Miranda Chaffee

F, #11009, b. 3 June 1790, d. 1 February 1869
Father*Samuel Chaffee
Mother*Azabah Sanger d. 28 Sep 1834
ChartsThompson (maternal side) - Mary Elizabeth Wells
Birth*3 June 1790 Miranda Chaffee was born on 3 June 1790 at Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut.1 
Marriage*21 September 1817 She married Theron Wells, son of Samuel Wells and Jemima Johnson, on 21 September 1817.1 
(InHomeOf) Census18501 June 1850 Miranda Chaffee appeared on the 1850 census in the household of Theron Wells, pg 137 #159-164, Orwell Twnshp, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania. Her info on the census included -
Welles, Miranda 60 b.CT. 
(InHomeOf) Census18601860 Miranda Chaffee appeared on the 1860 census in the household of Theron Wells, pg 482 #1899-1988, Orwell, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania. Her info on the census included -
Wells, Miranda 70 b.CT. 
Death*1 February 1869 Miranda Chaffee died on 1 February 1869 at Orwell, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, at age 78; Orwell church book pg 55-56
     Azubah Chaffee was the great-great-grandmothor of Mrs. Frank Dimock of Wyalusing, Pa. Azubah was born Sept. 3, 1760, the daughter of John and Dorothy Sanger of a family of 18 chi1dren. Azubah Sanger married at Woodstock, Ct., May 25, 1783 Samuel Chaffee, who was born at Woodstock June 9, 1760, and died there Oct. 20, 18l3. She lived with her son Luther in a square, frame house at the four corners of Wells Hollow in Orwell township. The "all" part of the house was built for her use. She was a pensioner of the Revolutionary War.
     Miranda (or Maranda), wife of Theron Wells, who died February 1, 1869 at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 28 days, was a daughter of Samuel and Azubah (Sanger.) Chaffee. She was a sister of Luther Chaffee who was born October 26, 1787, and married, first Amy Browning; second, Julia Waterman, born March 4, 1810, at North Haven, Ct., daughter of William and Miriam (Thorpe) Waterman; Julia died at Sayre, Pa., in 1895 with burial at Tioga Point cemetery. Her daughter, Alice Emily Chaffee, married George N. Johnson of LeRaysville, (son of Joel), and was the maternal grandmother of Mrs. Frank Dimock (nee Alice E. Pierce.), who remembers her grandmother taking care of the Chaffee lot in the old cemetery where the inscriptions were found. (See page 55).
     pg 55 - In Memory of Maranda, Wife of Theron Wells,
Died Feb. 1, 1869, Aged 78 yrs. 7 mos. & 28 D. M. W.
Separate foot stones with initials: J. W., R.E.1
Burial* She was buried at Wells Cemetery, Ridge Road, Orwell Twnshp, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania; http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabradfo/cemetery/wellsor.htm
Wells Maranda Feb.1.1869 78y7m28d w/o Theron Wells.


Theron Wells b. 14 Nov 1794
Last Edited11 Oct 2004


  1. [S184] The Chaffee Genealogy, William Henry Chaffee, Grafton Press: NY, 1909, pg 239, Los Angeles Public Library 929.2 C433.