James Chaffee (1713 - 1799) MP

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Birthplace: Probably Swansea, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
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About James Chaffee

From the Chaffee Genealogy:

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91 James ^ Chaffee (Joseph, 3 Joseph,^ Thomas i) was born probably in Swansea, Mass., about 1713, and died in Monson, Mass., May 22, 1799.

He was married (1) in Woodstock, Conn., June 16, 1737, by John Chandler, Esq., Justice of the Peace, to Beriah Hayden of Woodstock, born February 10, 1715-16, died June 24, 1758. Her name is found on a list of the members of the Woodstock Congregational Church as early as October 30, 1743.

He married (2) in Killingly, Conn., August 8, 1759, Rhoda Cady of that place. At this time he was living in Woodstock. She died May 22, 1799, and was buried in the same grave with her husband.

  • November 4, 1747, Beriah Chaffe, an heir of Reverend John Child of Woodstock, and James Chaffee, her husband, of the same town, with other heirs of John Child, sold land to Jacob Child of Woodstock for £415.
  • James Chaffee, a voter of Woodstock, was made a Freeman, September 12, 1749.
  • The records of the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, where he lived, show that December 12, 1763, James "Chaffe" did a day's work for the church for which he was paid 3s. 6d.
  • He was drafted during the Revolution, but said that he could not leave such a large family. His son Abial, aged 15, stepped forward and, offering to take his father's place, was accepted.
  • James Chaffee was a farmer.

Children, by first wife, born in Woodstock:

  • 281 i Nathan^ Chaffee, died October 8, 1750; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, September 23, 1739.
  • + 282 ii Zebediah Chaffee, born April 11, 1741; married Mehetabel Preston.
  • 283 iii Dorothy Chaffee, born May 6, 1743; died October 27, 1823; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 22, 1743.
  • 284 iv Sarah Chaffee, born April 27, 1746 ; married Samuel Chaffee (See 320.)
  • + 285 V James Chaffee, Jr., born March 22, 1748; married Sarah Howlett.
  • + 286 vi Nathan Chaffee, born November 17, 1750; married Priscilla Wedge.
  • 287 vii Abigail Chaffee, born January 2, 1753; died; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, March 11, 1753.
  • + 288 viii Chester Chaffee, born April 6, 1755; married Caroline Walker.
  • 289 ix Calvin Chaffee, born May 12, 1757; died April 25, 1758; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, May 29, 1757.

Children, by second wife, born in Woodstock:

  • + 290 X Calvin Chaffee, born February 3, 1760; married Ruth Evidon.
  • + 291 xi Abial Chaffee, born August 13, 1761 ; married Hannah Seargent.
  • + 292 xii Charles Chaffee, born June 14, 1763; married Deborah .
  • 293 xiii Lucy Chaffee, born August 18, 1765; died; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, October 20, 1765.
  • 294 xiv Martha Chaffee, born June 22, 1768; died April 13, 1772; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, July 3, 1768.
  • + 295 XV Chadwick Chaffee, born March 16, 1771; married Abigail Moulton.
  • + 296 xvi Stephen Chaffee, born September 25, 1773; married Ruth Underwood.
  • 297 xvii Fatty Chaffee, born April 17, 1776; died in 1845.
  • 298 xviii Jemima Chaffee, born May 30, 1778; died.
  • + 299 xix Joseph Chaffee, born June 30, 1780; married Clarissa Dunham.
  • + 300 XX Leonard Chaffee, born April 11, 1782; married Betsey Needham.
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James Chaffee's Timeline

1713
1713
Probably Swansea, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1739
September 23, 1739
Age 26
Woodstock, Worcester County (Present Windham County), Province of Massachusetts (Present Connecticut)
1741
April 11, 1741
Age 28
Woodstock, Worcester County (Present Windham County), Province of Massachusetts (Present Connecticut)
1743
May 6, 1743
Age 30
Woodstock, Worcester County (Present Windham County), Province of Massachusetts (Present Connecticut)
1746
April 27, 1746
Age 33
Woodstock, Worcester County (Present Windham County), Province of Massachusetts (Present Connecticut)
1748
March 22, 1748
Age 35
Woodstock, Worcester County (Present Windham County), Province of Massachusetts (Present Connecticut)
1750
November 17, 1750
Age 37
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
1753
January 2, 1753
Age 40
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
1755
April 6, 1755
Age 42
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony
1757
May 12, 1757
Age 44
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut Colony