|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1844|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1934|
He was the son of James Lawson and husband of Rachel Catherine Carter. They were married December 19, 1867 in Nineva, Johnson County, Indiana. Their children:Wm. S., John A., Mary,(disappeared one day, never heard of again)Rhoda, Millard F., Ernest, Ethel, Pernie and Maud. He was a soldier in Co. L 6th Regiment KY Vol. Cavary in the Civil War.
Mr. David Allen Chapman
Mr. David Allen Chapman died at his home near Nobob, Thursday of last week, lacking until April 19 of being ninety years of age. He was which he died. His death takes from Barren County the last remaining member of the Union Army during the Civil War. And on the Confederate side there is not a man who served during the war. Mr. W. H. Denham, one of Mr. Chapman's neighbors, is said to have taken the oath as a soldier on the Confederate side, but he was never called into service, and was not therefore an active soldier, as he did not leave home.
Mr. Chapman is survived by two sons: Mr. Millard Chapman of Glasgow; Mr. Ernest Chapman, with whom he lived; four daughters: Mrs. Ethel Norris, of Nobob, Mrs. Rhoda Billingsley, of Illinois, Mrs. Mary Welch, of Illinois and another daughter who lives in Indiana. He also leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He leaves two brothers: Mr. Sanford Chapman, of Warren County, Mr. Ike Chapman, of Louisville.
Mr. Chapman was a member of the Christian church, and was a quiet man who attended strictly to his won business and did not bother others.
It is worthy to note that his father, the late Mr. Loss Chapman, was also a Union soldier in the Civil War and the two, father and son, were in different regiments, and both fought through the war without seeing each other. After the war was over, it so happened that both were ordered to the same camp to be mustered out, and strange as it may seem, each wrapped himself in his blanket to sleep. The next morning, when they woke, and threw off their blankets, they saw each other, the first time during their three or four years service in the war. They both then returned to Nobob, where the father died quite a number of years ago.
"Allen" Chapman, as he was known to his friends, very few knew that "David" belong to his name, lived within one month and 19 days of being ninety years old. But he has been very feeble in health, as well as in mind, for several years.
The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Union No. 2, only a short distance from his home, Saturday, after funeral services by Rev. Fred Kingery, a neighbor and friend.
Rachel Catherine Carter Chapman (1848 - 1915)*
William L Chapman (1868 - 1886)*
John Allen Chapman (1870 - 1927)*
Rhoda E. Chapman Billingsley (1875 - 1954)*
Milliard Franklin Chapman (1881 - 1963)*
Ernest Chapman (1883 - 1956)*
Pernie R Chapman (1889 - 1903)*
Union Cemetery #2
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Originally Created by: Marcella Headrick
Record added: Nov 12, 2002
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