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Chronology of Bishop Chase's Life

1775 - Born in Cornish, New Hampshire

1795 - Graduated from Dartmouth College

1796 - Married Mary Fay (first wife)

1797 - First son, George, born

1798 - Ordained deacon

1799 - Ordained priest; became missionary in upstate New York; second son, Philander, born

1801 - Third son, Edwin Dudley, born and died

1805 - Organized Christ Church in New Orleans, Louisiana

1811 - Rector of Christ Church in Hartford, Connecticut

1816 - Fourth son, Dudley, born

1817 - Missionary in Ohio; rector of St. John's Church, Worthington, Ohio

1818 - Wife, Mary, died; first daughter, Mary, born and died; elected first Episcopal bishop of Ohio

1819 - Married second wife, Sophia May Ingraham

1820 - Fifth son, Henry, born

1822 - President of Cincinnati College; second daughter, Mary, born

1824 - First England trip; second son, Philander, died; sixth son, Philander, born; Ohio Legislature incorporates Theological Seminary (Kenyon College)

1828 - Kenyon moves to Gambier

1831 - Resigns presidency of Kenyon and episcopacy of Ohio

1835 - Elected first bishop of Illinois

1836 - Second trip to England

1839 - Cornerstone to Jubilee Chapel laid

1852 - Died and buried at Jubilee College

1864 - Second wife, Sophia, died

1868 - Jubilee College closed 

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