Born: Ap­ril 25, 1760, Long­mea­dow (near Spring­field), Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: De­cem­ber 24, 1842, Ha­mil­ton Coun­ty, Ohio.

Buried: Orig­in­al­ly at Wal­nut Hills Ce­me­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in 1842. Re­in­terred at Spring Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, Jan­ua­ry 26, 1858.



Lucius was the son of Ed­ward Cha­pin and Eu­nice Col­ton, bro­ther of Am­zi Cha­pin, and hus­band of Su­san­na Rous­seau.

In 1775, he joined the Con­ti­nent­al Ar­my in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, as a fif­er. Re-en­list­ing in 1776, he served at the bat­tles of Ti­con­de­ro­ga and Still­wa­ter, and en­dured the in­fa­mous win­ter of 1777–78 at Val­ley Forge, Penn­syl­van­ia, with fu­ture Am­eri­can pre­si­dent George Wash­ing­ton.

After the war, he con­duct­ed sing­ing schools in Ver­mont, New Hamp­shire and Mas­sa­chu­setts. In 1787, he moved to Vir­gin­ia’s Shen­an­do­ah Val­ley, lat­er teach­ing in Rock­bridge, Au­gus­ta and Rock­ing­ham Coun­ties.

Around 1797, he moved to Ver­non, Ken­tuc­ky. In 1835, he re­tired and moved to Ha­mil­ton Coun­ty, Ohio.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cha­pin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),