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John T. Chapman/Minnie Hart Chapman of Calloway Co.Ky./ Tn.

Updated January 15, 2003

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My name is Brenda K. Chapman-Watkins. I have one brother whose name is Tony Anderson Chapman. I am researching our dadís family.
Our father was Lebron Anderson Chapman, born 1910 in Obion Co. TN.Our mother name: Nellie Cornelia Moore Chapman.
Lebronís parent; John Terry Chapman, born? 1878, Murray Ky. Died in Memphis from a hit and run driver and is buried in Henderson, Tn.
Lebronís mother; Minnie Lee Hart, born in Calloway Co. Ky., died 1935 at the age of 50 in Bethel Spring,Tn and is buried at Henderson,Tn. Minnie Hart Chapmanís parents were Henry Hart and mother Anna Hart. I believe these Harts later moved to somewhere around the Reelfoot lake area of Tn.
Children that was born alive to this marriage was:
Henry C. Chapman, died? 1929, age around 24 or 25, in Pinson, Tn. as a result of accidental shooting of himself.
Lebron Anderson Chapman 1910, my father, died 1975 in McNairy,Co.Tn.
Woodrow Wilson Chapman born 1912, Rives Tn. died 1965, McNairy Co. TN.
Onie Belle Chapman, born 1915 Rives, Tn., married Ray Hendrix, died 1992 in Memphis, Tn.
J.T. Chapman born? 1921, died Atlanta, Ga. died 1961 and was buried on his 40th birthdy . He was a twin, that died at birth.

My grandfather, John T. Chapman, seemed to have followed the railroad work from Ky. to Tn. He worked for the railroad 30+ years. Some more info on John Terry Chapman; He was left an orphan and raised by nuns in a Catholic orphanage in Ky. (Sacred Heart / St. Vincentís) He was a small boy, maybe a toddler when left. His mother was killed in some type of explosion and his father died at blacksmith shop from a horse kick. I do not know their names or even how accurate this info is. There were some older children named: James who went to Mo.after parents death. Kate who went to TX. and a daughter, Onie , I do not have info on her.
John Terry was married before he married Minnie Hart. This wife died as result of a house fire, but was sickly with ? TB. This was in western Ky. also They had one daughter, Mary. She was in and out of an orphanage in Memphis, TN.

Mary Chapman married three times. She had 2 or 3 children. I do not have info on her first or second husband's names. One daughter Ruby who married a Wood, Paducah, KY.
Maryís Son was called Buddy.
Mary later married a Claude Gipson, a painter of Paducah, KY.
Mary Chapman Gipson died? 1972 and is buried in Paducah, KY.
Any info you have on this family would greatly be appreciated.

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