Samuel Jefferson Chapman

Full Name: Samuel Jefferson "Sam" Chapman
Date of birth: June 16, 1833
Date of death: January 3, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Stubblefield / Johnson   Johnson

(1) Stubblefield (Johnson County) post office discontinued in 1900. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Samuel S. [sic] Chapman, Stubblefield. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, S.J. Chapman, pp. 118-119. Born 6/16/1833 in Taladega [Talladega] County, Alabama. First marriage to Susan J. Strahan (died 1881), married Elizabeth S. Harris in 1882. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, Sam Chapman, pp. 175-176. Elected to the 20th Legislature from Johnson County in 1886. "Sarah Elizabeth Harris (the second wife of Samuel Jefferson Chapman)," mentioned, p. 204. Block, Viola. History of Johnson County and Surrounding Areas, 1970, Waco, Texas, crediting Johnson County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). p. 204 pp. 175-176

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - S.J. Chapman, Johnson County, age 46, born circa 1834 in Alabama, farmer, wife S.J.
    Census of 1900 - Samuel J. Chapman, Coke County, age 67, born June 1833 in Alabama, stockfarmer, wife Sarah E.
    Census of 1910 - Samuel J. Chapman, Coke County, age 76, born circa 1834 in Alabama, stockfarmer, wife Sarah E. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • Samuel J. Chapman, birth date 6/16/1833, death date 1/3/1913, burial in Divide Cemetery, Coke County, with wife Sarah E. Chapman. Find a Grave.
  • "Death Record," San Antonio Express, 1/16/1913, p. 5, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Judge S.J. Chapman, buried in Divide Cemetery. "Before moving from Johnson County some twenty years ago he served one term in the Texas Legislature from that county. Judge Chapman had lived in Coke County nearly twenty years." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Public Health and Vital Statistics  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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