Chapin, Almon a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Kirkland, N.Y., Nov. 5, 1809. He was very precocious in childhood; experienced conversion at the age of sixteen; began school-teaching three years later, and settled on a farm in Oswego County, in 1835. He was reclaimed from a backslidden state in 1839, licensed to exhort in 1840, and in 1842 entered the Black River Conference. In 1859 he became superannuated, and sustained that relation to the close of his life, Dec. 1, 1878. Mr. Chapin was an excellent preacher and pastor, a judicious counselor, and a highly esteemed friend. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, p. 59.