Mary Chappelear

Female 1780 - 1852  (72 years)


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  • Name Mary Chappelear 
    Born 1765/80  St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth year and location based on "The Chappelear Family, Forth Generation" page 27 provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
      Birth year and location of 1765/80 and St. Mary's, MA provided by the following:
      Source: The Chappelear Family by Nancy Chappelear, 1918-., page 50.
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1806  Winchester, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Living there before returning to St. Mary's County, MA. 
    Residence 20 Aug 1808  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Based on her father's Will and Last Testament executed 20 Aug 1808. 
    Died 23 Feb 1852  St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The Will and Last Testament of Mary Chappelear was proved 23 February 1852 thus she had died prior to that date.
    Person ID I186  Mackley
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2019 

    Father James Chappelear,   b. Abt. 1730/41, St Marys, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1808, St Marys, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Dent,   b. Abt. 1740, St Marys, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1808, St Marys, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt. 1772  [3
    • The estimated marriage date based on the birth date of her father John Dent (23 July 1748).
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joseph Harrison,   b. Abt. 1775/8, St. Mary's, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1869, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Source: The Chappelear Family by Nancy Chappelear, 1918-., page 50.
    Children 
    +1. Henry Harrison,   b. Abt.1788, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1867, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +2. Margaret Harrison,   b. Abt. 1789, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1852, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +3. George Dent Harrison,   b. Abt. 1790, St. Mary's, St Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1860, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Perscilla Harrison,   b. Abt. 1791, St. Mary's, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1859, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     5. Robert Harrison,   b. 19 Jan 1792, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1858, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. James Harrison,   b. Abt. 1793, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 7 Feb 1873, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     7. Theodore Harrison,   b. Abt. 1794/5, St Mary's, St Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 7 Feb 1873, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +8. John Chappelear Harrison,   b. Abt. 1795, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Mar 1872, Mineral County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +9. Rebecca Harrison,   b. Abt. 1807, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1876, Hampshire County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     10. Betsy Harrison
     11. Amy Harrison
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elkanah Edwards,   b. Abt. 1780, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 17 Mar 1856, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1825  St.. Mary's County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See marriage record.
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living there before returning to St. Mary's County, MA. - 1806 - Winchester, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Based on her father's Will and Last Testament executed 20 Aug 1808. - 20 Aug 1808 - Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
    Date: 1807
    Location: St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
    Information: Nathan Chappelear is brother of Mary Chappelear whose spouse is Joseph Harrison


    This document provides information about Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) and Joseph Harrison, her spouse. The Will mentions "Mary Harrison, wife of Joseph Harrison;"

    Source: Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) (Will St. Mary's Co., MD. Liber JJ #3, F157.)
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
    Nathan Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Abstract)
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    James Chappelear Last Will and Testament, Father of Mary Chapplear (Transcription)
    James Chappelear Last Will and Testament, Father of Mary Chapplear (Transcription)
    Date: 20 September 1808 (Executed)
    Date: 11 October 1808 (Probate)
    Location: St Marys, St Mary's, Maryland, USA

    This document is a transcription of most of the original copy. This document states James Chappelear..."I devise and bequeath as follows, Item: I give and bequeath to my four daughters residing in the State of Virginia Mary Harrison, Rebecca Dent, Cassandra Riley and Ann Chappelear, One Hundred dollars each, to be paid to them by my Executors out of money which.....and bequeath to my two grandsons Henry Chappelear and George Chappelear, and to my two granddaughters Rebeckah Chappelear and Elizabeth Chappelear..."
    These 4 grandchildren mentioned appear to be the children of Benjamin Chappelear. Also mentioned is grandson Thomas Edwards.

    This document supports Mary Chappelear (married name Harrison) is the spouse of Joseph Harrison.

    Source: Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Liber JJ, Number 3, folio 183, St. Mayr's Mary's County, Maryland.
    1820 United States Census for Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear)
    1820 United States Census for Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear)
    Date: 7 August 1820
    Location: Hampshire, Virginia, USA

    This document denotes Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) living in Virginia.

    Home in 1820
    Free White Males – 16 to 25[2]
    Free White Female – 10 to 15[1]
    Free White Female - 16 to 25[1]
    Free White Female – 26 to 44[1]
    Free White Female - 45 & up[1]
    Slaves - Male 14-25[2]

    Source: Ancestry. com patron submission
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Land Grant
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Land Grant
    Date: 2 February 1816 (Land Office Treasury Warrant date)
    Date: 20 August 1821 (Survey date)
    Location: Hampshire County, Virginia, USA
    Virginia State Land Office, Northern Neck Grants 1820-1829
    Sealed in Richmond, Virginia on the 10 March, 1823

    This document denotes Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) is issued a land grant for 44 acres wherein the record mentions she is a widow to her husband Joseph Harrison.

    Source: FamilySearch.org Film 29529 Image 204-205.
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Land Grant
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Land Grant
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    Mary Chappelear Marriage to Elkanah Edwards Record
    Mary Chappelear Marriage to Elkanah Edwards Record
    Date: 21 June 1825
    Location: St. Mary's, Maryland, USA

    Citing this Record
    "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4JL-D5C : 11 February 2018), Elkanah Edwards and Mary Chappelear, 21 Jun 1825; citing , Saint Marys, Maryland, reference ; FHL microfilm 989,061. Image 55.
    John Chappelear Accounting of Estate during Probate
    John Chappelear Accounting of Estate during Probate
    Date: 1826 (date filed)
    Location: St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA

    This document denotes probate accounting of the John Chappelear estate during probate. Special note is that Mary Chappelear (married name Harrison) spouse of Joseph Harrison, is mentioned but in the further estate probate documents, she is not (1830 & 1844) and is evident that Mary may have died in the interim. Disbursement were to Henry Chappelear, Elizabeth Chappelear, Rebecca Chappelear, Ricahrd Chappelear and George Chappelear.

    "Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YMF-5KQ?cc=1803986&wc=SNY8-HZS%3A146536401%2C146797302 : 20 May 2014), St. Mary's > Accounts 1823-1831 > image 100 of 678; Hall of Records, Annapolis. Film 14433. Image 100.
    1830 United States Census for Mary Ann Harrison
    1830 United States Census for Mary Ann Harrison
    Date: 1 June 1830
    Location: Hampshire, West Virginia, USA

    This document denotes Mary Ann Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) and one female age 10-15 living in West Virginia. This is the only U.S. Census that mentions her middle name as Ann.

    Home in 1830
    Free White Persons – Female – 10 to 15 [1]
    Free White Persons – Female – 50 to 60 [1]

    Source: Ancestry. com patron submission
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Will and Last Testament Abstract
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Will and Last Testament Abstract
    Date: 24 September 1836 (Executed)
    Date: 23 February 1852 (Proved)
    Location: Hampshire, Virginia (Later West Virginia), USA

    This abstract document denotes the children of Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) whose spouse was Joseph Harrison.

    Source: FamilySearch.org, "Early Records Hampshire County, Virginia," page 118.
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
    Date: 24 September 1836 (Executed)
    Date: 23 February 1852 (Proven)
    Location: Mineral, West Virginia, USA

    Source: FamilySearch.org Probate Records, film 1853709 and images 178-179.
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
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    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
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    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
    Mary Harrison (maiden name Chappelear) Last Will and Testament
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    John Chappelear Final Settlement Payments of his Estate
    John Chappelear Final Settlement Payments of his Estate
    Date: 1 March 1844 (date filed)
    Location: St. Mary's, Maryland, USA

    This document is the final settlement of the estate of John Chappelear. While in the settlement of the estate of John Chappelear in 1826, Mary Chappelear is mentioned, whose spouse was Joseph Harrison, she is not in the final settlement and it is evident that Mary had died in the interim as is also the case wherein she is not mentioned in the 1830 settlement document of the estate.

    "Maryland Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-8BHG-S2H?cc=1803986&wc=SNYD-VZZ%3A146536401%2C149060601 : 20 May 2014), St. Mary's > Releases, receipts and power of attorney 1839-1857 vol 2 > image 186 of 602; Hall of Records, Annapolis. Film 5187545. Images 185-186.
    John Chappelear Final Settlement Payments of his Estate
    John Chappelear Final Settlement Payments of his Estate
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    James Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Transcription)
    James Chappelear Last Will and Testament (Transcription)
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    Histories
    James Chappelear and Elizabeth Dent Family
    James Chappelear and Elizabeth Dent Family
    This one page document provides additional information regarding the James Chappelear and Elizabeth Dent family and their children spouses.

    Source: Familes of Virginia, Volume II by George Warren Chappelear, Harrisonburg, Virginia, page 74.

  • Notes 
    • One estimated date of death is 1840/4. Source: "The Chappelear Family" by Nancy Chappelear, 1918-., page 50.

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] The Chappelear Family, by Nancy Chappelear, 1918-, Nancy Chappelear.

    2. [S52] West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

    3. [S130] The Dent Family, Daughters of the American Revolution.

    4. [S48] Maryland , Complied Marriages, 1655-1850.