Henry A. Baker published A History of Montville, Connecticut
Included was a short genealogy of Joseph Chapman's
family. With errors.
Checking Chapmans is an effort to correct the errors Baker
into the Chapman line. Using primary, secondary,
and less reputable
sources, the position of every person in
family has been proven,
disproven, or placed in questionable
status. Every fact for every person
has been backed up with
sources or clearly marked as speculative.
Joseph's line has
been extended at least four generations where possible,
following each of his five children: Joseph, Zebulon, Dyah,
Baker's information on Jonathan Chapman, Joseph's brother,
and his family is also checked and expanded, though not as
extensively as Joseph's.
Families never before connected to the Chapman family have
been discovered and incorporated.
Until now, this family had not been documented in print except by Henry A. Baker. Checking Chapmans extends the genealogy of one line of descent of William Chapman, who was in New London, Connecticut by 1656, to at least eight generations.
Includes a bare bones Register style report and every name index. Indexes are dreadful things.