Levi Chapman

20 April 1845–after 1903 (Age 57)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Levi

When Levi Chapman was born on 20 April 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Welcome Chapman, was 39 and his mother, Susan Amelia Risley, was 37. He married Cadelia Case about 1865, in Illinois, United States. He lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Nevada, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1866. His occupation is listed as minor of minerals in Utah, United States. He died after 1903, in California, United States, at the age of 8154.

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Levi Chapman
Cadelia Case
Marriage: about 1865

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  • Marriage
    about 1865Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 3
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 16
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • L Chapman in household of H J Howe, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Levi Chapman in household of Welcome Chapman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Levi Chapman, "Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877"

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