- Born: 29 Oct 1637, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England
- Christened: 29 Oct 1637, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England
- Married (1): 1658
- Married (2): 30 Nov 1658, , Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Married (3): 20 Sep 1676, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Married (4): 22 Jun 1713, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 10 Sep 1726, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
- Buried: 10 Sep 1726
Ancestral File Number: 2ND5-9W.
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. It would rather appear that he resided in this country considerable time, perhaps eight or tenyears 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-
"Josiah, d. Sept. 10, 1726...
"Josiah settled in Mendon, Worcester county. He was one of the original grantees of said town; it is said he was from Braintree and built the first saw-mill in Mendon.
"Probably he did not reside for any great length of time in Springfield. Josiah m. Mary King..."
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 Josiah d. Sep. 10, 1726, Mendon..."
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:"Josiah b. 1634 d. 10 Sep 1726."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 2ND5-9W Mar Mary KING (AFN:BVCM-S1) 30 Nov 1658 Norfolk Massachusetts, Also Mar ?Abigail Hews HATCH (AFN:N0J4-S1) 1658, Mar ?Dorothy BARKER-HUNT (AFN:NOJ4-RT), Ver 4.19 Buried 10 Sep 1726.
Josiah married Abigail Hews HATCH in 1658.
Josiah also married Mary KING on 30 Nov 1658 in , Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.
Josiah also married Lydia BROWN on 20 Sep 1676 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.
Josiah also married Mehitable METCALF on 22 Jun 1713 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.
Josiah also married Dorothy BARKER HUNT.