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 Subj:  Re: Chapman Family 
Date:  09/03/2003 6:59:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time 
From: (Mike & Jenny Chapman)

The Chapman Grist Mill

Oscar E Chapman started the mill in 1919 and was located on the site of the present grocery store on Route 223 the main road through Erin Center and the first road to be hard surfaced from the Erin Baptist Church to Horseheads. The mill was torn down in the 50's when there were no longer any grain farmers left and the mill wasn't needed anymore. The Rodburn Manson stood on the corner across form the Baptist church and was pretty majestic for the time and area. Percy got the house after living on his farm off Fairview Rd.; he swapped the farm 2 cows and a tractor for the house. The house burned to the ground March 4th 1948 according to Percy. Long before he got the house the previous owners had disconnected the Carbide light system from the house and left the tank in the ground and just happen to rust through in 48 and was sparked by the water pump kicking in and the fire spread through the air vents and up the inside of the walls.

Michael Chapman
According to Percy A Chapman.

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 09/03/2003
By Joyce M. Tice