|Birth: ||Oct., 1797|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1869|
Note: The Nantucket Historical Association has a photo of Owen Chase.
Owen's birth record shows:
Owen Chase, h. Margaret (d. George Gardner). h. Nancy (wid. Matthew Joy, d. Benjamin Slade), h. Eunice (d. Chadwick), h. Susan (wid. James Gwinn Jr., d. Jesse Coffin), s. Judah and Phebe (Meader), 7th, 10 mo. 1797 [dup. 10th, 7 mo. 1796], PR38.
1) Owen and Pegga Gardner, Apr. 28, 1819. [Peggy, CR2. Owen, s. Judah and Phebe (Medder), and Margaret dup. Peggy] Gardner (first w.), d. George and Judith (Gardner) (Smith), PR38.]
2) Owen and Nancy Joy, June 15, 1825. [Owen, s. Judah and Phebe (Meader), and Nancy Joy, wid, Matthew, d. Benjamin Slade, PR38.]
2) Owen and Eunice Chadwick, Apr. 5, 1836. [Owen, s. Judah and Phebe (Meader), and Eunice Chadwick (third w.), d. William, PR38.]
4) Owen and Susan Gwinn [int. both of N.], Sept. 13, 1840. [Owen, s. Judah and Phebe (Meader), and Susan Quinn [dup. Gwinn], wid. James Jr., d. Jesse Coffin and Phebe (Rawson), PR38.]
Lowell Daily Citizen and News (MA),
March 18, 1869, p. 1:
Capt. Owen Chase, who died in Nantucket on the 7th [note other records report 8th], aged about 74 years, was first mate of the ship Essex, which was capsized and sunk in the Pacific Ocean in 1820, in consequence of being stove by a whale. Capt. C. with others took the boats, and his suffering then was the remote cause of his death. The whale, which was 85 feet long, at first struck the ship on the bow, causing her to reel and shake like a reed in the wind. He then went to windward, and soon came furiously to the ship, striking her bow near the cathead, crushing plank and timbler, and causing her to sink.
Springfield Republican (MA),
March 20, 1860, p. 8:
Capt. Owen Chase, who died in Nantucket on the 7th inst, aged about 74 years, was first mate of the ship Essex, which was stove in and sunk by a whale in the Pacific ocean in 1820. Capt. Chase with others took to the boats, and the New Bedford Mercury says his suffering then was the remote cause of his death. Quite remote. We should be rather pleased with a cause of death which should wait 40 years and take us off so well over the Scriptural limit of life.
Peggy Gardner Chase (1802 - 1824)
Nancy Slade Chase (____ - 1833)
Susan Coffin Chase (1807 - 1881)
March 8, 1869.
Aged 73 yrs. 5 mos.
Sept. 22, 1826
Aug. 11, 1833
New North Cemetery
Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Record added: May 16, 2009
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