Robert Chapman, Jr.

Male 1646 - 1711


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  • Name  Robert Chapman, Jr. 
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  Sep 1646  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Robert Chapman born the middle of Sept. Anno[16]46
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  Nov 1711  Old Burial Ground, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Robert's tombstone stands in the old burial-ground in Hartford, in the rear of the Center church, about a rod north of the monument, on which are inscribed the names of the first settlers of Hartford; with this inscription. "Here lyeth the body of Robert Chapman, who departed this life November ye 10th, 1711, Aged 65 years."
    Died  10 Nov 1711  Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Notes 
    • Robert CHAPMAN, Jr., the second son of the first settler, was extensively engaged in agriculture. He owned at the time of his death not less than 2,000 acres of land in Saybrook, East Haddam and Hebron, CT, as appears from the probate records at New London. The town records, as well as the records of the secretary of state, abundantly show that he was a man of extensive influence in civil affairs. He was for many years, clerk of Oyster River Quarter, and commissioner and surveyor for the town of Saybrook. A short time after his father's decease, he was elected representative to the state legislature, which office he filled at eighteen sessions from May 1692 to November 1711.
      But his highest encomium is, that he "walked with God." Early in life he experienced a change of heart and connected himself with the church, under the ministry of the Rev. Thomas Buckingham. The estimation in which he was held by the church is evidenced by the fact they appointed him as their delegate to the assembly that formed the Saybrook Platform in 1708; a work which, for nearly a century and a half, has served to preserve the purity and order of the Congregational churches of Connecticut. To have been a member of that body is a higher honor than could have been conferred by any merely civil trust.
    Person ID  I21966  Bryant
    Last Modified  7 Sep 2003 

    Father  Robert Chapman, Capt.,   b. Abt 1616, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1687, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Bliss,   b. Abt 1623, probably, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1685, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Apr 1642  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9, 10, 11
    • "Robert Chapman was married at Seabrook to Ann Blith, 29 Aprill, 1642."
    Family ID  F1510  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah Griswold,   b. 28 Mar 1653, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1692, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jul 1671  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    • "Robert Chapman was married to Sarah Griswould of Norwitch the 27th of June 1671"
    Children 
     1. Samuel Chapman,   b. 12 Sep 1672, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759
     2. Robert Chapman,   b. 19 Apr 1675, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1760, East Haddam, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Chapman,   b. 12 Sep 1677, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1677, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Francis Chapman,   b. 05 Aug 1678, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1716
     5. Dorcas Chapman,   b. 26 Aug 1680, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1680, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Stephen Chapman,   b. 24 Nov 1681, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1686, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. son Chapman,   b. 06 Mar 1684, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1684, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Chapman,   b. 19 Dec 1686, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1686/87, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. son Chapman,   b. 06 Nov 1689, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1689, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1508  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Durant,   b. Abt 1658, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 Aug 1712 
    Married  29 Oct 1694  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 12
    • "Robert Chapman Senior and Mary Sheather widow were married each to other the 29th of October 1694"
      "Mr Robert Chapman was married to Mary Sheather of Kennellworth October the 29th 1694"
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Chapman,   b. 01 Mar 1695/96, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mehetabel Chapman,   b. 15 May 1697, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1697/98, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stephen Chapman,   b. 05 Mar 1698/99, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1707/8, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Abigail Chapman,   b. 20 Mar 1702, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1509  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1646 - Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jul 1671 - Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1694 - Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1711 - Old Burial Ground, Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1711 - Hartford, Hartford Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancetry of Emily Angell, Smith, Dean Crawford & Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1992), p.521.

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

    3. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.65.

    4. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 4:20.

    5. [S357] Saybrook Vital Records, (CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Hartford, CT).

    6. [S48] Chapman Family, Chapman, Rev. F. W., A. M., (Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, CT, 1854), p.69.

    7. [S169] CFA, Newsletter, 13:65.

    8. [S48] Chapman Family, Chapman, Rev. F. W., A. M., (Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, CT, 1854), p.37.

    9. [S95] Bliss, Gen. Bliss Family, Bliss, Aaron Tyler, (Author: Midland, Michigan, 1982), p.30.

    10. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.31.

    11. [S233] Saybrook Founders, Descendants, Staplins, Elaine F., Chairman, (The Founders Committee, Saybrook, CT, 1985), Robert Chapman.

    12. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 4:21.


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