Benoni Trip Chase

Male3 April 1809–19 July 1859

Brief Life History of Benoni Trip

When Benoni Trip Chase was born on 3 April 1809, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Warrin or Warren Chase, was 20 and his mother, Patience Pasha Godfrey, was 18. He married Susan Smith Wixon on 25 June 1831, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. He died on 19 July 1859, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Swan Lake Cemetery, Dennis Port, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benoni Trip Chase
Susan Smith Wixon
Marriage: 25 June 1831
Lucy Ann P Chase
Susan Adley Chase
Helen Mar Chase
Henrietta P. W. Chase
Nathalie Chase

Sources (45)

  • Benoni T Chace, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Benoni Trip Chase, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Benoni T. Chase, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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  • Marriage
    25 June 1831Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 3

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 16

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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