Robert Chapman

1 December 1809–22 February 1891 (Age 81)
Diss, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Chapman was born on 1 December 1809, in Diss, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Chapman, was 21 and his mother, Dinah Johnson, was 21. He married Harriet Wyatt in August 1849, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 February 1891, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Chapman
1809–1891
Elizabeth Skellington
1816–1891
Marriage: 7 January 1855
Ellen Chapman
1855–1933
Hyrum Chapman
1855–1855
George A R Chapman
1858–1866

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Chatman
    Kaufman
    Chipman
    Copeman

    Sources (23)

    • Robt Chapman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robt in entry for Hyrum Chapman, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Robt Chapman, "United States Census, 1860"

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