|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1818|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1894|
Elijah was third child of Joseph Lapham Chase and Mary Converse. He married first to Charity Snell; a daughter of Nathaniel Snell and his wife, Julia B. Blaisdell. Elijah and Charity had two children. After Charity's death in 1855 (family letters indicate her death was due to complications during childbirth); Elijah married Elizabeth Ann Spragg; a daughter of William H. Spragg and his wife, Jane E. Burnett. Elijah and Elizabeth were wed on March 23, 1856 in Independence (Buchanan County), Iowa. They had nine children; six sons and three daughters.
US CENSUS: Year: 1870 Pocahontas County, Iowa; Lizard Township: page 22 (62). Individual: Elijah Chase age 51 born in Connecticut and wife, Elizabeth age 34 born in New Brunswick, Canada. Children listed are: Marquis 17 born in Canada, Converse 13 born in Iowa, Alfretta 11 born in Iowa, Tamson 10 born in Iowa, Frederick 6 born in Iowa, Francis 4 born in Iowa, Eunice 2 born in Iowa, and Joseph 1 born in Iowa.
HISTORICAL TEXT: Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa; Robert E. Flickinger, A.B.B.D.; published by Fonda Times, Fonda (Pocahontas County), Iowa; 1904. Article "Elijah Chase".
GENEALOGIES: Chase Family Genealogy: by Clara and John Wilkinson; Canada, 1987
FAMILY NOTE: Elijah"s first wife, Charity's brother, Nathan married Elijah's youngest sister, Mary Etta Chase.
Joseph Lapham Chase (1783 - 1852)
Mary Converse Chase (1798 - 1859)
Elizabeth Ann Spragg Chase (1836 - 1898)
Charity Snell Chase (1831 - 1855)*
Marquis Lafayette Chase (1852 - 1936)*
Converse Scott Chase (1858 - 1906)*
Mary Alfretta Chase Logan (1859 - 1932)*
Tamson Louise Chase Gilman (1860 - 1886)*
Francis Melvin Chase (1862 - 1932)*
Frederick Elonza Chase (1862 - 1919)*
Eunice Lorraine Chase Goodchild (1867 - 1941)*
Joseph Lapham Chase (1870 - 1934)*
Adrian Equilla Chase (1872 - 1931)*
James Elijah Chase (1818 - 1894)
John Willard Chase (1821 - 1879)*
Tamzon Chase Crawford (1829 - 1880)*
Aged 75 y 7 m 2 d
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Created by: M. Richards
Record added: Sep 23, 2003
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