William Harrison CHAPIN Sr. & Maryette Amelia BURTCH

Leander Zeno CHAPIN
(1809 - 1840)
Jasper (Birch) BURTCH
(1817 - )
Leona "Naomi" BRADWAY
(1811 - 1891)
(~1822 - 1896)

m. 25 Aug 1866, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, WI19,20
William Harrison CHAPIN Sr.21,19,22,23,24,16 Maryette Amelia BURTCH12,25,20,23,26

b. 6 Nov 1831, Wilbraham, MA19,22,23,24
d. 2 Dec 1930, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, age: 9922,27,23
bur. 4 Dec 1930, Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI23
Civil War, Clergy, Military

Born Nov. 6, 1831 on a farm about 8 miles from Springfield, MA. Spent his boyhood days in the Bay State and as a young man was employed as a farmer, housemover and factory hand in his native state. Orphaned by the death of his father and his mother marrying again, Mr. Chapin was bound out to a farmer, but disliking the work, was able to have a guardian appointed for him. This guardian was a housemover and he worked for him for several years before reaching legal age.

Enlisting at Springfield, Sept. 6, 1861, in Company I, 27th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer infantry, Mr. Chapin served with this company for the balance of the war, re-enlisting Dec. 23, 1863 as a veteran volunteer, this enlistment giving him an honorable discharge from his first enlistment.

The regiment was attached to Foster's brigade of Burnside's Expeditionary corps in 1862 and took part in may battles and skirmishes. Mr. Chapin was on active service with his company excpet for about six months when he was on detached duty at Norfolk, VA, detailed as a guard at the "Hard Labor Prison".

At Ford's Mills, NC, in March, 1865, the regiment was surrounded by greatly superior numbers of Confederate troops and most of those on duty at the time were killed or taken prisioner. Mr. Chapin was one of the prisoners, and was marched to Kingston, from where he was taken to Goldsboro, also in North Carolina, on a flat car; he was confined in a stockade at Goldsboro for one day, but at this time Gen. Sherman's army was approaching, and the prisoners were hastily transported to Richmond.

Here Mr. Chapin spent three days in Libby Prison, but was paroled and sent to a parole camp, from where he was given a 30-day prisoner's furlough. He used the furlought to come to Fond du Lac, where his mother was residing at the time, and at the expiration of the leave, applied for transportation back to the front. Hostiliites having ceased in the meantime, his furlough was extended to May 15, 1865, when he was mustered out and given an honorable discharge at Madison.

b. 6 Jan 1848, Yorkville, Oneida, New York12,26
d. 26 Feb 1921, Fond du Lac, WI, age: 7312,23,26
bur. 1 Mar 1921, Rienze Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI26



Mrs. W.H. Chapin, 369 E. First St.,
Passed Away in Sleep


Mrs. Maryett Amelia Birch [sp?] Chapin, age 73 years, 369 E. First St., died at 7:35 Saturday evening. Mrs. Chapin had been ill for the past five weeks with heart trouble and died peacefully.

Mrs. Chapin was born in Yorkville, NY on January 6, 1848, and left that state at the age of six. The family came west and settled at Brothertown where at the age of seventeen she married William H. Chapin, who will be ninety years old next November. Mrs. Chapin was a member of the Women's Relief Corps and had a wide circle of friends in this city where she had lived for the past 56 years.

Mrs. Chapin leaves besides her husband, four sons, who are Albert A. Chapin, William and Earl, of Fond du Lac, and Melvin, of Los Angeles. A son, Adelbert, died nine years ago and a daughter, Carrie Bernice, passed away twenty years ago at Kansas City. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Baptist Church, which Mrs. Chapin was a life long member Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The Rev. Robert Gordon officiating.. The Rev. Gordon will be assisted by Mrs. Chapin's nephew, Rev. J.R. Lindsley, of Mineral Point. It had been Mrs. Chapin's wish that in the event of her death, her sons should act as pall bearers and it is expected that this wish will be carried out.

Source: Obituary Notice Monday, 28 FEB 1921
"The Daily Commonwealth"

Carrie Bernice CHAPIN
Albert Austin CHAPIN
Melvin "Mel" Herbert CHAPIN
> Adelbert "Dell" Jasper CHAPIN <
William "Bill" Harrison CHAPIN Jr.
Earlbert Harrison CHAPIN Sr.

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