Chapman Family


From THE VALLEY OF THE UPPER MAUMEE and ANNALS OF THE TOWN-SHIPS, 1887 edition, reprint by Brant and Fuller, Madison, Wisc., page 328-329


SOLOMON C. CHAPMAN, of Perry township, is a native of Ashland county, Ohio, born May 18, 1838.  His father, JOHN CHAPMAN, emigrated from Ohio, October 4, 1852 and settled on the farm where his son now lives, where he remained until his death, July 12, 1861.  By honest industry he was enabled to leave a good farm of 80 acres and an honorable name.  SOLOMON CHAPMAN coming to Indiana when about 13 years of age, grew to manhood on the old homestead and received such schooling as the schools of that day afforded.  December 10, 1861, he was married to HANNAH HONORA, daughter of PATRICK and MATILDA (BAIRD) HORN, and they had 7 children:




Mrs. Chapman, who was born December 12, 1842, departed this life May 18, 1873.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church.  Mr. Chapman was deputy assessor of Perry township in 1873.  He is a member of the Masonic order.  His land-holdings in Perry township amount to 272 acres. 


Burials at Perry Township Cemetery, Allen Co., IN  Old Section


CHAPMAN, ADELLA                     Lot 70A

CHAPMAN, HANNAH H.              1843 1873,  Solomon

CHAPMAN, INFANT                      Lot 70A

CHAPMAN, SOLOMON C.                         Lot 70A,  1838-1919,  Hannah


New Section: 


CHAPMAN, ANNA F.                      1867 May 13, 1924,  Mother, William

CHAPMAN, WILLIAM J.                1858 - 1929,  Father, Anna


1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN  187 C


Solomon Chapman               Widower        Male, 42         born Ohio       Farmer

            Father born PA,  Mother born Ireland


Jennie Chapman                   daughter        Female, 17     born IN           Keeps house

            Father born Ohio,  Mother born IN

Sylvester U.G. Chapman     son                  Male, 16         born IN           Farm Laborer

Della Chapman                     daughter        Female, 14     born IN           At home

Tillie Chapman                     daughter        Female, 10     born IN           At home

Cora Chapman                      daughter        Female, 9       born IN


Samuel Beck                         other, single              Male, 24         born Ohio       Farm Laborer

            Father born Prussia,  Mother born Baden


1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN  189 D


Henry Bowser                       Widower        Male, 63         born PA          Farmer

            Both parents born PA


Frank Bowser                      son, single      Male, 26         born IN           Farm Laborer

WILLIAM CHAPMAN         grandson        Male, 21         born IN           Farm Laborer

            Father born Ohio,  Mother born IN 

May Bowser                         dau., single    Female, 23      born IN                    Keeps house