Electa Minerva Chapman

5 October 1805–12 October 1866 (Age 61)
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Electa Minerva

When Electa Minerva Chapman was born on 5 October 1805, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Chapman, was 31 and her mother, Priscilla Bradley, was 28. She married Daniel Brooks Sherwood on 22 November 1827, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 12 October 1866, in Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Electa Minerva? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Daniel Brooks Sherwood
Electa Minerva Chapman
Marriage: 22 November 1827
Julia Ann Sherwood
Caroline Eliza Sherwood
Bradley Chapman Sherwood
Lafayette Judson Sherwood
Harriet Augusta Sherwood
Marvin Walker (or Wilmont) Sherwood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1827Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 20
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (16)

    • Electra Sherwood in household of Daniel B Sherwood, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Electa M. Sherwood, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Electa M Sherwood in household of Daniel B Sherwood, "United States Census, 1850"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.