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Sarah GREENLAW

Sarah GREENLAW

Female [1794] - 1868

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  • Name Sarah GREENLAW 
    Born [1794]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Birth [1792]  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth [1791-1800]  [2, 3
    Birth [1793]  [4
    Birth NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880: William
      Census 1900: William, Joel
    Birth ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880: Almira
      Census 1900: Almira
      Census 1910: William
    Birth Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880: Levi
    Birth CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1900: Levi, Sarah
    Birth US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1910: Joel
    Residence 22 Jul 1816  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1830  Calais, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: Moses Chase
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Calais, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 8
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
    Residence 1840  Calais, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1840 United States Federal Census
      Name: Sarah Chase
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Calais, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
    Residence 1855  Nunda, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sarah Chase
      in the New York, State Census, 1855
      Name: Sarah Chase
      Birth Year: abt 1794
      Age: 61
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head: Head
      Residence: Nunda Village, Livingston, New York, USA
      District: E.D. 1
      Household number: 106
      Line Number: 25
      Sheet Number: 12
      Sarah Chase 61 NB None
      Ancestry.com. New York, State Census, 1855 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
      12 June 1855
      Frame house
    Residence 13 Jun 1860  Nunda, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Sarah Chase
      in the 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Sarah Chase
      Age in 1860: 68
      Birth Year: abt 1792
      Birthplace: New Brunswick
      Home in 1860: Nunda, Livingston, New York
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Nunda
      Sarah Chase 68
      C B Galentine 41
      Melvina Galentine 33
      Jay Galentine 14
      Frank Galentine 8
      John Galentine 6
      Hattie Galentine 1
    Died 14 Jul 1868  [4
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I43472  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2016 

    Father Alexander GREENLAW,   b. *[1742],   d. 24 Jun 1822, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hannah NASON,   b. C 1753,   d. BY 4 Apr 1831  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married C 1768 
    Family ID F4726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moses CHASE,   b. [1791-1800],   d. C 1834 
    Married 22 Jul 1816  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p 23 [71/560]
      No 108
      New Brunswick
      Moses Chase of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte and Province of New Brunswick and Sarah Greenlaw of the above Parish and County was married in this Parish and County by License with consent of Parents this 22d Day of July AD 1816 by me Samuel Andrews Rector of the Church at St Andrews
      This marriage was Solemnized between us
      Moses Chase
      Sarah Greenlaw
      In presence of
      Danl Parker
      Charles Carpenter
    Married 22 Jul 1816  All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 22/07/1816 Moses Chase St Andrews Sarah Greenlaw St Andrews Daniel Parker Charles Carpenter SA
    Children 
     1. Almira CHASE,   b. 15 Apr 1817,   d. 9 Feb 1903  (Age 85 years)
     2. William Henry CHASE,   b. 9 Jun 1822,   d. 26 Aug 1913  (Age 91 years)
     3. Levi CHASE,   b. 26 Oct 1823,   d. 31 May 1906  (Age 82 years)
     4. Sarah CHASE,   b. [1823],   d. Bef 1910 CENSUS?
     5. Charles Joel CHASE,   b. 18 Oct 1827,   d. Bef 1920 CENSUS
     6. Mary CHASE,   b. 1829
    Family ID F12940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Some suggest that her name was Harriet Sarah Greenlaw, and that she married Moses Chase then David Smith. However, Sarah Chase, clearly the widow of Moses, is found in the 1855 and 1860 censues in New York.

      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      NB Cemeteries: Nil
      Eastport Sentinel: Nil
      Census 1850: Nil
      NY Census 1865: Nil Nunda
      Chase History (see next note): Sarah Greenlaw d Alexander Greenlaw
      Finagrave son Levi: Harriet Sarah Greenlaw
      Mary Greenlaw Conway: inherited Alexander's farm
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      Registry Books: Nil
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      Charlotte County Marriages: Nil
      Mary Greenlaw Conway: inherited Alexander's farm
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      Registry Books: Nil
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      Charlotte County Marriages: Nil
      Calais Vitals: Nil
      All Saints Anglican: Checked
    • https://archive.org/details/portraitbiographjjp00chic
      Portrait and biographical album of Jackson, Jefferson and Pottawatomie Counties, Kansas: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens ..
      Publication date 1890
      p 374

      Hon William Chase, a prominent, widely know and highly honored citizen of Holten, may well be accorded a leading place among the pioneers of Jackson County, with whose interests he has been so closely connected since 1866. He has improved several tracts of wild land, and still owns a large valuable farm, comprising a whole section of 640 acres of choice land, in what is now called Adrian Township, he having developed it from the unbroken prairie. Mr Chase has held many responsible offices, and in public as well as in private life, has proved a safe and sagacious counselor.

      Our subject comes of good New England stock, and is native of that part of the country, born in the town of Robbinston, Washington County, Maine June 9 1822. His father, Moses Chase, was born in Parsonfield, ME and his father, bearing the same name, was also of New England birth, a descendant of English ancestry. He was a farmer and removed from the Pine Tree State to New York, spending his last years there. The father of our subject passed his early life in the State of his nativity, and when a young man, crossed the border, and for a time, lived in New Brunswick, but soon after marriage he returned to Maine and located in Washington County where he bought a tract of land covered with the primeval forests, and built there a log house, the same in which his son, of whom we write, was born.

      He developed a good farm, and made his home there till his death in 1835. The maiden name of the mother of our subject was Sarah Greenlow, and she was born in New Brunswick. Her father, Alexander Greenlow, a Scotchman by birth, was a farmer in that province, and there spent his last years. The mother of our subject was left a widow with six children to support, by the premature death of her husband. She was, however, equal to the task, being an exceptionally smart woman, possessed of good judgment and business capacity. She took charge of the farm and managed it with excellent financial results for a few years, and then sold it, and removed to Milltown, New Brunswick, to give her children the advantage of schools. After living there some years, she went to New York with her family, and spent her last years in Nunda, Livingston County. She was the mother of eight children, of whom six grew to manhood and womanhood: Almira, William, Levi, Sarah, Joel and Mary.

      William Chase, of his biographical sketch, was 13 years of age, when his father died. His early education was conducted in the pioneer schools of his native town, and he afterward attended the public schools of Milltown, New Brunswick. When he was 16 years old, he was apprenticed to the trade of carpenter and joiner. After serving 4 years, and acquiring a thorough mastery of his calling, he went out into the world to begin life on his own account, and took jobs of carpentering and building in the country on both sides of the St. Crois River, in Maine and New Brunswick, continuing there til 1849. In the fall of that year he went to New York, and contracted to build bridges over the Genesee Valley Canal, and was thus employed 3 years. At the end of that time he and his brother Levi came West, and were engaged in building all the heavy bridges on the Chicago, Alton & St Louis Railway, between Springfield and Bloomington. It took about two years to complete the contracts, and then our subject took another to construct 22 miles of the Missouri Pacific Railway. Having completed that two and one-half years later, he entered into another in Iowas to build forty miles of railway from New Boston, on the Mississippi, westward through Louisa and Washington Counties. That was an unfortunate venture on the part of Mr Chase, for when he had completed it, a year and a half later, the money was not forthcoming to pay him, as the company suspended. He next took a contract in Illinois an a railway in Scott County, and two years later, when he had done his work, he found himself further out of pocket, as that road suspended payment. His next work was to build a sawmill, 9 miles south of St Joseph in Missouri, which he completed and had in running order in the spring of 1860. The breaking out of the war the following year brought business to a standstill, and there was no demand for lumber. In 1864, Mr Chase sold his Missouri property, and invested in some teams he and his son Charles crossed the plains for the purpose of mining n the Rockies, or engaging in other business. The trip was made just previous to the outbreak of the Indians on the plains, and there were hostile savages all along the route, but Mr Chase and his son fortunately escaped an attack, and arrived in Denver safely. From that city they went into the mountains prospecting, and took a contract to furnish wood to a quartz mill, and delivered two cords a day at $8.00 a cord. Provisions were very high in the mining camps, flour bringing $28 a hundred and hay with which to feed the cattle cost 5 cents a pound. In February 1865, they returned Eastward with a train of 100 wagons and 300 men, with a military escort accompanying them over the Platte route. Mr. Chase, after that, had charge of the bridges in the St. Joseph Railroad, between St Joseph and Brookfield, until 1866. He then became a pioneer of Jackson County, buying a quarter-section of wild prairie land in Douglass Township. Building residence at once, he then broke and cultivated 40 acres of land, which he sold 5 or 6 years later, and purchased 80 acres of wild land on Soldier Creek. He erected necessary buildings, and was engaged in improving the land about 5 years. Disposing of it that time, he invested in 320 acres of land, of which sod had never been turned. It as located 2 miles east of Soldier Creek, and he at once, entered upon its improvement, after erecting a dwelling, and when he subsequently sold it 60 acres were under tillage. His next purchase was of 640 acres of uncultivated land, in what is now Adrain Township. He put up comfortable buildings, fenced the entire tract, and improved about 100 acres of it before he took up his residence in Holton, and he is still proprietor of the place.

      It has well been said that, next to a good mother, the greatest blessing of a man?s life is a good wife, and to such a one is our subject indebted for much of the prosperity and happiness that have accrued to him since his wedding with Miss Nancy Brackett, which occurred 46 years ago, January 1, 1843. She is a true woman in every way, possessing a fine character, and a lovely Christian spirit, an she has been a conscientious member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since she 13 years old. She is native of Maine, born in the town of Albion, Kennebec County, February 5, 1826. Her father James Brackett was born in New Hampshire and when a young man he became a resident of Maine, where he engaged in farming and stock dealing, buying cattle in the surrounding country and driving them to market in Brighton, Massachusetts. In 1833, he became a pioneer of Aroostook County, Maine, and cleared a farm from the forest primeval, and made his home on it the remainder of his life. Mrs Chase?s mother was a native of China, Kennebec County, Meaine her maiden name, Abigail Fairfield, She died on the home farm in Aroostook County. Mrs Chase lived with her parents until her marriage, and was carefully taught to spin, weave and knit and she was also trained in all her household duties and became a skillful housewife.

      The following is recorded of the 7 children born to Mr & Mrs Chase.
      Delia, Mrs Long, lives in Shawnee County, Kansas;
      Emma married Frank Lyman, and they live in Topeka;
      Charles lives in Avoca, Jackson County;
      Frank who married Frances Rachel Burns lives in Douglass Township;
      Ida married first John Helm, then later William Renfroe, and live in F or Pottawatomie County;
      Jennie married Charles Woodruff, and they live in Valley Falls.

      It will be seen by the perusal of his biography that our subject has made a success of life, using the term in its broadest sense, and his standing among his fellow-citizens is of the highest. He is a man of strong character and enlightened views, and wisdom and foresight are prominent amoung his traits. His business capacity and genuine trustworthiness have made him an invaluable civic official in the various public positions that he has held with honor to himself and his constituents. He has served many years as School Treasurer and has energetically pushed all plans for increasing school facilities. He was elected County Commissioner in 1870, and was an incumbent of that office 4 years, showing by his judicious course, that he, was the right man for the position. In 1877, his fellow-citizens honored him by electing him to represent them in the State Legislature. He was formerly a Democrat in politics, and he voted for Stephen A Douglas in 1860, but from that time until the close of the war, he worked with the Republican part. Since then he has been independent, using his influence to elect the man who he considered best fitted for the office. Regardless of his political affiliations.

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] Census, US Federal, 1860, Department of Commerce, (1860).

    2. [S1025] Census, US Federal, 1830, Department of Commerce, (1830).

    3. [S2924] Census, US Federal, 1840, Department of Commerce, (1840).

    4. [S1282] Find A Grave, Findagrave.com, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&).

    5. [S3913] All Saints Angilcan Church Records, St Andrews, NB, Transcribed by Shirley O'Neill.