Eunice Chapin

22 February 1769–1840 (Age 70)
Springfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Eunice

When Eunice Chapin was born on 22 February 1769, in Springfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Elisha Chapin, was 25 and her mother, Eunice Jones, was 24. She married Charles Ferre on 17 December 1790, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1840, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 71.

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Charles Ferre
Eunice Chapin
Marriage: 17 December 1790
Tirzah Ferre
Marquis Ferre
Jobe Ely Ferre
Catherine Ferry
Jube Ely Ferry

Spouse and Children

17 December 1790
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States



    Marquis Ferre


    Jobe Ely Ferre



    Jube Ely Ferry


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World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 7

New York is the 11th state.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 19

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

  • Eunice Chapin, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Eunice in entry for Marquis Ferry, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Eunice Ferre in entry for Tirgy Hayward, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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