Jonathan Chase papers  1775-1797
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Revolutionary War officer Jonathan Chase (1732-1800), was born in Sutton, Massachusetts, to Mary Dudley and Samuel Chase. Chase settled in Cornish, New Hampshire, where he met and married Thankful Sherman in 1759; they had three children. After Thankful's death in 1765, Chase married Sarah Hall in 1770; they had six children. Before Chase entered the military, he was a farmer and prominent businessman.

In 1775, Chase was appointed colonel of the 13th New Hampshire Militia regiment from Cornish, and led the regiment in the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga (1776) and in the Saratoga campaign (1777). He led the 15th New Hampshire Militia regiment in the defense of Vermont in the Royalton Raid (1780). He was promoted to brigadier general of the New Hampshire State Militia in 1786. Chase died in Cornish, New Hampshire, in 1800.