Charlotte Chapman Rowett Tansey, Macoupin County IL
My ggmother, Charlotte
Chapman Rowett, was born in Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois in
the 1860's. Her parents were Cecilia Burns Chapman, from
Charlotte Chapman Rowett Tansey
Dublin, Ireland, and Fletcher Chapman, whose parents were Richard and
Cecilia Davenport Chapman. Richard and Cecilia were originally from
North Carolina, and migrated to Southern Illinois in 1818.
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.
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.
photograph is of Charlotte with her son, Joe, when she was middle aged.
all rights reserved. Carla Hunter Southwick
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