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Thomas Chapman
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1825
West Lavington
Wiltshire, England
Death: Mar. 9, 1895
Harrison County
Iowa, USA

Son of William & Mary (Green) Chapman.

CHAPMAN - Thomas CHAPMAN, whose residence is on the south line of section 33 of Cass Township, has been a resident of the county sonce 1865, when he settled on his present place, consisting of a fractional quarter section. He is a native of England, born September 23, 1825, in Wiltshire, and is a son of William and Mary (GREEN) CHAPMAN, and was the fourth child of a family of ten children.

His father was a farmer, and died in England. Two years after his father's death his mother came to America, and died in Harrison County. When our subject was sixteen years old, in England, he commenced working at shoemaking, which he followed most of the time until he came to America, as well as one year afterwards.

It was during the month of January that he bid farewell to his native land and sailed for America, landing at New Orleans, and from thence by boat up to Council Bluffs, and during the year 1851 purchased the farm in Boomer Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

But like so many others at that date, he saw visions of golden wealth and prosperity, and in 1852 started for Salt Lake, crossing the plains with ox-teams. He remained in that country twleve years, just prior to his settlement in Harrison County. In the fall of 1851 he had assisted in surveying a part of the section lines in Harrison County.

November 20, 1847, he was united in marriage with Amelia WILLIS, in England. She died in Salt Lake, April 9, 1856, and in 1857 he was married to Mrs. Deborah J. BLAIR, daughter of James and Rebecca (HALL) BUSHNELL, a native of England...
Family links: 
  William D. Chapman (1786 - 1859)
  Mary Green Chapman (1792 - 1871)
  Amelia Willis Chapman (1816 - 1856)
  Deborah Jane Bushnell Chapman (1819 - 1895)*
  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: Sep 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75811734
Thomas Chapman
Added by: dkwhite
Thomas Chapman
Added by: dkwhite
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