Abner Lewis Chase

Male7 October 1819–23 September 1893

Brief Life History of Abner Lewis

When Abner Lewis Chase was born on 7 October 1819, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Sylvanus Chase III, was 28 and his mother, THANKFUL WIXON, was 26. He married Catherine Baker on 18 April 1844, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 September 1893, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Abner Lewis Chase
Catherine Baker
Marriage: 18 April 1844
Edwin L. Chase
Sarah C. Chase
Samuel S. Chase
William E. Chase
George B. Chase
Joseph B. Chase
Cyrus B. Chase
Mildred Chase
Susan H. Chase

Sources (46)

  • Abner L Chase, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abner Lewis Chase - birth: 7 October 1819; Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Abner L. Chase, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    18 April 1844Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1820 · Making Land more affordable

    Age 1

    "The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."


    Age 27

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or perhaps a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).

    History: Thomas Chase came to MA from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants. Samuel Chase, born in Somerset County, MD, in 1741, was one of the first members of the US Supreme Court; Philander Chase, born in Cornish, NH, in 1741 was a prominent Episcopal clergyman, and his nephew Salmon Portland Chase (1808–73), also born in Cornish, was governor of OH, a US senator, and secretary of the US Treasury during the Civil War.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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