Oct. 21, 1792 Springfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA
May 18, 1857 Clarksburg Harrison County West Virginia, USA
Son of Sabrina and Phineas Chapin. Graduate of Williams College in 1814. Studied the law with his brother-in-law James Pindall. In December of 1818 he married Nancy Gibbs Sommerville. Phineas practiced law in Clarksburg and was clerk of the court for Harrison Co. Va. (then).