Seeking parents of Thomas Chapman, b. May 1758 Maryland or Virginia.

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Thomas Chapman married Rebecca Todd, b. 1759 Virginia.  Their first child, John Stanford Chapman b. 1784 in Lincoln County, VA.  They moved to Warren County, Kentucky until 1814 and moved to Gibson County, Indiana.

Thomas was one of the founders of Princeton, Gibson County, Texas. He is buried in the Warnock Cemetery with no birth or death dates.  His wife, Rebecca burial site is unknown.
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The Thomas Chapman, who moved to Indiana, was Thomas Chapman, Jr., son of Thomas Chapman b. 1758 died 1814 Warren County, KY. The location of the gravesite of Thomas Chapman, Sr. and wife Rebecca Todd Chapman have not been located.

The parents of Thomas Chapman were Ensign John C. Chapman and Sarah Sallie Abbott.  John C. Chapman was son of Isaac E. Chapman and Sarah Cole.
John C. Chapman, who died in Giles County, Virginia did have a son named Henley Chapman, but his Henley was about twenty years younger than my Thomas Chapman, b. 1758.  A John Grant Chapman of Charles City, Maryland also had a son named Henley Chapman, but he was also a younger man.  I am not removing Thomas as the son of either of the above, but believe my Thomas Chapman's middle name was also Henley.

I do believe my Thomas Chapman was of English ancestry.

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Thomas Henley Chapman born 28 May 1758 in Charles, Maryland, United States

Died 1814 in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States

Spouse: Rebecca Todd  1759–1820 

Thomas’ parents: No sources for parents and for some of his children shown

John Grant Chapman Jr.  1725–1801 •  LLCW-K9C

Etheldra McPherson  1731–1782 •  KGM8-9L8

Thomas and Rebecca had 9 children

Abner Chapman  1774–1812  •  LZZ1-JV8

Hannah Chapman  1777–Deceased  •  LKKT-X4M

John Chapman  1782–1864   - source of son’s death below

Name John Chapman 

Wife Emily Dies 

Name    David Stanford Chapman    

Death    1912    Warren, Kentucky, United States   

Gender     Male   

 Father's Name     John Chapman   

 Mother's Name    Emily Dies  


"Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 October 2016), John Chapman in entry for David Stanford Chapman, 1912; citing , Warren, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,904,690.


Jesse Chapman  1785–1843  source for marriage below


"Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Jesse Chapman and Rebeccah Potts, 23 Dec 1808; citing Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, reference 00016 Pg.37; FHL microfilm 339,890.


Thomas Chapman Jr  1786–1834 

Christening 15 Oct 1786, Little Houghton

Marriage source below


 "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 January 2018), Thomas Chapman and Ruth Thompson, 13 Sep 1805; citing , Warren, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 339,890.

David B Chapman  25 Oct 1791 – 28 Oct 1884 

Census    1850    Warren county, Warren, Kentucky, United States   

 Gender     Male                                Age     58                              Race     White   

 Birth Year (Estimated)     1792     Birthplace     Kentucky   

 House Number     15 

David Chapman   M 58 Kentucky

 Lydia Ann Chapman    F 38 Kentucky

 Kituron Mcelroy    F 18 Kentucky

 Sarah Mcelroy    F 16 Kentucky

 Ann M Mcelroy    F 13 Kentucky

 Thomas Chapman    M 4 Kentucky

 Mary Chapman    F 7 Kentucky

 George Chapman    M 2 Kentucky


"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), David Chapman, Warren county, Warren, Kentucky, United States; citing family 15, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Joseph Chapman  1792–1825  •  LKKT-XKY

George C. CHAPMAN  1807–1854  •  KJ5S-398

Absalom Chapman  Deceased  •  LVN3-DRX

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