Lucinda Chapin

Born: July 1, 1796
Loc: Monson, Hampden Co. MA
Died: Apr 20, 1846
Loc: Loami, Sangamon Co. IL
Father: Justin Chapin
Mother: Mehitable Webber
Married: Feb. 1818 in NY
Spouse: Willis Cooley
Robert W./Charlotte/Hubbard/James Madison/Angeline
Before 1825 the family emigrated to Lick Creek, IL In the west the family spelled their name Coley.
Lucinda died without ever seeing any of her relatives again.
Source: Alta Brown Leonard
COLEY, WILLIS, was born Feb. 14, 1792, near Ballston Springs, N. Y., and when he was a child his parents moved to Cazenovia, Madison County. Willis was there married in Feb., 1818, to Lucinda Chapin. His father owned some land in the military tract between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Soon after Willis was married his father sent him out to see it. He came on a raft down the Alleghany and Ohio rivers to Shawneetown, thence to St. Louis by keel boat. He went on foot to the military tract, and returned to Edwardsville. July 4, 1819, he started from that place, on foot and alone, for his home in New York. At Terre Haute, Ind., he secured cooked food, and traveled two hundred miles to the Maumee River, without seeing any other human beings but Indians. He arrived at Cazenovia August 7, 1819. March 4, 1820, he started with his family, consisting of himself, wife and two children, accompanied by five or six other families. They moved by water to Shawneetown
Source: History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois