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who SERVED i\
THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS, 1754-60; THE
REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-83; THE WAR
OF 1812-15, AND OTHERS.
CHARLES WELLS CHAPIN,
From Family Documents, and Official Records of Massachusetts, Nhw
Hampshikb, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Nbw Jersby,
and from tub records of the war and navy
Departments at Washington, D. C.
REVISED — WITH ADDITIONS.
Pro pat via ant vincere aut mori.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1895,
liv CHARLES WELLS CH \IMN,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington
TITO AKO BINDII
BRIQHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
TO THE DESCENDANTS OF
WIK) FOUGHT TO FREE AMERICA
FROM BRITISH RULE.
Rev. D. D. Chapin of Allegan, Mich., reports
an interview had with a well educated Swiss
physician, who said " he formerly lived in France,
and at one time was much interested in philo-
logical studies, especially the history of names,
and the name Chapin was one which he had oc-
casion to study up, and says: ' He affirmed that
it is one of the oldest and best names in France,
dating from the Carlovingian era, going back at
least to the tenth century, perhaps earlier. He
gives this story of its probable origin. In some
feudal scrimmage of the middle ages, one who had
distinguished himself in the melee had got a sword
cut across his head, laying open his helmet or
head-piece. For his exploit he was knighted on
the spot and dubbed Capinatus, which means
"decorated with a hat," and his coat-of-arms was
made a hat with a slash in it, thence the name
Capinatus, the participle of the law-latin capino —
— and then by the softening process of the French
made Capin — Chapin. Of course the root is
Caput, whence cap and chapeau.' " As authority
for his statements the Swiss physician named a
French work, by Or. Pinaud, " Histoire de la
* Found among the papers of the late Judge- Henry Chapin <>t Wor-
cester, Mass , who died Oct. 13, 1878, aged 67 years.
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WHEN AND WHERE SERVICE WAS PERFORMED
—BATTLES AND PLACES.
Great Falls Fight, Turner's Falls, Mass
Expedition against Louisburg, Cape Breton
Battle at Lake George,
Battle at Bunker Hill,
Siege of Boston,
Battle at Long Island,
Reinforced Northern Army,
Battle at White Plains,
Alarm of Bennington,
Battle at Saratoga,
Surrender of Burgoyne's Army,
Battle at White Marsh,
Wintered at Camp Valley Forge,
Battle at Monmouth,
Guard on Connecticut Shore, New L
Wintered at Morristown, N. J.,
Battle at Springfield, N. J.,
Alarm at Rhode Island.
Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.,
Alarm at Boston. Camp at South Boston
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CHICOPEE Street fiURVING GROUND.
WHO SERVED IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN V
3; THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. irrf-^: rHE
WAR OF 1812-15, AND OTHERS.
Chapin was born April 20, 1753. He
it the battle of Long Island, Aug.
He died Dec *, aged S5 years.
Vhel Chapin was born April 5. 1756. He
enlisted in the summer of 1 776 under Col. Charles
Colton and marched to Lake Champlain and
- Rationed at Ticonderoga. X. V. He
captain of a company of government troops,
under Gen. William Shepard. in the Shays Re-
bellion. Springfield, in 1 7S7. He died Oct. 10.
I nearly -
Abner Chapin was born Mi 2 749. He
it Roxbury in 1775. and at the surrender of
General Burg - army, Oct. i - He
died April 1. I nearly
andfather of the Compiler
Adams Chapin was sergeant in Capt William
Jennison's company, which marched on the Lex-
ington alarm of April 19, 1775. from Mendon to
Roxbury and Cambridge. He enlisted April 27,
1775, as sergeant in Capt. Samuel Warren's com-
pany, Colonel Reads regiment, in Mendon ; was
quartermaster 13th Continental (Mass.) infantry
from first of January to December 31, 1776.
Amariah Chapin enlisted July 28, 1780, in Capt.
Bezaleel Taft's company in Col. Nathan Tyler's
regiment, for service at Rhode Island on the
alarm of July 27, 1780, 9th company of 3d Wor-
cester County regiment ; discharged Aug. 7, 1 j^o.
Amos Chapin enlisted July 15, 1776, in Capt.
Zenas Wheelers company in Colonel Hopkins'
regiment, Berkshire County ; discharged Aug. 4,
1776. Enlisted July 8, 1777, in Capt. Zenas
Wheelers company in Col. John Ashley's regi-
ment, Berkshire County. Marched to Fort
Edward,' N. Y. ; discharged Aug. 15, 1777.
Re-enlisted Oct. 14, 1780, a corporal in Capt.
John Collar's company in Col. John Ashley's
regiment, ordered out by General Fellows on an
alarm to Berkshire. Served six days.
. Asa Chapin enlisted July t, 1780, was in the
levies in the 5th regiment Connecticut line raised
in 1780. He was a pensioner in 1832, residing
in Tolland County.
Asahel Chapin was born Dec. 20, 1 72 1.
He was in the expedition against Louisburg,
Cape Breton, in 1745, and died there the same
year, aged 24 years.
Asaph Chapin enlisted Jan. 7, 1815, in United
States army at Hartford, Conn.; served in the
2 -th regiment of infantry, Commander Daniel
Ketchum; discharged March 23, 1815.
Benoni Chapin was born July 9, 1 75 s '• ne
enlisted December 25, 1776, in Capt. Daniel
Cadwell's company in Col. Timothy Robinson's
regiment. Served at Ticonderoga ; discharged
April 2, 1777; residence, Springfield. Re-enlisted
January 5, 177S, in Capt. John Morgan's company
detached from Hampshire and Worcester coun-
ties to guard stores and magazines at Springfield
and Brookfield; discharged July 1. i77- s - Re " en -
listed July 22, 1779, in Capt. Samuel Burt's com-
pany, Col-. Elisha Porter's regiment, in service at
New London, Conn.; discharged August 25,
1779. Re-enlisted July 21, 1780, in Capt. Joseph
Browning's company. Col. Seth Murray's Hamp-
shire Count v regiment, raised for three months
to reinforce the Continental army; discha
( October 10. rved as corporal. He died
Caleb Chapin was bom May 20. 1701. He
was killed in battle in the French and Indian
War, at Bloody Pond near Lake George, Sept. 8,
1755, at the age of 54 years. His sons Joel and
Hezekiah were with him in that battle, but escaped
Caleis Chapin, born July 2, 1736. He was
at Cambridge in 1775, and captain of a company
under General Shepard in the Shays Rebellion
in 1787. He died Nov. 10. 181 5, aged 79 years..
1 [is son Cyrenus was a waiter to his father.
Calvin Chapin was born July 22, 1763. He
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He
died at (Rocky Hill) Wethersfield, Conn., March
16, 185 1, aged 88 years, nearly.
Calvin Chapin served in Captain Phelps' com-
pany, Col. J. Williams' regiment. Vt. Militia, in
18 1 4, for a military expedition.
Charles Chapin enlisted July 20, 1775. in
Capt. Isaac Bostwick's 7th company, Col. Charles
Webb's Continental regiment. On requisition
from Washington the regiment was ordered to the
Boston camps. There it wa> assigned to General
Sullivan's brigade on Winter Hill at the left of
the besieging line and remained until expiration
of term of service in December, 1775.
Cyrenus Chapin was born February 7, 170,
lie was a physician and surgeon in Buffalo,
N. Y., and was lieutenant colonel of volunteers
in the War of 1S12. He died February 20,
1838, aged 69 years.
Daniei Chapin served in Capt David Bee
be's company, in Col. Roger Enos' regimenl
of Connecticut State troops, on the Hudson, in
1 778, for three months.
Darius Chapin enlisted Sept. 19, 1777. in
Capt. Sylvanus Willcox's company, Col. John
Ashley's Berkshire County regiment. Served
in the Northern army; discharged Oct. 19, 1777.
\\ as in Capt. Adam Kasson's company, Col. John
Ashley's Berkshire County regiment, ordered
out by General Fellows, Oct. 14, 1 780.
David Chapin enlisted March i, 177.S. at
I [artford, for three years, in Capt. Joseph Walker's
company, in Col. Samuel B. Webb's regiment,
which went into camp at Peek-skill in the
spring of 1777, and served in Parsons' brigade
under General Putnam during movements of fol-
lowing summer and fall. On loss of Forts Clinton
and Montgomery, October. 1777. it crossed to
west side <>t Hudson and served under Governor
Clinton of New York, for a time. On December
10, the regiment engaged with other troops in an
expedition against Pong Island. Present at battle
of Springfield, N. J., June 23, 1780, and during
following summer served with main army on the
Hudson; discharged Feb. 19, 1781. He wa
pensioner under act of Congress, 1818, residing
in New York.
David Ciiapin was born January 14, 1752.
He was at Cambridge in 1775 in Capt. Gideon
Burt's company, Col. Timothy Danielson's regi-
ment, and in Capt. Ephraim Chapin's company
in Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment in 1778.
David Justus Chapin was born in 17 — . Was
a fifer in a company of minutemen, under Capt.
Enoch Chapin, who marched to Cambridge on
the news of the battle of Lexington, April 19,
Ebenezer Chapin enlisted April iS, 1777, in
Capt. Peter Penniman's company, Colonel Wood's
regiment, for service at Rhode Island; discharged
May 7, 1777. Enlisted July 28, 1780, a sergeant
in Capt. Philip Ammidon's company in Col.
Nathan Tyler's regiment; marched on alarm to
Rhode Island; discharged Aug. 8, 1780.
Edmund Chapin appears on a list of men on
Massachusetts muster and payroll of the Revolu-
tionary War. Residence, Ware.
Edward Ciiapin, born February 16, 1724,
was clerk in Capt. Luke Hitchcock's company at
Lake George in 1755, and a soldier in the Revo-
lutionary War. He died June 22, 1705
Eleazer Chapin, Jr., was born June 3, 1750.
He was a soldier at Cambridge in 1775. He
died July 4, 1812, aged 62 wars.
Eli Chapin marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775, from Worcester in Capt. Timothy Bigelow's
company, Col. Artemas Ward's regiment ; en-
listed April 24, 1775, in Captain Hubbard's
company, Col. Artemas Ward's regiment, eight
months' service. Marched on alarm to Benning-
ton in David Chadwick's company, August, 1777.
Elihu Chapin was born May 28, 1782. He
was stationed at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., in 1814,
and died there November 2, 1S14. aged $2 years.
Elijah Chapin enlisted July 1, 1777, in Capt.
Peter Ingersol's company, Col. John Brown's
regiment, Berkshire County ; discharged July 21,
1777. Re-enlisted July 21, 1777, in Capt. Zenas
Wheeler's company, Col. John Ashley's regi-
ment, Berkshire County; marched to Fort Ed-
ward, N. Y. ; discharged Aug. 15, 1777. Enlisted
Oct. 14, 1780, in Capt. Adam Kasson's company.
Col. John Ashley's regiment; discharged Oct.
20, 1780. Enlisted Oct. 13, 1781, in Capt.
Ephraim Brookin's company, Lieut. -Col. John
Collar's regiment, Berkshire County ; marched by
order of Col. John Ashley, Jr., on the alarm to
the northward ; discharged Oct. 26, [781.
Eliphalet CHAPIN was brigade major under
Gen. ErastusWolcott of Connecticut Militia, 1776.
Captain Elisha Chapin, born July 16, 1707,
served in the French and Indian War in 1753-54.
He was the commander at Fort Massachusetts in
1754, and was massacred by the Indians at
Hoosack, now Williamstown, July 11, 1756, at
the age of 49 years.
Elisha Chapin was born at West Springfield,
Mass., in 1774. On the 6th of October, 1798, he
enlisted as a marine in the U. S. Navy for three
years through Lieut. Dimon Colton, U. S. Navy.
He sailed to the East Indies. During his service
he was promoted corporal Dec. 8, 1 79S, and ser-
geant March 20, 1799, and was honorably dis-
charged July 31, 1 So 1.
In the War of 18 12 he enlisted, and was on re-
cruiting service and reported to Colonel Learned
at Pittsfield, Mass. He was commissioned ensign
in the 9th regiment U. S. Infantry, June 30, 18 14.
and second lieutenant Sept. 1, 1814, and joined
the army at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. At the
close of the war he was ordered to report at
Washington, when on June 15, 1815, he received
an honorable discharge. He died July 17, 1837,,
aged 63 years.
Enoch Chapin was born September 16, 1740.
1 le was captain of a company of minutemen who
marched to Cambridge in April, 1775. He died
October 28, 1802, aged 62 years.
CHICOPEE (Street) BURYING t'.KOUND.
Ephraim Chapin was b<»rn October 29, 17:0.
He was in the French and Indian War in 1755
and at Ticonderogl in 1777, and captain of a
company in Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment,
in 1778. He died October 12, 1S05, aged 7''
years nearly. /O / ^ /
Ephraim Chapin was chosen captain in 8th
company of 1st Hampshire County regiment of
Mass. Militia, Springfield, May 21, 1776. He
enlisted August 16, 1777, and was captain of a
companyin Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment
under General Horatio Gates in Northern depart-
Ezekiel Chapin was born June 29, 1758.
He was drafted for nine months and was sta-
tioned at Fishkill, N. Y., in 1778. He died
August 21, [825, aged 67 years.
Ezra Chapin served in Captain Savage's com-
pany, Col. Henry Sherburne's battalion, in Rhode
Island, November, 1 778.
EZRA CHAPIN enlisted from Bolton, Conn'., in
Capt. Abijah Savage's company, April 20, 1777 ;
enlisted in Capt. Jonathan Wells' company 5th, in
Col. ErastUS Wolcott's regiment of Connecticut
State troops. This regiment formed a part oi the
detachment from the army that occupied Boston
after the British evacuated the town ; enlisted in
Capt. Jonathan Birge's company 4th, 3d battal-
ion, Col. Comfort Sage, Wadsworth's brigade.
Battalion raised June, 1776, to reinforce Wash-
ington at New York. Served in New York city
and on Long Island. Caught in the retreat from
the city, Sept. 15, and suffered some loss. En-
gaged at battle of White Plains, Oct. 28, 1776.
Frederic Chapin enlisted for three months in
Capt. Elijah Robinson's company, Col. Roger
Enos' regiment of Connecticut State troops ;
marched and arrived in camp at " Saw Pits " on
the Hudson June 29, 1778.
Lieutenant Gad Chapin, born Aug. 1 1, 1726.
Served in the French and Indian War in 1760.
He died in Cooperstown, N. Y.
Gad Chapin was in Capt. Oliver Avery's com-
pany which marched on the Lexington alarm of
April 19, 1775; residence, Myrifield. Served 17^
days. He enlisted August 1, 1775, in Captain
Maxwell's company, Colonel Prescott's regiment,
eight months' service. Enlisted Feb. 24, 1777,
in Capt. Timothy Child's company, Col. David
Learned's regiment ; served one month and sev-
enteen days. Enlisted Oct. 29, 1779, in Capt.
Sylvanus Rice's company, Col. Israel Chapin's 3d
regiment, at Claverack, N. Y. ; service one month.
George Chapin was born March 14, 1744.
He was in Capt. Ephraim Chapin's company, in
Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment, in 1778,
in 4th company foot, Springfield. He died April
16, 1794, aged 50 years.
Gershom Chapin marched from Mendon on
the alarm at Fort William Henry, August, 1757,
in Capt. Phineas Lovett's company, Col. Abraham
Gershom Chapin enlisted July 28, 1780, in
Capt. Thaddeus Read's regiment for service in
Rhode Island. Discharged Aug. 5, 1 780. Served
Gideon Chapin, born April 15, 1754, was in
Capt. Gideon Chapin's company which marched
to Lexington on the alarm of April 19, 1 775, from
Myrifield, April 21. Second lieutenant in Capt.
Mathew Bar's 14th company, 5th Hampshire
County regiment, Massachusetts Militia, Deer-
field, April 22, 1776. First lieutenant in Capt.
Samuel Taylor's company, Colonel Porter's regi-
ment ; marched to reinforce the Northern army
after evacuation of Ticonderoga; enlisted July
10, 1777, at Charlemont, Mass.
Gideon Chapin, 2(\, enlisted April 1, 1777, for
three years in Captain Walbridge's company in
Col. Charles Webb's regiment; second " Conn.
Line " was ordered to assemble at Danbury in
April preparatory to taking the field and soon
after went into camp at Peekskill. Served dur-
ing the summer and fall of 1777 along the Hud-
son under General Putnam. Ordered Nov. 14 to
join Washington's army in Pennsylvania, and
December 8 engaged in the sharp action of
Whitemarsh. Wintered at Valley Forge, 1777-
78, and present July 28 following at battle of
Monmouth. He died Oct. 29. 1778.
Lieut. Henry Chapin enlisted November,
1 755, from Woodstock, Conn.; was a lieutenant
in Capt. Israel Putnam's company in garrison at
Fort Edward, Dec. 5, 1755. Discharged April
Henry Chapin enlisted Dec. 25, 1776, in Capt.
Daniel Cad well's company, Col. Timothy Robin-
son's regiment. Served at Ticonderoga ; dis-
charged April 2, 1777, Springfield.
Hezekiah Chapin was in Capt. Agrippa Wells'
company, Col. Samuel Williams' regiment, which
marched on the Lexington alarm of April 19,
1775, from Greenfield, April 20. Service fifteen
days. Enlisted July 15, 1775, in Capt. Agrippa
Wells' company, Col. Asa Whitcomb's regiment,
eight months' service. Residence, Bernardston.
Ensign Hiram Chapin enlisted Oct. 21, 1776.
in Col. Samuel Ashley's regiment of New Ham])
shire Militia; marched from county of Cheshire
at the requisition of Major-General Horatio
Gates to reinforce the army at Ticbnderoga.
Ichabod Chapin enlisted June 26, 1780, in the
7th Connecticut regiment, commanded by Hem an
Isaac Chapin was in Capt. Gershom Nelson-
company, which marched on the Lexington alarm
of April 19, 1775, from Mendon to Cambridge
and Roxbury ; served nine clays. Enlisted April
27, 1775. in Capt. Samuel Warren's company,
Colonel Read's regiment, eight months' service.
Residence, Mendon. Served in Continental army
in Capt. Isaac Warren's company, Colonel Bailey's
regiment, from May 20, 1777, to May 20, 1780.
He died at Heath, Mass., March 26, [835.
General Israel Chapin was born in Mendon,
Mass. Was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
and agent of Indian affairs for the Five Nations in
President Washington's term, and an aid-de-
camp. "He had a talk with the Indians at Buffalo
Creek in 170;,." He died at Canandaigua, N. Y..
Captain Israel Chapin was born September
18, 1 75 1. He wa> a M.ldicr at Cambridge. Mass,
in 1775. He died April 25, [8lO, aged 58 years.
W'.is buried in Springfield cemetery.
Captain Israei Chapin, born April 25, 1764,
succeeded his father, General Israel Chapin, in
the office of agent of Indian affairs, and con-
tinued in office through the administration of
President Adams. He died at Canandaigua,
N. Y., Aug. 3 i, 1833.
Ithamar Chapin enlisted in Capt. Reuben
Munn's company, Col. Nicholas Dike's regiment,
in September, 1776; service at Roxbury. Resi-
dence, Springfield (Chicopee)..
Jacob Chapin was born in 17 — . Was in
Capt. Ephraim Chapin's company in Col. Rug-
gles Woodbridge's regiment, in 1778.
James Chapin enlisted Oct. 26, 1779, in Capt.
Francis Wilson's company, Col. Samuel Denny's
regiment. Service at Claverack, N. Y. ; dis-
charged Nov. 23, 1779.
Japhat Chapin was born in 1642. Was in
the "Great Falls Fight" at Turner's Falls, Mass.,
May 19, 1676, where the Indians were surprised,
and in the conflict they owned that they lost in
killed and drowned 300 warriors, while the
English had only one soldier killed. Japhat
Chapin died February 20, 171 2, aged 70 years.
Japhet Chapin, 2d, was born in 17 — . Was
at Ticonderoga in 1777 in Capt. Gideon Burt's
company, Col. David Seward's regiment.
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Japhet Chapin was born August 8, 1760.
He was in Capt. Ephraim Chapin's company in
Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment, in 1778.
He died October 6, 1822, aged 62 years.
Jehiel Chapin served in Captain Savage's com-
pany, Col. Henry Sherburne's battalion, in Rhode
Island, March and April, 1779.
Jehiel Chapin from Bolton, Conn., Sept. 20.
1 777, in Capt. Abijah Savage's company, trans-
ferred to Col. S. B. Webb's regiment. May 1,
1 780 ; discharged Sept. 20, 1 780.
Jeremiah Chapin enlisted July 9, 1777. Was
a lieutenant in Capt. Jeremiah Chapin's com-
pany, Col. Elisha Porter's regiment of Hampshire
County, marched on the alarm to Ticonderoga by
way of Albany and Fort Edward; discharged
Aug. 12, 1777.
Jesse Chapin enlisted July 5, 1779. Was a
sergeant in Capt. Thomas Fish's company, Col.
Nathan Tyler's regiment. Served in Rhode
Island; discharged Dec. 25, 1779. Residence,
JOEL Chapin was born April 22. 1752. He
was in the French and Indian War in the battle
near Lake George, September 8, 1755.
Joel Chapin was born January 13, 1761.
I [e was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. I fe
died at Bainbridge, N. Y., August 5, 1845, aged
John Chapin was bom June, 1739. He was
in the French and Indian War, 1755, Revolution-
ary War, 1775, and the War of 1N12-15. He
died at Ogdensburg, N. Y., December, 1
aged 100 years 6 months 13 clays.
John Chapin was born Oct. 29, 1749. Was
killed in battle at Fort Stanwix, August 25,
1777, at the age of 28 years.
John Chapin enlisted July 6, 1775, in 5th com-
pany, Capt. Charles Ellsworth, East \Y ind.sor,
Conn., 8th Continental regiment, Col. Jedediah
Huntington of Norwich, Conn.; it was stationed
on the Sound until Sept. 14, when, on requisition
from Washington, it was ordered to the Boston
camps and took post at Roxbury in General
Jonathan CHAPIN was chosen 2d lieutenant in
Capt. Joshua Shaw's company of ist Hamp-
shire County regiment of Massachusetts Militia
May 21, 1776, dated Springfield. He enlisted
Aug. 14, 1777, in Capt. Daniel Winchester's
company, Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment ;
was 2d lieutenant. Discharged Nov. 29, 1777.
Joseph Chapin was burn September 8, 1 749
He was at Cambridge, Mass., in 1775, in Capt.
Gideon Burt's company, Col. Timothy Daniel-
son's regiment, and in 3d Massachusetts regi-
ment, 1 781.
Joshua Chapin enlisted Oct. 13, 1781, in Capt.
Daniel Taylor's company, Lieut.-Col. John Col-
lar's Berkshire County regiment; marched by
order of Col. John Ashley on an alarm at the
northward. Discharged Oct. 26, 1781.
Josiah Chapin enlisted May 14, 1775, in Capt.
Samuel Warren's company, Colonel Read's regi-
ment, eight months' service. Residence, Mendon.
He served in the Continental army in Capt. Isaac
Warren's company, Colonel Bailey's regiment.
from May 20, 1777, to April 12, 1 778 ; in camp
at Valley Forge, ]dn. 24. 1778. He died April
Judah Chapin enlisted Dec. 25, 1776, in Capt.
Daniel Cadwell's company, Col. Timothy Robin-
son's regiment, for service at Ticonderoga. Dis-
charged April 2, 1777; Springfield.
Jusi i s Chapin served in Capt. John Houghton's
company, in Colonel Baldwin's regiment of New
Hampshire, which was raised for the purpose of
reinforcing the army in New York, and was in
battle of White Plains, Oct. 28, 1776.
Sergi \ni Leonard Chapin a\h\ Eli Chapin of
Milford, Mass., served in the Massachusetts Mi-
litia during the War of 1812--15. Were in camp
at South Boston, Sept. 12, [814.
Leonard Chapin served in Capt. Joseph Mor-
ris's company, 1st battalion, first establishment,
New Jersey Continental Line, in the Revolution-
Leonard Chapin was born in 1778. He was
lieutenant in U. S. Army, in War of 1S12, at
Sackett's Harbor, where he died.
Leonidas Chapin was a quartermaster in the
1st battalion, first establishment, Sept. 18, 1776,
and afterward quartermaster in the 1st battalion,
second establishment, Nov. 28, 1776, New Jersey
Continental Line. He resigned in March, 1777.
Levi Chapin enlisted Oct 29, 1781, in Capt.
David Wheeler's company, Col. Asa Barnes's
regiment. Marched from Lanesboro to Saratoga
on an alarm. Discharged Nov. 9, 17S1.
Lewis Chapin was born September 30, 1755.
He was at Cambridge, Mass., in 1775, as a drum-
mer in Capt. Enoch Chapin's company of min-
utemen, and was in Capt. Gideon Burt's company,
Col. Timothy Danielson's regiment. He died
March 26, 1828, aged 72 years.
Lucius Chapin enlisted April 28, 1775, as
drummer in Capt. Gideon Burt's company, Col.
Timothy Danielson's regiment; service, three
months ; residence, Springfield. Was a fifer in
Captain Chapin's company, Col. Timothy Daniel-
son's regiment at Roxbury, eight months' service,
and a fifer in Continental army in Colonel Smith's
(Wigglesworth) regiments. Served from Feb.
20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; at Valley Forge, 1 7 7 S,
White Plains, 1778.
Luke Ciiapin was paid a bounty by the town
of Brimfield to serve in the Continental army for
the term of three years.
in Ciiapin, born Oct. 6, 1 75S, enlisted
Oct. 21, 1776; was sergeant in Capt. Joseph Mor-
gan's company, Col. John Moseley's (Hampshire
Countyi regiment, commanded by Lieut. -Col.
Timothy Robinson of Granville, Mass.; marched
to reinforce the Northern army; discharged Nov.
17, '776, West Springfield; re-enlisted in Capt.
:»li Morgan's company, Col. John Moseley's
regiment, Sept. 21, 1777, marched on expedition
to Northern department; discharged Oct. 17.
Merrick Chapin served in Continental army
in Capt. Learned's company, Col Shepard's regi-
ment, from March 1, J 777. to Jan. 22, 1 77S.
Residence, Ludlow, Ma>s. He died Dee.. 1778.
Ensign Mosks Chapin was born February
25, '739- He was in the French and Indian
War and was taken prisoner with Major Rogers
at Lake George, January, 1757. He died May
19. 1771, aged 52 years.
Moses Chapin marched from Mendon on
the Lexington alarm of April 19, 1775, as ser-
geant in Capt. Gershom Nelson's company, to
Cambridge and Roxbury. Service, eight days.
Sergeant Nathan Chapin was born Feb-
ruary 3, : 735. He was taken prisoner at the
battle of Ticonderoga, July 5, 1777, and in time
following escaped, and was in Col. X. Sparhawk's
regiment at Fishkill in 1778. He died in Buck-
land, Mass., February 13, 1830, aged 95 years.
Nathaniel Chapin, born Pec. 31, 173S, ensign
in 2d company, 3d battalion, of Wads worth's
brigade, Capt. Hezekiah Parsons, Col. Comfort
Sage; battalion raised June. 1776, to reinforce
Washington at New York. Served in New
York city and on Long Island; caught in the
retreat from the city, Sept. 15, and suffered
some loss. Engaged at battle of White Plains
Oct. 28. He died Feb. 11, 1831, aged 91 years.
Nathaniel Chapin was born August 9, 171 1.
He was in the expedition against Louisburg,
Cape Breton, which surrendered to the Ameri-
can and English forces. June 16, 1745. He
there at the same time, aged 34 years.
Noah Chapin, born July 20, 1748, was ensign
May 1, 1775, in Capt. Solomon Willes' company
<5th) in Col. Joseph Spencer's regiment
raised on the first call for troops by the legisla-
ture of Connecticut, April-May, 1775; marched by
companies to the camps around Boston and took
post at Roxbury; served during the siege until
expiration of term of service, December, 1775.
He died May 5, 1790, aged 42 years.
Noah Chapin, Jr., was a cornet in Capt. Isaac
Serjeant's 4th regiment of Light Horse, Major
Ebenezer Backus, Norwich, Conn., commanding.
Oliver Chapin was born April 9, 1757. He
wa> in the French and Indian War. He died in
Sheffield. Mass., on his return home, December
1, 1758, aged 21 years.
Oliver Chapin of Mendon, Mass., was one of
Washington's Life Guard in 1778. It consisted
of a major's command, one hundred and eighty
On the 30th of April, 1777, Washington, while
at Morristown, N. J., organized anew his Life
Guard, and issued orders to the colonels of the
regiments stationed there to furnish him with
four men from each of their commands, request-
ing that the men .should look well and be nearly
of a size, none to exceed in stature five feet ten
inches, nor fall short of five feet nine inches;
that they should be sober, young, active, and
well made, of good character in the regiment,
and should appear clean and soldier-like, adding,
" Send me none but natives." Their uniform
consisted of a blue coat with white facings; white
waistcoat and breeches ; black stock and black
half-gaiters, and a round or a cocked hat with
blue and white feather.
Oliver Chapin enlisted for three months June,
1778, in Capt. Elijah Robinson's company in Col.
Ro^er Enos' regiment of Connecticut State
troops. This company arrived in camp at "Saw
Pits," June 29, 1778. A pensioner in 1832, resid-
ing in Somers, Conn.
Oliver Ciiapin, Jr., was born in 1760. He
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War from
1775 to December, 1779. He died in Brattle-
boro, Vt, June 26, 181 1, aged 51 years
Paul Ciiaiin was born October 23, 1 755. He
was in Capt. Ephraim Chapin's company, Col.
Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment, in 177S, in 4th
company foot, Springfield. He died Septem-
ber 1 3, [84 1, aged So years.
Perez Chapin served as surgeon in Capt.
Phineas Smith's company, Colonel Porter's regi-
ment, which marched on the Lexington alarm of
April 19, 1775. "He was found in the thick of the
battle at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, plying his
surgical art for the comfort and security of the
wounded." Engaged July 24, 1779, as surgeon's
mate of the Hampshire County, Massachusetts,
regiment, Col. Elisha Porter, for service at New
London, Conn.; served one month, nine days.
He was born September, 1752, and died at Ben-
son, Vt., April 26, 1839, aged 86 years.
Captain Perry Chapin of Mendon served in
Massachusetts Militia in Shays Rebellion, 1787.
Peter Chapin enlisted April 26, 1777, in Capt
Elijah Deming's company, Col. John Ashley's
regiment, Berkshire County; ordered to Saratoga
by Major-Gcneral Gates; discharged May 20.
1777. Enlisted Aug. 17, 1777, in Capt-Lieut.
Eleazer Taylor's company, Col. John Ashley's
regiment, Berkshire County; marched, on alarm
at Bennington, to Pittsfield ; service four days.
Enlisted Sept. 19,1777,^1 Capt. Elijah Deming's
company, Col. John Ashley's regiment; ordered
to Stillwater by Major-General Gates; discharged
[6, 1777. Enlisted July 19, 1779, in Capt.
John Collar's company, Col. John Ashley's regi-
ment commanded by Lieut.-Col. Powel ; marched
to Connecticut; discharged Aug. 27, 1779.
Phineas Chapin was burn March 7, 1747.
He was at Ticonderoga, July. 1777. He died
March 2, 1821, aged 74 years.
Phineas Chapin enlisted from Hartford. Conn.,
in Capt. Charles Whiting's company. March 1 1.
1777. for three years, in Col. Samuel B. Webb's
regiment. Went into camp at Peekskill in the
spring of 1777 and served in Parsons' brigade
under General Putnam during the movements of
following summer and fall. On December 10
the regiment engaged with other troops in an ex-
pedition against Long Island. Wintered at
West Point and assisted in construction of per-
manent works there. In summer of 177S it was
attached to Yarnum's brigade and marched to
Rhode Island, engaging in the battle there of
August 29; commended for its conduct. In fall
of '79 marched to winter quarters, Morristown.
N. J. : '79- '80, assigned to Stark's brigade. Lieut.-
Col. Huntington commanding. Present at battle
of Springfield, N. J., June 23, 1 7S0, and during
following summer served with main army on the
Hudson. Discharged April 19, 1 7S0.
Phineas Chapin enlisted Oct. 14. 17
Capt. Adam Kasson's company, Col. John Ash-
- regiment (Berkshire County; under General
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Phineas Chapin, May 21, 1776, was i>t
lieutenant in Capt. Ephraim Chapin's company,
8th company of 1st Hampshire County regiment,
Massachusetts Militia, Springfield.
Samuel Chapin was in the expedition against
Louisburg, Cape Breton, in 1745, and died there
the same year.
Samuel Chapin was born in Wilbraham, Mass.,
January 30, 1762. In July, 177S, he enlisted for
six months, and under Capt. Nathan Rowley and
Col. John Jacob marched to Rhode Island, where
he joined his regiment on the island of Rhode
Island under Gen. John Sullivan. His company
was not in the battle Aug. 29, 1778, but he was
in the retreat to the mainland, and was stationed
at Tiverton, R. I. From July, 1779, he served
one month under Capt. Samuel Burt and Ensign
Simeon Chapin in Col. Porter's command, at New
London, Conn., for which he received a pension
under the act of Congress of 183 1. He died in
Wilbraham, Mass., April 14, 1 S 3 7 , aged 75 years.
lMuel Chapin, ensign 4th Massachusetts
regiment, January 1, 1777, second lieutenant,
November, 1777. First lieutenant, 20th March,
1779. served to close, of war, [783.
SAMUEL CHAPIN was lirsf* lieutenant. Col. Pat-
terson's Massachusetts ^reeriment from Mav to
December, 1775. and first lieutenant 15th Con-
tinental infantry from January 1 to Dec. 31,1776.
Samuel Chapin enlisted at East Windsor,
Conn., in U. S. Army April 30, 1813. Was a cor-
poral in 37th regiment of infantry, Commander
Chauncey Ives. Discharged April 29, 18 14.
Selah Chapin was born August 29, 1751.
He served two months at Cambridge, Mass., in
1775. He died May 30, 1830, aged 78 years.
Seth Chapin was a corporal in Capt. John
A 1 bee's company (1st), which marched from
Mendon on the Lexington alarm April 19, 1775.
Jan. .24, 1776, was appointed second lieutenant
of marines on frigate Providence. Sept. 14, 1776,
was commissioned to enlist recruits in Plym-
outh for said frigate; appointed first lieutenant
July 19, 1777, in Capt. James Webb's company
(3d) of Colonel Henry Sherburne's battalion of
Rhode Island. In July, 1780, was appointed
captain in a three months' regiment raised by
the Rhode Island legislature.
On Dec. 17, 1777, as lieutenant "with six men
in a whale boat captured a brig bound to New
York, having first driven the crew into the rig-
ging. The prisoners, among whom was the wife
of Sir Guy'Johnston, were landed at Seaconnet."
Seth Chapin, born August 17, 1758. Was
in Capt. Ephraim Chapin 's company, Col. Rug-
gles Woodbridge's regiment, in [778. He died
April 13, 1832, aged 73 years.
Sewell Chapin enlisted March 1, 1776, in
Capt. Ebenezer Green's company, in Colonel
Bedd's New Hampshire regiment. Served at Ti-
conderoga, July, 1776. This regiment joined the
Northern Continental army under General Wash-
ington. Discharged 1776, re-enlisted Sept. 23,
1777, in Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment of mili-
tia, which marched from Cornish, N. H., Septem-
ber, 1777, and joined the Continental army under
General Gates near Saratoga.
Shadrach Chapin enlisted May 2. 1775. in
Capt. Jonathan Danforth's company, Col. David
Brewer's regiment; .served three months seven
days to credit of Rowe, Mass., and eight months'
service to Palmer. Enlisted July 10, 1777. as
corporal in Capt. Samuel Taylor's company, Col.
Elisha Porter's regiment ; marched to rein!
Northern army after the evacuation of Ticonde-
roga; discharged Aug. 12, 1777.
Silas Chapin enlisted July 19, 1770. in Capt.
John Collar's company, Col. John Ashley's regi-
ment ; marched to Connecticut by order of Coun-
cil of July, \"^\ discharged Aug. 27, 1770
Simeon Chapin was commissioned June 13.
2d lieutenant in Capt. Ephraim Chapin's
company. Springfield, in First Hampshire County
nent, Massachusetts Militia. Enlisted July
22. 1770; was lieutenant in Capt. Samuel Burt's
company. Col. Elisha Porter's Hampshire County
.ent; served at New London, Conn.; dis-
charged Aug. 2?< 1779.
Simeon Chapin. at the age of 18 years, enlisted
for six months in Milford; served in the Conti-
nental army during 17S0; marched June 19. 1 "j
discharged Dec. 17, 1 7S0.
Solomon Chapin enlisted in Capt. J. \Y
company in Col. Erastus Wolcott's regiment
January and March, 1776. During the re-
organization of the Continental force before
Boston, December. 1775, February. 1770. Wash-
ington called for regiments from the New Eng-
land colonies to guard the lines at various points
until the new army had been well established.
Connecticut sent three regiments ; they reached
Boston toward the end of January and remained
about six weeks.
Stephen Chapin marched on the Lexington
alarm of April 19, 1775, in Capt. Gershom Xel-
- company from Mendon to Cambridge and
Roxbury; served nine days. Enlisted June 5.
1778; was a corporal in Capt. David Batcheller's
company, Col. Ezra Wood's regiment; discharged
January 29, 1779.
Sylvanus Chapin, Sept. $0. 1775. was in Capt.
John Cowl's company, Col. B. R. Woodbridges
regiment, Belchertown, Mass.; served eight months.
Enlisted May S. 1777, in Capt. Eli Parker's com-
pany, Colonel Learned's Hampshire County regi-
ment; marched to reinforce Continental army at
Ticonderoga; discharged July 16, 1-
Thaddeus Chapin enlisted July 27. 1777; was
rporal in Capt. Jesse Stone's company, Col.
Job Cushing's regiment; marched to Bennington
by order of General Warner; discharged -Aug.
29, 1777. Roll dated Oxford.
Thomas Chapin, son of Japhat, was in the
" Great Falls Fight " at Turner's Falls, Mass.,
May 19, 1676.
Timothy Chapin enlisted from Hartford, Conn.,
March 10. 1777, for three years, in Capt. Charles
Whiting's company, in Col. Samuel B. Webb's
regiment. [777-1781. Went into camp at Peeks-
kill in the spring of 1777. and served in Parsons'
brigade under General Putnam during move-
ments of following summer* and fall. Present at
battle of Springfield, \". |., June 23, [780. It
was designated as the 9th regiment, and went
into winter quarters [780-81 at Camp "Connecti-
cut Village," above the Robinson House, on the
Hudson. He was a pensioner under the act of
Congress, 18 [8, residing in New York; discharged
March 13, 1780.
Uriah Chapin enlisted Oct. 11, 1779, in Capt.
Moses Montague's company, Col. Israel Chapin's
regiment, raised to reinforce the Continental army;
discharged Nov. 21, 1 779-
Uriel Chapin enlisted July 1, 1778, in Capt.
Enoch Chapin's company, Col. Jacob Gerrish's
regiment, detached from Hampshire County
regiment. In service guarding stores in Spring-
field and Brookfield ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778.
William Chapin enlisted in Chicopee, 1776, in
Capt. Reuben Munn's company, Col. Nicholas
Dike's regiment, and served for March and
April, 1779, in Capt. Simon Learned's company
of the 3d Massachusetts regiment, Col. William
Zadock Chapin was born July 2, 1745. He
enlisted July 30, 1780, in Capt. Abel Mason's
company, Col. Jacob Davis's regiment, for service
at Rhode Island. Marched to Tiverton. He was
present at the battle of Saratoga, October, 1777.
Discharged August 8, 1780. He died in Con-
Zalmuna Chapin was born April 3, 1764. He
served under his father, Capt. Caleb Chapin, in
the Shays Rebellion in 17S7. He died May 20,
1854, aged 90 years.
Zebulon Chapin, on the Lexington alarm of
April 19, 1775, marched from Wilbraham, Mass.,
April 2D, in Capt. Paul Langdon's company.
The following soldiers were from Connecticut,
and served in the Revolutionary War, as it
appears from the muster and pay rolls of the
state of New York. They also appear on the
muster and pay rolls of Connecticut.
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