From the "History of Columbia County, Wisconsin - 1880" there is a biographical sketch under the 'Town of Randolph' for JAMES P. CHAPMAN, farmer, Sec. 7; P. 0. Cambria; born March 9, 1836, in Tioga Co., Penn.; came to Wisconsin in 1853, and settled in Plainfield, Waushara Co. Was married in 1856 to Julia Chapman, who died in 1863, leaving three children -- John, Earl, Melissa and Louisa. Oct. 6, 1865, was married to Mrs. Cornelia Austin, daughter of Stephen A. Cromwell, a native of Montgomery Co., N. Y.; she came to Wisconsin in 1848; have one child by the second marriage -- Rose H. Mr. Chapman enlisted in 1862, in the 32d W. V. I., Co. C, and was in the service about three years. He is paying considerable attention to raising small fruits, and was almost the first one in the county to take any interest
in raspberry culture. Mr. Chapman has a great variety of floral plants, and they have purchased the material and are about to build a large conservatory. They are members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and he is Republican.