Lucius Chapin

Short Name: Lucius Chapin
Full Name: Chapin, Lucius, 1760-1842
Birth Year: 1760
Death Year: 1842

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 Ver­mont, New Hamp­shire and Mass­a­chu­setts, and in 1787 moved to Vir­gin­ia’s Shen­an­do­ah Val­ley, lat­er teach­ing in Rocbridge, Au­gus­ta and Rock­ing­ham Coun­ties. Around 1797, he moved to Ver­non, Ken­tucky. He re­tired in 1835 and moved to Ham­il­ton Coun­ty, Ohio.

Tunes by Lucius Chapin (9)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
LIBERTY HALLLucius Chapin (Arr., c. 1801)151712 34321 35321
MORNING SONG (Dare)Lucius Chapin, 1760-1842 (Composer)551234 32175 51234
NINETY-FIFTHChapin (Composer)211234 32123 45455
NINETY-THIRD PSALMChapin (Composer)756162 16556 16712
OLNEY (Tennessee Harmony)Chapin (Composer)311615 56123 56312
ROCKBRIDGEChapin (Composer)315611 32113 53132
ROCKINGHAM (Chapin)Chapin (Composer)2
TWENTY-FOURTHLucius Chapin (Composer (attributed to))3451232 16551 23455
VERNON (Chapin)Chapin (Composer)635554 35431 23454
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