Chauncey, Josiah

title
Ens.
first name
Josiah
last name
Chauncey
gender
male
birth, death year
1716, 1802
role
enslaver
race
white
location(s)
Deerfield, MA  

Bio

lived in Hadley and Amherst, MA; retailer of spirits starting in 1759; first justice of the peace in Amherst in 1758; captain of Amherst militia in 1773; from "The History of Hadley", by Boltwood, footnote of pg. 411: "According to tradition, the whigs of Amherst burnt burnt Capt. Chauncey's commissions under a tree, with some display."; 1759 clerk of Amherst; representative to the General Court in 1760 and 1762; tea merchant 1759-1764; in 1755 in Amherst Josiah Chauncey owned 2 slaves between the ages of 14 and 45; died in NY state

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