Biography of Joel P. Chaffee
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Chaffee, Joel P., was born in Oneida county in 1820, son of Joel and Jerusha B. (Converse) Chaffee, natives of Connecticut and Oneida county. They were married in Oneida county and located at Gilbert's Mills, Schroeppel in 1820. Joel was born in 1794 and married first in 1818. He afterward married Deborah Duel and died in 1871. His first was born in 1807 and died in 1838. Joel P. Chaffee resided at home till twenty five years old, learned the carpenter's trade, and married in 1845 Hepzibah Chamberlin, a native of Albany county. They have had seven children, four of whom are now living - Edward B., William H., Sarah and Lucy. Mr. Chaffee followed his trade for forty years in connection with farming. Josiah, the paternal grandfather, was in the war of 1812, enlisting from Connecticut. The son in law of Joel P. Chaffee, Herbert Bailey, served over three years in the late war, reenlisting just before the close; and his brother in law, Hiram Sweet, also served three years.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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