1051 Chappell Road
City Directories and History: The extensive farm and commercial operation of Mr. John Henry “Jack” Chappell of York and Chester counties once encompassed thousands of acres, numerous cotton gins, a large coal operation in Chester, S.C., a dairy farm, and a rural corner store. See the History Thread links to additional sites associated with the family and area.
The family has deep ties to the Greenbrier Community of Fairfield Co., S.C. Buford S. Chappell, M.D. writes – “John C. Chappell, the third son of Laban C. and Catherine Smith Chappell was born in Oct. 28, 1850; married Lula Powell on March 19, 1888; and died Sept. 12, 1939. Lula Powell – Chappell was born in 1869 and died on Nov. 12, 1909. Their son, Phil Edgar Chappell 1895-1920, is buried near his parents at the Greebrier Methodist Church. Their son, John Henry Chappell is a cotton farmer in Chester County…and York. (Courtesy of the Chappell Family in Early S.C., p 61.)
“In December 1916, John Henry Chappell came to Chester from Fairfield County as foreman of Swift’s Fertilizer plant, later known as Grace Plant. His parents are John Christopher Chappell and Lula Florin Powell.
In December 1916, Eva Porter came to Chester from her home in York County. She worked in the overall sewing room on Gadsden Street. On August 29, four days after her 17th birthday, she and John Henry Chappell met. On December 23, 1917, they were married in Winnsboro at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. Hardy. Witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stevenson.”
(Information in part from: Chester County Heritage Book, Vol. I, Edt. by Collins – Knox, Published by the Chester Co Hist. Society – Jostens Printing, 1982)
*** Note the 1910 Walker’s Map shows none of the Chappell family members are listed as living at this location.
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