Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
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William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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BROWN. Enos Brown, immigrant ancestor, is said to have lived at Cohasset, and settled finally at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Children; 1. Elisha, married at Winchendon, November 16, 1775, Merrill Bates; they settled in Springfield, Vermont, where he was a prominent citizen and left many citizens. 2. Abel, mentioned below.

(II) Abel, son of Enos Brown, was born in 1764; died February 22, 1837. He settled at Springfield, Vermont. He married, June 23, 1785, Sally Stoddard, at Winchendon. Children: 1. Luke, mentioned below. 2. Levi. 3. James. 4. George. 5. Sally. 6. Lincoln. 7. Stoddard. 8. Jane.

(III) Luke, son of Abel Brown, was born at Springfield, July 13, 1786, died at Parishville, New York, September 17, 1861. He came to New York from Vermont in 1810 and was one of the pioneers of St. Lawrence County. He helped "log out" and build the south road from Potsdam to Parishville. He married Anna, daughter of Jacob and Esther (Field) Lockwood (see Lockwood VI). Children: 1. Nancy. 2. Parish. 3. Luke. 4. Almira E. 5. John Lockwood. 6. Abigail H. 7. David king mentioned below. 8. Sally M. Parish was the first white male child born in Parishville.

(IV) David King, son of Luke Brown, was born in Parishville, New York, May 15, 1823, died in Potsdam, New York, February 25, 1889. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and followed

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farming in his younger days. He came to Potsdam in 1868 and operated the mill now owned by he Potsdam Milling Company. He also built a mill at Norwood and conducted it in connection with his Potsdam mill. He manufactured flour. He also conducted a retail grocery store at Potsdam. In politics he was a Republican. He was at one time collector of taxes and also supervisor of the town of Parishville. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge at Parishville. In religion he was a Universalist. He married, January 19, 1846, Mary A., born at Parishville, January 27, 1827, died August 21, 1907, daughter of Levi Fuller, of Parishville. Children: 1. Theodore F., now of Wichita, Kansas; married Mandane Smith. 2. Millard F., now of Wichita, Kansas; married Wealthy Hicks; children: Fred M., Mary S. and Robert L. 3. Anna M., was educated in the public schools of Parishville, coming to Potsdam with her parents; for the past fifteen years she has been bookkeeper, stenographer and cashier in the A. L. Lockwood Department Store, Potsdam.

(The Lockwood Line).

The surname Lockwood is of very ancient origin, and is mentioned in the doomsday Book. It is a place name, and the family has several branches in England, in Staffordshire, Yorkshire, county Essex and Northampton. The coat-of-arms borne by Rev. Richard Lockwood, rector of Dingley, Northampton, was: Argent, a fesse between three martlette sable.

(I) Robert Lockwood, immigrant ancestor, came to New England about 1630 and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. He was admitted a freeman, March 9, 1636-37, and was the executor of the estate of one Edmund Lockwood, supposed to be his brother. He removed to Fairfield, Connecticut. He was recorder as a settler there as early as 1641, and died there in 1668. He was admitted a freeman of that state, May 20, 1662. He was appointed sergeant at Fairfield in May, 1657. He is said to have lived for a time in Norwalk, Connecticut. He married Susannah ---------, who married (second) Jeffrey Ferris, and died at Greenwich. Children: 1. Jonathan, born September 10, 1634. 2. Deborah, October 12, 1636. 3. Joseph, August 6, 1638. 4. Daniel, March 21, 1640. 5. Ephraim, December 1, 1641. 6. Gershom, September 6, 1643, mentioned below. 7. John. 8. Abigail, married john Barlow, of Fairfield. 9. Sarah. 10. Mary, married Jonathan Heusted.

(II) Lieutenant Gershom, son of Sergeant Robert Lockwood, was born September 6, 1643, at Watertown, died March 12, 1718-19, in Greenwich, Connecticut. He removed to Greenwich with his father at the age of nine. He became one of the twenty-seven proprietors of Greenwich. He was a carpenter by trade, and he held many positions in the town. His will was dated November 22, 1692. The plain blue slate stone which marks his grave is well preserved. He married, Lady Ann Millington, from England, daughter of Lord Millington. She came to New England in search of her lover, a British Army officer. Failing to find him, she taught school and afterwards married Gershom Lockwood. In 1660 her parents sent her a large oak chest, ingeniously carved and strongly built. Tradition says that it contained a half bushel of guineas, many fine silk dresses, etc. The chest was at last account owned by Samuel Ferris, of Greenwich, who married Ann Lockwood, granddaughter of Ann (Millington) Lockwood. He married (second) Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Montgomery) Townsend, and widow of Gideon Wright. Children, all by first wife: 1. Gershom. 2. William, died young. 3. Joseph. 4. Elizabeth, married john Bates. 5. Hannah, born 1667; married (first) John Burwell; (second) Thomas Sanford. 6. Sarah (twin), born 1669; received by will from her father "a certain Negro girl being now in her possession." 7. Abraham (twin) mentioned below.

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(III) Abraham, son of Lieutenant Gershom Lockwood, was born in 1669, died in June, 1747, aged seventy-seven. He removed to Old Warwick, Rhode Island, and lived there the remainder of his life. He married Sarah, born 1673, daughter of Amos and Deborah (Stafford) Westcott. Children: 1. Deborah, married November 29, 1725, Nathaniel Cole. 2. Amos, born about 1695. 3. Adam, married December 24, 1734, Sarah Straight. 4. Sarah, married June 16, 1728, Abel Potter. 5. Abraham, mentioned below.

(IV) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (1) Lockwood, was born at Warwick, Rhode Island, 1707, died in 1762. He removed from Warwick to Cranston, Rhode Island. He married Mary ------------, who died in 1766. Children: 1. Abraham. 2. Joseph. 3. William, mentioned below. 4. Jacob, born 1732; settled at Springfield. 5. Damaris.

(V) William, son of Abraham (2) Lockwood, was born in 1725, died November 27, 1801. He removed to Springfield, Vermont in 1772, and bought a farm in what is now the village of Springfield. He built a log cabin and a sawmill near the falls where the hotel is now located. Later he built a blockhouse on the hill on the site of the George W. Porter House, and finally had a frame house where W. H. h. Putnam now or lately lived. He acquired much real estate. He and his sons cleared a large tract of land, sawed lumber and also had a grist mill. He sold half the mill to his son Henry. He gave the cemetery on the east side of the town in 1793. He was an enterprising, industrious and honest citizen. He was a Freewill Baptist in religion. He married in Rhode Island, Sarah White. Children; 1. Isaac, born April 20, 1753. 2. Jacob, mentioned below. 3. Abraham, April 19, 1757. 4. Joseph, married Lydia White. 5. Henry, June 14, 1762. 6. Benoni, February 26, 1764. 7. William, married Asa Barnes. 8. Lydia, married William Weaver. 9. Sarah, married John Williams. 10. Ruth, married Benjamin Olney. 11. Damaris, married Daniel Avery. 12. Phebe, married John Cummings.

(VI) Jacob, son of William Lockwood, was born at Cranston, Rhode Island, October 15, 1756. He went to Springfield with the family and bought land on both sides of the Black River. He built a house on the west side of the river and kept a tavern in it. He acquired eight hundred acres of land. He was a soldier in the Revolution in Captain Samuel Scott's company in October, 1780, in Vermont.

Jacob Lockwood married, in 1777, Esther Field, sister of Bethia, who married Abraham Lockwood, his cousin. She died February 21, 1832, aged seventy-two years. he died July 27, 1819. Children, born at Springfield: 1. Anna, November 9, 1777. 2. Daniel, January 29, 1779. 3. Samuel, March 13, 1781. 4. Ezekiel, January 19, 1783. 5. Anna, May 7, 1785; married Luke Brown (see Brown III). 6. Elijah, April 21, 1787. 7. Elisha, February 12, 1789. 8. Abigail, February 25, 1791. 9. John, February 8, 1793. 10. Luther, February 11, 1795. 11. Largin, January 1, 1797. 12. Lewis, December 8, 1798. 13. Enoch, March 9, 1800. 14. Lyman, March 18, 1802. 15. Luthana, November 23, 1806. Of these children, twelve lived to be adults, nine of whom were sons.

HAWTHORNE. The surname Hawthorne was spelled in the early records in this country Hathorne, Hathorn, Harthan, Hawthorne and Hawthorn. The American family, including the famous Nathaniel Hawthorne, is descended from a family of Binfield, England, through the immigrant John, mentioned below. He ha a brother Robert, who settled at Bray, Berkshire, England; a brother William , married Ann -------; came to this country in 1630; became speaker of the house; major of colonial troops and was called "one of the most efficient and sagacious of the colonial

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leaders." His sister Elizabeth married Captain Richard Davenport.

(I) John Hawthorne, immigrant, was born in 1615 at Binfield. He came to this country in the ship "Transport' in 1635, and settled at Salem, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Salem church in 1637. He removed to Malden and was licensed to keep an ordinary there by the general court. In 1650 he located at Lynn. He deposed in 1665 that he was about forty-two years old. He died at Lynn, February 10, 1677. His will, dated October 19, 1676, was proved June 27,m 1677, bequeathing to wife Sarah, children

Ebenezer, Priscilla Shore and her daughter of the same name, Phebe, Mary and Nathaniel. He married Sarah Breed. Children: 1. Sarah, baptized June 2, 1644, at Salem. 2. John, October, 1646. 3. Priscilla, baptized July 22, 1649; married Jonathan Shore. 4. William, November 1651. 5. Mary, July, 1653. 6. Ebenezer, March, 1656; mentioned below. 7. Child, March 6, 1663. 8. Phebe, March 22, 1665. 9. Nathaniel, about 1668.

(II) Ebenezer, son of John Hawthorne, was born in March, 1656, in Lynn, died about 1720. He married, December 26, 1683, Esther Witt, at Lynn. Children, born at Lynn: 1. Sarah, October 26, 1684. 2. Mary, March 4, 1687. 3. John, May 1, 1688. 4. Samuel, April 17, 1691. 5. Mary, May 1, 1694. 6. Hepsibath, May 5, 1697. 7. Ebenezer, mentioned below.

(III) Ebenezer (2), son of Ebenezer (1) Hawthorne, was born at Lynn, July 7, 1705. He married (intention dated October 11) 1730, Keziah Collins, of Salem, Massachusetts. Children: 1. Eleazer. 2. Ebenezer. 3. Collins, mentioned below.

(IV) Collins, son of Ebenezer (2) Hawthorne, was born about 1735-40. He settled in the adjacent town of Wilmington, Massachusetts. He was in the Revolution in the command of General Stark at the battles of Bennington and Saratoga. He settled in Jeffrey, New Hampshire. He married, November 27, 1760, Sarah Deane. Children: 1. Benjamin, born December 13, 1761; mentioned below. 2. Keziah. 3. Collins. 4. Sally. 5. Hepsibah. 6. William. 7. Rebecca. 8. Olive. 9. Samuel. 10. Polly. 11. Seth.

(V) Benjamin, son of Collins Hawthorne, was born at Wilmington, December 13, 1761, died of spotted fever at Reading, Vermont, July 20, 1842. He was a soldier in the Revolution and was stationed at West Point for a time. He came from Jaffrey, New Hampshire, to Reading, Vermont, in 1787 or earlier. He was a merchant, a partner in the firm of Bailey & Hawthorne. Later in life he had the farm lately owned by C. H. Cady. He married, March 28, 1787, Rhoda Carlton, born April 14, 1769, died December 11, 1650. Children: 1. Benjamin. 2. Ira. 3. Collins, a farmer of Alden, New York. 4. Nathaniel. 5. Rhoda, married Jonathan Esterbrook, and lived at Merilla, New York. 6. Candace, married Asa Newton, a farmer. 7. Alvah, mentioned below. 8. Leban, of Barnard, Vermont. 9. Henry C., a farmer of Woodstock, Vermont. 10. Hial, a shoemaker of Troy, New York. 11. Olive. 12. Farwell. 13. Nahum. 14. Veramus.

(VI) Alvah, son of Benjamin Hawthorne, was born at Reading, Vermont, September 2, 1797, died at New Haven, Vermont, March 11, 1887. He married Mandana Holly, who was born at New Haven. Children: 1. George Palmer, mentioned below. 2. Francis, died in infancy. 3. Everett Holly.

(VII) George Palmer, son of Alvah Hawthorne, was born in New Haven, Vermont, November 13, 1825, died there June 30, 1900. He was educated in the common schools, and from an early age followed farming through his active life. He was interested in town affairs and a Republican in politics. He held the office of selectman and other town offices. He was a deacon of the Congregational Church at New Haven. He married, October 22, 1851, Almena Clark, born at Crown Point, New York, April 13, 1822, died March 13, 1899, daugh-

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ter of Abraham V. Clark. Children, born at New Haven: 1. Alvah, a fruit grower on the Isle of Pines, West Indies. 2. Frank Eugene, mentioned below. 3. Henry, lives in Burlington, Vermont. 4. Florence, lives on the homestead in New Haven. 5. Charles, a hardware merchant, Bristol, Vermont. 6. Lucia, lives with her brother in Potsdam, New York.

(VIII) Professor Frank Eugene Hawthorne, son of George Palmer Hawthorne, was born at New Haven, Vermont, December 12, 1855. He attended the public schools in his native town, the academy at New Haven, and studied music at Boston and with Leschetizky, Vienna, Austria. He began to teach music in Potsdam, New York, and later taught in Greenwich, Rhode Island. In 1875 he accepted the position of instructor of music in the State Normal School at Potsdam, New York, and has held that position, teaching almost continuously to the present time. In religions he is a Presbyterian, in politics a Republican. He married, in 1884, Mabel Parker, of Potsdam, New York daughter of Hon, Abraham X. and Mary J. (Wright) Parker. (See Parker VIII). His wife died in March, 1908. He has one son, Ernest Parker, born in Potsdam, May 17, 1888, now a student of music in Vienna.

(The Parker Line.)

Joseph Parker, immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1614, died at Andover, Massachusetts, November 5, 1678. He came with his brother Nathan in the ship "Confidence" in 1638. He was a carpenter by trade. He received land in the first division at Salisbury, Massachusetts, and also in 1640. He removed to Newbury, an adjacent town, in 1742, and in 1645 was at Andover and one of the founders of the church there in October, 1645. He sold his land in Salisbury in 1663 to Richard Goodale, Sr., and John Ilsey. He was a soldier in King Philip's War in 1675-76. His will was dated November 4, 1678, proved November 26. He left property at Rumsey, England, presumably his native place. He married, before 1651, Mary ------------, who died October 2, 1695. Children: 1. Joseph, born May 15, 1642; mentioned below. 2. Thomas. 3. Sarah, married Benjamin Sabine. 4. Mary, married Benjamin Frye. 5. Stephen, born March 1, 1651. 6. Hester, May 12, 1654. 7. John, June 30, 1656. 8. Samuel, October 14, 1659. 9. Ruth, June 21, 1661.

(II) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) Parker, was born in Newbury, May 15, 1642, died at Andover, April 6, 1684. His will was dated April 5, and proved July 29, 1684. He was also a carpenter. He married, October 7, 1680, Elizabeth Bridges, and his widow married (second) April 26, 1686, Samuel Hutchinson. He was a soldier in King Philip's War in 1675=76 at Chelmsford. He took the oath of allegiance in 1678. They had one child, Joseph, mentioned below.

(III) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) Parker, was born in Andover, February 27, 1682, died there in 1715. His administrator was appointed December 19, 1715. He married Martha -----------. Children: 1. Joseph, mentioned below. 2. Peter, resided at Andover. 3. Captain James. Probably daughters.

(IV) Joseph (4), son of Joseph (3) Parker, was born at Andover, October 9, 1735, died 1825. He served in the Provincial Army during the Revolutionary War and was in the camp at Cambridge May 24, 1775, as his "powder born record" duly made and preserved attests. After the Revolution he settled in New Hampshire and finally removed to Vermont. He married (first) 1757, Elizabeth Martin, and has son Abraham. Married (second) Zerviah Lincoln, February 6, 1766, by whom several children were born.

(V) Abraham, son of Joseph (4) Parker, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, 1763. He married Sarah Whitney, of

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Granville, Vermont, and had among his children a son Isaac, mentioned below.

(VI) Isaac, son of Abraham Parker, was born 1799, in Granville, Vermont, and at one time was a member of the Vermont legislature. In 1839 he removed to St. Lawrence County, New York, where he became a prosperous farmer and influential citizen. He was a trustee of St. Lawrence Academy, school superintendent and supervisor of the town of Potsdam. He died March 4, 1856. He married Amanda Patrick in Granville, Vermont. Children: 1. Sophia, who died unmarried. 2. Abraham X., mentioned below.

(VII) Abraham X., son of Isaac Parker, was born at Granville, Addison County, Vermont, November 14, 1831, and was a resident of St. Lawrence County, New York after 1839. He attended the public schools, and worked on his father's farm until he was eighteen years old. He finished his education in St. Lawrence Academy and during the two winters taught a district school. He then turned to the study of law and after a year of study at Potsdam attended the Albany Law School. In 1854 he was admitted to the bar, and in 1856 began to practice in Potsdam, having spent two years after graduation in the offices of Cook & Fithian, of buffalo, and of Judge Noxon at Syracuse. From 1858 to 1861 he was a justice of the peace and member of the Potsdam town board. He resigned in 1861. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1863 and served as chairman of the committee on claims, which, under the law at that time, had the laborious and responsible duty of hearing and passing upon the numerous canal claims. In 1864 he was chairman of the committee on commerce and navigation and member of the committee on federal relations, accomplishing much important work. He was an earnest and influential republican. In 1865 President Lincoln appointed him postmaster at Potsdam, but as he publicly opposed the policy of President Johnson, he was removed in the fall of 1866. Next year he was elected state senator and during the ninety-first and ninety-second sessions of that body served as chairman of the committee on insurance and public health and as member of the committees on finance, engrossed bills and railroads. In the senate he made few speeches, though he was active in debate and proved himself an able parliamentarian, and when Judge Folger left the senate to take his place on the bench Mr. Parker succeeded him as leader of his party in the senate. In the presidential campaign of 1876 he was first elector-at-large upon the republican ticket. In 1880 he was unanimously nominated by his party for congress in the nineteenth district, and was elected by a plurality of about nine thousand votes. His term began March 4, 1881. He was re-elected in 1882-64-86, serving continuously until 1889. In the forty-ninth congress he was a member of the judiciary committee and of the committee on private land claims, and of the committee which terminated the great southwestern railroad strikes. In the fiftieth he was member of the judiciary committee and of a special committee for the investigation of labor difficulties which were then convulsing the coal regions. He was one of the foremost in advocating and securing the enactment o laws regulating the sale of oleomargarine. He obtained appropriations for the deepening of the steamboat channel in the Grasse River and important improvements in Ogdensburg harbor as well as the federal building at Watertown.

Returning from his long and honorable career in congress to private life, he resumed the practice of law in Potsdam until appointed by President Harrison assistant attorney general of the United States in accordance with the act of July, 1890, and continued until 1893, when he resigned on account of a change in the politics of the administration. Mr. Parker again resumed the practice of his profession. He has been an ac-

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tive member of the republican party from its organization in 1856 to the time of his death, and a leader for more than twenty-five years. he was an able and convincing campaign speaker, and his services were always in demand during times of political strife and stress. He took a keen interest in town affairs as well as those of the state and nation, and served the incorporated village of Potsdam as president. He was chief of the fire department in his younger days. He was interested in agriculture and was president of the Raquette River and St. Regis Valley Agricultural Society. He was interested also in educational affairs and for several years was secretariat of the State Normal School at Potsdam, and trustee of the St. Lawrence Academy. In 1890 he was honored with the degree of Master of Arts by Middlebury College. He was a member of the County and State Bar associations. He died August 9, 1909.

He married, in 1857, Mary J., daughter of Alpheus Wright, of Henvelton, New York. Children; 1. Mabel, married Frank Eugene Hawthorne (see Hawthorne VIII). 2. Thurlow. 3. Jennie, deceased in childhood. 4. Kittie, deceased in childhood. 5. Hattie. 6. Alice, deceased in childhood. 7. Bessie.

CHAPIN. This surname is variously spelled in the early records of England and America, Chapin, Chapun, Chapinne, Chalpin and several explanation of the name have been given. Rev. R. D. Chapin of Allegan, Michigan, reports an interview with a well-educated Swiss physician who said he formerly lived in France and was at one time much interested in philological studies, "especially the history of names." He said that the name Chapin was one of the oldest and best names in France, dating from the Carlovingian era, going back at least to the tenth century, perhaps earlier. He gives this story as to its probable origin. In some feudal scrimmage of the middle ages, one who had distinguished himself got a sword-cut across his head, laying open his helmet or headpiece. For this exploit he was knighted on the field and dubbed Capinatus, which means "decorate with a hat," and his coat-of-arms was made a hat with a slash in it, thence the name Capinatus, the particle of the law--Latin capino--and then by the softening process of the French made Capin--Chapin. Of course, the root is caput, whence cap and chapeau. The Chapin coat-of-arms tends to verify the story.

(I) Deacon Samuel Chapin, the immigrant ancestor, was doubtless born in England, though the family perhaps centuries ago came from France to England. Two immigrants of this name came to New England about the same time, and both settled in Springfield. David Chapin was admitted a freeman there April 5, 1649, and was admitted an inhabitant of Boston in 1658. He was probably son of Deacon Samuel Chapin, though possibly a brother. Deacon Samuel Chapin came from England to Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1636, with several children. He settled permanently at Springfield, where he was admitted a freeman June 2, 1641, and was elected to a town office in 1642. The Chapins of this country are all descended from him, according to the best authorities. He was a distinguished man in church and state. He was deacon of the Springfield Church, elected in 1649, and was employed to conduct services part of the time in 1656-57, when there was no minister in town. He was appointed commissioner to determine small causes, October 10, 1652, and his commission was indefinitely extended by the general court in 1654. He married Cicely --------------, who died February 8, 1682. He died November 11, 1675. His will, dated November March 4, 1674, and proved March 25, 1675, bequeathed to his wife, son Henry, and Grandson Thomas Gilbert. The widow's will mentions son Henry Chapin of Springfield and Josiah Chapin of Braintree; daughters Catharine, wife of Samuel Marshfield, Sarah Thomas

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and Hannah Hitchcock; Henry Gilbert. Her son Japhet was executor. Children; 1. Japhet, born October 15, 1642, mentioned below. 2. Henry, died young, April 29, 1668. 3. Henry, died August 15, 1718. 4. Catharine, died February 4, 1712. 5. David, born in England, probably not a child of the wife Cicely. 6. Josiah, died September 10, 1726, at Braintree. 7. Sarah, died August 5, 1684. 8. Hannah, born December 2, 1644, in Springfield. The order of birth of the preceding is not known.

(II) Japhet, son of Samuel Chapin, was born October 15, 1642, and died February 20, 1712, at Chicopee, Massachusetts. He married (first), July 22, 1664, Abilene or Abilenah Cooley, who died at Chicopee, November 17, 1710, daughter of Benjamin Cooley. The gravestones of Japhet and his wife Abilene have been removed to the new cemetery in Springfield. He married (second), may 31, 1711, Dorothy Root of Enfield. She married (second), in 1720, Obadiah Miller of Enfield. He settled first at Milford, Connecticut where he was living November 16, 1669, when he took a deed from Captain John Pyncheon. March 9, 2666, John Pyncheon deeded to his father Deacon Samuel the greater part of the land in the valley between the Chicopee River and Williamsett Brook. The latter piece of land Samuel deeded to his son Japhet April 16, 1673, and there the latter built his house at the upper end of Chicopee Street, northwest of the house lately owned by Henry Sherman. Japhet was in the fight at Turner's Falls, in 1676, in King Philip's War. He was a volunteer, and his son Thomas was grantee of a large tract of land given to the soldiers, and their descendants by the general court of Massachusetts. Like his father, Chapin was a man of great piety, a bulwark of the Puritan faith. Children: 1. Samuel, born July 4, 1665. 2. Sarah, born March 16, 1665. 3. Thomas, born May 10, 1671. 4. John, born May 14, 1674, mentioned below. 5. Ebenezer, born June 26, 1677. 6. Hannah, born June 21, 1679, died July 7, 16769. 7. Hannah, born July 18, 1680; taken captive by the Indians and kept in Canada for two years. 8. Davis, born November 16, 1682. 9. Jonathan, born February 20, 1685; died March 1, 1686. 10, Jonathan, born September 23, 1688.

(III) John, son of Japhet Chapin, was born May 14, 1674, and married Sarah Bridgman of Northampton (intentions dated January 24, 1702). He died June 1, 1759, and his wife May 21, 1756. Children; 1. Sarah, born November 23, 1702. 2. Jemima, born January 5, 1705. 3. John, born October 8, 1706. 4. Miriam, born March 5, 1713. 5. Phineas, born September 23, 1715, mentioned below. 6. Stephen, born May 29, 1718. 7. Asahel, born December 20, 1721. 8. Eleazer, born January 27, 1725-26.

(IV) Phineas, son of John Chapin, was born September 23, 1715, and married, February 1, 1739, Bethia, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Chapin. He died October 11, 1788, and his wife May 1, 1793. Children: 1. Bethia, born 1740. 2. Phares, born July 23, 1742, died August 27, 1755. 3. Phineas, born March 1, 1747. 4. Asenath, born May 2, 1750. 5. John, born May 1, 1753; mentioned below. 6. Silas, born September 10, 1755.

(V) John (2), son of Phineas Chapin, was born May 1, 1753, married August 5, 1775, Margaret Ely. He spent most of his life in Chicopee, but the latter part in the state of New York, where he died, aged nearly a hundred years. He came to Ogdensburg in 1800, with seven sons and four daughters. Children; 1. Margaret, married Collins Brown. 2. John, mentioned below. 3. Jube. 4. Mary, married Mattoon Day. 5. Horace. 6. Eli.

(VI) John (3), son of John (2) Chapin, was born about 1780 and probably went to New York State with his father, before 1790. He died in 1856, aged seventy-five years, in Ogdensburg. We find in the census of 1790 that his father John Chapin was at Granville and has in his family three

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males over sixteen, three under that age and four females. John settled in Ogdensburg about 1800. He had a hotel on State Street. He married Abigail thrasher, who died in June, 1836. Children: 1. David M. 2. Elizabeth. 3. Mary. 4. Orphia. 5. James. 6. Charles 7. Henry.

(VII) David Martin, eldest son of John (3) Chapin, was born in Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence County, New York, near Ogdensburg, April 22, 1806. He attended the district schools and by determined effort secured a good education, preparing for college under Rev. Jonathan Gale in Oneida County, and Professor Grosvenor at Rome, New York, finishing the sophomore year in Hamilton College, and returned to Ogdensburg in 1830. He taught a select school three years, and at the same time studied law in the office of Hon, James G. Hopkins. He was admitted to the bar and began to practice in 1836. Subsequently he was admitted to practice in the federal courts. Originally, a Democrat, he joined the Republican Party when it was organized and was active in supporting its principles and candidates. In April, 1861,m he was appointed by President Lincoln collector of customs for the Oswegatchie district, and held the office until 1866. His later years were devoted mainly to his insurance business, and to negotiating mortgages and other loans, and he commanded a large share of the first insurance business of this section. He was a prominent member, and for many years an elder in the Presbyterian church at Ogdensburg. He died in 1870

He married, March 15, 1838, Mary Elsie, daughter of Joseph and Lavinia York. Her father was a pioneer of Oswegatchie from Vermont; sheriff in 1812-13; taken prisoner by the British during the War; member of the legislature. Children, born at Ogdensburg: 1. Mary Lavinia, married Captain George B. Bacon, who served in the navy in the Civil War, afterward held position in custom house in New York City; children: Mary E. and Sophia Louise Bacon. 2. Joseph York, mentioned below. 3. Sophia Elsie, married Jacob B. Wells (deceased), and had Theodore Wells. 4. Louise Elsie, married M. Seymour. 5. David John, died in infancy.

(VIII) Joseph York, son of David Martin Chapin, was born in Ogdensburg, august 4, 1843. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and at Hamilton College, from which he was graduated in the class of 1866. He practiced law until his father died in 1879, when he succeeded to his father's extensive insurance business, and to that he has devoted his attention chiefly since that time. He is a Republican, and was supervisor of the town for two years. During the past twenty years or more he has been special surrogate of the county of St. Lawrence. In religion he is a Presbyterian. He is a charter member of the Ogdensburg Club. Mr. Chapin is unmarried, and resides in Ogdensburg.


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