Orvis A. Chapman Family

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Orvis A. Chapman

b: 1811 d: 7/1890

Electa Buck Chapman

b: 9/12/1815 d: 9/8/1886

married: 9/1/1832 in Lorain county, OH


Family Information

Census data for Orvis Chapman (provided by Marsha Buck):

With his father:
1820 Middlebury, Genesee, New York
1830 Bethany, Genesee, New York

As an adult:
1840 (& 1850?) – Lorain County Ohio
1860 – Girard, Erie, Pennsylvania
1870 – Stranger, Leavenworth, Kansas
1880 – Clear Creek, Pottawatomie, Kansas
1885 State Census – Lake City, Barber, Kansas

Census data provided by Susan Butler Czaja:

From the 1850 census for Girard township (Erie county), Pennsylvania:

Orvis A. Chapman 39, Mason born in NY
Electa M. Chapman 36, wife born in NY

Orrin A. Chapman 16, Laborer born in Ohio
Nancy M. 14
Fanny 13
Asher V. 11
Almeda 9
Sydney Wm. 7
Zenas H. 3

From the 1870 census for Stronger township (Levenworth county) Kansas:

Orvis A. Chapman 60, Farmer
Electa M. Chapman 56, Keeping house
Orvis 16, Farmer

Almeda Chapman 29, Farmer
Charlotte 2

Electa Minerva Buck Chapman was born in Bethany (Genessee County) NY. She was the daughter of Asher Buck, who was born 10 FEB 1789 in New Milford, Connecticut and died 16 SEP 1853 in Sheffield, Lorain Co., Ohio. Electa's Mother was Fanny Marilla Parkhurst b: 31 OCT 1788 in Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. Electa died on 8 SEP 1886 in Saratoga, Pratt Co., Kansas and is buried in Coats, Pratt Co., Kansas.

Orvis A. Chapman died on July 11, 1890 in what is now Spokane Washington while staying with his son Zenas. From research provided by Ron and Larry McRae, Orvis is buried in an unmarked grave at Spokane's Fairmont graveyard in Space 50, Section N, Lawn 17.

Orvis Chapman Obituary