Descendants of Deacon Samuel Dee Chapin



First Generation


1. Deacon Samuel Dee Chapin 1, son of John Chapin and Phillipe Easton, was baptized on 8 Oct 1598 in Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1 and died on 11 Nov 1675 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 8 Oct 1598; Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1. Samuel, son of John Chapin

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1614/15; Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 3. Received legacy in the will of his stepfather, George Stone, along with his mother, of 'my furnance and all the furniture thereunto belonging and my brassen crocke."

3. Lands Recorded; Between 1636-1640; Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA 4. Samuel Chapin Acres Persons & Estate
24 8

4. Settler; After 1637; Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA 5. Listed in the first book of Town Records as having 24 acres and 8 persons in his household. The section giving the value of the estate is torn off.

5. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 12 Oct 1641; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 6. Samu. Chapun

6. Jury Duty; 21 Dec 1643; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Served on jury trying the case of Thomas Merick against Robert Ashley over a pig.

7. Town Office; 14 Feb 1643/44; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Samuell Chapin was sworne Constable

8. Town Office; 26 Sep 1644; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 8. By general vote of the town, Henry Smith, Thomas Cooper, Samuel Chapin, Richard Sikes, & Henry Burt were elected Selectmen with power "to order in all the prudential affaires of the Towne, to prevent anythnge they shall judge to be to the dammage of the Towne or to ordr anything they shall judge to be for the good of the Towne: and in these affaires they shall have power for a yeere space and that they, 5, or any three of them shall also be given full power and virtue, alsoe to here complaints, to Arbitrate controversies, to lay out High ways, to make Bridges, to repayr High wais ... to see to the Scouring of Ditches, and to the killing of wolves, and to training up of children in some good caling, or any other thing they shall judge to be to the profitt of the Towne.

9. Jury Duty; 21 Apr 1648; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Served on jury trying case of Alexander Edwards against Thomas Mericke in an action for abusing his child, Samuell Edwards, being about 5 or 6 years old, the 14 of April last.

10. Town Service; 1 May 1648; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. These are chosen to seale up the votes of the Freemen to one of the deputies of Roxbury: Henry Smith and Samuell Chapen.

11. Town Service; 5 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Henry Smith and Samuell Chapen now chosen to seale up our Freemen's votes for magistrates and to send them seald up to John Johnson of Roxbury who is chosen for our deputy to the General Court.

12. Fine; 30 May 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Along with William Warriner, ordered to pay 1 bushels of marsh wheat to Henry Burt for the damage their team of oxen did to his field.

13. Town Office; 22 Nov 1652; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Took oath as Commissioner of the town of Springfield; appointment by order of the General Court. Other commissioners wre John Pynchon & Elitzur Holyoke.

14. Town Service; May 1653; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. At the May 1653 General Court, upon the petition of Sprinfeld inhabitants craving liberty to erect a new platation at Nonotuck (Northampton), Pynchon, Holyoke, and Chapin were appointed a committee to divide the land petitioned for into two plantations, the petitioners to have liberty to settle on the one of their choice, under certain conditions. [citing The Records of Massachusetts Bay (Part 1), 136]

15. Fine; 1 Nov 1653; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. The persons underwritten being presented for breach of Towne orders are ordered to pay: as followeth - Deacon Chapin 0.01.00

16. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 24 Apr 1654; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. "(before us John Pynchon & Elizur Holyoke) Sworne to be freemen of this Jurisdiction.": Samuell Chapin "made free in the Bay"

17. Credit; 28 Oct 1657; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 10. Deacon Chapin DR
October 28 1657
Recd by porke & Bacon to the lead mines 02 06 10
Deacon Chapin DR
Jun 18th 1658
Rec'd 2 bus of Pease to the men at the lead mine [no amount posted]

18. Town Service; May 1659; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. In May 1659, settlement having commenced on the east side of the
Connecticut, the General Court empowered a committee of five including
Pynchon, Holyoke & Chapin to lay out the bounds of the town "at
Noarattocke" (Hadley) on either or both sides of the river, "so as shall
be most suitable for the chohabitation and full supply of those people.."

19. Took Inventory; 15 Jul 1659; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Along with Richard Fellows, took the inventory of the estate of Symon Sackett

20. Tax Rate; 1661-1662; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 11. In the account of Mr. Glover CR
D[eacon] Chapin By my Rate 1661/62 12 00 06

21. Church Office; 18 Apr 1665; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 11. In the account of Mr. Glover CR
D[eacon] Chapin By my Rate 1661/62 12 00 06

Volume III, 1664-1667 . Page 5 [p 443]
Deacon Chapin hath had of me for the church so much Red wine to this 18th of Aprill 1665 as cometh to 00 11 00
May 1665
Recd of Decon Chapin toward this 2 bush of wheate & more 6d on account is
00 07 06
So rest due to mee from the church 00 03 06

22. Signed Petition; 2 Feb 1668/69; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Signed a petition protesting the imposition by England of customs upon goods being exported into and from Massachusetts Colony.

23. VR - Death; 11 Nov 1675; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. Chapin, Samuel, Dea. of ye Church of Springfield.

Samuel married Cicely Penny 1, daughter of Henry Penny and Jane Unknown (Penny), on 9 Feb 1622/23 in Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1. (Cicely Penny was born on 21 Feb 1601/02 in Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1 and died on 8 Feb 1682/83 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 21 Feb 1601/02; Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1. Cicely, daughter of Henry Penny

2. VR - Death; 8 Feb 1681/82; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Ciseley, wid. of Dea. Samuel Chapin

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 9 Feb 1623/24; Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1.

2. CR - Baptism of Child; 4 Jan 1624/25; Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1. David, son of Samuel Chapin

3. CR - Baptism of Child; 1626; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14. Baptism of a child of Samuel Chapin, the given name ending in 'in' is assumed to be that of his daughter Katherine.

4. CR - Baptism of Child; 16 Jan 1632/33; Totnes, Devonshire, ENG 15. John, the sonne of Samll Chapyn

5. CR - Baptism of Child; Jan 1633/34; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14. Baptisms of Henry and [probably] a twin, perhaps Samuel, sons of Samuel Chapin

6. CR - Burial of Child; 10 Jul 1634; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14. Burial of a son, probably Samuel

7. CR - Baptism of Child; 8 May 1636; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14. Baptism of Honor, daughter of Samuel Chapin. She probably died in England before the family came to Massachusetts.

8. CR - Baptism of Child; 29 Oct 1637; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14. Baptism of John, son of Samuel Chapin

9. CR - Baptism of Child; 15 Oct 1642; Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA 3. Baptism of Japhet, son of Samuel Chapin

10. VR - Birth of Child; 2 Dec 1644; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 16. Birth of Hannah


Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Hannah Chapin 16 was born on 2 Dec 1644 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 16 and died on 21 May 1719 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 2 Dec 1644; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 16 17.

2. Testimony in Court; 17 Apr 1661; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. "Hannah Chapin Saith shee saw Joseph Leanord one Sabbath day and Samuell Harmon wip & whisk one another with a stick before the meting house in sermon tyme. Joseph Leanord for his playing and sporting on the Sabbath as aforesaid, was fyned to the County five shillings being that he had formerly bin admonished for his misdemeanor on the Sabbath."

Hannah married Deacon John Hitchcock, son of Luke Hitchcock and Elizabeth Gibbons, on 27 Sep 1666 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 18 19. (Deacon John Hitchcock was born on 27 Sep 1642 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT and died on 9 Feb 1711/12 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 26 Feb 1653/54; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 20. Legacy in the will of his uncle, William Gibbson.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 17 Oct 1659; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 21. Legacy in father's will.

3. Signed Petition; 2 Feb 1668/69; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Signed a petition protesting the imposition by England of customs upon goods being exported into and from Massachusetts Colony.

4. Town Office; 16 Aug 1672; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. John Hitchcock was Sworne Constable of Springfield

5. Military Service; 19 May 1676; Upper Falls of the Connecticut River, MA 22. Listed in 1736 as being among those who fought under Capt. Wm. Turner against the Indians in the Falls Fight.

6. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 25 Sep 1683; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7.

7. Tax Rate; Dec 1684; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 23. From John Pynchon's Account books:
Account received for Mr. John Richards, the Schoole Mr. DR
Dec 1684
To paymt by John Hitchcock Ind C & some wt per the pportion
00 11 02

8. Jury Duty; 19 May 1688; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7.

9. Military Service; 20 Sep 1688; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 24. Sept 20 1688 Same Phelps & Wm Randal coming from the Bay this eveing & Informing me that the Inhabitants of Quabaug were in some Danger, they being few & weake could not send on Purpose but by these Travelers & [torn] syred them to acquaint me with their wants & that 3 Indians were there last Night sculking & running into a Swamp as before [torn] same day they discovered Tracks &c & desiring some assistance [torn]
This 21th of Sept I accordingly sent to their assistance Henry Gilbert, John Hitchcock, James Warrinar, Eben Pars[torn] Thomas Gilbert Sam Pars[torn]

10. Will; 5 Feb 1711/12; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 21. I, John Hitchcock of Springfield, being weak in body but blessed bee God of sound mind & understanding. To the end I may Settle peace among my Relations after my decease and that Righteousness may bee attended with those I am concerned I do make ordain & constitute this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following, believing there is but one only & True God & that their are three persons United in the Godhead the father son & Holy Ghost &c &c. * * * * And for the outward Estate which the Lord hath Graciously blessed me. I Despose of that as followeth.
To my well beloved wife I give the use of that room I do Now live in with the chamber over it & so much Cellar as she stands in need of Alsoe I do give to my Welbeloved wife the use and improvement of all my lands I am possest of Except those hereafter expressed as First.
Itm I give to my son John Hitchcock that house & homelot he does now live in alsoe two acres in the meadow which lyes betwixt his houselot & the Round hill on ye upper side of that meadow, As alsoe five acres in the plaine. Two acres in the Cross piece & next to that which is not improved, Alsoe one half of that which is not improved. Alsoe that piece which is Upland at Black Pond on the Westward side of the River & being upland as also half of my mill River Meadow with ye springs on this side ye sd Mill River Meadow and also half my meadow at ye sixteen acres and six acres up at Chicubee in that piece now in fence taking four acres next to the great River and then to take six acres together.
Itm I give to my son Samuel Hitchcock all the rest of my house I now live in with so much of the Cellar as his mother can spare and so much of the barn as his mother can spare above ye half of it, as also five acres of Upland in the plain next to the Great River and alsoe two acres in the meadow against my house and alsoe my upper lot in ye neck and ye half of my Mill River meadow and half my meadow at sixteen acres. And my will is that those meadows be divided equally as to Quantity and Quality as near as may be as also four acres in Chicubee next to the Great River and more. Two acres next to his Brother John on the East side of his Brothers land, and that any of my said sons having need of a way to their land shall have passable way where it is Judged most convenient for them and less prejudicial to his kinsman or those that improve it, and also half the other land in the plain not Improved.
I give to my son Luke Hitchcock that house and homelot he now lives on as alsoe all the rest of my wood lot from his brother David's to the Eastward end as alsoe four acres of my land on Garden Brook and half of what will be within fence of my land in Chicubee plain after John and Samuel have theirs laid out.
I give to my son Nathaniel Hitchcock Twenty acres of my land in Chicubee Plain if he does ever come to improve it, as also my grant of land upon three corner meadow Brook so called. But if he should never come to enjoy it or if he should die without a child lawfully begot. Then those lands to be equally divided between Luke & David my two sons.
Itm I give to my son David Hitchcock the other half of my land upon Garden Brook as alsoe twenty acres in Chicubee plain and my right in the saw mill, & Mill & land, and stream at Skanungenuck and my will is that all my sons do enjoy all those several proportions herein set down at my decease, And my will is if my wife should marry again then that she should betake herself to a third of what and is not yet measured. And after the Decease of my Welbeloved Wife, my will is that my son John Hitchcock enjoy all that meadow by his house as alsoe the half of my land in the plain being the half which lies next to that I have willed to him already & my two lower lots in the neck and my lot at Black pond as alsoe a equall proportion of any outland belonging to me with the rest of his brethren. And my will is that my son Samuel Hitchcock shall have the rest of all my housing & homelot with the meadow excepting one acre at the rear or Easterly End which meadow is against ye homelot as alsoe my other two lots in the Neck and alsoe the other halfe of my land in the plain & his share and proportion of my outlands with ye, rest of his brethren where-ever I have any right. And my will is that my son David Hitchcock shall have the wood lot at the Easterly End of my house lot meadow as far as the highway that is on the easterly end of it and one acre of the meadow that belongs to the homestead and to lie at the North Easterly end of it as it may join to the said Wood lot. And also my will is that David Hitchcock my son shall not alienate or dispose of the wood lot & meadow herein given but only to his brothers or some of the family if he shall see cause to remove and sell.
And my will is that after my decease and wives that then all that three score acres of land that I am Possest of at Chicubee should be equally divided between my three sons (viz) Luke Nathaniel and David. And if any of them should die without issue then to fall equally to ye two next that do survive or if two should die without issue as Nathaniel & David then it shall fall to Luke Hitchcock my son & his heirs.
& My will is that my son Samuel should have all my cart & plow tackling that is to say one sett of them if there be a set left. And my will is that my daughter Hannah Parsons should have my great Kettle and so much of my movable goods as shall make up ten Pounds besides what she has already. And my will is that my Grandson John Hitchcock should have my Carbine gun & Cutlass, and my Grandson Samuel Hitchcock should have my Pistols and my grandson Jonathan Hitchcock should have my great gun, and my belt I give to my son Luke Hitchcock. And my will is that my two sons Nathaniel & my son David Hitchcock have twenty pounds apiece out of movable estate & if there be not enough to do that then that my two sons John and Samuel make it up to them in two years time after the decease of their Mother & my will is that every one should have
their platters I did buy and put their names to & my intent is that what I give my Daughter Hannah Parsons & what my sons have out of moveables or if their brothers do pay this to them it shall be as in provision at town price & I appoint my sons John, Samuel, Luke & David Hitchcock executors of my estate." This will was signed Feb. 5, 17 11/12 & Ad. to Probate March 25, 1712. In the settlement of this estate the brothers increased the legacy left to their sister Hannah Parsons.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 27 Sep 1666; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 19. Marriage performed by Judge John Pynchon

2. VR - Birth of Child; 23 Mar 1674/75; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 25. Luke Sone of John & Hannah Hitchcock, born Mch 23, 1674-5

3. VR - Birth of Child; 7 Feb 1679/80; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 26. David Son of John & Hannah Hitchcocke, born Feb 7, 1679

   3 M    ii. David Chapin 1 27 was baptized on 4 Jan 1623/24 in Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1 and died on 16 Aug 1672 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. FILL IN. Add VRs of children - ref. Boston Vital Records, 1630-1699 Appleton, William S., ed. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1630-1699. Boston, MA: Rockwell & Churchill, 1888

2. CR - Baptism; 4 Jan 1624/25; Paignton, Devonshire, ENG 1. David, son of Samuel Chapin

3. Employment; 26 Apr 1653; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 28. In the Account of Tho Cooper, CR Aprill 26, 1653
pd for you to David Chapin about the Milleworke more than you acoted 00 00 09

4. Employment; 25 Jul 1653; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 29. [torn]n accot of what I haue
laid out [torn] Mill dam
25 July 1653
pd David Chapin by G Coop & Clarks appointmt 00 09 00
pd David Chapin for 2 d 00 04 00

5. VR - Marriage; 29 Aug 1654; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 30. Married Lidia Crump, 29th of 6th mo. 1654 at Boston [recorded in Pynchon's Springfield records]

6. VR - Birth of Child; 2 Apr 1656; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 31. Chapin, Caleb, s. David, b. ye 2nd of 2nd mo. 1656

   4 F    iii. Sarah Chapin 27 was born on 9 Oct 1628 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng and died on 5 Aug 1684 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Documented events in her life were:

1. CR - Baptism; Oct 1628; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14.

   5 F    iv. Katherine Chapin was baptized in 1626 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14 and died on 4 Feb 1711/12 in Salem, Essex Co., MA.

Documented events in her life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 1626; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14. A child whose name ended in 'in' was baptized on this date - it is assumed that it is Katherine.

2. Alt. Death; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 32.

Katherine married Thomas Gilbert 34 35, son of Thomas Gilbert and Elizabeth Bennett, on 30 Jun 1655 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 33. (Thomas Gilbert was baptized on 16 Feb 1611/12 in Yardley, Worcester, ENG 35 and died on 5 Jun 1662 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 34 35.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Marriage Contract; 23 May 1655; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Thomas Gilbert, of Windsor, entered a marriage contract with Katherine [Chapin] Bliss, widow of Nathaniel Bliss, in which he promised to pay the children by her first marriage the inheritances ordered by the court after their father died intestate. The agreement is signed with an X, the mark of Thomas Gilbert.

2. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 23 Mar 1656/57; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. "beinge a Trayning day these tooke the freemens oath: Thomas Gilbert"

3. Jury Duty; 27 Mar 1660; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7.

4. Jury Duty; 24 Sep 1661; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7.

5. Military Service; 21 Sep 1688; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 24. Sept 20 1688 Same Phelps & Wm Randal coming from the Bay this eveing & Informing me that the Inhabitants of Quabaug were in some Danger, they being few & weake could not send on Purpose but by these Travelers & [torn] syred them to acquaint me with their wants & that 3 Indians were there last Night sculking & running into a Swamp as before [torn] same day they discovered Tracks &c & desiring some assistance [torn]
This 21th of Sept I accordingly sent to their assistance Henry Gilbert, John Hitchcock, James Warrinar, Eben Pars[torn] Thomas Gilbert Sam Pars[torn]

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 31 Jun 1655; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 33.

   6 M    v. Samuel Chapin was baptized in Jan 1630/31 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14 and was buried on 19 Jul 1634 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14.

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; Jan 1630/31; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14.

2. CR - Burial; 10 Jul 1634; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14.

   7 M    vi. Henry Chapin 14 was baptized in Jan 1630/31 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14 and died on 15 Aug 1718 27.

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; Jan 1630/31; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14.

2. VR - Marriage; 15 Dec 1664; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 36. Maried Bethiah Cooley

3. CR - Baptism of Child; 1 Jan 1666/67; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 37 38. Chapin, Henry, s. Henry & Bethiah

4. VR - Death of Child; 26 Apr 1668; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 39. Chapin, Henry, s. of Henry

5. Signed Petition; 2 Feb 1668/69; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 12. Signed a petition protesting the imposition by England of customs upon goods being exported into and from Massachusetts Colony.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 30 Mar 1670; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 40. Chapin, Sarah, d. Henry & Bethiah

7. VR - Birth of Child; 19 Feb 1671/72; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 41. Chapin, Bethiah, d. Henry & Bethiah

8. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 31 Dec 1678; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 42.

9. VR - Birth of Child; 19 Mar 1678/79; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 26. Henry son of Henry & Bethiah Chapin born Mch 19, 1679

10. VR - Birth of Child; 27 Feb 1681/82; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 43. Chapin, Benjamin, s. Henry & Bethiah

11. Employment; 22 Apr 1687; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 44. haue Disbursed & Pd towards the Ship Mr. Marshal is now Building for us as followeth:
April 22 87
To Henry Chapins journy for goeing to Suffeild to order to [illegible] 2d
00 05 00

   8 M    vii. John Chapin 45 was baptized on 16 Jan 1631/32 in Totnes, Devonshire, ENG 45.

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 16 Jan 1632/33; Totnes, Devonshire, ENG 45. John, the sonne of Samll Chapyn

   9 F    viii. Honor Chapin was born on 8 May 1635 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 27 and died on 8 May 1636 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 32 46.

Documented events in her life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 8 May 1636; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14.

   10 M    ix. Josiah Chapin 14 was baptized on 29 Oct 1637 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14 and died on 10 Sep 1726 in Mendon, Worchester Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 29 Oct 1637; Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng 14.

2. VR - Birth of Child; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 47. _____ Chapin son of Josia Chapin & Mary his wiffe borne the _____

3. VR - Birth of Child; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 48. ______ am Chapin son of Josiah Chapin & Mary his wiffe borne

4. Oath of Fidelity; 23 Mar 1655/56; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7.

5. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Jun 1664; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 49. Debora Chapin, the daughter of Josia Chapin & Mary his wiffe born 4th mo 16th. 1664.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 17 Dec 1665; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 50. Josia Chapin son of Josia Chapin & Mary his wiffe borne 10th mo. 17, 1665.

7. VR - Death of Child; 17 Aug 1668; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 51. Death of Debora Chapin, daugher of Josia Chapin and Mary his wiffe

8. VR - Birth of Child; 17 May 1670; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 52. Joseph Chapin son of Josia Chapin & Mary his wiffe borne the 3d mo. 17, 1670

9. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Feb 1671/72; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 53. Henry Chapin son of Josia Chapin & Mary his wiffe borne 12, mo. 15, 1671,

10. VR - Birth of Child; 13 Feb 1674/75; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 54. Debora Chapin daughter of Josia Chapin & Mary his wiffe borne 12 mo. 13, 75.

11. VR - Death of Spouse; 30 May 1676; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 55. Mary Chapin wife to Josiah Chapin dyed 3 mo. 30, 76

12. VR - Birth of Child; 29 Sep 1677; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 54. Lidia Chapin daughter of Josia Chapin & Liddia his wiffe was borne the 7th mo. 29, 77

13. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Nov 1680; Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA 56. David son of Josiah Chapin & Lydia his wife borne November 9th 1680.

   11 M    x. Japhet Chapin was born on 15 Aug 1642 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA and died on 20 Feb 1711/12 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Military Service; 19 May 1676; Upper Falls of the Connecticut River, MA 22. Listed in 1736 as being among those who fought under Capt. Wm. Turner against the Indians in the Falls Fight.

2. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 31 Dec 1678; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7 42. Pynchon's court records say "Japhet Chapin .. admitted to fredome May 1680: sworn at Springfield September 1680"

3. VR - Birth of Child; 21 Jun 1679; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 26. Hannah Daughter of Japhet & Abilene Chapin, borne June 21, 1679

4. VR - Birth of Child; 18 Jul 1680; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 57. Hannah Daughter of Japhet & Abilene Chapin, borne July 18, 1680

5. Residence; 13 May 1691; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Listed as a Freeman of the town of Springfield, Hampden Co., MA

6. VR - Death of Spouse; 17 Nov 1711; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 58. "Abilene HA wife of Mr Jap__ Chapin dyd on Nor ye 17th 1711 aged 68 year."

7. Gravestone; 20 Feb 1711/12; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 59. " Mr. Japhat Chapin dyd on Feb ye 20 1712 age 72 year"



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2. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 73.

3. Chapin, Howard Millar, The English Ancestry of Deacon Samuel Chapin of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 83, July 1929, p 351 & subsequent.)

4. Francis S. Drake, The Town of Roxbury: Its Memoriable Persons & Places, (Roxbury, October, 1878). p 49.

5. Charles M. Ellis, transcriber, Early Records of Roxbury, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 2, January 1848, p 52).

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9. ibid. p 34.

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11. ibid. Volume II, 1657-1666 . Page 319 [p 355].

12. Transcribed from the Massachusetts Archives by William B. Trask, Petitions Against Imposts, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 9, January 1855, p 81).

13. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 74.

14. Chapin, Howard Millar, The English Ancestry of Deacon Samuel Chapin of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 83, July 1929, p 351 & subsequent.) citing the parish registers of Berry Pomroy, Devonshire, England.

15. ibid. citing the parish registers of Totnes, Devonshire, England.

16. Charles H.S. Davis, Records of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 18, January 1864, p 82-86; April 1684, p 142-146).

17. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 40.

18. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 4 Vols., (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., c. 1981). Vol 2, pg 428.

19. Judge Pynchon's Marriage Records, 1685-1711, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 123, October 1969, p 258 & subsequent).

20. Alcorn, Mrs. Winifred, Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book I, Part I, 1647-1687, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 81, April 1927, p 121-135).

21. Mary L. Hitchcock, The Hitchcock Genealogy, (Mass. 1894). p 208-211.

22. Rev. George M. Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 43, July 1889, p 259-279). 41:211; citing 'A List of ye Soldiers yt were in ye Fall Fight under Capt. Wm. Turner, approved off by ye Committee of ye Gen. Court (Dated June 1736).

23. Carl Bridenbaugh & Juliette Tomlinson, eds., The Pynchon Papers, Vol II, Selection from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697, (The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 1985). Volume VI, 168301694, Page 126 [p 376-377].

24. ibid. p 447.

25. Charles H.S. Davis, Records of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 18, January 1864, p 82-86; April 1684, p 142-146). Vol 19, p 249.

26. ibid. Vol 19, p 251.

27. Joan's Genealogy Site, (http://home.inreach.com/verdoorn/).

28. Carl Bridenbaugh & Juliette Tomlinson, eds., The Pynchon Papers, Vol II, Selection from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697, (The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 1985). Volume I, 1651-1655 . Page 78 [p 73].

29. ibid. Volume 1, 1651-1655 . Page 332 [p 213-214].

30. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 57.

31. ibid. Springfield, p 3.

32. Bea Hayes-Surnames Report, (http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/a/y/Beatrice-E-Hayes/COL12-0017.html (08/16/98)).

33. Clemens, William Montgomery, American Marriage Records before 1699, (Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926.)

34. Ruth Ellsworth Richardson, Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth
, (1974). p 344.

35. Douglas Richardson, The English Origin of Thomas(1) Gilbert of Braintree, Mass., and Wethersfield, Conn. With a Note of Lydia Gilbert, Executed for Witchcraft in 1654, (The American Genealogist, July 1992, p 161-166).

36. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 58.

37. ibid. Springfield, p 6.

38. ibid. Springfield, p.

39. ibid. Springfield, p 72.

40. ibid. Springfield, p 8.

41. ibid. Springfield, p 9.

42. Inhabitants of Springfield, Massachusetts, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 5, January 1851, p 83).

43. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 13.

44. Carl Bridenbaugh & Juliette Tomlinson, eds., The Pynchon Papers, Vol II, Selection from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697, (The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 1985). Volume VI, 1683 . Page 274 [p 193].

45. Chapin, Howard Millar, The English Ancestry of Deacon Samuel Chapin of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 83, July 1929, p 351 & subsequent.) citing the parish registers of Totnes, co. Devon, 1560-1650.

46. Stephen W. Norris, Genealogical Hotline, (http://userzweb.lightspeed.net/~genhotline).

47. Braintrey's Book of Records of Births, Marriages & Deaths, begininge in ye year 1643, (http://genweb.net/~braintree/627.html). p 647.

48. ibid. p 650.

49. ibid. p 644.

50. ibid. p 665.

51. ibid. p 639.

52. ibid.

53. ibid. p 649.

54. ibid. p 652.

55. ibid. p 640.

56. ibid. p 655.

57. Charles H.S. Davis, Records of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 18, January 1864, p 82-86; April 1684, p 142-146). Vol 19, p 252.

58. Bridgman, Thomas, Inscriptions on the Grave Stones in the Grave Yards of Northampton and of Other Towns in the Valley of the Connecticut, as Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield, Deerfield, &c. with Brief Annals of Northampton, (1850). Courtesy of Cynthia.

59. ibid.

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