, 1797; married Melletiah Leo- 
nard. 
+ 1167 ii Joel Chaffee, born July 4, 1798; married (1) Adelia Sawyer; (2) 

Lydia Wilbur. 
+ 1168 iii Job Chaffee, born November 13, 1799; married (1) Susan Hall; (2) 

Eliza Jones. 
+ 1169 iv Carpenter Chaffee, born September 19, 1801; married Abigail Wet- 
more. 
+ 1170 V Amos Chaffee, born April 7, 1803; married (1) Maria Miller; (2) 
Emily Stoughton. 
1171 vi Simeon Chaffee, Jr., born January 30, 1805; died in Rock Island, 
111.; married Cushman, who, with two daughters, sur- 
vived him; between 1830 and 1840 he lived in Sharon, 111. 
+ 1172 vii Sophronia ^ Chaffee, born April 3, 1807 ; married Frederick R. Strong. 

1173 viii Salome Chaffee, born March 2, 1809; died October 8, 1828. 
+ 1174 ix Solana Chaffee, born December 3, 1810; married (1) Samuel Meade; 
(2) Isaac Leonard. 
Children, by second wife, the first three born in Chittenden : 

+ 1175 X Warren Chaffee, born January 13, 1814; married (1) Chloe M. Pinney; 
(2) Mrs. Fannie Taylor; (3) Mrs. Lucinda A. Furman. 

+ 1176 xi Heman Chaffee, born June 18, 1816; married Mira A. Noble. 
1177 xii Christopher Chaffee, born November 19, 1819; married, in 1842, 
Abigail Cheney and had three children; residence, 1892, Wis- 
consin. 



152 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1178 xiii Nathaniel Chaffee, born in Pittsford, January 6, 1822; died in Mem- 

phis, Tenn., November, 1864; mimarried; Uved in Pittsford, 
later in Rutland ; graduated from the Medical College in Castle- 
ton, Vt., in 1853 and from 1853 to July, 1855, practiced medi- 
cine in Troy, N. Y., then went to Paris, France, to continue 
his medical studies; returned in October, 1856, to Troy, where 
he remained a short time, then moved to Holly Springs, Miss., 
practicing there until the fall of 1864, when he moved to Mem- 
phis, dying shortly after his arrival there. 

1179 xiv A daughter, born January 1, 1824; died February 21, 1824. 

+ 1180 XV Susanna Chaffee, born January 26, 1825; married Alden J. Pinney. 

430 Ezra « Chaffee (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., October 29, 1773, and died in Seekonk, Mass, 
(formerly Rehoboth), November 1, 1849. He married in Rehoboth, May 13, 1804, 
Patience Brown of that place, who died December 26, 1854, and was buried in 
East Providence, R. I. He lived in 1807 in Rehoboth, where he owned land and 
later in that part of the town which in 1812 was made a separate town under the 
name of Seekonk. He was a cabinet-maker and a member of the Seekonk Con- 
gregational Church. He had a fair complexion, and blue eyes. 

Children : 
+ 1181 i Bosworth ^ Chaffee, born April 10, 1805; married (1) Lydia H. Martin; 
(2) Henrietta L. . 

1183 ii Nathaniel Chaffee, born August 12, 1806. 

1184 iii Harman Chaffee, born January 13, 1809; died September 11, 1836; 

unmarried. 

1185 iv Ezra Chaffee, Jr., born September 28, 1811; died; unmarried. 

1186 V Anna Bosworth Chaffee, born in Seekonk, August 9, 1817. 

431 Aaron ^ Chaffee (Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., July 25, 1775, and died in November, 1855, He 
married Lydia, daughter of Nathaniel French of Rehoboth. He was a "yeoman," 
and by trade a blacksmith. In 1805 he lived in Rehoboth, where he owned land. 
He was a church member. He and his wife are buried in East Providence, R. I. 

Children, the first four born in Rehoboth: 

+ 1187 i Ira ^ Chaffee, born March 12, 1803; married Julia Mason. 

1188 ii Harvey Chaffee, born December 19, 1804; died. 

1189 iii Lydia Chaffee, born November 9, 1807; died, 

1190 iv Aaron Chaffee, Jr., born May 26, 1809, 

1191 V Huldah Chaffee, born January 3, 1812. 

434 Ezra « Chaffee (John,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ') 
was born in Newport, R. I., December 15, 1764, and died in Batavia, November 
26, 1800. He married, February 19, 1795, Deborah Hathaway. Both were of 
New Bedford, Mass., at the time of their marriage. She died October 16, 1798, 
aged thirty years, and both were buried in Acushnet cemetery, Acushnet, Mass. 

October 7, 1797, Ezra Chaffee, mariner of New Bedford, sold to Brownell Ormsby, 
mariner of the same place, sixty-eight rods of land and buildings and two other 
small lots there for $850, and January 12, 1799, he sold to Jabez Hathaway, boat- 
builder, of New Bedford, land there and one-sixth part of a dwelling house formerly 
belonging to the estate of Samuel Thrasher, for $30. June 27th of the same year, 
he sold to Isaac Terry, blacksmith, of New Bedford, land there for $60. Ezra 



SIXTH GENERATION 153 

Chaffee was a sea-captain. In 1801 his father, John Chaffe, was appointed in 
New Bedford administrator of his estate. 
Children : 

+ 1192 i Ezra ^ Chaffee, Jr., born about 1796; married Nancy A. Lovett. 
1193 ii John Chaffee, born about 1797; died October 21, 1802, aged five years; 
buried in Acushnet Cemetery. 

436 Stephen ^ Chaffee (Levi,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., October 10, 1765, and died after 1812. He married 
in Rehoboth, Mass., February 25, 1789, Chloe, daughter of Comfort Pearce. Febru- 
ary 19, 1791, she made a division of her father's estate, his land in Rehoboth and 
Buttonwoods being valued at £18, 9s. 7d. March 14, 1793, Stephen Chaffee and 
wife Chloe sold for £4, lis. 6d., land set off from the estate of her father. On 
December 31st of the same year they sold five acres, ninety-two rods in Rehoboth 
for £14, lis. 7d. March 18, 1794, they sold to Aaron and Nathaniel Pearce, Jr., 
forty-eight acres, eighteen rods of land in Rehoboth for £187, 6s. 9d. This was 
their home. On April 10th of the same year Stephen Chafey "yeoman" being 
then a resident still of Rehoboth, bought of Hugh Montgomery of Londonderry, 
Vt., ninety-three acres of land in that place. He probably moved there shortly 
after. He was a resident of Londonderry, December 11, 1797, when he and his wife 
sold to his brother Jonathan for $175, twenty-five acres of land there. Between 
this date and 1812 there are many purchases and sales of land recorded in his 
name. It is said that he kept a store in Londonderry and that about 1805, while 
trying to extinguish a fire which threatened its destruction, he was injured and 
never quite recovered. He was a merchant and farmer. His wife is said to 
have been a good Christian woman and to have taught her children the Biblical 
truths. 

Children : 

+ 1194 i Allen ^ Chaffee, born about 1790; married Eliza Bryant. 

+ 1195 ii Stephen Chaffee, Jr., born in 1791; married Deborah Usher. 

+ 1196 iii Sanford Chaffee, born January 27, 1793; married (1) Sarah Chase; 
(2) Mary A. Otterson. 
1197 iv Betsey Chaffee, born in 1795; died February 10, 1882; married, No- 
vember 5, 1812, by Elder Wight of Bristol, R. I., to Abel Max- 
field of Warren, R. I., and had children; residence, 1832 and 
1859, Warren. 

437 Jonathan « Chaffee (Levi,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., April 18, 1768, and died. He married there, April 
13, 1795, Polly Horton. On December 11, 1797, he bought of his brother Stephen 
"Chafey" and wife Chloe of Londonderry, Vt., twenty-five acres of land there 
for $175. At that time he lived in Rehoboth. He also bought other pieces of 
property in Londonderry, of which he and his wife sold a part later. March 9, 
1804, finds him a resident of Rupert, Vt. From 1803 to 1827 he bought various 
pieces of land in Dorset, Vt., and from 1805 to 1827 he resided there. On Sep- 
tember 11, 1827, he bought fifty acres of land, with a house and barn on it, in 
Wilmington, Vt., and on January 20, 1835, he sold this property to Ira Adams. 
He was a mechanic. 

Children, born in Londonderry: 
1198 i Polly 7 Chaffee, born August 1. 1796: died. 



154 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1199 ii Jonathan Chaffee, Jr., born January 17, 1799; died before October 28, 
1857; married, March 2, 1846, Priscilla, daughter of Edmund Ingalls 
of Londonderry, where she was born; she died October 28, 1857, 
of consumption, aged fifty-eight years and six months; she gave 
her homestead to the town of Londonderry, which was to support her 
during her hfe, after her death the property passing to the London- 
derry Congregational Church, of which she was a member; Mr. and 
Mrs. Chaffee lived in Londonderry; no children. 

444 Martin e Chaffee (Noah,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Woodstock, Conn., June 4, 1781, and died in Thompson, Conn., De- 
cember 9, 1839. He married in Pomfret, Conn., March 6, 1807, Lucy B., daughter 
of Josiah Underwood of that place. She died June 1, 1852. Both were buried in 
Quassett Cemetery, South Woodstock, Conn. He served as a Private in the War 
of 1812, being stationed in New London, Conn., in Captain Samuel Dresser's com- 
pany, from June 21 to June 28, 1813. 

Children : 

1200 i Eliza ^ Underwood ChafTee, born in Pomfret, in 1807; died. 

1201 ii George Chaffee, born in 1809 (?). 

+ 1202 iii Lucy B. Chaffee, born in 1812; married David B. Perry. 

+ 1203 iv Wilham Henry Chaffee, born September 10, 1813; married Charlotte 

E. Whipple. 
+ 1204 v Orrin Chaffee, born June 3, 1814; married A. Shipley. 
+ 1205 vi Luther Chaffee, born in 1816; married Winne. 

1206 vii Maria Chaffee, born in 1818; died in 1839. 

1207 viii Susan Chaffee, born in 1824; died in 1829. 

1208 ix John Underwood Chaffee, born in 1829; residence, 1884, California, 

where he had a ranch and was interested in mining claims; he 
lost the sight of one eye in boyliood. 

445 William 8 ChafEee (Noah,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Woodstock, Conn., October 8, 1782, and died about 1814, He married 
Lucy Vose and moved to Pennsylvania from Connecticut about 1805. He was a 
farmer. Lucy (Vose) Chaffee married (2) Asa Bramhall, by whom she had no 
children. 

Children : 

+ 1209 i William 7 Banfield Chaffee, born May 22, 1807; married (1) Betsy 
Ellis; (2) Jane Carnes. 

+ 1210 ii Amos Wells Chaffee, born October 6, 1810; married Bethiah C. Bab- 
cock. 

1211 iii Laura Chaffee, born in Luzerne County, Pa.; married Thomas Kenyon 

of Oswayo, Pa. 

448 Else 8 Chaffee (Noah,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas was 
born in Woodstock, Conn., July 25, 1789, and died in Hoosick Falls, N. Y., Sep- 
tember 17, 1877. She married Henry Marchfield Chapin, a machinist, born in 
1788, died in Watervliet, N. Y., in 1826. She was a member of the Dutch Re- 
formed Church and was buried in Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 

Children : 

1212 i Elsie Maria ' Chapin, born June 18, 1811 ; died Jime 30, 1875; married 

Henry H. Parsons. 

1213 ii Henry Dearborn Chapin, born in 1813; died in 1815. 

1214 iii Susan Chapin, born in 1815; married Daniel Baker. 

+ 1215 iv Henry Marshfield Chapin, Jr., born in 1818; married Nancy Dear- 
stine. 



SIXTH GENERATION 155 

1216 V James Hale Chapin, born November 29, 1825; married Sarah Jane 

Fairbanks. 

449 Reubens Chaffee (Noah,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Pomfret, Conn., February 1, 1792, and died in East Hartford, Conn., 
September 6, 1849. He married in Willington, Conn., April 10, 1817, Hannah, 
daughter of David Heath of that place. She died September 9, 1874, and was 
buried in East Hartford. 

Reuben Chaffee served in the War of 1812, as Lieutenant of a company formed 
in Ashford, Conn. He joined the Presbyterian Church at the age of twenty-eight. 
His wife was also a member of this church but later became a Baptist. He had a 
fair complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, eight and one-half inches, in height. 
He was a tanner and shoemaker, at which trade he served an apprenticeship of 
seven years. He lived in Ashford for over twenty years after his marriage and 
later in East Hartford. 

Children, born in Ashford : 

1217 i John Heath 7 ChafTee, born February 11, 1818; died April 25, 1884; 

married in East Hartford, November 6, 1839, Julia Ann, daughter 
of Allen Brewer of that place; no children; residence, 1883, Hart- 
ford ; he was a stone dealer. 

1218 ii Abigail Sophronia Chaffee, born April 24, 1819; died December 19, 

1873; married in Ashford, May 6, 1840, Rufus Pearl. 

+ 1219 iii Origen William Chaffee, born January 22, 1845; married Louise H, 
Hunger. 
1220 iv Hannah Eliza ChafTee, born April 6, 1828; married Charles Bailey 
and had two children, one of whom died before 1883. 

+ 1221 v Henry Reuben Chaffee, born August 10, 1830; married Lucy A. 
Andrews. 
1222 vi Andrew Burt Chaffee, born July 27, 1837; a manufacturer of machin- 
ists' tools; has a fair complexion, brown eyes, and is five feet, 
ten inches in height; residence, 1891, Newark, N. J.; unmarried. 

452 John « ChaSee (William, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., May 23, 1764, and died in Fayston, Vt., in January, 1858. 
He married in Williamstown, Vt., about 1804, Patty, daughter of Ananias Tubbs, 
a Revolutionary soldier. She was a member of the ]\Icthodist church. Both were 
buried in North Fayston, Vt. July 12, 1791, John Chaffee bought land in Wil- 
liamstown, Vt., and in 1794 he bought one hundred acres more there. He was 
living in Williamstown at the time of his marriage and moved from there between 
1816 and 1820. 

John Chaffee served in the War of 1812 and was wounded in the leg. He 
was a farmer, and had a light complexion, light blue eyes, and a height of six 
feet. 

Children, the first five born in WilliamstowTi, the last two in Northfield, Vt. : 

+ 1223 i Hannah 7 Chaffee, born October 12, 1807; married Arba Durkee. 

+ 1224 ii Laura ChafYee, born June 26, 1809; married Christopher C. Ormsbee. 

1225 iii George Chaffee, born April 30, 1811; died in Roxbury, Vt., married 

Roxana Dutton. 

1226 iv Julia Ann Chaffee, a twin, born April 30, 1811; died in Warren, Vt.; 

married Willis Grant. 
+ 1227 V William Hill Chaffee, born April 23, 1816; married Sophronia D. 
Brigham. 



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+ 1228 
1229 



vi John Chaffee, born July 17, 1820; married Eusebia M. Brigham. 
vii Charles Chaffee, died in Lowell, Mass. 



453 Josiah « Chaffee (William,^ Dan,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., July 12, 1766, and died in North Lawrence, N. Y., May 
24, 1856. He married in Williamstown, Vt., in 1792, Silenda Gould of Westmin- 
ster, Vt., born May 11, 1770, died in Roxbury, Vt., March 23, 1838, and was buried 
there. She was a member of the Baptist Church. 

Josiah Chaffee's great-aunt, Miriam Chaffe (42), died in 1787, leaving him all her 
property. July 12, 1791, he bought land in Williamstown. April 14, 1792, Josiah 
Chaffee, "yeoman," of Cumberland, R. I., sold to Braddock Chaffee, "yeoman," of 
Rehoboth, two acres of land in that place adjoining the home land of said Braddock, 
for £10, 10s. On April 16th of the sahie year he sold to Amos Reed of Reho- 
both, one-half an acre of land in that place for £2, 12s. November 15, 1794, 
he bought one hundred acres more in Williamstown, where he was living at the 
time of his marriage. He was elected a Hayward of Williamstown, March 3, 1795. 
He afterward lived in Roxbury and in Stockholm, N. Y. 

Josiah Chaffee fought in the War of 1812. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes, 
was five feet, ten inches in height, and of a jovial disposition. He was a basket 
maker by trade and was a member of the Universalist Church. 

Children, born in Williamstown : 

+ 1230 i Anson ^ Chaffee, born July 3, 1795; married Eunice Flint. 
+ 1231 ii Amy Chaffee, born August 12, 1796; married Daniel Fhnt. 
1232 iii Parmelia Chaffee, born August 7, 1798; died in Roxbury in 1817; 

married Joel Richardson. 
+ 1233 iv Warren Chaffee, born May 4, 1800; married (1) Mary Woodward; 

(2) Abigail Woodward. 
+ 1234 V Emily Chaffee, born February 10, 1805; married William Ditty. 
+ 1235 vi Oliver Chaffee, born September 9, 1806; married Abigail Flint. 
+ 1236 vii Joel Chaffee, born February 26, 1810; married Mrs. Abigail (Fhnt) 

Chaffee. 
+ 1237 viii John Chaffee, born September 1, 1812; married (1) Lucy Flint; (2) 

Lucy E. Hardy. 

455 William 6 Chaffee, Jr. (William,5 Dan,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., April 6, 1772, and died in Pawtucket, R. I., in March, 
1855. He married (1) January 8, 1797, Elizabeth Green, (2) in Seekonk, Mass., 
October 30, 1814, Sarah, daughter of Ezra and Lucy (Eldred) Sweet of North 
Kingston, R. I. 

In June, 1797, William Chaffee, Jr., went to Williamstown, Vt., where he bought 
one hundred acres of land from his father for £30. Later he moved to Pawtucket, 
where he joined the First Baptist Church. He had a light complexion, light blue 
eyes, and was of medium height. He was a carriage maker and later a card clothier. 

Children, by first wife, born in Williamstown : 

+ 1238 i James Warner ^ Chaffee, born June 15, 1798; married Ophelia C. 

Longhead. 
+ 1239 ii Samuel Chaffee, born September 27, ISOO; married Mrs. Sarah A. 

(Jenks) Potter. 

1240 iii Arnold Chaffee, born January 29, 1807; died in Boston, Mass.; un- 

married. 

1241 iv Eliza Chaffee, born May 19, 1810; married in Providence, R. I., 

Ralph Mowry; lived in Providence. 



SIXTH GENERATION 157 

Children, by second wife, tlie first two born in Seekonk: 

1242 V Sarah Ann Jenks Chaffee, born April 29, 1817; died in 1848; un- 
married. 
+ 1243 vi Olive Jenks Chaffee, born April 14, 1820; married Thomas S. Glasby. 

1244 vii William Thomas Chaffee, born in 1824; went to Denver, Colo. 

1245 viii John Chaffee, died in infancy. 

458 Mary ^ Chafie (Jonathan, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., and died. She married there, February 22, 1789, James," 
son of Jonathan,^ Jr., and Sarah (Daggett) Paine (Jonathan * Paine (27), Dorothy 3 
ChafTe, Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1). He was born April 23, 1764. 

Children : 

1246 i James ^ Paine, Jr., born June 14, 1790; died. 

1247 ii Susanna Paine, born June 9, 1792; died. 1 

459 Jonathan ^ Chafiee, Jr. (Jonathan, s Dan,* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1), 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., February 16, 1769, and died November 15, 1811. 
He was married in Rehoboth, May 6, 1792, by Shubael Peck, Esq., to Lephe, 
daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Bosworth) Carpenter of that place. She was 
born in Rehoboth, October 15, 1771, and died July 25, 1845. Both husband and 
wife were buried in the old burying-ground in Rehoboth (now in Rumford Village, 
East Providence, R. I). She was tall and slender, with dark hair and gray eyes; 
she was a member of the Episcopal Church, which she joined when about fifteen. 
He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium height. He was a farmer, 
and sold land in Rehoboth in 1807. 

Children, born in Rehoboth: 

1248 i Polly ^ Chaffee, died in Seekonk; was married there, December 6, 1812, 
by Reverend John Hill, to Joseph West, Jr. ; both were of Seekonk, 
where they lived and died; she united with the Baptist church 
at the age of twenty-seven; had a light complexion and gray eyes; 
buried in old Rehoboth burying-ground, at that time in Seekonk, 
now in Rumford Village, East Providence. 

-M249 ii Caleb Chaffee, born April 3, 1794; married (1) Lephe P. Ormsbee; 
(2) Pamelia A. Allen. 

-f 1250 iii Lydia Chaffee, born February 18, 1796; married William P. Ormsbee. 

1251 iv Willard Chaffee, born June 13, 1798; died in Seekonk, September 27, 

1821, and was buried there; unmarried; had a light complexion, 
blue eyes, and was quite tall. 

1252 v Jonathan Chaffee, Jr., born August 10, 1800; died in Seekonk, Sep- 

tember 23, 1819, and was buried there; unmarried; had a dark 
complexion, dark eyes, and was tall. 
+ 1253 vi Asaph Carpenter Chaffee, born August 22, 1804; married (1) Jane 
P. Hunt; (2) Emehne R. Pierce. 

460 Oliver « Chaffee (Jonathan,^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., February 30, 1771, and died in Lyndon, Vt., February 
15, 1852. He was married, November 19, 1798, by Elder Jonathan Chaffee, to 
Prudence Armington, born August 15, 1778, died June 26, 1872. Their intention 
of marriage was dated October 7, 1797. She was probably a granddaughter of 
Hannah (Chaffee) Armington (40). Both were members of the Methodist Church, 
and were buried in Lyndon. 

October 9, 1791, Oliver Chaffee bought of Cornelius Lynde for £12, forty-four 
acres of land in Williamstown, Vt., and in 1801 he and his wife moved from Reho- 



158 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

both to Lyndon, where they Hved and died. He had a hght complexion, light 
blue eyes, and was of medium height. He was a farmer. 
Children : 

1254 i Phoebe 7 Chaffee, born August 27, 1809; married, l^ebruary 1, 1837, 

James K. Remich of Passumpsic, Vt., where in 1887 they lived. 

1255 ii Hollis Chaffee, born May 28, 1811; died in Stafford, Conn., April 15, 

1839; married, August 30, 1837, Tamzen S. Huse; had a child; he 
was a Universalist minister in Williamstown, Mass. 
+ 1256 iii Sophronia Chaffee, born May 4, 1813; married Alanson Shorey. 
+ 1257 iv Loren Chaffee, born January 12, 1815; married Lucy A. Richardson. 
1258 V John Chaffee, born April 5, 1819; died June 18, 1838. 
1258a vi Mary Chaffee, born July 19, 1821; died March 15, 1851; married, No- 
vember 23, 1842, Nelson Roberts. 

462 Abel « ChafiEee (Jonathan,5 Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., September 9, 1776, and died in Seekonk, Mass., June 28, 
1854. He married in Rehoboth, August 23, 1807, Sally, daughter of Asa Bowen 
of Providence, R. I. She died in Seekonk, June 26, 1878, aged ninety years, and 
was buried in the old cemetery in Rumford Village, East Providence, R. I., formerly 
in Seekonk, and before that in old Rehoboth. 

Abel Chaffee was a mason and sold land in Rehoboth in 1809. He lived in See- 
konk, which was set off from Rehoboth in 1812. He united with the First Baptist 
Church of East Providence, April 27, 1842. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, 
and was nearly six feet in height. 

Children, born in Seekonk: 

+ 1259 i Elsie Bowen ^ Chaffee, born May 27, 1808; married Horton. 

1260 ii Mary Chaffee, born April 19, 1810; died May 7, 1856; married in Re- 
hoboth, September 23, 1852, Jonathan, son of John and Phebe 
Sweet, a widower of Rehoboth, born about 1784; she united with 
the First Baptist Church of East Providence, July 25, 1840. 

+ 1261 iii Jonathan Bowen Chaffee, born March 8, 1812; married Margaret C. 
Stevens. 

+ 1262 iv Asa Chaffee, born August 28, 1816; married (1) Betsey A. Medbury; 
(2) Mary A. Congdon; (3) Nancy W. Martin. 

470 Asa 8 OhafEee (Braddock,^ Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Rehoboth, Mass., May 20, 1794, and died before April 2, 1836. He married 
in Clarendon, Vt., September 20, 1832, Mrs. Almira M. Colvin, who was made 
administratrix of his estate in Clarendon, April 2, 1836. About 1837 she married 
(3) Post. 

Child: 

1263 i Luthera 7 Chaffee. 

478 Hannah Butterworth ^ Chaffee (Samuel Butterworth,^ Ephraim,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., October 14, 1810, and died 
in Seekonk, Mass., March 2, 1850. She was married there, November 28, 1837, 
by Reverend John Allen, to Lewis, son of Preserved and Betsey (Davis) Pierce. 
He was born June 15, 1813, and after Hannah's death married (2) Lucy Marchant, 
(3) Caroline Kent. He lived in Pawtucket, R. I. 

Children : 

1264 i Emily ' Pierce, bom October 3, 1838; died July 13, 1839. 

1265 ii Lewis Pierce, Jr., born September 7, 1839; died September 13, 1839. 



SIXTH GENERATION 159 

1266 iii Adelaide Pierce, born December 26, 1840; residence, Pawtucket. 

1267 iv Hannah Pierce, born September 22, 1842; died in October, 1842. 

1268 V Edward Pierce, born December 11, 1844; died September 1, 1879. 

1269 vi Susan M. Pierce, born September 18, 1846; died March 12, 1871. 

1270 vii Lewis Pierce, Jr., born February 24, 1850; died March 9, 1850. 

For further descendants see Pierce Genealogy. 

479 Samuel® ChafEee (Samuel Butterworth,^ Ephraim,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., April 20, 1812, and died there July 7, 1874. 
He married in Seekonk, November 24, 1839, Rebekah Talbot, daughter of Thomas 
Peirce of that place, a Revolutionary soldier, a descendant of Thomas Pierce, who 
settled in Connecticut about 1640, and also a great-niece of Silas Talbot, who 
served during the Revolution in the Battle of Bunker Hill, was afterward the 
first commander of the frigate Constitution and was called by the British "the 
arch traitor of New England." He was buried in Trinity Churchyard, New York 
City. Rebekah (Peirce) Chaffee died in Providence, R. I., January 21, 1899. 
Samuel Chaffee was a farmer. 

Children, born in Seekonk: 

1271 i Ruth Ann ^ Chaffee, born October 29, 1844; died April 9, 1845. 

1272 ii Jane Helen Chaffee, born April 26, 1847; died in Grand Rapids, Mich., 

July 14, 1902; married in Seekonk, November 28, 1867, by Reverend 
David H. Ela, to Moses Almy AWrich of Providence, R. I., born in 
Smithfield, R. I. 

1273 iii Samuel Roscoe Chaffee, born September 21, 1850; married in Swansea, 

Mass., July 24, 1878, Mary Maria, daughter of Edward Mason and 
Mary (Gardner) Thurston of that place; she was born February 9, 
1858; Mr. Chaffee was educated in the district schools of Seekonk 
and left home when fourteen to become a clerk in the shoe store of 
Allen J. Brown of Providence, remaining there until the death of 
his employer in 1877, when he bought out the business; not being 
successful, he sold the store in the fall of 1881 and began his career 
as an artist, a calling for which he seems to have always possessed 
a natural talent; after many of the usual trials and struggles, his 
work secured a standing among the picture lovers and dealers in 
the country, and finally attained to a well deserved prominence. 
His name is well known in the art stores of this country, and his 
work has the merit of being pleasing and truthful, and may best be 
judged by the fact that it is always in demand; he works entirely 
in water color, and depicts quiet bits of old New England; Mr, 
Chaffee has always taken a deep interest in all matters connected 
with his family history, and being born so near the homes of the 
early generations of the Chaffee family, has become an authority 
regarding the traditions and old landmarks of the family; he has 
in his possession many valuable old documents relating to the 
family, and Hunt's Cemetery in East Providence (at one time a 
part of Rehoboth), where many Chaffee descendants are buried, 
is under his control; it is Mr. Chaffee's intention to erect in this 
burial-ground, a tablet to the memory of Thomas Chaffee, the 
Emigrant; Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee have no children; they live m 
Providence, where Mr. Chaffee has a studio. 

1274 iv Emma Talbot Chaffee, born August 2, 1857. 

480 Cyrus s Chaffee (Samuel Butterworth,5 Ephraim,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,* 
Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., January 18, 1814, and died there, De- 
cember 9, 1885. He married in Seekonk, September 28, 1848, Amanda M., 



160 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

daughter of Seth Miller of that place. They lived in Seekonk, where he was 
a farmer. 

Children, born in Seekonk: 

1275 i Leland F.^ Chaffee, born July 18, 1850; died October 20, 1850. 
1275a ii Amanda M. Chaffee, born July 19, 1851 ; married, June 1, 1873, Chase 

W Ormsbee of Seekonk, born in 1850; residence in 1883, East 
Providence, R. I. 

1276 iii Isadore A. Chaffee, born April 14, 1854; died in Seekonk, October 

12, 1854. 
+ 1277 iv Cyrus Herbert Chaffee, born August 26, 1855; married Ellen N. 

Cornell. 
+ 1278 V Frederick E. Chaffee, born January 19, 1857; married Emma L. 

Shorey. 

1279 vi Sarah W. Chaffee, born April 11, 1859; married in Seekonk, November 

25, 1880, Julian F., son of Charles H. and Louisa M. Reynolds 
of Rehoboth, Mass., where he was born about 1855; residence, 
1883, Rehoboth. 

1280 vii Isadore A, ChafTee, born October 17, 1860; married in Seekonk, June 

1, 1886, William H. Sherman of Providence, R. I., born in 
Cranston, R. I., in 1861. 

483 William « OhafEee (Samuel Butterworth,^ Ephraim,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Seekonk, Mass., April 25, 1820, and died there. May 5, 
1888. He married (1), September 1, 1841, Sarah W., daughter of Seth and Amanda 
Miller of Seekonk. She died September 8, 1857, aged thirty- three years, seven 
months and six days. He was married (2), September 6, 1859, by Reverend Water- 
man Pierce, to Mary Ann Lord of Providence, R. I., born in New Hampshire about 
1821. William Chaffee lived in Seekonk all his life. 

Children, by first wife, born in Seekonk : 

1281 i Warren L.'' Chaffee, born about 1843; enlisted for nine months as 

Private, Company C, 47th Mass. Volunteer Infantry at the age 
of nineteen, mustered in September 23, 1862, discharged Sep- 
tember 1, 1863; re-enlisted in the 18th Unattached Company, 
Mass. Volunteer Infantry, August 6, 1864, for one hundred 
days, discharged November 14, 1864; residence at the time of 
both enlistments and in 1893, Seekonk. 

+ 1282 ii Almont L. Chaffee, born about 1845 or 1846; married (1) Sarah A. 
Sweet; (2) Mrs. Lydia A. (Barton) Short. 
1283 iii Linley M. Chaffee, drowned when young. 

+ 1284 iv William R. Chaffee, born July 2, 1850; married Angehne Ormsbee. 

1285 V Bradford L. Chaffee, born July 18, 1853; died in Seekonk, December 

21, 1860. 

1286 vi Frederick May Chaffee, born November 21, 1855; died in Seekonk, 

September 14, 1856. 

Child, by second wife: 

1287 vii Jane L. Chaffee, born in Seekonk, September 14, 1861 ; died in infancy. 

486 Noah e ChafEee (Ephraim,^ Ephraim,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Rehoboth, Mass., and died in South Warren, Pa., April 30, 1869. 
He was married in Attleboro, Mass., March 25, 1802, by Reverend John Wilder, 
to Catherine, daughter of Ebenezer Draper of that place. She was born January 
14, 1780, died March 28, 1866, and was buried in Orwell, Pa. 

Noah Chaffee served in the War of 1812, enlisting in Rehoboth in Captain Loring 
Cushing's company, Lieutenant-Colonel Valentine's regiment. He served in Boston 



SIXTH GENERATION 161 

from September 10 to October 30, 1814. He went to Warren, Bradford County, 
Pa., in 1821, where he owned land and was still living in 1828. He later lived in 
Orwell in the same county. He was five feet, nine inches in height, and was by 
trade a blacksmith. 
Children : 

+ 1288 i Orvilla^ Chaffee, born July 23, 1802; married (1) Amy A. Lyon; 

(2) Mrs. Lavinia (or Lovania) (Chaffee) Tyrrell (2796). 
1289 ii Anna t)raper Chaffee, born in Rehoboth, November 17, 1804; died 

in Orwell, March 27, 1891; married (1) Samuel McCreary, a 

farmer; (2) Lyman Hines; residence, 1884, Warren. 
+ 1290 iii Samuel Butterworth Chaffee, born November 29, 1808; married 

(1) Maria Buffington; (2) Betsey L. Pendleton. 

1291 iv Noah Lephrelet Chaffee, born April 4, 1811; died young. 

1292 v Draper Chaffee, born November 25, 1814; died young. 

+ 1293 vi Catherine C. Chaffee, born April 5, 1816; married Albert A. Prince. 

+ 1294 vii Albert Chaffee, born June 13, 1818; married Julia A. Ward. 

+ 1295 viii Almira Chaffee, born October 16, 1823; married H. John Chubbuck. 

+ 1296 ix Elsa Chaffee, born February 12, 1826; married Job Depew. 

493 Abner " ChafEe (David,^ David,^ David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., August 3, 1762, and died there, December 26, 1816. He mar- 
ried in Ashford, November 9, 1790, Judith, daughter of William Walker of that 
place. She was born May 17, 1769, and died July 5, 1854, Both were buried in 
Ashford, she in the Swamp burial-ground, he in the old cemetery where his tomb- 
stone reads as follows : 

"Deacon Abner Chaffee 
Died December 26th 1816 aged 54 
Ye loving friends look on this stone. 
Remember what grim death has done 
Remember that your lot must be 
To meet with death and follow me." 
Both were members of the Congregational Church in Ashford, and Abner Chaffe 
was for several years a Deacon. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was 
six feet in height. He was a farmer, and lived in that part of Ashford known as 
Westford. 

Children, born in Ashford : 

+ 1297 i Amy 7 Chaffe, born August 7, 1791 ; married Abner Whiton. 

+ 1298 ii Hannah Chaffe, born November 30, 1792; married Joseph Snell. 

+ 1299 iii Anna Chaffe, born October 18, 1794; married Reuben Robinson. 

+ 1300 iv Ebenezer Chaffe, born November 29, 1796; married Hannah Smith. 

+ 1301 V Lois Chaffe, born September 24, 1798; married Phihp Corbin. 

+ 1302 vi William Chaffe, born April 22, 1801 ; married Abigail Thayer. 

494 Lois 6 ChafEee (David,5 David,* David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., January 16, 1765, and died in Granby, N. Y., September 29, 
1849. She married Stephen Wilcox. 

Child: 
1303 i David ^ Wilcox, born in Ashford, October 20, 1797 ; died ; married, January 
6, 1822, Sally Starr, born December 19, 1802, died November 7, 1849; 
they lived in Onondaga, N. Y., until 1834, then moved to Oswego 
Falls, N. Y. 

495 Esther e ChafEe (David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,- Thomas i) was born 



162 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

in Ashford, Conn., November 5, 1767, and died in Onondaga, N. Y., May 15, 1838. 
She married Oliver Cummings. 
Children : 

1304 i Elvira ^ Cummings, married Walton. 

1305 ii Dan Cummings, married Julia Ann House. 

1306 iii Cyrus Cummings, married Polly David. 

1307 iv Lucia Cummings. 

1308 V Abigail Cummings, married Phineas Converse. 

1309 vi Albert Yolney Cummings, married Emily Brown. 

1310 vii Andrew J. Cummings, married Emeline Herrick. 

1311 viii Charles Cummings, married Chloe Nodine. 

496 David « Chaffee, Jr. (David,^ David,'' David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Ashford, Conn., July 25, 1772, and died in Navarino, N. Y., September 
18, 1847. He married in Marcellus, N. Y., November 28, 1800, Eunice, daughter 
of Joseph Chapman of Ashford, later of Marcellus. She was born June 2, 1780, 
died July 11, 1831, and was buried in Navarino. 

In 1797 David Chaffee moved to Navarino and in the midst of the forest built 
a log house, the roof covered with ash bark and floored with halves of logs. All 
but the youngest of his children were born here and rocked in a cradle made of a 
hollowed log. He was a farmer, carpenter, school teacher, miller, and for several 
years Justice of the Peace. He helped to build the Baptist church, and owned a 
grist mill run by water power. As he grew older he never forgot the influence 
of the church and school, claiming them to be good moral agents. He was im- 
pulsive, but kind and of a very jovial, sociable disposition. 

Children, born in Navarino: 

+ 1312 i Louisa ^ Chaffee, born August 10, 1801 ; married Isaac P. Wood. 
+ 1313 ii Ralph Chaffee, born April 12, 1803; married Anna Wetherbee. 
+ 1314 iii David Chaffee, Jr., born February 16, 1805; married Betsey Ken- 
yon. 
+ 1315 iv Abner Chaffee, born June 7, 1806; married Julia A. Hurlburt. 
+ 1316 V Comfort Tyler Chaffee, born February 18, 1808; married Ruby Hall. 
+ 1317 vi Guy Chaffee, born November 3, 1809; married Almira Chapman. 
+ 1318 vii George Chaffee, born August 16, 1811; married Lucinda Kenyon. 
+ 1319 viii William Harrison Chaffee, born April 6, 1813; married Harriet Cross. 
+ 1320 ix Eunice Chaffee, born January 9, 1815; married Lewis G. Sprague. 
+ 1321 X Joshua Chaffee, born July 27, 1817; married Susan C. Amidon. 
1322 xi Polly Chaffee, born March 12, 1820; died in the railroad station in 
Coventry, Conn., January 12, 1878; unmarried; buried in Spring 
Hill, Conn.; a very bright woman. 

497 Amos ^ Chaffee (David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Ashford, Conn., June 2, 1774, and died in Westford, Ashford Township, Conn., 
January 27, 1850. He married there, December 26, 1798, Eunice, daughter of 
Joseph Cummings of Woodstock, Conn. She died in Westford, October 9, 1849. 
Both are buried in the Swamp burying-ground in Ashford. May 29, 1825, both 
were admitted to the Westford Congregational Church, in which Amos Chaffee 
held various offices. Eunice (Cummings) Chaffee in her youth walked every 
Sunday seven miles to the Ashford church, where she regularly attended two 
services a day. Amos Chaffee lived all his life in that part of Ashford known as 
Westford. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, seven or eight 
inches in height. He was a farmer. 



CHILDREN OF DxWID CHAFFEE. FARMER AND CARPENTER. 
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Children, born in West ford: 

1323 i Sophronia i Chaffee, born in 1799; died in 1801. 

1324 ii Amanda Chaffee, born in 1801; died in 1882; married Chauncey 

Horton; residence, 1861, Stockbridge, N. Y. 

1325 iii Erastus Chaffee, born in 1803; died in Kossuth County, la., September 

17, 1888; married Ehzabeth M. Coffin; lived in Lysander, N. Y., 
in 1835, when he bought land there and in 1861; residence, 1883, 
Iowa; he was a noble and large-hearted man, always ready to 
assist a neighbor in need; had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and 
was six feet in height. 

1326 iv Hiram Chaffee, born in 1805; died in Lysander, N. Y., March 9, 1843; 

married (1) Lovice ; (2) Angeline ; Hiram Chaffee 

and wife Angeline sold land in Lysander in 1836 and 1837; in 
1841 he sold land in Granby, N. Y.; his will, probated April 25, 
1843, made his widow, father and mother his heirs; had a light 
complexion, blue eyes, height about six feet; was a man of 
great general information, a good talker and of a jovial disposi- 
tion. 

1327 V Samantha ChafTee, born in 1808; died in 1863; residence, 1861, Ash- 

ford. 

4-1328 vi Amos Cummings ChafTee, born March 11, 1812; married Louisa Chap- 
man. 

+ 1329 vii Dan Chaffee, born July 30, 1815; married Sophronia Pease. 

499 Daniel ^ Chaffee (David, ^ David,^ David, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was 
born in Ashford, Conn., October 10, 1779, and died in Yates, N. Y., April 21, 1864. 
He married in Onondaga, N. Y., Huldah, daughter of Isaiah Hall of that place. 
She died in Yates in 1869, and was buried there. She was a member of the Baptist 
church. Daniel Chaffee served as a Private in the War of 1812. He was a farmer 
in Onondaga, and in 1833 moved to Yates and settled on a farm where he and his 
wife lived the rest of their lives. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was 
five feet, ten inches in height. 

Children : 

-I- 1330 i Julia ^ Chaffee, born September 19, 1808; married (1) Samuel Kenyon; 
(2) Benjamin Kenyon. 

1331 ii Chester H. Chaffee, died in Michigan, before 1893; married 

Beech, who died; moved to Michigan. 
+ 1332 iii Huldah Chaffee, born 1820; married Israel Coon. 
+ 1333 iv Samuel C. Chaffee, married Harriet Yates. 
1334 V Diana Chaffee, died in Onondaga, aged about twenty years; unmarried. 

510 Cheney ^ Amidon (Patience ^ Chaffe, David,* David,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas 
was born in Ashford, Conn., September 3, 1783, and died in South Onondaga, N. Y., 
February 11, 1863. He married there, February 8, 1818, Mary, daughter of Doctor 
Benoni Reynolds of Cambridge, N. Y. She died May 8, 1878, and was buried in 
South Onondaga. 

Cheney Amidon moved from Ashford to Onondaga in 1800, making the trip 
with an ox team. At the time of his marriage he lived in South Onondaga. He 
was a member and trustee of the Presbyterian Church, of which his wife was also 
a member. In politics he was always a Whig. He was an honest man in the 
highest sense of the word, kind and generous to all, the poor never being turned 
away from his door. He had a fine memory and could discuss current topics and 
historical questions with great facility. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and 



164 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

was five feet, nine inches in height. He was a farmer and by long continued in- 
dustry and economy accumulated considerable property. 
Children : 

1335 i Chloe Ann ^ Amidon, born January 14, 1819; died March 3, 1863; 

married Leonard Field. 

1336 ii Rhoda Amidon, born March 12, 1821; died August 17, 1848; married 

Henry Amidon. 

1337 iii Philip Van Cortlandt Amidon, born July 20, 1823; married Laura 

Belding. 

1338 iv Eliza Cordelia Amidon, born November 2, 1825; died October 5, 1888; 

married John Hildreth. 

1339 V Sarah Hutchings Amidon, born October 29, 1827; died June 6, 1865; 

married John Warner. 

1340 vi Helen Mar Amidon, born November 29, 1829; married George Nichols. 

1341 vii Charles Barber Amidon, born January 7, 1833; died October 3, 1834. 

1342 viii Outerbridge Hersey Amidon, born November 9, 1836; married (1) 

Caroline Gleason; (2) Etta Stanton. 

1343 ix Fanny Olivia Amidon, born April 10, 1840; married Perrin Parsons; 

residence, 1890, Camillus, N. Y. 

1344 X Mary Elizabeth Amidon, born July 25, 1842; married Thomas Joyce. 

514 William s Chafiee (Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Westminster, Vt., 1776, and died in Morristown, Vt., September 1, 
1841. He married in Stowe, Vt., in 1797, Polly, daughter of Nathan Robinson 
of that place. She died May 21, 1860, and was buried in Stowe. She was a member 
of the Congregational Church. At the time of his marriage, William Chaffee lived 
in Stowe and later in Westminster, Lyndon and Kirby, Vt. He was a farmer, 
had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. 

Children : 
+ 1345 i Lynds "^ Chaffee, born in 1804; married Martha Alexander. 
+ 1346 ii Hiram Chaffee, born in 1806; married (1) Sophia Parish; (2) Clarissa 

Martin. 
+ 1347 iii William Chaffee, Jr., born in 1809; married Chloe Ferren. 
+ 1348 iv Horace Chaffee, born May 18, 1812; married Matilda Reed. 
+ 1349 V Nathan Robinson Chaffee, born March 12, 1814; married Nancy L. 

Wilkins. 
+ 1350 vi Hannah Chaffee, born 1816; married Seth Alger. 

515 Atherton « Chaffee, Jr. (Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas^ 
was born in Westminster, Vt., November 5, 1781, and died in Barford, P. Q., Can- 
ada, in 1865. He married in Westminster, March 15, 1802, Olive, daughter of Sul- 
venas Sawtell. She was born November 23, 1780, died in 1866, and was buried in 
Barford. She united with the Congregational Church in Westminster, on confes- 
sion of faith, April 25, 1819. 

Atherton Chaffee served as a Private in the War of 1812. He lived in West- 
minster until after the birth of his children, and then moved to Canada, where he 
was living as early as 1834 or 1835. He was a farmer; had a light complexion, 
blue eyes, and was six feet in height. 
Children, born in Westminster: 

1351 i Almira Ann ^ Chaffee, born August 19, 1803 (1804) ; died in East 
Charlemont, Mass., February 21, 1879; buried in Lowell, Mass.; 
was a member of the Universalist Church ; lived with her brother 
Constant; a dressmaker and unmarried. 
+ 1352 ii Jefferson Chaffee, born April 12, 1806; married (1) Maria Hawes; 
(2) Ellen Lattin. 



SIXTH GENERATION 165 

+ 1353 iii Constant Chaffee, born ]\Iay 20, 1809 ; married Huldah M. (H.) Hawes. 

+ 1354 iv Fannie Chaffee, born February 20, 1812 (February 18, 1813); mar- 
ried Luther Clough. 

+ 1355 V Lynds Damey Chaffee, born February 23, 1817 (1814); married 
Ehzabeth A. Davis. 

+ 1356 vi Editha Chaffee, born in March, 1819 (April 25, 1820) ; married Marvel 
C. Gove. 
1357 vii Sidney Sawtell Chaffee, born in April, 1823 (May 23, 1823) ; residence, 
1891, Barford, on the old Chaffee homestead. 

516 Lynds e Chaffee (Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Lyndon, Vt., and died in Newfane, Vt., before April 28, 1813. He 

married , who died in St. Albans, Vt., before him. June 1, 1808, while 

a resident of Westminster, Vt., he bought land in Newfane, to which place he 
moved. April 28, 1813, administration was granted on his estate, his daughter 
Anna F., a minor, being his only heir. 

Child: 

1358 i Anna F.7 Chaffee. 

517 PhCBbe e Chaffee (Atherton,^ Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Westminster, Vt., and died in Lynn, Mass. She married in West- 
minster, Russell Carrol. They moved to Lynn. 

Children : 

1359 i Phoebe 7 Carrol. 

1360 ii Alvin Carrol. 

1361 iii Emily Carrol. 

1362 iv Joseph Carrol. 

1363 V Atherton Carrol. 

1364 vi Grant Carrol, died in Anderson ville Prison, during the Civil War. 

1365 vii Obed Carrol, died in Andersonville Prison, during the Civil War. 

1366 viii Julia Carrol. 

1367 ix Almira Carrol. 

1368 X Charles Carrol. 

518 Rufus 6 Chaffee (Atherton,^ Atherton,^ David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Westminster, Vt., September 18, 1798, and died in Nelson, 0., Feb- 
ruary 17, 1874. He married in Crown Point, N. Y., June 9, 1822, Malinda, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Wilder of Vermont. She died September 18, 1867, and was buried in 
Troy, O. Rufus Chaffee was a farmer. He lived in Westminster in 1816, when 
he sold land there, and in 1834 lived in Welchfield, O. 

Children : 

1369 i Huldah MJ Chaffee, born March 18, 1824; died in 1855. 
+ 1370 ii Mary Jane Chaffee, born February 7, 1826; married Ketchel B. 
Payne. 

1371 iii Betsey A. Chaffee, born August 21, 1827; died December 11, 1868. 

1372 iv Francis E. Chaffee, born February 24, 1829; died March 20, 1842. 

1373 V Rufus N. Chaffee, born April 17, 1830; died March 24, 1863. 

1374 vi Lelon Chaffee, born May 17, 1831; died June 27, 1833. 

1375 vii Elvira Mason Chaffee, born March 22, 1833. 

1376 viii A child, born December 10, 1834; died January 5, 1835. 

+ 1377 ix Jarvil Otis Chaffee, born June 6, 1836; married (1) Nancy Marcum; 
(2) Sarah C. Eraser. 
1378 X Carrie E. Chaffee, born March 23, 1839. 

619 Calvin « Chaffee (Clifford,^ Atherton,4 David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 



166 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

born in Westminster, Vt., and died there February 25, 1834. He married in Sara- 
toga Springs, N, Y., July 2, 1810, Elizabeth, daughter of Recompense Hall of 
Westminster, and sister of his brother Jesse's wife. She died in Westminster, 
September 2, 1845, where both were buried. 

Calvin Chaffee was drafted for service in the War of 1812, but sent a substitute. 
He lived in Saratoga at the time of his marriage, moved to Hatfield, N. Y., and later 
returned to Westminster. He was a chair maker and farmer, and was said to be 
the best mechanic in the state of Vermont. He was of a jovial disposition, had a 
light complexion, blue eyes, was six feet in height, and weighed one hundred and 
eighty pounds. 

Children : 
+ 1379 i Calvin Chfford 7 Chaffee, born August 28, 1811; married (1) Clara 
Nourse; (2) Mrs. Irene (Sanford) Emerson. 

1380 ii Phoebe Chaffee, born November 23, 1814; died in Saxton's River, 
Vt., November 25, 1830; was buried there. 
+ 1381 iii Jane M. Chaffee, born June 2, 1817; married Nathan Robbins. 
-4- 1382 iv James Carlyle Chaffee, born October 17, 1820; married Luceba Smith, 

1383 V Susan M. Chaffee, born in Hatfield, N. Y., June 25, 1823; died No- 

vember 24, 1852; married Lyman B. Fletcher, and had two sons 
and one daughter, the latter living in Athens, Vt., in 1896. 

1384 vi Oliver Perry Chaffee, born July 20, 1826; died in Westminster, May 

12, 1827. 
+ 1385 vii Chester RoUa Chaffee, born March 3, 1828; married (1) Louisa S. 

Bunce; (2) Ellen E. Harwood. 
+ 1386 viii Lydia Roxana Chaffee, born November 1, 1830; married Charles 

White. 
+ 1387 ix Charles H. Chaffee, born August 24, 1832; married. 

520 Philander e ChafEee (Clifford,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Vermont, in 1786, and died in Weymouth, O., in 1850. He married 
in Oswegatchie, N. Y., about 1811, Cynthia, daughter of Benjamin Nichols of that 
place. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and was buried in Weymouth. 
Mr. Chaffee was a backsmith and lived in Oswegatchie in 1812. 

Children : 

+ 1388 i Ira ^ Chaffee, born July 2, 1812; married Lavinda Kimble. 

1389 ii Amy Chaffee, born in 1814; died before 1893. 

1390 iii Clifford Chaffee, born in 1816; died in 1868. 

+ 1391 iv Ruth Orpha Chaffee, born in 1820; married William A. Seymour. 

1392 V Cahsta Chaffee, born in 1821; died in 1849. 
+ 1393 vi Permelia Anna Chaffee, born September 8, 1823; married John B. 
Allen. 

1394 vii Alonzo Chaffee, residence, 1893, Allegan, Mich.' 

1395 viii Philander Chaffee, born in 1833; died before 1893. 
1395a ix Clark Chaffee. 

524 Anna « ChafEee (Clifford,^ Atherton,^ David,^ Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was 
born May 8, 1793, and died December 16, 1865. She married Roberts. 

Child: 
1396 i O. OJ Roberts, a physician; residence, 1890, Northampton, Mass. 

526 Jesse Burke e Chaffee (Clifford,^ Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Westminster, Vt., and died there. He married Susan, daughter of 
Recompense Hall of Westminster and sister of his brother Calvin's wife. They 



SIXTH GENERATION 167 

lived at one time in Pennsylvania, but returned to Westminster, where they were 
buried. Jesse B. Chaffee was a blacksmith. 
Children : 

1397 i Laura 7 Chaffee, married Russell Hitchcock; was a member of the 

Congregational Church in Westminster, where they resided until 
about 1850, when they moved to northern Vermont. 

1398 ii George Chaffee, died in Wisconsin, about 1848 or 1850; married. 

+ 1399 iii Josiah Hall Chaffee, born September 9, 1823; married Harriet E. 
Perkins. 

530 Alpha e ChafEee, Jr. (Alpha,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), 
was born near Frankfort, N. Y., August 2, 1800, and died in St. Clair, Mich., No- 
vember 21, 1873. He married in Frankfort, June 3, 1823, Effie, daughter of Philip 
Kelch of that place. She was born in Utica, N. Y., November 22, 1804, died in 
St. Clair, April 28, 1891, and was buried in the Marysville Cemetery, near St. 
Clair. Her father, Philip Kelch, was taken prisoner during the Revolution by the 
Indians, who killed all his people and kept him prisoner until peace was declared, 
when they sold him to the French for a barrel of whiskey. 

Alpha Chaffee, Jr., lived in New York state until 1836, in the spring of which 
year he took his family to Oakland County, Mich., where they encountered many 
hardships incident to pioneer life. The father had to take any employment that 
offered itself, burning coal, farming and working in saw-mills. His wife, too, worked 
for the farmers' wives, at anything that offered. Food was very high, at one time 
butter being fifty cents a pound and flour $40 a barrel. At one time during a 
famine, the family lived for three days on catfish. In 1843 they moved to St. 
Clair, where Alpha bought eighty acres of land, the first he had ever owned, which 
he and his sons cleared. On this farm he and his wife lived and died. It was in 
1891 the home of their youngest son, Edward A. Chaffee. Alpha had a fair com- 
plexion, brown hair, light blue eyes and was six feet, one inch in height. He was 
a Universalist. His wife joined the Methodist Church about 1883. 

Children : 
+ 1400 i Alpha Rinaldo ^ Chaffee, born April 6, 1824; married Sarah Piper. 

1401 ii Philip Alonzo Chaffee, born in Frankfort, N. Y., February 22, 1826; 

married in St. Clair, January 16, 1850, Lucinda Cordelia, daugh- 
ter of John Garrett Storms of that place; served as a Private 
for a few months in the Civil War, until exposure made him ill, 
when he was discharged and sent home ; moved with his parents 
in 1843 to St. Clair, where he was still living in 1891; he has a 
fair complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, five and one-half 
inches in height ; a farmer. 

1402 iii Nancy Ann Chaffee, born April 4, 1828; married Alexander Cramer. 
+ 1403 iv Wilder Stearns Chaffee, born May 15, 1830; married Sarah A. Lock- 
wood. 

1404 V Mary Melissa Chaffee, born March 20, 1832; died April 21, 1866; 

married Lorenzo Dow Cook. 

1405 vi James Melvin Chaffee, born February 18, 1834; married Mrs. Mary 

(Walker) Cordley ; fought during the entire Civil War; residence, 
1891, Oklahoma City, Okla. 

1406 vii John Atherton Chaffee, born December 31, 1835; married Jenette 

Miner. 

1407 viii Amasa Mortimer Chaffee, born July 21, 1838; married Dolly Ann 

Justin ; fought three years in the Civil War and was with Sher- 
man on his "March to the Sea"; residence, 1891, Alpena, Mich. 



168 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1408 ix Edward Augustus Chaffee, born February 7, 1841; served about 

two years in the Construction Corps, during the Civil War; 
residence, 1891, St. Clair. 

1409 X Sarah Effie Chaffee, born April 2, 1843; married Augustus 

Niles. 

1410 xi Emily Jane Chaffee, born March 31, 1846; died January 3, 1873; 

married Reuben Daniels. 

535 Amasa 6 ChafEee (Constant,^ Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) was 
born in Westminster, Vt., March 30, 1786, and died in East Westmoreland, N. H., 
March 22, 1863. He married (1) in Gilsum, N. H., January 13, 1811, Anna, daugh- 
ter of David Adams of that place, who is said to have enlisted at the age of seven- 
teen and to have served seven years during the Revolution. She died March 13, 
1815, aged twenty-nine years, and was buried in East Westmoreland. Amasa 
Chaffee married (2), May 26, 1817, Huldah Britton, who died September 14, 1839, 
aged fifty-seven. She also was buried in East Westmoreland, as was Amasa him- 
self. He married (3), December 17, 1840, Roxana Britton, who probably died 
about 1865, as her estate was settled in that year. 

Amasa Chaffee went with his father from Westminster to East Westmoreland 
in 1798, and lived all the rest of his life on the farm his father bought, and which 
later became his own. He was a Justice of the Peace and a member of the Uni- 
versalist Church. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was a little over five 
feet in height. He was a farmer. 

Children, by first wife: 

-M411 i Anna Lovejoy ^ Chaffee, born September 26, 1811; married Otis 
Amidown, 
1412 ii Constant Chaffee, born October 15, 1813; died July 19, 1815; buried 
in East Westmoreland. 

536 Otis 6 Chafiee, Jr. (Otis,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), was 
born in Vermont, May 9, 1784, and died in Hastings, Mich., September 25, 1868. 
He married (1) Grace Whipple; (2) in Vermont, May 9, 1836, Lydia, daughter of 
Stephen Tuttle of that state. She died in Hastings, January 26, 1873, and is 
buried there. 

Otis Chaffe, Jr., sold land in Grafton, Vt., to Abiel Evans, August 1, 1826. He 
lived at one time in Rockingham, Vt. He was a carpenter. 
Children, by first wife : 

+ 1413 i Solomon ^ Chaffee, born January 30, 1831; married EHza Coleman. 
1414 ii Polly Chaffee, died; unmarried. 

Children, by second wife: 

+ 1415 iii Lydia Chaffee, married (1) Isaac Underhill; (2) George Burton, 

1416 iv Allen Chaffee, died; unmarried. 

1417 V Warren Chaffee, died; unmarried. 

+ 1418 vi Edwin Chaffee, born June 8, 1840; married. 

537 Abigail e Chafiee (Otis,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Vermont in 1788, and died in Middlesex, Vt., December 3, 1858. She 
married Jeremiah Leland, a farmer, born in Barre, Mass., in 1785, died in Middle- 
sex, April 5, 1868. He had a sandy complexion, blue eyes, and was about five 
feet, ten inches, in height. He lived in Charlestown, N. H., and Middlesex, where 



SIXTH GENERATION 169 

Abigail (Chaffee) Leland was buried. She was a member of the Methodist 
Church. 
Children : 

1419 i Harriet 7 Leland, born November 15, 1811; died in 1887; married 

William A. Nichols, and had eight children. 

1420 ii George Leland, born May 15, 1813; married Czarina Daniels, and had 

two sons. 

1421 iii James Leland, born June 4, 1815; died 1880; married Mary A. Loomis, 

and had four daughters. 

1422 iv Catherine Leland, born November 15, 1818; died April, 1837. 

+ 1423 V Jarville Chaffee Leland, born August 26, 1821; married Hannah 
Bhss. 

1424 vi Otis Leland, born August 14, 1828; married Olive Chapin, and had 

two sons; he was named for his uncle, Otis Chaffee, Jr. 

538 Lyman 8 Chaffee (Otis,^ Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Westminster, Vt., May 1, 1790, and died in Allen, N. Y., January 26, 1880. 
He married in Lunenburg, Vt., November 1, 1818, Mary, daughter of Edward 
Whipple of that place, a dealer in marble. She died October 30, 1872. Both were 
buried in Angelica, N. Y. 

Lyman Chaffee moved to Angelica in 1801 and lived there until many years after 
his marriage, when he moved to Allen, a nearby town. He was a Private in the 
War of 1812. He and his wife were both members of the Baptist Church, he hav- 
ing joined at the age of thirty, and having held the office of Deacon for thirty 
years. He was also Assessor in this home town. He was a farmer, had a light 
complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. 

Children, born in Angelica: 

1425 i Almon Ruggles ^ Chaffee, born December 27, 1819; died in Angelica, 

March 23, 1841 ; unmarried; lived in Angelica. 

+ 1426 ii Ambrose Whipple Chaffee, born January 31, 1822; married Carrie 
Stewart. 
1427 iii Sarah Ann Chaffee, born May 16, 1824; died in Hubbardston, Mich., 
before 1890; married Andrew Smith. 

+ 1428 iv Mandana Post Chaffee, born April 11, 1828; married Avery Miner. 

+ 1429 V Mary Lorette Chaffee, born April 2, 1832; married Moses Stock- 
well. 

+ 1430 vi Lyman Edward Chaffee, born December 12, 1834; married (1) Ann 
Seely; (2) Livonia Winship. 

540 Betsey « (or Elizabeth) Chaffee (Otis,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,* 
Thomas i) was born in Westminster, Vt., June 30, 1792, and died in Leoni, Mich., 
October, 1870. She married in Vermont, Samuel Whipple, a farmer of that state, 
born there Sepember 10, 1787; died in Leoni in 1848. He had a light complexion, 
blue eyes, and was six feet in height. He was for thirty years a Deacon in the Bap- 
tist Church, of which both he and his wife were members. In 1817 they moved 
from Vermont to Burns, N. Y., where they lived until 1835, later moving to Mich- 
igan. Betsey (Chaffee) Whipple was buried in Leoni. 

Children : 

1431 i Otis Chaffee ^ Whipple, born July 7, 1814; died in October, 1870; mar- 

ried Jane Cady. 

1432 ii John Whipple, born October 28, 1815; married Melissa Rice. 

1433 iii Annette Whipple, born April 28, 1818; married in Paw Paw, Mich., 



170 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

July 4, 1859, Chester Clark, a farmer of that place, born in Carlton, 
N. Y., April 9, 1830; she was a Baptist; he had a dark complexion 
and hazel eyes; was Commissioner of Highways in Jackson, Mich., 
where they lived from 1868 to 1891, when they were still living 
there. 

1434 iv Edwin Bennett Whipple, born January 28, 1819; died in 1851. 

1435 V Samuel Junior Whipple, born January 13, 1822; died in 1886; married 

Mary Lawrence. 

1436 vi Chandler W. Whipple, born September 25, 1823; married Almira 

Schofield. 

1437 vii Ory Chaffee Whipple, born September 29, 1825; died October 17, 1870; 

married Elizabeth Coolbaugh. 

1438 viii Desdamona Whipple, born August 11, 1827; married Egbert Rice. 

1439 ix Joseph Lyman Whipple, born May 25, 1829; died in 1881. 

1440 X Allen Bonaparte Cicero Whipple, born October 21, 1833; married 

Mary Rice. 

1441 xi Washington Warren Whipple, born October 24, 1837 ; married Mary Ford. 

541 Warren « Chaffee (Otis,5 Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Vermont, January 22, 1797, and died in Adrian, Mich., July 27, 1863. 
He married (1) in Angelica, N. Y., Elizabeth, daughter of John Otto of that place. 
She died in 1840, and was buried in Lockport, N. Y. She and her husband were 
both members of the Presbyterian Church. He married (2) in 1842, Melinda Munn, 
who is a member of the Methodist Church. She was living in Adrian in 1891. 
Warren Chaffee was a farmer and was living in Lockport at the time of his marriage. 
He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. He bought land 
in Niagara County, N. Y., August 23, 1823, being then a resident of Cambria, N. Y. 
He purchased land there in 1836 and 1837. He moved west some years after his 
second marriage. The following inscription is on his tombstone in Quaker cemetery, 
Adrian : 

"Warren Chaffee 
Died July 27, 1863 
Aged 66 years, 6 months, 5 days. 
My sudden death proclaims aloud 
To you my dying friends 
To be prepared to meet your God 
When He His summons sends." 
Children, by first wife: 

1442 i Mary Ann 7 Chaffee, born in Niagara County about 1820; died in 
Lockport, in 1840; married James Adair of that place, and had 
one daughter who also married, died, and left a daughter. 

+ 1443 ii Jerome B. Chaffee, born April 17, 1825; married Miriam B. Corn- 
stock. 
1444 iii Eliza Abigail Chaffee, born in Lockport, April 4, 1827; married 
Darius C . WiUits of that place, who died before 1891, when 
she was living in Adrian ; has two sons and a daughter. 

+ 1445 iv Francis Warren Chaffee, born August 29, 1829; married Margaret 
C. Kellogg. 

+ 1446 V Julia Etta Chaffee, born April 10, 1832; married Nathan S. Crane. 

1447 vi Anna Chaffee, born in Lockport, May 7, 1835; died in 1863; mar- 

ried in Adrian, Nathan Selleck Crane, who afterward married 
her sister Julia E. ; had a child, who died in infancy. 

1448 vii Charlotte Chaffee, born in Lockport, August 7, 1837; died in Niagara 

County about 1844. 
Two other children, died young, names unknown . 



SIXTH GENERATION 171 

Children, by second wife: 

1449 X Mary Emeline Chaffee, born in Lockport, September 4, 1842; mar- 

ried Giles M, Robinson. 

1450 xi Elizabeth Men Chaffee, born in Lockport, December 12, 1843; 

married Thomas J. Howes. 
+ 1451 xii Corwin Wallace Chaffee, born October 17, 1845; married Harriet 
M. Hopkins. 

1452 xiii Jarvel Chaffee, born in Lockport, September 25, 1847; married 

Anna Belle Robinson, and had five children; residence, 1891, 
Adrian, on a part of the farm left by his father. 

1453 xiv Estelle Chaffee, born in Lockport, September 25, 1849; married 

Charles Henderson. 

1454 XV Adele Chaffee, born December 17, 1853; married Eber J. Robinson. 

542 Warner Fay e Chaffee (Otis,5 Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., or Rockingham, Vt., July 27, 1799, and died in 
Adrian, Mich., March 14, 1887. He married in Connecticut, Mrs. Hannah (Godell) 
Furgeson, born September 24, 1792. She was living in Adrian, September 24, 
1892, the hundredth anniversary of her birth, when she held a reception and in 
the evening joined in a little dance with some of her aged friends. At that time 
only one of her three children was living. She then had eight grandchildren and 
fourteen great-grandchildren. Her memory was good and her senses bright, even 
at that advanced age. 

Samuel Whipple, Warner F. Chaffee's brother-in-law, was appointed his guard- 
ian April 11, 1818, and with him and his wife, Betsey (Chaffee) Whipple, War- 
ner F, lived until his marriage. In 1884 he was living in Adrian, where he was 
a farmer. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was nearly six feet in height. 

Children : 

1455 i Ellen ^ Chaffee, died before 1892; married Samuel Nicholson, and had 

a son and daughter. 
+ 1456 ii Oscar ^ Chaffee, married Jane Atkinson. 

1457 iii Amanda Chaffee, died before 1892; married Moses Norris, and had 

two daughters. 

543 Allen e Bennett Chaffee (Otis,5 Atherton,* David, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Vermont in 1802, and died in Brooklyn, Minn., in 1858. He married 
in Michigan, Abigail, daughter of Joseph Pratt. She was a Quakeress, died in 
1858, and was buried in Minnesota. They lived in Adrian, Mich., and about 
1854 moved to Minnesota. Allen B. Chaffee was a farmer, had a light complexion, 
blue eyes and was six feet in height. 

Children : 

1458 i Joseph Henry ^ Chaffee, died in St. Peter, Minn., about 1872. 

1459 ii Amelia Onsted Chaffee, married Brown, and had children; 

residence, 1890, Michigan. 

1460 iii Amy Bond Chaffee, died in Brooklyn, Minn., in 1850. 

1461 iv Jarvis Allen Chaffee, died in St. Paul, Minn., in 1871; was buried 

there ; a Freemason . 
+ 1462 V Jacob Warren Chaffee, born in ,1842; married Louisa Niggler. 

1463 vi Sarah Abigail Chaffee, died in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1862. 

1464 vii Mary Eliza Chaffee, residence, 1890, Livingston, Mont. 

544 Ory e Chaffee (Otis,5 Atherton,* David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Vermont, May 23, 1807, and died in Adrian, Mich., March 11, 1872. He married 



172 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

in New York, August 17, 1827, Polly, daughter of Erastus Rowley. She died 
March 3, 1875, and was buried in Rome, Mich. They lived in New York state 
until about 1837, and from that time in Adrian. Cry Chaffee had a light com- 
plexion, blue eyes, was five feet, ten inches in height, and of a lively disposition. 
He was a farmer and tavern-keeper. 

Children : 
4-1465 i Lyman 7 Chaffee, born March 9, 1829; married (1) Mary Luther; 

(2) Jane Wells; (3) Mahala Van Court. 
-1-1466 ii Mary Abigail Chaffee, born January 11, 1831; married George 

W. A. Luther. 

1467 iii Frank ChafTee, born in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., March 25, 1833; 

married in Rome, Mich., February 26, 1862, Frances L., daughter 
of Franklin Daily of North Hero, Vt.; residence, 1891, Lansing, 
Mich. ; he is a machinist. 

1468 iv Horace W. Chaffee, born May 21, 1835; died January 13, 1887; mar- 

ried Eva Maria Rossman. 

1469 V George M. Chaffee, born in Clinton County, N. Y., July 21, 1837; 

died August 25, 1837. 

1470 vi Jefferson M. Chaffee, born August 18, 1838; died August 25, 1854. 

1471 vii Orient Chaffee, born January 6, 1841; died August 12, 1842. 

1472 viii Wallace G. Chaffee, born May 31, 1843; married Theresa C. Knapp; 

residence, 1891, Leadville, Colo. 

1473 ix Polly Ann Chaffee, born February 11, 1846; died August 7, 1847. 

647 Hannah e Wires (Rachel s Chaffee, Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born May 22, 1799, and married Wilder Stearns. 

Child: 
1474 i Orson G.'' Stearns, born 1835; residence, 1891, Herkimer, N. Y. 

549 Samuel e Wires (Rachel ^ Chaffee, Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., September 12, 1803, and married Isabel, 
daughter of William Barren of Middlesex, Vt. She was buried in West Potsdam, 
N. Y. Both were members of the Methodist Church, in which he was a Class 
Leader for two years. He was a cooper, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and 
was six feet in height. 

Children : 

+ 1475 i Jarville Chaffee ^ Wires, born April 9, 1826; married Harriet E. West. 

1476 ii Sylvania Annetta Wires, born November 24, 1827; married James 

McChesney. 

1477 iii Calvin Fuller Wires, born March 2, 1830; married Emily Joy. 

1478 iv Perry Gomery Wires, born June 4, 1832; married Nancy Harter. 

1479 V Almina Lenora Wires, born May 17, 1835; married Daniel Folts. 

1480 vi Carlton Ezra Wires, born March 27, 1839. 

560 Olive e Abby (Nancy s Chaffee, Atherton,* David,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
married De Witt Fisher. 
Child: 

1481 i A daughter,^ married William Frank. 

562 Sally « Chaffee (Crean Bush,5 Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., in 1807, and died in 1835. She married Wil- 
liam Hatch. 

Children : 

1482 i Mary ^ Hatch, married Porter Field; residence, 1891, Council Bluffs, la. 



SIXTH GENERATION 173 

1483 ii Sally Hatch, married Felix Wilson; residence, 1891, Ellsworth County, 
Kan. 

563 Ira » Chaffee (Crean Bush,^ Atherton,* David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., January 1, 1809, and died in Amity, Pa., 
June 7, 1886. He married in Hatch Hollow, Pa., February 6, 1830, Hannah, 
daughter of Amos Norton of that place. She was a member of the Methodist 
Church. 

Ira Chaffee was a farmer and at the time of his marriage lived in Amity. He 
had a sandy complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, eight inches, in height. 
Children : 

1484 i Ezra 7 Chaffee, born April 14, 1831; died May 28, 1869; married 

Alice Wetmore. 

1485 ii Susan Chaffee, born July 4, 1832; married Matthias S. Rouse. 

1486 iii Juliette Chaffee, born January 4, 1834; married Wells Bacon. 

1487 iv Nancy Chaffee, born July 24,' 1835; married Edwin W. Hatch. 

1488 V Sally Delia Chaffee, born January 11, 1837; married Martin C. 

Colburn. 

1489 vi Porter P. Chaffee, born December 29, 1839; died January 14, 1890; 

married Clorinda Washburn. 

1490 vii Louisa Chaffee, born November 29, 1841 ; married Hiram K. Stewart. 
+ 1491 viii Warren Chaffee, born November 8, 1843; married Cornelia N. Pond. 

1492 ix James Buchanan Chaffee, born October 16, 1845; married Cecelia 
Doolittle; residence, 1891, Amity. 
+ 1493 X Horace Hill Chaffee, born October 3, 1847; married Mary F. Sparkes. 

1494 xi Marietta Chaffee, born October 5, 1849; married Williard Doolittle. 

1495 xii Norah Leona Chaffee, born December 4, 1851; married Lewis C. 

Crook. 

564 Horace Hill s ChafEee (Crean Bush,5 Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., October 17, 1810, and died about 
1894. He married (1) in Amity, Pa., in 1835, Louisa, daughter of Levi King of 
that place. She died in May, 1845, and was buried in Hatch Hollow, Pa. She was 
a member of the Presbyterian Church. He married (2) in November, 1855, Eliza L. 
Williams. In 1835 he lived in Amity and in 1891 was a physician in Bellevue, 
Neb. He united with the Baptist Church in 1834. He had a light complexion, 
blue eyes and was five feet, eight inches in height. 

Children, by first wife : 
+ 1496 i Mary Elizabeth ^ Chaffee, born in September, 1838; married George 
N. Whaite. 

1497 ii Juliette Chaffee, born in December, 1840; died in February, 1891. 

1498 iii Thompson Chaffee, born in July, 1844. 

Child, by second wife: 

1499 iv Alice Chaffee, born in February, 1862; died about 1894. 

566 Horatio Nelson s ChafEee (Crean Bush,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in North East, Pa., March 19, 1818, and married in Amity, 
Pa., January 23, 1845, Jane Narsissus, daughter of Royal Dwinnell Mason of that 
place. She is a Methodist. At the time of his marriage he lived in Amity, and in 
1891 in Wattsburgh, Pa. He is a farmer, and was Judge of Election for several 
years, and also School Director. He has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is 
five feet, ten inches in height. 



174 T(1E r-TIAFFEE CENEALOOY 

riiildn-ii : 

ir,()() i Arvilhi ' (:\i:ii'icc, Ijorii .Scjjtciiil)i r J 1, IS-Jfj; died Orlohcr 4, 1S45. 
ir)(Jl ii LouiHH Alviiia ('liafl'ee, born (Jctohcr 18, 184(1; died i)(;r:oiTibor 30, 
1887; niurririd Oriii JeCforHOii McAlliHtor. 

1502 Hi Caroline (Jliafffr;, born July 18, 1848; married Alton Doolitth;. 

1503 iv Koyal Ma.son ChafiV-o, born Juno 10, 1850; died ()etob(;r 4, 1853. 

1504 V Royal Nelson (.'haffee, born Deeeniber 4, 1854; re.sidfinef;, 1891, 

VVatt.sburgli, l*a. ; unmarrierl. 
+ 1505 vi Adelberl, Clinfiee, born March 12, 1857; married Mary Tanner. 
150(1 vii (ieorge Ervvin Chaffee, born April 28, 18(j0; married Ida Estes. 

567 Nancy" Chaffee (Crean Bu.sh,^ Atherton,'* David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas') 
was born in Eric; County, Pa,, in Juno, 1820, and married in Amity, Pa., Novom- 
b.r I I, 1847, Samuel Windf^ate Hayos, born in Vermont, April 27, 1823. He had 
a li^^hL complexion, and blue eyes. Nancy Chaffee was named for her father's 
sister. She and lier Inisband are both Methodists. In 1801 thfiy were living in 
WaUsbur><h, Pa. 

Cliildrcn : 

1507 i Edgar Justine ^ Hayes, born August 3, 1852. 

1508 ii Eva Edwina Hayes, born Mnrch 17, 1854; died June 18, 1880. 
150!) iii Sophionia Lucrecia Hayes, born July II, 185(1. 

568 John Bennett" Chaffee (Crean Pusli,^ Atherton,' David, » N:d,haniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in lM'i(,' (!onnty, Pa., in April, 1823 (1825), and diinl March 12, 
1893. He married (Ij Mary Phelps; (2) Mrs. l':ii/,a Drake, who was living in 1893 
near Wattsburgh, Pa., where she and licr husband had made their home for some 
years previous. He died after a long illness. 

Children, by first wife: 

1510 i Kate 7 ChalTcc, niarri<(l John Munsee; residence, 1893, Hatch Hollow, 

I'ii. 

1511 ii Polly Chaffee, married William Davis, who died before 1893, when she 

was living in Wattsburgh. 

1512 iii Ella Chaffee, married — Buress. 

1513 iv Ada ChalTee, died young. 

1514 V Willie Chalice, unmarried; residence in 1893, Kansas. 

581 Darius " Chaffee (Joseph,^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
about 1751, and died in Dalton, Mass., April 2, 1808, in his fifty-eighth year. He 
married, probably in the. latter part of 1775, his cousin Molly « Chaffee (604) 
(Asa,6 Joseph,* John,-'' Joseph,- Thomas ') born in Woodstock, Coim., July 3, 1750. 
Their intention of marriage published in South Wilbraham, Mass., November 11, 
1775, mentions them as both of Wilbraham. 

Darius Chaffee, as records show, served in the Revolution : 

"Chafe, Darius, Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds' 
regt; eidistcd Sept. 5, 1778; discharged Oct. 1, 1778; service, 30 days, travel in- 
cluded, at the Northward, marched by order of Cen. Lincoln on an alarm. 

"Chaffee, Darius, IVivate, Capt. "William Fletcher's co.. Col. Simod's regt.; 
enlisted Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days; marched to Pawlet." [Massarlnisetts 
Soldiers and Sailors in the War uf the Revolution.] 

In 1782 he lived in Union, where he bought in .lune of that year of Tliomas 
Patton of that place one hundred acres of land. In April, 1784, he was made 
guardian of his sister Matilda. He was a farmer and at the time of his death was 



SIXTH GENERATION 175 

living in Windsor, ]\Iass. He was found dead in the road in Dalton and is sup- 
posed to have died in a fit. The administration of his estate was granted May 5, 
1808, and the papers on record show that his wife survived him. 
Children : 

1515 i Harvey ^ Chaffee, born in Wilbraham, November 11, 1776; died there, 

February' 20, 1796; buried in Windsor, where his tombstone is 
inscribed: ''Time how short. Eternity how long." 

1516 ii Polly Chaffee, born in Union, May 19, 1780; died young. 

+ 1517 iii Luther Chaffee, born ]\Iay 12, 1782; married Rebecca Perkins. 

1518 iv Sarah Chaffee, born in Union, September 29, 1785; died. 
+ 1519 V Joseph Harvey Chaffee, born September 6, 1789; married (1) Eliza- 
beth Tobias; (2) Mrs. Rebecca (Earl) Walker. 

1520 vi Polly Chaffee, born in Stafford, Conn., September 18, 1792. 

583 Esther e Chaffee (Joseph,^ Joseph,-* John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in 1760, and died April 26, 1813. She married, October 30, 1783, Captain Robert 
Walker, born in 1753, died January 4, 1834. He served in the Revolution and 
was held a prisoner on Long Island for several months. After Esther (Chaffee) 
Walker's death he married (2), January 9, 1816, Mrs. Mary Smith, who died 
May 2, 1851. 

Children : 

+ 1521 i Esther ^ Walker, born July 24, 1784; married Amasa Converse. 

1522 ii Robert Patten Walker, born Februarv 20, 1786; died November 

9, 1786. 

1523 iii Lucinda Walker, born September 3, 1787; died August 9, 1840; 

married Othniel Hannom. 

1524 iv Deidamia Walker, born March 5, 1789; died Julv 19, 1844. 

1525 V Robert Walker, Jr., born July 28, 1790; died' February 19, 1857; 

married Hannah Card. 

1526 vi Mary Patten Walker, born April 17, 1792; died August 16, 1850; 

married Hezekiah Porter. 

1527 vii Jacob Judd Walker, born December 10, 1793; died in April, 1865. 

1528 viii Eunice Walker, born September 22, 1795; died in April, 1868. 

1529 ix Harriet Walker, born March 21, 1797; died June 16, 1843; married 

Horace Porter. 

1530 X Sinai Walker, born August 10, 1798; died November 25, 1854. 

1531 xi Martha Walker, born June 11, 1800; died November 6, 1857; mar- 

ried her brother-in-law, Hezekiah Porter, December 3, 1851. 

1532 xii Orissa Walker, born April 18, 1802; died August 4, 1854. 

584 Deidamia s Chaffee (Joseph,^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas was born 
in 1763, and died March 6, 1787. She married in Union, Conn., June 24, 1783, 
Eleazer, son of Solomon and Lucy (Story) Wales. He was born July 30, 1755. 
After her death he married (2) Mary Whiting. He was a clothier in Union and 
later removed to Stockbridge. 

Child: 
1533 i Arvine7 (Ervine) Wales, born in North Stamford, Conn., June 10, 1785; 
received his mother's share of his grandfather Chaffee's estate in 1788. 

586 Sinai a Chaffee (Joseph, ^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Wilbraham, Mass., May 11, 1776, and died October 26, 1811. She married, Feb- 
ruary 10, 1798, Amasa Converse, born February 8, 1777, died May 1, 1841. He 
married (2) Esther Walker (1521), Sinai's niece. 



176 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children : 

1534 i Elihu Williams^ Converse, born June 5, 1800; died December 28, 

1832; married Catharine Monroe. 

1535 ii Harriet Converse, born February 10, 1802; died February 14, 1858; 

married (1), February 29, 1820, Doctor S. Warren; (2) Medad 
Atwater. 

1536 iii Albert Converse, born March 2, 1803; died August 12, 1831; married 

in January, 1831, Harriet M. Yale. 
+ 1537 iv Erasmus Darwin Converse, born April 2, 1804; married Harriet 
Monroe. 

1538 V Charles Austin Converse, born August 1, 1807; died April 2, 1809. 

1539 vi Leander Converse, born August 4, 1808; died young. 

1540 vii Juha Aim Converse, born August 21, 1810; died February 29, 1843; 

married Charles Reed. 

1541 viii Chapin Converse, born October 21, 1811; died December 25, 1880; 

married (1), March 20, 1836, L. J. Ford, who died in 1844; mar- 
ried (2), May 20, 1845, 0. J. Home. 

589 Wealthy e ChafEee (Benjamin,^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) ; married 
Peter Chamberlain. 

Children : 

1542 i Asa ^ Chamberlain. 

1543 ii Oliver Chamberlain. 

590 Polly 6 ChafEee (Benjamin,5 Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) died in 
Ashford, Conn., September 11, 1838. She married there, November 1, 1786, 
William Snell, Jr., whose father, William Snell, Sr., a graduate of Yale College, 
was a soldier in the French and Indian Wars and in the Revolution. William 
Snell, Jr., was born in Ashford, August 29, 1762, and died there December 14, 
1827. He lived in Ashford, where he was a farmer. He served in the Revolution 
for six months and carried a gun, though one arm had been amputated at the 
elbow. He was a Deacon and Church Treasurer in the Second Baptist Church in 
Ashford, of which Polly (Chaffee) Snell was also a member. She was buried in 
Ashford. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

1544 i Ebenezer? Snell, born April 25, 1788; died August 21, 1811; married 

Elsie Snow. 

1545 ii Benjamin Snell, born April 23, 1791; died August 22, 1796. 

1546 iii Jacob Snell, born November 5, 1793; died August 26, 1796. 

1547 iv Sophia Snell, born September 26, 1797; died October 3, 1877; married 

Jason Chapman. 

1548 V Parthenia Snell, born March 29, 1799; died October 10, 1875. 

1549 vi Sally Snell, born November 13, 1800; died August 15, 1877; married 

David Chism. 

1550 vii Amos Snell, born July 31, 1804; died July 27, 1879; married Phoebe 

Preston Howlet. 

1551 viii Charles Snell, born February 2, 1810; died April, 1875; married Eliza- 

beth Seamen. 

592 Joseph e ChafEee (Benjamin,5 Joseph.* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., and died in Marcellus, N. Y., in 1835. He was married (1) 
in Woodstock, May 26, 1791, by Jedediah Morse, Justice of the Peace, to Clarissa 
Griggs. He married (2) Roxy Griggs. He was of medium height and was a farmer. 



SIXTH GENERATION 177 

He lived in Woodstock and about 1834 moved to Marcellus, where the next year 
he died and was buried. 
Children, by first wife : 

1552 i Chester 7 Chaffee, born in Woodstock, July 25, 1792; died in New 
York state; buried in Marcellus; lived there and in Tully, N. Y. 
+ 1553 ii Joseph Chaffee, born January 12, 1795; married (1) Hannah Chap- 
man; (2) Phoebe M. Enos. 

1554 iii Hannah Chaffee, died. 

1555 iv Walter Chaffee, died in Marcellus. 

1556 V Lydia Chaffee, died. 

+ 1557 vi Chloe Chaffee, born September 22, 1801; married Zadock Mead. 

Children, by second wife: 

+ 1558 vii Norman L. Chaffee, born October 30, 1811; married Mary E. St. 

John. 
+ 1559 viii Clarissa Chaffee, married Zebina Ruggles. 
+ 1560 ix Julia Chaffee, married Bixby. 

599 Comfort e Chaffee (Ephraim,^ Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., September 2, 1755, and died. She married, September 2, 
1775, Moses Baxter, a farmer, their intention of marriage being published in 
Springfield, Mass., August 25, 1775. He was born in Enfield, Conn., February 29, 
1753, and died in' Fort Ann, N. Y., in November, 1845. They lived in Long- 
meadow, Mass., and Kingsbury, N. Y. He had a fair complexion and was six feet, 
seven inches in height. During the Revolution he volunteered for service in the 
campaign against General Burgoyne. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Bemis 
Heights and carried to IMontreal. He was not long detained, but while there is 
said to have been the life of the camp by reason of his drolleries. He lived to a 
ripe old age, enjoying the best of health and was active up to the day of his death. 
He had a strong dislike to riding in a wagon and it is said that when over ninety 
years of age he would walk three miles rather than ride in one. 

A descendant writes of him that " he was never sick, chewed tobacco, and died 
a natural death." He was married a second time after Comfort (Chaffee) Baxter's 
death. He lived in Fort Ann. 

Children, the first four born in Longmeadow, the last two in Kingsbury: 

1561 i Celia7 Baxter, born in 1776; married Saunders Littlefield; removed 

to Erie, N. Y. 

1562 ii Moses Baxter, Jr., born Januarv 25, 1778; died in Fort Ann, March 

23, 1814; married Ruth — ^ . 

1563 iii Miriam Baxter, born March 28, 1779; died in Oswego, N. Y., about 

1860; married Lyman Littlefield, a brother of Saunders Little- 
field. 

1564 iv John Wilson Chaffee Baxter, born November 9, 1781; died m Rhode 

Island about 1840; married Mowner; studied medicine 

but became a banker and business man, connected with the 
Indian trade; residence, Boston. 

1565 v Levi D. Baxter, born in Tolland, Conn., January 23, 1784; died in 

Fort Ann, August 23, 1823; married Polly Miller of Kingsbury. 

1566 vi Mari Annie Baxter, born November 15, 1789; died in Castleton, Vt., 

June 27, 1871 ; married about 1812, William C. BroT\ai. 
+ 1567 vii Lois Comfort Chaffee Baxter, born May 10, 1791; married Reuben 
Baker. 

602 Jonathan e Chaffee (Asa,^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 



178 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

in Woodstock, Conn., about 1753, and died in South Wilbraham, Mass., July 24, 
1818. He married in Somers, Conn., October 17, 1782, Olive, daughter of Thomas 
Davis of Stafford, Conn., their intention of marriage, pubHshed in South Wilbra- 
ham, August 10, 1782, stating that she was of Somers, and he of Wilbraham. 
In 1828 and 1832 she lived in Stafford, Conn., with Benjamin Jennings. June 1, 
1840, she was living with her son Daniel in South Wilbraham. She died Septem- 
ber 14, 1844, aged eighty-three. 

July 3, 1770, in a list of the sittings in the Wilbraham Congregational Church, we 
find that Jonathan Chaffee and three others occupies pew number four in the gallery 
"in ye fore seat ye front men's side." During the Revolution he enlisted in 1776 
in Captain Charles Cotton's company, and subsequently went to White Plains, 
N. Y., as a substitute for his brother Asa. For this service his widow claimed a 
pension in 1838, when she was living in Wilbraham. October 31st of that year 
her son Daniel testified in her behalf. Jonathan Chaffee was a tanner and school 
teacher. In 1780 he was teaching in Wilbraham. December 2d of that year he 
bought land in Somers of Luke Cooley of that place for £20. November 17 and 
19, 1781, he bought land in Wilbraham, where March 16, 1784, he was chosen 
Constable. April 11, 1785, he was still living there when he bought of Samuel 
Sexton of that place, land there for £30. 

During Shays' Rebellion, Jonathan Chaffee served from September 22 to 28 
as Sergeant in Lieutenant Lewis Langdon's company, Captain Gideon Burt's 
regiment of Militia, 4th Division, which marched to Springfield, Mass., in support 
of the Government. He also served from February 7 to 28, 1787, in Springfield, 
as Private in Captain Joseph Williams' company of Cadets ordered into service by 
Major General Shepard. 

The following church document proves that Jonathan and his wife were mem- 
bers of the church in Somers, but it is not known just when they lived there. Their 
children were born in South Wilbraham in 1783 and 1784; in 1785 in a deed Jona- 
than is mentioned as of Wilbraham, yet in both these latter years, 1784 and 1785, 
their children were baptized in Somers. 

" This may certify, that Jonathan Chaffe and his wife, are members of the Church 
in Somers, in full communion and good standing and were this day, by a vote of 
the church dismissed from it, on condition that they join with the church in South 
Wilbraham where they now reside. 

"Test Charles Bachus 
" Pastor of Church in Somers. 
"Somers, Aug. 24, 1788." 

They also lived in Chesterfield, N. H., and in Chesterfield, N. Y., where Decem- 
ber 16, 1804, "Jonathan Chaffee of Chesterfield, N. Y.," bought three tracts of 
land in the south part of Wilbraham for $1,150. October 9, 1819, his sons were 
appointed executors of his estate. Jonathan Chaffee and his wife lie buried side 
by side in the burying-ground in South Wilbraham (now Hampden), where his 
tombstone bears the following inscription : 

"Sacred to 

the memory of 

Lieut Jonathan Chaffee 

who died July 24th 

1818 aged 65 
Farewell my friends and all adieu 
I can no longer stay with you 



SIXTH GENERATION 179 

My dearest friend, and partner here 
I have a word that may you cheer 
I hope in heaven we soon shall meet 
And find the joys of End complete 
With Saints and angels sounding high 
Glory to God above the sky." 

Children, born in South Wilbraham: 

+ 1568 i Daniel ^ Chaffee, born June 3, 1783 ; married Catherine Newell. 
+ 1569 ii Jonathan Chaffee, Jr., born in October, 1784; married (1) Abigail 
Hildreth; (2) Miriam Ellis (1596). 

603 Asa 6 Chaffee, Jr. (Asa,^ Joseph,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., about 1754, and died in Westfield, Mass., about 1818 or 1819. 
He married (1) in Somers, Conn., December 31, 1778, Anna, daughter of Thomas 
and Ann (Elmer) Elmer. She was born in East Windsor, Conn., February 27, 
1730. He married (2) her half-sister Frances Elmer, born in 1750, died December 9, 
1834, and was buried in South Wilbraham, Mass. (now Hampden). The birth 
records of Asa's children names Frances as the mother, but the History of Ancient 
Windsor says Asa and Anna had a son Thomas Elmore. 

Asa Chaffee, Jr., fought in the Revolution as follows: 

"Chaffee, Asa, Wilbraham. Private, Capt. Daniel Cadwell's co.. Col. Timothy 
Robinson's detachment of Ham^Dshire Co. militia; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776; dis- 
charged April 2, 1777; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at Ticonderoga; enlistment to expire 
March 25, 1777, roll dated Springfield. fmi 

"Chafee, Asa. Private, Capt. Aaron Graves's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt.; 
enlisted May 8, 1777; discharged July 8, 1777; service 2 months, 10 days, travel 
included at the Northward." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
the Revolution.] 

At the time of his first marriage he lived in Somers, where a year later his eldest 
child was born; shortly after this he returned to Wilbraham, where he remained 
until about 1802 or 1803, when he bought land and settled in Washington, Mass. 
March 6, 1803, he and his wife Fanny were admitted to the Congregational Church 
there by letter from the one in South Wilbraham. From May to November he was 
employed in the U. S. Armory in Springfield, and drew rations. In 1810 he was 
living in Washington, later is said to have returned to Wilbraham, afterward 
settling in Westfield, where June 19, 1814, he and his wife were dismissed from the 
church in Washington, and united with the one in Westfield. There Asa Chaffee 
died from the kick of a horse, and was buried. 
Children, all but the first born in Wilbraham: 

1570 i Fanny Elmer ? Chaffee, born in Somers, January 27, 1780; married 
Simeon Chaffee. (See 711). 
+ 1571 ii Roxanna Chaffee, born April 3, 1781 ; married Thomas Merry field. 
+ 1572 iii Asa Chaffee, Jr., born December 25, 1784; married Polly Root. 

+ 1573 iv Newbury Chaffee, born April 13, 1786; married (1) Sprague; 

(2) Polly Ledyard; (3) Seccord. 

+ 1574 V Lura (Lucy) Chaffee, born September 18, 1791 ; married Dewey. 

1575 vi Thomas Chaffee, born May 11, 1795; died; married, probably in Brim- 
field, Mass., Mrs. Rachel Needham, widow of Humphrey Need- 
ham, by whom she had a son David; she died in Wales, Mass., 
March 11, 1842; Thomas Chaffee was baptized in the South 
Wilbraham Congregational Church, June 21, 1798; he probably 
owned land and lived in Brimfield. 



180 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

605 Cyril e (Serrel) Chaffee (Asa,5 Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., May 3, 1758, and died in Somersville, Conn., December 11, 
1837. He married (1) in Somers, Conn., December 4, 1780, Patience Sexton of 
that place, who died in Somers, July 1, 1810, aged fifty-two and was buried in 
the Somers burying-ground. He married (2) Mrs. Submit (Gowdy) McGregory 
Booth, twice a widow. 

When fourteen years of age he moved from Woodstock to Somers, where he was 
a blacksmith. He enhsted in the Revolutionary army in the spring of 1776, for 
eight months, and the following copy of an old document proves that he was in 
service in 1777 and 1778: 

"Springfield, Feby. 28, 1778. 
"This may certify all persons to whom it may concern that Mr. Serrel Chaffe 
hath been in the Continental Sarves as an artificer at Springfield from the -th 
of July until the last day of February, 1778. 

" Richard Faxon, Capt." 

In Springfield in 1780 Cyril enlisted again for two years, as an artisan under 
Captain Marion. He was a Revolutionary pensioner from 1832 until his death, 
which resulted from the effects of a dislocation of his right hip. January 25, 1785, 
he bought of Lot Pease for £30, 15s., land in Somers. May 6, 1788, "Serrel Chaffee 
blacksmith" sold to Asa Chaffee (probably 242) for £10, 10s., land there. He pur- 
chased land in Somers in 1789, 1792, 1793 and 1795. December 19, 1801, he paid 
$500 to Solomon Lathrop Fuller for a tract of land there, and in 1803 sold land 
there. September 24, 1821, he rented of Jonah Griswold of Enfield, Conn., twelve 
acres of land there. He died on the old homestead in Somersville. He and his 
first wife were buried in the Somers burying-ground, where the marble stone 
raised in his memory reads : 

"Li Memory of Cyril Chaffee, who died Dec. 11, 1837, aged 82." 
And the brown stone one to Patience : 

"In Memory of Mrs. Patience Chaffee wife of Mr. Serrell Chaffee, who died 
July 1, 1810, aged 52. 

Go not away till you have made 
Thy God thy friend, the grave thy bed 
Then cheerful you may come again 
And sleep with me among the dead." 
Children, by first wife, born in Somers: 

1576 i Clarissa^ Chaffee, died in Enfield; married Jonah Griswold; buried 
in Enfield. 
+ 1577 ii Elam Chaffee, born March 11, 1783; married Elizabeth Spencer. 
1578 iii Hannah Chaffee, born July 14, 1786; died in the spring of 1868; mar- 
ried in Somers, February 10, 1831, Chester Spencer of Somers- 
ville. 
+ 1579 iv Lora Chaffee, born February 3, 1789; married Philura Bliss. 
Child, by second wife : 

1580 V Nancy Chaffee, born in Enfield, January 20, 1813; died there June 26, 
1823; buried in Somers. 

606 Ephraim « Chaffee (Asa,^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., August 12, 1760, and died in Wilbraham, Mass., No- 
vember 11, 1843. He married in Norwich, Conn., August 29, 1782, Olive, daughter 
of Samuel Edgerton of Connecticut. She died in Wilbraham, January 4, 1831, 
aged sixty-six and both she and her husband were buried there. 



SIXTH GENERATION . 181 

He served in the Revolution as a Private : 

"Chaffe Ephraim, Wilbraham. Capt, Nathan Rowle's co., Col. John Jacobs's 
reg't. ; enlisted July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 4 days, at Rhode Island; enlistment 
to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

"Chaffee Ephraim, Wilbraham. List of men mustered in Hampshire Co. as 
returned by Col. John Bliss; 16th co.; age, 20 yrs. ; residence, Wilbraham; mustered 
July 24, 1780; enlistment, 3 months; also. Private Capt. Joseph Browning's co., 
Col. Seth Murray's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; enhsted July 24, 1780; discharged 
Oct. 10, 1780; service, 2 mos, 24 days, travel included; company raised to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War 
of the Revolution.] 

During Shay's Rebellion he served as a Private from January 18, to February 7, 
1787, in Springfield, in Captain Joseph Williams' company of cadets ordered into 
service by Major General Shepard. He drew a pension for his Revolutionary 
services and in his application he states that he enlisted three times, the first in 
1778 in Lieutenant Noah Stebbins' company. He was a farmer and in 1790 lived 
in Monson, Mass. In 1817 "Ephraim Chaffee of Wilbraham, yeoman" sold land 
there, where he was also living in 1832, when he applied for a pension. He was 
tall, stout, and had a ruddy complexion. He died in the home of his daughter, 
Olive (Chaffee) Burt. 

Children, all but the fourth and fifth born in South Wilbraham: 

+ 1581 i AbeP Chaffee, born February 9, 1785; married (1) Fanny Gowdy; 

(2) Mary Vineca; (3) Mrs. Eunice Bradd. 
+ 1582 ii Olive Chaffee, born February 28, 1786; married David Burt, Jr. 
1583 iii Miriam Chaffee, born July 23, 1788; died in South Wilbraham, 

October 23, 1803; baptized there in the Congregational Church, 

August 24, 1800. 
+ 1584 iv Ephraim Chaffee, Jr., born April 21, 1792; married Chloe M. Hyde. 
+ 1585 v Alvin Chaffee, born September 21, 1794; married Dolly Burnham. 
1586 vi Betsey Chaffee, born in 1796; baptized in the South Wilbraham 

Congregational Church, August 24, 1800. 
+ 1587 vii Lois Chaffee, born August 12, 1799; married Otis Newell. 

610 Calvin « Chaffee (Asa,5 Joseph,^ John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., June 11, 1766, and died in Monson, Mass., March 2, 
1827. He married Wealthy Edgerton of Monson, where they lived and where she 
was buried. He was a farmer. The following is a copy of his will : 

"In the Name of God Amen. 

" I Calvin Chaffee of Wilbraham in the County of Hampden and Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts Considering the uncertainty of this Mortal Life and being of 
Sound and perfect mind and memory Blessed be Almighty God for the same do 
make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. 

" First. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Welthen Chaffee all rny per- 
sonal estate except what I have given to my Children in the following Items includ- 
ing Threehundred and ninety Dollars it being part of a note executed to me by Eph- 
raim Chaffee Ephraim Chaffee Jun and David Burt on the first day of March 
Eighteen hundred and fifteen payable to me or my order on the first day of March 
Eighteen hundred and eighteen the whole sum of the note being Five hundred and 
ninety dollars. I give her not only the Interest arising not only on the sum above 
mentioned but the Interest arising on the whole sum of sd note imtil the heirs have 
a Lawful Claim to the remaining two hundred dollars principle of sd note also I 
give her the use of the following described tract of Land fully described in the 
sixth Item given to Thomas E Chaffee and Calvin Orsmus Chaffee also I give her 
the Interest arising from a Note given to Welthen Chaffee Junr executed to me 



182 • THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

by Ephraim Chaffee Ephraim Chaffee Junr & David Burt on the first day of March 
Eighteen hundred and fifteen payable to me or my order Eighteen hundred and 
nineteen of the sum of Onehundred Dollars also the Interest arising from a Note 
of the Sum of Onehundred Dollars executed to me by Amos Pease on the thirtyeth 
day of March Eighteen hundred and fifteen payable to me or my order within 
one year from date given to Thomas E. Chaffee and Calvin Orsmus Chaffee equally 
divided between them in the sixth and eighth Items both of the last described 
Notes I will that she should receive the Interest until the heirs to which their 
Principals are given are respectively of Lawful age and fit to receive their dona- 
tions. 

"Item second I give to my son Normand Chaffee my three Inch Iron Chissel 
one two Inch Chissel and one Inch Chissel one Inch and half auger & one Inch and 
quarter auger. 

"Item third I give and bequeath to my son Dan Chaffee my Tennon saw hand 
saw and fine saw 

"Item fourth I give to my son Harvey Chaffee my best Saddle. 

"Item fifth I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah C. White my four pail- 
ful Iron Kittle and two dining Chairs 

"Item Sixth I Give to my son Thomas E. ChaiTee the one half of an undivided 
tract of Land lying in the South parish of Wilbraham near the School house in 
the Southeast Corner of sd parish butted and bounded as described in the deed 
executed to me by Hannah Dean and Betsey Dean on the twenty eighth day of 
Oct Eighteen hundred and nine also one half a Note Executed to me by Amos 
Pease on the thirtieth day of March Eighteen hundred and fifteen payable to me 
or my order within one year from date the Interest of this note however I, give 
to my beloved wife in the first Item. 

"Item Seventh I give and bequeath to my daughter Welthen Chaffee Junr a 
note of the sum of One hundred dollars Executed to me by Ephraim Chaffee 
Ephraim Chaffee Junr and David Burt executed on the first day of March Eighteen 
hundred and fifteen payable to me or to my order on the first day of March Eighteen 
hundred and nineteen with Interest the Interest however I have in the first Item 
bequeathed to my beloved Wife also I give her two beds with trimming all to 
receive when she arrives at Lawful age. 

" Item eighth I give and bequeath to my son Calvin Orsmus Chaffee the other 
half of the undivided tract of Land as described in the Sixth Item also I give him 
the other half of a Note of One hundred Dollars as described above in the Sixth 
Item the Interest of which however I have bequeathed to my beloved Wife in 
the first Item 

"Item ninth the remaining two hundred Dollars of sd note described in the 
first Item without its Interest I here will equal parts of it to all my heirs 

"Item tenth I now and here appoint Daniel Chaffee of sd Wilbraham my sole 
executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills 
by me made 

"In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth 
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen 
"in presents 

"Moses Warren Calvin Chaffe [l. s.] 

"of Charles Sessions 
"Robert Sessions Jun 
"Catharine Chaffee." 

Children, all but the fifth born in South Wilbraham : 

+ 1588 , i Norman 7 Chaffee, born April 6, 1790; married (1) Nabby Davis; 

(2) Mrs. Betsey (Norris) Tupper. 
+ 1589 ii Sally C. Chaffee, born February 8, 1792; married Preserved White, 
Jr. 
1590 iii A daughter, born November 14, 1794; died before 1816. 
+ 1591 iv George Harvey Chaffee, born May 12, 1798; married Mary Lewis. 
+ 1592 V Thomas Elmer Chaffee, born in March, 1801 ; married Lydia P. Cooley. 



SIXTH GENERATION 183 

+ 1593 vi Wealthy Chaffee, born April 11, 1807; married George Cooley. 

+ 1594 vii Calvin Orasmus Chaffee, born April 29, 1811; married Tamason 

Davis. 
+ 1595 viii Dan Chaffee, married Augusta Brooks. 

611 Miriam ^ ChafEee (Asa,5 Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., September 3, 1768, and died. She married Ellis. 

Child: 
1596 i Miriam ^ Ellis, married Jonathan Chaffee, Jr. (See 1569.) 

613 Abiather ^ Chaffee (Asa,^ Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., December 5, 1774, and died in Naples, Ontario County, 
N. Y., December 5, 1809. He married there, Miriam, daughter of William Clark 
of Windsor, Conn. She was a first cousin of Myron H. Clark, former Governor of 
New York state. She died March 15, 1813, and was buried in Naples. At the time 
of his marriage and his death Abiather Chaffee lived in Naples, where he was an 
artisan and a butcher. He died quite suddenly. He had been away from home 
butchering, when, on his way home, he accidentally slipped and fell on his butcher 
knife, cutting his leg so badly that he bled to death before a doctor could reach 
him. 

Children : 

1597 i Harvey Bronson 7 Chaffee, born in 1798; died October 26, 1851 ; mar- 
ried in 1829, Lucy Niles, who died nine months later; he was 
six feet, one inch in height and well developed ; he was a carpenter 
and joiner; he lived with his brother Ephraim C. after his wife's 
death; he died of cholera. 

+ 1598 ii Minerva Chaffee, born in 1802; married Horace Borden. 

+ 1599 iii Ephraim Cleveland Chaffee, born September 10, 1803; married Jane 
Blair. 
1600 iv Cyril Chaffee, born about 1806; died March 11, 1826; he was a miller 
and while working in the mill fell from a plank into the pitman 
hole and was pounded to death by the pitman. 

+ 1601 V Miriam Chaffee, born about 1807; married Hiram Mack. 

614 Walter e Chaffee (Asa,^ Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., August 17, 1775, and died in Peterboro, N. Y., June 11, 
1855. He married in South Wilbraham, October 7, 1798, Anna, daughter of 
Ichabod Hyde of Monson, Mass. Their marriage intention was published in South 
Wilbraham, September 20, 1798. She was born about 1779, and died in Peter- 
boro about 1868. After her husband's death she lived with her daughter, Mrs. 
Bliss, in Peterboro, where she was buried. She was a member of the Presbyte- 
rian Church there. 

Walter Chaftee had a light complexion, dark blue eyes, dark brown hair, was 
over six feet in height, and of a quiet, reserved disposition. Shortly after his 
marriage he moved to Plainfield, N. Y., where there were many Indians. Here 
he cleared a tract of land and built a log house. In 1817 he lived in Smithfield, 
N. Y. He also lived in Peterboro for forty years, where he was a butcher, and at 
one time School Collector. He enlisted in the War of 1812 as a Private. He was 
a member of the Plainfield Congregational Church. He was a farmer and died 
in a convulsion. 



184 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children : 

1602 i Nancy ^ Chaffee, born in Plainfield; died in Peterboro in 1844; mar- 

ried Harris Rich, and Uved there. 

1603 ii Caren Hapock Chaffee, born in Plainfield; died young in Peterboro. 
+ 1604 iii Sophronia Chaffee, born in Peterboro; married Samuel Johnson. 

+ 1605 iv Enoch Hyde Chaffee, born February 11, 1805; married Rhoda M. 
Stranahan. 
1606 V Lucy I. Chaffee, born in Peterboro; died in Otto, N. Y.; married 
Garrett Ballard, and went West. 
+ 1607 vi Ichabod Sherman Chaffee, born November 8, 1812; married (1) 
Electa Evans; (2) Jeanette Saeger; (3) Elizabeth Kelch. 
1608 vii Elam Chaffee, born in Peterboro; drowned there, aged six. 
+ 1609 viii Margaret Chaffee, born in 1817; married Thomas Donelly. 

1610 ix Catharine Lois Chaffee, born in Peterboro; died in Rochester, N. Y., 

1853; married Royal Jenks. 
1610a X Sabrina Chaffee, born in Peterboro; died in Massachusetts in 1853; 
married Thomas Leonard. 

1611 xi Elmira L. Chaffee, born in Peterboro; died in Vineland, N. J., after 

1894; married (1) ; (2) Green; went West; resi- 
dence, 1894, Custer, S. D.; died of cancer. 
+ 1612 xii Anna M. Chaffee, married Lyman Bliss. 

616 Nancy ^ Chaffee (Asa,^ Joseph,'* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., and died before the spring of 1806. She married there, 
April 6, 1803, Chauncey, son of Zadock and Elizabeth (Pease) Stebbins. He was 
born August 13, 1774, and after Nancy's deatl;i married her sister, Huldah (615). 

Children : 

1613 i Chauncey ^ Stebbins, Jr. ^ 

1614 ii Nancy Stebbins. 

[These children may possibly have been by Huldah instead of Nancy.] 

622 Comfort « ChafEe, Jr. (Comfort,^ Joseph,^ John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i), was 
born in South Wilbraham, Mass., July 3, 1767, and died there, August 18, 1841, 
He married in South Wilbraham, June 13, 1796, Persis, daughter of Jonathan 
/S. Skinner of Woodstock, Conn., their intention of marriage, dated February 20, 
1796, stating that both were of South Wilbraham, She died there December 20, 
1857, aged eighty-one. She was baptized in the South Wilbraham Congregational 
Church, July 27, 1800, and became a member of it. 

Comfort Chaffee, Jr., had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. 
His name appears on a pay roll of Lieutenant Lewis Langdon's company, Colonel 
Gideon Burt's regiment of Militia in the 4th Division, which marched to Spring- 
field, Mass., in support of the Government to put down Shays' rebellion. He 
served from September 22 to September 26, 1786. He was also a member of Cap- 
tain Joseph Williams' company of cadets which was ordered into service January 18, 
1787, by Major General Shepard to again assist in putting down Shays' Rebellion. 
He served in Springfield, from January 18 to February 1, and from February 8, 
to February 25, 1787, He is said to have persuaded many of his rebellious neigh- 
bors to take the oath of allegiance to the Government. He was also a Captain in 
the State Militia. He lived in South Wilbraham, where he was active in the affairs 
of the town. He had a large farm, a saw-mill and a hotel. September 7, 1792, 
he bought for £150 of William Phillips, Jr., of Boston, Mass., one hundred and 
twenty-six acres of land with a house and barn thereon, north of the land of his 



SIXTH GENERATION 185 

father, Comfort Chaffee, Sr. In 1811 and 1812 he bought of his sister Lucretia 
(Chaffee) Cadwell, and his brother Nathaniel B. Chaffee, all their interest in the 
estate of their father. He and his wife were buried in South Wilbraham (now 
Hampden). 

Children, born in South Wilbraham: 

+ 1615 i Mary Bliss ^ Chaffee, born January 9, 1797; married Ishled Smith. 
+ 1616 ii Rodolphus Chaffee, born May 28, 1799; married Olive Carpenter 

Stebbins (1938). 
+ 1617 iii John May Chaffee, born July 26, 1802; married Susan Holmes. 
+ 1618 iv Jonathan Skinner Chaffee, iDorn September 16, 1804; married Mary 

W. Russell. 
+ 1619 V Persis Chaffee, born August 4, 1807; married Simeon Hunt. 
+ 1620 vi William Perrin Chaffee, born April 17, 1810; married (1) Martha 

G. Perrin ; (2) Susan A. Tubbs. 
+ 1621 vii Electa Chaffee, born March 3, 1813; married Sullivan U. Stanton. 
+ 1622 viii Comfort Jackson Chaffee, born April 14, 1817; married Asenath 

Ferry. 
+ 1623 ix Lathrop Vennor Chaffee, born May 1, 1821; married (1) Nancy M. 

Roberts; (2) Mrs. Augusta A. "(Wood) Hendrick. 

624 Nathaniel Bliss ^ Chaffee (Comfort,^ Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas 
was born in South Wilbraham, Mass., December 14, 1772, and died in Rochester, 
N, Y., October 17, 1834. He married in South Wilbraham, about December, 
1795, Tabatha Chubbuck of Ellington, Conn., their intention of marriage being 
dated November 26, 1795. She was born in Cape Cod, Mass., in September, 
1775, and died in South Wilbraham, July 11, 1829, aged fifty-six, and was buried 
there. Nathaniel B. Chaffee had a light complexion, dark blue eyes, and was five 
feet, six inches in height. He aided in suppressing Shays' rebellion. He was a 
farmer and lived in South Wilbraham until about 1823, when he moved to Roch- 
ester, where he died of consumption. He was a member of the Presbyterian 
Church. 

Children, all but the last known to have been born in South Wilbraham: 

+ 1624 i Comfort Bliss ^ Chaffee, born November 10, 1796; married Docia 
Sexton. 

1625 ii Julia Chaffee, born December 19, 1797; married after 1834, 

Harvey; no children; she was baptized in the South Wilbraham 
Congregational Church, February 8, 1816; she weighed two hun- 
dred pounds. 
+ 1626 iii Solomon Bliss Chaffee, born March 4, 1799; married (1) Eunice P. 
Beech; (2) Clara M. Hovey. 
1627 iv Gilbert Chaffee, born August 23, 1800; died. 
+ 1628 V Samuel Burge Chaffee, born September 16, 1802; married. 
1629 vi Mary Burge Chaffee, born July 18, 1804; died in October, 1831 ; mar- 
ried in South Wilbraham, June 9, 1824, Ethan Bliss of Monson, 
Mass., their marriage intention being entered in South Wilbra- 
ham, May 10, 1824; she was baptized in the Congregational 
church there, February 8, 1816; she had three children. 
+ 1630 vii Joel Chaffee, born March 16, 1806; married Melissa S. Case. 

1631 viii Hannah Chaffee, born November 9, 1808; married Pease; 

no children; baptized in the South Wilbraham Congregational 
Church, February 8, 1816; weighs two hundred pounds; lives 
in North Wilbraham, Mass. 

1632 ix Sarah Chaffee, born October 21, 1810; baptized in the South Wilbra- 

ham Congregational Church, February 8, 1816; unmarried and 
living with her brother Comfort in Pennsylvania, in 1893. 



186 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1633 X Nathaniel Otis Chaffee, born January 12, 1812; died after 1884; 
married in Sutton, Mass., July 1, 1841, Martha Prudence, 
daughter of Reuben McKnight of that place ; she was a member 
of the Unitarian church and survived her husband; he was 
baptized in the South Wilbraham Congregational Church, 
February 8, 1816; he had blue eyes, and was five feet, six inches 
in height; at the age of thirty, after a preparatory course of 
study, he entered the Meadville Theological School, graduated 
three years later and entered the ministry of the Unitarian 
church; he held pastorates in various parts of Massachusetts, 
including Natick, and twenty-five years before his death he 
went to Maine, where his charges included churches in Dixfield 
and North Auburn; in 1884 he lived in Auburn; buried in 
Grafton, Mass. 
+ 1634 xi Merrick Chaffee, born October 13, 1813; married Adelia M. Son. 

628 William ^ Chaffee (Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., about 1757 (after April 2, 1757, as he was "under fourteen" 
April 2, 1771), and died in Enfield, Conn., October 27, 1834. He married there, 
in August, 1780, Mary Whipple of Windham, who died December 23, 1843, aged 
eighty-five, and was buried beside her husband in the Enfield Cemetery. 

William Chaffee was left fatherless at an early age, and ran away from his home 
in South Wilbraham, Mass., wandering to Enfield, where he was picked up and 
"bound out" to Judge Kingsbury of that place. He enlisted in the Revolution as 
a Private, May 8, 1776, and was discharged December 18, 1776, serving in the 
Connecticut Line, Captain Hezekiah Parsons' company (the 10th Company), 
which took part in the siege of Boston. He enlisted again April 15, 1777, for three 
years, serving in Captain Samuel Wyley's regiment, Captain Thomas Abby's 
company for one year, being promoted to the rank of Corporal March 1, 1778, 
and reduced to the ranks April 1, 1778. He served the remainder of his enlist- 
ment in the Light Infantry, Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs' regiment, under 
Captain Henry Champion, and was discharged May 15, 1780, He enlisted July 1, 
1780, in the 3d Regiment, and served until October 25, 1780. It was probably 
during this enlistment that he was married, in August, 1780, as he testified in his 
pension claim that he was married when home on furlough. He was one of the 
guard of Major Andre, the British officer captured and executed as a spy, and he 
always spoke of that ill-fated soldier as "a very handsome man and a perfect 
gentleman." At one time during his service he was captured by the British and , 
placed on board a vessel; he was afterwards exchanged for an officer, although 
he was only a Private. He suffered all the hardships of the war, but said that 
never had he slept more comfortably than on a blanket spread on the snow, with 
no covering but one blanket and an outside coverlid of snow. He was in the famous 
Battle of Stony Point under the leadership of General Anthony Wayne, July 15, 
1779. 

" Stony Point, shooting out into the river, a defiant promontory with rocky and 
wooded faces, has been fittingly described as a natural sentinel guarding the far- 
famed Highlands of the Hudson. Rising about one hundred and fifty feet at 
its highest point it projects more than half a mile from the line of the shore, but 
is of nearly double the length as an isolated feature of the scenery." [The Storming 
of Stony Point, by H. P. Johnson.] 

This vantage point had been fortified by the British, who called it their "little 




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THE BATTLE OF STONY POINT. 



SIXTH GENERATION 187 

Gibraltar" and regarded it as impregnable, as indeed it was, to any daylight 
assault. It was a night attack, however, that General Washington intended; 
so secret were his plans kept, that the British had no warning of the attack and 
were completely taken by surprise, and the fort taken with a loss to the Americans 
of only fifteen killed while the British lost sixty-three. The subjoined account of 
the storming of Stony Point by William Chaffee was published in the Hartford 
Times of November 8, 1834: 

"Some time in the month of July, 1779, our regiment had orders to prepare 
themselves for marching at daybreak the next morning on a secret expedition. 
We prepared ourselves, as many of us as could obtain it, with a little extra supply 
of rum in our canteens to sustain us in a hot day's march and keep up our courage 
in case of need; as soon as daylight appeared, we were mustered, three regiments 
of us, under the command of Gen. Wayne, and took up our line of march north- 
ward, keeping among the hills, on a very rough road, one of the hottest days in 
the hot month of July. It very soon began to be whispered that we were a going 
to attack the fort at Stony Point. I don't imagine the secret had leaked out, but 
this was only conjectured from the direction of our march. After a march of nearly 
thirty miles over the worst road on earth, if it ever deserved the name of a road, we 
halted about dusk in the evening three or four miles in the rear of the fort, nearly 
exhausted with fatigue and the excessive heat. Notwithstanding most of us had 
drained our canteens of their extra supply, which we now regretted, as the object 
of our expedition was no longer a secret, and we felt the want of a little of the 
'creature' to fit our stomach for fight. After resting about an hour we were ad- 
dressed by our officers and told that we were going to make an immediate attack 
on the fort, and that we must take it at all hazards. We marched to the attack, 
according to my recollection, in three columns. I know the historical accounts 
say two, but I shall speak according to my own recollections; one column was to 
make the attack with loaded muskets, while the other two were to march in silence 
with unloaded muskets and rely upon the bayonet alone. The column to which 
I belonged was to attack the fort on the south side, where it was defended by two 
lines of a sort of picketing of logs, planks, stumps and brush, which it was necessary 
to cut away and remove to make room for the column to advance without delay. 
When within about a quarter of a mile of the fort we halted, and twenty stout 
men were picked out and sent forward, under the command of a lieutenant, to 
perform this dangerous service; it was my fortune to be one of them. Col. Meigs 
addressed a few words to us almost in a whisper, and pointed out the duty we 
were to perform, some of us remonstrated with him about being singled out and 
led on to certain death. In reply we were told that the duty must be performed, 
and ordered to march on in silence. We then slung our unloaded muskets to our 
backs and were each furnished with an axe, and in the meantime a few canteens 
of rum were found among us, which were emptied at a breath, and we marched 
briskly forward. We had proceeded but a few rods in advance of the column 
when the fire from the fort opened upon us ; very soon the whole fort appeared 
like a sheet of fire and the air alive with the whizzing of grape and canister, and 
the whistle of musket balls. Our way to the pickets led us through a little cove 
that set up from the river, where we had to wade about waist deep. It was 
here, when their shot fairly rained down upon us, that I suffered more than fear. 
I dreaded a double death — to be shot down and then drowned, was one dish more 
than we had bespoken, and it was well understood that the duty we had in hand 
would not admit of stopping to pick up our wounded. One poor fellow fell here, 
and if I recollect aright, we reached the pickets without further loss. Here we 
were sheltered during our work, and felt for a moment's respite from the fear of 
their balls, which were sent over our heads toward the advancing columns. It 
was the work of a very few minutes to cut away a space large enough for a pla- 
toon to march through. I cannot now recollect how long we were detained ; and 
indeed it is scarcely possible that I could then have estimated the time very accu- 
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made quick work of it. When we had made a clean passage we unslung our muskets 
and pushed on for the second Hne. Immediately on passing through we encoun- 
tered a few Hessians, a sort of out-guard, I suppose. The first notice I had of 
them I felt a bayonet at my breast. With a quick motion of my hand I threw 
the point of the weapon over my left shoulder, raising my frock (which answered 
for shirt, coat and waistcoat) along with it, and tearing open the skin, and perhaps 
a little of the flesh in its course. This effort brought me upon my back, with the 
Hessian on top of me. It was now a trial of strength between us. As neither 
could use any arms but such as nature had furnished us, he soon found that I 
should be too much for him in this warfare, and I had got about half up with him, 
when Sergeant Brown stepped up and finished the contest by putting his bayonet 
through the Hessian, which I was not sorry for, although satisfied that I could have 
mastered him, with fair play, yet I found him a rather troublesome fellow, and 
was glad to get rid of him. We now proceeded to cut away the second line of 
abatis, which was more slight than the first, and quickly dispatched. At this 
time no more than three or four of our men had fallen, and the duty on which we 
had been sent having been faithfully discharged, our orders were, to have fallen 
back upon the flank and rear of the advancing column. But our lieutenant re- 
solved upon a more daring enterprise; we advanced, by his order, and leaped 
upon the breastworks of the enemy, in the face of the garrison, with their bayonets 
pointed at our breasts; here we stood shoulder to shoulder pushing at the enemy 
with all our might, God knows how long; it seemed to me an age; it was probably 
but a few minutes, probably not more than one minute, until we felt our friends in 
our rear. Our number was now reduced to four men, the lieutenant and three others 
standing to him on the right. The lieutenant then ordered us to leap into the fort, 
over the heads of the garrison. We brought our muskets down in a horizontal posi- 
tion and threw ourselves into the fort. In this movement the lieutenant fell, calling 
out to us, ' Rush on, boys, I'm a dead man.' We then proceeded unmolested towards 
the flag station in the centre of the fort, and there waited the issue, with some little 
anxiety you may be sure. Within a few minutes, however, we saw Maj. Fleury 
advancing at the head of his column; the major rushed forward and pulled down 
the British flag. For this he received a commission of lieutenant-colonel, and a 
thousand dollars, which had been promised to the first man who should enter 
the fort — a reward of five hundred dollars had been promised to the second, and 
one hundred to the third man, who should enter. Of the two men of the forlorn 
hope who survived with me, I recollect the name of but one. This was Sergeant 
Brown, who died some years since in Colchester, in this state. The five hundred 
dollars was given to Sergeant Brown. I received the one hundred in Continental 
bills, and expended forty or fifty, I don't now recollect which, in the purchase of 
a gallon of rum to treat the company to which I belonged. Our expedition had 
been conducted with so much secrecy that we expected to surprise the garrison. 
In this we were disappointed. They were ready for us, and we were not a little 
astonished at their opening so brisk a fire upon us at our first approach. This 
was accounted for after the surrender of the garrison — a scoundrel who deserted 
from us during the evening, had carried the intelligence to the enemy. This 
fellow was not to be found in the fort. For fear of the worst, they had put him 
on board a sloop-of-war, which lay in the river a little below." 

After the war was over William Chaffee settled down in Enfield, where he ran 
a saw-mill, or worked in one. The records show that December 7, 1793, he bought 
a dwelling house and lot lying northward of the lower saw-mill on Fresh Water 
Brook in Enfield, and August 22, 1799, sold to Samuel Reynolds land in that town, 
probably the same property. Three large elm trees are said to have grown in front 
of this house and one at the right side of it. In 1887 a gentleman in writing to 
the author regarding Mr. Chaffee said : 

"His home was in a small one story house on the east side of the main road 
from Hartford to Springfield, not far distant from the bridge over Fresh Water 



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Brook. ... He was a man independently poor in worldly goods but rich in 
many respects. I do not believe he could have been induced to tell a lie, by any 
sordid motive. I am sure no man in Enfield was more respected than he." 

William Chaffee had large blue eyes and is said to have so strongly resembled 
Benjamin Franklin that some of his family, not having any portrait of him, used 
one of Franklin instead, considering it an excellent likeness. Physically, he was 
a man of great strength ; he was well informed and a great reader. 

From 1818 until his death he was a pensioner, and his widow received a pension 
until her death. She lived with her son Samuel during her nine years' widowhood. 
On the night of his death William Chaffee arose from his bed, saying he had had 
a dream that troubled him. He started to dress, and sank down dead. 

"In the Enfield cemetery, on the northern boundary of the old part, located 
on a path leading from the centre, about a rod from Mr. Charles Killam's property, 
lie the remains of William Chaffee. A plain white marble slab, about 4x1^ feet, 
somewhat weather-beaten, but in a fair state of preservation, bears the following 
simple inscription: 'William Chaffee, died Oct. 27, 1834, aged 78 years.' Beside 
the remains of Mr. Chaffee, on the right, are those of his wife, 'Mary, who died 
Dec. 23, 1843, aged 85 years.' Still further on to the right is the grave of another 
Mary Chaffee. On the left of the grave of the dead hero, are two slabs, one ' Wm. 
Chaffee, who died July '23, 1847,' and the other 'Cornelia, his wife, died in 1836,' 
and near Mr. Killam's fence, two children of the latter lie buried, one small white 
slab contains the initials of both." [Written September 15, 1887.] 

Children, born in Enfield: 
+ 1635 i Elizabeth ^ Chaffee, born in October, 1781 ; married Asher Pease. 
1636 ii Mary Chaffee, born in April, 1783; died in Agawam, Mass., November 

27, 1858; unmarried; buried in Enfield beside her father. 
+ 1637 iii Fannie Chaffee, born April 17, 1785; married Lyman Pease. 
+ 1638 iv Hannah Chaffee, born in March, 1787; married Moses P. Holt. 
+ 1639 v Dolly Chaffee, born in March, 1789; died in New London, Conn., 

April 14, 1875; married in Enfield, January 17, 1821, Charles 

Beebe of Waterford, Conn.; had two sons, lost at sea. 
+ 1640 vi William Chaffee, Jr., born May 12, 1791; married Cornelia Van 

Dyke. 

1641 vii Anna Chaffee, born May 29, 1793; died in Agawam, January 29. 

1882; married Captain Paul Warriner of West Springfield, 
Mass. 

1642 viii Laura Chaffee, born July 15, 1795; died in Enfield, November 10, 

1859; unmarried. 

1643 ix Isaiah Chaffee, born in February, 1798; left home when a young 

man, and was never after heard of. 

1644 X Sophia Chaffee, born April 1, 1800; died in Agawam, in March, 1887; 

married in Suffield, Conn., September 25, 1821, Warham Britton 
of Agawam. 
+ 1645 xi Samuel Chaffee, born November 3, 1801 ; married Maria Van Dyke. 

629 Joseph " Chaffe (Isaiah,^ Joseph,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., October 2, 1761, and died in Erieville, N. Y., March 10, 1846. 
He married in South Wilbraham, Mass., in 1784, Mercy, daughter of William White 
of that place, where she was born December 22, 1764. She died in Erieville, 
January 20, 1849. Both she and her husband were buried in Erieville but in later 
years their bodies were removed to the family lot of their son Stephen F., in the 
Evergreen Cemetery, Cazenovia, N. Y. Mercy (White) Chaffe had a fair com- 
plexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, four inches in height. She was a very smart 
and enterprising woman, a thrifty housekeeper, a great reader, with a kind and 



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cheerful disposition and a keen wit. In her later years she became very much 
stooped, and her grandchildren remember seeing her sitting in the chimney corner, 
smoking her pipe. 

Joseph Chaffe was left fatherless at the early age of nine, and April 2, 1771, 
William King was appointed his guardian. His father having left but a small 
estate his family suffered the hardships of poverty. In 1776 he was apprenticed 
to Jacob Hart of Wilbraham and it is probable that from him he learned the black- 
smith's trade. During his apprenticeship, in August, 1776, his master was drafted 
for one month's service in the Revolutionary army, to go to New London, Conn., 
and Joseph Chaffe went as his substitute. Toward the end of the war he again 
enlisted : 

"Chafee, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co. detached from Col. Barnabas 
Sears's regt.; enlisted July 18, 1781; discharged Nov. 2, 1781; service, 3 mos. 21 
days, 'up Mohawk River;' enlistment 3 months; reported wounded Oct. 25, 1781." 

[Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.] 

In his application for pension he mentions the service in New London and an 
enlistment in Adams, Mass., March, 1781, in Captain Philip Madison's company 
for nine months, but neither of these enlistments is mentioned in the official record 
of Massachusetts. The wound mentioned was received in the battle fought on 
Sir John Johnson's farm. The Americans were commanded by Colonel Willetts; 
the engagement lasted from noon until dark, the American troops being at first 
repulsed, but later winning a complete victory, the enemy fleeing in disorder to 
the woods. Joseph Chaffe was carried from the field, a portion of his right cheek 
bone having been split off by a bullet, the scar of which he carried to his grave. 
He applied for a pension June 16, 1835, and it was granted. 

Soon after their matriage Joseph Chaffe and his wife moved to Adams, Berk- 
shire County, Mass., where they lived until 1796. January 2, 1794, "Joseph 
Chafe of Adams" bought of John R. Bleeker of Albany, N. Y., for £157, 17s., 
one hundred and eighty-seven acres of land in Warren, Herkimer County, N. Y., 
to which place he moved two years later. 

This country he had travelled through during his service in the Revolution. 
His grandson, Andrew Jackson Chaphe, says of it : 

"When Joseph Chaffe came to Warren there were no mills for grinding grain 
within many miles and for some time the corn for family use was crushed in a 
hollow stone with an iron pestle. The present generation knows not of the hard- 
ships endured by their forefathers, the pioneers in their frontier life, the strife 
for existence, for food, clothing and shelter; the constant fear of the savage Indian, 
the greater part of the country a dense forest, and whenever they removed, some 
kind of rude shelter must be provided, the timber cut and burned, and a place 
cleared for planting corn and many long days must pass before the corn would 
furnish food. In the mean time, they must exist largely by hunting and fishing. 
Willing hands there were to spin and weave, but where the wool or flax, the wheel 
or loom? The skins and furs of animals must supply the want. The food was 
prepared in the open air, the furniture rudely made, the plates and dishes of tin, 
pewter and wood. What a relief when they could feel safe from the murderous 
tomahawk, and what a luxury when they had their log house erected. They had 
no schools, no churches, no newspapers, no markets. Fashion was at a discount, 
but neighbors were friends. Before the end of his nine years' residence in Warren, 
Joseph became more comfortably situated, raising and earning something one 
year to carry the family through to the next; but again there was a move to be 
made, another journey through the wilderness, further west, to the settlement^^of 
the Holland Land Company, in central New York." 



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In preparation for this move he sold one hundred acres of the land he owned 
in Warren, November 10, 1804, for $2,500 to Noah Leavens of Schaghticoke, N. Y., 
and November 30, 1804, for $317.50, fifty-four acres more to Chester Keyes of 
Warren. 

In 1805 he moved to Nelson, Madison County, N. Y.; here again were hardships 
and privations, but finally they became once more "comfortably settled," as was 
related by Stephen Fisk Chaphe, to his daughter Finette. He was a child of about 
four years at the time his parents moved to Nelson : 

"The log house had two doors, one opposite the other; when they wanted a 
large fire they hitched a horse to a log cut the right length and drove through the 
house and left the log in the fire place and that would last a long time by placing 
smaller wood around it. The rooms below were a kitchen, bed room and buttery; 
father and mother slept in the kitchen, the girls in the bed room, and the boys 
in the loft. They went up a ladder to go to bed." 

Joseph Chaffe had a sandy complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches 
in height; as a young man he was very straight, but in his latter years became 
slightly bent. He was mild in manner and temper, and of a kindly disposition, 
"poor in worldly goods, but rich in having a fine family of boys and girls." He 
was a farmer as well as a blacksmith, industrious, neat and particular regarding 
his work. 

Children, the first five born in Adams, the last five in Warren : 

+ 1650 i Hannah ^ Chaffe, born September 7, 1785; married Benjamin Wads- 
worth. 

+ 1651 ii Betsey Chaffe, born January 23, 1789; married Levi Brown. 

+ 1652 iii William Chaffe, born March 10, 1791; married Lucy Dexter. 

+ 1653 iv Joseph Manning Chaffe, born March 24, 1793; married Elizabeth 
Grant; (2) Susan Allen; (3) Caroline M. White. 

+ 1654 v Mercy Chaffe, born December 16, 1795; married Benjamin Wads- 
worth. 

+ 1655 vi Eunice Chaffe, born May 24 (25), 1797; married Jabez Brown. 

+ 1656 vii Esther Chaffe, a twin, born May 24 (25), 1797; married Eber Sweet. 

+ 1657 viii Anna Chaffe, born February 5, 1800; married Daniel Holdridge. 

+ 1658 ix Stephen Fisk Chaffe, born January 30, 1802; married (1) Josephine 
Armstrong; (2) Martha Armstrong. 
1659 X Polly Chaffe, born November (March) 5, 1805; died in Erieville, 
N. Y., May 22, 1832; married there, in 1830, William Ensign, 
and had a child, who died in infancy; removed with her parents 
to Nelson in infancy; she was buried in Erieville, but her body 
was later removed with those of her parents, to her brother 
Stephen's lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Cazenovia. 

633 Joel Israel « Chaffee (Joshua,^ Joel,^ John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas was born 
in Sharon, Conn., July 2, 1759, and died in Ellsworth, Conn., February 17, 1844. He 

married, January 1, 1784, Rachel, daughter of Moses and (Hawley) Booth, 

She died in Sharon, April 21, 1786, and was buried there. She was a member of 
the Congregational Church. Mr. Chaffee married there (2) February 4, 1787, 
Dolly, daughter of William and Abigail (Worth) Hyde of Sharon. She was 
born there November 25, 1762, and died in Ellsworth, September 18, 1810, where 
she was buried. He married (3), September 20, 1813, Mrs. Eleanor (Stuart) 
Brown, who died January 21, 1859, aged eighty-nine, and was buried in Ellsworth. 

Joel Israel Chaffee had a light complexion, and blue eyes. He was a farmer and 
lived in Sharon and Ellsworth, in which latter place he was an active member of 



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the Congregational Church. He fought in the Revolution, enlisting in 1776 in the 
Connecticut Line, and also served as a Private in the War of 1812. September 18, 
1786, he was enrolled as a Freeman in Sharon. On his tombstone in the Ells- 
worth Cemetery is the following inscription : 

"In memory of Joel ChafTee who died February 17, 1844, a Revolutionary 
Soldier. 'Our fathers where are they.' " 

Children, by first wife, born in Sharon : 

+ 1660 i Luther ^ Chaffee, born November 17, 1784; married Polly Peck. 
+ 1661 ii Rachel Chaffee, born April 3, 1786; married Abraham Hall. 

Children, by second wife, the first two born in Sharon, the last five in Ellsworth: 
1662 iii Abigail Chaffee, born February 11, 1788; died in Sharon, February 
12, 1790. 

+ 1663 iv Abigail Chaffee, born July 17, 1790; married Augustus Everett. 

+ 1664 V Clarissa Chaffee, born January 12, 1793; married John B. Lovell. 

1665 vi Lucy Chaffee, born February 16, 1795; died in Ellsworth, October 

26, 1844; buried in Ellsworth, where she kept a store. 

1666 vii Elizabeth Chaffee, born December 31, 1798; died March 4, 1800; 

buried in Ellsworth. 
+ 1667 viii Chauncey Matthew Chaffee, born June 21, 1801; married Mary A. 

Ketchem. 
+ 1668 ix Joel St. John Chaffee, born September 12, 1803; married Betsey 

A. Young. 

634 Mary « Chaffee (Joshua,^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Sharon, Conn., June 10, 1762, and died August 12, 1833. She married William 
Worth, son of William and Abigail (Worth) Hyde. He was born in Sharon, 
March 22, 1771, and died March 26, 1830. They lived in Ellsworth, Conn. 

Child: 

1669 i Mary i Hyde. 

635 Lucy « Chaffee (Joshua,^ Joel,-* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Sharon, Conn., February 12, 1765, and died in Perinton, N. Y., October 29, 
1827. She married in Sharon, Stephen Eaton, a farmer, born in Kent, Conn., in 
1760, died in Perinton, February 22, 1819. They lived in Sharon, then in Duanes- 
burgh, N. Y., and finally moved to Perinton, where both were buried. 

Children, all but the first born in Duanesburgh: 

1670 i Ransom 7 Eaton, born in Sharon, October 21, 1789; married Mercy 

Ann Swift. 

1671 ii Olive Eaton, born January 13, 1792; married Colonel Levi Treadwell. 

1672 iii Joshua Chaffee Eaton, born March 22, 1795; married in 1821 (1), Amy 

Slocum; (2) Mary Newell; (3) Mrs Pricilla (Ruff) Frisbie. 

1673 iv Silas Eaton, born February 22, 1798; married Eliza Reed. 

1674 V Mary Eaton, born April 29, 1801; married (1) Samuel M. Hanford; (2) 

James Armstrong. 

1675 vi Lucy Eaton, born December 16, 1806; married (1) James Hervey Han- 

ford; (2) Dyer Ramsdell. 
For further information see Whitney Genealogy. 

637 Lovina e (Vinie) Chaffee (Joshua,^ Joel,* John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Sharon, Conn., December 26, 1770, and died July 4, 1839. She married 
there, December 10, 1789, Elijah, son of Sluman and Deborah (Simonds) Abel 
of Sharon. He was born there, December 28, 1766, and died in Salisbury, Conn., 



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May 15, 1822. Both husband and wife were members of the Congregational church, 
with which Mr. Abel united at the age of fifty, and of which he was a strong sup- 
porter. He was a farmer and mason, a man of public spirit and a good citizen. 
They lived in Salisbury. 

Children, the first born in Sharon, the rest in Salisbury: 

1676 i Harriet ^ Abel, born November 11, 1791 ; married EHjah S. Frisbee. 

1677 ii Hiram Abel, born December 20, 1798; married Ruhama White. 

1678 iii Julia Abel born April 7, 1803; married Halsey Tibbals. 

1679 iv Olivia Abel, born December 12, 1813; married Morris Goodsell. 
For further information see Whitney Genealogy. 

638 Olive ^ Chaffee (Joshua,^ Joel,* John,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Sharon, Conn., October 17, 1774, and died. She married (1), March 29, 1796, 
Joshua Studley, Jr., who died. She married (2) Amos Seymour. 

Children : 

1680 i Maria 7 Studley. 

1681 ii Henry Seymour. 

1682 iii Sarah Seymour. 

Two other children, names unknown. 

639 Lettice ' Chaffee (Joshua, ^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas was born in 
Sharon, Conn., September 3, 1777, and died in Perinton, N. Y. She married 
Nathan Norton and they settled in Perinton, where both died. 

Children : 

1683 i Ansell ^ Norton, residence, November, 1876, Michigan. 

1684 ii Mary Norton, married Herinton. 

1685 iii Rebecca Norton, married Burr. 

1686 iv Nathan Munroe Norton, born in Perinton, October 17, 1817; residence, 

March, 1877, Grass Lake, Mich.; unmarried. 

640 Joshua Bignall « Chaffee (Joshua, ^ Joel,* John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas 1) was 
born in Sharon, Conn., March 8, 1781, and died in Ellsworth, Conn., March 11, 
1832; he married (1) there, June 4, 1809, Anna, daughter of Deacon Amos and 
Sarah (Cook) Seymour of Ellsworth. She died there, June 4, 1819, aged thirty-one. 
Joshua B. Chaffee married (2), December 25, 1820, Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Sarah (Bell) Birdsey of Stratford, Conn. She was born in Cornwall, Conn., 
September 29, 1791, and died August 28, 1886. After her first husband's death 
she married (2), March 23, 1840, Major Samuel E. Everitt. At the time of her 
death she lived in Ellsworth. 

Joshua Bignall Chaffee was a farmer and lived in Ellsworth. He had a dark 
complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was for 
several years Selectman of Sharon, and at the time of his death was a Justice of 
the Peace there. He and both wives were buried in Ellsworth. 
Children, by first wife, born in Ellsworth: 

1687 i Elmore 7 Chaffee, born April 26, 1810; died in Poughkeepsie. N. Y., 
August 10, 1834; married in Ellsworth, February 20, 1834, Esther, 
daughter of Aaron and Polly Dunbar; no children; she died in 
Preble, N. Y., August 25, 1839, aged twenty-seven; both were 
buried in Ellsworth; he studied law in Yale College, but never 
practiced. 
-[-1688 ii Jerome Seymour Chaffee, born December 14, 1814; married Aritta 
L. Stuart. 



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Children, by second wife, born in Ellsworth: 

1689 iii Mary Chaffee, born March 18, 1822; died in Ellsworth, April 9, 1828; 
was buried there. 
+ 1690 iv Eben Whitney Chaffee, born January 19, 1824; married Amanda 
Fuller. 

646 Didymus ^ Hewlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 
Thomas i) was born in Woodstock, Conn., April 4, 1760, and died. He married 
(1), September 29, 1785, Alice Marcy, who died June 6, 1795, aged thirty-one. 
He married (2) Polly Preston. 

Children, by first wife: 

1691 i Sally ^ Howlett, born in 1786; died. 

1692 ii Lemuel Howlett, born January 14, 1788; died. 

1693 iii Sylvester Howlett, born February 20, 1790; died. 

1694 iv Nathan Howlett, born December 6, 1791; died. 

1695 V Lydia Howlett, born January 25, 1793; died. 
Children, by second wife: 

1696 vi Polly Howlett, born April 17, 1797; died. 

1697 vii Didymus Howlett, Jr., born September 22, 1798; died. 

1698 viii Eleazer Howlett, died. 

647 John « Howlett, Jr. (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 
Thomas 1), was born in Woodstock, Conn., October 11, 1762, and died Septem- 
ber 19, 1837. He married, July 15, 1787, Annah, daughter of John and Dorothy 
Sanger, born November 12, 1761, died June 26, 1840. 

Children : 

+ 1699 i John 7 Howlett, Jr., married Betsey Howlett (1706). 
+ 1700 ii Charles Howlett, born December 13, 1789; married Lucy Parker. 
+ 1701 iii Nancy Howlett, born July 12, 1790; married George Thomson. 
1702 iv Lucinda Howlett, born February 28, 1797; married, June 11, 1821, 
Stephen Kingsbury. 
+ 1703 V Alice Howlett, born April 2, 1798; married Joshua Healey. 
1704 vi Amanda Howlett, born June 10, 1806; married, October 5, 1835, Luke 
B. Tilton, born March 4, 1808. 

648 Ebenezer « Howlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, Conn., February 29, 1764 (?), and died. He 
married, September 2, 1792, Lois Lewis. 

Children : 

1705 i Lucy ^ Howlett, born September 8, 1793; married; died. 

1706 ii Betsey Howlett, married John Howlett, Jr. (See 1699.) 

1707 iii Asa Howlett, born July 16, 1796; died. 

1708 iv Ebenezer Howlett, Jr., born May 27, 1798; died. 

1709 V Keziah Howlett, born July 2, 1800; died; married Baker. 

1710 vi Laura Howlett, born July 2, 1802 (?) ; died. 

1711 vii Pearley Howlett, born August 18, 1804; died. 

1712 viii Orrin Lewis Howlett, born June 1, 1806; died. 

1713 ix Mary Ann Howlett, born March 18, 1808. 

1714 X George Howlett, born February 26, 1810. 

1715 xi Hannah Howlett, born June 13, 1812. 

1716 xii Daniel Howlett, born December 5, 1814; married. 

1717 xiii Lois A. Howlett, born September 11, 1817. 

1718 xiv Adaline Howlett, born May 13, 1819. 



SIXTH GENERATION 195 

652 Tabithao Hewlett (Rebeccas Chaffee, Ebenezer/ John,3 Joseph,2 
Thomas i) died. She married Comfort Clapham. 

Children : 

1719 i Eunice ^ Clapham, married Packard. 

1720 ii Hannah Clapham, died young. 

653 Mary e Hewlett (Rebecca e Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i), 
died. She married Edmund Tiffany. 

Children : 

1721 i Lucy ^ Tiffany, married Whittemore. 

1722 ii Judson Tiffany, died. 

1723 iii Prelate Tiffany. 

654 Rebecca ^ Hewlett (Rebecca ^ Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 
Thomas i), died. She married, February 22, 1802, Samuel Lyon. 

Children : 

+ 1724 i Elijah ^ Lyon, married Laura KingsburJ^ 

172.5 ii Emeline Lyon, 

1726 iii Otis Lyon. 

1727 iv Marietta Lyon. 

1728 V Sarah Lyon. 

1729 vi George Lyon. 

665 Alfred ^ Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,'' John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., July 5, 1765, and died in Grafton, Vt., August 19, 1835. 
He married in Putney, Vt., February 28, 1796, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin 
Woodward of Sturbridge, Mass. She died July 10, 1832, and was buried in Graf- 
ton. Alfred Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church, 
February 24, 1771, and later in life joined the Methodist Church, of which his 
wife was also a member. He had blue eyes and was of medium height. He sold 
land in Grafton in 1814 and 1817, and had a large quarry of soapstone on his farm 
there, which he sold November 12, 1825. He was a farmer. 

Children, all but the first and the last known to have been born in Grafton: 

1730 i Lyman ^ Chaffee, born August 13, 1799; died August 25, 1800; buried 

in Athens, Vt. 

1731 ii EHzabeth Chaffee, born October 9, 1801 ; died; residence, 1891, Chelms- 

ford, Mass. 

1732 iii Belinda Chaffee, born January 1, 1804; died; united with the Congre- 

gational Church in Grafton, January 4, 1835; a member of the 
Fourth Congregational Church, Lowell, Mass., where she Hved; 
unmarried in 1886. 
+ 1733 iv David Chaffee, born September 1, 1805; married. 

1734 V Sarah Chaffee, born October 7, 1807; died; residence, 1891, Chelmsford. 

1735 vi Abigail Chaffee, died September 10, 1871; united with the Congre- 

gational Church in Grafton, November 2, 1835. 

666 David e Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., July 5, 1765, and died in Boston, Erie County, N, Y., March 27, 
1835. He married in Belvidere, Vt., Anna, daughter of Captain Charles Johnson, 
a Revolutionary officer. She died January 27, 1827, and was buried in Boston. 
David Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church, Feb- 
ruary 24, 1771. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. 



196 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

He was a Private in the Revolution, serving in the warfare on the Canadian 
border. He owned land in Athens, Vt., in 1802, and moved from Belvidere to 
Boston between 1816 and 1820. He was a farmer and a member of the Presby- 
terian church. 

Children : 

+ 1736 i Chester ^ Chaffee, born October 7, 1791 ; married (1) Abigail ; 

(2) Lydia Jackson. 

1737 ii Orville Chaffee, born May 28, 1793; died. 

1738 iii Orpha Chaffee, born June 15, 1794; died in Boston; married William 

Ranlitt. 
+ 1739 iv Alva Chaffee, born August 16, 1796; married (1) Lydia A. Car- 
penter; (2) Mrs. Mary Stevens. 
1740 V Calvin Chaffee, born September 8, 1799; died in Cahfornia, December 

15, 1850; married Peck. 

-H1741 vi Ezra Chaffee, born May 3, 1802; married Hilda A. Rathbun. 
1742 vii Anna Chaffee, born March 30, 1804; died in Boston, June 19, 1861; 
married Elihu Johnson. 
+ 1743 viii Alfred Chaffee, born April 11, 1806; married EUza Rathbun, 

1744 ix Jerusha Chaffee, born March 15, 1808; died October 28, 1826. 

1745 X Azubah Chaffee, born June 6, 1810; died in Buffalo, N. Y., March 

28, 1846; married William Andre. 

1746 xi Sophronia Chaffee, born April 30, 1813; died in Boston, January 

1, 1863; married Charles Ayers. 

667 Charles 6 Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., May 3, 1767, and died in Rockingham, Vt., April 30, 1823. 
He married in Athens, Vt., Lucy Evans of that place, who died about 1838, and 
was buried in Rockingham. Charles Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock 
Congregational Church, February 24, 1771. He had a light complexion, and was 
six feet, eight inches in height. He was a shoemaker and at the time of his mar- 
riage lived in Athens, where he was buried. 

Children • 

1747 i Azubah ^ Chaffee, married Aaron Hitchcock. 

1748 ii Electa Chaffee, unmarried. 

1749 iii Jerusha Chaffee, married Aaron Hitchcock. 

1750 iv Atlanta Chaffee, unmarried. 

+ 1751 V Nathan Steadman Chaffee, born October 3, 1815; married (1) Betsey 
Conklin; (2) Deborah Conklin. 

1752 vi Welthea Chaffee, died in infancy. 

668 Rufus 8 ChafEee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., March 2, 1769, and died in Athens, Vt., April 12, 1857. He 
married there, about 1792, Elizabeth ("Betsey") Stickney of that place. She 
died July 27, 1860, and was buried in Lyndon, Vt. She had a dark complexion, 
blue eyes and black hair. He was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational 
Church, February 24, 1771. He had a light complexion, and blue eyes. He lived 
in Athens, where he was a farmer and a shoemaker ; he was elected Hayward there 
in 1835, and Selectman in 1841 and 1842. 

Children : 

1753 i Abigail ^ Chaffee, born February 5, 1795; died February 5, 1795. 
+ 1754 ii EUsha H. Chaffee, born June 6, 1796; married Catharine Russell. 

1755 iii Sylvanus Chaffee, born in Athens, July 10, 1797; died August 19, 
1800. 



SIXTH GENERATION 197 

+ 1756 iv Eber Kise Chaffee, born December 3, 1799; married Anna D. 

Davis. 
1757 V Elizabeth Chaffee, born January 6, 1804; died in Athens, in 1855; 

married there, Amos Davis; residence, Athens. 
+ 1758 vi Rufus Chaffee, born April 21, 1806; married (1) Susan Russell; (2) 

Experience Porter. 

1759 vii Zerviah Chaffee, born August 20, 1809; died in Athens, February 

7, 1855; married in Cambridgeport, Vt., Samuel Ober; residence, 
Athens. 

1760 viii Abigail Chaffee, born January 12, 1813; married in Athens, Henry 

Stiles; removed to Illinois; living in 1884. 

1761 ix Harriet Melissa Chaffee, born in Athens, October 30, 1816; died 

December 26, 1816. 

1762 X Simon Stickney Chaffee, a twin, born in Athens, October 30, 1816; 

died in Colorado ; married in Athens about 1838, Hannah Brown; 
went to Illinois about 1839 with his brother Elisha H., thence 
to Colorado. 

669 Lydia « Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., March 22, 1771, and died in Monmouth, 111., after 1844. She 
married John Oak, who died about 1825. She moved to Illinois about 1844. 

Children : 

1763 i Ezra ^ Oak, married Porter; settled in New York state. 

1764 ii John Oak, Jr., died in Illinois, where he had settled about 1844. 

1765 iii Seth Oak, died in Illinois, where he had settled about 1844. 

1766 iv Lydia Oak, died in Illinois, where she settled about 1844. 

1767 v Samuel Oak, died in Winona, Minn. 

1768 vi Susan Oak, died in early womanhood; married in Athens, Vt., Comfort 

Thrasher. 

1769 vii Charles Oak, died; married Lucy Evans, and had one son and four 

daughters. 

672 Ezra *" Chaffe, Jr. (Ezra,* Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., August 25, 1777, and died in Peterboro, N. Y., January 4, 
1862. He married in Smithfield, N. Y., December 6, 1801, Fanny, daughter of 
Lieutenant David Shipman of New York City, an officer of the Revolution. She 
was born in Newark, N. J., January 19, 1783, died August 26, 1860, and was buried 
in Peterboro. Ezra Chaffe, Jr., was baptized in the West Woodstock Congrega- 
tional Church, October 5, 1777. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was 
five feet, nine and one-half inches in height. He was a farmer and from his sixth 
until his twenty-first year lived in Athens, Vt. In 1798 he moved to New York 
state, where he bought a tract of land in Smithfield, being one of its earliest 
settlers and most valued citizens. Late in life he bought a home in Peterboro. 
He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church, as were also most of 
his children and grandchildren. 

Children : 

1770 i Mary J.7 Chaffe, born October 13, 1802; died March 17, 1872. 
+ 1771 ii Abiel Evans Chaffe, born September 17, 1804; married Abigail 

Harrington. 
+ 1772 iii Jerusha H. Chaffe, born April 3, 1806; married Uriah Farmer. 
+ 1773 iv Ursula Chaffe, born February 24, 1808; married Asa Howard. 
1774 v David Shipman Chaffe, born February 11, 1811; died December 
10, 1850; married Emily Myers. 
+ 1775 vi Melissa Chaffe, born January 28, 1814; married Chauncey Myers. 



198 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 1776 vii Newell Moses Chaffe, born September 25, 1818; married Catherine 
McGregor. 

1777 viii Caroline K. Chaffe, born January 22, 1821 ; died March 22, 1885. 

1778 ix William P. Chaffe, born June 4, 1829; died November 27, 1855. 

673 Abigail « ChafEee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., May 9, 1779, and died August 11, 1813. She married in 
Athens, Vt., May 29, 1806, Reverend Asa Kent, a Methodist minister, born in 
Brookfield, Conn., May 9, 1780, died in New Bedford, Mass., September 1, 1860. 
Abigail Chaffee was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church, 
June 6, 1779, and was buried in New Bedford. Mr. Kent married (2), April 29, 
1814, Susan Earl, who died in May, 1863. 

Children : 

1779 i Joseph Crawford ^ Kent, born April 14, 1807; married Myra Chap- 

man. 

1780 ii Elmira Kent, born January 2, 1810; died November 15, 1841; mar- 

ried Charles Worth. 
+ 1781 iii Abigail Kent, born June 17, 1813; married William Tallman. 

674 Olive « Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., February 20, 1781, and died in Belvidere, Vt., September 13, 
1849. She married Leonard Ames, and lived at one time in Trenton, N. J. She 
was baptized in the West Woodstock Congregational Church, April 22, 1781. 

Children : 

+ 1782 i Abigail '' Ames, married Green. 

+ 1783 ii Jerusha Ames, married William Evarts. 

676 Prudence ^ Chaffee (Ezra,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., September 17, 1782, and died in Grafton, Vt., February 22, 
1843. She married in Athens, Vt., August 22, 1814, David Cottrell, born in Rhode 
Island, August 21, 1781, died in Grafton, December 18, 1839. He had a light 
complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium height. He was a miller and also in 
the lumber business. He served in the War of 1812 as a Private and attended 
the Congregational Church. Prudence Chaffee was baptized in the West Wood- 
stock Congregational Church, October 27, 1782. She and her husband lived in 
Grafton. 

Children ; 

1784 i David Freeman ^ Cottrell, born August 12, 1815; died March 8, 1816. 

1785 ii Adaline Rebecca Cottrell, born February 21, 1817; died October 2, 

1882; married James Dimon of Bristol, R. I. 
+ 1786 iii Mary Cottrell, born January 20, 1819; married Nathan T. Sherwin. 

1787 iv David Harvey Cottrell, born May 28, 1821; died in California, in 

September, 1850, soon after his arrival there. 

1788 V Laura Cottrell, born September 16, 1823; residence, 1891, Bristol, R. I. 

677 Armilla e Chaffee (Ezra,5 Ebenezer,^ John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Athens, Vt., March 7, 1784, and died in Townshend, Vt., May 7, 1864. She 
married (1) in Athens, August 28, 1814, Nathan Willard, born in Woodstock, 
Conn., in 1790, died in Athens, April 13, 1852. He was a farmer and quarryman, 
had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, seven inches in height. She 

married (2) Oakes. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and was 

buried in Athens. 



SIXTH GENERATION 199 

Children : 

1789 i George Norris ^ Willard, born May 11, 1818; died January 4, 1869. 
+ 1790 ii Charles Henry Willard, born February 15, 1825; married (1) Lucretia 
M. Dunton; (2) Sarah J. Dunton; (3) Abby L. Morse. 

679 Lydia « Chaffee (Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Canterbury, Conn., October 8, 1776, and died June 1, 1847, She married, 
March 24, 1796, Luther, son of Ebenezer Spaulding. He was born in Canter- 
bury (in that part now Brooklyn), March 22, 1762, died in Norwich, Conn., Feb- 
ruary 3, 1838, and was buried there. He was a lawyer in Norwich, and was at one 
time Judge of the New London County Court. 

Children : 

1791 i George 7 Spaulding, born March 16, 1797; died November 22, 1858; 

married, February 18, 1824, Helen Maria, daughter of Gad Cowles 
of Farmington, Conn. ; no children ; he graduated from Yale College 
in 1818. 

1792 ii Charles Spaulding, a member of the firm of Barnes and Spaulding, pro- 

prietors of a cork-cutting machine. 

1793 iii A daughter, died in infancy. 

1794 iv A daughter, died ; unmarried. _ 

680 Ethan 8 Chaffee (Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Canterbury, Conn., October 29, 1780, and died there, February 6, 1848. 
He married in Plainfield, Conn., about 1810, Ruby, daughter of Benjamin Bacon 
of that place. She died in Canterbury, January 31, 1873, aged eighty-five years, 
and was buried there. Ethan Chaffee was a farmer and all his life lived in Canter- 
bury, where he bought land December 27, 1806, later buying and selling other 
pieces of land there. 

Children : 

1795 i Lydia SJ Chaffee, born October 9, 1819; residence, 1883, Canterbury; 
unmarried. 
+ 1796 ii Ethan Chaffee, Jr., born May 21, 1821 ; married Mary A. Shedd. 
, + 1797 iii John Chaffee, born July 6, 1823; married Mary A. Fast. 

1798 iv Eliza A. Chaffee, born March 13, 1825; died in Canterbury, June 10, 

1854; unmarried. 

1799 v Horace Bacon Chaffee, born March 31, 1828; died December 10, 1861; 

a cabinetmaker; unmarried. t',,-! 

683 Ebenezer « Sanger (Olive » Chaffee, Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas - 
died. He married his cousin, OHve « Chaffee (681) (Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,* John, 3 
Joseph,2 Thomas i) born in Canterbury, Conn., December 19, 1782, died about 
1820. The records show that February 6, 1813, Olive Chaffee of Canterbury 
bought for $200, twenty-four acres of land in Brooklyn, Conn., the adjoining 
town. Ebenezer Sanger married (2) Eunice Hutchins. 

Child, by first wife : 

1800 i Ebenezer 7 Sanger, Jr., born April 17, 1819. 
Children, by second wife: 

1801 ii Luther Sanger, born April 22, 1821. 

1802 iii George Sanger, born May 18, 1825. 

1803 iv Martin Hutchins Sanger, born April 12, 1827. 

1804 V Hannah Sanger, born December 12, 1830. 

1805 vi Ohve Chaffee Sanger, born August 17, 1833. 



200 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

686 Sarah (" Sally ") Adams « Chafiee (Samuel,^ Ebenezer/ John,3 Joseph,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Woodstock, Conn., July 3, 1784, and died May 13, 1866. 
She married there, November 14, 1825, Wilkes, son of Caleb and Alice Sharpe, 
born in Pomfret, Conn., July 28, 1789, died in Providence, R. I., August 7, 1866, 
He was a livery stable keeper in Providence, where they lived and where Sarah 
Adams (Chaffee) Sharpe was buried. She had black eyes. 

Child: 
+ 1806 i Lucian ^ Sharpe, born March 20, 1830; married Louisa Dexter. 

687 Lucy ^ Chaffee (Samuel," Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., October 1, 1785, and died. She married, December 30, 
1802, Joseph Deans, born August 29, 1778, died April 22, 1838. 

Children, born in Woodstock : 

+ 1807 i Nancy ^ Deans, born October 7, 1803; married Reuben Wells. 

+ 1808 ii Abiel Deans, born October 16, 1805; married Amanda Lillibridge. 

+ 1809 iii Julia Ann Deans, born May 3, 1808; married Pitt Sharpe. 

+ 1810 iv Eliza Deans, born January 11, 1811; married Francis Fitts. 

+ 1811 v Catherine Deans, born April 20, 1819; married Holmes Slade. 

1812 vi Joseph Edwin Deans, born December 3, 1824; married . 

688 Luther *> Chaffee (Samuel, " Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., October 26, 1787, and died in Orwell, Pa., in October, 1856. 
He married (1) in Connecticut, about 1807, Amy, daughter of Joseph Browning 
of that state. She died in 1833, aged forty-two, and was buried in Orwell. She 
was a member of the Universalist church. He married (2) in 1835, Julia, daughter 
of William Waterman. She was born in North Haven, Conn., in 1810, and was 
living in 1892. 

Luther Chaffee had a dark complexion and eyes, black hair, and was five feet, 
ten inches in height. He was a carpenter, joiner and farmer. In 1809 he lived 
in Connecticut and about 1812 moved to Orwell, Pa., with his brother Jason. 
He was a School Director for several terms. He was a Universalist in belief and 
always supported that church. He was noted for his hospitality and his up- 
rightness in all walks of life. 

Children, by first wife: 

1813 i Olive ' Chaffee, died aged twelve. 

+ 1814 ii Albert Chaffee, born September 3, 1810; married Anna Mead. 

+ 1815 iii Samuel Chaffee, born April 20, 1812; married Lavina Goodell. 

1816 iv Eliza Chaffee, born about 1815; died about 1856 or 1857; unmarried, 

+ 1817 V Lois Chaffee, born about 1817; married Nelson Vaness. 

+ 1818 vi Daniel Dwight Chaffee, born October 21, 1819; married Eliza 
Camp. 

1819 vii Fanny Chaffee, born about 1821; died about 1853 (1865); un- 

married. 

1820 viii Cordelia Chaffee, born in February, 1824; died in November, 1888; 

married Ashel Mead; residence, near Meadville, Pa. 
+ 1821 ix Ezra Chaffee, born January 27, 1827; married (1) Mary A. Smith; 

(2) Susan A. Whitney. 
+ 1822 X Henry Leander Chaffee, born about 1829; married. 
1823 xi Andrew Chaffee, born about 1832; died about 1838. 
+ 1824 xii Leander Alma Chaffee, born January 23, 1833; married Rachel A. 

Siggins. 



SIXTH GENERATION 201 

Children, by second wife: 

1825 xiii Edward Berzilia Chaffee, born May 31, 1837; married in Pennsyl- 
vania, Annette Beecher; he enlisted August 22, 1862, as a 
Private, in Company D, 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, and 
served in the Civil War three years, being mustered out May 
28, 1865; his regiment was in the Army of the Potomac; he was 
ill in hospitals in New York and Philadelphia; returned to his 
Pennsylvania home, married and removed to Iowa, where in 
1890 he was living in Union. 

+ 1826 xiv Alice Emily Chaffee, born July 2, 1839; married George N. Johnson. 

+ 1827 XV Isabelle Lucy Chaffee, born January 17, 1842; married Edwin H. 
Johnson. 

689 Polly 8 Chaffee (Samuel,^ Ebenezer,^ John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., May 3, 1789, and died. She married (1) Daniel Browning, 
who died; she married (2) Artemas Johnson. 

Children : 

1828 i Mary ^ Browning. 

1829 ii Sally Browning. 

1830 iii Harmon D. Browning. 

1831 iv Denis Johnson. 

1832 V Wealthy Johnson. 

1833 vi Lucian Johnson. 

1834 vii Nancy Johnson. 

690 Miranda * Chaffee (Samuel,^ Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was 
born in Woodstock, Conn., June 3, 1790, and died February 1, 1869. She married 
in Orwell, Pa., September 21, 1817, Theron Wells, a carpenter and farmer, born 
in New Hartford, November 14, 1794, died in Orwell. He had a sandy complexion, 
gray eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. They lived in Orwell, where 
she was buried. 

Children : 

1835 i Lois S.^ Wells, born February 2, 1819; married Levi Gilbert. 

1836 ii Samuel C. Wells, born March 10, 1821; died April 13, 1886; married, 

July 3, 1847, Maria Block. 

1837 iii Sanford Wells, born July 18, 1824; died March 26, 1888; married M. 

J. DeWitt. 

1838 iv George Washington Wells, born August 18, 1828; died December 

2, 1891; married C. A. Brown; residence, 1890, Potterville, Pa. 
+ 1839 v Edgar Oscar Wells, born September 4, 1833; married (1) Mercia A. 
Dunkerton; (2) Mrs. Ahce A. Lane. 

691 -Danforth 8 Chaffee (Samuel,* Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Woodstock, Conn., March 31, 1793, and died in Mariette, Pa., June 26, 
1820. He married in Bainbridge, N, Y,, September 6, 1817, Edna, daughter of 
Martin Luther of Bennington, Vt., who served all through the Revolution. Mrs. 
Chaffee died May 16, 1891, and was buried in Milledgeville, 111. She was a member 
of the Congregational church. Danforth Chaffee had a dark complexion, and 
black eyes. He was a wagon maker, and in 1817 lived in Orwell, Pa. 

Children : 
+ 1840 i Danford ^ Chaffee, born October 24, 1816; married Deborah Rockwell. 
+ 1841 ii Hiland Danforth Chaffee, born July 23, 1819; married Eliza E. Hum- 
phrey. 



202 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

692 Jason ^ Chaffee (Samuel, ^ Ebenezer,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 

in Woodstock, Conn., June 9, 1794, and died in Susquehanna, Pa., June 6, 

(after 1879)., He married in Orwell, Pa., about 1821, Fanny, daughter of Chester 
Gridley of Orwell, where she died June 2, 1851, and where she was buried. She 
was a member of the Episcopal Church. 

Jason Chaffee served as a fifer, in the War of 1812 under Commander Jacob 
Lyon, in New London, Conn., from June 21 to June 24, 1813, He was a farmer 
and hotel-keeper. At the time of his marriage he lived in Orwell, and later in 
Susquehanna, Wysox, Myersburg, Le Raysville and Rome (all in Pennsylvania), 
where he kept a hotel for twenty-five years. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, 
and was five feet, eleven inches in height. He united with the Universalist Church 
at the age of forty-five. At the age of eighty-five he could still play on the flute 
and organ. 

Children : 
+ 1842 i Chester Gridley ^ Chaffee, born October 26, 1822; married Frances 
V. Rose. 

1843 ii Sally Chaffee, born in 1824; died in 1868. 

1844 iii Fannie Chaffee. 

1845 iv Jason Chaffee, Jr. 

1846 V Edgar Chaffee, born in 1842; died in 1875; residence, Houtzdale, Pa. 

693 Lucinda » Chaffee (Samuel,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Woodstock, Conn., May 18, 1796, and died. She married there, March 30, 
1820, Walter, Jr., son of Walter and Lutheda (Franklin) Tucker. He was born 
in Woodstock, October 10, 1797, and died about 1868 or 1869. Mr. and Mrs. 
Tucker moved to Orwell, Bradford County, Pa., after their marriage, and also 
lived in Athens, Pa. Lucinda (Chaffee) Tucker had a dark complexion, and black 
eyes. Mr. Tucker married again after her death. 

Children : 

1847 i EHza Jane ^ Tucker, born December 26, 1820; married. 

1848 ii Mason T. Tucker, born December 25, 1822; married. 

1849 iii Anson A. Tucker, born November 5, 1824; married Sophia Haggerty. 

1850 iv Lucy Angeline Tucker, born November 6, 1826; married George Wood. 

1851 V Maria Ann Tucker, born May 18, 1829; married Daniel Vangorder. 

1852 vi Sylvia Albina Tucker, born July 1, 1831 ; married Wallace W. Wells. 

1853 vii Sarah (Sally) Almeda Tucker, born September 25, 1833; married George 

Lameraux. 

1854 viii Alida Irene Tucker, born February 19, 1836; married Daniel L. Coburn. 

For further descendants see Tucker Gcncalogij, by Ephraim Tucker. 

694 Ebenezer ^ Chaffee (Samuel,^ Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Woodstock, Conn., September 18, 1797, and died in Alton, N. Y., June 17, 
1864. He married in Cheshire, Mass., April 11, 1821, Phila, daughter of Jonathan 
and Lettice Farnum of that place. She was a Quakeress. Ebenezer Chaffee had 
a dark complexion, and black eyes. February 10, 1835, he bought land in Hart- 
wick, N. Y., for $4,024, and sold land there in 1842. He was a blacksmith and 
for twenty-five years held the office of Postmaster. He was living in Afton at the 
time of his death, which was sudden. He was found dead in a field, with his 
faithful dog whining beside his body. He was buried in Afton, where he was highly 
respected for his honesty and industry. 



SIXTH GENERATION 203 

Children : 

1855 i Catharine Eliza ^ Chaffee, born January 1, 1824 (January 29, 1823); 

married, January 29, 1846, George Kirby. 

1856 ii Achsah Malvina Chaffee, born July 6, 1826 (July 10, 1824) ; died in 

Milford, N. Y., in 1884, suddenly; married, February 17, 1844, 
Cortland C. Wilcox; residence, Milford. 
+ 1857 iii John Dwight Chaffee, born February 16, 1828 (February 18, 1827); 
married Maria L. Wilcox. 

1858 iv Maria Farnum Chaffee, born September 22, 1830; died April 9, 1835. 

1859 V Aim Maria Chaffee, born April 22, 1837 (April 11, 1836); married 

William Landers. 

1860 vi Mary Farnum Chaffee, born September 15, 1840 (September 12, 1843) ; 

married Zenas Tarbel. 

695 Alice *• Chaffee (Samuel, ^ Ebenezer,* John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born, 
in Woodstock, Conn., July 18, 1799, and died. She married (1) in Charlton 
Mass., May 10, 1829, Josiah Conant, a millwright of Dudley, Mass., where she 
also lived. He was born there, December 7, 1804, and died in Woodstock, Au- 
gust 7, 1839. They lived in Dudley and Woodstock. She married (2) and moved 
to Michigan. She was a Universalist, had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was 
quite tall. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 

1861 i Pitt Chaffee 7 Conant, born November 26, 1834; died in Woodstock, 

September 1, 1844. 

1862 ii Emily Conant, born November 6, 1839; died November 26, 1839. 

697 Eliza ^ Chafiee (Samuel,* Ebenezer,* John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas ') was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., April 2, 1803, and died. She married there. May 17, 1825, 
Asa, Jr., son of Asa Robinson. He was born March 5, 1798. She had black eyes, 
and was a member of the Universalist Church. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 

1863 i George Fred ^ Robinson, born January 6, 1826; residence, 1890, Cali- 

fornia. 

1864 ii Helen Robinson, born May 6, 1827; married, March 13, 1848, Edward 

Whipple Mixer, born July 25, 1822. 

1865 iii Elizabeth Robinson, born December 28, 1829. 

698 Ezra « Chaffee (Samuel, * Ebenezer,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., April 12, 1806, and died in Cooperstown, N. Y., May 23, 
1837. He married, June 24, 1827, Sylvia Albina, daughter of Joseph and Lucy 
(Leland) Bennett of Cheshire, Mass. She was born April 6, 1810, died July 7, 
1875, and was buried in Binghamton, N. Y. She was a member of the Metho- 
dist Church and later of the Universalist Church, of which Mr. Chaffee was also 
a member. After his death she married (2), February 26, 1839, Merlin Jackson of 
Afton, N. Y, In 1831, Ezra Chaffee was living in Cheshire, on February 19th of 
that year buying for $275, land in Middlefield, N. Y., where he soon settled, as 
in 1832, when buying more land there, he is spoken of as of "Middlefield." He 
sold land there in 1834, when he is spoken of as of Otsego, N. Y. He had a light 
complexion and peculiar eyes, one being blue and one black. He was a black- 
smith and held the office of Commissioner of Deeds in 1835. His will, made May 13, 
1837, was probated in Cooperstown, June 10th of that year, and mentions his 



204 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

widow and son. The executors were his brother Ebenezer and Joseph Bennett. 
His gravestone in the Cooperstown Cemetery tells the passer-by that he died 
" Rejoicing in the faith of the World's Salvation." 
Children : 

+ 1866 i Joseph Bennett ^ Chaffee, born June 4, 1830; married Sarah E. Rogers. 
1867 ii Everett L. Chaffee, born about January, 1834; died September 21, 
1835; aged one year and nine months; buried in Cooperstown. 

702 Mary ^ Chaffee (Hezekiah,^ Hezekiah,* John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was 
born about 1760, and died in Windsor, Conn., October 7, 1846, aged eighty-six. 
She married, November 7, 1784, as his third wife. Captain James, son of Nathaniel 
Hooker. He was born about 1742, and died December 10, 1805, aged sixty-three. 
They lived in Rochester, N. Y., or near by. After his death Mary (Chaffee) Hooper 
returned to Windsor, where she lived with her sister Hepzibah. She was buried 
in the Windsor Cemetery. 

Children, born in or near Rochester: 

1868 i Dolly Goodwin ^ Hooker, born July 30, 1787; died in Rochester, Feb- 

ruary 15, 1850; married, June 24, 1803, Judge Elisha Beebe, son 
of Elisha and Mary (Beebe) Strong of Windsor; he was born in 
Hartford, Conn., November 27, 1788; died October 14, 1867. 
[For further descendants see Strong Genealogy.] 

1869 ii Alexander Allen Hooker, died; married Lucy Case. 

1870 iii James Hooker, died ; married Helen S. Read. 

1871 iv Horace Hooker, died; married Helen Wolcott. 

1872 V Henry Thomas Hooker, died; married Mary B. Cobb. 

1873 vi Hannah Allen Hooker, died; married Reverend Andrew Yates. 

1874 vii Mary Chaffee Hooker, died; married James C. McGofiin. 

1875 viii Eliza Hooker, died; unmarried. 

703 Hezekiah « ChafEee, Jr. (Hezekiah,^ Hezekiah,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), 
was born in Windsor, Conn., March 21, 1762, and died there, October 18, 1821. 
He married (1) in September, 1785, Charlotte, daughter of Hezekiah Bradley of 
Greenfield and Fairfield, Conn., She was born July 15 1764, and died in 1812, 
her death being recorded on the monument over her husband's grave in the old 
cemetery, Windsor, as follows: 

"Mrs. Charlotte Chaffee wife of Doct. Hezekiah Chaffee, Jr. and daughter of 
Hezekiah Bradley Esq. of Fairfield, died March 24, 1812, aged 48." 

Doctor Chaffee married (2), December 25, 1814, Abigail Talcott born in 1784. 
She married after his death Deacon Jasper Morgan, and died January 31, 
1832. 

The following Revolutionary record is thought to refer to Doctor Chaffee: 

"Chaffey, Hezekiah. Private, Capt. Hezekiah Russell's (2d) co. of volunteers, 
2d Hampshire Co. regt. ; service, 6 days, by order of Elisha Porter, Sherriff, against 
the insurgents at Northampton May 6, June 15, 16, and 17, 1782, at Springfield 
June 12, 1782, and at Hadley June 13, 1782." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
in the War of the Revolution.] 

October 7, 1785, Doctor Chaffee bought of Aaron Meacham of Enfield, Conn., 
for £24, a house in Somers and he sold land there to Amariah Kibbe for £160, 
the deed being recorded July 1, 1805. February 22, 1790, Jack I. Pell, a negro 
servant of Doctor Chaffee's, was baptized in the Congregational Church on pro- 
fession of faith. 



SIXTH GENERATION 205 

The original of the following letter addressed by Doctor Chaffee to "Mrs. Char- 
lotte Chaffee, Greenfield, Conn." is preserved by one of their descendants. Mrs. 
Chaffee was evidently visiting her parents: 

"Windsor June 1st 1796. 
"My Dear. 

"You will recollect I told you not long since I dreamed I was a Preacher 
knowing you to have considerable faith in dreams. I have concluded to actually 
turn Preacher, & will address my first sermon to you & will faithfully promise to 
preach to none else, until I see what effect my sermon will produce. I shall take 
my text in the 2nd chapter of the songs of Soloman beginning at the last clause 
of the 10th verse to the end of the 13th inclusive 'Rise up my love my fair one & 
come away. For lo the Winter is past the rain is over & gone, the flowers appear 
on the earth, the time of the singing of the birds is come the voice of the turtle is 
heard in our land, the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, & the vines with the 
tender grape give a good smell. Arise my. love my fair one, & come away' — 
Soloman fully sensible of the pleasures & enjoyments of social live, was placed 
by the absence of his beloved, in a situation that debared him from the present 
enjoyment of her company. He addresses himself to her in the most beautiful 
& persuasive manner — 'Rise up my love &c.,' setting forth the beauties and 
fragrance of the season, to allure the senses & making love in the most delicate 
manner to captivate the soul, uniting all the adress that was in the power of man 
to solicit the return of his beloved. — We must believe Soloman was strongly im- 
pressed with the belief in what God said to Adam (Genesis 2nd Chapter 18th verse) 
' It is not good that man should be alone ' — For my own part, taking these passages 
of Scripture together, and reasoning from my own feelings I am abundantly 
convinced of the truth, & sufficiently feel the force of conviction. That this may 
produce the like effect on you, & that you may prove your faith by works I shall 
conclude with the words of my text — Rise up my love my fair one and come away. 

H. C." 

Doctor Chaffee's will, recorded in Hartford, Conn., was made December 19, 
1818. The legatees were his wife, Abigail, his sons, Hezekiah B. and Samuel G., 
and his daughter Abigail S. Loomis, to whom he left "my negro slave Nancy." 
The inventory of the estate was taken November 6, 1821. Doctor Chaffee lived in 
Windsor where the monument over his grave reads as follows: 

"Hezekiah Chaffee, Jr. died October 18, 1821, aged 60, eminently skillful in 
his profession, beloved and esteemed for his virtues, his death was deeply felt 
and universally regretted, a tribute of fiUial love." 

Children, by first wife : 

+ 1876 i Abigail Sherwood ^ Chaffee, born April 24, 1787; married Colonel 
James Loomis. 
1877 ii Hezekiah Bradley Chaffee, born March 3, 1789; died December 13, 
1864; baptized in the Windsor Congregational Church, June 28, 
1789; unmarried; graduated from Yale College in 1809; was in 
mercantile business in Hartford with his brother for many years ; 
in 1828 he sold to William Winterton, tailor, of New York City 
for $2,000, lots in Oswego, N. Y.; at one time he hved in New 
York City. 

+ 1878 iii Samuel Griswold Chaffee, born May 15, 1791; married (1) Rebecca 
Phelps; (2) Julia Lombard. 

706 Lucinda « Chaffee (Simeon,^ John,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in South Wilbraham, Mass., October 21, 1766, and died July 10, 1838. She mar- 
ried there, August 31, 1797, Daniel Murphy, Jr., of Springfield, Mass. Their 
intention of marriage was published in South Wilbraham, March 20, 1797, where 
she was then living, and where she was buried. 



206 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children : 

1879 i Cornelius Davis ^ Murphy, went to sea, and was never again heard of. 

1880 ii John Washington Murphy, born about 1803, died in Williamstown, 

Mass., May 26, 1836, aged thirty three; married Eliza . 

1881 iii Love Murphy, died in the South; married in Wilbraham, George Gager, 

who died; she went South. 

1882 iv Minerva Murphy, died in Hartford, Conn.; married Arlow Collins, who 

died in Hartford; had two sons and a daughter. 

708 Willard ^ ChafEee (Simeon, ^ John,* John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born 
in South Wilbraham, Mass., November 7, 1770, and died there, May 20, 1840. 
He married in Norwich, Conn., February 26, 1804, Lois Fuller of Norwich, born 
August 31, 1773. The trip from the home of the bride's father in Norwich to her 
new home in South Wilbraham is said to have been made on horseback, the bride 
riding on a pillion behind her husband. She died in South Wilbraham, July 24, 
1848, where both were buried. She was a zealous Methodist. It is recorded that 
Willard Chaffee of Wilbraham, "yeoman, " bought of Zadock Stebbins of the same 
place, " cordwainer, " land in Wilbraham, March 23, 1798, for the sum of $660.66, 
and that in 1803 and 1818, being then of South Wilbraham, he bought land in 
Stafford, Conn. He was a farmer. 

Children, born in South Wilbraham : 

+ 1883 i Edward Willard ^ Chaffee, born December 5, 1804; married Ehza 
Davis. 
1884 ii Edwin Mascraft Chaffee, a twin, born December 5 1804; died March 
23, 1805 ; buried in South Wilbraham, where, in the Congregational 
Church, he had been baptized, January 17, 1805. 

+ 1885 iii Eliza Chaffee, born January 20, 1807; married Titus Amidon. 

711 Simeon <> ChafEee, Jr. (Simeon,^ John,* John, 3 Joseph, ^ Thomas i), was born 
in South Wilbraham, Mass., September 10, 1776, and died there, September 17, 
1825. He married in Washington, Mass., April 2, 1802, Fanny Elmer Chaffee 
(1570) (Asa,« Asa,5 Joseph,* John,3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) born in Somers, Conn., 
January 27, 1780, died in South Wilbraham, October 9, 1855. She was baptized 
in the Wilbraham Congregational Church, May 27, 1792. In 1838 she was living 
in Palmer, Mass. Simeon Chaffee was a farmer and mason, and lived in South 
Wilbraham, where both he and his wife were buried. 

Children, born in South Wilbraham: 

1886 i A son,7 born June 6, 1804; died June 6, 1804. 

1887 ii Lucetta Davis Chaffee, born October 14, 1805; died in South Wilbra- 

ham, May 28, 1887; married there, October 3, 1836, Ebenezer 
Howlett of Stafford, Conn., a widower with a daughter; he was 
born May 28, 1797, and died in South Wilbraham, May 28, 1881, 
on his eighty-fourth birthday of heart disease; Lucetta Davis 
(Chaffee) Howlett died on the sixth anniversary of his death; 
and both were buried in South Wilbraham, on Memorial Day, 
six years apart; they had no children and Mrs Howlett willed 
the homestead to her niece, Louise E. (Chaffee) Chamberlin 
(4066) ; a large part of her property she left to the Methodist 
Church, of which she was a member and to which she gave a 
bell and a generous contribution for the Sunday School library, 
just before her death, which occurred as the result of injuries 
received from a pair of runaway horses. 



SIXTH GENERATION 207 

1888 iii Electa Elmer Chaffee, born May 17, 1807 ; died April 3, 1881 ; married 
in Somers, June 8, 1840, Roswell Graves, a widower with a son 
and daughter; he was born October 6, 1806, and died in Indian 

Orchard, Mass., February 12, ; they had no children. 

+ 1889 iv Reuben Howlett Chaffee, born March 22, 1809; married (1) Esther 
A. Truden ; (2) Caroline . 

1890 V Marvin Chaffee, born September 11, 1810; died February 10, 1811. 

1891 vi Harriet Chaffee, born April 3, 1812; died in Ware, Mass., March 11, 

1883; married (1) in Palmer, May G, 1841, Aaron Graves of New 
York City, born in Martinsburg, N. Y., November 10, 1808, 
died in Jacksonville, Fla., December 27, 1874; she was his third 
wife; he had three children by his first wife; Harriet (Chaffee) 
Graves married (2) in Palmer, November 9, 1875, William Snell 
(third wife) w^ho had three daughters and a son, all born in 
Ware, by his first wife; in 1838, Harriet Chaffee lived in Palmer; 
she died of a paralytic shock; she had no children. 

+ 1892 vii Thirza Chaffee, born October 31, 1813; married Daniel S. Collins. 
1893 viii Abdel Newbury Chaffee, born August 22, 1816; died January 6, 
1817. 

+ 1894 ix Elam Newbury Chaffee, born April 1, 1818; married Sarah Holt. 

713 Noah ^ Chaffee (Simeon, ^ John,'* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., October 19, 1780, and died in Albion, Orleans County, 
N. Y. He married about 1805 Freelove Edgerton of Monson, their intention of 
marriage being published in South Wilbraham, February 4, 1805. He was then 
living in South Wilbraham, but afterward moved to Albion, where he was living 
as early as 1823. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

+ 1895 i Caroline ^ Chaffee, married Alonzo Rice. 

+ 1896 ii HoUis Worthington Chaffee, born January 4, 1812; married Susan 
Thomas. 

716 Emery « Chaffee (Simeon, ^ John,^ John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas *) was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., October 5, 1786, and died in Stafford, Conn., Septem- 
ber 21, 1871. He married (1) in South 'Wilbraham, October 6, 1814, Keziah, 
daughter of Jonathan Harwood of Stafford, Conn,, their marriage intention being 
published in South Wilbraham, September 22, 1814. She died March 14, 1821, 
aged thirty-four, and he married (2) in Stafford, December 6, 1821, her sister 
Lura Harwood, their marriage intention being entered in South Wilbraham, 
November 17, 1821. She died May 3, 1868, aged seventy-five. Emery Chaffee 
had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He 
was a farmer and lived in his native town at the time of both marriages, and at 
least until after the births of his children. At the time of his death he was living 
in Stafford. He and both his wives were buried in South Wilbraham. They were 
all members of the Congregational Church, Lura (Harwood) Chaffee having re- 
ceived a letter of dismissal from the Second Church of Christ in Stafford to the 
South Wilbraham Congregational Church, July 3, 1823. 

Children, by first wife, born in South Wilbraham: 

+ 1897 i Zelotes Emery ^ Chaffee, born September 17, 1815; married Hannah 
S. Snell. 
1898 ii Mertilla Keziah Chaffee, born June 23, 1818; died September 9, 1830; 
buried in South Wilbraham, where, in the Congregationa Church, 
she was baptized September 19, 1824. 



208 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children, by second wife, born in South Wilbraham : 

+ 1899 iii FrankUn Dexter Chaffee, born April 16, 1824; married (1) Emeline 

C. Hurlbert; (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Pease. 
+ 1900 iv Edwin Stearns Chaffee, born April 13, 1828; married Hannah A. Cady. 

1901 V Lura Clarinda Chaffee, born July 14, 1829; died February 29, 1852; 

married, November 27, 1849, Anson C, son of Charles and Frances 
(Rice) Brewer of Wilbraham; no children. 

1902 vi Henry Winslow Chaffee, born December 22 1835; died March 7, 1837; 

was buried in South Wilbraham. 

718 Amos 8 ChaflEee, Jr. (Amos, 5 John,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), was born in 
South Wilbraham, Mass., May 13, 1773, and died in Rochester, Vt., May 15, 1844. 
He married (1) in Stafford, Conn., January 1, 1795, Betsey Harwood of Connecti- 
cut, who died and was buried in Waterbury, Vt. He married (2) Rachel Gubtil, 
who died in Waterbury, and was buried there. He married (3) Mrs. Lydia (Beck- 
with) Richardson, who died in Rochester, and was buried there. He had a light 
complexion, blue eyes, was five feet, nine and one-half inches in height, and of a 
cheerful and hopeful disposition. In 1795 and 1797 he bought land in Stafford, 
where he was then living. In 1807 he bought land in Bellows Falls, Vt., which 
he sold in 1811. In 1819 he was living in Rockingham, Vt., when he sold land in 
Brookline, Vt., April 26th. He also lived in Westminster, Vt., Waterbury and 
Rochester. He was a farmer and a cooper, and a member of the Methodist Church. 

Children, by first wife: 

1903 i Clarissa ^ Chaffee, born in Stafford, November 9, 1795; died January 

19, 1875; married Edward Goodell. 
-I- 1904 ii Orrin (ihaffee, married Abigail Hodgkins. 

1905 iii Laura Chaffee, born July 1, 1797; died February 10, 1856; married 

Ezra McCollom. 

1906 iv Lucinda Chaffee, born in Athens, Vt., July 10, 1801; died. 

1907 V Minerva Chaffee, married John McCollom. 

Children, by second wife : 

1908 vi Julia Ann Chaffee, died September 2, 1871; married Amasa Eaton. 

1909 vii Elizabeth (Betsey) Chaffee, died October 15, 1867; married William 

McCollom. 

1910 viii Nancy Brown Chaffee, died March 9, 1883; married Amasa A. Fisk. 

1911 ix Almira Chaffee, died December 5, 1845; married William McCollom. 

1912 x Jane Chaffee, married Heber Chamberlin. 

-1-1913 xi William Carey Chaffee, born September 30, 1821; married (1) Esther 
P. Sylvester; (2) Susan M. Lowell. 

1914 xii Lydia Chaffee, married Oilman McNeal. 

1915 xiii Maryette Chaffee, died February 14, 1886; married Thomas F. Clark. 

720 John 6 Chaffee (Amos,^ John,* John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Stafford, Conn., September 3, 1778, and died in Rochester, Vt., March 14, 1850. 
He married in Athens, Vt., March 22, 1801, Sally, daughter of John Evans of 
that place. She died November 9, 1852, and was buried in Rochester. 

John Chaffee was a farmer, surveyor and teacher. He had a light complexion, 
blue eyes, and was six feet in height. In 1801 he was living in Athens, where in 
1805 he held the office of Lister and in 1806 and 1807 that of Selectman. At 
various times he held nearly all the elective town offices in Rochester. He and 
his wife were for years members of the Congregational Church, but later joined 
the Universalist Church. 



SIXTH GENERATION 209 

Children, the first three born in Athens: 

1916 i Fanny "> Chaffee, born March 17, 1802; died in Rochester, March 13, 

1850; married Wilham Huntoon. 

1917 ii Marcia Chaffee, born January 11, 1804; died; married Washington 

Tower, who died before 1891, at which time she was Uving in 
Rochester; she had a hght complexion, blue eyes, and was 
medium in height ; was a member of the Congregational Church. 
+ 1918 iii Leonard Chaffee, born June 28, 1806; married Tryphenia Thurston, 

1919 iv Lyman Chaffee, born October 23, 1808; had a light complexion, blue 

eyes, and was medium in height; when last heard from, in 1830, 
he was teaching school near Springfield, O. 

1920 V Amos Chaffee, born December 2, 1810; died in Rochester, August 

10, 1848; married Hannah Hubbard; he had a light complexion, 

blue eyes, and was of medium height. 
+ 1921 vi John Chaffee, Jr., born May 11, 1813; married Roselle A. Lowell. 
+ 1922 vii Anna Chaffee, born September 29, 1817; married Ebenezer K. 

Richmond. 
1923 viii Esther Chaffee, born April 28, 1820; married William Stone ; residence, 

1891, Rochester. 

721 Leonard Brown « ChafEee (Amos,^ John,* John, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Stafford, Conn., September 2, 1780, and died in Rochester, Vt., Septem- 
ber 10, 1866. He married in Athens, Vt., December 4, 1806, Azubah « Chaffee 
(678) (Ezra,5 Ebenezer,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas of that place, born in Athens, 
October 8, 1787, died in Rochester, October 1, 1858. Leonard B. Chaffee was 
stout, had blue eyes, and was five feet, eleven and one-half inches in height. In 
1797 he moved with his parents from Stafford to Athens, driving the team which 
carried the household goods. He was a farmer and lived in Athens until 1806, 
when he moved to Rochester, where he spent the rest of his life. He was a mem- 
ber of the Congregational Church, and held the town offices of Selectman, Lister 
and Justice of the Peace. 

Children, born in Rochester: 

+ 1924 i Azubah 7 Chaffee, born November 8, 1808 ; married Benjamin Hunton. 

+ 1925 ii John Willard Chaffee, born April 23, 1810; married Lomasy French. 

1926 iii Lucy Chaffee, born October 13, 1812; married Daniel Root. 

1927 iv Abigail Chaffee, born March 4, 1815; died April 1, 1832. 

1928 V Polly Chaffee, born May 25, 1817 ; died March 4, 1885 ; married Mason 

Huntoon. 

1929 vi Gardner Leonard Chaffee, born April 18, 1823; married in Rochester, 

January 1, 1850, Emeline A., daughter of John Morton of that 
place; at that time and in 1891 Mr. Chaffee lived in Rochester, 
where he was a builder; he has a light complexion, gray eyes, 
and is five feet, ten inches in height ; was a member of the State 
Legislature from 1888 to 1890. 
+ 1930 vii Walter Stebbins Chaffee, born September 15, 1831; married Olive 
Worster. 

722 Phineas 6 Stebbins, Jr. (Anna ^ Chaffe, John,* John,3 Joseph, zThomas^), 
was born July 13, 1768, and died November 6, 1822. He married Phebe Dunham, 
who died. 

Children : 

+ 1931 i Oliver ^ Stebbins, married Rachel Dunham. 

1932 ii Orin Stebbins, died; married Burleigh. 

+ 1933 iii Menzies Rayner Stebbins, married Julia Lyman. 



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1934 iv Caroline, born in 1800; died in October, 1823. 

1935 V Isaac Stebbins, died in October, 1823. 

1936 vi Persis Stebbins, married (1) Reuben Cadwell; (2) Ransom Sperry. 

724 Walter « Stebbins (Anna ^ Chaffe, John,* John,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was 
born December 30, 1770, and died April 19, 1855. He married (1), October 6, 
1801, Azubah, daughter of John Carpenter. She died and he married (2), May 1, 
1837, Esther W. King. 

Children, by first wife : 

1937 i Clark Brown ^ Stebbins, born October 8, 1802; died; married Margaret 

Tobey. 

1938 ii Olive Carpenter Stebbins, born March 30, 1804; married Rodolphus 

Chaffee. (See 1616). 
+ 1939 iii William Carpenter Stebbins, born August 13, 1807; married Eliza 
Perrin. 

1940 iv Anna Maria Stebbins, born November 13, 1808; married Alvin 

Day. 

1941 V Almira Waitstill Stebbins, born May 25, 1812; married Horace 

Pease. 

1942 vi Jackson Walter Stebbins, born August 9, 1820; died August 29, 1862; 

married Fanny M. Burt; killed in the second battle of Bull Run, 
during the Civil War. 

1943 vii Stillman Needham Stebbins, born August 19, 1822; died July 15, 

1834; killed by lightning. 

728 Lucina « Stebbins (Anna ^ Chaffe, John,* John, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was 
born September 12, 1780, and died January 28, 1848. She married her cousin, 
Luther, son of Eldad and Ann (Badger) Stebbins. He was born September 29, 
1776, and died August 31, 1825. 

Children : 

+ 1944 i Luther Lester 7 Stebbins, born February 7, 1803; married Sophia 
Shaw. 
1945 ii Lucina Elvira Stebbins, born August 30, 1807; died; married Thomas 
Isham. 

+ 1946 iii Rufus Phineas Stebbins, born March 3, 1810; married Eliza C. Liver- 
more. 

1947 iv Emily Anna Stebbins, born December 17, 1822 ; married John Langdon. 

730 Benjamin « Chaffee (Francis Green,^ Benjamin,* Joseph,^ Joseph,2 
Thomas i) was born hi Ashford, Conn., June 28, 1771, and died. He married 
there, November 29, 1792, Rebecca, daughter of James Whiting. After Benja- 
min Chaffee's death she married (2) Burgess, and had a large family. Ben- 
jamin Chaffee lived in Ashford, and in 1802 was living in Marcellus, N. Y., where, 
on February 24th, he bought for $100, one hundred acres of land. 

Children : 

1948 i Onan7 Chaffee, born in Ashford, September 22, 1793; died; bought 

land in Marcellus, in 1817; unmarried. 
+ 1949 ii Benjamin Chaffee, Jr., born September 27, 1798; married Maria Lewis. 
1950 iii Wilson Chaffee, born in Onondaga County, N. Y.; married Eliza 

; in 1828 bought land in Volney, N. Y., where he then 

lived; in 1837 lived in Palermo, N. Y., where he and his wife 
sold land ; later, they settled in Michigan, where they were living 
in Napoleon, April 12, 1843, when they sold land in Marcellus. 



SIXTH GENERATION 211 

738 Mabel ^ ChafEe (Zebediah,^ James,* Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born 
in "Woodstock, Conn., October 31, 1772, and died in Bernandotte, 111., January 11, 
1848. She married in Woodstock, April 10, 1792, Benjamin Bliss. 

Children : 

1951 i Benjamin^ Bliss, Jr., died. 

1952 ii Edward Vardus Bliss, died. 

1953 iii Mabel Bliss, died. 

1954 iv Elam Bliss, born November 13, 1802; died. 

1955 V Lorenzo Bliss. 

1956 vi George Washington Bliss. 

1957 vii Fanny Matilda Bliss. 

739 Azotus 6 Chaffee (Zebediah,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was 
born in Woodstock, Conn., November 6, 1774, and died in Conquest, Cayuga 
County, N. Y., April 20, 1836. He married in Hebron, Vt., in 1799, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Hopkins of that place. She died in February, 1861, and was buried 
in Randolph, Pa. Azotus Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church 
of Woodstock, December 18, 1774. He was a farmer, and in 1805 bought and 
sold land in Rupert, Vt., where he was then living. He moved from there to New 
York state in 1806, and settled in Cayuga County, buying land now within the 
limits of Auburn, N. Y. From 1807 to 1829 he lived in Brutus, N. Y., in 1830 
in Cato, N. Y., and later in Conquest. He served as a Private in the War of 
1812. 

Children, the first three born in Rupert: 

1958 i Thirza ^ Chaffe, born July 26, 1799; died in May, 1822. 

1959 ii Horace Chaffe, born July 7, 1801; died in April, 1868. 

+ 1960 iii James Chaffe, born August 26, 1803; married Mary Black. 

1961 iv Hannah Chaffe, born in June, 1807; died in September, 1834. 

1962 V Daniel Chaffe, born in August, 1808; died in April, 1868; married 

Ruth Gault. 
+ 1963 vi Mary Ann Chaffe, born January 19, 1811; married John Cowell. 

1964 vii Ohve K. Chaffe, born in December, 1813; died in January, 1860; 

married Erastus Marvin. 

1965 viii PoUj^ Jane Chaffe, born in December, 1816; died in December, 1880; 

married Clark Marvin. 

1966 ix Preston Azotus Chaffe (Chafe), born in September, 1820; married 

Charlotte Wetherell; residence, 1884, Black Ash, Pa. 
+ 1967 X John I. Chaffe, born August 14, 1824; married Alvira J. Petty. 

743 Zebediah « Chafee, Jr. (Zebediah,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Woodstock, Conn., March 4, 1784, and died in Harpersville, N. Y., 
November 4, 1749. He married in Windsor, N. Y., October 9, 1804, Patty, daugh- 
ter of Captain James Knox of that place, a member of Washington's bodyguard 
during the Revolution, and one of the first settlers of Windsor. Patty (Knox) 
Chafee died March 19, 1850, and was buried in Harpersville. Zebediah Chafee, Jr., 
was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, April 25, 1784. 
He had a sandy complexion, and gray eyes. He moved with his parents from his 
birthplace to Rupert, Vt., in 1796, and went from there to New York state about 
1801, settling in Onaquago, Broome County, In 1839 he lived in Colesville, N. Y., 
where he owned land. He was a Vestryman in the Episcopal Church, of which 
he and his wife were members. He was Captain of a company in the Third brigade. 
New York State Militia, from 1815 to 1820. He was a carpenter and joiner. 



212 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children, born in Colesville: 

+ 1968 i Julius Bachus Chafee, born March 12, 1805; married Minerva Ruggles. 
1969 ii Justus Preston Chafee, born November 3, 1807; died in Bingham- 
ton, N. Y., January 3, 1892; residence, 1881, Broome County; 
unmarried. 

+ 1970 iii Sabra Sabrina Chafee, born December 5, 1809; married Alonzo Mer- 
chant. 

+ 1971 iv James Alanson Chafee, born May 6, 1812; married (1) Emeline Morris; 
(2) Mrs. Eliza J. Knox. 

1972 V Betsey Ann Chafee, born March 28, 1815; died in Windsor, January 

9, 1891 ; married there in 1867, by Reverend William Roberts, 
to Abram Tompkins, who died in East Windsor, N. Y., June 26, 
1883, in his eighty-third year; had no children; residence, 1884, 
Windsor. 

1973 vi Sally Almira Chafee, born December 20, 1819; married, August 11, 

1861, by Reverend William Roberts, to Jonas Goodenough; 
residence, 1861, Harpersville, 1884, Windsor. 

744 Martha Hewlett » ChafEee (James,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Woodstock, Conn., January 10, 1776, and died in Vermont. She 
married there, George Cook. They lived and died in Vermont. 

Children : 

1974 i A son, 7 died in Vermont, where he lived. 

1975 ii A daughter, married Horace Gilmore; removed from Vermont to Water- 

town, N. Y. 

747 Elizabeth « Chaffee (James,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Woodstock, Vt., October 4, 1783, and died in Rochester, N. Y. She married 
in Cayuga County, N. Y., February 5, 1807, Jonathan Tupper, born in Woodstock, 
April, 1782, died September 18, 1833. Husband and wife were buried in Church- 
ville, N. Y. Mr. Tupper moved from Vermont to Connecticut, then to Massachu- 
setts, later to Cayuga County, N. Y., and in 1807 was living in Scipio, N. Y. Later 
he went to Riga, Monroe County, N, Y., where his widow was living in 1849. 
He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, three inches in height. 
He was a farmer, clothier and shoemaker. Elizabeth (Chaffee) Tupper was a 
member of the Free Will Baptist Church. 

Children, the last five born in Monroe County: 

+ 1976 i Albert Alonzo ^ Tupper, born November 23, 1807; married Theana 
Seeley. 

1977 ii Ann Mari" Tupper, born in 1809; died May 20, 1889; married William 

Henry Harrison Fuller; buried in Churchville. 

1978 iii Eunice Tupper, died aged about seventy-eight; married John Marklay, 

and left a daughter; removed to Michigan, where she was buried. 

1979 iv Ralph Tupper, died in Riga, aged fifteen, of consumption. 

1980 V Marsha Ann Tupper, born in Riga; married in Churchville, March 10, 

1840, Nelson Sherman, a farmer, born in Palmyra, N. Y., in 1816; 
both are members of the Methodist Church ; they have two sons 
and two daughters; residence, 1840, Churchville, 1894, Hub- 
bardston, Mich. 

1981 vi James Marshall Tupper, born in 1817; died in Marshall, Mich., in 

1851; married (1) Chloe Gordon; (2) ; was a railroad engi- 
neer and went to Michigan; buried in Churchville. 

748 William « ChafEee (James,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,^ Thomas 1) was born 
in Cayuga County, N. Y., September 5, 1784, and died in Riga, N. Y. He married 



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Sarah Squires. He served in the War of 1812, in defense of Buffalo, N. Y. He 
was buried in Riga. 

Children : 

1982 i Alanson R.^ Chaffee, residence, 1849, Wheatland, N. Y., 1893, Portage- 

ville, N. Y. 
+ 1983 ii William Edson Chaffee, born November 20, 1823; married Elydia 

A. Wood. 

1984 iii A son, died in Michigan. 

1985 iv A daughter, died in Michigan; married Harris. 

752 Mary Abigail s Chaffee (Nathan,^ James,^ Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Brookfield, Mass., March 12, 1784, and died May 7, 1812. She married 
Dexter Ludden. 

Children : 

1986 i Mary S.^ Ludden. 

1987 ii Dexter Ludden, Jr. 

753 William e Chaffee (Nathan,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Brookfield, Mass., July 31, 1786, and died in Attica, N. Y., November 12, 
1846, He married in Brookfield, April 27, 1807, Rachel, daughter of Elisha Rice of 
that place. She was born in Brookfield, June 24, 1781, died November 8, 1854, and 
was buried in Attica. William Chaffee was a farmer, and lived in Brookfield and 
Attica, in which latter place he bought land September 9, 1825, and in March, 1838, 

Children, the last five born in Attica: 

1988 i Lucy Adaline ^ Chafi^ee, born May 14 (13), 1808; married James 

Chaffee. (See 806.) 

1989 ii Mary Abigail Chaffee, born in Brookfield, February 15, 1810; died 

in Bennington, N. Y.; married in Attica, S. D. Ludden. 

1990 iii Catharine Chaffee, born in Weston, Mass., August 19, 1811; died 

in Colden, N. Y.; married in Attica, Thomas Warren. 

1991 iv Franklin Chaffee, born in Brookfield, July 20, 1813; died there about 

1816, aged three years. 

1992 V Nathan Chaffee, born in Sturbridge, Mass., August 18, 1815; died in 

Oconomowoc, Wis. ; married in Attica, Amelia Woodruff. 

1993 vi William Chaffee, Jr., born November 16, 1817; died in Oconomowoc; 

married in Attica, Jeanette Beman. 
+ 1994 vii Edward Franklin Chaffee, born April 14, 1820; married Harriet 
E. Jones. 

1995 viii Laura Chaffee, born March 21, 1822; died about 1840, aged eighteen 

years. 

1996 ix Rachel Chaffee, born October 20, 1824; married in Colden, Robert 

Warren, who died before 1893, when she was living in Foimtain, 
Colo. 

1997 X Caroline Chaffee, born May 29, 1827; married in Attica, William 

Jones; residence, 1893, Gowanda, N. Y. 

754 Calvin ^ Chaffee (Nathan, s James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas *) was born 
in Brookfield, Mass., July 30, 1788, and died. He married in Sturbridge, Mass., 
January 27, 1813, Charity Aynesworth of Brookfield, Mass. A child of theirs, 
perhaps Emily, died September 5, 1813. They lived in Brookfield. 

Children : 

1998 i Emily ^ Chaffee. 

1999 ii Priscilla Chaffee. 

+ 2000 iii Cheeney A. Chaffee, born in 1819; married Mary S. Johnson. 



214 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

755 Cyril ^ Chafee (Chester,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas i) was born in 
Thompson, Conn., February 11, 1779, and died in Woodstock, Conn., December 16, 
1872, He married in South Kilhngly, Conn., April 28, 1805, Hannah Grover of 
that place, who died January 31, 1858, aged seventy-eight. Both are buried in 
North Woodstock, Conn. Cyril Chafee was a farmer, and probably moved from 
Thompson to Woodstock when quite young. He and his wife were members of 
the North Woodstock Congregational Church. He was of a very religious nature. 
Had a dark complexion, and was short. 

Children, the last five born in Woodstock: 

+ 2001 i Caroline Augusta ^ Chafee, born June 12, 1806; married Loren Elliott. 

2002 ii Hannah Maria Chafee, born in Thompson, August 12, 1807; died in 

Worcester, Mass., August 15, 1885; buried in North Woodstock; 
unmarried. 

2003 iii Hiram Walker Chafee, born July 19, 1810; died in Newton, Mass., 

June 17, 1892; married Alpha Ann Bowen; lived in Worcester, 
New Haven, Conn., and Newton. 

+ 2004 iv William Grover Chafee, born January 20, 1812; married (1) A. Tirzah 
Sprague ; (2) Susan S. Childs. 

+ 2005 V Cyril Schuyler Chafee, born November 30, 1814; married Tippora 
(or Trephosa) A. Webb. 

+ 2006 vi Samuel Chafee, born January 30, 1817; married Julia M. Cheney. 
2007 vii Betsey Maria Chafee, born February 25, 1823; died in North Wood- 
stock, February 29, 1863, and was buried there; unmarried. 

756 Hannah ^ Chafee (Chester, ^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas 1) was born 
in New Boston, Conn., June 21, 1781, and died in Thompson, Conn., November 3, 
1868. She married Hezekiah Frissell and lived in Thompson. 

Children : 

2008 i Albert ^ Frissell. 

2009 ii George Frissell. 

2010 iii Elvira Frissell. 

757 Abigail ^ Chafee (Chester,^ James,* Joseph, ^ Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born 
July 11, 1783, and died in Thompson, Conn., February 26, 1854. She married 
Amasa Scott. 

Children : 

2011 i Rebecca ^ Scott, married Lovering, and had four children. 

2012 ii Amanda Scott, married May, and had three children. 

2013 iii Fidelia Scott, married Asa Upham, and had two daughters. 

2014 iv Emily Scott, married (1) Orrin Perrin; (2) Green. 

2015 V Amasa Scott, Jr., married Talbot. 

2016 vi Abby Scott, married Edwin Bartholomew, and had a son. 

758 John ^ Chaffee (Chester, & James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Thompson, Conn., November 30, 1785, and died there March 1, 1864. He was 
married in Thompson, March 17, 1813, by Reverend Daniel Dow, to Lydia, daugh- 
ter of John Elliot of that place. She was born November 8, 1794, died June 5, 
1857, or 1858, and was buried in Grosvenordale, Conn. They were both members 
of the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, having joined on profession of 
faith March 3, 1816. Later they became members of the Methodist Church. He 
had a dark complexion, was of a jovial disposition. He was a farmer and stone 
mason, and in politics a Republican. In 1813, and for many years after, he lived 



SIXTH GENERATION 215 

in Thompson. He was buried in Nortli Grosvenordale, Conn. He enlisted as a 
Private in tlie Connecticut Militia during the War of 1812, serving in New London, 
Conn., under Commander John Lyon from June 21 to June 24, 1813, and under 
Commander Jacob Lyon from June 25 to July 15, 1813. 
Children : 

+ 2017 i Emoret ^ Chaffee, born in 1813; married Erastus Caldwell. 
2018 ii Calista Chaffee, born in Thompson, January 5, 1815; married Benjamin 
Burlingame ; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Wood- 
stock, July 7, 1816; residence, 1883, Danielsonville, Conn. 
+ 2019 iii Faxon Chaffee, born December 16, 1817; married Sarah J. Brown. 
+ 2020 iv Loren Chaffee, born August 12, 1820; married Nancy Hall. 
2021 V Eliza Chaffee, born December 29, 1823; died before 1883; married (1) 
Hammond Johnson; probably (2) Leonard Chaffee (778). 

759 Alpheus Cady ^ Chafee (Chester,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Thompson, Conn., April 9, 1789, and died in Oxford, Mass., October 25, 
1868. He married in Connecticut, Nancy Evidon, who died August 2, 1859, aged 
sixty-six years. Both were buried in Oxford. Alpheus C. Chafee had a light 
complexion, black eyes, and was of medium height. He and his wife were mem- 
bers of the Methodist Church. He was very particular about the observance of 
the Sabbath and never drank intoxicants. He was at one time Tithingman of 
his town. He moved to New York state, where he was living in 1815, but by 
1819 had returned to Connecticut. In 1820 and 1822 he lived in Thompson. He 
was for twenty-nine years a machinist. 

Children: ! 

+ 2022 i Schuyler ' Bradley Chafee, born about 1815; married Marietta Faulk- 
ner. 

2023 ii Irene Matilda Chafee, born in New York state; married William 

Stone of Thompson ; residence, 1890, Springville, N. Y. 

2024 iii Phila Washington Chafee, born in Connecticut about 1819; died 

October 11, 1862, aged forty-three; killed in a railroad accident 
near Worcester, Mass. 
+ 2025 iv Orrin Wilson Chafee, born April 14, 1820; married Temperance C. 
Cutler. 

2026 V Alvene Nancy Chafee, born in Thompson, about 1822; married Elisha 

M. Smith; residence, 1890, Athol, Mass. 

761 Sophia « Chaffee (Chester,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born 
January 22, 1794, and died September 11, 1850. She married in Thompson, 
Conn., May 11, 1819, John W. EUiott, a farmer, born there, April 13, 1793, died 
there, September 25, 1844. He was a member of the Methodist Church, had a 
light complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, six and one-half inches in height. 
Sophia (Chaffee) Elliott was buried in North Grosvenordale, Conn. 

Children : 

2027 i Mary Ann ^ Elliott, born December 22, 1821 ; married Anthony B. 

Morse. 
+ 2028 ii Arad Upham Elliott, born August 24, 1824; married Abigail B. 
Kelton. 

2029 iii David Elliott, born December 31, 1826. 

2030 iv John W. Elliott, Jr., born April 2, 1829; married Mary Covell. 

2031 V Caroline S. Elliott, born July 20, 1831 ; married Waldo Aldrich. 

2032 vi Harriet M. Elliott, born in July, 1835; married Obediah Stone. 



216 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

762 Chester « Chaffee, Jr. (Chester,^ James,* Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Thomas i) was 
born in Thompson, Conn., March 14, 1798, and died April 29, 1873. He married 
in Pomfret, Conn., March 21, 1826, Mary, daughter of Jonas Barker of that place. 
She died in Woodstock, Conn., February 12, 1879. They lived in Thompson 
where Mr. Chaffee who was a carpenter, was also considered the best woodchopper 
in the town. He and his wife are buried in Thompson. 

Children, born in Thompson: 

+ 2033 i Francis B.^ Chaffee, born May 9, 1829; married (1) Caroline W. Stone; 
(2) Caroline D. Perry. 

2034 ii Mary E. Chaffee, born March 19, 1832; married Perley Jordan. 

2035 iii Martha Chaffee, born October 17, 1835; married, March 26, 1867, 

Samuel Benjamin Slafter, a widower, born January 18, 1827; 
he was a farmer, and in 1868 one of the Selectmen of Tolland, 
Conn., where they still lived in 1890. 

765 Sullivan « Chaffee (Calvin, ^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Connecticut about 1787, and died in Sheshequin, Pa., September 13, 1846. 
He married in Lexington, N. Y., Catherine, daughter of James Deyeo of that 
place. She died February 1, 1861. She was a member of the Methodist Church, 
Sullivan Chaffee was named for General Sullivan of the Revolution. He had a 
light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He served 
as a Private in the War of 1812. At the time of his marriage he lived in Lexington, 
but in the spring of 1840 moved to Sheshequin, where he and his wife are buried. 
The following incident in the lives of Sullivan Chaffee and Calvin Chaffee, his 
father, is from Reminicences of Lexington, N. Y., as told by an old Resident: 

"Among the early settlers of this town was one Calvin Chaffee, from Conn. He 
had been a soldier of the Revolution, and possessed a good share of the spirit of 
those times. He had a son named Sullivan, who, like his father, was used to fire- 
arms and was a good shot, and fond of hunting. Wild animals were quite numerous, 
and bounties were offered for the heads of beasts of prey; so the successful hunter 
often earned considerable remuneration, besides enjoying the excitement of the 
chase. On one occasion, Sullivan had an exciting adventure with a huge panther. 
A light snow had fallen during the night, and it still snowed slowly, in the morning. 
It was a good time to find near game, and he started alone with his gun. He lived 
on the west side of the Schoharie Creek, near his father, who lived on the place 
known as the 'James Deyeo Place.' On the day of which I write, his tramp was 
on the ridge or mountain that divides the valleys of the Red Kill or Batavia Creek, 
and the Schoharie Kill, somewhere north or northeast of the farm now o^vned by 
Wm. Maben. He halted near a large log and knocked the snow from his gun against 
it. While doing so, he heard a low growl within the log, and also noticed some 
small fresh tracks, resembling cats tracks, around it. As the entrance to the hollow 
was not convenient to reach the inmates, he stopped it up to prevent escape, and 
hastened to get aid. A hunter named Hood lived on the North side, and Chaffee 
found him, and taking an ax, they hastened back to the scene of operations. On 
chopping sufficiently they found two panther kittens alone; the mother gone. 
Each man took one, and endeavored to take them home alive. But they resisted, 
by scratching, biting and screaming so persistently, that they were obliged to 
knock them on the head, and kill them. Mr. Chaffee, on such trips wore a linen 
over-frock, to keep off the storm. Taking this, he wrapped the young panther, 
as he thought, so as to avoid the old ones getting any scent and thus avoid pursuit. 
He hastened home, but finding that his gun needed repairs, he went the next morn- 
ing to a locksmith, named Johnson, living in what is now called Jewett. Not 
long after he started, a younger brother was sent a short distance, to the sap 
bush, to get a sap trough in which to feed pigs. He was under the necessity of 



SIXTH GENERATION 217 

looking around considerable to get one suitable, and while so engaged, discovered 
tracks so much larger than a dog's that he was impressed with the belief that a 
panther was near. He hurried to tell his people. At first they would not believe 
it possible a panther would come so near the house, but on investigation, the 
father said, 'surely, they are panther's tracks.' So assembling the neighboring 
men and boys, some fifty in number, they pursued the beast by its trail, and found 
she had hidden under some rocks near the creek, not far from his house. The 
elder Chaffee said he would drive her out, and the rest agreed to shoot her. So 
Putnam-like, he entered the den, but not to slay, and succeeded in driving her 
out. But her size and terrible aspect so terrified the would-be slayers, that not a 
shot was fired and she went on her way unmolested. Sullivan came home that 
night and hearing what had passed resolved to find and kill the panther the next 
day. A neighbor named Isaac Decker was a great hunter and a brave man. He, 
with Sullivan, started in the morning, and soon came ujDon the panther. She was 
standing on a shelf of a rock in the ledges above what is now called the Rappleyea 
place, on the Little Westkill mountain. On discovering her whereabouts, and know- 
ing the habit of the panther to spring upon her supposed enemy when wounded, 
Chaffee hung his hat and hunting frock on a bush, so as to look like a man, where 
they wished her to spring. Then the men placed themselves where they could see, 
and not be seen, so as to get a good shot both where she was then and when she 
leaped to the ground. Chaffee fired first. As anticipated, the panther sprung at 
the decoy. Then Decker put another bullet in her heart, or as near there, as might 
be. In her death struggles, she tore the ground in a fearful manner. Her struggles 
were terrible, but did not last long. She was the largest of panthers ever killed 
in the town, measuring nine feet from tip to tip. This is only one of the many 
exciting hunts in the early history of the town." 

Children : 

-F2036 i Charles ^ Chaffee, born November 25, 1S12; married Adaline Horton. 
2037 ii John Chaffee, born August 16, 1814; died January 1, 1844; a party 
of men were shooting at a mark, when one of them, in pass- 
ing through a door, struck his gun, which exploded, shooting 
John Chaffee through the lungs, and wounding him fatally; his 
cousin David Foster (2048) was accidentally killed the same 
day. 

+ 2038 iii Elizabeth Chaffee, born January 12, 1816; married (1) Wallace W. 
Kinney; (2) David Barnes. 

+ 2039 iv George Chaffee, born November 11, 1818; married Rachel Horton. 

+ 2040 V Matilda Chaffee, born September 11, 1820; married George Smith. 

+ 2041 vi Rhoda Chaffee, born April 19, 1823; married Daniel Horton. 

+ 2042 vii Harriet Chaffee, born February 19, 1825; married Eleazer Horton. 

+ 2043 viii Abigail Chaffee, born IMarch 2, 1827; married Harry Smith. 

2044 ix Juliette Chaffee, born August 10, 1829; died July 12, 1853. 

2045 X Sidney Chaffee, born September 17, 1831; died January 20, 1852. 
+ 2046 xi Sally Maria Chaffee, born June 7, 1834; married Lewis Horton. 

767 Abigail 8 Chaffee (Calvin,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 0, died. 
She married Calvin Foster. 
Children : 

2047 i George ^ Foster, went West. 

2048 ii David Foster, killed January 1, 1844, while hunting, by the accidental 

discharge of a gun in the hands of a friend; his cousin John Chaffee 
(2037) was also accidentally killed the same day. 

2049 iii Nehemiah Foster, residence, Deposit, N. Y. 

770 Rhoda « Chaffee (Calvin,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i), died. She 
married Hare. 



218 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children : 

2050 i James 7 Hare. 

2051 ii Sullivan Hare, residence, 1891, Griffin's Corners, N. Y. 

2052 iii Catherine Hare, married Peete; residence, 1891, Towanda, Pa. 

772 Sally Seargent « Chaffee (Abial,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born August 1, 1785, and died in Bennington, Vt., February 3, 1873. She 
married William Russell. She had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was con- 
sidered handsome. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and lived in Barre, 
Mass., at the time of her marriage. 

Children : 

2053 i Mary 7 Russell. 

2054 ii Sally Maria Russell. 

2055 iii Martha Adelia Russell. 

2056 iv Charlotte Augusta Russell. 

773 Patty 6 Chaffee (Abial,5 James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
August 20, 1787, and died in East Woodstock, Conn,, February 13, 1872. She 
married (1) about February, 1809, Thomas Hemminway of Bellingham, Mass., 
their intention of marriage being entered there, February 12, 1809. She married 
(2) Chester Bacon. She lived in Thompson and Woodstock, Conn. 

She had a dark complexion, black eyes, was of medium height, and of a social 
disposition. She was a member of the Methodist Church. 
Children ■ 

2057 i William 7 Hemminway, 

2058 ii Hannah S, Hemminway. 

2059 iii Sarah Nancy Hemminway. 

2060 iv Thomas Bacon. 

2061 V Chester Bacon, Jr. 

2062 vi Harrison Bacon, a twin. 

2063 vii Harriet Bacon, a twin. 

2064 viii Francis Bacon, a twin, 

2065 ix Frederick Bacon, a twin, 

774 Hannah S.e Chaffee (Abial,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas was born 
in Thompson, Conn., or Woodstock, Conn., November 9, 1789, and died in East 
Woodstock, Conn., January 27, 1856. She married in Woodstock, in 1816, Rens- 
selaer Coombs. She had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium height. 
She was a member of the Congregational Church and in 1816 was living in Wood- 
stock. 

Children : 

2066 i Hannah 7 Coombs, married Henry Bliss, 

2067 . ii Polly Coombs, married Jabez L. Bowen. 

2068 iii Gustavus A. Coombs, married Betsey , 

2069 iv Rhoda Coombs, married Holly Hastings. 

2070 V Sylvia Coombs, married Samuel Bliss. 

2071 vi Huldah Coombs, married Daniel P. Gardner. 

2072 vii Lydia Coombs, married Levi P. Bliss, 

2073 viii Rensselaer Coombs, Jr,, married Mary A. Cooms, 

775 Lemuel Seargent ^ Chaffee (Abial,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Southbridge, Conn,, April 3, 1792, and died in New Britain, Conn., 



SIXTH GENERATION 219 

March 4, 1884. He married in Woodstock, Conn., Marilla, daughter of Samuel 
Johnson of Willington, Conn. She died July 13, 1870, and was buried in Bristol, 
Conn. She was a member of the Congregational Church. Lemuel S. Chaffee had 
a light complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. At the 
time of his marriage he lived in Woodstock, later in Tolland, Conn., Rockville, 
Conn., and New Britain, with his son Samuel Johnson Chaffee. It is probable 
that he also lived in Vernon, Conn., and moved from there to Bristol, as it is re- 
corded that he was made an elector in the latter place by a certificate from the 
town clerk of Vernon. He united with the Methodist Church early in life. He was 
a mechanic and was buried in New Britain. 
Children : 

+ 2074 i Samuel Johnson ^ Chaffee, born September 27, 1832; married Sarah 
M. Wright. 

2075 ii John Newton Chaffee, born February 22, 1834; died in August, 1857. 

2076 iii Mary M. Chaffee, born July 19, 1839. 

778 Leonard ^ Chaffee (Abial,* James,* Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Thomas was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., September 30, 1803, and died in Sturbridge, Mass., Feb- 
ruary 8, 1884. He married (1) in North Woodstock, Conn., April 1, 1832, Emily, 
daughter of John and Ruth Comstock of Dudley, Mass. She was born in Smith- 
field, R. I., April 28, 1809, died in Woodstock, September 15, 1861, and was buried 
in North Woodstock. She was a member of the Congregational Church. He 
married (2), about 1865, Mrs. Eliza (Chaffee) Johnson (probably 2021), who died 
in 1880. Leonard Chaffee had a light complexion, and was of medium height. 
He was a farmer, and a member of the Methodist Church. In 1832 he lived in 
North Woodstock; and he died at the residence of A. B. Fletcher in Sturbridge. 

Children, by first wife : 

2077 i Emily Jane ^ Chaffee, married George Bartlett; residence, 1902, Hart- 

ford, Conn. 

2078 ii John Wesley Chaffee, married, June 18, 1878, Miranda Partridge; resi- 

dence, 1902, Charlton, Mass. 

2079 iii Amy Ann Chaffee, married Martin Fisher; residence, 1902, Danielson- 

ville, Conn. 

785 Thomas J.^ ChaSee (Charles,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 0, married. 
He bought land in Alexander, N. Y., in 1826, 1827, 1832 and 1833. He was living 
there in 1828. 

Children : 

2080 i Thomas JJ Chaffee, Jr. 

2081 ii Gustavus Chaffee, died in Freeport, 111. 

Probably other children, names unknown. 

787 James Sullivan ^ Chaffee (Charles, ^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Massachusetts in 1808, and died in Elkhorn Grove, 111., May 12, 1888. 
He married about 1831, Sarah Jenkins of Batavia, N. Y., who died October 4, 
1861, and was buried in Elkhorn Grove. He was a farmer, and at the time of his 
marriage lived in Batavia. 

Children : 

-1-2082 i WiUiam Wirt ^ Chaffee, born May 21, 1832; married Lucinda Van 
Tifler. 



220 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

2083 ii Mary Jane Chaffee, born July 13, 1836; married Emanuel Suber. 

2084 iii Ellen Chaffee, born August 19, 1839; died March 19, 1886; married 

Cornelius Benjamin. 

2085 iv Ann E. Chaffee, born July 1, 1846; married Charles S. Dyer. 

789 Charles ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Charles,^ James,^ Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas '), was 
born March 3, 1818, and died in Lura, Faribault County, Minn., Jime 11, 1881. 
He married in Kalamazoo, Mich., October 6, 1844, Naomi, daughter of John 
Roberts of that place. She died in Lura the same day as her husband, both being 
killed in a cyclone. She was buried in Lura Cemetery. Mr. Chaffee had a light 
complexion, dark eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was a farmer. 
In 1844 he lived in Kalamazoo, and later in Illinois and Minnesota. 

Children : 

2086 i Margaret i Chaffee, born June 25, 1845. 

2087 ii Susan Chaffee, born December 29, 1847. 

2088 iii William H. Chaffee, born March 13, 1850; died April 4, 1850. 

2089 iv Benjamin F. Chaffee, born July 26, 1851. 

2090 v Servilla Chaffee, born January 29, 1854; died April 14, 1860. 

2091 vi Aliph L. Chaffee, born September 6, 1859. 

+ 2092 vii Willard Sheldon Chaffee, born April 2, 1862; married Sarah Haynes 

790 Freeborn Moulton ^ Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Monson, Mass., August 9, 1794, and died there, Septem- 
ber 13, 1871. He married in Monson, in 1813, Mrs. Betsey (Leonard) Squire of 
Stafford, Conn., daughter of George Leonard of that place, and widow of Almond 
Squire. She died in 1865, and was buried in Monson. The records of the War of 
1812 show that Freeborn M. Chaffee served in Boston, Mass., in Captain J. Fuller's 
company. Colonel E. Foot's regiment, from September 10 to November 7, 1814, 
the company having been raised in Monson and vicinity. He lived in Monson, 
where he was a farmer. 

Children, born in Monson : 

+ 2093 i John Leonard ^ Chaffee, born May 2, 1816; married Persis Pease. 

+ 2094 ii Charles Elmer Chaffee, born June 30, 1818; married Abilena Dunbar. 

2095 iii Betsey E. Chaffee, born April, 1821; died in Monson in September, 
1822. 

2095a iv Martha Chaffee, born October 9, 1822. 

2095b V James Hyde Chaffee, born September 20, 1825. 

2095c vi Hannah Chaffee, born February 1, 1827. 

791 James Austin e Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas 1) 
was born in Monson, Mass., December 7, 1796, and died there, April 12, 1890. 
He married (1) in Stafford, Conn., November 25, 1818, Susan, daughter of Rev- 
erend Ebenezer Thresher of that place, who was for several years editor of the 
Watchman. She died in Monson, August 28, 1852, aged fifty-nine, and was buried 
in Stafford. Mr. Chaffee married (2), October 4, 1853, Martha Dunham of Ash- 
ford, Conn. He was a farmer and owned land in Monson, where he was living in 
1818, 1839, 1883 and 1890. He was five feet, nine inches in height. At the age 
of twenty he united with the Baptist Church, of which his first wife was also a 
member. 

Children, by first wife, all but the second born in Monson : 

+ 2096 i James Monroe 7 Chaffee, born February 10, 1820; married Mary E. 
Needham. 



SIXTH GENERATION 221 

2097 ii Alden Blodget Chaffee, born in Stafford Springs, Conn., October 17, 

1821; died in Worcester, Mass., July 28, 1882; married in West 
Brookfield, Mass., December 31, 1846, Anna M., daughter of 
Eli Lincoln of Warren, Mass.; Mr. Chaffee was an armorer, 
five feet, nine inches in height, and a member of the Baptist 
Church; from 1842 to 1882 he lived in Thompsonville, Conn., 
Newbury port, Mass., and Worcester. 

2098 iii Sarah Blodget Chaffee, born January 14, 1824; unmarried in 1883. 

2099 iv Betsey Eliza Chaffee, born December 19, 1825; died October 3, 1827. 

2100 v Mary Elizabeth Chaffee, born March 11, 1828; died in Monson, 

August 21, 1848. 

2101 vi Leonard Chaffee, born March 20, 1830; died in Monson, October 10, 

1832. 

2102 vii Marcia Emelia Chaffee, born August 20, 1832; married in Monson, 

February 22, 1868, Francis Day. 

2103 viii Olive Chaffee, born September 21, 1837; married in Monson, De- 

cember 8, 1870, Jacob Town Rogers, a farmer, born there, Feb- 
ruary 6, 1835, but living in North Plains, Mich., at the time of 
their marriage; he has a light complexion, gray eyes, and is 
five feet, eight inches in height; he has been for several years a 
Steward in the Methodist Church, of which he and his wife are 
members; residence, Monson, in 1890. 

Child, by second wife: 

2104 ix James Chaffee, born April 15, 1855; married in Monson, November 

17, 1881, Nellie, daughter of William King of that place. 

792 Ira " Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,* Joseph, ^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in 
Monson, Mass., August 2, 1798, and died there, August 21, 1879. He married (1) 
in Stafford, Conn., Anna, daughter of Benjamin Davis of that place. She died 
in Monson, September 12, 1844, aged forty-four and was buried there. Ira Chaffee 
married (2) in South Wilbraham, Mass., March 6, 1845, Anna Ladd » Chaffee 
(3525) (Norman, 7 Calvin, ^ Asa,^ Joseph,* John,^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) of Wilbraham, 
their intention of marriage being published February 5, 1845. She was born in 
South Wilbraham, October 14, 1812, and died in Monson, March 22, 1846. He 
married (3) in South Wilbraham, June 22, 1846, Eunice Butler, who died in Mon- 
son, May 19, 1870, aged sixty-six. Ira Chaffee was five feet, eight inches in height, 
and was a farmer. He lived in Monson, where, September 20, 1839, he sold land 
to his brother James A. Chaffee of the same place. 

Children, by first wife, all but the fourth known to have been born in Monson : 

+ 2105 i Gilbert 7 Chaffee, born November 10, 1822; married Amanda C. 
Bradway. 

2106 ii Mary Ann Chaffee, born February 25, 1824; married in Monson, De- 

cember 24, 1843, Ira Bradway, Jr. 

2107 iii Almira Chaffee, born December 2, 1826; married George Chapman. 
+ 2108 iv Lewis Chaffee, born April 14, 1832; married (1) Emeline Adams; (2) 

Carrie E. Cory. 
+ 2109 v Reuben Chaffee, born May 18, 1839; married (1) Azubah E. Childs; 
(2) Mary Brown; (3) Sarah Needham. 

794 Orinda ^ Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Monson, Mass., February 14, 1802, and died May 7, 1868. She married 
there, Gad Davis, a farmer and mechanic, born in Stafford, Conn., in June, 1784, 
died in Monson, February 14, 1859. She was a member of the Baptist Church, 
as was her husband, he having joined it at the age of fifty-six. 



222 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children : 

2110 i Maria ^ Davis, born in Stafford, about 1820; died in June, 1849; 
married Sumner Bond. 
+ 2111 ii Benjamin Chadwick Davis, born October 21, 1827; married Tamson 
C. Plumley. _ ._ 

2112 iii Warham Jackson Davis, born March 27, 1829; died in Annapolis, 

Md., July 18, 1864; married Frances Mitchell; enlisted in the 
Civil War in 1861, and died from wounds received in the service. 

2113 iv Julius Chaffee Davis, born March 26, 1832; died November 14, 1885; 

married Annie Boston; served in the Civil War. 

2114 V Martha L. Davis. 

2115 vi Lounda A. Davis, died in Gorham, Mass., in December, 1865; mar- 

ried Charles Underwood. 

2116 vii Phoebe Jane Davis, married Erasmus Roth. 

2117 viii Emeline Davis, married Cyrus Joslyn. 

2118 ix Amos Jiles Davis. 

2119 X Myron Davis. 

795 Stephen ^ Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was 
born in Monson, Mass., January 26, 1804, and died in Stafford, Conn. He married 
there, Betsey, daughter of Benjamin Davis of that place. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer, 
with a sandy complexion, gray eyes, and a height of five feet, ten inches. 

Children, the first two born in Stafford: 

+ 2120 i Samantha Betsey ^ Chaffee, born in 1830; married Anthony N. Switzer. 
2121 ii Ruby Jane Chaffee, born October 11, 1835; married G. C. Kinsbury; 

living in 1890. 
+ 2122 iii Stephen Franklin Chaffee, born November 5, 1840; married Annis 

Rosella Chaffee (2143). 

796 Annise M. Chaffee (Chadwick,5 James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was 

born in Monson, Mass., May 22, 1806, and died. She married Heustis. 

In 1883 she lived in Eureka, Cal. 

Child: 
2123 i Wilbur FJ Heustis, residence, 1889, Eureka. 

798 Calvin e Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Monson, Mass., June 12, 1810, and died January 29, 1887. He married 
in Springfield, Mass., November 19, 1834, Betsey A. Morgan, born August 9, 1811, 
died in Wales, Mass., December 28, 1882. At the time of his marriage, and for 
many years after, he lived in Monson. 

Children, the first six born in Monson : 

2124 i Jane EHzabeth 7 Chaffee, born September 27, 1835; died April 11, 

1855; married Moulton. 

2125 ii Charles Almond Chaffee, born May 19, 1837; died in Monson, Oc- 

tober 15, 1837. 

2126 iii Edwin R. Chaffee, born May 4, 1839; died in Monson, April 24, 1856. 

2127 iv Marion Braidfoot Chaffee, a twin, born May 4, 1839; died in Monson, 

January 8, 1858. 

2128 V Betsey Andella Chaffee, born October 27, 1841; died in Monson, 

November 13, 1841. 

2129 vi Marcus Morton Chaffee, born January 23, 1843; died in New Berne, 

N. C, January 30, 1863. 
+ 2130 vii Abigail Jemima Chaffee, born May 7, 1845; married Henry F. Mer- 
rick. 



SIXTH GENERATION 223 

+ 2131 viii Philip M. Chaffee, born July 14, 1847; married . 

2132 ix Ellen Augusta Chaffee, born in Wales, November 17, 1851; died 

there, February 22, 1875. 

2133 X A child, born April 12, 1855; died April 12, 1855. 

799 Julius 6 Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,'* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Monson, Mass., January 13, 1813, and died in Belchertown, Mass., November 28, 
1851. He was married in Monson, November 17, 1834, by Reverend A. Snell, 
to Polly, daughter of Cyrus Ellis of Stafford, Conn. She died March 15, 1863, 
and was buried in South Belchertown, Mass. Mr. Chaffee had a light complexion, 
blue eyes, was five feet, four inches in height and of a jovial disposition. He 
united with the Methodist Church at the age of twenty-one, his wife also being a 
member. He was a farmer and in 1834 lived in Monson. 

Children : 

2134 i Hulda L.7 Chaffee, born October 26, 1835; died May 22, 1836. 

2135 ii Lucy A. Chaffee, born February 3, 1838; died March 15, 1858; married, 

January 15, , M. 1). L. Towne of Bondsville, Mass. 

2136 iii July E. Chaffee, born November 17, 1839; died January 14, 1852. 

2137 iv Maria N. Chaffee, born July 2, 1841 ; residence, 1890, Springfield, Mass. 

2138 v Louise J. Chaffee, born June 2, 1843; died June 12, 1843. 

2139 vi Juhus Chaffee, Jr., born July 11, 1844; died July 21, 1844. 

2140 vii Franklin L. Chaffee, born August 26, 1845; died June 16, 1846. 

2141 viii Jane P. Chaffee, born May 3, 1847; died April 26, 1866. 

2142 ix Veranus J. Chaffee, born April 7, 1850; died June 17, 1852. 

800 Almond <• Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,'* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Monson, Mass., May 29, 1815, and married in Stafford Hollow, Conn., 
Melissa Rosella Fairfield Washburn of West Stafford, Conn., who died in 1885, 
and was buried in Stafford, Conn. She was a member of the Baptist Church. 
Mr. Chaffee has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, eight inches in height. 
At the time of his marriage and in 1883 he lived in Stafford, where he was a farmer. 

Children : 

2143 i Annis Rosella ^ Chaffee, married Stephen Franklin Chaffee. (See 2122.) 
+ 2144 ii Francis Washburn Chaffee, born January 1, 1851; married Nellie M. 
Carew. 

801 Abigail Rebecca « Chaffee (Chadwick,^ James,< Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) 
was born June 12, 1817, and died in April, 1876. She married Eli Moody Smith, 
a carpenter of Ludlow, Mass., their marriage intention being published in Mon- 
son, Mass., October 5, 1839. He was born in Granby, Mass., and died January 4, 
1872, aged fifty-six. He had a dark complexion, black eyes, was six feet in height 
and of a jovial disposition. He was for many years a Selectman, and also Justice 
of the Peace. When a young man he united with the Methodist Church, of which 
his wife was also a member. Both were buried in Ludlow. 

Children : 

2145 i Sarah Ann ^ Smith, died young. 

2146 ii Hannah Elizabeth Smith, born in 1844; married S. W. Ranger; living 

in 1890. 

2147 iii Eli Jerome Smith, born in 1846; died in 1871. 

+ 2148 iv Charles Aaron Smith, born June 14, 1848; married Sarah J. Snow. 

2149 V Sarah Abigail Smith, born August 26, 1850; married Henry Hobson. 

2150 vi Clara Adaline Smith, born January 6, 1854; married Charles H. 

Howard. 



224 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

803 Amasa Ladd « Chaffee (Stephen,5 James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Rutland, Vt., November 28, 1797, and died in Gowanda, N. Y., De- 
cember 5, 1869. He married in Attica, N. Y., August 24, 1819, Lydia Wade, 
daughter of John Nichols of Woodstock, Conn. She was born in Brimfield, Mass., 
and at the age of five moved to Middlebury, N. Y., near Attica. She died July 30, 
1879. Amasa Ladd Chaffee had a light complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, 
ten and one-half inches in height. As a child he moved with his father to Cazenovia, 
N. Y., and when he was twelve they moved to Attica. In early life he was for a 
few years a wool carder and later a merchant. In 1819 he lived in Attica and in 
1821 was the third settler in Lodi, N. Y., afterwards called Gowanda, where he 
lived until his death. He was at one time Postmaster there and was for twelve 
years Justice of the Peace. He was also a member of the New York State As- 
sembly. In 1834 he joined the Methodist Church, of which his wife was also a 
member, and in which he was active until his death, holding various offices, among 
them those of Trustee and Steward. Early in life he joined the Masonic order. 
He served in the War of 1812, in Captain Daniel Buel's company New York 
Militia, from January 20 to April 13, 1814. April 21, 1877, his widow, then 
living in Gowanda, applied for a pension. Amasa Ladd Chaffee possessed many 
excellent moral qualities and a large fund of humor. His ideal of life was to make 
others happy. He was a great favorite with children and in society, esteemed 
and loved by his friends, neighbors and family, and lived a true and faithful life. 
He and his wife are buried in Gowanda. 

Children, born in Gowanda : 

+ 2151 i Lydia Ann 7 Chaffee, born May 25, 1823; married David E. Ellis. 
+ 2152 ii Amasa William Wallace Chaffee, born July 21, 1826; married Jane 

M. Crandall. 
+ 2153 iii James Harvey Chaffee, born March 16, 1830; married Amarcia M. 
Hammond. 
2154 iv Lucy Helen Chaffee, born July 8, 1831; died April 11, 1832. 
+ 2155 V Charles Warren Chaffee, born July 13 (15), 1837; married Lydia A. 

Woodin. 
+ 2156 vi Newton Adelbert, born August 31, 1841; married Luna Woodin. 
2157 vii Mary Helen Chaffee, born November 18, 1843; unmarried in 1884. 

806 James Cady « Chaffee (Stephen,^ James,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Cazenovia, N. Y., February 22, 1804, and died in Sterling, 111., July 27, 
1882. He married in Attica, N. Y., January 28, 1827, Lucy Adaline ^ Chaffee 
(1988) (William, 6 Nathan,^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), born in Stur- 
bridge, Mass., May 13, 1808, died between 1884 and 1889. At the former date she 
was living in Champaign, 111. Mr. Chaffee was a farmer and clothier. He had a 
dark complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. 

Children : 

+ 2158 i James Franklin ^ Chaffee, born November 5, 1827; married Calista 

Hopkins. 
+ 2159 ii Ambrose Lucrates Chaffee, born June 2, 1829; married Mary B. 
Gilbut. 
2160 iii Charles William Chaffee, born March 13, 1831 ; died in 1832. 
+ 2161 iv Francis Marion Chaffee, born March 29, 1833; married Dorcas 
Patrick. 

2162 V Ruby Adaline Chaffee, born Mar.n 26, 1835; married in Iowa, 

Cook; he is a farmer; residence, 1884, Elwood, la. 



SIXTH GENERATION 225 

+ 2163 vi William Neverson Chaffee, born September 10, 1837; married Emily 

M. McClure. 
+ 2164 vii Mary Alzina Chaffee, born July 24, 1839; married William H. 

Cable. 
+ 2165 viii Alburtis Belknap Chaffee, born September 28, 1841; married Anna 

C. Underwood. 
2166 ix Catharine Jane Chaffee, born October 30, 1843; married 

Wilson; he is a merchant; residence, 1884, St. Paul, Minn. 
+ 2167 X Rachel Maria Chaffee, born August 21, 1847; married Gidd- 

ings. 
2168 xi Caroline Amelia Chaffee, born February 7, 1850; died in 1851. 

811 Eliza 8 ChafEee (Joseph, ^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), married 
Amos Swan. 
Children : 

2169 i Louisa ^ Swan. 

2170 ii William Swan. 

2171 iii Clarissa Swan. 

2172 iv Joseph Swan. 

2173 V Emily Swan. 

816 William Cady ^ Chaffee (Joseph, ^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Attica, N. Y., in 1814, and died in Dale, N. Y., February 29, 1860. 
He married there, April 5, 1834, Caroline, daughter of Benjamin Swan. In 1893 
she was living in Dale with her daughter, Clarissa S. (Chaffee) Kellogg. Mr. Chaffee 
had a light complexion, and blue eyes. He and his wife were members of the Free 
Will Baptist Church, which he joined at the age of twenty-five, and in which he 
was a Deacon. He was a farmer and in 1834 lived in Dale. 

Children : 

+ 2174 i William Henry Harrison ^ Chaffee, born May 22, 1837; married Louisa 

Hughes. 
+ 2175 ii Clarissa Sophia Chaffee, born March 29, 1839; married Hiram Kellogg. 

819 Hiram » Chaffee (Leonard, » James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Brimfield, Mass., July 3, 1806, and died in Middlebury, N. Y., March 18, 1883. 
He married (1) in Middlebury, November 17, 1825, Philenda, daughter of Henry 
Butler of Leroy, N. Y. She died July 3, 1862, and was buried in Wethersfield 
Springs, N. Y. She was a member of the Baptist Church. He married (2), in 
Attica, N. Y., Mrs. Richards, who died November 3, 1870. He had a light com- 
plexion, gray eyes, and was six feet in height. We was a member of the Free 
Will Baptist Church. In 1825 he lived in Middlebury, where he bought land in 
1834. In 1838 he bought land in Wethersfield, and the next year was living in 
Alexander, N. Y. In 1858 he lived in Wethersfield. He was a clothier. 

Children, by first wife : 

+ 2176 i Alsina P.'' Chaffee, born September 13, 1826; married Sylvanus 
Hawley. 

2177 ii Dexter N. Chaffee, born December 1, 1828; died March 19, 1849. 

2178 iii Harriet S. Chaffee, born October 18, 1830; died November 6, 1850. 

2179 iv Charles H. Chaffee, born December 20, 1832; died September 22, 

1833. 

2180 V Mary Ann Chaffee, born July 24, 1834; died August 27, 1836. 

2181 vi Henry Chaffee, born July 27, 1837; died July 30, 1837. 



226 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 2182 vii Charles M, Chaffee, born October 25, 1838; married Phoebe A. 
Holly. 

2183 viii Lucy R. Chaffee, born October 21, 1841; died February 5, 1844. 

2184 ix Lucy A. Chaffee, born October 29, 1845; married Joseph Swan. 

2185 X Homer Chaffee, born March 28, 1853; died August 18, 1853. 

822 Leonard Leander « Chaffee (Leonard, ^ James,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Attica, N. Y., May 21, 1826, and married in Gainesville, N. Y., Sep- 
tember 13, 1849, Julia Ann, daughter of Warren Thorpe of that place. She is a 
member of the Congregational Church. Mr. Chaffee has a florid complexion, and 
is five feet, eleven inches in height. He was an officer in the State Senate from 
1868 to 1875, and Justice of the Peace from 1881 to 1893. In 1849 he lived in 
Wethersfield, N. Y., and in 1893 in Warsaw, N. Y., where he was a farmer. 

Child: 

2186 i Frances Lavinia ^ Chaffee, born in Wethersfield, in 1852; married WilUam 

H. McElwain; residence, 1893, Helmville, Mont. 

826 Henry 6 Chaffee, Jr. (Henry, ^ Samuel,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), was 
born in Killingly, Conn., January 6, 1771, and died in Michigan. He married 
Mahala Owens. He was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Wood- 
stock, Conn., December 12, 1773, and later in life was a member of the Methodist 
Church in Lyons, N.Y., where, in 1824, he lived and bought land; in 1831 he bought 
land in Arcadia, N. Y., where he was then living. He had a light complexion, 
was a farmer, and lived with his son John when he died. 

Child: 

2187 i John 7 Chaffee, lived in Michigan. 

829 Rachel « Chafle (Henry,^ Samuel,* Joseph,^ Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Killingly, Conn., July 27, 1778, and died in Danube, N. Y., July 25, 1827. She 

married (1) Phillips, and (2) in Danube, Abraham Hardendorf, a farmer 

of German descent, born September 4, 1775, died in Newark Valley, N. Y., De- 
cember 23, 1851. He was a member of the Methodist Church, had a dark complex- 
ion, blue eyes, and was five feet, six inches in height. After his wife's death he 
lived with his son, George M. Hardendorf, in Cherry Valley, N. Y. In 1827 Mr. 
and Mrs. Hardendorf were living in Danube. 

Children : 

2188 i Washington 7 Phillips, born November 28, 1799; died December 18, 

1869. 

2189 ii Welcome Phillips, born March 4, 1801; died November 12, 1881. 

2190 iii Henry Hardendorf, born April 17, 1805; died; married Rachel 

Frederick. 

2191 iv Diana Hardendorf, born September 21, 1806; died January 1, 1809. 

2192 V Abraham Hardendorf, Jr., born November 1, 1807; died January 

26, 1893; married Lucinda Arnold. 

2193 vi Susanna Hardendorf, born July 19, 1809; died February 26, 1874; 

married Michael Bander. 

2194 vii Diadema Hardendorf, born August 20, 1811; died July 30, 1873; 

married Henry Hardendorf. 

2195 viii Sophia Hardendorf, born December 17, 1812; died July 19, 1814. 

2196 ix A child, born July 5, 1814. 

2197 X William Hardendorf, born July 2, 1815; residence, 1893, Little Falls, 

N. Y. 



SIXTH GENERATION 227 

+ 2198 xi George Michael Hardendorf, born June 25, 1817; married Sarah M. 
Sherman. 

2199 xii Rial Hardendorf, born February 21, 1820; died May 15, 1838. 

2200 xiii Clarinda Hardendorf, born May 15, 1822; died October 5, 1877; 

married Henry Strough. 

830 Michael <^ Chaffee (Henry, ^ Samuel,* Joseph, ^ Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Killingly, Conn., January 30, 1780, and died in Oramel, N. Y., in 1859. He 
married Mary, daughter of Jolm Showerman. She was of Dutch descent and had 
formerly lived in a town on the Hudson River. She died about 1857, aged seventy- 
two, and was buried in Farmersville, N. Y. Michael Chaffee had a light complexion, 
blue eyes, was five feet, nine inches in height, and of a lively disposition. He 
lived in Cherry Valley, Lyons, Aurelius, and Barre, N. Y. He bought land in 
Barre, where he was then living, in 1856. He united with the Methodist Church 
in Lyons when a young man, his wife also being a member of that denomination. 
He was a farmer and land-clearer, and served as a Private in the War of 1812. 

Children : 

2201 i Peter 7 Chaffee, died in Farmersville, aged twenty-five; a member 

of the Baptist Church; residence, Farmersville; unmarried. 
+ 2202 ii Henry Chaffee, born about 1808; married Sally Strong. 
+ 2203 iii Harvey Chaffee, born about 1811; married (i) Charlotte Rathburn; 

(2) Elizabeth Hudson. 
+ 2204 iv Michael Chaffee, Jr., married Betsey Bradner. 
+ 2205 V Polly Chaffee, born about 1815; married George F. Dort. 
+ 2206 vi Catharine Chaffee, married Silas Dort. 
+ 2207 vii Denike Chaffee, born February 8, 1819; married Delia Wakefield. 

833 Beriah e Chaffee (Samuel,^ Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas was 
born in Woodstock, Conn., September 18, 1776, and died in 1857. She married 
there, November 25, 1802, Reuben, son of Beezalul and Bathsheba (Robinson) 
Gould. He was born in Douglas, Mass., August 13, 1779, and died in Woodstock, 
Conn., in 1858. Reuben and Beriah (Chaffee) Gould were baptized in the First 
Congregational Church in Woodstock, March 8, 1807. 

Children, baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock: 

+ 2208 i Silas 7 Gould, born April 15, 1803; married Almira Goodell. 

2209 ii Lorinda (Orinda) Gould, born in November, 1804; died before 1890; 

baptized May 3, 1807. 

2210 iii Bathsheba Gould, born in January, 1807; died before 1890; baptized 

May 3, 1807. 

2211 iv Sarah Gould, born in November, 1809; died about 1828; aged nine- 

teen; baptized April 8, 1810. 

2212 V Samuel Gould, born October 8, 1811 ; died before 1890; married Olive 

Gungen; he was baptized April 26, 1812. 

2213 vi Dorothea Gould, born March 10, 1814; died before 1890; baptized 

October 2, 1814. 

2214 vii William Robinson Gould, born October 11, 1817; died before 1890; 

baptized May 10, 1818. 

834 Zelophehad « Chaffee (Samuel,^ Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Woodstock, Conn., July 9, 1778, and died there, October 28, 1819. 
He married in Woodstock, April 18, 1812, Betsey Hibbard, who died in Ashford, 
Conn., about 1872, aged ninety. He served in the War of 1812 in New London 
as Private under Commander Jacob Lyon, from June 21 to June 28, 1813. He 



228 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

lived in Woodstock, where December 7, 1819, Isaac Hibbard was appointed 
administrator of his estate. 

Children, born in Woodstock: 
+ 2215 i Samuel B.^ Chaffee, born about 1814 or 1815; married RhodaCorbin. 

2216 ii Emela Chaffee, born about 1815; died in Woodstock, September 26, 

1818. 

2217 iii Almira Chaffee, born in 1817, died in Ashford, in 1872; married Wil- 

liard S. Fuller. 

2218 iv Maranda Chaffee, born in 1819; died before 1890. 

837 Artemus e ChafEee (Samuel,5 Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was 
born in Thompson, Conn., about 1786, and died there, January 3, 1854, aged about 
sixty-eight. He married in Woodstock, April 14, 1815, Patty Cummings of that 
place. She died January 30, 1858, aged seventy-four. Both were buried in East 
Woodstock. Artemus Chaffee lived on the old farm on which his father had 
settled in Thompson, between East Woodstock and New Boston, Conn. He 
finally sold it and bought the property known as the Waters farm, near Thompson, 
where he lived for many years, but after the death of his son Walter in 1848, he 
sold it and bought back the old homestead, where all of his children had been 
born. He served in the War of 1812 in defense of New London, as Private in the 
Connecticut Militia under Commander Jacob Lyon, from June 21 to July 15, 1813. 

Children, born in Thompson: 

2219 i Pamelia 7 Chaffee, born January 21, 1816; married Ahira Darling, 

and had two children; residence, Thompson. 
+ 2220 ii Sophronia Chaffee, born April 24, 1817; married Lafayette Waters, 
+ 2221 iii Charles Chaffee, born December 13, 1819; married Sarah E. Green. 

2222 iv AdaUne ChafTee, born January 20, 1821; married (1) Henry Bliss; 

(2) Joseph Curtis; residence, Thompson. 

2223 V Electa Chaffee, born March 24, 1823; died January 10, 1825. 

2224 vi Julia M. ChafTee, born February 2, 1825; residence in 1890, Thomp- 

son ; unmarried. 

2225 vii Martha Chaffee, born June 5, 1826; died March 25, 1829, was buried 

in East Woodstock. 
+ 2226 viii Lucy Chaffee, born in 1827; died September 4, 1870; married William 
Hare. 

2227 ix Walter Chaffee, born in 1828; died April 27, 1848; was buried in East 

Woodstock; lived with his parents on the Waters farm; unmar- 
ried. 

839 Levi « ChafEee (Thomas,5 Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born 
in Killingly, Conn., November 23, 1781, and died in New Boston, Conn., about 
1872. He married Nancy, daughter of Daniel Blackman of Thompson, Conn. 
She died several years before her husband, and was buried in Thompson. Levi 
Chaffee had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, seven inches in height, 
of a determined mind and very set in his ways. He was a cooper and farmer, 
and a member of the Universalist Church. At the time of his marriage he lived 
in Thompson. He died in the home of his daughter, Lucy (Chaffee) Perry. 

Children : 

2228 i Clury ^ Chaffee, married Bracket; residence, 1890, Thompson. 

2229 ii Lucy Chaffee, married Josiah Perry; residence, 1872, New Boston, 

1890, Thompson. 
+ 2230 iii Nancy Chaffee, married Elbridge H. Reed. 

2231 iv Allen Chaffee, born in Thompson; married, and is thought to have 
one or two children; moved to the far west. 



SIXTH GENERATION 229 

840 Joel 6 Chaffee (Thomas,^ Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Thompson, Conn., September 26, 1786, and died there, December 5, 1853. 
He married in Thompson, Lavinia M., daughter of Abel Morse of Douglas, Mass. 
She was born June 15, 1796, and died February 6, 1863. Joel Chaffee had a light 
complexion, blue eyes, was five feet, eight inches in height, and strongly built. 
He lived in Thompson, where he was a farmer and with his father kept a tavern 
where all his children were born. During the War of 1812 he served as a Private 
from June 21 to July 13, 1813, in the defense of New London, enlisting in Thomp- 
son in the Connecticut Militia under Commander Samuel Dresser. July 11, 1835, 
he bought land in Barre, Vt. He and his wife are buried in the Thompson burying- 
ground, his tombstone bearing the words : 

"Christ died that all might live," 
and hers : 

"Mother there is rest in Heaven." 

Children, born in Thompson : 

+ 2232 i Lucian Morse ^ Chaffee, born September 5, 1816; married Mary L. 
Cargel. 

2233 ii Mary Chaffee, married (1) Manly Lane of New Hampshire, and had 

four children; (2) Clifford, and had one child; residence, 

1890, Oxford, Mass. 

2234 iii Lavinia Chaffee, born September 25, 1821; died October 10, 1822; 

buried in Thompson. 

2235 iv Brainard Chaffee, born about 1825; died January 27, 1828; buried 

in Thompson. 

2236 V Ablena Chaffee, died about 1875; married George P., son of Nathan 

and Susan (Dingley) Paine; no children; residence, Worcester, 
Mass. 

+ 2237 vi Otis Brainard Chaffee, born December 8, 1828; married Mrs. Sarah 
(Brown) Pratt. 

+ 2238 vii Abel Morse Chaffee, born December 28, 1832; married Mary J. New- 
ton. 

+ 2239 viii Vernon Chaffee, married Elvira Corbin. 
2240 ix Emily Chaffee, died in Oxford, of consumption. 

846 Sanford « Chafey (Caleb,^ Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Guilford, N. Y., in 1807, and died in Smyrna, N. Y., April 25, 1884. He married 
there, October 6, 1843, Hannah, daughter of John Wooldridge of Dutchess County, 
N. Y. Mr. Chafey had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was four feet, ten inches 
in height. In 1843 and after, he lived in Smyrna, where he was a shoemaker and 
farmer. 

Children : 

2241 i William Henry 7 Chafey, born in Smyrna, March 13, 1845; married in 

North Norwich, N. Y., November 30, 1870, Mary A., daughter of 
Daniel Skinner of that place; Mr. Chafey has a light complexion, and 
blue eyes; he is a wagon manufacturer and patentee of a delivery 
wagon, known as a "low-down" wagon; residences, Earlville, N. Y., 
1870, Plymouth, N. Y., 1891, Sherburne, N. Y. 

2242 ii Wilson Chafey, born in 1854. 

847 Maranda » Chafey (Caleb,^ Samuel,* Joseph,^ Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Guilford, N. Y., and died in Smyrna, N. Y., in 1878. She married in Norwich, 
N. Y., Harvey Roe of Smyrna, She had a light complexion, and blue eyes. 



230 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children : 

2243 i A child,7 died before 1890. 

2244 ii Jane Roe, living in 1890. 

2245 iii David Roe, living in 1890. 

2246 iv Samuel Roe, living in 1890. 

849 John C.^ Chafey (Jonathan Cady,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Tunbridge, Vt., February 8, 1794, and died in Albany, Vt., in No- 
vember, 1873. He married Clarissa Leslie, who died and was buried in Albany. 
He was a farmer, of medium height, and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. 
He lived in Tunbridge and Brookfield, Vt., moving from the latter place to Albany 
in 1831. 

Children : 

+ 2247 i Russell Joseph ^ Chafey, married Hannah S. Davenport. 

2248 ii Louisa Chafey. 

851 Hiram ^ Chafey (Jonathan Cady,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Tunbridge, Vt., February 5, 1799, and died in Albany, Vt., Septem- 
ber 21, 1872. He married in Williamstown, Vt., January 17, 1824, Asenath, 
daughter of Timothy Kendall of that place. She died in September, 1881. Hiram 
Chafey was a farmer, and in 1824 lived in Brookfield, Vt. He moved from there 
in 1831 to Albany, where he was living at the time of his death, and where he and 
his wife are buried. 

Children, the first four born in Brookfield: 

2249 i Orlana M.7 Chafey, born December 9, 1824; died in Albany, August 

11, 1844. 
+ 2250 ii Martha S. Chafey, born June 22, 1827; married Samuel Gushing. 
2251 iii Philena C. Chafey, a twin, born June 22, 1827; married Lan- 

phear; residence, 1891, Albany. 
+ 2252 iv Hiram Wells Chafey, born October 21, 1830; married (1) 

Hovey; (2) Agnes F. Stell. 

2253 V Jerry M. Chafey, born in Albany, February 21, 1832; died before 

1883. 

2254 vi Fannie L. Chafey, born March 11, 1834; died before 1883. 

2255 vii Lucy Ann Chafey, born January 12, 1836; married Reynolds; 

residence, 1883, Albany. 

2256 viii Ruth AVells Chafey, born January 17, 1838; died before 1883. _ 

2257 ix Rosa M. Chafey, born June 26, 1840; married Page; residence, 

1891, Mattapan, Mass. 
+ 2258 X Martin Beard Chafey, born May 11, 1842; married Jennie W. Mit- 
chell. 

2259 xi Harriet C. Chafey, born March 7, 1846; married McGuire; 

residence, 1891, Albany. 

859 Anna « Sanger (Anna ^ Chaffee, Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1) was 
born in Woodstock and died. She married Amos Abbott of that place. 
Child: 

2260 i Harriet 7 Abbott, born in Woodstock, December 2, 1815; married Peter 

Chaffee. (See 869.) 

865 Josiah Williard ^ Chafee, Jr. (Josiah Williard,^ Josiah,^ Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 
Thomas 1), was born, probably in Woodstock, about 1804, and died at sea, Jan- 



SIXTH GENERATION 231 

uary 15, 1837, aged thirty-three. He married Sarah Ann Sanders of Providence, 
R, I. Captain Chafee had a Ught complexion, was quite tall, of an energetic dis- 
position and considered to be a very bright and capable young man. He went 
from Woodstock to Providence and was employed by a Mr. Wyatt in fitting out 
vessels for sea. This gentleman's niece afterward became his wife. He had a 
vessel built in Pawtucket, R. I., named the Isaac Elb's and became commander 
of it. A water color of this vessel, painted in Malaga, Spain, is still in the posses- 
sion of the family. In 1837 when five days out from New York, his ship collided 
with another vessel. All the crew were saved but Captain Chafee, who went to 
his cabin for his papers, the ship sinking before he could regain the deck. 
Children : 

+ 2261 i Benjamin Robbins ^ Chafee, born October 21, 1831 ; married Betsey H. 
Mason. 

2262 ii A son, died in infancy. 

2263 iii A son, died in infancy. 

2264 iv A daughter, died in infancy. 

866 Nancy " Chaffee (Josiah Williard,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1), 
married in Grafton, Mass., September 29, 1833, John Daniels of that place, where 
in 1889 they were still living. 

Child: 

2265 i Luther ^ Daniels, died aged nine years. 

867 Stephen « Chafee (Josiah Williard,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born about 1807, and died after 1886. He married Fidelia Birch. He was a 
seafaring man for about five years, and in 1831 removed from Woodstock to the 
west, where he bought about sixty acres of land, which he cleared himself. He 
was one of the pioneers in the region where he settled. He ground his own corn, 
the nearest gristmill being twenty-eight miles distant and the nearest post office 
ten miles. He lived mostly on venison and bear meat. At the age of seventy- 
nine he was still active and prided himself on his ability to shoot, to work on his 
farm and the fact that he owed no man a penny. In 1884 he lived in Gorham, O,, 
where he owned one hundred and twenty acres of land. He was a Democrat in 
politics. Of his eleven children, five were sons, all being in height six feet or over. 

Children : 

2266 i Stephen ^ Chafee, Jr., died in Jacksonville, Fla., in the spring of 1881; 

unmarried. 

2267 ii Theron Chafee, married Mrs. Miller, a widow with two children; he had 

no children. 

2268 iii Williard Chafee, married, and has two children; noted for his great 

strength; residence, Iowa. 

2269 iv Melissa Chafee, unmarried in 1886. 

2270 V Wesley Chafee, married twice; in 1884, lived with his father on the 

home farm in Gorham. 

2271 vi Alice Chafee, married George Westfall, and in 1886 had two children. 

2272 vii Electa Chafee, died about 1879 of consumption. 

2273 viii Ella Chafee, married Lewis. 

2274 ix Emma Chafee, a twin, married Snow, and in 1886 had three 

children; residence, 1884, Gorham. 

2275 X Eva Chafee, a twin, died about 1881. 

2276 xi Ellen Chafee, married Wesley Rice, and in 1884 had one child. 



232 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

868 Eunice e Chaffee (Josiah Williard,^ Josiah,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas 
was born in 1812, and married (1), in the summer of 1830 (their intention entered 
in Oxford, Mass., July 18, 1830), Captain Andrew Smith of Woodstock, Conn., 
who died there in June, 1849, aged sixty. She married (2) in 1851, William Har- 
denberg, and about 1865 removed to Fayette, O., where she was living in 1889. 

Children : 

2277 i Andrew B.^ Smith, born in Colchester, R. I., in September, 1834; died 
in Richmond, Va., during the Civil War; married (1) about 1853 — ; 
(2) about 1856, Harriet Parsons; had four children, two living in 
1884; was a member of the 1st Connecticut cavalry at the time 
of his death, in Libby Prison. 
+ 2278 ii John Smith, born January 28, 1837; married Mrs. (Hastenbader) 
Boyer. 

869 Peter e Chaffee (Molly,^ Josiah,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in 
Woodstock, Conn., March 27, 1815, and died in East Woodstock, Conn., August 26, 
1906. He married in Thompson, Conn., May 9, 1838, Harriet Abbott (2260) 
(Anna 6 Sanger, Anna ^ Chaffee, Josiah,* Joseph. 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i), born in 
Woodstock, December 2, 1815, died October 18, 1887, of a paralytic shock and 
was buried in the family lot in East Woodstock. She had light hair, blue eyes, 
was of medium height, and a model wife and mother. Peter Chaffee had black 
hair and blue eyes. He and his wife joined the Congregational Church in 1839, 
and in 1847 the Methodist Church, in which he was Trustee, Sunday School Super- 
intendent, Steward and member of the Building Committee. He was a carriage 
manufacturer. To him descended the family Bible belonging to Thomas Chaffee, 
the Emigrant, and it was from him that the compiler obtained it. 

A Woodstock paper said of him at the time of his death : 

" Peter Chaffee, the oldest resident, in this section of the town, died at his home 
Sunday evening after a brief illness, aged 91 years and 5 months, he had been in 
failing health for a number of months but was confined to his bed only one day. 

" Mr. Chaffee was born in Woodstock, March 17, 1815, and had spent his entire 
life in town with the exception of two years in Windham. He learned his trade, 
that of wheelwright, with the late Deacon John Sawyer of South Woodstock. 

" In 1838 he came to East Woodstock, where in the early forties he built a house 
and shop and successfully carried on his business until about twenty years ago 
when his son, Norman O. took charge in connection with his paint shop. 

" Mr. Chaffee joined the church in early life and was one of the promoters of the 
Methodist church in this place being its oldest member, was Superintendent of 
the Sunday School for over forty years, a class leader, and held other offices of 
trust; he attended church regularly until about twelve years ago when hearing 
and eye sight became defective. 

" He was married in May 1838 to Harriet Abbott, who died in 1887, a few months 
before their fiftieth wedding anniversary, since her death he was cared for by his 
son, Norman and granddaughter, Mrs. Lillian A. May. 

" The funeral was held at his home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. T. Tutner con- 
ducting the services. Mrs. Ezra May and Mrs. Granville Perry sang two selections. 
He is survived by four children: Mrs. Emma Palmer of Willimantic, Myron J. 
Chaffee of Boston, Mrs. Elvina Aldrich, Norman O. Chaffee of East Woodstock, 
and Mrs. Chas. Bunce of South Manchester; fifteen grandchildren, six great-grand- 
children." 

Children, the first five known to have been born in Woodstock: 
-1-2279 i Emma Frances ^ Chaffee, born December 25, 1840; married Charles 

M. Palmer. 
+ 2280 ii Myron J. Chaffee, born June 15, 1842; married Ellen C. Bunce. 



SIXTH GENERATION 233 

+ 2281 iii Elvina Anness Chaffee, born May 14, 1845; married Winthrop C. 
Aldrich. 
2282 iv Norman 0. Chaffee, born January 26, 1847; has a dark complexion, 
brown hair, bhie eyes, and is five feet, eight and one-half inches 
in height; was Sunday School Superintendent in the Methodist 
church for two years; he is a carriage manufacturer, expert 
worker in wood, iron, and also a painter; has been local cor- 
respondent for several newspapers; residence, 1906, East Wood- 
stock; unmarried. 

+ 2283 V Ina Anna Chaffee, born September 17, 1857; married Charles E. Bunce. 
Two other children, died young, names unknown. 

874 Charles e Chaffee (David, ^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2 Thomas 1) was born 
in Woodstock, Conn., August 7, 1807, and died in Putnam, Conn., April 12, 1886. 
He married in Thompson, Conn., September 5, 1836, Betsey Celinda, daughter 
of Zadock Spaulding of that place. She was born December 17, 1810. In 1883 
Mr. Chaffee had retired from business, and was living in Putnam, where three 
years later he died and was buried, and where in 1890, his widow was still living. 

Child: 

2284 i Benjamin Franklin ^ Chaffee, born December 11, 1845; married in 1867, 
Ehza A. Gleason of Worcester, Mass., who died in December, 1881, 
and was buried in Putnam; in 1883 he was in the shoe cutting busi- 
ness; residence, 1890, Putnam. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 

880 Nicholas Underwood ^ Chafee (Otis,^ Amos,5 Thomas/ Thomas.^ Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Newport, R. I., October 14, 1803, and died February 3, 
1852. He was married in Baltimore, Md., November 21, 1827, by the Reverend 
John M. Duncan, to Sarah Adeline Hoffman, born there, March 7, 1812, died 
June 13, 1862. 

Children, born in Baltimore: 

2285 i WiUiam Hoffman s Chafee, born August 28, 1828; residence, 1884, 
Charleston, S. C. 
+ 2286 ii Elizabeth Whiteford Chafee, born August 16, 1830; married I. L. 
Long. 

2287 iii Charles Hoffman Chafee, born July 24, 1832; died July 11, 1864. 

887 Otis Jacob ^ Chafee (Otis.o Amos,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Newport, R. I., January 13, 1815, and died in Aiken, 
S. C, October 3, 1869. He married in Charleston, S. C, October 10, 1837, Mary 
Ann, daughter of George Kinlock of that place, an Englishman. She was born 
December 25, 1820, died in Aiken, July 19, 1891 and was buried in Charleston. 

Otis J. Chafee went from Newport to Charleston when thirteen years of age. 
He was a wholesale merchant there until after 1855. Later he lived in Aiken, 
where he died of consumption, and where his widow continued to live up to the 
time of her death. Both were members of the Episcopal Church, attending St. 
Phillips Church in Charleston, and St. Thaddeus in Aiken, in both of which he 
was a Vestryman. He had a fair complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, nine 
and one-half inches in height. 

Children, all but the last born in Charleston: 

2288 i Charlotte Amy » Chafee, born September 10, 1838; died August 22, 

1843. 
+ 2289 ii Emma Granby Chafee, born August 19, 1840; married Benjam'n M. 

Walpole. 
+ 2290 iii Nathaniel Green Bourne Chafee, born February 14, 1842; married 

Rosa C. Gregg. 

2291 iv Otis Chafee, born July 10, 1844; died August 1, 1857. 

2292 V Sarah Adeline Chafee, born July 8, 1846; died October 18, 1881. 

+ 2293 vi John WiUiam Chafee, born May 1, 1848; married CaroHna A. Latham. 
2294 vii William Hasseltine Chafee, born April 3, 1850; a planter; residence, 

1893, Aiken; unmarried; has a fair complexion, gray eyes, and 

is five feet, eleven inches in height. 
+ 2295 viii George Kinlock Chafee, born September 27, 1851; married Margaret 

E. Gamble. 
+ 2296 ix Mary Ella Chafee, born October 8, 1853; married Doctor Theodore 

G. Croft. 
+ 2297 X Robert Alexander Chafee, born November 19, 1855; married Ida B. 

Williams. 
2298 xi Augustus Hayden Chafee, born August 27, 1857; died November 

15, 1887. 

888 Nathan Munroe 7 Chafee (Otis,o Amos,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Newport, R. I., June 6, 1816, and died there, November 27, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 235 

1867. He married in Newport, September 29, 1840, Harriet, daughter of Peleg 
and Mary (Potter) Chapman. Mrs. Chafee died in Newport, August 10, 1867, 
aged fifty. Both were buried in Newport. Nathan M. Chafee was a plumber. 
Children, born in Newport: 

2299 i Laura S.^ Chafee, married Captain John Simpson, United States army, 

and has one child; residence, 1883, San Antonio, Texas, where 
Captain Simpson was then stationed. 

2300 ii Lizzie M. Chafee, born in 1843; died in Newport, August 29, 1863, and 

was buried there. 

2301 iii Annie Chafee, born in 1845; died in Newport, June 7, 1865, and was 

buried there. 

2302 iv Harriet Chafee, born in May, 1846; died in Newport, June 17, 1846, 

and was buried there. 

2303 V Harriet Chafee, born November 5, 1851; died in Newport, December 

26, 1852, and was buried there. 

2304 vi W. B. Chapman Chafee, born in July, 1855; died in Newport, Sep- 

tember 17, 1855, and was buried there. 

2305 vii Mary Chafee. 

2306 viii Amy Chafee. 

2307 ix Frank Edmund Chafee. 

2308 X Henry Chafee. 

2309 xi Benjamin Chafee. 

2310 xii Nicholas Underwood Chafee, married and had one child in 1883, when 

he lived in Jersey City, N. J. 

895 Amos ^ Chafee (Zechariah,^ Amos,^ Thomas,* Thomas, ^ Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Providence, R. 1., September 22, 1808, and married in 
New Bedford, Mass., September 22, 1833, Melory, daughter of William Tobey 
of that place. He was living in New Bedford in 1884, it having been his home 
for fifty-seven years. He was a mason. 

Children : 

2311 i Mary E.s Chafee, born July 23, 1834; married Briggs; residence, 

1884, New Bedford. 

2312 ii Laura Amelia Chafee, born January 10, 1835; died January 1, 1836. 

2313 iii Helen Augusta Chafee, born April 23, 1839; married Collins. 

2114 iv Zechariah Chafee, born September 21, 1842. 

2315 V Melory Frances Chafee, born February 17, 1844; died September 8, 1879; 

married in New Bedford, John F. Chamberlain. 

897 Nathan Munroe ^ Chafee (Zechariah, e Amos,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Providence, R. I., January 24, 1813, and died 
in June, 1886. He married in Providence, November 16, 1835, Adeline, daughter 
of John Noble of that place. He had a light complexion, and blue eyes. In 18S3 
he lived in Providence, where he was an iron founder. 

Children, born in Providence: 

2316 i Zechariah « Chafee, born August 26, 1836; died August 26, 1837. 

2317 ii Sehna Edwards Chafee, born April 16, 1838; died September 14, 1838. 

2318 iii Caroline Frances Chafee, born September 2, 1839; died September 5, 

1843. 

2319 iv Adaline Chafee, born September 6, 1841 ; died August 4, 1842. 

2320 V Hannah Frances Chafee, born August 11, 1843; died December 19, 

1846; buried in North Burying Ground, Providence. 

2321 vi Nathan Munroe Chafee, Jr., born July 30, 1845; died August 14, 1845; 

buried in North Burying Ground, Providence. 



236 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

2322 vii Adaline Chafee, born October 24, 1846; unmarried in 1883. 

2323 viii Cora S. Chafee, born November 15, 1848; maried James H. Smith of 

Providence. 

2324 ix Emma Watson Chafee, born April 2, 1850; died July 2, 1851; buried 

in North Burying Ground, Providence. 

2325 X Charles Henry Chafee, born June 25, 1855; died August 23, 1855, buried 

in North Burying Ground, Providence. 

2326 xi Clara Chafee. 

2327 xii Nathan Chafee. 

898 Zechariah '' Chafee, Jr. (Zechariah,« Amos,^ Thomas, ^ Thomas, ^ Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas 1), was born in Providence, R. I., January 11, 1815, and died there in 
April, 1889. He married in Providence, August 14, 1845, Mary Frances, daughter 
of James Buffington of Somerset, Mass. The following appreciation is condensed 
from the Providence Evening Bulletin: 

"A figure familiar for more than 37 years to the people of Providence has dis- 
appeared forever. A personality as unique as it was impressive has been taken 
from that elder group of men among us who connect the chance-taking rush of 
to-day with the steady -going, methodical pace of the last generation. A character 
admirable for its masterly strength, and yet lovable for its womanly gentleness, 
one in which there was well blended the uncompromising force of intellect with the 
softening restraints of the heart, will be missed by all who knew Zechariah Chafee. 

Born in Providence in 1815, his boyhood foreshadowed the man. His father 
was a master mason and owed a debt of $1000, which through misfortune he found 
himself unable to pay. The son, then 11 years of age, took upon himself the burden 
of the father, and in the flour and grain house of the late Seth Adams he gave his 
labor for five years in full consideration of the debt. In his 17th year, with a slender 
stock of school learning, but with some hard-earned knowledge of life, he was 
assisted by relations to go to Pittsburg, which was then regarded as a thriving 
Western city, offering good opportunities to him in view of the fact that Pittsburg 
was at that date the principal flour and grain market of the West. Here he soon 
found employment, and turned to account the capital in the form of experience 
which had been invested in him while under Mr. Adams's rigid training. He 
remained in Pittsburg 20 years, and raised himself to the position of junior partner 
in a firm whose daily sales of flour would average 1000 barrels. 

"Mr. Chafee always recurred with peculiar relish to the remembrance of this 
period of his life. He was naturally gifted with the talent for trade. It was a part 
of Mr. Chafee 's employment to forage the country to contract for and purchase 
supplies of grain, salt and sugar, and in the winter his journey would extend down 
the rivers as far as New Orleans. It was in this adventurous life, and in association 
with the Western pioneers and with all sides of a rough civilization, that he acquired 
that self-confidence which was so conspicuous a trait in his character, and that 
keen understanding of human nature which fairly gave him the long end of the 
stick in dealing with men in a trial of wits. 

"It was the tenderest of human ties that drew Mr. Chafee back to Providence 
in 1852, and induced him to abandon, at the prime of life, a business career in Pitts- 
burg of assured success. His integrity, sound judgment and true loyalty to his 
friendships had knit the bonds very closely between him and his elder partner, 
an uncompromising bachelor, not unlike in character the one that Crane so graph- 
ically simulates on the stage. The tradition runs that the senior was greatly moved 
at the prospect of so rare a jewel as the junior being recut and polished by a woman's 
hand, and estimating the damage at $10,000, naively offered with this sum to save 
Mr. Chafee from this chance of injury. 

"Mr. Chafee, before breaking up his business connection at Pittsburg, had con- 
tracted a then common relation with one of the State banks in Providence. Ar- 
rangements were made by which the Bank of America, which still flourishes as a 
State institution, and of which he was President at the time of his death, should 
loan currency to Mr. Chafee 's firm on proper security under a contract that the 



SEVENTH GENERATION 237 

bills of the bank so furnished to him should be kept in circulation, before coming 
in for redemption, for an agreed number of months, and thus increase the assets 
of the bank available for discounting commercial paper. At that day it was the 
common, but often unfortunate expedient of the banks in Providence. 

"In 1852, when Mr. Chafee returned to Providence, his relative, Amos Chafee 
Barstow, was the Mayor of Providence. Mr. Barstow, for the time abandoned 
the personal oversight of his extensive iron working business to devote himself 
to the management of the city's interests. Mr. Chafee temporarily took his place 
at his foundry until he could arrange for some definite employment. In the end 
he became interested in the High Street Furnace Company, which in time developed 
into the present well-known corporation of the Builders' Iron Foundry. In the 
general oversight of this industry Mr. Chafee remained until his death. During 
the Civil War this establishment supplied large orders to the Government of heavy 
sea-coast ordnance, and much of the success of the company was due to the ad- 
dress with which its manager in his frequent visits to Washington put himself 
upon the leeward side of old seadogs like Admiral Dahlgren, who were firm in 
the faith that no heavy artillery could be successfully cast and bored outside of a 
Government arsenal. 

"The Mechanics Savings Bank, which has now grown to such stately proportions, 
was one of the earliest of the banks to aid the working class in raising them in 
the social scale. Mr. Chafee was active in this institution from its beginning, and 
he labored to advance the true end of its establishment during his whole remaining 
life. Hardly a week has elapsed during his busy career, and under circumstances 
when most men would have excused themselves, that he has not given his personal 
attention to furthering the obtaining of small loans to mechanics to enable them 
to secure to themselves a home. 

"The public estimate of a man's character is seldom in error when the individual 
himself takes no pains to artificially create such estimate. Few men in Providence 
have had more trust duties conferred upon them than he. His books show accounts 
with more than 30 private estates of which he had been selected as the adminis- 
trator, guardian or trustee. In many of these cases he made no charge for his 
personal services. Everyone in middle life knows how successfully he disentangled 
the Howard estate and turned over to the heirs a splendid inheritance after liquidat- 
ing the claims of creditors. There are some living, and others who are dead, who 
owe to Mr. Chafee 's friendly interposition in disaster the salvation of their estates. 
All such kindly offices were rendered freely and without charge. Some remembered 
this loving kindness; some accepted it as a matter of course, and others forgot it. 
There were some at his funeral who kept in mind his disinterested offices, and 
there were humble men and women, too, present who came from a distance to 
testify their remembrance, and to whom the payment of a railroad fare meant 
a personal deprivation. 

"In the fall of 1873 the great house of the Spragues, which for three generations 
had been identified with the history of Rhode Island industries, was in financial 
trouble. The creditors assembled and accepted the proposition made by the debtors 
to receive a deed of copartnership and corporate properties in trust for the security 
of the liabilities, the payment of which was extended for three years. The office 
of trustee was at first eagerly sought by competitors, and three gentlemen were 
finally selected by the creditors as acceptable persons. The trust deed was, after 
much delay, perfected in form to meet the views of the counsel for the trustees 
elect. By that time the magnitude of the personal risks which must be assumed by 
trustees undertaking to run a large print works and extensive cotton mills without 
any other credit than that which the Quidnick Company — virtually a part of 
the insolvents' estate — could furnish, began to be understood. It was clear that 
it would be no holiday recreation to administer in liquidation this enormous 
estate intertangled with itself, and with the already prostrate house of Hoyt, 
Spragues & Co. Week after week went past without any acceptance on the part 
of the designated trustees. They shrank from the load of personal responsibility 
which they must assume, and every artifice was suggested which legal counsel of 
their selection could devise to lighten the measure of the risk, but the fact still 



238 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

remained that whoever undertook to run the Sprague mills and print works, in the 
hope of paying off the debts, would find few comforting judicial decisions in the 
books. Meanwhile the creditors had become alarmed at the delay, and there were 
suggestions that bad faith was at the bottom. Certain creditors had concluded to 
secure their debts by an attachinent. It was known one afternoon that writs were 
in course of preparation and would be served on the following morning. The 
situation was imminent. The United States bankrupt law was in force, and if the 
insolvent estate should be attached the complication would be so great as to defeat 
in all probability the almost universal desire in this State that time should be given 
to the Spragues outside the court of bankruptcy to be extricated. Late in the day 
a happy thought occurred as a relief from the difficulty. Mr. Chafee was sought. 
The proposition was made to him to accept the trust, and he was asked who he 
would like to have associated with him in the deed. He replied: 'If I take it at 
all I will take it alone.' The result was before morning, Mr. Chafee was named 
as the sole trustee. His appointment was hailed with general satisfaction, for he 
was recognized as perhaps the only man in Providence having a private estate of 
value and a proved ability in business, and enjoying public confidence, who would 
have dared so great a responsibility. 

"The self-reliance of Mr. Chafee was one of his distinguishing traits of character. 
His early life had accustomed him to trust to himself. It is only the truly honest 
man who displays this courage. ' I mean right,' was a phrase often on his lips, and 
those who knew him most intimately felt that though often jocularly spoken they 
were no unmeaning words. Beyond doubt, his great ambition, when he accepted 
the Sprague trust, was to achieve the same great success which he had accomplished 
for the Howard estate. He looked forward to the time when the creditors would 
be satisfied, and the balance of the estate be handed over by him to the Spragues 
as a curtailed but still great inheritance. But the fates were against him. The 
business of the country, like an expiring lamp, blazed up brightly for a moment 
after he took charge of the mills, then flickerecl and finally became encrusted and 
gave a faint light for seven long years. Internal dissensions arose. In the mean- 
time the machinery of the mills was wearing out, and, worse than all, the new im- 
provements in spindles, which men on their feet could introduce into their mills, 
would have distanced the Sprague mills in the race to secure the small margin of 
profit in cotton spinning if their machinery had been new but of the same old type. 
And yet, under all these adverse circumstances, Mr. Chafee struggled on, with 
every man's hand against him, persistently and straightforwardly to execute his 
trust. Had his life been spared six months he would have been able to have brought 
his labors to a close. 

"Mr. Chafee was not what would be popularly called a conventionally religious 
man. He was not at all sanctimonious in his air, for the reason, perhaps, that he 
disliked the scent of a pharisee. He did not keep so close a run of the fast and 
feast days of the church as he did of the times when some needy women's rent 
became due or when their flour sack would be spent ; but if to be a peacemaker, to 
comfort and help the widow and the fatherless, to exercise a blessed charity_ in 
unostentations ways, to deal honestly and uprightly with all men, and to forgive 
his enemies and those who evily entreated him and despitefully used him, are 
evidence of true piety, then Mr. Chafee was a Christian to the core. When St. 
Stephen's Church was building and was pressed for money, he and one other 
Christian man now living gave freely of their means, and Mr. Chafee could be seep 
almost any day working with the masons and the laborers to rear that beautiful edi- 
fice. It was fitting indeed that there the last solemn rites should be paid to him as 
his body rested in front of the chancel which his own hands had helped to build. 

" If a memorial be needed for Mr. Chafee beyond the good works which in business 
and in private life he has wrought, let it be a rough boulder from the seaward side 
of his much-loved Squantum, as typical of the strength of his nature and the ob- 
duracy with which he stood to his convictions of right. At the foot of this let the 
wood flowers and the tender creepers be planted, that they may nestle to its warmth 
and cling to its support, as children and those needing help were drawn to him 
and nourished in his life. B. F. T." 



SEVENTH GENERATION 239 

Children : 

2328 i Mary Elizabeth s Chafee, born January 10, 1847; married June 4, 1874, 

George H. Gugerson of Boston, Mass. 

2329 ii Clara Chafee, born May 1, 1850; died December 11, 1852. 

2330 iii Matilda Chafee, born April 2, 1855; died August 12, 1855. 

2331 iv Nathan Munroe Chafee, born September 12, 1856; died February 8, 

1859. 

2332 V Alice Chafee, born April 29, 1859. 

+ 2333 vi Zechariah Chafee, Jr., a twin, born April 29, 1859; married Mary 
Dexter 8 Sharpe (3948). 

900 Thomas Eddy ^ Chafee (Zechariah,^ Amos,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Pi"ovidence, R. I., September IS, 1819, and married, Oc- 
tober 2, 1845, Lucy E. daughter of Knight Roberts. In 1887 they lived in Provi- 
dence, where Mr. Chafee was a mason. 

Children, born in Providence: 

2334 i A son,8 born September 2, 1846; died in Providence, September 2, 
1846; buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Providence. 
+ 2335 ii Albert Eddy Chafee, born March 28, 1848 ; married Katie P. Budlong. 

2336 iii William T. Chafee, born July 26, 1850; died April 7, 1852; buried in 

Locust Grove Cemetery, Providence. 

2337 iv Edwin Chafee, born January 14, 1852; died September 9, 1855; buried 

in Locust Grove Cemetery, Providence. 

2338 V Zechariah Chafee, a twin, born January 14, 1852; died August 22, 

1852; buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Providence. 

2339 vi William Thomas Chafee, born October 25, 1854; residence, 1889, 

North Attleboro, Mass. 

2340 vii Otis Chafee, born April 1, 1857; died February 12, 1873. 

2341 viii Frank W. Chafee, born July 27, 1865; died April 23, 1882. 

905 Barney Bowen ^ Chaffee (William,« Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas ^) was born in Providence, R. I., May 11, 1809, and died in 
Owego, N. Y., April 9, 1869. He married in Providence, Catherine Linnett of 
that place. He was a teamster. 

Children : 

2342 i Daniel ^ Chaffee, married Lappity. 

2343 ii Martha Chaffee. 

2344 iii Olive Chaffee, married Warren Hooker. 
+ 2345 iv Eliza Chaffee, married James Marien. 

2346 V Lois Chaffee, married Benjamin Broome, a mason. 
+ 2347 vi Louisa Chaffee, married Albert Lane. 

+ 2348 vii Charles Henry Chaffee, born November 22, 1852; married Sally T. 
Atkins. 

906 WiUiam Marinda ^ Chaffee (William,« Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Na- 
thaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Olneyville, R. I., November 9, 1811, and married 
there, October 6, 1833, Sarah, daughter of Ambrose Barney of Rehoboth, Mass. 
He bought land in Warren, Pa., in 1837, and was Town Auditor for eighteen years. 
In 1884 he was living in Warren Centre, Pa., where he was a blacksmith. 

Children, the last five born in Warren : 

+ 2349 i Sarah M.s Chaffee, born November 16, 1834; married Frank Allen. 
+ 2350 ii William Ambrose Chaffee, born May 11, 1837; married Ellen A. 
Corbin. 



240 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 2351 iii Edmond W. Chaffee, born October 22, 1842; married Harriet Cornell. 
+ 2352 iv James Polk Chaffee, born November 13, 1844; married Carrie Pitcher. 
+ 2353 V Asa Dodge Chaffee, born April 18, 1847; married Elsie Whittaker. 
+ 2354 vi Esther P. Chaffee, born December 8, 1849; married E. Frasier Pendle- 
ton. 

2355 vii George H. Chaffee, born September 17, 1855; married, Jmie 11, 1885, 

Annie May De Nyse of Brooklyn, N. Y.; he was graduated from 
the medical school of the University of Michigan, June 30, 1881; 
settled in Le Raysville, Pa., in August, 1884; moved to Nebraska, 
1884; residence, 1887, Blue Hill, Neb. 

907 Caleb Jarvis ^ Chaffee (William,^ Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Olneyville, R. I., February 11, 1814, and married Angeline 
Bowen. He bought land in Warren, Pa., in 1837 and in 1844. In the latter year 
and in 1885 he was living in Owego, N. Y. 

Children : 

2356 i Frances E.s Chaffee, born August 11, 1842; died November 28, 1864; 

married Henry L. Jewett. 
+ 2357 ii Delphine A. Chaffee, born March 5, 1845; married George A. Hall. 
2358 iii Helen Elizabeth Chaffee, born September 2, 1852; married George H. 
Pratt. 

909 Oliver Perry ^ Chaffee (William,^ Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Olneyville, R. I., October 1, 1817, and died June 3, 1859. 
He married Elizabeth Stanton and at one time lived in Owego, N. Y. 

Children : 

2359 i Thomas » Chaffee, died before 1883. 

2360 ii Fannie Chaffee, died before 1883. 

2361 iii Emma A. Chaffee. 

910 George Washington ^ Chaffee (William,^ Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Olneyville, R. I., April 6, 1819, and died in 
De Kalb, 111., January 23, 1886. He married, August 22, 1850, Philena Camp- 
bell, who was living in 1886 in Courtland, 111. He lived in Owego, N. Y., and in 
the spring of 1876 moved with his family to De Kalb, where he spent his remain- 
ing years. He was buried in Afton, N. Y. He was a farmer and known as a true 
and honorable man. 

Children : 

+ 2362 i Charles E.s Chaffee, married. 
2363 ii Maria B. Chaffee, residence, 1883, De Kalb, 1886, Courtland. 

912 James Gardner ? Chaffee (William,8 Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas was born in Olneyville, R. I., February 27, 1823, and died 
in Providence, R. I., August 8, 1878. He married (1) in Providence, in May, 1849, 
Abby A., daughter of John Prospect of that place, formerly of Havre, France, 
the name being formerly spelled Prospierre. She died August 26, 1863, and he 
married (2) in October, 1865, Mrs. Mary L. Robinson, widow of John Robinson 
of Worcester, Mass. She died in May, 1872. Mr. Chaffee was an engineer and 
machinist. 

Children, by first wife : 

2364 i Ella Augusta » Chaffee, born February 6, 1850; residence, 1886, Provi- 
dence. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 241 

2365 ii Minetta Arnold Chaffee, born January 30, 1857; residence, 1886, Provi- 

dence. 

2366 iii Lillian Briggs Chaffee, born August 9, 1863; died August 29, 1863. 

913 Stephen Geno ^ Chaffee (William,^ Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Olneyville, R. I., April 14, 1824, and married Harriett 
Pendleton. In 1883 he was living in Warren Centre, Pa., where he was a farmer 
and blacksmith. 

Children : 

2367 i Helens Chaffee, born February 27, 1849; married (1) John Fairchild, 

who died before 1883; (2) Garfield; residence, 1886, Little 

Meadows, Pa. 

2368 ii Frank B. Chaffee, born August 7, 1854. 

2369 iii Carrie L. Chaffee, born May 2, 1864; married Charles Coburn; residence, 

1886, Warren Centre. 

916 Joseph BJ Chaffee (Winiam,^ Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Olneyville, R. I., October 17, 1827, and died May 11, 1857. 
He married Nancy Mary Allen, who after his death married (2) Mr. Whittaker, 
a farmer. 

Children : 
+ 2370 i Idell s Chaffee, married Lester M. Hill. 
2371 ii Josephine Chaffee. 

919 Joseph B.7 Chaffee (Walker,6 Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas ^), married Rebecca Anthony, and in 1884 lived in East Providence, R. I. 

Children : 

2372 i Ella « Chaffee. 

Another child, name unknown. 

922 Abram Bowen ^ Chaffee (Walker,^ Joseph,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Nathaniel,^' 
Thomas i) was born August 10, 1832, and married in Barrington, R. I., Sarah Mil- 
ler. He was living in Providence, R. I., in 1884. 

Children : 

2373 i Williams Chaffee, born in Warren, R. I., in 1859; married Ida Mowry; 

residence, 1884, Providence. 

2374 ii Rebecca Chaffee. 

Another child, name unknown. 

928 Horace Brown 7 Chaffee (Wilder.e Joseph,5 Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Seekonk, Mass., September 28, 1828, and died December 28, 
1893. He married in Sheshequin, Pa., March 4, 1851, Polly, daughter of Abram 
Gore of that place. He worked on his father's farm until he was nineteen years 
old, when he learned the blacksmith's trade and at the end of three years went 
into business for himself in Sheshequin, where he built up a large custom by his 
skill and industry. In 1852 he moved to Le Raysville, Pa., where he continued 
his trade, in connection with farming. He held various town offices and lived 
in Le Raysville for over thirty-nine years. In 1893 he was Postmaster in Chaffee's 
Corners, Pa. 

Children : 

2375 i Charles Francis ^ Chaffee, born February 11, 1852; married Sarah Bos- 

worth. 

2376 ii Omer Horace Chaffee, born May 2, 1854; married Emma Haight. 



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2377 iii Willie Alonzo Chaffee, born May 6, 1856; died March 4, 1877. 

2378 iv Fred Arthur Chaffee, born August 1, 1860. 

2379 V Fannie Sabrina Chaffee, born April 25, 1862; married Charles Carrington. 

929 Maria Elizabeth ^ Chaffee (Wilder,6 Joseph,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) married, April 4, 1858, George B., son of William and Anna (Humphrey) 
Harrington. He was born January 8, 1833, and died April 21, 1863. He was 
a mason and farmer, and lived on the family homestead near Le Raysville, Brad- 
ford County, Pa. In 1891 Mrs. Harrington lived in South Owego, N. Y. 

Children : 

2380 i Mary Alice » Harrington, 

2381 ii George William Harrington. 

2382 iii Lucy Sabrina Harrington. 

939 Joel 7 Ohafee (Charles,« Stephen,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Wallingford, Vt., May 1, 1807, and died in Springville, 
N. Y., March 14, 1883. He married in Spencer, Mass., October 11, 1832, Ann, 
daughter of Daniel Moulton of that place. She was born in Spencer, August 8, 
1812, and died in Springville, .September 24, 1882. Joel Chafee was a farmer. 
He bought land in Ashford, N. Y., April 12, 1845, and he and his wife Anna sold 
land there, December 16, 1846, on both of which dates he was living in Concord, 
N. Y. He also bought other pieces of land in Erie County, N. Y. He also lived 
in Springville, where he was buried. 

Children, born in Springville: 

2383 i Augusta » Chafee, born in 1835; residence, 1890, Utica, N. Y. 

2384 ii Bertrand Chafee (Chaffee), born October 26, 1837; married in Sardinia, 

N. Y., May 17, 1871, Jennie B., daughter of George Richmond 
of that place; he was President of a railroad and owner of the 
Springville Flour Mills in 1890, when he lived in Springville. 

2385 iii Ellen R. Chafee, born in 1844; died in 1856. 
+ 2386 iv Carlos E. Chafee, born in 1851; married. 

952 Mary Frances Augusta ^ ChafEee (Jonathan,^ Stephen,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas *) was born in Boston, Mass., May 15, 1830, and died Jan- 
uary 9, 1892. She married there, June 17, 1851, William Henry, son of Henry 
and Mary (Brackett) Baldwin. (See Appendix E.) He was born in Brighton, 
Mass., October 20, 1826. He was an importer and jobber of dry goods under the 
firm name of Baldwin, Baxter and Curry, later Baldwin and Curry, having served 
an apprenticeship at that business in the firm of J. M. Beebe & Company in 1846. 
In 1868 he retired from business and that year was elected President of the Young 
Men's Christian Union, Boston, which position he still held in 1905. Under his 
guidance and liberal thought the Union has grown to magnificent proportions, 
enrolling over five thousand members and occupying its own building. In 1894 
he was also President of the Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute, 
Vice President of the National Unitarian Church Temperance Society, Trustee of 
the Franklin Savings Bank, Director of the Massachusetts Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Animals, and member of the Bostonian Society, and of the 
Bostonian Memorial Association. He was also a member of the School Committee 
of the City of Boston for several years. Mary F. A. (Chaffee) Baldwin was a 
member of the Congregational Church at the time of her marriage, but afterward 






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united with the Unitarian Church of which her husband is a member. She was 
buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plains, Mass. Mr. Baldwin has a fair 
complexion, gray eyes, and is five feet, four and a half inches in height. In 1906 
he was still living in Boston: 

Children, all but the first born in Boston: 

2387 i Mary Chaffee » Baldwin, born in Brighton, July 10, 1852; married 

Herbert Nash. 

2388 ii Maria Josephine Baldwin, born January 26, 1855. 

2389 iii Harry Heath Baldwin, born January 13, 1857; married Fanny Hall. 

2390 iv Frank Fenno Baldwin, born April 22, 1859; married Lucy Nash. 

2391 V Fannie Aldrich Baldwin, born December 24, 1860; married Reverend 

Charles T. Billings; residence, 1905, Lowell, Mass. 
+ 2392 vi William Henry Baldwin, Jr., born February 5, 1863; married Ruth 
S. Bowles. 

2393 vii George Storer Baldwin, born June 16, 1866; married Nellie Swift 

Todd. 

2394 viii Robert Collyer Baldwin, born May 26, 1868. 

2395 ix Richard Brackett Baldwin, born February 18, 1873; residence, 1905, 

St. Louis, Mo. 

954 William Ricker ^ Chaffee (Jonathan,^ Stephen,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Boston, Mass., and died there, March 14, 1868. 
He married in Boston, Sophia L. Gerts of Portland, Me. He was a grocer. 

Children : 

2396 i Edward Lawrence ^ Chaffee, born in Boston, March 20, 1854; died there, 

January 12, 1888; married there about 1874, Mary Ellen, daughter 

of N. B. Bryant of Boston; she married (2) Oliver; Mr. 

Chaffee was for a time connected with the dry goods commission 
house of A. Hamilton & Co., and later was prominently known in 
banking and brokerage circles, being Treasurer and General Manager 
of the Boston Loan Company from its organization in 1878 until 
his death; residence, Boston. 

2397 ii Manuela Corillo J. Chaffee, born October 7, 1857. 

2398 iii William Ricker Chaffee, Jr., born July 13, 1860; married in Roxbury, 

Mass., in October, 1888, Isabel E. Waitt; he succeeded his brother 
as Treasurer of the Boston Loan Company in 1888. 

2399 iv Mary Josephine Chaffee, born February 8, 1863. 

2400 V Florence Gertrude Chaffee, born December 12, 1864. 

955 Stephen ^ Chaffee (Stephen Harrison," Stephen,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ 
Nathaniel;^ Thomas 1) was born in Richmond, N. H., in 1805 and died in Mt. 
Holly, Vt., in April, 1874. He married there, Abigail Clark, daughter of Elijah 
Davenport of that place. She died September 30, 1833, and was buried in Mt. 
Holly. She was a member of the Baptist Church. 

Stephen Chaffee lived in Richmond and Swanzey, N. H., until he was ten years 
old, when he moved with his mother to Mt. Holly, where he lived all the rest of 
his life. He joined the Baptist Church there and later the Advent Church, in which 
he was a Deacon up to the time of his death. He had a light complexion, blue 
eyes and was five feet, four inches in height. He was a farmer and an honorable, 
upright man. 

Child: 

+ 2401 i Stephen Harrison » Chaffee, born October 24, 1831 ; married (1) Roxanna 
Tarbell; (2) Hattie E. Hart. 



244 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

956 Timothy Washington Ranodine ^ Nichols (Rhoda Sophronia « Chaffee, 
Stephen,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Richmond, Vt., 
September 30, 1815, and married (1) in Essex, Vt., February 22, 1844, Susan A., 
daughter of John S. Tubbs of that place. She died December 1, 1866, and was 
buried in Essex. He married (2), March 12, 1868, Julia A. Bliss. He was Assis- 
tant Judge of the County Court for four years, Justice of the Peace for forty years 
and Town Clerk for twenty-nine years. He had a fair complexion, blue, eyes and 
was a farmer. In 1892 he was living in Essex, which had been his home for years. 

Children, by first wife: 

2402 i Jane E.s Nichols, born November 16, 1849; married Charles E. Greene. 

2403 ii Fayette G. Nichols, born July 24, 1851 ; married Martha Flag. 

958 Albigence ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ Josiah,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas was born in Ashford, Conn., April 14, 1790, and died in Palermo, N. Y., 
November 18, 1857. He married in Connecticut, September 15, 1811, Lucy, 
daughter of Levi Streeter of Ashford. She died in Palermo and was buried in 
Gilbert's Mills, N. Y. Both joined the Free Will Baptist Church of Ashford in 1831, 
in which Mr. Chaffee was a Deacon for fifty years. He had a dark complexion, 
dark eyes, and was five feet, seven inches in height. He was a cooper and was 
buried in Palermo. 

Children : 

+ 2404 i Lucy Emily » Chaffee, born January 28, 1812; married Smith Moss. 
+ 2405 ii Lyman Albigence Chaffee, born August 9, 1814; married Clarissa 

Clark. 
+ 2406 iii Minerva Chaffee, married Wilford Sweetland. 

959 Fidelia ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ Josiah,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., February 7, 1791, and died February 5, 
1880. She married Ephraim Martin, a farmer of Westerley, R. I. She was buried 
in the River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. He died and was also buried in West- 
erly. He had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and was six feet in height. Both 
were members of the First Baptist Church of Westerly, she having previous to 
her removal from Ashford in 1808, been a member of the Baptist Church there. 
After their marriage they lived in Natick, Warwick, Providence, Cranston and 
Westerly, all in Rhode Island. 

Children : 

2407 i Marcy Ann « Martin, married Halsey Green. 

2408 ii Charles Monroe Martin. 

2409 iii Carlos Moran Martin, died in August, 1891 ; married (1) in North 

Providence, R. I., May 18, 1845, Lydia, daughter of Stephen 
Potter of Coventry, R. I.; (2) Hannah Cowell; residence, 1845, 
Warwick, later Providence. 

2410 iv Maria Celinda Martin, unmarried. 

+ 2411 V William Anthony Martin, born January 22, 1826; married Emma J. 
Viera. 

2412 vi John Salsbury Martin, married Charlotte Edwards. 

2413 vii George Henry IVLartin, married Innocent Hill, and had two sons; 

residence, 1893, Westerly. 

960 Joel 7 Chaffee (Josiah,6 Josiah.s Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., March 16, 1794, and died in Gilbert's Mills, 
N. Y., April 7, 1874. He married (1) in Bridgewater, N. Y., December 18, 1818, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 245 

Jerusha B., daughter of Willard Converse of that place. She was bom there, 
January 14, 1801, died May 3, 1838, and was buried in Volney Centre, N. Y. 
He married (2) in Schroeppel, N. Y., March 2, 1839, Deborah, daughter of Nathan 
Duel of Mexico, N. Y., born there, July 12, 1814. She was living in Syracuse, 
N. Y., in 1891. 

Joel Chaffee's home was in Bridgewater in 1818. He was living in Volney, 
when he bought land there, in 1823 and he was a resident of Schroeppel when he 
bought land there in 1837. He was a house builder and farmer and in 1874 was 
living in Gilbert's Mills, where he died. At one time he held the town office of 
Poor Master. He united with the Advent Church in 1819. He sang well and was 
of a jovial disposition, had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, four 
inches in height. 

Children, by first wife, the last four born in Palermo, N. Y. : 

2414 i Josiah Willard « Chaffee, born in Bridgewater, February 3, 1819; died 
there, March 21, 1819. 
+ 2415 ii Joel Palmer Chaffee, born May 23, 1820; married Hepzibah Chamber- 

lin. 
+ 2416 iii Jerusha Emeline Chaffee, born April 9, 1822; married William Smith. 

2417 iv Betsy Caroline Chaffee, born October 3, 1823; died in Volney, where 

she lived. 

2418 v Sarah Adaline Chaffee, born January 4, 1826; died in Volney, where 

she lived. 

2419 vi Helen Melvina Chaffee, born October 5, 1829; died in Volney, where 

she lived. 

2420 vii Mary Elizabeth Chaffee, born November 20, 1831; married, Sep- 

tember 29, 1859, Chester Jewett; residence, 1893, Fulton, N. Y.; 
no children. 

Children, by second wife, born in Schroeppel: 

+ 2421 viii Harriet Melinda Chaffee, born September 2, 1839; married Hiram 
Sweet. 

2422 ix Laura Deborah Chaffee, born April 16, 1841; died in Gilbert's Mills, 

August 27, 1881; lived there. 

2423 X William David Chaffee, born June 25, 1846; died in Schroeppel, 

where he lived. 

961 Israel Dimock ^ Chaffee (Josiah," Josiah,^ Jonathan, * Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas was born in Ashford, Conn., May 23, 1796, and died in Brook- 
lyn, Conn., January 12, 1858. He married (1) in Ashford, May 27, 1818, Ann 
Bailey of that place. She died July 29, 1826, and was buried there. He was 
married (2) in Brooklyn, December 25, 1828, by Reverend Ambrose Edson, to Mary 
Franklin of that place, who died March 16, 1870. Israel and Ann (Bailey) Chaffee 
joined the First Congregational Church of Ashford, March 28, 1819. He after- 
wards became a member of the Episcopal Church. After his first wife's death 
he moved to Brooklyn, where his will was probated in 1858. He had a dark com- 
plexion, black eyes, and was five feet, six or seven inches in height. He was a 
carpenter. 

Children, by first wife : 

2424 i Lutia Ann » Chaffee, born in Ashford, February 23, 1821 ; died October 

6, 1822. 

2425 ii James Dwight Chaffee, born in Willington, Conn., December 15, 1823; 

died August 27, 1834. 
+ 2426 iii Lucius Dimock Chaffee, born March 10, 1825; married Mary A. Davis. 



246 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

962 David ^ ChafiEee (Josiah,^ Josiah,5 Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., February 3, 1798, and died in Gilbert's 
Mills, N. Y., August 19, 1824. He married (1) Lucy Perrin of Pennsylvania; 
(2) Mary Lamphere of Gilbert's Mills. He lived in Connecticut, Susquehanna 
County, Pa., and Oswego County, N. Y. 

Child, by first wife : 

+ 2427 i CeUna Hayward « ChafTee, born December 26, 1820; married Peter 
Robinson. 

965 Josiah " Chaffee, Jr. (Josiah,^ Josiah,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., November 9, 1805, and died in Phoenix, 
N. Y., May 5, 1890. He married in Gilbert's Mills, N. Y., in 1832, Emeline M., 
daughter of John W. Davis of that place. Mr. Chaffee went to New York state 
in 1820. In 1842 he and his wife lived and sold land in Schroeppel, N. Y., and in 
1882 he was living in Phoenix. He was a farmer, and was a Deacon in the Free 
Baptist Church. He lead an exemplary Christian life, was highly honored and 
respected by all who knew him, and greatly beloved by his family. 

Children : 

2428 i Jane Maria'* Chaffee, born in Gilbert's Mills, in 1833; died there in 
1833. 
+ 2429 ii Jane EHzabeth Chaffee, born in 1834; married Dudley Fish. 
2430 iii Mary Abigail Chaffee, born in 1836; died in Pennellville, N. Y., in 
1857; married Calvin Phillips; no children; lived in Pennellville. 
+ 2431 iv Newman Josiah Chaffee, born November 10, 1838; married (1) Delia 
A. Burleigh; (2) Mornelvia 0. Miller. 

2432 V Joanna Amantha Chaffee, born in 1843; married George H. Parsons; 

no children ; lives in Phoenix. 

2433 vi Martha Chaffee, born in Phoenix, in 1847; died there in 1847. 

+ 2434 vii Emeline Jerusha Chaffee, born in 1850; married L. Duane Streeter. 

966 Frederick ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Frederick, « Josiah, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas ^), was born in Ashford, Conn., January 7, 1789, and died in 
Mansfield, Conn., April 3, 1862. He married in Ashford, June 12, 1814, Catherine 
Spring, daughter of Ephraim Knowlton of that place. 

He served in the War of 1812, from August 23 to October 26, 1814, being sta- 
tioned in New London, Conn., at the time Commodore Decatur's fleet retreated 
before the British. He was in Charles Abel's company, and also in Groton in 
Captain Amos Chaffee's company. In 1832 he was a pensioner, living in Hartford 
County, Conn. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

+ 2435 i Orwell Sidney « Chaffee, born June 13, 1815 ; married Lucina A. Conant. 

2436 ii Ephraim Chafi'ee, born in 1817; died in 1819. 

2437 iii WiUiam F. Chaffee, born May 17, 1822. 

2438 iv Maria Chaffee, born in 1823; died in 1828. 

973 Daniel Knowlton^ Chaffee (Frederick,^ Josiah,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., November 21, 1802, and died 
in Providence, R. I., July 8, 1856. He married (1) there, January 1, 1827, Mrs. 
Sarah Aldrich (Tucker) Snow of Raynham, Mass., born September 29, 1788, 
died September 29, 1848, and was buried in the North Burying-Ground, Providence. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 247 

He married (2), September 10, 1849, Mrs. Charlotte A. (Sayles) Cornell of Glou- 
cester, R. I. He lived in Providence, where he held the office of Sheriff. 
Children, by first wife: 

2439 i Daniel Knowlton » Chaffee, Jr., born May 25, 1828; died in June, 1863. 
+ 2440 ii Charles Edward Chaffee, born December 17, 1830; married (1) EUza 
A. Thurber; (2) Anna E. K. Gladmin. 

2441 iii Sarah Ann EHzabeth Chaffee, born November 12, 1832; died March 

17, 1834; buried in the North Burying Ground, Providence. 

2442 iv Joseph Frederick Chaffee, born September 16, 1835; died August 20, 

1838; buried in the North Burying Ground, Providence. 

2443 v Joseph Frederick Chaffee, born November 29, 1838; died May 15, 

1839; buried in the North Burying Ground, Providence. 

2444 vi George Warren Chaffee, born April 25, 1840; died January 13, 1863, 

after reaching home from sickness contracted in the Union army 
during the Civil War; he was in the Battle of Bull Run and 
thirteen other battles. 

974 Anson ^ ChafEee (Frederick," Josiah,^ Jonathan,'* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., November 17, 1804, and died in Derby, 
Conn., October 6, 1873. He married in East Windsor, Conn., April 20, 1826, 
Sally M., daughter of James Whipple of that place. She was born October 25, 
1810, died April 1, 1883, and was buried in Derby. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Anson Chaffee, though fifty-seven years old, 
enlisted in the 2d Connecticut Volunteer regiment for three months, served his 
time and was discharged. Returning home, he re-enlisted September 21, 1861, 
in the 10th Connecticut Volunteer regiment for three years, as Drum Major and 
after passing through the Hatteras campaign was discharged in Newberne, N. C, 
for age and disability. He was by trade a mechanic, and was living in Derby at 
the time of his death. 

Children : 

2445 i A son,8 born in East Windsor, November 7, 1827; died November 24, 

1827. 
+ 2446 ii Anson D. Chafi'ee, born September 14, 1829; married (1) Mary 

Harris; (2) Catherine B. Hawley. 
+ 2447 iii Sarah M. Chaffee, born December 7, 1831; married Mansfield Hull. 
+ 2448 iv Sanford Erasmus Chaffee, born October 14, 1833; married il) Anna 

E. Boyce; (2) Mary E. Turner. 
+ 2449 v Charles S. Chaffee, born January 25, 1836; married Mary J. Chalker. 
+ 2450 vi Frank W. Chaffee, born February 23, 1838; married Sarah A. Finch. 
+ 2451 vii James W. Chaffee, born July 24, 1840; married Mary L. Zetler. 
+ 2452 viii Ehza L. Chaffee, born August 29, 1843; married George A. Cargill. 
+ 24,53 ix Harvey M. Chaffee, born August 1, 1846; married Ehzabeth Decker. 

2454 X Ella N. Chaffee, born January 6, 1849; died January 7, 1851; buried 

in Derby. 

2455 xi Susan Chaffee, born October 28, 1852; married in Derby, June 9, 

1875, Frank S., son of Lucius B. Welton of New Haven, Conn.; 
he is a corset designer. 

991 Emery 7 ChafEee (Elihu," Josiah,^ Jonathan, * Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., April 30, 1818, and died in Manchester, 
Conn., in March, 1855. He married there, April 28, 1847, Philenda, daughter of 
Theodore Risby, Jr., of that place. In 1847 they lived in Manchester, where he 
was a school teacher. 



248 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Child: 
2456 i Theodore Dean « Chaffee, born in Glastonbury, Conn,, March 15, 1851 ; 
married, July 6, 1881, Emma, daughter of Jared HoUister of Man- 
chester; in 1883 he was a hotel clerk in Springfield, Mass. 

992 Ezra ^ Chaffee (Benjamin, ^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass. (New Salem, Mass.), December 20, 1784, 
and died in Courtland, Mich., March 16, 1853. He married in Windham, 0., 
Mary, daughter of Ebenezer Messenger of that place. She died May 16, 1844, 
and was buried in Windham. Doctor Ezra Chaffee had a light complexion, blue 
eyes, dark hair and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was a graduate of 
Yale College and also studied in New York state. He served in the War of 1812 
as a surgeon under General Harrison, in Fort Meigs and Tippecanoe, Ind., and 
was stationed in Buffalo, N. Y., at the time of Perry's victory on Lake Erie. He 
moved to Ohio in 1790, and was living in Windham at the time of his marriage. 
About 1848 he moved to Michigan, where he was one of the first physicians in 
Kent County. 

Children : 
+ 2457 i Willard Dillingham s Chaffee, born March 24, 1812; married Mary 
Shank. 

2458 ii Harriet Mary Chaffee, born October 13, 1814; died December 24, 1878; 

married George Shank. 

2459 iii WiUiam Darwin Chaffee, born August 17, 1816; married Aurillia 

Punray. 

2460 iv Sally Mercy Chaffee, born June 1, 1818; married Nathan R. Wood. 

993 Thirza ^ Chaffee (Benjamin, » Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,' 
Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., November 6, 1786, and died. She married 
Rufus Whitehead. 

Child: 
+ 2461 i Maria » Whitehead, married James Cook. 

995 Benjamin ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Benjamin, ^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i), was born in Becket, Mass., February 11, 1792 (1793), and 
died in Newfield, N. Y., June 30, 1842. He married in Scipio, N. Y., in 1812, 
Clarissa, daughter of Robert Bradford of Sempronius, N. Y. She was born Feb- 
ruary 17, 1798, died December 24, 1862, and was buried in North Hector, N. Y. 
She was a Methodist. 

Benjamin Chaffee, Jr., was a Private in the War of 1812. He travelled as far 
as Black Rock, N. Y., but did not engage in any active service. 

He was baptized in November, 1793, in the First Congregational Church of 
Becket. He probably went to New York state with his father, about 1807. At 
the time of his marriage he was living in Scipio, but apparently moved soon after 
to Newfield, as all his children were born there. He had a fair complexion, gray 
eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was a farmer and is said to have 
been a strict and upright man. 

Children, born in Newfield: 
+ 2462 i Clarissa Ervillas Chaffee, born March 13, 1813; married John Mc- 

Daniels. 
+ 2463 ii Benjamin Albert Chaffee, born November 11, 1814; married (1) 

Carohne Story; (2) Mary Conley. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 249 

+ 2464 iii Robert Charles Chaffee, born May 22, 1816; married (1) Sophia 

Russel; (2) Ann Shields. 
+ 2465 iv Ezra Albertus Chaffee, born June 24, 1819; married Sally Gellow. 
+ 2466 V Sarah Alvira Chaffee, born July 5, 1820; married William Rowley. 
2467 vi Samuel Chaffee, born March 2, 1822; died in Newfield, May 10, 1840. 
+ 2468 vii Jane Mirah Chaffee, born IVIay 9, 1824; married Richard or John 

Russel. 
+ 2469 viii Rufus Chaffee, born August 14, 1826; married (1) EHza Beach; (2) 

Maries Starks. 
+ 2470 ix Andrew Chaffee, born July 31, 1828; married Marietta Beach; (2) 

Maria L. Dassance. 

2471 X Mary Ann Chaffee, born July 23, 1830; died in Indiana, April 15, 

1870; married Jeremiah Beach; lived in Newfield until 1863, 
when she moved to Indiana. 

2472 xi Nelson Chaffee, born September 20, 1832; died November 4, 1864; 

married Alvira » Chaffee (2475) (Joshua, ^ Benjamin, 6 Thomas, ^ 
Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) ; went to Indiana 
from Newfield in 1851, and lived there until 1863, when he 
entered the Union army, and died in the Civil War. 

2473 ' xii Lemuel Chaffee, born June 16, 1834; died in Newfield, in childhood. 

2474 xiii Chloe Melissa Chaffee, born March 21, 1837; died in Indiana in 1858; 

married Job Smith; went to Indiana from Newfield with her 
brother in 1851. 

996 Joshua ^ Chaffee (Benjamin,^ Thomas, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., December 10, 1793, and died near Ken- 
dallville, Ind. He married Polly Bower. He was a farmer. 

Children: 

2475 i Alvira s Chaffee, married Nelson Chaffee. (See 2472). 

2476 ii A son, died. 

Six other daughters, names unknown. 

999 Seth ^ Chaffee (Benjamin, ^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathan- 
iel,2 Thomas ^) was born in Becket, Mass., in 1799, and died in Newfield, N. Y., 
March 22, 1875. He married Lucy McDaniels of Newfield, who died in 1873, 
and was buried there. Both were members of the Christian Church. He resided 
in Newfield from his childhood until his death, excepting one year in Geneva, N. Y. 
He had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. He 
was a laborer. 

Children : 

+ 2477 i WiUiard Erwin s Chaffee, born April 12, 1828; married PhcEbe 
Savercool. 

2478 ii Thomas Chaffee, married Amanda Russell; residence, 1891, Newfield. 

2479 iii Riley Chaffee, married Ellen Butler; residence, 1891, Newfield. 

2480 iv Oliver Chaffee, married Mary McLinnick; residence, 1891, Ithaca, 

N. Y. 

2481 V Jason Chaffee, died before 1891; married Mary Boyer. 

2482 vi Polly Chaffee, married Isaiah Doolittle; residence, 1891, Horse- 

heads, N. Y. 

2483 vii Nancy Chaffee, married James Garrett; residence, 1891, Elmira, 

N. Y. 

2484 viii Alvira Chaffee, married John Boyer; residence, 1891, Breesport, 

N. Y. 

2485 ix Almira Chaffee, married Chester Linderman. 

2486 X Huldah Chaffee, died before 1891; married Charles Holmes. 

2487 xi Ransom Chaffee. 



250 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1000 Almon ^ ChaSee (Benjamin, « Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., March 28, 1809, and died in Turkey 
Creek, Ind., May 12, 1859. He married in Newfield, N, Y,, Julia Ann, daughter 
of James Cook of that place. She died October 29, 1876, and was buried in Win- 
ston, Mo. Both were members of the Advent Church, Mr. Chaffee having formerly 
been a Baptist. He was a Deacon and an Elder in both churches. At the time of 
his marriage he lived in Newfield, and about 1837 moved to Ohio, settling near 
Painesville. Later he moved to Indiana. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, 
and was five feet, nine inches in height. He was a farmer with a reputation for 
thorough honesty and uprightness. 

Children : 

2488 i Naomi Ann s Chaffee, born near Newfield, November 18, 1829; died 

May 16, 1870; married Otis Van Pelt. 

2489 ii Sylvia Jane Chaffee, born in New York state, November 21, 1831; 

died January 11, 1863; married Neil J. Ruthorn, who was 
wounded in the Battle of Shiloh in the Civil War, and died 
aboard the boat on his way home. 
+ 2490 iii Leonard Almon Chaffee, born January 2, 1834; married (1) Mary A. 
Van Pelt; (2) Almira Smith. 

2491 iv Harmon Jared Chaffee, born in New York state, April 18, 1836; 

married (1) Minerva Conkhn ; (2) Louisa Conklin; residence, 1891, 
Parsons, Kan.; a farmer. 

2492 V Charles Harrison Chaffee, born near Painesville, September 22, 1838; 

married Amanda Conklin ; he is a member of Advent Church, a 
fine Bible student, an eloquent speaker and evangelist, beloved 
and respected by all; stalwart, erect and finely proportioned; 
residence, 1891, Utica, Mo. 

+ 2493 vi Alonzo Joshua Chaffee, born September 17, 1840; married Mary 
Teeters. 
2494 vii Alfred Minor Chaffee, born June 5, 1845; died September 28, 1845. 

+ 2495 viii Addison Harland Chaffee, born May 21, 1849; married Rose J. 
Salladay. 

1002 Nathan ^ Church (Deliverance, ^ Thomas, * Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., February 23, 1789, and died in 
Maine, N. Y. He married (1), January 27, 1813, Annis Hare, who died in 1828, 
and he married (2), February 23, 1829, Zylpha Davis. He was a Baptist minister 
and at one time had a charge in Maine, where he died. 

Children, by first wife : 
+ 2496 i Deliverance 8 Church, born April 25, 1814; married Ehjah Belcher. 

2497 ii Nathan Church, Jr., born June 17, 1816; married, February 6, 1839, 
Almeda D. Mitchell, and had four sons and a daughter. 
+ 2498 iii Lydia Ann Church, born March 6, 1818 ; married WiUiam E. Messenger. 

2499 iv William B. Church, born September 16, 1821; married, November 

9, 1841, Fanny Bronson, and had one son, a minister, and a 
daughter; he is a wagonmaker in Albany, N. Y. 

2500 V Hannah A. Church, born May 22, 1828; married, March 23, 1848, D. 

W. Norton, and had two children; residence, Susquehanna, Pa. 

Child, by second wife: 
+ 2501 vi Adoniram Judson Church, born .January 1, 1831 ; married Irene Fuller. 

1005 Cyrus ^ Church (Deliverance ^ Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., February 14, 1798, and died 



SEVENTH GENERATION 251 

October 28, 1865. He married (1), November 11, 1850, Phoebe S. Gleason, and 
(2) Rosetta Christie. He was buried in Becket. 

Child, by first wife : 
2502 i Nathan s Church, died. 

1011 Newman Keyes ^ Chaffee (Thomas, « Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Becket, Mass., December 15, 1796, and died 
there, December 15, 1858. He married (1) in Springfield, Mass., March 15, 1820, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer Phelps of Becket, where she died April 30, 1836, 
aged thirty-five years and eight months. Mr. Chaffee married (2) in Vernon, 
Conn., March 1, 1837, Olive, daughter of Lemuel Abbott of that place. She was 
born October 3, 1800, died in Becket, February 1, 1871, and was buried there, 
as were Mr. Chaffee and his first wife. All three were members of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Becket, which he joined at the age of thirty. He was a 
farmer in Becket, which he represented in the Massachusetts Legislature in 1850. 
He had a light complexion, blue eyes, was five feet, eight inches, in height and of 
a very kindly disposition. 

Children, by first wife, born in Becket: 

2503 i Ebenezer » Chaffee, born December 12, 1820; residence, 1858, Chicago. 

111., 1883, Hiko, Nev., where he lived on a ranch, having lived 

in the mountains twenty years; unmarried. 
4-2504 ii Frederick A. Chaffee, born March 17, 1823; married Charlotte Thrall. 
-t-2505 iii Wolcott Chaffee, born June 15, 1826; married Jennette A. Judd. 
-1-2506 iv Joseph Chalker Chaffee, born August 18 (19), 1828; married Caroline 

L. Phelps. 
4-2507 V Elisabeth Ann Chaffee, born October 5, 1831; married Wilham A. 

Messenger. 

2508 vi A daughter, born January 12, 1834. 

Child, by second wife : 

2509 vii Lucretia ChafTee, born in Becket, December 12, 1839; residence, 1858, 

Becket; unmarried and living with her sister, Mrs. Messenger, 
in Windham, O., in 1883. 

1012 Miner ^ Chaffee (Thomas,^ Thomas,' Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., February 6, 1799, and died there, Septem- 
ber 29, 1880. He married in Becket, June 9, 1825, Lucy, daughter of Joseph 
Frary of that place, where she was born November 14, 1798. She died June 8, 
1884. Both were buried in Becket. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church 
and though Mr. Chaffee was not a member, he was a strong supporter of his wife's 
church. They resided in Becket, where he was a Selectman, and also in Tyring- 
ham, Mass. He was first a blacksmith and later a farmer and manufacturer. 
He was of a generous nature and ready for every good work. He had a dark com- 
plexion, black eyes, and was five feet, six inches in height. 

Children, the first two born in Becket, the last two in Tyringham: 

4-2510 i Henry s Chaffee, born April 9, 1826; married Charlotte C. Carter, 
-f 2511 ii Sarah ChafTee, born February 4, 1829; married Jonathan W. Wheeler. 
2512 iii Emma Chaffee, born February 29 (27), 1833; residence, 1884, Becket; 

unmarried. 
4-2513 iv Thomas Chaffee, born December 31, 1838; married Martha K. 

Marcy. 



252 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY "^ 

1014 Anna Harriet ^ ChafEee (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., February 4, 1803, and died there, 
August 17, 1859. She married in Becket, January 8 (20), 1824, Justin Martin 
Ames, born there. May 17, 1799. He died in Thompsonville, Conn., November 4, 
1882. Both husband and wife were buried in Becket. They were members of 
the First and Second Congregational Churches of Becket, she joining at the age 
of twenty-four. Justin M. Ames was a farmer and had a fair complexion, blue 
eyes, and was five feet, eleven inches in height. His wife had a dark complexion, 
and black eyes. 

Children, born in Becket: 

2514 i Samantha Minerva « Ames, born December 24, 1826; married Joshua 

Barnard; residence, 1883, Morristown, Minn., 1887, Wisconsin. 

2515 ii Zeruah Ames, born October 26, 1828; married, March 4, 1852, Joseph 

Osborn; residence, 1883, Saratoga, N. Y. 

2516 iii Sampson Chaffee Ames, born July 28, 1830; residence, 1883, Sara- 

toga. 

2517 iv George Luther Ames, born June 16, 1832; married Ellen Tinker of 

Chester, Mass.; residence, 1883, Saratoga. 

2518 V Lucy Ann Ames, born October 6, 1835; married (1), July, 1852, 

Nelson D. Gibbs; (2) in Becket, in July, 1853, WiUiam Wheelock; 
residence, 1883, Minonk, 111., 1890, Milan, 0. 

2519 vi Lucinda Ames, born March 6, 1837; married, June 25, 1862, James 

P. Meecham, who died before 1890; residence, 1883, Middle- 
field, Mass., 1890, Milan. 
+ 2520 vii Miner Thomas Ames, born July 20, 1839; married (1) Emily Rose; 
(2) Irene Cowen. 

2521 viii Wilson Ames, born April 16, 1841; married Abby Wilcox of Chester; 

residence, 1883, Chicago, 111. 

2522 ix Julia Ehza Ames, born March 24, 1843; residence, 1883, Chicago; 

unmarried. 
+ 2523 X Franklin Ames, born July 7, 1845; married Emma Cowen. 

1015 Thomas Sherman ^ ChafEee (Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., March 24, 1805, and died in 
Springfield, Mass., October 6, 1874. He married (1) in Becket, February 4, 1829, 
Elizabeth (Betsey) Shaw of that place, who died there, April 25, 1830, and was 
buried there. He married (2), January 3, 1832, Lucy Ann Culver of Tyringham, 
Mass., who died in Blandford, Mass., April 26, 1843, and was buried there. He 
married (3) in Blandford, November 2, 1843, Catharine L., daughter of Rufus 
Blair of that place. She was living in 1885. 

Thomas S. Chaffee served as Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature 
in 1842. In 1874 he was living in Springfield, where he was a merchant and a 
member of the Congregational Church. He had a light compexion, gray eyes, 
and was of medium height. 

Children, by first wife: 

2524 i Wellington « Chaffee, born in Becket; died aged eight months. 

Children, by third wife, born in Blandford: 

+ 2525 ii Sherman Blair Chaffee, born September 2, 1844; married Alice A. 
Williams. 
2526 iii Theodore Wellington Chaffee, born January 23, 1847; married in 
Boston, Mass., August 14, 1873, Harriet F., daughter of William 
C. Poland of that place; no children; in 1885 was a cattle raiser 
and wool grower in Hinsdale, Wy. 





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2527 iv Edward Clark Chaffee, born July 21, 1850; died September 11, 1852, 

and was buried in Blandford. 

2528 V Fred Knowlton Chaffee, born May 9, 1855; residence, 1885, Denver, 

Col., where he was a government clerk in the Surveyor General's 
Office. 

1016 Lucinda ^ Chaffee (Thomas," Thomas, " Jonathan,* Jonathan, » Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., January 12, 1807, and died in West Becket, 
Mass., April 1, 1864. She married in Becket, October 10, 1827, Kendall Baird 
of that place, who died April 21, 1868, aged sixty-five years and one month. Both 
were buried in Becket. She had a dark complexion, back eyes, and was five feet, 
two inches in height. 

Children : 

2529 i Abigail E» Baird, born in 1828; married, June 14, 1849, Henry Wilson 

of Blandford, Mass., and had two or three sons; residence, 1890, 
Rockford, 111. 

2530 ii Prentice C. Baird, born in September, 1831 ; died in East Lee, Mass., 

October 6, 1890; went to Lee in 1854 and entered into partnership 
with Joseph C. Chaffee (2506) in the jewelry business; in 1856 became 
a paper manufacturer; was President of the Lee National Bank and 
a Director in another Lee bank; a man of great business ability 
and energy; State Senator from Lee; dark complexion, black eyes, 
medium height; unmarried. 

2531 iii Alma L. Baird, born in April, 1834; married, November 28, 1853, Na- 

thaniel S. Kellogg of Illinois, and had three children; residence, 
1890, Rockford. 

2532 iv Catharine A. Baird, born May 12, 1838; married, September 6, 1867, 

Lloyd Call of Otis, Mass., who died before 1890, when she was 
living in Lee; no children. 

2533 V Frederick K. Baird, born in 1842; married (1), June 5, 1862, Carrie J. 

Clark of Becket, who died May 2, 1863; (2) Jennette Clark. 

2534 vi George K. Baird, born January 25, 1846; married Belle H. Hitchcock 

of Winsted, Conn.; in 1890 had two children and was living in Lee. 

1017 Prentiss ^ ChafEee (Thomas, <> Thomas, » Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., January 1, 1809, and married there, about 
April or May, 1833, Betsey, daughter of Israel Cannon of Blandford, Mass., their 
marriage intention being published in Becket, April 15, 1833. Mr. Chaffee was 
a member of the First Congregational Church of Becket, and was Selectman of 
that town from 1839 to 1841, and again in 1851. In 1845 he represented Becket 
in the Massachusetts Legislature. He was a paper manufacturer and in 1883 
was living in Lee, Mass. He has a dark complexion and is of medium height. 

Children : 

+ 2535 i George Lewis « Chaffee, born September 30, 1834; married Constance 
Henderson. 
2536 ii Mary Elizabeth Chaffee, born March 16, 1839. 

1019 Knowlton Sampson ^ Chaffee (Thomas,^ Thomas, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., July 11, 1814, and married in 
Lee, Mass., January 27, 1836, Amelia, daughter of Pliny Shaylor of that place. 

He went to Boston, Mass., in 1838 to sell qharcoal which he manufactured in 
the Berkshire Hills. He was a member of the firm of Chaffee and Cummings, 
charcoal dealers, and was also a glass manufacturer. He was President of the 



254 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Faneuil Hall Fire Insurance Company, of the horse car line running between 
Boston and Cambridge, and was a member of both branches of the Massachusetts 
Legislature, the House of Representatives in 1863, and the Senate in 1868. He 
was a member of the East Cambridge Board of Alderman, the Common Council 
and was Overseer of the Poor in that town. In 1887 he was living in East 
Cambridge, a retired merchant, having been in the charcoal business for forty 
years. 

Child: 
+ 2537 i Charles S.s Chaffee, born December 18, 1838; married. 

1026 Thomas B.^ Chaffee (Jonathan,6 Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1), died in McGrawville, N. Y. He married Eliza Wells. 
Children : 

2538 i Polemas W.^ Chaffee, residence, McGrawville. 

2539 ii Morris B. Chaffee, residence, Toronto, Canada. 

+ 2540 iii Thomas Jefferson Chaffee, born March 6, 1841 ; married Mary Hamilton. 

1039 Orin ^ Ames (Lois « Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas 1) was born in 1807, and died in Covington, Pa., February 9, 1880. He 
married Eliza Burr of Massachusetts, who in 1891 was living with her daughter, 
Mrs. Wells, in Covington. 

Children : 

2541 i John H.s Ames. 

2542 ii Sarah H. Ames, married C. C. Wells; residence, 1891, Covington. 

2543 iii A daughter, married George Cleveland; residence, 1891, Wellsboro, Pa. 

2544 iv A daughter, married John L. Fowler; residence, 1891, Wellsboro. 

2545 V Pliny Ames, residence, 1891, Lindley, N. Y. 

1041 Lyman ^ Ames (Lois ^ Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Smithfield, Pa., and married. In 1885 he was living 
in Smithfield. 

Child: 

2546 i Isaac ^ Ames, residence, 1885, Smithfield. 

1048 Hiram ^ ChafEee (Nathan,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas 1) was born in Virgil, N. Y., October 30, 1812, and married in Ledyard, 
N. Y., April 20, 1833, Maria B., daughter of Cornelius Wilkinson of that place. 
At this time Hiram Chaffee lived in Ledyard, where in 1839 and 1842 he owned 
land, and was still living. In 1893 he was living in Republic, O. He is a farmer, 
has a light complexion, blue eyes and is five feet, eight inches in height. 

Children : 

+ 2547 i Cornelius 8 Chaffee, born September 24, 1839; married Sarah E. 
Salisbury. 
2548 ii George W. Chaffee, born February 17, 1842 ; died October 31, 1862. 

1049 Achsah ^ Chaffee (Nathan,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born June 8, 1815, and married, September 5, 1835, John Benedict, 
born May 17, 1812. She lived in Virgil, N. Y., at the time of her marriage and 
later in Austinville, Pa. 





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SEVENTH GENERATION 255 

Children : 

2549 i Edwin De Witt « Benedict, born June 8, 1838; married Ellen Hulsander. 

2550 ii Julia A. Benedict, born March 4, 1841 ; married Elijah Hulsander. 

2551 iii Sarah A. Benedict, born August 1, 1844; ched November 13, 1861. 

2552 iv Mary H. Benedict, born February 7, 1864; married Charles Carroll. 

2553 V George W. Benedict, born September 25, 1851; died November 3, 

1861. 
For further descendants, see Benedict Genealogy. 

1050 Hannah ^ Putnam (Hannah e Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., in 1794, and died in 1869. She 
married in Becket, August 3, 1820, William Hine. She united with the Congre- 
gational Church in Becket at the age of fifty. She had a dark complexion, black 
eyes, and w^as of medium height. 

Children : 

2554 i Mary » Hine, died in Lee, Mass.; married Doctor Leonard, and lived in 

Lee. 

2555 ii James L. Hine, born in 1826; died February 14, 1845. 

2556 iii EUzabeth Hine, married William Clark of Northampton, Mass. 

2557 iv Emily Hine, married Edward Clark of Northampton; residence there, 

1890. 

2558 v Sarah Ann Hine, married Brown; residence, 1890, Northampton. 

2559 vi Marshall Hine, married. 

1052 Roxana ^ Putnam (Hannah ^ Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Becket, Mass., in 1799, and died there, Feb- 
ruary 18, 1867. She married in Becket, June 26, 1820, Dana M. Smith. She had 
a dark complexion, dark eyes, and was tall. 

Children : 

2560 i Albert » Smith. 

2561 ii John Smith. 

2562 iii Harriet Smith, married Wolfe of Lee, Mass. 

2563 iv Charles Smith, residence, 1890, Lee. 

2564 V Hannah Smith, married. 

1053 David ^ Putnam (Hannah « Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., in 1801, and died. He married 
(1) there, February 1, 1831, Hannah Church. He married (2) Betsey Clark of 
Otis, Mass. He united with the First Congregational Church of Becket at the 
age of twenty-six. He had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was above medium 
height. 

Children, by first wife: 

2565 i Lorenzo R.s Putnam, born in 1832; married, November 24, 1852, Mary 

H. Thayer, and had three sons; residence, 1890, Minneapolis, Minn. 

2566 ii Jane Putnam, died in Minneapolis; married. 

2567 iii Emily Putnam, died in Minneapolis; married. 

Children, by second wife: 

2568 iv Elizabeth Putnam, married George Smith; residence, 1890, Blandford, 

Mass. 

2569 V Anna Putnam, unmarried; residence, 1890, Becket. 

2570 vi Lucy D. Putnam, married L. L. Twinning of Otis. 



256 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1055 Rowena ^ Putnam (Hannah e Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born m Becket, Mass., in 1805, and died in 1887. She 
married, April 7, 1830, John Dennison, Jr. 

Child: 

2571 i Emily « Dennison, lived in Brooklyn, 0., in the family of a distant cousin, 

WiUiam H, Robinson (2593). 

1056 Isaac ^ Putnam (Hannah e Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., in 1806, and died. He married 
there, April 10, 1834, Lucinda E. Church. He had a dark complexion, black 
eyes, and was medium in height. He and his wife were both members of the First 
Congregational Church of Becket, and were dismissed from that church to the one 
in Sandisfield, Mass., in 1873. 

Children : 

2572 i Harmony s Putnam, married Bills. 

2573 ii George Putnam, married; residence, 1890, Winsted, Conn. 

2574 iii Isaac Warren Putnam, born January 24, 1845. 

2575 iv John Putnam. 

1057 Jonathan Marcus ^ Putnam (Hannah « Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., in 1807, and married 
in January, 1830, Phoebe Rouse of Windsor, Mass. He was a member of the First 
Congregational Church of Becket. He had a dark complexion, and dark eyes. 

Children : 

2576 i Joseph M.s Putnam, residence, 1890, Westfield, Mass. 

2577 ii Charles F. Putnam, residence, 1890, Pittsfield, Mass. 

2578 iii James Putnam, killed in the Civil War. 

2579 iv Henry Harrison Putnam, residence, 1890, Dalton, Mass. 

2580 V Lucy Putnam, died before 1890. 

2581 vi Rufus Thayer Putnam, residence, 1890, Westfield. 

1061 Harriett Cymena '' Putnam (Hannah ^ Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Becket, Mass., in 1816, and married 
Loring Gallup of Dalton, Mass. 

Children : 

2582 i Emeline 8 Gallup, married Edward Johnson; residence, 1890, South 

Lee, Mass. 

2583 ii Martha Jane Gallup, married Norman Wells; residence, 1890, Holyoke, 

Mass. 

2584 iii Ellen Gallup, died before 1890; unmarried. 

2585 iv Eugene Gallup, married; residence, 1890, Tro)'", N. Y. 

2586 V Lucy Gallup, married. 

2587 vi Lucinda Gallup, married. 

2588 vii Frank Gallup, married; residence, 1890, Hoosick, N. Y. 

1062 William MJ Putnam (Hannahs Chaffe, Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., in 1818, and married Novem- 
ber 5, 1839, Mary Ann Olmstead. He and his wife are both members of the Second 
Congregational Church of Becket where at one time they lived. He had a dark 
complexion, black eyes, and is five feet, ten inches in height. 

Children : 

2589 i Rowena s Putnam, born March 16, 1841 ; married WiUiam B. Church, 
Jr., who served in the Civil War; residence, 1890, Chester, Mass. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 257 

2590 ii Harriet Cymena Putnam, born in 1846; died September 9, 1864. 

2591 iii William David Putnam, born September 25, 1849; died September 

26, 1864. 
+ 2592 iv Mary D. Putnam, born June 29, 1856; married Frank L. Rice. 

1065 Diana ^ Chaffee (Zephaniah,6 Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Locke, N. Y., in 1806, and married in Scipio, N. Y,, 
April 5, 1825, Ebenezer Robinson of that place. He was born in Vermont, July 19, 
1800, and died in Brooklyn, 0., August 3, 1883. He had a light complexion, blue 
eyes, and was five feet, four inches in height. He became a member of the Christian 
Church at the age of thirty-six, and was a Deacon for twenty-five years. 

Diana Chaffee was adopted by Cyrus Avery of Sempronius when three years 
old and was called Diana Avery. She lived in Scipio, at the time of her marriage, 
and in 1826 moved to Richfield, O. Later she lived in Republic, O., and in 1892 
in Brooklyn with her son, William H. Robinson. 

Children: 

+ 2593 i William Henry s Robinson, born May 19, 1826; married Martha Serls. 

+ 2594 ii Elizabeth Robinson, born January 6, 1830; married Thomas Bolton. 

+ 2595 in Charles Robinson, born April 30, 1832; married Maria Bark. 

2596 iv Elvirco Robinson, born February 15, 1836; died December 25, 1836. 

1066 Zephaniah,7 Jr., or Guilderoy or Leroy Chaffee (Zephaniah,^ Thomas,^ 
Jonathan, 4 Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,- Thomas i) was born in Locke, N. Y., De- 
cember 25, 1807, and died in Elk Falls, Kan., June 29, 1881. He married in 
Genoa, N. Y., November 21, 1832, Sophronia A., daughter of Daniel Close of that 
place, a native of Connecticut. She died March 28, 1885, and was buried in Elk 
Falls. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and later of the Church of 
the Disciples of Christ. Of this church Mr. Chaffee was also a member, having 
joined it at the age of twenty-six and being for years a Deacon and an Elder. 
He lost his mother when only eighteen months of age. It is told of him that when 
about seven years old he lived with his uncle and aunt, Amos and Abigail (Chaffee) 
Watkins and, being sent one night to bring in the cows from pasture, lost his way 
and would have been devoured by wolves had not his uncle who heard the howling 
of the wolves, gone in search of him. In 1832 he lived in Genoa, but moved soon 
after to Hinckley, 0., from which place he moved in 1842 to Sullivan, 0., and from 
there in 1870 to St. Louis, Mich. In 1878 he went to Elk Falls, where he spent 
the rest of his life. He was a farmer, had a light complexion, dark eyes, and was 
five feet, nine and one-half inches in height. He was named for his father, but 
later changed his name to Guilderoy and was afterward called Leroy. He was a 
strong advocate of every reform movement in society, and was ever known as a 
lover of justice- 
Children : 

+ 2597 i Daniel Close » Chaffee, born August 22, 1833; married (1) Almira W. 
Gould; (2) Mrs. Ohve M. (Close) Smith. 

2598 ii Adelia Jane Chaffee, born ]\Larch 9, 1835; married L. D. Smith; resi- 

dence, 1893, Hesperia, Mich. 

2599 iii Harriet Frances Chaffee, born January 21, 1837; married W. D. 

Dickinson; residence, 1893, St. Louis. 
+ 2600 iv James Henry Chaffee, born in Hinckley, June 7, 1841; married (1) 
Margaret Space; (2) Julia L. Burdick. 



258 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1067 Caleb Judson ^ ChafEe (Caleb, ^ Thomas,"' Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas was born October 22, 1804, and died in Lexington, Mo., in 
186L He married (1), December 13, 1827, Mary P. Geer, who died September 25, 
1840. He married (2), August 5, 1841, Sylva Handy, who died in 1858, and was 
buried in Westfield, 111. He married (3) Rachel Rathbun. He was a farmer. 
In 1850 he lived in Pennsylvania, in 1855 in Illinois, and in 1860 in Missouri. 

Children, by first wife: 

2601 i Mary M. C.s Chaffe, born September 10, 1828; died in 1829. 

2602 ii Henry C. B. Chaffe, born September 23, 1831; killed in Petersburgh, 

Va., in 1863, in the Civil War. 

2603 iii Calvin Geer Chaffe, born March 15, 1834. 

Children, by second wife: 
+ 2604 iv Charles Edwin Chaffe, born August 7, 1843; married Julia L. Mc- 
Intyre. 
2605 V Sarah Jane Ehzabeth Chaffe, born August 22, 1847. 
+ 2606 vi Thomas Davis Leroy Chaffe, born July 12, 1855; married Mary M. 
Pool. 

1069 James Madison ^ Chaffe (Caleb,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., July 25, 1810, and married in New 
Lebanon, Conn., November 12, 1837, Caroline, daughter of Daniel Parker of 
Lenox, Mass. In 1887 he was living in Becket, where he was a farmer. 

Children, born in Becket: 

2607 i Chauncy J. Chaffe, born June 26, 1839; married, and has one child. 

2608 ii Daniel P. Chaffe, born December 26, 1841 ; married, and has two children. 

2609 iii Ellen C. Chaffe, born July 20, 1845; married John Cole, and has seven 

children. 

2610 iv FrankUn Lester Chaffe, born July 15, 1862; a farmer. 

1070 Nathan Milton ^ Chaffe (Caleb,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., April 3, 1812, and died about 
1869. He married in Otis, Mass., February 13, 1834, Ruth Ann, daughter of Ly- 
man Osborn of that place. She died June 29, 1881, and was buried in Granville, 
Mass. Nathan M. Chaffe was a farmer. 

Children : 

2611 i EHza Ann « Chaffe, born February 11, 1839; died February 23, 1841. 
+ 2612 ii Nathan Orlando Chaffe, born January 31, 1841; married Sarah R. 
Morgan. 

2613 iii Frederick Edwin Chaffe, born February 28, 1844; died February 23, 

1845. 

2614 iv Ruth Orlinda Chaffe, born June 22, 1846. 

+ 2615 V Edmund L. Chaffe, born April 12, 1849 ; married Sophia T. Cables. 

1074 Louise (or Lois) JJ Chaffe (Caleb,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) died in Lee, Mass., before 1855. She married in Becket, 
October 15, 1834, Benjamin S. Rogers. 

Children : 

2616 i Martha s Rogers. 

2617 ii Mary J. Rogers. 

1075 Benjamin Davenport ^ Chaffe (Caleb," Thomas,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born September 15, 1819, and died in Lee, Mass., in 
1889. He married there, June 3, 1841, Malinda Snow. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 259 

Child: 

2618 i Harriet Adaline * Chaffe, born in Lee. 

1078 Thomas Lewis Dwight ' Chaffe (Caleb,^ Thomas,^ Jonathan ,■» Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., December 20, 1829, and married 
in Lee, Mass., February 16, 1852, Angeline Adelia, daughter of Robert Hunter 
of that place. Both are members of the United Brethren Church, Mr. Chaffe 
having joined at the age of forty-seven. He served as a Private in the Civil War. 
He has a light complexion, blue eyes and is five feet, nine and one-half inches in 
height. He is a farmer, and in 1891 was living in Arkansas City, Kan. 

Children : 

2619 i George L.s Chaffe, born May 14, 1853. 

2620 ii Harriet E. Chaffe, born March 17, 1859; died December 10, 1860. 

2621 iii Loren F. Chaffe, born July 30, 1861 ; died October 10, 1862. 

2622 iv Mary E. Chaffe, born July 19, 1875. 

1088 Horatio Pease ' Reed (Wiiliam e Reed, Hannah s Chaffe, Jonathan,* Jon- 
than,3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Tolland, Conn., February 12, 1821, 
and died in Vernon, Conn., August 8, 1877. He married in Tolland, April, 1844, 
Vina, daughter of Lathrop Richardson of Newington, Conn. She was born in 
1822, died in 1873, and was buried in Tolland. Mr. Reed had black hair, blue 
eyes, and was of medium height. He was a farmer and had a jovial disposition. 

Children, the first four born in Tolland, the last in Vernon : 

4-2623 i Loren Horatio » Reed, born March 10, 1846; married (1) Mary Lincoln; 
2) Susan Finney. 

2624 ii Harriet Augusta Reed, died young. 

2625 iii Laura Emma Reed, died young. 

2626 iv Charles Baker Reed, born December 11, 1856; married Rose Pinney. 

2627 V Ellen Mary Reed, born October 18, 1867; married Alfred Thomas. 

1089 Jose ' Chaffee (Jonathan, » William, s Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., May 30, 1791, and died in Bristolville, 0., 
September 3, 1869. He married in Becket, Mass., April 18, 1813, Theodocia, 
daughter of John Fletcher of that place. She died September 14, 1875, and was 
buried in Bristolville. He was a minister and a farmer. 

Children, the first six born in Bristolville, the last two in Mecca, O. 

2628 i Theodocia » Chaffee, born December 4, 1813. 

2629 ii Sally L. Chaffee, born July 23, 1815; married Sperry. 

-t-2630 iii Martha Ann Chaffee, born October 18, 1816; married Samuel David- 
son. 

4-2631 iv Joseph G. Chaffee, born July 6, 1818; married Wealtha Cook. 

2632 V Eunice P. Chaffee, born April 23, 1820; married McCuUom. 

2633 vi Mary M. Chaffee, born March 23, 1822; married Cook. 

2634 vii Betsey L. Chaffee, born February 7, 1826 ; married Scoville. 

2635 viii Nancy Jemima Chaffee, born May 1, 1830; died about 1847, aged 

seventeen; unmarried. 

1090 Billings ^ Chaffee (Jonathan,6 William,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,3 Nathan- 
iel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Becket, Mass., April 13, 1793, and died in Lincoln, 
Wis., April 22, 1874. He married (1) in Becket, Mass., August 27, 1813, Char- 
lotte, daughter of John Hoskins of that place. She died July 18, 1857, and was 



260 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

buried in Peninsula, O. He married (2) in Orland, Ind., April 8, 1858, Sally- 
Brooks, who died there, September 20, 1873. 

In 1813 he lived in Becket, in 1820 in Tyringham, Mass., in 1822 in Hinsdale, 
Mass., in 1825 in Simsbury, Conn., and in 1831 in Sandisfield, Mass. In Septem- 
ber, 1833, he moved to Ohio, where he lived until 1861. He then settled in Or- 
land, and after his second wife's death lived with his daughter, Mrs. Beers, in Lin- 
coln, where he died and was buried. He was a dyer and dresser of cloth. 

Children, by first wife: 

2636 i Sally » Chaffee, born January 4, 1814; died January 7, 1814. 

2637 ii Jonathan Chaffee, born February 18, 1815; died February 19, 1815. 
+ 2638 iii Mary Charlotte Chaffee, born June 8, 1817; married Thomas J. 

Holmes. 
+ 2639 iv Luna Maria Chaffee, born January 9, 1820; married WiUiam Barn- 
hart. 

2640 V Eunice Armena Chaffee, born September 5, 1822; married in Penin- 

sula, June 25, 1845, Calvin Beers. 

2641 vi Sally Amanda Chaffee, born in Simsbury, February 5, 1825; died 

March 6, 1825; buried in Simsbury. 
+ 2642 vii Almerin Billings Chaffee, born August 7, 1826; married Mary A. 

McDaniel. 
+ 2643 viii Orson Alpheus Chaffee, born July 9, 1829; married (1) Frances Buell; 

(2) Ruby M. Reese, 
ix (Adopted) Richard Tower Morton, born October 21, 1814. 

1093 Henry Farnham 7 Chaffee (Jonathan,^ William, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., June 11, 1802, and died in Bris- 
tol, O., October 2, 1874. He married Sally E. Gates, who died in August, 1877, 
and was buried in Bristolville, 0. He was a school teacher and a farmer. 

Children : 

2644 i Larinda A.^ Chaffee, married Finney; residence, 1887, Lincoln, 

Neb. 

2645 ii Alcina E. Chaffee, married Harrington; residence, 1887, 

Painesville, 0. 

2646 iii Almanza Chaffee, died in the Civil War. 

+ 2647 iv Justina C. Chaffee, married Arthur E. Fenton. 

1094 Truman Bibbins ^ Chaffee (Jonathan, ^ William, ^ Jonathan, * Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Becket, Mass., June 19, 1804, and died in Or- 
well, 0., May 9, 1861. He married (1) in Farmington, O., February 1, 1827, 
Grace, daughter of Elisha Hyde of that place. She died in Orwell, March 7, 1856, 
of consumption, and was buried there. Both were members of the Methodist 
Church. He married (2) in Orwell, September 16, 1856, Mrs. Lydia Babcock, 
who was living in 1887. He was a carpenter, cabinetmaker and farmer. He died 
of stomach trouble. 

Children, by first wife, the last six born in Orwell : 

2648 i Ali^heuss Chaffee, born in Bristol, O., November 14, 1827; died 
March 28, 1829. 
+ 2649 ii Sydney Alvares Chaffee, born August 2, 1830; married Nancy J. 
Maxwell. 

2650 iii Orestes Parmeno Chaffee, born in Bloomfield, 0., October 3, 1832; 
married in Holbrook, Ariz., December 8, 1885, Mrs. Helen 
(Jenkins) Nichols, daughter of Upton Jenkins of Maryland; no 
children; residence, 1886, Holbrook, 1904, New Orleans, La. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 261 

The following story of his life is taken from the Nciv Orleans 
Times-Dem ocrat: 

"Major O. P. Chaffee, a brother of Gen. Adna Chaffee, chief 
of staff of the United States Army, after many vicissitudes now 
in the office of Quartermaster Bloom, in New Orleans, yesterday 
told a startling, strenuous story, with the elements of both the 
fairy tale and the dime novel. 

"He was born on a farm in Ashtabula County, Ohio, and 
when merely a boy, started off to St. Louis, to enter a bank as 
clerk, not to see his family again for thirty-five years. He 
became an express rider with Gen. Joe Johnston and Harney 
shortly after the IMountain Meadow massacre in '57. Then he 
settled in Wilcox County, in Alabama, as a young planter, and 
was accumulating capital when the war between the States 
broke out. Enlisting as a private, he was made a major for 
gallant conduct on the field of action at Shiloh, was on the staff 
of Gens. Bragg, J. K. Duncan, Hood, and Joe Johnston, and 
served throughout the war. 

" 'After the civil war was ended,' said the kindly old major, 
'I started off to Brazil. I embarked on a steamer from New 
Orleans to New York, where I remained for a couple of months, 
and then left for Rio Janeiro. I arrived there in August, 1866. 
Emperor Dom Pedro, hearing of my arrival along with several 
other Americans, asked me to come and see him. I did so, and 
fovmd that he spoke excellent English. The war with the Para- 
guayans, under Gen. Lopez, was going on at that time. The 
Paraguayans contended that the Brazilians should not be al- 
lowed to use the River Parana, and Brazil fought against that 
contention. I was immediately placed upon the staff of Gen. 
Dhu as major and inspector of cavalry. 

" 'I remember a peculiar sight which occurred at the battle 
of Humaytaia when we drove Lopez back to the mountains. 
There were men protecting the fort on the other side and about 
17,000 men with us. I never saw men fight like they did. They 
stripped, and w^th nothing but their cartridge belts and guns 
rushed upon the foe and fought like demons. They placed all 
their clothes in piles. Two days the battle lasted and then 
Lopez fled. The war lasted three months more, during which 
time we were joined by Gen. Rosas, of Uruguay, one of the 
fijiest soldiers and most elegant gentlemen I ever met in my life. 
When I arrived in Brazil I had only 10 cents, and it was fortunate 
for me that I was given the position I received at the hands of 
the government. After the war was over I took a thousand 
acres of land given by the government to those who wished to 
cultivate. I established myself at Santarem, in the Amazon 
Valley, in October, 1867, and immediately commenced the work. 
I cleared the land and planted tobacco, coffee and corn. I had 
a man and his wife to help me, and especially to teach me how 
to speak Portuguese. They aided me, and tobacco of the finest 
kind in the world was grown in Brazil, but still I did not prosper, 
and after wasting three years I got the rubber craze. The 
rubber craze in Brazil at that time was similar to the gold craze 
in California in '49. In '69 the excitement on the Amazon was 
like mito that in California in '49. Everybody was crazy to 
make a fortune in rubber, and so I went with them. I worked 
for a year in the interior cutting the rubber with my own hands, 
and then went into the business of buying and selling it. I had 
in the course of a few years accumulated a snug fortune, and 
was getting along nicely. I left home one morning, leaving all 



262 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

my possessions in the thatchhouse some one hundred yards from 
the shore of the river. When I returned at night I had nothing 
in the world, for the river had washed away the banks and there 
was no vestige of where the house stood. The sixteen people 
whom I had working for me had scattered to the four winds. I 
went to a neighbor's house, borrowed a canoe and went twenty 
miles to a man whom I had had dealings with, and told him that 
I was going to pay every cent I owed. And then I worked for 
a year in the rubber fields until I had paid every cent, and with 
$10 to my name I was ready to start out again. Then I returned 
to the Amazon again and went into the cane business. I built 
it up from small to large accumulations, put in machinery, and 
was doing well in the manufacture of caxexa liquor. So it went 
along for three years, and then one afternoon, after I had been 
away in my canoe with my man all day, I was returning when 
a terrible storm came up. The rain poured in torrents, and 
when we tried to make our way through the woods we were lost, 
and hour after hour we trampled through those woods, and 
finally, when we arrived at my home I was taken to my ham- 
mock and did not arise again for three years more. I suffered 
no pain at all, but I could not use my limbs. They were ab- 
normally swollen. The doctors could do nothing, and there 
I remained until 1883, when I was enabled to move easily 
enough for me to come back to my native land. Upon my 
return I went to Arizona, where I was quartermaster's agent 
at Fort Holbrook for ten years. I had other experiences after 
that, but as I look back now, I must tell you that I would rather 
live in Brazil than anywhere. The people are perfectly frank and 
true, and life is more enjoyable there, I think, than any where.' 
"He was four years in the office of Gen. Wood when he was 
military governor of Cuba. Finally he came to New Orleans in 
the Quartermaster's Department." He died May 7, 1908, in 
Kansas City, Mo. 

2651 iv Louisa Matilda Chaffee, born in Bristol, May 2, 1835; married (1) 
in Mecca, O., June 3, 1852, Nicholas Rulapaugh, who served in 
the Civil War, enlisting in the 89th New York Infantry, Sep- 
tember 10, 1861 ; he was killed in the Battle of Antietam, Sep- 
tember 17, 1862; no children; she married (2) in Freedom, 0., 
March 8, 1866, Doctor Sylvester Morgan King, born in Charles- 
town, O., September 27, 1836; he was also in the Civil War, 
being badly wounded in the Battle of Shiloh ; he was present at 
the surrender of Lee's Army; he is a member of the Grand Army 
of the Republic and the Lidependent Order of Odd Fellows; is 
a homeopathic physician and surgeon; residence, 1886, Albia, 
la. ; no children. 
+ 2652 V Sherburne Howard Chaffee, born July 15, 1837; married Esther S. 
Hayes. 

2653 vi Nelson Chaffee, born in Bristol, O., September 16, 1839; married in 
Ellsworth, Kan., December 28, 1867, Mary C, daughter of 
William Simeon Baxter of Otsego County, N. Y.; no children; 
during the Civil War, he served for six months in Company H, 
7th Ohio Infantry; in 1861 was taken ill and discharged in Rom- 
ney, W. Va.; in 1862 served in 84th Ohio Infantry four months; 
in 1863 enlisted in Lexington, Ky., in 104th Ohio Infantry, and 
served until the end of the war; was wounded June 19, 1864, in 
the siege of Knoxville, Tenn., and was in the hospital there four 
months; rejoined his regiment in Rome, Ga., on its return after 
the capture of Atlanta, Ga., and went to Franklin, Tenn., Nash- 
ville, Tenn., then to the Halston River ; transported in the winter 



SEVENTH GENERATION 263 

of 1865 by water to Cincinnati, O., thence by rail to Washing- 
ton, D. C, thence by water to Fort Fisher; took part in the 
capture of Wilmington, N. C, then sent to Raleigh, N. C; trans- 
ferred to 183d Ohio Infantry and detailed to drive General 
Carter's ambulance; returned home to Ohio in July, 1865, and 
moved to Indiana in 1867; in August of that year, he moved to 
Kansas; he is a Prohibitionist, was for twenty-two years a 
member of the Methodist Church and later of the United Breth- 
ren Church; residence, 1886, Wichita, Kan.; an expressman. 
-1-2654 vii Adna Romanza Chaffee, born April 14, 1842; married (1) Mrs. Kate 
(Hanie) Reynolds; (2) Annie F. Rockwell. 

2655 viii Truman Everel Chaffee, born June 12, 1844; died April 6, 1862, in 

the Battle of Shiloh; enlisted in the 14th Ohio Battery, in 
August, 1861 ; unmarried; was a bright scholar, a natural musi- 
cian, with a kind and loving disposition. 

2656 ix George William Chaffee, born October 12, 1847; married and has no 

children; residence, 1887, Youngstown, 0. 

2657 X Almond Chaffee, born November 28, 1848; married twice and had 

two children; residence, 1887, Atchison, Kan. 

2658 xi Zorilda Jane Chaffee, born September 12, 1850; married in War- 

ren, O., January 26, 1869, Emanuel Keene, a farmer, born in 
Perry County, Pa., September 25, 1847; residence, 1887, Bristol- 
ville,0. 

2659 xii Clifton Elisha Chaffee, born November 22, 1852; married in Atchison, 

June 29, 1886, Ada Louise, daughter of John Peterson of that 
place; residence, 1886, Concordia, Kan.; official stenographer 
for the 12th District, Kansas. 

1102 Cyrus ^ Chaffee (Amos,« William, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., February 11, 1803, and died about 1867. 

He married Eunice . Though but a little over eleven years of age at the 

time, he is said to have served as Private in the War of 1812, being in the com- 
pany of his father. Captain Amos Chaffee, from August 23 to October 14, 1814, 
and acting as assistant to him. The company was stationed in Groton, Conn. 

Child: 
2660 i Caroline s Chaffee, married Topliff ; residence, 1883, New York City. 

1104 Amos 7 Chaffee, Jr. (Amos,^ William, s Jonathan, * Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas i), was born in Ashford, Conn., October 14, 1806, and died in Eastford, 
Conn, (formerly Ashford), February 9, 1863. He married in Ashford, 1834, Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Curtis, of that place. She was born April 13, 1814, died Au- 
gust 3, 1881, and was buried in Eastford. They probably lived in Ashford until 
about 1850, and after that in Eastford, which was organized in 1847 from the 
easterly half of Ashford. Amos Chaffee, Jr., was a farmer. 

Children, the first nine born in Ashford, the last four in Eastford: 

2661 i Mary Jane » Chaffee, born July 27, 1835; died in Webster, Mass., 

about 1863; married George A. Mungan of Dudley, Mass.; no 

children ; buried in Eastford. 
+ 2662 ii Gurdon Amos Chaffee, born May 10, 1837; married (1) Sarah S. F. 

Lyon; (2) Caroline F. Capwell. 
+ 2663 iii Martha Susan Chaffee, born June 22, 1839; married S. H. Preston. 
+ 2664 iv Annie Emily Chaffee, born June 11, 1840; married Gordon S. Haven. 

2665 V Amelia Maria Chaffee, born October 28, 1841 ; died in infancy. 
+ 2666 vi Harriet Amanda Chaffee, born October 26, 1843; married George A. 

Dennis. 



264 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 2667 vii Esther Lurancie Chaffee, born March 24, 1847; married John A. 
Young. 

2668 viii David Clinton Chaffee, born December 1, 1848; died in infancy. 

2669 ix Andrew Monroe ChafTee, born in December, 1849; died in infancy. 

+ 2670 X John Milton Chaffee, born March 13, 1851 ; married Mary E. Plummer. 
+ 2671 xi Ellen Adelia Chaffee, born March 26, 1854 ; married Gilbert S. Shippee. 

2672 xii James Maro Chaffee, born August 23, 1856; died in infancy. 
+ 2673 xiii Elmina Henrietta Chaffee, born November 6, 1859; married (1) E. 
W. Miller; (2) William Munson. 

1105 William Fax i Chaffee (Amos,^ William, s Jonathan, * Jonathan, ^ Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas i) was born April 20, 1809, and married in Ashford, Conn., 
May 12, 1840, Mary Ann Parker. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

2674 i Harmony Lovina ^ Chaffee, born March 26, 1841. 

2675 ii Harriet Maria Chaffee, born June 3, 1842. 

2676 iii Juhette Chaffee, born September 12, 1843. 

1106 Anna Bibbins ^ Chaffee (Amos,^ William,^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas ^) was born in Ashford, Conn., May 24, 1811, and died Decem- 
ber 8, 1881. She married Elijah Fordham, born in New York City, March 8, 
1798, died in Wellsville, U., September 9, 1879. He was a carver, gilder and frame 
maker. They lived in New York, Illinois, Missouri and Salt Lake City, U., and 
other places in that state. 

Children : ^. 

2677 i Anneliza « Fordham. 

2678 ii George Fordham. 

2679 iii Bathiah Fordham. 

2680 iv Mormon Fordham. 

2681 V Amos Pierce Fordham. ' 

+ 2682 vi Annie Maria Fordham, married William P. Deakin. 

2683 vii Joseph Fordham. 

2684 viii Lidda Lovina Fordham. 

2685 ix Mary Louisa Fordham. 

2686 x Emily Adelia Fordham. 

2687 xi Elijah Fordham, Jr. 

2688 xii Elizabeth Fordham. 

1107 Ephraim Pendleton ' Chaffee (Amos,^ William, ^ Jonathan, * Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., March 4, 1815, and died in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., March 13, 1854. He married in New York City, in 1837, Mar- 
garet, daughter of Bartholomew Skeats of that place. She died in 1869. Both 
were buried in Cyprus Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn. He was a member of Christ 
Episcopal Church, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. He was a shipping clerk, had 
black eyes, and was of medium height. 

Children : 

2689 i Erastus Bartholomews Chaffee, born in 1840; died in Brooklyn, in 

1874; unmarried. 
+ 2690 ii Amos Banta Chaffee, born in 1842; married Elizabeth Brown. 
2691 iii Isabella Chaffee, born in 1843; died in 1880; married George L. 
Brown of Boston. 
+ 2692 iv Albert Banta Chaffee, born October 13, 1844; married Mary Hews. 
2693 V Joseph Chaffee, born in 1845. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 265 

+ 2694 vi Mary Eliza Chaffee, born December 5, 1847; married Daniel E. 
Downing. 

2695 vii James Clanny Chaffee, born in 1852; married Johanna Gerhart; lived 

at one time in Boston with his uncle, Joseph W. Zane. 

2696 viii Sarah Louisa Chaffee. 

1108 Harmony Claudine ' Chaffee (Amos,^ William, ^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Ashford, Conn., August 7, 1817, and was mar- 
ried (1) there, July 15, 1844, by Reverend Charles Hyde, to Zelotus Plummer 
Hiscox of Woodstock, Conn. He died about 1851, and she married (2) Joseph 
Farnham, who died before 1883, when she was living in Boston, Mass. 

Children : 

2697 i Albert s Hiscox, residence, 1881, Kansas City, Mo. 

2698 ii A daughter, died about 1881. 

1109 Martha BJ Whipple (Molly ^ Chaffee, Jonathan, s Jonathan,^ Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born May 29, 1823, and married, May 4, 1851, David K. 
Owen, born August 6, 1818, died June 28, 1882. 

Children : 

2699 i Carrie L.s Owen, born January 29, 1858; died August 20, 1858. 

2700 ii George Ernest Owen, born February 14, 1860; died November 30, 1876. 

1113 Benjamin James ^ Chaffee (Jonathan, ^ Jonathan, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, * 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Liberty, N. Y., May 15, 1812, and died in 
Windsor, N. Y., April 1, 1895. He married in Liberty, January 29, 1840, Eliza, 
daughter of Joseph Taylor of Parksville, N. Y. In 1884 he lived in Windsor, 
where he was a farmer. 

Children : 

2701 i Mary 8 ChafTee, born June 11, 1841; married in Parksville, January 1, 

1865, James Conway; residence, 1890, Binghamton, N. Y. 

2702 ii Martha Chaffee, a twin, "born June 11, 1841; married in Vineland, N. J., 

October 28, 1867, Nelson Searle; residence, 1890, Vineland. 

2703 iii Hepsibah Chaffee, born June 28, 1845; married in Binghamton, Sep- 

tember 7, 1865, Hiram Hector. 

2704 iv Sarah Chaffee, born July 30, 1850; residence, 1890, Windsor; unmarried. 

2705 v John Rush Chaffee, born September 21, 1851; married, March 26, 1884, 

Ella Buell; residence, 1890, Windsor. 

1114 Stephen Mitchell ' Chaffee (Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Jonathan,'* Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Liberty, N. Y., August 18, 1817, and died in 
Parksville, N. Y.,' May 16, 1900. He married there in 1844, Mary Ann, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Taylor of London, England. She was born February 15, 1816, 
died March 22, 1891, and was buried in Parksville. Both were members of the 
Methodist Church, in which Stephen Chaffee was a Class Leader for twenty years. 
He had a Hght complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. 
He was a farmer and the latter years of his life lived in Parksville. 

Children : 

2706 i James A.s Chaffee, born December 29, 1845; unmarried in 1900. 
+ 2707 ii John Chaffee, a twin, born December 29, 1845; married Frances I. 
Dewitt. 
2708 iii George E. Chaffee, born in 1848; married Libbie R. Krum. 



266 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1115 Benjamin Francis ^ Chaffee (Reuben,*" Jonathan, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Middletown, Conn., October 20, 1820, and died 
there, November 8, 1878. He married in New York, October 20, 1846, Persis A. 
Harris. 

Children, born in Middletown: 

2709 i Fred Bound » Chaffee, born December 21, 1848; married Mary Brewer, 

born in Middletown, May 21, 1851, died there, January 1, 1906. 

2710 ii Frank Harris Chaffee, a twin, born December 21, 1848; died June 25, 

1849. 

2711 iii Elmore Reuben Chaffee, born November 26, 1851; married in Middle- 

town, October 13, 1891, Cherilla Griswold. 

1117 Ephraim Bound ^ ChafEee (Reuben,^ Jonathan, s Jonathan,* Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Middletown, Conn., August 28, 1826, and 
died August 6, 1902. He married there, June 8, 1852, Sarah Hall, daughter of 
John Bliss of that place. She died in Middletown, April 8, 1898. In 1891 he lived 
in Middletown, where he was a manufacturer. 

Children : 

2712 i Lillian Lucy « Chaffee, born July 13, 1856. 
+ 2713 ii Susie Nieda * Chaffee, born July 15, 1860; married James Y. Fairman. 

1118 Flavius Josephus ^ ChafEee (Reuben,^ Jonathan, ^ Jonathan,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas ^) was born in Middletown, Conn., October 30, 1829, and 
married in Durham, Conn., September 14, 1851, Ellen Amelia, daughter of John 
Hull of New London, Conn., a relative of Commodore Hull, the hero of the Battle 
of Lake Champlain. She died in Middletown, January 16, 1890, and was buried 
there. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, as is her husband, he having 
joined it at the age of thirty years and having been a Vestryman and Parish Clerk 
for six years. He has a fair complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, six and one-half 
inches in height. In 1891 he lived in Middletown, where he was a merchant. 

Children, born in Middletown : 

2714 i Ivonette Louise s Chaffee, born June 12 (19), 1854; died in Middletown, 

September 23, 1859. 

2715 ii Clifford Hull Chaffee, born September 3, 1860. 

2716 iii Louis Bound Chaffee, born August 9, 1862; married in Middletown, 

September 24, 1890, Annie Elizabeth Griswold of Portland, Conn. 

1120 Reuben 7 Chaffee (Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Clarendon, Vt., January 23, 1785, and died in 
Berkshire, Vt., October 8, 1842. He married there, in May, 1807, Sally, daughter 
of William Danforth of Billerica, Mass. She was born March 20, 1783, and died 
in Berkshire, June 10, 1873. She was a sister of Priscilla Danforth, who was suc- 
cessively the wife of two of Reuben Chaffee's brothers. Comfort and John. Both 
husband and wife were members of the Baptist Church. Reuben Chaffee's will 
was admitted to probate in St. Albans, Vt., October 20, 1842, and his widow was 
appointed administratrix. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

+ 2717 i Juliana » Chaffee, born December 10, 1807; married Covey. 

2718 ii Sally Chaffee, born January 30, 1810; died December 27, 1810. 
+ 2719 iii Samuel Luther Chaffee, born September 3, 1812; married Ursula S. 
Janes. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 267 

+ 2720 iv Reuben Chaffee, Jr., born March 31, 1814; married Lucy C. Brice. 

+ 2721 V Washington Chaffee, born August 12, 1815; married Rachel Brice. 
2722 vi Jane Chaffee, born July 24, 1818; died October 27, 1847; married 
Alexander Armstrong, and had several children ; residence, Berk- 
shire. 

+ 2723 vii Albert Chaffee, born May 2.5, 1820; married (1) Nancy C. Brice; (2) 
Mrs. Lucy (Chaffee)" Woodworth (2755). 

2724 viii S. Miranda Chaffee, born July 6, 1822; married John Armstrong, 

brother of Alexander Armstrong, and had children. 

2725 ix William Henry Chaffee, born December 20, 1824; died January 25, 

1842, from a cut in the foot, received while chopping in the woods; 
unmarried. 

2726 ix Ithamar Stowe Chaffee, born February 3, 1827; married Hall, 

and moved to the West. 

1121 Lucy 7 Chaffee (Comfort," Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas i) was born January 3, 1787, and died after 1883. She married Seth 
Kendall, who died before 1883, when she was living in Enosburgh, Vt. She was 
a member of the Baptist Church. 

Children : 

2727 i Lucy » Kendall, married Russell Thurber; lived in Enosburgh Falls,, 

Vt., and later moved West. 
+ 2728 ii Polly Kendall, married Arnold Burt. 
+ 2729 iii Seth Kendall, Jr., married Polly Burt. 

2730 iv Anna Kendall, married Nathan Chatburn and had one daughter. 

2731 V Aaron Kendall, married Anna Williams, and had a large family of 

children, several of whom died young; lived in Enosburgh, and 
later moved West. 

2732 vi Nathan Kendall, married Eliza Emery; no children; residence, 1891, 

Enosburgh Falls. 

2733 vii Phoebe Kendall, married Samuel Hicks; residence, 1891, West 

Berkshire, Vt. 

2734 viii Matilda Kendall, died before 1891; married Silas Nobles, and had 

four children; his residence, 1891, West Enosburgh. 

2735 ix Orilla Kendall, married Solomon Marsh, and had two children; resi- 

dence, 1891, Fairfax, Vt. 

2736 x William Kendall, died in early manhood. 

1122 Jasper 7 Chaffee (Comfort,** Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Clarendon, Vt., October 4, 1789, and died in Berkshire, 
Vt., July 9, 1867. He married there, in 1810, Hannah, daughter of John Burleson 
of Providence, R. L, and sister of his brother Warren's wife. She died in 1854, 
and was buried in Berkshire. Both were members of the Baptist Church. He was 
executor of his father's estate. He was a farmer and also for many years a mer- 
chant in Berkshire. 

Children : 

+ 2737 i Anna « Chaffee, born in 1811 ; married Guy Clark. 

2738 ii Avaline Chaffee, died in early womanhood. 

2739 iii Nathaniel Chaffee, born in 1815. 

+ 2740 iv Hannah Fidelia Chaft'ee, born in 1818; married Reverend James M. 

Beeman . 
+ 2741 V Cordelia Chaffee, born in 1820; married Ebenezer Weld. 

2742 vi Jasper Chaffee, born in 1823; married Kemp. 

+ 2743 vii Mary Chaffee, born in 1825; married John McCarthy. 
+ 2744 viii Azro Buck Chaffee, born in 1830; married Foster. 



268 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1124 Warren ' Chafiee (Comfort,^ Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel/ Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Clarendon, Vt., April 24, 1794, and died in Berk- 
shire, Vt., April 10, 1868. He married there (1) in 1814, Sally, daughter of John 
Burleson of Providence, R. I., and sister of his brother Jasper's wife. She was 
born March 18, 1797, and was buried in Berskhire. Both she and her husband were 
members of the TJniversalist church, he having joined at the age of twenty. He 
married (2) Prutia Hildreth. He served as a Private in the War of 1812, being 
captured and held a prisoner for six months. He had a light complexion, blue 
eyes, and was six feet, four inches in height. He was a farmer and owned the 
adjoining farm to that of his brother, Aaron S. Chaffee, two miles south of Berk- 
shire Centre, on the road to Enosburgh Falls. 

Children, by first wife: 

2745 i Harmon » Chaffee, died in Berkshire, September 14, 1884; married 
Sarah Ann Stearns of Canada. 
+ 2746 ii Stephen B. Chaffee, born February 10, 1819; married Martha Shan- 
non. 
2747 iii Warren Chaffee, Jr., born March 17, 1820; died in Berkshire, March 20, 
1824. 
+ 2748 iv Sally Chaffee, born November 16, 1822; married Sydney Butler. 
+ 2749 V Electa Chaffee, born January 25, 1826; married William H. Andrus. 
+ 2750 vi Ruby Lucy Chaffee, born June 1, 1829; married William P. Ewins. 

2751 vii John Chaffee, born July 7, 1831 ; died in Berkshire, January 9, 1892. 

2752 viii Nathaniel Chaffee, born November 19, 1833; married Delia Ells- 

worth. 
+ 2753 ix Cornelius Perness Chaffee, born March 25, 1836; married (1) Catha- 
rine Gallon ; (2) Lenora Boyce. 

2754 x Ezra Chaffee, born June 18, 1839; died in Berkshire, July 15, 1843. 

1125 John ^ OhafEee (Comfort, " Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,'* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born July 12, 1796, and died in July, 1883. He married Mrs. Pris- 
cilla (Danforth) Chaffee, daughter of William Danforth of Billerica, Mass., and 
widow of his brother Comfort. He succeeded his father as a hotel keeper. 

Children : 

2755 i Lucy » Chaffee, married (1) Hamilton Woodworth; (2) Albert Chaffee. 

' (See 2723.) 

2756 ii John Chaffee, Jr. 

+ 2757 iii Homer S. Chaffee, married Mary R. Burleson. 

2758 iv James Chaffee, residence, 1886, West Berkshire, Vt. 

2759 V Nancy Chaffee. 

2760 vi Betsey Chaffee. 

2761 vii Charies Chaffee. 

2762 viii Comfort Chaffee. 

1126 Elijah ? Chaffee (Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'' Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas was born November 5, 1799, and died April 16, 1869. He married 
(1) Electa Rood, and (2) Julia Cummings, by whom he had four or five children, 
names unknown. He was the owner of a gristmill on Pike River Falls, West 
Berkshire, Vt. 

Child, by first wife : 
2763 i Adaline » Chaffee. 

1127 Aaron Stowe ^ Chaffee (Comfort,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Thomas 1) was born in Berkshire, Vt., August 18, 1802, and died in 



SEVENTH GENERATION 269 

Westfield, Vt., February 9, 1S87. He married (1) iu Enosburgh, Vt., February 2(3, 
1873, Polly W., daughter of James Hill of that place. She died in Westfield, 
February 20, 1874, aged seventy. Both husband and wife died at 11 : 30 p. w. and 
they were buried side by side in Westfield. Both were members of the Baptist 
Church, which Mr. Chaffee joined at the age of sixteen, and of which he continued 
an active member through life. He married (2) Charlotte Martin. 

After their marriage Aaron Stowe and Polly (Hill) Chaffee lived with their 
father, Comfort Chaffee, and their brother, Warren Chaffee, until their house on 
the adjoining farm was built, the land at that time beipg only partly cleared. 
This farm lay about two miles south of Berkshire Centre, on the road to Enosburgh 
Falls. About 1857 or 1858 they moved to Westfield. All the children of Aaron 
and Polly Chaffee are said to have been church members. All had light hair and 
blue eyes, and bore a strong resemblance to one another. Every morning after 
breakfast family service was held, all the members of the family taking part in the 
scripture reading and singing of hymns, followed by a prayer of the father or 
mother. In 1873 the golden wedding of this venerable couple was held in West- 
field, all the children but one son being present. The family record at that time 
showed their descendants to be eleven children, forty-three grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild. Mr. Chaffee had a sandy complexion, light blue eyes, and 
was five feet, nine inches in height. He was a farmer and died at the home of his 
son, Bethuel M. Chaffee. 

Children, by first wife, born in Berkshire, Vt. : 
4-2764 i Polly Hills Chaffee, born August 13, 1824; married Lucius B. 

Elliot. 
-f-2765 ii Comfort Chaffee, born February 17, 1826; married Elizabeth B. 

Dike (Dyke). 
-f-2766 iii Elvira Rebecca Chaffee, born May 6, 1828; married (1) S. Hamilton 

Redding; (2) Lucius H. Wheeler. 
4-2767 iv Lovina Felton Chaffee, born February 22, 1830; married Curtis 

Wheeler. 
4-2768 V Sylvester Aaron Chaffee, born April 2, 1832; married (1) Plantina 

0. Pitcher; (2) Mrs. Jean G. (Pocock) Sergei. 
4-2769 vi James Hill Chaffee, born May 14, 1834; married Laura Waite. 
4-2770 vii Lovell Stowe Chaffee, born December 19, 1835; married Emma F. 

Hitchcock. 
4-2771 viii Ransom Nathaniel Chaffee, born November 22, 1837; married Eunice 

L. Walker. 
4-2772 ix Palmer Edson Chaffee, born July 21, 1840; married Elizabeth B. 

Leach. 
4-2773 X Bethuel Meritt Chaffee, born April 23, 1842; married Alma H. Co- 
burn. 
2774 xi Filinda Amelia Chafee, born March 17, 1847; married (1) Wilham 
H. Ward; (2) George Day; she is a member of the Baptist Church; 
residence, 1883, Jay, Vt. 

1131 Nathaniel 7 Chaffee (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jo'^ 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Salisbury, Vt., May 6 i'^'^" -^d 
ton, Vt., September 4, 1870. He married (1) the- 
Frank of that place. She was a Methodist, ^ 
married (2) in 1823, Lucy Wright, who dier 
complexion, blue eyes, and was six fee+ ' 
Hinesburgh, and was a farmer. 



270 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children, by first wife : 

2775 i Melissa ^ Chaffee, married Joseph Phillips. 

2776 ii Cornelia Chaffee, bom December 27, 1820; died May 30, 1892; mar- 

ried Loyal N. Wright. 
+ 2777 iii John F. Chaffee, married Emiice Sherman. 

Children, by second wife: 

2778 iv Lucinda Chaffee, born April 9, 1824; married Milton H. Bidwell; 
residence, 1892, Malone, N. Y. 
+ 2779 V Henry Dean Chaffee, born November 5, 1826; married Juhette C. 
Kingsley. 

2780 vi Ruby Chaffee. 

2781 vii Mary Chaffee, married Brooks. 

2782 viii Wilkins Chaffee, born August 4, 1833; married Jane Lawrence; no 

children; residence, 1892, Starksboro, Vt.; a farmer. 

1132 Henry ^ Chaffee (Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas i) was born near Monkton, Vt., in 1802, and died in North 
Hudson, Vt. He married (1) Ann Allen. The names of his second and third 
wives are unknown. He lived for some time in the state of New York. 

Children, by second wife : 

2783 i William » Chaffee, married Cornelia — , and had two daughters 

and several sons; moved to Minnesota. 

2784 ii Huldah Chaffee, died; unmarried. 

+ 2785 iii Henry Allen Chaffee, married Frances Duncan. 
2786 iv Mary Chaffee, married Taggart. 

1142 John 7 Chaffee (Daniel, ^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., May 18, 1793, and died about 1857. He 
married in Seekonk, Mass., September 21, 1823, Fanny Medbury, soon after 
moving to Warren, Pa. His will, made August 18, 1837, was probated December 4, 
1857. He was a Deacon. 

Children : 

2787 i William Penn » Chaffee, killed by a bull. 

2788 ii John Matthew ChafTee. 

2789 iii Jesse M. Chaffee. 

2790 iv Abigail M. Chaffee, married Mix. 

2791 V Susan Chaffee. 

2792 vi Fanny Chaffee. 

2793 vii Dexter N. Chaffee. 

2794 viii George N. Chaffee. 

2795 ix Charles Chaffee. 

1144 Daniel ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Daniel, ^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Na- 

thaniel,2 Thomas i), was born in Rehoboth, Mass., September 2, 1796, and died 

in Warren, Pa., August 7, 1875. He married there, Mrs. Lydia (Arnold) Buffing- 

^at place, daughter of James Arnold of West Warren. She died in 1876, 

" '■ ' <^pntre. Her will, made January 7, 1876, was probated 

B. Chaffee, being executor. Daniel Chaffee, Jr., 

^nd was five feet, nine and one-half inches in 

■ly as 1824. He was a farmer and a member 

"me 24, 1875, was probated October 9, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 271 

Children : 

2796 i Lavania 8 (or Lovinia) Chaffee, born September 29, 1823; married 

(1) Albert Tyrrell; (2) Orvilla Chaffee. (See 1288.) 

2797 ii Sarah Chaffee, born August 28, 1825; died June 29, 1867. 

2798 iii Olive Ann Chaffee, born February 2, 1828; died in 1882. 

+ 2799 iv Dexter Chaffee, born February 19, 1830; married ]\Iaria Bowen. 
2800 V Daniel Chaffee, Jr., born October 19, 1832; died April 10, 1835. 
+ 2801 vi Preserved B. Chaffee, born September 10, 1834; married Elizabeth 
T.Chaffee (3088). 

2802 vii Daniel Chaffee, Jr., born April 22, 1835; died June 22, 1845. 

2803 viii Maria F. Chaffee, born April 22, 1837; married Joseph Pease; resi- 

dence, 1893, Le Raysville, Pa. 

2804 ix Lorinda Chaffee, born August 31, 1844. 

2805 X Lorenzo D. Chaffee, born August 29, 1845; died November 2, 1864, 

of yellow fever, while serving in the Civil War. 

1145 Newman ^ Chaffee (Daniel," Nathaniel, s Nathaniel,^ Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, ]\Iass., May 19, 1798, and died in Au- 
gust, 1848. He married Lydia R., daughter of Josiah Medbury of Seekonk, Mass. 
She died April 8, 1848. He was a shoemaker and blacksmith. 

Children : 
+ 2806 i Sarah « Chaffee, born April, 1830; married George A. Smith. 

2807 ii Maria A. Chaffee, born Febi-uary 2, 1832; married James Young, a 

farmer and a member of the Connecticut Legislature; residence, 
1891, Sterling, Conn. 

2808 iii Daniel N. Chaffee, born in 1833; died in 1836. 

+ 2809 iv Esther A. Chaffee, born in July, 1837; married Evans Mowry. 

2810 V Adahne F. Chaffee, born in December, 1840; died September 21, 1861; 

united with the First Baptist Church of Seekonk, July 30, 1853. 

2811 vi Cornelius N. Chaffee, born in 1844; died April 1, 1848. 

1151 Huldah ^ ChafEee (Benjamin, " Nathaniel, ^ Nath-aniel,^ Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born October 15, 1804, and married Atwood. 

In 1851 she was living in Pittsford, Vt. 

Child: 
2812 i Marcus » Atwood, died September 17, 1862, in the Battle of Antietam, 
during the Civil War. 

1152 Daniel ^ ChafEee (Benjamin, " Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Pittsford, Vt., July 14, 1811, and died there, 
October 7, 1839. He married in Pittsford, February 7, 1832, Miranda, daughter 
of Moses Haven. After her husband's death she moved in 1840 with her father 
and her children to New York state, and thence to Monroe County, Mich. She 
died in Shelbyville, 111., in 1870, and was buried there. Daniel Chaffee was a 
farmer. 

Children, born in Pittsford: 
+ 2813 i Noah Fuller s Chaffee, born February 6, 1833; married Josephine 

McMath. 
+ 2814 ii Charles H. Chaffee, born July 11, 1836; married Augusta Sweet. 
+ 2815 iii George Daniel Chaffee, born July 2, 1839; married N. Maria Smith. 

1166 Stephen ^ Chaffee (Simeon,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Chittenden, Vt., February 27, 1797, and died in 



272 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Lapeer, Mich., October 26, 1S72. He married in Pittsford, Vt., June 8, 1826, 
Melletiah, daughter of Isaac Leonard of that place. She died October 21, 1872, 
and was buried in Pontiac, Mich. At the time of his marriage he lived in Middle- 
town, Vt., then moved to Pontiac and later to Lapeer. He had a light complexion, 
blue eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. He was an active, energetic 
business man and was not only a farmer, but a brickmaker and hatter as well, 
employing at various times a large number of men. 

Children : 

2816 i Harriet N.s Chaffee, born September 9, 1827; died November 2, 1854; 

married John TroUope. 

2817 ii Mary A. Chaffee, born October 14, 1837; residence, 1893, Pontiac. 

2818 iii Frances Chaffee, born August 10, 1845; married W. H. Orman, Jr.; 

residence, 1883, Pontiac. 

1167 Joel 7 Chaffee (Simeon, « Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Chittenden, Vt., July 4, 1798, and died in Washington, 
D. C, August 9, 1888. He married (1) in Potsdam, N. Y., in December, 1839, 
Adelia, daughter of Manasses Sawyer. She died in the winter of 1845, and was 
buried in Bucks Bridge, N. Y. She was a member of the Methodist Church. He 
married (2) in December, 1865, Lydia Wilbur, who died December 25, 1885. He 
had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, six inches in height. He was 
not only a farmer, but a merchant and iron manufacturer as well. 

Child, by first wife : 
+ 2819 i Ellen Azubah » Chaffee, born January 29, '1841; married Charles M. 
Gillette. 

1168 Job ^ Chaffee (Simeon, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Chittenden, Vt., November 13, 1799, and died in Green- 
field, Mich., April 24, 1883. He married (1) in Sudbury, Vt., November, 1831, 
Susan, daughter of Abner Hall of that place. She died December 1, 1832, and 
was buried in Greenfield. He married (2), in August, 1834, Eliza Jones, who died 
July 27, 1876. He moved to Michigan from Vermont about 1832. He was a 
farmer and stonecutter, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, ten 
inches in height. He was Captain of a militia company in Michigan, and a member 
of the Episcopal Church. 

Child, by first wife : 

2820 i Abner HalljS Chaffee, born December 1, 1832. 
Children, by second wife: 

2821 ii Deloss Chaffee, born in June, 1835; died June 17, 1882. 

2822 iii Susan Chaffee, born July 16, 1839; died December 6, 1864. 

2823 iv Julia Chaffee, born January 27, 1841 ; married Steward Joyce. 

2824 V Emeline Chaffee, born in May, 1842; married F. Mead. 

2825 vi Caroline Chaffee, born in May, 1843; married J. J. Cody. 

2826 vii Adaline Chaffee, born December 10, 1845; married F. A. Culbertson; 

residence, 1894, Detroit, Mich. 

2827 viii Jennie Chaffee, born April 12, 1847; married William H. Piatt. 

2828 ix Joel W. Chaffee, born March 17, 1851 ; married Agatha Gerhard. 

1169 Carpenter ^ Chaffee (Simeon,e Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Na- 
thaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Brandon, Vt., September 19, 1801, and died in 
Union City, Mich. He married in Brandon, about May, 1825, Abigail Wetmore 



SEVENTH GENERATION 273 

of that place. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and he of the Congre- 
gational Church, with which he united at about the age of forty-four. He had a 
light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. He was a blacksmith and 
lived in Schaghticoke, N. Y., in Detroit, Mich., for nine years and in Union City. 
Children, the last four born in Union City: 

2829 i George Wetmore « Chaffee, born near Albany, N. Y., April 2, 1826; 

residence, 1893, Union City; unmarried. 

2830 ii William Chaffee, died before 1845. 
2830a iii Salome Chaffee, died before 1845. 

+ 2831 iv Henry Chaffee, born November 8, 1833; married Adeline Holcomb. 

2832 V Cynthia Chaffee, born March 22, 1835; died in Union City, September 

12, 1882; married John Latcham, who died there, April 27, 1883. 

+ 2833 vi Edwin Richmond Chaffee, born October 10, 1838; married Melissa 

Watkins. 

2834 vii Adelaide Chaffee, born September 1, 1840; married Jerry Day. 

1170 Amos 7 Chaffee (Simeon, « Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Chittenden, Vt., April 7, 1803, and died in Detroit, Mich., 
January 25, 1893. He married (1) in Schaghticoke, N. Y., September 29, 1830, 
Maria, daughter of Stephen Miller of that place. She died, and he married (2), 
March 13, 1872, Emily Stoughton of Farmington, Mich., who survived him. 
He had a light complexion and black eyes. During his early manhood, he was a 
farmer in Vermont. Moving to Detroit from Pittsford, Vt., when twenty-six years 
old, he opened a blacksmith shop, but while still a young man abandoned his trade 
to speculate in real estate. During his long residence in Detroit he fought many 
legal battles with the municipality over what he regarded as unjust taxation and 
unauthorized rights of way, in many of these litigations winning signal victories. 
During most of his residence in Detroit, Mr. Chaffee was a member of the Central 
Methodist Episcopal Church. He donated the land, worth 130,000, upon which 
Grace Hospital was built. His estate was valued at about $250,000. He died in 
his home, 782 Woodward Avenue. 

Children : 

+ 2835 i Oliver Newberry » Chaffee, born July 6, 1835; married Jeannie C. 

Merick. 
2836 ii Caroline Chaffee, born May 13, 1837; residence, 1883, Detroit, 1893, 

Chicago, 111. 
+ 2837 iii Maria L. Chaffee, born April 12, 1839; married George N. Chase. 

2838 iv Catharine Chaffee, born July 13, 1841; died before 1893; residence, 

1883, Detroit. 

2839 V Amos F. Chaffee, born June 17, 1843; died August 17, 1874. 

1172 Sophronia " Chaffee (Simeon, ^ Nathaniel, ^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Chittenden, Vt., April 3 (June 8), 1807, and 
married, June 8, 1826, Frederick Ross Strong, born in Salisbury, Vt., October 13, 
1804 (1803). In 1883 her home was in Brandon, Vt., where she had lived with 
her husband over fifty years, and where he was an iron dealer. In 1893 she was 
living with her daughter, Mrs. Graham, in Rockford, 111. 

Children : 

+ 2840 i Francis Miles s Strong, born September 10, 1829; married (1) Sarah 
M. (or O.) Clark; (2) Adeha A. Beach. 
2841 ii Frances Caroline Strong, born in Brandon, September 30, 1831. 



274 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 2842 iii Salome Ann Strong, born May '12, 1833; married James T. Graham. 
2843 iv Caroline Lydia Strong, born in Brandon, January 24, 1835; died there, 
March 4, 1857. 

1174 Solana " Chaffee (Simeon,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Chittenden, Vt., December 3, 1810, and died in August, 
1877. She married (1) in June, 1835, Samuel Meade of Pittsford, Vt. He died 
and she married (2) Isaac Leonard of Grand Rapids, Mich., who died before 1883. 

Children : 

2844 i Wesley T.s Meade, residence, 1883, Wa Keeney, Kan. 

2845 ii George Meade, died in Mt. Holly, Vt. 

2846 iii Maria Meade, married Wilson; residence, 1883, Massachusetts. 

2847 iv Martha Meade, married Shipy; residence, 1883, Pittsford. 

2848 V Elvin H. Meade, residence, 1883, Detroit, Mich. 

2849 vi Amos J. Meade, residence, 1883, Detroit, Mich. 

1175 Warren ^ Chaffee (Simeon,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathan- 
iel,2 Thomas i) was born in Chittenden, Vt., January 13, 1814, and married (1), 
September 11, 1843, Chloe M., daughter of Jonathan and Cynthia (Briggs) Pin- 
ney of Plymouth, Vt. She was born in Pittsfield, Vt., September 10, 1818, and 
lived there at the time of her marriage. She died January 14, 1872. Warren 
Chaffee married (2), January 1, 1877, Mrs. Fannie Taylor of Pittsfield, and (3), 
January 11, 1881, Mrs. Lucinda A. Furman. He settled in Pittsfield in 1821, and 
in 1892 was living in Chittenden. He is a farmer. 

Children, by first wife: 
+ 2850 i Warren Eugene s Chaffee, born November 8, 1848; married (1) Olive 
M. Earet; (2) Maggie . 

2851 ii A daughter, died January 3, 1859. 

Child, by second or third wife : 

2852 iii A son, died in infancy. 

1176 Heman ^ Chaffee (Simeon, ^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas ^) was born in Chittenden, Vt., June 18, 1816, and died in Tolono, 111., 
May 22, 1900. He married in Poultney, Vt., May 5, 1840, Mira Adelaide, daugh- 
ter of Adna Noble of that place, where she was born October 14, 1822. 

In 1837 Heman Chaffee moved to Poultney, in 1845 to Waterford, N. Y., and 
in 1847 to Troy, N. Y. In March, 1854, he was graduated from the Albany (N. Y.) 
Medical College and practiced medicine in Troy imtil September, 1855, when he 
went to Paris, France, to complete his medical studies. Here he remained until 
October, 1856, when he returned to Troy and resumed his practice. May 8, 1857, 
he removed to Tolono, where he lived for many years. He died of heart failure. 

Children, the first two born in Poultney, the last in Troy: 

+ 2853 i Mira Adelaide « Chaffee, born June 25, 1843; married Francis M. 
Wardall. 
2854 ii Emmett Chaffee, born March 18, 1845 ; died in Troy, July 28, 1851 . 
+ 2855 iii Annetta Chaffee, born November 2, 1847; married Warren M. Hill. 

1180 Susanna ^ Chaffee (Simeon,8 Nathaniel,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born January 26, 1825, and married, December 13, 1859, 
Alden J. Pinney, born about 1822. In 1883 they hved in Rutland, Vt. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 275 



Children : 



2856 i A daughter,^ died in infancy. 

2857 ii Loren E. R. Pinney, born November 22, 1869. 

1181 Bosworth " Chaffee (Ezra,^ Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel/ Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas was born in Rehoboth, Mass., in 1804, and died there, July 23, 1860. 
He married (1) in Philadelphia, Pa., September 3, 1834, Lydia H., daughter of 
James Martin of Delaware. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was 
buried in Seekonk. He married (2) Henrietta L., who died before December, 
1860. At the time of his first marriage he lived in Philadelphia. He was a farmer. 

Children : 

2858 i Alfred Davis » Chaffee, born June 7, 1835; died September 20, 1840. 
+ 2859 ii Thomas Grover Chaffee, born September 19, 1837; married (1) Mary 
Hawkins; (2) Laura A. Payne; (3) Nancy S. West. 

2860 iii Mary Frances Chaffee, born September 19, 1840; married Henry B. 

West; residence, 1889, Seekonk. 

2861 iv Ehza G. Chaffee, born November 20, 1843; died April 24, 1852. 

2862 V Charles Chaffee, born November 1, 1850; married Clara West; resi- 

dence, 1889, East Providence, R. I. 

1187 Ira 7 Chaffee (Aaron,« Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., March 12, 1803, and died October 9, 
1882. He married in Seekonk, Mass., March 12, 1824, JuHa A., daughter of Sam- 
uel Mason. She was born in January, 1803. He united with the First Baptist 
Church of Seekonk, October 25, 1818, and was a member of it for sixty-four years. 
He was also a member of its choir for many years. He was a blacksmith and at 
one time was Town Treasurer of Seekonk. He was buried in East Providence, 
R.I. 

Children : 

2863 i Louisa « Chaffee, born in 1826; married Clulu. 

2864 ii Julia M. Chaffee, born January 28, 1827. 

2865 iii Daniel Aaron Chaffee, born December 14, 1828; died January 7, 1855. 

2866 iv Amy Ann Chaffee, born August 7, 1831 ; died July 5, 1852. 

2867 V Lydia Eliza Chaffee, born July 9, 1834; died January 4, 1849. 

1192 Ezra ^ Chaffee, Jr. (Ezra," John,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i), was born about 1796, and died at sea off the Malay Peninsula, Asia, 
about November, 1838. He married Nancy Ann Lovett of Boston, Mass., born 
about 1800, died of apoplexy about 1837, and was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 
near Boston. He was a master mariner and when not at sea made his home in 
Boston, having moved there about 1821. Previous to this he lived in New Bed- 
ford, Mass., being a resident there in 1818, when he sold land in Seekonk, and 
selling land in New Bedford in 1821. He died on board his ship Ceylon the day 
before she arrived in Singapore, where his body was buried. July 8, 1839, guard- 
ianship was granted to Mrs. Elizabeth Lovett of Boston for her grandchildren, 
the children of Ezra Chaffee, the eldest two being over fourteen and the youngest 
four under fourteen. April 5, 1841, an inventory of Ezra Chaffee's estate was 
made, each of his children receiving one-sixth of two small houses with the land 
belonging thereto, in New Bedford, and of lot 140 in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Mrs. 
Lovett lived in Charlestown, Mass., where she died in her •^''^hty-eighth year. 



276 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Children, all but the second born in Boston: 

2868 i Charlotte Augusta s Chaffee, died aged nineteen; unmarried; buried 

in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. 

2869 ii Susan Hathaway Chaffee, born in Charlestown, July 29, 1824; resi- 

dence, 1901, Boston; unmarried. 

2870 iii Ezra Chaffee, Jr. 

+ 2871 iv Helen Hathaway ChafTee, married Charles M. Noyes. 

2872 V Charles Henry Chaffee. 

2873 vi John Chaffee. 

1194 Allen 7 ChaflEee (Stephen,^ Levi,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born about 1790 and is supposed to have died in Rehoboth or 
Seekonk, Mass. He was married, April 20, 1817, by Elder Wight of Bristol, R. I., 
to Eliza Bryant of Warren, Mass. January 7, 1812, while a resident of Bristol, 
he bought of Comfort Pearce of Rehoboth, Mass., forty acres of land in Lon- 
donderry, Vt., for $250; on the 25th of the same month he bought from Barnet 
Bolster forty acres more in the same place for $200. About 1830 he moved with 
his family to New York state. 

Children : 
2874 i Mary » Chaffee, married Thurber; he was a furniture dealer; resi- 
dence, 1858, Providence, R. I. 
Five other children, names unknown. 

1195 Stephen ^ Chafee, Jr. (Stephen,^ Levi,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i), was born in 1791, and died in Bristol, R. I., October 17, 1864. He 
married there in St. Michael's Church, December 13, 1812, Deborah, daughter 
of Allen Usher of that place. She died in Bristol, February 19, 1861, aged seventy 
years, where both she and her husband were buried. They were members, first 
of the Episcopal and later of the Methodist Church. November 2, 1814, Stephen 
Chafee bought land of James Usher in Bristol, where he made his home. He was 
a country storekeeper and shipper of merchandise, and is said to have been ec- 
centric in manner. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, four 
inches in height. 

Children, baptized in St. Michael's Church, Bristol: 

2875 i Lucinda Thomas » Chafee, born October 4, 1813; died January 26, 
1834; baptized October 4, 1813. 
+ 2876 ii George Tew Barker Chafee, born May 27, 1816; married (1) Harriet 
N. Austin; (2) Susan H. Hoar. 

2877 iii Eunice Foster Chafee, born April 26, 1818; died December 24, 1828 

baptized June 19, 1818. 

2878 iv Stephen James Chafee, born June 6, 1820; died January 17, 1833 

baptized August 7, 1821. 

2879 V Hezekiah Usher Chafee, born June 5, 1822; died April 17, 1823 

baptized August 2, 1822. 

2880 vi Zechariah Chafee, born January 24, 1824; died November 24, 1856 

married Ann Eliza , and had two children; baptized 

October 10, 1824. 
+ 2881 vii Thomas Diamond Chafee, born June 23, 1826; married (1) Julia 
Eddie; (2) Mercy P. Read; (3) Abbey Macomber. 

2882 viii Eunice Chafee, born December 26, 1828; died February 15, 1829; 

baptized February 3, 1829. 

2883 ix Cyril Newell Chafee, born March 23, 1830; died July 10, 1851; bap- 

tized June 1, 1831. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 277 

2884 X Sarah Elizabeth Chafee, born May 24, 1833; died December 4, 1833; 
baptized November 28, 1833. 

1196 Sanford ^ Chafee (Stephen,6 Levi,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., January 27, 1793, and died in Burton, 
Wis., January 17, 1882. He married (1) in Fall River, Mass., October 16, 1816, 
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Chase of Somerset, Mass. This ceremony was per- 
formed by Elder Wight of Bristol, R. I., where Sanford Chafee had formerly lived, 
and on October 20th another ceremony was performed in Somerset, by Clark 
Purinton, Justice of the Peace. Sarah Chase was a Quakeress. She died in 1818, 
and was buried in Somerset. Sanford Chafee married (2) in the Baptist parsonage 
in Bristol, in 1819, Mary Ann Otterson, born in Bristol, in 1796, died July 1, 1883. 
She joined the Baptist Church in Bristol in 1811, and was at one time a member 
of its choir. In 1834 she became a member of the Methodist Church, her husband, 
also a Baptist, joining it at about the same time. She was of a loving disposition 
and was highly esteemed by all who knew her, fully exemplifying in her daily 
life, the Christian principles which she professed. 

Sanford Chafee served in the War of 1812, and also in the Bristol militia. He 
lived in Bristol, Somerset and moved to Leicester, Mass., in 1825; in 1832 he 
settled in Saline, Mich., and in 1844 in Burton, Wis. From the age of twelve he 
was obliged to earn his own living, his father at that time being injured and sub- 
sequently losing his property. Politically, he was a Whig and later a Republican, 
it being his boast that he had never failed to cast his vote. He was a firm believer 
in education, and was a great reader. He was always blessed with good health, 
a fact which he attributed to his temperate and correct habits of life, and daily 
exercise in the open air. He seldom had occasion to consult a physician and for 
the last thirty years of his life used no medicine, dying suddenly of heart failure. 
Of a cheerful disposition and thorough honesty, he was a man of much firmness 
of character and of a strong will. His New England home and all its associations 
were ever dear to him. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, 
eight inches in height. He was a farmer and a great lover of good horses. 

Child, by first wife : 
+ 2885 i Lamanda Maria Chafee, born July 28, 1817; married Horace Booth. 

Children, by second wife: 

2886 ii Sarah Ann Chafee, born in Somerset, Mass., February 28, 1821 ; mar- 

ried in Michigan, in 1843, Samuel Ashley, a farmer and lumber- 
man, born in Claremont, N. H., June 18, 1813; he has a light 
complexion, brown hair and eyes, and is six feet, two inches in 
height ; both are members of the Methodist Church ; no children ; 
residence, 1892, Dubuque, la. 

2887 iii Ellen Balentine Chafee, born October 23, 1823; a teacher until 1879; 

residence, 1891, Burton. 
+ 2888 iv Mary Sanford Chafee, born August 28, 1825; married James M. Otis. 
2889 V WiUiam Henry Chafee, born in Leicester, August 28, 1827 (1826); 

died April 7, 1852, while on his way to California, of Isthmus 

fever contracted while waiting for the steamer to San Francisco ; 

buried in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica; at one 

time a merchant and partner of his brother-in-law, I. G. Ury. 
+ 2890 vi Almira Pearce Chafee, born September 20, 1829 (1828); married I. 

G. Ury. 
2891 vii Elizabeth Jane Chafee, born in Leicester, Mass., January 15 (4),, 

1831; died in Michigan in May, 1835; burned to death. 



278 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

2892 viii Charlotte Chafee, born in 1833; died in 1833. 

2893 ix Esther Edmonds Chafee, born September 7, 1834; died February 

21, 1874; an invahd from the age of thirteen. 

1202 Lucy BJ Chaffee (Martin, a Noah,5 Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in 1812, and died in Oregon, 111., in February, 1888. She 
married David B. Perry, born in Killingly, Conn., died in Oregon, October 14, 
1889. They lived in Oregon. 

Children : 

2894 i Ellen T. s Perry. 

2895 ii Helen T. Perry. 

2896 iii Jane K. Perry. 

2897 iv Maria Perry. 

+ 2898 V Adaline A. Perry, married Doctor Henry A. Mix. 

2899 vi Abba S. Perry. 

2900 vii Luther Perry. 

2901 viii William Perry. 

2902 ix Lucy L. Perry. 

2903 X Marie Louise Perry. 

1203 William Henry 7 Chaffee (Martin,^ Noah,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in South Woodstock, Conn., September 10, 1813, 
and married in Lonsdale, R. I., November 28, 1836, Charlotte Eleanor, daughter 
of Robert and Patty Whipple of that place. In 1883 he was living in Providence, 
R. I., where he was a manufacturer of jewelers' tools. 

Children : 

2904 i Maria Frances » Chaffee, born July 29, 1837; died in 1839. 
+ 2905 ii Joseph Henry Chaffee, born May 12, 1839; married . 

+ 2906 iii Albert Howard Chaffee, born October 5, 1845; married Ella K. Ladd. 

1204 Orrin 7 ChafEee (Martin,^ Noah,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, Conn., June 3, 1814, and married in Alton, 
111., May 31, 1837, A., daughter of Richard A. Shipley of Baltimore, Md. He 
moved to Illinois from the East in 1836, and in 1884 was living in Springfield, 111., 
where he was a carpenter. 

Children : 
+ 2907 i Luther Aten s Chaffee, born January 12, 1841; married Hattie Bethel, 
2908 ii Reuben S. Chaffee, born January 22, 1845; unmarried in 1884. 

1205 Luther 7 ChafEee (Martin,8 Noah,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 

Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, Conn., in 1816, and married (1) Winne 

of Albany, N. Y. She died and he married again. In 1840 he went to Albany, 
where in 1883 he was still living, He is a manufacturer of boots and shoes. 

Child: 
2909 i Abbie J.s Chaffee. 

1209 William Banfield ^ Chafee (William,8 Noah,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan,3 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Luzerne County, Pa., May 22, 1807, and died 
in West Liberty, Pa., April 10, 1856. He married (1), January 1, 1830, Betsey 
Ellis, who died in Lawrence County, Pa., September 5, 1841, and was buried in 
Newcastle, Pa. She was a member of the Baptist Church. He married (2), Jane 



SEVENTH GENERATION 279 

Games. He had a florid complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, nine and one- 
half inches in height. He was a shoemaker. 

Ghildren, by first wife: 

2910 i Wells s Ghafee, born October 9, 1831 ; died January 12, 1834. 

2911 ii Laura Ghafee, born May 27, 1834; died May 27, 1834. 

+ 2912 iii Reuben Harry Ghafee, born June 17, 1835; married Sarah J. Mc- 

Quiston. 
+ 2913 iv John Ellis Ghafee, born June 7, 1838; married Juliana F. Smith. 

2914 V Lucy Ann Ghafee, born March 4, 1841; married George Hayes; resi- 

dence, 1892, ISIew Brighton, Pa. 

Children, by second wife : 

2915 vi James Smith Ghafee, born June 5, 1845; died November 24, 1891; 

married Samantha Goodwin. 

2916 vii Benjamin Sylvester Ghafee, born December 7, 1847; died January 23, 

1866; unmarried. 

1210 Amos Wells ^ ChaflEee (William, o Noah,^ Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,3 Nathan- 
iel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Luzerne Gounty, Pa., October 6, 1810, and married 
in Tioga Gounty, Pa., September 28, 1834 (?), Bethiah Ghristiana, daughter of 
Simeon Babcock of New York state. She died October 17, 1883, and was buried 
in Wisconsin. She was a member of the Seventh Day Advent Church, as is Mr. 
Chaffee, he having joined at the age of fifty-six. He is a farmer, has lived in 
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and, in 1893, was living in Byron, Minn. He has a 
light complexion, and is five feet, ten inches in height. 

Ghildren, born in Tioga Gounty: 

2917 i Miner^a8 Chaffee, born June 25, 1835; married Albert Sawyer; 

residence, Cat Head, Pa. 

2918 ii Malinda Chaffee, born July 27, 1837; married Charles Shaw; resi- 

dence, 1893, Rock Greek, Minn. 

2919 iii Simeon G. Chaffee, born July 12, 1839; died in Pennsylvania, in 

infancv. 
+ 2920 iv Oliver Nelson Chaffee, born July 27, 1840; married Sarah A. Sur- 
dam. 

2921 V Almeron W. Chaffee, born July 9, 1843; died about 1878; married 

A. Fermon, who died before 1893. 

2922 vi William Edgar Chaffee, born July 17, 1845; married in 1893, A. 

Green; residence, 1893, Fort Ridgely, Minn. 

+ 2923 vii Laura Lucretia Chaffee, born August 30, 1847; married Elisha W. 
Sloan. 
2924 viii Guy S. Chaffee, born May 31, 1849; married C. Gummings; residence, 
1893, Fort Ridgely. 

+ 2925 ix Hiram Sawyer Chaffee, born April 30, 1851; married Fanny Gum- 
mings. 

2926 x Abbie Jane Chaffee, born April 5, 1853; died in Minnesota, in 1865. 

2927 xi Christina B. Chaffee, born April 2, 1855; married H. Hendricks; 

residence, 1893, Pine City, Minn., or Byron. 

2928 xii Curtis M. Chaffee, born December 29, 1857; married Ella Shurl; 

residence, 1893, Eunice, Minn. 

2929 xiii Mary Eliza Chaffee, born April 1, 1860; died in 1861. 

2930 xiv Sarah Ida Chaffee, a twin, born April 1, 1860; died April 2, 1861. 

1215 Henry Marshfield ^ Chapin (Else « Chaffee, Noah,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in 1818, and died in Rochester, N. Y., in 1858. 
He married in Albany, N. Y., in September, 1842, Nancy Dearstine, who died in 



280 ; THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Rochester in 1853. She was a member of the Methodist and he of the UniversaUst 
Church. He had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and was a machinist. 

Children : 

2931 i Henry Parsons s Chapin, died in 1869. 

2932 ii John Pitts Chapin. 

2933 iii Charles Oscar Chapin. 

2934 iv Elsie Jane Chapin, residence, 1895, Syracuse, N. Y. 

2935 V Charles Gordon Chapin. 

1219 Origen William ^ Chaffee (Reuben, « Noah,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ Na- 
thaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., January 22, 1825, and married 
in Mystic, Conn., June 19, 1850, Louise Helen, daughter of Reverend Washington 
Munger. In 1883 they lived in Hartford, Conn., where he was a boot and shoe- 
maker. 

Children : 

2936 i William Dewitt « Chaffee, born April 21, 1851; died October 6, 1851. 

2937 ii Nellie Louise Chaffee, born August 21, 1852. 

+ 2938 iii William Reuben Chaffee, born August 13, 1854; married Elizabeth 

Brockbank. 
+ 2939 iv Charles Washington Chaffee, born April 23, 1856; married Emma 

Rousseau. 
+ 2940 v Frank Burt Chaffee, born February 14, 1858; married Jennie Ris- 

ley. 
+ 2941 vi Lillian Augusta Chaffee, born November 20, 1859; married Arthur 

Cooley. 

2942 vii Hattie Belle Chaffee, born June 17, 1862. 

2943 viii Fannie Abigail Chaffee, born June 26, 1864. 

2944 ix Orrie Worth Chaffee, born October 25, 1866. 

2945 X Alfred Chaffee, born in May, 1868; died in November, 1868. 

2946 xi Edward Chaffee, born in April, 1870; died in October, 1870. 

2947 xii Louis Pearl Chaffee, born November 22, 1871. 

2948 xiii Robbie Chaffee, born December 21, 1873; died in September, 1874. 

1221 Henry Reuben 7 Chaffee (Reuben, 8 Noah,5 Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Ashford, Conn., August 10, 1830, and married in 
Meriden, Conn., December 27, 1852, Lucy Augusta, daughter of Amon Andrews 
of that place. He enlisted in Bridgeport, Conn., August 7, 1862, in the 2d Inde- 
pendent Light Battery of Connecticut Volunteers, organized there, September 10, 
1862, to serve three years. On that date he was mustered in as Sergeant, was made 
provisional Quartermaster Sergeant, May 1, 1864, First Sergeant, January 2, 1865, 
Second Lieutenant, February 21, 1865, and was mustered out in New Haven, 
August 9, 1865. He has also been connected with the police force of Hartford 
and has been a member of the City Council of Bridgeport, He has been a shoe- 
maker, pistolmaker, and a dealer in sewing machines. At the age of thirty-five 
he united with the Methodist Church, of which he was a Trustee for twenty-four 
years, Secretary for eighteen years and Treasurer for fifteen years. He has a fair 
complexion, gray eyes, and is five feet, eleven inches in height. In 1891 he lived 
in Bridgeport. 

Children : 
+ 2949 i Harry Andrews s Chaffee, born June 18, 1853 ; married Ida N. Churchill. 
+ 2950 ii Edward Everett Chaffee, born December 9, 1854; married Carrie B. 
Niblo. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 281 

2951 iii Robert Hubbard Chaffee, born in Bridgeport, December 31, 1859; 

is a carpenter; has a dark complexion, dark eyes, and is five feet, 
nine and one-half inches in height; residence, 1891, Bridgeport. 

2952 iv Frederick Amon ChafTee, born in Meriden, February 8, 1863; married, 

October 3, 1889, Lillian Electa, daughter of Edwin G. Paddock 
of Bridgeport; both are members of the Methodist Church, he 
having joined at the age of eighteen; he is a clerk, has a light 
complexion, dark eyes, and is five feet, nine inches in height; 
residence, 1891, Bridgeport. 

1223 Hannah ^ Chaffee (John," William,^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., October 12, 1807, and married in North- 
field, Vt., November 7, 1860 [1830?], Arba Durkee of Brookfield, Vt., grandson of 
Benjamin Durkee, a Captain in the Revolution. Arba Durkee was born in Hamp- 
ton, Conn., in 1807, and died in Fayston, Vt., February 17, 1882. He was a 
farmer and mechanic; had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. 
He united with the Free Will Baptist Church at the age of twenty. Hannah (Chaf- 
fee) Durkee was living in North Fayston in 1890. She was a member of the Meth- 
odist Church. 

Children : 
+ 2953 i Almira Maria « Durkee, born in 1832; married Reverend Albert 
Brigham. 

2954 ii Lucy Caroline Durkee, married Dan Stevens. 

2955 iii John Arba Durkee, born in 1836; married Mary F. Boyden. 

2956 iv Alba Benjamin Durkee, born in 1842; died in 1864. 

2957 V Martha Lucinda Durkee, born in 1846; married Ichabod Thomas. 

2958 vi Wesley Melanchthon Durkee, born in 1853; married Isabelle Ingalls. 

1224 Laura ^ Chaffee (John,^ William, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas 
was born in Williamstown, Vt., June 26, 1809, and married in Waitsfield, Vt., 
March 17, 1831, Christopher Columbus Ormsbee, who died in Maple Grove, Mich., 
July 26, 1868. In 1890 she was living with her son, Daniel Gates Ormsbee, in 
Watertown, Mich. 

Children : 

2959 i Christopher Columbus » Ormsbee, Jr., born in Peacham, Vt., Feb- 

ruary 15, 1832; died in Tyrone, Mich., July 16, 1860. 

2960 ii Charles Ormsbee, born in Manchester, Vt., October 28, 1833; died in 

Fortress Monroe, Va., April 16, 1862, while serving in the Union 
army in the Civil War. 

2961 iii Persis Ormsbee, born in Northfield, Vt., June 18, 1836; died in 

Clarendon, Vt., August 11, 1862; married in Brasher, N. Y., 
April 26, 1854, Edward M. Glynn. 

2962 iv Oscar Ormsbee, born in Waitsfield, December 5, 1838; died there in 

August, 1840. 

2963 V Daniel Gates Ormsbee, born in Waitsfield, June 10, 1840; married 

Emma Gallagher; residence, 1890, Watertown. 

2964 vi Laura Ormsbee, born in Waitsfield, June 11, 1842; married in Fenton, 

Mich., December 11, 1862, Zenas P. Lamb; residence, 1890, 
Linden, Mich. 

2965 vii Ira George Ormsbee, born in Waitsfield, May 23, 1844; married in 

Maple Grove, November 7, 1867, Freelove June Eastwood; 
residence, 1890, Flint, Mich. 

2966 viii Julia Ann Ormsbee, born in Mt. Holly, Vt., June 7, 1846; married 

in Maple Grove, July 2, 1868, Stephen G. Johnston; residence, 
1890, Maple Grove. 



282 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

2967 ix Emma Marcia Ormsbee, born in Clarendon, June 16, 1851; married, 
July 8, 1868, John Worth; residence, 1890, Maple Grove. 
+ 2968 X William" Henry Ormsbee, born September 20, 1853; married his 
cousin, Alice Florence » Chaffee (2977) . 

1227 William Hill ^ Chaffee (John,6 William, » Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., April 23, 1816, and died in Fargo, N. D., 
November 26, 1883. He married in Fayston, Vt., August 23 (September 25), 1844, 
Sophronia Delight, daughter of Elisha and Sophronia (Ryder) Brigham of that 
place, and sister of his brother John's wife. She was born in Fayston, May 17, 
1825, and died in Flint, Mich., May 10, 1901. In 1844 Mr. Chaffee was living in 
Fayston, in 1846 moved to New York state and in 1855 to Flint, where he spent 
the rest of his life and where, in 1890, his widow was still living. He died of ty- 
phoid malaria while on a visit to his son in North Dakota, and his body was brought 
back to Flint for burial. He was so well posted on various subjects that he was 
often spoken of as a walking encyclopedia. He had a wonderful memory, was a 
good mathematician, an able machinist and patented a distance indicator and a 
ditching machine. By trade he was a carpenter and joiner. He had a fair com- 
plexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. 

Children : 
+ 2969 i Helen Adelaide 8 Chaffee, born February 3, 1846; married Henry 
Perry. 
2970 ii Willis Leander Chaffee, born in Milo, N. Y., January 24, 1847; died 
in Rochester, N. Y., August 19, 1847. 
+ 2971 iii William Henry Chaffee, born May 26, 1849; married Alice A. Moses. 
2972 iv Clarence Orlando Chaffee, born in Flint, August 19, 1856; died there, 
September 9, 1856. 

1228 John 7 Chaffee, Jr. (John,^ William,^ Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i), was born in Northfield, Vt., July 17, 1820, and died in Dayton, Mich., 
September 23, 1886. He married in Fayston, Vt., January 1, 1845 (1844), Eusebia 
Miranda, daughter of Elisha and Sophronia (Ryder) Brigham of that place and 
sister of his brother William's wife. She was born in Fayston, October 23, 1826. 
John Chaffee, Jr., lived in that place at the time of his marriage but moved to 
Ogdensburg, N. Y., later to Flint, Mich., and finally to Dayton, Mich., where in 
1890 his widow was still living. He had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and was 
six feet in height. He was a carpenter and was noted for his honesty in all his 
dealings. 

Children : 
+ 2973 i Edwin Elisha s Chaffee, born May 25 (26), 1846; married Mary E. 

Perry. 
+ 2974 ii Oscar Herbert Chaffee, born September 13, 1848; married (1) Annie 

J. Hodge (or Griger) ; (2) Emma M. Chaffee. 

2975 iii John Julius Chaffee, born in Fayston, August 15, 1850; residence, 

1890, Dayton; unmarried. 

2976 iv Arthur Earnest Chaffee, born in Ogdensburg, July 21, 1852; died in 

Dayton, April 14, 1885; married in 1883, Emma M. Worth. 

2977 V Alice Florence Chaffee, born in Ogdensburg, February 5, 1855; mar- 

ried her cousin, William Henry Ormsbee. (See 2968.) 

2978 vi Mary Frances Chaffee, born in Flint, October 17, 1857; died in Day- 

ton, October 17, 1888; married in June, 1886, Asa Saunders [or 
Avery Worth {Brigham Genealogy)]; residence, Watertown, Mich. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 283 

+ 2979 vii Henry Lincobi Chaffee, born December 21, 1864; married Ida A. 
Worth. 

1230 Anson ^ ChaSee (Josiah,6 Winiam,5 Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Wilhamstown, Vt., July 3, 1795, and died in Brasher, N. 
Y., August, 1869. He married in Wilhamstown, February 27, 1827, Eunice, 
daughter of James Fhnt of that place. She was born in Wilhamstown. Anson 
Chaffee was buried in Brasher. 

Children, born in Roxbury, Vt. : 

2980 i Adaline « Chaffee, married in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., Cross- 

man, and had children. 

2981 ii James Chaffee, married Leonora Smith, and is said to have had four 

children, born in Brasher. 

2982 iii William Chaffee, married Julia Smith, and is said to have had two sons ; 

residence, 1884, North Lawrence, N. Y. 

2983 iv Celinda Chaffee. 

1231 Amy ^ Chaffee (Josiah,8 William,^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas ^) was born in Wilhamstown, Vt., August 12, 1796, and died in 1859. 
She married Daniel Flint, born in Williamstown, died in North Lawrence, N. Y. 
He was a farmer and a Deacon in the Baptist Church, of which his wife was also 
a member. He fought in the War of 1812. Amy (Chaffee) Flint was buried in 
North Lawrence. 

Children : 

2984 i George « Flint, married Amarilla Emerson. 

2985 ii Susan Flint, born April 6, 1822; married. May 8, 1877, Robin Clark. 

1233 Warren 7 Chaffee (Josiah,6 WiUiam,5 Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas was born in Williamstown, Vt., May 4, 1800, and died in North Law- 
rence, N. Y., September 24, 1876. He married (1) in Roxbury, Vt., February 
19, 1826, Mary, daughter of William Woodward of that place. She was a member 
of the Congregational Church. She died August 17, 1848, and was buried in Quaker 
Settlement, St. Lawrence County, N. Y. Warren Chaffee married (2), August 21, 
1849, Abigail Woodward, who died October 8, 1875. She was his first wife's sister. 
In 1826 he lived in Roxbury and later in Brasher Falls, N. Y. He held various 
town offices. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, was five feet, six inches in 
height, and of a jovial disposition. He was a farmer and also a jeweler. 

Children, by first wife, the first six born in Roxbury, the last three in Brasher : 
2986 i Esther 8 Chaffee, born November 30, 1826; married Nelson Burnap; 

had a daughter and three or four sons; residence, 1891, Franklin 

County, N. Y. 
+ 2987 ii Cornelius Julius Chaffee, born December 1, 1828; married Mahala J. 

Flint. 

2988 iii Erastus Chaffee, born March 23, 1831; died in Iowa; married Char- 

lotte Conger, and had five or six children, who were living in Gold- 
field, la., in 1891. 

2989 iv Sarah Chaffee, born April 19, 1833; married Denison A. Flint; had 

a daughter and two sons, one of whom died before 1891 ; resi- 
dence, 1891, Brasher. 

2990 V Mariette Chaffee, born April 18, 1836; married Hiram M. Pierce; had 

two sons and two daughters; all living in Moira, N. Y., in 1891. 

2991 vi Orcelia Steel Chaffee, born March 31, 1838; married Franklin A. 

Flint, and had a daughter; residence, 1891, Lawrence, N. Y. 



284 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

2992 vii Henry Warren Chaffee, born May 14, 1841 ; died August 20, 1848. 
+ 2993 viii John Nelson Chaffee, born June 15, 1844; married Ceha L. Flint. 
2994 ix Zeno Eliott Chaffee, born May 10, 1846; married Louise Hart; had 
a son and a daughter; residence, 1891, Lawrence. 

1234 Emily^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ Wiinam,^ Dan,^ Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ 
Thomas i) was born in Wilhamstown, Vt., February 10, 1805, and died August 10, 
1874. She married Wilham Ditty, a farmer, born in Londonderry, Ireland, March 
1, 1801, died in Roxbury, Vt., March 20, 1870. At the time of her marriage she 
lived in Roxbury. 

Child : 
+ 2995 i Erie Lyman s Ditty, born December 31, 1839; married Harriet E. 
Freeman. 

1235 Oliver ^ Chaffee (Josiah,^ WiUiam,^ Dan,^ Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas 1) was born in Wilhamstown, Vt., September 9, 1806, and died in Rox- 
bury, Vt., January 29, 1832. He married Abigail, daughter of Phineas Flint of 
Roxbury, and sister of his brother John's wife. She lived in Wilhamstown at the 
time of her marriage. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and after Oliver 
Chaffee's death, married his brother Joel. Oliver Chaffee was a farmer. 

Child: 
2996 i Abigail E.s Chaffee, died February 25, 1835. 

1236 Joel 7 Chaffee (Josiah,8 William,5 Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Williamstown, Vt., February 26, 1810, and died in North 
Lawrence, N. Y., July 14, 1881. He married in Roxbury, Vt., October 3, 1883, 
Mrs. Abigail (Flint) Chaffee, the widow of his brother Oliver, and daughter of 
Phineas Flint of that place. Both husband and wife were members of the Metho- 
dist Church, which he joined at the age of fifty-two, and in which he was for three 
years a Class Leader. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, 
nine inches in height. He lived in succession in Roxbury, Hopkinton, N. Y., 
Stockholm, N. Y., and North Lawrence, moving to the latter place in 1852. He 
was a farmer and hop grower. His six sons living at the time of the Civil War, 
served in the Union army. 

Children : 
+ 2997 i Joel Washington s Chaffee, born August 25, 1834; married Artimissa 
S. Hammond. 
2998 ii Joseph W. Chaffee, a twin, born August 25, 1834; died August 26, 
1834. 
+ 2999 iii Oliver W. Chaffee, born February 4, 1836; married Melissa Kinder. 
+ 3000 iv Laura E. Chaffee, born August 19, 1837; married Charles Derosia. 
+ 3001 V Arnold Ela Chaffee, born September 14, 1839; married Lydia Stod- 
dard. 

3002 vi Mary L. Chaffee, born August 25, 1841 ; married Aaron J. Hicks, and 

had seven children; residence, 1884, Moira, N. Y. 

3003 vii James Eliser Chaffee, born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., May 10, 

1843; married (1) Mrs. Ahce Foley; (2) in New Orleans, La., 

September 25, 1873, O'Donnell of Limerick, Ireland; 

no children; served during the Civil War in the Union army; a 
grocer; residence, 1884, New Orleans. 

3004 viii Charles P. Chaffee, born August 30, 1845; died in Little Washington, 

Va., July 28, 1862; during the Civil War served as a Private in 
Company I, 60th New York Infantry, enlisting at the age of 
sixteen, dying in the service of fever. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 285 

3005 ix Sarah M. Chaffee, bom March 17, 1847; died November 29, 1864. 
+ 3006 X Elmer Asahel Chaffee, born April 5, 1849; married Mary Patten. 

3007 xi Rosetta A. Chaffee, born February 25, 1851; married Eugene B. 

Royce; residence, 1884, East Warren, Vt. 

3008 xii Cordelia A. Chaffee, born June 30, 1854; married George W. Race; 

residence, 1884, New Hampshire. 

3009 xiii Cora A. Chaffee, born May 31, 1857; died August 19, 1857. 

1237 John ^ Chaffee (Josiah,6 William,^ Dan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., September 1, 1812, and died in Pots- 
dam, N. Y., October 15, 1888. He married (1) in Roxbury, Vt., October 30, 1838, 
Lucy, daughter of Phineas Flint of that place, and sister of Abigail Flint, who 
married in succession his brothers, Oliver and Joel. Lucy (Flint) Chaffee died 
April 2, 1863, and was buried in North Lawrence, N. Y. She and her husband 
were members of the Methodist Church. John Chaffee married (2), August 11, 
1864, Lucy Elvira Hardy. He was a shoemaker and in 1838 Uved in Roxbury, 
but later moved to New York state, where in 1884 he lived in Potsdam. He had 
a light complexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, five inches in height. 

Children, by first wife : 
+ 3010 i Matilda Lucy s Chaffee, born October 25, 1839; married Martin Fhnt. 
3011 ii Olive Emelia Chaffee, born August 2, 1841; died May 11, 1876; un- 
married. 
+ 3012 iii Marshall John Chaffee, born May 19, 1845; married (1) Maria L. 
Page; (2) Juha A. Ellis. 
3013 iv Lenura Angelia Chaffee, born January 14, 1847; died August 6, 1848. 
+ 3014 V Harriet Emeline Chaffee, born May 27, 1849 ; married Sylvester Tracy. 

3015 vi Horace Nelson Chaffee, born in North Lawrence, July 17, 1852; 

enlisted in the regular army and served at Fort Colville, Wash., 
fighting Indians; has a light complexion, and blue eyes. 

3016 vii Carr Monroe Chaffee, born in North Lawrence, June 30, 1854; has a 

light complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, four inches in 
height; a farmer; residence, 1891, Potsdam. 

3017 viii Lyman Augustus Chaffee, born March 20, 1857; died May 14, 1863. 

3018 ix Jessie Otis Chaffee, born August 2, 1862 ; died August 25, 1862. 

1238 James Warner ^ Chaffee (William," William, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, ^ 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., June 15, 1798, and died 
in Smithfield, R. I., June 26, 1834. He married in Providence, R. I., September 
2, 1832, Ophelia Caroline, daughter of Charles T. Longhead of Warren, R. I. She 
was a resident of Providence, a niece of James W. Chaffee's employer, Mr. Croade, 
and a woman of fine education. 

James W. Chaffee was an accountant. He went to Boston and was employed 
in a store for a few years, after which he went to Providence, and entered the 
employ of Mr. Croade, who was a calico manufacturer. It was there he met his 
wife. He went South for his health, but returned to Providence and died not long 
after of consumption. He was, for his day, highly educated. He had a light 
complexion, and was tall. 

Child: 
3019 i Willard Lovering ^ Chaffee, born in Saugus, Mass., June 17, 1833; mar- 
ried, December 28, 1856, Mary J., daughter of Amasa K. T. Wright 
of Vernon, Vt.; residence, 1883, Providence; a jeweler. 

1239 Samuel ^ Chaffee (Wilham," William,^ Dan,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 



286 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

Thomas i) was born in Williamstown, Vt., September 27, 1800, and died December 
6, 1883. He married, September 27, 1827, Mrs. Sarah Ann (Jenks) Potter of Paw- 
tucket, R. I., daughter of Jerahmeel Jenks of that place. She died February 11, 
1883. By her first husband she had a daughter, Sarah Louisa Potter, born in 
North Providence, R. I., September 25, 1822. 

In boyhood Samuel Chaffee moved with his father to Pawtucket, and later went 
back to Williamstown to live with his grandfather Chaffee. At the age of fourteen 
he returned to Pawtucket, living with Jerahmeel Jenks, whose daughter he after- 
ward married, working for his board and going to school. He left Pawtucket at 
the age of eighteen, going to Boston, Mass., to seek his fortune. Here he appren- 
ticed himself for three years to Mr. Harrington, a mason, and at the end of that 
time went into business for himself, going South for four successive winters to 
work at his trade. Soon after his marriage he went into business with Thomas 
Austin in Boston as a mason and builder, continuing this partnership and doing 
a successful business from 1827 to 1832, when Mr. Chaffee sold his share and bought 
a farm in Vassalboro, Me. There he moved with his family in September, 1832, 
remaining until January, 1855, when he sold his farm, having received another 
in Hubbardston, Mass., in payment of a debt. He moved to Hubbardston in April, 
1856, but a year later sold the farm and returned to Maine. In September, 1857, 
he bought a farm in Winslow, Me., where he lived until April, 1862, when he again 
sold his property and moved back to Vassalboro. Here he bought a fine farm, 
where he lived until old age prevented his longer working it, when his son Oscar 
gave up his profession and came home to take charge of it. Then Mr. Chaffee 
bought a small place nearby, where he lived the remainder of his life with his wife, 
his daughter Ada, and his step-daughter. In 1875 Ada Chaffee was married to 
Alonzo L. Webber of Waterville, Me. Thereafter she and her husband took charge 
of the place, reheving her parents of all care and responsibility. After the death 
of her father and her half-sister, the place was sold and one in Waterville bought, 
on which Mr. and Mrs. Webber and Mrs. Chaffee lived until the latter's death, 
February 28, 1890. She was buried beside her husband in Vassalboro. Mr. and 
Mrs. Chaffee became church members in early life. In August, 1830, they vmited 
with the Federal Street Baptist Church in Boston, of which Reverend Howard 
Malcolm was the pastor. Mr. Chaffee was active in Christian work all his life. He 
had the best of health, never having had occasion to consult a doctor until he was 
sixty-five, when he fell from an apple tree and broke his leg'. He had a dark com- 
plexion, dark eyes, and was five feet, eight inches in height. He was an active, 
industrious and successful farmer, strictly temperate and truthful, an intelligent, 
courteous Christian gentleman, whose life and conversation always commanded 
the respect of those who knew him. 

Children, the first three born in Boston, the last four in Vassalboro: 
+ 3020 i Maria Whipple » Chaffee, born July 25, 1828; married Doctor Ira A. 

Salmon. 

+ 3021 ii Frances Jenks Chaffee, born April 21, 1830; married Lathrop C. Keith. 

+ 3022 iii James Henry Chaffee, born June 30, 1832; married Elizabeth Furber. 

3023 iv William Howard Chaffee, born May 24, 1834; married in Carhnville, 

111., July 29, 1880, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Garnet of 

Walton Hall, England; she united with the Episcopal Church 

in early life and has been an active worker in it; she is beloved 

by all who know her; Mr. Chaffee received a common school 

education, and left home at eighteen to study dentistry in the 



SEVENTH GENERATION 287 

office of his brother-in-law, Doctor Ira A. Salmon, in Portland, 
Me.; from there he went to St. Louis, Mo., where he practiced 
his profession until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he 
moved to Alton, 111., where he successfully practiced for five 
years, at the end of that time going to West Virginia as the 
superintendent of a company prospecting for oil; returning in 
the fall of 1867, he settled in Carlinville, and resumed his pro- 
fession, which he still practiced in 1887; he has been largely 
identified with his city in all of its public, private and business 
enterprises; in 1869 he helped to organize the Carlinville Public 
Library, and in 1870 the Macoupin County Horticultural Society, 
serving for two j-ears as its President; in 1871 he, with others, 
organized the Young Men's Christian Association; he is a pro- 
minent member of the Masonic order in Carlinville, and served 
eight consecutive years as Worshipful Master of his Lodge, later 
being one of the Council of Masters; he also belongs to the St. 
Omer Commandery; is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
of which in 1887 he was Parish Warden; he is a Republican and 
has repeatedly refused his party's nomination for Mayor; for 
honesty and integrity of character, no man in the community 
stands higher than he; kind and generous to a fault, he is always 
willing to assist in any charitable enterprise ; he has a dark com- 
plexion, gray eyes and black hair; he has no children. 
+ 3024 V Oscar Samuel Chaffee, born August 17, 1838 ; married Ellen T. Knight. 

3025 vi Ada Ashley Chaffee, born September 19, 1842; married, September 

2, 1875, Alonzo Levi Webber of Waterville, Me., where she lived 
in 1887; has a dark complexion, gray eyes and black hair. 

3026 vii George Albert Chaffee, born September 23, 1847; died in Vassalboro, 

August 27, 1849. 

1243 Olive Jenks ^ Chaffee (William,« William,^ Dan ,4 Jonathan, 3 Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., April 14, 1820, and married Thomas 
Sadler Glasby, born in Attleboro, Mass. 

Children : 

3027 i Anna Leslie ^ Glasby, died young. 

3028 ii Sarah Maria Glasby, a member of the First Baptist Church of Pawtucket, 

R. I., where in 1889 she was a school teacher. 

1249 Caleb ^ Chaffee (Jonathan,*" Jonathan, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., April 3, 1794, and died in Seekonk, 
Mass., August 1, 1880. He was married in Swansea, Mass., September 18, 1816, 
by Elder Abner Lewis, to Lephe P., daughter of Abraham Ormsbee of Seekonk, 
a Colonel in the Revolution. She died January 1, 1840, and was buried in East 
Providence, R. I. She was a member of the Baptist Church. He was married (2) 
in Seekonk, April 28, 1841, by Reverend John C. Welch, to Parmelia Andrews 
Allen of that place, who died January 19, 1888. Caleb Chaffee was a farmer and 
lived in Seekonk, where all his children were born. He was a Representative to 
the Massachusetts State Legislature from Seekonk from 1837 to 1840. He had 
a light complexion, gray eyes, and was six feet in height. 

Children, by first wife, born in Seekonk : 

-1-3029 i Betsey Ormsbee s Chaffee, born June 23, 1817; married WiUiam H. 
Armington. 
3030 ii Mary C. Chaffee, born January 14, 1819; married in Seekonk, March 
7, 1840, by Reverend John Allen, to Samuel Bowen Allen of that 
place. 



288 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 3031 iii Jonathan Chaffee, born April 8, 1821; married (1) Abbie P. Luther; 

(2) Charlotte A. Carpenter; (3) Mrs. Eunice (Hall) Reed. 
+ 3032 iv Oliver Chaffee, born December 18, 1822; married Abby M. Gray. 

3033 V Cordelia Chaffee, born February 3, 1825; married in Seekonk, De- 

cember 6, 1843, by Reverend John C. Welch, to William Wheeler of 
Rehoboth. 

3034 vi Henrietta Alger Chaffee, born May 24, 1827; died September 5, 1860; 

married in Seekonk, March 30, 1846, by Reverend John C. Welch, 
to Daniel Davis Barney of that place, where he was born. 

3035 vii Elizabeth Frances Chaffee, born May 4, 1830; died May 5, 1832. 

3036 viii Eliphalet Ide Chaffee, born November 10, 1832; died April 26, 1833. 

3037 ix Lephe Perry Chaffee, born May 10, 1836; married in Seekonk, May 

10, 1854, by Reverend Alexander Lorimer, to Joseph Robinson of 
that place, born in Warwick, England, about 1828. 

Child, by second wife : 

3038 X Sarah Allen Chaffee, born in Seekonk, August 8, 1844; married David 

H. Miller. 

1250 Lydia ^ Chaffee (Jonathan ,« Jonathan, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathan- 
iel,2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., February 18, 1796, and died before 
March, 1898. She was married in Seekonk, Mass., June 1, 1817, by Reverend John 
Pitman to William P. Ormsbee, a farmer of Seekonk, born in Rehoboth in June, 
1794, died in Seekonk, January 13, 1842. He served as a Private in the War of 
1812. He had a dark complexion, black eyes, and was short. Lydia (Chaffee) 
Ormsbee had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was of medium height. She was 
a member of the Baptist Church. She was living in 1894, aged ninety-eight years, 
but died before March, 1898. 

Children born in Seekonk: 

3039 i Julia Ann s Ormsbee, born February 20, 1819. 

3040 ii Wilhard C. Ormsbee, born December 6, 1821. 

3041 iii Lewis Lafayette Ormsbee, born September 9, 1824. 

3042 iv Martha Clark Ormsbee, born April 10, 1827. 

3043 V Sarah French Ormsbee, born May 20, 1829. 

3044 vi Seneca Stanley Ormsbee, born August 23, 1831; lost at sea, in 1854. 

1253 Asaph Carpenter ^ Chaffee (Jonathan, ^ Jonathan, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., August 22, 1804, and died 
in Seekonk, Mass., May 7, 1851. He married (1) in Sterling, Conn., June 8, 1834, 
Jane Perry Hunt of that place, who died January 30, 1846, aged thirty-eight years. 
He was married (2) in Seekonk, October 1, 1848, by Elder Childs Luther, to Eme- 
line R. Pierce of Rehoboth, born about 1811, died in Warren, R. I. She was a 
member of the Baptist Church. He had a light complexion and eyes, and was of 
medium height. 

Children, by first wife, born in Seekonk: 

3045 i Peleg Howland » Chaffee, born March 28, 1835; died in Killingly, Conn., 

December 18, 1857; unmarried. 

3046 ii Thomas Chaffee, died in Seekonk, in infancy. 

3047 iii Sarah Jane Chaffee, born December 19, 1838; died in Coventry, R. I., 

July 24, 1886; unmarried; residence, 1884, Sterling. 

3048 iv Isabelle Perry Chaffee, born April 1, 1840; died in Sterling, April 26, 

1862; unmarried. 

3049 V Lephe Carpenter Chaffee, born June 6, 1842; died in Seekonk, October 

23, 1859; unmarried. 




CALEB CHAFFEE. 



HELIOTYPE PR'NT'NG CO BOSTON, MASS 



SEVENTH GENERATION 289 

3050 vi Welcome Francis Chaffee, born October 9, 1844; died September 17, 

1862, in the Battle of Antietam; a member of Comj^any G, 11th 
Connecticut Volunteers; unmarried. 

1256 Sophronia ' Chaffee (01iver,6 Jonathan, & Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Lyndon, Vt., May 4, 1813, and died in St. Johnsbury, 
Vt., October 23, 1872. She married, September 18, 1838, Alanson Shorey of that 
place, born there, July 20, 1813, died there, April 19, 1872. Both were buried in 
St. Johnsbury. He was a shoemaker and later a house builder. 

Children, the first born in Barnet, Vt., the others in St. Johnsbury: 

3051 i Sophronia 8 Shorey, born August 28, 1839; married Silas Bartlett; resi- 

dence, 1887, Binghamton, N. Y. 

3052 ii George Shorey, born November 21, 1840; married in St. Johnsbury, 

Mary Hill; residence, 1887, Lyndonville, Vt.; a locomotive engineer, 

3053 iii Henry Shorey, born December 9, 1841 ; married in Manchester, N. H., 

January 20, 1872, Edith White of Irasburgh, Vt.; residence, 1887, 
Taunton, Mass.; a machinist. 

3054 iv Mary Chaffee Shorey, born August 6, 1852; died in St. Johnsbury, Feb- 

ruary 21, 1871, and was buried there. 

1257 Loren 7 ChafEee (0Uver,6 Jonathan, s Dan,* Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Lyndon, Vt., January 12, 1815, and died there, January 
7, 1885. He married in Lyndon, February 24, 1841, Lydia Ann Richardson, who 
died July 24, 1883, and was buried in Lyndon Centre. She was a member of the 
Lyndon Corner Methodist Church, of which her husband was not only a member 
but a Steward and one of the official board as well. He was a farmer and had 
a light complexion, and blue eyes. 

Children : 

3055 i Charles H.s Chaffee, born December 23, 1842; died August 12, 1852. 
4-3056 ii Willie Loren Chaffee, born September 7, 1859; married Minnie A. 
B&ukk 

r.s ■-■■"■■ ■ 

1259 Elsie Bowen 7 ChafEee (Abel,^ Jonathan, s Dan,* Jonathan,3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Seekonk, Mass., May 27, 1808, and married 

Horton. She was living in the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Miller, in 1890. 

Child: 
3057 i A daughter,^ married Brad Miller. 

1261 Jonathan Bowen ^ Chaffee (Abel,^ Jonathan, s Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., March S, 1812, and died 
there, April 13, 1885. He married in Seekonk, December 11, 1839, Margaret C, 
daughter of Joseph Stevens of Newport, R. I., and granddaughter of Governor 
Martin of Massachusetts. She was a member of the Richmond Street Congrega- 
tional Church, Providence, R. I. Jonathan B. Chaffee was a farmer, and in 1883 
lived in Rehoboth, Mass. 

Children, the first seven born in Seekonk: 

3058 i Jonathan » Chaffee, born February 3, 1840; served in the Civil War. 

3059 ii Willard Chaffee, born June 13, 1842; died June 4, 1864, while serving 

in the Civil War; shot and only lived three hours. 

3060 iii Ann Eliza Chaffee, born May 10, 1844; died December 28, 1882; un- 

married. 



290 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

3061 iv Harriet Chaffee, born May 5, 1846; unmarried in 1889. 
+ 3062 V Henry Chaffee, born November 5, 1848; married Emily S. Sabin. 

3063 vi George Chaffee, born March 6, 1850; died April 10, 1858. 
+ 3064 vii Maria Helen Chaffee, born April 23, 1852; married Manning W. 
Keach. 

3065 viii Abel Chaffee, born December 8, 1853 (1854) ; died January 15, 1873. 

3066 ix Abby Chaffee, born November 29 (8), 1857; died May 4, 1866. 

3067 X Asa Chaffee, born December 12, 1859; died December 12, 1859. 

1262 Asa ^ Chaffee (Abel,« Jonathan, ^ Dan,* Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) 
was born in Seekonk, Mass., August 28, 1816, and died there, February 28, 1895. 
He was married (1) in Seekonk, January 29, 1844, by Reverend John C. Welch, 
to Betsey Ann, daughter of Vial Medbury of that place. She died in Seekonk, 
May 22, 1844, aged twenty-three years and six months. He married (2), April 
26, 1846, Mary Ann Congdon. He was married (3) in Seekonk, November 10, 
1886, by Reverend Lemuel Osier, to Nancy W. Martin, born about 1836. Asa 
Chaffee was named for his mother's father. He united with the First Baptist 
Church of East Providence, R. I., June 28, 1840, and in 1886 was living in Seekonk, 
where he was a mason. 

Child, by second wife: 

3068 i Mary Ann s ChafTee, born May 8, 1847; married in Seekonk, October 8, 

1880, by Reverend Edwin D. Hall, to Richard H. Mattingly of that 
place, born in Washington, D. C. 

1277 Cyrus Herbert ^ Chaffee (Cyrus,« Samuel Butterworth,^ Ephraim,* 
Jonathan,2 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Seekonk, Mass., August 26, 1855, 
and was married in Rehoboth, Mass., June 30, 1881, by Reverend George H. 
Tilton, to Ellen N., daughter of Edward and Mary J. Cornell. She was born in 
Warren, R. I., about 1860 and lived in Rehoboth, Mass., at the time of her mar- 
riage. They lived in Seekonk in 1883. 

Child: 

3069 i Ada Bourne » Chaffee, born in Seekonk, December 21, 1882. 

3070 ii Lizzie N. Chaffee, born April 30, 1888. 

3071 iii Arthur C. Chaffee, born November 3, 1890. 

3072 iv Hiram E. Chaffee, born May 23, 1893. 

3073 V Annie M. Chaffee, born September 29, 1897. 

3074 vi Herbert A. Chaffee, born August 22, 1900. 

1278 Frederick EJ Chaffee (Cyrus,^ Samuel Butterworth,^ Ephraim,* 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., January 19, 1857, 
and was married in Rehoboth, Mass., September 8, 1884, by Reverend George H. 
Tilton, to Emma L., daughter of William R. Shorey. She was born in Cambridge- 
port, Mass., about 1863. In 1884 Mr. Chaffee Uved in Seekonk, Mass. 

Child: 

3075 i Linton F.s Chaffee, born in Seekonk, April 2, 1893. 

1282 Almont L.7 Chaffee (William,^ Samuel Butterworth,5 Ephraim,< 
Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., about 1845 or 1846, 
and was married (1) there, February 23, 1868, by Reverend L. C. Russell, to Sarah 
A., daughter of Clark and Sarah Sweet of Rehoboth, Mass. She was born in Cum- 
berland, Mass., about 1850 or 1851. He was married (2) in Seekonk, January 11, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 291 

1873, by Reverend H. W. Rugg, to Mrs. Lydia A. (Barton) Short of Pawtucket, 
R. I., born in Franklin, Mass., about 1848, daughter of Francis Barton. Almont 
L. Chaffee was eighteen years old and living in Seekonk, when he enlisted as a 
Private in the 18th Unattached Company, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. 
He was mustered in August 6, 1864, for one hundred days, and was discharged 
November 14, 1864. In 1893 he lived in Luther's Corners, Seekonk. 
Child, by first wife : 

3076 i Lindley Almont s Chaffee, born in Seekonk, September 8, 1869. 
Children, by second wife, born in Seekonk: 

3077 ii Sarah Mabel Chaffee, born August 4, 1873; married in Seekonk, October 

26, 1889, by Reverend Isaac Cheesboro, to Albert H. Thresher of 
East Providence, R. I., born about 1873. 

3078 iii Lena B. Chaffee, born August 27, 1875. 

3079 iv William Chaffee, boru August 21, 1877. 

3080 V Frederick Lester Chaffee, born October 6, 1879. 

3081 vi Louis Ames Chaffee, born June 2, 1882. 

3082 vii Harvey May Chaffee, born September 10, 1883. 

1284 William R.^ Chaffee (William ,« Samuel Butterworth,^ Ephraim,* 
Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., July 2, 1850, and 
married Angeline Ormsbee. In 1893 he lived in Luther's Corners, Seekonk. 

Child: 

3083 i Leland Francis » Chaffee, born in Seekonk, January 25, 1878. 

1288 Orvilla ^ Chaffee (Noah,^ Ephraim,^ Ephraim,^ Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth, Mass., July 23, 1802, and died in Warren, Pa., 
about 1886. He married (1) in Seekonk, Mass., October 5, 1828, Amy Ann Lyon, 
born about 1813, died about 1878. Both were members of the Presbyterian Church 
in Potterville, Pa., and in Orwell, where they were buried. Orvilla Chaffee mar- 
ried (2) Mrs. Lavinias (or Lovinia) (Chaffee) Tyrrell (2796) (Daniel,^ Daniel,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1), widow of Albert Tyr- 
rell. She was born September 29, 1823, and died in 1881, her will being probated 
August 31st of that year. 

Orvilla Chaffee owned land and lived in Warren, Pa., as early as 1830. Later 
he lived in PotterviUe and Orwell. In 1884 he was again living in Warren, where 
he died. Four of his sons fought in the Civil War. He was a farmer. 

Children, by first wife: 

3084 i Almeda ^ Chaffee, married Antizdall. 

4-3085 ii Benjamin Leighton Chaffee, married Helen Van Winkle. 

3086 iii Noah Chaffee, married Celestia, daughter of William Henry Spencer, 

and had two children; was a Private in Company D, 162d Penn- 
sylvania Regiment; discharged on a surgeon's certificate, Jan- 
uary 30, 1863; residence, 1893, Athens, Pa.; he is a shoe mer- 
chant. 

3087 iv Henrietta Chaffee, married William Douglas Chaffee. (See 3655.) 

3088 V Elizabeth T. Chaffee, married Preserved B. Chaffee. (See 2801.) 

3089 vi Otis Chaffee, married Ellsworth. 

3090 vii Alpheus Chaffee, died in the Civil War; was in the Battle of the 

Wilderness; unmarried. 

3091 viii Amy Ann Chaffee, married John D. Kenny, a merchant. 

3092 ix Draper Chaffee, residence, 1893, Warren Centre, Pa. 



292 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1290 Samuel Butterworth ^ Chaffee (Noah,^ Ephraim,^ Ephraim,^ Jona- 
than, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born m Rehoboth, Mass., November 29, 1808, 
and died in South Warren, Pa., October 4, 1888. He married (1), October 22, 1831, 
Maria, daughter of Benjamin Buffington. She died November 4, 1845, and was 
buried in South Warren. Both were members of the Methodist Church. He mar- 
ried (2), July 9, 1846, Betsy L., daughter of William Pendleton of South Warren, 
where Mr. Chaffee lived and was a Constable and Assessor. In politics he was a 
Republican. He was a farmer and owned about one hundred and fifty acres of 
land in South Warren. He had a light complexion, and was five feet, ten inches 
in height. 

Children, by first wife: 
+ 3093 i Mary E.s Chaffee, born June 26, 1832; married J. Allen Bowen. 
+ 3094 ii Martha R. Chaffee, born October 3, 1834; married Willis G. Bost- 
wick. 
3095 iii Rufus D. Chaffee, born March 26, 1837; died September 6, 1838. 
+ 3096 iv Cornelia E. Chaffee, born September 6, 1839; married Theodore Co- 
burn. 

3097 V Rufus Albert Chaffee, born December 11, 1841; died in Anderson- 

ville (Ga.) Prison, September 24, 1864, while serving in the Civil 
War; unmarried. 

3098 vi Ascenath Ann Chaffee, born January 21, 1844; married in Orwell, Pa., 

November 14, 1867, Elmer Martin Angle, a farmer, born in Green 
Bay, Wis., April 2, 1846; he has a light complexion, blue eyes, 
and is five feet, seven inches in height; he joined the Methodist 
Church at the age of seventeen; residence, 1891, Warren, Pa. 

3099 vii Samuel O. Chaffee, born August 31, 1848; died April 14, 1849. 

+ 3100 viii Cordis Monroe Chaffee, born August 10, 1850; married Lucinda J. 
Arnold. 

1293 Catherine C.^ Chaffee (Noah,« Ephraim,^ Ephraim,* Jonathan,^ Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born April 5, 1816, and married in Orwell, Pa., Albert A. 
Prince, born in Rome, Pa. (?). He is a carpenter and joiner. In 1892 they lived 
in Athens, Pa. 

Children : 

3101 i Henry « Prince, married Powell of Potterville, Pa., and has five 

children; residence, 1891, Towanda, Pa. 

3102 ii Frank Prince, married and had three children; residence, 1891, Athens. 

3103 iii Ira Prince, married and had three or four children; residence, 1891, 

Athens. 

3104 iv Althea Prince, died. 

3105 V A child, died young. 

1294 Albert ^ Chaffee (Noah,^ Ephraim,^ Ephraim,^ Jonathan,^ Nathan- 
iel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Seekonk, Mass., June 13, 1818, and died in Orwell, Pa., 
March 19, 1871. He married in Warren, Pa., November 1, 1841, Julia Ann, daugh- 
ter of Abraham Ward of Oneonta, N. Y. Both of her grandfathers were in the 
Revolution. In 1891 she lived in Orwell with her son Leon. She was a Metho- 
dist as was her husband, he having joined the church at the age of forty-six. They 
lived in Orwell, where he owned land. He was candid, sensible and just, had a 
dark complexion, black hair and eyes, and was six feet, one inch in height. In 
politics he was a Republican and by trade a stonemason and farmer. 

Children : 
+ 3106 i Emma Jane s Chaffee, born July 19, 1842; married Albert A. Allen. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 293 

3107 ii Edwin Eugene Chaffee, born February 25, 1844; died in Laceyville, 

Pa., October 3, 1884; married Sarah Ann Carhn; he served 
during the Civil War in the 5th New York Cavalry, and was 
wounded in the hip in the Battle of the Wilderness. 

3108 iii Hanson Gould Chaffee, born April 2, 1846; died in Binghamton, N. 

Y., July 9, 1884; married (1) Sally Murphy; (2) Jennie Mills; 
served during the Civil War in the 5th New York Cavalry, and 
was wounded in the head in the Battle of the Wilderness. 

3109 iv Mary Gertrude Chaffee, born April 20, 1848; married (1) 

Tingley; (2) Hiram Fuller; residence, 1895, Laceyville. 
+ 3110 V Herbert Wellin Chaffee, born December 20, 1848; married Ida D. 
Spencer. 

3111 vi Bertha Lucelia Chaffee, born November 9, 1851; married Frank E. 

Johnson; residence, 1895, Potterville, Pa. 

3112 vii Lovern Scott Chaffee, born August 29, 1853; died December 11, 1862. 

3113 viii Addie Letha Chaffee, born December 3, 1855; married Willis Miller; 

residence, 1895, Binghamton. 

3114 ix Fred Lewis Chaffee, born April 2, 1857; married Carrie Peterson, 

and had three or four children; residence, 1895, Denver, Colo. 

3115 X Eva L. Chaffee, born September 17, 1860; married Burton Robinson; 

residence, 1895, Potterville. 

3116 xi Leon Odell Chaffee, born in Orwell, January 3, 1863; married in 

Waverly, N. Y., December 25, 1889, Jessie, daughter of Alex- 
ander Henderson of Long Valley, Pa.; he has a light complexion, 
hazel eyes, and is five feet, ten inches in height ; is a cigar manu- 
facturer, and a Republican in politics; residence, 1891, Orwell. 

1295 Almira ^ ChafEee (Noah,« Ephraim,^ Ephraim,* Jonathan,3 Nathan- 
iel,2 Thomas i) was born October 16, 1823, and died August 5, 1890. She married 
October 29, 1842, H. John Chubbuck, a farmer, born in Orwell, Pa. Politically 
he is a Republican. In 1891 he was living in South Warren, Pa. Almira (Chaffee) 
Chubbuck had a light complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in 
height. 

Children : 

3117 i Orestus E.s Chubbuck, born April 10, 1843; married Almira Livermore. 

3118 ii Nelson A. Chubbuck, born March 2, 1845; married Theresa Arnold. 

3119 iii Lydia Maria Chubbuck, born July 24, 1848; married Hiram P. Knapp. 

3120 iv Samuel E. Chubbuck, born April 12, 1851; married Emma Diamond. 

1296 Elsa 7 Chaffee (Noah,^ Ephraim,^ Ephraim,* Jonathan,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born February 12, 1826, and married Job Depew, a farmer. They 
lived in Orwell, Warren and Athens, and in 1891 were living in Chemung, N. Y. 

Children : 

3121 i Irvin s Depew, born about 1858. 

3122 ii Betsey Depew, born about 1861; married French, and had 

several children. 

3123 iii Willard Depew, born about 1863. 

3124 iv Ascenath Depew, residence, 1891, Athens. 

3125 V Alice Depew. 

3126 vi A daughter. 

3127 vii A son. 

1297 Amy 7 ChafEe (Abner,6 David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., August 7, 1791, and died in October, 1849. She mar- 



294 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

ried in October, 1814, Abner Whiton, a farmer, who died. They Uved in WilUng- 
ton, Conn. 

Children : 

3128 i George » Whiton, married Lucy M. Walker. 

3129 ii A daughter, died. 

Six other children, three sons and three daughters, names unknown. 

1298 Hannah ^ ChafEee (Abner,8 David, ^ David,* David, 3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., November 30, 1792, and died in November, 
1847. She married in Ashford, November 25, 1813, Deacon Joseph Snell, a farmer 
of Union, Conn., born there, February 24, 1791. He was killed in a factory in 
Willimantic, Conn. She lived in Ashford at the time of her marriage and later 
removed to Windham, Conn. She was buried in Willimantic. 

Children : 

3130 i Erastus G.s Snell, born December 11, 1814. 

3131 ii Hannah Sophronia Snell, born April 19, 1819; rharried Zelotes Emery 

Chaffee. (See 1897.) 

3132 iii Lois Snell, born July 12, 1821. 

3133 iv Joseph William Snell, born March 12, 1823. 

3134 V A daughter, born June 11, 1826; died June 11, 1826. 

3135 vi Eliza Minerva Snell, born September 19, 1827. 

3136 vii A son, born January 6, 1830; died January 6, 1830. 

1299 Anna ^ ChafEe (Abner,« David,^ David,* David,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., October 18, 1794, and died in May, 1846. She mar- 
ried Reuben Robinson, who died. She was buried in Chaphn, Conn. 

Children : 

3137 i William » Robinson, born November 27, 1822. 

3138 ii David Robinson, born June 27, 1825. 

3139 iii Alfred Robinson, born June 23, 1826. 

3140 iv Anna R. Robinson, born March 1, 1828. 

3141 V Henry M. Robinson, born October 24, 1834. 

1300 Ebenezer 7 Chaffee (Abner,^ David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., November 29, 1796, and died in Mansfield, Conn., 
September 26, 1875. He married in Ashford, March 22, 1822, Hannah, daughter 
of Simeon Smith of that place. She was born April 14, 1789, and died August 
27, 1873. Both were buried in Ashford. He was for fifty years a Deacon in the 
Ashford Congregational Church, in which his father had held the same office. 
December 14, 1862, he and his wife joined the Warrenville, Conn., Baptist Church. 
He was a farmer and held many positions of trust during his lifetime, being six 
times elected to the State Legislature, and holding the offices of Selectman, Asses- 
sor and Judge of Probate. He was honored and respected by all. He had a dark 
complexion, hazel eyes, and was six feet in height. 

Children, born in Ashford: 

3142 i Maryetta 8 Chaffee, born December 9, 1822; married there, January 
26, 1846, Warren W. Lyon of that place, who died in Brookl3ai, 
N. Y., November 9, 1864, aged forty-seven, and was buried in 
Greenwood Cemetery; he had a light complexion, blue eyes, and 
was six feet in height; she had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and 
was five feet in height; after marriage they lived in Brooklyn, he 



SEVENTH GENERATION 295 

being a merchant doing business in New York City; after his 
death, his widow returned to Ashford, where she Uved with her 
mother and father, and where, in 1884, she was still living; she 
united with the Congregational Church at the age of thirty. 
+ 3143 ii Philo Chaffee, born August 5, 1826; married Mary A. H. Cady. 

1301 Lois 7 Chaffee (Abner,^ David,& David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Ashford, Conn., September 24, 1798, and died September 9, 1872. 
She married, November 29, 1820, Philip, son of Lemuel Corbin. He was a prom- 
inent farmer and business man, born in Union, Conn., April 4, 1797, and died 
in West Hartford, Conn., July 24, 1881. They lived in Willington, Conn., and 
in 1833 moved to West Hartford. She was buried in New Britain, Conn. 

Children : 



born October 26, 1824; married Francina T. 



3144 




Hezekiah » Corbin, 


3145 


ii 


Waldo Corbin. 


+ 3146 


iii 


Philip Corbin Jr, 
Whiting. 


3147 


iv 


Lois Corbin. 


3148 


V 


Frank Corbin. 


3149 


vi 


Angelona Corbin. 


3150 


vii 


WiUiam Corbin. 


3151 


viii 


Andrew Corbin. 


3152 


ix 


George Corbin. 


3153 


X 


Elbert Corbin. 



1302 William 7 Chaffee (Abner,8 David.s David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Ashford, Conn., April 22, 1801, and died in Indianapohs, 
Ind., March 4, 1867. He married in Herkimer, N. Y., October 7, 1831, Abigail, 
daughter of Ebenezer Thayer of that place. She died in Winchester, Ind., Febru- 
ary 22, 1868, and was buried there. Mr. Chaffee had a dark complexion, black 
eyes, and was five feet in height. He lived in Hartford City, Ind., and in Indian- 
apolis. He was a Baptist minister. 

Children : 
+ 3154 i Ann Hasselton « Chaffee, born August 3, 1833; married Andrew J. 
Neff. 

3155 ii Lois M. Chaffee, born August 5, 1837; died August 14, 1840. 

3156 iii William Carey Chaffee, born April 2, 1838; residence, 1884, Hunting- 

ton, Ind.; a physician. 

3157 iv Harriet A. Chaffee, born October 20, 1839; married Cline; 

residence, 1884, Hartford City. 

3158 V Ebenezer Thayer Chaffee, born September 22, 1841; residence, 1884, 

Hartford City; a railroad agent. 

3159 vi John Quincy A. Chaffee, born October 9, 1843; died February 19, 

1867; a physician; an officer in the army, during the Civil War. 

3160 vn Alfred Burgess Chaffee, born in Lima, O., April 12, 1847; married in 

Roanoke, Ind., August 2, 1876, Margretta W., daughter of John 
Jamieson of that place; she died October 23, 1879; residence, 
1884, Roanoke. 

1312 Louisa ^ Chaffee (David,^ David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Navarino, N. Y., August 10, 1801, and married in 1822, Isaac Pardy 
Wood, who died before 1883, when she was living in Navarino. 

Children : 
3161 i David » Wood, married Aurilla Church. 



296 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

3162 ii Enos Wood, married Marilla Nodine. 

3163 iii Cynthia Wood. 

3164 iv Priscilla Wood, married George Gibbs. 

3165 V Jennette Wood, married George Cummings. 

3166 vi Pamela Wood, married Oliver Cummings. 

3167 vii Pardy I. Wood, married Abzina Slade. 

3168 viii Lucinda Wood, married Edwin Hough. 

3169 ix Orry Wood, killed in Pittsburg Landing, July 30, 1839(?). 

1313 Ralph 7 Chafee (David,^ David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) 
was born in Navarino, N. Y., April 12, 1803, and died. He married there, June 9, 
1830, Anna, daughter of Micah Wetherbee of Spafford, N. Y. She died April 19, 
1884, aged seventy-six years, seven months and nineteen days. He was a farmer 
and mechanic, having invented some improvements in saw-mill machinery and in 
road grading. He laid out many new roads and graded others, always getting the 
lightest grades possible. He was much interested in the science of the origin and 
evolution of man. In 1883 he hved in Onondaga, N. Y. 

Children : 

3170 i Judson Ralph » Chafee, born March 20, 1831 ; died September 14, 1835. 

3171 ii Jane Chafee, born April 3, 1833; died about 1850, aged seventeen. 

3172 iii Andrew Jackson Chafee, born January 7, 1835; died in Gettysburg, 

Pa., August 16, 1863, in the United States Hospital. 

3173 iv Martin Van Buren Chafee, born March 4, 1837; died in 1884; married 

Mercy Bradford. 

3174 V John T. Chafee, born April 5, 1839; married Harriet Melissa Booth; 

served in the Civil War and was a prisoner for ten and one-half 
months in Texas. 

3175 vi Enoch Marks Chafee, born August 18, 1843; married Emeline French. 

3176 vii Alma Chafee, born March 16, 1847; married in 1868, Wallace Crosby. 

3177 viii Adelaide Chafee, born January 24, 1849. 

1314 David ^ Chafee, Jr. (David,^ David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas 1), was born in Navarino, N. Y., February 16, 1805, and married (1) in 
Otisco, N. Y., February 6, 1834, Betsey, daughter of Benjamin Kenyon of that 
place. She died February 25, 1849, and he married (2) Mary, daughter of Chauncey 
G. Lewis of Pompey, N. Y. He was a carpenter and farmer, and was for a time 
Town Supervisor. In 1883 he was retired from business and living in Onondaga 
Valley, N. Y. 

Children, by first wife: 

3178 i George « Chafee, born June 25, 1839; died in Tvler Hollow, N. Y., July 

26, 1841. 

3179 ii Byron R. Chafee, born June 9, 1841; died in Marcellus, N. Y., May 7, 

1870. 

3180 iii Alice Chafee, born November 25, 1844; married, December 3, 1867, 

William M. Haines of Iowa; residence, 1883, Belvidere, 111. 

Children, by second wife : 

3181 iv David Chafee, Jr., born October 31, 1852; died June 10, 1858; buried in 

Manlius, N. Y. 

3182 V Betsey Marsylvin Chafee, born February 17, 1859; married, September 

26, 1876, William J. Bassett of Liverpool, N. Y., who died in Jack- 
sonville, Fla., April 12, 1880. 

1315 Abner 7 Chaffee (David.s David,5 David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas^ ) 
was born in Navarino, N. Y., June 7, 1806, and died in Palermo, N. Y., March 31, 



SEVENTH GENERATION 297 

1880. He married in Otisco, N. Y., November 8, 1832, Julia Ami, daughter of 
David Judson Hurlbut of that place. He bought eighty acres of land in Palermo 
in 1832, and moved there that year. He lived there until his death, and was 
buried in Fulton, N. Y. He was a farmer and was Town Supervisor for several 
years, superintending the construction of a plank road through the town. In 1883 
his widow was living in Oswego, N. Y. 

Children : 
+ 3183 i David Judson » Chaffee, born May 6, 1835; married Louisa Broadwell. 
+ 3184 ii Willis Gaylord Chaffee, born November 4, 1838; married Martha T. 
Dickinson. 
3185 iii Clinton Chaffee, born June 20, 1844; died March 26, 1876; married, 
October 27, 1874, Emma, daughter of William Newton of Fulton; 
no children; he was a musician. 

1316 Comfort Tyler ' Chafee (David,^ David,^ David,* David,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Navarino, N. Y., February 18, 1808, and died there in 1883. 
He married in Navarino, February 18, 1808, Ruby Hall. He bought seventy- 
two acres of land in Palermo, N. Y., in 1833. At the time of his death he lived 
in Navarino, and was buried in East Navarino. 

Child: 
3186 i Eunice Amelia » Chafee, died April 19, 1866; married James Ross, who 
died in the Civil War. 

1317 Guy 7 Chaffee (David,^ David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Navarino, N. Y., November 3, 1809, and died in Denver, Colo., January 
11, 1897. He married in Ashford, Conn., September 22, 1836, Almira, daughter 
of Ezekiel Chapman of that place. In 1836 Mr. Chaffee lived in Onondaga, N. Y., 
the next year he bought land in Palermo, N. Y., and in 1891 he lived in Denver. 
He was a carpenter and a farmer. At the age of seventy-two he was strong and 
in good health, not needing the use of glasses in his work. 

Children : 
+ 3187 i Sarah ^ Chaffee, born January 24, 1841; married Frank Irish. 
+ 3188 ii Mary Chaffee, born February 25, 1844; married Silas Hanchett. 

1318 George ^ Chafee (David,^ David,5 David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Navarino, N. Y., August 16, 1811, and married Lucinda Kenyon. 
In 1883 he lived in Belvidere, 111. 

Children : 

3189 i Lucy * Chafee, married Waterman. 

3190 ii Anita Chafee. 

3191 iii Lillie Chafee, born about 1856. 

iv (Adopted) George Chafee, born about 1858. 

1319 William Harrison ^ Chaffee (David,^ David,5 David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Navarino, N. Y., April 6, 1813, and married Harriet Cross. 
In 1883 he hved in Byron, Mich. 

Children : 

3192 i Euretta » Chaffee, married George Eddy. 

3193 ii Harrison Chaffee, a twin, died. 

3194 iii Harriet Chaffee, a twin, married William Close De Losse. 

3195 iv Seward Chaffee, married Bettie Ruy. 

3196 V Carrie Belle Chaffee. 



298 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1320 Eunice ^ Chaffee (David,« David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
was born in Navarino, N. Y., January 9, 1815, and died April 22, 1900. She was 
married in Amber, N. Y., December 26, 1843, by Squire Beeman, to Lewis G. 
Sprague. In 1884 she Uved in Brewerton, N. Y., in the best of health. 

Children, the first two born in Onondaga County, N. Y., the last four in Oswego 
County, N. Y.: 

3197 i Hiram « Sprague, born December 1, 1844; died February 5, 1845. 

3198 ii Olive Arminda Sprague, born June 18, 1846; died September 24, 1847. 

3199 iii Elnora Sprague, born January 10, 1848; married Osgood Ross. 

3200 iv Eudora Sprague, died March 10, 1851, aged ten months. 

3201 V Elverton Sprague, died April 10, 1852, aged twenty-four days. 
+ 3202 vi Guthrie Sprague, born March 4, 1853; married Frankie Warner. 

1321 Joshua 7 Chaffee (David, e David,^ David,* David, 3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in Navarino, N. Y., July 27, 1817, and died there, November 5, 1886. 
He married in Navarino, December 30, 1840, Susan Climena, daughter of Jacob 
Amidon of Mansfield, Conn., later of Navarino. She died March 13, 1890, and was 
buried in that place. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Joshua Chaffee 
had a light complexion, gray eyes, and was five feet, nine inches in height. He 
was a farmer and he also assisted his brother Ralph in grading roads. He laid out 
many new roads, and was Pathmaster in Navarino, where he lived. 

Child: 
+ 3203 i Burritt » Chaffee, born March 13, 1850; married Laura E. Terry. 

1328 Amos Oummings ^ Chaffee (Amos,^ David, ^ David,* David,^ Nathaniel, 2 
Thomas ^) was born in Westford, Ashford Township, Conn., March 11, 1812, and 
died in Lysander, N. Y., September 16, 1861. He married in Ashford, October 
4, 1836, Louisa Chapman, born June 23, 1816, in 1884 living in Meriden, Conn. 
Amos Chaffee, Sr., spoke of his son Amos C. as "a perfect boy." 

Children : 

3204 i Susan Maria » Chaffee, born March 22, 1838; died June 17, 1855. 

3205 ii Amos Elias Chaffee, born August 26, 1839; died September 6, 1839. 

1329 Dan 7 Chaffee (Amos,« David,^ David,* David, 3 Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) 
was born in Westford, Ashford Township, Conn., July 30, 1815, and married in 
Ellington, Conn., October 23, 1850, Sophronia, daughter of Calvin Pease of that 
place. She was born in Ellington, March 29, 1827. He is a farmer and lived in 
Westford, where he held various town offices until 1888, when he moved to Spring- 
field, Mass., where in 1900 he was still living. In 1895 he was reported as hale and 
hearty, never missing a meal. He has a light complexion,, blue eyes, and is five 
feet, eight inches in height. 

Children : 
+ 3206 i Gerrit Hiram » Chaffee, born August 26, 1851; married Jennie L. 

Weldon, 
+ 3207 ii Mary Louise Chaffee, born April 28, 1856; married Edward F. Farrar. 

1330 Julia 7 Chaffee (Daniel,^ David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) 
was born September 19, 1808, and died in Yates, N. Y., July 5, 1886. She married 
(1) in Onondaga, N. Y., December 31, 1827, Samuel Kenyon, born October 7, 1803. 
He died November 15, 1852, and she married (2) his brother Benjamin Kenyon, 
who died. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 299 

Children, by first husband : 
■ +3208 i Daniel Chaffee » Kenyon, born September 5, 1829; married Mary L. 
Dugar. 

3209 ii Lydia Kenyon, born September 7, 1831 ; married in 1850. 

3210 iii Barber Kenyon, born September 6, 1833; married in 1855. 

3211 iv Melinda Kenyon, born January 17, 1836; married in 1854. 

3212 V Charles Kenyon, born August 29, 1837; married in 1859. 

3213 vi Huldah Kenyon, born November 28, 1839; died in November, 1861; 

married in 1858. 

3214 vii Robert Kenyon, born November 16, 1841 ; died in February, 1842. 

3215 viii Harriet Mariah Kenyon, born December 29, 1842; married in 1863, 

Andrew J. Bennett; residence, 1893, County Line, N. Y. 

3216 ix Diana Amelia Kenyon, born March 28, 1845; died February 18, 

1873; married in 1865. 

3217 X Samuel C. Kenyon, born August 23, 1847; married in 1868. 

3218 xi Julia Ann Kenyon, born March 19, 1850; married in 1870. 

1332 Huldah 7 Chaffee (Daniel,6 David,5 David," David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) 
was born in 1820, and married in Yates, N. Y., in 1841, Israel Coon of that place, 
a farmer, born in New Jersey in 1818. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and 
was five feet, ten inches in height. In 1893 they lived in Middleport, N. Y., their 
family of nine children all living. 

Children : 

3219 i Orpha » Coon, born April 16, 1842. 

3220 ii Edward Coon, born July 2, 1844. 

3221 iii Adelaide Coon, born May 27, 1847. 

3222 iv Elnora Coon, born July 25, 1850. 

3223 V George H. Coon, born June 2, 1853. 

3224 vi Jane Coon, born May 25, 1855. 

3225 vii Dell Coon, born in 1857. 

3226 viii Ella Coon, born in 1862. 

3227 ix Emma Coon, a twin, born in 1862. 

1333 Samuel C.^ Chaffee (Daniel,6 David,^ David,* David,3 Nathaniel,2 Thomas 
died in Yates, N. Y., November 10, 1865. He married in Onondaga, N. Y., Harriet 
Yates. He died on the same place where his father died, as did also his wife. 

Child: 

3228 i A son,8 died in Michigan; he served in the Civil War as Captain and was 

confined in Libby Prison for three months; after the war he studied 
law in Lockport, N. Y., and was admitted to the Bar; went to Michi- 
gan. 

1345 Lynds ^ Chaffee (Wilham,6 Atherton,5 Atherton," David,^ Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in Lyndon, Vt., in 1804, and died in Morristown, Vt., August 
14, 1846. He married in Stowe, Vt., in January, 1830, Martha, daughter of John 
Alexander of Londonderry, Vt. She died December 12, 1890, and was buried in 
Morristown. He had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. 
He was a farmer and lived in Morristown. 

Children, born in Morristown: 
+ 3229 i Mary Emeline » Chaffee, born February 3, 1831; married George At- 

wood. 
+ 3230 ii Dana Lynds Chaffee, born August 28, 1833; married (1) Susan Bagley; 
(2) 'Maria Stevens, 
3231 iii Martha Jane Chaffee, born January 9, 1838; died August 26, 1859; 
married in Stowe, in January, 1855, Stephen G., son of Stephen 
Atwood of Stowe, where they lived ; no children ; buried in Stowe. 



300 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

+ 3232 iv Robinson Joseph Chaffee, born August 6, 1839; married Maria L. 
Davis. 

+ 3233 V Orson Wilham Chaffee, born April 7, 1845; married Clarinda J. Wake- 
field. 

1346 Hiram ' Chaffee (William,6 Atherton,^ Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,2 
Thomas i) was born in 1806, and died in Stowe, Vt., in January, 1885. He mar- 
ried (1) Sophia Parish; (2) Clarissa Martin. He lived in Sterling, Vt., and in 
Stowe, where he was buried. 

Children : 

3234 i Powers 8 Chaffee, residence, 1891, Michigan. 

3235 ii Albert Chaffee, died before 1891. 

Child, by second wife: 
+ 3236 iii Mary E. Chaffee, born July 21, 1860; married Edwin A. Foster. 

1347 William 7 Chaffee, Jr. (William,6 Atherton,^ Atherton,* David, 3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1), was born in Westminster, Vt., in 1809, and married Chloe 
Ferren, born in Croydon, N. H. They lived in Morristown, Stowe, Hyde Park 
and Lowell, in 1891 in the latter town. 

Children : 
+ 3237 i Jackson « Chaffee, born October 26, 1836; married Marion M. Shaw. 

3238 ii Susan Chaffee, married Henry Tillotson; residence, 1891, Morrisville, 

Vt. 

3239 iii George Chaffee, at one time taught among the Indians in the West; 

residence, 1891, Lowell. 

3240 iv Royal Chaffee, died in Yorktown, Va., in the Civil War, while serving 

in the 10th Vermont Regiment. 

3241 V Beckley Chaffee, residence, 1891, Lowell. 

3242 vi Clarissa Chaffee, married William Thompson ; residence, 1891, Spring- 

field, Mass. 

3243 vii Levi Chaffee, died young. 

3244 viii Flora Chaffee, married l3an Whittemore; residence, 1891, Eden, Vt. 

1348 Horace ^ Chaffee (William,6 Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas 1) was born in Westminster, Vt., May 18, 1812, and married in Morris- 
town, Vt., May 18, 1835, Matilda, daughter of Samuel Reed of Cornish, N. H. 
She died January 24, 1880, and was buried in Morristown. Mr. Chaffee is a farmer 
and at the time of his marriage lived in Morristown, where in 1891 he was still 
living. His home was for seven years in Eden, Vt. He has a light complexion, 
blue eyes, and is five feet, eight inches in height. 

Children : 
+ 3245 i Edwin Horace » Chaffee, born July 2, 1837; married Mary I. Ling. 

3246 ii Laura King Chaffee, born May 8, 1843; married Austin Wilkins; resi- 

dence, 1891, Morristown. 

1349 Nathan Robinson 7 Chaffee (William,^ Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,^ 
Nathaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Kirby, Vt., March 12, 1814, and married in 
Morristown, Vt., February 3, 1842, Nancy L., daughter of Aaron Wilkins of 
Stowe, Vt. He lived in Morristown at the time of his marriage, and later in Ster- 
ling, Vt., and Stowe, the latter town being his home in 1891. He is a farmer, has 
a light complexion, blue eyes, and is six feet in height. 

Children : 

3247 i Marcella ^ Chaffee, born September 3, 1844; married Charles A. Davis; 

residence, 1891, Morristown. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 301 

+ 3248 ii Marcus Chaffee, born September 30, 1847; married (1) Frances Horner; 
(2) Ella A. Russell. 

3249 ill Sarah Jane Chaffee, born July 18, 1850; married Marillo Wood; resi- 

dence, 1891, Morristown. 

3250 iv Ellen M. Chaffee, born August 13, 1852; died October 12, 1873. 

1350 Hannah ^ ChafEee (William,^ Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in 1816, and died in Lowell, Vt., in January, 1891. She mar- 
ried Seth Alger, who died in the Civil War. She lived in Stowe, Vt., at the time 
of her marriage, and later in Lowell. 

Child: 
3251 i Frank » Alger, residence, 1891, Lowell. 

1352 Jefferson ^ Chaffee (Atherton,^ Atherton,^ Atherton,* David, ^ Nathan- 
iel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Westminster, Vt., April 12, 1806, and died in Fox 
Lake, Wis., June 23, 1889. He married (1) in Canada in December, 1831, Maria, 
daughter of Luther Hawes of Canada. She died in Fox Lake in 1859, and was 
buried there. She was a member of the Baptist Church, as was her husband, he 
having joined at the age of thirty-five. He married (2), December 1, 1860, Ellen 
Lattin. He lived in Canada at the time of his first marriage and afterward moved 
to Wisconsin, where he lived the rest of his life. He had a fair complexion, blue 
eyes, and was five feet, four inches in height. He was a farmer and was loved and 
respected by all. 

Children, by second wife: 

3252 i Marias Chaffee, born August 2, 1861; died January 31, 1885; mar- 
ried, February 14, 1884, Curtis E. Meigs; she died of dropsy. 
4-3253 ii Anna Chaffee, born July 27, 1863; married James G. Oliver. 

3254 iii Martha Chaffee, born May 6, 1866; married, March 3, 1886, Walter H. 

Barnett. 

3255 iv Minnie Chaffee, a twin, born May 6, 1866; residence, 1891, Waupun, 

Wis. 

3256 V Ida May Chaffee, born January 27, 1869. 

1353 Constant 7 Chaffee (Atherton,6 Atherton,^ Atherton,* David, 3 Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Westminster, Vt., May 20, 1809, and married in Lynn, 
Mass., October 20, 1842, Huldah M, (H.), daughter of Luther Hawes of Newark, 
Vt. She was a resident of Lowell, Mass., and a member of the Universalist Church. 
He was a carpenter, hewed timbers, and worked on the construction of bridges. 
He felled the first trees that were laid in the Hoosac Tunnel. At the time of his 
marriage he lived in Lynn, but moved to Cambridge, Mass., in 1843, where he 
lived until 1849. He afterward lived in Brattleboro, Vt., and in 1869 moved to 
Charlemont, Mass., and in 1896 was living, well and hearty, in East Charlemont. 

Children : 

3257 i Door Morse » Chaffee, born April 26, 1843; died June 10, 1851. 

3258 ii A child, born in June, 1844; died in June, 1844. 

-1-3259 iii Sarah Isabella Chaffee, born August 1, 1845; married Alva B. Fair- 
field. 
-}-3260 iv Emma Frances Chaffee, born February 18, 1847; married George 
R. Tower. 
3261 y Ceha Elnora Chaffee, born October 9, 1848; died November 25, 1866. 
-1-3262 vi George Luther Chaffee, born May 12, 1850; married Melissa A. Pratt. 
3263 vii Dora May Chaffee, born September 14, 1856; residence, 1896, East 
Charlemont; unmarried. 



302 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY 

1354 Fannie ^ Chaffee (Atherton,^ Atherton,^ Atherton,^ David,3 Nathaniel,^ 
Thomas i) was born in Westminster, Vt., February 20, 1812 (February 18, 1813), 
and married in 1847, Luther Clough. 

Child: 
3264 i George P.^ Clough, born in Salem, in 1848; residence, 1891, Bradford, Pa. 

1355 Lynds Damey ^ Chaffee (Atherton,^ Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,^ Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Westminster, Vt., February 23, 1817 (1814), and 
married in Barmton, Canada, February 9, 1843, Elizabeth Ann, daughter of 
Gordan Davis of that place. She was born March 30, 1821. He has a light com- 
plexion, blue eyes, and is six feet in height. He is a farmer and at the time of his 
marriage lived in Barford, Canada, but in 1891 was living in Mondovi, Wis. 

Children : 
+ 3265 i Almira A.s Chaffee, born August 13, 1844; married Israel Baldwin. 
3266 ii A son, died young. 

1356 Editha ^ Chaffee (Atherton," Atherton,^ Atherton,^ David,^ Nathaniel,2 
Thomas 1) was born in Westminster, Vt., in March, 1819 (April 25, 1820), and died 
in Middlesex, or Lowell, Mass., December 20, 1879. She married in December, 
1844, Marvel C. Gove, and lived in Middlesex about thirty-five years. She died 
of cancer. She was a member of the Universalist Church and was greatly beloved 
by all. 

Children : 

3267 i Helen s Gove, born July 1, 1845; married George Danford. 

3268 ii Frances Grace Gove. 

3269 iii Edith Gove, born January 20, 1850; married McLaughlin. 

1370 Mary Jane ^ Chaffee (Rufus,^ Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas 1) was born in Kirby, Vt., February 7, 1826, and married in 
Nelson, 0., April 18, 1844, Ketchel B., son of Solomon J. Payne of Cornwell, Conn. 
They lived in Nelson, where he was a farmer. 

Children : 

3270 i Franklin F.s Payne, born January 29, 1845; died February 26, 1845. 

3271 ii Robert K. Payne, born April 9, 1849. 

3272 iii Benjamin Franklin Payne, born May 20, 1851. 

3273 iv Malinda E. Payne, born September 1, 1856. 

3274 V Solomon Johnson Payne, born September 15, 1858; married in Nelson, 

June 1, 1887, Ella I. McCall. 

1377 Jarvil Otis ^ Chaffee (Rufus,^ Atherton,^ Atherton,* David,3 Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas was born in Troy, 0., June 6, 1836, and married (1) in Middle- 
field, 0., Nancy, daughter of Jesse Marcum of Troy. She died May 11, 1870, and 
was buried in Nebraska. He married (2), September 23, 1876, Sarah C. Fraser. 
He served in the Union army during the Civil War. He has a dark complexion, 
dark eyes, and is five feet, ten inches in height. At the time of his first marriage 
he lived in Nelson, 0., and in 1893 in Stockham, Neb. 

Child, by first wife: 

3275 i Jesse G.s Chaffee, born December 11, 1869. 
Children, by second wife: 

3276 ii Eddie R. Chaffee, born October 12, 1877. 

3277 iii Roy Otis Chaffee, born January 12, 1891. 



SEVENTH GENERATION 303 

1379 Calvin Clifford ^ ChafEee (Calvin,^ Clifford,^ Atherton,^ David,^ Na- 
thaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., August 28, 1811, and 
died in Springfield, Mass., August 8, 1896. He married (1) in Vermont in 1836, 
Clara, daughter of Daniel Nourse of Rockingham, Vt. She died in 1848, and was 
buried in Springfield. She was a member of the Congregational Church. Doctor 
Chaffee married (2) in Springfield, in 1850, Mrs. Irene (Sanford) Emerson, widow 
of Doctor Emerson of St. Louis, Mo., and daughter of Alexander Sanford of Vir- 
ginia. She died in Springfield, February 11, 1903, aged eighty-eight. 

She was one time the owner of Dred Scott, the negro slave whose name is at" 
tached to one of the most famous decisions of the United States Supreme Court- 

Dred Scott was left to Mrs. Chaffee with the estate of her first husband. Dr- 
Emerson was a surgeon in the United States army. In 1834 he took Scott as his 
slave and body servant from Missouri to the military post at Rock Island, 111., 
and two years later to Fort Snelling, in the territory then known as Upper Louisi- 
ana. In 1838 the surgeon and his slave returned to Missouri. 

" A Missouri lawyer brought suit in Dred Scott's behalf on the contention that 
the slave had been freed by being taken into a free State. He hoped thus to estab- 
lish Scott's freedom and collect the accumulated wages which would then have 
been due him for twelve years or more. The local court decided in his favor, 
but in three succeeding courts, and finally in the famous decision of Chief Jus- 
tice Taney, filed in March, 1857, it was decided that the negro's status was not 
affected by his temporary residence upon free soil. 

" Dred Scott continued to live in St. Louis after his return there with Dr. Emer- 
son in 1838. Soon after the decision of the suit in favor of his owner, Mrs. Chaffee 
freed the old slave voluntarily." 

Doctor Chaffee united with the Congregational Church in Pike, N. Y., in 1837. 
He had a light complexion, black eyes, and was five feet, ten inches in height. By 
profession he was an allopathic physician. In 1890 he was an examining surgeon 
for pension claimants. At different times he lived in Hareford, Nunda, Pike, and 
Allegany, Woodstock, Vt.; Rockingham, and Springfield, Mass. Among many 
appreciative articles regarding his career which were printed in the newspapers, 
we offer the following selections: 

"Calvin Clifford Chaffee has an interesting history. His father was a farmer 
and he remained on the farm until he was 19 years old, acquiring in the meantime 
a common school education. He enjoyed the advantages of an academic course 
at Rockingham, Vt., and later studied medicine at the medical department of 
Middlebury college at Woodstock, Vt., where he received his degree of Doctor 
of Medicine in 1835. After graduating he went to Nunda, in the western part of 
New York State, and began the practice of his profession, remaining there 
till 1846. He came to Springfield May 6, 1846, and immediately began prac- 
tice, in which he was very successful, becoming widely known as a skillful prac- 
titioner. 

"In 1855 Dr. Chaffee had a large and lucrative practice and had no intention of 
abandoning it for a political career or for any thing else. But in the fall of that 
year there was an unexpected vacancy in this congressional district, then the 10th, 
which included all of Hampden county east of the river and as far west as West- 
field, a part of Worcester county, Northampton and a part of Franklin county. 
Dr. Chaffee was nominated by the American or know nothing party for the seat 
made vacant by the resignation of Judge Morris. In the election which followed 
Dr. Chaffee was successful. He took his seat the first Monday in December with 
the intention of resigning during the holiday recess, but after the beginning of the 
contest for speakership there was no thought of leaving the scene of the interesting 
struggle. The famous Banks contest began on the morning of the first day of the 
session and continued exactly nine weeks, ending in the election of Gen. Banks 
on Saturday night of the ninth week. 



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" During the tiresome struggle Dr. Chaffee was not absent a single session, 
though for a week or 10 days he was so ill that he had to be taken to the Capitol 
in a carriage and while there was obliged to lie on a sofa, notwithstanding which 
he responded to every roll call. 

"During the second session of the first term. Dr. Chaffee secured an appropria- 
tion of about $100,000 for the completion of the watershops in this city. The 
securing of that appropriation was a very important matter, for without it the 
facilities for turning out rifles at the breaking out of the war would have been 
wholly inadequate. 

" Dr. Chaffee and Charles Sumner were warm friends and the former was among 
the first to call at Senator Sumner's rooms after the cowardly assault upon him 
by Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina. The same evening Dr. Chaffee came 
near having a personal encounter with Brooks, who swaggered up to him, swing- 
ing a hickory cane with which he had replaced the heavy gutta-percha walking 
stick, which he had broken on Mr. Sumner's head. 'Doctor,' said he, 'I want to 
know what you have been saying about me to-night. I understand that you have 
said some pretty hard things.' 'Why do you wish to know?' asked Dr. Chaffee. 
Brooks replied that he had whipped one Massachusetts man that day and would 
like to whip another. Dr. Chaffee told him he had better proceed with the whipping 
and perhaps by that time he could tell him what had been said. Just then a friend 
of Brooks came up and taking the bully by the arm drew him away, telling Dr. 
Chaffee by signs that Brooks was drunk, which was the case. 

"Dr. Chaffee was nominated for the 35th Congress by the know nothing and 
republican parties, both conventions being held at Northampton. He took the 
stump the day after his nomination and m>ade speeches in all parts of the district. 
Prof. Fowler of Amherst was his only opponent, representing the American and 
democratic parties. Dr. Chaffee's majority in the election was about 6000 and he 
had every reason to feel proud of the handsome indorsement of his work during 
his first term in Congress. 

"During Dr. Chaffee's first term in Congress a change in the method of paying 
members resulted in his giving the nucleus of the Springfield city library. Previous 
to the 34th Congress the members received so much per day instead of a fixed 
salary, and a part of the 'perquisites' was what was called a congressman's library 
which was given to each new member and included American State papers, the 
Madison papers, the United States statutes at large, opinions of the Attorneys 
General and reports of decisions of the supreme court. After the change in the 
payment of members was made Dr. Chaffee decided to give his books to some 
public library in this congressional district. He found upon investigation, that 
the Amherst college library was the only one open to the public, and one day he 
spoke to the late John L. King about giving the books to Amherst. Mr. King 
wished to have the congressman's library kept in this city and told Dr. Chaffee 
that he understood that the young men's institute library was public, but that 
proved not to be the case. The young men's institute, however, was no longer an 
active organization, and Mr. King purchased its library for about $100 and organ- 
ized a public library association, to which Dr. Chaffee gladly gave the books which 
he had at first intended to give to Amherst college. 

" Dr. Chaffee was able while at Washington to do a very graceful thing by secur- 
ing the postmastership of Northampton for one of his opponents in his first con- 
test for election to Congress. The postmaster at Northampton who had been 
appointed by President Pierce was a candidate for reappointment under Presi- 
dent Buchanan and his clerk was also seeking the position. Each was making 
every effort for success, and the Postmaster General, not wishing to act unad- 
visedly, sent for Dr. Chaffee and asked him what it was best to do. Dr. Chaffee 
explained the situation and told him that the postmaster and his clerk each made 
charges against the other's integrity and that probably the charges of each were 
well founded. 'Now,' said Dr. Chaffee, 'there is a democrat in Northampton, 
H. H. Chilson, who was my opponent in the congressional election. I know him 
to be a gentleman and in every way fitted for the position of postmaster. You 
have asked my advice, and I strongly advise the appointment of Mr. Chilson.' 



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The suggestion was acted upon at once and Mr. Chilson became postmaster at 
Northampton. 

" Dr. Chaffee has always been one of Springfield's most respected andjpublic- 
spirited citizens, being actively interested in charitable work and in every plan 
for the advancement of the city. He has done more than any other man for the 
Hampden County Children's Aid association, of which organization he has been 
president for many years, and only a few weeks ago he declined re-election as 
president of the Springfield cemetery association, after seven years of faithful 
service in that position. 

"Dr. Chaffee was active in the organization of the North Church which was 
formed in October, 1846. It was formed without an organized parish, but at 
Dr. Chaffee's suggestion a parish was formed after a few months and he v/as the 
first chairman of the parish committee, a position which he held for nine years. 

" He was a Republican after the formation of the party. Personally he was a 
delightful man to know, full of reminiscences, of the stirring times through which 
he had lived, and in which he had played a not unimportant part. He was a man 
of large sympathies and broad-minded withal. His life had been one of activity, 
and although he had long since given up the practice of medicine he kept up an 
interest in the modern methods of practice and was alive to all new discoveries 
which promised to aid in the cure of disease. 

" He was a striking figure on the street, tall and dignified, with a courtliness 
which belonged to another generation than the present. His face was ruddy, and 
although he had reached almost his eighty-fifth birthday, his hair was but slightly 
tinged with gray and his small side whiskers showed the original sandy color 
as plainly as a dozen years ago. 

" He was in Congress during the years just prior to the breaking out of the re- 
bellion, and thus was in a position to observe the growth of the bitter feeling 
which resulted finally in the attempt to break up the Union. 

" While in Congress and during the years which he lived in Washington after 
serving his terms, Dr. Chaffee came to know all the leaders of the day and he 
made many warm friends, as he did wherever he was known. He had a fund of 
anecdotes about public men, from which he would draw under favorable cir- 
cumstances, and his knowledge of local affairs for the past fifty years was almost 
perfect." 

After his death a memorial service was held in the North Church, of which 
Doctor Chaffee was one of the founders. 

Children, by first wife: 

3278 i Emma Lovetta » Chaffee, born June 21, 1838; married Samuel Wilder, 

and had five children; residence, 1896, Rochester, N. Y. 

3279 ii Clemens Clifford Chaffee, born in New York state, June 28, 1841; died 

July 5, 1867; was appointed to the West Point Military Academy 
in 1858, from Massachusetts, being the only Chaffee there from 
the time of its establishment until 1879; served in the Union army 
during the Civil War, and was brevetted captain, July 4, 1863, 
for gallant and meritorious service during the siege of Vicksburg, 
Miss. ; died as the result of his service ; unmarried ; buried in Spring- 
field. 

1381 Jane M.7 Chaffee (Calvin,6 Clifford,^ Atherton,* David,3 Nathaniel,* 
Thomas i) was born June 2, 1817, and married Nathan Robbins. In 1896 they 
lived in Grafton, Vt. 

Children : 

3280 i Philander s Robbins, died before 1896. 

3281 ii Augustus Robbins, residence, 1896, Northfield, Vt. 

3282 iii Rosa Robbins, died before 1896. 

3283 iv Eugene Robbins, residence, 1896, Athens, Vt. 



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1382 James Carlyle 7 Chaffee (Calvin,6 Clifford,^ Atherton,* David,^ Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Hatfield, N. Y., October 17, 1820, and died in 
Townshend, Vt., December 19, 1883. He married in Saxton's River, Vt., Feb- 
ruary 28, 1842, Luceba, daughter of Curlis Smith of Westminster, Vt., where she 
was born December 6, 1823. She was a member of the Methodist Church, as was 
her husband, he having joined at the age of twenty-five, and teaching in its Sunday 
School. He was honest, truthful and just, witty, a good conversationalist, faithful 
to all duties and impulsively generous. He had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and 
was five feet, nine inches in height. He was a farmer, and at the time of his mar- 
riage lived in Westminster; he also lived in Cambridgeport, Vt., one year in Swanzy, 
Vt., and twenty-five years in Athens, Vt. At the time of his death he was living 
in Townshend. 

Children, the first two born in Westminster, the next four in Athens: 

3284 i Lydia Luceba ^ Chaffee, born July 11, 1843; married, December 15, 
1868, Alfred K. Nash of Pasadena, Cal. 
-1-3285 ii George Clifford Chaffee, born August 4, 1845; married Harriet L. 
Richmond. 

3286 iii Emma Clara Chaffee, born October 28, 1849; died January 20, 1868. 

3287 iv John Carlyle Chaffee, born July 3, 1852; died October 5, 1*871. 
-1-3288 V Will Curhs Chaffee, born June 28, 1855; married Rena M. Baker. 

3289 vi Harry Clemens Chaffee, born February 22, 1861; married Lizzie 

McAlister; residence, 1896, Clinton, la. 

3290 vii Kate May Chaffee, born in Townshend, September 6, 1866; un- 

married, and living with her brother, George C. Chaffee, in 
Whitewater, Wis., in 1896. 

1385 Chester RoUa ^ Chaffee (Calvin,6 Chfford,^ Atherton," David,3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Westminster, Vt., March 3, 1828, and married (1) 
in Springfield, Mass., April 24, 1856, Louisa S., daughter of Timothy Bunce of that 
place. She died April 17, 1860, and was buried in Springfield. She was a member 
of the Congregational Church, as was her husband, he having joined at the age 
of twenty-one. He married (2) in Whately, Mass., June 5, 1861, Ellen E. Har- 
wood. After his first marriage he lived in Springfield, and in 1890 was living in 
Whately, where he was a farmer. He has a light complexion, gray eyes, and is 
five feet, seven and one-half inches in height. 

Children by first wife : 

3291 i Maud Irene » Chaffee, born October 18, 1857; married George F. East- 

man. 

3292 ii Charles C. Chaffee, born February 17, 1860; died May 17, 1860. 
Children, by second wife: 

3293 iii Kate A. Chaffee, born October 12, 1862. 

3294 iv Gertrude B. Chaffee, born August 1, 1865. 

1386 Lydia Roxana 7 Chaffee (Calvin,^ Clifford, ^ Atherton,* David,3 Na- 
thaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Westminster, Vt., November 1, 1830, and died 
in Bartonsville, Vt., in 1896. She married Charles White, and hved in Bartons- 
ville, where their children all resided in 1896. 

Children : 

3295 i Lydia 8 White. 

3296 ii Susan White. 

3297 iii James White. 



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1387 Charles H.7 Chaflfee (Calvin,^ Clifford,^ Atherton,* David,^ Nathan- 
iel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Westminster, Vt., August 24, 1832, and married in 
Milwaukee, Wis. In 1896 he lived in Whitewater, Wis. 

Children : 

3298 i Mellie « Chaffee, born in Watertown, Wis. 

3299 ii Clara Chaffee, born in Watertown. 

3300 iii Charles C. Chaffee, born in Fairbury, 111. 

1388 Ira ^ Chaffee (Philander,^ Clifford,^ Atherton,^ •David,^ Nathaniel,3 
Thomas 1) was born in Oswegatchie, N. Y., July 2, 1812, and died in Allegan, Mich., 
August 18, 1889. He married in Schoolcraft, Mich., August 6, 1848, Lavinda, 
daughter of Charles Kimble of that place. She died in Medina, O., June 21, 1893, 
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. May Eudora (Chaffee) Welton, and was buried 
in Allegan, Mich. Mr. Chaffee had a light complexion and blue eyes. He was 
one of Allegan's pioneer citizens and his death was deeply felt. The Allegan 
Gazette of August 24, 1889, in announcing the sad event said: 

"After a long and painful sickness, Ira Chaffee, whose death has been long 
expected, passed away. His life had been a long and industrious one. He came 
west in 1834, going first to Ohio, but coming to Allegan permanently in 1835. 
Working at first by the day for the Allegan Company, he soon showed his ability 
in managing a saw-mill, and took charge of the company's mill. In 1841 he ob- 
tained a half share in this mill, becoming sole owner in 1850. The mill was twice 
burned and twice rebuilt. The energy and pluck of Mr. Chaffee was shown at the 
first destruction of the mill. It was found to be on fire at five o'clock in the morn- 
ing. By seven o'clock men were at work clearing away the debris, and by nine, 
material for a new mill was being prepared. In order to transport his lumber 
to a market he was drawn into the shipbuilders' business, and among the ships 
he built may be named, the schooner Lavinda, the lake steamers Ira Chaffee 
and the Dunbar and the river boat Aunt Betsey, and he built the first tow barges 
ever constructed for the lake trade, the Adam and Eve. In 1859 he was a con- 
tractor for the G. R. & I., and in 1870 he built the Chaffee house. All through 
these years he continued operating his saw-mill, the output being often enormous. 
Active as a Democrat during his earlier years, he was the candidate of his party 
as member of the state legislature. He was president of Allegan village for two 
years, and five times a trustee. It was as a member of the board of trustees that 
he bought the first fire apparatus used in Allegan. He also was of the committee 
appointed to superintend the building of the county offices in 1870. 

"Since 1882, when he suffered from a stroke of paralysis, he had been obliged 
to leave his business affairs chiefly to the attention of his two daughters, Eveline 
and Eudora. 

" Preceded by long lines of firemen, on the day of the funeral, the remains 
were borne to the cemetery through silent streets, all the stores being closed in 
honor of the departed. 

" Few men leave a better name behind them than did Ira Chaffee. Throughout 
his long life his integrity was undoubted, his word never questioned. Industrious, 
frugal and upright, he was a citizen whose loss may well be regretted. His large 
share in the labors that have borne fruit in the existence and prosperity of Allegan 
will ever be remembered as a fitting monument to his memory." 

The Detroit Evening News of August 22 paid the following tribute to Mr. Chaf- 
fee's memory: 

" 'When Ira Chaffee died last Sunday Allegan's greatest benefactor passed 
away,' said a man from Allegan yesterday, and in saying so he echoed the senti- 
ment of his townsmen. Mr. Chaffee was a pioneer and a perfect type of the frugal 
and thrifty, yet kind-hearted and generous people who have made Michigan. 
He was a York state boy, but left that state when he was 22 years old, settled 



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for a brief period at Weymouth, O., and then walked every blessed step of the 
way to Allegan, where he arrived in 1834, footsore but ambitious. A sawmill 
job awaited him, and in 11 years he had saved enough to build a mill of his own. 
It burned on his hands several times, but he always rebuilt more extensively 
than ever, and continued to be a mill operator and to grow wealthier until 1882, 
when paralysis drove him out of active business. In the old days he owned the 
Aunt Betsey, a steamer which plied between Allegan and Chicago, the Kalamazoo 
river being the