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Amos Chapman
b. ~1845 Pennsylvania - d. 17 Feb 1820 Shelby Co., Kentucky
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Amos Chapman was born in Pennsylvania about 1745/46 before Cumberland County, PA was created in 1752. We know nothing about Amos as he grows up. Early records in Cumberland Co. name a William Chapman in 1754 and a John Chapman in1752. No real evidence has been found for the name of his father or grandfather, but deductive reasoning leads us to possibilities until more substantial proof has been found. Our Amos Chapman served in the Revolutionary War. Amos enlisted in the Continental Army during January 1776 as a resident of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and was discharged in January of 1781. He received a Pension for honorable service. He enlisted first the in 6th PA Battalion, Robert Adams Co as a private and advanced to a Sergeant on the Pennsylvania line with Capt. Adams, Bratton’s and Miller’s Companies and Col. William Irvine's 7th Pennsylvania Regiment. Amos returned to Cumberland Co, PA after his militia service and then moved to Jefferson Co., Kentucky in 1782. I might suspect he may have received a land grant for his military service, but one has not yet found. He had 4 daughters and one son born in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. But no marriage has been found for him. The administration of the Estate of Amos Chapman lists Nancy Chapman as Executrix. We suspect this is his wife in 1820, but she is too young to be the mother of his older children. No grave has been found for either Amos (died 1820) or his wife Nancy (died about 1836). Amos has a rich posterity with many descendant both known and unknown. The search is on to find his Ancestors and his Descendants.

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Elaine Chapman Booth
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Amos Chapman

b. abt 1745-46 Pennsylvania        d. 17 Feb 1820 Shelby Co., Kentucky Married in Pennsylvania

Nancy Unknown

b. abt 1760-65       d. 1836 Kentucky


1. Hannah Chapman b. 1784 Cumberland Co, PA d. 1850/60 Shelby Co., KY 2. Jane Chapman b. 16 Feb 1789 Cumberland Co.,  PA d. 6 Apr 1864 Shelby Co., KY 3. John Chapman  b. 1791 d. 1860/1870 m. Elizabeth "Betsy" Rodman Children: William b. 1814 Mary Jane b. 1815/20 unknown b. 1815/20 John A. b. 1822 Hugh b. 1825 Rachel b. 1825 Rebecca b. abt 1827 Amos B. b. 1829/39 Martha Ann b. abt 1835 Mary Elizabeth b. abt 1840 4. Rebecca Chapman b. 1793 d. unknown 5. Mary "Polly" Chapman  b. 1794/1795 KY d. 1874 6. Nancy Chapman b. 1794/1800 d. unknown

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