Saturday, July 25, 2009

Surname Saturday: CHAPLIN



CHAPLIN is my children's paternal grandmother's line. It's one of those old families that have been traced to Puritan New England and further back into Yorkshire, England.

Stories and History:

Ahentafel #6144 - Jeremiah CHAPLIN (ch. 1541)

Ahnentafel #3072 - Ebenezer CHAPLIN (ch. 1572)

Ahnentafel #1536 - Hugh CHAPLIN (1603 - 1654) - the immigrant

Ahnentafel #768 - Joseph CHAPLIN (1647 - 1705)

Ahnentafel #384 - Jeremiah CHAPLIN (1680 - 1765)

Ahnentafel #192 - Joseph CHAPLIN (1716 - 1790)

Ahnentafel #96 - Joseph CHAPLIN (1760 - 1812) - his wife's paternal grandmother was an ADAMS and links my children to the presidential family; he was a first settler in Cortland Co., New York

Ahnentafel #48 - Joseph CHAPLIN (c. 1786 - 1854) - the first of my children's CHAPLIN line to move out of the East; he died in Illinois

Ahnentafel #24 - Gideon CHAPLIN (1821 - 1876) - married twice, my children's line is from his second wife. Gideon died fairly young (age 55); his wife outlived him by 33 years

Ahnentafel #12 - Albert Francis CHAPLIN (1868 - 1946) - for years I wondered why he continually traveled back and forth for many years between the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest - after doing a timeline on his family, I figured out that he was going back to the Midwest to help his widowed mother and single brothers with their farm every time someone in the family fell ill (many had tuberculosis) or died

Ahnentafel #6 - Forrest "Frank" L. CHAPLIN (1901 - 1977) - came out West in a covered wagon as a boy with his family...yes, they still had them in the early 1900s!

Ahnentafel #3 - My children's paternal grandmother (living)

Ahnentafel #1 - My children's father (living)

More about the CHAPLIN family:

1. Online database (I update this at least once a month): CHAPLIN ancestors and relatives (no info on living persons available)

2. Some CHAPLIN obituaries

3. Posts about CHAPLIN ancestors and relatives on this blog

4. Some scanned CHAPLIN documents

5. My CHAPLIN Virtual Cemetery on Find A Grave


My children's CHAPLIN immigration trail:

Yorkshire, England > Essex Co., MA > Worcester Co., MA > Berkshire Co., MA > Cortland Co., NY > Fulton Co., IL > McDonough Co., IL > Union Co., IA > Cheyenne Co., IA > Butler Co., NE > Fremont Co., IA > Clay Co., SD > Yankton Co., SD > Prowers Co., CO > Cheyenne Co., IA > Payette Co., ID > Yakima Co., WA
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