Thomas A Chappell Jr

4 December 1795–
Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas A

When Thomas A Chappell Jr was born on 4 December 1795, in Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Thomas A. Chappell, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Armstrong, was 24. He married Sarah Marie Gavitt in 1821, in Kingston, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pope, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died in Iowa, United States, and was buried in Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas A Chappell Jr
Mary Elizabeth Waldroop
Marriage: 18 June 1854
Susanna Chappell
Henry Thomas Chappell
James Eddie Chappell
Horton B Chappell
Mary L Chappell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1816: Pope, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Pope, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 35
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel, from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’, via Old French, from Late Latin capella, originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood, cloak’, but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel, sanctuary’, with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of Saint Martin was preserved as a relic.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    The Chappell Family Arrives in the Great Salt Lake Valley

    The following in a chapter from a book I am writing about George A Chappell and Aurilla Sperry. Other completed chapters can be found a Jeff Chappell. Chapter 3: Salt La …

    Sources (9)

    • Thomas Chappel, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Thos Chappell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thos. Chappell in entry for J. E. Chappell, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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