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Henry Chapin (1762 - 1825)

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Henry Chapin
Born in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married in Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusettsmap
Died in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

Henry was born on July 22, 1762 to William Chapin and Martha Chapin in Springfield, Massachusetts.[1]

His parents both descend from the Puritan immigrant Deacon Samuel Chapin and they were related to each other as second cousins once removed.

Henry was just twelve years old when his mother died on May 10, 1775.[2] His father, William died just over two years later on November 30, 1777 leaving Henry and his brothers and sisters as orphans.[3]

William's probate records[4] include Henry on pages 10 - 11 and on pages 14 - 22 when on February 28, 1778, Henry chose his step-mother, "my honored mother Abigail Chapin of Springfield", as his legal guardian.

Henry and Abigail Colton filed their intention to marry on January 22, 1791[5] and married on March 3, 1791 in Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts.[6]

Henry and his family were living in Springfield for the 1790 census[7], 1800 census[8], 1810 census[9] and the 1820 census.[10]

Henry and Abigail had three children, two sons and one daughter born in Springfield, Massachusetts.[11]

  1. Henry b. 4 Jan 1792[12]
  2. Thaddeus b. 22 Aug 1794[13]
  3. Cynthia b. 13 Jul 1798[14]

Abigail died on October 13, 1818[11] and in 1819 Henry married again to Lucy Kellogg. "Mr Henry Chapin of Springfield enters his Intention of Marriage with Miss Lucy Kellogg of Hadley this 11th day of June AD 1819. Notification posted next day." [15]

Henry died on December 20, 1825 and was buried in the Chicopee Street Burying Ground. View a photo of his headstone here.[16][17]

Sources

  1. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJQ-XHL : 26 September 2017), Henry Chapin, 22 Jul 1762; citing p 191, SPRINGFIELD, HAMPDEN, MASSACHUSETTS, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  2. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPN6-XW5 : 11 March 2018), Martha Chapin, 10 May 1775; citing v 2 p 65, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,417.
  3. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). Citing pg. 2232 for William Chapin death 30 Nov. 1777 in Springfield, MA. AmericanAncestors.org $
  4. Hampshire County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1660-1889. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016, 2017. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives and the Hampshire County Court. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org) Hampshire Box 27. AmericanAncestors.org $
  5. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPNB-ZF2 : 9 February 2018), Henry Chapin and Abigail Colton, 22 Jan 1791; citing Bk of Mar Vol 2 p 242, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,416.
  6. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V589-7H5 : 9 February 2018), Henry Chapin and Abigail Colton, 03 Mar 1791; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 904,738, 904,739, 14,765.
  7. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKG-3L7 : accessed 15 July 2018), Henry Chapin, Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 532, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 4; FHL microfilm 568,144.
  8. "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH51-T8G : accessed 15 July 2018), Henry Chapin, Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 1038, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 15; FHL microfilm 205,614.
    Name: Henry Chapin
    Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 (Henry b. 1792; Thaddeus b. 1794)
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 (Cynthia b. 1799) Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 3 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 5
  9. "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2B-G8V : accessed 15 July 2018), Henry Chapin, Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 44, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 19; FHL microfilm 205,627. Name: Henry Chapin Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 (Thaddeus b. 1794) Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 (Henry b. 1792) Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 (Cynthia b. 1799) Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 2 Number of Household Members Under 16: 2 Number of Household Members Over 25: 3 Number of Household Members: 6
  10. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLK-BKG : accessed 15 July 2018), Henry Chapin, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 352, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 48; FHL microfilm 193,736 Name: Henry Chapin Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3 Free White Persons - Under 16: 1 Free White Persons - Over 25: 2 Total Free White Persons: 5 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
  11. 11.0 11.1 Chapin, Orange. The Chapin genealogy: containing a very large proportion of the descendants of Dea. Samuel Chapin, who settled in Springfield, Mass. in 1642. Northampton: Metcalf, 1862 archive.org
  12. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ7-P9H : 9 February 2018), Henry Chapin in entry for Henry Chapin, 04 Jan 1792; citing p 80, SPRINGFIELD, HAMPDEN, MASSACHUSETTS, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  13. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ7-5JR : 9 February 2018), Henry Chapin in entry for Thaddeus Chapin, 22 Aug 1794; citing p 87, SPRINGFIELD, HAMPDEN, MASSACHUSETTS, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  14. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ7-19X : 9 February 2018), Henry Chapin in entry for Cynthia Chapin, 13 Jul 1798; citing p 100, SPRINGFIELD, HAMPDEN, MASSACHUSETTS, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  15. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). AmericanAncestors.org pg. 747
  16. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 July 2018), memorial page for Henry Chapin (22 Jul 1762–20 Dec 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63343982, citing Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Dave Robison (contributor 25684516) .
  17. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPNX-748 : 11 March 2018), Henry Chapin, 22 Dec 1825; citing p 138, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,417.


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