Nathaniel  Chapman

Nathaniel Chapman (1746 - 1807)

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Capt. Nathaniel Chapman
Born in Tewksbury, Essex County, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Leominster, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married in Longmeadow, Hampden Co., Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Salem, Washington County, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Nathaniel Chapman is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-131594
Rank: Captain

Biography

Nathaniel Chapman was a minute man at the battle of Concord, served with Israel Putnam at Bunker Hill and was with George Washington at Valley Forge.[1] His service with the Continental Army was from 1777 until 1780, at which time he was honorably discharged at Springfield, having attained the rank of Captain early in the colonial struggle.

Minuteman, 1775[2]
Continental Army, 1777 -1780[3][4]
Revolutionary War Veteran [5][6]
Valley Forge Muster ID: MA29394[7]
Father of Johnny Appleseed [8]


VALLEY FORGE MUSTER

Muster ID: MA29394[9]
Private Nathaniel Chapman Rank and File
State: Massachusetts
Division: 4th
Brigade: Learned's
Regiment: 9th Massachusetts
Company: Washington's Guard

DAR RECORD

Ancestor #: A020941
Service: MASSACHUSETTS
Rank: CAPTAIN
Birth: 9-13-1746 TEWKSBURY MIDDLESEX CO MASSACHUSETTS
Death: 2-18-1807 LOWER SALEM WASHINGTON CO OHIO
Service Source: MA SOLS & SAILS, VOL 3, P 333
Service Description: 1) MM LEX ALARM,CAPT JOSLIN,COL WHITCOMB 2) PVT CAPT WILDER,COL WHITCOMB,CAPT FOWLER
DAR marker is placed at Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio [10]


SAR RECORD

Ancestor #P-131594
1) MM LEX ALARM,CAPT JOSLIN,COL WHITCOMB
2) PVT CAPT WILDER,COL WHITCOMB,CAPT FOWLER MA
Type of service Captain
Birth 13 SEP 1746
Death 18 FEB 1807
Children: Andrew, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, David
Spouse 1)ELIZABETH SYMONDS/SIMONS 2)LUCY COOLEY
Cemetery Chapman County Washington/ State OH City Fearing
State of Service
Bio Nathaniel CHAPMAN[11] [12] [13][14]

Revolutionary War Pension for Nathaniel


Capt. Nathaniel Chapman was born September 13, 1746 in Tewksbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, the son of Jonathan Chapman and Martha Perley. He married Elizabeth Symonds on February 8, 1770 in Leominster, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died July 18, 1776 in Leominster, Massachusetts. He subsequently married Lucy Cooley on July 24, 1780 in Longmeadow, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. He is the father of Elizabeth Chapman, Perley Chapman, and John Chapman, who became known as Johnny Appleseed.[15]Nathaniel was a wheelwright by trade.[16]

Nathaniel Chapman was a Minuteman at the Battle of Concord. He served with Israel Putnam at Bunker Hill and was with George Washington at Valley Forge.[17] His service with the Continental Army was from 1777 until 1780, at which time he was honorably discharged at Springfield, having attained the rank of Captain early in the colonial struggle. He served under General George Washington and fought at Bunker Hill. Nathaniel remained in the Army until 1780.[18][19][20]

Nathaniel Chapman, Leominster. Private, Capt. John Joslin's co. of Minute-men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 11 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. David Wilder's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, receipts for wages for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Prospect Hill; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].[21]

Nathaniel Chapman, Captain of wheelwrights, Maj. Joseph Eayrs's co., Col. Flower's regt. of Artillery artificers; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Captain, Maj. Eyres's corps at Springfield; Continental Army pay accounts from Jan. 1, 1780, to Sept. 30, 1780.[22]

In 1805, Nathaniel purchased 160 acres of land on Duck Creek, about 15 miles from Marietta, Ohio, from the Ohio Company. He died February 18, 1807 in Salem, Washington Co., He is buried in unknown location in Duck Creek Valley, along with other family members, including Nathaniel Sr. and his wife Lucy Cooley. [23] A Memorial Marker was erected by the Marietta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. The Inscription reads:

TO THE MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BURIED IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, OHIO WHOSE GRAVES ARE UNKNOWN.[24]

Sources

  1. Valley Forge Muster Roll.
  2. NSDAR.
  3. NSDAR.
  4. Revolutionary War Pension for Nathaniel.
  5. NSDAR.
  6. Revolutionary War Pension for Nathaniel.
  7. Valley Forge Muster Roll.
  8. Johnny Appleseed.
  9. Valley Forge Muster Roll.
  10. NSDAR.
  11. Revolutionary War Graves Register. Clovis H. Brakebill, compiler. 672pp. SAR. 1993.
  12. SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register CD.Progeny Publishing Co: Buffalo, NY. 1998.
  13. MA SOLS & SAILS, VOL 3, P 333 SAR
  14. National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Patriot & Grave Index.
  15. Johnny Appleseed.
  16. Chapman Association.
  17. Valley Forge Muster Roll.
  18. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension for Nathaniel Chapman.
  19. Cornerstones, Stories of the Lower Muskingum Valley by Winnie Smith Johnson.
  20. Revolutionary War Pension for Nathaniel.
  21. Revolutionary War Pension for Nathaniel.
  22. Revolutionary War Pension for Nathaniel.
  23. Find A Grave.
  24. Revolutionary War Graves Register. Compiler, Clovis H. Brakebill SAR pg.672,1993.

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