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Orrin Lemuel Chapman

ORRIN LEMUEL CHAPMAN
b. 6 April 1841, Door Prairie, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Reuben Gates and Matilda (Bryant) Chapman
d. 21 October 1919, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas

m/1. 4 June 1862
Josephine Anderson
b. 1839, Pennsylvania
d. 15 August 1893, Lake County, Indiana

m/2. 25 December 1862, Lake County, Indiana
Almeda Augusta Chapman
b. 19 July 1841, Lorain County, Ohio, to Orvis A. and Electra Minerva (Buck) Chapman
d. 22 February 1915, Athol, Smith County, Kansas

m/3. 14 November 1869, Greenwood County, Kansas
Sarah M. Casner
b. 15 February 1851, Richland Township,
Washington County, Arkansas
d. 25 March 1886, Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri

m/4. 15 June 1876, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa
Mary Jane Shelton
b. 10 January 1856, Davis County, Iowa, to John and Nancy Ann Hawkins (Bagby) Shelton
d. 17 January 1918, Iola, Allen County, Kansas

Children with Almeda Augusta Chapman:

  • Omer
  • Azel Vanrensler (1866-1932) married Mrs. Matilda Ann Styles
  • Charlotte Cecilia “Lottie” (1868-1966) married Andrew Jackson Highland

Children with Sarah M. Casner:

  • Reuben (1872-1872)
  • Minnie Josephine (1873-1934) married Carl Frederick Sorensen
  • Thomas Jefferson (1876-1967) married Sara Emma Chance

Children with Mary Jane Shelton:

  • William Josiah (1877-1943) married Mabelle Wilkerson
  • LeTracey Ettie (1878-1880)
  • Jeannettie Matilda (1880-1965) married Isaac Terrell
  • John Orin (1882-1964) married Stella May Butler
  • Perry Jesse (1887-1969) married Magdalen Catherine “Betty” Bright

Orrin lived in Door Prairie, LaPorte County, and West Creek, Lake County, before leaving Indiana between 1864 and 1866.

Submitted by:
Kathryn Cox
Liberty Hill TX

John Wesley James

John Wesley James
b. 19 February 1866, Johnson, Scott County, Indiana, to Thomas Jefferson and Angilettie (Dinsmore) James
d. after 1939, Centerville, Iowa

m.
Chloe Chance
b. 22 June 1874, Indiana

John emigrated to Mystic, Iowa, by 1904. He was raised by his grandparents, Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Bennett) Dinsmore, after the death of his mother in 1868 in Scott County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Carol B. Susnick
Scottsburg IN

Sarah Ann Chance

Sarah Ann Chance
b. 5 December 1865, Clay County, Indiana, to Caleb and Margaret [–?–] Chance
d. 4 February 1958, Pawnee, Oklahoma

m. 19 November 1882, Coffeyville, Kansas
W. F. Edwards
b. Indiana
d. 1949, Oklahoma

Children with W. F. Edwards:

  • Arthur
  • Maude married [–?–] Crowder
  • Lorn
  • Verda married [–?–] Cox
  • Glen
  • two children who died in infancy

Sarah moved to Kansas with her parents when quite small. She was an Oklahoma pioneer, moving to Oklahoma soon after her marriage. She saw the first railroad built into Claremore and Pawnee.

Submitted by:
Margaret Van Ness Nelson
Sanibel FL
E-mail: mvnelson@ix.netcom.com

Lewis Chance

Lewis Chance
b. 28 April 1818, Ohio, to Caleb and Comfort (Murphy) Chance
d. 29 August 1880, Montgomery County, Kansas

m. 29 September 1842, Warren County, Ohio
Margaret L. Lyon
b. 3 May 1822, Ohio
d. 22 April 1900, Montgomery County, Kansas

Children with Margaret L. Lyon:

  • Henry (b. 1845) married Martha E. Dunlevey
  • Caleb (b. 1845) married Matilda Bristo
  • Mary (b. 1847)
  • Joseph (b. 1848) married Emeline Johnson
  • Victoria Margaret (1853-1938) married James T. Gross
  • Emanuel (1856-1920) married Maggie E. [–?–]
  • Newton Lewis (1858-1952) married Eva D. [–?–]
  • Sarah A. (b. 1867) married William Edwards

Lewis immigrated to Indiana by 1850 from Union Township, Butler County, Ohio. He emigrated from Clay County, Indiana, to Parker, Montgomery County, Kansas, by 1880.

Submitted by:
Margaret Van Ness Nelson
Sanibel FL
E-mail: mvnelson@ix.netcom.com