|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1844|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 1866|
Lydia Ann Downing was born in New Hampshire 27 Jan. 1844 [U.S. Censuses]; died at Freedom Township (or Alton), Waseca Co., Minn. 9 Mar. 1866; buried at Money Creek Cemetery, Houston Co., Minn. [Downing Family Bible; CW Pension Application 296483].
Lydia removed with her family from Boston to Houston, Minn., by Oct. 1857.
Lydia married. at Waseca Co., Minn. 7 June 1865 Henry Clay CHASE [IGI].
Henry was b. at Derby, Orleans Co., VT 4 Nov. 1841 or 1842; d. at Janesville, Waseca Co., Minn. 29 Apr. 1916, after suffering a Hemiplegia (apoplexy) several days earlier complicated by interstitial nephritis [Waseca Co. VR, Deaths, 80-6, No. 24, filed 3 May 1916]. Henry was the son of Jacob CHASE (b. at Derby, VT 13 Nov. 1806; d. at Derby, VT 4 or 6 Oct. 1870) and Mary MORSE (b. in VT; d. at Derby, VT 5 Mar. 1855) [John Carroll Chase and George Walter Chamberlain, Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase, Derry, N.H., p. 531, 1928].
On 25 June 1862, Henry enlisted as a private at Derby, VT, in Co. E, 9th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, for Civil War service, and was discharged 19 Jan. 1863, at Camp Banks, Alexandria, Virginia, for disability [Vermont State Records; Civil War Pension Application 296483]. The disability is given as "organic disease of the heart existed previous to entering the service" by the Camp Surgeon and Commandant of the Post. His application states that at York Hospital, at Winchester, Virginia, he contracted vascular disease of the heart and liver disease due to exposure and was sent to Brigade Hospital. In this hospital he was captured by the Rebels and sent to Libby Prison, at Richmond, Virginia from 10 Sept. to 10 Dec. 1862. He was paroled at Aikens Landing, Virg. Henry's military papers indicate that he stood 5' 8" tall, had light hair and complexion, grey eyes and that he was a farmer. Upon his discharge, Henry C. returned to Derby, VT, but removed to Waseca Co., Minn., in 1863.
It is possible that Lydia Ann d. in childbirth, although this speculation is based only on the time interval between her marriage and death.
On 18 July 1870, Henry, a drayman, res. with his sister-in-law Arvilla DOWNING and Darling WELCH at Janesville, Waseca Co., Minn. [1870 U.S. Census, Minn., Waseca Co., Janesville, microfilm].
Lydia and Henry had no issue.
Nathan C. Downing (1807 - 1858)
Martha Clark Downing (1813 - 1855)
Henry C. Chase (1841 - 1916)
Arvilla Downing Welch (1834 - 1915)*
Martha Jane Downing Williams (1836 - 1897)*
Joshua Downing (1838 - 1930)*
Paige Downing (1840 - 1912)*
Lydia Ann Downing Chase (1844 - 1866)
Mary Frances Downing Chase (1850 - 1925)*
Money Creek Cemetery
Created by: Tom Brocher
Record added: Dec 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82369914