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Nathaniel Chapman

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA, USA
Death: Died in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, Fayette, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Chapman, III and Martha Chapman
Husband of Elizabeth Chapman and Lucy Chapman
Father of Elizabeth Rudd; "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman; Phebe Chapman; Nathaniel Chapman, Jr.; Jonathan Chapman and 10 others
Brother of Perley Chapman; Elizabeth Chapman and Martha Chapman

Managed by: Keith Lewis Howlett
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About Nathaniel Chapman

Nathaniel Chapman 1746-1807

Nathaniel Chapman was a Minuteman at Concord and later served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He was the father of John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed.

Nathaniel was a Minute Man at the Battle of Concord,served with Isreal Putnam at Bunker Hill and was with George Washington at Valley Forge. His service with the Continential Army was from 1777 until 1780,at which time he was honorable discharged at Springfield,having attained the rank of Captain early in the colonial struggle. During this Revolutionary War,Nathaniel wife Elizabeth Simonds,give birth to their third child and died soon after on July 18,1776. The baby died and their two children were cared for by relatives. After the war,Nathaniel married again and made his home in Longmeadow,Ma. with their ten children. In the late summer of 1805,the family moved to Marietta,Ohio. With Johnny Appleseed,his son,as a guide,father and sons set up duck Creek where,leaving mother and girls with friends in the village. Johnny led them to a big fertile creek bottom about twenty-five miles up Duck Creek where they blazed a claim and built a large cabin. This is where Nathaniel and his wife Lucy died.

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Nathaniel Chapman's Timeline

September 13, 1746
Tewksbury, Middlesex, MA, USA
November 18, 1770
Age 24
Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
September 26, 1774
Age 28
Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
June 26, 1776
Age 29
January 4, 1781
Age 34
Longmeadow, Hampden, MA, USA
July 16, 1783
Age 36
Longmeadow, Hampden, MA, USA
March 6, 1785
Age 38
Longmeadow, Hampden, MA, USA
July 21, 1787
Age 40
Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States