Lavinia Baston Chase – Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine


Gravestone Inscription

CHASE
(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

Chase family stone back side thumbnail

Photo by Jon J. Morin

Lavinia Baston Chase gravestone thumbnail

Lavinia Baston Chase foot marker. Photo by Jon J. Morin

Lavinia Baston was born about 1814, in Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, daughter of Joseph Baston and Cynthia Fowler.1

There is a Joseph Baston household enumerated on the 1820 US Census with four females under ten within it. Lavinia would have been six years old that census year.2 There is no Joseph Baston household in Fairfield on the 1830 Census, but there is in neighboring township Canaan, also in Somerset County, and there is a female in the household between the ages of fifteen and twenty.3 It cannot be positively determined if this is Lavinia’s household. On the 1840 Census, there is again a Joseph Baston household in Fairfield with a female of the appropriate age for Lavinia living there (Lavinia would have been twenty six).4

She married Alexander Hamilton Chase on 26 Mar 1846 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.5 They had at least three children:

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

Lavinia Baston Chase lived in Bangor from the time of her marriage until the day of her death. She appears in the 1850 through 1880 US Federal Censuses in Bangor living with her husband and children.6,7,8,9 Her husband Alex Chase died 7 May 1898 and Lavinia died a year and a half later on 26 Oct 1899 in Bangor.10

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 44.8336222 | Longitude -68.8104472.

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 municipal cemetery.

Sources

1. Oak Grove Cemetery (Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine), Lavinia Baston Chase gravestone, personally photographed by Jon J. Morin, 5 Jun 2015. The gravestone contains her birth year and maiden name. Also, for Lavinia’s birthplace, approximate birth year and names of her parents “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 21 August 2015), Lavinia B Chase, 1899. For the marriage of Joseph Baston to Cynthia Fowler, see “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 “, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 21 August 2015), Joseph Baston and Cynthia Fowler, 1811.

2. 1820 U.S. Census, Somerset County, Maine, population schedule, Fairfield, page 213(stamped), Joseph Baston household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Aug 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M33, roll 38.

3. “United States Census, 1830,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 21 August 2015), Maine > Somerset > Canaan > image 1 of 14; citing NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

4. 1840 U.S. Census, Somerset County, Maine, population schedule, Fairfield, page 226 (penned), Joseph Baston household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Aug 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 151, FHL film 0009708.

5. Editors, History of Penobscot County, Maine With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland: Williams, Chase & Co., 1882), p. 819. Also, “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 and “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. The dates of the two civil records differ by five days, but one could be the registration and the other the actual marriage date.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Oak Grove Cemetery, Lavinia Baston Chase gravestone. Also, “Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907,” digital images, FamilySearch, Lavinia B Chase, 26 Oct 1899. Also, “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 Aug 2015), entry for Lavinia B Chase, 26 Oct 1899, Bangor; citing “Maine Death Records, 1617-1922,” index, Maine State Archives, Augusta.

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