George Washington Moses Chase

Brief Life History of George Washington Moses

When George Washington Moses Chase was born on 25 November 1830, in Catlin, Chemung, New York, United States, his father, Moses Chase, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Matilda Kent, was 18. He married Abigail Marie Russell on 23 November 1851, in Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Hartsgrove, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 20 January 1908, in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Washington Moses Chase
Abigail Marie Russell
Marriage: 23 November 1851
Ida Henretta Chase
Elizabeth Antoinette Chase
Frank L. Chase
Clara Barton Chase
Carey M. Chase

Sources (8)

  • Geo M Chase in household of Frank L Chase, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • George Chase, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Geo. M. Chase in entry for Charles P. Riley and Libbie A. Chase, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries 1836: Chemung, New York, United States

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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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