Joseph Fields Chapman

Male15 September 1876–12 April 1949

Brief Life History of Joseph Fields

When Joseph Fields Chapman was born on 15 September 1876, in District 721, White, Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry Chapman, was 28 and his mother, Mary Louisa Teasley, was 27. He married Minnie Grimalee Wall on 19 February 1908, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 1648, Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 12 April 1949, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Clarkesville, Habersham, Georgia, United States.

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Joseph Fields Chapman
Minnie Grimalee Wall
Marriage: 19 February 1908
Paul Kermit Chapman
Leonard Fielden Chapman
Ruby Mae Chapman
Ethel Irene Chapman
Jessie Ruth Chapman
James Ray Chapman
Minnie Lois Chapman
Florence Louise Chapman
Mary Marie Chapman
Charles Lloyd Chapman
Janie H Chapman

Sources (18)

  • Joseph F Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph Fields Chapman, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Joseph F Chapman, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1908Anderson, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1878 · Liberian Exodus

    Age 2

    April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 20

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.

    Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .

    History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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