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.
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.
Thomas Chapman and Ann Harding
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.
Thomas Chapman b. c1691
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)...
Thomas Chapman Aug. 8, 2013
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?
Thomas Chapman Aug. 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 YDNA 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 writeup 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 writeup. 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.
Thomas Chapman b. 1812, Mary E. Chapman 1819
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.