Chase, Dudley Tappan
The following data is extracted from History of the Town of Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
14. DUDLEY TAPPAN7 CHASE (Lebbeus6, Jonathan5, Samuel4, Daniel3. Moses2. Aquilla1) was b. April 2, 1823, on the old General Chase homestead in the first two-story house built in town. Lived there till 1840. Graduated Kimball -Union Academy, class of 1844; Dartmouth College. class 848. Studied law. Admitted to the bar in 1849. Practiced at Windsor, Vt., till 863. when, owing to ill health, he retired from its practice and purchased a farm in Claremont where he resided till his death. Dec. 31, 1898.
Mr. Chase was one of the prime movers in the organization of the Grange in -\. H. at the time of its introduction into the state. He was the first master of the State Grange, which office he held six years. Was a member of the National Grange for seven years. Wrote many articles on Grange topics. Was also a prominent Mason, as was his father and grandfather. His services in Grange and Lodge work have been greatly and justly appreciated. He m. first, Nov. 12, 1851, Mrs. Adalaide G. Merrifield of Windsor, Vt., b. Sept. 4, 1822, and d. Sept. 8, 1856; m. second, Feb. 4, 1858, Mrs. Sula (Powers) Smith, b. Oct. 5, 1826, dau. of Capt. Obed and Cynthia (Comings) Powers of Cornish. She d. April 3. 1905. Children by first wife, b. in Windsor, Vt.:
i. EDWARD CAMPBELL, b. July 2, 1853; d. Aug. 12, 1854.
ii. FRANCIS DUDLEY, b. Feb. 27, 1856; d. Jan. 10, 1857.
Child by second wife, b. in Windsor, Vt.:
iii. Lucy ADALAIDE, b. Feb. 4,1859; d. Feb. 8, 1859.
Source: History of the Town of Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire