|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1761, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1853|
Simon married Elizabeth Shafer on Aug. 25, 1813 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., PA. She was the daughter of Adam Shafer and Elisabeth Swartwout. To this union several children were born; Margaret, Philip, Susan, Malachai, and Simeon P.
Simon is buried with his wife Elizabeth and various other family members. He died at age 73.
"Simeon CHESLEY, born in Canada, June 14, 1761, enlisted as a private, June, 1782 in Captain Sewell's company of Colonel Sprout's regiment of the Massachusetts troops and served one year. He resided in Luzerne county before moving to Granville township (1820), where he made application for the benefits of a pension, which was granted and after his death, extended to his widow. He married, Aug. 25, 1813 Elizabeth Shaffer of Kingston, Pa. by whom he had the following children: Simeon P. married Eliza Dudley of Burlington; Margaret married Henry Downs of Troy; Philip died unmarried; Susan married Orrin Pratt of Granville; Malachi married Elizabeth Tinklepaugh of Canton. The patriot father died Sept. 12, 1853 and is inhumed in the Windfall cemetery."
Elizabeth Shafer Chesley (1790 - 1868)
Margaret Almira Chelsey Downs (1819 - 1856)*
Susan Chesley Pratt (1823 - 1863)*
Created by: KRW
Record added: Jan 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6102941
Added: Dec. 7, 2011
In memory of your service during the Revolutionary War with Capt Sewell's Co, Col Sprout's Regt|
Added: Nov. 14, 2011
From a great-great-granddaughter of Margaret Almira (Chesley) Downs, living in California.|
Added: Jul. 18, 2010
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