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Japhet, son of Deacon Samuel and Cicely Chapin, was baptized in Roxbury, October 15, 1642, and died February 12, 1712. He. followed in his father’s footsteps as deacon, and a leader in the community, and, was also active in the military encounters of the time. He married (first) July 22, 1664, Abilenah, daughter of Samuel and Ann (Pruden) Coley, of Milford, Connecticut; (second), May 31, 1711, Dorothy Root, of Enfield.