Peter Chappell

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Chappell was born on 21 July 1753, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jabez Chappell, was 43 and his mother, Anna Cahoone, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Jabez Chappell
1710–
Anna Cahoone
1709–1783
Mary Chappell
1746–1777
Temperance Chappell
1748–1800
Jabez Chappell
1752–
Peter Chappell
1753–

Sources (1)

  • Peter Chapple, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

World Events (8)

1776

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

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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