JOSEPH CHAPMAN 1787-1848

JOSEPH CHAPMAN 1787-1848

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SHIPS CARPENTER, SAILOR, MUTINEER, EXPATRIATE, ACCIDENTAL PIRATE, CALIFORNIO RANCHERO. REVERED AND HATED............. CRAFTSMAN. HE PAID A GREAT PRICE IN BUILDING OUR COUNTRY......... HIS LIFE OF GOOD WORKS.

AN ANCESTER

  • NIEGHBOR TO THE HISTORIC DANA ABOBE, NIPOMO, CA

WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS LITTLE FARM I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A JOURNEY I WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN. AS I CAME DOWN THE DRIVE WAY WITH THE REALTOR I KNEW THIS WAS THE PLACE. IT HAD SO MANY ELEMENTS OF MY CHILDHOOD. MY G MAS DWARF MANDRINE ORANGES LINING THE FRONT DRIVE. THE INCREDABLE VIEW OF NIPOMO HILLS REMEMBERED SINCE I WAS A SMALL CHILD ON OUR FAMILY TRIPS. IT HAD THE BACK PORCH OF MY CHILDHOOD HOME AND MY GRT AUNTS PORCH WHERE WE HAD CHICKEN DINNER ON SUNDAYS TILL IT ABRUPTLY STOPPED. I ALWAYS WANTED TO RETURN TO MY CHILDHOOD SO FIGURE WHAT WENT WRONG.

THE HAND OF GOD BROUGHT ME HERE. MRS DANAS SPIRIT STARTED TO VISIT. AND I HEARD HER STORY. NOT ANY WHERE NEAR THE SAME AS THE PUBLIC HIS STORY. AS I SLOWLY TURNED THE PAGES OF HISTORY I BEGAN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY FAMILY HISTORY AND SINCE MY FAMILY HAS HIDDEN HISTORY I WILL BEGIN WITH MYSTORY WHICH IS BEING DEVULGED TO ME IN  RESEARCH AND CONTEMPLATION OF HUMAN NATURES.

I HEARD ABOUT JOSEPH CHAPMAN WHEN I WAS ABOUT 50. THE FAMILY CLAIMED HE WAS AN ACCIDENTAL PIRATE. I LAUGHED AT THE IDEA.... TIL I DID A LITTLE RESEARCHED AND FOUND THAT INDEED HE WAS AN ACCIDENTAL PIRATE. AN EXPATRIATE AND MUTINEER....HE WAS BROUGHT BACK FROM THE HAWAII BY THE PIRATE BUCHON. HE USED HIS CRAFTSMAN SKILLS TO IMPRESS THE CALIFORNIOS ENOUGH TO LET HIM GO.


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11/23/2007
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