Joseph P. Chapman was born in 1847 in Berne to Alonzo Chapman (B. abt 1825, D. bet 1855-1860) and Lorena Gardner (B. Dec 28, 1819, D. Aug 22, 1895). He was the oldest of four children. His father died during Joseph's childhood.
Marriage & Children
|Name:||Joseph P. Chapman|
|Enlistment Date:||18 Apr 1864 or 11 Apr 1864|
|Age at enlistment:||18|
|Color of hair:||Brown|
|Color of eyes:||Blue|
|Identifying marks:||Scar on left hand|
|State Served:||New York|
|Term of enlistment:||2 years |
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18 to serve for two years.|
|Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; US Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891 (LDS images)|
Additional Research Notes
No further record of Joseph Chapman has been found beyond his enlistment record.