Alex H Chase – Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine


Gravestone Inscription

(front)
John Colby Chase
1856 – 1920
Cora A. Gilman His Wife
1859 – 1939
Allene C. Selzer
1897 – 1980
(back)
Peter Chase
1781 – 1863
Susan Royal His Wife
1788 – 1862
Alex H. Chase
1814 – 1898
Lavina Baston His Wife
1814 – 1899


Photos

Alex H. Chase gravestone thumbnail

Photo by Jon J. Morin

Chase family stone back side thumbnailAlexander Hamilton Chase was born 1 Sep 1814 in Minot, Androscoggin County, Maine, son of Peter Chase and Susannah Royal.1,2,3 The 1820 and 1830 US Censuses did not list individual family members, but there were males in the household of his father that match his age for those census years.4,5

Alex Chase married Jane G. Farrar on 18 Nov 1838 in Bangor.6,7 He did not appear as the head of a household on the 1840 US Census, but there were both males and females that match his age and his wife’s age in the household of his father Peter Chase, so he could have been living in Bangor with his parents.8Alex and Jane had at least three children:

  • Suzie J. Chase, born about 1839
  • Marietta Chase, born about 1841, married a John B. Leavitt, after he died she married John F. Tasker
  • Alex K. Chase, born about 1843

Jane died 21 Sep 1844 in Bangor.9 Alex Chase then married Lavina Baston of Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine on 26 Mar 1846.10,11,12 They had at least three children:

  • Edward M. Chase, born about 1848
  • Annie L. Chase, born about 1851
  • John Colby Chase, born about 1857

The 1850 US Census has Alex Chase and his family living with this father Peter in Bangor. His wife Lavina and children Marietta, Alex, and Edward are in the household. His occupation was given as “farmer”.13

In 1860 Alex is still living in Bangor with this family, this time listed as head of household. His parents Peter and Susannah live with him. His occupation is a farmer. His son Alex, nineteen years old, gave his occupation as “mariner”, and daughter Suzie gave hers as “teacher at school”. Daughter Annie L. was named as “Lavina L.” on this enumeration. Annie may have been a nickname and she was named after her mother.14

Alex Chase appears on the 1870 US Census in Bangor, his parents both being dead at this time. He was farming for a living. His wife and children Susan, Alex, Edward, Annie, and John all live with him. None of them appear to be married at this point.15

In 1880, Alexander Chase’s family are still on Levant Road in Bangor. Lavina and daughter Suzie are still in his house. His son John C. Chase is also either in his house or on his land. John is married now to wife Cora A. and has a daughter Amy E. Alex is still farming and Suzie works in a cotton mill.16

Alexander H. Chase died on 7 May 1898 in Bangor.17,18

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 44.8339583 Longitude -68.8106389.

Graveyard Information: The Oak Grove Cemetery is located on Finson Road in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine at Latitude: 44.83488 | Longitude: -68.812204. It is a non-denominational cemetery.

Sources

1. Oak Grove Cemetery (Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine), Alex H. Chase gravestone, personally photographed by Jon J. Morin, 5 Jun 2015.

2. “Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 21 July 2015), entry for Alexander Hambliton Chase, 01 Sep 1814; citing civil, Minot, Androscoggin, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,550.

3. “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 21 July 2015), entry for Alexander H Chase, 07 May 1898, Death; citing Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 9,912.

4. 1820 U.S. Census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Minot, p. 299 (stamped), line 1, Peter Chase, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jul 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M33, roll 33.

5. 1830 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 364 (penned), line 12, Peter Chase, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jul 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 51, FHL film 0497947.

6. “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 23 July 2015), Alexander H. Chase and Jane G. Farrar, 18 Nov 1838; citing Civil, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 10,584.

7. Editors, History of Penobscot County, Maine With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland: Williams, Chase & Co., 1882), p. 819. The date of marriage given in this book, 18 Oct 1838, differs from the civil record by one month, but is close enough to be credible.

8. 1840 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 55 (stamped), line 20, Peter Chase, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jul 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 149, FHL film 0009707.

9. Editors, History of Penobscot County, Maine, p. 819.

10. Ibid.

11. “Maine Marriages, 1771-1907,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 23 July 2015), Alexander H. Chase and Lovina Baston, 21 Mar 1846; citing Civil, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 10,584.

12. “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 23 July 2015), Alexander H Chase and Lovinia Boston, 26 Mar 1846, Marriage; citing Maine, United States, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 9,764.

13. 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 101A (stamped), dwelling 1391, family 1450, Alex Chase, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Jul 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 264.

14. 1860 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, Ward 4, p. 165 (penned), dwelling 1179, family 1255, Alex Chase household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Jul 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 447, FHL film 803447.

15. 1870 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, p. 130B (stamped), dwelling 1177, family 1319, Alexander Chase household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 Jul 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 552, FHL film 552051.

16. 1880 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, Enumeration District (ED) 28, p. 194B (penned), dwelling 386, family 424, Alexander H. Chase household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 Jul 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 485, FHL film 1254485.

17. “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907,” database with images, Familysearch.org, Alexander H Chase, 7 May 1898, Death.

18. Oak Grove Cemetery, Alex H. Chase gravestone.

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