Hannah Chase

19 December 1753–26 October 1797 (Age 43)
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Oliver Whitney
1744–1813
Hannah Chase
1753–1797
Marriage: 9 June 1779
Mary Ann Whitney
1781–1863
Hannah Whitney
1782–1857
Betsey Whitney
1783–1858
John Whitney
1784–1852
James Whitney
1785–
Sarah Whitney
1786–1843
Mehitable Whitney
1788–1863
Oliver Whitney
1789–1865
Elizabeth Whitney
1791–1849
Prudence Whitney
1793–1870
Lucy Whitney
1795–
Olive Whitney
1796–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 June 1779
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1720–1791Male

    Hannah Law

    Female1725–1797Female

siblings

(10)

    Susanna Chase

    Female1744–Female

    John Chase

    Male1745–Male

    Patience Chase

    Female1748–Female

    Joseph Chase

    Male1751–Male

    Female1753–1797Female

+5 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or rather a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).2 Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa ‘hut’, ‘cottage’, ‘cabin’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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"
  • Hannah Whiting in entry for Hannah Sanders, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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