Dea. Chase was one of the pioneers in the area, building a house there in 1743. He moved to Buxton, ME, and his daughter was said to be the first white child born in Buxton. Due to Indian wars, he moved to Newbury, then back to Saco in 1753.
He was chosen as selectman at the first town meeting of Pepperellborough in 1762. Chase was active during the Revolutionary War, serving on the town's first Committee of Correspondence and on its Committee of Inspection.
He was a lumberman and farmer, and prominent in religious and civic matters relating to the town and the Saco River. Chase was one of the largest taxpayers in the area. He was described as "stately and commanding in figure, six feet in height, vigorous and erect even in old age, eloquent in conversation and pre-eminently so in prayer." "His tongue seemed oiled from root to tip expressing eloquence. I thought him the finest looking old man I ever saw, long hair down over his shoulders, white as snow..." Chase lived to be 100 years old.
- Chase, Lonnie, “Chase-L Archives,” (http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/CHASE/2003-01/1043803638), Retrieved 10 Feb 2011.
- ”York County Genealogy and Cemeteries – Buxton History,” (http://www.knights.hls-inc.net/BuxtonHis.htm), Retrieved 10 Feb 2011.
- ”Note from the Chase Chronicles,” Oct. 1910 (http://www.webnests.com/Chase/chronicles/amos.htm), Retrieved 10 Feb 2011.
- Young, David Colby, “Selected Obits from Eastern Argus Portland, Maine 1825,” 1997, (http://files.usgwarchives.org/me/cumberland/portland/newspapers/argus825.txt) Retrieved 10 Feb 2011.