The Chaffee Genealogy by William Chaffee and published in 1909 has the following information on Albert Orson Chaffee:
was born in Richfield, O., April 22, 1838, and married (1)in Salem, Ind. 1859, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Almond Tinklepaugh of Pent Water, Mich. She was born January 14, 1837, died in April 1864, and was buried in Turkey Creek, Ind. Mr. Chaffee married (2) in April 1865, Julia Ann Rowley, born July 12,1841. He is a member of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, which he joined at the age of twenty-eight. He has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, seven inches in height. In 1859 he lived in Turkey Creek, and in 1891 in Rowland, Mich. He is a farmer and a man of sterling character.
Children by first wife:
i Melville Chaffee, born December 17 1862
ii Albert Orson Chaffee Jr. born April 22, 1864; died August 7, 1864
iii Mary E. Chaffee, a twin, Born April 22, 1864; died April 24, 1864
Children by second wife:
iv Mary Elizabeth Chaffee, born March 23, 1868; married Fred Ward
v Sarah Ann Chaffee, born November 13, 1869
vi Rosalie Chaffee, born February 14, 1872; married Carnac Eldren
vii Frank Benjamin Chaffee, born June 2, 1874
viii Clarissa Lovica Chaffee, born October 23, 1879
ix Pearl Orlen Chaffee, born July 28, 1883
You are probably aware that our immigrant ancestor was Thomas Chafe who had two sons Nathaniel and Joseph. Albert Orson is descended through Nathaniel's line as I am also.
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