Wesley Chapman

Maleabout 1840–1875

Brief Life History of Wesley

Wesley Chapman was born about 1840, in Chapman, Merrick, Nebraska, United States. He married Charlotte Jane Graham about 1865, in New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1875, in Bay du Vin, Hardwicke, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 36.

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Wesley Chapman
Charlotte Jane Graham
Marriage: about 1865

Sources (1)

  • Wesley Chapman in entry for Thomas Chapman, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1865New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 14

    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Merrick, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Merrick, Nebraska, United States

    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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