John Chapman (1774 - 1845) MP

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Nicknames: "Johnny", "Appleseed"
Birthplace: Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States
Cause of death: Winter Plague (pneumonia), died in his sleep
Occupation: Itinerant Apple Tree Planter
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About John Chapman

Jonathan Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

John Chapman was born in Leominster, Massachusetts to Elizabeth (née Simonds) and Nathaniel Chapman. His birthplace is now marked by a granite marker, and the street is called Johnny Appleseed Lane. Chapman's father fought at Concord as a Minuteman as early as April 19, 1775, and later served in the Continental Army with General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. While his father was in military service, his mother died, shortly after giving birth to a second son, named Nathaniel (born July 18, 1776). The child died about two weeks after his mother. Upon returning from military service in 1780, his father married Lucy Cooley and they had 10 children.

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"Johnny Appleseed" Chapman's Timeline

September 26, 1774
Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts
February 18, 1845
Age 70
Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States
Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States