Luther Chaffee had a dark complexion and eyes, black hair, and was five feet, ten inches in height. He was a carpenter , joiner and farmer. In 1809 he lived in Connecticut and about 1812 moved to Orwell, PA with his brother Jason. He was a School Director for several terms. He was a Universalist in belief and always supported that church. He was noted for his hospitality and his uprightness in all walks of life.
He had 12 Children by his first wife Amy and 3 by his second wife Julia.