In the Chaffee Genealogy, page 224, # 806, there is the following:
James Cady Chaffee was born in Cazenovia, N. Y., February 22, 1804, and died in Sterling, Ill., July 27, 1882. He married in Attica, N. Y., January 28, 1827, Lucy Adaline
Chaffee, born in Sturbridge, Mass., May 13, 1808, died between 1884 and 1889."
I have reason to believe that Lucy died earlier, before 1867, because I believe he married Melinda Sales Denny between 1867 and 1868 and fathered 2 more children.
Does anyone have any information on the accuracy of Lucy's given date of death?
Is it possible there was a divorce instead?
He is my gg grandfather.