I have looked for an obit for Joseph and all that I have found are several articles from local newspapers that tell of his accident.I believe that he is burried at the South Colon (Eberhard) Cemetary on North Burr Oak Road which makes since if his wife was an Eberhard.My husband and I went there and looked and we found the graves for a Daniel, Amena, and another Lepley grave which the stone is not legible.We believe that this is possibly Joseph although the listings say Jonathon.
Lakeside Cemetary has some Chapmans buried there near the Lepleys.I have since found out that there were several James Chapmans!(Imagine that!)Anyway, I am getting closer to solving all of this.I am awaiting information from another relative at this time that should help me put all the pieces together. I found the "tidbit" regarding Orlando Chapman interesting.That was one piece that was news to me. I thank you for your help. Are you local?I am in Branch County. I hope that you have not made any long trips in search of this family.I think that I will just wait for some information from a relative before I go any further.Thanks again.If you ever need a Branch County lookup let me know.