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John Chapman, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1818
Wiltshire, England
Death: Feb. 25, 1896
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

Son of William D. Chapman & Mary (Green) Chapman. Married Harriet Coleman May 6, 1838 in England. They arrived in New York on the ship Underwriter from England May 22, 1861.

Eleven children were born to their unionóJames, Elijah, Rebecca, Judah, John, Nephi, Harriett J., Eliza J., Heber W., Thomas, and Benjamin.

CHAPMAN - John CHAPMAN, Sr., came to Harrison County in the spring of 1865, and settled on the PIDGEON farm. He rented that farm of Mr. Lindley EVANS, and after one year removed to Harris Grove in LaGrange Township, where he purchased forty acres of land, twenty acres improved and twenty acres timber. He lived there three years, sold out, and moved back to the PIGEON, in Union Township, where he purchased eighty acres of wild land, improved it, and there remained until the autumn of 1889, when he moved into Persia.

He was born in Wiltshire, England, July 14, 1818, where he remained until 1861, and sailed for America. He was twenty-eight days on the ocean, and finally found his way to Florence, Neb., halted six weeks, and then with ox teams started for Ogden, Utah, accompanied by his brother William, who came from Utah to meet him. They left Florence in July and arrived in Ogden, September 12, 1861. He remained in Utah until 1864, and then made the overland trip back to Florence, Neb., arriving in July. In the spring of 1865, he came to Harrison County.

He was married in England, May 6, 1838, to Miss Harriet CEALMAN, by whom eleven children were bornóJames, Elijah, Rebecca, Judah, John, Nephi, Harriett J., Eliza J., Heber W., Thomas, and Benjamin.

I am sure he would have chuckled if he could have looked ahead to the year 2004 and saw that a future grandson would have a reality television show called Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Family links: 
  William D. Chapman (1786 - 1859)
  Mary Green Chapman (1792 - 1871)
  Harriet Coleman Chapman (1815 - 1895)*
  Elijah Chapman (1838 - 1927)*
  James Chapman (1839 - 1919)*
  Judah Chapman (1843 - 1896)*
  John Chapman (1845 - 1933)*
  Nephi Chapman (1848 - 1923)*
  William Heber Chapman (1854 - 1930)*
  Thomas Chapman (1856 - ____)*
  Benjamin Chapman (1858 - 1914)*
  Benjiman Chapman (1858 - 1914)*
  John Chapman (1818 - 1896)
  William Chapman (1820 - 1902)*
  James Chapman (1822 - ____)*
  Thomas Chapman (1825 - 1895)*
  Mary Chapman Barker (1830 - 1897)*
  Martha Chapman Spanswick (1840 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Valley View Cemetery
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Jolene Chapman
Record added: Aug 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75764952
John Chapman, Sr
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