My Grandmother was Helen M. Chapel, who married Alexander Ross Benson of Hudson New York. Her father was Edward Chapel, a captain of a whaling ship, and he was lost at sea. His wife's name may have been Sarah. I don't know if he was based in New London CN or Hudson, NY, anoher whaling port. He and his familly lived in Hilo, Hawaii at some point. this was in the late 19th century. I am guessing he was born in about 1835.
Any information or news from fellow descendants would be very welcome.
Sincerely, Ann Chapel Osgood Howland