Friday, March 20, 2009

Mt Vernon 1928 Paul H Weaver and Roehm Family

Continuing with the camping road trip of my grandparents, Noah Elwood and Edna Eicher Weaver, this photo is of my Dad in front of Mt Vernon with the Roehm family, Glady, Tom Jr and Tom. Having visited Williamsburg and Jamestown in Virginia already, the caravan of two cars stopped at this famous location where I hope to visit within the month. My Chappelear ancestors, from my Mom's side, settled in St Mary's County Maryland about 1700, perhaps 30 miles as the crow flies across the Potomac from the Washington Estate, and during the war for independence, Elias Chappelear fought in the Maryland militia. He was a land owner in the Charlotte Hall area on land known as Woods Inclosure. Like many of the plantation owners in the area who raised tobacco they were slave owners.
Elias Chappelear served as a Private for 5 days during the Revolutionary War, July 21 through 27, 1776 with the 6th Battalion of St. Marys Co. Militia (Rev. Papers St. Marys Co., MD box 6, folder 1). The Militia was called up, at the time they expected Lord Dunsmore to attack. This makes Elias' descendants eligible for the DAR. Elias and Bramml (Brammel) Chappelear's 4th child was Zachariah Chappelear b. 07/31/1772 in St Mary's Co, whose son William Woods Chappellear ventured to Missouri during the turbulent 1850's, where my greatgrandmother Emma Chappelear was born. She married Len Glessner in Farmer City IL.

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