Monday, May 25, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Thomas S. Chapman

Thomas S. Chapman
Dec. 10, 1877
Aged 66 years

Prudence F. Huston
Wife of
T.S. Chapman
Jan. 17, 1817
Nov. 27, 1897

Both inscriptions are on the same tombstone in Masonic Cemetery, Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky. Photograph dated 24 May 2009. Click on photo for an enlarged view.

According to History of Union County, Kentucky, published by the Courier Company of Evansville, Indiana (1886), Thomas S. Chapman was born 2 February 1811 and was the son of John Strother Chapman and his wife, Polly. Thomas S. Chapman married Prudence Huston 20 February 1834 in Daviess County, Kentucky. Among their children were John S. Chapman and Lucy Allen Chapman Mason, both featured on this blog in previous weeks. Thomas S. Chapman was Union County Court Clerk for eight years.

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