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Comfort Chaffee
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1756
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1828
Franklin County
Vermont, USA

71 yrs, 11 mos., 15 days
next to wife Lucy
Additional information has been supplied by:
Jim Monical
Plymouth, Minnesota

Comfort Chaffee, b. March 9, 1756, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. d. Feb. 23, 1828, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. He was the son of Nathaniel Chaffee, Jr. and Ruth Mansfield. He married Sept. 25, 1781, at Grafton, Massachusetts, Lucy Stow, b. April 30, 1758, Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts. d. March 23, 1845, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. She was the daughter of David Stow and Lucy Goodnow, and widow of Reuben Hoyt (married June 20, 1779, Grafton, Worcester, Mass).

Comfort Chaffee was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He filed for pension benefits while living in Berkshire on April 23, 1818 and it states that he was a private in Captain North's Co., Colonel Jackson's Regiment, Massachusetts line from May 19, 1777 and was discharged May 20, 1780. The pension file says that he was in the Battles of Monmouth and Rhode Island. The Berkshire Chaffee genealogy also quotes from "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution" and shows other terms of service beginning in 1776. The Chaffee genealogy states that he at one time was assigned to General Washington's staff to transport his tent and baggage.

He bought land at Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont in Oct. 1783, and appears on the 1790 Census of Clarendon. Some of his children were born there. The first deed for land at Berkshire was dated June 26th, 1801. He bought more land at Berkshire on July 24, 1801. However, he did not settle at Berkshire until March, 1802. He was the first tavern-keeper at Berkshire and "drove the first pair of horses and first double wagon ever used in town. "

Ref: Almer Judson Elliot: The Berkshire, Vermont, Chaffees and their descendants, 1801-1911 : a short biography of Comfort Chaffee and his wife, Lucy Stow, early settlers of Berkshire, with a full record of their descendants for six generations, and also an account of the ancestry of Comfort and Lucy (Stow) Chaffee in nearly all lines to the immigrant ancestor, and in some lines to generations living in England, Richford, Vt.: Gilpin Print. Co., 1951, pp. 6-7; 10-20; Revolutionary War Pension File of Comfort Chaffee.


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Family links: 
  Nathaniel Chaffee (1735 - 1822)
  Ruth Mansfield Chaffee (1732 - 1766)
  Lucy Stow Chaffee (1758 - 1845)*
  Reuben Chaffee (1785 - 1842)*
  Jasper Chaffee (1789 - 1867)*
  Comfort Chaffee (1792 - 1813)*
  Nathaniel Chaffee (1793 - 1821)*
  Warren Chaffee (1794 - 1867)*
  John Chaffee (1796 - 1883)*
  Elijah Chaffee (1799 - 1869)*
  Aaron Stowe Chaffee (1802 - 1887)*
  Comfort Chaffee (1756 - 1828)
  Nathaniel Chaffee (1757 - 1826)*
  Susannah Chaffee (1763 - 1780)**
  Hannah Chaffee (1764 - 1823)**
  Benjamin Chaffee (1768 - 1850)**
  Rebecca Chafee Peck (1771 - 1851)**
  Simeon Chaffee (1772 - 1859)**
  Ezra Chaffee (1773 - 1849)**
*Calculated relationship
West Berkshire Cemetery
West Berkshire
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Jun 05, 2007
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Comfort Chaffee
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Comfort Chaffee
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Comfort Chaffee
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Proud of you cousin Comfort!
- Terry Chaffee
 Added: Oct. 12, 2013
Comfort Chaffee is my 4th Great Grandfather. His service has allowed me to become a proud member of the NSSAR and the RISSAR. Thank you for your service.
- Dennis Lurgio
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012

- Barb Destromp
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012
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