The Chaille Family

of Somerset County, Maryland


The following information was found in The Chailles in France and America by Jack H. Chaille. The Chaille family were merchants trading between Somerset County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Boston in the Province of Massachusetts perhaps as early as 1710. In 1731 Moses Chaille is listed on Pocomoke Hundred tax records living in the household of Francis Allen, his then or future father-law, and beginning in 1734 was the head of his own household in Bogerternorton Hundred through the year 1739. In 1740, he appears as Capt. Moses Chaille in Pocomoke Hundred, Somerset County, which a few years later became part of the newly formed Worcester County. His son Peter was Colonel of the 10th Battalion of Worcester County Militia throughout the Revolutionary War. His grandson Moses is shown as a Lt. in the Worcester County Militia rolls on 3 Jan 1776 and 27 Aug 1776 and is listed in the muster rolls of Captain William Handy’s Company, Wicomico Battalion, on the 15th of July, 1780.


The Lineage

1. Dr. Pierre CHAILLE

2. Moses CHAILLE – m. Mary ALLEN

3. Col. Peter CHAILLE – b. 22 Jul 1733 – d. abt. 1802 – m. Comfort HOUSTON

4. Moses CHAILLE – b. abt. 1755 – d. 26 Feb 1805 – m. Martha PURNELL

5. Sally CHAILLE, b. abt. 1782 – m. William Jarman HOUSTON on 8 Dec 1800

6. Elizabeth H. HOUSTON – b. abt 1808 – d. bef 1860 Worcester Cnty, MD – m. John HENDERSON – b. abt. 1805 Worcester Cnty, MD – d. Dec. 1881 Worcester Cnty, MD

7. Julius E. HENDERSON – b. May 1846 Worcester Cnty, MD – m. Emma D. FOSTER – b. Oct 1857 DE

8. Edward Foster HENDERSON – b. 16 Oct 1881 Pocomoke City, MD – d. 20 May 1944 Fairmont, WV – m. Ivy Pauline NULL – b. 26 Nov 1885 Christiania, PA – d. March 1969 Fairmont, WV

9. Laura Jane HENDERSON – b. 3 Jan 1915 Fairmont, WV – d. 12 Oct 1986 Fairmont, WV – m. Edward C. JONES, Jr. – b. 6 Mar 1899 Hambleton, WV – d. 31 Dec 1978 Sarasota, FL

10. David Henderson JONES m. Mary Thelma MAY

11. David Henderson JONES Jr.


Chaille Family Genealogy Reports

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Updated 11 April 2010