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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

G. 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.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

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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