Inquiries

 

I am looking for information on an ancestor named William Chapman born January 1807 in Carlisle Cumberland County Pennsylvania (I believe). His wife is Margarete Hinkel. I have been unable to find any information on his parents. I have found a document of the baptism of his child at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carlisle and his marriage in 1832 at Zion German Lutheran Church in Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

 

Kind Reguards,

Jamie Chapman

My name is Barb (Hayes) Clayton, wife of Olin D. Clayton, son of the late Dale and Lavonne (Armentrout) Clayton. Dale died in 2012 Oct 16 and his wife died July 2016, both are buried in Witt Cemetery in Witt, Illinois. Both were born in Montgomery County, Illinois. Dale E. Clayton was the son of Charles Leo and Suavilla Isadora (Hulbert) Clayton. Both are buried in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis, Il. Charles Leo died in Aug 1987 in Hillsboro, Il and his wife Suavilla died May 1, 1970 in Oconee, Ill. Charles Leo Clayton was the son of Charles Leo and Martha (Bass) Clayton. Both buried in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis, Il. Charles Henry Clayton was born in 1876 in Navarre, Ohio, son of Henry and Abigail (Chapman) Clayton. Henry Clayton born in England in 1852 and died in Oberlin, Ohio in 1878.After Henry's death Abigail married Dr William H. Geddy. Abigail Chapman was the daughter of David W. and Achsa (Abbott) Chapman. David W. Chapman was buried in Cleveland, Ohio and his 1st wife Achsa Abbott died in Oberlin, Ohio and was buried in Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin, Ohio. Would like to learn more about David W. Chapman's descendancy.

My husband's next line is
Olin D. Clayton
Dale E and Lavonne (Armentrout) Clayton
John and Myrtle (Eddington) Armentrout
Clarence and Ida (Towell) Armentrout
Isaac Thomas and Elizabeth Jane (Chapman) Towell.
William C, and Mary "Polly"H. (McClure) Chapman
If you need more dates and info will gladly send

Sincerely
Mrs. Olin D. Clayton

Ahnentafel by CFA #365 Betty Joe Swanson. Ancestors, Edmund Chapman and Nancy Daniel are my line. I would like for references and/or more information as it relates to Nancy Daniel and her parents William T. Daniel and Nancy "Katie" Glass.

Any Help is appreciated

Jan Stryker, Pratt, Kansas

I am a descendant of Giles Chapman. I am in search of a copy of the book by Dr. Jesse Pugh Chapman, Jr, Giles CHapman of Bridlington and His Descendants. I was given an address for Jesse P. CHapman, III in Jacksonville, Illinois and was in hopes that he could help me, but the letter was returned. Any Idia where I could purchase a copy of this book, or can you direct me to someone who might know? Your help would be greatly appreciated

Best Regards, Nancy Turner

I am interested in a possible membership, but in looking over your website I wonder if your organization has anything on the Chapman family in Sharon CT. I did get a copy of the Quarterly of the Summer 1999 from a library. On pg. 24 it has (2) John Chapman and Sarah (unk) with children…+12 Obadiah. I either didn’t copy the pages leading to him or they didn’t have them. This is the family I am interested in. I descend from John Chapman and Rachel Jackson (of Sharon, CT and then New Marlborough, MA). John’s father was Peletiah (son of Obadiah).

 

Janet Buchanan, Phoenix, AZ

I am interested in finding out more about my Chapman roots in England. My Grand father, Clinton Joseph Chapman, was Homer’s brother.

Can you help me? How can I go back further than William Chapman b. 1799 and Hannah Fisher b. 1799 mentioned in this the referenced geneology?

 

Many thanks,

Stephen Chapman Born

I have more than 250 papers that belonged to my great-great-grandfather, Daniel Shidler (1787–1864), who lived in Berlin Township, Holmes County, OH, from 1831 to 1839. During the latter part of that period he exchanged wheat and other farm produce for merchandise and cash at Navarre, OH, which is in Stark County, and which had the advantage of being a port on the Ohio & Erie Canal. Attached are copies of five receipts from such transactions. I try to obtain as much information as possible about all the other people whose names appear on my ancestor’s documents in order to better understand the world in which he lived. I am publishing the results of these investigations as a series of articles in Mennonite Family History magazine.


Navarre Receipt B

Navarre Receipt C

Navarre Receipt D

Navarre Receipt E
Navarre Receipt F


Is any information available on the Chapman & Raffensperger business? On the web I found a Johannes Raffensperger (b 1782 York Co, PA; d 1848 Stark Co, OH) and his son Enos Raffensperger (b 1809 PA; d 1877 Stark Co, OH). Enos was married to Rosanna Chapman (1810–1893). From information I found on your website, I believe the partnership was Enos Raffensperger and a William Chapman.

I am interested in any information you can supply on the Chapman & Raffensperger business and people. Please advise me of any applicable fees.
Thanks very much in advance for any help you can provide.

~~Jon K Shidler

My name is Page Chapman III (male), and , after 77 years or so, I have
decided to do some tracing of family history, and, in particular, where the
name Page came from. I started out working through Ancestry.com and after a
few days discovered the Chapman Family website. I THINK I trace back to the
Edward Chapman line, but there are a few blanks along the way.

 

Page Chapman III

My Chapman ancester is James Chapman born 1810 in Georgia. Married Nancy Hoyle in Pike County Georgia in 1833. He died in Rusk County Texas 1897. He settled in Texas on a land grant of Henry Chapman who fought in the battle of San Jacinto. I do not know if Henry was a brother, uncle, or father. The survey in texas was also part of a John Hallum survey. There is a reference to a John Hallum and Chapman in old 96th district in South Carolina in a land sale. Im not sure if these are related or not. If you need anything else I will try to give you anything else I have. My user name on Ancestry is Ahearn5032

 

Gene

I am not a Chapman descendant. However, my grandmother's sister, Grace Cleona Estridge, married Ira Martin Chapman s/o Augustus Archibald Chapman m. Docus Sowards and this seems to be a fairly well researched Chapman branch.

Way back, 1996, in one of your Chapman newsletters, Phillip Everett Chapman #122, was trying to pursue his grandfather, Ira Martin Chapman. I have lots of info about Ira's 1st? wife, Grace Cleona Estridge related family to share. Does your association have contact information for Phillip Everett Chapman #122 or perhaps his sister Christine Chapman Hill who also participated in your newsletters. It has been 20 years since they were mentioned in your Chapman association newsletter, but worth a try. Thanks, for maintaining a great Chapman website.

F. Pierce Pratt
retired in sunny Florida
I'm Melanie K. Chapman Lawson and my family came out of Georgia. My father
was William Cornelius Chapman b. Oct 29, 1935 to William Charles Chapman in
Crawford County.

My dad died before he connected the family to the Bridlington Chapman's and
John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed.

Can you help?

Glenn Beck is using Johnny Appleseed as part of the new show history house.
Did anyone copyright Johnny Appleseed or trademark the family name?

Melanie K. Chapman Lawson

My name is Allen Schmidt, and I am researching my mother's line. I am not sure to what extent you could help me, but a site dedicated to Chapman family research seems most promising.
I was looking at your web site, the links, and family pedigrees currently maintained, and could not find a direct link anywhere to my family. Some people have it connecting to Robert Chapman of Saybrook, I cannot find that link with the current sources I am seeing.
I was wondering what the best way was to figure out if I can enlist your help? join your organization? find resources your members have available that I could find helpful?
I have hit the brick wall, thanks for you help in advance.

Allen Schmidt

My connection to the Chapman line starts with

Laura Ann Chapman Birth 21 NOV 1850 • Hamlin, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA   Death 23 MAR 1934 • Dunmore, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA

Laura married my Great Grandfather

Joseph Sylvester Edwards  Birth 1848 • Madisonville, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Death 21 MAY 1884 • Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA

Laura's parents were

Daniel Chapman Birth ABT. 1798 • Connecticut, USA  Death ABT. APR 1864 • Salem, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

Hannah Carey  Birth 1815 • Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA  Death 25 JUN 1894 • Salem, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

This is the point things get a little less clear and the internet
forks in various directions

I think Daniel's parents were Ebeneezer Chapman & Rhoda Hale. I have seen trees posted on the Web with Daniel's parents as Ebeneezer Chapman and Mary Chalkins that would connect up thru the Robert Chapman line, but this does not make sense to me for various reason (ie: No son Daniel is listed in that family)

I have seen sources recording Daniel from Glastenbury, Conn, which is where Ebeneezer and Rhoda Hale were married.

This sort of summarizes where my family connects into the Chapman line, and give a overview of my current situation. I am looking
verify that family connections up thru Daniel's parents.

I am related to Patience Chapman who married Henry William Weyman (Wayman, Wyman)
They were married June 20, 1763, Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey.
I have lots of information forward to present day but little previous to 1763.
I was told Patience was a daughter to Edward Chapman and Bathsheba Heulings but no proof.
Would there be any one who would have information on this line?

Regards, C. Connelly
My name is McKay Coffey. I am continuing the research of my mother, Debbie Coffey, who has an inquiry on your website. I would like to know who I might contact to collaborate on Chapman research being done in the Detroit, Michigan area in the early 1800s.

My 2nd and 3rd great-grandfathers were both named George W. Chapman and were both born in the Detroit Michigan area before the family moved to Washington around 1891. George W. Sr. was born in 1840 and was a mason or plasterer as recorded in the Detroit city directory in 1861 and 1871-1891 (not sure where he went from '61-'71). I've found the family in the 1870 census, but not the 1860. In 1850 I find a George W. Ch. *1840 in the home of Francis Furton (Not sure if this is him or not).

George W. Sr. married Mary "Sauteuse" (1844- ) in 1860. This fact comes from the marriage return of their eldest son, Charles (1864- ) in Washington state. The assumption here is that George W. Sr. married a woman of the Sauteuse Indian tribe!

These are the facts I have to work with along with some other later records in Washington. Please let me know who I might contact to get help in my research of these Chapman ancestors so I can link up with the bigger family tree!

Thanks so much!

McKay Coffey

I have been searching my Chapman roots for quite some time and have come across your website. While I can’t find any of my ancestors to match those you have on the site, I sincerely believe I have a place there. If I do, I will be happy to join your association. Below is a quick outline of my generations as far as I can go back using my sources and Ancestry.com. There are rumors from my grandmother that we are one of the “first families of Virginia” and we are descended from an “Ancient Planter”. The first family thing may have come from my grandmother’s side. She was a Wilson that goes way back in Virginia history and I am working on her, too. Would you be able to validate any of my Chapman findings? I would appreciate any help that you are able to give me.

Thank you.

Karen Chapman Neely 116 Bramble Avenue, Butler, PA 16001 724-482-2288

KAREN CHAPMAN LINAGE – DIRECT BLOOD

1. Karen Chapman Frederick Neely: b. 5/9/1945 (PA)
2. Horace Calvert Chapman: b. 8/28/1907 (PA) d. 6/15/1995 (PA) (father to Karen)
3. Bowyer Douglas Chapman: b. 11/1/1881 (VA) d. 9/1962 (PA) (father to Horace)
4. Buford Clay Chapman: b. 5/9/1848 (VA) d. 1/16/1926 (VA) (father to Bowyer)
5. Nathaniel O. Chapman Jr., “Nathan” b. 1805 (VA) d. 1880 (VA) (father to Buford)
6. Nathaniel Chapman: b. 5/3/1761 (VA) d. 2/29/1829 (VA) (father to Nathaniel “Nathan”)
7. John or Jonathan Chapman: b. 1730 (Eng) d. 1790 (VA) (father to Nathaniel)
8. Edward Chapman: b. 1681 (Eng) d. ? (father to John or Johathan)

I recently came across some information through Ancestry DNA and was hoping that you could help me connect a few dots. My DNA match came across a direct descendent of Charles Chapman and Elizabeth DeWitt, and matched me as a 2nd cousin to that individual.

Unfortunately my connections through the Chapman side that I know have all passed and my knowledge only goes up to my grandfather Wallace J Chapman born in Chesterfield, SC in 1920 (my father's name is Wallace Edward Chapman and I know I am related to many of the Chapman's in Society Hill, SC).

On record, my great grandparents names are Dorrell Chapman and Alace (or Alice) McMillan (which is coincidentally the maiden name of the son of Charles Chapman's son, Calvin Edward Chapman's wife). I also researched slaves in the household and it seems that there was a census that showed Calvin's son (James A. Chapman), had five slaves in his household as well as his father Calvin, wife, and children.

I was wondering if you had come across any information on the slaves that James A. Chapman had acquired?

Thanks!
Olivia M. Chapman
My Name is John Curren Chapman 111 (Jack) My Son is John Curren Chapman 1V (Curren). My Father was John Curren Chapman Jr. (Buck) My Grandfather was John Curren Chapman Sr. (Curren). My paternal Grandmother was Nettie Ophelia Mann from the Isle of Mann. My Grandfather married a Mann ;-). So far My Son and I are the only John Curren Chapmans i can find on the planet. Plenty of Currans, only 2 Currens.
My Grandfather Curren was From Elberton, Ga., born 1889 and died in 1967.

any connections?

Jack Chapman
Anderson, SC
I am rather new to genealogy and have found Hannah Chapman in my line, she was married to James Devin and is my third great grandmother. I found a book called the history of Gibson County Indiana that included her in a biographical sketch about her son in law and grandson, and in it is says - "Hannah, daughter of Robert Chapman who built the first brick building on the town square of Princeton. He went to Glasgow, Missouri where he died." but earlier in the book it says that "The next business house was constructed of brick on the corner north of the northeast corner of the square. It was built by George W. Chapman in 1815-16 and, with the exception of the first court house, it was Princeton's first brick building. Chapman was a gun and silversmith. and followed his trade here about ten years. then removed to Missouri."

I fear that beyond that I hit a brick wall and it seems other, more experienced genealogist I've spoken to have encountered the same issue, but I thought perhaps someone in your organization might be able to shed some insight on her and her parents?

Thank you for any assistance you can offer!
Julia Frank Miller

Happy to be a part of this FB group. I have Chapman's on both sides of my family and both are brick walls. Mother's side: Thomas Chapman b. 1812 in New York, d. 1875 Dunlap, Iowa, a Civil War Veteran, was my 3rd Great grandfather. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Rogers (another brickwall). They spent most of their married life in Bloomingdale, Illinois. His daughter Martha Elizabeth Chapman married Joseph Decker Nelson. Father's side: Mary E. Chapman b. 1819 in Ohio, d. 1880 in Highland, Kansas was my 3rd great grandmother. She married Francis King in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, before they moved onto Adams County, Illinois and then Doniphan County, Kansas.

 

Cris Toenjes

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I am a 4th grt-grdson of Mary Chapman (m. Nehemiah Fargo). Mary is the daughter of Alpheus Chapman and Martha ? (thought to be Holmes) of Montville / New London / Conn.

Baker's history of Montville seems afraid to commit to the assertion that Alpheus was a son of a Joseph Chapman and Mary Perkins, proceeds as if that is the case. So, I will consider this as unproven. The other children of this couple appear to have been born in the 1760s, well after any of the dates put forward for the birth of Alpheus. I will, thus, remain suspicious.

He does include a note about Alpheus Chapman, Sergeant, out on the Lexington alarm, 8 days, in April, 1775. This intrigued me; and, I poked about, a little, on ancestry.com (at my public library, which kindly subscribes to most of ancestry, sparing me all those fees). Here is what I find / conclude:

1. This Alpheus is the one who served as Ensign and First Lt., in the company of Capt. Nathan Hale, XIX Regt. of Foot, under a Col. Chas. Webb. He served as head of the company upon the death of Nathan Hale.

2. It is quite clear that he was arrested and court martialed, in June of 1776 (see the General Orders for 14 and 16 June 1776, of Genl. Geo. Washington). He was convicted, and dismissed from the service, and from the encampment, for failure to obey some command.

Of course, I would dearly love to know Alpheus' side of the story. He must have been a decent soldier to get a commission and a further promotion in just the first half of 1776. Such records as ancestry.com holds on Rev War courts martial give no information in addition to his conviction/dismissal.

I am wondering whether there might be regimental records in Hartford that could shed some light on the affair --- orderly book, or some such.

3. He had a son Alpheus, Jr., whose life is bit more elusive; and, I think he is not the subject of any of the miltary recds. concerning an Alpheus Chapman, in the Rev. War.

4. There is another Alpheus Chapman, in svce., in Bradley's Regt.; but, he is shown as deceased, in a pay/muster roll of either 1777 or 1778, I think.

5. There is an Alpheus Chapman on the rolls of Co. 4, IVth Regt of Connecticut Troops, in a return from 1756 (Fr. & Indian War). Only a few of the names have an indicated origin. There was an officer from New London, and a pvt. from Norwich. Montville, until 1786 was the North Parish of New London. So, if companies were geographically based, it is more likely that "my" Alpheus is the subject of the F&I War records.

6. Information on his headstone, at Raymond, part of Montville, implies a birth around 1737/8. In this case, Alpheus would have been eligible for soldiering in the F&I War.

7. I now see, at Google Books, in the Records of Connecticut, resolutions of the govt., meeting at Lebanon, Conn., establishing the structure of a regiment, under command of a Col. McLellan. These records are dated September of 1777. An Alpheus Chapman is the choice for 1st Lt., of one of the companies.

This raises more questions. Was there yet another Alpheus Chapman, likely candidate for a commission? Would my cashiered ancestor be allowed back in the service?

So far, I have seen nothing else about this new regiment. Perhaps it was never actually raised.

I'll keep looking.

Best wishes,

Jon v. Briesen
Forked River NJ

November 26, 2014

Jim Bull related this information to CFA: Barbara Bleakley contacted me and related that she had just recently discovered, among a box of artifacts her grandmother had left her ten years ago, an old journal dating from 1754 that contained references to "John Chapman the Elder ... born in Stanghaw or Stanhah in the County of York in Old England." She asked if I could help her find a living descendant to whom the journal could be sent. 

 

A transcript of the Journal entry is located on the “Publications” link from the home page then click on “Publication By Others”.

 

Jim  Bull

November 19, 2014

Cassie Pilgrim wrote: I am a descendant of Elam Sharp Chapman married to May 1855 in Pickens, SC and was married to Martha Aiken. I have his father as Jackson Chapman born about 1815 in Pickens, SC and his mother as Artimissia Reid Chapman, I am unsure who Jackson is a descendant of. Ancestry.com led me John Martin Chapman and Christiana Diana Tucker/ Hubbard. I see them listed on your website but no Jackson. Do you know if he is their son?

 

Cassie

 

November 18, 2014

Jim Dobbins is asking about a Joe Chapman who must have been stationed somewhere around the Swindon, England area during 1942-43-44.  He married a local woman who brought her up, his name is on her birth certificate.  There was no speaking of Joe again except to tell her he was American and served in the war.  Times have changed now but a woman getting involved with a GI was not looked at very well at that time and having a baby with a GI didn’t make it easy for her.  The daughters name is Particia Beryl Newman born Jan 15, 1944.  Her mother’s name was Doris Lillian (who is the woman who married Joe).

 

Jim Dobbins

October 21, 2014

Brian Bates wrote: My mother's name is Chapman and I have some of the family tree that was passed down to me by my grandparents.  In the papers that was given to me it was mentioned that we are related to John Chapman (that he is a cousin).  However, I have found some minor inaccuracies elsewhere unrelated to john chapman in the document. Combine that with the fact that claiming relation to one of the most famous men in our history would be common.  I would like to find more evidence to confirm the claims made by my ancestors before I pass this down to my children.   I have the names of three of my grandfathers. I need more generations to link one of my grandfathers to one of John's uncles to confirm that he is a cousin.

 

oldest generation that I have to the youngest.

 

My great great grandfather james a  chapman b. 1840 d. 1932 married emily curtis (it is claimed that he is the 1st cousin  1 time removed to Johnny Appleseed)

 

His children = john, mandy, cora, adda, george,

 

My great grandfather and james's son is George Elsworth Chapman b. 1863 d.1936

 

George's children = Melvin Dale, Wayne, Lawerance (plus several children from previous marriage)

 

My grandfather Melvin Dale Chapman  b. 1924 d. 2005

 

I'm quite the novice at geneology but if in fact he is a cousin of mine, Johnny's father (nathaniel) would have to be the great unlce of above mentioned James A. Chapman. Or I'd have to link james' father as a first cousin of Johnny appleseed.  Does that sound right?

 

Brian Bates

August 6, 2014

Eloise Murphree wrote:  A few years I did a genealogy book on the Descendants of Benjamin Chapman. He was born 10/6/1796 in Georgia and died 4/10/1855 in Drew County, Arkansas. I was not able to go back any further than Benjamin.

 

I saw something on the internet today that listed some information about my Benjamin and had your name as the contact person. I do not know how much information you have on Benjamin, but I am pretty sure he died in Drew County, Arkansas even though there is not a marked grave for him in the Chapman Cemetery there, and none of the Chapmans there knew where he was buried. I am pretty sure that Benjamin's wife was Sara Barksdale and they were married in Monroe County, Georgia on 4/3/1827

 

Benjamin and Sarah's children were John Daniel, Abner, William C., Martha Ann, Sarah E., Seborn H., Caroline Frances, and Solomon Dudley Chapman.

 

I am a descendant of John Daniel, who married Mary Anderson.

 

Eloise Murphree

 

August 6, 2014

Ray Chapman responded to June Plummer:

My name is Ray Chapman and I am the CFA branch manager for Thomas Chapman of Fredrick County, Virginia (? – 1812).  I am responding to your note because I believe your Chapman line and mine lead to the same common Chapman ancestor.  The reason I say this is because I, and several others of the Thomas line, have had our Y-DNA tested as did Myrl Chapman, a brother to Jackie Konecny who was a very active member of the CFA.  Jackie had given me a fairly extensive write-up on the William Chapman family some years ago showing Myrl’s line back to William.  I knew that the Plummer surname was very prevalent in the William Chapman write-up.  Unfortunately, I have lost contact with Jackie several years ago and I was hoping to reestablish some contacts within the William Chapman line.  I cannot tell you how your William and my Thomas were related, but brothers is the closest possible opportunity.  It is certain, however, that the William line and the Thomas line are fairly closely related.  I have been hoping that the William connection would help identify the next earlier generation of Thomas, but no luck to date.

Relative to the grave markers, I ask a headstone company to secure a headstone to the base for one of my ancestors and the result was quite satisfactory.  A second thought is to possibly contact the historical society of the county and possibly the Sons of The American Revolution to see if there is any specific protocol for saturations like the one you describe.

 

Finally, I would be most interested in knowing contact information for any of the William line who is actively pursuing the genealogy of William.

 

Ray can be contacted at rainman at rtmc dot net

August 5, 2014

June Plummer wrote:  that spoke with you last week about the possibility of moving the graves of several of the Chapman family who are buried in a small grave site in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.  These graves are in the front yard of a home owner there.  The stones were upright a few years ago but now they are all laid flat and grass is growing over them.  The names are William Chapman 1742-1807 his wife Eleanor Knox, their son William Chapman Jr. and his wife Naomi, Naomi's father Basil Browning and one or two other graves. 

 

I have been in contact with a cousin, Elaine Logan who lives near by who is willing to see to the moving of the graves and said her husband would do the digging.  The cemetery they would be moved to is near by.  William Chapman owned the property where these graves are located.  I have spoken with the woman was the owner in 1997 and she was not willing to have an iron fence put around the graves at that time.  The entire cost would be about 1700 dollars which is amazing considering the number of graves which would have to be moved.  I feel that if descendant's were notified of this problem they would be willing to donate to this project, and we were wondering if the Chapman Family Association could be advised of this situation in the next Chapman newsletter. 

 

As you know William Chapman served in the Revolutionary War and is entitled to honors to be placed on his head stone.  The sons of the American Revolution would take care of that part.  My husband Nathan Plummer saw that this was done for another ancestor of ours by the name of George Plummer who is buried in Plummer's Landing, Fleming County, Kentucky.  It was a special day and over a hundred people attended.  Elaine Logan helped with this also. Elaine Logan has already contacted the Mortuary and the Coroner for their approval as this is necessary before it is done.

 

As you can tell my family and I feel strongly that this man should be honored by taking care of his burial site.  If we don't do it those coming after us will never know where he is buried.  I'll be interested to know your feeling about this.

 

June can be contacted at goodnplum at yahoo dot com.

June 1, 2014

Kathy Menehin wrote: I found the Chapman family website and was wondering if I could query if anyone would have any information on Chapman's in New York State.

 

Andrew Austin or Austin Andrew Chapman who died in Livingston County New York in 1845.  His brother was Silas F. Chapman and Silas' wife was Lucia Ross.  Andrew's wife was Susan Joslin Chapman b. 1814.  She removed to Michigan with the oldest daughter Celia and remarried Russell Lewis.  Two children remained in New York with their Uncle Silas, Harriet and Andrew, I have found them on the census records in his household in both 1850 and 1860.  Harriet Chapman later married Charles Dyer Geer and they lived in Michigan.  Andrew lived in Wyoming county New York, he never moved from the state.

 

If anyone has any information that could help me narrow down a search for parents of both Austin Chapman and Susan Joslin, I would appreciate it.

 

Kathy Meneghin can be contacted at meneghin dot wk at sbcglobal dot net

March 30, 2014

Darla McNeal Llamas wrote:  James Ira Chapman (Chatman) D.O.B. August 30, 1900 DIED: October 24, 1953 (Caucasian/ Irish / Native American).

 

(Son of Mary Elizabeth Potts D.O.B. December 28, 1877 Grayson County KY and died September 07, 1947 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Mary Elizabeth later married Jemermiah Elmer McGrew and had more children.)  

       

Married: Violet Ella Tate D.O.B:  August 17, 1904    Died:  February 05, 1981

 

(Daughter of A.P. (Pasley) Tate and Emma SWavahhah Gann D.O.B. January 22, 1886 Died:  March 27, 1971

 

James IRA Chapman (Chatman) And Violet Ella Tate produced 6 children:

James Wendell Chatman 9/12 /28 (died 01/07/1992)

Edward “Bud” Earl Chatman 7/19/1930 (died 01/07/1996)

Mary Lou Chatman Breeden Earnhart 12/13/1933

Clyman Ray Chatman 09/10/1936 (deceased in early childhood of “Entro Colitis” 08/04/1937)

Emma Ruth Chatman Kelton Daugherty 7/20/1938 (deceased 10-21-2013) (My mother)

Kenneth Cyrel Chatman 03/24/1941

 

My name is Darla Theresa (Kelton) McNeal, and I am trying to find some genealogy information on my maternal grandfather, James Ira Chapman.  He died when my mother was young and her recollection of genealogic information was not of much significance to her at that time.  Primarily, she recalls that her father's father was supposed to have been a "traveling musician" who was performing and visiting the area that my great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Potts, was living.  She became pregnant.  We also know that she was of American Indian decent.  We do not know anything of the relationship other than she bore a son and named him "James Ira Chapman".  She later on married a "Jeremiah Elmer McGrew" and had more children. 

 

A lot of the Tate / Gann / Potts family members were born in Alabama and migrated to the Holland, Searcy and the Little Rock, Arkansas areas.  This is why I feel that my maternal grandfather may be a member of your lineage.  However, on a death certificate for son "Clyman Ray Chatman", it is noted that the father's place of birth was "KY" Kentucky. 

 

I lived in the Van Buren / Fort Smith areas of Arkansas up until 2005.  I now live in the Seattle, Washington area. 

 

*****NOTE*****   The "Chapman" last name spelling was changed by one of my maternal uncles, (James Ira's eldest son, Wendel), to "Chatman".  This is the spelling that is noted on "James Ira's" headstone located in the Gil Cemetery, Kibler, Arkansas.  (Outside of Van Buren, Arkansas). 

 

Darla McNeal Llamas can be reached at darlallamas at gmail dot com

 

 

February 05, 2014

Mark Chapman wrote: I found your website when looking for information on a relative who may have moved to the US and passed away there.

 

I’m trying to find out any information about the following family member:

Alfred J Chapman

B:abt 1848 in Holt, Wiltshire, England

D:27 Feb 1931 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

 

I do know that a lot of my relatives were employed in the weaving trade and that Lovell was also know for this trade.  I can add that we believe Alfred’s parents were, John Chapman and Mary Horler

 

Mark can be reached at mark dot chapman at instinctif dot com

February 02, 2014

Candyce Blankenship wrote:  My name is Candyce Chapman and I am from Fremont, Ohio and born in 1952. My 3rd great grandfather's name was Jeremiah S. Chapman who is buried at Wales Corner in York Twp. Sandusky County, Ohio.  During my research I found Michael (father), Nathaniel (son), Frederick (son), Levi (son) who lived in Huron County during the 1800's.  I am trying to find out if there is any connection between the Chapman’s in Bellevue and the ones that lived in York Twp. Sandusky County. Any help would sincerely be appreciated.

 

Candyce can be contacted at candyceblankenship1 at yahoo dot com

 

January 29, 2014

Tim Martin wrote:  My name is Tim Martin. I am trying to verify the spouse of one of my ancestors.

My ancestry In America started with George Adam Martin born in Germany 1712 and his wife was Mary Knepper also born Germany now residing in Pennsylvania.

 

      1.  George Adam Martin m Mary Knepper

         A) Elijah Martin abt 1751 m Mary Von Denburg

             1) Elijah Martin jr abt 1770 m Mary Sarah Chapman?

             2) Mary Elizabeth Martin m William Chapman* abt 1766

* William Chapman is the eldest son of Joseph Chapman whose parents were Giles Chapman and Sarah Jackson.

 

The Martin Family documentation for birth, marriage and death yrs not accurate.

 

Tim can be reached at timmartin49 at reagan dot com

December 9, 2013

Brent Morock wrote:  Does the Chapman Family Association have any historical documentation that differentiates Uriah Chapman of PA (1733-1816) from his son Uriah, using the suffixes "Sr" and "Jr"? I noticed the transcription of his will on your website, but those terms do not appear.  If you do not have access to the documentation, maybe you can refer me to some sources.  It is highly possible that both Uriah’s did not refer to themselves as "Sr" and "Jr."

 

Brent can be reached at teqrecon at gmail dot com

December 8, 2013

Rick Geittmann wrote: I have been working on my family history and have an Elizabeth Chapman (B: 31 July 1813) Smith, Tennessee who married a James Cheek (B: 22 October 1814) both are buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Dallas County Missouri. 

 

I have been trying to puzzle out who her parents were and where that leads me – initial research had me going all the way back to the settlements of Jamestown but I do not know if that is correct or not and am hoping perhaps you could shed some light on the issue or put me in contact with someone who may be able to.

 

I believe from research that Elizabeth Chapman’s father was a William Chapman (B: 1790 Tennessee) – research indicates Elizabeth and James were married Tennessee in 1832 and migrated to Dallas County Missouri area in 1836.

 

When I dig around her father’s marriages and family it gets rather murky but information from other researchers on Ancestry.com eventually tie her father into the linage going back to the Jamestown Virginia Chapman’s – but I am not finding a clear tie in and would like some help if possible to determine if this is in fact true or another group of Chapman’s all together.

 

I believe some of the Chapman relatives were / are still living in the Buffalo Missouri area as I recall grandma Childress referencing them but not sure.

 

James Cheek – Elizabeth Chapman

James J Cheek B: 4 April 1846 – Mary Higginbotham B: 6 Mar 1848

Mary Belle Cheek B: 1872 – Lorena S Childress B: 12 Oct 1869

Roy W Childress B: 21 Apr 1898 - Katha Lewey B: 23 Jun 1897

Nellie D Childress B: 29 Oct 1921 – Elmer C Geittmann B: 6 May 1924


Rick can be reached at richag at fairpoint dot net

October 11, 2013

Roberta Casey writes: I am Roberta (Bertie) Cremeans Casey. I am in the Ben Wallace Family. Benjamin and Lettie are my 3rd Great Grandparents through their son Edmond Taylor Wallace.   I was researching for information on my 4th great grandfather John L. Chapman and his wife Elizabeth Molly Menefee. Their daughter Mary Polly Chapman was my 3rd great grandmother and I want to correct her information if I may. Mary Polly never married Pleasant Chafin. She had children and never married their father, so they went by Chapman. Family in our area say she had Cassie Ann by a boy by the name of Yates. There are no true documentations on this.  Mary Polly married Alexander Persinger Jan. 30, 1860 in Mason Co., VA/WV., this was the only marriage she had. 

 

Roberta can be reached at rojo at consolidated dot net

October 10, 2013

Lorraine Margulies asked for assistance with: ... My Great grandfather was Joshua Chapman b. 1844 in Pickens county SC.  He was a Civil war confederate soldier who lost his arm in at the battle of the crater.  His parents were Joel and Margaret Chapman b. about 1820 and 1821 in Pickens district. SC Census records show that they were born in Picken SC.  They all moved to Cobb county GA and Powder Springs and I can find them in the census.  I am trying to find out who the parent of Joel Chapman are.  Are they descended from Joseph?

 

Lorraine can be reached at lorraine1313 at gmail dot com

September 19, 2013

Janie McCauley wrote:  I ran across your site today and I have been researching James McCauley and Catherine Chapman McCauley family. I have been trying for several years to find a complete list of their children.  I have seen a portion of James McCauley’s will from Maury Co., Tenn. where it lists several of the children. I am trying to make a connection for Henry McCauley born March 30, 1815 somewhere in Tennessee.  I know that Henry was in Tallahatchie Co., Miss. because he got married there around 1839 to a Clarissa Voss and had several children while in Tallahatchie Co. He sold land there around 1845 or 1846 to a Mary Ann (McCauley) Henderson married to William Henderson before he left Tallahatchie to move to the east Texas area. Henry and Clarissa came to Dike, Hopkins Co., Texas with Clarissa’s family and settled this area of Texas and remained there, the rest of their lives.  I have contacted Tallahatchie Co., Miss. and tried to get information that might possibly make that connection that Henry sold land to his older sister Mary Ann and her husband William Henderson before leaving for Texas but I had no help from the Tallahatchie area making that connection.  I believe that Mary Ann McCauley Henderson left or divorced William Henderson and may have in fact come to the Hopkins Co., Texas area at some point with some of her children, perhaps because her little brother lived her.   I have been searching for more than 10 years to make some type of connection with who Henry McCauley’s parents and siblings actually were.   Any information that you can give to me on this family would be greatly appreciated. I am just grasping at straws at this point to find out who was Henry’s family.

 

Janie can be reached at mccfarms at verizon dot net

August 8, 2013

Doug Willett writes: ... My mother is Nancy Lee Chapman b 1931.  I am searching for information on her grandparents and earlier.  All I know right now is Thomas Chapman B 1875 D 1952, Troy, Madison County, IL and Nancy (Scott) Chapman B1881-D1916 are the grandparents.  I believe Thomas emigrated from England.  Chapman is such a common name and I have been having difficulty so I was wondering if this fits any of your documented branches?

 

Doug can be reached at doug dot w dot willett at earthlink dot net

July 8, 2013

Romi Sebald is: ....looking for any information on an Ivan Chapman who was a beau of my great aunt, Helen Osborne of Warrensburg, NY.  My great aunt was born in the later 1800's and died in the 1980s.  She never married, and I was told that Ivan Chapman had died (I Believe before I was born in the early 1960s).  I would like to know what his profession was, where he lived, and the circumstances of his death, if possible.

 

Romi can be reached at sebaldre at potsdam dot edu

July 8, 2013

Justin Houser sent this history with several questions: I discovered your Chapman Family Association website and am very intrigued.  I descend from a Chapman whom I don't think you have yet listed on your site.  He is also one of my brick walls.  I'm hoping that by our communications, perhaps I can share some data with your association and also, perhaps, one of your members might have done research on a Chapman family which might line up with me, helping me to break down my brick wall.

Here is what I know about my Chapman progenitor, George Chapman:
George Chapman was born December 25, 1755, according to the age he gave when he applied for a pension late in life.  I don't know where he was born.  It could have been some place in Pennsylvania.  Some people have supposed Scotland but I have seen nothing that would indicate such was the case.  The first trace I have of my George is on March 26, 1776, when he enlisted in Captain Peter Grubb's Company of Colonel Samuel Miles' Regiment in the Pennsylvania Line during the American Revolution.  This company was raised among the people of Lancaster County, including what is now Dauphin and Lebanon, and I suspect he was living there at the time of his enlistment.  I have not found any Chapman’s listed among the records there who could have been his father but, admittedly, I have not done a thorough search.  I note that, according to the published Pennsylvania Archives, a James Chapman enlisted in the same Company on April 30, 1776.  After the Battle of Long Island, George was transferred to Carnhart's Company of Colonel Walter Stewart's Regiment.  In addition to the Battle of Long Island, he fought at White Plains and the taking of the Hessians at Trenton, as well as the Battle of Brandywine, where he was wounded through both thighs and taken prisoner, afterwards exchanged.  He was discharged at Valley Forge at the end of 1777. 
 
I next find him on the 1779 tax assessment list of Derry Township, Lancaster [now Dauphin] County, Pennsylvania.  In 1785, Dauphin County was formed from Lancaster, and I find him taxed 1785-1789 in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County.  He is no longer taxed there after 1789, and in the 1790 census I find him enumerated in Northumberland County, that part which probably afterwards, in 1795, became Lycoming County.  George Chapman has 1 male 16 years and upwards (himself), 2 males under 16 (a son, George Jr., and probably another young son), and 4 females (probably his wife, Mary, and 3 daughters).  George applied for a warrant for 400 acres in Northumberland County on February 25, 1794, adjoining land granted to Jane Hood.  In an interesting land grab, his wife Mary applied for 400 acres adjoining his on the same day, and a warrant for 400 acres for his ten-year-old son George Jr. was also taken out the same day!  He appears on the direct tax of 1798 in Washington Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, with fifty acres and one house.
 
On the 1800 septennial census of Lycoming County, George is listed in Washington Township, as is his wife, Mary Chapman.  (Women's names were given in this record.) 
 
In 1810, he is listed on the census in Washington Township, with 1 male over 45 (himself), 1 female over 45 (presumably his wife Mary) and 1 female aged 16-26 (probably one of his daughters).  On the same page are the households of his son George Jr., aged 16-26 [he was 25] and Michael Chapman, also 16-26 [probably his other son as indicated by the 1790 census].
 
In 1820, George is still listed on the census in Washington Township.  Now he has 1 male over 45 (himself) and 1 female over 45 (his wife Mary).  George Jr. and his family are listed nearby.
 
On February 1, 1825, George applied for a pension under the Act of 1818 based upon his Revolutionary War service.  He gave his age, service history, and stated that he was a weaver by occupation, but not able to follow it constant by infirmity of body.  His family included his wife, who is now very infirm, himself, and a hired female whom he is obliged to keep to take care of his wife & perform the necessary duties of the house.  He states that [h]e had purchased 27 acres of low rate land some time since & had erected a small house and barn but between 13 and fourteen acres of the same of the best part with the improvement has since been lost at law by a claim unknown, at the time he purchased & the remaining part is now involved at law.  His son, George Jr., also gave a deposition concerning his father's service and affairs, and stated that he, George Jr., was in the fortieth year of his age.  He also submitted testimony from a neighbor, Thomas Smiley, who knew him about the close of the Revolutionary War and stated what he knew concerning his service.  He also submitted testimony from Michael Wheelan of White Deer, Union County, who had served with him in Capt. Grubb's Company.  George Chapman Sr.'s pension was granted March 17, 1826, and made retroactive to December 13, 1825. 
 
From an old (brief) newspaper death notice, I know that George died June 17, 1833, at his home in Clinton Township, Lycoming County.  (Clinton Township was formed in 1825 from part of Washington Township.)  His estate was settled the following year but gives little information.
 
The children of George and Mary Chapman, as far as I know them, are as follows:
1. George Chapman, Jr., born ca. 1785, died ca. 1851/52.  He married Margaret Elizabeth Shuler (1787-1855), a neighbor in Washington Twp., and moved to Centre County toward the close of his life, where his children settled.  He is my ancestor.
2.  Michael Chapman?, born ca. 1784-90, probably the son who is named in the 1790 and 1800 censuses and lived next to George Sr. in 1810.
3.  Daughter born between 1784 and 1790.
4.  Daughter born between 1784 and 1790.
5.  Elizabeth, born 1795, died Nov. 28, 1850, in Clinton Township, married Henry Billman (1792-1872).  I have a lot on their descendants. Maybe more.
Now, I want to bring up a couple of other points:
A lot of people have George Chapman's wife Mary as Mariah Ann Hall, and some have her as the daughter of Richard Hall and Sarah Burroughs.  The first record I have of this is the DAR application of Mrs. Helen Billman Wolfe, who also had George (incorrectly) as a Sergeant.  Now, I don't think this is right.  Richard and Sarah Burroughs Hall lived in Lycoming County, and I think George met and married his wife ca. 1784 while still in what is today Dauphin County.  Also, the Hall genealogy shows a Maria Hall who married a George Chaplin and they lived in New York State, and were a generation younger than my George and Mary.  I think someone saw the Lycoming County connection and confused George Chaplin with my George Chapman.
 
Also, there is a Richard Chapman in this area who lived in Dunnstable Township, Lycoming (now Clinton) County, at one point, and who later moved on to the Sinnemahoning area of Cameron County.  I thought he might be George's son but he just doesn't seem to fit in this family at all.  He is a mystery to me as well.
 
I hope that you might be of some help in figuring out who my George belongs to, or offering me some suggestions on where to look next.  Perhaps his father was named George or Michael (based on the names of his sons) or perhaps the James mentioned in the Revolutionary War records could be a brother.  I found an early George Chapman who died in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1757, and left a son George, but I researched this family and found that George moved to Virginia, so I ruled him out.

Justin can be reached at jkhouser84 at gmail dot com

July 6, 2013
Dennis Chapman responded to Elaine Chapman Booth I am Dennis Chapman Branch Manager of the John Chapman 1626 Family from Bucks Co. I live in Boone Co. Kentucky and have been looking at Chapman's from Boone, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Shelby Counties as like you I think there may be a connection to the Bucks Co. Family. My line goes through Henry Chapman who came from Washington Co. PA ( Pittsburgh area) who was the son of Thomas who was the son of Abraham one of the two twins born to John and Jane Sadler Chapman in 1685 in Bucks Co. I had hoped to have had more data from Gill Alford when I took this position, but have worked from the old Chapman Chatter's and old references. Unfortunately there are breaks in the generations that make connecting difficult at best. To further complicate your search there are several Amos Chapman's in this line with at least one of them going to Canada after the Revolutionary War having served in a British Military Unit. Since I can't use a data base, I hope to be able to construct one from Gill's material. I think there is a connection through Abraham's son John (who may have been John Amos Chapman) which several of the Northern Kentucky Chapman's connect with. My Henry Chapman (son of Thomas brother of John) settled in Southwest Ohio with several of his brothers about the same time the other Chapman's were coming into Northern Kentucky and South East Indiana. There are many undocumented connections here all leading back to Bucks Co (In my opinion). These areas are all in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area and very close to one another. I do not know if these folks were aware of the others, but my guess is that they were. DNA is going to be the best connector, but we have a lot to learn. Ernie Chapman has an ancestor in the area, but we do not match (but close). One ironic point is that both Ernie and I have a distance of two match on a 25 Y test with an Ira Thomas Chapman. I think Ira also has a Bucks Co. connection, but we don't have documentation. I will be glad to work with you and try to help in any way possible, as I have a pretty good grasp on Gill's older data and related families. As far as DNA testing, there might be a match if you do the Family Tree DNA family Finder test, as they look for strands from both sides. You need to add as many surnames as possible to get a possible match. The 67 Y is still the best but you do need the Chapman male to do it.

July 5, 2013

Elaine Chapman Booth submitted this question: .Submitted an Ancestry.com – at DNA (for me) and have had no matches from any Chapman’s. I have no proven male Chapman relative to have an YDNA done. Would love to find one.

 

There are no known living Chapman descendants of this line, except my own children.  (I am an only child, my father (also an only child is deceased), his father Walter (died at 36-sick most of his short life) was an only child, his grandfather Jasper Newton Chapman (died at 25) was the only male for his mother, Margaret Cox and Father William Rodman Chapman’s  4 children.  The same William Rodman Chapman had many males in the family of 11 children from his first wife Fanny McHenry. I have attached the two Family Group Sheets from the two marriages of William Rodman Chapman.  I have had DNA matches to the Cox family. Looking for living descendants.

John Chapman b1791 md Elizabeth Betsy Rodman b 1790’s on 8 July 1813 in Shelby Co, Kentucky.  They had 12 children.  I have attached a PDF file of John & Betsy Rodman Chapman Family Group Sheet.  I am looking for living descendants of any of their children. Have had matches to the Rodman family.

Have determined that John’s father was Amos Chapman b abt 1745 in PA and served in the Revolutionary War from Cumberland County, PA (Have his Pension records).  John had 5 sisters but no brothers.  Amos’s father was John who moved from Cumberland Pa with his son Amos about 1800 and died between 1816 and 1820 in Shelby, KY.  His father was probably the William Chapman who signed papers in Cumberland Co, Pa in 1752 shortly after Cumberland County was formed.  I have some documentation for Amos and his father John.

Only a guess for oldest William Chapman.  I am trying to prove or disprove that this William Chapman came from the Bucks County PA family (you have several as members) and at some time may have left the Quaker faith and moved to Cumberland Co. PA. – This is only supposition no proof at all and I am open to anything available.

I assume that most people have not gone as far back as Amos and do not know about him. We are more likely to find individuals connected to the Siblings or Children of William Rodman Chapman.  So I would like to start there to find related individuals.

 

Elaine can be reached at elaine33 at beyondbb dot com

July 1, 2013

Charlie Chapman is looking for possible relatives of Abel Chapman who was in Newton County, MS in the mid-1800's.  He is researching family history and some relatives might have been on Abel's plantation.

 

Charles can be reached at charliech at comcast dot net

June 22, 2013

Robert Sonfield sent this inquiry:  Augustus Chapman Allen (1806-1864) was the founder of Houston, the son of Roland and Sarah (Chapman) Allen, was born at Canaseraga, New York, July 4, 1806.  Does anybody know anything about her?

 

Robert can be contacted at robert at sonfield dot com.

June 21, 2013

Jerry McGovern sent this inquiry: ... I was very excited to see a reference to Betsey/Elizabeth Campbell in the Chapman tree.  I have hit a brick wall trying to find out about this person and I am hoping someone may be able to help me with her parentage and her siblings.

 

Jerry can be contacted at jerry14725 at yahoo dot com.

March 22, 2013

Barbara Forster sent this inquiry:  I am hoping you might have information on this person:  Timothy Chapman b. abt1770 Virginia d. Ohio bet 1850-1860    m. Mary?? b 1773   Virginia Son David.  Thanks for anything you can tell me.

 

Barbara can be contacted via bforster2222 at yahoo dot com

March 20, 2013

Pat Reid nee Taylor sent this inquiry:  My family descends from Chapman’s as follows:

John Chapman married Agnes Millar in West Lothian, Scotland

Son Andrew Chapman married Christina Mathieson, Leith, Scotland

Son William Millar Chapman married Margaret Shearer, Leith, Scotland

Son Andrew Chapman married Agnes Dutton, Leith, Scotland

Daughter Helen Aitchison Chapman married John Taylor, Rosewell, Midlothian

Son William Millar Taylor married Jane Carrick Penman, Poltonhall, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

Daughter Patricia Taylor (that's me) born 1946 in Poltonhall, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian married John Reid, Edinburgh, Scotland

... 

John was a mariner in Bo'ness, West Lothian, Andrew was a Baker in Leith, William was also a baker and confectioner in Leith, Andrew was a Cooper in Leith, Helen was a housemaid in Leith and housekeeper in Rosewell, William (my dad was a coal-miner and then a lorry driver in Midlothian, Scotland and I was a trained Shorthand Typist then a housewife raising a family of 3 daughters, afterwards a Civil Servant in The Scottish Office, Edinburgh, and now retired.

 

Look forward to hearing from you if you can connect any of my Chapman’s to yours.

 

Pat Reid nee Taylor can be contacted at patsyreid at btinternet dot com.

 

February 12, 2013

Grayson Davenport sent this inquiry:  My grandfather (Ken Chapman) is currently dying of cancer and I thought I'd throw a Hail Mary and ask the association to help me find out who his great-great grandfather was.  The farthest we can go back is to Ken's great grandfather Madison Chapman (spelling varies)

 

In 1860 Madison first appears in federal records with the following household in the 1860 Jackson Co. MO census.

Madison Chapman44

Sally Chapman30

Henry Chapman10

Anna Chapman8

Nancy J Chapman4

Cread Chapman2

Thomas Chapman2/12

 

In 1870 he was in the same county and his household looked like this:

M Chapman55

Sarah Chapman40

George H Chapman21

Anna Chapman17

Nancy Chapman15

Cread Chapman12

Thomas Chapman10

Marrison Chapman7

Jesse Chapman5

Susan Chapman4

Dora B Chapman1

 

His family in 1880 was as follows:

Maddison Chapman66

Sarah Chapman40

Thomas Chapman21

Maddison Chapman17

Jesse Chapman15

Susan A. Chapman13

Dora Chapman11

Myra Chapman8

 

In that Census he was personally described as:

Birth Year:             abt 1814

Birthplace:              Kentucky

Home in 1880:       Blue Springs, Jackson, Missouri

Race:                      White

Gender:                  Male

Relation to Head of House:    Self (Head)

Marital Status:        Married

Spouse's Name:      Sarah Chapman

Father's Birthplace:     Virginia

Mother's Birthplace:    Virginia

 

This is consistent with all the other census he shows up in (all in Jackson County) and the 1900 census has little to add, Madison (called Madi in 1900) now lives alone with his wife Sarah and daughter Elmyra.  It does mention Madison got married in 1854.

 

We also know:  That Madison's son's name was Creed not Cread, that Madison likely had a brother named Creed who served in the seminole wars and died in 1854 in Jackson Co. MO, that Madison's wife Sarah Noland (spelling varies) was first married to Robert Cathey, that Madison likely had a wife before Sarah, that was haven't found any record of Madison serving in the military, and that Madison was a farmer at some point.

 

We have stories to of course but we'd like to know if our Madison sounds like the son of someone in the pedigree of a Chapman association member.

 

Oh and here's his grave site (do note the birth year is wrong): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=chapman&GSfn=madison&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=64549836&df=all&

 

Grayson can be reached at graysondavenport at yahoo dot com.

 

December 16, 2012

Marvin Leonard sent this inquiry: I am a descendant of the Chapman Family, my mother was a Chapman. I have traced my family back to my Great-Granddfather William Hamilton Chapman but he appears to have come from out of the blue. Please see attached Genealogy report. Could you shed any light on this leg of the Chapman Family or steer me in a direction that might help.

 

Marvin Leonard can be reached at mhljr at peoplepc dot com.

December 16, 2012

Moos Raaijmakers sent this inquiry: I'm Moos Raaijmakers a WO1 in the Dutch army engineer corps.  As a hobby I create and maintain memorials on findagrave.com.  One of them is the memorial for pfc Willard E Chapman 35625721.  I manage 22 of the 25 memorials for the driver and passengers of the Duke Amphibian truck that went down on Lake Garda Italy on April 30th 1945.   For this memorial I'm trying to locate pictures of the soldiers to place them there.  So the question is, do you have a photograph of Willard Chapman and if so may I placed it on his memorial.

 

Moos Raaijmakers can be reached at moosraaijmakers at hotmail dot com.

December 16, 2012

Stephanie Chapman Callahan sent this inquiry: I currently reside in Southern Maryland very close to Chapman's Landing (if you are familiar with the area).  My family line comes from Stephen Chapman (b. 1801) and Cassandra Garrison Swan.  I have heard that possibly that Stephen Chapman's father may have been a Benjamin Chapman married to Nancy Chapman who according to the 1787 Census resided in Augusta Co, VA.  Here is where my trouble begins.  I cannot find real documentation that Benjamin Chapman is the father of what would be my great-great-great grandfather Stephen Chapman.  There is also a possibility that Stephen Chapman was also married to a Mary Smart Cavitt and the speculation is that they are the parents of Stephen Chapman.  If you or anyone within the organization are at all familiar with this time frame and these individuals and would be willing to provide me with information, I would greatly appreciate it.  Or if you could point me in the right direction.  Some other information I have is that Stephen was born in TN, and moved to MO and then to IL.

 

Stephanie Chapman Callahan can be reached at marlex97 at aol dot com.

December 2, 2012

Victoria Loos sent this inquiry: I am the great great great great great granddaughter of Elizabeth (Chapman) and Orin Burlingame. We are trying to put together as family history and have reached a dead end. We found their names and wedding date on your website. We are hoping that you can help us out if Elizabeth is part of your family history. We have no records of what her parents’ names were or the names of Orin's parents. Please let us know if you can or cannot help us. .

Victoria Loos can be reached at princessloos at yahoo dot com.

November 28, 2012

Barb Matson responded to Shana Raine with this information: Thomas Chapman b. c. 1691 (actually biological son of Major General John Hammond) and children b. in Baltimore, MD. He m. 1st Mary Unknown, 2nd Anna Sheppard nee Smith, 3rd Hannah Gibbs nee Large.
Mary Chapman b. 1732 (parents: Thomas and Mary Chapman)
Cornelius Chapman b. 1734 (parents: Thomas and Ann S. Chapman)
Elizabeth Chapman and twin Thomas Chapman b. 1739 (parents: Thomas and Ann S. Chapman)
Margaret Chapman (parents: Thomas and Ann S. Chapman)
Nicholas Chapman (parents: Thomas and Ann S. Chapman) b. 1745 Baltimore, MD d. 1821 Westmoreland Co. PA. Nicholas m. 1st Rachel Wallace, sister of Richard Wallace and 2nd Jenet McCartney d/o Joseph McCartney. Children of Nicholas and Jenet McCartney Chapman listed below -- all born in Westmoreland Co. PA:
     *Thomas Chapman (1796 - 1865) m. 1st Jane Matthews, 2nd Catherine Rodgers
       Sarah Chapman (1797 - 1850) unmarried
     *Joseph Chapman (1799 - 1861) m. Eliza Pollock
       John Chapman (1802 - 1840) m. Unknown, children = Jane (1830 - 1834), William (1831 - 1834), girl (c. 1829), girl (c. 1832), son (c. 1833), girl (c. 1839). All b. in Westmoreland Co. PA
       William Chapman (1803) m. Eliza/Elizabeth Sutton
        Nicholas Chapman, Jr. (1805 - 1866) m. Mary Leibenguth/Livengood
      *Rachel Chapman (1806 - 1856) m. William Kennedy/Canaday
        Isaac Chapman (1808) may have died young
      *Samuel Chapman (1813 - 1854) m. Cornelia Isabella Dick(s)...

Barb Matson can be reached at via barbmatson at hotmail dot com.

November 27, 2012

Shana Raine sent this inquiry via the CFA Facebook: My grandfather is Alfred Joseph (or Joseph Alfred) Chapman (1926-2008) whose father was Henry Graff Chapman (1884-1937) who descended from (I believe) David Albert Chapman (1841-1908). David Albert Chapman was married to Delia Della Dickenson (Dickinson).

I have very little information, except a photograph of Delia. I am stuck on David Albert Chapman's parents. I believe his father was Allen Chapman who married an Almira/Elvira/Almeria. I cannot locate too much information on either of them (save for a few census records). None of the records I can locate have Almira's last name or parents.

 

We believe they traveled from Connecticut - Illinois and eventually to Michigan. Does anyone have a line that follows this path or have similar names?

 

Shana Raine can be reached at via our Facebook page.

October 8, 2012

Mike J Chapman sent this inquiry: My Chapman line is as follows:  Sharack Chapman 1755-1810 Laurens, SC;  his son, James Lewis Chapman 1797-1852 Laurens SC  died Newburgh, Warrick Co, Indiana;  his son, Elisha Embree Chapman 1841-1902  Lynnville, Warrick Co, Indiana  died Daingerfield, Texas;  his son, Ben Chapman 1889-1963 Birthright, Texas died Ft Worth Texas;  his daughter, Nancy Ladelle Chapman Johnson  1916-1983  Ft Worth TX  died Aransas Pass, Texas;  to her son/myself Michael Johnson  1948.  I was wondering if my line is associated with the Chapman Association.

Mike J Chapman can be reached at mj2475 at yahoo dot com.

 

September 30, 2012

Carol Reed Kennedy sent this inquiry: I am a direct descendant of Nathaniel Chapter, b. 1703 to sons John and Jonathan. Is there any documentation Revolutionary War service for any of these Chapman’s?

Carol Reed Kennedy can be reached at Scrapcat2 at aol dot com.

 

August 23, 2012

Judith Chapman Syverson has requested our assistance:  My  great  great  grandfather was James Nelson Chapman, he was born in  Connecticut in 1831 and died in Steuben, Steuben County New York on 22 May 1855.  I believe he was married to Phebe Agusta Payne. Their son was James Robert Chapman.  I am looking for James Nelson's parents' names and any information.

 

Judith Chapman Syverson can be reached at sooner4ever at verizon dot net.

July 20, 2012

Jeremy Clayburn Chapman has requested our assistance.  ...I have recently used ancestry dot com for some family history, and I believe I have traced my lineage all the way back to England to a Giles Chapman.  That is all I can get. ...  I have a family cemetery in S.C...  The association could probably give me a little insight to the history.  Chapman, ODELL 254-28-2117 GA 02/20/1923 06/24/1989 30233 this was my grandfather. His son was Sherman Chapman, my father, know of him, don't know him. He is still alive though.  

 

Jeremy Chapman can be reached at skyriverrayne at yahoo dotcom

July 10, 2012

Dave has requested our assistance: I was curious about The Reverend Dr. Lyman, who was a friend of John Gadsby Chapman, and the famous Civil War Confederate soldier/artist Conrad Wise Chapman.  If the Reverend Dr. Lyman rings any bells, please let me know.

 

Dave can be reached at MerleWelch at aol dot com.

July 10, 2012

Lois Kogut has requested our assistance:  Though I am not a direct Chapman descendant, I am searching for data on a collateral member of my family. Sarah Lansing McKinney married a William SINK in Utica, NY. He was born West Stockbridge, MA ca 1822 died about 1850, Utica, buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY.  The mother of William Sink was Sabrina Chapman. Her tombstone has the following:

 

Sabrina Chapman, wife of John Sink, born Jan 22 1794 Stockbridge Mass

  Daughter of Caleb and Hannah Chapman

  Died Jan 20 1880

John and Sabrina Chapman Sink had children born West Stockbridge MA:

  Edward Sink 1831-1874

  Robert Sink 1820-1885

  William Sink 1822-1850

  Henry Sink

I hope to find info on Caleb Chapman, who wed a Hannah?

 

Lois Kogut can be reached at lois dot mymail at yahoo dot com.

July 5, 2012

Norman Jay Landerman-Moore has required our assistance: My efforts are focused on establishing the parentage of Thomas Chapman and his wife Anne Harding.  I have confirmed their wedding at St. Mary's of Woolnoth, London, England on May 8th, 1610, shortly before he embarked on the vessel Tyall with the Virginia Company of London, under the leadership of Sir Thomas Dale.

 

The record becomes convoluted as to Thomas Chapman's parentage.  Some indicate Benjamin Chapman and Ann Parkinson, others indicate a Thomas Chapman.  I am hopeful that the Chapman Family Association will assist in breaking through this genealogical brick wall that I may advance my record.

 

Norman Jay Landerman-Moore can be reached at njlm40 at gmail dot com.

June 15, 2012

Scott Chapman is looking for some assistance.  I'm looking for a link. I looked through all your databases.
I am Scott Brandon Chapman -> David Taft Chapman -> Leon Curtis Chapman -> Henry Jordan Chapman (?) -> John Chapman (?).

 

Scott Chapman can be reached at scottbchapman at gmail dot com.

June 11, 2012

Thomas D Chapman has asked our assistance: ...I have doing some lineage of my family on my father’s side of the family. I hit a dead end.  I will start with me. I was born in 1952 in Anderson county TX.  My father was Jack Holland Chapman born July 1915 in Anderson county Texas. His father was Abijah C Chapman born about 1888 in Texas. His father was Abner N Chapman born 1863 in Texas. His father was Jasper N Chapman born 1834 in Coffee Tenn. in 1834. His father was George Washington Chapman born 1810 in South Carolina. He married a Nancy Womack around 1832 in Coffee County Tenn. He was a blacksmith owned property and I think he was a constable in the Coffee county Tenn. That is where the trail ends. I found this information on Ancestry and Family Search. This has become some sort of obsession to me and any help would be deeply appreciated.

 

Thomas Chapman can be reached at chappy321at sbcglobal dot net.

 

May 30, 2012

Kevin Franklin has requested our assistance: I am the Historian for the Town of Colonie, N.Y. www.colonie.org/historian and the Village of Menands, which is one of two villages within the Town of Colonie.  

 

Several months ago I was contacted by a fellow named Steve Wiezbicki of Colorado who is in the process of writing a book about N.Y.’s 169th Volunteers during the Civil War.  The Chaplain for this regiment was Rev. Edgar T. Chapman who was affiliated with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy, N.Y.  Chapman’s affiliation with Troy’s 169th is extremely interesting. 

 

Immediately after the Civil War ended, Chapman was the assistant rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy and was responsible for the construction of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the Village of Green Island, N.Y. just west of Troy.  Chapman later built the small church in the Village of Menands called the Free Church of St. Margaret’s, in the late 1880’s.  In the 1890’s Chapman had a stained glass window dedicated to the men of Troy’s 169th installed in the Free Church of St. Margaret.  A black and white image of this window appears in a publication called the Swartwout Chronicles (attached).   The windows were removed from this church and sold in the 1980’s and we have recently located the Chapman 169th window to be in private hands in Schenectady, N.Y.

 

The Rev. Chapman lived on the Troy Road just south of the present day City of Watervliet.  The Troy road is now called Rt. 32 Broadway.  Apparently his home burned in the early 20th Century.   Chapman is buried in the Hamilton family plot at the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands.  Chapman was born in Cooperstown, N.Y. in 1829(?) and died here locally in 1911. 

 

I would very much be interested in corresponding with any descendants of Rev. Edgar T. Chapman, who also had a son by the same name.  I am interested in any photos of the family or the house as it stood before the fire.  I would hope that all of Chapman’s worldly goods were not consumed by the fire.

 

Kevin Franklin can be reached at FranklinK at colonie dot org.   

May 24, 2012

Edwinia Moody has requested our assistance: I have been researching my Chapman line for a while. I tried to see if any of the genealogies on your site would connect with mine. I believe I am a descendant of Solomon Chapman who was a veteran of the French Indian War. He was b in 1696 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. He married Hannah Strong on8 Aug 1717 and they had 10 children. My ancestor was their 4th child, Deacon Elijah Chapman who was b abt 1726 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Elijah Chapman married Sarah Steele on 28 May 1747 and they had 12 children. My ancestor was their sixth child, Daniel Chapman who fought in the Revolutionary War. He was b 25 Jul 1756 and married Lucretia Finch on 25 Oct 1788. They had 12 children also, my ancestor was their 5th child, Solomon B Chapman b 10 Jul 1798. ... Especially if I can get help finding out where my ancestor, Colonel Samuel Chapman Sr is buried.

 

Edwina Moody can be reached at familytreeclimber at yahoo dot com.

April 21, 2012

Chris Tolendino sent an inquiry:  I am trying to research the Chapman side of my family and I know that I am related to a lot of Chapman’s who lived in Ellis, Kansas after 1870.   I know that my Great x2 Grandfather, Thomas Chapman was born in Sittingbourne, Kent England and was an engineer for the UPRR in Ellis. I wonder if the Chapman Family Association is still active (I can't tell from the website that it is very active) and, if so, does your organization have any information on this branch of the Chapman family.

 

Chris Tolendino can be reached at cdtolen at gmail dot com.

April 19, 2012

Charlene Doane King has asked for our assistance: As I was researching I hit a brick wall with my 3nd great grandfather’s line. - David Chapman b 10-16-1774, d. 9-24-1863 in Fearing, Washington Co., Ohio.  He married a Martha Wheeler around 6-16-1796.  Child: Esther b 5-8-1804 m Curtis Doane in 1825. 

I am looking for information on David's parents.  Other family trees that I have found on Ancestry have Jonathan Chapman and Mary Smith as his parents, but as you know there are a ton of Jonathan Chapman’s around that time, and I am hoping to get some more definitive information.

 

...I have looked through some of the family trees on the website, but my eyes have started to cross!  Are there any printed book available?  Can you give me any assistance in finding David Chapman?  I am also looking for information on his wife Martha Wheeler.  I know she is not a Chapman by birth, but I was hoping to find out more about her.  I cannot find anything at all on her.  I think I have to assume Wheeler was her first married name and that I may never find anything more about her.

April 30, 2011

Allison Williams Chapman has requested assistance believes her husband and son are direct members of the Chapman family.  My husband is John David Chapman, born 1959, son of William Chapman and Vera Harvey. We have named our son Aeddon Nathaniel Chapman, born 2003 in Amesbury, MA.  Any additional information on this family tree would be greatly appreciated.  

 

Allison may be reached at 2alcmanagement at gmail dot com

 

April 12, 2011

Mikki sent an inquiry: requesting information on their 2nd great-grandmothers, and her parents and siblings.  Mikki is looking for the parents and siblings of Cleore Elizabeth Chapman, b 1815 in Hartford, CT and who md 1835, Marshall Hayden Tryon, Jr.   Mikki found their name and marriage date, along with an Octavia Chapman who married Hiram King in 1833, and both were married by the same minister, a Rev. G. F. Davis, within a few yrs of each other and Miikki is hoping this might mean Mikki is close to finding Cleore's parents. Mikki have also came across Clooria and Clarissa and Mikki knows that old handwritten records can sometimes be mistranslated. Mikki needs any light on this mysterious Cleore. 

 

Mikki can be reached at MMMMIKKIMAC at aol dot com

 

April 9, 2011

Courtney Moore-Tucker sent an inquiry requesting assistance in locating ancestors:  A few weeks ago I was helping my grandmother (Evelyn Aldrege Schaal) go through some boxes to redo some family scrapbooks/albums and came across a binder full of my grandfather's family tree (Alfred R. Schaal).  I am curious to know more about his side of the family and how we came to America.  I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me.  My grandfather passed many years before I was born and none of us (my mother, grandmother, aunts, and uncles) are unable to tell me anything of his lineage.

 

What we do know is the following:  Ammyson Chapman married Mary Ann Droullard.  They had Florence P. Chapman who married Hubert Schuelter.  They had Lena Maud Schuelter who married Henry Schaal (my great-great grandfather).  They had Russell Henry Schaal who married Ella Birdie Jamison.  They had Alfred Russell Schaal (12/26/1919-10/10/1979) who married Evelyn Aldredge (which resulted in at last count 14 grandchildren and 14(and counting) great-grand children)  They had Allyson Rebecca Schaal who married Timothy Dale Moore.  Which resulted in me Courtney Michelle Moore.

 

Courtney can be contacted at momtwiceover2002 at yahoo dot com.

March 30, 2011

Sunday Lewis sent an inquiry requesting assistance in locating ancestors: ...His name is Lampkin Chapman, which lived and owned property in Bossier, LA. He was indeed married to Anna Jones Chapman and as you have documented on your website they were married around 1891. Should you require more information please let me know. I would like to know if he is related to Scott Chapman married to Hattie Parker, from the same Parish.

 

Sunday can be contact at sundaystepneylewis at yahoo dot com.

February 19, 2011

Mary Jo Moore sent an inquiry requesting assistance: I am trying to get information and proofs on my Chapman line and just discovered your site.  One of my deceased cousins gave me some information and I have guessed some thru leaves from ancestry dot com.  My great grandmother is said to be Harriett Tiggie Chapman born 3 June 1800 in South Carolina and married Williamson T. Jordan. Is there any way and I can get more info on her and this line from your group. I did not find her name in the pages I looked thru on your site.

 

Mary Jo can be contact at mjomoore at gmail dot com.

February 17, 2011

David Martin sent an inquiry requesting assistance: I wonder if the Chapman Association has any information regarding Sarah Chapman born Saybrook CT 5 April 1742 to John and Sarah (Jones) Chapman line of Nathaniel son of Robert Chapman the immigrant beyond what was published in the 1854 Chapman genealogy by F. W. Chapman.  I would also like to put a query about her on the website but could not figure out how to do it. 

David can be contacted at martind at westelcom dot com.

February 17, 2011

Deborah Coffey sent an inquiry requesting assistance: I am a Chapman descendent, and have been trying to find information on my line.  I stumbled on the Chapman Family Association website tonight, and while going through it I did not see anything on my line.  However, I wanted to contact you anyway and maybe add my brief information if you would like it.  My Chapman’s come out of Detroit, Michigan, and I am at a standstill in going back further.  Do you know of Chapman’s with Michigan ancestors?

 

Deborah can be contact at doffey58 at gmail dot com.

February 14, 2011

Robert Winter sent an inquiry requesting assistance:  My grandfather was adopted by his Aunt Winter and her husband but he was a Chapman. I can trace back to the early 1800’s in Tennessee but family lore states that there was a Scotch-Irish Chapman that immigrated to the US that started the family here.  It’s been reported that he had a very strong accent.   I have pretty much exhausted my search resources on ancestry.com.
The last ancestor I can trace here in the states is:  Robert Samuel Chapman, Born 1843 Mississippi US, Marriage 29 Jun 1866 – Yalobusha, Mississippi, US, Death 1880, Spouse Margaret Winter.  Served in Ballantine’s Regiment of the 3rd Mississippi Calvary Battalion – also attached to Nathan Forrest’s Calvary.  Robert had a brother named Allen. A story has gone around that Robert’s granddad was from Ireland.  I’ve heard the Irish connection from my dad as a Scotch-Irish ancestry with an accent that was difficult to understand.   He had sons Lee (my grandfather, whose full name was Robert Lee – became a Winter when adopted out to his Aunt), Lewis, Sarah (Sallie), Geneva and Julia and John.   It may be that his father was Armour J. Chapman, born 1811 in Tennessee, US as the birth dates are in line for a Robert S.   But I can find no ancestor to Armour and am not even sure that Armour is Robert S’s father. Robert can be contacted at rbtwntr at gmail dot com.

 

February 11, 2011

John Gullett wrote and is requesting assistance in locating their ancestors:  I have a Chapman ancestor, John Chapman, husband of Jane Tucker.  He lived in Marblehead MA we think.  His daughter Jane Chapman married William Pederick (1709 Bpt). Their daughter Mary Pederick (1783 bpt) married John Adams (l599 bpt-1804).  Their daughter Eliz Adams, married Capt. Thomas Martin.  Their daughter Mary Adams Martin married capt Richard Brown.   Their daughter Elizabeth Martin Brown married William C Knowland whose son Daniel P Knowland's daughter Nancy is my mother.

 

John can be contacted at gullett at gullett dot org.

February 5, 2011

Ross Perry sent an inquiry requesting assistance:  'I am looking for the parents and ancestry of Mary Chapman, who married my 5th ggf Daniel Peck in Norwich, CT on 7 October 1765.  The Norwich record states she was Mrs. Mary Chapman of East Haddam.

 

Daniel and Mary Peck moved on to Pawlet, VT and then Scipio, NY.  Known children were Esther (1766) and Sperry (1768).  Esther married my 4th ggf, Asahel Adams, in 1790 in Pawlet

 

I should have added in my original query that since the Norwich record calls Mary Mrs. she might very well be a widow of a Chapman, and not a birth Chapman.

 

Ross can be contacted at RPerry1391 at aol dot com.

February 02, 2011

Katy Thomas (Kathleen F. Chapman Thomas) wrote: I have recently acquired documents for my Uncle Junior – Glennard Owen Chapman b. 1-8-1922 now deceased (but I don’t have his date of death at my fingertips). I received them from his wife, who is now living in Bokeelia, Florida, when I visited her earlier this month.

 

I thought you might like to add the information to your online data records, so I have attached the scanned copy of his Enlisted Record and Report of Separation – Honorable Discharge as well as the letter sent to my grandmother advising the family of his status as missing in action.

 

I am also in the process of reading a booklet written by one of the men in his flight crew, Neal Lauve. It is called  ZDRAVO-ZDRAVO. Zdravo is a Yugoslavian word meaning friendship. It recounts their ordeal of being shot down, found by the Partisans, split up and helped in their walk across Europe to neutral territory. I have inquired if it has been computerized or if not, if I would be allowed to scan it into pdf format. This information and the Discharge paper and letter have been uploaded into the Military Section of Databases from the CFA Home page.

 

Katy may be contacted at kthomas at oakpointny dot com.

January 19, 2011

Steven Chapman wrote ...I was hoping to get more information from Ira T Chapman #186 on the genealogy of Joseph Chapman.  I was interested in the children of Joseph Chapman Jr in particular.  Joseph III may be in our direct line....

 

January 14, 2011

Steve Hill wrote ...I am a Hill family researcher (group 8 in Hill Surname Project) looking for a Chapman researcher working on a David Chapman/Tabitha Hill Chapman family from NC with their children moving later to Georgia.  David died in Chatham County NC around 1779.  Witnesses on his will were Robert Hill and Abner Hill.  Several of David’s children have the same given names of their Hill uncles/aunts/grandmother... 

 

January 12, 2011

Renndee Clapp wrote ... I have been using ancestry.com and am certain of my family tree from myself through the two Robert Chapman(s) in Baltimore, MD. However, I question the connection in many of the family trees on ancestry.com that connect them with yet another Robert Chapman who they claim is a descendant of Thomas Chapman in Jordan's Journey Virginia. For the life of me I cannot find proof or evidence connecting the Maryland Chapman’s to the early settlers in Virginia (Thomas Chapman).  So, what I am looking for is the father of the second 'Robert Chapman' and where he came from & whether there are any ancestors known ~ prior to the 'Robert Chapman(s)'.... 

 

January 11, 2011

Sharon Kirkorian writes ...I've had a land deed for about 25 years that is handwritten recording the sale of land/property to Thomas Gallup by J. Benjamin Chapman, yeoman, of Plainfield in the County of Whindham and Colony of Connecticut in New England.   It being the thirty-fifth lot in number drawn by Daniel Woodare...  One whole share in the town of Plainfield in New Hampshire which share contains in it a river lot already laid out it is dated 5 day of July 1765 in the 5th Year of His Majesty's Reign.   It is witnessed by Joshua Frink and Jemima Chapman. It is authorized (?) in the presence of Isaac Coit, Justice of Peace...  

 

January 2, 2011

Lorenz Finison wrote ... I am doing an article on the North Shore Bicycling Tours of the 1880s and came across the name of Carlton T. Chapman as having participated. It seems likely that he was your CTC since he was an artist, specializing in marine art, and Gloucester was definitely a maritime city.  Do you have any other information which would identify him as one and the same person? I can find no further local information about him, so I suspect that he was, as described, part of the summer population in the Gloucester area. 

 

December 22, 2010

Elizabeth Brummer Vilagi has requested information on her family:   She writes ...It looks like my grandmothers are directly linked back to Ruth Hill Chapman (7-30-1851) until the line breaks from Hervey.  Hervey is directly linked to Robert (1616).  

November 9, 2010

Evelyn Antoine has been conducting genealogical research as part of a DAR application in honor of her Grandmother.  She writes ...My Grandmother Marjorie Allen White was a DAR member since 1927.  Our Revolutionary Ancestor is Nathaniel Chapman (Sarah/Sally Gott), whose son James Chapman (Mary Jewel) was the father of Martha Trask Chapman (Sylvanus Boardman) whose daughter was Laura Walton Allen (Charles Henry Allen) who was the mother of Carl Alton Allen Sr (Lily Brown Allen) who was the father of my Grandmother (Marjorie Allen White) whose son is Randolph Allen White, my father.  I have read in numerous notations that my Nathaniel Chapman (Revolutionary War Private/Minute Man/Body Guard) is a direct descendant of Edward of Ipswich. I believe through Edward's son Nathaniel's line, although I have not been able to establish for myself yet.  I believe that I belong to the Chapman family and would like to find out how to apply for membership and to find out what information I might be able to obtain from other family members... I have photos pretty much all the way up to James Chapman.  I have copies of old tin types from my Grandmothers personal collection which she gave me a long time ago.  My Grandmother passed away in 2003.... 

 

October 25, 2010

Michael Johnson write ...The Joisah Frost people - three of them - listed below are consistent with my family's Connecticut history.  I'm looking for documentation to support the events, the dates and the parentage of the people listed below.

 

60. Philo Parker b. 26-NOV-1809, S. Coventry, CT, m. 1836, Huldah Frost, b. 21-OCT-1808, Wilbraham, MA, d. 05-DEC-1896.  Philo died 22-Feb-1888.

 

61. Huldah Frost b. 21-OCT-1808, Wilbraham, MA, d. 05-DEC-1896. 

 

122. Josiah Frost b. 6-Sep-1780, m. 8-May-1806, Nancy Bourne, b. 11-Nov-1783, d. 8-Sep-1854. Josiah died 5-Oct-1841.

123. Nancy Bourne b. 11-Nov-1783, d. 8-Sep-1854.

244. Josiah Frost b. 6-Jul-1745, Willington, CT, m. 23-Nov-1775, Patience Hammond, b. 17-May-1746, d. 12-Mar-1823. Josiah died 3-May-1822.

245. Patience Hammond b. 17-May-1746, d. 12-Mar-1823.

488. Josiah Frost b. 24-Jul-1706, Windsor, CT, m. 8-Nov-1739, in Windsor, CT, Mary Paulk, b. 8-Feb-1723, Tolland, CT. Josiah died 1749.

489. Mary Paulk b. 8-Feb-1723, Tolland, CT.

 

October 25, 2010

Melissa Chapman-Finnell is a descendent of James Faithfull Chapman; Harry Raymond Chapman; Ivan Chapman etc.  She is looking for family history and being in touch with relatives.  Ivan Chapman had 4 sons, 2 of which still farm in the Dawson area and nearby community.

 

September 10, 2010

Matt Chapman is researching his ancestors.  He is having trouble finding solid information for John Chapman of Marblehead, MA. The Marblehead Vital Records books lists his marriage to Lenora Bowden on 9/6/1831.  The record shows that his parents were Samuel Chapman Jr and Susanna Swan.  The book shows that couple having several children but not John Chapman.  Census data seems to indicate that John Chapman was born around 1809 and died between 1852 and 1860.  Any help in tracking this guy down would be greatly appreciated.

 

August 13, 2010

Dick and Dorothy Mickey sent this request:  My wife is Dorothy (Peppers) Mickey. Her mother was Emma Lavona Chapman who was the daughter of William Biggs Chapman, granddaughter of William Wooten Chapman, great granddaughter of Francis Marion Chapman. We currently have a book called Chapman Yesteryears by Florence (Chapman) Pike, 1977. Is there a more recent version of the Chapman family?

August 10, 2010

Betty Filkins is requesting information: Her Grandmother was Ruth Chapman 1903-1993.  Her father was John Fredrick Chapman and they lived in Alcove. Albany Co New York.  She remembered her Grandfather was William and she had an Uncle Bill but that’s as far as we get.

 

July 23, 2010

T. Chapman is currently working on my family genealogy and ran across your web site since all I know is my grandfather's name and where he is from I am having an issue finding any further info. With most of them gone and lack of money as my aunts and uncles grew up they did not know most of the family. Here is the info I know, would you be able to help me out or lead me ion the right direction?

 

ROBERT J. CHAPMAN was born on 15 September 1921, in Pennsylvania, USA.

Robert died on 22 February 2000, aged 78, in Indiana.

METTIE RUTH CHAPMAN (WHITSON) (Robert's wife) was born on 7 August 1921.

Mettie became generally known as Ruth. Ruth died on 16 February 2008, aged 86.

Robert J. Chapman32 married Mettie Ruth Chapman (Whitson). They had four children:

Patricia A Carr (Chapman) 23 in 1949

Robert Chapman26 in 1950

David Chapman29

Helen Watts (Chapman) 30

 

T. Chapman

July 12, 2010

Robert Anderson Chapman wants to research medical issues associated with the Chapman family. All the data he has is below.  He has just started working on his family tree and hassent in his DNA samples to the GeneTree.  He is hopeful all can help him navigate the research. 

 

Father:  Leon Chapman DOB 10-10-1929, Alvarado, TX

Mother:  Novella Fern Chapman, Born Dec 13, 1930, Eric, OK

Grandfather: James Anderson Sylvester Chapman DOB:  12/24/1889   Died:   01/00/1980, Alvarado, TX 76009

July 7, 2010

Nancy Jean Salvi is looking for the parents of her 5th generation great grandfather, Reuben Chapman Sr., born ca 1761 CT.  She believes his father is Collins Chapman Sr, born 1732 Saybrook CT.  LDS records list Collins Sr. with 4 children.  Collins JR (well documented) is born 1757, a second child (female) is born ca 1759, and a 3rd child (male) Chapman is born ca 1761.   She thinks this third child is my Reuben Chapman Sr.

 

A CFA member #589, David Westley Chapman, listed his Chapman ancestors, and I believe the elder Collins Chapman is my Reuben's father.  Everything fits....She does not have proof.  Here is what she knows:

Reuben (born ca 1761) married Hannah Botsford (born ca 1765) in Derby New Haven CT in 1780, He appears in the Derby New Haven CT Census for 1790, and I don't see him again.

His son, R(euben) Chapman Jr (born ca 1781) appears in the 1810 Oxford New Haven CT Census, and even he disappears after that.  Reuben Jr's wife, Polly, dies in 1813, the same year their daughter Polly Ann Chapman is born.

Daughter Polly Ann Chapman (born 1813), of Oxford. Marries Thomas Robinson in 1836.

Their daughter Sarah Maria Robinson married James Livingston Adams in 1857...continuing the line to me. 

 

Nancy

July 5, 2010

Lowell Ray Anderson happened on to the Chapman Family Association website when searching the Internet to verify some information on my wife's g-g-grandfather.

 

He was Isaac Chapman, born in China, Maine in the late 1700s, married Mercy Doe and had a daughter Rebecca F. bon on 3 Feb 1817.  Isaac was supposedly a sea captain and was supposedly killed in the war of 1812.

 

In your website database War of 1812 Chapman’s I cannot identify him, nor do I find any Chapman as being from Maine.

 

I did find him in the War of 1812 Land Bounty-Index, but something seems to me amiss here: Chapman, Isaac SO2511, SC2687 Bounty 6200-160-1812

Pvt Capt Stanley’s Co Mass Mil, Capt EA Allen’s Co US inf 1/1//1813-8/4/1813, 9/4/1813-29/6/1815

Residence 1871 Pittston, Kennebec Co Maine died Oct 8, 1848 China Maine wife Mercy Doe m July 24, 1803 Vassalboro Maine d Nov 7, 1876.  In that he is shown as residing in Pittston, Main in 1871 though he is shown as having died in 1848. 

 

Lowell

July 3, 2010

Leela A. Chapman (#470) is looking for proof or documentation that William Simon Chapman was the son of Lewis Neal Chapman and Sally Pointer.  This is a cousin of #505 that I’m doing a DAR Application for.

 

Leela

June 30, 2010

Jeri Winkler is requesting information on LEWIS NEIL CHAPMAN, born Feb. 1779, died April 1863.  He was married to SALLY POINTER, born 1782, died 1825.  They both died in KY.  I'm looking for information on their children. 

 

Jeri

June 10, 2010

Virginia Sharp is looking for more descendants of Leicester Chapman from Asheville, NC.  There was one child, Robert Chapman, who moved to Texas.

 

Virginia

May 23, 2010

Deanne Taylor is requesting any assistance with researching her newly discovered Chapman ancestors. She is looking for information on; WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Sr., who was born circa 1772 in Connecticut, possibly New Hartford. William, Sr. it appears died sometime after 1850 in Middlebury, Vermont. He was possibly married to an ANNE CORRE. William and Anne had at least two children; LUCY JANE CHAPMAN (1806-1860) and WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Jr. (1809-1897). Both Williams appear in the 1850 Vermont Census, Addison County in the town of Middlebury. Looking for information on WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Sr., his parents and if his wife was indeed, ANNE CORRE.

 

Deanne

May 6, 2010

CFA member, Phyllis (Shelly) Chapman is requesting CFA assistance with researching her line. She is looking for information on the following people; SAMUEL CHAPMAN, who was supposedly born circa 1812-1813 in Hampshire County, Virginia. He was married to MARY JONES, born 2 January 1815 in the same county. The family is in the 1840 census of Licking County, Ohio – in the same county there resides TIMOTHY CHAPMAN, JOSEPH CHAPMAN and SALATHIEL CHAPMAN. Timothy and Salathiel are in the 50-60 age range while Joseph is 30-40 and Samuel is 20-30.  By 1860 – Samuel and family are in Illinois.

 

Shelly

May 6, 2010

Mike and Anna Louise Hetzel have contacted CFA looking for information on a Stephen Chapman, born June 1762 in Hadlyme, Ct. and married in 1780 in Lyme, NH. He entered Revolutionary forces from Spencertown, NY as a substitute for Samuel (presumably a brother).

 

Mike and Anna Louise

April 26, 2010

Barbara E. Hew has contacted CFA looking for information on Lucy Chapman from SC who married a Lemuel Clement.

 

Barbara

 

April 16, 2010

Elaine Chapman Booth has contacted CFA in reference to the DNA Project, seeking information for Amos Chapman born approx. 1745 in Cumberland Co PA. Amos’s father was John Chapman who died in Shelby County Kentucky around 1820 and may have been the son of a William Chapman who lived in Cumberland Co PA in 1750-52. Amos had a son, John Chapman born 1791 and married Betsy Rodman. They had sons William Rodman, John A, Amos B, and Hugh Rodman Chapman.

 

Elaine

April 3, 2010

Steve Valenta has contacted CFA looking for information on George Harold Chapman (1890-1967), and his father, Solomon Austin Chapman (1858-1909) from Tipton, Iowa. Other known information:  S.A. Chapman's father was Rev. Charles Stowe Chapman (1832-1910) born Binghamton, N.Y., died in Tipton, Iowa. Charles parents are believed to have been Austin Benjamin Chapman (1809-1877) born in Connecticut, died in Tipton, Iowa

 

Steve

Mar. 27, 2010

Colleen Barnett has contacted CFA looking for information on John (Johnny Appleseed) Chapman, possible uncle, and her grandparents Frank Benjamin Chapman born 12/8/1881 and married in 1/06/1906 to Carrie Fiebelkorn born 1/23/1883.They were from New York State and lived in the small town of Cherry Creek.

 

Colleen

Feb. 21, 2010

Darlene Block has contacted CFA looking for information on Thomas Chapman, a revolutionary war soldier, national id # A020974. Born 28 May 1758 in Maryland and died 1814 in Warren Co. Ky. Married to a Rebecca Tood. Possibly connected to a Rev. Giles Chapman of the Brethern faith.

 

Darlene

Feb. 21, 2010

Julie Albright (Chapman) has contacted CFA looking for information on her family line. Her grandparents were Floyd and Bessie Chapman. Floyd was born in the Oklahoma Indian territory and was in the US Cavalry. Floyd had two brothers, Earl and Rufus (Pete), and two sisters, Susan (Susie) and Ruby.

 

Julie

Feb. 03, 2010

Phillip Maine has contacted CFA looking for information on the family of Mary Chapman born 1684 Prince George, Prince George County, VA died 1721 Prince George, Prince George County, VA she married James Harrill born 3 May 1679 in Northlumberland County, VA died 1762 in Prince George, Prince George County, VA. My sources say her father was a Thomas Chapman Harrell - Dye- Parnell- Fry family tree.  Please note Mary Chapman is the nearest chapman in my family. 

 

Phillip

Jan. 18, 2010

Sandra Chapman Melnychenko has contacted CFA looking for information on George William Chapman. Born 24 Dec. 1848 to Alfred Mundy Chapman and Sarah Haverfield. Came to US from UK with Brother Thomas Chapman while teenagers.

 

Sandra

Jan. 18, 2010

Anthony L. Pesce has contacted CFA looking for information on John Wesley Chapman (20 Dec 1855- 15 May 1922) Born in Ohio. Married to Martha Emily Eaks. Specifically, looking for information on parents.

 

Anthony

Dec. 22, 2009

Anna Dorsey Cooke Allison has contacted CFA looking for information on Catherine Chapman, who married Francis Whlting Cooke about 1840 in Gloucester County, VA.  She died October 22, 1870.  Her parents were THOMAS CHAPMAN and FANNY [FRANCES ?]

 

Anna

Oct. 31, 2009

Sue Cooper has contacted CFA looking for information on Archibald Chapman, of Sumner, Co. TN.

 

Sue

Oct. 16, 2009

Suzanne Clary, President of the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, NY. has contacted CFA looking for information on William P. Chapman, his family, and Whitby Castle.

 

Suzanne

Sept. 27, 2009

James Bates has contacted CFA looking for information on a first name >Felon, Felan, Fylon, Faylon > last name Chatmon, Chapmon, Chatman, Chapman.

 

James

Sept. 13, 2009

Gale Stanford has contacted CFA looking for information on Chapman’s from the Isle of Wight in the 1600-1700’s. He is specifically needing source documentation for the marriage of Frances Chapman to Thomas Gale.

 

Gale

Aug. 16, 2009

Bob Dickey has contacted CFA looking for information on a Clinton Chapman, with whom he served with in Viet Nam. They were in Mike Company, 3rd battalion, 27th Marine regiment (M Co. 3/27).

 

Bob

Jul. 19, 2009

James has contacted CFA with significant information on a Joe Chapman, Trail Driver (1854-1941) buried in the Benton City, TX Cemetery.  He was born in TN.  In addition he has information on a Sarah Bartlett Chapman-born in Westchester Co., NY and photo of tombstone of Ulysses (Mar.31, 1808-Dec.7, 1895) & Sarah Bartlett Chapman (Jan15, 1826-Apr.16, 1911) married Sep.30, 1846.  Further he has information on the descendants of an Asahel Chapman born in TN.  

 

James

May 18, 2009

My name is Janice. I am searching for verification that my great-grandmother Margaret Chapman Ross was born on the Chapman farm circa 1854 in Butler County, KY. She was a slave there until her escape to Mound City, KS in 1863. I have documentation of her life on that KY farm.

 

Janice

May 18, 2009

I am a Summers researcher and today found your Chapman Family website. It’s a great site! I descend from Dent Summers c1727-1809 brother of Rev. Joseph Summers (whose dau. Mary m. Giles Chapman). I’ve recently begun to concentrate my research on the family of Rev. Joseph Summers and hope that you can share any data; names of children, birth/death, marriages, etc. He then goes on to say: while researching today, I found a link Historic houses of South Carolina which may be of interest to you, i.e., lists Sarah Chapman m. 1795 John Craig in SC.

Del Groves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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