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George Edmund Chase

George Edmund Chase (1803-1844) was the younger brother of engineer William Henry Chase who moved to Pensacola to assist in his brother's fort construction and real estate dealings.

George E. Chase
Born May 2, 1803
Died March 27, 1844
Spouse Elizabeth Flower

A graduate of Harvard and West Point (1828), Chase became an Artillery Lieutenant. After a visit to Pensacola, William arranged to have George stationed in the town. He also served as aide-de-camp to Florida's Territorial Governor John Eaton.

Plat of New City designed by George Chase

George and William planned a development on Pensacola's east side known as "New City," a plat of which was designed by George. The project was canceled after the Panic of 1837.


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