Surname: Chapman

Biography of Col. W.W. Chapman

Among men now living there are none around whom clusters so much of the history of Portland as the one whose name heads this memoir. He is the strongest link between the infant days and the stalwart manhood of our city. But the results of his labors in behalf of Portland, great and far-reaching as they have been in good, by no means complete the record of his long and useful life. Years before American civilization had gained a foot-hold in this portion of the Pacific Northwest, he had borne a leading part in laying the foundations of the State of Iowa, projecting and formulating measures which have since become established to the western limits of the continent. As one of the earlier pioneers of Oregon he found a new arena for his powers, and here for nearly a half a century he has exerted an influence upon political and business forces eminently beneficial, while his whole public career has been singularly free from personal or selfish motives. A hard fighter in everything, a man of direct methods and perfect integrity, he has maintained his opinions fearlessly, honestly and sincerely. No one can read the story of his public endeavors without feeling his heart warm toward this venerable man of over four score years, who upon many occasions in days gone by, when others were timorous or doubtful, dared...

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Levi Chapman

LEVI6 CHAPMAN (Joseph5, Benjamin4, Samuel3-2, Edward1) was b. Sept. 13, 1795; m. Nov. 12, 1833, Alice Squires of Cornish, dau. of Justus and Peggy (Mason) Squires, b. July 30, 1813, and d. Jan. 1, 1889. He was a farmer. He d. March 9, 1872. Children: 1. ALICE M., b. July 20, 1834; d. Oct. 4, 1834. 2. LEVI LINCOLN, b. Aug. 30, 1835. 3. MARTHA E., b. Feb. 15,1837; m. , Cheney. Shed. April 6, 1889. 4. HELEN E., b. March 9, 1838; d. May 20, 1858. 5. EDWARD F., b. March 4, 1840; d. Oct. 16, 1865. 6. ISABEL M., b. Jan. 27, 1845; in. Feb. 1, 1869, Lucius C. Stone of Plainfield. No...

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Harry Chapman

HARRY6 CHAPMAN (Joseph5, Benjamin4, Samuel3-2, Edward1) was b. July 27, 1800; m. Sophia Stone of Plainfield, dau. of David and Ruth (Kenyon) Stone, b. Aug. 24, 1800, and d. June 3, 1887. He d. April 10, 1878. Children: 1. HUBBARD. 2. HARRY, JR. 3. ANGELINE. 4. JONES. 5....

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Levi Lincoln Chapman

LEVI LINCOLN7 CHAPMAN (Levi6, Joseph5, Beniamin4, Samuel3-2, Edward1) was b. Aug. 30, 1835; m. Nov. 15, 1876, Effie R. Beal of Plainfield, dau. of Jacob and Charlotte (Read) Beal, b. March 17, 1853, and d. July 6, 1888; m. second, Nov. 27, 1890, Mrs. Mary J. Bixby of Lyme, who d. Nov. 10, 1903, aged 62. Children, all by first wife and b. in Cornish (?): 1. IRENE C., b. March 17, 1878. 2. NORMA K., b. Dec. 20, 1881; In. July 14, 1900, Frank H. Williams of Cornish. A dau. was b. to them Jan. 15, 1902. Their second, a son, was b. Sept. 5, 1903. 3. Dau., twin, d. at birth, June 16, 1888. 4. EFFIE R., twin, b. June 16, 1888, d. Aug. 11,...

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Dr. Joseph Chapman

DR. JOSEPH5 CHAPMAN (Benjamin4, Samuel,3-2, Edward1) was the oldest child of Capt. Benjamin and Jemima (Gates) Chapman and was b. Dec. 12, 1757; m. in 1782, Martha Jirauld of Cornish, dau. of Dea. Reuben and Joanna (Spaulding) Jirauld, b. Aug. 2, 1759, and d. March 15, 1855, aged 95. He settled on the farm afterwards owned and occupied by Rev. D. P. Deming and more recently by Fred Read. He was a physician and is said to have been one of the first of his profession in town. He d. April 3, 1810, aged 53. Children, all b. in town: 1. JOSEPH, JR., b. Sept. 19, 1783; m. and lived in Irasburg, Vt. He d. in 1856. 2. BENJAMIN, b. July 18, 1784. 3. JAMES, b. Sept. 5, 1786. He d. Dec. 1, 1820. 4. SALLY, b. July 14, 1789; m. March 12, 1813, Israel Chase of Cornish. Three children. (See Chase.) She d. Sept. 12, 1881, aged 92. 5. BETSEY, b. June 28, 1791; m. Sept. 30, 1810, Septimus Read, “a farmer in Cornish.” Six children. (See Read.) She d. July 21, 1874. 6. BELA, b. July 19, 1793; m. a French and Indian girl and lived in Mackinaw, Mich., and had several children. 7. LEVI, b. Sept. 11, 1795. 8. JOHN, b. July 19, 1797; m. July 22, 1820, Eliza Kissock, dau. of Dr. Kissock. Seven children,...

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Benjamin Chapman

BENJAMIN6 CHAPMAN (Joseph5, Benjamin4, Samuel3-2, Edward1) was b. July 18, 1784; in. , Theoda Colburn, dau. of John and Theoda (Dunham) Colburn, b. June 11, 1792, and d. Oct. 13, 1859, aged 67. He was a farmer and surveyor, a prominent man in his day, filling many important positions in town and state. He drew plans of Cornish and adjoining towns and made surveys of nearly every road and farm in Cornish and Plainfield. He was also justice of the peace and legal counsellor for all requiring such services in these towns. A man of firm integrity, unquestionable honor and sound judgment. He lived on the homestead of his father till advanced in life; then a few years in Plain field, where he d. Dec. 8, 1865, aged 81. Children, all b. in Cornish: 1. EMELINE LOUISA, b. Oct. 10, 1819; m. , George M. Chase of Cornish. Two children. (See Chase.) She d. June 7, 1859. 2. BENJAMIN WADE, b. Jan. 29, 1821; m. May 17, 1848, Sarah Phillips of Plainfield. A carpenter and farmer before the Civil War. He then went as a drummer and d. in the service at Vicksburg, Miss., Aug. 7, 1863. Four children. 3. MARTHA MARIETTA, b. July 1, 1822; m. first, Leonard Conroy of Billerica, Mass.; m. second, John Tileston of Windsor, Vt., where she d. March 2, 1892. 4. ELLEN LORETTA,...

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