John Wesley Chapman

John Wesley Chapman

Mason County, West Virginia, USA
Death 7 Sep 1927 (aged 86)
Glenwood, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Glenwood, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 141127606 · View Source
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Son of John Mallory Chapman and a Miss Wallace.

CO. D. 7th WVA CAV. Civil War

The Chapman family moved to what is now West Virginia in the 1830's from Culpeper Co., Virginia.

John Mallory Chapman settled his family on the Mud River near the present town of Milton.

One of John Mallory's sons, John Wesley, purchased land on Rocky Fork, Mason Co., West Virginia and built a log home in 1862.

Family legend has it that John Wesley went AWOL from the Union Army in the Spring of 1862, built his home and returned to the Army in December of that year. John Wesley's first wife bore him two children: Wilbur and Jennie, and died in childbirth.

He second married Mary Wright and they had six children: Byrd, Rosetta (1898) Birth Record, James W. (1891) Birth Record, Jim, Fannie, and Lewis b. Dec. 23, 1892. Son Lewis inherited the family farm upon the death of his father in 1927.

(History of Mason County West Virginia 1987, p. 65)

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