Edited by RAYMOND E.
Nebraska Historical Library, Lincoln, Nebraska
1. AQUILA1 CHASE, born about 1618, came to New England about 1639.(a) In June, 1640, he and his brother, Thomas Chase, were granted land at Hampton, New Hampshire. Both are called seamen and it seems likely that they had been sailors on one of the boats, that were bringing settlers to the New England coast. There is no indication that either man had learned a trade or that either was of the Puritan faith. Both brothers signed documents with their marks.
Aquila Chase married about 1644 Anne, daughter of John and Ann (Yeoman) Wheeler of Hampton, and formerly of Salisbury, county Wilts, England. In 1646 the town of Newbury, Massachusetts, offered him a grant of land on condition that he "do goe to sea and do service in the town with a boat for four years." He removed to Newbury the same year. He was commander of a coasting vessel between Newburyport and Boston. His oldest child was born at Hampton, the others at Newbury. He died at Newbury, December 21, 1670, aged 52, having lived there twenty-four years. His widow Anne married, secondly, Daniel Mussilloway, a young Irishman, 25 years of age. She died April 21, 1687. After her death Daniel Mussilloway married again and raised a family.(b)
2. THOMAS2 CHASE (Aquila1) was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, July 25, 1654, and was sixteen years old when his father died. In 1675 he served in King Philip's War in Capt. Samuel Appleton's Company and took part in the Great Swamp Fight. He was a carpenter and lived near the road leading to the Amesbury ferry. Thomas Chase married first, November 22, 1677, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and Mary Follansbee, born about 1660. She died December 27, 1711. He married, secondly, August 2, 1714, Elizabeth Moores, probably a widow, who surveved him. He died at Newbury, Febraury (sic) 25, 1733(f),
Children of Thomas2 and Rebecca
i. Thomas, b. Sept. 15, 1680; d. Feb. 10, 1756; m. Sara Stevens; eight children; lived at Newbury.
ii. Jonathan, b. Jan. 13, 1682/3; d. Stratham, N. H., May 3, 1749; m. Joanna Palmer of Bradford, Mass.
3. iii. James, b. Sept. 15, 1685.
iv. Aquila, b. July 15, 1688; d. Ipswich, Mass., Mar. 17, 1713/4; m. 1712, Mary Smith; only child died in
v. Ruth, b. Feb. 28, 1690/1; m. Nathaniel Miller of Rehoboth, Mass., May 29, 1716.
vi. Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1694/5; m. ----------------- Horton, perhaps of Rehoboth.
vii. Josiah, b. July 15, 1697; d. before July 30, 1723; m. May 15, 1718, Boston, Sarah Porter; only child,
Edward, living in 1732.
Child of Thomas2 and Elizabeth (------)
xi. Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1715; m. Aug. 17, 1732, Benjamin Rogers.
3. JAMES3 CHASE (Thomas2, Aquila1) was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, September 15, 1685, and died in June or July 1753. He married, first, about 1706, Lydia, daughter of John Johnson of Haverhill, who died August 2, 1707. He married, secondly, December 17, 1707, Martha, twin daughter of the unfortunate Ezra Rolfe of Haverhill. It is said that she, a mere baby, was scalped by the Indians in the Haverhill massacre, October, 1689, at the time her father lost his life. After her death, he married, thirdly, May 21, 1739, Elizabeth Peterson. He was a farmer.(g)
Child of James3 and Lydia (Johnson)
i. John, b. July 15, 1707; d. before Feb. 11, 1732; m. Hannah Hoyt; only surviving child, Johnson Chase,
d. in 1761, leaving young children.
Children of James3 and Martha (Rolfe)
ii. James, d. Jan. 1709.
4. iii. James, b. Aug. 14, 1709; bp. Apr. 21, 1717.
iv. Nathaniel, b. May 10, 1711; twice married; lived at Haverhill, 1743 to 1753.
v. Rebecca, b. Feb. 14, 1712/3; m. Joseph Nichols, Feb. 1, 1732/3.
vi. Aquila, b. Apr. 14, 1714; d. young.
vii. Aquila, b. May 10, 1715; twice married; thirteen children.
viii. Mary, b. July 19, 1717; m. Reuben Mace, Sept. 20, 1739.
ix. Ezra, b. May 25, 1720; d. Feb. 16, 1799, Leominster, Mass.; m. Abigail Lowe; ten children; served in
French and Indian War and in Revolution.
x. Ebenezer, b. June 15, 1721; m. Dorothy Foot; thirteen children; moved to Brentwood, N. H.
4. JAMES4 CHASE (James3, Thomas2, Aquila1) was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, August 14, 1709, and died at Haverhill in 1801 or 1802. He married, first, September 18, 1739, Hannah, daughter of John and Prudence (Merrill) Bartlett, born April 24, 1718, Amesbury. He married, secondly, March 25, 1746, Abigail, daughter of John and Sarah (Butler) Bailey, born January 14, 1724/5. After her death, April 1, 1785, he married, thirdly, August 23, 1785, Mrs. Mehitabel Emerson, probably Mehitabel Haseltine, widow of Joseph Emerson. He moved to Haverhill between 1762 and 1764, where he served on town committees during the Revolution. In later life he was called Capt. James Chase.(h)
Children of James4 and Hannah (Bartlett)
i. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1, 1740; d. July 5, 1772; m. Daniel Horton, Nov. 15, 1759, not his brother Obediah
as given by J. C. Chase.
Children of James4 and Abigail (Bailey)
iv. William, bp. Feb. 1, 1747; d. young.
v. Edmund, b. Sept. 19, 1748; m. Hannah Pecker.
5. vi. James, b. Mar. 6, 1751.
vii. William, bp. June 24, 1753.
viii. Abigail, b. Aug. 22, 1756; m. Ephraim Stephens.
ix. Daniel, b. Nov. 7, 1761; m. Mary Clements.
Thomas2, Aquila1) born at
Newbury, Massachusetts, March 6, 1751, married at Haverhill,
October 15, 1772, Elizabeth, daughter of James and Ruth (Ladd)
Haseltine, who was born at Haverhill, December 1, 1752. In 1777 or
1778 he moved to Atkin son, New Hampshire, and between 1781 and
1783 he settled at Loudon, where he was still living in
1804.(i) He was evidently the James Chase who was a
member of Capt. Timothy Eaton's Company of Minute men and who
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775. Apparently he was the
James Chase, who received travel allowance from Ticonderoga in
1776 as a member of Capt. Timothy Eaton's
Children of James5 and Elizabeth (Haseltine) Chase:
i. Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1773, Haverhill.
ii. James Bailey, b. Mar. 10, 1774 (1775?) ; d. Feb. 25, 1776, Haverhill.
6. iii. Isaiah, b. Dec. 5, 1776, Haverhill.
iv. Bailey, b. Nov. 2, 1778, Atkinson, N. H.; d. 1795, Loudon.
v. James, b. Oct. 23, 1780, Atkinton, N. H.; d. Sept. 25, 1795; Loudon. vi. Abigail, b. Apr. 6, 1783,
vii. William, b. May 6, 1785, Loudon.
viii. Amos, b. Oct. 29, 1787, Loudon.
ix. Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1790, Loudon.
x. Leavitt, b. Dec. 30, 1791, Loudon.
xi. Ruth, b. Mar. 15, 1794, Loudon.
xii. Tryphena, b. Sept. 2, 1796, Loudon.
6. ISAIAH6 CHASE (James5-4-3, Thomas2, Aquila1) was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, December 5, 1776, and married at Loudon, New Hampshire, December 5 (or 8), 1799, Abigail (Nabby), born June 19, 1779, daughter of Libe and Love (Blaisdell) Bachelder. He died at Loudon, October 17, 1858, his widow surviving till October 10, 1859. (k)
Children of Isaiah6 and Abigail
i. Harriet, b. June 25, 1800, Loudon; bp. Sept. 21, 1800, Haverhill; d. July 6, 1849; m. Alfred Haynes,
June 10, 1829.
7. IRA ALLEN7 CHASE (Isaiah6, James5-4-3, Thomas2, Aquila1) was born at Loudon, New Hampshire, January 22, 1804. He married, January 10, 1827, Hannah, daughter of Shadrack and Rebecca (Chamberlain) Cate. They lived at Loudon, where he died April 25, 1853. His wife had already died December 16, 1850.(k)
Children of Ira Allen and Hannah (Cate) Chase:
i. Angie H., m. Rev. Will Jones.
ii. Henry Bachelor, b. Mar. 14, 1829; d. Oct. 24, 1918; m. Catherine Hannaford; lived at Rockford, Ill.
8. iii. Hiram Cate, b. Jan. 11, 1831.
iv. Hannah E., b. Oct. 3, 1832; m. Sam Morrill.
v. Rebecca A.; m. Thomas F. Brown, Nov. 9, 1856.
vi. Ira A.; m. Emeline Batchelder, Sept. 5, 1852; lived at Unionville, 0.
vii. John, b. Jan. 1839; d. Aug. 26, 1841.
viii. Redford H., d. Jan. 23, 1841, abt. a year old.
ix. John C., b. 1842; d. Jan. 9, 1880; o. s. p.
x. Redford H., d. at 3 years of age.
xi. Redford H., b. Feb. 1848; d. July 9, 1865.
8. HIRAM CATE8 CHASE (Ira Allen 7, Isaiah6, James5-4-3, Thomas2, Aquila1) was born at Loudon, New Hampshire, January 11, 1831. As a young man he taught school along the coast of Maine and then studied medicine in his uncle's office. In 1855 he moved to Strawberry Point, Iowa. There he married, first, February 25, 1858, Eunice Bedora, daughter of Robert and Roccina (Gleason) Lyon, who was born in Jefferson County, New York, August 11, 1836. He lived in Clayton County, Iowa, where he farmed and practised medicine. About 1862 he left his family with relatives, while he went to Chicago to take a medical course. His first wife died December 4, 1877, and he married, secondly, August 21, 1878, Ellen Susan Knight of Strawberry Point, born at Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1883 Hiram Chase moved to a farm six miles west of Loup City, Nebraska, and a few years later, to a farm a mile north of Mason City, Nebraska. He died there September 29, 1903. His widow died at Mason City, April 17, 1928.(l)
Children of Hiram C. and Eunice B. (Lyon)
i. Redford M., b. Feb. 1, 1859; d. Mar. 13, 1859.
9. ii. Warren Tinker, b. Apr. 3, 1860.
iii. Clara Bedora, b. Apr. 4, 1862; d. Aug. 18, 1863.
iv. Rebecca Eliza, b. Jan. 28, 1864; m. Arthur M. Bennett, Loup City, Neb.; both dec'd; 2 children.
Children of Hiram C. and Ellen S. (Knight)
xi. John, b. June 10, 1879; d. Sept. 2, 1880, diphtheria.
xii. Fred Garfield, b. June 7, 1881; widower; no children; lives at Wellington, Colo.
xiii. Ruby Kate, b. Feb. 3, 1883; m. John M. Slater; children; lives at Broadwater, Neb.
xiv. Nellie Susan, b. Feb. 26, 1885; married Chris Nelson, brother of Hannah Nelson above; children; they
lived at Mason City.
xv. Clyde Stevens, b. Feb. 16, 1887; moved to Chatham, N. Y., where he married; children; d. Mar. 18,
xvi. William, b. Sept. 27, 1889; widower; children; lived (1940) at Midwest, Wyo.
xvii. Carl, b. Dec. 25, 1896; lived (1940) at Alliance, Neb.
xviii. Jessie M., b. Sept. 9, 1899; m. J. N. Jacobsen; lived (1940) at Los Angelos, Calif.
9. WARREN TINKER9 CHASE (Hiram Cate8, Ira Allen 7, Isaiah6, James5-4-3, Thomas2, Aquila1) was born in Clayton County, Iowa, at Strawberry Point, April 3, 1860. He attended Upper Iowa University at Fayette and Rush Medical College, Chicago. He first visited Sherman County in 1880, returning a little later to make it his home and take up the practice of medicine. As a pioneer physician he covered a wide territory, making many of his calls on horseback. Dr. Warren T. Chase married, May 11, 1885, at Loup City, Miss Della, daughter of Jacob and Martha (Pfieffer) Shetlar, who was born July 2, 1861, Jelloway P. 0., Knox County, Ohio. After a few years as a frontier doctor he gave up his medical practice and went into business as a druggist, which he continued 29 years. In 1903 he put in an acetylene gas plant, the first public light plant in Loup City. He owned a large farm west of Loup City and for several years was Vice-President of the First National Bank. He was a member of the Masons for 56 years. Dr. Chase died at Loup City June 12, 1940. His widow died September 8, 1941, at the home of her daughter in Lincoln.
Child of Warren T. and Della (Shetlar) Chase:
i. Lela, b. Aug. 8,1886; m. July 25, 1908, Raymond E. Dale; 8 children, 7 living; lives in Lincoln, Neb.
These records were copied from the original manuscript and annotated by the editor. The manuscript was discovered by the editor along with many other census papers in a vault in the library of the
[p. 1] John D. Neligh(a), 33, Pa.;
wife, Catharine B. Neligh, 28, Pa.; children, Alice A., 4, Neb.;
Grant, 1, Neb.
J. J. Schadaman, 35, Germany.
Martin Stuefer(b) , 46, Germany; wife, Johanna Stuefer, 46, Germany; children, William, 18, Wis.;
Carl, 16, Wis.; Martin, 14, Wis.; Anna, 13, Wis.; Louise, 11, Wis.; Arnold, 9, Wis.; Paul, 5, Wis.;
Pauline, 3, Wis.
Franjott Sporn, 29, Germany.
David Neligh, 39, Pa.; wife, Mary Jane Neligh, 35, Pa.; children, Jeremiah, 16, Pa.; Frank, 14, Pa.; David,
12, Pa.; George H., 11, Pa.; Jno. D., 7, Pa.; Jane, 4, Pa.; Ambrose, 2, Pa.
F. M. Dupray, 33, 0.; wife, Nancy K. Dupray, 26, N. Y.; children, Cora E., 4, Ia.; Emma C., 3, Ia.;
Margaretta, 9 mo., Neb
[p. 2] Otis Webb, 21, N. Y.
William Stark, 57, Germany; wife, Heinreetta Stark, 41, Germany; children, August(c), 20, Germany;
William, 19, Germany; Carl, 15, Germany; Carl Horn, 14, Wis.; Albertina Horn, 13, Wis.; Bertha
Stark, 9, Wis.; Herman Stark, 6, Wis.; John Stark, 4, Wis.
Rufus A. Rhodes, 37, N. Y.; wife, Mary A. Rhodes, 37, N. Y.; dau., Ida, 10, Mich.; Delilah, 7, Mich.;
Elnora, 5, Mich.
Wm. Rhodes, 64, N. Y.; wife, Electa Rhodes, 60, N. Y.; children, John G., 27, N. Y.; Welthy A.
(perhaps wife of John G.), 25, N. Y.; Luther D(e)., 25, N. Y.; Amy J., 19, N. Y.; Nancy E., 18,
N. Y.; Wm. H., 2 mo., Neb.
B. B. Moore(d), 64, Vt.; Abraham, 26, Mich.; Anna, 46, N. Y.; Oscar, 18, Mich.
A. L. Ward(e), 35, Mass.
Ernest Schlecht, 38, Germany; [p. 3] wife, Emelia Schlecht, 30, Germany; children, Minna, 9, Wis.;
Emelia, 8, Wis.; Will, 6, Wis.; Hellena, 5, Wis.; Ida, 3, Wis.; Ernst, 1, Neb.