Hope Cemetery List
Historical Wyoming, October 1978
War of 1812
WYOMING COUNTY MIRROR, August 3, 1852: Sudden deaths in Perry- Williard J. Chapin, highly respected and useful citizen of Perry, died last Wednesday afternoon, and his daughter, Mrs. Huntington died Thursday morning, under cicumstances which induced many to believe the disease was cholera. Mr. Chapin went to Rochester on Friday before his death, staying over night and returning Saturday. ...The loss of Mr. Chapin will be greatly felt not only in Perry, but throughout the county as he was a man whose hearth and hand was ready to engage in the temperance cause and every other good work.
PERRY RECORD - "History of Perry" - March 18, 1915 with photo: Willard Chapin was born March 6, 1791 and died on July 28, 1852. He was a veteran of the War of 1812, served at Perry in 1838 as Postmaster, owned what was known as "Chapin's Landing" at the lake, was a member of the Baptist Church and owned a tannery known as Phoenix, Chapin & Company on Leicester Street from 1832 until 1837.