Chase, Trescott Abell
Age: 28, credited to Jay, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, 5SGT, Co. B, 3rd VT INF, dis/dsb 12/16/62
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Birth: 10/09/1832, Unknown
Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 95772826
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/27/1868; widow Fara A., 2/27/1918, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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The history of Trescott Abel Chase, son of Newton and Rozina (Burdick) Chase, who was born October 9, 1832, in Fletcher, Vermont, is one of local, political and patriotic interest. He was educated at the Cambridge schools and the Bakersfield and Johnson academies, and at the age of seventeen went with his father to Jay, Vermont, making that town his home until the opening of the Civil war. He enlisted. May 10, 1861, in Company B, Third Regiment Vermont Volunteers, then commanded by Colonel, afterward Major General, W. F. (Baldy) Smith. Mr. Chase was appointed first sergeant of the company, and was wounded at Lee's Mills, Williamsburg and Antietam, where Company B occupied the advance as a skirmish line. Here, a Con- federate brigade charged the line of battle, Company B, with other troops, pouring in upon them a dreadful enfilading fire that gave the name of the "Bloody Lane" to the road strewn with their dead. On this occasion, Mr. Chase, who ranked only as orderly sergeant at the time, really had command of his company. In December, 1862, he received an honorable discharge for disability incurred in the service. On returning to Jay he purchased the village store, and for a number of years engaged in business as a general merchant. After seven years' continuous service at North Troy, as agent for the South Eastern and Passumpsic railroads, he accepted an appointment in the custom house at Island Pond for a period of six years, and at the end of that period returned to the service of the railroad company. In 1888 he was again in trade at Jay, when his store, which was under his dwelhng, was completely destroyed by fire; in the following year, 1889, he removed to Bradford.
Mr. Chase is prominent as an active Republican, and while at Jay was chairman of the Republican town and county committees, and a member of the county congressional committee. He also filled, while there, the varied and numerous positions of lister, postmaster, town clerk and treasurer, and from 1869 to 1874 represented the town in the state legislature. He was appointed by President McKinley as postmaster at Bradford, and re-appointed by President Roosevelt. Previous to his first appointment as postmaster he had held the office of station agent at Bradford, resigning his position November 1, 1897. In 1894 he represented the town in the general assembly, being elected from a strongly Democratic district. Having been repeatedly re-elected, he served in all for six terms.
Mr. Chase is a member of Chamberlain Post, G. A. R., Pulaski Lodge No. 58, and Champion Lodge, I. O, O. F. Mr. Chase married, in 1884, Fara A., daughter of the Hon. P. R. Follansbee, of Guildhall, Vermont. They have three sons ; Frederick Blaine, Frank Putnev and Trescott A., Jr.
Source: Hiram Carleton; Genealogical and Family History of Vermont, Volume 2 off-site p. 526