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We have identified the following lines- with the earliest known ancestor in that Line.

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feel free to email the contact person by clicking on the contact person's name.



Chapman Ancestor Line

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Chapman Ancestor Line Contact
Edward Chapman b. 1617 England Philip Ellsworth
Hiram Chapman b.1811 Pennsylvania Dan Chapman
Jack Chapman, b. 1753, Virginia Barbara Kay Amole
John Chapman, b. 1620, New England/PA Lennae Seevers
James Chapman, b. 1774, VA or PA Ray Chapman
John Chapman b. ca 1720s VA or MD  
John Chapman b. 1762 Virginia Elizabeth "Liz" Codding
Nicholas Chapman, b. 1746, Maryland Barbara E. Matson
Samuel Chapman b. 1700 Virginia Al Chapman
Thomas Chapman, b. 1592 England John Sherwood Chapman
Robert Chapman b. 1616 England Virginia Lance
Robert Chapman b. 1720 Maryland Kathleen Tovar
Robert Chapman b. 1782 North Carolina Ernie Chapman
William Chapman b. 1633 England Edward Krimmer
William Chapman b. 1651 England Dian Gustafson
William Chapman, b. 1741, Maryland Jackie Konecny
William Chapman, b. 1802, North Carolina Kathy Konek


Chapman Ancestor Line Contact Duties




About the CFA


The Chapman Family Association (CFA) is a Texas non-profit corporation, which has been exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service as provided by Internal Revenue Code 501(c7). The Association has no paid staff or employees and depends entirely on volunteer workers.



History of the CFA


Most folks feel that the CHAPMAN CHATTER, a newsletter created and edited by Gil Alford, was the prelude to the Association.

In April 1994, the Association received a Certificate of Incorporation, tax-exempt status with the I.R.S. and created the CFA bank account. Shortly thereafter, Jim Haynsworth created the Chapman Family Association emblem.

The Chapman Family Association newsletter #1 was published September 1994 and reported 56 members.


The initial officers of the Association were:


    State Agent & Executive Director- Robert Sonfield, Jr.

    President- Ernie Chapman

    Vice President & Treasurer- M.D. (Mike) Chapman Morgan

    Secretary- Joan Chapman

    Newsletter Editor- Amelia Chapman Painter

    Genealogist- Albert L. Chapman

    Historian- Phillip Chapman Ellsworth

    Librarian- Dian Chapman Gustafson

    Publicist- Phyllis Chapman

    Corresponding Secretary- Gilbert K. Alford, Jr.


You can also read a detailed account of our history by our founder Gil Alford by clicking here.


Purpose of the CFA


The purposes for which CFA was organized, as stated in Article Four of the Articles of Incorporation of the Chapman Family Association, are as follows:

    1. Collecting, compiling and editing historical and genealogical records of Chapman family members;

    2. Establishing a central repository and retrieval system for the collection of Chapman family historical and genealogical records;

    3. Publishing books, newsletters, magazines and periodicals to disseminate the collection of Chapman family historical information to members of the 

        Association  and interested members of the public;

    4. Educating young Chapman family members about the historical contribution of the family to the development of the United States of America;

    5. Providing a means for social and fraternal association and fellowship among the members;

    6. Establishing an organization with perpetual life to continue and preserve the herein described purposes for successive generations; and

    7. Any and all other lawful purposes permitted by the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, which are not inconsistent with the purposes, described herein.



CFA By-Laws

The by-laws were revised on June 30th 2008.



Gil Alford, Missouri 



    PRESIDENT - AL Chapman, Missouri
    VICE-PRESIDENT – Jim Chapman, Washington
    SECRETARY - Pauline Chapman, Illinois
    TREASURER – Kathy Crouch


Board of Directors

·     Al Chapman, Chair

·         Robert Sonfield, Jr., Executive Director

·         Dian Gustafson

·         Elizabeth Codding

·         Ernie Chapman

·         Lennae Seevers

·         James L. Chapman

·       Joan Miller

·     Ray Chapman  

·        Shelley Chapman



Committee Chairs, Project Officers, Etc.

   Census Project Officer - Paul Kannowski, Texas
   Cookbook Project Officer - Faye Chapman, Texas
   Facebook Coordinator - Debra Georgantis-Miller
   Family Stories - Jean Snow, California
   Genealogist, Joan Miller, Pennsylvania
   Historian - Open
   Librarian - Dian Chapman Gustafson, Oregon
   Master Book List Project Officer - Dian Gustafson, Oregon
   Membership - Billie and John Chapman, Texas
   Military Chapmans - Open
   Notable Chapmans - Liz Codding, Oklahoma
   Obituaries Project Officer - Kathleen Tovar, California
   Photographs Project Officer - Kathleen Tovar, California
   Program Chair- Liz Codding, Oklahoma
   Publicity - Billie Chapman, Texas
   Quarterly Editor - Shelley Chapman, Texas
   Web Site Administrator - Robin Chapman, Kansas
   Y-DNA Project Officer - Ernie Chapman, Illinois




Annual Conventions

June 19 & 20, 2015 Annual Convention - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"Recognizing Our Chapman Dads"
Information for the 2015 Meeting
Information for forthcoming Conventions
Report of previous Meetings



  • Publications
    CFA Quarterly indexes and related publications.



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