Walter Chase and Deliverance Simmons

My 8x Great Grandparents, Walter Chase and Deliverance Simmons lived in Freetown, MA. Walter was born 23 Oct 1684 in Freetown to Benjamin Chase and Phillipa Sherman. Deliverance was born about 1687 in Freetown, MA and thought to be born to John Simmons and Martha Shepherd.

Some of the children born to Benjamin Chase. Walter is on the last line.


Walter and Deliverance married 29 Jan 1707 in Taunton, MA. They had 12 children: Edward 1707, Constant 1710, Seth 1711, Philip 1713, Sybil 1715, Walter 1717, George 1719, Charles, Sarah, Hannah, Alice, and Benjamin.

Marriage in Taunton records

Walter was a farmer and owned a lot of land. In addition to farming, he was also selected for a couple of offices: Assessor 1721 and 1730, Selectman 1730. They were also members of the Congregational Church.

Walter died 16 April 1734 in Freetown. Please note that this information came from a family tree that came from their records. I have not independently verified this date. It is unknown when Deliverance died.


Walter Chase and Deliverance Simmons, their son,

George Chase and Mary Strange, their son,

Edward Chace and Abigail Paine, their son,

Walter Chace and Barbara Brown, their son,

Edward Chace and Julia Goodrich, their daughter,

Sarah Jane Chace and Jabez Bostwick, their son,

John Day Bostwick married Ida Shelby, their son,

Charles Bostwick married Alpha Wilkins, their daughter,

Florence Bostwick -my grandmother


Walter Chase Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Father: Benjamin Chase Birth: 23 Oct 1684 – Freetown, Massachusetts Ancestry

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database, FamilySearch( : 4 December 2014), Walter Chase, 23 Oct 1684; citing FREETOWN,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 945,020.

Walter Chase Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Spouse: Deliverance Simmons Marriage: 29 Jan 1706-1707 – Taunton, Massachusetts Ancestry

Genealogy of a portion of the descendants of William Chase : who came to America in 1630, and died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, May, 1659 Chase, George Whitefield, b. 1844
New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter
Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986,” images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Bristol > Deed index (grantee) 1686-1795 vol 1-2 > image 138 of 494; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts.

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