David Chapman

Brief Life History of David

When David Chapman was born on 7 December 1752, in Stratham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Chapman III, was 46 and his mother, Hannah York, was 47. He married Elizabeth Clark in 1773, in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 4 August 1817, in Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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David Chapman
Elizabeth Clark
Marriage: 1773
Elizabeth Chapman
Susannah Chapman
David Chapman
Edmund Chapman
James Chapman Sr
Daniel Chapman
Nancy Chapman
Sally Chapman

Sources (3)

  • David Chapman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David Chapman in entry for Daniel Chapman, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Find A Grave

World Events (6)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


New Hampshire is 9th state.

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American 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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New Hampshire Wills and Probate Records

David Chapman in the New Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982 ViewNew Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982 Add or update information Report a problem Name: David Chapman Probat …

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