Capt Gilbert Chase Sr

10 August 1770–6 January 1820 (Age 49)
Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Gilbert

When Capt Gilbert Chase Sr was born on 10 August 1770, in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Peter Chase, was 27 and his mother, Hephzebah Mitchell, was 20. He married Mary Folger on 1 December 1791, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 January 1820, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Capt Gilbert Chase Sr
Mary Folger
Marriage: 1 December 1791
Elizabeth Folger Chase
William Chase
Peter Chase
Gilbert Chase I
Gilbert Chase Jr
Samuel E Chase
Mary Folger Chase
Matthew F Chase

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1791Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 6
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 16
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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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    Sources (3)

    • Gilbert Chase in entry for Jno. T. Wheeler, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
    • Gilbert Chase in entry for Eliza Folger Bowen, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"

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