Monday, October 17, 2011
William Henry Chellis - updated with new son
HENRY WILLIAM CHELLIS was born on 15 Mar 1838 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire. He was the son of William and Nancy (Bartlett) Chellis. By 1860
he was living in Windham, New Hampshire and working as a shoemaker.
He married HELEN E FREEMAN, daughter of Daniel H Freeman and Pamelia on 14 Dec 1863 in Lawrence, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He married (1) FRANCES ABIGAIL GUBTAL, daughter of Amos Currier Gubtal and Harriet N Davis on 29 Mar 1871 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America. She was born about 1853 in Massachusetts. She died on 18 Nov 1942 in Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America. He married HELEN E FREEMAN, daughter of Daniel H Freeman and Pamelia on 14 Dec 1863 in Lawrence, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America.
He fought in the Civil War and enlisted in Company I, New Hampshire 13th Infantry Regiment on 20 Sep 1862. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 24 May 1864. He mustered out on 21 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA.
On his return he and his wife Helen had a son, Arthur F, born about 1866 who died on 5 Mar 1867 of lung congestion, age 9 months. Helen was next pregnant with twin boys who were born 7 Sept 1867 and died on 10th and 13th respectively. Helen died on 12 Sep 1867 in Lawrence, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America.
By 1870 he was living in Haverhill, Massachusetts and boarding at the home of Harriet Gubtal. Fannie's daughter apparently caught his eye and they married on 29 Mar 1871 in Haverhill. Their daughter Maude Gubtal Chellis was born on 26 Oct 1873 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. Her sister Bertha Davis Chellis was born 28 Jul 1875 in Haverhill. The youngest sister, Edith Ann, was born on 6 Jun 1884 in Groton, Grafton, New Hampshire where the family had moved.
By 1900 the Chellis family was living in the Greenwood section of Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts where the girls grew up and lived for the rest of their lives.
Henry was respected in town and served as a past commander of the Carleton Post of GAR of Farmington, N.H. He was an attendant at the Congregational Church.
He died on 26 Oct 1925 in 6 Francis Ave, Greenwood, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, aged 88 years. He was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Massachusetts.