Genealogy of the Chesley Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Chesley family of New Hampshire as extracted from the History of New Hampshire and other sources.

First Generation

1

Family of Philip Chesley of New Hampshire

Philip Chesley [1]A Philip Chesley died in York County, Virginia, in 1674, a native of Welford, Gloucestershire, where the name is sometimes written Churchly. [See William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. I, p. 86.] witnessed a deed from the Rev. Thomas Larkham to William Waldron, 13 Sept. 1642. He had a house lot of three acres and a half on “High Street,” Neck, which he sold to Thomas Leighton. He and wife, Elizabeth, signed a deed, 7 Aug. 1661. He alone sold to son, Thomas, one half of his lands, etc., 12 Aug. 1663, reserving only the room at the west end of the house. The following year he deeded the rest of his land to his youngest son, Philip, and 7 July 1673, he and his wife, Joan, deeded to son, Philip, sixty acres more. He had a grant, in 1652, of 100 acres “at a place called the Indian graves on the west side of beech hill.” Joan Chesley testified to an event that happened at “our house” in 1667, the loan of a canoe belonging to Thomas Chesley. She had probably before that date become the second wife of Philip Chesley, senior.

July 3, 1699, Mary Chesley and Hester Chesley deeded to Elizabeth Chesley, wife of Thomas, land formerly “our fathers” and since “our brothers.” Philip and Joan Chesley made depositions, 30 April 1685.

The following is found in the records of , Vol. H : “Whereas Philip Chesley Senr Late of deceased had Twenty acres of land and the meadow joining thereunto given by the Towne of in the year (56) Lying and being between Louberland and and the sd land is given by deed of gift unto hanah Ash from her two brethren Thomas & Philip Chesley to her and her heires forever and we the subscribers being desired by benjamin Peirce the owner and surviver of sd Land have laid it out as follows,” etc. There is no date, and the signatures are not preserved, but it must have been after 1714. See under Ash.

  1. 2. Thomas Chesley born 1644; married Elizabeth Thomas.
  2. 3. Philip Chesley born 1646; married Sarah _______.
  3. Hannah Chesley married Thomas Ash.

Children probably by second marriage:

  1. Mary Chesley married Ralph Hall, 28 May 1701, (2) John Foy.
  2. Esther Chesley married John Hall, 9 Aug. 1705.

Second Generation

2

Family of Thomas Chesley of New Hampshire

Thomas Chesley (Philip1), born in 1644, as per deposition, married, 22 Aug. 1663, Elizabeth Thomas. He was selectman in 1688 and 1695, and was killed by Indians near Johnson’s Creek, 15 Nov. 1697. [Pike’s Journal] His widow, Elizabeth, had a grant of ten acres, 23 June 1701.

  1. 4. Thomas Chesley born 4 June 1664; married Ann _______.
  2. 5. George Chesley born 1671; married Deliverance _______.
  3. 6. Joseph Chesley married (1) Hannah Buss, (2) Sarah Cutt.
  4. Elizabeth Chesley married Capt. James Davis.
  5. Susanna Chesley married Capt. John Smith. He died 14 May 1744. She died 24 March 1746, aged 68. 8 children.
  6. Sarah Chesley married Abraham Bennett before 1721.
  7. Mary Chesley married William Jones before 1721.


3

Family of Philip Chesley of New Hampshire

Philip Chesley (Philip1), born 1646, married Sarah _______. His will, 13 Dec. 1695, names wife, Sarah, sons, Samuel, James, Philip and Ebenezer, “and the rest of my Estate I leave with my wife for the benefit of the children which I leave behind me to disspose of as she See good.” Deeds show that he had also sons, Ichabod and Jonathan, and he had perhaps Lydia. “Sarah Chesley, an aged widow,” was baptized 20 March 1719, by the Rev. Hugh Adams. Philip Chesley was constable in 1695.

  1. 7. Samuel Chesley, “eldest son”; married Elizabeth Smith.
  2. 8. James Chesley married Tamson Wentworth, 29 Dec. 1704.
  3. 9. Philip Chesley married Hannah Sawyer, 8 July 1706.
  4. Ebenezer, probably killed by Indians, 17 Sept. 1707.
  5. 10. Ichabod Chesley married Temperance _______.
  6. 11. Jonathan Chesley married Mary Weeks, 17 Nov. 1720.
  7. Lydia Chesley (?) married John Burnham, widower, 9 Jan. 1717-8.


Third Generation

4

Family of Thomas Chesley of New Hampshire

Thomas Chesley (Thomas2, Philip1) born 4 June 1664, married Ann _______. He died before 1700. His wife married Joseph Daniel and died before 1704. The following children are known:

  1. 12. George Chesley, the “bachelor,” baptized 24 Dec. 1721; estate administered by brother, Samuel.
  2. Thomas Chesley born 1688. He was aged about 16, 2 Jan. 1704-5, when his uncle, Joseph Chesley, was made his guardian. He probably died at an early age, unmarried.
  3. 13. John Chesley born abt. 1690. He is called “oldest son of Thomas Chesley,” 3 Aug. 1708, indicating perhaps that his brother Thomas was then deceased. He married Hannah Huckins.
  4. 14. Samuel Chesley born abt. 1691; married Ann Daniel.
  5. Martha Chesley born 1689; married Samuel Davis; d. at age of 102.
  6. Susanna Chesley married Thomas Leighton.

5

Family of George Chesley of New Hampshire

George Chesley (Thomas2, Philip1) made a deposition 7 June 1696, aged 25. His wife’s name was Deliverance _______. He was killed by Indians, 8 June 1710, while on his way to mill. His widow had a grant of land in 1711. Lived near the present village schoolhouse. Thirty acres were laid out to George Chesley, 2 June 1694, “on the north side of Joseph Jones land.” Henry Rice, 1711, willed all his property to “Elizabath Chaslee the onlie Lawfull daughter of George Chaslee deceased lat of oyster river,” and Deliverance Chesley was named as executrix, but she renounced her right in favor of James , the deceased’s son-in-law. This suggests that Deliverance was daughter of Henry Rice. He had a grant of 33 acres, 23 June 1701, on the south side of , “near where Capt. Chesley old Mill Formerly stood,” and also near “Basford old Chemble Back.” This was laid out “at the request of his son George Chesley,” 7 Aug. 1735. [See Vol. I of Town Records, p. 35.] I think that widow Deliverance Chesley married (2) Moses Davis, Jr.

  1. 15. George Chesley baptized as adult 21 May 1721; married _______ _______.
  2. Elizabeth Chesley baptized 21 May 1721.

6

Family of Joseph Chesley of and New Hampshire

Joseph Chesley (Thomas2, Philip1) married (1) Hannah, daughter of the Rev. John and Mary (Hill) Buss, (2) 18 Dec. 1 717, Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah (Martyn) Cutt of . May 1 1743, Joseph Chesley and James Chesley of sold to their brother, Thomas Chesley, their right in the estate of Valentine Hill late of , “our great grand-father.” [See N. H. Prov. Deeds, XXX. 327, and Buss family.] Joseph Chesley bought of Sampson and Temperance Doe, 26 March 1707, land lying at the water side in Lubberland. This was at the head of Great Bay, and he gave his name to Chesley’s Islands. His will, 13 April 1730 – 7 Jan. 1731, names wife, Sarah, and the following children:

  1. Ensign Joseph Chesley born abt. 1711; married 15 April 1771, Comfort Smith, aged 16. Had one daughter:
    1. Margaret, who married 21 Nov. 1796, Capt. Joseph Chase of .
  2. 16. Thomas Chesley married Mary Hill.
  3. James Chesley married Sarah _______. He died in 1753 and Sarah administered his estate. They had daughter:
    1. Susanna Chesley, baptized 30 July 1749, and Joseph Chesley was made her guardian.
    2. William Chesley, baptized 23 March 1760.
    3. John Chesley, baptized 23 March 1760.
    4. Elizabeth Chesley, baptized 23 March 1760.
  4. Benjamin Chesley baptized 9 June 1717. Not named in the will.

7

Family of Capt. Samuel Chesley of and New Hampshire

Capt. Samuel Chesley's Garrison
Mentioned in 1707. Torn down 1879
Capt. Samuel Chesley’s Garrison
Mentioned in 1707. Torn down 1879

Capt. Samuel Chesley (Philip2, Philip1) married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Smith. He was selectman in 1703 and captain in an expedition to Port Royal in 1707. He was slain by Indians while at work in the woods, 17 Sept. 1707. He had a grant of land, 30 May 1697. His widow married Amos Pinkham. “The late Capt. Chesley’s garrison” is mentioned 29 Sept. 1707, which stood a few rods southeasterly of Dea. Winthrop S. Meserve’s house at the present date. He had son, Joseph, and probably other children, as follows:

  1. Joseph Chesley. He had wife, Hannah, 20 Feb. 1730-1, estate administrated 1740.
  2. Reuben Chesley. Had wife, Ann, and later wife, Margaret. Lived in , 1758.
  3. Keziah Chesley, baptized 10 Dec. 1727 as “singlewoman”; married probably, Timothy Hanson. Reuben Chesley and Timothy Hanson and Keziah, his wife, were administrators of the estate of Joseph Chesley, late of , in 1740.
  4. Samuel Chesley. The History of the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, p. 488, says that Capt. Samuel Chesley had a son, Samuel, born 1691, who had a son, Samuel, born 1713, who also had a son, Samuel, born 1734. The last Samuel was at the siege of Louisburg in 1758 and surveyed lots for New England emigrants at Grenville. He married Eleanor, daughter of Samuel Moore. Samuel Chesley induced his brothers, Joseph and Benjamin, to go to Nova Scotia. Joseph soon returned to New Hampshire, but Benjamin settled in Wilmot, N. S., near the present site of . I mistrust that there is one too many Samuel Chesleys in this line of ancestry. The Joseph, brother of Samuel, here mentioned, may be the Joseph Chesley who settled in Windham, Maine, and there married 25 Dec. 1766 Abigail Graffam and had a large family, or it may be the Joseph Chesley, born in 1744, who married Sarah Drew and settled in Industry, Maine, where he died in 1827, aged 84. [See History of Industry.]

8

Family of James Chesley of and New Hampshire

James Chesley (Philip2, Philip1) was killed by Indians at same time as his brother, Capt. Samuel, 17 Sept. 1707. Pike’s Journal says, “Octo. 14, 1705, Sab: Sarah Chesley (formerly Huggins) the wife of James Chesley of , died after 4 days sickness with malig: feaver.” records say that he married Thamsin Wentworth, 29 Dec. 1704. Some error as to dates. She was daughter of Dea. Gershom Wentworth and married (2) Dea. John Hayes and had eleven children. James Chesley had one son:

  1. 17. James Chesley born 18 May 1706; married Mehitable Waldron, (2) Lydia Home.

9

Family of Lieut. Philip Chesley of and New Hampshire

Lieut. Philip Chesley (Philip2, Philip1) born about 1676, as a deposition shows, “aged about seventy seven years” in 1753. married in Wells, Maine, 8 July 1706, Hannah, daughter of William and Sarah (Littlefield-Wells) Sawyer of Wells. She was born 9 April 1785 and was baptized by the Rev. Hugh Adams, as wife of Lieut. Philip Chesley, 1 Nov. 1719, and received into the church 24 May 1724. She is named as Hannah Chesley in the will of her father, 1718, with “two oldest sons, Joshua and Paul,” evidently an error. Philip Chesley is called captain in 1707. He sold land, in 1731, to “two eldest sons,” Lemuel and Joshua. In 1737 he sold to Lemuel Chesley land “granted to my grandfather, Philip Chesley.” In 1756 he sold land to “Winborn Adams, Chirurgeon.” In 1742 Philip and Hannah Chesley, Ichabod and Temperance Chesley, Jonathan and Mary Chesley sold land in to Peter Hayes. Another deed shows that they were brothers. Philip Chesley lived on the old Chesley farm.

  1. 18. Lemuel Chesley married Sarah Smith.
  2. 19. Joshua Chesley baptized 23 Feb. 1724; married Mary _______.
  3. Phebe Chesley baptized 23 Feb. 1724; married Dr. Samuel Adams.
  4. 20. Paul Chesley baptized 11 Sept. 1726; married Sarah Davis.
  5. 21. Samuel Chesley baptized 11 Sept. 1726; married Mary Hicks.
  6. Daniel Chesley baptized 11 Sept. 1726; married Elizabeth Thomas.
  7. Deborah Chesley baptized 11 Sept. 1726.

10

Family of Lieut. Ichabod Chesley of and New Hampshire

Lieut. Ichabod Chesley (Philip2, Philip1) was baptized as adult 12 Jan. 1717/8. His widow, Temperance, and Stephen Evans were made administrators of his estate, 15 Dec. 1774. He lived on the north side of the Mast Road, where Frank Bunker recently lived. He left 150 acres in the homestead, half of a saw mill, 200 acres in , 240 acres in , and three fourths of the fourth division in , etc. Widow Temperance Chesley was taxed in 1777, 1783 and 1786. Children were:

  1. Sarah Chesley baptized 18 July 1725; m, John Edgerly.
  2. Hannah Chesley baptized 2 Oct. 1726.
  3. Benjamin Chesley baptized 10 Aug. 1729.
  4. Lydia Chesley married Col. Stephen Evans.
  5. Rachel Chesley married abt. 1763 Surplus Marr of Kittery, Maine.

11

Family of Capt. Jonathan Chesley of and New Hampshire

Garrison House of Capt. Jonathan Chesley, Built in 1716
Later the residence of Samuel Jones
Garrison House of Capt. Jonathan Chesley,
Built in 1716
Later the residence of Samuel Jones

Capt. Jonathan Chesley (Philip2, Philip1) married 17 Nov. 1720, Mary daughter of Joshua Weeks of , N. H. She united with the church at , 19 Nov. 1721, the day before her first child was born. He was representative in 1745. He had a company of 73 men guarding the frontier in 1746. His will, 4 Feb. 1755-24 Sept. 1755, indicates the following children:

  1. 22. Jonathan Chesley born 20 Nov. 1721; married Mary Smith.
  2. Ebenezer Chesley baptized 9 Aug. 1724. Not named in will.
  3. Mary Chesley baptized 5 June 1726; married 10 Oct. 1751, Col. Benjamin Chadbourne of Berwick, Maine.
  4. Richard baptized 23 Feb. 1728.
  5. Comfort Chesley.

12

Biography of George Chesley of New Hampshire

George Chesley, (Thomas3, Thomas2, Philip1), I think him to be the “bachelor” baptized by the Rev. Hugh Adams, 24 Dec. 1721, and the one who was killed by Indians 24 May, 1724, at the time when Elizabeth Burnham was mortally wounded. Samuel Chesley was administrator of his estate, appointed 2 Sept. 1724, and declared in the probate records to be brother of George Chesley. The inventory shows thirty acres of land, part of a sawmill at Lamprey River, part of a mill at the Hook, yoke of oxen, boards, etc., the total valued at 154 155. This may be the George Chesley, to whom fifty acres on the north-west side of Lampril River were granted, 23 Jan. 1701. He has been confused with the other George Chesley who was baptized 21 May 1721. One George Chesley had fifty acres of land laid out to him at the Indian Graves, 20 Sept. 1721, a part of the grant to the first Philip Chesley in 1652. James Chesley had another part of the same grant laid out to him 2 Dec. 1721. The Rev. Hugh Adams wrote in his manuscript, “A Particular Faith,” etc., that a young man named George Chesley was killed and scalped by the Indians 24 May 1724.

13

Family of John Chesley of and New Hampshire

John Chesley (Thomas3, Thomas2, Philip1), born about 1690, married about 1717, Hannah, daughter of James and Welthen (Thomas) Huckins. He died in 1719, and his widow married Job Runnels. A coroner’s jury said that John Chesley “was drowned about half an hour after sunset ye 21st of May 1719.” “He went into the water to save two little girls that had been over set in a canoe.” Two children:

  1. John Chesley, of age in 1739. He and his wife, Sarah, sold land to William Odiorne in 1752. They had son:
    1. John Chesley, born in 15 Aug. 1752, who married Sally _______, born 5 Sept. 1756, and lived in , where they had sons:
      1. John Chesley, born 5 Sept. 1774, who married 18 March 1798 Betsey Batchelder.
      2. Jonathan Chesley of married 26 Aug. 1798, Thankful, daughter of Lieut. Daniel and Mary (Bartlett) Hoitt and removed to Rome, Maine, where they had a large family.
  2. 23. Thomas Chesley married Deborah _______.

14

Family of Samuel Chesley of and New Hampshire

Samuel Chesley (Thomas3, Thomas2, Philip1) born about 1691, married Ann, daughter of Joseph Daniel. He chose his uncle, George Chesley, as guardian, 7 June 1708. Probably he was baptized 30 April 1721. Samuel Chesley of made his will, 16 Jan. 1777, naming wife Ann and daughters Susanna and Martha. John Willey and William Glidden, sons-in-law, were executors of his will.

  1. Ann Chesley born 29 Oct. 1723. Not named in will.
  2. Susannah Chesley born 21 Oct. 1725; married John Willey.
  3. Martha Chesley born 7 Oct. 1728; unmarried in 1777.
  4. Elizabeth Chesley married William Glidden, 16 Sept. 1750.

15

Family of George Chesley of and New Hampshire

George Chesley (George3, Thomas2, Philip1) was baptized as an adult 21 May 1721 with Elizabeth Chesley, who may have been his sister or may have been his wife. He was certainly married before 1718. His uncles and aunts sold to George Chesley, “our loving cousin,” 4 Aug. 1721, 100 acres near Beech hill, granted to Philip Chesley, the aged. No further trace of him has been found, and nothing is known about his wife. It is certain that his place was inherited by a son, George.

  1. 24. George Chesley born abt. 1718; married Sarah Sampson.

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Family of Capt. Thomas Chesley of and New Hampshire

Capt. Thomas Chesley (Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1) married Mary, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Thompson) Hill. He died in 1778. She died about 1810.

  1. 25. Joseph Chesley born 4 May 1740; married Susan Hodgdon.
  2. Abigail Chesley married James Thomas.
  3. 26. Benjamin Chesley born 23 Jan. 1743; married Deborah Randall.
  4. 27. James Chesley born 25 Jan. 1750; married Elizabeth Downing Furber.
  5. Nathaniel Chesley. He had in his father’s will, “all my land in .” He married (1) 10 May 1781 Hannah Murray of , (2) 31 Aug. 1794, Susanna Gray of .
  6. Sarah Chesley married Israel Randall.
  7. Mary Chesley baptized 17 Sept. 1749; married Thomas Crommett. [See Genealogy of the Crommett Family of Durham New Hampshire]
  8. Elizabeth Chesley married Daniel Davis, 11 May 1786.
  9. Thomas Chesley baptized 5 Aug. 1754; died young.
  10. Hannah Chesley baptized 3 Aug. 1756.

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Family of James Chesley of and New Hampshire

James Chesley (James3, Philip2, Philip1) born 18 May 1706, married (1) Mehitable Waldron, who died 21 Aug. 1776, aged 68, (2) 8 April 1777, Lydia Home of . He died in , 10 Oct. 1778.

  1. Tamsen Chesley married (1) John Twombly, (2) Col. Otis Baker.
  2. Mary Chesley married Rev. Avery Hall of , N. H., 2 ch.
  3. Ebenezer Chesley died without issue before his father.
  4. James Chesley died without issue before his father.
  5. Otis Chesley died without issue before his father.

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Family of Lemuel Chesley of and New Hampshire

Lemuel Chesley (Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) married Sarah, daughter of Col. Samuel and Hannah (Burnham) Smith, born 7 Oct. 1720. His widow, Sarah, was living 5 Aug. 1801, when there was a division of estate in among his heirs, showing the following children:

  1. 28. Lemuel Chesley married Hannah Randall.
  2. 29. Samuel Chesley then of .
  3. Benjamin Chesley married Phebe _______. Lived in . Ch.:
    1. Benjamin Chesley.
    2. John Chesley.
    3. Lemuel Chesley.
    4. Zaccheus Chesley, born 28 Apr. 1792 and died 21 March 1869. He was pub. to Lydia Scott of 12 Feb. 1815 and lived in Alexandria. His wife Lydia was born 19 May 1795 and died 13 Dec. 1882. Children:
      1. Sarah Chesley born 6 June 1823, married John Atwood.
      2. Susan Chesley born 10 Jan. 1816, married Daniel Bailey.
    5. Mary Chesley.
    6. Mehitable Chesley.
    7. Phebe Chesley. 
  4. Isaac married 27 March 1781 Sarah Thompson of . Children:
    1. Elizabeth Chesley who married Eben Tasker, Jr., 26 Feb. 1807.
    2. Lemuel Chesley who died 17 April 1821, aged 35, unmarried.
    3. Isaac Chesley who died unmarried after 1871.
    4. Polly Chesley who married John Jones, Jr.
    5. Sally Chesley who married Samuel Pinkham.
  5. Sarah Chesley married John Meserve, Jr.
  6. Patience Chesley married Jonathan Woodman.

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Family of Joshua Chesley of New Hampshire

Joshua Chesley (Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) had wife Mary (Potts?) who is named in his will, 19 Aug.-14 Dec. 1774, with the following children:

  1. Andrew Chesley, soldier of the Revolution. Went to , N. H. Children:
    1. Nathaniel Chesley.
    2. Esther Chesley.
    3. Susan Chesley.
  2. Philip Chesley. Probably lived in .
  3. Sawyer Chesley, soldier of the Revolution. Had a family in in 1790.
  4. James Chesley born 23 May, 1751; married Elizabeth Hill. Went to ; died 26 Feb. 1836. Wife born 1759, d. 6 Feb. 1838. Had son:
    1. Joseph, born in 28 Aug. 1779. 
  5. Mary Chesley.
  6. Ebenezer Chesley, soldier of the Revolution. Lived in .
  7. Winthrop Chesley married Nov. 1784, Elizabeth Downs of . He had a family in in 1790.

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Family of Paul Chesley of New Hampshire

Paul Chesley (Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) married Sarah, daughter of Moses Davis of . He died about 1774. Land was set off to his widow, 14 Dec. 1774, “at the west end of Beech Hill.” Her taxes were abated in 1791. No children are known.

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Family of Col. Samuel Chesley of New Hampshire

Col. Samuel Chesley (Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) married 28 Sept. 1749, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Davis) Hicks, born 22 May, 1721. He died 1 June 1799, aged 82. His will, 28 Dec. 1797-Aug. 1799, indicates the following children:

  1. 30. Philip Chesley married Abigail Hayes, 15 Jan. 1778.
  2. Abigail Chesley married Benjamin Gerrish.
  3. Lucy Chesley married Elijah Drew; d. Sept. 1786.
  4. Mary Chesley married Bartholomew Richards. She died 3 Sept. 1817, aged 58.

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Family of Jonathan Chesley of New Hampshire

Jonathan Chesley (Jonathan1, Philip2, Philip3) born 20 Nov. 1721, married Mary, daughter of Richard Smith. He was a blacksmith. He died July 1765. Widow Mary Chesley deeded to Nathaniel Folsom of , 23 Dec. 1767, five acres in , “given me by will of my father, Richard Smith, late of .” Jonathan’s will, 1765, names the following children, except the last two.

  1. 31. Jonathan Chesley married Elizabeth Emerson.
  2. Samuel Chesley baptized 8 Oct. 1756.
  3. Ebenezer Chesley baptized 16 Oct. 1757. Alpheus Chesley was his guardian in 1773.
  4. Comfort Chesley baptized 22 Nov. 1761; d. in , 1847, aged 86.
  5. Lydia Chesley married John Kimball, 8 Dec. 1778.
  6. Mary Chesley, 3 yrs. old, baptized 1 May 1753; probably died young.
  7. Richard Chesley, 16 mos. old, baptized 1 May 1753; probably died young.

Fourth Generation

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Family of Thomas Chesley of New Hampshire

Thomas Chesley (John4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Philip1) married Deborah _______. His will, 25 Nov. 1767, names children as follows:

  1. Hannah Chesley married 19 Sept. 1754, Rev. John Adams, his second wife.
  2. Deborah Chesley married 18 Oct. 1762, John Smith 3d.
  3. Alpheus Chesley married 14 Oct, 1762, Deborah, daughter of John and Sarah (Clark) Meserve. He was one of the party at the capture of Fort William and Mary, also a Captain in the Revolution. He appears as lieutenant-colonel in Col. John Waldron’s regiment 6 March 1776. He died in in 1792. Had sons:
    1. Alpheus Chesley.
    2. Trueworthy Chesley, married 2 Oct. 1796, Sally Powers of Gilmanton, daughter of the Rev. Priest Powers.

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Family of George Chesley of New Hampshire

George Chesley (George4, George3, Thomas2, Philip1), born about 1718, as a deposition shows, married Sarah Sampson about 1737. His will, 1 Sept. 1785-18 Nov. 1790, names wife, Sarah, and children as follows:

  1. Benjamin Chesley baptized 1741; married 13 Oct. 1791, Sarah Garland. He died 21 July 1805, “of measles taken in town meeting,” in his 69th year. His wife died 24 Sept. 1823, burned in her house. Children:
    1. Abigail Chesley born 2 Jan. 1796, married 1812, Daniel Young and d. 4 March 1831.
    2. Hannah Chesley born 1 Jan. 1799; married 14 July 1816 Francis Butler, (2) July 1832 Daniel Young, (3) Hudson Peavey. She died 26 Feb. 1881.
  2. Susanna Chesley baptized 21 March 1741; married George Knight.
  3. Hannah Chesley born 12 May 1742; married 12 Nov. 1772, Joseph Thompson.
  4. Elizabeth Chesley born 13 Aug. 1744; married Hezekiah Randall.
  5. Ruth Chesley married Paul Gerrish; died 1817, aged 63.
  6. Abigail Chesley, unmarried in 1785.
  7. Aaron Chesley born 28 May 1764; married 29 Nov. 1781 Ruth Bennett; d. in , 1823. Children:
    1. George Chesley.
    2. Benjamin Chesley
    3. Ruth Chesley.
    4. Aaron Chesley.

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Family of Major Joseph Chesley of New Hampshire

Major Joseph Chesley (Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1), born 4 May 1740, married Susan Hodgdon. He died in 29 Dec. 1822, aged 62. His wife died 27 Jan. 1823.

  1. Hannah Chesley born 28 Dec. 1766; married 27 April 1788, Ebenezer Doe.
  2. 32. Thomas Chesley married Susanna Chesley.
  3. 33. Joseph Chesley married Polly Pendergast.
  4. Lydia Chesley married 5 Feb. 1801 Capt. Wm. Wiggin; d. 9 July 1820, aged 34.
  5. Susanna Chesley married 17 Jan. 1802, Cutler Wiggin.
  6. Shadrach Chesley (?) born in 15 Oct. 1759; married Jemima Ham; d. Oct. 1831; lived in .

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Family of Lieut. Benjamin Chesley of New Hampshire

Residence of Hon. Daniel Chesley
Residence of Hon. Daniel Chesley

Lieut. Benjamin Chesley (Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1), born 24 Jan. 1743, married Deborah Randall, daughter of William and Lydia, who was born 24 Aug. 1747 and died 28 May 1830. He died 5 Feb. 1831. He owned land west of the mill road and south of the Mast Road. He was buried in the northwest corner of the present field, near the pasture wall. The College President’s house stands on the site of the house occupied by Lieut. Benjamin Chesley.

  1. Abigail Chesley born 5 April 1765; married 1 Nov. 1781, Valentine Clark, (2) _______ Hill.
  2. Mary Chesley born 17 Oct. 1767; married 6 Aug. 1789, Job Woodman. Removed to Digby, Nova Scotia.
  3. 34. Miles Chesley born 24 Jan. 1770; married 28 May 1801, Polly Furber.
  4. Deborah Chesley born 2 Feb. 1772; married 7 Oct. 1792, David Stone. Went to Nova Scotia.
  5. Isaac Chesley born 7 June 1774; married 17 Nov. 1796, Nancy, daughter of Capt. John and Hannah (Gerrish) Griffin. Lived in , N. H. He d. Sept. 1852. She died 26 Nov. 1848, aged 79.
  6. Susanna Chesley born 9 June 1776; married 11 Jan. 1797, Thomas Chesley.
  7. 35. Lieut. James Chesley born 12 Aug. 1778; married 27 Feb. 1803, Sally Reynolds.
  8. Benjamin Chesley born 13 Oct. 1781; married 3 March 1811, Abbie Page; lived in .
  9. Valentine Chesley born 5 April 1784; went to Maine and was lost at sea, 1812, without issue.
  10. Nancy Chesley born 12 April 1786; married 4 Feb. 1810, John Hart of ; died 1 Dec. 1867.
  11. 36. Israel Chesley born 24 Nov. 1788; married 25 Oct. 1812, Betsey Folsom.
  12. 37. Thomas Chesley born 13 March 1792; married 11 Feb. 1816, Joanna Folsom.

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Family of James Chesley of and New Hampshire

James Chesley (Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1) born 25 Jan. 1750, married Elizabeth Downing Furber. He died in , N. H., 13 Jan. 1851, aged 100 years and 11 months.

  1. Mary Chesley married 12 Nov. 1791, James Horn.
  2. Elizabeth Chesley married 25 Dec. 1800, Stephen Place.
  3. Thomas Chesley married 15 Oct. 1801, Elizabeth Brewster.
  4. Richard Furber Chesley born 28 Oct. 1781; married 30 Jan. 1806, Nancy Twombly.
  5. Nabby Chesley born 26 June 1785; married 25 Sept. 1806, Daniel Hayes.
  6. Sally Chesley born 28 Oct. 1787.
  7. Isaac Buzzell Chesley, twin to Jacob, born 14 June 1789.
  8. Jacob Chesley, twin to Isaac B., born 14 June 1789.
  9. James Chesley born 2 Oct. 1791.
  10. Debby Chesley born 14 Sept. 1794.

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Family of Lemuel Chesley of New Hampshire

Lemuel Chesley (Lemuel4, Philip3 Philip2, Philip1) married, 29 March 1769, Hannah Randall, daughter of Simon and Sarah. They were Quakers. He died 20 Nov. 1789. Lived in .

  1. 38. Lemuel Chesley married 9 Oct. 1793, Lovey Hull.
  2. 39. John Chesley married 23 Feb. 1797, Elizabeth Blake.
  3. William Chesley unmarried.
  4. Joseph Chesley married 4 June 1798, Sally Hall; lived in .
  5. Sarah Chesley married George Bunker, or Dec. 11 1793, David Bunker of .
  6. Keziah Chesley died young.
  7. Hannah Chesley married 1805, Robert Parker.
  8. Betsey Chesley born abt. 1781; married James Moses, (2) Jere Prescott.
  9. Polly Chesley born abt. 1783; married Samuel Cass.
  10. Lieut. Simon Chesley born 21 Oct. 1788; married Olive Elkins, 29 April 1807. He died 3 July 1851. She died 1 Oct. 1822. He was Lieut. in War of 1812. Had a family in , N. H.

29

Family of Samuel Chesley of New Hampshire

Samuel Chesley (Lemuel4, Philip3 Philip2, Philip1) married _______ _______ and lived in . He is said to have had the following children:

  1. 40. Moses Chesley born 25 April 1775; married Mary Folsom, 17 Nov. 1796. 10 ch.
  2. 41. Lemuel Chesley born 1773; married Mary Merrill; lived in .
  3. Mary Chesley married _______ Morgan of .
  4. Abigail Chesley married Stephen Merrill of .
  5. Betsey Chesley married _______ Shepard.
  6. Sally Chesley married _______ Shepard, his second wife.

30

Family of Philip Chesley of New Hampshire

Philip Chesley (Samuel4,Philip3 Philip2, Philip1), born about 1754, died 26 Aug. 1825, aged 71. He married, 15 Jan. 1778, Abigail Hayes of , who died 24 Feb. 1817, aged 55. His will, 1825, shows the following children:

  1. 42. Samuel Chesley born 1 March 1779; married 2 March 1797, Nancy Perkins.
  2. Daniel Chesley married 23 May 1804, Hannah Demeritt, who died 13 March 1821, aged 38, (2) Rosamond Knight, who d. 9 Sept. 1864, aged 78. He died 21 Nov. 1844, aged 63. A daughter:
    1. Betsey Chesley died 16 May 1822, aged 17 yrs. 8 mos. She married Lafayette Chesley.
  3. 43. Paul Chesley married 17 July 1802, Sarah Hooper.
  4. 44. Joseph Chesley born 1785; married 1 Sept. 1803, Betsey Ham, (2) 1807, Eliza Young.

31

Family of Capt. Jonathan Chesley of and New Hampshire

Capt. Jonathan Chesley (Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Philip2, Philip1), born about 1748, married Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy and Mary (Smith) Emerson. He died in , in 1826, aged 73.

Alice M. Chesley, M.D.
Alice M. Chesley, M.D.
  1. Nancy Chesley born abt. 1768; married John Place; died 1871, aged 102.
  2. Jonathan Chesley married 1815 Sally Frost of . Went West. 5 children.
  3. Polly Chesley married 3 Nov. 1792, Isaac Pinkham; lived in Boothbay, Maine.
  4. Abigail Chesley married Hayes of .
  5. Sophia Chesley born 6 Nov. 1781; married Rev. Enos George, 10 July 1804; died 13 Feb. 1858, at .
  6. Betsey Chesley born 10 July 1784; married Thomas Jones of ; died 28 Oct. 1874.
  7. Franklin Chesley killed in the War of 1812.
  8. Lydia Chesley married _______ Hitchcock, .
  9. Lafayette Chesley born 1792 married (1) 28 Jan. 1822, Betsey, daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Demeritt) Chesley, who died 16 July 1822, aged 17 yrs. 8 mos; (2) 1826, Caroline Marsailles of New York. A son, Lafayette Chesley, born 1827, died 1898, married Hannah D. Jones and was a physician in . Lafayette Chesley, Sr., married (3) _______ Knickerbocker of New York. Ch. of Lafayette Chesley, Jr., were Alice M. Chesley, physician, born 1861; Starr King Chesley born 1865, died 1907, and Grace L. Chesley, born 1870.
    1. Alice M. Chesley, M.D., was born in , 14 Oct., 1861, daughter of Dr. Lafayette and Hannah D. (Jones) Chesley. She studied at Chester Academy and Charlestown High School and graduated at Gorham Normal School, Gorham, Me. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan and graduated from Tufts Medical College, after which she had hospital work in Detroit, New York and . She taught school seven years and was employed by Rockingham County several years to revise and index the county records. She has practiced medicine twelve years in and is a member of the American Medical Association and of the State and County Medical Societies, being treasurer of the latter. She belongs also to the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is descended through her mother from the Stephen Jones who settled at about 1664, and she owns the farm first cultivated by him.

Sixth Generation

32

Family of Thomas Chesley of New Hampshire

Thomas Chesley (Joseph5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1) married, 11 Jan. 1794, his cousin, Susanna, daughter of Lieut. Benjamin and Deborah (Randall) Chesley. She married (2) David Sawyer of .

  1. Joseph Randall Chesley born 18 Dec. 1797; married Charlotte Shaw, died without issue.
  2. Benjamin Chesley born 4 Oct. 1799; d. 8 Nov. 1817.
  3. Clarissa Chesley born 22 Nov. 1801; married 19 April 1826, John Sawyer of .
  4. Jeremiah Chesley born 30 Dec. 1803; married 13 Feb. 1834, Deborah, daughter of David Wiggin. He lived in Palmyra, Maine. Children:
    1. John Chesley.
    2. Susanna Chesley.
    3. Mary Chesley.
  5. Ezra Chesley born 14 Feb. 1806; died 14 Jan. 1818.
  6. 45. Alfred Chesley born 28 July 1809; married 3 July 1832, Octavia Shaw, (2) Julia Wormwood. A daughter:
    1. Priscilla married (1) Minot Langmaid, (2) Stephen Paul, (3) Joel Cook.
  7. Sophia Chesley born 1 Aug. 1812; m, Samuel White of , (2) John Osgood.

33

Family of Joseph Chesley of New Hampshire

Joseph Chesley (Joseph5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1) married, 8 Jan. 1801, Polly, daughter of John and Deborah (Durrell) Pendergast. She married (2) Capt. Ford of . Children born in :

  1. Deborah Chesley born 6 Dec. 1806; married 24 May 1849, Abraham Thompson; d. 6 Feb. 1872, in .
  2. John Hollis Chesley born 29 Dec. 1807; married (1) Lois Hanson, 13 Oct. 1839, who was born 25 Aug. 1811 and died 27 Dec. 1841. He married (2) 22 Dec. 1842, Elizabeth Moody Watson, who was born 27 Sept. 1811 and died 25 Jan. 1868. He married (3) 4 Dec. 1868, Louise Bartlett, and (4) 3 July 1870, Mary Jane Chesley, daughter of Philip and Mary (Meserve) Chesley.
  3. Joseph H. Chesley born 14 Dec. 1811; married Emmeline E. Eastman; died 25 July 1861 in .
  4. Charles G. Chesley born 14 April 1810; married R. Sylvia Bartlett; d. 31 Jan. 1890. She was born in 19 Oct. 1823 and died 10 March 1892.

34

Family of Miles Chesley of New Hampshire

Miles Chesley (Benjamin5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1), born 24 Jan. 1770, married, 28 May 1801, Mary Furber. He died 15 April 1861. She was born in , 15 July 1780, and died Aug. 1860. They lived in .

  1. Benjamin Chesley born 27 July 1802; married 1 May 1828, Sally McDuffee.
  2. Alvah Chesley born 2 July 1804; married Mrs. Giles.
  3. Deborah Chesley born 8 July 1806; died 1821.
  4. Eliza Chesley born 13 Jan. 1809; married 7 June 1835, Jonathan Hill.
  5. Jonathan Furber Chesley born 30 May 1811; married 30 May 1842, Abigail Stevens.
  6. James Chesley born 15 June 1813; married 5 Feb. 1837, Eliza F. Chapman. 7 children.
  7. Miles Chesley born 4 Feb. 1816; married 23 June 1847, Maria Hurd. Moses born 6 Dec. 1817; married Abigail Berry.

35

Family of Lieut. James Chesley of New Hampshire

Lieut. James Chesley (Benjamin5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1), born 12 Aug. 1778, married, 27 Feb. 1803, Sally, daughter of Job Reynolds of . He lived on the homestead at and died 18 Aug. 1825. His wife died 19 April 1838, born 13 April 1779.

  1. William J. Chesley born 7 Jan. 1804; married 14 Aug. 1825, Abigail Flanders, who was born 6 Nov. 1803 and died 10 March 1842. He married (2) 2 Aug. 1843, Hannah Jenkins. Children:
    1. Mary E. Chesley born 21 Dec. 1826, married Joseph White.
    2. James Chesley born 4 Nov. 1829, married 26 Nov. 1851 Mary E. Gruard.
    3. Charles Albert Chesley born 9 Nov. 1844.
    4. Sarah J. Chesley born 13 Jan. 1847, married 27 Nov. 1862, Timothy Hussey of .
  2. Valentine Chesley born 27 April 1807; d. 30 Dec. 1832.
  3. Louisa J. Chesley born 31 Aug. 1809; married 11 Nov. 1827, William, son of Paul Chesley, (2) Thompson . She died 27 June 1889.
  4. Benjamin Chesley born 18 May and died 20 Oct. 1819.
  5. Sally Chesley born 15 Jan. 1821; married John Frost, (2) Nathaniel Emerson.

36

Family of Rev. Israel Chesley of New Hampshire

Rev. Israel Chesley (Benjamin5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1) born 24 Nov. 1788, married, 25 Oct. 1812, Betsey, daughter of Col. John Folsom. She was born 10 Sept. 1790, and died 23 May 1866. He died in 29 Sept. 1866. See page 215 of Vol. I.

  1. Joseph Smith Chesley born 22 April 1814; died 25 June 1826.
  2. Israel R. Chesley born 6 Sept. 1815; married (1) 7 Oct. 1847, Elizabeth Glass of , (2) Ruth A. Boardman. Had son:
    1. Irving G. Chesley, married Nellie Wiggin.
  3. Elizabeth Ann Chesley born 25 April 1817; married (1) Luther Merrill, (2) Rev. Daniel Pike.
  4. Mary Neal Chesley born 4 Dec. 1818; married James M. Berry.
  5. John I. Chesley born 25 June 1820; married Abbie S. George. 6 children:
    1. J. Edward Chesley.
    2. Monroe Berry Chesley.
    3. Israel Chesley.
    4. Mary Elizabeth Chesley.
    5. Hannah Chesley.
    6. Ora G. Chesley.
  6. Deborah G. born 31 Oct. 1822.
  7. Hannah S. born 16 Sept. 1824.

37

Family of Thomas Chesley of New Hampshire

Thomas Chesley (Benjamin5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1), born 13 March 1792, married, 11 Feb. 1816, Joanna Folsom, cousin to his brother Israel’s wife. She was born 29 Sept. 1790 and died 7 Aug. 1879. He was a farmer in . He died 27 June 1870.

  1. Levi F. Chesley born 1 March 1818; died 1882. Unmarried.
  2. Martha Ann Chesley born 7 Feb. 1820. Unmarried.
  3. Eliza A. Chesley born 2 April 1822; married 22 March 1859, Enoch G. Wright, who died 3 Aug. 1869. She died 15 March 1909.
  4. Benjamin Chesley born 9 March 1825; d. 9 Aug. 1827.
  5. James Ezra Chesley born 13 March 1827; married 19 May 1864, Fanny A. Tasker; died at Hutchinson, Minnesota, 4 June 1881. 3 children.
  6. Thomas Benjamin Chesley born 7 Oct. 1829. Unmarried.
  7. George Edward Chesley born 19 April 1833; married at Kingston, 18 Sept. 1877, Abbie E. Pettingill, daughter of Isaac of Haverhill, Massachusetts Children:
    1. Nellie Joanna Chesley born 4 March 1883.
    2. Mary Abby Chesley born 24 June 1886, N. H. College, 1908.

38

Family of Lemuel Chesley of and New Hampshire

Lemuel Chesley (Lemuel5, Lemuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born about 1764, married, 9 Oct. 1793, Lovey Hull of . He was aged 86 in 1850 and her age was then 80. She died in at age of 102 or 104.

  1. Josiah Chesley died young.
  2. Lemuel Chesley died young.
  3. John Chesley married Mercy, daughter of Richard Hoyt; died 1 March 1882 at .
  4. Richard Chesley married Sarah Davis. Resided in .
  5. Caroline Matilda Chesley , twin to Sarah, born 15 Dec. 1803; married 10 Sept. 1823, Jeremiah Batchelder of . She died 15 Dec. 1881.
  6. Sarah Chesley, twin to Caroline Matilda, born 15 Dec. 1803; died young.
  7. Sally Chesley, twin to Hannah born 20 June 1810; married Jeremiah Brown of .
  8. Hannah Chesley, twin to Sally born 20 June 1810.
  9. Mary Chesley married 7 Dec. 1839, at , Benjamin Brown of .
  10. Olive Chesley married Thomas Jefferson Cheswell.

39

Family of John Chesley of and New Hampshire

John Chesley (Lemuel5, Lemuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) born about 1775, married, 23 Feb. 1797, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Bickford) Blake, who was born in , 25 May 1777. He died in 14 April 1841, aged 66. His wife died 21 Oct. 1830, aged 53. His second wife, Charlotte _______, died 28 Dec. 1868, aged 83-4-25. 

  1. Jonathan Chesley d. 6 April 1879, aged 62 yrs. 6 mos. He married Abigail, daughter of Nathan Hoyt of . She d. 16 Aug. 1892, aged 71.
  2. John Chesley d. 6 Aug. 1888, aged 83 yrs. 6 mos. He married Joanna, daughter of Israel Tibbetts of . She d. 8 June 1906, aged 89-7-26. 

The above dates are from tombstones in , N. H.

40

Family of Moses Chesley of New Hampshire

Moses Chesley (Samuel5, Lemuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) born 25 April 1775, married 17 Nov. 1796, Mary Nelson, who was born 28 Dec. 1778 and died 3 April 1865. He died 2 Sept. 1861. Children were:

  1. Abigail Chesley born 14 May 1797; married David Goodwin; died 12 April 1829. He was born 10 April 1794 and d. 6 May 1885.
  2. Henry Chesley born 9 May 1799; married Mary Goodwin.
  3. John Chesley born 31 Aug. 1801; d. 7 Nov. 1802.
  4. Esther Chesley born 3 May 1804; married Gilman Goodwin; d. Feb. 1872.
  5. Jefferson Chesley born 29 May 1806; married Irene Hussey; died 16 Apr. 1883. She was born 18 July 1814 and died 12 Dec. 1884. Children:
    1. Orrin F. Chesley born 23 Feb. 1835, married Lydia Locke, and died 1907, having two children:
      1. Herbert L. Chesley born 10 July 1853, married (1) Ida Pickering of , and had daughter:
        1. Lillian Chesley, who married George Fifield, (2) Annie Ayers and had son:
          1. Grover C. Fifield.
      2. Mary A. Chesley born 7 Nov. 1854 who married Frank Seward 18 March 1872;
    2. Charles Lewis Chesley born 28 Oct. 1838, married Martha Bodge, and died 24 June 1907, having child:
      1. Dr. Verner Chesley, Dartmouth, who married Gertie Kenney.
    3. Electa A. Chesley born 10 Aug. 1844, married Jethro N. Locke.
    4. Sophronia Chesley born 5 April 1847, married Jarius Osgood.
    5. Ida C. Chesley born 27 Jan. 1858, married J. Henry Varney.
  6. Samuel Chesley born 27 Oct. 1808; married Rebecca Dore; died 15 Oct. 1847.
  7. Mary Jane Chesley born 12 March 1811; married Thomas H. Proctor; died 24 Jan. 1892.
  8. Betsey Chesley born 16 March 1814; married Asa Garland; died 22 Oct. 1895. He was born 15 July 1813, and died 13 May 1882.
  9. Cyrus Chesley born 29 May 1817; married Maria A. daughter of John and Abigail (Hall) Hanson, 26 Dec. 1843. He d. in 1873.
  10. Joseph Chesley born 2y Aug. 1823; died 11 Sept. 1823.

41

Family of Lemuel Chesley of New Hampshire

Lemuel Chesley (Samuel5, Lemuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born 1773, married Mary Merrill and lived in . Twelve children.

  1. Sarah Chesley born 4 Feb. 1802; married 31 Jan. 1836, John Lane of .
  2. John M. Chesley born 21 Oct. 1803; married 20 Oct. 1833, Sarah Jenkins of .
  3. Samuel Chesley born 19 March 1805; married Maria Caverly; died 10 March 1879.
  4. William Chesley born 8 April 1807; married Susan _______. Lived in Quincy, Massachusetts
  5. Moses Chesley born 11 March 1809; died young.
  6. Lucinda born 17 Dec. 1810; married Thomas Daring.
  7. David Chesley, twin to Andrew born 6 Dec. 1814; died young.
  8. Andrew Chesley, twin to David born 6 Dec. 1814; died young.
  9. Elizabeth Chesley born 15 July 1816; married William Ricker.
  10. Rev. Plummer Chesley born 10 Sept. 1818; married Abbie Roberts.
  11. Curtis B. Chesley born 8 Nov. 1820; married Martha Clough.
  12. George H. Chesley born 15 Dec. 1822; married 1845, Irene F. Hanson, (2) Elizabeth J. Snell. He died 27 March 1909. Children:
    1. Eventia Chesley born 13 May 1849.
    2. Leroy H. Chesley born 9 Feb. 1855.
    3. Isabelle Blackburn Chesley born 10 March 1877.

42

Family of Samuel Chesley of and New Hampshire

Samuel Chesley (Philip5, Samuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born 1 March 1772, married, 2 March 1797, Nancy Perkins, a cousin. She was born 26 April 1775, and died 17 Nov. 1856. He died 10 Feb. 1863, in .

  1. Abigail Chesley born 21 Aug. 1799; married Nathan Woodman.
  2. Asenath Chesley born 5 May 1801; married Moses D. Perkins, .
  3. 46. Stephen P. Chesley born 12 March 1804; married Hannah C. Pendexter, (2) Elizabeth Woodman.
  4. Comfort Chesley born 8 Oct. 1806; married 1 July 1827, Samuel D. Hayes of .
  5. Nancy Chesley born 31 Oct. 1810; married 11 May 1840, Hon. Stephen DeMeritt.

43

Family of Paul Chesley of New Hampshire

Paul Chesley (Philip5, Samuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) married (1) 17 July 1802, Sarah, daughter of the Rev. William Hooper, (2) 3 April 1816, Polly, daughter of Andrew E. and Mary (Emerson) Demeritt.

  1. William P. Chesley married 11 Nov. 1827, Louisa J., daughter of James and Sarah (Reynolds) Chesley and had one daughter. Divorced. She married (2) Thompson , 29 Aug. 1842.
  2. Samuel Chesley married 25 Nov. 1825, Mehitable, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (March) Demeritt. Children:
    1. Samuel Chesley.
    2. Henry Chesley.
    3. John Chesley.
    4. William P. Chesley.
    5. Ellen Augusta Chesley.
  3. 47. Philip Chesley married 9 March 1836, Mary Jane Meserve.
  4. Sally Chesley married Capt. Lunt.
  5. Plummer Chesley married 9 Oct. 1834, Elmira, daughter of John and Ann (Chesley) Hart.
  6. Eliza Chesley married 31 Jan. 1828, James Wedgewood.
  7. 48. Daniel Chesley born 15 Aug. 1811; married Margery Steele Woodman.

Children by second marriage:

  1. Paul Chesley d. in California.
  2. Climena Chesley married 6 March 1840, George Meserve, (2) 30 Sept. 1852, Wm. C. Young.
  3. Placentia Chesley.
  4. Finette Chesley.
  5. Hannah Chesley.
  6. Van Buren Chesley.
  7. Benton Chesley, died young.

44

Family of Capt. Joseph Chesley of New Hampshire

Capt. Joseph Chesley (Philip5, Samuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born 1785, married, 1 Sept. 1803 Betsey Ham, who died 5 April 1807, aged 22. He married (2) 1807, Eliza Young. He died 17 May 1841, aged 56. Widow married, 20 June 1844, Stephen Perkins of and died 28 Aug. 1854, aged 65.

  1. Abigail Chesley married 2 Nov. 1834, Benjamin F. Bunker; died 23 Jan. 1879.
  2. Mehitable Chesley married 24 June 1822, Samuel Furber of , New Hampshire; died 19 Dec. 1826, aged 21-11-17.

Children by second marriage:

  1. Elizabeth Chesley born 12 April 1809; married 23 June 1827, Alexander H. Stickney of . She died 28 June 1886.
  2. Samuel P. Chesley born 1815; married 20 Feb. 1835, Eliza, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Gale) Burleigh, who was born 19 June 1806, and d. 8 Jan. 1857. He d. in , 16 Jan. 1858. Children:
    1. Joseph Plummer Chesley born 8 May 1836, married Sarah Whitehouse.
    2. Daniel Chesley born 14 March 1845, married Annie Hamilton and died without issue.
  3. Sylvester Chesley married Dec. 21, 1842 Maria Roberts; died 16 Jan. 1847.
  4. Matilda Chesley d. 8 May 1812, aged 13 mos.

Seventh Generation

45

Family of Rev. Alfred Chesley of New Hampshire

Rev. Alfred Chesley (Thomas6, Joseph5, Thomas4, Joseph3, Thomas2, Philip1), born 28 July 1809, married, 3 July 1832, Octavia Adams Shaw, who was born 22 May 1808, and died 28 April 1859. He married (2) Julia Wormwood and died 25 April 1885. Children by first marriage:

  1. Laura Jane Chesley born June 1834; died 10 April 1897.
  2. Loretta Sullivan Chesley born 9 April 1836; married 7 March 1855, George Kittredge Bennett, who was born 28 May 1828 and died 26 May 1876 (?). Ch.:
    1. Alfred Joseph Bennett was born 5 July 1857 and d. 8 Dec. 1877.
    2. John Wentworth Bennett was born 5 July 1857 and d. 7 Sept. 1877.
  3. Priscilla Adams Chesley born 30 June 1837; died 12 Aug. 1910; married Minot Wesley Langmaid, who was born 30 Sept. 1811 and died 18 Sept. 1884. Children:
    1. Frank Wesley Langmaid born 6 Jan. 1866, died 16 March 1868.
    2. Jennie Susan Langmaid born 11 March 1873.
    3. Edson Ezra Langmaid born 11 Oct. 1878.
    4. George Albert Langmaid born 20 Oct. 1881.
  4. Annette Elizabeth Chesley born 13 April 1839; married _______ Clifford
  5. Alfred Ezra Chesley born 28 March 1842; died 11 Feb. 1878, in U. S. Army.
  6. Charlotte Susan Chesley born 18 Sept. 1843; died 16 Oct. 1843.
  7. Susan Josephine Chesley born 16 Oct. 1844; married Charles A. Langmaid.
  8. Ervin Emery Chesley (?) born 1 March 1856.

46

Family of Stephen P. Chesley of New Hampshire

Stephen P. Chesley (Samuel6, Philip5, Samuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born 12 March 1804, married (1) Hannah C. Pendexter, (2) Elizabeth Woodman of , (3) _______ _______.

  1. Marcia Chesley married Oliver Waldron, .
  2. Hannah Chesley married Moses G. Woodman.
  3. Ann Mary Chesley married Prof. John S. Woodman.

Children by second marriage:

  1. Ellen Chesley born 2 Aug. 1842; married 24 July 1852, Charles Henderson, (2) Horatio Hunt.
  2. John Samuel Chesley married Nancy Adaline Sanborn of . Children:
    1. Stephen P. Chesley born 26 July 1862.
    2. James S. Chesley born 21 March 1864, who married Nettie Isabelle (Wentworth) Swasey, and had children:
      1. Marion Alice Chesley.
      2. Doris Elizabeth Chesley.
      3. Norman Newman Wentworth Chesley.
    3. Wilbert S. born 26 Dec. 1866.
    4. Gadriella A. born 29 June 1869.
    5. Edgar D. born 26 July 1871, married Jennie Langmaid.
    6. Elizabeth W. born 17 June 1873.
    7. Ivy May born 31 Aug. 1875, who married 18 June 1902, Frank Swain of .

47

Family of Philip Chesley of New Hampshire

Philip Chesley (Paul6, Philip5, Samuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born 28 June 1813, married, 9 March 1836, Mary Jane Meserve, born 13 Aug. 1818. He died 18 June 1887. She died 6 Aug. 1887.

  1. 49. George S. Chesley born 21 July 1837; married Sarah F. Palmer.
  2. Mary J. Chesley born 11 July 1839; married John Hollis Chesley.
  3. Sarah M. Chesley born 18 Dec. 1840; married George Colburn at Waltham, Massachusetts; died 11 May 1892.
  4. Harriet A. Chesley born 3 Oct. 1842; married 24 Jan. 1864, William Chesley at ; died 18 April 1866.
  5. Charles H. Chesley born 13 Jan. 1846; died 26 Nov. 1847.
  6. Arianna Chesley born I July 1848; died 20 July 1874.
  7. Elizabeth A. Chesley born 24 May 1851; married 2 Sept. 1873, Frank Stuart of ; d. 6 June 1881.
  8. Theresa R. Chesley born 26 March 1853.
  9. Ellen F. Chesley born 1 March 1855; married 28 Nov. 1872, Jeremiah Caverno at .
  10. Lavinla M. Chesley born 8 March 1857; married 25 Oct. 1887, Charles B. Griffin at Chicago, Illinois.
  11. Arthur P. Chesley born 28 Sept. 1859; married Annistacia Long, at .
  12. Ada Parker Chesley born 1 March 1861; married Frank Stuart at Dorchester, Massachusetts, (2) 23 June 1900, Henry Victor Crocker, at Dorchester.

48

Family of Daniel Chesley of New Hampshire

Daniel Chesley (Paul6, Philip5, Samuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born 15 Aug. 1811, married, 3 Jan. 1844, Margery Steele Woodman, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Snell) Woodman. Their children were:

  1. Rosetta Mary Chesley born 12 Dec. 1845; married 5 Dec. 1865, William Estes Roberts of .
  2. Willlam Knight Chesley born 10 Sept. 1847; died 1891.
  3. Sarah Elizabeth Chesley born 8 Oct. 1849; died 15 Oct. 1910; married 8 Dec. 1868, Charles Henry Nute of . Children:
    1. Charles Augustus Nute born 14 Aug. 1874.
    2. Clarence Woodman Nute born 12 Oct. 1878.
  4. Annie Margery Chesley born 18 Sept. 1851; married 10 June 1885, David H. Gage of , who died 16 July 1900. She married (2) 11 July 1906, Andrew J. Kimball.
  5. Laura Abbie Chesley born 21 Aug. 1853; married 27 Sept. 1877, Frank Demeritt Randall of . One son:
    1. John Leslie Randall, born 8 June 1883, N. H. College 1905, M. S. 1906. He married 26 June 1906, Bernice Lang of and has one son:
      1. John Leslie Randall, Jr., born 2 Aug. 1910.
  6. Frank Albert Chesley born 29 Nov. 1855; married May 1884, Eliza F. Berry. He died 2 Feb. 1893.
  7. Carrie Olivia Chesley born 18 April 1857; married 7 Aug. 1895, Stephen H. Davis of .
  8. Hon. Daniel Chesley born 11 Oct. 1859.
  9. Mary Addie Chesley born 26 Aug. 1861; married 1 Jan. 1883, David William Manock of . 3 children:
    1. Charles Wilber Manock born 8 Dec. 1883.
    2. Frank Delmore Manock born 20 March 1886.
    3. Helen Margery Manock born 18 Dec. 1888.
  10. Charles Paul Chesley born 24 Sept. 1863; married 5 June 1895, Susan Alice Home of . One son:
    1. George Home Chesley, born 3 Aug. 1896.

Eighth Generation

49

Family of George S. Chesley of New Hampshire

George S. Chesley (Philip7, Paul6, Philip5, Samuel4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1), born 21 July 1837, married, 4 Jan. 1864, Sarah F. Palmer who was born 28 Dec. 1843. He was killed by lightning, 12 June 1878. Children were:

  1. Hattie A. born 28 Aug. 1866; married George P. James, who was born 24 May 1863. Children:
    1. Edna May James born 8 Nov. 1888.
    2. Forrest Chesley James born 11 July 1890.
    3. Hazel Frances James born 24 July 1893,.
    4. George Homer James born 12 July 1895.
    5. Velma Gertrude James born 25 Sept. 1898.
    6. Doris Augusta James born 19 Oct. 1902.
    7. Ruby Anna James born 21 Nov. 1904.
    8. Gladys Pearl James born 24 Sept. 1906.
    9. Barbara Elizabeth James born 14 Jan. 1912.
  2. John P. Chesley born 19 March 1869; married Addie M. Davis, who was born 7 Sept. 1771. Children:
    1. Marion L. Chesley born 26 June 1891, died 22 Aug. 1891.
    2. George Davis Chesley born 13 June 1892, d. 9 Sept. 1892.
    3. Raymond Palmer Chesley born 19 June 1893.
    4. Charles Norwood Chesley, born I July 1895.
    5. Addie Rhoda Chesley born 5 Jan. 1897.
    6. Grace Elodie Chesley born 18 Sept. 1898.
    7. Fred Barker Chesley born 15 May 1900.
    8. Bertrand Davis Chesley born 22 Nov. 1901.
    9. John Kenneth Chesley born 6 Feb. 1903, d. 5 Aug. 1903.
    10. Lawrence Rolston Chesley born 11 Dec. 1904, d. 9 July 1905.
    11. Russell Edwin Chesley born 10 Oct. 1906.
    12. Blanche Evelyn Chesley born 18 Jan. 1909.
    13. Warren Oliver Chesley born 29 Jan. 1913.
  3. Anna B. Chesley born 3 Dec. 1871; died 14 Jan. 1912.
  4. Charles S. Chesley born 8 Sept. 1873; died 14 Oct. 1908.
  5. Mabeth I. Chesley born 26 Oct. 1875.
  6. Georgie L. Chesley born 27 Oct. 1877; died 14 Aug. 1880.

Source

Source: Stackpole, E. S., Thompson, L. and Meserve, W. S. (1913) History of the town of , New Hampshire : Plantation with genealogical notes. [? N.H. Pub. by vote of the town] [Web]

References

References
1A Philip Chesley died in York County, Virginia, in 1674, a native of Welford, Gloucestershire, where the name is sometimes written Churchly. [See William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. I, p. 86.]

1 thought on “Genealogy of the Chesley Family of Durham New Hampshire”

  1. I found a couple tin type photos at an estate sale the other day. After bringing them home I pulled one out of the folding pocket case. It had a name written on the back “Jefferson Chesley” Could very well be the Jefferson Chesley in this family tree.

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