Where do I go now? I need to answer the question/s-
- Who are the parents of Alonzo Chase born in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire 2 July 1835?
- What clues do I already have that provide hints to who his parent are?
- Where did Alonzo live during his lifetime (1835-1905) that might help me find his parents?
- When did Jacob Chase become guardian of Alonzo Chase?
- Why did Alonzo Chase move to Jacob’s household?
- What record groups may help me with my search?
- Where is his birth record?
- What was his name at birth?
These are just a few questions that I need to answer, again, to find out who Alonzo Chase’s parents are. PLEASE join me in the next leg of my research journey.
Let’s start with the letter from Roger and Joyce Chase to the Warner Historical Society.
CLUE #1 “We want to thank you for all the information and pictures you sent us about Alonzo Chase and his adopted father, Jacob Chase. …”
CLUE #2 “… we will try to find information about Alonzo’s birth and his birth mother, Sarah Straw, who was from Hopkinton, and
CLUE #3 his biological father, who we think was named Kelly. Alonzo was…
CLUE #3… adopted by, Jacob Chase, but we do not know when ore even if there were any records of adoption at that time.”
CLUE #4 Roger and Joyce Chase did not say how they were related to Alonzo or how they knew the information in the letter.
[I sent a letter to the Chase’s after my visit to the historical Society. No answer. I researched the address and phone number provided on the business card attached to the letter. The business was no longer in service. When I Googled the names of the Chases, I found an obituary for Joyce Chase.]
Three clues in this letter that I researched once before. I will look at them from a different angle this time. Starting with why the Chase’s knew the information they had included in the letter.
Is the Obituary a dead end in getting more information, or, does it provide new clues in my search.
That is where I leave off for today. You will need to follow along with me to find out where this journey ends.