William Henry Chipman

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Chipman was born on 1 February 1833, in Portland, Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Stephen Chipman, was 27 and his mother, Amanda Washburn, was 28. He married Martha Selinda Smith on 1 January 1855, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 25 February 1891, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Chipman
Sarah Binns
Marriage: 7 April 1861
John Isaac Chipman
Annie Hannah Chipman
Willard Chipman
Mary Chipman
Alice Chipman
James Chipman
Jane Chipman
Reuben Broadbent Chipman
Ira Chipman
Abner Chipman
Zina Selina Chipman
Leonard Ellsworth Chipman
Joseph H Chipman
Asenath Chipman

Sources (97)

  • Henry Chipman in household of Stephen Chipman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm. H. Chipman, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"
  • William H in entry for Squire B Chipman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple

On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English chipman (Old English cȳp(e)mann), a side form of chapman, chepman ‘merchant, trader’; see Chapman , with which this name was interchangeable.

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

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Stephen Chipman Story

The Chipman odyssey began in 1836, in Ontario, Canada. Stephen Chipman stopped to hear a group of Mormon missionaries sing and commented, "Men who can sing like that must be men of God." Shortly after …

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