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The 2003 Annual Convention was held May 16-18, 2003 in Richmond, VA. Here is a list of those present.

First Prize in CFA's First Annual Photo Contest - 2003

Robert Duncan Chapman was born December 8, 1839 in Houston Co. , Georgia, the son of William Hilliard Judson Chapman and Temperance Honor Jordan. He died August 7, 1934 in Houston, TX. Robert married Eugenia Alice McNeil November 21, 1867 in Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA. Robert entered the War Between the States as a Sergeant Major of the First Georgia Regiment. Later as a 1 st Lt. of Company E. 55th Georgia Regiment he participated in Bragg's raid into Kentucky. At the Cumberland River crossing his Captain was killed and he became the company commander .

After the raid he again crossed the Cumberland into Tennessee, where his company was captured near Cumberland Gap by Federal troops under command of General Burnsides and he was sent to Johnson Island prison. Five months later he escaped and returned to Georgia where he organized a new command and reported to Savannah. Hard pressed by Sherman's army his command withdrew with other Confederate troops from Savannah through South Carolina and into North Carolina, where he led them in the last fight of the war at Bentonville, a few days before the surrender .

In Texas he was made Major General in the Texas Division, United Confederate Veterans.

Robert Duncan Chapman was the great grandfather of CFA #009 Robert L. Sonfield, Jr.

Runner-up in CFA's Firest Annual Photo Contest - 2003

Raymond Allen "Ray" Chapman & children, Chlora b. 1910, Harold b. 1911 (Ernie's father), Earl and his twin sister, Pearl b. 1914, Mary b. 1916 & Raymond Alonzo b 1918. Mabel, the mother of the children died 1918 of flu & Raymond never recovered although he did remarry and have two more children. He died Dec 1922.

Grandparents of Ernie Chapman #001, our first CFA president and currently VP and head of merchandizing.

Runner-up in CFA's Firest Annual Photo Contest - 2003

Charles Wesley "C.W." Chapman b. 1839 in Indiana and his wife Nancy Jane "N.J." Chasteen Chapman b. 1839 in Ohio. They were married in 1858 and had five children including Paul's great grandmother, Ella May Chapman b. 1886 in Iowa. Nancy died in 1899 and Charles in 1916. The date of the photo is unknown but must have been a 1899 or a short time before.

Photo submitted by Paul Rekow, CFA #404.

Convention Photo Gallery:

Tied up in Williamsburg, VA on CFA tour -- Liz Codding #117 OK & her daughter Suzan Codding #490 OK

Edward Chapman Branch Group -- Left to Right: Lisa from DC, daughter of James L. Chapman #031 WA, James, Peggy daughter of Sharon & Leonard B. Chapman of #184 CA, Sharon & Leonard, Phyllis (Mrs. Bob) & Bob Chapman #034 FL/VT, Gerry & Cliff (Carlton) Chapman #422 VA

Group Photo -- Husbands in back, wives in front seated, Left to Right: Neil & Emily M. Chapman #389 NY,
Jim & Jody Dean #027 IA, Bill & Faye Chapman #038 TX


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