|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1639|
|Death: ||May 30, 1676|
Mary King was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on 15 Jun 1639. She was the daughter of John and Mary King, both of England. Her father was a planter and a seaman. He was master of the boat of Thomas Applegate of Weymouth in October 1640. He was a selectman of Weymouth in 1669.
On 30 November 1658 she married Josiah Chapin, the son of Deacon Samuel Chapin and Cicely Penny. They were the parents of 11 children.
She was the mother of Seth Chapin, a respected member of the community of Mendon, Massachusetts and a Captain in the militia. She was the grandmother of Lydia Chapin-Taft, the first woman voter in Colonial America. [An important vote regarding funding for the French and Indian Wars took place just after the death of Lydia's husband, Josiah Taft. As the largest taxpayer in Uxbridge, Massachusetts the town voted to allow Lydia the widow of Josiah Taft to vote on 30 Oct 1756. She voted in favor of the funding.]
Many of Josiah and Mary's children went on to be successful members of their communities.
Mary King Chapin died on 30 May 1676; a month before her 37th birthday in Braintree, Massachusetts
[I'm not sure if this is the correct cemetery.]
Josiah Chapin (1634 - 1726)
Seth Chapin (1668 - 1746)*
Deborah Chapin Read (1675 - 1702)*
Created by: lydia
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
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