William Chapman

Male Abt 1773 - 1855  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name William Chapman 
    Born Abt 1773  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Feb 1855  Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3404  Muse-Nagy
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2019 

    Married Bef 24 Jul 1850  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Louisa Chapman
     2. Mary Chapman
     3. John H Chapman
     4. William H Chapman
    +5. Jones Chapman,   b. Abt 1822, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Aug 1856, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     6. Martha Chapman
     7. Elizabeth Chapman
     8. Sarah Chapman
     9. Ann Chapman
     10. Lucy Chapman
    +11. Myra Chapman,   b. 1811, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age 68 years)
     12. Emily Chapman
     13. Elinder Chapman
     14. Nancy Chapman
     15. Judith Chapman
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth 
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    1807 Land Deed for William Chapman
    1807 Land Deed for William Chapman
    27 November 1807, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    Grantor: William McKnight
    Grantee: William Chapman
    Cost: $900
    Land: 330 acres

    FamilySearch.org, Conveyance books (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), 1785-1911; indexes, 1785-1919, film 1022820, vol. L, p. 131-132, img 136-137
    1820 US Census for Wm Chapman Household
    1820 US Census for Wm Chapman Household
    Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    In the household:
    1 male under 10
    1 male 16-26
    1 male 45 and over
    2 females under 10
    4 females 10-16
    1 female 16-26
    1 female 26-45
    1 female 45 and over
    3 persons engaged in Agriculture
    3 male slaves under 14
    1 male slave 14-26
    2 male slaves 26-45
    1 female slave under 14
    2 female slaves 14-26
    1 female slave 26-45
    1830 US Census for Wm Chapman Household
    1830 US Census for Wm Chapman Household
    Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    In the household:
    1 male 15-20
    1 male 50-60
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 15-20
    2 females 20-30
    1 female 50-60
    1 male slave under 10
    1 male slave 10-23
    1 male slave 36-54
    3 female slaves under 10
    2 female slaves 24-35
    1 female slave 55-99
    1840 US Census for Wm Chapman Household
    1840 US Census for Wm Chapman Household
    Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    In the household:
    1 male 15-20
    1 male 60-70
    1 female 20-30
    2 male slaves under 10
    2 male slaves 10-23
    1 female slave 10-23
    2 female slaves 24-35

    There is no female between 50-70, meaning that William's first wife likely died before the census was taken. By 1850, William was married to his second wife, Elizabeth.
    1850 Will of William Chapman
    1850 Will of William Chapman
    24 July 1850, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    Wife: Elizabeth
    Children (15 in total): Louisa Nicholls, Mary Copeland (wife of William Copeland), John H Chapman, William H Chapman, Jones Chapman, Martha McDowell (wife of David McDowell), Elizabeth Copeland (wife of Chales Copeland), Sarah Copeland (wife of Jesee Copeland), Ann Ramsey (wife of Rice Ramsey), Lucy Clement (wife of Lemuel Clement), Mirah Green (wife of William J Green), Emaly McDowell (wife of Hugh McDowell), Elinder Clement (wife of E P Clement), Nancy Bullington (wife of Jesee Bullington), and Judith Copeland (wife of John Copeland).

    Entered in the record on 19 February 1855. William must have died close to this date.

    Ancestry.com, South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980
    1850 US Census for William Chapman Household
    1850 US Census for William Chapman Household
    Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    In the household:
    William Chapman, 77, farm, born in VA
    Elizabeth, 67, born in SC
    1854 Mortage for William Chapman Sen and Children
    1854 Mortage for William Chapman Sen and Children
    16 August 1854, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    By: Louisa Nichols
    To: William Chapman Sen and William H Chapman

    Wm Chapman Sr and Wm H Chapman were security to a bond of $300 paid by Louisa. The illegitimate child of Louisa will be supported. Louisa grants these men the following tract of land: 30 acres, lying in Bear Creek. This is the same land deeded to Louisa Nicholls by Wm Chapman Sr on 3 February 1854.

    If Wm Sr and Wm H Chapman shall ever have to pay part of the bond, then this deed will remain in full effect. But if they are never needed to pay the bond, then this deed will be null and void.

    Note: Louisa Nichols and William H Chapman are the children of William Chapman Sr.

    FamilySearch.org, Conveyance books (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), 1785-1911; indexes, 1785-1919, film 1022827, vol. DD, p. 411-412, img 536-537

    1855 Executor's Letter for William Chapman Sen
    1855 Executor's Letter for William Chapman Sen
    19 February 1855, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    G Cannon, the executor named in William Chapman's will, states that he died 16 February 1855.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455668, file no. 2152, img 575
    1855 Letters Testamentary for Estate of William Chapman
    1855 Letters Testamentary for Estate of William Chapman
    19 February 1855, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455668, file no. 2152, img 579
    1855 Estate Inventory for William Chapman
    1855 Estate Inventory for William Chapman
    14 March 1855, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    FamilySearch.org, Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1811-1904 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 1022776, p. 91-93, img 53-54
    1855 Sale Bill for the Estate of Wm Chapman Part 1
    1855 Sale Bill for the Estate of Wm Chapman Part 1
    15-16 March 1855, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    FamilySearch.org, Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1811-1904 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 1022776, p. 93-95, img 54-55
    1855 Sale Bill for the Estate of Wm Chapman Part 2
    1855 Sale Bill for the Estate of Wm Chapman Part 2
    15-16 March 1855, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    FamilySearch.org, Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1811-1904 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 1022776, p. 96-98, img 56-57
    1855 and 1856 Returns for Estate of Wm Chapman
    1855 and 1856 Returns for Estate of Wm Chapman
    23 May 1856, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    Money was paid to Louisa Nickols and Wm H Chapman.
    The land was sold to Charles Copeland (the highest bidder) on 16 Oct 1855.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455668, file no. 2152, img 594-596
    1856 Sale Bill for the Estate of Wm Chapman
    1856 Sale Bill for the Estate of Wm Chapman
    2 September 1856, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    Money was paid to D. Ramsey, Wm J Green, W H Chapman, Louisa Nickols, and E P Clements.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455668, file no. 2152, img 592
    1856 Final Settlement for Estate of Wm Chapman
    1856 Final Settlement for Estate of Wm Chapman
    2 September 1856, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    Each of the heirs of Wm Chapman will receive $293.63. Later documents show that each heir was actually paid $163.36.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455668, file no. 2152, img 602
    1856 Executor's Sale for William Chapman Sen.
    1856 Executor's Sale for William Chapman Sen.
    30 October 1856, Spartan, p. 3

    Article concerning the estate of William Chapman, deceased.

    Newspapers.com
    1857 Citation of Settlement for William Chapman
    1857 Citation of Settlement for William Chapman
    17 September 1857, Spartan, p. 3

    Article concerning the settlement of the estate of William Chapman, deceased.

    Those named in the article: John H Chapman, David McDowell and Martha his wife, Charles Copeland and Elizabeth his wife, Jesse Copeland and Sarah his wife, Ann Ramsey, Jesse Bullington and Nancy his wife, John Copeland and Judith his wife, and the heirs at law of Jones Chapman.

    Newspapers.com
    1857 Accounts to be Paid for Estate of Wm Chapman
    1857 Accounts to be Paid for Estate of Wm Chapman
    13 October 1857, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    The estate of Wm Chapman owed Louisa Nichols 37 cents.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455668, file no. 2152, img 598
    1857 Final Settlements for the Estate of Wm Chapman Sen
    1857 Final Settlements for the Estate of Wm Chapman Sen
    29 September 1856-17 October 1857, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    On 16 Oct 1855 - Wm Chapman's land was sold at public auction to Charles Copeland (the highest bidder). The land was sold for over $4,000. Each heir will receive $163.36.
    29 Sep 1856 - Ann Ramsey paid $305.35.
    18 Oct 1856 - Lemuel Clement and wife paid $163.36
    23 Oct 1856 - Hugh McDowell and wife, David McDowell and wife, and Wm J Green and wife paid $163.36
    25 Dec 1856 - E R Clement and wife paid $163.36
    26 Dec 1856 - Jesse Bullington and wife paid $300.00
    3 Jan 1857 - Charles Copeland and wife paid $163.36
    7 Mar 1857 - Elizabeth Chapman paid $163.36
    18 May 1857 - Jesse Copeland and wife paid $163.36
    2 Jul 1857 - John Copeland and wife paid $163.36
    1 Oct 1857 - Wm Chapman paid $163.36
    17 Oct 1857 - John H Chapman paid $345.66
    17 Oct 1857 - Heirs of Jones Chapman paid $345.66
    All of the other heirs (besides John H Chapman and the heirs of Jones Chapman) will received $170.87 more.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455668, file no. 2152, img 610-613
    1858 Petition for Guardianship for Children of Jones Chapman
    1858 Petition for Guardianship for Children of Jones Chapman
    23 February 1858, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    The minor children of Jones Chapman: William L, Louiza Catherine, Eliza, John, Sarah Caroline, and George W Chapman.

    Document 1: William L, Louiza Catherine, Eliza, and John Chapman are all over the age of consent (12 years old). They are entitled to a share of the estate of their grandfather, William Chapman. Because of their minority, there is no one authorized to receive their funds or look after their interests. They petition that J M Bowden may be appointed their guardian in chief, who will enter into a security bond.

    Document 2: Nancy Mary Ann Chapman petitions that Sarah Caroline and George W Chapman are minor children under the age of 12. They are entitled to a share of the estate of their late grandfather, William Chapman. Because of their age and minority, there is no one qualified to look after their funds and protect their interests. They petition that J M Bowden may be appointed their guardian in chief, who will enter into a security bond.

    FamilySearch.org, Estate papers, 1787-1900 (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), film 2455740, file no. 2852, img 564 and 566