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Samuel Forrer Chapman
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1838
Luray
Page County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 21, 1919
Alleghany County
Virginia, USA

Occupation: Baptist Minister

RESIDENCES: A resident of Luray District #3 in 1860, Page Co., Va. He was listed as a student and within the year had graduated from Columbia University as a minister.

RECORD OF SERVICE: Enlisted 5/3/1861 in Co. B, 17th Va. Inf. at Front Royal. Transferred to the Dixie Artillery, 10/10/1861 and enlisted at Manassas. Appointed lieutenant. Reassigned by Special Order # 186/14 (6/18/1863). Transferred to Mosby's 43rd Bttn. Va. Cav. on 1/11/1864. Appointed captain. Paroled 4/22/1865 at Winchester: age 26, 5'11", fair complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes.

POSTWAR INFORMATION: S.F. Chapman went on to serve as a chaplain with the 4th Immune Regiment in the Spanish American War, continuing to minister in Virginia, and father of the public school system in Alleghany Co., Va., becoming its first superintendent of public schools. A member of Stonewall Jackson Camp, UCV, Staunton, Va., 2/6/1906.

Spouse:
Eliza Rebecca Elgin
Marriage Date & Place 28 Jul 1864 at Marshall, Fauquier Co., Va.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Allen Chapman (1808 - 1872)
  Elizabeth Forrer Chapman (1811 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Rebecca Elgin Chapman (1846 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Ella Lee Chapman (1865 - 1954)*
  Edmund Gaines Chapman (1867 - 1935)*
  Elizabeth Forrer Chapman Revercomb (1870 - 1946)*
  William Allen Chapman (1871 - 1939)*
  Gustavus Adolphus Elgin Chapman (1876 - 1900)*
  Herbert Douglas Chapman (1882 - 1965)*
  Mary L Chapman Stephenson (1887 - 1946)*
  Infant Daughter Chapman (1889 - 1889)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Forrer Chapman (1838 - 1919)
  William Henry Chapman (1840 - 1929)*
  Edmund Gaines Chapman (1842 - 1917)*
  Hannah Catherine Chapman (1843 - 1916)*
  Margaret Anne Chapman (1847 - 1933)*
  John Newton Chapman (1849 - 1934)*
  James Harvey Chapman (1850 - 1851)*
  George Thomas Chapman (1851 - 1928)*
  Andrew Jackson Chapman (1854 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Covington
Covington City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
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