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Chace, Squire W. D.

Born: 1803-08-29 New York

Died: 1858-10-25 Washington, Illinois

Chace married Sarah Gardner in 1825, a union that produced nine children. Chace was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and also a physician and attorney. In 1835, while still living in New York, he purchased 200 acres of public land north of Morton in Tazewell County, Illinois. In 1840, Chace and his family were living in McLean County, Illinois. In 1850, he was practicing medicine in Planters, Arkansas, and owned real estate valued at $3,000.

Gravestone, Glendale Cemetery, Washington, IL; Lillian May and Charles Morris Gardner, Gardner History and Genealogy (Erie, PA: Erie, 1907), 223-24; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Tazewell County, 68:230, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), McLean County, IL, 277; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Planters, Phillips, AR, 175.