Edward Chapman

1 July 1760–13 October 1848 (Age 88)
Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Chapman was born on 1 July 1760, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Chapman, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Huntley, was 24. He married Barsheba Chapman on 3 July 1781, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in New London, Connecticut, United States in 1790. He died on 13 October 1848, in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 88.

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Edward Chapman
Rebecca Taintor
Marriage: 20 February 1812
Rebecca Chapman
Mary Chapman
Martha Chapman
Phebe Chapman
Ezra Chapman
Sally Chapman
Benjamin F. Chapman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1812West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 16
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 21
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 23
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Edward Chapman II, "United States Census, 1790"
    • Edward Chapman in entry for Ebenezer Chapman, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Edward Chapman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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