Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and love that this blog helps with that. I consider much of my research as a work in progress, so please let me know if you have conflicting information. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My male Mayflower ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, and John Howland.
Female Mayflower ancestors: Mary Norris Allerton, Eleanor Billington, Mary Brewster, Mrs. James Chilton, Sarah Eaton, and Joan Hurst Tilley.
Child Mayflower ancestors: Giles Hopkins, (possibly) Constance Hopkins, Mary Allerton, Francis Billington, Love Brewster, Mary Chilton, Samuel Eaton, and Elizabeth Tilley.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sylvanus Chase ca 1732 to 1815 and his with Charity of Yarmouth, Harwich and Dennis, Mass.

Sylvanus Chase was born about 1732 in Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Mass., the son of William Chase and his wife Dorcas Baker. Although his birth isn’t recorded, he is mentioned in his father’s 27 September 1771 will. His name is spelled in a variety of ways including Silvanus. He is my 6th great-grandfather on my grandmother Milly (Booth) Rollins’ side.

The marriage intentions of Silvanus Chase of Harwich and Charity Chase of Yarmouth were published in Harwich and Yarmouth on 31 December 1756 (Harwich and Yarmouth Vital Records). Charity was Sylvanus’ first cousin. She was born in Yarmouth on 15 July 1736, the daughter of Isaac Chase and Charity Pease.

Harwich Vital Records gives births of his children by wife Charity: Dorcas, Mehitable and Silvanus. The NEHGR article on William Chase’s descendants gives them six more children, all believed to be born Harwich:

Charity, Lydia, Desire, Gamaliel, Jason, Jerusha.

I have lines of descent from Dorcas who married Patrick whom I wrote about here as well as Desire who married Job Wixon whom I wrote about here.

Sylvanus died in Dennis, Massachusetts, on 4 April 1815, at age 83.

Charity died 7 January 1819. Her gravestone says she was 87 but she would have been 82. They are buried in South Dennis Cemetery (also called the Ancient or Town Hall Cemetery):

Charity, widow of Silvanus, died 7 January 1819, age 87
Charity's gravestone
Sylvanus, died 4 April 1815, age 83

Sylvanus's gravestone

Source Not Listed Above:
Some of the Descendants of William Chase of Roxbury and Yarmouth, Mass., contributed by John Carroll Chase, compiled for him by George Walter Chamberlain, NEHGR, January 1933