Hannah Chase

Female19 December 1753–26 October 1797

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Chase was born on 19 December 1753, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Job Chase, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Law, was 28. She married Oliver Whitney on 9 June 1779, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 26 October 1797, in Malta, Malta, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 43.

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Oliver Whitney
Hannah Chase
Marriage: 9 June 1779
Mary Ann Whitney
Hannah Whitney
John Whitney
James Whitney
Sarah Whitney
Mehitable Whitney
Oliver Whitney
Elizabeth Whitney
Betsey Whitney
Prudence Whitney
Lucy Whitney
Olive Whitney

Sources (15)

  • Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850
  • Hannah Chase, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Whitney in entry for Oliver Whitney, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1779Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (4)


    Age 23

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 23

    New York is the 11th state.

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

    Age 34

    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    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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