Joel CHAFFE, Jr.

Joel CHAFFE, Jr.

Male Abt 1732 - 1802  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Joel CHAFFE  [1
    • Joel Chaffe, Jr., was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, May 6, 1733; he was a blacksmith, farmer and miller, in 1801 owning a fulling mill; as early as 1764 he owned property in Wilbraham; March 8, 1768, "Joel Chaffee Blacksmith of Wilbraham" sold to his cousin, Doctor Hezekiah Chaffe, of Windsor, Conn., for L30, ninety acres of land with the swelling house, barn and shop thereon, June 2nd following leasing this same property from Doctor Chaffe at a yearly rental of twenty shillings, the lease being for the term of Joel's life and after his death to be continued while his wife Hepzibah remained his widow; March 11, 1769, Joel Chaffe was chosen Constable of the town of Wilbraham; May 30, 1770, he owned with his wife and others, pew number three in the Congregational Church there, but July 3d of the same year, he and his wife, with five others, occupied pew number fourteen there, May 11, 1772, he was chosen Juror in Wilbraham, and that year bought of Philip Lyon of that place property there for L22; his was one of the one hundred and twenty-five signatures to an agreement made in South Wilbraham in 1774, not to buy English-made goods; in 1776 he was chosen Fence Viewer in Wilbraham, and in December of that year, was one of those elected to the office of "deerreaes"; October 18, 1779, he received $7 as bounty and mileage money for soldiers; March 22, 1786, he was chosen Surveyor; in the fall of that year, during Shays's rebellion, he served as a Private in Lieutenant Lewis Langdon's Company. Colonel Gideon Burt's Regiment of Militia, Fourth Division, who marched to Springfield in support of the Government, service from September 22 to 28, 1786; he bought land in Wilbraham from 1786 to 1799; his will, dated October 5, 1802, gave all his property to his wife, as they had no children; February 8, 1805, she sold land to Comfort Chaffe and may 10, 1808, another piece of land to Doctor Hezekiah Chaffe; both Joel and Hepzibah are buried in the old buryinggound, Hampden (formerly South Wilbraham), his tombstone bearing the following inscription:

      "Go home my friends,
      Dry up your tears,
      I must lie here
      till Christ appears." [1]
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1732  Woodstock, Massachusetts, now Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1802  Wilbraham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73589  Main Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2014 

    Father Joel CHAFFE,   b. 1702, Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1745, Woodstock, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth BICKNELL,   d. Bef 2 Feb 1757 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F29818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hepzibah GREEN,   b. Abt 1735, Wales, Springfield Twp, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1828  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1755  Springfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F29820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Joel Chaffe, Jr. Headstone
    Joel Chaffe, Jr. Headstone
    Joe Chaffe is the son of Joel Chaffe and Elizabeth Bicknell. He is buried in the Old Hampden Cemetery in Hampden, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.

    Created by: KBrownst
    Photo Added by: Paul Meagher

  • 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).