Nathaniel J. Chase

28 April 1843–12 November 1904 (Age 61)
Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Nathaniel J.

When Nathaniel J. Chase was born on 28 April 1843, in Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Jonathan Dow Chase, was 26 and his mother, Anna J Huntington, was 23. He married Emma Gillingham on 31 December 1862, in Bradford, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870 and Bennington, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States in 1900. He died on 12 November 1904, in Deering, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Nathaniel J. Chase
Maria Lydia Townes
Marriage: 31 December 1885
Sherman Nathaniel Chase
Fred Dow Chase
Nellie Maria Chase
Sarah M. Chase
Fannie May Chase
Freeman Benjamin Chase
Hattie Belle Chase

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  • Marriage
    31 December 1885Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 20
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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 (51)

    • Nathaniel J Chase in entry for Chase, "New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915"
    • Nathaniel J Chase, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Nathaniel Chase in entry for Frank Downing and Sarah M. Chase, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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