Chapman, Joseph

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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).[1] He was the oldest of four children.[1] His father died during Joseph's childhood.[1]

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Name: Joseph P. Chapman
Residence: Berne
Enlistment Date: 18 Apr 1864 or 11 Apr 1864[2]
Age at enlistment: 18[2]
Color of hair: Brown[2]
Color of eyes: Blue[2]
Stature: 5ft, 6in[2]
Complexion: Fair[2]
Identifying marks: Scar on left hand[2]
Enlistment Place: Berne[2]
Enlistment Rank: Landsman[2]
State Served: New York
Service branch: Navy
Term of enlistment: 2 years [2]
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

Research Comments

No further record of Joseph Chapman has been found beyond his enlistment record.

Additional Media


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