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Notes for Reuben Briant CHAFFE


Reuben B. Chaffe had a light complexion, dark eyes, and was six feet, one and one-half inches in height. At the age of fifteen he enlisted as a Private in the War of 1812, he served one year, was discharged and enlisted a second time, serving two months. After his death his widow received a pension for this service. He moved from Pompey, New York to Ohio with his grandfather Ferry when he was nineteen, driving through the wilderness with an ox team. At the time of his marriage he lived in Concord, Ohio, and soon after settled in Thompson. He was a Republican in politics.
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