- Born: 25 Jan 1630/31, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England
- Christened: 25 Jan 1630/31, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England
- Married: 5 Dec 1664, Longmeadow, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 15 Aug 1718, Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
- Buried: 1718, Paignton, Devonshire, England
Ancestral File Number: 2ND5-57.
Twin brother of Samuel CHAPIN, Same name as older deceased brother Henry CHAPIN (AFN:NZKJ-CJ).
Rev Mr Clark's Centennial Discourse: "In the year 1664, 28 years after the settlement of Springfield, two of the sons of Dea. Samuel Chapin, Japhet and Henry, married. Henry married Bethia, daughter of Benjamin Cooley of Longmeadow, and Japhet was married the preceding July...After remaining a few years in the village of Springfield, the two brothers removed to this northern section of the town..."
The Chapin Genealogy, Orange Chapin, NorthamptonMass, 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.
I. Dea. Samuel Chapin came with his family to reside in Springfield in 1642. It would 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 birth of 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 in this 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-
"Henry, d. Aug. 15, 1718...
"Japhet and Henry had families in the north part of Springfield (now Chicopee)..."
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
pXI. "Immediate Family of Deacon Samuel Chapin...
Children: CHAPIN Henry d. Aug. 15, 1718, Springfield..."
pXI: "The time of arrival of the family in Roxbury, Mass., is supposed to be 1635, and no evidence is found to prove that date in error, and that five children came with their parents. The conclusion is that Henry and Josiah were born between 1630 and 1635, and as Henry is mentioned first it is supposed that he was the elder of the two. Japhet was born in Roxbury and Hannah in Springfield, Mass..." p2: Henry, d. Aug. 15, 1718."
Ver 4.10 2ND5-57 Mar Bethia COOLEY (AFN:8VLW-W9) Springfield Hampden Massachusetts, Mar Bethia COOLEY (AFN:55K9-RG) Berry Pomeroy Devonshire England, Died Chicopee Massachusetts, Ver 4.19Buried 1718 Paignton Devon England.
Henry married Bethia COOLEY on 5 Dec 1664 in Longmeadow, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.