John Merrill Chase- born in Meigs county, Ohio, September 4, 1831, is one of the farmer residents of Rutland township, where he is well known as one identified with the interests of his township. He has served as school director and road superintendent for Rutland, and in 1878 was elected township trustee, the duties of which office he is still discharging. In Rutland, October 31, 1852, he was
joined in wedlock with Esther Winn, who was born in this township, November 15, 1833. Mr. and Mrs. Chase are the parents of five children: Leslie, born July 20, 1853; Viola, June 14, 1857; Freeman, November 19, 1865; Herman, June 24, 1867; Clara, November 10, 1862, died February 26, 1863.
The father of John M. Chase, Thomas Jefferson Chase, died February 1, 1879; his mother, Rebecca (Romine) Chase,died on Christmas Day, 1853. Jacob Armstrong Winn, who was the father of the wife of John M. Chase, died in this county, June 9, 1858. Her mother, whose maiden name was Julia Nobles, was a daughter of Shubal Nobles, who came to
Rutland township among its pioneer settlers in 1804, bringing this daughter with him.
March 25, 1864, John M. Chase enlisted in Company H, 36th Ohio Infantry, and he received discharge May 25, 1865. During his service he was in many severe engagements, was on the Lynchburg- Newbern raid, and was wounded through the left lung at Berrysville, Virginia, September 3, 1864. His address is Rutland, Meigs county, Ohio.
Thomas J. Chase (1806 - 1879)
Rebecca Romine Chase
Esther Winn Armstrong Chase (1833 - 1911)
Herman Merrill Chase (1867 - 1948)*
Lucetta Chase (____ - 1849)*
Emeric F Chase (1826 - 1864)*
John Merrill Chase (1831 - 1918)
Howard M. Chase (1867 - 1890)**
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Dec 12, 2011
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