Josiah Chapin

28 November 1828–13 September 1875 (Age 46)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Josiah

When Josiah Chapin was born on 28 November 1828, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Paul Stillman Chapin, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Harrison, was 25. He married Keziah Brimhall on 17 February 1853, in Oregon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 13 September 1875, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 46.

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Josiah Chapin
Keziah Brimhall
Marriage: 17 February 1853
Mary E Chapin
Josiah Chapin
Iva Chapin
Henry Chapin
Stillman Chapin
Sarah E Chapin
John T Chapin
Joseph Chapin
Silas Elias Harrison Chapin
Jacob Chapin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1853Oregon, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 7
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 4420;2007: 7785; 2010: 10175)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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    Sources (3)

    • Josiah Chapman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Oregon County, MO Record of Marriages 1845-1859
    • Josiah Chapin, "United States Census, 1860"

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