Hello fellow Chapman researchers:
I have done an exhaustive census study of the area that Royal Jesse Chapman had raised his children, in West Sparta and Nunda Livingston Co., NY. I located his wife, Phidella Youngs with their children (he is not present), and found the other Sibley and Confer and Spicer families.
I think I may have found a breakthrough. Along with these families is the household of Jacob Chapman. From research into this family, it is my sincere belief that he is a brother to Royal Jesse Chapman. The family names are the same, the dates are comparable, I know in my heart that it is true, I just have to continue exhausting all connections.
ANYONE want to help?