Samuel Mortimer Chapin

Brief Life History of Samuel Mortimer

When Samuel Mortimer Chapin was born on 6 November 1818, in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dormer Chapin, was 37 and his mother, Lucretia Smith, was 35. He died on 18 October 1875, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dormer Chapin
1781–1870
Lucretia Smith
1783–1828
Delia Chapin
1804–1890
Newman Smith Chapin
1806–1871
Lucretia Chapin
1808–1896
Dolphin Dormer Chapin
1810–1888
Alvaline Smith Chapin
1812–1889
Bethiah Chapin
1814–1901
Lucas Boyd Chapin
1817–1877
Samuel Mortimer Chapin
1818–1875
Caroline Chapin
1820–1846
Pamelia Chapin
1823–1852
Artemus Wright Chapin
1825–1903
Flavel Preston Chapin
1827–1899

Sources (17)

  • Samuel Mortimer Chapin, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mormon Battalion Company E return list: Samuel Mortamor Chapin
  • Samuel Mortamor Chapin, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

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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Samuel Mortimer Chapin was born 6 November 1818 in Massachusetts, one of twelve children. It doesn’t appear any of his family members joined the Church and it is uncertain when he might have traveled …

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