Ephraim Chase (1744 - 1836) MP

‹ Back to Chase surname

Is your surname Chase?

Research the Chase family

Capt. Ephraim Chase's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Place of Burial: Machias, ME
Birthplace: Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States
Occupation: Sawmill operator. Revolutionary War: served on the schooner "Neshquoit"
Managed by: Chad Bouldin
Last Updated:
view all 25

Immediate Family

About Ephraim Chase

Capt. Ephraim Chase

  • Birth: June 1 1744 - Freetown, Massachusetts
  • Death: Apr 17 1836 - East Machias, Maine
  • Parents: Israel Chase, Wealthea Kane
  • Wife: Lydia Hathaway


  • Cynthia Chase, William Chase, Betsy Scott (born Chase), Apollos Chase, Eleazer Chase, Wealthea Chase, Cynthia Foster (born Chase), Lydia Trott (born Chase), Deborah Annas (born Chase), Esther Seavey (born Chase), Levi Chase, Mark Chase

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of Captain. DAR Ancestor #: A021112

Brief Biography

Taken From the book by Chamberlain, Some Descendants of William Chase, Descendants of Ephraim Chase

Ephraim was one of the first settlers of Machias, Maine coming with David Gardner and building the first saw mill at Chase Mills on Gardner Lake. He was known for his great strength. When his sons were men, he could take one under each arm and carry them quite a distance. The N.E. Register has him being married 26 Jan 1765 and in the Revolutionary War in Captain Peck's company at Warwick, Rhode Island in 1777 and again in 1778.


He served in the schooner "Neshquoit" from May 7,1778-1782-Navy. He also did service along the Maine coast and at Machias under supervision of Colonel John Allan Supt. Eastern Indian Dept.


  1. Hathaways of America 1970 Edition, p. 126: Lydia,6, bapt. 19 Oct 1747; d. Machias, ME, Oct 1801; m. 26 Jan 1766, D.A.R. Patriot Index, p 126 "Capt.", Ephraim Chase, son Israel and Wealthy (Keen) Chase, res. Nantucket, 4 years, then rem. Machias, ME; b. 1 Jun 1744; d. 17 Apr 1836 (N.E.H.G.R. 99-113). Her line, Silas,5; Ebenezer,4; Abraham,3; John,2; Nicholas,1.


  1. DAR Ancestor #: A021112 Service Pension Number: *S19238
  2. Narrative of the town of Machias, the old and the new, the early and late by George W. Drisko. Published 1904 by Press of the Republican in Machias, Me . Written in English. Edition Notes "Genealogy": p. [345]-578. Page 314: [War of 1812] "It is a matter of local pride that the flag, the Pine Tree Flag of 1775, did not trail, nor was it lowered or supplanted by any other 'till 1814! ... The cool head of John Cooper, Capt. Stephen Smith, Jacob Longfellow, Stephen Jones, Col. Benj, Foster, Ephraim Chase and others, saved the town the disgrace of the Oath of Allegiance; saved the town from destruction. ..."


CAPT.EPHRAIM CHASE ....... Birth: Jun. 1, 1744 Freetown Bristol County Massachusetts, USA Death: Apr. 17, 1836

Family links:

 Lydia Hathaway Chase (1747 - 1801)*

 William Chase (1769 - 1847)*
 Elezer Chase (1775 - 1859)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: East Machias Village Cemetery East Machias Washington County Maine, USA

Created by: Lin Record added: Mar 25, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 25519012

view all 16

Capt. Ephraim Chase's Timeline

June 1, 1744
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
January 6, 1766
Age 21
Age 22
December 15, 1769
Age 25
Freetown, MA
Age 25
Machias, ME
July 27, 1771
Age 27
Machias, Washington, Maine, United States
September 15, 1773
Age 29
East Machias, Washington, ME, USA
January 3, 1782
Age 37
Machias, Washington, Maine, United States
April 17, 1836
Age 91
East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States
Age 91
East Machias, Washington County, Maine, United States