Chapman Family Home

Summary

During the 1870s, this simple farmhouse was the home of John B. Chapman and his wife Susie. Chapman taught several terms in the one-room schools of his rural community. Young Henry Ford was one of his pupils. Chapman also worked at other tasks for much of the year, as a farmhand and as a cooper, making barrels for local farmers.

During the 1870s, this simple farmhouse was the home of John B. Chapman and his wife Susie. Chapman taught several terms in the one-room schools of his rural community. Young Henry Ford was one of his pupils. Chapman also worked at other tasks for much of the year, as a farmhand and as a cooper, making barrels for local farmers.

Artifact

House

Date Made

1860

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Built in 1860 in Dearborn Township, Michigan.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

29.3060.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Brick (Clay product)
Glass (Material)

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