INQUIRIES

Abel Chapman

Charlie Chapman is looking for possible relatives of Abel Chapman who was in Newton County, MS in the mid1800's. He is researching family history and some relatives might have been on Abel's plantation.

Adam Chapman

I stumbled across your Chapman website accidentally this evening and noticed my 3rd g grandparents at the very top of your Scotland Marriages.They were Adam Chapman and Helen Thomson. I also found Adam’s parents and daughters marriage records on the list.Have these come from members of your group, and if so, is there a way for me to find other family members who descend from this line?

Alpheus Chapman

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,
 

Alfred J. Chapman                                                       Feb. 5, 2014

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

Ammyson Chapman

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 greatgreat 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) greatgrandchildren) They had Allyson Rebecca Schaal who married Timothy Dale Moore. Which resulted in me Courtney Michelle Moore.

Amos Chapman

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.

Andrew Austin Chapman                                  Jun. 1, 2014

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.

Archibald Chapman

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

Augustus Chapman Allen

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?