Biography of Horace H. Chapin of Darien, NY

Horace H. Chapin, son of Ralph and Betsey (Otis) Chapin, was born in Massachusetts in 1813, and when three years of age came with his parents to Batavia. He began clerking in 1832, with Stephen King, and later became his partner. He was also in business with 'Squire Riddle for 10 years from 1841. He sold his store to Theodore Young in 1864, and has since cultivated his farm of 65 acres. Mr. Chapin is a Republican, and belongs and gives liberally to the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1836 he married Louisa C. Walker, and their daughter, Mrs. James Matteson, resides in Rochester. Mrs Chapin died in 1838, and in 1851 he married Sarah M. Church. by whom he has two children, Hattie E. (Mrs. Frank L Harris) and. Ralph E., who married Florence Heal. Mr. Harris and Ralph E. Chapin are partners in business in Oakfield. In June, 1866, Mr. Chapin married his present wife, Selinda L. Munger.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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