When Priscilla Chase was born on 15 January 1799, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Chase, was 34 and her mother, Deborah Baker, was 31. She married Abiel Smith about 1830, in Colton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Colton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1850.
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.
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