b. 1617 ENGLAND


Family Manager: Phillip Ellsworth

There are more descendants of Edward Chapman in the Chapman Family Association than from any other family branch. This begins a series of Edward and his descendants.
Two different Edward Chapman genealogies were published in the last half of the 19th century. Though a Jacob Chapman was involved with both of them there were differences, and it appears there were two Jacob Chapmans.. Following the introduction we provide a merged genealogy that attempts to reconcile the differences and extends or corrects the genealogy based on data from present day Chapmans.
In this piece we will provide a facsimile of the title pages, the introductory comments, preface, etc. of both books. In these sections we are adhering to the original format as much as possible. Some of the content of this piece deals with the format and organization of their data. Those explanations will not apply in our genealogy that will follow because they were done with a computer genealogy program using the present day formats and the modified register system.

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DISCLAIMER: These are living documents subject to change as evidence dictates.  Genealogy is not something that is ever completely finished. Time and technology tends to catch up with the best works. If in reading the following offerings you believe you have a correction or different version, do not hesitate to discuss it with the family manager.




m1. Mary Symonds, Mar 1641/2 Rowley, Essex Co., MA


  • 1. Simon (Symonds) b. 1643 d. 1735, m. Mary Brewer

    • Symon b. 1667​

    • Edward b. 1669

    • John b. 1671

    • Simon b. 1672

    • Dorothy b. 1675

    • Mary b. 1677

    • Joseph b. 1682

  • 2. Nathaniel b. 1645 d. 169, m. Mary Wilburn

  • 3. Samuel b. 1654 d. 1722-23, Ruth Ingalls

    • Abigail​

    • John b. 1680

    • Mary

    • Mercy

    • Nathaniel II b. 1675

    • Elizabeth b. 1685

    • Hannah b. 1691

    • Michael b. 1694

    • David b. 1695

    • Edward b. 1702

m2. Dorothy Swan, 10 Jun 1659 Ipswich, Essex Co., MA