CHAPIN, Lucius. b. Springfield, Massachusetts, 25 April 1760; d. Glendale homestead, northern Hamilton County, Ohio, 24 December 1842. Lucius Chapin (pronounced Chay’pin) and his younger brother Amzi Chapin* composed or arranged tunes included in present-day hymnals and other songbooks. They were descendants of Samuel Chapin (1598-1675), an English Puritan who settled in Springfield, Massachusetts during the winter of 1642-43 and is memorialized by a statue in Merrick Park, Springfield. Lucius served as a fifer during the American Revolution, was present at the siege of Boston in 1775, served in upper New York State at Ticonderoga and Stillwater in 1776, Saratoga in 1777, at Valley...
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