Over 1 year later I see your message. The information that I have on David Chase has been passed on through our family by way of a gr-aunt who put our lineage together about 100 yrs ago. She said that David was born in Martha's Vineyard on 3/1/1786 and carried as an infant to Jewett, NY, by his parents Zephaniah and Lovey West (Skiff) Chase. In a book "The Catskills,"(p 439)it tells of the skills of Zeph. "One of these Yankees (who brot w/them their own furniture-making skills & designs)of the island of Martha's Vineyard, where Chase had combined furniture making with sailing on whaling voyages. By the fall of 1787 he was settled in Jewett, where he farmed & made or mended furniture & a great variety of wooden objects. . ." It has been said that David married Abigail Pratt on 10/31/1808, the dau. of Zadock & Hannah Pickett Pratt. Their dau. Lucy Ann married Aaron Pond, also of Jewett. David died in Lexington, Greene Co, NY on 8/27/1871.