Tamar Chapman

Brief Life History of Tamar

When Tamar Chapman was born about 1776, in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Nehemiah Chapman, was 44 and her mother, Zurviah Strong, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Chapman
1733–1821
Zurviah Strong
1742–1836
Lois Chapman
1760–1857
Electa Chapman
1774–
Tamar Chapman
1776–
Laner Chapman
1778–
Mahitable Chapman
1765–1840
Caleb Chapman
1768–1842
Juliana Chapman
1785–1826

Sources (1)

  • Nehemiah Chapman in the Connecticut, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999

World Events (3)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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 · 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.

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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