Chapman,  Henry Augustus

Chapman, Henry Augustus

Male 1850 - 1916  (65 years)  

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  • Name Chapman, Henry Augustus 
    Born 2 Jul 1850  Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1916  Leonia, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4804  Sackett
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 

    Family Shepard, Laura Susanna,   b. 16 Nov 1853, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1922, Leonia, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1874  Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Rev. Mr. Clemson [ from St. Johns Episcopal Church in Ogdenburg furnished by Mary Smallman].
    Children 
     1. Chapman, George Augustus II,   b. 29 Dec 1876, Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1950, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Chapman, Charles Shepard,   b. 2 Jun 1879, Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1962  (Age 83 years)
     3. Chapman, Henry Hooker,   b. 1 Jul 1884,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2069  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1850 - Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1874 - Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Chapman, George Augustus II - 29 Dec 1876 - Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Chapman, Charles Shepard - 2 Jun 1879 - Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1916 - Leonia, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (from "River Reflections - A Short History of Morristown, NY;" written by Lorraine B. Bogardus; edited by Mark Dupre (Danbe Press, Worcester, MA); 1988):

      Henry A. Chapman, the grandson of Augustus and son of George, was born in 1850. He was one of Morristown's most popular citizens. For several years he was a village trustee and was a generous contributor to churches, schools, and civic organizations. He operated a paper mill and later became one the founders of the First National Bank of Ogdensburg.

      Henry lived in a frame house on the corner of Main and Mercer Streets (now the business office of George Silver, attorney-at-law). It is a local version of the Greek Revival with subsequent Victorian modifications. The Henry Chapmans brought a rare touch of the aristocracy to Morristown. Henry had beautiful horses and carriages and William White, village lamplighter and a recent emigre from Dublin, Ireland, in his employ as coachman. It was quite a sight to see Mr. and Mrs. Chapman and their coachman attired in his high silk hat and special uniform as they drove to Ogdensburg (a four-hour trip) to visit the Fords, Ogdens, and Shepherds.

      In 1894, the Henry Chapman family moved to the Jacob Ford stone colonial Georgian mansion on Barnard's (later named Chapman's Point) across the bay from the part of the village. Henry's three sons - Hooker, Charles Shepherd, and George Augustus - grew up in this two-and-a-half storied colonial style country manor surrounded by an eight-acre picturesque park with spacious lawns sloping to the river. The barns and large carriage shed were located adjacent to the house.


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