Mary Chapin

25 June 1807–8 May 1876 (Age 68)
Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Chapin was born on 25 June 1807, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Zenas Chapin, was 47 and her mother, Eleanor Rumrill, was 34. She married Elijah Simons on 6 January 1838, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 8 May 1876, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Simons
Mary Chapin
Marriage: 6 January 1838
Lorania Covley Simons
George Edward Simons
Frances J. Simons
Richard H Simons
James R. Simons

Spouse and Children

6 January 1838
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Mary Simons in household of Elijah Simons, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Mary Simons in household of Elijah Simons, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Mary Simons in household of Elijah Simons, "United States Census, 1870"

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