1. SAMUEL4 CHASE (Daniel3, Moses2, Aquilla1) commonly called “Judge Chase” was the eldest son of Daniel,, and b. in Newbury, Mass., Sept. 2S, 1707. He m. in May, 1725, Mary Dudley, dau. of Samuel Dudley, Esq. She was b. Feb. 22, 1711, and d. in Cornish Feb. 12,17S9.
The “memory of the just is blessed.”
(Inscription on her tombstone.)
They, with most of their children, some of them having families of their own, left Sutton. Mass., and lived a few years in Walpole, and then settled in Cornish among the first. He was the first justice of the peace in town, and as such, called the first town meeting. He was the first moderator, also the first selectman in town for many years. He retained his physical and mental vigor to a remarkable degree, for, although about seventy years of age, he went with the regt. of his son, Col. Jonathan Chase, to Saratoga and Bennington in the autumn of 1777. He afterwards figured conspicuously in the “New Hampshire Grants Controversy” as the records abundantly show. His name appears in connection with nearly all public gatherings and documentary transactions in town for several years. He was one of the judges for the Co- of Cheshire, which at that time included all the present territory of Sullivan Co.
After the death of his wife, Mary, in 1789, it is said he again m. In his will, executed Aug. 2, 1794, he made a bequest, “To Ester: my dear and loving wife, This I do in consideration of my love and affection for her, and her kind treatment of me in my advanced age.” He d. in Cornish Aug. 12, 1800, aged nearly 93.
“Sweet peace and Heavenly hope and humble joy Divinely beam on his exalted soul, Destruction gild and crown him for the skies With incomparable luster bright.”
(Epitaph on his tombstone.)
Children of Samuel Chase, all b. before coming to Cornish:
2. i. SAMUEL, JR., b. Nov. 28, 1728.
3. ii. DUDLEY, b. Aug. 29, 1730.
4. iii. JONATHAN, b. Dec. 6, 1732.
iv. ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 23. 1735.
v. MARCH, b. June 21. 173S: m. first. Oct. 10, 1759, Beulah Cove. She d. May 7, 1795; m. second, Mary Dodge, dau. of Richard Dodge. No children, by either m. He d. Sept. 26, 1822.
vi. MARY, 1st, twin, b. July 2, 1740;d. young.
vii. SARAH, twin, b. July 2, 1740; m. March 9, 1758, Ebenezer Rawson. Fourteen children. He d. June 12, 1813. She d. Nov. 4. 1814. They lived in Sutton, Mass.
5. viii.SOLOMON, b. Sept. S, 1742.
ix. MARY, 2d, b. Feb. 25, 1744; m. in 1764 Peter Bellows of Walpole. Ten children. She d. in Charlestown April 18, 1830.
x. ANNA, b. in 1749; m. in Sutton, Mass., in 1761, Daniel Putnam, also of Sutton. Six children. (See Putnam.) She d. in Cornish Oct. 28, 1820.
xi. ABIGAIL, b. July 15, 1753.