Femaleabout 1805–

Brief Life History of Eleanor

Eleanor was born about 1805, in Pennsylvania, United States. She married Abner Chase about 1825, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Ellington Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Abner Chase
Marriage: about 1825
John Chase
Levi Chase
Joseph Chase
Charles S. Chase

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  • Eleanor Chase in household of Abner Chase, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1825Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (4)

    World Events (8)

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 7

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 


    Age 13

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 34

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    From an Old French respelling of the Old Provençal name Alienor. This has sometimes been taken as a derivative of Helen , but it is more probably of Germanic derivation (the first element being ali ‘other, foreign’ the second is obscure). The name was introduced to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine ( 1122–1204 ), who came from Aquitaine in south-west France to be the wife of King Henry II . It was also borne by Eleanor of Provence, the wife of Henry III , and Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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