Biography of Dr. Eugene A. Chapman


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Chapman, Eugene A., M.D., was born in Belleville, Jefferson county, N.Y., in 1889, a son of John and Miranda N. (Congdon) Chapman. John Chapman was born in 1814 and came to St. Lawrence county with parents in 1817. His father was Levi Chapman. born at Lyme, N. H. John learned the blacksmith trade and located at Roberts Corners, town of Henderson, in 1835. He and his wife had five children: Julian B., Eugene A., Engelia A., Florence I. and Washington I. Dr. Chapman was educated at the Union Academy, the medical department of the University of Michigan, and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Buffalo in 1862. He began his practice in Clayton, and in June, 1862, enlisted in Co. G, 10th N. Y. Heavy Artillery; he was one year adjutant, and in June, 1863, was promoted to captain. In November, 1864, he became assistant surgeon U. S. A. and was assigned to Point of Rocks (Va.) Hospital, where he remained during the winter of 1864 and 1865. During the summer of 1865 he was quarantine officer and post surgeon at Brazos Santiago, Texas, and in November of that year his term of office expired. Returning to Henderson ho practiced medicine until 1873, when his health failed and he accepted a position in the railroad office at Salarnanca, N. Y., where he remained one year and located in Belleville in 1875. In 1865 he married Philinda M., daughter of Philo and Caroline (Davis) Hungerford, and they have three children: Clara M., a graduate of Cook Academy, class of 1885; Florence L., a graduate of Union Academy, class of 1S87, and Walter E., a student in the Union Academy. Mrs. Chapman died in 1874, and in 1877 Dr. Chapman married Agnes G. McClure, by whom he had five children: Ross McC., born in 1881; John H., born in 1884; Margery C., born in 1888; Sanford T., born in 1893, and Donald C., born in 1895. Dr. Chapman was postmaster at Henderson in 1872-73, was elected coroner in 1870 and again in 1886, and is president of the board of trustees of Union Academy at Belleville, where he now resides and practices his profession. In politics he is a Republican, and is now supervisor of the town of Ellisburgh.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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