Edward Chapman

1737–19 December 1793 (Age 56)
Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Edward

When Edward Chapman was born in 1737, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Chapman, was 46 and his mother, Bathsheba Fox, was 29. He married Molley Huntley on 26 May 1765, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. He died on 19 December 1793, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Edward Chapman
Molley Huntley
Marriage: 26 May 1765

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26 May 1765
Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

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Age 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 39

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 44

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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  • Edward Chapman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Edward Chapman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Edward Chapman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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