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  • ID: I84612
  • Name: Jerome Bunty CHAFFEE
  • RELA: 12th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 APR 1825 in Niagara Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado BET 4 MAR 1871 AND 3 MAR 1875
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Colorado BET 15 NOV 1876 AND 3 MAR 1879
  • Death: 9 MAR 1886 in North Salem, Westchester Co., NY
  • Event: Pic Senator Jerome B. Chaffee
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    CHAFFEE, Jerome Bunty, a Delegate from the Territory of Colorado and a Senator from Colorado; born in Niagara County, N.Y., April 17, 1825; attended the public schools of Lockport, N.Y.; moved to Adrian, Mich., in 1844, where he taught school and clerked in a store; moved in 1852 to St. Joseph, Mo., and later to Elmwood, Kans., where he engaged in banking and the real-estate business; moved to the Territory of Colorado in 1860 and engaged in mining and stamp- mill operations at Lake Gulch, Gilpin County; member, Territorial house of representatives 1861-1863, and served in 1863 as speaker of the house; one of the founders of the city of Denver; president of the First National Bank of Denver 1865-1880; elected as a Republican Delegate to the Forty-second and Forty- third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); upon the admission of Colorado as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from November 15, 1876, to March 3, 1879; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman of the Republican State executive committee in 1884; died in Salem Center, Westchester County, N.Y., March 9, 1886; interment in Adrian Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Warren CHAFFEE b: 22 JAN 1797 in Westminster, Windham Co., VT
    Mother: Elizabeth OTTO b: ABT 1800 in Angelica, Alleghany Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Miriam Barnard COMSTOCK b: 28 SEP 1829 in Lockport, St. Joseph Co., MI
    • Married: 24 SEP 1848 in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Horace Jerome CHAFFEE b: 29 AUG 1849 in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI
    2. Has No Children Nellie Virginia CHAFFEE b: 27 APR 1853 in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI
    3. Has No Children Edward Fenton CHAFFEE b: 4 DEC 1855 in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI
    4. Has Children Fannie Josephine CHAFFEE b: 16 JAN 1857 in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI

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