Composer: Amzi Chapin, c.
Amzi Chapin USA 1768-1835. Born in Springfield. MA, into a family of cabinetmakers, jewelers, and watchmakers, he followed in the same trade in Hartford, CT. for several years, then moved to New Haven, CT. He embarked on a career as an itinerant singing teacher, composer, and cabinetmaker in the South and Midwest. He married Hannah Power and they had eight children. They lived in Mount Pleasant, PA, where he taught singing and farmed for the next 30 years. He also founded a mill. He co-founded the Presbyterian congregation in Northfield Township. Chapin taught singing schools in VA, NC, KY, and PA. In 1831, he and his family moved to Northfield, OH. His older brother, Lucius, was also a singing teacher, and they were among the fi… Go to person page >
Composer: Lucius Chapin
Lucius Chapin, 1760-1842
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’ brother was Amzi Chapin. In 1775, Lucius joined the Continental Army in Boston as a fifer; re-enlisting in 1776, he served at the Battles of Ticonderoga and Stillwater, and endured the infamous winter of 1777-8 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with George Washington. After the war, he conducted singing schools in Ve… Go to person page >