Biography of Joseph H. Chapman
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





JOSEPH HULL CHAPMAN,* a well known farmer of Burnside township, a son of James and Sarah Ann (Mitchell) Chapman. The father, James Chapman, came to this township at the age of twenty years, or about 1868, settling near the Aibright Harmony church, on what is now the old Chapman homestead. He followed the occupation of lumbering, and died in 1910 at the age of 62 years. He was a son of John and Sarah (Cary) Chapman, of Indiana county, the former of whom died in 1848. Mrs. James Chapman died March 6, 1906, at the age of sixty seven. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Fuller) Mitchell. She and her husband were the parents of a large family, of whom those now living are as follows: Maud, who resides at home; Mary, wife of John Hippe, of New Washington; Joseph H., subject of this sketch; Nellie, wife of S. S. Young, of New Washington; Grace, a teacher, residing at home; Smith, who resides in Burnside township; Margaret, a teacher residing at home; Jessie, wife of Ray Patchin; Daisy and Trudell, both of whom are engaged in teaching.

Joseph Hull Chapman, after the usual period of school attendance, was variously employed until, attaining his majority. In 1901 lie bought the parental homestead and has since carried on farming and lumbering here in this vicinity and further south with gratifying success. Mr. Chapman is a Democrat politically but is not politically active. He is a member of the lodge of Red Men at Patchinville. He is recognized by all as a reliable and industrious citizen.

Mr. Chapman was married June 11, 1899, to Stella Young, who was born June 18, 1881, a daughter of T. J. and Alsontia (McKee) Young of Burnside township. Mrs. Chapman's parents are both living, Mr. Young being flOw 54 years of age and his wife forty eight. The children of our subject and wife are as follows: James C., now aged twelve; Sylvia, aged nine; Thomas Eugene, eight; and Sarah Belle, eight. Mrs. Chapman is a member of Harmony church. Her brothers and sisters now living, are: Stanley; Nora, wife of M. Wagoner, of Pittsburg; Aincall, residing in Pittsburg; Sally, wife of Harry Riddle; Withelmina, wife of B. Hughes of Jonestown, Pa.; Emma, living at home; Edward and Milwood, aiso residing at home.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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