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Sidney Smith Chapman
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1827
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1893
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Sidney was the first of nine children born to parents Jacob Kimbel Chapman and his wife Juliza Griffith. He married Rebecca Jane Clarke on March 30, 1848 in Macomb, Illinois. They had ten children: Franklin Marion; Emma E.; Charles Clarke; Elizabeth Henrietta; David; Christopher Columbus; William; Samuel James; Dolla E.; Louella M.
"History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with sketches of it's cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens" pgs. 425 & 426

Charles C. Chapman & Co. 1879

S.S. CHAPMAN. Sidney Smith Chapman was born near the mouth of Black River on Lake Erie, in the vicinity of Amherst, Ohio, Nov. 12, 1827, and is the son of Jacob Kimble and Julia (Griffith) Chapman.

S.S. remained in Ohio until he was ten years old, when he came to Illinois with his parents. When they went to Wisconsin he was sick with the "chills" and did not go. In Aug 1845 he went to Macomb, where with the exception of a season on a farm a few miles east of that city and one year at Bardolph in the same county, he lived till 1868. On Nov 3 of that year he moved to Vermont, this county, and in 1872 to Chicago, and returned to this county, locating in Astoria in 1876. His father was a mechanic and labored at ship-carpentering. He also adopted the life of a mechanic, and has been engaged at almost all the trades at different times, and as a mechanic possesses an ingenious mind. During the years he lived in Chicago and for several years previously, he was engaged in contracting and building, at which business he is now employed. He enjoyed but limited advantages to obtain an education, the early years of his life being passed upon the frontier at hard labor.

He was united in marriage with Rebecca Jane Clarke, March 30, 1848. She was the daughter of David and Eliza Swink (Russell) Clarke, and was born in Kentucky Nov 20, 1829. Her parents were pioneers of this state. The former was born Sep 28, 1799, and the latter Jul 3, 1805, both in Kentucky, and she died Sep 18, 1875. There were born to S.S. and Rebecca J. Chapman ten children: Frank M., born Jan 1, '49; Emma E., Oct 24, '50; Charles C., July 2, '53; Eliza H., Feb 21, '55, died Sep 13, '60; David E., Feb 6, '57, deceased Oct 27, '57; Christopher C., Aug 23, '58; William D., Feb 4, '61, deceased Dec 30, '61; Samuel J., Oct 22, '62; Dollie E., Aug 14, '64; Luella, May 22, ''70. All of them were born at Macomb save Columbus and Luella, the former of whom was born at Bardolph and the latter at Vermont. Mrs. Rebecca Chapman died suddenly on the evening of Jan 2, 1874, in Chicago, and was laid at rest in the cemetery at Macomb. Sidney S. was again married Dec 30, 1875 to Ann Eliza Clarke, a sister of his former wife. Two children, Ira and an infant, have been born to them. Emma E. married L.W.B. Johnson Dec 18, 1873, and now resides in Kansas. 
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  Rebecca Jane Clarke Chapman (1829 - 1874)
  Frank Marion Chapman (1849 - 1908)*
  Elizabeth Henrietta Chapman (1855 - 1860)*
  David E. Chapman (1857 - 1857)*
  William D. Chapman (1861 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 101 Lot 52 North 20 feet
Created by: Michelle Shreve
Record added: May 04, 2010
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Sidney Smith Chapman
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In memory of Sidney Smith Chapman.
- Laurel Robson
 Added: Aug. 25, 2011
Illinois Public Land Purchase Records; Sidney S. Chapman, section: SWNE, price $125. Total, $5000, date 8 Nov 1855. Vol. 070, p. 210.1850 census, McDonough Co., Illinois; S. S. Chapman age 22, occupation "brick mason"In the 1870 census, Vermont,...(Read more)
- Leonard Chapman
 Added: Aug. 6, 2010

- Michelle Shreve
 Added: May. 4, 2010

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