JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


LEVI CHAPMAN PIONEER FAMILY


1. LEVI CHAPMAN, son of STEPHEN CHAPMAN (1762-1837) and SARAH SAMPSON (Abt 1764-Abt 1845) was born 17 Jul 1782 at Lyme, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. He died 25 May 1847 at Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York

He appeared on the census in 1810 in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, United Sates.¨ 2 males under 10; 1 26-44; 3 females under 10;1 16-25.

He resided at Parishville (formed from Hopkinton in 1818) St. Lawrence Co, New York from 1817. LEVI & family moved from NH to NY in this year per grandson Eugene A. CHAPMAN's obituary.

Mortgage: 1818-1846, Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. 14 June 1818 LEVI mortgaged property in Parishville from John McCall; on 2 Jun 1821 from Daniel Hoard; 8 Apr 1826 & 27 Feb 1828 from Aaron Brown; on 16 Nov 1831 from William Allen. 7 Oct 1820 LEVI CHAPMAN mortgaged property to Wm. Allen. Discharged as paid on 20 Feb 1822. On 13 Apr 1846 to Chad (Charles??) Hancock

He appeared on the census in 1820 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. Males: 1 under 10; 1 10-16; 1 16-18; (1 16-26); 1 26-40 Females: 3 under 10; 3 10-16; 2 persons engaged in manufacturing.

He kept a hotel in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

He owned land. LEVI received deed from David Parish 6 Jun 1827 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

He appeared on the census in 1830 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. males: 1 under 5; 1 5-10; 1 10-15; 1 15-20; 1 40-50 females: 1 under 5; 1 5-10; 1 10-15; 2 15-20; 1 40-50

He owned land 8 Dec 1832 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. LEVI and Betsy of Hopkinton sold land in Parishville to Eathom Pease

He had a residence in 1835 in Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. House at East Village (AKA Nicholville) was on west side of road at top of hill, built by Mr. Bush in 1820. Owned by Joseph Sheals, Mr. Farr, then by LEVI CHAPMAN. The house burned 6 Apr 1835 and was called the CHAPMAN place.

Biographical notes: Republican delegate to county convention in Canton, NY, 4 Oct 1837, Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, news.nnyln.net/st-lawrence-republican

LEVI was one of a committee of nine appointed by chairman "to draft resolutions expresive of sense of the meeting on the subjects now agitating the public." It appears that currency and the Panic of 1837 were the primary topics of concern

He owned land 3 Jan 1840 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. LEVI and Betsy of Parishville sold to Mrs. Lucy Ransom of Hopkinton--land in Hopkinton

He appeared on the census in 1840 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. Males:1 10-15; 2 15-20; 1 50-60 Females: 1 10-15; 1 15-20; 1 50-60

13 Church Records: Congregational church, voted on LEVI's excommunication, 1844, Parishville, St.Lawrence, New York. 27 Apr 1842, 15 Jul 1842 admonished: profane swearing; a common walk of life; un-Christian conduct; drinking, swearing 11 Oct 1844 Going to tavern especially on Sabbath. Took too much intoxicating drink, used profane language--cows (?) 20 Dec 1844: Voted to excommunicate.

Church: Services held in Parishville beginning in 1811; church organized in 1823; stone church built 1834 which burned in the 1850s. By 1890, services were being held with the Methodists. No CHAPMANs were found in summaries of members or typescripts at beginning of each item in records of Congregational church in Stockholm (S:CFHL film 1901553).

Biographical notes: Jan 1846, Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. LEVI CHAPMAN, coroner of the city, held an inquest into death of man found dead on old track of Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. nnylin.net/st-lawrence-republican

9 Mar 1846 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. LEVI & Betsy sold to John & Stephen. of Henderson and to Daniel H. of Potsdam. Beg. at corner of lot 2 on Park St., running soth to edge of river. Betsy inrtviewed separately and acknowledged that she did this freely.

He owned land 31 Mar 1846 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. LEVI purchased from Ethan H. Pease and wife Sophia He died. widow Betsy is living with son Daniel at that time

He married 28 Oct 1802 Thetford, Orange, Vermont,

BETSEY MASON, AKA Polly, daughter of JONATHAN MASON (1758-1833)and DEBORAH LYON (1762-1849) was born c1786 New Hampshire, and died 3 May 1853 Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York

Research Notes: Husband - Searched Sep 2009: St. Lawrence, NY deeds, mortgages,probates, will testators. Any info. extracted. NH index to births: no Lyme records were noted.

Research Notes: Wife - NH brides index, birth rcds.: no Lyme records found; no Betsy Mason. Sep 2009. No Lyme records found in card file index of NH marriage intentions

CHILDREN of LEVI CHAPMAN and BETSEY MASON, CHAPMAN:

    2    i      BOYNTON CHAPMAN b 1803 Massachusetts, d 25 Aug 1867 Jefferson Co, New York, m (1) LUCY ANN EASTMAN (1813-1889), m (2) SOBRINA (1807-1840) bef 1828 - New York. per 1810 & 1820 censes,LEVI had a son born between 1802-1804. BOYNTON is listed as LEVI'S son in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. He appeared on the census in 1840 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, and on the census in 1850 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, NewYork with wife LUCY A., sisterBETSEY (age 21); children FRANCIS A. (8); JULIA E.

    3    ii      JANE? CHAPMAN. born bet 1804 and 1810 Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire. Relationship: daughter born 1804-1810. per 1810 & 1820 census

    4    iii      SOPHRONIA CHAPMAN b bet 1805 and 1810 New Hampshire; d Ohio. Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909; birth year based on census listings. She appeared on the census in 1840 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, age 30-40

    5    iv      (---) CHAPMAN b bet 1804 and 1810. Identity: An unaccounted for male of this age bracket is found in 1810 and 1820 censes.

    6    v      BETSEY CHAPMAN b 1809 Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, d 8 Jun 1828 Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York. Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. Dates are from same source.

    7    vi     SARAH S. CHAPMAN b 12 Jun 1811 Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, d 5 Oct 1887 Henderson, Jefferson, age 76 y 3 m 23 d at death, bur Oct 1887 Henderson, Jefferson, New York, m LEONARD SEATON (1794-1872) 1834 - Henderson

Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909.

"On July 6, 1834, POLLY SEATON died at the farm, four days after the birth of her son . In the fall of the same year that he lost his wife, he married Sarah CHAPMAN of St. Lawrence county, New York ." "Mrs. Sarah (CHAPMAN) Seaton was a large, fine-looking lady as I remember her, and her photograph shows her to have been. She was a fine housekeeper and needlewoman, and was kind to the grandchildren as any grandmother could have been; and the fact that grandparents always spoil the grandchildren with kindness has become proverbial. I can remember going to her home often, when I was a small boy, hoping and expecting she would give me some cookies or apples, of which it was soon learned there was always an abundance. And I do not remember ever to have gone in vain; nor was the giving skimped. She, being usually busy, would send me to the collar and tell me to fill my pockets, a permission I was not slow nor backward about improving. She died at her home in Henderson on the fifth day of October, 1887 four days after the birth of her son SAMUEL G. SEATON. In the fall of the same year that he lost his wife, he married SARAH CHAPMAN of St. Lawrence county, New York ." She worked as a tailoress in 1870 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA.

    8    vii     JOHN T. CHAPMAN, b 1814 Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, d 17 May 1891, bur Henderson, Jefferson, New York, m MIRANDA N. CONGDON (1819-1891) 1836 - Henderson, Jefferson, New York. Listed as LEVI's son in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. Eugene CHAPMAN dated 1909. He worked as a blacksmith in Roberts Corners, Jefferson, New York and as a postmaster from 1850 to 1852 in Roberts Corners, Jefferson, New York. He appeared on the tavern keeper census in 1850 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York. JOHN, his wife and 4 children, sister LYDIA, plus HELEN (19) and WILLIAM SAMPSON. Margin indicates residence was a hotel. Was WILLIAM SAMPSON a relative through John's grandmother's side? He appeared on the census in 1865 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York.

Biographical notes: 1 May 1866. Marine disasters near Cape Vincent, NY: JOHN CHAPMAN of Henderson had a schooner fouled by the Hiawatha nnylin.net/st-lawrence-republican

He was supervisor from 1876 to 1878 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA. history.raysplace.com/ny/henderson-ny.htm

He worked as a proprietor of saw and shingle mill, farmer in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA. 9 He was buried. Evergreen Cemetery

    9    viii      MARY CHAPMAN, b 1816 New Hampshire, d bef 1900 m CHARLES HANCOCK (1809-1881) After 1850 - Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

Relationship: daughter born 1810-1815 per 1820-1830 census. Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. Birth year from same source. She appeared on the census in 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 in Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York. She died. not found in 1900 census

    10    ix      LYDIA J. CHAPMAN, AKA LYDIA M. (per Toledo Directory) b c1817 New Hampshire. d Aft 1891 Toledo, Lucas, Ohio. m Dr. James N. Hume (1815-Bef 1889) Bef 1850 - New York. 1860, 1880 census indicate New Hampshire as birthplace, but age is incorrectly noted, (compare with 1850 census), Relationship: Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. Dates are from same source. Church Records: letter of recommendation, Congregational church, 20 Jul 1845, Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York. LYDIA HUME, living with brother JOHN CHAPMAN, and on the 1860 census with husband (a physician) in Eureka, Humboldt, California.

Poss. census: 1870, Windsor, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Lydia C. Hume, as 53, keeps house, living alone

She appeared on the census in 1880 in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, USA. with husband (a lecturer)

She resided at 132 Superior; widow of James N.) from 1889 to 1891 in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio.

    11    x      DANIEL H. CHAPMAN b 25 Dec 1820 Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, d 26 Apr 1895 BelleVIlle, Jefferson, New York, m MARION R. COVEY (1830-1900) 28 Dec 1848 - Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York

Relationship: Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. Eugene CHAPMAN dated 1909. Dates are from same source. 2 Biographical notes: from DANIEL'S great-grandson, his father ORREN'S memories. My father told stories of long sessions in the parlor neeling at a reversed chair praying for hours with his grandfather.

He signed a will. found in Jefferson county and appeared on the census in 1850 in Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, NewYork, United States. and on the census in BellevIlle, Jefferson, New York, USA.

    12    xi      SOPHIA CHAPMAN b 1823 Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, d 23 Dec 1840. Relationship: daughter born 1804-1810 per 1810 & 1820 cense. s Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. Dates are from same source.

    13    xii      JULIUS CHAPMAN b1825 Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York d After 1880 Ohio m MARY AMANDA AMOS (1826- ) c1851 - New York, Relationship: Listed as son in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. He appeared on the blacksmith census in 1860 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA. Julius, 34, Amanda, 34, Alice 6, Eva, 5, Flora, 3
Military: 11 Aug 1862, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. 106th Infantry, co. G (Captain Jesse Cogswell) He appeared on the census in 1870 in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Flora, 13, Rolon. 9, Minnie, 2
5 He appeared on the census in 1880 in West Richfield, Summit, Ohio, United States. Julius, Amanda, Rollon, F. Minnie

    14    xiii      JULIA CHAPMAN b c1826 Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, d 26 Dec 1897 Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, m ORVILLE JOHN PATTERSON (c1826-c1895) m 3 Mar 1847 - Parishville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States 1 Relationship: Per 1830 census, a daughter born 1825-1830. Listed as LEVI's daughter in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. Dates are from same source. 1880 census for JULIA CHAPMAN. Patterson indicates that both parents were born in NH. Obituary from St. Lawrence Mercury said she was in her 71st year, born and reared in Parishville

    15    xiv      STEPHEN W. CHAPMAN b 23 Apr 1828 Parishville, St. Lawrence Co, New York, d 3 Oct 1860 Ellisburg, Jefferson, NewYork, bur 4 Oct 1860 Ellisburg, Jefferson, NewYork, m Julia Marion Sprague (1833-1922), Relationship: Listed as son in letter from LEVI's grandson Dr. EUGENE CHAPMAN dated 1909. He appeared on the census. Research Notes: Husband



For further information, contact: Michael Hetzel


Return to Jefferson County Genweb Page

Return to Town of Henderson


Copyright 2009 Jefferson County NYGenWeb — a member of the NYGenWeb Project