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Joseph John "el Ingles" Chapman
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Birth: 1784
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1849
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Joseph John Chapman was the son of Daniel Chapman (born Ipswich, England) and Rosenda Cananta (born Boston, Massachusetts). Trained as a carpenter and blacksmith, at a young age Joseph Chapman took to the sea. When Argentina proclaimed its independence from Spain in 1811 (the same year México began its own war for independence), Chapman headed for South America where he signed on with the crew of the Argentine privateer Santa Rosa early in 1818. The Santa Rosa's crew mutinied off the coast of Chile and sailed for Hawaii. The ship was followed there by Argentine corsair Hipólito Bouchard, commander of the rebel frigate "Argentina." Bouchard impressed the crew of the Santa Rosa back into Argentine service and sailed for the coast of Spanish Alta California. A few days after Bouchard's raid on Monterey in October 1818, Chapman and two other men were sent ashore to re-fill water casks some 30 miles north of Santa Bárbara. Alert "coast watchers" spotted them and all three men were captured on the beach. After winning over his jailers, Joseph Chapman supervised the construction of two mills that still stand today; a fulling mill (to soften wool fiber) near Mission Santa Inez and a grist mill at San Marino. He was held nominally as a prisoner until the arrival of news in 1821 proclaiming Mexico's independence from Spain. Now a free man, Joseph Chapman converted to Roman Catholicism and was baptized as "José Juan Chapman y Cananta" at Mission San Buenaventura June 24, 1822 (SBV Baptism 03602). Soon thereafter he married María Guadalupe Ortega y Sánchez at Mission Santa Inez November 6, 1822 (SI Marriage 00326). Guadalupe was born at Santa Bárbara and baptized at the Presidio Chapel (BP Baptism 00194). She was the daughter of soldado José Vicente Ortega y Carrillo (1773-1807) and María Antonia Sánchez y Montiel (1781-1870), and the grand-daughter of Capitán José Francisco Ortega (1732-1798). Chapman soon took his bride to Los Angeles where he assisted in the construction of the new Los Angeles Plaza Church and oversaw the construction of a schooner, which he christened the "Guadalupe" (after his wife?). Los Angeles was where he planted a vinyard and became a citizen of Mexico in 1831. He returned to Santa Bárbara in 1832, where his last five children were born. Joseph and Guadalupe were grantees of Rancho San Pedro in 1838. Joseph Chapman regained his U.S. citizenship with the transfer of California's sovereignty in 1848. He died just a few months later at Santa Bárbara on January 9, 1849, and was buried in the Mission Cemetery ("cementerio de esta Yglesia") on January 10 (BP Death 00843).

(Biography based on source material provided by the original creator of this memorial, Terry Chaffee, and current manager's research.)
(born at Los Angeles)
- José de los Dolores Ramón Saturniño
- José Juan
- María Rita (1827-1849; married Francisco Ortega, 1843)
- María Ignacia (1829-1856; married Jose G. V. Elwell, 1851)
- María Clara Guadalupe
(born at Santa Bárbara)
- María de la Concepción (bp Dec 8, 1833; BP Baptisms 01019)
- María Dolores de la Concepción (1836-1901; married William S. Maris, 1855)
- María Teresa de la Concepción (bp Dec 10, 1838; BP Baptisms 01298)
- Maria Fervorosa
- María del Refugio (bp Apr 10, 1842; BP Baptisms 01493)
- Jose Antonio (never married)
Family links: 
  Jose Dolores Chapman (1823 - 1883)*
  Jose Juan Chapman (1825 - 1866)*
  Clara Guadalupe Chapman Ortega (1831 - 1897)*
  Fervorosa Chapman Puig (1839 - 1919)*
  Jose Antonio Chapman (1845 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Mission Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Maintained by: Steve
Originally Created by: Terry Chaffee
Record added: Oct 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22584849
Joseph John el Ingles Chapman
Added by: Steve
Joseph John el Ingles Chapman
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perhaps I have my blue eyes from you. Fred Chapman was my grandfather, eleanor chapman is my mother. My uncles are Fred,(deceased)Donald and Clifford. My grandmother Rafelita was also an Ortega descendant.
- Lucinda Martinez
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
~Tiana , Catarina & Neenah & Demetria Alves
 Added: May. 16, 2011
Puede navegar por siempre en paz
- Terry Chaffee
 Added: Jan. 9, 2011
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