Enoch Chase

Captain Enoch Chase, 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line

Enoch Chase was born September 4, 1743 in Newberry, Massachusetts. He was the son of Ebenezer and Dorothy (Foote) Chase. He married Joanna Balch in Dover, New Hampshire on December 31, 1767.

            Enoch Chase was commissioned as an Ensign in the 8th Continental Infantry (the temporary designation for the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line) on January 1, 1776. Ensign Chase was promoted to Lieutenant on September 6, 1776.

            During the Continental Army’s encampment at Valley Forge, Enoch Chase is initially listed as a First Lieutenant in Captain William Rowell’s company of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line. Enoch Chase was promoted to Captain with duties as a Company Commander on December 22, 1777. He is further marked as “Present” from December 1777-June 1778.

            Captain Enoch Chase resigned on November 21, 1782. He died February 22, 1812 in Dover, New Hampshire.

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 152; The State of New Hampshire, Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, Volume XVII, (Manchester, 1889), 267, 319; Selected Wartime Service Records of Captain Enoch Chase.