Charlotte Chapman Rowett Tansey, Macoupin County IL
©1996



Charlotte Chapman Rowett Tansey

My ggmother, Charlotte Chapman Rowett, was born in Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois in the 1860's. Her parents were Cecilia Burns Chapman, from
Dublin, Ireland, and Fletcher Chapman, whose parents were Richard and Cecilia Davenport Chapman. Richard and Cecilia were originally from Tyrell County,
North Carolina, and migrated to Southern Illinois in 1818.

Charlotte Chapman grew up in Carlinville and attended Blackburn College, graduating in 1880, I think. She married a man who was quite a bit older than she, Joe Rowett, who was originally from East Looe, Cornwall. He was a younger brother of General Richard Rowett (picture of gravestone), and served with him in the 7th Illinois Regiment of the Union Army. After their marriage, Charlotte and Joe lived in Joliet.

She was a writer and had a column in a couple of papers in Chicago, but I have not figured out yet which ones.

Charlotte and Joe had two children, Joseph Chapman Rowett and Cecilia Rosamond Rowett. She was widowed when her children were young, and remarried when they were grown to a Mr.Tansey in Arkansas.  She died in Mena, Arkansas in 1950, where she lived with her daughter, Cecilia R. Rowett Harrison Littleton.

Carla Hunter Southwick, great granddaughter of Charlotte Chapman.


This photograph is of Charlotte with her son, Joe, when she was middle aged.


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