Rev Dr Augusta Jane CHAPIN

Female 1836 - 1905  (68 years)


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  • Name Augusta Jane CHAPIN 
    Title Rev Dr 
    Born 16 Jul 1836  NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Cen-Head 05 Aug 1850  Vevay Township, Ingham, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1850 census at Vevay, Ingham, MI shows: Almance Chapin, 39, b. MA, farmer; Jane, 36, b. NY; John C. Bliss, 20, b. NY; Hannah Miller, 26, b. NY; children b. NY: Augusta J., 16; Almance, 12; Henry L.; Clarence W., 8; remaining children b. MI: Hulda, 6; Julius W., 2; Barney E., 6/12.
    • Role: Witness
    Cen-Head 02 Jul 1860  Lyons, Ionia, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1860 census at Lyons, Ionia, MI shows: Almon M. Chapin, 49, b. MA, teacher; Jane, 4X, b. NY; Augusta J., 23, teacher, b. NY; Clarence W., 18, clerk, b. NY; Belle, 16; William, 12; Merrie W., 2.
    • Role: Witness
    Cen-Head 19 Jun 1880  Vevay Township, Ingham, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1880 census at Vevay, Ingham, MI shows: Jane Chapin, 66, b. NY, parents b. MA/MA; children: Augusta, 43, minister, b. NY, parents b. MA/NY; Julius W., 32, farmer, b. MI, parents b. MA/NY; also enumerated are Lillie E. Brown, 14, niece, b. MI, parents b. OH/NY; Oscar Hair and Theodore Royston, boarders, farm laborers. Note: The census enumerator is J. W. Chapin, not sure whether this is "my" Julius W. or not.
    • Role: Witness
    Reference Number 118.1.1 
    Died 30 Jun 1905  New York, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • From "The Iowa Citizen" newspaper, July 5, 1905:
      "Miss Chapin Died in N.Y.
      Lady Who Was Formerly Pastor in the Unitarian Church Here is Dead
      Many people here will be interested in knowing that Miss Augusta Chapin died July 1 in New York City. Death was caused by pneumonia and the deceased was sixty-nine years old. More than thirty years ago she was pastor in the Unitarian church at this place and subsequently she has held many prominent positions, filling at one time the pulpit of the Universalist church at Mount Vernon. She was a champion of woman's rights."
    Buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1405  mm
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2013 

    Father Almon Morris CHAPIN,   b. 25 Nov 1810, Chicopee, Hampden, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1878, Eden Township, Ingham, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Jane PEASE,   b. 31 Mar 1814, Livonia, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1892  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1835  Lakeville, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jul 1836 - NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 05 Aug 1850 - Vevay Township, Ingham, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 02 Jul 1860 - Lyons, Ionia, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 19 Jun 1880 - Vevay Township, Ingham, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1905 - New York, New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham, MI Link to Google Earth
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    Rev. Dr. Augusta Jane Chapin
    Rev. Dr. Augusta Jane Chapin

  • Notes 
    • Rev. AUGUSTA J. CHAPIN was ordained the same year with Olympia Brown, and has successfully labored in the West. During the year 1874 she was noticeably engaged in reconciling adverse societies in San Francisco, and was the means of placing that flourishing church now in California upon a solid basis. She was afterward pastor of the Universalist church in [p.427] Pittsburg, Penn., but is now in the West again. She was a member of the first congress of women held in New York, and contributed a paper on "Woman in the Ministry." She has occasionally furnished sermons to the press.

    • From the Womens World section of the "Hornellsville Weekly Tribune," March 12, 1897.
      "A Woman D. D. "
      "The Rev. Dr. Augusta J. Chapin of Chicago has returned from a year's travels in Europe and is now visiting friends in Boston. She is an alumna of the University of Michigan, and is said to be the only woman upon whom has been conferred the degree of doctor of divinity. As a clergyman she has made a creditable record in the various pastorates she has held in Iowa City, Ia.; Lansing, Mich.; Pittsburg; Aurora, Ills.; Omaha and Chicago. She is devoted to her profession and declares that, with all her experience behind her, if it were hers to choose her vocation anew, she would still be a minister."

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] 1850 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1850, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    2. [S86] 1860 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1860, Ancestry Date, 2009).

    3. [S88] 1880 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1880, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    4. [S388] Augusta Chapin Obit., (Jul 5 1903).

    5. [S500] Find a Grave.