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Chapman Ancestor Lineage


The contact individuals are persons specifically in charge of all of the lineage and support documents from that particular
line-- that means that they are responsible for maintaining the database and support documents that have been made available to them--- also to answer any requests that may be made on that line.


You can also click on the RECORDS link at the top to view all the Ahnentafels submitted.


(click on the name below to view the Ahnenthefel)

Contact Person

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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

Robert Chapman b. 1616 England Virginia Lance
Robert Chapman b. 1720 Maryland Kathleen Tovar

Robert Chapman b. 1782 North Carolina

Ernie Chapman

Samuel Chapman b. 1700 Virginia

Al Chapman

Thomas Chapman, b. 1592 England

John Sherwood 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



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, Susan Collard, Texas

   Y-DNA Project Officer - Ernie Chapman, Illinois



Chapman Family Tree DNA Project


The Objectives of the Chapman Y-DNA Project are:
Phase 1: Encourage as wide a sample of male Chapmans as possible to get DNA analysis of their Y chromosomes.
Phase 2: Identify the various Chapman families most closely matching each other.
Phase 3: Encourage joint exploration and expansion of the family trees for each grouping identified in Phase 2.

To do this we need to know something about the Chapman ancestry of each participant. Many of you listed your most proven distant Chapman ancestor when you subscribed. Other did not. With this e-mail I as administrator am asked each to take a look at your Familytree DNA home page and make sure the information as to your most distant proven Chapman ancestor is up to date. To do this go to the Familytree DNA web site and sign in. If you have forgotten how follow the directions to obtain a password. Once on your site go to "Manage Personal Information" Then "Account Settings" Then "Genealogy" Then fill out the form for "Most Distant Proven Ancestor" While you are on the site you might as well set up Beneficiary order. That would establish ownership if something should happen to you.

If you have questions contact me at
Ernie Chapman

For additional information you can click on the DNA PROJECT link at the top of the page.


CFA Quarterly indexes and related publications.


Thank you Debra for putting us on FaceBook!  You will need an account with FaceBook to access this site.  You can set up your account so ONLY you will see it!  A link that will provide some screen shots that will help if you want your FaceBook page so "only you" will see it is coming.  Stay Tuned. 

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