|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1785|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1842|
Near wife: Sally Danforth
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Reuben Chaffee, b. Jan 23, 1785, (prob.) Clarendon, Vermont. d. Oct. 8, 1842, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. He was the son of Comfort Chaffee and Lucy Stow. He married Sept. 27, 1807 at Berkshire, Vt. Sally Danforth b. March 20, 1783, (Jan. 20, 1793, gravestone) Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts. d. June 10, 1873, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. She was the daughter of William Danforth of Billerica, Mass. and Priscilla Hoadley.
He took the freeman's oath, Sept. 12, 1806. Before he married he bought fifty-four acres of land from his father. In 1812 and 1813, he bought land from his brother, Jasper, that had also once been owned by their father. "Reuben Chaffee was a farmer and his farm was directly north of his father's farm and on the highway leading to Frelighsburg, Quebec… was a stout man , becoming very corpulent in later years." He died of dropsy. His will was admitted to probate at St. Albans, Vt., Oct. 16, 1842.
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. 22-23.
Comfort Chaffee (1756 - 1828)
Lucy Stow Chaffee (1758 - 1845)
Sally Danforth Chaffee (1793 - 1873)
Samuel Luther Chaffee (1812 - 1882)*
Washington Chaffee (1815 - 1881)*
Jane Chaffee Armstrong (1818 - 1847)*
Albert Chaffee (1820 - 1888)*
William Henry Chaffee (1824 - 1842)*
West Berkshire Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 06, 2007
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