Chapman, David, was born in England, December 2, 1836, a son of Charles and Ann Chapman, natives of England. David Chapman was educated in England and came to Lewiston, N. Y., in 1855, where he was engaged in farming, which he followed until 1860, when he went to Ransomville and went into a saw mill. In 1887 he bought a half interest in the Wilson grist mill and after two years went to Binghamton as electrical engineer for seven years, thence to Wilson where he has since been in the grist mill in partnership with Mr. Martin Bush. Mr. Chapman was married in 1859 to Phoebe Fisher of Lancaster, and they have two children, Mary E. (wife of George C. Brooks of Binghamton), and Charles J. Mr. Chapman is a member of the Binghamton Electrical Association, and the family attend the M. E. church.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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