Anson Chapman

17 May 1798–16 January 1866 (Age 67)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Anson

When Anson Chapman was born on 17 May 1798, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Azel Chapman, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Hale, was 28. He married Betsey Hale on 8 January 1820. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 16 January 1866, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Anson Chapman
Betsey Hale
Marriage: 8 January 1820
Emily Chapman
Roland Chapman
Charlotte Chapman
Wanton Chapman
Melissa Agustus Chapman
Abby Jane Chapman
Mary Chapman

Spouse and Children

8 January 1820


    Emily Chapman


    Roland Chapman


    Charlotte Chapman


    Wanton Chapman


    Melissa Agustus Chapman


+2 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 4

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Anson Chapman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anson Chapman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anson Chapman, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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