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.
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.