Timothy Chapman

Male 1779 - 1859


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  • Name  Timothy Chapman 
    Born  22 Nov 1779  Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Will  21 Feb 1851  Lenox, Madison Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Last Will and Testament of Timothy Chapman Deceased. 2098

      Be it Remembered, That heretofore, to wit: on the 12th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine, Timothy Chapman, sole Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Timothy Chapman late of the town of Lenox in the County of Madison and made application to have the said Last Will and Testament, which relates to both Real and Personal Estate, proved and on such application the said Surrogate did ascertain by satisfactory evidence who were the ____ heirs at law and next of kin of the said testator, and their respective residences, viz. Charlotte Chapman the widow, and Mehitable Bushnell, Electa A. Ely, Susan M. Evans, Harriet L. Hart and Timothy Chapman heirs & next of kin of said deceased and said Surrogate did thereupon issue a Citation in the form of law directed to the widow heirs at law and next of kin above named by their respective names, stating their respective places of residence, requiring them to appear before said Surrogate at his office in the village of Morrisville in said County on the 4th day of February A. D. 1860, to attend the Probate of said Will.

      And afterward, to wit: on the 4th day of February A.D. 1860, satisfactory evidence by affidavit was produced to said Surrogate, of the due service of said Citation in the mode prescribed by law, and on that day, no one appearing to oppose the Probate of such Will such proceedings were thereupon had in said Court afterwards, that the said Surrogate took the proofs of said Will hereinafter set forth, upon this 4th day of February A. D. 1860 and the 18th day of February aforesaid to ________ and he thereupon adjudged the said Will to be a valid Will of Real and Personal Estate, and the proofs thereof to be sufficient, which said Last Will and Testament, and proofs are as follows, that is to say:

      Know all men by these present that I Timothy Chapman of the town of Lenox in the County of Madison and State of New York, farmer, Considering the uncertainty of this life and being of sound mind & memory do make declare and publish this my last will and testament.

      First I give & bequest to my beloved wife Charlott all my household goods to be at her disposal during her lifetime and what is not disposed of during her lifetime to go to my son Timothy.

      Second I give & bequeath to my daughter Electa Ann Ely one hundred dollars to be paid her by my son Timothy. I give & bequeath to my daughter Mehitable Bushnell one hundred dollars to be paid by my son Timothy. I give and bequeath to my daughter Susan Mariah Evans on hundred dollars. And I give & bequeath to my grand daughter Harriet Lavinia Ely one hundred dollars and to my grand daughter Charlott Manerva Ely the sum of fifty dollars.

      I give & bequeath to my son Timothy all the rest and residue of my personal & real estate after paying my debts and the aforesaid legacies and providing a comfortable support for my wifes sister Abigail Jones during her life.

      And lastly I give & bequeath to my son Timothy after paying & providing as aforesaid and performing all things as above provided all the rest and residue of my my(sic) real estate and personal property that I may die seized of or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease to have and to hold the same to him his heirs Executors administrators and assigns forever.

      I do nominate constitute and appoint my son Timothy Chapman Jun. to be the Executor of this my last will and testament.

      In Witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament contained on one sheet of paper to which I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 21st day of February 1851

      Timothy Chapman / L.S.

      Signed Sealed declared & published by the said Timothy Chapman as and for his last will & testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness hereto.

      (illegible)Ira Bushnell (L.S.)
      A. Shuman J.P.Merritt Kelsey (L.S.)
    Census  18 Jun 1855  Lenox, Madison Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1855||New York State||In this census, Timothy is 75 years old, a farmer and 19 years a resident of Lenox. His wife is 66 years old and her sister, Abigail (Nabby) is also living in the household.

      The Agricultural census information is as follows: (for the year 1854)
      75 acres improved, 25 acres unimproved
      Farm value $5,000, Stock $823, Tools $103
      20 acres plowed
      25 acres pasture
      18 acres hay, 25 tons Hay, 10 bushels grass seed
      10 acres oats & 350 bushels oats
    Died  25 Apr 1859  Lenox, Madison Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Aft 25 Apr 1859  Messenger Bay, Madison Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Timothy CHAPMAN, son of Deacon Caleb CHAPMAN, resided in West-Brook, CT, as a farmer, until about 1821 when he removed with his family to Sullivan, Oneida Co, New York, where he now (1854) resides; and exemplary member of the church of Christ. !The CHAPMAN Family (1854); Rev. F.W. Chapman

      Timothy & Charlotte CHAPMAN are found in Lenox, Madison Co, NY at the 1850 census. The date of the census is 15 Aug 1850. Timothy is age 70. Charlotte is age 61. Both indicate they were born in Connecticut. Timothy lists his occupation as farmer and gives a value of his real estate as $3,000. Elisha & Electa ELEY, son-in-law and daughter were enumerated right next door with their family. Two of the ELEY children were enumerated in the CHAPMAN household. !1850 U.S. census; Lenox, Madison Co, NY; p.235

      The CHAPMAN family is also in Lenox at the time of the 1840 Federal and the 1855 New York State census'. Sullivan is in present day Madison Co, NY and Lenox undoubtedly a smaller community nearby.

      Timothy owned a farm of six acres in Lenox in 1836.
      !Tuttle; Pioneer Settlers of Madison County

      "Lakeport" - small post village 5 miles east of Bridgeport, Madison County, NY

      Two miles east of Lakeport on the shore road is located the First Congregational Church of Oneida Lake embracing in its territory the northwest portion of the town of Lenox and the northeast part of Sullivan.

      In February 1846, at the request of persons living in the neighborhood, Rev. Josiah Jerome Ward, a member of the Onandaga presbytery came into this field and in hope of gathering into one fold the disciples of Christ engaged in labor one year. A religious society was formed August 24, 1846 with the following names constituent members:

      Thomas Chasmer, Henry Miller, J. S. Hubbard, James C. Bush, Timothy Chapman, Elisha Ely, Lemuel Williams, Joseph Henderson, Mary Bushnell, Ann Chasmer, Sebre Olcott, Caroline Miller, Julia Hart, Hannah E. Bush, Charlotte Chapman, Chloe Kelsey, Betsey Williams, Sarah Henderson, and Eunice Miller.
      !History of Chenango & Madison Counties, New York; James H. Smith; D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1880 (p. 758)
    Person ID  I21911  Bryant
    Last Modified  21 Nov 2004 

    Father  Caleb C. Chapman,   b. 13 Feb 1740, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1797, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Bushnell,   b. Abt 1744, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1824, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  05 Jan 1769  Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    • They were married by the Rev. John Devotion.
    Family ID  F1482  Group Sheet

    Family  Charlotte Jones,   b. Abt 1789, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880, probably, Madison Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Oct 1806  Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. Charlotte Chapman,   b. 08 Jan 1809, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1833, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mehitable Chapman,   b. 03 Jul 1811, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Electa Ann Chapman,   b. 02 Nov 1814, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susan Mariah Chapman,   b. 11 Sep 1817, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1897, Hartland Twp, Niagara Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Timothy Chapman,   b. 20 Nov 1819, Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F335  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1779 - Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Oct 1806 - Westbrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 21 Feb 1851 - Lenox, Madison Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Jun 1855 - Lenox, Madison Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1859 - Lenox, Madison Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 25 Apr 1859 - Messenger Bay, Madison Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Chapman Family, Chapman, Rev. F. W., A. M., (Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, CT, 1854), p.80.

    2. [S219] Bushnell, Bushnell Family Gen., Bushnell, George Eleazer, (Author, Nashville, TN, 1945).

    3. [S16] Tuttle, Madison Pioneers, William H. Tuttle, (Heart of the Lakes Publications, Interlaken, NY, 1984), p.51.

    4. [S58] Bailey, Early CT Marr., Frederic W. Bailey, (Bureau of American Ancestry, 1898), 2nd book; p.116.

    5. [S219] Bushnell, Bushnell Family Gen., Bushnell, George Eleazer, (Author, Nashville, TN, 1945), fam 119, #266.

    6. [S48] Chapman Family, Chapman, Rev. F. W., A. M., (Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, CT, 1854), p.100.


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