Polly Chase

about 1785–
Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Polly

Polly Chase was born about 1785, in Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States as the daughter of Col John Chase. She married James Weymouth on 5 April 1792, in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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James Weymouth
Polly Chase
Marriage: 5 April 1792
George Weymouth
George W. Weymouth
James S. Weymouth

Spouse and Children

5 April 1792
Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States


    George Weymouth


    George W. Weymouth


    James S. Weymouth


Parents and Siblings

    Col John Chase




World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 3

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 34

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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Sources (3)

  • Molly Leighton, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Polly Chase, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Polly Chase in entry for Geo W Weymouth, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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