Chase Family 
Cemetery


 The Chase Cemetery is located in the woods, on private property, near the intersection of State Route 23A and County Route 17 in the Town of Jewett, Greene County, NY. There is an old logging road, leading up the mountain, behind the first house northwest of the intersection. The walk is longer than the one to the Skiff Cemetery, but not as steep. On the right is a very large pine tree with branches coming out of its lower trunk. Here the stone wall that surrounds the cemetery can be seen on a hill above the logging road, but there is no visible path leading to it. There is an old, wooden turnstile at the gate, intended to keep cows out of the cemetery, and numerous fieldstones.

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 These inscriptions were read on October 14, 2000, by Susan Neugebauer, the Jewett Town Historian, and Patricia Morrow, the Windham Town Historian. Additional notes in brackets come from 
the sources listed at the end of this list.

Abbreviations: b - born; d - day(s), died; dau - daughter; IL - Illinois; 
m - month(s); MA - Massachusetts; M. E. - Methodist Episcopal; 
N. Y. - New York; y - year(s)


Row 1, left to right
1.     Eliza Chase - b. 26 Jun 1827, d. 8 Dec 1882 at Chicago, IL
        [dau of Rev. Charles Chase & Eleanor Howk]
2.     Rev. John Chase - d. 17 Aug 1854, aged 42y 6m 4d
        [son of Joseph Chase & Jemima Howk; he married Electa
        Chase, dau of Rev. Charles Chase & Eleanor Howk]
3.     (broken, lying face up) Charles Emory, son of Rev. R. H. & Almira 
        Bloomer - b. 10 Aug 1845, d. 19 Apr 1848
        [son of Rev. Reuben H. Bloomer & his second wife, Almira Chase,
        dau of Rev. Charles Chase & Eleanor Howk]
4.     Lambert C., son of Charles & Eleanor Chase - d. 5 Oct 1817, aged
        3y 1m 8d
        [aka Charles Lambert Chase, son of Rev. Charles Chase & Eleanor
        Howk]
5.     Cynthia Chase, wife of Rev. R. H. Bloomer of the N. Y. Conference 
        d. 3 May 1842, aged 31y
        [first wife of Rev. Reuben H. Bloomer, dau of Rev. Charles Chase
        & Eleanor Howk]
6.     (lying face up) Eleanor Houck, wife of Rev. Charles Chase - b. 3
        Oct 1789, d. 10 Jun 1868
        [dau of Lambert Howk & Irviny Gass]
7.     Rev. Charles Chase, Local Minister of the M. E. Church Windham 
        Circuit - d. 24 Apr 1844, aged 53y
        [son of Zephaniah Chase & his second wife, Love West, widow of 
        Nathaniel Skiffe]
8.     In Memory of Joseph Chase - d. 2 Jul 1831, aged 55y 7m
        [son of Zephaniah Chase & his first wife, Abigail Skiffe]
9.     Jemima, wife of Joseph Chase - d. 16 Dec 1847, aged 60y 4m 18d
        [dau of Lambert Howk & Irviny Gass]
10.   In Memory of Samuel Chase - d. 5 Feb 1832, aged 22y 9m 6d
        [son of Joseph Chase & Jemima Howk]
11.   In Memory of Isaac Chase - d. 26 Mar 1835, aged 21y 5m
        [son of Joseph Chase & Jemima Howk]
12.   Manly, son of Charles & Eleanor Chase - d. 29 Jun 1838, aged 15y
        3m 6d
        [son of Rev. Charles Chase & Eleanor Howk]
13.   (broken) West Chase - d. 22 May 1880, aged 83y
        [son of Zephaniah Chase & his second wife, Love West, widow of 
        Nathaniel Skiffe]
14.   (broken through date of death)
        Our Mother, Julia M. Newton, wife of West Chase - b. 5 May 1800,
        [d. 29 Nov 1879]
        [dau of John Newton & Eunice Bushnell]

Row 2, left to right
15.   George Delamater - b. 16 Apr 1819, d. 11 Dec 1862
        Laura E. Chase, his wife - b. 22 Jun 1824, d. 16 Sep 1908
        [Laura Elizabeth Chase, dau of West Chase & Julia M. Newton;
        Laura married second, George Wells]
16.   Newton Chase - d. 8 Jun 1880, aged 61y
        [son of West Chase & Julia M. Newton]
17.   Lucina, wife of Newton Chase - d. 30 Jun 1845, aged 25y 6m 19d
        [her maiden name was Baldwin; Newton married second, Almira
        Whitcomb]

Row 3, left to right
18.   (front) Richard Howk - d. 6 May 1878, aged 85y 9m 26d
        [son of Lambert Howk & Irviny Gass]
        (left) In Memory of Rebecca Chase, wife of Richard Howk -
        b. 18 Jun 1799, d. 15 Apr 1863, aged 63y 9m 27d
        [dau of Zephaniah Chase & his second wife, Love West, widow of 
        Nathaniel Skiffe]
        (right) Abi Howk - b. 23 Sep 1820, d. 22 May 1888
        [dau of Richard Howk & Rebecca Chase]
19.   (front) Whitcomb
        (left) Luman Whitcomb - b. 11 Jun 1798, d. 22 Apr 1878
        [son of Israel Whitcomb & Sally Barber]
        (right) Elizabeth Whitcomb - b. 14 Mar 1800, d. 5 Jul 1883
        [dau of Benjamin Chase & Lydia Skiff]
20.   In Memory of Zephaniah Chase, b. at Edgartown, Marthas
        Vineyard [MA]
        25 Mar 1748, & settled here 1787, d. 30 May 1828, aged 80y
        [son of Abel Chase & Mercy Mayhew]
21.   In Memory of Love, wife of Zephaniah Chase, b. at Tisbury,
        Marthas Vineyard [MA]
        5 Oct 1756, d. 8 Jul 1832, aged 76y
        [dau of Peter West & Elizabeth Athearn-Chase; she was the widow
        of Nathaniel Skiffe & the second wife of Zephaniah Chase]

Sources:
Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase, compiled by John Carroll Chase & George Walter Chamberlain (Derby, NH, 1928)

Huyck, Howk, Houck in America 1600's-1982, by Sylvia E. Wilson (Medina, WA, 1982)

Newton Genealogy Being a Record of the Descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts 1638, compiled by Ermina Newton Leonard (De Pere, WI, 1915)

The Whitcomb Family in America, by Charlotte Whitcomb (Minneapolis, MN, 1904)


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