Archibald C CHAPEL Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL Oliver CHAPEL Annie CHAPEL Rebecca Madeline DAVIS Thomas Roy CHAPEL John Edgar CHAPEL Roxie Gertrude CHAPEL Nell Agnes CHAPEL Hester Hazel CHAPEL Dorothy E CHAPEL James Paul CHAPEL Dora Tennessee CHAPEL Jeremiah A CHAPEL Mary Isabella HENSON Mini tree diagram
James Jonathan CHAPEL

James Jonathan CHAPEL1,12,2,3,4,9

also known as James John CHAPEL10,8,4,9,11,7,5

30th Oct 18598,9 - 1st Jan 19224

Life History

30th Oct 1859

Born in Bryan's Mill, Cass, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6

(most likely)

Nov 1862

Born in Texas.8,9

(less likely)

5th Feb 1880

Married Rebecca Madeline DAVIS in Cass County, Texas.12

11th Mar 1880

Married in Cass County, Texas

27th Oct 1882

Birth of son Oliver CHAPEL in Cass County, Texas.19,20,4,21,22,23

20th Mar 1885

Birth of daughter Annie CHAPEL in Cass County, Texas.19,19,4

before 1892

Divorced from Rebecca Madeline DAVIS in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory

2nd Nov 1892

Married Dora Tennessee CHAPEL in Sebastian County, Arkansas.10

13th Apr 1894

Birth of son Thomas Roy CHAPEL in Jenny Lind, Sebastian, Arkansas.8,9,13,6

14th Jul 1896

Birth of son John Edgar CHAPEL in Jenny Lind, Sebastian, Arkansas.8,9,5,6

Jul 1898

Birth of daughter Roxie Gertrude CHAPEL in Sebastian County, Arkansas.8,9

24th Aug 1901

Birth of daughter Nell Agnes CHAPEL in Sebastian County, Arkansas.4,9,5,14

about 1906

Birth of daughter Hester Hazel CHAPEL in Sebastian County, Arkansas.5,5,14

about 1910

Birth of daughter Dorothy E CHAPEL in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.5,14

15th Apr 1919

Birth of son James Paul CHAPEL in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.5,15,16,17,18

1st Jan 1922

Died in Johnson County, Texas.4,7

(most likely)

after 1st Jan 1922

Buried in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.4

UNKNOWN

Died in Johnson County, Texas.4

(less likely)

Notes

  • James Jonathan Chapel is first reported as a 9-month-old child underthe name J J Chappell, son of A and M S Chapel.

    1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 17 October, PO Unionville &Cusseta, page 73, Hse $490, Fam #562
    A Chappell 26 M Farm Laborer $500 Real Estate $530 Personal Estateborn GA
    M S Chappell 18 F born TX
    Thos Chappell 2 M b Ark
    J J Chappell 9mos M b TX

    Archie died some time after the birth of their third son Jeremiah in1861 and before Mary remarried in May 1864.

    I have not found James or his mother in the 1870 census.  But heappears in the marriage records of Cass County, Texas, in February1880.  He married R M Davis.  Family sources and other censuses giveus her name as Rebecca Mauldin Davis, or some genealogies have RebeccaMadeline Davis.

    Cass County Marriage Records
    Book 4, p 429
    Chappell, J. J.  mar Davis, R. M.  Feb 5 1880

    1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 14 July, Precinct 3, page 69,Hse/Fam #625
    Chappell, James  W M 24 Husband Farmer TX GA MS
    Chappell, Rebecca W F 21 Wife Keep House TX GA SC (or Illinois)

    There is a gap in the records after 1880.  James married again in1892, but we have no details or records about the events leading up tothat.  We may surmise that James and Rebecca were divorced, but norecord has been found.

    They had family in Indian Territory, and it is likely they were there. Both of them appear at different times later in their separatehouseholds in Oklahoma.  They might have been divorced in theTerritory.  Oklahoma records are not available online.  They may havegot a Chickasaw divorce which was then not recorded with USauthorities.  Or they may have gotten a US authority divorce that isnot available easily today.

    James died in Cleburne, Texas, in 1922.  Rebecca lived until 1949,when she died in Tyler, in Smith County, Texas.

    Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992
    James J. Chappell
    Spouse Dora T. Chappell
    Marriage 2 Nov 1892
    Sebastian County, Arkansas

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    James J Chappell
    Age 33
    Birth abt 1859
    Residence Jenny Lind, Sebastian, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Dora T Choppell [Chappell, Chapel]
    Spouse's Age 15,
    Spouse's Residence Sebastian County, Arkansas
    Marriage 2 Nov 1892 Sebastian County
    Marriage License Date 30 Oct 1892

    In 1900 Rebecca is reported as a widow, living in Parker County,Texas, west of Fort Worth with her two children.

    1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 77 June, Justice Precinct6, District 22, page 6B, Hs/Fam #93
    Chappel, Rebkka  Head W F Oct 1858 41 Widow 3 children/3 living TX TXTX Farm Laborer [No ownership status]
    Chappel, Oliver Son W M Oct 1882 17 Single TX GA IL
    Chappel, Annie Dau W F Mch 1885 15 TX GA TX

    This makes us think that James died.  But in fact we know from otherrecords and family information that he lived on with his second wifeDora until 1922.  Did James Jonathan and Rebecca divorce, and Rebeccais erroneously reported as a widow in 1900, when she was reallydivorced?  There are cases like this.  Perhaps the social disfavor ofdivorce would lead Rebecca to report she was a widow rather thandivorced?

    The birth states of the parents of Oliver here do not match the 1880census of his parents and his mother's report in this 1900 census.Note that his parents are reported as being born in Georgia andIllinois.  James J Chappel was born in Texas, according to the 1880census.  But note that here Rebecca in her own record is not reportedborn in Illinois but Texas.  (But in 1880 the birth state of hermother has been interpreted by some as an abbreviation for Illinois.It is interpreted by others as SC, which seems to be correct.)  Birthstates of Rebecca's parents change again in 1910.

    Reports of birth place for James vary between Texas and Arkansas.  The1900-1920 censuses report he was born in Texas.

    1900 Federal Census, Sebastian County, Arkansas, 19 June, Rogers,District 120, page 15A, Hse #284, Fam #306
    Ramsey, Nancy Head W F May 1882 18 Single AR TX TX Servant Rents
    Ramsey, Geo Brother W M Feb 1885 15 Single AR TX TX Coal Mine DayLaborer Owns
    Ramsey, Lula Sister W M Jan 1886 14 Single TX TX TX In School
    - Fam #306 -
    Chapell, John J Head W M Nov 1862 37 Married 7 yrs TX Unknown UnknownCoal Miner Rents
    Chapell, Dora Wife W F Feb 1878 22 Married 7 yrs 3 children/3 livingTX GA TN
    Chapell, Roy Son W M Apr 1894 6 AR TX TX
    Chapell, Edgar Son W M Aug 1896 3 AR TX TX
    Chapell, Gertrude Dau W F July 1898 1 AR TX TX

    Another Ramsey family is listed next, and another Chapel family islisted before this two-family household.  Head of that householdRobert Ramsey seems to be a brother of Nancy, George and Lula.

    1900 Federal Census, Sebastian County, Arkansas, 19 June, Rogers,District 120, page 15A, Hse #284, Fam #306
    Ramsey, Robert J Head W M Nov 1876 23 Married 1 yr TX TX TX Coal MineDay Laborer Owns
    Ramsey, Pink W F July 1879 20 Married 1 yr TX AR Colorado
    Ramsey, Plumer [?] Dau W M July 1899 6mos Single AR TX TX

    The Chapell household on the other side of Nancy Ramsey and John andDora is a widow, Nancy Chapell and her son Eddie.  I have notconnected them to the Cass county Chapel line either.

    1900 Federal Census, Sebastian County, Arkansas, 19 June, Rogers,District 120, page 15A, Hse #284, Fam #305
    Chapell, Nancy Head W F Jan 1851 49 Widow 8 children/6 living TN TN TNNo Occupation Rents
    Chapell, Eddie son W M Dec 1886 13 Married 7 yrs In School Ark Gorge[sic, Georgia?] Tenn

    By 1910, James and Dora had moved to Stephens County, Oklahoma, wherethey are living in Marlow.  Their location in the Marlow area is oneindication this Chapel family is related to other Chapels, and theirJenkins and Christian relatives originally from Cass County, Texas.In this census he is reported as James J, compared to John J in 1900.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 5 May, Marlow,District 239, Page 19B, Hse #366, Fam #376
    Chapel, James J Head M W 39 Marriage 2 Married 18 years TX UnknownUnknown Carpenter [Own/Rent not rptd]
    Chapel, Dora N Wife F W 36 Marriage 1 Married 18 years TX MS TN
    Chapel, Thomas R Son M W 15 Single AR TX TX
    Chapel, John E Son M W 13 Single AR TX TX
    Chapel, Roxie G Dau F W 11 Single AR TX TX
    Chapel, Nellie A Dau F W 8 Single AR TX TX [Her grave has Nell Agnes]
    Chapel, Hester H Dau F W 4 Single AR TX TX

    This census report has one helpful bit of new data, reporting thatthis marriage to Dora in 1892 was the second marriage.  This may be anindication that this is the same James Jonathan Chapel who marriedRebecca Mauldin (Madeline) Davis in 1880, and that they divorced sometime before 1892, even though Rebecca is reported as a widow in the1900 census.

    In 1910, James' first wife Rebecca and their son Oliver and Oliver'sfamily were in Choctaw County, Oklahoma.  But she moved with them backto Cass County, Texas by census time in 1920.

    1910 Federal Census, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, 3 May, Wilson Township,District 69, page 7B, Hse #125, Fam #136
    Chapel, Oliver Head M W  27  Married 4 yrs TX TX TX Farmer Rents
    Chapel, Nora Wife  F W  21  Married 4 yrs 2 children/2 living LA TX TX
    Chapel, Roy Son  M W 3  Single TX TX LA
    Chapel, Ruby K Dau  F W 11mos Single OK TX LA
    ** Chapel, Rebecca Mother F W 52  Widowed TX TX GA **

    James and Dora moved from Oklahoma to Johnson County, Texas, south ofForth Worth, before the 1920 census.  It was soon after the may 1910census, because the January 1920 census reports that Dorothy was bornin Oklahoma and was 9 years old in 1920.  She was probably born in thesecond half of 1910, after the 1910 census.

    1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 6 January, Cleburne Ward3, District 40, Page 2A, 404 Wilhite St, Hse #27, Fam #7 [sic, ?]
    Chappel, J J Head Rents M W 60 Marriage 2 Married TX TX TX Carpenter
    Chappel, Dora Wife F W 44 Married TX TN TN No Occupation
    Chappel, John Edgar Son 23 M W 3yrs6mos Single AR TX TX Painter
    Chappel, Nellie Dau F W 18 Single AR TX TX
    Chappel, Hazel Dau F W 12 Single AR TX TX
    Chappel, Dorothy Dau F W 9 Single OK TX TX [living in Marlow OK in1910]
    Chappel, J P Son M W 10mos Single TX TX TX

    James died 1 January in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas, south of FortWorth.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    James John Chapel
    Death 1 Jan 1922 Johnson County
    Certificate #2112

    James Johnathan Chapel
    Birth Oct. 30, 1859
    Death Jan. 1, 1922 Johnson County, Texas
    Daughter Nellie May Chapel (1901 - 1930)
    Burial Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas,Plot: Block 12 Lot 14
    Created by Chris Easley Mar 29, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #107517275,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107616504

Sources

  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 17 October, PO Unionville & Cusseta, page 73, Hse $490, Fam #562
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 14 July, Precinct 3, page 69, Hse/Fam #625
  • 3. Epperson Genealogy
    • Name: Jimmy Epperson;
    • James Jonathon Chapel, Rebecca Mauldin Davis,
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas
    • 6 January, Cleburne Ward 3, District 40, Page 2A, 404 Wilhite St, Hse
  • 6. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 7. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Sebastian County, Arkansas
    • 19 June, Rogers, District 120, page 15A, Hse #284, Fam #306
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 5 May, Marlow, District 239, Page 19B, Hse #366, Fam #376
  • 10. Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992
  • 11. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 12. Cass County, Texas, Marriage Records
    • Book 4, p 429
  • 13. Texas Death Certificate
  • 14. 1930 Federal Census, Smith County, Texas
    • 9 April, Tyler Ward 1, District 212-3, page 7B, 391 E Bow St, Hse
  • 15. 1930 Federal Census, Smith County, Texas
    • 9 April, Tyler Ward 1, District 212-3, page 4A, 391 E Bow St, Hse
  • 16. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 17. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 18. Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011
  • 19. 1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 77 June, Justice Precinct 6, District 22, page 6B, Hs/Fam #93
  • 20. 1930 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 22 April, Justice Precinct 3, District 12, page 8A,
  • 21. 1910 Federal Census, Choctaw County, Oklahoma
    • 3 May, Wilson Township, District 69, page 7B, Hse #125, Fam #136
  • 22. 1920 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 20 January, Justice Precinct 3, District 37, page 7B, Marietta and
  • 23. 1940 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 22 April, Precinct 3, District 34-14, page 4B, Hse #72, Rents $4

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