Abiel Chapman

Female16 October 1687–

Brief Life History of Abiel

When Abiel Chapman was born on 16 October 1687, in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Chapman, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Merrick, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Chapman
1649–1687
Sarah Merrick
1657–1694
Sarah Chapman
1676–1694
Elizabeth Chapman
1679–1717
Mercy Chapman
1681–1681
Thomas Chapman
1683–1758
Chapman
1685–1686
Abiel Chapman
1687–

Sources (2)

  • Abiel Chapman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abiel Chapman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 89

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 89

"""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 94

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 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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