Biography of Dr. Clark Chapman
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Chapman, Dr. Clark, one of the leading physicians in the southeast part of the town for a period of twenty or more years, was a native of Sharon, Conn., born March 5, 1797. He was educated at New Haven and graduated from the medical department of Yale College, practicing about fifteen years in Connecticut before coming to Groton. He also married in the east, his wifebeing Laura Morey. Their children svere Lucinda, who married Zerah Fuller; Albert G. and David N. In 1835, for the purpose of establishing a comfortable farm home for his sons, and also to find a desirable field for his professional work; Dr. Chapman came to this town and located on the "Salt Road," where he practiced about twenty years. He died in May, 1893, his wife having died ten years earlier. While in Connecticut Mr. Chapman was a member of assembly. While in Groton he served three terms as supervisor. Our subject, Albert G. Chapman, was born June 30, 1826, and was brought up to farm work, which has been his chief occupation during life, though during later years he has engaged in poultry raising quite extensively. April 5, 1849, he married Helen, daughter of Israel Woodruff, of Groton, and they have now living six Sons and one daughter. Two of the Sons have chosen the medical profession, one the mercantile, one is engaged in teaching and two are farming, in connection with other business. Mr. Chapman although not politically inclined, was for six successive terms elected as supervisor for the town of Groton. He has for many years been connected with and an active worker in the Congregational society and Sunday school. He hasbeen successful in his calling to the extent of having no fear of want in his late years and has a pleasant home in which to welcome all his friends.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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