Biography of Alanson P. Chase
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Chase, Alanson P., was born in Easton, Washington county, N. Y., February 2, 1821. He was educated in the district schools and has always been a farmer. He has married twice, first in 1851 to Esther Wood of this town; they had one son, Ambrose S. Mrs. Chase died in 1876. For his second wife, on February 22, 1877, he married Mrs. Mary D. Searles, born Herbert, of Saratoga Springs. They have one son, Herbert P., who is a farmer at home with his father. Ambrose S. has married twice, first to Hattie De Freest of the town of Halfmoon, Saratoga county. N. Y. They had one daughter, Florence S. Mrs. Chase died in April, 1888. For his second wife he married Nellie Hornby of Cohoes, N. Y., and they have two children: Nina and Ralph. Mr. Chase's father, William. was born in Rhode Island in 1802, and came to this part of the State with his parents when he was two years old. He married Adeline Peckham, and they had four children: Alanson P., as above, Mary J., William J., and Albert. Mr. Chase died in 1876; his wife died in 1838. The family attend the Reform church. In his politicai choice he is a staunch Republican. There were five brothers in his father's family, all over six feet tall. The family are of English and New England origin.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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