Isaac Chase

8 April 1791–10 September 1875 (Age 84)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Chase was born on 8 April 1791, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Isaac Chase, was 27 and his mother, Phebe Hall, was 25. He married Ruth Davis Dennis on 1 January 1817. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 September 1875, in New Albany City, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84.

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Isaac Chase
Ruth Davis Dennis
Marriage: 1 January 1817
Charles H Chase
Mary Dennis Chase
Albert B. Chase

Spouse and Children


    Ruth Davis Dennis


1 January 1817


    Charles H Chase


    Mary Dennis Chase


    Albert B. Chase


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 20

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.

Age 25

Indiana is the 19th state.

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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  • Isaac Chase, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Isaac Chase, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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