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.
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