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John Evans Chapman

Male 1832 - 1905  (73 years)


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  • Name John Evans Chapman  [1
    Born 12 Mar 1832  Rayville, Louisana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1850 US Census 22 Aug 1850  Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    1850_MS_Newton_ChapmanAbel
    1850 Aug 22
    1870 US Census 11 Jun 1870  Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1870_MS_Newton_Township5Range11_ChapmanAbelThosJohnGeorge
    1870_MS_Newton_Township5Range11_ChapmanAbelThosJohnGeorge
    1870 Jun 11
    1880 US Census 26 Jun 1880  Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    1880_MS_Newton_Beat4Dist88_ChapmanJnoE
    1880 Jun 26
    1900 US Census 4 Jun 1900  Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    1900_MS_Newton_Beat4Dist53_ChapmanJohnE_George
    1900 Jun 04
    Military
    • When the War between the states came John enlisted with the Garlandsville Rifles.
    Notes
    • By Elsie ChapmanEdmonds, page 70-71
      (Married...)
      6 Jan 1853 Susana Evans b 14 Oct 1835 dau of Henry Evans a friend and neighbor. They are buried in the Henry Evans Cemetery five miles south of Newton. John and Susana homesteaded near Garlandsville, Miss. the land being given to them by both fathers in Jasper County, Miss. When the War between the states came John enlisted with the Garlandsville Rifles and Susana stayed at home and ran the farm as best she could with the help of some faithful negroes and relatives. Things were not easy as a demented Negro girl set fire to the home and was completed destroyed. Some old men and young boys rebuilt the home for her which was made of native pine logs which stood until 1925.

      When General Grierson raided that section of the county, Susana sent all the livestock meat and other food into the swamp which could be buried except one mule which refused to be caught so the Yankees got him.

      John's life in the army was very colorful and he enjoyed telling stories about it. He taught the soldiers how to cure the itch by applying lye soap from a gourd and then jump into a stream, one officer failed to jump into the stream and was uncomfortable for several days. When his brother Julius took a dangerous risk was killed on the battleflield, was buried by his brother John on the battlefield.

      John was a tenderhearted man even though he was gruff and rugged.. He was tall of statue and very broad of shoulder. After the war John returned home and heart break continued to plague him as two small sons died with congestive chills in two days time. A few years later Susana became an invalid and spent the rest of her days in a wheel chair.

      John did many things with his hands and he liked to read especially the Bible. He was not a doctor but did much to help the sick and he had a host of friends who visited him often. He provided well for his family and there was always a bounteous food supply.
    Buried 1905  Henry Evans Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Jul 1905  Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I93  ChapmanTree
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2008 

    Father Abel Edward Chapman,   b. 11 Oct 1802, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1875, Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Susan Evans,   b. 28 Nov 1810, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1826 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet

    Family Susanna Evans,   b. 14 Oct 1835, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Henry Evans Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Jan 1853 
    Children 
     1. William Edward Chapman,   b. 7 Dec 1855,   d. 28 Sep 1866  (Age 10 years)
     2. Mary Louvenia Chapman,   b. 11 Apr 1856,   d. 10 Jan 1887  (Age 30 years)
     3. Henry Clay Chapman,   b. 9 Nov 1858,   d. 29 Sep 1866  (Age 7 years)
     4. James Larkin Chapman,   b. 15 Sep 1860, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1930, French Camp, Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. John Evans Chapman,   b. 28 May 1862, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Julius Alexander Chapman,   b. 26 Sep 1864, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susan Elizabeth Chapman,   b. 11 Feb 1866, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1934, Minden, Louisana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Addie Olivia Chapman,   b. 24 Mar 1868, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1947, Inglewood, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. George Chapman,   b. 8 Mar 1870, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Thomas Crawford Chapman,   b. 9 Aug 1871, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Montrose Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Robert Malcom Chapman,   b. 23 Feb 1873, Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1934, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     12. Ruth Chapman,   b. 21 Mar 1875,   d. 10 Feb 1876  (Age 0 years)
     13. Abel Hugh Chapman,   b. 15 Sep 1880, Newton County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1961, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Book - John Chapman of Spotsylvania County, Virginia; Thomas Powe of Cheraw, South Carolina and Related Families , (Mary) Elsie Chapman Edmonds, (1971), page 72.

    2. [S4] Census 1850 US Federal.
      Chapman, John
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Newton, Mississippi; Roll: M432_378; Page: 171; Image: 346.

    3. [S6] Census 1870 US Federal.
      Chapman, John E
      Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 5 Range 11, Newton, Mississippi; Roll: M593_742; Page: 398; Image: 30.

    4. [S11] Census 1880 US Federal.
      Chapman, Jno E
      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Beat 4, Newton, Mississippi; Roll: T623 822; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 53.

    5. [S12] Census 1900 US Federal.
      Chapman, John E
      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Beat 4, Newton, Mississippi; Roll: T623 822; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 53.