Chapin - Howard - Taft - Family History

(Descendents of John Chapin (1730 - 1815) [6], John Chapin (1698 - 1777) [5], Seth Chapin (1668 - 1746) [4],
Josiah Chapin (1637 - 1726) [3], Samuel "DEACON" Chapin (1598 - 1675) [2], John Chapin (1566 - 1600) [1])

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John Chapin
BORN07OCT1730 Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
MARRIEDRhoda Albee 28MAY1754 in Massachusetts
CHILDREN
  1. (F)Bethiah b. 12MAR1755 MA d. 06OCT1829 VT (Note 3)
  2. (F)Elizabeth b. 12MAR1755 MA d. 06OCT1829 VT
  3. (M)Isaac b. 10NOV1756 MA d. 26MAR1835 MA
  4. (M)Jacob b. 17JUL1758 MA d. 1762 MA
  5. (F)Rhoda b. 03DEC1760 MA d. 01MAR1761 MA
  6. (M)Jacob b. 27SEP1762 MA d. 02AUG1835 MA
  7. (F)Olive b. 28JUN1764 MA d. 21NOV1843 MA
  8. (F)Phebe b. 27JAN1766 MA d. 09JAN1849 MA
  9. (M)John b. 15MAY1768 MA d. 08DEC1858 NY
  10. (F)Ziba b. 15MAY1770 MA d. 21SEP1819 VT
  11. (M)Perly b. 18MAY1772 MA d. MASS
DIED16JUL1815 Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts
SOURCES Find A Grave (Note 1), Rootsweb (Note 2),

Levi Howard
BORN15SEP1752 Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
MARRIEDBethiah Chapin 28MAY1776 Mendon, Worcester Co., Mass
CHILDREN
  1. (M)Henry b. 08SEP1778 MA d. 07MAY1858 MA
  2. (M)David b. 07SEP1780 MA
  3. (M)Chapin b. 27JUL1784 MA d. 06MAY1854
  4. (F)Olive b. 19SEP1788 MA d. 14SEP1867
  5. (F)Sylvia b. 01FEB1792 MA d. 28FEB1866 OH
  6. (M)levi b. 15JUN1794 MA
DIED14MAY1838 Townshend, Windham, Mass
SOURCES Find A Grave (Note 1), Rootsweb (Note 2),

Peter Rawson Taft
BORN14APR1758 Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Mass
MARRIEDSylvia Howard 05DEC1810 Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Mass
CHILDREN
  1. (M)Alfonso b. 10NOV1810 VT d. 21MAY1891 CA
DIED01JAN1867 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio
SOURCES Find A Grave (Note 1), Rootsweb (Note 2),

Alfonso Taft
BORN10NOV1810 in Townshend, Windham Co., Vermont
MARRIED(1) Fanny Phelps 29AUG1841 Townshend, Windham Co., Vermont
CHILDREN
  1. (M)Charles Phelps b. 21DEC1843 OH d. 21DEC1929 OH
  2. (M)Peter Rawson b. 10MAY1846 OH d. 30JUN1889 OH
  3. (F)Mary b. 24NOV1848 OH d. 29NOV1848 OH
  4. (M)Alphonso b. 12MAY1850 OH d. 02MAR1851 OH
  5. (M)Alphonso b. 22DEC1851 OH d. 22JUN1852 OH
MARRIED(2)Louisa Maria Torrey 26DEC1853 Milbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
CHILDREN
  1. (M)Samuel Davenport b. February 1855 d. 08APR1856
  2. (M)William Howard b. b: 15SEP1857 OH d. 08MAR1930 Wash D.C.
  3. (M)Henry Waters b. 27MAY1859 OH d. 11AUG1945 NY
  4. (M)Horace Dutton b. 28DEC1861 d. 28JAN1943 CT
  5. (F)Francis Louise b. 18JUL1865 OH d. 04JAN1950 CA
DIED21MAY1891 San Diego, California
SOURCES Find A Grave (Note 1), Rootsweb (Note 2),

William Howard Taft (Note 3) (Note 4)
BORNSeptember 15, 1857 Cincinnati, OhioWilliam Howard Taft was the second of five children born to Alphonso Taft and Louisa Maria Torrey. William Howard Taft in 1909 became the 27th President of the USA. He served only one term and was not well liked as president. He ran for re-election in 1912 but was soundly defeated receiving only 8 electorial voles (all from Utah and Vermont). After his term as president, he was appointed Chief Justice of the supreme court by president William G. Harding. (Read more about President Taft)
MARRIEDHellen Herron 19JUN1886 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio
CHILDREN
  1. (M)Robert Alphonso b. 08SEP1889 OH d. 31JUL1953 NY
  2. (F)Helen b. August 01, 1891 OH d. February 21, 1987 PA
  3. (M)Rose Elizabeth b. 03JUN1846 NY d. 22NOV1918 ITALY
DIED01OCT1853 Holland Point, Oneida, New York
SOURCES Find A Grave (Note 1), Rootsweb (Note 2),

Note 1:
Information for John Chapin (b. 1730) was obtained from the Find A Grave website.
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Information for Rhoda Albee Chapin was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)
Information for Sylvia Howard Taft was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)
Information for Peter Rawson Taft was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)
Information for Alphonso Taft was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)
Information for Louisa Maria Torrey Taft was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)
Gravestone photo depicting Alphonso Taft's family was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)
Information for President William Howard Taft was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)
Information for First Lady Hellen Herron Taft was obtained from the Find A Grave website. (view WEB page)

Note 2:
Information for John and Rhoda Albee Chapin's family was obtained from the Rootsweb site.
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Information for Levi and Bethia Chapin Howard's family was obtained from the Rootsweb site. (view WEB page)
Information for Peter Rawson and Sylvia Howard Taft's family was obtained from the Rootsweb site. (view WEB page)
Information for Alphonso Taft's family was obtained from the Rootsweb site. (view WEB page)
Information for President William Howard Taft's family was obtained from the Rootsweb site. (view WEB page)

Note 3:
Bethiah Chapin Howard is the g-grandmother of President William Howard Taft
Kathleen Marie Chapin Gracey is the 4th cousin 3 times removed from President Howard Taft

Note 4:
Read about the
TAFT chair at the Mission Inn

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