Capt. Ephraim Chase, Continental Navy

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Ephraim Chase

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Death: April 17, 1836 (91)
East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States
Place of Burial: East Machias, Washington County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Israel Chase and Welthea Chase
Husband of Lydia Chase
Father of Cynthia Chase; William Chase; William Chase; Betsey Chase; Apollos Chase and 9 others
Brother of Israel Chase, Jr.; Ebenezer Chase; Hannah Chase; Shadrach Chase; Levi Chase and 5 others

Occupation: Sawmill operator. Revolutionary War: served on the schooner "Neshquoit"
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Immediate Family

About Capt. Ephraim Chase, Continental Navy

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

Military Service

Added by E. Nickerson: He served As Captain: Schooner "Neshquoit" from May 7,1778-1782-Continental Navy. He also did service along the Maine coast and at Machais under of Colonel John Allan Supt. Eastern Indian Dept. Bringing Supplies To The Troops At Machias (Indian & Others)Ship of The British "Salute"Was Captured Off MOOSE ISLAND- By Passamaquoddy Governor/Chief- Francis Joseph and others. Re Named The " "Neshquoit" after its Native American People That Captured it!!

[p. 168] PAY ROLL OF INDIANS IN THE DEFENCE OF MACHIAS. From the Books of Col. John Allan.

1777, Dec. 31.

  • Ambroise St. Aubine,*
  • Noel Wallace,†
  • Nicholas Hawawesch,
  • Ieaguerene,
  • Capt. John Preble,
  • Lieut. Delesdernier,
  • Lieut. James Avery,
  • Noel St. Aubine,
  • Loui Roche,
  • Pierre Joseph Assademouit,
  • Toma Esquatpan,
  • Joseph Tomma,
  • Francis Blackducks,
  • Pierre Joe,
  • Pierre Toma,‡
  • Joseph Suseh,
  • Michel Forelegs,
  • Pierre Joseph,
  • John Battest Forelegs,
  • Noel Assademouit,
  • Loui Assademouit,
  • Grand Pierre,
  • Francis Joseph Howawas,
  • Charles Nocoat,
  • Jean Bap Neptune,§
  • Francis Joseph Neptune,
  • Pierre Benovet,
  • Francis Xavier,||
  • Joseph Gull,
  • ______ Queporet,
  • Andrew Quaret,
  • Paul Suseh,
  • Antoine Goudan,
  • Iashean,?
  • Jean Baptist Lapont,
  • Ettien Demour,
  • Pierre Cook,
  • Joseph Cook,||
  • Ignasce,
  • Ettiewe Nimcost,
  • Isaiah Boudraeu,
  • Jean Leblanc,
  • Nicholar Gondan,
  • Pierre Benoret,

_________________ 409£ 3s 9d.

  • *Chief of St. John tribe of Indians.
  • †Chief of Passamaquoddy tribe.
  • ‡Chief of St. John tribe.
  • §Chief of Passamaquoiddy tribe; died Jan. 6, 1778, aged 60.
  • ||Irioquois or Mohawk Indians.

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.


  • 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


  • East Machias Village Cemetery
  • East Machias
  • Washington County
  • Maine, USA

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


  • 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.
  • DAR Ancestor #: A021112 Service Pension Number: *S19238
  • 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. ..."

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Capt. Ephraim Chase, Continental Navy's Timeline

June 1, 1744
Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Age 22
December 15, 1769
Age 25
Freetown, MA
Age 24
Age 25
Machias, ME
July 27, 1771
Age 27
Machias, Washington, Maine, United States
September 15, 1773
Age 29
East Machias, Washington, ME, USA
Age 30
Machias, Washington County, Maine, United States
June 1, 1777
Age 33