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Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA



 


Latitude: 42.16312640899902, Longitude: -72.6188930869111


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Chicopee Street Burying Ground - Chapin, Japhath, Lt.
Chicopee Street Burying Ground - Chapin, Japhath, Lt.
Chicopee Street Burying Grounds
Chicopee Street Burying Grounds
Notes: 228 Chicopee Street

contact info:
Cemetery Department
687 Front Street
Chicopee MA 01013
(413)594-3481

Chicopee Street:
For more than sixty years, the people of Chicopee continued their connection with the old First Church in Springfield, finding their way on foot, or on horseback, fording the Chicopee River, at the Indian Wading Place, or smetimes going by canoe down the Connecticut. The sabbath services and the weekly lectures were their edification and delight. Their lives were regulated by its ordinances and discipline; and when death came, they were laid to rest in the Old Burying Ground at the foot of Elm Street on the banks of the Connecticut. The names Japhet and Abilene, his wife, may still be seen on the old headstones in Peabody Demetery. They were removed when the building of the railroad made it necessary to discontinue the old burying place. "
Annals of Chicopee Street
Clara Skeele Palmer
Harvard College Library
page 20

Rootsweb message board:
"Chicopee Cemeteries Notes: The earliest cemetery was established at the foot of Elm Street in Springfield. The "Old Burying Ground" was Chicopee's colonial cemetery on Chicopee Street (where all the Chapins are buried) -- first buried there was Miss Sarah Hitchcock in 1741. Thanks to Gail Ferris for contributing this information.
The "Old Burying Ground" was Chicopee's colonial cemetery. The first burial dates back to 1741."
Chicopee Street Burying Ground
Chicopee Street Burying Ground
Chicopee Street Burying Ground - Chapin Mausoleum
Chicopee Street Burying Ground - Chapin Mausoleum
occupants are unknown; but only meant to serve as representative of the cemetery and prominence of the Chapin family.
Chicopee Burying Ground 1741; Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Brightside, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Chicopee Burying Ground 1741; Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Brightside, Holyoke, Massachusetts
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Chapin Mausoleum
Chicopee Street Burying Ground
right front
Chapin Mausoleum Chicopee Street Burying Ground right front
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Chapin Mausoleum
Chicopee Street Burying Ground
front
Chapin Mausoleum Chicopee Street Burying Ground front
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Chapin Mausoleum
Chicopee Street Burying Ground
entry
Chapin Mausoleum Chicopee Street Burying Ground entry
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum
mosaic tile at entrance of mausoleum
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum
stained glass window
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum, Chapin, Chester W.
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum, Chapin, Chester W.
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Chester W. Chapin (February 16, 1842 - November 11, 1922)
The epitaph "Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill" is from the "Victory Crowned - Requiem" written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

In its entirety it is as follows:

Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me die
Glad did I live and gladly die
And I lay me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me-
Here lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

Chicopee Street Burying Ground 1741,
Chapin Mausoleum
Brightside, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum, Chapin, Dorcas
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum, Chapin, Dorcas
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)
Dorcas Chapin (April 11, 1801 - November 14, 1886)
Wife of Honorable Chester W. Chapin
Daughter of Colonel Abel Chapin (1756-1831) and Dorcas Chapin (1754-1841)
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum, Chapin, Chester W., Hon.
Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chapin Mausoleum, Chapin, Chester W., Hon.
(photo kindly provided by Don Calloway)

Cemeteries

   Name   Location 
1.Chicopee Street Burying GroundChicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA

Buried

Matches 1 to 12 of 12

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Chapin, Abel  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I47879
2 Chapin, Chester W.  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I47877
3 Chapin, Chester William  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I47875
4 Chapin, Dorcas  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I47876
5 Chapin, Dorcus  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I47881
6 Chapin, Japheth  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I43465
7 Chapin, Jonathan  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I47889
8 Chapin, Thomas  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I3881
9 Cooley, Bethiah*  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I4662
10 Hitchcock, Hannah  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I47880
11 Wright, Hannah  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I43463
12 Wright, Henry Oliver  Chicopee Street Burying Ground, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA I3560

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