Lieutenant Leonard Chapin

1778–
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Leonard

When Lieutenant Leonard Chapin was born in 1778, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elisha Chapin, was 35 and his mother, Eunice Jones, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Chapin
1743–1831
Eunice Jones
1744–1831
Clarissa Chapin
1764–1841
Riley Chapin
1783–1828
Tirzah Chapin
1767–1820
Eunice Chapin
1769–1840
Huldah Chapin
1771–1804
Elisha Chapin
1774–1837
Lieutenant Leonard Chapin
1778–
Sibyl Chapin
1781–1862
Miriam Chapin
1782–1849

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World Events (3)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

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 8

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.

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