Posted By:Paul Vincent Chaffee
Subject:Re: Adna Romanza Chaffee
Post Date:September 28, 1999 at 07:18:25
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AAs you said, it gets rather confusing. I have gone back to The Chaffee Genealogy to try and follow your description of the tie-in with Adna Romanza Chaffee and come away with quite a different story.
Adna Romanza was a Lt. Gen and retired as Chief of Staff of the US Army. He was one of 12 children of Truman Bibbins Chaffee. Truman was child number 6 of 11 children of Jonathan Chaffee. The pedigree goes back as follows:
Adna Romanza (8) Chaffee
Truman Bibbins (7) Chaffee
Jonathan (6) Chaffee
William (5) Chaffe
Jonathan (4) Chaffe
Jonathan (3) Chaffe
Nathaniel(2) Chaffe
Thomas(1) Chaffe
The birth and death dates for Truman are correct.
I can find a George Harvey Chaffee born in 1798 in South Wilbraham, Mass., and died in Beaver, PA in 1842. He was a son of Calvin Chaffee. He married a Mary Lewis.
There is a Philander Chaffee born about 1786 who married Cinthia Nichols. His father was Clifford Chaffee but he did not have any brothers named George or Truman. His brothers were Calvin, Clifford Jr., and Jesse.
Clifford's line goes back through Nathaniel.
Calvin mentioned above, goes back through the Joseph line, the younger of the two sons of Thomas.
It seems we are a good bit apart. Let me know what you come up with.