Scope and Contents
Memoir, "The Birth, Education, Conviction and Conversion of William H. Chapman Up to His Entering the Traveling Connection, etc." written in 1824. Gives an account of his childhood, his training as a carpenter, but mostly concerns his conversion to Methodism and his ordination as a circuit rider for the Methodist Church. He discusses the religious nature of his parents and the conversions of his sisters.
Methodist ministers mentioned include James Hendrickson, J. J. Jacobs, William Monroe, S. P. Z. Galaspie, James McCan, Samuel Kenerly, James Taylor, Richard Armstrong, A. Pool, E. Matthews, B. Barry, William Beeks and Louis M. Fechtig.
Chapman served the Lewis Circuit (Lewis and Nicholas counties, West Virginia), Harrison Circuit (Harrison County, W. Va.), a circuit around Morgantown, W. Va. and the Baltimore and Montgomery circuits in Maryland. Other Methodists are mentioned.
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