Hannah Chase

26 October 1781–13 February 1830 (Age 48)
Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Chase was born on 26 October 1781, in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Dr. William Chase, was 44 and her mother, Miriam Cole, was 41. She married Salathiel Sweetser on 20 May 1806, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 13 February 1830, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 48.

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Salathiel Sweetser
Hannah Chase
Marriage: 20 May 1806
Captain William Sweetser
Miss Sweetser

Spouse and Children

    Salathiel Sweetser



20 May 1806
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States


    Captain William Sweetser


    Miss Sweetser


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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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Sources (3)

  • Hannah in entry for Sweetser, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Hannah in entry for Sweetser, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Hannah in entry for William Sweetser, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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