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Mary Adeline Potter Chapman was born 7 September 1854 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States to Arnold Potter (1804-1872) and Elizabeth Ann Birch (1824-1899) and died 7 March 1874 in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Welcome Chapman (1849-1900) 11 April 1870 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Portugal, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.


Mary Adeline Potter (1854-1874)

  • First Anglo Child born in San Bernardino CA
  • Died at age 19 - one week after birth of 2nd child


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Biography

A detail history of Welcome Chapman and his wife is found in his daughter biographical book, see below.


Welcome's first wife, Mary Adeline, married Welcome at the LDS Endowment House in Salt Lake City. The moved to Widently, near Park City Ut. Sadly, she died at age 20 just one week after the birth of their second child. Mary was the first anglo child born in the LDS Colony in San Bernardino, California.

Welcome married two more times afterwards and moved his family to Arizona.

Welcome made a living as a stonecutter, seller of Nevada Silver Tableware, eyeglass maker, photographer and farmer. He died at age 51, probably from Walking Typhoid Fever.

Children of Welcome Chapman and Mary Potter

  1. Mary Ann Chapman (1872-1973) - died age 101, m. James Moroni Richey
  2. Elizabeth Amelia Chapman (1874-1962) - m. Charles Douglas

References

  • Welcome Chapman Family Ancestry
  • Mary Ann Chapman Richey, An Arizona Pioneer - Her History and Her Family, compiled by Alvin C. Rencher, 2009. Collection of family history and her personal diaries.



Children


Offspring of Mary Adeline Potter Chapman and Welcome Chapman (1849-1900)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Chapman (1872-1973) 22 April 1872 Parleys Park, Summit County, Utah, United States 3 July 1973 Show Low, Navajo County, Arizona, United States James Moroni Richey (1848-1930)

Elizabeth Amelia Chapman (1874-1962) 28 February 1874 South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 6 November 1962 Show Low, Navajo County, Arizona, United States Charles Douglas (1854-1919)
Lee Henderson

Siblings


Offspring of Arnold Potter and Almira Smith (1804-1832)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harriet Orselia Potter (1823-1850)
William Potter (1826-1859)
Ann P Potter (1828-1907)
Sarah Delight Potter (1830-1905)
John H Potter (1832-)

Offspring of Arnold Potter and Elizabeth Ann Birch (1824-1899)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Potter (1844-)
Wallace Edwin Potter (1850-1909)
George A Potter (1852-1909)
Mary Adeline Potter (1854-1874) 7 September 1854 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States 7 March 1874 Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Welcome Chapman (1849-1900)

Elizabeth Ann Potter (1858-1931)




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