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Chappells of Lafayette Co MS


Submission and Copyright belongs to Bettie W. Sarver

1 Asa CHAPPELL 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Birth: May 1810, NC Death: 14 Mar 1863, Lafayette Co., MS Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Lafayette Co., MS Occ: farmer Reli: Baptist Before 1847, he married Spouse: Sarah A. SANDERS Birth: 23 May 1818, GA Death: 23 Jun 1859, Lafayette Co., MS Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Lafayette Co., MS Sarah痴 death was on the Mortality Schedule of the 1860 Census. Their children were: John D. (1847-1917) Mary Pinnina A. (1848-1932) Joseph M. (1852-1925) Samuel Asa (1855-1920) Family oral history: Asa had a brother (name unknown) who also had a plantation nearby in MS. They shared ownership in some slaves.

Agricultural Reports from 1850 and 1860 Censuses show a W. L. Chappell as well as deed records showing a William L. Chappell nearby.
Whether he is Asa痴 brother in unknown.

Asa痴 death: Was beheaded with an axe by a slave in a field in presence of children . Supposedly there was a newspaper story about the
lynching of the slave. Some descendant in the family had the clipping but destroyed it 澱ecause it was too gruesome..

Agricultural Reports from 1850 Census show Asa - Land owned, 160 ac; value, $1200; Farm implements, $250; Bushels of corn harvested, 700;
bales of ginned cotton, 7. Agricultural Reports from 1860 Census show Asa - Land owned, 160 ac; value, $1600; Farm implements, $800; Bushels of corn harvested, 700;
bales of ginned cotton, 21.

Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: Asa Chappell, grantee, from A. B. Carter, grantor. Bk C, p.152, 7 Jan 1841,
recorded 14 Sept 1841: 150 acres from NW 1/4 of Section 2, Township 8, Range 2 West of the basis meridian of the
Chickasaw Cession, except 10 acres of the SW corner of said 1/4, 80 rods North and 20 rods wide. $350. [This is the first record of
Asa Chappel purchasing land in MS]
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: Asa Chappell, grantor, to Martin Shino, grantee. Bk C, p.72, 29 Mar 1841,
recorded 12 May 1941; same tract of land, $450.
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: Asa Chappell, grantee, from T. R. Williams, grantor. Bk H, p.45, SW 1/4 of
Section 5, Twnshp 9, Range 1 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession. $600.
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: Asa Chappell, grantee, from Jacob Thompson, grantor; Bk J, p. 115, 13 April 1861
SE 1/4 Section 6, Twnshp 9, Range 1 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession. $200.

Was Testator (different usage than now) to will of Eldridge Barker of Lafayette Co, dated 12 July 1850.

MS lands sold by heirs of Asa Chappell:

Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: John D. Chappell, Mary P. Livingston and her husband A. P. Livingston, grantors; Benj. F. Goolsby,
Administrator of the Estate of Asa Chappell; to W. E. Avent, grantee. Bk M,
p.691-2, 1 Nov. 1870 SW 1/4 of Section 5, Twnshp 9, Range 1
West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession, and the SE 1/4 Section 6, Twnshp 9, Range 1 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession. $1005.
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: Quit Claim Deed :J. M.. Chappell, S. A. Chappell (Bell Co. TX, heirs-at-law of Asa Chappell),
grantors to W. E. Avent, grantee. (because they were minors at the time of the original sale)
SW 1/4 of Section 5, Twnshp 9, Range 1 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession, and the SE 1/4 Section 6, Twnshp 9, Range 1
West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession. Bk Y, p. 252-3, 8 Jan 1880, recorded 13 Jan 1880. $1005.

Interesting fact: The 1870 census has an Asa Chappell living in Oxford who was about 10 years younger that this Asa would have been,
had he lived.

Oldest child of Asa Chappel was John D. CHAPPELL 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Birth: 1 Mar 1847, Pontatoc Co., MS Death: 30 Apr 1917, Brownwood, Brown Co.TX Burial: 1 May 1917, Santa Anna Cem., Coleman Co, TX Marr: 18 Dec 1867, Lafayette Co. MS Spouse: Susan Catherine Wilson, daughter of Pleasant and Nancy Wilson of Lafayette Co.MS Birth: 7 Mar 1850 AL Death: Mar 1879, Los Nietos, Los Angeles Co., CA

Their children:
Benjamin A. (1869- ) Andrew (1869-1885) Georgia E. (1871-) Mary E. (1872-) Sarah J. (1874-) Jessie B. (1876-) Nancy A (1877-)

J. D. and Susan left MS after the sale of land in Nov, 1871. They were in CA by the time their daughter, Mary, was born in 1872. Sarah,
Jessie and Nancy were born in CA. His wife, Susan, died in March 1879.
On the 1880 census, John D. is a widower. They had moved west with some of Susan痴 family, who remained in California.
He and the family returned to Bell Co. Texas, where he appears on the tax role in 1882, and where he married again.
According to his obituary, he was in Coleman Co. by 1892, having been in Bell Co. for 11 years (1881). Was a member
of the Old Confederate Camp at Brownwood.

MS land purchased by John D. Chappell: Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: John D. Chappell, grantee, from Joseph Dickson, grantor, Trust deed for $100, Bk J., p. 499,
4 April 1868: NW 1/4 of Section 4, Twnshp 7, Range 2 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession.
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: John D. Chappell, grantee, from D. R. White, grantor, Deed Bk L, p. 141, 1 Dec 1868:
SW 1/4 of Section 24, Twnshp 8, Range 3 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession, $200.
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: John D. Chappell, grantor, to __ and Martha Pognes, grantees, Deed Bk N, p. 735, 7 Oct 1871:
SW 1/4 of Section 24, Twnshp 8, Range 3 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession. Payable 1 Jan 1873
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: John D. Chappell, grantor, to Martha Pognes, grantee, Deed Bk R, p. 117, 16 May 1874: SW 1/4 of Section 24,
Twnshp 8, Range 3 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession. $1200

Second child of Asa Chappell was Mary Pinnina A. CHAPPELL 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Birth: 9 Oct 1848, South Lafayette Co., MS Death: 29 Mar 1932, Rogers, Bell Co., TX Burial: 30 Mar 1932, Reed's Lake Cem., Bell Co., TX Reli: Baptist Marr: 26 Nov 1867, Lafayette Co., MS Spouse: A. Pinkney LIVINGSTON Birth: 1845, GA Father: John LIVINGSTON (1813-<1870) Mother: Susan UNKNOWN (1818-1875)

Family story: Mary Pinnina 撤enny Chappell was born on a plantation in Lafayette Co., MS. Her mother died in childbirth when Penny was a young girl
and an aunt came to live with them to care for the family. During the Civil War, her father was killed by a rogue slave.
The home was invaded many times by marauding Confederate deserters and Yankee soldiers.
She told stories of burying the family silver, etc. She married a local boy and had twins, a boy and a girl.

The marriage was a bad one, and at one time, the girl was kidnapped by her father and taken to his mother's house, where he left her; he
had mistakenly taken his daughter instead of his son. Penny's brothers went, armed with shotguns, to the house and retrieved the daughter.
They were still legally married when part of her father's property was sold in Nov.1870, as his signature was on the papers.

The children of Mary Pinnina and Pinkney were twins, W. Newton 哲uate (Livingston) (1869-<1930) Sallie (Livingston) (1869-1940) Soon after the sale of her father痴 land, Mary P., her children, and two brothers left for Texas. She married Thomas J. Rawls in 1872
in Milam Co. TX. He had been a prisoner on Johnson痴 Island during the war. They lived in Falls Co., and he adopted the twins.
Then after his death in 1881, she lived in Bell Co. near her brothers.,

2nd Marr: 15 Oct 1872, Milam Co., TX Spouse: Thomas Jackson RAWLS Birth: 8 Jan 1838, Ft. Watkahootee, Alachua Co., FL Death: 7 Sep 1881, Falls Co., TX Father: Col. Cotton RAWLS (1806 GA-1882 FL) Mother: Martha unknown (~1817-1853 FL) Children:
Joseph C. (1874-1893) Charles (1876-1939) Essie (1878-1951) Mary Tom (1882-1954) Listed on Bell Co. Tax Rolls in 1882 with a carriage, a horse, total of $60 and tax of 27 cents. Texas Confederate Widow痴 Pension #14680 Obituary: 迭ogers, Tex., March 30, 1932: Mrs. Mary O. Rawls, 84, pioneer citizen, died Tuesday evening at the
home of her son, Charlie Rawls. She was born in Oxford, Miss., Oct. 9, 1848, and was married to Captain Thomas
Jackson Rawls in 1870. Her husband died in 1881.
Mrs. Rawls had lived in Texas for 60 years and was a charter member of the Heidenheimer Baptist Church, having
her membership there for 50 years. She is survived by five children: Mrs. Sallie Lynch of Wichita Falls, Mrs.
Barton Jones of Holland, Mrs. Mary Oleson of Houston, W. M. Rawls of Fort Worth, Charlie Rawls, of Rogers.
She also leaves 21 grandchildren. Mrs. Rawls had made her home with her son here for the past 30 years.
Funeral services were held at the Reed痴 Lake Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o団lock, conducted by Rev. B. B. Blaylock of Temple
and Rev. Lonnie Webb of Rogers, Pallbearers were the grandsons of Mrs. Rawls.

Joseph M. CHAPPEL was the third child of Asa Chappell. 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Birth: Oct 1852, MS Death: 13 Oct 1925, Dallas, TX Burial: 15 Oct 1925, IOOF Cemetry, Roscoe, TX Marr: 17 Dec 1877, TX Spouse: Tennessee ATER, who was also from a Lafayette Co. family. Birth: 22 Dec 1860, Lafayette Co. MS Death: 25 Oct 1920, Roscoe, TX Father: A. B. ATER (1831-<1889) Mother: Julia UNKNOWN Bell Co.TX Vol F, p 112: Joseph M. Chappell was married to Tennessee Ater by Wm. Thomas, MG on 17 Dec 1877 Was on Bell Co. Tax Roll in 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887 Census 1880, Bell Co. shows brother, Samuel Chappell, living with them. Census 1900, Nolan Co. shows entire family, second down from Samuel Ater family. Census of 1910 shows address on Boisdarc St., Roscoe. Census of 1920 shows Joe M. and Tennessee in Roscoe.

Obituary, _ROSCOE TIMES, Friday, Oct. 16, 1925: 寧. M. Chappell died Tuesday afternoon, October 13, at four o団lock at the residence of his son, Asa Chappell, in Dallas.
Mr. Chappell had gone to Dallas to visit his son and spend a few days at the Fair. When he arrived at the home of his son,
he complained of being a little sick and his daughter-in-law gave him immediate attention, but he died in a short time of acute indigestion.
Mr. Chappell痴 body was shipped back to Roscoe, arriving on Thursday morning. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter,
Mrs.C. M. Moore, at three o団lock and he was buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery by the side of his wife, son and daughter.
He is survived by two sons, Asa Chappell, Dallas, and B. B. and daughter, Mrs. C. M. Moore, Roscoe, with whom he made his home.
All the children, as well as other relatives were present at the funeral.
Mr. Chappell was well known in Roscoe, having moved here when there was hardly any town here.

He owned quite a lot of property in the city and country.

Children: Deanny Mary (1879-1929) Asa (1880-1949) Abram (1882-1883) Bell B. (1884-1957) John Lee (1887-1915) Anzo (1890-1913) Tennessee Ater Chappell痴 father, A. B. ATER was born in 1831 in TN. and. died before 1889.
His wife痴 name was Julia.
They had the following children: Martha R. (1850- ) marrried A. J. PRIDMORE, in Lafayette Co. . Samuel A. (1852-1926) . Josiah (Joe) (~1856-) . James M. (1857-) H. L. or Lee C. (~1859-) Tennessee (1860-1920) . Abraham/Abel B. (1862-) Julia (~1864-) After their father痴 death, the property was sold. The children were all in Texas when they signed the deed.
Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: Bk FF, p. 511-2 18 March 1889
:S. A. Ater and Joe Ater (Coryell Co. TX), James M. Ater, H. L. Ater, A. B. Ater, M. R. Pridmore, Tenny C.
Chappell, and Julia Ater (Bell Co. TX),. grantors to V. B. Smith, grantee.
W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 14, Twnshp 9, Range 2 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession, and
the S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 14, Twnshp 9, Range 2 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession, 160 acres, $125.

The fourth child of Asa Chappell was Samuel Asa CHAPPELL 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Birth: 1855, MS Death: 10 Feb 1920, Bell Co. TX Burial: 11 Feb 1920, Belton Cemetery Deed Records, Lafayette Co. MS: Quit Claim Deed :J. M.. Chappell, S. A. Chappell (Bell Co. TX, heirs-at-law of Asa Chappell), grantors to W. E. Avent, grantee.
(because they were minors at the time of the original sale)
SW 1/4 of Section 5, Twnshp 9, Range 1 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession,
and the SE 1/4 Section 6, Twnshp 9, Range 1 West of the basis meridian of the Chickasaw Cession. Bk Y, p. 252-3,
8 Jan 1880, recorded 13 jan 1880. $1005. The Bell Co. 1881 Tax roll lists Sam with 1 carriage -$50, 1 horse - $75, and money on hand 0 $500. The 1885 Tax roll lists him with
2 horses and mules -$100, 4 cattle - $20. 1887 he had 1 wagon -$15, 2 horses and mules $2--, 3 cattle, $25.

Sam helped Mary Pinina a great deal when the children were growing up., and was a favorite uncle. He was a salesman
for the Terrell Monument Co. in Temple. He became an alcoholic
and was sent to the Marlin Springs to 電ry out several times.
He contracted tuberculosis and was placed in the charity ward in the TB hospital
in Houston. When no more could be done for him, he was sent home to Bell Co. to die.
He was admitted to the County Home, on 7 Feb 1920, where he died on 10 Feb. 1920.

The Chappell family had two relatives from North Carolina who lived with them. One was Martha Jones, born
about 1839, who was living with them in 1850.
Her sister, Lydia A,. Jones, born about 1842, who was living with them in 1860.
Martha Jones married Wash F. Hyde in Lafayette Co. on 22 Oct 1857.
They lived near his family in the Lafayette Springs area.
Lydia Jones married Richard S. Allen on 27 Aug 1861 in Lafayette Co.
In 1870 - after War, Martha is head of household, with her children and her sister, Lydia, living with them. Both are widows.


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