Jonathan "Johnny" Chapman was born on 2 Feb 1714 in Ipswich, Essex, Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Date: 7 Dec 1760
Place: Tewksbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Cause: small pox
Date: 2 Dec 1714
Place: Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts
User ID: DB24512547F04290B2580A706C6574D31A61
@NI7830@ NOTEUp to this point, the Johnny Appleseed Ancestry in the Ohio State Arch. & Hist. Quarterly, Vol 48 (1939) p 20-32 is in substantial agreement with the Edward Chapman Genealogy by Jacob Chapman. In fact, they agree even as to the list of children and birth dates of John and Elisabeth Davis Chapman. The Chapman Genealogy, however, has the wife of John listed as Joanna Perkins..."had 5 ch. He was a maker of leather breeches. Had, in 1779, bought land in Londonderry, NH where he d in 1793, ae 78." Florence Wheeler does not attempt to reconcile her research with the earlier genealogy by telling us the parents of this John Chapman who m. Joanna Perkins. However, her discussion about the children of Nathaniel, naming their uncle "Davis Chapman" who is also listed as a brother of John in the Chapman Genealogy, is probably sufficient to prove her point.
It also appears that the marriage of John Chapman to Joanna Perkins took place 21 Oct 1769 and, according to Rev. Jacob Chapman, their first child was born 1777. While it is not unusual for a youngest son to marry somewhat later in life (after his responsibilities for caring for his aging parents had come to an end,) it is a little unusual to find a man starting a family and having five children after age 60. The Perkins Genealogy contains a Jeremiah (Jacob, John, John) b Ipswich 1701 who m Joanna Smith 7 Nov 1730. Among their children was a Joanna bapt 22 Jan 1742 who m. _______Chapman. (Vol 20, p 36.) He is probably not the John Chapman who was the son of John and Elizabeth (Davis) Chapman.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Johnny by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Johnny: