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.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Brooks Sherwood
1800–1879
Electa Minerva Chapman
1805–1866
Marriage: 22 November 1827
Julia Ann Sherwood
1828–1907
Caroline Eliza Sherwood
1829–1909
Bradley Chapman Sherwood
1834–1908
Lafayette Judson Sherwood
1835–1925
Harriet Augusta Sherwood
1837–1844
Marvin Walker (or Wilmont) Sherwood
1842–1920

Spouse and Children

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

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812
    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

    Chatman
    Kaufman
    Chipman
    Copeman

    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"

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