Major Willard Chapin


        WILLARD SLOCUM CHAPIN7 (Fanny6 (6), Levi5, Timothy4, Wealthy John3, Lieutenant John2, John of Quidnessett1) was born on December 26, 1826, at Aurelius, New York. He was engaged in farming most of his life up to 1862, when he enlisted in the 136th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. He served through the war, and came out commissioned as Captain. He was afterward breveted Major. After the war he was engaged in the mercantile business up to the time of his death, February 24, 1890. He held the position of postmaster from 1872 to 1888 at Livonia, New York. Mr. Chapin was a leader in political as well as social affairs. The wife of Willard Slocum Chapin was Catherine Hart, who was born in Tompkins Co., New York, February 13, 1833. Her father was Joseph Hart and her mother, Theodosia Stout, both of New Jersey. Catherine (Hart) Chapin died in Washington, D. C., November 29, 1890.

Their children are:
* Frederick Emmons Chapin, born December 7, 1860.
* Willard Hart Chapin, born September 1, 1862.
* Grace Evelyn Chapin, born September 20, 1868.

The History of Levi Greene, Page 37
Author: Mary Shaw Green
Call Number: R929.2 G797g