Clarissa Chapin

24 December 1764–21 January 1841 (Age 76)
West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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 20. 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 died on 21 January 1841, at the age of 76, and was buried in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Morgan
1764–1857
Clarissa Chapin
1764–1841
Marriage: 31 December 1789
Calvin Morgan
1780–
Calvin Morgan
1790–
Clarissa Morgan
1793–1876
Joseph Warren Morgan
1796–1873
Lewis Seeger Morgan
1801–1884
Huldah Chapin Morgan
1803–1856
Quartus Miles Morgan
1810–1888

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1789
West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
children

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

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 a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarissa Chapin, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Clarissa Morgan in entry for Quartins M. Morgan, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Clarrisa Morgan in entry for Quartus M. Morgan, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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