In the 1880 Census there is a John M. Chick listed as 68 years old - Clergy - born in Maine as were both of his parents, living in Ayer, Massachusetts. That would make him born around 1812. The only other one listed living in the house was his wife Lucy G. Chick age 62 born in New Hampshire. Both of her parents were born in Massachusetts. I checked Vital Records for Ayer and they have him listed as John A. Chick,died 24 April 1889 in Ayer. He was 76 yrs 9 months and 12 days which would put his birth at July 12, 1812.He was a minister, died from Melancholia, married, born in Wells, Maine but his parents names/birth place were listed as UNKNOWN. His wife probably gave the information and either didn't know - forgot - didn't think it was important. Her death is listed as 1897. Running out of space - e-mail me if you want that info.