Maj Henry Henley Chapman

Maj Henry Henley Chapman

Birth
Charles County, Maryland, USA
Death 5 Dec 1821 (aged 57)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot North Hill, Lot 124.
Memorial ID 38696295 · View Source
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Charles County, Maryland

Chapman, Henry Henley (1764-1821). Son of John and Catharine Chapman, he married first to Eleanor Hanson (died in 1796) and second to Mary Davidson. They had at least eleven children, including John Henley Chapman (1801-1814) and Anne Hanson Chapman (died in 1796). Henry H. Chapman was an Ensign in the 2nd Maryland Line in 1781, Lieutenant in 1782 and served until November 1783 (held the rank of Major by 1821). Styled Esquire in 1795 and was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, he served in the Lower House of the Maryland Legislature from 1787 to 1815 and was speaker in 1798 to 1799 and 1814 to 1815. He was also a Justice of Charles County from 1789 to 1793, an associate Justice of the First Division in 1792, a Maryland Senate Elector in 1796, 1801 and 1811 and served on the Executive Council from 1816 to 1819.

From A Portrait of Old Georgetown
On the northwest corner of Dumbarton Avenue and Congress (31st) Street was the home of Judge Henry Henley Chapman, who came to Georgetown from Annapolis in the early twenties. He married Miss Mary Davidson, daughter of Colonel John Davidson whose brother Samuel was the owner of Evermay. Two of Judge Chapman's daughters married Francis Dodge, junior; first Jane, then Frances Isabella. His son, Edward, lived on in the home until his death when Mrs. Frances Isabella Dodge took it, had it remodeled somewhat, and entertained there a great deal. After her death it was bought by her stepson, of course also her nephew, Henry Henley Dodge, and I myself remember going to lovely parties given by his children in the big, old rooms.

The house was pulled down about 1900 and a row of brick houses built in its place. It was a handsome house, facing on Dumbarton Avenue, painted a greenish tan, with long porches running along the back building overlooking the yard which extended back to Christ Church. In this yard were two very handsome trees, one a horse chestnut and one a magnolia. It was enclosed by an iron fence, one of the kind despised and pulled down in the nineties, and now being eagerly sought and replaced in doing over old houses.



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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 24 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38696295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Henry Henley Chapman (9 Jun 1764–5 Dec 1821), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38696295, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .