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Elizabeth Ann Shiplett 


Born May 1835 in Muskingum County Ohio. Died 7 May 1921 in Muskingum Co.
Buried in Gratiot. married Thomas Chapman 1877 in Mount Sterling Muskingum Co Ohio, born 1834 in Morgan County Ohio Union Twp. he enrolled into the Civil War on Aug 28 1862 to the 9th Ohio Volunteer cavalry Company A ,Thomas was discharged in Lexington NC on July 20 1865

A copy of the 1880 census from Family Search .org

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 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Thomas CHAPMAN   Self   M   Male   W   38   OH      OH   OH 
 Elizabeth CHAPMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   35   OH   Keeps House   OH   OH 
 Charles CHAPMAN   Son   S   Male   W   14   OH      OH   OH 
 Lillie CHAPMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   12   OH      OH   OH 
 Howard CHAPMAN   Son   S   Male   W   10   OH      OH   OH 
 Millie CHAPMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   8   OH      OH   OH 
 Margaret CHAPMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   6   OH      OH   OH 

Source Information:
Census Place Hopewell, Muskingum, Ohio
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Elizabeth and Thomas had these children

1. Howard Homer Chapman; Born Feb 1871 Hopewell Twp., Licking Co., OH
d.  13 May 1939  Newark, Licking Co., OH,
 he died pouring over the books of his "Chapman's Confectionary" on the corner of Sheild St., Newark. 
 Howard had a heart attack. 
     Ran a grocery store in Gratiot, OH & lived in the house behind it that was attached.
Homer married Bessie May German,
b. 31 Jan. 1880  Gratiot, Muskingum Co., OH Hopewell
twp. married  25 Dec. 1898  Muskingum Co., OH
Her father died before she was born - & had no other siblings by Aurenious German.
 From Donna Paxton ..My dad got her red hair as did another brother of his. 
Grandma said that everyone would come to her & rub her hair for healing. 
It  was a superstition, I guess, that one who was born never seeing their father
had powers of healing.  (strange - but interesting)  
 Bessie d.  11 Mar. 1938  Newark, OH

Homer and Bessies Children..
1) Harry R. Chapman   b. 16 Aug. 1900  Hopewell Twp., Licking Co., OH
                      d.       1954 Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
      married:  Ruth Redman   b. 14 Dec. 1901  Toboso Madison Twp., Licking
Co., OH   buried Cedar Hill Cem. Licking Co., OH
         No children.

2) Mildred Leona (Midge) Chapman  b. 26 Jan. 1903
    married 21 June 1924 Frank Theodore Berry   b.  1 Nov. 1897  Hardin Co., OH
He owned the pool hall in Newark  (I think he only half owned it maybe. I'll ask dad)
  They had 2 daughters. One daughter had one son the other
had 3 sons & she gave them middle names Berry, Chapman. 

3) Maurice Hubert Chapman  b.  16 March 1907  Hopewell Twp., Licking CO., OH
                   d. 29 Jan. 1971  Orlando FL
(he was in a Primitive Baptist Church where he was to get up & preach. 
Grandma thought he had fallen asleep on her shoulder & kept nudging him. 
He had died of a heart attack.  He had his first heart attack in his 50's).
Buried in Wilson Cem., Licking Co., OH   People came from all over the
country to the funeral, which was like a week later. He was a wonderful preacher!
Married: Hazel Beatrice Claggett in Newcastle, Indiana  9 Oct. 1930
(they wanted to be married by their favorite preacher - so drove there to get married - but always lived in Newark) . Hazel was born .12 Jan. 1910  Licking Co., OH  d.  18 Jan. 1992  Licking CO., OH   
                       4 children:  the youngest one died 2 summers ago at 52.

4) Howard Delmar Chapman  b. 5 April 1909  Hopewell Twp., Licking CO., OH   
                     d.  5 April 1937  Newark, LIcking Co., OH buried CedarHill Cem. LIcking Co., OH
married Lucy McKean  1936 (?)    one daughter - still living
he had actually div. & married an Evelyn Brown before he died.

ii. Charles Franklin Chapman; Born 16 Aug 1866. Died 3 Mar 1943.
He married Mary Magdeline Steirs, 10 Oct 1912 in Muskingum County Zanesville.

iii. Millie R Chapman born 1872 ; married a Campbell

iv. Lilly Chapman  b. 23 Oct. 1868   Ohio
1st marriage widowed by Wortman
2nd marriage:  Adam Irvin  b. Brownsville, OH

Lillie Irvin

Services for Mrs. Lillie Irvin, 75, who died Sunday at 11 a.m. at her home in Gratiot, will be held
Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Gratiot Methodist church with Rev. C. E. Bulen in charge.
Burial will be in Wesley Union cemetery near White Cottage.
 Although Mrs. Irvin had been in failing health for some time, she had been seriously ill for only two days. She had spent practically her entire life in Gratiot where she was a member of the Methodist church and the Missionary society. The former Miss Lillie Chapman, she married Dr. Frank Wortman in 1903, who died in 1905. In 1908 she was wedded to Adam R. Irvin of Gratiot who preceded her in death nine years.
 Surviving are a  step-daughter, Mrs. Roy F. (May) Ardrey of Gratiot; three step-sons, William A.  Irvin of Gratiot, Harry B. Irvin of Zanesville, and Ross Irvin of Pleasant Valley; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Campbell of Philo; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The body was to have been removed from Thompson and Son funeral home in White Cottage to the residence early today.

The Zanesville News, published:  Zanesville, Ohio
Tuesday Evening, 31 Aug. 1943


v. Margaret Chapman born in 1874.



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