The Chaffee Genealogy does not have vital statistics on Benjamin L. I'll give you what it has.
He married Helen Van Winkle of Potterville, Pa. Both are members of the Presbyterian Church in that place, where they lived in 1895. Mr. Chaffee served in the Civil War as a Private in Company D, 162nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was in the hospital June 16, 1865, when the regiment was mustered out. He is a harness maker and farmer.
i. Edith Chaffee, married Walker T. Newman; residence, 1895, Wilkesbarre, PA.
ii. Melissa Chaffee, died aged two years
iii.Harry Leighton Chaffee, born in Potterville, Novermber 12, 1864; married in Wilkesbarre, February 24, 1891, Clara Phoebe, daughter of Samuel Fuller of Sheshequin, Pa; both are members of the First Baptist Church of Wilkesbarre, where in 1895 they lived; Mr. Chaffee is a grocer.
iv. Arthur Preston Chaffee, born in 1866;; married _____ Rogers
v. Carrie Emeline Chaffee, married _______Conklin; residence, 1893, Tennessee.
vi. Dennie C. Chaffee
vii. Ray Earnest Chaffee
Orvilla Chaffee 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 married (2) Mrs. Lavinia (or Lovinia) (Chaffee) Tyrrell, widow of Albert Tyrrell. 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 Potterville 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:
i. Almeda Chaffee, married _______Antizdall
ii. Benjamin Leighton Chaffee
iii. Noah Chaffee, married Celestia, daughter of William Henry Spencer, and had two children; was a Private in Company D, 162nd Pennsylkvania Regiment; discharged on a surgeon's certificate, JANUARY 30 1863; RESIDENCE, 1893, Athens, Pa; HE IS A SHOE MERCHANT.
iv. Henrietta Chaffee, married Douglas Chaffee
v. Elizabeth T. Chaffee, married Preserved B. Chaffee;
vi. Otis Chaffee, married _______ Ellsworth
vii. Amy Ann Chaffee, Married John D. Kenny, a merchant
ix. Draper Chaffee, residence 1893, Warren Centre, Pa.
Noah Chaffee 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 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 blascksmith
There were nine children here, Lynn, and I'm not sure how much you want all that data.
Noah's father was Ephraim Chaffee Jr. who 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 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."
There were seven children
Ephraim Chaffe was born in Rehoboth, Mass., January 25, 1715-16 and died there June 9, 1790. Ephraim Jr. was the third child of seven.
Hope this helps.
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