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.
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.