Ancestry of Harry Chapin (1942-1981)
Ancestry of Harry Chapin

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Ancestry of Harry Chapin
1 Harry Forster Chapin, b. New York City, New York, New York, 7 December 1942, d. Jericho, Nassau, New York, 16 July 1981 (car accident), bur. Huntington Rural Cemetery, Huntington, Suffolk, New York  
md. New York, 26 November 1968 (as her second husband), Sandra "Sandy" Gaston, b. about 1934
2 James Forbes Chapin, b. New York City, New York, New York, 23 July 1919, Drummer for several bands, including Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, author of Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer,  
md. about 1939 (div. 1949)
3 Jeanne Elspeth Burke, b. New York, 18 February 1920
4 James Ormsbee Chapin, b. West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, 9 July 1887, d. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 12 July 1975, artist,  
md. New York, 1917
5 Abigail Forbes
6 Kenneth Duva Burke, b. Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 5 May 1897, d. Andover, Sussex, New Jersey, 19 November 1993, critic,  
md. (1) Manhattan, New York, New York, 17 May 1919 (div. November 1933)
7 Lily Mary Batterham, b. Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, 4 July 1891, d. after 1956
8 James Ayrault Chapin, son of Hummiston Chapin and Sarah Hunt Wing b. New York or Hartford, Connecticut, 11 August 1848, d. Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, 17 February 1921,  
md. West Orange, Essex, New Jersey, 21 November 1883
9 Delia S. Ryder, b. New York, 12 January 1858
10-11 ----
12 James Leslie Burke, b. Pennsylvania, about 1875,  
md. Pennsylvania, about 1896
13 Lillyan May Duva, b. Pennsylvania, about 1880
14 Harry Batterham, b. probably Walsoken, Norfolk, England, 1860, immigrated late in 1881,  
md. North Carolina, about 1887
15 Eleanor Ann Forester, b. England, about 1864


This is a listing of any materials other than census, vital records, etc., that were consulted during the research of this tree.


Essex County, New Jersey
West Orange township

p. 481B
Household 332
Calvin Ryder age 55 b. Massachusetts Occupation Sea captain Value of Real Estate 6,000 Value of Personal Estate 2,000
Rebecca N. Ryder age 48 b. Pennsylvania Occupation Keeping house
Florence B. Ryder age 19 b. California Occupation At home
Adelia S. age 14 b. New York
Cora R. age 11 b. New York

Buncombe County, North Carolina
Asheville, 4th Ward

E.D. 14
sheet 5A-5B
82 Church Street???
Harry Batterham age 49 b. England md. 22 years Parents b. England Immigrated 1881 Naturalized Occupation Real Estate
Elenor Batterham age 46 b. England md. 22 years 7 children, 7 living Parents b. England
Eleanir Batterham age 21 b. North Carolina
Lily age 18 b. North Carolina
Forster age 15 b. North Carolina
Margaret age 13 b. North Carolina
Edith age 10 b. North Carolina
Elizabeth age 8 b. North Carolina
Virginia age 4 b. North Carolina

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, 11th Ward

E.D. 415
sheet 2A
218 North Fairmount Ave.
James L. Burke age 36 b. Pennsylvania md. 13 years Father b. Pennsylvania Mother b. Germany Occupation Office clerk
Lillian M. Burke Wife age 30 b. Pennsylvania md. 13 years 1 child, 1 living Parents b. Pennsylvania No occupation
Kenneth D. Burke age 12 b. Pennsylvania Attends school