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Sarah Grinnell (Chase)

Birthplace: Freetown, Plymouth Colony
Death: before June 6, 1730
Freetown, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Chase and Phillipa Chase
Wife of Daniel Grinnell
Mother of Benjamin Grinnell and Daniel Grinnell
Sister of Mary Makepeace; Phillippa Hathaway; Benjamin Chase, Jr.; Walter Chase; Bethiah Dunham and 1 other

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About Sarah Grinnell

There is some controversy as to who the daughters of Benjamin Chase married but from the wills of Benjamin Chase and of Thomas Makepeace, it is likely Sarah married a Grinnell and Mary married Thomas Makepeace (below).

Daniel Grinnell was married to Lydia Pabooodie and she outlived him, so Sarah must have been married to another Daniel Grinnell or another Grinnell. Thankfully, Erica Howton did the research and disconnected Sarah from the wrong Daniel Grinnell (April 22, 2018).

"Mary (Benjamin2 Chase William) Makepeace said to have married Thomas Makepeace. Page 157 Vol 19 NEGHR says of the children of Benjamin Chase that Mary m Grinnell and Sarah m Thomas Makepeace. While Austin in his RI Diet p 309 says Sarah m Daniel Grinnell. The will of Benjamin Chase the cooper speaks of his gr sons Daniel and Benjamin Grinnell a gr dau Sarah wife of Isaac Hathaway."

"Mr Charles Estes of Warren RI sends the following taken from the Bristol Co Registry of deeds and wills at Taunton Mass.:

"The inventory of Thomas Makepeace late of Taunton deceased was rendered Feb 4 1705 amount 42 15 10. Mary Makepeace widow of Thomas late of Taunton made oath Mar 6 1705 that this was all that her husband died seized of Mar 6 1705 John Simmous brother in law to Thomas Makepeace brought in a bill of charge which was allowed he being sick and dying at Sd Simmons's house Mar 16 or 17 1706 a second rendering of the inventory Mar 6 1705 Benj Chase appointed Guardian of Sarah Makepeace being the granddaughter of Sd Chase he giving bonds etc book 2 p 148 ."


  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, [1]. "Benjamin Grinnel the sone of Daniel Grinnel the son of Mathew Grinnel of the coloney of Rhod island Borne the 12 day of January 1696"
  • link to Torreys New England Marriages prior to 1700. Page 327
  • link to "Will of Benjamin Chase of Free., Cooper, dtd. 6 Sept. in the 3rd year of the reign of George the 2nd [1730], prob. 20 July 1731. ... Taken from: H. L. Peter Rounds, C.G., Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1687-1745 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1988)



  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Text: vol., 87, p. 51, "Some of the Descendants of William Chase of Roxbury and Yarmouth, Mass."
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Sarah Grinnell's Timeline

Freetown, Plymouth Colony
January 12, 1696
Age 20
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 22
Massachusetts, USA
June 6, 1730
Age 54
Freetown, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts