Re: History: Unity - Forgotten Cemetery Unity Town
Contact: Lani Bartelt
I have a picture of the cemetery plaque for the cemetery on that property. The property was homesteaded by Joseph & Dorothy Chapman and a bio on their family is in our online library. I also have a copy of the original land deed and when the property was sold by James Chapman,son of Joseph & Dorothy in the 1940's to George Miller it was stated in the sale papers that the area around the cemetery was never to be farmed.
In the 1980's James Chapman's son, George Chapman had a bronze plaque laid in the ground listing Joseph, Dorothy and a son, Will Chapman as buried there.
I just got this picture a few weeks ago and will post it soon.
I am related to the Chapman family as Dorothy and Joseph Chapman were my Great-Grandmother, Violet Rogers Shelley's paternal great-Aunt and Uncle and they raised her after her mother, Sydney Coleman Rogers died of TB when Violet was only seven or eight months old.
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