Chapman Family Homestead

information from

Mark Weinheimer from Duanesburg, NY

2015

 

My wife and I own a house at 601 Miller Corners Road, Delanson, NY 12053, that was a Chapman family homestead from ? circa 1835 until 1861. We have uncovered several Chapman wills, deeds, and census records.

 

I am attaching a copy of the original submittal for the national register. I also am attaching a screenshot from Historic Mapworks that shows Lot 275 of the Duanesburg Patent in 1866. Our house is shown as Hillegrass. The house to the North is still a Chapman home. It burned down and was rebuilt. I also have a copy of the 1856 Map of Schenectady County, that shows the house occupied by Amos Chapman, as yet unscanned. The 1835 NY Census shows Amos Chapman on a farm of 75 acres, owning 12 neat cattle, 3 horses, 10 sheep,and 5 hogs. Of particular interest to me, since I spent 19 years in the textile industry, they produced, during the preceding year, 7 yards of fulled cloth, 20 yards of unfulled cloth, and 40 yards of linen, cotton or other thin cloths, in the domestic way. It will take me a while to scan the deeds, wills, cemetery records, etc that my wife found many years ago.

 

601 MCR National Registry Form

 

1866 Map Lot 275


Recent photos of the house.