Benjamin Martin Chapman

6 March 1827–10 September 1913 (Age 86)
Fort Lawrence, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Benjamin Martin

When Benjamin Martin Chapman was born on 6 March 1827, in Fort Lawrence, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Benjamin Chapman, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Bliss, was 24. He married Elizabeth Smith on 3 October 1848. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 10 September 1913, in Point de Bute, Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Point de Bute, Westmorland, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Martin Chapman
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 3 October 1848
Sarah Ann Chapman
Lydia Chapman
Bliss Botsford Chapman
Benjamin James Chapman
Matilda C. Chapman
Stewart Inglis Chapman
Alice Bell Chapman
Elizabeth Jane Chapman
Minnie Isabel Chapman

Spouse and Children

3 October 1848


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 40

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 44

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 53

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chapman, Old English cēapmann, a compound of cēap ‘barter’, ‘bargain’, ‘price’, ‘property’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Chapman, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Martin Chapman in entry for Martin H Tunholm, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Martin Chapman in entry for Martin H Trenholm, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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