of Greene County, Pennsylvania
W. CHAPMAN, of the firm of Lemley & Chapman, liverymen, Waynesburg,
Penn., was born in Greene County, Penn.,
July 15, 1851, and is a son of John and Sarah (Lemley) Chapman. His parents were also natives of this county,
and of English lineage. His father was a
farmer and engineer by occupation. The
subject of our sketch is the oldest in a family of four children. He was reared in the native county and received
his education in the district schools.
He started out in life working by the month as a farm hand, and
subsequently worked at the blacksmith’s trade in Waynesburg for a time. Mr. Chapman then bought a team and engaged in
hauling and farming until 1887, when he began the livery business in
partnership with his uncle. He was
united in marriage in 1880 with Lucinda, daughter of James Bradford. Mrs. Chapman is a native of Greene County
and of English extraction. Their
children are—Hattie E. and Emma L. Mr.
Chapman is a Democrat. He and wife are
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2008
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