Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gideon Chase, Revolutionary War

Gideon Chase is one of my favorite ancestors. He fought in the Revolutionary
War, deserted because of homesickness, and later received a pension.
Gideon Chase was born about 1756; his parents are unknown, but there were
numerous Chase families living at Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York, where he
enlisted in military service. He served in the Revolutionary War. He
began military service either Feb 1777 or Feb 1778 and served two years as a private in Captain Andrew
Moodie's Company, Colonel John Lamb's Regiment of Artillary. He ended
military service in Mar 1780. He married Lucy Pepper, daughter of
Stephen Pepper and Lucy Bennett, in 1781 at New Fairfield,
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America, probably in Sherman which
was part of New Fairfield at that time.. He lived at New
Fairfield (Sherman), Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America. He
appeared in Danbury court to testify as to receiving a pension for his
military service and signed with his mark on 22 Nov 1820.
He left a will on 31 Jan 1840. It mentions Elizabeth Chase,
wife of son Daniel, Armida Chase, wife of son Abraham, sons Abraham and Daniel.
It also states that a tombstone is to be placed on the grave of son Walter.
He died in 1844 at ae 88.
Gideon Chase was buried at Coburn Burying Ground, Sherman,
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America. His widow, Lucy, married
Gideon Wanzer after his death.
His daughter, Betsy, married Joseph Wildman, and her granddaughter was Clarinda Wildman who married John J Durga. Their grandson was John Fairchild, my grandfather.

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