James Lawrence Chapman Family Outline

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES LAWRENCE1 CHAPMAN was born March 15, 1816 in New Market, Shenandoah, Virginia, and died May 22, 1879 in Smith Cemetery (aka Virginia Settlement Cemetery, Orange Township) Lost Nation, Iowa. He married MALINDA ANN CARSON February 14, 1838 in Virginia, daughter of THOMAS CARSON and CATHERINE KINDELL.

Notes for JAMES LAWRENCE CHAPMAN: James and Malinda moved from Virginia to a farm southeast of Grand Mound, and 15 miles southwest of DeWitt, Iowa, in the Spring of 1859.

James Chapman was listed in the Rockingham County, Virginia 1850 census, but by 1860 they had moved to Iowa as they were listed in the Clinton County census. A Post Office was established in what was called the "Virginia Settlement" and was called Orange. The Chapmans built a ferry bridge across the river and it was a crossing for many wagons bound for the western settlements. It was torn down in 1973. James is buried in the Smith cemetery; also know as "The Virginia Settlement Cemetery." He was 63 years old when he died. The issue in the newspaper (Observer) had this write up of James when he died: "James L. Chapman, living in Orange Township; who for some months past has been almost entirely helpless from paralysis of the lower portion of the body, died May 22, age about 64 years."

Notes for MALINDA ANN CARSON:  Malinda's death certificate listed her cause of death as "Mitral disease of the heart, with hypostatic pneumonia." She married James when she was 16 years old, and they were married for 41 years when he died. She is buried beside him the the Smith Cemetery (also known as the Virginia Settlement Cemetery) in Orange Township, Iowa. It is said she lost her mind before she died at age 88.

Not sure of the spelling of Malinda's mother's last name: Kindell or Kindall.

More About MALINDA ANN CARSON: Cause of Death: Mitral disease of the heart, with hypostatic pneumonia.


2. i. MARY2 CHAPMAN, b. January 12, 1839, VA, Frederick County; d. July 30, 1900, IA, Smith Cemetery (aka Virginia Settlement Cemetery, Orange Township) Lost Nation. Also see the outline for the family of Mary Chapman and John M. Cook.

ii. THOMAS LAFAYETTE CHAPMAN, b. August 06, 1842; d. October 04, 1853, New Market, Shenandoah, VA.
Notes for THOMAS LAFAYETTE CHAPMAN: This information came from the Rockingham County, VA deaths between 1853 - 1861. Cause of death was listed as rheumatism. He would have been 11 years old. 

iii. AMANDA M. CHAPMAN, b. 1844, New Market, Shenandoah, VA; m. CARRIGAN.
Notes for AMANDA M. CHAPMAN: Amanda and her husband lived and raised their family around Woodbine, Iowa.

3. iv. HARVEY MONROE CHAPMAN, b. October 23, 1845, New Market, Rockingham County, Virginia; d. July 22, 1923, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa.

v. SARAH SALLY V. CHAPMAN, b. 1846, New Market, Shenandoah, VA; d. Lincoln, NE; m. ROUSE / ROUSH.

4. vi. FRANCES MARION CHAPMAN, b. January 09, 1849, New Market, Shenandoah, VA; d. July 14, 1922, Grand Mound, DeWitt County, IA.

vii. LETICIA JANE CHAPMAN, b. 1853, Clinton County, Iowa; d. May 21, 1879, Iowa (Smith Cemetery, aka Virginia Settlement Cemetery, Orange Township).
Notes for LETICIA JANE CHAPMAN: Leticia was in her early 20s when she died; perhaps of rickets. She was an invalid and never walked. In the 1860 Rockingham, VA census, she was listed as "dumb." She is buried in the Smith Cemetery new Grand Mound, Iowa, beside her parents.

viii. JOHN CHAPMAN, b. January 20, 1855, New Market, Shenandoah (near Rockingham), VA; d. November 18, 1938, DeWitt County, IA; m. LUCINDA FARBER, September 03, 1873.
Notes for JOHN CHAPMAN: John was a railroad man and lived in Clinton, Iowa. It is thought that he had 4 children.

ix. ANNA AMELIA CHAPMAN, b. July 04, 1858, VA; d. February 23, 1933, Long Grove, IA; m. WILLIAM FARBER, July 05, 1875.
Notes for ANNA AMELIA CHAPMAN: Anna married William Farber when she was 16 years old and they raised 9 children. He was a farmer.

x. ADALIZE CHAPMAN, b. June 1860, IA.
Notes for ADALIZE CHAPMAN: Adalize died at a young age in Iowa.

xi. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY CHAPMAN, b. December 21, 1861, IA; d. April 30, 1938, Clinton, IA.
Notes for OLIVER HAZARD PERRY CHAPMAN: Oliver was called "Jeff". He was a diabetic; never married; and worked for the railroad. He was believed to have lost his mind as he aged, and lived with his sister, Agnes. He was said to have had a lot of money. 

Notes for ALMA CHAPMAN: Alma married Frank McClure and moved to Little Rock, AR. He was a lumberman.

xiii. DORA AGNES CHAPMAN, b. October 28, 1865, IA; d. September 26, 1941, Clinton, IA; m. H. P. (GEORGE) HERMAN SIDDELL, November 1885, Clinton, IA.
Notes for DORA AGNES CHAPMAN: Dora and George had 6 children. She took care of her brother, Oliver before he died.

xiv. IDA CHAPMAN, b. January 01, 1867, Clinton County, IA; d. September 01, 1939, Clinton County, IA; m. GEORGE W. HOWES, October 17, 1887, Clinton, IA.
Notes for IDA CHAPMAN: Ida and George had 4 children.

Generation No. 2

Chapman__Mary_1901.jpg (16545 bytes)2. MARY2 CHAPMAN (JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born January 12, 1839 in VA, Frederick County, and died July 30, 1900 in IA, Smith Cemetery (aka Virginia Settlement Cemetery, Orange Township) Lost Nation. She married JOHN M. Chapman_Mary_Back_of_Photo.jpg (20591 bytes) COOK September 10, 1857 in VA, Rockingham County, son of SAMUEL COOK and POLLY KIPPS.

Notes for MARY CHAPMAN: Mary was the oldest child born to James and Malinda Chapman. She married John Cook when she was 18 years old. She died when she was 61 and is buried at the Smith Cemetery (Virginia Settlement Cemetery) in Orange Township, Iowa. 

Notes for JOHN M. COOK: John was reared on a farm in Roanoke County, Virginia. Soon after the marriage of John to Mary Chapman, they moved to Indiana, where they spent about a year, while John served as assistant Postmaster at Dalesville, and at the end of that time returned to the Old Dominion. In the Spring of 1859, they moved Mary's parents to Clinton County, Iowa, and for three or four years worked on the Chapman farm in Orange Township, before moving to their own farm. He was 83 years old when he died and is buried in the Smith Cemetery in Orange Township, Iowa. 

Children of MARY CHAPMAN and JOHN COOK are:

5. i. JAMES L.3 COOK, b. July 23, 1858, VA, Rockingham; d. July 08, 1915.

ii. ANNETTA A. COOK, b. September 29, 1859, IA, Dewitt, Clinton County; d. February 12, 1880.

6. iii. CHARLOTTE OLIVE COOK, b. October 10, 1861, IA, Dewitt, Clinton County; d. March 05, 1946, WA, Tacoma, Pierce.

iv. JACKSON BEAUREGARD COOK, b. January 13, 1863, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; d. October 10, 1938.

v. DAVID BERRIMAN COOK, b. May 04, 1864, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; d. August 21, 1888.

vi. MARGARET VIRGINIA COOK, b. March 07, 1866, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; d. December 15, 1893; m. ROBERT D. ALLISON, December 29, 1887.

7. vii. ARMINDA FRANCIS COOK, b. April 01, 1869; d. March 15, 1950, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington.

viii. WILLIAM EDMOND COOK, b. January 11, 1872, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; d. May 31, 1940, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; m. ALTHA F. SMITH, September 20, 1905.
More About WILLIAM EDMOND COOK: Burial: Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa

ix. STELLA MAY COOK, b. August 25, 1874, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; d. December 26, 1965, Davenport, Scott, Iowa.
More About STELLA MAY COOK: Burial: Davenport, Scott, Iowa

x. GRACE MELINDA COOK, b. June 05, 1880, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; d. January 02, 1916, Smith Cemetery (aka Virginia Settlement Cemetery), Lost Nation, Iowa.

xi. PERRY VAN DORN COOK, b. June 29, 1882, Dewitt, Clinton County, Iowa; m. CECELIA S. NAMES, December 16, 1903.

3. HARVEY MONROE2 CHAPMAN (JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born October 23, 1845 in New Market, Rockingham County, Virginia, and died July 22, 1923 in Blencoe, Monona, Iowa. He married ELIZABETH EVANS August 17, 1869 in Clinton County, Iowa, daughter of LYMAN EVANS and SARAH WALROD.


Harve and Betsy Evans Chapman (DeWitt), moved to Blencoe, Iowa where they owned a farm.

More About HARVEY MONROE CHAPMAN: Burial: Blencoe, Monona, Franklin Township, Iowa

Notes for ELIZABETH EVANS: Elizabeth went by the name of "Betsy". She was 19 years old when she married Harve Monroe. She died when she was 80 years old. 


i. FRED3 CHAPMAN, b. October 07, 1871, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. August 08, 1945, Onawa Hospital, Monona Franklin Township, Iowa; m. (1) MRS. BROCK; m. (2) BURZELLA LAMB.

8. ii. LYMAN CHAPMAN, b. May 09, 1872, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. August 23, 1941, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado.

iii. THOMAS MONROE CHAPMAN, b. November 09, 1873, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. March 26, 1934, South Blencoe, Monona County, Iowa; m. ANNA BISHOP, February 14, 1895, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa. 
Notes for ANNA BISHOP: Catherine Reiners records indicate wife's names was: Annie Rooney Bishop

iv. JESSIE CHAPMAN, b. April 25, 1875, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. February 04, 1940, Chelan, Washington; m. SAMUEL CAMPBELL, April 29, 1895, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa.
Notes for JESSIE CHAPMAN: Catherine Reiners records indicate birth date of April 23, 1875

9. v. PRISCILLA CHAPMAN, b. September 11, 1877, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. January 16, 1953, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa.

vi. DAISY CHAPMAN, b. June 12, 1881, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. October 29, 1960, Onawa Hospital, Monona Franklin Township, Iowa; m. WILLIAM J. TEMPLETON, January 08, 1902, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa.

vii. JENNIE CHAPMAN, b. December 02, 1883, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. April 18, 1967, Artesia, Los Angeles County, California; m. JOHN HINSDALE, January 17, 1906, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa.

viii. OROVILLE DEACON CHAPMAN, b. December 08, 1885, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. September 03, 1960, In home - 1 miles west of Onawa, Iowa; m. ZADA ELLEN MUSTARD, April 29, 1914.

ix. ROSE ELIZABETH CHAPMAN, b. September 26, 1887, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. July 16, 1959, Onawa Hospital, Monona Franklin Township, Iowa; m. ROY TAYLOR, December 11, 1907.
Notes for ROSE ELIZABETH CHAPMAN: Catherine Reiners records indicate marriage date of: December 12, 1907

x. ESTELLA CHAPMAN, b. July 19, 1889, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. January 05, 1893. 
More About ESTELLA CHAPMAN: Burial: Burial next to mother -- Graceland, Blencoe, Iowa

4. FRANCES MARION2 CHAPMAN (JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born January 09, 1849 in New Market, Shenandoah, VA, and died July 14, 1922 in Grand Mound, DeWitt County, IA. He married CAROLINE ELDORA LOWRY August 25, 1873.

Notes for FRANCES MARION CHAPMAN: Frances lived with his son, Alfred and family after Caroline died, and he died on their farm 3/4 miles east of Grand Mound, IA, at the age of 73. His funeral was held at the home on a Sunday afternoon. Services were held by Rev. W.H. Anderson, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church. He was buried in Allison Cemetery near Grand Mount on July 16, 1922.

More About FRANCES MARION CHAPMAN: Burial: July 16, 1922, Allison Cemetery (near Grand Mound)



Generation No. 3

James L. CookJames Cook5. JAMES L.3 COOK (MARY2 CHAPMAN, JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born July 23, 1858 in VA, Rockingham, and died July 08, 1915. He married (1) LOISA ARMINTA "MINNIE" MCLAUGHLIN November 15, 1882, daughter of MCLAUGHLIN and UNKNOWN. He married (2) CARRIE C. SMITH February 02, 1891. He married (3) TILLIE E. JENSON December 17, 1900.


Clella and Lydia Cook10. i. CLELLA MAE4 COOK, (see photos) b. May 07, 1886, IA, DeWitt; d. June 13, 1956, MN, St. Paul.

    ii. LYDIA L. COOK, b. May 05, 1888; d. September 22, 1889.

Clella Mae Cook  3.JPG (9463 bytes) Clella & Clifford Horr  Cook_Clella.jpg (14378 bytes)    

The above photos are of Clella Mae Cook.  In the third photo are she and Clifford Horr.  

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This photo is of Clella Cook and her classmates outside the school near DeWitt and Grand Mound.

6. CHARLOTTE OLIVE3 COOK (MARY2 CHAPMAN, JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born October 10, 1861 in IA, Dewitt, Clinton County, and died March 05, 1946 in WA, Tacoma, Pierce. She married ADIN JOSEPH HORR September 27, 1882 in IA, Orange City, Sioux, son of JAMES HORR and REBECCA LIVERMORE.

More About CHARLOTTE OLIVE COOK: Burial: WA, Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce

More About ADIN JOSEPH HORR: Burial: WA, Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce 

Children of CHARLOTTE COOK and ADIN HORR are:

i. LEE ADIN4 HORR, b. August 12, 1884, IA, Dewitt, Clinton County; d. April 27, 1885, IA, Dewitt, Clinton County.

11. ii. PERLEY RAYMOND HORR, b. February 02, 1886, IA, Dewitt, Clinton County; d. March 07, 1947, WA, Tacoma, Pierce.

iii. ROY CLIFFORD HORR, b. September 08, 1887, IA, Dewitt, Clinton County; d. November 09, 1962, WA, Tacoma, Pierce; m. CORA ANNA RAUH, August 18, 1915. 
More About ROY CLIFFORD HORR: Burial: WA, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce

iv. JOHN COOK HORR, b. August 16, 1889, WA, Tacoma, Pierce; d. August 26, 1954, WA, Morton, Lewis; m. CLARA DAISY HANSEN, June 29, 1912, WA, Tacoma, Pierce. 
More About JOHN COOK HORR: Burial: WA, Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce

7. ARMINDA FRANCIS3 COOK (MARY2 CHAPMAN, JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born April 01, 1869, and died March 15, 1950 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington. She married DAVID B. ALLISON March 05, 1890.


12. i. EDNA M.4 ALLISON, b. Abt. 1891.

ii. HAROLD ALLISON, b. Abt. 1893.

8. LYMAN3 CHAPMAN (HARVEY MONROE2, JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born May 09, 1872 in Blencoe, Monona, Iowa, and died August 23, 1941 in Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado. He married BRIDGET ALICE KENNEDY 1893 in Blencoe, Monona, Iowa.

Notes for LYMAN CHAPMAN: Records from Catherine Reiners (Chapman) indicate Lyman was born May 4, 1872. 

More About LYMAN CHAPMAN: Burial: Mt. Olivette Cemetery

Notes for BRIDGET ALICE KENNEDY: My records show wife's name: Bertha Kennedy -- Catherine Reiners records indicate first name either Bridget or Brigid 

More About BRIDGET ALICE KENNEDY: Burial: Mt. Olivette Cemetery


i. EDWIN EDWARD4 CHAPMAN, b. March 18, 1894, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. August 23, 1965, Colorado; m. IDA MAE BROWN.
More About EDWIN EDWARD CHAPMAN: Burial: Ft. Logan Military Cemetery (Denver, CO) Section Q, Lot 316

ii. MARIE CHAPMAN, b. April 24, 1895, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. December 1930, Train-car wreck near Onawa, Iowa; m. WILLIAM EARL BARR, February 24, 1914. 
More About MARIE CHAPMAN: Burial: Ute, Iowa

iii. NELLIE CHAPMAN, b. May 1896, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. March 28, 1982, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado; m. (1) HAROLD BROBECK; m. (2) MAX FLANSBERG.

iv. HARVEY JOSEPH CHAPMAN, b. January 30, 1904, Bonesteel, Gregory County, South Dakota; d. January 06, 1985, El Dorado Manor, Trenton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska; m. FLORENCE B. BLUE, June 08, 1927, Atwood, Kansas.
More About HARVEY JOSEPH CHAPMAN: Burial: St. James Catholic Cemetery, Trenton, Nebraska

v. ANNA GRACE CHAPMAN, b. 1907, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. 1926, Trenton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska.
More About ANNA GRACE CHAPMAN: Burial: St. James Catholic Cemetery, Trenton, Nebraska

vi. MARGARET CHAPMAN, b. July 03, 1913; m. EMERY CHASE.

vii. FRANK MORRIS CHAPMAN, b. September 20, 1915; d. 1974, California; m. ELEANOR MAGGIE MAGNUSON.

9. PRISCILLA3 CHAPMAN (HARVEY MONROE2, JAMES LAWRENCE1) was born September 11, 1877 in Blencoe, Monona, Iowa, and died January 16, 1953 in Blencoe, Monona, Iowa. She married ELTON RICHARDSON February 14, 1896 in Onawa, Monona County, Iowa, son of FRANCIS RICHARDSON and LEILA JEWELL.

Notes for PRISCILLA CHAPMAN: Buried January 19, 1953 -- Blencoe, Monona, Iowa

More About ELTON RICHARDSON: Fact 1: January 12, 1965, Buried



13. ii. HAZEL EUGENE RICHARDSON, b. November 14, 1897.

iii. JESSIE RICHARDSON, b. August 04, 1898, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. September 24, 1898.

iv. FRANK RICHARDSON, b. June 26, 1903, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. June 26, 1903.

v. MAURICE MONROE RICHARDSON, b. September 10, 1917, Blencoe, Monona, Iowa; d. May 02, 1943.

From: Nancy Buckley 

I have been working on this side of my family tree for about a year now
(part time as I work full time and show my dogs). I don't feel as though I
have even put a dent in what I'm trying to do. I must admit, this is a
project I absolutely love doing, just wish I had more time. Hopefully by
submitting what I have found so far, someone else maybe able to help me in
my ongoing research.

There are many photos scanned into the program, I just hope you are able to
use some of them. If you require me to scan them separately from the Family
Tree Maker Program, I will gladly send them. Included are: Mary Chapman,
John M. Cook, James L. Cook, Annetta A. Cook, Arminda Francis Cook, and
Clella Mae Cook (my grandmother) among others. I have a very old photo
album with many, many photos with no identification of the people (I'm
positive they are relatives), and most were taken in the Smith Studio (De
Witt, Iowa) and Temple Studio (Clinton, Iowa).

There are also many interesting stories in the "Notes" section.

Please let me know if I can help with anything else and again, thank you for
including our family.


Nancy Buckley

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