- Born: 15 Aug 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Christened: 15 Oct 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Married (1): 22 Jul 1664, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
- Married (2): 31 May 1711, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 20 Feb 1711/12, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
- Buried: Feb 1711/12, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Ancestral File Number: 2ND5-B3.
Rev Mr Clark's Centennial Discourse: "Japhet (Chapin) was married the precedingJuly (1664) to Abilene, daughter of Samuel Cooley of Milford. 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, 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 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-
"Japhet, b. 1642; d. Feb. 20, 1712, ae.70...
"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 ofDeacon Samuel Chapin...
Children: CHAPIN Japhet bapt. Oct. 15, 1642. d. Feb. 20, 1712, 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 inerror, 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..."
ANCESTRY.COM 3 Aug 2000
Database: Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91
Date, Name, Residence, Original Source, Comment:
05 April 1649, David Chapin, C. R., Vol. II. p. 227.
19 May 1680, Japhet Chapin, Spring. C. R., Vol. V. p. 260.
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 CB and 2ND5-B3 Born/Chr 15 Oct 1642 Roxbury Suffolk Massachusetts. GG4X-FX Born 15 Aug 1642 Springfield MA, Chr 15 Oct Roxbury MA.
1. Freeman; 19 May 1680, , , Massachusetts, USA.
Japhet married Abilene COOLEY on 22 Jul 1664 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.
Japhet also married Dorothy ROOT on 31 May 1711 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA.