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photo of  Name: William Horance Chapin

Parents: William Chapin (Abt 1832-) and Susan Griswold (Abt 1835-)
Life Range: 22 Jul 1855 - 21 Feb 1931

1855 Jul 22 Birth: Pennsylvania, Bradford, Le Roy.
1857 Mar 18 Spouse: _______________.  Lillis E. Riggs (1857-1931).  Died on 13 Feb 1931.
1880 Mar 30 Marriage: _______________.  Lillis E. Riggs (1857-1931).

1881 Feb 23 Child born (#1): _______________.  Nellie Melissa Chapin (1881-1948).  Died on 28 Mar 1948.

1884 Oct 3 Child born (#2): _______________.  Lewis Nelson Chapin (1884-1953).  Died on 13 Mar 1953.

1887 Apr 25 Child born (#3): PA, Bradford County, Canton.  Helen Mineva Chapin (1887-1969).  Born in Canton, Bradford County, PA.  Died on 31 Aug 1969 in Canton, Bradford County, PA.
married Rodney Levi Crofut - had Loma Crofut - married Willard Z. Reed  (my children line)

1892 Dec 25 Child born (#4): _______________.  Manning Lee Chapin (1892-          ).  Died in Y.

1894 Nov 21 Child born (#5): _______________.  Floyd Seymore Chapin (1894-1946).  Died on 5 Mar 1946.

1931 Feb 13 Death of Spouse: _______________.  Lillis E. Riggs (1857-1931).
1931 Feb 21 Death:

Isaac Crofut - Mary Harris family - 
Isaac Eugene Crofut,(3) son of Levi Crofut and Charlotte Christy Nelson, was born on 13 Apr 1860 in Granville, Bradford County, PA 3 and died on 22 Nov 1904 in Bradford County, PA married Mary Ettie Harris
Mary Ettie Harris,(3) daughter of Christian Harris and Alma Park, was born in 1862 in Litchfield, Bradford, Pennsylvania,3 died on 8 Apr 1914 in Bradford Co., PA 
Crofut Farm - Boiling Oil 6. photo1
left to right Fred crofut 1882 - 1962 son of isaac Eugene Crofut and mary etta harris
mary etta harris harris crofut 1885 - 1914
mabel crofut (Dunbar) 1885 - 1957 daughter isaac Eugene Crofut and mary etta harris
Alma Parks Harris married Christian Harris 
rodney Crofut 1882 - 1964 son of isaac Eugene Crofut and mary etta harris
Isaac Eugene Crofut 1860 - 1904
Charles Daniel Crofut son of isaac Eugene Crofut and mary etta harris
Right - Helen Crofut and Lillis Crofut

Helen Mineva Chapin born on 25 Apr 1887 daughter of William Horance Chapin and Lillis E. Riggs  - Lillis Crofut Lillis Crofut was born on 23 Mar 1927 daughter of  Rodney Levi Crofut and Helen Mineva Chapin

Left :Helen Mineva Chapin born on 25 Apr 1887 daughter of William Horance Chapin and Lillis E. Riggs married Rodney Levi Crofut 

4 Lewis Rggs and Angeline Wilcox 
Lewis T. Riggs,(3) son of John Riggs and Susan Van Fleet, was born on 28 
Feb 1820 in Connecticut 3 and died on 9 Apr 1900 3 at age 80. 
Lewis married Angeline Wilcox
Angeline Wilcox,(3) daughter of Benjamin Wilcox and Charity Everitt, was 
born on 19 Aug 1823 in Minisink, Orange Co, NY 3 and died on 26 May 1888 at age 64. 
5 Loma Crofut
Loma G. Crofut, daughter of Rodney Levi Crofut and Helen Mineva 
Chapin, was born on 30 Nov 1908 in Ganville, Bradford, PA,3 died on 20 Jul 1985 in Duboistown, Lycoming Co., married Willard Z. Reed
7. William Horance chapin lillis riggs
William Horance Chapin, son of William Chapin and Susan Griswold, was 
born on 22 Jul 1855 in Le Roy, Bradford, Pennsylvania and died on 21 
Feb 1931 at age 75. William married Lillis E. Riggs
Lillis E. Riggs,(3) daughter of Lewis T. Riggs and Angeline Wilcox, was 
born on 18 Mar 1857 3 and died on 13 Feb 1931 
February 2006 - Note from Joan "Kintner" - William Chapin's wife was not Susan Griswold.  She was MINERVA  E. HOAGLAND, b. June 1835, daughter of Joseph Benjamin & Susannah Hoagland of LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co., PA.  (Minerva's mother Susannah was b. 21 Sept. 1814, d. 21 Feb. 1909.  Her maiden name was said to be Henderson, but I can't vouch for that.)  Proof of William Chapin's wife Minerva is in the will of her brother Manning Hoagland in Bradford Co. Will Book #5, p.73, and the family signing off land in Bradford Co. Deed Book #132, p.193.  Also, William Chapin's wife was always Minerva on censuses.  JOSEPH BENJAMIN HOAGLAND (twin of Benjamin Joseph) was born 8 Sept. 1811 in Shunk (now in Fox Twp.), Sullivan Co., PA, and died 31 July 1850, buried in East Canton Cem., Bradford Co.  He was son of Jonathan & Rachel (Patterson) Hoagland of Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., and grandson of Joseph & Hannah (Carpenter) Hoagland of the same place.  The history and genealogy of Joseph Hoagland, of New Jersey and a pioneer of Sullivan Co., PA, is on Sullivan County's website.
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