John Chappell and his wife Sarah
John Chappell and Sarah P. Heath
Documents concerning the marriage of Nancy Chappell to William Bonner state that the marriage took place "in the home of John Chappell, Sr.", which I think has been taken to demonstrate that Nancy Chappell's father was John Chappell, Jr., and that her grandfather was John Chappell, Sr. Then, on top of that, you add the records which show that the John Chappell who married Nanny, aka Nancy Harrison had a son, John Chappell, Jr., who married a woman named "Sarah", and 'bingo!', you have a connection, right?
Not so fast:
Question: When was Nancy Chappell married to William Bonner?
Question: When did John Chappell, Sr. (husband of Nanny Harrison) die?
So this shows that John Chappell (husband of Nanny Harrison) was already dead by the time of the marriage of Nancy Chappell to William Bonner. Notice that John Chappell and Sarah P. (Heath) Chappell had a son named John D. Chappell. I believe that John D. Chappell is John Chappell, Jr., and his father is John Chappell, Sr. Therefore, when Nancy Chappell married "in the home of John Chappell, Sr.", she was marrying in the home of her father, not grandfather (which seems sensible enough).
John Chappell and Sarah Mathis
The John Chappell, Jr., who married Sarah Mathis died in 1845, in Talbot County, Georgia.
|Here is my present list of Descendants of John Chappell and Sarah P. (Heath) Chappell.|
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