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Margaret Caroline Jay Chapman
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1829
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1911
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA

Margaret Caroline Jay Chapman
Daughter of Barzilla Graves Jay and Jane McCullough Jay
Born in Abbeville, South Carolina
Died in Stonewall, OK


March 9, 1911

" Mrs. Caroline [Jay] Chapman died at the home of her son John Chapman on Sunday morning early, March 5.

Mrs. Chapman was born in South Carolina. Her father, Barzella Jay settled in Hancock County, Indiana about 1849. The subject of this sketch was married to William H. Chapman.

The family moved to Illinois, then to Red River County, Texas and about thirty years ago moved near Ahloso, on what is now known as the "Chapman Farm".

William H. Chapman, her husband died a few years ago. She had eight children. Only two are living. John Chapman, of Ada and Charley Chapman of Clarksville, Texas.

Her history has been a most remarkable one. When the wife of her son Joseph died leaving five orphan children, she took them into her house and cared for them until maturity. When Joseph died leaving four more orphans, she and her husband went to Indianapolis, picked up the little waifs, brought them home and cared for them until they took their flight into the great wide world to fight the battle of life alone. Later her son William and his wife both died, leaving four more orphans, the children were taken to her home where they are cared for at the present.

Hospitality was one of her many virtues, and kindness was the basis and guiding principal to her creed. No tramp or other person ever came to her door and went away hungry.

The affection and devotion of her son John for his aged mother, as she was passing through the dark valley and shadow of death were beautiful and touching even to the point of sublimity.
The remains were taken to Frisco this morning and were laid to rest this afternoon. A large number of friends were at the Katy depot this morning to show their respect to the deceased and her family, and quite a number accompanied her remains to their last resting place.


Margaret Caroline Jay Chapman was buried on March 7 1911 in Frisco Cemetery, Frisco, Oklahoma. She was married to William Henry Chapman, Senior on March 29, 1849 in Hancock Co, Indiana.

Contributed by Colleen Brown #46875999. 
Family links: 
  William H Chapman (1827 - 1903)*
  Joseph Barzilla Chapman (1850 - 1894)*
  Charles Worthington Chapman (1859 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Frisco Cemetery
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: J&G Sanders
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46717879
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