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Chapman Cemetery
Located in Section 11, Township 49 North, Range 7 West, Callaway County, Missouri. Boundaries are marked with concrete corner posts. A woven wire fence in fair condition surrounds the cemetery on three sides. A number of large locust trees have grown up in the cemetery. Several of the tombstones were knocked down. These stones were uprighted in the spring of 1997.

Recorded and photographed in the spring of 1997 by Nancy Hale Lee, Cindy Hale Davis and Beverly Sublette Robinson.

Row 1 (from Northwest corner southward)

1. a native stone
2. Joseph Brandenburgh, born 11 Jan. 1822, died 11 July 1861
3. Amanda J. Brandenburgh, wife of Joseph, born 18 July 1828, died 29 May 1860 [Same stone, inscription reads "United in Death." Footstone with initials J. B.]
4. Mary Howard, wife of Joseph, died Feb. 21 1867, aged 67 yrs. (2 mo 20 da?) [Footstone with initials M. H.]

Row 2

5. a native stone
6. Infant born of Geo. and E. Peery, died April 19 1861, aged 3 mos 6 days [Footstone with initials I. P. Headstone has a dove on it. Stone is leaning against a tree.]
7. Willard N. Peery, son of Geo. and E. Peery, died May 4 1862, aged 16 days [Tombstone has a lamb and the inscription "our little lamb". Footstone with initials W. P. Stone is broken and leaned against a tree.] 8. sister Lucy O. Chapman, Oct 25 1866 - Dec 30 1940 [Stone has sunken in grave.]

Row 3

9. Nancy Smith, daughter of Nimrod and Celia, died (Mar /May?) 22 1859, aged 15 years (20 days?) [Stone has been broken and repaired. Stone has a lamb under a willow surrrounded by curtains with stars and tassels.]
10. a native stone
11. Celia Smith, wife of Nimrod, died Jan 1 1884, aged 77 yrs 9 mos 29 da [Footstone reads C.S.]
12. Nimrod Smith, died 24 Sept 1889, aged 87 yrs 20 da [Footstone reads N. S. On same stone which reads:

"Rest father and mother in quiet sleep
While friends in sorrow of thee weep
Jesus has come and borne thee home
Beyond the stormy blast"
13. James Chapman, born Feb 9 1836, died Mar 20 1908 [Same stone as
14. Sarah Chapman, his wife, born Sept 19 1840, died June 21 1929

Row 4

15. Franklin E. (?) a prior record lists this as Franklin E. Loyd, born (5?)- 29- 1887 [Hand-lettered, scratched on tops of square concrete stones approx. 12" x 14". Very hard to read.]
16. William H. Chapman, born 187? - Feb 9 1887 [Hand-lettered, scratched on tops of square concrete stones approx. 12" x 14". Very hard to read]

Descendants feel there may be many more family members buried here. The present borders of the cemetery do not support this. But the borders may have been altered. The concrete corner posts were standing as early as 1950.

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