Matilda Selinda Chaffee

8 October 1840–
Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Matilda Selinda

When Matilda Selinda Chaffee was born on 8 October 1840, in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel Luther Chaffee, was 28 and her mother, Ursula Selenda Janes, was 22. She married Charles Smith Moulton on 24 December 1867, in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Newport, Orleans, Vermont, United States in 1910.

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Charles Smith Moulton
Matilda Selinda Chaffee
Marriage: 24 December 1867
Netta Bell Moulton

Spouse and Children

24 December 1867
Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States


    Netta Bell Moulton


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 24

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname from a derivative of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (Latin calvus). Compare Cave .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Chafee in household of Samuel S Chafee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matillda S Moultin in household of Charles S Moultin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Matilda Chaffee in household of Samuel Chaffee, "United States Census, 1860"

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