Source: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
Edited by: Charles Bent
Morrison, Illinois 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Simeon Chaffee was born in Madison county, New York, in 1804. He married Polly, daughter of W. H. Cushman. He came to Portland in 1835, settling west of Spring Hill, on the Getty farm.