Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Chapman

Male 1725 - 1801  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name John Chapman 
    Born Jan 1724/25  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1801  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I016476  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father John Chapman,   b. 1682, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1746, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret Mankin,   b. 20 Mar 1688/89, Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1763, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Barnes,   b. Bef 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1748, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years) 
    Married Jul 1748  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F10622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ethrelda McPherson,   b. 23 Aug 1731, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1782, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1751  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Chapman,   b. 3 Oct 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. Elizabeth Chapman,   b. 17 Nov 1754, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     3. William Chapman,   b. 1 Mar 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 13 years)
     4. John Dr. Chapman,   b. 6 Nov 1758, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Thomas Hendley Chapman,   b. 10 Sep 1761, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 8 years)
     6. Jane Etheldra Chapman,   b. 9 Nov 1762, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     7. Henry Henley Chapman,   b. 9 Jun 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1821, Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     8. Samuel Chapman,   b. 5 Dec 1767, Glen Albin, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1826, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     9. Barbara Anne Chapman,   b. 18 Aug 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1824, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F04907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine MNU Hawkins,   b. Bef 1731, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1819, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 88 years) 
    Married Abt 19 Nov 1795  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F10623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 625.
      John Chapman Sr., Will, May 13, 1800; February 3, 1801
      I, John Chapman of CC being sick and weak but of sound mind memory understanding
      To son Henry Henley Chapman, the following tracts of land, to wit; part of Green Spring, part of St. Matthews adjacent thereto, also that tract of land formerly the property of Joseph Clements deceased {Truemans Choice}.
      To son Samuel Chapman, land which I purchased of Mrs. Hawkins {Goats Lodge} adjacent to the {Zachia} old bridges, called the Brothers Resurvey, also a tract lying on Clarks Swamp formerly the property of Henry Massey Hanson, and also a tract of land I purchased of Thomas Martin.
      To daughter Barbara Ann Chapman, all part of a tract of land called Greens Inheritance and all the lands I purchased of Archibald Johnson {Johnsons Meadows and Addition to Hazard}, and also three other tracts of land lying in Nanjemoy {Parish} called Wayples Style {Waples Toiyl}, part of Verlinder and Policy Amended. Also, the sum of six hundred pounds current money cash, and my clock.
      To grandson William Chapman, tract of land called Warren.
      To wife Catharine Chapman, the use of either of the following plantations, to wit; the plantation I purchased of Archibald Johnson, the land which is at present cultivated by William S{tone} Griffin or the land called Warren.
      To granddaughter Etheldra Chapman, negro Celia, one feather bed and furniture, and fifty pounds current money to be laid out in specie.
      To John Chapman Jones, son of nephew William Jones deceased, fifty pounds current money to be applied towards his education.
      To the poor of Port Tobacco Parish, twenty barrels of Indian Corn.
      To my three children, Henry Henley Chapman, Samuel Chapman, and Barbara Ann Chapman the residue of my estate.
      Executor: sons Henry Henley Chapman and Samuel Chapman
      Signed: May 13, 1800 Jno Chapman
      Wit: Samuel Hanson Sr., William Hanson McPherson, Francis Edelin
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      CLEMENTS, CLEMENT, Charles County, planter, 21 Aug. 1772 13 March 1775
      To wife Margaret, extx., land where I now live In two tracts,
      "Mussleborough Resurveyed," 136 acres and "Planter's Delight," 15 acres with all appurtenances, after her death to son Robert Clements. If My wife wishes to sell all lands she to use money to buy more reserving 1/3 part for herself and remainder among my children equally, the same applies to the personal estate or residue.
      Wit: Jno. Chapman; Elizabeth Maddox; Thos. Carmichel; Wil. Lindsay.
      Margaret Clements, the widow and Clement Clements, heir at law
      were present at probate and did not object, 40.254
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      John Chapman 23.321 A CH 223.15.1 23.11.8 May 12 1747
      Sureties: Patrick Burn, Matthew Breeding.
      Received from: John Campbell, Arthur Doughall.
      Payments to: Gustavus Brown, Edmond Porteus, James Scott, Richard Mullyneus, Matthew Breeding, Robert Gilpin, Walter Hanson, Samuel Hanson, D. Dulany, Esq.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), 3 children: Sarah Jones, John Chapman, Margaret Chapman.
      Administratrix: Margret Chapman.
      ===
      === Sureties for sister
      Samuel Jones 4.120 D CH 378.5.5 1765
      Sureties: John Chapman, Alexander McPherson.
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3).
      Residue to 3 children (equally): Precious, William, Samuel.
      Administratrix: Sarah Beck, wife of William Beck.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 242. At the request of John Chapman of CC a mark was recorded for his son, John Chapman, this Feb 28, [1730]. Same day, at the brand mark of James Rafe was recorded.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 40. At the request of John Chapman, the following lease was recorded on Jun 14, 1745.
      Jun 13, 1745 from Rich'd Molyneux of CC, Gent:, to John Chapman Sr of CC, planter, the lease of a parcel of land in the Manor of St Thomas, bounded by Mathew Breeding, containing about 203 acres. This lease is for the term of the lives of afd John Chapman, his present wife, Margaret Chapman, and his son, John Chapman. The annual rent is 900 lbs tobacco clear of cask upon sd parcel and 2 fat capons or, in lieu thereof, 3 fat hens at St Thomas' Manor. John Chapman, within 3 years, agrees to plant at 100 apple trees, and agrees not to cut any trees on the land other than for the use of the plantation, without Molyneux's permission (provided Molyneux may cut any tree for his own use). Also, John Chapman shall not lease any part of the land without the consent of Molyneux. Lastly, John Chapman shall give his attendance, homage, & fealty at all courts to be held upon said Manor as is usual, to the Lords of Manors of Court Baron and Court Leete in like kind in England, whensoever he is lawfully summoned. Signed - Rich'd Molyneux, John Chapman. Wit - Wm Neale, Mathew Breeding.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page 22 (23), Apr 18, 1752 from Mathew Riggin (Rigger, Riggen (sic]) of CC, planter, and Sarah, his wife, to John Chapman of CC, planter, for 4300 lbs of tobacco, and for other good causes, all that parcel of land in CC called Waples Toyl, bounded by the mouth of a small branch that falls into Burdits Cr called the Hog Branch, containing and now laid out for about 100 acres. Signed - Mathew Reagon, Sarah (X her mark) Reggen. Wit - Thos. Stone, Walter Hanson, Recorded Jun 30, 1752.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 277. Apr 16, 1763 from Francis Triplett (Triplet) and Benedicta, his wife, of Virginia, to John Chapman of CC, planter, for 180 and for divers good causes, a tract of land called St. Johns Enlarged, lying in CC, containing about hundred and ninety acres and a half. Signed
      Francis Triplett, Benedicta Triplett. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Dan of St. Thos Jenifer*. Recorded May 7, 1763.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 695. Bill of Sale. I, Henry Britt of CC, for 27 11 shillings sterling, sell to John Chapman of CC .. called Sall and her child called Lucy .. To have and to hold, sd Negroes and their increase. Signed Jun 13, 1765 Henry Brett. Wit - Edwd Smoot*, Danl Carroll_ Recorded Jun 29, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 233. Jul 13, 1767 from Wilfred Neal of St. Mary's County, planter, son of Henry Neale, late of sd county, decd, to John Chapman of CC, planter, in pursuance of the will of sd Henry Neale deed, and for 210 19 shillings, all that tract of land in CC, being part of a tract of land called Green Spring, bounded by the original tract called Green Spring, Portobacco Branch, a small branch called the Fresh run, containing about 321 acres. Signed - Wilfred Neale. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, J Hawkins*, Thos How Ridgate, Robt Sinnet Jr. Recorded Jul 24, 1767.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 434. Jun 17, 1768 from William Lindsey of CC, planter, to John Chapman of CC, for 10 11 shillings & 6 pence, a tract of land in CC called Lindseys discovery, lying between the following tracts of land, viz, Skepton, Hansonton, Corkers hogg hole, and the land in possession of Mr. John Chapman, containing and now surveyed & laid out for about 23M acres. Signed - Will Lindsay. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Dan Jenifer*. Ann, the wife of sd William Lindsay, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Jun 16, 1768
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 535. Mortgage. Mar 1, 1769 from John Jenkins of CC, planter, to John Chapman of CC, planter, for 129 and for divers good causes, 2 tracts of land in CC, the one called Lyndsey, whereon sd John Jenkins now lives, bounded by the east side of the "mane run" that leads to Barnes' mill, containing about 150 acres. The other tract is called Stones Rest, bounded by sd Lyndsey, the north side of the "mane road" that leads to Portobacco, the afd "mane run", containing about 133 acres. If, however, sd Jenkins pays sd Chapman, the above sum of 129 with legal interest, by next Dec 25, then this mortgage becomes void. Signed - John Jenkins, Jno Chapman. Wit - Thomas Stone*, Dan Jenifer*. Eliz., wife of sd John Jenkins, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Mar 3, 1769.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 86. Aug 14, 1784 from Zephaniah Franklin of CC, planter, to John Chapman of CC, planter, for 100 , a tract of land called Coffers Chance, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land formerly belonging to John Lane, now laid off for and containing about 100 acres. Signed - Zeph Franklin. Wit - Richd Barnes, Joshua Sanders (CC JP's). Benedicta, wife to the sd Zephaniah Franklin, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 19, 1784.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 574, Jun 16, 1769 from Calib Sisson & Rubin Sisson of CC, planters, to John Chapman of CC, for 112 10 shillings, part of a tract of land in CC called Verlinda's, and conveyed by deed from Joseph Hanson Harrison dated Sep 15, 1745 to William Sisson, who by his will devised the same to the afd Calib Sisson, lying on the north side of Burditts Cr, and being the land where Edward Shackett formerly dwelled, containing 150 acres. Signed - Caleb Sisson, Ruben Sisson. Wit - Geo Dent*, Jo: H: Harrison*. Recorded Jun 16,1769.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 81. Jun 13, 1787 from Edward Boarman (of Thomas James Boarman) of CC, planter, to John Chapman Sr of CC, planter, for 250 all that parcel of land whereon he, the sd Edward Boarman of Thomas James, now lives, being part of a tract called Warren, lying on the east side of Zachia Swamp in CC, bounded by a tract of land which the sd Edward Boarman of Thomas James sold to Gabriel Moran, then to the dividing line of sd Edward Boarman of Thomas James and his brother Raphael Bcarman's land, then to the east side of the main run of Zachiah Swam, containing 177 acres. Signed - Edwd Boarman, Wit - Richd Barnes*, John Morton*. Catherine Boarman, wife of the sd Edward Boarman, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jun 20, 1787.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 89. Jun 27, 1787 from John Chapman Sr of CC, to Doctor John Chapman, son of the sd John Chapman Sr of CC, for the natural love that sd John Chapman Sr has for his sd son, Doctor John Chapman, and for 5 shillings to him in hand paid by sd Doctor John Chapman, all that tract of land in CC called Goats Lodge, beginning at a stone, being the easternmost boundary of Zachia Manor, thence to the given line of a tract of land called Baltimores Bounty, then to a branch of Zachia Swamp, then down sd branch to the beginning of a tract of land called Hawkins' Purchase, containing about 622 acres. And also all that parcel of land, being part of the sd tract of land called Hawkins' Purchase, containing about 56 acres. Signed - Jno Chapman. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Jno Dent*. Recorded Jul 12, 1787.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 422. Mar 13, 1789 from Vernon Smith of CC, planter, to John Chapman Sr of CC, planter, for 550 , all that part of a tract of land in Port Tobacco Parish in CC, being part of a tract of land called Greens Inheritance, beginning on the east side of the main Run that runs into Port Tobacco Cr at Frances Edelen's beginning tree and in the division line between John Clements son of Francis and the sd Vernon Smith, containing about 236 acres. Signed - Vernon Smith. Wit - Rich Barnes*, Henry Barnes*. Mary Smith, the wife of the sd Vernon Smith, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Mar 21, 1789.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 52. Apr 22, 1790 from Leonard Hamilton and Patrick Hamilton, planters of CC, to John Chapman Sr, planter of CC for 427 8 shillings and 9 pence, part of two tracts of land, contiguous to each other, known by the names of part of a tract of land called Green Spring and part of a tract of land called Saint Matthews, lying in CC on the west side of Porttobacco Swamp, bounded by Frish Run, a dividing line between Leonard Hamilton and his father Patrick Hamilton, the east side of the road leading from Porttobacco to Piscataway, Sanders' 100 acres, an arbitration [line] between said Leonard Hamilton and John Chapman Sen, containing and laid out for 244-1/4 acres. Signed - Leond Hamilton, Patrick Hamilton. Wit - Geo Lee*, Henry H Chapman*. Ann Hamilton, wife to the afd Leonard Hamilton, and also Ann Hamilton, wife to the afd Patrick Hamilton, relinquished their right of dower. Recorded Apr 26, 1790.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 52. Mar 21, 1793 from Archibald Johnson Sr of CC, planter, to John Chapman of CC, planter, for 206 3 shillings, several tracts of land in CC, to wit, Johnsons Hazzard, part of Pomfret, Addition to Hazzard, and Johnson's Meadows, the whole being joined together and bounded by Charles Gardiner's land, the division between sd Johnson's land and Capp. Samuel McPherson's land, a tract of land called Simm's Littleworth, containing, in the whole, 217
      acres. Signed - Archibald Johnson. Wit - Henry H. Chapman*,
      Wm H. McPherson*. Recorded Mar 21, 1793.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 194. Deed of Trust. Jan 7, 1794 from Hezekiah Johnson and Walter Johnson, both of CC, to John Chapman and Matthew Blair, both of CC. Archibald Johnson of CC owes the State of Maryland 26 18 shillings and 9 pence, or thereabouts, for which sd John Chapman is responsible. Sd Archibald owes Charles Gardiner of CC about 8 , for which sd Charles has a mortgage on Negro Jack, the property of sd Archibald. Sd Hezekiah and Walter owe sd John Chapman 49 1 shilling and 8 pence 1 farthing, by bond dated today, and carrying interest until paid. Sd Hezekiah and Walter owe Messrs Findlay, Hopkirks and company 82 14 shillings and 10 pence, by bond dated today and carrying interest until paid. Now this deed witnesses that sd Hezekiah and Walter, for 10 shillings to them in hand paid by sd John and Matthew and for the payment of the afd debts, sd Hezekiah & walter have sold to sd John and Matthew, the following Negroes, stock, and chattels, to wit, Jack, Mary, Sarah, and Anne, her child, Charity and her 2 children; 1 yoke of oxen, a cart, a desk, 4 old hoes, 1 gray mare and colt, 3 cows, 3 yearlings, 2 calves, and 10 barrels of Indian corn. This deed is in trust for the following purposes, that is to say, firstly, to pay afd John and Matthew the costs for executing this trust, and secondly, to pay John and Matthew their respective claims, namely, to John, 26 18 shillings and 9 pence, and about 8 due to sd Charles Gardner for which he has a mortgage on Negro Jack herein conveyed, and 49 1 shilling and 8 pence 1 farthing, and to sd Matthew 82 14 shillings & 10 pence (it the property herein conveyed is not sufficient to discharge all the afd debts, then sd John and Matthew shall be paid, each in proportion to his claim), and thirdly, to return to sd Hezekiah and Walter, any remaining property, Hezekiah and Walter hereby appoint John and Matthew, to sell sd Negroes, stock, and chattels. Signed - Hezekiah Johnson, Walr Johnson, Jno Chapman, Matthew Blair. Wit - James Freeman*. Recorded Jan 7, 1794.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 395. Apr 4, 1755 from John Maddox of CC, planter, to John Chapman of CC, planter, for 50 a tract of land called The Policy Amended, in CC, and containing 118 acres 1 rood and 10 perches, bounded as specified in the patent granted to Joseph Ratcliff of CC on Nov 9 1787. Excepted is 4 acres. Signed - John Maddox, wit - Rich" Barnes*, Henry H Chapman*. Sarah Maddox, wife of the sd John Maddox, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Apr 4, 1795
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 472. Nov 3, 1795 from John Chapman of CC, to Henry Henley Chapman of CC, for the natural love he has for his son, sd Henry H. Chapman, and for 5 shillings sterling, the gift of the following tracts of land, one called Coffers Chance, bounded by land formerly belonging to John Cane, containing about 100 acres; one other tract of land called Saint Bridgetts, containing 189 acres; also, another tract of land Saint John's enlarged, bounded by where the original beginning of Saint John's formerly stood, containing about 190 acres; also part of two adjoining tracts of land, the one called Barnes Purchase, the other called Saint Thomas, which sd John Chapman purchased of Joseph Thompson, bounded by land conveyed by Godshall Barnes to Samuel Barnes, Ignatius Adams part of sd land, containing about 79 acres. Signed - Jno Chapman. Wit - Henry Barnes*, James Freeman*. Recorded Nov 3, 1795.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 483_ Nov 7, 1795 from Catharine Brown, Alexander Smith Henley Hawkins, and Henry Smith Hawkins of CC, to John Chapman of CC, for 1026 15 shillings, a tract of land in CC called Brothers Resurvey, bounded by the top of a hill where the lines of lands called Troublesome and Hawkins Smith ford intersect, a line of Johnsons Enlargement, a line of the Brothers, containing 616 acres and 7 perches_ Signed - Catharine (C her mark) Brown, Alexr S.H. Hawkins, Henry S. Hawkins. Wit - Henry Barnes*, James Freeman*. Mary Hawkins, wife to Alexander Smith Hendley [sic] Hawkins, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Nov 19, 1795.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 512. Marriage Contract. Indenture made Nov 19, 1795 between John Chapman of CC of the 1st part, Catherine Brown, widow, of the 2nd part, and Henry Clements, Trustee, of the 3rd part. A marriage is intended between sd John and sd Catherine. Catherine possesses a real and personal estate consisting of lands, Negroes, and other property. John possesses a large estate, both real and personal and mixed, and it has been agreed between the parties to these presents that John shall not, after the marriage, receive Catherine's estate, but, rather, will remain with Catherine. It is also agreed that if Catherine outlives John, she will not claim any part of John's estate, except such part as John may give her. Now this deed witnesses that, in performance of the before recited agreement and for 5 shillings to Catherine in hand paid by sd Henry Clements, Catherine, with the consent of John, being testified by his being a party to these presents, Catherine has granted and delivered to Henry, all the estate of Catherine, to be held in trust for sd Catherine. Catherine may dispose of her own property, or, in default of such disposition, then to the children or next of blood and kindred. Signed - Jno Chapman, Catha (+ her mark) Brown, Henry Clements. Wit - Henry Barnes*, James Freeman*. Recorded Jan 1, 1796
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      Charles County Land Records 1799-1801; Liber IB-3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 297.
      At the request of John Chapman, the following Deed was recorded October 27, 1800
      Indenture made October 27, 1800; Alexander Smith Hendly Hawkins of Harrison County, Kentucky in consideration of 173 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence current money of Maryland paid by John Chapman has sold all the tract of land called "The Brothers" containing 100 acres and binding on "The Brothers Resurvey" and "Chance Enlarged" lying on the east side of Zachia Swamp. Signed Alexander Smith Hendly Hawkins in the presence of William H. McPherson, Samuel Chapman