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Charles Chase

12. CHARLES7 CHASE (Samuel6-5-4, Daniel3, Moses2 Aquilla1) was b. May 7, 1783; m. Dec. 19, 1816, Olive Colston of Weathersfield, Vt. He was naturally a very capable man, but it is said he became ruined by habits of intoxication. His wife obtained a divorce in 1836 and guardians were appointed over him the remainder of his life. A farmer and also a blacksmith. Was once a Capt. in the State Militia and one of the selectmen. He lived on the river road just north of the Balloch farm. He d. Jan. 15, 1865, aged 82. Children, all b. in Cornish:

i. ELIZABETH, b. June 17, 1819; d. unm. in Hartland, Vt., Jan. 26, 1865.
ii. CHARLES, JR., b. Dec. 14, 1820; m. May 6, 1852, Amelia L. Outten. Two children. He d. Feb. 16, 1892, in Ky.
iii. WILLIAM, b. Oct.. 14, 1822; d. Aug. 20, 1862, in Ky.
iv. MINERVA, b. Sept. 5, 1825; m. R. H. Rice. One dau., Ella Ada.

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