Samuel Chapin

Samuel Chapin, statue by Augustus Saint Gaudens Samuel Chapin was born in Devon, England, in 1598. He immigrated to Roxbury, MA, and then was a founder of Springfield, MA, where he also became a selectman, deacon, and a magistrate to the general court. He died in Springfield in 1675. One of his descendants commissioned this statue by the French sculptor Augustus Saint- Gaudins, titled “The Puritan,” which now stands in Springfield. A miniature of the statue is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. He is my ninth great-grandfather and related through the Mead, Treadwell, and Gould families.

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