William Burgess Chapman

13 July 1805–15 February 1877 (Age 71)
Pearisburg, Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Burgess

When William Burgess Chapman was born on 13 July 1805, in Pearisburg, Giles, Virginia, United States, his father, William Chapman, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Burgess, was 39. He married Mary Hester Polly McClure on 16 December 1821, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 15 February 1877, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Chapman Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burgess Chapman
1805–1877
Mary Hester Polly McClure
1808–1870
Marriage: 16 December 1821
William D Chapman Jr.
1829–1870
Eleanor Chapman
1834–
John Chapman
1844–
Wilburn Chapman
1846–
James P. Chapman
1849–
Nancy Chapman
1853–
George Revel Burgess Chapman
1830–1905
Mary Elizabeth Chapman
1833–1881
Sarah J. Chapman
1838–1876
Mary Jane Chapman
1839–1920
Ezekiel G. Chapman
1842–1875
Thomas Chapman
1844–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 December 1821
Lawrence, Kentucky, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 7

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 19

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chapman, Old English cēapmann, a compound of cēap ‘barter’, ‘bargain’, ‘price’, ‘property’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Chapman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Chapman, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Chapman in entry for Mary Jane Wooten, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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