Abigail Chase

26 September 1796–23 November 1882 (Age 86)
Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Chase was born on 26 September 1796, in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Ezekial Chase Captain, was 35 and her mother, Betsey Goodwin, was 29. She married James Smith on 25 October 1817, in Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, United States. She died on 23 November 1882, in Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Smith
1795–1859
Abigail Chase
1796–1882
Marriage: 25 October 1817

Spouse and Children

    James Smith

    Male1795–1859Male

    Female1796–1882Female

MARRIAGE
25 October 1817
Sebec, Piscataquis, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

    Male1784–1865Male

    Jonathan Chase

    Male1786–1840Male

    Daniel Goodwin Chase

    Male1789–1821Male

    Sarah H Chase

    Female1792–1842Female

    Female1792–1827Female

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812

Age 16

Historical Boundaries - 1812: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States; 1816: Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Penobscot, Maine, United States; 1838: Piscataquis, Maine, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Abby Chase, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Abby Chase, "Find A Grave Index"

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