Person:Abner Chappell (1)

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Name Abner Chappell
Gender Male
Birth? 1 Apr 1763 Amelia, Virginia, United States
Death? 1839 Howard, Missouri, United States
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Name: Abner Chappell 1 2
Sex: M
Birth: 12 APR 1763 in Amelia County, Virginia
Death: 1839 in Howard County, Missouri
Note: Abner Chappell (12 April 1763 -1839) served a six-month tour of duty during the Revolution.
In the Fall of 1780, he marched from Amelia County in Capt. William Crawley’s Company. His commander was William Crawley, Abner’s half-cousin. Crawley, a militia officer, resigned and they placed the company under Capt. Holmes, a regular army officer. The company was under the command of General Steuben. They later attached Abner’s company to Capt. Allen’s Company of Cumberland County. Abner saw no action and spent the second half of his service corralling horses.
Abner married Susannah Moore 4 September (bond) 1786. On 27 September 1787 a deed of emancipation freed Abner’s slaves Tom, Bob, and Lucy — all about forty years of age. In 1793 he emancipated Matt and Patram and, in 1801, he freed children, Rhoda and Moses. Abner and his family moved to Bedford County, Tennessee, in 1807 and to Howard County, Missouri, in 1820. His first wife died before 1821 when Abner and Susanna Crawley agreed to a premarital contract. Susanna was undoubtedly the free mulatto woman named “Suckey” who was a legatee in the will of Benjamin Crawley which Abner Chappell witnessed. Another legatee was her son, Jonathan, who was later known as Jonathan Crawley. The Amelia County tax list of 1800 listed “Free Suky (Crawley’s)” with three horses and four slaves more than twelve years of age. Susanna Crawley who married Abner Chappell also had a son named Jonathan.
On 6 October 1826 Abner Chappell sold a tract of land in Howard County to Hugh W. Burch. Susanna relinquished her dower right. In 1829 witnesses attested Abner’s signature on his marriage contract with Susanna. She had probably died. A year later her son sold some land that included 160 acres that had belonged to his mother. Abner was living in Howard County in 1833 when he applied for his Revolutionary War pension On 2 June 1834 he bought 40 acres from John Cates.
Abner died in 1839. On 7 February 1842, Wiley Chappell of Halifax County conveyed to Stephen W. Lewis his portion of his fathers’ estate for $225. During the May Term 1844 when the Howard County court recorded a final settlement of the estate of “A. Chappell, dec’d.” A beneficiary was “Mrs. Sarah Clay,” who we presume was his sister, though it may have been a daughter.

Bedford Co., TN, deed book M, pp. 35-36:

35) Abner Chapbell to M Gilchrist Lot No 134
This Indenture made [blank] day of March In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand eight hundred And Seventeen between Abner Chappel of Bedford County & State of Tennessee on the One Part and Malcom Gilchrist of Bedford County and State aforesaid of the Other Part ==============
Witnesseth, that the, Said Abner Chappel for And in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty five Dollars to him in hand paid by the Said Malcom Gilchrist the receipt whareof is hereby Acknowledged, hath, given granted, bargained, Sold, alined, Conveyed and Confirmed unto the Said Malcom Gilchrist his heirs & assigns forever a Certain Tract or parcel of Land, Situate Lying And being in the County of Bedford And known by Number One hundred & thirty four on the Plan of the Town of Shelbyville adjoining the South West boundary line of said Town & the West boundary Line of Spring Street ----------------------------
To Have and To Hold the aforesaid Land With all & Singular the rights, Profits Emoluments hereditaments & appurtenances [--pg. 36--] of in & to the Same belonging or in any wise appertaining to the only Proper use & behoof of Him the Said Malcom Gilchrist his heirs & assigns Forever And the Said Abner Chappell for Himself his heirs Executors and administrators do Covenant and agree to and with the said Malcom Gilchrist his heirs and Assigns, that the before recited Land and Bargained Premises He will Warrant and forever defend the right Title Interes or Claim of all & every Person or Persons Whatever, In Witness, whareof the Said Abner Chappell hath hereunto Set his Hand And affixed his Seal the day & year above Written Signed Sealed &c In presents of ................. Abner Chappel (seal)
Elijah Parker Moses Payne State of Tennessee
Bedford Circuit Court March Term 1817
I James McKisick Clerk of the Court aforesaid do Certify that the within deed of Conveyance >From Abner Chappell to Malcom Gilchrist Was Acknowledged in Open Court by Said Chappel & ordered to be Certifyed for registration Given under my hand at Office this 26th March 1817 ----------- Jas McKisick Clk

Father: James Chappell b: 1722 Mother: Susan Hudson

Marriage 1Susanna Moore Married: SEP 1786 in Amelia County, VirginiaChildren Wiley Chappell William Chappell Robert A. Chappell Miles Chappell Marriage 2Susanna Suckey Crawley Sources: Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughay Title: Amelia County, Virginia Wills 1735-1761 Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing Company; Location: Amelia, Virginia; Date: 1978; Note: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughay, Amelia County, Virginia Wills 1735-1761 (Amelia, Virginia, Mid-South Publishing Company, 1978). Page: Pages 53-55 Text: Will Book 2. Will of James Chappell Title: Bedford County, Tennessee Deed Book M Note: Bedford County, Tennessee Deed Book M. Text: pp. 35-6. Deed from Abner Chappell to Malcolm Gilchrist. Dated March 1817. Mr Entries: 4184   Updated: 2008-11-17 21:45:03 UTC (Mon)   Contact: Bill The Gordons of LochdouganIndex | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM | Public Profile | Add Post-em ID: I0682 Name: Abner CHAPPELL Sex: M Birth: 13 APR 1763 in Amelia Co., VA 1 Death: 1839 in Howard County, MO. 2 Marriage fact: 4 MAR 1831 Awarded pension as a veteran of the Revolutionary War. 3 Fact 2: OCT 1780 Ordered ro defend his country against the Bristish forces commanded by B. Arnold 4 Fact 3: APR 1781 Completed tour of duty in American Forces. Fact 4: 1807 Moved to Bedford Co., TN 4 Fact 5: 1820 Moved to Howard Co., MO 4 Fact 6: 4 FEB 1833 Filed for pension 5 Reference Number: 682 Note: 16W(1)82 Marriage bond for Abner Chappell and Susan Moon (sic), ward of John Tucker issued 9/4/1786. It is believed that the name is Moore, which was abstracted from, Stanley and Kindred Families. b. date and place abstracted from Revolutionary War pension claim submitted by Abner CHAPPELL. "Abner CHAPPELL, Revolutionary War Pension Application File S16707, National Archives Microfilm Publication M804, roll 0523 (Chappel, Benjamin Jr. - Chapple John)." Extract from Deed Book "G", p 172, 23 Oct 1816. "Between Eliza Morgan, daughter of Simon Morgan, deceased, of Bedford Co., TN from Abner Cahppell of Bedford Co., TN, land on Thompsons Creek, including the improvements where Charles Dunaway and his mother now lives and adjoining Benjamin King's land. 2 Surveys. Signed by Abner Chappell. Reg: 23 Oct 1816" There is an entry in Deed Book "Q", p178, 15 Dec 1821 that states that 60acres of land on the headwaters of Little Flat Creek was conveyed between Reed and Parker. This land was described as bordering Abner Chappell's and Keeble Terry's lands. (This conflicts with the information in the Rev War Pension Files abstracts, which indicated that Abner Chappell moved to Howard Co., MO in 1820)

Father: James CHAPPELL b: ABT 1716 in Prince George Co, VA Mother: Susan HUDSON b: 1765 in Prince George Co, VA

Marriage 1Susannah MOORE b: 1763 in Amelia Co., VA Married: 4 SEP 1786 in Amelia Co., VA 6Children William CHAPPELL b: ABT 1787 Wiley CHAPPELL b: ABT 1789 Miles CHAPPELL b: 5 JUN 1790 in Amelia, Amelia Co, VA Robert CHAPPELL b: ABT 1791 in VA Sources: Title: Application for Revolutionary War Pension Lineage chart, by Sarah S. Kornegay in Stanley File Copies of correspondence in compiler's files re Facts. Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files Vol1, Virgil D White. The National Historical Publishing Co, Waynesboro,TN 1990. p 608 abstracts of Rev War Pension Files Vol1, Virgil D White. The National Historical Publishing Co, Waynesboro,TN 1990. p 608 Amelia Co.,VA, Marriage Bond Bk, 16W(1)82

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