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Seth Chase (1722 - 1811)

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Seth Chase
Born in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, Province of New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married after 1746 in Dutchess, New Yorkmap
Husband of — married 24 Jul 1746 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Clinton County, New York, USAmap
Profile last modified 17 Nov 2019 | Created 12 Sep 2010
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Seth was a Friend (Quaker)

• He worked as a tavern keeper, farmer, Loyalist. • He resided at Dartmouth? at time of birth 1722. • He resided at Beekman Dutchess Co c1747-1761. • He resided at Nine Partners Dutchess County c1758-1760. • He resided at Northeast Dutchess County c1762-1778. • Arrested by Rebel forces in 1776 and jailed in Albany for 14 days. Marched to Exeter, NH, with other captured Loyalists and held in town jail for one year. He was then allowed to return home and his property was restored. • He resided at Little White Creek, Cambridge District, Albany County c 1773-180[?]. • He resided at Peru, Clinton Co., NY at time of death 1811.

Seth CHASE (1722-1811) was a Quaker, a Tavern Keeper and a Loyalist (Tory) who resided variously in Dartmouth, Rhode Island, “The Gore” an area in Dutchess County, New York and lived most of his adult life in Little White Creek, (which was first part of the Old Cambridge District in Albany County, New York Province,) and later became known as White Creek, Washington County, New York State. Seth was arrested by the Patriots and banished to New Hampshire for one year during the revolution. He was allowed to return and he kept his property. His descendants followed a typical westward migration, many of whom settled in Clinton, Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Oswego counties, and many went further out to the upper mid-western states.

This web page listing corrects a long time error in discovering the name of Seth's second wife. For many years in various published genealogies his second wife's name was reported as "Sarah ELLIS" with no further information. This compiler can show that she was most likely Sarah (TUBBS) (EELS), the widow of Waterman EELS who was killed at the Battle of Bennington, and that it was most likely a very late in life marriage of which there was no issue. Incidentally the Battle of Bennington did not happen in Vermont, it occurred immediately next to, and parts of it directly on Seth CHASE's property in White Creek on the border with the Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY.

Seth Chase was born in 1722, in Quaker Hill, Dutchess county, New York, a son of Phineas Chase and Desire Wing. On December 21, 1745, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, the marriage Banns were published announcing the intent to marry between Seth Chase and Sarah Milk. [1] The marriage was performed on January 24, 1746, in Dartmouth, Bristol county, Massachusetts. A photocopy of the marriage register may be viewed on [2]

On 20d 10m 1779 [20 Oct 1779], Seth witnessed the marriage of Phillip Allen and Rebecca Wood at the Easton monthly meeting.[3]

Seth died in 1811, in Peru, Clinton county, New York and is buried in the Quaker Union Cemetery, At the intersection of Brown and Union Roads in the town of AuSable, Clinton County, New York. [4]

Researcher's Notes

Possible second wife (marriage about 1757) is Sarah Ellis. [5]


  1. "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916", database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Seth Chase and Sarah Milk, 1745
  2. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 November 2017), Seth Chase, Chace and Sarah Milk, 24 Jan 1746; citing Marriage, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 775,496
  5. *"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 April 2019), entry for Seth /CHASE/; file (2:2:2:MMSM-HKH), submitted 4 May 2011


  • This person was created through the import of 104-B.ged on 12 September 2010

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