James Strange Chase

30 July 1802–31 October 1844 (Age 42)
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James Strange

When James Strange Chase was born on 30 July 1802, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Cpt. Benjamin Chase, was 27 and his mother, Martha Valentine, was 24. He married Deborah Lee on 11 January 1840. He died on 31 October 1844, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42.

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James Strange Chase
Deborah Lee
Marriage: 11 January 1840

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11 January 1840

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World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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  • James S. Chace, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • James S. Chace, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • James S. Chace, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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