George Edmund Chase

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

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.

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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