Hello everybody. I am Travis Chapell ( will explain later spelling) and I am trying to research my family tree of CHAPPELL ancestors. The last known ancestor I have is a JOHN WESLEY CHAPPELL born 1857 in Pickens Co, SC and died 27 Mar 1916 in Greenville, Greenville Co., S.C. He married a Sarah Ellen Dodson; born b. 19 Oct 1854 in Pickens Co, SC. they both are buried in Mile Creek Baptist Church, Six Mile, Pickens Co, SC.
I have been told that his parents are JOHN CHAPPELL & ABIGAIL BOREN/BOWEN however at this time I can not get it verified anywhere. This is my "brickwall" on my family and would like to continue goiong further back into time.
I have had in my possession for about 13 years a CHAPPELL family file; however I have yet to be able to find a link into it.
The most I can tell from looking at my research; my line of CHAPPELL ancestors were in UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA & in NORTH CAROLINA.
Is there anybody who can help?? If so please feel free to email me directly at the following email address:
Now with reguards to the way my last name is spelled; it is spelled this way do to an ARMY error from when my father went into the service. U.S. Army is concidered a legal way of changing names. Unfortunately in trying to research ones surname it becomes difficult to do with the misspellings.
Also...for any of you who would like to view my family tree information...please feel free to copy and paste this address
then look for a family file called KOUZIN KONNECTION