|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1789|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1867|
born: Rutland Vt died West Berkshire Vt, 77 yrs, 9 mos., 5 days
Wife Hannah Burleson
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Jasper Chaffee, b. Oct. 4, 1789, Rutland, Vermont. d. July 9, 1867, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. He was the son of Comfort Chaffee and Lucy Stow. He married Nov. 4, 1810 at Berkshire, Vt. 1) Hannah Burelson. B. July 17, 1790 Pownal, Vermont. d. August 21, 1854, Berkshire, Vermont. She was the daughter of John Burelson "of Providence, R.I.". He married April 28, 1856, at Enosburg, Vermont 2) Clara H. Tracy (no further information).
Jasper was a farmer who bought land from his father, Comfort Chaffee on Nov. 7, 1810, which was later sold to his brother, Reuben.
"There is a tradition that on the day when one of Jasper's children were born a party of Indians, returning from a trip into Vermont, stopped at this house and demanded food. This was set before them, and these Indians ate all the cooked food in the house. When they started on their journey, the Indians lined up at the boundary, and fired a salute. This frightened the family very much for a time, but it proved to be a custom of the Indians when they passed the boundary, the imaginary line being held in a kind of reverence by them."
He later became a big land owner, his most valuable farm property was called "the Yaw farms" on the Pike River between West Berkshire and Berkshire Center. His farms were worth an estimated $20,000.00. Later in life, he was the leading merchant of Berkshire for many years, and did a large business for a country village.
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, p. 23.
Cordelia Chaffee, # 19746456, b. April 23, 1820, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. d. Sept. 27, 1907, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. She was the daughter of Jasper Chaffee and Hannah Burelson. She married Dec. 16, 1841, Berkshire, Vermont, Ebenezer Weld, # 19746442 b. Nov. 5, 1814, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. d. Nov. 20, 1863, Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont. He was the son of Chester Weld and Mehetable Pike.
"Mr. Weld was a farmer, and also conducted a saw mill at West Berkshire. After his death, Mrs. Weld was left with six children to bring up, and a saw mill and small farm to care for. She cared for all with untiring energy and ambition, brought up the children, gave them a good education, kept the home until the children were all started in life, and left it to the oldest living son, after which she resided with her children, passing the last few years with the youngest son, Dwight E. Weld, where she died."
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. 33-34.
Comfort Chaffee (1756 - 1828)
Lucy Stow Chaffee (1758 - 1845)
Hannah Burleson Chaffee (1790 - 1854)
Anna Chaffee Clark (1813 - 1893)*
Jasper S Chaffee (1823 - ____)*
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)*
West Berkshire Cemetery
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Jun 06, 2007
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