Sibyl Chapin

28 August 1781–6 October 1862 (Age 81)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sibyl

When Sibyl Chapin was born on 28 August 1781, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elisha Chapin, was 38 and her mother, Eunice Jones, was 37. She married Enoch Ashley on 29 November 1810, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 12 years. She died on 6 October 1862, in West Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Ashley
Sibyl Chapin
Marriage: 29 November 1810
Sibyl Ashley
Eliza Ashley
David Ashley
Adeline Ashley

Spouse and Children

29 November 1810
West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Sibyl Ashley



    David Ashley



Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

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.

Age 22

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • Sybil Ashley in household of David Ashley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sibyl Ashley in household of David Ashley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sybil in entry for Adeline Ashley Adams, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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