Clarissa Chapin

Female24 December 1764–21 January 1841

Brief Life History of Clarissa

When Clarissa Chapin was born on 24 December 1764, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elisha Chapin, was 21 and her mother, Eunice Jones, was 23. She married Erastus Morgan on 31 December 1789, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. She died on 21 January 1841, at the age of 76, and was buried in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Erastus Morgan
Clarissa Chapin
Marriage: 31 December 1789
Calvin Morgan
Calvin Morgan
Clarissa Morgan
Joseph Warren Morgan
Lewis Seeger Morgan
Huldah Chapin Morgan
Quartus Miles Morgan

Sources (19)

  • Clarissa Morgan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clarissa Chapin, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Clarissa Chapin Morgan, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    31 December 1789West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 12

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 22

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    French and Spanish: from Old French eschapin, Spanish chapín ‘type of overshoe made of cork’, applied as a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made them.

    English: variant of Chopin , more commonly surviving in England as Chopping and Chappin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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