Phillipe EASTON
(Abt 1569-1616)
(Abt 1573-1637)
Deacon Samuel CHAPIN, Sr
Cecily PENNY
Catherine CHAPIN


Family Links

1. Nathaniel BLISS, Sr

2. Thomas GILBERT
  • Sarah GILBERT
  • John GILBERT
  • Thomas GILBERT
  • Henry GILBERT
  • Margaret MARSHFIELD

Catherine CHAPIN

  • Born: 12 Oct 1626, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England
  • Christened: Bef 6 Apr 1630, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England
  • Married (1): 20 Nov 1646, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married (2): 30 Jun 1655, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married (3): 28 Dec 1664, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: 4 Feb 1710/11, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

   Another name for Catherine was CHAPMAN.

   Ancestral File Number: 1VX2-CRM. User ID: 2311.

   General Notes:

The Bliss Book, Charles Arthur Hoppin, Hartford Connecticut, 1913:
"A Romantic History of the Bliss Family from the Time of its Beginning, in England, to its Advent into America, and Illustrating the Conditions of Life of the English Ancestors of many Others of the Founders of New England."
p105: "The Bliss Family Tree...Nathaniel b 1622 d 1654 m 20 Nov 1646 Catherine Chapin Springfield MA < Thomas b Aft 1550 m Margaret <John chr 1652 < William b 1530/1535 m 1561 Elizabeth < Richard b 1500 < Richard b 1460 < < < < Philip b 1356 < William b 1325 < John b 1230 < < 'First Bliss' b 1180..."

The Chapin Genealogy, Orange Chapin, Metcalf & Company, Northampton, 1862, p6:
"...Catharine Chapin, daughter of Samuel and Cisily, m (1) Nov 20 1646...dFeb 4 1712."

The Chapin Genealogy, Orange Chapin, Northampton Mass, Metcalf & Co, 1862, viii 368p, 23.5cm, 9-7667, CS71.C462 1862a: "Containing a very large proportion of the descendants of Dea. Samuel Chapin, who settled in Springfield, Mass in 1642. Collected and comp. by Orange Chapin.
p2: "First Generation.
I. Dea. Samuel Chapin came with his family to reside in Springfield in 1642. Itwould rather appear that he resided in this country considerable time, perhaps eight or ten years before he came to Springfield, and perhaps the greater part of his children were born in this country, but no record has been found of the birthof but one- the youngest, and we do not find any record of but one of his sons taking the freeman's oath. David, his son, was made a freeman in Springfield, 5th day 2d month, 1649. He is supposed to be the progenitor of all who bear the name inthis country, and I have not found one of the name who could trace their lineage to any other source...Samuel Chapin died Nov. 11, 1675, age not known. His wife's name was Cisily, maiden name not known [Penney]. Mrs Cisily Chapin died Feb. 8,1683, age not known. Children-
"Catharine, d. Feb. 4, 1712..."
p6: "Catharine Chapin, daughter of Samuel and Cisily, m. (1) Nov. 20, 1646, to Nathaniel Bliss; he d. Nov. 8, 1654; m. (2) June 30, 1655, to Thomas Gilbert; he d. June 5,1662; m. (3) Dec. 8, 1664, to Samuel Marshfield; he d. May 12, 1692. Catharine d. Feb. 4, 1712. Children as follows-
Samuel Bliss, b. Nov. 7, 1647; lived to be 102 years old. Residence
Margaret Bliss, b. Nov. 12,1649.
Mary Bliss, b. Sept. 24, 1651.
Nathaniel Bliss, b. March 27, 1653.
Sarah Gilbert, b. Feb. 19, 1655-1656.
John Gilbert, b. Oct. 18, 1657.
Thomas Gilbert, b. March 15, 1658-1659.
Henry Gilbert, b. March 1, 1661.
Josias Marshfield, b. Sept. 29, 1665.
Hester Marshfield, b. Sept. 6, 1667.
Stillborn child, Nov. 17, 1669.
Margaret Marshfield, b. Dec. 3, 1670."

The Chapin Book of Genealogical Data, With Brief Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of Deacon Samuel Chapin, Gilbert Warren Chapin, Vol I, Chapin Family Association, Hartford Connecticut, 1924
pIX: "Extracts From the Will of Henry Penny
"Will of HENRY PENNY of Paignton, Baker, Dated 6 April 1630... "To Cicelly Chapin my daughter, my second great pan... "To David Chapin my nephew, 20/ yearly for 7 years to be paid by Executrix
towards his bringing up in learning... "To Katherine Chapin and Sarah Chapin 12d each "Residue to Jane my wifeand make her Executrix...HENRY PENNY "Inventory by William Churchmard, Ellize Todd, Allen Penny and Samuel Chapin,
18 May 1630."
pXI: "Immediate Family of Deacon Samuel Chapin... Catherine b. before Apr 6, 1630. d. Feb 4, 1712, Springfield...
"...In Henry Penny's will dated Apr 6, 1630, his daughter Cicely Chapin is first mentioned. David the grandson was next of the family mentioned, followed by the names of Katherine (sic) Chapin, and Sarah Chapin..."
p2: "Catharine, d. Feb. 4, 1712... Hon. Oliver B. Morris, Ex-Judge of Probate is one of Catharine's descendants"
p4: "Catharine Chapin 1-3 dau. Dea. Samuel & Cicely (Penny) Chapin. b. Before Apr 6, 1630, d. Feb. 4, 1712, Springfield, Mass. 1st m. Nov. 26, 1646, Nathaniel Bliss, son Thomas & Margaret (Lawrence) Bliss..."

Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, Vol I, Aaron Tyler Bliss, Midland, Michigan, 1982, p27: "Baptism according to Bishops's transcript, Rodborough, Gloucestershire,1622. p31: Came to America with his parents in 1638 and removed to Springfield in 1643, about seven years after that place was purchased from the Indians by Mr Pynchon [see brother-in-law, Joseph Parsons, RIN=793, Mar Mary Bliss]. Three years later 20 Nov 1646, when he was well settled, he married Catharine Chapin. Died 8 Nov 1654, 4 Children, p41."
p41: "See `Chapin Genealogy' by G W Chapin. 2nd Mar 31 Jul 1655. 3rd Mar 28 Dec 1664. Four children from each marriage. There was not much time lost in mourning of widowhood, but times were hard for a widow with little children and men at this time outnumbered the women in the colonies, and there was no lack there was no lack of suitors for single women. Died 4 Feb1712, Springfield."

ANCESTRY.COM 30 Jul 2000
Database: Full Context of Colonial Families in the U.S.
DEACON SAMUEL CHAPIN, of Springfield, was bapt. at Paignton, Devonshire, England, 8th October, 1598; d. Springfield, Massachusetts, 11th November, 1675; m. at Paignton, England, 9th February, 1623-24, Cicely PENNEY, dau. of Henry PENNEY of Paignton; sailed to America in 1635 and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts, where he became a citizen and landholder between 1636 and 1640; he took the Freeman's oath in 1641 and in the next year moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he became a Deacon and sometimes preached; he served on a Town Committee in 1642; became Constable in 1645 and Selectman from 1644 to 1651, and in 1660, 1663 and 1664; he was Commissioner in 1652, 1654, 1662 and 1664, and in 1659 had a commission to administer justice.
I. David, bapt. 4th January, 1624; m. 29th August, 1654, Lydia CRUMP.
II. Catherine, m. (1st) 20th November, 1646 Nathaniel BLISS; m. (2d) 30th June, 1655, Thomas Gilbert; m. (3d) 28th December, 1664, Samuel MARSHFIELD.

ANCESTRY.COM 13 Aug 2000
Nathaniel, Springfield, propr. 1646. He m. 20 (9) 1646, Katharine Chapin; ch. Samuel b. 7 (9) 1647, Margaret b. 12 (9) 1649, Mary b. 23 (7) 1651, Nathaniel b. 27 (1) 1653. He was bur. 18 (9) 1654. His widow m. 31 (4) 1655, Thomas Gilbert; he d. 5 June, 1662, and she m. Samuel Marshfield. Mary, (m. 26 (9) 1646, Joseph Parsons,) Sarah, m. 20 (5) 1659, John Scott,) and Hester, (m. Dec. 26, 1661, Edward Foster,) may be ch. of Nathaniel. See Chapin.

World Ancestral Chart No. 17450 Ancestors of Wayne G Thorpe and Olive Loraine Slade.

Ancestral File v4.19 1VX2-CRM: Born <1624 <Windsor CT>, Died 4 Feb 1712, 1MNT-D9R: Born 6 Apr 1630, Died 8 Nov 1654, 1SFR-M2V: Born <1625 <Belstone Devonshire England, NXF9-Q0 Catherine CHAPMAN Mar Nathaniel BLISS (AFN:1J3Q-VX) 20 Nov 1646.

IGI Birth 7521827-14-884598 1624, 5001004-28-Not Available 1626 Mother Cicely PENNY, and 8525501-99-1396097 Father Samuel CHAPIN Mother Penney CICELY 12 Oct 1626 Berry Pomeroy Devon England.

IGI Christening 8024206-22-1260753 Mother Ciceley PENNEY 1626, 7325512-13-822887 Mother Cicely PENY1626 Berry Pomeroy England, and 7719609-82-1059286 Father Samuel CHAPIN Mother Cicely PENNY Christened 6 Apr 1630 Paignton Devon England.

IGI Marriage 7813701-83-1126326 Braintree Norfolk Massachusetts, 7830401-41- 1126424 Longmeadow HampdenMassachusetts, 8313702-4-1395534 Catherine CHAPIN, A184639-184639,184640, 7517602-5-884534, 8509802-22-1395986 Mar ?Katherine< Catherine CHAPIN 20 ?Sep<Nov 1646 Springfield Hampden Massachusetts, and 8507491-37-1395971 Nathaniel BLISS Spouse Catharine CHAPIN 20 Nov 1646 Belstone Devon England.

   Marriage Information:

Catherine married Nathaniel BLISS, Sr, son of Thomas BLISS, Sr and Margaret HULINS, on 20 Nov 1646 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. (Nathaniel BLISS, Sr was born on 28 Dec 1621-1622 in Belstone, Devonshire, England, christened on 28 Dec 1622 in Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England, died on 8 Nov 1654 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA and was buried on 10 Nov 1654 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.)

   Marriage Information:

Catherine also married Thomas GILBERT on 30 Jun 1655 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. (Thomas GILBERT was born on 16 Feb 1611/12 in Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England, christened on 16 Feb 1611/12 in Yardley, Worcestershire, England, died on 5 Jun 1662 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA and was buried on 5 Jun 1662 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.)

   Marriage Information:

Catherine also married Samuel MARSHFIELD on 28 Dec 1664 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. (Samuel MARSHFIELD was born in 1625-1626 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA, died on 12 May 1692 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA and was buried on 12 May 1692 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.)

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