Sarah M. Chapman

1 December 1855–
Nicholas, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah M.

When Sarah M. Chapman was born on 1 December 1855, in Nicholas, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob C Chapman, was 34 and her mother, Mary " Polly" Hamrick, was 32. She lived in Braxton, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1855 and Clay, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Jacob C Chapman
Mary " Polly" Hamrick
Andrew Jackson Chapman
James E Chapman
Sarah M. Chapman
Jacob Floyd Chapman

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob C Chapman


    Mary " Polly" Hamrick




    Andrew Jackson Chapman


    James E Chapman



    Jacob Floyd Chapman


World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 6

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 31

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Sarah M Chapman in household of Wm Chapman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah M. Chapman, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Sarah M. Chapman, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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