|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1797|
|Death: ||May 29, 1855|
S/o Jesse Chickering and Dorcas Smith.
Married Caroline Reaney Nov. 18, 1838 in Boston, MA, by Samuel Barrett.
Cause of death - over taxing of brain.
Frank Smith, The Genealogical History of Dover, Mass. (1917), 79. "#16 Jesse, b. Aug. 31, 1797, m. Caroline Reaney of Boston."
Frank Smith, The Genealogical History of Dover, Mass. (1917), 82. "#16 Jesse, b. Aug. 31, 1797, m. Nov. 18, 1838, Caroline, dau. William L. and Abigail (Englesby) Reaney of Boston, b. July 6, 1801, d. April 2, 1855. Mr. Chickering resided at Jamaica Plain. He was at the time of his death perhaps the most eminent statistician in America. He graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1813, studied theology and became a Unitarian minister, but never settled over a parish. Later he studied medicine, and received his degree in 1833. After practicing his profession in Boston ten years, he gave it up, and devoted himself to gathering statistics. His most elaborate work was on "The Population of Massachusetts from 1765 to 1840," and was published in 1846. In 1848, he published a valuable work on "Immigration in the United States." He was confidential correspondent of Daniel Webster and other leading statesmen. His last work was a very learned article, entitled "Letters Addressed to the President of the United States on Slavery, considered in relation to the constitutional principles of government in Great Britain and in the United States." He was a frequent contributor to American and European magazines. Dr. Chickering was a student in the fullest sense of the term, and carried an euthusiasm into his work that was remarkable."
Jesse Chickering (1763 - 1834)
Dorcas Smith Chickering (1759 - 1834)
Caroline Reaney Chickering (1801 - 1859)*
Caroline E. Chickering (1843 - 1927)*
George Chickering (1791 - 1857)*
Ellis Chickering (1793 - 1822)*
Dorcas Chickering (1795 - 1825)*
Jesse Chickering (1797 - 1855)
Charles Chickering (1799 - 1801)*
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Record added: Jun 02, 2013
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