Abigail Chase

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Chase was born on 26 September 1796, in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Captain Ezekial Chase, 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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James Smith
1795–1859
Abigail Chase
1796–1882
Marriage: 25 October 1817

Sources (3)

  • Abby Chase, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abby Chase, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Abigail Chase in entry for James Smith, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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

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

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

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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