Ballston Spa, Saratoga Co., NY

From Centennial History of Ballston Spa, Saratoga Co., NY- page 256

GEORGE W. CHAPMAN was born in Ballston Spa in 1833, and was the younger son of Harvey Chapman. He was a graduate of Union College and of the Albany Law School. In 1858 he was elected Member of Assembly, in 1869 was appointed canal commissioner, and was elected to that office the following year. He was also a Supervisor of the town of Milton. He died in this village, which had always been his home, on April 20, 1881, aged forty-four years.

EDWIN H. CHAPMAN, elder brother of George W. Chapman, was born in Ballston Spa in 1828, and for many years was engaged in business here as a manufacturer. He was village trustee three terms, and village president in 1856, and also Supervisor of Milton in 1864-5. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was a popular man in the community, with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He died December 14, 1896, at the home of one of his sons in the West, aged sixty-eight years.


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