Edwin Chapin

CHAPIN, Edwin Hubbell. b. Union Village, New York, 29 December 1814; d. Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts, 26 December 1880.  Chapin was a Universalist minister, author, orator, social reformer, and writer of hymns.  With John Greenleaf Adams (1810-1897) he compiled Hymns for Christian Devotion. Edwin Chapin was a descendant of Samuel Chapin (1598-1675), born in Devon, England, who became a prominent settler at Springfield, Massachusetts.  Among other descendants of Samuel Chapin were hymn tune composers Lucius Chapin* and Amzi Chapin*; Henry Ward Beecher*, Harriet Beecher Stowe* (friends of Edwin); and United States Presidents Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) and William Howard Taft (1857-1930)...

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