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  • Name Moses CHAPLINE 
    Born 11 Jun 1717  Prince George's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1762  Frederick County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Source: Jerry Bruhn .

      (2) Family History: Colonial Genealogies #1, 1607-1920, Colonial Families, Volume II, Chapline Family, p. 176, © The Generations Network, February 18, 2009:

      MOSES CHAPLINE of Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md., b. 11th June, 1717; d. 1762; Captain in French and Indian War and stationed at Old Fort Frederick, 1757; on Grand Jury at the first regular session of County Court for Frederick Co., 21st Mar. 1749; m. in 1740, Jane or Jeannette CATON, b. 1718, in St. Margaret's, Westminster Parish, opposite Annapolis, Md., dau. of William and Elizabeth CATON.


      I. Ruth, m. Mr. LINDSAY, moved to North Carolina.

      II. Elizabeth (called Betsey), m. Jacob BEASON of Beasontown, now called Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa. Late in life she moved to North Alabama.

      III. Mary, b. 1744; m. William GOOD; moved to Sharpsburg, Md.

      IV. Josiah, d. yng.

      V. Agnes (called Nancy), m. Edward MENDENHALL; moved to Martinsburg, W. Va.

      VI. Esther, m. Daniel CULP; moved in 1790 to Kentucky.

      VII. Lydia, m. Wm. PATTERSON of Berkeley Co., W. Va.; later in life moved to Brookville, Ind.

      VIII. MOSES CATON, b. 20th Oct. 1754.

      IX. William, m. _____ JOHNSON; lived in Sharpsburg; moved later to Wheeling, W. Va., about 1809. No issue.

      X. Louisa, b. 6th Sept. 1757; m. in 1771, when less than 15 years of age, Joseph MOOREHEAD; d. at the house of her son, Moses Caton MOOREHEAD, in Muchinjen [Muskingum ?] Co., Ohio, 26th Oct. 1833.

      (3) Kennedy, Mary Selden, Seldens of Virginia, Vol. 2, New York, NY: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1911, pp. 471-474:

      CAPT. MOSES CHAPLINE . . . was born in 1717. In 1749 he was constable for Antietam Hundred. He was a soldier of the French and Indian wars, and was captain of a company of Militia at old Fort Frederick. His name appears, as stated in the biography of his brother, Colonel Joseph Chapline, on the muster roll of the latter's regiment, dated 1757. He married Janet Caton at her home near Annapolis, Maryland, in the year 1740. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Caton, and was born about 1718, in St. Margaret's, Westminster Parish, on the north side of the Severn River, opposite Annapolis. Her brother, Thomas Caton, married Ann _____. Their son, William Caton, the last male member of the family, lived to be eighty years of age, dying about 1825. The Catons were of Saxon origin, and were established in Norfolk and Suffolk, England. Thomas Caton, who died in 1640, married Anne, Wyth. Their children were Thomas, Henry, Richmond, John, and Peter. Hotten's original list gives Richard Caton for Virginia, in the "David," in 1636, aged twenty-six years. The great-grandmother of Maria Leggett Dare, who furnished the material for this account of the Caton family, claimed the Baltimore Catons as cousins. She died January 21, 1904.

      The old homestead, built at a very early date by Moses Chapline, was of hewn logs, with holes left in the walls through which to shoot when the Indians were troublesome. It had a broad central hall, with a huge fireplace; stairs with a walnut balustrade, and rooms on both sides of the hall with finely carved mantles. There was a second story under a deeply sloping roof. This house burned down January 9, 1901, and Miss Betsie Shiffler, the owner at the time, was entirely consumed. She was over ninety years of age, and had spent most of her life in that house. This homestead was part of Mount Pleasant, and "Josiah's Bitt," part of the estate of Moses Chapline, Senior, were sold to Michael Fackler, April 1, 1779, for ??4,600, the deed being recorded at Hagerstown. This land lay five miles from Sharpsburg, and two or three from Keedysville, along the old Middletown road. It is beautiful country and the soil has a sub-strata of white marble. The house was twenty-five and a half feet wide, forty-nine and a half long, and one and a half stories high. Nearby is the family cemetery, which the deed to Michael Fackler thus records: "That the empaled burying ground on the afsd to the contents of one quarter of an acre land shall stand and remain the property of the said Moses Chapline and his heirs and also to all and every the heir of Moses Chapline deceased, as the family burying place to every of them to have free access to and from as often as cases of mortality shall require forever." in the cemetery repose the remains of Moses Chapline and his wife, Janet Caton, buried in one grave. Here also were buried their eldest son, Josiah, and their daughter, Mary, and her husband, William Good. Moses Caton [Chapline ?] died in 1762. His will was dated August 30, and proved November 17, in that year. His executors were his wife, Janet, and his brother, Joseph Chapline. The will was witnessed by John Perins, William Good, and John Walter. It mentions his children, Joseph Chapline, heir-at-law; Ruth Lindsay; Moses; William; Elizabeth; Mary; Agnes; Esther; Lydia, and Louisa. This will provides for the wife with certain real estate, gives special legacies to three sons; negroes to wife and children, and all the rest of the estate to be divided among them all. Captain Moses Chapline had a large family, and has numerous descendants.

      Children (all born between 1741-1751):

      i. Josiah, eldest son.

      ii. Joseph, called "heir-at-law," in will of his father.

      iii. Ruth, married _____ Lindsay; removed to North Carolina.

      iv. Elizabeth, married Jacob Beason, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

      v. Mary, married William Good; late in life removed to Alabama.

      vi. Agnes (Nancy), married Edward Mendenhall; lived on the Tuscarora, near Martinsburg.

      vii. Estha, married Daniel Culp; removed to Kentucky about 1790. . . .

      viii. Lidia, married _____ Patterson of Berkley County. . . .

      ix. Moses, married Mary Caldwell.

      x. William, married _____ Johnson; no issue.

      xi. Louisa, married Joseph Moorehead.
    Person ID I18336  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Father William CHAPLINE, III,   b. 1685, Calvert County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Dec 1752, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth RILEY,   b. 1685, Prince George's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Apr 1726  (Age > 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1716  Prince George's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet CATON,   b. Abt 1718, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1740  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Ruth CHAPLINE,   b. 1741  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F8182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart