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                                                             Richland City Cemetery

                                                             Richland City Cemetery
                                                               Buena Vista Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA

                                                                 HERE THEY SLEEP Narrative
                            

                                          Note: There is no TALES THE TOMBSTONES TELL for this cemetery.

                                                                                                (Last Updated March 24, 2010)    

    SURNAME   Given Name  MAIDEN-OTHER            
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    Chaffee, Solomon Bliss, Rev.               1799 1857 03-04-1799 03-25-1857
                                Married Eunice Pamelia Beech on June 16, 1836 in New York.
                Married Clara Milly Hovey on October 25, 1849 in Lafayette Co., WI.
                Married Annis Wellington on September 1, 1853.
                Son of Nathaniel Bliss & Tabitha (Chubbuck) Chaffee.
                Note: Rev Chaffee was a circuit pastor of the regional Presbysterian church.
                Note: No present day marker - marker last reported seen in 1954.
                Note:
Eunice Pamelia Beech b.approx 1805 d.29-Jun-1844 buried Raymond, WI
                Note:
Clara Milly Hovey b.1818 Vt. d.22-Sep-1851 burial location unknown could be here!
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       "THE STORY OF THREE 12 YR. OLD BOYS TRYING TO DIG UP SOLOMEN CHAFFEE'S GRAVE  IN
        ABOUT 1938.  AT THAT TIME THERE WAS THREE STONES STILL STANDING.  THE SIDES OF THE
        GRAVE WERE LINED BY SLABS OF ROCK. AFTER SEVERAL FEET DEEP THEY WERE SPOOKED AND
        RAN TO THE RIVER AND SPENT THE REST OF THE DAY WAITING FOR THE GHOST TO GET THEM."


          There is also this under Ithaca Township, Village of Ithaca in the HISTORY OF CRAWFORD AND
           RICHLAND  COUNTIES WISCONSIN  1884  page 1086.

     "The first religious meetings in the town of Ithaca were held in the old building known
       as "The Ark," by Rev. Chaffee, a Presbyterian minister. He organized a Presbyterian
       class here, the following being among its first members: Charles Devoe and wife,
       A H Bush and wife, Samuel Long and wife, Richard Struble and wife, Emanuel Allace
       and wife, John Ingraham and wife and Mr. Fox and wife. Charles Devoe was elected
       deacon. This class met for worship in "The Ark" until the school house was erected, and
        then met there for a few years. Some of the leading members moved away, and finally
        this class was united with the Congregationalists."


                                                                     Thompson's Cemetery Guide

                                                   Cemetery location map by Dennis Cook
 
                                                                   Lori's Buena Vista Township Page             

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