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Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 2/7/2016 at 20:51:07

AMASA. S. CHAPMAN One of Wright county's best-known citizens was A. S. Chapman, who came to this county in 1869. He was born in Penobscot county, Maine, May 27, 1846, son of Winthrop Chapman, a native of the same. He was reared in his native county, educated at Exeter Academy and later engaged in teaching in several towns. In 1869 he came to Wright county and located in the southern part of this county, and kept "bachelor's hall." There he lived and became one of the county's wealthiest men and spent the rest of his life, dying in October, 1889. He owned over one thousand acres of valuable Wright county land, and was an extensive stock raiser and feeder. He was a stanch Republican and represented this county in the Iowa Legislature, being elected in 1887 and served in the Twenty-Second General Assembly. He was a most excellent lawmaker. Mr. Chapman was twice married, first to Emma W. Clark, by whom he had three children. His wife died in October, 1884, and for his second wife he married, in November, 1887, Anna E. Napper, daughter of Abel Napper, of Wall Lake township.

Source: History of Wright County, Iowa, its peoples, industries and institutions (1915), Birdsall, B. P., ed., Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen and Co.


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