Hollis Chaffin

9 October 1807–12 November 1888 (Age 81)
Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hollis

When Hollis Chaffin was born on 9 October 1807, in Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Chaffin, was 33 and his mother, Betsey Mirick, was 27. He married Frances Louisa Emory on 3 April 1834, in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1870. He died on 12 November 1888, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Hollis Chaffin
Frances Louisa Emory
Marriage: 3 April 1834
Frederick Gates Chaffin

Spouse and Children


    Frances Louisa Emory


3 April 1834
Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


    Frederick Gates Chaffin


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 4

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname for a bald man, from Middle English chaffin, a diminutive of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (Latin calvus).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hollis Chaffin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hollis Chaffin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hollis Chaffin, "New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947"

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