Samuel Chapman

4 June 1741–14 November 1817 (Age 76)
Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Chapman was born on 4 June 1741, in Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Solomon Chapman, was 35 and his mother, Susannah Fox, was 35. He married Esther Bailey in 1765, in Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 14 November 1817, in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Great Hill Cemetery, Seymour, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Samuel Chapman
Esther Bailey
Marriage: 1765
Phebe Chapman
Barsheba Chapman
Bailey Chapman
Erastus Chapman
Rockwell Chapman
Lydia Chapman
Lois Chapman
Louisa Chapman

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Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 35

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

Age 35

"""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 40

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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Samuel Chapman

Samuel Chapman, son of Solomon Chapman and Susannah, was born 4 Jun 1741 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut. He married Hannah Fox, daughter of Amos Fox and Deborah Minor Fox, in 1766 in Lyme, New Londo …

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Chapman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Samuel Chapman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Samuel in entry for Bershaba Chapman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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