Job Chase

Job Chase (1776 – 1865) was Alex’s cousin eight times removed in the Shaw line.

Job Chase Portrait

Job Chase was born 8 Aug 1776 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass;  His parents were Job Chase and Hope Sears.  His paternal grandparents were William CHASE III and Dorcas BAKER.  He married 25 Nov 1796 to Polly Eldredge.   Job and Polly had nine children born between 1797 and 1813.  After Polly died, he married again 22 Feb 1816 in Brewster, Barnstable, Mass to Phebe Winslow.    Job and Phebe had eight more children born between 1817 and 1831,  Finally,  Job married in 1842 to Eunice Crosby.   Job died  12 Jan 1865 in Harwich.

Job Chase Monument Pine Grove Cemetery  West Harwich, Barnstable , Mass, Find A Grave Memorial# 67294723

Job Chase Monument Pine Grove Cemetery
West Harwich, Barnstable , Mass, Find A Grave Memorial# 67294723

Job Chase Monument

Job Chase Monument

Polly Eldredge  was born 18 May 1778 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass.  Polly died 26 May 1816 in West Harwich.

Phebe Winslow was born 16 Feb 1795 in Brewster, Barnstable, Mass.    Her parents were Joseph Winslow (1772 – 1816) and Abigail Snow (1766 – 1844).  Phebe died 25 Aug 1839 in  Harwich.

Eunice Crosby  was born 19 Apr 1797 in Holden, Worcester, Mass.  Eunice first married [__?__] Drury.  Eunice died 11 Jun 1863 in Harwich,

The 17th and youngest son  Caleb lived until 1908, most likely the last surviving second cousin of Alex’s fifth great grandfather Isaac HAWES (1765 – 1840) or any second cousin from his generation for that matter.  Caleb’s coffee brand Chase & Sanborn lives on today (See below)

Children of Job and Polly:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Hope Chase 5 May 1797
Harwich, Barnstable, Mass
Isaiah Baker
7 Jan 1815
29 Aug 1839
2. Job Chase 12 Jan 1799 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Hannah Nickerson
21 Sep 1820
Lost at Sea
Jan 1825 out of Harwich
3. Jonathan Chase 4 Oct 1800 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Hannah Burgess
24 Dec 1825
Lost at Sea
27 Dec 1877
4. Sears Chase 2 May 1802  Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Anna Knowles Lost at Sea
22 Dec 1831 out of Harwich
5. Ozias Chase 18 Jun 1804  Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Lost at Sea
20 Oct 1822 out of Harwich
6. Whitman Chase 26 May 1806 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Lost at Sea
6 Jul 1827 out of Harwich
7. Darius B. Chase 11 Nov 1808 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Mary Louisa Gardner*
20 Nov 1833
Enfield, Hampshire, Mass.
Annie Merriman
Baltimore, Maryland
1 Dec 1894
Harwich, Barnstable, Mass
8. Ziba Chase 12 May 1811 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Lost at Sea
6 Jul 1835 out of Harwich
9. Judah Eldridge Chase 6 Mar 1813 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Emily Fish 1893

Children of  Job and Phebe:

Name Born Married Departed
10. Joseph Winslow Chase 5 May 1817  Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Rose B Kelley 29 Oct 1897 in Harwich
11. Alfred Chase 28 Mar 1819  Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Azubah Taylor
20 Nov 1844 – Chatham, Barnstable, Mass
Pine Grove Cemetery
West Harwich
12. Mary Eldridge Chase 27 Apr 1822 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass George Nickerson
19 Jan 1843
1900 Census
Dennis, Barnstable, Mass
13. Joshua Snow Chase 23 Jun 1824 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass 20 Oct 1825 Harwich
14. Erastus Chase 29 May 1826 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Sarah Abbey Trevett
10 Nov 1850
Wiscassett, Maine
21 Jan 1905
West Harwich
15. Joshua Snow Chase 27 Feb 1830 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Abby Ewer Fish 27 Dec 1888
Boston, Mass
16. James Winslow Chase Nov 1831
Harwich, Barnstable, Mass
EWster A. [__?__]
After 1900 Census
Scott Valley, Siskiyou, California
17. Caleb Chase 11 Dec 1831 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass Salome Salley Boyles 23 Nov 1908
Brookline, Norfolk, Mass
18. Infant Daughter 9 Aug 1839 Harwich, Barnstable, Mass 9 Aug 1839 Harwich

1850  Census Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Job Chase Age 70
Eunice D Chase 55
James W Chase 20
Joshua S Chase 15
Cabot Chase 16

From  The History of Barnstable County Massachusetts published 1890

Job Chase [Jr.]  was born August 8, 1776, at the ancestral home, near which, on the west bank of the river, he subsequently reared a home, where he died January 12, 1865. The limited means for obtaining an education in his boyhood were scarcely improved when he embarked upon his business career, in which he must rely upon a retentive memory and a keen perception for his measure of success. He engaged in a fishing and mercantile business in which he attained a high point among those of the south shore, owning the controlling interest in as many as fifteen vessels at a time.

In 1831 he erected, on the river, a store which was used by him and his sons until a few years ago, and in this he kept the first post office of West Harwich. In 1842 he built the wharf which is still in use, and also built the schooner Job Chase, of eighty-five tons, from timber cut upon his own lands, lands now robbed of their trees, but where, before his time, his father, Job, had also cut the timber for vessels which he built there. Other vessels were built for his use at Hamden, Me., and at Dartmouth. In his fishing business he fitted out a large fleet.

He was largely interested in public affairs, also in affairs of the church, and in both was an important factor. He served his town as a selectman, and was a representative from Harwich in the legislature. In the erection of the West Harwich Baptist church he was a large contributor, continuing’ substantial material and spiritual aid during his life.

He was one of the original stockholders in the old Yarmouth bank, and was among the foremost in all the public enterprises of his day, giving employment to a large number of men ‘in building up the interests of West Harwich. In his death the town sustained a severe check to its growing business and a great loss in its social and religious circles.


[I usually don’t continue to great grandchildren, but will make an exception here to show how dangerous fishing was in the 19th Century.  Six of Job’s first eight boys were lost at sea]

1. Hope Chase

Hope’s husband Isaiah Baker was born 6 Mar 1793 in Dennis, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Isaiah Baker (1771 – 1854) and Abigail Burgess (1773 – 1804). Hope and Isaiah had five children born between 1820 and 1837. After Hope died, Isaiah married Aug 1839 to Hannah Nickerson and had one more child. Isaiah died 4 Sep 1873 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass

In the 1850 census, Isaiah and Hannah were farming in Harwich with five children at home.

2. Job Chase

Job’s wife Hannah Nickerson was born 8 Jan 1799 in Dennis, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Jonathan Nickerson (1774 – 1862) and Mehitable Berry (1776 – 1852). Job and Hannah had three children born between 1821 and 1824. Hannah died 19 May 1869

As a shipmaster, Job was lost at Sea Jan 1825 out of Harwich

3. Jonathan Chase

Jonathan’s wife Hannah Burgess was born 16 Jul 1804 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Joshua Burgess (1774 – 1808) and Hannah Smith (1774 – 1838). Jonathan and Hannah had three children born between 1826 and 1851. Hannah died 13 May 1881 in Harwich, MA, cause of death-Scrofula (lymphadenitis of the cervical lymph nodes associated with tuberculosis)

While acting as master, lost at Sea 27 Dec 1877

4. Sears Chase

Sear’s wife Anna Knowles’ was list as “Of Orleans” in their marriage intentions.

As master, Sears was lost at Sea 22 Dec 1831 out of Harwich

Sears Chase has a stone at Baptist Church Cemetery, West Harwich: Sears
Chase lost at sea 1831 aged 29y. Infant son aged 17d, Ann M. aged 4 years,
Sears W. (unreadable), Annie S. wife of Rev. W. Willey, Dwight Mission, d.
1861 aged 35y, Jessie B. their dau. The stone is broken, recemented and hard
to read. (From Burt Derick’s book on Dennis Cemetery Inscriptions).

5. Ozias Chase

While in command of a vessel, lost at Sea at age 18 on 20 Oct 1822 out of Harwich

6. Whitman Chase

Also lost at Sea at age 21 on 6 Jul 1827 out of Harwich

7. Darius B. Chase

Darius’ first wife Mary Louisa Gardner was born 20 Jul 1812 in Bolton, Worcester, Mass. Her parents were Stephen Partridge Gardner (1766 – 1841) and Achsah Moore (1774 – 1837). Darius and Mary had two children Charles (b. 1836) and Elizabeth (b. 1838). I haven’t found a divorce record, but Mary died 24 Oct 1902 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.

Darius’ second wife Sarah Annie Merryman was born 15 Jan 1838 in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents were John Buck Merryman (1814 – 1861) and Sarah Baker Ensor (1817 – 1905). Darius and Annie had two children: Lillie (b. 1859) and Darius (b. 1861) Annie died 30 Dec 1910 in Somerville, Middlesex, Mass.

Darius was an artist and a restorer of oil paintings. He worked in Boston as a restorer from 1844 and 1848. In 1851 he was living in Philadelphia. Some time during the 1850’s he moved to Charleston, South Carolina where he ran a gallery and worked as a restorer. A register of his gallery from 1857 to 1858 is included in the The Joseph Downs Collection at the Winterhur Library. The 44 page volume includes a list of people who visited the gallery and a list of artists whose works he supposedly exhibited. Also included are remarks that Chase made on the techniques of painting restoration.

Here are a few of the paintings Darius restored that are in the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society. It looks like Darius worked for the society in the 1840’s.

John Wentworth. Born at Portsmouth, Jan. 16, 1672. Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of New Hampshire, from 1717 to 1730. Died, Dec. 12, 1730. This painting (25 x 30) was given by Sir John Wentworth, Governor of Nova Scotia, February, 1798. It was restored by Darius Chase, 1845.

John Wentworth Portrait  Restored by Darius Chase 1845

John Wentworth Portrait Restored by Darius Chase 1845

Jonathan Belcher Born at Cambridge, Jan. 8, 1682. Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, from 1730 to 1741. Governor of the Province of New Jersey, from 1747 to 1757. Died at Elizabethtown, Aug. 31, 1757. Painted at London by F. Liopoldt, in 1729, while Mr. Belcher was Agent of the Province at the British Court. (25 X 30.) Restored by Darius Chase, 1845. Inscribed: “Given before 1838.”

This portrait was formerly identified as Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) by Franz Lippoldt, 1729, because of extensive overpainting. The painting was conserved in 1977 and the extensive overpainting that matched John Faber’s 1734 mezzotint of the 1729 portrait of Belcher by Richard Philips was removed. After the conservation treatment (and the removal of the overpainting) the circa 1760 portrait of the unidentified gentleman was revealed. (Bad Job Darius!)

Former John Belcher Portrait

Former John Belcher Portrait

Rev. John Wilson, D.D. Born at Windsor, England, 1588. First Minister of Boston. Pastor of the First Church, from 1632 to 1667. Died, Aug. 7, 1667. A supposed (doubtful) original portrait. (25 x 30.) Given by Henry Bromfield, Esq., February, 1798. Restored by Darius Chase, 1845.

Rev. Increase Mather, D.D. Born at Dorchester, June 21, 1639. Pastor of the Old North or Second Church, from 1664 to 1723. President of Harvard College, from 1685 to 1701. Died, Aug. 23, 1723. Painted by John Vanderspriet, London, 1688. (41 x 49.) Restored
by Darius Chase, 1845. Inscribed: ” iCtatis • suae • 49 1688.” ” Joh. Vanderspriet; 1688.” Given by Mr. John Dugan, Jan. 30, 1798.

Increase Mather by by John van der Spriet 1688,  Restored by Darius Chase 1845

Increase Mather by by John van der Spriet 1688, Restored by Darius Chase 1845

Berkeley, Rev. George. Born at Kilerin, Ireland, March 12, 1684. He was Dean of Derry, and afterwards Bishop of Cloyne. He came to Newport, R. I., in 1729, where he remained two and one half years, when he returned to England. He died at Oxford, England, Jan. 14, 1753. Painted by Smibert, on his passage to Newport, R. I., in 1728. Restored by Darius Chase, 1845. Given by Thomas Wetmore, Esq.

George Washington A copy from the original, painted by Peale in 1779, and captured by
Admiral Keppel while on its way as a present to the Stadtholder of Holland, and now belonging to Keppell’s descendant, the Earl of Albemarle, Quiddenham Park, Norfolk. (60 x 96.) Given by Alexander Duncan, Esq., Sept. 10, 1874. The first portrait by Peale is in possession of Charles S. Ogden, Esq., of Philadelphia. Painted by Joseph Wright, Philadelphia, 1784. Restored by Darius Chase, 1845. (30 x 37.) Given by Israel Thorndike, Dec. 31, 1835.

Marquis de Lafayette. Commissioned in Paris by Thomas Jefferson in 1790 for his gallery of American heroes, this Joseph Boze painting represents Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, at the pinnacle of his career. Restored by Darius Chase, 1844-45, and again by George Howorth, 1858. (28 Ji x 36.) Given by Mrs. J. W. Davis, Aug. 25, 1835 When President Jefferson died and his estate proved insolvent, his collection of paintings was exhibited in New York and at the Boston Athenaeum prior to a sale at Chester Harding’s Boston gallery in 1835. This portrait was purchased at that sale and presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society the same year.

Lafayette Portrait  - Commissioned by Thomas Jefferson 1790, Restored by Darius Chase 1845

Lafayette Portrait – Commissioned by Thomas Jefferson 1790, Restored by Darius Chase 1845

Peter Faneuil. Born at New Rochelle, N. Y., June 20, 1700. He gave Faneuil Hall to the town of Boston, Sept. 10, 1742. Died, March 3, 1742-3. Painted by Smibert. Restored by Darius Chase, 1845. Given by the heirs of Edward Jones, Oct. 29, 1835. A copy of this, painted by Henry Sargent, is in Faneuil Hall.

8. Ziba Chase

Lost at Sea 6 Jul 1835 out of Harwich

9. Judah Eldridge Chase

Judah’s wife Emily Fish was born in 1814. Her parents were Daniel Fish (1795 – ) and Thankful Ewer (1790 – 1875). Emily died in 1895 and is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery, West Harwich.

Judah was a merchant

10. Joseph Winslow Chase

Joseph’s wife Rose B Kelley was born 29 Sep 1821 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Joseph Kelley (1787 – 1869) and Didamia Chase (1790 – 1869). Rose died 4 Feb 1906 in Mattapoisett, Mass.

Joseph chose the occupation of a farmer, in which he was prominent. In the 1860 census, Joseph and Rose were farming in Harwich with three children at home.

11. Alfred Chase

Alfred’s wife Azubah Taylor was baptized 29 Dec 1819 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were John Taylor and Hannah Harding. Azubah was a school teacher in Chatham, Mass when they married in 1845. Alfred and Azubah had six children born between 1846 and 1862. Azubah died 16 Nov 1899 – Leominster, Worcester, Mass.

In the 1860 census, Alfred was a merchant living with Azubah, four children and an Irish domestic in Harwich.

12. Mary Eldridge Chase

Mary’s husband Capt. George Nickerson was born 30 Sep 1817 in South Dennis, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Eleazer Nickerson (1776 – 1856) and Mercy Taylor Weldon (1785 – 1859)

George was a sea captain.

14. Erastus Chase

Erastus’ wife Sarah Abbey Trevett was born 29 Jun 1826 in Wiscassett, Lincoln, Maine. Her parents were Robert Trevett (1806 – ) and [__?__]. Erastus and Sarah had two sons born in 1859 Frank and Herbert. Sarah died 8 Feb 1895 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass.

Sarah Abbey Trevett Portrait

Sarah Abbey Trevett Portrait

Erastus was in mercantile business at West Harwich near Herring river—a continuation in part of his father’s business—having kept the post office twenty-four years and acted as deputy collector of internal revenue a period of four years.

Erastus Chase Portrait

Erastus Chase Portrait


Erastus Chase House

Erastus Chase House  — West Harwich, Mass.

15. Joshua Snow Chase

Joshua’s wife Abby Ewer Fish was born 29 Sep 1823 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Daniel Fish (1795 – ) and Thankful Ewer (1790 – 1875). Abby died 9 Mar 1892 in Boston, Essex, Mass

Joshua  originated the manufacturing firm known as the Union Paste Company of Boston, which is continued by his son-in-law, Anthony Kelley. The wonderful fish product called Chase’s Liquid Glue has become celebrated.

16. James Winslow Chase

James’ wife Esther Amanda Weston was born 8 May 1840 in Mass James and Esther had six children born between 1859 and 1875.

James and Esther moved to California. In the 1860 census, he was a miner in Liberty, Klamath, California.

17. Caleb Chase

Caleb’s wife Salome Salley Boyles was born in Apr 1839 in Maine. Salome died in Boston.

Caleb Chase Portrait

Caleb Chase (1831 – 1908)

Caleb was not content with the opportunities offered in the business of his ancestors, at the age of twenty-three went to Boston, where he entered the employ of Anderson, Sargent & Co., a leading wholesale dry-goods house.

Chase & Sanborn Coffee

He traveled in the interests of this house on the Cape and in the West until September, 1859, when he connected himself with the grocery house of Claflin. Allison & Co., which connection was severed January 1, 1864, and soon after the firm of Carr, Chase & Raymond was formed. It 1871 the firm of Chase, Raymond & Ayer was organized, which existed until 1878, when the present firm of Chase & Sanborn commenced business. Mr. Chase is now the head of this house, than which save one other, there is no larger concern in the coffee trade in America. They have branch houses in Montreal and Chicago. He owns the homestead at West Harwich where his summer vacations are spent.

Chase & Sanborn building at 87 Broad St., Boston

Chase & Sanborn building at 87 Broad St., Boston

The Chase and Sanborn Hour was the umbrella title for a series of US comedy and variety radio shows,  usually airing Sundays on NBCf rom 8pm to 9pm during the years 1929 to 1948.

The series began in 1929 as The Chase and Sanborn Choral Orchestra, a half-hour musical variety show heard Sundays at 8:30pm on NBC. When Maurice Chevalier became the show’s star, he received a record-breaking salary of $5000 a week. Violinist David Rubinoff  became a regular in January 1931, introduced as “Rubinoff and His Violin.”

With Chevalier returning to Paris, Eddie Cantor was chosen as his replacement and the new 60-minute program, The Chase and Sanborn Hour, was launched September 13, 1931, teaming Cantor with Rubinoff and announcer Jimmy Wallington. The show established Cantor as a leading comedian, and his scriptwriter, David Freedman, as “the Captain of Comedy.” When Jimmy Durante stepped in as a substitute for Cantor, making his first appearance on September 10, 1933, he was so successful that he was offered his own show. Then the world’s highest paid radio star, Cantor continued as The Chase and Sanborn Hour’s headliner until November 25, 1934.

Chase and Sanborn found a gold mine with a wooden dummy when Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy began an 11-year run, starting May 9, 1937. Initially this incarnation of the program also featured as regulars master of ceremonies Don Ameche, singers Dorothy Lamour and Nelson Eddy, and (for the first few weeks) comedian W.C. Fields, accompanied by a different guest star each week. Perhaps the most infamous of the latter was Mae West, whose appearance on the program of Dec 12, 1937 was highlighted with a sexually suggestive “Adam and Eve” sketch that caused a public outcry and resulted in West being banned from the radio airwaves for many years thereafter.

Although the series ended December 26, 1948, it was followed by a compilation show on NBC, The Chase and Sanborn 100th Anniversary Show (November 15, 1964), assembled by writer Carroll Carroll and narrated by Bergen. This became an annual event with The Chase and Sanborn 101st Anniversary Show (November 14, 1965), a Fred Allen tribute, followed by The Chase and Sanborn 102nd Anniversary Show(November 13, 1966), which turned out to be the last of the series.

Chase & Sanborn Coffee is an  American   coffee  brand  created  by the coffee roasting and tea and coffee importing company of the same name, established in 1862 in Boston,Massachusetts. It claims to be the first coffee company to pack and ship roasted coffee in sealed tins.

When Standard Brands was formed in 1929, it acquired Chase & Sanborn, where it remained until 1981 when the company merged into NabiscoKraft Foods sold the brand to Sara Lee in 2002, and the Chase & Sanborn, Hills Bros., MJB, and Chock Full O’ Nuts brands were sold to Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group in 2006.


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1 Response to Job Chase

  1. vanbraman says:

    Wow, 18 kids. They sure had a lot of kids back then. We think that 3 or 4 is a large family today.

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