Simon E. CHAFFEE

Simon E. CHAFFEE

Male 1845 - 1916  (70 years)

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  • Name Simon E. CHAFFEE  [1, 2
    • He enlisted in Company C, 141st Illinois Volunteers, as a Private. He was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant, but was taken ill with typhoid fever and was sent home. he was in a few skirmishes only. He is a farmer and in 1884 lived in Campton. [1]
    Born 21 Nov 1845  Campton Township, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Living in Campton, Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1880  [3
    Farmer 
    Census 1900  Living in Campton Twp., Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1900  [4
    Milk and Dairy Agt. 
    Census 1910  Living in Westminster, Orange Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 18 May 1916  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Notes from "Commemorative Portrait and Biographical Record of Kane and Kendall Counties, Ill.: Simon E. Chaffee is a respected citizen of this county, and a successful farmer, residing on Section 21, Campton Township, where he was born November 21, 1845. Simon E. was reared on a farm, being educated in the district schools, and at an early age began farming for himself on a portion of the old homestead. His possessions include 135 acres of land, well cultivated and improved, upon which he keeps an average of forty head of fine graded cattle for dairy purposes.
      March 26, 1867, he was united in marriage with Sarah E. Woodman, a native of Grafton County, N.H., born Feb 28, 1848, the daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Barnard) Woodman, who were also early settlers in Kane County. Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee's family circle has been brightened by the advent of seven children: Anna E., Everett S., John W., Grace H., Eleanor M., (who died January 17, 1884), Earl G., and Mabel E. During the Civil War, Mr. Chaffee served in the One Hundred and Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, Company F, also about one year after the close of the war in the Freedman's Bureau. In 1875 he was elected treasurer of the school fund, which office he has held twelve years; he has also been town clerk for ten years, and five years ago was elected supervisor, which office he now holds. He is a Republican in polities. Mr. and Mrs. Chaffee are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which they are held in high esteem. Mr. Chaffee having been trustee and steward since the erection of the present building....
    Person ID I10538  Main Tree
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2014 

    Father Eber Kise CHAFFEE,   b. 03 Dec 1799, Athens, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1877, Campton Township, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anna DAVIS,   b. 07 Apr 1803, Grafton, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1876, Campton Township, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 09 May 1822  Athens, Windham Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F05792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah E. WOODMAN,   b. 28 Feb 1848, Grafton County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1867  Virgil, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Anna Edith CHAFFEE,   b. 17 Mar 1869, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1958, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Everett Simon CHAFFEE,   b. 20 Feb 1872, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Woodman CHAFFEE,   b. 26 Mar 1874, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1944, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Gracie Hattie CHAFFEE,   b. 27 Aug 1877, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eleanor CHAFFEE,   b. 22 Sep 1879, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1884, Campton Township, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     6. Earl G. CHAFFEE,   b. 08 Sep 1881, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1960, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Mabel E. CHAFFEE,   b. Jun 1886, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ray CHAFFEE,   b. Jul 1889, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F08518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1845 - Campton Township, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Living in Campton, Kane Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Living in Campton Twp., Kane Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Living in Westminster, Orange Co., California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1916 - California Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Simon E. Chaffee Headstone
    Simon E. Chaffee Headstone
    Simon Chaffee is the son of Eber K. Chaffee and Anna Davis. He is buried in the Fairhaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Santa Ana, Orange Co., California.

    Created by: Shiver
    Photo Added by: Charles Lewis Beal

  • Sources 
    1. [S5743] The Chaffee Genealogy; Also Certain Lineages from Families in the United States, Canada and England, not descended from Thomas Chaffe 1635-1909, William H. Chaffee, (The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers).

    2. [S01981] Commemorataive Portrait and Biographical Record of Kane and Kendall Counties, Illinois.

    3. [S00589] 1880 Census Campton, Kane County, Illinois.

    4. [S00814] 1900 Census Campton Twp., Kane County, Illinois.

    5. [S01181] 1910 Census Westminster, Orange County, California.

    6. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    7. [S01813] Ancestry.com: One World Tree.