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Re: chafee/chaffee line MA (NY) MICH
Posted by: Jo Date: January 17, 1999 at 19:33:15
In Reply to: chafee/chaffee line MA (NY) MICH by diana burkley of 1205

I found your information in the Chaffee Family Book (1909) Page #145

"Caleb Judson Chaffe (last name spelled with two "f" #1067, born 22, Oct. 1804; married (1) Mary F. Geer; (2) Sylva Handy (3) Rachel Rathbun"

Caleb's Judson Chaffee's Father #404 was Caleb Chaffee son of Thomas, son of Jonathan, son of Jonathan, son of Nathaniel, son of Thomas. We are "cuz" down to the Nathaniel son, Jonathan.

Caleb #404" was born in Willinton, Con, 9, July 1781, and died in Becket, Ma, April 29, 1855. He married (1) there, 8, Nov, 1801, to Martha Fletcher of that place, who died 3, May 1818, aged forty-one, and buried in Becket, where her tombstone bears the following inscription".

"Come all my children that survive, Come, let us morn together, It's I that's lost a bosom friend, and you a tender mother."

"Caleb Chaffee married (2) September 19, 1818, Elizabeth Davenport,who died in Jan, 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 of 1st marriage:

#1067 Caleb Judson Chaffe (see above)

#1068 Thomas Lewis Chaffe, born 25 July 1810; died 20, October 1829; buried in Becket.

#1069 James Madison Chaffe, born 25, July 1810 married Cqaroline Parker

#1070 Nathan Milton Chaffe, born 3, April 1812; married Ruth A. Osborn

#1071 Martha Minerva ("Minerva") Chaffe, died in Becket before 1855; married about June 1831, William Hinman, their intention of marriage being published in Becket, 18, June 1831

#1072 Theodocia Philena Chaffe died in Granville, Ma, before 1855; married aboiut June 1833, Ray (William) Champlin of Blandford, Ma, their marriage intention being published in Becket, 12 June 1833.

#1073 Madison Chaffe, died before 1855

#1074 Louise (Lois) J. Chaffe, married Benjamin Judd Rogers.

Children by second wife:

# 1075 Benjamin Davenport Chaffe
#1076 Mary Elizabeth Chaffe
#1077 Dwight Chaffe
#1078 Thomas Lewis Dwight Chaffe


bORN 22, OCTOBER 1804, and died in Lexington, MO., in 1861. He married (1) December 13, 1827, Mary P. Geer, who died 25, September 1840. He married (2) 5, August 1841, Sylva Handy, who died in 1858, and was buried in Westfield, IL. He married (3) Rachel Rathbun. He was a farmer. In 1850 he lived in Pennsylvania, in 1855 in Illinois and in 1860 in Missouri.

Chidlren by first wife:

#2601 Mary M. C. Chaffe, born 10, Sept 1828 firf in 1829.

#2602 Henry C. B. Chaffe, born September 23, 1828; killed in Petersburgh, VA., in 1863 in the Civil War.

#2603 Calvin Geer Chaffe, born 15 March 1834

Second Wife:

2604 Charles Edwin Chaffee born 7, August 1843; married Julia L. McIntyre

#2605 Sarah Jane Elizabeth Chaffe, born 22 Aug, 1847

#2606 Thomas Davis Leroy Chaffe, born 12, July 1855; married Mary M. Pool


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