Pvt Amos CHAFFE

Pvt Amos CHAFFE

Male 1744 - 1815  (70 years)

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  • Name Amos CHAFFE  [1
    • Amos Chaffee was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, October 7, 1744. He was stout, broad-shouldered, five feet, ten inches in height, with a sandy complexion and blue eyes. He was a farmer. A list of those occupying seats in the Congregational church in Wilbraham dated July 3, 1770, shows that Amos Chaffee and his wife, with seven other persons, occupied pew number seventeen. He was chosen Deer Reeve in Wilbraham, march 15, 1774, and July 21, 1774, sold to Simeon, his brother, sixty-eight acres of land in that place for L20. This year also his signature is found attached to the agreement not to buy English-made goods, signed by one hundred and twenty-five men of South Wilbraham. August 5, 1775, he bought of Abner Badger land in Wilbraham for L120, and August 12, 1776, he sold to the same man land there for L100.
      He served in the Revolution as follows:

      "Chaffee, Amos. Private, Capt. Daniel Cadwell's co. Col. Timothy Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776; discharged April 2, 1777; service, 3 mos. 9 days at Ticonderoga; enlistment to expire March 25, 1777; roll dated Springfield." (Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.)

      The powder horn and gun which Amos Chaffee carried in the war are preserved by his descendants. The former is inscribed, "Amos Chaffee's Horn, made at Woodstock, Conn. April 17, 1761." On it is traced a map of North and South America.

      February 23, 1778, he bought sixty acres of land in Stafford, to which place he removed the following spring. may 31, 1779, he added to this purchase seventy acres more. December 13, 1779, he took the oath in Stafford. A list of the members of the Second Congregational church, dated March 13, 1791, contains the name of Amos Chaffee. In 1797 he moved with his family to Athens, Vt. He and his wife were granted letters to the church there August 19, 1798. In 1806 they moved to Rochester, where they spent the remainder of their lives. [1]
    Title Pvt 
    Born 9 Aug 1744  Woodstock, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1815  Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried North Hollow Cemetery, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I73540  Main Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2014 

    Father John CHAFFE, Jr.,   b. 10 Feb 1706/7, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1796  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mehitable MASCRAFT,   b. abt. 1707,   d. 29 Jun(Jan) 1803, South Wilbraham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 17 Dec 1730  Woodstock, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F29802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna BROWN,   b. 4 Oct 1748, Stafford, Tolland Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1831, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 1769  Stafford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Eleanor CHAFFEE,   b. 17 May 1771, South Wilbraham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1848  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     2. Amos CHAFFEE, Jr.,   b. 13 May 1773, South Wilbraham, Hampden Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1844, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     3. Lucy CHAFFEE,   b. 30 Apr 1776, South Wilbraham, Hampden Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1826, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     4. John CHAFFEE, Sr.,   b. 3 Sep 1778, Stafford, Tolland Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1850, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     5. Leonard Brown CHAFFEE,   b. 2 Sep 1780, Stafford, Tolland Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1866, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F29795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Amos Chaffee Headstone
    Amos Chaffee Headstone
    Amos is the son of John and Mehetabel Chaffe. He is buried in the North Hollow Cemetery in Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont.

    Created by: Misty & Company
    Photo Added by: Debra A. Glogover

  • 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. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.