Biography of Andrew J. Chapman
Allen County, OH Biographies

ANDREW J. CHAPMAN, farmer, P. O. South Warsaw, was born in Butler County, Ohio, May 22, 1833, son of Lewis and Catherine (McTaggart) Chapman, both natives of Pennsylvania, who settled in Perry Township, this county, in 1837, locating on the southwest quarter of Section 25, which they entered, and on which they made some improvements. The father died there in 1845, at the age of forty four years; the mother died at the residence of our subject in November, 1880, in her eighty second year. They had five children: Andrew J., John H., and three deceased in infancy. The maternal grandfather of our subject was Henry McTaggart, of Pennsylvania. Andrew J. was but four years of age when his father came to this county. He received a limited common school education in Perry Township, and lived at home with his mother until he was thirty three years of age, when he located on the farm where he now resides, a part of which he cleared, making all the improvements in buildings, etc. At the time of his purchase his farm was low and wet, but by a system of draining, he has made it one of the finest in the township. Mr. Chapman has been twice married, his first wife to whom he was married, May 3, 1866, being Lillie C., daughter of Alexander E. and Jane (McCoy) Kew. His second wife was Priscilla A., daughter of Jesse L., and Elizabeth (McCoy) Bowdie, of Perry Township, to whom he was married May 9. 1869. By this union there are six children: Harley W., Effle W., Laura L., Sarah E., Jesse G., and Bessie. Mr. Chapman was in the late war of the Rebellion, having enlisted September 10, 1861, in Company P. Fifty fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged, April 27, 1863. He reenlisted, May 4. 1864, in Company B, One Hundred and Fifty first Ohio National Guards, and was at Washington, D. C. during Early's raid, and in several skirmishes. He was honorably discharged in August, 1864. Mr. Chapman is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which he has been connected for twenty five years. He is a breeder of thorough bred Poland China hogs, and his farm is a model of thrift and neatness. He has served as treasurer of the township, and was appraiser of real estate in 1880. In politics he is a Republican.

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