Col. Thomas Chase Jr

Male22 February 1782–15 October 1856

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Col. Thomas Chase Jr was born on 22 February 1782, in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Chase Sr., was 26 and his mother, Desire Luce, was 25. He married Phebe Hathaway on 12 April 1802. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Piscataquis, Maine, United States in 1850. He died on 15 October 1856, in Farmington Falls, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Livermore, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Col. Thomas Chase Jr
Phebe Hathaway
Marriage: 12 April 1802
Lewis Chase
Laura Chase
Thomas Chase
Samuel Chase
about 1808–1855
Phoebe Chase
about 1814–1888
Cyrus Chase
about 1816–1885
Lewis Chase
Linus Chase
Rufus Chase
Cornelius Chase
Almeda Chase
Addison Hathaway Chase

Sources (9)

  • Thomas Chase, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Unknown in entry for Thomas Chase, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"
  • Thomas Chase, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1802
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 1

    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 4

    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.


    Age 21

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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