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The Alexander Campbell Chapman Family

Copied in 1963 from records in possession of Miss Jennie Stovall, Waxahachie, Texas

Contributed by Jean Caddel


Alexander C. Chapman , son of Anderson Chapman,  was born Sept. 26, 1842/3, St. Louis Co. Mo.; d. Oct. 1, 1912, Bardwell, [Ellis County] Texas; m. ca 1865 in Ark. Virginia Elmina Sanderson.  She was born April 23, 1843 in Ala.? and died Jan. 6, 1891, Bardwell, Texas.  Both are buried in Bardwell Cemetery.

They met  during the Civil War while A. C. Chapman was stationed in Arkansas with Longstreet's Brigade; both families lived in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Children:

1. Mary Louisa (Lula) Chapman b. 7-1-1867, Minden, La., d. 4-30-1960 Bardwell, Texas; m. ca 1902 Samuel Tuggle Collier (1869-1940) One dau Hazel Marion Collier (1903-1953)

2. Charles Franklin Chapman, b. 8-12-1868 Minden, La., d. 3-4-1948, Bardwell, Tex; bur. Bardwell Cem., m. Sidna Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stovall 12-20-1894, Bardwell, Tex. She was b. 2-2-1874 Hardin Co. Ky.; d. 8-24-1906, Bardwell, Texas; m/2 1926 Ella J. Rane Morgan (1884-1958)

3.  Emma Lorena Chapman, b. 3-9-1870, Ellis Co. Tex., d. Aug. 25, 1942, bur. Bardwell Cem.

4. James Milton Chapman b. Jan. 1, 1872, Bardwell, Tex; d. Aug. 25, 1842 [sic] Waxahachie, Tex., bur. Ennis, Tex., m. ca 1902 Mary Weverka (1879-1942)

5. Anna Laura Chapman, b. 5-14-1873, Bardwell; d. June 29, 1909 Ennis, Tex; bur. Ennis Cem; m. 10-21-1896 Ellis Co. Tex. Hezekiah Richard Stovall ()1870-1953).

6. Sarah (Sallie) Elizabeth Chapman b. 10-13-1874 Bardwell; d. 9-24-1911 Waxahachie, Tex; m. ca 1899 Norwood Hood (1874-1938)

7. Arthur Clinton Chapman, b. 4-30-1876, Bardwell, Tex.; d. 3-8-1952, bur. Ennis, Tex., m. 11-12-1899 Ora May Moore.

8. Everett Eugene Chapman b. 2-21-1878 Bardwell, Tex; d. 9-26-1946, Ennis, bur. Weatherford, Tex.

9. William Marion Chapman b. 8-19-1879, Bardwell, Tex; d. Sept. 8, 1887, Bardwell of chils [sic] and Fever.

10. Leona May Chapman,b. 11-12-1884 Bardwell, Tex; d. 1945, Bardwell.; m. Walter Dallas Jones.


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