My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Looking Back

The One Lovely Blog Award was given to me by Deb Ruth of Adventures in Genealogy Blog. Thanks Deb. Please check out her site, if you haven't already seen it. I especially love her articles about Baltimore.


This past week was spent doing a lot of thinking about the 1 1/2 years I have been blogging, non-stop. I decided to take a little break. My plan is to do far less blogging for a few months, instead, I'll work on my family history, make more trips to libraries, and read your posts.


Dick Eastman wrote Archaeological Dig Reveals Lifestyles of Early Irish Settlers in my city of Lowell, Massachusetts. He also lived here as well, so we both claim the city.


Continuing with my Historical Society photos, I discovered another one recently in Harvard, Massachusetts. When I went to take the photo, I saw that it shares the building with the Still River Baptist Church... smart utilization of the space.



CHAPMAN -- 2 Generations -- Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

The surname CHAPMAN is another old Connecticut line of mine. My direct lines are in green and if you would like sources or more information, please contact me.





Generation No. 1



1.ROBERT CHAPMAN was born 1616 in Yorkshire, England, and died 13 OCT 1687 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married ANN BLISS 29 APR 1642 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS BLISS and MARGARET HULINGS. She was born in England, and died 20 NOV 1685 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of ROBERT CHAPMAN and ANN BLISS were:
+2  i.John CHAPMAN was born JUL 1644 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+3  ii.ROBERT CHAPMAN was born 16 SEP 1646 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 10 NOV 1711 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
4  iii.Anna CHAPMAN was born 12 SEP 1648 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died SEP 1649 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+5  iv.Hannah CHAPMAN was born 4 OCT 1650 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1719.
+6  v.Nathaniel CHAPMAN was born 16 FEB 1653 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 5 APR 1726 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
7  vi.Mary CHAPMAN was born 15 APR 1655 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1700. She married Samuel BATES 2 MAY 1676 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
8  vii.Sarah CHAPMAN was born 25 SEP 1657 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1703. She married Joseph PRATT SEP 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.




Generation No. 2



2.John CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born JUL 1644 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth HAWLEY 7 JUN 1670 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She died 10 MAY 1676. He married Elizabeth BEAMAN 26 MAR 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of John CHAPMAN and Elizabeth HAWLEY were:
9  i.John CHAPMAN was born 8 SEP 1671 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+10  ii.Joseph CHAPMAN was born 31 JUL 1673 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 7 NOV 1732 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
11  iii.Elizabeth CHAPMAN was born 10 FEB 1676 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 27 JUN 1676.

Children of John CHAPMAN and Elizabeth BEAMAN were:
12  i.Andrew CHAPMAN was born 24 APR 1678 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 16 MAY 1683.
13  ii.Elizabeth CHAPMAN was born 26 SEP 1679 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF NOV 1738 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Stephen CHALKER 3 JUN 1703.
14  iii.Thomas CHAPMAN was born 7 OCT 1680 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 8 DEC 1680.
15  iv.Thomas CHAPMAN was born 23 JAN 1682 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 27 NOV 1682.
16  v.Lydia CHAPMAN was born 13 FEB 1682 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 1 AUG 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
17  vi.Anne CHAPMAN was born 5 NOV 1684 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph SELDEN 19 DEC 1706.
18  vii.Andrew CHAPMAN was born 1 OCT 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 23 JUN 1687 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
19  viii.Mehitable CHAPMAN was born 29 SEP 1688 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Lemuel RICHARDSON.
20  ix.Jabez CHAPMAN was born 1690 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Esther SELDEN.
21  x.Samuel CHAPMAN was born 1692 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died JUL 1747. He married Mary CHAPMAN.

3.ROBERT CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born 16 SEP 1646 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 10 NOV 1711 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Old Center Churchyard, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary DURANT 29 OCT 1694 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She died 11 NOV 1711. He married SARAH GRISWOLD 27 JUN 1671 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of FRANCIS GRISWOLD and MARY \ Sarah? POST. She was born 28 MAR 1653 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 7 APR 1692 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of ROBERT CHAPMAN and Mary DURANT were:
22  i.Benjamin CHAPMAN was born 1 JAN 1695 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
23  ii.Abigail CHAPMAN was born 20 MAR 1701 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph WHITTELSEY 28 JAN 1719 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN WHITTELSEY and RUTH DUDLEY. He was born 15 JUN 1671 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

Children of ROBERT CHAPMAN and SARAH GRISWOLD were:
+24  i.SAMUEL CHAPMAN was born 12 SEP 1672 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+25  ii.ROBERT CHAPMAN was born 19 APR 1675 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 4 DEC 1760 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
26  iii.Sarah CHAPMAN was born 12 SEP 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 15 OCT 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
27  iv.Francis CHAPMAN was born 5 AUG 1678 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1716.
28  v.Dorcas CHAPMAN was born 26 AUG 1680 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died SEP 1680 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
29  vi.Stephen CHAPMAN was born 24 NOV 1681 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAR 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
30  vii.Sarah CHAPMAN was born 19 DEC 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 23 JAN 1687 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

5.Hannah CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born 4 OCT 1650 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1719. She married David BULL 27 DEC 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Thomas BULL and Susannah w\o Thomas BULL. He was born ABT 9 FEB 1651 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of Hannah CHAPMAN and David BULL were:
31  i.Susanna BULL was born 4 JUL 1679.
32  ii.Hannah BULL was born 30 APR 1681.
33  iii.Abigail BULL was born 16 MAR 1683, and died 22 JUN 1683.
34  iv.Rachel BULL. She married Henry REVES.

6.Nathaniel CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born 16 FEB 1653 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 5 APR 1726 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Mary COLLINS 29 JUN 1681 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of Francis COLLINS and Elizabeth COCKERELL. He married Hannah BATES 26 JUL 1698 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Child of Nathaniel CHAPMAN and Mary COLLINS was:
35  i.Caleb CHAPMAN was born 1706, and died 1785.