Chapin,  Sarah

Chapin, Sarah

Female 1623 - 1684  (60 years)

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  • Name Chapin, Sarah 
    Born 9 Oct 1623  Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Find A Grave Memorial 130428772 
    Died 5 Aug 1684  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Springfield Cemetery
    Person ID I32029  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Chapin, Samuel,   b. 8 Oct 1598, Paignton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1675, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Penny, Cecily,   b. 27 Feb 1601, Paignton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1683, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rowland, Thomas,   b. 1624, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1698, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1647  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Rowland, Samuel,   b. 6 May 1662, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1701, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1623 - Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1647 - Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Aug 1684 - Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Penny, Cecely Grave Stone
    Penny, Cecely Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Chapin Family Crest
    Chapin Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • Samuel was a Deacon. Deacon Samuel Chapin was born in Paignton, Devonshire, England on October 8, 1598. He left his native England in 1635 to escape religious persecution. He settled for a time in Roxbury, Massachusetts, before moving his family and helping to found a site they called Agawam. Four years later, Agawam was renamed Springfield, and Deacon Chapin became one of the leading men in the government of the town, and held many public offices during his life, including: Selectmen, Auditor and Magistrate, and he was Deacon of the Church. During his life, he became a symbol of the new country's religious founders. Over two centuries after his death, he was immortalized by master sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in bronze with his work called "The Puritan", an 8 foot 7 1 2 inch, 1887 piece that can now be found in Springfield's Merrick Park, to emphasize the piety and perhaps moral rigidity of the country's religious founders. Smaller variants of the work can be found in various museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, at City Hall Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Louvre, Paris, France. Samuel is an ancestor of many famous Americans, including President Grover Cleveland, President William Taft, financier John Pierpont Morgan, actor Spencer Tracy and author poet Harriet Beecher Stowe. A book was written about the life of Deacon Chapin, titled "Life of Deacon Samuel Chapin of Springfield".

      BURIAL Deacon Samuel Chapin and members of his family were buried in the Old Burying Ground in the Cemetery that Deacon Samuel was instrumental in establishing in 1645. Many years of flooding swept many of the original pioneers into the Connecticut River. Mother nature reclaimed the early settlers leaving no traces of their graves or their remains. Deacon Samuel died in 1675 and 173 years later in late 1848 some of the remains and headstones were relocated to Springfield Cemetery. Only 517 headstones confirmed actual relocations and the Chapins were not among the 517. FAG memorial in Springfield is a Cenotaph for the mass graves transferred that no records exist for. There is no confirmation that the Chapins remains were recovered and transferred to Springfield Cemetery. I believe this is probably a factor in the commission of the statue in 1881 by descendant Chester W. Chapin.

      CHAPIN FAMILY HISTORY

      Many are reporting the history of the Chapin family as known began in Devon England. Samuel is the Son of John Chapin and Phillipe Easton. He was baptized in St John the Baptist Church in Peignton England on October 8, 1598. This may be recent discovery because the Chapin Genealogy does not include these facts:

      His Wife Cicely Penny or Sicely (as on her will) was the daughter of Henry and Jane (Dabinott) Penny of Paignton, England. She was baptized on February 21, 1601 in Paignton England.

      Samuel and Cicely were married on February 9, 1623 at the Church of St John the Baptist in Paignton, England.

      Children born in England included: Henry, Josiah, David, Catherine, Sarah. Japhet was born in Roxbury, MA. Hannah was born in Springfield, MA

      We know that he was a member of Reverend John Eliot's First Church of Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA, later removed to Springfield, where he was admitted freeman on Jun. 2, 1641 and was a Deacon, constable, selectman, and commissioner.

      They had a total of 10 children, three of which died at a very young age or in infancy. All but the last two, were born in England, Japhet was baptized in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Ma. and Hannah who was born on Dec 2, 1644, in Springfield, Hampden Co. Ma.

      Chapin Genealogy reports that they had seven children, four sons (Henry, Josiah, David, Japhet) and three daughters (Catherine, Sarah, Hannah), all of whom, excepting the youngest, Hannah, having been born before coming to Springfield. There is also consideration of another 3 children dying as infants.