DAR, SAR honor Capt. Joseph Chapman

By Ann Warmuth
Special to the Courier

PICKENS — What began as a grave marking ceremony by the Chapman and Hagood families to honor Revolutionary War patriot Capt. Joseph Chapman quickly swelled to more than 170 people, with descendants coming from South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and even Seattle, Wash.

According to the calculations of Chapman’s fifth great-grandson, Ron Chapman, after nine generations, there are more than 1.5 million descendants of Joseph and Mary Chapman, and many of those descendants attended the ceremony. Elizabeth Chapman, a North Carolina Children of the American Revolution (NCCAR) member and one of Chapman’s direct descendants, brought

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