Biography of De Witt C. Chase
Potter County, PA Biographies

DE WITT C. CHASE, retired, P. 0. Millport, was born in Jerusalem, Yates Co., N. Y., September 24, 1818, a son of Rev. John B. and Rebecca (Winship) Chase, early settlers of Yates and Allegany counties, N. Y. Mr. Chase settled in Sharon township, Potter county, in 1844, where, for a number of years, he was engaged in farming. In 1865 he embarked in general mercantile business, in which he successfully continued up to 1878, when ill health compelled him to retire. Mr. Chase is an honored and respected citizen of Millport. He cast his first presidential vote for William H. Harrison in 1840, and his last for the grandson, Benjamin Harrison, in 1888.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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