Priscilla Kelsey1

F, d. 7 January 1722
     Priscilla Kelsey married Cornelius Gillett before 1658 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 As of before 1658,her married name was Gillett.1 Priscilla Kelsey died on 7 January 1722 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Family

Cornelius Gillett b. c Jul 1636, d. 26 Jun 1711

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-276.

Mary Gillett1

F, b. say 1638, d. 27 August 1719
Father*Jonathan Gillett2 b. c 1609, d. 23 Aug 1677
Mother*Mary Dolbiar2 b. b 7 Jun 1607, d. 5 Jan 1685
     Mary was born at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, say 1638.1,3 As of 15 July 1658,her married name was Brown.1 She married Peter Brown on 15 July 1658.1 Mary Gillett died on 27 August 1719 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Family

Peter Brown b. c 1632, d. 9 Mar 1691

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S336] "Register", 100:275.
  3. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2-768.

Peter Brown1

M, b. circa 1632, d. 9 March 1691
     Peter was born circa 1632.1,2 He married Mary Gillett on 15 July 1658.1 Peter Brown died on 9 March 1691 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Family

Mary Gillett b. s 1638, d. 27 Aug 1719

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2-768.

Anna Gillett1

F, b. 29 December 1639, d. 18 November 1711
Father*Jonathan Gillett2 b. c 1609, d. 23 Aug 1677
Mother*Mary Dolbiar2 b. b 7 Jun 1607, d. 5 Jan 1685
     Anna was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, on 29 December 1639.1,3 As of 29 October 1663,her married name was Filley.1 She married Samuel Filley on 29 October 1663 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 Anna Gillett died on 18 November 1711 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. At age 71.1

Family

Samuel Filley b. 24 Sep 1643, d. 4 Jan 1711

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S336] "Register", 100:275.
  3. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2-768.

Samuel Filley1

M, b. 24 September 1643, d. 4 January 1711
     Samuel was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, on 24 September 1643.1,2 He married Anna Gillett on 29 October 1663 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 Samuel Filley died on 4 January 1711 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. At age 67.1

Family

Anna Gillett b. 29 Dec 1639, d. 18 Nov 1711

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2-768.

Joseph Gillett1

M, b. before 25 July 1641, d. 18 September 1675
Father*Jonathan Gillett2 b. c 1609, d. 23 Aug 1677
Mother*Mary Dolbiar2 b. b 7 Jun 1607, d. 5 Jan 1685
     Joseph was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, before 25 July 1641.1 He was baptized on 25 July 1641 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.2 He married Elizabeth Hawkes on 24 November 1664 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.3 Joseph Gillett died on 18 September 1675 at Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts. He was killed by Indians in the battle of Bloody Brook.4

Family

Elizabeth Hawkes d. 11 Oct 1681
Child

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S336] "Register", 100:275.
  3. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:278.
  4. [S336] "Register", 101:43.
  5. [S336] "Register", 101:153.

Elizabeth Hawkes1

F, d. 11 October 1681
     As of 24 November 1664,her married name was Gillett.1 Elizabeth Hawkes married Joseph Gillett on 24 November 1664 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.2 As of 16 December 1680,her married name was Dickinson.3 Elizabeth Hawkes married Nathaniel Dickinson on 16 December 1680 at Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts.4 Elizabeth Hawkes died on 11 October 1681 at Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts.4

Family 1

Joseph Gillett b. b 25 Jul 1641, d. 18 Sep 1675
Child

Family 2

Nathaniel Dickinson b. 18 Mar 1626/27, d. 11 Oct 1710

Citations

  1. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2-768.
  2. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:278.
  3. [S336] "Register", 101:43.
  4. [S336] "Register", 152:171.
  5. [S336] "Register", 101:153.

Samuel Gillett1

M, b. before 22 January 1642
Father*Jonathan Gillett2 b. c 1609, d. 23 Aug 1677
Mother*Mary Dolbiar2 b. b 7 Jun 1607, d. 5 Jan 1685
     Samuel was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, before 22 January 1642.1 He was baptized on 22 January 1642 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S336] "Register", 100:275.

John Gillett1

M, b. 5 October 1644, d. before 5 December 1682
Father*Jonathan Gillett2 b. c 1609, d. 23 Aug 1677
Mother*Mary Dolbiar2 b. b 7 Jun 1607, d. 5 Jan 1685
     John was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, on 5 October 1644.1 He married Marcy Barber on 8 July 1669 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 John Gillett died before 5 December 1682 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 His estate was probated on 5 December 1682 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Family

Marcy Barber b. b 12 Oct 1651, d. 29 Oct 1725

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 101-46.
  2. [S336] "Register", 101:46.

Marcy Barber1

F, b. before 12 October 1651, d. 29 October 1725
     Marcy was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, before 12 October 1651.1,2 As of 8 July 1669,her married name was Gillett.1 She married John Gillett on 8 July 1669 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 As of 14 June 1683,her married name was Norton.1 Marcy Barber married Capt. George Norton on 14 June 1683 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 Marcy Barber died on 29 October 1725 at Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Family 1

John Gillett b. 5 Oct 1644, d. b 5 Dec 1682

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 101-46.
  2. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2-768.

Capt. George Norton1

M
     Capt. George Norton married Marcy Barber on 14 June 1683 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Family

Marcy Barber b. b 12 Oct 1651, d. 29 Oct 1725

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 101-46.

Abigail Gillett1

F, b. before 28 June 1646, d. 1648
Father*Jonathan Gillett2 b. c 1609, d. 23 Aug 1677
Mother*Mary Dolbiar2 b. b 7 Jun 1607, d. 5 Jan 1685
     Abigail was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, before 28 June 1646.1 She was baptized on 28 June 1646 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 She died in 1648 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S336] "Register", 100:275.

Jeremiah Gillett1

M, b. 12 February 1647, d. 1 March 1692
Father*Jonathan Gillett2 b. c 1609, d. 23 Aug 1677
Mother*Mary Dolbiar2 b. b 7 Jun 1607, d. 5 Jan 1685
     Jeremiah was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, on 12 February 1647.1 He married Deborah Bartlett on 15 October 1685 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1 Jeremiah Gillett died on 1 March 1692 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. At age 45.1

Family

Deborah Bartlett b. 3 Apr 1666

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.
  2. [S336] "Register", 100:275.

Deborah Bartlett1

F, b. 3 April 1666
     Deborah was born at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, on 3 April 1666.1 As of 15 October 1685,her married name was Gillett.1 She married Jeremiah Gillett on 15 October 1685 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.1

Family

Jeremiah Gillett b. 12 Feb 1647, d. 1 Mar 1692

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 100-275.

Nathan Gillett1

M, b. circa 1613, d. 15 September 1689
Father*Rev. William Gylet1 d. 1641
     Nathan was born at Chaffcombe, Somersetshire, England, circa 1613.2 He lived in 1633 at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.2 He lived in 1636 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.2 He married (?) unknown circa 1639 at probably, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.3 Nathan Gillett died on 15 September 1689 at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.3

Family

(?) unknown b. b 1617, d. bt 21 Feb 170 - 171
Children

Citations

  1. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2-769.
  2. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:770.
  3. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:771.
  4. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:772.

Abraham Chase1

M, b. 26 December 1748, d. 11 August 1791
Father*Abraham Chase1 b. 1 Jul 1720, d. 24 Jan 1795
Mother*Mary Gorton1 b. c 1722
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     Abraham probably was a Quaker. His parents and those of his wife Lydia were Quakers.
An Inquiry Into the Parents of Elizabeth Martin
by
John Roger Wood
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

I have been troubled for quite some time about the confusing and contradictory pieces of information surrounding the birth and parents of Elizabeth Chase, who married Edward Martin ca 1797, perhaps at Ferrisburgh, Addison County, Vermont. Their daughter Elizabeth Martin (or Eliza) married Jonathan Smith Bulkeley 13 Jan 1823 at Ferrisburgh. The daughter of this union, Lydia M. Bulkeley, was my gr. gr. grandmother Lydia (Bulkeley) Hinckley.

According to a Vermont Death Record Card, Elizabeth (Chase) Martin died at Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, 9 Nov 1860. Her death record states that she was the daughter of Abram (sic) Chase and Lydia Allen, and that she was born at Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York. Her age at death was 84 years, 6 months and 16 days, which would have placed her birth at 25 Apr 1766.
The problem with Elizabeth's ancestry lies with her parents. There are two conflicting sources for the information that I have about Eliza's mother Elizabeth Chase. One source, goes back to an article in Volume 87 (July 1933) of the New England Historic and Genealogical Register (hereafter REG.), which states that "Elizabeth, b. 25 Apr. 1776, m. Edward Martin." Great, this is correct as far as I can determine. If I didn't go any further than this, I would be home free. The problem with this source is that it states that Elizabeth's father Abraham came to Danby, Vermont, in 1770, where he kept a Public House (tavern) from 1774 to 1790, and then moved to Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York in 1790, and died 11 Aug 1791. This source also states that Abraham married about 1769, presumably at Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY, Elizabeth Allen. It also states that he married 2nd., about 1786, Lydia Allen, sister of Elizabeth.

The children of this Abraham by Elizabeth Allen, all born at Danby, were (according to the REG.. article):
1. Hannah, b. 3 May 1770; d. 25 Apr 1787
2. Enoch, b. 1 Feb 1774
3. Elizabeth, b. 25 Apr 1776; m. Edward Martin
4. Anna, b. 4 Apr 1779; m. Barnes Seeley
5. Allen, b. 21 Nov 1791
6. Susannah, of Willsborough, NY, b. 13 Sep 1784; d. at Willsborough.
7. Lydia, b. 7 Aug 1786; m. William Martin. Child by second wife b. at Danby.
8. Abraham, b. 17 Sep 1787.

Some problems immediately become apparent with this scenario. The first, and most telling, problem comes by the way of Elizabeth (Chase) Martin's death record from the Vermont Vital Records. Elizabeth died 9 Nov 1860, at Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont. Her death record states that she was the daughter of Abram Chase and Lydia Allen, and that she was born at Nine Partners, NY. Her age at the time of her death was 84 years, 6 months, and 16 days, which would place her birth at 24 Apr 1776, long after Abraham was supposed to have been a resident of Danby, Vermont.

The information about Abraham's residence at Danby, Vermont comes from two sources: History and Map of Danby, Vermont by J.C. Williams, published at Rutland, VT, 1869 (hereafter DH); and Vermont 1771 Census, compiled and published by Jay Mack Holbrook in 1982 (hereafter VC).

DH:123 states "Chase, Abraham. from Nine Partners in 1770, m. Lydia Allen and settled near the residence of Alvah Risdon. . . . He owned and kept a tavern, the second tavern in town, in 1774, at which town and freemen's meetings were held." VC: 18 states "Chase, Abraham 1770 Danby, Note: From Nine Partners, NY." Thus, it is clear that there was indeed an Abraham Chase, with a wife Lydia Allen residing at Danby as early as 1770.

Further, DH:123 states that Abraham removed to Plattsburgh, NY, but gives no date. REG.. 87:253 states that he kept a public house in Danby from 1774 to 1790, and then moved to Plattsburg, NY, where he died 11 Aug 1791.

Interestingly, REG.. Volume 87 lists two entirely different Abraham Chases who moved to Danby, Vermont in 1770 and kept a tavern there. The first one (REG.. 87:253) lists an Abraham6 (Abraham5, Joseph4, William3-1), who was b. 26 Dec 1748 at Warwick, R. I. This Abraham m. first ca 1769 Elizabeth Allen, then m. 2nd her sister Lydia Allen ca 1786. He moved to Plattsburgh, NY, and died there 11 Aug 1711.

The second Abraham5 (Henry4, Abraham3, William2, William1) (REG.. 87:337) was at Danby as late as 1788. He died before 22 May 1790 at Plattsburgh, NY. He married, 29 Mar 1758, Elizabeth Hoag. He was listed as moving to Danby, VT, in 1770 and kept a tavern there as late as 1788.

Clearly, the author of this article got mixed up with his Abraham Chases, and one has to wonder which one is right.

To muddy the waters further, Frank Doherty, writing in his series The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York, Hereafter, BP, Volume 3:368 lists an Abraham4 Chase (Abraham3 , William2-1), who was b. 1734. "He most likely came to Pawling with his uncles and aunts and was the Abraham Chase on the Crum Elbow Tax from Feb. 1759 through June 1763. . . . He married Lydia Allen.. Abraham and Lydia Allen Chase went to Plattsburgh, NY." No children are listed for this Abraham.

An Abraham Chase was enumerated in the 1791 census of Vermont as a resident of Ferrisburgh, Addison County, with 6 males older than 16, 2 males under 16 and 7 females. Elizabeth Martin, my ancestress, was born at Ferrisburgh in 1802, she was the daughter of Edward Martin and Elizabeth Chase. My point here is that the Abraham Chase, resident of Ferrisburgh in 1791, was the likely father of my Elizabeth Chase, the wife of Edward Martin. Abraham wasn't there for the early Vermont Census of 1785, suggesting that he lived elsewhere; nor was he there for the census of 1800, suggesting that he lived elsewhere or had died.

The question in my mind has to do with logistics. If Abraham Chase of Danby moved to Plattsburgh, NY, where he died 11 August 1791 (REG.. 87:253) , at the age of 42, how could he have been the Abraham who was enumerated at Ferrisburgh sometime after 4 March 1791, when Vermont was admitted to the Union and Vermonters were counted? Travel in Vermont during those years would have been difficult for an enumerator until perhaps May. It is, of course, possible, but it does raise questions. Were the two Abrahams, the same person, or, do we have two Abrahams, each from Nine Partners and each with a wife Lydia.

The Abraham who died at Plattsburgh before 22 May 1790 (REG.. 87:337) could not have been the Abraham enumerated at Ferrisburgh, VT, in 1791, so I think we can eliminate him.

The Abraham who makes the most sense to me as being my ancestor is the Abraham6,, who married Lydia Allen (REG.. 87:253), however, the author of this article was mistaken about Abraham first marrying Elizabeth in 1769 the marrying Lydia in 1786. I am not at all sure he was a resident of Danby, VT. I think this Abraham lived at Nine Partners, NY, with his wife Lydia Allen until they all moved to Ferrisburgh, Addison County, Vermont, between 1785 and 1790. Interestingly, Abraham and Lydia's daughter Lydia married William Martin, say 1807. William was perhaps Edward Martin's brother. Edward married Elizabeth Chase ca 1797, probably at Ferrisburgh, VT.

The big problem with this lineage goes back to Elisabeth (Chase) Martin's death record which has her born 24 Apr 1776, the daughter of Abraham and Lydia (Allen) Chase, not Elizabeth (Allen) Chase. I think that the Register article's author not only confused the residences of the two Abrahams, but he confused the wives as well. An online source that seems to quite well researched lends credence to the idea that Abraham only married Lydia.

The Allen Family: Descendants of George Allen of England and Sandwich, Massachusetts.
page 94 (hereafter AF), has a Seth Allen of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., who married 1st Elizabeth Butler, by whom he had two children Abigail and Seth, Jr; both of whom were born at Dartmouth 23 Feb 1726/7 and 16 Jan 1734/, respectively. Elizabeth died and Seth married as his second wife Anne Whitely, either at Dartmouth or in Dutchess County, NY. Anne had three children Lydia, Henry and Elizabeth. These are the three Allen children mentioned in BP 2:135. According to AF: 94, Elizabeth married at Dutchess County, NY, Caleb Haight or Hoyt. Elizabeth and Caleb had a daughter Elizabeth, b. 24 Apr 1772 at Dutchess County. She m. November 1789 at Addison County, VT, Jeremiah Hatch. She d. 15 December 1847 in Nebraska.

There seems to be a strong connection between Nine Partners, NY, and Addison County, VT, and it is too strong to ignore.

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Back to the Abraham Chase who supposedly died at Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY 11 Aug 1791 (REG.. 87:253-254). There is perhaps, some circumstantial evidence, however weak, to suggest the notion that he went to Plattsburgh. The evidence I am speaking of consists of census records and the given names for Abraham's and Lydia's children.

First: Abraham and Lydia had a son Enoch, b. 1 Feb 1774. There was an Enoch Chase of the right age living at Plattsburgh, NY, from 1800-1810.

Second: Abraham and Lydia had a daughter Susannah, b. Sep 1784. There was a Susannah listed as a resident of Willsborough, Essex County, NY, in 1850. She was listed as being born in New York. Willsborough, is just across Lake Champlain from Ferrisburgh, VT.

Third: Abraham and Lydia Had a son Abraham b. 17 Sep 1787. The censuses of 1850 and 1860 for Willisborough, NY, show an Abram Chase, born about 1788. In 1850 he was 62 and had a wife named Lucy, 10 years his junior. This couple also had a daughter Elizabeth, 33; and a son Allen, 21.

Another piece of information that has to be factored into this inquiry comes from The Vermont Gazetteer (hereafter VG), edited by Abby Maria Hemenway. Within the article on Ferrisburgh printed in Volume 1, pp 31-35, I learned that Ferrisburgh's charter was applied for by Benjamin Ferris, of the Oblong, Dutchess County, NY, and was granted to Ferris and several others 25 Jun 1762 (1:32). No settlers came until 1769 and there was a period just before the American Revolution when the claims on any settlers were in dispute between New Hampshire and New York.

It wasn't until the mid-1780s, after the end of the Revolutionary War that more settlers began to come to the town. Even in 1785, according to the Early census of Ferrisburgh, there were only 28 families there. Since the Abraham Chase listed in the 1791 Federal Census of Ferrisburgh, was not there in 1785, we have to assume that he moved his family sometime between 1785 and 1791. According to VG many of the families who settled at Ferrisburgh came from Dutchess County, NY. Ferrisburgh was organized as a Vermont town 29 Mar 1785 (VG 1:33). Many of the original proprietors were Quakers, although in 1785 there were Baptists, Methodists, Congregationalists as well as Quakers, living in the town. An entry on page 452 of the Addison County, Vermont, History (History of Addison County, Vermont, edited by H.P Smith, Syracuse, NY, published by D. Mason & Company Publishers, 1886, hereafter AVH), states " Friends, commonly called Quakers. -- At a Quarterly Meeting held at Nine Partners (N.Y.) The 14 & 15 of 11 mo. November 1792, the Request respecting a Meeting of worship & a Preparitive meeting at Pharisburg (Ferrisburgh on Consideration thereon is united with & establishes these Meetings and Directs that those meetings of worship be held on the First and Fifth days of the week, and those Preparitive be Held on the 2 (2nd?) Fifth Day in each month. Extracted from the minutes by Aaron hill, Clark."

It isn't clear how many Quakers were living at Ferrisburgh around 1790, but it seems that there were as many as 100, many of whom clearly came from Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York.

In the final analysis, here's what I think all this mis-mash of information boils down to: One Abraham Chase, born 26 Dec 1748 at Warwick, RI, was living in perhaps Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY, in 1769, when he married Lydia Allen (not Elizabeth). By her he had at least eight children

I think that this Abraham moved his family from Dutchess County, NY, bypassing Danby, VT, to Ferrisburgh, Addison County, VT, perhaps as early as the late summer of 1787. We know he wasn't at Ferrisburgh in time for the early census of 1785, but he was there in 1791 in time for the first Federal Census of Vermont, taken after Vermont became a state in March of 1791. That census was probably taken during the Summer months of 1791 given what I know from experience with Vermont Winters and Springs.

Whether or not he was the Abraham Chase who died at Plattsburgh is unknown, although (REG.. 87:337) claims that an Abraham Chase died there before 22 May 1790. This Abraham could not have been the one living in Ferrisburgh a year or so later. I think the case for his dying at Plattsburgh is weak at best. It is more likely that he died at Ferrisburgh sometime after the 1791 census, but before the census of 1800.

What now needs to be looked at is the list of men from the Oblong, Dutchess County, NY, who were co-proprietors of Ferrisburgh charter of 25 Jun 1762. They were, in addition to Benjamin Ferris: David Merritt, Douglas Merritt, Volentine (Valentine?) Perry, Gideon Gifford, Timothy Fakin, Anthony Field, J. Field, ? Reed. None of those surnames appear in the 1785 early census, so their families probably did not migrate to Ferrisburgh.

This all comes back to the death record of Elizabeth (Chase) Martin, who died at Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, in 1860. From this it is perhaps clear that she was born in 1776 at Nine Partners, NY, the dau. of Abraham and Lydia (Allen) Chase. She was not the daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth, nor was she born at Danby, VT, where her parents were purported to be in 1770. No, the Abraham of Danby was not the Abraham of Ferrisburgh in 1791, the father of my Eliza, nor did he marry Elizabeth Allen, purportedly Lydia's elder sister. Nor did he die at Plattsburgh, NY, although that is possible.

Further evidence to support my idea that Abraham Chase, my ancestor was not the one of Danby who owned a tavern. This has to do with the Quaker enclave at the Oblong, Dutchess County, NY, in the 1780s.

It looks as though there was also a Henry Chase who made the migration in addition to my Abraham. Here's what I have found: Henry Chase (4) (Beekman Settlers, 3:370) (Abraham 3, William 2-1), had a son Henry (5), b. 1 Jan 1757, Dutchess County, NY. He m. Nov-Dec 1777, Lydia Weed. (Beekman 3:372) Henry and Lydia had 3 children listed: Phebe, Mary and Joseph. It appears that Henry (4) was a Quaker because the list of his children is credited to the Friend's Records, Oblong, Dutchess County, NY, in the Register article 87:134, of 1933.

In any event, BP has Henry (5)'s first three children. I have found four more with birth record cards from the Vermont Vital Records. Here's what the VT VR has to offer:

Phebe, b. 12 Aug 1778, Dutchess County, NY; d.23 Jan 1860. age 81 yrs, 4 mos, 20 days, at Starksboro, Addison County, VT Her death Record lists father Henry and mother Lydia. She had married an Orvis.

Joseph, b. 25 Jul 1780, Ferrisburgh, Addison County, VT, however, the 1850 Census of Starksboro, VT, claims he was born in NY, which is probably true. I have often found that people may have their birth records listed in two different places I suspect that Joseph was b. in Dutchess County, NY.

Mary. I have no records for her, but I am guessing that she was b. ca 1782 at Dutchess County.

Judith, b. 12 Jun 1784, at Ferrishburgh. (VT VR Birth Record Card). Lists father Henry ae. 26 and mother Lydia ae. 25.

Sarah, b. 9 Sep 1786, at Ferrisburgh. (VT VR Birth Record Card). Lists father Henry ae. 28 and mother Lydia ae. 27.

Asa, b. ca Feb 1789 at Danby, Rutland County, VT (VT VR Death Record Card. He died 31 Mar 1870, ae 81 yrs and 1 mo., at Hinesburgh, Chittenden County, VT (just north of Ferrisburgh). DR lists fatherHenry and mother Lydia. Why the Danby birthplace is unknown. There was a Henry listed at Danby as head of household in the 1791 Census.

Anna, b. 23 Jul 1791 at Ferrisburgh (VT VR Birth Record Card). Lists father Henry ae. 33 and mother Lydia ae. 32).

I find Henry Chase living at Salisbury, Addison County, VT, in 1800; and in Starksboro in 1810. No further record.

Henry was, according to my calculation a second cousin of the Abraham, whom I think is my ancestor. I think they all came from Dutchess County as part of a Quaker group who left the Beekman Patent in the early 1780s. They may have stayed a while at Danby before moving on to Ferrisburgh, but I doubt that my Abraham was a tavern owner there (Danby). Of course, this is just conjecture and cannot be proved.

This additional information seems to lend credence to the idea that several members of the Quaker church of the Oblong, Dutchess County, NY, left there in in the early 1780s and removed to western Vermont, perhaps to Danby in Rutland County, but also north to Addison County on the eastern shores of Lake Champlain. At the close to the Revolutionary War and the Treaty of Paris in 1783, there had to have been a seriously large pent up mass of people wanting to claim lands north of the earlier settled lands in southern New York and New England, and the Quaker exodus from the Beekman Patent to Addison County Vermont, was probably a part of this movement.

John Roger Wood
1370 Oakhaven Drive
Roswell, Georgia 30075
email jlw562@gmail.com

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Allen Family, The, Descendants of George Allen of England and Sandwich, Massachusetts
by Jack E. MacDonald. Published online by Jack E. MacDonald of Powell, Wyoming. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jacmac/allen.pdf. LAST UPDATED: 8 February 2012
Compiled By:
Jack E. MacDonald
Road 9
Powell, Wyoming
E-Mail Me At:
jacmac43@yahoo.com
History and Map of Danby, Vermont
by J.C. Williams, published at Rutland, VT, 1869.
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New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 87, 1933, Some of the Descendants of William Chase of Roxbury and Yarmouth, Mass. Compiled by George Walter Chamberlain, of Malden, Mass. Note: this source has many glaring discrepancies.
Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York
, The, compiled by Frank Doherty.
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, compiled and published by Jay Mack Holbrook in 1982
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Abraham probably was a Quaker. His parents and those of his wife Lydia were Quakers. He lived in 1770 at Danby, Rutland, Vermont.
According to NEHGR [87:253] an Abraham may have moved from Nine Partners, NY, to Danby, VT, where he may have owned an inn from 1774 to 1790. The Register article also says that he moved to Plattsburgh after he stopped being an innkeeper in 1790. However, the 1791 U.S. Census for Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, has an Abraham Chase with 6 males of age 16+, 2 males under 16 and 7 females. I suspect that he stopped off in Ferrisburgh before going to Plattsburgh, if he went to Plattsburgh at all.

This Abraham also is supposed to have died in August 1791, supposedly in Plattsburgh, NY. The only Chase listed in Clinton, County, New York, in the 1800 Census was Enoch, presumably Abraham's son. No Chase lived there in 1790.

I think the Abraham of Danby and the Abraham of Ferrisburgh are two different people. Elizabeth, the daughter of the Ferrisburgh Abraham was born at Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY, 23 Apr 1776, according to her death record, so the Ferrisburgh Abraham could not possibly have been the Danby tavern owner, who allegedly came to Danby in 1770.

I think instead the Ferrisburgh Abraham left Dutchess County some time during the 1780s and settled in Ferrisburgh along with several members of the Quakers who moved to Ferrisburgh at the same time. His second cousin Henry Chase was one who went to Ferrisburgh with his family.

Abraham may well have lived for a short time at Danby and his three youngest children may have been born there.

There does seem to be a connection between Dutchess County, NY, and Danby, but the only Chase child that was born in Danby (or at least had his birth registered there is Asa, son of Henry, b. Feb 1789. He lived in 1791 at Ferrisburg, Addison, Vermont. He is listed with 6 males of 16 or more years, 2 males under 16 and 7 females.
Abraham was born at Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, on 26 December 1748.1 He married Lydia Allen circa 1769 at probably, Nine Partners, Duthess, New York,
Both the history of Danby and Hemmenway's Vermont Gazetteer say that Abraham came to Danby in 1770 from Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY with his wife Lydia. There is no mention of a wife named Elizabeth. The only mention of Elizabeth comes from the Register [87:253].

Abraham and Lydia were probably married in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY, before moving to Danby.

The problem still remains, however, as to the ancestry of Lydia.

There is much conflicting information about the wives or wife of Abraham Chase. Only the Chase Desc. claims he married Elizabeth first then her sister Lydia about 1786.

The Chase Families and the Georgia Vermont Vital Records both say that he only married Lydia and that Abraham and Lydia came to Danby in the 1770s.1,2,3,4 Abraham Chase lived in 1770 at Danby, Rutland, Vermont.
According to NEHGR [87:253] an Abraham may have moved from Nine Partners, NY, to Danby, VT, where he may have owned an inn from 1774 to 1790. The Register article also says that he moved to Plattsburgh after he stopped being an innkeeper in 1790. However, the 1791 U.S. Census for Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, has an Abraham Chase with 6 males of age 16+, 2 males under 16 and 7 females. I suspect that he stopped off in Ferrisburgh before going to Plattsburgh, if he went to Plattsburgh at all.

This Abraham also is supposed to have died in August 1791, supposedly in Plattsburgh, NY. The only Chase listed in Clinton, County, New York, in the 1800 Census was Enoch, presumably Abraham's son. No Chase lived there in 1790.

I think the Abraham of Danby and the Abraham of Ferrisburgh are two different people. Elizabeth, the daughter of the Ferrisburgh Abraham was born at Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY, 23 Apr 1776, according to her death record, so the Ferrisburgh Abraham could not possibly have been the Danby tavern owner, who allegedly came to Danby in 1770.

I think instead the Ferrisburgh Abraham left Dutchess County some time during the 1780s and settled in Ferrisburgh along with several members of the Quakers who moved to Ferrisburgh at the same time. His second cousin Henry Chase was one who went to Ferrisburgh with his family.

Abraham may well have lived for a short time at Danby and his three youngest children may have been born there.

There does seem to be a connection between Dutchess County, NY, and Danby, but the only Chase child that was born in Danby (or at least had his birth registered there is Asa, son of Henry, b. Feb 1789.1,5,6,7 He married Elizabeth Allen between 1781 and 1787 at perhaps, Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont.8 Abraham Chase lived in 1791 at Ferrisburg, Addison, Vermont. He is listed with 6 males of 16 or more years, 2 males under 16 and 7 females.9 He died on 11 August 1791 at perhaps, Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont. At age 42
He may have died in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY, although he probably died in Ferrisburg, VT, even though the Vermont Historical Gazette says he went to Plattsburgh.

There is an Abraham Chase listed as living in Ferrisburg in the 1790 census, which was actually done in 1791.

I am not at all convinced that he moved to Plattsburgh, let alone died there. He was listed as head of household at Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vermont, in the 1791 census, and he was only 43 at the time. There are no records of his death in Plattsburgh, nor is there a grave on record.

I think this Abraham did not move to Plattsburgh, but instead remained in Ferrisburg. If he went to Plattsburgh, it may have been with his eldest son Enoch, who might have been the Enoch Chase listed as a resident of Plattsburgh for the 1800 and 1810 censuses.

I suppose Abraham might have been with son Enoch looking over property at Plattsburgh when he suddenly died, however, Enoch would only have been 16 at the time. I think this notion is unlikely, as is the notion of Abraham having died at Plattsburgh. A late summer death in 1791 is possible, but it is more likely to have been at Ferrisburg.1,10

Family 1

Lydia Allen b. s 1748, d. a 7 Aug 1786
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Allen b. c 1744
Child

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:253.
  2. [S399] J. C. Williams, History of Danby, 123.
  3. [S400] Abby Maria Hemenway VT Gazetteer, [3:617].
  4. [S837] Frank L. Doherty, Beekman Patent Settlers, 3:369.
  5. [S843] 1791 US Census, Vermont, Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
  6. [S405] 1800 New York Census, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York.
  7. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Death Record Card for Elizabeth (Chase) Martin.
  8. [S805] Allen Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jacmac/…, 2015 Revision: 242.
  9. [S843] 1791 US Census, Vermont, unknown cd.
  10. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  11. [S336] "Register", 87:254.

Lydia Ann Martin1

F, b. 26 July 1811, d. 10 May 1882
Father*Edward Martin1 b. c 1772, d. bt 1810 - 1820
Mother*Elizabeth Chase2 b. 24 Apr 1776, d. 9 Nov 1860
     Lydia was born at Ferrisburg, Addison, Vermont, on 26 July 1811.1,3 As of 10 October 1837,her married name was Lazell.1 She married Lorenzo Lazell on 10 October 1837 at Swanton, Franklin, Vermont.1 Lydia Ann Martin died on 10 May 1882 at Swanton, Franklin, Vermont. At age 70.1,4 She was buried after 10 May 1882 at Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, Franklin, Vermont.3

Family

Lorenzo Lazell b. 23 Jun 1808, d. 25 Feb 1894

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 89-25.
  2. [S336] "Register", 87-253.
  3. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 20474861.
  4. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF9K-CL3 : accessed 6 December 2015), Martin in entry for Lydia Martin Laselle, 10 May 1882, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 540,113.

Lorenzo Lazell1

M, b. 23 June 1808, d. 25 February 1894
     Lorenzo was born at Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, on 23 June 1808.1 He married Lydia Ann Martin on 10 October 1837 at Swanton, Franklin, Vermont.1 Lorenzo Lazell died on 25 February 1894 at Swanton, Franklin, Vermont. At age 85.1

Family

Lydia Ann Martin b. 26 Jul 1811, d. 10 May 1882

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 89-25.

Lydia Allen1,2,3

F, b. say 1748, d. after 7 August 1786
Father*Seth Allen4 b. 28 Jul 1703, d. b 10 Dec 1755
Mother*Anne Whitely4 b. c 1721, d. b 16 Jun 1753
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     Lydia was born at perhaps, Charlotte, Dutchess, New York, say 1748. Her birth year is a guess based on the birth year of her husband Abraham, as well as her estimated age at the time of her marriage. She could have been born as late as 1752, which would have made her 17 at her marriage in 1769..1,5,6,7 She married Abraham Chase circa 1769 at probably, Nine Partners, Duthess, New York,
Both the history of Danby and Hemmenway's Vermont Gazetteer say that Abraham came to Danby in 1770 from Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY with his wife Lydia. There is no mention of a wife named Elizabeth. The only mention of Elizabeth comes from the Register [87:253].

Abraham and Lydia were probably married in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, NY, before moving to Danby.

The problem still remains, however, as to the ancestry of Lydia.

There is much conflicting information about the wives or wife of Abraham Chase. Only the Chase Desc. claims he married Elizabeth first then her sister Lydia about 1786.

The Chase Families and the Georgia Vermont Vital Records both say that he only married Lydia and that Abraham and Lydia came to Danby in the 1770s.1,6,5,8 As of circa 1769,her married name was Chase.1 Lydia Allen died after 7 August 1786 at Danby, Rutland, Vermont.9

Family

Abraham Chase b. 26 Dec 1748, d. 11 Aug 1791
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:253.
  2. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: Massachusetts County, District and Probate Courts. Bristol County, MA. Accessed 1 Jan 2017.
  3. [S805] Allen Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jacmac/…, 2015 Revision:107.
  4. [S805] Allen Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jacmac/…, 94.
  5. [S400] Abby Maria Hemenway VT Gazetteer, [3:617].
  6. [S399] J. C. Williams, History of Danby, 123.
  7. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  8. [S837] Frank L. Doherty, Beekman Patent Settlers, 3:369.
  9. [S837] Frank L. Doherty, Beekman Patent Settlers, 9:882.
  10. [S336] "Register", 87:254.

Lydia Chase1

F, b. 7 August 1786
Father*Abraham Chase1 b. 26 Dec 1748, d. 11 Aug 1791
Mother*Lydia Allen1 b. s 1748, d. a 7 Aug 1786
     Lydia was born at perhaps, Danby, Rutland, Vermont, on 7 August 1786.1,2 As of say 1807,her married name was Martin.1 She married William Martin say 1807 at perhaps, Ferrisburg, Addison, Vermont, Her marriage date is an estimate based on an average age of 21 at the time of marriage.1

Family

William Martin b. 8 Nov 1782, d. 22 May 1868

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:254.
  2. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:9MJX-PD8 : accessed 2017-01-03), entry for Lydia Chase.

William Martin1

M, b. 8 November 1782, d. 22 May 1868
Father*Reuben Martin2 b. 17 Jun 1746, d. 30 Sep 1838
Mother*Sarah Williams2 b. 25 Aug 1754, d. 23 Mar 1845
     William was born at Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, on 8 November 1782.2 He married Lydia Chase say 1807 at perhaps, Ferrisburg, Addison, Vermont, Her marriage date is an estimate based on an average age of 21 at the time of marriage.3 William Martin lived in 1810 at Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont. He was living next to his father Reuben.4 He died on 22 May 1868 at Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont. At age 85.5

Family

Lydia Chase b. 7 Aug 1786

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87-254.
  2. [S22] IGI, LDS.
  3. [S336] "Register", 87:254.
  4. [S401] 1810 Federal Census of Vermont, Vermont, unknown cd.
  5. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFK4-67D : accessed 12 December 2015), William Martin, 22 May 1868, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,623.

Abraham Chase1

M, b. 17 September 1787, d. 27 August 1866
Father*Abraham Chase1 b. 26 Dec 1748, d. 11 Aug 1791
Mother*Elizabeth Allen1,2 b. c 1744
     Abraham was born at possibly, Danby, Rutland, Vermont, on 17 September 1787.1 He married Lucy Cooley say 1824 at probably, Willsboro, Essex, New York.3 Abraham Chase died on 27 August 1866 at Willsboro, Essex, New York. At age 78.4 He was buried after 27 August 1866 at Memorial Cemetery, Willsboro, Essex, New York.4
Abraham Chase, Jr. gravestone. Memorial Cemetery, Willsboro, Essex County, NY. Inscription reads, "Abraham Chase DIED Aug. 27 1860 Ae 79 Yrs."

Family

Lucy Cooley b. 1798, d. 2 Sep 1863

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:254.
  2. [S805] Allen Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jacmac/…, 2015 Revision: 242.
  3. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 32965658.
  4. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 32965632.

Joseph Chase1

M, b. say 1685, d. 25 November 1730
Father*William Chase III2 b. c 1645, d. b 16 Aug 1737
Mother*Hannah Sherman1 b. 1647, d. b 6 Dec 1732
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     Joseph was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, say 1685.1 He married Abigail Tucker on 10 August 1710 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,3 Joseph Chase died on 25 November 1730 at Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.1

Family

Abigail Tucker b. 21 Oct 1688
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:128.
  2. [S336] "Register", 87:51.
  3. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:214.
  4. [S336] "Register", 87:254.

Abigail Tucker1

F, b. 21 October 1688
Father*Abraham Tucker1 b. 13 Oct 1653, d. 26 Sep 1725
Mother*Mary Slocum2,3 b. 3 Jul 1660, d. 25 Sep 1689
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     Abigail was born at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 21 October 1688.1,4 As of 10 August 1710,her married name was Chase.1 She married Joseph Chase on 10 August 1710 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,5 As of 6 June 1734,her married name was Pierce.1 Abigail Tucker married Isaac Pierce on 6 June 1734 at Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island.1,6

Family 1

Joseph Chase b. s 1685, d. 25 Nov 1730
Children

Family 2

Isaac Pierce

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:128.
  2. [S336] "Register", 87-128.
  3. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:287.
  4. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:284.
  5. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:214.
  6. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series.
  7. [S336] "Register", 87:254.

Isaac Pierce1

M
     Isaac Pierce married Abigail Tucker on 6 June 1734 at Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island.2,3

Family

Abigail Tucker b. 21 Oct 1688

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87-128.
  2. [S336] "Register", 87:128.
  3. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series.

Abraham Tucker1

M, b. 13 October 1653, d. 26 September 1725
Father*Henry Tucker1 b. c 1619, d. 21 Apr 1694
Mother*Martha unknown1 b. s 1630, d. 9 Nov 1697
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     Abraham was born at Perhaps, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, on 13 October 1653.2,3 He married Mary Slocum on 26 October 1679 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.4,5 Abraham Tucker married Hannah Mott on 26 November 1690 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.5 Abraham Tucker died on 26 September 1725 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts. At age 71.6

Family 1

Mary Slocum b. 3 Jul 1660, d. 25 Sep 1689
Children

Family 2

Hannah Mott
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:128.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 4:338.
  3. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, Rhode Island Friends Records - Volume VII.
  4. [S336] "Register", 87-128.
  5. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:515.
  6. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 3:75.
  7. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:286.
  8. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:287.
  9. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:285.
  10. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:288.
  11. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:284.

Mary Slocum1

F, b. 3 July 1660, d. 25 September 1689
Father*Giles Slocum2 b. 28 Sep 1623, d. a 10 Oct 1681
Mother*Joan Cook2 b. s 1620, d. 31 Aug 1679
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     Mary was born at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, on 3 July 1660.2 She married Abraham Tucker on 26 October 1679 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.3,4 As of 26 October 1679,her married name was Tucker.3,4 Mary Slocum died on 25 September 1689 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts. At age 29.5

Family

Abraham Tucker b. 13 Oct 1653, d. 26 Sep 1725
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 87:128.
  2. [S336] "Register", 34:392.
  3. [S336] "Register", 87-128.
  4. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:515.
  5. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 3:76.
  6. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:286.
  7. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:287.