"This marker is located just 0.125 miles off the North Point Road on a canoe access path going to the point where the Raquette River enters Long Lake. There are two New York State Department of Environmental Conservation camp sites in close proximity to this marker. At the present time, we do not know if this is an actual grave site or if it is simply a marker in memorandum for the deceased."- Ray Smith
December 20, 1936
A Real Woodsman
A Native of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
Robert J. Chapman was born in 1902 in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, NY, son of Frederick CHAPMAN and wife Nettie JACOBS. Robert died on 20 December 1936 and is buried in Maple Grove (Old) Cemetery in Hoosick. He was apparently named after his grandfather, Robert J. Chapman, who was a Civil War Veteran.
US Census entries:
1920, Hoosick Falls village: Clerk, office - living with his parents. 1930, Hoosick Falls village: "shofer", "taxi proprietor" - living with his parents.
For more details see the Rensselaer county site: Descendants of Robert J. Chapman
We would love to know more about Robert Chapman. If you have any information regarding this man, please send it to the site coordinator!
Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-May-2008 13:19:18 PDT
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