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Welcome Chapman Jr was born 2 October 1849 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States to Welcome Chapman (1805-1893) and Susan Amelia Risley (1807-1888) and died 20 February 1900 in St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mary Adeline Potter (1854-1874) 11 April 1870 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. He married Harriet Zelnora Marsden (1854-1884) 29 November 1876 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. He married Harriet Ann Davis (1868-1945) 17 November 1887 in St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Israel, Byzantium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belarus, the Byzantine Empire, Italy.


Welcome Chapman Jr (1849-1900) Early LDS Arizona Pioneer / Temple Stonecutter

Vital Stats

  • Son of Welcome Chapman (1805-1893) and Susan Amelia Risley (1807-1888)
  • 1849-Oct-02 : Birth in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah Territory, USA
  • 1850 : Family Relocates to Manti, Sanpete Co, Utah
  • 1862 : Family Relocates back to Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1870-Apr-11 : Marriage (1) to Mary Adeline Potter (1854-1874) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah Territory, USA
  • 1876-Nov 29 : Marriage (2) to Harriet Zelnora Marsden (1854-1884) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah Territory, USA
  • 1884-May/Jun : Family Relocated to St Johns, Apache Co, Arizona Territory, USA
  • 1887-Nov-17 : Marriage (3) to Harriet Ann Davis (1868-1945) in St. George, Washington Co, Utah Territory, USA
  • 1900-Feb-20 : Died in St Johns, Apache Co, Arizona Territory, USA (buried there the next day)

Biography

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

As a child living in first Manti and then Salt Lake City, Utah, he was not very healthy.

His 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.

His second wife, Harriet Marsden, was the widow of John McDonald. Harriet (Zella) and Welcome were married for Time only in the Salt Lake Endowment House. They shared a small home in 13th Ward in Salt Lake City. During this time, Welcome worked at the Smelter near South Cottonwood. Their only child, Welcome Chapman III, died five days after birth in 1877.

In 1884, Welcome was called by the LDS Church to help colonize St Johns, Arizona. They left SLC in early May 1884 and arrived in St Johns, latter in June. His second wife Died in 1884 (two days before Christmas) short, with no surviving posterity, shortly after their arrival in St Johns.

His third wife, gave him several children, she was widow for 45 years after his death. They were married in the St. George Temple and were part of a larger group that made the 20 day trip on the fabled Honeymoon Trail from the Arizona Colony for the same purpose.

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

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

Children of Welcome Chapman and Harriet Marsden

  1. Welcome Chapman III (1877-1877) - Died Infant, only 5 days after birth (Aug 14-19, 1877).

Children of Welcome Chapman and Harriet Davis

  1. Welcome Davis Chapman (1889-1976) - m. Pearle Dye
  2. Sylvia Jane Chapman (1891-1901) - died young
  3. John Davis Chapman (1893-1988) - m. Ione Anthens Gilchrist
  4. Ray Davis Chapman (1894-1895) - Died Infant
  5. Ida Ann Chapman (1897-1990) - m. Wallace Freeman Burrell
  6. Orson Davis Chapman (1900-1900) - Died Infant



Children


Offspring of Welcome Chapman Jr and Mary Adeline Potter (1854-1874)
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

Offspring of Welcome Chapman Jr and Harriet Zelnora Marsden (1854-1884)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Welcome Chapman (1877-1877)

Offspring of Welcome Chapman Jr and Harriet Ann Davis (1868-1945)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Welcome Davis Chapman (1889-1976)
Sylvia Jane Chapman (1891-1901)
John Davis Chapman (1893-1988)
Ray Davis Chapman (1894-1895)
Ida Ann Chapman (1897-1990)
Orson Davis Chapman (1900-1900)

Siblings


Offspring of Welcome Chapman Sr and Susan Amelia Risley (1807-1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Almira Chapman (1833-1833)
Chastina Chapman (1833-1833)
Rosetta Anise Chapman (1834-1914)
Amelia Caroline Chapman (1835-1913)
Joseph Smith Chapman (1838-1917)
Hyrum Smith Chapman (1841-1928) 3 October 1841 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 22 January 1928 Bluewater Village, Cibola County, New Mexico, United States Rhoda Ann Fullmer (1847-1917)

Benjamin Chapman (1843-1843)
Levi Chapman (1845-?)
Fidelia Chapman (1846-1909)
Welcome Chapman (1849-1900) 2 October 1849 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 20 February 1900 St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States Mary Adeline Potter (1854-1874)
Harriet Zelnora Marsden (1854-1884)
Harriet Ann Davis (1868-1945)

Offspring of Welcome Chapman Sr and Ann Mackey (1839-1926)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Phoebe Ann Chapman (1856-1932)
Fannie Chapman (1858-1861)
Samuel Welcome Chapman (1860-1940)
Anthony Chapman (1862-1947)
Lois Chapman (1864-1939)
Calantha Chapman (1866-1866)
John Chapman (1868-1869)
Harriet Amelia Chapman (1869-1871)
Henry Chapman (1874-1876
Lillie Sarah Chapman (1881-1882)

Offspring of Welcome Chapman Sr and Catherine Ann Stayner (1839-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jesse Chapman (1857-1940)
Eliza Chapman (1859-)
Elizur Chapman (1859-1936)
Catherine Lorella Chapman (1862-1867)
Jeremiah Chapman (1865-1866)
William Chapman (1867-1869)
Ellen Chapman (1874-1949)
Allie Andrew Chapman (1876-1901)
Benjamin Welcome Chapman (1881-1925)

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